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Lucky Brews

A fresh look at Snug Cove

Riding for change

New truffle combines the taste of ale and chocolate for St. Patrick’s Day

UBC students have dreamt up ideas and solutions

A cycling program aims to end poverty

Where do we belong? Council discusses relevance of Islands Trust SUSANNE MARTIN EDITOR

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Marg Witty holds up her mini masterpiece. It was one of many fetching a $300-plus auction price at the Mini Gala, a popular annual fundraiser for the Bowen island Arts Council. More photos on page 16. Peter Wing photo

Wanted: subsidy for commuter water taxi service SUSANNE MARTIN EDITOR

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owen Island commuters used to have the benefit of a water taxi that connected Snug Cove with downtown Vancouver. But last year, on December 16, Mike Shannon, the owner and operator of the English Bay Launch, decided to discontinue the unprofitable run. His customers have rallied and sent

letters of support in the hopes of jumpstarting the service again. At the March 12 council meeting, Shannon presented the letters and asked council for assistance. He said, “I wanted to come and see if there is any interest in helping to get our service subsidized.” Shannon explained that he plans to approach TransLink and the Ministry of Transportation. “I moved [to Bowen

Island] last year with a young family and I understand how hard it is to live here and get an income in the city. Our company can offer a bit of help. I would like a letter of support [from council] to get all my tools in order.” Shannon said he would also welcome any input on ideas about funding sources. continued, PAGE 2

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n one hand, Bowen Island is represented at the Islands Trust along with other island communities, some of them quite different in location and character. On the other hand, our municipality belongs to Metro Vancouver. Both governing bodies receive a huge chunk of Bowen taxpayers’ money. At the March 12 council meeting, mayor Jack Adelaar raised the question whether belonging to the Islands Trust is still relevant for Bowen. Councillor Andrew Stone is an Islands Trust trustee as well as a director for Metro Vancouver. Stone sees many commonalities between island communities. “One important thing is the ferry. The transportation issue is huge,” he said, “All islands deal with the same major issues like gentrification, an aging and decreasing population and diminishing economic opportunities. And affordable housing is also an issue.” Councillor and Islands Trust trustee Wolfgang Duntz said, “The political climate [of the Islands Trust] is dictated by the 60 and 70-plus crowd and there is little appetite for any type of growth. If you don’t have growth, the results are no jobs, businesses close down and families move off the islands.” Duntz said that this leads to the closure of schools and an aging population. Duntz said, “The Islands Trust is at risk of becoming irrelevant if they do not address the underlying challenges. If you don’t have any local economic base, you are dependent on money coming from the outside. There is no housing policy and very little local food production.” continued, PAGE 5

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Rob and Laurel Bailey as chefs on TV

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owen Island’s Bailey family is known as having musicians (Rob) and actors (Laurel); it turns out that they also have chefs. TV chefs no less. Rob and Laurel Bailey will be on a new show called Family Cook Off on Canada’s Food Network. They cooked on the show along with Rob’s cousin, Mary Ann Clarke-Scott and Laurel’s brother, Eric Wickberg, in a competition against another family. The winners took home ‘The Golden Frying Pan’ and a thousand bucks worth of groceries. You’ll have to watch their episode to find out if they won It airs Thursday, March 22, at 9 p.m. It sees Rob and Mary Ann cooking the main course and Laurel and Eric producing the dessert. There is a time-limit and they are judged, and awarded points, based upon how fast they produce the food, the presentation and, naturally, the taste. An added element is that on the evening the episode airs Rob

Rob Bailey, Mary Ann Clarke-Scott, Laurel Bailey and Eric Wickberg on the set of the Food Network’s Family Cook-Off. The Baileys will watch the show and cook the same meal at Doc Morgan’s on March 22. Submitted photo

and Laurel will be at Doc Morgan’s to watch the episode for the first time along with whoever cares to join them. They’ll also cook the same meal that they cooked on Family Cook Off. Rob will let us know what that was. “Our entree is Singapore Chili Crab with steamed rice and spinach sautéed with dried shrimp, shallot, and oyster sauce,” he said. “The dessert was coconut fried banana with mango coulis and an iced Vietnamese coffee float. Pretty yummy. If I told you any more I’d have to kill you.” The show debuted March 1 and is hosted by Kim D’Eon of ET Canada

fame and is based on a show from Australia. They shot 12 episodes with two families in each; the families come from all across Canada and members range in age from nine to 67. Fellow-islanders Cam and Kat Hayduk, who knew of the Bailey’s love of cooking, alerted Rob and Laurel to the casting call. Family Cook Off was filmed live before an audience outdoors last August in Leg in Boot Square in False Creek in, Rob said, “a specially built dual kitchen outdoor set.” He said they had a blast and intend to have just as much fun down at Doc’s on the 22nd.

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Earlier this year, a group of islanders explored the possibility of starting up a water taxi service they called Bowen Express. Shirley Tan-Tompkins was one of the partners. She said that over 100 islanders participated in a survey: 34 per cent said that they would pay $30 or more for a round trip ticket to Granville Island or Coal Harbour. Of those respondents, 39 per cent indicated that they would travel four to five days a week, 44 per cent would travel two to three days a week and 17 per cent would travel once a month. Twenty-one per cent of the total of survey respondents said they would pay $20 to $29 for a round trip ticket and 45 per cent would pay less than $20. Tan-Tompkins said, “We spent the last few weeks speaking to boat manufacturers and existing operators like Cormorant and English Bay. In order for the business to break even, we will need to achieve a certain level of riders and a certain level of frequency. Based on the survey results, the group decided that it is not financially viable to invest in buying a new boat to operate a daily water taxi service without any form of subsidy from the government, TransLink or BC Ferries. As such we

have recently had a discussion with Mike Shannon at English Bay Launch to look at other options.” At the Monday council meeting, Shannon said that “it’s a bit of a group effort” [to get the water tax service running again]. Councillor Tim Rhodes said, “We are paying $608,000 a year to TransLink and I feel that we don’t get anywhere near that in return. It would be good to explore the option of getting an additional service.” Mayor Jack Adelaar reported back from a TransLink meeting and said that the municipality has to potentially send additional funds on top of the $608,000 for 2013. Councillor Cro Lucas clarified that council did not have any money to offer subsidies but could help by sending letters of support to BC Ferries, TransLink and the Ministry of Transportation. Councillor Alison Morse expressed concern about writing a letter of support for a specific corporation. She said, “We can express generic support for a water taxi service from Bowen Island to Vancouver and if we receive subsidies, then the service goes to tender.” Council acknowledged that a water taxi for commuters is a valuable service and offered to write letters of support.

CARSCADDEN, Anne Elizabeth Anne passed away in Vancouver on March 12, 2012 at the age of 48. She will be hugely missed by her family, her friends, and all who knew her. Her warmth, care, style, and sense of humour attracted people to her and she made a big difference in the lives of those fortunate to know her. She is pre-deceased by her parents Thomas (Tom) and Margaret (Betty) Carscadden and by her uncle A.S. (Sheldon) Gibson. Anne was born in Penticton and lived in Prince Rupert for her early years until the family moved to Vancouver in 1969. She lived in Vancouver for the rest of her life except for a few years in Calgary in the late eighties. Her career was focused on helping children including those with special needs, supported by her training in Early Childhood Education at Douglas College. She is survived by her partner Linda Pinch, Linda’s sister Karen (Ingo) and children, Linda’s brother Keith and children in Winnipeg, Linda’s parents Pat and Ken Pinch from Squamish, her sister Carolyn, her brother Don (Janice), her nieces Monika and Kelly, her nephew Scott, her Aunt Marjorie Gibson, her cousins Mary (Cathal), Isabel (Ivan), Lorna (Vic), and Ralph (Mary). She was also the god-parent of the Kelly children of Burnaby.

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A Memorial Service will be held in her honour on Saturday March 24, 2012 at 11:00am at St David’s United Church, 1525 Taylor Way in West Vancouver. A separate Celebration of Life will be held on Bowen Island later towards summer, date yet to be determined. No flowers please. Donations are encouraged to a fund to establish a legacy in Anne’s name for children’s playground equipment in Vancouver, under Acorn Day Care Society at the church, or at any VanCity location. Condolences and tributes may be sent to the family by visiting www.mountpleasantfuneral.com Mount Pleasant Funeral Home in care of arrangements 604-876-2161.


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Villages are build by policy and design UBC students will present their visions for Snug Cove on March 23 SUSANNE MARTIN

our elected leaders to champion Snug Cove.” But there are issues to be resolved. “One of them is the capacity of the sewage treatment plant,” Tuer he visioning and the public process for revital- said. He sees the development of the community izing Snug Cove are already done, according lands as potential competition with the infill sites to James Tuer of JWT Architecture. And the in the lower cove. “The reality is that we have an next steps do not require a lot of public funding – absorption of only 10 to 20 units per year in the they call for staff time to work on policy changes best case scenario,” he said. “As planner, I think we and incentives for landowners and cooperation with need a strategic plan for Snug Cove that includes Metro Vancouver. Tuer invited his landscape archiprioritizing where we want to see development.” tecture students from UBC to come up with design As one of the incentives for revitalizing the lower ideas for the cove. The results will be presented on cove, Tuer suggests to waive parking requirements. Bowen Island in an open house on Friday, March “They present huge constraints,” he said. “And they 23. can be addressed by building a satellite parking lot When Tuer started working on the Snug Cove either along Miller Road or behind the library.” But Village Design and Transportation concepts with he added that the lack of parking is a misconcepthe director of planning of the Bowen Island tion. “The study concluded that there are 275 parkMunicipality, he was charged with looking at the ing stalls in the cove and we have never seen them ferry marshalling and reviewing all the plans that at full capacity. During traffic counts, the capacity had been done before. “We started with early remained at 50 per cent,” Tuer said. reports on transportation,” Another incentive would Tuer said. “The studies had be to allow landowners to been done by transportabuild more than one buildtion and engineering firms ing on the lot, Tuer suggests, with no experience in village “Existing businesses could planning.” stay in place while extenTuer asked for clarification sion would happen. This on opportunities and concould create an interface straints from council. “It was between the private lands confirmed that there were along Trunk Road and constraints within Crippen the cottages behind it. It’s Park that previous plans had the first step towards infill failed to take into account, buildings.” Tuer sees this the most notable is the heron scenario as a huge benefit rookery that is protected by to the heritage cottages that provincial legislation.” Tuer are currently hidden behind ended up with 10 schemes backyard fences, garbage that were narrowed down to cans and propane tanks. eight and then to two. “The “They are out of sight and process included open and have been attracting vandalUBC students will present their ideas for transparent public meetings Snug Cove on March 23. Submitted photo ism and graffiti,” Tuer said. and open committee of the “Turning the village inside whole meetings,” Tuer said. out and having laneway He made a series of recommendations to council houses that face Crippen Park would move the cotand council instructed staff to work on policy as tages out of the backyard under the protective eyes well as a cost benefit analysis for key elements of of the community.” And Tuer thinks changes in the plans. “It is important to understand that that policy and incentives for the landowners can get the the public process has been done, that the visionball rolling. “That’s how villages are build, by policy ing has been done,” Tuer said. “The recommendaand by design,” he said. tion to council and direction to staff were based on Tuer says that there is a real interest in making community visioning. The clear message that the it happen. He said, “Business owners are keen to community gave during the design process was that see this revitalization. Some are taking matters into the most important issues in Snug Cove are revitaltheir own hands to create first steps towards village izing the businesses, beautifying the cove and makenhancement. It also is a matter of implementing ing it safer and friendlier for pedestrians.” Tuer also the vision that has taken years to formulate. It has worked closely with BC Ferries and was told that taken countless hours of volunteer time, thousands the corporation expects growth in foot traffic rather of dollars of consultants’ fees and a lot of input from than vehicle traffic for Bowen Island. the public.” Tuer came out of meetings with Metro Vancouver As an adjunct faculty of UBC, Tuer has invited with the understanding that Metro Vancouver had his second year graduate landscape architecture stuthe strong desire to keep the process going and recdents to take a look at the lower cove. “They have ommended forming a steering committee for lookcreated landscape vision plans,” he said. “It’s amazing at opportunities for development of north side ing what 17 young minds can dream up. They have buildings to create a more compact village centre. very exciting ideas that would dovetail perfectly “All the planning and heavy lifting that require with any work the municipality might want to move public funds are behind us,” Tuer said. “What is forward with.” As a design exercise, Tuer charged required now is staff���s time for writing policy that his students to look at three areas.The students will enables local businesses to expand. And we need to present their work in an open house on Friday, discuss a partnership with Metro Vancouver Parks. March 23, at Cates Hill and everyone is welcome We also need some passion and vision on part of to attend.

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Bowen businesses got together to create something new: the Lucky Brew - a truffle that combines the taste of ale with chocolate. Submitted photos

With a shamrock for good luck SUSANNE MARTIN EDITOR

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f you love the taste of beer but your partner prefers something sweet, there might be the perfect compromise waiting for you right here on Bowen Island. Cocoa West Chocolatier, in collaboration with the Bowen Island Beer and Wine Cellar, has produced a truffle that combines the taste of ale with chocolate: the Lucky Brew. Lucky Brew chocolates come out just in time for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and are marked with a small shamrock for good luck. The shamrocks are the creation of Kelly Miller who works at Cocoa West and wanted to put beer and chocolate together for a long time. She said, “I thought it was an interesting mix of flavours and wanted to see if it was possible and what it would taste like.” Joanne Mogridge, the owner of Cocoa West, said, “Kelly’s been talking about it for years and we wanted to do something special for St. Patrick’s Day this year. This is the first time we mixed those two [ingredients].” Mogridge says that the recipe comes out of her head. Not only did she create it on the spot, she also got it right on the first try. This ability to successfully experiment comes with experience, says Mogridge, who is looking for-

ward to celebrating Cocoa West’s 10th anniversary this July. “We went to the Beer and Wine Store, met with Paul Rickett and asked what he would suggest for a beer,” Mogridge explained. “He also carries a chocolate beer but we decided to go with something different.” Mogridge and Miller chose a beer that is brewed in Mission: Mashing Pumpkin Winter Ale. Mogridge said, “We liked the idea of the winter ale with the added pumpkin spices like nutmeg and cloves.” Mogridge created a small batch first to see if it would work. She said, “Most truffles have cream in them but this one doesn’t. It only has the beer as the emulsifier. It worked fine.” After the trial batch, Cocoa West produced 144 pieces of Lucky Brew. They are sold in the Bowen Island shop and a few are on the way to Mission to show the Mission Springs brew master what can be done with his ale. “The beer taste has been getting stronger in the seven days,” Mogridge said. “We don’t know about the perishability of this truffle. Since it has liqueur in it, it has a longer shelf life. We have tests set up for the next eight weeks.” But don’t wait too long to stock up for St. Patrick’s Day, there are less than 144 Lucky Brew chocolates up for grabs.

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Jake Moir will host an information session about the Riding to Break the Cycle program at Collins Hall on March 19 at 7 p.m. He will show photos and talk about how to get involved in the team that will go to Europe this coming summer. Submitted photo

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imagine it’s common for people to take for granted their idyllic childhoods, and have to leave that place before coming to understand their good fortune. Now that I have travelled, I appreciate more than ever the sense of safety, security, freedom to roam, and the intimate caring community that is Bowen Island. Perhaps it was because of this privileged childhood that I became interested in international development. After high school I studied political science at the University of Victoria and that in turn led me to a Vancouver based organization called Global Agents. They are a youth-run organization that supports sustainable solutions to global poverty. In 2009 I signed up to take part in their annual fundraising campaign called Riding to Break the Cycle. Each summer, Global Agents organize international bike tours that engage youth with social change and help raise money for projects looking to break the cycle of poverty in the developing world. We have tours to Ecuador, Europe, Cambodia, and the Pacific Coast. Some of you may remember the concert that I hosted at the BICS gym in 2009. We had local artists Shari Ulrich, Barney Bentall, and Tom Taylor performing, as well as the Vancouver band Headwater. It was a huge success, raising $5,000 to support developing world entrepreneurs, and I owe this success to the generosity of this community. I ended up breaking a record at the organization for raising the most by a single participant, and that record still stands today! As a group of 18 cyclists, we raised over $70,000 before embarking on a nine-week cycling tour

from Amsterdam to Istanbul. It was an empowering adventure instilling in me a sense of accomplishment that continues to inspire me to this day. It is sometimes difficult to describe just how phenomenal the experience was, but it was definitely a unique and life-changing opportunity. We travelled on the back roads of Europe, stayed with local hosts, and met with all sort of inspiring local organizations. We made lifelong friends, got in incredible shape, and came to realize that if we could cycle across a continent we could do anything. It was with this newfound confidence that I got involved in the organization post-tour. For two years I worked as a volunteer in the planning and implementation of the bike tours, and in the summer of 2011, I was hired by Global Agents to run the Riding to Break the Cycle program. I will be going back to Europe this summer with another team and there is room for a few more riders. I thought I would reach out to my Bowen community to see if there is any interest in the opportunity. You don’t need cycling experience or fundraising experience, or even travel experience. You just need a desire to make a difference in the world and the courage to take on this epic adventure. I will be hosting an information session at Collins Hall on March 19 at 7 p.m. and I will be sharing pictures from some of the tours and talking about how you can get involved. Riders are typically aged 18 to 30 although we are somewhat flexible on the high side. Riders and parents of potential riders are welcome to come along. If you can’t make the information session but want to know more, you can also email me at jake.moir@ globalafc.org.


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But rather than pulling out of the Trust, Duntz wants to make changes. He said, “The Islands Trust needs some rebels from Bowen Island who question what it is doing. Its relevance is by being a regional force.� Duntz said, “Do we get value for our money from the Islands Trust? No. But the more I watch our financial situation, the more I wonder if Bowen Island is sustainable as a municipality. The reason the other islands are still ticking along is because they are not municipalities.� Adelaar said, “We are in the stage of working on a budget and we have to start thinking whether we are spending our money properly. I want to know if being part of the Islands Trust is relevant financially. When I look at the problems you’ve presented, the thing that comes to the fore is that we need to increase the tax base. We are the only municipality that is paying money to both Metro Vancouver and the Islands Trust.� Stone said that the payment to the Islands Trust is determined by legislation. Councillor Alison Morse clarified, “We are required to belong to a regional body of government. If we leave the Islands Trust, we would become part of the Sunshine Coast Regional District.� In a follow-up interview, Stone explained why he believes that the Islands Trust is relevant. “It provides a level of governance that allows us to defer to regional concerns that deal with living in a maritime environment,� he said. Stone says that many islanders are concerned about environmental changes and he suggests looking at Lasqueti Island for ideas. He said, “Lasqueti presents an archetype for creating a self-sustaining community. There, the power is generated on island; the food is grown on island. Out of necessity, the full time residents have to be self-sustaining.� Stone thinks that Bowen should take notice. He said, “We will see an increase in transportation and hydro costs. Ferry costs have already reached a tipping point. I know of some people who considered moving [to Bowen] but cannot afford it. For some long-time islanders, their income was stretched to the limit five years ago and there is no room to absorb higher costs.�

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From his work with the Islands Trust, Stone has also learned that municipalities of Bowen’s size are destined to face challenges. “When [this council] took office, we knew that the finances are in a troubled state. It has become apparent that roads, which are paid for in totality by the citizens of Bowen, are our single biggest expense. In other island communities the infrastructure is underwritten by the province. They don’t have to worry about sewer, roads signage, maintenance – all that is taken care of.� “We have to recognize our responsibilities for the region,� Stone said. “Another unseen benefit [of belonging to the Islands Trust] is the work on extending the marine protectorate that the Trust has established north of Bowen Island and all around Gambier and around the in Nanaimo estuary.� The establishment of the protectorate is a fall-out from the positive outcome of the clean up of Britannia Mine north of Lions Bay, according to Stone, that resulted in the return of pods of orcas and dolphins to Howe Sound. “Bowen holds a unique position in the region,� Stone said. “We are not only a member of the Islands Trust but also a member of Metro Vancouver. We are in this nexus of influence where we can be of benefit to the Islands Trust as well as to Metro Vancouver. We can easily identify similar concerns of both governing bodies and aid the decision making.� “What’s going to be remembered is the revitalization of Howe Sound,� Stone said. “The rebirth of the marine environment could be our legacy or we can choose to be narcissistic and worry only about our own battle.� Stone suggests taking a leadership role both in the Islands Trust and Metro Vancouver and “doing good things for the region.� Adelaar also clarified his position. He said, “We pay TransLink $602,000, the Islands Trust $221,000 and Metro Vancouver receives $102,899. The total comes close to a million bucks and we have to ask ourselves, what are we getting in return?� Adelaar said that even though Bowen is an island, the fact remains that it is only 20 minutes away from the mainland. He added, ““Someone needs to hammer out the relevancies of the various governing bodies, especially the Islands Trust.�

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Proposed development of waterlots will erode beauty

Legal action against municipality places strain on taxpayers

To the Editor: Re: The Cape on Bowen’s notice of intention to apply for a disposition of Crown land y comments apply to the proposals to install private moorage on property lots 11, 13 and 15 and to a similar proposal for private moorage for lot 10. The subject lots are among the most beautiful areas to be found on Bowen Island, if not in the entire southern portion of Georgia Strait. The developer has frequently referred to the unique and precious natural environment in development plans and marketing literature. The neighbourhood plan, dated September 2008, notes that “Cape Roger Curtis is blessed with a rich and diverse array of natural features” and refers to the “unique views, vistas, landforms and natural character” of the area. While the neighbourhood plan was rejected, the physical attributes of this magnificent coastline remain. By means of a public right-of-way, the developer has provided access to the general public so that these precious views can still be enjoyed, notwithstanding the Cape on Bowen development. The views from the subject lots are arguably the best that exist along the waterfront public trail. In aggregate, proposals have been submitted for four private moorage installations. The total area of the proposed water lots approximates 36,000 square metres; equivalent to nearly 23 NHL hockey rinks or 4.5 CFL football pitches. There would be six floats being 128 metres long in aggregate. The floats would be protected by eight floating breakwaters totaling 286 metres in length which in turn would be serviced by four wharves/elevated approaches which, in total, would approximate 175 metres in length. And all this infrastructure to be installed in one of the most pristine sections of Bowen Island’s coastline. Views would be further disrupted by the moorage and docking of pleasure boats which could be as long as 15 to 20 metres, based on the proposed lengths of the floats. It is noted that the Bowen Island municipal council intends to install a public boat ramp in neighbouring Tunstall Bay in the future. It is likely that this new facility could accommodate the launching of boats up to a nominal eight metres in length. The province of British Columbia has the authority to approve, modify or reject the proposed water lot. It is hoped, however, that the regulatory authorities will consider the extent to which the subject developments would conform to the spirit and intent of the Bowen Island Official Community Plan. It is suspected that the installation of the proposed infrastructure would be inconsistent with the general wishes of many Bowen Islanders. Should the ministry accept one, or all of these proposals, the precedent will be established for similar applications in the future. It is conceivable that, in time, this magnificent natural coast line could be transformed into a miniFalse Creek or Coal Harbour. I am unfamiliar with the process by which the disposition of Crown land is conducted. However, I would sincerely hope that the protocol will include public meetings, in the event that further consideration be given to the subject applications. While I hold the developer in high regard, I reluctantly must object to the proposed development of these waterlots which will further erode the beauty of this special place on Bowen Island.

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The winning St. Patrick’s Day limerick On this day of March ‘One Seven’ My little Miss and I celebrate month ‘Eleven’ So raise your Green Beer And give us a Cheer Cause now earth is our own piece of Heaven Chris White We congratulate Chris White for winning the contest and thank everyone who submitted. We also thank Barbara Murray for judging the competition and Doc Morgan’s for sponsoring the prize. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Water lots will impact marine habitat and are not in public interest To the Editor: RE: Notice of intention to apply for a disposition of Crown land by The Cape on Bowen Community Development Ltd.

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was a member of the Cape Roger Curtis Trust Society, and worked with the municipality of Bowen Island to reach a conclusion to the subdivision plan for this development. I am not in favour of the present applications for the following reasons: 1. As part of the eventual approved plan of subdivision, a waterfront trail was included in lieu of the public road allowances to the waterfront every 200 metre along the entire property as required in the Land Titles Act. This was accomplished, unknown to the community prior to registration of the subdivision, through an application filed November, 2009 by Don Ho, Principal, CRC, requesting relief of sea access of 200 metres to the one agreed as it is subdivided now, together with an affidavit filed by Don Ho on same (personal communication, Brent Mahood, CAO, Bowen Island Municipality, May 11, 2011).

2. Mr. Ho’s affidavit stated, in part, that the net result is improved road access over all, significantly reduced environmental impacts, and the provision of substantial access related public benefits. 3. The water lot proposals as indicated in the published advertisements (Undercurrent of February 24, March 2 and March 9) do not indicate the waterfront walkway on the plans provided, and indicate that lots 11, 13 and 15 run contiguously to the water’s edge. These advertised publications also do not seem to conform to the required 30 day public notice requirement prior to comments being concluded. 4. The size of the requested water lots is excessive, and will cut into public views from the three remaining public accesses to the beach at the Lighthouse, Pebbly Beach and Collingwood Point. These water lot areas also seem excessive for boat moorage, resemble the size of enclosure required for many moorages, will deleteriously impact marine habitat, and are not in the public interest. William B. Granger

hen Wolfgang Duntz was elected to municipal council, I was hopeful that he and Richard Underhill would finally discontinue their legal action against our Bowen Island municipality. When I suggested to Wolfgang during the campaign that he should take this step, he told me that he would do so if elected. I’m sorry to report, though, that he and Richard Underhill have done no such thing; their legal action is alive and well and scheduled for hearing on March 30. The resolution of this action is going to be expensive for Bowen taxpayers no matter what. If the action is settled before hearing, what will the terms be? Will a term of settlement be that the petitioners pay some or all of the municipality’s costs? If not, we’re on the hook for our own legal bills (drafting the response to the petition and supporting affidavits; negotiating the settlement). If the hearing proceeds on March 30, and the municipality is successful, it will be awarded costs. But since a costs award is not a full indemnity, the municipality will still need to pay for the majority of its legal fees. (The municipality’s legal fees for successfully defending last summer’s injunction application were some $30,000 less the amount awarded for costs; only a small fraction of the total amount.) If the hearing proceeds on March 30, and the municipality is unsuccessful, the municipality will need to pay its own legal bills, any costs award, and then any further cost of passing a new OCP. (This is the least likely outcome; there are several problems with their action and their approach, and their legal position is by no means as clear as they say it is). But Wolfgang Duntz now sits on council; if he has concerns about our OCP, he is perfectly placed to bring them forward. All he needs to do is convince his fellow councillors and the mayor that an OCP amendment is needed and follow the public consultation and other procedural requirements of the Local Government Act. What prevents him from taking this approach? It would surely be less costly than the legal action that is now in play. The least expensive outcome we taxpayers can hope for is that the action will be settled and the petitioners will agree to cover the municipality’s legal fees. Anything other than this conclusion will leave us with significant legal bills at a time when the municipality (that is, Bowen Island taxpayers) is already under considerable financial pressure. I know that I’d prefer my tax dollars to be spent on a new community centre rather than further legal bills defending an action that never should have been brought in the first place. Susan Munro

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In the Lane: reporter answers phone, actor auditions for reporter

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Andrea Little and Marc Gawthrop took home flowers for their efforts on behalf of the Mini Gala last weekend. Peter Wing photo

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he Visual Arts Committee of the Bowen Island Arts Council (BIAC) would like to give our community a standing ovation for coming out and supporting our Mini-Gala Auction and Fundraiser last Saturday night. We are pleased to report that due to the generosity of our artists, sponsors and residents we have raised more than $9000 from the sale of mini masterpieces. These funds will help cover operating costs of the Gallery at Artisan Square, and the original artworks will surely delight their new owners for a very long time to come. By the abundance of laughter and lightheartedness exhibited, we are pretty sure everyone had a great time at the sold-out event. Marc Gawthrop shone as always, entertaining the crowd with rollicking tunes on the piano. Auctioneer Graham Ritchie was masterful, commanding everyone’s attention in a very playful way, and convincing bidders to dig deeply into their pockets for such a good cause.

In addition to the 68 artists who participated this year and donated their artwork, BIAC would like to thank David and Aubin van Berckel and Opus Framing and Art Supplies, who donated the canvasses and frames. We are indebted to David and Shirley Wrinch, who not only lent us their tent, but also provided the expertise and muscle needed to erect it and take it down. We applaud Jeff Dempsey, who built us a stage, Tracey Lee Hearst for her beautiful flower arrangements and decorating, Ian Davidson because he made us all sound so good, and Peter Wing for photographing the entire affair. And we take our hats off to our other sponsors: Bowen Beer and Wine Store, XOXOlat, Phoenix on Bowen, the Bowen Island Undercurrent, Out of the Blue and Maynards. Last but not least, we must thank the action team that put it all together. The amazing visual arts committee: Greta Smith, Andrea Little, Ann Ramsay, Jilly Watson, Shannon Rondeau, Betty Dhont, Magi Amma, Pat Adams and of course our curator, Karen Watson.

Marcus Hondro

Thanks for making Mini Gala a roaring success

don’t normally answer phones and the order. take down ad information and such. Back at the office there’s a story I should However, our regular office staff, be writing on Laurel and Rob Bailey and Clarence Treleaven, is not able to come in a cooking TV show they were on. Gonna today, which is March 14, 2012. Clarence write a lead, see if it makes it to the final would normally bring his mom, Janis draft: “You may know Bowen’s Bailey family Treleaven, but she, too, is away. So I’m peras musicians (Rob) and actors (Laurel) but sonning the phones. turns out that they are also chefs. TV chefs And working the Slow Lane at the same no less.” time. I like it but might have to tweak it (see Later I go to the ferry for a callback audistory elsewhere for final draft). tion for a weekly newspaper reporter. True. Okay, Susanne gave me some instrucDoing what the character does isn’t necestions. One is to email Shari Ulrich. There’s sarily helpful, though a nice happenstance. a singer coming and Shari is putting an It’s for ‘Cult’, a TV movie or a TV ad in about it; Rose Cousins, from show. The lead actors will be young Prince Edward Island, based now in slow and good looking but they’ll need old, Halifax. I’ve looked her up and she’s lane rough looking people with burgeoning won a ton of music awards and gets girths for a sense of reality, much like glowing reviews. She’s playing here they need furniture and trees. on Saturday and then on to Gibsons So I got a shot. Sunday before dates in California. From what I’ve seen of the script, Outstanding islander Colleen O’Neil it looks really, really good, but then I just phoned and was slightly surprised always say that unless I don’t get the to hear me answer. part, at which time I will, without fail, “I hope you’re not writing your coltrash it unmercifully. For example, umn right now,” she said. “You’ve got I used to like that new show ‘Once us all scared that everything we say to Upon a Time’ but have been out for it 3 you is going to end up in your column.” times without booking a part so I don’t like I told her that I was in fact writing my colit anymore. umn but I don’t think she believed me. She My first call was from Sean Murdock of too was calling for Susanne. Poor Susanne Doc Morgan’s, who’s en route to Saltspring is off the charts popular and she’s also trywhere he’ll be doing something or other, ing to get the layout of the paper started not sure. He was calling about his ad for and conduct interviews. Wednesdays and a St. Paddy’s Party at Doc’s Saturday night Thursday are busy days for the editor of a that features Guinness, Jameson whisky, weekly paper that comes out on a Friday. Irish stew, prime rib and an awesome band, It’s time to shut this column down. Not the ‘Shanty O’Lawndogs’ (I know member much here you say? I say this: your Saturday Robby Fitz-Doucet, great musician). night is here. Start by reading the winJames McAllister from the Black Press ning limerick, then away you go to see Rose head office just called to talk to our editor, Cousins up at Tir-na-nOg and then coast Susanne Martin, who is quite popular today. down the hill and along to Doc’s for a meal Kindly, James told me he is a reader of this at the St. Paddy’s Party. space and now I’m chuffed. Mr. McAllister Ending with my own limerick (remember is clearly an excellent fellow. Susanne’s name has three syllables ‘Su- sanI go down to Barb the Barber and take her nah): all the limericks in this contest and she was the judge. Nice to get air. I pass and say There once was this actor who sat by the hello to Brian Biddlecombe, who’s a cheerphone ful person. Barb reads through the limericks And told an island that Susanne was home and talks about what makes a good limerick. He wrote down stuff they’d say She picks the top two and they’re the same For the Slow Lane that day ones I’d pick, though might have reversed And then to the ferry he had to be goin’ newsroom@bowenislandundercurrent.com

Cove development commission would look at private investments and municipal incentives To the Editor:

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want to thank the group of architects who penned the letter “Architects speak out about the cove” in the last issue of the Undercurrent. If we look carefully at their words we can see why nothing ever seems to happen in the cove - despite ten or twelve cove plans in the thirty years I’ve been here, each shelved on top of the others that preceded. Ten or twelve plans that have taken enormous amounts of citizen time, cost untold thousands of dollars and resulted - in nothing. The only thing that happened in the cove was due to past councillor David Wrinch who developed the “one lane on, two lanes off” solution. So why have no plans been carried out? Part of the reason comes down to the practice of architecture itself (having been part of a highly regarded planning and architectural school in the past I can speak with some knowledge). It starts like this: architects are trained to design buildings - with landscape architects designing the grounds around them. But they do this for a client who has the money to build what they design. If you need a house designed, or a shop, or an apartment block, or a factory or whatever - call an architect. But all who call have the money to build the building the architect designs. Without the money, the architect’s unique design becomes just so many sheets of paper or conceptualized sketches in a computer. No money, no building. So what is lacking is a method to bring a plan, any plan, into effect. It is not enough to draw up wonderful, idealized concepts of what the cove could look like. Accompanying the plan has to be a realistic pro-

gram to bring the plan into effect. Architects aren’t very good at that. It is up to others to carry their ideal plans into effect. Others with the money, or power, or both. Desirably, it should be the local government and the private sector working together. The municipality isn’t going to build all those ideal buildings shown in the plan. What is needed is a client with money, otherwise the plan will be just that: one more plan. For the cove, here is one way something could be done. Start from the opposite end - decide how a very general plan could be carried out and leave the details to emerge. Put aside a detailed layout and instead replace it with a general set of specific goals, such as solving ferry marshalling, rebuilding a commercial base, enhancing institutional growth and historic preservation, providing infrastructure based on future growth forecasts, provide housing - affordable and market, deal with traffic flows and traffic demand management. Other goals will come to mind. To start, we need a thorough socio/economic evaluation: a forecast of what future land use demands are potentially possible or needed in the cove, done independently. But how would this to be accomplished? Basically, we would need to establish a self-supporting public entity - similar in a way to the one recently established for affordable housing. Such an entity could be the “Cove Development and Improvement Commission” which would be established by the municipality, either as a public entity or a public/private partnership. It would accomplish its goals through engaging private investments accompanied by municipal incentives of various

kinds. It would have the power to buy, sell and lease land in the cove, consolidate lots into useable pieces, deal with federal, provincial and metropolitan agencies to further its goals, work with private investors, with institutions and local associations. It would be minimally staffed and fully open to the public. It would present and receive citizen and group input about the future of the cove. It would report to council quarterly. It would be funded initially through provision of all or some of the “surplus lands” which it could sell, lease or trade for other cove areas needed for commercial investment, for infrastructure or other uses. It would be self-supporting through its real estate dealings and not be a tax burden. If done properly, it could provide funds to the municipality rather than the other way around and could enhance the tax base and increase property tax returns. This concept came about though many years of watching cove plans come and go and emerged from past work as a planner. My strong suit isn’t design, it is planning for private clients and governments with objectives to achieve. My clients did not want idealized concepts. They wanted to accomplish goals in an environmentally sound manner. And they had the money to build what was planned. I think it would be useful to consider a similar approach for Bowen. Figure out how to accomplish something - in this case a revitalized, regenerated cove - one we can be proud of. Start with the means, not the ends. The ends will emerge within the confines of a flexible goal structure. Bruce Howlett


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Bowen Island Bears end successful 2011-12 season MARCUS HONDRO CONTRIBUTING WRITER

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Members of the U12 Bowen Island Bears come off the pitch after warming up for a match last weekend. The club drew twice and won one of the four tournament games. Marcus Hondro photo

he Bowen Island FC U12 Bears completed their season last Sunday, March 11, with a pair of scoreless draws in a tournament in North Vancouver. They finished 1-1-2 in the tourney while in their regular season, which finished the week before, their record was an impressive 16-12. Head coach Burns Jennings said that one of the reasons the team has done so well is that the focus has not been on wins but on learning the game. Jennings said the result is that the entire roster has come a long way, as individual players and as a team. “There was a huge development this season and a new level of passion and they were showing they love the game by playing so well as a team,” Jennings said. “They’re playing soccer and are no longer just kicking it and running after it.” The philosophy of the Bowen Island

Football Club is to get the players as many touches on the ball as they can. Jennings and Morgan Quarry and Chris Wilson have worked to teach the U12 club that working up from the back, using the entire pitch and knowing when to take on a player and when to distribute is part of playing the game to its full potential. The team was comprised of 10 and 11 year-olds – and the talented Molly Quarry, just nine throughout the season – because there was not enough of either age to make up a total team. It left them with half the players on the pitch younger than the opposition but their players’ knowledge of the game took away any advantage the bigger sides they played may have had. Many of the U12 players will continue training in the off-season, Jennings said. A growing phenomenon amongst players of this age has them calling one another and groups meeting at the AT field for pick-up games.

FUNDING FOR STUDENTS, NOT FOR WAGE HIKES. The BCTF is demanding a 15 per cent wage hike and other benefits that would cost $2 billion and raise taxes for BC families. Virtually all other public sector unions have settled for no wage increases. It’s unacceptable that schools are disrupted and that students and their families are inconvenienced over an unreasonable salary demand in difficult economic times. The union is making claims and demands that simply don’t add up.

BCTF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS

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The union wants more paid time outside the classroom – sick leave for teachers on call, expanded bereavement and discretionary leave.

The government wants more time for teacher training and to ensure that Pro-D days really are for professional development.

The union says all teaching positions should be selected on the basis of seniority.

The government supports seniority but qualifications must also count so that math teachers teach math, and science teachers teach science.

The union says that teachers who perform poorly in evaluations will be dismissed – ‘one strike and you’re out’.

The government wants to support teacher improvement through a standardized evaluation process.

The union says that government refuses to negotiate.

There has been over a year of negotiations and 78 full bargaining sessions.

The union says that class size limits have been eliminated.

Class size limits will remain in place on all grades across BC.

The union says that BC has 700 fewer special needs teachers.

2100 new teaching assistants have been hired since 2001. And, with a new $165 million Learning Improvement Fund, we will hire more.

It’s time to focus on what matters most in education – BC’s students. That’s why we are focused on per-student funding which is at an all time high, not on wage increases. We all want to do more to make BC’s education system even better. It’s the driving force behind BC’s Education Plan that teachers, parents and students are helping to shape. Teachers care about their students. Parents care about their children’s future.

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The Training for Courage clinic at Evergreen Acres Riding Centre from March 23 to 25 offers help for horses that have difficulties accepting authority or are easliy spooked - horses that would not neccessarily be suited to trail rides as those organized by the Bowen Island Horse Owners and Riders Association. Submitted photo

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Evergreen Acres Riding Centre offers training for courage clinic

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aul Defresne will hold a clinic at Evergreen Acres Riding Centre from March 23 to 25. Paul entitles his clinic Training for Courage as this is what we need to learn in order to safely handle horses that are having difficulties accepting our authority or who are “spooked” and freaking out because of some real or perceived threat. Much as we all love our horses and sometimes treat them as large furry pets that we want to love us in return, this is not the way of the horse world. Failing to understand what makes horses feel comfortable being handled and trained often lands us in trouble and in potentially dangerous situations. On Friday evening Paul will work with a young untrained horse that he has never met before to show how his techniques both calm a worried horse and help it to feel safe and willing to work with its handler. He will also demonstrate what can be achieved by his

training with a horse that he has been working with over the winter months. On Saturday and Sunday we will try out his techniques and apply his “courageous” philosophy as we work with our own horses under his guidance. We have a wonderful mix of large and small horses, young and older, experienced and green – to say nothing of their handlers – it should be an interesting weekend. Auditors are welcome for the Saturday and Sunday sessions. Please contact us for details of payment and catering requirements. The Friday evening demo should be interesting to all horse owners, riders and students as well as their parents. We would encourage you to attend and enjoy the privilege of watching a master at work and play. Payment can be made at the gate, children under 15 are free but must be accompanied by an adult. For information, please call 604- 947-2982.

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hose who attended the Child Haven fundraiser on Bowen Island last November will remember being treated to a few gypsy jazz tunes from Cameron Wilson. That was such fun. Wilson and his band Van Django are giving a concert on Bowen Island on Saturday, April 7, at 7 p.m. at the Gallery at Artisan Square. Van Django is an acoustic string ensemble made up of four of Canada’s most talented and

eclectic musicians: violinist Cameron Wilson, guitarist Budge Schachte, guitarist/cellist Finn Manniche and bassist Brent Gubbels. Van Django’s music is punchy, driving and rhythmically inventive, combining a wealth of musical influences while maintaining their roots in the gypsy jazz made famous by the 1930’s Quintet of the Hot Club of France. Listen to some of their tunes www.vandjango. com. Tickets are $15 and are for sale at Phoenix. Hope to see you there.

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Christine Allen is a member and past president of the Vancouver Rose Society. She teaches courses on rose care and cultivation at VanDusen gardens in Vancouver and is a regular contributor to several gardening magazines. She has also authored three gardening books: Growing Up: Climbing Plants for the Pacific Northwest (illustrated by her husband, Michael Kluckner), Roses for the Pacific Northwest and Gardens of Vancouver. She will bring along copies of her books for sale.


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and runs for four sessions. Painting large and loose, with the opportunity to explore new techniques and experiment with atmosphere and expression runs on Wednesdays, beginning March 28, also for four sessions. Each class is only $95, and will be held at the Gallery. Cam Hayduk, a professional documentary filmmaker will be sharing his knowledge and expertise in a one-day Web Video Workshop at the community school on Saturday, March 31. In this program, you’ll learn the skills necessary to create a web video to share with friends on YouTube, Vimeo and other sites. This course provides an introduction to the basic fundamentals of filmmaking – planning, lighting, camera, sound, editing and postproduction. The cost is only $75, and at the end of the day you’ll have gained a working knowledge of every step of the process so you can continue to create your own projects. Finally, Tamara Pearl is continuing to meet to inspire and encourage islanders to tap into their natural, universal expressive abilities through various exercises. She’ll continue to lead three-hour workshops on the first Sunday of each month, with the April 1st session running from 9 a.m. to noon at the Gallery. The cost is $35 plus a $5 materials fee to be paid to the instructor. Register for the above programs at Community Recreation: 604-9472216, 1041 Mt. Gardner Rd. Check out the Bowen Island Arts Council website for more information at www.biac.ca. And watch for classes coming in April including Drawing with Bill Hoopes and Creating Brilliant Thread Paintings with Anni Hunt.

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• Bowen Island Garden Club monthly speaker: 1 p.m. Christine Allen topic will be, Growing Up: Climbing Plants of the Pacific Northwest.

• Jazz Night: Teun Schut, Rob Bailey and Buff Allen and friends. 7:30 p.m. Doc Morgan’s Pub. • Legion dinner: 6:30 p.m. Members and guests welcome. SAT., MARCH 17 • St. Patrick’s Day PARTY: Rockin’ Celtic Bluegrass featuring The (Shanty O’) Lawn Dogs. 7:30 p.m. Doc Morgan’s Pub. • Rose Cousins in concert: 7:30 p.m., Tir-na-nOg Theatre. • AA Open Meeting: 9 a.m., Collins Hall. SUNDAY, MARCH 18 • Village SongCircle: 7 to 9 p.m. at Bowen Court. Fee is on a sliding scale from $75 to $150 for 12-week session. MONDAY, MARCH 19 • Seniors Keeping Young: 9 a.m. line dancing 9:45 a.m. exercises, singing and refreshments, 11 a.m. Nicholas, Liliana and Lois Belluk,

TUESDAY, MARCH 20 • AA Meeting: Open meeting, 7:15 p.m. Collins Hall/United Church. 604-434-3933. • B.I. Library AGM: 7 p.m. B. I. Library. WED., MARCH 21 • Drop-in knitting group: 2 to 5 p.m. at Bowen Court. All levels welcome. • Post Partum Support Group: Meets two evenings/mo. (604) 947-2717. • Weight Watchers: Collins Hall. 6:15-7:15 p.m. Call 2880. THURS., MARCH 22 • Duplicate-style bridge: 7 p.m. sharp. Bowen Court lounge. Call Irene at 2955 for info. • Youth Centre: 4 to 6 p.m. Practise with your band or listen to music. Free food.

ONGOING • Nia classes: Sun. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the yoga co-op at Artisan Square. Tues. 7 p.m. at the Youth Centre and Thurs. 9:15 a.m. at the Gallery at Artisan Square. Call Carol at 9408 or Deborah at 2290 for info. • Bowen Island Library: Hours: Tues., Fri., Sat. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wed. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thurs. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun. noon-4 p.m. • B. I. Community Museum & Archives: Sun. and Mon. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For appt. call 9472655 or 947-2440. Family Place: For parents, caregivers and children, 0-6 years. Mon, Tues, Wed and Thurs 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (604) 947-2717. • Knick Knack Nook: Open Thurs. - Mon. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. • Bowen Children’s Centre: Community Daycare, and B. I. Preschool, 947-9626.

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ERICA @ 604-777-2195

PRIVATE drawing and rendering lessons for ALL ages, and levels of skill. Offering tutorials on realistic drawing, to advanced techniques in various themes, including portraiture, still life, landscapes, animals, and perspective drawing. Lessons are completely catered to individual needs, with fun, patience and ease. Can meet in my home or yours, as well as outdoor lessons, depending on weather. $40 per 1hr session. Supplies provided for first two beginning lessons. Contact Leigh-Ann at (604) 947-9780 or email lfroats@telus.net

GAS MECHANIC for busy logging company in the

Graveyard shift 11:30p.m. to 7:00a.m. 4 days per week $19.75 per hour to start plus $1.50 per hour – shift differential.

PAID training. F/T Hours Benefits after 6 months Must be outgoing!!!

Vancouver Island University training for over 50 years, No simulators. Low student / instructor ratio. 1-888-920-2221 ext: 6130 www.viu.ca/ heavyequipment

TRADES, TECHNICAL

SANDBLASTER

We need 12 CSR reps now!

Get Practical Skills That Get Jobs

160

Richmond plant requires Full-Time

UP TO $20/HR

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR TRAINING

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

PERSONAL SERVICES 182

FINANCIAL SERVICES

LOOKING FOR BUSINESS, PERSONAL OR TITLE LOAN? Now get u p to $800k business or personal loan, with interest rate from 1.9%. Bad credit ok.

PETS 477

PETS

CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

Apply now

Call 1-866-642-1867 188

LEGAL SERVICES

CRIMINAL RECORD?

AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 1(877)818-0783.

Van Kam Freightways’ group of companies requires Owner Operators and Class 1 Company drivers to be based out of our Surrey Terminal. Applicants must have winter and mountain driving exp./training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. Call Bev at 1-800-663-0900/ 604968-5488 or send a detailed resume and current driver’s abstract. (For owner operators, provide details of your truck) to: careers@vankam.com Fax, 604-587-9889 Van Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. Thank you for your interest however only those of interest to us will be contacted.

TRAVEL

Bring the family! Sizzling Specials at Florida’s Best Beach! New Smyrna Beach, FL. See it all at: www.nsbfla.com/bonjour or call 1-800-214-0166

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

CASALINGA Food Service located at 3847 Kingsway Burnaby, BC, is looking to hire a Executive Chef (Noc.6241), Permanent, F/T, shift, overtime, weekend, $20.00 dollars per hour, ASAP, Completion of College, 3 years exp. speak English. Specialties: Canadian, International, Italian, European, Vegetarian, Food Preparation, Specific Skills: Plan and direct food preparation and cooking activities, estimate food requirements, estimate food and labour costs, prepare and cook meals and specialty foods including dishes for customers with food allergies or intolerance. Please send you resume at trish564@shaw.ca

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Laborers and Foremen in Kitimat. BC, Canada. Red Seal Preferred. Laborers will possess competency in assisting on the installation of all types of formwork, performing general labor work and placing concrete. Have the ability to correctly rig and hoist material, ability to signal, rig and work safely with cranes. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and Coalition of British Columbia Building Trades for the Kitimat Modernization Project Please forward resumes to patton@bakerconcrete.com DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Journeymen Carpenters and Foremen in Kitimat. BC, Canada. Red Seal Preferred. Carpenters must have experience with installation of footing forms, slab on grade forms, build and install wall, column and elevated horizontal forms. Ability to layout work, off supplied control lines. And the ability to correctly rig and hoist material, ability to signal, rig and work safely with cranes. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and Coalition of British Columbia Building Trades for the Kitimat Modernization Project Please forward resumes to patton@bakerconcrete.com TEAM Drivers required for regular USA runs. Must have 2 years mountain and highway experience and a clean drivers abstract. Contact Yugo at Blueland Transport at 604-777-9720 x105 or email resume to y@blue-land.ca

Shift work – starting rate $22.53/hour. Experience a must. Good Benefits–Immediate Start

Please send your resume to gtasker@acrgroup-ca.com or by fax 604-274-1013 NO Telephone Calls Please TEAM Drivers wanted for regular USA runs. Must have a minimum of 2 years mountain and highway experience. Clean driver’s abstract. contact Ron Hutton at Coastal Pacific Xpress at 604-575-0983 ext 311 or fax resume to 604-575-0973. WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20km West of Lloydminster is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journeyman wages $33. $37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, profit sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine for an appointment or send resume to: blaine@autotanks.ca or production@autotanks.ca. 780-8462231 (Office), 780-846-2241 (Fax).

The place to advertise EVERY week! www.bcclassified.com PERSONAL SERVICES 171

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 260

ELECTRICAL

#1167 $25 service call, BBB Lge & small jobs. Expert trouble shooter, WCB. Low rates 24/7 604-617-1774 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

320

MOVING & STORAGE

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

FINANCIAL SERVICES

AVOID BANKRUPTCY SAVE UP TO 70% OFF YOUR DEBT. One affordable monthly payment interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not the creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500 GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161. MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877776-1660.

Cocker Spaniels: Proud parents of 8 pups, born Feb 2. 1st shots, dewormed, vet chkd, tails/dews done. Ready Apr 1. Purebred, no papers. $600. 604-888-0832 Eves

ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPPIES Male/Female, shots, micro-chip, vet checked, health guarantee. $2200. Call 604-970-3807.

GOLDEN Retriever puppies, born Jan. 7th, family raised, very well socialized, 1st shots & deworming included. Mission 604-820-4827.

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com Springer/Lab cross pups, vet check, 1st shots, eager and social $350, 604-823-6739 afternoons/evenings.

STANDARD SCHNAUZER pups. 17 - 19” / 30 - 35lbs full grown. $500. each. 604-826-5846 Mission.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 548

FURNITURE

MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331 “ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 8yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com

560

MISC. FOR SALE

CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991.

Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

HERBAL MAGIC - With Herbal Magic lose up to 20 pounds in just 8 weeks and keep it off. Results Guaranteed! Start today call 1-800854-5176.

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Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

338

PLUMBING

$36/HOUR. Local lic’d Plumber. Big & small jobs. Plumbing, heating, plugged drains, call (778)549-2234

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt shingles, flat rfs. Cln Gutters $80. Liability Insur. 1-855-240-5362

PEARL DRUM SET, $1000, receipts for $1000 in upgrades, located in Hope. Call 1 (604)869-7329

PIANO; APT SIZE Lowrey upright piano $750. Ph: 604-418-6274 or 604-531-1576.

REAL ESTATE 615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

374

TREE SERVICES

AAA Tree removal done RIGHT! • Tree & Stump Removal • Certified Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca 10% OFF with this AD

PETS 477

PETS

AMERICAN COCKER Vet ✔, cuddly, family raised, paper trained. Exc pet! $700. 604-823-4393 Chwk. CANE CORSO mastiff, shots, dewormed, tails cropped, vet✓ $1,000. Call 604-826-7634. CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT.

STEEL BUILDINGS FOR ALL USES! Spring Deals! Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands NOW! Call for FREE Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.


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Spot the Ball round six!

This week’s photo

Last week’s photo with ball

Here’s how you play: Cut out this week’s picture and mark the spot where you think the ball should be. Then submit the photo with your name, age and entry fee (one try for a loonie, three for a toonie) at the red and white drop boxes at the Snug, the General Store, the Office at Artisan Square, the recreation office or the Undercurrent office. REAL ESTATE 615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY STEEL OF A DEAL - BUILDING SALE! 20X24 $4798. 25X30 $5998. 30X42 $8458. 32X58 $12,960. 40X60 $15,915. 47X80 $20,645. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

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REAL ESTATE 627

HOMES WANTED

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

HOUSES FOR SALE

TRANSPORTATION 810

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS 709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL EXCEPTIONAL LEASE RATE Located in downtown Vancouver Yukon/2nd Ave. where average rates for retail are $33 per foot giving a gross mthly lease rate of $12375.00 but this 4500 sf shop in this very prime location across from ICBC is avail. for $7500/mo net lease cost. A smaller 2500 sf shop is also avail. for $3500/mo net. Ray 778-999-0581

745

ROOM & BOARD

FURNISHED room in family home in Sidney. Close to town and bus routes. $500.00 per month. (778) 426-3433 or email: trumanhmason@gmail.com

750

SUITES, LOWER

2 bedroom renovated bsmt suite in metrotown area. Shared laundry/ half utilities $1200. References REQUIRED!! 604-910-4528

TRANSPORTATION 810

as part of his masterworks - the money will go to supporting athletic endeavours for underpriviledged children. Get out your scissors, pens and wallets and join the fun. The lucky winner of last week’s contest and the recipient of the Doc Morgan’s gift certificate is Peter Boronkay (congratulations).

TRANSPORTATION

AUTO FINANCING

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

WE BUY HOUSES The OLDER. The DIRTIER. The BETTER. Flexible Terms. Quick Closing. Call us First! 604.657.9422

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

You’ll have a chance to win a special Easter prize: a $50 certificate for a bouquet at The Flower Shop and a medium box of chocolates from Cocoa West Chocolatier. The deadline for this week’s contest will be on Wednesday, March 28, at 11 a.m. This contest is organized by grade 9 IPS student James Milligan

1-800-910-6402

www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557

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FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in March, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-5936095.

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022 The Scrapper

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1995 CAMRY, 4 door, 4 cyl, auto, loaded, new tires, AirCared, mint cond. $2900 obo. 604-931-1236. 2003 CHEVY MALIBU 110,000 km, auto, V6, AirCared, good tires, $4000 obo. Call: (604)531-3251

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

2004 ITASCA SPIRIT 29.4 ft. Class C motorhome, 50,000km. 2 slide outs, awnings, generator & ext. warranty. Exc. cond. $42,900. (604)856-8177 604-308-5489 40’ DUTCH STAR with Cummings turbo diesel, less than 59,000 mi. Always stored indoors, looks like new, economical to operate, 2 slides, din. booth, 2 a/cond, 2 TV’s, 2 CD & 2 VHS players, ldry., propane generator (6500W). Must be seen. 604-854-3266

845 TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES! vehicles. Local family owned and operated business. BBB com or call (604)209-2026

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

BEFORE BUYING NEW OR USED... Check the classifieds.

Do you have a kid who LOVES to read? We’ve had two of those and many Y/A books that need to go to a new home: Series of Unfortunate Events, Charlie Bone, Hunger Games and more! Great prices, call 604-947-2442.

EASTER SPECIALS Please pre-order now: Hams, Turkeys, Ducks etc. Bowen Butcher Shop Open Wed-Sun 10am-5pm 1351 Adams Road- 947-9434 ESTATE SALE: Sunday March 18, 10 to 2, 1596 Whitesails Dr. furniture, kitchenware, bedroom suite, bathroom fixtures, kitchen cupboards, etc. 604-805-4648

2 hour Service from call. Professional staff and Member with A+ rating. Visit us on-line at www.a1casper.

AUTO FINANCING

Here are just a few of the classifications offered in our

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288

CANDYINTHECOVE.COM Attn. candy fans! Goodie bags from $5 for all special events. Chocolate and sweets with no artificial flavours or colours. 0999

2004 ACURA NDX black on black 2nd owner, loaded. Asking $15,500. 604-805-7773 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $7000 firm. Call 604-538-4883

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

UNCLASSIFIED

Automotive Section: Class 818 - Domestic Cars Class 821 - Sports & Imports Class 851 - Trucks & Vans

FOR RENT: 2- bdrm apt. in Village Square. Avail. April 1. References required. Sorry, no pets. 604-947-2944 FOR RENT: 2 bdrm. cabin mid island by firehall, large fenced yard, pet friendly, avail. April 1, $900/mo. Call 604-329-0609 FOR RENT 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with ocean view. No pets. No smoking. Long term.$1700/mo. 604-657-1864 David Riddell Angell Hasman Realty.

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FOR RENT APRIL 1: 1 bdrm suite, w/d, detached, on bus route - $800 includes utilities. (604)947-9752. FOR RENT: Office space in Snug Cove: 2 units, 141 sq.ft. & 255 sq. ft. office spaces with shared common entrance, kitchen, bathroom. For more info please call: 604-947-0099 ext. 104

Or email ka@bowenislandproperties.bc.ca FOR RENT: small office Seabreeze Building. Internet. Copier. Parking. (604) 657-1864 FOR RENT: Studio apt. between Village Square and Municipal Hall. Avail.immed. References required. Sorry, no pets. 947-2944 FOUND: black Ray-Ban, formula sunglasses near Dorman Point. Call 778-317-4839 FREE Crib & Cabinet! Crib: lg, maple, good cond. clean Incl. mattress, bedding, bumpers TV/DVD Cabinet: solid wood, Call: 0382 FREE Pacific Energy wood burning stove & fittings. Pick up or we can deliver. 947-2982 HELPING HANDS Home/Business Cleaning Dr.visits (local + town)shopping, yard work, moving. 25 yrs. exp. 8 years with Van. Coastal Health on Bowen. Val 604-947-2640 HYDRO METER LOCKS now available on Bowen $25 - Building mount or power pole mount. Simple to install. Call Jessie 778-883-3461 LOST gold earring with ruby, Monday between Cove & Muni Hall. 9486

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UNCLASSIFIED

Looking for some fun for spring break? For sale: PSP with charger, games (Pac Man World 3, Loco Roco, Pocket Racers, Luxor, Sims 2, Tomb Raider Legend) and movies (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Rush Hour, Spiderman 2, Pulp Fiction). Package for $70. Call 604-947-2442. MARCH UNCLASSIFIEDS SPECIAL! Items for sale? $5/week for 3 lines PRIME RETAIL /OFFICE SPACE, VILLAGE SQUARE 1,080 square feet. Call about incentives. 604-947-0099, ext.104 PRIME RETAIL/OFFICE SPACE, VILLAGE SQUARE: 613sq ft for rent or lease. For info call 604-947-0099 ext 104 or email ka@bowenislandproperties.bc.ca. PRIMROSES 5 for $10! B.I. Nursery, 984 Grafton Road ROSE COUSINS IN CONCERT THIS SATURDAY March 17 at 7:30 pm At Tir-na-nOg Theatre Don’t miss the opportunity to hear this world class Halifax singer songwriter on our very own Bowen Island.

Unclassifieds SPECIAL: FREEBIE FOR FREEBIES! Up to three lines for two weeks - FREE! Once per person, March only

Find a friend www.bcclassified.com


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Where is the next bidder at the Mini Gala?

Bids were coming in fast and furious at the Mini Gala auction last Saturday and volunteers did a great job of making it a success. Peter Wing photos

S P S ’ R I K N G KICK-OFF C I R T A P . ST SEA SOIL

Original 32L Container 32L Potting 32L

MANURE Chicken 20L Mushroom 20L Steer 20L

4 TIER MINI GREEN HOUSE

6 reg. $7.49 $ 37 SALE 6 reg. $7.49 $ 37 SALE 6 reg. $7.49 SALE

$

37

SALE $5160 reg. $59.95

PEAT PLANTER GREENHOUSE SALE $1149 reg. $14.00

PEAT MOSS 3.8 cubic ft.

2 reg. $3.19 $ 79 SALE 2 reg. $3.29 SALE $269 reg. $3.19 SALE

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SALE $1249 reg. $14.49

LIME SALE

++++ SUPER BUY • 6 ONLY ++++ COVERED GARDEN SWING 3 SEAT SALE

99

18kg reg. $5.99

++++ SUPER BUY 3 ONLY ++++

GREY GARDEN SHED

119 55

$

4

$

reg.$154.95

SALE

49700

$

reg. $595.00

GARDEN GRADE CEDAR 2 x 12 2x6 PLUS

$1.50 LFT 75¢ LFT

15

% OFF

2 x 10 2x4

$1.25 LFT 50¢ LFT

2x8 5/4 x 4

99¢ LFT 34¢ LFT

ALL OTHER GARDEN NEEDS

Hoses • Liquid & Granular Fertilizers • Shovels • Rakes • etc.

1013 Grafton Road, Bowen Island

604-947-9622 • bbcbowen.ca MONDAY - FRIDAY: 7:30 AM - 5 PM

See us for all of your business needs! We have a great selection of:

Extension Cords Ladders Power Bars Light bulbs Fans Ice Salt Garbage Bags

Shovels Rakes Furnace Filters Cleaners Shop Towels Paint Safety Gear

...and so much more!

• SATURDAY: 8 AM - 5 PM • SUNDAY: CLOSED


Bowen Island Undercurrent, March 16, 2012