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Metro Van has to get sustainable with its growth plans

Metro Van has to get sustainable with its growth plans

The Editor, Re: "Coquitlam council rejects growth plan" (The Tri-City News, March 23).
Heritage is pricey

Heritage is pricey

It's not cheap to save a heritage home in the Tri-Cities. Anyone with the dream of saving a lovely older house from the wreckers needs a large line of credit or a lottery win.
Let's talk dollars & cents

Let's talk dollars & cents

PUBLIC UNIONS The Editor, Re. "Are public-sector unions the problem in government finances?" (Face to Face, The Tri-City News, March 25).
When will RCH expansion get approval?

When will RCH expansion get approval?

The Editor, It comes as no surprise that the emergency department physicians and nurses at Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) recently decided to enlist the adjacent Tim Hortons.
Conservative quick off the mark with election advertising

Conservative quick off the mark with election advertising

The Editor Wow! The Conservative candidate for New Westminster-Coquitlam, Diana Dilworth, was quick off the starting block for the next federal election. She must be clairvoyant.
NELSON: The working man isn't the problem

NELSON: The working man isn't the problem

FACE TO FACE: Are public-sector unions the problem in government finances? So, those public sector unions have finally managed to spoil the American economy, what with their unreasonable salary demands, cushy benefit packages and bloated pensions.
He's positive about negative story

He's positive about negative story

The Editor, Re. "Turning thousands of negatives into a positive" (The Tri-City News, March 16). So that's the story behind that sign.
O'NEILL: It's time to get tough with public sector unions

O'NEILL: It's time to get tough with public sector unions

FACE TO FACE: Are public-sector unions the problem in government finances? Wisconsin is best known for Milwaukee's beer, Green Bay's Packers and the state's artery-clogging cheese. But let's not stop there.
EDITORIAL: The reality of minimum wage

EDITORIAL: The reality of minimum wage

The decision by newly minted B.C. Premier Christy Clark to raise the provincial minimum wage to $8.75 on May 1, increasing to $10.25 in a year, will do little to improve the lot of workers at the bottom of the pay grid. In 2001, B.C.
How will PoCo mayor vote on Metro pay?

How will PoCo mayor vote on Metro pay?

The Editor, Re. "$644 a day is plenty" (The Tri-City News, March 18). I read with interest the above noted article on compensation for attendance at Metro Vancouver Regional District meetings.