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FireSmart planning in Gibsons

An initiative to increase Gibsons residents’ knowledge of the steps they can take to help protect their homes against possible wildfire and what to do in case of a community emergency is set to launch on March 10. “The recent wildfires in BC and South Australia and the trend toward drier summers have made our ... Read More »

Protesters object to pot raid

Local MLA Nicholas Simons and his assistant Kim Tournat encountered picket signs as they entered Simons’ temporary constituency office at Teredo Square in Sechelt on Feb. 21.  The protest, organized by Michelle Sikora was in opposition to a raid conducted by the provincial Community Safety Unit (CSU) at her cannabis outlet, S&M Medicinal Sweet Shoppe ... Read More »

Gibsons supports Indigenous rights

At its meeting on Feb. 18, Gibsons council reiterated its support for the BC Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act.  Council called for respect of the rights in that act, and the rule of law, to negotiate an end to nation-wide disputes related to the position of hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en First ... Read More »

Chamber of Commerce board takes oath

The Sechelt and District Chamber of Commerce’s Annual General Meeting was hosted Feb. 21, at the Blue Ocean Golf Club Grill.  About 35 members were in attendance.   Local MLA Nicholas Simons was the guest speaker.  He delivered a brief overview of the 2020 provincial budget, which was tabled by the government earlier in the ... Read More »

Periwinkle Lane improvement project

The Sechelt Downtown Business Association (SDBA) has a plan to revitalize Periwinkle Lane as part of its efforts to create a safe and welcoming downtown.  That one-way vehicle thoroughfare connects Cowrie Street, at the rear of the Bank of Montreal location, to Dolphin Street, adjacent to Arrowhead Centre.  “It’s an area that lots of pedestrians ... Read More »

Sechelt council looking for money

If local government meetings had themes, “grants and more grants” would have fit the Feb. 19 Sechelt council meeting. From infrastructure improvements to social planning, Sechelt council is looking for funds from outside of its own coffers to support projects. A second BC Air Access (BCAAP) program grant worth just under $1.35 million is being ... Read More »

Gibsons CAO heads to South Africa

Emanuel Machado, the Town of Gibsons’ Chief Administrative Officer, has been invited by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to share his knowledge of natural asset management and the costs of climate change at an upcoming conference in East London, South Africa. The five-day event, March 4-8, is a component of the Building Inclusive and ... Read More »

Why ferry workers are so happy

BC Ferries has been named one of BC’s top employers for the fourth consecutive year. The award recognizes companies that offer exceptional workplaces for their employees by providing forward-thinking and progressive programs. BC Ferries works to create a positive environment for its employees who are focused on delivering great service to customers every day.  Many ... Read More »

Homeless count on March 6

To better understand local issues to help municipalities and local organizations best support people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, government is conducting a second provincial homeless count. The Province is partnering with the Homelessness Services Association of BC (HSABC) and BC Housing to complete 16 community counts throughout the province in March and April. ... Read More »

In brief – Gibsons council supports peaceful protests

At its meeting on February 18, Gibsons Council reiterated its support for the BC Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act. Council called for respect of the rights in that Act and the rule of law to negotiate an end to nation wide disputes related to the position of hereditary Chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation regarding ... Read More »

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