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Ugly act mars game

What should have been a celebration after a great men's hockey series last Friday night at the Sunshine Coast Arena was marred by an ugly incident on the ice. The Suncoast Flyers and Rangers went toe-to-toe in game two of their championship series.

Cougar reports ignored?

We received several reports of a cougar sighting in Sandy Hook this week. A number of residents in the area expressed concerns about safety of their children.

Fond memories of the Coast

This Friday will mark my last day of employment with Coast Reporter. Yes, it was eight months ago on a spectacular, sunny August morning that I wrote my first Reporter article.

Three cheers for youth

Quite often the media is criticized for always reporting on negative things - especially when it comes to young people. This week we want you to pay special attention to a number of great things the youth on the Sunshine Coast have accomplished.

Government fees will hamper court coverage

Our court system seems to be under constant scrutiny lately. The courts want to be open and accountable to the public, yet a recent decision by the Attorney General's office has us and other newspapers in the province questioning that accountability.

Plagiarism? Who cares?

Deadline time again, and I'm fresh out of good ideas for a column. If I don't get this piece filed soon, I'll miss my manicure appointment.

Report card gets a failing grade

This week the Fraser Institute's annual report card on B.C. high schools was released and reported on in the Vancouver Province.

Bertuzzi incident a sore point for hockey

It's amazing how one stupid act can change the course for so many people. On Monday night, I curled up in my favourite chair to cheer on the Vancouver Canucks as they took on the Colorado Avalanche in a battle for first place.

The sweet sounds of summer

I love this time of year. Even though the weather outside is looking rather nasty today (Wednesday) as I pen this column, the days are growing longer and the weather is getting warmer.

Driving lessons in order

There are a few people out there who need to go back to driving school. This week I witnessed a number of near accidents on our roads and highways. It's a miracle no one was seriously injured.