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'Hidden gem' could be kept secret

A couple of years back we vowed we were finally going to visit Buntzen Lake after hearing good reviews about it from so many different people.

HST is good for business and the rest of us too

Editor: Re: Debate over B.C.

Put worries over views and property values aside and settle this issue

Editor: We have watched the tussle over the Southlands issue for far too long.

Torn over race's elder statesman

I'm torn. I don't know whether to cheer him on stick a tire iron in his spokes.

Canada's birthday celebrated at Kirkland

Editor: Thanks to the Optimist for promoting the Canada Day celebration at Kirkland House and for sending a photographer to record this special event.

Irresponsible pet owners making big shelter unfortunate necessity

Editor: Re: Shelter plan raises taxing questions, letter to the editor, June 29 I volunteer at the Delta Community Animal Shelter and see firsthand the love and care the staff and other volunteers give to animals that for a variety of reasons -- most

Debate over B.C.'s HST: Is it a case of stickmen or stick up?

By now most of us have seen various ads with little stickmen asking about choices for the HST referendum. Many assumed those were the questions being put forward by the independent Elections B.C. Not so.

It's not the way new urbanism is supposed to work

Editor: I'm getting dang sick of hearing about how the Century Group's design plans are examples of "new urbanism.

Delta set precedent for recovering policing costs when it sent bill to Tsawwassen First Nation

Editor: Re: Police costs soar with cup run, June 10 Chief Jim Cessford estimates the bill could be as high as $140,000. Good news, Delta taxpayers, you're off the hook as mayor and council have already set a precedent.

OK to Southlands would pave the way for others

Editor: If you think giving in to Century Group's persistent demands to build houses on farmland will ease the pain of contentious land use discussions please consider the following.