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EDITORIAL: Embrace best EDITORIAL: Debt to society still unpaid part W of the new year ball, Chan was allowed to avoid hen Richmond’s making a street-racing related Yau Chun Stuart presentation to his high-school Chan was senpeers. tenced to two-years less a indicating to a late probation nights for little ones ofﬁcially,While another few his week marks day in jail for the Sept. 15,weeks left officer that he was ready to give replaced with beds hitting in the season, the start of a theto presentation, suddenly 2002 driving-related death pillow while it is still according the tilt of theChanthe newConst. year. Jimmy Ng,Earth’sstopped answering phone, of RCMP outside. access relative to hislight Yes, Jan. 1 is the calendar and couldn’t be reached. Like the weeks following its revolutions around the the court made it clear what beginning of every year As soon as his sentence Newwas Year’s Day, we will debt hetruly owed to society. sun. completed, there was no but, life is governed legal
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of something new, be it another grade of learning or the time, ﬁnally, to quit a nasty habit and replace it with a healthy one. In addition, September is, traditionally, the best month of the year in weather-wise. While we were drenched in June and baked in July and August, September
blesses us with some heat before easing off into the perfect combination of warm days, crisp nights and that autumnal smell that can only be experienced, not described. So, embrace your new start this week. Start an exercise program. Take up a hobby. Join a club. Play some tennis. Resolve to do something for you. After all, the annual long bleak and cold stretch is not far away. Let’s enjoy the best part of the new year while we can. —Kamloops This Week (Black Press)
witness more bodies in Tuesday, Sept. 4, marks But a decade later, by a September start.Ng’s parents mechanism remaining to force gyms, more walkers and the beginning of a new are still grieving in a way only Labour Day (which came him to make that presentation. runners on the roads, more school year for thousands other parents who have lost a and went this week) marks It’s something par- being taken up as hobbies of local kids and adults that Ng’s child can relate to, and gnawthe real end of summer, ents, Dr. aChris and Therese Ng, like January, September, —and it can be jarring ing at them is the factare, that Chan despite the fact there wanted to witness but never is seen as the beginning every year, with didn’t fulfill one of his most changehappened. important committment to the But it’s not too late. community. If Chan has become a man, he Chan turned 29 last month, but can finally give some closure to it remains to be seen whether a couple who is now childless by he’s really matured. displaying some maturity and He’s certainly not the freshlyfulfilling that promise made so minted 19-year-old, who got long ago. behind the wheel of his newly As every day that passes, he’s purchased Honda Civic Si-R and again thumbing his nose at the drove at 130 kilometres per hour court system, the community, through a red light, killing Ng the memory of Jimmy Ng and of who was in a police cruiser while course his parents. out on community patrols. There’s a saying that a man is Today, Chan lives a relatively only as good as his word. anonymous existence in an Until that street-racing presenapartment overlooking Gartation happens, Chan’s debt to den City Park, just a block from society will remain unpaid. where his mom, dad and sister And some would argue, in live. their eyes, he’ll remain morally Jimmy Ng’s family deserves some closure from the man who killed their son. Somehow, through a justice bankrupt. Ng, a Richmond constable, was killed by a street racer 10 years ago. systemTom that Fletcher simply dropped the
Separating oil from manure
IMarking a September to remember was as surprised as anyone to hear about the plan by this newspaper’s owner, David Black, to begin regulatory work on an oil refinery for Kitimat.
the third period and lost 5-4. home television from home. an. How could he say that? scoring the winner in the But then Henderson Well, Stan was far from bedying seconds of the 1972 I made a mad dash from the ing a traitor. He was worldly, scored the winning goals in Summit Series. second floor of the Annex to both the sixth and seventh though. As an RCMP officer That summer all the talk the band room at the other I’ll leave it to others to games. posted to the Canadian leading up to the eightend of the school grounds, comment on the practiThe country was abuzz. embassy in Rome, he was game series was about how cursing myself for not havcality of that plan, and With the series tied and one of the few Canadians it was going to be a walk in ing the guts to skip English whether it would make one game left Game 8 was who wasn’t so parochial as the park for Canada. It was and Math. When I got there the proposed Northern must-see TV. One problem, easy for a 16-year-old to buy to believe the only hockey it was standing room only, Gateway pipeline project it was to be played on a nation in the world was into the hype. Every time and Yvon Cournoyer was more acceptable to B.C.’s weekday morning durCanada. the Olympics rolled around, about to make it 5-5. government and populaEarlier this summer, Environment Terry the B.C. government’s requirements for the we’d province ing school hours. Being Despite the Game 1 Lake outlined Canadians were told Minister of Just as it appeared tion. Black Press news cov- Canada to consider the construction and operation of heavy oil pipelines. a goody-goody, naively thrashing, I believed was at a distinct have to settle for the disaperage, columns, letters to proud of my attendance Canada would prevail, disadvantage because propointment of a tie, Henderthe editor and other reader fessionals from mined oil sands understand. 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And that’s our crude, which is conventionest-proﬁ le pitchmen for intopros drains, from oil Some of that crude 12, Canada was down 5-3. $5 the Soviets win” I took would demolish now. Our cheering wasis necessarily recall a good thing, because the up false that “tar changes, municipal and reﬁned in Washington and Itally wasdrilled. difficult dealing with him onnotion it. their so-called amateurs. more beautiful to the ears offhand. However, it is as someone with a basic Burning coal produces sands” oil generates three industrial wastes and the gasoline and diesel algebraic equations as well As the series marched Then Game 1 in Montreal than any music produced of chemistry more greenhouse gases by timesCanada—a the greenhouse otheraround. sources: 363quick million across barged up to supply B.C. aknowledge day I do remember. asfarthe possible catastrophic 4-1 win rolled Two the band. and some experience in oil goals than oil, as University of gases as conventional oil. gallons. 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