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Local realtor named top performer

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A Sunshine Coast-based realtor has just been named one of Canada’s top-performing real estate agents. Ali Khan of Royal LePage Sussex has been recognized in Real Estate Professional magazine’s 2017 Top 200 Agents list. The third annual feature shines the spotlight on leading realtors who are elevating the entire industry by going above and beyond ... 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 »

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 »

Botanical Garden closing in on master plan

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Excitement builds at Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden as the 15-year Master Plan nears completion. On Jan. 10 Garden members saw the layout plan showing this vital roadmap for the next years.  Eileen Finn and Leila Zeppelin of landscape architecture firm Lees + Associates presented the plan, including examples of signage, wayfinding, new pathways and plantings, ... Read More »

‘Gibsons Fall Fair’


Browsers and shoppers by the dozens flocked to the Pratt Rd. location of Quality Garden and Pet for the annual Gibsons Fall Fair Oct. 9. On offer was everything from shrubs to strawberry jams. Rik Jespersen photo Read More »

Harvest Fest at the Botanical Garden


The Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden welcomed more than 500 visitors Sept. 4 for its annual Harvest Festival, featuring live music, food, demonstration tents by the Spinners and Weavers Guild, Astronomy Club, One Straw Society, Beekeepers Association, Woodcrafters Guild, and lots of growing things everywhere, and in the abundant vegetable garden, left. Rik Jespersen photo Read More »

Late summer fun at ‘The Bot’

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For a blast of late summer fun, come to Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Harvest Festival on Sunday, September 4, 11am-4 pm, 5941 Mason Road, West Sechelt.  You’ll enjoy vegetable harvesting, sales of organic garlic, home baking, preserves, honey and plants, plus live music by Brothers in Farms. There will be oodles of family activities – ... Read More »

Medicine gardens tour

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Join One Straw for the Field to Feast Celebration honouring local foods, medicines and farmers on the Sunshine Coast Sunday Aug. 7. We will meet at Halfmoon Herbals, 8048 Redroofs Rd., Halfmoon Bay, 3-7pm. We will tour the food and medicine gardens, learn about herbal medicine and its many benefits, enjoy farm fresh appetizers and ... Read More »

Edible Garden Tour


One Straw Society is excited to announce the 7th annual Edible Garden Tour. On Saturday July 30 please join us for guided tours of small local farms and gardens focused in Sechelt and Halfmoon Bay. On Sunday July 31, there will be self guided tours and activities in Roberts Creek. Expect to see awesome growing ... Read More »

Home & Garden Expo drew them in on a rainy Saturday

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A man with an umbrella and an armful or brochures works his way through the Home & Garden Expo at the Gibsons and Area Community Centre June 18. The rainy weather provided added incentive for thousands of people to attend. More than 70 exhibitors staffed booths to provide products and information on everything from hats ... Read More »

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