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EDITORIAL: Downloaded

The strangest thing has happened in Canadian politics: the federal government is actually taking money from its own pocket and giving it to a lower level of government.

CYNICAL SUNSHINE: Crime pays (for school)

As the cold, hard cash slid across the counter, that spirit-crushing weight finally slipped off my back. I was making my final student loan payment and boy-howdy, it felt good.

VIEW FROM THE FENCE: Add, subtract, multiply and divide Hwy. 99

We were reminded in a harsh way this week how precious life is and how quickly it can be taken away. In the aftermath of too many deaths in too few days on Hwy.

EDITORIAL: Time to mourn

Sometimes the hardest part of a tragedy such as the one that gripped Squamish this past week is to simply let it be a tragedy. Looking for answers and remedies is a part of the grieving process.

CYNICAL SUNSHINE: The developers are coming...

Shhhdo you hear that? If you listen closely, you can actually hear the calm packing up its things as the storm impatiently taps its foot just waiting to pounce on our neighbourhood. Already the writing is on the wall - or the highway, rather.

EDITORIAL: Welcome back, Ted

Coming soon to your town: a vaguely familiar face.

VIEW FROM THE FENCE: Resort proposal lives another day

An interesting thing happened on Dec. 23.

EDITORIAL: The Tory Trudeau?

The race to play sacrificial lamb to Prime Minister Paul Martin just got a little more interesting - to the point where this spring's anticipated federal election might end up becoming a contest after all.

EDITORIAL: The wrong frontier

"Spacethe final frontier." When TV actor William Shatner first spoke those words in the 1960s, they had special meaning.

CYNICAL SUNSHINE: So many scandales, so little time

Back in the day, when the Rail and Sea - sorry, the Wolf's Den - no I think it was the Chew-Choos Café.