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Ground breaking ceremony for new Campus of Care facility

One swift push into the dirt by local dignitaries signalled the start of construction for a new seniors' care facility in Gibsons this week.

Elphi teachers go bald for cancer

Elphinstone Secondary School raised more than $6,000 for the Cops for Cancer group Sept. 17 with a fun head-shaving event.

Library celebrates 90 years

The joint was jumping Friday evening, Sept. 24, as the Gibsons and District Public Library marked its 90th anniversary at a gala birthday bash.

Preschool opens new playground

After three years, $21,000 and countless hours of volunteer time, the Serendipity Preschool community playground is finally a reality for Pender Harbour.

Conservation officer moves to the Coast

The Coast has a new conservation officer. Murray Smith has moved from Prince George, where he worked as a conservation officer for 12 years, to take the position locally.

New psychiatric unit for St. Mary's

St. Mary's will get a new, six-bed psychiatric unit in the spring of 2005 as part of a million-dollar upgrade to mental health services on the Sunshine Coast. Mental health advocates have long been demanding better services on the Sunshine Coast.

Get your motor running

All motorcyclists are invited to attend the Michelle Hull Memorial Motorcycle Toy Run on Sunday, Oct. 3. Riders and community members will meet at the Gibsons Park Plaza at 11 a.m. for coffee and snacks before the ride.

A community rich in culture

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.