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Editorial: Reduce work, improve life


Since the 1950s, almost everything about work in the developed world has changed dramatically. Rapid technological advances continue to render many jobs obsolete. Globalization has shifted employment to parts of the world with the lowest costs and standards. Most households have gone from one income-earner to at least two. Women have fully integrated into the ... Read More »

Letter: It’s not true

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(Re “Can Sechelt survive?”, letters, the Local, March 16) I have no idea where Mr. White is getting his information about District of Sechelt cash reserves as stated in his recent letter to the Local. Geoff White implies that our reserves have gone from $5 million to $2 million in the past two years (2015 ... Read More »

Get over it


(Re “Can Sechelt survive?”, letters, the Local, March 16) Geoff White, enough with all your derogatory remarks against our Mayor and Council. American Democrats can’t get over Hillary’s loss in the election and you and your wife Carolyn Minchin (White) can’t get over your friend and neighbour John Henderson’s decisive loss. Your comment about $3 ... Read More »

Letter: DCC changes are not ‘nothing’

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(Re “Can Sechelt survive?”, letters, the Local, March 16) Geoff White has tried to nickname Bruce Milne as the “Do Nothing” Mayor yet the Development Cost Charge (DCC) bylaw update this Council delivered is a significant achievement that the taxpayers can take to the bank. Marc Nixon, Selma Park  Read More »

Green and expensive


As stated by the Gibsons Mayor in the Local (Talk of the Town, Feb.9), the geothermal in Parkland has issues. In truth it is in crisis. The Parkland geothermal is a utility company owned by the Gibsons taxpayers and operated by the Town of Gibsons. It was established about 10 years ago to make Gibsons ... Read More »

Editorial: How ‘mild’ can be wild


Seeing terms like “post-truth” and “alternative facts” gain traction in the news convinces me that politicians, media workers and readers could benefit from a refresher course in how science helps us understand the world. Reporting on science is difficult at the best of times. Trying to communicate complex ideas and distil entire studies into eye-catching ... Read More »

Letter: Time for a limit

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Along with hundreds of others, I submitted my objections to the Woodfibre LNG facility during the environmental assessment process. In scanning other submissions, I noticed very few were in favour of this hazardous facility in our recovering Howe Sound, for many good reasons including the huge risks far outweighing the insignificant gains. Now I find ... Read More »

Letter: A new low

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I didn’t think my cynicism about mainstream political parties could sink lower, but the revelations about vested-interest donations to the Liberals and the NDP have set a new low-water mark. Through their ‘envelope’ campaigns and targeted corporate and union ‘strongarm’ strategies to extract millions of dollars, these parties are making a sham of the notion ... Read More »

Not a fan


It’s time for Mayor Milne to focus on cleaning up his own backyard. Sechelt is in an absolute mess. Two-thirds of our cash reserves have disappeared during his two years in office. How much on severance, legal fees and consulting studies, Mr. Milne? What value have we received for the $3,000,000 (three million) gone from ... Read More »

Editorial: Being prepared


In today’s modern world, young people have more power, influence and affect on their environment than any previous generation – so its not surprising that one of Canada’s most established youth organizations, Scouts Canada, is recognizing this change by introducing a new youth-led Scouting program called The Canadian Path. As part of a five-year revitalization ... Read More »

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