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Back to school, back in time

If you listened closely in the last days of August you could almost hear the collective groans of children and relieved sighs of parents everywhere. As schools open for the new academic year, we’d like to offer students some perspective on how the rules have changed over the years. Here are some of the rules ... Read More »

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Letters to the Editor – Opinions

OOPS! Re: Wharf restoration appeal ramps up, The Local, August 29 John Denham, a Draughtsman with Mobius Architecture, created the drawings of the proposed Davis Bay wharf reconstruction during his free time as a donation to the project. Mr. Denham was incorrectly identified as an architect in the story. The Local apologizes for any confusion ... Read More »

Editorial Opinion – Gas prices downright indigestible

In mid-August, a CTV report announced that Lower Mainland drivers face the highest gas prices in North America, according to a study by GasBuddy.com. To which we on the Sunshine Coast said, “surprise, surprise.” With costs equaling and occasionally surpassing Vancouver’s price at the pumps, Coasters can be forgiven for feeling a tad gouged. After ... Read More »

Small outlays reap big returns with curb appeal

Adding a fresh layer of mulch to edged flowerbeds deters weed growth and adds definition to plantings, for a tidier and more colourful presentation. First impressions count. A visitor’s first glimpse of a home gives a lasting impression and a hint on how well it has been cared for, inside and out.   Improving curb ... Read More »

Public art tours offered in Sechelt

Art lovers are invited to participate in free Public Art Tours in Sechelt. The guided tours focus on segments of the District of Sechelt’s Public Art Collection as well as a few other artworks located in and around the community. Led by Arts Coordinator Siobhan Smith, the tours will give residents and visitors the opportunity ... Read More »

Questing for the best north of Sechelt

Discover how the chefs from Halfmoon Bay to Egmont prepare the humble – and not-so-humble – burger, often served up with an excellent view on the side. When a hamburger is done right, you know it – the smoky, char-grilled outside and the juicy inside, all barely contained within a chewy, toasty roll. That’s what ... Read More »

Cocktail of the Week: Negroni

The Negroni is a deceptively simple, elegant 1950s-era Italian pre-dinner cocktail. In that era of glamour and style, Italy – with its deep sense of fashion and design – welcomed the American cocktail tradition and carried it to the next level. The ritual of preparation, the service in uniquely shaped glasses, and the attention to ... Read More »

Zucchini madness strikes in September

They start out small – just one or two plants in a corner of the garden – and finish in a tangle of vines and watermelon-sized gourds. The ubiquitous zucchini gets away from us again. Usually, zucchini are picked when they are six to eight inches long. The mammoth versions (that used to have a ... Read More »

Local Loses 142 Pounds in 11 Months

You can hear her voice and look around but will not recognize her. Our well known local Colleen Husby Procknow has proven that it can be done. “I was suffering from back pain and sore knees and was concerned that I was not going to be able to carry on doing my job if I ... Read More »

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