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Election in 2008 predicted by MP

A spring federal election is unlikely after another Liberal joined the Conservatives, according to Blair Wilson, MP for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country.

B.C. Ferries answer tough questions

Tuesday's ferry advisory committee meeting wasn't smooth sailing for B.C. Ferries officials as they sat in the hot seat at Gibsons Municipal Hall.

Wakefield plan back to public

It looks like the second phase of the Wakefield development in West Sechelt will be going back to public hearing, starting the process all over again.

Lions do their part for the environment

The Sunshine Coast Lions Club has met their goal of collecting 100,000 pounds of E-waste. On Wednesday, the club held its second community-wide E-waste collection day.

Gibsons girl killed crossing highway

The Sunshine Coast is mourning the loss of yet another promising youngster. Twelve-year-old Brynn Proctor Suddes died of her injuries after she was struck by a pick-up truck on Highway 101 Tuesday afternoon.

Lighthouse keeper finds human remains

A lighthouse keeper made a gruesome discovery last weekend on Merry Island. On Saturday, Dec. 30, Sunshine Coast RCMP were contacted by the lighthouse keeper after he found what appeared to be human remains in a small cove on the island.

District looking at runway extension

The District of Sechelt is currently preparing a budget to extend the runway at the airport to 4,000 ft., allowing for scheduled flights to Wilson Creek. The runway currently sits at 2,400 ft.

Shelter springs into action

The Coast's extreme weather emergency shelter opened its doors last Friday night and has since remained open during freezing temperatures, providing a warm, dry place to sleep during the snowstorm.

Substance abuse to be targeted

A strategy to deal with substance abuse on the Sunshine Coast was presented to educators, RCMP members, outreach workers, health professionals, politicians and community members last Thursday, Nov. 23, in the Sechelt Indian Band Longhouse.

Youth enjoy hands-on learning

Eight-year-old Gene-vieve Ward sits quietly in the Ruby Lake Lagoon Nature Reserve, observing the beauty of the forest in the rain. She writes in her journal, "The rain makes a sound like the sound of millions of little drums being beaten on.