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Creeker receives Governor General's award

Bonnie Sherr Klein of Roberts Creek has just returned from Ottawa, where she received the Governor General's Award. She was honoured along with six other women for her "outstanding contributions to the quality of life for women in Canada.

Public hearing sparks more debate

Every person who spoke about short-term rentals at the recent town hearing in Sechelt was against the idea.

Dickeson gets 19 months for crack dealing

In Vancouver Supreme Court last week, Justice Stewart gave Dusty Dickeson a stiff sentence for trafficking cocaine.

Three Liberal hopefuls in nomination race

At least two candidates, lawyer Wayne Rowe and businessman Chris McNaughton, are vying for the Liberal nomination in this riding. And John Rees, regional director for Pender Harbour and Egmont, is seriously considering joining the race.

Pender face-lift best in B.C.

More than five years of beautification work by the people of Pender Harbour earned an award proclaiming it the best community economic development project in British Columbia.

St. Mary's: 74 years and going strong

St. Mary's Hospital has come a long way since its meager beginnings. In 1930 the hospital opened in Pender Harbour, augmenting the Columbia Coast Mission hospital ships the community had been relying on for care.

Stealth camping across Canada

Ryan Yeske and Ben Devitt, who grew up in Sechelt and now live in Vancouver, had the experience of a lifetime when they cycled across Canada with a third friend from Nelson, Shawn Betts.

From China to Canada, with love

Qian Hong was only hours old when she was left on the street outside a busy convenience store in China. Now 11 months old, the little girl has a new name, Abby Grunenberg, and a new home on the Sunshine Coast.

Council considers donating Gibsons land

Gibsons mayor and council want Gibsons to have the first Habitat for Humanity home on the Sunshine Coast, but they have differing opinions on how to involve the community in the project.

Film commission connects industry with performers

The Sunshine Coast Film Commission has been busy collecting digital photos of the Coast and its performers for an online gallery, as well as providing information, scouting services and other film-related services to over 25 film productions.