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Map update February 14-20

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The annual fundraiser officially closed at Gibsons Wendy’s/Tim Hortons recently as restaurant Vice-President, Operations Oliver Fuerniss (left), Sunshine Coast Minor Hockey Association President Stuart Frizzell, restaurant owner Klaus Fuerniss, and SCMHA Ways and Means Director Melissa Tripp met to hand over festival proceeds of $7,065. Funds will help pay for ice time and keep fees ... Read More »

Costs increasing for airport project

Lighting improvements, COVID-19 protocols and inflation mean that Sechelt will be using more of the $3.18 million it has available for pavement repairs and a 214-meter airport runway extension. Council approved funding sources for the project at its Feb. 17 meeting. In addition to BC Air Access grants totalling $2.35 million, Sechelt will allocate up ... Read More »

Decisions on drag racing deferred

The Sunshine Coast Drag Racing Association (SCDRA) has been waiting since October 2020 for a response from Sechelt about its request for 2021 race dates at the airport. Following a second deferral of the matter at the Feb. 17 council meeting, any decision has been put off until March 3 at the earliest. The most ... Read More »

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Coast To Capital

Access to high-speed internet has become an essential part of modern-day life. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted this reality, as for so many, it has transformed the way we must communicate for work, in education, and with our loved ones. While the Sunshine Coast is fortunate to have a high degree of high-speed broadband connectivity ... Read More »

Inhumane rebuttal

(Re: “Inhumane,” letters, the Local, Feb. 18) I have just moved to Sechelt, and enjoy my new environment very much, as well as reading the Local. I am irritated with Carole James’ comments calling Sechelt Hospital’s COVID-19 visitor restrictions “inhumane.” She even went as far as comparing the safety precautions of the hospital a “somewhat ... Read More »

User fees

The taxes on my little household in West Sechelt are almost double what they would be in a similar house in similar circumstances in North Saanich. Our ferries are packed with weekenders and vacationers who come up here for holidays and outdoor experiences, complete with a trunk load of Costco supplies. These visitors are an ... Read More »

IWD 2021

Spring is just around the corner, which means International Women’s Day is on its way on March 8. This year would have been the Sunshine Coast Labour Council’s 17th annual IWD celebration at the Roberts Creek Hall, with potluck and entertainment by local talents and inspirational speakers. Instead, we will be focusing our campaign on ... Read More »


With Alzheimer’s Awareness Month 2021 at an end, the Alzheimer Society of BC would like to thank the people of Sechelt and the rest of the Sunshine Coast for the role they play in helping to change the future for people living with dementia and their families across BC. While the Alzheimer Society of BC’s ... Read More »

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