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My name is Laurie McConnell, and I’m Your 1st-Person Guide to the Sunshine Coast, for over 15 years! Join me as I explore the Sunshine Coast, Powell River and surrounding islands and waterways in. From a full business directory, to blog (here), to video channel, to curated & trending social media page, to mobile app, […]

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Past Posts

Giving it a huck off the new Davis Bay pier

Giving it a huck off the new Davis Bay pier

By on July 20, 2014 in FEATURED, LIVE with No Comments

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Sunshine Coast 30 Day Health Challenge – Week Three

Sunshine Coast 30 Day Health Challenge – Week Three

By on July 20, 2014 in FEATURED, LIVE with 2 Comments

This vegan ride is an interesting journey, I’ll give it that. I’ve just finished up week two and it was a week of contrasts. Mental clarity, a growing sense of stillness within, a feeling of having taken Robert Frost’s famous road through the yellow woods while most of the people in my little world rolled on into […]

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Davis Bay Wharf Restoration’s Big Reveal July 17

Davis Bay Wharf Restoration’s Big Reveal July 17

By on July 16, 2014 in COMMUNITY, FEATURED with No Comments

First, a great big hurrah to the Davis Bay Wharf Rats, made up of the Davis Bay – Wilson Creek – Selma Park Community Association, Davis Bay Parkway Society (gorgeous signs, people!), and the District of Sechelt, and to everyone who donated a wharf plank during the fundraising for the new pier. July 17th marks the […]

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Sunshine Coast 30 Day Health Challenge: All Gassed Up and Ready to Go

Sunshine Coast 30 Day Health Challenge: All Gassed Up and Ready to Go

By on July 14, 2014 in FEATURED with No Comments

I need another garden. Or, at the very least, a series of greens pimps to keep me supplied. I’m going through ten times the kale, chard, and beet tops I’ve ever eaten prior to this experiment. Pals are now hoarding greens for me and I’ve started stealing kale away from chickens in Halfmoon Bay. I haven’t […]

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Halfmoon Bay Country Fair 2014 Show

Halfmoon Bay Country Fair 2014 Show

By on July 14, 2014 in COMMUNITY, FEATURED with No Comments

This year marked the 48th ANNUAL Halfmoon Bay Country Fair, and it was a stellar success. From the Halfmoon Bay Firefighters Memorial Challenge to the Festival in the Park at Coopers Green, it offered a unique glimpse into the community of Halfmoon Bay, which stretches from just outside West Sechelt all the way to Secret […]

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The butt stops here: lessons in civility on the Sunshine Coast

The butt stops here: lessons in civility on the Sunshine Coast

By on July 10, 2014 in FEATURED, LIVE with No Comments

I am having what is often referred to as ‘a day’. First, my 3 month checkup with my general practitioner doctor to go over my blood sugars (high & sigh). This is not unlike entering the Catholic confession booth when I was a child, in which I would enter the little laquered box, repeat all of the […]

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Of Time and Tides on the Sunshine Coast: a political love story

Of Time and Tides on the Sunshine Coast: a political love story

By on July 10, 2014 in FEATURED, LIVE with No Comments

The Sunshine Coast is perpetually embroiled in a clash of views about the future of our community, singular, and communities made up of town, district, regional district and even within those, ratepayer and community associations. Nowhere is this more evident than in the civic – but not always civil – discussions regarding The George hotel […]

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30 Day Health Challenge Day Three

30 Day Health Challenge Day Three

By on July 10, 2014 in FEATURED, LIVE with No Comments

First, the good news. I’m learning to love vegetables and whole grains, something that can only be done in my case, through the complete avoidance of sugar (non-fruit based). Last night we had friends over for dinner and I made roasted sweet potato with chickpeas, carrot, purple cabbage, hemp hearts and hummous; roasted chickpea, black bean […]

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Great Staycations at West Coast Wilderness Lodge

Great Staycations at West Coast Wilderness Lodge

By on July 9, 2014 in FEATURED, PLAY with No Comments

Whether you’re visiting the Coast or you’re already a Sunshine Coast resident, I bet you had no idea of the affordable and adventurous day and overnight trips available at West Coast Wildnerness Lodge, which has got to be situated for one of the most gorgeous views in BC, cliffside towards Jervis Inlet just beyond Egmont. […]

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30 Day Health Challenge: Day Two

30 Day Health Challenge: Day Two

By on July 8, 2014 in FEATURED with 4 Comments

SMOOTH & GROOVY After years of razzing the power smoothie crowd I admit the shakes are growing on me. Hell, with that much green stuff and seeds, they’d probably just plain grow if I sprayed dirt with the results from my blender, just like the District of Sechelt does with the spray-on turf for new landscaping. Trust […]

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I’m Smoothie Challenged on the Sunshine Coast

I’m Smoothie Challenged on the Sunshine Coast

By on July 7, 2014 in FEATURED with 2 Comments

Day One of the Sunshine Coast 30 Day Health Challenge I have type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, low HDL, difficulty sleeping, mid-day fatigue and am 20 lbs over my ideal weight… basically despite my chipper appearance, I am carrying a killer load of weight, toxins and sugar/carb addictions that are literally dragging […]

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How I got gas in Sechelt Inlet

How I got gas in Sechelt Inlet

By on July 6, 2014 in BUSINESS, PLAY with No Comments

Or, Why I’m grateful for the new gas dock in Porpoise Bay I don’t know how other folks used to gas up their boats in Sechelt before, but here’s what my routine was: unhook my flat gas tank by the transom and hoist it over the side of my boat and down over the side […]

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19th Annual Gibsons Jazz Festival – Everything You Need to Know

19th Annual Gibsons Jazz Festival – Everything You Need to Know

By on June 18, 2014 in FEATURED with No Comments

It’s that time of year again. Time to lay back and enjoy some of the finest live musical talent in restaurants and other local venues during Jazz Week, June 14 – 19 leading to the festival weekend for the 19th Annual Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival, June 20 – 22nd on the Sunshine Coast. This year, […]

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Things You Hear on the Beach

Things You Hear on the Beach

By on June 9, 2014 in COMMUNITY with No Comments

Did you see that??? The other evening I was sitting on a log at Davis Bay at sunset with my youngest daughter. We were enjoying the spectacular colours in the sky, the sound of the waves, and tormenting our Kelpie cattledog, Mr. Muttonchop (Cougie, in other words) by throwing his rubber ball hard into the […]

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Here comes Sunshine Coast Pride 2014!

Here comes Sunshine Coast Pride 2014!

By on June 3, 2014 in PLAY with No Comments

Sunshine Coast Pride celebrations are rolling out for the end of June and everyone is urged to get your tickets soon for the June 28th Pride Dance at the Roberts Creek Hall. Silent Auction – Designated Driver Service – TWO DJs – and Live Music with Kate Reid New this year: Tent City at the […]

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