Letter to the Editor

Some communities construct two lane roundabouts but most in the Lower Mainland are single lane entry. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Maple Ridge letter writer driven to offer roundabout primer

More roundabouts are being built around Lower Mainland to reduce collisions and keep traffic moving

  • Mar 23, 2022
Some communities construct two lane roundabouts but most in the Lower Mainland are single lane entry. (Black Press Media files)
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LETTER: Maple Ridge resident wants politicians to work for all residents, not just wealthy

The current housing crisis was years in the making as politicians ignored needs, letter writer says

  • Mar 22, 2022
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Affordability and lack of housing options remain key concerns in the community. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

LETTER: Maple Ridge council needs to dictate housing, not developers

Developers should not be dictating community plans and developments, letter writer argues

  • Mar 19, 2022
Affordability and lack of housing options remain key concerns in the community. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
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LETTER: Maple Ridge resident critical of MP’s backing of unvaxxed health workers

MP lobbied premier not to force people out of public health care jobs

  • Mar 18, 2022
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A local letter writer shares impressions of Ridge Meadows Hospital. (The News files)

LETTER: Retire nurse lauds care at Ridge Meadows Hospital

“Please take a moment to thank all our health-care workers”

  • Mar 17, 2022
A local letter writer shares impressions of Ridge Meadows Hospital. (The News files)
Workers build the Maple Green Living complex on 232nd Street in Maple Ridge. The city is growing fast, with almost 95,000 population, and the pace of residential development is an issue. (Neil Corbett/The News)

LETTER: Maple Ridge needs to put more thought into development

Rapid building leaves community with insufficient amenities, letter writer argues

  • Mar 13, 2022
Workers build the Maple Green Living complex on 232nd Street in Maple Ridge. The city is growing fast, with almost 95,000 population, and the pace of residential development is an issue. (Neil Corbett/The News)
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LETTER: Maple Ridge resident like so many, concerned about war in Ukraine

Stopping the money is quickest way to force Russia to stop its invasion, letter writer argues

  • Mar 10, 2022
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Use of “master” to describe a bedroom or suite is no longer seen as acceptable in the housing industry. There are other words that need to come out of day-to-day language, as well, suggests a Maple Ridge woman. (The News)

LETTER: Grateful for word changes

Real estate industry eliminates sexist jargon, now it’s time for the aviation world to follow suit

  • Mar 8, 2022
Use of “master” to describe a bedroom or suite is no longer seen as acceptable in the housing industry. There are other words that need to come out of day-to-day language, as well, suggests a Maple Ridge woman. (The News)
Work was underway at the Art Infiniti Hotel on the Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge in February of 2021, but has since stalled. (The News files)

LETTER: Hotel owners have ‘positive’ vision for Lougheed site – Mayor

Maple Ridge politician offers reaction to letter concerning rebuild of Art Infiniti Hotel

  • Mar 7, 2022
Work was underway at the Art Infiniti Hotel on the Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge in February of 2021, but has since stalled. (The News files)
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LETTER: Maple Ridge constituent backs councillor in lawsuit

Politicians claim to support open and transparent government

  • Feb 28, 2022
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The pay parking machine is covered up at Ridge Meadows Hospital. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

LETTER: Hospital parking process flawed

Ridge Meadows Hospital should implement a simple time-used pay system for visitors

  • Feb 27, 2022
The pay parking machine is covered up at Ridge Meadows Hospital. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Steve Fonyo was pictured in a Toronto hotel as he promotes the film “Hurt” during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2014. (Chris Young/Canadian Press)

LETTER: Maple Ridge resident wants Fonyo’s medal re-instated

Letter writer said cross-Canada run directly linked to Steve Fonyo’s troubles later in life

  • Feb 27, 2022
Steve Fonyo was pictured in a Toronto hotel as he promotes the film “Hurt” during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2014. (Chris Young/Canadian Press)
A resident is concerned about the lack of progress on repairing the Art Infiniti Hotel on the Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge. (The News)

LETTER: Fix Maple Ridge hotel soon or tear it down

Local resident wants to see action from city hall

  • Feb 26, 2022
A resident is concerned about the lack of progress on repairing the Art Infiniti Hotel on the Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge. (The News)
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LETTER: Maple Ridge resident wants movement on federal green legislation

Letter writer supports the Just Transition Act as a way to move to a green economy

  • Feb 25, 2022
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Craig Speirs (Special to The News)

LETTER: Why the rush to develop Thornhill

Removal of Maple Ridge aquifer map signals likely quest for further urban sprawl: former councillor

  • Feb 21, 2022
Craig Speirs (Special to The News)
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LETTER: Growth brings higher taxes and traffic jams

There’s two sides to every story, including the impending population boom for Maple Ridge

  • Feb 13, 2022
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Maple Ridge council is looking at a 4.4 per cent tax increase for 2022. (The News files)

LETTER: Maple Ridge senior can’t afford tax hike

Letter writer challenging city council over property taxes

  • Feb 10, 2022
Maple Ridge council is looking at a 4.4 per cent tax increase for 2022. (The News files)
Janis Dunning recording original songs in Winnipeg (circa 1990) for her CTV television series, “The Rockets.” (Special to The News)

LETTER: Order of Canada recipient grateful for hometown recognition

Janis Dunning express appreciation for News’ story about her accomplishments

  • Jan 30, 2022
Janis Dunning recording original songs in Winnipeg (circa 1990) for her CTV television series, “The Rockets.” (Special to The News)
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LETTER: Maple Ridge gets failing grade for snow clearing of route near school and park

Cities should be as responsible clearing snow as they expect citizens to be, letter writer argues

  • Jan 29, 2022
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A ribbon cutting was held on Nov. 26, 2022, in front of the Pitt Meadows Art Gallery, for the new RCMP detachment in Pitt Meadows. (The News files)

LETTER: Pitt Meadows mayor fires back at RCMP detachment criticism

Both sides accuse the other of having ulterior motives

  • Jan 28, 2022
A ribbon cutting was held on Nov. 26, 2022, in front of the Pitt Meadows Art Gallery, for the new RCMP detachment in Pitt Meadows. (The News files)