All posts by Donna

Vancouver Drafts Climate Emergency Strategy

Three months after Vancouver City Council moved unanimously to declare a climate emergency, staff have come back with a number of recommendations to make Vancouver carbon neutral by 2050. I have talked to Vancouver staff and

Gospel Rock Development Underway

Residents along Pratt Road are understandably unhappy about increasing construction traffic from the development of Gospel Rock, but there is no immediate remedy in sight. I’d like to thank the Town of Gibsons’ Director of

Schmoozing at AVICC

The Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities convention in Powell River was an opportunity for local politicians from around the coast to get together. Sunshine Coast Regional District directors met qathet (Powell River) Regional

Self Employed and Commuting from Home…

The Vancouver Sun has reported on the “Invisible Business Boom” taking place on the Sunshine Coast. Sunshine Coast: Invisible business boom supplants traditional workplaces

Eve’s Daycare wins Provincial Award

Congratulations to Elphinstone resident Eve Corlett on receiving a Community Achievement Award for her extraordinary dedication to daycare. For forty years Eve’s daycare has provided 24/7 care for the children of shift and emergency workers such

Bracing for Drought – We need everyone’s help

Sunshine Coast residents are fed up with water restrictions and SCRD directors know it. We are especially hearing from food growers distraught at the prospect of seeing their crops wither again. I wish I could

Stay of Execution for Block 1313

On March 29 the SCRD received a letter from Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resources Operations and Rural Development, stating that BC Timber Sales will hold off with the auction of Block 1313,

About the SCRD Budget

There is a ton of information about the budget on the SCRD website, (including a video by CFO Tina Perrault) so I’m just going to share a few words from a presentation I made to

“I can’t do everything, but I have to do something.”

Local resident and writer, Danika Dinsmore, was arrested and sentenced for protesting the Trans Mountain pipeline. This is her account. House Arrest

New Map Shows Ecology of Howe Sound

The Atl’kitsem/Howe Sound Conservation Map is a new online map that can display more than 140 layers of information about Howe Sound’s ecology. Read this Coast Reporter article about it.