About the Sunshine Coast

Canada Day 2020

Posted on Jul 03, 2020 in About the Sunshine Coast


A recent Globe and Mail editorial compared how climate change is projected to affect Australia and Canada.

The article states that changes will hit Australia especially hard. Droughts, fires, and hotter temperatures – three things Australia already has in abundance – will become even more commonplace over the next 20 years.

Canada will face its own c...

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Take Your Dog to Work Day

Posted on Jun 15, 2020 in About the Sunshine Coast


There is no greater sadness than leaving your best friend at home when you head out to work. But June 26th offers a solution to this heartbreak – that's the day we celebrate the 22nd annual Take Your Dog to Work Day.

A 2016 study states that offices with pets experience lower stress than offices without. Taking a break to check on your four-legged f...

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Town of Gibsons vs O’Shea Oceanmount Neighbourhood Association - Update

Posted on May 13, 2020 in About the Sunshine Coast



We hope his message finds you safe and sound, while making the best of this difficult time. 

Out of adversity comes opportunity, so we remain optimistic that together we can help the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia and the rest of Canada rebound from this pandemic and find safe economic and social footing for all Canadians in the near future. We too...

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Short term rentals - sCRD

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 in About the Sunshine Coast


At its February 13th meeting, Sunshine Coast Regional District directors decided to move away from allowing temporary use permits for short-term rentals with offsite managers.

According to the Coast Reporter, this change means short-term rentals with no on-site management are essentially banned in rural areas "unless owners get permission through a...

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Francis point provincial park

Posted on Feb 15, 2020 in About the Sunshine Coast


Francis Point Provincial Park in Madeira Park is part park and part ecological reserve. The reserve is closed to the public due to the sensitivity of the ecosystem, but there are nearly 73 hectares of public park land for you to enjoy.

A short path takes you to Middle Bay where a choice awaits. Choose the path to the right and you'll soon arrive at...

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The History of Valentine's Day

Posted on Feb 10, 2020 in About the Sunshine Coast


The original mid-February celebration of love was a fertility festival which honoured the Roman god of agriculture. Like many of our modern holidays, this pagan merrymaking was later rebranded, and is now referred to as Valentine's Day.

Named after not one but TWO saints called Valentinus, the re-imagined celebration was more pope-y than love-y unti...

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