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Stealth camping across Canada

Ryan Yeske and Ben Devitt, who grew up in Sechelt and now live in Vancouver, had the experience of a lifetime when they cycled across Canada with a third friend from Nelson, Shawn Betts.

From China to Canada, with love

Qian Hong was only hours old when she was left on the street outside a busy convenience store in China. Now 11 months old, the little girl has a new name, Abby Grunenberg, and a new home on the Sunshine Coast.

Council considers donating Gibsons land

Gibsons mayor and council want Gibsons to have the first Habitat for Humanity home on the Sunshine Coast, but they have differing opinions on how to involve the community in the project.

Film commission connects industry with performers

The Sunshine Coast Film Commission has been busy collecting digital photos of the Coast and its performers for an online gallery, as well as providing information, scouting services and other film-related services to over 25 film productions.

Church caters to critters

Usually when a church has honoured guests, it rolls out the red carpet. Not so this Sunday, Oct. 17, however.

Whale watchers wanted

Join Nadine Pinnell, a researcher from the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, will be at Cooper's Green Hall in Halfmoon Bay at 1 p.m. Oct. 22 to explore the wonderful world of B.C. cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises).

Practical mathematics skills at work

Thanksgiving dinner shopping at Gibsons Marketplace IGA last week was an opportunity for Roberts Creek students to practice their math and do some good deeds.

Five problem bears shot on Coast

Conservation officer Murray Smith has shot five problem bears on the Coast in the past three weeks.

Premier, Olympic head in Sechelt

Sechelt was the place to be Oct. 12 when a day-long Olympic summit brought Premier Gordon Campbell, one of his cabinet ministers and John Furlong, the head of the 2010 Olympics, to town.

Fire department is gaining steam

The newly-formed Egmont and District Volunteer Fire Department (EDVFD) continues to gather momentum with the receipt of a new donation. An anonymous donor gave a gift of $2,500 to be used for the fire department building or equipment.
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