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Get real about naming

Get real about naming

Dear Editor: Re: What's in a name, The Record, Oct. 10. This naming a school nonsense has again caused bickering among some people wanting to name new schools after a Chinese person who voted after being 88 years old in 1949. Stop this race issue.
A closer look inside the school board

A closer look inside the school board

For better or for worse, the New Westminster school district operates "as directed by the board.
Issue not about 'culture'

Issue not about 'culture'

Dear Editor: Re: New Westminster to ban sale of cats and dogs, The Record, Oct. 17.
Who's still listening in political chaos?

Who's still listening in political chaos?

Do you know when the B.C. legislature or the federal parliament is actually in session? Do you follow the goings-on in those institutions? I suspect most British Columbians (and fellow Canadians) fall into the "I don't care" category.
'Pink' debate doesn't change importance

'Pink' debate doesn't change importance

The power of pink has grown in the 22 years since Susan G. Komen began handing ribbons to breast cancer survivors running in the annual Race for the Cure in New York City.
NDP don't understand biz

NDP don't understand biz

Dear Editor: I must compliment the editorial of Oct. 17 (Small businesses critical to liveable cities, Our View, The Record) that describes how critical is small business for liveable cities.
Sometimes common good wins

Sometimes common good wins

Dear Editor: Reading letters to the editor in the local press over the last month, one might think all of New Westminster was up in arms over city council's support for the Elizabeth Fry Society's expansion plans.
It takes chutzpah to ask for input in this case

It takes chutzpah to ask for input in this case

The school district held a meeting on Tuesday night telling people that it was looking for input on the budget - a budget that was first projected to be a $500,000 surplus and then ended up being a 'surprise' $2.8 million deficit.
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.