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Have you heard? May is Hearing and Speech Month

Although hearing loss is often associated with aging, newborns, children, teenagers, and young adults can also experience impairment to their hearing through accident of birth, illness, head trauma, or environmental causes. Healthy human ears can perceive an enormous range of sounds in terms of pitch and loudness. Hearing is the primary sense through which we ... Read More »

SCCU on a mission for Humanomics

Nolan McKenna, pictured with Senior Branch Manager Vic Etcheverry, is the first Sunshine Coast youth to take advantage of the Humanomics Youth Savings Account; uniquely aimed at creating a nation of smart savers by matching the youth’s contributions, up to $125.  What’s Nolan saving for? “A few things,” he said, ” like repainting my hockey ... Read More »

Vote for Malcolm

Local Grade 12 student and Sechelt musician Malcolm Ireland is competing in a National contest in the hopes to land a scholarship at Nimbus recording school in Vancouver. The contest asks participants to choose one of three songs by major label artists and to create their own mix using the original tracks or “stems” of the songs. The person who ... Read More »

Festival with euro-flair returns

The third annual Roberts Creek Arts Festival returns with a unique blend of live music, art installations, film, food, and fun staged at eight venues during the Victoria Day long weekend (May 16 – 18). Park the car and catch the free shuttle from venue to venue, or ride your bike (show your helmet and ... Read More »

Hot Metal at Elphi Show ‘n’ Shine

Over 35 classic vehicles, including the Elphinstone Drag Racing club’s reconditioned dragsters, gleamed in the sunlight on Saturday, May 3 at the first Show ‘n’ Shine of the season. The event helps fund the club’s activities, including reconditioning and repurposing cars into race-ready dragsters. Club members will be participating in the upcoming drag races at ... Read More »

Evans-Cullen joins GDPL team

This month’s Books and Beyond column was written by Heather Evans-Cullen, the new Community Outreach Coordinator for the Gibsons and District Public Library (GDPL).  There are many reasons why GDPL is a great place to be, and one of my favourites is how every day at the library is full of creative energy and sharing ... Read More »

Give back to mother earth by composting

Home composting – a home-based recycling system that manages waste and creates a useful, beneficial product – is an easy way to give back to the earth while promoting a zero waste household. With about 30 per cent of our waste being food scraps and garden waste, home composting gives us a means to reduce ... Read More »

Give the gift of chocolate, guilt-free

It’s official. Dark chocolate, when enjoyed in moderation, can be good for you, benefitting the brain, heart and even teeth. Researchers at a meeting of the American Chemical Society in Dallas discovered just why dark chocolate packs such a healthy punch. Otherwise indigestible portions of the chocolate are converted by microbes in the digestive system ... Read More »

Tips for dining out on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and a vast majority of children opt to treat Mom – and Grandma – to time off from cooking, with an opportunity to get dressed up and spend special time together as a family. Mother’s Day is one of the busiest holidays of the year for restaurants, so ... Read More »

Check your stars for the week

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20) All being well your plans are laid and a promising momentum has been initiated. Now the pace is accelerating. There remain some delicate negotiations. The key is to exercise an open mind and aim to see things as others do. Commitment and resolve are good but stubborn butt-headedness gets ... Read More »

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