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Democracy in education?

DEAR EDITOR: I do not see how the reported debacle (Student wins his battle, Burnaby NOW, Oct. 5) will stop caucus from repeating the same authoritarian behaviour in the future, but it is certainly an achievement by the community to be cherished.

'Consider the source'

DEAR EDITOR: Re: Consider the source, Letters to the editor, Burnaby NOW, Wednesday, Oct. 12.
Vancouver police release another 24 photos of riot suspects

Vancouver police release another 24 photos of riot suspects

Voting system isn't working

Dear Editor: Elections for mayor, council and school trustees are only a few weeks away. We are already being encouraged to get involved, and we will soon be exhorted to get out and vote.
Vancouver police release another 24 photos of riot suspects

Vancouver police release another 24 photos of riot suspects

In defence of the English language

Sometimes I hate the Internet. Oh sure, it's great for finding people who disagree with your every opinion. In the past, getting into arguments required going out and talking to real people.

Tree bylaw review set

Burnaby council approved a timeline on Oct. 3 for the Burnaby tree bylaw review, with final decision-making on any changes taking place in fall 2012. A local tree advocate thinks it is a stalling tactic to make sure it isn't an election issue.

Make market walkable

Dear Editor: Re: Does farmers' market need to move?, Burnaby NOW, Sept. 28.

Playing chicken with the province's policing

We are rapidly approaching the March 31, 2012 expiration of British Columbia's 20-year contract with the RCMP. Did anyone have this date circled in red in their daytimers, we wonder? After all, the date hasn't changed in, well, 20 years.

Candidate questioned

Dear Editor: Re: Priorities all wrong in B.C., Letters to the editor, Burnaby NOW, Aug. 3. I completely agree with Garth Evans that the $550 million the B.C. Liberals spent on replacing the B.C. Place Stadium roof is a huge waste of public resources.