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An apology is needed

An apology is needed

Dear Editor: Re: What's the big deal about New Year's, In My Opinion, The Record, Dec. 28. As the mother of a child killed by a drunk driver I was shocked and dismayed to read Matthew Claxton's column.
'Top Anvil' should resign

'Top Anvil' should resign

Dear Editor: As Mayor Wayne Wright doggedly beyond his mandate defends the ram-rodding through of the financing of the office building as part of the civic centre now named "The Anvil," I trust he will not mind being called "Top Anvil.
Time to tackle our individual fiscal cliffs

Time to tackle our individual fiscal cliffs

Unless you spent the last month lounging about on a desert island in the South Pacific without internet or TV, you've probably had your fill of hear- ing about America's fiscal cliff.
Pop quiz: who will lead the province?

Pop quiz: who will lead the province?

The media is full of recaps of the year's past events, so rather than add another repetitive article to that collection I thought it would might be more interesting to look at what lies ahead.
The world as seen through Ingrid Rice's eyes

The world as seen through Ingrid Rice's eyes

Cartoonist - the job title even sounds like fun. Cartoons, after all, bring back memories of Daffy Duck and Wiley Coyote. But for editorial cartoonists such as Ingrid Rice, cartoons carry political messages wrapped in deceptively simple drawings.
ere's to a fresh start and a new year

ere's to a fresh start and a new year

Most of the world now marks the beginning of each new year as the first day of January. Although, like all of the other dates still held as new starts by a number of cultures, it's really quite arbitrary, from a cosmological point of view.
What's the big deal about New Year's?

What's the big deal about New Year's?

New Year's Eve is a horrible guest. It slouches in a week after Christmas - which is much more fun, what with the wrapped presents and the eggnog - and tries to get us all to drink and stay up late.
Heed warnings: they're posted for a reason

Heed warnings: they're posted for a reason

It's a month into ski season, and once again we find ourselves wagging our fingers at out-of-bounds skiers and snowboarders.
Pipeline should be built

Pipeline should be built

Dear Editor: The recent rallies across the province brought out B.C. taxpayers that are against the pipeline project - happily retired taxpayers, employed taxpayers that still have not been able to buy their own home yet, and the unemployed.
Time for an election in B.C

Time for an election in B.C

Dear Editor: You have to really wonder about the Christy Clark-led B.C. Liberals. After spending $15 million of taxpayers' money extolling the virtues of the so-called B.C. Jobs Plan, we now find out that jobs in B.C.