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Report opens door to greater accessibility

With the release of its white paper consultation on disability, the BC government has taken an important first step with a commitment to create an accessibility secretariat. The Disability Consultation Report: Moving Together Toward an Accessible BC summarizes the voices of thousands of people who recently shared their ideas and solutions about providing better support ... Read More »

A unique experience

Audrey Lochrie, Ecko Aleck and Candace Campo are building a social enterprise based on cultural awareness, respect and sustainability. The Sunshine Coast’s Aboriginal and Eco Tour Services BC kiosk, located in the Sechelt Information Centre, officially opened May 8 with song, prayer, and applause from all sectors of the tourism industry. The first of its ... Read More »

Board encourages student participation

Editor’s Note: Maya Treuheit is a pioneer – the first Student Trustee to serve on the School District No. 46 Board. This month she takes her turn, as each of the Trustees have done in rotation, to report to constituents on the Board’s activities and vision. The power and potential of this generation of students ... Read More »

Ladies Fishing Derby returns

An annual early-season favourite, the Ladies Fishing Derby – which laid dormant for a number of years – returns for a two-day event of socializing, activities and – oh yes – fishing. Organized by the team at in their spare time, the derby is as much a social event as a sporting one. With ... Read More »

Drag races honour Ted Meldrum

When the Sunshine Coast Drag Racing Association (SCDRA) hosts its first drag race of the season on May 24 and 25, club co-founder Ted Meldrum will be there in spirit. In his honour, the races will carry his name: The Ted Meldrum Memorial Drag Races. Meldrum – described as a quiet but energetic and organized ... Read More »

Volunteers celebrate Hospital Auxiliary Day

BC’s Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon proclaimed Saturday, May 10 as Hospital Auxiliary Day in BC, and on the sunlit morning volunteers from St. Mary’s team gathered at Trail Bay Mall to present the proclamation to Sechelt Mayor John Henderson and celebrating with a walk down Cowrie Street. At the 70th Annual Conference of the BC Association ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor – Opinions

Embracing change I have just read the first edition of the new publication, Sunshine Coast Business put out by The Local and I want to compliment the Publisher on the very positive spin they put on life on the Sunshine Coast. Susan Attiana’s commentary “Embracing Change” is refreshing and provides optimism for those of us ... Read More »

SCRD moving forward in 2014

With budget in place, staff and directors focus on growth, improvement, and protection of assets Now that the budget is complete, the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) staff and directors concentrate on areas important for the function of the regional district and address other concerns that our constituents have presented. With their budgets in place, ... Read More »

Editorial Opinion

Kindness starts with thoughtfulness Be Kind to Animals Week usually kicks off with a heart-rending story of cruelty – but most mistreatment of animals, birds, and species other than human is rooted in sheer thoughtlessness. The person who leaves a dog in a car with the window cracked open (“I’ll only be a minute!”) is ... Read More »

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