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LETTER: Use of herbicide raises concern

We live in the Sandpiper condo on Country Road. On May 15,…

  • May 26, 2021
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EDITORIAL: Give highway workers a brake

Campaign asks drivers to slow down and pay attention to traffic control instructions

  • May 26, 2021
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Letter writer questions the propriety of Sidney council objecting to a warehouse development on lands controlled by the Victoria Airport Authority. (York Realty/Submitted).

LETTER: Sidney council shows gall questioning VAA warehouse project

Re: Sidney calls on airport to improve design of warehouse (News Review,…

  • May 24, 2021
Letter writer questions the propriety of Sidney council objecting to a warehouse development on lands controlled by the Victoria Airport Authority. (York Realty/Submitted).
One of the leaders of a local watchdog group wants answers about Langford Coun. Matt Sahlstrom’s trip to Arizona. (Black Press Media file photo)

LETTER: Many unanswered questions about latest Langford councillor’s travel

Re: Langford councillor traveled to Arizona last month: Coun. Matt Sahlstrom told…

  • May 24, 2021
One of the leaders of a local watchdog group wants answers about Langford Coun. Matt Sahlstrom’s trip to Arizona. (Black Press Media file photo)
Jeff Bray is the executive director of the Downtown Victoria Business Association. (rickcollinsphotography.com)

DOWNTOWN DISCUSSION: Time has come for complex care mental health facility in Victoria

Jeff Bray Downtown Victoria Business Association A few weeks ago, Julian Daly,…

  • May 23, 2021
Jeff Bray is the executive director of the Downtown Victoria Business Association. (rickcollinsphotography.com)
A reader writes that the Victoria Airport Authority has other options to avoid getting into the land leasing business. (Black Press Media file photo)

LETTER: Higher user fees should fund airport authority, not land rentals

Victoria Airport Authority’s primary mandate is to run the airport, not a…

  • May 23, 2021
A reader writes that the Victoria Airport Authority has other options to avoid getting into the land leasing business. (Black Press Media file photo)
Using the former E&N rail line, seen here during the passenger train days in Esquimalt, for express buses to and from Langford makes sense for the corridor, says one reader. (Black Press Media file photo)

LETTER: Busway the way to go for former E&N rail bed

A busway for the metro-Victoria section of the former E&N railway is…

  • May 22, 2021
Using the former E&N rail line, seen here during the passenger train days in Esquimalt, for express buses to and from Langford makes sense for the corridor, says one reader. (Black Press Media file photo)
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LETTER: Canada’s leaders need to speak out against Israeli war actions

The last few weeks have witnessed an increased onslaught of Israeli ethnic…

  • May 22, 2021
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LETTER: Last of sacred forest is calling

Down the road from Sooke, there is a group of courageous people…

  • May 21, 2021
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North Saanich letter writer says traffic issues caused by parents dropping off and picking up students at KELSET Elementary School could have been avoided. (Watt Consulting Group/Screencap)

LETTER: Student dropoff/pickup area needed at KELSET school

Re: Study identifies congestion near KELSET school as a major concern (News…

  • May 21, 2021
North Saanich letter writer says traffic issues caused by parents dropping off and picking up students at KELSET Elementary School could have been avoided. (Watt Consulting Group/Screencap)
Invasive English ivy slowly engulfs trees and prevents light from getting in. Its prevalence on the Saanich Peninsula and elsewhere in the region is prompting one local resident to plead for others to help remedy the problem. (Black Press Media file photo)

LETTER: Ivy strangling the life out of local trees

There is a visible enemy attacking trees and native plants. It is…

  • May 21, 2021
Invasive English ivy slowly engulfs trees and prevents light from getting in. Its prevalence on the Saanich Peninsula and elsewhere in the region is prompting one local resident to plead for others to help remedy the problem. (Black Press Media file photo)
The nurses at Saanich Peninsula Hospital gave reader a memorable experience during a recent day surgery. (Courtesy Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation)

LETTER: Brief hospital experience made better by work of nurses

It was International Nurses week recently and I had occasion to be…

  • May 20, 2021
The nurses at Saanich Peninsula Hospital gave reader a memorable experience during a recent day surgery. (Courtesy Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation)
The Turkey Head Walkway. (Black Press Media file photo)

LETTER: Access to shoreline important in Spewhung/Turkey Head discussions

Re: Future of Turkey Head shouldn’t be decided behind closed doors (Oak…

  • May 20, 2021
The Turkey Head Walkway. (Black Press Media file photo)
In this Sept. 25, 2018 photo, visitors walk near Canada Place, a tourism and convention center in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

OPINION: B.C.’s tourism and hospitality sector desperately needs a restart plan

Pandemic’s trickle-down impact is particularly large and insidious at a local and community level

  • May 18, 2021
In this Sept. 25, 2018 photo, visitors walk near Canada Place, a tourism and convention center in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Before you take on a pet, make sure you want to have it for life. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

EDITORIAL: A pet is a lifetime commitment

Tons of people are getting pets during the pandemic, some for the first time

  • May 17, 2021
Before you take on a pet, make sure you want to have it for life. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
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LETTER: Is council sucking or blowing?

Reader says council should dim green development light if it’s not prepared to address traffic concerns

  • May 17, 2021
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LETTER: Building permit costs shocking

We recently applied for a permit to build a deck onto the…

  • May 17, 2021
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LETTER: Supportive housing needs to be spread across Greater Victoria

People in need of supportive housing are our brothers and sisters, they…

  • May 17, 2021
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Send your letter to the editor via email to editor@langleyadvancetimes.com. Please included your first and last name, address, and phone number. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Supportive housing addresses a growing community need

I am writing as a former minister of mental health and addiction…

  • May 16, 2021
Send your letter to the editor via email to editor@langleyadvancetimes.com. Please included your first and last name, address, and phone number. (Black Press Media files)
Send your letter to the editor via email to editor@langleyadvancetimes.com. Please included your first and last name, address, and phone number. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Name change erases contribution of man who made campground possible

I read the story about the name change of the McDonald Campground…

  • May 16, 2021
Send your letter to the editor via email to editor@langleyadvancetimes.com. Please included your first and last name, address, and phone number. (Black Press Media files)