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To my children: Hoping for the best

Sometimes, when I look down at you while you're sleeping, your faces so peaceful, your bodies curved up in that oh-so familiar slumbering pose (how funny that you both sleep the same way - bum in the air, hands warm and cozy tucked under your tummies

How will council be remembered?

Dear Editor: An address to city council meeting of Aug. 29.

Festival decision was much more than a simple oversight

Dear Editor: Allowing the White Rock Hells Angels to participate in the 12th Street Festival was not a mere "oversight," as John Ashdown downplayed in a letter to the editor (Brow-beating unnecessary, Letters to the Editor, The Record, Aug. 24).

British Columbians have shot themselves in the foot

Dear Editor: We have to be out of our minds in this province! Granted, the Liberals did a very poor job bringing the HST about. But they were even less responsible taking it to the vote.

Salmonbellies' results have gone downhill

Dear Editor: I'm a huge supporter of our senior Salmonbellies, and I'm at a loss for words as to what happened this year.

Votes in, but HST impact is still uncertain

The hated HST is dead. Soon its equally unloved cousin, the PST, will be dug up and pressed back into service. Opposition parties and their allies are declaring victory, and corporations and their allies are predicting economic disasters.

Get facts straight about 'royal' details, please

Dear Editor: Re: What's the big deal with royal name change, Our View, The Record, Aug. 26.

HST results reveal B.C.'s nature

More than anything, the result of the referendum on the HST shows just how neatly divided this province remains. Our electorate has been known over the years for its polarization.

What's the big deal with royal name change?

What's all the kerfuffle about changing the names of some of Canada's armed forces anyway? If adding "Royal" to the Canadian navy and air force monikers suits the folks who actually wear the uniforms and serve our country so outstandingly well .

NDP: The party that Jack rebuilt

Everybody's talking about Jack this week. I don't want to take away from the accolades and adulation aimed at his huge political achievements. Because his achievements have been huge.