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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 »

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 »

Housing rules scrutinized in affordability review

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The Sunshine Coast Regional District is reviewing land use planning policies in its rural areas, with the goal of increasing the supply of affordable housing in neighbourhoods that are already serviced and close to transportation. At the Planning and Community Development Committee meeting of June 8, regional directors accepted staff’s recommendation to start drafting changes ... Read More »

Fire destroys Sechelt home

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Fire destroyed this house at 5432 Monkey Tree Lane in Sechelt about 5am on June 10. Six people inside escaped but some had to jump from a second-floor balcony. A machine was brought in to remove the metal roofing so crews could fully extinguish the fire. The Sechelt Fire Department said the fire may have ... Read More »

Gibsons pool finally to get new hot tub

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Gibsons pool users who have been without their hot tub for a year and a half may look forward to a new tub this fall, if repairs are completed as scheduled during the summer pool closure (July 28 to Sept. 5). On June 8, the SCRD board voted on to award a contract to Alfred ... Read More »

Inlet development project cancels summer events

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Everyone at the Sechelt Sustainable Community (SSC) regrets to announce the cancellation of several of their popular community events. In order to focus resources on the unpredictable zoning amendment process with the District of Sechelt, SSC has been forced to cut this year’s Paddling Festival, Electric Vehicle Festival, and its Urban Demonstration Garden. Financial support ... Read More »

Council welcomes report on seniors

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At their regular meeting on June 7, District of Sechelt councillors gave a warm reception to an Age Friendly Community Plan developed by the Sunshine Coast Seniors Planning Table. Alison Leaney, Coordinator of the Seniors Planning Table, appeared as a delegation to introduce the report, which was based on feedback from focus groups involving over ... Read More »

BC Ferries says ‘engagement process’ drawing high interest

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In the first 21 days of its public engagement process with the Sunshine Coast and Bowen Island, BC Ferries received an above average response rate of 11 per cent, or 3,200 responses, through an online survey regarding schedule preferences. BC Ferries is also hosting stakeholder interviews, community workshops, scheduled events, and engagement opportunities in the ... Read More »

Promotional idea just didn’t fly

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It seemed like such a good idea, a sure-fire way to attract attention. Steve Willgoose wanted people to notice his business, Willgoose Wood, where he makes “live edge” slab tables just off Hwy 101 at Middlepoint. So he bought a plane that had been used as a movie prop, and on June 2 he hung ... Read More »

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