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

Flames drop to eighth in PJHL

Ridge loses two games over the weekend

Man known to frequent Maple Ridge wanted by Langley RCMP

An arrest warrant is out for Bryce Telford for allegedly impersonating a police officer

New Maple Ridge council has old problem: Albion flats

Staff asking for politicians to decide direction

Thomas Haney team builds tiny house

Students spend two years building tiny house during shop class

VIDEO: Here’s what the B.C. legislature officers are accused of buying

Personal trips, purchases, alcohol and more laid out in 76-page report by Plecas

Richmond businesses struggle to hire and keep staff because of high cost of housing

Chamber of commerce calls for diverse housing options, redevelopment of George Massey corridor

LETTER: Seniors home care, day programs expanding, Adrian Dix says

B.C. health minister responds to latest Seniors Advocate report

Instagram celebrity pays for B.C. woman’s boob job

‘Kirill was here’ held a contest for women to win a boob job and a trip to Miami

Man pulls over to help injured owl, gets hit by SUV

Chase RCMP say owl flew away while they were on scene

New food guide addresses ‘elephant’ in the room – alcohol

Experts welcomed the tougher stance on an issue they say demands a co-ordinated strategy

Cannabis sales up 25% in November as overall retail sales fall 0.9%

Cannabis store sales totalled $54 million in the first full month of legal recreational pot sales

Most Read