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  1. Female Mounties seek class-action against forceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 31 | Kelowna Capital News

    At age 22, Quebec native Joanne Mayer was greeted at her first RCMP posting in Gibsons, B.C., with a handshake and a blunt statement from the sergeant: "We don't think women should be in the force, and especially not French-speaking ones." Mayer said that along with her regular duties, she spent over two years doing "sexist" chores including making coffee, ensuring there was an ample supply of cream and sugar, and cleaning police cruisers.

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  2. More than 350 female RCMP members seeking class-action suit, alleging decades of discriminationRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Regina Leader Post

    Former Mountie Janet Merlo, seen here outside her home in Nanaimo on Tuesday, is at the centre of a class-action lawsuit against the RCMP alleging a pattern of discrimination, bullying and harassment. VANCOUVER - At age 22, Quebec native Joanne Mayer was greeted at her first RCMP posting in Gibsons, B.C., with a handshake and a blunt statement from the sergeant: "We don't think women should be in the force, and especially not French-speaking ones."

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  3. Female Mounties alleging discrimination go to B.C. courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The Globe and Mail

    ... McIntosh/THE CANADIAN PRESS) At the age of 22, Quebec native Joanne Mayer was greeted at her first RCMP posting in Gibsons, B.C., with a handshake and a blunt statement from the sergeant: "We don't think women should be in the force, and especially ...

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  4. Female Mounties alleging discrimination seek class-action suit against RCMP in B.C. Supreme CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 31 | Vancouver Sun

    ... arguments in their trial. VANCOUVER - At age 22, Quebec native Joanne Mayer was greeted at her first RCMP posting in Gibsons with a handshake and a blunt statement from the sergeant: "We don't think women should be in the force, and especially not ...

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  5. Police ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 28 | Coast Reporter

    ... era 14-foot tin boat with a 9.9 horsepower Mercury outboard motor on it from the government dock on School Road in Gibsons. The boat, which contained three life vests, a full fuel tank and two oars, has distinctive wooden floorboards. a On May 19, a ...

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  6. Coasters grab quite the medal haulRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 28 | Coast Reporter

    ... Adams, Jack Adams, Lucille Oakey, Bruce McDonald, Christine Chandler, Fred Lerner and Jung Shin. In track and field, Gibsons Barry Barone competed at his first Senior Games running in four tough races, coming away with two gold, one silver and one ...

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  7. Sunshine Coast Regional District Selects Unit4 as Demonstrated Leader in Canadian Municipal SectorRead the original story

    Tuesday May 26 | Business Wire

    ... management, procurement, and HR & payroll. SCRD is a diverse regional government that includes three municipalities (Gibsons, Sechelt, and the Sechelt Indian Government District) and five electoral areas, serving a total of 28,000 residents. Its ...

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  8. Gibsons man fires up the DragonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 25 | Coast Reporter

    Eric Olsen with his family and friends at the Dragons Den viewing party at the Sunshine Coast Golf and Country Club on Nov. 2. - Ben Ingram Photo Eric Olsen with his family and friends at the Dragons Den viewing party at the Sunshine Coast Golf and Country Club on Nov. 2. A Gibsons man managed to secure a lucrative deal on the CBC television show Dragons' Den last week to finance his vintage sports photograph business. After trying out for the program in Sechelt, 51-year-old Eric Olsen rushed off to spend three days in Toronto during the month of May. There he filmed a segment on the show where his request for $100,000 in exchange for 33 per cent of the company turned into a bidding war.

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  9. Property tax hit looming for Sechelt, GibsonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2013 | Coast Reporter

    Gibsons and District fire chief Bob Stevens appears before the SCRD's budget committee on Jan. 14 to take questions on the department's funding requests. Directors endorsed the volunteer department's new strategic plan, which includes $71,000 this year to increase honorariums for officers and training rates for all members.

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  10. John Weston breaks party ranks over derelict vessels billRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | North Shore News

    Mayor Wayne Rowe of Gibsons, Island Trust Trustee Kate-Louise Stamford, Weston, Mayor Karl Buhr of Lions Bay, and councillors Alice Lutes of the District of Sechelt and Alison Morse of Bowen Island. Photo suppplied West Vancouver MP John Weston broke party ranks in the House of Commons last week, being the only Conservative to vote in favour of an NDP private member's bill on derelict vessels.

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  11. Weston breaks party ranks over NDP member's derelict vessels billRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Coast Reporter

    Local government officials met with MP John Weston at Ambleside in January to discuss creative solutions to the issue of derelict vessels. From left: Mayor Wayne Rowe of Gibsons, Island Trust Trustee Kate-Louise Stamford, Weston, Mayor Karl Buhr of Lions Bay, and councillors Alice Lutes of the District of Sechelt and Alison Morse of Bowen Island.

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  12. Police ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Coast Reporter

    ... reported two males in their early teens appearing to try to break into a residence in the 500 block of Abbs Road, Gibsons. The teens were seen attempting to open windows on the lower level and checking doors to see if they were unlocked. Police ...

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  13. Makeup artists get creative at SAREXRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Coast Reporter

    ... 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24. The exercise will be based out of Camp Elphinstone near Gibsons. Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue is the charity that saves lives on the water. It is an all-volunteer organization that ...

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  14. Gibsons drivers heed speed remindersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Coast Reporter

    Drivers in Gibsons last Thursday were reminded to slow down and drive safely during a one-day speed enforcement blitz, part of May's province-wide high risk driving campaign. On May 14, Sunshine Coast Traffic Services, Sunshine Coast general duty officers, Speed Watch volunteers and ICBC teamed up to remind drivers to slow down.

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  15. Honours for Hideout HotelRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Coast Reporter

    ... collection of short stories, Hideout Hotel. As newly-minted author Janine Alyson Young sits at the gelato place in Gibsons looking out over the busy five corners, she talks about setting the scene in her stories. "Landscape is so important," she ...

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  16. George takes a step forwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Coast Reporter

    The Town of Gibsons - eventually - voted to move forward with the George Hotel project at a special council meeting on Tuesday, May 12. After receiving the geotechnical review from Horizon Engineering on the potential effects to the aquifer - with changes made to the building design in response to the review by Omicron Architecture - council heard during inquiry period from some of the over 200 residents in attendance and made the decision to accept the current design for the George Hotel. "It's been two-and-a-half years since this initial application was before us, and I think it's still going to be some time yet before we can actually expect to see a shovel in the ground," Gibsons Mayor Wayne Rowe said.

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  17. Bottle Me is expandingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Coast Reporter

    Long-time Bottle Me employee Tracey Scoular is excited about moving the Sunshine Coast Association of Community Living's bottle cleaning operation into Gibsons to attract more customers. Long-time Bottle Me employee Tracey Scoular is excited about moving the Sunshine Coast Association of Community Living's bottle cleaning operation into Gibsons to attract more customers.

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  18. Which are BC's best schools?Read the original story

    Tuesday May 12 | The Asian Pacific Post

    ... report card: 1. Alice Brown (Public), Langley 2. Beaver Creek (Public), Surrey 3. Conrad (Public), Prince Rupert 4. Gibsons (Public), Gibsons 5. Rosedale Traditional (Public), Rosedale 6. Betty Huff (Public), Surrey 7. Vermilion Forks (Public), ...

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  19. Weekly police reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Coast Reporter

    ... away from the area, and ensure that they are visible to anyone around them. On May 5, the owner of a retail store in Gibsons called to report being harassed by an apparent scam artist. The store owner had received several calls and faxes from ...

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  20. Gibsons youth receives achievement awardRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | Coast Reporter

    Left to right: Peter Dudding, CEO of Child Welfare League of Canada ; Jeff Boyd, RBC Royal Bank Regional President Ontario North and East; Christopher Tait, Award Winner; Her Excellency Sharon Johnston, spouse of Governor General of Canada David Johnston - Photo submitted Left to right: Peter Dudding, CEO of Child Welfare League of Canada ; Jeff Boyd, RBC Royal Bank Regional President Ontario North and East; Christopher Tait, Award Winner; Her Excellency Sharon Johnston, spouse of Governor General of Canada David Johnston The Child Welfare League of Canada has announced its national achievement award winners, and a Gibsons youth is among this year's recipients.

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