Letters

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LETTER: ‘Golden handshake’ not right for Delta council

“To complain, once elected, that the compensation … is inadequate is at least a little bit disingenuous”

  • Jun 14, 2018
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Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong goes on the attack in the B.C. legislature. Reader says political conflict and blaming doesn’t produce results. (Hansard TV)

LETTER: Old-style politics is easier to cover

B.C.’s current party system offers more conflict, fewer solutions

Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong goes on the attack in the B.C. legislature. Reader says political conflict and blaming doesn’t produce results. (Hansard TV)
Williams Lake Indian Band elder Mary Thomas shares her residential school survivor story during a School District 27 Orange Shirt Day celebration in Williams Lake’s Boitanio Park Friday. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

B.C. Grade 8 student pens letter to premier on residential schools

Terrace teen writes current school curriculum underplays past violations of basic human rights

  • May 2, 2018
Williams Lake Indian Band elder Mary Thomas shares her residential school survivor story during a School District 27 Orange Shirt Day celebration in Williams Lake’s Boitanio Park Friday. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
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Police say a Elaine Herzberg, 49, was walking outside a crosswalk the night of Sunday, March 18 in the Phoenix area when she was hit by an Uber self-driving car. Herzberg died from her injuries. (@zombieite/Flickr photo)

LETTER: Self-driving technology should not be allowed on our roads

“I personally refuse to share the roads with driver-less cars, in whatever form they take.”

  • Apr 22, 2018
Police say a Elaine Herzberg, 49, was walking outside a crosswalk the night of Sunday, March 18 in the Phoenix area when she was hit by an Uber self-driving car. Herzberg died from her injuries. (@zombieite/Flickr photo)
Equality, Indigenous equality

Equality, Indigenous equality

Letter from chiefs applauds efforts being made with federal budget

  • Mar 26, 2018
Equality, Indigenous equality
Tanker approaches Westridge terminal in Burnaby, where crude oil and refined fuels have been delivered since 1954. The project to twin the line is underway. (Kinder Morgan Canada)

LETTERS: Two views of oil pipeline protests

U.S. and other petroleum-rich countries aren’t cutting production

Tanker approaches Westridge terminal in Burnaby, where crude oil and refined fuels have been delivered since 1954. The project to twin the line is underway. (Kinder Morgan Canada)
Delta MP Carla Qualtrough at the May 25, 2017 funding announcement for Tour de Delta’s White Spot Delta Road Race. (Grace Kennedy photo)

‘Dream big’ to improve Delta’s sports facilities, says Delta MP

“My call to you is that we all work together to take Delta to the next level.”

  • Mar 17, 2018
Delta MP Carla Qualtrough at the May 25, 2017 funding announcement for Tour de Delta’s White Spot Delta Road Race. (Grace Kennedy photo)
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LETTER: It wasn’t the silver medal that let us down in Olympic hockey game

‘It isn’t whether you win or lose – it’s how you play the game.’

  • Mar 1, 2018
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B.C. mom shares the heartbreak of an addicted child

B.C. mom shares the heartbreak of an addicted child

With every fiber of my being as his mother, I have stood resolutely, phone in hand, and said No, I cannot help you with that.

  • Feb 23, 2018
B.C. mom shares the heartbreak of an addicted child
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LETTER: House size caps should be removed for all Delta communities

“Bylaws like housing caps may have served a purpose in the past, but need to be updated now.”

  • Feb 17, 2018
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Delta residents weigh in on proposed zoning bylaw

Changes to rules governing secondary suites and parking have some readers fired up

  • Feb 8, 2018
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Former Haisla Nation chief councillor Ellis Ross, now Skeena MLA, served briefly as B.C.’s minister for natural gas development before the minority B.C. Liberal government was defeated last summer. (Hansard TV)

LETTER: Weaver fiddles while B.C.’s economic prospects burn

Skeena MLA warns of damage to B.C. investment from Green threats

  • Feb 6, 2018
Former Haisla Nation chief councillor Ellis Ross, now Skeena MLA, served briefly as B.C.’s minister for natural gas development before the minority B.C. Liberal government was defeated last summer. (Hansard TV)
The Delta Town & Country Inn is set to be the home of a new casino in Delta.                                 James Smith photo

LETTER: Delta casino shouldn’t trump tennis courts

The proposed casino at the Delta Town & Country Inn would be taking away Delta’s only indoor court

  • Feb 4, 2018
The Delta Town & Country Inn is set to be the home of a new casino in Delta.                                 James Smith photo
A rendering of Surrey’s planned LRT line. (Photo: surrey.ca)

LETTER: Without a doubt, LRT is the best system for Surrey

Surrey Board of Trade CEO makes case for light rail in a letter to Mayors’ Council chair Derek Corrigan

  • Jan 23, 2018
A rendering of Surrey’s planned LRT line. (Photo: surrey.ca)
Keven Drews and his wife Yvette. (Photo submitted)

LETTER: Gut-wrenching cancer column made this 67-year-old want to do better in life

Keven Drews’ story inspired me to embrace my life, love my kids and grandkids a little more

  • Jan 19, 2018
Keven Drews and his wife Yvette. (Photo submitted)
Carpet bowlers have been excluded from BC 55+ Games and Canada 55+ Games

Carpet bowlers have been excluded from BC 55+ Games and Canada 55+ Games

Gold medal carpet bowling winners not able to defend their titles in 2018

  • Jan 18, 2018
Carpet bowlers have been excluded from BC 55+ Games and Canada 55+ Games
Readers say they reuse plastic bags and there are other priorities for cleaning up the environment. (Black Press files)

LETTERS: Plastic bags an ‘easy feel-good fix’

Bags have secondary uses, other problems more pressing

  • Jan 12, 2018
Readers say they reuse plastic bags and there are other priorities for cleaning up the environment. (Black Press files)
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LETTER: Proposed TransLink development cost charge ’carefully researched’

TransLink vice-president Geoff Cross responds to Delta staff calling development charges a ‘hard sell’

  • Jan 12, 2018
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Delta MP and Minister of Public Services and Procurement Carla Qualtrough. (Lisa VanderVelde photo)

LETTER: Your member of Parliament is here to help

Delta MP Carla Qualtrough encourages her constituents to visit her office when they need help

  • Jan 12, 2018
Delta MP and Minister of Public Services and Procurement Carla Qualtrough. (Lisa VanderVelde photo)
The Alex Fraser Bridge is one of the most congested in Metro Vancouver, according to the Independent Mobility Pricing Commission. (Katya Slepian photo)

LETTER: ‘Band-Aid solution’ for Alex Fraser could have been avoided

North Delta resident Sven Stefanov says better planning could help avoid costly road projects

  • Jan 5, 2018
The Alex Fraser Bridge is one of the most congested in Metro Vancouver, according to the Independent Mobility Pricing Commission. (Katya Slepian photo)