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Get your tickets for the green gala

The Sunshine Coast Conservation Association (SCCA) will hold its third annual fundraiser and celebration of conservation at the Seaside Centre on Nov. 25. At 2 p.m.

Funds needed for new stage

The Roberts Creek Elementary Parents Advisory Committee (PAC) has launched a new project to raise money to build a performance stage at the elementary school. The PAC hopes to have it ready for use by students and community members by next fall.

Town of Gibsons explains "yes" position

"If the vote is no it will be a tragic loss of opportunity," Gibsons Mayor Barry Janyk said at a public meeting on the restructuring referendum Nov. 9 hosted by the Town of Gibsons.

Drainage an issue in recent slide

Murky jurisdictional authority over drainage has resurfaced in a recent mudslide that flooded a dirt road and residents' driveways in Langdale.

Defence critic raises alarm bells

An overflow audience packed Roberts Creek Hall Sunday to hear Steven Staples, defence critic from the Ottawa-based Polaris Institute, speak on his concerns about the potential for Canada's involvement in the U.S.

Heavy rain and wind pounds the Coast

Heavy rain and wind gusting up to 100 km/hour battered the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday leaving more than 6,500 people between Roberts Creek and Egmont without power.

Cracking the mirror

About 360 Grade 6 and 7 students from across the Sunshine Coast came together for a day of challenging stereotypes, looking beyond labels and learning to accept one another during the Cracking the Mirror workshop at Roberts Creek Elementary Oct. 27.

Egmont loses hydro and phone services

As the heavy rains hit the Sunshine Coast last Saturday, high winds took down trees, hydro and telephone lines. A power outage occurred in the Egmont area at 1:52 p.m.

Simons blames kith and kin program

B.C.'s government should take the blame for instituting a flawed program that in part led to the death of a 19-month-old child, according to the social-worker-turned-politician who wrote the original report into the tragedy.

Recreation facilities taking shape

The beginnings of a community ice arena and swimming pool are taking shape in Gibsons and Sechelt.