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Sunshine Coast Community Foundation: Ahead of the curve

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Most British Columbians are familiar with the Vancouver Foundation–the largest community foundation in Canada–but few realize that BC also has 50 other community foundations. The Sunshine Coast Community Foundation (SCCF), established in 2003, is one of the smaller ones, but is making its mark as a leader of small foundations in Canada. “Our main objective ... Read More »

Tems Swiya Museum

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Ch’elkwilwet Raquel Joe has a long to-do list. “I just take it one day at a time,” says the affable Cultural Interpreter for Tems Swiya Museum. Joe’s passion for her work is evident in the way she talks about the history of the shíshálh people, the plans she has for the Museum, and the warm ... Read More »

Local Celebrity: Bonnie Klein

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Pioneering filmmaker, feminist, author, activist, Officer of the Order of Canada, Seth and Naomi Klein’s mother (yes, that Seth, that Naomi). But when I arrive at the home of Bonnie Sherr Klein in Roberts Creek, she’s just Bonnie, and invites me onto her deck with its stunning view of the Salish Sea. “It’s such a ... Read More »

Wild Mushrooms: renewable bounty

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As autumn clouds gather over the Sunshine Coast and rain pelts down, visitors close up their summer cottages, and most residents retreat indoors grumbling. But mushroom aficionados have been looking forward to this soggy season all year long. Wild mushrooms flourish along the Pacific Coast from July to November, and savvy pickers comb the rainforest in ... Read More »

Signature dishes on the Sunshine Coast

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SweetWater Bistro A still, end-of-August Tuesday at dusk.  A serene view of the blue waters of Howe Sound from the deck at SweetWater Bistro and an abundance of soft felt blankets for the slight chill in the air. It’s early but the restaurant already buzzes with a jazz music kind of evening. I’m here to taste ... Read More »

Oyas for The Greenhouse at Davis Bay Elementary

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In another philanthropic project, art and community work together around food to make life better for families and children. During the Sunshine Coast Art Crawl, Davis Bay Elementary and Sechelt Sustainable Community (SSC) are co-­fundraising for a greenhouse which will be used for educating students about how to grow healthy food. Oyas for The Greenhouse ... Read More »

Buy art, feed kids!

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The unmistakable rise in the cost of living on the Sunshine Coast, most notably in housing and food, impacts everyone, especially young families. It’s difficult to find rental accommodation within a limited budget (the average two­ bedroom home now costs $1,600 per month), and the cost of groceries continues to climb up, up, up. Last ... Read More »

Coast TV – A launchpad for many programs… and careers

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We might grumble about the cost of cable TV in this country, and in fact Canadians do pay some of the highest service fees in the world. But when it comes to Sunshine Coast companies that also give back to the community, it’s hard not to put Coast Cable close to the top of the ... Read More »

Viewpoint: Vancouver and the Coast – two worlds apart

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Just a forty minute scenic ferry ride from Metro Vancouver, one of the hottest real estate economies, is the Sunshine Coast.  A coastal paradise that is not on the radar of most people and businesses in BC.  Why it is still virtually undiscovered boggles the minds of those who have found it. Is it poor ... Read More »

From the publisher’s desk…

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It has been reported recently by Sunshine Coast Tourism that we hosted an additional 30,000 visitors this past summer. Visitors from the USA, from the Island, from other locales, but the majority it seems were from other parts of BC.   We all know why.  Many tell us that we live in paradise, with our ... Read More »

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