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Nineteen who make a difference

Nineteen volunteers who have served the Coast for at least five years. Nineteen people who make a difference.

Local campaign continues the fight

During the week of April 18 to 24, communities across B.C. will observe Prevention of Violence Against Women Week, a time to focus on a crime that Statistics Canada reports one out of four women in Canada experience every year.

The turtles are hatching

Tiny and perfect, smaller than a twoonie, the baby turtle emerges from the nest along with his brothers and sisters. He crawls from the earth and takes his first glimpse of the sun and first breath of fresh air.

Disharmony at Harmony Hall

A group of seniors wants to see evening entertainment returned to Harmony Hall, a facility in Gibsons run by the Gibsons Seniors Society. But their efforts to offer music and dancing in the evenings have run afoul of the society's executive.

Bursaries help women achieve goals

Education is invaluable in preparing for success in life, but gaining further education after secondary school is often too costly for many.

Davis Bay log mystery finally solved

From a long ago carver's game to an old gents' treasure, a beach log with a dolphin carving has at last found its resting place by the Davis Bay seawall.

SIB explores marina option at AGM

A full room of members and supporters of the Coast Community Builders Association (CCBA) participated in the non-profit's first annual general meeting on Wednesday, March 24. Discussion was lively.

Annabel Lyon up next for reading series

Annabel Lyon, author of the much-acclaimed The Golden Mean, will read at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre in Sechelt on Saturday, April 10 at 8 p.m. This is the third in the Sunshine Coast Arts Council's spring series of readings.

Cap U students, volunteers give back

An army of volunteers and students from Capilano University's mountain bike operations program have been out in force the past week getting two areas ready for the upcoming cycling season.

Coasters inspired to volunteer

If you managed to catch any of the Paralympics, you could not have missed the hundreds of blue coated volunteer "Smurfs" in the background. The ratio of volunteers to athletes at the cross country venue in Whistler was nearly four to one.