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Honoured to Chair a Special All-Party Committee

It’s an honour, as the MLA for Powell River – Sunshine Coast, to have been elected to Chair a Special All-Party Committee to review the Police Act. The Committee was established by the BC Government in response to a pattern of incidents of racial bias and examples of systemic racism among law enforcement agencies in ... Read More »

Don’t wait for new ferry reservations

Southern Sunshine Coast Ferry Advisory Committee (FAC) chair Diana Mumford said the free reservation system hinted at by BC Ferries (BCF) president Mark Collins on July 27 is not coming to the local route anytime soon. Mumford explained that BCF’s “Fare Flexibility and Digital Experience” initiative has been under discussion since late-2014. That project involves ... Read More »

Trellis seniors care public hearing

Those interested in the progress of the Trellis/Silverstone seniors care facility project will need to keep a close eye on Sechelt.ca. The bylaws related to the controversial project were the subject of an 80-minute public hearing on July 28 and it is not clear when Sechelt council will move to a final decision. (The Trellis ... Read More »

Notes from the Upper Mainland

I’m happy to write my column for the Local again; it’s good to see the publication up and running, and I wish it success. I hope everyone is finding time to enjoy the beauty that summer offers us on the Sunshine Coast, despite our preoccupation with the pandemic and the challenges it brings. This summer ... Read More »

Body found on a Roberts Creek beach

Sunshine Coast RCMP are investigating after human remains were located on a beach in Roberts Creek. On July 11, at approximately 6am, a dog alerted two teens to an object on the beach below the 800 block of Bayview Rd. The two teens went for help to a nearby homeowner, who also believed it to ... Read More »

A child’s life of chronic pain

Rowan Rody, a 10-year-old from Halfmoon Bay, has trouble remembering what life felt like before the pain. He’s spent the last two years of his life battling the chronic migraine he contracted as a consequence of Lyme disease, with his family and community at his side. Rowan and his family are one of the 10 ... Read More »

Facing challenges together

We are facing new and challenging times; I wish everyone all the strength they need as we face these challenges together. From hearts on windows in Powell River to the evening howls from the porches of Pender Harbour, I’m not surprised to see the spirit of togetherness on display in communities up and down the ... Read More »

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