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Old-fashioned small-town fun at Egmont Day

The community of Egmont may be small, but it has a mighty heart. Its long-running community day, celebrated the first Saturday in June, shows the beat is strong and healthy. Kicking off with a traditional Kids’ Fishing Derby from the government dock at 9:30 a.m. and finishing up with a bang-up dance at the community ... Read More »

Open fire prohibition now in effect

Effective June 3, 2014, the size of open fires will be restricted in the Coastal Fire Centre (which includes the Sunshine Coast) to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect the public. This prohibition will remain in effect until Oct. 15, 2014, or the public is otherwise notified. This prohibition covers all BC Parks, Crown lands ... Read More »

Redesigned website delivers Gibsons feel

The Town of Gibsons website sports a fresh new look with a painterly design by award-winning Twist Marketing – faster, smarter, better! Gibsons loves to make visitors feel welcome – and the Town’s new website does just that.  Faster to access and easier to navigate, with a robust search capability, the website makes it much ... Read More »

Gibsons Night Market to open June 19

 A  Thursday Night Market slated to run weekly from June 19 through to August 28 from 5 to 9 p.m. will be held in the parking lot adjacent to the shops at 626 Shaw Road, Gibsons, organized by the Society for the Preservation of Arts, Culture and Environment (S.P.A.C.E.)  The open-air event will feature food, ... Read More »


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Letters to the Editor – Opinions

Strokes following trauma Interesting article by Kristi Evans (Charity event to assist Paul family, The Local Weekly, May 29) and a great picture of Justin Paul, his wife and three young children. My sympathy goes out to all of them – especially the children. I would like to suggest a follow up article on the ... Read More »

Editorial Opinion

Editor’s Note: This month’s Guest Editorial by BC Association of Farmers Markets (BCAFM) President Jon Bell, originally sent as a letter to the BC Minister of Agriculture, was provided to The Local Weekly for publication. As agriculture forms an increasingly important component of our Coastal economy, and as food security continues to be a concern, ... Read More »

Dana Brynelsen named to Order of BC

Halfmoon Bay resident receives province’s most prestigious honour Termed “a visionary in the field of early childhood intervention,” Halfmoon Bay resident Dana Brynelsen was recently named to the Order of British Columbia – one of only 370 people so recognized in the 25-year history of the province’s most prestigious award. When she attends the official ... Read More »

Working for Parliamentary reform, and the fittest nation on earth

On a flying visit to BC, Michael Chong, MP joined John Weston and constituents for an informal ‘town hall’ discussion of The Reform Act, MP Chong’s Private Member’s Bill. Photo submitted The last 30 days saw great progress in promoting national health and fitness and Parliamentary reform. On May 31, I had the pleasure of ... Read More »

Chat students shine at championships

Flashing silver and a winning grin, Theo Kontekakis (left) heaved the shot put for13.12m in the BC High School Track and Field Championships in Langley recently.   Photo submitted Chatelech students Caleb Burnham, Jordan Wilson, Alex Nightingale, Josh Desrochers and Elliot Wadge were few, but clearly present at the recent BC High School Championships in ... Read More »

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