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First tree comes down

With the falling of the first tree in Sechelt's community forest comes the filing of the first major complaint with the provincial ombudsman regarding the community forest process.

Chat students not involved in crash

A fatal accident in Washington State involving a Malaspina Coach Lines bus from Powell River hit a little too close to home this week. On Tuesday morning a fiery crash on Interstate 5 near Seattle left one person dead and another injured.

From Africa with love

A benefit concert, featuring beloved Coast entertainer Jean-Pierre Makosso, is set for Feb. 24 at the Living Faith Lutheran Church in Davis Bay. Makosso will give a performance of dancing, singing and African storytelling, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Top doc cries out for more staff

Dr. Jane Bishop, president of the Sunshine Coast Medical Society (SCMS), has gone on record this week stating there is a crisis at St.

Nothing goofy about geoduck farms

It's a goofy sounding word, but geoduck (pronounced gooey duck) farming is quickly becoming a serious topic for residents of the Sunshine Coast. Seven applications are currently filed with the B.C. government to begin geoduck farming.

Great turnout

The Sunshine Coast Grandmothers and Grand-others (SCG&G) held its first general meeting on Sunday, Feb. 4. "We had a great turnout with more than 50 people," said group spokesperson Patt McGuire in a news release.

Museum presents roadshow

Do you have a family treasure or unusual collectible that you would like more information on or to know the value of? If so, then mark Feb. 24 on your calendar.

SCTA says ruling hurts education

The recently enacted school fees ruling is hurting students and teachers according to Sunshine Coast Teachers' Association (SCTA) president Denis Fafard.

Bond tours SD46

Minister of education and minister responsible for early learning and literacy Shirley Bond was on the Coast Tuesday for a whirlwind tour of School District No. 46 (SD46).

Pacific Spirit sent to public hearing

Sechelt councillors are putting on their armour and getting ready for an attack at the upcoming public hearing for Pacific Spirit Properties.