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Government fees will hamper court coverage

Our court system seems to be under constant scrutiny lately. The courts want to be open and accountable to the public, yet a recent decision by the Attorney General's office has us and other newspapers in the province questioning that accountability.

Plagiarism? Who cares?

Deadline time again, and I'm fresh out of good ideas for a column. If I don't get this piece filed soon, I'll miss my manicure appointment.

Report card gets a failing grade

This week the Fraser Institute's annual report card on B.C. high schools was released and reported on in the Vancouver Province.

Bertuzzi incident a sore point for hockey

It's amazing how one stupid act can change the course for so many people. On Monday night, I curled up in my favourite chair to cheer on the Vancouver Canucks as they took on the Colorado Avalanche in a battle for first place.

The sweet sounds of summer

I love this time of year. Even though the weather outside is looking rather nasty today (Wednesday) as I pen this column, the days are growing longer and the weather is getting warmer.

Driving lessons in order

There are a few people out there who need to go back to driving school. This week I witnessed a number of near accidents on our roads and highways. It's a miracle no one was seriously injured.

"If we don't do it, who will?"

This question was posed within the opening remarks at last weekend's Gibsons and Area Economic Development Conference by Dr.

Tougher sentences needed

The justice system in this province needs some serious work. For proof of that you need only look at one case this week in provincial court in Sechelt that has us questioning the sentence handed down to a father who molested his 10-year-old daughter.

Oprah is on the mind

The new prime minister is struggling with the biggest government scandal in recent memory. The B.C. government has just announced its new budget. But the number one topic of coffee shop chitchat on the Coast this week is Oprah.

Be a responsible pet owner

In recent weeks, numerous reports of dog attacks have surfaced on the Sunshine Coast.Two accounts of such attacks have appeared in the letters section of Coast Reporter. In both cases, the owner of the animal was nowhere to be found.
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