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Scam On March 18, a Coast resident reported falling victim to a scam after receiving a shipping notification email that appeared to be from a company she on-line shopped with. The email asked the resident to confirm her financial information, which the resident did before realizing the email was fraudulent. The resident contacted her credit ... Read More »

Cyberattack delays ICBC

ICBC is delaying the mailing of COVID-19 rebate cheques to customers due to a cyberattack on a third-party vendor contracted to provide printing and distribution services. The information held by the vendor is limited to customer names, addresses, COVID-19 rebate cheque amounts and cheque numbers. There is no indication this information was obtained. The event ... Read More »

Covid Outbreak Map March 3-9

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Sechelt ops centre AAP passes

Adoption of the bylaw permitting the District of Sechelt to borrow up to $3 million to construct its operations centre is on the agenda for its March 17 council meeting.  Also on that agenda is receipt of the results of the Alternative Approval Process (AAP) completed on Feb. 26 to seek elector consent to take ... Read More »

AAP for Sechelt water meters on horizon

At its March 18 meeting, the SCRD board gave three readings to a bylaw to authorize taking a loan of up to $7.25 million to pay for Phase Three of its water metering project. As the borrowing is proposed to be repaid over 15 years, an Alternative Approval Process (AAP) to gain elector approval is ... Read More »

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Youth mischief On March 15 at around 4am, three youths were witnessed attempting to kick open a window at a business in the 1000 block of Gibsons Way, Gibsons, before being scared off by a passerby. The suspects, which included a female who appeared to be recording the group, appear to be involved in a ... Read More »

Allergies or COVID-19?

As winter gives way to spring, nature does not give any signs in relation to what the people of the world are going through. As trees and flowers bloom, just like they do every spring, the people accustomed to witnessing the awe-inspiring transformation on display each spring are experiencing a transformation of their own. Social ... Read More »

Time change

Canadians have been changing their clocks in the fall and summer for around 100 years. While Daylight Savings Time is supposed to save energy, there’s little evidence that this goal is actually achieved. The current plan being discussed in the media for British Columbians, Yukoners, Californians, Oregonians, and Washingtonians is to fall back one more ... Read More »

BC SPCA seeks help caring for 119 small dogs surrendered into care

The BC SPCA is caring for 119 small dogs surrendered into care from a property near Fort Nelson on March 12. “The owners found themselves in an overwhelming situation and reached out for help,” says Marcie Moriarty, chief enforcement and prevention officer for the BC SPCA. “They did the right thing in asking for assistance, ... Read More »

BCCDC Map February 18-March 6

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