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Doggie seatbelt can save lives

Nice weather has arrived and some of us may be planning road trips with our dogs.  That planning should include how to travel safely with pets. A survey by the American Automobile Association showed that over 80 per cent of dog owners drive with their dog in the car but 84 per cent of these ... Read More »

Gibsons Garden Club hosts annual plant sale

The Gibsons Garden Club is gearing up for their largest annual event – the spring plant sale which will be held on Saturday April 28 from 10 am to 1 pm in the lower parking lot of the Gibsons Recreation Centre. President Laurella Hay says club members start potting plants in mid-March in preparation for ... Read More »

Spring events at the Gibsons Public Library

Remember that snow? A spotted towhee whirrs outside. Hark! A robin whinnies in the cherry tree. “Snow?” you say. “What snow?” Yes, you could say that weather was for the birds, if you like old-fashioned expressions. Of course, the birds prefer spring. This April, festivals bloom at the Gibsons Public Library. One swallow does not ... Read More »

Getting your garden ready to plant

Gardening enthusiasts may have been thinking about their landscape plans throughout the winter, eager to once again get their hands dirty with soil. Whether a home gardener is making preparations for edible crops or beautiful flowers, he or she must take time to make the soil amenable to planting. To establish hearty, durable plants, gardeners ... Read More »

Pruning workshop offered

Proper pruning can make a huge difference to the health and attractiveness of individual plants.  It can also improve the overall appearance of your garden.  Yet of all gardening tasks, pruning seems to be the one that causes the most apprehension. At the Pender Harbour Garden Club meeting on Monday, April 9, 1-3pm, at the ... Read More »

Ceremony to honour health grads at Capilano U April 14

On April, 14 dedicated men and women will celebrate their graduation from the Health Care Assistant Program at Capilano University, Sechelt Campus. They will have completed seven months of intensive and demanding training in which they must learn and demonstrate an enormous set of skills that value person-centered care, focusing on nurturing independence and self-determination. ... Read More »

Keeping your dog safe in the wild

As we enjoy warmer weather, people are more inclined to enjoy the outdoors with their dogs and this often brings us closer to wildlife and to farm animals and other potential hazards. Be familiar with where you are walking before unleashing your dog. Know where there may be steep drop offs or fast-moving water. Before ... Read More »

Mercury, Venus and Mars visible in April

By April 1, Venus will be an “evening star”, setting nearly two hours after the Sun. Mercury will be about 4° above Venus in the dusk. On April 2 Mars will pass 1 1/4° below Saturn just above the constellation Sagittarius. On April 7 the waning moon will hang 1° above Saturn in the morning ... Read More »

Spring sighting

Crocuses are a traditional harbinger of spring and often the first flowers you see after our bit of snow disappears. The perennials have popped up all over the lower Sunshine Coast; these ones were photographed on Ocean Beach Esplanade in Gibsons. Combined with the switch to daylight savings time last weekend, the flowers tell us ... Read More »

Coast newspaper collection to become more accessible

The Museum is fortunate to have in its collection the archives from the “Coast News” newspaper, which contains documents and photos produced over the paper’s 50-year history. This year, we are working on making this collection more accessible to the public. To better understand the Coast News, I did some digging into the history of ... Read More »

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