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Not chicken coops but homes

The Editor, Re: What's with Burke development? Letters: The Tri-City News, Jan. 26) May I remind Ms. Geveke that just a few years ago when she travelled south along Coast Meridian from her lofty perch at the top of the hill there was no view of Mt.

More respect for residents, please

TheEditor, Re: PoMo Turns Down Housing (Letters: Tri-City News, Jan. 28) I was one of the residents that spoke at that public hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 25.

EDITORIAL: A poverty plan

You wouldn't know it by driving down any of the major thoroughfares in the Tri-Cities, but there are pockets of poverty that would surprise.

Bring on smart meters

The Editor, Re: Hydro smart meters coming this year (online edition Tri-City News, Jan. 18). I can't wait! Being in a new house in Kelowna I already had a smart meter installed and I'd really like to take advantage of time-of-use pricing now.

FEHR: Staying connected is crucial, online & otherwise

Right now, I have about three Facebook Chat windows open, my phone gets a new text every five or so minutes, and I just finished tweeting. Cyber addict? Maybe a little.

EDITORIAL: Test dilemma

It's the time of year to debate Foundation Skills Assessment exams for Grade 4 and 7 students which have so raised the ire of teachers, parents, trustees and politicians because they were used to rate schools.

ONEILL: Too socialist

How boring the world would be if politicians didn't exaggerate, thereby giving wordsmiths like me material for our anvils. The example du jour: B.C.

NELSON: A great man

In the increasingly ridiculous promisefest surrounding the B.C. Liberal leadership race, Christy Clark has floated a perky little idea.

EDITORIAL: Test dilemma

It's the time of year to debate Foundation Skills Assessment exams for Grade 4 and 7 students which have so raised the ire of teachers, parents, trustees and politicians because they were used to rate schools.

Shots at hunters unfair

The Editor, Re: "Don't disturb dike with development or with guns" (Letters The Tri-City News, Jan. 21). Mr. C.