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Volunteers turn out in force, make a difference

The Editor, When I counted all the volunteers working at the annual Richmond Terry Fox Run, I was amazed and had to check my numbers twice -- we had over 150 volunteers! As any event organizer knows, we couldn't have done it without them, and each an

'Crime! I'll show you real crime!'

I was perusing (I peruse more often than you might think) some of the federal government's new crime legislation this week.

Hot rocks, not hot topic

If geothermal energy is the answer to Canada's future energy needs, we should at least know that by now. But 100 years after the world's first commercial geothermal power plant was built in Italy in 1911, we don't.

A rabbit tale, minus the fluff

The Editor, Many residents of Richmond, as well as visitors, may recognize the following scene as a familiar one. Picture Minoru Park: a lush, beautiful, idyllic, oasis of nature in the middle of an urban community.

Council needs to adapt

The Editor, Last month a technician knocks on my door saying he was here to install a smart meter. He took off the old meter and found he could not replace the old one.

Council lacks common sense

The Editor Linda McPhail, "I'm ready to deliver common sense," will join Richmond First in their bid for election in the upcoming municipal election. Apparently there hasn't been any up until now.

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.