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EDITORIAL: Taxing questions

EDITORIAL: Taxing questions

Metro Vancouver's revival of a proposal to slap a levy on shipping containers moving through the region might give cash-strapped homeowners and commuters a break.
Focus on the issues in Coquitlam mayoral race

Focus on the issues in Coquitlam mayoral race

The Editor, Re. "Gloves off early in Coquitlam mayoral race" (The Tri-City News, Sept. 9) and "Attack on mayor 'surprised' reader" (Letters, The Tri-City News, Sept. 21). I read the article regarding Mayor Richard Stewart and Coun.
Coquitlam couple says thanks to city for sign

Coquitlam couple says thanks to city for sign

The Editor, Ray and Donna Litram, their family and friends, wish to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the City of Coquitlam employees who organized and created on their own time a sign named "Littleman Lane" and had it installed at the
Focus on saving taxpayers' money

Focus on saving taxpayers' money

The Editor, Two recent newsworthy stories have shocked and angered me with respect to the continuing waste of taxpayers' money by elected politicians and the senior bureaucrats they employ on our behalf.
NELSON: Just vote for those you know

NELSON: Just vote for those you know

FACE TO FACE: Are official civic slates or parties good for municipal elections? My colleague thinks candidates for municipal office should seek election under the banners of political parties.
RADIA: Civic election parties can offer clear platforms

RADIA: Civic election parties can offer clear platforms

FACE TO FACE: Are official civic slates or parties good for municipal elections? In 2005, I was proud to run for Coquitlam city council as part of the Coquitlam First slate.
Look at the big picture on Colony Farm plan

Look at the big picture on Colony Farm plan

To the Editor: Re. "Colony Farm plan raises alarm bells" (The Tri-City News, Sept. 19). I invite the city councils of Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam to look at the draft plan for Colony Farm through a wider lens.
EDITORIAL: Have we reached our tax limit?

EDITORIAL: Have we reached our tax limit?

A13% drop in the number of Coquitlam residents willing to accept higher taxes for city services doesn't signal a tax revolt.
EDITORIAL: Sowing seeds

EDITORIAL: Sowing seeds

Seeds sown on stony ground rarely flourish. That agricultural bromide fits perfectly the situation with Colony Farm.
Help the homeless

Help the homeless

The Editor, Riverview Hospital should be kept for the purpose it was built many years ago: the sick and needy. However, in this day and age, the buildings could be better used for the homeless as well.