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Green bill follows Simons’ motion on conversion therapy

Green bill follows Simons’ motion on conversion therapy

Just two weeks after a motion from Powell River-Sunshine Coast MLA Nicholas Simons that the legislature “affirm its opposition to the practice of conversion therapy for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, questioning, transgender, queer, two-spirited, intersex
Housing development will have positive impact on Powell River, says MLA

Housing development will have positive impact on Powell River, says MLA

40-unit project in Powell River is part of a 20,000-unit commitment throughout BC
Coastal Fire Centre prohibition on burning affects Powell River

Coastal Fire Centre prohibition on burning affects Powell River

Campfires still allowable in coast region, says fire information officer
City of Powell River outlines short-term and vacation rental regulations

City of Powell River outlines short-term and vacation rental regulations

Information made available to assist property owners in renting out facilities
Town hall in Powell River opens discussion for a Canadian Green New Deal

Town hall in Powell River opens discussion for a Canadian Green New Deal

Program seeks investment in renewable energy and sustainability projects
Heated debate over sunscreen’s effects on body and environment

Heated debate over sunscreen’s effects on body and environment

Pick proper sunscreen that protects your skin and doesn’t pollute the water
B.C. arthritis, diabetes patients have 6 months to switch to cheaper ‘biosimilar’ drugs

B.C. arthritis, diabetes patients have 6 months to switch to cheaper ‘biosimilar’ drugs

British Columbians on certain drugs for arthritis and diabetes will have six months to transition to equivalent less-costly drugs, as the province expands use of “biosimilars.” The move is expected to save $96 million over the first three years.
Spike in fatal motorcycle crashes revs up calls for more training

Spike in fatal motorcycle crashes revs up calls for more training

At least two people will die in motorcycle crashes on B.C. roads each weekend this summer, if this year follows the same trend as last year.
Turtle beaches readied for nesting season

Turtle beaches readied for nesting season

May 23 was World Turtle Day and members of the Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project celebrated this past week by weeding nesting beaches to prepare them for turtle nesting season.
Texada Island longhouse pavilion information meeting highlights construction plans

Texada Island longhouse pavilion information meeting highlights construction plans

Building of new structure on Texada awaits grant funding of 85 per cent