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Rowe: Housing affordability affects everyone

As most people who are lucky enough to do so will attest, there’s no place better to reside than the Sunshine Coast. From our stunning ocean views and varied beaches, to our verdant, trail-laced forests and our generous, engaged and creative communities, the Coast is truly a wonderful place to live. Unfortunately, that opportunity is ... Read More »

Goldsmith-Jones: Housing strategy in the works

The federal government is taking a leadership role in housing, with Canada’s first ever National Housing Strategy (NHS). The strategy is the result of two years of extensive consultation, which community members on the Coast have participated in. The NHS is a 10-year, $40-billion plan that will address the fact that across Canada 1.7 million ... Read More »

SCRD wins financial reporting award 14th consecutive time

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting. This is the 14th consecutive time this award has been presented to the SCRD for surpassing the requirements of generally accepted accounting principles and demonstrating an effort to clearly ... Read More »

Milne: How BC’s regional districts work

Regional Districts are a unique, made in BC entity and the Sunshine Coast Regional District is unique in the Province. In this and future columns we will explain the ways in which the SCRD extends government services to all parts of the Sunshine Coast. Regional districts are designed as federations of equal partners – some ... Read More »

Simons: We’re getting on with it

The fall sitting of the legislature ended last week, and I’m pleased to be able to point to some of the milestones already reached under our new government New legislation we initiated and passed means big money has been disempowered in our provincial politics, whether from business, unions, or from interests of any kind in ... Read More »

Excellence rewarded at SCRD

SCRD Chair Bruce Milne presents Tina Perreault, manager of financial services, with a Canadian Award for Financial Reporting from the Chicago-based Government Finance Officers Association on Nov.23. The award recognizes excellence in governmental accounting and financial reporting. Donna McMahon photo Read More »

Sechelt marks longtime staffer’s retirement

Connie Jordison was all smiles as she prepared to cut the cake at her retirement party Nov. 17 at city hall in Sechelt. Connie worked 20 years for the District of Sechelt and was communications manager when she retired. Siobhan Smith photo Read More »

Milne: New development applications still coming in

At a time when development in Sechelt is ramping up, District staff are processing applications being brought before us as well as updating plans for the future of our community.  In October, nine new   applications related to development were received.  The status of the over 40 applications that are ‘in process’ with us has ... Read More »

Rowe: Caring for our precious aquifer

Increasingly, clean water and our ability to access it, has become top of mind for many Sunshine Coasters. A growing population, declining precipitation and other environmental changes have all transformed a once plentiful natural resource into a commodity that must be carefully managed and cared for if we are to continue enjoying the many life-giving ... Read More »

Goldsmith-Jones: Reconciliation on track

As Prime Minister Trudeau often says, “There is no relationship more important for our government than the one with Indigenous peoples.” The report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission outlined 94 calls to action for governments and Indigenous leaders in Canada. Subsequently, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould produced a set of 10 principles respecting the government ... Read More »

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