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Ice demand is there

Editor: Re: “Not enough ice demand” by Lori Pratt, Letters, April 2.

COVID and the workplace

Editor: Marked annually in Canada on April 28, the National Day of Mourning is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives or suffered injury or illness on the job due to a work-related tragedy.

Spare us new postal code

Editor: Selma Park is one of the oldest neighbourhoods on the Sunshine Coast. I’ve lived here a mere 20 years, but I like my postal code! Canada Post says they need to change our postal code because “Sechelt is growing.

Stand up for our forests

Editor: The climate crisis kills thousands of people each year by air pollution, extreme weather events and other means. It also contributes to the spread of viruses such as COVID-19. The global response to COVID-19 has been heroic and historic.
Opinion: COVID-19—no party until the finish line

Opinion: COVID-19—no party until the finish line

Many of us are acting as if we’ve all been vaccinated, yet that is far from the case.
Despite some improvement during pandemic, many B.C. residents struggle with work-life balance: poll

Despite some improvement during pandemic, many B.C. residents struggle with work-life balance: poll

More than one-third of B.C. workers say their jobs have strained their relationships with their family and friends.
Opinion: 'Circuit breaker' grant a different tack for B.C.

Opinion: 'Circuit breaker' grant a different tack for B.C.

The average approved grant will be in the $5,000 range.
Opinion: With B.C.'s spirit frayed, throne speech tries to offer ideas to rally around

Opinion: With B.C.'s spirit frayed, throne speech tries to offer ideas to rally around

The 18-page agenda for the next few months has an assortment of hopeful-sounding ideas to rally around. But the main thing buoying spirits these days is the vaccination drive.
When it comes to tax time in Canada, GST, PST still draw most ire

When it comes to tax time in Canada, GST, PST still draw most ire

Half of British Columbians think the amount they pay in provincial income tax is too high.
Opinion: No joy in rival newspaper’s downfall

Opinion: No joy in rival newspaper’s downfall

I was in layout last Wednesday when I got tipped that The Local Weekly was shutting down. After firing off an email to the publisher, I walked down the hall to tell the reporters. The news was greeted with shock, concern, and sober reflection.