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Gardens help community wellness

The Editor, Re: "Join me in the Garden City," Letters, Sept. 14. In Michael Wolfe's comments about stewardship of the Garden City Lands, I love the emphasis on the community wellness of Richmond's city centre where the lands are located.

Attack ads boomerang

"Just what we need, another unprincipled politician." That line was aimed like a dagger at the heart of the B.C. Conservative Party. But it may be more like a boomerang, coming back to smack the ruling provincial Liberals.

B.C. NDP doesn't share federal success

Federal NDP leadership candidate Brian Topp's recent visit to B.C. served as a reminder that the sudden success of the party at the national level presents a potential downside for the provincial wing.

Don't politicize OBC

The Editor, It is no wonder that the selection of former premier Gordon Campbell, Ken Dobell and David Emerson for the Order of British Columbia (OBC) has caused such a controversy. The OBC is a great honour.

Paving the way for election

The Editor, I see the City of Richmond has elected to pave another perfectly smooth section of Steveston Highway, just east of No. 2 Road. That could mean only one thing, a municipal election is nigh! Jack Wolman Richmond

Watch out for the kids

The Editor, On behalf of the Richmond Board of Education, I am pleased to welcome our students and families back to what promises to be another positive and productive school year.

Face the truth, it's Layton

The Editor, Re: "Unwanted Bienniale art shopped on the road," News, Sept. 14. Here's a suggestion to Canadianize the Vladimir Lenin statue in Richmond. Just put a sign on it calling it the "Jack Layton Memorial.

The measure of a wealthy man

How do you know when you're rich? I've been thinking about this for a few years now, ever since a friend of mine suggested that the current generation of Canadians was the richest ever.

Educate kids with car cash

Last week, the B.C. Civil Forfeiture office began looking into whether it can seize 13 luxury cars that were involved in an alleged street racing incident on Sept. 1.

$500 million away from balanced books

After almost getting itself above water on the fiscal front, the B.C. Liberal government now finds itself again mired in a financial quagmire.