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The Dinner and The Dream

The Gibsons Public Market Society formally began a fund-raising campaign Saturday with a gala that raised tens of thousands of dollars towards major renovations. The cocktail-attire gala – called Cornucopia – sold out all 250 tickets to a roast beef and barbequed salmon dinner.  The public market building on Gower Pt. Road was decorated, and ... Read More »

Free ferry travel for sports teams coming

BC Ferries has agreed to allow Sunshine Coast students playing league or tournament games on the Lower Mainland to ride for free. This will be an extension of the existing policy of allowing local students to travel free for school events and sports. The decision was revealed during a public meeting on Friday, October 24 ... Read More »

ELF calls for protection of endangered snow bramble

Elphinstone Logging Focus is calling for the creation of an ecological reserve to protect three patches of snow bramble — an endangered species – on the lower slope of Mount Elphinstone. A consultant who studied the discovery in the summer said the largest patch — at 120 square metres – could be the largest patch ... Read More »

Port Mellon washout forces detour

Motorists on the Port Mellon Highway have been forced to use a detour over the past week, following a washout at Dakota Creek. Heavy rain on the night of Oct. 21 caused a debris flow that plugged the culverts and washed out the highway. Howe Sound Pulp and Paper used water taxis and buses to ... Read More »

Let the Debates begin

Sechelt’s three mayoral candidates went head to head in the first all-candidates meeting Monday, laying out their different reasons for running. Incumbent Mayor John Henderson, former Mayor Bruce Milne and school board member Christine Younghusband appeared before an over-flow crowd of more than 150 people at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre. “It’s no surprise to ... Read More »

Democracy alive in Gibsons

I am shocked and appalled at reading articles and listening to comments about divisiveness and negative tones in Gibsons town meetings. To me it shows that the call for transparency  and democracy is still alive and well. My vote will always go to mayoral and councilor candidates who are protecting our OCP that was voted ... Read More »

Sewage plant brilliant

The opening of the new Sechelt sewage treatment plant is the most significant, positive, environmental event I have witnessed in my 35 years of residence on the Sunshine Coast. The building, the technology, and the financing is nothing short of brilliant. The model should be copied by the rest of the municipalities in BC that ... Read More »

Afraid to speak out

I was asked to speak with other Coast Businesses by local people interested in the Sechelt Mayoral race. I did not get one positive feedback from any business owner that I phoned and chatted with. No one felt that it was a fair and open playing field in the District of Sechelt anymore. All were ... Read More »

Focus on serious issues

I’ve read a number of letters now criticizing the pick-up truck carting around the portable toilet with its “ Flush the John” and “Vote for Bruce Milne” stickers.“ OK, enough already. If it’s purpose is as a Campaign Bus then let’s be respectful but if the trucks owner has some incontinence issues requiring immediate relief ... Read More »

Portable toilet gone

Answering Carolyn Minchin’s letter of Oct.16: Dear Carolyn Minchin, also known as Mrs. Geoff White, friend and neighbour of Mayor John Henderson. You will be happy to know that I removed the portable toilet from the back of my work truck. It was not because of your influence, but because my employee is over his ... Read More »

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