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Change hit & run laws

Change hit & run laws

The Editor, I think it's time our MLAs, etc. get the government to change the law regarding leaving the scene of an accident. Lots of people do this and not a lot happens to them, maybe a small fine. They all use the same excuse: "I was scared.
Values and the French

Values and the French

The Editor, Re. "Let's stand up for les Quebecois" (Face to Face, The Tri-City News, Sept. 20). Face to Face columnist Andy Radia, like far too many Canadians, doesn't seem to know what francophone means.
EDITORIAL: Four years?

EDITORIAL: Four years?

Anumber of interesting motions and discussions arose from last week's annual Union of BC Municipalities convention, including a proposal calling for extending terms of office for mayors and city councillors from three years to four. Bring it on.
Pedestrians be careful

Pedestrians be careful

The Editor, Re. "Cops look into tips from video" (The Tri-City News, Sept. 18). First, I would like to convey my sympathy to the family and friends who tragically lost their loved one to a hit-and-run driver. Such a cowardly act.
RADIA: Let's stand up for les Quebecois

RADIA: Let's stand up for les Quebecois

T he Quebec government has finally introduced details of its so-called values charter. If the legislation ever passes, all public employees in that province would be barred from wearing overt religious symbols in public institutions.
BRYAN: Can we keep summer going throughout the year?

BRYAN: Can we keep summer going throughout the year?

As a kid, I recall watching my dad swimming and floating on his back in the water. It was like an amazing magic trick. It seemed he could do it as long as he liked, just float there, gazing up at the sky. I would try and try but sink like a stone.
Creativity, vision are key in planning for PoMo future

Creativity, vision are key in planning for PoMo future

The Editor, Re. "Second meeting needed for OCP draft discussion" (The Tri-City News, Sept. 13). "Disappointing" would be a kind description for the draft official community plan presented at last week's Port Moody council meeting.
NELSON: Keep church & state separate

NELSON: Keep church & state separate

S ure, Quebec Premier Pauline Marois' proposed ban on religious garb and symbols is an electoral stunt.
EDITORIAL: Turning a blind eye

EDITORIAL: Turning a blind eye

Can a homeless shelter ever be squeaky clean, guaranteed not to offend someone? That's a question that could be raised after the closure of a temporary church-based homeless shelter that has helped hundreds of people get off the street.
Stop dumping your 'stuff' at Tri-City Transitions

Stop dumping your 'stuff' at Tri-City Transitions

The Editor, In April, Tri-City Transitions Society partnered with SUCCESS to locate its A Chance to Choose youth employment program to the resource centre on the corner of Mary Hill Road and Kelly Avenue in Port Coquitlam.