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NDP candidate boycotts Christian all-candidates' meeting

Nicholas Simons, NDP candidate in the federal election, has refused to attend an all-candidates' meeting in Sechelt organized by a group called Sunshine Coast Christians in Public Affairs.

Support overwhelming for fund-raiser

Campfire songs, costumes and a moving luminary ceremony kept participants walking for 12 hours in support of cancer research at Roberts Creek Elementary School last weekend.

A REAL camp experience

Outdoor games, guiding, kayaking, climbing, first aid and leadership are all part of the new REAL (Recreational Experience and Leadership) program at the Sunshine Coast Alternative School.

26th annual ceremonial review

Twenty members of 2963 Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Army Cadet Corps will parade in an annual review ceremony on Saturday, June 5.

Five in hospital after eating bad shellfish

Tingling, numbness and paralysis were experienced by five people on the Sunshine Coast this week. The five consumed shellfish from Porpoise Bay, which was closed due to red tide and is also a designated sewage outfall area.

Film project finally a reality

In an isolated community far up B.C.'s wild Pacific coast, a lonely woman learns her best friend has been sleeping with her husband. Soon after, the friend is found dead in the salt chuck behind the wheel of her turquoise Camaro.

Reynolds the front-runner as campaign begins

John Reynolds, the incumbent MP for the riding of West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast, was a clear front-runner as the federal election campaign began last week.

'Hicks with sticks' bust up skater party

At least two people ended up in hospital last Saturday night (May 22) after a group of young men allegedly used hockey sticks to attack skateboarders staying at a private campground in Pender Harbour.

Workshops celebrate oceans day

The Sunshine Coast Conservation Association is celebrating Oceans Day 2004 with two free informative workshops designed to address the state of the Strait of Georgia.

Shooting schedule finalized

Film crews will take up residence in Gibsons starting July 16 to work on A Beachcombers Christmas, a made-for-TV movie to air in December 2004 on CBC television.