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Council votes to lose parking, not expropriate

Sechelt council has endorsed a Ministry of Transportation and Infra-structure (MOTI) plan to widen Highway 101 on the oceanside of the southeast end of Davis Bay, eliminating 15 to 20 parking stalls and some landscape and seating.

Festivities marred by drunken partiers

Drunken partiers and several arrests marred some of the Sea Cavalcade festivities in Lower Gibsons last weekend, with Saturday night being extra busy for RCMP.

Queen of Surrey sailings return Thursday

After nearly three months in dry-dock and $3 million in repairs, the Queen of Surrey will be back in service between Horseshoe Bay and Langdale on Thursday. "She had her last session of sea trials yesterday.

IRSU blitz Sunshine Coast

The Integrated Road Safety Unit (IRSU) was on the Sunshine Coast this week enforcing the Motor Vehicle Act. IRSU is comprised of RCMP and various municipal police departments from the Lower Mainland District.

Council ups wharf fees, considers expansion

Looking to improve and expand Porpoise Bay government wharf, Sechelt council has increased user fees and launched a process to look at expanding Sechelt's water lot lease - and thus, potentially, the size of the wharf.

Drivers heeding new distracted driving law

Six months after B.C.'s new distracted driving law has been in place, a newly-release survey from the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) suggests most drivers are no longer using hand-held phones.

Funders needed to run program

An employment program for at-risk youth, which provides both job training and after-hours support to address instability in youths' home life, is poised to come to the Coast, if the community funding partners can be located.

Festival organizers aim for zero-waste

Famed author George Orwell once wrote: "If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out." Organizers of this year's Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts (FOWA) are applying the same principle to the waste a writers' festival produces.

Campfire ban now in effect

Effective at noon today (Friday) all open burning, including campfires and fireworks have been banned across the Coastal Fire Centre. (Sea Cavalcade fireworks will not be affected by this ban.

Council seeks input for connector

Sechelt council is inviting residents to a public workshop in early September to help identify the best option for a future local road to connect West Sechelt to the downtown core.