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Let's not turn Tsawwassen into another busy suburb

Let's not turn Tsawwassen into another busy suburb

Editor: Re: Public to get say on Southlands, Oct. 19 The front page story in last Wednesday's paper elicited a groan from this reader. Yet another Southlands article. Yet another lengthy public consultation process. More time, energy and money spent.
Education system must evolve so students leave with hope

Education system must evolve so students leave with hope

A few weeks ago I wrote about going back to school and the B.C. Liberal government's Jobs Plan. Time for an update. In following the "occupy" movement, a number of issues have permeated to the forefront.
Quantity has way of destroying quality

Quantity has way of destroying quality

Editor: Is it true that land development is inevitable and desirable? Is it the measurement of a community's happiness, personal well-being and collective evolution? I presume the majority of us that choose to live in Tsawwassen and Ladner do so beca
Short straw doesn't stop Southlands developer

Short straw doesn't stop Southlands developer

Editor: Re: Public to get say on Southlands, Oct. 19 I read that Delta council intends to seek public input into development of the Southlands, and was naturally overjoyed. What a novel concept! That sounds like true democracy at work.
Booklets explain where tax dollars go

Booklets explain where tax dollars go

Editor: How often have you wondered what becomes of all those precious dollars you keep paying out for taxes? Well, here's some good news. Under the Financial Disclosures Act, you can get a copy of not one, but two booklets.
New highway won't do anything to alleviate tunnel congestion

New highway won't do anything to alleviate tunnel congestion

Editor: Re: Tunnel wake-up call needed, Guest Editorial, Oct. 14 While I respect the right of your editorialists to express their opinions in the Optimist, I do think some basic reality checking is required before publication.
Bus must feed hungry train

Bus must feed hungry train

Editor: Re: Little hope 601 goes downtown again, Oct. 19 I read in amusement about TransLink's very weak excuse for not operating the 601 bus and the 602/3/4 buses to downtown and instead insisting bus customers transfer to the Canada Line.
Seven billion reasons to overcome planet's challenges

Seven billion reasons to overcome planet's challenges

Editor: During the many complex issues this planet is facing including economic issues, geopolitical instability, conflict that is reverberating across the globe as well as anthropogenic caused climate and environmental changes we are faced with a pl
New highway taking toll on province's social programs

New highway taking toll on province's social programs

EDITOR: The Metro Vancouver Mayors' Council missed an excellent opportunity to hold the provincial government's feet to the fire.
Occupy movement pressing for needed change

Occupy movement pressing for needed change

Editor: Readers of the Optimist may have seen a commentary piece by Paul Kershaw in Monday's Vancouver Sun (Movement should change focus, Oct. 18). I would like to thank him for his "unsolicited advice.