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Literacy programs benefit adult learners

An investment of $2.4 million by the provincial government is helping adult learners around the province improve their reading and writing skills by providing them with the help they need in their home communities. On the Sunshine Coast, the Community Adult Literacy Program (CALP) will support literacy projects offered by Capilano University/Sechelt Public Library to ... Read More »

Horoscope January 24 to January 30

Tip of the Week: The cycle of Aquarius is underway (Jan 19 – Feb 18). The noticeable increasing hours of daylight is a sign of it. The cycle of the Earth around the Sun, or the apparent path of the Sun, both ‘true’ from different points of view, reveals this very particular and rhythmic distribution ... Read More »

Home town winners

After years of pitching in for the joint purchase of lotto tickers, eleven employees of Gibsons Home Hardware hit the jackpot recently, winning $500,000 by matching all four numbers in the Extra lottery draw. Gathered on the (loading) dock on the (loading) bay, employees (back row, from left) Bob Brown, Teresa Selbee-Baker, Fred Schulz, Rick ... Read More »

Report confirms proposed service cuts to inflict lasting hardship on Coastal communities

A new report that looks at the effects of ferry cuts to the ‘circle route’ that runs from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island to Bella Coola on BC’s northern mainland, shows that many local tourism and other businesses that serve Route 40 will face near certain hardship–including permanent business closures–if the proposed service cuts go ... Read More »

OBC a golden opportunity for recognition

The Order of British Columbia offers British Columbians a golden opportunity to take part in the public recognition of individuals who demonstrate outstanding achievement, excellence and distinction in their particular fields of endeavour. Nominations are now being received for the 2014 Order of British Columbia.  If you know anyone in this community who has truly ... Read More »

New information at Agricultural Forum on January 19

With just two per cent of the Coast’s total food supply locally produced, area growers and local governments are working together to build the agriculture industry. The results of a series of initiatives, and an opportunity to provide insight, input and feedback will be offered at Food Action Network and One Straw Society’s Agricultural Research ... Read More »

Weston gets buzzed at The Bot

MP John Weston toured the Sunshine Coast Botanical Gardens on Mason Road, Sechelt Thursday, January 9 with beekeepers Brian Johnson, Harry Meier, Heather Freeman, Joanna Zilsel and Botanical Garden president Paddy Wales. During a visit to the Bot’s Demonstration Beehives, the beekeepers explained how the health of bees and other pollinators is an essential component ... Read More »

I told you, Ed….

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Letters to the Editor – Opinions

Bouquets to St. Mary’s Due to an emergency, I was a patient at St. Mary’s Hospital over Christmas – in fact for two and a half weeks, from December 13 to December 30. Without the skill and dedication of the staff, my personal outcome could have been very different. I wish to extend a very ... Read More »

Editorial Opinion – Don’t panic

This week, one of a trio of magnificent cougars that delighted Coast residents was destroyed by our local Conservation officer. The decision was not made lightly, and carrying out this task grieved the officer as much as the community. Nestled at the foot of Coastal mountains, hugged by trees, rich in clean water and relatively ... Read More »

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