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Coyotes out of control

Coyotes out of control

Dear Editor: The growing coyote population in Burnaby is becoming a major problem requiring immediate action. Dozens of house cats have been killed on our streets over the past few years.
Bigger fish to fry than Oda

Bigger fish to fry than Oda

Dear Editor: Bev Oda's resignation will cost us, the taxpayers, a lot more even if she had gotten away with us paying for the odd glass of juice or a limousine on stand-by. She used to get paid for work delivered.
Shark fin ban could deplete fish

Shark fin ban could deplete fish

Dear Editor: Re: Shark groups calls for ban on fin soup, Burnaby NOW, July 4 It has been said that 73 million sharks are killed each year. Some people, like Mr. Anthony Marr, called for the ban of sharks' fin.
Increased rates make sense

Increased rates make sense

Dear Editor: Over the last couple of months there have been several letters bemoaning the increase in the municipal property tax rates. Well, by now taxes have been paid.
Public unions walk a very narrow tightrope

Public unions walk a very narrow tightrope

We have to hand it to the union executive at the B.C. Government and Service Employees Union.
Time warp and deja vu

Time warp and deja vu

Dear Editor: Is anyone getting a sense of deja vu here? We're part way through a B.C. Liberal term in office, the teachers are in open revolt against the government, and Christy Clark is promoting her brand new anti-bullying program.
A closer look at the teachers' deal

A closer look at the teachers' deal

Teachers have just ratified an agreement with their employer, B.C. Public School Employers' Association, ending their year-long contract dispute.
Keep an eye on Dix

Keep an eye on Dix

Dear Editor: The welcome but unexpected contract settlement reached with the BCTF means B.C. parents can now breathe a small sigh of relief for the coming school year.
Pipeline forum a partisan affair

Pipeline forum a partisan affair

Dear Editor: When my wife explains her dislike for hockey she usually says: "Well, I went to the fights and a hockey game broke out." This is exactly how I felt when we attended a pipeline information session on June 27 at St. Timothy.
U.S. health-care outrage makes us cringe

U.S. health-care outrage makes us cringe

Although we share a border and a long history with one of the largest countries in the world, there are times when we really wonder about our neighbours.