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Why not take control?

Editor: It has come to my attention that we no longer live in the 13th century, that we actually have the technology today to represent ourselves.

Voter turnout pathetic

Voters in Powell River-Sunshine Coast can take small comfort in the fact they were the best of the worst on Tuesday night. Voter turnout on Vancouver Island/Sunshine Coast was 55 per cent, tops in the province.

Peace disrupted

Editor: On a 'peaceful' sunny day recently, my husband and I went to have a coffee outside on a pleasant cafe deck in Davis Bay to enjoy that part of the wonderful seascape that weenjoyon the Sunshine Coast.

Can't speed anymore

Editor: I enjoy reading your editorials, even though you sometimes get it so wrong, as is the case with your opposition to the improvements to Gibsons Way.

Voting for STV

Editor: Being acutely aware that the parties I have voted for in past years are seriously under-represented in the Legislature and the House of Commons under a First-Past-the-Post system, I was disappointed when the referendum for Single Transferable

Float debate continues

Editor: Re: Islanders consider float option (Coast Reporter, May 1) It is noted in this article that these folks "have trouble getting a firm idea from B.C. Ferries on what the biggest concern about the float is." I'll bet that B.C.

Learn the rules of the road

Editor: I like the new lane system on Gibsons Way. When there's no ferry traffic, I think it works great. Unfortunately, there is ferry traffic, going both ways.

Keep exisiting system

Editor: Why vote yes to keep our present simple to understand and easy to use existing electoral system First Past the Post - a voting system that guarantees us the election of an accountable local Powell River- Sunshine Coast MLA representative.

From drug addict to activist

Editor: I would like to apologize to the citizens of the Sunshine Coast for any mayhem I may have caused while I lived there. I was a drug addict for more than 30 years and I am now clean and free of all drugs, including powerful prescription drugs.

STV is transparent

Editor: A vote for STV is not a vote for computerized voting. Ballots can be cast and counted by hand just as they are now. The total number of first choice, second choice, third choice...
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