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Protesters gather outside the Ministry of Health Wednesday (Aug. 10) afternoon, calling on the provincial government to address the family doctor shortage. (Austin Westphal/Black Press Media)

WEB POLL: Do you have a family doctor?

Are you still looking, or have you given up?

 

A staycation can still involve getting out of the house, such as going to the Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience water park. (Langley Township/Special to The Star)

WEB POLL: Did you travel over the B.C. Day long weekend?

Or did you stick closer to home?

  • Aug 4, 2022

 

Police were investigating multiple Langley shootings early Monday, July 25, 2022. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

WEB POLL: Do you feel safe in Langley?

In the wake of shootings, we ask if you feel this is a safe community

  • Jul 28, 2022

 

Traffic restrictions remained in place on the 232nd Street overpass on July 5, the result of a damage suffered in a June 23 crash. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

WEB POLL: Crack down on trucking firms involved in overpass crashes?

Overheight trucks have been slamming into overpasses multiple times this summer

  • Jul 21, 2022
Traffic restrictions remained in place on the 232nd Street overpass on July 5, the result of a damage suffered in a June 23 crash. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley got a new emergency room at LMH in 2021. (Government of B.C./Special to the Langley Advance Times)

WEB POLL: Put B.C. family doctors on salary?

Salary versus per-patient pay has recently been debated

Langley got a new emergency room at LMH in 2021. (Government of B.C./Special to the Langley Advance Times)
B.C. Liberal leader Kevin Falcon addresses supporters after winning a byelection for a seat in the legislature in the riding of Vancouver-Quilchena on Saturday, April 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

WEB POLL: Should the B.C. Liberals change their party’s name?

Party has long been a liberal/conservative alliance

  • Jul 7, 2022
B.C. Liberal leader Kevin Falcon addresses supporters after winning a byelection for a seat in the legislature in the riding of Vancouver-Quilchena on Saturday, April 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Pro-choice protestors outside Kelowna’s courthouse on June 26, 2022 following the overturn of a 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that unduly restrictive state regulations on abortion are unconstitutional (Brittany Webster - Black Press)

WEB POLL: Time to re-open abortion debate, or not?

The debate has been inflamed by the U.S. court decision

  • Jun 30, 2022
Pro-choice protestors outside Kelowna’s courthouse on June 26, 2022 following the overturn of a 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that unduly restrictive state regulations on abortion are unconstitutional (Brittany Webster - Black Press)
Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, June 17, 2022. Canadians will need to find alternatives for plastic straws and grocery bags by the end of the year as the federal government puts the final motions in place to ban some single-use plastics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

WEB POLL: Do you agree with the incoming ban on single-use plastic bags?

Straws, six-pack rings, and other items are also to be banned

  • Jun 24, 2022
Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, June 17, 2022. Canadians will need to find alternatives for plastic straws and grocery bags by the end of the year as the federal government puts the final motions in place to ban some single-use plastics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

WEB POLL: Are we headed for a recession?

Or is it different this time?

  • Jun 17, 2022
A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Advocates for decriminalization and safe supply of drugs stood outside Nelson’s city hall on April 14th. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

WEB POLL: Expand safer supply drug programs in B.C.?

Health officials are calling for such programs to be widened

  • Jun 10, 2022
Advocates for decriminalization and safe supply of drugs stood outside Nelson’s city hall on April 14th. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Officers with the CFSEU Gang Enforcement Team followed a car with bogus license plates to a Langley home earlier this month, seizing guns, body armour, ammunition, and drugs. (BCCFSEU/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

WEB POLL: Will handgun sales ban cut gun crime?

The ban is part of a new gun control bill

  • Jun 2, 2022
Officers with the CFSEU Gang Enforcement Team followed a car with bogus license plates to a Langley home earlier this month, seizing guns, body armour, ammunition, and drugs. (BCCFSEU/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
A family of four will see their grocery bills rise by $500 next year, according to a Canadian University study. (Photo courtesy of USDA.)

WEB POLL: Are higher grocery costs affecting how you shop?

Inflation is raising the price of food

  • May 26, 2022
A family of four will see their grocery bills rise by $500 next year, according to a Canadian University study. (Photo courtesy of USDA.)
Vesta Properties has two residential towers approved for construction (models pictured) and is planning another, 45-storey tower. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

WEB POLL: How high should Langley’s buildings be?

Should there be a height limit on highrises in Langley?

  • May 20, 2022
Vesta Properties has two residential towers approved for construction (models pictured) and is planning another, 45-storey tower. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
An aerial view, without horizon, of the Fraser River and part of Sumas Mountain, during the 1948 Fraser River flood. Nicomen Island is seen inundated with flood water at top centre in image. Chilliwack Mountain is visible at top right (1948). (Photograph courtesy of the Chilliwack Museum and Archives P669).

WEB POLL: Will there be another Fraser River flood?

Snowpacks are slightly above average right now.

  • May 12, 2022
An aerial view, without horizon, of the Fraser River and part of Sumas Mountain, during the 1948 Fraser River flood. Nicomen Island is seen inundated with flood water at top centre in image. Chilliwack Mountain is visible at top right (1948). (Photograph courtesy of the Chilliwack Museum and Archives P669).
The proposed new federal riding of Pitt Meadows-Fort Langley. (Special to Black Press Media)

WEB POLL: Do you like the new Pitt Meadows-Fort Langley riding?

What do you think about this unusually-shaped riding?

  • May 5, 2022
The proposed new federal riding of Pitt Meadows-Fort Langley. (Special to Black Press Media)
The one-month pilot will begin March 6 on a 60-foot articulated bus and two double-decker buses. (TransLink)

WEB POLL: Would you ever trade in your car for a transit pass?

A lot more public transit is planned for Langley. Is it enough to give up a personal vehicle?

  • Apr 29, 2022
The one-month pilot will begin March 6 on a 60-foot articulated bus and two double-decker buses. (TransLink)
People hold banners during a march to remember those who died during the overdose crisis and to call for a safe supply of illicit drugs on International Overdose Awareness Day, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. British Columbia's chief coroner says at least 1,011 people died from suspected illicit drug overdoses from January to June, the highest death toll recorded in the first six months of a calendar year during the province's overdose crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

WEB POLL: Do you support expanding safe supply in B.C.?

What do you think of expanding the safe supply of addictive drugs in B.C.?

  • Apr 14, 2022
People hold banners during a march to remember those who died during the overdose crisis and to call for a safe supply of illicit drugs on International Overdose Awareness Day, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. British Columbia's chief coroner says at least 1,011 people died from suspected illicit drug overdoses from January to June, the highest death toll recorded in the first six months of a calendar year during the province's overdose crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Township of Langley Energy Manager Greg Dennis tested the DC Fast Charger’s inaugural charge last year. The DC Fast Charger can add over 100 kilometres of electric range per hour and was the fourth of its kind in the Township. (Langley Township/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

WEB POLL: Will your next car be electric?

Sales of new electric vehicles are going up sharply in B.C.

  • Apr 7, 2022
Township of Langley Energy Manager Greg Dennis tested the DC Fast Charger’s inaugural charge last year. The DC Fast Charger can add over 100 kilometres of electric range per hour and was the fourth of its kind in the Township. (Langley Township/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
B.C. riding boundaries are determined by population and drawn by the independent BC Electoral Boundaries Commission. (Black Press Media files)

WEB POLL: Do you think Langley should have three MLAs just within its borders, to represent local interests?

Has the population grown enough for this community to have three of its own MLAs?

  • Mar 25, 2022
B.C. riding boundaries are determined by population and drawn by the independent BC Electoral Boundaries Commission. (Black Press Media files)
Businesses can still legally require the public and staff to wear masks (similar to ‘no shirt, no shoes, no service’), but governments are making changes to public health orders and mandates. Most have been lifted in B.C. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP)

WEB POLL: Do you plan to wear a mask?

Many public health orders have been lifted but there’s still lots of people in public wearing masks

  • Mar 17, 2022
Businesses can still legally require the public and staff to wear masks (similar to ‘no shirt, no shoes, no service’), but governments are making changes to public health orders and mandates. Most have been lifted in B.C. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP)