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Johnsons want separate trial

Drew and Paul Johnson plan to ask that their trial be held separately from the trial of three other men charged with the same crimes.

A lifetime of memories played out in paint

Local artist, Maynard Halsey, is a rare individual. A combination of imagination, perseverance and talent, Halsey, who turns 80 on his next birthday, has turned a lifetime of memories into a stellar body of work.

Look to the Mountains

From the toe-tapping opening Jig Set to the deeply moving signature piece, Highland Cathedral, the Coast String Fiddlers' (CSF) newest CD captures the fun and joy of the live performances that have delighted audiences from Nunavut to Mt. Vernon.

Politicians met by watershed protesters

About 100 protesters gathered at the Sunshine Coast Regional District office in Sechelt Aug. 23 to protest mining and logging in the Chapman Creek watershed.

Residents consider new park

Egmont area residents met with Land and Water B.C. (LWBC) last week to discuss options for the formation of a park on Egmont Point. Peter Walters of LWBC met with around two dozen Egmont residents at the Egmont Community Club Hall on Aug. 21.

Gibsons mayor seeks provincial NDP nomination

Barry Janyk, the mayor of Gibsons, has joined the race for the provincial NDP nomination in this riding. "We need a person who's willing to fight for this community. I'm a scrapper," said Janyk in a phone interview Aug.

Pender Harbour high school ravaged by mould

School District 46 is demolishing an entire wall of Pender Harbour Secondary School after discovering it was riddled with mould. The wall above the swimming pool, facing the playing fields, is being torn apart and replaced.

Summer fun with the reading club

Anything can happen at the Gibsons and District Public Library Children's Summer Reading Club: from finding a live chicken in the history section to discovering an energy chamber filled with mystic runes.

Runaway truck causes crash in ferry line-up

An unmanned B.C. Ferries truck crashed into a parked car with a small child, a woman and a wheelchair-bound man inside at the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal this week.

Washington Boy Scout dies after fall

A Tacoma Boy Scout troop is mourning the loss of one of its own after a tragic accident this week. Liam Von Berks, a 17-year-old from Washington State, fell to his death at Chatterbox Falls Aug. 17.