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CchangeThere are very public debates over the Chapman Creek / Grey Creek watersheds in the Sunshine Coast and the potential Gospel Rock development in Gibsons. A UBC study is seeking input on these and other important environmental issues such as potential oil spills, flooding, and sea level rise as part of an international study called C-Change based out of the University of Ottawa. Researchers from UBC have interviewed community leaders on the Lower Coast as well as politicians and staff in the Town of Gibsons, District of Sechelt, and the Sunshine Coast Regional District and now they need your help.

Residents of the Sunshine Coast are invited to complete an anonymous online survey. Those providing contact information will be entered into a draw for ten prizes of $100 (contact info will be stored separately from responses). Community participation is essential to the success of this study and we invite you to share your opinions on both public environmental debates and possible risks to your community.

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carrotsLocally grown organic produce is coming to Gibsons Landing. The Fiddlehead FarmerÂ’s Market is joining forces with the Gibsons Sunday Market beginning Sunday, July 3. Both groups are very excited to see the markets come together. Also bringing excitement to the market is GibsonsÂ’ Music in the Landing which will bring live music to the sundial stage next to the market most weekends.

The Gibsons Landing Sunday Market takes place every Sunday 10-3 in Holland and Winegarden Parks along Gower Point Road. All market products are grown, baked, or created on the Sunshine Coast.

Expect to find a range of organic vegetables and berries as the season progresses, as well as jams, baked goods, and unique artisan products. Vendors include find Henry Reed Organic Farm, Green Room Organics, Chaster Creek Farms, Three Sisters Farms and many more.

The SCCA is very pleased to announce that our favourite environmentally conscious band, Sweet Cascadia, has finally brought out their first music CD. Everyone is invited to join them on Sunday, February 27 from 2 to 5 pm at Roberts Creek Hall for their CD launch party.

Tickets will be $8 adult, $4 children or $20 per family. They're available at Jeans, Melomania (Roberts Creek), Gaia's Fair Trade (Gibsons) and Coast Copy (Sechelt).

For a preview of some songs, visit Sweet Cascadia on Myspace .

In January 2011 the Sechelt Indian Band (SIB) and Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) officially renewed their joint management agreement to protect and mutually watch over the Chapman Creek and Gray Creek watersheds. The renewed agreement will run another five years.

These watersheds provide the Sunshine Coast with the majority of its drinking water needs and are within Sechelt First Nation territory.

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LtoR: Lorne Lewis (SCRD Area E), Anne Kershaw (District of Sechelt), Lee Turnbull (SCRD Area F), Garry Nohr (SCRD Chair), Chief Garry Feschuk (Sechelt Indian Band), Donna Shugar (SCRD Area D), Keith Thirkell (District of Sechelt), Barry Janyk (Mayor, Town of Gibsons), Jordan Louie (SCRD SIGD Director)

The Town of Gibsons is doing a master plan this summer for all of our Town parks. The first step is a survey. Everyone who uses parks in the Town of Gibsons is invited to fill out the web-based survey and submit it.

Georgia Beach ParkParks are not only recreation and community spaces, but play an important role in sustaining the local environment, and fostering environmental awareness.  The Town currently has about 40 hectares of parkland, some of which encompasses important natural areas such as the Charman Creek Ravine and White Tower Park (a wetland that supports the town's acquifer).

Above: Georgia Beach Park with Keats Island in the background. Photo by Councillor Lee Ann Johnson.