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Opinion: Celebrating our social workers during Social Work Week

Opinion: Celebrating our social workers during Social Work Week

“Once you become a social worker,” a professor told us in social work school, “you will be one 24 hours/day. For your parents, kids, friends, strangers, colleagues, and clients.”  Social Work Week is when we can stop, reflect, and celebrate our many important roles.
Letter: Sue Big Oil commitment a visionary move for Gibsons

Letter: Sue Big Oil commitment a visionary move for Gibsons

'They’re rolling in obscene profits while they pour more and more fuel on the flames engulfing our world. They defiantly increase production and emissions year after year, and continue to receive billions in public subsidies.'
Rob Shaw: B.C. has 11 days left to spend all of its unprecedented surplus. It likely can't

Rob Shaw: B.C. has 11 days left to spend all of its unprecedented surplus. It likely can't

The B.C. government has embarked on an unprecedented spending spree over the past four months, shovelling billions of dollars of an unexpectedly large budget surplus out the door to community groups, transit organizations and municipalities.
Letters: A new proposal for Glassford Road – move the barricade once more

Letters: A new proposal for Glassford Road – move the barricade once more

'Move the barricades to the north end of the intersection of Glassford Road and Dogwood Road. This would create a conforming cul-de-sac on Glassford Road from Truman Road south to Dogwood Road resulting in minimal traffic in the area of the local daycare.'

Letters: Coming together in prayer

'Members of the World Day of Prayer Planning Committee for 2023 would like to express our appreciation to the people and participating faith groups of the Gibsons, Sechelt, and Madeira Park communities that came together to make this year’s service the success it was.'
Letters: Families, women, are bearing our health care burden

Letters: Families, women, are bearing our health care burden

'Many seniors’ services rely on a shrinking pool of volunteers, often senior women themselves. Our healthcare system depends annually on billions of hours of unpaid work by family caregivers – also mostly women – who sacrifice our careers, income, future pension, home life, and mental health for our loved ones.'
Rob Shaw: For Premier David Eby, doling out cash isn't rewarding

Rob Shaw: For Premier David Eby, doling out cash isn't rewarding

In using his nearly $6 billion budget surplus, Eby expected more of a political payoff
Rob Shaw: Surplus spending not yet moving the needle on crises – or BC NDP’s popularity problem

Rob Shaw: Surplus spending not yet moving the needle on crises – or BC NDP’s popularity problem

How much support can $6 billion buy you? It’s a question Premier David Eby must be asking, after shovelling a good chunk of that cash out the door recently in a bonanza of feel-good announcements – yet largely failing to see any resulting
Opinion: Canadians' support of capital punishment for murder ticks up after several years of stability

Opinion: Canadians' support of capital punishment for murder ticks up after several years of stability

Over the past couple of years, discussions about the death penalty have carried on in some countries. The United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union (EU) precipitated a debate on the reconsideration of capital punishment.
Letters: Don’t sell the parking lot by Stonehurst

Letters: Don’t sell the parking lot by Stonehurst

'Gibsons council should not sell or rezone the town’s valuable historic “parking” property for the sake of another condo development in Lower Gibsons. Not to mention the anticipated traffic in and out of a garage on the 21 per cent grade School Road, which is pretty dangerous as is! '
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