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Fortis BC Gas Main Damage at Baillie Rd. and Derby Rd.


On Tuesday June 11, a Fortis BC gas main in the West Sechelt neighborhood was damaged.

Seawatch Evacuation Order - extended


The State of Local Emergency has been extended to June 21, 2019.

News Release - District receives $1 million grant from BC Air Access Program for Sechelt aerodrome


The District will receive a BC Air Access Program (BCAAP) grant of $1,031,012 for 75% of the cost of resurfacing and extending the runway at the Sunshine Coast Regional Airport estimated to be $1,387,460. A second grant application will be submitted to the Island Coastal Economic Trust to finance the remainder of the project. Should that application not be successful, Gas Tax funds could be used to complete the project.

News Release - Sechelt receives $547,500 BikeBC funding for West Porpoise Bay


Sechelt was awarded a $547,500 grant from the BikeBC Funding Program to extend the existing cycling infrastructure into West Porpoise Bay, along Reef Road, Shoal Way, and Lighthouse Ave to Kinnikinnick Park, working to complete the Cycling Infrastructure Masterplan. The District portion of the project will be funded by the Gas Tax, or a combination of Gas Tax and Development Cost Charges.

Public Hearings for Cannabis Regulations & Residential-3 (R-3) Zoning Amendments


The District of Sechelt will be holding two Public Hearings regarding amendments to the District of Sechelt Zoning Bylaw No. 25, 1987 on Wednesday, May 15 at 6:00pm in the Community Meeting Room. 1. Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 25-288-2, 2019 (Cannabis) 2. Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 25-298, 2019 (R-3 Zone Minimum Lot Area for Subdivision) For further information please review the public notice, staff reports and proposed bylaws.

News Release - Sunshine Coast User Friendly Trail Guide


The District of Sechelt, the Town of Gibsons and the Sunshine Coast Regional District partnered in the release of a User-Friendly Trail Guide today. This joint project was funded by the Age Friendly BC and UBCM, 2018 Age-Friendly Communities Grant Program. This joint project provides information on trails that are the flattest and easiest to navigate for those with mobility challenges. Information on each trail including photos, amenities and elevation profile are included in the guide. Those details are presented in such a way in the guide that users are able to make decisions for themselves as to which trails are best suited for them depending on their own physical limitations.

News Release - Hackett Park upgrades


The southwest baseball diamond in Hackett Park will close the week of April 22nd for 4-6 weeks due to upgrades to the diamond. The diamond is located at the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Dolphin Street.

Public Hearings for Lohn & Webb Rezoning and Everbrite Ventures Rezoning Applications


The District of Sechelt will be holding two Public Hearings regarding amendments to District of Sechelt Zoning Bylaw No. 25, 1987 on Wednesday, April 17 at 6:00pm in the Community Meeting Room.

News Release - Sechelt Visitor Information Centre reopens


The Sechelt Visitor Information Centre will reopen under the management of Sunshine Coast Tourism (SCT) on April 17, 2019. The hours during the month of April will be Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm and closed Monday and Tuesday. From May to September the centre will be open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm.

News Release - Pilot project to reduce human and wildlife interactions


Sechelt, BC – The District of Sechelt is pleased to announce a partnership with local community advocate and realtor, Tony Browton to pilot an innovative tool to improve citizen safety in parks and trails. The District of Sechelt has been taking measures to reduce conflicts between citizens and wildlife with the installation of bear-proof garbage bins in most municipal parks and trails. The next step in this safety campaign is to safely frighten the animals away from human only areas. Bear aware and other safety campaigns advocate making noise to frighten wildlife so the District is partnering with Mr. Browton, to install wireless, micro-resonation units (MRU) in Kinnikinick Park as a pilot project. Watch informational video:
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