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‘Re-arranging the solar system’

The Sunshine Coast Astronomy Club Centre welcomes Christa Van Laerhoven, whose topic will be “Major Migrations: Rearranging the Solar System”, Sept. 8 at 7:30pm at the Arts Centre in Sechelt. Van Laerhoven is a postdoctoral fellow at UBC. She gained her PhD from the Department of Planetary Sciences at the University of Arizona in May ... Read More »

‘Aging Well’ is the focus of Foundation talk

The Sechelt Hospital Foundation invites you to attend “Aging Well,” our second speaker session focused on mental, physical and emotional well-being. The talk will take place this Sunday, August 27th at the Rockwood Pavilion in Sechelt, between 2 and 4 pm. Entrance will be by donation at the door. Please register via email at ... Read More »

Cosmic spectacular

Sun seekers young and old flocked to Davis Bay on Aug. 21 to view the solar eclipse.  The moon passed between the earth and the sun at mid-morning, covering about 85 per cent of the sun at this latitude.  It could be seen – with special protective glasses – from anywhere, but hundreds opted to ... Read More »

Pets are friends with emotional benefits

The relationship many people have with their pets is an important one. While many people who live with companion animals appreciate how their pet enhances their life, researchers continue to study the benefits of living with pets. At the inaugural educational summit of PAWSitive InterAction, experts in the areas of medicine, psychiatry, veterinary studies and ... Read More »

Planets in morning view in September

Mercury will be very low in the E morning twilight in September. Venus will be low in the E in the morning twilight. Mars will be very low in the E during twilight late in the month. Jupiter will be very low in the W soon after sunset but will be lost in twilight mid-month. ... Read More »

LEAP into business success

Community Futures Sunshine Coast is seeking its 2017 fall cohort of entrepreneurs whose businesses will help address social, environmental, or economic challenges on the Coast and beyond. The Local Entrepreneur Accelerator Program (LEAP!) is an nine-week enterprise accelerator program for new business ideas. More than 30 past alumni have gone on to establish many of ... Read More »

New exec at Gibsons Public Market

The Gibsons Community Building Society, operator of the Gibsons Public Market, is pleased to announce Colin Stansfield will be taking the helm as executive director replacing Gerry Zipursky who has been leading the project since the start. “This change is somewhat bittersweet because Gerry is a founding member and visionary of the project who has ... Read More »

Busy summer at Gibsons Library

The library has been bustling this summer with a diverse array of programs for young people. Books were vibrating with music beats at our tween dance during which summer program participants showed off the DJ skills they had learned with instructor and professional DJ Henry Telfer. The creative minds camps have had kids learning everything ... Read More »

Meteor shower and eclipse this month

There will be two spectacular shows in the skies above this month, one during the night, and one during the day. The Perseid meteor shower happens on Sat., August 12. It peaks during daylight hours (1pm) but continues on into the evening. Our observatory at Sechelt airport will be open that night at 9:30pm for ... Read More »

Graphic novel section set for launch at Sechelt Library

What do you think of when you hear the words “graphic novel?” Maybe Tin Tin, Asterix or Anime?  Or maybe your think of comics, such as Archie, or Mad Magazine. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a graphic novel as “cartoon drawings that tell a story and are published as a book”. Graphic novels have come a ... Read More »

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