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Letters: We say ‘no’ to Roberts Creek bypass proposal

Letters: We say ‘no’ to Roberts Creek bypass proposal

'Your study states that it could help save up to 1.8 minutes of commute time between Gibsons and Sechelt. The relocation of individuals in our communities through expropriation, the environmental degradation and disruption of wildlife and habitat along the new highway route plus the enormous financial cost of construction does not seem a price worth paying to save 1.8 minutes of commute time.'
Letter: It makes sense for lower Coast to join upper Coast in federal riding

Letter: It makes sense for lower Coast to join upper Coast in federal riding

'If changes are to be made, the commission should consider re-uniting Powell River with the Lower Sunshine Coast. Residents of these areas have more common interests and are affected by government decisions in ways that do not impinge upon West Vancouver, or North Island.'
Jack Knox: Never mind the perks, how does your job make you feel?

Jack Knox: Never mind the perks, how does your job make you feel?

It’s hard to recruit nurses when your slogan is: “Come for the long hours, stay for the lunatic-fringe protesters.”
Letter: Don't slice up Roberts Creek for two minutes of commute time

Letter: Don't slice up Roberts Creek for two minutes of commute time

'The proposed four-lane highway would require expropriating dozens of people’s properties, including many agricultural properties - displacing multiple families (including farmers) in a housing crisis and at a time when we need increased food security...seriously?!'
Letter: Remembering Ralph Meyer

Letter: Remembering Ralph Meyer

'This is dedicated to my father-in-law, Ralph Meyer, who passed away June 28 at 91. To honour Ralph, I thought I would share a bit about him and the importance of having fun, staying sharp, and enjoying life.'

Letters: For the record on EW24

'This is why our “Community First” campaign fits the bill for us, because that is so much of what we do – after all we only make up one per cent of the logging happening on the Sunshine Coast, and 100 per cent of the financial benefit goes to our community.'
Letters: We need more information about what climate change will mean for Coast snowpack

Letters: We need more information about what climate change will mean for Coast snowpack

'So, given that the temperature increase on the Sunshine Coast is occurring at twice the global average, to what extent will Chapman Creek and other creeks change to become pluvial creeks in the next 20 years or so? That would change their streamflow timing and characteristics.'
Letter: A ‘catch-up’ history lesson for a retired elementary school teacher

Letter: A ‘catch-up’ history lesson for a retired elementary school teacher

'As a retired elementary school teacher, I taught Grades 4, 5 and 6 students about our country’s history. I felt proud to discuss the stories of our explorers, and the Hudson Bay Company and the Northwest Company building their fur trading forts on rivers and bays.'
Letter: Revisiting the gastronomy – and prices – of 1967

Letter: Revisiting the gastronomy – and prices – of 1967

Remembering Montreal's famous Beaver Club
Opinion: Survey: respondents rank Canada’s best and worst federal political leaders

Opinion: Survey: respondents rank Canada’s best and worst federal political leaders

On the worst recent prime minister question, perceptions of Justin Trudeau have turned decidedly negative over the past 12 months.