Category: SCRD Updates

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

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

Connector Trail Routes Explored

A group of Roberts Creek residents recently requested that the SCRD look into the feasibility of a pedestrian connector trail between the end of Ocean Beach Esplanade and Lower Road. Area D Director Andreas Tize

Province Nixes Chapman Drawdown

On February 7 the Province of BC announced that the drawdown of Chapman Lake has not been approved. To quote from the press release: George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, has evaluated the

Curbside Pickup Options Pondered

At a special Infrastructure Services Committee meeting on Friday, Jan. 25, directors were given our first look at a proposed new contract for garbage and recycling pick-up in Areas B, D, E and F. A

Well Report Strikes Water

SCRD directors are feeling cautiously optimistic after receiving a report on the results of the test well drilling that took place last fall. At the January 24 Infrastructure Services Committee, Marta Green of Associated Environmental

Meeting Planned with Minister

On December 7, at a meeting with our MLA Nicholas Simons, Elphinstone residents were assured that the Minister of Forests had verbally committed to delaying ‘harvesting’ of District Lot 1313 (also known as the Reed