Letters

Readers were asked to share why they love B.C. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Provincial flag holds special meaning for Maple Ridge woman

A few readers shared their thoughts about British Columbia

  • Aug 2, 2022
Maple Ridge council heard from a delegate last year. Their presentation included numerous wildlife photos taken by residents near the proposed Yennadon Lands development. (Special to The News)

LETTER: Still upset by Yennadon decision

Critical of staff and council for pushing through industrial project, despite clear opposition

  • Aug 1, 2022
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Moved by kindness of Maple Ridge senior

Even though gesture was scuttled by cashier, the thought was there and appreciated

  • Jul 24, 2022
Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Quick development brought crime problems to Maple Ridge

Letter writer encouraging residents to vote in upcoming municipal election if they want change

  • Jul 24, 2022
Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Black Press Media files)
Evidence bags containing fentanyl were displayed during a news conference at Surrey RCMP Headquarters, in Surrey, on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (Darryl Dyck, Canadian Press)

LETTER: Maple Ridge man says treatment centres needed to handle drug crisis

Decriminalization won’t solve the problems, letter writer says

  • Jul 23, 2022
Evidence bags containing fentanyl were displayed during a news conference at Surrey RCMP Headquarters, in Surrey, on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (Darryl Dyck, Canadian Press)
Despite significant opposition to the Yennadon Lands employment park, council gave approval at the end of May. (The News files)
Despite significant opposition to the Yennadon Lands employment park, council gave approval at the end of May. (The News files)

LETTER: Yennadon Lands project should have gone to referendum

Such dramatic changes to Maple Ridge’s Official Community Plan requires more public consultation

  • Jul 22, 2022
Despite significant opposition to the Yennadon Lands employment park, council gave approval at the end of May. (The News files)
Despite significant opposition to the Yennadon Lands employment park, council gave approval at the end of May. (The News files)
Kelly and Eddie Sandoval with their children – Tyson, Keenan, Donte and Emmitt. (Special to Black Press Media)

LETTER: No justice in sentencing for truck rampage

VIDEO: Reader outraged at 15 months in jail for killing a mother of four

  • Jul 20, 2022
Kelly and Eddie Sandoval with their children – Tyson, Keenan, Donte and Emmitt. (Special to Black Press Media)
The relatively new Amazon warehouse on Airport Way and Harris Road in Pitt Meadows. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)

LETTER: Amazon could save thousands and pass along to its customers

With the high cost of fuel and many other financial issues facing people today, one reader has a tip

  • Jul 17, 2022
The relatively new Amazon warehouse on Airport Way and Harris Road in Pitt Meadows. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)
A local resident would like to see capital work done on the Ridge Meadows Hospital. (The News files)

LETTER: Maple Ridge resident wonders when is it local hospital’s turn for upgrades?

The province has announced projects at several Lower Mainland hospitals but not Ridge Meadows

  • Jul 16, 2022
A local resident would like to see capital work done on the Ridge Meadows Hospital. (The News files)
The Friday, July 8 outage impacted access to law enforcement, health care services and banking services in various parts of the country. (Andrea DeMeer/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Maple Ridge resident said outage pointed out flaws with communications

Many people were unable to conduct regular activities that day

  • Jul 15, 2022
The Friday, July 8 outage impacted access to law enforcement, health care services and banking services in various parts of the country. (Andrea DeMeer/Black Press Media)
Maple Ridge city council debates whether Zoom recordings of private meetings should be kept or destroyed. (Special to The News)

LETTER: Elect a Maple Ridge council that takes governance seriously

Keep recordings of council meetings, letter writer says

  • Jul 14, 2022
Maple Ridge city council debates whether Zoom recordings of private meetings should be kept or destroyed. (Special to The News)
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)
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)
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Drug companies literally robbing from senior on fixed income

One Maple Ridge woman’s prescription costs increased almost 300%

  • Jul 5, 2022
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
Pitt Meadows council chose this design for a new RCMP detachment. (Special to The News)

LETTER: Why so many windows and no overhangs for West Coast RCMP detachment

Reader in favour of Mounties getting new police station, but questioning the design

  • Jul 4, 2022
Pitt Meadows council chose this design for a new RCMP detachment. (Special to The News)
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Maple Ridge needs different agency running homeless housing

Residents have no protections under B.C. tenancy laws if they signed certain agreement, writer says

  • Jul 2, 2022
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Black Press Media files)
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 residents encouraged to vote this fall to see changes on city council

Letter writer pleased to see more people coming forward to run for public office

  • Jul 1, 2022
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)
Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Maple Ridge resident was at private meeting with elected officials

Letter writer said mayor and councillors provided information to those assembled

  • Jun 30, 2022
Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Black Press Media files)
Booze and food containers, inflatables, and other debris just discarded by those visiting a favourite watering hole in Maple Ridge, leaving neighbours disgusted. (Doug Stanger/Special to The News)

LETTER: Summer heat brings onslaught of litter to Hot Rocks

Why can’t river seekers show decency, Maple Ridge letter writer queries

  • Jun 28, 2022
Booze and food containers, inflatables, and other debris just discarded by those visiting a favourite watering hole in Maple Ridge, leaving neighbours disgusted. (Doug Stanger/Special to The News)
Drug checking has become more common since the appearance of stronger opioids on the streets. (Vancouver Coastal Health photo)

LETTER: Maple Ridge resident concerned decriminalization amount ignores fentanyl’s potency

B.C. follows Portugal’s lead but doesn’t have the supports in place, letter writer noted

  • Jun 24, 2022
Drug checking has become more common since the appearance of stronger opioids on the streets. (Vancouver Coastal Health photo)
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: Literary love for dear ol’ Dad

Sister shares her late sibling’s poem to their parents, with special focus on their father

  • Jun 20, 2022
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)