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Weekly Horoscope – May 27 to June 2

Tip of the Week: Jupiter and Mercury are now direct and Mars, Saturn, and Pluto remain retrograde. These three heavy hitters digging in and deeply are perpetuating the pull away from straight and forward. This is ever the case with planets in retrograde producing complex psychological currents. Mars re-entering Scorpio by retrograde on May 27th ... Read More »

Will Sechelt license pot shops?

The manager of 420 Hemp Shop in Sechelt, Keith Duggan, would like to see the District of Sechelt be the first municipality in BC to “get it right” in dealing with medicinal marijuana dispensaries. Municipalities across Canada are struggling to deal with a proliferation of new cannabis dispensaries.  With police forces reluctant to pursue criminal ... Read More »

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Cadets in flight

Cadets from 858 Skookumchuk Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron (RCACS) hosted a flying, survival and leadership camp last weekend (May 14-15) at Sechelt Airport. Cadets from three squadrons took turns to fly from Sechelt to Texada to Qualicum Beach and back in three Cessna 175s. Each time the plane touched down the cadets changed seats ... Read More »

Letter: Good news

You published my letter a few months ago about my near demise crossing the street at night in the crosswalk (“Close call”, the Local, Nov.26, 2015). I was not hit, but it was close. I sent that letter to the Minister of Transport and the Minister of Health (an injured senior could eat up quite ... Read More »

Letter: New paint, please

I am sure you are familiar with the yellow line It crawls along the center of every major street Wends its way along the country roads and doubly on the Highway. You may be forgiven if it has eluded you For the yellow line is fading from view Confusing that which is left, from that ... Read More »

Letter: ‘Disrespectful’

Kicks to the Trail Bay waterfront resident who hires a man with a boat to remove the logs that have drifted onto his beach. Unfortunately he releases them too close to the shore, and they wash up on neighbouring beaches and nearby Silverstone Park with the next tide. We are overwhelmed with logs already, making ... Read More »

Letter: Forest fire plans?

I live in Roberts Creek on our beautiful Sunshine Coast. I’m on the edge of the forest with over-80 foot trees in my back yard. Reading and watching the news about the massive forest fires in and near Fort McMurray has me feeling very uneasy concerning the risk of fires here abouts. A couple of ... Read More »

Editorial: Natural better than virtual

The digital revolution is breaking new ground every day. Technology has a way of doing that. I remember when Hewlett-Packard introduced its first “laptop” computer, which stored a page and a half of writing. It revolutionized my life as a newspaper columnist, allowing me to write on planes or in a tent and submit articles ... Read More »

Farmers market coupons ‘a win-win’

This summer more than 70 low income families and seniors on the Sunshine Coast will enjoy increased access to fresh local fruits and vegetables through the Nutrition Coupon Program, a partnership between Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets. “It’s a win-win for both families and farmers,” said Meghan Molnar, Public ... Read More »

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