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Aramark cleaners negotiate first contract

In the midst of stalemated negotiations between Sodexho and the Hospital Employees' Union (HEU) for a collective agreement for food service workers, the HEU has reached a tentative agreement with Sodexho's competitor, Aramark, which contracts houseke

A friendship spanning the ages

Holland in 1945 was in dire straits. For four years the Germans had occupied the country. In parts of the country, folks were literally starving to death; the necessities of life we take for granted, such as soap, were in short supply.

Arson suspected in vehicle blaze

Sunshine Coast RCMP are requesting the public's assistance for suspects following a suspected case of arson. Around 2 a.m.

Gibsons candidates talk business

The 10 candidates vying for council seats for Gibsons talked business on Wednesday night.

Banff Mountain Film Fest

The Tetrahedron Outdoor Club is once again bringing the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour to the Sunshine Coast.

Ferron doesn't disappoint

"Hello my friends, I feel so happy to be back," Ferron sang to a packed audience at The Club on Oct. 28. The ex-Vancouverite folk performer proved to be sure-footed as ever for this Gibsons concert, even after an eight-year recording hiatus.

NDP picks new candidate

The West Vancouver - Sunshine Coast Federal NDP Riding Association has selected Gibsons lawyer Judith Wilson as the NDP candidate for the next federal election. Approximately 75 members attended a nomination meeting in Sechelt on Oct.

Dakota Ridge gets 2010 grant

The Dakota Ridge Winter Recreation Area is receiving a $270,443 grant through the province's 2010 Olympic/Paralympic live site program.

One dead in boating mishap

A Coast Guard search in the dark, rainy waters of Pender Harbour last Saturday night ended in tragedy when a woman's body was found on Hodgson Island off Irvine's Landing. At about 10 p.m.

Water concerns raised at community forum

"We don't value water and we waste it," says a top University of B.C. professor. That was Hans Schrier's main message as the keynote speaker at a water forum held in Sechelt on Oct. 22.