Covid-19 Update

Covid-19: A Public Health Emergency: What Pender Harbour and area residents need to know

CHANGES TO ESSENTIAL AND NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESS AND SERVICES IN THE PENDER HARBOUR AREA 

Updated – October 30

 

The Pender Harbour and Area Residents Association has prepared the following list of business and services in the Pender Harbour and Egmont areas detailing those that are either closed or gradually reopening as a result of the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. We are updating this list daily, however things are changing so quickly that we advise contacting the business/service to confirm details. Please send any updates to PHARA president, Peter Robson, 604 883 9205, email p.robson@telus.net.

For a list of ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND INFORMATION, Click here

 

ESSENTIAL SERVICES

 

The Pender Harbour Health Center has volunteers that will drop off groceries, pharmacy items and even make phone calls to check how folks are doing. The Program Coordinator is Kym Harris  604-883-2764. See also the Pender Harbour Health Center listing under “Medical” below.

A new COVID-19 Emergency Food & Essentials hotline has been set up by Sunshine Coast Community Services for families and individuals who cannot afford food or essential items and are not able to access the Food Bank. Phone (604) 865-0832. Open Monday to Friday 9 – 4). Click here for more information. 

 

MEDICAL

The Sunshine Coast COVID Physician Task Force regular reports. Click here 

Pender Harbour Health Centre (604-883-2764)  phhc@dccnet.com. Open 8 am – 4 pm (closed for lunch 12 – 1). Nurse practitioner Annaliese is available by appointment. Lab service 8:15 am – 2 pm Monday to Friday (closed for lunch 12 – 1). Call registered massage therapists and chiropractors for new policies.

If you have symptoms of the coronavirus, phone the centre first and they will provide support and direction. The Health Centre has developed a registry of volunteers to drop off groceries etc. to your door without contact if you are self-isolating/ill. The Health Centre wants the community to know that they are there to help. Just call. 

Pender Harbour Doctors. Call the Sechelt Medical Clinic (604-885-2257) for a phone consultation or, when necessary, a physical appointment  with Doctors Forgie, McDowell and Robinson. 

Marina Pharmacy (604-883-2888). Prescriptions should be phoned or emailed (marinacv19orders@gmail.com) in two days ahead of time. Only two people allowed in store at once. Pharmacist can extend existing prescriptions without the doctor signing off. Pharmacy and drug store closed on Sunday and open 9:30 – 5:30 Monday to Saturday.

NOTE RE Emergency Prescription Delivery.  If you are ill, self-isolating or unable to get out but need a prescription filled, they are to call the pharmacy. The pharmacy will contact the paramedics and give the address and phone number of the person it is going to and the delivery will then take place. Note: Please be kind to the pharmacist when ordering your prescription and to the paramedics—We are all trying to work together and realize that all of us have stress, anxiety and fears too. BE KIND TO EACH OTHER.

Pender Harbour Dental (604-883-2997). OPEN. 

 

PET SERVICES

Madeira Park Veterinary Hospital (contact@madeiraparkvethospital.com 604-883-2488). Office is OPEN Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9 am – 5 pm. Only one person at a time in office, wearing mask. Otherwise, Vet can be reached remotely (by phone). 

 

GROCERIES

IGA (604-883-9100). Open 8:30 to 6 seven days a week. Reusable bags allowed in the store, but must be packed by customer. Open early for SENIORS ONLY Wednesday and Friday 7:30 am ­– 8:30 am. IGA is encouraging people to shop online and lessen the amount of people in store. Mandatory for customers to wear maskhttps://shop.igabc.com 

Oak Tree Market (604-883-2411).  Trying to keep social distancing by not allowing too many customers at a time. Good selection of take out meals. Have removed tables/seating from in front of store. See Harbour Pizza in Non-Essential Services below.

John Henry’s Marina & Resort (604-883-2336). Store and liquor open seven days a week, 9 am to 7 pm daily. TAKE OUT is open (limited menu) noon to 7 pm. Inside cafe seating closed, picnic tables outside store. More information in Non-Essential Services below.

Bathgate General Store (604-883-2222). Open 11 to 4:30 Monday to Saturday. No cash transactions, but tap and Interac okay. Previously ordered and paid by credit card orders are picked up outside.

The Red Gold & Green Food Company delivers organic vegetables and fruits once a week from Halfmoon Bay (where Teal Loverock is based) to Egmont. They post on their Facebook page the crops they have each week and you can order a $20, $30 or $40 basket by emailing  redgoldandgreenifc@gmail.com or calling 604-989-9544.

Pender Harbour/Egmont Food Bank (at the Pender Harbour Community Church, 12891 Lagoon Road). The food bank is operating every second Monday for both Egmont and Pender clients. Egmont clients will pick up at 11 am and Pender Clients will pick up at 11:30. Contact Joka Wright, 604-883-9773, email penderharbourfoodbank@gmail.com

 

BANKING: SCCU NOW OPEN TUESDAY TO SATURDAY

Sunshine Coast Credit Union (604-740-2662) sunshineccu.com. New Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 2 pm. Member Service Centre (MSC) is Monday to Friday 7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Saturday 7:30 am – 5 pm.

Complementary Financial Advice and Help. Click here

 

POST OFFICES

Garden Bay (604-883-1101). Closed Saturdays. One person at a time inside. Parcel pickup at side door. Madeira Park (604-883-9333). Open 9:30 to 4:30, Monday to Friday, except Thursdays, 9:30 to 5:30. Closed Saturdays. One person at a time inside. Parcel pick up inside. Egmont (604-883-9652). No one is allowed inside. Customers to remain on the deck, only one person at a time. Parcels are handed out the door (Postmistress wearing gloves).

If self-isolating, call your local post office to let them know you are sending a friend and give the name of the person. They will have to show ID to get mail.

 

POLICE

RCMP Streetfront offices in Gibsons and Sechelt now OPEN. Emergency dial 911. Non-emergency, dial 604-885-2266.

 

TRANSPORTATION

BC Ferries. The BC Ferries schedules for the West Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay/Sunshine Coast (Langdale) route, the Horseshoe Bay/Nanaimo route and the Earls Cove/Saltery Bay (Powell River) route are in constant flux. Passengers can continue to stay in their cars on any level of the ferry. Partial food service has been restored and the gift shop is now open. Check the BC Ferries website for schedule and service updates.

Sunshine Coast Connector (bus). On Fridays and Saturdays they run both ways between Langdale and Powell River. On Mondays and Wednesdays they run both ways between Langdale and Earl’s Cove ferry terminal. Check their website for updates http://sunshinecoastconnector.ca

Coastal Rides (ride hailing service) coastalrides.ca. Limited service NOW AVAILABLE on the Lower Sunshine Coast. Drivers in Pender and Egmont wanted. Check out our Facebook page for more info.

Sunshine Coast Air (604-740-8889) sunshinecoastair.com. Reduced schedule Monday to Friday and Sunday. No service Saturday.  

Harbour Air (605-885-8774) www.harbourair.com Most routes are back in operation. Check with the airline for the latest schedule. 

Coastal Air (604-885-4422) www.flycoastal.ca.  OPEN for business with Covid measures in place.  

 

PUBLIC WASHROOMS AND SHOWERS

Public Washrooms/Showers are now open at Millennium Park (Madeira Park Wharf). The facilities, adjacent to the harbour master office, are open to the public from 9:30 to 4:30 (closed for lunch noon to 12:30) seven days a week. Special deep cleaning procedures are in place. Fees for showers have been waived. 

 

 

NON-ESSENTIAL SERVICES

 

Artist Gallery is CLOSED until further notice.

Aqui Es Mexican Restaurant (604-883-2223) (Harbour Spirit Centre, Madeira Park Road). OPEN 11:30 – 7:30 FOR DINING INSIDE AND ON PATIO. TAKE OUT TOO. See photo of menu on Facebook (search for Corner Café Mexican Kitchen).

Backeddy Pub (604-883-2298, info@backeddy.ca). The Resort and Pub are OPEN. Kitchen: Thur – Sun 12-8pm
                     Pub: Thurs – Sun 12-9pm                                                                           Pub is closing for the season October 31st.                                                               Same great food, same great view, but enjoyed outside, picnic style for both the restaurant and pub. 

Bargain Barn. The Bargain Barn’s pop-up store will remain OPEN Wednesdays and Saturdays 12 – 3 pm, but is now located at  the Legion.  Bargain Barn is once again accepting donations of quality, salable items Wednesdays only starting July 8, noon to 3 pm at the original location. Maximum two garbage bags limit each day. Donations will need to be sorted into bins, similar to recycling. Large donations, bbarnph@gmail.com

Bathgate General Store. Laundry NOT open. See also above under “Groceries”

Blues Festival (penderharbourbluesfestival.com) The Blues Festival is cancelled till 2021.

Community Hall (Madeira Park). OPEN for limited activities. 

Community Hall (Egmont). CLOSED until further notice 

Crowe MacKay, formerly Coast Group Accounting (604-883-2622/604-885-2254). Drop off and pick up for current clients only at this time.

Earth Fair Books will be moving to a new location across from the Community Hall. 

Egmont playground. Tennis court and playground OPEN.

Egmont Heritage Centre (across from the Skookumchuck Trailhead, 604-883-9994) OPEN 7 days a week from 10 am – 5 pm.

Euspiria Café (12904 Madeira Park Rd, 604-883-0096). Now OPEN Thursday to Sunday 6 am to 4 pm. Patio seating only.

FibreWorks Studio & Gallery  (604-883-2380). OPEN

Garden Bay Resort (4460 Garden Bay Road, at Claydon Road, 604-393-3823). Monthly RV rental spots only at this time. 

Garden Club (phgardenclub.ca). Meetings CANCELLED until further notice.

Grips Recycling (604-883-1165). Open, except Wed and Sunday. Sort at home first. Two people at a time in recycling room. One person at a time in refunds room.

Grasshopper Pub/Liquor Store/Pender Harbour Hotel. Pub is NOW OPEN noon to 10 pm, with the kitchen closing at 9 pm. Closed Tuesday’s. New layout has been configured for social distancing. Maximum of six people per party. Liquor store open, one person at a time, 9:30 am to 10pm. 

Harbour Gallery (12954 Gonzales Rd). OPEN Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm.

Harbour Insurance (604-883-2794). OPEN Tuesday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday 9 to 4. Closed Sunday and Monday. 

Harbour Pizza. NOW OPEN Friday and Saturday 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Take out only. Pizza “take and bake” and “ready-to-cook” meals available at Oak Tree during Oak Tree opening hours seven days a week.

Income Tax (Free Tax Clinic) (Harry Drost: 604-741-5132). Procedures have changed due to Covid-19. Click here for more info.

Java Docks cafe. OPEN 7 am – 3 pm. 

John Henry’s Marina & Resort (604-883-2336). See listing under Groceries above. Fuel dock open seven days a week, 10 am – 6 pm. All accommodations, campground, RV’s and transient moorage OPEN.

Katherine Lake campground is open but at half capacity (15 sites only). All summer weekends are now booked. Click here for details.

Liquor Store (BC Govt) (604-883-2737). Open Monday to Saturday 10 am – 7 pm. Closed Sunday. Only two people at a time in store. NOT taking returns. 

Madeira Marina  OPEN for business, two customers in the building at a time.  Taking phone, email orders.  Still operating as normal otherwise. Please don’t approach working mechanics. 

Madeira Market (behind Community Hall). OPEN Saturdays, 11 am to 3 pm.

Mamas Japanese Kitchen (604-883-9190) mamaskitchen.ca Harbour Spirit Centre, Madeira Park Road). OPEN for dine-in and takeout. Monday to Saturday, lunch: 12 – 2:30, dinner 4 – 7. Closed Sunday. 

Painted Boat Resort (604-883-2456, 12849 Lagoon Rd. Madeira Park). Restaurant and spa OPEN June 17. There will be a 48-hour rest between check out and check into units. NO daily cleaning service while occupied. 

Parks, Provincial. Skookumchuck Provincial Park, Francis Point Provincial Park and Mt. Daniel trails now OPEN. 

Pender Harbour Aquatic & Fitness Centre CLOSED until further notice.

Pender Harbour Automotive and Tire (604-883-3646). One customer in office at a time. Chains across work bay doors—staff only in work areas.

Pender Harbour Diesel (604-883-2616). Limit of two customers in store at a time. 

Pender Harbour Golf Course. OPEN for all golfers. Restaurant OPEN.

Pender Harbour Hikers. CANCELLED until further notice. People are encouraged to hike on their own.

Pender Harbour Legion (604-883-2235). See Bargain Barn listing. Stand by for news about possible reopening of the Legion. 

Pender Harbour Reading Centre is REOPENING for Book Return and limited “Take Out” service. Click here for more info.

Pender Harbour School of Music (www.penderharbourmusic.ca) All groups, concerts, etc. using this facility are CLOSED until further notice. Check website for updates.

Pender Harbour Transfer Station  Share Shed only is CLOSED until further notice. Please hold off bringing your garbage to the Transfer Station unless it is essential.

Petro Canada (604-883-9327). Store OPEN. Customers must use hand sanitizer before entering. Only two customers in the store at once. 

Remedy Wellness (in Harbour Spirit Mall) (778-487-2030). No one is allowed in the store. No walkups. Pre-orders only. Phone and leave message with your phone number and they will call back to arrange for your order and a pick up time. 

RONA (604-883-9551). Open Monday – Saturday 8 – 5, Sunday 10 – 4. Do not enter store if showing any symptoms. Only one person from group or family in store at a time. NOT accepting returns. No loitering inside store. Asking customers consider debit or credit cards instead of cash. Reduced staffing. Consider online shopping.

Royal LePage Sussex. Office closed until further notice.  Contact Agents directly: Dave Milligan (604-741-7373). Mary McKay (604-399-9936). Alan Stewart (604-740-2353).

 
SCHOOLS

School District 46 Covid-Related Resources and Updates. Click here

Madeira Park Elementary School Updates. Click here

Pender Harbour Secondary School Updates. Click here 

Pender Harbour Community School (604-883-2826/phcs@dccnet.com or www.pendercommunity.ca). All community programs ON HOLD.

 

Siam99 Women’s clothing, Asian home decòr & gifts at Harbour Spirit Centre. OPEN Wednesday to Saturday 11:30 am – 5:30 pm.

Skookumchuck Bakery (on the Skookumchuck Trail) OPEN Wednesday to Sunday 9 am – 4 pm.

Sports Fields All SCRD sports fields are now OPEN. 

StrongWater Tours (604-740-1400, email strongwatertours@gmail.com). OPEN. Offering tours to Princess Louisa Inlet and shuttles to Skookumchuck Rapids aboard a 24-foot Zodiac 730. 

Stephanie’s Hair Boutique (604-883-0511) OPEN.

Sweet Peas (Gay 604-883-9888) OPEN. 

Triple B’s Burger Shack. (604-883-9655) OPEN Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm.

West Coast Wilderness Lodge (778-280-8610) Accommodation and restaurant OPEN.

Women’s Connection CANCELLED until further notice.

 

Additional resources and information

 

Sechelt Hospital Foundation’s on-going MedTalks series. Sessions address the many psychological elements we face during the current climate of uncertainty.  Together with the help of local Mental Health counsellors on the Coast, the MedTalk series explores ideas and experiences that support our ability to navigate this territory with courage and compassion. Sessions consist of an interactive panel discussion around a theme followed by live questions from the audience. Click here

Complementary Financial Advice and Help. Click here

Open fire prohibition  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the effect pollutants have on viral respiratory infections, open burning restrictions now in place for all High Smoke Sensitivity Zones across the province, including parts of the Sunshine Coast. The ban has been EXTENDED past June 15. NO OPEN BURNING (except for small campfires) in the Pender Harbour/Garden Bay/Egmont fire districts.

Regular updates are posted on the Coast Reporter newspaper website. Click here

For a great description of how the virus spreads and attacks our bodies, check out this excellent video. Click here 

For information on social distancing and self-isolation from the BC Centre for Disease Control. Click here 

For information about the coronavirus from the Sunshine Coast Regional District. Click here

For the BC Government coronavirus symptom self-assessment tool. Click here

For the Government of Canada coronavirus website. Click here

Nicolas Simons, MLA Powell River & Sunshine Coast,  Covid-19 webpages. Click here

Sunshine Coast Community Services Society (SCCSS) (604-885-5881) Services include youth outreach, family intervention, support for families affected by domestic violence, behavioral supports, and a food bank. SCCSS Youth Outreach Program (604-865-0178) includes working to increase youth safety by connecting with and referring youth to local resources, focusing on risk reduction, and promoting a broader understanding of youth issues within the wider community. 

Sunshine Coast Children & Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Local Action Team. Click here
 
Pender Harbour Youth Clinic (604-883-2344) Drop–in Tuesdays 3 – 5 pm at the Pender Harbour Health Centre.
 
 

Special thanks to Jan Verwey for his work on this website. Updates should be sent to Peter Robson, p.robson@telus.net or phone 604 883 9205.

 

PHARA