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Touching up your car’s paint

Vehicle touch-ups were once a realm reserved specifically for mechanics or the most ardent auto enthusiasts. But nowadays even weekend warriors can address the minor dings, chips and scratches on their vehicles, saving them both time and money. · Crack the colour code. One of the fears novices commonly have when touching up their vehicles ... Read More »

Prepping for a road trip

Driving vacations are popular for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is flexibility. Road trips also can save travellers money, especially when traveling in groups of three or more and expenses such as fuel and tolls are shared. In addition to sharing the road with a few friends and family members, road ... Read More »

Gibsons Landing Sunday Market – Open for the season

The Gibsons Landing Sunday Market, left, opened for the season on May 22. It will open each Sunday, 10am-3pm, until September in Holland Park below the Town Hall.  Nearby, meanwhile, construction is underway on the expansion of the Gibsons Public Market, right.  The building is slated to re-open in November. Donna McMahon photos Read More »

Local food is the focus

Chef Paul Haldane and Tony Browton, co-owners of The Nova Kitchen in Gibsons,  both believe that “local” is more than a buzzword or a marketing term. Haldane says one of the main reasons he updates the menu regularly is because of his commitment to locality, seasonality, and sustainability. “Ingredients taste better come the time of ... Read More »

Art Review – Refraction: Queer Artists of the Sunshine Coast

Refraction: Queer Artists of the Sunshine Coast runs June 1 to July 3 at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre. It was my great privilege to curate this exhibition, bringing together eight talented and diverse artists. The wide variety of mediums included in the show are a reflection of the diversity of artistic expression: Morley Baker, ... Read More »

Fungi entertainment

“Plants are fascinating. Fungi are fascinating. But for sheer entertainment value, it’s difficult to beat plants PLUS fungi.” So says forest ecologist Andy MacKinnon. Join him Sunday, June 5 at 7pm at the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden to learn how most plants rely on fungi for their health. MacKinnon is author of “Plants of the ... Read More »

Coast Events – May 27 to June 4

May 27 Gala opening of four-day exhibit by local photographers, London Drugs, Gibsons, 3-7pm, (Saturday to Monday, 1-5pm) May 27 Halfmoon Bay performing arts “Song and Dance Concert”, Chatelech Secondary, Sechelt, 6pm, $15, under 12 $10 May 27 Dinner music by Kevin Conroy, Blue Ocean Golf Club Grill, Sechelt, 6pm May 27 Dinner music with ... Read More »

A band called Oldtimers

A band called the Oldtimers poses at the scene of their debut performance May 22.  Left to right are Wes Moore, grade 7, Kaishan Nonacowie, grade 5, and Zak Harding, grade 7. They earned a standing ovation playing during a break by their music teacher’s band, the Champagne Cowboys, at the Persephone brewery in Gibsons.  ... Read More »

Police Report – May 18 to 23

RCMP were called by a resident in Halfmoon Bay, after witnessing a black Ford pickup doing multiple burnouts on Stephens Way. The witness was able to provide specific details about the truck to police, who later located the suspect vehicle and issued the owner a violation ticket for driving without due care. A blue 18-speed ... Read More »

Watercolour workshop

A two-day watercolour workshop with Bruce Edwards suitable for teens and adults, beginner to intermediate level will be held at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery the weekend of May 28-29. Participants are asked to bring watercolour set, brushes, pencil, watercolour paper, water containers and fine point pen. An exploration of colour, and design, this workshop ... Read More »

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