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Halfmoon Bay Happenings

The regular meeting of the Halfmoon Bay Branch of the St. Mary's Hospital/Health Care Auxiliary is Monday, Jan. 10 at 9:45 a.m. at Cooper's Green. This warm and friendly group always makes visitors and new members welcome, so feel free to join them.

What is osteopathy?

Walking along Trail Bay, the biggest concern I have on my way to Sechelt's Gibvey Clinic ( for my first osteopathy appointment is my lack of a serious ailment.

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,
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