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Coast battles cancer on bikes

A handful of Coast residents were among the 2,252 cyclists on the second annual 253 km Ride to Conquer Cancer June 19 and 20, cycling from Surrey to just north of Seattle and raising $9.2 million for cancer research in B.C.

Town suggests waterfront purchase

After a capacity crowd filled an open house meeting Monday night, largely challenging the latest Gospel Rock neighbourhood plan's vision to develop the waterfront, a new idea is emerging: buy it.

Police seek missing man

Sunshine Coast RCMP are asking for the public's assistance in locating a 53-year-old man who was last seen in Gibsons on May 28. Randy Webb was last seen around the Sunnycrest Mall in Gibsons on or around May 28.

Smaller campfires come into effect July 1

The provincial government is taking a bite out of the size of your campfires this summer in the hopes of taking a bit out of the forest fire season.

Sechelt praised, Gibsons panned in tax report

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has ranked the business tax structures of B.C.'s 160 municipalities and found Gibsons and Sechelt on near opposite ends of the spectrum.

Coquitlam delays expected

It could be another rough Friday for B.C. Ferry travellers. The Queen of Coquitlam is experiencing problems with one of its engines, meaning all sailings today (Friday, June 25) will be longer as only one of the vessels engine will be in use.

Olympic efforts to draw Coast tourists

The Sunshine Coast is poised for an Olympics-driven tourism boost in the coming years, according to speakers at Sunshine Coast Tourism (SCT)'s annual meeting Thursday evening, June 17.

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