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NELSON: A united left would lose its influence

FACE TO FACE: Should federal lefties unite under one banner to fight the right? Is it time the political left in Canada coalesced around a few broad progressive principles to run against the Conservatives in the next election? My colleague, always in

Mr. Mayor, vote against gas tax increase

The Editor, Re. "Mayors set to hike gas tax" (The Tri-City News, Oct. 5).

YORKE: Sing it loud, sing it proud, sing with a smile

The voice is a powerful instrument. Whether delivering a political speech or performing a song, our voices can be a moving mode of communication. We go to school for years, where we strengthen our vocabularies and learn to speak eloquently.

Light rail offers more for less

The Editor, As P.T. Barnum observed, "There is a sucker born every minute." And with the regional mayors goose-stepping in unison with TransLink's demand for more money, it seems we are governed by suckers.

Has B.C.'s Community Charter failed?

The Editor, So why are we discussing a municipal auditor general? Wasn't the introduction of the Community Charter in 2004 designed to balance greater municipal autonomy with greater municipal accountability? Have we been sold another bill-of-goods?

EDITORIAL: MP Moore to the rescue?

Heritage Minister and Tri-City MP James Moore has an opportunity to save the day for the RCMP in British Columbia if he can play the role of conciliatory intervener in the current federal-provincial imbroglio over contract negotiations.

NELSON: How short our memories are

FACE TO FACE: Gordon Campbell is getting the Order of B.C. Too soon? Iam deeply indifferent about whether Gordon Campbell deserves the Order of B.C. In fact, the instrument has not been invented that could measure my indifference.

Colony Farm needs room for animals and people

The Editor, Re. "Look at the big picture on Colony Farm plan" (Letters, The Tri-City News, Sept. 23). I did look at the big picture for the plans at Colony Farm.

What happened to co-operation on transit funding?

The Editor, It's been approximately one year since I attended a Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce luncheon where the TransLink mayors' council and the provincial government announced they had reached a memorandum of understanding to co-operate I can't t

COLUMN: Saving for a home, one comic book at a time

It's always the same. We drive to a store to get the assorted essentials of our daily lives: peanut butter, milk, bread, cat food, laundry detergent and of course, a little chocolate for mommy.