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Lyrics prove to be all too real in province battling poverty

Lyrics prove to be all too real in province battling poverty

Who knew Elton John was such a visionary? And I don't mean the platform shoes or the bedazzled sunglasses; nope, I'm referring to a line in one of his most famous rock songs, the explicit title of which I can't tell you on the pages of a family newsp
Marijuana not to blame for such tragic circumstances

Marijuana not to blame for such tragic circumstances

Editor: Re: Legalizing marijuana opens the door to host of social problems, Nov. 16 If marijuana were just decriminalized, then alcohol needs to be de-legalized. Remember prohibition? Alcohol is a drug.
Don't use the mentally ill for entertainment purposes

Don't use the mentally ill for entertainment purposes

Re: Policing a 'perfect storm,' Nov. 23 How nice.
Put focus on fewer cars before another crossing

Put focus on fewer cars before another crossing

Editor: It was express, faster than driving, and cost less than parking; a chance to read, snooze or watch while whizzing past stalled traffic. I commuted daily by bus between Tsawwassen and Downtown Vancouver. But that was long ago before I retired.
Unproven allegations must not keep senior from pool

Unproven allegations must not keep senior from pool

Editor: Re: Senior given civic facilities ban, Nov. 28 Is Delta in Canada? If so, then we are "presumed innocent, unless proven guilty?" In Tom Griffing's case, I don't understand what he is "alleged" to have done.
Trade ferries for containers

Trade ferries for containers

Editor: Re: Tax revenue could vanish, Nov. 23 Instead of bemoaning the possibility of losing many thousands of tax dollars if the assessed value of the ferry terminal property is reduced, we should read the assessment rules.
Some have hard time accepting 'facts' on Southlands

Some have hard time accepting 'facts' on Southlands

Editor: I would like to respond to Helen Kettle's and Douglas Bolen's recent letters to the editor. The letter sent in seemed to be a very personal attack on a new member of the community.
Cannabis is not a gateway drug

Cannabis is not a gateway drug

Editor: Re: Legalizing marijuana opens the door to host of social problems, Nov. 16 I had an opportunity to read this article by an addiction specialist, yet it is incorrect.
Only allowing good drivers behind the wheel would thin out traffic

Only allowing good drivers behind the wheel would thin out traffic

Editor: Re: Campaign needed to introduce tolls on all crossings in region, Community Comment, Nov.
Greenhouses are a personal preference

Greenhouses are a personal preference

Editor: My letter preferring greenhouses to houses for the Southlands really hit a nerve and I must apologize.