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Monsters stranger than fiction

Since the stock markets are on fire metaphorically, and London and Syria and Libya are on fire literally, I thought I'd try to find something uplifting to write about this week. So I'm going to write about giant squids.

TransLink too shortsighted in transit plans

TransLink is patting themselves on the back for announcing they will be adding two extra trains per hour during rush hours in order to serve the ever-growing number of people using this line.

Call of wild trumps Wi-Fi

AHHH August. Time to pack up the tent, the cooler, camp stove, the smartphone and laptop and head out into the wilderness. Or . . . maybe not quite so fast.

Put brakes on speeders

The Editor, Re: "Clocking on to catch speeders, liars," News, Aug. 10. Take a drive down Steveston Highway, Gilbert Road, Francis Road, No.

Do the right thing, VAFFC

The Editor, Adrian Pollard, director of the Vancouver Fuel Facilities Corporation (VAFFC), states that the marine terminal, 80 million litre storage facility and pipeline (15 km upstream on the banks of the Fraser River) are ".

HST isn't at all neutral

The Editor, Open letter to the proincial government.

Should city halls be getting nervous

Municipal governments and the tax dollars they spend have been thrust into the spotlight in recent weeks, and they are about to discover that scrutiny of their dealings is going to increase significantly.

Factory farming bad for health

The Editor, When people picture where their meat comes from, they usually imagine cows grazing in meadows or pigs rolling around in mud. In reality, with our growing demand for food, this type of farming is costly and inefficient.

Stock market deja vu

Hey, remember three years ago, when the stock market was in freefall, Europe's finances were looking shaky, and any government help was uncertain at best? Welcome to 2008, part two.

Let's recreate a little piece of Richmond history to be proud of

The Editor, Re: "Historic tram getting facelift," News, July 29. Allow this historian a word or two on the future tram building. First off, the proposed building is not of a heritage nature pertaining to Steveston.