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'Therapeutic community' proposed for West Howe Sound

After a series of meetings with community groups, proponents of Cottage Farm, a proposed mental health recovery community, say they are nearly ready to begin applying for rezoning permits on their West Howe Sound property.

Trail Bay day float days away

Sechelt's Trail Bay may gain its long-anticipated day float as early as mid-August, according to District of Sechelt planning director Ray Parfitt. Parfitt said Delta's International Marine Floatation Systems Inc.

Fire department plans historic engine's return

The Sechelt Fire Department is kicking off a calendar-selling campaign at the Coaster's Car Club's Show 'n' Shine this weekend to fund a fire hall addition which will house the returning "old engine one" - Sechelt's first official fire engine from 19

Charlie St. Cloud a showcase for Gibsons

Residents on the Coast have been pouring in to the Gibsons Cinema and Raven's Cry Theatre in Sechelt this past week to feast their eyes on some beautiful sights - the Gibsons waterfront and box office infatuation Zac Efron, Charlie St.

Weekly police report

RCMP Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following for July 27 to 30: For the last few weeks, several garbage bins belonging to businesses in the 12800 block of Madeira Park have been damaged and/or rifled through.

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.