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Choosing a mortgage: considerations beyond a great rate

Whether you are purchasing a new home or leveraging the equity in your existing home, the features associated with your mortgage are important considerations. As appealing as a low mortgage rate can be, conditions that go along with that low rate can impact your options in the future. The key is being aware of these ... Read More »

Welcome to the Home and Cottage Show

A message from CCBA President Russ Jones. As president of the Coast Community Builders Association (CCBA), it is my pleasure to invite the Sunshine Coast to enjoy an electrifying Home and Cottage Show on Saturday, June 14 at the Gibsons and Area Community Centre. From the time the doors open at 10 a.m. until we ... Read More »

Take action during Invasive Species Week

The provincial government proclaimed June 9-15 as “Invasive Species Week” to help raise awareness of the economic and environmental damage that invasive plants and animals can cause if allowed to spread in British Columbia. British Columbians can get directly involved in halting the introduction and spread of invasive plants by downloading the free “Report-a-Weed” app for ... Read More »

Lyme Disease Awareness Forum set for June 22

Tick, tick, tick – Lyme disease can be a time bomb In response to concerns by area residents, the Sunshine Coast’s first Lyme Disease Awareness Forum will examine causes, control and preventive measures on Sunday, June 22 at the Sechelt Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, 5591 Wharf Street from 2 – 4 p.m. Guest speakers Gwen ... Read More »

No scents makes sense

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity-Chemical Injury (MCS) is a chronic condition caused by one toxic event or an accumulation of a number of toxic triggers. MCS brings life almost to a halt; the ability to do even the most mundane and normal everyday things become challenging, and sufferers cannot socialize, go to concerts, movies, events, luncheons, church, ... Read More »

Sunshine draws Coasters out for NHFD

Coast fitness leaders ranging from Roberts Creek through to Pender Harbour came to Sechelt and shared their enthusiasm (and expertise) in recognition of National Health and Fitness Day on Saturday, June 7. Participants enjoyed Dance, Bootcamp, Zumba, Nia, PowerPunch, strength, stretch and sunshine! This event commemorates past and celebrates present fitness leaders and all they ... Read More »

Father’s Day a special day for a special guy

Acknowledging that special male role model is what Father’s Day is all about. Call him dad, father, papa, pop, daddy-o, or The Big Guy – or uncle, grampa, or big brother – the male of the species offers a special worldview to younger ones: role model, teacher, and confidante. When acknowledging the man in their ... Read More »

Discover new books with Summer Reading Program

The Gibsons and District Public Library is delighted to welcome our new Children’s Librarian Danielle Arsenault and Summer Reading Program Assistant Kathleen Sheehy. Now that summer is upon us, Danielle and Kathleen are working hard getting ready for our fun annual Summer Reading Program. The objective of the summer reading program is to encourage children ... Read More »

Welcoming a world of opportunities

In recent weeks, I’ve written about our Town’s budget, and about several important infrastructure projects your municipal leaders will be investing in on your behalf. I have also mentioned a growing ‘parking lot’ of projects and initiatives in which we would like to invest, and at this time, cannot afford to do. Economic development will ... Read More »

Weston weighs in

Constituents have recently expressed concerns about the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project. The ongoing national conversation about large-scale energy projects is broader than the proposed Project. The conversation must anticipate other projects that need to be considered in the near future, including Kinder Morgan, LNG projects, and others. The decisions we Canadians make now will open ... Read More »

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