"Disposing of surplus properties, often with associated operating costs, would appear to make sense. However, these one-time sales cannot be relied on to resolve structural budget imbalances."
"The Family Support Centre, operated by the North Shore Schizophrenia Society, serves families coping with all serious mental illnesses including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders and borderline personality disorder, as well as schizophrenia."
" Just like the wind and water when you're on a boat, thoughts will change. Thoughts are no different than anything else ."
"The results of [this] review paint a disturbing picture which is well-characterized by this comment from a physician participant: 'The system is broken. I've become so angry, frustrated and burnt out. The biggest frustration is the systemic disarray'."
IN the hope of saving the lives of some young people who experience a severe mental crisis, Victoria residents Kelly and Owen Bradley delivered a 36,721name petition to B.C. Minister of Health, Margaret MacDiarmid.
THREE fundamental principles underpin most legal contracts: the laws of disclosure, informed consent and the requirement for all signatories to comply with the conditions stipulated in the agreement.
Gone was the turbulent roiling of pineapple-express rain-swell that, two weeks ago, had threatened flood levels as it swept small boulders closer to the estuary.
"In British Columbia, people with disabilities living in community or institutional care are one of the most over-regulated and poorly served groups. The main reason for this is a long history of overbearing bureaucracy which operates arbitrarily and without effective control and direction from our elected representatives."
With regards to the opinion expressed by Elizabeth James in her March 13 column, Cannibalizing Yourself Lacks Foresight, we offer the following important clarification.
WHEN District of North Vancouver Mayor Richard Walton made his comment to Globe & Mail reporter Andrea Woo, he was talking about TransLink's plan to sell some of its tangible assets to offset part of its operating deficit.
IT was a beautiful day in the neighbourhood when West Vancouver Mayor Michael Smith told local Chamber of Commerce delegates what many of us had long suspected - the regional Mayors` Council on Regional Transportation is virtually powerless to effect a change for the better at TransLink.
THE Professional Standards and Guidelines of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. present clear definitions of conflict of interest, describe how practitioners can avoid it and place "real" or "perceived" conflicts on an almost equal footing.
THE mine discussed in the newsletter of the Mining Suppliers' Association of B.C. is the Morrison Copper and Gold project of Pacific Booker Minerals Inc.
"In my view, TransLink should respect the discipline of the planning regime set forth in the [South Coast BC Transportation Authority Act s207], which requires that TransLink use its best efforts to implement the official plan in place."
Congratulations to both Elizabeth James for asking the questions in her Feb. 6 column, Hoping for Happy Endings, and to the North Shore News for publishing the article. I look forward to the answers.
Common sense and justice can prevail and, with a fully-informed electorate, future elections can result in ethical administrations that will place integrity and accountability at the forefront of every decision they make.
"We are most interested in hearing from members of the public who have suggestions of areas where the AGLG can be most helpful to British Columbia's local governments by conducting performance audits that may identify ways to improve value for money or highlight best practices." aglg.ca
"Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit and never dies. It wanders perturbedly through the halls and galleries of the memory, and is often heard again, distinct and living as when it first displaced the wavelets of the air."
" Canada Starts Here: The BC Jobs Plan . . . has three pillars to help us deal with today's economic uncertainty . . . : Working with employers and communities to enable job creation across B.C.; strengthening our infrastructure to get our goods to market [and] expanding markets for B.C. products and services ."