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(Re “Want to golf”, letters, the Local, March 26) Apparently, with the constant bombardment from the World Health Organization, federal and provincial leaders, top world health officials, and Canadian health experts, who keep insisting that we stay home…it is not sinking in for some on the Sunshine Coast. So many people around the globe and ... Read More »

Don’t like signs

(Re “Shíshálh name changes”, photo of signs, the Local, March 19) What a joke. Could they have made them any bigger? They will look especially bad in a couple of years with green slime on them. What a waste of $80,000. Rick McClymont, Wilson Creek Read More »

Want to golf

Addressed to the Sunshine Coast Golf Club, Roberts Creek, and copied to the Local) I am writing to ask the board to reconsider its decision to close the course. In the midst of this worldwide crisis the easy option is to simply shut down but a golf course is ideally suited to provide a place ... Read More »

Can’t stay home

(Re “COVID-19 on the Coast: doctors”) In the article, it says “please do not leave your home unless you have essential reason to do so”. Unless the store I’m working at closes, I cannot qualify for any financial assistance from the government. I don’t have benefits, I don’t have paid sick days, and unless someone ... Read More »

Editorial: Take care of our seniors

BC’s Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie is asking all British Columbians to look out for the elderly in our community. “While the provincial health officer has advised that most people who contract COVID-19 will experience mild symptoms, it is a more serious illness for the elderly, and we need to ensure that people who are not ... Read More »

What COVID tells us

For the past three-and-a-half years, I have been involved in an advocacy group organized in response to Vancouver Coastal Health’s attempt to privatize long-term care in our community. Although our coalition was founded to address this particular issue, from the outset we have seen the defence of publicly-owned and operated long-term care as only one ... Read More »

Conclusion worthless

Based on a directive from Minister of Forests Doug Donaldson, BC Timber Sales (BCTS) is presently carrying out an enhanced public engagement consultation regarding the Reed Road Forest. In a first step, they have contacted land owners who will be affected by their logging plans of Reed Road Forest. However, BCTS decided to contact only ... Read More »

Housing support

I am pleased to see that the Sunshine Coast Community Services Society is planning on expanding their program space to incorporate, not only their myriad services like the food bank, family and child counselling, child development and youth services and so much more, but have the vision to add four storeys to create up to ... Read More »

Editorial: Feed and exercise your brain

Have the winter doldrums slowed down your desire to eat well and stay physically and mentally active? With spring comes Brain Awareness Week (March 16 – 22), the perfect time for Sunshine Coast residents to get back on track. It’s important to make the move because healthy lifestyle choices lead to a healthy brain and ... Read More »

Ferry profits

What if BC Ferries donated half of their profits to pave/fix our pot-holed roads because there is no other way to get to and from this “island” except use their overpriced ferries… Jennie Tschoban, Gibsons Read More »

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