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‘New and improved’ ferry schedule unveiled

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Following a broad public engagement process, BC Ferries has announced a revised schedule for Horseshoe Bay – Langdale, which provides   sailings that match key times residents want to travel, provides on-time departures, increased capacity, transit connections and later sailings out of Horseshoe Bay. The new and improved schedules will go into effect Jan. 2, ... Read More »

Gibsons harbour a job generator, report finds

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A new draft economic development report, presented to Gibsons Council on September 19, reveals the importance of the harbour to the economy of Gibsons. In researching the report, consultant Michael McLaughlin surveyed 95 per cent of harbour-area business owners. He estimates that harbour-related businesses directly and indirectly employ 420 people and generate almost $50 million ... Read More »

Milne questions Sechelt library funding request

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The Sechelt Public Library is asking for more money from all five of its local government funders to bring it up to par with other BC libraries. Their five-year funding agreement, which expires in 2018, gives them an increase of five to six per cent each year, but Chief Librarian Margaret Hodgins says that’s not ... Read More »

Ferry-to-ferry trail one step closer


An off-highway route for cyclists and pedestrians stretching from ferry to ferry is one step closer to realization with the approval $57,500 in grant funding for the planning of the Suncoaster Trail Phase 2. At the Planning and Community Development Committee meeting on September 14, Sunshine Coast Regional District directors gave the go-ahead to staff ... Read More »

Airport runway to get extension

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The District of Sechelt was to start Sept. 20 on a $70,000 project at the airport that will add 200 metres to the clearway at the end of the runway, giving aircraft increased takeoff and approach distance. The project is expected to be completed in October.  Photo submitted Read More »

Did you really mean to recycle that cash?


On September 18, an undisclosed amount of cash was found at the Gibsons Recycling Depot. The money will be held at the Sechelt RCMP detachment for 90 days. If you have lost cash at this location and can provide the correct amount and denominations please attend the office and reference file 17-6370. Submitted by RCMP Read More »

‘Belligerent’ man fined for open fire, drinking


On September 16 police responded to report from Gibsons Fire Department of a male refusing to extinguish a bonfire at Ocean Beach Esplanade and Harry Road. The male had stated he was aware of the fire ban and that he didn’t care. Police located the male on the beach who was drinking from an open ... Read More »

Sechelt developments move forward

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Four development proposals that have been on hold came to Sechelt Council for third reading on September 6. All four went to public hearing on August 23 after the revised Binnie traffic impact study was received, and feedback from that hearing was presented to council by staff. Two of the four rezonings were for different ... Read More »

Trees logged from burn-area bring profit

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The Sunshine Coast Community Forest (SCCF) is well in the black this year, thanks to better than expected recovery of logs from the area burned in the 2015 Sechelt mine fire, and strong international prices. “It was a pleasant surprise,” said Glen Bonderud, chair and president of SCCF, reporting to Sechelt Council on September 6. ... Read More »

Facebook friend? Not


On September 5, a Coast resident reported he was being extorted for money after he sent an unknown person he’d met through Facebook private photos of himself. The suspect, who is likely using an alias, demanded a sum of money or they would post the photos on the resident’s Facebook account for all his friends ... Read More »

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