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Water Supply is Not a New Issue for Sechelt

At the Inter-Government Water Summit on Jan. 16, 2023, Steven Feschuk reminded us that there is a long history to the Sechelt water supply which far pre-dates all of our local governments. In the late

Why Not Dusty Road?

Everybody wants a simple and easy solution to the Sunshine Coast’s water supply problem, so whenever folks talk about water, a few “obvious” fixes keep coming up. Three of the popular solutions are a well

Finding Your Road Classification

The level of maintenance that your road gets is based on its MOTI (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure) classification. This most often comes up in winter regarding snow removal. If you have a concern about

Coopers Green: Many Questions

December 2022 Update: This post was originally written in February 2021. In May 2022, Coopers Green came back to an SCRD agenda with a budget $1 million higher than the one approved in 2021, plus

BC Ferries Update (Nov. 2022)

On October 27 the Southern Sunshine Coast Ferry Advisory Committee (FAC) held its first public meeting with BC Ferries in over a year. These meetings are supposed to be open to everyone, but it was

Chapman Water: How did we get here?

Back in the 1980’s, experts assured local government that Chapman Lake could provide enough water for 50,000 residents. Time and climate change have proved them wrong. Normal is in the rearview mirror and we are

UBCM 2022

Here we come a-conferencing… So, what’s it like when a thousand locally elected officials, senior staff, and provincial staff descend upon a conference centre for a week for the Union of BC Municipalities annual conference?

Clean BC Roadmap – Rural Areas Need Help

Every once in a while nothing else will do but a stiffly worded letter of protest… Bowinn Ma Minister of State for Infrastructure Dear Minister Ma, I am the Area E representative for the Sunshine

So, why not just Stop Growth?

This Post was originally published in May, 2019 People ask me all the time—why are we continuing new development on the Sunshine Coast when we don’t have enough water? I asked that question at the