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Survey: Majority of respondents have little faith in government to eradicate homelessness in B.C.

Survey: Majority of respondents have little faith in government to eradicate homelessness in B.C.

Four in five British Columbians say they believe homelessness has increased in the province over the past three years.
Jack Knox: We live longer if we read, study says, but does quality matter?

Jack Knox: We live longer if we read, study says, but does quality matter?

Book Bash is encouraging people to read more
Don't tell me COVID is over: One daughter's grief story

Don't tell me COVID is over: One daughter's grief story

This New Westminster Record reporter lost her father in July. Here, she shares her grief journey.
Survey: Measuring the integration of metrification across the country

Survey: Measuring the integration of metrification across the country

The 1970s were a time of change in Canada, not just politically and sociologically but also in the way we measured things.

Letter: The story of Roberts Creek

Roberts Creek got its name from a fisherman called Billy Roberts.

Letter: Keeping Stonehurst

'Stonehurst is of historical and visual interest to the village and if the only remaining corner of Gibsons’s most visible intersection becomes yet another boringly pristine development, our village will become yet another Whistler lookalike.'

Letter: A fable for our road

'Could we twin-lane some parts of the road between Gibsons and Sechelt, and let busses, trucks, and high occupancy cars only use them? Maybe B-Train busses with room for bikes inside? Park-and-ride bus stations? More separated bike and mini electric car lanes? It could be fun to think of other ways to get around. '

Letter: The importance of newspapers

'Only a newspaper is responsible for checking the facts before reporting and for ensuring that all sides of the story get heard. I am particularly worried about the labelling, name-calling, and posting of photos and private information on social media sites. These sites seem to be obsessed with rewarding the “good” and punishing the “bad.”'

Letter: Protect at least 30 per cent

'Old forest is defined by density of veteran overstory trees and snags, vertical canopy differentiation, understory shrub and herb cover, coarse woody debris, and disturbance history. SCCF Operations is still targeting these types of locally rare older stands in Halfmoon Bay, Gray Creek Watershed and the Wilson Creek Watershed which remains controversial.'

Letter: Relief for seedlings

'I don’t know who is officially responsible for the seedlings but I wonder if other walkers, including the many dog walkers who use the trail, would consider bringing extra water to give relief to some baby trees each time they pass during this hot spell?'