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Community garden flourishing

If you take a walk to the end of Inlet Avenue behind the Community Services building, you'll find the garden that love built. The garden, an oasis of calm and beauty in the heart of Sechelt, is flourishing.

Clam poachers fished on sewage-contaminated beach

Two men caught on the beach in East Porpoise Bay May 17 with 630 clams illegally harvested from a sewage-contaminated beach have been fined $1,000 each.

Davie elected B.C. Lung Association director

Local businessman Kevin Davie has been elected director of the British Columbia Lung Association. Davie has been a part of the organization for the past two years. He first came to the association as a representative from the Sechelt Rotary club.

Campfire bans in effect

The forest fire season is here and the B.C. Forest Service is getting prepared. Campfires have been banned for all areas within the Coastal Fire Centre. These bans went into effect as of midnight, June 24.

Big Bike rolling through the Coast

The Big Bike is rolling our way again. Find 29 friends and go for the ride of your life on June 25. A major fund-raiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the bike's been coming to the Coast since 1998.

Tea light starts house fire

A family in Gibsons thought they were prepared for the possibility of a house fire but found out they weren't as prepared as they thought last Saturday.

Winners announced

The Friends of the Sechelt Public Library hosted a special Coffeehouse on June 9 to celebrate and congratulate the winners of the 2004 Writing Contest.

Candidates woo Chat students

Tuition costs, gay marriage and space weapons were all on the agenda June 11 when candidates for four parties met with students at Chatelech Secondary School in Sechelt. The Chatelech Peace Group organized the all-candidates' meeting.

Reynolds' absence noted at forum

The Sunshine Coast Community Coalition played host to five of the six candidates in the upcoming federal election at a public forum in Gibsons Wednesday night.

Boat builder revives traditional design

Sechelt boat builder Larry Westlake has long been fascinated with the traditional West Coast rowboat design known as a handliner: a sleek, double-ended boat which is fast, seaworthy and beautiful.