against three people accused of running a dial-a-dope ring under the guise of a medicinal marijuana service, ruling the case has taken too long to get to trial.
Thank you to the first parent, Natasha Etherington, who has the backbone to speak out for all the dyslexic children in B.C. I am a 12-year-old dyslexic boy who has been through two school districts and four different schools.
"Assessment of all aspects of a child's life within three months after he or she begins school is essential to understanding that child's capacity to learn. That is important for every child but is especially so for aboriginal children and children in care of the government."
A parent is imploring the school district to test children for dyslexia, saying the system is failing B.C. students.
TRACING the narrow path between two thin lines while wearing an eye-patch may seem like an odd antidote to dyslexia, but for Trevor Bestwick, it worked like a charm.
A North Vancouver father says he's elated after winning a landmark court case that ruled the North Vancouver School District discriminated against his dyslexic son.
Kudos to Jane Seyd for reporting on Jeff and Rick Moore's Supreme Court case on the school district's response to dyslexia (Dyslexia Case Goes to Supreme, Wednesday, March 21, North Shore News). Kudos also to Rick Moore for his tireless efforts and care for his son and others like him.
Seniors Variety Plus ... The Maple Ridge Seniors Variety Plus is conducting a membership drive. Anyone interested in being part of a musicial comedy group is welcome to join - it's not necessary to be a great singer, dancer, or actor. The seniors variety plus group put on shows twice a year at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Activity Centre. Ladies and men 55 or older are welcome. Info: Mae at 604-459-9709 or Gwen at 604-476-9306.
February 23 ... Cinema Politica presents (Astro) Turf Wars: How Corporate America Is Faking Grassroots Movements. An 'astroturf' campaign is a fake grassroots movement founded, funded, and organized by lobbying firms, public relations companies, or interest groups. This is an investigative documentary examining the murky world behind the "grassroots" groups that have previously sprung up to oppose things like environmental legislation and healthcare reform, andThe film will be shown from 7 to 9 p.m. at Maple Ridge Municipal Hall, 11995 Haney Pl. Admission is free. Coffee and popcorn will be served. Info: www.cinemapolitica.org/ridgemeadows.
Re: "Painful truth: Make the language pain stop," opinion column, Friday, Oct. 7.