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Complaining 101

Looking to improve the chances of getting your complaints about public entities resolved? If so, the “Complaining 101” training video available on the BC Ombudsperson’s (BCO) website ( may be for you. Staff of this organization, which is an independent arm of the legislature, delivered this one-hour information and training session to an online audience ... Read More »

BC Ferries third-quarter results

BC Ferries released its third-quarter results last week for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021. The COVID-19 global pandemic continues to have a significant impact on the company’s operations and financial results. During the quarter, BC Ferries carried 2.9 million passengers and 1.6 million vehicles, a decrease of 39.6 percent and 22.3 percent, respectively, ... Read More »

What’s Happening March 4-7

Due to current BC health orders, please contact local event coordinators to confirm events. Thursday, March 4 Karen’s Paint Day/Night – Purple flowers, $45, 10:30am-12:30pm/1:30-3:30pm, CREATE, 6538 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Sechelt, 604-989-3345 · Virtual Indigenous land-based learning workshop with guide Richard Till, $75, 12-2pm, details at Technology help with Talia, Thurs. 1-3pm/Mon. 10-12pm/Wed. ... Read More »

Tighter Water Regulations

When it comes to the Sunshine Coast, one of the biggest challenges facing our communities is water. In the past few years, the Sunshine Coast has gone without rain for over three months on two separate occasions. This has put considerable strain on our water systems and has resulted, as you, the residents of the ... Read More »

Market Still Red Hot

The Sunshine Coast real estate market is still red hot. More listings have come on the market, but demand is still far beyond supply. Anything decent is selling right away unless the listing realtor holds offers, in which case it sells on the day offers are reviewed. Multiple offers are commonplace, and there is a ... Read More »

Weekly Horoscope

Tip of the Week: Pisces time lingers on as week three begins. Spring is in sight and will seem to arrive sooner than other years. This will manifest as a surprising boost of energy when Mars enters Gemini (March 4 – April 23) where it tends to manifest as increased mental stimulation and alertness. Mercury ... Read More »

Special O keeps ‘marching on’

As this month’s namesake states, Special O keeps ‘marching’ on. Last week, Special Olympics athletes were treated to a heartwarming webinar with Olympic gold medalist and Canadian Commonwealth record-holding swimmer Brent Hayden. His presentation was chock full of both accomplishment and humility as he walked us through his early challenges in sports to realizing his ... Read More »

Dakota Bowl

The Squamish Nation announced on Monday that it has entered into an agreement with the Province that protects the Dakota Bowl area on the Sunshine Coast from timber harvesting (logging), now and in the future. The cutblock, Timber Sales Licence A87126, was removed from the BC Timber Sales operating schedule in December 2020. The Nation ... Read More »

SCRD/union reach tentative agreement

The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) and Unifor Local 466 negotiating committees are pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached between the SCRD and Unifor Local 466. The agreement was reached following two days of renewed negotiations between the parties and was signed on Feb. 24. “I want to express my sincere ... Read More »

Gravel lands transfer to shíshálh Nation

The Province has transferred three parcels of Crown land to shíshálh Nation. Since 1988, the 616 hectares, known as the gravel lands, have been leased from the Province to Lehigh Hansen Materials and used for a gravel extraction business. As the new owner, shíshálh has signed a lease with Lehigh Hansen to continue gravel production, ... Read More »

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