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Sechelt area postal code changes coming

Changes to postal codes for some 7,200 addresses in the Sechelt and the Halfmoon Bay area are set for April 19. Media relations at Canada Post advised the Local that those who will be impacted by the change will be notified officially by mail. Residents should not make changes until instructed to do so by ... Read More »

No March 22 “take off” for aerodrome improvements

The District of Sechelt’s announced start date of March 22 for its aerodrome resurfacing and runway extension project came and went with no activity at the site. Sechelt’s Director of Engineering and Public Works Kirn Dhillon told the Local that although contractor Jakes Construction was expected to begin the $3.18 million project that day, it ... Read More »

Committee rejects ice season extension requests

Written requests from the Coast’s figure skating and minor hockey associations did not convince an SCRD committee to support keeping ice in the Sechelt Arena past March 31. Committee members at the March 18 Planning and Community Development meeting stood by board direction that ice be retained beyond the end of March only when variable ... Read More »

Gospel Rock and other chairing challenges

Mayor Bill Beamish faced a bumpy debate that began with the call to order at Gibsons’ March 16 council meeting. Councillor Annemarie De Andrade moved to make an addition to the amended meeting agenda for an update on the environmental protection covenant on the property at Gospel Rock. Beamish reminded her of the process for ... Read More »

DIY backyard shed ideas for “me space”

Running out of room in your house? As home becomes more and more a comfy place of refuge, many of us are looking for ways to make the most of our property. A backyard shed can be the perfect solution to carve out some space just for you.    Gaining popularity among homeowners, livable backyard ... Read More »

Grow local this season

Spring weather and spending more time at home may have you thinking about gardening. Whether it’s a small container garden on your condo balcony, a produce aisle of your very own in your backyard or a tropical paradise around the pool, there is truly a garden for everyone. But this year, Canadian grower Arnold Devrij ... Read More »

Solidarity for Old Growth Forests

Close to 50 area residents concerned about preserving BC’s old-growth forests gathered in the rain on March 19 in solidarity at the Davis Bay pier for an information demonstration. The event was part of a province-wide “day of action” organized to pressure the BC Government to stop all logging of old-growth immediately. In a posting ... Read More »

Second tent proposed at Gibsons Recycling Depot

A second 40 by 40 foot tent to house expanded cardboard baling activities is being proposed at Gibsons Recycling Depot. On March 16, both committee and council endorsement of moving that plan to the public consultation phase was granted. In addition, the consultation will also ask for views on extending the Town temporary use permit ... Read More »

Changes to Mills Road development

Westcor Lands is reducing its proposed Mills Road development to 34 multi-family residential units. Its original request was for 44 units. Sechelt council received a staff report and a delegation from the developer regarding the change at its March 17 meeting. Bruce Mason from Westcor and project architect Nicholas Waissbluth explained that following community consultation ... Read More »

New Salish-Class vessel named and call for artists for vessel artwork

In recognition of the Coast Salish as the traditional stewards and original mariners of the Salish Sea, BC Ferries has named its new Salish-Class ferry Salish Heron. BC Ferries will honour the Salish Heron name with Coast Salish artwork on the exterior and interior of the vessel and is partnering with the First Peoples’ Cultural ... Read More »

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