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Fourth Annual Water Research Roundup

19 January 2023

The SCCA is excited to share information about this webinar series by Polis Water Sustainability Project. We really appreciate the work they are doing, have learned a lot from their webinar series, and encourage others to tune in and learn more too.  The POLIS Water Sustainability Project at the Centre for Global Studies, University of …

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Stage 4 Water Restrictions Finally Lifted

15 December 2022

Who would have imagined that 90% of Sunshine Coast residents would be subjected to Stage 4 water restrictions in December? What happened, and what can be done about it? What Happened? As most locals are aware, following a long dry summer, the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) announced Stage 4 water restrictions on August 31st. …

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Premier Commits BC to 30×30

7 December 2022

Breaking News! The Government of BC has just taken major action on conservation by protecting 30% of lands by 2030 and advancing Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs). This crucial direction was set through the mandate letter from the Premier to the new Minister of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship, Nathan Cullen, and makes BC …

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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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The Sunshine Coast’s Water Situation gets National Attention

9 November 2022

SCCA Executive Director Suzanne Senger and SCRD Vice-Chair Donna McMahon shared the Sunshine Coast’s water challenges on the national stage, with an article in the Globe and Mail. The article details what the two saw when they hiked up to Chapman Lake (the subalpine water reservoir which serves 90% of the population on the Sunshine …

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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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Paul Harris Jones: Marbled Murrelet Protector

26 September 2022

Paul Harris Jones is recognized locally and nationally for his dogged determination to protect marbled murrelet birds. The species is listed as threatened by both the provincial and federal governments. Jones and his wife, Mavis, received the Davidson Award from the Vancouver Natural History Society for their combined efforts to study and defend the murrelets …

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2022 Local Elections: Engaging All Candidates

21 September 2022

Environmental All Candidates Forum Presented by the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association in collaboration with the Sunshine Coast Climate Action Network and Alliance4Democracy SCRD: Tuesday September 27, 2022, 7:00 – 9:00 PM on Zoom Gibsons: Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 7:00 – 9:00 PM on Zoom Sechelt: Thursday, September 29, 20022, 7:00 – 9:00 PM on Zoom …

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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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