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Youth centre changes

Thank you, Dorothy

The wind’s in their sails

Matt Neufeld is going back to school; John Stiver steps in as co-ordinator

Dorothy Lawson has contributed a lot in her 40 years with the historians

Young Bowen Island sailors do the Island proud in Vancouver race

Smoke but no sparks at firehall meeting SUSANNE MARTIN CONTRIBUTING WRITER

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he public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 6, was the last chance for the public to weigh in on a proposed bylaw that will allow the area at Adams/Cromie Road to be designated for civic institutional use. The site has been earmarked – and already prepared – for the construction of a satellite fire hall. After sending the plan to several outside agencies, the advisory planning commission has recommended that the rezoning proceed subject to the following: proof of adequate potable water, satisfactory location of the septic field, consent of the adjacent property owners to reduce setbacks. The commission was also concerned about drainage and suggested involving an environmental consultant in the construction process. Fire chief Brian Biddlecombe said, “There has been a little bit of process that’s been taken out of step here. Having to do this in the summer predicated that we proceeded with some site preparations. There has been an extensive amount of work done to the driveway and site preparation for the building and the placement for the culvert. Knowing that the main concerns about the site are the environmental aspects, we’ve been working with Alan Whitehead and also the ministry

of environment.” Biddlecombe said the unmanned satellite hall will have two bays and will house a tanker truck to address the risk of fire in areas without hydrants. It will also enable the fire department to respond effectively to wildfire threats. Build time for the 50’ by 50’ prefab steel structure is approximately eight months. The hall is envisioned to be operational next spring. The property at Cromie Road is a former gravel pit with a man-made pond that will be kept. Biddlecombe said, “We’ve heard comments that the truck will be filled at the site but that is not the case. The truck will be housed at the building ready to go. There are no field storage tanks at the site. We have placed a well that has a huge water flow – it is servicing just one toilet and one sink in the fire hall.” Biddlecombe added that the only activity at the satellite fire hall would be in case of a call or some training activities. He stressed that this did not lessen the need to replace the main fire hall. An analysis of long-term requirements for the island’s fire protection had suggested a twofire-hall model with the main hall close to the cove and the satellite hall located on the west side. Bill Newport said the Bowen Island Fish and Wildlife Club had a few concerns about Explosives continued, PAGE 2

Shauna Jennings may want to hold onto summer holidays for as long as she can, but on Tuesday morning her son Cole was eager to start a new school year at BICS. There are more back-to-school photos and a story on page 7. Debra Stringfellow photo

Controversial bylaws to get more debate MARCUS HONDRO CONTRIBUTING WRITER

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ouncil has officially rescinded two controversial land use bylaws – steep slopes and environmentally sensitive areas – which will be reviewed and brought forward by the new council after the November elections. On Tuesday afternoon, council acknowledged that many Islanders expressed frustration with the scope of the bylaws.

The bylaws were intended to monitor areas that are at risk of instability, rock fall or soil erosions but many Islanders said they encroach on the rights of landowners to make changes to their land without going through unnecessary expense and red tape. Council discussed options in the afternoon and in an evening meeting voted to rescind the second readings of both bylaws, sending them back to staff with a direction to hold further “infor-

mation, education and consultation meetings” and from there report and make recommendations back to council. The intention is to have this process completed by no later than December 15. Having rescinded the second reading of each of these by-laws again opens them up for the council to debate them with the community. Meanwhile, council passed fourth and final reading of the Official Community Plan update on Tuesday night.

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Before saying goodbye to summer, the Bowen Island Horse Owners and Riders Association enjoyed one more ride along Bowen’s trails and roadways. Drivers’ co-operation was appreciated. Submitted photos

Horses, drivers share the road VIVIAN PEARCE BIHORA

2011 General Local Elections In order to allow mail ballot voting for qualified electors, Bowen Island Municipality will be utilizing Lists of Registered Electors for both resident electors and non-resident property electors during the 2011 local government election. The Municipality is using the current Provincial Voters List prepared by Elections BC as the List for resident electors and has prepared a List for non-resident property electors. ADVANCE ELECTOR REGISTRATION Are you eligible to vote at the upcoming Bowen Island Municipal Election on November 19, 2011? Is your name on the current list of electors? If you are not sure you can find out by calling, emailing or visiting Bowen Island Municipal Hall at the address noted below. The office is open from Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Advance elector registrations will be accepted at Bowen Island Municipal Hall until September 27, 2011. With the exception of registration on voting days, elector registration will not be accepted during the period of September 28 through November 18, 2011 inclusive. ELECTOR QUALIFICATIONS RESIDENT ELECTORS: • a Canadian citizen; AND • age 18 years or older; AND • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; AND • a resident of Bowen Island for at least 30 days before the day of registration; AND • not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.

NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY ELECTIORS: • a Canadian citizen; AND • age 18 years or older; AND • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; AND • a registered owner of real property on Bowen Island for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; AND • not entitled to register as a resident elector; AND • not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law. • If there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a non-resident property elector.

LISTS OF REGISTERED ELECTORS Beginning October 4, 2011 until the close of general voting for the election on November 19, 2011, a copy of the Lists of Registered Electors (resident and non-resident property electors) will, upon signature, be available for public inspection at Bowen Island Municipal Hall during regular office hours, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. An elector may request that their address or other information about them be omitted from or obscured on the List of Electors. OBJECTION TO REGISTRATION OF AN ELECTOR An objection to the registration of a person whose name appears on the list of registered electors may be made in accordance with the Local Government Act between October 4, 2011 until 4:00 p.m. on October 14, 2011. An objection must be in writing and may only be made by a person entitled to be registered as an elector of Bowen Island Municipality can only be made on the basis that the person whose name appears has died or is not qualified to be registered as an elector of the jurisdiction of Bowen Island Municipality. FURTHER INFORMATION on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting: Kathy Lalonde Chief Election Officer

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owen Island Horse Owners and Riders Association had its end-of-summer Hunter Pace event and Social on Monday, Sept. 5. at Evergreen Acres on West Side Road. Members rode on the road and on the trails on a marked course. Being a long weekend there was a lot of car traffic for the horses and riders to contend with. Before the event the association clearly marked the roads with signs to warn drivers that there would be horses on the road and a number of

our riders had high visibility safety vests on, all to make the event safe and give drivers the heads up on horse traffic. The association is so pleased to say that all the drivers slowed down and moved over where ever possible. Riders got lots of waves and smiles and it was so great to have fellow Bowenians show such respect and care in the way they drove. Horses can be unpredictable and spooky on the road and thoughtful drivers make a big difference to every ones safety. A big thanks to you all.

Satellite firehall DP is next step continued, PAGE 1 Creek and drainage. Newport suggested that the water flow from the parking lot should be diverted into the wetlands before it entered Explosives Creek to protect fish-bearing streams and the water licences. He wished his organization to be included in municipal consultation processes. Anne Franc de Ferriere-Chollat asked why some of trees that were cut were not set aside for firewood for needy families. Biddlecombe said, “a lot of the logs are fairly rotten and not that good.” But he conceded that some alder logs could be suitable for firewood. Raef Grohne owns the property next door – and downhill. He said, “In the way the site has been prepped, the ditches and the drainage run into a concrete retaining tank and the outflow of this is directed to our property.” He suggested the creation of a culvert that feeds into the ditch on Adams Road. Grohne said, “The building is perfect for the needs of a fire hall. But because it is an industrial style, metal-clad building, about 18 feet high, we are concerned about two things:

visually, we are looking at this big steel building, and also the noise that is associated with it.” Grohne said it “would be nice to address noise and visual pollution by creating a berm and a fence on top. Foliage will help cut down on those two elements that affect our property... You could put up a chain-link fence and with the metal-clad building, it sort of ruins the whole flavour of having a home, compared to a commercial space.” Biddlecombe said that “there is no thought to add a chain-link perimeter fence. And there are not going to be any lights on the back side of the building; there will be light in the front in case of activity having to take place in form of a call.” He added that the water probably only flows from that property to the ditch from October to May. He expressed the wish to be a good neighbour and saw additional planting as a definite possibility. CAO Brent Mahood noted that the work at the Cromie Rd. site happened in advance of a development permit which will be the next step in the process. But with the conclusion of the public hearing, council will not receive any further input from the public.


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New co-ordinator at youth centre MARCUS HONDRO CONTRIBUTING WRITER

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here’s been a changing of the guard at Bowen Youth Services. Coordinator Matt Neufeld has left to pursue studies at Langara and John Stiver is stepping into the role. Neufeld moved to Bowen two and a half years ago when he was hired by the municipality to oversee the youth centre. Initially it was an adjustment in both lifestyle and attitude, one he happily made and that paid dividends. In Maple Ridge, where he’d worked with youths for nine years, the 32-year-old Neufeld was accustomed to a more frenetic pace. “One of the first things I noticed about Bowen was how quiet and calming it was here,” he said. “When I came here I was a bit high-strung, as any of the youth workers will tell you, but over time the youth and staff’s calming charm rubbed off on me and I learned to relax.” The affable Neufeld turned into a big fan of local kids. “What I will miss most about this island are the youth here. Their energy, politeness, and positive attitudes are a real testament to this community and Bowen Island is truly lucky to have this group of youth.” Stiver won the job over some 38 applicants. The decision to go with Stiver, who lives on Bowen,

was in large part motivated by his great attitude and years of teaching music to young people, Neufeld says. There were, he adds, strong candidates for the committee to select from. Stiver is a talented musician who runs his own music company, Fatback Music. He is grateful he’s landed a job that suits his lifestyle and his family – wife Abbey-Jane McGrath and kids Hudson and Wylie – and that enables him to contribute to the lives of the island’s youth. Stiver has a team of youth workers to help him along: Josh Van Dyke, Leigh-Ann Froats, Iona Buchan, and Kat Bernards. While he doesn’t intend to simply rest on the past successes of Neufeld and staff, he won’t be making wholesale changes. “I am excited to continue on with the great programs that Matt and the staff have put into place, as well as come up with some new programming ideas,” he said in an email interview. “I’m looking forward to working with the kids, and expanding the Youth Centre’s music program.” The youth centre is open for kids age 12 to 18 on Thursday from 4-7 and Friday and Saturdays from 6-10. There are monthly trips and periodic socials and dances. More information is available at bowenyouthcentre.ca .

John Stiver is the new youth centre coordinator now that Matt Neufeld is going back to school. Marcus Hondro photo

Thank you, Dorothy! When Dorothy Lawson and her husband Eric moved to Bowen Island, she quickly put her skills as a conservator and teacher to work as a volunteer with Bowen Island Historians and Archives. Now she’s retiring and Bev Underhill hosted a party in her honour.

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owen Island Historians recently bid a reluctant farewell to long-time archivist Dorothy Lawson with an informal gathering at the home of president Bev Underhill. Dorothy has been involved in every aspect of the Historians’ steady progress since 1979 when she and her husband and fellow conservator Eric Lawson moved to the island. At that point, the Historians had published their ambitious book: Bowen Island: 1872-1972 and, as a result of their research, were storing a goodly amount of historical material in their homes. They were presenting monthly programs for members and friends, preparing exhibits for other agencies and working with the local school. Each year saw fundraising events to be presented. Dorothy was a key part of it all. Dorothy’s extensive background in teaching was topped by her training as a professional conservator. Her specialty was conservation of paper, paintings, etc. and she had worked at a number of museums. Over the years, her skills were of ongoing use to the active group. She was involved in the purchase of a Snug Cove lot to house a future museum. The lot’s humble little cottage was rented to pay for the mortgage. Eventually, they were able to create a

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storage building to hold the historical material previously housed in private homes. The onestorey building became the first location of the archives and was opened in 1994. Not long after that, the small building was raised and refurbished. As the lower floor became the museum and the upper floor the archives, Dorothy was the key person in developing the two services. Finding grant monies and job grants became important and Dorothy was an active part of that process. Dorothy’s abilities in the computer world meant that she could plan and utilize contemporary approaches to material access. Data bases were created for photographs, for biographical information and more. Dorothy was the one who knew what was needed and when. Her pleasure in research meant that she was always delighted when she helped someone solve a historical problem. Many productive years have gone by and now it’s 2011. Dorothy has decided that it’s time for her to retire and her fellow Historians are sad to see her go. They will miss her personality and her ability to work with many kinds of people but are supremely appreciative of her major role in the on-going progress of Bowen Island’s Community Museum and Archives, a valuable island resource.

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rivers may have noticed more horses than usual alongside the roads on the west side of the island on Labour Day. Evergreen Acres was hosting a Hunter Pace Event for BIHORA and so eight horses and riders were setting off at intervals to traverse a marked course incorporating roads and trails around the area. We all had a wonderful time with just a few flighty moments (from the horses). It was a pleasure to see a few fresh faces – some of our newer riders, friends and families. When we were talking through the days’ events at the “social” after the ride we all agreed that

almost all the drivers who passed us on the roads had been particularly considerate and careful – passing us “Slow and Wide” and taking care not to spook the horses. We would like to thank you all for your thoughtful driving, it certainly makes the whole experience of riding alongside Bowen’s roads not quite so challenging, especially if one has a young or nervous horse. We really appreciate the great trail systems that are available there on the island but getting there along the roads can be quite nerve-wracking. So thank you again all you kind and thoughtful drivers you helped us have a great day! Christine Miller

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eptember 7 marked the one-year anniversary of a huge event for our family: our arrival home, our family all on one continent. This year has been amazing for us. But we cannot celebrate our family without celebrating Bowen Island, and how our neighbours here supported us not only during our year in Ghana, but also when we arrived home. A huge thank you to Bowen! We won the lottery by living here amongst you all. Andrea, Michael & boys The Undercurrent is published every Friday by Black Press Group Ltd. All Advertising and news copy content are copyright of the Undercurrent Newspaper. All editorial content submitted to the Undercurrent becomes the property of the publication. The undercurrent is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts, art work and photographs. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada, through the Publications Assistance Program (PAP) toward our mailing costs. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) for our publishing activities.

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noticed at Bowfest that a group of people who want to start their own political party for the next municipal election had a booth to promote the idea. I think that the prospect that party politics, rather than independent candidates, may soon dominate island affairs should give us all a reason to pause. For the first time ever, a registered political party will run a slate of its own chosen candidates. Will those candidates be answerable to the party first and to the voters second? Clearly, since the party will presumably be the source of funding for each candidate, it will expect the loyalty of its representatives after they are elected. But who will be pulling the strings of those party representatives on council? And where is the money coming from? One problem is that an electoral organization only has to disclose its financial sources after the election is over. Slate politics represents a dangerous concentration of money and power in Bowen Island’s public affairs. I like to think that we are still a place where the challenges that face us can be met by independent individuals of high caliber who are committed to the whole community. Having backroom operators issue instructions that elected representatives must follow, even if those councillors personally disagree, hardly seems appropriate for the Bowen Island that many people know and love. Sincerely, Eric Sherlock

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es or no? The national park question must be honest and simple. In last week’s Undercurrent, OneBowen presented a persuasive case for holding the long-promised community vote on the national park as soon as possible. They were responding to a scheme by some council members to delay the vote until the November municipal election. We agree with OneBowen that the national park vote should be held before the municipal election. But the wording of the question is of equal – and possibly greater – importance. Bowen Islanders have endured two years of studies, surveys, negotiations, committee reports, public meetings and citizen petitions. Few of these have been reflected in council’s actions or Parks Canada’s proposal. The recently unveiled revised park concept is as vague as the previous preliminary concept. Neither offers or guarantees specifics concerning real, tangible benefits to Bowen or credible details on resolution of problems such as ferry overloading. Now it is time for absolute clarity. Bowen Island voters deserve a direct and unam-

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biguous question on our ballots: Are you in favour of a national park on Bowen Island? Yes or no. It is likely that some members of council will want to devise a different question, such as “Are you in favour of continuing negotiations with Parks Canada?” This would only prolong current divisions and hamstring progress on other issues of critical importance to the community. Or else, council may add “conditions” to a yes/no question, such as, “Would you be in favour of the park if it provides x, y or z?” Wording like this is confusing, open to misinterpretation and yet another lightning rod for voter outrage. (If the conditions are not met, would the vote be nullified?) The question is simple: Do we want a national park on Bowen? Whether for or against, it’s up to Bowen Islanders to decide, and the sooner the better. Given that this will be Bowen Islander’s last opportunity to participate, council must not obfuscate or avoid this question. Let’s keep it honest and simple.

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nother successful summer of Mini Club, Club Bowen and Bowen Adventurers Daycamps has wrapped up at Bowen Island Community Recreation. We would like to extend a very special thank you to all of our summer staff who plan the camps, supervise the children, and make it all happen. There were many happy young faces leaving camp every day this summer and that is a tribute to their dedication, hard work, and commitment to the families of Bowen Island. Thank you Devon McLeod, Amos Rosen, Rosie Ander, Rachael Crowley and Taylor Thompson. The camps could not run as smoothly without the help of our Leaders in Training. We had 18 youth volunteers who took part in a training session, sponsored by First Credit Union, and volunteered with the camps for a grand total of 1,600 hours. The LITs are

crucial to assisting the daycamp leaders with preparations of crafts, games, and all the activities that happen throughout the day. A special thank you to our instructors who provided more specialized camps throughout the summer as well. Sarah Bristow, Tobi Volkmann, Spencer Reid and Bailey Jones all helped to offer soccer camps. Sarah also ran three weeks of hockey camps. Burle Sutton Konopa and Ryley McLeod spent countless hours with preschoolers and the Playcare program was a lively place thanks to Sharon Sluggett, Bailey Jones and Emily Hauner. The swimming pool splashed with delight thanks to Billi Behm and Madeline Jones. We would like to thank the Tunstall Bay Club Association for the use of the pool once again. And so now, we move into fall with a new guide full of fall and winter activities. Registration is now open. Get out and play more. Shauna Jennings, Community Recreation Programmer

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cats down when we needed a new home and to Sandy Stevenson for her help in my home and her companionship which I shall cherish always.” • Ten Years Ago, the Undercurrent of rom the Bowen Archives comes this touchSeptember 7, 2001 introduced Irene Lappi, ing letter printed in one of the October the new owner of Union Hair Company. Her 1983 Undercurrents. It came from Winifred extensive background began with three years of Robertson, a new resident of Dogwood Lodge, training in her native Finland. She worked with Burnaby and captures the island experiences fashion shows, movies and photographic stuof many others: “I was nine years old when I dios. She’s travelled a goodly amount and she’s first saw Bowen Island and I fell in love with lived in Australia’s Perth and Melbourne as well it immediately. My brother Gordon and I spent as South Africa’s Johannesburg and Cape Town. our summer holidays on the beaches and in the She came to Canada in 1975. She enjoys the out water. Our parents brought us back year after of doors – summer or winter — and loves learnlovely year. The last day of each holiday on ing about new things. • The municipality Bowen, I howled and carried on so much island was about to receive 20 acres slated for that my parents threatened to never come Neighbours a municipal park; the land, coming as an back again. amenity from John Reid, would include “When I reached 16, they told us as we wetlands, ponds, trails, viewpoints and were leaving, that we wouldn’t be back woods. The remaining land would be subagain. This set off another storm of prodivided into seven 2.5 parcels. • A long test and I vowed that I would come back article from Katalina Bernards listed the again one day and stay forever. My mothmany islanders who helped make a rousing er just laughed and said, ‘Then you’d betsuccess of Katalina’s one-woman show on ter marry a millionaire.” That was 1915 the life of noted actress Sarah Bernhardt. and 53 years later, I returned to Bowen • Local health resources included doctors Island to live, minus the millionaire. Lorne Bueckert and Leah Cline, dentist Gloria “Each day I kept a record of sorts... the Chao, homeopath Tamara Pearl, dietitian Ellen week’s highlights and activities... and wildlife... MacKay, massage therapist Jennifer Berry, physthe birds and the friendly residents. When my iotherapist Pat Grohne, family therapist Lisa eyesight began to fail me, I had to give it up Shatzky, traditional Chinese medicine specialbut folks kept dropping in to visit and to chat ist Catherine Shaw, physiotherapist Claudia and I was never lonely. Sometimes the sign of Scrivener, homeopath Mary McDonagh, chiwinter drawing near would worry me but even ropractor Dean Greenwood, therapist Naomi when the snow drifted across my doorstep and Serrano, physiotherapist Julie Gerhardt, social I couldn’t open my door, someone dug me out! worker Mary Leslie, and skin specialist Morag. Living alone became more difficult as my health • Birthdays September 11 through September deteriorated and I had to depend on more and 23: Betsy Hodgins leads off with a September more of a lot of you to survive. I’m sure I tried 11 birthday and is followed by Sheilagh Sparks your patience many times but you never showed on September 12. On September 13, there’s anything but understanding and concern. I will Bruce Steele, Shawna Smith, Kenneth Wright, never be able to thank you all enough. Sean Delaney and Nick Kyle. On September “I didn’t know the morning I left that I would 14, there’s Charlie Hogan and Myah Grundy not be returning. It was a beautiful morning, and on September 15, there’s Greg Seed. On the trees in vivid fall colours and the water as September 16, the birthdays are for Braedon smooth as glass. In the 15 years that I have been Smith, Raia Landry, Karen Redmond and on Bowen, I have crossed the water many times Kristen Watson. On September 17: Judith but have never tired of the ferry ride. Ships have McBride, Ryan Singleton, Nicholas Walsh plus always been of great interest to me and I shall twins Ry and Elan Davies. September 18 is a miss the ferries and their crew who were always busy day: there are birthdays for Jan Bakker, so helpful to me. Bob Adams, Jim Dorman, Reg Norris and Elsa “There will always be a special place in my Anne Heath. September 19 is the special day heart for Bowen, “ Paradise Island’, and its warm for Jane Kellett and Alexandra Forbes. Bruce and caring people. Thank you to all of you who Haggerstone’s birthday on September 20 is folmade it possible for me to live alone and to reallowed by Ross Davidson’s on September 21. Lee ize my dream. These were truly the best years Baskerville has the last birthday on September of my life! A special thank you to the Locks, 22. Next birthday list will be in the September 23 to Ellen Dorman for her care and friendship, Undercurrent. to Lil Hooper for her invaluable help with the • The Last Word: September has always been ‘Cat Fund’ for my ‘strays’, to Duncan and Frieda a popular month for weddings so I can tell Moffat who shared their hearts, their home you that more than 30 island couples have a and their garden with me for 13 lovely years, September wedding anniversary. Best wishes! to Alex McLennan who didn’t turn me and my Welcome to Island Neighbours - stories of Island history, people, activities and events.

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E: Completion of Official Community Plan is a milestone for Community Council gave final reading to the Official Community Plan (OCP) on September 6. This updates our previous plan from 1996, brings it within legislative requirements with respect to climate change initiatives, and confirms the community’s vision for future planning for our island community. During the extensive consultation process, the public indicated its strong support for protection of environmental diversity, preservation of our “leafy, green oasis”, while still encouraging a vibrant social and caring community. Next steps? The council’s job in the next term will be to set the priorities for implementation of this plan (section 11 of OCP). Some of the tasks ahead (to name a few) are Snug Cove water supply study, implementation of Snug Cove Village Plan, implementation of key components of Cultural Master Plan (Bowen Island Arts Council as the lead), completion of an Economic Development Plan (Chamber of Commerce as the lead), improved waste management, Belterra co-housing proposal and method for tracking density reallocation on the island.

In addition, there are some amendments required to the Land Use Bylaw to bring this bylaw in line with the new OCP. These include the guidelines for the development permit areas established in the new OCP. At the public hearing on July 9, Council listened to the concerns of the public on the intrusiveness of the ESA and steep slopes bylaws (setting out the guidelines for these DP areas) and have responded (see July 25 council minutes) by directing staff to bring back recommendations for these bylaws, with instructions to reduce and minimize the impact on existing private properties and homes that are captured by these development permit areas. Council will consider these recommendations in September. Lots ahead to think about. For now, I applaud and congratulate the members of the OCP steering committee for a job well done, including the valuable contributions of the consultant planner, Dave Witty. As an island resident and member of council, I am grateful for the willingness of others to participate and volunteer their valuable time in making things happen in our community. We are much richer for this. Yours truly Councillor Nerys Poole

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Young islanders sail into the record books MARCUS HONDRO CONTRIBUTING WRITER

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he Royal Vancouver Yacht Club’s 26th Commodore Cup at RVYC was held from Aug. 30 to Sept. 3 and was a special one for Bowen. The Island sent 11 competitors to the event. It is the largest regatta of its kind in the country and the most sailors Bowen has ever sent to compete. “My best experience was probably just being on the water sailing with everyone else,” said 13 yearold Devon Thomson who won the Laser 2 Fleet class along with partner Perry Carrol. “I also enjoyed the technique of trapezing, which is when you hang off the boat in a harness being held by a wire to keep it from capsizing.” All but one Bowen kid competed under the Bowen Yacht Club banner. Ten-year-old Mait ‘the Maitman’ Davis trains here and at West Van Yacht club and competed under the WVYC banner. The head coach of the Bowen team, Claire Rawlinson, took part in the regatta for Bowen while she was herself a young(er) sailor. Florrie Levine, whose son is

Mait and whose daughter Fineen coached in the regatta, said the Commodore is held annually to “bring together novice sailboat racers from sailing programs all over the Lower Mainland to compete in a fun and supportive environment.” Each year there are over 150 competitors. Bowen owned the Laser 2 event as Islanders Keona Wishart and Callum Cole finished behind Thomson and Carrol in 2nd and Bowen’s James McElwee was third in a Hollyburn boat with Alex Zastre; Bowen sailors Santana Rutherford and Tara Cole fought hard to get fourth. McElwee did Bowen even more proud by also winning the regatta’s best sportsperson award. Events were in five different classes: Optimist, Laser, Laser Radial, 420, Laser 2. Other Bowen kids who competed in the regatta were Kye Jensen and Caelan Thomson, who both sailed solo in Laser Radials, and Robert Torok. “This was my first time competing in any sailing race,” Devon Thomson said. “And I’d do it again without any hesitation.”

These 11 Bowen young sailors, head coach Claire Rawlinson and coach Fineen Davis did the Island proud by competing in the esteemed RVYC Commodore Cup. Julie Jensen photos

Island gymnasts join 20,000 athletes in Lausanne LISA BROUGHAM BI GYMNASTIC CLUB

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fter years of training together in the BICS gym, eight gymnasts from Bowen Island ventured to Lausanne, Switzerland for the 2011 World Gymnaetrada event in July. They were representing Canada at one of the biggest mass sports events in the world. Held every four years, World Gymnaestrada brings together more than 20,000 gymnasts from 55 different countries for 10 days of trendsetting and spectacular gymnastics performances. Long-time competitive Bowen Island senior gymnasts Lissy Allan, Callie Brougham, Katie Brougham, Maia Blomberg, Ashley Murphy, Shilanne Steadmances, Neela Todd and Chelsea Hillhouse performed a physically demanding eight-minute group gymnastics routine on three

separate days. Beyond the world-level gymnastics performances, the experience of attending this event will be savoured for its celebratory spirit and the daily cultural exchanges we enjoyed with athletes from around the world. The gymnasts, along with coaches Lisa Brougham and Connie Sherman, and chaperones Melina Blomberg and Yukiko Hillhouse, had the experience of a lifetime that will remain indelibly engraved in our memories. The team would like to thank Bowen Island Gymnastics and the Bowen Island community and businesses for their support. A slide show of the trip is planned for early October. Meanwhile, the fall recreational gymnastics registration is on Friday, September 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at BICS gym. For more information email ljbrougham@look.ca.

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Eden takes a break from climbing the playground equipment in the minutes before the first school bell rang.

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He runs like religion, sprinting up hills with an 80-pound timber hoisted on a shoulder, peeling off dirty wool socks and rolling up his trousers in sub-zero temperatures to race barefoot in the snow.” Margaret died on September 9, 2009, at age 43, after a four-year battle with breast cancer. The book, A Voice for Many, is a compilation of her articles, with introductions by more than 40 individuals working in the areas of social justice and business. A resident of Toronto Island, Margaret stayed on Bowen Island twice during the years she had cancer, and it had a special place in her heart. The book is dedicated to her four children, and proceeds will go to a charity of their choice, Inspire Health, an integrated approach to cancer treatment, healing and recovery in British Columbia. The book launch for A Voice for Many by Margaret Philp (edited by Janis Sarra) is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 18, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bowen Island Lodge, 380 Cardena Drive. Speakers include Susanna Braund, Kimberley Noble, Margot Young, Shannon Jackson and Janis Sarra. Advance tickets only: $15 to attend or $36 to attend, receive a copy of the book, a glass of wine and antipasti. Advance tickets at Phoenix or please contact jrforbes@ shaw.ca or sarra@lawubc.ca.

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• Post Partum Support Group: Meets 2 evenings/mo. A Family Place program. (604) 947-2717

• Drop-in Meditation Circle 7:15 p.m. in the yurt at 903 Windjammer. Call Lisa 947-2246.

• Weight Watchers: Collins Hall. 6:15-7:15 p.m. For info call Angie 947-2880.

• Family Clay: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cloudflower Clayworks at Artisan Square, phone 604-947-2522 to register.

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• Bowen Island Library: Hours: Tues., Fri., Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wed. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs. 7 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sun. noon-4 p.m. Closed Mondays. • B. I. Community Museum & Archives: For appt. call 947-2655 or 947-2440. • Knick Knack Nook: Thurs. Mon. 9 to 2:30 or 3

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NOTICE OF 2011 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 26, 2011. The following properties will be included in the Sale unless delinquent taxes, plus interest, are sooner paid: Folio Number Legal Description

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2011 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS NOTICE OF NOMINATION PUBLIC NOTICE is given to the electors of Bowen Island Municipality that nominations for the offices of:

MAYOR - one (1) to be elected COUNCILLORS - six (6) to be elected MUNICIPAL TRUSTEES FOR ISLANDS TRUST COUNCIL - two (2) to be elected will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person, as follows:

9:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 4, 2011 to 4:00 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2011 during regular business hours and excluding Statutory Holidays and weekends at: Bowen Island Municipal Hall 981 Artisan Lane Bowen Island, B.C. V0N 1G0

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 4:30 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 the 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.

Candidate information packages, containing the appropriate nomination forms and procedures, are available at Bowen Island Municipal Hall during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meeting the following criteria: ± Canadian Citizen; ± 18 years of age or older; ± resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and ± not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office. FURTHER INFORMATION on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting: Kathy Lalonde Lisa Wrinch Chief Election Officer Deputy Chief Election Officer Bowen Island Municipality 981 Artisan Lane Bowen Island, B.C. V0N 1G0 Tel: 604-947-4255 Fax: 604-947-0193 E-mail: bim@bimbc.ca


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INDEX IN BRIEF FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . . . . . . 1-8 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . 9-57 TRAVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-76 CHILDREN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-98 EMPLOYMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . 203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK . . . . . . . . . . . 453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE . . . . . . 503-587 REAL ESTATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 603-696 RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 703-757 AUTOMOTIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 804-862 MARINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 903-920

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Advertise across Advertise across the the Advertise across the Lower Mainland Mainland in Lower in lower mainland in the 18 18 best-read the best-read thecommunity 17 best-read community community newspapers and newspapers and newspapers. dailies. 53 dailies. ON THE WEB: ON THE WEB:

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES BE YOUR OWN BOSS with Great Canadian Dollar Store. New franchise opportunities in your area. Call 1-877-388-0123 ext. 229 or visit our website: www.dollarstores.com today. COKE & CANDY Vending Route. Local Hi-Traffic Locations. Earn $40+ per year. Fast & Safe Investment Return. Secure Your FutureBe the Boss! Factory Direct Pricing 1-888-579-0892 Must Sell GET FREE VENDING MACHINES. Can earn $100,000.00 + per year. Multiple Revenue Streams + National Profit Sharing. Dealers now being appointed. For Details CALL 866-668-6629 or WWW.TCVEND.COM HOME BASED BUSINESS We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. www.project4wellness.com

MMAR 44 plant Cannabis Grower, Licence available to established Medical Grower. tony.a@telus.net WANTED 5 CRAZY WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS. Slow down your aging/Speed up your income. CALL NOW 24/7. Recorded message. 1855-314-4450

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES CLEAR ENVIRONMENTAL is seeking individuals to join our team. Responsibilities: Water and soil sample collection and field analysis, drilling waste sampling, analysis, disposal supervision. Pre and post site assessments. Qualifications: Post secondary degree or diploma. Oilfield experience is an asset. Required equipment is a reliable 4X4, lap top computer, GPS, camera. Send resume to: hr@ceslp.ca referencing contract Environmental Field Technicians in the subject line.

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INFORMATION

ATTENTION RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SURVIVORS! If you received the CEP (Common Experience Payment), you may be eligible for further Cash Compensation. To see if you qualify, phone toll free 1877-988-1145 now. Free service! COMEDY & STAGE SHOWS for Staff Parties, Christmas Parties, Conventions, Community Clubs, Banquets. Booking for Christmas & 2012. Popovich Productions 25 years in business. Toll free 1-888856-9282. DIAL-A-LAW: access free information on BC law. 604-687-4680; 1.800.565.5297; ww.dialalaw.org (audio available). LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE: need a lawyer? Learn more by calling 604-6873221; 1.800.663.1919

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Class 1 City P&D Drivers required for Lower Mainland runs. Full-time opportunity. Start Now! Contact Carl 1-888-453-2813 or E-mail: Carl.constam@hrtrans.com

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AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783 CLASSES Starting Sept. 12th. Register now for Natural Health Practitioner, Day Spa Practitioner, Holistic Practitioner. www.naturalhealthcollege.com. 604-682-7991

PERSONALS

DATING SERVICE. LongTerm/Short-Term Relationships, Free to Try!!! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #4011 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call: 1-866-311-9640 or #4010. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877804-5381. (18+).

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TIMESHARE

ASK YOURSELF, what is your TIMESHARE worth? We will find a buyer/renter for CA$H. NO GIMMICKS JUST RESULTS! w w w . B u y AT i m e s h a r e . c o m (888)879-7165

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1.888.546.2886 Visit: www.lovecars.ca INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Locations in Alberta & BC. Hands on real world training. Full sized equipment. Job placement assistance. Funding available. www.iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853

ONLINE, ACCREDITED, web design training, administered by the Canadian Society for Social Development. Learn web design from the comfort of your home! Apply today at www.ibde.ca

TRAVEL

HUGHSON TRUCKING INC. is looking for Class 1 Super-B flatdeck drivers. Safety and Performance Bonuses, benefits package, drug & alcohol policy. 2 years experience preferred. We will provide transportation to Southern Alberta. Call 1 800 647 7995 ext 228 or fax resume to 403 647 2763

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We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-7235051.

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

SEEKING blenz supervisor. Post Secondary & related exp req’d. $13.5/hr. Resume to job.blenzvan01.@gmail.com

TRADES, TECHNICAL

FULL-TIME Machinist - Manual Lathe Min. 10 years exp., able to work with close tolerances of /-0.001 on material upto 28” dia., must be able to read/understand engineering drawings, and familiar with different materials. Good wage and benefits package available. Fax resume to 604-275-0548 or email: pseltd@pacificsupportltd.com

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

NEED CASH TODAY? ✓ Do you Own a Car? ✓ Borrow up to $20000.00 ✓ No Credit Checks! ✓ Cash same day, local office www.REALCARCASH.com

Ducks Unlimited Canada is recruiting volunteers for its upcoming fundraising dinner and auction. Meet new people, gain experience and help a great cause. If interested contact:

Tyler Olson Cell: 604-341-0672 Email: t_olson@ducks.ca

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ELECTRICAL

#1167 $25 service call, BBB Lge & small jobs. Expert trouble shooter, WCB. Low rates 24/7 604-617-1774 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

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HEALTH PRODUCTS

MOVING & STORAGE

329 PAINTING & DECORATING AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

Bergamonte- The Natural Way To Improve Your Glucose, Cholesterol & Cardiovascular Health! Call today to find out how to get a free bottle with your order.! 888-470-5390 NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT? $5,000 For Your Success Story.Personal Image TV Show. Call to Qualify: 416-730-5684 ext 2243. Joanna@mertontv.ca. www.mertontv.ca.

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MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees needed! Hospitals & Dr.’s need medical office & medical admin staff. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-748-4126.

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AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAVE UP TO 70% Of Your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not your creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca CAN’T GET UP your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591. GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

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HELP WANTED

FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944

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A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 7yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com

TREE SERVICES

Tree removal done RIGHT! • Tree & Stump Removal • Certified Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 Info: www.treeworksonline.ca info@treeworksonline.ca 10% OFF with this AD

PETS 477

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. We move - We ship - We recycle. Senior- Student Discount available. 604-721-4555 or 604-800-9488.

PERSONAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

604-777-5046

VOLUNTEERS

MARINE MECHANIC required. Specialized in Honda or Yamaha outboards. $25 to $30 per hour plus benefits. Apply in person to Colleen Cox or e-mail resume in Port Hardy to: macandal@telus.net

TICKETED WELDERS & FABRICATORS req’d for Jobbing/Repair Shop. Experience w/Stick, Mig, Tig, Mechanical. Work solo or team environment in Sundre Alberta. Wage $70,000-$80,000/yr. DOE+ benefits. Fax resume 403-6384649 or email: fmachine@telus.net

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VERY BUSY Service Department. Frontier Peterbilt Sales Estevan SK.has immediate openings for truck and transport technicians, engine experience an asset. Top wages and benefits. Please send resume’s attention John Murie.e-mail: jmurie@frontierpeterbilt.com. fax: 306-636-6321. bcclassified.com

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LEMARE GROUP is currently seeking a loader/hoechucker operator for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time union wages. Email resumes to office@lemare.ca or fax to 250-956-4888.

TRADES, TECHNICAL

TRANS Carrier Ltd in Fort St John is looking for a 4th year apprentice or journeyman mechanic with transport experience. We encourage 2nd and 3rd year apprentices to apply as well. Contact James; jconway@tcltd.ca. Affordable housing is available. Supply resume & abstract.

PERSONAL SERVICES

PETS

AMERICAN Bulldog PUPS NKC reg, vet checked, abpups@gmail.com 604-819-6249 Boston Terriers pups, ckc reg, vet checked, reputable breeder, excellent pedigree. (604)794-3786 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. Working line. Black and black & tan. $650. 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602 GERMAN SHEPHERD, pure bred 3 yr. old, male. $100. Not neutered. (604)942-7585 778-881-8381 Sam LAB PUPS, Chocolate, $700. vet ch, dew-claws rem. 1st shots, dewormed. qual. lines (604)702-0217 LAB/Retriever, born June 23. family raised. Dewormed, $350. Call (604)795-7257. No sun. calls NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com NEO MASTIFF PUPS ready to go, shots, dewormed, tails docked, Call for details (604)615-2682 PITT BULL PUPS, 3 females, vet checked, 1st shots, 2 mo. $350/ea Call: 604-217-6551 POMERANIAN PUREBRED DOGS. 7 months, 8 months and 9 months in age. WEIGHT 5-7 POUNDS. www.wigglypaws.ca CALL 250-423-4843 EMAIL: whitepoms@shaw.ca Poochie, super fluffy, 10wks, tiny toy, vet check, 1st shot, m-$750, f-$850. 1(604)354-3003 lv message or email: dinkytoi@hotmail.ca PRESA CANARIO P/B UKC, fem’s $250 Special. Both parents approx. 120 to 150 lbs. Call 778-552-1525.

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PETS

YELLOW LAB PUPS. 8 weeks old, ready to go. Vet checked, 1st. shots. Parents on site. $500. 604-852-6176 Abbts

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 518

BUILDING SUPPLIES

SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT.

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FURNITURE

MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

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MEDICAL SUPPLIES

DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL BUILDINGS Priced to Clear - Make an Offer! Ask About Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

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MISC. FOR SALE

A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1866-884-7464 Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510 ****TIME4PAINTING**** We provide quality services at a exceptional price. No Job is to big or to small, increase the value of your home today. Call us for your FREE Estimate: 604-512-3129

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PAVING/SEAL COATING

ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

An amazing opportunity awaits you... Advertising Representative

The successful candidate will have sales experience - preferably in the advertising or retail industry. You are a team player and will be called upon to grow an existing account list. Good interpersonal skills are a must and experience is an asset. The position requires a highly creative individual with an ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.

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HELP WANTED

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

The Bowen Island Undercurrent newspaper has an outstanding opportunity to develop a rewarding career in advertising and marketing.The candidate must have the ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service.

Bring the family! Sizzling Summer Specials at Florida’s Best Beach! New Smyrna Beach, FL. See it all t: www.nsbfla.com/bonjour or call 1800-214-0166

COMMERCIAL TRANSPORT MECHANIC, certification required. Dynamic manufacturing & processing company in Vancouver is currently accepting resumes. Competitive wage and benefits. Email resumes to rpretorius@wcrl.com

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FITTERS/WELDERS for fabrication of structural and plate work for a mining equipment manufacturer. Good wages and health benefits. Located in Vernon, BC. Send resumes to jobs@westpromachinery.com or fax to 250-549-6735.

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Please submit your resume with cover letter by September 30th, 2011. To: Ad Manager, North Shore Outlook admanager@northshoreoutlook.com fax 604 903-1001 #104 – 980 West 1st Street North Vancouver, B.C. V7P 3N4

Advertising Sales Consultant The Award-Winning Outlook newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Advertising Sales Consultant. The candidate must have the ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service. The winning candidate will be a team player and will be called upon to aggressively grow an existing account list. The ability to work in an extremely fast-paced environment with a positive attitude is a must. The successful candidate will have sales experience, preferably in the advertising industry. The position offers a great work environment with a competitive salary, commission plan and strong benefits package. The Outlook is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest independent print media company with more than 170 community, daily and urban newspapers across Canada and the United States. Please submit your resume with cover letter by Friday, September 29, 2011. To: Ad Manager, North Shore Outlook admanager@northshoreoutlook.com fax 604 903-1001 #104 – 980 West 1st Street North Vancouver, B.C. V7P 3N4


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It’s time to reach for the SKY PAM STIMPSON SENIORS KEEPING YOUNG

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n Monday September 12, Seniors Keeping Young (SKY) will be commencing its fall season. This is the only seniors organization, run by seniors on Bowen Island, (55 years and up!) and has been well attended every Monday for many years. It begins with line dancing at 9 a.m., gentle exercises at 9:45 for 45 minutes, followed by an optional singsong and time to have refreshments and meet one another. From 11 a.m. to noon, there are many interesting speakers and presentations are made on a variety of top-

ics. These presentations are open to all ages and are advertised weekly in the calendar section of The Undercurrent. The speaker on September 12 is Dr. Andrea Kaufman on “Ageing Mindfully”. There is a drop-in fee of $2 to cover speakers and refreshments and an optional yearly $5 membership fee which allows a discount on the cost of outings which are arranged throughout the year. Last year we saw the Christmas lights at the Van Dusen Gardens, visited the Railway Museum, the Brittania Mining Museum, and the Museum of Anthropolgy at U.B.C. More interesting trips are planned for the coming year.

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he Garden Club invites all Islanders to their last open garden of the year. The hosts are Betsy and Brian Hodgins of 228 David Road. The Hodgins bought the property in 1976 and, in retirement after 2001, made the garden a special focus. This is waterfront property facing due east and therefore receiving the brunt of the wet winter South Easters. A cliff on the northern boundary provides protection from the Squamish winds and hosts the ground-clinging small but succulent native blackberry. A series MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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MISC. FOR SALE

RED ENVELOPE - Unique & Personalized Gifts for All Your Friends & Family! Starting at $19.95. Visit www.redenvelope.com/Jewel for an extra 20% off or Call 1-888-4735407 SAVE ON HEATING! YUKON Warm Air Furnaces. Wood/Oil Wood/Electric - Wood only. Certified for Canada. Call for factory direct pricing & brochure. 1-800-3580060. www.yukon-eagle.com.

REAL ESTATE

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

TRANSPORTATION 806

ACREAGE

82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. www.bchomesforsale.com/ view/lonebutte/ann/

615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY BUILDING SALE... “”ROCK BOTTOM PRICES”” 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers DIRECT 1-800-668-5422.

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AUTO FINANCING

AUTO SERVICES

FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery. INSTANT AUTO CREDIT We can finance your auto loan in minutes, you Drive Home Now or we deliver to BC & Alberta www.DriveHomeNow.com WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in August, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-5936095.

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RECREATIONAL

RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, (70 Mile House) .83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake. Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good fishing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-3950599. (Please see bchomesforsale.com/70mile/frank.)

RECREATIONAL/SALE

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Complete $25,000. (604)466-4956 after 11am - 10pm

58 CA$H for CAR$ No Wheels -No Problem! Servicing the Fraser Valley 604-746-2855

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

2003 31.5’ Citation 5th wheel R/L, 2 tip outs, bike hitch, loaded. $25,900. Call (604)796-9074

CAMPER & TRUCK

1976 GMC 3/4 Ton Sierra Classic Camper Special. 149 Miles. Collector status. 1999 Slumber Queen Adventurer Camper, WS model with all trimmings, 13’’ Sansui TV, queen bed 8’ awning. Excellent Condition. Call for more info. $12,500/both. 604-535-5777 or 604-785-6827

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

MOTORCYCLES

2002 TRIUMPH TROPHY. Low k’s, new battery, runs good. $4,700. Call 604-217-3479; 778-880-0233.

RECREATIONAL/SALE

1991 30 Coachman travel trailer full bed&bath, a/c, f/s, oak kitchen slps 6, pics avail. $5500 604-855-8606

Aromatherapy & Natural NaturalDay DaySpa Spa Aromatherapy & 205 www.nbscare.com 205Lonsdale Lonsdale Avenue Avenue •• www.nbscare.com

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

UNCLASSIFIED

BOWEN Island spacious 3 BR house, F/P, play area, W/D, N/S pet OK. Avail Oct 1 $1250/mo. Call 604-837-1700 ------------------BOWEN Island, 1 BR Grd flr, sep entry, full kit, F/P, W/D, N/S, pet neg. Ideal for single person. Avail now. $750/mo. Call 604-837-1700 -------------------Rent both units – ideal for large family for $ 1750/mo. Call 604-837-1700

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288

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According to numerous sources including www.breastcancerfund.org, there are many Cancer causing ingredients being used in modern Skincare. However, there is an alternative. Natural Beauty Skincare® is the alternative Skincare line recommended by Naturopathic doctors. It is 100% natural, gov’t tested, and delivers fantastic results. Locally hand made since 1994, with pure botanical oils and natural preservatives, there is a product for everyone, with any type of skin. The store also carries a fantastic baby-care line, body lotions, massage oils, soaps, foot products, and more. Also available at Whole Foods & Capers Markets.

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TRANSPORTATION

125,000m, 35 ft. Exc cond. Fully loaded with Gear Vendor trans, including tow car 1997 Saturn 107,000k with Brake Buddy tow kit. New fridge, new front tires, 7000 watt onon. generator, hydraulic levelers.

CARS - DOMESTIC

05 ACURA RSX pristine condition. 44,000 km economical/dependable, sporty, lady driven, 5 spd. $14,700 obo. 604-538-2239. W. Rk. 2003 TOYOTA COROLLA, silver, a/c, 5 spd, no accidents, exc cond, $6500. Call: (604)599-0170 OKANAGAN’S Largest Used Car Super Store. Always open online at: www.bcmotorproducts.com 250-545-2206

Information about the program criteria, Grants-inAid policy and application forms are available at Municipal Hall, and on our website www.bimbc.ca or contact Municipal Hall at 604-947-4255.

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1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

2002 CHRYSLER INTREPID 105K kms, great shape/condition, Air/care 2013, no accident, fully loaded, $4500 obo 604-304-5571 2006 CHEVROLET Aveo 70,00 kms. auto, new Toyo tires, economical, 6L. $6700. 604-302-1513. 2006 Chevy Cobalt SS fully loaded s/rf. MP3 no acc. lady driven 59,000k. $11,500. 604-789-4859. 2007 FORD FUSION SE Fully loaded. Maroon colour, 60K, $7500 firm. Call 604-538-4883.

Applications for the fall cycle Grants-in-Aid will be accepted until September 30, 2011.

The Award-Winning Outlook newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Advertising Sales Consultant. The candidate must have the ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service. The winning candidate will be a team player and will be called upon to aggressively grow an existing account list. The ability to work in an extremely fast-paced environment with a positive attitude is a must. The successful candidate will have sales experience, preferably in the advertising industry. The position offers a great work environment with a competitive salary, commission plan and strong benefits package. The Outlook is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest independent print media company with more than 170 community, daily and urban newspapers across Canada and the United States. Please submit your resume with cover letter by Friday, September 29, 2011. To: Ad Manager, North Shore Outlook admanager@northshoreoutlook.com fax 604 903-1001 #104 – 980 West 1st Street North Vancouver, B.C. V7P 3N4

MORTGAGES

Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

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ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

1968 VOLVO 144S, European model, 4 cyl., have original plates & reg. Good shape, runs well. $1500 obo. Willie (604)220-8969

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Deadline for Applications September 30, 2011

Advertising Sales Consultant

TRANSPORTATION

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

Fall Cycle 2011

Bowen Island Municipality 981 Artisan Lane Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0 Fax: 604-947-0193

of terraces lead the eye to the rocky outcroppings on the shoreline. The terraces include lawns, garden beds, and two naturally fed ponds. An area of wetland is home to three large gunnera and a variety of ferns of which the maidenhair is a special favourite. The western boundary of the garden at the rear of the house is home to a forest of majestic mature rhododendrons. This is a garden with a sense of the wild. Be prepared for the occasional scramble and the feel of the wind blowing up from the sea. The garden will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 10. Visitors are encouraged to wear a stout pair of shoes.

REAL ESTATE

GRANTS-IN-AID

The meetings are held in the lounge at Bowen Court, 1070 Miller Road and they are a great way to meet people and have fun. No need to join in all the activities; you can chose the ones that interest you. For more information phone April Sear at 604-947-9190.

Terraced garden has sense of the wild JOHN LAWRENCE

B O W E N I S L A N D M U N I C I PA L I T Y

2002 HONDA CRV EX, AWD, black auto, 151,000 km. No rust or dents, lady driven, $10,800. 604-542-9921 2006 Chev Trailblazer, 4WD, 107kms, immac cond. sunroof, fully equip. $10,000 obo. 604-309-4001.

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TRUCKS & VANS

1989 F-150 LONG BOX. Reg. cab, canopy, CD player, brake control hitch, V8, auto, Aircared. Exc. cond. $1,900. obo. 604-308-9848

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UNCLASSIFIED EXPRESS YOURSELF Singing & Piano Lessons available - for all ages. Share the gift of music. Cheryl 947-2063

FOR RENT: Fully furnished /equipped beautiful private 3 to 4 bdrm, 3 1/2 bath, new elegant country home. Gated, circular drive, lovely grounds. $2500/ mos.short or long term 604-908-9112 FOR SALE: Grill Pro propane smoker, 14”x16”x48”, like new, $150.(604)250-4328

Break out the BBQ Come get your “Custom Cut” Steaks, Chops and BowenMade Smokies at the Bowen Butcher Shop on Alderwood Farm 1351 Adams Rd- 947-9434 Open Wed-Sun 10-5pm CLEANING SERVICE, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Special event & spring cleaning. Dependable, personal service with attention to detail. Call 947-2779 or email: cleanslatebowenisland@gmail.com FOR RENT: 2 BDR apt in Village Square. Avail Sept 1. References req’d. Sorry no pets 604-947-2944

FREE: 2 appliances - but must pick up: White - Westinghouse propane stove & White - Whirlpool refrigerator. Both in working order. Call Carol 604-313-5869. GUITAR WITH SONG Ages 8 to adult. Build repertoire with performance and recording opportunities. Louise Escallier - voice & guitar coach. 604 947 9070 Lance’s Recycling I’ll pick up your recycling and deliver to BIRD for $20/load. Kindling - $20 a box Call 947-2430 YARD SALE: Sun, Sept. 11, 10-2.751 Channelview. high quality children’s items.


12 • FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9 2011

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        Ă…   Ă…    Ă…    Ă…Ă…  Ă…Ă…Ă… Ă… 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Friday, September 16, 2011 Waterfront trail entrance by the lighthouse (Lot 14, end of Lighthouse Lane) Refreshments, hot dogs, and hamburgers. Door prize draw at 4:45 PM Songs by Shari Ulrich

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