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An inspiring adventure for Gibsons man

Access Challenge 2006 lived up to its name for Gibsons resident Kenn Quayle who admitted the event was extremely challenging at times, but also freeing and inspiring. The Aug.

From my seat in the canoe

Editor's note: This is part six of Cathie Roy's diary, a seven-part series on the recent Pulling Together canoe voyage designed to bring together First Nations, youth and police forces.

Liberals elect delegates for party convention

Premier Gordon Campbell paid a visit to the Liberal Powell River Sunshine Coast Riding Association on Sunday to help "rally the troops" in preparation for the party convention in November.

Local churches working towards sustainable environment

The Diocese of New Westminster is greening up its churches. Through a number of initiatives, the Anglican Church of Canada's churches on the Coast - St. Bartholemew's in Gibsons, St. Hilda's in Sechelt and St.

Draft operating plan released

The Sunshine Coast Community Forest draft operating plan was released this week and the public has until mid September to view the plan, comment on it and suggest any changes.

Exchange program returns

Canada World Youth (CWY) is coming back to the Coast this September. This year's program has an eco-leadership component to help teach Canadian and African youth how to build a sustainable tomorrow.

Suspicious fire probed

The RCMP Forest Crimes Investigation Unit is investigating a suspicious forest fire in Halfmoon Bay last Friday -the most recent of a string of suspect fires near Trout Lake. The fire, reported to the B.C. Forest Service just after 7 p.m. on Aug.

Fundraisers net $11,000

Cops for Cancer events held on the Coast in the past two weeks have raised over $11,400 for pediatric cancer research with donations still coming in. "We celebrated all day Sunday after the events were complete.

Arrowhead makes public plea

The fate of the Coast's only drop-in centre for people with mental illness lies in the hands of the community this week.

Vote set for Nov. 18

Residents of Gibsons, West Howe Sound and Elphinstone will be casting their votes Nov. 18 on whether to form into a new municipality, but the structure of the vote count has yet to be decided. Ida Chong, B.C.