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The red poppy, traditional symbol of Remembrance Day, was prevalent at the ceremony on a grey Nov. 11 at the cenotaph in Sechelt. The poppies are highlighted in this colour photo, which was digitally manipulated so that all the colours except red are lowered and the saturation level of the red is boosted. Ceremonies were also held at the Legions in Gibsons, Roberts Creek and Pender Harbour. COLIN HORABIN PHOTO

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Mayor AND regional district chair At the Nov. 9 regular meeting of the Sunshine Coast Regional District, directors elected Sechelt Mayor Bruce Milne to the position of board chair. Area B Director Garry Nohr, who was �irst elected in 2005 and has served as chair since 2010, suffered a heart attack in June 2017 and had previously indicated he would not continue as chair. Area A Director Frank Mauro, who served as vicechair since 2014, was widely expected to take the chair, but lost via a secret ballot to Milne. Milne was nominated by Town of Gibsons alternative representative Silas White.

After taking the chair, Milne nominated Mauro for vicechair, but Mauro declined the nomination. Ian Winn, area F director, was elected vicechair by acclamation. Milne said he sees the role of the chair as "functional not political", and wants to see the interests of particular areas reconciled with overall regional interests. Milne is a newcomer to the SCRD table, having only taken at seat at the beginning of November when Sechelt received a second seat because their population topped 10,000 in the last Census. The other Sechelt seat is currently held by Councillor Darren Inkster.

The SCRD now has �ive rural directors and four municipal directors (Sechelt, Gibsons and the Sechelt Indian Government District). On �inancial matters, a weighted vote is used, with one vote per 2,000 population. The municipalities have 10 votes (Sechelt 6, Gibsons 3 and the SIGD 1) and the rural areas have 10 votes (2 votes each). Slicing it geographically, the north coast (Sechelt to Egmont) now has �ive directors and 11 weighted votes, versus four directors and 9 weighted votes for the area from Roberts Creek to Port Mellon. Donna McMahon

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An Update from BC Ferries Hello Sunshine Coast Residents, I’d like to start this month by addressing two concerns we are hearing about the project:


No, we are not currently building employee apartments. We may in the future need short term accommodation for crew coming from other terminals to work the Langdale route. We included it in our application as a ‘Proposed Use’ to allow for flexibility in the long term.

Is BC Ferries building tourist amenities? The project may include options for upgrading existing washroom and amenity buildings. While we aren’t currently planning to add any additional seasonal amenities, any amenities included will be for all customers, including residents, and not coming at the expense of core service. We recently completed the first phase of consultation that included an information session for the rezoning application and continued community engagement. This informed participants about the development process and gave them opportunity to provide input on how they would like to see the terminal improved. It included stakeholder workshops, mobile booths and a public information session. You can view what was presented at these sessions by visiting the Terminal Development pages under Public Consultation on


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• Ease of access through vehicle toll booths at terminal entrance

• Traffic conflicts and flow for vehicle off-loading

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• Multimodal transportation systems (transit, bicycle, etc.)

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• Foot passenger overhead walkway • Enable alternate modes of transportation through transit and cycling infrastructure • Improved wayfinding signage

In addition to the in-person consultation events, we also hosted an online survey. As of the end of October, we received more than 2,100 responses. We will release the results in late November, posted under Terminal Development Planning on the Public Consultation section of our website. In the second phase we will report back on how and to what extent the input provided was used and seek further input from you on terminal design. We expect this phase to start in Spring 2018. We hope you find this information valuable and if you have any questions about the process, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly at

Thank you, Mike Senior Project Manager, BC Ferries


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Editorial Opinion The eyes of an environmentalist I’m often introduced as an environmentalist. I prefer to be called a father, grandfather, scientist or author, as these terms provide insight into my motivation. Environmentalism isn’t a discipline or specialty like law, medicine, plumbing, music or art. It’s a way of seeing our place in the world and recognizing that our survival, health and happiness are inextricably dependent on nature. I recently attended an event with a panel of outstanding athletes and artists who had become activists on various environmental issues. The moderator asked what role awe had played in their commitment. I couldn’t help thinking that two more words should have been added to the discussion: “humility” and “gratitude”. We’re clever animals — so smart that we think we’re in command. We forget that our inventions have created many crises. Atomic bombs represented an incredible scienti�ic and technological achievement, releasing the power within atoms. But when the U.S. dropped them on Japan in 1945, scientists didn’t know about radioactive fallout, electromagnetic pulses or the potential for nuclear winter. Those were discovered after we used the weapons. Swiss chemist Paul Mueller won a Nobel Prize in 1948 for his discovery that DDT was a potent insecticide. Many years after the compound was put into widespread use, biologists discovered a previously unknown phenomenon: biomagni�ication up the food chain. What we need is humility. Clever as we are, nature is far more creative. The Canadian Cancer Society recently reported that half our population will develop cancer. This isn’t normal, but it shouldn’t surprise us. After all, we have synthesized hundreds of thousands of new molecules that have never existed on Earth. Most have never been tested for their biological effects and tens of thousands are now used in products and enter our waste stream. To arrest the cancer crisis (and it is a crisis), we must stop using the biosphere as a garbage can or sewer for these new molecules. Along with humility, we should be grateful for nature’s generosity, something I’ve learned from Indigenous peoples. They acknowledge the source of their well-being, clean air, clean water, clean food and clean energy — all things that are created, cleansed or replenished by the web of life around us. In the urbanized industrial world we inhabit, we tend to think the economy is the source of all that matters to us, and so we have little regard for what we’re doing to the natural systems that sustain us. It’s time to see with new eyes. David Suzuki



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I did not know John in his personal life but I imagine he was equally as lovely. The service for Mr. Atkinson is on Dec. 7 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Gibsons. You better believe I will be going. I will likely take the bus there. But I can tell you this: that bus ride is never going to be the same. Wanda Nowicki, Gibsons

That’s our water (Re “Gibsons objects to drilling”, the Local, Nov. 9) I am hereby calling on all Gibsonites to stand up together in protest to the SCRD's terrible plan to drill a hole in the ground on their land near our border to see if they can �ind some water. Why, sure enough, that is our water. We can't afford to give up any of that water, what with all the needs of strangers and their boats at our spanking brand new hotel - convening center - condo marina - boat wash. We need to protect our water and our way of life. That's why we all agreed to dig a big whole right next the aquifer, remember? Alan Donenfeld, Gibsons

Chlorine consumed (Re “The chlorine problem”, letters, the Local, Nov. 9) Water Resource Centre (WRC) ef�luent that is discharged to the environment is not chlorinated. All chlorine used to clean the �ilter membranes is used up in the process. The backwash water from the �ilter membranes goes to the front of the plant where it mixes with the raw sewage and is treated as it travels through the Centre. With regards to chlorination of re-use water, it is strictly regulated by the Province and we are governed by these regulations. We monitor the Centre ef�lu-

ent chlorine and aluminum levels as well as the pH daily to ensure that it will have no adverse effects on the environment. At this time, the WRC is functioning well with the reactors as is. One reactor is off line and can be put into service if further treatment is required. In the future, installing bio�iber media in the reactors is an option, if needed. Even with bio�iber media, issues will occur when the microbes adjust to seasonal changes and the bio�iber media breaks down over time and is replaced. Connie Jordison, communications manager, District of Sechelt

Logging without logic (Addressed to our MLA and the Forests Minister, and copied to the Local) I read that the Province intends to give new licences to logging companies to clearcut new sections of the forest close to where we live. One of these sections is known as the Elphinstone Forest, an area that our citizens have been proposing to have designated as a Provincial Park. (That is an extremely modest proposal, considering that it would be only one percent of the size of Garibaldi or Strathcona parks, and is much closer to the communities.) I’m sure you agree that these forests are more than simply a supply of harvestable timber. When I walk through them, under the tall cedar canopy, with the light �iltering through the branches and the little brooks babbling through the ravines, I can't help but realize how much we are a part of that environment: how it nurtures, sustains, enchants and heals us. And whenever, on my walk, the trail suddenly spills out into an open clear-cut area, littered with stumps and heaps of debris,

and I suddenly feel the bare sun burning down on me, in those moments, I am always struck by magnitude of the devastation logging in�licts on the environment. The decision to issue more logging permits in these forests so close to our homes de�ies all logic. It is not only unwise environmentally, but also economically. Even though cutting down trees creates jobs, those jobs are very few and very shortterm. On the other hand, if we leave our forests intact and promote them as parks, nature reserves, wilderness recreation areas and outdoor education sites, we would create far more jobs and far more revenue over the long-term. I urge our new NDP government to recognize the economic and environmental advantage of protecting these forests, and at the very least, to �inally stop the practice of logging in the Elphinstone forest by designating it as a Provincial Park. Robert O’Neill, Roberts Creek

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Guesthouse for homeless shelter? BC Housing is one step closer to opening a temporary homeless shelter to replace the one at St. Hilda's Church after the Sechelt Advisory Planning Commission (APC) gave thumbs up to a rezoning proposal for the Upper Deck Guesthouse at its Nov. 9 meeting. BC Housing is proposing to lease the property, which is currently a hostel, and have RainCity Housing operate it as a 24-hour shelter. The Wharf Avenue property is zoned for commercial uses, including accommodation for tourists and the travelling public, but not residential uses. It would be rezoned to add "shelter residential" as

an acceptable use. The Upper Deck is presently approved for 22 hostel beds and requires no renovations, said municipal planner Angela Letman. The homeless shelter operating at St. Hilda's has 15 beds, and is open only 16 hours per day, whereas the new shelter would be open 24 hours and provide three meals a day. A caretaker suite on the property would be used by staff so they could provide 24/7 supervision. A member of the APC asked how this proposal relates to an application by BC Housing for a 30-35 bed homeless shelter on a District-owned property at the

corner of Ebbtide Street and Trail Avenue. Letman said: "At this point we don't know for sure what's happening, and there's been no of�icial direction from council to investigate a lease or proceed in that location." The rezoning application was received by the District of Sechelt on Oct. 27. It will now go to the planning and community development committee and could be on a council agenda as early as Dec. 6. A public hearing is required after �irst reading of the bylaw. The earliest possible date for the bylaw amendment to be adopted by council would be Dec. 20. Donna McMahon

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Beer farm can stay on the farm Local craft beer enthusiasts are breathing sighs of relief following the news that the provincial government will change the rules for breweries and distilleries that operate on Agricultural Land Reserve lands so that they do not have to grow at least 50 per cent of their major ingredient on site. This will put breweries on the same footing as wineries and cideries who are able to buy ingredients from other

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Andre Boel, the Town of Gibsons director of planning, has announced his resignation after accepting a new position as general manager of development services at the City of Port Moody. The move will bring Andre closer to his spouse, who lives in the Vancouver area. "On behalf of Council, I want to thank Andre for his professional guidance during a time when the Town has experienced some of its most complex development proposals and projects," said Town of Gibsons Mayor, Wayne Rowe. Andre joined the Town of Gibsons as its director of planning in March 2013. His last day in that role will be on Nov. 30. Submitted

BC farms. Persephone Brewing owner, Brian Smith, is greatly relieved that his craft brewery will be able to continue operating on its 11-acre property on Stewart Road near Langdale. Last year the Agricultural Land Commission rejected Persephone's application for a non-farm use permit, and gave them two years to move most of their operations to a non-ALR property. "Perhaps needless to say we are excited and especially relieved to see this change come into effect," said Smith, interviewed via email. "The changes are not perfect but they certainly put us in a much better position including the ability to be fully compliant with the ALR Regulations." "We are truly grateful for the support our community, employees and partners have

shown us throughout this trying process." Persephone grows hops and apples on its property, and operates a market garden, in addition to its brewing activities and tasting room. Now, Smith says, they plan to "grow more." "We will be opening another round of investment which will help us increase our farming, production and, perhaps most importantly, community impact." Smith also announced that Persephone was named Social Enterprise of Year at the 2017 Social Finance Forum held in Toronto on Nov. 9 and 10. The award is presented to a Canadian social enterprise "that combines business excellence with positive social or environmental impact and a �inancial return." Donna McMahon

Mayor’s Message Bruce Milne Mayor, District of Sechelt

At a time when development in Sechelt is ramping up, District staff are processing applications being brought before us as well as updating plans for the future of our community. In October, nine new applications related to development were received. The status of the over 40 applications that are ‘in process’ with us has been updated on the Development Application chart on Sechelt. ca. I encourage all who are interested in the progress of these applications to review this information. Public engagement on the development of Sechelt’s Integrated Community Sustainability Plan has been underway for the past two months. Public discussions on components that are key

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Library Director, Gibsons and District Public Library

It’s all smiles as a cheque for $12,266 is presented to the Coasting Along Theatre Society, representing the proceeds from the sale of “Smile Cookies” produced by Tim Hortons in Gibsons. From the left, manager Michelle Gildersleeve, owner Klaus Fuerniss, Kathleen Holmes, artistic director the society, and Halle Holmes. The society’s annual production of the Nutcracker runs Dec. 16-19, with ticket sales starting Nov. 18 at Gourmet Girl at Pier 17, Davis Bay. COLIN HORABIN PHOTO

I am honoured and thrilled to be able to write this article as the new Library Director. I believe that in this time of mass technological change, and information overload, that libraries have never been more important to community life. We are here to assist you with navigating the online world; to offer you a warm, welcoming place to connect and learn; and to provide the very best books, dvd’s, magazines, databases and other online resources available. On Nov. 4, we had a won-

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to building a sustainable future have been held. A draft Plan that will mold the input received into a document that will guide decision making is scheduled to come forward to our Planning and Community Development Committee on Dec. 20. This month, the focus of our ongoing community consultation is updating our Parks Master Plan. Sechelt’s parks system has achieved wonderful success in the 30-year history of the District. Our residents can be rightfully proud of how beach accesses, active and passive park spaces, and the beauti�ication of public areas throughout our community have enhanced what nature has provided Sechelt. In the past 10 years, development projects have been undertaken in 18 parks, on 23 of our over-50 public beach accesses, 29 streetscape areas, six of our playgrounds and on 20 trails or walkways. As we look to move forward, it is time to check in with our residents on their

derful celebration for our new children’s area with a jawdropping show by local magician The Amazing J. Thank you to everyone in our special community for making this new area possible, with special thanks to major donors, the Gibsons Lions Club, Howe Sound Pulp and Paper, and the Gibsons Library Foundation. Please come and check out our renovated fresh space and grab one of the many new children’s books to enjoy. Bouncing Baby and Preschool Storytimes are also back in action: a great way to connect and improve literacy with the little ones in your life. As the rain approaches, why not enjoy some armchair travel stories. We have an abundant travel collection, and

views. Updating our Parks Master Plan will allow us to plan future projects in ways that make good sense from the District’s standpoint. With your input, the Plan will also be able to focus on areas where residents see needs or advantages to particular projects. Is there a need for an offleash dog park in Sechelt that is separate from active use park space at Kinnikinnick? What is your vision for our downtown Trail Bay and our Davis Bay waterfronts? What improvements would you like to see in public spaces in your neighbourhood? An Open House on the Parks Master Plan will be hosted Thursday, Nov. 16 from 5 to 8pm in Seaside Centre. Attend to share your views. Alternatively, submit your input online to or by posting comments on the District’s Facebook page. Help create the Sechelt of your dreams with a strong plan for the future of our community’s public spaces.

many non-�iction titles that include tales of adventure from around the world. Author Paul Shore will be presenting his new book “Uncorked: My Year in Provence” on Wed. Nov. 15 at 6pm. A vibrant environmental forum on Sustainable Living will take place on Nov. 22: a chance to learn about green energy, how to reduce your footprint, Our skilled and knowledgeable library staff are always here to help you �ind the resources and programs you need and want. For further information on any of our services or programs, call (604) 886-2130 or check out our website See you at the library.

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Inspired by the snow lazily falling outside my of�ice window and the gusts of cold air blowing in the door with each visitor to the museum, I decided to research what life was like in the winter for early European settlers on the Sunshine Coast. In the early days, before there were easily accessible roads on the Coast, all travel between communities and deliveries of supplies and mail were done by boat. According to Francis Wyngaert, author of “The West Howe Sound Story: 1886-1976”, boat services at the turn of the century from the Howe Sound Wharf to and from Vancouver were virtually without a schedule, and passengers could wait for up to three hours for their steamer to arrive. In the winter, George Gibson Sr. would light his lantern in the evenings and investigate who was still waiting on the wharf for their ship. Those there would be invited into the warmth of Gib-

Gibsons Landing in the winter of 1910: Myrtle Armour (later Mrs. John Hicks) is seen standing in the snow at the bottom of School Road, the only road up the hill at the time. This spot would later become the main intersection in Lower Gibsons. SCMA PHOTO # 948 son’s home, near the wharf entrance, where they would be provided with food and warm drinks by Mrs. Charlotte Gibson. Winter storms on the Coast were an impediment to ship travel. For example, in Roberts Creek in the early 1900s, the storms made landing ships challenging, and often caused the destruction or un-anchoring of the off-shore �loats. Winter storms could also delay postal pick-up from the Howe Sound Post Of�ice, where mail could sit for days waiting for a steamer. Wyngaert mentions that when this happened, the postmistress, Mrs. Emma Fletcher, would send it to Vancouver on a tugboat or on a local resident’s

�ishing boat. For the early Finnish communities on the Coast, winter was the time for women to make essential items needed for the home and for men to repair items such as animal harnesses and tools. Winters were also a time for friends to come together for dancing and fun. For example, in the 1920s the Winegarden family held many Saturday evening dances for the young people of the community, where they would dance the two-step, waltz, and quadrille. This is just a glimpse into the lives of early settlers on the Coast, a different time, with its own winter challenges and gaieties.

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Events on the Sunshine Coast November 16 Customer appreciation night with appies and sales, Molly’s Seaside Market, Gibsons 4-8pm November 16 Sechelt parks master plan open house, Seaside Centre, Sechelt, 5-8pm November 16 Community meeting with Telus, Egmont Community Hall, 5pm November 16 Creative in the Creek hosted by Jess Stevens Whale, featuring Jocelyn Eyre, Sean Eyre and Christian Prkratic; Olivia Wensel, Eliya, Bonar Harris, Lance Leeson and Chloe McKinnon, Gumboot Cafe, Roberts Creek, 7:30pm, by donation November 17 Flu shots, drop-in for all ages, Sechelt Legion, 9:30am1:30pm November 17 Party for Connie Jordison’s retirement from District of Sechelt, district hall, 2:30-3:30pm November 17 Ceremony to “turn on the lights” in Lower Gibsons, with merchant specials, cocoa and cookies, Gibsons Public Art Gallery, 5-8pm November 17 Haike Kingma, Mad Park Bistro, Madeira Park, 6:30pm November 17-18 Yuletide craft fair, Lutheran Church, Davis Bay, Fri. 11am3pm, Sat. 10am-3pm November 18 Thrift store Christmas sale, fundraiser for SC Healthcare Auxiliary, Sechelt band hall, 9am-3pm November 18 Bizarre Bazaar, Grandmothers & Grand Others fundraiser for Stephen Lewis Foundation, Roberts Creek Hall, 10am-2pm November 18 Christmas craft fair, Seniors Activity Centre, Sechelt, 10am2pm November 18 Girl Guides shopping event, fundraiser for 2019 Cabana, Gibsons Public Market, 10am3pm November 18 Festive food fair, St. Bart’s Church Hall, Gibsons, 10am1pm November 18 SC Wildlife Project workshop on building homes for wildlife, Iris Grif�ith Centre, 15200 Hwy 101, Pender Harbour, noon4pm November 18 Beachcomber Ukelele Group, Gibsons Public Market, 2:30pm November 18 Grant Lawrence reads (and sings) from his rock’n’roll memoir “Dirty Windshields”, Sechelt Library, 3pm, free, register at 604-885-3260 November 18 The Yestertones present “The Show”, Seniors Activity Centre, Sechelt, 3:30pm, $10 November 18 Beer and burger fundraiser for Venturer Scouts 1918 trip to Europe, Gramma’s Pub, Gibsons, 5pm, $20 November 18 Rotary-Coast TV Auction, Channel 10 Coast Cable TV, 6-10pm

November 18 St. Hilda’s Recital Series presents ReelTime Celtic Ensemble, St. John’s United Church, 5085 Davis Bay Rd., Sechelt, 7-8pm, by donation November 18 The Black Boot with Alpha Ya Ya Dillo and Joe Stanton with Simon Paradis, fundraiser for Ruby Slipper Fund, Sechelt Legion, 7pm, $40 November 18 George Connell solo concert, Music School, Madeira Park, 7pm, $10 November 18 Funktete, Gibsons Legion, 8pm, members $5, guests $10 November 18 Playback, Madeira Park Legion, 8pm, members $10, guests $12.50H November 18-19 Artisan craft fair, Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons, Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-4pm November 18-19 SC Arts Council Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair, Arts Centre, Sechelt, 10am-4pm, $2, under 12 free November 19 SC Wildlife Project workshop on building homes for wildlife, Frank West Hall, 1224 Chaster Rd., Gibsons, noon-4pm November 19 Young artists (aged 5-18) submission deadline at 3pm for artist awards, SC Arts Centre, Sechelt November 21 Tuesday talks presents Dr. Joerg Jaschinski and S&M Medicinal Sweet Shoppe on medical marijuana, Sechelt Library, 1:30-3pm November 21 Public dialogue on opiods, Pender Harbour Legion, 6-8:30pm November 22 Public information meeting on Gospel Rock development, Gibsons Legion, 4:30-8pm November 22 Environmental forum on sustainable living practices, Gibsons Public Library, 6-7:30pm November 23 “Hidden Homelessness”, SC Community Services meeting to discuss survey on women 50+, Seaside Centre, Sechelt, 8:30-noon, 604-885-5881 November 23 “Paint Night”, Ty’s Fine Foods, Sechelt, 5-8pm, $40 includes supplies and �irst drink, preregister at 604-740-9818 November 24 Flu shots for children and families, Pender Harbour Health Centre, 10am-noon, by appointment only, 604-8855164 November 24 Poetry reading by Dorothy Stott, Sechelt Library, 7-8pm November 24 Banff Mountain �ilm festival, fundraiser for Tetrahedron Outdoor Club, Elphinstone Secondary, Gibsons, 7pm, $20 November 24 Singing and improv workshop with Coco Love Alcorn, Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons, 7-9pm, $20 advance, $25 door November 24-25 Fibres Plus sale, Arts Centre, Sechelt, Fri. 4-7pm, Sat. 10am3pm, by donation


Art Review Anna Nobile Freelance Creative Writer, Arts & Culture

In Wait, a visual art collaboration by Vancouverbased Full Circle Collective, runs at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery until Nov. 26. The seven members of the collective—Julie McIntyre, Wendy Morosoff Smith, Heather Aston, Hannamari Jalovaara, Jocelyn Barrable Segal, Milos Jones, and Rina Pita—based their work on the myth of Penelope who waited 20 years for her husband Odysseus to come home from his adventures. While waiting, she was beset by suitors wanting to marry her. To stave them off, she knitted a shroud, telling them once the shroud was �inished, she would make her choice. Every night, however, she unraveled part of the shroud, continuing her—and

The Vancouver-based Full Circle Collective has a show at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery that includes many works that are collaborations, that were passed back and forth with different members adding to them. PHOTO SUBMITTED their—wait. The waiting depicted in the almost 200 pieces in the show, however, is of a very different variety as the artists deal with ill family members who are “waiting for the inevitable” and ponder the state of waiting and what that does to one’s mind

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and body. For such a heavy sounding theme, the works are actually quite colourful and dynamic, and not at all melancholy. Each artist completed nine 12x12 works on Arches paper on their own, but the rest are collaborations, with one artist starting, then handing it off to another, the work going back and forth until completed. Sometimes multiple artists collaborated on one piece. Images associated with speci�ic artists—for example, Aston’s playing cards, which symbolize her mother passing the time, and McInytre’s “old people furniture” rocking chairs—combine into �inished pieces with stories becoming interwoven, a vi-

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sual tapestry, much like Penelope’s shroud. Jalovaara’s depictions of roots and dividing cells can be seen in many of the pieces, representing “All this activity that you don't see that is happening inside of you even when you are waiting,” she says in the accompanying video to the exhibit. This video gives an excellent background to the entire three year project and is well worth the 30-minute investment. In it, the artists acknowledge being a little nervous about the collaborations, but recognize that it pushed them into directions they wouldn’t have gone on their own. Given the nuanced complexity of the results, and the hopeful mood of the exhibit, the collaborations are the stars of the show. In Wait by Full Circle Collective runs at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery until November 26. More information at

LEAP launch Nine local entrepreneurs are preparing diligently to pitch and launch their businesses during Community Futures Sunshine Coast’s LEAP launch party at the Gibsons Public Market Thursday, Nov. 30. This fun and interactive evening designed to introduce new businesses to friends, relatives, potential investors, and future customers has become a tradition on the Coast, and part of graduating LEAP (Local Entrepreneur Accelerator Program). The accelerator program is an eight-week intensive, delivered in partnership with Simon Fraser University. Over the last four years LEAP has launched 24 new businesses on the Sunshine Coast. Party tickets are $15, with proceeds reinvested during the evening to support the entrepreneurs. Doors open at 6pm with the program to follow at 6:30. Desserts are provided, along with a cash bar. For more information and for tickets please check out www.communityfutures. org/eventlisting or call 604885-1959 ext. 221. Submitted



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S CRAFT A M T S I Biggest Craft Fair FAI R R CH on the Coast!

30 years of music On Nov. 12, the Pender Harbour Music Society celebrated their 30th Anniversary year with a reception and concert by cellist Paul Marleyn and pianist Mauro Bertoli. The hard work of many volunteers over three decades has put Pender Harbour on the musical map. Among the Society’s accomplishments: transforming a former Ministry of Forests garage into the School of Mu-

sic; establishing their popular Friday Night Coffee House series, Winter Concert Series, founding a jazz festival, and a chamber music festival. They’ve produced almost 300 concerts to date, with the next one featuring Vancouver-based a capella ensemble Sweet Scarlet on Dec. 17. For more info, and to become a member or volunteer, visit Anna Nobile

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McIntyre, $26.95) to the Sunshine Coast for an intimate and fun presentation full of stories, songs, signings and more. Tom Holliston, member of NoMeansNo, will also give a special acoustic musical performance. “Dirty Windshields” bares all the salacious and hilarious details from Lawrence's touring days as the lead singer of the Vancouver-based band

The Smugglers. In their 16 years of touring across Canada, the United States, and eventually, Europe and the Paci�ic Rim, the Smugglers experienced all the highs and lows the road can offer, from playing a gig at New York's legendary CBGB club to starting a riot in a Denver nightclub to having their performance tuxes stolen in Australia.

St. Hilda’s Anglican Church is inviting the community to celebrate St. Hilda’s Day at the ReelTime Celtic Ensemble concert on Nov. 18, 7 pm at St. John’s United Church at 5085 Davis Bay Road. “Hilda was a woman ahead of her time who founded and ruled a monastery for both men and women, and brokered peace between pow-

erful Roman imperial forces and local Christian expressions. It is �itting to honour her on her feast day with the uplifting music from ReelTime Celtic Ensemble,” said the Rev. Clarence Li, Rector of St. Hilda’s. ReelTime has been playing music together for over 25 years. Their repertoire spans Celtic, Ukrainian, Brazilian

and occasionally jazz. The concert is the �irst installment of St. Hilda’s 2017/18 recital series “Music Arising”. Many thanks to St. John’s United Church for offering the concert space while St. Hilda’s sanctuary is under renovation. Admission to the concert will be by donation. Submitted

Celtic music for Hilda’s feast day

Gospel Rock information meeting A public information meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 22, 4:30-8pm, at the Gibsons Legion to provide information on the proposed Gospel Rock Village development in Gibsons. The area encompassed by the Gospel Rock Neighbourhood Plan is presently undeveloped. When fully built out, it is slated to add 1,100 housing units to the town. Greenlane Homes is proposing a three-phase development on their property, with 250

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An important meeting is happening in Pender Harbour around the timely subject of the opioid crisis in BC. The Sunshine Coast unfortunately is not immune to the impact of this crisis and there is a need for conversation around this topic. The child and youth mental health and substance use collaborative and its com-

units in Phase 1 and 2, and another 120 units in Phase 3. The area is currently accessed from the west via Chaster Road and Pratt Road, which lie in Area E of the Sunshine Coast Regional District. The Gibsons plan permits developers to build up to 250 units before a primary access road is built through Town lands, connecting to Shaw Road in the north. Residents of Area E have protested this plan, arguing that it will add too much traf-

�ic to Pratt Road, and asking that the Town put in the primary road access before any development takes place. At the Nov. 7 Gibsons committee of the whole meeting, Mayor Wayne Rowe said: "The �inancial reality is that some development has to take place to pay for the kind of connection to Shaw Road that we propose." Further information about the proposal is available at Donna McMahon

munity partners present a community opioid dialogue on Tuesday Nov. 21. Please join us to discuss the opioid crisis and its impact on our community. Other topics regarding substance use will be discussed as well. This dialogue will address far more than just talking about drugs, since substance use is not simply about drugs but instead results from a breakdown in the fabric or connectedness of the human community. This dialogue will help us understand each other and build social relationships that support

individual needs. The breakdown of this integration of the community and its members is at the root of substance use and dialogue is an important tool in re-building this integration. The community opioid dialogue will take place Nov. 21 at the Madeira Park Legion. Doors open at 6pm for light snacks and the dialogue will occur from 6:30-8:30pm. Please note, this event is for adults only. For more information, please contact Rhonda Jackman at rjackman@


What happens on the road… The Sechelt Library hosts an afternoon of stories and song with award-winning author and CBC broadcaster Grant Lawrence on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 3pm. Lawrence, author of the BC bestseller “Adventures in Solitude”, brings his new rock 'n' roll memoir “Dirty Windshields: The Best and the Worst of the Smugglers Tour Diaries” (Douglas &

Through the �ights, misadventures, new friendships, dance contests and overall mayhem, the band grew up together on the road. Told with Lawrence's signature self-deprecating wit, the anecdotes in “Dirty Windshields” develop into a compelling story of the growth of an independent, do-it-yourself touring band, a community, and a musical movement. Admission is free, but to register please drop by the library or phone (604) 8853260. Submitted

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Offers available from November 1 – November 30, 2017. ^Black Friday Cash of $500 will be deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes and is applicable only to customers financing or leasing a 2017 Sentra /2017 Rogue/2017 Murano/2017 Qashqai through Nissan Canada Financial Services Inc. (“NCF”). Black Friday Cash cannot be combined with cash purchase incentive or applied to the cash purchase of a new vehicle. Certain conditions apply. **Offer available from Nov 1/17 to Nov 30/17. $2,000 Total Standard Rate Finance Cash applies to new and previously unregistered 2017 Qashqai models and consists of: (i) $1,500 Standard Rate Finance Cash+; and (ii) $500 NCF Cash‡. +Standard Rate Finance Cash discount of $5,000/$1,500 will be deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes and is applicable only to customers financing any 2017 Rogue SL/2017 Qashqai through Nissan Canada Financial Services Inc. (“NCF”) at standard rates. The cash discounts cannot be combined with lease or finance subvented rates or with any other offer. Certain conditions apply. ‡$500 NCF Cash is available only to eligible customers who, in the 90 days preceding the date of lease/finance of a new and previously unregistered 2017 Qashqai (“Eligible New Vehicle”) through NCF: (i) have leased, financed or owned a 2007 or newer Nissan brand vehicle; and/or (ii) have leased, financed or owned a 2007 or newer competitive brand vehicle (an “Existing Vehicle”). Proof of current or previous ownership/lease/finance contract for the Existing Vehicle will be required. Eligibility will be determined by Nissan Canada in its sole discretion. Offer is not transferrable or assignable, except to the current owner’s/lessee’s spouse or a co-owner/co-lessee of the Existing Vehicle (either of whom must reside within the same household as the intended recipient of the offer). NCF Cash can be deducted from the negotiated price of an Eligible New Vehicle after taxes. ^All-in selling price of $24,998/$20,998 on 2017 Rogue S FWD (AA10)/2017 Qashqai S FWD MT (AA00) includes freight and PDE charges, air-conditioning levy ($100) where applicable, tire tax, manufacturer’s rebate and dealer participation (where applicable).DocumentationFee ($399), Wheel locks and All Season Mats ($228), license and registration insurance are extra. Certain conditions apply. ▲Models shown $37,918/$31,473 selling price for a new 2017 Rogue SL Platinum (PL00)/2017 Qashqai SL AWD (AA00). All Pricing includes Freight and PDE charges ($1,795/$1,950) air-conditioning levy ($100), applicable fees, tire tax, manufacturer’s rebate and dealer participation where applicable. DocumentationFee ($399), Wheel locks and All Season Mats ($228), license, registration, insurance and applicable taxes are extra. Offers are available on approved credit through Nissan Canada Finance for a limited time, may change without notice and cannot be combined with any other offers except stackable trading dollars. Vehicles and accessories are for illustration purposes only. Visit North Vancouver Nissan or for complete details. Certain conditions apply. ©2017 Nissan Canada Inc.

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Sunshine Coast Association for Community Living The Sunshine Coast Association is now hiring. If you are interested in rewarding employment providing care to people with developmental disabilities, the Sunshine Coast Association for Community Living is currently accepting applications for casual relief. Must be available to work a minimum of 4 days per week. Preference will be given to individuals with a Community Support certificate or Health Care Attendant (HCA) or similar certificate/diploma. Must have valid BC drivers licence. Please Submit Resume c/o Laurie White Email: Fax: 1-888-317-8332, or drop off at Suite #105 - 5711 Mermaid St. Sechelt, BC. All resumes will be reviewed, those shortlisted will be contacted. If you have any question, please call 604-885-7455.


ACE COURIER, an equal opportunity employer, is looking for a OWNER OPERATOR and an EMPLOYEE for the Sechelt and Gibson area. Both positions are full time Monday to Friday. The OWNER OPERATOR will need a cube van with a lift. We are looking for individuals with great time management skills, team players and knowledge of the logistics of the Sunshine Coast and the Lower Mainland. Please forward driver abstract along with resume to Please GIVE to the Food Bank

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REDECOR CONSIGNMENT LOOKING FOR a liveSO… There is a rumor that I in(optional) caregiver for my have sold the store… NOT active 7 year old son. This is a true! There was an offer… but full-time position of 40hrs/wk at that has been put off until a lat- $11.35/hr. Completion of high SATURDAY, N Dold,Esame R school is required, can commuer date. ButPit’sEsame H Amoi! R BStill O Uloving R nicate in English and must have old owner… NOVEMBER 18 it, but wondering: “Is there a work experience in childcare/ simplifying your space 9:30am -3:00pm reason people retire at 65?!” pediatrics in a hospital or home Selected Mike Fairweather setting for at least one year; 633 GIBSONS WAY, GIBSONS handmade LOCAL furniture is completion of caregiving or Weatherproof wicker furniture incl. sectional sofa, 30% OFF this week. Come in nursing course substantiate the & check it out, this is an op- experience requirement. Duties loveseat, coffee table side table and chairs, portunity that doesn’t happen and responsibilities include; exterior floor mats, antique round oak dining set, often. This sale will make room supervising the child before hall table, coffee & side tables, occasional chairs, for some excellent new pieces. and after school, prepare and table lamps, double bed, office chair, linens, James Bennett, our potter, will serve nutritious food, and light be bringing in a NEW selec- housekeeping. Must be availcushions, small appliances, cookware, china tion also. NEW this week: owl able to work on weekends, days & glass, Artwork, Vacuum cleaner, Christmas bowls, aqua kitchen chairs, off may vary every week, shift items, garden tools, Honda gas mower, Stihl pots for your indoor garden, varies (days, evenings, nights). weedeater, garden décor, bench and fountain, small mid-century dressers & This is open to all Permanent plus lots of miscellaneous items accessories, teak bowls, mir- Resident/Canadian that meet rors & wood boxes. Please call all minimum requirements inCASH SALES ONLY - NO ADVANCE SALES if you have anything interest- cluding newcomers to Canada. 604-741-4424 ing to consign; need oars & Indigenous people and young The above layout variations are people. approved To applyfor please email paddles. THANKS for supFollow us on Facebook & your resume to: Nancy.Gutierporting our local downtown use to allow printing on any available space ‘YOUR DOWNSIZING EXPERTS ON THE COAST’ community! 5660 Cowrie without sacrificing logo design integrity. Street, Sechelt. 604-885-5884 THE TUWANEK HOTEL & HARP LESSONS with forSPA IS UNDER NEW OWN- mer VSO harpist. Loaner ALANON / ALATEEN for of al- FORvertically HIRE – SKILLED EXlogofriends mustand notfamilies be stretched Wendy. ERSHIP. Current gift cards harp available. CallThe PERIENCED GARDENER coholics. Meetings Monday and certificates will be valued 604.885.5578 or horizontally. - Friday. Call 604-885-0101, with horticulture education. at dollar value only and previ604-886- Offering landscape consultaous packages will no longer ECHO’S DISCONTINUED 604-886-2252, 4594, 604-886-0228, 604- tion, maintenance, renovaCHINA, SILVER & ANbe available as of November tion, & small construction. 886-8578. TIQUES Need China Dinner1, 2017. Hardworking, reliable. Servware and Silver Flatware e.g. ing Roberts Creek & Gibsons. COASTLINE CLOSETS Denby, Royal Albert, Doul- DOWNSIZING? Have furniLimited availability. Ryan 604ture to donate? Consider SC ton, Wedgewood Etc. Silver Custom Closets, Pantries, 886-3552. Garages, Mudrooms, Life- plate & Sterling,e.g. Birks Habitat for Humanity RESTORE in Sechelt. We pick & Community Cash & Contime quality at affordable pricFOR HIRE - THE GUTTERes. FREE consultation and signment. Phone for appoint- up for you and provide a tax MAN - Maintenance/Repairs/ estimate. Call Alex in Sech- ment & information 604-980- receipt when furniture is sold. Installation. Free Estimates. elt 604-762-1212 or contact 8011 (a Must Please) www. Contact us 604-885-6773 604-618-3244







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Tip of the Week: 2017, year 1 of a new round has proven transformational for pretty much everyone. The number 1-Year, which is based on the addition of the numbers in the year (2 + 0 + 1 +7 = 1), tends to be like this, raw, assertive, aggressive even, boldly pushing us to go where we have not been before. Thus, 1 is the number of new beginnings fresh starts and pioneering initiatives. Of course, these invariably entail endings. Both ends of the deal can be dif�icult, transformational and life-altering. As well, as is true of new beginnings, they set the tone, themes for the 8 years to follow. Pushed out of the familiar, secure comfort zone, people commonly react and resist, or are challenged to rise to the occasion and participate cooperatively. This is how our ego is – security oriented and that is valid. But, the river of life has a strong current and some of its twists and turns quickly become rapids. But, there are and will invariably



Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20) Wow, a veritable vanguard of elite players is gracing your stage right now. To this end, you are challenged to work hard to stay in the game. You yourself have expansive and lofty ambitions brewing. You are determined to go big now and secure your position and, if you have it your way, for the long-term. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Changes in your lifestyle are underway. The overall state of affairs is changing and this may be the source of some anxiety. The challenge to be faithful in it is all is high. One of the keys is to give more. This can occur by gathering tools and learning new skills to leverage your position. Focus to be decisive and committed to following through. Cancer (June 21-July 22) You have entered an important time period inviting you to make important investments. These could come in the way of energy output of a variety of kinds and not necessarily just �inancial. The main thing is that you are working to forge a brighter and more secure future. While the prospect of holdings and dividends is sensible, be sure to include a foundation for a purpose. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Some big changes are brewing close to home. Your sights are set on the future but you have a lot of work to do. Creating an inspiring environment to work in represents an important cornerstone. Any other measures you can take that will give you con�idence

will prove to be a good investment. Focus on inspiration and con�idence. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) If you were not good at multitasking before, you learning how to be now. Focus, concentration, and organization are keywords for this cycle. Your ambitions are on the rise to realize your dreams, the movies in your mind’s eye that represent your destiny. This trend will continue so set the stage so that you can have a super productive year. Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22) Financial interests, concerns, and considerations are on your mind. You are determined to do what it takes to secure your position. Yet, you have some important decisions to make. The time has come to implement new initiatives. How things have been up to now require adjustments and some strategies, rhythms, and patterns will not make the cut. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Big energies are building. This is an expansive time for you and you may feel somewhat intimidated by the prospects. New turns have begun and they require all the faith, courage and strength you can muster. You are probably wise to take an experimental approach for now and avoid �inal decisions until you are more con�ident in your approach. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) There is something very big brewing in the back of your mind. But, because it is back

there, you may not be as fully aware or conscious of it as you might like. However, you probably do feel punchy and rebellious. Certain situations need to change, perhaps especially close to home. It might prove worthwhile to check in with yourself to sound your depths. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) This is a powerful time for pretty much everyone and not least of all you. Changes that have been brewing for many months are entering their �inal stages before the bigger shift occurs. Changes on relationship fronts affecting both your personal and professional life are featured. Positively, a fresh start is indicated. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Something big is brewing in your public and professional life. This may be

the foundational stage so the returns may not yet be evident. Gathering tools and learning new skills implies efforts and requires a good attitude. Acknowledge that everything is happening ‘for’ you, even it does not always seem that way. Whistle while you work. Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20) This is a busy time but also a creative one. A vision for the future is steadily unfolding. So, a part of your busyness is to forge a realistic vision for the future. It is ever important to cultivate a sense of purpose. This seldom amounts to merely making money as it is more a means than an end. Ask yourself how you would like to make meaningful contributions and to perhaps get paid for them as well.


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Sunshine Coast Lions Housing Society is pleased to invite members of the public to review and comment on the proposed rezoning application for the next stage in redevelopment of the Greenecourt affordable independent living rental complex for seniors and other qualified tenants at 5583 Ocean Avenue in downtown Sechelt. Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm


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be calmer stretches in between. Altogether, these are a reminder to be grateful for the joyful windows and humble and compassionate and supportive with the experiences of others because some have much harder lessons and destinies than others and the tables can and do turn quickly. This general indication of larger themes affecting us all may seem simplistic, but it works quite well indeed. It actually represents the fact that we are all engaged in a co-creative process, whether we know it, like it, believe it, or not. Yet, skepticism falls hard when evidence piles up into heaps, like now. The measuring abilities of Numerology and Astrology work very well and can help you in your personal life too. These are just samples addressing collective themes and trends, but upon re�lection, you may recognize that they work well indeed. Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19) Some very exciting and powerful momentums are underway for you. The stakes are quite high and this invariable attracts players and perhaps predators too. The process of negotiation is ever a complex affair and can inspire strategy and cunning. Remember that things can and usually do change quickly once signatures of�icially seal the deal.






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Turkish Hand Towels

100% Cotton Hand Crafted, Great For The Kitchen! Beautiful Selection Of Colours, Dries Quickly, Machine Washable

Hand Woven Alpaca Blankets Hand Woven Alpaca Blankets 70% Alpaca Wool 65” wide x 91” long, Lightweight and soft, Perfect for cozy bedding,or snuggling on the couch, Great for Travel, Soft and Luxurious Machine Washable

BARMAH Hats and Wallets • • • • •


Australian Premium Hats Kangaroo Leather Collection AUSTRALIAN MADE Full Grain Cattle Leather Collection Suede & Oiled Suede Leather Collection Canvas Range Hats


1- 1018 Squashy Kangaroo Cooper Crossing Hatband Dark Brown Finish

2- 1060 Foldaway Bronco

Braided Matching Hatband Available in Dark Brown & Black


Kangaroo Leather Wallets Available in Black and Brown

Leather Conditioner Apply Barmah Hats Leather Conditioner regularly to help protect and care for your Barmah Hat, and maintain its natural shape

3- 1038 Roo Cooler

Braided Two Tone Hatband Available in Hickorystone and Brown Crackle Brim Width: Front: 8cm (3.25”) Sides: 7cm (2.75”)

Australian made, fully foldable, premium showerproof leather, leather 50+ UVP, lightweight, supplied with Calico bag

Genuine UGG® & Washable Lambskin Rugs 1

2 UGG® Boots 1- Women’s Quincy Chestnut Color 2- Men’s Leighton Chocolate Color

UGG® Mitts and Gloves

Stay connected on even the coldest days. The soft micro fur lining keeps your digits from freezing.

Come by & check out more of our vast collection UGG® products!



For Kids & Toddlers Solid Rubber bottoms Child & Toddler Sizes, Available in Black and Chestnut

Sheepskin & Wool Wash No rinse delicate wash for sheepskin and sheep wool, Lanolin enriched, natural, unscented, A whole new spin on laundry!

Washable Merino Infant Care Lambskins Washable Merino Infant Care Lambskins Sanitized and machine washable, this lambskin provides a safe, comfortable and intimate environment to relax and comfort your baby.

Longwool Lambskin Rugs

Soft, luxurious lambskin rugs add character to any room. *Note: to keep this lambskin looking and feeling great, pick up some Eucalan or Woolskin Available in: Black, Honey, Black Tip, Brown Tip and Ivory

Used in bassinets, cribs, baby seats, strollers, high chairs, buggies and playpens. It’s a wonderful gift that shows any baby the world can be a soft and cozy place. My Wish List

Please note: The Slipper Factory is excited to show you this sampling of some of the products featured in our store. Some items shown may not be available and may be sold out, as well not all items shown are available through our website for ordering.

The Local Weekly November 16, 2017  
The Local Weekly November 16, 2017  

The Local Weekly November 16, 2017