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Finding out fraudsters

A little more than three years ago, 87 investors learned that they had been scammed and that $8 million had disappeared in a Ponzi scheme based in West Vancouver. Coast educator and musician Michael Maser was among the 87.

Combating the pine beetle epidemic

The next meeting of the Sunshine Coast Natural History Society will be all about the pine beetle.

Farm Gate Market returns

Spring has sprung and that means the return of the Farm Gate Market outside Roberts Creek Hall. Now in its fifth year, the market convenes every Wednesday afternoon from 3 to 6 p.m., rain or shine.

Lots of innovation at contest

Innovation and diversity were on display Sunday, March 17 at the third annual Sunshine Coast Popsicle stick bridge building contest. A total of 48 wonderfully diverse bridges were tested to destruction in a two-hour crushing spree.

MBO helps open new trail

Last Saturday, March 16, saw almost 50 people show up to the St. Patty's Trail Day event at Connor Park in Halfmoon Bay to open up and maintain a new beginner-friendly trail near the dirt jumps.

A free film workshop

Have you ever wanted to host a film screening in your community to showcase movies that you are passionate about? Are you looking for a new way to engage the community with an event that is both entertaining and thought-provoking? If so, then the Sun

Fundraising campaign for new equipment

In our community there are many people with muscle weakness, mobility, balance issues and also upper body weaknesses that affect their quality of life.

Mental health presents art show

A collective art show of Mental Health and Addictions' clients and staff, entitled Looking Inward and Looking Outward, will be presented at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre from April 3 to 28.

Sechelt Nation returns to its roots

The Sechelt Indian Band (SIB) has returned to its roots to teach preschoolers at mom-ay-mon Childcare Centre, and their success is gaining the attention of educators and the government.

Awards celebration kicks-off April 2

The organizers of the fourth annual Inter-national Naturally Autis-tic People Awards, Con-vention and Festival will have their official kick-off on April 2, World Autism Awareness Day. The kick-off luncheon will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m.