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Sunshine Coast Mushroom Festival

Mushroom lovers gathered at Madiera Park Hall Oct. 15 for the 8th annual Sunshine Coast Mushroom Festival, which included displays, vendors and cooking demonstrations. It was organized by SHROOM (the Sunshine Coast Society for the Hunting, Recognition and Observation of Mushrooms).  Donna McMahon photo   Read More »

Horgan sees votes in education funding

Under-funding of education in BC is a key opportunity for the NDP, according to NDP provincial leader John Horgan, who visited the lower Sunshine Coast on Oct. 16 to speak to an NDP fundraising luncheon. In response to a pointed question from School District 46 board chair, Betty Baxter, Horgan emphasized the NDP’s strong support ... Read More »

Leader’s Lunch

BC NDP leader John Horgan, left, appears at a fundraising lunch in Roberts Creek Hall Oct. 16, along with Powell River-Sunshine Coast MLA Nicholas Simons. Horgan said an NDP government would provide stable school funding instead of the “random acts of funding” by the Liberal government. See story page 2. John McGee photo Read More »

It’s a “weed-related emergency”

The month of May has been declared Invasive Species Action Month in BC, but progress in repelling invaders on the Sunshine Coast is bedeviled by regulatory and jurisdictional issues, lack of funding, and lack of disposal options for cuttings and contaminated soil. At an information meeting on Invasive Plants on May 16 at the Sechelt ... Read More »

A “new beach” at Davis Bay?

Three million dollars is the estimated price tag for “beach nourishment” at Davis Bay to prevent flooding of the highway and nearby low-lying properties, according to a study by SNC-Lavalin Ltd. presented to Sechelt Council on May 18. The study, requested by Council in October 2015, suggests piling 47,300 cubic metres (m3) of gravel or ... Read More »

Demonstrators against George Hotel development permit

A group of demonstrators appeared at the May 17 meeting of Gibsons council. The councillors voted to grant the George Hotel a “form and character” development permit for the waterfront development, over the objections of the demonstrators.  Photo submitted Read More »

Hit and float

Around 1am on May 20, a Keats Island resident called police to report that his dock and his moored vessel had just been struck by a passing barge and tugboat. Police are still investigating the incident, and encourage anyone with further information to contact Sunshine Coast RCMP, reference file 16-2909. Submitted by RCMP Read More »

Weekly Cartoon – May 26

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Be part of the herd, please

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is reminding parents and caregivers to have their future kindergartners immunized before school starts in the fall. To help protect everyone Public Health is asking parents with kids going to kindergarten in September to have their children immunized now, before school starts. Children who got their infant shots will now need ... Read More »

Attitude ‘delightful’

We were delighted to read in the May issue of the Journal of Commerce (Western Canada’s news and information publication on construction issues) that Mayor Milne is now giving the Water Resource Centre and former Mayor, John Henderson, the recognition they deserve. Following, in quotations, are excerpts from the publication: “A new $25 million wastewater ... Read More »

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