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BC Ferries reports on engagement process

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BC Ferries has released the results of its recent public engagement program on schedule changes for the Horseshoe Bay – Langdale and Horseshoe Bay – Snug Cove routes. The broad engagement effort reached more than 4,000 people in just over six weeks. Highlights from the feedback the communities provided include: • Reliable sailing times and ... Read More »

No airport expansion anytime soon

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The airport was back on Sechelt’s agenda at an August 9 meeting of the finance, culture and economic development committee, after council decided to revisit the 2014 airport expansion business case. Doug Stewart, director of corporate and financial services, reviewed the 2014 report by InterVISTAS Consulting Group and presented recommendations. “I had some concerns with ... Read More »

Work Hub set to re-open after flood

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Almost exactly a year after being flooded out, the Gibsons FUSE Community Work Hub will re-open in September, with an infusion of new enthusiasm from two new managing co-directors. FUSE WorkHub in Gibsons was born when Mark and Sheila Cameron saw the co-working space started by the Art Farm and Community Futures in Sechelt in ... Read More »

Fee elimination expected to boost adult enrolment

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The announcement by Premier John Horgan that the NDP government is eliminating most of the fees for Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English Language Learning (ELL) programs is good news for Capilano University’s kálax-ay campus in Sechelt. In 2015, the Liberal government imposed tuition fees up to $1,600 per semester, leading to a dramatic drop ... Read More »

New exec at Gibsons Public Market

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The Gibsons Community Building Society, operator of the Gibsons Public Market, is pleased to announce Colin Stansfield will be taking the helm as executive director replacing Gerry Zipursky who has been leading the project since the start. “This change is somewhat bittersweet because Gerry is a founding member and visionary of the project who has ... Read More »

Days of haze

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Compare the view of Gibsons Landing from Soames Hill on a sunny June 23 (top), and on a smoky August 3. Environment officials urge caution around outdoor activities when the smoke from wildfires in the Interior is heavy. And authorities on the Sunshine Coast are taking a zero tolerance approach to the ban on fires. ... Read More »

Zero tolerance for open fires

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“Public safety is paramount,” says Gibsons and District Fire Department Chief Rob Michael in response to questions about what the current burning ban on the Sunshine Coast encompasses and how it is enforced. Fires were on everyone’s mind in the past week, as smoke from Interior fires blanketed the south coast of BC, and the ... Read More »

Parking reduction approved despite overflow concern

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Sechelt’s Planning and Community Development (PCD) Committee has given the thumbs up to a request from the Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre Society to enable expansion of their building by allowing them to reduce the number of parking spaces on site. But it was a close thing. In a report to the July 26 PCD meeting, ... Read More »

Formulating a food policy

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Approximately 50 Sunshine Coast residents joined Member of Parliament Pamela Goldsmith-Jones at the Gibsons Public Market on August 2 to participate in “Democracy Talks: A Food Policy for Canada.” The event, which is part of a national consultation on the health, environmental, social, and economic goals related to food in Canada, brought together food experts, ... Read More »

BC Ferries announces more August weekday sailings

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BC Ferries has announced more weekday sailings on the Horseshoe Bay – Langdale route for the remainder of August. Midday traffic is on the rise and with many people travelling outside the busy Fridays and Sundays, BC Ferries wants to make the customer experience as smooth as possible. In addition to the summer schedule already ... Read More »

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