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Grant the forest licence

Grant the forest licence

To grant or not to grant a community forest licence, that is the question. I say grant it and give us a chance to decide what goes on in our forests, reap some of the financial rewards and save our watersheds.
Exercise your right and vote

Exercise your right and vote

It's decision day on the Coast tomorrow. Nov. 19 is municipal election day in B.C. It's an important day to decide who will be making the decisions at the government table and in the school board room for the next three years.
The ugly side of election season

The ugly side of election season

It seems to happen every election. But that doesn't make it right. This week, several candidates running for Gibsons council alerted us to the theft and/or vandalism of election signs.The vandals, whoever they are, have run amok all over town.
Exercise your franchise

Exercise your franchise

As the recent Telus vote showed, every vote does count. So when the municipal election day arrives Nov.
Halloween tricks, not enough treats

Halloween tricks, not enough treats

Next to Christmas, Halloween has always been one of my favourite days. Growing up as a kid in Saskatchewan, Oct. 31 was always circled on the calendar.
Security plans raise concern

Security plans raise concern

B.C. Ferries is currently reviewing security measures with all its operations. It's a great idea and one that we applaud, but there are some flaws to the plan. At the recent AGM for B.C.
Love brings hope and healing

Love brings hope and healing

My life has been a series of hospital visits and tears lately. For a while I even lost my sense of hope for a new day, but when I gave up, hope found me.
Water, water everywhere

Water, water everywhere

Conserve and protect. Those were the buzzwords echoed over and over at the water forum held last weekend. Canadians are notorious water guzzlers. We, as a nation, take our water, both the quality and the quantity, for granted.
Election 2005: the race is on

Election 2005: the race is on

Around the office we're starting to get election fever. It's exciting to have such a diverse group of people vying for public office on the Coast.
Kudos to Coun. Kershaw

Kudos to Coun. Kershaw

It struck me as I interviewed Ann Kershaw the other day how much I'm going to miss her being a part of Sechelt council. And while I don't reside in Sechelt, I do a lot of living here. I work here, shop here and occasionally even play here.