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Fundraiser planned for SPCA

On Saturday, Feb. 4, the Sunshine Coast welcomes Juno Award nominated hip-hop group Sweatshop Union as part of a fundraiser for the Sunshine Coast SPCA.

Bridge contest starting again

Organizers of the inaugural Popsicle stick bridge-building contest, held on the Coast last March, are gearing up for a bigger and better event this year.

SDBA sponsors photo contest

The Sunshine Coast is a romantic destination by nature and is the scene of countless carefully planned date nights, marriage proposals and amorous memories for many couples, particularly at Valentine's Day.

Shane Robinson - a stupendous solar success

Editor's note: This is the ninth in a series of stories about people who were raised on the Sunshine Coast who are making a successful mark in the world of their chosen vocations.

Bottles with a heart

Do you enjoy making wine? If so, you will require bottles.

More than $57,000 raised for Salvation Army

From Nov. 17 to Dec. 24, Coasters came through with enough coins and bills to fill dozens of Salvation Army Christmas kettles, bringing in more than $57,000 for the non-profit organization.

Gift boxes sent to those in need

Shoeboxes, more than 900 of them, packed with school supplies, gifts and goodies, left the Coast in November, on their way to bring some Christmas cheer to children in South and Central America.

Sailing the South Seas part two

With memories of the Australian ballet at the Sydney opera house still vivid in our memories, we sailed away and headed for the Southern tip of New Zealand.

D-Day veteran turns 90-years-old

A former army officer who led a team onto the shores of Juno Beach during the D-Day attacks celebrated his 90th birthday on the Coast this month. Alan Dean was born on Jan.

Egmont remembers a pioneer

Some men build a good life for themselves. Some men build a solid reputation. Some men build a family and a circle of friends. John West built all of the above, and in the process, he helped to build a community.
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