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Where's the fireworks?

Where's the fireworks?

Dear Editor: This is from the Official 2011-2012 New Westminster Visitors Guide: "Canada Day Fireworks July 1. Join the Hyack Festival Association for Canada Day fireworks at the Westminster Quay. It will be the most spectacular display of the year.
A closer look at the teachers' deal

A closer look at the teachers' deal

Teachers have just ratified an agreement with their employer, B.C. Public School Employers' Association, ending their year-long contract dispute.
Public unions walk a very narrow tightrope

Public unions walk a very narrow tightrope

We have to hand it to the union executive at the B.C. Government and Service Employees Union.
Enough bleeding already

Enough bleeding already

Dear Editor: Re: Refugees facing cuts to health care, The Record, June 22.
Who will leave the B.C. Liberals?

Who will leave the B.C. Liberals?

So B.C. Liberal MLA Kevin Krueger is packing it in (well, eventually) and is taking his boombox voice out of the legislature for good come the next election.
Thanks for 'wonderful' act

Thanks for 'wonderful' act

Dear Editor: On June 28, I received the news that my grandma had a stroke and that she was at Royal Columbian Hospital on life support - and she wasn't going to make it.
Is Mayor Wright up to the challenge of TransLink?

Is Mayor Wright up to the challenge of TransLink?

Dear Editor: Maybe TransLink should make (the Pattullo Bridge) eight lanes or how about 10? It doesn't matter because a precedent has been set. A city can change existing traffic by implementing bike lanes.
Bigger issues at play in Elizabeth Fry decision

Bigger issues at play in Elizabeth Fry decision

Dear Editor: Re: City let residents down, Letters to the Editor, The Record, June 29. Well said, Catherine.
U.S. health-care outrage makes us cringe

U.S. health-care outrage makes us cringe

Although we share a border and a long history with one of the largest countries in the world, there are times when we really wonder about our neighbours.
Think again on dog bylaw

Think again on dog bylaw

Dear Editor: Re: City should be cautious about changing dog bylaw, Letters to the Editor, The Record, June 23. Diane McQuade believes that the City of New Westminster should not change its current discriminatory dog bylaw language.