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Letters: Don’t sell the land

Todd Whitcombe: The tragedy behind the need for food banks

Todd Whitcombe: The tragedy behind the need for food banks

In a country as affluent as Canada, how is it that we have so many people, children included, suffering from food insecurity?
Jack Knox: Running the gauntlet of outstretched hands at Christmas

Jack Knox: Running the gauntlet of outstretched hands at Christmas

Some days, going shopping during the holidays is like running a gauntlet of outstretched beggar bowls.
Letters: Camp Byng is a special place, please prioritize its reopening

Letters: Camp Byng is a special place, please prioritize its reopening

'Over the years, Camp Byng has offered the chance for my children to learn from Indigenous Elders, teachers, trades people, community leaders, authors, scientists, artists and parents who shared their expertise and passions while surrounded by the lush, forested trails and coastal beach of Camp Byng.'
Letters: Is modular chemical storage at Sechelt sewage plant a risk to community?

Letters: Is modular chemical storage at Sechelt sewage plant a risk to community?

'While it is somewhat comforting to know that the containers meet health and safety standards for workers, the central issue is whether those chemicals stored on that site pose risks to the adjacent residents should an accident occur.'
Bob Mackin: Reviewing the B.C. government's COVID-19 review

Bob Mackin: Reviewing the B.C. government's COVID-19 review

A look at the provincial response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Letters: Installing ice at the Sechelt arena was the wrong decision

Letters: Installing ice at the Sechelt arena was the wrong decision

'How do those five directors justify directing our water supply to an ice rink while residents have so much angst about keeping our only local hospital, our businesses and our farms supplied?'
Letters: Rethink the Gibsons council meeting changes

Letters: Rethink the Gibsons council meeting changes

'This new plan to reduce council meetings to one a month will reduce delegations by half and leave little time for debate. It also will do away with public inquiries, committee reports and councillor reports, all to speed up the agenda. Where does that leave the engaged citizen like myself? There is absolutely no time to hear concerns from the taxpaying citizen!'
Rob Shaw: What to expect from Eby’s first cabinet announcement

Rob Shaw: What to expect from Eby’s first cabinet announcement

Eby’s choices will reveal the future of his government, its priorities and where he intends to take the province over the next two years.
Survey: Religion’s importance is on the decline in Canada and the United States

Survey: Religion’s importance is on the decline in Canada and the United States

British Columbians continue to show a uniqueness in abandoning both labels and places of worship.
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