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Falling from trees

Nepal fundraiser will offer hope to spinal cord injury patients in Nepal

Linking arms

Students join community members in province-wide protest

Time to fall back

Don’t forget to change the clock on November 4

What to do with food scraps SWRMAC looks at options for shipping or processing organics SUSANNE MARTIN EDITOR

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ing freeze.” Morse added that no specifics have been released to say where the $26 million will come from. In a press release, the Ferry Advisory Committee Chairs say that previous government announcements led coastal ferry users to expect consultation on specific cuts and cost-saving measures but the “ferry service consultation just launched by the provincial government appears confusing, rushed, and missing key parts of the picture” (http://facchairs.wordpress.com/2012/10/30/service-consultations-questioning-the-point/).

round 900 island residents put out food scraps to be collected by Bowen Waste Services, according to Don Marshall, chair of the Solid Waste Resource Management Advisory Committee (SWRMAC) and the committee is taking a close look at the choices of either continue to ship organics off the island or process them here. This topic was part of SWRMAC’s progress report presented at the October 22 council meeting by Marshall and SWRMAC committee members Peter Taggart and Dai Roberts. “The goal of presenting this interim report is to show our conceptual thinking,” Marshall said. “We’ve looked at facilities, we’ve reviewed documents, researched and have done a lot of brainstorming.” Marshall introduced the two basic scenarios: in the first one, all the waste is taken to North Vancouver, the second one envisions the processing of organics on Bowen. “We haven’t come up with a favourite one yet,” he added. “We want the community to let us know what they think.” Marshall covered the committee’s mandate, the current contract with Bowen Waste Services (BWS), challenges, scenarios, options and phases. “We already implemented the food scraps collection,” he said. “The next step is to develop a request for proposals (RFP) for the solid waste contract. In order to do that, we need to develop a solid waste bylaw.” Marshall explained that the current contract with BWS originally ran from 2005 to 2010. This contract was extended to 2012. “The shipments of organics have gone off the top of the charts because food waste has a lot of weight. We are on the path to achieving significant separation of organics from garbage streams,” Marshall said. “But we are sending a lot of trucks to the city that don’t have a full load. We are looking to see if we can reduce the number of trips to town.”

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Zombies roamed the island twice in the last week. On Saturday night, they practiced their moves to the tunes of Thriller. And on Halloween night, they were joined by ghouls, goblins, princesses and fairies. Debra Stringfellow photo

Province launches ferry consultation process SUSANNE MARTIN EDITOR

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owen Islanders’ interests in matters regarding the ferry are heightened at the moment, believes Alison Morse, municipal councillor and member of the Ferry Advisory Committee, and she wants to encourage them to participate in the public consultation and engagement process launched by the provincial government in response to a recent review by the independent BC ferry commissioner. Details about the process and how to get involved are available on a new website at www.coast-

alferriesengagement.ca that offers online feedback forms and lists the dates of small group meetings and open houses in several communities. The public consultation seeks input on decisions about service adjustments that are envisioned to make coastal ferry services more sustainable and able to meet the needs of coastal communities in the face of declining ridership and rising costs. Morse drew attention to a $26-million target for service cuts. “It appears to be a figure the province put into its contract with BC Ferries as a way to cap its contribution to ferries,” she said. “And the cap comes on top of its earlier fund-

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The annual roadside mowing program will be commencing on October 29, 2012.

ifeLab technicians Shannon Faust and Kristie Malkin would like Bowen Island residents to be aware of the fact that they have priority loading on the 9:30 a.m. sailing on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Snug Cove after the LifeLab services

As part of our regular maintenance program, please be advised that water service to the following areas will be shut off at approx 9:00 am on Monday, November 5, 2012: Valhalla Place, Channel View Drive, Cliff Road, Taylor Road, Hummingbird Lane, Peterson Road and Robinson Road in order to replace a pressure reducing valve. Updates will be posted on the Bowen Island Municipality website advising of the shut off and when water service has been resumed.

Vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians should watch for warning signs and take caution when passing slow moving vehicles. The mowing machine can hurl objects, which could cause serious or fatal injury. People and their pets should maintain a 20 metre distance from the mowing machine while it is operating.

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Cyber-bully fears run high: poll About 23 per cent of B.C. teens have been victims of cyber-bullying, according to a new survey of parents. The online poll of 504 B.C. adults by West-6S Marketing found widespread concern about cyber-bullying, with 89 per cent very or somewhat concerned. Eight per cent of adults surveyed also said they’ve been cyber-bullied and that rose to 12 per cent among heavy users of Facebook or Twitter. More mainstream use of social media means cyber-bullying is becoming more widespread and not just limited to online chat rooms, according to 6S Marketing president Chris Breikss. “Considering the speed of social media and its availability – through smart phones, tablets – harassment has become inescapable,” he said. “It turns into a round-the-clock nightmare. The internet’s immediacy gives bullies a perception of power and the sheer volume of these unmoderated interactions can have devastating consequences.” Fifty-eight per cent of parents surveyed said they believed their teens were the victims of “traditional” bullying. Drivers cautioned on time change Motorists are being urged to drive

with extra caution as they adjust to the fall time change that brings darker evening commutes, often along with worse weather and visibility. The turning back of the clocks at the end of Daylight Savings Time (DST) on Saturday night (Nov. 3) in theory gives an extra hour of sleep, but an ICBC survey found 30 per cent of drivers squander it by staying up later. That can worsen drivers’ concentration, alertness behind the wheel and reaction time. “There is a 10 per cent increase in the average number of crashes in the Lower Mainland during the late afternoon commute in the two weeks following the end of DST compared to the two weeks prior to the change,” ICBC psychologist Dr. John Vavrik said. “We rationalize that extra hour – many of us think that since we’re going to get an additional hour of sleep we can stay awake longer or drive home later, but we actually end up feeling more tired and less alert.” Compost Halloween pumpkins Metro Vancouver is urging residents to avoid putting carved jack-o’-lanterns in the trash where they will rot in landfills and generate climate-warming methane. Backyard composting is a good disposal method, according to regional district officials. One way is to bury chopped-up pumpkin bits in a shallow trench in the garden.


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Giving hope to spinal cord injury patients in Nepal SUSANNE MARTIN Editor

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owen Islanders Claire Weeks and Peter Wing are retired physicians who have worked in Vancouver to help people with new spinal cord injuries to recover and return to a productive and enjoyable life for many years. They have recently directed their efforts to assist people with a similar diagnosis but under very different circumstances: spinal cord injury patients in Nepal. On Saturday, November 10, at 7 p.m. at the Gallery at Artisan Square, they invite islanders to learn about the program and participate in a fundraising auction. “We know that recovering from a spinal cord injury is a difficult path to follow as the patient returns home and tries to get back to work, even in a country like ours that offers support along the way,” Wing said. “Imagine yourself with a new injury in a country just recovering from civil war, where home is hours walk from the nearest road, and where there are no doctors specializing in the care of people with spinal cord injury. There, physical disability can mean starvation - health care is expensive and there is very little support.” In 2009, the two doctors met a trained nurse working in spinal cord units in Asia who asked them whether they would consider to teach a course in Kathmandu. They said yes and, through that visit, met members of the Asian Spinal Cord Network. Observing some of the challenges that doctors and patients face in Nepal, Weeks and Wing decided to stay involved. “Nepal seems stuck in political unrest and corruption,” Weeks said. “A lot of the people with spinal cord injuries are women who fall out of trees. They climb up to collect food for their livestock. That is the leading cause for this kind of injury.”

Interestingly enough, the second most common cause comes from the country’s growing economy. “Now that they are a bit richer, every young man wants a motorbike and we saw a lot of people who’ve been in motorbikes accidents,” Weeks said, adding that, in Nepal, people have to cover the full cost of their medical care, from an aspirin to surgery. In an effort to make a difference for Nepalese patients, Weeks and Wing have been working with Nepalese, Canadian and Swiss colleagues at the Nepalese Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre that was opened in 2002 by Sir Edmund Hillary. Their common goal is to help develop a sustainable spinal cord injury system of care in Nepal. “One thing we can do as physicians is train physicians. That seems like a good fit,” Weeks said, adding that

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The Ferry Advisory Committee Chairs have also said that there is little time for people to go over complex information or look for other sources in order to be meaningfully engaged, especially in the light of the goals of the consultation that looks beyond service adjustments, asking for comments and suggestions on a long-term vision for an affordable and sustainable coastal ferry service. Morse urges islanders to sign up for the meeting that is scheduled for Nov. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bowen Island Community School. As a small group meeting, it requires registration by e-mailing (coastalferriesengagement@gov.bc.ca) or calling 1-855387-7882. Morse added that a public meeting is scheduled for Vancouver at the SFU Segal Graduate School of Business for Nov. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. where no registration is required.

Marshall said that this is one of the reasons that BWS’s contract has been extended - the longer time period makes it possible to gather more data as well as consider an on-island composting facility. As challenges, Marshall listed satisfying regional and provincial legislation, compliance with the OCP, reducing the cost of solid waste management and reducing carbon footprint. “The environmental impact is important to us,” he said. “Our goal is to make the system work well for the community and the municipality.” Marshall introduced different scenarios. One option envisions the continuation of shipping everything to the mainland but reducing curb side pick-up for non-organics to bi-weekly while collecting organics once a week. Another option sees an expansion of a Bowen trans-

Retired physicians Claire Weeks and Peter Wing (insert showing them on a trek in Nepal) support doctors Raju Dhakal and Prakash Paudel to provide better care to spinal cord injury patients in Nepal. Submitted photos

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fer station eliminating waste pick-up by the municipality. “Residents would have the option of taking the waste to the transfer station or pay a contractor for pick-up,” Marshall explained, adding that this model is applied in Maple Ridge where residents voted not to have garbage pick-up by the municipality. Another option is to continue shipping waste but process organics on-island and Marshall said, “We realize that we are a bit behind the edge - this is already done all over North America.” Taggart introduced a few models of green waste processing facilities and gave the example of a composting facility in Saanich. “[The organics] get deposited inside a building where the primary composting is done,” he explained. “Then it’s taken outside and left for one year. The building has an exhaust vent and bio filter and there is no evidence of vermin or smell. As long as things are done properly,

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they have found two local doctors who are interested in working in the area. “Now there are two committed young physicians in training who, we believe, can become teachers in the field of care of the injured spine and spinal cord. These two doctors have been selected locally and are keen and hardworking. Both come from underprivileged rural backgrounds.” Both doctors are three to four years out of Nepalese medical schools. One of them, Dr Prakash Paudel, is now engaged in training as a neurosurgeon, the other, Dr Raju Dhakal, studies rehabilitation medicine, mirroring the careers of Wing and Weeks. In finding suitable candidates, one of the criteria was the willingness to work in Nepal. “It was important to find people who are committed to staying in Nepal,” Weeks said.

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“There is always that fear when you are training specialists and you bring them to the west, that they don’t go home again.” That is one of the reasons why Dr. Prakash is trained in Pakistan and Dr. Raju in Bangladesh, places that are also likely to use similar equipment that the doctors have available in Nepal. The proceeds from the fundraising event on Bowen Island will go toward sponsorship of the two doctors (donations are eligible for tax receipts and can be made at http://spinepal.med.ubc.ca). They have also brought back a number of Nepali crafts as auction items: striking handmade textile items made from Tibetan aprons, as well as bags, cushion covers, some pashmina scarves and a small quantity of ethnic jewelry. Tickets are available at Phoenix for $20.

there are no issues. The finished product is used for soil amendment.” Marshall sees a composting facility on Bowen as a potential means of lowering the carbon footprint as well as an opportunity for local enterprise. “It fits within the OCP and the BIRD site is already zoned for it,” he said. “But at first glance, we found that it’s cheaper taking [organics] to town.” But he said the numbers could change as tipping fees don’t stay the same. Roberts added, “One of the pieces of info we are lacking is a basic carbon footprint analysis.” Roberts said that the analysis will influence the economics of all the scenarios and without it, no informed decision can be made. SWRMAC is on a tight schedule as its mandate comes to a close by the end of 2013. The committee is working hard to meet its goal: zero waste. Marshall added, “We are getting close to seeing the solution to the problem.”

Places of Worship Welcome You BOWEN ISLAND UNITED CHURCH Rev. Shelagh MacKinnon

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ver the past several years, there has been a public outcry about the need for diverse, affordable housing alternatives on Bowen. There has also been general agreement about the need for densification in the cove so we can reduce our dependence on cars. Our family is an example of a household that would be priced out of owning a decent home on Bowen Island, even with the current slide in the market. We made a decision a few years back to sell our home to start an island- based business, fulfilling our desire to live and work closer to home and reduce our footprint. We now take the ferry only about once a week and we have much more volunteer time to devote to the community. We assumed that the only way back into the housing market in the future would be to move off Bowen, but then Belterra Cohousing came

along. Belterra epitomizes the type of lifestyle that embraces social and ecological responsibility. There will be a beautiful common house, guest suites, lounge and playroom, a shared workshop, greenhouse and large community garden. By sharing all these amenities, we can live in a much smaller space with community around us to help with all the chores that overwhelm a family: child minding, gardening, home maintenance. All this on Bowen, and walking distance from the cove. So, something perplexes us. Why on earth are we the only Bowen family (with a young child) that has joined Belterra? There are other Belterra families, but they come from off-island. I know our family has all the same priorities and values of many other island families. I also know a large number of people moved here partly because it was more affordable than the Lower Mainland and ended up staying

because of the incredible community. There are many families who are renting or struggling to meet their mortgage. Families who aren’t struggling financially may be grappling with the commute and their carbon footprint. Belterra has several units still available for families. We even have one non-market “affordable housing” unit that is designed specifically for a Bowen family and priced under $350K. We expect to begin construction in the new year with a move in date of summer 2014. The next Belterra information meeting is November 7 at Cranberry Commons in Burnaby. You can also visit us at the BICS craft fair on December 2 or you can contact us to learn more (belterracohousing.ca). You might discover cohousing isn’t for you, but you might find that it’s a perfect fit. For us, it was just what we were looking for. Cam and Kat Hayduk

Lack of reporting causes problems in community To the Editor: Re: Letter to mayor and council write to request that council give priority to the preparation of a staff report that clarifies the events surrounding the construction of a storm water pipe and outfall across municipal park property at Seymour Bay by Bowen Island Properties (B.I.P.). Staff committed to write such a report five months ago but no report has been forthcoming. This lack of reporting has allowed a perception to fester in the community that council may not be acting in the community’s interest, but could be swayed by the interests

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of councillors Duntz and Jennings who are owners of B.I.P. While council has failed to direct staff to complete the report, councillor Duntz has been taking his own steps to explain the actions of his company by writing letters to the editor and creating a website. I believe this creates a problem in terms of reassuring the public that there will be a fair and transparent process. It raises the following questions: Will the councillor’s claims influence the reporting by staff? What if the staff report contradicts claims made by the councillor? Councillor Duntz has used many words to defend his company’s actions but he has

not answered the simple question repeatedly posed by the public: “Did Bowen Island Properties request permission from the Bowen Island Municipality to work on the community park lands as is required; and was permission granted to Bowen Island Properties by the municipality for these works?” If any written applications or approvals exist, councillor Duntz should produce them. After council’s town hall meeting in April, I urged councillors Duntz and Jennings to have staff clarify the issues at Seymour Bay yet five months later, the community is still waiting for answers. Bob Turner

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n behalf of the cast and crew of Dead Man’s Cell Phone, we want to salute you, our dear audience. For without you, we are nothing. Thanks for coming out to support theatre on Bowen. I would especially like to recognize Nina Hughes, our wonderful director. We

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couldn’t have done it without you. The cast also would like to express our thanks to the glamorous production team of Judi Gedye, our Theatre On The Isle producer, and to Pernille Nielsen and Helen Wallwork for their steady and cheerful hand in changing the set and running props each night. We also want to acknowledge and thank Maureen Sawasy, our talented #102–495 Bowen Trunk Road, PO Box 130, Bowen Island BC, V0N 1G0 Phone: 604.947.2442 Fax: 604.947.0148

The beach at Seymour Bay municipal park To the Editor:

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hat happened to it? Well, if you didn’t see it before work began there in recent years, you might not be able to answer that question. Seymour Bay has a small municipal park adjacent to the shoreline. It also had one of the more easily accessible beaches along Bowen’s shores, thus, as well as being a place for peaceful meditation, and artistic inspiration; you could actually get right to the beach. Many months back, my dog and I went on our usual visit to what to me has been truly a spiritual oasis of ocean, sand and forest, only needing some TLC to keep it precious. Seeing evidence of some tree removal and the movement of land and rocks being pushed closer and closer to the wooden stairway access to the beach was worrisome. Then in March, after learning of the construction of the storm sewer, I apprehensively returned to see how that was affecting the beach. To see the work done was disheartening and any thoughts of taking dog and self, or bringing any family or friends to the beach, as I’ve done in the past, were sadly dismissed. However, this past Wednesday, I did

return. It was not a happy sight. A wide swath of evergreens and other trees have been removed – they no longer grace the shore, nor hold the soil. Wood shavings choke the sand, banked by massive deposits of rock channeling the formerly natural stream through massive culverts and a massive rock path eventually streaming through the structured rock filter and out everywhere onto the beach. It looks stark, messy, and unappealing, and it is virtually unapproachable. Special island treasures need to be preserved. Bowen’s shoreline of natural environmental wealth needs to be both protected and available to all. Private homes dominate many of Bowen’s choice beach locations, and in some cases make them completely inaccessible. Those areas that remain, and those that have been specifically preserved for public enjoyment as park, should not be lost through decisions that would appear to disrespect all that makes island land and beachscapes, and island living, special. It is my hope that the municipality will act on behalf of the community of Bowen and take restorative action to undo the extensive damage that has been done to the park and beach at Seymour Bay. Edna Thomson

Mammography clinic comes back November 3

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stage manager. You rock! And to Angie and our P.R. gals at Phoenix on Bowen who sell tickets, again our humble thanks. And last but not least, we’d like to give credit to Jack and Julie Headley for the use of Tir-na-nOg Theatre. We hope to see you soon at future productions on Bowen. Heather Hodson

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e had a very successful clinic held during second week of September. During the three days, we had 138 women go through the process. Needless to say, we were thrilled with the numbers of people who came and the volunteers who helped out over the three day period: coordinator Lynn Williams, volunteers Susan Leithead, Ellie Mackay and Shelagh MacKinnon (September 6), coordinator Lynne Hartle, volunteers Shelagh MacKinnon, Anna Maria Atherton, Sylvia Boss, Angie McCullough

and Adeline Bueckert (September 7), coordinator Marilyn Harris, volunteers Shannon Rondeau, Sue Lucas and Caroline Orr (September 8). The technicians were Sharon and Crystal and everyone did an excellent job. All our posters and bookmarks came from the B.C. Cancer Society, a thank you to Kendal who supplied them and was very involved in making this happen. Another thank you goes to to Wolfgang Duntz for allowing us to use the office space and to Dr. Utah Zandy. We will be bringing the mannography clinic back to Bowen on November 3. Marilyn Harris

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was pleased to read correspondence between Gaetan Royer, manager of planning, parks and environment at Metro Vancouver and councillor Andrew Stone, Bowen’s representative to the Metro Vancouver board, in last week’s Undercurrent and council agenda. With a lot of encouragement from Heritage Bowen (formerly Bowen Island Heritage Preservation Association), much volunteer work has been accomplished to preserve and restore the heritage precinct in and around Davies Heritage Orchard. The attendance at Applefest this Thanksgiving Sunday was excellent; I spent the day in the museum cottage interpreting the use of the cottages and orchard as they were in the 1920s and early 1930s. Many folks from Bowen and beyond were amazed about

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Pruning volunteers Wes Hawley, Chris Pardek (former Kwantlen College students), Bill Granger and Peter Granger at the Davies Orchard. Michelle Hawley photo remaining cottages, is a big step forward. Kevin Huskisson and his crew have done an excellent job and this funding from Metro Vancouver Parks will help to continue the restoration and care of the important heritage aspects of Snug Cove. Bill Granger

the history and importance to early development of Bowen and Snug Cove, and openly wondered why more cottages were not being restored and used. The hiring of a resident caretaker to live in the Seaside cottage, and to assist with the ongoing maintenance of the

Seymour Bay Park documents disclosed To the Editor:

ten approval in Mr. Duntz’s document file. BIP then points to the 2004 master covenant for the Cowan Point lands. It includes a clause that says BIM agrees to grant BIP easements over the park lands, but only if those easements (i) are reasonably required for the development of the lands, and (ii) shall not negatively interfere with the use of the park for park purposes. This is a kind of ‘check and balance’ approach to easements across the park. When Mr. Duntz wrote to municipal staff about the proposed works in the park, he drew their attention to that clause, repeated the part about easements reasonably required for the development of the lands, and concluded that this “obviously includes the works that are the subject of this letter.” He did not mention the requirement that easements not negatively interfere with the use of the park. In the meantime, BIP’s engineers wrote to BIM recommending that “the creek embankments be reconstructed” because “the outfall channel was not constructed as designed”. And BIP’s environmental consultant confirmed that the commitment to implement a native riparian planting plan has not been fulfilled. That plan promised to “increase the quality and quantity of native riparian habitat” and create “a green space comprised of native vegetation that BIM desires for the park area”. In summary, here was a proposal for what BIP’s engineers called “extensive earthworks” in a public park. Clearly, such a proposal should have been brought to the attention of council and/or the Greenways Committee before work began, especially since the committee’s mandate included working with staff to address parks planning, development and maintenance. Any problems or concerns could have been avoided if someone had taken a moment to think about public property, public process and public consultation. And all this happened in a place where a recent the household survey ranked “beaches and waterfront park areas” as one of the highest priorities for the community. James Hickling

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write to thank Wolfgang Duntz and Sue Ellen Fast for helping to solve the mystery of what happened to Seymour Bay Park. I used to visit the park with my kids and we thought it was one of the best beaches on the island: secluded, sheltered by big trees, with good morning sun and good beach-combing. So, we were surprised and disappointed when we returned there last year and found the place completely changed. It looked to me like the park had been cleared, buried under tonnes of rock and then covered with a thin layer of top soil and grass seed. I wrote to the municipality to ask what happened, but to date, no one has explained. Last week, Mr. Duntz posted about 100 pages of documents on the subject at www.seymourbaypark.ca. I read those pages and I can sort of understand how Mr. Duntz might have thought that it would be OK to do some work in the park. For example, there is a document from around 2003 that indicates that erosion at the park was an “issue for consideration”. There is also an old map that shows an arrow pointing to a “future overland flow outfall water feature.” And, more recently, it appears that there were two or three on-site meetings between Bowen Island Municipality (BIM) and Bowen Island Properties Ltd. (BIP) staff where the proposed work in the park was mentioned. In addition, BIP commissioned engineering and environmental studies and notified DFO and Lands and Water BC before commencing work in the park. But here’s where I believe that things started to go sideways. The engineering study which recommended using rock retaining walls to create terraces concerns other properties, not the park lands. And strangely, the notification forms submitted to DFO and LWBC state that BIP would be performing the work “under licence” and that BIP had “written approval” from BIM to enter the lands and complete the works. Yet there is no licence or writ-

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one of the first chemical attacks in Welcome to the 22nd year of Island Neighbours, a gathering of items about the history of war. They attacked the Canadian position with chlorine gas people, activities, interests and events. on April 22, 1915, but were unable To share an item, email lbmcarter@ to break through the Canadian line shaw.ca or telephone 947-2440. that held for over two weeks. In a unday, November 11, is letter written to his mother, McCrae Remembrance Day when we described the battle as a “nightmare:” mourn those lost in wartime. “For 17 days and 17 nights, none of It marks the day in 1918 when the us have had our clothes off, nor our armistice was signed and the war boots even, except occasionally. In all was officially ended. In most comthat time, while I was awake, gunfire munities, the day’s activities are led and rifle fire never ceased for 60 secby members of the Royal Canadian Legion. And so it is on Bowen Island. onds... And behind it all was the constant background of the sights of the Bowen’s Branch # 150 received its dead, the wounded, the maimed, and charter in 1936 and, not many years a terrible anxiety lest the line should later, created the cenotaph in the cove. The Legion hall was built in the give way.” Alexis Helmer, a close friend, was killed on May 2. McCrae late 1960s and for many years was performed the burial service himself, the major site for island social life. at which time he noted how popThe Legion’s Ladies Auxiliary was pies quickly grew around the graves an active force from 1936 to 1986. of those who died at Ypres. The next For many years, most members were day, he composed the well-known veterans but in recent times, social poem, In Flanders Fields, while sitmembers outnumber the ex-service ting in the back of an ambulance. personnel. • Ten Years Ago in the • From the earliest years, Undercurrent of November the Legion acted as the island island’s social work agency, Neighbours 1, 2002. The municipal election date was drawing near looking after the sick and and the newspaper was finthe needy, veterans or not. It ishing off a series of intersponsored a softball team and views. Silvaine Zimmermann gave support to children’s’ was a very green candidate; sports and other community Terry Cotter wanted to make affairs. One of the traditions things happen while Joldine is the annual sale of Legion Lee hoped for more of the poppies. This gentle fundyoung family generation on raiser has many uses. The list council. The Arts Council sponsored includes assisting ex-service personan October evening called Vote for nel and their dependents, aiding the Art, a presentation and forum for elderly or disabled and much more. municipal candidates. The following The fund is supported by the sale week, the Chamber of Commerce of artificial poppies during the two weeks before Remembrance Day. The hosted an afternoon forum at BICS. Meanwhile, the Abbeyfield group origins of the Poppy Fund go back to planned to report on current prog1918 when a copy of John McCrae’s ress. Once again, the friendly folks poem, In Flanders Fields, inspired at Endswell Farm welcomed three an American teacher to begin the batches of preschoolers who chose custom of wearing a red poppy. This pumpkins to take home and carve. was picked up by a French woman in Peter King drove the farm visitors 1920 and finally, in 1921, it was forthere and back. Bob Wiltshire’s letmally adopted by the predecessor of ter noted a number of questions he’d the Royal Canadian Legion. So, who like to ask the municipal candidates was John McCrae? concerning water supply and treat• John McCrae, both a gunner and ment. Not to be lost in the election medical officer, was on his second rhetoric was the letter from Golf tour of duty in the Canadian miliAssociation President and Director tary. Although he was a doctor, he Bruce Russell reporting on progress was also a poet, short story writer of the funding campaign. The assoand contributor to medical journals. ciation was at $1,325,000 towards the However, his father was a military goal of $1,500,000. He noted that the leader in Guelph and McCrae grew September and October open houses up believing in the duty of fighting attracted some 400 visitors. for his country and empire. McCrae • The Last Word: Celebrate fought in the second battle of Ypres Bowen’s community spirit by buying in the Flanders region of Belgium and wearing a red poppy. where the German army launched

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Changing eating habits

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ere’s a scary fact: “For the first time in 1,000 years, life expectancy is expected to decline... the children of this generation may not live as long as their parents” (New England Journal of Medicine). This bothers islander Lisa Marie Bhattacharya, who is a holistic nutritionist. And she’d like to be part of the solution. To that end, Lisa Marie and the Bowen Agricultural Alliance (BAA) are hosting a film screening and fundraiser on Saturday, November 10, at Collins Hall from 6 to 9 pm. The evening includes a screening of the documentary Hungry For Change and a community discussion centred around what can be done and what role youth can play in inspiring change. Tickets are available at the door and cost $15 (per person/family) and kids are encouraged to come with their parents. The price includes soup and homemade bread. The event is a fundraiser for the new Bowen Island Community School “It’s A Wrap” salad bar nutrition program. As part of the successful Farm to School initiative, once a week students will attend a salad bar feast brimming with local produce and create wraps with greens and fresh garden veggies. The film (http://www.hungryforchange.tv/), from the makers of Food Matters (http://www. foodmatters.tv/), focuses on learning how we can help change our dysfunctional food and health systems from the ground up. It underscores the growing trend of no longer needing to jump through endless hoops to instigate change. The message is: just do it - the rest will come naturally. “Change needs to happen at home first,” says Lisa Marie. “And the Bowen community is poised to find its way to better health, with youth at the front of the line. After all, it’s their future at stake—and they hold tremendous power.”

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n Wednesday, October 24, Bowen Island joined communities across B.C. in a province-wide Defend Our Coast day of action to show growing opposition to the risks posed by tar sands pipelines and tankers. At Island Pacific School, the Grade 6 Humanities class gathered with 42 students and community members, linking arms to symbolize BC’s unbroken wall of opposition. With banners and chants and speeches by some of the students, it was a positive event where we rallied, engaged in critical discourse about the issue and hopefully, in some way, had our voices heard. As many of you may know, a pipeline is proposed to be built which would reach from the Albertan oil sands, to the port of Kitimat, which is the home of many First Nations and diverse wildlife. The pipeline

would carry oil to be loaded onto huge supertankers which would then transport it to different places around the world. Most people have very strong views as to whether or not this pipeline should be built. For some people, the earth is thought of like an actual being. Those people imagine that the earth can get hurt emotionally as well as physically. They imagine that the earth thinks, hears, and feels just like any other living creature. We feel that the people who live on earth, should respect our living planet, just as we would respect any other human we should meet. One of these reasons stands out for to the people of B.C. British Columbia is prone to earthquakes, as we witnessed with the 7.7 magnitude earthquake that took place this past Saturday off the coast of Haida Gwaii. If an earthquake came, a spill could easily

happen. The Enbridge company is responsible for over 400 oil spills, so how would we know that we were not in danger of an oil spill weeks after the pipeline was built? Another reason is that the Enbridge company has been trying to tell us that the pipeline would provide jobs for people in need of them, but the pipeline would only provide jobs for a short period of time, and when the pipeline was finished, there would be no more jobs. There is a quote, said by a man named Joseph Farrell: “If you go in for an argument, take care of your temper. Your logic, if you have any, will take care of itself. “ This symbolizes that we have logic, and with 80 per cent of B.C. on our side, all we have to do is take care of our temper. Liliana Belluk- Orlikow and Karina Jorgensen- Fullam

B.C. earthquake a reminder to get prepared

T Born on July 9, 1924 Thunder Bay Ontario Passed away on September 12, 2012 Lake Country, British Columbia A long time lover of Bowen Island and mother to Maggie Davidson and Cleve McLean. A peaceful end for a long life.

his week’s earthquake off B.C.’s west coast and the tsunami warning that followed are stark reminders of the unexpected power of Mother Nature. Any community can be at risk from natural and man-made disasters. And every community can be prepared. Suppose local authorities have just told you to evacuate your home. How prepared is your family? • Have you designated a pet-friendly location to take your pets as part of your disaster plan? • Does your family have an emergency contact person who lives outside your area? • Does your family disaster plan include two meeting places: one outside of your

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family reunification. ESS helps people to reestablish themselves as quickly as possible after a disaster. Emergency Support is available for 72 hours, during which evacuees should immediately plan their next steps by contacting their insurance agents, families and friends, or local non-profit agencies. Through committed volunteers here on Bowen, ESS has provided assistance to our community for the past 10 years. Amanda Ockeleon is our ESS director on Bowen. If you need assistance or would like to volunteer, please contact her at 604-312-2168 or lifesaverfirstaid@telus.net. As a volunteer, you will be given the training needed to assist your community in an emergency situation. ESS does not take the place of personal preDOG RANCH TRAINING CENTRE paredness. No matter WITH CERTIFIED TRAINER ANGIE SHIELDS how well our community NEXT COURSES - DATES & TIMES: has planned for disaster response, in a large-scale event resources may quickly become overwhelmed. To ensure the safety and well-being of you and your family, you should prepare now to take care of your own basic needs for at least the first 72 hours following a disaster. Information and additional tips for emergency preparedness are available at www. GetPrepared.ca. BOARDING DAY CAMP TRAINING GROOMING Don’t put it off, get ready today! www.bowendogranch.com 947-6965

home in case of a fire and one outside of your neighbourhood in case you can’t get home as the result of a disaster or other emergency? • Have you taken first aid or CPR/AED training in the past year? • Does your disaster supplies kit include at least a three-day supply of water and non-perishable food, a battery-powered or crank radio and a first aid kit? If you are forced to leave your home because of an emergency like a home fire and have no source of assistance, Emergency Support Services (ESS) can provide short-term assistance to Bowen Islanders. This assistance includes food, lodging, clothing, emotional support and


WWW.BOWENISLANDUNDERCURRENT.COM The Undercurrent’s new publisher, Mary Kemmis, presents Vera Keogh and her daughter Enya with an IPad. Vera Keogh’s name was drawn from the 45 respondents to an online survey. The survey asked Bowen parents where they buy school supplies and what they purchase in preparation for the school year. The Keogh family - mom Vera, dad Colm, Enya (3) and Naoise (7) - will share the IPad and plans to load it up with educational apps and games. Susanne Martin photo

Work that brings peace SUSANNE MARTIN Editor

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owen Island resident Caitlin Frost met Costa Ndayisabye through her work and ongoing practice with Byron Katie (www.thework.com) and the inquiry process. Frost felt that Ndayisabye, who has just published a book titled The Work That Brings Peace In Me, has a lot to offer and invited him to Bowen Island. In addition to enjoying a retreat and writing time, he will also share his story with the community on Friday, November 9, at 7 p.m. at Cates Hill Chapel. Admission is by donation. “Costa is a lovely man from Rwanda who lived through some of the very hard times there, and has had an amazing journey to finding peace. Some years ago, Byron Katie sponsored a group of people (both Tutsi and Hutu) from Rwanda to come to her nine-day intensive retreat. It was very powerful for Costa - and he took the process back to Rwanda where he did a lot of healing peace work,” Frost said. “He has written a book about his life there and the experience of finding peace, and is now on a book tour.” Ndayisabye’s story began when his parents fled a Tutsi massacre in Rwanda to Burundi in 1959. After his mother was widowed at a young age, he and

his siblings grew up in extreme poverty. Ndayisabye was imprisoned three times in Congo and Burundi at the age of 17, and in Rwanda. Inspired by a retreat with Byron Katie, he found his true line of inner peace and became an international presenter and facilitator for individual healing and interpersonal reconciliation. The title of Ndayisabye’s book, The Work That Brings Peace in Me, is also the name of the presentation he will give on Bowen Island. Frost says that she has been doing this work for about 12 years as her core practice and has studied and trained with Byron Katie in California. “There are lots of places where working with your own mind and thinking can open space for a more connected and peaceful life, and more ability to act both wisely and compassionately,” she says. “The work Costa has done in himself and that he has hosted in Rwanda is both inspiring and a way to deepen one’s own awareness of how peace is possible, even in such painful and challenging circumstances. Even if people are not meditators - or doing the inquiry work, I think it could be an inspiring experience to hear his story and how working with his thinking helps in the peace work he does,” Frost said. More information is available at www. caitlinfrost.ca.

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Restoration of Seaside cottage seen as good news

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ast week’s Undercurrent picked up on two letters Bowen Heritage has been working with Metro for from Metro Vancouver at the last council meeting many years to restore and save the few remaining announcing the restoration of Seaside cottage and Union Steamship cottages in the province, that, forthe hiring of a caretaker. Bowen Heritage would like to merly in the hundreds, now seem to exist only here in expand on that and highlight what an important good Crippen. And Metro Vancouver has been a good partnews story this is for Bowen. Seaside is the pretty white ner. Remember that Crippen is at a considerable discottage on a small tance from the more popular bluff beside the pathparks in their regional system and we have close to, if way over the Lagoon. not, the fewest visitors, yet There is one theory we are not forgotten. Metro that Samuel Maclure, has paid for latecomer sewa famous BC architect at the turn of the last age hook-ups and restoracentury, had a hand in tion of two, and now a third its design. Money allocottage. When they had the area rezoned “tourist accomcated for restoration modation” they agreed to of that cottage is very one low cost housing unit exciting news for those and that too is what this of us interested in activity is bringing to fruiheritage preservation, which should be all of tion. Plus, they have hired a us. It is an important Seaside cottage. Joanne Raymont photo local crew to do the restorapart of our heritage tion and a local man to fill building inventory, its restoration will strengthen the the caretaker role. It also adds another resident into an heritage “precinct” which will add to the richness of the area that has been empty and needs some tender lovstories to be exploited to our advantage with our touring attention. Thank-you, Metro Vancouver, for your ism, or soft industrial, efforts. This is a definite win/ care, effort and generosity. win story. Bowen Heritage

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n October 27, mayors and councillors from the West Vancouver, Sunshine Coast and Sea to Sky Country riding met with Member of Parliament John Weston to discuss “best practices in dealing with the federal government.” Bowen Island councillor Alison Morse joined representatives from the governments of West Vancouver, Squamish, Lions Bay, Sechelt and Powell River at the West Vancouver event. “Not surprisingly, we all have similar issues in our communities and the opportunity to share ideas was very helpful,” Morse said, adding that she went to the meeting to find out what was available in infrastructure funding and whether any headway had been made in dealing with abandoned and derelict vessels in Deep Bay. Morse didn’t come away with new information on the issue of abandoned and derelict vessels but said it was interesting to meet with people from the different areas of the riding as some of them are not usually present at regional meetings. “We all seem to have similar problems with upgrading water and

sewer systems and fixing our roads,” she said, “I see it as a huge benefit to make [MP John Weston] aware that all communities at the table are dealing with infrastructure issues and need grants and funding.” Morse also raised the topic of ferry travel as it is central to island life. Other discussion points related to the environment and the economy, health and fitness and the promotion of education to students overseas. The fourth annual conference was initiated by Weston to bring local government leaders to the table to share information and develop best practices in dealing with the government of Canada. “I have seen time and again the benefits derived from collaboration and communication,” Weston said. “Our communities have benefited from investments of the money that has related directly to the ability of our different levels of government to work together, in conjunction with the people we serve. The benefits go beyond federal government investment, of course, as we saw today when the various mayors and councillors shared the benefit of their wisdom and experience.” Weston added that he believes that regular meetings are important, especially in view of the distinctive nature of the area he represents.

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On the calendar FRIDAY, NOV. 2 • Youth Centre: 6 to 10:30 p.m. Free food, free movies. Drop in.

SATURDAY, NOV. 3

• Bowen Island Community Choir Annual Coffee House: Cates Hill Chapel, 7 p.m. tickets at the door. • Auditions for The Tempest:  Contact graham_ritchie@ telus.net.

SUNDAY, NOV. 4

• Bowen Island United Church Fall Supper: two sittings: 5 and 7 p.m. Bowen Lodge by the Sea, tickets at V0N 1G0 and the door. • Gordie Tentrees CD release concert: 7 p.m. Tir-na-nOg Theatre, special guests Walk on Dead. • ALANON: 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Collins Hall.

MONDAY, NOV. 5

• NA Meeting: Open meeting, 7:15 p.m. Cates Hill Chapel. • Open Mic Night at the Pub: starting at 8:30 p.m. • Seniors Keeping Young: 9 a.m. line dancing, 9:45 a.m. exercises, singing and refreshments, 10:45 a.m. Speaker Paul Fast, David Suzuki film “Force of Nature” part one.

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7

• Drop-in knitting: 2 to 5 p.m. at Bowen Court with Pat Durrant. All levels welcome. • Weight Watchers: Collins Hall. 6:15-7:15 p.m. Call 2880. • Post Partum Support Group: Meets two evenings/mo. (604) 9472717.

THURSDAY, NOV. 8

• Duplicate-style bridge: 7 p.m. sharp. Bowen Court lounge. Call Irene at 2955. • Youth Centre: 4 to 6 p.m. Practise with your band or listen to music. Free food.

UPCOMING

• Book Launch with Costa Ndayisabye: Friday, November 9, at 7 p.m. at Cates Hill Chapel. Admission is by donation. • Nepalese Spinal Cord Injury fundraiser:  Saturday, November 10, 7 p.m. Gallery at Artisan Square, tickets at Phoenix on Bowen. • Acoustic Eidolon - house concert:  Sunday, November 11, 6 p.m. at Julie Vik’s place, call 947-2345 for more info. • IPS Gala and auction:  Saturday, November 17, 7 to 11:30 p.m. at the Saloon (a.k.a. Cates Hill Chapel), Adam Woodall Band, tickets at IPS and Phoenix on Bowen.

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After years of ongoing erosion, the central part of Seymour Bay Park is slowly recovering. The grass is getting green again after a record dry summer. The new stormwater outfall that was constructed in 2011 following the major washout in 2010 is successfully doing what it was designed for. The banks have been stabilized, and in the future Seymour Bay Park will be an exciting place to enjoy the ocean and vistas. Some people do not agree with that assessment, and are looking for fault where care and attention have been exercised. You are invited to form your own opinion by visiting the site at any time on your own — or on Saturday, November 3 from 10:00 am to 12 noon, rain or shine. I will be there to answer any questions. Easiest parking is on the flat area below/east of Bowen Island Golf Association’s clubhouse. Regards, Wolfgang Duntz

Snug Cove Dolphin Upgrades – Bowen Island Municipal Dock: Closure Bowen Island Municipality will be closing the municipal dock at Snug Cove from November 19, 2012 through February 1, 2013. BC Ferries will be conducting improvements to the marine dolphins at the Snug Cove terminal. In an effort to minimize the number of nights the Contractor will be onsite, the Municipality has consulted with BC Ferries and the Contractor to develop an alternate construction method. The solution requires that two of the three sections of the floating municipal dock are removed for this limited time. The section by the ramp will remain in place so that the Water Taxi and Emergency Services will not be affected. Improving these structures will help ensure continued safe and reliable terminal service for years to come. Bowen Island Municipality and BC Ferries appreciate your understanding during this time of potential inconvenience. For information, contact: Bowen Island Municipality, Wharfinger at 604-328-5499


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and the different kinds of instruments associated with those styles will get something out of it,� he says. EDITOR “On Sunday, the concert will be about songs about the north, where I’m from, and about who I am,� he stoic expression on Gordie Tentrees’s face Tentree says. “It will mainly be geared to tell stories in his photographs and posters suggests that about the Yukon, a part of Canada that people from he is a rather serious guy yet he peppers his Bowen might not get to shows with jokes about visit.� the north where, he His songs tell stories says, guys can always about what it is like livget girlfriends if they ing in the north, what still have all their teeth. it’s like to look for love And couples, cooped up or take a job there. with only one another Other songs introduce for company, don’t people Tentrees has met actually need to talk on his travels around any more - they just the world. clear their throats if Accompanying they want something Tentrees will be Roger done around the house. Marin, who has worked Tentrees is coming to with the likes of Fred Bowen to play at the Eaglesmith and Willie Tir-na-nOg Theatre on Nelson. “He is my guitar Sunday, November 4, at player but he’ll also play 7 p.m. as part of his CD some of his own songs,� release tour celebrating Tentrees says. his latest album: North He adds that this will Country Heart. be his first time playing The local concert on Bowen - although is one of 130 stops Gordie Tentrees will share his songs and stories he has been here visitin a tour of eight about life in the north with Bowen Islanders on ing friends and relatives countries. “It’s a fiveonce or twice - and he months-world tour,� November 4. Submitted photo is looking forward to it. Tentrees says. “Bowen “It’s well overdue,� he Island is one of the last said. Doors of the Tir-na-nOg Theatre open at 6:30 Canadian dates. After that, I’ll fly to Europe to play p.m. on Sunday and tickets are available at Phoenix in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and Italy.� and at the door. The evening includes special guests Tentrees says he will play wherever people like to Walk On Dead. For more information about Gordie hear him and believes Bowen Island is a good fit, Tentrees, see http://www.tentrees.ca/wp/. “Anyone who likes blues, bluegrass, folk or country

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Halloween for the little ones at Artisan Square and the older crowd in Deep Bay may have started off a little wet but the rain stopped in time for the hundreds of trick or treaters. The people of Deep Bay put on a great show with elaborate haunted houses, creative pumpkins and spiderwebs in every corner. The fireworks were spectacular. Debra Stringfellow

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November 02, 2012 edition of the Bowen Island Undercurrent