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Cyber safety is important for every grade

People rely on the internet every day. In recent months, reliance on digital technology was pushed even further as social distancing measures had the world going online for school and work and to maintain relationships with friends and family. A 2018 report from Pew Research Center indicated that nearly 25 percent of young adults in ... Read More »

Masks required at Starbucks

Starbucks Canada will require customers to wear facial coverings while visiting all company-owned café locations beginning on Sept. 14. At select locations, customers will still have various options to order from Starbucks, including ordering at the drive-thru, curbside pickup through the Starbucks app or placing an order for delivery through Starbucks Delivers. Michelle MacNeill photo Read More »

Death by carbon monoxide poisoning

Technical Safety BC has finished its investigation into a fatal incident that happened in the Ruby Lake area on June 27. Two individuals were staying in their family recreational cabin, which was equipped with propane-fueled appliances when they were exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide. Both individuals were found unresponsive by a neighbour. One ... Read More »

Identity theft

On Aug. 26, a coast resident reported receiving two Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) cheques in her name even though she had not applied for the CERB. It appears that her personal information, including her Social Insurance Number, was compromised, possibly during a recent CRA breach. The resident was referred to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre ... Read More »

Honoured to Chair a Special All-Party Committee

It’s an honour, as the MLA for Powell River – Sunshine Coast, to have been elected to Chair a Special All-Party Committee to review the Police Act. The Committee was established by the BC Government in response to a pattern of incidents of racial bias and examples of systemic racism among law enforcement agencies in ... Read More »

200 resolutions received

From Sept. 22 to 24, the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) virtual convention will be underway in Victoria. For the past 100 years, the annual convention has provided a forum and common voice for local governments in British Columbia to come together as one voice to develop position statements and advocate for action on provincially ... Read More »

Return of sports plan

Progress. That word defines Special Olympics in 2020. With the success of the Return to Sports Plan, or RTS, SOBC is proud to announce that the four sports offered – Club Fit, bocce, golf and athletics – have moved to Level One, meaning that Locals around British Columbia can offer these programs with SOBC approval. ... Read More »

Weekly Horoscope

Tip of the Week:   Several shifts will occur this week. Mercury enters Libra on the 5th, Venus enters Leo on the 6th, and Mars turns retrograde on the 9th. These will synchronize with outer events. Yet, you have to be paying attention and have the app to notice them. How these events manifest for us individually ... Read More »

Sunshine Coast COVID Physician Task Force Community Update #33

August 25, 2020 Dear Fellow Sunshine Coast Residents: Over the last two weeks, we have seen provincial COVID-19 numbers double again, with an average of over 80 new cases per day. As per the BCCDC , there have been 50 new cases in the North Shore Coast Garibaldi region, which includes the Sunshine Coast, over ... Read More »

Seawatch Covenant Release Ruled Unenforceable

On August 24, BC Supreme Court Justice Macintosh released his decision on the applications by eight Seawatch subdivision property owners against the District of Sechelt and others made in late July. Also named in the actions were former Sechelt Approving Officer Ray Parfitt, the Province, Concordia Seawatch and its principals, local realtors and engineering firms ... Read More »

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