Fan hopes to see another B.C. Lions game
I was at the first B.C. Lions home game in 1954. I was 14. I was there when the Lions won their first game and jubilant fans carried pieces of the wooden goal posts across Hastings Street. A few years later, I was on the sidelines with my friend, Hugh Harris, when we stole a football that had gone out of bounds. After arriving in the morning from my football fan mother’s funeral, I was in the end zone with our younger son when Lui Passaglia kicked the winning field goal on the last play of the game as the Lions defeated Baltimore in the 1994 Grey Cup game.
By the end of July, my wife and I and all our friends will have received our second “Dix Fix”. The CFL is scheduled to start in August. I hope to see another B.C. Lions game.
John Mountain, New Westminster
PNE should be on the move
Watching the news of the province giving the PNE $1 million in aid, then having the PNE CEO saying thanks but it doesn’t really help, is just one of many reasons the PNE should be on the move. Times they are a-changin’.
With massive growth in the Fraser Valley, from Delta to Chilliwack, it would be a no brainer. The Valley would be a better location, especially now with SkyTrain coming (hopefully soon) to Langley. The Cloverdale fair grounds could be a possibility, with the race track, casino and a lot of infrastructure in place. The sale of the PNE land would easily offset any cost of moving.
Dale Nordal, Langley
Money laundering inquiry
The public inquiry into money laundering in B.C. has now concluded, and while there have been some alarming disclosures, these are mainly about the amount of money involved and the blatant manner in which it took place. What is more concerning is that, based on what has been published, the inquiry has not really dug as deep as needed to unearth the truth.
Witnesses have largely been allowed to point fingers at others, with little pushback or follow up from the inquiry lawyers. It appears that the government’s resistance to calling the inquiry may well have been justified, as I fear we will get a wholly unsatisfactory result. The truth is out there and we need to find it.
Bob Elliott, Port Coquitlam
Police called to break up beach parties
Once again, I see that the police had to be called to disperse a Friday-night beach party at English Bay. I understand that they
“shined bright lights ” to help break up the crowd. What a waste of manpower and energy. Seems to me bringing the VFD fireboat around and creating a “rainstorm” might be an alternative solution to this re-occurring problem. I always leave the beach when it starts to rain.
Brian Webster, Langley
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