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FLETCHER: Green MLA speaks about coal and controversy

A fter climate scientist-turned-Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver had a taste of debate in the B.C. legislature, I asked him for his impressions on that and other issues.

EDITORIAL: Play if safe this summer

Summer seems to be the season of senseless accidents. A jogger is hit by a train at a busy and well-marked crossing along White Rock's waterfront. A child falls from a window left open to capture a cooling breeze.

Stolen package only valuable to family

The Editor, To the person who stole the package off my parents' front porch last week on Westwood Plateau: The UPS package you took, perhaps by accident, really contained nothing of value to you.

Simple view of DTES

The Editor, Re. "Radia: Maximize good in Van's DTES" (Face to Face, The Tri-City News, July 18). Like others, Andy Radia's thoughts regarding the Downtown East Side gentrification debate lack context.

NELSON: Once again, the poor displaced

B ring on the funky bistros, tapas bars, Starbucks patios and happening Thai food places. Damn the torpedoes and don't worry too much about displacing low-income residents and affordable rental units.

PEVERLEY: Freedom or safety, it seems we can't have both

T he democratized world is at a crossroads, in which one route leads to freedom, the other to safety. Embracing one comes at the expense of the other and neither includes guarantees.

Homeless need all our help

The Editor, Re. "Wake up to plight of your neighbours" (Letters, The Tri-City News, July 17).

RADIA: Maximize good in Van's DTES

Idon't much like the term "anti-gentrification." I think we should call it what it really is: anti-development, anti-improvement, anti-betterment and anti-capitalism.

Natural gas is alternative to consuming electricity

The Editor, Re. "Zap! Get ready for BC Hydro rate hikes" (BC Views, The Tri-City News, July 10).

No pay parking in PoMo, please

The Editor, Re. "PoMo park pay parking?" (The Tri-City News, July 12). As a Coquitlam resident, I would implore Port Moody's mayor and council to reconsider charging non-residents to park at Rocky Point Park.
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