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Consensus on Southlands out of reach

Editor: I have just finished reading today's (Wednesday, Aug. 31) letters to the editor, and am struck by the relevance of some of the viewpoints expressed. As for Ms. Clark, let's hope that the results of the HST vote will be an eyeopener.

Gates of Tsaw. are open

Editor: Re: NIMBYism making Tsaw. Stagnate, letter to the editor, Aug. 31 Writer Mr. Bolen makes the same logical misstep as others before him, in equating so called NIMBYism with land zoning.

HSTectomy prepped for surgery

I'm not holding my breath until the HST is well and truly out of our lives.

Could be too late to influence decision at ballot box in Nov

Editor: Re: Brochure misleads Tsawwassenites, letter to the editor, Aug. 26 Victor Souliere correctly identifies a misleading aspect of the Century Group's Southlands brochure regarding the inevitable traffic impacts of development.

Keep OWL in mind when donating

Editor: This Saturday, Aug. 27, a friend and I attended the open house at the OWL bird sanctuary in Delta. It was a special event as they were releasing a juvenile bald eagle and showcasing all the other facilities at the site.

NIMBYism making Tsaw. stagnate

Editor: Re: Bay must defend its quality of life, letter to the editor, Aug. 19 I read with interest the Aug.

Mayor and council thanked for voting against development

Editor: Re: Eyes opened by Delta council decision on higher density project, letter to the editor, Aug. 19 My neighbours and I had the opportunity to sit in on a council meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Town hall meeting reminiscent of 'open and transparent' Campbell gov't

Editor: Re: Premier in town for round-table, Aug. 24 I noticed that when Vicki Huntington has a town hall meeting she obtains a large room and publishes an invitation for anyone in the community, including the media, to attend and ask questions.

Disastrous decisions will have to be changed

Editor: Re: Metro faces challenge trying to find home for incinerator, Community Comment, Aug. 10 Thanks to Sylvia Bishop for the excellent column on Metro Vancouver's waste management decision.

Hard to believe council would not receive housing-free Southlands plan

Editor: I read in the paper that Delta council has heard a development plan for the Southlands from the Century Group. Since then, I have heard it would not hear a local group's plan that did not include housing.