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We need to deal with crime

We need to deal with crime

Dear Editor: This letter is in response to Trevor Ritchie's opinion article "Where the right went wrong" (Burnaby NOW, Jan. 27). If your intention of writing this article was to enrage the right and dumb down the left, I think you were successful.
OAS change will hurt most vulnerable seniors

OAS change will hurt most vulnerable seniors

It has become a common refrain spoken, once in jest, by baby boomers and those who once hoped for early retirement: Freedom 55 became Freedom 75 and now, Freedom 85? Well, the prime minister has added a whole new layer of economic fear to many senior
Enough with teachers' whining

Enough with teachers' whining

Dear Editor: Is it just me, or other people tired about hearing about how much money the teachers make? I don't think most of us go to the media to complain about how crappy our working conditions are.
Residents weren't given a voice

Residents weren't given a voice

Dear Editor: With word of yet more tall towers being proposed or under construction in Metrotown and Brentwood, it bears repeating that the zoning changes that allow them were introduced by this current council without proper consultation with the re
Hockey group deserves kudos for this move

Hockey group deserves kudos for this move

Ban on bodychecking for house contests will give parents some comfort and help prevent more injuries
Where the right went wrong

Where the right went wrong

It was recently said in the media that this federal government is not a government of the left, and it is not a government of the right, but instead it is a government of the deeply stupid.
Thank you for the honesty

Thank you for the honesty

Dear Editor: We would sincerely like to thank the individual who found my husband's dropped wallet on the ground at Sumas Street and Fell Avenue on Jan. 12. Whoever you are, you are a credit to the human race.
Teachers have lost before

Teachers have lost before

Dear Editor: Re: Teachers strike out on wage hike demands, Our View, Burnaby NOW, Jan. 20.
The day health care changed

The day health care changed

Ten or so years from now, we may look back and circle Dec. 19, 2011 as the day our health-care system embarked on a new path. Whether it will ultimately be a good or bad path remains to be seen.
Mark-ins send right message

Mark-ins send right message

Dear Editor: As a participant in last Wednesday's "mark-in" at Metrotown, I am pleased that Kelvin Chan ('Markins' the wrong approach, Burnaby NOW, Letters to the editor, Jan. 18) says he is aware of the long hours that teachers put in.