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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
Room for traditions - but not for racism

Room for traditions - but not for racism

The theory of the cultural mosaic - versus the cultural melting pot - is a point of pride for the vast majority of Canadians.
Dig through bizarre to find good ideas

Dig through bizarre to find good ideas

I get bored with the cars versus bikes argument sometimes. Blah blah two wheels good, etc.
Zero-waste not realistic

Zero-waste not realistic

Dear Editor: Re: Waste to energy not a good plan, Letters to the editor, Nov. 18. Mr. Johnstone states that solid waste pickup has increased, which is false.
Taxpayers must all hold city council accountable

Taxpayers must all hold city council accountable

Dear Editor: Congratulations to the successful candidates elected to mayor, council and school board. I would like to thank and commend the unelected candidates who put their best foot forward and became involved in Election 2011.
Why did Crosty lose?

Why did Crosty lose?

Dear Editor: Re: New Westminster Mayor Wayne Wright breezes into fourth term, The Record online.
Not elected, but still a winner

Not elected, but still a winner

Dear Editor: My campaign is over now, and after a couple of months of door knocking, meeting and greeting and participating in all-candidates meetings, I can now look back on my own "win.
What's the secret ingredient for winners?

What's the secret ingredient for winners?

Post-election analysis in politics is a bit like post-game analysis in sports. It's a whole lot easier than election or sports predictions. The election Saturday in New Westminster was no different.