Letters

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LETTER: Councillors are a gaggle of grinches

Maple Ridge homeowner saddened by council’s 4.29% tax increase

  • Dec 23, 2020
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Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry thanked an Island Health nurse after joining staff for the first round of COVID-19 vaccine in Victoria on Dec. 22 (B.C. government/Special to Black Press Media)

LETTER: Vaccine – a seasonal gift for one and all

A Maple Ridge poet puts pen to paper on the subject of the coronavirus vaccination rolling out

  • Dec 23, 2020
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry thanked an Island Health nurse after joining staff for the first round of COVID-19 vaccine in Victoria on Dec. 22 (B.C. government/Special to Black Press Media)
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LETTER: Disappointed by Maple Ridge increasing taxes during a pandemic

Reader can’t believe she’s agreeing with Councillor Gordy Robson, but curtail hike during COVID

  • Dec 23, 2020
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LETTER: Lights will help prevent disasters on Maple Ridge streets

Letter writer throws her support behind the need for more high-traffic roads to be illuminated

  • Dec 22, 2020
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John Johnston shared this picture of a corner in Hammond that continues to be a mess thanks to “yahoo” drivers. (Special to The News)

LETTER: Taxes at work at Hammond intersection

Several years and huge team of workers can’t fix a gravel curb in Maple Ridge

  • Dec 21, 2020
John Johnston shared this picture of a corner in Hammond that continues to be a mess thanks to “yahoo” drivers. (Special to The News)
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LETTER: Council too quick to dismiss Yennadon resident concerns

Maple Ridge mayor and councillors asked to revisit redevelopment plans for eco-sensitive area

  • Dec 18, 2020
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LETTER: Minister should reflect on his own actions, before throwing stones

If Mike Farnsworth had said the same about the BLM protests, he’d be unemployed now: Reader

  • Dec 14, 2020
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LETTER: Council reconsider your plan for Yennadon

If council destroys ecologically sensitive Maple Ridge neighbourhood, there’s no turning back: Reader

  • Dec 13, 2020
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LETTER: Move to electric railroad, instead

In reaction to upset about CP Rail’s expansion plans in Pitt Meadows, this reader has a suggestion

  • Dec 13, 2020
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LETTER: Lights imperative to curtailing crime on Maple Ridge streets

The roadways and walkways around the community are too dark, inviting for criminals

  • Dec 12, 2020
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Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

LETTER: Please, some respect for what you have taken

Abbotsford-raised pastor rails against ‘constant condescension’ of Dr. Henry

  • Dec 9, 2020
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
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LETTER: Maple Ridge woman’s letter about ‘pink tax’ hits nerve

Women charged more for many products for no good reason, Surrey woman says

  • Dec 8, 2020
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Natasha Statham and her “poppa,” Roy Hubbeard shared a moment, before COVID hit. (Special to The News)

LETTER: The Year 2020, so much to be thankful for

Grandfather moved by granddaughter’s positive outlook

  • Dec 7, 2020
Natasha Statham and her “poppa,” Roy Hubbeard shared a moment, before COVID hit. (Special to The News)
Getting around local crosswalks, intersections and sidewalks in downtown Maple Ridge can be very difficult for people with limited mobility and dependent on assistance devices such as wheelchairs and walkers. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Dangerous getting around Maple Ridge in wheelchair, scooter

Taking crosswalk argument a step further, how about making downtown accessible for all

  • Dec 6, 2020
Getting around local crosswalks, intersections and sidewalks in downtown Maple Ridge can be very difficult for people with limited mobility and dependent on assistance devices such as wheelchairs and walkers. (Black Press Media files)
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LETTER: People should come first, over taxes

Maple Ridge should not be looking at tax increase during the pandemic

  • Dec 6, 2020
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LETTER: Taxpayer calls for a reality check on proposed tax hike

Maple Ridge ponders raising property taxes, writer suggests council take 6 months off without pay

  • Dec 6, 2020
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Both vehicles and pedestrians share Dewdney Trunk Road east of 240th Street.  (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

LETTER: Dewdney Trunk Road in major need of work, too

It’s great to once hear Maple Ridge is again planning to extend Abernethy Way to 256th Street

  • Dec 2, 2020
Both vehicles and pedestrians share Dewdney Trunk Road east of 240th Street.  (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
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LETTER: Pointing out an issue is not ‘shaming,’ reader argues

Duncan has been as strong advocate for the community, and hopefully can continue in that role

  • Nov 30, 2020
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LETTER: Hair salon discriminates based on gender

Maple Ridge reader wonders if other women share her feelings on the matter

  • Nov 30, 2020
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BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

LETTER: Teachers union encourages culture of mask wearing in B.C. schools

BCTF President Teri Mooring asks parents to talk with children about wearing masks in school

  • Nov 24, 2020
BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)