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Local student raising funds to explore Antarctica

A Grade 9 Chatelech student is trying to raise $11,000 to go on an educational expedition to Antarctica to see the effects of climate change first-hand.

Pacific teams win at ISAR 2005

Each year, volunteers from Coast Guard Auxiliaries in Canada and the U.S. meet at the International Search and Rescue Competition (ISAR) held alternately in Canada and the U.S. ISAR 2005 was held in Halifax, N.S. on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.

One more candidate confirms

Only one candidate for council filed papers this week for the upcoming municipal election for Gibsons.Deadline to file is today (Oct. 14) at 4 p.m. Lee Ann Johnson confirmed this week she will seek a council position.

Sechelt election ballot taking shape

The deadline for candidates to file their papers for the upcoming municipal election is 4 p.m. today (Oct. 14). Already, the ballot is starting to fill in for Sechelt.

A day in the life of CWY

The cackles of 20 alarm clocks sing in unison across the Sunshine Coast and startle into awakening the Canada World Youth (CWY) team for Sunshine Coast/Indonesia. Another day of fun, adventure and hard work is about to begin.

Another in for SCRD

Another candidate has stepped forward as a candidate for the Sunshine Coast Regional District's upcoming election Nov. 17. Donna Shugar has filed her papers for regional director for Roberts Creek.

St. Mary's psych unit officially opens

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) officially opened its new mental health unit at St. Mary's Hospital this week.The ward has been operating since mid-July, providing specialized care to 35 patients in that time, who stayed an average of 10 days.

Two incumbents back in the race

Two rural school trustees are running for the position again.

Celebrate Rivers Day at the hatchery

Chapman Creek Hatchery is hosting the fourth annual Rivers Day Salmon Festival on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Teachers poised to walk out

Picket lines could be up today (Oct. 7) at schools on the Coast and around the province. On Wednesday night, teachers voted 90.5 per cent in favour of walking off the job. And they won't go back unless they have a new contract.