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HST referendum proof of a divided B.C

More than anything, the result of the referendum on the HST shows just how neatly divided this province remains. Our electorate has been known over the years for its polarization. We are a 50-50 province. When the HST was introduced in B.C.

HST: A costly victory

The hated HST is dead. Soon its equally unloved cousin, the PST, will be dug up and pressed back into service.

Lift your voices, raise our hopes

The Editor, Re: "Sockeye fishery open, but only just," News, Aug. 12.

Layton and the mythical power

How will we be remembered when we die? Not planning to die anytime soon, I haven't given this much thought beyond a few basics. (I'd like to be remembered as a quiet, boring type famous for living to a great age.

Jack united the people

Canada lost a political heavyweight with the death of Jack Layton this week. The leader of the federal New Democratic Party was sometimes controversial, often outspoken and always respected.

Bike park brush off was scary

The Editor, On Monday, Aug. 15 at 7: 30 p.m., my husband and I were watching our eightyear-old son Sidney take his first run down the easy slope at the bike park at the foot of No. 2 Road. What happened next was horrifying.

Unleash fines on dog owners

The Editor, Unleashed dogs in parks are a nightmare to those who are scared of dogs. Many parks in Richmond require dogs to be leashed at all times, however the majority of dog owners let their dog roam freely around the park.

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.