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Cities must take action on wood smoke

The Editor, Re. "Wood smoke is on city agendas" (Tri-City News, March 11). Municipalities are to take over where Metro left off with controlling wood smoke.

EDITORIAL: Coquitlam's sporting chance

It's time for a little friendly competition for the lucrative sports tourism dollar.

Homeowners must take steps to reduce noise from heat pumps

The Editor, Re. "Cities deal with concerns over heat pump noise" (The Tri-City News, March 2). Fifteen years ago, I worked in an industry where I had to deal with noise complaints from time to time.

NELSON: Multiculturalism is just so Canadian

FACE TO FACE: Does multiculturalism still make sense after all these years? Is multiculturalism "working" in Canada? I think it is.

O'NEILL: It's not racist to ask a few questions

FACE TO FACE: Does multiculturalism still make sense after all these years? Welcome to the world of everything and nothing. Welcome to the multicultural muddle that my relativistic debating partner so warmly embraces.

Coquitlam councillor should keep pushing pesticide ban

The Editor, Re. "Spray ban possible" (The Tri-City News, March 9). A letter to Coquitlam Coun. Selina Robinson: Thank you for your persistence in bringing forward the issue of banning the use of pesticides for cosmetic reasons.

COLUMN: This isn't the time to ignore aboriginal issues

We in the Lower Mainland tend to be oblivious to the fact we're essentially occupiers on never-surrendered First Nations land.

More planning must go into placement of heat pumps

The Editor, Re. "Cities deal with concerns over heat pump noise" (The Tri-City News, March 2). This is fast becoming an issue that must be dealt with properly in all municipalities.

Canada is no stranger to repressive governments

The Editor, Lest we get to feel too self-righteous about the repressive governments in the Middle East, we need to review the history of our own governments.

EDITORIAL: The ongoing saga of the Evergreen Line

North Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton has a tough job on his hands as he seeks a funding consensus for TransLink projects and the Evergreen Line.