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Don't take events for granted

Was it the heat and people choosing to stay inside, or are some of us taking Sea Cavalcade for granted? Attendance was noticeably down for several events at last weekend's festival in Gibsons.

Making waves in opposition

On Saturday at 11 a.m. boats of various types and sizes will be gathering in Wood Bay to rally against Pan Pacific Aggregates' proposed conveyor belt and loading facility for shipping out industrial minerals.

The Coast needs to vote

I was scared for Sarah Loverock Tuesday night. If you watched her for the first time on Canadian Idol on Monday, like my mother did after much prompting, please don't take that performance as an indication of what she is capable of.


The safety of Hwy. 101 is under scrutiny by many in this community after several recent accidents. Many are calling for changes.

Thinking outside the Disney box in Dawson Creek

There's one good thing about growing up poor - you learn to use your imagination. There were no fancy summer holidays, no cultural jaunts and certainly no electronic babysitters.

A senseless tragedy

There are some things journalists regret about their jobs - the times when, no matter how hard you think, the right words just won't come, the times when someone you know lands in hot water and you end up having to write about it.

The best is yet to come

Grad week is always a unique experience. On Thursday night I was in Gibsons covering Elphinstone's formal and commencement, while Friday afternoon I was in Sechelt covering Chatelech's commencement. Grad ceremonies are fun assignments.

Successful negotiations

Parents can relax over the summer and enjoy spending time with their children knowing that school will start on schedule in September. Both teachers and parents waited eagerly for news last Friday, June 30, the final day for the B.C.

Time to work together

The community forest plan undertaken by the District of Sechelt has not been without its share of controversy. Lord knows the volume of letters to the editor we've received on the subject.

Land issues won't go away without progress

Supreme Court of Canada decisions such as Delgamuukw recognizing Aboriginal title to their traditional territory, which should have had overnight provincial policy implications, are finally being acknowledged by the province.
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