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Red Cross urges waterside safety

Parents must be vigilant in keeping children safe near water Although we begin teaching our children at a young age to be safe, as responsible adults we do not rely on these lessons as our only strategy for keeping them safe. We teach our toddlers to stop before venturing onto the street, to look for ... Read More »

Drag Race rescheduled for June 22

In spite of the persistent drizzle that rained out the Ted Meldrum Memorial Drag Race on Sunday, May 25, participants maintained a sense of humour and optimism. The event has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 22 at the Sechelt Airport. Updated information will be available the first week of June online at, or contact ... Read More »

Spot the prawn on the BBQ

Seafood Trivia:  Prawns spend the first two years of their lives as males, then change their gender – living their final two years as females.  As the BC spot prawn harvest season nears its end, and barbecue season heats up, it’s a great time to combine the two for a seasonal treat. The largest of ... Read More »

Drivers feel gouged at the gas pumps, but not enough to stay home

BC tourism’s loss is the United States’ gain – with many saying cheaper gas in down south made it a more economical drive vacation destination… Two thirds of BC residents say gas price increases have caused hardship in their household, according to a new Black Press/Insights West poll. And 55 per cent of those polled ... Read More »

Bargain-Priced Nissan Micra Returns to Basics

Even though the days of roll down windows, no air conditioning or fancy features aren’t that far behind us it’s tough to find a back-to-basics car in today’s market. Enter the 2015 Nissan Micra with a price tag under $10k. Three trims of Micra are available: S, SV, and SR. Each can be paired with ... Read More »

Taking the stress out of towing a trailer

Whether you tow a boat, car, snowmobiles, or motorcycles, custom truck accessories can make towing less nerve-wracking Towing a trailer may be one of the most stressful driving situations for many vehicle owners. For one thing, it is not easy to manouevre around corners and change lanes with that extra length in the back. Backing ... Read More »

Fourth Saturday in May great for galleries

Gibsons Landing heated up as an arts destination on Saturday, May 31, as two of the area’s galleries featured opening receptions for new exhibitions. At The Landing Gallery, artist Shannon Woode’s seascapes were informed and inspired by her love of sail, and a serendipitous meeting with LadySail owner/operator Gillie Hutchinson. Across the street at Gibsons ... Read More »

Morris Dancers in Sechelt with bells on

The Vancouver Morris Men will entertain at the Sechelt Farmers Market on Saturday, June 7 at 11 a.m. This traditional English folk dancing style – which involves bells and vintage costumes – is sure to please all ages. Children, in particular, enjoy the ringing, rhythmic steps. Get to the market early and browse the stalls ... Read More »

Davis Bay Parkway inaugurated

Members of the Davis Bay Parkway society enjoyed sunshine and clear skies as Sechelt Mayor John Henderson (right) and Councillor Doug Hockley (left) bracket them for the unveiling of new signage designating the section of Highway 101 that will be known as ‘Davis Bay Parkway.’ Wooden signs, designed by Gibsons artist Jan Poynter and handcrafted ... Read More »

Experience world through watercolour

Hiroshi Shimazaki’s luminous representation, Ganges, India, is part of the artist’s shared journey in the Gibsons Public Art Gallery’s current exhibition of work. The public is invited to meet the artist, who will be in residence at the gallery every Saturday in June from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is open Thursday through ... Read More »

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