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To mulch or not to mulch – herring spawn season here

The Sunshine Coast Friends of Forage Fish volunteer group would like to remind the public – especially all those gardeners – that herring spawn season is upon us, and herring are one of the many important forage fish species. What are forage fish, you ask? Forage fish are abundant, schooling fishes, and include herring, anchovies, ... Read More »

Round one debate on 2021 SCRD budget complete

A focus on ground sources for water supply, landfill issues and staffing and benefits for volunteer fire departments appeared as high-impact items in the first round of the 2021 SCRD budget debate. These discussions were completed on Feb. 8, after five hour plus meetings that day and on Feb. 1 and 2. Area E Director ... Read More »

Identify & stop cyberbullying

Today’s students have many new things to contend with as they navigate the school year. As a greater number of schools transition to providing lessons, homework and tests on digital devices, students spend much more time online. This connectivity can have many positive results. However, the same availability also opens up students of all ages ... Read More »

Flowers and their various meanings

Flowers can represent various emotions. Flowers play a prominent role in many and holidays, perhaps none more than Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is a busy day for florists. ProFlowers says it accounts for most of the industry’s fresh flower sales. Around 78 percent of the flowers purchased for Valentine’s Day are cut flowers, and men ... Read More »

RCMP Report

Road rage in Sechelt On Feb. 6, police attended a road rage incident that occurred near the intersection of Trail Avenue and Cowrie Street in Sechelt after a pedestrian reported almost being struck by a vehicle. The vehicle driver and the pedestrian got into a verbal exchange, which ended when the driver smacked the pedestrian’s ... Read More »

Views vary on Sechelt’s ops centre project

With two weeks left for Sechelt voters to register opposition to municipal borrowing of up to $2.77 million for a new operations (ops) centre, a range of opinions on the project and the loan are being expressed. Sechelt has ramped up communications in support of moving forward with both initiatives. As the alternative approval process ... Read More »

VCH reminds residents to plan ahead before visiting COVID-19 test collection sites

Since Nov. 16, all residents in the Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) region are offered two options for COVID-19 test collection: either saline gargle or nasopharyngeal swab when they visit certain COVID-19 test collection sites. However, test collectors are reporting some recipients arrive unprepared for the saline gargle test collection, excluding this as a viable testing ... Read More »

Enhanced COVID-19 health and safety measures for K-12 schools

Enhanced safety measures and $121.2 million in federal funding are on the way, as the Province continues to strengthen health and safety plans in K-12 schools to keep students, teachers, and staff safe during the pandemic. All middle and secondary students and K-12 staff will now be required to wear non-medical masks in all indoor ... Read More »

Funding projects, not organizations

Local non-profit groups will be able to apply for funding for events or projects that continue for three years or more, with changes to SCRD rural grant in aid rules. While support for projects that benefit the community will continue, the SCRD has clarified that it will not provide money for an organization’s ongoing staff ... Read More »

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