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In a family's darkest hour, plenty of people pitched in

In a family's darkest hour, plenty of people pitched in

The Editor, Re. "Jaws of Life used to free men after tree falls on SUV in PoCo" (The Tri-City News, April 24). On April 21, my husband, son, his fiancée and I enjoyed brunch together and left shortly after noon.
COLUMN: The case for stronger employment standards

COLUMN: The case for stronger employment standards

ByDavid Fairey and Marjorie Griffin Cohen B.C. has acquired the "distinction" of being home to Canada's largest income gap, highest poverty rate and second highest child poverty rate.
EDITORIAL: Build it right

EDITORIAL: Build it right

Future development of the Ioco lands raises important issues for the region and it's not just the loss of tax- and job-generating industrial lands that is a concern.
Thanks to helping hands

Thanks to helping hands

The Editor, My husband was riding his mobility scooter past Minnekhada middle school last Wednesday morning when a wheel slipped off the sidewalk and he fell down a grassy embankment with the scooter on top of him.
Students will bear the brunt of cuts

Students will bear the brunt of cuts

The Editor, Re. "Who will pay for School District 43 deficit debacle?" (Opinion, The Tri-City News, April 19).
Prop. rep. isn't the answer for election

Prop. rep. isn't the answer for election

The Editor, Re. "FACE TO FACE: Should B.C. once again consider proportional representation?" (The Tri-City News, April 26).
FLETCHER: Dix and NDP's budget plan is borrow and spend

FLETCHER: Dix and NDP's budget plan is borrow and spend

NDP leader Adrian Dix has finally rolled out his "fully costed" election platform. Major policy announcements had been released previously but there was plenty more spending added to the total.
SALZMANN: Parenting and the pre-school predicament

SALZMANN: Parenting and the pre-school predicament

I 'm fairly certain I spent less time researching post-secondary programs (undergraduate and graduate studies combined) than I have looking into this next educational stage in my life: my daughter's pre-school.
Bigger bridge is not answer for NW

Bigger bridge is not answer for NW

The Editor, An open letter to Richard Stewart, mayor of Coquitlam: I have noted with interest your plan to try and replace the bailey bridge over the Brunette River.
NELSON: Been there and rejected that

NELSON: Been there and rejected that

S o you think we should switch to a proportional representation (PR) electoral system? Come on, Andy, not again. Didn't we settle this in a 2009 referendum on PR in B.C.? Didn't 61% of B.C.