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Blue herons identified as a significant juvenile salmon predator

Pacific great blue herons could be scooping up as many as three percent of all juvenile salmon and as many as six percent in some years with low water flow, according to a new University of British Columbia study. The study, published in The Canadian Journal of Zoology, is the first to estimate the portion ... Read More »

Inclusive employment pilot lights the way in Powell River

A new inclusive employment pilot project is providing eligible Powell River residents with on-the-job work experience and skills training. At the same time, they earn a fair wage in a new social enterprise. OneLight is a social enterprise that manufactures a fire starter that uses recycled materials diverted from the landfill. It can be used ... Read More »

Some days job harder than others

The adrenaline starts when the phone rings and you see the caller ID. A little rush that subsides slightly while waiting for the tasking details. Often, the rush is over as quickly as it began. The emergency has been resolved, and we are stood down. Other times, the adrenaline sticks with you throughout the tasking, ... Read More »

Weekly Horoscope March 11-18

Tip of the Week:   We have entered the final stretch towards the official start of spring. The timing for the seasonal turn is virtually timeless and stone structures and sacred monuments designed to determine the exact moment of Spring Equinox reaches back to the very dawn of civilization. This cycle of light reveals the intimate ... Read More »

Sunshine Coast Foundation seeks next generation of donors

Philanthropy for the 3rd Millennium is a program of the Sunshine Coast Foundation that engages with a group of younger (~25-50) workers and community leaders. Its goal is to help them understand the issues, challenges, and opportunities facing the Sunshine Coast, the role of philanthropy and the Sunshine Coast Foundation, and how they can make ... Read More »

RCMP Report

Collisions On March 4, police came upon a single-vehicle incident on Highway 101 near Trout Lake Road, Halfmoon Bay. The lone driver and occupant was uninjured but unable to exit the vehicle on his own. The Halfmoon Bay Volunteer Fire Department attended and extricated the driver from the vehicle, and Emergency Health Services treated him ... Read More »

Covid Update February 21-27

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SCRD tipping fee increases

At the Feb. 25 regular board meeting, the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) board adopted an amendment to Landfill Site Bylaw No. 405, 1994. The amended bylaw will see a revised schedule, and both commercial and residential customers will pay more at the Sechelt Landfill and Pender Harbour Transfer Station, effective immediately. Similar to many ... Read More »

Discover Camping

Since COVID-19 is limiting travel opportunities and British Columbians are planning trips closer to home, the 2021 camping season is expected to be a busy one. Starting Monday, people living in the province will have priority access to campsite reservations throughout the summer in provincial parks. The Discover Camping reservation service ( will allow BC ... Read More »

Pink Shirt Day

Sunshine Coast RCMP took part in Pink Shirt Day on Feb. 24, standing against bullying by wearing pink shirts. Constable McDougall, Indigenous Liaison and Constable Hall, Youth Liaison attended various schools throughout the Sunshine Coast and visited the shíshálh Nation and participated in anti-bullying activities. Sunshine Coast Police Officers also showed support while attending calls ... Read More »

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