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Weekly cartoon – December 14

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Editorial: The festive fire season

With the holiday upon us, your mouth may be watering at the thought of turkey, apple pie and mashed potatoes. The season is usually accompanied by a variety of good foods, but it’s also too often marred by tragedy in the form of kitchen fires. The Canada Safety Council is reminding all Canadians to be ... Read More »

NDP betrayal?

(Addressed to Health Minister Adrian Dix and copied to the Local) As the group that has spearheaded opposition to Vancouver Coastal Health’s (VCH) contract with Trellis Seniors Services, we at Protect Public Health Care – Sunshine Coast urge you to safeguard the future of quality care in our community. It has now been 18 months ... Read More »

Time to consult

(Addressed to Health Minister Adrian Dix and copied to the Local) I am concerned that the public will come up short if Public/Private Paternership is the route the NDP government takes to “solve” our shortage of long term care beds. We understand that the Ministry of Health is meeting with VCH and Trellis to come ... Read More »

Where thanks is due

Thanks for your coverage of the very successful Elves Telethon and the Crash the Coast boot drive. When you mentioned the commitment made to the boot drive by the firefighters, unfortunately several other emergency volunteers were left out. I would like to extend that thank you to the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue groups ... Read More »

Slash and burn

(Re “Suzuki’s children”, letters, the Local, Dec. 7) I do not know what offended me about the letter regarding Suzuki’s children, but it did. I particularly thought the identification of one on his children by name was not necessary. If Mr. Donenfeld felt it necessary to condemn Suzuki’s parenting perogative, perhaps he could have done ... Read More »

It’s a logging company

When I think of irony,  two stories come to my mind. A beautiful marsh which had many red-wing blackbirds. Developers built a big complex with many houses and called it Redwing Estates. Naturally, in order to build, they destroyed the natural environment and by the time they had built the first house there were no ... Read More »

New shelter could open for Christmas; Ebbtide location nixed

Sechelt council has denied a request by BC Housing to lease a property at the corner of Ebbtide Street and Trail Avenue for use as a temporary homeless shelter, but they have given first reading to a bylaw that will allow a shelter to open at 5653 Wharf Avenue (the Upper Deck Hostel). The zoning ... Read More »

‘Dickens-style’ Christmas fair at GPM

The Gibsons Public Market Holiday Faire has been decked out as a “Dickens style” Victorian village and includes make-it-and-take-it workshops. It is open 10am-6pm until Dec. 17.  Donna McMahon photo Read More »

Sechelt council expands video recordings

District of Sechelt committee meetings will be filmed and streamed to YouTube in 2018, after a motion by Councillor Darnelda Siegers was supported by council on Dec. 6. Sechelt currently films council meetings only. Committee meetings are audio recorded and the audio files are posted on the District’s website. In her written notice of motion, ... Read More »

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