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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 »

LEAP into business success


Community Futures Sunshine Coast is seeking its 2017 fall cohort of entrepreneurs whose businesses will help address social, environmental, or economic challenges on the Coast and beyond. The Local Entrepreneur Accelerator Program (LEAP!) is an nine-week enterprise accelerator program for new business ideas. More than 30 past alumni have gone on to establish many of ... Read More »

New exec at Gibsons Public Market

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The Gibsons Community Building Society, operator of the Gibsons Public Market, is pleased to announce Colin Stansfield will be taking the helm as executive director replacing Gerry Zipursky who has been leading the project since the start. “This change is somewhat bittersweet because Gerry is a founding member and visionary of the project who has ... Read More »

Snap a photo for chance to win a $50 gift card

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A picture-perfect array of fruits and vegetables sent to us by the Sechelt Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market. The BC Association of Farmers’ Markets is running a contest: you can win a $50 gift card in a draw each Friday by following BC Farmers’ Markets on Facebook or Instagram and posting a market photo with the ... Read More »

A gorgeously sunny Canada Day Parade

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The Coastal Cowgirls and their horses carry Canadian flags through downtown Sechelt in the Canada Day parade. It was one of the largest parades in memory, with hundreds of individuals and more than 50 floats and groups. It took about 70 minutes to pass a given point. It being Canada Day, the Coastal Cowgirls, a ... Read More »

Walk into history

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Would you like to wander back in time, to before the streets of Gibsons Landing were paved, to before car ferries, to a time when the herring ran so thick that your boat could float on them? Participants will join local historian Dale Peterson as he leads “Historical Walking Tours of Gibsons Landing” thoughout the ... Read More »

Farmers Market offers summer treats

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A vendor displays her wares at the Sechelt Farmers Market June 3. Donna McMahon photo Read More »

Co-op car now at ferry terminal weekends

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In time for the busy summer travel season the Coast Car Co-op is excited to announce that travelers arriving at Langdale will have access to a Coast Car Co-op vehicle.  As of June 2 the Toyota Corolla will be conveniently located at the Langdale Ferry Terminal from Friday to Sunday. The Coast Car Co-op Board ... Read More »

Pacific Ferries resumes service

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Pacific Ferries passengers disembark on Gibsons dock April 10, as the company resumed its service to downtown Vancouver.  The service had been suspended in late November to allow repairs to the boats. Pacific Ferries offers a 6:20am sailing from Gibsons that stops in Horseshoe Bay and arrives in Coal Harbour at 7:40am, and a return ... Read More »

Change and the Chamber of Commerce

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In the course of its 70 years, the Gibsons and District Chamber of Commerce has witnessed and helped direct change, growth, and economic progress in Gibsons and the Sunshine Coast. Speaking to over 60 of the Chamber’s 230 members at its recent Annual General Meeting, Chamber President William Baker noted “it’s our challenge to ensure ... Read More »

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