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From Roadhouse to your house

While growing up Ashley Odd saw his father working his magic in welding and shaping car metal as an auto body specialist. Seeing the creative potential in working with metal stuck with him and in high school he chose a shop course in welding. He then completed a comprehensive welding program at Dawson Creek’s Northern ... Read More »

Weeds & Mary Jane’s: Welcome to a new paradigm

Health care is evolving and we are moving towards a new understanding of how we are ourselves becoming the most important part of our own personal health care. This approach takes us from solely depending on doctors, specialists and pharmaceuticals to working with them; learning more about what is going on in our bodies and ... Read More »

A crafty retirement in Roberts Creek

Head up a dusty, bumpy, gravel country road in Roberts Creek and there lies Bruinwood Estate Distillery, where owners Jeff Barringer and Danise Lofstrom have embarked on a long-time dream to open a craft distillery as a retirement project on their property. Bruinwood “is a family run, artisan distillery producing hand-crafted, small batch spirits using ... Read More »

Mark Yellowley of Wheatberries Bakery

Mark Yellowley, co-owner of Wheatberries Bakery, is all too familiar with the ups and downs of business cycles. But when he became a Loans Manager at Community Futures, he realized he’d come full circle. Mark and his wife Jane arrived on the Coast in 1994 determined to create “something” together. “We had always dreamed of ... Read More »

Beachcomber Coffee Co.: Growing the lifestyle

A home grown success story, Beachcomber Coffee started this year by hitting two major milestones. The prize-winning craft coffee company recently inked a deal for nation wide distribution. And in May they opened a bricks-and-mortar location in Gibsons Landing—right across from Molly’s Reach and the work boat “Persephone” (featured in the CBC TV series The Beachcombers). ... Read More »

Destination: Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast Tourism, by its own definition, is “a non-profit member-based destination marketing organization marketing the Sunshine Coast to the world!” Sunshine Coast Tourism (SCT), formed in 2007, represents more than 200 members who own, manage and operate properties or businesses including: accommodations, tour and activity operators, restaurants, and retail shops. Paul Kamon has been ... Read More »

Wilderness Resort & Retreat: A magical spot

It started when Chris Moore and some friends went looking for a little fishing cabin. Instead they stumbled across a 124-acre property at Cawley Point on Sechelt Inlet and realized they had found something special. “We were up there in the boat and we saw this piece of property and fell in love with it,” ... Read More »

PODS: Pender Harbour Ocean Discovery Station

It’s an ambitious project, but Dr. Michael Jackson, Executive Director of the Pender Harbour Ocean Discovery Station (PODS) is confident that his team can raise $15- to $20 million to build a unique science and arts facility in Pender Harbour and open the doors in 2020. Jackson is a founder of the Ruby Lake Lagoon ... Read More »

Free-wheeling on the Coast

Like mountain bikers trying out a new trail, Gary Jackson and Lydia Watson found themselves staring down a hill that could have led to a nasty crash or a thrilling ride. They took the ride. It’s a ripe analogy for this couple. Because now, more than 10 years later, the owners of Off the Edge ... Read More »

Lunitas Mexican Eatery

Come this May long weekend, Lunitas Restaurant will reach its first-year anniversary. Quite an accomplishment in the restaurant business. Lunitas Restaurant in lower Gibsons has established themselves as the place to go for excellent Mexican food and an unforgettable margarita. Jody (Lunitas’ owner) has her feet solidly on the ground and her eyes set towards ... Read More »

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