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Community is encouraged to support talented artists

Editor: After purchasing two other landscapes in 2010 from Faith Love-Robertson for friends, I commissioned her to paint a landscape of Boundary Bay as a gift for my wife for Christmas.

Hypocritical boomers will be seen as a selfish generation

This is my 110th column for the Delta Optimist, and my last. Rather than a self-indulgent explanation of why, I'm simply going to end with some random thoughts that never made it to print. Enjoy... or not.

Dix riding 40% of vote to Victoria

Adrian Dix is poised to become B.C.'s next premier - with less voter support than his predecessor, Carole James, received in the last two provincial elections.

Treaty's objectives can't be met if TFN land constrained by the ALR

Editor: When the Ladner brothers returned to Canada from California in 1858, two guides from the Tsawwassen tribe ferried them up the Chilukthan Slough to Canoe Pass.

Sky isn't falling in South Delta even if changes get approved

Catastrophic! Paradise lost! Essential, deserved and needed! Status-quo, golden for some, is intolerable for others. Change is our hot topic. We need a baseline to evaluate change.

Painless euthanasia could be the kindest solution for civic rabbits

Editor: Ladner's rabbit problem and its solution leave me with a number of questions. First, the rabbits were in the leisure centre area for some time before the hospice was built.

Time might be now to give teachers what they deserve

Editor: I empathize with Delta Teachers' Association president Paul Steer. As a former teacher and education negotiator over the span of 18 years "back in the day," I get it that teachers face futility at the bargaining table.

Restraint needed - for others

Tens of thousands of public sector employees throughout the province, including teachers and civic workers here in Delta, are now without a contract and in search of a new one.

Century plan offers opportunity to create a vibrant Main Street

Editor: A new proposal from Century Group for re-building a strategic area of 56th Street adjacent to the Coast Tsawwassen Inn is a major opportunity to begin a serious transformation of 56th Street.

Dog owner doesn't like unflattering generalizations

Editor: Re: Arrogant dog owners ignore law, letter to the editor, Jan. 18 I thought "illiterate and cannot read" meant the same thing. And this coming from me, a dog owner.
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