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Weekly cartoon Jan 09, 2020

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Editorial: Understanding dementia

Sechelt and other Sunshine Coast residents living with dementia are going public for a third consecutive year in an effort to change hearts and minds and tackle the ongoing discrimination they experience in their day-to-day lives. Like many Canadians, they are courageously stepping forward with their personal stories in the Alzheimer Society’s nation-wide campaign, “I ... Read More »

Support shortsighted

(Re “Time to just do it”, letters, the Local, Dec. 19) It’s disappointing that a physician who has experienced first-hand the Coast’s acute care crisis imagines it will be reduced if Vancouver Coastal Health turns long-term care into a money-making enterprise. There is ample evidence that privatization not only jeopardizes the quality of senior care, ... Read More »

Think of the fish

We think the Davis Bay/Wilson Creek/Selma Park Community Association made a good point to try out an 18-month moratorium on sport fishing and crabbing on the Davis Bay pier.   It is disgusting the mess people leave behind. My husband and I never walk the pier anymore because of this. It seems the pier belongs ... Read More »

Consult with customers

(Sent to Gibsons council and copied to the Local)  My neighbour told me they received a letter telling them you were spending more money hiring someone to tell you if the Gibsons District Energy Utility (GDEU) is worth continuing. In February 2017,  after the geothermal system crashed, your director of engineering told the Parkland residents: ... Read More »

Weekly cartoon Dec 26, 2019

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Editorial: Time to talk turkey

The facts of the climate crisis aren’t in dispute. We know the planet is heating at an unnaturally rapid rate, mostly because humans are wastefully burning fossil fuels and destroying natural areas like forests and wetlands that store carbon, putting human health and survival at risk. Yet, as many of us break bread with family ... Read More »

Use beach logs

(Addressed to Premier John Horgan and copied to the Local)  The news in BC is very disturbing about the closures and shutdowns of our sawmills, plywood and pulp mills around the province, citing “lack of wood supply”. In a recent discussion with the press you said, “it’s time to add value to the province’s forestry ... Read More »

Focus on function

(Re “Roadwork in downtown Sechelt”, the Local, Dec. 12) I was very confused to read in the roadwork story where Mayor Siegers is quoted saying, “Our community… often tells us need more bike lanes.” While this may be true, I’m not sure that this same community is clamouring for bike lanes in downtown Sechelt, where ... Read More »

Not at all amusing

(Re “four-faced” editorial cartoon, the Local, Dec. 12) I understand the political bias of your cartoonist, but it’s getting to be boring and not at all amusing.  The election is over, give it a rest with the Trudeau bashing; it’s bad enough with MSM (main stream media). You guys can surely do better (maybe you ... Read More »

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