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Committed citizens convince Delta to do the right thing with Highlands proposal

Committed citizens convince Delta to do the right thing with Highlands proposal

Editor: Re: Better way needs to be found to develop neighbourhood plans, letter to the editor, March 16 As a further note to my previous letter, Delta council did the right thing and said "no" to the proposed development on 55A Street.
Teachers pay premiums for their benefits

Teachers pay premiums for their benefits

Editor: Re: Teachers display short memories on salaries, letter to the editor, March 9 Reading W. Baird Blackstone's letter, I received the impression that teachers are the recipients of a litany of subsidized benefits.
Governments extract money from us one cup at a time

Governments extract money from us one cup at a time

It seems that you can't pick up a paper in Delta lately without reading something about the potential for a toll on the George Massey Tunnel. One minute, it's a confidential idea floated by TransLink as the solution to our transit woes.
Lose the amplifiers as well as all those noisy versions of outdoor equipment

Lose the amplifiers as well as all those noisy versions of outdoor equipment

Editor: Re: Bylaw considers music nothing more than noise, letter to the editor, March 2, and Bylaw shouldn't target musicians, letter to the editor, March 14 Dave McIlroy, Lark Bowerman and Kris Bowerman don't tell us why their neighbours judge thei
TFN makes good case for burner

TFN makes good case for burner

So Metro Vancouver is looking for a waste-to-energy plant proponent that has a site secured and local approvals.
Take industrial park traffic out of the mix

Take industrial park traffic out of the mix

Editor: As a recent transplant to Ladner from Richmond, I can only applaud Coun. Ian Paton's initiative to get Steveston Highway bound traffic out of the way quickly.
Rural lifestyle is worth the commute for most people

Rural lifestyle is worth the commute for most people

Editor: Re: Jobs are missing and so are civic efforts to attract them, Community Comment, March 14 I agree with Ed Ries when he says that Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts is out front aggressively promoting her city, a city that is bursting at her seams, wi
Heard it before

Heard it before

Editor: Recent editions of the Optimist have included articles and editorials regarding the great idea to turn the Richmond tourist facility into traffic holding lanes to access Steveston Highway. If you check the Hoover/ Naas proposal at www.
Bus passengers diverted to train to justify its enormous expense

Bus passengers diverted to train to justify its enormous expense

Editor: Re: MLA not giving up on bus, March 16 One must applaud Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington's pursuit in reinstating direct bus service from Delta to Vancouver, but I am afraid it is a forlorn hope.
Scammers call to help 'fix' computers

Scammers call to help 'fix' computers

Editor: This has been going on for a while now and I really think it is time to warn people in the Delta area.