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Then-and-now views at the Museum

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Working at the Sunshine Coast Museum, staff have a unique vantage point to witness the face of a changing coast. Within our collection is a veritable treasure trove of archival documents that paint the history of our region in vivid colour. If you are attentive and listen closely, they tell stories of inspiration and heartbreak, ... 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 »

Pender Harbour Show and Shine coming up

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The 14th annual Pender Harbour Show and Shine is coming to Pender on Sunday, August 13.  The Rotary Club of Pender Harbour is proud to bring this event to you at its new location beside the Legion Hall in Madeira Park.  The field has room for more than 100 cars this year.  Come and bring ... Read More »

Be part of the Bat Count

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Are you noticing more bats around your house or property? You are not alone. Mid-summer is the time when landowners typically notice more bat activity, may have bats flying into their house, and occasionally find a bat on the ground or roosting in unusual locations. These surprise visitors are usually the young pups. “In July ... Read More »

Habitat delivers once again

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Habitat for Humanity officially turned over two new homes at its Wilson Creek village on July 9. There are now eight families living in the village, with two more homes under construction. From the left, shíshálh drummer Andrew Johnson, Sechelt band councillor Keith Julius, MP Pam Goldsmith-Jones, SCRD director Frank Mauro, new home owner Danielle, ... Read More »

SAR team called to aggressive cougar incident

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When pagers sounded on Sunday evening (July 9) at 11:22 p.m. RCM SAR Station 12 members were notified of a Code 2 (Pan Pan call for help) for our inside vessel located at Porpoise Bay. No matter the hour, a Coxswain and two crew members responded to a campsite at Nine Mile Point where two ... Read More »

PH Chamber Music Fest approaching

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Be sure to get your tickets to the 2017 Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival.  From August 18 to 20 enjoy three days of exquisite chamber music in the intimate Pender Harbour Music School seaside venue.  Works by Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart and more will be performed featuring violins, violas, cellos, piano and voice.  Pender Harbour’s own ... 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 »

Wish-list cheque present by Auxiliary

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A big cheque with a really big number. Each year, the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary responds to the “wish list” presented by Vancouver Coastal Health to support healthcare in our community. This year the request for a total of $273,000 will fund equipment for acute care at Sechelt Hospital, mental health and addictions, home care, ... Read More »

Play some golf, help some folks in need

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Fifteen years ago, Sunshine Coast social worker Lynda Kearns founded a home in Tanzania for children in dangerous circumstances. The project, Vijaliwa Vingi (VVS), has always been funded by donations from Coast residents, through the Canadian registered charity, CanaDares Society. CanaDares’ major fundraiser each year is the John Nicholls Memorial Golf Tournament and celebratory dinner, ... Read More »

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