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Turn down the pipeline

Turn down the pipeline

The Editor Re. "Welcome to the anthropocene? And what is it?" (Green Scene, The Tri-City News, Jan. 13). Elaine Golds' column was timely as hearings commenced in northwestern B.C. on the proposed Northern Gateway oil pipeline.
FLETCHER: Controversial Enbridge pipeline won't happen

FLETCHER: Controversial Enbridge pipeline won't happen

After following the opening phase of the National Energy Board's hearings on the Northern Gateway oil pipeline proposal, I have a prediction: B.C. will never see this pipeline. And that's probably the best outcome.
Bears just want to den

Bears just want to den

The Editor Re. "3 bears killed as they denned in PoCo backyard" (The Tri-City News, Jan. 13).
NELSON: Justice, not entertainment, is needed in B.C. courts

NELSON: Justice, not entertainment, is needed in B.C. courts

Premier Christy Clark has instructed Crown prosecutors to televise the trials of alleged Stanley Cup rioters. This is just this kind of flighty fiat that is making British Columbians of all stripes apprehensive about this premier's style.
RADIA: Cameras in courtroom won't harm justice

RADIA: Cameras in courtroom won't harm justice

Here we are in 2012 with a justice system that still doesn't allow cameras or recording devices in the courtroom.
EDITORIAL: Keep your hands free, your driving safe

EDITORIAL: Keep your hands free, your driving safe

Thousands of drivers are finding out that texting, emailing and talking on cellphones doesn't pay. These are the 46,000 B.C. drivers who got hit with $167 fines for fiddling with their phones while driving.
YORKE: Packing the past, pondering the future

YORKE: Packing the past, pondering the future

Normally, two weeks at the grandparents' house is filled with happy memories, constant hugs, sleeping in and total indulgence.
EDITORIAL: There are lessons for parents in Plehanov case

EDITORIAL: There are lessons for parents in Plehanov case

Parents concerned about their child's well-being would be wise to follow the court case of Aleksandr Plehanov.
EDITORIAL: Co-operation

EDITORIAL: Co-operation

Education continues to be a major focus of provincial public policy but the timing of the government's effort to engage the public in discussing plans for 21st century learning is a little premature.
FLETCHER: A harsh year ahead for Liberals and B.C. politics

FLETCHER: A harsh year ahead for Liberals and B.C. politics

The BC Liberal government enters 2012 with the weight of its "golden decade" heavy on its shoulders.