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CF invests in food security, social enterprise

As we move into 2014, Community Futures is continuing to invest in community economic development, small businesses and social enterprises on the Sunshine Coast. One of the most exciting developments of 2013 was the purchase of the vacant, former yacht club, property with the vision of the Gibsons Public Market in view. Phase 1 saw ... Read More »

A little imagination goes a long way

This week we celebrate the 2014 Chinese New Year and the ringing in of the Year of the Horse. In Chinese culture, the spirit of the horse is respected for its strong character trait of making unrelenting efforts to improve itself. It is energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able. Ancient people liked to designate an ... Read More »

Artesia Coffeehouse at Sechelt Arts Centre January 31

The first Artesia Coffeehouse of 2014 will be held at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, corner of Trail and Medusa, Sechelt, on Friday, January 31. Doors open at 7 p.m., showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. New to the stage and first up will be the young duo of Alex Parish, ... Read More »

In Media Res takes GPAG ‘into the middle of things’

In Media Res, the new show opening at Gibsons Public Art Gallery January 31, showcases the results of Jacqueline O. Rogers and Matthew Talbot-Kelly’s sharing/creating/living relationship: an intimate, creative and parallel artistic practice. Their work is focused around a shared fascination with words, collage, painting, narrative, film, and architecture. Though these works were produced separately, ... Read More »

Reggae duo salutes legendary Bob Marley

The annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash at Roberts Creek Legion continues to draw outstanding reggae performers. At this year’s event on February 8, starting at 8:30 p.m., Coast resident Randeesh (left) will be joined by Sam Hope to open the evening’s festivities. Hope (originally from St. Kitts) and Randeesh (from Belize) have performed as a ... Read More »

Never too soon to prepare for tax time

Tax season is a few months away, but it’s never too soon to begin preparations for filing income taxes. Some people prefer to toast the new year and then arrange appointments with their accountants, while others use the new year as an opportunity to get organized and start compiling paperwork and tax questions. Preparing for ... Read More »

Wakefield Marine customized waterfront systems at Boat Show

Wakefield Marine, a subsidiary of Wakefield Construction Inc., provided the Vancouver International Boat Show visitors with all they needed to know about the planning, design, permit process and construction of customized waterfront systems including docks, floats, ramps, piers, mooring buoys, boathouses and more. “This was our first year at the Vancouver Boat Show and we ... Read More »

Quest for Best Chili Recipe nearly over

With just days until the January 31 deadline, submissions continue to flow in, competing for IGA’s ‘Quest for the Best’ chili recipe. After the kitchen teams test each one, the winner will be announced in The Local’s February 6 edition. Coast residents will be able to taste for themselves just how that winning chili stacks ... Read More »

When you’d do anything for love – make them meatloaf

February has just 28 days, but sometimes it seems like the longest month of the year – overcast, wet, cold days stretching endlessly and Spring nowhere in sight. Time to pop a meatloaf and a few Russet potatoes in the oven, and while they cook, leaf through some seed catalogues. Just before serving, pop some ... Read More »

Horoscope January 31 to February 6

Tip of the Week: The New Moon in Aquarius takes place on January 30 at 1:38 p.m. PST. This is the official moment of the Chinese New Year of the Wood Horse, even though the calendar usually marks it as the day after because China is so many hours ahead of us here in ‘the ... Read More »

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