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Olympic torch ignites hearts in Sechelt

If the Olympic spirit is the will that defies adversity and the heart that sees past common sense, then to watch Sarah Doherty's torch run was to see that spirit move. Doherty is a local hero who lost a leg in a car accident in 1973.

Dozens of ideas presented for Gibsons

The future of parks in the Town of Gibsons is starting to take shape as the parks master plan is nearing its completion. A small, but keen group of residents gathered for the last public input meeting at municipal hall on Wednesday, Jan.

Debate nears decision day

As School District No. 46 (SD46) heads into final school closure decisions Feb. 16, the board is warning parents that, with the district bracing for a $2.

Coast bears cut winter nap short

As an unusually mild winter mobilizes Olympic organizers into a frenzy of snow-scavenging, the Sunshine Coast is seeing its own mild-winter phenomenon: non-hibernating bears.

Weekly police report

Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following for the week of Jan. 26 to Feb. 2: Sometime between Jan. 28/29, a vandal threw an object through a window at a business in the 12300 block of Sunshine Coast Highway.

Float remains open

Keats and Gambier island residents can breath easy knowing they will still have access to the float at B.C. Ferries' Langdale terminal while negotiations continue with the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD). B.C.

Weekly police report

Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following for the week of May 25 to June 1: Around May 21, a thief stole a white rowboat from a waterfront property in the 5600 block of Osprey Street in Sechelt.

RCMP issue attempted fraud alerts

Sunshine Coast RCMP are alerting the public this week to two incidents of attempted fraud. The first is a common employment fraud known as the secret shopper scam.

Concern raised over detonation

A Langdale resident has expressed concern over the RCMP's handling of a controlled detonation of old blasting caps on Jan. 19 in the field beside Langdale Elementary School.

Union rejects inquiry report

The paramedics' union has dismissed an industrial inquiry commission report into the state of the provincial ambulance service as "superficial" and launched a legal challenge questioning the choice of long-time bureaucrat Chris Trumpy as commissioner