Majority leave Maple Ridge for work

Taxpayers are tired and angry of being cash cows and want TransLink completely overhauled

Editor, The News:

Re: What about closer to home? (Cycling, July 10).

Jackie Chow dismisses the ineptness of “TransLink’s governance and wasted tax dollars” in favour of funding transit and bike lanes anyway.

This is precisely why the majority voted No. Special interest groups do not accept that the majority of taxpayers are tired and angry of being cash cows and want TransLink completely overhauled. They want honest, elected, accountable oversight of their money.

Meanwhile, east Maple Ridge homeowners who pay big property taxes and need schools and sidewalks do not get them while private developers get all sorts of tax breaks to ‘densify downtown.’

The beautification and obsession with 224th Street and vicinity goes on and on so people who, for the most part, live there can walk and bike in pleasant surroundings.

Maple Ridge is a big area and it will never be practical for families to bus or bike for shopping and work, especially as the majority have to go out of Maple Ridge for work and major shopping.

Cherryl Katnich

Maple Ridge


Just Posted

Sale final of historic Mussallem Motors property

Plans are to put up two towers, 319 homes in downtown Maple Ridge

UPDATED: Man reportedly stabbed with ‘pen’ in downtown Maple Ridge

Woman arrested, man refused to go to hospital: Ridge Meadows RCMP

Maple Ridge vet trying not to euthanize spotted salamanders

Without permits, he can only send them to zoos.

LETTER: Pitt Meadows should have lowest taxes

New council seems set on its own vision of a restyled Pitt Meadows.

Maple Ridge council wants a bolder vision for Lougheed corridor

Mayor wants big city plans for western area

VIDEO: Kenney lays out key demands for meeting with Trudeau

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney aims for clear signs of federal action on two-day Ottawa trip

Fireballs to fill the sky Friday for brightest meteor shower of the year

Geminid meteor shower features colourful, brighter, longer shooting stars

SkyTrain strike averted after ‘eleventh-hour deal’ reached

CUPE 7000 says ‘marathon bargaining session’ led to tentative agreement with BC Rapid Transit

Province sues over sailing incident that killed teen with disabilities

Gabriel Pollard, 16, died from injuries after marine lift failed

Hope’s illicit drug death rate rivals Vancouver

Small Fraser Valley district listed among top five per capita in B.C.

First Nations want Big Bar landslide cleared ASAP to allow fish passage

Leadership calling for urgent action and resources to remove obstruction on the Fraser

Assessed value of Lower Mainland homes expected to decrease in 2020

Other areas of province may see modest increases over last year’s values

15-year-old charged following threat to South Surrey high school

Police announce pair of teens arrested for Nov. 14 incident at Elgin Park Secondary

TransLink CEO ‘hopeful’ SkyTrain shutdown can be averted with last-minute deal

No extra buses will be on the roads if strike goes ahead

Most Read