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Dementia workshops offered

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“You have dementia.” It’s a phrase being heard by an ever-increasing number of Sunshine Coast residents during a medical appointment. To help them understand this pressing health issue, the non-profit Alzheimer Society of BC brings two free workshops to Sechelt on Saturday, Oct. 14. Getting to Know Dementia is an introductory session that reviews basic ... Read More »

There are homeopathic treatments for some childhood disorders


If you are a parent, or an adult that works with children, you may be aware of the increased diagnosis and cases of disorders such as ADHD, ADD, OCD, ODD, anxiety, depression, aggression, and eating disorders that are occurring in children today. The homeopathic approach understands that each child is unique, and behaviors are only ... Read More »

All about trees, at the Bot


It’s all about trees this weekend at the SC Botanical Garden in West Sechelt. On Sept. 30 at 1pm, master gardener Sheila Watkins will demonstrate how to plant a tree or shrub. And on Oct. 1 at 1pm, native plant coordinator Harry Hill will lead a guided tree walk through the Garden. Dress for the ... Read More »

Tug game can teach valuable lessons

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Playing tug with dogs is a great way to reward a dog, to teach bite inhibition, to teach a dog to release an item on cue, to tire a dog out and to teach control of arousal levels. To teach tug-toy, decide what the cue will be for tug-toy. Have ready a toy the dog ... Read More »

Outer planets in view in October


In October Saturn will be very low in the southwestern sky at sunset and will set early in the evening. In the evening of October 3, the Moon will come within 0.7° of Neptune. Neptune and Uranus will be visible for most of the night. On the 5th Venus and Mars will be only 0.2° ... Read More »

Fall back into books


After the hot summer of bustling activity, fall is a great time to be more reflective, and to take time to read or learn something new. There are always great new books at the library, as well as many new online resources that are fun to try such as Zinio.  Zinio can easily be accessed ... Read More »

Now that’s a toy!

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A boy with a really big toy – an industrial-sized power shovel – at the Lehigh annual open house September 9. It looks like Mom is trying to get him to come down, and it looks like he doesn’t want to. Although it rained Saturday morning, the gravel mine open house featured free food, games ... Read More »

Homeopathy: a medical go-to worldwide


Did you know that homeopathic medicine is the leading “alternative” treatment used by physicians in Europe?  Homeopathy is even more popular in India where, according to the British medical journal “The Lancet,” more than “100 million people depend on it solely and of these users 62 per cent have never tried conventional medicines and 82 ... Read More »

‘Re-arranging the solar system’


The Sunshine Coast Astronomy Club Centre welcomes Christa Van Laerhoven, whose topic will be “Major Migrations: Rearranging the Solar System”, Sept. 8 at 7:30pm at the Arts Centre in Sechelt. Van Laerhoven is a postdoctoral fellow at UBC. She gained her PhD from the Department of Planetary Sciences at the University of Arizona in May ... Read More »

‘Aging Well’ is the focus of Foundation talk


The Sechelt Hospital Foundation invites you to attend “Aging Well,” our second speaker session focused on mental, physical and emotional well-being. The talk will take place this Sunday, August 27th at the Rockwood Pavilion in Sechelt, between 2 and 4 pm. Entrance will be by donation at the door. Please register via email at ... Read More »

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