Letter to the Editor

Jean Ticehurst created a piece of art called Rainbow Sunshine to sum up her wishes for the community this coming year.

LETTER: Maple Ridge woman shares a wish for 2022 to be better than the last two years

It’s been a tough couple of years as the world deals with COVID and more

  • Jan 23, 2022

 

A ribbon cutting on Nov. 26, 2021, in front of the Pitt Meadows Art Gallery, for the new RCMP detachment in Pitt Meadows. (The News files)

LETTER: Pitt Meadows detachment will cost much more than forecast

Local resident continues crusading against the new facility for several reasons

  • Jan 23, 2022

 

Local family lauds their paper carrier

LETTER: Paper carrier’s extra care noticed by Pitt Meadows family

Hurst family took time to write in praise of the person who delivers The News to their door

  • Jan 19, 2022

 

Heavy equipment was brought in to move snow in downtown Maple Ridge after a recent snowfall. (The News files)

LETTER: Maple Ridge senior catches a glimpse of her ‘snow angel’

Senior with mobility issues dreaded having to try and shovel out

  • Jan 18, 2022
Heavy equipment was brought in to move snow in downtown Maple Ridge after a recent snowfall. (The News files)
It was announced last month that the Haney Place Mall in Maple Ridge has been sold. (The News files)

LETTER: Mall redevelopment should include post secondary

Young people must leave or travel out of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows to colleges and universities

  • Jan 16, 2022
It was announced last month that the Haney Place Mall in Maple Ridge has been sold. (The News files)
Send your letter to the editor via email to news@mapleridgenews.com and include your first and last name, address, and phone number. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Pitt Meadows resident generally pleased with government, considering COVID, floods and fires

Local letter writer likens current surreal situation to Alice in Wonderland

  • Jan 16, 2022
Send your letter to the editor via email to news@mapleridgenews.com and include your first and last name, address, and phone number. (Black Press Media files)
A local resident was impressed with the hospital on three recent interactions. (The News files)

LETTER: Maple Ridge resident grateful for hospital staff’s caring treatment

Letter writer wanted hospital staff to know that they are appreciated

  • Jan 15, 2022
A local resident was impressed with the hospital on three recent interactions. (The News files)
Discarded tree branches and ‘poorly placed’ bench eliminate good sledding run in Volker Park. (Jill Mapoles/Special to The News)

LETTER: Limiting sledding sites in West Maple Ridge

Is parks and recreation department intentionally quelling kids fun?

  • Jan 12, 2022
Discarded tree branches and ‘poorly placed’ bench eliminate good sledding run in Volker Park. (Jill Mapoles/Special to The News)
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: Everyone should have to clear their sidewalks of snow

East Maple Ridge resident takes issue with schools not shovelling pathways

  • Jan 11, 2022
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)
Keeping on top of shovelling snow this winter has been quite the chore, for residents and businesses alike. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Grateful to shovellers

As someone forced to walk in the snow, a News’ reader was thankful to those who cleaned the sidewalks

  • Jan 5, 2022
Keeping on top of shovelling snow this winter has been quite the chore, for residents and businesses alike. (Black Press Media files)
Send your letter to the editor via email to news@langleyadvancetimes.com and include your first and last name, address, and phone number.

LETTER: Maple Ridge’s MLA isn’t working for struggling community, letter writer argues

Government offers little help to businesses forced to close in latest round of restrictions

  • Jan 4, 2022
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LETTER: Maple Ridge resident hopes community sees unhoused as people first

People without homes are still residents in this community, letter writer notes

  • Jan 3, 2022
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Several community partners and organizations set up at an August event to raise awareness over the opioid crisis. (The News files)

LETTER: Maple Ridge resident argues community needs better overdose amenities

A local letter writer is crititcal of the minister responsible for dealing with the opioid crisis

  • Dec 28, 2021
Several community partners and organizations set up at an August event to raise awareness over the opioid crisis. (The News files)
Year after year, Margaret Boe has appreciated the Christmas display at Valley Fair Mall. This is the first time she’s speaking up and saying ‘thanks.’ (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

LETTER: Grateful for mall’s nativity scene

Reader expresses appreciation to Valley Fair Mall for keeping Christ in Christmas

  • Dec 21, 2021
Year after year, Margaret Boe has appreciated the Christmas display at Valley Fair Mall. This is the first time she’s speaking up and saying ‘thanks.’ (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Silver Valley has been the site of significant development in recent years. (The News files)

LETTER: Development in Maple Ridge’s Silver Valley impacts neighbour

A letter writer is interested in the how development has unintended consequences

  • Dec 16, 2021
Silver Valley has been the site of significant development in recent years. (The News files)
A local resident wrote in about a muncipal report that was made public about the Maple Ridge building department. (Black Press Media)

LETTER: Maple Ridge leadership to blame for building department problems

Council should have tried to fix issues before making scathing report public, letter writer says

  • Dec 10, 2021
A local resident wrote in about a muncipal report that was made public about the Maple Ridge building department. (Black Press Media)
Several community partners and organizations set up at an August 2021 event to raise awareness over the opioid crisis. (The News files)

LETTER: Maple Ridge leaders not dealing with overdose crisis

Life expectancy in Haney much lower than provincial average, letter writer noted

  • Dec 4, 2021
Several community partners and organizations set up at an August 2021 event to raise awareness over the opioid crisis. (The News files)
Several factors are responsible for empty shelves at grocery stores, including supply chains severed by recent flooding and slides and COVID, and labour issues. (Black Press Media)

LETTER: Maple Ridge letter writer voices support for beleaguered grocery store workers

Front-line workers have no say say in supply chain problems so be kind, local resident urges

  • Dec 3, 2021
Several factors are responsible for empty shelves at grocery stores, including supply chains severed by recent flooding and slides and COVID, and labour issues. (Black Press Media)
The updated Harris Road underpass will mean shifting Harris Road slightly to the west at the railway crossing. The information was presented at a public presentation Oct. 19, 2021. (Port of Vancouver/Special to The News)

LETTER: Port Authority distinguishes between rail projects in Pitt Meadows

Several players are involved in the various projects centred on rails and roads

  • Dec 1, 2021
The updated Harris Road underpass will mean shifting Harris Road slightly to the west at the railway crossing. The information was presented at a public presentation Oct. 19, 2021. (Port of Vancouver/Special to The News)
Each school district decides whether to require COVID-19 vaccinations for staff. (Black Press Media file)

LETTER: Grandparent can’t believe Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows teachers don’t have to be vaccinated

Smokers can’t go near kids in school but unvaccinated can, letter writer noted

  • Nov 28, 2021
Each school district decides whether to require COVID-19 vaccinations for staff. (Black Press Media file)