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Court rules George Hotel development permit is valid

A BC Supreme Court judge has dismissed a legal challenge by a local community group that sought to invalidate development permits issued to the developer of the controversial George Hotel and condominium project. The Gibsons Alliance of Business and Community Society (GABC) had argued that the Town of Gibsons should not have issued the development ... Read More »

Dix: NDP must respect Trellis contract

Picket signs greeted Health Minister Adrian Dix in Sechelt on March 19, protesting the NDP government’s decision to continue to partner with Trellis Seniors Services to build a for-profit care facility to replace two public facilities, Totem Lodge and Shorncliffe. Dix addressed a special meeting of the NDP constituency at the Sechelt Legion. A standing-room-only ... Read More »

Gibsons concerned about groundwater search

The Town of Gibsons is inviting other local governments to come to the table to “consider a modernized watershed management plan and a regional approach to watershed governance.” The Town first unveiled this proposition at a private water information meeting for elected officials on March 12, before putting it on the public agenda for Gibsons ... Read More »

Victim extracted from rolled vehicle

A car landed upside down in a ditch on Highway 101 near Mason Rd. March 16 after the east-bound car crossed the centre-line and collided with a large truck. The female driver was trapped in the car and had to be extracted by the Sechelt Volunteer Fire Department and ambulance crews. RCMP say she was ... Read More »

Airport and aerodrome proposals before Sechelt Council

Airports are in the air at Sechelt council. On March 14, council discussed plans to lease hangar sites at the Sechelt airport, and on March 21, a delegation was slated to appear before council with a proposal for a floatplane aerodrome at Sechelt wharf in Porpoise Bay. On March 14 Sechelt’s finance, culture and economic ... Read More »

Gibsons clown wins international award

Gibsons resident Errol Lipschitz recently spent five days with 250 other clowns at the World Clown Association’s convention in Minnesota, where he won third place in the “comedy whiteface” category. Lipschitz trained as an accountant and spent his working life as a marketing officer for a business college. He started clowning with the Shriners in ... Read More »

Sechelt kills SSC development plan

On March 7 Sechelt Council turned down a motion to give first reading and hold a public hearing for a major residential and commercial development proposed by Sechelt Sustainable Community Properties Ltd. (SSC). The vote was six to one, with only Councillor Darnelda Siegers in favour. Todd McGowan, education development director for SSC, appeared as ... Read More »

SCRD deadlocked on water project

A tied vote at the SCRD board on March 8 spelled defeat for a motion to abandon the Chapman Lake expansion project, introduced by Board Chair and Sechelt Mayor Bruce Milne. Milne stated that he would prefer to see the regional district concentrate its efforts on finding additional water supplies and building a new storage ... Read More »

Coast top cop moving on

Sunshine Coast RCMP are proud to report that Staff Sergeant Vishal Mathura is to be commissioned to the rank of Inspector and will become the newest Regional Duty Officer (RDO) with the Lower Mainland District Office. S/Sgt Mathura has more than 17 years of experience as a member of the RCMP. He spent 14 years ... Read More »

Dead bat ‘snitch line’ set up

Reporting dead bats may help save the lives of our BC bats. The Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project is asking residents to report any dead bats to help determine the distribution of White-Nose Syndrome, a fungal disease harmless to humans but responsible for the deaths of millions of insect-eating bats in North America. To monitor the ... Read More »

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