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Finally, Coquitlam is closer to banning yard pesticides

The Editor, Re: Pesticide ban on the way in Coquitlam, Tri-City News, July 6 Three years, two denied motions and hundreds of petitions later, Coquitlam is finally getting a draft cosmetic pesticide bylaw.

EDITORIAL: Another option

Port Moody residents are no doubt fuming that the time and money they spend waiting in traffic to get home is not worth much to TransLink.

AS I SEE IT: Press pass gave Hodge entry to the world, homes

The teenager wearing a brand new white leisure suit, stands nervously in the corner of the room clutching a manila envelope filled with hope and 8x10 black and white prints, still damp and smelling like vinegar from the darkroom chemicals.

Voting 'Yes' on HST

The Editor, Re: HST debate and the nature of B.C. Politics, Andrew Holota, Tri-City News, July 1 Let's get our facts correct first and foremost.

Taxes are a burden

The Editor, Re: 2 cents more for gas, July 8, The Tri-City News Taxes keep rising based on anticipated needs. When will brakes be put on? We have no additional cash available to feed political ambitions.

EDITORIAL: Butting out in Metro parks

A few dry days will certainly ramp up the fire rating in Lower Mainland parks making smoking even more risky than usual.

O'NEILL: Doctors will get too much powe

It figures that my big-government-loving colleague would now want to give the state life-and-death power over us. He would deny it, but this power would inevitably be created if doctor-assisted suicide were legalized in Canada.

YORKE: Teaching kids not easy task for uninitiated

In my last post, I shared about my first experience, teaching teenagers here in Hong Kong. I am coming to the conclusion that I may have spoken too soon about the joys of teaching.

NELSON: Personal choice, tough decision

Recently, Westbank grandmother Gloria Taylor's battle with Lou Gehrig's disease has re-kindled the controversy over euthanasia, dormant since 1992, when then-MP Svend Robinson and ALS victim Sue Rodriguez took the issue to the Supreme Court.

Hunters don't aim to miss

The Editor, Is councillor Darrell Penner really so stupid to think that any legal hunter would try to purposely wound any animal? Whether by gun or bow, every hunter's aim is for a quick clean kill.
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