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Volunteering has softened the blow of cuts

Volunteering has softened the blow of cuts

Imagine the impact of a 12 millionstrong army of people willing to do whatever it took to accomplish their mission? That's the power of volunteers in Canada. Recent estimates suggest there are as many as 12.
Plan before you build

Plan before you build

Dear Editor: I attended the public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 20 regarding the redevelopment of the current Station Square site.
Job action 'lessons' not OK

Job action 'lessons' not OK

Dear Editor: As a parent of two students in secondary school, I have been appalled by the "information" being shared with my children regarding the teachers' current job action.
Job plan worth the wait

Job plan worth the wait

Dear Editor: Premier Christy Clark may have had to wait to launch her jobs plan, but it's been well worth waiting for. Especially the announcement of funding to help get Phase 1 of the Prince Rupert port expansion underway.
Criticism of job plan is 'farcical'

Criticism of job plan is 'farcical'

Dear Editor: Listening to Adrian Dix's finance critic, Bruce Ralston, on a radio call-in show this week, as he tried to explain why the NDP oppose Premier Christy Clark's investment in the Prince Rupert port expansion and the Kitimat LNG plant, was a
Massive energy source right under our feet

Massive energy source right under our feet

Geothermal energy could supply Canada's energy, but policy-makers have to be willing to explore possibilities
Values equal prejudice?

Values equal prejudice?

Dear Editor: Re: Some beliefs have consequences, Letters to the Editor, Burnaby NOW, Sept. 14.
Attack ads show Liberal fear of Cummins

Attack ads show Liberal fear of Cummins

"Just what we need, another unprincipled politician." That line was aimed like a dagger at the heart of the B.C. Conservative Party. But it may be more like a boomerang, coming back to smack the ruling provincial Liberals.
Is tax policy best left to experts?

Is tax policy best left to experts?

Dear Editor: There seems to be considerable angst among a certain segment of our society regarding the recent referendum that nixed the HST, notably big business and certain professionals who are disciples of trickle-down economic theory.
Burnaby played role in FOI laws

Burnaby played role in FOI laws

Sept. 26 to 30 is recognized internationally as "Right to Know Week" and is a time to raise awareness about freedom of information legislation.