Coast Reporter

Craft cannabis growers seek role in COVID recovery

A newly-incorporated craft cannabis co-operative is putting forward a plan to make small-scale, independent cannabis businesses part of B.C.’s post-pandemic economic recovery. When it announced its...

Chamber members outline ‘unintended consequences’ of CERB

“Unintended consequences” of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) are emerging as a concern for Sechelt Chamber of Commerce members as they try to move forward during the economic...

Sunshine Coast board urges BC Ferries to reverse course on evening sailings

BC Ferries is resuming service on the Horseshoe Bay-Nanaimo route June 3, but a schedule change on the Langdale run to accommodate the Nanaimo service isn’t sitting well with some Sunshine Coast...

Reforms could have lessened COVID impact on care homes, say advocates

A group of public health care advocates on the Sunshine Coast says the impact of COVID-19 on long-term care homes could have been lessened if Health Minister Adrian Dix had addressed concerns about...

Lululemon founder’s family chips in $8.4 million for marine research centre

Chip Wilson is pledging $8 million to the Pender Ocean Discovery Station (PODS), a marine research centre on the Sunshine Coast,  through his family’s philanthropic foundation. “We are excited to...

SCRD directors reluctantly pursue $53-million Site B reservoir option

If approved, it would be the largest and most expensive infrastructure project the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) has every tackled. Directors voted Nov. 21 for further investigation into...

Worker abuse by BC Ferries passengers focus of new campaign

With the busiest time of the year underway for BC Ferries, there’s been a renewed emphasis on ferry employee abuse at the hands of angry passengers. Heading into the Canada Day long weekend, BC...

Foreign-buyer tax needed for Sunshine Coast: MLA

People may be divided on whether the foreign buyers tax will help or hinder housing affordability, but Nicholas Simons, MLA for Powell River-Sunshine Coast, still wants it extended to the Sunshine...

Howe Sound Pulp and Paper cuts 180 jobs

Howe Sound Pulp and Paper is cutting more than a third of its workforce and permanently shutting down its paper production operations, parent company Paper Excellence announced July 23.

Bailiffs seize Malaspina buses in Vancouver; passengers kicked off bus and service suspended

Service suspended on all buses, cutting off the only bus between Vancouver and Powell River