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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.

Capture the memories

Volunteers in Canada, the U.S., Australia, the U.K. and Switzerland will record elders' and veterans' memories during Personal History Awareness Month.

Cocaine and ecstasy seized

Police seized more than 17 grams of cocaine and a "significant number" of ecstasy tablets during the arrest of a 19-year-old man in Sechelt May 5. According to Sunshine Coast RCMP Const.

Reactions mixed as pickets come down

The provincial government's recent move to legislate hospital workers off picket lines and into a negotiated settlement package has some furious and others relieved.

Students welcome Quebec exchange group

Students from Roberts Creek Elementary School were getting practical use of their French skills this week as they hosted 28 students from Quebec in the Creek.

Sewell: a great leader on the Coast

Hersey Sewell of Sechelt was a leader from very early days. The man whom his wife, Donna Sewell, calls a "quiet, gentle giant," full of kindness and patience, passed away Jan. 31, on his birthday, of pancreatic cancer.

Air Cadets put to the test in Abbotsford

Cadets from the local Air Cadet squadron recently took a trip to Abbotsford to put their skills into practice at the annual gliding event. Cadets travelled to the event May 2 where everyone got a chance to try gliding in air cadet gliders.

Chimney fire causes major damage

Sechelt fire chief Bill Higgs is urging people to have their chimneys cleaned at least once a year after a chimney fire in Wilson Creek caused extensive damage to a home last week.

Community forest plan on the right track

The minister of state for forestry operations brought encouraging messages about the proposed community forest plan to Sechelt last week.