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Both sides in teachers' dispute should be respectful

The Editor, The letter writer originally submitted this letter to Premier Christy Clark. I am a quiet sit back type of person and tend not to use my voice except on voting day. Today however I choose to speak up.

EDITORIAL: Cooler heads unlikely to prevail in B.C. teachers dispute

In its haste to legislate an end to the public school teachers' dispute, the provincial government has introduced a heavy-handed bill that has infuriated teachers and is the reason they took job action this week.

B.C. government message like Orwellian doublespeak

The Editor, I have been a high school science teacher in Coquitlam for 10 years. I had a great deal of respect for the teaching profession while I was in high school in the early nineties.

Keep dogs off Tri-City sports fields

The Editor, Re. "Is enough being done to control pooches and their poo?" ( Face to Face , The Tri-City News, March 2). Columnist Andy Radia about sums it up: Get your mutts on a leash and get them off playing fields.

Amalgamation might not save taxpayers' money

The Editor, Re. "Would having one city make sense?" (Letters, The Tri-City News, Feb. 29). I have been interested to see recent letters from a couple of readers on the subject of amalgamating the Tri-Cities.

B.C. government should be investing in students

The Editor, Yes, I support the strike, but no it is not because if they go on strike I get school days off.I am in my final semester in high school, and these last few days are critical in my learning, after all, falling behind isn't an option.

Amalgamation would give Tri-Cities louder voice

The Editor, Re. "Would having one city make sense?" (Letters, The Tri-City News, Feb. 29). Individually, Port Moody, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam often claim to get the short end of the stick in dealings with Metro Vancouver.

Having one city instead of three would add up to savings

The Editor, Re. "Would having one city make sense?" (Letters, The Tri-City News, Feb. 29). Yes, yes, yes! One mayor + one council = lower taxes and more efficient funding for community services. Mary Anne & Cedric Robertson, Coquitlam

Proposed teachers wage increase not the issue

The Editor, So now that the other shoe has dropped, it looks like the teachers will be taking one for the teamand by "team", I mean all the families in this province that have children in the public school system.

NELSON: Do Tri-City dog bylaws go too far?

FACE TO FACE: Is enough being done to control pooches and their poo? When I was a lad, we kids played touch football daily on a little sloped park down the block. It usually took us 10 or 20 minutes to remove all the dog poo before we could play.