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Remember to reflect on change

The Editor, As a resident of Richmond in the early 1960s through the late 70s when I moved to Vancouver, I have fond memories of Brighouse when there was still a cow pasture at Cook and No. 3 Road.

Clean vacant properties

The Editor, Why are there so many abandoned gas stations in Richmond? Some, such as the lot at Westminster Highway and No. 4 Road are recently vacated. Some have been empty for longer as in the locations at No. 3 Road and Granville or No.

Feel awake and alive

We often think of spiritual awakening as the culmination of many years of ascetic practice. It may be thought of as a point of no return. After experiencing the insights of this awakened state, we are forever transformed.

Accept the reality of child poverty statistics

The Editor, Re: Offshore dollars pose possible cause to poverty rates, Letters, Nov. 30. I read with amazement the Nov.

CEOs do things 174 times better?

How would you like to be paid 10 times your current salary? That would be pretty sweet, right? You could pay off the mortgage, top up the kids university fund, put away for retirement, replace the car with the funny engine noise with a new model.

Seniors help seniors at Courtyard Gardens

The Editor, What began as a great idea of giving, is growing into beautiful random acts of kindness by seniors who truly care.

Where there's charity, there's humanity

June of 1971 was a time of revelations for me. I was in Florence, enrolled in the University of B.C.s summer school. When you travel by train, said one of our teachers. Ride in the lowest-class carriage.

PriceSmart not so smart with parking plan

As many people know, Save-On-Foods on Ackroyd Road has undergone major renovations and changed the name to PriceSmart, but still under the same ownership. Ive shopped at this Save-On for years and was quite happy with the store and staff.

Liberals should increase corporate taxes

The B.C. government continues to spend gargantuan amounts of money, but the source of much of that money is steadily drying up. As a result, the B.C. Liberals face some stark choices: forget balancing the budget, cut spending or raise taxes.

City's priorities must undergo change

The Editor, When one checks the amazing variety of photos posted in the photo gallery of Richmond's natural beauty, you wonder how Wind Waves, a piece from the 2009 Biennale, was chosen to land in our city.