Letter to the Editor

Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer for B.C. (B.C. government)

LETTER: Henry and media causing over-reaction to COVID

A Maple Ridge reader is critical of the provincial health officer’s stance on herd immunity

  • Apr 19, 2020
Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer for B.C. (B.C. government)
Marc Dalton was elected Conservative MP for Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge in October 2019. (The News files)                                Marc Dalton was elected Conservative MP for Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge. THE NEWS/files

LETTER: Voters will remember MP’s tweet come election time

Seniors are not impediment to the resurrection of our economy, contrary to Dalton’s comment

  • Apr 16, 2020
Marc Dalton was elected Conservative MP for Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge in October 2019. (The News files)                                Marc Dalton was elected Conservative MP for Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge. THE NEWS/files
BC SPCA expresses appreciation for media, especially during this unprecedented time. (Special to Black Press Media)

LETTER: BC SPCA grateful to news media

In a letter to The News, Lorie Chortyk says thanks for bringing the news during challenging times

  • Apr 16, 2020
BC SPCA expresses appreciation for media, especially during this unprecedented time. (Special to Black Press Media)
LETTER: Leashing in Maple Ridge parks prevents unexpected confrontations

LETTER: Leashing in Maple Ridge parks prevents unexpected confrontations

Amid COVID, dog owners shouldn’t be forced together to separate their pets

  • Apr 15, 2020
LETTER: Leashing in Maple Ridge parks prevents unexpected confrontations
LETTER: Maple Ridge dog walker pissed with discarded poop bags

LETTER: Maple Ridge dog walker pissed with discarded poop bags

Understanding people’s worries around COVID, this dog walker suggests gloves or staying home

  • Apr 12, 2020
LETTER: Maple Ridge dog walker pissed with discarded poop bags
LETTER: Reword it from social to mandatory distancing

LETTER: Reword it from social to mandatory distancing

Shocked that some people are not listening to the critical COVID safety rules

  • Apr 6, 2020
LETTER: Reword it from social to mandatory distancing
LETTER: Parent, have a serious discussion with your children, please

LETTER: Parent, have a serious discussion with your children, please

Teens seen strolling together, up-close, and failing to abide by social distancing rules

  • Apr 5, 2020
LETTER: Parent, have a serious discussion with your children, please
LETTER: Maple Ridge cyclist appreciative of strangers’ kindness

LETTER: Maple Ridge cyclist appreciative of strangers’ kindness

Thanks to the nurse and others who came to injured biker’s aid

  • Apr 5, 2020
LETTER: Maple Ridge cyclist appreciative of strangers’ kindness
Maple Ridge’s Jean Ticehurst drew this “monster” hoping her depiction of the “evil coronavirus” would bring a smile to people’s faces. (Special to The News)

LETTER: Please use common sense in dealing with COVID

Aspiring artists wants people to follow the rules to help keep everyone safe

  • Apr 5, 2020
Maple Ridge’s Jean Ticehurst drew this “monster” hoping her depiction of the “evil coronavirus” would bring a smile to people’s faces. (Special to The News)
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LETTER: Writer supports government ousting non-compliant hospice

MAiD: Make the decision for yourself, but keep your nose out of other people’s choices

  • Mar 30, 2020
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LETTER: Upset by province’s stance against Lower Mainland hospice

Vocal Maple Ridge anti-MAiDs advocate opposes cancelling of contract with Delta facility

  • Mar 28, 2020
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Come together and play board games, interact with each other. This could be a blessing that comes out of COVID-19, as families reconnect. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)

LETTER: Amid COVID-19, rejoice in coming together as a family

Once the world accepts the current situation, they can start to find the good things coming from it

  • Mar 25, 2020
Come together and play board games, interact with each other. This could be a blessing that comes out of COVID-19, as families reconnect. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)
LETTER: Maple Ridge octogenarian grateful to angel for kindness amid outbreak

LETTER: Maple Ridge octogenarian grateful to angel for kindness amid outbreak

Shopper at Save-On-Foods demonstrated compassion and generosity to senior shopping during COVID-19

  • Mar 21, 2020
LETTER: Maple Ridge octogenarian grateful to angel for kindness amid outbreak
Former Maple Ridge councillor Corisa Bell is throwing her hat in the ring to run at the provincial government level. (The News files)

LETTER: Questioning reason why candidates run for Liberal nod

Reader wonders why former Maple Ridge councillor and a former MP are running for provincial politics

  • Mar 21, 2020
Former Maple Ridge councillor Corisa Bell is throwing her hat in the ring to run at the provincial government level. (The News files)
LETTER: ‘Best’ carrier in 50+ years

LETTER: ‘Best’ carrier in 50+ years

Dear Editor, My family would like you to know that [our newspaper]…

  • Mar 20, 2020
LETTER: ‘Best’ carrier in 50+ years
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LETTER: Hoarders, greed must be stopped

Pitt Meadows letter writer joins call for civility and an end to panic buying

  • Mar 19, 2020
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LETTER: Let’s hear the immediate traffic plan for Harris Road

Reader critical of mayor, calling for better temporary detour options

  • Mar 14, 2020
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People enjoy the new river in the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre pool. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

LETTER: Not a fan of nude rules or new change rooms at Maple Ridge pool

Long-time leisure centre users speaks up about a few features that disappoint

  • Mar 13, 2020
People enjoy the new river in the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre pool. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
Garbage is a known attractant for bears, as are bird feeders, fruit trees, barbecues, and pet food. (P. Sulzle Photo/Special to Black Press Media)

LETTER: Bear killed needlessly

Maple Ridge fines not likely answer to bear-people conflicts, one letter writer believes

  • Mar 13, 2020
Garbage is a known attractant for bears, as are bird feeders, fruit trees, barbecues, and pet food. (P. Sulzle Photo/Special to Black Press Media)
LETTER: People have different takes on abortion billboard

LETTER: People have different takes on abortion billboard

There are many options that don’t include terminating a pregancy, a Maple Ridge resident writes

  • Mar 6, 2020
LETTER: People have different takes on abortion billboard