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When it’s time to move, make a list

Moving can be a considerable undertaking. While working professionals who are single or married with no children may find it easier to move than men and women with families, it’s fair to say that anyone who is moving in the near future has some significant work ahead of them. In its Job Relocation Survey, the ... Read More »

Sell your home, not your furniture

Homeowners must consider a variety of factors when putting their homes on the market. One of the more important things to remember is the benefits of making a strong first impression on prospective buyers. That’s why many homeowners rely on staging when selling their homes. Staging requires more than just clearing out clutter or baking ... Read More »

How to prepare your dog for alone time

This summer brought the arrival of a lot of new puppies and adult dogs into homes on the Coast. As we head into the fall and many people have a change of routine which may include the dog spending more time alone. Here are some tips to make a change easier for the family dog. ... Read More »

Of octopus salad and kelp flakes

Persephone food truck and Farm to Feast chef Ann Meyers partnered with Nature’s Chef, Tom Kral visiting from Sooke on Vancouver Island, to create a memorable four-course dinner from the West Coast’s bounty. About 30 people paid $95 each for the feast at the Persephone Brewery in Gibsons Aug. 16. First on the menu was ... Read More »

Housing sales down 30 per cent

July’s residential housing sales in Metro Vancouver reached their lowest levels for that month since the year 2000. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) – which includes the Sunshine Coast – reports that residential property sales in the region totalled 2,070 in July 2018, a 30.1-per-cent decrease from the 2,960 sales recorded in ... Read More »

How age affects smell, taste

Aging comes with several sensory changes, many of which people expect. Loss of hearing or diminishing vision are widely associated with aging. But one’s senses of smell and taste may diminish with aging as well. The senses of taste and smell work in concert. The sense of smell is vital to personal health, not only ... Read More »

Can cannabis inhibit some cancers?

Attitudes about marijuana are changing. Such changes are reflected in legislation that has legalized marijuana in many areas – including Canada as of Oct. 17 – and, in some instances, unofficially decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana in other places. Shifting attitudes about marijuana, also known as cannabis, may be attributed to various factors, ... Read More »

The science of sleep

According to the U.S. National Sleep Foundation, certain foods may help people fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly while others may compromise a person’s ability to enjoy a restful night’s sleep. In lieu of white bread, refined pastas and sugar-laden baked goods, all of which can reduce serotonin levels, the NSF recommends whole grains. ... Read More »

New directors for Gibsons Chamber

Gibsons and District Chamber of Commerce board of directors recently elected Ted McNicol to helm the organization. Together with his crew – Vice President Fran Miller, Secretary Joe Oteruelo, Treasurer Milynda Taylor, Directors Deb Mowbray and Casie Spears – McNicol welcomes the opportunity to represent the growing business community. He notes that “the new Board ... Read More »

Upcoming contests at the Gibsons Library

A writers’ festival, music festivals, “rolling arts” festival, night markets, farmers’ markets, mandala painting, parades…There’s no shortage of activities on the Sunshine Coast at this time of year – and our friends and relatives know it. Some of you play host almost all season, and may even be feeling a little worn out at this ... Read More »

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