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Looking for History

Something special happens when you present a historical artifact on exhibit. Through the process of curation and interpretation, an artifact becomes a vehicle for meaning-making, often by presenting a certain historical narrative. Recently, I have been considering how some histories are given the privilege of being preserved in museums and archives, while others have been ... Read More »

A Weighty Question

It all started in the 1950s: massive building and infrastructure expansions. Across Canada, capital projects like roads, sewer lines, wastewater treatment plants, streetlights, parks, etc., were built to keep pace with the explosion of the population and the migration of much of that population to more urban settings. However, at the time and for many ... Read More »

Arrest made after break and enter at Smokelord

On Sunday, Jan. 10, at 3:49am, Sunshine Coast RCMP were dispatched to an alarm call at the Smokelord Tobacco Shop at 5536 Wharf Avenue in Sechelt. The suspect was seen on surveillance video prying the deadbolt lock off the front door, entering and stealing $1,200 worth of retail products. With the help of other local ... Read More »

Weekly Horoscope

Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19) A strong assertion of your sense of individuality has been steadily growing over the past several months.  Now it comes  to a peak moment with Mars aligned with Uranus. Manifesting as an emboldened stride with heavy steps, you will plow through any opposition  with bulldozer torque. Yet, you are also willing ... Read More »

Literacy Week

Family Literacy Week begins on Jan. 25 and is a great opportunity to reflect on how we support optimal literacy development in our community. At the Gibsons and District Public Library, we are celebrating this week in partnership with Sunshine Coast Literacy Coalition by bringing you a fun way to share a wonderful book outside. ... Read More »

Rains flood Halfmoon Bay sewage plant

An accumulation of rainfall leading up to Jan. 13 forced the SCRDs Square Bay wastewater treatment facility to divert 80 cubic meters of incoming water to the Salish Sea. Staff were called to the plant in Halfmoon Bay at 12:30am on Jan. 13 to bypass system inflows. The diversion continued over four hours. Manager of ... Read More »


The Sunshine Coast RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 33-year-old Jarrett Lernowich, who is wanted on three outstanding arrest warrants. Lernowich failed to appear in Sechelt provincial court, and, as a result, the warrants were issued for his arrest. Investigators believe that Lernowich is actively evading police and his current whereabouts are ... Read More »

SCRD adjusting board pay

Changes that will see municipal SCRD directors taking a pay cut in 2021 were endorsed at the Jan. 14 board meeting. Staff were asked to overhaul the Directors Remuneration Bylaw to simplify how director’s pay is calculated, based on input received from three community volunteers that formed the Directors’ Remuneration Review Task Force. The board ... Read More »

Bear Sanctuary

After first hiking into the Dakota Bear Sanctuary in August 2013, the environmental group Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) has managed to keep the proposed logging of this ancient forest from occurring. The area is found on steep slopes and a ridgetop running behind Mt. Elphinstone. It contains big red and yellow cedar trees that hollow ... Read More »

Man’s body recovered from Ruby Lake

North Pender Harbour’s Ruby Lake was the scene of a suspected drowning over the New Year’s Day weekend. Sunshine Coast RCMP Media Relations Officer Karen Whitby released a statement that a 22-year-old male, who was not a resident of the Sunshine Coast, was reported as missing from a nearby cabin at about 1pm on Jan. ... Read More »

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