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BC firefighters step up to help south of the border

More than 200 BC firefighters and related personnel are heading to the US to help battle extreme fire activity in Oregon. “Over 800 BC Wildfire Service personnel volunteered to go into someone else’s community and to someone else’s fire to do what they can to make sure people are safe,” said Premier John Horgan. “That ... Read More »

The federal government will stay focused on keeping Canadians safe

As fall approaches, we all have a lot on our minds as we adapt to living and working during the pandemic. The federal government will stay focused on keeping Canadians safe, supporting our most vulnerable, and working with the private sector to ensure that our economy and our country comes out of this pandemic stronger ... Read More »

Tips to increase value of your home

I expect the Sunshine Coast market to start slowing down over the next few weeks and, if there is another shut down due to COVID-19 over the winter, the 2021 spring market could be busier than we have ever seen. Summer may have only just turned to fall, but if you’re considering putting your property ... Read More »

Boulevard Battle

The fate of vehicle traffic and parking along Sechelt’s Trail Bay Boulevard is up for debate again. At its Sept 16 meeting, Council authorized an application to a federal/provincial infrastructure grant for seventy-three percent of up to $600,500 in upgrades on the waterfront between Shorncliffe and Trail Avenues. Council did not finalize whether vehicle traffic ... Read More »

Holy Smoke!

The Popham islands (in front of Bowen Island and UBC in the distance) taken before the Labour Day weekend when heavy smoke moved in from the US and snuffed out visibility. Out of control wildfires across Washington, Oregon and California have been responsible for giving southern BC some of the worst air-quality levels seen on ... Read More »

New Green Party leader

Sonia Furstenau, the MLA from Cowichan Valley, is the new leader of the Green Party of BC. Furstenau defeated environmental lawyer Cam Brewer and entrepreneur Kim Darwin of Sechelt in a close race – winning 53 percent of the vote on the second ballot. “I ran for leader because I know the BC Greens are ... Read More »

Sechelt man arrested

On Sept. 3, at almost midnight, a Caucasian male in his 40’s approached a group of youths standing in a field near Sunnycrest Mall in Gibsons. Some words were exchanged, and the male allegedly brandished a weapon, before walking away into the bushes. The youths were unharmed, and after calling police, they provided a detailed ... Read More »

Langdale exempt from car deck rules

BC Ferries customers travelling on the Horseshoe Bay–Langdale route may remain in their vehicles on the main (lower) car decks. As of Sept. 30, Transport Canada is ending the temporary flexibility it granted ferry operators that allowed passengers to remain in their vehicle on enclosed vehicle decks in response to COVID-19. Route 3, from Langdale ... Read More »

COVID-19 cases at Tla’amin Nation

Tla’amin Nation, near Powell River, now has 28 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and they are awaiting updated data. To slow and stop the spread of Covid-19 Tla’amin has taken extraordinary measures including a shelter in place order, barricading access points in and out of the community, organizing testing in the village, and assembling food and ... Read More »

Wakefield lift station replacement delay

Despite budgeting in 2020 to replace the failure-prone Wakefield Road wastewater effluent lift station, the District of Sechelt has delayed this project until at least next year. The work is being delayed pending decisions on grants from the Green Infrastructure Funding for Small Communities and the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The District has applied ... Read More »

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