LETTER: Is new Langley interchange an attempt to steal more agricultural land

Leave 216th Street along, focus on 192nd Street – feeding directly into the industrial area.

Dear Editor,

This debate never seems to end.

Except, I see you where the mayor and a couple of councillors suspended presentations from the public at a recent meeting, saying that it was a done deal no need to hear any further from the people that elected us…

That, in itself, I find very dismaying and a precursor of how I will vote in the next Township election.

What I really don’t understand is what the purpose behind this interchange at that location might be?

To my mind it seems like the issue is a giant hand on its edge facing north and south poised two sweep the boundary of the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) far to the east and open it to another Willoughby or Gloucester Estates type development.

Secondly, and for the life of me I cannot fathom why, the 192nd Street interchange feeding directly into the heart of Port Kells – where the truckers want to go – is not developed into a full-on interchange. It’s already half built and as I say straight to the industrial heart of Port Kells.

Apart from my fear regarding the disruption of the ALR, I cannot understand in all common sense why the corporate users of this proposed 216th Street interchange favour it over 192nd?

Jeff Laurie, Langley

Just Posted

Metro gas prices hit 155.7 cents a litre and higher

Lower Mainland could see 1.60 cents by April

BREAKING: Patient airlifted from two-vehicle crash in Langley Wednesday morning

Fraser Highway at 232nd Street is closed in both directions. People are asked to find another route.

Proposed slaughterhouse in South Langley evokes considerable ire

Large delegation of Langley residents came out to oppose a poultry abattoir.

Cloverleaf Preschool must find new home after 26 years in Cloverdale community

Christ the Redeemer Church terminated tenancy, finding 86-year-old Bell Hall unsafe

LETTER: Lack of tree protection for Langley short-sighted but expected

One Langley letter writer calls Township council’s inaction on a tree protection bylaw disappointing.

Ottawa proposes restricted pot labels, packages

Packaging will include red stop sign with marijuana leaf and ‘THC’

B.C. emergency alert system being tested Wednesday

Alarm tone and message will play on TV and radio

BC Conservatives pumped by poll results

Surge in popularity has BC party picturing elected representatives in Victoria

5 to start your day

A serious crash in Langley, Surrey man wanted in connection to vicious assault and more

Vancouver Island university develops program to help kids cope with overdose crisis

A child and youth care professor worked with students to develop projects focused on children, families and communities dealing with opioids.

Liberals tried pilot project with Facebook data whistleblower in 2016: source

Cambridge Analytica has been accused of improperly using information from more than 50 million Facebook accounts

No opting out: Canadians to get emergency alerts on their phones soon

Canada’s wireless providers are preparing for a looming update to the National Public Alerting System

Just For Laughs sold to Howie Mandel

Just For Laughs sold to Howie Mandel and U.S. company ICM Partners

Texas bombing suspect blows himself up as SWAT moves in

The suspect in a spate of bombing attacks that have terrorized Austin over the past month blew himself up with an explosive device as authorities closed in

Most Read