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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


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 »

Higgledy-Piggledy fun

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A young girl appears to waiting impatiently for two stilt-walkers to catch up in the higgledy-piggledy parade August 12 in Roberts Creek. The parade is part of the annual Creek Daze celebration and is dominated by pedestrians in costume rather than motorized floats.  Donna McMahon photo Read More »

Coast’s Gnarliest Tree photo contest


The Local Weekly and Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) have partnered for an exciting photo contest. With our unique hiking trails, you or your family have a chance to win by submitting your photo of the ‘Gnarliest Tree’ you can find on the Sunshine Coast! The Sunshine Coast is blessed with a unique forest ecosystem with ... 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 »

SCRD debates who should pay for community halls

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Granthams residents are urging the SCRD to proceed quickly with repairs to Granthams Hall, which has been closed for over two years, and their appeal sparked a debate between directors over who should pay for community halls in the rural areas. Granthams Hall, originally built in 1931 as a United Church, has been a community ... Read More »

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