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Reservoir levels dropping; time to conserve

Chapman Creek in Sechelt.   Photo Jill Devonshire Water levels in Chapman Lake and Creek, the Sunshine Coast’s major drinking water source, have started to drop as the last of the snow pack in the mountains has almost melted.  This is the time of year that the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) typically starts tapping ... Read More »

A busy summertime in the District

Isn’t this an especially great time to live in Sechelt?  We are so fortunate to be able to call this home. We’re also fortunate to welcome so many visitors at this time of the year. I have had the pleasure of talking to several over the past few weeks and without exception, they all agree ... Read More »

Davis Bay sandcastle competition

Crowds migrated to the beach at Davis Bay early in the day last Sunday to watch the construction of the sandcastles for the Annual Sandcastle Competition. Pictured below are some very unique designs from our local artists.  Photos Heather Jeal Gallery photos Heather Jeal and Michelle Lefebvre Read More »

PechaKucha night… where the action is!

Global phenomenon PechaKucha Night returns to lower Gibsons on Friday, August 2 at Gibsons Public Art Gallery, kicking off a month of events coinciding with GPAG’s upcoming exhibit, Action. Gibsons is one of the smallest of over 650 cities around the world producing PechaKucha Nights. As organizer Wendy Crumpler says, “We’re small but we’re talented.” ... Read More »

Paws at the Garden for Dog Day of Summer

The Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden on Mason Road, West Sechelt, will be transformed into a cornucopia of canines on Monday, August 5 from 11 to 4pm as they host their Annual Dog Day of Summer. Well mannered pooches are most welcome (with their leashed owners in tow) to explore the Garden and enjoy a complimentary ... Read More »

Story Theatre troupe provides travelling show

Prince, The Tortoise and the Hare, Robin Hood, The North Wind and the Sun, and The Dog and His Shadow.   Popping up at craft fairs, community markets, festivals and other events, the Driftwood Story Theatre troupe provides free, family-friendly street theatre with panache. Almost weekly throughout the summer months, the members of the Driftwood ... Read More »

We could save money two ways …

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Letters to the Editor – Opinions

Oops! Re: The Local, July 18 – ‘Rosenberg’s new novel’ Please! I see this mistake from time to time and it drives me up the wall – especially when I see it in a newspaper, as many people believe anything they see in print must be correct. A novel is a work of fiction – ... Read More »

Time to put your money where your heart is

An upcoming economic development webinar for local small business owners endorses the potential for small business to be a major economic driving force in their community. Forward-thinking members of Ignite (a small business accelerator group under the Community Futures umbrella) include Gibsons Councillor, entrepreneur and economic development innovator Charlene SanJenko. SanJenko agrees with webinar presenters’ ... Read More »

Free on-water safety checks

Royal Canadian Search and Marine vessel not only help save local boaters but also offer assistance and safety tips. Photo submitted Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue crews on the Sunshine Coast will be coming alongside local boaters this summer, but there will be no emergency. Instead, boat operators will be offered a free safety ... Read More »

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