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Atkinson gets thumbs up

Dear Editor: I read the letter written to The Record by David Brett (Kudos to business company, Oct. 7) about the school district business company with great interest.

Atkinson's honesty, leadership will be missed

When did civic politics become such a nasty business? We pondered that after finding out that Brent Atkinson, a school trustee for 31 years, has decided not to seek re-election in November. On the one hand, it probably shouldn't come as a surprise.

In defence of the English language

Sometimes I hate the Internet. Oh sure, it's great for finding people who disagree with your every opinion. In the past, getting into arguments required going out and talking to real people.

Numbers didn't tell the whole tale about teachers' salaries

DEAR EDITOR: Re: Taxpayers must pay for teachers' wage increases, Letters to the editor, The Record, Oct. 12.

Saying no to trustee run

DEAR EDITOR: I would like to thank all the individuals who encouraged me to put my name forward as a school trustee for the upcoming election. I have, however, decided not to run.

NDP rhetoric unwelcome

DEAR EDITOR: The New Democrats are displaying intellectual bankruptcy by invoking the romanticizing of and the use of grandiose rhetoric, while avoiding what most needed saying: "We simply can't afford this.

Complaining can create change

DEAR EDITOR: Re: Trains, noise and condominiums, and A message to the complainers, Letters to the Editor, The Record. The Oct.

Will TransLink come back and ask for more?

If this paper had been given a vote at the TransLink mayors' council (see story on page 9), we likely would have followed the lead of the majority - holding our nose and voting yes.

Changes ahead for education system

The recent Throne Speech signalled that big changes lie ahead for B.C.'s public education system, and these will likely dwarf anything seen in recent memory.

Taxpayers must pay for teachers' wage increases

Dear Editor: Re: Prioritize spending values, Letter to the Editor, The Record, Oct. 5. Andrew, you forgot to face reality and facts in your commentary. Isn't it amazing that our school teachers don't have any understanding of economics. In B.C.