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Council needs the directions

The Editor, Re. "Welcome. That will cost $50k" (The Tri-City News, May 18).

Does city of Coquitlam have to spend surplus?

The Editor, Re. "Welcome. That will cost $50k" (The Tri-City News, May 18). To mayor and council: Is there some reason you spend a surplus? Perhaps good fiscal management got us to this place but that money does not need to be spent.

EDITORIAL: Careful, not complacent, with bears

Don't be complacent about bears in the Tri-Cities. There here, they're hungry and your garbage is as good as fine dining for these omnivorous creatures.

About that extra $3.4 million...

The Editor, Re. "Welcome. That will cost $50k" (The Tri-City News, May 18). I can't believe that the city of Coquitlam is looking at ways on how to spend a $3.4 million surplus of taxpayers' money. I agree with Coun.

Coquitlam residents were over-taxed by $3.4M

The Editor, Re. "Welcome. That will cost $50k" (The Tri-City News, May 18). This story is an indication of Coquitlam council's lack of common sense and understanding of transparency.

O'NEILL: Parents have primary rights kids' education

FACE TO FACE: Does court-ordered 'socialization' in Quebec case go too far? Of the countless buzzwords that flutter around the practice of child rearing, none currently surpasses "socialization" in its pervasiveness.

NELSON: Judge was just aiming to protect the children

FACE TO FACE: Does court-ordered 'socialization' in Quebec case go too far? Quebec judge Nicole Bernier tossed a fox into the henhouse recently when she ordered that four home-schooled children be placed in public daycare and public school for "socia

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).