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Dogs’ ‘play bow’ is an invitation

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We have all witnessed dogs having a great time playing. Play is important for the development of social skills, for the formation and maintenance of social bonds, to provide exercise and to teach hand-eye coordination. Play fighting and other play behaviors can provide practice for the real thing  (Bekoff & Pierce, 2009). To solicit play, ... Read More »

Mercury to shine in early April


Mercury can be seen very low in the WNW in the evening twilight but will be lost by mid-month. Venus can be seen with difficulty very low in the E in the morning twilight. Mars will be very low in the W in the evening twilight but will be lost after mid-month. Jupiter will be ... Read More »

From tax help to kids’ activities: Library offers broad range of services


Spring is here; that means it must be tax time. To help ease the stress of tax season the Library is offering free income tax assistance sessions for eligible individuals (modest income and a simple tax situation) on Fridays throughout March and April 12:30-4:30pm   This service is provided by the Community Volunteer Income Tax ... Read More »

Would-be green thumbs welcome

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The Pender Harbour Garden Club has a mission “to promote all forms of gardening through educational sessions and practical experience in a socially supportive atmosphere.” The club is open to anyone who enjoys gardening and talking about gardening.  If you are interested in joining, you do not need to be a knowledgeable gardener, you will ... Read More »

Another reason to eat chocolate


BC Liquor Stores are once again encouraging customers to support the annual Support Dry Grad Campaign, an initiative that raises funds for public and independent schools to host safe, alcohol-free celebration events for graduating high school students. Chocolates are being sold in stores for $1 with all the proceeds going directly to schools in the ... Read More »

Buddha and Elvis ‘show up’ at antique appraisal

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An antique Buddha and an eight-ounce silver Elvis Presley commemorative coin were among the items brought to the Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives Antique and Collectibles Roadshow on Feb. 25. The annual event was a fundraiser for the museum. People brought their antiques to the Trail Bay Mall in Sechelt and paid to have them ... Read More »

Seedy Saturday this weekend


We are excited to invite you to attend the annual Seedy Saturday event at the Roberts Creek Community Hall and Masonic Hall on Sat., March 4, 11am–4pm. Highlights of this great day will include over 25 vendors providing seeds, plants, starts, veggies and locally handmade products as well as a kid’s zone, delicious local hot ... Read More »

Harbour Air adds Vancouver flights

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Harbour Air Seaplanes have added an important link between the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver with new direct daily flights between Sechelt and downtown Vancouver. Harbour Air Seaplanes offers two daily flights between Sechelt and Vancouver from Monday to Friday. Weekend flights will begin on April 1. “It takes only 20 minutes to fly from Sechelt ... Read More »

Women in Focus: Dr. Shannon McLean – Harness your passion

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As women we often underestimate our potential.  We have enough skills, experience and intelligence to make important contributions to our local communities and to the world at large.  The thing is to consider the possibilities. Dare to dream. And then to realize the dream by becoming aware of our potential and the potential of like-minded ... Read More »

Women in Focus: Tanya Smith – Hopeful for women’s advancement

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When President Trump and Prime Minister Trudeau met for the first time February 13, two things struck me: the twitter-worthy politics of a handshake, and the leader’s joint endorsement of advancing women in the workforce. Kudos to Trudeau for holding down the handshake, but I was angry that women’s rights were once again a prop ... Read More »

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