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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.

Community Services launches new campaign

There is a movement happening in Canada. It's the longing for community.

Gambier grow-op bunker busted

After a year-long investigation, the Sunshine Coast RCMP seized 400 plants from a marijuana grow operation located in an underground bunker on Gambier Island Wednesday morning.

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.