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Letters: Housing affordability and Sechelt’s new zoning bylaw

Letters: Housing affordability and Sechelt’s new zoning bylaw

'If I were to develop my property to the full capacity for short-term rentals, the views of my neighbours behind me would be largely obliterated, and my front yard would be turned into a parking lot for the required seven spaces. While the visual and traffic impacts would be significant, this would likely be more lucrative than providing rental housing.'
Letters: Suggestions for those running with dogs

Letters: Suggestions for those running with dogs

Jack Knox: Ferry delayed to give grads their special night

Jack Knox: Ferry delayed to give grads their special night

The ferries might seem romantic or exotic to starry-eyed tourists gawking at the postcard-pretty scenery sliding by, but to a lot of kids they’re just the school bus.
Letter: In praise of lifesaving paramedics on the Coast

Letter: In praise of lifesaving paramedics on the Coast

'In the early hours of May 25, my husband suffered a nearly fatal heart attack. Waking up at 12:30 a.m. with severe chest pain, or as my husband described it, “a brick in my chest” he sensed that this was a critical situation.'
Letter: The George’s development permit has lapsed – now we have an opportunity

Letter: The George’s development permit has lapsed – now we have an opportunity

'We at GWDA are not opposed to a hotel and condominium project on the waterfront but we object to this proposal because it allows a height over three times our Official Community Plan (OCP), the loss of a public roadway, undue threats to our aquifer and the destruction of numerous trees in Winegarden Park.'
Opinion: Heat dome death toll crystallizes need to build resilient home support systems

Opinion: Heat dome death toll crystallizes need to build resilient home support systems

What happens if you live alone and fall seriously ill? Who can care for you? Having been bedridden twice in the last six months (though luckily with a husband to look after her), the issue is top of mind for Connie Jordison.
Letters: Comparing the tax premium to live in Sechelt with a town of comparable size

Letters: Comparing the tax premium to live in Sechelt with a town of comparable size

'In Sechelt, a property with an assessed value of $589,000 has a tax bill before grants of $4,064.06. In View Royal, a property with an assessed value of $970,700 has a tax bill before grants of $3,485.21.'
Opinion: Recommendations, yes, apologies, no, in wake of heat dome tragedy

Opinion: Recommendations, yes, apologies, no, in wake of heat dome tragedy

A report from the provincial coroner’s “death review panel” makes it impossible to single out a clear culprit for the deaths of 619 victims in last June’s heat dome
Opinion: The need for less speed on neighbourhood streets a top safety priority for most British Columbians

Opinion: The need for less speed on neighbourhood streets a top safety priority for most British Columbians

Decreasing the speed limit on residential streets is a popular idea with supporters of all three major parties in B.C.
Letter: What can be done about housing with Sechelt's new zoning bylaw?

Letter: What can be done about housing with Sechelt's new zoning bylaw?

'That said, a number of community members, including seniors have basically been put on the streets as of June 1 with more to come. I’m very unclear as to why, with all this zoning and STR input the last few months, why permits have not been allowed for RVs to be parked, or zoning for tiny houses permitted with in the town’s boundaries.'