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Credit union sponsors Oscars Eve event

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Sunshine Coast Credit Union Sechelt senior branch manager Vic Etcheverry turns over a cheque to Jena Eros, in her “Marilyn Monroe” Oscars Eve emcee costume.  The credit union is sponsoring the Sechelt Rotary Club’s fourth annual Oscar’s Eve event Feb. 28 at the Trail Bay Mall in Sechelt, with all proceeds going to the Arrowhead ... Read More »

Sunshine Dragons Abreast raising funds

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Christine Klingenberg, left, and Sheila Weber show off the breast cancer display table at a pub night held recently by their team, Sunshine Dragons Abreast. The team was kicking off their fund-raising events to reach their goal of participating in the 2018 International Breast Cancer Dragon Boat Festival in Florence Italy. Paddling practice will start ... Read More »

Freedom to Read Week reminds us of our good fortune

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In these turbulent times, many of us have been motivated to reflect on some of the many reasons we are fortunate to be Canadian. One of these reasons will be nationally celebrated from Feb. 26 to March 4: Freedom to Read Week. The Canadian Library Association Statement on Intellectual Freedom asserts that all persons in ... Read More »

Gibsons Chamber: Promoting prosperity

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In recent years, the vibrant, active Gibsons & District Chamber of Commerce has reached beyond its traditional boundaries with a new vision. A long-time proponent of strengthening businesses within our own community, this volunteer-led business group is now reaching out to build a network of relationships ‘from Langdale to Lund’, supporting Visitor Services, the Ferry ... Read More »

Sechelt Chamber of Commerce: Reasons to join

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The Sechelt & District Chamber of Commerce’s main role is to help your business or organization succeed. Not only do we focus on traditional business issues but also on the overall financial health and well-being of our community. We provide marketing and other informational services for our members as well as offer educational programs such ... Read More »

Why the tax rules changed for real estate sales

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If you packed up and sold your Home Sweet Home (a.k.a. your principal residence), there’s some new things to know when it comes to your taxes. Whether you moved down the street or across the country, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) wants to stay in-the-loop, so you’ll need to report the sale on this year’s ... Read More »

Kids’ library fines dropped

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The board of the Gibsons and District Public Library has implemented a new policy on children’s materials: there will be no overdue fines on any children’s materials, but fees for lost or damaged items will still exist. Having fine-free children’s materials is another step the library is taking to ensure that the library is as ... Read More »

Dogs and humans: great communicators

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We know that dogs have unique social skills for communicating and cooperating with humans and that they form strong attachments to people. Recent research indicates that the relationship between humans and dogs may go back as far as 40,000 year ago (Skoglund, Ersmark, Palkopoulou, & Dalen, 2015). Humans also benefit from their relationships with dogs. ... Read More »

Unique images of Saturn moons hoped for

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In September 1997 the Cassini spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral on a journey to Planet Saturn and a survey of the planets rings and atmosphere. On Sept. 17, 2017 and almost 20 years to the day, Cassini will run out of fuel and plunge into the planet’s thick mist. Scientists are hoping that on its ... Read More »

Renovated Thrift Store grand re-opening

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Sunshine coast Healthcare Auxiliary volunteers pose in their newly-renovated Thrift Store, at 5693 Cowrie St. in Sechelt. The auxiliary is having a “grand re-opening celebration” at the store on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 1pm.  Photo submitted Read More »

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