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Cherry blossoms explained

Spring is coming, with the assistance of the Gibsons Garden Club. On Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 6:30pm at the Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons, Douglas Justice, of UBC, will discuss the vast variety of ornamental cherries in Vancouver, in time for the Ornamental Cherry Blossom Festival this spring. Douglas Justice is an indispensable guide to ornamental ... Read More »

Killing knotweed without chemicals

A paradigm-changing way of managing knotweed is entering its fifth year in Roberts Creek without breaking ground, showing how long-term community commitment and avoiding the use the use of herbacides can create a healthier environment for all. In April 2014, the Official Community Planning Committee (OCPC) in Roberts Creek researched best practices for knotweed removal ... Read More »

Celebrate Valentine’s Day on the Sunshine Coast

The original mid-February celebration of love was a fertility festival which honoured the Roman god of agriculture. Like many of our modern holidays, this pagan merrymaking was later rebranded, and is now referred to as Valentine’s Day. Named after not one but TWO saints called Valentinus, the re-imagined celebration was more “pope-y” than “love-y” until ... Read More »

Handling your puppy’s mouthing period

Puppies spend lots of time chewing and investigating things and playing. Pups need to chew and teaching the dog to chew on the right things makes the mouthing period easier on everyone especially as the puppy grows and the mouthing on us can become painful. To help with mouthing, feed the pup at least one ... Read More »

February a good month to list

February finds the Sunshine Coast still in a Buyers’ Market but there are indications that we will be moving towards a balanced situation before the end of the year. Sellers seem to have accepted the new reality with regard to pricing their homes to sell and there are less overpriced listings on the market. Traditionally, ... Read More »

Fifth vehicle for co-op’s seventh year

For all those who don’t need a car at their door every day or who want to supplement their bus usage: maybe you just need a car, truck or van intermittently, for a green waste run, or even a hospital trip. Think of cutting down on your carbon footprint while you drop your vehicle costs ... Read More »

A new year for the library

A New Year is often a time for reflection and for setting new goals. The Gibsons Public Library strives to offer the very best resources for our community to enjoy as entertainment, or to use to learn a new skill or achieve a goal. There is a vast range of certified classes and online programs ... Read More »

Five reasons why every couple should hire a wedding planner

Your wedding day is naturally one of the best days of your life. It consists of all of the little (and big) things that represent you as a couple, a day for all of your friends and loved ones to enjoy and one that you’ll remember forever. There are so many aspects that you need ... Read More »

Wedding planning: things you can do yourself and things you should not

Everyone wants to save a bit of money on their wedding and DIY projects are a great way to do just that. However, there are certain things that you should simply leave to the professionals. Don’t DIY: 1. Your Photos. This cannot be stressed enough. Far too many couples have hired a cousin or friend ... Read More »

Fending off the winter blues

On the Sunshine Coast our winter season can be a bit of a grey and rainy season. Yes, we still get beautiful sunny days here and there but I’m going to share tips on getting through the stretches of greyer weather. Really, the same tips apply year-round: be active, be social, eat healthy, and learn ... Read More »

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