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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 »

Rowe: Good fun and good news

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This year’s Sea Cavalcade enjoyed some of the best weather ever. Tourists, who have been keeping local establishments hopping all summer, were even more numerous over Sea Cavalcade weekend, and it offered something for everyone, old or young, participant or spectator. Kudos to everyone who helped make it such a success. Our delight in the ... Read More »

Goldsmith-Jones: Food policy meeting well-attended

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On August 2 about 50 Sunshine Coast residents attended our Democracy Talks: Food Policy at the Gibsons Public Market. Thank you to Sunshine Coast guest panelists for kicking off the conversation:  Barb Higgins, Elder from the shíshálh Nation who also gave an opening prayer, Barbara Seed, PhD and Registered Dietician, Mark Lebbell Area D Director ... Read More »

Simons: Here’s to new beginnings

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Isn’t this an interesting beginning to the next chapter in B.C. politics. In recent weeks, we’ve seen the historic swearing-in of a New Democratic Party government for B.C. Also, the resignation of Christy Clark, who announced on July 28 that she’s giving up the Liberal Party leadership and her seat in the legislature. Although the ... Read More »

Nohr: Getting a new view of the healthcare system

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Of my 12 summers as director of Halfmoon Bay, this one has been the most unusual. While on an intended fact-finding trip to Powell River, concerning ferries and incineration of invasive plants, as many of you now know, I suffered a heart attack. This is not an experience I would recommend, but as one who ... Read More »

Milne: Sechelt bustling with summer activity


Sechelt has no shortage of summer activities and events for people of all ages and interests to enjoy. On the heels of two very popular and successful events – Canada Day and the BC Bike Race – I would like to extend a sincere message of thanks to the many volunteers, staff, and sponsors who ... Read More »

Rowe: Taking advantage of the fine weather


Summer took its time to arrive this year, but here on the Coast, it showed up just in time for Canada’s 150th birthday. Throughout the past several days, we’ve had perfect weather for enjoying – and sharing with numerous tourists – everything our town has to offer. Of course, the warm, dry weather is also ... Read More »

Goldsmith-Jones: Home for the summer; hope to see you


It is wonderful to be back on the West Coast until September 18, when the House of Commons resumes. I look forward to being on the Sunshine Coast often. See you at the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts, Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival and many opportunities in between. On July 5 our staff ... Read More »

Milne: New operations centre tops our infrastructure list

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My column this month is an update on the over $6 million in major capital projects included in our 2017 budget. The majority of Sechelt’s 2017 capital projects are funded from reserves, which are akin to savings accounts. The District regularly contributes funds into reserves, from taxes, grants or sources such as Development Cost Charges.  ... Read More »

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