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Opinion

The middle ground on drugs

There is a middle ground between drug prohibition and blanket legalization ["Prohibition still doesn't work," The Chief, April 17]. Switzerland's heroin maintenance program has been shown to reduce disease, death and crime among chronic users.

Ignatieff spoke nonsense

Mr. Ignatieff does not recognize a basement from a foundation ["Ignatieff presents views on Squamish and the economy," The Chief, March 27].

Unfathomable dumping

I amwriting today to express my disgust with a specific minority of residents of this town who display an almost unimaginable lack of respect for the rest of this community and our environment.

The costs of bottled water

In Canada in 2005, we consumed about 60 litres per person per year, more than double just five years earlier. In BC 23 percent of us consume at least three-quarters of our daily intake via bottled water.

Questions pending

Last Wednesday Tzeporah Berman presented a compelling case formajor commitment to replacing our greenhouse gas economy with a green one.

Thanks Rotary

Playground Builders would like to thank the Squamish Rotary and those in the community who attended Owen Carney's tribute night. The $6,000 donation by Rotary will be used to help build a playground at a school in Afghanistan.

Mea Culpa

Regarding the article on the STV campaign in the current edition ["Locals peddle new STV electoral system," The Chief, April 10], I miscommunicated a factual item to you and I need to remedy this error.

Volunteer associations are invaluable

These days council is immersed in the budget. Budget deliberations are the most intensive piece of work we do annually. This year is a tough one.

The face of apathy

All this attention to the homeless these days certainly can make you feel good somewhat ["Homeless shelter goes ahead," The Chief, April 10].

How to stay healthy during travel

The Winter Olympics in Vancouver brought thousands of people into our region from around the world. At least two of them arrived with a disease now rare in Canada: measles. The result was an outbreak of the disease in British Columbia.
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