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Abbeyfield benefit raises $20,000

At 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, the doors of the Pender Harbour Community Hall opened to the public for a silent auction.

SIB questioned about plans

Sechelt Indian Band (SIB) Chief Stan Dixon says he is getting calls from the public asking why the Band is building a new recreation centre when a recreation referendum for the Coast just passed.

Rotary: the Thai that binds

For one young man recently returned from Thailand and one young woman returning to Thailand from Canada, the Rotary student exchange program has been a life-altering experience.

Donations flooding in for fundraiser

A generous donation from Sue and Jesse Perry has left Team Boobie Prize just $2,000 shy of their fundraising goals to walk in the Weekend to End Breast Cancer event Aug. 19 to 21.

Esso, Village Restaurant robbed

Sunshine Coast RCMP are investigating a pair of Sechelt robberies this week. An unidentified male robbed the Esso station in Sechelt at 2:42 a.m. July 27.

House destroyed in morning blaze

Dave Bradshaw is returning to the Coast this weekend after a trip to England with his two teenagers. They'll get an unpleasant homecoming, however, as their home on Redrooffs Road has been destroyed by fire.

Heritage Society still seeks funds

The Egmont Heritage Centre is built, but money is still tight for its final completions, which the Skookumchuck Heritage Society expects will be open to the public next spring.

An evening under the stars

The Sunshine Coast Astronomy Club is planning an evening under the stars. On Saturday, Aug. 13, the club will stage the inaugural Astronomy in the Park event.

Turnover coming on regional board

There will be several new faces at the Sunshine Coast Regional District board table after the municipal elections. At least three of the seven current SCRD directors will not run for re-election in November.

Interpretive centre opens

The Iris Griffith Interpretive Centre at Ruby Lake Lagoon opened its doors to the community July 28 after five months of construction.