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Gibsons tight-lipped on tree cuts

Statements of disbelief came from Gibsons’ council members at their Jan. 5 meeting in the discussion of a Stop Work Order for illegal tree cutting at the Gospel Rock development and sharing of details surrounding that event. While not a business item on the meeting’s agenda, the subject came up during council reports. Chief Administrative ... Read More »

Highway reopened

The Highway 101 bypass linking Upper Gibsons with the Langdale Ferry Terminal reopened on Jan. 9. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure closed the route on Jan. 6 to address culvert stability issues. Damage to the road substructure was linked to heavy rain in the area over the past two weeks. Replacement of the culvert ... Read More »

shíshálh-BC land use plan engagement

The shíshálh Nation and the Province are looking for public input about land use planning in the Nations’ traditional territory. Residents have until Jan. 31 to submit views via an online survey at The shíshálh-BC Land Use Plan (LUP) area extends from Roberts Creek through to the head of Queen’s Reach on the Upper ... Read More »

Local government surveys under way

Jan. 25 is the updated response deadline for a community survey on the Town of Gibsons updated strategic plan, 2021 budget, and best ways to deliver information to residents. The survey launched in December is available on the Town’s website at The input extension was announced at the Jan. 5 council meeting, as only ... Read More »

2020 consumer debt study released

Sands & Associates, BC’s largest firm of Licensed Insolvency Trustees serving individuals and small businesses, released the results of the 2020 BC Consumer Debt Study this week. This unique annual study polled over 1,800 consumers around the province who declared bankruptcy or consolidated debt using a consumer proposal. In addition to examining causes of debt, ... Read More »

Trail closure at Chapman Creek

Infrastructure services staff from the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) are continuing work to secure water mains at the Chapman Creek Water Treatment Plant. This vital work is necessary due to a landslide that occurred in the area in late December. The landslide occurred close to the two water mains feeding the plant from Chapman ... Read More »

Sunshine Coast COVID Physician Task Force Community Update #42

January 11, 2021 Dear Fellow Sunshine Coast Residents: The new year has brought some good news, as we have seen our local case numbers (people with symptoms who test positive for COVID-19) drop from an average of two per day in early December to less than one case per day over the past few weeks. ... Read More »

Landslide threatens Chapman Creek water supply mains

The SCRDs Chapman Creek Water Treatment Plant’s main feed lines are at risk of failure due to nearby landslides, according to a report received at a hastily called Dec. 31 special board meeting. Slope instability near the mains was reported to SCRD staff by members of the public on Dec. 19. Staff proceeded to monitor ... Read More »

BCCDC Map update December 20-26

The BC Centre for Disease Control local COVID-19 numbers for Dec. 20-26 show three confirmed cases on the Lower Sunshine Coast. BCCDC Map Read More »

2021 property assessments in the mail

Property owners can expect to receive their 2021 assessment notices this week, which reflect market value as of July 1, 2020. Assessed values for homes in the Town of Gibsons rose two percent, while the District of Sechelt went up six percent. The average single-family residential home in Gibsons is valued at $671,000, compared to ... Read More »

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