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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.

Hunters play it safe on the dikes

The Editor, Re. "Don't disturb the dikes with dev't.... or with guns" (Letters, The Tri-City News, Jan. 21). Letter writer C. Grindley-Ferris' comments regarding hunters in the area of Pitt Meadows dikes raised my feathers.

EDITORIAL: Heeding the call of RCMP review

If nothing else, former solicitor general and MLA Kash Heed deserves credit for drawing attention to the current negotiations between the provincial government and the RCMP for a new 20-year contract.

What's with Burke development?

The Editor It is hard to understand how our city has allowed developers to build houses right under high-voltage power lines and right in front of the now very busy four-laned Coast Meridian Road.

O'NEILL: Well, the CBC is full of lefties...

FACE TO FACE: Is Canada ready for its very own right-wing TV network? Two wrongs never make a right.

NELSON: Isn't Don Cherry enough to take?

FACE TO FACE: Is Canada ready for its very own right-wing TV network? If Stephen Harper and the new Sun Media television channel (what some are calling Fox News North) have their way, Canadians may indeed soon be enjoying all the benefits of a media-