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$7 million water treatment plant open

After a decade of planning, the Sunshine Coast's new, $7 million water treatment plant on Chapman Creek officially opened June 4.

Smash and grab in Sechelt

Owners Chuck and Liz Ashton of Photo Works in Trail Bay Mall are dealing with a $12,000 loss after thieves smashed their front window and took off with film and digital cameras this week.

Sechelt man dies in 4x4 accident

A day of four-by-four adventure turned tragic June 5 when a 23-year-old Sechelt man died in an accident on the Gray Creek logging road near Tuwanek.

Adoptive Families comes to the Coast

Michelle McBratney hopes people on the Coast will think about adoption and rethink the old stereotypes that go along with the word. "A lot has changed over the years with adoption.

Squamish man runs for Canadian Action Party again

A Squamish man has joined the four people vying to represent West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast. Marc Bombois has filed his nomination papers under the Canadian Action Party (CAP) banner.

Boat torched on Franklin Beach

A 24-foot pleasure craft was found in flames just off Franklin Beach in Gibsons on Tuesday morning. Police say the boat belongs to Gambier resident John Fraser and was reported stolen the night before.

Coast student receives doctorate from Cambridge

When many people think of a brilliant scientist they picture an individual toiling in an underground lab cooking up weird experiments on a Bunsen burner. They imagine someone with an anemic complexion who has never seen the light of day.

Alternative students speak out

On May 19 at the Seaside Centre in Sechelt, Sunshine Coast Alternative School students "spoke out" at the school's third annual Alternative Voices arts celebration.

NDP candidate boycotts Christian all-candidates' meeting

Nicholas Simons, NDP candidate in the federal election, has refused to attend an all-candidates' meeting in Sechelt organized by a group called Sunshine Coast Christians in Public Affairs.

Support overwhelming for fund-raiser

Campfire songs, costumes and a moving luminary ceremony kept participants walking for 12 hours in support of cancer research at Roberts Creek Elementary School last weekend.