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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 »

New childcare centre opens

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Lisa Harrison poses at her new Natural Connections Childcare Centre in the former Gibsons United Church hall. The centre is enrolling children aged 3 to 5 and hopes to soon offer care for children under 30 months of age.  Donna McMahon photo Read More »

SEWN going strong


The Self Employed Women’s Network (SEWN) held their annual general meeting and spring “socializer” on April 6 at the Gibsons Curling Club.  Donna McMahon Read More »

Investing locally – in Pender Harbour

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Local prosperity supporting community values – that’s what Coast Community Investment Co-op (CCIC) representatives will discuss April 6 in Pender Harbour. The new, member-owned Co-op invests in local businesses and projects that support social and environmental goals such as food security, affordable housing, environmental resilience, and job creation. Millions of dollars leave the coast every ... 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 »

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 »

Five tips to boost your financial health

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Much like earthquake readiness, many of us aren’t as well prepared as we would like to be to weather a personal financial crisis.  Here are some tips that will allow you to plan for the unforeseen today and relieve some of that financial anxiety! 1. Build up an Emergency Fund No one likes to think about ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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