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Inclusive employment pilot lights the way in Powell River

A new inclusive employment pilot project is providing eligible Powell River residents with on-the-job work experience and skills training. At the same time, they earn a fair wage in a new social enterprise. OneLight is a social enterprise that manufactures a fire starter that uses recycled materials diverted from the landfill. It can be used ... Read More »

Sunshine Coast Foundation seeks next generation of donors

Philanthropy for the 3rd Millennium is a program of the Sunshine Coast Foundation that engages with a group of younger (~25-50) workers and community leaders. Its goal is to help them understand the issues, challenges, and opportunities facing the Sunshine Coast, the role of philanthropy and the Sunshine Coast Foundation, and how they can make ... Read More »

Covid Update February 21-27

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Discover Camping

Since COVID-19 is limiting travel opportunities and British Columbians are planning trips closer to home, the 2021 camping season is expected to be a busy one. Starting Monday, people living in the province will have priority access to campsite reservations throughout the summer in provincial parks. The Discover Camping reservation service ( will allow BC ... Read More »

Pink Shirt Day

Sunshine Coast RCMP took part in Pink Shirt Day on Feb. 24, standing against bullying by wearing pink shirts. Constable McDougall, Indigenous Liaison and Constable Hall, Youth Liaison attended various schools throughout the Sunshine Coast and visited the shíshálh Nation and participated in anti-bullying activities. Sunshine Coast Police Officers also showed support while attending calls ... Read More »

Gibsons welcomes housing tenants

Packages containing community information and small gifts have been assembled by the Town of Gibsons for the individuals moving into the School Road Supportive Housing project. Representatives of BC Housing (BCH), the project’s developing partner, noted that this is the first community to have taken this action since it began work on the Province’s 2018 ... Read More »

British Columbia COVID-19 vaccine plan Phase 2 details

More than 400,000 people in the province will be immunized from March to early April as the province moves into Phase 2 of its four-step plan in the largest immunization rollout in BC’s history. First-dose immunizations have already begun for those living and working in independent living centres and seniors’ supportive housing, as well as ... Read More »

SCRD engages residents on 2021 budget plans

Presenter panels, opportunities for questions, and pop quizzes testing directors’ knowledge were included in SCRD online public engagement events on its 2021 proposed budget. Sessions for the SCRDs rural areas were hosted on Feb. 22 and 26. The focus of the three sessions was a draft operations budget of $48.7 million and proposals to spend ... Read More »

Highway 101 bypass study coming

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI) is in the early stages of organizing a study on bypass options for Highway 101. Elena Farmer, district manager, made that announcement as part of a MoTI delegation at Sechelt’s Committee of the Whole meeting on Feb. 24. Farmer was not able to provide many details, as project ... Read More »

International Women’s Day ~ March 8, 2021 ~ #ChooseToChallenge

Monday, March 8, 2021, is celebrated worldwide and is a day to recognize the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and girls. It is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights, including safe working conditions and pay equity. It is a day that celebrates womanhood in all its forms. The theme ... Read More »

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