Opinion

The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

COLUMN: Black Press reporter straps into old fighter jet at Abbotsford Airshow

‘Used in the Korean War 70 years ago, the T-33 is one of my favourite aircraft to watch in flight’

Cyclists in the Tour de White Rock – cyclists going considerably faster than the author of this column will ever ride. (Scott Robarts/BC Superweek photo)

PAINFUL TRUTH: Hitting the limit on Zero Avenue

Sometimes you push your limits a little bit too far

Monkeypox virus. (Special to Black Press Media)

IN OUR VIEW: Monkeypox vaccine secrecy is harmful

Why does the federal government have to play games with information about vaccines?

A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)

OPINION: Chilliwack Fair’s display of tank crushing cars deemed ‘insensitive’ in light of Ukraine war

Chilliwack has a proud military history but military tanks shouldn’t be crushing civilian vehicles

A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)
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
Readers were asked to share why they love B.C. (Black Press Media files)
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
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)
A ferry arrives at Horseshoe Bay near West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. British Columbia’s health and safety agency for workers has imposed a hefty fine on BC Ferry Services Inc. over the death of one of its workers in June 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

CAMERON: Can a new captain at BC Ferries set the ship straight?

Joy McPhail moves on to herculean challenge of fixing problem-plagued BC Ferries

A ferry arrives at Horseshoe Bay near West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. British Columbia’s health and safety agency for workers has imposed a hefty fine on BC Ferry Services Inc. over the death of one of its workers in June 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Langley RCMP were at the scene of a shooting Monday, July 25, 2022, in a parking lot on Logan Avenue near the bus loop. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Langley RCMP were at the scene of a shooting Monday, July 25, 2022, in a parking lot on Logan Avenue near the bus loop. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Condos under construction in Maple Ridge. (The NEWS files)

IN OUR VIEW: Variety in price, type of housing is key

We have more selection in the suburbs than Vancouver does – but we can still do better

  • Jul 30, 2022
Condos under construction in Maple Ridge. (The NEWS files)
Where would you draw the municipal lines, if you could start fresh? (Google Maps)

PAINFUL TRUTH: Redrawing lines on municipal maps

It’s time once again to consider messing about with Metro Vancouver’s municipal boundaries

Where would you draw the municipal lines, if you could start fresh? (Google Maps)
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
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (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. (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)
(Facebook/E-Comm911)

IN OUR VIEW: 9-1-1 system a vital, invisible resource

Supporting our E-Comm system is vital to all emergency response

  • Jul 23, 2022
(Facebook/E-Comm911)
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)
(Pixabay)

IN OUR VIEW: Don’t fear tackling health care reform in B.C., across Canada

Reform within the context of a single-payer system is desperately needed

  • Jul 17, 2022
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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)