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Congrats to Slater for his NDP acclamation

Editor: Re: Slater to run for NDP in Delta South, Aug. 17 Congratulations to Nic Slater on his acclamation. It's good to see the New Democrats will run a strong candidate. It remains to be seen who his opponents will be.

Not all councillors supported Arthur Drive application

Further to a letter that appeared in the Aug. 19 edition regarding an Arthur Drive development application, it should be noted that councillors Ian Paton and Anne Peterson and Mayor Lois Jackson voted against the proposal.

Bible didn't foretell 9/11 tragedy

Editor: In the American calendar system this tragic event occurred on Sept. 11, 2001 and ever since it has been simply known as 9/11. However, in SI metric system parlance the date was 2001.11.09, i.e.

Meter replacement program getting ahead of itself

Editor: On Aug. 31, B.C. Hydro Regeneration alerted local residents through this paper that B.C. Hydro would replace our current electricity meters with new smart meters.

Premier has built-in excuse thanks to the HST's demise

Yay, the HST is defeated! Boo, the HST is defeated! Which is it? I guess that depends on which way you voted, although I have a feeling that many on the "yay" side may end up having some regrets.

Layton's death could turn Canadian politics into a two-party system

Editor: Re: Raeside cartoon, Aug.

A cautionary development tale

EDITOR: "Do unto others as you would others do unto you" is the most basic moral principle we share in a civilized world. The recent development at Tsawwassen Springs defies this principle.

Delta council credited for listening to neighbourhood

EDITOR: Re: Eyes opened by Delta council decision on higher density project, letter to the editor, Aug.

This time it just might be for real

Discussions about redeveloping Ladner's waterfront almost seem surreal. What could be a quaint town's crowning jewel has long been something far less than that, so it's almost inconceivable that could all begin to change.

Tsawwassen is already at maximum capacity

EDITOR: Re: NIMBYism making Tsaw. stagnate, letter to the editor, Aug. 31 I can't help but comment on the letter from Mr. Bolen which is laced with inaccuracies.