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Tennis is forever

A healthy lifestyle is the surest way to longevity. We have all heard the fitness gurus who tell us exercise and diet are the most important ingredients to good health and a long life. I would like to add a third condition - enjoyment.

Boat explodes near Pender Harbour

A man and woman survived unscathed in a dinghy after the boat they were on caught fire and later exploded in the Pender Harbour area last Friday.

Lights of Life begins a new year

As harsh winds blew and waves crashed on the shore in Sechelt Jan. 1, a crowd of more than 70 people gathered as the New Year began to remember and honour loved ones lost.

Second fuel surcharge expected

Even though gas prices have been falling at the pump, B.C. Ferries plans to implement another fuel surcharge to cover rising gas costs on Feb. 1. The corporation asked the B.C. Ferry Commissioner for permission to raise fares by 2.

RCMP investigate new year's arsons

Sunshine Coast RCMP are investigating three fires on Marine Way in Sechelt and a separate fire in Davis Bay for arson on New Year's Day. Three vehicles were lit on fire near the 5800 block of Marine Way sometime between 11:30 p.m Dec. 31 and 11:30 a.

Windstorm cuts power along Coast

A windstorm along the Coast left some residents starting off the new year lighting fires and candles, while BC Hydro crews and volunteer firefighters worked to restore power and safety to communities.

Resource management on the Mekong River

The Sunshine Coast Natural History Society (SCNHS) presents an evening with Brian Carson tonight (Jan. 6) at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre. Carson will be on hand to present a talk on natural resource management on the Mekong River in Laos.

Upper Gibsons plan over budget

Gibsons council authorized $25,000 for its staff to negotiate the completion of the Upper Gibsons neighbourhood plan with engineering consultants, to cover current and future cost overruns.

New year's baby born Jan. 1

The first baby to be born this year on the Coast arrived at 8 p.m. Jan. 1 at St. Mary's Hospital in Sechelt. Mikayla Sydney Totten is the daughter of first-time parents Christie and Dean Totten, weighing nine pounds, 11 ounces at birth.

Janyk excited to be back

Incumbent mayor Barry Janyk is thrilled by the prospect of three more years leading Gibsons council. Janyk was returned to office in Saturday's civic election, besting current Coun. Angela Letman 642 to 521 in the race for the mayor's chair.
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