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Essential skills for immigrants program

Lighthouse Learning Network (LLN) is a network of interactive learning centres, offering a broad range of learning opportunities for adults young and old.

Plant hunting in Tibet

Ever thought of going on a plant-hunting safari to Tibet? That's just what Sechelt author and gardener extraordinaire Bill Terry and his wife Rosemary Bates did last year when they joined a group of botanists on the journey of a lifetime.

Local grandmothers seek donations

The Sunshine Coast Grandmothers & Grand-Others group is urgently seeking donations of Aeroplan miles by Jan. 17 to send a Canadian delegation of grandmothers to Swaziland for the first-ever African Grandmothers' Gathering.

Hospice Society to light the lights

The 19th annual Sunshine Coast Hospice Society's Lights of Life program is in full swing. Christmas trees are up at Sunnycrest Mall in Gibsons and continue until Saturday, Dec. 5. The Sechelt Lights of Life begins on Monday, Dec.

Loonies for the Library launched

On Wednesday, Nov. 25, the Sechelt Public Library board launched the Loonies for the Library campaign. Its goal is to raise $1,000 by the end of the year for the Iris Loewen Endowment Fund.

Second phase of exchange beings

One month into the second phase of my Canada World Youth (CWY) exchange takes me to Allada, BĂ©nin, located one hour north of Cotonou, the economic capital of the country.

Christmas kettle campaign kicks off

No wonder the Sunshine Coast is one of the best places to live in the world. Who else exhibits the community involvement that we do? To answer that question, one need look no further than Gibsons Mayor Barry Janyk and Sechelt Mayor Darren Inkster.

Talk radio is a Good thing

Bill Good, Jr. has another award to add to his impressive list of recognitions. He is this year's recipient of the Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award.

Pitch in too get the word out

Did you know it is illegal to buy farm-killed meats, at the time mass reared and slaughtered animal meat products are being recalled in huge numbers? Did you know that local farmers must get permission from health departments even to sell food at far

Remembering a Coast newspaper original

When I first met Stuart Burnside, it was in a cramped little room off the front of the Coast News office in Gibsons. There were four of us in that tiny room barely big enough for a coat rack, and we squeezed around a table with overflowing ashtrays.