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Abandoned vehicle problem on the Coast

According to RCMP Constable Karen Whitby, abandoned vehicles along public roads “are a problem” across the Sunshine Coast. Adjacent to the Harbour Authority of Pender Harbour – Whiskey Slough government dock, three of about a dozen parking spots are occupied by abandoned vehicles. The two minivans and a compact car have broken windows, flat tires ... Read More »

BC launches lung cancer screening program – the first in Canada

British Columbians at high risk of lung cancer will soon be able to receive early detection screening, thanks to the provincial government’s investment in a new lung cancer screening program offered by BC Cancer – the first of its kind in Canada. “At a time when we are dealing with the challenges of COVID-19, it’s ... Read More »

Why the flu shot is so important for the 2020-21 influenza season

Millions of people across the globe get flu shots each year. Flu shots protect people against influenza, but they might provide even greater benefits in 2020. As the world continues to confront the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, it’s imperative that people everywhere take every step necessary to protect themselves and others. The Centers for ... Read More »

Sunshine Coast COVID Physician Task Force Community Update #35

Dear Fellow Sunshine Coast Residents: With a return to school just around the corner and COVID-19 numbers continuing to rise across the province, we know that many parents, teachers and students are concerned about the risks involved with coming back to school. While there is some risk that we will see COVID-19 within our schools ... Read More »

Renaming Delays

Sechelt council is asking the province to grant them an extension to the comment period on the renaming of Wilson Creek to the traditional word for the creek and area: ts’ukw’um. They are asking the BC Geographical Names office to extend the comment period to Dec. 31, after they’ve had a chance to meet with ... Read More »

Break and enter

Overnight on Sept. 1, a suspect gained entry to a storage shed in the 500 block of Eaglecrest Road, Gibsons, and stole a number of items including black security company gear such as a duty-bag, duty-belts, vest, a black hoodie printed with “SECURITY” on the front and back, a pair of handcuffs, dog-repellent spray, a ... Read More »

Elphinstone in the top 50 of BC schools

Elphinstone ranked 41 out of 252 in this years’ “Report Card on Secondary Schools.” In the report, released by the Fraser Institute on Sept. 3, the Gibsons-based facility was one of 21 public schools rated in the top 50. The rankings, based on 2018/19 performance, were developed using graduation rates, exam results and the percentage ... Read More »

Hwy replacement tops local transportation concerns

The Highway 101 Corridor Study was defended by the minister responsible during a Sept. 10 Zoom meeting organized by the Sechelt and District Chamber of Commerce. Meeting participants from the Coast criticized the study, released Sept. 4, as ineffective in addressing our area’s need for a “real highway.” When asked what locals need to do ... Read More »

Federal COVID-19 funding for SD46

The federal government provided an influx of $578,000 into School District #46s budget on Sept. 3. A second round of federal money to help offset increased education costs related to COVID-19 is to be distributed to school districts later this year. Superintendent Patrick Bocking said that SD46 plans to work with its partners, including employee ... Read More »

Darwin debates other Green hopefuls

Three BC Green Party leadership candidates faced off in a debate aired on YouTube on Sept. 1. The event was joined by an audience of close to 600. The only departure from the business-like proceedings was the lead into Sechelt-based candidate and entrepreneur Kim Darwin’s closing remarks. The discussion prior to the closing focused on ... Read More »

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