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Federal Coast Guard cuts are misguided

Federal Coast Guard cuts are misguided

Living as we do in a city that grew up on the banks of the Fraser River, our community understands both the wonders and perils of life on the water. That's why we join the many voices who see the federal government's cuts to the B.C.
Parents aren't helping kids by being overprotective

Parents aren't helping kids by being overprotective

Dear Editor: Re: Herbert's 100: If these halls could talk, The Record, May 9.
Fiscal problems mean more cuts

Fiscal problems mean more cuts

This province is getting boxed around the ears in Ottawa, and that's unlikely to change for a few more years. The federal Conservative government has a majority and a serious budget problem, so it's taking things out on the provinces.
Expansion means problems

Expansion means problems

Dear Editor: Re: Elizabeth Fry project welcomed, Letters, The Record, May 23.
EFry proposal worth supporting

EFry proposal worth supporting

Dear Editor: Re: Residents press city to reject proposal, The Record, May 30. We are writing in support of the Elizabeth Fry Society's proposal to construct a new multi-level building at 273 and 275 Sherbrooke St.
Bill of Rights, or a bill of common sense?

Bill of Rights, or a bill of common sense?

What started out as a move by some parents in the city to find out why one math class had a higher failure rate, now seems to have evolved into a discussion on a Bill of Rights for parents.
Community is responding

Community is responding

Dear Editor: I want to weigh in with a few thoughts about the proposed zoning changes for Lower Sapperton. The area primarily affected is a two-block by five-block area bounded by Sherbrooke, East Columbia, Braid and Rousseau streets.
Flaherty finds deep well of stupidity

Flaherty finds deep well of stupidity

Jim Flaherty opened his mouth last week and a gusher of stupidity came out. If we could burn stupid like oil, we could run every car in Canada for a month on his latest remarks.
Big thumbs up for Hyack

Big thumbs up for Hyack

I would just like to say kudos to everyone who was involved in organizing this year's Hyack Parade and street entertainment. There was more to see and do, there were food trucks, and the music was fantastic.
An extra day to relax - if you can afford it

An extra day to relax - if you can afford it

The day's been set and now the countdown begins. Just eight-and-a-half months, give or take, until British Columbians get to join our counterparts in five other provinces in celebrating a statutory holiday in February. As of 2013, B.C.