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To my children: Hoping for the 'best'

Sometimes, when I look down at you while you're sleeping, your faces so peaceful, your bodies curved up in that oh-so familiar slumbering pose (how funny that you both sleep the same way -bum in the air, hands warm and cozy tucked under your tummies)

Wages: good reason for uproar

Dear Editor: You wrote a thought-provoking piece in the paper about salaries at city hall (100K club doubled since '07, Burnaby NOW, July 8). When determining fair compensation, it is important to look at the total compensation package.

HST should be scrapped

Dear Editor: Like most British Columbians, I was totally appalled after the last provincial election, when the Liberals broke their promise and brought in the HST. Myself and many of my friends signed the petition against the HST.

BCTF out of touch with reality

How many people reading this are entitled to two weeks off work - with pay - because a friend has died? That type of paid leave is precisely what the B.C.

Tell gov't to scrap HST

Dear Editor: Re: Bloy: 'No' is the way to go, Letters to the Editor, Burnaby NOW, July 6. When I read MLA Harry Bloy's mendacious letter on why we should keep the HST, my blood pressure went to an all-time high.

With mission over, time to consider future

What will Canada's role be in future conflicts, and how closely should we ally ourselves with U.S. policy decisions?

Royals are part of our heritage

Dear Editor: Re: It's all royal, all the time, in Canada this week, Our View, Burnaby NOW, July 6.

BCTF: valid requests lost among "extremes"

The endless days of summer don't seem so endless when there's the looming spectre of possible job action in schools come fall. Members of the B.C.

Anger makes HST choice difficult

I hate making crucial decisions when I'm angry. And I mean really angry, not just upset or a bit miffed.

Tax revenue funds services

Dear Editor: From time to time, there are calls from senior citizens and others for lower property taxes or other types of assistance. I am 81 years old and, like many other pensioners, could certainly use a few extra dollars.