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SCRD holds off on landfill survey

The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) is deferring plans to conduct one more public meeting and a phone survey to gather opinion on the future of the Pender Harbour landfill.

Halfmoon Bay man still missing

Sunshine Coast RCMP are renewing their call this week for public assistance into the disappearance of 61-year-old Halfmoon Bay resident Donald Jackson. Jackson was last seen on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at his home on Seacrest Road. Const.

West Sechelt targeted by vandals

Sunshine Coast RCMP responded to multiple calls of mischief in the early morning hours of Nov. 11. The calls included mail bozes that had been kicked over, an outhouse that had been overturned and a soccer net which had been badly damaged.

New hurdle for proposed artificial reef

Opponents of a plan to sink an artificial reef in Gambier Island's Halkett Bay have new ammunition against the project: a legal covenant which they say will remove the province's jurisdiction over a key section of the bay, putting it back into the ha

Ferries unaccountable, execs paid too much: audit

B.C. Ferries' executives are paid too much and run a company without due accountability to the public. Those are some of the conclusions reached by B.C.'s comptroller general Cheryl Wenezenki-Yolland in her audit of B.C. Ferries.

Committee recommends three-school consolidation

A committee has recommended consolidating Davis Bay Elementary, Sechelt Elementary and Kinnikinnick Elementary schools into one facility.

Games-time Horseshoe Bay stop added

A Whistler-based bus company that had already planned to run daily buses between Vancouver and Whistler during the 2010 Winter Olympics last week added a Horseshoe Bay stop to its itinerary making it more convenient for those coming from the Sunshine

Salmon return brings pleasant surprises

They're back. Residents around the Coast have spotted salmon returning to spawn in the creeks and waterways they emerged from in years past. Notable this year is a return of pink salmon to Gibsons and Langdale creeks, a first in recent memory.

Unanimous support for three-room B&Bs

At a public hearing Thursday, Nov. 5, Sechelt council heard unanimous support for a move to allow bed and breakfasts to operate three rooms instead of the current two.

E-waste stockpiled in landfill

Residents are being advised that electronic waste cannot be taken by Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) landfills after a stockpile of electronic waste at the Sechelt landfill was pointed out by concerned citizens.