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Hourly sailings start in January

BC Ferries has announced details of its winter upgrade to Langdale terminal. Berth One, which is the primary operational berth at Langdale, will be temporarily closed from mid-January to mid-April, 2017 while marine structures are upgraded or replaced. Alternate service on the Langdale-Horseshoe Bay route and the water taxi service to Gambier and Keats islands ... Read More »

Breast cancer: more screening advised

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in British Columbian women – but breast cancer screening mammography rates on the Sunshine Coast are low. Currently just 50 per cent of eligible women are getting screened. Each day, the BC Cancer Agency’s Screening Mammography Program finds approximately five new breast cancers in women ... Read More »

“Knitted Knockers” – TELUS Community Ambassadors

Mieke Kang, left, of Roberts Creek, and Ingrid Mutsaerts, of Vancouver, pose with a basket of  “knitted knockers” for women who have had mastectomies. They are distributed by the Sunshine Coast TELUS Community Ambassadors, an organization of TELUS employees, retirees and family, and are made by members of the group in Powell River.  The group ... Read More »

Cancer support

“Flair on the Coast” is a free service providing support for anyone currently going through cancer treatment or in remission, including their caregivers and supporters. The relaxed format welcomes both men and women. Every meeting we have guest speakers covering many helpful topics.  With compassion we share questions and experiences with other survivors on a ... Read More »

Young Adults and Grief

How do you find the words to talk about your grand/parent, your brother or sister or your best friend dying? If you’re between the age of 19-35, come and join a group of people your own age to explore your grief and loss through a variety of expressive art exercises. Telling stories and making art ... Read More »

Bruce Milne – Sunshine Coast Art Crawl

One of the priorities of Sechelt Council is to encourage the active participation and engagement of citizens in both the cultural life and the future development of our community. This message suggests a number of ways to connect with the life of our community. Already underway is the annual Sechelt Arts Festival.  This 10-day long ... Read More »

BC Ferry Concerns

SCRD directors attended the meeting of Union of British Columbia Municipalities in the last week of September and had the opportunity to speak to provincial ministers and staff on concerns and requests for the Coast. SCRD directors focused mainly on two items, the new proposed seniors’ residence and the drought management plan. As part of ... Read More »

Books & Beyond – TRC Final Report

The recent stormy Fall weather is conducive to taking time to reflect on what is important in the life of our community. Of utmost priority is for each of us to be aware and informed about the recommendations of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) final report. As part of our important role in sharing ... Read More »

Student appointed to school board

The trustees of School District No. 46 (Sunshine Coast) are very pleased to welcome Maribeth Haines to the role of student trustee for the 2016/2017 school year. She was sworn in on Oct. 12  at the regular meeting of the Board in Gibsons. Our most sincere consultation efforts do not always reach the heart of ... Read More »

Free coffee, job training

The Open Door Group is now accepting applications for the “Jobs in Demand: Social Services Training”cohort.  The seven weeks of full time training, funded by the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training starts on Nov. 3 in Sechelt and is FREE to all eligible participants. After finishing the program, candidates will be able to: ... Read More »

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