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Letters to the editor: August 29, 2012

Cigarette ash could spell disaster As usual, the Blackberry Festival was an event not to be missed. Public toilets, too--well done. I am proud to be one of the six people who initiated and organized the first Street Party, which was on Joyce Avenue.

Viewpoint: Build it and they will come

by wendy brown All summer I watch visitors wandering along Marine Avenue from the harbour, looking for something to do—somewhere to spend their money. Visitors come in cars, on boats and ferries and stop here on their way through to somewhere else.
Editorial Cartoon: August 22, 2012

Editorial Cartoon: August 22, 2012

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Editorial: Major move

As summer draws to a close, transition appears to be the word of the week for more than one sector of the community. City of Powell River and Powell River Regional District will be starting the fall with a change in top management.

Letters to the Editor: August 22, 2012

Some musicians choose to volunteer I am writing in response to the letter “Musicians deserve pay” by David Lockyer, published in the Peak on August 8. There are a great number of people who play for free.

Viewpoint: Boaters enjoy south harbour upgrade

by Rob Stokes When I became aware that Westview’s south harbour was being revamped in order to better serve transient boaters, I was pleased.
Editorial Cartoon: August 15, 2012

Editorial Cartoon: August 15, 2012

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Editorial: Something new

An additional two per cent service tax for certain accommodation providers in Powell River has been on the table since 2005, when representatives from community organizations, including Tourism Powell River, first put together a proposal.

Viewpoint: Room tax negatively affects tourism

by Josaphine Scheifele How many of us can, in this economic climate, afford the effects of an increase of two per cent in taxes? When a representative of Tourism Powell River canvassed businesses to support the two per cent Hotel Room Tax (HRT), he d

Letters to the Editor: August 15, 2012

No room for recreation We have a long history of recreating on our local forests. We hike, walk and climb rocks; we ride horses, mountain bikes, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), trucks, canoes and kayaks.