Letters to the Editor

Throne speech draws comment

The throne speech indicates that in the not too distant future I will be able to renew my prescriptions for asthma, without going back to my doctor.

I’m not holding my breath!

As a senior who has been asthmatic all my life, I have used the same pharmacy for 25 years, and the same drug for decades longer.

As an intelligent adult I know I cannot overdose, and I know the drug is of no value on the street corner.

So why am I made to jump through hoops every three months, wasting my time and the doctor’s time just to buy inhalers?

Could it be that the billing at the doctor’s office, and the billing at the pharmacy is more important and lucrative?

I can see George Abbott’s head nodding up and down in agreement.

Sheila Gair

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Power smart

I was impressed when I heard today’s throne speech about the new initiatives in B.C.

It’s good to see the Liberal party bringing out new initiatives that will benefit the environment. Two things involving the environment that really caught my attention were the new power meters that will be installed in every house by 2012, as well as the new “LiveSmart BC” policy.

It’s good to see the government taking action to fight global warming, while at the same time improving the economy to the best it has ever been in B.C

Ciaran Olsen

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No ‘elite’

How about that? The good people of White Rock, South Surrey and Tsawwassen got their way to have airplane flight paths changed without anyone having to state publicly that they are “the elite,” a la the Arbutus corridor in Vancouver.

Neil Dyck

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