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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).

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.