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Housing Market finishes strong

It was a busy September that capped off a strong finish to the quarter on BCs Sunshine Coast. September year-over-year comparison is as follows: September 2019 saw 66 total sales – 35 of them were single-family detached, and the average price of those homes was $728,500. The average time on market was 90 days, and ... Read More »

Active Transportation Week

Active Transportation Week on the Coast, Sept 28 to Oct 4 is in full swing. A listing of the week’s activities is available on According to Alun Woolliams, a director with the Transportation Choices – Sunshine Coast organization or TraC, COVID-19 has presented some unique challenges to hosting the annual celebration of the importance ... Read More »

Coast Housing Unaffordable

The greatest challenge related to housing on the Coast is affordability, according to the Sunshine Coast Housing Needs Report. That report states that since 2005, housing prices for single family dwellings in the area have increased by 80 percent. Within Sechelt, they have more than doubled. Such homes are the most common type of housing ... Read More »

Tour de Coast

Constable Shelby Wood and Constable Jihan McDougall, in front of the Sunshine Coast RCMP detachment in Sechelt, about to begin their ride for this year’s Tour de Coast. Starting Sept. 21, it was five days of riding, 250 kilometres total from Earls Cove to Fort Langley with many stops in between. The constables wanted to ... Read More »

Green Bins delayed

The SCRD is to begin collecting food waste on Oct. 6. Green Bins and starter kits are to be delivered by Oct. 4 to residents in Areas B, D, E and F. Due to unforeseen rail transportation issues, the shipment of the Green Bins was delayed, but staff are committed to working seven days a ... Read More »

Businessman questions parking changes

Changes are coming to Wharf Street and the Highway 101 intersection entering downtown Sechelt. The operator of Wharf’s Sechelt Barber Shop, Brett Hopkins, questions whether they will make access in the area better or worse. The District of Sechelt has grant funding to relocate the sidewalk on the west side of Wharf Avenue between Dolphin ... Read More »

Large West Sechelt development being repitched

Up to 850 new homes are being proposed on 328 acres in West Sechelt on the north side of Highway 101. This is in the area between Wakefield Road and Halfmoon Bay. Grand Excelsior Investments has taken over the four properties formerly designated as “The Trails” development. It is pitching an estimated 15 to 20 ... Read More »

BC is voting by mail in record numbers

Since the provincial election was called a week ago, over 400,000 British Columbians have already registered for mail-in-ballots. No one needs a special reason to vote by mail – all voters can vote by mail. And according to Elections BC, between 35 to 40 percent of those surveyed indicated they would during the pandemic. As ... Read More »

Free course for families struggling with mental illness

Are you supporting a family member or friend who is struggling with mental illness? The challenges families face when a loved one has a mental illness can be overwhelming. Imagine what it is like to have a family member who is actively psychotic, paranoid, or so deeply depressed that they can’t get out of bed. ... Read More »

BC campaign to get youth to the polls

Students across BC have launched a province-wide campaign to encourage young British Columbians to vote in this fall’s provincial election. Run by a coalition of student groups, representing over 375,000 post-secondary students, “Take It Over” aims to not only mobilize students and young people to vote in this provincial election but also encourages them to ... Read More »

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