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Be informed and ready to vote

With the Christmas tree put away for another year, part two of the federal election campaign is in full swing. Party leaders and candidates are circling the country in a frantic three-week push to get your vote on Jan. 23.

Firefighters strengthen communities

Volunteer firefighters up and down the Coast deserve recognition year-round, and this week especially, for the tireless work they put in during the new year's windstorm's power outages.

Getting twisted on Mondays

I have a new passion. It involves kinky postures, heavy breathing and blankets. Before you start penning those "how could you people talk about such things in a family newspaper?" letters, I want you to know I'm talking about yoga.

Wage raise flip flop

The circus-like atmosphere in the B.C. Legislature has returned. Last Thursday, in record time, all 79 MLAs gave themselves a hefty pay raise and a new pension plan. It would have boosted salaries by 15 per cent.

Grant the forest licence

To grant or not to grant a community forest licence, that is the question. I say grant it and give us a chance to decide what goes on in our forests, reap some of the financial rewards and save our watersheds.

Exercise your right and vote

It's decision day on the Coast tomorrow. Nov. 19 is municipal election day in B.C. It's an important day to decide who will be making the decisions at the government table and in the school board room for the next three years.

The ugly side of election season

It seems to happen every election. But that doesn't make it right. This week, several candidates running for Gibsons council alerted us to the theft and/or vandalism of election signs.The vandals, whoever they are, have run amok all over town.

Exercise your franchise

As the recent Telus vote showed, every vote does count. So when the municipal election day arrives Nov.

Halloween tricks, not enough treats

Next to Christmas, Halloween has always been one of my favourite days. Growing up as a kid in Saskatchewan, Oct. 31 was always circled on the calendar.

Security plans raise concern

B.C. Ferries is currently reviewing security measures with all its operations. It's a great idea and one that we applaud, but there are some flaws to the plan. At the recent AGM for B.C.
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