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Weekly cartoon – September 21

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Editorial: In their last home

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BC Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie has released provincial results of her office’s survey of publicly subsidized residential care homes. This is the most extensive survey of residents’ quality of life ever conducted in Canada. The survey asked a range of questions on residents’ experiences of day to day activities and care, from questions about food ... Read More »

Save the salmon

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(Addressed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and copied to the Local) Your government’s action to safeguard the Right Whale population was prompt and substantial, and demonstrates what is possible under the demanding circumstances of the oceans bordering on Canada’s Maritime Provinces. We would greatly appreciate comparable action to safeguard the wild salmon population from depredation ... Read More »

History in a barrel 

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In the late-1980s, Principal Sam Reid of Gibsons Elementary School organized the assembly of a time-capsule containing videotape recordings, student work, and multiple artifacts of the era, and then sealed and buried it below an enclosed staircase leading to the school gym, marked for recovery in 2020. I was a teacher’s aide at the time ... Read More »

On pipelines, and joy

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On Saturday (Sept. 16) we went to the Raven’s Cry Theatre to see the film “This Living Salish Sea” and it was amazing. Filmmaker Sarama shows us what is “under the waves” – brilliant colours, beautiful fish, ancient glass sponge reefs, undulating octopi. He spends a good deal of time telling, quite persuasively, what we ... Read More »

A desperate need

letter-to-editor

The other day I was waiting on Trail Avenue to go onto Teredo Street/Hwy 101. There was traffic going both ways on Hwy. 101. Trail Avenue is the main exit onto Hwy. 101 from the shopping centre. We desperately need a traffic light at this intersection before there is a serious accident and someone is ... Read More »

Weekly cartoon September 14

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Stop the abuse

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Today (Friday, Sept. 8, at 2:50 pm) I arrived at Horseshoe Bay early for the 4:30 ferry to Langdale, 100 minutes before sailing time.  I was stopped outside the toll booth, with many others, facing a “Full” sign, and the news I would have to wait for the 5:50 ferry.   A three-hour wait.  At ... Read More »

Not suitable

letter-to-editor

Within two blocks of the homeless shelter being proposed by BC Housing and Rain City Housing, there are five strata developments of townhouses, two apartment buildings, the Sechelt Heritage Marsh (very well frequented by local residents), the Seniors Activity Centre, a bicycle park and some detached family homes. This neighborhood consists principally of senior citizens, ... Read More »

Let’s see the tab

letter-to-editor

Just to set the record straight I would like to dispel the latest rhetoric coming out of Gibsons town hall regarding the costs attributed to the George Hotel and who is to blame. The information is misleading and one sided and does not tell the whole story of the true costs of this project. The ... Read More »

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