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I turn 29 next month, which seems a perfect perch for reflection. After all, 29 is just one year away from the first "big one" - and I expected I'd be living a certain life by the time I was 30.


News this week that North Korea had exploded a nuclear device brought back scary memories for many people who lived through the Cold War years.

Zero crashes October objective

Zero crash month - a lofty goal if ever there was one. ICBC, in an effort to save both dollars and lives, has given that designation to the month of October. This has been a distressing year on the Coast.

Sincere thanks

Ah, Thanksgiving - big turkeys eating big turkeys under the guise of gratitude, most times accompanied by griping and complaining about the (pick your favourite) weather, our crummy boss (although no one from the Coast Reporter would ever do that) or

Help shape the future of health care

On Thursday morning, Premier Gordon Campbell called on British Columbians to take an active role in shaping the future of health care in this province. Average citizens can join in on the Conversation on Health.

My personal water crisis

During my recent holidays, I realized the importance of having a reliable water supply on the Sunshine Coast. I chose to stay on the Coast to get some rest and relaxation at my family's cabin here beside a lake.

Don't take away their season

I love covering sports. It's my passion. I hope that my love and passion for sport comes out in the writing I do for Coast Reporter every week. September is my favourite time of year.

Elders an example to all

You would be hard pressed to find a harder working group on the Sunshine Coast than the elders from the Sechelt First Nation. They joke that they work three times harder than they ever did as paid members of the labour force.

Four blooms for Town of Gibsons

Communities in Bloom (CIB) volunteers - take a bow. You've certainly earned it. Last Saturday, the Town of Gibsons received a floral display award and an honourable mention at the CIB annual awards dinner in Prince George.

Infrastructure is lacking

With dozens of proposals to build everything from single family residences to multi-million dollar resorts within the District of Sechelt right now, I'm left wondering how the town's infrastructure can handle such growth.
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