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Editor’s Note: The attached letter was addressed to the Woodfibre LNG Project and copied to The Local Weekly for publication. Woodfibre LNG has just announced it’s second round of public info sessions, all taking place in the Sea to Sky corridor. Four information meetings at Squamish, one at Whistler, and one at Furry Creek. The ... Read More »

Thank you!

Our sincere thanks and appreciation to all those who have generously donated bikes and those future donors to Bicycles for Humanity. We have collected more than 100 bikes towards our goal of 500! Also, many thanks to Coast Storage and Containers and Prime Rentals in Sechelt for use of their storage facilities; Petro Can, Rona ... Read More »


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How will you know?

The Town of Gibsons’ recent Boil Water Advisory – the first ever for the municipality – came with a steep learning curve. The Town’s staff knew how to deal with contaminants in its drinking water delivery system, which it tests weekly. But apparently the protocols for informing residents of the developing situation, developed by Vancouver ... Read More »

Welcome to Sechelt

Artist Dean Schutz’ colourful mural greets visitors and residents passing along Sechelt’s Davis Bay Parkway. Gracing the newly-upgraded public washroom near the Mission Point section of the walkway, the design – in Sechelt’s official colours – celebrates the ‘land between two waters.’ With construction on the Davis Bay Wharf underway and expected to be completed ... Read More »

New policies guide resource management for shíshálh Nation

The shíshálh Nation’s recently-adopted policies on aquaculture, water, and medicinal plants throughout shíshálh territory, are designed to supplement the shíshálh Nation Lands and Resources Decision-Making Policy – providing factors and standards that will guide all decision-making pertaining to critical resources in shíshálh Territory. The policies state they are “developed to reflect and carry forward the ... Read More »

St. Mary’s Hospital heliport re-opens

Helicopters are once again landing at Vancouver Coastal Health’s (VCH) St. Mary’s Hospital; its upgraded heliport reopened on June 9, 2014. With Transport Canada’s recent inspection and approval of the $175,000 in upgrades funded by the provincial government, the heliport will transport patients for a range of critical- care needs. “VCH worked closely with Transport ... Read More »

Invasive fruit fly now on Coast

Spotted Wing Drosophila is a fruit fly new to the Sunshine Coast region. It lays its eggs while the fruit is forming, causing it to rot before it can be harvested. This invasive fruit fly attacks more than once per season and poses a real threat to area food crops. To help area gardeners and ... Read More »

Hats off to Canadian Federation of University Women’s Sunshine Coast

Members of the Canadian Federation of University Women’s Sunshine Coast chapter gathered for their annual Mad Hatters Tea Party at the Sunshine Coast Golf and Country Club in Roberts Creek on Monday, June 9. The group, which funds annual bursaries for mature women returning to school to further their careers, believes in having fun while ... Read More »

Boiling mad

Town of Gibsons’ first-ever ‘Boil Water’ advisory prompts uproar from residents A positive reading for contaminants (including e.coli) in the Town’s water distribution system, discovered during routine weekly testing, resulted in the first-ever ‘boil water’ advisory issued for residents served by the aquifer system, (shown as Zones 1 and 2 on the Town of Gibsons ... Read More »

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