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Right to strike is what's essential

Right to strike is what's essential

The Editor, Re: "Government strikes out," Opinion, March 28. I want to commend you for your excellent editorial on March 28, entitled "Government strikes out." I agree with you completely.
Transit a societal good

Transit a societal good

Funding public transportation is the Lower Mainland's own version of the Gordian Knot, and it's a rare municipal or provincial politician willing to risk their career on slicing it apart. Shame on them. The options are no mystery.
Sister City love lacking from readers

Sister City love lacking from readers

The Editor, Re: "City plans trips to China, Japan," News, March 30. Open letter to the mayor: Mayor Brodie, on behalf of Richmond taxpayers, I would like to wish you and your merry band of arrogant big spenders a safe and happy "vacation" in Asia.
Don't talk if you can't walk

Don't talk if you can't walk

Last week's "revelation" that the federal government was handing the RCMP a significant wage hike without telling the province or the municipalities - who will have to stump up the cash - has predictably sparked the usual round of indignation, condem
ICBC: History repeating itself

ICBC: History repeating itself

The Editor, I seem to remember, when ICBC was established, it was to combat the rip-offs being perpetrated in the auto insurance industry for driver coverage.
Is better always best choice? Not always

Is better always best choice? Not always

There's an urban legend, spread by the internet and an old The West Wing episode, with a moral about simplicity versus complexity. Supposedly, in the 1960s, NASA realized they didn't have a pen that could write in zero gravity.
Sister City love lacking from readers

Sister City love lacking from readers

The Editor, Isn't it wonderful that Mayor Brodie and cohorts are going on vacation to China on our leftover taxes? I can think of other ways to spend our tax money.
Swap free-loaders for food bank

Swap free-loaders for food bank

The Editor, It is time to put an end to these Sister City vacations by voting out the free-loaders on the city council. There should be a limit on the amount the council can spend without approval from the taxpayer.
Tell us, Mr. Mayor, what's in it for us?

Tell us, Mr. Mayor, what's in it for us?

The Editor, Recently on TV, the Burnaby taxpayers were berating their council for heading off on a junket to their Sister City in Arizona. Total cost of the junket was to be around $15,000.
Destroy berries in name nature?

Destroy berries in name nature?

The Editor, Re: "Exciting plans afoot for local parks, trails," City Scene, April 6. I was surprised to find out, when reading Coun.