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Housing group eyes grants intended for Sechelt and beyond

Sechelt’s Housing Advisory Committee discussed the use of funds available to that municipality as well as other Coast jurisdictions at its March 11 meeting. Mayor Darnelda Siegers, who was acting chair for the meeting, advised the five other committee members in attendance that Coast local governments were eligible for a total of $1.3 million in ... Read More »

The flood resilience challenge

In an effort to build awareness and understanding of the risks posed by sea-level rise, Sechelt is the first community to host an interactive online session of the Flood Resilience Challenge game. People interested in taking part need to register using the link provided on Sechelt.ca. On March 18 at 6:30pm, there will be an ... Read More »

BC SPCA seeks help caring for 119 small dogs surrendered into care

The BC SPCA is caring for 119 small dogs surrendered into care from a property near Fort Nelson on March 12. “The owners found themselves in an overwhelming situation and reached out for help,” says Marcie Moriarty, chief enforcement and prevention officer for the BC SPCA. “They did the right thing in asking for assistance, ... Read More »

BCCDC Map February 18-March 6

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Solid waste dominates SCRD budget talks

Debate on the current and future costs of dealing with garbage and recyclables were major contributors to over 10 hours of round two 2021 budget discussions by the SCRD board. Committee meetings to complete its draft 2021 financial plan lasted from 9:30am to after 3pm on March 4 and 5. Operating hours at the region’s ... Read More »

COVID-19 vaccine locations announced

COVID-19 vaccination clinics on the Coast are slated to open to senior citizens within selected groups in mid-March. Clinics will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion at 747 Gibsons Way, the Royal Canadian Legion in Madeira Park at 12829 Lillies Lake Road, and the Sechelt Seniors Centre at 5604 Trail Avenue. Vancouver Coastal Health’s ... Read More »

Sunshine Coast COVID-19 Physician Task Force community update #46

Dear Fellow Sunshine Coast Residents: Despite ongoing concerns about the potential for COVID-19 variants to increase infection rates again, there has been a lot of positive news in the past few weeks. Across the globe, COVID-19 infection and death rates have been dropping, and last week brought news indicating that vaccinations are already making a ... Read More »

Coopers Green renovation makes SCRDs draft budget

Continued planning for the estimated $3 million Coopers Green Hall renovation was endorsed by the SCRD board at its March 5 round two 2021 budget meeting. While a commitment to proceed remains outstanding, the board voted to include just over $528,000 in project funding from the Regional District’s budget as a “placeholder.” The finalized regional ... Read More »

BC Ferries launches new fare options

BC Ferries announced the launch of new fare options last week on the three Metro Vancouver – Vancouver Island routes. These new fares will benefit customers travelling for essential purposes only, and once it’s safe to resume non-essential travel, all customers will be able to take advantage of more fare choices. In addition to BC ... Read More »

SPCA Spring Lottery

The BC SPCA Lottery for animals in need is back and bigger than ever. Buying a lottery ticket will help BC’s abused, neglected and injured animals and could potentially put thousands of extra dollars in your pocket! “With 31 cash prizes totalling $125,000 to be won, plus a bonus 50/50 pot up to $500,000, there ... Read More »

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