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More than just flowers

It's hard to imagine anything less controversial than poppy sales during the lead-up to Remembrance Day.

Monster homes eat trees

The Editor, I live in the Riverdale area of Richmond on Gamba Drive and I am increasingly disheartened to see the old, large trees that once majestically lined our street being chopped down at an alarming rate.

McMath treats elementary school

The Editor, This past week was filled with many tricks and treats in my Steveston neighbourhood, but to me, one special treat stood out above all else.

Candidates ticking wrong box

The Editor, As a new resident of Richmond, I attended my first all candidates meeting (Tuesday, Nov. 1). As is my usual practice at such meetings, I took a blank piece of paper, drew a line down the middle and put a heading at the top of each side.

Why wait on Smart Meter decision?

The Editor, On Oct. 11, I represented a delegation to the Richmond City Council seeking council's help to call for a moratorium on BC Hydro's wireless Smart Meters.

Alternative transit lies with Russians

I get bored with the cars versus bikes argument sometimes. Blah blah two wheels good, etc.

Reduce your footprint

On Monday, according to the UN, the Earth saw the birth of its seven billionth inhabitant. The news is a cause for concern, as the international body has said, but not a cause for despair.

Help in unusual places

The Editor, The reason I'm writing is to tell you that the plane crash happened right in front of my car on my way home from work. I saw the terrifying image of a small plane flying right above Russ Baker Way, clearly about to crash.

City proposes unfair bylaw

The Editor, I am a long time resident of Richmond and have lived on Caithcart Road most of my life. Caithcart Road was a wonderful place to live until the Shark Club appeared in December 2009. Our homes back onto the Sandman Signature Hotel.

Liberals spend more, less transparently

In terms of sheer magnitude, the monkey business going on with BC Hydro's accounting practices may rank as the most misleading financial dodge ever performed by a B.C. government.
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