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Keep zoning the way it is

The following letter was sent to Sechelt mayor and council and copied to Coast Reporter. When we purchased our 9.8 acre property on Norwest Bay Road in 2003, the zoning allowed for a minimum of 1.7 acre.

More needed to keep young people

Editor: I am writing to commend Jenny Wagler for her column (Coast Reporter, April 2). We very much need to do more to keep our young people on the Sunshine Coast - in fact, we need to attract even more talented and motivated people.

Column was right on the mark

Editor: In response to Wagler's Watch, (Coast Reporter, April 2), a superb column. Right on the money. Let's all go there, yet how? It's about the whole community coming together.

We are doing something about it

Editor: Jenny Wagler's column, "Where are the Coast's visionaries?" (Coast Reporter, April 2) struck a chord. She is absolutely correct about what is happening here on the Coast.

HST: the Dutchman cometh

One of this province's most colourful and at times controversial politicians could be current Premier Gordon Campbell's worst nightmare. That's right folks, the Zalm is back and he's ready for a fight - a harmonized sales tax (HST) fight - that is.

Gospel Rock: ah, progress?

Editor: If one was sitting on the patio in Dundarave, sipping a mojito, one might say, yes, the Sunshine Coast is evolving. However, as a Coast resident of over 25 years, I beg to differ.

No public voice with this OCP

Editor: The population of Sechelt is forecast to grow from 8,454 (2006) to 13,171 in 2021 if recent growth rates are repeated. The population of West Sechelt alone will be between 8,000 to 10,000 according to the official community plan (OCP).

Is this fight worth the rift?

As we creep up on the one-year anniversary of the start of the debate on the future of the Pender Harbour landfill, the level of discord in the Area A community is getting pretty tough to watch. The Pender Harbour.

Brilliant insight in column

Editor: Jenny Wagler's "Where are the Coast's visionaries?" column managed to say in the last five paragraphs of her dissertation in Coast Reporter's April 2 views column what the majority of Tillicum Bay/Tuwanek residents have been trying to say for

We do need visionaries

Editor: Thanks to Jenny Wagler for a great op-ed (Coast Reporter, April 2). The Sunshine Coast is a wonderful place to live at any age, but it can be lonely to be between, say, 20 and 40 here.
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