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Hats Off to Lewall and the others

Hats Off to Lewall and the others

Lost in the shadow of last Saturday's municipal election was the annual Hats Off gala hosted by the Delta Chamber of Commerce, an event that shouldn't take a back seat to anything.
Protesters need new approach to connect with public

Protesters need new approach to connect with public

Editor: From the perspective of an 84-year-old, the history of the occupy movement is worrisome. The first thing that worried me was that Wall Street had been occupied for about two weeks before any news media in B.C. mentioned it.
Army cadets are far from a 'brand new' regiment

Army cadets are far from a 'brand new' regiment

Editor: Re: Air cadets are deserving of same treatment, letter to the editor, Nov. 16 I would like to bring to the attention of C.
Lines not well defined on Hwy. 17

Lines not well defined on Hwy. 17

Editor: I have been aware of this for a long time, but after almost getting sideswiped twice in a week I feel something has to be done before someone is seriously hurt or worse on Highway 17 near Ladner Trunk Road.
Plenty of reasons to protect farmland from growing port

Plenty of reasons to protect farmland from growing port

Editor: Re: Prince Rupert not good option, letter to the editor, Nov. 16 I'll be the first to admit we are facing a challenge. What some call "economic progress" means turning what remains of our worldclass farmland into an industrial park.
Glad candidate wasn't elected to two offices

Glad candidate wasn't elected to two offices

Editor: I am somewhat relieved the voters of Delta chose not to confer two elected municipal positions on one candidate and by a substantial majority rebuked his bid for the senior office.
Jackson doesn't need votes in Tsawwassen to get re-elected

Jackson doesn't need votes in Tsawwassen to get re-elected

I am going to review some voting data from the 2011 municipal election with regard to the mayor's race. Forty-nine per cent of registered voters live in South Delta and 51 per cent in North Delta.
Orwellian scene as humanoids instal smart meters

Orwellian scene as humanoids instal smart meters

Editor: Electricity, the light and warmth it provides, is my friend. The cost goes up, as do all costs. It is metered. The little numbers go round and round and a nice man checks the numbers occasionally before I am billed.
Voters don't see a need for change

Voters don't see a need for change

We're satisfied. There are lots of ways to interpret the results of Saturday's municipal election, but given the familiar look of our new local government it's hard to argue with the contention that voters are quite happy to maintain the status quo.
Effective politicians must be able to achieve compromise

Effective politicians must be able to achieve compromise

Hopefully, as you read this, you have or are planning to vote in the municipal election. As was noted earlier in the week in this paper, municipal elections don't generate too much interest.