Category: Other Updates

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

“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

Elphinstone Beach Clean-up

Here’s a big thank you to local volunteers from the Elphinstone Community Association (ECA) who have been cleaning up the Elphinstone shoreline, and to Tom Howe of Coastal Tire for picking up debris with his

Zero Emissions Landscaping

CBC reports that Vancouver park commissioners are looking at phasing out gas- and oil-powered landscaping equipment in the city’s parks, replacing gas-powered leaf blowers, lawn mowers and hedge trimmers with electric alternatives. This is something the

The Most Damaging Storm in BC Hydro’s History

The windstorm that hit B.C.’s South Coast on December 20 was the most damaging storm BC Hydro has experienced. It resulted in more than 750,000 customers without power and thousands of damaged pieces of equipment. It

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Federal Plastics Bill Passed

I have been so busy with local issues that I haven’t been paying close attention to the news, so thanks to Lucie McKiernan in Pamela Goldsmith-Jones constituency office for pointing this out. A private member’s

Surviving Climate Change

CBC news reports: “… preparing for hotter, longer summers, rising sea levels and increased rainfall is a pressing concern for municipalities in British Columbia.” Certainly this will be at the top of my agenda as