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Column: Robbie Burns mocked my own ancestor

Column: Robbie Burns mocked my own ancestor

Once again Scots are celebrating the birth of Robert Burns, the remarkable, forward-thinking poet and complicated man. Legendary tales of his rantin’ and ravin’ far surpassed those of his poetry and songs.
Editorial: Income gap threatens all

Editorial: Income gap threatens all

As the world’s elite gathered in Switzerland this week to talk about economic matters, the charity Oxfam released a report highlighting how the rich are getting richer while the poor continue to have less.
Column: Eating your words

Column: Eating your words

Store flyers are guilty of recycling words when describing products — extreme, chosen, superior, unique, ultimate, all these and more have lost their brilliance, they’re now dull from overuse.
Letter: Leave the wolves alone

Letter: Leave the wolves alone

Dear Editor, I am so tired of the usual garbage we are fed about killing wolves to save Cariboo herds.
Letter: In good hands at Richmond Hospital

Letter: In good hands at Richmond Hospital

Dear Editor, My daughter underwent a minor surgical procedure at Richmond Hospital this morning and I emerged so impressed with the nursing and medical staff.
Future of solar spreading to the south

Future of solar spreading to the south

The future is murky and hard to see. Until you fly right over it and see it marching past, covering the California desert.
Editorial: Over the public transit barrel

Editorial: Over the public transit barrel

There are a couple of things most people living in the Lower Mainland can agree on: one, a more robust public transit system is desperately needed; two, TransLink has been wasteful and poorly managed.
Letter: Other names for No. 2 Road Bridge clear of confusion

Letter: Other names for No. 2 Road Bridge clear of confusion

Dear Editor, Re: “Bridge name makes sense,” Letters , Jan. 14. I take Ms. Segal’s point regarding how it’s easy for her friends who have been visiting from Vancouver to follow No. 2 Road to the No. 2 Road Bridge on their return trip.
Column: LNG industry could get a toe hold yet

Column: LNG industry could get a toe hold yet

T rying to gauge whether a liquefied natural gas industry is going to finally establish a toe-hold in this province remains a risky endeavor, more so now that oil prices have plummeted to near-record lows.
Editorial: Missing the Target by a mile

Editorial: Missing the Target by a mile

T alk about missing the bullseye. Target is closing its doors in Richmond after a rather pathetic 14-month attempt to woo customers with the promise of unique products at discounted prices.