Letter to the Editor

Booze and food containers, inflatables, and other debris just discarded by those visiting a favourite watering hole in Maple Ridge, leaving neighbours disgusted. (Doug Stanger/Special to The News)

LETTER: Summer heat brings onslaught of litter to Hot Rocks

Why can’t river seekers show decency, Maple Ridge letter writer queries

  • Jun 28, 2022

 

Drug checking has become more common since the appearance of stronger opioids on the streets. (Vancouver Coastal Health photo)

LETTER: Maple Ridge resident concerned decriminalization amount ignores fentanyl’s potency

B.C. follows Portugal’s lead but doesn’t have the supports in place, letter writer noted

  • Jun 24, 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)

LETTER: Literary love for dear ol’ Dad

Sister shares her late sibling’s poem to their parents, with special focus on their father

  • Jun 20, 2022

 

TransLink is defending its operation of HandyDART, after a critical letter from the union president. (HandyDART Users Guide)

LETTER: TransLink boosted HandyDART service while reducing fees, VP says

Public transit provider lays out improvements and upcoming initiatives

  • Jun 19, 2022
TransLink is defending its operation of HandyDART, after a critical letter from the union president. (HandyDART Users Guide)
HandyDART must grow to meet increasing demand, union local president says. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: TransLink mayors and board shortchanging HandyDART, union says

Local president has concerns about electrification, increased demand, and privatization

  • Jun 13, 2022
HandyDART must grow to meet increasing demand, union local president says. (Black Press Media files)
Location of the proposed development at St. Anne’s Avenue and 223rd Street in Port Haney. A letter writer would like to see better planning of the neighbourhood. (Special to The News)

LETTER: Maple Ridge neighbourhood needs better municipal planning

Geology and other issues should impact planning for Port Haney

  • Jun 12, 2022
Location of the proposed development at St. Anne’s Avenue and 223rd Street in Port Haney. A letter writer would like to see better planning of the neighbourhood. (Special to The News)

LETTER: Maple Ridge tax increase doesn’t add up for resident

Much bigger tax bill than expected has letter writer concerned

  • Jun 11, 2022
There has been determined opposition to the Yennadon Lands employment park proposal. (Neil Corbett/The News)

LETTER: Maple Ridge council approves Yennadon land change without fixing problems

Existing traffic and infrastructure problems will be made worse with industrial site addition

  • Jun 10, 2022
There has been determined opposition to the Yennadon Lands employment park proposal. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Emergency alerts and vaccination texts can add up for people who still rely on flip phones. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Give thought to tech

Creators of provincial alerts don’t take into account flip phone owners

  • Jun 9, 2022
Emergency alerts and vaccination texts can add up for people who still rely on flip phones. (Black Press Media files)
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: Please ensure housing for all

Reader pleads for new affordable-housing that all can actually afford

  • Jun 5, 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)
Prior to council approving the Yennadon Lands development, they heard from many nearby residents opposed to the proposal. One of the biggest issues vocalized was the destruction of wildlife habitat. (Special to The News)

LETTER: Mind blown by council thinking

Elected officials are up for re-election in October, reminds an opponent to the Yennadon Lands plan

  • Jun 4, 2022
Prior to council approving the Yennadon Lands development, they heard from many nearby residents opposed to the proposal. One of the biggest issues vocalized was the destruction of wildlife habitat. (Special to The News)
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 resident lays out negative impacts of monster homes

Letter writer concerned about access for emergency vehicles when big houses take up street parking

  • May 23, 2022
Send your letter to the editor via email to news@langleyadvancetimes.com and include your first and last name, address, and phone number.
Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Allowing more secondary suites would increase Maple Ridge’s rental stock

Prices would level off if more suites were available

  • May 22, 2022
Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Black Press Media files)
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Pitt Meadows-Fort Langley riding includes chunks of five municipalities

Proposed boundary commission changes are not receiving support from one neighbour

  • May 19, 2022
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Black Press Media files)
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Maple Ridge resident says one religion shouldn’t be allowed in school if others excluded

Letter writer responds to story about language educators making videos about non-western holidays

  • May 15, 2022
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Maple Ridge resident said Abernathy intersection a tragedy waiting to happen

Letter writer concerned about intersection dangers for both pedestrians and drivers

  • May 14, 2022
Parliamentary secretary Rachna Singh introduced the anti-racism engagement campaign in early May 2022. (B.C. government video grab)

LETTER: Maple Ridge resident calls for sexism to be taken as seriously as racism

B.C.’s new anti-racism act is important but same needed to combat sexism, writer argues

  • May 13, 2022
Parliamentary secretary Rachna Singh introduced the anti-racism engagement campaign in early May 2022. (B.C. government video grab)
Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Proposed Pitt Meadows-Fort Langley riding undemocratic

Federal riding would lump parts of five municipalties together

  • May 8, 2022
Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Black Press Media files)
Send your letter to the editor via email to editor@mapleridgenews.com and include your first and last name, address, and phone number. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Maple Ridge road work makes Abernethy area more dangerous

Resident near 232nd Street is expressing concerns about the road widening project

  • May 7, 2022
Send your letter to the editor via email to editor@mapleridgenews.com and include your first and last name, address, and phone number. (Black Press Media files)
A roadside memorial marked the site where Maple Ridge’s Megan Kinnee, 19, died July 13, 2019 in a motorcycle crash in Abbotsford. (Special to Black Press Media)

LETTER: Reader appalled by sentencing in motorcycle fatality

Justice ‘ignored’ motorcyclist’s driving record leading up to Megan Kinnee’s death

  • May 3, 2022
A roadside memorial marked the site where Maple Ridge’s Megan Kinnee, 19, died July 13, 2019 in a motorcycle crash in Abbotsford. (Special to Black Press Media)