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What happens if the wheat dries up?

So many of the products people use on a daily basis are made of wheat and grains, but that reliance could soon be problematic with increasing wheat shortages due to a variety of global and national factors.

Public keen on concept

A great start on fundraising efforts is just one of the reasons the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Society is feeling good about the potential for the garden in West Sechelt.

SCPI repaying loan from District

Logs harvested on the Coast and sold entirely within Canada netted the Sechelt Community Forest a $515,316 net profit in 2007. The numbers were presented at the Seaside Centre last Thursday (Feb.

Expanding hospital, expanding population

While St. Mary's Hospital won't be receiving any of the $2.

Fun for all at early years fair

Fun and learning will be front and centre at the Early Years Fair at Chatelech Secondary School next Saturday.

Watershed committee all about safety

Water source protection, community drinking water safety, master water plans and identifying drinking water sources across the Sunshine Coast are some of the ongoing concerns facing the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD).

Forum fosters awareness of Squamish traditional territory

The Town of Gibsons, the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) and the Squamish Nation found common ground at a cordial and constructive two-hour forum held in Gibsons Feb. 22.

Silverback fourth reading tabled

Greg Amos/Staff Writer A gallery full of concerned citizens left Sechelt council chambers relieved on Wednesday night, after council put off a final vote on the 1,600-unit Silverback golf course and residential development slated for Sandy Hook.

National award presented to local youth

Ten-year-old Wesley Konopasek is a fine example of what it means to be part of the scouting movement - perseverance, dedication, fortitude and helping others. Wesley was granted the Award of Fortitude at a special ceremony in Sechelt Monday night.

Sprinkler saves restaurant

Sechelt fire department is commending the owners of a Sechelt eatery for having a working fire sprinkler that saved the restaurant from major damage after a fire last Saturday. The fire occurred in the late evening of Feb.