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STR decisions before Gibsons … again

Gibsons’ staff recommend that a second public hearing be held on potential regulations for short-term rental (STR) accommodations in the Town. By doing this, council and the community will have the opportunity to consider STRs impacts on local housing availability, as laid out in the Sunshine Coast Housing Needs Assessment. The draft STR zoning bylaw ... Read More »

BC Hydro doubles select home renovation rebates

In a bid to help restart the BC economy and help customers save energy in their homes, BC Hydro is doubling rebate amounts for select energy-efficient upgrades, including heat pumps (for space or water heating), windows and doors. There’s also a bonus offer for those who hire a Program Registered Contractor to take advantage of ... Read More »

Disappointed buyers commonplace

It was a busy October to start Q4 on the Sunshine Coast. Low inventory and high demand saw many sellers enjoying multiple offers and sales over asking price. Disappointed buyers were commonplace, especially those trying to do it on their own or without using a local realtor as their buyer’s agent. Here is how the ... Read More »

40 years of Special Olympics in BC

Hello again, sports fans! I hope you had a fun All Hallows Eve. From the SOBC newsletter came this notice: “November 2020 marks 40 years of Special Olympics in BC…a time to celebrate SOBCs incredible people and the power of this life-changing movement in our province! Join us on Nov. 24 for a virtual dance ... Read More »

MLA looks forward to a fifth term

Nicholas Simons’ ankle may be dislocated, but he is cautiously optimistic that his position as Powell River-Sunshine Coast MLA is secure. Speaking with the Local on Oct. 26, Simons said he appreciated the support that has been shown to him, through votes and other means, by the people of the Coast. On Oct. 24, provincial ... Read More »

Riding results … so far

Pending the count of mail-in ballots and verification of election results, incumbent NDP MLA Nicholas Simons is anticipated to be returning to the BC Legislature to be part of an NDP majority government. The preliminary Elections BC count of ballots cast on Oct. 24 and at advanced polls show Simons supported by 7,719 of the ... Read More »

Garbage disposal options due in March

With the Sechelt landfill slated to close in six years, the SCRD board has contracted with Tetra Tech to analyze future solid waste disposal options for the area. The contractor will be paid just over $101,000 for this work. They are also tasked with assessing the long-term demand for garbage disposal for the region, given ... Read More »

2nd B&E – Gibsons Landing Trading Post

On Oct. 22 at approximately 8am, the RCMP were notified of a second break in to the Gibsons Landing Trading Post at 292 Gower Point Rd in lower Gibsons. Approximately $8,000 to $25,000 of vintage watches were stolen from the business. The RCMP are looking for anyone with surveillance cameras in the area that may ... Read More »

RCMP join Project Rainbow

The Sunshine Coast RCMP have joined Project Rainbow, a national incentive created by Corporal Brendan Harkness, who was looking for a simple way to demonstrate that the RCMP is as inclusive and diverse as the communities it serves. Harkness believed that it would be profoundly meaningful to employees, as well as the LGBTQ2S+ community, if ... Read More »

Alzheimer helpline hours extended

Physical distancing, self-isolation and quarantine have been a difficult transition for most British Columbians, but they have been particularly challenging for Sunshine Coast residents living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, their caregivers and family members. The non-profit Alzheimer Society of BC has extended its helpline hours to help them, providing support and information about ... Read More »

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