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Slowpokes shouldn't get in left lane on Highway 17 until they're close to making turn on 56th into Tsawwassen

Slowpokes shouldn't get in left lane on Highway 17 until they're close to making turn on 56th into Tsawwassen

Editor: Re: Where's everybody going in a hurry?, July 20 A few comments about Duncan Holmes' article: Many people have been commenting in the paper recently about drivers with sunglasses and no lights on in the George Massey Tunnel.
Certain things necessary for survival

Certain things necessary for survival

Editor: Contrary to what many of us selfish and greedy human beings (read dinosaurs) would have us believe, we do not need appliances or jewelry to survive.
No longer have to visit coast to find that summer haven

No longer have to visit coast to find that summer haven

Tourists are missing out if they pass us by. I've been fortunate to have access to a summer cabin for most of my life. My parents bought a place on the Sunshine Coast when I was a kid, and I used to spend the better part of the summer up there.
Summer gatherings evolving as technology takes hold

Summer gatherings evolving as technology takes hold

For many of us, this is a time we slow down, get away, lie in the sun, swim at a beach, or perhaps meet up with relatives at family reunions. For me, it's a pleasant time where we escape to the Gulf Islands to our little spot of paradise.
Setting aside land is beneficial

Setting aside land is beneficial

Editor: Re: Land use balance is out there somewhere - let's find it, Community Comment, July 6 Mike Schneider's column demonstrates he still does not understand how local farmers are working hard to balance differing land uses, including food product
Cashing in on tourists isn't easy

Cashing in on tourists isn't easy

I've come to the conclusion that chasing that elusive tourist might just be for the birds.
Thriving rowing program is already available for high school athletes

Thriving rowing program is already available for high school athletes

Editor: Re: Tsaw. rower wins silver at B.C. Championships, July 18 I take exception to the closing statement in the article that implies there isn't a thriving rowing program in South Delta. There is and it is run by the Delta Deas Rowing Club.
Delta has supported tourism: mayor

Delta has supported tourism: mayor

Editor: Tourism in need of champion, July 13 Unhappily one councillor has made statements in the Optimist that are not factual nor historically accurate.
Case for George Massey Tunnel replacement not easy to justify

Case for George Massey Tunnel replacement not easy to justify

So ... will a new bridge replace the George Massey Tunnel? Our mayor says without it commuter traffic will be "devastating." Wonder if anybody listens? Those who decide these things likely consider the region's needs, not just ours.
What's the need for shop to go upscale?

What's the need for shop to go upscale?

Editor: Re: New name, new look for hospice store, July 6 I'm puzzled at Nancy Macey's comment as to a cultural change and the whole connotation of getting away from the thrift store.