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Alzheimer Tele-Workshop offers information, support

The non-profit Alzheimer Society of BC will offer a free tele–workshop, How to Support a Friend Who Has Dementia or is a Caregiver, on Wednesday, April 23 at 2 p.m. The workshop is designed for friends and family of someone dealing with dementia, offering ideas for communicating with a person with dementia, for offering support ... Read More »

BC extends coverage for diabetes management

British Columbians up to age 25 who require an insulin pump to manage their type 1 diabetes will now be covered by BC PharmaCare, Health Minister Terry Lake announced recently. “The need to constantly balance insulin doses with food and activities can be a challenge for anyone with diabetes, especially young British Columbians,” said Lake. ... Read More »

Legislation builds on support for nurse practitioners

Nurse practitioners will be further integrated into the health-care system under recently-introduced legislation that will expand their scope and opportunities. Nurse practitioners –  registered nurses with additional education at the master’s degree level, and an expanded scope of practice – were introduced in BC in 2005 to fulfil additional roles in areas like primary care, ... Read More »

Farmgate Market resumes Wednesday schedule

The popular Roberts Creek Farmgate Market resumed its Wednesday afternoon schedule last week, and will run weekly from 3 – 6 p.m. at Roberts Creek Hall through to October 29. This market offers more food and less crafts than other markets, with a mandate to be as organic and local as possible to ensure patrons ... Read More »

Nothing Common about Julia

On Wednesday, April 16 at 7:30pm at Heritage Playhouse, the Gibsons Garden Club is hosts a special evening with guest speaker Julia Common, CEO and Chief Beekeeper of ‘Hives for Humanity’, a Vancouver-based non-profit organization with a mandate to enhance community through apiculture. The group offers therapeutic beekeeping mentorship programs in partnership with organizations in ... Read More »

Sechelt Saturday Market re-opens

Dodging the April showers, crowds turned out for the opening Sechelt Farmers Market. Cowrie Street between Shorncliffe and Ocean will be closed to vehicle traffic each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. as farmers, crafters, artists and artisans offer a variety of fresh produce, plants, and products.  The weekly market continues through to October.  ... Read More »

Horoscope April 11 to April 17

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20) Contending with the adventure, mystery, challenge and paradoxes of relationships continues. TThe key is to listen more than be heard and try to understand more than be understood. All people experience life through their own filters; discover your partner’s. Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21) A busy time behind ... Read More »

Launch party

After an all-night session easing Coastal Craft’s new 65-foot Concord cruiser from its birthplace at the Venture Way fabrication shop to its berth place at Gibsons Marina, the luxury yacht hit the water Friday afternoon just after its scheduled launch time. A small crowd braved the unseasonably cold afternoon winds and drizzle to cheer a ... Read More »

Disappointing results for Earth Hour 2014

With just one per cent of the population turning off their lights and other electric appliances for a single hour, British Columbians saved 65 megawatt hours of electricity and reduced the provincial electricity load by one percent during Earth Hour on March 29 – the equivalent of turning off about 1.4 million lights. This is ... Read More »

Gibsons Chamber elects new Board

At its Annual General Meeting held at the Gibsons Public Market building on Friday, March 28, the Gibsons and District Chamber of Commerce hosted an unprecedented crowd for an evening of ‘business speed dating,’ a keynote address on entrepreneurship by author Gary Bizzo, and election of a new Board of Directors. Gathered for a group ... Read More »

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