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Landslide threatens Chapman Creek water supply mains

The SCRDs Chapman Creek Water Treatment Plant’s main feed lines are at risk of failure due to nearby landslides, according to a report received at a hastily called Dec. 31 special board meeting. Slope instability near the mains was reported to SCRD staff by members of the public on Dec. 19. Staff proceeded to monitor ... Read More »

BCCDC Map update December 20-26

The BC Centre for Disease Control local COVID-19 numbers for Dec. 20-26 show three confirmed cases on the Lower Sunshine Coast. BCCDC Map Read More »

Pratt defends Coopers Green Hall project delay

SCRD Chairperson and Halfmoon Bay Area Director Lori Pratt wants decisions about community hall facilities that benefit the majority of residents. She also has concerns about rising property tax levels in the region. To balance those factors, she will wait for a staff report on options to use an Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) ... Read More »

Community spirit

What an amazing community I have recently moved into. Prompted by an invitation in the Letters to the Editor section to sign up for an annual Christmas Community Dinner pick-up at the Gibsons Legion on Dec. 20 (thank you, Peter Moonen), I registered for a dinner. Unfortunately, at the last moment, I was not able ... Read More »

Kudos

A huge thank you to Don Mackenzie and Tom for coming to help fend our sailboat Pilgrim off the beach on the night of Friday, Dec. 18. My tie-up line to anchor abraded thru in a matter of four hours, sending us careening towards the beach in Porpoise Bay. I got three light anchors out, ... Read More »

Many thanks from the Grandmothers

(Re: “Charity chairs,” front page, the local, Dec. 3) Just a note to say thanks for the great coverage of our recent Children’s Chair Auction. We were able to raise slightly more than our goal of $35,000 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. The money will go to the Grandmothers Campaign to support African Grandmothers who ... Read More »

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Economics should reflect what really matters

When you pause to reflect on what’s truly essential and meaningful for you to thrive, what comes to mind? Is it about having more? Or having better? Is it about all the buying or the genuine caring? Is it about over-consuming or connecting and sharing? Is it about loving stuff and status or simply loving? ... Read More »

2021 property assessments in the mail

Property owners can expect to receive their 2021 assessment notices this week, which reflect market value as of July 1, 2020. Assessed values for homes in the Town of Gibsons rose two percent, while the District of Sechelt went up six percent. The average single-family residential home in Gibsons is valued at $671,000, compared to ... Read More »

Gibson pool reopening

Staff are preparing for a limited reopening of Gibsons Pool starting on Jan. 11. Full details of the reopening remain in development. “We are waiting to hear what the updated provincial health orders will be on Jan. 8, and how that will impact our programming and services at the facility,” said Cecilia Garcia, SCRD communications ... Read More »

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