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NELSON: Once again, the poor displaced

NELSON: Once again, the poor displaced

B ring on the funky bistros, tapas bars, Starbucks patios and happening Thai food places. Damn the torpedoes and don't worry too much about displacing low-income residents and affordable rental units.
PEVERLEY: Freedom or safety, it seems we can't have both

PEVERLEY: Freedom or safety, it seems we can't have both

T he democratized world is at a crossroads, in which one route leads to freedom, the other to safety. Embracing one comes at the expense of the other and neither includes guarantees.
Homeless need all our help

Homeless need all our help

The Editor, Re. "Wake up to plight of your neighbours" (Letters, The Tri-City News, July 17).
RADIA: Maximize good in Van's DTES

RADIA: Maximize good in Van's DTES

Idon't much like the term "anti-gentrification." I think we should call it what it really is: anti-development, anti-improvement, anti-betterment and anti-capitalism.
Natural gas is alternative to consuming electricity

Natural gas is alternative to consuming electricity

The Editor, Re. "Zap! Get ready for BC Hydro rate hikes" (BC Views, The Tri-City News, July 10).
No pay parking in PoMo, please

No pay parking in PoMo, please

The Editor, Re. "PoMo park pay parking?" (The Tri-City News, July 12). As a Coquitlam resident, I would implore Port Moody's mayor and council to reconsider charging non-residents to park at Rocky Point Park.
EDITORIAL: Doggone idea

EDITORIAL: Doggone idea

Whether people own goldfish, cats or parakeets, many derive an intense amount of joy from having pets in their lives. Dogs are no exception but some of man's best friends get a harder time than others.
Transit culture is lacking

Transit culture is lacking

The Editor, Voters are not stupid but I wager that most of them haven't spent much time studying how cities with a good to great transit system (relative to the population of the town) finance their transit systems.
EDITORIAL: It's all downhill

EDITORIAL: It's all downhill

Better late than never is one way of viewing Coquitlam's proposed regulations to prevent erosion during high rainfall events on new development projects in the city.
FLETCHER: Empty seats for post-modern political theatre

FLETCHER: Empty seats for post-modern political theatre

Premier Christy Clark didn't win a seat in time to join her 48 fellow BC Liberal MLAs in the legislature for the summer session she ordered up. By the time the byelection in Westside-Kelowna is certified by Elections B.C.