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New exec at Gibsons Public Market

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The Gibsons Community Building Society, operator of the Gibsons Public Market, is pleased to announce Colin Stansfield will be taking the helm as executive director replacing Gerry Zipursky who has been leading the project since the start. “This change is somewhat bittersweet because Gerry is a founding member and visionary of the project who has ... Read More »

Busy summer at Gibsons Library

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The library has been bustling this summer with a diverse array of programs for young people. Books were vibrating with music beats at our tween dance during which summer program participants showed off the DJ skills they had learned with instructor and professional DJ Henry Telfer. The creative minds camps have had kids learning everything ... Read More »

Meteor shower and eclipse this month

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There will be two spectacular shows in the skies above this month, one during the night, and one during the day. The Perseid meteor shower happens on Sat., August 12. It peaks during daylight hours (1pm) but continues on into the evening. Our observatory at Sechelt airport will be open that night at 9:30pm for ... Read More »

Graphic novel section set for launch at Sechelt Library

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What do you think of when you hear the words “graphic novel?” Maybe Tin Tin, Asterix or Anime?  Or maybe your think of comics, such as Archie, or Mad Magazine. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a graphic novel as “cartoon drawings that tell a story and are published as a book”. Graphic novels have come a ... Read More »

Dogs can be taught impulse control

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Teaching a dog impulse control or delay of gratification is one of the best ways to help a dog become calm and self- controlled. Impulsive individuals are usually characterized by their rapid response to stimulation, accelerated action and a difficulty in the ability to inhibit responses. Individual variation in the ability to control impulses is ... Read More »

Eclipse over the Coast August 21

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Planet Mercury is not observable in August. Venus is very low in the E but will be difficult to observe by month’s end. Mars is very low in the W in the evening twilight but will be difficult to see. Jupiter can be seen in the SE after dark and transits near 11pm. Sets in ... Read More »

Time to get into your summer reading

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Summer has finally reached the Coast and many of us are setting the pause button on busy schedules and gearing up to slow down and enjoy some long awaited summer-time activities. Whether this means a road trip, time at the beach, on a boat, preparing for visitors or just finding that perfect spot in the ... Read More »

Snap a photo for chance to win a $50 gift card

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A picture-perfect array of fruits and vegetables sent to us by the Sechelt Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market. The BC Association of Farmers’ Markets is running a contest: you can win a $50 gift card in a draw each Friday by following BC Farmers’ Markets on Facebook or Instagram and posting a market photo with the ... Read More »

A gorgeously sunny Canada Day Parade

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The Coastal Cowgirls and their horses carry Canadian flags through downtown Sechelt in the Canada Day parade. It was one of the largest parades in memory, with hundreds of individuals and more than 50 floats and groups. It took about 70 minutes to pass a given point. It being Canada Day, the Coastal Cowgirls, a ... Read More »

Wish-list cheque present by Auxiliary

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A big cheque with a really big number. Each year, the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary responds to the “wish list” presented by Vancouver Coastal Health to support healthcare in our community. This year the request for a total of $273,000 will fund equipment for acute care at Sechelt Hospital, mental health and addictions, home care, ... Read More »

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