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Look more into poverty stats

The Editor, Re: "Offshore dollars pose possible cause to poverty rates," Letters, Nov. 30. I agree with Julie Halfnights's letter on Richmond poverty statistics.

Show your loved ones you care year round

As I sit basking in the glow of my artificial sunlamp, it dawns on me that there are only three weekends left before Christmas.

Is resistance really that futile?

The governments of the western world are playing a dangerous game with their people, and they don't even realize it. In the recent days, weeks, and months, we've seen discontent everywhere from Europe to North America. This is no surprise.

City needs to put transit decisions in broader context

The Editor, Re: Lee thanks supporters and Brodie, Letters, Nov. 25. In his letter, Richard Lee reports that, thanks to the efforts of Mayor Brodie, there will soon be a no-bus zone on Saba Road.

Statistics Canada numbers don't show whole picture about Richmond poverty rates

The Editor, Re: "Offshore dollars pose possible cause to poverty rates," Letters, Nov. 30. I agree with Julie Halfnights's letter on Richmond Poverty Statistics.

Maximize your potential good

Though medical students enter our profession to help others, the first rule of medicine is to do no harm. Primum non nocere. This ought to be a guiding principle for all of us: above all else, do no harm.

Respect, move for your elder transit passengers

The Editor, I ride the Canada Line from Richmond to downtown Vancouver two to three times a week, every week. I have noted the following problem (aside from cheaters): Disrespect for the priority seats for seniors and those with disabilities.

By-election wins may help Liberals

The next provincial election is supposedly not until May 2013, but we will have two critical by-elections before then - and there could be more. Two B.C.

Be wary of arm's-length

This week, the provincial government announced the creation of a new auditor-general for local government (AGLG). It remains to be seen whether this is a good thing.

Un'-common sense prevails

The Editor, Re: "Enough with luxury condos," Letters, Nov. 25. Mayor Brodie's definition of affordable housing and mine are not the same.