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Hats off, hands up   This week, we raise up our hands to the leaders of the shíshálh First Nation: Chief Calvin Craigan, longtime former Chief and now Councillor Garry Feschuk, and the past and present members of Council who are fighting the good fight on a number of fronts – and on behalf of ... Read More »

Letters to the Editor – Opinions

Pitch in for Earth Day Earth Day in Roberts Creek on April 27 marks the start of the Roberts Creek Community Clean-up, when Creekers are encouraged to clean their roads of the litter that has accumulated in their neighbourhood. The SCRD generously provides garbage bags and tags for curbside pick-up (plus a bonus tag for ... Read More »

For SC Community Forest, it was a very good year

The Sunshine Coast Community Forest (SCCF) enjoyed a very good year, as President and Chair Glen Bonderud reported at the Annual General Meeting held Monday, April 14. With sales topping $2M and net revenues of $660,858, SCCF easily outstripped its 2012  performance and provided a dividend of $25,890 to its sole shareholder, the District of ... Read More »

OCPs reflect diverse community philosophy

Gary Nohr: Chair Sunshine Coast Regional District & Representative for Halfmoon Bay, Area B. I have been asked about Official Community Plans (OCPs): When are they revised and how? Each regional area and municipality has an OCP that goes through revisions from time to time, normally after 10 or more years. Area E, F, and ... Read More »

Going green for Easter

This weekend, many Coast families will celebrate a traditional Easter with colored eggs and baskets full of candy and toys. Typically, the baskets and stuffings – plastic grass, over-wrapped treats and toys – are not eco-friendly. To keep the tradition without the trash, we’ve found a few simple substitutions worth considering. Baskets should be reusable, ... Read More »

Singing Into Spring

Renowned Vancouver vocalist Jane Mortifee joins Michael Creber and Sound Eclectic Vocal Ensemble for Habitat for Humanity’s fundraising concert at Raven’s Cry Theatre on Saturday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. CBC Radio personality and award-winning journalist Rick Cluff, a longtime supporter of H4H, will be master of ceremonies. Tickets and info: 604-740-3151.  Photo submitted Read More »

Concert Band plays Literary Notes Apr. 26

French poet, Alphonse de Lamartine wrote “Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.” The Sunshine Coast Concert Band will reach out and touch the heart with a concert of musical pieces inspired by great literary works as it presents Literary Notes at the Sechelt Indian Band Hall on Saturday, April ... Read More »

Crissinger croons at Persephone’s

Former Gibsons resident Mark Crissinger brings his one man show to Persephone’s family-friendly tasting room, on Saturday, April 19 from 2 to 5 p.m. Expect stellar acoustic guitar, a few harmonica solos and soulful vocals from his original recordings plus some folk-rock, blues and pub favorites with few road stories added to the mix for ... Read More »

Horoscope April 18 to April 24

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20) With each new day you are steadily changing regarding your perspectives, attitude and approach to relationships. Moved by love and perhaps compassion, you feel determined to make sincere efforts. Don’t ask why, just ask how. Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21) You will take more deliberate and assertive actions ... Read More »

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