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Public support of art

(Re: Talk of the Town, column, the Local, March 11) What a breath of fresh air from the Gibsons mayor and the public art committee. Both privately and professionally, I have spent a lifetime advocating for creative artists. I, too, believe that visual, literary and performance arts should be paid for, just like sidewalks and ... Read More »

Dangerous message

(Re: Weekly Cartoon, editorial, the Local, March 11) The implication in the Weekly Cartoon appearing in last week’s newspaper is offensive and conveys a potentially dangerous message. Men do not need to be eunuchs to abstain from sexual harassment or sexual assault. What on Earth were you thinking? Al Erlenbusch, Sechelt Read More »

No humour

(Re: Weekly Cartoon, editorial, the Local, March 11) I am quite disturbed by your recent cartoon stating that the department of defence is only hiring eunuchs. There is no humour in implying that the only men who can be trusted not to sexually harass their subordinates are those who have been castrated, that real men ... Read More »

Trans Mountain Pipeline

I would like to see local coverage of the Trans Mountain (TMX) pipeline as it is and will be affecting us all. There is some talk that the Federal Government may try to sell the pipeline to Indigenous groups. I think people need to see coverage of this; they need to be informed. Sally AJ ... Read More »

Vaccine rollout

It defies belief that for a full year, Health Minister Adrian Dix did nothing to assure that the people of British Columbia would have an efficient, reliable vaccination booking system. Instead, he left it to individual health authorities to devise their own systems, with catastrophic results. That only one of the five regional health agencies ... Read More »

A plea for seniors

For many 70+ seniors in British Columbia, it was a heavy blow when the four-month delay in their vaccine dose completions was announced. After a year of sheltering in their homes, missing their children and grandchildren, their friends and colleagues, abandoning travel plans and other retirement pleasures, they looked forward to being fully vaccinated under ... Read More »

High-speed internet

Telecommunications giant Telus, a private company, received $6.7 million in funding from the federal government to connect, by the end of the year, 2,000 households on the Sunshine Coast to high-speed internet. That is a very hefty price tag for 2,000 households to be financed thru public funding with taxpayer’s money. There is a current ... Read More »

Tree sale

(Open letter to Gibsons Mayor and Council) If you are serious about the environment and your new tree policy, I would suggest that you follow the lead of other communities and have an annual tree sale to increase the number of trees in Gibsons. Shediac in New Brunswick, for example, holds an annual tree sale ... Read More »

Free postcards

(Open letter to Minister Anand, President Ettinger-Canada Post, and Board) I am a very concerned (fifth generation) citizen of this great country, and I see more and more ways that the government, including government corporations, are driving the taxpayer deeper and deeper into debt. Have you noticed this? Another small example is Canada Post sending ... Read More »

Gross National Happiness

I found your letters to the editor and opinion page interesting last week. You had a letter pleading to spare the life of a forest – hoping to use preserving the water table for the aquifer to move people. I would like to add forest bathing, well-being, clean air, bird song, mushrooms, insects, frogs, squirrels, ... Read More »

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