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Have you caught the spirit yet?

Have you caught the spirit yet?

The countdown to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver is on. We're now less than two years away from the opening ceremonies, and my excitement level is starting to build.
Tales of development

Tales of development

As one development fell this week, another one appears set to rise.
Luck is defined in many ways

Luck is defined in many ways

Every once in a while, something happens that stops me in my tracks and makes me realize just how lucky I am. One of those times came about recently as a result of a half-hour medical procedure. On Jan.
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.