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What's in a name?

The following is a satirical account of politics in the back country.

Twitter not so twitty

At first blush, especially if you don't take the time to find someone who has something real to say, Twitter can seem silly as you found ["This techie's a-twitter," The Chief, April 24].

Political games

I came away from last week's public forum on BC-STV in frustration ['STV or STV?" The Chief, May 1]. The audience, myself included, was unable to tackle the biggest of obstacles to moving forward - power politics.

Celebrate with Mom at fundraiser

The annual Howe Sound Women's Centre Mother's Day Fundraiser is tomorrow (May 9) from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Cliffside Pub.

Tell me again why you're planning not to vote

I'm stumped. I simply don't see the logic in choosing not to cast a ballot on election day. There's a principle at play here and it's one I think we too easily ignore. Our right to vote is a cornerstone of our democracy.

Royal Hudson comes to Squamish

For the first time in 10 years, the world famous Royal Hudson will pull passengers on the rails between North Vancouver and Squamish. Local residents should listen for the familiar whistle as she steams into Squamish around 10:15 a.m. on May 12.

Game fumble

Now that the fun and Games are rapidly receding in the rearview mirror, how did we do in the Olympic leveraging department? Some downtown watering holes prospered, especially if they had plenty of suds on tap and big screen TVs.

Message from our MP

I was amazed at the courage of many of the people who testified before hearings of the Justice and Human Rights Committee in Vancouver last Thursday, April 30.

'Not perfect' not good enough

I attended the STV forum and noticed how the No campaign is focused on pointing out the shortfalls of the STV system - yet I hear no arguments on why our current FPTP system is superior or how keeping it would be beneficial ["STV or no STV?" The Chie

Say no to chemical warfare

Gardens come with the good, the bad and the ugly. One of the less attractive qualities of gardening is dealing with pests and diseases. Even if your garden consists of pots and window boxes - you too can fall victim to pests and diseases.