Get a handle on flagrant ads


There’s one unsafe advertising practice that jeopardizes our plans to safeguard our homes when we’re away.


With spring in full play and summer-vacation plans in mind, it occurred to me there’s one very unsafe advertising practice that jeopardizes our plans to safeguard our homes when we’re away.

You see, most houses have mail slots or mailboxes that keep any buildup of mail away from prying eyes. In the event of an extended vacation, we can have someone collect the mail or have it redirected.

And newspaper deliveries can be turned off, so they don’t build up on your step, alerting burglars to an absent owner.

What cannot be turned off is a door-hanger ad. These are hung on your doorknob with no regard to whether you want one or not.

Anyone can see that it’s been there for a few days, so you must be away.

I guess if advertisers can litter a parking lot with ads stuck under your windshield wiper, they can hang something on your doorknob. Out of principle, I tend to not patronize businesses who advertise in these ways, but that’s not for everyone.

I suggest if you know a neighbour is away, kindly remove these door-hanger ads from their doorknobs. I’m sure they’d do it for you.

Bryn Taylor, White Rock



Just Posted

Semiahmoo Ravens named provincial champs

Peewee team beat Burnaby Winter Club Wednesday

51-year-old weather record broken in White Rock

According to Environment Canada, temperatures soared to 19.8 C to beat 17.8 C in 1968.

Semiahmoo advances to B.C. peewee hockey final against Burnaby Winter Club

Ravens to square off against only team to defeat them during provincial tournament

Surrey RCMP hunt for robbery suspect after woman threatened while using ATM

Police say a man demanded a woman withdraw money from her account while threatening her with a weapon

SOCCER: A Surrey coach recalls Alphonso Davies’ rise, days after his first goal for Bayern Munich

Injury may prevent the budding star, 18, from playing for Team Canada in Vancouver on Sunday

After mosque attacks, New Zealand bans ‘military-style’ guns

The gunman killed 50 in a Christchurch mosque

5 to start your day

Chilliwack mayor sits down with health minister, phone scam tricks seniors out of $3.1 million and more

Okanagan man, Yorkshire terrier chased by coyote

Animal sightings have been reported around West Kelowna and the Central Okanagan

Having phone within sight while driving does not violate law: B.C. judge

The mere presence of a cell phone within sight of a driver is not enough for a conviction, judge says

Pot industry welcomes decreased edibles tax, but unhappy medical tax remains

Taxes can increase the cost of medical cannabis by as much as 25 per ceny

‘It has to send a message:’ Broncos families await sentencing for truck driver

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu pleaded guilty to 29 counts of dangerous driving and apologized in court

MPs continue voting marathon as Tories protest shutdown of Wilson-Raybould motion

Multiple MPs have resigned from Trudeau’s Liberal cabinet

Canucks hang on for 7-4 win over Senators

Horvat nets 2 for Vancouver

European, Canadian regulators to do own review of Boeing jet

Air Canada plans to remove the Boeing 737 Max from its schedule at least through July 1

Most Read

l -->