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March – a busy time, as usual! Mayor’s Message John Henderson Mayor, District of Sechelt


aving just finished our first three months in office, one thing is clear there is always so much going on in Sechelt! This Saturday, March 17, residents are invited to join me for a Mayor’s Question and Answer session at the Sechelt Golf Course Restaurant between 9 and 10am. Along with other Councillors, I look forward to listening to your comments and answering your questions. Delicious breakfast menu items will be available, as well! (After that, you can join the SDBA for their “Wearing the Green” in honour of St. Patrick’s Day.) On Friday, March 23, we celebrate White Cane Day

in Sechelt. I hope you will join Sue Boman as she begins her courageous walking journey in different locations across Canada in 2012, to promote awareness of the abilities of people with visual impairments. Ms. Boman has decided to start off in Sechelt thanks to the encouragement of local resident, Bill Conway (and Captain Midnight), who, along with yours truly, will undertake a ceremonial walk starting at the Sechelt Aquatic Centre at 10 am. March 10 was a fun, busy and rewarding day for many in our community. Firstly, congratulations to all the soccer tournament participants as well as their parents and other supporters who braved the chilly winds! As well, congratulations and a big thanks to the many volunteers (lead by our favourite “stubborn Russian”, Mike Bakst) who organized the Popsicle

Stick Bridge Building contest. It is truly amazing how much weight a few Popsicle sticks and glue can hold, when properly constructed! (The winners have clearly learned a lot about structural engineering.) Already, this is the biggest such event in British Columbia and we look forward to it being even bigger and more successful next year. Looking ahead, Sechelt is starting a Trail Bay Foreshore Planning Process, to establish a blueprint for the future of the Districtcontrolled areas of the foreshore between Snickett and Maritime Friendship Parks. Please join us on March 29 at 7 pm at the Seaside Centre to learn more about what’s possible for this important community asset. As always, if you cannot attend, details will be available on Finally, on March 30 at noon, it will be my hon-

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Editorial Economic development and the missing link


fter serving on council for eight years and seeing some great ideas and proposals for economic development rejected, it leaves one wondering what will work for the Coast? Some of the ideas that did not make it involved a Call Centre, an LNG plant, a Federal Port for Howe Sound, a private College and a Mining enterprise, to name a few that I can recall. All were rejected or lacked community support. It seems local government spends a fair amount of time every year on Economic Development with very little result. There are grants in aid of a variety of sorts handed out to numerous organizations from Business Associations, Chambers of Commerce to Tourism Groups and despite spending all this taxpayer money we do not make satisfactory progress. In fact we went from being forecasted as one of the fastest growing areas in the province to the one of the slowest! Jobs … that is what we are missing and moreover we can plainly see that certain people regularly protest just about any project that involves the creation of jobs on the Coast (whether this is sane, sensible, fair or not). If we do not become more rational about job  creation here, but need to commute for work, the missing link is the ferry system. It separates us from the province’s largest job market. The current ferry system does a pretty good job of moving cars and trucks back and forth but does nothing for the person needing to keep a schedule, other than every two hours. If we really wanted to see economic growth, we would have our four local governments lobby the province as a single voice for a commuter service between Horseshoe Bay and Langdale. I have personally handled many listings where the seller just couldn’t take the commute to work any more. Endless waiting and overruns, and then if you arrive five minutes prior to sailing, you’re told at the ticket booth that sales have been stopped and you need to get comfortable for two hours. We do NOT need increase sailings of a costly car fleet. What we DO need is just a more efficient and environmentally friendly passenger service linked to an efficient and effective public transit system. With the price of parking downtown, who can afford to bring a car? We need to move people. There is a great bus service waiting in Horseshoe Bay to take us to our destination(s). The latest announcement by the Federal government and others regarding ship building contracts is that this is going to bring a lot of workers to the Lower Mainland and it would be nice if we could attract some of them to the Sunshine Coast. Who wouldn’t want to live on the Coast if that was feasible? It would be great to see the parks full of children playing and see our community growing and thriving as it obviously could do. It is a great pity and a bitter disappointment for so many young people to realize they need to move to the Lower Mainland because of the reality of commuting from the Coast. Submitted by Kenan MacKenzie

In an unusual column written in the third party and published on March 1 (in The Local), John Weston asked, “Where is our MP, John Weston?” In two newspaper reports the same week, our Coast journalists reported on a visit by MP Weston and Minister Ed Fast. According to the

threat of forcing Canadians to stay in the work force for two additional years before eligibility for retirement. It certainly appears that despite Weston’s claims of carrying constituent wishes to Ottawa that he is simply reporting the Conservative agenda to the Coast. I trust his next column will be entitled “Why is MP John Weston not listening?” Paul Johnston, Roberts Creek   This letter was received by The Local for publication

Fleschhut says goodbye to One Straw

As many of you know, this past fall I was fortunate to gain full-time employment as the manager and program coordinator of the Iris Griffith Centre (run by the Ruby Lake Lagoon Nature Reserve Society). Though the Lagoon Society has a different mandate than One Straw, I’m so happy to articles, the central issue have the chance to continue addressed was Pacific Rim working in my chosen field trade. Unbelievably, there of sustainability, education, was not even a mention ecosystem protection and of a critical question – the community capacity buildrisk to BC land, rivers and ing. The subject matter may coastline of shipping semi- be different, but the aims processed bitumen through are congruent and mutually pipelines and super tankers. supportive, as indeed is now Recently, Weston pub- recognized in our new One lished a householder filled Straw charter. with self-praise on seniors’ I will be stepping down policy. Not mentioned from my position as Food was the critical issue of the Action Network coordina-

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Letters to the Editor tor with One Straw, though I know that I will continue to stay connected as a volunteer and local food enthusiast. It’s been an amazing four years, and I’ve grown and learned so much through my experiences working with you all. I want to thank all of you for the countless hours of energy and volunteer time that you’ve put in to support our programs and events, and the kind words of encouragement and feedback I’ve received from you that have helped me so much over these past years. I am so happy to be a part of this amazing community, and I have all of you to thank for supporting me in my journey to transform my passion for grassroots social and environmental activism into a fulfilling and meaningful livelihood. Now, as you may have noticed in this week’s paper, we are calling for applicants for this coordinator position. We’re looking for someone who has a general understanding of the issues and dynamics of local food systems, and more importantly, who is a capable networker, multi-tasker and community-minded gogetter! For a more official job description, see the (ad in The Local Classifieds), or go to our website for a more detailed description.

I know that there are many of you out there who would do an incredible job ... and I look forward to working with one of you to pass on the reins. Nadi Fleschhut, Roberts Creek

Public inquiry on Robocall issue I am writing about the ‘Robocall’ election fraud scandal that has recently been uncovered. Prime Minister Harper is trying to downplay this matter, but the truth is that there are reports of illegal calls being made in dozens of swing ridings, calls that deliberately misled potential non-Conservative voters as to where they should go to vote. To do this would have taken big money and access to phone lists of known non-Conservative voters. The Conservative “majority” may be even less legitimate than some of us have always thought it was. Who paid for this? Who supplied the phone lists? A public inquiry is necessary to get answers to these questions. Anne Miles, Gibsons

Let’s ban traps in Sechelt, too! Last year, here on the Sunshine Coast, a dog and a cat got caught in a leg hold trap. Shocking to hear, but

this time a Barred Owl got caught in a leg-hold trap in Surrey. The latest word is that its leg was amputated, meaning it cannot be released back into the wild as it catches its food with both talons. Another dog lost its leg in Calgary and so it goes on and on. These are the cases that get discovered and reported, but how many are not? Last fall the Mayor and Council of Gibsons did not have to think twice about placing a ban on leg-hold, conibear and snare traps in the town of Gibsons. We congratulate the past council for their compassion and courage in making the right decision to protect our pets, wildlife, hikers, kids and all others who use the forest trails and parks. So far their by-law sets the standard for other communities to follow. We are now waiting for Sechelt to do the right thing and ban these body-gripping traps. They are cruel, barbarian and very dangerous. Mayor and Council of Sechelt, it is now your turn to keep our pets, wildlife and people safe! Cornelia van Berkel, Sechelt

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du hav a bith of trubl wid my aritimitk butt tat’s wy I hav a a count tent. I seen tetchers on tha streat wid syns seyng are kidz eddicashun mai bie in trubl. What du euw tink? I bin in bizniss fer miself fer hatetien yeers an the oneli tym I hed a probelum frum skool wus wen my kid tole me I wus ignerent becuz I ckudnt ryte. Tat’s becuz hiz tetcher tole im he ckudnt spel werth a dern an it wuz mi falt! Theese tetchers tik there so smeart! Shur, thay whant a reise bekuz tha cost of leving iz so hi hear now. I hed to reiz my prics becuz I dount brak evin animor an my a count tent tol mi I wuz gouing to go brouk if I didunt! So ok, give em a reise. Thay waunt smalir clas sizs so thay ken teech te kidz beter – wal, I kin sie thet heving a grate big clas culd driev enybudy to drynk, specelly wen thos kidz al staurt tauking at unce! So ok, giv em smaler clas sizs. Theers a bunc of ether stuf thay whant an moust of it maykes cents to me – so y is tha guvermnt giveing thim so mouch greef? I sai, giv em whut

thay whant and let em git on wit theer jobs! We got are oun problims to deel wit, jast treying to mack a livng and pai tha morgudg! Name withheld on request

Government must reflect values and priorities In the last federal election, 61 per cent of Canadian voters cast ballots for change, not for the Conservative Party. However, the vote was split and our electoral system gave Stephen Harper’s government a majority of seats in Parliament. Now, if we work together, we can ensure that our next government represents the actual majority. This can be accomplished if, during the next election, the NDP, Liberals and Greens cooperate in key ridings to defeat Stephen Harper’s government, and then work together in Parliament to enact electoral reforms to better ensure our government reflects the values and priorities of all Canadians.  We can make our voices heard but we must start now. Both the NDP and

Liberal Party are in the process of choosing new leaders, and cooperation is a major issue in these debates. We need to show the candidates that there is major support for political cooperation and electoral reform. We need to make it clear that thousands of Canadians are deeply concerned about the state of our democracy, and willing to take action. More than 15,787 Canadians have so far indicated their support for this campaign by committing to join the NDP, Liberals or Greens to support cooperation for electoral reform in key votes within the parties. That response shows there are thousands of Canadians who will get involved to vote for this idea. Please join me in calling on the NDP, Liberals and Greens to cooperate in key ridings to elect a government that reflects the wishes of the real majority in our country and strengthens our democracy. Joan Robb, Roberts Creek

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Developer’s costs challenge feasibility of subdivision Property subdivision costs remain stable in the District of Sechelt, according to Town Planner Ray Parfitt. Contrary to implications carried in a letter to The Local editor from resident Dave Tyler, the District does not require payment of a “deposit” from developers subdividing property. There is an application fee for subdivision, which, he said, is approximately $1,500. Any developer – private or corporate – must also pay Development Cost Charges, usually about $11,500 for new lots in West Sechelt, plus the costs of servicing the lot with hydro, gas, and water. In the case of the Tylers, the District covenanted to waive the requirement that they install and connect to a sanitary sewer along the length of their present lot. At the time of subdivision, the Tylers will surrender a small 120 square meter

‘flange’ of property to allow for widening of Jasper Road. As the Approving Officer, Parfitt issues subdivision approval once all development criteria have been satisfied. Subdivision plans must ensure that lot sizes meet bylaw requirements, and engineering reports indicate they are suitable for building. A straightforward subdivision application may be processed in eight weeks or less; if revisions are required, as in the Tylers’ case, the Preliminary Letter of Approval (which contains the conditions for subdivision which must be met by the developer) may not be issued for several months. “The Tylers’ lot is challenging,” says Parfitt. “It’s a moderately steep lot, presenting challenges for site servicing.” For such subdivisions, an Engineering Report is crucial and

District staff use this in determining the conditions to be met for servicing. Parfitt noted for example that after checking the Tylers’ file, the District “looked at the options for servicing on the site, conferred with an engineering consultant, and at that juncture waived the requirement for installation of a sanitary sewer along the edge of the larger property.” Parfitt stated that cost of installing services will vary from property to property depending on the challenges faced, and the cost to a developer of retaining an engineering firm or a lawyer will add to the end cost of subdivision. These fees – not the District’s – may drive up the developer’s costs substantially.  In the end, the property owner must determine if the legal, engineering and servicing costs can be offset by the end sale price of the lot. By Heather Jeal, for The Local

tional law seems unbelievable. That is what the liberal government of BC is about to do. On Feb 22, Bill 22 - The Education Improvement Act - was tabled. If the Governor General, the honourable Steven L. Point, signs the Bill after the legislature passes it, Bill 22 will become law. This Bill will not only deny the BCTF the right to take job action but it will strip all language about class sizes from the teachers’ contract. Once the bill has become law, administrators and superintendents will no longer be required to report to the public any statistics about class sizes. Not to worry though, even if your child is in an overcrowded classroom, the teacher will receive a special payment for each student over 30 students in their classroom. The payment would be $2,500 per elementary student or $312 per secondary student. The Liberal government argues that principals will not want to pay extra money to teachers, so they will keep classes under 30. Let’s do the math. In secondary school, a class costs about $15,000. $15,000 divided by $312 is 48. Thirty plus 47 equals 77, so under the Education Improvement Act a class of 77 is cheaper to run than two classes of 39 or three classes of 26. Maybe the Liberals should go back to math class. Instead of a raise, I guess teachers should just request more desks. Cheryl McCrone, Sechelt

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ibsons Chamber, keeping current with the business world economic development, is a topic of interest to all business. When Member of Parliament for West Vancouver Sunshine Coast, John Weston, invited the Gibsons and District Chamber of Commerce to attend an event focused on this topic they gladly accepted. Chamber Vice President, Dean Walford and chamber Director Erich Schwartz represented the Gibsons & District Chamber Commerce. Among other attendees from the Sunshine Coast were Chief Garry Feschuk from the Sechelt Indian Band and John France, CAO of the SCRD. The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and International

Trade and Asia Pacific Gateway led the discussion on Canadian business’s role in the international economy. Fast reinforced that Canada has a wealth of resources needed by business and industry around the globe and the Canadian government has done much to promote trade with Brazil, China, India and the European Union. Fast also noted the importance of education in Canada’s economic growth stating that, “Canadians need to develop high level skills to stay competitive and maintain our standard of living.” He went on to state that federal government is investing heavily in education but there need to be more practical links between academia and the business world. During the question and

answer sessions, efforts were made to identify the links between the MP’s efforts and local business opportunities. It was recommended that businesses could contact the various trade commissioners, which were referred to as “Canada’s best kept secret”. The Gibsons and District Chamber of Commerce is here to help local business. In attending these events the Gibsons Chamber keeps current with larger business trends and government programs that can help businesses here on the Sunshine Coast. Becoming a member of the Gibsons Chamber connects your with a world of business opportunities. Lisa Houle, Executive Director Gibsons and District Chamber of Commerce

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apilano University is now a Field Station for the Reef Environmental Education Foundation! REEF is a grass-roots organization that seeks to conserve marine ecosystems by educating, enlisting and enabling divers and other marine enthusiasts to become active ocean stewards and citizen scientists. It is a natural fit within the program outcomes of the Professional Scuba Dive Instructor Program here on the Sunshine Coast. Since the launching of the Capilano University Scuba Dive Instructor Program in 2004, student divers have done Ling Cod Egg mass counts and Rockfish counts on sites around the Sunshine Coast for the Vancouver Aquarium conservation programs. Student divers have also exercised marine stewardship by organizing and participating in un-

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Mortgage rates: how are they set? Real Estate Tips Kenan MacKenzie Sunshine Coast Real Estate News


o understand how and why rates go up and down you need to understand some basic principles. Variable Interest Rates: The prime rate is not set by the Bank of Canada. Each financial institution will set its own prime rate. The Bank of Canada sets the Overnight Interest Rate; this is the rate that commer-

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LOCAL EVENTS Thursday, March 15 •3:00pm-6:00pm. Farm Gate Market at Roberts Creek Hall. Friday, March 16 •3:30pm-6:30pm. Opening Reception for ‘Shout Out - Young People’s Exhibition’. Gibsons Public Art Gallery. 604-886-0531. •5:30pm. Egmont Movie Night. Kids movie @ 6:00pm, adult movie @ 8:00pm. Free, Egmont Community Hall. •7:30pm-9:30pm. School of Music Coffee House. Local entertainment, coffee and goodies. School of Music, Madeira Park. 604-883-9749. •8:30pm. Astro Cafe. Royal Astronomical

Society hosts public telescope viewing. Meet at Pier 17, Davis Bay. Saturday, March 17 •9:30am. The BIG Indoor Market. Buy and sell at the Sechelt Legion Hall. 604-8852526 for more info. •11:00am. Wearing of the Green. Entertainment, snacks, scavenger hunt, vendors and more. Downtown Sechelt, Acacia Park. •11:00am. SC Botanical Society presents Elke Knechtel: Vegetables for our Climate at the Sparling Pavillion, Botanical Garden, 5941 Mason Rd., Sechelt. By donation. •1:00pm. St. Patrick’s Day Fun - Go Green.

Come enjoy books, tea and music at Gibsons and District Public Library. Free. 604-886-2130. •2:00pm. Gibsons Seniors Society St. Patrick’s Day Tea. Harmony Hall, Gibsons. Tickets call Phyllis, 604-886-1378. •6:30pm-10:00pm. Sweet Finales & Celebrity Auction. Fundraiser for WaterCan Communities. Gibsons Rec Centre. 604886-2362. •7:00pm-9:30pm. Faces of the Coast Diversity Film Festival. A free community event at the Sechelt Nation Community Hall. For more information call April at 604989-4223.

Sunday, March 18 •8:30am. SC Natural History Society’s Bird Walk led by Tony Greenfield. Sargeant’s Bay Provincial Park. •1:30pm. Copper Sky Sunday Music Jam. Performers and audience are welcome to just drop in. Copper Sky Gallery & Cafe, Madeira Park. •2:30pm. Coast Recital Society presents Pianist André Laplante at Raven’s Cry Theatre. Tickets 604-740-2051 or Monday, March 19 •9:45am. St. Mary’s Hospital Aux. Halfmoon Bay Branch Meeting at Cooper’s Green. New members always welcome.

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•1:00pm. Gibsons Seniors Society monthly Birthday Lunch. Harmony Hall, Gibsons. Open to all, no charge. •7:30pm. SCFS Film Night. ‘Incendies’. French w/English subtitles. Gibsons Heritage Playhouse. Tickets at the door. Tuesday, March 20 •11:00am. CBC Dragon’s Den Audition Season 7 at the Seaside Centre, Sechelt. Wednesday, March 21 •8:00pm, Mar 21-24 & 28, 29 & 31. Coast Community Productions presents Will you Still Love Me in the Morning? A hilarious farce about love, sex and bad plumbing. Gibsons Heritage Playhouse. For tickets and info call 604-809-6206.**2:00pm Matinees Mar 24, 25 & 31. March 21 - ‘pay what you can.’ Friday, March 23 •6:00pm-9:00pm. Coast Salish Weaving Workshop with Jessica Casey. Sunshine Coast Museum at 716 Winn Rd., Gibsons. To preregister please call 604-886-8232. •8:00pm. David Zieroth, a Governor General’s award winning poet, will read from his recent work at the SC Arts Centre, Sechelt. Admission is free. Saturday, March 24 •10:00am-4:00pm. Coast Salish Weaving Workshop with Jessica Casey. Sunshine Coast Museum at 716 Winn Rd., Gibsons. To preregister please call 604-886-8232. •6:00pm. SC Salmonid Enhancement Society’s 15th Annual Salmon Dinner & Auction at the Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre. Call 604-885-4136. •7:30pm. Community Fundraiser for Rose Schwarz. Entertainment, silent auction, and raffle. Roberts Creek Hall. Tickets at Gaia’s Fair Trade & Strait Music. Sunday, March 25 •10:00am-4:00pm. Coast Salish Weaving Workshop with Jessica Casey. Sunshine Coast Museum at 716 Winn Rd., Gibsons. To preregister please call 604-886-8232. •2:00pm. Brilliantly gifted pianist Sara Buechner returns to Pender Harbour to dazzle & enchant. School of Music, Madeira Park. Contact the Pender Harbour Music Society for more information and ticket locations. •2:00pm. Michael Lefevre Classical Guitar Concert at St. Hilda’s Anglican Church. For ticket info call 604-886-0031. •7:30pm. Sunshine Coast Guitar Society. Bring your guitar and join them at the Rockwood

Centre, Sechelt. 604-740-5938 or 604-886-0031. Monday, March 26 •7:30pm. Sechelt Garden Club presents Daniel Mosquin, Research Manager of UBC Botanical Garden. A visual presentation at the Seaside Centre, Sechelt. Tuesday, March 27 •7:00pm. Suncoast Woodcrafters meeting with Lars Larson speaking on Industrial Safety. Science Room, Chatelech Highschool, Sechelt. All guests are welcome. Wednesday, March 28 •7:30pm. The SC Conservation Association presents Peace Out, an important documentary film about the cost of energy production in BC. Following the film there will be a discussion with the director & producer. Raven’s Cry Theatre, Sechelt. For further info Friday, March 30 •8:00pm. Artesia Coffee House - featuring four bands. SC Arts Centre, Sechelt. Tickets at the door. 604-740-5825. Saturday, March 31 •7:00pm. Pianist Katherine Hume performs at St. Hilda’s Church in Sechelt. This is a fundraising event and admission is by donation. For more information call 604885-5019. •8:30pm-9:30pm. Turn the Lights Out for Earth Hour! Sunday, April 1 •9:00am. 35th Sunshine Coast April Fool’s Run, a half marathon for walkers and runners. 13.1 miles/ 21.1 kms going from Gibsons to Sechelt. (*walkers 8:00am start). Enter online at or call 604-885-8849. Monday, April 2 •39th Sunshine Coast Festival of Performing Arts, April 2 - 20 & 22. For a schedule of events visit : •7:30pm. SCFS presents Tampopo. Japan 1985, 114 min, comedy classic. Director: Juzo Itami, Japanese with English subtitles. Gibsons Heritage Playhouse. Tickets at the door. Tuesday, April 3 •6:30pm. BC Schizophrenia Society presents “Strengthening Families Together”, an 8 session educational course. Classes will be held at 5 - 682 Gibsons Way, Gibsons and are free. For registration and/or more information call Rebecca at 604-740-0406 or email

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he Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British CoMarch 15,hosted 2012 lumbia (APEGBC) the 2nd Annual Sunshine Coast Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Contest and Science Fair at the Sechelt Seniors Centre on Saturday, March 10. Held annually to coincide with Engineering Month in BC, the event aims to stimulate interest in engineering and related professions.  Representatives from BCIT, UBC, and other schools and professional associations provided displays and information to the several hundred attending the event. Displays of model rockets, operational model aircraft and robotics plus video presentations rounded out the Science Fair program. “The idea is to encourage model-making,” said one volunteer. “We want children to start creating things, to develop technical skills Tree 1011 in theOak hands – and then develop the brain.” Volunteers stressed that engineering required a “problem-solving

mind” rather than excellence in physics or math as “We have calculators and computers to do the hard work now.” Working models created by the Chatelech Secondary School grades 9-10 Technical Ed classes demonstrated that innovative thinking. Their pneumatic robot ‘arm’ made from wood, disposable medicine syringes and plastic tubing stood up well to wear and tear from younger visitors fascinated with its operation. Almost 50 bridge designs, ranging from innovative to traditional, vied for prizes in the Elementary School, Secondary School, Family/Team and Open/Professional categories. This year, the Sunshine Coast competition introduced a category for suspension bridges – the first competition in the province to do so. APEGBC volunteers loaded each bridge into one of two ‘jigs’ linked to a computer, recording the amount of stress, or weight, the structure could with-


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two designs, one of which “…failed early – of course, that was the one I had my hopes pinned on.” Probably the youngest competitor at age 5 1/2, Erin Payne of Gibsons, took home a gift certificate from Talewind Books for her structure, rich in glitter and embellishment. It was voted the Prettiest Bridge. Other awards: Elementary School - Harrison Watson whose traditional bridge supported 164 kg of pressure; Matthew Atkinson whose suspension bridge supported 52 kg. Secondary School - Brian Ingram (traditional – 53 kg). Family/Team: Liam Watson (traditional – 245 kg), Carli Kerr (suspension – 177 kg). Open Category: Russ Tkachuk (traditional – 183 kg). While building bridges is an important aspect of the annual Popsicle stick competition, it is just as important to see participation in the event build each year; bridges may span a short distance, but enthusiasm for engineering will span a lifetime. By Heather Jeal for The Local

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The Local March 15, 2011  
The Local March 15, 2011  

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