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Viewpoint: Forward thinking heads backward

Viewpoint: Forward thinking heads backward

by Al Drummond It would be a travesty to put the new Powell River Public Library on the site of the old arena. This would definitely not be the best use of this land. I am sure there are many other locations in Powell River that would be suitable.
Editorial Cartoon: May 11, 2011

Editorial Cartoon: May 11, 2011

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Editorial: Seniors' care

Editorial: Seniors' care

Vancouver Coastal Health and Powell River Regional Hospital District announced a particularly important agreement early this week, the replacement of Olive Devaud Residence.
Editorial: Raising hens

Editorial: Raising hens

Advocates of raising hens in backyards were disappointed last week when they saw the City of Powell River’s staff report on changing the animal control bylaw.
Letters to the Editor: May 11, 2011

Letters to the Editor: May 11, 2011

Letter demeans professionalism In their recent letter, Robin Kenyon, Don Hubbard and Jane Gregory (three former chairs of Vancouver Island University (VIU)/Malaspina’s Board of Governors) show they do not understand the issues at stake in the labour
Viewpoint: Land use rationale

Viewpoint: Land use rationale

by Stan Gisborne Brock Davidson of Southill Acres claimed in the April 20 Peak that because the Powell River Regional District (PRRD) planning committee changed a property designation from residential to industrial without “alerting neighbours,” the
Letters to the Editor: May 4, 2011

Letters to the Editor: May 4, 2011

Texada Island ferry sailings On Monday, April 18, my husband and I went to catch the 12:05 pm sailing from Texada Island to Powell River for a medical appointment with our doctor who comes over once a month from Courtenay.
Viewpoint: Public resources should be public

Viewpoint: Public resources should be public

by Daphne Ross I am following the plans and decisions of City of Powell River council as they pertain to the water rights in Powell River. One documentary that explains the global impact of water rights is called Blue Gold: The Water Wars .
Editorial Cartoon: May 4, 2011

Editorial Cartoon: May 4, 2011

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Editorial: Seismic shift

Editorial: Seismic shift

Stephen Harper asked Canadians for a majority and that’s what they gave him in the May 2 federal election. Harper’s Conservatives will rule in Parliament with 167 seats.