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Public invited to Coal Committee meeting

Concerned about the proposal to ship thermal coal through our coastal waters and onwards to China to be burned for electricity? Sit in on the Salish Sea Coal Committee working group’s meeting on Sunday, March 16 at Roberts Creek Library at 2 p.m., to see how everyone can help raise awareness, push for environmental assessment, ... Read More »

Classic cars you would never guess are so valuable

Some classics wear their price tags on their sleeves. Look at a fuel-injected ’57 Chevy Bel Air, and it’s immediately apparent that it’s valuable merchandise. But few would guess that the proceeds from a restored VW microbus could put a kid through college. Here are five you’d never suspect of being quite pricey: 1. Volkswagen ... Read More »

Bridging the gap

Budding engineers are hard at work on designs for submission to the 4th Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition, Sunday, March 16 at the Sechelt Indian Band Community Hall (behind MacDonald’s in Sechelt.) Registration begins at noon. Traditionally, competition at each level is fierce, with upwards of 50 participants, ranging in age from preschool to ... Read More »

SCRD continues winning streak

For the tenth consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting, acknowledging its 2012 Annual Financial Report surpasses the requirements of generally accepted accounting principles and demonstrates a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” designed to clearly ... Read More »

Coast Car Co-op launches March 1

Sunshine Coast-based Coast Car Co-op (CCC) will officially launch with a free public celebration at the Gibsons Public Market (former Yacht Club) on Saturday, March 1, at 11 a.m. Co-op members will be able to access two vehicles – a 2013 Toyota Prius C (hybrid car) and a new Dodge Grand Caravan (family van) – ... Read More »

Calvin Craigan elected Chief

A heavy turnout of 315 voters select a new Chief and Council for the Sechelt Indian Band (shíshálh Nation) on Saturday, February 22. With 115 votes, former Chief J. Calvin Craigan recaptured the chair, narrowly edging out H. Henry Paull (with 108) and Kevin August (78). Easily topping the slate of 14 candidates for Councillor, ... Read More »

Pender Harbour ec-dev study underway

Graduate students at UBC’s Sauder School of Business wll be conducting personal interviews with Pender Harbour business owners February 28 through March 2 as part of a Community Business Project. The resulting economic development study will include a consultant’s report on current economic conditions together with recommendations for enhancing the business climate in the Pender ... Read More »

New tax credit supports search and rescue volunteers

In the 2014 tax year, a new search and rescue volunteers tax credit announced in the latest budget known as Economic Action Plan (EAP) 2014 will provide up to $450 in tax savings for individuals who perform at least 200 hours of eligible service during the year. The new tax credit follows the model of ... Read More »

Life events can change tax situation

Are you a single parent with a child who turned 18 last year? Did you get married? Have a child? Are you caring for an elderly parent? If you answered yes to any of these questions, be sure to consult your tax professional about how your tax situation has changed. Or, if you are a ... Read More »

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