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Drowning off Keats Island

On Sept. 6, 2020, at approximately 4:00pm Emergency Health Services called police to assist with a male found in the water off the northern tip of Keats Island in medical distress. Police arrived at the Gibsons government dock and met paramedics, Coast Guard and Gibsons Fire Department, who were all assisting with the male then ... Read More »

How COVID-19 has impacted our daily lives

As we come to the end of summer and what for many of us is an opportunity to resume our normal community lives, it is a good time to reflect on how COVID-19 has and continues to impact us all: 1. We have become used to social distancing, living in a bubble with others, wearing ... Read More »

No shortage of schools on the Sunshine Coast

If you’re considering moving your family to BC’s Sunshine Coast, know that there’s no shortage of schools. Local School District 46 is well known for the quality of its schools, teachers and programs. There are a total of nine elementary schools with locations stretching from Langdale to Madeira Park. They go from kindergarten up-to-and-including grade ... Read More »

shíshálh Nation announce Groundbreaking Ceremony for Our House of Clans

tsain-ko Properties, shíshálh Nation to host the upcoming ceremony for the housing project at 5573 Sunshine Coast Highway, Sechelt. tsain-ko Properties today announced that Our House of Clans, a new affordable housing development located on the shíshálh Nation, will have a groundbreaking ceremony for this highly anticipated community resource and cultural landmark. In keeping with ... Read More »

Elphinstone Ranked Highly by Fraser Institute

Elphinstone ranked 41st out of 252 public and independent BC secondary schools in this years’ Fraser Institutes’ “Report Card on Secondary Schools”. In a report released Sept. 3. Chatelech was ranked as number 140. Pender Harbour Secondary was not included in the review. The ratings are developed using graduation rates, exam results and the percentage ... Read More »

Sunshine Coast COVID Physician Task Force Community Update #34

September 2, 2020 Dear Fellow Sunshine Coast Residents: As many of you are already aware, one of our friends and neighbours at Shishálh Nation was recently exposed to COVID-19 and is currently self-isolating. Fortunately, there is no evidence of community spread at this time. Unfortunately, this is yet another reminder that we all need to ... Read More »

STR Decisions Delayed

Gibson’s Council deferred decisions related to its proposed Short Term Rental (STR) bylaw until October 6. Third reading of that bylaw was slated for consideration at the September 1 meeting. Council members requested additional time to consider the issue and related information from a Housing Needs Assessment that is due to be received shortly. An ... Read More »

Darwin Debates Other Green Leadership Hopefuls

The three candidates for the leadership of the BC Green Party faced off in an online debate aired on YouTube on September 1. The event, joined by close to 600 individuals, moved forward in an orderly manner. The only departure from the business-like proceedings was the lead into Sechelt-based candidate Kim Darwin’s closing remarks. The ... Read More »

Weekend Waits

It’s going to be a busy Labour Day long weekend at the ferry terminals. BC Ferries is recommending that customers show up well in advance of their preferred sailing time. Transport Canada COVID-19 screening is in effect and can take a little longer at check-in. BC Ferries expects sailings to reach passenger capacity. Foot passengers ... Read More »

Pandemic drove BC budget into deficit

Despite strong fiscal results in the first three quarters of 2019-20, unforeseen changes in the fourth quarter due to COVID-19, including declines in tax revenues, ICBC losses and early measures to tackle the pandemic, affected the Province’s 2019-20 financial results. “While the first three quarters of 2019-20 reflected a modest surplus and steady economic growth, ... Read More »

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