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Drive-thru beer store

Tapworks Brewing Company has set up a drive-thru beer store at its premises in lower Gibsons, where staff will deliver the beer to your car. It has also partnered with others to create an online store ( where beer and some food items can be ordered for delivery. Photo submitted Read More »

Sechelt Public Library Association Board

The new Sechelt Public Library Association Board posed for a photo back when people were allowed to stand next to each other. The board members, elected Feb. 22, from the left: (back row) Jack Young, Ann Hopkins (vice-chair), Ruth Moore, Alton Toth (District of Sechelt rep), Spencer Keys; (front row) Susan Egerman, Beverly Shimazaki (treasurer), ... Read More »

Most of us will get COVID-19

As we head into our second week of intensive COVID-19 preparations, we would like to acknowledge the incredible job that our fellow physicians, fellow healthcare workers and other essential service providers have done this past week. We think it is time to speak bluntly about the impact that COVID-19 may have on the Sunshine Coast. ... Read More »

Read to your children

School District #46 Superintendent Patrick Bocking has a message for parents awaiting decisions on the remainder of the school year, following the March 17 announcement of the suspension of classroom instruction. In an email to the Local on March 19 Bocking wrote: “Until plans are in place, we encourage parents to read with their children, ... Read More »

Local leaders communicating from home

With health authorities urging that public interactions be avoided during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sechelt Mayor Darnelda Siegers and SCRD Chair Lori Pratt are delivering regular YouTube and Facebook updates to the community. Both started this practice over the past week. They have continued with postings streamed from their homes, as both are in self-isolation due ... Read More »

Holiday hazards to dogs

The holiday season is upon us and potential hazards can become more available to the family dog. Some Christmas plants can be hazardous and puppies, in particular, can be curious.  According to the Pet Poison Helpline, ingestion of Christmas tree needles can irritate the mouth and stomach, resulting in vomiting, diarrhea, and drooling. Poinsettias contain ... Read More »

Antiques and collectibles around the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is a place that values the motto: reduce, reuse, repurpose, recycle and the local antique and collectible shops take this to heart. From Gibsons to Madeira Park finding your next treasure is just around the corner. You never know what you are going to find but when you see that special something ... Read More »

Upcoming contests at the Gibsons Library

A writers’ festival, music festivals, “rolling arts” festival, night markets, farmers’ markets, mandala painting, parades…There’s no shortage of activities on the Sunshine Coast at this time of year – and our friends and relatives know it. Some of you play host almost all season, and may even be feeling a little worn out at this ... Read More »

Bike to Work Week concludes with bike polo

A spirited game of bike polo was held Saturday evening, June 2 in Roberts Creek next to the Gumboot Cafe. It was part of the wrap-up party for Bike to Work Week.  Donna McMahon photo Read More »

Skookumchuck Squadron annual review

It’s everyone at attention at the annual ceremonial review of the 858 Skookumchuk Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets.  The review took place in Elphinstone Secondary in Gibsons.  Donna McMahon photo Read More »

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