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More inclusive Canada

(Re: “Name change for Madeira Park faces opposition,” the Local, Aug. 13) We are privileged to live, work and play on the unceded territories of the shíshálh Nation. ‘Unceded’ meaning that no official treaty was ever signed allowing for the transfer of their lands to federal or provincial governments, or to private holdings. Our new ... Read More »

We must plan for the future

The global call for a just, green recovery from COVID-19 will require planning for the short and long term. One immediate need is to stop subsidizing the polluting, climate-altering fossil fuel industry. According to research by a consortium of 14 organizations on the Energy Policy Tracker website, Canada has pumped more than $12 billion into ... Read More »

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Fisheries minister connects with locals

No live questions from the public were answered at the Aug. 19 live stream town hall featuring the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard and local MP Patrick Weiler. Weiler said that he would respond by email to all chat room inquiries submitted during the session. Approximately 50 people ... Read More »

BC goes wild celebrating wildlife

As we approach the end of summer, bears are becoming especially active in preparation for winter denning. During this transition of the seasons, bears eat as much as possible to increase their body weight by approximately 30 percent. This phase is called hyperphagia, and it is an important time for bears. Since bears are also ... Read More »

Pawley commemorated by solar project

The late Dr. James Pawley (1944-2019) was a strong advocate for climate change, alternative energy, and the Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre. Following Jim’s death, his family and the Sunshine Coast Community Solar Association established a legacy fund with an initial project of installing 28 (338 watts) solar collection modules on the roof of the Centre. ... Read More »

Back to school

As back to school draws nearer, I am hearing from parents, friends, those involved in SD46, and so many others in the community about their fears and anxieties around the back to school plan. One of the main symptoms of this crisis is, in fact, fear. Fear is not something the school district can take ... Read More »

Play ball! Sport moves into Phase 3

Athletes throughout British Columbia will be able to engage in more organized sport activities and some competitive play as the Province moves to Phase 3 of the Return to Sport Guidelines. “I know athletes and their families have been missing the joy of competition these past few months,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts ... Read More »

Summer Jobs program huge success

The Federal Government’s Canada Summer Jobs program (CSJ) was a huge success this year with total riding funding of $990,467 creating 230 jobs. Of this, $467,237 was allocated to employers to create 97 positions for young Canadians on the Sunshine Coast. Community service organizations, non-profits, and small businesses from Egmont to Gibsons are benefiting from ... Read More »

Modules for School Road Supportive Housing

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