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John Henderson launches re-election bid for Sechelt mayoralty

John Henderson admits he’s made mistakes but says he’s forging ahead and seeking re-election as mayor of Sechelt so his political opponents can’t “derail the progress” made by the current municipal government. Henderson formally made the announcement before a crowd of about 100 supporters at the Buccaneer Restaurant, just one day before the Oct. 10 ... Read More »

Meet the Candidates

Your editorial last week asked residents to get our vote on, and gave us the how and why. Now here’s some help with learning about the who, at least in Sechelt. Acting as a private citizen, I have booked space for two non-partisan all-candidates forums so that voters can meet and hear the public-spirited individuals ... Read More »

It’s almost that time

Election time is when we assess how things are going and decide if there should be a ‘change of the guard’. After just returning from a month in the UK I must say, we are very lucky in where we live! We were there, along with the other 64 million people, holding our breath waiting ... Read More »

7 School Trustees?

As our Municipal elections draw near, I feel compelled, once again, to ask WHY a school district this size continues to elect, and pay, seven trustees. I presume that electors are aware that the School Act points out ‘A trustee serves the community as an elected representative but the trustees’ primary task is to act ... Read More »

Smart growth

Bob Fisher’s letter in a local paper last week was very engaging. Something that stands out is his idea that by Bruce Milne publicly stating his intent to hold town hall meetings (if elected) to “ask the community” what they want, somehow panders to “special interest” groups? The “community” is everyone, voters, taxpayers, the general ... Read More »

Ruined dinner

To Mike Corrigan, President, BC Ferries,and Mr. Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation. Dear Mr. Corrigan: Due to the misguided cuts to the Sunday schedule of the Queen of Surrey on the Langdale – Horseshoe Bay run, my highly anticipated Thanksgiving Dinner with family has been ruined, along with dozens of other families. Being a regular ... Read More »

Candidate lists released for Nov. 15 municipal election

A total of 53 candidates are running for elected office on the Sunshine Coast in the Nov. 15 B.C. municipal elections. Fifteen candidates are seeking the six councillor positions in Sechelt, while nine are vying for the four council seats in Gibsons. Five of the candidates were the only ones to file papers for their ... Read More »

Come celebrate the ocean’s bounty at the first annual Sechelt Salmon Festival

Please join the Sechelt First Nation (shíshálh) to celebrate this year’s generous return of the sockeye salmon on Saturday, October 25th, with a complimentary grilled salmon feast at the House of héwhíwus (House of Chiefs) complex, 5555 Sunshine Coast Highway, Sechelt. We’ll be serving up grilled salmon with side dishes and refreshments from 5:30 to ... Read More »

Diane Lines in concert – Jump!

Pender Harbour Music Society presents Diane Lines, pianist extraordinaire, is a woman on a mission Saturday October 18, 2014 at 7 pm at Pender Harbour School of Music.  As a child, she was fascinated by the high-octane barrelhouse/boogie-woogie piano sounds of music legends such as Louis Jordan and Joe Turner. Now an accomplished and widely ... Read More »

A special tribute to entrepreneurs

October is International Small Business Month. Throughout the month various aspects of small business – that great economic driver – are celebrated by communities, chambers of commerce, banks and lending agencies such as the Business Development Bank of Canada, and professional organizations. October 20-24, 2014 National Business Women’s Week. NBWW helps to promote leadership roles ... Read More »

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