Area B: Halfmoon Bay
Population: 2,726 (2016 Census)
Growth rate: 1.9% (2011 Census)
Dwellings: 1,247 occupied private dwellings
Area: 1,271 sq. km.
The Halfmoon Bay Area is located northwest of the District of Sechelt. Stretching along the coast from Sargeant Bay on its southern perimeter, the area includes Porpoise Bay from Tuwanek to the Skookumchuk, Salmon and Narrows Inlet, Redrooffs, Welcome Woods, Halfmoon Bay, Secret Cove and Wood Bay, which marks the northern perimeter of the area. Gentle bays and coves provide several protected harbours for marine traffic; the area includes several parks as well as diving spots, hiking and mountain biking trails. Electoral Area B also includes the Trail Islands, Merry Island, Franklin Island, North Thormanby Island, South Thormanby Island, Bertha Island, Capri Isle, France Islet, Grant Island, Jack Tolmie Island and Turnagain Island. Land use planning for these islands is the responsibility the Islands Trust.
The commercial areas of Halfmoon Bay include a store and nursery at the south end of Redrooffs Road, at Welcome Woods; and a store, bakery, art gallery and nursery in the north end by the pier. The Secret Cove area is home to several marinas, three restaurants and a large resort. The Halfmoon Bay Elementary School includes a day care facility that serves local residents.
Director Garry Nohr
Garry Nohr was elected as Director for Area B - Halfmoon Bay in November 2005. He served as Chair of the SCRD Board from 2011 to 2017. He currently serves as Chair of the Infrastructure Services Committee, as well as Vice Chair of the Sunshine Coast Regional Hospital District Board.
Garry moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2001 and lives in Halfmoon Bay. A former high school administrator, he spent 28 years managing school budgets while supporting students and teachers. His background includes serving in the armed forces and managing budgets in the hospitality industry.
Born in Vancouver, Garry has traveled and worked throughout British Columbia; he has been helping communities across the province deal with concerns about the environment and affordable housing.
Garry has a bachelor's degree from the University of Victoria, and a master’s degree in Administration from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.
Garry is married to Dr. Patricia Anderson, Literary Consultant, and owner of Helping You Get Published.