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Let's see the details, please

Let's see the details, please

Dear Editor: It was reported (Singtao Daily News, April 6) that the mayor of Burnaby led a group of eight on a fiveday visit to Mesa, Arizona, spending $12,000 and going to the opera, watching professional baseball and playing golf for two days.
Respect professionals

Respect professionals

Dear Editor: We are alarmed at how quickly educators have lost their status as professional members of our society. It began with the dissolution of the College of Teachers.
Next group of 'pensioners' to face challenges

Next group of 'pensioners' to face challenges

In the days since the federal government's announcement that eligibility for old age security (OAS) payments would be raised to 67 from 65, there has been relatively little outcry.
City needs to be transparent

City needs to be transparent

Dear Editor: Re: Financial info should be on line, Editor's Letter, Burnaby NOW, March 30.
Leave pensions alone

Leave pensions alone

Dear Editor: In his 2012 budget speech March 29, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty asserted action was necessary to ensure the Old Age Security program remained sustainable.
Budget course set for shores of hypocrisy?

Budget course set for shores of hypocrisy?

Perhaps the best that could be said of last week's federal budget is that it could have been much, much worse. The Conservative government is working to get the country out of a deficit.
Democracy is being lost

Democracy is being lost

Dear Editor: Re: Financial info should be online, Editor's Letter, Burnaby NOW, March 30. I would like to congratulate the editor of the Burnaby NOW for speaking very openly about Burnaby's city hall politics.
What about pay for students?

What about pay for students?

Now that spring break has ended, and teachers and students have returned to school (somewhat reluctantly in both cases, given the continuing labour clashes), we should consider the issue of salaries and payment. Nope, not for the teachers.
An alternative to bridge tolling

An alternative to bridge tolling

Dear Editor: With the new Port Mann Bridge getting closer to completion, mayors and politicians are figuring out how to charge for tolls for bridge. In my opinion, I would make it as simple as possible.
City must take steps to encourage active lives

City must take steps to encourage active lives

Dear Editor: The cost of maintaining one's health in this age of prepackaged food and sedentary leisure activities is becoming prohibitively high.