Opinion

A few of the books available on the topic of Black history in Canada.

If you think Black history isn’t Canadian history, think again

‘In a community with a relatively small number of Black residents, it would be easy to let Black History Month pass without pausing’

  • Feb 10, 2021
A few of the books available on the topic of Black history in Canada.
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LETTER: Province needs immediate infusion for parks

In part due to COVID, and the greater use of provincial parkland, more needs to be invested

  • Feb 7, 2021
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LETTER: Cost pushing seniors to the brink of homelessness

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows councils need to do more to ensure affordable housing for older residents

  • Feb 6, 2021
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LETTER: Climate crisis needs attention now

Trudeau should follow Biden’s lead and take action immediately

  • Feb 4, 2021
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John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada (formerly Newspapers Canada) reads an email from PayPal at his office in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Hinds called it “scary” after PayPal froze his organization’s payments account over a weekly newspaper story about a Syrian refugee family in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

LETTER: It’s time for Canadian politicians to ‘level the digital playing field’ for news

‘Google and Facebook… control the onramp to the internet highway in Canada’

  • Feb 4, 2021
John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada (formerly Newspapers Canada) reads an email from PayPal at his office in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Hinds called it “scary” after PayPal froze his organization’s payments account over a weekly newspaper story about a Syrian refugee family in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
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LETTER: Physical education essential to students, even amid COVID

Concern raised that with changes to teaching patterns due to pandemic, PE is being skipped

  • Jan 30, 2021
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The Maple Ridge Library is scheduled to open on Aug. 4. (The News files)

Our View: Literacy a gateway to the wider worlds

Reading books can make your life better, in ways you can measure, in ways you can’t

The Maple Ridge Library is scheduled to open on Aug. 4. (The News files)
Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone questions the NDP government in the B.C. legislature, Feb. 25, 2020. (Hansard TV)

Todd Stone: More action needed to save B.C. businesses

‘This pandemic recovery effort is about people’

  • Jan 27, 2021
Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone questions the NDP government in the B.C. legislature, Feb. 25, 2020. (Hansard TV)
CP Rail intends to create a logistics park with fuel and grain storage in Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

LETTER: CP’s history in Pitt Meadows does not bode well for the future

National rail company needs to be a better neighbour if it wants to expand operations

  • Jan 18, 2021
CP Rail intends to create a logistics park with fuel and grain storage in Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
The pandemic has sent the price of dogs skyrocketing. A local letter writers asks some questions about having pets. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Maple Ridge resident questions people’s views on pets

People owe pets the same love and commitment they show to humans, a letter writer contends

  • Jan 18, 2021
The pandemic has sent the price of dogs skyrocketing. A local letter writers asks some questions about having pets. (Black Press Media files)
The Art Infiniti Hotel caught fire on New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31, 2020) in Maple Ridge. Seven people were evacuated safely. (Barry Brinkman/Special to The News)

LETTER: Headline about Maple Ridge fire victim insensitive

Senior lost everything in Dec. 31 fire and letter writer felt denture reference inappropriate

  • Jan 17, 2021
The Art Infiniti Hotel caught fire on New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31, 2020) in Maple Ridge. Seven people were evacuated safely. (Barry Brinkman/Special to The News)
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LETTER: Resident sad to see worsening Maple Ridge litter problem

A local letter writer said her concerns have fallen on deaf ears

  • Jan 17, 2021
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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)