Letter: Vote for better fence tells real story about issues at Gateway

Editor: I read Dan Ferguson’s story in the July 25 issue of the Langley Times re: the fence and the condos.

I’m not sure what was there first, the condos or the Gateway of Hope.

Certainly not a gateway of hope for the good folks who put good money down for those condos. Trespassing, defecation, drug consumption, uneasiness and probably loss of property. Certainly loss of property value.

This is unfair to the property owners in the area to have such a facility so close to their homes. And now it is under serious consideration to provide a similar facility in another family-friendly area of the municipality of Langley where good, hard working people have put up their life savings to live in a safe, family friendly neighbourhood?

I’ve heard people on side with the Quality Inn conversion say there are no problems with the Gateway of Hope neighbourhood. But good for the unanimous vote to build a better fence.

They know the truth. Let’s hope that same unanimous vote will prevent the need for a better fence at the Quality Inn.

Derek Dyck,


Editor’s note: This letter initially identified the Comfort Inn as the location that has been proposed for supportive housing. In fact, it is the Quality Inn. The letter has been corrected to reflect that

Just Posted

WATCH: Kwantlen artist paints and installs Indigenous mural in Fort Langley

First Nations painter Brandon Gabriel created a piece of art for Cranberries Naturally.

Langley East MLA could testify in logging lawsuit

Rich Coleman has been put on the witness list for a lawsuit against TimberWest.

Family band from Aldergrove wins youth music award

The Springmans won a Fraser Valley Music Award for their album Happy Beach.

Surrey woman plans to travel after winning $500,000

Frances Jarvos bought her winning ticket at Willowbrook Mall in Langley

New Langley resident takes to the stage in upcoming musical

Leah Newson is performing in Annie: The Musical in Burnaby starting Feb. 1.

UPDATE: B.C. legislature managers accused of excessive travel, personal expense claims

Clerk Craig James, security chief Gary Lenz call allegations ‘completely false’

B.C. man fined $10,000 after leaving moose to suffer before death

Surrey man was convicted last week on three Wildlife Act charges

‘Blue Monday’ isn’t real, but depression can be

CMHA encourages people to prioritize their mental health

South Surrey mother didn’t have the intent to kill her daughter: defence

Closing submissions in case of Lisa Batstone underway

Anti-pipeline group wants NEB to consider impact of emissions, climate change

Stand.earth filed NEB motion asking to apply same standard to the project as it did with Energy East pipeline

B.C. man charged in 2014 snake venom death of toddler

Henry Thomas was taking care of the North Vancouver girl the day before she died

Parole granted for drunk driver who killed B.C. RCMP officer

Kenneth Jacob Fenton will be able to attend alcohol abuse treatment, nearly three years after crash that killed Const. Sarah Beckett

B.C.’s largest public-sector union wants inquiry into money laundering, drugs

Union officials say Premier John Horgan and Attorney General David Eby have not ruled out the possibility of a public inquiry

Aldergrove soccer tournament set for March 30-31

2019 edition of the Barry Bauder Memorial Soccer Tournament taking registrations

Most Read