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Viewpoint: May 23: Are you in?

By Mark Anderson I’m lucky to know a very cool couple who believe that all we need to solve our problems is random acts of kindness and compassion and everything else will take care of itself.
Editorial Cartoon: April 16, 2014

Editorial Cartoon: April 16, 2014

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Editorial: It is time

Voting in elections is the foundation of democracy. In the last few civic elections for Powell River the turnout was estimated to be somewhere in the 40-to-50 per-cent range.

Letters to the Editor: April 16, 2014

Recycling download “The BC government is now off-loading our recycling decisions to Toronto.” I saw this in an ad in the Shopper on March 28. If I had seen this notice on April 1 (April Fools Day) I would have thought it was a joke.

Viewpoint: Trash this bad recycling plan

by Victoria Times Colonist BC’s government is trying to fix something that isn’t broken—and it’s making a mess in the process.
Editorial Cartoon: April 9, 2014

Editorial Cartoon: April 9, 2014

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Editorial: Take it on

Volunteerism is a firm thread in the social fabric of Powell River. In the early days of settlement here, pioneers were inspired by a need to get things done.

Viewpoint: Public spending contradictions cause concern

by Richard Fahlman At a time when budgetary priorities are strangling public services in the name of restraint and a balanced budget it is puzzling and distressing to see obvious contradictions in public spending.

Editorial: Cultural treasures

Repatriation of artifacts that were taken from the BC coast during the age of exploration and afterward, has been ongoing for two decades.

Letters to the Editor: April 2, 2014

Pedestrian accident It was with great sadness that we read about the recent death of the 62-year-old newcomer to Powell River who was struck by an SUV on Joyce Avenue [“Pedestrian succumbs to injuries,” March 21].