Letter to the Editor

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)
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LETTER: Maple Ridge development planning should include community gardens

Neighbouring community has done a better job of letting people get their hands dirty

  • Nov 28, 2021
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The recent storms and other factors meant water levels were high in the Alouette River. (Neil Corbett/The News)

LETTER: Maple Ridge mayor needs to act now on climate issues

Developments should not be going in the floodplain, letter writer argues

  • Nov 25, 2021
The recent storms and other factors meant water levels were high in the Alouette River. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Old growth forest near Port Renfrew. British Columbia’s forest minister introduced a bill in October 2021 to amend the Forest and Range Practices Act and “reshape” forest management in the province. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

LETTER: Pitt Meadows resident lays out implications of B.C.’s forestry changes

Many B.C. communities rely on forestry for citizens to make a living, writer argues

  • Nov 22, 2021
Old growth forest near Port Renfrew. British Columbia’s forest minister introduced a bill in October 2021 to amend the Forest and Range Practices Act and “reshape” forest management in the province. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)
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LETTER: Time for action on climate change is now, Maple Ridge resident argues

Little came from the COP26, letter writer says

  • Nov 21, 2021
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LETTER: Maple Ridge resident offers cheeky suggestion to businesses

Vaccination discounts could create some interesting conversations, letter writer suggests

  • Nov 19, 2021
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RCMP representatives laid wreaths during the local ceremony Nov. 11, 2021. (Priyanka Ketkar/The News)

LETTER: COVID protestors destroy their credibility by protesting Remembrance Day events, Maple Ridge man says

Local letter writer said protests were a disgrace, targetting veterans and families trying to mourn

  • Nov 15, 2021
RCMP representatives laid wreaths during the local ceremony Nov. 11, 2021. (Priyanka Ketkar/The News)
Nov. 1, 2021, was the 25th anniversary of the West Coast Express. (Special to The News)

LETTER: Residents still waiting for better train service to Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

West Coast Express reached a milestone Nov. 1 – 25 years in operation

  • Nov 14, 2021
Nov. 1, 2021, was the 25th anniversary of the West Coast Express. (Special to The News)
CP Rail intends to create a logistics park with fuel and grain storage in Pitt Meadows. Local work also includes an ovepass project that has people concerned. (Special to The News)

LETTER: Rail overpass project puts trains too close to Pitt Meadows homes

Cost, noise, fumes and more concern local resident

  • Nov 13, 2021
CP Rail intends to create a logistics park with fuel and grain storage in Pitt Meadows. Local work also includes an ovepass project that has people concerned. (Special to The News)
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LETTER: Homeless not given enough consideration, Maple Ridge resident says

Residents pushing back when provinces tries to put roofs over people’s heads

  • Nov 12, 2021
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A local resident is concerned about an expected increase in dairy prices and critical of the federal government. (Black Press Media file)

LETTER: Maple Ridge resident says dairy price hike will hurt many

Local letter writer said federal government forgets it works for Canadians

  • Nov 10, 2021
A local resident is concerned about an expected increase in dairy prices and critical of the federal government. (Black Press Media file)
A local letter writer says churches should have to open their coffers to help pay to fix the damage cause by residential schools. (File graphic)

LETTER: Churches need to take responsibility for role in residential schools, Maple Ridge writer says

A local resident says government and churches tried to wipe out Indigenous culture

  • Nov 5, 2021
A local letter writer says churches should have to open their coffers to help pay to fix the damage cause by residential schools. (File graphic)
Rob Wipf wanted to express his gratitude to a person who recently helped him and his wife when she fell. (Rob Wipf/Special to The News)

LETTER: Good Samaritan helps woman after recent fall in Maple Ridge

Husband didn’t get the person’s name but wanted him to know how much the help meant

  • Nov 5, 2021
Rob Wipf wanted to express his gratitude to a person who recently helped him and his wife when she fell. (Rob Wipf/Special to The News)
A fire safety expert said this year was the worst he’s seen in the community for use of fireworks. (Black Press Media file)

LETTER: Pitt Meadows resident concerned about fireworks use

Longtime resident said this was the worst year in his memory for ignition of the hazards

  • Nov 3, 2021
A fire safety expert said this year was the worst he’s seen in the community for use of fireworks. (Black Press Media file)
CP Rail intends to create a logistics park with fuel and grain storage in Pitt Meadows. A local mom is concerned about the impacts on her family. (Special to The News)

LETTER: CP’s Pitt Meadows plans concern local mom

Noise and fumes are issues being questioned by a local letter writer

  • Nov 3, 2021
CP Rail intends to create a logistics park with fuel and grain storage in Pitt Meadows. A local mom is concerned about the impacts on her family. (Special to The News)
A protective mask hung on a front door. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Mask just another piece of required clothing

Reader calls for common sense to protect all from COVID-19

  • Nov 1, 2021
A protective mask hung on a front door. (Black Press Media files)
The updated Harris Road underpass will mean shifting Harris Road slightly to the west at the railway crossing. (Port of Vancouver/Special to The News)

LETTER: What can be done to stop CP from pushing ahead

Resident raises worries about proximity of new track to Pitt Meadows homes

  • Oct 30, 2021
The updated Harris Road underpass will mean shifting Harris Road slightly to the west at the railway crossing. (Port of Vancouver/Special to The News)
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LETTER: Whonnock resident won’t forget stranger’s kindness when she fell

Maple Ridge woman wanted helpful young man to know how grateful she is

  • Oct 27, 2021
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Numerous bags of garbage were discarded this weekend along Fern Crescent, causing an attractant to bears and a hazard to the environment. (Doug Stanger/Special to The News)

LETTER: Low-lifes endanger bears, pollute environment all to save a few bucks

Yennadon-area Maple Ridge resident critical of litter bugs – big and small

  • Oct 24, 2021
Numerous bags of garbage were discarded this weekend along Fern Crescent, causing an attractant to bears and a hazard to the environment. (Doug Stanger/Special to The News)
The quarry located on Sheridan Hill in the Pitt Polder area of Pitt Meadows. (Gene Cordoni/Special to The News)

LETTER: Wishing to share an often unseen view

Longtime Maple Ridge resident offers a look inside the Pitt River Quarry at a reclaimed mine

  • Oct 6, 2021
The quarry located on Sheridan Hill in the Pitt Polder area of Pitt Meadows. (Gene Cordoni/Special to The News)