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Public works needs better management

Public works needs better management

Open letter to council, I received Richmond's Annual Report, which stated, "Our vision is to be the most appealing, livable and well-managed community in Canada.
The best war we can remember, kind of

The best war we can remember, kind of

Every patriotic Canadian remembers the War of 1812. Kind of. I'll tell you the tale as I remember it from Grade 7 social studies. No peeking at Wikipedia, that would be cheating.
Thank you, students

Thank you, students

The Editor, As I say goodbye for the summer and reflect on this challenging year in public education, I am moved to express my deepest thanks and appreciation to my wonderful students at MacNeill secondary.
Tax increases due to extravagance

Tax increases due to extravagance

The Editor, After watching the performance of Richmond city council on the Community Channel, the word that came to mind was "profligate." This adjective is defined as "recklessly extravagant or wasteful of resources.
Will Big Brother protect?

Will Big Brother protect?

In the fight against international crime, any state must balance the freedom of its citizens against their security. As public anxiety ebbs and flows, policies tend naturally to swing from one extreme to the other.
Keep abortion legal right

Keep abortion legal right

The Editor, Re: "Canada needs abortion law," Letters, June 20.
Voters disappointed in Bill C-38

Voters disappointed in Bill C-38

Open letter to MP Alice Wong, Bill C-38 has passed and I am writing to express our disappointment that you voted for a "budget bill" that hides so many important changes and derails any debate.
Reduce taxes, avoid future surpluses

Reduce taxes, avoid future surpluses

The Editor, "City reveals $4.5M surplus," News, June 6. I agree with some of the allocations, but feel there should be help for some pensioners in Richmond who are on very low incomes and have to go to the food bank for help.
Integration takes patience

Integration takes patience

The Editor, Re: "Fear and the 'problem' of the city's ethnic enclaves," Column, June 13. I so enjoyed reading Dr. Greenholtz' column in the June 13 issue.
Dream of good night's sleep

Dream of good night's sleep

We celebrated at my son's high school graduation dinner last Friday. I was reminded of the novelty of staying up all night when I was 17, and at 4 a.m.