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Let the Debates begin

Sechelt’s three mayoral candidates went head to head in the first all-candidates meeting Monday, laying out their different reasons for running. Incumbent Mayor John Henderson, former Mayor Bruce Milne and school board member Christine Younghusband appeared before an over-flow crowd of more than 150 people at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre. “It’s no surprise to ... Read More »

Gibsons all-candidates meeting televised

An all-candidates meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 30 at the Gibsons Recreation Centre on Park Rd. at 7pm. Because the event is being broadcast live by Coast Cable, it will start at exactly 7pm and will end at exactly 9 pm.  The doors will open at 6:30pm. Sponsored by the Gibson’s Chamber of Commerce, ... Read More »

Coast Watch

The election campaigns are now in full swing for those either seeking re-election or new to the process. It is noticeable that some local officials have decided not to run in this 2014 election. There are many reasons why people do not run for an elected position—recent among them is the change of length of ... Read More »

It’s almost that time

Election time is when we assess how things are going and decide if there should be a ‘change of the guard’. After just returning from a month in the UK I must say, we are very lucky in where we live! We were there, along with the other 64 million people, holding our breath waiting ... Read More »

7 School Trustees?

As our Municipal elections draw near, I feel compelled, once again, to ask WHY a school district this size continues to elect, and pay, seven trustees. I presume that electors are aware that the School Act points out ‘A trustee serves the community as an elected representative but the trustees’ primary task is to act ... Read More »

Candidate lists released for Nov. 15 municipal election

A total of 53 candidates are running for elected office on the Sunshine Coast in the Nov. 15 B.C. municipal elections. Fifteen candidates are seeking the six councillor positions in Sechelt, while nine are vying for the four council seats in Gibsons. Five of the candidates were the only ones to file papers for their ... Read More »

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