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Record attendance for Home & Cottage Show

The arena and parking lot at Gibsons & Area Community Centre swarmed with nearly 1600 attendees at the annual Home and Cottage Show on Saturday, June 14. Displays introduced visitors to the possibilities of solar energy, the excitement of fibre optic connectivity, and even made banking fun for the family. Ideas for tiny homes, conventional ... Read More »

South Coast Ford hosts playground fundraiser

      Innovative test-drive event yields cash for accessible playground at Gibsons Elementary School. South Coast Ford brought Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited’s innovative Drive 4 UR School program to the Sunshine Coast on Saturday, June 14 to raise money for Gibsons Elementary School. For every person who test-drove a Ford F-150, Explorer, ... Read More »

Gibsons Boil-Water advisory lifted; Stage 3 Water Restrictions in effect

I am writing to provide you with an update on the Boil Water Notice that has affected zones 1 and 2 of our Town. After much cautious review and repeated testing, the Boil Water Notice has now been lifted by Vancouver Coastal Health. As we continue to work on discovering and addressing the causes of this first-ever ... Read More »

Boil water advisory issued for Town of Gibsons

An urgent message from Mayor Wayne Rowe Town of Gibsons I’m writing to share with you a concern that has arisen in the course of routine testing of our drinking water supply: we have just learned that Gibsons residents living in zones one and two need to boil tap water for at least one minute ... Read More »

Sharp kids capture fencing medals

PHOTO: Sunshine Coast Fencing Club competitors swept the Y14 Foil medals at the TFA Youth Circuit Grand Final competition on June 1. Left to right – Fynn Mansbridge-Fafard (Gold), Landseer Enga (Silver), Mikaly Newton (Bronze) own the podium . Sunshine Coast Fencing Club (SCFC) swept the medals in one division (Y14 Foil) and ran off ... Read More »

Health and wellness survey needs 1,300 voices 

Time is running out to hear the voices of 1,300 people across Sea to Sky and the Sunshine Coast, as the deadline approaches for the My Health My Community survey to capture residents’ health statistics. The online survey closes June 30, 2014, and aims to collect health and well-being information from four per cent of ... Read More »

Beware: Scam artist posing as SPCA canvasser

To Sunshine Coast Residents and Visitors, We have received reports of an individual canvassing door-to-door collecting donations for the BC SPCA. At this time, the BC SPCA has not made contact with this individual. For personal safety reasons, the BC SPCA does not promote soliciting money from strangers by canvassing door-to-door. As a non-profit organization, ... Read More »

Council working for financially strong community

by John R. Henderson Mayor, District of Sechelt Thank you to everyone who took the time to study and vote on the financing option for our Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) that was the subject of our recent referendum.  Council has now accepted the offer from the Green Municipal Fund to provide us with a $1 ... Read More »

Plastic bags, film still accepted in Sechelt blue bins

Plastic film, including light weight plastic shopping and garbage bags, will continue to be accepted in Sechelt’s residential ‘blue box’ curbside recycling collection bins. Sechelt’s current collection program has the ability to process and repurpose plastic film.  Announcements made earlier in March about removing plastic film from the curbside recycling stream were made with a ... Read More »

Elisa Hendricks WINS on CBC’s Recipe to Riches

Congratulations to Gibsons resident Elisa Hendricks, who took home $25,000 for Best Appetizer on Recipe to Riches. Elisa competed against two Ontario contestants, proving her family recipe could be mass-produced and welcomed by Canadian consumers. To vote for Elisa’s Italian Lollipops, visit and look for her product under the President’s Choice label. It will ... Read More »

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