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Watch out for this watchdog on city spending

Watch out for this watchdog on city spending

Auditor general plan could provide great oversight, but interference from Victoria may turn it into a political tool
Ignore that nutty prince

Ignore that nutty prince

Dear Editor: Prince Phillip of England recently said that he doesn't like wind energy and believes it to be "absolutely useless.
Who will protect rights?

Who will protect rights?

Dear Editor: Will Burnaby's current four MLAs - Harry Bloy, Raj Chouhan, Kathy Corrigan, and Richard Lee - be amongst those who take a public stand to protect the democratic rights of Burnaby residents? Some democratic rights are won and protected in
Red tape can hobble economies

Red tape can hobble economies

Dear Editor: The economic and social turmoil in Greece breaks my heart because there is no reason for it. If Greece's crippling red tape was eliminated, Greece could rival Germany as Europe's economic powerhouse.
Fines inadequate when workers lose lives

Fines inadequate when workers lose lives

This past week, a judge handed down fines totalling $350,000 against two companies and three men involved in the Langley mushroom farm case where three farm workers died in 2008 and two others suffered brain damage.
No 'debt' to Occupiers

No 'debt' to Occupiers

Dear Editor: According to Sylvia Gung, who felt herself qualified to be the next mayor of Burnaby, our society is "indebted" to the occupiers of Vancouver and should "award them for their heroic actions.
Deja vu on poverty

Deja vu on poverty

Dear Editor: Re: Child poverty growing, Burnaby NOW, Nov. 25) It seems like we've all been here before.
Letter writer remains unconvinced on climate change

Letter writer remains unconvinced on climate change

Dear Editor: I am responding to Pamela Gardners letter of Nov. 25 (Burnaby NOW, Climate change warning).
Is Clark hoping for more 'quitters'?

Is Clark hoping for more 'quitters'?

The next provincial election is supposedly not until May 2013, but we will have two critical byelections before then - and there could be more. Two B.C.
More consultation needed on gondola proposal

More consultation needed on gondola proposal

Dear Editor Re: MP's survey was flawed, Letters to the editor, Burnaby NOW, Nov.