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Gibsons Library shows you the money

Do It Yourself  (DIY) books are popular with patrons at the Gibsons District and Public Library. DIY books and lifelong learning workshops go hand in hand, which is why the Library concentrates on stacking the shelves with DIY books while offering corresponding workshops. A recent new book on the shelves, Jacks on Tax by Evelyn ... Read More »

Love a challenge? Valentine’s Day trivia quiz

1. How many martyred saints are believed to be named St. Valentine? a. 12 b. 14 c. 7 d. 16   2. Ancient Egyptians used to mummify people with this organ intact because they believed it was the only part of the body necessary for the trip through eternity. a. heart b. liver c. lung ... Read More »

Homework needed when deciding when – or if – to refinance

With lenders advertising that ‘now’ is the time for refinancing a mortgage to reduce monthly payments or free up equity for home improvements or other necessities, homeowners may want to consider a number of facts before making their decisions. Lower interest rates often motivate homeowners to refinance, as a lower interest rate can save homeowners ... Read More »

Salute the Sochi games with Coulibiac

As the world’s top athletes compete at Sochi, it’s a good opportunity to sample a classic of Russian cuisine. Salmon coulibiac is Russia’s answer to Cornish pasties. This rustic salmon pie has a number of variations; this one uses frozen puff pastry for the crust, which speeds the process and adds a nice lightness to ... Read More »

Early Childhood Care training starts September

If you have ever been a parent looking for childcare, you know how challenging it can be to find those coveted spots in a quality early childhood setting. As an employer, you may have felt frustrated by the challenges of hiring qualified staff for your excellent childcare centre. Or, as an enterprising person seeking meaningful ... Read More »

Serin and van’t Schip ‘Going Coastal’ at Arts Centre

Painter André Serin’s Medusa transforms a humble jellyfish into a supernatural lifeform dripping with luxuriant colour. Serin’s luminous paintings comprise half of the new ‘Going Coastal’ exhibition at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre (Trail and Medusa, Sechelt) on display through to March 16. The work compliments, and is complimented by, Dean van’t Schip’s high definition ... Read More »

Dark humour lightens explosive Gasland II

With the current proposal to bring a liquid natural gas (LGN) facility to Howe Sound, The Green Film Series continues to bring timely films to the Sunshine Coast with the screening of Gasland II on Monday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse. This film takes a broader look at the dangers ... Read More »

Horoscope February 14 to February 20

Tip of the Week: Happy Valentine’s Day… brings a lovely warm atmosphere to our chilly mid-winter blues. Yet, given the common character traits of Aquarius, it is somewhat ironic that it occurs during this time. Aquarius characteristics include individuality, friendly, unique, unorthodox, eccentric, stubborn, rebellious, revolutionary, democratic, humanitarian, intuitive, intellectual, inventive, detached and paradoxical. Romantic ... Read More »

Chambers support members’ success with advocacy, programs

February 17, 2014 marks the beginning of Chamber of Commerce Week, an opportunity for Chambers of Commerce across the province to demonstrate the outstanding value they provide to their communities. This value comes in the form of benefits and services to stimulate local economies, direct community promotion and support, and engaging in an important multi-level ... Read More »

Gibsons Chamber offers three new workshops for small business

Following on the success of their Facebook Advertising workshops in the fall, the Gibsons & District Chamber of Commerce is leading off a spring series of workshops with ‘LinkedIn 101 for Business’ on February 19 and 22. “With over 250 million registered users in over 200 countries, LinkedIn is a ‘must tool’ for anyone who ... Read More »

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