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Letters: Dear Sechelt, be like Gibsons, phase out ‘commercial’ STRs

Letters: Dear Sechelt, be like Gibsons, phase out ‘commercial’ STRs

'This really opens a can of worms, as who is going to be allowed to be STR commercial when there are three that I know of in my neighbourhood. How are they going to decide which ones stay and which ones go?'
Opinion: It's hard to be a good long-term landlord on the Coast

Opinion: It's hard to be a good long-term landlord on the Coast

'While the BC government capped rent increases for residential properties at 1.5 per cent this year, increases for property taxes and utilities, two of the larger expenses that I need to cover with the rent that I charge, went up by 28 per cent over last year’s levels.'
Opinion: Support grows for B.C. anti-corruption commissioner following release of Cullen Commission report

Opinion: Support grows for B.C. anti-corruption commissioner following release of Cullen Commission report

Research Co. and Glacier Media last asked about the Cullen Commission in October 2021 and found a public that welcomed a deeper analysis into how people were illogically allowed to bring in hockey bags full of cash into casinos.
Les Leyne: RBCM fiasco 'on me,' Horgan says

Les Leyne: RBCM fiasco 'on me,' Horgan says

Horgan did his best to absorb all the responsibility for what happened
Opinion: Economic outlook on the near and far horizon: dark clouds of misery and gloom

Opinion: Economic outlook on the near and far horizon: dark clouds of misery and gloom

Local businesses are anxious, many are wounded by the pandemic, most are concerned about the near future.
Opinion: Housing shortage is 'hollowing out' the Coast

Opinion: Housing shortage is 'hollowing out' the Coast

If Lori Pratt, who is a realtor, can't find housing, what hope is there for the rest of us?
Letters: It's hard enough navigating Gibsons now – imagine it with Stonehurst traffic

Letters: It's hard enough navigating Gibsons now – imagine it with Stonehurst traffic

'Currently, there are five stop signs in the short stretch from Gower Point/Gibsons Way to North Fletcher Road. Right of way becomes a driving instructor’s intelligence test.'

Letters: ‘Picture This’

Letters: Consultation on Sechelt's new zoning bylaw – what’s the point?

Letters: Consultation on Sechelt's new zoning bylaw – what’s the point?

'Bylaw 580 is a significant and complex land use document and the proposed changes are major for West Sechelt residents. As every residential property will be rezoned via this bylaw, residents need a clear understanding of what this will mean as these new regulations will affect them for years to come.'
Letters: Coast must act to prevent future heat wave deaths

Letters: Coast must act to prevent future heat wave deaths

'The majority of these deaths occurred indoors. At the same time, many of our community members who are homeless, or who are inadequately housed, also face danger from these extreme weather conditions. B.C. will at last finally implement a Heat Alert Warning System but this is not enough to directly help people.'