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Growing global pressures increase taxes, Town of Gibsons

The Town of Gibsons says the 2024 budget process is ending, and residents could see their taxes increase.  In an email, the town attributes global economic pressures and escalating construction costs to the increase and has asked council to consider making recommendations for an overall increase of eight per cent,...

Sunshine Coast man faces multiple charges in break and enter 

One man is in custody after RCMP were called out to an early morning break and enter from the Canadian Tire in Wilson Creek.  Police say the incident took place at 3:30 a.m. on April 16 at the Canadian Tire at 4380 Sunshine Coast.  According to a media release, police responded...

Island officer says recognizing telecommunicators is important

A Vancouver Island RCMP officer says recognizing those who take 911 calls is extremely important. This week is National Public Safety Telecommunications week, a week dedicated to recognizing the telecommunicators who answer emergency calls across the country. Constable Maury Tyre says they are amazing human beings. “They are dealing with some of...

Robot cars banned from BC roadways starting this month

Fully self-driving cars are now banned in BC, but there weren’t any for sale yet, anyway. Changes to the Motor Vehicle Act took effect this month, banning all vehicles with self-driving capabilities at level three or above. That would affect cars that can drive themselves without human input, and there...

UPDATE: Second earthquake off Port Alice late Wednesday night

Another earthquake was recorded late last night in deep waters west of Port Alice, but again, no tsunami is expected. According to the US Geological Survey, the 4.9 magnitude earthquake happened shortly after 11 pm last night in roughly the same place as the 4.8 magnitude quake earlier in the...

‘High Ground Hikes’ helping people prepare during tsunami awareness week

If you want to be better prepared for a tsunami in your community, take a hike this week. As part of Tsunami Preparedness Week, communities from Port Hardy to Victoria are hosting ‘high ground hikes’ to help people get familiar with where they should go in the event of a...
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