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More respect for residents, please

TheEditor, Re: PoMo Turns Down Housing (Letters: Tri-City News, Jan. 28) I was one of the residents that spoke at that public hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 25.

EDITORIAL: A poverty plan

You wouldn't know it by driving down any of the major thoroughfares in the Tri-Cities, but there are pockets of poverty that would surprise.

Bring on smart meters

The Editor, Re: Hydro smart meters coming this year (online edition Tri-City News, Jan. 18). I can't wait! Being in a new house in Kelowna I already had a smart meter installed and I'd really like to take advantage of time-of-use pricing now.

FEHR: Staying connected is crucial, online & otherwise

Right now, I have about three Facebook Chat windows open, my phone gets a new text every five or so minutes, and I just finished tweeting. Cyber addict? Maybe a little.

EDITORIAL: Test dilemma

It's the time of year to debate Foundation Skills Assessment exams for Grade 4 and 7 students which have so raised the ire of teachers, parents, trustees and politicians because they were used to rate schools.

ONEILL: Too socialist

How boring the world would be if politicians didn't exaggerate, thereby giving wordsmiths like me material for our anvils. The example du jour: B.C.

NELSON: A great man

In the increasingly ridiculous promisefest surrounding the B.C. Liberal leadership race, Christy Clark has floated a perky little idea.

EDITORIAL: Test dilemma

It's the time of year to debate Foundation Skills Assessment exams for Grade 4 and 7 students which have so raised the ire of teachers, parents, trustees and politicians because they were used to rate schools.

Shots at hunters unfair

The Editor, Re: "Don't disturb dike with development or with guns" (Letters The Tri-City News, Jan. 21). Mr. C.

Hunters play it safe on the dikes

The Editor, Re. "Don't disturb the dikes with dev't.... or with guns" (Letters, The Tri-City News, Jan. 21). Letter writer C. Grindley-Ferris' comments regarding hunters in the area of Pitt Meadows dikes raised my feathers.