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A senseless tragedy

A senseless tragedy

There are some things journalists regret about their jobs - the times when, no matter how hard you think, the right words just won't come, the times when someone you know lands in hot water and you end up having to write about it.
The best is yet to come

The best is yet to come

Grad week is always a unique experience. On Thursday night I was in Gibsons covering Elphinstone's formal and commencement, while Friday afternoon I was in Sechelt covering Chatelech's commencement. Grad ceremonies are fun assignments.
Successful negotiations

Successful negotiations

Parents can relax over the summer and enjoy spending time with their children knowing that school will start on schedule in September. Both teachers and parents waited eagerly for news last Friday, June 30, the final day for the B.C.
Time to work together

Time to work together

The community forest plan undertaken by the District of Sechelt has not been without its share of controversy. Lord knows the volume of letters to the editor we've received on the subject.
Land issues won't go away without progress

Land issues won't go away without progress

Supreme Court of Canada decisions such as Delgamuukw recognizing Aboriginal title to their traditional territory, which should have had overnight provincial policy implications, are finally being acknowledged by the province.
Hooked on dance

Hooked on dance

We have many excellent dance training programs on the Coast. That fact has been emphasized over these last few weeks while the dance schools have wrapped up their seasons with recitals.
The Lake family needs closure

The Lake family needs closure

People disappear every day. You need only to search "missing people" on the Internet to see thousands of faces of loved ones lost somewhere, somehow.
To make a deal

To make a deal

Labour negotiations often involve a great deal of theatre, drama manufactured during the give-and-take struggle to obtain the best possible deal for workers and for employers. In the current round of discussions between the B.C.
Government needs schooling in Native compensation

Government needs schooling in Native compensation

It's hard not to cringe when you first hear of the experiences First Nations people had with Indian Residential Schools.
Emerson should stay in Vancouver

Emerson should stay in Vancouver

I love politics - especially federal politics. Federal politics in this country is never boring. There are always lots of stories to tell and rumours that make for even better headlines. One such juicy rumour caught my attention this week.