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New District of Sechelt hire

The District of Sechelt announced the hiring of Kirn Dhillon for the position of director of engineering and operations. Mr. Dhillon has a Bachelor in Applied Science in Civil Engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of BC. With 20 years of public and private sector engineering experience from the Government of ... Read More »

New at the Sechelt Library: Art!

Beginning this month the Sechelt Public Library and the District of Sechelt will showcase local visual artists in the Municipal Hall Building at 5797 Cowrie St. The new year-round Community Art Display program is an initiative of the Sechelt Arts Coordinator, Siobhan Smith, in partnership with Margaret Hodgins, Chief Librarian of the Sechelt Public Library. ... Read More »

Solar panels needed for treatment plant – LEEDS gold rating

The District of Sechelt heard on August 13 that it should fork over another $100,000 on top of the 20 million it has already budgeted for the new sewage treatment plant at Surf Circle, in order to purchase alternative power kits. Sechelt Council voted unanimously to buy solar panels to stem rising Hydro costs for ... Read More »

Sechelt downtown gets free WiFi

The District of Sechelt will shortly be hosting downtown WiFi with the project launching on Labour Day. A free internet signal will be provided to downtown Sechelt, the Sechelt Innovations Ltd (SIL)’s quarterly report noted, and that the estimated cost for the service is at $70,000. SIL is Sechlet District’s arm-length corporation which is charged ... Read More »

Fire ban in effect for most Coastal areas

District of Sechelt fire protection area officials announced a campfire ban July 21. The use of fireworks, burning barrels, tiki torches and sky lanterns is also not permitted Firemen are concerned about the dry conditions around B.C. and note how people should be aware of the real risks of wildfires occurring in our region. “The ... Read More »

Sechelt considers smoking bylaws

A request was heard from the Canadian Cancer Society and Vancouver Coastal Health on June 4, at the District of Sechelt regular council meeting, for a more stringent bylaw in Sechelt relating to smoking in public places. Such venues of concern include parks, trails, beaches, and includes properties where the public can gather, like stores, ... Read More »

Davis Bay wharf to reopen July 17

Through a stellar effort from community and local government, the Davis Bay Wharf will reopen on Thursday July 17, at 3:30. The public along with donors and dignitaries are invited to celebrate the Sechelt area landmark’s official reopening on the Wharf with music, refreshments and speakers. Shuttle buses will be leaving from Sechelt recreation centre/municipal ... Read More »

Sand Castle Sculpting Saturday

The annual Davis Bay Sand Castle Contest is going ahead on Saturday, July 12 in Mission Point park. “This is a great community event,” said one of the organizers, “everyone always asks me when it’s going to be.” Registration is at 10 am, and the judging starts at 1 pm with winners announced at 2:30. ... Read More »

Winery Opens to Community Applause

The opening of a new winery in Sechelt drew friends, dignitaries and the public to taste Sunshine Coast Winery’s first wines last Thursday, and invited the general public on Saturday. Amid the new winery’s facilities set still in the backdrop of lush Selma Park’s elegant flower gardens, winery co-owner and operator, Iris Fan welcomed everyone ... Read More »

District of Sechelt office changes hours

Hours of operation at the District’s central office second Floor, 5797 Cowrie Street will be adjusted to 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, effective Monday, July 7. This change has been made to adjust for the elimination of the ‘flex day’ system for office employees, as agreed to in the collective agreement signed by the ... Read More »

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