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Developers unveil plans for new airport

Sechelt Airport could become the first privately-owned airport in Canada if a $100 million development plan of a local businessman becomes a reality. Don Greer, president of Yrainucep Development Corp.

West Sechelt hearing draws a crowd

Well over 100 people crowded into the Seaside Centre Tuesday night to have their say on the proposed 343-home residential development slated for West Sechelt dubbed The Trails.

Murder case adjourned

Raymond Irwin's date for setting a trial for second degree murder was adjourned this week in B.C. Supreme Court. Irwin is charged with the murder of his 53-year-old mother Mary Richards in 2004 in Langdale.

From Santa Cruz to Cochrane

You've all heard of culture shock before, but did you ever think it could happen to you in your own country? For me, it happened in the vast land of Alberta. The weather in Cochrane was bitterly cold when we first arrived Nov.

Development gets stamp of approval

The Lighthouse Pub development was given a stamp of approval by the District of Sechelt this week after the developer scaled back his expansion to meet parking requirements for the area.

Thieves strike Habitat site

Sometime last Friday night thieves helped themselves to between 60 and 100 pieces of lumber at the Habitat for Humanity build site in Gibsons. The loss is estimated at between $300 and $500.

ELECTION 2006: Liberals win in West Van-Sunshine Coast

The voters of West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country bucked the national trend Monday night, sending a Liberal to Ottawa to face a Conservative minority government.

Candidates trade shots in Gibsons

Not even a torrential downpour could dampen election fever in the capacity crowd attending the all-candidates' meeting in Gibsons last Thursday (Jan. 12) when more than 200 people came out to hear political hopefuls give their platforms.

Canucks fan finds big prize in Christmas stocking

Gibsons resident Betty Robertson was happy when she discovered a Canucks Scratch and Win ticket in her Christmas stocking. She was over the moon when she realized she had won the grand prize of $100,000.

A personal quest to summit the peak

It was a personal goal to summit the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania's largest inactive volcano. At 19,335 feet Lorne Carroll realized the trip was about more than just climbing a mountain.