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Rowe: Encouraging report on Gibsons harbour

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Like many of you, I take delight in the beauty of our harbour, with its backdrop of verdant islands and steel-blue mountains. Similarly, your Council values the harbour area, both personally, as we walk, shop and entertain visitors by the water, and professionally, recognizing its importance as a strong attractor for the tourists who are ... Read More »

Goldsmith-Jones: Ottawa moves to protect marine environment

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For those of us on the west coast, the health of our marine environment is paramount. On Sept. 27, I rose in the House of Commons to debate amendments to Bill C-55, the Oceans Act, which will allow for the implementation of marine protected areas in a timely manner.  Marine protected areas are a mechanism ... Read More »

Simons: Campaign finance reform, finally

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Campaign finance reform is finally coming to B.C. The New Democratic Party has focused on the issue for years, submitting proposed legislation several times while we were in opposition. It was at the top of the list of our promised legislative priorities, and now that we have formed the government, real change is on the ... Read More »

Nohr: New government could make for a different UBCM meeting

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This month at the Vancouver Convention Centre, from September 25 to 29, the annual Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) conference will include elected officials from all over British Columbia, attending to discuss resolutions to amend government procedures. This year, with the change in government, it will be especially important for our local elected officials ... Read More »

Milne: Big developments get one step closer to approval

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A number of development projects in Sechelt have moved forward in the past month.  Oracle Properties has been given the go ahead to proceed with a 17 unit residential development in the Tyler/Baillie Road area of West Sechelt.  This project includes the construction of two affordable housing duplex units. Bylaws for the Rockwood Oceans Stories ... Read More »

Rowe: Gospel Rock development update

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As Council meetings resume after our August hiatus, a number of projects continue to attract interest and feedback. We appreciate this level of interest, which helps bring people to the table to engage in the processes required to move significant projects forward in a responsible manner. One example is the Gospel Rock project, for which ... Read More »

Goldsmith-Jones: Summer update


The weather this summer was spectacular, although very sobering as a result of the wildfires in British Columbia and the air quality and eerie light that the smoke cast across the sky here on the southwest coast. On BC Day I remember thinking that while it is usually such a wonderful weekend, this year was ... Read More »

Simons: New provincial government already taking action

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It’s been a busy summer, and as usual, it has gone by far too quickly.  With the election in May, it took a long time to begin the transition of power; first there were the discussions between the NDP and the Green Party which concluded in an agreement to govern, then there was the mini-Session ... Read More »

Nohr: August is busy at SCRD


August is when SCRD staff get an opportunity to do paperwork for upcoming projects and to complete those that have been ongoing. During August the board normally does not meet, and directors have time to work on local advocacy issues. In two areas, Howe Sound and Halfmoon Bay, the respective directors, Ian Winn and myself, ... Read More »

Milne: District of Sechelt seeking public input

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The District will be engaging with the public on a number of important initiatives in the coming months.  Please consider this your official invitation to be part of these processes. Sechelt is currently seeking input on adding criteria for residential care facilities to our Official Community Plan (OCP). An information and input page is available ... Read More »

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