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It's a labour of love to prepare for the worst

The Editor, Labour Day used to mark the end of summer vacation and a time to get back into routines. But Labour Day this year has taken on a new meaning for my family. Last year, my husband was killed in the workplace.

Tall grass and good neighbours

The Editor, I have been happily living in Port Moody for 44 years. Recently, I was instructed to cut my long grass due to one neighbour's complaint.

Other options for bears

The Editor, Unfortunately, a man was sent to the hospital earlier this month when a mother black bear, acting on instinct, attacked.

EDITORIAL: Remembering Jack Layton

The sleeves of his crisp, white shirt rolled up, Jack Layton's pit stop in Port Moody on the 2004 campaign trail was like the man himself: short, energetic and focused.

Liberal lauds Layton as a 'champion'

The Editor, It was with great regret that I learned today of the passing of the Hon. Jack Layton, MP, leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, and leader of Canada's official opposition.

Volunteers do plenty in the Tri-Cities

The Editor, I wanted to extend a sincere and heartfelt thanks to all of the dedicated volunteers of the Tri-Cities. Without them, our own organization would have no Noons Creek Hatchery operating seven days a week and no annual Fingerling Festival.

O'NEILL: No business, no tax revenue

FACE TO FACE: What is 'small business' and does it even matter? My colleague on the other side of the page has long grumbled that politicians and pundits are obsessed with small business.

NELSON: True small business deserves government help

FACE TO FACE: What is 'small business' and does it even matter? I'm tired of genuflecting to small business.

EDITORIAL: Use green cans - for the bears

It may seem unsophisticated to the point of uselessness but Coquitlam's green can program will help reduce conflicts with bears and other animals if it is used properly, the city's Bear Aware co-ordinator says.

COLUMN: Where there's smoke, there's no help for diabetics

Close family and friends, co-workers, acquaintances and even a few unlucky strangers will attest to the fact that I am a vocal advocate of non-smoking, a major pest, in fact, to those who won't quit this stinky, disease-causing habit.