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Where's the even playing field?

Where's the even playing field?

A long-awaited 4.8 kilometre improvement to Highway 101 between Field Road and the Construction Aggregates conveyor belt in Sechelt has been put on the back burner.
In praise of unsung heroines

In praise of unsung heroines

Wednesday night I had the honour of attending the Women of Excellence Awards held at the Seaside Centre. It was a fun and inspiring event. I have now been at events honouring women in three provinces, Prince Edward Island, Alberta and B.C.
'Bouillon cube news' not a hearty meal

'Bouillon cube news' not a hearty meal

Back in May 2007, having recently graduated from journalism school, my classmates and I scattered throughout Western Canada to take reporting jobs.
No breaks for HSPP

No breaks for HSPP

The folks at Howe Sound Pulp and Paper (HSPP), the Coast's largest employer, can't seem to catch a break. In recent months, the mill was hampered by the steelworkers' strike, which resulted in the layoff of 175 employees.
Get tough to butt out

Get tough to butt out

Jan. 20 to 26 is national non-smoking week. It's a week for the Canadian Cancer Society B.C.
Transit plan does little for us

Transit plan does little for us

On Monday Premier Gordon Campbell and Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon unveiled their $14-billion public transit plan to be completed by 2020. The plan calls for $14 billion in investments, including $11.
Another funding milestone

Another funding milestone

When it comes to finding money for health care, no one can beat the folks here on the Sunshine Coast. Last year this community rolled up its collective sleeves and pitched in to raise millions of dollars for a new CAT scanner at St. Mary's Hospital.
Real food is a smelly business

Real food is a smelly business

It's been a fishy week, but instead of reeking, it has the sweet smell of possibility and hope for the future.
Resolutions we can all strive to achieve

Resolutions we can all strive to achieve

As the calendar flips over to another year, many of us make New Year's resolutions. Some involve a commitment an individual makes to a certain project or a habit, often a lifestyle change, such as to lose weight or to stop smoking.
Campaign finance reform could keep politicians honest

Campaign finance reform could keep politicians honest

With a federal election likely in the first half of 2008, many candidates are already starting to think about where they're going to find the money to run their campaigns. Maybe it's time for us to think about the system of campaign donations.