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Keeping it real with friends

No, that's not my baby picture, but it is my reminder of why I tend to gravitate towards stories on health and social issues and the reason why I do a lot of the things I do - my granddaughter Ila, my daughter Jessika and my son-in-law Chris.

Health care system in peril

The health care system in this province - across this country - needs a serious shock to the system. Word comes this week that the Coast's only hospital, St. Mary's, may have problems this spring and summer with emergency room (ER) doctor shortages.

Community-spirit at its finest

We're celebrating two individuals this week that have community-spirit written on their hearts. If you look up the word community in the dictionary you'll be sure to see a picture of Bill Hubbs. The current chair of the St.

Lack of limits can slant local elections

It may be eight months away, but local politicians are already preparing for the upcoming municipal elections.

We don't need a federal election

No one can ever say federal politics are boring. The newest session in the House has been raucous to say the least.

Take the gadget-free approach

There's cause for concern on many fronts in our overwhelming dependence on technology. We now have people who work in the same building never coming face-to-face anymore because it's easier (and faster) to send an email or text message.

Green thumbs up

The positive momentum for a botanical garden on the Sunshine Coast hit fever pitch this week.

Local business advocate is a star

When I first came to the Sunshine Coast in 1993 jobs were almost non-existent.

In memory of a respected journalist

March 4 marks the one-year anniversary since The Mountaineer, in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, lost its editor Brian Mazza. Brian died suddenly of undiagnosed coronary artery disease.

Field of Dreams

Just imagine - an artificial soccer pitch with lights, benches, adequate parking, concession stands and - as an added bonus - a baseball diamond and a walking/jogging trail around the whole facility.
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