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Dakota Ridge kicks off 2013/2014 season with new enhancements

The Sunshine Coast Regional District, in cooperation with community volunteers, maintains the road to Dakota Ridge and the trail system.   Photo submitted   Over 19 kilometers of world class cross-country ski and snowshoe trails offer spectacular views of ‘sea to sky country.’ Not too many people know that the Sunshine Coast has a winter ... Read More »

Cocktail of the Week – Crantini

The Cranberry Martini, or Crantini, is a variation of the classic 1930s Cosmopolitan cocktail. Refreshing at any time of the year, it makes a great aperitif for holiday meals. For each cocktail, fill a cocktail shaker or mixing glass with ice. Pour in 3½ oz. vodka and ½ oz. cranberry liqueur or cranberry juice. Shake ... Read More »

Fresh cranberries at their seasonal peak

Nutrient-rich ‘Bounceberries’ add zip to salads, cereals and holiday meals Nutrient-rich cranberries, often termed a ‘superfood’ have long been touted for their health benefits. And – they’re tasty! The tart glossy red berries provide interesting counterpoint to sweet fruits in baking, sauces, chutneys and juices. Cranberry sauce adds a seasonal tang to traditional turkey, and ... Read More »

Horoscope November 29 to December 5

Tip of the Week Comet Ison should be visible in the skies by now. As it makes its close approach to the Sun it will fade from view. As it takes a very sharp turn around the Sun we will see if it will melt and disintegrate like a dirty big snowball. If Comet Ison ... Read More »

Emphasize safety when decorating for the holidays

Decking the halls for the holidays is a beloved tradition for many families. A home’s exterior festooned with lights help create a festive holiday mood, while stockings hung by the chimney and a Christmas tree in the living room bring that holiday cheer inside. When decorating this holiday season, be sure to employ the following ... Read More »

Keeping the pot boiling

Gibsons Mayor Wayne Rowe helped volunteers launch the annual Red Kettle appeal at the Salvation Army Thrift Store on Saturday, November 16.  All funds raised through kettle donations remain in the community, to benefit initiatives such as the Food Banks (distributing about 120 hampers per month), meal programs such as the twice-weekly Lunch with Friends ... Read More »

SCMA wins national recognition

Matt Lovegrove, Project Coordinator; Tamar Kozlov, Film Producer; Kimiko Hawkes, Curator; Bruce Devereux, Christenson Village Coordinator; Lorraine Goddard, SCMA President; Cameron Reid, Chair of Sunshine Coast Community Foundation.   photo Makiko Kitama In October, the Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives (SCMA) received two prestigious awards recognizing recent heritage initiatives. At a ceremony held at the ... Read More »

Exciting initiatives coming in 2014

It’s my pleasure to outline some of the activities that the District will be undertaking next year. Earlier this week, we announced the acquisition of a three-acre property on Highway 101, located on the east side of Chapman Creek across from Brookman Park. This property complements the District’s other assets in the area including Mission ... Read More »

Bring ferry concerns to consultation

After almost two years of meetings to get a reasonable financial solution at BC Ferries, the chairs of regional districts were informed of the cancellation of a November 22 meeting with the Premier’s Provincial Secretary to discuss options for ferry dependent communities. Instead, a new round of consultation on preplanned schedule cuts will be presented, ... Read More »

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