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FLETCHER: Dix and NDP's budget plan is borrow and spend

FLETCHER: Dix and NDP's budget plan is borrow and spend

NDP leader Adrian Dix has finally rolled out his "fully costed" election platform. Major policy announcements had been released previously but there was plenty more spending added to the total.
SALZMANN: Parenting and the pre-school predicament

SALZMANN: Parenting and the pre-school predicament

I 'm fairly certain I spent less time researching post-secondary programs (undergraduate and graduate studies combined) than I have looking into this next educational stage in my life: my daughter's pre-school.
Bigger bridge is not answer for NW

Bigger bridge is not answer for NW

The Editor, An open letter to Richard Stewart, mayor of Coquitlam: I have noted with interest your plan to try and replace the bailey bridge over the Brunette River.
NELSON: Been there and rejected that

NELSON: Been there and rejected that

S o you think we should switch to a proportional representation (PR) electoral system? Come on, Andy, not again. Didn't we settle this in a 2009 referendum on PR in B.C.? Didn't 61% of B.C.
Decency demands dismissals

Decency demands dismissals

The Editor, Re. "SD43 job cuts 'massive'" (The Tri-City News, April 19). I have been reading the news reports on the current budget issue, and want to share my views with the board and interested parties.
EDITORIAL: Paying to cross

EDITORIAL: Paying to cross

America wants to charge us for the privilege of visiting. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently proposed a crossing fee for visitors travelling across America's northern and southern borders.
RADIA: Prop. rep. votes are democratic

RADIA: Prop. rep. votes are democratic

T he Stephen Harper Conservatives won 39.6% of the popular vote in the 2011 election, which gave them 54% of the seats in the House of Commons and, essentially, absolute power to do whatever they want.
FLETCHER: BC Liberals running scared in prov. campaign

FLETCHER: BC Liberals running scared in prov. campaign

VICTORIA T he BC Liberal Party deserves credit for releasing its policy book in full on the eve of the formal election campaign. That's about the only positive thing to be said about it.
Horror & tears at column

Horror & tears at column

The Editor, Re. "Those in glass houses shouldn't throw ads" (Opinion, The Tri-City News, April 12). I find it very troublesome with Richard Dal Monte's light-hearted reaction to the allegations levelled at NDP leader Adrian Dix.
Time to brush up on our Bear Aware tips

Time to brush up on our Bear Aware tips

The Editor, It is the time of year that spring flowers are blooming and bears are emerging.