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Fiddlehead Farmers in The Landing

30 June 2011

 Locally grown organic produce is coming to Gibsons Landing. The Fiddlehead Farmer’s Market is joining forces with the Gibsons Sunday Market beginning Sunday, July 3. Both groups are very excited to see the markets come together. Also bringing excitement to the market is Gibsons’ Music in the Landing which will bring live music to the …

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Joint Watershed Management Agreement Renewed

17 February 2011

In January 2011 the Sechelt Indian Band (SIB) and Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) officially renewed their joint management agreement to protect and mutually watch over the Chapman Creek and Gray Creek watersheds. The renewed agreement will run another five years. These watersheds provide the Sunshine Coast with the majority of its drinking water needs …

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A Special Launch

7 February 2011

The SCCA is very pleased to announce that our favourite environmentally conscious band, Sweet Cascadia, has finally brought out their first music CD. Everyone is invited to join them on Sunday, February 27 from 2 to 5 pm at Roberts Creek Hall for their CD launch party. Tickets will be $8 adult, $4 children or …

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Town Launches Parks Survey

3 July 2009

The Town of Gibsons is doing a master plan this summer for all of our Town parks. The first step is a survey. Everyone who uses parks in the Town of Gibsons is invited to fill out the web-based survey and submit it. Parks are not only recreation and community spaces, but play an important …

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No Tanker Campaign

14 December 2008

The coastal waters of Northern BC have been protected since 1972 by a moratorium on oil tanker traffic through the Dixon Entrance, Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound. This ban is now under threat. Proposed projects from the Alberta tar sands to BC such as the Enbridge and Kinder Morgan pipelines would necessitate tanker traffic …

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Solar Tour of Gibsons

6 November 2008

Members of the Gibsons Landing Residents Association toured four residential solar systems on October 19. Here they’re standing on the roof of Ivan Tentchoff’s home admiring his solar hot water heating system. A solar hot water heating system similar to this will be auctioned off at the SCCA’s annual Celebration of Conservation fundraiser on November …

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“Eco” Rocks the Coast

26 September 2008

Sunshine Coast residents turned out on September 6 to help musician Simon Collins to film “Eco”–a song inspired by last summer’s watershed logging protests–in a clear cut near Trout Lake. Collins is known internationally for his music, but is locally known as the partner of Digital Debbi, freelance videographer. Debbi’s videos of watershed controversies have …

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Province Fails to Protect Marbled Murrelet

21 May 2008

The Forest Practices Board has released its finding on management of Marbled Murrelet nesting habitat under the Forest and Range Practices Act (see the press release below). This Special Investigation was the response of the FPB to the SCCA’s complaint in 2006 about Interfor’s Sunshine Coast Forest Stewardship Plan, which we alleged did not adequately manage and conserve …

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Wild Salmon Alliance Seeks End to Open Net-Pens

22 April 2008

Formed last January, the Wild Salmon Alliance (WSA) is fighting all levels of mismanagement of Canada’s saltwater fisheries on the West Coast of British Columbia. The litany of abuse includes: management based on political decisions made in Ottawa that are aimed at benefitting the bureaucracy rather than decisions based on good science to benefit fish …

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