Campfire Ban in Effect!
Posted on Wednesday, June 07, 2023 02:41 PM
Effective as of noon Thursday, June 8, 2023 and until further notice, a full CAMPFIRE BAN is in effect. This includes:
- camp fires
- beach fires above AND below the tide line
- backyard fires, etc.
Propane and briquette fueled BBQ's are allowed as are propane fired campfire rings with a flame height of 6 inches (15 centimeters) or less.
Active Transportation Network Groundbreaking
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2023 01:30 PM
Construction Begins on Active Transportation Route
Just in time for GoByBike week, MLA Nicholas Simons, Mayor Henderson and students from West Sechelt Elementary dug golden shovels into the ground to kick off construction of Sechelt’s newest active transportation route and expansion. Active transportation is human-powered transportation such as walking, running, cycling and rolling.
"When we make it safe and easy for people to walk or cycle, we create more accessible, better connected, and more...
Local Organizations Receive Funding
Posted on Wednesday, June 07, 2023 12:19 PM
Four community organizations have received some much-needed funding thanks to the District's Community Investment Program. Mayor Henderson and Councillor Bell presented cheques to the following groups:
- $500 - Sunshine Coast Community Orchestra Association
- $5000 - Sunshine Coast Hospice Society
- $10,000 - Arrowhead Clubhouse
- $10,500 - Restorative Justice Program of the Sunshine Coast
The District of Sechelt’s Community Investment Program (CIP) Grants are intended to support non-profit and charitable...
Mayor's Message - May
Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 04:42 PM
Keeping the bathtub full
I write this message with mixed emotions – I hope you have enjoyed the glorious sunny weather in recent days. We are truly blessed to live in such a spectacular area. At the same time, this current heat wave is deeply concerning - the wildfires already in BC and Alberta are reminders of what we could be facing.
The record temperatures mean the melting snow races down the mountains into creeks and into the ocean. Did you know around this time of year it is common for more...
Mayor Appointed to National Organization
Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2023 11:26 AM
Sechelt Mayor John Henderson has been asked to join the Green Municipal Fund (GMF) Council, a national organization that funds and invests in innovative and effective sustainability initiatives undertaken by municipalities across Canada.
“I am honoured to be joining the GMF Council,” says John Henderson, Mayor of Sechelt. “For a smaller west coast community to be recognized on a federal scale speaks volumes. Sechelt has always been a leader in green initiatives, devising creative solutions to...