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BC tops over 70,000 COVID-19 cases

BC reported another 1,236 new cases of COVID-19 over the past weekend, bringing the provincial total to 70,952. There are 3,976 active cases of COVID-19 in the province right now, with 234 individuals hospitalized, 69 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation. Currently, 6,923 people are under ... Read More »

Developing A Public Art Policy (Part 1)

“Our public spaces are critical to a civic life that honours and celebrates our humanity and history and responds to cultural and political change…public art continues to enrich our environment, promotes us to ask questions and feeds our imaginations.” (Smith McNally and Hsu, ‘Conservation of Contemporary Public Art,’ The Getty Conservation Institute, Fall 2012.) In ... Read More »

Town of Gibsons seeks members for advisory design panel

The Town of Gibsons is currently seeking members for its newly-established advisory design panel (ADP). The ADP will advise council on the design quality of development applications and make recommendations to council on the approval process. The ADP will comprise six regular members, including two architects (members of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia), one ... Read More »

Weekly Horoscope

Tip of the Week:   This powerful New Moon in Aquarius hosts a rare six planet alignment. Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn form this Aquarius stellium. The last time this occurred was in February 2009 which hosted 6 planets + the North Node in Aquarius and the time prior to that was 1962 which ... Read More »

Enter your pet in the BC SPCAs Calendar Contest, Feb 11–28

Is there a special animal who always puts a smile on your face? Celebrate them by winning them a spot in the BC SPCA’s 2022 Calendar. For many animal-lovers, their pets have gotten them through some tough times during the past year, and the Calendar Contest, presented by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, offers a great way to ... Read More »

Nominate BC’s champions of multiculturalism, anti-racism

The province is seeking nominations to honour individuals and organizations that are strengthening multiculturalism and taking a stand against racism and discrimination throughout BC. British Columbians can now submit nominations for the Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Awards for individuals, organizations, and youth whose work has enhanced inclusion and cultural diversity and reduced racism and discrimination in ... Read More »

Covid Numbers January 24-30, 2021

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Sandy Beach

Sandy Beach on the southwest shoreline of Lhek’tines’/Keats Island has made history for the Islands Trust Conservancy (ITC) as the 30th nature reserve created in 30 years. Sandy Beach was a part of Keats Camp, a Baptist summer youth camp operated by the Convention of Baptist Churches of BC, founded in 1926. The land was ... Read More »

A tale of two sewage fees

Unlike in Charles Dickens’ novel of a similar title, while not the best or the worst of times, it is time for local municipalities to set annual sewer rates. Initial proposals from staff are to increase 2021 sewer user fees by five percent in Gibsons and by 23 percent in Sechelt. If approved, the results ... Read More »

Town accepting applications for COVID-19 Safe Restart Community Grants

The Town of Gibsons is now accepting grant applications from local non-profit organizations which have been negatively affected by COVID-19. A total of $25,000 in grant funding is available to not-for-profits that provide services to vulnerable people, and there is a limit of $1,000 per organization. “This past November, the Town learned that we would ... Read More »

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