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Scam costs Coast woman $2,000

On Dec. 6, a Coast resident reported falling for a phone scam after receiving a call early in the morning from someone purporting to be a police officer. The scammer told the resident that unless she paid off $2,000 in Google Play cards, her bank account would be frozen. The resident did as instructed; she ... Read More »

$548K for job training in Sechelt

The provincial government has announced money to provide skills training for people with multiple barriers to employment – including training for 90 people in Sechelt. The Open Door Group in Sechelt will receive $548,217 over two years to provide “Jobs in Demand” training. The announcement was made Dec. 9 in Sechelt by MLA Nicholas Simons, ... Read More »

Road work in downtown Sechelt

The Trail Avenue realignment construction and storm sewer work was set to begin the week of Dec. 9 and will be complete in August of 2020. The work will begin between Ebbtide Street and Neptune Street, and in January crews will move north to begin working between Ebbtide Street and Surf Circle. Later in the ... Read More »

Thieves go under cars

Sunshine Coast RCMP have had two more reports of catalytic converters being cut off of the underside of their vehicles. On Dec. 6 a Honda Element was targeted on Marine Drive in Gibsons, and on Dec. 7 another Honda Element was targeted on Trident Avenue in Sechelt.  The loss of this item costs the owners ... Read More »

Water rates could increase in 2020

The SCRD corporate and administrative services committee wound up its initial round of 2020 budget discussions Dec. 6 with a full morning session on projects related to the region’s water supply.  All 35 proposals included in the staff submission were recommended to be included in more detailed budget discussions early in the new year. No ... Read More »

Get “world-class” help with water

The Sechelt & District Chamber of Commerce has released a letter dated Dec. 4 – addressed to the chair and directors of the Sunshine Coast Regional District – in which the chamber expresses several concerns about the SCRD’s progress in increasing the Coast’s water supply situation.  “The need for more water has been known for ... Read More »

Stolen wheels

Sometime between Dec. 3 and 4, a Ford F-150 parked at Sunshine Coast Hwy and Lower Road had its passenger side window smashed and all four tires and rims were stolen.  The photo above is of the actual stolen wheels. If anyone has any information, or witnessed this theft please call RCMP or CrimeStoppers at ... Read More »

B&E caught on camera

On Nov. 20 police were called to a report of a male who had allegedly broken into a Gibsons business and was seen on security cameras forcing open drawers and an office door of the business. Suspect is described as a white male 5’8”, medium build, shaved head wearing black track pants and a black ... Read More »

The push for hosts with rentals

Allowing short term rental (STR) accommodations only where there is management onsite has been the preference of two of the Coast’s local governing bodies.  At the Dec. 3 Gibsons council meeting further investigation to allow “unhosted” rentals was deferred until the Coast’s housing strategy is ready.  Completion of that document is slated for spring 2020. ... Read More »

Art for supportive housing

Conditional approval of a development permit for the proposed supportive housing project on School Road was authorized at the Dec. 3 Gibsons council meeting.  Council requested the project’s landscape plan include trees that will provide screening between the planned 40-unit apartment building and an adjacent single family property.  Permit issuance is also dependent on council ... Read More »

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