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Beware bears at playground

Beware bears at playground

The Editor, My husband and I rode our bikes this evening to Fremont Playground (near the river, along the Fremont Connector) for a picnic dinner and play at the park with our two- and five-year-old boys.
EDITORIAL: PNE tradition, and weather

EDITORIAL: PNE tradition, and weather

The Pacific National Exhibition pulled out all the stops to put on a good show this year. It kept admission affordable by dropping two days off the two-week stint and reducing ticket prices.
RADIA: Battles won, it's time to revamp

RADIA: Battles won, it's time to revamp

M onday, of course, is Labour Day in Canada. It's meant to be a day to celebrate workers' rights and to reflect upon the sacrifices of those before us who helped enshrine safety, fairness and dignity in the workplace.
Pick up your pooch's poop, please

Pick up your pooch's poop, please

The Editor, I just want to remind dog owners: Pick up after your pet - not only is it civilized and expected of you, it's required under the city bylaws. Please be considerate.
EDITORIAL: Care for lawn natural way

EDITORIAL: Care for lawn natural way

Alush, green lawn, freshly mowed and without weeds, is something to behold. The outfield grass of a professional baseball park or the green on a championship golf course are part of sports lore and are not achieved without much care and effort.
'My cat for the Senate'

'My cat for the Senate'

The Editor, Re. "Who should fill B.C.'s vacant seat in the Senate?" (Face to Face, The Tri-City News, Aug. 23). I'd like to take this opportunity to nominate my cat, Tugger, for the Senate of Canada.
GREENIZAN: Good advice is a just click or a phone call away

GREENIZAN: Good advice is a just click or a phone call away

W hen people ask me what I do for work, I like to say that I ask people how to properly spell their names for a living. If a fellow journalist is in the room, I sometimes get a laugh. If not, crickets.
MACNAIR: Free-range kids vs. bubble-wrap parents

MACNAIR: Free-range kids vs. bubble-wrap parents

T here is a new movement afoot in the parenting world that is out of character with the current generation.
RADIA: Jim can keep senators in line

RADIA: Jim can keep senators in line

T here's a Senate vacancy available in British Columbia. It's the seat that Brian Mulroney appointee Gerry St. Germaine occupied for almost 20 years before his forced retirement, last year, at the age of 75.
EDITORIAL: Can they hear you now... ?

EDITORIAL: Can they hear you now... ?

Getting stuck in traffic is no longer necessary thanks to new technology. But some fear the use of cellphone signals to show congestion on Lower Mainland roads could be a privacy concern. TransLink, Transport Canada and B.C.