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Halfmoon Happenings: Healthcare Auxiliary fundraiser launches Sunday

Also, watch out for baby animals on the roads

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful week as we enjoyed some sunshine and warmer temperatures. Environment Canada historical weather site posted that this area received 24.6 mm of precipitation in May of 2021, while this year, a whopping 98.4 mm was recorded for the month of May! Along with cooler temperatures this spring, everything seems to be brighter and growing better than years past when we switched from winter to hot summer in an instant. Here’s hoping our water shortages and restrictions are less severe over the next few months. 

The Halfmoon Bay Branch of the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary is hosting a fundraiser at the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Thrift Store in Sechelt, with a special opening on Sunday, June 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a variety of quality items to choose from at this sale. Their next meeting is on Monday, June 6, at the Blue Ocean Golf Club with luncheon tickets being purchased in advance. This is the last meeting until the fall as there are no meetings held during the summer. For more information about this amazing group, please visit their website at  

It’s the perfect time to add to your garden so visit Kym’s Plants at 7910 Fawn Road. The nursery is stuffed full of an amazing variety of plants from veggies to shrubs and trees. There are annuals, grasses, herbs and sun-loving coleus along with plants for your rock garden, blooming lilacs and a selection of hydrangeas and peonies. There is also a wide variety of tomato plants, so be sure to take your time and browse the greenhouse and outdoor areas. Kym’s Plants is open Wednesday to Sunday from v10 a.m. to 5 p.m. One happy customer shared, “Was there yesterday and bought up a bunch of Kym’s beautiful plants! Highly recommend ‘Midnight Snack’ cherry tomatoes, they turn purple to dark reddish black and are sooooo good! This variety is hard to find but Kym’s Plants had them!” Thanks for the tip, Kristy! 

The babies are out! From tiny fledgling birds to fawns and bear cubs, this year’s spring little ones are out and about exploring their new world. Let’s be extra careful while driving, especially along Redrooffs Road. The posted speed limit is 50 km/h and even that may be too much if faced with an animal or person on the road. Please pay attention while driving and be courteous to those in front of you should they slow down or stop for wildlife on the road.  

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