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Sweeping away invasive broom

Broom and a similar plant species, gorse, have long been associated with roadside vegetation in southwestern British Columbia. Both species originated in the Mediterranean region of western Europe and have been introduced to other parts of the world where they compete very successfully with native plants. Broom is suited to the mild maritime climate found ... Read More »

Reading room comes to Sechelt Library

In response to a survey and patron requests, Sechelt Public Library is in the process of creating a mini reading room within the library, providing a comfortable space where patrons can sit and read, or use laptops, mobile devices and wireless Internet.  To accommodate the reading room, low-circulating books and some shelving will be removed. ... Read More »

Grants available for developing artists

Arts and culture organizations and developing artists can now apply for funding assistance through the BC Art Council’s Early Career Development Program. The program supports early career artists wanting to develop their practice while building their portfolio, professional exposure and/or career experience through co-op placement, internship, residency or mentorship. The provincially funded program supports the ... Read More »

Chamber Music Fest celebrates 10 years

The Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary on the weekend of August 14 through 17 with a stellar group of musicians, five ticketed concerts over four days, the annual free festival favourite Chamber Music Doesn’t Bite, and a specially commissioned piano quintet world premiere performance. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 13 ... Read More »

Events on the Sunshine Coast

Now through June 30 Hiroshi Shimazaki – Around the World in Watercolour, Gibsons Public Art Gallery Now through July 13 Thr3fold unfinished business. Works by Laura and Linda Kemshall and Catherine Nicholls at Fibre Works Studio & Gallery, 12887 Sunshine Coast Hwy., Madeira Park. www.fibreworksgallery.com June 5 Free Workshop: Grant Writing for Child Care, CRC ... Read More »

Check your stars for the week June 5

Tip of the Week: Mercury is set to begin its next retrograde cycle from June 7 to July 1. It begins its apparent backward motion in Cancer but will enter its own sign of Gemini on June 17. When in Cancer, the usual challenges like miscommunication, delays, malfunctions of technology and so on will be ... Read More »

Community wins with Canning Cooperative

And the winner is … the Sunshine Coast community! That was the consensus Thursday night when five talented social enterprise entrepreneurs from the Coast pitched their local food based ideas at the Barnraiser at Gibsons Public Market. After listening to ‘quick and dirty’ pitches from five Sunshine Coast IGNITE! program participants and sampling locally-made beer ... Read More »

Naked (eye) astronomy – the sequel

Last month we introduced you to the concept of astronomy without visual augmentation. Telescopes are terrific, but can be expensive and need to be properly aligned with due north. A good pair of astronomical binoculars will set you back a pretty penny, and not all binoculars are equal to the task of passing faint starlight ... Read More »

60 years later

Sixty years ago, members of the shíshálh community created a grotto with a statue of St. Mary, located a block away from the site of the tiny Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The commemorative plaque indicates the site was blessed on May 31, 1954; the votive candles and other items surrounding the carved statue ... Read More »

Car Club fans support hatchery renovations

Greg Falls, president of The Coasters Car Club, along with members Stu Eastman and Ed Steeves, presents a cheque to Chapman Creek Hatchery operations manager Landyn Funk. The funds will support renovation of the facility’s William Chinnick Education Building, which is used to hold classes for school aged young people every year. The classes provide ... Read More »

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