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Linda Williams recognized for contribution to arts & culture on the Coast

Linda Williams was named the winner of the Frances Wasserlein award for “community leadership in arts & culture” Oct. 25 by the SC Arts Council. Williams is the lead organizer of the annual Arts Crawl and runs the Coast Cultural Alliance.  Paul Clancy photo Read More »

New minister at St. John’s United

A special Covenanting Service will be held to mark the beginning of Rev. Alan Claassen’s ministry with the congregation of St. John’s United Church, on Sunday, Nov. 19 during the 10am worship service, at 5085 Davis Bay Road, in Sechelt. Rev. Claassen is a United Church of Christ minister, who has served churches in Washington, ... Read More »

Grandmothers to talk about AIDS crisis

Two grandmothers will be taking part in an extraordinary event on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m., at the Arts Centre in Sechelt. Nompumelelo Gladys Mayaba and SIseko Mkalipi, two South African grandmothers, will be talking about HIV/AIDS, its impact on their families, and how a crucible of loss and grief became determination and action ... Read More »

Guides gather in Smithers

A group of 14 Girl Guides and three leaders from the Sunshine Coast attended SOAR – Spirit of Adventure Rendezvous 2017 – in Smithers during the last week in July. The “back to basics” outdoor camp was sponsored by the BC Council of Girl Guides of Canada and was attended by more than 2,300 guides ... Read More »

Coast trail-builder Dick Culbert remembered

Mountaineers and outdoors lovers on the Sunshine Coast and across BC were saddened to hear of the passing of legendary mountaineer Dick (Richard) Culbert, age 77, on May 20 at his home near Langdale. Born in 1940 in Winnipeg, Culbert grew up in Vancouver and as a teenager began climbing in the North Shore mountains. ... Read More »

Happy 100th, Bertie!

Bertie (Bertha) Hull is seen at her 100th birthday celebration earlier this month at Totem Lodge in Sechelt. She was born May 13, 1917. The party was thrown by the Halfmoon Bay branch of the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary, and included congratulations from the Queen and the Prime Minister.  Photo submitted Read More »

Wind blows up a busy time for SAR

Consider the math of adventure and outdoor pursuits when Search and Rescue teams are involved. Unbeknownst to the person who dials *16 or 9-1-1, an entire network of responders is activated, so it is important to have the facts before you call. For example, the evening of April 7, when the winds were blowing over ... Read More »

Hospital helpers

If you didn’t already know that May 10 is “Auxiliary Day” across BC,  you do now.  The reminder comes from eight members of the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary, who each have at least 20 years service to the auxiliary. They were among long-term staff and volunteers honoured recently by Vancouver Coastal Health.  The auxiliary provides ... Read More »

Young astronomer to speak at Arts Centre

The Sunshine Coast branch of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada welcomes Francesca Crema, who will speak on April 14 on “Cosmic Rays in the Classroom: My experiences with muons, variable stars, and project-based learning.” The event starts at 7:30pm at the Arts Centre in Sechelt. Francesca is a 17-year-old grade 12 student in Vancouver ... 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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