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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Good News from The Pacific Salmon Foundation

2 April 2014

“Revolutionary advances are being made in the study of salmon” according to Brian Riddell, President of the non-profit Pacific Salmon Foundation, when he spoke at the Cedars Inn in Gibsons on March 25. The most recent and exciting scientific initiatives involve smolt tagging and genomics.  Smolt Tagging Smolt tagging research is currently underway. Very tiny […]

Win a Ride on a Submarine to the Sea of Glass

24 September 2013

Twelve years ago an ocean wonder was discovered off the coast of Vancouver that stunned and amazed marine biologists and conservationists – a reef made entirely of glass sponges. On October 15th and 16th, the public will have a once in a lifetime chance to explore the ancient glass sponge reefs on a submarine expedition […]

Gibsons Maps Seagrass Beds

7 July 2013

Dianne Sanford of the Seagrass Conservation Working Group is mapping eelgrass beds sin the Gibsons harbour area. The map, which will include GPS coordinates, is a key tool in preserving these important spawning areas. See 91.7 Coast FM news story. The Seagrass Conservation Working Group is a consortium of conservation groups, scientists, consultants, and public […]

Gutting of Federal Fisheries Continues

18 March 2013

In 2012 the Harper government passed legislation that drastically changes the federal Fisheries Act. The SCCA has received the following summary of how the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is advancing the New Sect 35 of the Fisheries Act. The Sea to Sky Fisheries Roundtable has been pulling together people concerned about salmon and habitat […]

Public Comments on Narrows Inlet Power Project open until Oct. 22

17 September 2012

The proposed Narrows Inlet Power Project involves three lakes and four tributary watercourses at the head of Narrows Inlet in the Tzoonie River valley, which has significant wild salmon values. Here are a few of the areas of concern identified by the SCCA: The lakes will be lowered up to 45 metres on an ongoing […]

Public Input sought on Chapman Creek Watershed

30 January 2012

The Sunshine Coast Regional District is receiving public input on the new Source Assessment Response Plan (SARP) for the Chapman Creek drinking water watershed. The plan’s purpose is to enhance the protection of drinking water in the Chapman watershed, recognizing that under current legislation, completely eliminating industry altogether is not an option. The plan was […]

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