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Municipal auditor isn't cure for local government waste

Premier Christy Clark's recent announcement that her government will create an auditor general for local government is a ray of good news for British Columbians.

Quick response at rink

Editor: Re: Defibrillator needed at curling rink, letter to the editor, Dec. 7 On behalf of the municipality, we extend our deepest sympathies for the loss of a fellow curling companion on Nov. 15.

Teachers deserve 'A' for effort

Teachers do a lot of things well, although job action doesn't appear to be one of them. And for that, students and parents should be most grateful. B.C.

Clothes-on-Wheels could use support

Editor: We recently heard of a group called Clotheson-Wheels. We had never heard of it before, so decided to find out about it.

Public suffers when corporations become too powerful

Editor: Re: Protesters miss mark when targeting 'evil' corporations, Community Comment, Nov. 30 I would like to suggest that it is Dan Southard that is missing the mark, or perhaps more specifically, the point.

Teachers still evaluating students, communication still continues during job action

Editor: Re: Failing grade for solution, letter to the editor, Dec. 9 I was wondering when a parent would realize how the teachers' job action will affect the parents. Yes, the parents, not the students.

Seniors still like to shop

Editor: As I work at a seniors facility and my own mother is 90, I feel it is finally time I responded on their behalf to a letter I read some time ago. It was from one of your readers about the new malls planned by the Tsawwassen First Nation.

First six letters are the key to Christmas

Editor: Re: Maintaining our quality of life more complex than it seems, Community Comment, Dec. 9 Mike Schneider contends that we "hear a lot about retail sales and quarterly numbers from manufacturers at this time of year.

TFN to add substantially to housing stock

Editor: Re: Take wait and see approach in Tsaw., letter to the editor, Dec. 7 The letter from Kent Warmington, giving details of the Tsawwassen First Nation development plans, referred only to the period up until 2021.

Police officers handled situation in exemplary fashion

Editor: This letter is a commendation of our Delta police department. Because of a recent incident in our neighbourhood, the police were called.
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