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Teens support flavoured tobacco products

The Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon, is calling for a ban on flavoured tobacco products in BC after a new poll showed overwhelming support from British Columbians. The Angus Reid poll revealed that 81 per cent of BC teens between 15 and 18 years of age agree that the BC government should adopt legislation ... Read More »

Discover cross-country skiing at magical Dakota Ridge

With its close proximity to Vancouver, more and more people are choosing to enjoy winter activities on the Sunshine Coast either on a daily basis or for the weekend, and one of the most popular winter activities that people are pursuing is cross-country skiing. Although it may not be as popular as downhill skiing, in ... Read More »

Evelyn Lau, Vancouver’s Poet Laureate, reads at Arts Centre

This winter the Literary Committee of the Sunshine Coast Arts Council will be hosting some of Canada’s most prominent authors at the Arts Centre, corner of Trail and Medusa in Sechelt. Evelyn Lau, poet and memoirist, J.B. MacKinnon, author of The Hundred Mile Diet, Aislinn Hunter, novelist and poet, and Rudy Wiebe, novelist will share ... Read More »

Cold Nights – Warm Hearts raises funds for shelter

Miss Berni G & Frenz (including Joe Stanton, Ken Dalgleish and Boyd Norman) host an afternoon of classic cabaret, comedy, and entertainment at the Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre, 5604 Trail Avenue, on Saturday, February 8 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Toes will be tapping to tunes from the 40s, 50s and 60s delivered by the ... Read More »

Celebrate Year of the (Robotic) Horse January 31

As the Lunar New Year launches the Chinese Year of the Horse on January 31, the appropriately-named Roberts Creek band Robotic Horse Mechanical Sun launches their self-produced – live off the floor at SuperCabin – CD at Gumboot Garden Café. Filled with original songs and beautiful harmonies, the album features songs telling tales close to ... Read More »

Year of the Horse gallops in January 31

With the New Moon virtually invisible in the night sky of January 31, Chinese New Year kicks off a 15-day celebration with a traditional family feast, and ending with a Lantern Festival on Feburary 14. Each year in a Chinese calendar is ruled by one zodiac beast and this year, the Horse takes its turn ... Read More »

Sechelt recognized for leadership and innovation

Last week, Council unanimously resolved to hold a referendum to accept the Green Municipalities Funds (GMF) offer of a $1 million grant (non-repayable) and a loan of $7.4 million that is repayable over 10 years at a fixed interest rate of 2.25per cent. Although funding is already in place for Sechelt’s new wastewater treatment facility, ... Read More »

Ferry protest draws hundreds to Sechelt rally

In a daisy chain of protest across the Sunshine Coast, residents rallied to protest BC Ferries service cuts and fare increases. With home-made signs and letters addressed to Premier Christy Clark, groups gathered at key points along Highway 101 to illustrate their opposition. In Sechelt, hundreds gathered outside the Raven’s Cry Theatre for speeches and ... Read More »

SDBA collects sweaters during Turn Down Heat Week, Feb. 1 – 8

FortisBC and the Business Improvement Areas of BC (BIABC) are teaming up once to promote energy conservation during Turn Down The Heat Week, February 1 to 8.  Participating businesses in approximately 20 Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) will turn down the heat at work and at home and wear sweaters to help promote energy conservation.  This ... Read More »

SCRD, SD46 planting seeds of collaboration Jan. 25

An exciting school-community collaborative garden project being proposed for a small piece of land adjacent to the playground at Roberts Creek Elementary School would link the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) and School District 46 Sunshine Coast (SD46) in development of a school/community teaching and demonstration garden. The community driven proposal now being considered outlines ... Read More »

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