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Shots fired in Wilson Creek

A Wilson Creek woman faces several weapons charges after police responded to reports of gunfire and screaming early Monday morning in a residential neighbourhood. It was around 3 a.m.

A Whale of a record

The stairs in Shaun Stephens-Whale's home have been getting quite a workout lately. The 14-year-old from Roberts Creek has been busy training for the B.C. Lung Association's third annual Climb The Wall: The StairClimb For Clean Air.

Accused murderer tried to get help

Friends and relatives of Ray Irwin, the Langdale man charged with the first-degree murder of his mother, are questioning the care Irwin received from St. Mary's Hospital in Sechelt before he allegedly committed the crime.

Women's Connection celebrates five years

Wasn't that a party? The Pender Harbour Women's Connection celebrated its fifth anniversary last week by transforming the Music School into a living Valentine.

New care home meets with approval

The new Campus of Care project slated for Gibsons is starting to take shape. Representatives from the Good Samaritan Society and Stantec Architecture were on hand at Tuesday's Planning Committee meeting to present proposed designs for the project.

Volunteer efforts appreciated at luncheon

The Town of Gibsons saluted some of its many community volunteers at the Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, held at the Gibsons Yacht Club on Tuesday, Feb. 3.

Laughter rings at women's health night

The women's health evening on Feb. 6 was a laugh - literally.

Water mains planned for Mercer Road

Residents of the Mercer Road neighbourhood in Halfmoon Bay were celebrating after the Sunshine Coast Regional District board decided on Feb. 5 to extend the water main to their homes.

Air pollution workshop

The BC Lung Association invites the public to a free, interactive family workshop on how air pollution affects health. June Yoo Rifkin, air quality health educator at the BC Lung Association, will facilitate the workshop, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Feb.

Son accused of killing mother

A Langdale man accused of murdering his mother is awaiting a court-ordered psychiatric assessment. Mary Richards, a 53-year-old woman from Kelowna, was visiting her 33-year-old son Raymond Irwin in Langdale when she died sometime around Feb. 5.