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Reality TV or sick and twisted TV?

I must admit I'm a reality TV watcher. But reality TV doesn't seem like the right term to me. Perhaps they should call it crazy-stuff-people-will-only-do-for-money TV or pain-for-the-purpose-of-entertainment TV.

A few words of wisdom

I had the opportunity to go back to school on Tuesday. I was invited by Chatelech Secondary School and their Career and Personal Planning (CAPP) program to be part of a panel of employers at a Grade 10 CAPP day.

Take care this holiday weekend

The first holiday weekend is here and we hope it's a safe one. Yet every year it seems there is some sort of tragedy on the roadways. Instead of barbecues and ball games, long weekends are associated with fatalities on the highways.

SCRD censors film shoot

In another case of government overstepping its boundaries, the Sunshine Coast Regional District has done some major damage to the Coast's film industry. On Thursday, Sleepwalker Productions came before the SCRD board to discuss plans to film a $1.

Dysfunctional government mired in petty turf wars

Lately, while I'm observing the dysfunctional catfights at the Sunshine Coast Regional District board, I find myself muttering "One government. One government.

There's no place like home

The cat came back. And yes, it was a fast eight months.

Lack of C.O. service spells trouble

The next time you have a bear in your garbage or in your back yard munching on your fruit trees or you encounter a cougar when out for a walk, don't expect to get any help from the local conservation office.

Film shoot is positive news

Some positive news this week out of Gibsons has us anticipating quite a busy summer on the lower Coast. The New Beachcombers' crew is coming back for a month of filming in July and August for a Christmas Beachcombers movie to air in December on CBC.

Who cares about health care?

I live in Canada for a reason. I've chosen not to move to the United States and make more money, buy burritos for $1 and sport the red, white and blue because I know the drawbacks - the U.S. health care system being my number one concern.

The agony and ecstasy of sports

One wild goal-mouth scramble and a puck trickling over the goal line - that's all it took to send the Calgary Flames to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs and my beloved Vancouver Canucks to the golf course.
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