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SkyTrain doesn't compare favourably to other rapid transit lines

Editor: Re: SkyTrain works, but only in areas with enough people, letter to the editor, July 20 To evaluate SkyTrain properly it must pass comparison tests. Montreal had its subway running on quiet rubber tires for Expo 67.

Multi-family stems sprawl

Editor: We read with great interest an article in the Vancouver Sun regarding the city of Port Moody under the leadership of Mayor Joe Trasolini.

Tsawwassen's 56th Street is too busy to handle any more traffic

Editor: I wish those in majority who are opposed to any commercial development of the Southlands had the finances to counter the brochure from Century Group that arrived with the Optimist with their views.

Two-wheeled gangs continue to plague other road users

Ah, summer: beaches, barbecues and the occasional bursts of sunshine, three of my favourite things. However, there's one thing summer brings that I find unpleasant, and that is gang activity. That's right, gangs.

MLA's parking concerns in village unfounded

Editor: Re: Nowhere to park, July 22 I'd like to respond to the article expressing MLA Vicki Huntington's concern about a possible parking nightmare in Ladner Village. I have read the Delta council summaries prepared (http: //www.corp.delta. bc.

Quasi-park to get even bigger

MURPHY'S LAW It's a bit of a stretch to call it a park, but the plan to expand it is a positive move nonetheless.

Let's hope harbour redevelopment revives tourism efforts

Editor: Re: Expand Ladner's critical mass, Community Comment, July 22 Tourism, especially in the communities of Ladner and Tsawwassen, is a subject very dear to my heart. I was pleased, therefore, to read Mark Sakai's column.

Take steps to minimize tunnel hazards

Editor: On the morning of April 27, while travelling in heavy traffic to YVR, we were involved in a serious rear-end collision in the George Massey Tunnel. While braking hard to avoid a container truck, our taxi was rear ended twice.

Bare land strata allowing density to increase beyond civic plans

Editor: Despite having an official community plan, and the associated Ladner, North Delta and Tsawwassen area plans, do not assume these represent what is happening in Delta. Many people will be unfamiliar with the term "bare land strata.

Don't forget the tax on big ticket items when marking HST ballot

Editor: Beyond the obvious recurring expenses of hydro bills, restaurant meals and haircuts, the average family periodically faces huge outlays for things like house renovations, real estate commissions, legal fees, accounting fees, etc.
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