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Time change

Canadians have been changing their clocks in the fall and summer for around 100 years. While Daylight Savings Time is supposed to save energy, there’s little evidence that this goal is actually achieved. The current plan being discussed in the media for British Columbians, Yukoners, Californians, Oregonians, and Washingtonians is to fall back one more ... Read More »

Weekly Horoscope

Tip of the Week: Spring Equinox has officially arrived. Of course, this arrival is due to the travels of our own planet in its eternal orbit around the Sun. Right on time as ever, we arrive at that place when the hours of day and night are equal. What makes this entire event and process ... Read More »

Back in Time

The Brynildsen family Mattie-Marie Hammer and Brynild Brynildsen were part of the original group of Norwegian settlers who arrived in Bella Coola in the late 1890s and were given land grants by the BC Government to start a colony. Soon after arriving in Bella Coola, they got married and started a family, and by 1913 ... Read More »

SCRD and union ratify four-year collective agreement

The board of the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) and Unifor Local 466 negotiating committee announced that an agreement has been ratified between the SCRD and Unifor Local 466. The four-year agreement is effective from Jan. 1, 2020, and was ratified by the union on March 5 and at the SCRD board meeting on March ... Read More »

BC SPCA seeks help caring for 119 small dogs surrendered into care

The BC SPCA is caring for 119 small dogs surrendered into care from a property near Fort Nelson on March 12. “The owners found themselves in an overwhelming situation and reached out for help,” says Marcie Moriarty, chief enforcement and prevention officer for the BC SPCA. “They did the right thing in asking for assistance, ... Read More »

What’s Happening March 18-21

Thursday, March 18 St. Bart’s Food Bank Fundraising Auction, over 40 items for sale, bidding goes to March 21, www.32auctions.com/StBartsFoodbank Virtual Storytime – the whole family can share in songs, rhymes, and stories (all-day), details at gibsons.bc.libraries.coop/explore/calendar/ Karen’s Paint Day/Night – Marsh Land, $45, 10:30am-12:30pm/1:30-3:30pm, CREATE, 6538 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Sechelt, 604-989-3345 · Createsechelt@telus.net · ... Read More »

BCCDC Map February 18-March 6

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Improved Communications

A crane lifts the top of a new Telus cell phone tower into place beside the Roberts Creek fire department on March 5. A trio of high-riggers had climbed up and were waiting to bolt the top section into place. The 45-metre tower is primarily for cell phones, but it will also be used for ... Read More »

Solid waste dominates SCRD budget talks

Debate on the current and future costs of dealing with garbage and recyclables were major contributors to over 10 hours of round two 2021 budget discussions by the SCRD board. Committee meetings to complete its draft 2021 financial plan lasted from 9:30am to after 3pm on March 4 and 5. Operating hours at the region’s ... Read More »

COVID-19 vaccine locations announced

COVID-19 vaccination clinics on the Coast are slated to open to senior citizens within selected groups in mid-March. Clinics will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion at 747 Gibsons Way, the Royal Canadian Legion in Madeira Park at 12829 Lillies Lake Road, and the Sechelt Seniors Centre at 5604 Trail Avenue. Vancouver Coastal Health’s ... Read More »

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