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Sunshine Coast COVID-19 Physician Task Force community update #37

As most of you are already aware, this past weekend brought news of increasing COVID-19 cases across BC. It also brought a new Public Health order restricting social gatherings, travel, and indoor group physical activities across the Fraser Health and the Vancouver Coastal Health Regions, including the Lower Sunshine Coast. The new order is effective ... Read More »

Sunshine Coast population growth hits a plateau

The Sunshine Coast’s population growth has stalled at just under 30,000, while the proportion of residents over 55 continues to grow, according to figures released this week in the latest Vital Signs report from the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation. Overall population on the Coast increased marginally to 29,017 in 2013 from 28,590 in 2010. Meanwhile, ... Read More »

Chamber social to showcase local businesses

Among the hidden gems of the Sunshine Coast are many small businesses that most people don’t know are here. Gibsons Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to have lined up three of them to speak at their Business Social on Oct. 22 at the Legion. Join them for wine and cheese (beautifully presented by the ... Read More »

Return to Stage 1 Outdoor Water Use Restrictions

Effective immediately, September 30, and until further notice, the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) has declared a return to Stage 1 outdoor water use restrictions for all regional water customers of the Sunshine Coast. The SCRD would like to thank regional water customers for their diligence in conserving water through this summer’s drought. It was ... Read More »

Paddlers to be a wave of support for food banks

Keats Island Paddlers Challenge is once again holding a drive and fundraiser for the Food Banks on the Sunshine Coast Saturday, September 27. Departing Gibsons Harbour at 10 am next Saturday, the Sunshine Kayaking sponsored event is all about circumnavigating Keats Island on kayak, canoe, paddle board, or outrigger. Cost is $15, to be donated ... Read More »

Public schools may re-open soon

Teachers on the Sunshine Coast could be back in classrooms by next week as they reached a tentative agreement with the province on Tuesday. Teachers could vote to end the months-long strike between the B.C.Teachers’ Federation and the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association by voting Thursday to accept the deal that mediator, Vince Ready helped ... Read More »

Hope for Coast consultations on Woodfibre

Regional government is pressing the province to hold public consultations for the Sunshine Coast on the Woodfibre LNG plant proposal. Twelve February and July meetings were held in the towns of Squamish, Furry Creek, Brittannia Beach, Whistler and West Vancouver, but no meetings had yet been held on the Coast, Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) ... Read More »

Swimmer tries crossing to Davis Bay from Nanaimo

A Vancouver woman will be one of only two women to swim across Georgia Strait since 1966, if she can make the 35 kilometre journey from Nanaimo to Davis Bay on the Sunshine Coast on Sunday, August 3. “It’s a personal challenge,” UBC grad, Rachel Schoeler said, “I’m an open water swimmer, and I wanted ... Read More »

Local youth help conservation with art

For the second year, the Sunshine Coast Arts Council, and international marine artist Rogest (Ron Steven), have joined forces to bring the Summer Art Program to art-enthused youth on the Sunshine Coast. Rogest will introduce the students to art and the ocean, and once again create a collaborative artwork to donate to the Sunshine Coast ... 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 »

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