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Editor, For many weeks, we have been both horrified and touched by the stories and pictures in newspapers, on television and on the Internet. With 60 million refugees worldwide, Pope Francis and many others are calling this the worst refugee crisis since the end of Word War II. Thousands upon thousands are surging into Europe, fleeing from the war in Syria and from other life-threatening conditions in the Middle East and Africa. Most heart-wrenching are the photographs of little children — a girl crying from hunger or a toddler lifeless from drowning.
Community Events, October 2015
Editor, On the flag that represents the philosophy of the confederacy, Germany outlawed the display of the swastika in any form, but as anyone who has been to Germany will tell you, they do not deny or hide what it represents — a very dark, disgusting time in their history. Museums, plaques and displays tell the story of those dark days.
Editor, I’ve been following the great bunny debate in Langley with a great deal of interest. It seems that some people have decided that the bunnies in Langley are a problem, a fact of which I have not been convinced. I personally think that they are a lovely decoration in our town.
Editor, The upcoming mayor’s race in Langley is a pivotal moment. We need a leader who can get things done and work with myriad of stakeholders as our town confronts changes that come with the growing needs of our citizens and businesses. The mayor’s job consists of making sure our utilities and streets work efficiently and effectively. Managing employees and the budget, listening and addressing the concerns of citizens, representing the city in the region, carrying out the priorities set by the council for the year, connecting with businesses and merchants and, of course, running council meetings are all part of the job description. The mayor is an administrator and Tim Callison has had many successful years of experience as an administrator for an international company.
Editor, I had the great pleasure of working for Tim for six years in his capacity as president of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Americas. As Trelleborg was my first job post-college, Tim set the bar sky-high for any and all employers I may have the rest of my career. I still remember the first time I met him. During my interview, I was given a tour that included a stop by his office. You would think that the president of a company would be too busy to speak with a lowly potential co-op college student, but with Tim you would be wrong. He stopped what he was doing and warmly welcomed me, asking me a couple of questions about myself. He made me feel like I was every bit as important as he was.