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Not enough independence for the municipal auditor general

Not enough independence for the municipal auditor general

The legislature recently passed the Auditor General for Local Government Act. While I firmly support the work that auditors general do to improve governance and accountability, I must advise you I voted against this deeply flawed legislation.
Tax preparation help for low-income Deltans

Tax preparation help for low-income Deltans

The Ladner Pioneer Library is offering Basic Tax Preparation for LowIncome Households this spring.
Deltaport's expansion plan belies its cry for a continued break on civic property taxes

Deltaport's expansion plan belies its cry for a continued break on civic property taxes

Editor: Re: MLAs critical of tax break for ports becoming permanent, Feb.
Preserving homes has a price

Preserving homes has a price

Everyone loves a heritage home. Preserving and maintaining it, well, that's another story.
Cleaning out the freezer has surprising results

Cleaning out the freezer has surprising results

Never know what's going to end up on dinner table
Duty to abolish an unjust law

Duty to abolish an unjust law

Editor: Re: Just because it's legal doesn't mean it's moral, letter to the editor, Feb. 24 The writer posits that a proposal to legalize marijuana is tantamount to ensuring that "criminals are never morally culpable for their deeds.
Corporation already offers ways to cut utility bill

Corporation already offers ways to cut utility bill

Editor: Re: Seniors shouldn't pay as much as families, letter to the editor, Feb. 17 While I love my grandparents dearly, I can't agree with Linda Frey's request that seniors exclusively should be given a break on their utility fees.
Dog owners alerted 'Grove field has been planted

Dog owners alerted 'Grove field has been planted

Editor: The field behind Beach Grove Park is being plowed and the farmer has asked me to make sure that no dogs run into the plowed and seeded field. Please respect the farmer's hard work and keep your dogs off the field.
Controversy never far off when it comes to land transactions

Controversy never far off when it comes to land transactions

There is no black and white when it comes to land use. Land has been bought, sold and traded forever. In recent human history, it has also been zoned. Land transactions, no matter how convoluted, annoying or emotionally charged, are not going away.
Support for Bishop's motion to buy Paterson Park

Support for Bishop's motion to buy Paterson Park

Editor: Re: Councillor puts forward motion to buy Paterson Park, Feb. 24 As Ladner residents, we would like to support the motion put forward by Coun. Sylvia Bishop to explore acquisition of the public land at Ladner Trunk Road and Highway 17.