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Coasters Car Club Rod Run

Coasters Car Club President Ken Begg, on the right, poses with Bill and Mary Cochet on May 15. The Coasters used their first rod run of the year – from Sechelt to Pender Harbour – to raise $1,045 and a pickup bed of food staples for the food banks in both communities.  Photo submitted Read More »

Surveying the seniors’ care homes

On May 9, BC Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie announced the launch of a province- wide survey of residents living in 303 publicly-subsidized care facilities in BC. “For the first time in this province we are going to every care facility and we are asking every resident and their most frequent visitor, a number of questions ... Read More »

The ceremonial start of summer

Victoria Day is a federal Canadian public holiday celebrated on the last Monday before May 25, in honour of Queen Victoria’s birthday. The date is also, simultaneously, that on which the current reigning Canadian sovereign’s official birthday is recognized. It is sometimes informally considered as marking the beginning of the summer season in Canada. Canada ... Read More »

A big day in Pender Harbour

Pender Harbour’s biggest event of the year, May Day, happens this Saturday May 21 in beautiful Madeira Park. Second in longevity only to Hyack Days in New Westminster for a continuous BC community festival, May Day in Pender Harbour turns 71 this year. Sherri Halliday, this year’s committee chair, took on the monumental task, when ... Read More »

BioBlitz inventories biodiversity

Volunteers hiked and crawled over Simson Provincial Park on South Thormanby Island, diving, wading, observing, photographing and documenting the flora and fauna. It was the Ruby Lake Lagoon Society’s eighth annual BioBlitz, held this year on  South Thormanby, near Halfmoon Bay.  About 75 volunteers took part in the 24-hour event, running from noon Saturday, May ... Read More »

Park expansion threatened by timber sale

The current Mt. Elphinstone Provincial Park is divided into three separate ‘island’ parcels protecting only 139Ha of lands across the lower mountain slopes. The surrounding Crown lands offer high-value recreation, and on-going environmental services in an inter-urban zone. BC Parks states that the existing Elphinstone Park is “vulnerable to adjacent logging”, and needs to be ... Read More »

Coast Events – May 19 – June 1

May 19 First monthly National Film Board night, “The Log Driver’s Waltz” and “I Can Make Art Like Emily Carr”, followed by discussion, Gibsons Public Art Gallery, 7pm May 19 Roberts Creek community dialogue with SCRD, Roberts Creek Hall, 7-8:30pm May 19 Creative in the Creek with Pastor Jaz Ghag, David Yates, Ada Smith, Michael ... Read More »

Art Review – “No Words Necessary”

Jill Sullivan’s latest collection of fibre wall art, No Words Necessary, runs at the FibreWorks Gallery May 21 to July 3. Sullivan has been sewing and knitting for the last fifty years. She married straight out of high school, making clothes and bedding for her children and herself, without any formal training. “I had no ... Read More »

Maker Faire expands

CoastMakers.com, a group of ‘do-it-yourselfer-meets-technology’ enthusiasts on the Sunshine Coast, are pleased to announce the lineup of exhibitors, workshops and lightning talks for the second official Sunshine Coast Mini Maker Faire, to be held on Sunday, May 29 11am-5pm at Dougall Park in Gibsons Landing. This year is a huge expansion over the inaugural event ... Read More »

Coast Watch – New Community Dialogues Program

Over the years, constituents have asked if there could be public engagement meetings on various issues, particularly controversial ones. The SCRD staff and board are currently in the process of presenting information to the public in a new format called Community Dialogues. The intent of the new format is to improve communication procedures at public ... Read More »

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