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Newcomers must have command of language

Newcomers must have command of language

Editor: Re: Language barrier a concern, Nov. 7 The mayor noted in the article that when she went to the city of Mangalore in India that 85 per cent spoke English and it was mandatory in school.
Truth will eventually come out if Southlands is a 'fait accompli'

Truth will eventually come out if Southlands is a 'fait accompli'

Editor: The "word" from around the water fountain at municipal hall is that the Southlands development is a "done deal" or a "fait accompli.
Don't accept 'gift' without asking questions

Don't accept 'gift' without asking questions

Editor: Re: Do not look Southlands gift horse in the mouth, letter to the editor, Nov. 7 This old saying apparently stems from the fact one can tell a horse's age and general condition by checking his teeth for wear.
Drop in the bucket still able to make big impact on lives

Drop in the bucket still able to make big impact on lives

There's an old adage in journalism: show, don't tell. It's an extremely effective writing technique that allows readers to feel, see and experience a story.
Pedestrians also responsible for ensuring their safety

Pedestrians also responsible for ensuring their safety

Editor: Re: Remember pedestrians have the right of way, letter to the editor, Sept.
Bold move needed on waterfront

Bold move needed on waterfront

After Monday night's Delta council meeting, it looks like Ladner's waterfront is still searching for that long-awaited catalyst.
Add Roberts Bank to site

Add Roberts Bank to site

Editor: Re: Feds didn't refuse to add Roberts Bank to Ramsar, letter to the editor, Oct. 26 Like Delta-Richmond East MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay, I like statements to be "based on fact.
GMO infomercial misses points

GMO infomercial misses points

Editor: Re: No worries about GM crops, letter to the Thanks to Lorne Hepworth, president of CropLife Canada, for that nice infomercial on the safety of GMO crops.
Build in town centre and leave Southlands alone

Build in town centre and leave Southlands alone

Editor: Re: Enough land in town centre to accommodate housing needs, Community Comment, Nov. 2 I have to wholeheartedly agree with Ian Robertson's view.
Entertaining election results provide some must-see TV

Entertaining election results provide some must-see TV

Watching the United States election on television Tuesday night was fabulously entertaining. I pretty much stuck with CNN's coverage but did check out all the major networks.