FRIDAY APR. 13 2012 VOL. 38, NO. 50
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What’s a living building?
Get ready for a blast from the distant past with this year’s Bowfest theme
Bowen plays a prominent role in Mary Buckerfield White’s life stories
Come and find out at Monday’s garden club meeting
Austerity budget Finance Review Task force suggests areas to save money SUSANNE MARTIN EDITOR
hen the budget was presented in January, it reflected a nine per cent tax rise. To find ways to reduce the burden on taxpayers, council looked for help from the Finance Review Task Force that has, after an intense eightweek process, come up with an interim report that includes a list of 26 items for potential budget adjustments. Karen Blow, the municipality’s chief financial officer, has taken that list under consideration and presented a revised budget to council on April 10. In this budget, the tax rise sits at 2.9 per cent. At the beginning of the meeting, councillor Wolfgang Duntz took a moment to acknowledge the task force’s work. “I want to thank the members of the task force for the excellent interim report,” he said. “From one of the very first meetings, I felt that I don’t need to worry, that they will figure [the finances] out.” Duntz added that he asked the task force members whether they thought the Bowen Island Municipality is financially viable and, as an answer, received a conditional yes. Mayor Jack Adelaar joined Duntz in praising the work but cautioned that there was more to be done. Blow said that she also enjoyed working with the Finance Review Task Force. “I found it very refreshing and have incorporated most of their recommendations,” she said. The task force looked at the budget with the goal to limit the tax increase to three per cent and set out recommendations such as deferring the appointment continued PAGE 2
Easter Monday may have been quiet for some, but for others it was business as usual. Jenelle from Soylent Green was working hard to serve up delicious smoothies and flavoured shaved iced with an anonymous helper. Debra Stringfellow photo
Is it wise to build the ramp this year? SUSANNE MARTIN EDITOR
uilding a boat ramp in Tunstall Bay has been on council’s books for a while. And now, certain permits are in place and construction could start. But is a boat ramp a wise investment in a time where council is looking at a tight budget? The pros and cons of building the boat ramp in 2012 were under discussion at Tuesday’s council meeting. When chief financial officer Karen Blow presented
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the interim budget, she said that the Tunstall Bay boat ramp is noted there with a price tag of $205,000. Those funds do not have a direct impact on the taxes but would deplete the community recreation reserves and, ultimately, impact community recreation initiatives such as the community centre, according to Blow. Wil Hilsen, manager of engineering and operations, said that one reason for completing the boat ramp is that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans
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(DFO) has entered into a contractual agreement with the Bowen Island Municipality that expires on January 1, 2013. A total of $45,000 has already been spent on approval and preliminary ramp design, according to Hilsen, and the cost of $38,000 in consulting fees that were necessary for the approval process may have to be spent all over again if the project was postponed. Hilsen presented a plan that included continued PAGE 2
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Grant writing workshop
he three-hour grant writing workshop is held on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tusntall Bay clubhouse. It is designed to be practical and hands-on and will cover the core concepts to successful grant writing. Participants will bring ideas, pre-written drafts or just the desire to start out on the grant writing process. Workshop topics include: understanding the grant screening process, what makes a successful grant and understanding the grant reporting process. The $25 registration fee covers
costs associated with the workshop that is sponsored by the Bowen Island Community School Association and the Bowen Island Community Foundation. Joyce Ganong of the BICF will facilitate the workshop, sharing her experience of over 20 years in reviewing hundreds of grant applications, as well as writing successful grant applications for organizations. Her definition of success is that Bowen grants applications will be irresistible for grant makers. Contact Sarah Haxby (947-0389 or SHaxby@sd45.bc.ca) to register by Monday, April 16.
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of a permanent CAO, deferring to hire additional library staff, reallocating time within planning department, reducing the recreation expense budget, reducing the library expense budget and reducing community grants. The task force also identified potential revenues like business licences and sponsorship and donation opportunities to fund youth and recreation programs. It also identified a list of cost savings measures, among them the paring down of funds to be added to reserves. The task force came up with a total of $602,300 of potential savings. Blow said that she knows that sources of revenue are important but they may take some time to develop. She added, “From the [task force’s] recommendations to enable the 2012 budget, there are only a few I have not included.” Among the items that Blow has not
taken into account are the reduction of recreation expenses and the reduction of library expenses (although an additional library staff person is not under consideration at this time). Blow also did not act on suggestions to cut contributions to the civic facility fund, rockfall protection and the fire protection reserve. She added, “But at [council’s] request, I will make further changes.” Another item that Blow has left in the budget is the Tunstall Bay boat launch and she was asking for guidance on whether council wanted to proceed with the project. Blow added that the 2.9 per cent tax rise does not include the proposed increase in the solid waste parcel tax that was suggested because of the extra trips to pick up greenwaste and the renegotiation of Bowen Waste’s contract. Councillor Cro Lucas stated that the solid waste parcel tax is likely to come to a 0.5 per cent tax rise.
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several scenarios. One option was to renegotiate with the DFO to extend the timeline but he said that this could incur extra cost. Another option is to install the ramp but hold off on any traffic improvements that would reduce the initial cost by $60,000. But Hilsen cautioned, “If we don’t do the turnaround and parking, we have to engage in discussion with the neighbourhood association. There are traffic concerns in the Tunstall Bay area and some of the money [for traffic improvement] is warranted to be spent there anyhow.” Councillor Alison Morse noted that the project started in 2001 and has been postponed numerous times. She added, “Knowing how difficult the approval process has been, there is concern that we may throw away the $38,000 that has already been spent. We have the go-ahead from the DFO. If we are going to build a boat ramp, I think we should do it this year.” Councillor Stone agreed to “try to complete it as quickly and gracefully as we can.” Councillor Wolfgang Duntz questioned whether council feels
uncomfortable spending that kind of money on a boat ramp. “Is this a wise investment? Do we have a convincing reason for getting boats on and off the island? We have an austerity budget but, at the same time, we look to build a boat ramp,” he said. Councillor Cro Lucas explained that the project wasn’t driven purely by the recreation side. “This is an emergency concern,” he said. “as there is no emergency ramp on the west side of the island.” Hilsen confirmed that from a health and safety perspective, there are benefits to building the ramp. From a recreational side, it also has merit. In his report, he stated that if there would be no ramp installation, Bowen Island would continue to have no publicly owned launching facilities on the western side of the island and that there are significant concerns form an emergency access/egress perspective with this scenario. Morse suggested to include the Tunstall Bay boat ramp in the capital budget without the traffic improvement (coming to a price tag of $145,000) and to look for public input. All councillors except Duntz voted in agreement.
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Buckerfield blooms on Bowen SUSANNE MARTIN EDITOR
The Buckerfields’ cottage in Deep Bay around 1940 and Mary White on the dock, Mary and Victor White at the Chelsea Arts Ballin 1955, their first formal date, and Mary White at the 2007 Bowfest. Photos courtesy of Mary White and Alison Mitchell.
at 10 to three, and is there honey still for tea?’ That’s a famous quote from Rupert Chawner Brooke.” In 1935, McMillan was knighted for his service to the music of Canada. White laughs and says, “It feels like I am name-dropping but I hope I’m going deeper than that.” Another name White mentions is that of John Barbirolli, the conductor of the New York symphony. “At that time, Dad was the director of the Union Steamship Company and was able to loan him the director’s cottage. Barbirolli had a twoweek-gap between concerts and wanted to be away quiet with his wife,” White said. “Dad brought Barbirolli up to the cottage after they stopped for newspapers.” The Barbirollis were so relaxed and absorbed in their reading that, when White’s mother showed up, they ignored her. “Mother was indignant because she thought they were being very rude but I think they just wanted to relax,” White said. White met her husband Victor at a cafeteria at the Edinbugh festival. “Victor fell in love with me at first glance. I had been married before and was a bit more hesitant,” White recalls. “We both loved music and our first formal date was to the Chelsey Arts Ball, an iconic arts ball that was always held in the Royal Albert Hall on New Years Eve.” White says that Victor became passionately fond of Bowen Island. “As the manager of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for nine years, he needed his peace,” White said.
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“Through a friend on Bowen, we heard about the cottage owned by Dr. McGeer. We rented it for a month. We were there for three days and that was it - we had to have it. It was lovely. Dr. McGeer was away on a fishing trip and we had to wait. When he got back, we put in an offer.” After purchasing the cottage overlooking Cates Bay, the Whites became active members of the Hood Point community. “The Hood Point regatta was always on the first weekend in August when the tide was right. It wasn’t fancy ships – more like a sports day at the beach. Victor was involved in that,” White said. “At the time, he was the manager of the symphony and the conductor was Mr. [Kazuyoshi] Akiyama. Victor had told him, ‘You can come up anytime and visit us.’ Mr. Akiyama phoned us the morning of the regatta and said he and his wife would like to come up and Victor couldn’t say no.” White remembers that Mrs. Akiyama was driving and arrived terrified of the narrow Hood Point roads. And, with her husband occupied in regatta activities, she was the one in charge of taking care of the couple. For White, there are many memories attached to the Hood Point cottage. “I remember the first time I was looking after grandchildren by myself on Bowen. They were eight or nine and very energetic – it was quite exhausting. When they left, I was quietly trimming the forsythia in the lane,” she said. “A car came along and the people asked, ‘Can you help us,
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ary Buckerfield White remembers the stories well, and with pleasure. This is evident in her voice and her laughter as she speaks about her new book Buckerfield, the Story of a Vancouver Family. The book’s narrative does not only cover White’s life as the daughter of industrialist Ernest Buckerfield and the wife of opera singer Victor White, it also includes anecdotes passed on to her by relatives, friends and illustrious guests. A prominent backdrop is Bowen Island – a place that holds special meaning for White. Starting off the conversation, White suggests including a story about her father as a young boy, as a kind of prologue. “My father Ernest grew up in Harcourt, New Brunswick, in a rural district with a small corner store that was busy with children every Saturday. After receiving their weekly pocket money and anything else they’d earned (usually a few pennies), the children would converge on the store to buy sweets,” White says. “One little boy, however, was different as he would always ask for prunes. Curious, one of the sisters who ran the store asked him, ‘Your friends come in and put their money on the counter and ask for candy, why do you ask for prunes?’ The little boy firmly replied, ‘My mother told me that prunes make your brains grow big.’ That happened to be young Edward Ernest Buckerfield, my future father, and the prunes certainly worked.” With a laugh, White adds, “I love that story,” and explains that her father was five at the time. From there, White’s father went on to become the owner of Buckerfield’s Limited, the largest feed company in British Columbia. In 1937, he purchased shares in the Union Steamship Company. “The Union Steamship Company was owned in England but it was operating out here and they wanted to sell it. A group of business men including my father got together and bought it,” White said. “Mother was delighted because he was so enthusiastic about his company, Buckerfield’s, that he wouldn’t take holidays.” White says that her father’s connection to the Union Steamship Company enabled her family to visit Bowen Island often. White recalls that her mother often entertained guests for tea. “One time, we had Sir Ernest McMillan, the conductor of the Toronto symphony, staying with us,” says White. “My mother was serving tea out on the patio on Bowen and I was handing it around,” White said. “He looked at me with a twinkle and said, ‘Stands the church clock
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we are looking for the McGeer cottage?’ I told them that there were two or three in the area and they said, ‘The one with tree growing through the deck.’ I said, ‘That must be mine.’” White says that the driver’s wife used to visit the cottage as a playmate of the McGeer girls when she was eight years old. White invited them in, showed them around and pointed them into the direction of the beach. “She came back with a big smile on her face and said, ‘It hasn’t changed.’” White said that her visitor had planted maidenhair fern and was happy that it was still flourishing all over the property. White is very attached to the garden and wants to invite children to come and visit. “My idea is to have a children’s garden club opening sometime in June because the roses are lovely then,” she said. “I’m an old lady with hip problems and eye problems but Bowen and the flowers, that’s my passion.” White says that her husband loved the cottage and they came to Bowen as often as they could. “Victor liked to sleep facing the sea. He had been in the navy and the water was his passion. Victor died in 1984,” she recalls. “And I guess I was too emotionally involved to look after [the cottage] for a while but eventually I fixed it up.” White’s island connection that is evident in her lively stories and the many historic photographs have made her book a local bestseller. It is available at Phoenix on Bowen.
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What is the big picture here?
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To the Editor:
To the Editor:
he consideration of ferry marshalling options, at the very entrance to Bowen Island, is a critical decision making process with far reaching impacts on the future of our community. Citizens and members of the municipal council have expressed the need to consider aspects of truck accessibility, environmental and wildlife protection, village character, park preservation and economic concerns. The breath and scope of this issue compels all of us to consider the real, overriding question which needs to be addressed: What is our vision for Snug Cove the portal to Bowen Island? In other words, what is the big picture here? The ferry marshalling issue must be anchored to a carefully considered, overall vision for the entrance to our community - as opposed to a piecemeal loop road proposal given a very perfunctory resuscitation. Our vision for Snug Cove must be guided by the realization that our environmental, socio-cultural and economic well-being is inextricably linked. It is vitally important that the portal to Bowen Island reflect a stewardship which respects its environmental and socio-cultural aspects if we are to have a flourishing economy in the cove, and if we are to set the right tone for the rest of the island. As everyone knows, Bowen’s natural beauty is our greatest asset. A four lane highway through that narrow strip of Crippen Regional Park - a short distance from the lagoon and wildlife reserve - would not only foul the park, the sanctity of our peaceful memorial grounds and the herons’ nest habitat, but our own nest as a community widely known for its unsurpassed natural environment. Greater Vancouverites would undoubtedly shake their heads at such insensitivity, which would only add to the inevitable bad publicity that would follow suit. The loop road would be a devastating public relations disaster that would scuttle our long term prospects for a quality, world class tourist economy on the island. It would also be an outright betrayal of the fundamental spirit and values at the heart of our official community plan. From the business perspective of proper positioning, there is no question that the Bowen “brand” is its unequalled natural environment and the authenticity of its island way of life. In other words, the preservation of those island values most of us hold dear is the very road to our stable, long term economic prosperity. The way forward is to bridge our vision to our destiny as a community by esthetically preserving and creatively presenting that which our modern, dysfunctional world sorely needs and craves. In so doing, we will also bridge the environmental, socio-cultural and economic factors essential to our community’s wellbeing. In the same way as the quality of a merchandiser is the indispensable background to a product in making a sale, we need to see our natural environment as the indispensable backdrop to our local economy. The continued integrity of our natural environment will not only support and highlight the socio-cultural aspects of our economy but all economic aspects of quality, ecologically conscious and sustainable community development - which is undoubtedly the way of the future. Bowen Island belongs to that future, as opposed to antiquated concepts of “progress” which spawn soulless projects such as the loop road proposal - a nightmare scenario which does not deserve to appear on any Bowen Island referendum ballot. In the Bowen tradition, our municipal council needs to marshall its skills and resources towards a fully contemporary, community based process of democratically creating the innovative future this island truly deserves. John Sbragia The Undercurrent is published every Friday by Black Press Group Ltd. All Advertising and news copy content are copyright of the Undercurrent Newspaper. All editorial content submitted to the Undercurrent becomes the property of the publication. The undercurrent is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts, art work and photographs. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) for our publishing activities.
Re: letter to mayor and council believe that creating parks and greenways and similar sustainability initiatives are now one of the hallmarks of modern, forward looking, urban communities, right across Europe and North America. Yet, at a recent Council meeting, Jack Adelaar brought a motion to dissolve our Greenways Committee. He said: “Greenways is not required anymore — it should go back to being a trail committee. The way the bylaw is presently written and enacted is too wide and is not required for the Island.” Really? Must we aim so low? Has Mr. Adelaar considered the bigger picture? And isn’t the motion to dissolve the Greenways Committee totally at odds with Mr. Adelaar’s stated goal of drawing on people with expertise within our community and honouring our volunteers? I’m writing to call on our councillors to provide a better explanation for why they are considering repealing the Greenway Advisory Committee Bylaw. I’d like to hear each councillor express their own views on the importance of greenways and the proposal to repeal the bylaw at the next council meeting. I suggest that individual councilors begin by noting that the bylaw itself explains that council: • Is committed to protecting and enhancing natural areas, their connectivity and ecosystem integrity on Bowen Island; • Wishes to promote the sustainability principles in Islands Trust and Metro Vancouver policies; • Recognizes that the quality of life on Bowen Island depends on greenways, including forests, shorelines, beaches and Crown lands; • Wishes to receive advice on future park, trail and outdoor recreation planning, land use decisions, eco-tourism and nature conservation opportunities. In addition, councillors should note that the Official Community Plan includes four objectives and fourteen policies on greenways, none of which are controversial, all of which require some ongoing implementation to help ensure that all of Bowen becomes and remains a sustainable community. I’d like to know whether our councillors are keen to abandon these goals and policies now and become out-of-step with other communities in the region and around the world? In the end, Mr. Adelaar’s motion to dissolve the committee was temporarily shelved, pending a report from staff. In addition, council instructed the committee to focus exclusively on work referred to them by council and staff. And Tim Rhodes was assigned to watch over the committee and make sure they stuck to work approved by council. Previous fumbles by the current council have been explained as natural missteps born of inexperience. The motion to disband and the resolution to hawkishly observe the Greenways Committee seem difficult to excuse in the same way. I would like to see a more informed and thoughtful debate on this issue. Len Gilday
Slip road is waste of intellectual energy To the Editor:
have trouble with a fundamental disconnect that I see in our behaviour on Bowen. We are vehemently against developing the cove and, in the last 40 years, have agreed to 2000 plus new residents on the island, many building on green field sites with the accompanying lot clearance of the forest. Is this being green? Regarding the slip road. No. Why? To build a slip road because it creates the potential to build a village in the future is so lame. Transportation is changing. Smaller cars are the new order of the day. We simply do not need a huge ferry marshalling yard. It is a 70s solution and very passe. The herons and the park are small side issues. We do not need better access to and from the island. I recognize better access does help the weekend visitor and commuter get on and off the island. It does nothing to help the business or workforce or full time resident of the island live on the island. Of far greater import is to get affordable housing
and the seniors accommodation started. We need to create a village, a community with a centre. In the future, a slip road around a viable village may be considered and even then I have my doubts. Some small low emission vehicle will most likely be at the centre of our future transport system. Imagine a Bowen co-operative of LEV 40KMH vehicles for Bowen! Then a passenger ferry for most trips to the mainland and a private car / public transport / ZIP car on the mainland. There will be obvious exemptions for emergency and commercial users on island and a limited vehicle ferry service. It is doable. Think of the new uses that the provincial ferry subsidy or the Metro Vancouver tax grab could be put to. All big cash line items to finance a different transport system and with the potential to realize some savings for the province/Metro Vancouver. No, the slip road is a total waste of intellectual energy. Let’s move on and do something for the people on the island. We could create a village. Daniel Heald
So, is there a park or not? To the Editor: Re: Developer’s explanation for cutting trees in the park in Seymour Bay ow unfortunate to once again see the clash of interests between developers and park protectors flapping in the breeze! So is there a park at Seymour Bay or not? A public beach, or an amenity to be manipulated at the discretion of the developer, as the master covenant document Mr. Adams refers to suggests? Maybe it’s just a little park. Too bad…It’s really nice there. And I’m confused about
the seeming contradiction in the developer’s explanation about the beach at Seymour Bay. I have anchored in that bay – one of the few slightly possible day anchorages along the shore- and it was not constantly pounded by waves. In fact, why would it be used as a tuck in spot for tow boats if it was not somewhat sheltered? Snug Cove it is not, but we have had some pretty nice calm picnics and swims there over the years. Like my first question, is it a park or not….well, is the bay eroding by wave action or not? Perhaps not. Ellen MacIntosh
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Meetings and wanderings on the Queen of Cap
The Bowen Agricultural Alliance (BAA) has given a $500 donation to support the Bowen Island Community School’s new Farm To School program that aims to get local produce into the hand and bellies of Bowen students. Pictured from left: Kim Howden (BAA), Jennifer Pardee (BICS principal), Sarah Haxby (BICS community school coordinator) and Elle Glave (BAA). Sandy Bristow photo
To the Editor:
here was a packed house at the Gallery at Artisan Square last Saturday night with 70 plus people in attendance. It was a night of toe-tapping, head-bopping and laughter. The band was very entertaining in addition to having excellent musicians. They played a huge range of songs in the Reinhardt and Grappelli tradition, Django-ized a few Beatles themes and played a few of their own compositions - TV Django was a particular favourite
and kept the audience guessing. Thanks to those who helped out: Doug Fleetham, Judi Gedye, Sarah Haxby, Alan Whitehead and Jacquie Massey, Brian and Kate Thomas-Peters, Betty Dhont and the Gallery, BIAC, Phoenix on Bowen, the Undercurrent and the Phorum. I plan to bring Van Django back to Bowen for another concert later this year so stay tuned. Thanks to all for coming. Kate Coffey
Soccer under the lights To the Editor:
he other evening, I needed to visit our general store. It was close to 8 p.m. and darkness was setting in. On my return homeward, I was taken by the fully lit playing field off to my right. So much so that I pulled off the road to witness a dozen or so young adults playing a game of soccer. I was impressed with their team play and skill level exhibited. The thought ran through my mind, how close we came to not having that wonderful facility. Many islanders worried about the 13 or so trees that had to be taken down to facilitate enough room for the field. Others claimed the turf was made from plastic and not good for
the environment. Then there were the ones who did not want the lighting as it might disturb Bowen’s rural atmosphere. In the end, islanders with true foresight prevailed to accomplish one of Bowen’s most used recreation areas. At this time, I would also like give thanks to Bruce Russell and his committee for their determination to provide Bowen with our wonderful golf course (I’m too old to play soccer). Again, they had little support from the council of the day and met opposition from many who wanted to keep Bowen rural. Thank goodness, Bowen does have its share of progressive minded citizens. Erwen Smith
No marshalling option is superior in an absolute sense To the Editor:
his is to expand on my letter in last week’s Undercurrent.about the proposal to the March 26 council for the selection of the loop road as the “desired solution” for ferry marshalling. I was pleased the proposal was withdrawn; in my view ferry marshalling is one of those (quite rare, thank goodness) issues that are far too important and controversial to be left to our council. It should concentrate on making arrangements for an informed and orderly public vote on the issue. Although opposed to the proposal, I am surprised by the - how can I put it delicately? elevated intensity of the criticism that it elicited at the council meeting and in the subsequent issue of the Undercurrent. For the thing is, there were two solid precedents for the March 26 proposal. These occurred during the terms of two previous councils; not only did each council have the same type of proposal before it, but, in contrast to the events at the March 26
meeting, each also went ahead and approved it (see council minutes for May 14, 2007 and July 12, 2010). The loop road proposal and the two precedents were of the same character: each was to settle for all time the choice of ferry marshalling option. This was the flawed purpose that each suffered. If the loop road proposal was thus inappropriate, so were the two precedents. Sure, the precedents supported the Government Road option instead of the loop road. But there is no higher principle that demonstrates that one marshalling option is, in any absolute sense, superior to another. The ranking of the various options is a matter of judgement about the weights to be assigned to the pros and cons of each. People, including those living together in small communities, will almost certainly - and legitimately - differ in such judgements. So, again, I’m surprised at the elevated intensity of the criticism of the loop road proposal. Bud Long
A packed house for Van Django
sometimes stomp about the an advantage of playing sports offQueen of Capilano like it’s my island, the kids meet off-island kids own personal fiefdom. I’ve and by the time they start going to grown accustomed to the environs school off Bowen they already have of the ship, to encountering felfriends over there. low passengers who are known to Also, Lauren is going on the me and with whom I may speak annual BICS grade 4 trip to the at ease, and that inspires a kind of Big House near Squamish and is confidence in me akin to ownergoing to be, I believe, a huntership. fisher. When Digby went last year After boarding the Cap, my wife he was...I don’t remember, a builder suggests I find someone else to maybe (a destroyer?). He loved the talk with as, she insists, that’s what trip and wished he was going again I want to do anyhow. So I do a but it’s only for grade 4’s. round and check out with whom Mom Sheryl Aman and wee Eve I might banter; kids are far more Sentlinger zip by us, they’re going amusing to gabble with than adults, to Eve’s gymnastics and have given but adults are okay, too. I’ll often us rides to hockey in the past. Eve give Louise or Lynn the time of day. is new to gym but is excelling at it, At any rate, it’s my habit to though she’s not one to brag. Her chronicle a trip for posterity now dad, Gabe, is a really good socand again and this time I chronicle cer player and he works in the the 3 ferry on Tues., March 27; field of hydrology, which, frankly, I the Boy and I were going don’t know much of anything to hockey. The plan was about. slow to speak with as many as I Heather Hodson is here, lane might manage but I wound amusing as always; she’s off up sticking by the notice to buy a bathing suit and she board talking to whomever and daughter Neela and husfate threw in our path. band Andrew Todd, are going This is, by the way, the to Cuba. Seems more inviting fifth trip chronicled in the than a hockey rink, though Lane. The first was Sept. I didn’t clarify if they were 23, 2006 and last July 22, going to Cuba today, I think 2011. On Feb. 16 last year I maybe later on. I expect wrote a story on the ferry while she Heather will mostly suntan in the was having her interior redone in bathing suit but will also do some Victoria. The workers had moved swimming, so it qualifies as a trip the old blue cafeteria chairs near with a sporting purpose. the elevator to take their breaks on Writer and mom Louise Loik and I wrote there, chuffed about came along to talk with Heather, being the last islander to sit in one didn’t know her but got introduced. of those chairs. Lois I know has earned her on-theOn this recent ferry trip, Siobhan ferry-taking-kids-to-sports stripes and Lauren Catchlove were, like long ago by taking her daughters the Boy and I, going to sports, to to many, many early morning swim field hockey. Lauren has been play- lessons. We see them on the ferry ing on the same team for years and when we go to early hockey. this season’s just beginning. She’s Now I saw Stacy Beamer (a a most able player and may also guy), and others, but somehow it join a team with players from difturned out that the Boy and I spoke ferent parts of the region; they will only with females on this trip, and play games virtually all around the about sporting things. It’s a lottery, province. we never know who is gonna be On that new team, Lauren will onboard and what topics might premeet a host of new teammates, vail and we will never again experias Keelan will today going for his ence a trip exactly like the one that new spring hockey team. This is we just had. firstname.lastname@example.org
Consultation or window dressing To the Editor:
ommunity meetings can be either a real consultation or window dressing for decisions that have already been made. I hope all Bowen Islanders will come to the public meeting on April 14th to participate and to judge what kind of community involvement our council has brought forward. Urban planner Sherry Arnstein assessed community involvement and identified three levels. Each level has several possible approaches. Municipal council will likely choose one of these approaches. Non-participation includes manipulative public relations efforts where information is skewed to support a predetermined outcome and participants are encouraged to vent but there are no obligations to act on or address these concerns. Tokenism includes providing
detailed information and inviting participants to share their knowledge and opinions, but the organization retains the right to choose what suits them. In True Citizen Involvement, citizens are important partners in the decision-making process. They are given: clear objectives of the consultation; full unbiased information about options being considered; access to competent resource people to answer questions and provide additional information; a skilled facilitator who will ensure an atmosphere of openness, free of intimidation; plus a clear list of criteria that will be used to assess the options. Finally community members must be given ample warning of upcoming consultation events and be provided several opportunities to participate. Consultation or window dressing. You can decide. Will Husby
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ir-na-nOg will soon celebrate its 25th anniversary and on May 1, we invite the community to an evening of musical performance with dinner at the Vancouver Rowing Club in Stanley Park. Tir-na-nOg is partnering with Synergy, a group with the mandate to gather musical and culinary talent to host a benefit dinner and show. For the last 25 years, Bowen youth have had the opportunity to learn some very special things about themselves. They have gained skills of presentation, participation and leadership. They have thought about what it means to walk around in another person’s shoes. They have learned how to make a point so others listen and how to make people laugh. They had a fabulous time doing it. Tir-na-nOg is still going strong but no school, academic or otherwise, manages without the support of their community. The fundraiser is going to be a treat. The musical entertainment will include Juno award winner, Shari Ulrich as well as acoustic guitarists Don Adler and David Sinclair. The doors open at 6 p.m., a buffet dinner runs from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by the show. A Cormorant Marine water taxi will head out from the cove at 5:30 and leave the rowing club at 10:15. The suggested donation is $100 which is tax deductible. Please contact the Tir-na-nOg office at 947-9507 or Karen Cowper at 947-2403.
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he new Bowfest board faced a tough decision as Bowen youth submitted over 50 individual and group entries to the Bowfest 2012 theme contest. Students from kindergarten to Grade 9 created a spectrum of ideas and made the selection panel’s discussions lively and challenging. A large amount of effort and much creativity was evident in the entries, and we thank all students and teachers from BICS, IPS and Island Discovery Learning who took time to discuss, plan and execute their entries. The theme for Bowfest is an important part of the parade as is the poster design for our annual community fair. Prehistoric, the entry from Sabrina and Duncan Glave, was selected from the many entries because of its originality and the effort put into creating the poster design. As thanks to the winning entry, the school that the Glaves
attend will be awarded $200 to further arts projects, and the family will receive a complimentary pass to Bowfest. The runner-up themes were: Magic, WildWest and Zombies! Some of the submissions will be on display at Bowfest and will be added to the website soon. Just like naming a new kitten, we found that theming Bowfest is a challenging and thoughtful and fun process. The newly-elected Bowfest board are Yvonne McSkimming, president; Peter Courtney, vice president; Pam Matthews, secretary; Ellen White, treasurer: and Sarah Haxby, board member. We hope that the community will be inspired by the theme, so get ready to have “mammoth” fun at Bowfest this year and to think about Bowen’s pre-history for this year’s parade entries. As always, Bowfest is created for and by islanders, and is a volunteer-driven event. If you would like to be included or are curious about opportunities to make our annual fun fair a success, please contact any board member or visit our website, www.bowfest.org
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Danielle Allan and Rayka Kumru will hold their first SAF Turkish Jewelry Showcase on Bowen Island on Sunday, April 15, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Allan’s family home at 600 Berry Road. With tea and Turkish delight, they plan to re-create the atmosphere they experienced in a bazaar in Istanbul.
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his Sunday, two young women entrepreneurs will bring their new business idea, and a wide array of fabulous jewelry, to Bowen Island. One of the business partners is Danielle Allan who grew up on Bowen. “I graduated from UBC in December and currently work on two projects,” she said. “I started doing administrative consulting for small businesses but I also wanted to do something together with my friend Rayka [Kumru] who is an international student from UBC.” The idea took shape last summer when the two friends met up for a week in Istanbul. “We toured the city and Rayka took me to a jewelry stall in the grand bazaar,” Allan said. “She always takes her friends to the one supplier where she has been shopping for six years. We sat down to drink tea and discuss the prices and I bought a couple of pieces.” Allan went away with two beautiful turquoise rings. “The rings are very beautiful and I am always showing them off to people,” she said. “The supplier carries a lot of older and one of a kind pieces that are really special.” Allan and Kumru had been planning to become business partners and Kumru went back to the supplier over the Christmas holidays. “She
talked to him and he said he would be happy to get us started here,” Allan said. “In the beginning, we are selling the jewelry at home parties because we are trying to make it an experience that is similar to the one in the bazaar. I am fascinated by how they do business there. The relationship is really important. To see how much trust is there, is also unique.” Allan and Kumru are bringing pieces of gold and silver-plated jewelry with semi-precious stones to Canada. They will be holding their first SAF Turkish Jewelry Showcase on Bowen Island on Sunday, April 15, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Allan’s family home at 600 Berry Road, Cates Hill. They will serve tea and Turkish delight and play melodies from the East, aiming to provide a “shopping experience.” Allan says that Bowen is “the test run” and plans more shows in Vancouver. “Administrative consulting is my personal business,” Allan said. “And the jewelry business happened at same time. I guess it’s because I wanted to try out the entrepreneurial side and see how that went.” Allan has taken entrepreneurial courses at UBC and is looking forward to the two different experiences: the work with clients when she is consulting and running a retail business. For more information on the jewelry and the show, contact email@example.com.
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ast year at one of Bowen in Transition’s training sessions, the issue of food security on our island came up. Kim Kasasian suggested for Bowen in Transition (BIT) to sponsor a project to increase food security by helping people obtain fruit trees. She worked with Shasta Martinuk, Roberta Hardie and Judy Dale to research and find a supplier. Last week, 15 families purchased 32 trees, with eight more to come. In the process they discovered that there was a lot of support for the idea of growing more food locally. Thanks for help with the project go to John and Josephine Riley, Aubin van Berckel, Wynn Nielsen, Andre Chollat, Steve Bayly, Brian Hoover, Cathy Buchanan, and special thanks to the Knick Knack Nook for sponsorship. And please
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It’s free and typically stuff people get rid of are old mattresses, bed frames or other furniture no longer functional, boxes and old appliances. Hazardous materials such as paints and turpentine will be accepted the following Saturday, the 21st, at the Free Paint Recycling and Hazardous Waste Disposal Day at the Building Centre from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Details are on the municipality’s website at www.bimbc.ca.
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structure uses geothermal and solar energy, captures rainwater to flush the toilets and has perennial grasses and bulbs growing on the roof. The planting strategy for the site was inspired by the historical journals of botanist Archibald Menzies with Captain George Vancouver in 1792, and consists entirely of B.C. native species. Drake is also a Bowen Islander and has enjoyed the last three years growing the educational programs at VanDusen Botanical Garden. A follow up visit to VanDusen Botanical Garden is being planned for May.
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â€˘ Drop-in knitting group: 2 to 5 p.m. at Bowen Court. All levels welcome.
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â€˘ Post Partum Support Group: Meets two evenings/mo. (604) 947-2717.
â€˘ Last day for clothing donations: Bowen Childrenâ€™s Centre. â€˘ Seniors Keeping Young: 9 a.m. line dancing 9:45 a.m. exercises, singing and refreshments, 11 a.m. Anna-Marie and Murray Atherton speak about their vacation in Italy. â€˘ Garden Club meeting: Gillian Drake will present: What is a Living Building? 1 p.m. Gallery at Artisan Square. TUESDAY, APRIL 17 â€˘ AA Meeting: Open meeting, 7:15 p.m. Collins Hall/United Church. 604-434-3933.
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â€˘ Weight Watchers: Collins Hall. 6:15-7:15 p.m. Call 2880. THURS., APRIL 19 â€˘ Duplicate-style bridge: 7 p.m. sharp. Bowen Court lounge. Call Irene at 2955 for info.
Council and senior staff will be in attendance and look forward to hearing feedback and ideas from members of the public, and to answer any questions community members may have.
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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS 7
ONTIME TRANPSPORT INC., excellent reputation since 1986, requries fully equipped & financially stable O/Os pulling their own Super Trains/Tri axle flats for steady hauls in Western Canada. You must have a clean Abstract, professional attitude & be fluent in English. Please call us for more info 604-857-1191 or 1-800-9613444. Thank-you for your interest.
OWNER OPERATORS & CLASS 1 Company Drivers Surrey Terminal 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 or send a detailed resume and current driver’s abstract. (For owner operators, provide details of your truck) to: email@example.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.
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BC ARTS AND CULTURE WEEK is coming! Celebrate the arts by attending the great events that are being presented in your community from April 22-28. www.bcartsweek.org CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.
AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783
Paid weekly up to $20/hr Hiring 12 F/T positions Must be outgoing, motivated And dedicated!!!!! Students welcome!!!
Call Erica 604.777.2195 CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; firstname.lastname@example.org. Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780-444-7103. .
LEMARE LAKE LOGGING is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Contract Coastal Hand Fallers • Hooktenders • Heavy Duty Mechanics Fulltime with union rates and benefits. Please send resume by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to email@example.com
SERVICE MANAGER - Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, competitive wages, benefits, growth potential. Fax resume: 403-854-2845. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
RIVER FLY FISHING GUIDE AVID FLY FISHER, JET AND DRIFT BOATS EXPERIENCE AN ASSET. REMOTE LODGE IN BC. EMAIL RESUME AND REFERENCES TO TSYLOS@TSYLOS.COM
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DRIVERS REQUIRED HTL Transport LTD. Hiring long haul Class 1 flatdeck drivers to run AB. High Pay & new trucks. Must travel to the U.S. 2 yrs exp & clean drivers abstract. Fax Resume to 778-395-3536 email@example.com
Van-cam Freightways Ltd. requires a full-time Commercial Transport Journeyman Mechanic with truck experience. This position is located at our Surrey Terminal (10155 Grace Road). Applicants should have related experience, a positive attitude and able to work in a team environment. This is a busy facility providing service to a large fleet of Company Owned Trucks and Trailers. Submit a detailed resume and email/cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax: 604-587-9889 or call Derek at 604-587-9818 (leave a message) Van Kam is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to Environmental Responsibility. Van Kam thanks you for your interest, however only those being considered will be contacted.
Call FREE 1-877-220-3328
DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Field/Engineer Layout Kitimat, BC Canada. Supervise project layouts Responsible for construction quality control, in particular, ensuring that the materials installed in the project are in the proper locations and are the correct materials. Analyze construction drawings for dimensional and quality control purposes and coordinates with the Project Engineer to clarify discrepancies. Use precision computerized equipment to define points of control and ensure the work is being installed true and plump. Responsible for coordinating with other construction trades to ensure that all are using appropriate control points. High School Diploma or equivalent; or 4 to 6 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in Line and Grade Persistent for Perfection This work will start 5/1/12 Please respond to this ad by 5/1/12 Please respond via email by placing Field Engineer in the subject line to email@example.com
FARM worker required at Heppell’s Potato Corp. Surrey BC for approx. 25 weeks starting June 2012. Duties are planting, weeding, harvesting field crops, grading, heavy lifting, packaging & general cleanup. Skills required are ability to work among others. Hourly rate of $10.25, 48-55 hrs/week, 6 days a week, 1 day off. Fax Resume 604574-0553 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
$100-$400 CASH DAILY for Landscaping Work! Competitive, Energetic, Honesty a MUST!
PropertyStarsJobs.Com ACCOUNT receivable needed! If you are interested, kindly email your resume to email@example.com. For more information visit our website www.shsung.com
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• FREE ADMISSION to all playing venues • 1 complimentary item of event apparel • 1 complimentary meal per volunteer shift worked! Call our ofﬁce or visit our website for more info. 604-536-9287 or www.canadianopen fastpitch.com or Attend our next Volunteer meeting for more details. Tuesday, May 1 7:00 pm at the Sandman Signature Hotel, 8828 201 Street, Langley
$28.00 - $38.00 per hour based on experience. Commercial roofing co. hiring lead roofers with extensive exp. in commercial roofing, including: two - ply torch, single ply, sloped and metal.
Offering Great Beneﬁts
Fax resume: 604-944-2916, Call Adam: 604-944-2977 or e-mail aknipfel@designrooﬁng.ca Visit: www.designrooﬁng.ca
Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET
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PERSONAL SERVICES 182
MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877776-1660.
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
HERBAL MAGIC Limited time offer - Save 50%!! Lose Weight and keep it off. Results Guaranteed! Don’t delay call NOW 1-800-854-5176.
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 “ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt shingles, flat rfs. Cln Gutters $80. Liability Insur. 1-855-240-5362
NAHAL CONSTRUCTION New and Re-Roof Specialist Residential & Commercial. Shakes, Shingles and Duroid. 25 year of experience. Call for your FREE estimate.
Jas 778-896-4065 Bell 604-339-2765
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
Rottweiler Pups- PUREBRED, tails, dewclaws, shots, vet checked Health guarantee. Ready April 6th $650. to $1,000, 604 460 0804.
Yellow Labs, p/b, 5m, 2f, $700, dewormed, vet chkd. Chwk. (604)7947633 (604)997-3040 No Sun. calls.
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 518
JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly • Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!
On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!
359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread
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 ~
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 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.
MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331
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 1866-981-5991
HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?
572 PLANTS/NURSERY STOCK I JUST TURNED 80 My Dr. says “SLOW DOWN” My wife says “QUIT”
I say “let’s make a deal on trees & shrubs” Beech, Oak, Japanese Maples, Magnolias, Dogwoods, Katsuras, Rhododendrons 604-826-8988 8069 Nelson St Mission
#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
615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PETS 477
CAIRN Terriers. Shots, dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. Over 20 years of referrals. 604-807-5204, 604-592-5442 or 604-854-1978 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866
DIY STEEL BUILDING DEALS! Many sizes and models. Make an offer on clearance buildings today and save thousands of dollars. FREE BROCHURE - 1-800-6685111 ext. 170.
STEEL BUILDING - BLOWOUT SALE! 20X26 $5,199. 25X28 $5,799. 30X42 $8,390. 32X56 $11,700. 40X50 $14,480. 47X76 $20,325. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.
LAB/RETRIEVER born January 23 family raised. Dewormed. $400. 604-491-5262. No Sun. calls please
www.treeworksonline.ca firstname.lastname@example.org 10% OFF with this AD
CGA- Tax, Audit, Accounting: Call Peter Tel:604-593-5447; www.peternjengaassociates.ca
COMMERCIAL ROOF FOREMAN
Including: Company Vehicle, Paid Travel, Support Crews, Top Wages, Health/Dental, Pension & Company Uniforms. Must have proven ability to install using RCABC roofing practices and follow WCB regulations.
NEEDED. Heavy Equipment Technicians and Maintenance personnel for expanding pipeline company in Olds, Alberta for work in shop and jobsites throughout Western Canada. Fax resume to 403-556-7582 or email: email@example.com
Need STRESS relief? One easy payment makes that possible!
JACOBS FIELD Services Ltd. (Maintenance) is looking for a General Foreman with oilfield experience for a Northern BC site. Person will live in Dawson Creek or Fort St. John. Send resume to: humanresources@ tritonprojects.com Fax 780-485-6722
Be part of our exciting, worldclass softball tournament, which takes place from June 30 - July 9 in Surrey, BC. We are looking for volunteers in areas such as: scorekeeping, security & parking, transportation, batgirls, tickets & gates, and more! We ask that each volunteer work a minimum of 20 hours. In exchange for your time, each volunteer will receive:
TRAIN TO BE AN Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.
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AT THE SCOTIABANK CANADIAN OPEN FASTPITCH!
Commercial Transport Journeyman Mechanic - Truck -
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188 SALMON HATCHERY Technician. Quatse River Hatchery, Port Hardy. Full time position, Aquaculture and Fisheries Technology diploma or equivalent facility experience. Assets include Swift water rescue, First aid, species identification, valid drivers license, public tours and good physical health. Reply to: Ken Fuller NVISEA Manager P: 250-949-9022 email@example.com F: 250-949-5195 Job closes Apr. 16/12
APPLY NOW: Pennywise Scholarship For Women to attend Journalism certificate course at Langara College in Vancouver. Deadline May 30, 2012. More information: www.bccommunitynews.com
.The Canadian Bar Association Lawyer Referral
Always! Pwr. raking, grass cutting, fertilizing, hedging, pruning, Rubbish rem. Free Est. 604-230-0627
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627
MOVING & STORAGE
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.
329 PAINTING & DECORATING AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.
A full service Natural Foods retailer based on Vancouver Island with two stores, located Parksville and Qualicum Beach. We are looking for individuals interested in growing their careers with our company as we expand, while promoting healthy, low impact life styles. Applicants must: - have retail grocery store experience - be willing to work full time - be looking for advancement opportunities - be willing to work ﬂexible hours Successful applicants will likely have a management background in produce or grocery retailing and be willing to relocate for career advancement, as we grow. Naked Naturals offers a competitive wage and beneﬁt program, with job security. Please make your applications to: Kris Baker - firstname.lastname@example.org - 250-594-0277
Friday April 13 2012 11
Spot the Ball round nine This week’s photo
This is what you could win next week - a Gym membership, valued at $100. Janis Treleaven photo
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. You’ll have a chance to win a two-months membership at the Gym (value of $100). The deadline for this week’s contest will be on REAL ESTATE 625
FOR SALE BY OWNER
MERRITT SxS Duplex. DOWNTOWN. 1 Side newly decorated and vacant. Other side rented. Each side has 4 bdrms, 3- 4 pce baths, garden area & storage shed. $337,900. (604)534-2748.
HOUSES FOR SALE
REAL ESTATE 627
Wednesday, April 18, at 11 a.m. This contest is organized by Grade 9 IPS student James Milligan 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 winner of the last contest and recipient of the Village Baker and Cates Pharmacy gift certificates is Rae Warburton (congratulations).
WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-657-9422
DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
1997 FLEETWOOD 27’ Class A Motorhome, self-contained,sleeps 6 b.i. generator, TV, lots of storage. $13,900/obo. 604-853-5528 Abbots
MARINE Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal
Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000
660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
SHIFT AUTO FINANCE Get Approved Today! CREDIT DOESN’T MATTER.. For The Best Interest Rate Call: 1.877.941.4421 www.ShiftAutoFinance.com
WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in April, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-5936095.
AUTO FINANCING Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca
Northwest Pkg, 22 ft, Sleeps 7, 1 bunk, Shower in & out. G.V.W. 3300. Lots of extras
58 length, towed w/ a Rav 4. Gold rated ECO Construction. Queen bed, 4 person dinette/double bed, Fridge, Stove, Micro./Conv. oven, A/C, Furnace, H/W, AC/DC, Inverter, Bath w/ shower, ext. Adda-room. $13,900 ~ Save $1000’s Call: 604-307-4357 or email: email@example.com
2008 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr sedan, auto, high kms. runs/looks good, white, $3850 firm. 604-538-9257.
2000 Honda AWD CRV- Standard, runs perfectly, new breaks all round, air cared. Mag wheels/snow tires avail. $5500 1 (604)796-9757 2001 BMW 330i 4 dr. sedan, blk. leather on blk. auto, local, 109k, sun. roof, all pwr. options. Very clean. $10,900 604.312.7415
12’ DOUBLE HAUL Fiberglass boat, 3 seats, oars, rod holders & canopy. On eze-load trailer. Very safe. $3,200. 604-850-7143 ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10’, 12’ or 14’, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720
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2010 R-POD TRAILER Light weight, 2121 lbs. 18’ 4” in
2003 CHEVY MALIBU 110,000 km, auto, AirCared, good tires, $3000 obo. Call: (604)531-3251
1996 SUZUKI Swift 2/dr car, auto, 4 cyl. 1.3L, stereo, passed AirCare for 2 yrs. $1250. Call (778) 551-1662.
847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $6200 firm. Call 604-538-4883
CARS - DOMESTIC
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS
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
2003 Salem Light:
Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526
RURAL NOVA SCOTIA water front lots for sale. Country living at its best. Three bedroom apartments for rent. 45 miles to university town. www.sawmilllanding.com firstname.lastname@example.org 1.902.522.2343
FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory. 1-888-229-0744 or apply on line at: www.kiawest.com (click credit approval)
TRUCKS & VANS
2008 Mazda B4000 SE+, Gold/Grey, 48K, auto, loaded, lk new, $13900, N.Delta, 778-8553097
www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557
HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
Last week’s photo with ball
40’ DUTCH STAR with Cummings turbo diesel, less than 59,000 mi. Always stored indoors, looks like new, economical to operate, 2 slides, din. booth, 2 a/cond, 2 TV’s, 2 CD & 2 VHS players, ldry., propane generator (6500W). Must be seen. 604-854-3266
845 TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL 2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026
Ambitious islander with 3 schemes to win new friends and make extra cash: 1) dog walking; already owns a ‘DOG MAN’ hat given him by neighbours for his excellence in this job; will take ‘em around Killarney Lake. 2) Hauling away junk in a truck or otherwise lift and move things about and 3) take care of writing needs you may have, such as family memoirs, business reports, brochures, promo letters, online content with strong SEO included, etc. etc.. Marcus at 947-2005 ARTISAN SQUARE RENTALS. Office/ studios with ocean/mtn views from $350. 604-329-5643. DO YOU prepare personal Income Tax returns? Great... HELP! Please call 2947.
MOTORCYCLE HAULER, triple or single, large lockable utility box for all your gear. Wide easy load alum. ramp incl. $1395. Ph. 778-888-6805 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
FOR RENT: 2- bdrm apt. in Village Square. Avail. April 1. References required. Sorry, no pets. 604-947-2944
FOR RENT: 1-bdr, apt. between Village Square and the Municipal Hall. Available May 1/12. References required. Sorry, no pets. 604-947-2944. For Rent : Large 1 bedroom suite in Bowen Bay area, on acreage with water view, $850/month includes utilities. 604-773-6211 For Rent: large 3 bdrm. apt. at Artisan Square. Beautiful view, 2 decks, wood burning fireplace. $1600 month.
May 1. 329-5643/ 565-7522. FOR RENT: newly renovated 2 bdrm. suite avail. April 1, new bathroom. new kitchen, stainless steel appl. close to Cove and bus route, $875/mo. heat/hydro included, 778-874-0945
UNCLASSIFIED FOR RENT: Studio apt. between Village Square and Municipal Hall. Avail.immed. References required. Sorry, no pets. 947-2944
FOR SAIL! Westerley Sail Boat, 23 ft. Built in 1976, sleeps 4, full set of sails, good condition. No outboard. $1000. Located C17, Union Steamship Marina. Phone H. Paterson, 604-947-0205. LANCE’S RECYCLING I’ll pick up your recycling and deliver to BIRD for $20/load. Kindling $20/box CALL 947-2430 Left on top of car and LOST: A large clam steaming basket with locking lid with a Sirius Car Radio in a black bag inside. Call: 604-947-9622 or 0319
12 • FRIDAY APRIL 13 2012
Former islander Dr. Gillian MacKinnon surprised his daughter, Reverend Shelagh MacKinnon by attending the Easter service at the Little Red Church. Lorraine Ashdown photo
Young Aurora enjoys the sunshine and picks some flowers for her hair and Angela from Phoenix on Bowen plays with Bella and Murphy, two Burnese Mountain Dogs, only nine weeks old. Please note that the puppies are not for sale. Debra Stringfellow photos
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