Letters to the Editor for the week of April 26th, 2012 

Delivering another memorable Telus Festival

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  • PHOTO BY CONRAD PETSZCH-KUNZE

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What Europeans tourists to Canada will NOT understand is having to pay taxes and tip in addition of the posted price of a meal.

They are always included in the price of a food item or drink or set menu and will be itemized on the receipt.

Mr. J-L BrussacCoquitlam

Missing Women Commission public policy forums

It is time for the people of British Columbia to lend their voices on how our most vulnerable women can be made safer.

Along with the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry hearings, we are set to hold a series of six important public policy forums as a component of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry Study Commission.

These forums will be held in downtown Vancouver from May 1 to May 10, 2012 and will focus on how to improve the safety and security of vulnerable women. More information can be found by going to the commission's website at www.missingwomeninquiry.ca.

The Public Policy Forums need the input, feedback and ideas of the people of British Columbia. While the information gathered in these forums is not considered evidence relevant to the testimony put forward in the hearings, your input will provide me with proposals for change and related contextual information that will help to inform the writing of my report.

We need to hear from you — as mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles and friends. We need to hear from you as a person, as a fellow human being, as someone who cares about improving the safety and security of vulnerable women who are still at risk today. We need you to tell us what you feel needs to be addressed, improved upon and changed – so a report can be produced that has practical, effective recommendations that can be implemented in the real world that we live in.

While space is limited at the public policy forums in Vancouver, there are many additional ways to participate. The forums will be live streamed via our website at www.missingwomeninquiry.ca you can provide your feedback via email at participate@missingwomeninquiry.ca or send a letter to us at #1402 – 808 Nelson Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2H2.

We are asking the good people of British Columbia to stand up and tell us what you believe needs to be done to help save the lives of vulnerable women at extreme risk.

Wally Oppal, Q.C., commissioner Missing Women Commission of Inquiry

The Point says thanks

The Point Artist-Run Centre Society would like to thank all of those who helped make our Summer 2012 fundraiser at Creekbread a great success and a great time.

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