Opinion

A local letter writer is pleased the muncipality is restricting new vape shops. (Vape360)

LETTER: Maple Ridge educator lauds council’s limiting of vape shops

Existing shops will be grandfathered in but no new shops can open, council decided

  • May 8, 2021
A local letter writer is pleased the muncipality is restricting new vape shops. (Vape360)
Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Industry very cautious when filming, Pitt Meadows woman argues

Women in film and TV sector lays out the COVID precautions, in response to a previous letter writer

  • May 5, 2021
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A local resident is concerned flood protection decisions are being made based on flawed information. (The News files)

LETTER: Letter writer critical of information used in Pitt Meadows flooding study

Decisions made based on incorrect data will harm residents, local woman argues

  • May 5, 2021
A local resident is concerned flood protection decisions are being made based on flawed information. (The News files)
Local resident encourages everyone to do a bit to help keep the community cleaner. (The News)

LETTER: Many in Maple Ridge helping reduce litter

Local resident praises those who help keep community cleaner

  • May 4, 2021
Local resident encourages everyone to do a bit to help keep the community cleaner. (The News)
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LETTER: Neighbours knew they were moving next door to Maple Ridge Golf Course

People should investigate the neighbourhood before they buy, letter writer says

  • May 4, 2021
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Medical staff is shown preparing a patient outside a hospital in New Delhi. From the start of the pandemic, there have been 19.9 million cases of COVID-19 reported in India until May 3, 2021. 16.3 million have recovered, and there have been 219,000 deaths. (Photo submitted by Vivek)

Column: Let’s uplift the heroes in India’s battle against COVID-19

India reported over 360,000 infections on Monday, May 3

Medical staff is shown preparing a patient outside a hospital in New Delhi. From the start of the pandemic, there have been 19.9 million cases of COVID-19 reported in India until May 3, 2021. 16.3 million have recovered, and there have been 219,000 deaths. (Photo submitted by Vivek)
Chronicle Editor, Cole Schisler taking part in the ageing senses challenge. (Kara Olson photo)

Schisler: Try actually walking a mile in an elder’s shoes

Workday spent with artificially aged senses a real eye-opener

Chronicle Editor, Cole Schisler taking part in the ageing senses challenge. (Kara Olson photo)
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LETTER: Maple Ridge joggers grateful to see and be seen

Running pair welcomes waves and kindnesses as they pursue fitness

  • Apr 28, 2021
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A local resident is frustrated at the inconsistency of restrictions. (Ronan O’Doherty/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Pitt Meadows woman wonders why filming allowed but kids activities on hold

The longer this goes on, the grumpier people will get, writer says

  • Apr 27, 2021
A local resident is frustrated at the inconsistency of restrictions. (Ronan O’Doherty/Black Press Media)
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LETTER: In midst of pandemic, let’s learn from mining village of Eyam

As history shows, travel bans and other safety precautions can save lives

  • Apr 26, 2021
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A letter writer is concerned that too many people will refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccination which prevents society from getting the pandemic under control. (Ronan O’Doherty/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Please get vaccinated to achieve herd immunity

People can’t get back to normal life until most of the population is vaccinated.

  • Apr 25, 2021
A letter writer is concerned that too many people will refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccination which prevents society from getting the pandemic under control. (Ronan O’Doherty/Black Press Media)
Large gatherings of people at Kitsilano Beach on Saturday, April 17, 2021. (Walter Wells/Twitter)

LETTER: Maple Ridge woman critical of Kits Beach partying

The scenes inspired a local resident to create verse

  • Apr 25, 2021
Large gatherings of people at Kitsilano Beach on Saturday, April 17, 2021. (Walter Wells/Twitter)
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LETTER: Maple Ridge litter has resident contemplating move

Local resident among those expressing concern about increasing homelessness and littering

  • Apr 24, 2021
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Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Credit union voting criticized as un-democratic

Long-time credit union member concerned about forced voting method

  • Apr 24, 2021
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Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Regional credit union responds to Langley man’s concerns about board elections

Coast Capital says recent changes made in how it elects directors are for clarity

  • Apr 23, 2021
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Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Jaywalkers making Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows more dangerous

Local letter writer says pedestrians who jaywalk typically have a safe, legal crossing near them

  • Apr 19, 2021
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Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Maple Ridge resident encourages people to stand up to anti-Asian racism when they see it

Local letter writer can’t understand why people act out against certain groups

  • Apr 17, 2021
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A small memorial to Rich Goulet at Pitt Meadows Secondary honoured the late coach. (The News files)

LETTER: Pitt Meadows petition signer lobs gym naming question back into school board’s court

Thousands of people have signed a petition to name a gym after the late coach Rich Goulet

  • Apr 17, 2021
A small memorial to Rich Goulet at Pitt Meadows Secondary honoured the late coach. (The News files)
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LETTER: Maple Ridge resident impressed with frontline workers when husband hurt

From police to health professionals, everyone who cared for injured senior deserves praise

  • Apr 16, 2021
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Each year, less than one per cent of the area designated for sustainable timber harvesting by B.C.’s independent chief forester is harvested. (B.C. government photo)

GUEST COLUMN: A strategy for forests that benefits all British Columbians

Industry, union leaders seek balance on old-growth preservation

  • Apr 15, 2021
Each year, less than one per cent of the area designated for sustainable timber harvesting by B.C.’s independent chief forester is harvested. (B.C. government photo)