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Wartime thriller is retired teacher’s writing debut

Wartime thriller is retired teacher’s writing debut

Gibsons writer Ron Hemmings has taken on a lot in his first novel, The Crooked Timbers, about a young Canadian journalist working in London in 1940 who delves into a sinister plot.
Theatre society to lose longest-serving member

Theatre society to lose longest-serving member

A long chapter in the Sunshine Coast arts community has come to a close with the resignation of Karen Careless from the board of directors of the Gibsons Landing Heritage Society (GLHS), the organization responsible for the original fundraising and o
Art Beat: Coast artist Dean Hunt honoured by B.C. Achievement Foundation

Art Beat: Coast artist Dean Hunt honoured by B.C. Achievement Foundation

The B.C. Achievement Foundation has named Sechelt-based carver and visual artist Dean Hunt as a recipient of the 2021 Fulmer Award in First Nations Art. The annual award goes to as many as five B.C.
ART CRAWL 2021

ART CRAWL 2021

Rainy and gusty weather did not appear to dampen patrons’ enthusiasm for the Sunshine Coast Art Crawl, Oct. 22-24.
Writers’ submissions sought by new local group

Writers’ submissions sought by new local group

A new writers’ organization has been created on the Sunshine Coast with plans to publish online anthologies, put on writing workshops and events, and mount a writing contest to commemorate the upcoming 50th anniversary of The Beachcombers telev
New art in the streets of Sechelt

New art in the streets of Sechelt

Three new artworks have arrived on the streets of Sechelt in the form of colourful vinyl wraps.
Red-carpet gala planned for Coast film screening

Red-carpet gala planned for Coast film screening

The Sunshine Coast’s Driftwood Players and the cast and crew of their film, A Visit to Spoon River, are so immensely proud of the production that they have decided to put on their own “red-carpet” evening as a chance to see the film
Art Beat: It’s Art Crawl weekend

Art Beat: It’s Art Crawl weekend

The 2021 Sunshine Coast Art Crawl kicks off Friday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m., with 164 venues open to visitors until 5 p.m. all three days, through Sunday. And at 10 of those venues (as of press time), Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m.
A stitch in time for Stormy the teddy bear

A stitch in time for Stormy the teddy bear

The doctor is in. Teddy bear repair specialist Doctor Cavalcade, that is.
An elegant collection of travel stories

An elegant collection of travel stories

If, as we await the pandemic’s end, you are making plans for a trip to the exotic lands of Asia, you will welcome the timely arrival in bookstores of Under the Bright Sky (Caitlin Press) by award-winning Sunshine Coast author, journalist and ed