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Exploring a Community Solar Array Co-operative

24 January 2018

The SCCA is pleased to have partnered with one of our member groups, the Sunshine Coast Community Solar Association (SCCSA), with funding from the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation, to support a feasibility study of building a community solar array co-operative here on the Coast. The project’s goal is to further community participation in clean energy solutions, …

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Petition opposes logging on Gambier

10 December 2013

The Ministry of Forests is proposing to log two woodlots in the heart of Howe Sound, a combined area three times the size of Stanley Park.  The woodlots are located in a pristine Wilderness Conservation Zone which includes Gambier Lake, a designated Provincial Recreation Site. The Forest ministry (FLNRO) did not consult with the community …

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ELF Scores a Win

1 December 2013

Elphinstone Logging Focus has been successful in lobbying BC Timber Sales (BCTS) to take 17.6 Ha Cutblock DK045 off the table for being logged. Part of a larger block (TFL A79517 Dakota Bowl, lower Sunshine Coast), this includes yellow cedar and hemlock trees ranging in age from 800-1,800 years old. It is an important headwaters …

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Clean Air Society Checks In

24 September 2013

The Sea to Sky Clean Air Society is holding an information meeting on Thursday October 17th, at 12:30 pm to enable SSCAS to share its progress over the past year and provide an overview of what lies ahead. Participants will have an opportunity to share ideas and express any concerns related to air quality in …

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Collaborative Artwork to be Auctioned

7 July 2013

Following a three day art program for youth held at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, the SCCA will be auctioning off a collaborative painting by Rogest and his students. Rogest, an international marine artist now living in Sechelt, taught his unique “dot” method of art creation, and at the same time educated students on how to …

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FOGRS Elects new Board

20 April 2013

The Friends of Gospel Rock Society held their annual general meeting on March 26. The new board consists of six members: Patricia Braithwaite (Chair), Brad Benson, Lee Haffner, Catherine McManus, Suzanne Senger, and George Smith. The contributions of outgoing board members Janet Genders, Jan Schuks, and Lola Westell were noted with sincere appreciation. The new …

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Lagoon Society seeks BioBlitz volunteers

5 April 2013

The Ruby Lake Lagoon Society is hosting their 6th Annual BioBlitz event on May 18th and 19th in Pender Harbour. Part contest, part festival, part educational event and part scientific enterprise, a BioBlitz is a 24-hour survey of all life at various field locations throughout the Pender Harbour area including the Ruby Lake Lagoon Nature …

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Davys receive Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

6 February 2013

Congratulations to Clint and Irene Davy, who were presented with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals on February 5, 2013 by Mayor Wayne Rowe of Gibsons. Clint and Irene, who were founding members of the Wildlife Rehabilitators of BC, have been running the Gibsons Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre out of their Gibsons home since 1988. Every year …

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Defend Our Coast Rally draws 500

27 October 2012

A rally in Davis Bay was the largest of 65 actions that took place around BC on October 24th. An estimated 500 participants lined the Sunshine Coast Highway in front of MLA Nicholas Simons’ office to protest plans for piping oil across BC and shipping it along the north coast. The rallies followed an October …

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