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FRIDAY SEPT. 14 2012 VOL. 39, NO. 19


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Run around Killarney Lake

Bowen Island’s Terry Fox Run starts at the little red church this Sunday

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What islanders value

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Householders survey shows high importance of trails, beaches, waterfronts and parks SUSANNE MARTIN EDITOR


rom May 25 to July 3, Bowen Islanders had a chance to communicate their priorities and levels of satisfaction to the Bowen Island Municipality in the form of a householders survey. Now, the results are in and they may give council guidance on decisions regarding the 2013 budget as well as the five-year financial plan. At the council meeting on September 10, Michael Cornelissen, chair of the Bowen Island Municipality’s Finance Review Task Force, presented the numbers. He started with a slide that captured the comments received as part of the survey. “This shows the responses we received from the public that included 633 different comments,� he said, “The size of the font relates to the number of times the word or phrase was mentioned.� Cornelissen said that the feedback covered a broad range of comments, suggestions, observations and questions. Cornelissen explained that the survey was conducted both online and through a manual hard copy and was administered by the Finance Review Task Force with no cost to the taxpayer other than the software. “The ultimate aim was to ensure that the public’s priorities are identified and they can

This week, representatives of the Islands Trust visited Bowen to attend the Trust’s quarterly business meeting. Trustees had the opportunity to learn and ask questions about oil spill response and representatives from the Western Canada Marine Response Corporation demonstrated how to set up a shoreline boom in Snug Cove. More photos on page 12. Debra Stringfellow ohoto

Islands Trust holds town hall meeting on Bowen MARCUS HONRO CONTRIBUTING WRITER


he Islands Trust council held three days of meetings at Cates Hill Chapel on Bowen this week, from Sept. 11-13, meetings that included a town hall. Chair of the council, Sheila Malcolmson, a trustee from Gabriola, said the group accomplished a number of initiatives. “We adopted new administrative policies, received a number of briefings on planning issues, for example encouraging local agriculture, and Riparian Area protections

for fish habitat,� Malcolmson said. She said “all of these are on issues affecting all 465 islands in the Trust Area� but noted that they’re not local zoning issues, which are in the jurisdiction on Bowen by local committees or BIM. Malcolmson added that council also adopted a strategic plan for the 2012-2014 term. The town hall meeting was on Wednesday and, while intended for the public, there were only about 15 islanders there, including councillors Cro Lucas and Alison Morse (councillors Wolfgang Duntz and Andrew Stone are members of the trust

as Bowen’s municipal trustees). The town hall gave islanders and residents of other islands in the Trust a chance to voice concerns on issues. Locals who spoke to council found they were either preaching to converted ears or that council was not able to help their cause because it was not a part of their jurisdiction. Jayeson Hendyrsan of Citizens for Safe Technology talked about smart meters being installed on Bowen and across the province. He asked council to support continued, PAGE 2

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WWW.BOWENISLANDUNDERCURRENT.COM The Islands Trust Council conducted meetings on Bowen this week, with representatives from some 12 islands visiting Bowen for a series of meetings.  At the town hall on Wednesday, the council listened to input from an islander who opposes B.C. Hydro’s smart meter program.

Heading Back to Ottawa On September 17th, MP John Weston will be leaving the “Most Beautiful Place on Earth” and returning to Ottawa to resume the 41st Parliamentary Session. Since the House of Commons rose at the end of June, John has covered the riding from end to end - on foot, ferry, vehicle and bicycle meeting you, his constituents and getting your input as to what is important to you. A recurring theme: The Environment and the Economy work together as allies promoting jobs and sustaining our legacy.

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NOTICE OF 2012 TAX SALE BOWEN ISLAND MUNICIPALITY Pursuant to section 403 of the Local Government Act, the following properties will be offered for sale by public auction to be held at 10:00 am in the Council Chambers, Bowen Island Municipal Hall, 981 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island, BC on Monday, September 24, 2012. The following properties will be included in the Sale unless delinquent taxes, plus interest, are sooner paid: Folio Number

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NOTICE TO PROSPECTIVE PURCHASERS Any person upon being declared the successful bidder must immediately pay by cash or certified cheque a minimum of not less than the upset price. Failure to pay this amount will result in the property promptly being offered for sale again. Any balance must be paid by cash or certified cheque by 3:00 pm the same day. Failure to pay the balance will result in the property being offered for sale again at 10:00 am the following day. Bowen Island Municipality makes no representation express or implied as to the condition or quality of the properties being offered for sale. Prospective purchasers are urged to inspect the properties and make all necessary inquiries to municipal and other government departments, and in the case of strata lots to the strata corporation, to determine the existence of any bylaws, restrictions, charges or other conditions which may affect the value or suitability of the property. Purchasers are further advised that properties sold at tax sale are subject to a redemption period of one year whereby the registered property owner or registered charge holder may redeem their property sold at tax sale by paying the upset price plus applicable interest. The purchase of a tax sale property is subject to tax under the Property Transfer Tax Act on the fair market value of the property.

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their opposition to the meters, citing safety concerns, especially for kids, seniors and pets. Malcolmson noted she herself, on behalf of council, has written B.C. Hydro and the ministry of energy detailed letters asking for, among other things, a moratorium on their installation. Those letters are viewable on the Islands Trust website. Mike Lightbody, president of the Snug Point Property Owners Association (SPPOA) addressed council on derelict vessels and live-aboards in Deep Bay. Similar issues are present on other islands and Malcolmson told Lightbody that the Islands Trust is advocating on the issue of derelict vessels. She said a federal minister had assured them the problem would

be solved by December of 2010 but it hasn’t and consequently the trust is “still pushing” for a solution. Noted Bowen environmentalist, Will Husby presented to council concerns on the size of private moorages the CRC developers have applied to place in the waters near the lighthouse and beach. He said the docks are “way bigger than what this island is used to, and way bigger than islands in the trust area have seen before.” Malcolmson said, while sympathetic, council cannot act as it does not fall within their jurisdiction. And finally, former Bowen mayor Lisa Barrett presented council with information on a Canada-wide movement that seeks to establish a federal ministry of peace. The Islands Trust council meets every three months and the next meeting is on Saltspring in December.

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inform the five-year financial plan, a core service review and the 2013 budget,” he said, adding that the results of the survey are posted on the website of the Bowen Island Municipality ( embedded2010/120910%20HouseholderSurvey.pdf). Bowen Islanders were invited to complete one survey per household. The total of 732 responses represent 1,444 adults and 404 children. The 633 responses from full-time residents make up 47 per cent of the 1,345 private dwellings reported in the 2011 census profile from Statistics Canada. Cornelissen said, “[The responses] may be considered statistically meaningful but are imperfect due to the element of self-selection in survey completion as opposed to a more statistically reliable random sample.” The first survey question asked residents to rate Bowen Island as a place to live. The task force summarizes the findings like this: “Bowen rates best as a place to raise children, then for quality of life. It rates less attractively as a place to retire and poorly as a place to work, likely due to the lack of work opportunities rather than environment or surroundings.” Cornelissen added that the rating should be taken into consideration by the recently constituted economic development advisory committee. When islanders were asked to convey the level or importance for parks, cultural and recreation services, 80 per cent of respondents rated trails, beaches, waterfronts and parks as important, followed by the library at 71 per cent and arts and cultural programs at 52 per cent. “Trails are overwhelmingly regarded as important,” Cornelissen said. “The tennis courts at BICS show the opposite. Only 8.9 per cent rate them as important for understandable reasons as not that many people play tennis there.” In the graph depicting islanders’ satisfaction with the services, the library takes the lead, followed by trails, parks, fitness, health and wellness, and arts and cultural services. Cornelissen noted that the level of satisfaction for youth programs of 15 per cent stands in sharp contrast to the 47 per cent of islanders who attribute a high importance to the programs. “This is something that staff needs to look into,” he said. “One grouping relates to planning and development,” Cornelissen continued. “The satisfaction with planning and development are all below 25 per cent.” He also noted that the majority of islanders placed a large emphasis on the importance of protecting the environment, on community character as well as land use planning. For municipal infrastructure and services, the Bowen Island Recycling Depot had the highest ratings both in

importance and satisfaction. The self-funded, volunteerrun organization received a 90 per cent vote of satisfaction. The ease of travel for pedestrians came out at the other end of the spectrum. The 9 per cent satisfaction rating stands in shape contrast to the 70 per cent marks that show that many islanders consider it to be a priority. After islanders had their say about what matters to them, they were asked questions about the financial implications. First, they could weigh in on user fees and taxes. “The clear message we get is that 47 per cent want to maintain services with unchanged or reduced taxes and user fees and that 31 per cent wish to improve services but only with increased user fees,” Cornelissen said, adding that only 18 per cent are prepared to pay higher taxes for improved services. When it came to major services, most respondents expressed their with to maintain them. “Those wishing to discontinue and reduce bylaw enforcement, planning cost, community grants and property tax exemptions outweigh those wishing to increase them by factors ranging from two to four times,” Cornelissen said. “An equally clear sentiment is expressed for increasing services related to parks, beaches, trails and fields as opposed to reducing those. There is an interesting message there from our taxpayers.” On the question about taxes paid to other entities and taxing authorities, most survey respondents made it clear that while they value taxes paid to the police and schools. they regarded taxes collected on behalf of TransLink and the Islands Trust as having little or no value. When taxpayers were asked how they would spend an additional $100 in taxes for capital projects, most chose a multi-purpose community centre. Ferry marshaling ranked second highest, followed by environmental protection and enhancement. A new municipal hall came out at the bottom of the list. When islanders got to vote on how they would like to learn about municipal issues, most chose the BIM website as their favourite source for information. Second most popular was the Undercurrent, third were email communications. Town hall meetings only attracted 30 per cent preference and community associations and other website had less than 20 per cent preference. Corneliessen said that the survey provides valuable information. “I see this as a wish list,” he said. “It presents a profile what people think and feel and give [council] a chance to emphasize and reach out and explain [its] decisions.” Councillor Alison Morse thanked the members of the Finance Review Task Force for the work and valuable input. “Thank you,” she said. “This is has been called a number noodler’s nirvana.”


Bulbs that flower in more than one way SUSANNE MARTIN EDITOR


otarian Sheila Webster is excited about the bulbs she is offering for sale. “We sold them last year and know that they are of excellent quality. They are the best,” she said. But the benefits of the project stretch much further than Bowen Island gardens - they will reach Hluvukania, a village on the borders of the world famous Kruger National Park in South Africa. The Rotary Club of Bowen Island bulb sale will benefit Kunavelela, a project that literally means “to encourage hope.” And Sheila has a personal connection to the project as her daughter Andrea Webster is looking back on a long standing affiliation with the non-profit organization led by Harry and Smilling Ubisi. In an email interview, Andrea explained how she came to be involved. “I worked with Harry and Smilling for three years at a lodge where I was based doing wildlife research,” she said. “On their invitation, I visited Hluvukania, watched a soccer game and met their families. The generosity of spirit I encountered in the people really touched me and I wanted to do something to help.” Andrea learned that, in 1997, Harry and Smilling had purchased a soccer ball on their way home from work and started playing on a bare patch of sun-baked earth. By the end of the day, teams of young boys had joined the game that ended only when the sun sank low on the horizon and the ball was flat. “Through regular informal soccer matches, Harry and Smilling became aware of how many children were living without parental supervision, relying on grandmothers, older siblings and other relatives to supply the basic needs of shelter, food and clothing,” Andrea said.  “Now, 14 years later, Harry and Smilling have established small groups of community members that offer basic homebased care to HIV/Aids and TB patients. Regular donations are handed out to orphans in need of clothes and blankets. A five-acre plot of land has been cleared and fenced for vegetable growing to supplement food provision for families in need. And a small chicken house has been built to help provide fresh eggs and needed protein to community members.” On her first visit to the village, Andrea was taken on a tour and saw schoolrooms with crumbling floors and broken windows, a dry dusty patch of earth that was the soccer field and a huge area of overgrown vegetation. She remembers Harry telling her: “This is going to be our vegetable garden so that the grandmothers and people who have no food can work for themselves to make their lives better.” In 2008, the brothers established the Kunavelela Community Project, a non-profit organization with the aim of encouraging hope and a community-based ethic within the village and Andrea is impressed how the project has raised sufficient funds over the years and has gone from strength to strength. And the soccer component has continued through donated equipment. Andrea found Harry and Smilling’s simple vision of wanting a better life for themselves and their fellow community members truly refreshing. “Since 2006, I have worked closely with Harry and Smilling to assist in realizing their vision through various means of sponsorship proposals, talks to create awareness, newsletters to keep people

Smilling Ubisi (photo above) is one of the brothers who started the Kunavelela Community Project after finding out that many of the village children were relying on grandmothers, older siblings and other relatives to supply the basic needs of shelter, food and clothing. The windmill (photo left) is one of the project’s achievements. Part of the funding was raised through last year’s bulb sale held on Bowen Island. The proceeds of the 2012 bulb sale will support the construction of a day-care centre where younger children will be taken care of so that their older siblings can continue their education. Submitted photo updated on progress, arranging donations and logistics of getting equipment and supplies,” she said. “I also manage the project finances, send updates to our blog-master and fundraise on their behalf. I have engaged the skills of experts, fellow workers, family and friends to assist in any way they can.”  Andrea continues to support the project because she believes that without addressing the fundamental needs of communities such as Hluvukania, the wild areas and animals of Africa she studies will cease to exist. “In working with the two brothers who show such perseverance, integrity and dedication, often in the face of real adversity, I have become enriched and humbled by my experiences and interactions with the community and can only attempt to give something back,” she said.  And the bulb sale is part of it. “Our objective this year is to start construction of a day-care centre.  The project has already purchased a plot of land that is centrally located within the village,” Andrea explained. “Once established, it will allow youngsters who have found the responsibility of being head of a household thrust upon them, to continue their schooling while their younger siblings are taken care of. Our long-term goal is to establish a safe, clean place for young children to be fed and cared for without compromising the future of their older siblings.” The day-care centre is connected to the community garden as the project aims to reserve some of the home-grown agricultural produce for the children.  “This facility will be the first of its kind in the village and by necessity will need to be completed in stages. The



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fundraising this year will allow the purchase of building materials to start construction and offer much needed economic opportunities for builders and trade masters in the village,” Andrea said. This is not the first year Bowen Islanders are invited to help out by buying bulbs. Last year, $5000 were raised locally. These funds, augmented with contributions from the Rotary Club of Burnaby and a grant from Rotary International, helped to build a windmill and tank stand with two 10,000L capacity water tanks that provides previously unavailable water for the garden all year round (to learn about the construction of the tank stand and installation of the windmill, go to http://bowenrotary.wordpress. com/2012/03/13/kunavelela-community-windmill-projectreport-part-two/).   “The Kunavelela Community Project still has much to do,” Andrea said. “With the assistance of donations such as those made through bulb sales, the lives of many are being transformed and a sense of self respect, pride in community and hope are being restored.” And Bowen Island gardens bloom. Sheila said that she planted a large quantity of Angelique tulips last year. “They are absolutely stunning. We also found out that Chionodoxa is deer proof. This year, we’re offering Chionodoxa Alba in addition to the [Chionodoxa] Glory of the Snow,” she said. For more information or to purchase bulbs, contact Sheila Webster at 604-947-0114 or at For more information on the Kunavelela Community project, visit

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Reading the numbers and the words


t’s said that numbers don’t lie, but that doesn’t mean that they are not open to interpretation. At the last council meeting, the results of the householder survey were presented. Most of the findings seemed to confirm what we all know about Bowen: it’s a great place to raise kids, a not-so-great place to work or to grow old. And we value it for its natural beauty. Of the Bowen Islanders who filled out the survey, 84 per cent noted trails as ‘more’ and ‘most important’ on the list of parks, cultural and recreation services. On the question about development and planning, protecting the natural environment received the highest percentage for ‘most important’ votes (57.9 per cent), bringing the total to 77.3 per cent with the inclusion of the ‘more important’ votes. Does that not come as a bit of a surprise on the heels of last year’s national park debate? At the council meeting, one statement by the finance review task force gave me pause. It was said that “those wanting to discontinue/reduce com-

munity grants, property tax exemptions, bylaw enforcement and planning costs, outweigh those wishing to increase them.” I was looking at the numbers’ page, specifically the row for the grants to community organizations. There it said that 46.1 per cent wanted to maintain them at current levels and 16.1 per cent wanted to increase it. That comes to 62.2 per cent who want the service continued or boosted compared to the 53.5 per cent who want it reduced or discontinued. ‘Is that not a clear majority?’ I asked myself. I made a note to carefully review the document. Later on, when checked the numbers again, I found that there was nothing wrong with the math but that I had missed a part of the finance review task force’s statement that said: “Most respondents wish to maintain the services at current levels.” It escaped my notice the first time around and I can only say that it was an honest mistake. Susanne Martin

Community closet a valuable service To the Editor:


his is to acknowledge and sincerely thank Adrienne Lawson and Massoud Najare for the services they have provided over the years to Bowen Island residents in need of equipment to help them with their mobility problems. As one who has benefitted from being able to use some of the equipment, their dedication to managing and maintaining a variety of equipment, thereby allowing it to be readily accessible to Bowen Island residents, has been much appreciated.  Their time

and effort, and always cheerful assistance, since taking over the community closet service from the previous owner of the house they bought on Bowen, has been wonderful.   It is a valuable service to our community and so it is good to know that the library will be taking over from them and continuing to offer the service.  Thank you, Adrienne and Massoud, and all the best with your future plans.  We will miss seeing you on Bowen.   Moira S. Greaven

Meters for water and sewage in place at USSC Dear Editor:


he letter by Bill Granger “Cove Bay Water Systems Fee Increases” in last week’s Undercurrent (Sept 7) inferred that the Union Steamship Marina had only one meter and it

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was used for sewage metering only, not water. That is not correct. The USSC complex has one meter at the marina’s entrance, one at the Summer House and one at Doc Morgan’s.  For the past year the fees totaled $5,160 for water and $17,369 for sewer. Rondy Dike

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Politics and other sports Dear Editor:


write in response to two letters published in last week’s edition of the Undercurrent. I was happy to read that Bud Long agrees with me on two main points:  (1) that municipal issues should be discussed at open council meetings, and (2) that provincial law prohibits the kinds of private “brainstorming” sessions desired by councillors Duntz, Jennings and Rhodes.   I agree with Bud on one of his points too. I think it is regrettable that three of our councilors feel “frustrated” by the legal restrictions that apply to municipal politicians. Bud notes that provincial cabinet ministers have it pretty good. Perhaps our frustrated councillors should take the hint. There’s a provincial election this coming May, and our present MLA has announced that she won’t be running again. Now is the perfect time for ambitious councillors to start campaigning for a seat in the provincial legislature and escape the frustrating requirements of transparency and public participation in local government.     But when Bud says that it is “completely unrealistic” to expect council to have informal brainstorming sessions in public, I have to ask: Why?  There are plenty of mechanisms that allow for informal public brainstorming sessions. For example, every single council before present made it a practice to alternate between formal council meetings and informal meetings of the committee of the whole. The fact that some councillors feel thwarted by requirements for open meetings and public participation suggests they’d prefer to treat municipal governance like a game of poker; playing their cards close to their chest, instead of laying all the relevant information on the table for everyone to see and discuss.       Speaking of playing games, you’d never know it from my beer belly and

skinny legs, but for many years my life revolved around competitive soccer. I know this sounds like a cliché, but I think I learned some important lessons on the playing field.  Including a lot about how - win, lose or draw - everyone’s participation in the game is enriched when the players are motivated by fair play, honour, and respect for the game and each other.    So I was a bit disappointed by the tone and content of Morgan Quarry’s response to Edna Thompson’s letter on the expansion of the grass field. I don’t think Morgan needs to worry so much about people doubting the virtues of the soccer club and its volunteers. Everyone on Bowen appreciates the work the club and its volunteers do. Morgan’s letter carefully sets out the advantages of the field extension. But he also misses the net because that’s not what Edna’s letter was about, and she didn’t “castigate the soccer club”, as Morgan put it.  She simply raised some legitimate questions about the process by which council decided to dispose of community lands. And she’s right. There is precious little information about council’s decision-making process in the public record. It appears that the topic was raised only once in a public meeting on April 23.  Council issued a resolution approving the idea “in principle” and on several “conditions”. The subject was never discussed again and no final decision was made - at least not in any meeting that was open to the public.  In his letter, Morgan called the deal a “land swap.” Is that what happened? Or not? On reviewing the slow motion replay, it looks like council has committed a professional foul against the run of play. The referee has blown her whistle. Is council going to respect the rules of the game, or will it pick up its ball and go home without saying a word? James Hickling

Accountable to the public, not private interest To the Editor:


n his letter to Undercurrent (Sept. 7), Bud Long states that he cannot understand why I would consider offensive “the publication by three elected officials of a two-page mail flyer (Building Community on Bowen)”. The reason for my consternation is that this political flyer is not a “publication by three elected officials”, but a publication that is funded by a property development company authored by three elected municipal  officials. Imagine the public outcry if provincial or federal cabinet ministers were to pen pro-development communications in a mail-out published by a corporate developer. In a democratic society, there is

nothing more fundamental than the fact that our municipal, provincial and federal representatives must be - and must appear to be - accountable to the public who elected them, rather than private interests. Our councillors can express any view they desire, but they should do so under publicly available or personal resources - as it directly involves the integrity and accountability of their role as public officials elected to represent the people of Bowen Island. Would any of us find it appropriate if our municipal council were to put out its political communications in a flyer published by property developers? The same applies to a mail-out involving three members of our council. John Sbragia




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Mr. Hondro’s ABCs The Lane is careening through odd streets of late; last week a short story and now this – a children’s poem. Why? Mr. Hondro said kids are “more fun than parents” and he wants to add their demographic to the Lane. He hopes parents will read it to kids and that Alexis, Samantha, Poppy, Lucie, Emily, the Gem, Ewan, Lucas, Atom, Max, Cedar, Prince Triple H and the Emperor Caius and more, will get a giggle. It’s called: A stands for Alphabet:


stands for the Alphabet that will help you to be smart You start with an ‘A’ because that’s where you start


is for Bowen, an island where people ride on a ferry Friends meet there and the trip is often quite

stands for Crying, which everybody does sometimes If you’d like you can cry while saying these rhymes


is for the Dentist, who will not ever once be mean It’s not always fun but your teeth she will

that’s for boiled Eggs that you gobble with toast If you gobble 27 there is no need to boast

is for the Fire-truck that will roar down the road They help find your cat but won’t find your toad


is for your Grandma who likes to bring you a gift She’ll also bring medicine if you start to

stands for Hockey where goalies make great stops They make them with sticks instead of with mops stands for Idle, which means not doing much at all But it’s so awfully boring you might actually fall

is for a Joke designed to make somebody giggle I like to tell jokes to my friend Mr. Smiggle

is for Keelan and Kylee, who both love their Mommy When children get born they get born from her tummy


stands for Leftovers, food that remains on your plate If it wants to get eaten in the fridge it must


M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y go play

stands for Morning, the earliest part of the your day In the morning eat breakfast before you

is for Nervous, a feeling you might get from a fright Some people get nervous when walking alone at Night

in cars

stands for Overtired, like after ‘Movie Under the Stars’ Kids fall asleep going home all snuggled up

stands for Periwinkle, a small and wet kind of a snail It would take over one million to be as big as a whale is for a Quarrel, a talk that is really not very nice It’s best not to quarrel while eating your


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stands for a Sniggle, which is what I call a sneeze You’re welcome to sniggle whenever you please stands for Toddlers, children who play lots and lots It gets really loud if they play with your pots is for the Umpire who tells players they are out If he says it to you try your best not to pout

stands for your Valentine, who is oh so darn sweet My Valentine Tracey tickles my feet


stands for Water, which you must drink all day long It is dangerous to drink while singing a

stands for X-ray, a machine that sees right inside us It’s hard to have an X-ray while riding the


is for Yesterday, the day before that is no longer here Instead we have today and now tomorrow’s more near


And finally is for Zero, which means one less than one There are Zero letters left and the alphabet is done.

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Sharing good vibrations online. It’s also for sale at Cates Pharmacy.” Yam Cooper is 21. His sister May is 15 EDITOR and their brother Sharel is 10. All three play hey are greeted with smiles and nods an impressive number of instruments. The whole family, including parents Amir and when they lug their instruments up Orit, contributed to the nine tracks of origito the passenger deck of the Queen nal music that make up Rhythms of Change. of Capilano. It looks like Vivibe, the band “The songs were written by all of us made up of Cooper family members, is together in a cooperative process over sevwell known to ferry personnel and passeneral years,” Cooper says. “Sharel, the younggers. Many linger in the vicinity when they est member of our band, is currently ten. start tuning their instruments. Fans will be The song titled A Message from my Heart glad to hear that they don’t need to wait was recorded when he was seven or even for chance encounters like this to listen to six.” Cooper adds that the change in Sharel Vivibe tunes as the band has just brought becomes especially obvious when watchout a new CD titled Rhythms of Change. ing a video of a perfor“We take our instrumance from a few years ments wherever we back. “Now Sharel, he go to put a smile on plays with a lot of feelpeople’s faces. We’ve ing,” he said. “On the played in hospitals, ferry CD, he plays ukulele, line-ups, on the ferry percussion and drums.” and at border crossMay plays ukulele, ings.” Yam Cooper says. drums and percussion. “You should have seen And she sings. “Her the faces of the borvoice is really been der guards when we developing well over played them a song. the years,” Cooper says, Many times, they are adding that his sister very serious guys. After has a very energetic a long day, we asked if The CD cover of Rhythms of approach to life and to we could play them a Change features the members of music that impacts the song and they said OK. the Cooper family. Submitted photo band (and the family) And we played them in a positive way. “I also Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” Cooper recalls how the guards couldn’t help think that it’s special that she is so active in but smile and adds, “It’s interesting to watch rhythm and drums. I feel that she may be opening up an avenue for other girls and different people’s reaction.” women to be confident in that regard,” he “Our band’s name is Vivibe,” Cooper adds. One of the examples of May’s drumsaid. “It’s actually a combination of two ming can be heard in the song The Message words: ‘viva’ which is live or life in Spanish from my Heart where she provides the main plus vibrations or vibes. Right now, we rhythm. are working on making the CD available



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The Coopers are well-known to ferry personnel and passengers as they often share their music on the Queen of Capilano. Susanne Martin photo Cooper credits his parents for giving him and his siblings an upbringing that encouraged music as well as creativity. “My father Amir brought a lot of music into the house,” he says. “He plays the harmonica, percussion, drums and various other instruments. He has an excellent ear and he can often pull us together on the melody.” Cooper’s mother Orit is a dancer and also encourages creative endeavors. “On the CD, she participates with vocals on one of the songs called The Odyssey of Planet Earth,” Cooper says. Cooper describes Vivibe’s music as “blending various genres and multiple instruments to create an infusion of global rhythms and melodies,” and adds that the songs “carry messages of peace, humor, planetary preservation, true relationships and much more.” Vivibe has cut down on the number of performances as the family has been focused on cre-

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ating the CD, Cooper says, “Organizing shows takes a lot of energy and music is only one of the things we do. We also focus on other humanitarian projects and art and writing.” The family plans to launch Rhythms of Change on the island on Saturday, September 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Collins Hall. Admission to the all-ages, alcohol and drug-free event is by donation. More info at events/315270531905507/. “We want to do a series of jam session-type of events and the first one is the Bowen CD launch,” Cooper says. “Bit by bit, the word is spreading.” “We really enjoy the interactive part of music. What we like best is sitting among a circle of friends where everyone is singing and dancing. For us, music is a language and a way to communicate,” he said. To check out some tracks of Rhythms of Change, visit http://www.myspace. com/yamcoopermusic.

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The meaning of living artfully


he title of the newly released volume published by Key Publishing House and edited by Anita Sinner and Christine Lowther reads: Living Artfully, Reflections from the Far West Coast. Among the authors and artists who contributed are two writers from Bowen Island: Bernice Lever and Lisa Shatzky. On Saturday, September 22, from 7 to 9 p.m., a reading and discussion will be held at the Gallery at Artisan Square. Admission is by donation and refreshments will be served. The presentation will focus on varied experiences and expressions of the creative island life style in stories, memoirs, poems, as well as visual art, music and dance and the public is invited to come and share many island adventures and joys. Five of the 42 contributors from many islands, will participate and bring books of their own for display, purchase and signing. Bowen Islander Lisa Shatzky’s contribution to Living Artfully is titled A Poet’s Return, Bernice Lever’s piece explores Things the City Never Gave Me. Joining them for the event are Vancouver’s Michael Scott Curnes (My Clayoquot Sampler), Gabriola’s Sharon McInnes (Formative Years) and dancer Celeste Snowber (Seaflesh) from the Vancouver area. Among the contributors included in the anthology, but not at this launch are award-winning First Nations playwright and poet Janet Rogers; renowned author Susan Musgrave; painter, writer, and arts advocate Robert Amos; internationally noted artists Avis Rasmussen and Mark Hobson. Please come and find out what living artfully means to those who dwell on the far West Coast.

In the running for America’s best espresso SUSANNE MARTIN EDITOR


t will not come as a surprise to Bowen Island coffee connoisseurs that they may be indulging in a world class cuppa joe. Last week, Gino Rutigliano of the Bowen Island Coffee Roasting Company received an email that informed him that his espresso was chosen as a semifinalist for America’s Best Espresso Competition. Rutigliano shared the news with a wide smile and said it “gave him shivers.” His wife Victoria had noticed the call for entry in a magazine and had encouraged him to send in an application for the new competition that is part of Coffee Fest, an annual trade show held in New York, Chicago and Seattle. Rutigliano will be part of Seattle’s festivities when he competes for Best Espresso in the western states and provinces of the U.S and Canada from Friday, September 21, to Sunday, September 23. Bowen Island Roasting is one of two Canadian roasters out of the 32 semifinalists in the competition for America’s Best Espresso Championship trophy. At the competition venue, Rutigliani will have to choose between four espresso machines (a Nuova Simonelli Aurellia II T3, a Wega Concept Green Line, a Rancilio XCELSIUS, and the Slayer Espresso Machine) and two espresso grinders (Anfim and MAHLKÖNIG) or bring his own grinder. Then he’ll pull one shot of espresso in a winner move on, loser go home-style tournament until he’s out - or at the top. Competing Baristas have six minutes on Friday and ten minutes on Saturday and Sunday to prepare one espresso that will be judged for flavour complexity, mouthfeel and appeal, and aftertaste. Rutigliano is excited to have made it that far. “I never expected to get picked,” he says.





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f you attended any or all of the concerts in BIAC’s Classical Music Concert series earlier this year, then you already know the feeling of being transported by sublime music in a beautiful Bowen Island setting. BIAC is very pleased to announce that the passion and beauty of classical music on a Sunday afternoon will continue with a brand new series of four concerts. The series kicks off on November 25 with what promises to be a stunning performance by Russian pianist Svetlana Ponomareva, who made her debut in Carnegie Hall in 2004. On January 13, Gary Savage performs classical guitar solos and on March 10 a trio featuring mezzo soprano Heny Janawati, soprano Erin Mitchell, and accompanist Richard Epp will delight audiences with their performance of favourite classical masterpieces. The series ends on April 14 with a performance by Michael Jones, a cellist from London who has played for the British Royal Family. The best way to guarantee you will see all four of these marvelous concerts is to purchase a subscription. If you buy your subscription before September 30, you pay just $95 for all four concerts. That’s an incredible price of $23.75 per concert. When you consider what a concert in town costs, along with ferry fares, parking, gas, meals, and maybe even an overnight stay, you can’t find a better entertainment bargain. Purchase your tickets on line at http://www., or pick-up a brochure at the Gallery. Full details can be found on the website. After September 30, a subscription costs $125. Individual concert tickets cost $35 at the door, subject to availability. Series ticket holders get priority seating. All concerts are held on Sunday afternoons at Cates Hill Chapel.

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About life and art and what flows from the brush


ane Dunfield, whose new show Brushscape opens this week at the Gallery at Artisan Square, answers questions from her grandnieces Nathalie Douglas, 10, and Kaela Douglas,13. Q. Where did you come from, Aunty Jane? A. I was born in Vancouver in the late 40s and spent my childhood cycling trails, climbing trees and selling tadpoles to raise money for colouring books. Q. What inspires you? A. Nature inspires me and I just have to paint it. My art is my passion - I will sit and contemplate, then put brush to canvas and never know exactly what will flow from my brush. Q. Who got you into painting? A. My high school art teacher was my first influence. I think painting just happens to be the medium I have chosen to express my sense of freedom and my desire for adventure and experimentation. Q. How do you choose your colours? Do they reflect how you feel? A. I think the colours choose me. I don’t know, but I’m pretty dark. I like earth colours because they’re warm, comforting and grounding. And they depict a certain loneliness that I’ve felt all my life. I think very possibly they reflect how I feel. As I said, they have always been dark, even when I first started painting in high school. But I don’t remember a dark childhood. I loved being a child, the freedom of roaming and playing. Colours are a form of expression for me. I need to release my creative energy, even a physical energy. It’s in my gardening and my painting. I’m a messy painter; I could display my painting clothes as art. Q. Do you prefer a particular type of brush? A. Yes, I do. But what brush I choose depends on what I’m painting. I use them all: hard-edged, soft, something I can put a lot of paint on. I use the other ends of my brushes to make lines, I sometimes scribble on my pictures. Q. Do you prefer to paint during a certain time of the day? A. Morning, if I had to choose. But I can go all day and into the night. Q. What do you feel when you paint? What are the feelings you

colours and lines instead of words; it’s journaling with a brush and try to convey? paint. It’s a brushscape. If I was writing it down, I’d be creating A. I’m completely immersed when I’m painting and I never actually know what my final image will be. I’ll rework my images. gobbledegook! My painting is like building. As a child I would create whole It’s the adventure that I enjoy. Sometimes, if my spirits are low, worlds out of kindling wood in our famthen it’s another world and an escape for ily backyard; I’d fill our yard with these me. paths and buildings. Now, on Bowen, Q. What do you think about when I see the mountains, trees and the sea you’re painting? Or does it depend on and sky - my landscapes are made up of what you’re painting? designs and patterns found in nature. A. First and foremost, there is a deciI’m pretty passionate about art. It sion from my very first application of serves a purpose for me as a person; it paint to determine where I’m going to makes me feel alive. And I know that go. I choose landscape perhaps because anyone can paint and develop their own I can create it on my own, it doesn’t have style; it just takes time and a constant to be totally realistic. desire. For me I really think my art is Q. Do you ever tell a story in your about line and colour and composipainting? tion. It’s not about being realistic; it’s A. Yes, they are stories to me, and you more about design. It’s just patterns can choose the meaning of them for and colour that I make up.I don’t paint yourself. from photographs or a set still life Q. Has it helped you deal with sorrow? because then I would have to focus on A. I’m sure it does help me to some light and perspective. If I wanted to degree to deal with my feelings. It is such paint my cat, it would only be how I a satisfying experience at many levels remembered her, not on the perspecand that gets me through my days. tive or where she was sitting. I’m not Q. Did any one really teach you the interested in that. unique way that you paint? The feelings I convey aren’t in my A. You can be taught all the techawareness but the outcome may be about niques at school and I did learn about my feelings. It’s something words cannot Jane Dunfield shares her views on life them. But I don’t necessarily use them. I convey. and art with her two grandnieces. The think I would then lose my purpose for Q. What are the different things you artist has a new show, Brushscapes, at painting which is to have joy in my life. paint? And what do they represent to you the Gallery at Artisan Square. Jane Dunfield’s show Brushscape runs and why? Submitted photo from September 14 to October 8. A. I believe my art is like journaling The Gallery at Artisan Square is open from Friday to Sunday I’m not really aware that I’m doing it or why. That’s why I get so and on holiday Mondays from noon to 4 p.m. engrossed with it. I don’t know what my painting means. I use

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UP FOR GRAbS This collection of milk glass items will be auctioned off in support of the Snug Cove House Society. Work in this medium was particularly popular during the fin de siècle period (late 19th century) The auction is a fundraiser that makes use of selected donations from the Knick Knack Nook gathered over the last six months. The event will take place on the evening of October 20 at the Legion. Stay tuned for a preview of more auction items and news about on-line bidding for some of the items at the beginning of October.   Submitted photo


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On the calendar FRIDAY, SEPT. 14 • Youth Centre: 6 to 10:30 p.m. Free food, free movies. Drop in. • Bowen Island Golf Club AGM: 7 p.m. at the clubhouse. • Brushscapes: New show by Jane Dunfield at Gallery at Artisan Square. Gallery hours Friday to Sunday and on holiday Mondays from noon to 4 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPT. 15 • Live music at Bowen Island Pub: 9:30 p.m to 1 a.m. • Crippen Stewardship Group Weed Warriors: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meeting as usual by the bridge at the mouth of Davie’s Creek (at nearby picnic table) SUNDAY, SEPT. 16 • Terry Fox Run: registration at 11 a.m. at United Church, run starts at 11:30. Barbecue in church yard after run. For info, see www. • Open Garden: 1 to 3 p.m. David and Aubin Van Berkel’s garden at 609 Cates Hill Road. Small admission charge for non-members of the B. I. Garden Club.

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7:15 p.m. Cates Hill Chapel. • Bowen Island Garden Club monthly speaker: Elaine Stevens on Healing Herbs - Easily Grown in West Coast Gardens, 7 p.m. Gallery at Artisan Square. • Seniors Keeping Young: 9 a.m. line dancing 9:45 a.m. exercises, singing and refreshments, 11 a.m. Brian Biddlecombe will speak about emergency programs and fire safety.


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ur hosts for the September open garden are David and Aubin Van Berkel at 609 Cates Hill Road on Sunday, September 16, from 1 until 3 p.m. All are welcome. There is a small admission charge for non-members. However memberships can be purchased onsite. This large property sits on a steep slope with a southwestern exposure providing the drainage and sunlight for a wide variety of shrubs, trees and perennial plants. Comprehensive boundary fencing excludes marauding deer (although bear incursions have been known).

Fruit trees, grapes, and vegetables, now well established, grow on a series of terraces. The rich bounty of all this husbandry goes into storage in larders, freezers and a recently completed root cellar. Visitors will particularly enjoy the ingenuity which has been involved in the use of recycled construction materials for retaining walls, compost bins, irrigation and much more. In Aubin’s words: “With every passing year, our roots entwine themselves more definitively with the roots of the plants. Like them (even the dandelions) we are colonists, immigrants on this land, and together we share the wealth of our ecology.

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P & R Western Star & Freightliner Trucks in Duncan, BC requires a full time parts representative. Applicant must have thorough knowledge of heavy duty truck and trailer parts.

Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Scheduled Days Off. Call Lloyd 780-723-5051

Excellent benefit and wage package to successful candidate.



ALBERTA BASED COMPANY looking for qualified & experienced: Equipment Operators, Mulcher, Feller Buncher & Processor Operators. Out of town & camp work. Safety tickets & drivers abstract required. Email resume: Fax 780-488-3002. APPLIANCE TECH’S REQ’D METRO VAN AREA. EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY-SERVICING MOSTLY WHIRLPOOL AND GE PRODUCT CALL DALE : 604-8320035 AUTOMATED TANK MANUFACTURING INC. is looking for Welders. Due to a huge expansion to our plant located in Kitscoty, Alberta, 20km west of Lloydminster. We have openings for 10-3rd Year Apprentices or Journey Person Welders. We offer best wage in industry. 3rd Year Apprentice $28-$30/hour, Journey Person $32-$35/hour, higher with tank experience. Profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine at: (office)780-846-2231; (fax)780846-2241 or send resume to; production@autotanks. ca. Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through inhole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform.

CERTIFIED ELECTRICIANS WANTED for growing northern company. Competitive wages and benefits. Safety tickets needed. Fax 250-775-6227 or email: info@torqueindustrial. com. Apply online: CERTIFIED MILLWRIGHTS NEEDED for growing northern company. Competitive wages and benefits. Safety tickets necessary. Fax resume to 250-775-6227 or email: Online: FABRICATOR with pressure vessel exp. req’d for M/R union shop. Stable F/T position. Email resume

Labourer The successful candidate will have a valid forklift certificate, and material handling experience in a steel fabrication shop. Millwright type experience will be an asset.


BUSY LOWER Mainland Commercial Tire store is seeking Experienced tire man for shop duties. Top Wages & Benefits Paid. Please send inquiries to:

Machinist The successful candidate will have at least 5 years experience using manual machines. Experience assembling bearings and doing drive alignments will be an asset.





Homes in Regina and Saskatoon, SK are looking for subcontractor framers to join our team! If you are looking for competitive pay, a fast paced environment and you are willing to relocate, please contact Jeff at 306-779-2288 ext 284 or email HEAVY EQUIPMENT REPAIR LTD. currently has full-time positions available: H/D Truck & Transport Mechanic & Parts Counter Person. Contact Herb 780-849-3768; (cell) 780-849-0416. Fax 780-8494453. Email:

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is seeking three persons to serve as public directors on its 11-member Board of Directors. Public Directors serve two-year terms and are eligible to serve four terms. A nominal per diem is paid for meetings. Candidates should have a record of community involvement and an interest in print and online media issues. Applications together with names of two references and telephone numbers should be submitted by Sept. 30, 2012, to: The B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby, Nanaimo, B.C., V9R 2R2. See for information about the Press Council.

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QUALITY CONTROL PERSON experienced with Piping & Structural Welding needed for a growing Northern Company. Competitive wages & benefits. Please email resume to: Fax 250-775-6227 or apply online:

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DALMATIANS, 3M, born july 9, ckc reg., shots, dewormed, $1000-$1500. (604)793-5130, (604)723-2232

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P/B Choc. lab puppies, 4 F. left, born June 27, CKC reg. vet✓ $700. 604-217-6551 or 604-825-1730.

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Bowen Island joins Terry Fox Run this Sunday SUSANNE MARTIN EDITOR


his Sunday, September 16, Bowen Islanders have a chance to participate in an event that takes place in different locations in Canada as well as world-wide: the Terry Fox Run. Shelagh MacKinnon, who coordinates the local event, said, “The run has 9,000 different locations world wide and has raised over $600 million since Terry’s Marathon of Hope in 1980 and donates 84 cents of every dollar towards finding a cure. Everywhere there are Canadians, there are Terry Fox Runs. He is a big Canadian hero.” This year marks the 32nd annual Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research and 548


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“I want to encourage people to come and join,” MacKinnon said. “If they can’t come out on Sunday, they can donate online.” The registration for the run starts at the United Church, also called the little red church, at 11 a.m. and the run begins at 11:30. Participants run eight kilometers around Killarney Lake but MacKinnon said that some choose a smaller loop as there is no fixed requirement. “Just showing up is a great gift,” she said. “And afterwards, we have a barbecue at the church yard.” For more information about the run or for signing up, please see the the Terry Fox Foundation website at www.terryfox. org or call 1-888-836-9786.

MacKinnon explained that everyone can participate because no minimum entry fee or pledge is required. “The money goes to support innovative cancer research,” she said. “There is a big push to shorten the time from the lab to the bedside.” “Cancer has touched nearly everyone. So many people have cancer but there are also many beautiful survivor stories. We really need more research,” MacKinnon said, adding that her life has also been affected as her oldest sister Joyce and her daughter Anna have been diagnosed with cancer. In the past 12 years, Bowen Island participants have raised over $10,000 and MacKinnon estimates that about 50 people come out locally for the occasion.


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Any budding musicians out there? FOR SALE: 2 acoustic guitars (Yamaha), 1 bass and 1 electric guitar (Fender). Call (778)8465436 for more details.

BIG BOWEN YARD SALE Sat. Sept. 22, 10 am in the cove on the Summer Market lawn. Furniture, home furnishings, table top, electronics, books, antiques, collectables, jewelry, kids bug stuff ( don’t ask), clothes, toys, games, tools, some building materials, CDs, DVDs, tools, garden stuff - new, used etc. GREAT STUFF, GREAT PEOPLE

and good coffee! CELEBRATE FALL with local produce at the BowFEAST farmers’ market! Sat., Sept. 15, 9 am to noon at BICS undercover area. Info:, contact: CREATIVE MUSIC INSTRUCTION with CORBIN KEEP Cello, guitar, bass guitar, composition, theory. corbinkeep@telus.ent 604-947-9454

DO YOU HAVE TREASURES in your attic that you need to sell? You can join our COMMUNITY YARD SALE for only $10. We provide tents and tables. Items that are left over we leave on a “FREE” table for a few days and then take the rest to the Sally Ann. Email or call 604-947-0640.



FOR RENT: cottage 2 bdrm + den, d/w, w/d, Millers Landing area, $1300/mo. 604-728-6290 For your personal Vintage Upholstery Older sprung sofa sets Starting at $4000 a piece. Dave McKay - certified upholsterer since 1983. 947-2055

Island and West Van references. Found - Gold hoop earring. Found - silver bracelet on Killarney Lake trail Call the Undercurrent at 2442 FOUND: Set of keys on Crippen Park beach. Volkswagen key plus several house keys. Call USCC Marina 604-947-0707 ext. 1

FREE & in good condition: 2 sofa beds,4 green plastic deck chairs, skis, golf cart, metal double bed frame. 604-947-4369 GUITAR WITH SONG with Louise Escallier at Bluewater Studio. Ages 8 to adult Fall session: Sept. 10 - Dec.14 email: or 604-947-9070. HELP WANTED: Construction Labors. Contact Rondy at Union Steamship Co Marina or phone 604 947 0707 ext #3 High End Upholstry since 1983 Certified Upholsterer Island and West Van ref.’s. 947-2055

House for Rent at Sandy Beach. 3 bdrm 2500sf. Avail. Sept.15. Walk to ferry. $1875/mo. Email



Home needed by Nov.1 for our family of five and two cats. Able to pay a max of $1300 for a three bedroom or up to $1000 for a two bedroom with den. We are great tenants and have stayed in our current home for more than six years and are looking for a long term living situation. Please call 2044 LOST small women’s beige cardigan @ the Bowfest beer garden. Heather @ 2604 NEW SHOW AT THE GALLERY

Brushscapes featuring the work of Jane Dunfield Sept. 14 – Oct. 8 Gallery Hours: noon to 4 pm Fri, Sat Sun PRIME RETAIL/OFFICE SPACES in Snug Cove: 340 sq. ft. office spaces with shared common entrance, bathroom; 613 sq. ft office/retail space; 1,080 sq. ft. office/retail space. For more info please call: 604-947-0099 ext. 104 Or email Spacious and bright 2 bedroom suite in quiet family home near the Legion. In-suite laundry. Wood burning space heater. Separate entrance. References required. Cat OK. NS, $850/month. 947-9228

12 • FRIDAY September 14 2012 2012


One of the topics on the agenda of the Islands Trust quarterly business meeting held on Bowen was oil spill response in the Salish Sea. Islands Trust representatives were treated to presentations by the Canadian Coast Guard, the Island Oil Spill Association from San Juan County and the Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC). In Snug Cove, WCMRC’s Scott Wright and Mark Johncox explained the procedures for setting up a shoreline boom.

Tranquil living on beautiful Bowen Island 946 SPYGLASS ROAD $695,000 Situated on a spacious private property with idyllic views of the forest, creeks and gorgeous natural setting. This newer quality custom built home is finished with natural wood siding and wood casement windows. Beautiful wrap around deck to enjoy the peaceful setting. Over 3,400 sq.ft. of interior living space, including 4 bdrms and 3 baths. The main floor features 9’ ceilings, gorgeous H/W floors, big open living areas, spacious windows and glass doors that open onto the deck. Custom kitchen with granite counters are only a few of the many fine features of this well built home. Steps to beaches, trails and recreation. This home represents excellent value.

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