Opinion

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LETTER: Would Maple Ridge councillors want cannabis store beside them?

Resident concerned about how close cannabis store is to her home

  • Apr 10, 2021
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Nick Greenizan

REVERSE ANGLE: Premier’s pot-shot at young people aging poorly

Yes, some are breaking the rules, but most 20- to 39-year-olds just trying to get by

Nick Greenizan
(Black Press file photo)

FINLAYSON: Where does the money come from? The B.C. government’s top revenue sources

Governments around the world have taken on mountains of debt during the pandemic to support the economy

  • Apr 1, 2021
(Black Press file photo)
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LETTER: Capitalism still alive and well centuries later

Maple Ridge resident warns of dangers facing our poor and working class

  • Mar 29, 2021
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COVID vaccines are being administered in a clinic at Haney Place Mall, by appointment. (Ronan O’Doherty/The News)

LETTER: Seniors applaud vaccination efforts

Fraser Health’s inoculation set up at Haney Place Mall impresses Pitt Meadows couple

  • Mar 28, 2021
COVID vaccines are being administered in a clinic at Haney Place Mall, by appointment. (Ronan O’Doherty/The News)
A local Grade 6 student has written about safety concerns in her neighbourhood because of a lack of crosswalks. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

LETTER: Student concerned for pedestrian safety in her Maple Ridge neighbourhood

Many would benefit from crosswalk, Kanaka Creek Elementary student writes

  • Mar 28, 2021
A local Grade 6 student has written about safety concerns in her neighbourhood because of a lack of crosswalks. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Thrifty Foods in Maple Ridge will be closing at the end of May. (The News files)

LETTER: Maple Ridge foodie weeping in risotto over loss of grocery store

Not every food shopper is chasing the lowest price, letter writer said

  • Mar 27, 2021
Thrifty Foods in Maple Ridge will be closing at the end of May. (The News files)
Housing construction continues at a strong pace in spring 2021 and one local student has noticed the disruption it can cause to residents. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

LETTER: Maple Ridge student discovers some parts of development are annoying and some are good

Kanaka Creek student offers a child’s perspective on the noise and disruption of development

  • Mar 27, 2021
Housing construction continues at a strong pace in spring 2021 and one local student has noticed the disruption it can cause to residents. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Maple Ridge has banned cycling on sidewalks. (THE NEWS/files)

Our View: Cycling needs big boost to reach its potential

$400 million for bike lanes in Canada is a good start

  • Mar 26, 2021
Maple Ridge has banned cycling on sidewalks. (THE NEWS/files)
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LETTER: Paintball defender reacts to Maple Ridge man’s letter

Previous letter asked city not to approve paintball facility. Advocate cries foul

  • Mar 23, 2021
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LETTER: Paintball is not about violence, it’s a sport that’s fun

Local reader takes offence to views on a proposed new business in Maple Ridge

  • Mar 21, 2021
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Recent stories of encounters with cougars are not surprise to a local letter writer. (File photo)

LETTER: Longtime resident not surprised at Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge cougar sightings

Local man used to have to shoo away wildlife in Golden Ears Park five decades ago

  • Mar 21, 2021
Recent stories of encounters with cougars are not surprise to a local letter writer. (File photo)
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LETTER: Maple Ridge woman wonders, a year into pandemic, what used to fill the day

Pandemic year has brought reflection and some inner peace to one local letter writer

  • Mar 21, 2021
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LETTER: Maple Ridge family wonders why campground booking is so flawed

Online booking system inconsistent and park operators unhelpful, says local resident

  • Mar 20, 2021
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A local resident became concerned when he saw a development application for a paintball facility in the community. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Maple Ridge should turn down proposed paintball business

Local letter writer dismayed that city may allow recreation based on pointing guns at people

  • Mar 20, 2021
A local resident became concerned when he saw a development application for a paintball facility in the community. (Black Press Media files)
On St. Patrick's Day, Maple Ridge shop owner Sandra Taylor played the harp, sang, delivered flowers, gave out prizes – and (now regretfully) released 150 balloons – to honour the special occasion. She's apologizing now that part of her efforts will have a negative impact on the environment. (The News files)

LETTER: Sending out apology for balloon release

Maple Ridge shop owner horrified to learn her kindness efforts included a negative component

  • Mar 19, 2021
On St. Patrick's Day, Maple Ridge shop owner Sandra Taylor played the harp, sang, delivered flowers, gave out prizes – and (now regretfully) released 150 balloons – to honour the special occasion. She's apologizing now that part of her efforts will have a negative impact on the environment. (The News files)
Single-family home prices are rising quickly and governments need to get more involved. (Black Press files)

Our View: Province must take lead on keeping housing affordable

It’s in no one’s best interest for house prices to shoot up 20 per cent a year

Single-family home prices are rising quickly and governments need to get more involved. (Black Press files)
Kids enjoy playing in the water at the Albion Sports Park but there’s an age limit for spray parks that exclude tweens. (The News files)

LETTER: Maple Ridge student laments lack of spray park play

Recreation facilities built for little kids and adults but what about those in between?

  • Mar 19, 2021
Kids enjoy playing in the water at the Albion Sports Park but there’s an age limit for spray parks that exclude tweens. (The News files)
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LETTER: Residents will rally to save waterfront space

Pitt Meadows picnic area is worth saving, said one area resident anxious to find solution

  • Mar 15, 2021
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A section of waterfront land in south Pitt Meadows, used by park users much of the year, could be lost, fears a local resident. (Special to The News)

LETTER: Pitt Meadows picnic area in jeopardy

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  • Mar 14, 2021
A section of waterfront land in south Pitt Meadows, used by park users much of the year, could be lost, fears a local resident. (Special to The News)