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Call for the creation of the Watershed Security Fund in Budget 2023

6 December 2022

On Oct 31 the BC Watershed Security Coalition sent a letter calling for the creation of the Watershed Security Fund in Budget 2023 to all members of the Treasury Board and other strategic Ministers, including Premier David Eby ahead of the cabinet committee meeting discussing the Watershed Security Strategy and Fund. On Friday, Dec 1, at a …

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Sunshine Coast Sue Big Oil Campaign

9 November 2022

Over the past decade in British Columbia, climate change accelerated by fossil fuel pollution has led to wildfires, flooding, drought, and extreme heat, with disastrous consequences: destroying towns, drying up water sources, drowning thousands of acres of agricultural land, and – during the 2021 heat dome – killing hundreds of people and untold numbers of …

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We’re Hiring!

8 July 2022

Are you looking for meaningful part-time work that helps protect the environment? Are you a people person, love to organize, and have the ability to work from your own home or office? If so, you might be a great fit for our Administrator – Outreach Coordinator position. Job Description Position: Administrator + Outreach Coordinator Organization: …

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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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