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Cookies and StoryBots

This week, I witnessed a frustrated parent’s attempt to manage her petulant child’s rebellious behavior in a parking lot. The boy was refusing to get into his child safety seat, located in the back of the vehicle. From what I gathered, the child (around five years old) wanted to sit upfront with his mom. He ... Read More »

Highway support misleading

The claim that 6,500 people are supporting a new additional highway on the Sunshine Coast is a misleading one. The original petition asked for support of increased safety for Hwy 101–not for a new highway. I remember being approached by a member of the SC Highway Society (Hwy 101 at the time) with the question ... Read More »

Islands fish farms must go

During their miraculous but perilous journey from inland spawning grounds, down rivers, out to sea and back again years later, Pacific wild salmon often must pass open-net coastal salmon farms. Here they swim through waters that can harbour parasitic sea lice and harmful viruses and bacteria.  In its 2012 report, the Cohen Commission of Inquiry ... Read More »

Spending on safe school restarts

The Board of School District (SD) 46 endorsed a proposed spending plan for the first half of its $1.2 million in federal “safe return to school” funds at its Oct. 14 meeting. This one-time funding related to the COVID-19 pandemic was provided to the Province, which allocated it to public school districts based on enrollment ... Read More »

Furstenau on the Coast

On Thursday, Oct. 22, Sonia Furstenau, BC Green Party leader, will be speaking at One Straw Farm in Roberts Creek behind the Gumboot Restaurant at 12:30pm. The Local Read More »

Highlights of the Speech from the Throne

This challenging year has shown the resilience of Sunshine Coast residents: neighbours helping neighbours; local communities supporting our small businesses that sustain our communities; and front-line workers keeping residents healthy and safe. The Speech from the Throne laid out the federal government’s plan to continue to support individuals, families, non-profits and businesses while we Build ... Read More »

Break in at Fosello’s

On Friday, Oct. 16, at approximately 4:30am, Sunshine Coast RCMP responded to a 911 call from the alarm company responsible for Fosello’s Quality Clothing on Cowrie Street in Sechelt. Police attended to find the front door glass smashed and could hear someone inside. Police entered and gave the police challenge to which a male was ... Read More »

VCH has increased number of flu clinics

If there was ever a time to get a flu shot, this is the year. In advance of flu clinics opening later this month, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is encouraging local residents to book ahead and schedule a time to get their flu vaccination. This year, VCH has increased the number of flu clinics being ... Read More »

Buying a car during COVID-19?

With public transportation and ridesharing now seen as less appealing than before the pandemic, owning a car has become increasingly more desirable. If that sounds like you and you’re in the market for a new vehicle, Jodi Lai, editor-in-chief at, outlines some things to consider: Process Every dealership has its own system in place, ... Read More »

Routine vehicle maintenance important

Owning a car is a big responsibility. Drivers who plan to keep their vehicles for the long haul must emphasize maintenance if they want to keep adding miles to their odometers. The automotive information site CarAdvice says that routine maintenance may be the most important thing drivers can do for their vehicles. A vehicle needs ... Read More »

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