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SIB seeks answers from ministry

The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources did not consult the Sechelt Indian Band (SIB) before allowing mine staking within its traditional territory, despite Supreme Court of Canada decisions requiring consultation, according to a letter

Jervis Inlet resort proposed

A rezoning proposal for a resort and spa in the Prince of Wales reach of Jervis Inlet received first and second readings from the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) July 14.

Funds sought for playground

A transition house in Sechelt for women and children needs funding for a new playground. Thyme Second Stage housing provides long-term housing, support, advocacy and counselling for women and children fleeing domestic violence.

Recreation bylaws passed

It's official: on July 14 the board of the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) unanimously passed the necessary bylaws to establish a new recreation service and to borrow up to $19,338,000 to build and operate the new facilities.

Living with bears responsibly

People and bears on the Sunshine Coast live in close proximity to each other.

Bail granted in crack trafficking case

Daniel Johnson is free on $2,500 bail after being arrested for allegedly trafficking cocaine in a downtown Sechelt park July 9. According to Const.

New psychiatric ward at St. Mary's

For years, mental health clients on the Sunshine Coast have been advocating for better treatment facilities and programs.In 2001 a group picketed St.

Environmental investigators tour Carlson Lake mine site

Provincial environmental investigators were onsite this week at Pan Pacific Aggregates' mine site in the Carlson Lake area.

SCRD taking legal action over land use

The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) directors have decided to take Pan Pacific Aggregates to court over land use.

Elphinstone director stepping down

After six years of representing Elphinstone on the Sunshine Coast Regional District Board, Celia Fisher has announced she won't run for re-election this November.