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Editorial Opinion – Mea culpa, big time.

Last week we received a scathing letter from Dr. Adam Zanbilowicz taking us to task for the article ‘Scientific studies rediscover 3,000 year-old natural cancer treatment’ which appeared in our Health and Wellness pages under my by-line. Dr. Zanbilowicz pointed out that this appeared to be a press release from Life Force Herbs, and in ... Read More »

Tips for a peaceful and healthy sleeping environment

For some, the secret to getting a better sleep is modifying the sleeping environment. Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate insufficient sleep has become a public health epidemic. An estimated 50 to 70 million American adults report having a sleep or wakefulness disorder, and women are twice as likely to suffer ... Read More »

Safely clear gutters of build-up and grime

Keeping gutters clear is essential at this time of year to prevent water damage on the roof while protecting the home’s siding and foundation. In addition, cleaning gutters gives homeowners a chance to ensure they are firmly secured to the house, an important precaution with potentially harsh winter weather is just around the corner. Good ... Read More »

Reducing the Halloween waste

Organic waste makes up 41 per cent of waste disposed in local landfills. Residential and commercial organic waste represents an estimated 5,400 tonnes of the waste disposed on the Sunshine Coast. Sunshine Coast residents are being reminded to reduce, reuse and compost this Halloween. “We are calling on all Sunshine Coast residents to consider how ... Read More »

Coast TV’s Out Loud wraps with free concert

Jess Hart, Nir Blu and Matthew Lovegrove compete for $700 prize in Season One finale. Coast TV’s original music series Out Loud wraps Season One with a free concert at Gibsons Heritage Playhouse Saturday, November 2 at 7 p.m. at which audience members can vote for their preference to win the $700 grand prize offered ... Read More »

Vail flies from the Nest

Ginny Vail, artist, photographer and entrepreneur retires from retail in November to concentrate on studio work. The well-known proprietor of The Swallow’s Nest in Gibsons notes that while she does love the chance her shop has offered to reinvent its look and focus every few months, (“I mean, how much fun can you have?” she ... Read More »

Fraser’s works in Coquitlam show

Works by Sechelt watercolourist Tom Fraser will be part of the 30-artist Western Streams exhibition presented by The Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (BC) in partnership with Friends of Leigh Square, at 1100 – 2253 Leigh Square Place in Port Coquitlam, October 24 through November 25. The show is presented in partnership with ... Read More »

The Quest ended in Gibsons

Hundreds of votes poured in during The Local’s Quest for the Best Burger, and with so many options available at so many restaurants we realized that Coasters are spoiled for choice. Tallying the online and paper ballots (deciphering handwriting, ensuring that all burgers were properly credited and so forth) took much longer than expected.  When ... Read More »

Cocktail of the Week – Pumpkin Pie Martini

A grown-up treat for Halloween that goes down just fine right through the holiday season, this twist on the White Russian cocktail is pumpkin pie in a glass, with a kick. Measure into a martini shaker: 1 oz Pumpkin Spice Kahlua 1 oz Whipped Cream Flavored Vodka (or substitute vanilla vodka) 1 Tbsp pumpkin puree ... Read More »

Treat everyone to an autumn favorite

With the autumn on the horizon, foodies are starting to think about the bevy of fresh foods that seem to symbolize the season. From squash to apples to aromatic seasonings, foods cooked in the fall are awash in flavor. Autumn can be the perfect time to handpick foods from a nearby farmer’s market or orchard. ... Read More »

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