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Anti-violence programs brace for cuts

While cuts to organizations which respond to violence against women and children have been rescinded for this year, the Coast's providers of anti-violence services are bracing for possible cuts in 2010.

Breaking News: Camera theft at Petro Canada

On the evening of Sept, 11 at the Petro Canada service station in Gibsons, an unknown female stole a digital camera from another customer inside the store.

Paramedics to vote on government offer

The paramedics' union is encouraging members to vote down a government offer, which the union says addresses none of paramedics' needs. "Basically we disagree with the whole thing," said union spokesperson B.J. Chute.

High marks for arts, low marks for ferries

With the results in from community assessment project Vital Signs, Coast residents can now see how the community stacks up, relative to provincial and national averages, on everything from transportation to arts and culture.

Gibsons puts concerns forward

Town of Gibsons council has returned from the annual Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) conference netting good discussions with the province on Gibsons Way, local elections process and the possibility of a Gibsons community forest.

Town one step closer to curbside recycling

The Town of Gibsons is moving ahead with plans to bring in curbside recycling pickup and an enhanced recycling depot to the Town. Council voted Tuesday, Oct.

Kickoff for new soccer pitch

It's been five years from an idea to the opening kick-off, but Pender Harbour now has a competition level sports field. Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) staff officially opened the field at a ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Sechelt lobbies for airport funds

Sechelt council lobbied for airport funds, mining royalties, and repairs to Highway 101 at this year's Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) Convention held last week in Vancouver.

Town of Gibsons receives award

The Town of Gibsons has been recognized as a leader in sustainable planning and development by the Community Energy Association (CEA), which honoured the Town on Thursday with an energy and climate action award for community planning and development.

Float deadline extended again

Keats and Gambier island residents will continue to have access to the Langdale float, at least until Nov. 30, while Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) staff make arrangements for a new float. Rob Clarke, B.C.