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Run, run as fast as you can!

Doerksen obliterates women’s record wearing a tutu; O’Connor sets new Canadian Masters 45-49 Best, at 37th Annual Fool’s Run Perfect conditions on Sunday resulted in a record breaking day at the 37th BMO Sunshine Coast April Fool’s Run, presented by Coast Cable. After an exciting and intensely fought battle for the majority of the course, ... Read More »

Sechelt eliminates Sewer Parcel Tax, approves refunds for some West Sechelt properties

Residential properties in sewer service areas A14 to A17 (west of Sunshine Coast Highway, and properties abutting the highway on the east between Wakefield Road and the Redrooffs Road District boundary), will no longer be required to pay a $115 sewer parcel tax. Refunds will be issued for over 70 properties for taxes paid between ... Read More »

Letters to the Editor – Opinions

Scam alert We have received reports of an individual canvassing door-to-door collecting donations for the BC SPCA. At this time, the BC SPCA has not made contact with this individual. For personal safety reasons, the BC SPCA does not promote soliciting money from strangers by canvassing door-to-door. As a non-profit organization, the BC SPCA relies ... Read More »

Trashing MMBC

  Multi-Materials BC, the newly minted Ontario-controlled company that the BC government touts as the last word in recycling and waste management continues to steamroll over Zero Waste best practices. Probably the most offensive ‘technique’ for managing waste is the proposal to use massive incinerators to burn whatever cannot be efficiently recycled. The incinerators are ... Read More »

Tax increases to help fund infrastructure

  After many months of budget deliberations and a number of public meetings, I have news to share with you about what we collectively are facing. ‘Collectively’ is the key word: this is not Council’s budget, it is the Community’s budget – we are all in this together.  Our focus during budget deliberations has been ... Read More »

DoReTEA series back by popular demand

Having received so many accolades on the quality of the concerts and the wonderful experience of the afternoon cream teas that followed, organizers proudly present a second season of the DoReTEA concert series at Living Faith Lutheran Church. The little white church in Davis Bay has excellent accoustics and, being small, provides an intimate space ... Read More »

Sunshine Brass at Gibsons Public Art Gallery April 16

Wednesday, April 16, join the Sunshine Brass at Gibsons Public Art Gallery for a springtime-light concert, starting at 2:30 p.m. Admission is by donation (suggested: $5 per person). Featuring a bit of Beethoven, a batch of Berlioz, a smattering of Mozart, Holst and Tchaikovsky, the ensemble will round off the afternoon with some traditional Irish ... Read More »

Audience Flying with Amelia at upcoming reading

Canada’s colourful past is within reach when Nelson author Anne DeGrace reads from her fourth novel, Flying with Amelia, at 1 p.m. April 11 at Sechelt’s Rockwood Lodge and at 1p.m. April 12 at Gibsons & District Public Library. The book takes the reader across a country and across a century, with some poignant stops ... Read More »

BCTS logging will impact trail, habitat

ELF reports cutblock will risk environmental integrity of area Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) believes that proposed logging on the slopes of Mt. Elphinstone will trigger multiple negative impacts, including: damaging an historic trail, cutting away at endangered frog habitat and loss of a key section of the Mt. Elphinstone Provincial Park expansion proposal. Currently, BC ... Read More »

Join us at the Library for a variety of programs throughout this month

On Saturday, April 12, our Children/Youth Librarian, Heather, is hosting a special Spring Fun event at the library from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Bring the family and try your hand at some Easter crafts, cookie decorating and enjoy our Spring Storytime. Also on April 12, Canada’s colourful past comeswithin reach when Nelson author Anne DeGrace ... Read More »

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