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Public resistant to new development

Silverback, a 400-acre, 1,600-unit development that could potentially increase the population of Sechelt by 50 per cent, met with public resistance at this week's District of Sechelt planning meeting.

Community, local governments seek protection for Egmont Point

The Sechelt Indian Band's (SIB) application to the province to keep the Crown land at Egmont Point a protected area now has the support of the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD).

Critical Mass bike ride on the Coast

Last Friday saw the Sunshine Coast's inaugural Critical Mass bike ride take placein Roberts Creek.The ride followed adecade old tradition of getting people back on the streets - with butts on bikes, much copied in cities and towns all over the world.

Busy summer for Lagoon Society

On Monday, July 17, the Lagoon Society will hold its AGM and summer celebration at the Iris Griffith Centre at 7 p.m. The Lagoon Society would like to notify its members that they will be proposing changes to the Society constitution.

Garden Tour follows the waterways

From fountain to lily pond, from fish pool to grotto, the fourth annual garden tour organized by the S.C. Botanical Garden Society last Sunday toured over 160 participants to eight of the Coast's residential gardens.

Murder trial continues

A small spot of blood on a shoe led police to one of the two men now on trial in B.C. Supreme Court for a killing near Powell River in January 2005.

Rescue calls keep Coast Guard busy

Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA) Pacific Unit 12 - Halfmoon Bay spent over 28 hours on the water attending to search and rescue (SAR) incidents, training and assisting with community events over the Canada Day long weekend.

Loverock advances to final 14

Sarah Loverock of Gibsons made it through another round of cuts on Canadian Idol this week, placing her in the top 14.

Seniors housing project moving forward

The folks who gave up a beautiful Sunday afternoon to attend the AGM of the Area A Seniors Housing Project on June 25 received good news on two fronts. Peter Treuheit of Mobius Architecture Inc.

Advisory committee appealing fuel surcharge

Sunshine Coast Ferry Advisory Committee (SCFAC) sent a letter of appeal this week to B.C. Ferries Commissioner Martin Crilly, imploring him to lower the fuel surcharge and judge Route 3 on its own merits.
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