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A Rotary youth exchange - what an experience I have already had.

Fund-raiser set for SPCA

Grab a leash, your canine pal, family and friends and get ready for the seventh annual Sunshine Coast SPCA Walkathon. The walk is being held on Sunday, Oct. 3 with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. and the 3.5 km walk at 11.

Dog lost at sea finds his way home

A dog lost at sea found his way back to his owner this week after two weeks touring Keats Island and making some good friends. Oscar, a young blue heeler, was on his owner Morris Plows' fishing boat Sept.

Tour for a Friend rolls through Monday

This year's Cops for Cancer Tour for a Friend will hit the Sunshine Coast on Monday morning. The riders plan a stop at the Blackfish Pub for a quick photo shoot and presentation before making their way to Powell River.

Surgery chaotic for Sechelt family

An 85-year-old grandmother from the Coast was airlifted to the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria last Sunday for emergency surgery, but she waited four days for a pacemaker and was told she'd have to take the bus home to Sechelt after her operation.

Wilson Creek woman acquitted

A 53-year-old Wilson Creek woman who fired two pistol shots in her residential neighbourhood has been acquitted of three criminal charges. Fay Cornish pleaded guilty to a fourth charge of possessing a loaded, restricted firearm.

Planning underway for fall fair

Space for the fourth annual Fall Fair is filling up fast. More than half the tables are spoken for, so if you were thinking of participating, act quickly.

Learn the Mama Nene African dance

Jean-Pierre Makosso, from Pointe Noire in the West Congo, comes from a culture rich in music, dance and storytelling.

Sechelt actor hits prime time in LAX

Sechelt-raised actor David Paetkau began a new prime time TV gig last week, playing a naïve young immigration officer in the new NBC series LAX. In the pilot episode, aired Sept.

Students dive into new scuba program

Students are diving, faculty are cheering and the first week of the Professional Scuba Dive Instructor program is officially underway at Capilano College.