Current News

For the Record - Statement regarding Seawatch subdivision

10/2/2018

October 2, 2018 - The search for a solution to the problems at Seawatch can and should continue, but the District of Sechelt can only do that within the proper bounds of responsible government. The Seawatch subdivision was designed, built, marketed, and sold by a private company. The District of Sechelt cannot accept the argument that when a private sector venture falters, the cost should be borne by the Sechelt taxpayers.

New Community Association Policy

10/5/2018

A new Community Associations Policy was approved by Council at the October 3, 2018 Regular Council meeting. 

Job Opportunity - Wastewater Chief Operator

10/10/2018

In 2015 the District of Sechelt commissioned one of the most innovative and advanced LEED certified wastewater treatment plants in Canada – The Sechelt Water Resource Centre. This is a state of the art, tertiary level, membrane filtration, wastewater treatment plant rated as a Class IV facility. The District of Sechelt is seeking an individual to join our team as our Wastewater Chief Operator. Life in Sechelt boasts a temperate West Coast climate, access to beautiful and varied land and marine environments, a wide range of community amenities and activities and a vibrant cultural scene. Residents enjoy outstanding “small town” quality of life with access to services both locally and via easy ferry access to BC’s Lower Mainland. This position plays a key role at the District of Sechelt As the Wastewater Chief Operator of the Sechelt Water Resource Centre, you will be responsible for the day to day operation for wastewater treatment, ensuring the facility meets all of its performance requirements safely and efficiently. You will be working closely with the technical support team from the technology supplier – Veolia Water Solutions Canada to refine the treatment operations.

News Release - Advanced voting numbers down

10/11/2018

October 10, 2018 was the first voting opportunity for Sechelt voters and numbers were down over 2014. On the first advanced voting day in 2014 there were 391 electors but yesterday 273 electors turned out.

Meeting Cancellation-October 24, 2018 Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee Meeting

10/12/2018

NOTICEPlease note that the October 24th, 2018 Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee Meeting has been cancelledThank you 

News Release - District of Sechelt asks residents to keep cats indoors

10/18/2018

The District of Sechelt is asking residents to keep their cats indoors for the protection of birds, the safety of the cat and to be a good neighbor. After consideration of a cat bylaw, Council decided education was a more appropriate tactic for handling cat concerns than tickets.

News Release - total advanced voting numbers down

10/18/2018

The two advanced voting opportunities saw fewer numbers this year than in 2014. There were of 968 electors who cast ballots on October 10 and 16, 2018 however there were 1,093 ballots cast in the 2014 advanced voting

News Release - Proposed smoking bylaw

10/18/2018

The District of Sechelt is in the process of adopting a new smoking control bylaw. The smoking bylaw will apply to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, vaping and cannabis. The proposed bylaw first came before Council in 2016 and was followed by a community online survey. The proposed bylaw reflects the comments received through the survey and also reflects new Provincial legislation regarding smoking and vaping control.