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Discussions over dollars at 2010 UBCM

Gibsons council has returned from the annual Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) conference having netted some discussions with ministry officials, but no significant new funding for Coast projects.

SCRD catches ear of province on Coast issues

Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) board members spent much of last week voicing their concerns over everything from community safety to the role of regional districts in boundary extensions at this year's Union of B.C.

Local PACs receive gaming grants

Sunshine Coast parent advisory councils (PACs) will receive just over $70,000 in community gaming grant funds, out of a total of $11 million going to more than 1,400 provincial PACs.

Sechelt firefighters earn top awards

Sechelt firefighters demonstrated their ingenuity at extracting car crash victims from crumpled vehicles with only the use of basic tools, by winning third place in a challenge at last weekend's Transportation Emergency Rescue Committee (TERC) Britis

Public meeting showcases anger with Davis Bay highway-widening

A crowd of 250 people voiced angry opposition to Sechelt council's Sept. 15 decision to endorse a safety-targeted Davis Bay highway-widening plan at a public meeting at the Seaside Centre on Thursday night, Oct. 7.

GMBA seeks funds to move batting cage

Gibsons Minor Ball Asso-ciation (GMBA) is hoping to hit a home run in raising the necessary funds to relocate their batting cage.

Lehigh's Sechelt' mine wins provincial recognition

Sechelt's Lehigh Cement is receiving a tip of the hard-hat from the province for its mine reclamation, innovation and work in the community.

Sechelt thanked for its Olympic spirit

The District of Sechelt was among six communities recognized for their Olympic spirit with a presentation from the Ministry of Forests and Range. Minister Pat Bell presented shadow boxes to Sechelt Mayor Darren Inkster and the mayors of Fort St.

Partial tax exemptions OK'd for Good Sam and Thrift Shoppe

Good Samaritan's Christenson Village and Sunshine Coast Community Services Society's Gibsons Thrift Shoppe will get permissive property tax exemptions from the Town of Gibsons this year, but neither group is getting the amount they've requested.

Ferry fares to drop by two per cent

Anyone travelling on B.C. Ferries after Oct. 18 should find a bit of extra change in their pockets as the corporation is set to reduce fares on all routes by about two per cent. B.C.