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LETTER: Pitt Meadows council off base with RCMP building estimate

Pitt Meadows resident said small community can’t afford new detachment for $18- to $24-million

  • Mar 6, 2021
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The artwork is by Caitlin Legault who is not the only local person grateful to those who work in health care. A local letter writer recently had to go to hospital and wanted everyone there to know that their efforts are appreciated. (Special to The News)

LETTER: Pitt Meadows letter writer grateful for all those who cared for her at hospital

Staff in every department worthy of praise, local woman says

  • Feb 27, 2021
The artwork is by Caitlin Legault who is not the only local person grateful to those who work in health care. A local letter writer recently had to go to hospital and wanted everyone there to know that their efforts are appreciated. (Special to The News)
Local letter writer said fundraiser might help change social perception about people who are homeless. (Black Press Media file photo)

LETTER: What if society held a telethon to help homeless

Pitt Meadows resident lauds Variety Club for telethon. Would the fundraiser work for other causes?

  • Feb 26, 2021
Local letter writer said fundraiser might help change social perception about people who are homeless. (Black Press Media file photo)
Foundation Skills Assessment tests are given to Grades 4 and 7 but the teachers’ union is arguing that the results will not be valid due to COVID-19. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Teachers’ union head encourages parents to opt out of FSA tests

Teri Mooring said a pandemic is no time for standardized testing and results will be skewed

  • Feb 21, 2021
Foundation Skills Assessment tests are given to Grades 4 and 7 but the teachers’ union is arguing that the results will not be valid due to COVID-19. (Black Press Media files)
A local resident is encouraging others to support changes in harm reduction strategy to benefit people on drugs and the community in general. (Black Press file photo)

LETTER: Maple Ridge businesses should support legalization and regulation of hard drugs

Crime and other social ills in the community stems from drug users having to secure supply.

  • Feb 21, 2021
A local resident is encouraging others to support changes in harm reduction strategy to benefit people on drugs and the community in general. (Black Press file photo)
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LETTER: Albion has been turned into an ugly dumping ground

Maple Ridge residents and developers, please clean up and take pride in our neighbourhood

  • Feb 17, 2021
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Thrifty Foods in Maple Ridge will be closing at the end of May. (Neil Corbett/The News)

LETTER: Long-time resident frustrated by lack of shopping options

After living in Maple Ridge for more than 30 years, disappointed to see Thrifty’s pulling out

  • Feb 16, 2021
Thrifty Foods in Maple Ridge will be closing at the end of May. (Neil Corbett/The News)
White Cane Week took place Feb.7 to 13, 2021. (Special to Black Press Media)

LETTER: Please design Maple Ridge with full accessibility in mind

Longtime resident, who is blind, pleads for moe consideration in city planning

  • Feb 15, 2021
White Cane Week took place Feb.7 to 13, 2021. (Special to Black Press Media)
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LETTER: Shout out to a pair of Good Samaritans

Thanks expressed to an anonymous couple who came to the aid of an elderly man in Maple Ridge

  • Feb 15, 2021
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This section of Highway 7 shows what the proposed widened of Lougheed Highway is going to look like for cycling, with a cyclist between the concrete barrier and a big truck. (Ivan Chow/Special to The News)

LETTER: Deadline to voice opinion on highway upgrades looming

Ministry of transportation needs to hear from locals about dangers along rural Lougheed Highway

  • Feb 14, 2021
This section of Highway 7 shows what the proposed widened of Lougheed Highway is going to look like for cycling, with a cyclist between the concrete barrier and a big truck. (Ivan Chow/Special to The News)
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LETTER: Province needs immediate infusion for parks

In part due to COVID, and the greater use of provincial parkland, more needs to be invested

  • Feb 7, 2021
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LETTER: Cost pushing seniors to the brink of homelessness

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows councils need to do more to ensure affordable housing for older residents

  • Feb 6, 2021
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LETTER: Climate crisis needs attention now

Trudeau should follow Biden’s lead and take action immediately

  • Feb 4, 2021
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John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada (formerly Newspapers Canada) reads an email from PayPal at his office in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Hinds called it “scary” after PayPal froze his organization’s payments account over a weekly newspaper story about a Syrian refugee family in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

LETTER: It’s time for Canadian politicians to ‘level the digital playing field’ for news

‘Google and Facebook… control the onramp to the internet highway in Canada’

  • Feb 4, 2021
John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada (formerly Newspapers Canada) reads an email from PayPal at his office in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Hinds called it “scary” after PayPal froze his organization’s payments account over a weekly newspaper story about a Syrian refugee family in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
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LETTER: Physical education essential to students, even amid COVID

Concern raised that with changes to teaching patterns due to pandemic, PE is being skipped

  • Jan 30, 2021
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B.C. commercial fishers argue Canada’s oceans can play an important role in a new and revitalized economy, but only if the first step is to restore their natural productivity. (Black Press file photo)
B.C. commercial fishers argue Canada’s oceans can play an important role in a new and revitalized economy, but only if the first step is to restore their natural productivity. (Black Press file photo)
CP Rail intends to create a logistics park with fuel and grain storage in Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

LETTER: CP’s history in Pitt Meadows does not bode well for the future

National rail company needs to be a better neighbour if it wants to expand operations

  • Jan 18, 2021
CP Rail intends to create a logistics park with fuel and grain storage in Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
The pandemic has sent the price of dogs skyrocketing. A local letter writers asks some questions about having pets. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Maple Ridge resident questions people’s views on pets

People owe pets the same love and commitment they show to humans, a letter writer contends

  • Jan 18, 2021
The pandemic has sent the price of dogs skyrocketing. A local letter writers asks some questions about having pets. (Black Press Media files)
The Art Infiniti Hotel caught fire on New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31, 2020) in Maple Ridge. Seven people were evacuated safely. (Barry Brinkman/Special to The News)

LETTER: Headline about Maple Ridge fire victim insensitive

Senior lost everything in Dec. 31 fire and letter writer felt denture reference inappropriate

  • Jan 17, 2021
The Art Infiniti Hotel caught fire on New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31, 2020) in Maple Ridge. Seven people were evacuated safely. (Barry Brinkman/Special to The News)
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LETTER: Resident sad to see worsening Maple Ridge litter problem

A local letter writer said her concerns have fallen on deaf ears

  • Jan 17, 2021
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