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Ah, to be in Gibsons now that summer’s here!

Talk of the town Wayne Rowe Town of Gibsons Once again, the Town of Gibsons is pleased to support Music in the Landing. Each weekend buskers provide impromptu concerts on street corners, on the pier, and at the Winegarden Park bus shelter. I invite everyone to visit Gibson’s Landing, our ‘scenic seaside village,’ to sit ... Read More »

Music Fest fun for whole family

During the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver the Odds were the house band at Canada Hockey House.    Photo submitted A few of the bands from off Coast include The Odds, Toy Zebra, and the Mop Tops (Canada’s best Beatles cover band).      The Second Annual Highway 101 Musicfest at the fully refurbished Pender ... Read More »

Horoscope July 12 to July 18

Tip of the Week:  There is something very exciting and rare in the planetary alignments now. I am referring to a ‘Grand Trine’, where three planets exactly 120 degrees apart create a great triangle in the sky. Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune are the planets involved. Because these are three of the five far planets, this ... Read More »

Scouts plan week-long portage

In recent years the First Gibsons Scouts have added a new dock and shipping container for storage at Camp Burley on Mixal Lake in Pender Harbour, plus installed a new canoe rack and repaired all their canoes. Having attained First Aid certification and Canoe Safety certification, the Venturers (the older Scouts) will be embarking on ... Read More »

Hot, dry weather calls for campfire caution

Small campfires are currently permitted throughout BC, so long as recreationalists and campers exercise caution and follow regulations.    Preparing for the 2013 wildfire season, the provincial Wildfire Management Branch warns BC residents to be especially careful in the outdoors in hot and dry weather. Warm temperatures now drying out forest fuels and grasslands are ... Read More »

Let’s not make the same mistake again

The summer heat has arrived and people are enjoying our beaches, parks and bike trails more then ever before. With no end in sight to this great weather we also need to start thinking about how close we were to running out of water last October. Water is the most important resource we have, and ... Read More »

Sechelt Indian Band enhancing Coast fish returns

Chief Feschuk is proud of his band’s efforts and the work that has been done in the five major watershed areas in SIB territory.   The Sechelt Indian Band (SIB) has been a full participant on the SCRD board for over twenty years and has been restocking the fish-bearing streams on the Coast for nearly ... Read More »

Summertime mulching and the living is easy

Gibsons Recycling Centre (GRC) repurposes glass by turning it into tumbled glass ‘sand’ for use as mulch, as a growing medium, or as an aggregate. The tumbling process removes sharp edges, and is safe to walk on barefoot. Coarse sand or tumbled glass can be used as a growing medium to enhance drainage for herbs ... Read More »

Summer a great time to golf with kids

Take your grandchildren out golfing this summer.    Photo submitted Adults who play golf know just how fun and frustrating the game can be. Whether you’re a veteran golfer or someone just learning the links, golf can be challenging. But as exacting as the game can be, it also can be just as rewarding, even ... Read More »

Are the summer holidays too long?   

Across North America and around the world a number of different school calendars have been adopted over the years. The standard model used in Canada has students and teachers taking short breaks throughout the academic year and then ends with the 10 week summer holiday, after which we repeat the cycle. The BC government has ... Read More »

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