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Christian tone appropriate for Canada Day parade

The Editor, RE: "Take religion out of festival," Letters, July 6. The Canada Day parade in Steveston is meant to celebrate Canada's heritage.

Other options are possible

The Editor, On July 1 at the Salmon Festival, a group of concerned citizens got together to collect signatures against the Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities' proposal to set up an 80-million litre jet fuel tank farm in Richmond.

Property tax penalty unfair

The Editor, Due to Canada Post labor service halt, I just received my municipal property tax today (July 5, 2011) in my mail box, to find the due date is July 4! I called the City of Richmond and the staff on the phone insist that I am liable to pay

Pedestrians dodge danger

The Editor, I would like to bring to your attention that on garbage days I have noticed people put their garbage bins out very neatly, and not on the sidewalks in the way of pedestrians.

Ilich quietly made our city better

Richmond lost one of its most generous citizens with the death of Milan Ilich last week.

What constitutes contribution?

Canada's war in Afghanistan -- the "armed conflict" that no politician or general wanted to label a war -- came to an end Tuesday with the transfer of battle command to U.S. units at Ma'sum Ghar.

Location needs fine-tuning

The Editor, Re: "Market steals away shoppers say local merchants," News, July 6.

Event not how it used to be

The Editor, As someone who's attended every single Salmon Festival for the last 20 years, I've sadly witnessed an unmistakeable steady decline in the overall quality of the event.

Success thanks to community

The Editor, Thank you for your recent full-colour spread of Gateway Theatre's annual fundraising "pARTy" and for reporting on the vitality of the arts and artists in our community.

Liberals cautious on fall election

Speculation abounds that Premier Christy Clark is itching to call an election this fall, but I can't help but think the chances of that vote actually occurring are diminishing.