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Assisted suicide laws aren't a 'slippery slope'

Assisted suicide laws aren't a 'slippery slope'

Controversial topic of euthanasia for terminally ill individuals should be brought out of the closet and discussed
'Nightmare' lives for too many kids

'Nightmare' lives for too many kids

It was the Scooby Doo shorts that did me in. Hearing that a small child had been abducted out of the safety of his own B.C.
Harper gov't responsible

Harper gov't responsible

Dear Editor: I am writing to thank Ziggy Eckhardt for congratulating me on my victory in the May 2011 federal election as expressed in his letter (Fluffy efforts from Stewart, Letters to the Editor, Burnaby NOW, Sept. 2.
Some beliefs have consequences

Some beliefs have consequences

Dear Editor: I've been reading of the events surrounding the Burnaby school board's decision to implement a program aimed at diminishing the incidence of antigay violence, bloodshed and discrimination.
Can we imagine a world without cancer?

Can we imagine a world without cancer?

What can possibly be said about cancer that hasn't been said before? That it steals lives? That it makes no distinction between young and old, male and female? That it kills more Canadians each year than any other disease? We've heard all those thing
Kudos for Campbell

Kudos for Campbell

Dear Editor: Gordon Campbell was premier of British Columbia for nearly 10 years, and during that period he won three elections and instituted policies that resulted in rapid economic growth and a return to prosperity.
Job action will hit students

Job action will hit students

DEAR EDITOR: Re: Teachers ready for job action, Burnaby NOW, Sept. 2. Richard Storch, president of the Burnaby Teachers' Association, just doesn't get it! In his statements on Sept.
Taller highrises a bad plan

Taller highrises a bad plan

DEAR EDITOR: Recent changes that allow developers to build taller highrises will not make Burnaby more sustainable. These bylaw amendments were introduced by city staff last November and quietly passed in December without proper public debate.
Group helps Burnaby to flourish

Group helps Burnaby to flourish

A community is so much more than the roads and houses and parks that fill it from border to border; it's the people, the relationships and connections that they develop with one another, and the organizations that are there during the ho-hum of every
The major fault line in BC's earthquake insurance regulations

The major fault line in BC's earthquake insurance regulations

Dear Editor: While any damage from Fridays earthquake that struck southwestern British Columbia is likely minor, the quake is a reminder of a potential problem for many British Columbians: the split nature of earthquake insurance as set out under pro