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Be prepared, not scared

"Be prepared, not scared" is the motto of the Sunshine Coast Emergency Preparedness Program (SCEPP). Coordinator Bob Stubbings said it's up to individuals to be prepared for the numerous disasters that could take place on the Coast.

Credit cards, coffee cards, library cards

For everyone who is tired of toting around a wallet packed with cards of every description, there is good news from your local public library.

Creek relief this Sunday

Teacher Barry Krangle struggles to slide a 125-pound bin of coins to students waiting for the chance to roll the money and send it where it's needed.

Developing a youth drug and alcohol strategy

Editor's note: This is part one of a three-part series on youth and drugs on the Sunshine Coast.

Habitat moves closer to land acquisition

Habitat for Humanity has moved closer to acquiring a parcel of land in Gibsons for a new affordable housing project. At Tuesday's community services committee, the committee unanimously passed a motion for council.

Lifelong learning and family literacy

Family Literacy Day is Jan. 27 and several groups are planning the first Coast-wide series of events to celebrate and promote family literacy on the Sunshine Coast.

Hydrology report concludes risks are low

A hydrology report commissioned by AJB Investments Ltd. concludes that the company's proposed gravel mine would have no significant impact on the Sunshine Coast's water supply.

Chat kids deliver relief

After a conference call with Chatelech Secondary School alumnus Kai Nestman, who is currently on an exchange in Thailand, students at Chat became connected with an orphanage in Sri Lanka that needs their help.

Festival of Lights huge for Elphi

The students at Elphinstone Secondary School took in more than $7,000 after expenses from their work on the ninth annual Festival of Lights at Tim Hortons/Wendy's.

Forum on affordable housing

Eight people sharing a two-bedroom house. A woman and her handicapped son making their home in a school bus. Down and out people - often those who are mentally ill, alcoholic or both - living in the bush or temporarily sleeping on a friend's sofa.
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