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Nohr: Addressing mistreatment of elected officials


This month, some of the Sunshine Coast regional directors attended a UBCM workshop in Vancouver, which included sessions on communicating with constituents in today’s social media culture. These workshops addressed the challenge that elected officials now face in dealing with bullying and negative comments, all the while trying to be positive in their efforts to ... Read More »

Milne: District staff working hard for the community

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Last month I addressed regional and alternative service delivery from our four local governments. This month I thought I’d take a closer look at the range of work local governments do – specifically, the numerous daily, weekly, and monthly tasks that keep staff busy at the District of Sechelt. Our staff of 50 is responsible ... Read More »

Rowe: Rare winter conditions a challenge

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As I write this message, residents of New Brunswick are enduring the effects of an ice storm that has caused widespread damage and hardship; our thoughts are with those dealing with the effects of this natural disaster on their homes, businesses and municipal infrastructure. Although winter here in Gibsons has been far less harsh than ... Read More »

A busy month for our MP

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In January on the Coast we had a full agenda. From housing, to youth, to seniors, to concerned citizens – every encounter we had was full of passion for the Coast, the environment and caring for people. The seniors at the Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre showed me around the busy place – my toque and ... Read More »

Simons: Valentines Day start to legislative session will be no love-in

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The Legislative Assembly is being reconvened on Feb. 14, likely for five weeks. It will finally give the Official Opposition an opportunity to ask questions about the housing crisis, the frayed social safety nets, the weak response to the drug overdose crisis, getting big money out of politics, underfunding public education, giving tax breaks to ... Read More »

Nohr: SCRD budget process underway

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This new year, SCRD directors and staff have great expectations of accomplishing more than ever for the community in the 2017 budget. This is the third year of the four-year election cycle for all directors, who now have a good grasp of SCRD functions. In their first year, directors worked on a thorough strategic plan ... Read More »

Milne: Taking stock for 2017

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Welcome to 2017 and best wishes from the District of Sechelt. The new calendar year seems to be a ‘natural’ time to assess our situation and review our plans for the future. Sechelt Council members did just that for their first meeting of January. Working with the authors of the District’s Change Management Plan we ... Read More »

Mayor Rowe: Budget planning well underway

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As a new year dawns, it is natural for each of us to reflect back over the year just ended, and to hope and plan for success, however we define it, in the year ahead. It is no different for your municipal leadership – except, perhaps, for the potential ripple effects of our plans and ... Read More »

Goldsmith-Jones: Canada 150 commemorations are taking shape


For communities across the country, Canada 150 commemorations are taking shape. At Chatelech Secondary School in November, Diana Robertson, co-producer of the Sechelt Arts Festival, together with Sechelt Mayor Bruce Milne, and Kerry Mahlman, School District 46 Principal for Aboriginal Programs and Services, announced their successful grant application for almost $100,000 to produce S’yiyaya (pronounced ... Read More »

Simons: BC Liberal record one of neglect

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I hope everyone had an opportunity to celebrate the holiday season, and that we all find success and happiness in what we do in 2017.  For those who have been separated from their places of comfort, through illness, loss, incarceration, poverty, or violence, and for those who care for them, I hope optimism accompanies the ... Read More »

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