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Weekly Horoscope

Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19) The cycle of the Sun through Pisces will soften your edge for a while. This is a good time to retreat and rest if you can. Yet, with 4 planets till in Aquarius, like a powerful current, the momentum of the revolutionary impulse will continue. Mercury turning direct on February 20 ... Read More »

Federal minister promotes new transportation funding in online discussion

Following the Feb. 10 federal government announcement of $15 billion of investments in transportation systems over the next eight years, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Catherine McKenna was part of an online discussion with area local government representatives and residents. The Facebook live event was hosted by local MP Patrick Weiler. McKenna outlined that the ... Read More »

RMCP Report

Found Property On Feb. 9, an anonymous person turned in a found iPhone. The owner may claim within 90 days with a detailed description. The phone has some distinctive features. Please reference police file 2021-902. Traffic violation On Feb. 9, police witnessed a vehicle on Highway 101 near Nickerson Road, Sechelt, having mechanical issues. As ... Read More »

COVID UPDATE JANUARY 31 – FEBRUARY 6

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New fire truck arrives in Sechelt

Sechelt is home to the province’s first 100 foot 2020 Pierce ‘Ascendant’ mid-mount aerial ladder fire truck. The tandem axle vehicle, weighing in at 43,605 kilograms, arrived at the Sechelt Fire Hall Feb. 5. Commercial Emergency Equipment supplied the truck at the cost of $1.5 million. That price reflects over $225,000 in discounts obtained by ... Read More »

Win, Win, Win

(Open letter to Sechelt Mayor & Councillors) Our board is pleased to offer the following additional comments regarding our “Win, Win, Win” recommendations as outlined in our letter of January to redevelop portions of Block 7 in downtown Sechelt: 1. The driving force behind our recommendation is the desperate shortage of workforce housing. This is ... Read More »

Hwy 101 corridor study

Staff of the Provincial Ministry of Transportation (MoTI) finally presented their long-awaited “Highway 101 Corridor Study – Sechelt to Gibsons” to the SCRD Transportation Advisory Committee on Jan. 21. Dated August 2020, the review was clearly a theoretical desktop exercise carried out without any real knowledge of our area and the pressing needs we face. ... Read More »

Reasonable expectation of privacy

(Re: Open letter to SCRD board) Members of the public living in both the SCRD and Sechelt that receive SCRD billed garbage collection services brought the recent article “Ban on food waste in garbage proposed” in the Local paper to my attention. They also brought to my attention the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms ... Read More »

New ops building

District of Sechelt council is seeking electoral approval through the Alternative Approval Process (APP) to borrow $3 million to build a new operations building, which is to be repaid through MORE personal taxation. Response forms for those who oppose the loan must be received no later than Feb. 26 at 4pm. Council needs to realize ... Read More »

Thought police

(Re: “Post propaganda,” letters, the Local, Feb. 4) It is true that there is much misinformation and propaganda coming to us from social media, random emails or printed material. Just as Mr. Maser, I often feel offended by some of it; when that happens, the recycle bin is only a few steps away… Having grown ... Read More »

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