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Web Exclusive: Hospital to get upgraded communications

Doctors and patients on the Sunshine Coast will soon have access to a brand new tool to help speed up diagnoses and care with a system called Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS).

SCRD heightens water restrictions

With hot, dry weather and demand for water outpacing supply, the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) has upgraded its drought management plan to stage two, meaning heightened restrictions on outdoor water use.

Roberts Creek asks for green light on stop light

Residents of Roberts Creek, 400 of them at last count, are asking the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) for a stoplight at the intersection of Highway 101 and Roberts Creek Road.

Forest fire contained

A forest fire near the Malaspina hydro substation smoked out the Coast from Garden Bay to Sechelt on Wednesday.

Upgrades coming for small craft harbours

Small craft harbours from Gibsons to Lund are set for some fixing up after an announcement of close to $3.8 million in funds from the federal government.

CORRECTION: Gibsons boundary expansion story

Last week's (July 24) front page story "Gibsons to annex 11 Elphinstone properties" incorrectly stated that B&K Soils and Landscape Supply was one of the 11 businesses in the proposed Town of Gibsons boundary expansion.

Sea Cavalcade future in question

The 41st annual Sea Cavalcade has drawn to a close under clear blue and sizzling skies, but with an uncertain future. Lead organizers Barrie Custance and Conchita Harding have decided to step down, but so far, no one else is offering to take over.

Update: Missing Sechelt man found

Sunshine Coast RCMP would like to thank the public with assisting in the location of Richard Walter McPherson. McPherson was reported missing from his residence since Friday, July 24.

Men rescued after tug flips

Four men were thrown into Skookumchuck Narrows on Sunday afternoon, July 19, when the 13-metre tugboat they were on suddenly flipped.

Paramedics seek MLA support

Striking ambulance paramedics are launching a campaign next week to draw attention to the critical condition of B.C.'s ambulance service and to enlist support from members of the legislative assembly (MLA).