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SCRD talks tax and fee increases

Sechelt Area Director Alton Toth is eager to talk with the community about the 2021 SCRD budget focusing on property tax dollar changes rather than percentage increases. “The SCRD portion of my property tax bill was $187 last year. If that has to go up $20 or $30, not a big deal,” said Toth. He ... Read More »

Mid-term board adjustments

Leadership elections for both School District #46 (SD46) and the SCRD board are due this month. On Nov. 4, the local board of education elected Central Coast Trustee Amanda Amaral as its chairperson. Amaral took over these duties from Pammila Ruth, who represented the Lower Coast on the board and had served as chair since ... Read More »

Church Road well delayed to 2022

Adding water from the Church Road well to the region’s potable water supply is forecast to begin in mid-2022 rather than next summer. The SCRD Corporate and Administrative Services Committee was updated on project delays during a special pre-2021 budget meeting hosted Nov. 5 and 6. The SCRD is waiting for the Province to issue ... Read More »

New Sunshine Coast Regional District hire

Following a thorough selection process, the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) is delighted to announce that Aidan Buckley is the new manager of communications and engagement. “The importance of engagement and communication is outlined as a key priority in our 2019-2023 Strategic Plan,” says Lori Pratt, SCRD board chair. “We are confident that Aidan brings ... Read More »

SCRD announces new manager of communications and engagement

Following a thorough selection process, I am delighted to announce that Aidan Buckley is the new manager of communications and engagement for the Sunshine Coast Regional District. Aidan will begin his role with the SCRD on Nov. 23. A native of Dublin, Ireland, Aidan moved to BC ten years ago and brings 14 years of ... Read More »

Garbage disposal options due in March

With the Sechelt landfill slated to close in six years, the SCRD board has contracted with Tetra Tech to analyze future solid waste disposal options for the area. The contractor will be paid just over $101,000 for this work. They are also tasked with assessing the long-term demand for garbage disposal for the region, given ... Read More »

Funding the Reopening of Gibsons Pool

The Town will offer to pay the SCRD’s capital costs related to reopening the Gibsons pool in 2020. The pool has remained closed since the SCRD shuttered its public recreation facilities in mid-March to help stem the transmission of COVID-19. In September, it reopened the Sechelt Aquatic Centre, the dry floor at Sechelt Arena and ... Read More »

Development cost charges meetings coming

The SCRD is undergoing a review and update of their Regional Water Development Cost Charges (DCCs) bylaws and is seeking public input. What are DCCs? The Provincial DCC Best Practices Guide defines DCCs as: “Development Cost Charges (DCCs) are monies that are collected from land developers by a municipality [Local Government], to offset some of ... Read More »

SCRD Community Clean Up Tackles Illegal Dumping

The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) is inviting all members of the community to participate in the third annual “Backroad Trash Bash” taking place on Saturday, September 13 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Lions Park Hall in Pender Harbour. This year, the event will focus on cleaning up illegal dump sites in Pender ... Read More »

SCRD’s extensive ‘To Do’ list

August means no committee and board meetings for staff and directors of the Sunshine Regional District (SCRD), so during the month of July there are constant meetings to complete many of the initiatives planned earlier in the year. These include: the Agricultural Plan; a report on BC Ferries, which indicates the economic effect on coastal ... Read More »

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