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Cruising the Salish Sea

Many of us who live along the shores of the Salish Sea take our inland waters for granted–not realizing that we live in one of the most extraordinary areas in the world for sailing and motor boating. These protected coastal waters offer a huge diversity of inlets, islands, and harbours, and every landscape from wilderness ... Read More »

The little store that could

How modest Claytons Grocery grew into Trail Bay Mall I needed groceries on the day more than 20 years ago that I moved to the Sunshine Coast, so Claytons was one of the first Sechelt businesses I ever walked into. And as many people likely do on their initial visits, I couldn’t help but notice the ... Read More »

Sunshine Coast Community Foundation: Ahead of the curve

Most British Columbians are familiar with the Vancouver Foundation–the largest community foundation in Canada–but few realize that BC also has 50 other community foundations. The Sunshine Coast Community Foundation (SCCF), established in 2003, is one of the smaller ones, but is making its mark as a leader of small foundations in Canada. “Our main objective ... Read More »

Tems Swiya Museum

Ch’elkwilwet Raquel Joe has a long to-do list. “I just take it one day at a time,” says the affable Cultural Interpreter for Tems Swiya Museum. Joe’s passion for her work is evident in the way she talks about the history of the shíshálh people, the plans she has for the Museum, and the warm ... Read More »

Local Celebrity: Bonnie Klein

Pioneering filmmaker, feminist, author, activist, Officer of the Order of Canada, Seth and Naomi Klein’s mother (yes, that Seth, that Naomi). But when I arrive at the home of Bonnie Sherr Klein in Roberts Creek, she’s just Bonnie, and invites me onto her deck with its stunning view of the Salish Sea. “It’s such a ... Read More »

Wild Mushrooms: renewable bounty

As autumn clouds gather over the Sunshine Coast and rain pelts down, visitors close up their summer cottages, and most residents retreat indoors grumbling. But mushroom aficionados have been looking forward to this soggy season all year long. Wild mushrooms flourish along the Pacific Coast from July to November, and savvy pickers comb the rainforest in ... Read More »

Signature dishes on the Sunshine Coast

SweetWater Bistro A still, end-of-August Tuesday at dusk.  A serene view of the blue waters of Howe Sound from the deck at SweetWater Bistro and an abundance of soft felt blankets for the slight chill in the air. It’s early but the restaurant already buzzes with a jazz music kind of evening. I’m here to taste ... Read More »

Oyas for The Greenhouse at Davis Bay Elementary

In another philanthropic project, art and community work together around food to make life better for families and children. During the Sunshine Coast Art Crawl, Davis Bay Elementary and Sechelt Sustainable Community (SSC) are co-­fundraising for a greenhouse which will be used for educating students about how to grow healthy food. Oyas for The Greenhouse ... Read More »

Buy art, feed kids!

The unmistakable rise in the cost of living on the Sunshine Coast, most notably in housing and food, impacts everyone, especially young families. It’s difficult to find rental accommodation within a limited budget (the average two­ bedroom home now costs $1,600 per month), and the cost of groceries continues to climb up, up, up. Last ... Read More »

Coast TV – A launchpad for many programs… and careers

We might grumble about the cost of cable TV in this country, and in fact Canadians do pay some of the highest service fees in the world. But when it comes to Sunshine Coast companies that also give back to the community, it’s hard not to put Coast Cable close to the top of the ... Read More »

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