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Pebbles Restaurant at the Driftwood Inn

The culinary team at Pebbles Restaurant is ready to seat you now. The Sechelt dining staple has acquired a new chef, a new focus, and a creative new menu that is sure to keep you coming back for seconds. Chef Gord (via Blue Ocean Golf Club and Whistler) partnered with Jackie Coombs (General Manager of ... Read More »

The Lagoon Restaurant

The Lagoon Restaurant at the Painted Boat Resort & Spa is tucked in behind Madeira Park in Pender Harbour. Executive Chef Justin Yukoski (previously of Rockwater Resort) has assumed  reign in the kitchen and is taking a focused long term look at making sure the restaurant is successful. His casual, elegant and minimal style heighten ... Read More »

Caring for seniors: Coast demographics spawn a growing industry

The Sunshine Coast offers a lifestyle that appeals to young families, the middle-aged and retirees alike, but half of us here are older adults—and that’s generating a wave of new small businesses serving that segment of the population. About 50 percent of people on the Coast are 55 years old or more, according to the ... Read More »

Home Healthcare Network: Personalized compassionate home care services

As the owner of Home Healthcare Network, I am asked almost daily: What should be considered when looking for home healthcare services? Here are some tips to help in the process of hiring help at home whether you are ill, injured, disabled, recovering from surgery, or simply needing an extra hand. I would strongly recommend ... Read More »

Finlayson Goldsmiths

The world of jewellery making remained basically unchanged for millennia, but lately it has undergone stunning transformations. With the advent of computer-assisted design (CAD) and 3D printers, complex designs can be fed into a computer and reproduced endlessly. And while technology undeniably has its place, it would be sad to see traditional jewellery-making techniques fall ... Read More »

Visual artists on the Sunshine Coast

Kim and Carol LatFave arrived in Roberts Creek 26 years ago and ever since then, they’ve been an active part of the Sunshine Coast’s visual art community. Like many artists, they started drawing when they were kids. “You know how some people, they draw, then they stop?” asks Carol. “Well I never stopped.” Adds Kim, ... Read More »

Scuba diving on the Sunshine Coast: A best kept secret

The Sunshine Coast’s reputation as a tourist destination is growing with outdoor adventure activities like hiking, biking and kayaking leading the way. But what about scuba diving? In 2018, readers of Scuba Diving Magazine rated BC as having the best wall diving, as mountain and cliff walls continue below the waterline, attracting all kinds of ... Read More »

Help Wanted: Economic growth means Coast businesses often going short-staffed

Canadian Tire still plans to re-open its auto service desk sometime this fall after shutting it down early in the summer. The problem is not a lack of business at its Wilson Creek location—it’s a lack of mechanics to staff its three car-repair bays. “We have some possible hires in the pipeline, possibly from other ... Read More »

Social enterprise: where community and business connect

There is a classic set of circumstances that help anyone create a business: 1) you see a need in your community, a gap in goods or services; 2) you have an idea how to fill that gap; and 3) you could use some extra income. That’s just the situation Sechelt’s Maryanne Brabander happily found herself ... Read More »

The Driftwood: Oceanside inn builds on a long history

One of the more enduring establishments on the Sunshine Coast is getting a makeover. The Driftwood Inn, located for nearly 50 years at the foot of Trail Avenue, is already looking brighter, with updated décor in its Pebbles Restaurant and banquet room—and more improvements to come—under the direction of new general manager Jackie Coombs. “All ... Read More »

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