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Letters to the Editor: April 20, 2011

Pay attention in school zones I’m writing as a parent to remind everyone of the importance of paying attention and having patience when driving around our schools [“Time to slow down,” September 8, 2010].

Viewpoint: Referendum allows public voice

by Sharon Ciarniello I have attended the three public meetings on rezoning the old arena site [“Council selects library site,” March 9].
Editorial Cartoon: April 13, 2011

Editorial Cartoon: April 13, 2011

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Editorial: Appeal to young

During each election campaign there is considerable discussion around how to engage young people. They have an even lower percentage of turnout than other age categories.

Editorial: Strike over

It must surely be to the relief of everyone involved that students returned to classes this week at Vancouver Island University (VIU) after a month-long strike and the looming threat of a cancelled semester.

Letters to the Editor: April 13, 2011

Regional district OCP review As a land owner and resident of Powell River Regional District I am concerned that right now anybody can clear cut their property across the road from most anyone’s home and turn it into a gravel pit.

Viewpoint: Voting and Vimy Ridge

by Charlie Tatham Alex Muir’s Grit (Liberal) votes balanced Charlie Hearn’s Tory votes. The roads were plugged with snow; the only way to get to Jackson’s polling booth was through the fields. It was a cold, blizzardy day in Oxford county.
Editorial Cartoon: April 6, 2011

Editorial Cartoon: April 6, 2011

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Editorial: Brutal blow

If Powell River residents are fed up with escalating ferry fares, now is the time to let voices be heard. BC Ferry Commissioner Martin Crilly has given preliminary approval to rate increases for the next four years.

Letters to the Editor: April 6, 2011

MP support proves successful In 2003, logging contractors received funds from the BC Forest Revitalization Trust in exchange for the loss of their logging contracts resulting from the implementation of the Forest Revitalization Act .