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Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19) Spring is here and the rising feeling it is bringing is activating you both inside and out. With Mercury entering Aries, you will feel like you are coming out of a dream that held on well past the alarm. By early next week, you will feel the ignition and this burst ... Read More »

Improvements coming to the Coast to help out tourism

Gibsons and Sechelt received just under $1.5 million this week to support tourism infrastructure development as part of BC’s Economic Recovery Plan. Gibsons was granted $675,000 for active transportation network upgrades, including parking, signage, bike racks, and electric bike charging stations. The District of Sechelt received $809,019 for three major projects: Trail Bay sea walk ... Read More »

Female salmon are dying at higher rates than males

Female adult sockeye from the Fraser River are dying at significantly higher rates than their male counterparts on the journey back to their spawning grounds, finds new UBC research. For every male salmon that doesn’t make it to their natal stream, at least two, sometimes three, female salmon die. “This is causing skewed sex ratios ... Read More »

Covid Update March 14-20

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Plans to Eradicate Asian Hornet

The Asian giant hornet, an invasive pest that threatens pollinators and ignores international borders, is the focus of an international effort to eradicate it in the Pacific Northwest. That is why in the coming year, BC, the State of Washington and US federal agencies are collaborating on plans to track, trap and eradicate any Asian ... Read More »

COVID-19 Exposure

A COVID-19 exposure event has been reported at Elphinstone Secondary School in Gibsons by Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). The potential exposure dates listed on the VCH website are March 9 and March 11.  Staff photo Read More »

Sunshine Coast vaccination update

We are ahead of schedule on the Coast. As of Saturday, March 20, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has been inviting Coast residents 70 years of age and older (born in 1951 or earlier) and 55 and older, if you are First Nations, Métis, or Inuit to call 1-877-587-5767 to book their COVID-19 vaccination appointment. There ... Read More »

London Drugs prepares for rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations in BC

London Drugs is preparing to take a big role to support the BC government’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Once the most vulnerable have been immunized, London Drugs will be ready to administer vaccines to thousands of British Columbians over the coming months. “We are ready to assist in British Columbia however we can to immunize people ... Read More »

Sunshine Coast COVID-19 Physician Task Force community update #47

Dear Fellow Sunshine Coast Residents: This has certainly been a month of encouraging news. Although our provincial case numbers have bumped up a little bit recently, our local numbers remain low at less than one new case per day. On the vaccine front, there have been a few hiccups with the rollout, but we are ... Read More »

Sechelt ramps up Restart spending

Sechelt property taxpayers should see an easing of District asks for 2021 tax increases following March 17 council decisions to spend some of its COVID-19 Safe Restart Grant on operational projects.  The highest-priced item to be bought with the funding provided by the province is a $188,000 spend to finally incorporate the OnBase document management ... Read More »

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