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Municipalities vie for federal grants

Both Gibsons and Sechelt are applying for the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program’s BC COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream grants. At a special council meeting on Jan. 25, Gibsons council endorsed making an application for $316,234 to renovate its building at 494 South Fletcher. A verbal report from Director of Infrastructure Dave Newman about the proposed ... Read More »

Regions unhappy with restart funding

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Several rural SCRD directors believe regional districts were shortchanged in the distribution of federal/provincial COVID-19 restart funding. The province doled out those funds to local governments in late 2020. On the Coast, Sechelt received about $3.2 million and Gibsons about $1.5 million. The SCRD received roughly $850,000. That discrepancy, paired with the ongoing costly impacts ... Read More »

Join the virtual Constituency Office Open House

While we are all happy to turn the calendar from 2020 to 2021, the past year has provided an opportunity for leaders of our community to step forth more than ever before. The Sunshine Coast has an abundance of these leaders, people who make incredible contributions to enrich their community. We recently had the opportunity ... Read More »

Communications with MOTI a Coast concern

SCRD committee calls for improved communication with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) were “received loud and clear” by MOTIs Lower Mainland District Manager, Elena Farmer. Farmer was one of several ministry representatives that attended the Jan. 21 transportation advisory committee meeting to discuss the Highway 101 Corridor Study. The study presentation received a ... Read More »

Help keep Dakota Ridge trails pristine

Dakota Ridge is an incredible and beautiful resource for residents right across the Sunshine Coast. Great areas to snowshoe, sled and cross-country ski, but the SCRD asks those with an off-road vehicle such as an ATV or snowmobile to please stay off the trails. In recent weeks, trails that are impeccably maintained by dedicated volunteers ... Read More »

Backing Bees

There is a buzz in the air as a new round of Bee BC funding opens to support more smaller-scale community projects aimed at protecting the health and habitat of bees. Beekeepers, beekeeping associations and regional and community-based organizations can now apply for funding. Each project is eligible to receive up to $5,000 to fund ... Read More »

Vaccination update for the Sunshine Coast

On Jan. 13, Valerie Morrison was the first recipient of the COVID-19 vaccine at the initial immunization clinic on the Sunshine Coast. Morrison is a registered nurse who has worked at Totem Lodge in Sechelt for the past 30 years. Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is administering the vaccine to priority populations, including long-term care residents, ... Read More »

Sunshine Coast COVID-19 Physician Task Force community update #43

Dear Fellow Sunshine Coast Residents: I think we all breathed a little sigh of relief and felt a little spring in our step this past week, as almost all of our long term care residents and their healthcare workers received their first of two COVID-19 vaccinations. While this does not provide full protection, it does ... Read More »

Curbside recycling collection service?

The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) is asking for feedback on the possible implementation of a curbside recycling collection service for residences in Electoral Areas B (Halfmoon Bay), D (Roberts Creek), E (Elphinstone) and F (West Howe Sound) who currently receive garbage and food waste collection. You can have your say by filling out a ... Read More »

Dead animals do not belong in green waste

The title says it all – dead animals do not belong in green waste. Yes, believe it or not, on three occasions in the last two months, dead animals have been dropped off at the South Coast Green Waste Drop-off Depot in Gibsons. The most recent case occurred on Sunday, Jan. 10, when an alert ... Read More »

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