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From devastation to salvation

Coast residents will get a rare chance to go behind the scenes of the massive earthquake in Haiti last January through the eyes of someone who witnessed the event and the devastating aftermath. Dr.

Pet Lady's pets spared

On Tuesday evening, Oct. 18, long-time Coast resident Carolyn Ireland (aka "The Pet Lady") opened the door to her Tillicum Bay cabin, to a blast of intense heat. Smoke and soot had permeated her home and all her belongings.

Pickleball tournament was a great success

First Invitational

Young family led to serve in Indonesia

The desire to obey God has led a family of six to serve in Papua Indonesia for the next three and a half years. Ben and Amy Eadie will leave for Papua, which is Indonesia's poorest province, on Nov.

Thousands practise for an earthquake

Thousands of Coasters dropped, covered and held on at 10:20 a.m. on Oct. 20 as part of the largest earthquake drill in B.C. A total of 3,684 people from the Sunshine Coast signed up for this year's Great B.C.

Halloween can be frightening on everyone's teeth

This Halloween many children will be exposed to a bounty of toffee, suckers, gum, liquorice, chocolate and more.

Women urged to get Pap tests to help save lives

The BC Cancer Agency is urging women to get screened for cervical cancer by getting a Pap test during Pap Awareness Week, Oct. 23 to 29. There will be three clinics offered on the Sunshine Coast, in Gibsons, Sechelt and Pender Harbour.

What to do about climate change

Richard Hebda of the Royal British Columbia Museum will speak in the Sparling Pavilion at the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden this Saturday morning (Oct. 22) at 11 a.m.

Building leaders through volunteerism

For 40 years Canada World Youth (CWY) has enabled 34,000 youth aged 15 to 29 to participate in international co-operation programs hosted by 11,000 families in more than 67 countries. This week (Oct.

Job training makes a difference

Jordan McCourt has received his first pay cheque from the Sunshine Shack. He worked four hours every week for a month practising his new skills at the now familiar kiosk at the Gibsons and Area Community Centre.
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