Letter to the Editor

The new Langley Memorial Hospital emergency room opened for its first patients on Tuesday, May 4. (Government of B.C./Special to the Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Aldergrove woman underwhelmed with new hospital ER

New ER is nice but needs adequate staffing, local woman writes

  • Jun 13, 2021
The new Langley Memorial Hospital emergency room opened for its first patients on Tuesday, May 4. (Government of B.C./Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Anti-bigotry activist Cran Campbell says even when hateful comments are taken down, they are quickly reposted. His comments coincided with release of a new poll on Sunday, March 31, 2021 that showed seven in 10 Canadians are worried about the degree of racism in the country (Langley Advance Times file)

LETTER: Canada is at a crossroads regarding hate and racism: Langley man writes

Canadians have to decide what kind of society they want, local man says

  • Jun 12, 2021
Anti-bigotry activist Cran Campbell says even when hateful comments are taken down, they are quickly reposted. His comments coincided with release of a new poll on Sunday, March 31, 2021 that showed seven in 10 Canadians are worried about the degree of racism in the country (Langley Advance Times file)
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LETTER: Langley park drinking pilot article should not be next to drunk confrontation article

Having the stories on the same page shows bias against public drinking, letter writer argues

  • Jun 7, 2021
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Langley Township council passed a tree protection bylaw in 2019, but various letter writers have questionned whether it does enough. (Black Press Media file)

LETTER: Why can’t trees be protected? Langley woman wonders

Society protects buildings and human-made structures so why not trees?

  • Jun 6, 2021
Langley Township council passed a tree protection bylaw in 2019, but various letter writers have questionned whether it does enough. (Black Press Media file)
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LETTER: Langley City man says politics and religion long parted ways

Letter writer chides politicians for not following the moral lessons of religion

  • Jun 6, 2021
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Langley Township continues to add EV chargers at its facilities. (Township file photo)

LETTER: Langley EV user says charging infrastructure will come

There was a time when there were no gas stations for internal combustion engine cars, writer notes

  • Jun 5, 2021
Langley Township continues to add EV chargers at its facilities. (Township file photo)
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LETTER: Langley resident sides with dog owner in condo curfuffle

Letter writers have been sharing their views since the story was published

  • Jun 5, 2021
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Brydon Lagoon is a popular walking area and a local couple recently encountered several helpful people when one of them fell and was hurt. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Fall at Langley lagoon brings out best in people

A woman took a hard spill while out walking with her husband

  • Jun 4, 2021
Brydon Lagoon is a popular walking area and a local couple recently encountered several helpful people when one of them fell and was hurt. (Langley Advance Times files)
A Langley resident would like to see the government move on protecting bees. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Langley resident urges government to act on pesticide ban to protect bees

Widely used pesticides impact bee health, letter writer argues

  • Jun 4, 2021
A Langley resident would like to see the government move on protecting bees. (Black Press Media files)
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LETTER: Langley condo steps in a mess over dog’s height limit fight

A local resident is critical of the fines being assessed a dog owner

  • Jun 2, 2021
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LETTER: Some have medical reasons for not wearing a mask

Langley reader says local business overstepped, discriminating against consumer

  • Jun 1, 2021
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A Langley City resident takes issue with an opinion piece by reporter Matthew Claxton about vaccination hesitancy. (Ronan O’Doherty/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Langley City resident pokes holes in opinion piece about vaccination hesitancy

A letter writer shares her opinion on why some people may not want the shots

  • May 31, 2021
A Langley City resident takes issue with an opinion piece by reporter Matthew Claxton about vaccination hesitancy. (Ronan O’Doherty/Black Press Media)
Langley Township council is pondering changing the use of the indicated plot from agricultural to industrial. The purple lands are existing industrial lands in the Gloucester Industrial Park, and the dark green areas are ravines and rivers, and the light green areas were set aside for a “golf course” that was never built and remain largely natural. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Isn’t the ALC supposed to protect Langley’s agricultural lands?

Local letter writer is watching the Township application to expand an industrial park

  • May 31, 2021
Langley Township council is pondering changing the use of the indicated plot from agricultural to industrial. The purple lands are existing industrial lands in the Gloucester Industrial Park, and the dark green areas are ravines and rivers, and the light green areas were set aside for a “golf course” that was never built and remain largely natural. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The pandemic has reduced the demand for new planes from manufacturers but what will happen when international travel restrictions allow people to vacation abroad? (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

LETTER: COVID shone spotlight on impact of international travel, Langley writer notes

Will people rethink travel when the pandemic is over, a local resident wonders

  • May 29, 2021
The pandemic has reduced the demand for new planes from manufacturers but what will happen when international travel restrictions allow people to vacation abroad? (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
A local pastor wonders why church services must be outside but large crowds are allowed in stores. (Ronan O’Doherty/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Langley pastor contrasts outdoor church services with bustling shopping venues

Convincing people to follow public health guidelines can be a hard sell

  • May 28, 2021
A local pastor wonders why church services must be outside but large crowds are allowed in stores. (Ronan O’Doherty/Black Press Media)
Langley RCMP Supt. Murray Power, City Mayor Val van den Broek, and City fire chief Rory Thompson visited local businesses and talked to residents on the street in summer 2020. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Resident lambasts Langley City mayor and council over gala aftermath

Langley RCMP’s superintendent removed from his post after questions about police overtime

  • May 26, 2021
Langley RCMP Supt. Murray Power, City Mayor Val van den Broek, and City fire chief Rory Thompson visited local businesses and talked to residents on the street in summer 2020. (Langley Advance Times files)
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LETTER: Be grateful to the police for the job they do

Don’t malign officers for doing their job to catch the criminals among us: letter writer

  • May 25, 2021
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Spring is when many municipalities start doing pothole repairs. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Langley woman wonders about road repairs and rough driving

A local resident has some questions on pothole patching

  • May 23, 2021
Spring is when many municipalities start doing pothole repairs. (Black Press Media files)
One letter writer says she’s glad she doesn’t live in Brookswood, next to “noise” makers. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: COVID bangers not respecting neighbour’s rights

‘So glad I don’t live next door’

  • May 23, 2021
One letter writer says she’s glad she doesn’t live in Brookswood, next to “noise” makers. (Langley Advance Times files)
A Langley resident is incensed by the taxes on fuel. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Langley man wonders when gas taxes will stop rising

Drivers are saddled with too much taxation, a local letter writer argues

  • May 22, 2021
A Langley resident is incensed by the taxes on fuel. (Black Press Media files)