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Driftwood turns to drama for laughs

What are Driftwood Players thinking? Instead of their usual lighter-than- laundry-lint Christmas comedy, the Coast's venerable theatre troupe chose a drama this year for their three week run - Terence Rattigan's play, Separate Tables.

The fundamentals of fencing

Students learned the fundamentals of fencing at Halfmoon Bay Elementary School this week.

They shoot, they score in new movie

A Beachcombers Christmas, a movie filmed on the Coast last summer, opened to a receptive audience at the Gibsons Cinema last Saturday, two weeks before its national airing on CBC TV. A nearly full house at the 5:45 p.m.

Creek kids show off their robotic minds

Six children on the Coast have created a robot meant to help people with disabilities and have also evaluated B.C. Ferries' service to these members of our community.

Creekers reject social services tax

A proposed new social services tax is dead after Roberts Creekers said an overwhelming "no" to the Roberts Creek Social Services Funding Service Establishing Bylaw. Out of about 2,000 voters in Roberts Creek, 832 filed "no" responses before the Nov.

Two teens injured in separate accidents

An 18-year-old man was injured Nov. 16 when the van he was driving went off Hwy.101. The accident happened around 11 p.m. near Roberts Creek Road.

Elphi gears up for Festival of Lights

Those dark winter nights will soon be full of light coming from the dozens of Christmas trees set up at Wendy's/Tim Hortons in Gibsons for the ninth annual Festival of Lights.

Conditional sentence for three sex offences

Fred Church will serve an 18-month conditional sentence as punishment for three sex crimes involving two14-year-old boys and a 13-year-old girl. Church, 70, was formerly a well-known businessman and volunteer for many charities.

Coast health director leaves job

Tess Orlando, who was the director of acute, home and community health care for the Sunshine Coast and Powell River, left her job Nov. 15. She oversaw St. Mary's Hospital, the Powell River hospital, nursing homes and home health care services.

Chat student wins poem contest

Chatelech Secondary School student, 16-year-old Kaija Heitland, put herself in the shoes of a mother who lost her only son in World War II to create a poem worthy of an award from the Sechelt Legion.
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