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Building leaders through volunteerism

For 40 years Canada World Youth (CWY) has enabled 34,000 youth aged 15 to 29 to participate in international co-operation programs hosted by 11,000 families in more than 67 countries. This week (Oct.

Job training makes a difference

Jordan McCourt has received his first pay cheque from the Sunshine Shack. He worked four hours every week for a month practising his new skills at the now familiar kiosk at the Gibsons and Area Community Centre.

Apple Festival a huge success

Apples, already picked from local trees, are washed, snitzed and squished into applesauce. Now it's time to get to work. The first light of dawn illuminates Thormanby Island, and a tug heads to the Fraser with yet another load of timber. By 7 a.m.

Parents explore and discover at conference

Are there any safe and acceptable levels of environmental poisons like lead, pesticides, PCBs and the phthalates found in many plastics? According to Simon Fraser University professor and researcher Bruce Lanphear, in the field of children's environm

Suffering from depression? Help is available

A banana a day - will keep the depression away? Well, maybe it's not quite that simple, but it is true that foods rich in serotonin can help to elevate your mood. But it doesn't stop at your diet, exercise is right up there, too.

From Gibsons to Costa Rica with love

Operation Christmas Child, a national campaign, continues to be supported by the Sunshine Coast community.

Realizing the truth recognizing the legacy

On Friday evening, Sept. 30, and all day Saturday, Oct. 1, 18 people met together to learn about the impact and ongoing legacy of Canada's policies and colonization of the First Nation peoples of Canada.

Gibsons firefighters need your support

Christmas is just around the corner. This year, members of the Gibsons and District volunteer fire department are beginning to celebrate their 75th anniversary by hosting the 16th annual Festival of Lights at Tim Horton's and Wendy's.

Celebrate mushrooms this weekend

On Saturday Larry Evans, dubbed the Indiana Jones of mushrooms, will share tales of his adventures in South America, as part of the third annual Sunshine Coast Mushroom Festival.

Toastmasters leads the way

Many people know of Toastmasters as an international organization in 113 countries worldwide, dedicated to 'better listening, better thinking, better speaking,' and that describes Toastmasters well.