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SPCA barking up wrong tree

SPCA barking up wrong tree

The Editor, Re: "Ban sale of kittens also," Letters, Aug. 22. First, I have recently visited the SPCA she speaks of in Richmond. I was told over the phone that a total of three kittens were up for adoption, not 900.
Don't copy private sphere

Don't copy private sphere

The feeling surging through most British Columbians' blood today should seem familiar. It's a lot like road rage, albeit inspired by those who insure cars, not those who drive them.
Steveston just lost more visitors

Steveston just lost more visitors

The Editor, Re: "Give parking back to visitors," Letters, Aug. 22. Just read the letter by Frankie Neilson on Steveston parking. My wife Jane and I always liked to go there for lunch at Sockeye City and would then buy available fish.
Internet voting for democracy

Internet voting for democracy

The Editor, I am pleased the B.C. government has asked the election officials to examine the potential for Internet voting in provincial and municipal elections. I would also like to acknowledge Premier Christy Clark for leading this initiative.
How open are faith schools?

How open are faith schools?

The Editor, Re: "Private schools talk faith," News, Aug. 22. I'd like to respond to the article, "Private schools talk faith" - specifically this line, "Religious schools aim to foster students' spiritual as well as academic growth.
Age is relative

Age is relative

I'm glad I'll be celebrating my birthday in Rome, the Eternal City. In a city over 2,500 years old, I'm sure to feel young. I'll also regain some perspective. We can get so caught up with the seriousness of our lives that we can miss the big picture.
ICBC should be lesson for council

ICBC should be lesson for council

The Editor, The results of the ICBC staffing review were not unexpected, but they are an illustration of the bureaucratic tendency to multiply with no limit.
Black's pipe dream still far from reality

Black's pipe dream still far from reality

The announcement by newspaper mogul David Black that he wants to build a $13 billion oil refinery near Kitimat may be hailed by some as a "game changer" for the proposed Enbridge pipeline project, but a more accurate description may be "pipe dream.
Mesdames Lily, Cicily reunite

Mesdames Lily, Cicily reunite

The Editor, Re: "Keeping a lookout for Mrs. Lily," Letters, Aug. 15. May I express a very big heartwarming thank you to yourself, coworkers and all the readers of Richmond News, for printing my letter "Keep a lookout for Mrs Lily.
Give parking back to visitors

Give parking back to visitors

The Editor, Re: "Welcome to Steveston; have a ticket," Letters, Aug. 17 I wanted to respond to the letter in the Richmond News by Warren Bell and to say I am in totally agreement with him.