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Much to consider in selecting a dog

People sometimes choose a dog to buy or adopt because they like the look of the dog, or because the breed or mix has been recommended by friends, or because a breed has been made popular on TV. When choosing a dog, consideration should also be given to what traits the breed has, the lifestyle ... Read More »

Largest full moon of the year December 3rd

The Winter Solstice occurs on Dec. 21. The largest full moon of the year, the Great Moon, will be Dec. 3. Mercury will be visible in the morning sky early in December,  and in the evening sky at the end of the month. Venus will be visible in the bright morning twilight early in the ... Read More »

A loan to help you get out of hospital

The Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary Loan Cupboard is one important resource which isn’t a cupboard at all. It’s actually a service that provides hospital equipment for short-term loan free of charge to residents of the Coast. The Red Cross provides this type of service in other communities across BC. The Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary is ... Read More »

A new era begins at Gibsons Library

I am honoured and thrilled to be able to write this article as the new Library Director. I believe that in this time of mass technological change, and information overload, that libraries have never been more important to community life. We are here to assist you with navigating the online world; to offer you a ... Read More »

Newest crop of LEAP-ers set to launch

Nine local entrepreneurs are preparing diligently to pitch and launch their businesses during Community Futures Sunshine Coast’s LEAP launch party at the Gibsons Public Market Thursday, Nov. 30. This fun and interactive evening designed to introduce new businesses to friends, relatives, potential investors, and future customers has become a tradition on the Coast, and part ... Read More »

Pushups for vets

Coast Builders RONA has announced its “leadership team” will be participating in the “22 Day Challenge” of doing 22 pushups a day for 22 days, in support of military personnel, veterans and first responders suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The pushups will start 11am Friday, Nov. 10 at the RONA stores in Sechelt ... Read More »

Flu season can bring another medical concern for kids

Flu season has arrived and for children with weak immune systems this can be a challenging time of the year.  “Otitis media”, inflammation of the middle ear, generally occurs in children with weakened immune systems.  It can flare up as an acute complication of the flu, tonsillitis, whooping cough, sinusitis or even a cold. For ... Read More »

Why you should get a flu shot

One shot could save your life when it comes to the flu, says a Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) doctor. “For healthy people, having the flu means a few days of feeling miserable, but for young children, pregnant women, the elderly and those with underlying health conditions, it can lead to a severe illness involving a ... Read More »

Keeping sport-loving pets injury-free

Many dogs participate in some sort of sport or activity. While many activities are fun for most dogs, it’s up to us condition and train our dogs to avoid injury. It’s also important to avoid working a dog who is tired as they, like us, are more likely to be injured when tired. Building up ... Read More »

Venus and Mars visible

Mercury will be will be well placed in the evening sky in November, achieving greatest elongation on the 24th and making a wide pair with the Moon on the 19th and 20th. Mercury will be 3° south of Saturn on the 28th. Venus is still prominent in the morning and will be 4° south of ... Read More »

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