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Reg. cops worth talk

The Editor, With the recommendations from the Pickton inquiry, there has been some discussion of regionalizing Metro Vancouver police forces. I fully support these discussions as a Lower Mainland resident and a former Port Moody city councillor.

Stripper protest not what course is about

The Editor, Re. "Best kids target NW strip club" (The Tri-City News, Jan. 18). The campaign against the Paramount Gentlemen's Club in New Westminster by a Social Justice 12 class at Coquitlam's Dr.

RADIA: Casinos? Deal him in

FACE TO FACE: Are casinos good public policy for local & provincial governments? F or a variety of reasons, British Columbians don't seem to like the idea of casinos in their neighbourhoods.

Coquitlam family can't find a doctor

The Editor, We have been living in the Tri-Cities for some 34 years and now find ourselves, like many others, unable to locate a family doctor to take on our family. Our doctor retired about 18 months ago and, since then, it has been a nightmare.

NELSON: B.C. government is addicted to gambling

FACE TO FACE: Are casinos good public policy for local & provincial governments? T hanks to Mayor Dianne Watt and some anti-casino catcallers, Gateway's mega casino proposal crapped out at last Friday's Surrey city council meeting.

COLUMN: Buying local, feeling local at farmers' markets

T he popularity of Canadian farmers' markets, such as those in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody, has risen over the past few years with the growing emphasis on buying local and organic foods.

EDITORIAL: Should we consider a vehicle levy?

Once again, the spectre of a vehicle levy is rising from the political grave. What was once kryptonite for politicians is now, thanks to chronic underfunding of TransLink, a potential reality, according to Metro Vancouver mayors.

Entrepreneurs don't do it all on their own

The Editor, Re. "We must educate kids about entrepreneurship" (Opinion, The Tri-City News, Jan. 18). I had to chuckle about Laura Jones' column on teaching kids entrepreneurship.

EDITORIAL: Who's responsible for $7.5M deficit in SD43?

School District 43 superintendent Tom Grant 's roll-up-your-sleeves, everyone-work-together approach to whittling down a shocking $7.5-million deficit may actually get the job done.

SD43 trustees 'should be fired' for $7.5M deficit

The Editor, Re. "$7.5M in the hole, SD43 looks for cuts" (The Tri-City News, Jan. 18). I am very concerned about the $7.5-million deficit in School District 43.
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