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Business association in dispute with Sechelt farmers market

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The Sechelt Downtown Business Association (SDBA) has written a letter to Sechelt Council complaining that the Sechelt Farmers’ Market is not cooperating with organizers of the Canada Day Parade regarding traffic flow and parade marshalling during the major annual event. The letter also expresses a number of other longstanding concerns about the Farmers’ Market that ... Read More »

Fire destroys Creek cabin

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Fire destroyed a guest cabin at 1557 Hanbury Rd. in Roberts Creek on June 18. Two people sleeping inside escaped without injury. A total of 14 Roberts Creek fire fighters turned out at 4:45am – on Father’s Day – to fight the fire, along with a water tanker and crew from Sechelt. The building was ... Read More »

Ahoy, Voyageurs!

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A group of nine canoes land in Gibsons harbour on June 17, and are greeted by Mayor Wayne Rowe, lower left. The 90 paddlers – a quarter of them from the Sunshine Coast – were celebrating Canada 150 with a six-day journey from Egmont to West Vancouver. The journey was organized by the Gibsons Paddle ... Read More »

It took a village to make Salish Sea film

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The June 26 premiere of the film “This Living Salish Sea” represents the culmination of four and a half years of work on the part of Gibsons artist and filmmaker, Sarama, and extraordinary support from residents of the Sunshine Coast. “This is very much a Sunshine Coast supported project. The community really came together to ... Read More »

Coast’s Gnarliest Tree photo contest

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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 »

Housing rules scrutinized in affordability review

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The Sunshine Coast Regional District is reviewing land use planning policies in its rural areas, with the goal of increasing the supply of affordable housing in neighbourhoods that are already serviced and close to transportation. At the Planning and Community Development Committee meeting of June 8, regional directors accepted staff’s recommendation to start drafting changes ... Read More »

Fire destroys Sechelt home

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Fire destroyed this house at 5432 Monkey Tree Lane in Sechelt about 5am on June 10. Six people inside escaped but some had to jump from a second-floor balcony. A machine was brought in to remove the metal roofing so crews could fully extinguish the fire. The Sechelt Fire Department said the fire may have ... Read More »

Gibsons pool finally to get new hot tub

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Gibsons pool users who have been without their hot tub for a year and a half may look forward to a new tub this fall, if repairs are completed as scheduled during the summer pool closure (July 28 to Sept. 5). On June 8, the SCRD board voted on to award a contract to Alfred ... Read More »

‘Creature’ created from the deep

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Artist Sandy Buck poses with “Dredge – the creature from the deep” at the Oceans Day celebration in Sechelt June 10. Most of the materials used – the shopping basket, the tires – were recovered the day before by divers cleaning up under the Porpoise Bay government dock. Another clean-up along the Trail Bay beach ... Read More »

Promotional idea just didn’t fly

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It seemed like such a good idea, a sure-fire way to attract attention. Steve Willgoose wanted people to notice his business, Willgoose Wood, where he makes “live edge” slab tables just off Hwy 101 at Middlepoint. So he bought a plane that had been used as a movie prop, and on June 2 he hung ... Read More »

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