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Based on taxes generated, ‘Circle Route’ actually profitable A new report that looks at the effects of ferry cuts to the ‘circle route’ that runs from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island to Bella Coola on BC’s northern mainland, shows that many local tourism and other businesses that serve Route 40 will face near certain hardship--including permanent business closures-if the proposed service cuts go ahead this year. “Our preliminary sur-

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Weston gets buzzed at The Bot (their highest enrollment in their 40-year history) invited Weston to tour the hives and help raise awareness of the dangers of pesticides, particularly the neonicitinoids used in large-scale farming. The group is calling for Canada to ban the substance because of its danger to pollinators and hence to the nation’s food security. Beekeepers worldwide point to neonicitinoids as a major factor in hive collapse; the poison permeates the plants upon which it is sprayed and is transferred

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MP John Weston toured the Sunshine Coast Botanical Gardens on Mason Road, Sechelt Thursday, January 9 with beekeepers Brian Johnson, Harry Meier, Heather Freeman, Joanna Zilsel and Botanical Garden president Paddy Wales. During a visit to the Bot’s Demonstration Beehives, the beekeepers explained how the health of bees and other pollinators is an essential component of the nation’s food security. The Sunshine Coast Beekeepers, with 35 members

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Editorial Opinion Don’t panic This week, one of a trio of magnificent cougars that delighted Coast residents was destroyed by our local Conservation officer. The decision was not made lightly, and carrying out this task grieved the officer as much as the community. Nestled at the foot of Coastal mountains, hugged by trees, rich in clean water and relatively unpopulated, our community is home to a wonderfully diverse selection of wildlife. Catching sight of some of the more elusive birds or animals – particularly the great predators or raptors at the top of the food chain – is rightly considered a cause for celebration. Coastal residents should strive to live at peace with these wild neighbours, and let them live in peace as well. However, when a wild beast becomes habituated to the presence of its human neighbours, loses its shyness and begins roaming in the populated areas the Conservation officers have no option – they have to shoot to kill. Trapping and relocating may work for elk, but not for territorial animals like bears or cougars – once displaced, they may starve because they cannot locate their food sources, or be killed by rival animals already on site. Because the animals have their patterns set, it’s easier for the humans to adjust their behaviours to accommodate living with wildlife around and among us. We must recognize that our increasing encroachment on the wilderness – more roads, more housing developments – offers cleared areas for deer to graze, new migratory corridors along roads or across yards, and access to easy prey (domestic animals). WildSafeBC Officer Kim Drescher and the BC Conservation team point out that fences make good neighbours, and an electronic fence is best of all. Although expensive, electronic fences are an investment in security and should be installed in areas where animals are prone to travel – residences near streams or ravines, and any place that houses children. This week’s cougar was killed because she had been spotted on several occasions patrolling near Waldorf School. Cougars find children, with their high-pitched voices and quick movements, interesting – the big cats have often been observed just sitting and watching. Being scrutinized by a cougar can be unnerving. Being scrutinized through an electronic fence affords some security. One of the ways the Conservation Office determines whether a cougar is a threat to public safety is to follow the animal’s movements by tracking calls from area residents reporting sightings. If the cougar appears to be following its migratory hunting route, following the deer that are the primary food source, it will be left to go about its business. If it hangs around and shows no fear, it will be destroyed. It is up to each of us to provide no reason for a cougar to hang around. It’s a neighbourly thing to do. Heather Jeal

Letters to the Editor – Opinions Bouquets to St. Mary’s Due to an emergency, I was a patient at St. Mary’s Hospital over Christmas – in fact for two and a half weeks, from December 13 to December 30. Without the skill and dedication of the staff, my personal outcome could have been very different. I wish to extend a very special thank you to Dr. J. Hourigan, Dr. J. Morantz, the St. Mary’s Hospital nurses and particularly the Critical Care nurses. The debt I owe to each of you will never be forgotten. Bless you all. We are so fortunate to have our hospital and the many wonderful people working there. Helen Steeves, Sechelt

Business in The Landing ‘good enough?’ Says who?

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It has recently been said that business in The Landing is “good enough” and so the extra business generated by The George centre would be unnecessary. Clearly those who hold that opinion are not business owners. Their claiming to know what level of business is “good enough” on our behalf is perplexing and, frankly, quite presumptuous. Their implied characterization of our businesses as strictly self-serving enterprises is completely inaccurate and extremely unfair. What these people fail to credit is that the businesses of The Landing are incredibly active in our community, and the health of those businesses directly relates to their ability to contribute to the community. So, even if business in The Landing is “good enough”, that only means that the contribu-

tions those businesses are able to make will also remain “good enough”, which falls short the level of support that the businesses of The Landing believe that the community deserves. The current community support efforts of The Landing businesses include donations to every silent auction and fundraising effort who comes to ask (sometimes multiple requests daily), the Giving Back campaign, which filled six vans with warm clothing and bedding all donated to those in need in the community, the recent Food, Fashion, FUN’ evening at the Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club with all proceeds donated to the St. Mary’s Auxiliary, and many others. At The Landing, giving back to the community is a high priority, and the additional business that will come from The George will only give The Landing businesses more means to support the community. That being said, it must also be recognized that money spent in the community cycles through the local economy several times through wages and purchases of goods and services. More business means more money to bolster the local economy. Do the businesses in Gibsons Landing stand to benefit from The George? Absolutely. But so, too, does the entire community. Lynn Ujvary, Business Owner, Gibsons Landing

Electric vehicles viable on Coast Although some people may have “anxiety” about using an all Electric Vehicle (EV), Vancouver writer

Keith Morgan’s article (‘Driveway,’ The Local, Jan. 9) does little to dispel myths or clarify facts. Up to date, local information about our capacity for EV use on the Sunshine Coast is needed. It’s true that infrastructure investment is key to fostering widespread EV use. Fortunately, EV infrastructure is now in place here. There are currently twelve EV charging stations now operational, spanning from Gibsons to Egmont. www. shows a map of these public locations. Technological improvements have also expanded EV range in recent years. The Mitsubishi iMi EV has a 100 km range, while the Nissan Leaf has a 117 km range. These ranges are more than adequate to meet the regular travel needs of many Sunshine Coast residents. There is growing demand from consumers who want to purchase EVs and dealerships are struggling to keep pace. Regency Nissan in North Vancouver for example is unable to keep up with consumers seeking the Leaf and estimates a minimum three-month wait to purchase. What about the price tag? The base price for a 2014 Leaf is $31,698, is similar to the cost of a new gas vehicle. Rebates of up to $8,500 are available in BC to help make this EV more affordable for consumers. Region-wide charging stations provide the infrastructure needed to make widespread EV use viable on the Coast. As the Sunshine Coast Electric Vehicle Charging Plan states “EVs are seen by many as the future of the automobile, playing an important role in

reducing pollution, climate change, and dependence on oil”. For anyone contemplating electric vehicle purchase, please take the time to get accurate information so you can fully consider all your options. Michelle Morton, Roberts Creek

The George and jobs There has been a lot of discussion about job creation regarding the George Hotel and what this project would mean for job creation. Some individuals have stated that the jobs created would be of little value to the town. I strongly disagree. In fact, construction jobs and professional jobs resulting from this project would be significant and should not be undervalued. The 130 hotel operation jobs are not meaningless low-paying jobs. Many of these would be career-building opportunities in accounting, administration, hotel and restaurant management, tourism services, health and wellness and culinary arts. The size and scope of the marine Letters continued on page 5 Letters to the Editor and Submissions are welcome on any topic of local or general interest. Opinions expressed are those of the writers and do not reflect opinions of The Local publication. Letters should not exceed 300 words. Letters will be edited in the interests of style, clarity, legality, brevity and taste, as necessary. The Local reserves the right to refuse publication of any submission. All letters must be signed and include place of residence and telephone number; names may be withheld from publication for valid reason by approval of the editor. E-mail letters to: Deadline for letters and submissions is Monday at 3pm.

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Contributors to Town’s quality of life should take a bow Talk of The Town Wayne Rowe Mayor, Town of Gibsons

As rain courses down my office window, and the wind whips branches to and fro, it’s a bit difficult to believe the first day of summer is just five months away, and to contemplate warm weather projects which will make our town even more enjoyable for residents and visitors. It is easier, while enjoying a typical Gibsons winter day, to reflect back over the year just ended; so that is where I will begin. I’d like to acknowledge and thank those who contributed to the ultimate local project: our home town. From those who created local jobs, through those who saw Gibsons as a viable place to invest, to our municipal team, who kept our infrastructure hum-

ming and our ‘eco assets’ well protected, those of you who have contributed to the quality of life in Gibsons deserve to take a bow. Given the pace I anticipate in the months ahead, summer will be here almost before we know it. Perhaps that is what sparked such interest in the January 8 Open House about Armour’s Beach – that, and the fact that generations of local residents learned to swim there, near the ‘birthplace of Gibsons.’ We appreciate the engagement of volunteers in the planning done to date, and their input to preliminary concepts and information which reflects the importance of protecting the marine environment, respecting our local heritage, and making the beach area more accessible, safer and more appealing to local residents and tourists alike. Public areas such as this, which offer free recreation activities

readily accessible by bus or from the Seawalk, are treasures worth enhancing and protecting. Realistically, we won’t be able to afford to upgrade the whole site at once; we will be prudent to spend our few dollars wisely and phase in the various improvements over time. The first phase will be to replace the existing shoreline retaining wall – which contains the sewer main – with a greenshoresfriendly option. The budget for that work was identified in the 2013 Capital Plan. I encourage you to visit our website (www.gibsons. ca), sign up to receive our newsletter for more information, and view the calendar of upcoming meetings and forums where your attendance will be welcomed. If you’re in the neighbourhood, please stop by Town Hall to view additional information on Armour’s Beach and other opportunities to enhance our town.

Letters to the Editor – Opinions (Continued from page 4) hotel will bring events to our community that otherwise would not come to Gibsons. Events such as large weddings, conferences, professional retreats and family gatherings to name a few. The economic spinoffs present real opportunities not just for employees of The George, but for many local businesses including photographers, artists, event planners, hair stylists, water-taxi and float plane operators, restaurant workers, and shop merchants. Real sustainable jobs for families which is the catalyst for a vibrant and healthy community. Our current “Owners Rendezvous” annual event is hosted at Poet’s Cove Resort on Pender Island currently because there is no facility on the coast to host the over 100 customers, their families and their boats for a two to three night stay. We host catered dinner parties and breakfast seminars during this event. If held at The George, many attendees would explore Gibsons and the shops and restaurants in town. I am sure there are many other businesses and associations on the coast that would also promote The George for professional gatherings like ours. Jeff Rhodes, Gibsons President, Coastal Craft Boats

Armours Beach Design Proposal disappoints I am very disappointed in the proposal for these reasons: Destroying a green space and replacing it with man made clutter is a fundamentally flawed concept for this small park. Marine Drive is the gateway into Gibsons. Armours Beach could be a visually exciting park that shows off our beautiul harbour and green space. Instead, the proposal reveals that approximately 70 per cent of the space will be filled choc-a-bloc with what appears to be concrete, pavement, wood, metal and other man made materials. This proposal is not a green proposal. Where the design goes wrong is that it is trying to do too much for too many. Good design is about simplicity and function and the proposed concept appears to be everything but that. It looks like a Gibsons version of a pocket Disneyland. As a resident of the area I know that Gibsons does not do a very good job of maintaining the park as it presently exists. With the addition of the structures, etc., how does Gibsons plan to maintain a facility like this? So, what should be done with this proposal and the park?

Simplify! Simplify! This small park should have a more concise focus on swimmers and kayaks. Switch the land use from 30 per cent green and 70 per cent structure to a more worthy 70 per cent green and 30 per cent structure/storage. Because of safety issues and pollution, motor boats should not be a part of this family swimming environment. Marine Services should not be located in this small park. Consider the safety of youngsters crossing Marine Drive to the park and keep parking to a minimum. Any necessary structure should be kept small as possible and be secondary to the landscaping. Except for the bathrooms, there does not appear to be anything on the upper floor of the proposed main building that is essential. Reduce the size of the footprint or get rid of the second floor. Why build unnecessary space? Think green. AND FINALLY: Keep the vistas as open as possible so that residents and visitors can enjoy our beautiful harbour and scenic location! L. Keister, Industrial Designer, Gibsons resident  

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cake, book a hairstylist and find accommodations for their guests all in one day.” Last year the event attracted over 50 brides and over 150 guests throughout the day and this year promises to be even bigger with a larger fashion show, more speakers and learning opportunities to provide brides with all the information they need to plan their weddings. Pre-register online at to attend the Inspirations Sunshine Coast Bridal Fair and be eligible to win a twohour free Photobooth rental from Coastal Weddings and Events. Plus, one lucky guest will win the amazing grand prize showcase including a stay at Painted Boat Spa and Resort, a free four-hour Photobooth wedding package, free Polaroid camera from CoCo Photography, gift certificates and much more. For more information about the event, please call (604) 720-3698 or visit

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Don’t rush when choosing that special date Choosing a wedding date without giving it much consideration may make things more difficult down the road. “When is the wedding?” the knot in the summer but Although a number of for a landscaper, gardener or newly-engaged couples may pool maintenance operator, prefer to bask in the excite- a summer wedding might ment of their new relation- not work. ship, some feel pressured to Some people would like rush into picking a wedding to tie their wedding day to date. Choosing a wedding a particular holiday. Valdate without giving it much entine’s Day is popular for consideration mayImports make 1203 weddings thanks to the Extras things more difficult down romantic sentiments synthe road. Rather than jump- onymous with the holiday, ing head first into any deci- while some couples prefer sions, couples should give Halloween or Christmas thought to any and all dates weddings. Holiday wedand decide if there are cer- dings can be exciting, but tain times of the year they they also produce significant want to avoid. obstacles. Guests may not Decide if you prefer the want to travel or spend time lush greenery of spring Jan. 16,or 2014away from their families to summer, the amazing color attend a holiday wedding. spectrum of an autumn af- Having a wedding during ternoon, or a snow-packed a holiday means competing landscape amid twinkling for vendors and reception holiday lights. Think about spaces. Prices on everything the season when you feel from food to flowers to airmost happy. line tickets could be higher Certain months may seem as vendors cash in on cusperfect, but not for busy tomer demand. professionals or those with It’s less expensive for coulimited vacation time at their ples to get married on Fridays Georgian Trading disposal. For example, early and 1203 Sundays than Saturspring may not be good for day afternoons or evenings. accountants. Teachers may Couples may think that the feel most comfortable tying money saved will be well

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worth it, but they also should think about how this decision may affect their guests. A Friday wedding requires people to take off from work or school. Sunday weddings may be slightly more convenient, but those who have to get back to work on Monday may be tired from late-night festivities. Couples should anticipate some guests not making it to their weddings when those weddings are not on Saturdays. Couples having religious ceremonies should consult with their houses of worship as to which dates are acceptable. Some will not have

weddings on days of religious observation. It is wise to consult with a church, synagogue or mosque before booking any other components of the wedding so that you are certain your chosen day is acceptable. If you have a particular venue in mind, you may be limited by their availability. This is a concession you will need to make if your heart is set on this particular location. Planning a wedding can be exciting. But the ball cannot get rolling until couples first choose the day they will tie the knot. Metro

Speak from the heart for memorable wedding toast Toasting the bride and who come from far and groom at a wedding recep- wide to celebrate with hap2014 tion is a responsibility Jan. that 16,py couples on their wedtypically falls on the shoul- ding days. Acknowledge the ders of the bride’s father as guests, thanking them for well as the best man and the being there. When thanking maid of honor. the guests, be sure to thank First: Acknowledge the the parents of the bride and guests. Families are more groom as well. geographically diverse than Second: Explain your ever before, so more and relationship to the bride more weddings host guests and/or groom. Best men


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Destination weddings a romantic start to happily ever after Your wedding, your style Following on the heels of our daughter’s recent engagement was the announcement of a destination wedding, a trend gaining tremendous popularity particularly over the past five years. Paula Rizos, Commercial Director, Western Canada with Transat Tours Canada confirms why. “A wedding in the tropics is the most romantic start to a couple’s happily ever after. It’s an exciting way to share the best day of their lives with friends and family in the most beautiful settings, and enjoy a memorable vacation!â€? Paula further shares these points: • Destination weddings generally cost less than traditional weddings.

• Destination weddings can be all-inclusive, providing unlimited food and beverages for guests. • Destination wedding specialists at top resorts reduce the stress of planning your special day, away from home, on your own. A destination wedding not only provides an exquisite, memorable backdrop for your celebration, but also is a perfect opportunity for you and your guests

to indulge in a much-needed escape. An increase in ethnic, interfaith, same-sex marriage packages offer choices for any couple. With a minimum number of rooms booked (from ten to fifteen), destination wedding packages might include free nights for the bride and groom – with exclusive amenities – plus a personal wedding coordinator, marriage official, flowers and deco-

Coast popularity as wedding destination grows Hundreds of internet searches daily focus on the Coast’s attractions, venues for wedding parties The Sunshine Coast is growing in popularity as an exotic destination for weddings. From such far-flung parts of the globe as South Africa, New Zealand, Kenya, Japan, India, or Gander NL, couples are booking accommodations and facilities at West Coast Wilderness Lodge (WCWL), Rockwater Resort and Painted Boat Resort and Spa. WCWL operator Paul Hansen notes that their popularity as a destination wedding resort has grown over the years, drawing visitors to the Coast from Africa, Europe, and “quite a few Americans.� A WCWL wedding typically books the whole resort for guest accommodations, reception at the restaurant, and ceremony on the spacious deck.

“There’s a variety of reasons for coming to BC for a wedding,� Hansen explained. “Some couples got engaged here and so returned for the wedding; others visit and fall in love with the place and decide to get married here. With the Indian weddings, it’s usually because two different cultures are coming together and they want a ceremony in a location that is open to both.� Hansen notes that Rockwater Resort pioneered the trend of offering destination weddings on the Coast. WCWL typically accepts accommodation bookings only from the wedding party when a ceremony is planned at the lodge. “We only focus on the couple, so typically, we don’t want to share the lodge with anyone

else. Plus, receptions tend to be noisy and this impacts other guests coming for peace and quiet.� For couples on a budget, Hansen notes that opting to have an intimate ceremony and dinner at the lodge is a growing trend at WCWL. “We are starting to see more couples booking for the wedding ceremony on the deck followed by a dinner in the restaurant, with the reception held back home.� With interest in Coastal weddings growing, and hundreds of internet searches daily focusing on popular resort venues, Hansen is content to accept only a select number of wedding bookings each year. “If you only do 20 or so, you look forward to them,� Hansen says. Heather Jeal

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rations in the couple’s chosen palate, sparkling toasts, wedding portraits and the cake. Couples can add specific decor accents such as parasols, sea glass centerpieces and private wedding meals by upgrading their basic package. By far the most popular destination from the west coast for destination weddings is Riviera Maya, Mexico. Not only are the resorts absolutely breathtaking, but the prices are great too. The resorts also have perfected the wedding package as they host hundreds of weddings per year. Which isn’t to say your wedding will be like everyone else’s, but it does ensure your guests and especially the bride and groom, will share in an unforgettable event set against turquoise blue waters, creamy white sand and gloriously warm sunshine. We can’t wait! Submitted by Cheryl MacKinnon, Travel Media Specialist

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The ceremony itself often the music played during sets the tone for a couple’s the reception. wedding day. A beach wedLive musicians can add ding, for example, often a more elegant feel to the creates a laid back atmo- ceremony, but such persphere, while a ceremony formers also can be costly. held in a large church or Playing prerecorded music temple sets a more formal may not be as elegant as tone. Music played during having a live performer, but the ceremony also goes a it can cost a lot less and still long way toward setting the make for an enjoyable day tone couples hope to estab- and evening. The formality lish for their event. of the event and the venue, First: consider the venue. acoustics, and availability of Houses of worship may appropriate sound equiphave rules pertaining to ment are all considerations what can and cannot be when choosing live versus played. Classical, hymnal recorded music. Whether or processional music of- hiring a band or deejay, ten makes the best fit when couples should make a list weddings are taking place in of no-play songs or artists more formal venues. Out- and make sure that such door weddings tend to give lists are included in their couples more leeway. But in contracts. general couples don’t want Many couples prefer deeto choose any music that’s jays to live bands for their too loud or over-the-top for wedding receptions. Deetheir ceremonies. jays can play favorite songs Keep in mind while couples and their guests Lesthat Fleur De Fias1203 the music played during know them, while bands the ceremony can set the can only play their own rentone for the day, this music ditions of those songs. can vary significantly from One benefit of recorded

rather than live music, as pointed out by the Coast’s DJ Aerion, is that the whole playlist can be saved and stored on a memory stick as a keepsake of that special day. Aerion began providing this service to her clients and found it was a popular option. Recorded music also permits the couple to choose from the professional deejay’s storehouse of tried and tested music and develop specific music lists that cater to their guests’ tastes – especially useful when a range of generations will be attending. “Seeing them all out there on the floor dancing together – the grandpas dancing with the granddaughters – I love that!” DJ Aerion enthused. Music plays an important role on couples’ wedding days. Though choosing music for the ceremony and the reception is often fun, couples must take such decisions seriously. Metro

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to meet demand and still the calendar fills very quickly. “Chocolate fountains and personalized chocolate bar wedding favours were big trends in recent memory, but trendy foods and party favours don’t get guests mingling and laughing the way a photobooth does,” according to Tripp. “Add keepsake photos for guests plus great candid reception photos for bridal couples and the photobooth is not only a fantastic icebreaker, it creates lasting memories.” The Coastal Weddings &

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Events on the Sunshine Coast Now to Feb. 9 Friends of the Gallery (FOG) Exhibition, at SC Arts Centre, Trail Ave. & Medusa, Sechelt Jan. 17 Friday Night Live Coffeehouse, Roberts Creek Legion, 8pm Jan. 17–19 Men’s Bonspiel, Gibsons Curling Club Jan. 18 The Midds and Zen Archer Collective, Roberts Creek Legion, 9pm Jan. 18 ‘Tell the Premier’ Rallies, Sunshine Coast Highway, Langdale to Earl’s Cove 12:30 – 1:30pm Jan. 19 Salish Sea Coal Committee, Introductory Meeting – All Welcome, Roberts Creek Library 2pm Jan. 24 DJ Night: BoomBoom Room, with Jason Whyte, Roberts Creek Legion, 8pm Jan. 24 – 26 A Weekend of Beethoven with Kai Gleusteen & Catherine Ordronneau, Pender Harbour School of Music, Madeira Park, Jan. 24 – 7:30pm, Jan. 25 & 26 at 2pm Jan. 25 Robbie Burns Night, Sechelt Legion. Details TBA Jan. 25 Pruning Basics with Cheryl Topping, SC Botanical Garden, 1pm Jan. 25 Laughin’ in the Dark Comedy Night, David Roche, Jenica Vaneli, Gerry Hills, Roberts Creek Legion, 7:30pm Jan. 26 Pruning Fruit Trees with Cheryl Topping, SC Botanical Garden, 1pm Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 Mixed Bonspiel, Gibsons Curling Club Jan. 31 House Concert: Simon Paradis, Mark Vance, Russell Marsland, Copper Sky Café, Madeira Park 7pm Feb. 1 Grow the Garden Gala, Dinner and Auction, SC Botanical Garden, 5:30pm Feb. 7 Live Music: The Blue Voodoo Duo, Boomer’s Burger Bar, Sunnycrest Mall 8pm

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Artists in a FOG The Friends of the Gallery (FOG) annual exhibition opened Wednesday, January 8 in the Doris Crowston Gallery at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre. It was a full house with many of the show’s 83 artists in attendance (pictured). This remarkable and varied exhibition is on display at the Arts Centre (corner of Trail and Medusa, Sechelt) until February 9, Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. or Sundays 1 – 4 p.m. Photo submitted

Powell River Film Fest ideal Valentine getaway With the 2014 program recently confirmed, tickets and passes for the 13th annual Powell River Film Festival went on sale January 15 and may be purchased online at www.prfilmfestival. ca. Eleven feature films – six dramas and five documentaries –will be screened at the vintage Patricia Theatre in the Historic Townsite district, offering a weekend of nonstop entertainment for

the cinema buff, February 12 to 16. For a special Valentines getaway, Powell River pulls together to offer some spectacular Film Fest deals. Friday evening, February 14, enjoy a special dinner-anda-movie night. The culinary arts students at Brooks School will be knocking themselves out to provide a special meal, with transportation to the Patricia Theatre

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Since it first opened its doors in 1932, Garden Bay Hotel & Marina has been one of Pender Harbour’s premier destinations for dining, entertainment, and boating facilities. Located on the harbour’s calm waters, it is a safe haven offering 700 feet of moorage for recreational boaters needing rest, relaxation and refit. A hotel that is not a hotel - the Garden Bay Hotel doesn’t offer guest accommodation onsite. They proudly hold the oldest liquor license on the Coast,

acquired back in the day when a license to dispense spirits was issued only to a hotel, and a ‘hotel license’ was not necessarily issued to a place that provided sleeping rooms. Times have changed; the name has not. In 1982, the present owners, Ron Johnston and partner Marita Jokela, signed on and began establishing the Garden Bay Pub as a music venue, particularly for blues. Throughout the summer, some of BC’s best blues, jazz and rock musicians fill the deck and interior

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Cocktails & Cuisine

Shepherd’s Pie offers historic comfort It’s cold. It’s wet. It’s time for a little comfort from the kitchen. Meat pies - that savoury onedish dinner - have a venerable tradition dating back to the Middle Ages, which had a much more creative approach to this humble dish. A typical Elizabethan recipe ran: “Shred your meat (mutton or beef ) and suet together fine. Season it with cloves, mace, pepper and some saffron, great raisins and prunes...” This mixture was encased in a pastry ‘coffyn’ and baked in a slow oven for hours. This is a far richer and more innovative dish that the typical commercial meat pies on the market today and an argument for a return to home cooking. Shepherd’s or Cottage Pie replaces the pastry with mashed potatoes. The humble spud was first introduced to Europe in 1520 by the Spanish and it took another 200 years or so before the British accepted them – regarding them as cheap and filling food for the poor ‘cottagers.’ Some time in the 1700s, frugal homemakers in north England or Scotland devised the Cottage Pie as a creative way to use up leftover meat and vegetables, stretching it with a thick topping of mashed potatoes. In the 1870s, the term

Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

‘Shepherd’s Pie’ caught on, usually applied to a Cottage Pie made with mutton or lamb instead of beef. Now, the two terms are applied to any one-dish meat pie with a mashed-potato crust. Shepherd’s/Cottage Pie has a number of interesting international variations. In Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic, pastelon de papa features a layer of potatoes, another layer or two of meat, a final layer of spuds and a layer of cheese. This is quite similar to the Portugese dish called Empadao (which uses only ground beef and omits the cheese). In Finland’s lihaperunasoselaatikko, the meat and potato are all mixed together, with ground pork added to the ground beef. Harkening back to those frugal Scottish cooks, the St. Stephen’s Day pie (served up on December 26, the ‘feast of Stephen’) uses ground leftover turkey and/or ham. And then of course there’s Shepherdless Pie, which uses tofu, legumes, or other protein substitute in place of the meat. With ground beef and tomatoes on sale this week, Shepherd’s Pie offers a warm, comforting embrace of flavours for the budget-savvy.

Filling 1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels or mixed vegetables 2 tablespoons butter 1 large onion, chopped 1 stalk celery, chopped 1 1/4 lbs (1/2 kg) ground beef 1 garlic clove, minced 2 tablespoons flour 1 cup beef broth 2 cups diced fresh tomatoes or 1 cup canned crushed tomatoes 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce salt and pepper

Mashed Potato Topping 6 cups peeled and chopped potatoes 1 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup sour cream 1/4-1/2 cup milk 1 -1 1/2 cup grated white cheddar cheese paprika

Specials from Jan. 17 to Jan. 23,

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Add frozen vegetables to a pot of rapidly boiling water. When water returns to the boil, remove from heat and drain. Set aside. Place potatoes in a large pot with water to cover; add and bring to a boil, uncovered, over high heat for 10 to 13 minutes until potatoes are fork-tender. Meanwhile, make the meat filling. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté the onion and celery in the butter, stirring often, for about 5 to 6 minutes. Add the ground beef to the pan and break it up with a wooden spoon as it browns. Drain off fat and return skillet to burner, set to medium low. Stir in garlic and flour. Stir in beef broth, tomatoes,

herbs, the vegetables and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer, partially covered, for several minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Transfer mixture to large buttered casserole. Drain potatoes. Add butter and sour cream; wait several minutes for butter to melt and sour cream to warm so the ingredients will be easier to blend. Mash the potatoes, adding enough milk to make the mixture medium-soft. Spread the mashed potatoes over the meat mixture evenly; sprinkle cheese over top and garnish with a sprinkle of paprika. Place on centre oven rack and bake for about 20 minutes, until top is golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.

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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

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Community involvement is an integral part of planning for development of the public spaces, including the area adjacent to our new Wastewater Treatment Facility. Sechelt has retained a Consultant to help prepare a plan for the future of this half hectare site on Ebbtide Street, adjacent to the new plant site and the Sechelt Marsh. A Steering Committee of six individuals will be struck to work with the District and the Consultant to develop park plan ideas for review. Community volunteers with interests in parks, recreation and neighbourhood planning are being sought to participate on the Steering Committee. It is anticipated that this group will meet a number of times over the next three months to discuss and develop concepts. The work of the Committee will be brought forward for review and input from the general public. Following public review, concepts for park development will be presented to Council for consideration. Individuals interested in serving on the Steering Committee are encouraged to forward an expression of interest to Ray Parfitt, Director of Planning, ( by January 31, 2014. Please include your name, contact details and a brief summary of your background, highlighting, your experience, training and/or interest in the areas of community and recreation planning.

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Johnny Walker RE Décor Consignment. ImLATTICE: New 4x8 sheets, hvy duty, $45 ea. Various other sizes agine our surprise!...when we buy cameras 1202 counted our furniture pieces...39 avail. 604-885-7014. p05 total...all stylish and affordable, we also counted mirrors...45, lamps...only 7 (bring me some!), baskets...22, seascapes & landTwo cord loads - fir - mixed, seascapes...9, vases...91, hurricane soned, split and delivered. Call lamps...9, cushions...22, and too 604-993-0094. p09 many other treasures to count. We also offer design and tering services. 5699 Cowrie St., Sechelt. 604-885-5884. b03 Jan. 9, 2014

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trucks & suv’s 1999 Ford Explorer 4x4 Sport. Needs a new windshield. Comes with 2 sets of tires. $3,600 obo. Call 778-877-8005. p03

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Horoscope January 17 to January 23 Astrologer

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Tip of the Week: In the wake of the first Full Moon of the year, emotions are running high. Everyone wants to be successful in their own right and that is good. But when success is vain and it leads us to close our doors to authentic and meaningful contributions, we all lose. Sadly, in many respects we are all losing. With each new day all the old problems we have heard about for so long have not only not gone away, they have gotten bigger. The seduction of the popular notion of success hisses like a serpent and distracts us from seeing a deeper truth. The greatest gift of Astrology is that it outlines the path of our destiny, which is varied in scope and which is a co-creative journey which empowers us to achieve our full potential. It speaks to one’s deepest sense of selfknowing. Beyond all predictions, good Astrology focuses deeply upon your core nature. I invite you to give it a try, to put it to the test. The world needs you now to be fully and authentically yourself. Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20) Looking back over the past 18 months or so will remind you how much you have changed. Hopefully you are you happy with the new you that is emerging. There is more to come and a good deal of it this year. The past few weeks have perhaps been heavy. There is time to weave deeper wisdom into your choices. Fortunately, you will feel reignited this week. Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21) If you have been yearning for some extra attention you will get your wish very soon. This is also a good time to approach authority figures for favours and earned rewards. You may want to avoid making any extra commitments just now. The focus remains on healing unbalanced relationship patterns and you may have a full plate. Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21) You are coming out of a tough stretch. Your twin may have found reason and opportunity to play these past few weeks, but not both of you. Now you both will be able to enjoy a more equal satisfaction level. Opportunities to express yourself more creatively and to

office will help. Mars in your sign through to July 2014 will help you to overcome obstacles and enter new territory. Some of it is psychological which implies an inspiration and attitude upgrade. Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21) Making some key power plays early in the game is a top priority now. You may have to overcome some obstacles first. Inner fears, lack of clarity or conviction may be at issue. Home and family matters may be unsettled and disruptive. Generally, you have to navigate through emotional ups and downs. Take just one solid lead and it will inspire you. Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21) Building upon new foundations has already begun. These will occur amidst the continued clearing process that has been underway for some time. Break through inner and outer lines of resistance to the call of your destiny. To know what is true, ask yourself if you are rationalizing or listening to your heartfelt feelings, your inner authority. Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19) A new quality of individuality has been emerging within you since spring 2011 in particular. Over the past six months or so your social influence has been rising. Together these have contributed to you being more assertive lately. The focus is split between family and business. Aim to balance giving with getting attention now. Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19) Faithful perseverance is the key now and will remain so through to


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get some recognition and hopefully some reward for it are on the horizon. See the lights…. Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22) You have been shaken and stirred especially in the relationship department of late. It is all part of an expansion process destined to occur. It may be described as pushing you out of your comfort zone. The key now is to trust that there is purpose woven into it. As the co-writer of your life script, how would you like this story to proceed? Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23) If you have been waiting for some inspiration to be more social and have more fun, your patience is about to be rewarded. You may still have to give more to feel the spirit and make things happen. Already this week new ideas have been sparked and exchanged with others. This momentum will grow but to get the most out of it take action now. Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22) Getting organized to get creative continues. This week a shift in the gears will lead you to get creatively organized. Perhaps it is your living space, or your thoughts, or your goals and dreams that require a better system. This trend will last for up to several weeks. Intend to make full use of it. Take your time to do it right. Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22) A good deal of activity close to home should be keeping you busy. Seeing your home, or at least a power zone within it, as your headquarters and/or

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Glue-Down Vinyl Plank On Sale $1.99 sq.ft Carpet

Starting at 99¢ sq.ft

Sheet Vinyl On Sale 99¢ sq.ft Urban Series ‘Perla’ 12” X 24” Tile On Sale $2.79 sq.ft

No more crying over spilled milk. Thanks to Shaw’s more crying over spilled patented R2X® stain andNosoil milk. Thanks to Shaw’s resistance system, you have patented R2X stain and soil resistance system, you have more time to clean up spills.


Click Vinyl Plank 4 Colours

Sale $5.49 sq.ft

8mm Laminates Starting at 99¢ sq.ft 12mm Laminates Starting at $1.29 sq.ft Engineered Click Bamboo 2 Colours On sale $3.99 sq.ft Engineered Click Natural Maple On Sale $3.99 sq.ft Glue-Down Solid Bamboo Gunstock On sale $1.59 sq.ft

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Simple Selection Faux Wood

Roller Shades




more time to clean up spills.


milk. Thanks to Shaw’s OFF OFF patented R2X stain and soil ®


resistance system, you have more time to clean up spills.

retailer area


retailer area

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© 2012 Shaw


Carpet | Area Rugs | Tile & Stone | Hardwood | Laminate | Resilient |

© 2012 Shaw



crying over spilled | Tilemore | Hardwood | Laminate | Resilient | Carpet | Area RugsNo & Stone

The Local - January 16, 2014  

The Local - January 16, 2014