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Christmas bird count records rare find

The 32nd Sunshine Coast Christmas Bird Count for Gibsons/Sechelt was conducted on Dec. 18 while the 20th Pender Harbour/Egmont count was held on Dec. 22.

Voices of Egmont

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a healthy and happy celebration. Now that the holidays are behind us, many community activities resume their regular schedule. Friday Movie Night returns tonight (Jan.

Harbour Highlights

Herb gardens is the theme of the first garden club meeting of 2011 at the Music School this Monday, Jan. 10 at 10 a.m. There will be discussions of herb gardening, designing with and use of herbs.

Nutrition and advertising to children

Advertising works. This comes as no surprise to many, but there is more to it. When ads are directed at children, they influence what kids eat and what they ask their parents to buy. More on that later.

Gumboot Connection

Welcome to 2011 and I hope that everyone enjoys a safe happy new year. Thanks to all who organized the annual Christmas potluck dinner. Reports have it that the event had lots of food, fellowship and everyone had a great time.

Youth Centre has a new logo

The Gibsons Youth Centre has a new logo after a successful contest wrapped up recently. Karyn Frewin submitted the winning logo and she was rewarded with a new mountain bike for her efforts.

Bring your dogs inside, SPCA urges

Bring your dog inside. That's the plea from BC SPCA cruelty investigators after responding to dozens of calls across the province recently about dogs left outside in record-breaking frigid temperatures.

Gumboot Connection

The official community plan committee held elections early last week and congratulations are in order for the new board members: Mike Allegretti, Scott Avery, Norma Brow, John Ennis, Elaine Futterman, Linda Hoechstetter, Mark Lebbell, Roger Richmond,

Halfmoon Happenings

I have an apology to make first off this week. After advertising that people could get their tickets for the Welcome Beach Christmas dinner or New Year's event, I neglected to say school was closed Monday, and I would be away Tuesday.

Walk a Victorian Christmas

Celebrate the holiday season this Saturday with the third annual Walk to a Victorian Christmas presented by Linwood House Ministries from 1 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 4.