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Black Peter is not 'racist'

Black Peter is not 'racist'

Dear Editor: Re: Room for traditions - but not for racism, Our View, The Record, Nov. 25. I was very disappointed and to some degree insulted by your editorial regarding the Sinterklaas celebrations and the role of Black Peter in this event.
This bank needs help from everyone

This bank needs help from everyone

The banking industry is big news these days, but I have to wonder if we are forgetting the other bank that is growing in our society - the food bank.
Keep a watchful eye on this watchdog

Keep a watchful eye on this watchdog

This week, the provincial government announced the creation of a new auditor general for local government. It remains to be seen whether this is a good thing.
Does Clark hope for more 'quitters'?

Does Clark hope for more 'quitters'?

The next provincial election is supposedly not until May 2013, but we will have two critical byelections before then - and there could be more. Two B.C.
Fines fall short when workers lose lives

Fines fall short when workers lose lives

This past week a judge handed down fines totalling $350,000 against two companies and three men involved in the Langley mushroom farm case, where three farm workers died in 2008 and two others suffered brain damage.
Reform is needed

Reform is needed

Dear Editor: I am writing to answer your question presented in your editorial, What is the secret ingredient for winners? (Our View, Nov. 23). Well, this is not really a secret.
Voter turnout saddening

Voter turnout saddening

Dear Editor: Ingrid Rice's cartoon (The Record, Nov. 23) seems to hit the nail on the head. It is sad that so few partake in their right to vote, so much apathy when there's an opportunity to vote in new faces and fresh ideas.
Tradition has transformed

Tradition has transformed

Dear Editor: Re: Sinterklaas celebration called racist, The Record, Nov. 25. I was surprised to read your article about opposition to the Dutch Sinterklaas celebrations at New Westminster Quay.
'Whitewashing' culture

'Whitewashing' culture

Dear Editor: I was absolutely appalled as I read "Sinterklaas celebration called racist" on the front page of the New Westminster Record (Nov. 26). A cherished event falls under the jackboot of Political Correctness.
Media's focus makes no sense

Media's focus makes no sense

Dear Editor: Perhaps now that the righteous authorities are cracking down on the terrifying presence of little Occupy movement tent camps on public lands, the people can get back to what our current system demands: spending buckets of money on Christ