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Local publishers launch books worth a look

As Miriam Matejova, editor of Wherever I Find Myself (Caitlin Press), notes in her introduction, these are tough times for newcomers given the rise of anti-immigrant sentiment around the world. Subtitled Stories By Canadian Immigrant Women, the 24 pieces in this collection by women from 20 different countries, cover a lot of issues. Coming to ... Read More »

Vegan Strawberry Peach Ice Cream

Since the weather has warmed up I have been playing around with making vegan ice cream and I am pretty much addicted to it. To make ice-cream (or technically frozen dessert) you have two choices: you can make it in your Vitamix blender if you are lucky enough to have one, or you can make ... Read More »

Penner report recommendations and provincial responses

Penner Report – Summary of Recommendations and Provincial Responses 1. The B.C. Government should devise and implement a public education strategy to inform the public about the imperative for reconciliation with First Nations, and what this means in practical terms for British Columbians. Response: The Province is committed to reconciliation with First Nations and agrees ... Read More »

The Nutcracker: no easy ‘feet’

Kathleen Holmes, Artistic Director of Coasting Along Theatre, exudes enthusiasm, passion and laughter. If she brings half the energy to her production of The Nutcracker as she did to our interview, prepare to be wowed. Mounting The Nutcracker is no easy feat. There is a cast of 65 in addition to a behind the scenes ... Read More »

Weekly horoscope December 18 – 24

Tip of the Week: Christmas is just 1 week away. This time of celebration is linked to Winter Solstice which marks the beginning of the ‘natural New Year’ which can also be described as the mark of a new round of seasons. As well, this turning point can be described as a new cycle of ... Read More »

School break gets a little bit longer

The Board of Education (SD 46) has approved Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 (the day after winter break) and Tuesday, March 29, 2016 (the day after the two-week Spring Break and Easter Monday) as non-instructional days. Students will not attend school on those days. These two non-instructional days will support our district’s teachers as they learn ... Read More »

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Timbres’s letter and Rowe’s response

Letter from Marcia Timbres to Gibsons Mayor Wayne Rowe, and Rowe’s response Note: Information in the letter from lawyer Jonathan Baker to which Timbres refers is under a publication ban by the B.C. Ombudsperson’s Office at this time. To read Rowe’s letter, please click on the images and make them larger in your browser if ... Read More »

Letter: Seek federal infrastructure funding

“Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink” Why? One of the driest winters on record, little snow, drought, climate change, growing population, greater demand. What to do? There is a need for a new source of quality drinking water; consequently healthy potable  water can be piped from the mountains into Chapman Lake. The ... Read More »

Old-time concert

Traditional musicians Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones are coming back to the Sunshine Coast to perform an intimate concert of acoustic, folk music in the sanctuary of St. Bartholomew’s Church in Gibsons.  Marshall and Jones are old-time musicians and inspired tunesmiths who live in Virginia. They are married – in life and music. Erynn Marshall ... Read More »

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