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Civil fingerprints to be suspended The Sunshine Coast RCMP would like to inform the public that in response to the new health order issued by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, fingerprint requests by the public for non-criminal matters will be suspended until Nov. 23 or until the current order is lifted. The RCMP offices ... Read More »

Provincial rent freeze extended, pending increases cancelled

Effective immediately, the Province is extending the freeze on rent increases until July 10, 2021, under the powers of the Emergency Program Act and COVID-19 Related Measures Act. This is an interim measure to provide stability and advance notice for renters and landlords while a new cabinet is sworn in. Increases set to happen on ... Read More »

Sunshine Coast COVID-19 Physician Task Force community update #37

As most of you are already aware, this past weekend brought news of increasing COVID-19 cases across BC. It also brought a new Public Health order restricting social gatherings, travel, and indoor group physical activities across the Fraser Health and the Vancouver Coastal Health Regions, including the Lower Sunshine Coast. The new order is effective ... Read More »

Fireworks Spark Debate

Gibsons Council is to decide on Nov 17 if it will enter the debate surrounding the use of fireworks. Councillor Annemarie De Andrade introduced a Notice of Motion at the Nov 3 meeting that, if endorsed, will see a staff report on the matter come forward. De Andrade said she was “quite shocked” at the ... Read More »

Lest We Forget

Darragh Dhillon helping his father, Local Reservist Medical Officer, Capt. Paul Dhillon (12 Field Ambulance, Canadian Armed Forces), set up a display of 48 crosses and poppies around the Sechelt Cenotaph for this year’s Remembrance Day and the period leading up to the day itself. The crosses reference and aim to evoke the famous poem ... Read More »

BC sees spike in COVID-19 cases

After a Halloween weekend filled with large gatherings and house parties – against the advice of health officials – the province has seen an unprecedented spike in COVID-19 cases. Filling in for Dr. Bonnie Henry, Deputy Provincial Health Officer Dr. Réka Gustafson announced at a press conference this week that there were 1,120 new cases ... Read More »

Quarantine Act violations issued

On Oct. 29, Sunshine Coast RCMP was advised that two people who had just returned from Europe the day before and were required to quarantine for 14 days had visited two local businesses. The RCMP contacted Canada Border Services Agency and confirmed that the couple had flown into Vancouver Airport from Europe on Oct. 28. ... Read More »

BC Ferries workers at Langdale terminal test positive for COVID-19

A number of employees working out of BC Ferries’ Langdale terminal are in self-isolation following potential exposure to COVID-19. They are taking this precaution following direct contact with two co-workers who tested positive for the disease at the end of October. “For privacy reasons, I am unable to share the number of employees in self-isolation. ... Read More »

Encouraging active school transportation

Eighteen percent of School District 46 students travel to school on foot, according to a 2020 District survey. The Langdale Elementary Parents Advisory Committee (PAC) would like that number increased for its school and others. On Oct. 29, the Langdale-based PAC hosted an online discussion to look at encouraging active transportation to school to develop ... Read More »

3rd battery electric hybrid ferry launched

BC Ferries continues to roll out its Clean Futures Plan with the launch of its third battery electric-hybrid Island Class vessel. The vessel entered the water last week at Damen Shipyards in Romania. Work will continue on the new ship until scheduled sea trials in February. Following successful sea trials, the vessel will make its ... Read More »

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