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Neighbours should resolve disagreement

Let's try to boil this B.C.-Alberta pipeline-compensation dispute down to a neighbourhood level.

Law is on trial in Robinson case

Re: "Ex-Mountie case calls for appeal," Aug. 1.

Immigration brought strength to Canada

Re: "Immigrants should pay full costs," July 31. I came to Canada in 1951 as an immigrant. I did not pay one penny for processing my application for a visa. The government of Canada had sent recruiters to Europe to encourage people to apply.

Pit bulls no worse than other breeds

Re: "Pit bull, owner sought after attack on woman and guide dog in park," July 31. Breed discrimination is the same as any other kind of discrimination - and it's not OK. The idea that muzzles should be mandatory for pit bulls makes me cringe.

Railway could transport Alberta's oil products

Re: "An idea from B.C.'s past could change its future," July 29. Jim Hume mentions transporting Alberta's oilsands product by rail to Prince Rupert for shipment to Asia by tanker.
TLC should be exempt from property taxes

TLC should be exempt from property taxes

Re: "Unpaid taxes could force sale of several TLC properties," July 31. Given that The Land Conservancy of B.C.

Nothing wrong with scanning licences

Re: "Privacy czar to investigate licence scans," July 31. Driving a car, though necessary for many of us, is a privilege, not a right. It is earned on competence and kept with good behaviour. If I have done nothing wrong, I need not fear.

Anti-Franco volunteers deserve more recognition

Re: "Untold story in plain view," July 27. It was great to see the story by Cory Ruf on the untold story of the Canadian volunteers who fought against Franco's Spanish fascists in the 1930s.

Contaminated soil a threat to water

Here I sit watching another glorious sunset on Shawnigan Lake, something I have done from birth. I am watching the lake struggle with septic pollution, powerboats and deforestation. This gem is losing its shine.

Somebody needs to stand up for B.C

I do not understand how anybody can believe that Premier Christy Clark really is going to stand up for our province when it comes to the Enbridge pipelines. The last thing we need is her price tag on this catastrophe-in-waiting.