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Fatal accidents destroy lives every single day

For most of us, a major car accident is little more than a blip: an item on the evening news; the sound of a speeding ambulance passing by us in traffic; an update on a radio show on the morning commute; a road-side memorial with candles, notes and f

Plenty to learn about tolerance

Dear Editor: Letter writer Harmel Guram's intolerance of the religious beliefs of Suzana Kovacic is very ironic considering that his support of School Board Policy 5.45 is purportedly about tolerance and diversity.

Policy 5.45 is inconsistent with pluralism

Dear Editor: The recent exchange of letters in Burnaby NOW (online) by Suzana Kovacic ("School System has become belief based," 26 July, 2011) and Harmel Guram ("Theophobia vs homophobia," 27 July, 2011) demonstrates why name-calling does not assist

Political diversity is crucial for democracy

It's hard to believe that it's been nearly three years since the Burnaby Citizens' Association took every seat on both school board and city council, bumping off the last of its opposition.

Climate change issue still here

Dear Editor: Climate change is one of the key challenges of our time, but it seems to have dropped off people's radar in the last year or so.

"Theophobia" versus homophobia: Policy 5.45 debate continues

Dear Editor: In her letter (School system has become belief-based, Burnaby NOW online), Suzana Kovacic of the Catholic Rights Civil League accuses me of being "theophobic" because I have been critical of those that oppose Policy 5.

New 'home' is great news

Dear Editor: As a former board member, I offer my heartiest congratulations to the South Burnaby Neighbourhood House on the news that the 15-year-old social service agency will be moving into a brand-new, 12,000 square-foot facility, to be shared wit

Attacks on group go too far

Dear Editor: Two letters published by the Burnaby NOW (Online poster proud of partaking in violent gay bashing attack, July 22; Group in a time warp, July 20) have raised the level of attack against parents who request accommodation for their child's

Who's being 'malicious' about Policy 5.45?

Dear Editor: It looks like Parents' Voice has found a supporter in right wing religious radio host Kari Simpson as she has decided to try and argue in her letter (Parents' Voice didn't deserve 'malicious' criticism, Burnaby NOW online) that Parents V

School system has become belief-based

Dear Editor: Harmel Guram (Who's being "malicious" about Policy 5.45?, Burnaby NOW online) accuses supporters of Parents' Voice of being homophobic and, in supporting this claim, makes statements that are theophobic.