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Active Transportation Week

Active Transportation Week on the Coast, Sept 28 to Oct 4 is in full swing. A listing of the week’s activities is available on According to Alun Woolliams, a director with the Transportation Choices – Sunshine Coast organization or TraC, COVID-19 has presented some unique challenges to hosting the annual celebration of the importance ... Read More »

Coast Housing Unaffordable

The greatest challenge related to housing on the Coast is affordability, according to the Sunshine Coast Housing Needs Report. That report states that since 2005, housing prices for single family dwellings in the area have increased by 80 percent. Within Sechelt, they have more than doubled. Such homes are the most common type of housing ... Read More »

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Tour de Coast

Constable Shelby Wood and Constable Jihan McDougall, in front of the Sunshine Coast RCMP detachment in Sechelt, about to begin their ride for this year’s Tour de Coast. Starting Sept. 21, it was five days of riding, 250 kilometres total from Earls Cove to Fort Langley with many stops in between. The constables wanted to ... Read More »

Green Bins delayed

The SCRD is to begin collecting food waste on Oct. 6. Green Bins and starter kits are to be delivered by Oct. 4 to residents in Areas B, D, E and F. Due to unforeseen rail transportation issues, the shipment of the Green Bins was delayed, but staff are committed to working seven days a ... Read More »

Businessman questions parking changes

Changes are coming to Wharf Street and the Highway 101 intersection entering downtown Sechelt. The operator of Wharf’s Sechelt Barber Shop, Brett Hopkins, questions whether they will make access in the area better or worse. The District of Sechelt has grant funding to relocate the sidewalk on the west side of Wharf Avenue between Dolphin ... Read More »

Large West Sechelt development being repitched

Up to 850 new homes are being proposed on 328 acres in West Sechelt on the north side of Highway 101. This is in the area between Wakefield Road and Halfmoon Bay. Grand Excelsior Investments has taken over the four properties formerly designated as “The Trails” development. It is pitching an estimated 15 to 20 ... Read More »

Too young to vote

The global pandemic has created a unique and challenging back-to-school season. Many parents, guardians and teachers are struggling to balance children’s safety with education, all while keeping their households running smoothly. It’s like nothing we’ve seen before. Many adults are rightfully focused on making sure the school year proceeds in a way that serves children ... Read More »

For shame

(Re: “SCRD likely to pass STR bylaw,” the Local, Sept. 17) So, Sechelt Councillor Alton Toth thinks that Sechelt should allow looser STR regulations than it’s neighbouring jurisdictions of Gibsons and the SCRD in order to drum up more business for District short-term rentals? Those of us who have suffered a summer of loud parties, ... Read More »

The STR dilemma

(Re: “SCRD likely to pass STR bylaw,” the Local, Sept. 17) Governments around the world have been implementing regulations to moderate the effects of short-term rental housing (STR). This approach will continue to allow homeowners to benefit from tourism. It recognizes, however, that the primary focus of neighbourhoods should be on the quality of life ... Read More »

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