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A hot reception for cool Halloran paintings

When visitors from around the world pass through the entrance to Richmond's massive O Zone Olympic celebration site, there's little question the first thing they'll see and the last thing they'll forget is Gord Halloran's Ice Gate.

Throne speech promises tax breaks to families

In its speech from the throne, B.C.'s government announced new tax breaks for families, more accountability and transparency for B.C. Ferries and significant changes for education.

Mulholland stepping down

After 10 years of quietly being behind some of the most significant projects and business developments on the Sunshine Coast, Al Mulholland, executive director of Community Futures of the Sunshine Coast (CFSC), is leaving his post.

Sechelt to Langdale, torch delivers awe

From Sechelt to Lang-dale, almost every passing of the Olympic torch was sealed with a hug as the torchbearers seemed to pass on not only the flame, but the emotional and exuberant experience of carrying it. That was the scene on Thursday, Feb.

Coast wood used for Olympic podium

An Olympic podium, which will be used at Whistler Olympic Park, has been fashioned from wood donated by the Sunshine Coast Community Forest.

HST petition gets first OK

Former premier Bill Vander Zalm's petition to halt the harmonized sales tax (HST) has gotten its first, if small, thumbs up from the province. B.C.

Police seek boat thieves

Sunshine Coast RCMP are seeking the public's assistance after thieves made off with three inflatable boats from a display at Trail Bay Mall in Sechelt. According to police, sometime between 9:50 and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb.

Two escape house fire

A second-floor fire in a house on the 5000 block of Heron Place in Sechelt sent two residents to be treated for smoke inhalation early Sunday morning, but the house was saved after a quick response from the Sechelt fire department.

Torchbearers share the Olympic spirit

The Seaside Centre in Sechelt was filled with excitement and anticipation Wednesday night as RBC hosted a gala reception for their 10 Sunshine Coast sponsored Torch Relay participants and invited guests.

Mahan Trail cougar killed

Local conservation officers have killed an "unusually large" 130-pound female cougar which they believe to be responsible for a slew of pet and livestock deaths near the Mahan Trail in Upper Gibsons over the past year.