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April ‘Ria’ Qureshi-Davidson: Helping others find balance in their lives

‘Coach Ria’ is a new service that entrepreneur and personal growth advocate April ‘Ria’ Qureshi-Davidson has developed to help others find balance in their lives. When asked how having a coach can benefit a busy person, she put it like this: “Where coaches come in is to develop an individual’s clarity and focus. I work ... Read More »

Denise Henshaw: Giving back and making a difference

Denise Henshaw’s personal experience with her aging mother was the motiving factor in her decision to start her Sunshine Coast’s Nurse Next Door franchise.  The two lived in separate provinces.   Denise was in a demanding career. She could not visit her Mom as often as she wanted to or assist her with the tasks ... Read More »

Lori Pratt and Darnelda Siegers: Working on initiatives to benefit women & families

                        When asked about the theme of 2019 International Womens’ Day, SCRD Chairperson and Area B representative, Lori Pratt remarked that achieving balance implies all things are equal. “We all assess our family, work and passions to different levels of priority. Those are apt ... Read More »

Seedy Saturday a harbinger of spring

The annual Seedy Saturday event takes place March 9 at the Roberts Creek Hall and the adjacent Masonic Hall, 11am-4pm. The day is organized by the One Straw Society, in partnership with the Sunshine Coast Seed Collective, Farm Gate Market Society, Roberts Creek Community Market, Southern Sunshine Coat Farmers Institute and the Grandmothers and Grandothers. ... Read More »

Garden answers

The Pender Harbour Garden Club is pleased to present Angela Koop, manager of Deluxe Landscaping in Sechelt, on Monday, Mar. 11, 1-3pm  at the School of Music in Madeira Park. As a landscape architectural technologist, Angela has an education in design and plant material. Her design skills teamed up with her 10-plus years of hands-on ... Read More »

Get your home ready for listing in spring

Spring is one of the most popular times to buy and sell properties on BC’s Sunshine Coast. Flowers are in bloom, the weather starts to warm up and potential buyers are looking for their new home to move into before the new school year. It may still be winter, but if you’re considering putting your ... Read More »

Gibsons Library hosts reconciliation event

It’s a history lesson you’ll never forget. On Saturday, Feb. 23, 6-9 pm, the Gibsons Public Library hosts a KAIROS Blanket Exercise: Reconciliation through Education and Understanding. This unique participatory history lesson – developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers, and educators  – fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. ... Read More »

Gibsons Chamber reaches out

In recent years, the vibrant, active Gibsons and District Chamber of Commerce has reached beyond its traditional boundaries with a new vision. A long-time proponent of strengthening businesses within our own community, this volunteer-led business group reaches out to build a network of business relationships not just in Gibsons, but on the entire Sunshine Coast.  ... Read More »

A co-op for small cannabis producers?

Small BC cannabis producers, processors and retailers are invited to participate in a provincial consultation process to help shape a BC small cannabis producers and processors co-operative to ensure authentic BC cannabis can be available to consumers across the province, Canada and around the world. The community consultation is being co-hosted by the Cascadia Agricultural ... Read More »

How wood smoke hurts your health

The BC Lung Association’s air quality and health workshop on Feb. 6 in Vancouver focused on the growing impacts of wildfire smoke on public health. Experts at the session warned that due to warmer and drier climate conditions, more wildfires and longer wildfire seasons are anticipated.  Smoke from these fires, or from wood burning appliances ... Read More »

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