Letters

The quarry located on Sheridan Hill in the Pitt Polder area of Pitt Meadows. (Gene Cordoni/Special to The News)

LETTER: Wishing to share an often unseen view

Longtime Maple Ridge resident offers a look inside the Pitt River Quarry at a reclaimed mine

  • Oct 6, 2021
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Embattled B.C. forest industry needs government leadership

Industry getting attention ‘for all the wrong reasons’

  • Oct 5, 2021
Send your letter to the editor via email to news@langleyadvancetimes.com and include your first and last name, address, and phone number. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Maple Ridge letter writer backs vaxxing

People who won’t get COVID shot should not have access to health care if they catch it, writer says

  • Oct 2, 2021
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LETTER: Maple Ridge man considers term ‘anti-vaxxer’ discriminatory

Local resident concerned about discrimination against unvaccinated people

  • Sep 30, 2021
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The famly of Elizabeth Korstad is pleased with her care as her Alzheimer’s progressed. (Korstad family/Special to The News)

LETTER: Family grateful for care of aging loved-one

Maple Ridge family speak highly of staff at Willow Manor during mother’s final days

  • Sep 30, 2021
The famly of Elizabeth Korstad is pleased with her care as her Alzheimer’s progressed. (Korstad family/Special to The News)
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LETTER: Pitt Meadows petition organizer continues fight against costly detachment

Mayor says it’s a done deal but resident still swinging

  • Sep 26, 2021
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Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Truly moved by gesture of kindness

Address sign stolen, then found and returned by caring neighbour

  • Sep 13, 2021
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Vaccinations started in B.C. in early 2021. A local letter writer says anyone not vaccinated by Nov. 1 should have to pay their own medical costs if they get COVID-19. (Ronan O’Doherty/Black Press Media)

LETTER: No jab, then foot the medical bills, Maple Ridge man suggests

People who won’t vaccinate to protect themselves and others burdening health system, resident writes

  • Sep 10, 2021
Vaccinations started in B.C. in early 2021. A local letter writer says anyone not vaccinated by Nov. 1 should have to pay their own medical costs if they get COVID-19. (Ronan O’Doherty/Black Press Media)
The man holding the axe was seen hitting the other individual a couple of times during the course of their argument. A local letter writer is concerned there will be no legal consequences. (Special to The News)

LETTER: Axe fight in busy downtown Maple Ridge should have consequences

A local letter writer is angry that the police won’t be pursuing charges

  • Sep 9, 2021
The man holding the axe was seen hitting the other individual a couple of times during the course of their argument. A local letter writer is concerned there will be no legal consequences. (Special to The News)
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms includes limitations on people’s rights.

LETTER: Maple Ridge resident lays out ‘health freedom’ protest legal limitations

People’s rights come with responsibilities and limiations, a local letter writer noted

  • Sep 9, 2021
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms includes limitations on people’s rights.
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LETTER: Pitt Meadows elected officials not listening to residents

A vocal opponent of the new RCMP detachment says mayor and council update existing service agreement

  • Sep 2, 2021
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Send your letter to the editor via email to news@langleyadvancetimes.com and include your first and last name, address, and phone number. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Maple Ridge woman suggests different help for different kinds of homeless people

Homelessness and addiction often go hand in hand, local woman says

  • Sep 1, 2021
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Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Canada should make room for Afghan women, girls

But letter writer suggests full COVID precautions be taken

  • Aug 24, 2021
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LETTER: Thank you to flat tire rescuers

Maple Ridge woman vows to pay it forward after kind strangers come to her aid

  • Aug 23, 2021
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LETTER: Climate crisis must be central election issue, writer contends

Grandmother shocked after driving through B.C.’s fire areas

  • Aug 14, 2021
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Fireworks explode during the closing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

LETTER: Maple Ridge man suggests Olympic sports average folks could do

Taxpayers fund these global games so they should be able to compete in them, letter writer says

  • Aug 13, 2021
Fireworks explode during the closing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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LETTER: Don’t let Emanicipation Day result in the end of B.C. Day

Federal government should have known important dates conflicted, letter writer says

  • Aug 11, 2021
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Local resident Darlene Mercer said the trees on the site where a new RCMP detachment would be built in Pitt Meadows should be preserved. (Mercer/Special to The News)

LETTER: World events show need to preserve trees at proposed RCMP detachment site

In addition to the financial burden of a new detachment, letter writer disagrees with green impact

  • Aug 8, 2021
Local resident Darlene Mercer said the trees on the site where a new RCMP detachment would be built in Pitt Meadows should be preserved. (Mercer/Special to The News)
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LETTER: Pitt Meadows waterfront gem destroyed by design

Letter writer had a hand in planning waterfront village only to see industrial park put next door

  • Aug 7, 2021
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Pitt Meadows council is moving ahead with a plan to create a detachment in the community. Currently, it shares a detachment with Maple Ridge. (File)

LETTER: Pitt Meadows RCMP detachment worthy of third-party oversight

Letter writer wants to see the plans go back to the drawing board.

  • Aug 3, 2021
Pitt Meadows council is moving ahead with a plan to create a detachment in the community. Currently, it shares a detachment with Maple Ridge. (File)