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Court rules George Hotel development permit is valid

A BC Supreme Court judge has dismissed a legal challenge by a local community group that sought to invalidate development permits issued to the developer of the controversial George Hotel and condominium project. The Gibsons Alliance of Business and Community Society (GABC) had argued that the Town of Gibsons should not have issued the development ... Read More »

Dix: NDP must respect Trellis contract

Picket signs greeted Health Minister Adrian Dix in Sechelt on March 19, protesting the NDP government’s decision to continue to partner with Trellis Seniors Services to build a for-profit care facility to replace two public facilities, Totem Lodge and Shorncliffe. Dix addressed a special meeting of the NDP constituency at the Sechelt Legion. A standing-room-only ... Read More »

Gibsons concerned about groundwater search

The Town of Gibsons is inviting other local governments to come to the table to “consider a modernized watershed management plan and a regional approach to watershed governance.” The Town first unveiled this proposition at a private water information meeting for elected officials on March 12, before putting it on the public agenda for Gibsons ... Read More »

Victim extracted from rolled vehicle

A car landed upside down in a ditch on Highway 101 near Mason Rd. March 16 after the east-bound car crossed the centre-line and collided with a large truck. The female driver was trapped in the car and had to be extracted by the Sechelt Volunteer Fire Department and ambulance crews. RCMP say she was ... Read More »

Brazen robbery investigated

On March 9, around 4:30pm, a female suspect robbed a resident in the 700 block of School Road, Gibsons outside her residence. The suspect came up behind the resident, put something in her back (which was later determined to be a brush handle) and demanded money. The resident gave the suspect a large amount of ... Read More »

Airport and aerodrome proposals before Sechelt Council

Airports are in the air at Sechelt council. On March 14, council discussed plans to lease hangar sites at the Sechelt airport, and on March 21, a delegation was slated to appear before council with a proposal for a floatplane aerodrome at Sechelt wharf in Porpoise Bay. On March 14 Sechelt’s finance, culture and economic ... Read More »

Brainstorming solutions to poverty

Attendees at a forum on poverty at the Roberts Creek Hall March 15 brain-storm ideas about how to reduce poverty. The event was hosted by the SC Community Services Society and was part of the provincial government’s poverty reduction initiative. The government is taking suggestions until 4 pm March 30 at Donna McMahon photo Read More »

Assault with weapon arrest

On March 16 at about 8pm, an alleged assault with a weapon occurred after the male suspect took a baseball bat, smashed out a driver’s side window on vehicle parked in the 12800 block of Madeira Park Road, Madeira Park, and struck the driver seated inside multiple times, causing significant but non-life-threatening injuries. The male ... Read More »

Non-profit community hub proposal goes to second stage

Representatives of more than 20 Sunshine Coast organizations gathered in Sechelt March 16 to discuss whether there is potential to create a shared workspace on the Coast for like-minded non-profits, agencies and social enterprises. The meeting was organized by the Community Resource Centre which has received a feasibility grant from the BC Rural Dividend Fund ... Read More »

shíshálh sign 40-year power deal

Capstone Infrastructure Corporation (TSX: CSE.PR.A) and the shíshálh Nation are pleased to announce they have executed a new long-term electricity purchase agreement (“EPA”) with BC Hydro for the Sechelt Creek Hydro Project. The 16-megawatt run-of-river hydro facility began operation in 1997 and is located on Sechelt Creek, which flows into Salmon Inlet. The new EPA ... Read More »

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