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Sunshine Coast vaccination update

We are ahead of schedule on the Coast. As of Saturday, March 20, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has been inviting Coast residents 70 years of age and older (born in 1951 or earlier) and 55 and older, if you are First Nations, Métis, or Inuit to call 1-877-587-5767 to book their COVID-19 vaccination appointment. There ... Read More »

London Drugs prepares for rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations in BC

London Drugs is preparing to take a big role to support the BC government’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Once the most vulnerable have been immunized, London Drugs will be ready to administer vaccines to thousands of British Columbians over the coming months. “We are ready to assist in British Columbia however we can to immunize people ... Read More »

Sunshine Coast COVID-19 Physician Task Force community update #47

Dear Fellow Sunshine Coast Residents: This has certainly been a month of encouraging news. Although our provincial case numbers have bumped up a little bit recently, our local numbers remain low at less than one new case per day. On the vaccine front, there have been a few hiccups with the rollout, but we are ... Read More »

Sechelt ramps up Restart spending

Sechelt property taxpayers should see an easing of District asks for 2021 tax increases following March 17 council decisions to spend some of its COVID-19 Safe Restart Grant on operational projects.  The highest-priced item to be bought with the funding provided by the province is a $188,000 spend to finally incorporate the OnBase document management ... Read More »

SCRD 2021 tax rates rise in Round 2

All SCRD areas except A (Pender Harbour) and F (Howe Sound Islands) saw their estimated 2021 property taxes bump up between the SCRDs first and second-round budget debates. Tax increases over 2020 levels are forecast for all areas as the SCRD board battles costs “to address key infrastructure challenges” in 2021.  The board is slated ... Read More »

Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal construction

BC Ferries will be conducting construction work at the Horseshoe Bay terminal to maintain aging infrastructure. The work is set to begin on March 30 and is expected to wrap up sometime in July. The project includes concrete restoration work on the terminal’s elevated vehicle transfer deck, which is necessary to maintain the infrastructure.    ... Read More »

Sechelt area postal code changes coming

Changes to postal codes for some 7,200 addresses in the Sechelt and the Halfmoon Bay area are set for April 19. Media relations at Canada Post advised the Local that those who will be impacted by the change will be notified officially by mail. Residents should not make changes until instructed to do so by ... Read More »

Gospel Rock and other chairing challenges

Mayor Bill Beamish faced a bumpy debate that began with the call to order at Gibsons’ March 16 council meeting. Councillor Annemarie De Andrade moved to make an addition to the amended meeting agenda for an update on the environmental protection covenant on the property at Gospel Rock. Beamish reminded her of the process for ... Read More »

Solidarity for Old Growth Forests

Close to 50 area residents concerned about preserving BC’s old-growth forests gathered in the rain on March 19 in solidarity at the Davis Bay pier for an information demonstration. The event was part of a province-wide “day of action” organized to pressure the BC Government to stop all logging of old-growth immediately. In a posting ... Read More »

New Salish-Class vessel named and call for artists for vessel artwork

In recognition of the Coast Salish as the traditional stewards and original mariners of the Salish Sea, BC Ferries has named its new Salish-Class ferry Salish Heron. BC Ferries will honour the Salish Heron name with Coast Salish artwork on the exterior and interior of the vessel and is partnering with the First Peoples’ Cultural ... Read More »

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