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A time for pause

It was a week for the ages. Parliament Hill in Ottawa was the site for historic moments in Canadian politics last week.

STV referendum shows an appetite for change

This was a can't-lose election for the citizens of Powell River-Sunshine Coast. After four years of mostly absentee representation by Harold Long, the quintessential backbencher, any result on election night was bound to bring an improvement.

B.C. NDP back in a big way

It was an historic night in provincial politics on Tuesday. The B.C. Liberals were returned to power and Gordon Campbell became the first premier in 22 years to be returned to office.

New system is not for me

I have a new mantra: BC-STV, it's not for me. After writing several stories on the proposed voting system and reading everything I can lay my hands on in the past few months, I've decided to vote "no" to the proposed change.

VE-Day no place for political fights

On Sunday, we were honoured to take part in a wonderful ceremony at the Sechelt Legion to celebrate the 60th anniversary of VE-Day, May 8, 1945.

Help in a hard time

I'm of the opinion that everyone needs help sometimes and that we are all just one tragedy away from standing in line at a food bank or the welfare office.

Carr in the driver's seat at debate

If the rest of the province didn't know much about B.C. Green Party leader Adriane Carr before Tuesday night's leaders' debate, they sure do now. Carr, also a candidate in our riding of Powell River-Sunshine Coast, put on a fine performance.

A great cause on the court

The past couple of editions I've covered a lot about youth and policing in Coast Reporter. Some of it has detailed the not-so-positive side of youth in this community, but last Thursday night I experienced a really positive side.

Olympic logo lacks substance

Last Saturday night the 2010 Olympic Games logo was officially unveiled in a gala ceremony at GM Place in Vancouver.Illanaaq is the new face of the Games - a face that probably should be kept under wraps.

Seatbelts and speed: a sombre message

The past few weeks have been terrible on Hwy. 101. We've seen a horrible fatal accident in Gibsons, a serious motorcycle crash in Roberts Creek and another bad accident involving a commercial truck and B.C. Ambulance paramedics.