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Council limits dock length to 40 meters Amendments to bylaw regulating the construction of private docks adopted MERIBETH DEEN EDITOR

BICS Students Council members sold 200 bags of popcorn in eight minutes on Wednesday. ‘Project Popcorn’ is raising money to support a foster child named Noura, who lives in Egypt. Meribeth Deen, photo

Strategy offers positive solutions to BC Ferries MERIBETH DEEN EDITOR

The Bowen Island Municipality Transportation Advisory Committee (BIMTAC) met on Wednesday to come up with a plan to negotiate the best possible deal for Bowen Island given the fact that BC Ferries has been given a mandate by the province to save $270 between 2014 and 2016 on Route #8, between Horseshoe Bay and Bowen Island. The challenges to this task include a lack of access to data, a short window in which to gather it, and a sense of uncertainty about whether BIMTAC or the Mayor will actually get to meet with someone who has the power to change the savings

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plan which has already been presented. After much debate on how to deal with these issues, the committee decided to offer creative ideas to get the attention of senior management at BC Ferries or someone high up in the Ministry of Transportation. There are two big ideas BIMTAC wants council to push. The first is replacing the Queen of Capilano with the Island Sky ferry, which can carry 125 cars as opposed to the Queen’s 85 car capacity. continued, PAGE 3

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At Monday’s council meeting, planning consultant Judy McLeod presented the minutes of the Public Hearing on Bylaw 335 to council, noting that this was an opportunity to make adjustments to the bylaw and address public concerns. McLeod told council that the “two-step process” for the regulation of dock construction and the permitted length of private docks on Bowen were the main concerns that they could address in the amendment of the bylaw. Council did not change their ‘two-step’ approach, but did amend the bylaw’s wording of the bylaw and also the permitted length of private docks built on Bowen, as stated in it, from 60 meters in length to 40 meters in length. The two-step process favoured making a set of basic guidelines, such as dock length and regulations on floating breakwaters as a short-term measure in consideration of the provincial deadline to decide on pending dock applications (November 30th). McLeod told council that it would be possible for them to defer the immediate adoption of the bylaw in favour of crafting a more comprehensive one, however, she added, “if you choose to do that, I don’t hold out a good deal of hope that the Province would continue to defer applications that are in front of it.” Councillor Alison Morse brought up comments made at the Public Hearing by Fitch Kade, requesting that the wording of point eight of Bylaw 335 be changed. continued, PAGE 3

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Dependence on ferries will kill Bowen, says Duntz MERIBETH DEEN EDITOR

In discussing the looming cuts to Bowen’s ferry service, and the financial savings targets that BC Ferries says the organization must meet, Mayor and council expressed their general outrage at the corporation and its failure to treat ferry services as part of the highway system. Councillor Cro Lucas said there’s no reason for the cuts. Councillor Morse said it would be critical to get more information on how the ferry cuts are affecting people. Mayor Adelaar said the municipality needs to get more aggressive in dealing with the ferry corporation. Councillor Wolfgang Dutnz, however, had different take on the situation. “If you go to other islands you’ll see that they’re dying as compared to how they were 20 years ago. We cannot accept our dependence on the ferries. We have to build an economy here, we have to make Bowen self-sustaining.” Duntz pointed to the cost of commuting, at roughly $1000 per month. “That’s the equivalent of a $200 thousand mortgage,” said Duntz. “Let’s find a way to keep people here.” He also said that there are plenty of investors who think that Bowen would be an interesting place to put their money, and mentioned an assisted living facility as an example.

Earlier in the meeting, Council had discussed necessary changes to the Official Community Plan’s density regulations to meet the needs of a development for cottage housing for young adults with Downs Syndrome. Coucillor Andrew Stone added the possibility of establishing a marine research institute as another possibility for economic development on Bowen that would keep more people working on the island. “Let’s leverage Bowen’s natural assets, the environment and the ocean,” said Stone. Councillor Alison Morse, the representative to the Bowen Island Ferry Advisory Committee, said that regardless of all of this, we are still going to need the ferry. “There are nurses, doctors who live on this island, and because of cuts to service will no longer to be able to get to their jobs at Lion’s Gate Hospital,” she added. In a later interview, Duntz and Stone explained that their positions as Trustees with the Island Trust has given them a window on the economic decline of small island communities. “On, one of the Southern Gulf Islands we visited, we went to a coffee shop and every single person in there was an octogenarian,” said Stone. “And there are commonalities between all the islands in terms of hyper-inflation caused by the cost of ferries and gas.

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BICS Parent Advisory Council (PAC) launches “Buy on Bowen” card MERIBETH DEEN EDITOR

Bowen Island Municipality has an opening for a Bylaw Services Officer at 35 hours per week April – September and 21 hours per week October - March. Working hours may include up to 7 hours of regular coverage during the weekends. The remainder of the hours will be scheduled during regular business hours, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

When they started looking for a new fundraising campaign, the BICS Parent Advisory Council had a few criteria: they didn’t want to sell anything wasteful, they wanted whatever it was to be green, and it

Duties will include gaining compliance with municipal bylaws through education and direct enforcement, and acting as Wharfinger, Animal Control Officer and Poundkeeper.

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The ideal candidate for this position has excellent communication skills, is proficient with computers, is comfortable handling dogs, possesses a valid BC driver’s licence, can work independently in all-weather conditions, must be able to perform light labour duties and has the ability to interact with the public in a courteous manner. Related bylaw experience is an asset. We thank all applicants, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please submit your covering letter and resume via e-mail, fax or mail by Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. to: Christine Walker, Human Resources Manager Bowen Island Municipality 981 Artisan Lane Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G2 FAX: 604-947-0193 EMAIL: hr@bimbc.ca WEBSITE: www.bimbc.ca

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CONSTRUCTION IN THE LOWER COVE Pedestrian traffic on the south side of the Lower Cove from the Cenotaph to the Ferry terminal will be closed for sewer line installation for approximately three weeks commencing November 18, 2013. Please observe all safety directions and precautions. Thank you for your patience and courteousness during this time. Public Works

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would be great if it didn’t hurt local businesses. The idea that got them really excited was one that would actually help local businesses, and wouldn’t waste paper: a local business discount card. “We thought something like this would be a really great fit, because so many of us parents have home based businesses and we all buy into the importance of shopping locally,” says Kat Hayduk. The card will cost $20, and offer discounts in a variety of Bowen stores and businesses. So far, more than 10 businesses have committed to offering discounts with the use of the card, and other businesses have said they’re interested but not worked out what they’re willing to offer. The Buy on Bowen card will also have an associated website listing all participating businesses and the discounts they’re offering. All funds raised through sales of the Buy on Bowen card will go to PAC initiatives such as the learning commons, as well as enrichment programs for BICs students and field-trip subsidies. Hayduk says that after spending $400 locally and using the Buy on Bowen card, the $20 spent on the card will have been saved through discounts. The BICS PAC is launching the Buy on Bowen card at the CSA Craft Fair this Sunday. After that, it will be available for purchase at Pheonix on Bowen.


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Bring the Island Sky to Bowen continued PAGE 1 The idea is, with fewer overloads, each trip to and from Bowen could carry more cars, allowing for the possibility of fewer trips during the week. The Island Sky was originally built with Bowen in mind, but necessitated two-lane loading on both sides. In 2009, when the ferry was ready to sail, Bowen’s municipality was not ready to build that on the Snug Cove side. So, the Island Sky now travels between Earl’s Cove and Saltery Bay on the Sunshine Coast. Bowen has asked for the Island Sky to be returned to route #8 numerous times since it initially declined the ferry but that request has always been rejected. BIMTAC Committee Chair Adam Holbrook says the Island Sky is valuable to the Sunshine Coast because there are so many industrial vehicles that travel from the Powell River area to Vancouver, and a boat like the Sky could also be an asset in the Southern Gulf Islands where it could service more than one island on the same run. “We don’t have the time to do a proper analysis on the economics of putting the Island Sky here as opposed to some-

where else, and neither does BC Ferries,� says Holbrook. “But this is a creative solution that takes into account the social and economic realities of life on Bowen, instead of the simple default which is to cut the runs that have a lower number of cars or passengers.� The other creative solution is for the vessel to berth in Snug Cove every night instead of Horseshoe Bay. This could have a positive impact by bringing more families to Bowen, but also by cutting the amount of overtime paid to BC Ferries workers. Again, this suggestion has been made and rejected before. According to Holbrook, the reason BC Ferries has always given is that they want to consolidate all of its maintenance resources in Horseshoe Bay. “But Horseshoe Bay is creaking,� he says, “Also, ferries home port at Langdale, Gabriola, Saltspring and on other islands, so why can’t we do it here?�  The next round of engagement meetings will take place in January, over the course of the month. “You’re not going to really have the attention of someone who comes here to talk for a couple of hours and then has to run off for another meeting on another island,� says Holbrook.

Limits on dock length make necessary restrictions by default Kade wanted the purpose of the amendment to be described as ‘regulating’ public recreational opportunities as opposed to providing for ‘the orderly development of recreational boat moorage.’ Council voted in favour of this change. Councillor Andrew Stone suggested that the maximum length of a dock be limited to 40 meters as opposed to the 60 meters stated in the previous amendment to Bylaw 335. Councillors and the Mayor all stated their reluctance to enter into a debate on this issue, but Stone put forward a series of reasons why it was important to adopt this change. A limit of 40 meters to the length of a dock, he said, implicitly protect beaches and other areas where the shore slopes out gradually. “Critiques of the bylaw have been focusing on Cape Roger Curtis, and if we look at the West side of the island, going from the most southern point of the CRC through to Bluewater, we have a series of ecologically important habitat areas. If areas for herring roe and forage fish are important, CRC is actually one of the least important areas. You, have Tunstall Bay, King Edward Bay, and Bowen Bay, all of which have eelgrass in them. All of those areas have characteristics where if the docks are shortened, you would prevent them from going in there. So, by restricting the length of the dock, you are by default protecting that shoreline.�

Councillor Stone also repeated the fact, as stated by Judy McLeod and Councillor Rhodes, that two-thirds of the docks already in existence on Bowen are less than 35 meters long, proving that a 40 meter dock would prove adequate in most instances where waterfront properties would be looking to build one. He also noted that the amendments to Bylaw only affect private docks, so applications for community docks would not be restricted by the 40 meter limit. “The people I heard speak at the public hearing presented a lot of sound rationale,� said Stone. “Calls for 40 or 30 meter docks were not trying to screw over landowners or developers. We are supposed to listen to the electorate, and the majority of the public does not find an allowable 60 meters acceptable.� Mayor Adelaar expressed his concern that some waterfront property owners may require a dock length of 60 meters in order to make their dock useful in any way. With the assurance that anyone who needed a 60 meter dock could apply for a variance, Councillors Stone, Rhodes, Lucas and Morse all voted in favour of the proposed change. Prior to adopting the final amendments to the Land Use Bylaw 335, members of council expressed their regret over the politicization of the issue. “Hopefully we can get this behind us,� said Councillor Stone, “and move on to the next phase of looking at our shorelines in a more equitable manner.�

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al Metro mayors have resisted any change, fearing a regional force might mean less local control over policing. Oppal contends a regional force could still be created that allows decentralized community-based policing that respects their wishes. The province this month announced a pending review of policing in the new year that is expected to consider further integration of forces and potential alternate models. Victoria is also funding more work to combat sexual exploitation and human trafficking, which often sees criminals lure girls from small towns and reserves into drug-addicted prostitution in the Lower Mainland. “I do recognize that the situation is much improved from what it was when Pickton was killing women,� Oppal said. “The likelihood is that he would be apprehended quicker. But I can’t say it couldn’t happen again.� The province says it has fully implemented three recommendations and is working on numerous others. Ernie Crey, brother of murdered woman Dawn Crey, said he fears the drive for change has faltered since the resignation of former Lieut-Gov. Steven Point as the “champion� for Oppal’s recom-

mendations. Point left as families of Pickton’s victims launched civil lawsuits against police forces and the government seeking compensation. Crey said the province must name a successor to Point “to drive the process forward.� He also said that if the province had compensated victims’ children – as Oppal recommended – the families likely wouldn’t be in court suing the authorities and much more progress might have been made. One initiative both Oppal and Crey said should be pursued is an intercity bus service between northern B.C. communities along the so-called Highway of Tears where many women have vanished hitchhiking. Justice Minister Suzanne Anton said the province is making significant progress on many of the inquiry’s recommendations. “None of us want to see something like this tragedy happen again in British Columbia,� she said after meeting with advocacy groups Monday. “ The province is committed to building a legacy of safety and security for vulnerable women.�

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Re-writing history, misinformation Dear Editor,

One could fill a whole page pointing out distortions and omissions in Mr. Hooper's article about our present Mayor "re-writing history". There are no doubt islanders who would like to believe in his sanitized version of the previous council's actions. I am not one of them and I would like to pose  A couple of questions to Mr. Hooper:  A): Why, in your 350 word time-line of the CRC events did you not mention the meeting held at BICS?  For members of the Bowen public this was the only opportunity to voice their preferences re. the future of the Cape and their views on the neighbourhood plan.  After a presentation laying

out five possible scenarios on how to move forward, a show of hands pointed to a clear desire for further discussions and a compromise, using the Neighbourhood plan as a starting point. B): You claim that your council and a majority of islanders were opposed to the Neighbourhood Plan, but you choose not to mention all the misleading propaganda being circulated at that time: There was the petition worded to imply that anyone in favour of the NP was not "for Bowen" and an article in the Bulletin, distributed free into every home that emphatically stated that "58 Lots could never happen". Why did you not make sure that we all had unbiased and accurate information on such a far reaching decision?

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Thank you for including some of my comments made at the November 12th Public Hearing for Bylaw 335 (docks).  While our family has deep roots on the island, they date back to the early 1920s, not 1890s as reported. More importantly your omitting to include my suggestion that a waterfront property owner’s ability to have a dock, because of their unique location on the waterfront, must respect reasonable guidelines and regulations does not reflect or represent my comments with their full intent.  I further suggested a private dock should not be allowed to turn a public beach into a private beach and of course

acknowledged the all important need to respect navigation.  As for design, I suggested the guidelines should take into consideration the physical conditions on a siteby-site basis as one size does not fit all.   I respect the public’s right to public domain as much as anyone and simply wanted to do my part to ensure fairness, commonsense and reason prevailed in finalizing the Bylaw.  

I was rather shocked and confused by Bruce Howlett’s letter of last week, in which he angrily describes Mr Plowman’s comments as ‘environmental extremism’. This description makes no sense to me and I can only conclude that whenever Bruce hears green, he sees red.  I wonder if he should consider spectacles to correct this colour distortion. This might help him to see more clearly, improving his vision for Bowen’s future in a way that benefits the whole island.   But for me, the most important issue here is that describing those you disagree with as extremists and foot-stamping children

is incredibly rude and unhelpful. It has the purpose of discrediting the person and dismissing their views out of hand, implying that they should be ignored.  This kind of rhetoric polarizes the community, inciting anger and distrust on both sides.  In the interests of everyone’s equanimity, I recommend that we all take a leaf out of kid president’s book: ‘It’s ok to disagree, but it’s not ok to be mean.’

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C): Once it was clear that the developers had the go-ahead for a 58 lot subdivision and that 95% of  CRC waterfront would be in private hands, why did YOUR council not step up and protect the shoreline with bylaws to prevent the construction of your lamented monster docks? - You had more than a year and a half left to accomplish this before the next election!!! Could it be that you were too busy trying to compensate for the CRC fiasco by pursuing Parks Canada, or preoccupied with trying to push through overreaching environmental by-laws? You didn't attempt to stop the spread of misinformation then. It is time to stop it now!

Yours truly, Bruce Russell

How did Mr. Hooper do it? His opinion piece impugning my recent interview in the Undercurrent was given the top spot on the op/ed page to accuse me of rewriting history. That is the first of many claims in his letter where Mr. Hooper was wrong – and should know better. Let’s skip through his preamble and zero-in on the process before last Council: The records seem to indicate that the Neighbourhood Plan bylaw proposed by the CRC developer passed first reading. Next came the consultants’ and planners’ reports to Council, which if I understand correctly, by and large approved of the Neighbourhood Plan (and that would include the Islands Trust). Mr. Hooper is free to correct me if these records are in error. Then came second reading and – lo and behold – our former mayor inexplicably changed his vote and the bylaw was defeated. I challenge Mr. Hooper’s claim “that the proposal lacked any commitment to either dedicate the community lands or pay amenity funds”. I doubt his ability to justify that comment, or his unsupported conclusion that, “In short, it was a plan, not a promise”. I also dispute the self-serving assertion that “it was clear the majority of islanders believed the impacts of the proposed development were not in the island’s best interest”. Nonsense and au contraire! Mr. Hopper and his allies who ran for Council were soundly defeated in the November 2011 election by the “real” majority of islanders. And let’s call the outcome of what he and his fellow former Council allies did to the CRC lands what it really is: a travesty in perpetuity for the whole island. Despite Mr. Hoopers’ attempts to put words in my mouth, I did not insinuate that there were “guarantees” by the developer. In fact – and I realize this is beyond Mr. Hooper’s understanding – the guarantees were actually controlled by Council through the rezoning and subdivision process. But, what could he know about the rezoning and subdivision procedure? The Council he served on never passed a comprehensive rezoning and subdivision plan during their three years in office. It took our present Council a year and half to complete rezoning and subdivision proposals which, in some cases, had languished for six years awaiting attention. When I pulled the Plan attached to the first reading bylaw (referred to above) I noticed a large green blob near the middle right of the plan which I (and presumably, the previous Council) took to delineate a 300-acre park or preserve. Eighty percent (80%!) of the foreshore appeared to be future community (municipal) lands. Here is where the guarantee comes in – When applying for rezoning and subdivision Council will ensure that the promised park and foreshore are Transferred to the Municipality, otherwise there will be no rezoning or subdivision. Was Mr. Hooper not aware of this provision? Was it just an oversight on his part, or another attempt to misrepresent the damage he and his allies have caused to our Island? Sincerely yours, The “accidental” Mayor Jack Adelaar

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Gratitude Today I finally got around to paying the invoice I received last month for the ambulance ride that saved my life during my August 31 heart attack.  It reminds me that I must also publicly proclaim my personal thanks to the ambulance crew.  They were wheeling a gurney in my front door less than five minutes after I dialed 911, and when I got to St. Paul's, I was told that if I'd arrived as much as half an hour later the consequences of my totally occluded LAD artery could have been catastrophic.  As it is, I am expected to make a complete recovery.  I hope the Bowen Island ambulance personnel who cared for me know that I am deeply grateful for their professionalism and skill, and will never forget them.  And I hope Bowen knows how well they look after us all, every day.  Unsung heroes, one and all. Spider Robinson

Appreciation Last Friday I has the absolute pleasure of going to Doc Morgan’s to hear some live jazz music. The music was fabulous as always - these guys really swing, let me let me tell you. And the best part of all is that all the players live on Bowen. This incredible trio includes Rob Bailey on bass, Buff Allen on drums and Teun Schut on guitar with other musicians sitting in. Last Friday Mary Kastle joined the boys on keyboards and together they sailed through some gorgeous standards in that warm cozy space. Make no mistake, we are living amongst these very fine musicians and it is just insane that we can hear them every week! So please, drop by Doc’s for a bite to eat or a TGIF glass of wine and you will be so happy you did.  It’s very cool. Even better, the music starts at 7 pm -  yes, that’s 7 not 11 (like they do in town). You can be home in time for the news. Heather Hodson

Memory My dear son Chris would have celebrated his Birthday this month. In his memory his sisters and I would like to invite his friends and co-workers to Rosebank on December 1st after 3 pm. Please bring anecdotes, musical instruments and love. Angie McCulloch. 604 947 9737.

SKY Thank you On Tuesday  SIX happy Bowen Islanders became winners of a SKY basket each, filled with a selection of special foods, or pampering health & beauty products and seasonal gifts.          For our  annual fundraiser, members and friends of S.K.Y.  were overwhelmed by the generosity of merchant and individual donations,  in addition of in-kind or financial  contributions  from our Society members. We are deeply grateful for the support and donations from the following: Ali Hartwick, Artisan Eats, Blue Eyed Mary’s, Bowen Island Golf Course, Bowen Island Pub, Bowen Island Pet Supply,  Bowen's Little Pet Shop,  Bowen Technology Shop,  Cates Pharmacy, Cloudflower Clayware, Cocoa West, Dawn Smoke, Doc Morgan's Inn, Miksa,  Out of the Blue,  Peter Winton, Phoenix on Bowen,  Portia Lynn, The Royal Candian Legion,  The Ruddy Potato,  The Snug,  USSC Marina,  The Village Baker and Leigh Automotive. On behalf of all S.K.Y. members,  Renate Williams, (President)

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Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure held a press conference on Monday November 18 and announced the start of the Fall 2013 Coastal Ferries Community Engagement process. The press release, related backgrounders and the discussion guide and feedback form are posted on the Coastal Ferries Community Engagement website. The changes that directly impact Bowen are: Seniors discount will be changed effective April 1, 2014. BC seniors will pay 50% of the passenger fare on Monday to Thursday rather than free passenger travel. Ministry officials have advised that the fare to be paid will be 50% of the experience card fare for the route if they have an experience card otherwise it is 50% of the full fare. For Bowen based on the current fares, that would be $3.35 or $5.55. Service reductions: of lower-use round trip sailings on the minor routes and on the higher-cost northern routes, accounting for $14 million in net savings over two years. The service reductions will be implemented in April 2014. The discussion guide shows the cancellation of the 234 rounds trips annually for net savings of $270,000 over two years. The Discussion Guide indicates that the following runs are the ones to be cancelled: Departing Horseshoe Bay Saturday and Sunday 6:00 am Sunday 7:00 am Saturday 9:35 pm (9:45) Departing Snug Cove Saturday 5:30 am Saturday and Sunday 6:30 am Sunday 7:30 am Saturday 10:00 pm (10:10) Note there is presently no 5:30 am sailing from Snug Cove on Sunday. It is a training session, so what happens to that is something we need to find out. References were made to more work to be done in the future in the Horseshoe Bay terminal for a cost of about 200 million. There is not a lot of information about this. An open house was held on Thursday November 21 in the BICS gym starting at 5pm and going until about 8:30. Approximately 150 people attended. Our MLA Jordan Sturdy was there for the whole evening as well as Claire Trevena the opposition critic for Transportation.

The first 90 minutes was an open house format with story boards, basically with the information in the Discussion Guide and the consultants Kirk & Co. as well as representatives from BC Ferries and the Ministry of Transportation. The second part of the evening was a question and answer period with the above noted 4 individuals which was facilitated by Nancy Spooner from Kirk & Co. There were no formal presentations. There was a long line up of speakers, they were polite and most voiced their opposition to the plans. The comments generally focussed on the impact to Bowen and Bowen residents and some suggestions of other ways to save money. The comments are briefly summarized below: - Economic impacts including the loss of seniors coming to Bowen and thus loss of revenue to the merchants, restaurants, golf course, artists etc; cost to the seniors on Bowen and impact on their travel off island; inability of people to get to work on Sat and Sunday, the jobs they work in are not available on Bowen and that they will have to move off the island. - Consider home porting the Queen of Capilano on Bowen which would save the costs of the dead head run over and the low utilization last run off Bowen. - The need for more information on how savings were calculated, passenger numbers, studies on the social and economic impacts. - Suggestions for other ways to save money, increase revenue or reduce costs such as management salaries, that in other companies when they are in trouble the employees accept reduced wages. - Impact on families generally, people moved to Bowen because of its proximity to the lower mainland making work and family still accessible. BCF staff and possibly Kirk Handrahan will be visiting all the Ferry Advisory Committees in January to discuss the new schedules and any tweaking that may be necessary. I asked if we would have all the comments that were submitted on the feedback forms available to BIMTAC before we met with them. The facilitator advised that the report would not be available until March. Some members of BIMTAC and Council were at the open house so we heard the comments that were made at the meeting but unless people send us a copy of their submissions or their answers to the questions about the route 8 changes or the details of the impacts to them we will not know what they are before the January meetings. Emails with this information can be sent to bim@ bimbc.ca with Attn: BIMTAC in the subject line.

Open letter to John Weston Dear Mr. Weston:

Smart Meters Using threats and intimidation, BC Hydro is pursuing the agenda of the costly and inefficient Smart Meter program; otherwise known as  “ram it down their throats at all costs” SmartMeter-Program. The Smart Meter Program is implicated with severe health concerns, dubious government accounting, technological faults, cost-over runs and increased electrical bills for many users.   Just before the last provincial election, members of the group; Bowen Islanders For Safe Technology were told in no uncertain terms by our ex- MLA, Joan McIntyre, that NOBODY would be forced to have a smart meter installed.  As soon as the election was underway, when there were no MLA’s to defend us, we have reports that Hydro customers were receiving intimidating and threatening calls and visits from Hydro and the meter-installer, Corix. It is now reported that Hydro is calling ratepayers and telling them that they will be liable for a 300-400$ yearly “fee” if they refuse the smart meter. 

Hydro is not telling them that this “fee” has not yet been approved by the BC Utilities Commission.  We ask the people who do not want to expose themselves to the smart meter, and feel that they are being pressured by Hydro or Corix, to email their MLA immediately and please cc a copy to Citizens For Safe Technology.  The more that citizens groups can band together the more we can create a sense of solidarity and increase our real protection. A Corix installer told me that 90,000 people, province wide have locked up their analog meters. I was told by Joan McIntyre’s office that they had received more letters of protest from Bowen than all of the other cities in her riding combined.  Now that’s democracy!  In addition, please consider joining the class action lawsuit against BC Hydro: http://citizensforsafetechnology.org/news-and-developments,2,0. Jayeson Hendrysan

Your Conservative Party is destroying democracy by downgrading science as irrelevant to energy and environmental policies. Federal scientists have been muzzled and seen their programs slashed or buried. It is shameful how top notch federal scientists who do research with implications for climate change or other environmental crises are prohibited to write a press release about their findings or talk to journalists. It is shameful how Harper’s government ignores scientists even when they do speak. After your party gutted Canada’s Fisheries Act, stripping away the legal obligation to protect fish habitat, Jeffrey Hutchings, President of the Canadian Society For Ecology and Evolution, formally asked the fisheries minister for the science justifying that decision. Hutchings never received a direct answer because, of course, there isn’t one. The Fisheries Act was gutted so that thousands of stream crossings by proposed fossil fuel pipelines would not trigger environmental assessments that would slow down corporate agendas. Canadian resource extraction policies certainly were imperfect prior to 2006. The difference is that, back then, Canadian governments did not actively seek to convert the country into a petro-state where fossil fuels rule at the expense of democracy and science. More locally, DFO priorities have shifted towards oil spill-related research. The implication is that we cannot expect DFO scientists to study how climate change is affecting marine communities and therefore our food security. Answers to those questions—which should matter to any government that cares about its citizenry—now have to come from non-government scientists funded by private foundations. The priority shift also means that DFO is unable to enforce conservation laws in Howe Sound, including fishing restrictions in Rockfish Conservation Areas. If you do not believe in democracy, then keep doing what you have been doing since your election: give enthusiastic lip service to a smoke screen of democracy without doing anything of substance. (Your nice letter to this paper last month is a fine example.). If you are actually loyal to democracy, work to restore evidencebased decision-making into government. You have told me before that as a back bencher your hands are tied. If you actually mean that and still believe in democracy, then do the right thing and resign from your party in a very public way. Sincerely, Alejandro Frid, PhD


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For Rosie Montgomery, Corinna Headley and NoahPryce-Jones of Home Farm, preparing for the Community School Association’s (CSA) Christmas Craft Fair brings Santa’s Workshop home. “The house looks like a craft fair bomb exploded,” says Rosie “but it means that Christmas is coming!” The tight-knit family has made the CSA Christmas Craft Fair an annual, family event for many years. It began when the kids were young - Rosie and Caroline, Corinna’s late mother, started selling Christmas aprons and tablecloths. Then it quickly morphed into the whole family - all three generations now - preparing their fresh, festive goods together. They consider the CSA Christmas Craft Fair to be the “most fun you can have on Bowen” both past and

From left: sheep, socks, Corinna and Rosie. Debra Stringfellow, photo

This year’s CSA Christmas Craft Fair will be the 28th annual event and will be held on Sunday, December 1st from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm in the gym at BICS. shows no signs of slowing down! The Cake Walk is back, and will be held in the Modular Classroom starting at 10:00 am until all the cakes have walked.

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Among their rubber boots and waterproof jackets you may notice a number of islanders incorporating an interesting accessory to brighten up their wardrobes: felt hats, classic in style but with a twist or two. These are the work of Ruben Flemming, finishing carpenter by day, trend-setter by night. After highschool, Flemming took a course in fashion design. Also around that time, roughly ten years ago, he participated in a felting workshop on Bowen. With the ability to make his own felt, he set to work on figuring out how to make hats of all styles: Fidels,

Fedoras, and the flapperesque Cloche hat. “I’ve always like hats,” says Flemming, “but I also like the pace of making them.” He says it takes him between two and five hours to make a hat, depending on the complexity of the graphics he applies to it. He makes these out of a wool appliqué and typically they have been inspired by nature: ferns, flowers, leaves or even cedar bark. For this year’s CSA Craftfair, Ruben will be selling hats with psychadelic zebra-striped motifs as well as jellyfish-inspired felt-lampshades. Hats will be priced between $60-150 and lampshades are for sale for between $150 and $250.

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“Yes transportation is important, but we can’t do anything about the ferries,” said Duntz. “But we can do something about what we’ve got here, on the island.” Next week, Stone and Duntz will be heading to the monthly Islands Trust Council Meeting, the first day of which will be devoted to discussing economic development issues.

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What's a great evening out? How about enjoying the company of yourBowen Island neighbours and friends in the warm and inviting Gallery@ Artisan Square while sipping French wines and sampling tasty food all sourced and prepared locally-and knowing that you’re helping the Bowen Island Arts Council continue supporting arts and culture on Bowen Island. The Tour de France Wine Adventure sponsored by the Bowen Island Arts Council was a smash-

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Blame it on the Moon – Lisa Shatzky’s new book of poetry, Blame it on the Moon, will be launched on Bowen, Sunday, December 8 at the Gallery @ Artisan Square. The book, published by Black Moss Press is a collection that speaks to the experience of wanting and needing more fullness of life. The Bowen Island Arts Council will be hosting the launch, beginning at 7 p.m., as part of its Author Reading Series. Admission is by donation and everyone is welcome to come and hear Lisa read from the collection. Signed books will be available for purchase. Nick Faragher, a part-time resident and author, has reviewed the new book. He writes: “No one can fail to be affected by the intensity and passion that haunts the pages of this latest collection of poems by Lisa Shatzky. The importance of discovering and honouring your true self is not a new theme, nor is it a new theme when placed in the context of intimate relationships as it is here. But then what themes on the human condition can be called new? In Lisa’s sometimes soaring, sometimes subtle, and sometimes wry imagery you will, if you have lived and loved, and especially if you have loved and lost, see something of yourself or your other

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self, in every shadow and corner.” Lisa Shatzky's poetry has been published in The Vancouver Review, Room Magazine,  Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine, The Nashwaak Review, The Antigonish Review, The Dalhousie Review, Canadian Literature, Canadian Woman's Studies, The Prairie Journal, Jones Ave., The New Quarterly, Monday's Poem, and six chapbooks by Leaf Press (edited by Patrick Lane) along with anthologies and magazines across Canada and the U.S. Her poetry book Do Not Call Me By My Name, also published by Black Moss Press, was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Poetry Award in Canada in 2012.  For more information or an interview, please contact Lisa Shatsky at lisa. shatzky@gmail.com, or contact Bowen Island Arts Council, 604.947.2454.

ing success last year and is set to repeat that success on November 30. Doors open at 7:00 and the wine tastings hosted by sommelier and raconteur JeanEdouard de Marenches start at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available for $65 online at http://www.biac.ca or you can buy them from the Bowen Island Beer and Wine Store or the Gallery @ Artisan Square. A bus will be available to take people home after the event for people who reserve. Please call 604 947 2454 to reserve a spot no later than Friday, November 29. And what's with the red pants? Come to the Tour de France Wine Adventure and find out!

This very handsome, very cuddly boy was born in the wild on Bowen Island to a domestic cat. He is just over 5 months old and longing for a forever home...preferably where there is another cat or even a cat friendly dog, as he is used to being with four legged friends. He has been neutered already and has had all of his shots. He is healthy and free of fleas and worms. There is no adoption fee, but we would ask adopter to contribute towards his neuter, vaccinations, etc. Please contact cawes@bowenisland.com or -0032 or -0949.

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7:00 - Lower Cove - LIGHT UP 7:00 - Canon fires to signal the Lower Cove Light UP 6:30-7:30 - Heritage Museum Cottage in Davies Orchard open for viewing. 6:30-7:30 - Carol singers in Davies Orchard 7:10-7:35 - Live Nativity at the Rotary Stage - starts at 7:15 7:30 - Santa arrives at Union Steamship dock via Cormorant Marine Water Taxi 7:30-8:30 - Meet & Greet Santa. Hot Chocolate, Mulled Wine and Goodies on Doc Morgans patio 8:30-8:45 - Santa departs by Firetruck

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On the Calendar FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29

MONDAY DECEMBER 2

Tickets $39 including gratuities and taxes

Festival of Trees Decorating Party 3-5pm Union Steamship Market Square Cost: $100 for businesses, $75 per family Proceeds go to Family Place

S.K.Y. - (Seniors Keeping Young) 9:00am to 10:45 am, dancing, exercises, singing. 11:00 am Carol singing with BICS students 12:00 noon, Board meeting. 

Bowen Island Municipality Movie Night “Elf ” 6:30 - 9:30 at Tunstall Bay Clubhouse $7 per person, pre-register by Dec 11

Youth Centre 6pm-9pm Snacks, video-games, Movies, Food and Fun! Ages 12 +

TUESDAY DECEMBER 3 AA meeting Collins Hall 7:15 604-434-3933

Friday Night Jazz at Doc Morgan’s Pub

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 4

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30

Drop-in knitting Bowen Court 2 to 5 p.m. Update your skills, begin from scratch, share your expertise

Snug Cove House Society AGM 1030 at Collins Hall Youth Centre 6pm-9pm Snacks, video-games, Movies, Food and Fun! Ages 12 +

Dr. Dana Barton

Light up Bowen Festival starting at 4:30pm with Santa pictures at Pheonix The Tour de France Wine Adventure (BIAC) 7pm Gallery@Artisan Square Tickets: $65, available at www.biac.ca, the Bowen Island Beer and Wine Store, the Gallery@Artisan Square

SUNDAY DECEMBER 1 The Community School Association’s (CSA) Christmas Craft Fair 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Bowen Island Community School (BICS)

596 B. Artisan Square

604-730-1174 Natural Family Medicine

THURSDAY DECEMBER 5

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STEEL BUILDING.......”THE BIG YEAR END CLEAR OUT!” 20X22 $4,259. 25X24 $4,684. 30X34 $6,895. 35X36 $9,190. 40X48 $12,526. 47X70 $17,200. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

Registered Practitioner

Alanon on Bowen Collins Hall 7:15 p.m. Call 604-947-9675 or email bowenalanon@ gmail.

Cheryl Ackerman

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Diana Romer MEd, RCC

CATHERINE SHAW Dr. Traditional Chinese Medicine/Acupuncturist u

MARY MCDONAGH Registered Massage Therapist (Available Mondays through Fridays)

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Registered Physiotherapist

Horseshoe Bay • 604-921-8522

ROBYN IZARD RMT

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EVERY THURSDAY DR. ZANDY'S OFFICE

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Artisan Square • 604-947-0734 Alternate Fridays 10am-4:30pm

6:45 - 9:00 A.M.

604.290.6407

Camp on Bowen AGM Bowen Island Lodge (Formerly the Bowen Lodge by the Sea) from 3:30 to 6:00 PM. It will be a great opportunity to connect with the community and meet the team behind the project.

BOWEN ISLAND WELLNESS CENTRE

Family Dentist

BLOOD TESTS, URINE TESTS OR ECGS

COUNSELLING THERAPIST Bowen and West Van offices

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Dr. Susanne Schloegl M.D.

Open Mon. Wed. Thurs. Fri.

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Artisan Square

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Dr. Gloria Chao

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Artisan Eats Long Table Dinner Asian street food theme MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

Dr. Utah Zandy 604-947-9830 CALL FOR APPOINTMENT OPEN MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY

Naturopathic Physician

Weight Watchers Collins Hall. 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

Movement Fashion Show, 2pm - 4pm The Gallery @ Artisan Square Donations at the door, proceeds go to sustainability through microfinance in East Africa

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566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ALTO CONN SAX $495. 604-859-5925 PIANO. Mason & Risch Toronto Comes with bench. Low standing. Good condition $600. 604-854-5929

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7th Annual Eco-FASHION/MOVEMENT show Join us Sat Nov 30 @ 2pm at the Gallery in Artisan Sq as familiar faces in the Bowen Island MOVEMENT/Fitness Community showcase “Movement” in its various forms. Door by donation to the Pamoja Foundation www.pamoja.org supporting grassroots entrepreneurs in Africa. Contact movementglobal@gmail.com or 778-863-7770

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Bowen Island Upholstery New Number 604-908-0950 Specializing in sprung chairs and sofa’s from late 1800s to 1950s. Dave McKay, certified upholsterer since 1983. On Island ref.’s available. 604-908-0950

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

Former Bowen resident looking to spend the winter on Island to be close to family. Looking to house sit for Snowbirds. Willing to care for pets. Mature nonsmoker with references. Available any date Dec. through April. Please call 604-947-9064.

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For Rent: Charming one bedroom heritage cottage in delightful garden setting. Self contained includes WiFi and cable. Hydro extra. $750/month. Prefer long term tenant. Angie McCulloch 604-947-9737

Home For Rent: newly renovated, family home in Tunstall Bay, 3 bedrooms + den/office on the main floor, master bedroom with en-suite and walk-in closet, 2 1/2 bathrooms, lots of storage. The house is in a sunny lot close to beach and has a membership in Tunstall Bay Clubhouse. $1800/month available NOW Contact: rebec63@hotmail.com LANCE’S RECYCLING I’ll pick up your recycling and deliver to BIRD for $25/load. Kindling $20/box at Building Centre. CALL 947-2430 Office/studio space available at Artisan Square. 604-329-5643 or dberry@shaw.ca

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Bowen FC co-ed finals DEBRA STRINGFELLOW EDITOR

An exciting BIFC co-ed soccer final this past Sunday night, under the lights of the turf field, teams Yellow and Light Blue battled it out for the coveted wooden trophy. An evenly matched game till the end with Jake Carachelo scoring the winning goal for his team in overtime with a 7-6 win for light blue. Congratulations to both teams for an entertaining final!

Above: Team Light Blue with their wooden trophie from left, Stuart Cole, Mark Pennington, Geoff Soloway, Geoff Javis, Clive Jones (coach), Jake Carachelo, Mimi Jones, Julian Barrera, Gil Yaron, Andy Cuba Debra Stringfellow, photo

Left: Geoff Soloway intercepts a pass to team Yellow. Debra Stringfellow, photo

Below: Julian Barrerra fights for the ball, Andy Cuba waits for the pass. Team Light Blue went in to the finals as the underdog and fought hard to come out on top. Debra Stringfellow, photo

Below: Andy Cuba waits for the pass. Team Light Blue went in to the finals as the underdog and fought hard to come out on top. Debra Stringfellow, photo

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Bowen Island Undercurrent, November 29, 2013