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It's never too soon to start thinking about boat designs. That way you'll be ready for the sixth annual April Tools Wooden Boat Challenge on April 28. As usual it will be held at the Madeira Park government dock in Pender Harbour.

Wesbild comes to town

Armed with an Ipsos Reid survey, diagrams and a slideshow, Tom Sroufe, senior vice president of Wesbild, could do little to change the minds of residents who packed Gibsons council chambers Tuesday night.

FOSP seeks answers

Last Thursday, the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) heard concerns over activity taking place on the Pan Pacific Aggregate's (PPA) compound at the end of Mason and Heritage Roads.

Millions granted for new school

The Ministry of Education, in an unexpected move, granted $9.2 million this week to School District No. 46 (SD46) to tear down Gibsons Elementary School (GES) and build a new school. "This is great news.

Coast doctors racing to recruit

The race is on as local doctors try to find enough physicians to cover May's emergency room shifts at St. Mary's Hospital.

Population numbers on the rise

Politicians on the Coast are waiting for more detailed numbers from Statistics Canada to see exactly how the Coast has grown in the past five years and if current planning accommodates growth trends.

Doctors speak out

Sechelt's Seaside Centre was packed on Sunday afternoon with people eager to hear three of the Coast's doctors speak out against the privatization of health care. The event, sponsored by the Council of Senior Citizens' Organizations of B.C.

Seeking a sustainable future

Disguised among the scenic backdrop of the Sunshine Coast is a 12-year old unkept promise, an agreement of a comprehensive land resource management plan (LRMP) for the Coast. Currently, according to the Integrated Land Management Bureau of B.C.

No smoking please - really

B.C. is taking the tough-love approach in the fight against second-hand smoke. Health Minister George Abbott announced Tuesday that smoking will be banned in all indoor public spaces starting in 2008.

Evaluating the trial numbers

The test runs are complete, and the outcome was what Howe Sound Pulp and Paper (HSPP) was hoping for.