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BC Timber Sales plans to log ‘The Elphinstone Living Garden-Forest’

Photo caption: Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) supporters visit a controversial cutblock which they believe may be in danger of clearcutting.   Photo submitted Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) recently completed a field study of an area they call a ‘Living-Garden Forest’. This old, natural forest is part of the Dry Maritime Western Hemlock Zone, with a ... Read More »

Ensuring quality water supply for Gibsons

On June 3 at Gibsons Town Hall, Mayor Wayne Rowe and SCRD Chair Garry Nohr signed the Bulk Water Agreement signifying a long term partnership between the Town of Gibsons and the Sunshine Coast Regional District for the provision of high quality water to the Upper Gibsons neighbourhood. This agreement will provide certainty for the ... Read More »

BC honours children and youth in care

Approximately 8,200 children and youth are in government care in BC This week is about celebrating the diversity, accomplishments and resilience of children and youth in and from care across the province.   Stephanie Cadieux, Minister of Children and Family Development  Notice. Listen. Respect. Stand with BC children and youth in care. This powerful slogan was written by ... Read More »

Rally against Monsanto

March Against Monsanto protests were held in 52 countries and 436 cities, according to its US-based founder and organizer Tami Canal, who launched her Facebook-based movement on February 28. Genetically modified plants, including most corn, soybean and cotton crops –  are grown from seeds engineered to resist insecticides and herbicides, add nutritional benefits or otherwise ... Read More »

Watermark takes quality, accessibility to next level

As workers continue to put the finishing touches on Phase One of the Watermark development, the project begins to feel as was originally intended – like an exciting opportunity for locals to enjoy waterfront living in downtown Sechelt. These six-storey buildings will house 104 suites, a café-bistro and several commercial spaces. As of May 29, ... Read More »

Health and Fitness – a national responsibility

As the father of three young children and as the MP for West Vancouver – Sunshine Coast – Sea to Sky, I’m grateful to live in a riding so full of opportunities to be active, both indoors and out.  But most Canadians are not as physically active as needed to be healthy – physically, mentally, ... Read More »

District employees reject proposed agreement

District of Sechelt employees, represented by the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) have refused to ratify a proposed collective agreement negotiated between the union and the District. The bargaining committees for the District and the BCGEU reached a tentative agreement on May 9 and had agreed to recommend the settlement for ratification. “We ... Read More »

Sechelt’s Cowrie Street to remain two way

The District of Sechelt Council has determined to keep Cowrie Street open to two-way traffic for the foreseeable future. “Council heard from the local business community and, in particular, the merchants that they do not want Cowrie Street to be one-way,”said Mayor John Henderson. While the proposal for altering area traffic flow and increasing available ... Read More »

Davis Bay Elementary grows naturally

On April 16, the Board of Education passed a motion authorizing the Superintendent to return Davis Bay Elementary to a ‘Kindergarten to Grade Seven’ school. For three years Davis Bay has been a ‘Kindergarten to Grade Five’ school and has been doing a fantastic job. The Spider, or home-school support, program has helped fill the ... Read More »

Letters to the Editor – Opinions

Obstacle course for scooter drivers Scooter Safety Awareness Day is June 8, from 1 – 4 pm at the Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre.  A first-ever event, Scooter Safety Awareness Day has the goal of providing mobility scooter users with information from the experts on safe driving practices and some fun in practicing driving skills. Loaned ... Read More »

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