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Homeless also deserve help

Homeless also deserve help

The Editor, I was extremely disappointed to find out that the Heat Shelter in Port Coquitlam will not be opened as planned this fall/winter due to a number of issues.
EDITORIAL: Garbage costs

EDITORIAL: Garbage costs

Are you ready for a ban on food scraps in garbage by 2015? The planned ban on organics is a problem that Metro Vancouver politicians are trying to grapple with, weighing the cost of exempting older apartments from the ban and letting private operator
BUCHOLTZ: New West partly to blame for its traffic woes

BUCHOLTZ: New West partly to blame for its traffic woes

The Pattullo Bridge may be with us a lot longer, given the split over what would be the best option for replacing it.
NELSON: What do they expect us to do?

NELSON: What do they expect us to do?

C ross border-shopping accounts for up to 20% of Bellingham's business. It's too bad. Cross border-shopping hurts Canadian businesses.
RADIA: Shoppers, you're bad Canadians

RADIA: Shoppers, you're bad Canadians

I know this is going to be unpopular but I'm just going to come out and say it: Cross-border shoppers are unpatriotic.
PoMo council thanked for listening

PoMo council thanked for listening

The Editor, After receiving a petition against higher density in Coronation Park signed by the majority of homeowners, Port Moody council voted to keep Coronation Park designated as single family homes.
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.