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Covid Numbers January 24-30, 2021

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COVID-19 exposure at Chatelech Secondary School

School District #46 (SD46) has stated that a positive COVID-19 test occurred in someone in attendance at École Chatelech Secondary School in Sechelt. An advisory regarding the incident was posted on the SD46 website on Feb. 1. The notice directs school students and staff impacted by the exposure incident to self-monitor for symptoms until Feb. ... Read More »

BC Ferries engagement process update

BC Ferries is exploring 11 community-sourced ideas that could help improve ferry service to and from the Sunshine Coast as a result of the completion of Phase II of the Moving Ahead Together engagement process. The Moving Ahead Together Project Working Group and BC Ferries developed the ideas using input from the community. The suggestions ... Read More »

Murder trial adjourned to March

The second-degree murder trial of Kevin Christopher Webster has been adjourned to March 10. The adjournment was requested by Crown prosecutor Trevor Cockfield at a hearing on Jan. 28. Cockfield indicated that the Crown was awaiting further disclosure from the RCMP on the matter. Webster is charged in relation to the death of his mother, ... Read More »


How parents can help children make friends Social connections are important for children’s growth and development. Some children have a hard time fitting in and making friends, and these kids may just need a little extra help fostering friendships. According to the resource Parenting Science, decades of research indicates that parents play a key role ... Read More »

Two wins for “Building Together” project

Sunshine Coast Community Services Society’s (SCCSS) “Building Together” project, aimed at creating a combined affordable housing and program delivery space in Sechelt, recently received good news on two fronts. Area MLA Nicholas Simons announced that a $250,000 provincial Community Gaming Grant was awarded to the society for the community kitchen portion of that project. “The ... Read More »

RCMP Report

Mailbox Theft Overnight on Jan. 31, police received a report that community mailboxes in the 1200 block of Bryan Road, Madeira Park, had been broken into. Anyone with any information about this incident, or any of the break-ins to mailboxes, is asked to contact RCMP and reference police file 2021-706. Sechelt hit and runs On ... Read More »

Market Continued with multiple offers commonplace

The busy Sunshine Coast real estate market continued last month with multiple offers commonplace, especially in the $700,000 to $900,000 range. Demand is far beyond inventory as retirees find themselves competing with young families now considering living here. I have been frequently called this month by disappointed buyers trying to do it alone (without the ... Read More »

COVID-19 numbers for Jan. 10-16

The BC Centre for Disease Control local COVID-19 numbers for Jan. 10-16 show 21 confirmed cases on the Lower Sunshine Coast. BCCDC Map Read More »

Sunshine Coast COVID-19 Physician Task Force community update #46

Dear Fellow Sunshine Coast Residents: As we flew out another patient with rapidly progressing COVID-19 symptoms last week, we were reminded once again how quickly people can deteriorate with COVID-19. Although age and risk factors come into play, it is difficult to predict who will be severely affected. We are acutely aware that the increased ... Read More »

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