All posts by Donna

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.

Banning Single Use Plastics

Europe just banned single use plastics. So why not here? The SCRD has the responsibility for disposing of garbage and recycling, but no ability to control the avalanche of packaging and stupid consumer items that

Whither Curbside Pickup?

A proposal for curbside pick-up of garbage, organics and recycling got a rough ride at the SCRD board. You may have seen a photo of me and my garbage can in the Coast Reporter. (Mine

Ocean Beach Esplanade Foreshore Renewed

One of the gems of Elphinstone is our shoreline, which stretches from Secret Beach to the end of Ocean Beach Esplanade. This area is covered by a unique license of occupation that protects 52.5 hectares