Minister of Public Security and Solicitor Basic Mike Farnworth on the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler.

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I hope Public Security Minister Mike Farnworth isn’t getting lily-livered and letting cries of “money seize” deter him from doing his responsibility by bringing in intersection cameras. A money seize is when the police arrange a radar entice on the backside of a steep hill. However red-light runners are harmful and must be deterred.


I see somebody run stable purple lights day by day. In 2017, ICBC paid out $4.eight billion in claims, extra that 60 per cent of which had been intersection “accidents.” A median of 60,000 persons are injured and 73 killed on B.C. roads annually.

I say seize as a lot money as you possibly can from these infractions. Share the proceeds with municipal police forces and ICBC. Perhaps a success or two within the pockets will assist these characters change their driving habits.

Harry Powell, Surrey

Pace cameras wanted

The provincial authorities must get the velocity cameras up and working earlier than daylight saving time ends on Nov. 4. With out fail, on the primary afternoon rush hour after we flip the clocks again, some pedestrian will get hit by a automobile and is injured or killed.

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Carol Beatch, Burnaby

Third crossing wanted

North Shore visitors gridlock is the results of elevated quantity of each business and non-commercial autos travelling to and from Vancouver Island, Squamish, Whistler and the Sunshine Coast. Because of greater housing prices on the North Shore, staff usually stay elsewhere and are pressured to commute.

We’d like a 3rd crossing to Belcarra Regional Park, connecting to the freeway system in Coquitlam and onto the Port Mann Bridge. That would cut back numerous visitors on Freeway 1 by Burnaby.

Joe Hussey, North Vancouver

Assuage your guilt

I do know lots of people should be feeling responsible about having $10 payments with an image of Sir. John A. Macdonald on them. To finish these emotions of guilt, please ship them to me and I can be comfortable to place them to good use.

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I’m simply exhibiting my kindness by serving to of us throughout these attempting occasions to be freed from any of Macdonald’s sins, which I’ll bear.

Roger Reimer, Burnaby

What about First Nations’ previous behaviour?

Was I the one one who laughed studying about how an genuine Haida totem pole was erected in Surrey, all within the identify of reconciliation, when the Haida themselves had been identified to come back down the coast and into the Fraser Valley to hunt for slaves? Everybody else should apologize for his or her ancestors proudly owning slaves, don’t they? Or is that only for non-natives?

Sufficient with the political correctness baffle-gaff of native reconciliation. Everybody must get on with life with out perpetually enjoying the sufferer card.

Robert Rock, Mission

Surrey homeless not served

There’s a large distinction within the modular housing in Vancouver in comparison with Surrey. Because the folks from the Surrey Strip had been housed of their new jail compounds, town has turned its again on the remainder of the homeless folks.

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My husband and I are nonetheless homeless and so are plenty of different folks. When you drive previous the MCC Thrift Retailer any morning, you will note individuals who have been kicked out of the modular housing.

Why doesn’t authorities purchase up a number of the homes which are sitting empty? My husband and I and my uncle would like to have a kind of homes to stay in and repair up for ourselves.

Daybreak Aitken, Surrey

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