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Coast transit expansion abruptly deferred

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After voting in March to expand transit service on the Sunshine Coast, the SCRD board now appears to have done an about-face at the committee level. At the May 18 meeting of the Infrastructure Services Committee, operating agreements with BC Transit that are required to implement the transit expansion were defeated, leaving the future of ... Read More »

Stage show will sail into Gibsons wharf

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Organizers of the Sea Cavalcade festival have scored a coup this year by booking an international seafaring theatre company to perform a costume drama from a tall ship docked at the main wharf in Gibsons. In a presentation to the Town of Gibsons’ Committee of the Whole on May 16, Music in the Landing organizer ... Read More »

Ah, those summer waits

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Many consider the beginning of summer on the Sunshine Coast to be the May long weekend, and it arrived this year with spectacular, sunny weather.  And with it, of course, came extra pressure on the ferries, causing overloads and sailing waits on both ends. The Langdale lot here is seen filling up on May 22. ... Read More »

A national park for Gambier?

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The SCRD will write a letter of support for a proposed Parks Canada feasibility study into creating a new national park on Gambier Island. The request for the letter came to the May 18 meeting of the SCRD’s Infrastructure Services Committee from Stephen Foster of the David Suzuki Foundation. Area F Director Ian Winn moved ... Read More »

Sechelt online survey results made public

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The District of Sechelt has now posted the results of an online citizen satisfaction survey that Mayor Bruce Milne said had been “hacked” by people encouraging negative responses. The district conducted a telephone poll in November, 2016 and then made a similar survey available online. When some of the online results were sharply different council ... Read More »

School buses: diesel vs electric

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Three 4th year UBC Environmental Science students recently completed a community project on the Sunshine Coast which they began last fall.  The project was organized in collaboration with the SC Clean Air Society, our local school district (SD46) and UBC.  The students’ primary goal was to examine the feasibility of replacing SD46’s diesel powered school ... Read More »

Schools move toward solar

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School District No. 46 (SD46) students and staff are excited to move towards the use of solar power at several sites. Students at Pender Harbour Secondary have been focusing during Exploration Learning Blocks on how to move to solar energy. This project ties into their learning and creates real hands-on projects that students can be ... Read More »

Sechelt proclaims Meatless Monday

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The District of Sechelt has proclaimed June 12 as Meatless Monday on the Sunshine Coast. There are three compelling reasons that Sechelt (and Vancouver, North Vancouver, Port Moody and New Westminster) chose to support Meatless Mondays in 2017. The first is to improve our health. Sechelt’s proclamation states, “reducing our consumption of animal products and ... Read More »

Shíshálh ancestors ‘reconstructed’

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On July 1, the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que. will open its new signature gallery, the Canadian History Hall, with a digital facial reconstruction based on the ancient remains of a high-status shíshálh family, estimated to be 4,000 years old. The result of nearly three years of collaboration between the Museum, the shíshálh ... Read More »

Greens likely took Liberal votes locally

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While BC politicians wait on tenterhooks for the results of judicial recounts, and the tallying of 176,000 absentee ballots (May 22-24), the BC Green Party is celebrating the gain of two seats in the Legislature, which triples their representation in Victoria. If the counts do not change the outcome of the election, the Greens will ... Read More »

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