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Coastal reflection

Prepare yourself for an eclectic gathering of Sunshine Coast art. From July 30 to Aug.

A place to grieve, a place to heal

"It's not a club you want to belong to," is how a Gibsons' woman describes the organization, Compassionate Friends of Canada (CFC). For Judy Lynne, the April day in 2002 she qualified as a member was one of the saddest of her life.

Community spirit counts

The Mason Place store in West Sechelt was a flurry of activity last Sunday when more than 125 men, women and children ran, walked and rolled for hope during the third annual Rick Hansen Wheels In Motion event.

Two arrested in drug search

Two Sunshine Coast residents were arrested last week during a traffic stop and subsequent drug search. On June 11, members of the Sunshine Coast RCMP stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction.

Handliner project has found a home

The handliner replica project has found a home next to the Bank of Montreal in Sechelt. The public can watch every phase of the construction of this wooden heritage boat between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

May Day assault trial underway

The Sechelt provincial courthouse was packed this week for the trial of five Gibsons men accused in the hockey stick assaults in Pender Harbour during the 2004 May Day festivities.

Recreation open houses begin

Members of the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) are halfway through their recreation referendum open house campaign, having visited Roberts Creek, Halfmoon Bay and the Sechelt Indian Band this week.

Treading the home tour trail

12:02 p.m. I get a jump on the other visitors in this year's Coastal Home Tour and Tea by arriving early at Rose Pointe Ocean House in Hopkin's Landing to pick up my map that will guide me to six new or renovated homes. Too bad it's spitting rain.

Egmont Point closer to a park

Pacific Northwoods Resources (PNR) has withdrawn its interest in Crown lands at Egmont Point, clearing the way for Egmont Point to become a park. The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) has applied to Land and Water B.C.

Meth dealer jailed for six months

A 22-year-old drug dealer from Gibsons received a six-month sentence for a string of 10 crimes he committed in 2004 and 2005. William G.