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Vandalism at Sechelt pier

Sunshine Coast RCMP report that vandals are causing on-going problems at the Sechelt pier near the Rotary Friendship Park on Wharf Avenue, while contractors continue to work on pier improvements, vandals are damaging or stealing equipment left on the site overnight. To date, six large orange pylons have gone missing and a suspect has made ... Read More »

50 Years of Lions Service on the Coast

The Sunshine Coast Lions Club celebrated their 50th year of service to the region’s people last weekend with events at their Sechelt hall. The dinner and dance on Saturday night attracted nearly a hundred of their present and former members, Past President and Director Al Hailey said. “We had a great time and it was ... Read More »

Fire ban in effect for most Coastal areas

District of Sechelt fire protection area officials announced a campfire ban July 21. The use of fireworks, burning barrels, tiki torches and sky lanterns is also not permitted Firemen are concerned about the dry conditions around B.C. and note how people should be aware of the real risks of wildfires occurring in our region. “The ... Read More »

Star parties show off night skies

Two events sky watchers and fun-seeking locals should mark on their calendars are a Star Party in Sandy Hook, this Saturday July 26 and Astronomy in the Park on August 16 at Porpoise Bay hosted by Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) Coast members. Astronomers and the Sandy Hook Community Association will be hosting Star ... Read More »

Check the stars – Horoscope for the week: July 17, 2014

By Michael O’Connor, astrologer Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20) You are in a crafty mood. Your focus is aimed at home and family and you want to create something new. The change you seek in the home environment, atmosphere and attitude includes more fun. This shift could at first produce more drama as you ... Read More »

Nutritious and easy ancient grain

What is a perfect summer food, ready in 15 minutes and full of nutrition? Quinoa. Quinoa is a good source of protein, is low fat, full of fiber and very filling. Quinoa may cost more than rice, but it is a bit of a powerhouse when it comes to healthy food. Quinoa comes originally from ... Read More »

Zone tweaks may okay med pot ops

Medical marihuana operations and applications for the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) are getting a zoning review. Reports prepared recently for the District by senior planners, are the result of recent consultation between staff and the public. However, officials said that more public input could better inform any changes. Attendance was pretty low at recent ... Read More »

Sechelt considers smoking bylaws

A request was heard from the Canadian Cancer Society and Vancouver Coastal Health on June 4, at the District of Sechelt regular council meeting, for a more stringent bylaw in Sechelt relating to smoking in public places. Such venues of concern include parks, trails, beaches, and includes properties where the public can gather, like stores, ... Read More »

Natural heat stroke remedies

Summer is officially here. However, for those that are prone to heat exhaustion or heatstroke, summer can have a whole other meaning. Heat stroke can be serious and come on suddenly. It most frequently affects older people, young children and people who exercise in the heat. The skin becomes hot and red, perspiration maybe absent ... Read More »

Events on the Sunshine Coast: July 17, 2-14

July 17 Davis Bay Wharf Reopening 2:30 Celebration: speeches, music & refreshments. Shuttle Bus runs from Municipal Hall to D.B. Wharf and back. Reg and Lynne Dickson. Joe Stanton and The Roberts Creek Big band 3- 7 July-Aug 18 Balance – Sunshine Coast Glass Artists and Todd Clark paintings, Gibsons Public Art Gallery July 14-18 ... Read More »

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