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Darwin Debates Other Green Leadership Hopefuls

The three candidates for the leadership of the BC Green Party faced off in an online debate aired on YouTube on September 1. The event, joined by close to 600 individuals, moved forward in an orderly manner. The only departure from the business-like proceedings was the lead into Sechelt-based candidate Kim Darwin’s closing remarks. The ... Read More »

Weekend Waits

It’s going to be a busy Labour Day long weekend at the ferry terminals. BC Ferries is recommending that customers show up well in advance of their preferred sailing time. Transport Canada COVID-19 screening is in effect and can take a little longer at check-in. BC Ferries expects sailings to reach passenger capacity. Foot passengers ... Read More »

Pandemic drove BC budget into deficit

Despite strong fiscal results in the first three quarters of 2019-20, unforeseen changes in the fourth quarter due to COVID-19, including declines in tax revenues, ICBC losses and early measures to tackle the pandemic, affected the Province’s 2019-20 financial results. “While the first three quarters of 2019-20 reflected a modest surplus and steady economic growth, ... Read More »

Short-term rental debates continue

Debates over short-term rentals (STRs) will be back before the public in September in Gibsons and Sechelt. Third reading of a bylaw that would require such operations to be licenced, have hosts on-site during guests stays and to restrict their size was on the agenda for consideration by Gibsons council. The proposed new regulation would ... Read More »

Court rules for and against Seawatch owners

On Aug. 24, BC Supreme Court Justice George Macintosh released his decision on the applications by eight Seawatch subdivision property owners against the District of Sechelt, and others, made in late July. The owners are seeking compensation for the loss of the use of their residential properties after Sechelt closed the subdivision and declared it ... Read More »

Break-in at Gibsons Landing Trading Post

On Aug. 27th at approximately 8pm, the RCMP were notified of a break-in to the Gibsons Landing Trading Post at 292 Gower Point Road in lower Gibsons. Approximately $20,000 in jewellery, collectible coins and antique pocket watches were stolen from the business. The RCMP are looking for anyone with surveillance cameras in the area that ... Read More »

New pedestrian bridge

If you are walking along the waterfront from Gibsons Marina towards Winegarden Waterfront Park, you no longer have to cut through the vacant lot that is to be the George Hotel and Residences. You can now use the newly installed pedestrian bridge that links the two together. The bridge is a temporary structure until the ... Read More »

Return to school

If I were a working parent of school-aged children, I would be very leery about letting them go back to school. Recently, Global TV featured a question and answer segment about the return to school. Paediatrician, Dr. Dina Kulik, discussed what should be done if a student developed a cold or any other mild symptom, ... Read More »

The signs are clear

I enjoy walking regularly along the seawalk, especially because it’s designated for pedestrians. However, there is the occasional cyclist who either hasn’t read the signs at each end of the trail (at Gower Point Road) or has chosen to ignore them. I’ve been startled a couple of times by a cyclist coming up from behind ... Read More »

Eelgrass rebuttal

(Re: “Concerned taxpayer,” letters, the Local, Aug.27) The letter from concerned taxpayer, Robert Jans, contained so much misinformation I was compelled to write. The upgrade to the old sewage treatment plant in 2015 created Sechelt’s Water Resource Centre, which resulted in such vastly improved quality of the effluent that it could actually be used for ... Read More »

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