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Smaller footprint homes gain ground

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The Sunshine Coast is noted for its many sprawling homes on large rural properties. In 2015, while just over 46 per cent of the dwellings in B.C. were detached single family homes, 80 per cent of Sunshine Coast dwellings were houses. But that picture is changing. While a big house on an acreage is still ... Read More »

Habitat for Humanity, Sunshine Coast

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Forever home It’s the smile on the faces of all the participants that you notice. The joy they feel knowing they have lifted a family out of the cycle of endless rent and poverty and moved them into their forever home. It has happened nine times on the Sunshine Coast and two more homes are ... Read More »

West Coast Log Homes partners with Disney World

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West Coast Log Homes (WCLH) owner Andy Koberwitz is looking forward to the imminent opening of a special project built by his company in Florida. A restaurant and pool bar has already opened and twenty-six 1400 sq. ft. luxury cabins will follow soon at Walt Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, located at Disney World Resort in Florida. ... Read More »

Another hot summer for Coast real estate?

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It’s looking like 2017 could be another banner year for Sunshine Coast real estate. And if that prediction is right, it’s great news for sellers, while those looking to purchase might save some money by buying soon. Nothing is likely to match the red-hot sales numbers and price increases we saw in 2016, and we ... Read More »

The Business of Healthcare

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A lifeline for residents of the Sunshine Coast The business of healthcare is a work in progress in the community hospital that is a life line for residents on the Sunshine Coast. The $5-million renovation and technical up-grade to the 53-year old ambulatory care wing at Sechelt Hospital is moving ahead on schedule expected to be completed ... Read More »

Marleen Vermeulen: Seven-colour palette

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When Marleen Vermeulen first saw the Sunshine Coast, she almost cried. It was not a positive reaction to the coastal landscape which would become the painter’s signature subject. “It was dark and it was wet,” recalls Vermeulen. “I thought, ‘I’m going to be buried alive here.’” Nick, Vermeulen’s husband, was spearheading the move to Canada, ... Read More »

Bach to business

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Coast couple invent new way for classical musicians to up their game An idea spawned during a chance meeting in a hot spring has inspired two Coast residents to develop a unique interactive music app recently launched on iTunes. It’s called Sit-ins, a kind of karaoke for chamber musicians. Subscribers to the $8.99-a-month service virtually ... Read More »

Dean Hunt: Heiltsuk artist

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Dean Hunt knows an opportunity when he sees one, even if it comes in the form of a frog and a broken elbow. The Heiltsuk artist, known for his wood carvings, paintings and jewellery, is also a beats DJ and indigenous tattoo practitioner. His father, Bradley, is a respected carver and painter, and his older ... Read More »

Simply delicious: Northern Divine, the Canadian caviar

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It is sustainable, natural, safe, healthy, award winning and a world class business and its local owners believe it might be the greenest aquaculture fish farm in the world. While the good reputation of Northern Divine Aquafarms keeps growing, it has gone almost unnoticed for more than two decades on the Sunshine Coast. Known world ... Read More »

GPAG celebrates Canada’s 150th

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The Gibsons Public Art Gallery will be celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday by transforming the gallery into an Expo-style pavilion. Stewart Stinson, President of the GPAG Board, wrote a successful Canada 150 grant to support the project. “I really enjoyed Expo ’86,” says Stinson who came up with the idea to create the pavilion intended to ... Read More »

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