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When the anti-bullies become the bullies

When the anti-bullies become the bullies

We live in a complicated, often bizarre, world. As a newspaper editor, I sometimes get an unwanted front-row seat to tragedy as it unfolds. Last week I watched as the heart-breaking tale of Amanda Todd unfolded.
Council unfair to city residents

Council unfair to city residents

Dear Editor: At the New Westminster city council regular meeting on Oct.
What's the point in naming?

What's the point in naming?

Dear Editor: Re: What's in a name? School district asks for suggestions on naming two new schools in city, The Record, Oct. 10. It seems to me that there isn't much point in naming a schools.
Sapperton residents warns of changes to the city

Sapperton residents warns of changes to the city

Dear Editor: All of New Westminster, not just Sapperton residents, should be paying close attention in the coming weeks. The year's long fight to keep our residential neighbourhood intact is coming up to the rezoning process.
Small businesses critical to liveable cities

Small businesses critical to liveable cities

They are the local pizza place, the dry cleaner, the Chinese restaurant, the cobbler, antique store, gift shop, hairdresser, bakery and jewelry store. We often take them for granted as part of our daily or weekly routine.
Remembering a bright light

Remembering a bright light

Dear Editor: My daughter - who is in Grade 12 and attends New Westminster Secondary School - and I were discussing a name suggestion for either the new elementary or middle school that is to be built in the City of New Westminster.
Political train wreck nothing new in B.C

Political train wreck nothing new in B.C

Far from being an unusual event, the ongoing train wreck that has engulfed the B.C. Conservative Party and its leader John Cummins is actually pretty standard fare in B.C. politics.
A pile of "barnyard fertilizer" from the b.c. liberals

A pile of "barnyard fertilizer" from the b.c. liberals

Dear Editor: For pure arrogance, it's hard to beat the B.C. Liberals. Just a few days ago, the Christy Clark government made its second attempt to restrict third-party election advertising before the next provincial election. The B.C.
Get educated on pit bulls before creating new laws

Get educated on pit bulls before creating new laws

Dear Editor: Due to recent media attention given to dog bites in B.C., we want to discuss the issue of breed specific legislation (BSL).
Legalization not the answer

Legalization not the answer

Dear Editor: I acknowledge that there is a philosophical dilemma when it comes to the issue of whether marijuana should be de-criminalized/legalized (a very fine line) or not. It is my personal opinion that it should not. It is very simple.