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New pool a huge bonus

New pool a huge bonus

Dear Editor: Re: new Edmonds pool. What a wonderful addition to our city! As a "swim family" we applaud the decisions made by the city to ensure that, unlike the Eileen Dailly facility, this new pool can accommodate swimmers.
Conservation area a 'gem'

Conservation area a 'gem'

Dear Editor: Re: Bikes bad for nature?, Burnaby NOW, July 2I As a longtime member of the Burnaby Mountain Bike Association, I have been very impressed with what the association has done over the past decade with the environmental concerns of this bea
Stop playing hot potato with public safety

Stop playing hot potato with public safety

It's an issue that has come up again and again in Burnaby over the past 14 years - should the city set up an emergency notification system for residents near the Chevron refinery? Thus far, city council has not made it a priority.
Libs need to act on film industry

Libs need to act on film industry

Dear Editor: On July 3, MLA Jane Thornthwaite made a statement in the legislature about the opening of the seventh sound stage at Burnaby's Bridge Studios.
Hot walks not cool for canines

Hot walks not cool for canines

Dogs are amazing creatures that have an uncanny ability to provide insights into human behaviour - and human limitations. Their deep and profound devotion to a "master" often mirrors our own penchant for religiosity.
Hard to remove clover

Hard to remove clover

Question: How can I reduce the amount of white clover in our lawn? We absolutely do not wish to use a herbicide, but I am not sure what will work. My wife does not mind clover and says it is good for the soil. But I would prefer a bit more grass.
Protect natural environment

Protect natural environment

Dear Editor: Re: Bikes bad for nature?, Burnaby NOW, July 5. In 1970, while preparing walking trails throughout Burnaby, I met with a group of motorcyclists (mud bikers) on Burnaby Mountain.
Become an agent for positive change

Become an agent for positive change

In my last column, I wrote that change is a reality of our lives, our bodies and our relationships. None of us will escape aging, loss and death. But don't despair, there's much we can do in the meantime.
Wheelchair fee a burden

Wheelchair fee a burden

Dear Editor: It's all very well for the Fraser Health Authority to say that seniors who can demonstrate financial hardship can have the $25 wheelchair fee waived. However, past practice shows this will not be easy, nor simple.
Tax not province's fault

Tax not province's fault

Dear Editor: Re: 'Crushing' tax hike of 24 per cent, Burnaby NOW, July 3. Mayor Derek Corrigan's response that Mr. Williams should direct his concerns regarding his 24 per cent property tax hike to the province is unacceptable.