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Pickleball tsunami

The 3rd annual “Arena Bowl Pickleball Challenge” is set to go on the nine courts at the Gibsons Community Centre on June 4 and 5.  This event is now one of the largest pickleball tournaments in the province, and this year more than a 100 doubles teams will compete in several categories, from novice to ... Read More »

Woman held in custody, eventually

A 24-year-old Aboriginal female from Sechelt is in custody after repeatedly stealing from local businesses. In the early morning hours of May 11, the female and her boyfriend allegedly stole two pairs of headphones from a business on Wharf Avenue in Sechelt. There was insufficient evidence to charge either of them, but they were both banned ... Read More »

New agreement on trail maintenance

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) has entered into an agreement with the Sunshine Coast Trails Society (SCTS)which formally recognizes the society’s role maintaining trails on the lower Coast. The Memorandum of Understanding also includes Recreation Sites and Trails BC. This is the first project of this type on the Sunshine Coast. The one-year agreement formalizes the ... Read More »

New-named street “Trower Lane” in Gibsons

Gibsons councillor Silas White presents writer Peter Trower with his namesake sign from a newly-named street in Gibsons.  Trower, age 85, a long-time Gibsons resident and a well-known poet and novelist, is currently living in a care home in West Vancouver. Gibsons council chose “Trower Lane” as one of the street names in the new ... Read More »

Bid to move land out of Gibsons

Sunshine Coast Regional District Area E Director Lorne Lewis supports a boundary adjustment to move a parcel of land back to the SCRD from the Town of Gibsons. Block 6, the westernmost property in the Gospel Rock Official Community Plan (OCP) was originally in the SCRD, but the 18-acre parcel was transferred to the Town ... Read More »

Whole lotta shakin’

Sponsored by the Insurance Bureau of Canada, Sunshine Coast Credit Union, the Co-Operators and the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD), the “Quake Cottage” simulator will be at Raven’s Cry Theatre parking lot in Sechelt on Tuesday, June 7 from 11am to 5pm. A small mobile trailer outfitted to resemble a typical workspace, the “Quake Cottage” ... Read More »

Pet Smarts – Jane Bowers

A 2014 survey of Canadians revealed that 34 per cent of Canadian households contain at least one dog, resulting in an estimated 2014 population of 6.4 million dogs in Canada. This study was done on behalf of the Canadian Animal Health Institute by Ipso Forward. Dogs generally are cooperative and social animals and live in ... Read More »

Mayor’s Message – Bruce Milne

As the District of Sechelt marks our 30th Anniversary, it is a good time to reflect on our community identity.   Only with self-awareness can we change what needs to change and improve our community in substantive and lasting ways.  It is on the foundation of a clear identity – who we are, who we want ... Read More »

Education Matters

Elphinstone Secondary School has been my home for the last five years. The school is rich in personality and academic excellence.  I am proud to be a student. On a normal Elphinstone morning, the school is greeted by student-run announcements over the PA: Jokes on Friday; a “weather Wednesday” forecast from student Josh Stanley; or ... Read More »

Stargazing

Mercury will be very low in the east north east in the morning twilight but will be lost after mid-month. Venus is not observable in June. Mars will be in the South after dark and sets in the west south west near 4am. Jupiter is in the west south west after dark and sets in ... Read More »

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