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Milne: Is SCRD Board acting quickly enough on water?

Water is essential to life, how we manage water determines our quality of life. Our water supply is managed through the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD). The SCRD sources the water, treats it and provides the infrastructure to our homes. The District of Sechelt Council’s role is to use our two seats on the SCRD ... Read More »

Lumley: Budget time is crunch time

Budget, finance and fun? Fun might be a leap, but as March rolls around it’s once again time to decide where the community’s hard-earned taxes go in the Town of Gibsons. While federal and provincial governments focus on sweeping laws and policies, municipal governments must focus our decision-making on issues that have the most day-to-day ... Read More »

Goldsmith-Jones: Fisheries Act amendments coming

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard has introduced significant amendments to the Fisheries Act. Here are excerpts from the remarks I will make when debate resumes: “I am honoured and inspired to rise today in the House to speak on Bill C-68, ‘An Act to amend the Fisheries ... Read More »

Nohr: Halfmoon Bay – great place to live and work

Halfmoon Bay is one of the five rural areas in the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD). In addition to beautiful ocean views of the coast and neighboring islands, Halfmoon Bay has enterprises that employ a local workforce. For example, a hydro dam, independent power plants, and logging operations help create a strong tax base. Halfmoon ... Read More »

Simons: BC’s affordability budget

BC’s new government has presented its first budget, keying on the promise to help make life more affordable for British Columbians. It includes a made-in-BC child-care plan, a comprehensive housing plan and record levels of capital investment across the province. An investment of more than $1 billion will create 22,000 new childcare spaces, which will ... Read More »

Milne: 2018 proving to be as busy as last year

2017 was a very busy year for the District with trail improvements, a new crosswalk at Chapman Creek, improved lighting on the highway, new developments and several paving projects. Sometimes these projects are scarcely noticed by the public as they are not, in fact, very exciting, but they are very significant. The road, trail and ... Read More »

White: Gibsons church steps up for homeless

A couple weeks ago, an Insights West poll showed 50 per cent of British Columbians identified “housing, homelessness and poverty” as their top concern. This was a 15-per-cent leap from May, and the highest support for any issue since the economic crisis in 2008. The “housing” part of the equation is more acute than ever, ... Read More »

Goldsmith-Jones: Internet improvements underway

Access to high speed, high quality internet is essential for education, businesses and our daily lives. The federal government, in partnership with the government of British Columbia, has recently announced significant funding through a program called Connect to Innovate. Focussed on the needs of rural and remote communities and utilizing fibre-optic backbone technology, we are ... Read More »

Mauro: SCRD Area ‘A’ a unique community

As the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) Director for Area A, Pender Harbour/Egmont, I believe that it is important to preserve the independent rural lifestyle, rich heritage and unique character of the fantastic area we live in. My goal is to work responsibly and collaboratively to achieve these goals at the SCRD Board. Located at ... Read More »

Simons: BC economy is the focus as we launch into new year

Premier John Horgan returned at the end of January from a 10-day mission to China, South Korea and Japan. The government is strengthening economic and cultural ties with those countries – which are three of BC’s largest trading partners – to expand markets, which creates good jobs for people throughout the province. Meanwhile, the finance ... Read More »

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