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BCTS logging will impact trail, habitat

ELF reports cutblock will risk environmental integrity of area Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) believes that proposed logging on the slopes of Mt. Elphinstone will trigger multiple negative impacts, including: damaging an historic trail, cutting away at endangered frog habitat and loss of a key section of the Mt. Elphinstone Provincial Park expansion proposal. Currently, BC ... Read More »

Farmgate Market resumes Wednesday schedule

The popular Roberts Creek Farmgate Market resumed its Wednesday afternoon schedule last week, and will run weekly from 3 – 6 p.m. at Roberts Creek Hall through to October 29. This market offers more food and less crafts than other markets, with a mandate to be as organic and local as possible to ensure patrons ... Read More »

Nothing Common about Julia

On Wednesday, April 16 at 7:30pm at Heritage Playhouse, the Gibsons Garden Club is hosts a special evening with guest speaker Julia Common, CEO and Chief Beekeeper of ‘Hives for Humanity’, a Vancouver-based non-profit organization with a mandate to enhance community through apiculture. The group offers therapeutic beekeeping mentorship programs in partnership with organizations in ... Read More »

Disappointing results for Earth Hour 2014

With just one per cent of the population turning off their lights and other electric appliances for a single hour, British Columbians saved 65 megawatt hours of electricity and reduced the provincial electricity load by one percent during Earth Hour on March 29 – the equivalent of turning off about 1.4 million lights. This is ... Read More »

Making Canada ‘the fittest nation on Earth’

Health Minister Rona Ambrose’s visit to our riding on March 21 reminded consituents of the leadership role people here play in health initiatives that have national impact. The occasion was a community event co-hosted by the West Van Chamber of Commerce. An engaged audience of over 70 people heard the Minister touch on health and ... Read More »

Residents at ‘significant risk’ if earthquake occurs

Auditor General Russ Jones’ latest report, Catastrophic Earthquake Preparedness, states that British Columbians are at significant risk if a catastrophic earthquake were to occur today. The audit found that Emergency Management BC (EMBC), the organization tasked with preparing government’s response to such an event, is not adequately prepared for a catastrophic earthquake. The audit also ... Read More »

Letters to the Editor – Opinions

Polak ‘not reassuring’ Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to Mary Polak, BC Minister of Parks, and copied to The Local Weekly for publication.  Your recent press release about the changes to the Parks Act was published as a guest editorial in one of our local papers, The Local (March 20). While you assure ... Read More »

Editorial Opinion – The alternative: restorative justice

Guest Editorial By Heather Conn, Roberts Creek Last year, a drunken stranger kicked in my front door in Roberts Creek when I was home alone. Surprisingly, he did not enter my house and left me unharmed. Later, I agreed to participate in a restorative justice session – a form of collaborative justice for minor offences – ... Read More »

Council working for financially strong community

by John R. Henderson Mayor, District of Sechelt Thank you to everyone who took the time to study and vote on the financing option for our Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) that was the subject of our recent referendum.  Council has now accepted the offer from the Green Municipal Fund to provide us with a $1 ... Read More »

Plastic bags, film still accepted in Sechelt blue bins

Plastic film, including light weight plastic shopping and garbage bags, will continue to be accepted in Sechelt’s residential ‘blue box’ curbside recycling collection bins. Sechelt’s current collection program has the ability to process and repurpose plastic film.  Announcements made earlier in March about removing plastic film from the curbside recycling stream were made with a ... Read More »

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