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The Narrows Inlet Hydro Power (NIHP) project will place its powerhouse at the river narrows, in an area of logging regrowth. Peter Schober, NIHP Principal, notes that the company has been careful to choose a location well away from sand and gravel beds attractive to spawning fish. Photo courtesy Narrows Inlet Hydro Power Corp.

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nvironment Minister Mary Polak and Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett recently issued a conditional Environmental Assessment Certificate to Narrows Inlet Hydro Holding Corp. for the Narrows Inlet Hydro Project,1013 apTeresa Bartrim proximately 50 km north of Sechelt. The decision was made after considering a review led by British Columbia’s Environmental Assessment Office, which concluded that the project is not expected to result in any significant adverse effects, based on the 26 conditions and mitigation measures set out in the EnvironmenMarch The 29, 2012 tal Assessment Certificate. conditions, along with the design aspects specified in the Certified Project Description, are expected to mitigate potential impacts of the project.

The certificate conditions were developed following consultation and input from the public, First Nations communities and government agencies. Each of the conditions is a legally-binding requirement that Narrows Inlet Hydro Holding Corp. must meet to be in compliance with the certificate. In addition, the project is required to be built and operated in accordance with the Certified Project Description. Key conditions for the project include that Narrows Inlet Hydro Holding Corp. must: conduct a study to determine the levels of methyl mercury in sediment/soils at Ramona Lake and potential effects on the release of methyl mercury into Ramona Lake; only draw down Ramona Lake in accordance with con-

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Marathon clinics underway Planning to run in the BMO Sunshine Coast April Fool’s Run and/or a spring marathon? Sunshine Coast Athletics training clinics are now underway. Register online at www.foolsrun. com, then show up Sunday morning at 9 a.m. ready to run. Any speed welcome as long as you can run a

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With a few e-mails and word of mouth, organizers of the Gibsons Public Market project rounded up a team of more than 50 volunteers to give the former Yacht Club building and Jan. 23, 2014 grounds a wash and brushup last weekend. “We got here at a quarter to nine,” said School Trustee Silas White, in attendance with partner, children, and in-laws. “We thought we’d be early, but the parking lot was full and it looked like half the work was already done.” Gibsons Mayor Wayne Rowe demonstrated ownership of the project, donning work gloves to haul trash and clear debris outdoors beneath sunny skies, while teams from various construction companies repaired chairs, power-washed the exterior, and cut back the overgrown gardens. A team of heroes attacked the long-neglected kitchen, even scrubbing floors on their hands and knees. The need to bring the premises up to snuff is urgent – bookings are already rolling in according to orga- be holding their first Family nizer Gerry Zipursky. “We’ve Movie Night here in Februhad a dozen requests for rent- ary.” After a team of painters als, and one wedding already moves in to freshen the intebooked. Persephone’s will rior, Zipursky will move into

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Anton notes, “More and more people are heading into the backcountry to enjoy winter sports like skiing, snowmobiling and snow shoeing; but as we saw over the holidays, as the number of people in the backcountry increases so do search and rescues undertaken by volunteers. Avalanche Awareness provides a great opportunity for people to learn to stay safe during winter recreation.” Gilles Valade, executive director of the Canadian

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the SSCC will join efforts with the diverse tapestry of organizations and communities who are saying no to coal export expansions, including the Dogwood Initiative, the Powell River Pebble in the Pond Society, and Voters Taking Action on Climate Change. The collective will actively support the Sechelt First Nation in their opposition to the proposal by gathering and sharing relevant information regarding impacts on marine environments, particularly in relation to sensitive ecosystems and traditional fishing grounds throughout the area and in the Sabine Channel.

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The newly formed ‘Salish Sea Coal Committee’ (SSCC) met Sunday, January 19, to discuss next steps in addressing the proposal to ship eight million tonnes of thermal coal through our coastal waters on its way to China to be burned for electricity generation. Following the presentation of the Coal Hard Facts community forum late last year, organizers from the Alliance for Democracy, the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association and the SC Senior Citizens organization realized that a significant ongoing effort would be required to halt this serious threat to the area’s health and environment. Accordingly they reached out to the community at Sunday’s meeting, and were quite pleased with the number of committed volunteers who have stepped forward to dedicate time and energy to this issue through the SSCC. The Sunshine Coast is in a unique position to contribute to the campaign that is mobilizing residents from Oregon, Washington, and the greater Vancouver area.  The Coast has been overlooked by authorities seeking citizen approval, as it is not in the area immediately adjacent to train routes or Port of Greater Vancouver expansions. Not only has the Sunshine Coast community not been consulted about this dangerous proposal, but in an alarming display of disrespect for the sovereignty of the Sechelt Nation, the Sechelt Indian Band was neither informed, nor their approval sought, despite the fact that the transport route goes directly through their unceded territory and could significantly impact their traditional fishing grounds. To be most effective,

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Editorial Opinion There they go again Whoops, it’s an election year and with just ten – count ‘em, 10! – months to go before Coast residents head to the polls to choose their local government representatives, the issues are on the floor and the invective is in the air. In Gibsons, the George project is still months away from a Public Hearing, but that’s not stopping its opponents. Landing merchants make no secret of their support for the project - badges and signs are prominently displayed – and thus are easy targets for the coercive anti-George letters threatening a wholesale boycott of their premises that were hand-delivered this past week. First thought: how many of those threatening the boycott actually regularly patronize those businesses? Second thought: How valid are their points of opposition, if they must resort to intimidation to get their way instead of reasoned debate? Apparently, the team that specialized in lies and innuendo in past elections and development hearings are back at work, pumping up the rumour mill. Psst, did you hear that a five-way traffic light will be installed in Lower Gibsons if this project goes forward? Psst, did you hear that … Did you read on Facebook that … Did you share the post on the anonymouslyadministered page that said … A lack of factual information and the surplus of fear-mongering indicates a weak argument and an old-fashioned political mindset reaching back to the traditions of Tammany Hall. In Sechelt, the sewage treatment plant prompts fewer letters to the editor but equally emotional responses from the public, pro and con. The writ has not yet been dropped for a recently-proposed borrowing referendum and already we hear calls to VOTE with capital letters. Sometimes with variously coloured and sized fonts, just to make their point. In this issue, as with others that will come forward before election season, reason must trump emotion and votes should be cast based on soundly presented economic data. While we respect the passion of the various camps, we wonder: without the vitally-important reports requested by Gibsons Council at the last Committee of the Whole meeting, how can either side make a fully-informed decision? Until all the financial data is in the public’s hands, how can voters in Sechelt head to the polls confident of casting an enlightened vote that will impact the future economy of their community? At The Local, we are waiting until all the facts are in before we weigh in on either debate. Heather Jeal, Editor

Letters to the Editor – Opinions Times have changed? I would like to add to the facts presented in Jim Cleghorn’s excellent letter in the January 9 issue of The Local. Mr. Cleghorn points out that the $7.50 car and driver fare charged by Black Ball back in 1952 had been reduced to $4.00 by BC Ferries by 1962. The reason? Black Ball was a private company. The government took it over and created BC Ferries in order to provide the affordable transportation that facilitated economic growth in coastal communities. This was done by W.A.C. Bennett’s Social Credit Party—the party the right-wingers used to vote for. Yet, any suggestion that the government should, in the name of the public good, take over any aspect of private enterprise these days is greeted with shouts of “Socialism!” My, how times have changed. Anne Miles, Gibsons

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My name is Luke Harbison. I was born on the Sunshine Coast and I am 23 years old. My chosen profession is food / hospitality which I am currently employed in. My employers talk about the George Hotel but I haven’t really paid much attention until recently. I would like to stay on the Sunshine Coast and eventually raise a family here. It would be great if there were jobs in the hospitality industry here at a professional level instead of having to move to Vancouver to further my career. I think the Hotel is a great idea. Luke Harbison, Gibsons

Getting burned by incineration Two recent articles within the Burnaby newspaper (Burnaby NOW) should be brought to the attention of your readers. The first, on January 7 detailed movements by the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) to impede any renewal of the Burnaby incinerator’s permit process by the Ministry of the Environment (MoE). The article can be read here: http://www. dictable-burnaby-incinera tor-bad-for-airshed-fraservalley- 1.780801 The second, on January 10, was a “testy” rebuttal by Mayor Corrigan of Burnaby: it can be read here: http://www. mayor-calls-fvrd-hypocriti cal-over-burnaby-incinera tor-attack- 1.785343 What are some of the facts? The FVRD is downwind of Burnaby and, due to surrounding mountains, is encapsulated within an air ‘trap’. The FVRD is concerned about both its residents’ health and the healthiness of the considerable agricultural produce generated within its area(s). Burnaby, meanwhile, currently burns about 285K tonnes of garbage per year, including all the garbage barged to it from many coastal First Nations communities up and down our coastal waters. In the meantime, there are as many as six proposed sites within the Lower Mainland for at least one larger incinerator, the target for burning being 1,000 tonnes per day. What is alarming is that three of these proposed sites surround the Sunshine Coast; one at Duke Point

near Nanaimo, which places the incinerator about 25 miles upwind of us, given the prevailing south-easterly winds; two other sites are being suggested, at Woodfibre and at Port Mellon. Either one of these latter two would be a few miles upwind of us during our occasionally experiencing the northerly ‘outflow’ wind patterns. The FVRD is taking concerted action with the MoE about their future. When will our local governments begin to express themselves regarding the future of our communities vis-a-vis the possibility of pollution/contamination? Brian K. Sadler, Gibsons

Getting burned by coal The Sunshine Coast Clean Air Society is opposed to a coal transfer facility at Fraser Surrey Docks and the transport of coal to Texada Island on the Sunshine Coast for the following reasons: (1) There are health hazards due to the transportation of coal and coal dust such as increased damage to cardiovascular and pulmonary systems, increased asthma attacks, heart attacks, and ER visits, and increased incidences of bronchitis and risk to cancer. Children and the elderly are most susceptible to coal dust pollutants such as mercury and sulphur. (2) There’s increased cost to our health care system because of these health hazards. The coal industry is passing their costs onto the health system/taxpayer. (3) Coal, more than any other source of energy, contributes to greenhouse gases and climate change. It’s the dirtiest form of energy. Coal

dust is a major air pollutant. The Sunshine Coast Clean Air Society joins others in opposing your coal project: Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, British Columbia Nurses’ Union, The Fraser and Vancouver Coastal Health Authorities, the Provincial Chief Medical Officer, the SCRD, our MLA, Nicholas Simons, & the Shishalh Nation. The World Bank in 2013 stopped financing the construction of coal-fired power plants in developing countries due to global warming impacts. We support the shíshálh Nation, whose traditional waters could be contaminated by coal dust, in their request for a full Environmental Assessment, a Health Impact Assessment, a Navigational Risk Assessment, an Environmental Management Plan, a Spill Response Plan, and an Air Quality Management Plan. Elizabeth McNeill S.C. Clean Air Society See more letters at 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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Discover cross-country skiing at magical Dakota Ridge

Dakota Ridge is the Sunshine Coast’s cross-country skiing paradise With its close proximity to Vancouver, more and more people are choosing to enjoy winter activities on the Sunshine Coast either on a daily basis or for the weekend, and one of the most popular winter activities that people are pursuing is cross-country skiing. Although it may not be as popular as downhill skiing, in terms of all-around aerobic benefits, it’s the front runner. Using muscles in the shoulders, back, chest, abdomen, buttocks, and legs, cross-country skiers can burn as many as six hundred to nine hundred calories per hour. The kick and glide technique, combined with the poling motion to propel you along, can provide a more complete workout than running or cycling, both of which emphasize lower body muscles. Another advantage of cross-country skiing is that it has a lower risk of serious injury than downhill skiing. Also, you can rent (or buy) skis, poles, and boots for considerably less than what you would pay for downhill gear. You don’t need to make any reservations at high-priced ski resorts, because you can cross-country ski in a local winter recreation area or even your own backyard. Most people don’t need a lesson before starting out. With a little bit of practice and some good equipment you can turn a bleak rainy day at sea level into a magical snowy day in one of the Sunshine Coast’s best kept winter paradises waiting to be explored. The Dakota Ridge Winter Recreation Area, located just past Roberts Creek is an ideal place for cross-country skiers -- whether you are a family seeking a fresh air activ-

Cross-country skiing provides a superb all-around aerobic workout in the pristine air of Dakota Ridge’s backcountry trails. Photo courtesy of Sunshine Coast Tourism

ity, an adventurer looking for a cardio workout, or an outdoor lover desiring some snow-muffled silence. Dakota Ridge offers visitors 19 kilometres of beautiful cross-country ski trails that wind through old growth forests and open areas in a beautiful subalpine setting. Gentle hills and wide ridges entice locals as well as tourists to explore. Visitors can defrost in the cozy warming

hut, explore quiet snowcovered meadows and open fields, and glide to higher peaks for spectacular views of the Coast Mountains, Vancouver Island and Salish Sea. For information on passes, to learn more about snow and road conditions, or for driving directions, visit the Sunshine Coast Regional District’s website at www. or call 604-885-6802. Submitted

SCYSA teams deliver excitement, stellar performances Sunshine Coast Youth So c c er A s s ociat i on (SCYSA) Rep teams Falcons and Storm played their first games after the winter break. Under foggy conditions on Saturday, Falcons lost to their archrivals, Marpole Blue Aces, 1-nil. Despite the defeat, Falcons played an exciting game and are currently at second place in their divi-

sion (Gold 2). On Sunday, Storm tied against the West Vancouver Spuraways. After practicing new drills and concepts Storm demonstrated a stellar performance proving that hard work really pays off. Sign up for SCYSA Spring Academy Registration for the Spring Academy is still

open to U11s and U15s. For eight weeks, players will receive personal training from the technical director. Sessions start on Monday, February 3 for U11s and Tuesday, February 4 for U15s. Times for both sessions will be at 6:15 p.m. at Ted Dixon field. Register online at Cost is $125 Submitted

Teens support flavoured tobacco products
 The Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon, is calling for a ban on flavoured tobacco products in BC after a new poll showed overwhelming support from British Columbians. The Angus Reid poll revealed that 81 per cent of BC teens between 15 and 18 years of age agree that the BC government should adopt legislation to ban all tobacco products with fruit and candy flavours as a measure to reduce tobacco use among youth. In addition, 74 per cent of British Columbians over the age of 18 support a ban. The survey of more than 1,100 teens and adults was conducted in December. “These numbers speak loud and clear: British Columbians want a ban in BC on flavoured tobacco products,” says Kathryn Seely, Director, Public Issues, Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon. “We are urging the BC government to protect children from the predatory marketing practices of the tobacco industry and the products which, through their packaging and appearance, are aggressively targeted to youth. It’s time, now during National NonSmoking Week, to commit to a ban.” In Canada, many types of tobacco products are heavily flavoured, including cigarillos (little cigars), water pipe tobacco, smokeless tobacco and menthol cigarettes. Flavours include chocolate, mint, cherry, peach, strawberry, and other fruit and candy flavours that are appealing to youth. These flavours reduce the harsh effects of cigarette smoke, making it easier for youth who may be experimenting with smoking to become addicted to tobacco. A national Youth Smoking Survey released last fall by the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact at the University of Waterloo found more than half (53 per cent) of youth tobacco users in BC had used flavoured tobacco products. This equates to approximately 30,500 BC students. “This is a real issue in BC and we can make an equally real impact by implementing a ban,” explains Seely. “We believe the BC government has made great strides to help reduce smoking rates in our province but we need

to do more and be leaders in protecting youth from these deceptive products.” Smoking rates in British Columbia are the lowest in the country at 13 per cent. However, Tobacco use is still the leading cause of death and disease in BC, killing more than 6,000 British Columbians each year. Second-hand smoke is linked to the death of more than 100 British Columbians each year. In total, tobacco use costs the BC economy $2.3 billion annually. The majority of new tobacco users are under the age of 18. Tobacco has no safe level of consump-

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Now to Feb. 9 Friends of the Gallery (FOG) Exhibition, at SC Arts Centre, Trail Ave. & Medusa, Sechelt 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 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. 25 Planting Seeds of Cooperation, Dr. Leta Burchailo discusses co-op community gardens, Roberts Creek Elementary School Library 1pm Jan. 25 Family Literacy Day, Gibsons Public Library 1 – 3pm Jan. 25 Robbie Burns Night, with Coast String Fiddlers, Pender Harbour Legion. Tix $25 Jan. 25 Dance with Jim Taylor, Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre 7pm Jan. 25 Celebration of Conservation, Roberts Creek Hall 7pm Jan. 26 Pruning Fruit Trees with Cheryl Topping, SC Botanical Garden, 1pm Jan. 26 Driftwood Players AGM, Gibsons Heritage Playhouse 1pm Jan. 26 Live via Satellite: Bolshoi Ballet ‘Jewels’, Raven’s Cry Theatre 2pm Jan. 26 Drumming Circle, St. Hilda’s Church 4pm Jan. 27 Film: Gabrielle, Gibsons Heritage Playhouse 7:30pm Jan. 27 Beekeeper Julia Common: ‘Bringing Hives to East Vancouver’, Seaside Centre, presented by Sechelt Garden Club, Sechelt 7:30pm 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. 1 Evelyn Lau Reads, SC Arts Centre, Sechelt 8pm Feb. 2 New Moon Festival Potluck and Celebration of the Lunar New Year, Roberts Creek Call 604-885-8103 for more info Feb. 7 Live Music: The Blue Voodoo Duo, Boomer’s Burger Bar, Sunnycrest Mall 8pm Feb. 8 Cold Nights – Warm Hearts Fundraiser, Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre 2pm

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Celebrate Year of the (Robotic) Horse January 31 As the Lunar New Year launches the Chinese Year of the Horse on January 31, the appropriately-named Roberts Creek band Robotic Horse Mechanical Sun launches their self-produced – live off the floor at SuperCabin – CD at Gumboot Garden Café. Filled with original songs and beautiful harmonies, the album features songs telling tales close to the heart (and funnybone) with a refreshing twist and alternative country style. Doors open at 8 p.m., music starts at 9. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information: Submitted

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This winter the Literary Committee of the Sunshine Coast Arts Council will be hosting some of Canada’s most prominent authors at the Arts Centre, corner of Trail and Medusa in Sechelt. Evelyn Lau, poet and memoirist, J.B. MacKinnon, author of The Hundred Mile Diet, Aislinn Hunter, novelist and poet, and Rudy Wiebe, novelist will share their recent work in a series of readings sponsored by the Canada Council. Admission is by donation. Evelyn Lau launches the series, reading from her work on Saturday, February 1 at 8:00 p.m. The precocious Lau was first published at the age of twelve. Her first book, Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid won wide acclaim and was adapted for film. Her poetry has received numerous awards including the Milton Acorn Award and the Pat Lowther Award. Her collection Oedipal Dreams was short-

listed for the Governor General’s Award. She has also written a novel, two books of short fiction and two books of essays. For the last three years she has served as Vancouver’s Poet Laureate. Writing helped Evelyn survive an unhappy childhood and also her teenage years on the streets of Vancouver. An autobiographical author, writing has given her the freedom to observe with unsparing honesty the experiences of her life. In her latest work, A Grain of Rice, the same attention to detail is there, the same awareness of hypocrisy that she experienced with anger in her early years, but there is also pleasure in “the contemplation of a simple object” that “might squeeze more meaning out of the moment / than all this frantic busyness we’re praised for.” To read Evelyn Lau’s work is to experience a life lived passionately. Submitted

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Year of the Horse gallops in January 31 With the New Moon virtually invisible in the night sky of January 31, Chinese New Year kicks off a 15-day celebration with a traditional family feast, and ending with a Lantern Festival on Feburary 14. Each year in a Chinese calendar is ruled

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SDBA collects sweaters during Turn Down Heat Week, Feb. 1 – 8 FortisBC and the Business Improvement Areas of BC (BIABC) are teaming up once to promote energy conservation during Turn Down The Heat Week, February 1 to 8. Participating businesses in approximately 20 Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) will turn down the heat at work and at home and wear sweaters to help promote energy conservation. This event is a collaboration between FortisBC and BIABC with the enthusiastic support of Business Improvement Associations from all over the province. “FortisBC encourages a culture of energy efficiency and conservation in the workplace and in the home,” said Doug Stout, vice president of energy solutions and external relations at FortisBC. “We welcome supporting the Business Improvement Ar-

eas in this challenge and encourage our employees and customers to get involved.” As part of the ‘Turn Down the Heat Week’ initiative, throughout the province, BIAs will be collecting warm gently-used sweaters and coats to be distributed to persons in need; FortisBC employees in these areas will also be challenged to collect and donate these items. In Sechelt, the Sechelt Downtown Business Association will be collecting and forwarding donated items to The Salvation Army – Sunshine Coast Ministries, to be distributed as needed throughout the Sunshine Coast. Each business will be taking a slightly different approach to the challenge during “Turn Down the Heat Week.” Some will offer sales on sweaters or on hot drinks; some will hand out flyers about energy ef-

ficiency; and some will find creative ways to collect warm clothes for local charities. Each BIA will find a different local social service provider to accept the clothing donations during or at the end of the event. During this week as well, FortisBC will be encouraging customers to turn down the heat and put on a sweater. Customers will be asked to tweet FortisBC a photo of them in their cozy sweater for a chance to win a $200 gift card. “The objective of “Turn Down the Heat Week” is to make everyone more aware of energy consumption – and what can be done to reduce it – while collecting sweaters for those in our communities who can really use them, said Ken Kelly, Chair of the BIABC. “This is another example of downtowns and major commercial centers in the prov-

ince reinforcing the sense of community between businesses and residents. We appreciate FortisBC supporting our desire to emphasize the importance of living our lives differently, as businesses and as community.” Sweaters and warm clothing articles may be dropped off at any of these locations in downtown Sechelt: •Trail Bay Mall •Salvation Army Thrift Store •Rainbow Room Hair Salon •Pretty Natty Duds •Three Dog Bakery •Red Line Shoes •Butcher Dave’s Meat Market •Extra’s Imports •Artworks Gallery and Framing •Fiber Expressions •J&B Technical Group •Corner Gas Petro Can •Sechelt Visitor Centre •Service BC •Home Hardware Submitted

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the demands on our reserves. The referendum will John Henderson only affect how we pay for the project. The new plant Mayor, is already 35 per cent comDistrict of Sechelt plete and the total cost of the project is unchanged at Last week, Council unani- $24.9 million. mously resolved to hold a refSome residents have been erendum to accept the Green asking me why are we now 2, 2013 MunicipalitiesMay Funds (GMF) considering changing the offer of a $1 million grant funding when the project is (non-repayable) a loan of1118already underway? Lehighand Cement $7.4 million that is repayable In short, it was always over 10 years at a fixed inter- our hope to secure this est rate of 2.25per cent. funding. The GMF is an Although funding is al- arm of the Federation of ready in place for Sechelt’s Canadian Municipalities new wastewater treatment that “funds the very best facility, this new grant and examples of leadership and loan package provides the innovation in municipal District with an improved sustainable development.” May 2, 2013 payment option and reduces Attracting alternative

funding options for the new wastewater treatment plant has been an ongoing objective of District staff. The GMF application offered us such an opportunity. In the absence of GMF funding, our current funding plan has been to pay for the new facility by using $11.2 million of government grants already in place, the majority of our sewer reserves, a portion ($2.5 million) of our unrestricted surplus fund and short term financing (also, $2.5 million.) Securing the GMF funding would leave more reserves available for other sewer projects. (While the wastewater treatment facil-

ity is our top sewer-related priority, it is not our only priority.) As well, while the $2.5 million contribution from our unrestricted surplus fund would have been repaid from sewer user fees over time, the GMF funding means we will not need to use those funds which will then be available for other projects that benefit all Sechelt residents. Over the next few weeks, you will have an opportunity to hear more about the choice between our current funding plan and the new GMF funding option. Please take the time to learn more so you can decide for yourself what you feel is best for Sechelt.

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Literacy week

Literacy programs benefit adult learners An investment of $2.4 million by the provincial government is helping adult learners around the province improve their reading and writing skills by providing them with the help they need in their home communities. On the Sunshine Coast, the Community Adult Literacy Program (CALP) will support literacy projects offered by Capilano University/Sechelt Public

Library to provide instruction and support to adult learners in everything from basic literacy to highschool completion. “Strong reading and writing skills are the starting point for many adults looking to upgrade their education and get a job with a good paycheque in their back pocket,” said Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk. “This year alone the Community Adult Literacy

Program will benefit more than 9,000 adult learners, helping them gain the skills and confidence they need to pursue their ambitions.” CALP projects focus on the individual goals of adults, offering one-to-one tutoring and small group classes tailored to meet the literacy and numeracy needs of young parents, Aboriginal learners, and other adults in the community. Improving their literacy

and numeracy skills helps enhance the quality of their lives, improves their job prospects, furthers their education and skills training, strengthens their families and increases their involvement in their communities. Since 2001, the government of BC has invested more than $23 million in CALP, helping more than 84,000 adults improve their reading and writing skills. Submitted

An exciting schoolcommunity collaborative garden project being proposed for a small piece of land adjacent to the playground at Roberts Creek Elementary School would link the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) and School District 46 Sunshine Coast (SD46) in development of a school/ community teaching and demonstration garden. The community driven proposal now being considered outlines ways in which this could be of

benefit to both the school and the wider community. The One Straw Society, Roberts Creek Community Association, Roberts Creek Community School, Roberts Creek Elementary School staff, Parent Advisory Committee and other community groups and volunteers have indicated interest in the possibility of a project of this nature. SCRD and SD46 staff are discussing details of what might be required in a formal agreement between the two or-

ganizations to make this collaboration happen. On Saturday, January 25, at 1:00 p.m in Roberts Creek Elementary School Library, Dr. Leta Burchailo will share her experience as a coordinator of Powell River’s DIGS garden project at James Thomson Elementary, also a collaborative effort between the school and the community. She will explain the DIGS project’s visioning process, collaboration model and current operational status. Dr. Burchailo is a fam-

ily physician with a special interest in child and adolescent health, outdoor health promotion and community development. Her talk will be of interest not just for Roberts Creek folks but also other groups up and down the coast interested in bringing school and community together for mutual benefit. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. For information contact the Roberts Creek Community School at 604-885-3481. Submitted

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10 The Local - Thursday, January 23, 2014 100 - ANNOUNCEMENTs thanks The Sechelt Downtown Business Association would like to extend its appreciation to the District of Sechelt for their financial support for the Christmas 2013 activities in Sechelt. We would like to thank all the businesses that opened their doors late on December 7 for Light the Lights, as well as those that stayed open for seven days a week during the Christmas season. A big thank you also needs to go to the District of Sechelt Parks Department staff, Cedardale Holdings, Coastal Weddings, Starbucks Coffee, The Salvation Army – Sunshine Coast Ministries, The Salvation Army Thrift Store, Rainbow Room and Fossello’s. Your support and community spirit are appreciated!

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The time has come to be more assertive and advance your position somehow. As important as it is to take a few risks now, balance deliberate action with good judgement in your dealings with others. It may be necessary to draw a clear line between business and pleasure. Fortunately, your intuitions are running extra high now so make full use of them. Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20) A busy and productive time behind the scenes is likely now. The key to your success includes seclusion. Your ambitions are probably running high now so this is a good time to get ahead. It is also a good time to ask for support. Family and friends will likely be more cooperative, even supportive and you may also get more positive response for employers and new clients.


Tip of the Week: The cycle of Aquarius is underway (Jan 19 – Feb 18). The noticeable increasing hours of daylight is a sign of it. The cycle of the Earth around the Sun, or the apparent path of the Sun, both ‘true’ from different points of view, reveals this very particular and rhythmic distribution of sunlight. This is true everywhere in the world, though less so near and at the equator and has always been and will always be. This intimate relationship between the Earth and Sun determines what season, month, day and time it is. The Moon lends an important contributing factor as well. The calendars and clocks used all over the world are based on these natural, fundamental measures. It determines the celebration of the precise moment of New Year every year. Of course, the division of the year by Time Zone designated by Greenwich and the International Date Line means that due to the rotation of our planet, there are 24 times zones based on the 24 hours of the day, the 360 degree circle divided into segments of 15 degrees of longitude each. Despite the fact that modern technology provides artificial light, the annular and seasonal distribution of light remains consistent. We are also psychologically and spiritually influenced by the rhythmic and cyclic flow of sunlight. Western Astrology works on the basis of this intimate and pervasive relationship our planet shares with its host star. The division of the year by 12 gives us the 12 ‘Signs’. As well as archetypes in themselves, these are illustrated and experienced as the seasonal flow, steadily changing yet rhythmic distribution of the sun’s light, change in weather, organic cycle, animal migrations and more. The Sun in Aquarius means that we have entered the month of mid-winter here in the Northern Hemisphere. Beyond even our precious clocks and calendars, the annual, rhythmic, natural ‘signs’ are self-evident. Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20) ‘The times are a changin’ and you are certainly taking a lead once again. At

tivating an inventive streak. At least you will be inspired to do something different, to alter your habits and routines. Your ambitions are deeper than usual. Yet part of the answer includes variety and play. New information producing fresh perspectives and approaches should do the trick. Aim to be extra open-minded. Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22) You are in a playful, sporting and provocative mood. You want to connect with others and they want to engage you too. Establishing a more efficient flow at home is featured. Blending beauty with function feels right. Taking calculated risks and making key investments to increase public and/or professional opportunities is your core goal. Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21) A steady flow of change in your lifestyle, especially noticeable over the past few years, is set to undergo yet another shift. Your vocation and health are important factors influencing your choices. This one comes with an added measure of challenge. A revision in some of your more important relationships may be required to improve the quality and equality of exchange. Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21) Your social index is on the rise. Amidst an increased ‘to-do’ list, you are happy to meet and greet friends new and old. Now is a good time to dress for success. At deeper levels, the three constants of life: sex, death and/or taxes, may be extra prevalent now. With this cycle of added social stimulation, focus to enhance your sex appeal for increased opportunity. Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19)  A window of opportunity has opened. Increased support of all kinds should be available. You may have to ask but you will probably receive. Overindulgence is the main culprit to overcome. Excess could prove extra costly now. If necessary, acknowledge and break free of obsessive thoughts and deeds. Make the most of this window and ask respectfully. Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19)


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worst, this may be disruptive, both within you and close to home and thereby affecting familial relationships. There is a revolutionary momentum underway here that will peak in midFebruary and carry on into March. Accept the changing status quo and be extra cooperative especially at home. Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21) You are fully in the limelight now. Yet, do you want all the attention you are getting? Making the most of it, seek favours and earned rewards and any other kind of recognition that you do want. Opportunities to improve, repair and heal performances, things and relationships, are also coming to the fore. Take a commanding lead for best results. Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21) Your sights are set on creating a brighter future. You know that to achieve this some things have got to change. It is likely that this process has already begun both within you and in certain outer circumstances as well. Connections with unique, innovative and progressive people are a source of inspiration. Aim to merge minds and visions into a new creative synthesis. Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22) As this week gets underway you find yourself in a deep mood. The needs and concerns of others, perhaps the world in general, is weighing in. This is provoking changes within you and is affecting your home, family, associations and professional relationships too. The deeper meanings of security and power are under review. Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23) Some nights are darker than others. Sometimes the dark implies experiences that are heavy and difficult to bear while at others it is peaceful and restorative. Either way, a new day is dawning. This is stimulating you to more fully appreciate your relationships with family, friends, and professional associations. Above all, focus on your own healthy self-regard and inner allegiance. Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22) The Sun in Aquarius is ac-

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