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How to hardscape your property

Curb appeal is beneficial in various ways. Curb appeal can make a home more attractive to prospective buyers and give existing homeowners a place they want to come home to. In its study of the worth of outdoor remodeling projects, the (U.S.) National Association of Realtors found standard lawn care and overall landscape upgrades were ... Read More »

Keeping your dog cool in summer

Many of us enjoy the warm weather of summer with our dogs but heat can easily become a hazard for a dog because dogs have few sweat glands and must pant to cool down. Here are some tips for keeping your dog safe this summer: When hiking with your dog, take lots of water for ... Read More »

Great mix of youth events happening at Gibsons Library this summer

Writer and journalist Caitlin Moran has said that a library is “a cross between an emergency exit, a life raft and a festival”, and that is the flavour of what the Gibsons Library will be serving up for children, youth and families this summer. In addition to our weekly summer reading club (for kids finished ... Read More »

Housing market cools

Home buyer demand continues to decline across the Metro Vancouver housing market. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV), which includes the Sunshine Coast, reports that residential property sales in the region totalled 2,833 in May 2018, a 35.1-per-cent decrease from the 4,364 sales recorded in May 2017, and a 9.8 per cent increase ... Read More »

Ninth annual Home and Garden Expo a success

The 9th annual Home and Garden Expo filled the Gibsons Community Centre on June 9 with more than 50 exhibitors and a full program of presentations. Donna McMahon photo Read More »

Homeopathic remedies to take travelling

Planning on going away this summer? Add some effective and safe remedies to your first-aid kit to have on hand for you or your children?  For minor illnesses and injuries you can effectively use homeopathic remedies for many situations that arise while travelling.  Depending on where you will be, sometimes medical attention may not be ... Read More »

SCREDO takes over Work Hub

The power of working together. The power of professional space. The power of being part of a community. FUSE Community Work Hub is under new management and looking to expand. The modern economy is highlighted by nimble entrepreneurs and professionals on the move. Gone are the days of large stuffy office buildings. The Sunshine Coast ... Read More »

Turning your passion into a business

At the heart of every successful business is a story and a personal passion. Three new entrepreneurs officially launched their businesses at the Gibsons Chamber of Commerce office on May 15. Driven by their passion, the three are the latest graduates of the WorkBC Self-Employment Program.  Jody Franklin’s social enterprise, “Borderline Action Media” (BAM), is ... Read More »

Interest-free loans to help with housing

In terms of supply and affordability of rental housing, the Sunshine Coast ranks as one of BC’s top 10 communities in critical condition according to the Canadian Rental Housing Index. Three community-minded organizations are working together to launch a new service that aims to keep people housed during times of acute financial stress by offering ... Read More »

Preparing for a new puppy

It seems many puppies are arriving in new homes on the Coast. Preparation will make a smooth transition for the new arrival. Some local pet stores have free gift bags with toys and other items for new puppies to help with the process. Before bringing the canine companion home, decide where he will sleep. I ... Read More »

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