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Mental Health week at the Sechelt Library


Darkness. Confusion. Helplessness. Self-loathing. Just a few words that describe what it feels like to have a mental illness. Join us, at the Sechelt Library, during Mental Health Week, May 1-7 and learn more about mental health, resources in our community, and tools to help yourself or loved ones, cope. Mental Health Week at the ... Read More »

Homeopathy founder remembered this month


April is World Homeopathy Awareness Month, the month the founder of homeopathy was born, Samual Hahnemann, born April 10, 1755 in Meissen, Germany.  After more than 200 years homeopathy is still practiced and used worldwide and continues to grow globally as an effective form of treatment for first-aid/trauma conditions, acutes, childbirth and pregnancy, chronic and ... 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 »

Planning ahead for a time of life when plans will be harder to make


Tuesday Talks is a new adult program at the Sechelt Library. On Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 1:30pm representatives from the Sunshine Coast Hospice Society will talk about Advance Care Planning. Advance Care Planning is an opportunity for you to reflect on your beliefs, values, and wishes. It can also help you plan how you will ... Read More »

Help for healthcare students

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At the close of class on Jan. 18 the 20 students in the Healthcare Assistant Program at the Sechelt campus of Capilano University were visited by representatives of the Hopkins Branch of the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary. In recognition of their hard work and dedication to a much needed field of study, the surprised students ... Read More »

Cancer treatment support

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“Flair on the Coast” is a free service providing support for those currently going through cancer treatment or in remission, including caregivers and supporters. The relaxed format welcomes both men and women.  Every meeting we have a guest speaker covering helpful topics. With compassion we share questions and experiences with other survivors on a one- ... Read More »

Therapy regulation to be subject of Gibsons meeting


A town hall meeting will be held at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery on Jan. 12, 7-9pm. The topic of the meeting will be, “Bringing regulation to counselling therapies in BC: protecting the public from harm”. Presenters will include Dr. Susan Penfold, Dr. Glen Grigg, Bernadine Fox, and Janice Williams. Topics will include: what therapy ... Read More »

Grand fun


Sunshine Coast Grandmothers and Grandothers held a “flashmob” to raise awareness of World AIDS Day, Dec. 1.  Jan Jensen, front, led the group of seniors dancing to the Eurythmics’ “Sisters are Doin’ it for Themselves” in Sunnycrest Mall in Gibsons. The performance was repeated later at the Trail Bay Mall in Sechelt. The organization raises ... Read More »

My path to natural medicine


When I was 23 years old I was living in Vancouver and going to college.  At the time I was seeing a GP for severe acne on my face that had been progressively getting worse.  He tried treating it with antibiotics, but this was not helping.  He then suggested I try another medication, but there ... Read More »

Breast cancer: more screening advised


Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in British Columbian women – but breast cancer screening mammography rates on the Sunshine Coast are low. Currently just 50 per cent of eligible women are getting screened. Each day, the BC Cancer Agency’s Screening Mammography Program finds approximately five new breast cancers in women ... Read More »

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