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Think pink!

Raven’s Cry Feb. 21

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36-Year old editorial Still fresh

Wearing pink February 26 means zero tolerance for bullying.

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Sochi inspires Curling 101

On February 26 a variety of activities throughout Sunshine Coast schools will recognize the event that started in Canada in 2007 and has now spread around the world.

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rom sea to sea on February 26 Canadians will wear something pink to show zero tolerance for bullying. Now recognized worldwide, Pink Shirt Day grew from the heartfelt actions of Nova Scotia high school students David Shepherd and 29, 2012 Travis Price, who in March the spring of 2007 decided to take a stand against bullying in their own school. After hearing that a new student in their school had been bullied for wearing a pink shirt, Shepherd, Price and their teenage friends

sent out a social media blast, organizing a protest in which sympathizers would wear pink in solidarity and as a stand against bullying and harassment of the boy. Shepherd picked up 50 pink tank tops from a discount store and the morning after the incident, handed them out to friends in the school foyer. A Globe and Mail story reported: “As they stood in the foyer handing out the shirts, the bullied boy walked in. His face spoke volumes.

‘It looked like a huge weight was lifted off his shoulders,’ Mr. Price recalled. ‘I learned that two people can come up with an idea, run with it, and it can do wonders. Finally, someone stood up for a weaker kid.’ The bullies were never heard from again.” For more information on the ERASE Bullying initiative and Pink Shirt Day, visit http:// Heather Jeal

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Ready to enjoy a rejuvenating walk through the Reed Road Forest Reserve, these happy hikers drove west on Reed Road until they reached a gate with sign; here they parked, then a two-minute walk along the road past the gate brought them to the trailhead sign. The trail goes to the heart of the forest, then loops back to the same road. Walking time is approximately 30 minutes. Photo submitted

Prompted by contact from nearby residents, Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) conducted a site visit to a proposed BC Timber Sales (BCTS) cutblock at the end of Reed Road, Gibsons. The proposed cut block, District Lot (DL) #1313, lies outside the BCTS’ Chart Area as shown on forestry maps. DL#1313 is part of a registered Watershed Reserve under the Land Act. ELF has named this area the ‘Reed Road, Forest Reserve’ to reflect its location, and to acknowledge its reserve status. This Watershed Reserve, established decades ago, protects long-term water flows to nearby residents

who are on wells, and thus has never been logged. This 95 per cent Douglas Fir forest stand regenerated naturally following fires in the 1800s and is of immense interest, part of a Province-wide endangered ecosystem. Adjacent to DL#1313, clear cut logging on the private land immediately to the west (on DL#1312) is almost complete and has taken out a similar forest type. “The Reed Road Forest Reserve was designated as a ‘Watershed Reserve’ under the Land Act in the early days of mapping out forest zones on the Sunshine Coast. This was done to ensure long-term protection of water quality and quantity

to pioneer farmers working the soils in the Elphinstone Electoral Area,” Ross Muirhead of ELF says. “BCTS states that logging and water conservation are compatible activities; this is farthest from the truth. It’s a remarkable forest, and serves many ecosystem dynamics.” “A Watershed Reserve on this section of the Elphinstone slopes makes perfect sense as gravity fed water percolates from this forest into dozens of wells down slope,” adds ELF’s Hans Penner. “We hope that the nearby community will recognize that this forest needs our help to protect bio-diversity and local water resources.” Submitted

Gibsons Library celebrates Freedom to Read When people think of taking risks, they might think of capricious weather or extreme sports, not of ‘reading and writing.’ But award-winning Gibsons writer Marion Quednaunotes that millions worldwide suffer imprisonment, censorship, and exile due to the perceived threat of the written word. Even in Canada, the notion of free speech is challenged by those who want books and writings banned from public access. One of Canada’s most acclaimed writers, Lawrence Hill, was threatened in 2011 with “book-burning” and during the 2010 Olympics, Vancouver’s poet laureate was censored from reading a work about the women’s ski-jump team. There are numerous objectors each year to titles available to youth reader-

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ship in schools and libraries with censure of titles as beloved as Oliver Twist or authors as celebrated as Maurice Sendak or Alice Munro. From February 23 to 28, libraries, bookstores, writers and readers across Canada are celebrating Freedom to Read week.

Learn more, and have fun doing it, at the Freedom to Read event, hosted by Canadian writers Heidi Greco and Marion Quednau, with several ‘surprise’ local readers at the Gibsons Public Library on Wednesday, February 26 at 7 p.m. Submitted

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Editorial Opinion That old sweet song Editor’s note: We are pleased to share this editorial from the Coast News, of February 21, 1978, written by then-editor John Burnside on the subject of the then-proposed Gibsons Marina. Thanks to Jaye Thomas, who brought it to light from the Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives’ collection. An interesting look back, with 36 years’ worth of hindsight.

The question of a marina in Gibsons Harbour is one which has already stirred some controversy. The proponents of the marina say that the village cannot, except at its peril, continue to ignore progress. Those who oppose a marina say that they came here to live in rural quiet and have no wish to see it transformed into an offshoot of the city. Both groups are motivated, we believe, by a real affection for this place. The fact of the matter is, of course, that change is inevitable and is taking place all around us. To try to pretend otherwise is akin to burying one’s head in the sand. A healthy and viable waterfront is an absolute necessity if the village of Gibsons is to retain its identity and its character. At the present time it is being sadly hampered not only by the lack of parking for automobiles but also by the lack of moorage and docking facilities for water traffic. Commercial fishermen complain bitterly about the congested conditions at the Government Wharf. Not to put in a marina will not mean that this problem will go away. Eventually if things don’t improve it will be the commercial fishermen who go away in search of a better harbour and if they do they will take with them the half a million dollars annually that they bring into this area. In the case of pleasure craft the situation is serious also. We are told that at yacht clubs all over the Lower Mainland signs are posted advising members not to travel to Gibsons because of the lack of moorage and the total absence of showers and washroom facilities. There may be those who say that this is good because now we won’t be bothered but this would seem to be a short-sighted position. If the village is going to be a viable entity it must have an economic life. It must be able to support at least some of its young people so that they are not automatically driven from home unless they want to live with virtually chronic unemployment. It must be able to support some cultural activities. Man does not live by scenery alone. Commerce is the life blood of civilization. The challenge of civilized man particularly in the last decades of the twentieth century is to encourage that commerce without destroying the environment which is the home of civilization. It is the opinion, after some soul-searching, of this newspaper that the proposed marina in its present form is a valiant and honest effort to redeem both of these concerns. The lower village must be revitalized. Surely no one wants to see it a ghost village. It behooves the residents of the village to think the matter over carefully and if they conclude that the drift of the lower village into economic non-viability should be reversed then the marina proposal which aims to do that deserves some earnest and open-minded consideration.




Letters to the Editor – Opinions Fantastic result! More than 70 participants attended the Langdale Elementary PAC FunRaiser held February 16 at Persephone Brewery and enjoyed Sunday afternoon with fresh beer, yummy appetizers, live music, and rocking neighbors to spend a time with. Raising $1,100 was rather effortless in this friendly atmosphere. Thank you, our community! Miyuki Shinkai, Langdale

A whale of a concept I wish to express my gratitude upon hearing that three senators in Chile are proposing an initiative to make whales in Chilean waters National Monuments. I believe the whole world must respond to the growing crisis in the environment. There are events happening in the the world with respect to the environment that are threatening us all. When governments take the lead and announce significant steps to change the course of ever worsening damage to the land and the ocean, it gives more legitimacy to the cause. More people take notice and fewer people can continue to deny that our collective lives depend on it. The inevitable outcome of doing nothing is too big a gamble. I applaud the Chilean government for taking this step. Mil Gracias! Jack Ploesser, Roberts Creek

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Firstly, thank you for raising the point that burning waste, in any shape or form,

releases (always) the most toxic human made substances - dioxins and furans. We would urge Canadians NOT to allow burning of resources in anyway, shape or form, no matter how “safe” the proponents may claim it is. Burning waste encourages MORE fossil fuel use; MORE mining and extractive industries; LOSES energy (it takes more energy to re-make the waste than to safely re-use or recycle it); creates far fewer jobs per ton; and actually generates MORE CO2 than even coal. We commend oganisations such as ZeroWasteCanada for the great work they do in showing the way forward for Canada, her people and her environment - may they multiply in your beautiful country. Muna Lakhani, National Co-ordinator Institute for Zero Waste in Africa

Incineration a home for investor funds Your editorial ‘Free as the air’ rightly condemns mixed waste incineration as a tool to manage waste. Incineration of waste is simply a home for investor funds. It has nothing to do with community benefit. The operator makes a fortune from gate fees, the bank makes a killing from interest, the investor increases share portfolio profits and the design engineer get a very large stainless steel memento for their CV. The person who pays for all this, the ratepayer – gets a multi-bilion dollar obli-

gation which must be fed for at least 20 years under contract, regardless of increased recycling rates and to add to that they also get poisoned air. Gerry Gillespie Zero Waste Australia Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the Mayor and Councillors of Gibsons and copied to The Local for publication. With respect to the plans to build a new hotel on the waterfront in Gibsons, Vancouver Coast & Mountains Tourism Region offers its full support to this project. Gibsons is ideally situated to increase visitation to the community because of these new facilities that offer a unique location for meetings and retreats, romantic getaways, group and independent leisure travellers. Demand will be generated in BC markets, particularly Vancouver, regional markets like Alberta and Washington, other long haul markets in North America and from key international markets, such as Australia. Just this week, we have been assisting an Australian tour operator with an itinerary that includes the Sunshine Coast from Lund to Langdale. The economic rewards when this project is completed will extend throughout the Town of Gibsons, particularly in the retail sector, but also not for profit organizations like the Museum and Art Gallery. Gibsons will be viewed very positively by the Provincial Government for the jobs that this project creates during construction and

when in full operation. The project will generate significant taxes that support other government activities, like education and healthcare, and even ferries. The design of this project is very well conceived to fit into the landscape of the waterfront, and will be one in which the Town of Gibsons will be proud. The facilities that are included will be of great benefit, not only to visitors, but also for the residents of Gibsons. Tour operators are constantly looking for new product, and we will be very excited when we can help promote the George! Kevan J. Ridgway, President & CEO, Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Tourism Region

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Budget round two – infrastructure upgrades Coast Watch Garry Nohr Chair Sunshine Coast Regional District and Repesentative for Halfmoon Bay, Area B

This week the SCRD board completes the second of three rounds of budget. It has been a difficult budget this year because of the completion of the Parks and Recreational Master Plan, Transit Plan, and Waste Management Plan. Each of these plans incorporates “quick wins,” which can be implemented for a small increase in taxes, but they also have upgrades in infrastructure, which can be costly. With increases of up to 28 per cent coming in the cost of fuel and hydro, the SCRD needs to change much of its equipment to be more energy efficient. As a board, we have to make these upgrade decisions by weighing cost versus financial payback. It is impossible to ignore the plans of the community that many have worked on, simply to keep taxes low. Besides the need for new energy-efficient infrastructure, the facilities require upgrades to lengthen their lives and additional improvements to conform to new health and safety codes. Making the right decision for the future of the facilities and the community is becoming more difficult with each budget process, and takes thorough analysis by SCRD staff and board. There is a strong need for more industry and business to relieve the tax pressure on residential homes. During the spring there will be public presentations

on plans and projects at the regional district, and you can find this information on the SCRD website at You will find agendas for upcoming board and committee meetings and all the pertinent information about the functions within your regional district. The regional district does not have a function for roads; if you have a concern in this area you need to contact MOTI (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure). Areas that the Regional District is responsible for are the hospital, landfills, and recreational facilities. Many people are not aware that the hospital is on regional district land donated by Sechelt Indian Band for that purpose and is considered to be in the Halfmoon Bay regional area. Thank you to all those that turned out on Highway 101, January 18, to express concerns about the upcoming changes in BC Ferries. The BC Ferry Coalition, along with the Chambers of Commerce, are continuing to lobby the government on this issue. I will continue to work with the thirteen regional district chairs on maintaining schedules and keeping fares at reasonable levels, both of which are crucial to ferrydependent communities. I will be trying to get funding for a needs-assessment project, which would tell the real story about potential financial loss to ferrydependent communities due to schedule reductions and fare increases. Please contact me about any of these items or other concerns at 604-741-2427 or

Vote YES – a good financial decision Mayor’s Message John Henderson Mayor, District of Sechelt

Sechelt has been offered an opportunity to receive a $1 million non-repayable grant and a loan of $7.4 million to be used as a new option to help fund our Wastewater Treatment Facility. The loan would be repayable over 10 years at a fixed, favourable interest rate, anticipated to be 2.25 per cent. To seek community approval of this option, Sechelt will hold a referendum on March 8. Advance polls will be held February 26 and March 5. Residents are encouraged to visit and click on the ‘Elections’ tab for full details on poll locations, voting times and who may vote. Information is also available via email: or by contacting the District office at 604-885-1986. Council has reviewed this funding option and agrees this is an approach our community should support. We believe strongly in being fiscally responsible in managing Sechelt’s finances for both the short and long term. Accessing this funding is a financially prudent choice. This option means Sechelt would keep $5.9 million in our reserves. Keeping healthy reserves in place contributes to a financially strong community and a prosperous future. The loan being offered is at an interest rate that is lower than we

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District of Sechelt residents and property owners go to the pollls March 8 to approve borrowing for the half-completed wastewater treatment plant. file photo

can access elsewhere. Borrowing at a lower interest rate that is fixed for the term of the loan reduces borrowing costs. The loan will be repaid by those who benefit from sewer services, only. Sewer user fees generate sufficient funds to both operate the facility and repay the loan, without the need for property tax or user fee increases. Council supports accessing this funding option as an opportunity to keep reserves in place and create lasting benefits for Sechelt. Our new wastewater facility is over 40 per cent complete. When the facil-

ity begins operations in October, 2014, it will provide our community with a standard of wastewater treatment that exceeds all federal regulations. It will be attractive facility that integrates well within the neighbour-

hood of residences and the Sechelt Marsh. And, most importantly, it will replace the old, noisy and often smelly existing facility. We look forward to your support in voting YES in the referendum.

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At the Annual General Meeting held February 17, the Coast Community Builders Association elected its Board of Directors for the 2014-15 year: Gina Stockwell (left), Clark Hamilton (Past President), Russ Jones (President), Greg Latham (Vice President), Ed Pednaud (Secretary/Treasurer), David Longman, Don Ewing, Dennis Olson, Jennifer Evans (ED), Rod Goy, Steve Stevenson. Chair Greg Latham noted that the Association will continue initiatives such as the Home and Cottage Show scheduled for June 14, and the Provoc-a-talks lecture series, with Chief Clarence Louie of Osoyoos (and the Idle No More movement) as the next scheduled speaker. Past President Clark Hamilton acknowledged outgoing directors Lisa Lalonde, Doug Spani and Mark Sullivan for their service and work to build the organization. submitted

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Sochi inspires ‘Curling 101’ How emotions are connected to ‘bad’ habits Whole Coast invited to experience thrill of sliding big chunks of granite on polished ice

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Over the past few weeks we’ve all enjoyed watching the Olympics and all that this great coming together of nations and athletes brings every four years. We’ve watched sports that we seldom see, exotic sports foreign to our Canadian experience. Few have slid head- or feet-first down an icy hill at over 120 kilometers per hour. And few of us have ever skated on the extra long, straight knifesharp edges that are speed skating blades. The numbers indicate that the curling competitions have drawn more viewers than ever before, most of whom have never experienced the sport. It seems Canadians love to watch this game of precision and seemingly easy execution. But, many have questions and misunderstandings about this wonderful sport. How much does one of those curling rocks weigh? How much pressure does it take to push

one down the ice? What do curlers wear on their feet that allows them to slide so easily? Why does everyone have to yell when they play the game of curling? How do those measuring devices work that we see every so often? What does sweeping do anyway? How do they make the rock curl one way or the other? The Gibsons Curling Club wants to help Coast residents understand the game of curling in a very real, hands-on way. On Saturday, February 22, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. the doors will be open at the Gibsons Curling Club, with experienced curlers on hand to explain the sport and to allow everyone to touch the game in a very real way. Bring the whole family (it’s a free event and all ages are welcome to participate). Watch the demos, try throwing a rock. You’ve seen it on TV, now come on out and try it yourself. Submitted

Habits are unconsciously repeated routine behaviors. If habits are harmful to your physical, emotional and mental health and to those around you, then these are usually referred to as ‘bad’ habits and they can be difficult to change. The reason ‘bad’ habits are difficult to change is that they’re usually connected to some underlying unresolved emotion of which one may not be aware. It takes time to shift habits, but the desire to change a negative or unwanted habit is the first step. Habits can come in many forms, and you can distinguish a ‘bad’ habit by how harmful it is to yourself or others. Examples of ‘bad’ habits are sedentary lifestyles, over-exercising, smoking, eating unhealthy foods, overeating, overspending, nail biting, staying in unhealthy relationships, overworking and uncontrollable negative emotional reactions. If you can become aware of the underlying emotion that is driving the habits then you can ei-

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Eclectic Delhi 2 Dublin returns Stanton Paradis opens for High Bar Gang Feb. 21 Delhi 2 Dublin returns to Roberts Creek Hall on Friday, March 7 in a makeup performance for last November’s event, where a hard drive melt-down resulted in the band being unable to play. D2D’s energetic mashup of Bhangra, Celtic, dub, reggae and electronica pumps up the blood for a hot evening of non-stop dancing. Until March 1, ticket

stubs from the November dance can be exchanged for a FREE ticket to the upcoming event. After March 1 all unclaimed tickets will be resold. Tix are available at Gaia’s Fair Trade (Gibsons), MELOmania (Roberts Creek) and Strait Music (Sechelt). For more info: or www. Submitted

Local acoustic duo Stanton Paradis ( Joe Stanton and Simon Paradis) will be opening with songs from their newest release Good Road Home to kick off an evening with The High Bar Gang at Raven’s Cry Theatre in Sechelt on Friday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. The High Bar Gang, with Shari Ulrich and Barney Bentall, features some of the best singer/songwriters and instrumentalists the West Coast has produced. Leaning on the lush three part harmonies of Ulrich, Angela Harris and GPAG 1208 Wendy Bird, Bentall’s bass vocals and the strong musicianship of Rob Becker on bass, Eric Reed on mandolin, banjo and resonator and Colin

Nairne on guitar and mandolin, The High Bar Gang performs traditional bluegrass and gospel, and original songs from their Juno nominated CD, Lost and Undone.

Tickets ($25) available at Raven’s Cry Theatre, Sechelt Visitors Centre, Welcome Woods Market, Halfmoon Bay General Store, and MELOmania. Submitted

GPAG calls for talented young artists’ submissions Feb. 20, 2014

it’s Fun! it’s creative! it’s what to do on spring Break!

Children’s Art Classes every morning March 17 to 21 With instructor Shinkai. Ages 5 to 8: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Miyuki $30 for the 5-day series Ages 9 to 12: 10:45-12 noon includes all materials. For further information and to register call the Gallery 604-886-0531 or email • www.gibsons Gibsons Public Art Gallery 287 Gower Point Road, Gibsons Landing

Bridget Brandon-Graham, Laurel Sukkau and Georgina Brandon enjoyed the 2013 “Shoutout” exhibition of work in a multitude of disciplines created by more than 50 young artists ages 2 to 19. Photo Paul Clancy

The Gibsons Public Art Gallery (GPAG) is calling for submissions from young artists for its fifth annual Young People’s Art Show. Entitled Words of Art, the exhibition will be held in partnership with the Gibsons and District Public Library, in celebration of the library’s 100th anniversary. Young artists are invited to submit work by March 1; show opens at GPAG March 6. More details at or at the Gallery.

Events on the Sunshine Coast Now to Feb. 28 In Media Res, Exhibition of work by Jacqueline Rogers and Matthew TalbotKelly, Gibsons Public Art Gallery Feb. 21 Live Music: The High Bar Gang with Stanton Paradis, Raven’s Cry Theatre, 7:30pm Feb. 21 Astro Café with Royal Astronomical Society, Sunshine Coast, Pier 17, Davis Bay, Sechelt, 8:30pm Feb. 22 The Latest Lowdown on Dirt with Egan Davis, SC Botanical Garden, Sechelt, 2pm Feb. 22 John Tenbear Thompson and Sally Buck present music and puppetry, at Gibsons Public Art Gallery, 2pm Mar. 1 “If Music be the Food of Love,” SC Community Orchestra Spring Concert, Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, 7pm Mar. 4 211 Helpline Launch, Seaside Centre, Sechelt, 4 – 6pm Mar. 8 Friends of the Sechelt Library Book Faire, Community Room, 10am – 3pm. Mar. 8 “Herstory,” A celebration of stories and achievements of everyday heroines in honour of International Women’s Day. Bring a bag lunch, come and share a story or just listen. St. John’s United Church, Davis Bay, Sechelt, 11:30 a.m. Mar. 17 APEGBC Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition, Sechelt Band Community Hall (behind MacDonald’s), Pre-register Mar. 16, Testing starts 11:30am Mar. 17 Mar. 28 Sechelt Chamber of Commerce AGM, Driftwood Inn, 12 noon. Register: 604885-0662 Apr. 6 BMO April Fool’s Run, presented by Coast Cable. Details and registration: May 3 Sing-along Screening of Mamma Mia! The Movie, with on-screen lyrics, Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre, 7pm

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Salmon Dinner & Auction Saturday, April 12, 2014 Feb. 20, 2014

Help us celebrate another great year at the Chapman Creek Hatchery. Join us for a delicious catered salmon dinner, the opportunity to bid on terrific auction items and a chance to win great prizes. Host: Sunshine Coast Salmonid Enhancement Society Where: Sechelt Seniors Centre When: Saturday, April 12, 2014 Cost: $100 per ticket Cocktails at 6pm, Dinner at 7pm Tickets include:

Tickets are available right now through Chapman Creek Hatchery. Email or please phone 604-885-4136.

• A catered salmon dinner, generously supported by Grieg Seafood. (Alternate meals available by prior order only). • $50 tax receipt issued following the event • Entry into a Reverse Draw where up to $3000.00 will be awarded, with a top prize of $2000 • The opportunity to bid on silent and live auction items ranging from original artworks to landscaping services,from fishing tackle to gift certificates from your favourite Coast merchants.

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Many choices and cuts of ribs Experiment with sauces, spice rubs, and different cuts for new tastes from an old favourite. Coastal supermarkets and butcher shops offer a tantalizing variety of ribs that lend themselves to long, slow cooking – baked, braised, broiled, or barbecued with or without smoke. The number of choices can be confusing – what’s the difference between spare ribs, back ribs, country-style spare ribs, or riblets? And when an American recipe calls for St. Louis-style ribs, what can Canadians substitute? Pork offers the most variety in rib cuts. Widelyavailable Spareribs contain long rib bones with a thin covering of meat on the outside and between the ribs and a generous amount of fat – which makes them the most flavourful choice. When a rack of spareribs are trimmed to remove breastbone, cartilage and rib tips and form a rectangular shaped rack, they are called St. Louis-Style Ribs. Shorter, meatier and less fatty Back Ribs, (some-

times called loin back ribs) are cut from the loin. Riblets or Baby Back Ribs are a narrow slab cut from the rib end of a rack of back ribs. Country-Style Ribs, cut from the shoulder end, have the highest meat-tobone ratio with the least amount of fat. Beef ribs (left when a standing rib roast is cut to make a boneless rib eye) are large and with a generous amount of tender meat; usually they are trimmed and divided into single-rib portions. Beef Short Ribs, cut from the shoulder, contain layers of lean meat alternating with fat athroughout. Flanked-Style Ribs are very similar but cut lengthwise into a rack rather than

as separate ribs, and the most meat. Lamb Riblets are very tender but also small. While not common in North America cuisine, Lamb Riblets are extremely popular in middle eastern and some Asian countries. Whether choosing beef, pork or lamb ribs in any of a number of cuts and styles, plan on allowing lots of cooking time at a low temperature, with lots of moisture provided either by sauce or braising liquid for a tender end product. Ribs take seasoning well, so experiment with sauces or spice rubs and discover new tastes from an old favourite. Heather Jeal

All ribbing aside – is your recipe the best? The February Quest for the Best recipe for ribs – baked, broiled, or barbecued – heats up with just over a week left for Coast residents to get their family favourite into the running. Recipes may be submitted online to or in person at the Customer Service Desk in any of the three Marketplace IGA locations – Gibsons, Wilson Creek, or Madeira Park. Recipes will be prepared and tested by IGA staff and the winning recipe will be printed in The Local (watch our Facebook or Twitter feeds for breaking news when IGA announces the winner’s name.) The winner takes home a $100 gift certificate and bragging rights. IGA’s deli department will offer the winning ribs for take-out during March.

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Prayer to the Blessed Virgin


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personals Alanon/Alateen for friends and families of alcoholics. Meetings Monday-Friday, 604-886-4594, 604-885-0101, 604-886-9059, 604-883-2882. tfn If your drinking is causing you problems but you don’t know how to stop, maybe we can help. Alcoholics Anonymous. Toll Free 1-877-373-8255. btfn

200 - Community notices RECYCLE SATURDAY February 22nd, 10am to 4 pm only. Drop off your old TV’s, stereos, computers and small appliances at Home Building Centre, 5644 Wharf RD, Sechelt. Offered as a community service by Crossroads Community Church. 08

classes/education Feldenkrais: Classes for healthy, organized movements. Enjoy these gentle, no-sweat classes and eliminate pain, inhibited movement and restricted range of motion. Great for rehab as well as general maintenance. Tuesdays, 5-6pm, Davis Bay Community Hall, or customized, hands-on sessions by appt. 604-885-9064 or btfn

300 - marketplace RE Décor Consignment. Love midcentury modern style? We have an oak dresser, teak credenza, white table and 6 chairs, train cases, and lots of stainless serving pieces and vases. Love shabby chic? We have side tables, hamper, mirrors, desk, coffee table, vintage original art, and lots of décor accessories. Also offering design and de-cluttering services. 5660 Cowrie St., Sechelt. 604-885-5884. b09

firewood Two cord loads - fir - mixed, seasoned, split and delivered. Call 604-993-0094. p09

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All furniture, full contents of kitchen incl. small appliances, small freezer, vacuum, Reiki bed, electronics, china, glass, collectibles, Asian blue/white porcelain garden stools and planters, silk trees, linens, books, clothing/shoes incl. Air Canada items, carpet cleaner (new), patio set, statues, planters, garden tools, wheelbarrow, hedge trimmer, waterfall pumpFebruary &filter(new), Motomaster 20, 2014charger(new), Jobmate work bench, grinder, sander, compound mitre saw, clamps(new),bow saws, lots of other tools, all in good condition, wine carboys, camping stove, elec. BBQ, chairs, life jackets, bike carrier and more. More details/photos on Craigslist by Friday, Feb. 21. Every item is to be sold. CASH SALES ONLY.

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GIBSONS Sunshine Care Network is currently looking for 1 bdrm duplex on acreage, $850p/mo, N/S, Walker 1150 Walker Motor Homes 1149 cat ok. Availwatches Feb 28. Johnny a non-smoking female who has her own vehicle. 2 bdrm attached unit on The Bluff, 4 appl. Great deck, $950/mo. NS/NP. Avail Feb 28. Please email your resume

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COMMERCIAL Dec. 5, 2013 1150 sq. ft new commercial space available in Sechelt now. Suitable for the professional or business at $1000/mo. Gross lease. loansdestination 1149 HIRING Johnny Walker medals 1150for Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Exc prkg. Journeyman 1036 sq. ft. retail space avail in Gibsons now. $11.00 per sq. ft. plus CAM. Suitable for a desti· Pipefitters nation business. Excellent customer prkg.

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Soprovich & Co., an established CGA firm in Gibsons has an immediate opening for an energetic accountant to join our team. We offer a variety of work exposure with clients that are mostly owner-managed businesses. 700 - REAL ESTATE Job responsibilities include preparation of financial statements concerning reviews and notice to readers, corporate tax returns and personal tax returns. HOMES FOR SALE Detail oriented, strong analytical skills, excellent verbal communication, personable and the ability to work independently are some of the qualities we For sale by owner: 6557 Bjorn Place, Sechelt. 3bdrm,Feb. 1 level 20, 2014 are looking for in a candidate. Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs and home on mature landscaped experience with Caseware and Profile is an asset. fenced lot, at end of a cul-de-sac. Our firm provides a relaxed environment and the flexibility to work full or partLarge patio backs onto park. Protime. Interested candidates should send their resume to ideal fessionally renovated. $327,000.



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Veresen is immediately seeking a full time hydroelectric Plant Operator. The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of two hydroelectric run-of-river power plants near Sechelt, BC. This position will be focused primarily on mechanical maintenance and repairs of the plant and auxiliary equipment. Exposure to cold ambient conditions will occur on a regular basis in the winter months. Extended travel time by boat, at times in rough seas, and use of off road vehicles are part of day-to-day operations. Dec. 5, 2013 Jan 2, 2014 Qualifications - Grade 12, BC driver’s license; other Johnny Walker 1206 - A millwright, mechanics, or machinist certification is mandatory Gibsons RV Resort: $475/mo. with at least five (5) years experience; Incl hydro/sewer/water. RV site - Self-sufficient, independent, requires little supervision; only. Internet $20/Cable TV $20. - Hands-on trouble-shooter with a wider technical knowledge of Pets OK. RV to be 1995 and newer. mechanical equipment; 1051 Gilmour Rd. Call 604-989- Ability to travel for training and occasional mechanical work at other 7275. btfn. facilities within BC. For immediate consideration, please e-mail your resume to 1000 - employment




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Horoscope February 21 to February 27 Astrologer

Tip of the Week: The big news this week, other than the fact that the Sun entered Pisces on February 18 at 10 a.m. sharp PST, is the fact that the Moon’s Nodes have also changed signs. More interesting yet, is the fact that the Lunar Nodes entered their new sign pair – Libra and Aries on February 18 as well. This ‘ingress’ occurred at 6:51 a.m. PST, just prior to the Sun ingress to Pisces. An analysis of this chart provides insights about the 18-month cycle that the Moon’s Nodes encompass through any given sign pair. I will elaborate further in my New Moon Newsletter (sign up on my website). What especially stands out is the fact that the Moon at the exact ingress moment comprised the fourth corner of a Grand Cross (also called a Grand Square) in Cardinal Signs, which are dynamic action and initiative oriented signs. Altogether, these ‘signs’ blend well with the dynamic, dramatic Wood Horse year that is steadily gaining speed. This week’s Horoscope offers insights linked to the Moon’s Nodes in Libra/Aries for each sign. Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20) With increased levels of

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