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Stabbing linked to poor mental health services

Stabbing linked to poor mental health services

The stabbing of 13-year-old Letisha Reimer (deceased) and her friend in Abbotsford happened in conjunction with and as a direct result of seriously inadequate mental health services available to the people of B.C. It is no secret that B.
Lest we forget

Lest we forget

Sgt. Marc D. Leger, Cpl. Ainsworth Dyer, Pte. Richard A. Green, and Pte. Nathan Smith, April 18, 2002. Sgt. Robert Short and Cpl. Robbie Beerenfenger, October 2, 2003. Cpl. Jamie Murphy, January 27, 2004. Pte. Braun Woodfield, November 24, 2005.
Don’t wait for someone to die before you begin planning for succession

Don’t wait for someone to die before you begin planning for succession

Two weeks after my 16th birthday my father died suddenly on a flight back to Vancouver from somewhere in central B.C. Over the ensuing few days, his meagre assets were distributed among my siblings and me, more or less evenly.
In Kansas the morning after

In Kansas the morning after

Nothing will wake a person up more than hearing that the 2016 U.S. election went to Donald J. Trump. The man who literally lied on average one time per minute at the debates won the presidential election.
America finally gets it right

America finally gets it right

It's morning in America again. After the long night of Obama's reign that has not seen any real or meaningful growth in the U.S.
Change agent

Change agent

As Don Henley sings, everything can change in a New York minute.
Hydro statement misleading about power producers

Hydro statement misleading about power producers

RE: Site C to pay for itself over 70 years. In his letter, Dave Conway from BC Hydro defends the 70 year economic life of Site C but does not indicate that private sector hydro projects also have the same economic life span.
Shed stolen from AiMHi community garden

Shed stolen from AiMHi community garden

We had a wonderful year with our Community Garden here at AiMHi.
Citizen editorial page a good read

Citizen editorial page a good read

The Nov. 2nd Citizen editorial page was one of the better ones, with numerous letters expressing a variety of opinions, each letter making some good points and some not so good points.
Women in charge

Women in charge

In some ways, it made no difference whether Hillary Clinton won or lost last night's U.S. presidential election. No one - at least publicly - believes anymore that a woman is incapable of being president.