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End of the season

Once again, WildSafeBC had an active year assisting the community with several wildlife conflicts throughout the Sunshine Coast. The program adapted its delivery to follow COVID-19 safety protocols and included door-to-door information delivery, garbage tagging, information booths at farmers’ markets, and delivery of the WildSafe Rangers elementary school program. This year, almost 400 K-7 students ... Read More »

Coopers Green Hall

(Letter to SCRD rural board members) We were very disappointed to learn that the SCRD is delaying the implementation of the rebuilding of Coopers Green Hall by planning to consult, once again, the community on issues that have already had extensive feedback. This project was initiated in 2012, and there have been a number of ... Read More »

COVID misinformation

(Letter to federal and provincial health authorities) I remain puzzled and irritated that federal and provincial health authorities didn’t see the “anti” movements rising last spring via social media and take action in the form of PR campaigning and clear education to address and stem this. Today, viral misinformation remains in active circulation, and it ... Read More »

The respect it deserves

(Re: “Little hope for mankind,” Letters, the Local, Dec. 3) I found Charles Bristow’s interpretation of humanity’s future in this “beautiful garden” to be very succinct. With 95 percent of all the species that have inhabited the earth now extinct, I, too, feel that humanity is destined to be included in that statistic. I am ... Read More »

Sunshine Coast COVID-19 Physician Task Force community update #39

Dear Fellow Sunshine Coast Residents: The last few weeks have been a bit of a roller coaster. With the holiday season upon us and news of promising vaccines on the horizon, we see a glimmer of hope that life will return to something like normal in the foreseeable future. At the same time, we have ... Read More »

COVID-19 restrictions extended

After seeing 2,020 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, BCs provincial health officer extended the ban on social gatherings over the holiday season. On Monday, Dr. Bonnie Henry announced that restricting all gatherings and events will extend through Jan. 8, 2021, at midnight. This includes gatherings in people’s homes and public venues. Any travel ... Read More »

Questioning SCRD representation

Sechelt Councillor Matt McLean was unsuccessful in his call to review how regional board directors from the municipality are selected. At a council meeting on Dec. 3, McLean introduced a motion that asked for a staff report on the feasibility of including a “double direct election” survey on the 2022 municipal election ballot. A double ... Read More »

This year’s celebrations are going to be far from usual

As the holiday season begins, it’s a simple fact that this year’s celebrations are going to be far from usual. The biggest change, obviously, is the restriction on how many people we can see in person. Currently, Dr. Bonnie Henry is asking everyone to limit their contact to those within their household and to forego ... Read More »

Celebrating Christmas in a pandemic

Like everything else in 2020, the holidays are going to look different this year. Health Canada has recommended against travelling or gathering indoors to celebrate, which means many of us will be obligated to simplify our celebrations. It can feel disappointing not being able to celebrate with all the usual trappings of the season. But ... Read More »

Gifts every family member will appreciate

Finding the perfect gift is an added stress to the holiday season. Fortunately, there are creative and thoughtful gifts out there – they can sometimes just be hard to find. Take the legwork out of shopping with these ideas that are sure to win over everyone, from kids to grandparents: Board games Board games are ... Read More »

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