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he shíshálh First Nation is giving notice that it is stepping up its momentum on its Aboriginal title litigation against the provincial and federal governments. Shíshálh will also be challenging government decisions regarding land2012 and reApril 26, source use, within shíshálh unceded territory, which do not meet the Crown’s legal duty to accommodate shíshálh title and rights. The acceleration of shíshálh’s litigation arises after two years of exhaustive effort, expense and goodwill by shíshálh to achieve some interim reconciliation with the province through discussions that would have allowed for the title litigation to be placed into abeyance.

Recently, interim reconcili- in our Territory, and for ation discussions collapsed industry who use or seek after the province failed to to use our Territory’s lands follow through on their pre- and resources. But we have vious proposals and state- now spent years trying to ments. get the Province to reach “We have made every ef- an amicable settlement. fort to be reasonable, yet we Time and again, we have have been pushed into a cor- sat through the province ner as our rights have been changing negotiators, shiftsystematically denied. We ing the terms of discussions have exhausted every effort and changing course. In the to reconcile our differences last six months we thought is your proofsome real progress had been and This to carve a path ad towards resolution. is clear thatof made, but at the eleventh in theItnext issue the provincial and federal hour things went backwards governments are incapable yet again. of meeting their legal and “shíshálh Territory is constitutional obligations experiencing a ‘death by to us,” said Chief Fe- a thousand cuts’ as lands JuneGarry 2, 2011 Issue Date: ____________________ schuck of the shíshálh First and resources continue to Deadline approval Nation. “This for litigation is be exploited and utilized our only recourse to resolve by others without recourse or changes is uncertainty forby all3:00 citizens Monday p.m. or benefit to our people. If we do not hear from you by this time, we can assume all is correct. Please let us know how we can serve you best. Your business is important to us!

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This clearly demonstrates the provincial and federal governments’ inability or unwillingness to meet their legal and constitutional obligations to us. One example is with respect to the outstanding dock tenure issue at Pender Harbour, one of our village sites – at the heart of our territory and economy which has been devastated in recent decades by the Province issuing tenures for hundreds of docks. For years, we have pursued settlement of that issue – and we thought we had an understanding that would have given certainty to shíshálh, private landowners and the Province. One of the consequences of the collapse of these discussions

is that there will be no certainty for anyone.” “It’s ironic, “ said Chief Feschuck, “The Clark government said interim reconciliation agreements were a focal point for their policy for engagement with First Nations. Yet, in two years of discussions on interim reconciliation with shíshálh all they have accomplished is conflict, frustration and increased uncertainty. They have done exactly the opposite of what they said they wanted to achieve. We are now developing legal strategies and alliances with other First Nations in British Columbia to join forces to resolve the outstanding Aboriginal title and rights of our Nations.”

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Aboriginal education, the Sechelt Indian Band and SD#46 have such a hard time communicating—but if we can’t book any meetings how can we develop a relationship? Our Board takes full responsibility for finding ourselves in this catch-22. Before it sounds worse than it is, I should clarify that our School District has productive staff-to-staff relationships with the Band. We have excellent cultural programs in our schools designed, administered and coordinated by both organizations. But for our Sechelt Nation and other Aboriginal students to consistently achieve better than provincial averages (which have plateaued at about a 50 per cent school completion rate for Aboriginal students), we need our entire organization engaged in improving our educational experience and services for Aboriginal students, starting with our elected Board. We made a first step by announcing in 2009 a Strategic Plan goal to build “a collaborative and substantive relationship with the Sechelt Indian Band, including a more coordinated approach to Sechelt Nation education, articulated in a signed Enhancement Agreement”. And when we were hiring a new superintendent last year, we ensured the successful candidate met

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boriginal education has been on our trustees’ minds a lot in recent weeks. In late April, several of us attended the BC School Trustees Association’s AGM, which celebrated successes and best practices in Aboriginal education from around the province. Soon after returning from this event, we were publicly criticized by the Sechelt Indian Band for not consulting them before reassigning two principals. We did in fact, and rather persistently, request a conversation with the Band on staffing, but during a short decisionmaking timeframe of a couple weeks our schedules didn’t line up. So we eventually got our input—just after the decision, which is no good for either party. This situation exemplifies a deplorable reality that has been the case for at least a decade and probably forever: the Board of Education of School District #46 does not have a functioning, ongoing political relationship with the Sechelt Indian Band. If we had a relationship, we surely wouldn’t

selection criteria that emphasized experience and understanding in First Nations education. Responding to our Board’s strong interest in Aboriginal education, our superintendent has identified structural changes that need to be made for our Board and senior management to take on more direct responsibility for Aboriginal student achievement. We must be more accountable, which I’m sure the Sechelt Nation does not disagree with. We are scheduled to meet with Chief and Council this week. With renewed vigour expressed by both sides, we look forward to working towards a relationship where difficulties in setting up meetings and complaints of consultation are soon relegated to the



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tyle and fashion are paramount to some and exciting to others, but most of us are so busy with our daily lives we have to run to keep up. Recently, I had a call from a parent who took her little girl summer clothes shopping. She was shocked by the style of clothes and bathing suits on the racks. Some of the capris were designed to sit very low on the hips, and were skintight. Tops featured low-scoop necklines. In the bathing suit area, tiny bikinis came in a variety of bright colors and patterns. On looking over these items, she asked herself this question: Are these styles appropriate for six or seven yearold girls? The answer was a resounding NO. A child wearing clothing that is clearly designed to promote sex appeal sends out a very wrong message. When it comes to our children, we want them to be fashionable but we usually look for clothes that will wear well, are comfortable and easy to clean. We also look for clothes that are suitable for a child’s age group, not something originally designed for a flamboyant adult rock star. As parents, we must send out a message to those who design and create children’s fashions. Clothing doesn’t need to be dull or boring but it must be designed as age-appropriate. Our children seem pushed to grow up quickly, under the often-subtle influence of messages they hear on television, in movies or even read in some books. They’re told sexy equates to beauty, fun or popularity. Fashion can’t be permitted to undermine your own social or moral values; those values set the foundation for your child’s life. Children always want to grow up too fast. It is up to us, as parents, to provide them with a strong foundation, to guide them and set values for them. The way we dress our children is a reflection of those values and will influence how others perceive them. Your first response to some item of clothing may be, “Oh, how cute!” but ask yourself the test question: “Do I really want a complete stranger gaping at my child because she’s/he’s wearing this?” Childhood must be safeguarded – it is such a fragile and precious time that is all too quickly passed. Under a parent’s guidance, fashion can be fun and give a child a sense of individuality and creative flair without compromising safety or social or moral values. Children’s clothing designers need to hear that message loud and clear.

Letters to the Editor Has nothing changed? Thank you Lyn Chapman for writing your letter of resistance to the Site C Dam development. I too was at Wade Davis’ inspirational talk about saving the Sacred Headwaters to a sold out audience at Chatelech a few weeks ago. It is time our generation stood up to protect the insatiable extraction and development of the natural world and in particular, the very land we claim as home, beautiful British Columbia. Each of us, individual after individual, needs to stand up now and be accountable to future generations for the abuse and greed of our generation and our parents’ generation which has consumed and or sold off the natural resources of this

land resulting in a pattern of unmitigated destruction. We can see it all around us, if we open our eyes. Even while our country is in the midst of a National Truth and Reconciliation Process with the First Peoples of Canada, our Government trods upon their souls and the spirit of this land by approving industrial development on unceded Traditional Territories. It seems to me that in all our Governance structures consultation has become a bypass expression that really means, ‘Oh by-the-way, we are informing you of a decision we have made which will undoubtedly affect you…’ Has nothing changed since the time of “Discovery”? My nine year-old grand-


Letters to the Editor – Opinions son tells me, “Don’t worry Nana, we know what to do. We can fix things. We know how to do it. We learn about this at school every day.” In the name of our grandchildren, let us resist and let us harness our creativity to support those who can resolve, restore, and redeem our mistakes. Nancy Denham, Sechelt

Cancel logging in watershed The fate of The Wilson Creek Forest will be, to a large extent, determined by a report being prepared by two hydrologists appointed by Sunshine Coast Community Forests (SCCF) and an Advisory Committee. The first hydrology report commissioned by SCCF concluded that additional logging in the Wilson Creek Watershed posed no risk to slope and bank stability, and to downstream fisheries. That report did not consider the large (private CNI) 160Ha clear-cut that compromised the ability of the watershed to absorb, filter and reduce peak water flows. The current study (thankfully) does look at the CNI lands and its negative effects on a number of hydrological issues. A current BC Timber Sales cutblock originally had its falling boundaries within the Wilson Creek Watershed; however their planners acknowledged that the watershed had exceeded cut

levels and pulled back the western boundary. In total there are 3 SCCF cutblocks planned for the Wilson Creek Watershed, which will lead to more forest and vegetation cover loss and, from a hydrological pointof-view, should raise several red flags. If readers go to the web site: they can view Google Earth images of the watershed and see the massive clearcuts and many smaller ones that have decimated the original intact forests. Wilson Creek Watershed needs to recover to ensure that sediment levels do not continue to rise over down-stream salmon beds. All future logging should be canceled for the sake of higher values, such as the Sunshine Coast’s historic salmon runs. If logging is allowed to continue, then, as the old-timers would say, “They’re taking out the guts and feathers of the valley”, a situation that would be intolerable considering the level of scientific knowledge we have on protecting downstream fisheries. Ross Muirhead, Elphinstone Logging Focus

A challenge from People for Wild Salmon The Local received a copy of this letter for publication: To: Mary Ellen Walling for the BC Salmon Farmers Association & DFO, This is a request and challenge for you on behalf of (some concerned) citizens.

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We are deeply concerned that your industry and DFO are not utilizing the precautionary principle in protecting wild salmon from the seriousness of viruses known to have devastating effects on wild salmon stocks. The unknown effects on human health from consuming diseased salmon is equally concerning. Given that importation of Atlantic salmon eggs used for your salmon farms are subject to regulations that are not infallible, the risk that comes with that puts you in a ‘failure to exercise due diligence’ position in protecting wild salmon stocks from diseases associated with opennet aquaculture. Your industry continues to deny any issues emanating from salmon farms in spite of global concern from (some) experts, wild salmon conservationists, and independent tests that have confirmed the detection of the piscine reo virus (PRV), which (some) researchers have associated with the highly contagious heart and skeletal muscle inflammation (HSMI) in fish. The response to positive test results for the piscine reo virus in BC farmed salmon was to say, “The actions that returned these positive tests are highly unscientific and the information released alongside them is considerably speculative.” We, who care for the wild salmon, challenge you, the BCSFA, to allow Dr. Alex

Morton and Dr. Kristi Miller to work alongside the BCSFA vet Dr. Gary Marty to test salmon from your farms and to finally confirm or deny the presence of the viruses that you dispute. If there is nothing to hide, then this should not be a problem. Elena Edwards, People for Wild Salmon Mission

HPV vaccine proven unsafe Media announcements that taxpayers will now fund “free” HPV vaccine for 1821yr. old females have failed to advise that this will be ‘Cervarix’, not the ‘Gardasil’ being injected into schoolgirls. A statement by Dr. Monica Naus of the BC Centre for Disease Control that, “HPV vaccine is a safe and highly effective vaccine for prevention of cervical cancer.” is irrational and misleading. In a 2011 study in Annals of Medicine, UBC researchers, Drs. Tomljenovic and Shaw  reveal that, “While the world’s leading medical authorities state that HPV vaccines are an important cervical cancer prevention tool, clinical trials show no evidence that HPV vaccination can protect against cervical cancer.” In fact, cervical cancer develops so slowly that neither the trials nor post marketing experience have lasted long enough for prevention to be shown. (Letters continued on page 5) Jeff Smith


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(Continued from page 4) Both Gardasil and Cervarix contain aluminum adjuvant, but Cervarix also contains oil adjuvant that may be even more dangerous. From the Annals study we learn that trial deaths, which occurred more often in participants injected with Cervarix than those injected with so-called “controls” (Hep A vaccine or aluminum adjuvant) were related to new abnormal growths, autoimmune disease, infections and cardiovascular disorders. Astonishingly, “In the Netherlands, the reported rate of serious ADRs [adverse reactions] from Cervarix per 100,000 doses administered is nearly 4-fold higher than the age-standardized death rate from cervical cancer.” and, “the total number of ADRs reported for Cervarix appears to be 24-104 times higher than that reported for any other vaccine in the UK immunization schedule.” An example of a UK adverse reaction is the case of Ashleigh Cave who, nine months after a Cervarix vaccination, was still in hospital unable to stand unaided and without bladder control at the age of thirteen. Susan Fletcher, Sechelt

Protection looks more like a shakedown! Come in, Victoria. Victoria…is anyone listening?

That’s the hollow feeling I had when I read of the Liberal government’s proposed changes to the Coastal Ferry Act tabled May 9.   This Spring, following extensive community consultation, the Chairs of all thirteen BC Ferry Advisory Committees called on Victoria to treat coastal ferries equivalent to our highways by covering the full ship and shore capital costs and institute a 25 per cent fare reduction, then limit future increases to cover operational costs. The thirteen Chairs also supported Ferry Commissioner Macatee’s proposal to add protection of ‘the interests of ferry users’ to the Commissioner’s mandate. On April 1 we were hit with another exorbitant fare increase of 4.15 per cent. On May 9, Minister of Transportation and Blair Lekstrom tabled changes to the Coastal Ferry Act.  Those changes expanded the Commissioner’s mandate to include ‘protection’ of ‘the interests of ferry users’, defined as ‘ferry passengers and their families, communities serviced by ferries and business that rely on or utilize ferry services’. Unfortunately, the changes effectively tie the Commissioner’s hands to only consider fare increases, service cuts or deferral of capital spending, or some combination. 

Victoria’s ‘protection’ looks more like a shakedown! We don’t ask those British Columbians who live in Port Hardy, Prince Rupert, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Nelson or Bella Coola to pay for the cost of their highway or limit their hours of travel simply because they do not live in a dense urban environment, nor should we. British Columbians understand that a cost effective transportation system, which includes BC Ferries, is a collective responsibility we all benefit from. Would that Victoria understood as much! So Victoria…if anyone is listening, make real changes: roll back the ferry fares 25 per cent, cover the capital costs and limit future fare hikes to operational costs. Jef Keighley, COSCO-BC, SSCFAC Halfmoon Bay

A wake-up call for our forests The May 18 CR contained two letters about logging. One was a short negative letter defaming ELF for blocking the road to the clear-cut logging operations on Mt Elphinstone. This writer was annoyed because he had to re-route a bike race! What short-term concerns he had! No concern for long-term effects of clear-cut logging  such as landslides, loss of homes and lives of

whole species of animals or loss of thousands of birds’ nests and many more eggs. No concern for floods, damage to property, loss of the most effective form of filtering and land stabilizers in the entire world-trees. No concern for loss of beautiful, efficient trees. No concern for our children and grandchildren, who will have to live in the unstable, polluted world we have created! Trees contribute to a sustainable world. We need a certain number of them to decrease the effects of pollution. How many per person do we need, how many to counteract effects of our polluting industries? Has this ever been worked out? Wake up to the people who support this type of logging, and consider the future!  The second, much more comprehensive letter was at the end of the Letters to the Editor on pg.17. These visionary words describe the beauty of an undisturbed forest, and suggest some solutions that lie before us. It was certainly more pleasant to read than the angry few lines that headed the letters section last week. Sally Abraham, Roberts Creek

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Notice of Public Hearing Take notice that the Council of the District of Sechelt is considering amending the following: DISTRICT OF SECHELT ZONING BYLAW NO. 25, 1987 Proposed Bylaw “District of Sechelt Zoning Bylaw No. 25, 1987, Amendment Bylaw No. 25-252, 2012.” Purpose To propose a Zoning Bylaw Amendment to add ‘wineries’ as a permitted use in the Rural 1 (RR-1)and Rural 2 (RR-2) zones with a minimum parcel size of 2 hectares (4.94 acres). TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a Public Hearing, for the purpose of hearing all persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaw amendment, is scheduled as follows: Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 Time: 7:00 pm (this is one of two public hearings being held this evening) Place: Seaside Centre, 5790 Teredo Street, Sechelt Written submissions regarding the proposed bylaw may be submitted at the District of Sechelt office, 2nd Floor, 5797 Cowrie Street, P.O. Box 129, Sechelt, BC, V0N 3A0, (facsimile number – 604-885-7591) or by email to up to 4:00 pm on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 or at the Public Hearing. No further information or representations can be considered by Council after the Public Hearing is adjourned. The above bylaw description is a summary only, rather than an interpretation. The bylaw and related reports may be inspected at the District of Sechelt office, 2nd Floor, 5797 Cowrie Street, Sechelt, BC during office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, excepting holidays, from Thursday, May 24, 2012 to Tuesday, June 5, 2012. The bylaw and related reports may also be viewed on the District of Sechelt website at Telephone inquiries should be directed to the Development Services Department of the District of Sechelt at 604-885-1986. Ray Parfitt, Director of Development Services on behalf of Council for the District of Sechelt.

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Proposed Bylaw “District of Sechelt Zoning Bylaw No. 25, 1987, Amendment Bylaw No. 25-246, Medical Marihuana Production, 2012.” Purpose Medical marihuana production is allowed as part of the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations under the licensing authority of Health Canada. An application has been received by the District of Sechelt to build a facility for medical marihuana production. Currently, medical marihuana production is not specified in the May 24, 2012 Zoning Bylaw No. 25, 1987. The proposed bylaw amendment aims at addressing some of the community health and safety concerns of medical marihuana production. The proposed bylaw amendment permits the use of a property for the growing, harvesting, packaging or dispensing of marihuana under 2 or more licenses authorized under the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations in the Industrial 3, Industrial 5, Industrial 6 and Industrial 7 zones and prohibits the use in all other zones. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a Public Hearing for the purpose of hearing all persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaw amendment is scheduled as follows: Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 Time: 7:00 pm (this is one of two public hearings being held this evening) Place: Seaside Centre, 5790 Teredo Street, Sechelt Written submissions regarding the proposed bylaw may be submitted at the District of Sechelt office, 2nd Floor, 5797 Cowrie Street, P.O. Box 129, Sechelt, BC, V0N 3A0, (facsimile number: 604-885-7591) or by email to up to 4:00 pm on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 or at the Public Hearing. No further information or representations can be considered by Council after the Public Hearing is adjourned. The above bylaw description is a summary only, rather than an interpretation. The bylaw and related reports may be inspected at the District of Sechelt office, 2nd Floor, 5797 Cowrie Street, Sechelt, BC during office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, excepting holidays, from Thursday, May 24, 2012 to Tuesday, June 5, 2012. The bylaw and background information may also be viewed on the District of Sechelt website at Telephone inquiries should be directed to the Development Services Department of the District of Sechelt at 604-885-1986. Ray Parfitt, Director of Development Services on behalf of Council for the District of Sechelt.

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he first-ever Roberts Creek Arts Festival, May 19 – 20, surpassed organizers’ expectations, with hundreds of visitors descending on the seven participating galleries and studios for March 8, 2012 each of the event’s two days.

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ET or e.t: Elapsed Time. The total time taken to travel from the start line to the finish

Dialed-in: A vehicle is said to be dialed-in when driver/rider and crew are happy it will run consistently.

Holeshot: An advantage gained by a quicker reaction time on the start line.

Reaction Time or r.t: The time it takes a racer to react to the green starting light. It is measured in thousands of a second. The r.t. counter begins when the last amber flashes and stops when the vehicle clears the stage beams.

Breakout: Running faster than the index time.

In Pre-Stage: A racer in in pre-stage when the front wheel has interrupted the first light beam just before the start line. Full-stage is only inches ahead.

Red Light: This run is disqualified. The driver left the light before his green light. ( the run will still give the drivers information to find their bracket) Tree or Christmas Tree: The starting lights on the startline which are controlled by the timing computer. Dial-in: The time the Junior driver considers is the most consistent he / she can achieve.

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Tip of the Week: A solar eclipse is considered a super charged New Moon in Astrology. As a feature of prediction, Astrologers look at the pattern of New Moons over the course of about 12-18 months to the previous solar eclipse, to gain a rhythmic overview to determine future events, trends and themes. Specifically, the exact degree of the new moons, solar and lunar eclipses determines their impact in relation to the degrees of the planets and angles in a ‘person’s chart. This week’s horoscope ofMosaic Market 1021 fers a general interpretation of this solar eclipse for each sign. Since Venus is also in Gemini and retrograde, its themes will be woven into the interpretations and guidance offered. Such influences can go either way. Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20) 24, in 2012 The solarMay eclipse Gemini for you will activate your perceptions. Many new thoughts, ideas and ways of perceiving reality are already being established. This will impact the harmony and flow of your relationships as well. Be careful of projected Openand Door 1021 expectations stubborn and controlling tendencies. Intend to listen better and pay attention to others. Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21) Last week’s solar eclipse is destined to increase your selfesteem. Ego inflation is the possible downside. If this occurs, your regard for24, others will May 2012 diminish so be your own witness. Genuine self-acknowledgement, self-acceptance and self-love are the implied ideal modes of attunement. Aim for security that transcends material possessions and positions of power.

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21) The solar eclipse in your sign is activating new initiatives and perhaps a new quality and style of selfexpression. It will have a strong impact on your relationships and public and professional status. At best you will shine brighter than ever. At worst, you will feel hungry for attention and no amount of it will satisfy. Do take new leads and express more genuine gratitude for best results. Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22) Your subconscious mind will be activated by this eclipse cycle. Deciphering the differences between dreams, visions, goals, intentions and fantasies is an ideal approach. At best, you will feel extra inspired, imaginative and creative. While reflecting upon the past can bring joy and prove interesting and fruitful, be careful not to get lost in yesterday. Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23) New friendships and group associations are being stimulated by the recent solar eclipse. Dreams of what could be are floating in your mind. Striking a balance between current realities and future aims will prove important. You may yearn for more recognition than you are receiving. If it is not forthcoming reactive indifference and cynicism may result. Focus your creative energies deliberately. Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22) Your public, social and professional spheres and your overall mode of expression in these are being activated by this solar eclipse. Reviewing all you have achieved thus far in your life in these all-important arenas is the call. Acknowledge your achievements, forgive your mistakes and intend to present a cleaner, more mature and healthier image to the world. Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22)

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n educational stroll around Lower Gibsons as part of Water Week, the Gibsons Water Walk on Saturday, May 19 encouraged families and tourists to appreciate a resource often taken for granted. Displays featured posters explaining the Town’s water distribution system, the aquifer and wells, and the need to protect the groundwater feeding the aquifer from pesticides and other contaminants. An ‘installa-

tion’ by the Arts Building illustrated the need to avoid reaching for bottled water and instead use a small cup to enjoy tap water which, on the Sunshine Coast, is clean and readily available. A recent aquifer-mapping project reported the Town’s wells may be sufficient to supply a population of up to 10,000. However, the report also noted that Gibsons area residents are among the highest consumers of water per capita in Canada. In an ef-

fort to develop consumption awareness and a habit of conservation of this resource, the Town initiated a ‘pay for what we use’ policy. This meant installing meters at residences and replacing the tap at Well No. 1 with a water dispenser. Effective May 22, water dispenser customers are being charged 20 cents per liter, payable by credit card only. The overall success of the program will be reviewed in the fall of 2012. by Heather Jeal for The Local

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100 ANNOUNCEMENTS UPCOMING EVENTS ‘My Heart’s in the Highlands’ Vivaldi Chamber Choir, Vancouver, performs traditional songs from the lands of the Celts, with Celtic harp and uilleann pipes. Special appearance by soprano Sara Douglas. Sunday, June 17, 2:00pm, St. Hilda’s Anglican Church, Sechelt. Advance tix now at St.Hilda’s office (604-885-5019, M-F. 10-2), Sechelt Visitors’ Centre & Gaia’s Fair Trade, Gibsons. $15. p24 RC Legion #219 Roberts Creek. Tuesdays are Cheaper Chewsdaze and Beer Specialz, kitchen closed Mondays & Wednesdays. 604-8869813 btfn

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HOMES Gibsons: Beautiful home on 5 acres. 4 bdrms, 2 baths, an office plus a chef’s dream kitchen. Great amenities incls vegetable garden, fruit trees, pond ++. A truly beautiful property. One yr lease for $1,775/mo, avail June 20. Contact Pamela at: p22

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Lewis Foundation. 604-885-6290. •5:00pm. Gibsons Seniors Society Spring Pot Luck at Harmony Hall featuring the Arbutus Sounds. For info/ tickets call Phyllis, 604-886-1378. •7:00pm. St. Hilda’s Church in Sechelt hosts ‘Vocal Intent’, an outstanding a cappella ensemble. Admission by donation. More info, 604-885-5019. •7:00pm. The Gibsons Live Poet Society brings two acclaimed Whitehorse poets - Jamella Hagen and Clea Roberts to Wheatberries Bakery/Bistro, Gibsons for a poetry reading. Free event open to the public. For more info visit




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SATURDAY, MAY 26 •10:00am-1:00pm. Poker Walk. Dougall Park, Gibsons. Walk to support St. Mary’s Hospital. Super Prizes! Hot Dogs. Home baked treats too! •12:00pm-2:00pm. Sunflower Seedling Fundraiser Sale. Many varieties available. 1163 Cedar Grove Rd, Roberts Creek. Proceeds to the Stephen

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LOCAL EVENTS FRIDAY, MAY 25 •1:00pm. Gibsons Seniors Society hosts Nicholas Simons MLA speaking on DriveAble at Harmony Hall. Open to the public. •5:30pm. Egmont Movie Night. Kid movie 6:00pm, adult movie 8:00pm. Free. Egmont Community Hall.

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The best selection of Merino Wool in the most colours you’ll find! We have purchased Aurelia Wool and Weaving and are now carrying a variety of spinning fibres. Now shop in person for all your spinning fibre! Mail order always available. Bring in this ad for a discount on your first top knot purchase!

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Pender Harbour May Day packs in crowds May 24, 2012


ehicles were parked in every available spot in the hamlet of Madeira Park on Saturday, May 19 for the annual Pender Harbour May Day parade, May Day pole dance and countless other activities set up for children and adults alike. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect, according to the volunteers who manned the bake sale table for the Pender Harbour branch of the St. Mary’s Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. Children enjoyed a bouncy castle, face painting, a suma wrestling arena, live music and much more. Under overcast skies on Sunday, Longboarding events drew slightly smaller crowds.

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Mystery solved after 27 years The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of the remains of a deceased male found in Powell Lake on April 14, 2012. After an exhaustive postmortem investigation and with assistance from Powell River RCMP detachment, the male was determined to be Francis John Howes of Powell River. Howes, aged 51 years, was last seen alive on the morning of July 18, 1984, at the Powell Lake Marina where he kept his boat. His boat was later found tied up at his float cabin on Powell Lake. A search was conducted of the area,

Langdale Elementary celebrates 50th anniversary Langdale Elementary school concert. Doors open School will be holding a at 12:30 pm, the concert is special Open House on from 1 pm to 1:30 pm and Wednesday, May 30 in cel- tea will be served at 1:45 pm. ebration of the little school’s All community members, 50th anniversary. The school alumni and their families will be open to the pub- are encouraged to attend to lic from 12:30 am to 2:30 help us celebrate this special pm for a tour and special milestone. May 24, 2012

Banners add flair to Sechelt Now in it’s twentieth year, the SC Arts Council is delighted to have brought nineteen banners designed by elementary school children to Cowrie Street in Downtown Sechelt. The children’s

ROOF DEMOSSING May 24, Beware of2012 imposters! Work Safe Insured

including the water near the cabin, but without success. On April 14, 2012, a recreational diver discovered human remains near the cabin once owned by Howes, at a depth of approximately 27.5 metres (90 feet). The RCMP’s Underwater Recovery Team later attended the location and recovered the remains, which were transported to Vancouver General Hospital for further forensic examination. Howes’ identity was confirmed by DNA analysis. An investigation ruled out foul play. The family of Mr. Howes has been notified.

designs were selected, transferred to the banners and painted by Arts Centre volunteers. The finished banners were delivered to Perry Schmitt and the Parks crew who have now put them up.

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he Sunshine Coast The Museum and Archives celebrated George and Charlotte Gibson Day on Saturday, Issue MayDate:19. De-13, 201 Oct ______________ scendants of the founders Deadline for appr of Gibson’s Landing met changes is at the museum to or honour Monday by 3:00 p area pioneers, assist volunteers in updating the GibIf we do not hear from you son family tree, enjoy time,and we can assume all is refreshments, live music, Please let us know how and a slide show. Gibcan serve you best son and two Your of his sons business is-importan George Jr. and Ralph - first landed their hand-built sloop ‘Swamp Angel’ in the area near Winegarden Park on May 24, 1886. by Heather Jeal for The Local


The Local - Thursday, May 24, 2012 15

Thinking of renovating your home? Learn to Cruise Kenan MacKenzie Sunshine Coast Real Estate News


ome things to be concerned about and the most oft asked question, “Do it myself or hire a professional?” Did you know that an older home could contain up to 225 kilos of lead. Lead was used extensively in homes built prior to the 1950s in everything from plumbing to paint. Up until 1977 lead was often added to interior paints. Risks related to lead exposure could cause damage to nerves or nerve tissue, especially for a developing fetus or child. Exposure has also been linked to learning and behavioral problems such as IQ deficits, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or hyperactivity and increased aggression. There is

a strong recommendation that pregnant women not be involved in or exposed to the renovation process and outputs. Asbestos is another big concern and it is commonly found in older drywall and many other products around the home such as shingles, roofing felt, exterior siding, pipe and boiler coverings, cement, putty, roof patching, textured and latex paints, acoustical ceilings tiles, vinyl floor tiles, appliance wiring, and some loose-fill vermiculite insulation. The vermiculite insulation came as a surprise to me this year when a professional renovator pointed it out to one of my buyers. They sent it to lab to be tested and it came back with 1 per cent asbestos. When my buyer decides to knock the house down and or remove the insulation he will be required by WCB to do it under a WCB/WorkSafe high-risk

Why settle for less?

work procedure. Even for a small house, the estimate was in the area of $7,000. Asbestos left undisturbed is not a hazard and will cause you no harm - it is only when you sand or break down the product that it becomes a concern. Health risks occur when fibres are in the air that people breathe. Asbestos fibres lodge in the lungs, causing scarring that

can ultimately lead to severely impaired lung function (asbestosis) and cancers of the lungs or lung cavity. A professional renovator can lead you safely through your home renovations and take the steps necessary to keep you and your family safe. If you wish to do it yourself, the Internet is full of steps that you can take to protect yourself.


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Seaworthy 37 ft. cutter sailing from Gibsons 1 to 5 days at $295/day for 1 or 2 persons



COCA COLA .................................... $3.49 EA. Randy Wollen 1018 SELLING? Claytons crosswordROYALE, 10214 ROLL Call on our experience BATHROOM TISSUE ..................$3/5.00 LUCERNE SALTED, 1 LB. BUTTER............................................$4.49 EA. AVOCADOES ................................. 2/$2.99 May 3, 2012 604-740-7784May 24, 2012PEARS .....................................................99¢/LB.

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Kids aged 6 to 14 can learn to sail and kayak in the BC Sailing Optimist Sailing School which is coming again to Gibsons Juy 16 through 20. The class is operated by BC Sailing certified instructors who, in addition to sailing, are trained in safety, class management, first aid, and how to make sure great days are enjoyed by all. Sailing in the clean, warm, well protected water out of Gibsons is great. Attractions are the ability sail to a destination such as Plumper Cove, and a number of beaches on Keats Island and around Gibsons. These kids get to enjoy sailing at its best.

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$ HOW TO SUBMIT A CLASSIFIED AD: Mail, phone, fax, email or drop off your ad with payment to: The Local, P.O. Box 494, 5758 Cowrie St., Sechelt BC V0N 3A0 Phone: 604-885-3134 • Fax: 604-885-3194 • Email: Or drop off ad with payment at TAKE 5 VIDEO, North Road, Gibsons Inquire about our special rates for obituary notices. HOW TO SUBMIT EDITORIAL TEXT: Email your editorial to: • SUBMITTED EDITORIAL MUST BE RECEIVED ELECTRONICALLY (typed or hand-written will not be accepted) • In most cases, editorial submissions must be prearranged with the editorial department • Editorial must adhere to specific word counts • Use of proper English, spelling and grammar is appreciated • Submission does not guarantee publication • We reserve the right to edit all submissions • Limit press releases to 300 words. HOW TO SUBMIT A LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Email your Letter To The Editor to: • Letters to The Editor are welcome on any topic of local or general interest. Opinions expressed are those of the writers; publication does not imply endorsement by the newspaper. • Generally letters should not exceed more than 300 words. Letters will be edited in the interests of style, clarity, legality, brevity and taste, as necessary. The Local reserves the right to refuse publication of any submission. • All letters must be signed and include place of residence and telephone number; names may be withheld from publication for valid reason by approval of the editor. This publication reserves the right to refuse any advertising that it considers to contain false or misleading information or involves unfair or unethical practices. The advertiser agrees that the publisher shall not be liable for damages arising out of error in any advertisement beyond the amount paid for such advertisement.

13,300 COPIES PRINTED EVERY WEEK! The Local is locally operated and distributed every Thursday to households on the Sunshine Coast by CANADA POST (Canada Post Agreement (#41000012) and 1,400 hand-delivered to businesses. Display Advertising Deadline: Monday noon at The Local office, email: Classified Advertising Deadline: Monday 3:00 pm at The Local office, email: Editorial Deadline: Monday noon at The Local office, email: The Local uses an HOW TO SUBMIT A CAMERA-READY DISPLAY AD: APPLE MACINTOSH Email address: Platform Note: a camera-ready ad is an ad that is ready for printing. The ad will require no revisions, but will be published as submitted. • Build your ad according to our specific dimensions, (*please see column width measurements below) • All images (photos and logos) included in the ad must be at least 300 dpi • Make a PDF of your ad, at least 300 dpi, with all text and graphics embedded within the PDF • Email your PDF to us, along with your full contact information and the dates you would like to have your ad published. (The Local is distributed every Thursday. Submission deadline is the Monday before) Note: If the above criteria is not met, The Local cannot guarantee correct output of your material once published. • Please do not send a camera-ready ad using “Word” or “Coral Draw” applications

HOW TO SUBMIT A DISPLAY AD THAT OUR DESIGN DEPARTMENT WILL BUILD FOR YOU: Email address: Note: there is no extra charge for this service. • Email (local your ad’s information to us. Be sure to include your full contact information, the dates you would like your ad to run, and the full elements to be included in the ad (eg. logos, photos and text). • All images (photos and logos) included in the ad must be at least 300 dpi. TO FAX AN AD THAT OUR DESIGN DEPARTMENT WILL BUILD FOR YOU: Fax number: 604-885-3194 • Please fax your instructions and the text that will used in the ad. Be sure to include your full contact information, the dates you would like your ad to run, and the full elements to be included in the ad. Please note we cannot use faxed logos or images as that quality is inferior. COMPUTER APPLICATIONS WE CANNOT ACCEPT: • Please do not send us any of your “working files”, eg: Coral Draw, Quark Express, InDesign, Pagemaker, Publisher, Pages. etc. *THE LOCAL COLUMN WIDTHS: 1 column: 1.57” • 2 columns: 3.3” • 3 columns: 5.04” • 4 columns: 6.78” • 5 columns: 8.51” • 6 columns: 10.25”

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