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Sunshine Coast glass artists gleam at GPAG

The works of 21 glass artists presently grace Gibsons Public Art Gallery with an arresting display of organic forms. One of the Sunshine Coast Glass Artists whose work is on display at GPAG until August 18 is Miyuki Shinkai. The Gibsons glass blower told The Local Weekly she took glass blowing studies at Georgia Southwestern ... Read More »

Calling all Capilano University Alumni

It is always exciting to hear people’s stories of their connection to Capilano as a place of learning, personal growth, and community gathering. Especially when those people are locals, from right here on the Sunshine Coast. From those who attended classes many years ago when the College was just a group of portables in North ... Read More »

Micro Power Project opens at Hatchery

The Sunshine Coast Salmonid Enhancement Society held the official opening of its micro turbine power project on Saturday, July 5. The project uses three small hydro-electric turbines to generate up to 30,000 Kilowatt hours per year of electricity that will be fed back into the BC Hydro Grid. This reduces the cost of operating for ... Read More »

Kiss helps SPCA

Rebecca Smith (blue shirt) with Sophie (dog) from the SPCA with Marsha (standing) and Adelle from Kiss Home Decor. Receiving a donation from a silent Auction held recently to celebrate Kiss’s fifth anniversary. Kiss has donated over $500 to date to assist the local SPCA, which is completely reliant on community support. Dog, Sophie is ... Read More »

Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue keep boaters safe

A major help and resource for our boating residents and visitors is the Sunshine Coast division of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue or RCM-SAR. You may see them at local docks and marinas or out on the waves doing SAR prevention, as they perform courtesy pleasure craft checks and on the water safety ... Read More »

Great things to do in Sechelt

While Sechelt is a great place to live or visit at any time of the year, there’s no doubt that the summer is especially spectacular. With the flowers in bloom and the bright blue skies, Sechelt is a fun place to enjoy a wide variety of activities. For example, I encourage everyone to visit the ... Read More »

Great events and the people who make it happen

Another set of beautiful summer days on the Sunshine Coast and more local events to go with them. Last weekend was the Sandcastle competition in Davis Bay organized by the Wharf Rats, as well as the Halfmoon Bay Fair at Coopers Green. It’s amazing that every year they can pack that many people and volunteers ... Read More »

New horizons for The Local Weekly

The Local Weekly is proud to announce that we have received accreditation from the BCYCNA, the British Columbia & Yukon Community Newspaper Association. We have developed the LOCAL into a publication that is read cover to cover every Thursday by residents and business on the Sunshine Coast. The LOCAL reflects the heart and soul of ... Read More »

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Volunteers make vibrant communities

Our communities, and their capacity to generate relief or good times, is most often thanks to volunteers who dare to get involved in local projects and events, and who pitch in hours of planning, elbow grease and know-how to worthwhile events, services and projects. Without volunteers we would not have nearly the quality of life ... Read More »

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