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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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Gospel Rock: Waterfront development voted down

6 October 2012

On Tuesday, October 16, at the regular meeting of Gibsons Town Council, Mayor Rowe and all four councillors unanimously agreed to move Option B, an amendment to the Gospel Rock Neighbourhood Plan which will disallow waterfront development (delete cluster housing on the waterfront from the plan and maintain the designation of “green space”). Council also voted …

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Accessible Trails Open

25 September 2012

Congratulations to the Sechelt Groves Society for all their hard work in developing accessible trails at Hidden Groves. Trail builders have been creating accessible trails, and there’s a new kiosk at the entrance with maps and information about the area. The Sandy Hook Community Association spearheaded action to preserve this area starting in 2002. The …

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Myrtle Creek Update

30 June 2012

Wetlands are disappearing fast all over the world. They often seem insignificant patches of land, scrubby and marshy – but they are vital to our entire water systems by filtering out pollutants and stabilizing water temperature and flow. They are aquatic nursing areas and produce nutrients that enrich entire watersheds. Myrtle Creek in Powell River …

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Residents call to preserve Stillwater Bluffs

27 March 2012

Stillwater Bluffs, south of Powell River, is one of the top five sites earmarked as priorities for parks acquisition by the Powell River Regional District. Friends of Stillwater Bluffs and the Ancient Forest Alliance, recently held a press conference at the Sooke Potholes where they called on the BC government to form a land acquisition …

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FHSS responds to Burnco Proposal

2 March 2012

The Future of Howe Sound Society has send a submission to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency in response to their request for public comment on the proposed Burnco Aggregate Mine Project at McNab Creek. This proposal for a rock and gravel quarry has significant implications for the Howe Sound ecosystem and raises long-term planning issues …

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