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Local bats could be threatened by fungal disease

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The Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project is asking community members to be on the lookout for signs of White Nose Syndrome in bats.  This devastating fungal disease is harmless to humans but responsible for the deaths of millions of insect-eating bats across eastern North America. White Nose Syndrome was first detected on the west coast in ... Read More »

Check out Pender Harbour Aquatic and Fitness Centre


For over 35 years, the Pender Harbour Aquatic and Fitness Centre c has provided quality recreation experiences to the community of Pender Harbour.  The Centre features a 20-metre lap pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness studio and a weight room. The facility provides access to aquatic fitness classes, public, length and open swim sessions, dry land fitness ... 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 »

Kids get bike-skills opportunity

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Transportation Choices Sunshine Coast (TraC) is pleased to announce a bike skills and road safety program for Sunshine Coast elementary schools.  The project will be implemented in collaboration with School District 46 and with the generous support of local businesses Coastal Craft Yachts, Howe Sound Pulp and Paper, and Harbour Air, as well as the ... Read More »

Proposed Suncoast Trail extension examined

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Residents and Sunshine Coast Regional District planners examine a map of the proposed phase two of the Suncoaster Trail at an open house Feb. 27 at the Roberts Creek Hall. The trail currently runs 37 km from near Earls Cove to Halfmoon Bay. The SCRD is now planning the second phase of 60 km to ... Read More »

Income tax help in Pender Harbour


It’s tax time. Do you need help with filling out and filing your personal income tax paperwork?  There is help for this in Pender Harbour.  The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program is back in Pender this year and appointments are held at the Pender Harbour Community School and at the Pender Harbour Health Centre.  A ... Read More »

Survey in a bag


If you’re a resident of Area F (West Howe Sound) and have seen three zipper-lock bags hanging from your community bulletin board, please open the most prominent one. Inside you will find a survey. The West Howe Sound Community Association is circulating the survey in order to identify topics of interest to the community. Those ... Read More »

Lions Club pitches in for fire prevention

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Christmas in February: the Gibsons Lions Club presents the Gibsons volunteer fire department with a cheque for $600 to help provide smoke detectors for people who may not be able to afford them. The money was raised through the Christmas Festival of Lights at Wendy’s and Tim Hortons.  From the left, Lion Bob Norland, Lions ... 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 »

Women’s Day on the Coast

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There are two official International Women’s Day events on the Sunshine Coast March 8. At 5pm the Sunshine Coast Labour Council is sponsoring a potluck at the  Roberts Creek Hall.  It is free, but you are asked to bring a dish to share. And at the Gumboot Cafe in Roberts Creek at 7pm, an event ... Read More »

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