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Under protest, FSA goes ahead

Eighty-three per cent of B.C. teachers decided, many under protest, to follow the recommendation of the Labour Relations Board to end their boycott of administering the foundation skills assessment (FSA).

Coast trail in the works

With some funding from the province, the Sunshine Coast may soon have a multi-use hiking trail stretching the entire Coast linking Langdale and Earls Cove ferry terminals and, eventually, an alpine trail leading to Squamish.

Fundraiser to aid young student

Desiree Visser is a vibrant 11-year-old student of Cedar Grove Elementary school.

Burning plastic raises concern

Howe Sound Pulp and Paper (HSPP) is burning plastic, but it is not burning added recyclable plastic as suggested in a report by a Lower Mainland media outlet earlier in the week, said Al Strang, manager of environment and external relations for HSPP.

Habitat set to wrap Reef Road project

Habitat for Humanity Sunshine Coast (HFHSC) volunteers are driving in the final nails and will soon be rolling out the welcome mat on their two-year-old Reef Road duplex project. "We've got some siding to do. The decks all have to be built.

Packed house for Burns night

More than 150 people of all ages filled Harmony Hall in Gibsons Landing on Jan. 24 to celebrate the 250th birthday of Robert Burns. The music, feasting, toasts, poetry, fun, song and dancing of this traditional Burns' Night lasted over five hours.

School fires under investigation

Pender Harbour Secondary School has experienced several fires in the school recently, leading to a Sunshine Coast RCMP investigation. According to RCMP, on Jan. 21 around 11 a.m.

Islanders to lose dock privileges

Ramped up security measures by B.C. Ferries in accordance with new Transport Canada regulations mean islanders who use the Langdale float will have to find somewhere else to come ashore.

Local woman summits Kilimanjaro

Shannon Bond/Staff Writer Altitude sickness and a broken SideStix sports crutch were not enough to keep Sarah Doherty from living out a dream to summit Mount Kilimanjaro.

On thin ice

Sunshine Coast RCMP are warning people to stay off lakes that appear frozen. The ice on Trout Lake proved enticing for some people in the last couple of weeks, but RCMP said it is too thin to venture out on.