Coast Reporter

Province cancels resident priority for BC Ferries

New order gives priority to medical-assured loading passengers

Horgan says government working to ‘protect’ ferry routes

Premier John Horgan says he “absolutely understands the anxiety” ferry-dependent communities have about maintaining service levels following pandemic-related cuts, and the government is working “to...

BC Ferries to require travellers to have a mask with them

Starting Monday, June 15, BC Ferries passengers will have to be “in possession of a face covering that covers their mouth and nose” on any sailing of more than 30 minutes. BC Ferries said in a June...

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...