About the Sunshine Coast

BC's new area code is 647

Posted on Mar 18, 2019 in About the Sunshine Coast

Starting May 4th of 2019, British Columbians will be getting a new area code, bringing the provincial total to five. Get ready to start seeing phone numbers that start with 672.

Back in 2001, ten-digit dialing was introduced to Metro Vancouver and then, seven years later in 2008, the rest of the province followed suit. That meant that whether you we...

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Gibsons is Open for Business

Posted on Mar 07, 2019 in About the Sunshine Coast

Gibsons is well known as having the best drinking water in the world as well as being the most liveable community in the world but most recently, it won the Open for Business award from Small Business BC. 

According to Small Business BC, the award s...

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Inglis Trail in Gibsons, BC

Posted on Feb 22, 2019 in About the Sunshine Coast

Besides beaches and shopping, the seaside town of Gibsons has many parks and trails for residents and visitors to enjoy. One such area is Inglis Trail, located next to the new Eagleview Heights residential development.

The Eagleview Heights site has been cleared and is soon to be developed with townhomes and condominiums. Right next door is multi-u...

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Who is the best wireless provider on BC's Sunshine Coast?

Posted on Feb 10, 2019 in About the Sunshine Coast

Despite paying some of the highest wireless rates in the world, 70 per cent of Canadians have a smartphone. How can you make sure you’re getting the best cell service on BC’s Sunshine Coast?

A CCTS report shows that Bell received the most customer complaints followed by Rogers. Of the Big Three, Telus had the fewest.

According to the Canadian Cellul...

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Why and how Canadian drivers should zipper merge

Posted on Jan 14, 2019 in About the Sunshine Coast

Watch the zipper merge demonstration video underneath this post

The zipper merge is the standard in many parts of the world and has been proven to be safer, faster, and fairer than the wait-in-a-long-line method favoured by Canadian drivers.

The well-known politeness of Canadians is actually detrimental to a smooth transition through a bottleneck. A...

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What would happen if a tsunami hit BC's Sunshine Coast?

Posted on Jan 05, 2019 in About the Sunshine Coast

According to the National Weather Service, there are an average of two tsunamis each year that cause damage near their source. This means that unlike hurricanes or tornados or forest fires, tsunamis are a much rarer occurrence. This fact alone means the risk of a tsunami hitting the Sunshine Coast is very low.

But what if the worst came to happen an...

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