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April Tools now in its 11th year

Pender Harbour will once again celebrate the coming of spring with the April Tools Wooden Boat Challenge, now in its 11th year. On April 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Volunteers test plot plantings

The Seagrass Conservation Working Group and volunteers from the Sunshine Coast Friends of Forage Fish took on a project recently to do some test plot plantings of eelgrass.

Hearing the herring spawn

Last year I had the privilege of meeting and working with Dr. Jonn Matsen. Matsen is a highly respected naturopathic doctor on the North Shore, whose work inside the office brings forth miracles of all sorts.

Help for recurrent depression

Depression is one of the most common mental health problems, and many people suffer from recurring episodes of this disorder.

Community supports lunch program

For more than 15 years, Gibsons Elementary School has been offering a free sandwich program for children who do not have enough food for lunch. The program has in the past provided sandwiches for children three days a week.

Governor General's award-winner to visit

On Friday, March 23, David Zieroth, winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry will be in Sechelt to read from his work. Zieroth's poems have appeared in magazines and anthologies across Canada and in the U.S.

Weaving together past and present

Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives presents an opportunity to celebrate the traditions of the Coast Salish people with a three-day weaving workshop, facilitated by Jessica Casey.

The current frontier of addiction

In the 1930s, Alcoholics Anonymous developed the 12-step process to bring recovery to alcoholics. Today that process also helps drug addicts, problem gamblers, problem shoppers and individuals with eating disorders.

Bridge building contest a success

It was an auspicious start to an event that kept the committee in suspense until the registrations came in on Friday, what with teachers' action and soccer tournaments potentially affecting participation.

Grow your greens, red and yellows

Plan your organic vegetable garden now so you can reap and eat a rainbow of flavours in the months to come. Join Elke Knechtel this Saturday, March 17, at 11 a.m.
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