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B.C. Ferry Services marks first anniversary

The vice-president of mainland services with B.C. Ferry Services delivered a presentation highlighting the company's first year of operations to members of the business community who gathered at The Club in Gibsons on Thursday.

Enjoy yourself and do some good

How would you like to do something good for youth on the Sunshine Coast while having a thoroughly enjoyable evening? On Sunday, April 4, the Live Music Society presents Pavlo in concert at the Roberts Creek Hall.

Something old, something new at Chat fashion show

Hemlines go up and down. So do waistbands, necklines and sleeve lengths. Colours go in and out of style along with fabrics, hats and hairdos.

Conditional sentences for pot growers

In two unrelated cases, young men who were running what police called "sophisticated" marijuana grow operations received conditional sentences in Sechelt provincial court last week.

Debate widens over pot busts

Is the best solution to illegal pot grow-ops tougher law enforcement or legalization? As Parliament considers the merits of decriminalizing marijuana and the Sunshine Coast RCMP busts a series of big grow shows, the debate over marijuana policies is

Sechelt Chamber nominates new board

The Sechelt and District Chamber of Commerce elected a new board of directors at its AGM last Friday and are looking for six more directors to fill out the remaining positions. Dave Allen returns as a director acting as past president.

Street Crew takes down grow op

For the fourth time in two weeks, the Sunshine Coast RCMP has busted a major marijuana grow operation. After a four-month investigation, the RCMP Street Crew executed a search warrant at a home on Coracle Drive in Sechelt on Sunday. Const.

SCRD baffled and battling over recycling contract

Five months after the Sunshine Coast Recycling and Processing Society went bankrupt, the Sunshine Coast Regional District can't decide how to replace the recycling service SCRAPS used to provide.

All wigged out for cancer support

Three generations of men from the same family, who grew their hair out for over a year, donated their locks last week to a Vancouver business that provides wigs for cancer patients.

Run registration now close to 400

April Fool's Run registrations have nearly reached the 400 mark, with 343 individual entrants and 50 relay participants signed up as of March 15. Demographics now include one entrant from Quebec, a dozen from Alberta and a handful from California.