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Sister City trip helps Richmond

The Editor, Recently, there have been a number of letters to our local papers protesting that some members of our city council are part of a delegation visiting our Sister City.

Harper defines future of B.C. government

After more than a decade of fairly good relations, things are likely to get ugly between the federal and the B.C. governments.

The sobering effect

No orderly society is entirely free. Any community that is subject to the rule of law must give up some of its liberty. In Canada, we're free to speak our minds, but not to yell "fire" in a crowd.

What's in a promise?

"As long as I am prime minister we are not opening the abortion debate," Stephen Harper vowed on the eve of the last election.

Learn from meter readers' wait

The Editor, Re: "BC Hydro thanks customers' patience," Letters, May 2. BC Hydro is right that British Columbians have been patient. For over a year now, they've brought forward varied concerns about Smart Meters and borne the fact that the B.C.

Safeway accessibility limited

Open letter to Safeway Canada, It seems for people who use wheelchairs at Safeway, it's "two steps forward and one step back." You now have accessible washrooms and all checkouts are wide enough for a person with a wheelchair to use.

Reduce, recylce to meet new challenge

Are you ready for the 70 per cent challenge? Richmond residents are among the best in the nation in recycling. About half of all the garbage we produce gets diverted from the landfill to be recycled or composted.

Succession planning helps

According to a TD Waterhouse Business Succession poll, 76 per cent of small business owners do not have succession plans, with 45 per cent trying to determine what the plan would be, while the other 31 per cent just haven't got to it.

Happiness, coping with stress

Every week, family doctors see patients - anxious, angry, exhausted, burnt out or depressed - asking for a "stress leave" from work.

Earth Day success

The Editor, East Richmond Community Association (ERCA) in partnership with the City of Richmond, is proud to provide a variety of community recreation, cultural and social programs and services at Cambie Community Centre.
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