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EDITORIAL: Esctacy - this ain't no party

Young people are playing Russian Roulette if they take ecstasy. But how many of them understand the risks of the game.

YORKE: Place called home shaped like a maple leaf

Living south of the forty-ninth-parallel, I have to admit that on a regular basis, I am reminded of how lucky I am to be a Canadian. We have social systems in place that are the envy of many average Americans.

EDITORIAL: Body checking

Concern about concussions has prompted the Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association to ban body-checking for tweens and teens playing in recreation and house leagues.

RADIA: Will be money worth spending

I am a little surprised at the pund itry's response to the Stephen Harper government's introduction of the Office of Religious Freedom.

NELSON: Must separate church &state

Why do we need an Office of Religious Freedom? Is not freedom of religion firmly enshrined in Canada, not only in the Bill of Rights but also in Section 2 of the Charter of rights and freedoms? So why do we need this office now?Admittedly, there are

Mayors have never had full control of TransLink spending

The Editor, Re. "Mayors demand audit of TransLink" (The Tri-City News, Jan. 20).

Parents, drive safely around your kids' schools

The Editor, As a parent of a young child at Glen elementary school in Coquitlam, I am concerned for mine and my child's safety. Every day, I walk my child to and from school.

Unknown shovellers are her snow angels

The Editor, Thank you to the "angels" who cleared the snow from the front and side of my house as well as my neighbour's. You have no idea what a stress reliever that was. I would never have been able to do that. You are loved.

Will there be enough riders on Evergreen Line

The Editor, Re. "Mayors demand audit of TransLink" (The Tri-City News, Jan. 20).

Yet another Gatensbury crash

The Editor, Last Saturday at approximately 11:45 a.m., yet another vehicle violently left the road on the upper section of Gatensbury Road, damaging the property at 1009 Gatensbury.