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Grads go out with a blast

Graduating students from Chatelech Secondary School embarked on a new adventure for their dry grad festivities this year.

Pender waterfront owners debate foreshore rights with Sechelt band

About 150 people from Pender Harbour and Egmont packed into the Sechelt Indian Band's longhouse July 12 for an emotional debate over a moratorium on new foreshore leases in their area. The B.C.

Canada World Youth returns

If you've ever wanted to explore the cultures of China and Mongolia, now's your chance. Canada World Youth is coming to the Coast, and host families are needed for students from China, Mongolia and across Canada.

Community Club to produce heritage cookbook

The Egmont Community Club is raising funds to repair the 75-year-old community hall. The club has established a foundation fund and plans to raise $25,000 to install a proper cement foundation for the hall.

Hundreds join lineup for casting call

About 500 people from the Coast came to the New Beachcombers Christmas casting call in Gibsons Wednesday night. At 6 p.m. the line of would-be stars stretched from the doors of the curling rink to the far edge of the pool building.

Cocaine, stolen rifle seized in bust

Sunshine Coast RCMP arrested three women and two men in a cocaine bust at a Wilson Creek residence July 3.

Local quilters' work accepted in prestigious competition

On July 1, Val Haines received the phone call of which dreams are made. Her quilt Consider the Lilies has been accepted for the worldwide competition, MasterPieces: Color, Couleur, Colore, Kolör, sponsored by Husqvarna Viking.

Student strikes gold with math skills

Eleven-year-old Oliver Telfer is sporting a new gold medal after earning the highest score in British Columbia on a challenging Pythagoras Math contest for elementary school students nation-wide. "I got 46 out of 50, which is the highest score in B.

Break-away congregation to fight church 'eviction'

A Pender Harbour congregation that left the Anglican Church of Canada over the issue of same-sex blessings is now fighting to retain possession of its church building. The Madeira Park church, formerly known as St. Andrew's, was built in 1979.

Four and a half years for crack-house killers

Two crack-house operators who killed Mark "Chico" Baptiste in 2002 have been sentenced to four years and six months in jail for manslaughter, in addition to the 21 months they had already spent in jail awaiting trial.