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Political correctness times three

Canadian community newspapers are a mixed bag. They range from little mom-and-pop publications with small circulations to big conglomerates that publish in Canada's largest cities.

Why yes?

The recreation referendum on June 25 is a historic opportunity for the Sunshine Coast. Firstly, it's an opportunity to build much-needed facilities in Gibsons and Sechelt.

Better off behind the camera

I recently had the unpleasant experience of being interviewed by Coast Cable's Steve Sleep. He was fabulous, don't get me wrong.

It couldn't hurt to slow down

I've been stewing over this column for the past month.I wasn't sure whether I should put pen to paper, or in this case keystrokes on my keyboard, but after a few more incidents on the highway this week, I can stay silent no more.

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.
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