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Harper fiddles while Mainland sinks

Our provincial government is to be commended for releasing a new map this week outlining areas of British Columbia that will become potential floodplains as ocean levels rise this century.

The party that Jack (re-) built

Everybody's talking about Jack this week. I don't want to take away from the accolades and adulation aimed at his huge political achievements. Because his achievements have been huge.

Be loyal to the Royal

The Editor, Re: "Name change no royal pain," Opinion, Aug. 19. Oh, how little you know! Your comment, "which really just amounted to changing names and standardizing uniforms" is pure hogwash.

We'll miss Justice Jack

The Editor, NDP leader Jack Layton's sudden death is a great loss to Canada in general and the New Democrats in particular. During his three decades of public service, Layton always fought for social justice for ordinary people.

The man with the zettabyte brain

In the 18th century, wealthy nobles and merchants would sometimes take a tour through the countryside, maybe for business reasons, maybe just because they were getting into the newfangled fad of appreciating nature.

Name change no royal pain

What's all the kerfuffle about changing the names of some of Canada's armed forces anyway? If adding "Royal" to the Canadian navy and air force monickers suits the folks who actually wear the uniforms and serve our country so outstandingly well .

Kudos to volunteers, parents

The Editor, I would like to offer kudos to the summer volunteers and employees that are involved with kids of all ages. From tots to teens, youngsters have been engaged in all kinds of sports and activities.

Hydro cuts could worsen service

One of the first thoughts to cross my mind as I read a government panel report of BC Hydro operations was "why aren't more of these produced?" The Hydro report provides a great glimpse into the inner workings of the huge Crown corporation, and bared

Canada Line able to cope

The Editor, "TransLink too shortsighted in transit plan," Letters, Aug. 12. The letter from L. Haudin in your Aug. 12 edition states that the design of the Canada Line hinders an expansion of service on the system.

Gangs ruin nice, quiet year

For a while there, it was looking as if the RCMP and IHIT had everything in hand. In 2009, the first three months of the year were marked with so many violent incidents they began to blur together.