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He's positive about negative story

The Editor, Re. "Turning thousands of negatives into a positive" (The Tri-City News, March 16). So that's the story behind that sign.

O'NEILL: It's time to get tough with public sector unions

FACE TO FACE: Are public-sector unions the problem in government finances? Wisconsin is best known for Milwaukee's beer, Green Bay's Packers and the state's artery-clogging cheese. But let's not stop there.

EDITORIAL: The reality of minimum wage

The decision by newly minted B.C. Premier Christy Clark to raise the provincial minimum wage to $8.75 on May 1, increasing to $10.25 in a year, will do little to improve the lot of workers at the bottom of the pay grid. In 2001, B.C.

How will PoCo mayor vote on Metro pay?

The Editor, Re. "$644 a day is plenty" (The Tri-City News, March 18). I read with interest the above noted article on compensation for attendance at Metro Vancouver Regional District meetings.

COLUMN: When disaster strikes, do you need to see it?

We have been inundated over the past week with images, stories and concerns about the earthquake and its effects in Japan. It is common to hear people passionately engaged in conversation about the latest developments there.

Metro Vancouver directors' pay is too high

The Editor, Re. "$644 a day is plenty" (The Tri-City News, March 18). I refer to the story regarding the stipend that municipal officials receive for attending Metro Vancouver meetings.

Spend Canadians' tax money where it matters

The Editor, To Steven Harper, Prime Minister of Canada: Like many Canadians working or retired, I feel disgusted with your government's spending our hard-earned tax money when we could use more to make ends meet and enjoy life in our great country.

YORKE: The view from far away: We're all shook up

One week ago, an epic, magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit the Pacific Ocean near northeastern Japan at around 2:46 p.m. local time.

Take politics out of the poverty debate in B.C.

Editor, Re. "Time to enrich the poverty debate - with facts" (BC Views, The Tri-City News, March 9).

EDITORIAL: BC Hydro's meter plan is power smart

Many British Columbians will be wondering why BC Hydro is rolling out fancy new smart meters at a time when electricity rates are projected to rise 50% over the next five years.