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Fall fair full of history

The 43rd annual Halfmoon Bay Country Fair at Coopers Green July 25 to 26 has a special significance for many reasons.

Gibsons student local essay winner

Editor's note: Every year the British Columbia Yukon and Community Newspaper Association in conjunction with the B.C. Press Council has a high school scholarship essay writing contest for graduating Grade 12 students.

Linwood art show this weekend

Linwood House is a Victorian home in Roberts Creek: a place of refuge, renewal and reconnection with the self, community and Spirit, where everyone experiences "radical hospitality" according to the executive director.

Play Park a vibrant and inclusive place

There's a new gathering place in Gibsons. Drive down Chaster Road and chances are you'll see children sliding, spinning and climbing on the newly installed equipment at the Cedar Grove accessible play park.

Coast Car Challenge deemed a success

The Sunshine Coast joined a growing number of communities in promoting car-free transportation by participating in the inaugural Coast Car Diet challenge.

Church to sponsor gay spirituality events

St. Hilda's Anglican Church in Sechelt is sponsoring a weekend of activities focusing on spirituality and homosexuality, which will coincide with the start of Gay Pride Week in Vancouver. On Saturday, July 25 at 7 p.m., St.

Voices from Israel and Palestine

On Friday, June 26, the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre was packed with a standing-room-only crowd to hear Voices from Israel and Palestine: Compassionate Listening to Conflicting Realities.

Exchange looking for host families

Canada World Youth (CWY) is back on the Sunshine Coast looking for host families and volunteer work placements for 18 South African and Canadian participants. Project supervisor and Albertan Kelly Hazlett has been on the Coast the past two weeks.

Writer/musician to jam in Gibsons

A multi-platinum producer/writer and musician who has written for MC Hammer and other entertainers will be on the Coast to jam at the Wild Bistro in Gibsons July 16 and promote autism awareness.

A century on the Coast: Part six

In the hundred years of Howe Sound Pulp and Paper (HSPP) perhaps nothing has been as contentious as its environmental history. Almost from day one there were issues with what the business would do to the land, sea and air surrounding the mill.