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Court appearance on murder charge set

Kevin Christopher Webster, 31, is slated to appear in provincial court on Jan. 27 on the charge of second-degree murder of his mother, Moirin Gladys Webster. Mr. Webster was charged on Dec. 28, following the discovery of the deceased at her home in Gibsons on Dec. 27. The accused, who is not eligible for bail, ... Read More »

Province makes changes to simplify, clarify emergency orders

The Province is fine-tuning compliance and enforcement provisions for orders on face coverings, gatherings and events, and food and liquor serving premises. These changes are designed to provide greater clarity and certainty for enforcement officers and violators who are ticketed under the orders. The orders fall under the Emergency Program Act. These changes simplify the ... Read More »


“I’m thrilled to share SANCTUARY with my Vancouver area friends through PuSh Festival Feb. 3-7. It’s hard to put the experience into words, so I hope some of you can visit it for yourselves. Due to COVID-19 safety – which is our top priority – there are very limited opportunities, so I encourage you to ... Read More »


(Re: “Many thanks from the Grandmothers,” letters, the Local, Jan. 7) In last week’s paper, I was pleased to see that my letter was published thanking everyone who helped us raise money for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Unfortunately, I was overenthusiastic with my zeros and added one too many. So, in fact, we were happy ... Read More »

Cat bylaw

(Re: “Call for Gibsons cat control,” article, the Local, Dec. 31) I have been a cat owner/lover for a very long time. I also love birds, squirrels and all wildlife. The facts are known and recorded as to how many birds and other wildlife we lose every year to cats. Cats do not belong outside ... Read More »

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Rediscovering our place in nature

The following is adapted from “The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature,” a book I wrote with Amanda McConnell in 1997 and updated in 2007. It seems as relevant today as when we wrote it. I hope you enjoy it and that the year ahead brings new ways of seeing and thinking about the ... Read More »

Housing needs implementation report

Gibsons is on track to be the first area local government to look at suggestions for improving housing affordability. The Sunshine Coast’s Housing Needs Report Implementation Framework is on the agenda for this week’s planning and development committee meeting. The report, drafted by consulting firm Urban Matters, is a follow-up to the Sunshine Coast Housing ... Read More »

Gibsons tight-lipped on tree cuts

Statements of disbelief came from Gibsons’ council members at their Jan. 5 meeting in the discussion of a Stop Work Order for illegal tree cutting at the Gospel Rock development and sharing of details surrounding that event. While not a business item on the meeting’s agenda, the subject came up during council reports. Chief Administrative ... Read More »

Highway reopened

The Highway 101 bypass linking Upper Gibsons with the Langdale Ferry Terminal reopened on Jan. 9. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure closed the route on Jan. 6 to address culvert stability issues. Damage to the road substructure was linked to heavy rain in the area over the past two weeks. Replacement of the culvert ... Read More »

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