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SCRD relaxes water restrictions to Stage 2


Effective immediately, and until further notice, the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) has declared a return to Stage 2 outdoor water use restrictions for all households and businesses on SCRD water south of Pender Harbour. Stage 1 remains in effect from Pender Harbour to Earl’s Cove/Egmont. The recent rains have replenished the lakes to suitable ... Read More »

Water shortage: Hockey players ‘pay the price’

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Brenda Rowe, president of the Sunshine Coast Minor Hockey Association (SCMHA), had some blunt words for SCRD directors about the impact on her association of the delay in putting in ice at the Sechelt Arena this fall. Addressing the planning and community development meeting of Oct. 12, Rowe expressed her “exasperation” with this consequence of ... Read More »

BC Ferries launches survey on new terminal

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Sunshine Coast residents are being asked for their opinions about priorities for improvements to the Langdale ferry terminal. BC Ferries has created an online survey by that will remain open until Oct. 31 at: Questions and feedback can also be directed to The ferry corporation also held ‘pop-up’ consultations at the terminal and ... Read More »

Harmony Hall ponders daily hot lunch

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The Gibsons Seniors Society has been approved to receive a $10,000 provincial grant for a feasibility study on offering a daily hot lunch program at Harmony Hall. Lee Ann Johnson, vice-president of the seniors society, said there is already a very successful lunch program offered at the Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre, but it needs to ... Read More »

Bears now looking for bedtime snacks

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Bears have begun their search for extra calories and water to fatten up before winter hibernation. WildSafeBC is reminding residents to take a thorough look around their homes and yards and put away anything which may attract wildlife into our neighbourhoods. Marina Stjepovic, WildSafeBC coordinator for the Sunshine Coast, has been out on the ground ... Read More »

Craft distillery approved for rural Roberts Creek


Regional Directors gave third reading on Oct. 12 to a bylaw that will permit an artisan craft distillery to operate on a rural Porter Road property in Roberts Creek. About 25 area residents attended a public hearing on Sept. 12, and 11 written submissions were received by the SCRD. Although neighbours expressed concerns about some ... Read More »

Seasonal signal

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A view of Howe Sound from high on Mount Elphinstone Oct. 13. There is sun in the distance, but the real seasonal signal is the dusting of snow on the trees, a sign that the weather has turned. While it has snowed at high levels, and rained at sea level, there has not been enough ... Read More »

Weekly cartoon October 19

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Editorial: set your child up for success

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The educational landscape is in a mode of constant change, adapting and re-framing itself as new issues arise to the public conscious. With so many things in constant flux, it’s nice to remember that some things stay static yet retain the same importance they’ve always held – chief among them being the importance of good, ... Read More »

Find the balance


(Re “Shelter’s search for a home”, editorial, the Local, Oct. 12.) Your editorial on the shelter is helpful and insightful, insofar as you catalogue and validate the concerns of a neighborhood that feels overburdened, disrespected and unheard.  Yes, we absolutely need the shelter, and that need has finally achieved funding. Yes, the site at Trail ... Read More »

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