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Four years of ferry fare increases

The office of the British Columbia Ferries Commissioner announced Sept. 30 the final decision on the price caps for BC Ferries’ next four-year performance term. The decision allows average BC Ferries’ fares to increase by a maximum of 2.3 per cent annually from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2024. “This final price cap decision ... Read More »

Sign up to receive immediate air quality bulletins

British Columbians are now able to sign up for public health notifications advising people of potential or existing poor air quality in their communities, including the Sunshine Coast. People can enter their email on the government of British Columbia’s air quality website to automatically receive air quality advisories and smoky skies bulletins. Both serve to ... Read More »

New rural zoning for Sechelt

Proposed changes to Sechelt’s Official Community Plan (OCP) sections relating to rural residential developments were discussed at the council meeting Sept. 18.    At the meeting, council gave first reading to an OCP amendment bylaw for a number of land parcels in the Acorn Road area of West Sechelt.  They moved the proposed bylaw to ... Read More »

Gibsons Chamber election meeting

Six candidates running for the vacant West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country federal riding have been invited to an all candidates forum in Gibsons on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 2pm at Harmony Hall. Doors open at 1:30pm.    Each candidate will deliver a three-minute opening statement, then will respond to questions and conclude with a ... Read More »

Environmental questions

Polls reveal that climate change and its related environmental challenges are foremost in the mind of many Canadians. But do our politicians believe this?   Join us for a lively and informative all candidates forum to find out where our local candidates stand on the most pressing environmental questions of today: climate change, restoring wild ... Read More »

Election forum dates

Oct 5 – Harmony Hall, Gibsons, 2pm, presented by the Gibsons Chamber of Commerce Oct. 7 – Chatelech Secondary, Sechelt, 7-9pm, presented by the Sechelt Chamber of Commerce Oct. 8 – Roberts Creek Hall, 7-9:30pm, presented by Voice Lab, focussing on issues for under-40s Oct. 10 – Roberts Creek Hall, 7pm, presented by SC Alliance ... Read More »


On Sept. 11 just before noon, an attempted dognapping occurred at a residence in the 5800 block of Spindrift Street, Sechelt. The suspect, a heavy-set blonde haired woman in her mid-40s, exited a white older model SUV and approached a tethered dog in the front yard with a leash in hand and tried to put ... Read More »

Tater caper

On Sept. 11, a suspicious male was reported in the 400 block of Aldersprings Road, Gibsons, after a resident received a knock on the door from a male trying to sell three potatoes he was carrying in his hands. The resident declined and the male, described as heavy-set Caucasian in his forties with frizzy brown ... Read More »

Federal election candidates for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country

The Oct. 21 federal election campaign is now underway, with five candidates in our riding of West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country. Above, Conservative candidate Gabrielle Loren followed by People’s Party of Canada candidate Doug Bebb, Liberal candidate Patrick Weiler, and Green Party candidate Dana Taylor. NDP candidate Judith Wilson, bottom, is the latest candidate to ... Read More »

NDP candidate announced

Judith Wilson, lawyer on the lower Sunshine Coast in the area of family law and a current resident in the Langdale area has been acclaimed as the NDP candidate in the upcoming federal election, the NDP announced Sept. 17. A long time New Democrat, Judith has been active in local politics on the Sunshine Coast ... Read More »

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