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Crossword puzzles

(Re: “The benefits of crossword puzzles,” the Local, Nov. 26) The article in last week’s issue “The benefits of crossword puzzles,” was interesting and, for proof of these benefits, my personal experience indicates they are all “positive.” I have been completing a crossword, every day, at breakfast, for approximately 30 years (nearly 11,000) and they ... Read More »

Why is the SCRD backtracking?

We are dismayed by the Nov.12 decision by the SCRD area directors to seek further “consultation” and feedback on the replacement of Coopers Green Hall. The Coopers Green Park Management Plan and the community-based task force led by the SCRD staff have already decided “what the hall will be” and “where it should be built.” ... Read More »

Little hope for humankind

(Re: “Time for a change,” Letters, the Local, Nov. 26) While understanding and appreciating Anke’s sentiments, I am sad to say that I see little hope for humankind. Even in this “enlightened” part of the world, the average person (me, for example) comes nowhere near changing their behaviour enough to make a serious difference. The ... Read More »

Nicholas Simons named to cabinet

Nicholas Simons

On Nov. 26, Powell River/Sunshine Coast MLA Nicholas Simons was named Minister for Social Development and Poverty Reduction. Simons attended the ceremony virtually. In a Facebook post following the cabinet swearing-in ceremony, Simons said he is “honoured to serve the Province of BC in this new capacity.” He also used that opportunity to introduce his ... Read More »

Community support for housing project

Along with celebrating “GivingTuesday” this week, Sunshine Coast Community Services Society (SCCSS) continues to seek support for a Sechelt-based affordable housing project. In a campaign entitled “Building Together,” SCCSS is looking to gather financial and community support for the project, which will help it achieve its mission of fostering social equity by creating opportunities for ... Read More »

Family movie night inspiration this holiday season

Movie nights make for the best evenings, especially with family. But as the weather cools down and movie nights tend to get more frequent, keep things fun and fresh by upping your game and create memorable experiences. Here are a few ideas: Movie marathon This year it’s more important than ever to start new family ... Read More »

Inspiring ideas to create festive cheer at home during the pandemic

Staying home for the holidays doesn’t need to be a sacrifice. Take the opportunity and transform your space and how you experience it. Light up all your senses this holiday season with these simple ideas. Sight There’s something so nostalgic and comforting about the multicoloured glow of Christmas lights on a dark winter night. Treat ... Read More »

Creating a durable gingerbread house

Gingerbread cookies and houses are one of the many symbols of the holiday season, alongside Christmas trees and twinkling lights. In fact, few confections symbolize the holidays more so than gingerbread. Many a child (or a child at heart) has spent hours carefully trying to create decorative gingerbread houses. Although gingerbread recipes span various cultures, ... Read More »

Coasters question federal Transport Minister Garneau

“Who better than an astronaut to lead us forward,” said local MP Patrick Weiler as he introduced federal Minister of Transportation and the first Canadian to travel in space, Marc Garneau. Those remarks were made at the start of a Zoom call with the West Vancouver/Sunshine Coast/Sea to Sky constituency. The event hosted online on ... Read More »

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