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Editorial: Try it this year


Smithers resident and president of Bike to Work BC Society, Taylor Bachrach has been cycling to work for six years. “There is nothing that beats how great you feel riding your bike to work and home,” he says. “It is amazing how the stresses of the day just melt away. And you take time to ... Read More »

Lawn math


Watering your lawn takes a little over half a gallon per square foot (0.623 gallon to be more exact). That means that every 10′ x 10′ area will require over 62 gallons of water. Doesn’t sound like much, until you consider that a 100′ x 100′ lawn uses 6,230 gallons of water every time you ... Read More »

Winter is coming


(Addressed to Gibsons council and copied to the Local.) Going on six months ago the Gibsons District Energy Utility Company (that is our Town-owned geothermal heat supplier) started to breakdown. At a Town information meeting on Feb. 15 when the system was in “complete breakdown” we were told the Town found out “what they didn’t ... Read More »

Time to smile


At the recent meeting of the Seniors Planning Table with leaders from Vancouver Coastal Health, I notified those present that on April 28 the Lions Housing Society had without warning sent all tenants of Block E at Greenecourt in Sechelt a letter cancelling the meal service. I can now report that the meal service at ... Read More »

Editorial: Distracted drivers are a menace

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Can you see them? They’re everywhere. Our roads see countless numbers of these people every day. All across Canada, they’re a frequent topic of discussion for motorists and non-motorists alike. And they make your commutes more challenging and needlessly dangerous than they need to be. Distracted drivers put everyone at risk. During National Road Safety ... Read More »

It’s a winner

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I am just back from the News Photographers Association of Canada awards held this year in Toronto. My image that you previously ran (the Local, March 2) has won 1st in the Picture of the Year 2016 “Pictorial” category. The picture was taken at the Sechelt landfill, part of a long-term project to draw awareness ... Read More »

Food and shelter


Concern turned to relief last week when residents of Block E in Greenecourt learned that their meal service will continue without interruption. There had been two weeks of uncertainty about the program’s future after residents received a letter announcing plans to close down the popular service due to excessive costs. Residents met to consider their ... Read More »


sechelt hall winter

(Sent to Sechelt council and copied to the Local) The Sechelt Downtown Business Association (SDBA) would like to reach out to Mayor and Council to communicate our disappointment in the rescinding of third reading for the three projects affected by the May 3 Council meeting. Although these projects are not within our defined geographic boundary, ... Read More »

Canadian Spam


Prime Minister Justin d’ Ottawa, the COP 21 Hero of Paris, raised the sword of 1.5 degrees as the threshold for the world to combat mankind’s greatest existential threat. As our Lancelot, he swore his fealty to science. South of the border, the new US President and Vocabulary Artist formerly known as Drumph, clarified his ... Read More »

Editorial: A human role model


BC SPCA Sunshine Coast Branch manager Cindy Krapiec is this year’s recipient of the BC SPCA’s Leadership Award, presented to her at the society’s annual award dinner in Richmond on May 5. Created to recognize the outstanding achievements of individuals who go the extra mile to achieve the society’s goals and who lead and inspire ... Read More »

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