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Top athletes heading to Coast for Fool’s Run

The 37th annual running of the BMO Sunshine Coast April Fool’s Run Half Marathon and Relay, presented by Coast Cable, takes place this Sunday, April 6. The start time is 9:17 a.m. The race begins in Gibsons and runs, for the most part, parallel to the Sunshine Coast Highway northwest to Sechelt. Over 600 runners ... Read More »

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Letters to the Editor – Opinions

Of what relevance? By way of response to George Goudies letter, “Response to Minchin”, I have no idea the relevance of most of his observations but, in that the Local saw fit to run his letter, I see fit to respond. Regarding being influenced by my husband’s views, I can assure you that though Geoff ... Read More »

Editorial Opinion – Rethinking the MMBC juggernaut

For months, the province of BC and Environment Minister Mary Polak have been beating the drum on the bandwagon of the Multi Materials British Columbia (MMBC) and the Printed Paper and Packaging Extended Producer Responsibility program (PPP EPR). The soon-to-be-enacted legislation will see a confusing Ministry of Environment-endorsed program create a monopoly consuming much of ... Read More »

Clean Air Society pairs wine, food and song

The Sunshine Coast Clean Air Society is pairing up with some fascinating folks to expand your wine tasting horizons. On April 12 from 7 – 9:30 pm at the Seaside Centre, experts will prepare you for maximum wine enjoyment as we transition into sunnier days. Expect organic wines from Vancouver Island and Chile as well ... Read More »

Making Canada ‘the fittest nation on Earth’

Health Minister Rona Ambrose’s visit to our riding on March 21 reminded consituents of the leadership role people here play in health initiatives that have national impact. The occasion was a community event co-hosted by the West Van Chamber of Commerce. An engaged audience of over 70 people heard the Minister touch on health and ... Read More »

Clear skies for Mars and the Moon

The red planet, Mars, will be at its brightest April 8 when it rises in the east after sunset. But on the night of April 14 and morning of April 15 we are in for a real treat! (Weather permitting). Mars, at its closest to Earth since 2007, appears near another ruddy world: an unusually ... Read More »

Characters appear for centennial

Representing a cast of characters from favourite works of fiction, members of Driftwood Players theatre troupe joined Gibsons and District Library patrons in a celebration of the library’s first hundred years on Saturday, March 29. After visitors enjoyed the traditional cake, they were treated to a performance of the Library’s song written and performed by ... Read More »

Converse with nature at GPAG

Artists Marleen Vermeulen and Pauline Lawson offer two quite different interactions with nature when their exhibitions open at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery. The show opens April 3; meet the artists at an Opening Reception on Saturday, April 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. Vermeulen’s “conversations with nature” are defined by three elements: expanse, light, ... Read More »

Sacred Green Tara Sand Mandala to be created in Creek Gallery

Starting with an Opening Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 7 at the Creek Gallery (behind the Gumboot Restaurant in Roberts Creek Village), Tibetan Lama Tenzin Tsundu will spend almost a week painstakingly creating a sacred Green Tara Sand Mandala by placing grains of coloured sand in a design that could stretch from three ... Read More »

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