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District’s tractor stolen Sunshine Coast RCMP are investigating a report that a green 2010 John Deere tractor was stolen from the Sechelt Public Works yard on Allen Road in Sechelt. The tractor was last seen on Monday, March 22, at 3:15pm and was bearing BC license plate X49097. The tractor in the photo is the ... Read More »

BC’s three-week lockdown hopes to ‘break the chain’

To address rising COVID- 19 case counts, protect people and communities and help break the chain of COVID-19 transmission, the provincial health officer amended the provincial public health orders this past week, effective March 30. “COVID-19 continues to create challenges for people and businesses throughout BC, and we are grateful for the sacrifices people continue ... Read More »

Gibsons AED installations

The Town of Gibsons and the Rotary Club of Gibsons have collaborated to install automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, in three high-traffic Gibsons locations – Mike’s Place in Gibsons Landing, the Gibsons Marina on Prowse Road and inside the washroom facility at Armour’s Beach. The Rotary Club of Gibsons provided the three AEDs, and the ... Read More »

Female salmon are dying at higher rates than males

Female adult sockeye from the Fraser River are dying at significantly higher rates than their male counterparts on the journey back to their spawning grounds, finds new UBC research. For every male salmon that doesn’t make it to their natal stream, at least two, sometimes three, female salmon die. “This is causing skewed sex ratios ... Read More »

Covid Update March 14-20

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Sunshine Coast vaccination update

We are ahead of schedule on the Coast. As of Saturday, March 20, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has been inviting Coast residents 70 years of age and older (born in 1951 or earlier) and 55 and older, if you are First Nations, Métis, or Inuit to call 1-877-587-5767 to book their COVID-19 vaccination appointment. There ... Read More »

London Drugs prepares for rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations in BC

London Drugs is preparing to take a big role to support the BC government’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Once the most vulnerable have been immunized, London Drugs will be ready to administer vaccines to thousands of British Columbians over the coming months. “We are ready to assist in British Columbia however we can to immunize people ... Read More »

Sechelt area postal code changes coming

Changes to postal codes for some 7,200 addresses in the Sechelt and the Halfmoon Bay area are set for April 19. Media relations at Canada Post advised the Local that those who will be impacted by the change will be notified officially by mail. Residents should not make changes until instructed to do so by ... Read More »

No March 22 “take off” for aerodrome improvements

The District of Sechelt’s announced start date of March 22 for its aerodrome resurfacing and runway extension project came and went with no activity at the site. Sechelt’s Director of Engineering and Public Works Kirn Dhillon told the Local that although contractor Jakes Construction was expected to begin the $3.18 million project that day, it ... Read More »

Committee rejects ice season extension requests

Written requests from the Coast’s figure skating and minor hockey associations did not convince an SCRD committee to support keeping ice in the Sechelt Arena past March 31. Committee members at the March 18 Planning and Community Development meeting stood by board direction that ice be retained beyond the end of March only when variable ... Read More »

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