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Keeping your dog safe in the wild

As we enjoy warmer weather, people are more inclined to enjoy the outdoors with their dogs and this often brings us closer to wildlife and to farm animals and other potential hazards. Be familiar with where you are walking before unleashing your dog. Know where there may be steep drop offs or fast-moving water. Before ... Read More »

Mercury, Venus and Mars visible in April

By April 1, Venus will be an “evening star”, setting nearly two hours after the Sun. Mercury will be about 4° above Venus in the dusk. On April 2 Mars will pass 1 1/4° below Saturn just above the constellation Sagittarius. On April 7 the waning moon will hang 1° above Saturn in the morning ... Read More »

Spring sighting

Crocuses are a traditional harbinger of spring and often the first flowers you see after our bit of snow disappears. The perennials have popped up all over the lower Sunshine Coast; these ones were photographed on Ocean Beach Esplanade in Gibsons. Combined with the switch to daylight savings time last weekend, the flowers tell us ... Read More »

Coast newspaper collection to become more accessible

The Museum is fortunate to have in its collection the archives from the “Coast News” newspaper, which contains documents and photos produced over the paper’s 50-year history. This year, we are working on making this collection more accessible to the public. To better understand the Coast News, I did some digging into the history of ... Read More »

Library bridging a divide

As Anne Goulding stated, “The public library is no longer just a place to borrow or read books or even to access digital material, it is a key community resource and facility that engages people with their local communities and wider society.” The library is a bridge across the digital and educational divide that exist ... Read More »

State of mind effects health

Have you and your family had frequent colds and flu this winter?  This could be a sign of a weakened immune system and a chronic condition. Frequent colds and flu, coughs that do not resolve after two or three weeks, a flu that goes deep into the chest and even turns to pneumonia; repeated sore ... Read More »

Free income tax services offered

A volunteer program to prepare income taxes free of charge for low income clients is now accepting appointments. The program, sponsored by the Canada Revenue Agency and Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, has income limits of $30,000 for an individual, $40,000 for a couple, plus $2,500 for additional dependent. The program does not serve clients with ... Read More »

Gibsons Butcher wins business award

Meat merchants Adam and Shannon Vanderwoerd pose in their shop, The Gibsons Butcher, winner of a Small Business BC award. At a Vancouver banquet Feb. 23, the Vanderwoerds picked up the “Premier’s People’s Choice” award, which comes with $1,500 and an all-access pass to programs and advice from Small Business BC. The citation read: “They ... Read More »

Pratt and Siegers: Supporting and empowering women leaders

On March 3, Lori Pratt, School District #46 Board Chair, and I, Darnelda Siegers, District of Sechelt Councillor, are hosting a Women’s Campaign School.  With the information and sessions presented, we are looking to demystify the election process so women who may be interested, will step into leadership roles in politics and potentially run for ... Read More »

Gender diversity: story behind the stats

Want to inspire others toward gender diversity in your workplace? Find the story behind the stats. In making the case for incorporating gender diversity (or any diversity) into a workplace we can draw on a multitude of studies, statistic, reports, data and information all telling us how our workplaces and our communities thrive when they ... Read More »

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