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Only time can bring closure to a grieving family

The Editor, Re. "Limits would help with closure" (Face to Face, The Tri-City News, Oct. 28).

EDITORIAL: What's a frill in city spending?

There is no danger of a Tea-Party style taxpayer revolt in Canada - at least for now.

RADIA: Community and survivors are served by roadside memorials

FACE TO FACE: Should roadside shrines to the dead be allowed? Communities across North America are facing increasing pressures to regulate roadside memorials. There are some, like my colleague opposite, who think they are an eyesore and distraction.

NELSON: Time limits would help those grieving achieve closure

FACE TO FACE: Should roadside shrines to the dead be allowed? Isupport the limiting of the ubiquitous roadside shrines we erect in memory of those who died at a particular intersection or on a certain stretch of highway.

EDITORIAL: Be quake-ready

Last week, more than 530,000 British Columbians practised "Drop, Cover and Hold On" techniques, simulating the proper behaviour in an earthquake. While it's hard to know how many Tri-City residents participated in the ShakeOut B.C. simulation on Oct.

Council, city managers to blame for rising costs

The Editor, Re. "Taxes, union stance make vote decision" (Letters, The Tri-City News, Oct. 21).

Cross these candidates of off the list

The Editor, Re. "Labour group releases its list of endorsed candidates" (front page, The Tri-City News, Oct. 21). Thanks so much to The Tri-City News for your as usual stellar and detailed coverage of the local elections.

EDITORIAL: The silly season of civic elections

We find ourselves once again in the midst of the silly season, the five-week period that takes place in autumn every three years when your friends and neighbours shill for votes in an effort to win a seat on council or school board, or, in the case o

RADIA: Canada helps those in need

FACE TO FACE: Do the Occupy protesters have legitimate gripes in Canada? One thing that is evident from the media coverage of the Occupy protests is that protesters can't seem to agree on what they're protesting about.

NELSON: The gap between rich and poor keeps getting wider

FACE TO FACE: Do the Occupy protesters have legitimate gripes in Canada? The 1950s and '60s sitcom Leave it to Beaver depicted the trivial travails of an American one-income family.