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Substance abuse to be targeted

A strategy to deal with substance abuse on the Sunshine Coast was presented to educators, RCMP members, outreach workers, health professionals, politicians and community members last Thursday, Nov. 23, in the Sechelt Indian Band Longhouse.

Youth enjoy hands-on learning

Eight-year-old Gene-vieve Ward sits quietly in the Ruby Lake Lagoon Nature Reserve, observing the beauty of the forest in the rain. She writes in her journal, "The rain makes a sound like the sound of millions of little drums being beaten on.

Fugitive flees to Coast

A Sunshine Coast man is back behind bars in Maple Ridge after escaping from custody and fleeing to the Coast where he eventually turned himself in to police. Christopher Victor Nordstrom, 40, walked away from a work group on Nov.

Charges pending in drug bust

Several drug-related charges are pending against two local men following a bust in Gibsons this week. On Nov. 25, Sunshine Coast RCMP executed a search warrant on a home on Gibsons Way.

2nd Byte refurbishes donated computers

If you have an old computer collecting dust in your basement, then a local organization is here to take it off your hands.

The Jungle Book comes to life

The sixth year of Missoula Children's Theatre performers coming out of Roberts Creek Elementary School once again wowed a packed audience at the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse last Saturday.

Coast battered by winter blast

Jackknifed semi-trailers, a smashed motor home and a van in a creek are just some of the impacts of this week's snowfall.

Stickleback symposium planned

Many readers of Coast Reporter will already be aware that two small lakes on Texada Island are home to some of the rarest and most recently evolved species of fish on the planet.

Resident wants park wheelchair accessible

George Burton, 87, pauses to look out over the Clack Creek waterfall at the spot in Cliff Gilker Park where he dreams of bringing the love of his life in her wheelchair.

Robotic Minds off to provincials

The Roberts Creek Xtreme Robotic Minds (RCXRM) are off to Van-couver this weekend to pit their robot and research against teams from across the province in the First Lego League Nano Quest provincial championships.