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Urgent need for host families

Twenty high-school girls from Kyoritsu, Japan are coming to the Coast next month for a study tour, and they need your help. Two male teachers are accompanying the group, who will be in Gibsons from July 23 to Aug. 10.

Local man's determination delivers a well

Many of us would call the water that came gushing out of a well in Ndandini village in Kenya on June 1 a modern miracle, appropriate after some of the hellish details come to light that made that red-letter day happen.

Dragons Abreast show their spirit

They laughed, cried, danced, hugged and paddled like winners.

Elders gift school with shíshálh name

Children, parents and staff of École du Pacifique and École Secondaire Chatelech (francophone) were welcomed by elders, artists and other representatives of the shíshálh First Nation (Sechelt First Nation) in the longhouse Monday, June 14, as part of

Tour six gorgeous gardens

June is high season for beautiful gardens, and this Saturday (June 26) will be an excellent day to visit six of the Coast's most exquisite ones. A self-guided tour of private gardens organized by the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden from 11 a.m.

New seniors garden takes shape

Seniors and their families will be pleased to have a new facility for gardening on the Coast. The opening ceremony for the Seniors Community Garden in Sechelt, at the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden site at 5941 Mason Rd.

BioBlitz offers day of family fun

It was a day of sunshine, fun and games and celebrating the amazing biodiversity of our beautiful Coast as more than 200 people gathered at the Iris Griffith Centre in the Ruby Lake Lagoon Nature Reserve on Saturday, June 12, to enjoy a Family Fun Bi

Reaching her fundraising goals

A successful fundraiser at the Roberts Creek Hall has brought 16-year-old Myah Wallace that much closer to her dream of trekking up Machu Picchu this fall.

Get connected with fish

Forage fish are super-abundant schooling fishes such as herring, anchovy, sand lance, surf smelt, sardine, capelin and eulachon. These small fish are "forage" or "prey" for hundreds of species from birds, marine mammals and fish.

Sunshine Coast wins major award

The BC SPCA's 2010 Branch of the Year Award was presented to the Sunshine Coast Branch at a special ceremony in Vancouver Saturday, May 29.
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