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Something for everyone at Home Expo

Bill Stockwell, President of the Coast Community Builders Association (CCBA), invites the entire Sunshine Coast to enjoy a fun filled Home & Garden Expo on Saturday, June 9 at the Gibsons Area & Community Centre. Through collaboration between the CCBA and event coordinator Sasha Gray, we anticipate another record year of attendance – likely more ... Read More »

Beekeeping event May 26

The Sunshine Coast Beekeepers Association is holding a “Day of the Honeybee” on Saturday, May 26 to demonstrate how it’s done and answer your beekeeping questions. The event runs 10am-4:30 pm at Quality Farms on Pratt Rd. in Gibsons. Submitted Read More »

Bricker Cider Company wins award

The Bricker Cider Company, of West Sechelt, was one of 35 cideries at BC Cider Festival in North Vancouver on May 6, and brought home the third-place award in the “botanical cider” category. Pictured are two of the owners, Russell Moore, left, and Nick Farrer.   Photo submitted Read More »

Supporting community at the Gibsons library

“Community” may refer to all of the people living in a particular geographical area, or it may refer to a socio-cultural group within that area, such as the LGBTQ2 community, the Indigenous community, the Chinese community. Then there are communities that form around a shared interest: the maker community, the knitting community, the podcasting community. ... Read More »

Botanical Garden plant sale

It was perfect gardening weather May 6 as gardeners examined the wares at the annual plant sale at the Botanical Garden in West Sechelt. Donna McMahon photo Read More »

Chickens: From the backyard to the plate

What is be more rewarding than going out and collecting fresh eggs from your happy, healthy, free-ranging chickens or – if you’re adventurous – cooking up a home-grown chicken. More people are taking an interest in the quality of their food, which is why backyard chickens are becoming more popular, along with the desire to ... Read More »

Money offered for local entrepreneur

Community Futures Sunshine Coast is seeking a local entrepreneur who could use $750 to further advance their education or general knowledge in business or social enterprise development. The funds will come from a bursary created through an endowment two years ago, known as the Barrie Wilbee Bursary for Sunshine Coast Entrepreneurs. “We’re excited to support ... Read More »

Learn about invasive plant species

Invasive plant species are everywhere on the Sunshine Coast, in our parks, our backyards, in road side ditches and along our waterways. They overtake our native flora, clog wetlands, smother ancient trees, cause soil erosion, and contribute to wildlife habitat loss. Some species are toxic, some create a fire hazard, some diminish property values and ... Read More »

Alternative therapies can help with allergies

Spring has arrived, which for some this can mean months of sneezing, itchy eyes, nose and throat, coughing, asthma, runny, congested sinuses, skin rashes and more. Allergic reactions are a sign of a chronic hypersensitivity and a weaken immune system.  Even though symptoms may only appear when exposed to certain substances, allergic reactions are considered ... Read More »

Time to talk about mental health

Each May, Canadians in communities, schools, workplaces and the House of Commons rally around the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) Mental Health Week, May 7-13. According to the CMHA, one in five Canadians experience a mental health issue in any given year. From western psychology to Indigenous knowledge, the CMHA has found striking overlaps in ... Read More »

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