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Consuming shark fin needs to become as unsexy as smoking

Consuming shark fin needs to become as unsexy as smoking

The Editor, Re: "Fin ban advocates confront restaurateur," News, Aug 24 A $75 dollar bowl of shark fin is not my cup of Earl Grey, but, at one time it was on my bucket list.
Don't forget lives lost to PTS

Don't forget lives lost to PTS

The Editor, As you will recall, on the last Sunday of September we remember the peace officers who have fallen in the line of duty. We can recall the funerals, we remember the pain suffered by the young families, and their names are remembered.
NDP heading back to the future

NDP heading back to the future

Premier Christy Clark is "re-structuring" her cabinet, but a more pressing challenge for her is finding enough credible candidates to carry her party's tarnished banner in the next election. And she's not the only leader facing this daunting task. B.
Fish habitat has long been a concern

Fish habitat has long been a concern

The Editor, My late father (2002), a commercial salmon fisherman who was always worried about fish-farming and dam-site damage to B.C.
Active body = active mind

Active body = active mind

Your body needs a regular, balanced variety of physical activity to help you function - and feel - at your best. Four keys areas to focus on are flexibility, strength, balance and cardiovascular fitness.
Double Trouble

Double Trouble

No one likes a double-dip. That applies to the chip bowl, an economic recession and municipal coffers.
SPCA defends adoption policy

SPCA defends adoption policy

The Editor, Re: "SPCA barking up wrong tree," Letters, Aug. 24.
A lot of spiders out this year, huh?

A lot of spiders out this year, huh?

Excerpt from "A Journal of the Spider Wars". Monday, Aug. 20: I came home from work to find a good-sized wolf spider scuttling across the living room floor. He must have been an inch and a half across.
Activist speaks against finning

Activist speaks against finning

I was born in China and raised in Hong Kong in a traditional Chinese family until age 20, before coming to Canada to pursue a degree at UBC.
YVR taxi drivers down on Richmond fares

YVR taxi drivers down on Richmond fares

The Editor, Re: "YVR taxis don't like to take Richmond fares," Letters, Aug. 29. I was pleased to see Omori's letter. I'm a senior who took a taxi from YVR to my Richmond home.