The Sorry Tale of the Village and the Goose

By: Alan Donenfeld

Once upon a time there was a very pleasant village by the sea with one diner. The diner's menu offered only one selection:

"One Fresh Egg (boiled, fried, or scrambled)"

Diners had more than enough to eat and they were consuming sufficient protein. It appeared to be a perfectly satisfying eggxistence for all, eggxcept for some locals who quietly grumbled that they believed they were entitled to eggxtract more protein from the diner.

OPINION: Woodfibre LNG Is Wrong

By: Jef Keighley

Woodfibre LNG’s Size Matters ad alleges it complies in every way with the safety standards set down by SIGTTO – the Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators, the global authority on the safe handling of Liquid Natural Gas. Not true!

Sunshine Coast Schizophrenia Society receives praise

By: Margot Grant

The Sunshine Coast is a small step closer to better care for people with mental illness. Vancouver Coastal Health is in the process of hiring a psychiatric nurse who will come to a person’s house in case of a mental health emergency. Together with an RCMP officer, the nurse will stay with the person and arrange a trip to the emergency room. The service will start before the end of summer. 

"GEORGE" THREATENS GIBSONS AQUIFER

By: Suzanne Senger

Qualified Professionals hired by the Town of Gibsons say "the George" poses risks to Gibsons aquifer. 

Klaus Fuerniss’s "George Hotel" development application originally included a report by Horizon Engineering that said excavations for the project would not harm Gibsons’ aquifer, and GABC was very troubled by this claim. We commissioned a peer review of the report in January 2014 that determined excavations would in fact penetrate Gibsons’ aquifer. After a year of study and further peer review by consultants hired by the Town of Gibsons, it turns out that all our concerns and predictions have been proven correct.

Yet Klaus Fuerniss keeps on telling the public that the aquifer is not at risk and Gibsons Mayor Wayne Rowe, does not seem to be concerned.