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Final draft given the thumbs up

Area A regional district director John Rees said it best Tuesday night - if you want to pack a room in Pender Harbour - put water on the agenda.

Loverock to perform at gala

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. for a gala concert. The gym at Elphinstone Secondary School will come alive with the sounds of some of the finest performers on the Sunshine Coast.

Trades program builds in more than one way

Jumpstarting their careers, a group of young aspiring trade workers are lending their hands to Habitat for Humanity.

Wal-Mart confirmed

Speculation on the new tenant for a proposed big box store became official Tuesday with a joint press release from Wesbild and Wal-Mart Canada, confirming the retail giant is indeed proceeding to develop an 115,867 sq. ft.

Medical community still searching for answers

Directors listened attentively as doctors spoke. They told of grueling shifts in the emergency room followed by long, unfocused days in their clinics.

Fundraising continues

More than $20,000 in private donations has been secured to try to preserve a 107-hectare parcel of land on Gambier Island.

Scholar/poet to read in Sechelt

Hard on the heels of a remarkable academic career, William H. New turned his hand to writing poetry.

Government poised to restore funds

Linda Reid, Minister of State for Childcare, announced on Tuesday she is reversing her decision to cut the child care resource and referral (CCRR) budget.

Working together against substance abuse

The Sunshine Coast has a substance abuse problem. This is not news. We see evidence of it on our streets, in our families and in our schools.

Budget misses housing mark

Housing, from shelter beds to early deferment of property taxes, has priority in this year's provincial budget. On the Coast, there is concern over whether this will help people struggling to put a roof over themselves, and often, their children.