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Merry Island exploration

The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary - Pacific Unit 12 Halfmoon Bay (CCGA-12) helped organize an exploration visit to Merry Island for three local kids in Beavers, their leaders and parents on Sunday, Oct 23.

Fox Hunt set for Nov. 5

Calling all hunters - the annual fox hunt is fast approaching. All riders are welcome to take part in the Nov. 5 event geared toward all levels of Western and English riders.

Locals provide hurricane aid to animals

Three local women travelled to Slidell, Louisiana in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina to help save the lives of animals left orphaned by the storm. And the experience has forever changed them.

Simons draws attention to the dangers of hazing

In a members' statement to the Legislative Assembly Oct. 17, Powell River - Sunshine Coast MLA Nicholas Simons, Opposition Critic for Tourism, Sports and the Arts, drew attention to the negative impact of hazing on our youth.

Islanders to vote for trustees

Five candidates are running to fill the two trustee seats for Gambier Island Local Trust Area in the Nov. 19 election. Bill Baines, Joyce Clegg, Kathy McTaggart and Ken White join incumbent Kim Benson as the confirmed final candidates.

Sail Squadron wraps up season

The cruising season for the Pender Harbour Power and Sail Squadron began in May and ended in October in pouring rain. In between, members enjoyed some trips in lovely weather.

Kershaw leaves lasting legacy

After nine years as councillor for the District of Sechelt, Ann Kershaw has decided to call it quits to local politics. Kershaw is pleased that she's leaving with her three main objectives fulfilled.

Telus deal vote delayed to Oct. 30

The date to count Telecom-munications Workers' Union (TWU) members' votes on a tentative agreement with Telus has been pushed back a week because of last minute corrections to the document.

Water merger proposed

The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) and the Garden Bay Waterworks District (GBWD) have agreed to support a plan to merge their two water systems to start up a new water board to supply the North Pender Harbour area.

Area A water master plan

About 80 people attended the first public meeting for developing a master plan to manage fresh water resources in Area A, held at Pender Harbour Community Hall Oct. 19.