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Walk to school a life lesson

Walk to school a life lesson

The Editor, Re: "Driving kids to school a traffic and environmental hazard," News, Aug. 22.
Don't pussyfoot around shark fins

Don't pussyfoot around shark fins

The Editor, Re: "Shark fin protests planned for Richmond shopping centres," News, Aug. 17.
SPCA process there for a reason

SPCA process there for a reason

The Editor, Re: "SPCA barking up wrong tree (regarding the SPCA's adoption screening process)," Letters, Aug. 22. The paperwork is required to track you down should your kitten become a found stray.
Leading the charge

Leading the charge

One of Canada's biggest news organizations announced this week that it would be putting up pay walls on some of its websites, including those of the Province and the Vancouver Sun.
YVR taxis don't like to take Richmond fares

YVR taxis don't like to take Richmond fares

The Editor, Recently, my sister, niece and I caught a cab from the taxi stand at YVR. The cab driver loaded our baggage into the trunk and was quite cordial until we got in and gave him the address.
Cat found locked in carrier

Cat found locked in carrier

The Editor, On Aug. 16, we spotted a pet carrier that had been thrown into the bush just off of Shell Road. We were horrified to find it contained a white Persian cat with big yellow eyes, starving, dehydrated, and suffocating in its own waste.
It's back to school for all of us

It's back to school for all of us

Steven Jobs ended his 2005 commencement address at Stanford University with a simple insight gleaned from the 1975 final edition of The Whole Earth Catalogue: "Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish.
Planning is time well spent

Planning is time well spent

Many business owners want their legacy to continue. Unfortunately, according to BDO Canada, only one-third of family-owned businesses survive the transition to second generation, with just a third of these getting to the next.
Gun culture seems to trump gun control

Gun culture seems to trump gun control

Last week I fired a gun for the first time. The occasion was the bachelor party for an old friend of mine. (And let me pause briefly here to say the wedding was wonderful, and the bride and groom have a very happy future ahead.
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.