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Wildfire smoke advisory issued

The Ministry of Environment has issued a wildfire smoke advisory for the Sunshine Coast from Langdale to Powell River. The advisory was issued because of forest fire smoke that is affecting some areas.

Collective agreement finalized for Sechelt library

Sechelt Public Library workers, who unionized six months ago, have signed their first collective agreement with the library board. The four-year agreement maintains all benefits and institutes a 2.

Nurses rally in Sea Cav parade

A delegation of nurses from the Sunshine Coast and Lower Mainland rallied in last Saturday's Sea Cavalcade parade to bring public attention to the role they play in the delivery of health care.

SIGD model could help other bands: former chief

Recent calls by Shawn Atleo, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, to scrap the Indian Act within five years and create a new model for Aboriginal governance in Canada have struck a chord with former Sechelt Indian Band (SIB) Chief Stan Di

Sexual assault charges dropped

A Sunshine Coast man has had two charges of sexual assault against him dropped in Vancouver Supreme Court.

Gibsons arson arraignment delayed

The 13-year-old youth charged with arson in connection with the June 4 fire in Lower Gibsons will have his arraignment in Sechelt provincial court on Tuesday, Aug. 24.

Competitor injured during loggers sports

A man in his early 20's is recovering at home this week from a self-inflicted axe wound at last Sunday's logger sports competition in Gibsons.

Queen of Surrey, commuter sailings return

After nearly three months in dry-dock and $3 million in repairs, the Queen of Surrey returned to service between Horseshoe Bay and Langdale on Thursday. "She had her last session of sea trials [Monday].

Gibsons to get new RCMP station

Sunshine Coast RCMP members who patrol Gibsons and the surrounding rural areas will soon have a new station to call home following a joint announcement between the Town of Gibsons and RCMP Wednesday.

Council votes to lose parking, not expropriate

Sechelt council has endorsed a Ministry of Transportation and Infra-structure (MOTI) plan to widen Highway 101 on the oceanside of the southeast end of Davis Bay, eliminating 15 to 20 parking stalls and some landscape and seating.