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Sechelt man to stand trial for alleged sex crimes

A prominent Sechelt businessman will stand trial on charges of sexually assaulting or sexually touching four teenagers. Fred Church, 69, showed no emotion during two days of detailed testimony at his preliminary hearing at Sechelt Provincial Court.

Designs for new skatepark almost complete

Local skateboarding enthusiasts huddled around proposed designs for a new skatepark in Gibsons during an open house at Elphinstone Secondary School on Jan. 29.

Botanical garden project hits a road block

A proposed botanical garden project slated for Gibsons could be in trouble after several area residents have voiced concerns.

Return your books and help the food bank

The Sechelt Public Library is celebrating Valentine's Day by redirecting one week's worth of revenues from overdue fines back to the community.All fines collected between Feb. 14 and 21 will be donated to the Sechelt Food Bank.

Coast women to work in India

Two local Rotarians and a massage therapist will be heading to India on Feb. 17 at their own expense to assist with the vaccination of 250,000 children during a national polio immunization day.

Community Orchestra to play next Saturday

Have you ever seen an orchestra rehearse? There will be a terrific opportunity to do so on Feb. 14 at Roberts Creek Elementary School.Between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. the Sunshine Coast Community Orchestra presents this fund-raising event with a twist.

Seascape condos approved by council

The Seascape Crescent condominium project was given a final stamp of approval during a Sechelt Council meeting on Wednesday night.

Boeing sinking moves to Comox

"If we can't have it, it's unfortunate, but someone in the area should," said Kal Helyar of Porpoise Bay Charters upon hearing the Artificial Reef Society of B.C.

New secretary-treasurer selected

Former School District 46 director of finance John Pritchard has been selected as the district's new secretary-treasurer.

Put on your funny socks

Sunshine Coast resident Graham Walker loves performing for children and it shows. He gets kids singing like a cat or braying like a donkey, and from all we hear, big kids love it, too. On Sunday afternoon, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m.