Category: Letters to Editor

REIMAGINE ‘BLACK FRIDAY’

November 28, 2019 Black Friday is coming up very quickly and we really need to think about it as an inclusive society. Maybe we should come up with another term. The term “Black Friday” was first used on Sept. 24, 1869, when two investors, Jay Gould and Jim Fisk, drove up the price of gold […]

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Get Home Safely!

A few days ago at around 4 a.m., I heard a noise on the front stoop of the house that sounded louder than the usual masked suspects, raccoons. I opened the door to find a freezing young woman on the staircase leading to my entrance. Freezing. At 4 a.m. At -20 C with wind chill. […]

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Gas Prices in BC. IT’S ECONOMICS 101

Greed is good. In the words of the character Gordon Gekko (Wall Street and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.”  The recent report to the BC Utility Commission’s inquiry into gas and diesel prices in the region said media commentary blaming price spikes on “chronic shortages” or lack of pipeline capacity appears […]

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Time to demand proportional representation

Once again, the farce we call our democratic system raises its ugly head with the simple fact that Canada’s popular vote does not reflect the seats in the house. A promise broken by the Liberals. One of many. Did you know that the Liberal committee’s own report recommended proportional representation? However, Liberal members refused to go […]

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Educate on making a change for the climate

IT’S JUST GREAT that people are waking up to climate change. In the ’60s, we had hippies who demanded change. Yeah, but they became materialistic yuppies. Gen X was completely ignored because yuppies couldn’t share the limelight. Gen Y/Millennials are now leading the charge from the comfort of what has been handed down to them. Maybe […]

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