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City warmly welcomes assitance for women

It was very rewarding to finally see the opening of the new Turning Point Recovery Society home for women last week.

The Lost Years

The Editor, I attended the showing of the Lost Years a Peoples Struggle for Justice at the Minoru Cultural Centre. The room was filled to capacity; most were Chinese.

Thanks to Operation Red Nose volunteers, users

The Editor, Quick note of thanks to your newspaper for promoting Operation Red Nose over the holidays.

Protect business for a rainy day

Great-West Life statistics show, on average, one in three people will be disabled for 90 days or longer at least once before the age of 65 and the average length of a disability over 90 days is 2.9 years.

Attend to income chasm

This week, statisticians who continue to offer us needed glimpses of reality issued a warning cry over B.C.'s growing income inequality. The gap between the rich and poor is getting wider, according to a report by BC Stats.

Chinese-only signs to few to count

The Editor, Re: "Sign language reflects business," Community, Jan. 27. The local media and a few fellow Richmondites are attempting to stir up the debate on Chinese-only signs again.

B.C. Liberals only have time on their side

The B.C. government is receiving a lot of kudos over its decision last week to aggressively push for liquefied natural gas plants and to wean BC Hydro off private power producers.

Tax in disguise, YVR fee

The Editor, Re: "Airport improvement fee takes off," News, Jan. 27. A tax is a tax by any other name regardless of the nomenclature trying to disguise it.

Gateway's stage is for all

The Editor, Re: "Gateway's new director plans to target Richmond's Asian connection," News, Feb. 3. I greatly enjoyed the chance to speak with the News last week.

Pink doc leaves out crucial group

The Editor, Re: "Film questions where those pink dollars go," Entertainment, Feb. 1. As a breast cancer survivor, and an avid volunteer of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, I watched with interest the premiere of Pink Ribbons, Inc.