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Reward training leads to a better-behaved dog

According to the Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI), from 2016 to 2018 the Canadian dog population continued to grow. Dog population figures went up from 7.6 million in 2016 to 8.2 million in 2018.   Many family dogs receive basic training at home or in a more formal setting like a training school. The training ... Read More »

Councillors Barbara Joe, Selina August & Alvina Paul: Strengthening the shíshálh Nation

Alvina Paul, Barbara Joe, and Selina August have been elected to the shíshálh Nation Council, 2020-2023 term. This new term sees the aforementioned women, along with Councillor Corey August and re-elected Chief Warren Paull, governing the shíshálh Nation’s economic, political, and cultural affairs. Both Paul and August are pleased to sit on Council again, while ... Read More »

RCMP Staff Sargeant Poppy Hallam: Leading the way for a safe Sunshine Coast

For Staff Sargeant Poppy Hallam, serving on the RCMP is nothing short of a life calling.  Her draw to serving in law enforcement began at the tender age of 14, growing up in the Comox Valley. When her boyfriend got an afterschool job cleaning out police cars, Hallam would tag along to help. It wasn’t ... Read More »

The Gibsons Fire Department celebrates International Women’s Day

To showcase and celebrate their female contingent, the Gibsons and District Volunteer Fire Department is holding an International Women’s Day Open House event on March 6th, from 3-6pm at their station. Currently, there are seven women serving as volunteer firefighters: four as full service volunteers and three are new recruits. Open House organizer and firefighter ... Read More »

Sechelt Councillor Janice Kuester: Working to improve Coast life for all

Janice Kuester is a busy woman. She juggles her position as a Sechelt Councillor with her family life, a career managing at Custom Flooring Centres, and volunteering with several community initiatives. Kuester has lived in Sechelt since 1996 and finds it has much to offer. Although she loves her community, she hadn’t considered running for ... Read More »

Steps to buying your first home – continued

Read part one here: Now you have a pre-approval in hand and have selected the realtor you want to use as your buyer’s agent, it’s time to start looking at homes. At this stage, you should have been set-up on what is generally referred to as a “drip feed”.  The drip feed will automatically ... Read More »

Property owner’s survey

The District of Sechelt housing advisory committee is conducting a survey to better understand the needs of property owners wishing to build rental housing on their properties.  This survey is intended for property owners who may be able to build freestanding rental suites on their property. (A more-broad survey for renters and others in need ... Read More »

Our libraries reflect our communities

Many people have told me the Gibsons & District Public Library is special. They comment on the amazing view, the dynamic events and the friendly staff. But I would like to point out that a library is a reflection of the communities it serves. For example, although I coordinated many adult or all-ages events here, ... Read More »

Steps to buying your first home

With all indicators being that that the Sunshine Coast real estate market will be moving to more balanced conditions over the next 12 months, many first-time home buyers are busy saving their down payments in the hopes of getting into the market. The first step in buying your first home is to get pre-approved for ... Read More »

Lounge licence for Bricker’s

After almost a year of waiting the Bricker Cider Company in West Sechelt is now allowed to serve a full glass of their product. They were granted a “lounge endorsement” in December after initially applying in February 2019. This endorsement means patrons are no longer restricted to tasting flights indoors or off sales outdoors. Brickers ... Read More »

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