Letters

The intersection at Harris Road and Lougheed Highway (Google)

LETTER: Pitt Meadows resident wonders why traffic signals not updated

A local man has contacted the city and road contractor with concerns to no avail

  • Jan 16, 2021
The intersection at Harris Road and Lougheed Highway (Google)
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LETTER: ‘Maybe it’s time for a long second look’

Good news and more bad news on the Site C project and billions being spent to make it happen

  • Jan 16, 2021
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Food For The Soul is offering support for the homeless population from its store on the Lougheed Highway in downtown Maple Ridge. (The News files)

LETTER: Maple Ridge’s Food For The Soul Project doing great work

Society working with homeless population in the community

  • Jan 15, 2021
Food For The Soul is offering support for the homeless population from its store on the Lougheed Highway in downtown Maple Ridge. (The News files)
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LETTER: Continuing push to electrify rail service

Amid controversy about a new CP yard in Pitt Meadows, local reader suggests alternative system

  • Jan 15, 2021
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Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)

LETTER: Public Fishery Alliance clarifies stance on ways to restore B.C.’s salmon population

‘Fishing is enjoyable, but that’s not why the public fishery supports adipose fin clipping all chinook production’

  • Jan 14, 2021
Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)
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LETTER: Not shutting down this letter writer that easily

Reader retaliates to submission and argues democracy

  • Jan 14, 2021
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Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry receives a dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Victoria. (Island Health/Special to Black Press Media)

LETTER: Feds should throw everything they have at vaccinating Canadians faster

Reader calls on locals to lobby government to “work harder to make this happen”

  • Jan 13, 2021
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry receives a dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Victoria. (Island Health/Special to Black Press Media)
Helen Homer gave thanks to the elves who decorated Cottonwood Trail in Maple Ridge this holiday season, saying it brought “people some Christmas cheer.” She shared a picture of Don Lekei and his dog Mabel walking along the decorated trail. (Special to The News)

LETTER: Can elves also clean up Cottonwood Trail?

Letter writer critical of dog owners who don’t pick up after their pooches

  • Jan 12, 2021
Helen Homer gave thanks to the elves who decorated Cottonwood Trail in Maple Ridge this holiday season, saying it brought “people some Christmas cheer.” She shared a picture of Don Lekei and his dog Mabel walking along the decorated trail. (Special to The News)
Charles Forlier found a pile of construction debris while walking on the Ridge Meadows diking system on Jan. 10, 2021.

LETTER: Tossed debris spoils walk for Pitt Meadows resident

Resident asks bigger questions about how humans treat their environment in light of casual dumping

  • Jan 11, 2021
Charles Forlier found a pile of construction debris while walking on the Ridge Meadows diking system on Jan. 10, 2021.
Lillian Ireland and Rob Dramer wrote a song for healthcare workers earlier last year, and ended 2020 with a New Years ditty. (Special to The News)

LETTER: Sharing wishes for a non-COVID New Year

New ditty by Maple Ridge musicians speaks of sacrifice, hope, kindness, and resilience

  • Jan 11, 2021
Lillian Ireland and Rob Dramer wrote a song for healthcare workers earlier last year, and ended 2020 with a New Years ditty. (Special to The News)
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)

LETTER: Compulsory trades training for B.C. apprentices makes sense

B.C. Building Trades women’s group endorses NDP’s move

  • Jan 7, 2021
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)
A Maple Ridge letter writer would be okay with paying more taxes if there were more EV charging stations available in town. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Maple Ridge needs to use taxes to improve infrastructure

Taxpayer irked by lack of road upgrades and EV charging stations

  • Dec 31, 2020
A Maple Ridge letter writer would be okay with paying more taxes if there were more EV charging stations available in town. (Black Press Media files)
Reader speaks to all the good news stories packed into the Christmas 2020 edition of The News.

LETTER: Nice reflection of all that is good in the community

Grateful to find The News’ Christmas edition packed with so many positive news stories

  • Dec 30, 2020
Reader speaks to all the good news stories packed into the Christmas 2020 edition of The News.
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LETTER: Simple truth is masks help slow spread of virus

Calling for fellow letter writer to stop attacking MLA for COVIDIOT stance

  • Dec 29, 2020
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LETTER: Is it time for Mike Farnsworth to retire?

This Maple Ridge letter writer is in complete agreement that MLA should end name calling

  • Dec 27, 2020
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LETTER: Maple Ridge council should be ashamed

Long-time resident irate by decision to hike property taxes for 2021

  • Dec 26, 2020
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St. Pat’s Grade 1 student letters to Santa

LETTERS: Kids asking Santa to feed and pray for the ‘homelis’

A common thread of compassion for those without comes in letters from Grade 1 Maple Ridge class

  • Dec 26, 2020
St. Pat’s Grade 1 student letters to Santa
Ayva is one of the Grade 3 student at St. Patrick’s Elementary School. (Special to The News)

LETTERS TO SANTA: From the mouths of babes

A Grade 3 class at St. Patrick’s Elementary School in Maple Ridge share letters to Ol’ St. Nick

  • Dec 25, 2020
Ayva is one of the Grade 3 student at St. Patrick’s Elementary School. (Special to The News)
One kind gesture in a Starbuck drive-thru sparked another, and made one Maple Ridge woman’s bad day a little brighter. (Screengrab)

Kind gesture by Starbucks customer came at perfect time

A Maple Ridge woman is extremely grateful for and encourage by one person’s act of kindess

  • Dec 24, 2020
One kind gesture in a Starbuck drive-thru sparked another, and made one Maple Ridge woman’s bad day a little brighter. (Screengrab)
Maple Ridge’s Lynell Adams uses song often to spread cheer and merriment. Despite COVID, here’s a Christmas ditty she wrote and performed. (Screengrab)

LETTER: Rejoice for COVID will soon be over

A Maple Ridge woman uses song to lift spirits during the holidays

  • Dec 24, 2020
Maple Ridge’s Lynell Adams uses song often to spread cheer and merriment. Despite COVID, here’s a Christmas ditty she wrote and performed. (Screengrab)