Opinion

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LETTER: ‘Homes first’ approach to issue is not working in Maple Ridge

Reader critical of current methods used to deal with homelessness, addiction, and mental illness

  • Sep 20, 2020
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LETTER: Keeping Canada-U.S. borders closed is issue of safety, not bigotry

Only walls Trump deserves come in a set of four, and are found in a prison or institution: Reader

  • Sep 20, 2020
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LETTER: CERB is simply worsening overdose issues in Maple Ridge

Taxpayer money is going to help buy more drugs and increase cases of death on local streets: Reader

  • Sep 19, 2020
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Marathon of Hope runner Terry Fox as shown in a 1981. This year’s 40th Terry Fox Run is a virtual event on Sept. 20. (Canadian Press/Special to Black Press Media)

OUR VIEW: Fox fight continues

Thanks for keeping this courageous young man’s vision alive 40 years later

Marathon of Hope runner Terry Fox as shown in a 1981. This year’s 40th Terry Fox Run is a virtual event on Sept. 20. (Canadian Press/Special to Black Press Media)
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LETTER: A few pieces of tape mean an awful lot to Maple Ridge senior

Expressing thanks to business owner for going above and beyond

  • Sep 13, 2020
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LETTER: Canadian border closure no different than Trump’s southern border closure

Borders closed to protect citizens of the country from external threat

  • Sep 13, 2020
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LETTER: Government is just enabling drug users in Maple Ridge

Current approach to treating addiction issues in town doesn’t appear to be working

  • Sep 12, 2020
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This young person was seen leaned up against the wall of a local business in downtown Maple Ridge, along the Haney Bypass, sign, suitcase, and scooter nearby. (The News files)

LETTER: Is Maple Ridge’s approach to homeless and drug problems really helping?

One letter writer fears efforts to aid people in need are actually only enabling them further

  • Sep 10, 2020
This young person was seen leaned up against the wall of a local business in downtown Maple Ridge, along the Haney Bypass, sign, suitcase, and scooter nearby. (The News files)
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

FINLAYSON: A Labour Day snapshot of the B.C. job market

From following health advice and ‘doing no harm,’ to not hiking fees – one business expert has a number of suggestions

  • Sep 10, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
A camp for children with disabilities has been operating along Stave Lake for 16 years now, and the only access is still along a dangerous service road, the camp director said, pleading for upgrades. (Zajac screengrab)

LETTER: Former service road to kids camp needs to be paved

VIDEO: Almost 200,000 drivers use Florence Lake Road – just east of Maple Ridge – each year

  • Sep 6, 2020
A camp for children with disabilities has been operating along Stave Lake for 16 years now, and the only access is still along a dangerous service road, the camp director said, pleading for upgrades. (Zajac screengrab)
Laird Cronk is the president and Sussanne Skidmore is the secretary-treasurer for the BC Federation of Labour. (File collage)

OPINION: Let’s celebrate working people — and work together for a fairer B.C.

‘This year has reminded us all of just how utterly and completely our province relies on working people’

  • Sep 6, 2020
Laird Cronk is the president and Sussanne Skidmore is the secretary-treasurer for the BC Federation of Labour. (File collage)
A long-time Maple Ridge resident is horrified by the lack of maintenance, especially port-a-potty upkeep being provided at Grant Narrow. (Charlene Fiehn/Special to The News)

LETTER: Port-a-potties must be maintained at Grant Narrows in Pitt Meadows

Lack of contract for the concession and boat launch should not impact on maintenance services

A long-time Maple Ridge resident is horrified by the lack of maintenance, especially port-a-potty upkeep being provided at Grant Narrow. (Charlene Fiehn/Special to The News)
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LETTER: Thanks for spotlighting plight of salmon

Surrey reader sees stories and columns about sockeye and other fish habitat as important

  • Sep 3, 2020
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Pitt Meadows Regional Airport

LETTER: ‘Never heard so many planes’: Reader

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  • Sep 2, 2020
Pitt Meadows Regional Airport
Pilot Kent Pietsch performed some upside-down aerobatics with his 1942 “Jelly Belly” Interstate Cadet plane during the Abbotsford International Air Show. Pietsch has performed more than 400 aerobatic shows since 1973. (Black Press Media Files)

LETTER: More aerobatic pilots welcome to practice over Maple Ridge

This Webster’s Corners resident hasn’t really noticed any uptick in air traffic

  • Sep 1, 2020
Pilot Kent Pietsch performed some upside-down aerobatics with his 1942 “Jelly Belly” Interstate Cadet plane during the Abbotsford International Air Show. Pietsch has performed more than 400 aerobatic shows since 1973. (Black Press Media Files)
ARMS staffer Sophie Sparrow took scale samples to confirm Alouette Lake was the origin of returning sockeye. (Jack Emberly/Special to The News)

ALONG THE FRASER: Neglected Alouette Lake sockeye could return in the thousands

VIDEO: Environmental columnist Jack Emberly argues again for a fish ladder on the Alouette

  • Sep 1, 2020
ARMS staffer Sophie Sparrow took scale samples to confirm Alouette Lake was the origin of returning sockeye. (Jack Emberly/Special to The News)
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LETTER: Why don’t students and teacher require testing before entering school?

Letter writer feels Dr. Bonnie Henry is enforcing more restrictions on measles than COVID

  • Sep 1, 2020
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Maple Ridge Mayor Michael Morden

LETTER: Skeptical of Maple Ridge mayor’s smiling demeanour

One letter writer questions where the real Mike Morden, with his ‘perpetual scowl,’ has gone

  • Aug 30, 2020
Maple Ridge Mayor Michael Morden

LETTER: O’Toole just a Canadian version of Trump

Reader not impressed by MP Marc Dalton’s ‘bromance’ with the new Conservative leader

  • Aug 27, 2020
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LETTER: Questioning SD42’s plan for returning kids to class

Reader worries about spread of COVID as students in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows head back to school

  • Aug 26, 2020
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