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EDITORIAL: Longer break is all about the money

School districts across the province, including School District 43 and Vancouver, are lengthening the school day and extending spring break by an extra week to save money.

No progress on SEAs in SD43

The Editor, Last year, I spent six months gathering information and speaking to everyone I could regarding the special education assistant (SEA) situation in School District 43.

PM council should forgive Golden Spike loan

The Editor, Re. "No debt relief as Golden Spike society deals with tough times" (The Tri-City News, May 13).

EDITORIAL: Give and take and union negotiations

Coquitlam and Port Moody taxpayers should be paying close attention to the dispute over the way contract negotiations are handled with unionized civic employees.

A cable car to SFU? What about the Evergreen Line?

The Editor, Re. "Public gets say in gondola proposal to Burnaby Mtn." (The Tri-City News, May 11).

This is why there are cross-border shoppers

The Editor, Until approximately 2:15 p.m. on Monday, May 2, I was a firm believer that as a Canadian, I should buy products from Canadian suppliers that, like me, are presumably Canadian taxpayers and also support the Canadian economy.

Keep politics out of pesticide debate

The Editor, Re. "You can weigh in on pesticides" (The Tri-City News, May 4). The discussions about cosmetic pesticide use in Coquitlam and other municipalities are getting far too political. The likes of Coquitlam Coun.

Port Moody has found money for other buildings

The Editor, Re. "Fire hall on front burner after controversial vote" (The Tri-City News, May 6). My husband is a 33-year veteran of the Port Moody Fire Department and was born and raised in the city.

EDITORIAL: Towering inferno of opinion in PoCo

Many people are concerned that radio frequencies emitted by cellphones, wireless technology and cellphone towers might cause cancer.

NELSON: Canada should follow the legacy of Lester Pearson

FACE TO FACE: Is Canada on the right track with its approach to foreign policy? This week, my colleague has his knickers in a knot over a Liberal suggestion that Canadian military action should only be undertaken with United Nations approval - you kn