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A fresh start in the new year

With the New Year here, many people are looking to turn over a new leaf, start a new chapter or make a fresh start.

Campaign tackles stigma of dementia

If a close friend told you she has dementia, would you avoid her for fear of being embarrassed by what she might say or do? If you answered "yes," you're not alone.

Get inspired on Saturday

The team at Coastal Weddings and Events together with a team of businesses will host a bridal fair and fashion show this Saturday, Jan. 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sechelt Seniors Centre.

A season of giving

"So this [was] Christmas. And what have you done?" John Lennon posited in one of his songs. Well, Sunshine Coasters did a lot of good at the Feliz Navidad Garage Sale in December at the Gibsons United Church.

Wildlife Rehab Centre in need of help

Clint and Irene Davy of Gibsons Wildlife Rehab Centre have been rescuing and rehabilitating sick and injured animals on the Coast for 25 years, but now they find themselves in need.

Coast couple in annual calendar

For the second time, Coast car enthusiasts Brent and Kareen Stewart have been selected to have one of their vintage muscle cars in the prestigious Snap-On Tools snapshots calendar.

Winter sports all about planning and protection

Each year BC Children's Hospital emergency department sees hundreds of children and youth for injuries resulting from winter sports.

Hospice marks the new year with remembrance

For the 17th consecutive year, Sunshine Coast Hospice Society held its annual Lighting the Memories event on New Year's Day, Jan. 1 at Snickett Park in Sechelt.

Recreating nature's beauty

Everyone who dreams of a naturally handsome garden is invited to hear Bill Terry's talk, Letting Nature Take Her Course, on Friday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Sparling Pavilion of the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden, 5941 Mason Rd. in West Sechelt.

A meeting with a mermaid

Editor's note: Jessica Monk is a student in the professional scuba dive instructor program at Capilano University on the Sunshine Coast. Below is her account of the program and why she loves diving so much.