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Social isolation effects on men & women

It’s no secret that loneliness and social isolation have a negative impact on the mental and physical health of older adults. Now, researchers at the University of British Columbia are discovering that social isolation affects the health of men and women in different ways—including placing women at higher risk of high blood pressure. In a ... Read More »

Long-term care COVID testing needed

SafeCare BC, the health and safety association for BC’s 28,000 continuing care workers, is recommending BC’s Ministry of Health implement a provincial policy of mass testing all residents and staff at care homes whenever a resident or staff member tests positive for COVID-19. This is already happening in Alberta and Ontario and helps with early ... Read More »

RCMP Report

Online date ends in extortion On Nov. 2, a coast resident reported being extorted after “meeting” someone on a dating app. After a brief exchange of messages, the resident and “date” traded personal photos. Shortly afterwards, the “date” demanded money or the resident’s photos would be posted on social media. Police checked the number the ... Read More »

Remembrance Day facts

• Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, Nov. 11, 1918, at 11am on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. • From 1921 to 1930, Armistice Day was ... Read More »

Remembrance Day on the Coast

Remembrance day • November 11, 2020 Remembrance Day on the Sunshine Coast will look a lot different this year than in past years due to COVID-19. “We take our responsibility to the community to heart, so there will be no parade, and no public service,” said Bill McLean, president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch ... Read More »

Roles of the Canadian military branches

Remembrance day • November 11, 2020 Each year on Nov. 11, Canadians pause in a silent moment of remembrance for the men and women who have served and continue to serve their country during times of war, conflict and peace. Known as Remembrance Day, the day honours the brave people who fought for Canada in ... Read More »

BC Hydro doubles select home renovation rebates

In a bid to help restart the BC economy and help customers save energy in their homes, BC Hydro is doubling rebate amounts for select energy-efficient upgrades, including heat pumps (for space or water heating), windows and doors. There’s also a bonus offer for those who hire a Program Registered Contractor to take advantage of ... Read More »

BC K-12 school supports for COVID-1

Families of Kindergarten to Grade 12 students who need help during COVID-19 will have a chance to learn what they can expect from schools through a series of free online conversations from the BCEdAccess Society. Founded in 2014 by a small group of parents struggling to get their kids support at school, BCEdAccess has grown ... Read More »

Disappointed buyers commonplace

It was a busy October to start Q4 on the Sunshine Coast. Low inventory and high demand saw many sellers enjoying multiple offers and sales over asking price. Disappointed buyers were commonplace, especially those trying to do it on their own or without using a local realtor as their buyer’s agent. Here is how the ... Read More »

Sechelt “Witch Watch”

A mysterious travelling witch dance group is scheduled to be making appearances in downtown Sechelt the afternoon of Saturday, Oct 31. This year’s performances are booked to begin outside of Sechelt Library at 1pm. The group will carry on, shaking their broomsticks outside of the Royal Bank at Trail Bay Mall followed by a stop ... Read More »

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