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“Fundrazr” for Gibsons Wildlife Centre

The Gibsons Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for a new bird and mammal facility to provide indoor care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. Clint and Irene Davy have been caring for creatures at their 1.6-acre property near Gibsons for more than 30 years.  The property includes a pond, ... Read More »

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Take charge

Sechelt was very lucky that the wind that blew the 100-foot derelict vessel Gulfstream onto the beach on Oct. 6 was blowing southeast. Had the wind been blowing from a different direction this very large vessel could very well have ended up in one of the marinas or float plane bases in Porpoise Bay and ... Read More »

Applauding the mayor

(re “Gibsons may back-pedal on bike lane issue”, the Local, Oct. 13) I happened to be at the Gibsons budget meeting when Mr. Boel and Mr. Newman made a presentation to the Council about the grant regarding bike lanes on Shaw Rd. (It got my interest because I had lived on Shaw Rd. and cycled ... Read More »


I read with some astonishment the article in the Oct. 13 issue of the Local concerning Councillor Darnelda Siegers’ early announcement of her intention to run for Mayor in 2018. The reported reaction of Mayor Milne and Councillors Muller and Lutes suggest an anti-democratic bias that is worrisome. Surely any and every citizen including current ... Read More »


(Re “ Siegers’ mayoral bid draws criticism”, the Local, Oct.13) In these astonishing days of Donald Trump’s demeaning of women, it is disturbing to read that Mayor Bruce Milne believes that Councillor Darnelda Siegers needs a mentor in her bid to replace him.  She is her own woman, as those who know her would agree, ... Read More »

Nice sweater

From October 23 to 29, shoppers in downtown Sechelt might get a chillier welcome than they’re used to. The customer service won’t have changed, but members of the Sechelt Downtown Business Association (SDBA) will be turning down their thermostats for Turn Down the Heat Week. As an initiative of Business Improvement Areas of British Columbia ... Read More »

40th AGM – West Howe Sound Community Association

Member of Parliament Pamela Goldsmith-Jones poses with SCRD Area F Director Ian Winn, left, and Mark Hiltz, president of the West Howe Sound Community Association.  Goldsmith-Jones was the guest speaker at the association’s 40th annual general meeting Oct.12 at Eric Cardinall Hall.  Donna McMahon photo Read More »

New downtown Sechelt bylaw needed

The bylaw establishing a Business Improvement Area (BIA) in downtown Sechelt has expired and Sechelt Council is looking to the Sechelt Downtown Business Association (SDBA) to come forward with a plan for its renewal. Business Improvement Areas are a method of levying a property used to fund services such as beautification projects within designated boundaries.  ... Read More »

Fixed link open houses

Preliminary findings from the BC Government’s Sunshine Coast Fixed Link Feasibility Study will be presented at open houses in Sechelt and Gibsons on Oct. 26 and 27. Four possible routes are being considered in the study: • A Road Link from Powell River to Squamish (200 km) • A Road Link from Port Mellon to ... Read More »

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