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New Sechelt Legion location gets its first reading

Bylaw amendments to enable the Sechelt Legion to move to a site on Inlet Avenue received first reading at the Dec. 16 council meeting. Those changes will be referred to impacted agencies and the advisory planning commission. If adopted, the amendments will change the property’s use to allow for a neighbourhood pub and reduce the ... Read More »

SCRD dam safety report calls for upgrades

SCRD board members, in festive finery, learned that about $2 million in upgrades are needed at the region’s four dams. A consultant’s safety report on the structures was reviewed at the online infrastructure committee meeting on Dec. 17. The report was commissioned to help bring the SCRD into compliance with provincial safety requirements for its ... Read More »

North Lake logging questions answered

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) and Tsain-Ko Development Corporation met online with Egmont community members on Dec. 15 to discuss their North Lake partnership logging blocks. About two dozen members of the public were part of the session. The blocks are part of the 75,000 cubic metres of the non-replaceable timber harvest award under the shíshálh ... Read More »

Beamish frustrated with BC Housing

Discussions on dissatisfaction with the level of communication from BC Housing (BCH) with Gibson council on supportive housing and emergency shelter efforts are underway. At its Dec. 15 meeting, council asked Mayor Bill Beamish to set up a meeting and include representatives of organizations previously partnered with the Town on these services. Council’s frustration stems ... Read More »

Ways to reduce holiday stress

In an ordinary year, the holidays can be stressful. This year, the pandemic means smaller family gatherings, fewer special events for work or community groups, and more online shopping than ever. It also means a new kind of stress, with questions about how to celebrate and stay safe and grief for not being near all ... Read More »

RCMP Report

Struck by Rocks On Dec. 18, at approximately 7:30pm, multiple vehicles were struck by large rocks thrown by a male in the 5400 block of Matukwum Lane and Sunshine Coast Highway in Sechelt. A 49-year-old Sechelt male was arrested by police and will be facing charges of Mischief over $5,000. “Thankfully, the drivers of these ... Read More »


Normally in December, I put out a holiday video with some of my associates where we tell a bunch on holiday “Dad Jokes.” I then publish them in my Christmas article so Dads (and Mums) all over the Coast can enjoy the magic of eye-rolling and head-shaking with their family. COVID restrictions put a damper ... Read More »

SAR out of Polar Bear Swim

The Fill the Boot drive went amazingly well this year, as the generosity of Sunshine Coast residents showed itself once again. However, there will not be search and rescue (SAR 14) support of the Polar Bear Swim at Armours Beach this New Year’s Day. First responder boots took in $26,842.98 this year, with RCM SAR ... Read More »

Time to Reflect

“The Board of School District 46 affirms its commitment to Indigenous Peoples and Reconciliation by building relationships and deepening understanding of Indigenous history, worldviews, and ways of knowing.” These words are the affirmation that our district has committed to in our current strategic plan. As the year draws to a close, we take some time ... Read More »

Fall Ecocomic Statement

This month, I would like to highlight our Government’s 2020 Fall Economic Statement, detailing our strong fiscal position, our plans to protect and support Canadian workers, families, and businesses during the pandemic and lay the roadwork for our post-pandemic economic recovery. Among many other things, this plan commits to: Continuing the Fight Against COVID-19 • ... Read More »

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