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Local connection to A Christmas Story sequel

You'll see a little local nostalgia in the movie A Christmas Story 2, now available on DVD. The sequel, based on the Christmas classic, is set in the late 1930s and was filmed earlier this year in Vancouver.

Kettle drive goes text-messaging

The Salvation Army will add text-messaging and on-line donations to its traditional Christmas Kettle drive this year, campaign coordinator Sarah Ward told Gibsons council's committee-of-the-whole Tuesday.

Pollution decreasing, wildlife increasing

When North Vancouver resident Shan Bodie saw her fearless mutt Fiddich barking and swimming headlong into a pod of killer whales in Howe Sound recently, she feared he would surely be killed.

Legion will explore housing option

The Sechelt Legion will explore creating senior and veterans housing in order to keep its doors open, said Paul Lith, chair of the finance committee for Sechelt Legion Branch No. 140.

Pender church to hold fundraiser

Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church in Pender Harbour will be kicking it up a notch on Nov. 16 in a fundraising event for a small village in Africa. Kick Start for Kigeme will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the church (13625 Sunshine Coast Highway).

Fall Fun Fest gives back

KidSport Sunshine Coast is able to increase the number of kids who will be taking to the fields and rinks this year as a result of the recent Elphi Fall Fun Fest held at Elphinstone Secondary School.

Long time doctor leaves for England

"Drop in and say goodbye to our dear Doctor John" the poster says - and drop in they did, with cheers, tears and many good wishes for Dr. John Farrer, who ministered to the Sunshine Coast for the past 37 years. On Nov.

Kay Chapman leaves lasting legacy

Long-time Gibsons' supporter and philanthropist, Katherine (Kay) Chapman has died in her 96th year. Chapman had ties to the Sunshine Coast that stretched back to the Great Depression.

A disease of many faces

Editor's note: Jolynne Benson has been living with systemic lupus erythematous since 1981. She is telling her story in the hopes of shedding light on a disease that many know little about. I have a life threatening chronic condition.

Students learn about the port

How do you get students excited to be back in the classroom at the start of a new school year? Barry Krangle, Madeira Park Elementary School's new principal, along with his staff, wanted to kick off the first term with an ambitious field trip that al