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The system let them down

The system let them down

Our health care system is in serious need of some work. Just ask Scott Pauloski. Scott's father Bob suffered a serious head injury while working as a pipe fitter in 2004.
Make Women's Day a stat holiday

Make Women's Day a stat holiday

People around the world celebrated International Women's Day on March 8. In some parts of the world, the day is designated a statutory holiday, such as in Russia, Uganda and China. In Hong Kong, all women can take a half day off on March 8.
It's a matter of respect

It's a matter of respect

Minor hockey took centre stage Saturday night in Sechelt. Two Sunshine Coast Midget House squads squared off for the playoff banner in front of a packed, standing-room-only crowd. The game was fantastic - it was a great night to be at the rink.
A new model of seniors care

A new model of seniors care

One of the stated values of the Good Samaritan Society, the makers of Christenson Village, is a hospitable environment. The new facility in Gibsons achieves that objective in spades.
We'll own the podium in 2010

We'll own the podium in 2010

I'm jacked up for the 2010 Winter Games and it's still four years away. For the past two weeks, I've been glued to the TV and Internet enjoying coverage of the 2006 Games in Italy. Team Canada started off slowly and finished strong.
Love should never hurt

Love should never hurt

One of the most vivid childhood memories I have is of the late summer when I turned six. My Mom and Dad had been fighting for days. He had been drinking and what began as a loud shouting match escalated into a one-sided boxing match.
Put down the rocks and grow up

Put down the rocks and grow up

Our office was flooded with calls and emails this week after Sunshine Coast Transit suspended service on its route in Lower Gibsons.
Beware: scam artists back in business

Beware: scam artists back in business

They're back! A made-on-the-Sunshine-Coast fraud is back in the headlines this week. A little over a year ago, two businesses in Sechelt were scammed by people alleging to be Coun. Garry Feschuk of the Sechelt Indian Band.
A classy award for a classy guy

A classy award for a classy guy

I didn't know what to expect as I made my way into the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver last Thursday.
Defection raises questions

Defection raises questions

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative government are off to a flying start. Harper appointed his new cabinet Monday in Ottawa. Everyone knew it was coming, but what we didn't know was that Harper was in discussions with a B.C.
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