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Chapman Lake pipeline project delayed

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The SCRD has received a preliminary response from BC Parks to its application for a permit to construct a trench which would allow the regional district to draw down Chapman Lake an additional five metres during droughts. The Chapman Lake Water Supply Expansion Project, approved by an Alternative Approval Process in July 2016, would deepen ... Read More »

Online Sechelt survey ‘hacked’

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The District of Sechelt will not be releasing the results of its first online Citizen Satisfaction Survey, carried out last fall, because the results could not be verified. The online survey was an add-on to a telephone survey conducted by Innovative Research Inc. in November 2016. After the telephone survey was completed by 301 residents, ... Read More »

Developer scales down Sechelt waterfront proposal

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Sechelt Council will not send RTC Properties’ waterfront development proposal to another public hearing until they receive additional information from District of Sechelt staff. In February, following a public hearing at which many residents voiced opposition to the controversial 48-unit condominium complex proposed at Shorncliffe Avenue and Highway 101, Council voted to send the proposal ... Read More »

Invasive plant strategy stalls

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With only six weeks to go until Invasive Species Action Month, regional coordination of efforts to deal with invasive plants appears to be stalled on the Sunshine Coast. A report on Invasive Plant Management, received at the March 9 meeting of the SCRD’s Planning and Community Development Committee, suggests that there will be no regional ... Read More »

Man mugged in Sechelt

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Early on March 17, police attended a robbery complaint in the 5500 block of Wharf Avenue, Sechelt. The victim advised that he had been walking along Wharf Avenue around 1 am when he was approached by two unknown males in their twenties. The suspects physically assaulted the victim and stole his wallet. The male was ... Read More »

Ferries hold line on Langdale route fares

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BC Ferries has announced that there will be no increase in the cost of ferry travel on April 1 for customers on the minor, northern and Horseshoe Bay – Langdale routes. The company also announced a $5 reduction in reservation fees, from $15 to $10 for customers who book seven days in advance on reservable ... Read More »

Police respond to gun call in Gibsons

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Shortly after 8:30 am on March 17, Sunshine Coast RCMP received third-hand information that a male had been seen holding a rifle on Gower Point Road in Gibsons. The witness was a passenger on a bus and notified the bus driver, who notified their dispatch, who called police. Because of the number of people involved in ... Read More »

SCRD spends to increase bus service

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Starting in September 2017, transit users on the coast will receive more frequent bus service, thanks to a decision by SCRD Directors on March 7 to substantially increase funding to Sunshine Coast Transit. Route 90, the express service along the highway between the Langdale ferry and Sechelt, will have service every 30 minutes during peak ... Read More »

Persephone petitions to stay in business

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Frustrated that Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) has refused to revisit Persephone Brewing’s request for an exemption to regulations so it can continue to operate a craft brewery at its present site, Persephone launched an online petition on March 1. The petition, at change.org, asks the Minister of Agriculture to make regulatory changes so that farm-based ... Read More »

BURNCO communications ‘confusing and contentious,’ says Winn

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Fresh concerns were raised about the proposed BURNCO gravel mine at McNab Creek by Area F Director Ian Winn at the SCRD’s Planning and Community Development committee meeting on March 9. McNab Creek lies 10 kilometres northeast of Port Mellon on Howe Sound. In 2008 BURNCO Rock Products bought the 230-hectare industrial waterfront property and ... Read More »

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