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SCRD relaxes water restrictions to Stage 2

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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: http://www.bcferries.com/about/publicconsultation2/terminal-development-planning/langdale.html. Questions and feedback can also be directed to tdpinfo@bcferries.com. 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

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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 »

Ferry lower-deck rule takes effect

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Wednesday, Oct. 11 marked the implementation of Transport Canada regulations that restrict passengers from remaining in their vehicles on closed car decks. BC Ferries understands this change impacts customers that need to remain in their vehicles. Customers needing to remain in their vehicles should identify themselves at the ticket booth when they arrive, so BC ... Read More »

Petition demands sailings, not buildings

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An online petition at change.org – demanding that BC Ferries prioritize hourly sailings over amenities planned for the Langdale terminal – has exceeded its 2,500-signature goal in less than a week and is still attracting more signatures. Started by Gibsons resident Glenda Sewards, the petition states that BC Ferries’ plans to spend $2.3 million on ... Read More »

Horseshoe Bay terminal escalator closed until Dec. 8

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Please be advised BC Ferries will be improving passenger services at the Horseshoe Bay Terminal by replacing the foot passenger building departures escalator system Oct. 11 through Dec. 8. Departures foot passengers requiring an escalator will be rerouted to the elevator for the time period.  Passengers requiring assistance are encouraged to make arrangements at 1-888-BCFERRY ... Read More »

New government gets mixed reviews after UBCM meeting

BC NDP leader John Horgan, left, appears at a fundraising lunch in Roberts Creek Hall Oct. 16, along with Powell River-Sunshine Coast MLA Nicholas Simons. Horgan said an NDP government would provide stable school funding instead of the “random acts of funding” by the Liberal government. See story page 2.  John McGee photo

Returning from the annual conference of the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM), Sunshine Coast politicians brought mixed feedback about the direction of the new NDP provincial government. At Sechelt Council on Oct. 4, several councillors commented favourably on a “new attitude” on the part of the province. Councillor Alice Lutes said that she found the ... Read More »

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