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A right to be concerned

A right to be concerned

Editor: This statement was made by Dion Whyte (Coast Reporter, Jan.
Teachers need assessments too

Teachers need assessments too

Editor: Re: the letter to the editor from the president of the Teachers' Union of our Sunshine Coast (Coast Reporter, Jan. 22). It is admitted that such tests should not be the sole tool for the assessment of education in our school district.
Ferry parking not an option

Ferry parking not an option

The following letter was sent to Coastal Link Ferries and Captain Ihab Shaker and copied to Coast Reporter. In the Jan. 22 edition of Coast Reporter, you are quoted as stating that Coastal Link Ferries plans to use B.C.
Celebrate the torch celebrate being Canadian

Celebrate the torch celebrate being Canadian

Are you getting excited yet? I know I am. In just 14 days, Vancouver will play host to the world, opening our hearts with the opening of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
We will not be cheering

We will not be cheering

Editor: Thank you, Jenny Wagler, for covering Chris Shaw's Five Ring Circus talk (Coast Reporter, Jan. 22). I was sorry to have missed the event, but it was refreshing to read that not everyone on the Sunshine Coast is on the Olympic bandwagon.
Gov't: fear of free speech

Gov't: fear of free speech

Editor: On the morning of Jan. 23, I took the ferry into Vancouver. I was somewhat startled to see a large sign on the walkway informing that this is a "secure area," and passengers must submit to security checks on demand.
Who or what really matters?

Who or what really matters?

Editor: In regards to Jenny Wag-ler's article about paramedics/ambulance service; (Coast Reporter, Jan.
Fran Pen a concern

Fran Pen a concern

Editor: I drive along Francis Pen-insula Road weekly, and I am concerned about the lack of any safe sidewalks along this road. Allow me to explain some of the most serious areas of concern.
Olympics: far from a scam

Olympics: far from a scam

Editor: I wish to respond to the news item regarding the COSCO sponsored meeting, where speaker Chris Shaw delivered his take on the myths and realities of the Olympic Games. ("Author debunks Olympic myths," Coast Reporter, Jan. 22).
Proud to be a Canadian

Proud to be a Canadian

Editor: Have you been following the Olympic Torch as it travels through 1,000 communities? How can you not be impressed as each village, town or city embraces the opportunity to participate, children and seniors alike, often in frigid, snowy weather?