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Town of Gibsons rejects LNG plans

At the last regular council meeting, Town of Gibsons (TOG) council voted to tell Ottawa it wants Liquified Natural Gas tankers banned in Howe Sound, based on concerns about safety and interrupted ferry service for the Coast. The Town of Gibsons motion tabled July 15 states, “LNG is soliciting interest to build an LNG export ... Read More »

Cable car breaks

Sunshine Coast RCMP, Emergency Health Services and Gibsons Fire Department were dispatched to a report of a cable car accident in the 1500 block of Tideview Road in Langdale on Sunday afternoon. Police said three people were injured after the cable broke, releasing the car approximately 75 meters down the embankment. One of the passengers was ... Read More »

Sechelt downtown gets free WiFi

The District of Sechelt will shortly be hosting downtown WiFi with the project launching on Labour Day. A free internet signal will be provided to downtown Sechelt, the Sechelt Innovations Ltd (SIL)’s quarterly report noted, and that the estimated cost for the service is at $70,000. SIL is Sechlet District’s arm-length corporation which is charged ... Read More »

Swimmer makes the Strait in a day

Open water swimmer Rachel Schoeler made history on Saturday night when she completed a gruelling 35 km swim across the Strait of Georgia. The swimmable water advocate left Nanaimo on Saturday at 8 am and came ashore at Reception Point near Sechelt just before 8 pm the same day. “I was so excited to see ... Read More »

Michael O’Connor’s horoscopes: August 14, 2014

Tip of the Week: Before Leo time ends and Virgo begins and with four planets in the lion’s sign, plus the Black Moon, it merits some special attention. Leo is the sign of entertainments, fun, games, play, sports, children and creative offspring of any kind including works of art and performance. Hollywood and show biz ... Read More »

Scorching races and excited fans

It was a sizzling Sunday at the Sechelt Airport as the Sunshine Coast Drag Racing Association (SCDRA) hosted the Hot Summer Showdown. Shade was at a premium as racers, spectators and volunteers found out. The heat didn’t stop the fun as the 75 registered cars put on a big show. In the Street Machine final ... Read More »

Stage 2 outdoor water use restrictions now in effect

Effective immediately, and until further notice, the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) has declared Stage 2 outdoor water use restrictions for all municipal water customers. All those on the Pender Harbour systems remain at Stage 1 until further notice. Outdoor water use restrictions are part of the region’s water conservation goal to reduce water consumption ... Read More »

Star gaze with astronomers

The Sunshine Coast Astronomy Club will hold its annual star party in Porpoise Bay Provincial Park, Saturday August 16 from 1pm until 11:30pm. Check out the sunspots and flares through our solar scopes or stay around to view planets and deep sky objects as darkness falls. There will be a kid’s activity table during the ... Read More »

Power of Paint, Eleven Equal Artists

Almost a dozen artists have been powering up their paints for an art show to benefit graduating Sunshine Coast students. Power of Paint, Eleven Equal Artists are showing at Seaside Centre 5790 Teredo Street in Sechelt on August 15,16 and 17. The display of painted creations will include works by artists Morley Baker, Josefa Fritz ... Read More »

Gibsons hosts outdoor music and circus fest

photo courtesy of A new, ramped up three-day Synchronicity Festival is hanging from the trees to please music, circus, and arts fans August 22 to 24. There’s a lot of fun for all ages, says Arwen Mac- Donald, one of the organizers. “We program it so there’s always something going on, and there’s never ... Read More »

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