Opinion

LETTER: Pandemic doubles food containers littering on Fort Langley street

A local walker has noticed a substantial increase in litter in her neighbourhood

  • Aug 9, 2020

LETTER: North Saanich should honour terms of land donation

I read with interest your recent story on 95-year-old North Saanich resident Gerry Furstenau who has donated a plot of land near Deep Cove School to the District of North Saanich, and to have it named "Wolfgang Orchard" in honour of his brother. Part of the agreement with the District of North Saanich is the lot is to be preserved in its original state.

  • Aug 9, 2020

Drivesmart column: Mandatory alcohol screening

If you have to drive, don't drink. If you drink, don't drive.

  • Aug 9, 2020

LETTER: Lock cats and small dogs away from wily coyotes

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  • Aug 9, 2020

LETTERS: Visitors should be treated with respect

I'd like to address Premier Horgan's comments regarding those in B.C. whose licence plates show that perhaps they are from elsewhere, and if B.C. citizens are unfairly bothering these people they people should simply take transit to stop from being harassed.

  • Aug 9, 2020

Hugs and Slugs: To keep summer simmering …

Hugs to Jody and the rest of the tenacious crew at the BBC (Bootleg Bike Co.) for helping me to pull of the biggest and best surprise scheme this side of the Koots. In a year that has seen record bike sales, Jody sourced out, hunted down as it came off the line, and refused to let anyone else get a hold of the dream bike I wanted to sneakily surprise my husband with. Awesome communication, great senses of humour, and super shop music. So happy that I shopped local and I can't wait to go back!

LETTER: Pitt Meadows woman tired of speeders on Bonson

Speed bumps or increased enforcement are needed to curtail racers through a park zone

  • Aug 9, 2020

LETTER: Piece of Saanich heritage in peril

Neighbours are very upset with the subdivision application for the Rogers' farm house on Woodhall Drive as the home and land is on Saanich's heritage register, built in 1925 but not protected. The application involves cutting Garry oaks and Douglas fir to make room for two additional building lots which will radically change the character of the property and the feeling of the street. The lot is 0.46 acre which will be divided into two strata; the other fee simple.

  • Aug 8, 2020

LETTER: PQB area needs upgraded recycling facilities

My wife and I live in Qualicum and bought our first EV in 2018 because we feel strongly about supporting the environment.

  • Aug 8, 2020

Sarah Simpson Column: Finding nature at home

It was time to call in reinforcements.

EDITORIAL: Managing wildfires

Wildfires have the potential to cause significant damage within our province

  • Aug 8, 2020

LETTER: Food trucks a challenge for social distancing

Hats off to Langford council for hiring additional bylaw officers to ensure Langford residents and visitors are practicing social distancing and staying in small groups.

  • Aug 8, 2020

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Supportive housing plan unbalanced

Letter writer worries crime and social disorder will increase from Newcastle area to south end

  • Aug 8, 2020

Mary Lowther column: Time to plan the winter garden

Weeds have gotten away on me, I've just finished laying out my soaker hoses

  • Aug 8, 2020

LETTER: Make Ribfest a drive-thru event

It seems such a shame that yet another annual event has fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic with the cancellation of Ribfest.

  • Aug 8, 2020

LETTER: More traffic enforcement needed in Fort Langley, one resident pleads

Irresponsible drivers using the village and surrounding area as circuit – says Fort advocate

  • Aug 8, 2020

LETTER: Priority should be given to locals accessing Golden Ears park

Maple Ridge residents should be able to reserve new day passes ahead of out-of-towners: one local

  • Aug 8, 2020

COLUMNS: School reopening plan receives a failing grade

At the heart of their concerns, is the uncertainty created by NDP Education Minister Rob Fleming

  • Aug 7, 2020