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Business association in dispute with Sechelt farmers market

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The Sechelt Downtown Business Association (SDBA) has written a letter to Sechelt Council complaining that the Sechelt Farmers’ Market is not cooperating with organizers of the Canada Day Parade regarding traffic flow and parade marshalling during the major annual event. The letter also expresses a number of other longstanding concerns about the Farmers’ Market that ... Read More »

Fire destroys Creek cabin

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Fire destroyed a guest cabin at 1557 Hanbury Rd. in Roberts Creek on June 18. Two people sleeping inside escaped without injury. A total of 14 Roberts Creek fire fighters turned out at 4:45am – on Father’s Day – to fight the fire, along with a water tanker and crew from Sechelt. The building was ... Read More »

Ahoy, Voyageurs!

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A group of nine canoes land in Gibsons harbour on June 17, and are greeted by Mayor Wayne Rowe, lower left. The 90 paddlers – a quarter of them from the Sunshine Coast – were celebrating Canada 150 with a six-day journey from Egmont to West Vancouver. The journey was organized by the Gibsons Paddle ... Read More »

It took a village to make Salish Sea film

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The June 26 premiere of the film “This Living Salish Sea” represents the culmination of four and a half years of work on the part of Gibsons artist and filmmaker, Sarama, and extraordinary support from residents of the Sunshine Coast. “This is very much a Sunshine Coast supported project. The community really came together to ... Read More »

Salmonid Enhancement funding restored

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A June 15 announcement by the federal government that funding has been restored for the Salmonid Enhancement Program (SEP) is good news for the Sunshine Coast. The program funds salmon education in schools, and also supports community habitat restoration projects undertaken by volunteers around the province. Dianne Sanford, who has been the Sunshine Coast’s Education ... Read More »

Volunteers needed for Sechelt’s ‘Canada 150’ celebrations

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With summer here, it’s a great time to celebrate our community and experience the many festivals and events taking place in Sechelt. You can connect with fellow residents and entertain visitors while taking part in the culture and fun of these many community events.  Details on festivals and a complete list of summer events can ... Read More »

Gospel Rock developer makes rezoning application

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Following the constructive conversations and feedback received from community members at a pre-application Public Open House for Gospel Rock Village (held at the Gibson’s Public Market on April 26), Greenlane Homes has submitted an application to the Town of Gibsons to rezone the property known as “Block 7” from single family residential uses (R-4) to ... Read More »

Have your say on short-term rentals

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The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) is seeking input and feedback from residents, tourism and housing sectors, community groups and organizations on short term rentals (STR). “We have heard from the community that they want action on short term rentals and the SCRD Board has responded,” says Garry Nohr, SCRD Board Chair. “The popularity of ... Read More »

Another multi-family development proposed for Sechelt

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On June 15, Sechelt’s Advisory Planning Commission (APC) got a first look at another new multi-family development for West Sechelt-Panorama Ridge. Fuliving Home Development Ltd. is proposing a 30-unit residential development at 5907 Cowrie Street, across from Chatelech High School. The project features 16 townhouses in five separate buildings, plus a 16-unit apartment building with ... Read More »

Weekly cartoon June 22, 2017

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