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Preschool home to new community playground

Serendipity Preschool in Madeira Park is tucked away next to the Pender Harbour reading centre, Art Gallery and School of Music.It's a pleasant spot, next to the marina and across the street from the elementary school.

Surprises in store at Westwind

Canadian Moderns, an outstanding show and sale of abstract, semi-abstract and impressionist paintings by some of Canada's foremost artists of the past 50 years, opens at Westwind Gallery in Gibsons on Saturday, May 29, with a reception from 4 to 7 p.

Businesses spruce up Legion grounds

Sechelt Legion members are gazing on a newly-landscaped courtyard this week after local businesses volunteered their time, materials and expertise last Saturday to beautify the area that had been neglected.

Beer strike drives drinkers to specialty brews

Two weeks into a strike at B.C.'s major beer distributor, local supplies of many popular beers are running dry. About 300 workers at Brewers' Distributors Limited (BDL) in New Westminster went on strike May 1, seeking better pay and benefits.

Film shoot disrupted by SCRD opposition

Filming is scheduled to start next week for the movie Desolation Sound, a drama starring Jennifer Beals and Ed Begley, Jr., which is being produced on the Sunshine Coast.

Tour of Coast dream homes

If you've ever gazed at an architecturally stylish cedar home or paddled past a waterfront palace, you might have wished you could knock on the door and take a peek inside. Now is your opportunity, says Patricia Hetherington.

Shoppers Drug Mart coming to the Coast

Rumours have finally been verified by Bruce Morris of Trail Bay Development Ltd. who says Shoppers Drug Mart will be moving into Trail Bay Mall in Sechelt in the coming week.

Library debate heats up

A tiff over funding for the Sechelt Public Library has divided the Sunshine Coast Regional District Board and raised the spectre of a legal battle between the library and the SCRD.

Come celebrate 70 great years

Calling around to the elders of the community to research the history of Roberts Creek Community Hall, I discovered that in the early 1940s, the hall held a dance every Saturday.

Chatelech expansion in final phase

Chatelech Secondary School has had a busy year educating 850 students in the midst of major construction. But as Phase 2 of the $8 million project nears completion, the crowding at the school is finally easing up.