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BC Ferries reports on engagement process

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BC Ferries has released the results of its recent public engagement program on schedule changes for the Horseshoe Bay – Langdale and Horseshoe Bay – Snug Cove routes. The broad engagement effort reached more than 4,000 people in just over six weeks. Highlights from the feedback the communities provided include: • Reliable sailing times and ... Read More »

No airport expansion anytime soon


The airport was back on Sechelt’s agenda at an August 9 meeting of the finance, culture and economic development committee, after council decided to revisit the 2014 airport expansion business case. Doug Stewart, director of corporate and financial services, reviewed the 2014 report by InterVISTAS Consulting Group and presented recommendations. “I had some concerns with ... Read More »

Heron family trials

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The beauty and cruelty of nature has been on display in the form of a heron family in a nest, near the Lighthouse Pub on Porpoise Bay. There were originally four chicks, but that was down to three by the time this photograph was taken Aug. 8. Since then, one of the three has apparently ... Read More »

Work Hub set to re-open after flood

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Almost exactly a year after being flooded out, the Gibsons FUSE Community Work Hub will re-open in September, with an infusion of new enthusiasm from two new managing co-directors. FUSE WorkHub in Gibsons was born when Mark and Sheila Cameron saw the co-working space started by the Art Farm and Community Futures in Sechelt in ... Read More »

‘Little Legion’ celebrates a big one

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The current executive, and past presidents, gather to cut a cake Aug.12 at Legion branch 219, the so-called “little Legion” in Roberts Creek. The branch is celebrating its 70th birthday.  Donna McMahon photo Read More »

Fee elimination expected to boost adult enrolment


The announcement by Premier John Horgan that the NDP government is eliminating most of the fees for Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English Language Learning (ELL) programs is good news for Capilano University’s kálax-ay campus in Sechelt. In 2015, the Liberal government imposed tuition fees up to $1,600 per semester, leading to a dramatic drop ... Read More »

New exec at Gibsons Public Market

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The Gibsons Community Building Society, operator of the Gibsons Public Market, is pleased to announce Colin Stansfield will be taking the helm as executive director replacing Gerry Zipursky who has been leading the project since the start. “This change is somewhat bittersweet because Gerry is a founding member and visionary of the project who has ... Read More »

Weekly cartoon – August 17

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Editorial: Protect their paws

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Helping to fight animal cruelty is as easy as a walk in the park. Animal lovers across the province are invited to register and fundraise for the annual Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk, which is being hosted in more than 20 communities in B.C. (The Sunshine Coast walk is Sunday, Sept. ... Read More »

Plaza needed


As this summer proceeds apace, it is obvious that Sechelt is in dire need of a nice outdoor plaza, a town square where markets, exhibitions, and maybe even parades, protests, gatherings of all sorts can be held without having to block off roads. The ideal location would be in front of the city hall, where ... Read More »

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