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FRIDAY OCT 18, 2013 VOL. 40, NO. 21


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Power couple re-ignite local martial arts

Applefest success

Meet the Editor

A thank you from Bowen Heritage

A brief introduction to The Undercurrent’s new editor

New taekwondo teachers at Artisan Square studio

Espresso shots and Taser blasts

Bowen coffee wiz returns from Seattle competition Tyler Orton CONTRIBUTOR

Pumpkin pie for everyone! This year, Tom and Kelly Matzen with the help of their son Tyler decided to grow pumpkins in front of their house. They had no idea these gigantic gourds would soon over take their front yard, literally stopping traffic, “I would look out my window to see tourist stretching their hands through the fence to take photos of our pumpkin patch.” explains Matzen. The kids in Deep Bay shared in the fun, with Tyler in the middle proudly showing off his crop to his friends, new comers Brigitte and Hugo who will be experiencing their first Thanksgiving here on Bowen. Little Melia, content playing with some freshly picked lavender, is thrilled to be sitting on one of these massive gourds just hanging around with the big kids. Debra Stringfellow Photo

Tsleil-Waututh Nation looks to Bowen council for support in opposing pipeline expansion Meribeth Deen EDITOR


representative from the Tsleil-Wauthuth Nation told Bowen Island’s Mayor and Council that Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project puts the entire Salish Sea at risk by a increasing the number of tankers carrying raw bitumen. Carleen A. Thomas is the Intergovernmental Relations Manager for the Nation’s Sacred Trust Initiative, which is mandated

to oppose the project. “Tsleil-Waututh means people of the Inlet, and it is our sacred obligation to protect the land of our people,” Thomas told council. “In our Grandparent’s generation, we could sustain ourselves on what we found in the Burrard Inlet, things like herring and sea urchins, which, because of industrialization, are no longer available to us.” Thomas said the Tsleilcontinued, PAGE 6 Waututh are working hard to

Downing a caffeinerich shot of espresso barely makes Gino Rutigliano blink. But when the owner of the Bowen Island Coffee Roasting Company was caught in the middle of a “robbery gone right” the night before competing in a Seattle espresso tournament, the ensuing adrenaline rush left him with more than just caffeine shakes. Rutigliano and his wife had travelled to Washington state Oct. 3 after he was selected to compete at the 2013 America’s Best Espresso Competition. They spent the afternoon preparing the equipment for the espresso competition and taking more than a few sips of the caffeinated brew. Afterwards, Rutigliano recalled popping over to a corner store to pick up groceries and some wine, when a man allegedly tried to make off with some goods. One of the store workers would have none of it, according to coffee maestro, and the accused shoplifter was hit by a blast of electricity. “I don’t know if


you’ve ever heard a Taser gun live, but these things are loud,” Rutigliano said. “You could see the blue, 50,000(-watt) bolts. It was really, really freaky.” The couple was ushered into the back of the store, while the worker carrying the Taser blocked the entrance until police showed up. The coffee brewmaster said he eventually left the scene once authorities arrived, but “at that point, we were still frazzled.” And it didn’t help that he had to defend his thrid-place title at the 2013 America’s Best Espresso Competition while his body was still buzzing from all the caffeine and excitement. “It was like 2:30 in the morning and I looked at my wife and we were both looking at the Space Needle, going, ‘I can’t sleep,’” Rutigliano said with a chuckle. Sleep deprived and physically drained, he showed up a few hours later at the espresso showdown only to discover the computer programming that dictated the temperatures, speed and taste infusions for




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New program provides reliable transportation for medical appointments SUBMITTED BOWEN ISLAND CARING CIRCLE

The Caring Circle Advisory Committee is happy to announce that the Driver Initiative Program will be phased in over the next few weeks. In late spring, Barry Adams enthusiastically approached Colleen O’Neil, our volunteer navigator/coordinator, with the idea of starting a driving support team to help people on island who have no reliable means of getting to medical appointments (laboratory, physician, tests or procedures) both on Bowen and the Mainland. Sixteen people have volunteered to be part of this driver team. Mary Ellen deGrace, John Morrison and Diane Marshall have formed a ‘Volunteer Support Team’ for this program. They have developed a Volunteer Driver Manual of guidelines for the drivers. All drivers must complete a criminal record check, submit a Driver’s Abstract from ICBC and have attended a driver orientation. In order to request a ride from one of our volunteer drivers please go to and click on the “Ride Needed” icon. You will be provided with our dispatcher’s contact information. Please email the dispatcher with your request. If you do not have access to a computer phone the Caring Circle (604 947-9100). For first requests, the dispatcher or a volunteer at Caring Circle

will fill-out an intake form. The dispatcher will endeavour to match your request for a Caring Circle driver. As soon as the driver is engaged, you will be informed. If, in a few days, a driver cannot be found, our dispatcher will contact you to let you know that your request cannot be filled. Please note that you should try to reserve a ride as soon as you have an appointment date so that there is enough time to make the necessary arrangements. One possibility for finding a ride might be found by registering with the newly formed transportation support group at bowenislandrideshare. Brochures with detail about this program will be available at the Caring Circle, your doctor’s office, and Cates Pharmacy. If you are going to a specialist appointment or to have a hospital procedure, it is advisable that you obtain and fill out a T.A.P. form which will exempt you and your driver from having to pay a fare for the ferry. The T.A.P. form is available from your family physician at time of referral. Lion’s Gate Hospital and the BC Cancer Agency also have the forms at their admissions desk. Our hope is that people will find our program easy to use and that it will allow people to more comfortably seek necessary health care. If you have no other way of getting to medically related appointments, we invite you to participate in this exciting pilot project.

Le Bel’s new book inspires us to live a larger life DONALEEN SAUL SPECIAL TO THE UNDERCURRENT

any of us see the Earth as a planet, but few of us regard her as a living, evolving being with whom we can have a rich and rewarding relationship. In her newly released book, Becoming Intimate with the Earth, published by Collins Foundation Press, Pauline Le Bel invites us to think again, to feel again, and to tell a different story than the dominant one that has viewed Earth as a machine whose resources are to be exploited and shaped for the greater glory of human consumption. The story that she shares with us in a multitude of ways and forms in these pages is simple: “Earth is alive and we are part of her life.” Simple, perhaps, but with monumental implications. “We are on an evolutionary path, like any other species… Being anthropocentric—focusing on human needs—has been essential to the survival of our species,” she writes. “Until now. It has become more and more painfully clear that a focus on meeting human wants rather than needs endangers the life of our planetary home.” In recounting the danger, Le Bel doesn’t hold back her own heartbreak at the costs of our destructive path. “I…weep at the devastation we as a society have afflicted upon the Earth, rage against the exploding of mountaintops, the poisoning of our waters, the fracking of the land, the killing of innocent people, animals, and plants with atomic bombs,

nuclear waste, and toxic chemicals.” And yet, while not shying away from the darkness, this is no “gloom and doom” book. If there’s one quality that it arouses in the reader, it’s wonder. “If you look up, way up, into the giant trees of the Pacific Northwest, you will notice the canopy stretching out above your head and see the threedimensional geometry of twigs and foliage and space.” Becoming Intimate with the Earth is laced with such lyrical passages. While it is thoroughly researched and has intellectual rigour, it is also an enjoyable and artistically enriching read. Her imagistic poems lure us into each chapter, her personal stories offer an intimate glimpse into her own journey, and her invocation of wise words from the Earth’s bravest and most prophetic scientists, economists, mystics, and leaders inspires us to live a bigger life. That is Le Bel’s core message. “Much of popular culture, in its toxic consumer bubble, offers us a self-centered you-canhave-all-the-stuff-youwant kind of dream… True culture must include the land, the soil, the oceans, lakes, the plants and animals, because without their culture, there is no human culture.” She also makes it clear that embracing a vaster culture doesn’t mean becoming an environmentalist or any other kind of “expert.”

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She doesn’t conceal her own, sometimes uncertain, efforts to walk her talk. Throughout the book, she suggests numerous “Intimacy Practices” to support our own efforts. She also shares the voices of Bowen Islanders, “regular folks who care about the Earth, who tell new stories with their lives, who use their talent and their passion to make a difference…They range in age from five to 82; and they live in my neighbourhood. They are my Local Heroes. They inspire me. Perhaps they will also inspire you.” There is little doubt that they will, as will this soul-stirring marvel of a book. Discover more and enjoy some music and refreshments at Becoming Intimate with the Earth’s launch at The Left Bank on Sunday, Oct. 27, 1:30- to 3:30 p.m.



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New instructors reignite taekwondo on Bowen Island


Although he originally studied judo and karate as an adolescent, that was all before he met Park, his future wife, when he was 18. She had been studying taekwondo since she was a child growing up in South Korea, where the art was taught at the elementary school she attended. After moving to Canada as a teen, Park — now a fourth-degree black belt — inspired Strachan to take up taekwondo and the couple has been studying everything from Brazilian jiujitsu to yoga since then. “It was nice to see some of the previous adult (Bowen) students showing their traditional side of martial arts — etiquette,� Strachan said. “The benefit of martial arts is in long term commitment (and) practising the tenants of TKD — courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control and indomitable spirit. It takes time to build such reference in the mind and body through physical and mental discipline.� And parents such as Ronczewski couldn’t be more delighted with the programming. “It is absolutely fantastic,� he said. “I haven’t seen anything of that calibre on Bowen Island for the last three and a half years.� Classes take place Mondays and Wednesday at Artisan Square. Those interested in taking up taekwondo can call Strachan or Park at 604-892-3710 or visit


When Gregory Ronczewski attempted to sign up his son for taekwondo classes on Bowen Island four years ago, his name was instantly placed on a twomonth-long waiting list. “There was no room, too many students, it was so popular,� he recalled. “When finally there was a spot for Alex, the school was just taken over by Master Riu, a young and full-of-energy taekwondo master from (South) Korea.� But after Riu returned to his home country to attend to family business, the local martial arts studio fell into a rotating cycle of taekwondo masters. None of them stuck, for various reasons. “We are so sad such a wonderful gym is just sitting there,� Ronczewski said. Enter Scot Strachan and Michelle Park. The pair, who have been training martial arts to youths for more than 20 years in Squamish, B.C., began hopping on the ferry in September to offer classes to Bowen Island residents at the old taekwondo facility at Artisan Square. “Our first impression of Bowen Island TKD (taekwondo) students was positive. We felt that there were much excitement to have TKD back in the community,� said Strachan, a sixth-degree black belt master in taekwondo.

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Please allow me to introduce myself Meribeth Deen EDITOR


or those of you that know me, and those of you that don’t, I feel I need to take the time to introduce and re-introduce myself from this new post. This week, I took the helm of this paper, and I will be the first to admit, the role snuck up on me somewhat. Last week I was “Ma-ma,” although my son rarely says so because he doesn’t seem to realize that I am separate from him, not yet. I was “D,” which is a nickname for “step-mom,” and I was juggling creative projects including sewing, writing and producing radio. As great as it is to be all of that (and yes, it’s even pretty great being a stepmom most of the time) it is very nice to have this title, and to sink into the task of making this newspaper happen every week. I’ve had great experiences working as a reporter in small communities, I have no doubt many more lie ahead. My first job out of journalism school was as a reporter for CBC radio in Saint John, New Brunswick. My summer was fog-bound, but there was always an interesting story around the corner. Plans to build a liquid natural gas terminal in town brought hundreds of very vocal citizens out to a public meeting, as did plans to build a Walmart. Bowen is idyllic compared to Saint John. There are no smokestacks here,

the sun shines plenty in summer, and it’s beautiful even when it rains. But passions run equally high. My first day on the job at The Undercurrent, covering a three-hour council meeting in which no major decisions were made was a case in point. The Mayor threatened to sue the Phorum for libel, then proceeded to tell a member of the public to “shut up,” during her presentation. Twice. As the Phorum tells it, and as we all know, a moment like this brings out stark contrasts in perspectives: there are plenty of people on Bowen island who think the mayor was way out of line on both of these points; and others who cheer him on and defend his character. I won’t tell you that I am entirely objective on all stories, I’m not sure that’s possible for any human being. However, I will say that my opinion in all this doesn’t matter much. It’s my job to tell the story of this place as it unfolds week to week, the best I can, in a way that is fair and thoughtful. I’m up for the job, and I’m also planning to enjoy it. As I said in my interview: I didn’t just move here because it’s pretty. Bowen’s full of interesting people and interesting stories. It’s a great community with a lot to offer, and as the editor of The Undercurrent, I will do my best to put out a paper worthy of i t . Meribeth Deen, Editor

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Behaviour of Mayor and Council Dear Editor, Council’s lack of response to the Mayor’s emotional outburst during the Oct 14th meeting was unacceptable. I accept that. We must do better as Councillors who have been elected to represent our Community and be counted, when decorum and unconditional respect of its citizens has been breached. I offer my apology to Ms. Harrison for the way she was treated at our Council meeting. I will do my best to ensure this does not happen again.   Andrew Stone, Councillor

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The visit of Fisheries Minister Gail Shea to the North Shore last Tuesday reflected two key elements of a healthy democracy – engaged citizens and a responsive government. The visit was beneficial, for it provided a forum to discuss issues that had been put into writing by John Fraser and Dave Brown in their recent letter to the editor. Fraser and Brown have demonstrated an exemplary passion for the protection and enhancement of a sustainable fishery. Articulate and well-versed on fisheries issues, they and other volunteers have, in response to my invitation, assembled on a regular basis over the last four years in what we have come to know as the Sea to Sky Fisheries Roundtable. This group of 15 or more activists, including members from Bowen Island, has consistently stepped up to provide guidance for me as your MP to bring to our Government. The Roundtable has helped me effect a solid record of measurable results in the fisheries; results that occurred through their efforts and because we have a government that listens and responds. I am proud of Minister Shea for meeting with the Roundtable so soon after Fraser and Brown published their constructively critical letter. The Minister received deserved praise for implementing items we in the riding have supported through consistent dialogue with her – notably, she has been here three times. The achievements are many and include: the Closed Containment Salmon Aquaculture study performed by the Fisheries Committee; the creation of the new Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program in Budget 2013, under which the Roundtable and the Squamish River Watershed Society just received funding for groundbreaking projects; and the transfer of all funds collected by the Pacific Salmon Conservation Stamp to the Pacific Salmon Foundation, also a Budget 2013 initiative. The Roundtable also had the opportunity to raise several issues with her, and given her track record in responding to local constituents, I have no doubt that she took seriously the requests that were put before her. More importantly, we saw once again the playing out of an important step in the cycle of a healthy democracy – the interaction between an engaged citizenry and a responsive government. John Weston, M.P. (West Vancouver – Sunshine Coast – Sea to Sky Country)





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Plenty of good reasons to reject smart meters Dear Editor, The letter from in the Sept. 27 edition and a similar view expressed by Tom Fletcher in the online version of the Undercurrent might be reasonable if health effects (regrettably based on outdated science) were the only objection to “smart” meters. It is disingenuous to quote radiation levels as a percentage of an outdated “safety” standard when there is plenty of peer-reviewed science to show effects on cell wall transport and metabolism at levels far below any heating effect. Privacy: The “smart” grid gathers usage data from individual dwellings for sale to appliance manufacturers. This detailed surveillance is an unnecessary, intrusive invasion of subscribers’ privacy, revealing their activities, absences, etc. I did not consent to have a surveillance device attached to my house as a condition for electricity supply. Vulnerabilities: The “smart” grid itself is vulnerable to natural events and hostile attack, as James Woolsey (once director of the CIA) reports. Encrypted electricity subscriber usage databases may be hacked, as shown by recent cyber attacks

against commerce and government. Cost: “Smart” meters are 10 times the cost of analogue meters, and their service life is much shorter. Apart from the initial investment of over $1 billion, there are recurring replacement costs forever. A fifteen year average service life (versus 45 years for an analogue meter) means $1.2 billion every 15 years (no doubt spread out).This cost will be added to the charge for electricity service, whilst also collecting money from the sale of subscriber data to corporate clients. The meter reading cost savings appear to be more revenue. Consumers opting to keep their analogue meters will pay an additional monthly $35 fee -- paying twice for the same service. Consumers could provide monthly meter readings with audit checks once a year; other jurisdictions offer a much smaller or no fee. Then there’s the cost of house fires caused by “smart” meters; plus the effective increase in tariff due to the forthcoming time-of-use billing. Touted asa peak reduction initiative, this is really just another tariff increase. David Hill, Bowen Island

‘Social justice’ as student indoctrination TOM FLETCHER BLACK PRESS


s the B.C. Teachers’ Federation executive moseys back to the bargaining table after a summer off, I’m reminded of former education minister George Abbott’s thoughts on his time trying to establish a civil discussion with the province’s most militant union. It started with a lecture. “In my first meeting with the BCTF, and I gather this is characteristic of all first meetings with education ministers, the TF advises that yes, they are a union, but first and foremost they are social activists and agents of social change,” Abbott recalled. Their buzzword is “social justice,” which is portrayed by leftists as superior to plain old justice, in ways that are seldom defined. So what exactly are the goals of this “social change”? Here’s some of what I’ve gleaned. Parents may recall the 2008 introduction of an elective high school course called Social Justice 12. This was mainly the result of intense protest by a couple of gay activist teachers, and the ministry curriculum describes its emphasis on inclusion of racial, cultural and sexual differences. That’s all good, and it’s now bolstered by urgently needed anti-bullying and empathy efforts at all grades. Then there is the BCTF version. It’s not just a battle against “racism, homophobia and sexism” but also “poverty and globalization.” The BCTF has a quarterly “Social Justice Newsletter” filled with predictable economic assumptions. Readers of the latest issue are reminded at length that the United Nations takes a dim view of Canada’s record on human rights, including a right to housing. Undefined “poverty” statistics are cited, although Statistics Canada has nothing but incomplete relative measures. One article describes a social justice club for Grade 2 and 3 students, with activities that include collecting food bank donations and “writing to the premier asking for a systemic plan to address child poverty.”

Leaving aside whether eight-year-olds can understand what “systemic” means, this rhetoric is taken directly from the tired old NDP policy book. It rests on the cherished myth that poverty is imposed by right-wing governments that refuse to double the minimum wage and pile more taxes on “the rich.” And what about that darned “globalization”? The BCTF still has a 2001 teaching guide on its website promoting the claim that Nike is uniquely guilty of making shoes and exercise gear in Third World sweatshops. Teachers are to instruct students how to organize a boycott of Nike, thus passing the received wisdom of campus radicalism to the next generation. This was all debunked years ago. Are Adidas, Reebok, Apple and Microsoft any different? Has nothing changed in 12 years? A quick web search will show this is a stale old tale with a convenient villain, to avoid complex questions. A BCTF official assures me this unit is being updated. Once that one is done, maybe they could check over their teaching unit on Enbridge’s Northern Gateway proposal, another labour of the union’s “social justice” truth team. Entitled “What We Stand To Lose With Pipelines and Supertankers,” it boasts wildlife photos and “key sources” from the left (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) to the far-left fringe (Pipe Up Network). It is another protesters’ guide designed around a pre-determined viewpoint. BCTF bosses love to talk about the importance of “critical thinking.” These one-sided caricatures of Nike, Enbridge and other familiar villains seem designed to produce the opposite. They remind me of George Orwell’s classic novel 1984 where loyal party members are required to focus on selected enemies in a daily ritual called the Two Minutes Hate. Perhaps this is a clue to why our school system produces so many students lacking in employment skills and bursting with demands for government-imposed wealth redistribution. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc

Local group offers workshop in building a stronger community The Power of Just Doing Stuff. That’s the title of Rob Hopkin’s latest book (available at our local library). Hopkin is the founder of the global Transition Movement, which is a community level approach to issues around climate change, resource scarcity and economic turmoil. Bowen in Transition has been following Hopkin’s example, acting now to mitigate impacts and adapt to the realities of a changing biosphere, economic pressures and other challenges. Bowen in Transition is inviting islanders to join this broad-based organization and are pleased to announce a transition training workshop, Building Community Resilience on Sunday, Oct. 20. Participants in the full-day free program will be invited to cocreate a vision and action plan aimed at increasing the island’s economic diversity, health and sustainability. The training includes an overview on the Transition Movement and why it is relevant to Bowen Island plus interactive exercises and games to stimulate discussion and devel-

op strategies that will create a more vibrant, self-sufficient, sharing and connected community. Over the past three years, Bowen in Transition has organized three sustainability tours, held canning workshops, organized the group purchase of fruit trees and presented two documentary film series. It is currently exploring options for community currency, offering a talk and workshop with Carolyn Baker in November, developing a green guide, and will be presenting various other workshops in the new year. Members of Bowen in Transition are diverse in backgrounds and interests, including waste, local food, green building, energy, permaculture design, recycling, transportation, wellness and local livelihoods. For more information, please visit To register for the training workshop, contact Shasta Martinuk at or 604.947.2283. Space is limited so please register as soon as possible.

Smart meter holdout fees get interim approval Opponents of wireless smart meters are vowing to continue their fight against BC Hydro after the B.C. Utilities Commission granted interim approval of extra fees that will be charged to holdouts. Regulators have set out a three-month process to consider the grounds for the fees, which the province has mandated by cabinet order to recoup millions of dollars in extra costs to accommodate customers who opt not to have a wireless meter. The utilities commission can’t scrap the fees, but it could decide they’re too high and order Hydro to lower them and refund the difference. Sharon Noble of the Coalition

to Stop Smart Meters said opponents have registered for intervenor status and will urge the commission to delay implementation of the fees while a class action lawsuit against Hydro is before the courts. “They want to get the fees in place so people feel the pinch as soon as possible and stop resisting,” Noble said, calling it a strategy to break the planned legal challenge. She said it’s “unconscionable” for the fees to go ahead before opponents get their day in court. “This is just one more way of intimidating people,” Noble said. “I’m getting 300 emails a day from people who are furious and can’t afford this.”

Metro’s garbage export ban advances Contentious new rules need provincial approval JEFF NAGEL BLACK PRESS

It now falls to the province to decide

whether Metro Vancouver can ban the export of garbage beyond its boundaries, putting what some say is an unfair limit on business. A proposed waste flow bylaw that’s been fought by garbage haulers was approved by the Metro board Oct. 11, sending it to the

provincial environment ministry for approval. The bylaw would ban shipments to unapproved out-of-region destinations, such as an Abbotsford transfer station that in turn sends it to a U.S. landfill. Some haulers pay an estimated $70 per tonne to dump there, rather than $107 per


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tonne charged by Metro Vancouver at in-region transfer stations, and they don’t face Metroimposed bans on dumping various recyclables. Their ability to undercut other haulers that pay full Metro tipping fees and abide by the bans are resulting in a growing flow of garbage east that Metro directors say must be stopped so the regional district isn’t bled of critical revenue. “Waste is leaving the system and that means we’re not achieving our environmental goals, our diversion goals and we’re losing revenue to support Metro Vancouver programs,” said Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie, who chairs Metro’s zero waste committee. Some business groups have denounced the bylaw as one that will force customers to pay more than necessary. Their objections have been amplified by paid lobbyists – including former BC Liberal MLA John Les (Chilliwack), who represents the Cache Creek landfill operators – as well as some Metro directors. “I don’t think Metro Vancouver should be creating a monopoly on something like garbage,” West Vancouver Mayor Michael Smith said, arguing the region shouldn’t frustrate free enterprise or business creativity in finding

Black Press file photo Garbage that’s dumped at the Vancouver landfill in Delta – or any Metro Vancouver transfer station – is subject to the region’s $107 per tonne tipping fee.

new waste solutions. “Metro Vancouver continues on a crash course to raise costs for residents and businesses alike,” Grant Hankins, district manager for hauling firm BFI Canada, told the committee Oct. 3. “You’re picking winners and losers.” An earlier version of the bylaw was defeated in September but it was quickly retooled and revived. One change would allow cities to exempt specific apartment buildings from the requirement coming in 2015 to separate all organic food waste. Garbage from those buildings would have to go to an approved material recovery facility (MRF) where organics and other recycla- M E D I A PA R T N E R S :

have flourished under Metro’s source separation policies, which would be undermined without the imposition of flow control rules. “If all this material was being exported or if all this material was being owned by haulers who have transfer stations we would never have access to this material,” said Nicole Stefenelli of the Recycle First Coalition. The Cache Creek landfill would continue to be an approved regional facility under the new rules, at least until Metro opens a new waste-to-energy plant and stops using the Interior dump. Some incineration opponents hope that plan fails and Metro is forced to keep trucking waste to Cache Creek.

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bles would be extracted from waste. The bylaw creates some room for mixedwaste MRFs, which proponents say could pull out much more recyclable material that’s now dumped or incinerated, helping lift the poor 15 per cent recycling rate in multifamily buildings. Exempting select older apartment buildings from the organics ban will also solve a major problem for cities, which weren’t sure how it could be implemented in some cases. Metro has been accused of trying to pen up garbage in the region to feed a future new garbage incinerator. But the bylaw is also backed by recycling businesses that say they

protect what sea-life that still exists in Howe Sound for future generations. “And we should keep that bitumen in the ground, because someday it will be oil. Our great, great grandchildren might need it.” Thomas has travelled along the pipeline to meet with other First Nations and municipalities to discuss the Tsleil-Waututh concerns. “We [First Nations] are connected by the water, by the rivers, and by the salmon. I’m sure that other British Columbians can appreciate this connection as well.” If the Trans Mountain Pipeline is expanded, it will carry nearly 900 thousand barrels of raw bitumen from Alberta to the Westridge Terminal in Burnaby. Tanker traffic through the Burrard Inlet will increase from 5 tankers per month to 34. Thomas pointed to a history of poor results in cleaning up bitumen spills as opposed to oil spills as a particular risk.

“When it [bitumen] hits the water, it balls up and sticks to the bottom. A 15 percent recovery of a bitumen spill is considered a successful clean up. This is unacceptable.” Thomas said he wanted to share this information in the hopes that the Bowen council might actively oppose the expansion of the pipeline. The Sacred Trust Initiative has found strong allies in the mayors and councils of Vancouver and Burnaby. In 2012, the Union of BC Municipalities passed a resolution against any expansion of oil tanker traffic on the West Coast. Councillor Wolfgang Duntz told Thomas that Bowen Island is a part of the Islands Trust which stands very strongly against the expansion of the pipeline. “I think a majority of Bowen Islanders would agree with us, and with you,” said Duntz. “Maybe the time has come for us to have that debate on council.” Thomas says she would be happy to return to Bowen to present the research of the Sacred Trust Initiative to any concerned citizens on Bowen Island.



Brewmaster returns from coffee competition unscathed, but jittery continued PAGE 1

his coffee machine had been lost. “So we had 15 minutes to try and reprogram and recreate what took us an hour and a half the day before,� he said, adding he knew his espresso shot wasn’t going to be the best representation of his craft. “Basically I ran out of time.� But Rutigliano said the chance to rub shoulders with all his coffee peers made for a fantastic weekend. “It’s an international competition, so just being selected is a huge honour — placing is an even bigger honour,� he said. “I know for next year to be less lackadaisical and make sure that I get there early, make sure I get good sleep, make sure I stay away from robberies.�

Gino Rutigliano with last year’s prize... and a tasty cup of espresso. Tyler Orton photo


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his week, a team of scientists, joined by a Juno Award winner, a politician, a journalist and others, ventured beneath the waves of Howe Sound to examine local Glass Sponge Reefs. Until these reefs were discovered in the Hecate Straight in 1987, scientists believed the Reefs to be long extinct. World-renowned paleobiologist Dr. Manfred Krautter described the discovery of these sponges to be, “like finding a herd of dinosaurs on land.�

Scientists found more of these reefs in Howe Sound in 2001. According to Sally Leyes, one of the marine biologists on the expedition, glass sponges feed on bacteria, and a single reef can filter the equivalent of one Olympic swimming pool of water every 40 seconds. “That’s about four times faster than any other filter feeder studied to date.� Glass sponges are vulnerable to damage from activities like bottom fishing and dredging, so far though, there are no measures in place to protect the reefs.

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Crippen Regional Park Davies Orchard Cottages Request for Expressions of Interest Metro Vancouver invites submissions of Expressions of Interest for the upgrading of existing cottages and the on-going operation of the Park’s two-acre Orchard Area located in the Snug Cove Village, Bowen Island Municipality. There are ten (10) cottages in the Orchard Area of the Park; two cottages are fully upgraded and are operated under contract as short-term rental accommodation. In addition, two cottages are close to fully upgraded and are seasonally operated as a Museum cottage and an office/visitor information centre by BI Heritage Preservation Association. The Orchard Cottages were once part of the Union Steamship Estates on Bowen Island. The Orchard Area currently includes public space, potable water, sewer, phone, hydro and cable. Cottage uses will be consistent with park policy & municipal zoning, including short-term rental accommodation and civic, community or arts & crafts uses. Respondents to the request for Expressions of Interest will be encouraged to consider the skill-sets and experience required for the varied components of this undertaking, including planning, construction, operations, maintenance and financing. Further, respondents will be asked to consider the form of financing envisioned and the form of agreement required with Metro Vancouver. Finally, respondents will be asked to consider the contribution that could be made to Bowen Island and Metro Vancouver. More information is available on the Metro Vancouver website at Enquiries should be directed to

Black Press file photo Sensible BC director Dana Larsen says he remains optimistic despite a slow start to the group’s marijuana reform petition.

Marijuana petitioners off target at 30-day mark JEFF NAGEL BLACK PRESS

Pot reformers fell short of their sign-up target for the first third of their campaign to force a provincial referendum on marijuana enforcement. Sensible BC spokesman Dana Larsen said the campaign had 65,000 signatures as of Oct. 9 – 15,000 less than their aim of 80,000 by the 30-day mark of the 90-day petition drive. “We’re a little bit behind the target we set,” Larsen said, adding getting canvassers officially registered has proven more onerous than expected. But he remains confident the campaign can succeed in getting the signatures of 10 per cent of eligible voters in every B.C. district. That would take 300,000 signatures in total, but Larsen said the aim is for 450,000 or 15 per cent in each riding to provide a buffer against signatures that are declared invalid. The campaign aims to pass legislation that would bar police from spending any time or resources enforcing the federal law against possessing small amounts of marijuana. Its goal is to use that as a starting point to work towards broader legalization. Defeat in any single district means the petition campaign fails. And even if it succeeds, a referendum is not automatic – the Legislature could introduce the proposed

Sensible Policing Act but not put it to a vote. If it was sent to another referendum it could be non-binding – the HST referendum after a successful Fight HST petition was binding only because Premier Gordon Campbell declared it so. Fight HST also had many more signatures at their 30-day mark – more than 300,000 – and eventually got 705,000. “They got a lot more than they actually needed,” Larsen said. “They could have done it with less.” Larsen said canvassers have already got nearly enough signatures in Vancouver districts like the West End and along False Creek. Most Interior and Northern districts are also doing well, with about a third of the signatures gathered, and campaigns are running ahead of schedule in Nelson, Kelowna and Kamloops. Suburban ridings in Metro Vancouver, including Surrey and Coquitlam, have proven more challenging. “Surrey is a bit of an issue. It’s a lot of districts in one city and a lot of people that we need.” Canvassers from Vancouver will be sent to those areas as Vancouver ridings wrap up, Larsen said. So far, Sensible BC has 3,000 canvassers registered, up from 1,600 when they launched. Larsen expects the canvasser count will grow to 4,000 by the early December deadline, but that would be well short of Fight HST’s 6,500 canvassers. Petition locations are on the Sensible BC website at


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On the calendar SATURDAY, OCT. 19 •BowFEAST community farmers’ market: 9 a.m. to noon at Bowen Island Community School. The LAST community market this year! •Monsters University screening: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Cates Hill Chapel. $6 tickets available at Phoenix and Island Pacific School. •Fall Cleanup: Bowen Waste Service will provide large

containers for a free residential cleanup day on Saturday, October 19th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in front of the Bowen Island Recycling Depot on Mount Gardner Road. They will accept household items, appliances and other items considered too large for weekly garbage pick-up. Please note: mattresses will be accepted, but to a maximum of 2 (two) per vehicle. •Out of the Attic exhibit, Saturday and Sunday at the Gallery @Artisan Square.

MONDAY, OCT. 21 •Bowen Island Garden Club’s Monthly Meeting, 1pm. Speaker Alex WaterhouseHayward speaks to us about his love of Hostas and shares his inspiring and prize-winning Hosta photographs. NA meeting: 7:30 p.m. Cates Hill Chapel. Open meeting.

TUESDAY, OCT. 22 •AA meeting: 7:15 p.m. Collins Hall. 604434-3933

•SKY October Adventure: Bus trip to Fort Langley and Cloverdale archives. Call 604-690-9010 to register or 604-9470235 for more info.


THURSDAY, OCT. 24 •Alanon on Bowen: 7:15 p.m. Call 604947-9675 or email bowenalanon@gmail. com for more info.

OCT. 23


•Drop-in knitting: 2 to 5 p.m. at Bowen Court with Pat Durrant. All levels welcome.

•Rightly Related to All Things: Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cates Hill Chapel.

Spiritual seminar focused on finding a God’s balance in life and work. •Legion Halloween Party: Saturday, Oct. 26. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets available for $15. •Becoming Intimate with the Earth: Sunday, Oct. 27, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at The Leftbank Bistro. Book

launch with author Pauline Le Bel. •Kid and Kaboodle Sale: Nov. 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bowen Island Montessori. $5 early bird 9 to 10 a.m., $5 stuff a bag 1 to 2 p.m. All proceeds support the school. Donations of clean and gently used kids and maternity items also being accepted.

•Weight Watchers: Collins Hall. 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Last week for free registration. Call 604-947-2880.

Bowen in Transition (BIT) invites you to join us for a one-day workshop in 

Building Community Resilience Sunday, Oct 20, 2013  10 am - 4 pm   

BIT invites you to join the conversation and explore how islanders can build community resilience in the face of looming global challenges such as climate change, resource scarcity and economic turmoil. Register by contacting Shasta Martinuk or 604.947.2283. Space is limited so please register as soon as possible.

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Thank you, to everyone who made this year’s Applefest a huge success! BOWEN HERITAGE BOARD SUBMISSION

For the second year in a row, Applefest raised over $1,500 to support our heritage preservation efforts. We couldn’t have wished for a more glorious weekend. We had a lot of fun and hope you did, too. New this year at Applefest was an outdoor concert and a heritage tea. The duo ‘Once Again’ – Lorraine Ashdown and Earl Jenkins – performed in Davies Heritage Orchard and entertained visitors and Islanders alike. The remarkable Rebecca Henderson organized a heritage tea (with pie) in Cottage 20, ably assisted by Pernille Nielsen and with tables and chairs provided by Chef Becky of The Left Bank and Jamie at Doc Morgan’s. Many thanks to the judges of the Best Apple Pie on Bowen Contest: RCMP Chief Constable Nancy Joyce, BIM Chief Administrative Officer Kathy Lalonde, Metro Vancouver Director of Regional Parks Mitch Sokalski, and BIM Councillor Andrew Stone. After some dedicated pietasting, they named Burle Kenopa as the 2013 contest winner. The Bowen Heritage Marathon Pie Makers made 67 pies – and sold them all! For stamina in pie making, please recognize Allie Drake, Judi Gedye, Sheree Johnson, Carol MacKinnon, Melanie Mason, Shaun Nagy, Maureen Nicholson, Pernille Nielsen, and Karen Wristen. Special thanks to Elena Waldman and the Ruddy Kitchen for graciously accommodating the marathon. For this year’s success, we would like to thank : John and Josephine Riley for their splendid heritage apple display. Bowen Agricultural Alliance organizer Elle Glave. Farmers’ market participants as well as Daphne and Kamile Fargher of Foxglove Ranch, Dave and Louise McIntosh, Maureen Sawasy and her mum and dad, Michelle and George Taylor, and Aubin and David van Berckel. Florrie Levine, Doug Davis, and family for their cider press. Julie Cree of Artisan Eats and Jules de Groot and Joy Jubenville of Alderwood Farm. Sarah Haxby and the amazing apple-picking BICS kids. Marion Moore and the wonderful apple-picking Island Discovery School kids. Local orchards, especially Collins Farm, Dave McIntosh, Davies Heritage Orchard, and the Podavins. Metro Vancouver Parks staff Rod Harding, Kevin Huskisson, Tom McComb, and Adria Hussain for set-up, recycling, and park interpretation. Rondy Dike of the Union SteamShip Company for apple-picking privileges. Julie Cree and Maureen Sawasy for cakewalk cookies and Coral Louie of the Sign Studio for cakewalk cupcakes. Tim Hausch and Martin Jasny of Shaw Cable for putting up Our road banner. PETS 477


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Titania Michniewicz for face-painting willing little Applefesters. David Demner and Rob Forbes of Bees on Bowen. Rob Cairns for his brilliant outdoor chess set. Leo Pedersen for technical help with our video “Memories of Bowen Island.” Site volunteers Denise Lockett, Natasha Robillard, and Kelly Smith. Museum cottage staffers Jean Cleator, Bill Granger, and Daphne Shaw. For getting the word out to their readers and members, thanks to Barbara Wiltshire’s Phorum, Jacqueline Massey and the Bowen Island Arts Council, and the Bowen Island Undercurrent. Our sincere apologies to anyone we may have missed in this list of generosity. Thank you all.




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Make Porcelain Christmas Ornaments - 3 sessions starting on Sat. Oct. 26, 1:30 3:00pm. Fee is $67 per person. All ages welcome. Pick up finished ornaments on Nov. 30. Contact Cloudflower Clayworks at 604-947-2522 McTaggart Water Systems is hiring to fill a new position to support our growing business. Service Delivery Driver/ Facility Labourer Full-time year-round position Job requirements: Valid driver’s license, able to lift & move heavy materials, comfortable using basic hand tools, Hands-on / mechanically inclined is a plus. Please send resumes to

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UNCLASSIFIED The Gallery @ Artisan Presents “Changes” Featuring A. Marjorie Mogridge Joanne Mogridge Carlos Vela-Martinez Oct 18 - Nov 17 Reception: Sat Oct 26 2-5pm Gallery Hours Fri Sat Sun 12-4pm VACANCY COMMERCIAL SPACE ONE MONTH RENT FREE Location: Artisan Square, 569 A Prometheus Place (Next to the Dentist office)

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Applefest fun! Five-year old Rory Behm enjoys a candy apple.

Drs. McRoberts, Bowden and Associates Welcome Patients from Bowen Island.

Debra Stringfello Photo


New associate to Join Optomeyes - Eyecare Dr. Bart McRoberts and Dr. Clark Bowden are pleased to welcome Dr. Sydney Davidson to their optometry practice. She is a graduate of the University of Waterloo. She brings with her the latest up-to-date training in Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration detection and treatment.

Dr. Sydney Davidson

At Optomeyes Eyecare, we are committed to outstanding care. We look forward to seeing you in either the West Vancouver office or the office in Squamish.

Services: • Comprehensive Eye Examinations • Contact Lenses • Diabetic Specific Eye Exams • Laser Surgery Consultation & Co-management • Cataract Surgery Consultation & Co-management • Overnight Vision Shaping Treatment

• Children’s Eye Examinations • Retinal Imaging • Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration Diagnosis & Treatment • Treatment and Management of Eye Disease • Designer Eyewear & Sunglasses Proudly holding her winning apple pie, Burle Konopa brings home a first prize in the pie contest at this years Applefest. Judges (left to right) Director, Regional Parks Mitch Sokalski, Andrew Stone , Cpl. Nancy Joyce, Kathy Lalonde took great care in judging each pie and savouring each bite. Congratulations Burle! Debra Stringfello Photo


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Bowen Island Undercurrent, October 18, 2013  
Bowen Island Undercurrent, October 18, 2013  

October 18, 2013 edition of the Bowen Island Undercurrent