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(Re: Open letter to Mayor Beamish) Thank you for your comments, Sheila. I agree that we can do more to recognize our marine and cultural history. We have reached out to the Squamish Nation, and members have been involved with the Gibsons Public Art Gallery, some of the utility boxes, the Public Market and soon, ... Read More »

Public art

(Open letter to Mayor Beamish) In response to your invitation for feedback (Talk of The Town, the Local, Feb.11), I propose that one important theme should be Gibsons’ history. A good place to start is with the historic artifacts already on public display, anonymously. For example, there are several parts of ship engines or other ... Read More »

Addiction treatment needed on Coast

Mayor Darnelda Siegers used a Feb. 3 interview opportunity with a CBC national news team to call for better substance abuse treatment on the Coast. In discussing the impacts of the opioid crisis on her community, Siegers said she told the team that “Sechelt has the same issues as other communities, and we need resources ... Read More »

Transit Future Action Plan

BC Transit wants to find out “what has changed since 2014?” in relation to public bus services on the Coast. It will be engaging with area residents this spring and summer to get their views so that information can be part of a Transit Future Action Plan. The presentation of that plan to the SCRD ... Read More »

Chapman Creek update

Work to secure vital water mains at the Chapman Creek Water Treatment Plant is continuing due to a landslide that occurred in late December 2020. In the past month, SCRD infrastructure services staff and contractors have been placing anchors and two beams in the area that will be used to support two water mains from ... Read More »

New provincial firearms lab

Police in BC will have one more tool to help suppress organized crime and gun violence, thanks to a newly opened provincial forensic firearms lab. The BC Provincial Forensic Firearms Laboratory will be a centralized firearms intelligence hub, helping increase police capacity to analyze illegal firearms used for criminal activity and seized by police. “This ... Read More »

SD46 on student mental health and bullying

School District #46’s (SD46) mission statement – committing to supporting each student to experience joy and fulfillment in realizing their potential – is prominently displayed on its website homepage. Knowing the damage that bullying can inflict on individuals, Kate Kerr, the district’s director of instruction for inclusive education, is on a community team that ensures ... Read More »

What’s Happening February 18-22, 2021

Due to current BC health orders, please contact local event coordinators to confirm events. Thursday, February 18 Virtual Storytime – the whole family can share in songs, rhymes, and stories (all-day), details at Art Exhibition: Black History Month – Denise Brown ‘The Fabric of Freedom’ (to Feb. 28), 11am-4pm, Gibsons Public Art Gallery, 431 ... Read More »

The stories that they tell

Certain people can take you back in time when they tell a story. Jeff Newman was one of those people. Suddenly, you are there with him in a fishing boat reeling in a 72-pound lingcod or watching him ride a horse up the steps of Elphinstone High School, much to the chagrin of the teachers. ... Read More »

Rural communities seeing a surge in real estate sales

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly had an impact on where buyers are now considering buying. Working from home being the new normal, rural communities such as the Sunshine Coast are seeing a surge in real estate sales. But what specific features of a home are now more important to buyers than they were pre-pandemic? Here ... Read More »

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