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Gospel Rock and other chairing challenges

Mayor Bill Beamish faced a bumpy debate that began with the call to order at Gibsons’ March 16 council meeting. Councillor Annemarie De Andrade moved to make an addition to the amended meeting agenda for an update on the environmental protection covenant on the property at Gospel Rock. Beamish reminded her of the process for ... Read More »

Solidarity for Old Growth Forests

Close to 50 area residents concerned about preserving BC’s old-growth forests gathered in the rain on March 19 in solidarity at the Davis Bay pier for an information demonstration. The event was part of a province-wide “day of action” organized to pressure the BC Government to stop all logging of old-growth immediately. In a posting ... Read More »

Second tent proposed at Gibsons Recycling Depot

A second 40 by 40 foot tent to house expanded cardboard baling activities is being proposed at Gibsons Recycling Depot. On March 16, both committee and council endorsement of moving that plan to the public consultation phase was granted. In addition, the consultation will also ask for views on extending the Town temporary use permit ... Read More »

Changes to Mills Road development

Westcor Lands is reducing its proposed Mills Road development to 34 multi-family residential units. Its original request was for 44 units. Sechelt council received a staff report and a delegation from the developer regarding the change at its March 17 meeting. Bruce Mason from Westcor and project architect Nicholas Waissbluth explained that following community consultation ... Read More »

New Salish-Class vessel named and call for artists for vessel artwork

In recognition of the Coast Salish as the traditional stewards and original mariners of the Salish Sea, BC Ferries has named its new Salish-Class ferry Salish Heron. BC Ferries will honour the Salish Heron name with Coast Salish artwork on the exterior and interior of the vessel and is partnering with the First Peoples’ Cultural ... Read More »

Cyberattack delays ICBC

ICBC is delaying the mailing of COVID-19 rebate cheques to customers due to a cyberattack on a third-party vendor contracted to provide printing and distribution services. The information held by the vendor is limited to customer names, addresses, COVID-19 rebate cheque amounts and cheque numbers. There is no indication this information was obtained. The event ... Read More »

Covid Outbreak Map March 3-9

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Sechelt ops centre AAP passes

Adoption of the bylaw permitting the District of Sechelt to borrow up to $3 million to construct its operations centre is on the agenda for its March 17 council meeting.  Also on that agenda is receipt of the results of the Alternative Approval Process (AAP) completed on Feb. 26 to seek elector consent to take ... Read More »

AAP for Sechelt water meters on horizon

At its March 18 meeting, the SCRD board gave three readings to a bylaw to authorize taking a loan of up to $7.25 million to pay for Phase Three of its water metering project. As the borrowing is proposed to be repaid over 15 years, an Alternative Approval Process (AAP) to gain elector approval is ... Read More »

Webster court appearance rescheduled

Kevin Christopher Webster’s next appearance on a charge of second-degree murder has been booked for April 7 in Sechelt Provincial Court chambers. On March 10, the matter was put over to the new date. Webster’s March 10 appearance was delayed by about an hour due to operational complications with establishing a video conference link between ... Read More »

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