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Make the drive to discover Pender Harbour

Ruby Lake Lagoon, once home to a single pair of Wood Ducks, now draws dozens to nest in the marshes thanks to conservation efforts by the Cogrossi family.  Photos Heather Jeal Located at the northern end of the Highway 101, the area known as Sunshine Coast Area A, Pender Harbour is home to more than ... Read More »

Montreal’s mayoral chain of office

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Letters to the Editor – Opinions

Road construction in Gibsons Thank you for your patience during the recent road work on Marine Drive in Lower Gibsons. We understand that any disruption of this sort can be challenging for small businesses. We heard two key concerns at the Town regarding this project. 1. Why are you paving this road? It looked fine and ... Read More »

Children’s Festival takes on a nature theme

This year’s Sunshine Coast Children’s festival fun includes face painting, pony rides, a bouncy castle and more.  Photo submitted The 12th Annual Children’s Festival and Duck Pluck happens June 22, 2013 from 10am to 3pm at Dougall Park in Gibsons. This year’s theme is Woodland Wonderland, featuring magical woodland creatures, an enchanted Tea Party featuring ... Read More »

Coast libraries offer new, more accessible programs

The Zinio Program includes more than 1000 digital magazines from around the world in a newsstand format and allows you to select recent articles for free. If you are a local library cardholder, are you aware of all of the resources that are available on the libraries’ websites? In a presentation to the SCRD board at ... Read More »

Write to us and WIN!

Do you have something in the community that you are passionate about? Would you like to express an opinion on current business on the Sunshine Coast? Do you have any pet peeves that you would like to share? We would like to hear from you. Send us your Letter to the Editor, and we will ... Read More »

Everything is on the table for BC NDP

Thank you to the people of the Sunshine Coast for your continued support. It is an honour and privilege to represent this riding for a third term. Exactly 23,768 people voted in this constituency, more than in four of the last five elections. Once again, this constituency placed in the top 10 for voter turnout ... Read More »

Hello …. BCAA?

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Letters to the Editor – Opinions

A refreshing change Since moving to the Sunshine Coast almost 5 years ago it has been interesting to watch the many changes taking place at The Local. Since its infancy as primarily an advertiser to the present it has been ever transforming.  We saw a time when the community page was a large part of ... Read More »

Are the summer holidays too long?   

Across North America and around the world a number of different school calendars have been adopted over the years. The standard model used in Canada has students and teachers taking short breaks throughout the academic year and then ends with the 10 week summer holiday, after which we repeat the cycle. The BC government has ... Read More »

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