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2014 Hunting Regulations Synopsis now available

The 2014-2016 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis is now online, and will soon be available in hard copy at Service BC centres and local hunting licence vendors across the province. The Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis is published every two years, and is a summary of the BC hunting and trapping regulations made under the ... Read More »

BC grants $1.6 million to fight invasive plants

The provincial government is providing over $1.6 million in new grants to control the spread of invasive plants, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson announced. The 29 grants are being given to local governments, regional invasive species committees and the Invasive Species Council of BC to assist their activities and support the ... Read More »

Camping 101 for the novice

Camping is a popular activity, but many curious would-be campers do not know where to get started. Instead of jumping right in, first try to learn as much about camping as possible. Find a friend or family member who enjoys camping out and ask to join in on their next trip. Take advantage of this ... Read More »

Make a plan and de-clutter for spring

Many homeowners feel a sense of renewal in the spring, when the desire to clean house and get organized becomes a priority. Garages are often targets for homeowners hoping to target clutter. Organizing the garage is typically a weekend or several-day project. It’s usually a significant undertaking best tackled with two or more people to ... Read More »

Boosting the Coastal economy

Estimated $2M in direct economic investment in community supports as fibre optic rollout nears completion. (Photo courtesy TELUS) TELUS expects to invest at least $4.5 million in Gibsons and area this year, connecting more than 90 per cent of homes and businesses with the world’s fastest fibre optic technology, at no cost to local governments ... Read More »

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Halfmoon Bay OCP A-OK

At its regular meeting of April 24, the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) Board adopted Bylaw 675: Halfmoon Bay Official Community Plan (OCP). With an overall theme of ‘Rural by Nature,’ the plan focuses on maintaining the community’s exceptional quality of life and abundant recreational opportunities, living in harmony with its natural environment and encouraging ... Read More »

Letters to the Editor – Opinions

Stop, look, listen Bill Conway, Chair of Sechelt’s Accessibility Advisory Committee, recently indicated he is very  concerned that the buttons used to activate the operation of crosswalk lights at Inlet and Teredo are not grouped together and the timer controlling the length of time of operation of lights does not give many people time to cross ... Read More »

Editorial Opinion

May the Fourth be with you Of late, we’ve noticed a number of folks referring to members of the press as ‘the Fifth Estate.’ Being picky by nature, we point out that the correct term is ‘Fourth Estate’ (since the term‘ink-stained wretches’ pretty much doesn’t apply in this digital age.) The Fifth Estate, we point ... Read More »

Celebrating Drinking Water Week

The Town of Gibsons provides pure untreated water from the Gibsons aquifer to approximately three-quarters of its population. The remaining, supplied by the Regional District via long term agreement, is treated and is sourced from the Chapman watershed. We’re proud of our water system and aquifer and feel highly motivated to protect it and have ... Read More »

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