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Creekers reject social services tax

A proposed new social services tax is dead after Roberts Creekers said an overwhelming "no" to the Roberts Creek Social Services Funding Service Establishing Bylaw. Out of about 2,000 voters in Roberts Creek, 832 filed "no" responses before the Nov.

Two teens injured in separate accidents

An 18-year-old man was injured Nov. 16 when the van he was driving went off Hwy.101. The accident happened around 11 p.m. near Roberts Creek Road.

Elphi gears up for Festival of Lights

Those dark winter nights will soon be full of light coming from the dozens of Christmas trees set up at Wendy's/Tim Hortons in Gibsons for the ninth annual Festival of Lights.

Conditional sentence for three sex offences

Fred Church will serve an 18-month conditional sentence as punishment for three sex crimes involving two14-year-old boys and a 13-year-old girl. Church, 70, was formerly a well-known businessman and volunteer for many charities.

Coast health director leaves job

Tess Orlando, who was the director of acute, home and community health care for the Sunshine Coast and Powell River, left her job Nov. 15. She oversaw St. Mary's Hospital, the Powell River hospital, nursing homes and home health care services.

Chat student wins poem contest

Chatelech Secondary School student, 16-year-old Kaija Heitland, put herself in the shoes of a mother who lost her only son in World War II to create a poem worthy of an award from the Sechelt Legion.

Coastal Health issues salmonella warning

While salmonella is commonly linked to meat that is not cooked properly, nine cases of salmonella poisoning on the Coast in the past four months have been linked to poorly washed vegetables.

Public meeting on watershed gravel pit

A controversial proposal to dig a gravel pit near Chapman Creek will be the subject of a public information meeting at the Seaside Centre in Sechelt Dec. 2. AJB Investments Ltd.

Elves Club volunteers getting prepared

The elves are coming out of hiding and setting up shop in Gibsons, Roberts Creek, Sechelt, Egmont and Pender Harbour next weekend. These elves aren't the tiny, pointy-eared kind seen slaving away making toys in many a Christmas movie.

Power and Sail Squadron wraps up another year

The Pender Harbour Power and Sail Squadron have just wound up a very successful and enjoyable season of boating with the Poker Cruise.