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It’s a “weed-related emergency”

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The month of May has been declared Invasive Species Action Month in BC, but progress in repelling invaders on the Sunshine Coast is bedeviled by regulatory and jurisdictional issues, lack of funding, and lack of disposal options for cuttings and contaminated soil. At an information meeting on Invasive Plants on May 16 at the Sechelt ... Read More »

A “new beach” at Davis Bay?

There was only minor road flooding, but the seawall was impassable at this spot.

Three million dollars is the estimated price tag for “beach nourishment” at Davis Bay to prevent flooding of the highway and nearby low-lying properties, according to a study by SNC-Lavalin Ltd. presented to Sechelt Council on May 18. The study, requested by Council in October 2015, suggests piling 47,300 cubic metres (m3) of gravel or ... Read More »

Demonstrators against George Hotel development permit

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A group of demonstrators appeared at the May 17 meeting of Gibsons council. The councillors voted to grant the George Hotel a “form and character” development permit for the waterfront development, over the objections of the demonstrators.  Photo submitted Read More »

Hit and float

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Around 1am on May 20, a Keats Island resident called police to report that his dock and his moored vessel had just been struck by a passing barge and tugboat. Police are still investigating the incident, and encourage anyone with further information to contact Sunshine Coast RCMP, reference file 16-2909. Submitted by RCMP Read More »

Weekly Cartoon – May 26

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Be part of the herd, please

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Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is reminding parents and caregivers to have their future kindergartners immunized before school starts in the fall. To help protect everyone Public Health is asking parents with kids going to kindergarten in September to have their children immunized now, before school starts. Children who got their infant shots will now need ... Read More »

Attitude ‘delightful’

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We were delighted to read in the May issue of the Journal of Commerce (Western Canada’s news and information publication on construction issues) that Mayor Milne is now giving the Water Resource Centre and former Mayor, John Henderson, the recognition they deserve. Following, in quotations, are excerpts from the publication: “A new $25 million wastewater ... Read More »

Pickleball tsunami

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The 3rd annual “Arena Bowl Pickleball Challenge” is set to go on the nine courts at the Gibsons Community Centre on June 4 and 5.  This event is now one of the largest pickleball tournaments in the province, and this year more than a 100 doubles teams will compete in several categories, from novice to ... Read More »

Woman held in custody, eventually

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A 24-year-old Aboriginal female from Sechelt is in custody after repeatedly stealing from local businesses. In the early morning hours of May 11, the female and her boyfriend allegedly stole two pairs of headphones from a business on Wharf Avenue in Sechelt. There was insufficient evidence to charge either of them, but they were both banned ... Read More »

New agreement on trail maintenance

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BC Timber Sales (BCTS) has entered into an agreement with the Sunshine Coast Trails Society (SCTS)which formally recognizes the society’s role maintaining trails on the lower Coast. The Memorandum of Understanding also includes Recreation Sites and Trails BC. This is the first project of this type on the Sunshine Coast. The one-year agreement formalizes the ... Read More »

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