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Davis Bay wharf expansion begins

Positive, progressive development By John R. Henderson, Mayor of Sechelt I am pleased to announce that construction of the new and improved Davis Bay Wharf will be commencing in the coming weeks.  With completion scheduled for late June, we’re looking forward to celebrating the re-opening on Sunday, June 30.  Watch for more details as the ... Read More »

Neil’s Legacy empowers youth, community

Annual fundraiser for scholarship fund brings people and organizations to Roberts Creek Hall, celebrating creative ways the Coast provides a safe, empowering community for youth Twelve years after his tragic death in the Wapta Ice Fields during a back-country ski trip, Neil Falkner’s family continues to honour his memory by funding scholarships to send young people ... Read More »

GPM open for exploration in April

Gibsons Public Market invites the public to explore the possibilities and experience the future during tours of the new space at two Open House events on Monday, April 21 and Monday, April 28 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Get the latest information on the GPM’s plans, view the newest renderings and learn how to get ... Read More »

Sechelt closer to digital freedom

The downtown core of Sechelt is one step closer to realizing a free public wireless internet network (WiFi) with implementation of the Downtown Sechelt Free Wireless Internet Pilot Project (DSFWIPP), which received unanimous support at the District’s Committee of the Whole meeting on April 9. Sechelt Innovations Ltd., the District’s economic development arm and the ... Read More »

For SC Community Forest, it was a very good year

The Sunshine Coast Community Forest (SCCF) enjoyed a very good year, as President and Chair Glen Bonderud reported at the Annual General Meeting held Monday, April 14. With sales topping $2M and net revenues of $660,858, SCCF easily outstripped its 2012  performance and provided a dividend of $25,890 to its sole shareholder, the District of ... Read More »

Going green for Easter

This weekend, many Coast families will celebrate a traditional Easter with colored eggs and baskets full of candy and toys. Typically, the baskets and stuffings – plastic grass, over-wrapped treats and toys – are not eco-friendly. To keep the tradition without the trash, we’ve found a few simple substitutions worth considering. Baskets should be reusable, ... 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 »

Alzheimer Tele-Workshop offers information, support

The non-profit Alzheimer Society of BC will offer a free tele–workshop, How to Support a Friend Who Has Dementia or is a Caregiver, on Wednesday, April 23 at 2 p.m. The workshop is designed for friends and family of someone dealing with dementia, offering ideas for communicating with a person with dementia, for offering support ... Read More »

BC extends coverage for diabetes management

British Columbians up to age 25 who require an insulin pump to manage their type 1 diabetes will now be covered by BC PharmaCare, Health Minister Terry Lake announced recently. “The need to constantly balance insulin doses with food and activities can be a challenge for anyone with diabetes, especially young British Columbians,” said Lake. ... Read More »

Legislation builds on support for nurse practitioners

Nurse practitioners will be further integrated into the health-care system under recently-introduced legislation that will expand their scope and opportunities. Nurse practitioners –  registered nurses with additional education at the master’s degree level, and an expanded scope of practice – were introduced in BC in 2005 to fulfil additional roles in areas like primary care, ... Read More »

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