LETTER: Municipal politicking heats up heading into fall election

A Langley letter writer believes former councillor Grant Ward is part of the problem, not solution.

Dear Editor,

This is in reply to Grant Ward’s letter [Double standard in views, March 17 Letters, Langley Advance].

It appears as though Grant Ward who himself is a former Township [of Langley] council member, is proving Mr. [Scott] Thompson’s point on the shape of the Township meetings.

Ward states that “Mr. Thompson sees doom and gloom at the Township’s meetings, because his anti-development crowd poison the atmosphere by encouraging Councillors [Kim] Richter, [Petrina] Arnason, and [David] Davies to oppose any and all development.”

But, it seems as if by writing this he is adding to the problem by pitting councillors and parts of the community against each other.

It seems like instead of trying to be part of the solution, Ward wants to add fuel to the fire by saying that these councillors should go against what they feel is best for the community and the reason people voted for them and instead should just fold their hands and vote with the other members because that’s what “he” thinks is best for the community.

I would not say that [Kim] Richter, [Petrina] Arnason and [David] Davies are against development, more that they are against removing fertile land out of the ALR, developing more areas without creating the needed infrastructure like schools, hospitals, and parking, and helping developers become rich while the community suffers from a lack of planning and consultation.

It also seems like the people in Brookswood opposing the Fernridge development, and the people in Fort Langley opposing their own development would agree that [Kim] Richter, [Petrina] Arnason and [David] Davies are the only councillors who care for their community and how these developments will affect them and their families.

Grady Rourke, South Langley

Just Posted

54-40 thrills Aldergrove Fair crowd: VIDEO

54-40 were joined on stage by the band members’ dancing children, the “Aldergrove Rockettes”

ZONE 3: Luck played no part in getting Riley Ward to the BC Games

Langley baller flouts misfortune on the floor; he’d rather get by on hard work

Third straight loss ends Langley’s Junior B Thunder season

The local squad could not snare a win against the Port Coquitlam Saints.

Giants bringing Point Roberts talent to Langley

The Vancouver Giants have announced a new signing.

VIDEO: New doctors, but fewer spaces for patients in Langley

Retirements have left some Langley residents without a family physician.

BC Games: Day 2 comes to an end

Hundreds of medals have been handed out at the 2018 BC Summer Games in the Cowichan Valley

B.C. mining company, involved in 2014 spill, ordered to pay lost wages

Mount Polley Mining Company must pay wages to 26 employees who were laid off without proper notice

Two significant wildfires burning in southeastern B.C.

More than 20 fires were burning in the Southeast Fire Centre as of Saturday afternoon

Volunteers provide the glue that keeps BC Games moving

The 2018 Cowichan Summer Games had more than 2,300 volunteers on hand across Vancouver Island

No Name brand chicken nuggets recalled due to possible salmonella

Canadian Food Inspection Agency says multiple illnesses reported in B.C., Alberta and Ontario

Lodeiro scores twice to help Sounders beat Whitecaps 2-0

Seattle’s Nicolas Lodeiro opened the scoring in the fifth minute when he converted a penalty kick

Fraser Surrey Docks mechanic dies on the job

‘This is a very sad day - a worker went to his job this morning and didn’t go home’

Race walker breaks 18-year-old BC Games record

Zone 6 athlete Olivia Lundman crossed finish line with ease, to loud cheers in Cowichan


A brief look at action from the 2018 BC Summer Games in the Cowichan Valley

Most Read