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MP takes pay cut to promote Harper leadership campaign

John Reynolds, MP for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast, is stepping down from a post that pays him an extra $42,000 a year. Reynolds is no longer opposition house leader after leaving the post and tendering his resignation on Monday.

Lutes seeks NDP candidacy

CUPE 801 president Alice Lutes has filed papers to become the next federal New Democratic Party (NDP) candidate for the riding of West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast.

Seascape meeting postponed again

For the second time since December, the District of Sechelt has postponed a special planning meeting to discuss revised landscaping and architectural plans for the proposed Seascape Crescent condominium project on Sechelt's Trail Bay waterfront.

Camp Goodtimes bids farewell

After close to 20 years of fun in the summer sun, Camp Goodtimes is leaving Camp Byng in Roberts Creek for a new home in Maple Ridge. The Canadian Cancer Society, B.C. and Yukon Division, made the announcement just before Christmas.

Scouts heading to Scotland

The Second Sechelt Scout Group is preparing for a three-week trip to Scotland this summer.

New plan for Sechelt pool, Gibsons rink

Sunshine Coast governments are working together on a plan to build a new pool in Sechelt and a rink in Gibsons. On Jan.

New Year's baby a miracle girl

The Sunshine Coast's 2004 New Year's baby, Melissa Rose Shipman, arrived Jan. 6 at St. Mary's Hospital. For her parents, Secret Cove residents April and Robert Shipman, Melissa was a miracle baby.

Arts Centre celebrates 25 years

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council (SCAC) is proud to proclaim 2004 the silver anniversary year of the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre in Sechelt.

Storm closes schools, knocks down hydro lines

Heavy snow and the coldest winter weather in 43 years hit the Sunshine Coast Jan. 6, with 15 cm of snow falling in one day. Throughout the Coast, schools were closed by 10:30 a.m.

Road clearing fiasco after New Year's storm

Poor road clearing after a New Year's Eve snowstorm sent buses and cars into ditches throughout the Sunshine Coast and left some people on the northern end of the peninsula still stranded at home five days after the storm.