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New psychiatric unit for St. Mary's

St. Mary's will get a new, six-bed psychiatric unit in the spring of 2005 as part of a million-dollar upgrade to mental health services on the Sunshine Coast. Mental health advocates have long been demanding better services on the Sunshine Coast.

Get your motor running

All motorcyclists are invited to attend the Michelle Hull Memorial Motorcycle Toy Run on Sunday, Oct. 3. Riders and community members will meet at the Gibsons Park Plaza at 11 a.m. for coffee and snacks before the ride.

A community rich in culture

A Rotary youth exchange - what an experience I have already had.

Fund-raiser set for SPCA

Grab a leash, your canine pal, family and friends and get ready for the seventh annual Sunshine Coast SPCA Walkathon. The walk is being held on Sunday, Oct. 3 with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. and the 3.5 km walk at 11.

Dog lost at sea finds his way home

A dog lost at sea found his way back to his owner this week after two weeks touring Keats Island and making some good friends. Oscar, a young blue heeler, was on his owner Morris Plows' fishing boat Sept.

Tour for a Friend rolls through Monday

This year's Cops for Cancer Tour for a Friend will hit the Sunshine Coast on Monday morning. The riders plan a stop at the Blackfish Pub for a quick photo shoot and presentation before making their way to Powell River.

Surgery chaotic for Sechelt family

An 85-year-old grandmother from the Coast was airlifted to the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria last Sunday for emergency surgery, but she waited four days for a pacemaker and was told she'd have to take the bus home to Sechelt after her operation.

Wilson Creek woman acquitted

A 53-year-old Wilson Creek woman who fired two pistol shots in her residential neighbourhood has been acquitted of three criminal charges. Fay Cornish pleaded guilty to a fourth charge of possessing a loaded, restricted firearm.

Planning underway for fall fair

Space for the fourth annual Fall Fair is filling up fast. More than half the tables are spoken for, so if you were thinking of participating, act quickly.

Learn the Mama Nene African dance

Jean-Pierre Makosso, from Pointe Noire in the West Congo, comes from a culture rich in music, dance and storytelling.