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This brought more people and an opportunity to transport building materials by truck rather than barge. In 1957 Dick Fitchett married Ann Brown, and she soon began taking care of See “GBS” Continued on page 14

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Achieving literacy in our community Education Matters Silas White Chair, School District #46 School Board


n a place with such an active civil society as the Sunshine Coast, some of the most valuable endeavours can be to scan and coordinate the fabulous work being done by numerous groups. The Community Foundation’s Vital Signs publication has been particularly influential and instrumental in recent years by identifying both strengths and gaps in our local living conditions and community services. Another, more specific and less heralded annual report of this type is the Sunshine Coast District Literacy Plan, a collaborative plan that identifies and engages community assets to work together on collective solutions. The Sunshine Coast Lit-

eracy Council that oversees this plan currently includes representatives from Capilano University, School District No. 46, both public libraries, the Festival of the Written Arts, Community Services, Sunshine Coast Credit Union, three community schools, the Early Childhood Development Planning Table and the Sunshine Coast Employment Centre. Other groups that have helped to develop and implement the plan over time include the Sechelt Indian Band, chambers of commerce, the other two community schools, community clubs, the Egmont Heritage Centre, Vancouver Coastal Health and the Sechelt Seniors Centre. The goal of the Council is “to provide opportunities for people to develop literacy in relation to the issues that are important to their lives – for example, health, food, housing, job preparation, parenting, homework and other

situations in daily life. Literacy includes reading, writing and numeracy, and more: oral communication, document use, problem-solving, working well with others, critical thinking, continuous learning and using digital technologies.” Some of the partnerships emerging from the Plan include the “Sun Coast Reads” program; the Halfmoon Bay Community School Homework Club Toolkit for parents; the Celebration of Authors, Books and Community bringing authors and illustrators to classrooms and assisting with an anthology of student writing; the Celebration of Diversity potluck at the Sechelt Indian Band Hall; a project linking literacy to food security and nutrition; and Family Literacy Week in January. The Plan has also helped to target areas that lack access to literacy resources, such as

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Editorial Opinion

Where to draw the line


hese days, some of us have taken the first steps down a dark path. We see politicians set up for ridicule on television or in political cartoons and some people think it’s okay to carry that on until it goes beyond funny to cruel. When did it become acceptable to be a bully? Being a politician isn’t an easy job for anyone, no matter what anyone says. Often it’s a thankless and very stressful job and these elected officials must endure more than they should. The key word here is “elected” … which means that a large group of us believed in their politics enough to choose them on the election ballot. Recently, I received a letter to the Editor in which Harper’s name was deliberately misspelled in order to ridicule his stance on a political position he’d taken. That’s where the line has been crossed between disrespecting a political position and disrespecting him/her personally. Personal attacks are unacceptable, whether the victim is a politician or a shoemaker. It is completely acceptable to disrespect a position, but when comments cross that line and become personal, it becomes bullying. Politicians have families; they have parents, spouses, kids, and other relatives who bear their name. When you disrespect someone’s name, you disrespect those families, too. You hurt kids and grandparents and sisters. That’s bullying. When you make disrespectful comments on a politician’s appearance, sex or ethnic background, that’s bullying. Don’t believe it when you hear someone say that when you become a public figure you open yourself up for personal criticism and ridicule. Remember: cruel ‘mob mentality’ results in pointless riots, like the kind that decimated downtown Vancouver after the Stanley Cup. Public figures should and must be treated with a measure of respect for their contribution to our country and our communities. If we fail to offer them even that much, who will step up at election time in years to come, to conscientiously and patriotically guide our country into the next millennium? If we fail to provide a politician with a safe haven for his/ her personal life, we’ll soon fill our legislative seats with hard, unfeeling people who won’t care a whit for the weak or needy in our society. As it is, there are few people today who are courageous enough to go into politics and risk the verbal and personal abuse that seems to be allowed. As long as we, the voters, accept that bullying is okay, we’ll be the losers – fewer and fewer good people will step forward into public life. Do we really want bullies running our country? If not, let’s set the example right now and draw a clear line for everyone to see. Bullying is not acceptable behaviour in school or at work. It’s certainly not acceptable in politics, either.

Letters to the Editor Sechelt pool climbing wall dilemma As a strong proponent of the Sechelt Pool for decades (unfortunately it took that long), it is very distressing to me to hear of the pending demise of the climbing wall at the pool. I have heard that it may be a distraction for swimmers in the closest lane. I also hear complaints that it is “dangerous” for participants of the aquafit classes (as a regular participant in these classes I am not quite sure where the perceived danger arises), and

that it interferes with sight lines during these classes. I thought the Sunshine Coast was known for their tolerance and willingness to compromise. Certainly this does not seem to be the case here. This $20,000 facility is designed primarily to provide another activity for youth, or the young at heart. But could it not also be used for more specific activities to increase upper body strength and agility for those with mobility issues, in particular those in wheelchairs? The “wall” could be incorporated into programs


Letters to the Editor – Opinions to promote upper body conditioning in a fun and safe environment for anyone, confined to a wheelchair or not. There is already a lift to allow access for those requiring assistance to enter the pool. Why not promote the pool and it’s amenities to a broader segment of the Sunshine Coast? We have a great facility here, let’s not start dismantling it! And for those in the aquafit classes, surely we can co-exist with this wall. Should the wall be removed to accommodate a small number of users to the detriment of the larger community, youth in particular? I don’t think so. I would hope that the community will make their thoughts known to pool management. If you want to keep the climbing wall, you need to speak up now or it will soon be gone. Contact Deb Shorthouse, SCRD at 604-885-6836 or Rand Rudland, MD Sechelt Open letter to Mr. John Weston, MP

Any similarities with the Harper regime? These basic characteristics are more prevalent and intense in some regimes than in others, but they all share at least some level of similarity: Powerful and continuing expressions of nationalism; disdain for the importance of human rights; identification of enemies/scapegoats as a unify-

ing cause; the supremacy of the military/avid militarism; rampant sexism; attempt to control mass media; obsession with national security; religion and ruling elite tied together; power of corporations protected; power of labor suppressed or eliminated; disdain and suppression of intellectuals and the arts; obsession with crime and punishment; rampant cronyism and corruption; fraudulent elections. Does any of this ring alarm bells? Of course not. After all, this is Canada, officially a democracy with the rule of law, a constitution, a free press, honest elections, and a wellinformed public constantly being put on guard against evils. Historical comparisons like these are just exercises in verbal gymnastics. D. Sikorskyi, Halfmoon Bay

Harper puts the cart before the horse John Weston’s guest editorial in The Local last week, re: the omnibus budget Bill, is willful misinformation. His comments focus on The Fisheries Act suggesting the act was ‘indiscriminate and goes well beyond conservation goals’. Weston is dead wrong. Four former federal Fisheries Ministers, two Conservatives, John Fraser and Tom Siddon, and two Liberals David Anderson and Herb Dhaliwal, have publicly said they do not agree with Harper. Nor do the vast majority of Canadians who know anything

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about healthy fisheries and the necessary connection to healthy fish habitat. The Fisheries Act is the product of extensive development and consultation with many groups and parties over generations. It is not without flaws, and could be upgraded through ongoing consultation with the same sets of interests that helped shape its provisions in the first place. However, that is not what happened under the sordid and unseemly hasty judgment of the omnibus budget non-debate. Harper appears to have heard from corporate agribusiness that gripes that there is too much red tape to be handled before they can do something as simple as clearing drainage ditches on their vast holdings. Sounds reasonable enough, on the surface. Let’s stick to that one small example to see what that means. Farms need to clear drainage ditches when there is water present to be drained. A single drainage ditch doesn’t seem like a big deal. However, every farm has dozens of such ditches and there are hundreds of farms along any given river. If every farmer cleared every drainage ditch on every farm along a 100 km stretch of river at approximately the same time of the year how much accumulated silt would be washed into the river? What would be the cumulative effect of hundreds of such ditches being cleared, each adding more

silt to the river ecosystem? Will it matter that silt, being organic, is not classified as ‘pollution’ and therefore no longer be regulated? Weston concluded his commentary with the statement ‘now that we have set the direction, we will consult with our stakeholders as we develop the regulatory and policy framework that will support and better define the changes’. Harper has clearly put the cart before the horse. They forced through significant changes to longstanding, wellconceived legislation with unseemly haste and now suggest, after the changes are to be made law, to sit down and study the effects of their ill-conceived deeds after the fact. Shame on you, Harper & Co.! Jef Keighley, Chair – (COSCOP-BC) Halfmoon Bay CORRECTION Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) has examined the BCTS Cutblock A84612 (DK045) and determined that the majority of a wetland zone where several feeder streams emerge appears to be outside of the proposed cutting boundaries. ELF had previously stated in a June 18 press release  that logging was to occur across 6-8 of these streams. A logging road and tree falling will cross the Roberts Creek tributary higher above the wetland. Jeff Smith


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Pringle and McDonough golf for ALS

Jim Pringle & Bill McDonough of the Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club, golfed 166 holes in support of ALS on Wednesday, June 20 – both men have lost their grandmothers to this tragic and always fatal disease and volunteer each year to help raise awareness of the need to fund ALS research. STAFF PHOTO


n Wednesday, June 20, Jim Pringle & Bill McDonough of the Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club golfed a total of 166 holes to raise awareness and funds for ALS. Sunshine Coast Golf & Country is one of 40 golf courses located across BC participating in the PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS presented by uniPHARM & Medicine Centre Pharmacies Charitable Foundation.

Both Pringle and McDonough lost their grandmothers to ALS. “I was only about 12 when my grandmother passed away, but by then she had been sick for a long time; at first she couldn’t walk and then she couldn’t talk, and then she was pretty much bedridden until she died,” McDonough told The Local. “I was too young to understand what was happening, but my dad was

really upset about it.” The two men set themselves a goal to do what they called a “match play” and targeted about 100 holes as their maximum. They raised at least $600, with more pledges coming in. There’s still time to pledge – go to www.golfathonforals. ca or drop off your pledges at the SCG&CC Pro shop. Wendy Toyer, Executive Director, ALS Society of BC told The Local, “I know that there are really good people out there who are close to a treatment that may stop the progression of ALS,” she said. “One researcher I know personally has discovered that it has something to do with a folding gene and there are tests being run as we speak.” She added that it would not surprise her if that treatment would be available for people stricken with ALS within five years. “We can’t give up hope.” Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder that affects the person’s motor neurons that carry messages to the muscles resulting in weakness and wasting in arms, legs, mouth, throat and elsewhere; typically the person is immobilized or deceased within two to five years of the initial diagnosis. ALS can happen

Gibson Marina lease up for renewal A

t the first of two public meetings to receive comments about the Gibsons Marina lease renewal, Town Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Warren Waychesen faced a small group of 40, most of them unhappy with the prospect of renewing the previous lease for a further 35 years. Constructed by Gibsons Marina Hotel Inc. (GMHI) in the 1980s with contributions from the Town, Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans, and the Provincial Government (which also provided the lease on the water lot to the Town for sublease), the marina leased both the adjacent land and the water lot from the Town in 1983 for a term which expired last year. A short-term lease now in place allows GMHI to continue marina operations pending the Town’s public review prior to entering into any future lease agreement. Waychesen presented historical background and a pre-emptive response to commonly-asked questions,

and invited the public to respond either by letter, or by completing the response form provided, or by dropping by the Town Hall for a personal meeting with him. With the floor opened for comment, the parade to the microphone began. Chastising Waychesen for the lack of public notice of the meeting, and poor notice for the followup scheduled for Monday, June 25 at 7 pm at Town Hall, speakers commented on the poor condition of the marina. Citing safety issues, a boat launch in disrepair, siltation buildup in the harbour and lack of customer service at the moorage, speakers pleaded

with the Town to reconsider renewing the lease without requiring GMHI to ensure the facility is maintained in good repair. Resident Steve Holland noted that if these issues remain unaddressed, the marina and harbour might soon be unusable. Others noted that residents see the marina as part of their town. The Town was urged to broaden the base for discussion. The Town will receive submissions until July 3; all comments will be summarized for Council’s information. The Town’s current interim lease with GMHI expires August 31. By Heather Jeal for The Local

TRAIL BAY DOCTORS From August 1 2012, Dr. Nic Sparrow will close his general practice on the Coast to pursue a career in Emergency Medicine and Pre-Hospital Care. Patients registered with him will need to find a new family physician or attend walk-in clinics. Dr. Sparrow would like to thank his patients for their kindness and support.

to anyone at anytime. “When someone faces the most frightening diagnosis imaginable, it means so much to know there is hope and that they are not alone,” Toyer told The Local, “I am constantly struck by the courage and tenacity of those we serve. They want to keep going, they want to help others, they want to contribute and they want to stay active. People living with ALS can do all of that if they have the right support.” “We must redouble our efforts across Canada to enhance our research effort and expedite investigations we know can bear fruit soon. We now know that for many ALS patients living today real breakthroughs can take place in their lifetime.” Optimism is the best weapon in the war against ALS. For more information, please visit the ALS website at:

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WALK INTO ROBERTS CREEK ANCIENT HEADWATERS FOREST Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) invites Coast residents concerned about the full protection of Roberts Creek to join us for a guided walk through a forest area threatened by clear-cut logging. ELF has identified a BC Timber Sales cutblock surveyed in the headwaters of Roberts Creek. This forest contains a diversity of species, such as Yellow Cedar (800-1,000 yrs), a dense population of old-growth dependant Pacific Yew, vegetation such as Rattle Snake plantain, several black bear den sites, and numerous feeder streams. This ancient forest must be protected. Logging in the Roberts Creek Headwaters will have a direct and long term impact on our community. The rights of nature cannot be compromised. ELF has sketched out a rough trail across the backside of Mt Elphinstone that will take us across the forest under question. Elphinstone Logging Focus is a volunteer organization advocating for the protection of all remaining old growth forests on the lower Sunshine Coast. If you can’t make the walk, then please go to our web site: and look for the Roberts Creek Ancient Headwaters Forest campaign, and Take Action.

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June 28, 2012which his past weekend, was the first full summer weekend, was unofficially a family weekend in Gibsons. The heavy rainfall of Friday night threatened to dampen the weekend events but fortunately the skies cleared and everyone was able to enjoy the activities. The Sunshine Coast Community Services Society organized a children’s festival at Dougall Park on Saturday. The children were entertained by a variety of performers including John Pierre. Makosso, Graham

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Mayor John Henderson for being a good sport in helping out with the duck pluck. It is a small symbol of the cooperation that we seek to achieve between our communities. The festivities continued on Sunday with the Gibsons Legion hosting a pancake breakfast and lunch BBQ in recognition of Legion week in British Columbia. The Legion supports Cadet leagues, youth organizations and many other worthwhile programs. The individual members of the Gibsons Legion contribute in many ways to our community. On behalf of the town of Gibsons, I was proud to be able to extend greetings and thanks to this great organization.

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ished. It was voted as ‘Best of Show’. Second place was taken by Allan Levinsohn who cleverly designed four wooden nesting boxes using finger-joint joinery. Third place went to Albert Edge who crafted a novel fairy tale mischievous-looking cat made from recycled wood, which was a hit with young and old.

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Sechelt Canada Day 2012


START YOUR DAY WITH PANCAKES 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast at Gilligan’s Pub. 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Bicycle decorating contest sponsored by Trail Bay Centre, at southwest side of the mall ENJOY THE PARADE • 11 to 12:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. Parade mustering along Medusa St. and Ocean Ave. 10:00 a.m. Parade judging 10:50 a.m. Decorated bicycles and Coaster’s Car Club lead off the parade 11:00 a.m. ‘Fly Past’ by our Canadian Forces 11:00 a.m. 2011 Canada Day parade commences with parade Grand Marshalls, STAN and LORI DIXON, in recognition of their outstanding service to the Sunshine Coast for many years. Parade route starts out from Ocean Avenue, down Cowrie Street, across Inlet Ave. and up Dolphin Street to Hackett Park.

AFTERNOON EVENTS AND MUSIC: HACKETT PARK ACTIVITIES • 11 to 5 p.m. 11:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Coaster’s Car Club Show & Shine at Hackett Park upper field 11:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hackett Park Fun for all: • Craft fair on lower field • Food vendors all areas • Children’s fun at tennis courts and upper field • Main stage ceremonies & entertainment in lower field • Free tree seedlings given out at SDBA booth HACKETT PARK MUSIC, ETC: 12:45 p.m. ‘O Canada’ lead by singers, Ashley Hautala and Cassidy Clayton. Welcome from Mayor John Henderson, speeches and Canada Day cake 1:00 p.m. Deanna Cartea, singer with Barry Taylor & Ken McBride 1:40 p.m. Graham Walker - 15 minute kid’s show 2:00 p.m. Classic Country Boys - 4 piece band 3:00 p.m. Celso Machado - vocal with guitar solo 4:00 p.m. Steve Giltrow Quartet - jazz

FAMILY FUN: noon to 4:30 pm at Hackett Park: • Lifecycle Bicycle Safety • Face Painting • The Green Man • Balloons • Puppets • Pony Rides • Bounce off the Walls (Bouncy Castle) • Coast Car Club display

COWRIE STREET ACTIVITIES: 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. Treasure/scavenger hunt, climbing wall and Bouncy Castle. 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. Bingo 2:00 p.m. Toddlers’ run bike training COWRIE STREET MUSIC: 1:00 p.m. Matthew Lovegrove - vocal with guitar solo 2:00 p.m. Bernie G. - vocal with piano solo 3:00 p.m. Klimbatize - 4 piece pop band EVENING AT HACKETT PARK TENNIS COURT • 5 to 10 p.m. • Beer garden area for adults • Family activities for all • Food by Sergio’s Pizza • Music by Gaetan & Friends Sechelt Downtown Business Association has organized this day for your family enjoyment. We sincerely thank all who have helped in making this day successful and especially the District of Sechelt and Heritage Canada for their major financial support.

HACKETT PARK VENDORS: • Alchemy Fashions • Atelier Veronique Creations • Baby Soleil Infant Outerwear • Coast Jewellery • Crochet Headquarters • Harbour Air/West Coast Air • Healingscents • Hunechin District Girl Guides of Canada • J.C. Beads • Jockey Person to Person • Lia Sophia Jewellery - Jeyna Plowman • Lucky Monkey Home • Moore Good Stuff • My Father’s House • Ocean View Drafting • Peggy Collins Photography • Norwex Canada • Rainbow’s End Crafts • Raven Imports • Replay Creations • Rose’s Cool & Funky Jewellery • S.C. Astronomy Centre • Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives • Sunshine Coast Nannies • Sunshine Coast Roller Girls Society • Sunshine Coast Senior Citizens • Trugs Gourmet • Usborne Books • Wildart Photography YUMMY FOOD: Gibsons Kettle Corn: kettlecorn popcorn Buddies at the Bay: hot dogs, lemonade slushies, snow-kones, popcorn, coffee Aztec Enterprises: hot dogs, smokies, hamburgers SunnyCakes: gourmet cupcakes Ty’s Fine Foods: pulled pork, vegetarian snack pack Wandering Wonders Enterprise: ice cream novelties Sweet Nuthins Toffee: candy (gluten free) 6th Roberts Creek Scout Group: cotton candy SDBA: Angelo’s Pizza


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Message from John Henderson, Mayor of Sechelt On behalf of the Council and Staff of the District of Sechelt, my best wishes to the residents of and visitors to Sechelt and the entire Sunshine Coast. We are blessed to live in such a wonderful part of this great Canada - we have so much to be thankful for!   I want to especially acknowledge the many, many people in our community who volunteer to make Sechelt such a great town. A community is defined by many things but none more important than Rowe all ofWayne us working together.   Canada 1026 Finally, my day thanks to the many gracious residents who have been so supportive of our Council during our first seven months in office. We are proud of our progress and even more excited about the future!   June 28, 2012

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uly 1 holds special meaning as we take time to celebrate what Canada means to each of us. We live in an amazing country that is as diverse in climate as it is in culture and that alone gives us reason to celebrate. Here, in Gibsons and on the Sunshine Coast, we also celebrate our diversity in cultures and marvel at the paradise that surrounds us. From the spectacular Pacific Ocean at our doorstep to the

majestic coastal mountain range that curves behind us, we are indeed fortunate! To also enjoy some of the world’s best water and living conditions only serves to extend our appreciation. Nature abounds around us yet we still enjoy so many of the amenities that are available right here at home – the Gibsons Jazz Festival, Music in the Landing, the Art Stroll, Sea Cavalcade and so much


more. Yet, there is still much work to be done to make our community everything it can be, and all of us in Gibsons, elected officials and citizens, will work together to ensure a good balance of services and amenities that will secure the future for us all. On behalf of the Council and staff of the Town of Gibsons, we extend our best wishes for a very happy Canada Day!

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any of you have enjoyed the joys of watching your little ones catch a trout or two, getting their face painted, eating a hot dog and/or a smokie, and even singing a favorite song in the Karaoke tent. There are other fun activities for a family to enjoy and statements such as, “My folks used to bring me to Catch-A-Trout Day as a child and now I am bringing my own children!”

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are heard quite often during the day. More than 2,000 rainbow trout, raised at Chapman Creek Hatchery, are awaiting your arrival. This year there will be a few new additions to delight and surprise everyone, but the ticket books remain the same as they have always been. The books include tickets to catch two trout, get a face painted, have a hot dog, a drink, and a bag of chips, a

balloon, and a McDonald’s coupon. We will also provide a bin for those wishing to contribute a non-perishable food item to the Food Bank. Come enjoy yourselves July 7, between 10 am and 3:30 pm and be sure to bring your camera. You won’t want to miss getting a photo of the huge smile on your little one’s face when he or she lands that “big one” they’ll brag about all year!

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unday, June 24, Branch #109 of the Royal Canadian Legion Gibsons hosted their second annual Community Day - and the community turned out in droves Date to celebrate. Th e day began with the pancake breakfast, served by Legion members and Sunshine Coast Special Olympics volunteers, who served scores of hot pancakes and sausages to hungry guests. Legion #109 members marched to the music of the Gibsons Legion Pipe Band at the Opening Ceremonies beneath sunny skies that seemed madeto-order for the day. Also featured that day were balloons, games and prizes for the kids and, later, hot dogs and hamburgers served up by the Gibsons Lions Club followed by a slice of their Community Day cake. Proceeds from the 50/50 draws

that day went to St. Bart’s Church Food Bank. Life Member Joan Quarry and Past President Larry Boyd, who have both received the highest accolade, The Palm Leaf, were given the honour of cutting the cake while Town of Gibsons Mayor Wayne Rowe looked on. In his address, Rowe said, “We’re here to celebrate Legion Week, but also to celebrate our local Gibsons Legion. Many people think that the Legions only advocate for veterans, but there are many other special projects they undertake to provide for the less priviledged.” The Gibsons Legion is presently collecting pennies to raise money to send a disabled child to summer camp. See more photos on our website at Carol Gardarsson

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Horoscope June 29 to July 6 Michael O’Connor Astrologer

Tip of the Week: Some important astrological events have taken place over the past few weeks that will accelerate the pace and increase the excitement in the world. The long-awaited first official square between Uranus and Pluto, took place on June 24. One of the main synchronistic events occurred in Iceland. The headlines read: “Iceland dismantles corrupt government then arrests all Rothschild bankers.” As the story goes, the 2008 financial collapse in Iceland was traced back to these corrupt institutions. 2008 was the year Pluto, the planet of purification and transformation, entered Capricorn, the sign of governments. This will not be an isolated event and it is simply the fuse of a protracted revolutionary wave. Meanwhile, Venus is now finally ‘Direct’ after 6 weeks Retrograde. This will lead people to simply want to enjoy the season. This will become especially apparent when Mars enters Libra on July 3. That is the same day as the charged Full Moon. Aries Mar 21 – Apr 20 A mood for fun, play and creativity is on the rise. The biggest challenge is deciphering which one of many activities to do next. Enjoying quality time with family and/or tending to things close to home remain top priorities. Get it done this week though because your practical focus will soon fade for a while. Taurus Apr 20 – May 21 Activating new streams of income continues. Increasing your overall sense of security is motivating your focus. Discerning between short and long term needs is likely. You are willing to make some investments, yet feel extra cautious and so feel the need to weigh things carefully. It may not be time to commit to long term commitments. Gemini May 21 – Jun 21 For the sake of security, increasing your net worth feels important, perhaps even necessary. You are willing to take a few risks yet would like to be able to get a sample of the outcome implied. Reaching out to gain support requires that you be willing to negotiate a fair deal. Take a creative approach to strike a winning deal for all concerned. Cancer Jun 21 – Jul 22 The time has come to take decisive action. Dealing with

others in positions of power and authority is part of the plot. You may not feel as confident as you like. The key is to be willing to give a lot, perhaps even more than you think you should. Consider all extra efforts to be their own insurance, even though the guarantees are not binding. Leo Jul 22 – Aug 23 It is important that you look to the future now. Make plans and initiate communications to activate new leads, even if from behind the scenes. Exercise full diplomacy in all your dealings. The pace has been steady, perhaps even slow. Yet, it will soon speed up and you will feel moved to break through inner and outer lines of resistance. Virgo Aug 23 – Sep 22 Increasing your reach to widen your scope of friends and allies continues. The time has come to increase your range of influence. It should feel easier to do so this week than last. Yet, you may already notice the changes in the natural flow of connections. Focus on your career, improve upon your reputation and make yourself accessible. Libra Sep 22 – Oct 22 Seeing a bigger picture is a current theme. Looking to the future and taking a creative approach is implied. Doing inner work to confront any lingering fears has been an important theme. Soon the focus will turn to contend with outer opposition. This will lead you to get information and answers. Deciphering what constitutes wisdom versus knowledge is the deeper theme. Scorpio Oct 22 – Nov 21 Decisions to take initiatives that reveal steadily changing perspectives will have an impact on your usual daily rhythms. You may be pulled in two or more directions. Going back to the way

things were is less than likely. Yet, even the idea may feel good for now. Implement creative coping strategies to wait for clear signs about future directions. Sagittarius Nov 21 – Dec 21 The count down has been on, and now it is time to take decisive action. Dealing with more people and situations is likely and this trend will continue. At best, your popularity is on the rise. At worst, you are uncertain about who your true friends are. Perhaps most important, regarding the future, consider your health and what you can do to improve it. Capricorn Dec 21 – Jan 19 Changes in your lifestyle are affecting some of your closest relationships. The opposite may also be true. These are leading you to concentrate and dig for ideas and answers. Your confidence levels may be wavering and you are challenged to keep an overactive imagination in check. Asserting your will to make needed change close to home is featured. Aquarius Jan 19 – Feb 19 Awakening to new realizations about yourself, the world and the future has likely been a steadily rising theme. Now it is time to at least consider doing something about it. Your determination and will to take decisive action will rise steadily over the next several weeks. Weaving fun and social activity into your focus is likely and ideal. Pisces Feb 19 – Mar 20 You are getting more attention as if suddenly. Gatherings and cultural activities with friends will prove inspiring. With your confidences on the rise, the time is right to solidify your overall foundation. Taking a cooperative approach will work best. Who are those key contacts that can assist you to open new doors of opportunity?


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y mom passed away peacefully on June 19th, 2012 at Christenson Village. She was predeceased by her loving husband Charles Wilkie McCaw and her be-loved son, Peter Cameron McCaw. She is survived by her daughter, Nanci Jean McCaw, her loving nephews, Richard McCaw, John McCaw, Cameron McCaw and her nieces Jill McCaw, Carol Schufelt, Rena McBride and Heather Westover, also, Melvina McCaw, Marylou Richards and Diane Birch whom she loved as daughters. I cannot forget Daisy-Myrne McCaw, my 12 year-old English Bulldog whom Mom referred to as her only grandchild. What a life she led! My Mom was born in 1917 and at the age of two, went with my grandparents to live in Japan for two years. She learned Japanese June 21, 2012 right along with English. Maybe because of that early experience she never lost her curiosity about life. She was always up to new challenges. After my brother and father died, she left her beloved Eastern Townships in Quebec and at the age of 79, moved to Gibsons so I would not have to travel across the country. She was a talented musician and played five instruments, taking up the ukulele four months ago. Mom was a graduate of McGill University and was a published author. What I will always remember about my mom was her kindness. Never in the sixty years that I was blessed with her in my life, did I hear her say a mean spirited word about anyone. Although she constantly changed with the times… imagine having a teenage daughter (particularly me) in the sixties, she was always the ultimate lady. My mother taught me the lessons of life with love, kindness and example. They say that blood is thicker than water. I feel that The Universe is stronger than blood. I am adopted and The Universe knew exactly what it was doing when it placed me in the loving arms of my parents. My mom left me a note to be read after she died. She wrote “I am so blessed that God gave you to me”. I couldn’t have said it better. Sechelt Market 1026 There will Farmer's be a Celebration of Life at Christenson Village, 585 Shaw Road, Gibsons, on Thursday, July 19, at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation.


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Lost: Cell phone, white & lime green in color (has sticky label on back with three phone numbers). Gibsons area. Reward. Call 604886-8868. f27

Lost: A 9 X 12 oil painting of a waterfall, unframed. In or around Cardinal Hall at Shirley Macey Split & delivered. $175/cord, dry Park in Gibsons. Call Ross at 604seasoned. 604-993-0094 tfn 5, 2012886-5303. f27 April Found: Sweater found in Gibsons, corner of Clark & Gower Point Rd. area. Call to identify 604-8869701. f27

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Retired hobbyist wants, discarded old tube radios, tubes, gramophones etc. 604-740-3989 p30

Found: Womens reading glasses, June 17 at The Grasshopper Pub parking lot. Call 778-487-2007 to claim. f26 June 30, 2011 Issue Date: ____________________

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MISC. FOR SALE CALL NOW! Plexiglass sheets, used. 1 sheet 3’ X 8’ and 4 sheets 4’ X 8’. $125 (obo) takes all. 604741-0828. p27 DEAL OF THE SUMMER! 20 aluminum windows, dbl glass, different sizes plus 3 sliding patio doors – very good cond. All for only $990 or can be sold separately. Call now, 604-741-0828. p26 WII console w/accessories & games $120 obo; Game Cube w/ accessories & games $150 obo. 604-886-0706. p26

or changes is Restrictions apply. 500 Toshiba TV, works great. 604-8853738. f27 Monday by 3:00 p.m.


Hot tub, yes it works! Younot come If we do hear from you by this and get it. 604-885-6447. f27

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CARS FOR SALE Flowering Perennials from my Please us know how we garden, for your garden. I’veletgot 1998 can serve you best.Chev Suburban. Loaded, lots for you to plant. Dividing overhauled, now - Call 604-886-3634. f26 is important Your business to us!in great shape. $3900 obo. Call Tim, 604-886-8213. p26 Kittens, 8 wks, trained, ready to go! Call evenings, 604-885-6128. 1989 Ford Escort H/B auto, good tires, good shape, great gas milef26 age, radio, 140,000 kms. A zippy Wanted: Free acrylic knitting little car with a lot of life left in it! yarn, any color, any amount. St. $1,200 obo. Phone 604-741-0808 Hilda’s members knit blankets eves. ftfn and give where there is a need – a dozen so far! Yarn donations can be dropped off at Sew Easy in Trail Bay Mall, Sechelt. 604-8853312. f26


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800 FOR RENT HOMES Gibsons: Security in numbers! 3 bdrm twnhs in this six-plex, close to schools and shopping. N/S, sm pet ok. $1200/mo. Avail. now, call Key Property Management at 604-886-6618 for viewing or visit b26 Gibsons: SxS duplex, two stories, 3 bdrms, avail. now. Great view w/2 decks, FP and rec room. $1300/mo. N/S, pet negot. Call Key Property Management at 604-886-6618 for viewing or visit b26 Sechelt: 3 bdrm house featuring real hardwood floors in dining and living rooms in downtown Sechelt. $1300/mo. Avail now. N/S, pet negot. Call Key Property Management at 604886-6618 for viewing or visit b26

APTS & SUITES Gibsons: Gibsons Marina, seafront. 1 bdrm garden suite w/patio. All appls, F/P, fully furn, dishes to linen, storage – just move in! July 1, $750/mo. utils incl. Call 604-740-2998. p26 Gibsons: Private waterfront 1 bdrm suite. Looking for a long term tenant. $850/mo, N/S, N/P. Avail now, call Key Property Management at 604886-6618 for viewing or visit b26 Sechelt: Dolphin bldg in downtown Sechelt has two, 1 bdrm units avail now. $750 & $850/ mo. Newly renovated. Call Key Property Management at 604886-6618 for viewing or visit b26

COMMERCIAL Sechelt: Available immediately, commercial spaces for rent, one area or both available. For more details view at 5606 Wharf Rd. Sechelt, above South Coast Ford. Call Brad for more info at 604-8853281. btfnEMPLO

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Serving the Sunshine Coast Suite C - 5536 Wharf Road, Sechelt Phone 604-741-0720 Fax 604-741-0721 OTHER Gibsons: $425/mo. Do you like camping? Welcome R.V’s 1995 and newer. Gibsons RV Resort. 1051 Gilmour Rd. 604-989-7275 btfn

GriegMalaspina Seafood BC Ltd., a dynamic and Realty 1006 growing company in the aquaculture industry is currently seeking to fill the position of Aquaculture Technician (temporary) for our operations in the Sechelt/ Powell River area. This is an ‘in -camp’ position with an 8-in/6-out shift rotation. • You will be responsible for feeding of fish stock • Basic operation and maintenance of automatic feeders and other farm equipment • You will beFeb. willing to learn the concepts of fish growth and 9, 2012 stock management • Understand and adhere to SOP’s and WCB regulations, and lockout procedures Applicants with an Aquaculture Certificate from an accredited program and/or three years related or general work experience are most desirable. Valid certificates for First Aid 1, WHMIS, forklift operator, boat operator, Med A3 and computer proficiency will be a definite advantage. If you are a responsible, resilient and dependable team player who enjoys working in the outdoors, have good communication and problem solving skills, this may be the opportunity you are looking for. This will be a temporary position of approximately 4 months duration.



Looking for a fresh singing perspective? Offering Indian Raga style lessons. Denise 604-9898711 after 6pm. b35/odd

1100 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES MUSIC BeaTee Riddims Drumset and rhythm instruction for all ages, levels & styles. Barry Taylor, 604740-5825. b30

Require light housekeeping for small grd flr unit in Gibsons. Call 604-886-2052. p26

Carpenter/helper avail. Many yrs exp. $15/hr. Call 604-885-3885. b26 Drywall Finishing since 1992. Dustless and occupied spaces. Commercial & Residential. Renovations and new construction. WCB. References. No job too small. Derek Thomas 604-9893401. bom23

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WATERFRONT SUMMER BEACH HOUSE avail now through end of September. 2 bdrm, 1 full bath, lrg sundeck, cable/internet, wood stove. Suits up to 4 mature people. N/S, no partiers. Refs req’d. $2250/mo. short term. Book for 2 months, $2,025/ mo. Stay for the summer, $1725/mo. (through September). One month minimum stay. Prefer guests for full season. Call 604-885-4757. Email for photos. b26

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Gibsons Building Supplies Continued from page 1 owner, Barrie Reeves and customers and managing his wife, Marion, who are the accounting for the busi- both still involved with the ness. Current store owner, company. “This business Barrie Reeves, married Ann has been a great contribuand Dick’s daughter, Mar- tor to our community, not ion in 1965 and he began only in providing a valuworking for the company. able service, but as a donor June 7,the 2012and supporter for so many They later bought company from Ann and events and youth groups in Dick and moved GBS to our town. GBS is a solid its current site. Business member of our community continued to flourish as and I’d like to take this opthe store met the growing portunity, on behalf of the demandsLearn of thetoSunshine Town of Gibsons, to conCruise 1021 Coast, and a second store – gratulate them and wish This is your ad proof still named Gibsons Build- them many more years of the next issuesaid of Rowe. ing Supplies – wasinopened service,” in Sechelt in 1984. See more photos on The Mayor Wayne Rowe Local website – www.thelodropped in to congratulate

Saturday, June 23, staff and management celebrated Gibsons Building supplies 65th anniversary – (L) Murray Wilson, long-time manager at the Gibsons store, congratulates owner Barrie Reeves and wife Marion (not in the photo), on their achievement of becoming the owners of Gibsons’ longest operating business.

Planets, starclusters, and a stunning celestial pileup June 23, 2011 Issue Date: ____________________

Deadline May 24, 2012for approval or changes is Monday by 3:00 p.m.

July Stargazing

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he arrival hopefully signalsPlease better celestial pileup! let us stunning know how we weather for stargazing! can Theserve you Asbest. the Milky Way comes business important to us! on July 3, isinto full moon occurs Your prominence, see if you and as July progresses, we can can spot the distinctive teaenjoyRandy views of Wollen Saturn and1026 Mars pot shape of the constellain the southwestern sky as tion Sagittarius low in the Mars shifts eastward toward southeastern sky. To the Saturn. Watch them gather right of the teapot’s spout is in a loose grouping with Spi- the central core of the galca and the waxing crescent axy, teeming with treasures, moon at dusk on July 24. with its clouds of interstellar Early risers will enjoy the gas and dust, nebulas and re-emergence of Jupiter in a black hole at the centre the east as a morning star of it all.  In the northeast, JUNE 28, 2012 with the “scene-stealer” Ve- find our closest galactic nus reaching maximum bril- neighbour, the Andromeda liancy on July 12 in the am. Galaxy, and the impressive Clear skies permitting, set Double Cluster in Perseus. your alarm for 4 am on Sun- Many of these are easy to day July 15 as three of the find and our local astronosky’s brightest objects - Ve- my club can help! nus, Jupiter and the waning July’s Astro Café is a good crescent moon - gather in opportunity to connect with

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astronomy club members on the Davis Bay Seawall to observe celestial delights through club telescopes. Meet at Pier 17 at 8:30 pm. Look for Royal Astronomical Society exhibits and solar telescopes at these events: Sunday, July 15 at Halfmoon Bay Country Fair, 11 am to 5 pm. On Friday, July 20 drop by the Astro Café, Davis Bay, Pier 17, 8:30 pm for tea, coffee and astronomy and commemo-

rate the 43 Anniversary of the 1969 Moon Landing. Thursday, July 26 visit the Sechelt Night Market, 5 pm to 9 pm on Cowrie St. On Saturday, August 18 take in Astronomy in the Park, Porpoise Bay Provincial Park 3 to 11 pm. The next Royal Astronomical Society Meeting is September 14, 2012. For more information check our website www.

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Sunshine Coast Avalon Women’s Centre Book and Bake sale held at the Sunny Mall on June 23 was a huge June Crest 28, 2012 success with donations of up to $400. Not only were sales brisk, many people stopped by to get more information about the Centre’s function and how it fills a desperate need in the community, serving as a safe haven for those women and families in distress or those requiring emotional support. To date over 1,200 women have passed through the doors of the Centre. Above: (L) Aleisha MacNaughton, Vice Chair, SCAWC and Ruthy Boehm, Office Coordinator, display delicious cranberry squares for sale. For more information on the Avalon Women’s Centre or for donation information, please talk to Ruthy Boehm, Office Coordinator 604-885-2995 or go to: STAFF PHOTO

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W. Sechelt School hosts Family Carnival



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RBC Branch Manager Stuart Spencer presents a cheque for $1,000 to the West Sechelt Playground Enhancement Committee. Left to right: Stuart Spencer, Karen Nielsen, Sue Shinn, Carie Walker, Aspen Wing, Yancy Bromley, Rebecca Spiers, Rachel Johns.

fident that their goal will be achieved. Full project progress and details are at www. WSESPAC made approximately $500 from the silent auction table, which had nine theme baskets full of items generously donated by the parents at WSES. While final numbers aren’t in yet, it is estimated that ticket sales and concession made close to $5,000. Christine Hardt is the coordinator for the Carnival. Along with Allyson Fawcus, PAC Chair, there are many others on the carnival planning team: Aspen Wing, Christine Wood, Genevieve Pierre, Heather White, Iris Seabrook, Susan Sagman, Susan Shinn, Tanya Hall

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26. Anagram of “Steals” 30. Flat floating vessels 32. Change 33. Unwillingness 37. Oversupply 38. Rope fiber 39. Winglike 40. Reasoning 42. Platform 43. Flax fabric 44. Cheddar or edam 45. Napped 47. Craggy peak 48. Flower stalk 49. Tasteless

56. Interlaced 57. Person, place or thing 58. Unexpired 59. Ends a prayer 60. Cocoyam 61. Habituate 62. Kiln-dried grain 63. Lascivious look 64. A tart fruit DOWN 1. Couch 2. Fourth sign of the zodiac 3. Afflicts


4. A musical pause 5. Roomette 6. Winged 7. 22 in Roman numerals 8. Adriatic resort 9. Important 10. Downplay 11. Clairvoyants 12. Delete 13. Airhead 21. Zero 25. And so forth 26. Labels 27. Friend 28. Render unconscious 29. Village 30. Varnish ingredient 31. “Oh my!” 33. Ascend 34. Wings 35. Badgers 36. Tall woody plant 38. Guard 41. Pelvis 42. Wither 44. Mountain pass 45. Leaf opening 46. Even 47. Adult male singing voice 48. Travelled through water 50. Connecting point 51. Guy 52. Walking stick 53. Astringent 54. Novice 55. Biblical garden

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Transfer Tax if the fair market value of the home is less than the threshold amount. 5) Cut back and save: Try putting aside 10 pert cent of each paycheque. If you’re married, save the money you would spend on birthday, anniversary and Christmas presents and put it toward your house. Forget that vacation for a while. These sacrifices may seem significant but they will be worth it once you’re inside your own home. 6) Come to a lease/purchase agreement: Homeowners who can’t sell their homes in this market may consider a lease/purchase agreement, where you rent the home you want to buy and a percentage of your rent is applied toward the down payment. If you go this route, make sure you get a contract outlining all the details so both parties are protected.

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any people dream of owning a home but don’t think it’s possible because they lack the resources for a down payment and closing costs. Here are tips for securing that down payment: 1) Borrow from your retirement account: The Home Buyers Plan (HBP) is a program that allows you to withdraw funds from your registered retirement savings plan (RRSPs) to buy or build a qualifying home for yourself. You can withdraw up to $25,000 in a calendar year 2) Ask family: If you do get help from a family member, the lender will ask you to sign a gift-letter form, attesting to the relationship. The

lender may also require your relatives to explain where they got the money and prove that they are financially able to make such a gift. 3) The BC First-Time New Home Buyers’ Bonus is a one-time bonus payment worth up to $10,000 for first-time new home buyers in BC. Applicants can receive a cheque of up to $10,000 if they qualify, and the amount of the bonus is not taxable. The legislation to enact the BC First-Time New Home Buyers’ Bonus received Royal Assent on May 31 this year. 4) Property Transfer Tax Credit Introduced in 1994, the First Time Home Buyers’ Program is designed to help British Columbians purchase their first home. Under the program, eligible purchasers can claim an exemption from Property

and Yancy Bromley. From setup to cleanup the WSESPAC volunteers deserve the gratitude of their school and their community. While there are too many to list, heartfelt gratitude goes out to all. See more photos on our website.


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themed tunnel, pony rides, a petting zoo, photo booth, cake walk and even carnival toss games. Some events at the carnival raised money for the West Sechelt Playground Committee (WSPEC). Scotia Bank sent eight volunteers to help at various stations and run the 50/50 draw. They were originally going to match the total brought in by the 50/50 draw of $647 but then generously upped it to $1,000. All these donations to the playground effort bring the WSESPAC to $40,000. Their goal is $100,000 by the summer of 2013 in order to complete Phase One of the three-phase project. With support like this they’re con-

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n an inspirational show of cooperation, coordination and community support, the summer carnival held at the West Sechelt Elementary School, put on by the PAC (WSESPAC) was a thrilling annual event, with planning starting in April, to raise money for the needs of the school. The weather even joined in the positive spirit of the day, and the skies cleared. Thanks to the work of over 80 volunteers and (even local businesses pitched in to help), the event drew over 500 people, who happily enjoyed the many family games, play sites and events set up for the day. Among the fun events were the bouncy castle, a children’s slide, a fun ‘under the sea’

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Saturday June 30, 2012 island Vista 665 Crucil (corner Gibsons Way) Gibsons Terri Murphy & Greg Grant #7 -291 Periwinkle lane Gibsons 10:30 am - 12: 30 pm Fran Miller 6210 Sitka Road Sechelt 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Bob Michor 470 Oceanview Road Gibsons 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Dave Brackett

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577 Wildwood Crescent Gibsons 1:00 - 3:00 pm Jon McRae 616 king Road 1:30 - 3:30 pm Dave Brackett 5422 Derby Road Sechelt 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Julie Hegyi

island Vista 665 Crucil (corner Gibsons Way) Gibsons Terri Murphy & Greg Grant 530 abbs Road Gibsons 1:00 - 3:00 pm Dave Brackett

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OpEn hOusE Saturday June 30 • 2 - 4pm 885 Cheryl Anne park Rd., Roberts Creek $499,000 ClaSSiC CReek! lOCaTiON iS iDeal ! across from wonderful beach. House has 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sauna,hot tub, nat gas and wood firepaces, magical lot with sleeping cabin,mature landscaping , on a large private property on a quite street.

Call Randy or Melody Wollen to preview 604-740-7784 The Great Escape! $355,000 Furnished waterfront cottage with dock at Carlson Point. Short boat ride from Porpoise Bay. Or drive on Forestry Road, private 1/2 acre lot, a sundeck with a view like the bow of a boat, prawns, clams, oysters, salmon and are on the menu also.

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Russ & April Qureshi 577 Wildwood Cres. $429,500 View rancher on quiet cul-desac. This 2050 sq. ft. home has master wing with its own entry. Could easily be suite or B & B. Private low maintenance yard, outdoor decks to enjoy garden & view. Concrete driveway to double carport.

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View and more view! 3 bdrms, 2.5 bathrooms, Granite countertops, natural gas fireplace and hot water radiant heat. This home is in move in condition with spectacular ocean and island views. Features a detached garage and workshop.

830 Bayview Hghts. $649,000

Beautiful 2 storey ocean view home located in desirable Lower Gibsons. Outside living areas feature stamped concrete south-facing sun deck, covered deck in the backyard with gas BBQ hook up, fully fenced yard and stamped concrete driveway. Inside features hardwood floors, slate entrance, vaulted ceilings, large master with ensuite natural gas fireplace with custom mantle, 2.5 baths and heat pump. This home offers an open plan with great space for entertaining.

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Beautiful 4200 sq. ft. well maintained 5 bedroom home with breath taking ocean views. Enjoy watching cruise ships pass by through the spring and summer from your deck and numerous room. Features 3 nat./gas fireplaces, built in entertainment center, large master with view and a fully landscaped yard with in-ground sprinkler system.

Open HOuse Sat. June 30 1:30-3:30 616 King Road This is an excellent entry level 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home for the first time home buyer, ready to move in with no large expenses to layout. Features a large fully fenced yard for your family to enjoy.

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Gorgeous 3 level split family home with fabulous open floor plan! Extra family room on the lowest lever. Lovely lot, lg, sunny and very private. 3bdrm, 3bath, dbl garage. Close to golf course, ice rink, tennis club, soccer fields and boat launch and marina. By appointment only.

Julie Hegyi 1026

5833 TRAil AVE.

5796 MEDuSA

Offered at $369,900

Julie Hegyi at 604-740-2164

Excellent location in Sechelt Village accross from Hackett Park and walking distance to schools and downtown Sechelt. Close to bus line, library and rec center. 2 homes in 1! Charming 1 bdrm with lg loft in back with private entrance, garden & parking. Front home is 2 bdrms, + family room, private drive and private front gardens. By appointment only.

Bayfield Mortgage 1026

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Offered at $415,000

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6067 SOuTH GAlE

Close to beach, bus line and Sechelt. This lovely recently reno’d family home features 5bdrms, 2 baths. Brand new windows, doors, flooring, lighting, paint, bathrooms & kitchen. All in move in condition. This is located in a terrific neighbourhood, walking distance to schools and shopping. Seller is motivated! Drop by and have a look for yourself on this great value!

Lovely home and gardens + ex lg double detached garage. This home is immaculate, and ready to move into. Features include great floor plan, spacious 1 bdrm revenue suite below with seperate entrance and parking. Fantastic master ensuite with 2 extra bdrms up. Lg family room below. Concrete patio and back garden is 80% fenced. By appointment only.

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8 New view town homes in Gibsons. Ocean-island-mountain views! Spacious, upscale, KitchenAid S/S appliances. Granite / hardwood / 2-car garage / designer blinds. Exceptional value! Come visit! Look for the SHOWHOME "OPEN" SIGN on the corner of School Rd. & North Rd.


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6210 Sitka Road, Sechelt

5415 Thimbleberry Pl., Sechelt

5660 Leonard Wynd

15 year old 1366 sq/ft rancher in new bare land strata subdivision at Porpoise Bay Trails with boat and RV storage. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and only 1 block to Sechelt Inlet beaches. MLS V920190 Off Yew Road, Sechelt

This new 1946 sq/ft rancher has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with in floor heating, granite counter tops, heat pump system and covered patio area. This home is in the new Porpoise Bay Trail subdivision. Easy walking distance to Sechelt Inlet Beaches. MLS V920193. Off Yew Road, Sechelt

Well-kept, 1381 sq/ft rancher in West Sechelt. 2 bd/den, Large open kitchen & family room. Fenced yard, garden shed, green house and covered deck. MLS V957591


NOW $449,000

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Open House — Sat. Jun 30 • 2:30pm-4:00pm

2028 Porter Road, Roberts Creek

5817 Deerhorn Drive, Sechelt


5926 Harbour Way, Sechelt


Fran Miller


7687 Tuwanek Trail, Sechelt


Beautiful pebble beach, year-round secure moorage. Private, quiet property with 4 bedroom home, with a suite. The owners have lived in the home for more that 30 years. Truly a magical spot! MLS V931920


Open HOuses Now $229,000!

Remarkable value for “Urban Gibsons” Condo at $18,000 below assessment! Updated 2 bdrm in popular complex offers everything Gibsons is famous for, right at your doorstep. View patio!

Saturday June 30, 1:00 - 3:00 584 Wildwood Cres. Gibsons $629,000

Neighbourhood Open House Beautiful views to Vancouver Island from 3200 sq. ft. level entry rancher, 4 bedroom & 1 bedroom in-law suite

Top quality, well built waterfront home in Whittakers at Pender Harbour. High vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, granite counter tops with top-end appliances in a open gourmet kitchen. Pella wood windows, heat pump, airconditioning, emergency generator. Steps away from year round secure moorage. MLS V955554

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Saturday June 30, 10:30 - 12:30 JunePeriwinkle 28, 2012 #7-291 Lane, Gibsons

Amazing ocean view treed 4.82 acres zoned for 2 homes on spring fed well. The existing 1997, 924 sq/ft, 2 bedroom mobile is well kept and maintained. The private setting and gentle slope has existing trails. New private deck facing the woods. By appointment. MLS V927010

4590 Pinehaven Place, Pender Harbour

West facing Sechelt Inlet waterfront at it’s best!

.6 acres of spectacular Sechelt Inlet view waterfront, close to Sechelt, golf course, arena and schools. If you like gardening this is the property for you. Cottage features high vaulted pine ceiling, maple cabinets and flooring. Property is large enough for a second home and a shop, on city sewer plus private community marina at your doorstep. By appointment. MLS V929104

Bob Michor real estate 1026

Sechelt Inlet and mountain views go through this open plan home with floor to ceiling windows. 1000 sq/ft contemporary low maintenance living. This is Sandy Hook living at its best, being close to Inlet beaches, trails and marina. Large deck allows you to take it all in. MLS V935131

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Featured listings 851 Poplar Lane, Gibsons

1071 Flume Road, Roberts Creek

Beautiful updated 3 bedroom/den rancher in a fantastic central location. Spacious new kitchen, new flooring, brand new roof & South facing deck with quiet fenced yard.

Prime, level 1.5 acres with 2 homes. Steps from Beach Ave. and across from Roberts Creek beach & park, location to enjoy best of the Creek.

787 Marine Dr., Granthams

#37 Poplars Park, Gibsons

Investment opportunity! Two totally separate suites in renovated home in Granthams. 2 bd suite up, one bd suite down, both with separate, private entrances.

Big addition makes a spacious livingroom and master bedroom. Fenced yard, room for boat or RV, and Portable Garage included.





Just Listed! #22 Poplars Park $60,000

Nice hidden garden potential, cosy 3 bedroom, backs onto ravine.

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1193 Reed Road, Gibsons $819,000

8.54 Acres and a 2600+ sq ft 5 bdrm rancher within walking distance to all amenities.

Perfect hobby farm property; fully fenced and cross fenced with large pastures, trout filled stream, mature gardens, small orchard and B&B/market gate potential. A thoughtful renovation favours natural light and views which showcase the beautiful pastoral grounds. 12’ ceilings, custom fir doors, banks of Milgard Windows, KitchenAid appliances, stunning wide plank fir floors, bedrooms with lofts. Riding & lunging rings, sport court (tennis, basketball and other games), detached office or guest cottage wired with underground service, 3 stall barn, hay storage and workshop. Designed for family living & entertaining. This property is an absolute must to see!”

3266 Crystal Road $499,000

Roberts Creek acreage with a 3 bedroom rancher.

This treed property allows for 2 full-size dwellings. Features a private 2nd home site on the upper side of the acreage. A creek directly behind the current dwelling separates the parcel and access for the upper part is off of Hanbury by a legal easement over Lot 1. A beautiful private setting for a great retreat or your hobby farm. Miles of great trails to explore on your horse or on your bike. Very sunny property. The property on the east is zoned RU4 (Rural Forest) and was logged a few years ago.

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