Member Group News

Sixth Trail Cabin Opens

23 June 2011

On June 12, 2011 a public grand opening was held for a new shelter hut on Manzanita Bluff, constructed by the Powell River Parks and Wilderness Society (PRPAWS ) on the Sunshine Coast Trail . 

Gospel Rock Recommendations

30 March 2011

The Town of Gibsons is now receiving comments from the public on the draft Gospel Rock Neighbourhood Plan. Your written comments to the Town are critical for achieving a positive outcome to the planning process. The SCCA has written a summary of our Recommendations for fixing the plan.  Also, Town of Gibsons’s development consultant Michael …

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COSCO asks Gibsons to oppose HSPP burning

21 February 2011

The Council of Senior Citizens Organizations (COSCO) Sunshine Coast Branch is seeking the support of Gibsons Council in prohibiting or limiting the Howe Sound Pulp and Paper (HSPP) mill from burning certain toxic materials.  HSPP is currently seeking an amended permit to burn demolition waste at their mill. COSCO believes that a letter from the …

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Seed Saving Workshop in Sechelt

10 November 2010

The Food Action Network and One Straw Society are jointly presenting a Seed Saving Workshop with local seedswomen on Sunday, November 21, 2010 from 10 am to 2 pm. This event will feature Robin Wheeler from Edible Landscapes; Maria Hunter of Dragonfly Seeds, and Mojave Kaplan from the Planting Seeds Project. In the morning, workshop …

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Sunshine Coast Trail to Receive Funding

19 May 2009

Thanks to the work of many individuals and groups, the Powell River Parks and Wilderness Society will receive $1.5 million from the Island Coastal Economic Trust (ICET) to make improvements on the Sunshine Coast Trail. The project will involve the reconstruction of a barrier free wilderness hiking trail around Inland Lake, trail improvements and safety …

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Mixal Creek Habitat Restoration

24 September 2008

The Ruby Lake Lagoon Society is sponsoring a habitat and trail restoration workparty at Mixal Creek on Sunday, September 28 in honour of BC Rivers Day. Anyone who is interested in taking part should meet the group at 9:30 at the PetroCan station (junction of Hwy 101 and Garden Bay Road).Bring work gloves, gumboots and …

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Protected Area Network on Gambier Announced

25 June 2008

Gambier Island’s first protected area network is now complete with the transfer of 107 hectares (264 acres) from the Province of British Columbia to the Islands Trust Fund through the provincial Free Crown Grant program. The new Mount Artaban Nature Reserve, when combined with neighbouring local, regional and provincial parks, creates a continuous protected area …

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