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Designing Your Life set for launch

Check out the cover art of a new book by Gibsons educator Michael Maser. It is based on street art found under Vancouver's Granville Bridge and features a normal looking dude in T-shirt and jeans - at least he's normal from the neck down.

September is FASD prevention and support month

Sept. 9 was national Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day and the month of September was B.C.'s FASD Prevention and Support Month. Each year, on the ninth day of the ninth month, people in B.C.

Keep our mental health sunny side up

One in five Canadians will experience some type of mood or anxiety disorder in their lifetime, and here on the Coast the high-risk season of short rainy days has officially arrived. In response this reality, the B.C.

Society hosts astronomy day this Saturday

On Saturday, Oct. 1, the Royal Astronomical Society - Sunshine Coast Centre will celebrate Fall Astronomy Day with a visitors table at Sunnycrest Mall in Gibsons.

Hatchery seeks volunteers

The Sunshine Coast Salmonid Enhancement Society Chapman Creek Hatchery is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to sustaining and building trout stocks in local waterways and facilitating public education regarding salmonid habitat and their li

Former Gibsons teacher gives back

Friends and family of Pearl MacKenzie and YMCA Camp Elphinstone gathered on Sept. 17 to celebrate the camp's newly named recreation centre, MacKenzie Hall.

Praise for the trail builders

It is a crisp, clear Sep-tember morning and I am riding my bike on one of my favourite trails in West Sechelt: Parbac. The freshly fallen leaves crackle under my tires as I twist and turn through beautiful single-track.

Conference brings together affected, academics and advocates

Community members affected by mental illness, their families, advocates and academics came together at a conference in Sechelt last Saturday to share experiences and learn from each other.

In-school mentors wanted

Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver is looking for 25 people in the Sunshine Coast area to volunteer one hour each week on school grounds with a boy or girl.

DOXA heads for the Coast

DOXA, a documentary film society that presents independent and innovative documentaries, is heading out of its usual Vancouver base for the first everDOXA Festival on the Sunshine Coast, Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, at the Raven's Cry Theatre in Sechelt.