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Gibsons Noise Bylaw Moves Forward

A bylaw to regulate noise and set quiet hours in Gibsons moved from committee review to Council consideration on Sept. 8. Anti-Noise Bylaw No. 1285 is slated to be on the Sept. 15 Council Meeting agenda for three readings. If it receives support, adoption could happen Oct.6. Under the new bylaw, quiet hours in the ... Read More »

Sunshine Coast COVID Physician Task Force Community Update #35

Dear Fellow Sunshine Coast Residents: With a return to school just around the corner and COVID-19 numbers continuing to rise across the province, we know that many parents, teachers and students are concerned about the risks involved with coming back to school. While there is some risk that we will see COVID-19 within our schools ... Read More »

Renaming Delays

Sechelt council is asking the province to grant them an extension to the comment period on the renaming of Wilson Creek to the traditional word for the creek and area: ts’ukw’um. They are asking the BC Geographical Names office to extend the comment period to Dec. 31, after they’ve had a chance to meet with ... Read More »

Elphinstone in the top 50 of BC schools

Elphinstone ranked 41 out of 252 in this years’ “Report Card on Secondary Schools.” In the report, released by the Fraser Institute on Sept. 3, the Gibsons-based facility was one of 21 public schools rated in the top 50. The rankings, based on 2018/19 performance, were developed using graduation rates, exam results and the percentage ... Read More »

Hwy replacement tops local transportation concerns

The Highway 101 Corridor Study was defended by the minister responsible during a Sept. 10 Zoom meeting organized by the Sechelt and District Chamber of Commerce. Meeting participants from the Coast criticized the study, released Sept. 4, as ineffective in addressing our area’s need for a “real highway.” When asked what locals need to do ... Read More »

Short-term rental decisions delayed

Gibson’s council deferred decisions related to its proposed short-term rental (STR) bylaw until Oct. 6. Third reading of that bylaw was slated for consideration at the Sept. 1 meeting. Council members requested additional time to consider the issue and related information from a Housing Needs Assessment that is due to be received shortly. At the ... Read More »

Federal COVID-19 funding for SD46

The federal government provided an influx of $578,000 into School District #46s budget on Sept. 3. A second round of federal money to help offset increased education costs related to COVID-19 is to be distributed to school districts later this year. Superintendent Patrick Bocking said that SD46 plans to work with its partners, including employee ... Read More »

Darwin debates other Green hopefuls

Three BC Green Party leadership candidates faced off in a debate aired on YouTube on Sept. 1. The event was joined by an audience of close to 600. The only departure from the business-like proceedings was the lead into Sechelt-based candidate and entrepreneur Kim Darwin’s closing remarks. The discussion prior to the closing focused on ... Read More »

Drowning off Keats Island

On Sept. 6, 2020, at approximately 4:00pm Emergency Health Services called police to assist with a male found in the water off the northern tip of Keats Island in medical distress. Police arrived at the Gibsons government dock and met paramedics, Coast Guard and Gibsons Fire Department, who were all assisting with the male then ... Read More »

How parents can pitch in to prevent bullying

Parents go to great lengths to protect their children. Keeping a watchful eye is a great way to protect kids when they’re around the house, but parents may need to look for more subtle signs to determine if their children are being mistreated when they leave home. According to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, ... Read More »

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