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What is that darn smell?

What is that darn smell?

The Editor, Why does the air in Richmond reek? Often early in the morning the smell in the air wakes me up. When the wind is from the East the acrid smell hurts the back of my throat and makes my eyes water.
Plan to keep family alive

Plan to keep family alive

Do you have an evacuation plan to get your family out of your home safely, in the event a fire breaks out? Do you have a special place picked out - not too far from the house, but far enough for assured safety - where everyone will meet, so you can c
It's not alright, all right

It's not alright, all right

The Editor, Re: "Gritting my teeth over words," Letters, Oct. 12. With regards to the sentence "When referring to an object, anything that is not human, it is alright to use "that.
Create more than election buzz

Create more than election buzz

The Editor, With the impending civic election, we are seeing more of the same old buzz words. I like "population densification." It means more people in a smaller space.
Big changes blowing in education wind

Big changes blowing in education wind

The recent Throne Speech signaled that big changes lie ahead for B.C.'s public education system, and these will likely dwarf anything seen in recent memory.
A special Thanksgiving Day rabbit tale to tell

A special Thanksgiving Day rabbit tale to tell

The Editor, Re: "A rabbit's tale, minus the fluff," Letters, Sep. 23.
Paving over flooding issue

Paving over flooding issue

The Editor, One factor contributing to the flood risk is the city's nonenforcement of the bylaw restricting paving of residential property. Home owners are aware that there has been no penalty for flagrantly ignoring this rule.
Gritting my teeth over words

Gritting my teeth over words

The Editor, Re: "Please make language pain stop," Painful Truth column, Oct. 7. I gnash my teeth with every faux pas. My absolute worst peeve is when people use "that" instead of the correct "who.
Transit tax needs new route

Transit tax needs new route

We don't question the need to direct more of our tax dollars towards transit in the Lower Mainland. We don't even disagree with the need to raise taxes to do it.
Laneway homes won't work

Laneway homes won't work

The Editor: Re: "Densification destroys neighbourhoods: Day," News, Sept. 28. Laneway houses destroy neighbourhoods and make no sense, or cents.