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Regional budget holds steady

The Sunshine Coast Regional District has trimmed its 2004 budget so total property taxes will increase by only half a per cent over the 2003 tax level.

Orcas have returned to the Coast

Designs submitted by artists Nadina Tandy and Sheila Williams, both Gibsons-area residents, have been selected by the Orcas in the City project.

Sunshine Coast Regional Health District joins partnership

The Sunshine Coast Regional Health District (SCRHD) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Vancouver Coastal Health and two regional hospital districts in the Coast Garibaldi area to ensure effective, efficient and accountable planning a

Wilson gets Liberal nod

The name Blair Wilson is about to become a little better known in Sea to Sky Country, the Sunshine Coast and the North Shore.

Sechelt author short-listed for children's book award

Chieri Uegaki, author of Suki's Kimono (illustrated by Montreal's St├ęphane Jorisch), says she is happy and overwhelmed to be short-listed for the 2004 Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award.

Secret backer of Seascape condos goes public

Hayden Killam, a Sunshine Coast developer well known for his colourful personality and conflicts with local authorities, has emerged as the secret backer of the controversial Seascape condominium project in Sechelt.

Baptiste murder trial begins in Vancouver

Two men accused of a brutal murder in Sechelt incriminated themselves after a six-month $60,000 police undercover "sting" operation, it was alleged in court on Friday.

Fund-raiser planned for Wish Foundation

On Sunday, May 23, the Sunshine Coast Equestrian Club (SCEC) will host their annual Children's Wish Foundation of Canada fund-raising trail ride. This ride has been taking place for several years in partnership with the Okanagan Wish Trail Ride.

Botanical society digs for new members

With the proposed botanical garden project put on hold, the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Society (SCBGS) is shifting its focus and announcing plans of a major membership drive.

Police investigating assault in Gibsons

Sunshine Coast RCMP are asking for the public's help with information after a man was allegedly beaten in Gibsons Wednesday night. RCMP received a report around 10:30 p.m.