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Education Minister George Abbott will request the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) to nominate candidates to act as mediators by March 26. The mediator will work with both parties on issues including classroom organization, the local/provincial split of bargaining, professional development and teacher evaluation.

The new legislation does not impose a new contract. Rather, it extends the existing contract to cover the mediation period. If a new agreement cannot be reached by the beginning of summer, the mediator will make non-binding recommendations to government by June 30, 2012. Bill 22 also implements a new Learning Improvement Fund of $165 million over three years to help school

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eryone involved to pause and reflect on how we can work together to continue to improve our education system,” said George Abbott, Minister of Education. “I know this has been a challenging year for all involved and I am hopeful that through the mediation process, both parties will have the opportunity to work together in a constructive way to resolve issues and reach a negotiated collective agreement.”

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Help wanted for negotiated agreement Education Matters Silas White Chair, School District #46 School Board


’m sure there is even some handsome compensation involved. But who would want to take on the role of mediating negotiations between the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and BC Public School Employers Association (BCPSEA) right now—especially within the confines of Bill 22, one of the most unpopular provincial government bills of the past decade? Amazingly, the most uncontroversial condition of the legislated mediation now may be net-zero: the provincial edict from 2009 that no unions in the BC government public sector will receive a net increase in compensation for two years. Almost all other unions under net-zero have signed onto it, the most notable exception being the

nurses, who mysteriously but wisely extended their previous contract through the twoyear term. Now that Bill 22 passed in the legislature last week, it is provincial law that teacher compensation will be subject to net-zero until July 2013, whether a contract is still negotiated with a mediator’s help in the next several months, or whether one is officially legislated by the provincial government in the summer. But as if it isn’t hard enough to get agreement to a new contract with no compensation increase for two years, the new law also dictates that the mediator must assist the parties to negotiate a common, province-wide teacher evaluation system, a realignment of teacher professional development, and a provincially streamlined process for the annual assignment of teachers to their positions in schools. Although government generally sets the financial

parameters around which its bargaining agent must work, in this case these goals for pro-d, evaluation and assignment were also ‘mandated’ to BCPSEA as unmovable government proposals during the past year of unsuccessful BCTF bargaining. Boards historically negotiated the current language for these items, in different contracts around the province, with their respective teachers’ locals. Many locals are satisfied with their current language, with the BCTF stating it has no interest in provincially standardizing pro-d, evaluation and teacher assignment. Bill 22, despite being named “the Education Improvement Act,” is having a negative impact on teacher morale throughout the province. As I write this article I don’t know exactly what actions teachers will be taking when school resumes after spring break, but we do know that Bill 22 makes any more job action illegal

(and subject to heavy fines), and that local teachers have chosen to discontinue support of extracurricular or volunteer activities (which isn’t technically job action, because it’s voluntary). So, good luck to the mediator. Good luck to the parties. Prior to the passage of Bill 22, our board sent the Minister of Education a letter detailing our criticisms of many aspects of the legislation. Now, still being devoted to a negotiated rather than legislated agreement, we embrace the long shot hope that mediation under these grim circumstances will somehow work.


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Editorial The high cost of being loved


e recently took our dog to a vet. A man angrily interrupted our consultation and demanded to know why he couldn’t bring his dog in to be weighed without being charged; he went on to say that if he bought a flea treatment from the vet clinic, weighing the dog would be free. He needed to know his dog’s weight so he could buy a cheaper flea treatment from a pet supply store, rather than buying one from the vet. He left, still fuming. The fact is, the vet clinic had to buy the scale in the first place and they have to pay to have it serviced and/or recalibrated: if they choose not to offer it for free public use, that’s their right. A veterinarian clinic is a business, just like any other business. They bring in expensive, specialized equipment for medical procedures, hire skilled and educated staff and perform complicated procedures - and all that costs a lot of money. Some of the vet clinics on the Coast do volunteer work for emergency or wildlife cases that arise, but they still have to recoup their costs. They might expound on how much they love animals, (I’m sure they do) but in the end it’s the ringing of the cash register that keeps their business thriving. The College of Veterinarians of British Columbia, the ‘governing body’ for all BC veterinarians, does not set a fee schedule for veterinarian’s services. Instead they have an economist set a ‘suggested fee scale’, but CVBC regulations clearly state that veterinarians should set their fees as high as they need to help their business to grow and remain viable and successful. There is recourse if you think your vet has charged an exorbitant fee; you can file a complaint with the CVBC and await arbitration. Even if your complaint is deemed valid, however, the CVBC has no authority to force the vet to reimburse you for any excessive charge. The vet may, however, receive a rebuke from the College. The College of Veterinarians does have some pretty strict regulations, especially regarding what a vet can or cannot advertise. They can’t advertise that they can offer better service than any other vet, or offer any special rates or services that could put another vet clinic in a lesser light, competitively speaking. So if Bob’s Vet Clinic (I made up this name) has much lower rates than Aladdin’s Vet Clinic (another pseudonym) he can’t advertise or promote it in any way, other than by word of mouth through his customers. And heaven help him when the other vets find out he’s charging lower rates than they are, because it might make them look like money-gouging villains to all the people whose love of their pets far exceeds their bankroll, even if the vet charging lower fees doesn’t have all the expensive equipment the others have. When considering how you’re going to pay for your pet’s medical care, there’s the option of pet insurance; there are some worthwhile insurance plans to consider. Some people are unhappy because most vet clinics want money up front for the full cost of the treatment, which can be in the hundreds of dollars, whereas, for example, a dentist may allow a customer to set up a payment plan. What it all comes down to is this: before you adopt that cuddly kitten or adorable puppy, ask yourself - can I really afford the price of unconditional pet love?

Letters to the Editor Walking the line for better learning conditions I am not normally a political activist, but I feel the need to get the message out. The reason I am writing is I want people to know why teachers are taking a stand with this government.

Newscasts are not telling the whole story. It is not just the money - although a cost of living or a 1 per cent raise would be nice. Let’s look at the big picture. The Liberal Government slashed spending to schools. We have lost counsellors, including child sup-

Letters to the Editor port workers and teacher librarians, which has resulted in the loss of library usage time. We are working with old technology and schools need to have new lockers and paint jobs. Sports fields are in need of repair and so are the classrooms. Our class sizes can range from 24- 32 students. Split classes in the elementary schools  are an overwhelming majority here. Overcrowding in Science labs and workshops is dangerous.  The bill for special needs students has not been adhered to, and often there are more than three special needs students per class.  The government should provide the money to make this happen with support for those students who need it. Create smaller classes so the teacher can help children individually. As my 11-year old said, “If we have smaller class sizes, then my teacher can call on my hand up more often.” Legislation is being drafted at this very moment, which can strip our contracts, impose class size and not allow us to have a voice. We have to watch out for a government that creates laws to suit their needs and not the needs of the people. Restricting us to a demonstration line as opposed to a full strike is insulting and does not allow other unions to create the solidarity we need to keep democracy working in this province. My stand is de-

mocracy not dictatorship, negotiate over legislate and put our children’s public education ahead of spending money on a new roof on BC Place. (We could have used some of the money spent on the Olympics as well.) I walk the line for the future of my own children and those that I teach. I urge you to support the teachers’ effort for better learning conditions for all students. (Christy Clark was at private schools while we walked the line. What does that say about our premier and what she thinks about public education?) Please contact your local MLA, George Abbott or Christy Clark at the addresses below and take a stand to ensure public education is fully funded. E-mail:, nicholas.simons.mla@leg. Sue Mearns, Science Math Teacher, Elphinstone Secondary, Gibsons The Local received a copy of this letter for publication:

To MP Mr. John Weston “When a government starts trying to cancel dissent or avoid dissent is frankly when it’s rapidly losing its moral authority to govern.” Stephen Harper, Canadian

Press, April 18, 2005 Have you thoroughly read and understood the Omnibus Crime Bill C-10? Have you asked your constituents what they think of it and how they would have wanted you to vote on it? Are you honestly okay with the way the Harper government (not the government of Canada anymore) is doing things in Parliament? How many experts, often internationally-recognized authorities on the matter, do we need in order to put a stop to this bill and create an opportunity for Canadians to freely debate this legislation? Show us who you truly are representing, the people who have mandated that you do as they wish (ask them what they want, don’t just take it for granted that they want exactly what your party leader says is best). Take a big step and do your own referendums by asking your constituents what they want. What true Canadian democracy you would show the rest of Canada.  D. Sikorskyi, Halfmoon Bay

Coasters to pay for biggest dam in the world The Sunshine Coast Conservation Association will be showing the amazing documentary ‘Peace Out’ on March 28 at 7:30 pm at the Raven’s Cry Theatre. This documentary by Vancouver director Charles Wilkinson, who will be attending the

screening, is not just about the damming of the Peace River and Site C dam, but an insightful look at energy use in Canadian society today. The mega-billion dollar Site C project will affect Sunshine Coast residents in the pocketbook. It will be one of the largest dams in the world and the most expensive capital project in BC history. We will be paying for years. The World Commission On Dams verified that all large dams have cost more than 50 per cent over initial budgets, which in this case is already nearly $8 billion. Government’s main reasons for proposing the dam are for industry:   gas fracking and LNG plants in northern BC. Yet they want homeowners to pay. Critical farmland and priceless environment will disappear if the beautiful Peace River Valley is flooded. Come on out and see for yourself and take part in an interesting discussion with the film producers. George Smith, Gibsons

Canada or Harperland? It seems as though we no longer have a Canadian government, in the traditional sense. Ever since Stephen Harper has been Prime Minister, he has renamed the government after himself. We are being run as a country by a rogue establishment calling itself (Letters continued on page 5)

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Letters to the Editor (continued from page 5) the ‘Harper government’. Soon, we may be calling our country ‘Harperland’. When that happens, I wonder if we will be receiving new passports, a new flag, a new seat at the UN? Will other countries recognize us officially as Harperland? I’m guessing the USA will, as the 51st state. Will we have any say in what this new country will be like? Because, so far, we have not had much. New laws, new prisons, new taxes. I guess when Harper said “You won’t recognize Canada when I’m through with it,” he wasn’t kidding. I already don’t recognize it. “When a government starts trying to cancel dissent or avoid dissent is frankly when it’s rapidly losing its moral authority to govern.” - Stephen Harper, Canadian Press, April 18, 2005 Daniel Sikorskyi, Halfmoon Bay

Just another John Weston ‘survey’?   Last week Coastal residents received yet another mailed ‘survey’ from MP John Weston ‘Making your family our priority’. It asked “Who is on the right track to deliver real results for families?” Readers are to indicate their choice: ‘Greens, Conservatives, NDP or Liberals’. Completed ‘surveys’ are to be mailed, postage free, with the respondent’s name, address, telephone number and email address. The ‘survey’ can be accessed via the internet or smart phone: sure to appeal to younger voters. So is this just another John Weston ‘survey’? Maybe. The return address is ‘John Weston’ but it’s “c/o CRG – Government Caucus Services”. The CRG, you ask? CRG stands for Conservative Re-

source Group: funded by taxpayers, but wholly controlled by the Conservative Party of Canada. The CRG is the central ‘intelligence’ agency of the Conservative Party. It creates and controls the message that Conservative Cabinet Ministers and MPs speak. It conducts polling and engages in political messaging. It does ‘opposition research’, that is, digging up dirt on opposition members to discredit those members. They also amass and manage the huge data banks that give their ‘robocall’ and live callers lists to know how particular voters may be leaning, not just on election day, but year round! And they have been amassing and refining this information for years. Those lists are compiled through a complex web of information gathering, including the MP ‘surveys’. If all the Conserva-

tives were interested in was gauging public opinion on particular issues, anonymous surveys would do the trick. But for effective partisan political purposes they need names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses so their data banks can generate lists of supporters and nonsupporters, right down to political party preference, and then customize their message to the recipients. Was the latest mailing just another John Weston ‘survey’? Maybe. Jef Keighley, Halfmoon Bay

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n a press release Monday, BC Ferries announced an increase in passenger and vehicle fares effective April 1, 2012. Customers are reminded that prices will rise by 4.15 per cent on average on all routes across the fleet. This increase was approved last spring in Bill 14, an amendment to the

Coastal Ferry Act. Subsequent price caps will be determined following the Province’s response to the BC Ferry Commissioner’s report. Fare increases are required due to the rising cost of operating and capital expenditures coupled with lower than anticipated traffic levels.

count of the ramifications of the energy boom in the province’s Peace River region as it is subjected to an onslaught of energy megaprojects including Site C, a major new dam, tens of thousands of hydrofracked shale gas wells, a nuclear power plant, and the Tar Sands. Director Charles Wilkinson (Down Here, Max) resists pointing a finger at the usual suspects. Instead he probes the deeper causes underly-

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Province makes changes to DriveABLE program T

he provincial government is taking action in response to concerns raised by some seniors about the DriveABLE program, announced Shirley Bond, Minister of Justice and Attorney General. The changes will ensure that British Columbians can do their driving assessments closer to home and will alleviate the potential anxiety some seniors are experiencing around doing an on-screen assessment. The most important change means that a decision regarding a person’s ability

to continue driving will not be made solely from an inoffice computer assessment. People who fail the computer assessment will be offered a DriveABLE road assessment. The results of the in-office assessment combined with the on-road evaluation and medical information will ensure license decisions are made in the fairest manner possible. The Province will pay for the cost of both assessments. Of the 3.1 million BC drivers - 84,000 of whom are over the age of 80 - only about 1,500 are referred to

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take the DriveABLE assess- ing more people to benefit ment. People are referred to from DriveABLE’s regional the superintendent by physi- expansion and additional cians when they have been mobile services. identified as having cognitive Public awareness and an issues that may hamper their education program will be ability to drive safely. expanded to connect with The Province has respond- seniors beginning at an eared to seniors’ concerns, and lier age, connect with seniors is taking other steps to con- organizations and families sistency and improved client and partner with medical service. In addition to ex- professionals and physician panding DriveABLE to pro- groups to develop materials vide an on-road assessment for seniors that helps explain for those who fail the in- age-related driving issues and office computer assessment, medical fitness requirements the Province will make some for drivers over the age of 80, changes. The service deliv- and information about planery model will be improved ning for driving retirement. as quickly as possible by reResearch is constantly unthankofyou ducingGPAG the amount travel1012 derway and, in fact, Drivefor rural BC. The service ABLE is in the process of will be offered as close to being peer reviewed. The home as possible by allow- government will continue

to evaluate the model based on this research, and will continue to look for opportunities to be a leader in enhancing the length of time a senior can drive. DriveABLE is currently available at 17 centres throughout the province, up from three in 2005. A new centre will open in Cranbrook by early May 2012. Other locations are being considered in addition to the mobile services. “We have listened to the concerns expressed by seniors and we are taking action,” said Shirley Bond, Minister of Justice and Attorney General. “For several months I have had our staff looking at the geographic issues and the need for a more

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No sign of Welstead – still missing after 10 days


e is no stranger to the Sunshine Coast – in fact, Greg Welstead is well known for his generous help at community events, among them the Christmas turkey dinner at Roberts Creek hall. Now the community has pulled together to help him. At about 6:30 am on Monday, March 12, after exhibiting emotionally distressed behaviour, Welstead left the house where he lives in Gibsons and got into his car. The same car was later found crashed into a tree in what RCMP describe as a ‘high impact collision’ that left the vehicle totaled, with broken glass and evidence of blood in the driver’s seat area. The keys were still in the ignition, the door was ajar, but Welstead was gone. Fearing that the Gibsons man had staggered away from the wreck in a daze and may possibly have collapsed in the nearby bush, a search was organized for him, but as darkness fell, was called off for the day. The search resumed the next day, with volunteer search-

ers coming forward to help. By Saturday, March 17, Sunshine Coast Search and Rescue had organized seven convergent volunteer search teams, who searched roadsides and ditches, and eight mutual aid teams. SAR teams had arrived from Arrowsmith, Port Alberni, Campbell River, Coquitlam, Lions Bay, Nanaimo, Ridge Meadows, Central Fraser Valley, Surrey and Powell River. The Search and Rescue Sunshine Coast unit has 33 members. A four square kilometer ground search and an eight kilometer aerial search have been completed, with no sign of Welstead. “We are also considering that the missing man may have made it off Coast,” said Sheree Haydu who,

with Sue Duxbury are both Search Managers at the SAR headquarters temporarily located at the School District 46 Maintenance Yard on Reed Road. She added that the RCMP are in charge of checking the ferries for any sign of the missing man, as well as establishing contact with police in the lower mainland. Thursday, March 15, a police dog was brought in from Vancouver and a dog team was brought to the Coast on Saturday, but there was still no sign of the missing man by press time on Tuesday. “We’d really like to thank all of those people who came forward to help with the search and especially those who dropped by with food. The Salvation Army has been tremendous, too, providing hot beverages and food for tired searchers,” said Haydu. “There have been four people who have gone missing on the Sunshine Coast and have never been found,” added Duxbury, shaking her head. “We hope Welstead won’t make number five.”


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f the present demographic stats stay the same, the average age of people in our community will be much older in the future. The Sunshine Coast is forecasted to grow by 300 people a year. This will affect everything from housing to services provided. Here are some key trends that Ryan Berlin, Director of Urban Futures has outlined: The Sunshine Coast Regional District’s population is projected to grow by 5,950 residents between 2011 and 2031. This would be a 20 per cent increase over today’s population, with an average of 300 people being added each year. This 20year projection of growth compares to the 8,907-person seen over the past 20 years, when the region’s

population grew by an annual average of 445 people. Most of the growth in the region’s population will be in the 65-plus age group, which would almost double in size, going from 6,709 people in 2011 to 12,323 by 2031. This would be an 84 per cent increase. As such, the 65-plus age group would account for 94 per cent of total population growth in the region over the next 20 years (growth of 5,614 people aged 65plus out of total population growth of 5,950). The under-65 population is projected to grow by only one per cent (336 people) by 2031. Compared to the rest of BC, the Sunshine Coast is projected to grow more slowly on average each year. Indeed, part of this would be driven by the older age profile of the region’s current population versus the rest of the province. All else being equal, this would likely result in slower growth in the demand for housing within the region,

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given the older age composition. The fact that the 65-plus cohort is projected to account for almost all population growth between 2011-2031 may lead to a change in the type and overall composition of housing that is being demanded. One of the effects of these changes will be less demand for the two-storey single family home and more demand for the two-bedroom strata rancher. If we wish to plan for a more balanced community, we need to be proactive in creating jobs or improving the transit system to the Lower Mainland. I believe we have a better chance of improving transit.


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Gilligans 1010 Horoscope March 23 – March 29 friendship department is likely to produce some festive occasions. With a new Michael season underway someone O’Connor has to stir things up. Yet, Astrologer you are also in the mood to play it safe. GatherMarch 8, 2012 ings with family and close Tip of the Week: The first New Moon of friends could be the ticket. Spring occurs on March That could be the ideal op23 and hosts a close portunity to get an early alignment with the Sun, start on spring cleaning. Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22) Moon, Mercury RetroThe time has come to be grade and Uranus all in Aries. Generally this will more assertive. This may spark ambitions, contro- take others and even you versy, critical and revolu- by surprise. Feeling confitionary attitudes. Yet the dent about your ideas and general consensus will choices may not be so easy be to assume a patient, if yet you will feel moved to nervous, and even philo- try. Family and or friend sophical perspective. The time will prove extra imSolar Eclipse New Moon portant. Yet, you will have cycle, which begins in late to take the lead. Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23) May will prove especially You have entered a significant in this regard. Stay tuned, 2012 will de- complicated period that liver its first big payload could leave you feeling a in late spring and espe- little lost. There will be some adventure, however, cially by early summer. which will keep things Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20) Links 1010 interesting. If you have The The NewLocal MoonHot in your sign will activate your plans to make, do it now focus. You will feel the unless they can wait undesire to take some key til mid April. Do gather initiatives and perhaps whatever tools and techmake a few important niques you feel you need investments. The biggest even if investment in rechallenge stands to know quired. Above all, go easy what these are. Prepar- on yourself. Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22) ing the ground for future March 8, 2012 The time has come to prospects is likely, yet the bulk of your focus will be do some extra investigative Modern Windows 1010 upon planning and visu- work. Taxes, debts, investments, inheritances and/ alizing. or litigation are all likely Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21) The desire and perhaps categories. Spiritual, philoeven the need to take some sophical or other scholarly time out are in focus. You studies could also prove may feel inspired to attend extra appealing. What to small projects and per- constitutes fairness, justice haps engage in some so- and balance in general will cializing,March yet avoiding 8, 2012 big prompt your focus into projects and events will the deeper reaches. Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22) prove appealing. Sharing Something new is bedreams and quieter time with friends will prove ing activated in your remost satisfying. Yet, your lationships. While sigambitions will be brewing nificant others are likely involved, the emphasis is all the while. upon the relationship you Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21) Some activation in the have with your own self




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1997 - March 15, 2012 Our beloved Suzie, our faithful friend. We shared her love until the end. She will always live on in the hearts and minds of the grieving family she’s left behind.

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LOCAL UPCOMING EVENTS 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.’ THURSDAY, MARCH 22 •10:30am. Harbourside Friendships, a part of the Senior Initiative meets at the Music School, Madeira Park. For more info contact Cathy at 604-883-9766. •3:00pm-6:00pm. Farm Gate Market at Roberts Creek Hall. FRIDAY, MARCH 23 •5:30pm. Egmont Movie Night. Kids movie @ 6:00pm, adult movie @ 8:00pm. Free, Egmont Community Hall. •6:00pm-9:00pm. Coast Salish Weaving Workshop with Jessica Casey. Sunshine Coast Museum at 716 Winn Rd., Gibsons. To pre-register please call 604-8868232. •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., Gib-

sons. To pre-register please call 604-886-8232. •6:00pm. SC Salmonid Enhancement Society’s 15th Annual Salmon Dinner & Auction at the Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre. Call 604-8854136. •6:30pm. Doors open for ‘Nikki Weber presents Vocal Variety (in Harmony)’ at the Sechelt Legion Auditorium. Joy Germaine 604886-4930. •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 pre-register 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. •2:00pm. Druming Circle led by Terry Aleck. Bring your drum, shaker & songs, St. Hilda’s Anglican Church, Sechelt.

•7:30pm. Sunshine Coast Guitar Society. Bring your guitar and join them at the Rockwood Centre, Sechelt. 604740-5938 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. •7:00pm. Celebrate Recovery is celebrating the Step Study Completion for 15. The Salvation Army, #5 - 682 Gibsons Way. For more information contact Rob/Jen Henson at 604886-7232. 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 THURSDAY, MARCH 29 •10:30am. Harbourside Friendships, a part of the Senior Initiative meets at the Music School, Madeira Park. For more info

contact Cathy at 604-883-9766. •3:00pm-6:00pm. Farm Gate Market at Roberts Creek Hall. FRIDAY, MARCH 30 •5:30pm. Egmont Movie Night. Kids movie @ 6:00pm, adult movie @ 8:00pm. Free, Egmont Community Hall. •8:00pm. Artesia Coffee House - featuring four bands. SC Arts Centre, Sechelt. Tickets at the door. 604-740-5825. SATURDAY, MARCH 31 •10:00am-12:00pm. BC Schizophrenia Society, SC Branch General Meeting at Arrowhead Centre, Sechelt. Presentation by Dr. Xavier Amador. Everyone welcome! For more info call 604-886-3534. •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 604-885-5019. •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 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4 •8:00pm. Apr 4-7. 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 Apr 1 & 7. THURSDAY, APRIL 12 •10:30am. Harbourside Friendships, a part of the Senior Initiative meets at the Music School, Madeira Park. For more info contact Cathy at 604-883-9766. •1:30pm. St. Mary’s Hospital/ Health Care Auxiliary, Sechelt branch meets in the Craft Room at the Seniors Centre, Sechelt.

•3:00pm-6:00pm. Farm Gate Market at Roberts Creek Hall. SATURDAY, APRIL 14 •9:00am-1:00pm. Cedar Grove Elementary School in Gibsons is holding a Home Decor and Plant Sale. Everyone welcome. •10:00am-3:00pm. For writers: Tips on writing children’s books with Michael Katz. Katz is an 18-year veteran of children’s book publishing. Contact Caitlin Hicks at 604-8863634 for more information and to sign up. •11:00am. Vimy Ridge Memorial ceremony at Camp Byng, 2139 Lower Road, Roberts Creek. SATURDAY, APRIL 21 •8:00pm-12:00am. Sunshine Dragons Abreast SPRING Dance. Music by Joe Stanton and the Band. Sechelt Seniors Centre. For tickets and/or information call 604-740-5607. SUNDAY, APRIL 22 •12:00pm-5:00pm. Celebrate Earth Day at Roberts Creek Pier. MONDAY, APRIL 23 •7:00pm. Doors open for The Green Film Series at Gibsons Heritage Playhouse. Revenge of the Electric Car is the featured film. Director by Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM and Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars. Screening time 7:30pm.

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L - R: Lockie Brock, DBPS; Thomas Chhun, Operations Manager andLegion Brian Atkins, Gibsons 1012 District Manager for MoTI; Sechelt Councillors Mike Shanks, Darnelda Siegers and Doug Hockley; Marlene Olafson, DBPS; Bruce Milne. PHOTO SUSAN ADAMS


rian Atkins and Thomas Chhun from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI) met with members of the Davis Bay March 22, 2012 Parkway Society (DBPS) Lockie Brock, Susan Adams, and Marlene Olafson on March 7 at the new Mission House building, along with Sechelt Councillors Doug Hockley, Mike Shanks and Darnelda Siegers, Emanuel Machado and Perry Schmitt from the DOS’s Parks Department, and Don Cameron representing the Davis Bay/ Selma Park/Wilson Creek Community Association. DBPS requested MoTI consider a proposal to designate the area of land in Davis Bay on the ocean-side of Highway 101 between Bay Road and the south end of Mis-

sion Point Park, including 300 feet of foreshore, as a Park; and to discuss the need for a bypass highway around Davis Bay and Sechelt. Doug Hockley provided Atkins and Chhun with a copy of the proposed bypass highway route. Most meeting attendees walked from the north end of the seawall (Bay Road boundary) to the southern edge of Mission Point Park. This area is used extensively by hundreds of people everyday, supporting the request to officially designate it as such. The DBPS will continue to support and advocate for this cause and keep the community informed. Submitted by: Susan Adams, Vice-Chair, DBPS Steering Committee

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ecognizing the importance of Trail Bay and its foreshore as a community asset, the District of Sechelt will develop a Trail Bay Foreshore Plan. The plan process will begin with a public consultation program. A team of experts – coastal and civil engineers, an aquatic ecologist and landscape architects - will provide technical support for the planning. A public workshop to identify and clarify values and opportunities for Trail Bay will be held on March 29 from 7 to 9pm at the Seaside Centre. The workshop will begin with a presentation reviewing current site knowledge. A small group workshop will follow, where attendees will


discuss opportunities and issues related to the future of Sechelt’s downtown Trail Bay waterfront. Attendees will be asked to complete a response form. The presentation and response form will also be available at after the public workshop, and open to public input for a period of one week. Results of the input will be published on the District website. “The objective of the process is to find community consensus on improvements to public lands along Trail Bay, including the shoreline park and trail, adjacent rock wall, beach area and rock outcrops,” said Sechelt’s Mayor, John Henderson.

Tax return help

he Community Volunteer Income Tax Program is sponsored by the Canadian Revenue Agency nationally, and locally by the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. Volunteers are trained to assist low-income seniors, individuals and families in preparing their income tax returns. It operates from March 1 to April 30. Clients must earn under $29,000 per year individually or under $39,000 for a family. Investment income must be less than $1,200 and he/she cannot be selfemployed in a business or Nikki Weber 1012 a profession. There are two options for eligible clients, a drop off option or in person clinics: Clients drop off all their tax information including T-slips and fill out a form at the following three locations: VCH Home Care office, 5630 Inlet22,Ave March 2012in Sechelt, Mon – Fri 9:00

am to 4:00 pm; VCH Health Unit, 494 South Fletcher in Gibsons, Mon – Fri 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; or Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre, Mon – Fri 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Volunteers usually complete returns within a week.  We call the second option ‘Tax Clinics’. Tax volunteers will complete your tax returns while you wait. The following clinics will operate this season: Seniors Centre in Sechelt Wednesdays – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm during March and April, call 604 8853513 or 885-8910 for an appointment; VCH Home Care Office in Sechelt, Thursdays10 am to 3 pm during March and April, call 604 741-0726; other clinics may be announced at a later date. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Louis Legal at (604) 886-1995.


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SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2012, SECHELT LEGION AUDITORIUM Doors open 6:30pm • Refreshments 7pm • Show Starts 7:30pm Tickets $22 available from: MellowTones members, Visitor’s Information Centre (Seaside Centre), Sechelt Strait Music (Sechelt), Gaia’s Fair Trade (Gibsons), Nikki Weber 604-740-0933

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ast-moving with great timing and slightly bawdy humour, the newest Coast Community Production play, Will You Still Love Me in the Morning? at the Gibsons Heritage Theatre is sure to have audiences chuckling throughout. Described by Director Daniel Tyrrell as a ‘farce’ that may have more in common with tragedy than comedy, this play may also be defined as a labour of love – although that love erupts in surprising quarters! Stereotyped characters? Extravagant exaggerations? Some may say yes,

but many will find the characters loveable and the premise of the play fun. The story finds Jeremy and Celia returning a week early from the ‘honeymoon from hell’ to find that each of Jeremy’s two bosses has accepted his offer to stay in his cottage while he’s away. The only problem is that each partner has brought the other’s wife with him! Will you Still Love me in the Morning, by Brian Clemens and Dennis Spooner, produced by Simone Tyrrell, features a host of actors not all new to the stage or film. The actors: Patrick Visser of Roberts Creek, a nowseasoned high-energy actor

perfectly portrays Jeremy, the harried husband and employee. Longtime actress Lisa Quinn as Celia plays the more composed – but equally energetic – new wife. Daniel Tyrrell, a professional actor, director and producer, took the role of emotionallystarched Peregrine Ward and experienced professional actor Mac Dodge slipped into the role of easygoing Humphrey Jessel; both made their quirky characters bigger than life as the play evolved. Professionally trained actress Anna Diehl and naturally talented Marcia Forst as the cheating wives were

Yoga by the Sea hosts new Lotus in Motion exhibit


oberts Creek artist Gordon Halloran, known worldwide for his Olympic installations in ice (www. paintingsbelowzero. com) will open an exhibit of paintings called ‘Meditation on Lotus: Family’ as part of his Lotus in Motion work. The large open studio space of Yoga by the Sea in Roberts Creek is the setting for the exhibit. These are paintings that began the artist’s exploration of Lotus, and are part of his process of creating the floating paintings that have become Lotus in Motion. ‘Meditation on Lotus: Family’ will include early paintings exhibited at the Miami International Art Fair, and Art Palm Beach, 2011, where the artist was invited to be the featured artist in Pubic Art. The local exhibit will be made up of permanent paintings in the shape of the lily pad, bold in colour, varied in size and created from a variety of

materials. Some of the lightweight paintings exhibited in Miami, which floated in the air, attached by a mere string, will be displayed at the Yoga-by-the-Sea as well as the mixed media paintings in cradled panel. All paintings share texture, brilliant colour, lacework and mystery, not only with the artist’s paintings in the water, but also his past, ephemeral work in ice. In 2011, the artist created a public art installation of floating paintings in the shape of a lotus leaf at Van Dusen Botanical Garden during the summer months. As part of the process for creating this artwork, the artist studied the patterns and hues of nature surrounding the lotus in the garden. His observation that every shape and pattern in nature can be found in permutations in other organic materials is expressed on the surface of each paint-

ing through the colors and textures of landscape flora and fauna. The paintings themselves are grouped in ‘families’, distinctive by their colour and pattern. The juxtaposition of the different families of paintings creates a visual impression of the connectedness of all organic matter. With these paintings, the artist expresses this observation of linkages and shared characteristics, as well as the relationships that humans create and call ‘family’. In Chinese lore, the stalk of the lotus plant is easy to bend in two, but is very hard to break because of its many strong sinuous fibres. Thus the lotus can represent an unbreakable relationship between two lovers or the members within a family. A special reception on Sunday, April 15 from 3 – 5 pm is planned at Yoga by the Sea, with the artist in attendance.

deliciously naughty. Actor Terry Karkabe, who played Syd the handyman, was the perfect ‘straight man’ in the play; his character turned out to be surprisingly charming and witty. With skilled backup provided by backstage manager Emily Cardinall, Billie Carroll in lighting design and Jill Devonshire doing graphic design, the combined offstage talent at the theatre is also bigger than life. Plan to see this hilarious romp and not only will you still love it in the morning, you won’t wait to recommend it to your friends.

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Will You Still Love Me In The Morning?

Hilarious farce about love, sex and bad plumbing By Brian Clemens and Dennis Spooner

Directed by Daniel Tyrrell Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

March 21 to April 7 The Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons

Thurs, Fri, Sat, March 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31, and April 5, 6, 7 at 8:00pm Matinees Wednesday $15 Sat March 24, 31, April 7 at 2:00pm Sun March 25, April 1 at 2:00pm Wed March 28, April 4 at 8:00pm

Tickets $20 • or 2 for $35 Wed March 21: Pay what you can Ticket Outlets: • Laedeli, Sunnycrest Mall • Gaia’s Fair Trade, 307-287 Gower Pt. Rd. • Shanti Gifts, #3 Wilson Creek Plaza • Lucy’s, 5715 Cowrie St • Strait Music, #3 - 5647 Cowrie St.



Thursday, March 29, 7:00 - 9:00pm, Seaside Centre, 5790 Teredo, Sechelt This first workshop will focus on current site knowledge and feature presentations by specialists in the disciplines of engineering, aquatic ecology and landscape design. Following the presentations, workshop attendees will be able to discuss their input, ideas and options in small working groups. There will also be an input form available. People unable to attend the workshop may access information on the workshop on The input form and presentation material will be posted on March 30. Online input needs to be received by April 15, 2012. A summary of input received and details on the next steps in the Trail Bay Foreshore Plan process will be posted on in mid-April. The Trail Bay Foreshore is an integral part of Sechelt and presents our community with opportunities and challenges. All are invited and welcomed to be part of planning for the future of the community asset.

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