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Crowd packs RC Hall for candidates meeting

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A standing-room-only crowd packed Roberts Creek Hall on April 21 to hear political candidates answer questions at a “green issues” forum hosted by the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association. Kim Darwin (Green), Nicholas Simons (NDP) and Mathew Wilson (Liberal) fielded questions from the conservation association and from the floor. (Cascadia Party candidate Rueben Richards did not ... Read More »

Campaign and election info

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There are two more all candidates meetings on the lower Coast  in the run up to the May 9 election in the Powell River-Sunshine Coast riding. All Candidates Meetings • April 27 (Thu) 10:30am, Sunshine Building on old Sechelt Elementary campus, hosted by Sunshine Coast Alternative School • May 1 (Mon) 5:30pm, Elphinstone Secondary, Gibsons, ... Read More »

Nohr: Annual coastal networking meeting well worth it

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Several Sunshine Coast elected officials attended the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC) conference in Campbell River, April 7–9. This was an opportunity to network with other elected officials from Vancouver Island and to tour facilities in the host community that might give them ideas to take back to their own communities. There ... Read More »

Update from the District of Sechelt

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Working collaboratively with others to protect the environment for the benefit of our community is at the top of mind for local governments across BC. Recently, members of Sechelt’s Council had the opportunity to join forces with other local governments at the annual meeting of the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC). At ... Read More »

Debates begin as campaign gets under way

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The provincial election kicked off on April 11, leading up to the vote on May 9. As of The Local’s press time, four people had declared their candidacy for the Powell River-Sunshine Coast riding, although this is not final because nominations do not close until 1pm on April 18. Candidates have already been attending many ... Read More »

Rowe: Ottawa’s help appreciated

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In backyards and on balconies all over town, Gibsons residents who planted bulbs last fall are enjoying the rewards of their efforts; after a stretch of rather dismal winter weather, the first spring flowers are a welcome sight, inspiring many to begin projects they could only plan, though not implement, during those long grey months. ... Read More »

Goldsmith-Jones: Feds helping with local projects

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It was a pleasure to join with municipal and regional district elected leaders in March to announce the following investments in clean water and wastewater infrastructure. Your federal tax dollars have been matched by your provincial tax dollars. Our government is committed to supporting local government priorities to help alleviate the significant burden that expensive ... Read More »

Coast candidates: Kim Darwin – Green Party of BC

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Kim Darwin, 48, has lived on the Sunshine Coast almost all her life. Born on Lasqueti Island, her family moved to Davis Bay when she was two years old. She graduated from Chatelech Secondary School in 1986, and later earned her Mortgage Broker Real Estate Property Management qualifications from the Sauder School of Business at ... Read More »

Coast candidates: Nicholas Simons – BC New Democratic Party

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Nicholas Simons, 52, was first elected to the provincial legislature in 2005. Before that he worked as the Director of Social Services for the Sechelt Nation, and was the volunteer president of the Arts Council. “I grew up volunteering, playing music in old folks homes and hospitals, working with people who are disabled,” said Simons. ... Read More »

Coast candidates: Mathew Wilson – BC Liberal Party

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Mathew Wilson, age 40, grew up in Middlepoint, near Madeira Park, on a 16-acre hobby farm built by his father, Gordon Wilson. (Gordon Wilson, MLA for this riding from 1991 to 2001, is a former leader of the BC Liberal Party and an NDP minister in Glen Clark’s cabinet.) Mathew Wilson graduated from Chatelech Secondary ... Read More »

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