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BC campaign to get youth to the polls

Students across BC have launched a province-wide campaign to encourage young British Columbians to vote in this fall’s provincial election. Run by a coalition of student groups, representing over 375,000 post-secondary students, “Take It Over” aims to not only mobilize students and young people to vote in this provincial election but also encourages them to ... Read More »

Making Waste management greener

On Oct. 6, the Green Bin program, a weekly curbside food waste collection service, makes its debut for the residences in the service areas receiving garbage collection, which include Halfmoon Bay, Roberts Creek, Elphinstone, and West Howe Sound. Coinciding with the curbside food waste collection service will be a transition from weekly to bi-weekly garbage ... Read More »

Weekly Horoscope

   Aries (Mar. 21 – Apr. 19) Hopefully, you were able to get in some last licks of summer. You will feel the shift this week to a more sober and serious attitude. Positively, you will feel charged and determined to make some important decisions and power moves. Outer realties and circumstances are triggering your ... Read More »

Part of Hackett Park closed

Effective Sept 24, a section of Sechelt’s Hackett Park adjacent to Trail Avenue will be closed to the public. The closure is to continue into December, 2020. The lower portion of the park will be off limits while it is used for archaeological screening of soil removed during the municipality’s Trail Avenue construction project. Plans ... Read More »

Gibsons Eco-Asset Strategy Wins Provincial Award

The Town of Gibsons’ Eco-Asset Strategy won the Excellence in Asset Management category of the 2020 Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Community Excellence Awards. The award was presented virtually during the UBCM annual convention session on Sept 23. Gibsons was North America’s first community to experiment with strategies to integrate natural assets, including its aquifer, ... Read More »

Military marine marker

On Sept. 17, a coastal resident who found a military marine marker on the beach, brought the marker to the RCMP office, causing a temporary closure of the office until the marker could be safely dealt with. The marker, which has instructions on it to contact police or military if found, is considered a potential ... Read More »

125th Anniversary

The BC government issued a special proclamation this week to mark the 125th anniversary of the BC SPCA. Since its inception, the non-profit animal welfare organization has helped more than a million injured and abused domestic, farm and wild animals. The BC SPCA came into existence because of the mistreatment of horses who were being ... Read More »

Little uptake on Sechelt patio program

Sechelt council approved Pebbles Restaurant’s application for a temporary patio along Trail Bay Boulevard. This is the second approval under a program council introduced in the late spring, to help retailers re-open during the COVID-19 pandemic recovery with larger spaces for more distancing between customers. Unfortunately, the restaurant’s right to have the new structure occupy ... Read More »

Human remains identified

On July 11, 2020, two youths notified the RCMP that they had found human remains in front of a residence in the 800 block of Bayview Road in Roberts Creek. The BC Coroners Service has conducted an investigation to assist in determining the identification of the decedent. DNA was obtained, and the Sunshine Coast RCMP ... Read More »

Farm Fresh

Saturday is the final day for this season’s Sechelt Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market on Cowrie Street. The market opened in late April with the number of vendors limited to about two-thirds of full capacity, to allow greater physical spacing between the booths. As some vendors chose not to participate this year, no sellers were denied ... Read More »

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