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Climb for Climate Change

Ten-year-old Cody Kelso and his mom, Megan, are climbing for climate change in a 115 km walk from Gibsons to Powell River starting on March 14. They will be passing through Davis Bay on Sunday around 12:45pm. Those with an electric vehicle are invited to bring their EV and honk their horn to cheer them ... Read More »

What’s Happening March 11-15

Thursday, March 11 Virtual Storytime – the whole family can share in songs, rhymes, and stories (all-day), details at Karen’s Paint Day/Night – Gnarly Tree (mixed medium), $45, 10:30am-12:30pm/1:30-3:30pm, CREATE, 6538 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Sechelt, 604-989-3345 · ‘Shout Out’ Youth Art Exhibition (to April 4), 11am-4pm, Gibsons Public Art Gallery, 431 Marine Drive, ... Read More »

Gibsons supportive housing update

BC Housing anticipates that all necessary permits to allow for occupancy of the supportive housing project at 749 School Road will be secured during the second week of March. On March 5, BC Housing spokesperson Henry Glazebrook advised the Local that tenant move-in is “on track to begin immediately thereafter.” Exterior work at the site ... Read More »

Hope for housing on the Sunshine Coast

On the heels of the March 1 multi-agency meeting looking to advance the creation of safe and secure housing for residents of the Coast, the Province announced a program to support local governments to improve housing project development approvals. The $15 million Local Government Development Approvals Program was publicly announced on March 5 by Municipal ... Read More »

Exterior lighting can add ambiance

The value of the right lighting in a home is undeniable. Lighting can instantly transform a room and create the ambiance homeowners are looking to establish. Though it might be mostly seen as a way to create mood inside a home, lighting also can do much for lawns and gardens. Backyards have come a long ... Read More »

Understanding herd immunity during the COVID-19 pandemic

Infectious diseases can strike at any time. Some of them cause relatively minor interruptions to daily life and often can resolve of their own accord when the body’s immune system mounts a successful defense. Other diseases can cause serious, even life-threatening symptoms or spread rapidly, which makes it essential for medical professionals to help slow ... Read More »

Coast could get bus shelters and AVL technology

Local MP Patrick Weiler stood in for Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Catherine McKenna, March 1, making a joint funding announcement with BC’s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Rob Fleming. They detailed that the federal and provincial governments would each be contributing more than $1.9 million to install approximately 150 new and refitted public bus ... Read More »

School hosting a special workshop

A screenshot of two workshop facilitators from Canada Learning Code, Jesse Dougherty (Amazon VP and Vancouver Site Lead), and students from West Sechelt Elementary School. West Sechelt Elementary School was one of the lucky schools selected to host a special computer science workshop last Friday, organized by Canada Learning Code, the country’s leading digital literacy ... Read More »

APC requests variance application clampdown

Sechelt’s Advisory Planning Commission (APC) is asking that District staff create “definitive” guidelines for accepting variance permit applications. The APC made the recommendation at its March 2 meeting in an effort to help reduce the number of variance requests that come before it. The item is slated to be referred to council for consideration at ... Read More »

How your taxes could be impacted by COVID-19

This year’s tax season is unique and could also be very confusing, especially with several measures introduced by the government to assist those who had to stop working or have been laid off. Though most benefits are taxable, many weren’t taxed at the source (meaning the government didn’t hold back an amount of money to ... Read More »

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