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Claws come out on many issues

Claws come out on many issues

Anyone who's ever considered himself or herself the owner of a cat (world's biggest oxymoron) is familiar with said pet's response when the cat is challenged. At best you get a polite hiss, at worst a full-fledged clawing.
A response to unbalanced reporting

A response to unbalanced reporting

For the record, I'd like to respond to the issue of unbalanced reporting as raised by Ellen Pekeles of VCH in last week's letter to the editor titled "Concerned by coverage.
Comments hit below the belt

Comments hit below the belt

On Monday, BC Ferries CEO David Hahn appeared in Sechelt for a public meeting.
More discussion needed

More discussion needed

This week the District of Sechelt submitted its community forest license application to the Ministry of Forests, over the objection of many citizens' groups and other municipal governments.
A 'yes' vote on rec referendum

A 'yes' vote on rec referendum

It's been a few weeks now since we learned that a recreation referendum is coming in June. Since I hold recreation so dearly to my heart, I thought I'd present a few thoughts on the subject this week.
We must not forget

We must not forget

The picture on our front page this week tells a tragic story. Sunshine Coast RCMP members and the community came together on Thursday to remember four RCMP members who were killed in the line of duty in a violent shooting in Alberta last week.
Culture, the capital of the Sunshine Coast

Culture, the capital of the Sunshine Coast

Although Powell River has been designated the cultural capital of Canada, I can't believe the lower Sunshine Coast can be far behind. As usual this past weekend, there were events galore to attend.
Seniors shafted by health authority

Seniors shafted by health authority

I've been waiting for the chance to put my thoughts to paper regarding the unnecessary moving of elderly people from Gibsons Garden Inn to other care homes while waiting for the Good Samaritan building to open next year.
Toasting our success

Toasting our success

This week we can all celebrate two milestones in this community. Last Thursday we had the honour and pleasure to accompany the Chatelech senior boys' basketball team to North Vancouver as they continued their quest for a North Shore title.
Recreation: let the people decide

Recreation: let the people decide

Should we build a new pool in Sechelt and an arena in Gibsons? That's the 20 million dollar question.