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Facelift for seniors garden

Community members, led by local realtor Ali Khan, have come together to spruce up the garden area at the Sechelt extended care facility Totem Lodge.

Highway upgrades planned for September

$2.5 million in Highway 101 upgrades in the Davis Bay area are slated to start mid-September and end by early spring of 2011.

Sechelt artist revamps Stanley Park for First Nations' future

When visitors from around the world trek through Stanley Park in Vancouver this summer, chances are they will find themselves in the Klahowya Village, a brand new cultural exhibit featuring First Nations art, carving, stories, cuisine, performances a

Weekly police report

Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following for June 15 to 22: Between June 14 and 15, a vandal smashed out a window of a vehicle parked in the 4500 block of Highway 101. Nothing was stolen from the vehicle.

Firefighters extinguish landfill fire

Four fire trucks and 18 firefighters raced to the Sechelt landfill to put out a fire Saturday evening, June 19. Sechelt fire Chief Bill Higgs said the fire started underground due to garbage decomposition.

Tree vandalism escalates in Sechelt

Tree vandals in Sechelt have been snapping young trees to the ground along Shorncliffe Boulevard, Norwest Bay Road and in Hackett Park.

Get bear aware without Bear Aware

More than a year after founding the Bear Education and Resource (BEAR) Network, Gerald Shaffer says the group has had great success in getting bear safety education out to businesses and the public, but it seems the job is just beginning.

Board balks on backyard chickens

Don't count your chickens before they hatch, and maybe hold off on building that chicken coop.

Repairs thin down summer ferry service

A lengthy $3-million engine repair to the Queen of Surrey will leave the Coast with a limited summer ferry schedule and no Tuesday and Wednesday evening commuter sailings until late July. Deborah Marshall, B.C.

Dead batteries set for recycling

Starting July 1, deceased batteries from your TV remote, smoke detector and even many household appliances no longer need to go to the landfill where they can leach toxic chemicals into the ground.