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he District Sechelt a resource is an exciting enFeb. 16,of 2012 today released a Re- hancement that will benefit quest for Proposals (RFP) the people and environment Open 9am-5pm • Closed Sunday & Monday for the design and construc- of Sechelt and lead the way tion of innovative wastewa- for other communities.” Sign 1002 The RFP directs propoterRoberts treatmentCreek facilities. “The release of this RFP nents to design a state of is a key step in achieving the art facility that includes our mandate of building in- the highest standards of dustry leading, world class, any municipality in BC for innovative wastewater treat- odour, noise control and ment facilities,” said Sechelt energy efficiency. The effluMayor John Henderson. ent and biosolids produced “The opportunity to poten- will meet the highest qualtially convert is cur- ity standards that currently Jan.what 12, 2012 rently a waste product into exist in BC. This opens up the widest possible range of options for the benefiOutdoor cial re- Club 1035 Tetrahedron use of both, in keeping with project sustainability obof the building of Bachelor, th jectives. “There are a mulEdwards, McNair and titude of things we can do with the biosolids, includMt. Steele cabins in making compost” said Tetrahedron Provincial Park ing Councillor Chris Moore. A key aspect of the RFP plant at Upper Dusty Road. Saturday Sept. 15 Councillor Moore is the level of innovation Roberts Creek Hall being proposed Aug. 30, in 2012 terms also stated, “The goal is of the technology solution, to build a 99.9 per cent 5:00 - 8:30pm FREE! economic development and odourless and noiseless • Slideshows • Stories • Videos • Awards • Food additional community ben- facility that is not created • Children welcome THANK YOU out of concrete and steel efits for Sechelt. 9:00 - 12:30 DANCE! with SUNSHINE COAST The RFP allows that the but incorporates a modDr. Fun & the Painkillers FOR 25 YEARS! proponents may propose ern design using wood.” Adults only, cash bar, • Tickets $15 at the door “We want to create a a treatment plant at either For more information go to Ebbtide Street or Lot L on whole new mindset around Mt. Steele cabin, www.tetoutdoor.ca Dusty Road – to maximise waste management. In fact, Tetrahedron Provincial Park (TRIPS & EVENTS) the possibilities for innova- the original draft said that tive solutions. Either loca- we must be able to conceal tion must meet the same this building, but we took a NicholasforSimons 1035 red pen and got rid of that standards noise, control, site appearance, reliability, and said no, we want people etc. Septage will continue to say, there’s our treatment to be received at the existing plant and isn’t it amazing,” (across from Home Building Centre)
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added Mayor Henderson. The RFP has been issued to five firms that prequalified in a Request for Expressions of Interest process earlier in 2012. Responses to the RFP are to be submitted by October 31. Funding for the project will come from the District’s reserves plus $11.2 million in grants from the Canada-British Columbia-Union of British Columbia Municipalities Gas Tax Innovations Fund ($8 million) and the Building Canada Fund ($3.2 million.).
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he Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden’s fourth annual Harvest FestiAugust 30, 2012 val was a super way for families to play together before the beginning of school. There were tea and kale tastings in the vegetable garden, garden advice from the Master Gardeners, music by Brothers in Farms, children’s crafts, information about bats and bees, even a contest to dig up the longest horsetail root. With support from Sunshine Coast Credit Union, the Garden is able to offer more programs and services to the community. For information on programs, tours, volunteering and rentals, visit www.coastbotanical The winner in the Longest Horsetail Root Contest dug a 42- garden.org inch root.
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Sechelt’s new Chief of Innovation and Growth M
ayor John Henderson announces the appointment of Randy Stoyko as Sechelt’s Chief of Innovation and Growth, (CIG) effective September 10, 2012. “Randy brings to Sechelt a wealth of experience in managing organizations to achieve excellence in the face of change. Council is looking forward to working with Randy to help Sechelt become a leader in local government innovation,” said Mayor Henderson. Randy has an extensive background in senior management positions in both the private and public sector. Most recently, he was Director of Agricultural Services for SGS Canada, managing over 250 staff in eight offices in Canada. His
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Open a gate, close a gate
here are so many reasons why people often begin things, large or small, and then become overwhelmed or frustrated, so much so, that they choose to move on without finishing the task at hand. The summer holidays can provide the perfect backdrop for this type of behaviour because of the lack of routine and often hectic and not to mention, fun filled agendas that we force upon ourselves. Don’t forget though, throwing caution to the wind does have some benefits in the summer as it allows us to enjoy many of the great things that come our way, like evening BBQ’s with friends, walks on the beach with loved ones, and spontaneous trips to swim at Hotel Lake. Fall is the time when folks begin to focus on completing projects they had conveniently forgotten about in July and August. Fall is a time of action. So, with the children back in school, parents back to work, grandparents getting a well deserved break, and even the regular BC Ferries schedules back in effect, there does seem to be an underlying push to help find that steady rhythm in life once again. Note that recently The Fair at the PNE closed their gates for the season, relatives and tourists have started to leave the Coast and many other distractions have disappeared, giving people the time to reflect on lessons they’ve learned over the years to help them get things done. These life lessons may come from a parent, a teacher, a friend or even a total stranger, but almost everyone has an example of a teaching imparted upon them that motivates them to finish up things they’ve started. A lobster fisherman named Dan from Malignant Cove, Nova Scotia, taught one such lesson to me. This small fishing village was named after the sailing vessel Malignant, which ran aground during the American Revolution. The name Malignant Cove could itself be enough to base a Stephen King thriller on, but for the people that live in this maritime location, it is a quiet little town made up of rolling green hills overlooking the shores of the Northumberland Strait with PEI barely visible in the distance. About three quarters of the way up Dan’s long winding dirt driveway, and just before a steep hill, there is a gate, which is always shut. The reason for this is simple, Dan is not just a lobster fisherman, like his father before him, he is also a farmer that raises a few head of cattle and about a dozen or so sheep. If this gate is left open by accident, quickly animals run free and his phone rings with an angry neighbour cursing at him about how his sheep are eating their vegetables. For those of you who garden, you can understand that it doesn’t take very long for a dozen sheep to chow down on your greens. What you might not understand is just how hard it is to round up a bunch of sheep if you are not a trained sheep dog. After making this mistake once, Dan learned to always politely mention to people coming out to visit, “If you open a gate, close a gate.” This simple lesson became a mantra of mine throughout my university years to get assignments completed and I still use it to this day. Whether I’m part way through an important business project or just finishing cutting the lawn, as soon as I think about skipping out, I simply say to myself “open a gate, close a gate” and the job gets done. So, enjoy this fall, but try and remember to put one of your own life lessons back into action in order to close some of your open gates.
Letters to the Editor – Opinions Rural character of the Sunshine Coast I am writing to state that I believe the current Sunshine Coast Regional District council pays little heed to the principles of the Official Community Plan and zoning bylaws and is willing to accommodate virtually any development plan no matter how counter to community values. Just over a year ago, my family heard our neighbour was applying for OCP and bylaw amendments to rezone and subdivide. We were surprised to understand that first reading had already occurred and that there was to be a Public Information night in just over a week’s time. We attended this meeting and met many other neighbours who had serious concerns about this proposal and hoped that the OCP and zoning bylaws would be adhered to. We thought we should take a stand and oppose this application. Why not? Many immediate neighbours were against it and it required OCP and bylaw amendments – the explicit framework that is to guide our community. My family worked long and hard to try to get some input incorporated into this proposal – in the end nothing we suggested was included. Seems shocking when we were the ones maintaining zoning status quo. We researched the Halfmoon Bay OCP, zon-
ing bylaw documents and the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure’s Land Titles Act and presented many relevant reasons why this rezoning should not occur or how it could be more neighbourhood friendly if it were to proceed. Instead a poorly configured waterfront lot with no permanent road access that will drastically reduce the privacy of immediate neighbours is being allowed. Such a shame. We need to keep our elected representatives accountable. So many people in the community are spending hours revising Official Community Plans to enhance the rural character of the Sunshine Coast and promote thoughtful development that has community benefit. As constituents, I urge you to follow closely the future development decisions of the SCRD council in the hope that more logical outcomes which sustain community values will result. Here is a link to the SCRD website where residents can follow Board decisions and find the dates of upcoming meetings: http://www.scrd.ca/Agen das-2012. Louise Bradford, Halfmoon Bay
Built by the community Does the Regional District Board understand what is going on at Connor Park and the vast number of huge concrete blocks citizens of
the rural areas are paying to install in order to create ever-expanding tiers. The effect of which will wipe out a favourite tobogganing run. Is all this expenditure to support seating for some kind of vaguely conceived entertainment space that has never been sanctioned by the community in which it is being built? Including outdoor lighting, a controversial issue at any time, but in this case foisted on us without any kind of notification, one conveniently aimed over an existing infield. Do they know that we have been paying for machinery to operate there over a number of months on a project seemingly being implemented by the seat of somebody’s pants? Have they been out to see what is going on here? This is not the ill-conceived but small feature whose drawings were circulated some months ago. This is looking more and more like an attempt to foist on us an ultra-expensive foundation for a hardball facility pretending, for now, to be something else. The earth to cover these blocks is being excavated from the west end of the field, widening it to the treeline (for now), a convenience for the small but obviously influential cadre of mens’ hardball players. This, despite development at Chatalech Secondary aimed at meeting the needs of the baseball
community, appropriately close to the commercial area of Sechelt. There has never been community sanction in Area B for any of this. On the contrary, a survey done just prior to the election of current Area B Director Gary Nohr gave low priority to hardball, during my last term on the Regional Board. During Nohr’s first term, an attempt to prioritize a hardball facility was made by the chair of a Connor Park advisory group in the absence of a quorum. That led to members of the group appearing before the Regional Board to complain of the undermining of due process and of what amounted to bullying by the chair and his recommendations seemingly put on hold. Is that individual’s sense of entitlement now part of the culture of the Board, evident in the sanctioning of unspecified and unrevealed expenditure of our property taxes on this scale to pander to a small band of influence-pedlars? Connor Park has for many years been a special place, integrated into the surrounding woods and neighbourhood. Deer browsed its edges, elk put in the occasional regal appearance. It was built by the community before being turned over to the Regional District. It is clear that the community was happy with it, as it was. (Letters continued on page 5)
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Letters to the Editor – Opinions (Continued from page 4) Is expenditure on this kind of Palin-esque facility miles from the infrastructure to support it the Board’s idea of financial responsibility during tough economic times? John Marian, Halfmoon Bay
The science & soul of forest management A hand delivered private invitation as a “Wilson Creek stakeholder” prompted me to attend the recent so called “public meeting” on Monday, Aug. 27 held by Sechelt Community Projects Inc. dba Sunshine Coast Community Forest. An extensive two-hour verbal and power point hydrology report by Geoengineer, Glynnis Horel was delivered. All listened attentively to the science behind what seems like the obvious intention of the SCPI/SCCF to go ahead with their plans to cut an area in the Wilson Creek Watershed that is home to several 450 year old trees, left standing after a fire in the 1800s. When questioned in regards to this clearly “elder forest,” never logged. I witnessed members of the SCPI/SCCF first refuse to admit the trees were “old
growth,” and then to say that they would mark these trees and not log them. To destroy the web of connection these trees have enjoyed for so many years is to disrespect the very web of connection that supports life. It would be like removing the customs, family members and resources of an individual and expect them to continue to flourish. Hmmm, this sounds familiar. This rare stand of trees is in the care of each of us as residents and stewards of the Sunshine Coast. Water and fish are truly important, AND so is the soul of a community. This precious area of “elders” is a legacy worth protecting for our future children to experience. I do hope our grandchildren don’t feel the same about us in our elder years as we so blatantly disregard these senior members of our bio-community. The science has been received. It is now time for a public meeting to be called by the SCPI/SCCF to consider the Soul of Forestry stewardship. It was repeatedly mentioned the “direct loss of about $182,000,” and that if they were a “publicly traded company, I think there would have been a shareholder revolt.”
There is clearly a shareholder revolt underway. The shareholders of our community forest are ALL of the residents of the Sunshine Coast, not a few “stakeholders” who live and steward the Wilson Creek watershed! I also read in the 2011 Annual Report that in the delay of this cut, the SCPI/ SCCF relocated to a new office, which is “smaller, less expensive, more efficient, and more accessible to the public,” as well as “built some new or better relationships with a number of community groups and individuals.” Perhaps a moment of pause offered a profit of another sort. A narrow perception that focuses on financial profit of our Forestry Management team, is a place for deep inquiry. When the soul is left out of science we clearly experience losses too great to measure for the future of our community, children and world. I look forward to a public call to meet to broaden the conversation and perceptions of all concerned. Penny Allport, Wilson Creek
Dear Mayor and Council, I notice that there is a large sign in front of the Gibsons Garden Inn asking
the Town to re-zone this care facility so that it can be a motel once more. I suppose the building has changed hands. About 15 years ago this property was converted from a motel to a care home, presumably because a care home is more profitable. I don’t believe this has changed. Are existing motels full to capacity? I know that B&Bs are not and I understand that the Town had a study done re: the proposed waterfront hotel and found that it would not be economically feasible. For one thing the expense and inconvenience of our ferry system (especially since privatization) discourages tourists from visiting Gibsons, and the lack of proper marine facilities probably discourages boaters. What would happen to the people already living in Gibsons Garden Inn should this re-zoning be approved? I don’t have a friend or relative living there, but surely those of us in the baby boom generation will soon be providing a better market for elder care than the kind of market yet another motel can command. I urge council to refuse this re-zoning application. Anne Miles, Gibsons
World record sailor visits Gibsons J
eanne Socrates set a world record upon her return to the Victoria in early August, as the oldest woman to have sailed solo around the world. She recently turned 69 years old this past August and sails on The Nereida, a 38 foot cutter-rigged Najad 380 sailing vessel. Gibson’s resident Robyn Hume caught up with Jeanne at a friend’s house in Gibsons after meeting her almost 2 years ago when Jeanne’s voyage began. They shared a wonderful meal together and Jeanne recounted some tales of her journey. Her route took her around the five great Capes of the Southern Ocean: Cape Horn (South America), Cape of Good Hope (South Africa), Cape Leeuwin (South West Australia), the Cape of Tasmania, and the Cape of New Zealand. The last two Capes were sailed by Jeanne on this present trip for the first time. Being so far south, well into the Southern Ocean, these can be difficult areas to sail, as weather is so often nasty, especially coming into winter. She will have sailed over
28,800 miles with over 250 days at sea, during this circumnavigation. The trip was not nonstop, as she had planned when she left in October 2010. She’s planning to re-start that nonstop attempt from Victoria in October this year. Jeanne said “I felt decidedly cheated when I was knocked down in January last year while trying to play safe by heaving-to in bad weather before rounding Cape Horn. If that hadn’t happened, I’m convinced I’d have completed my nonstop attempt by May or June of last year. So I’m going to give it one last try. If that doesn’t work out, it clearly wasn’t meant to be and I’ll go back to relaxed cruising in the company of friends.” Jean told Robyn that she really enjoyed her trip to Gibsons in 2010 and remembered eating some really delicious ice cream. They also spoke at length about the food she brings on her trip, how important healthy food is to have and hard it is to plan meals months in advance. Jeanne also described
several lengthy repairs of The Nereida including everything from re-caulking, to new water lines, to refitting of the hydraulic autopilot system and anything in between. She has no financial sponsorship but several companies kindly help out with repair or replacement of onboard equipment. Donations are welcome via her website. Last December, Jeanne went back to the UK where she met both the Queen
and Prince Phillip at Buckingham Palace and was featured in the Royal Yachting Association’s Magazine. She also received an unexpected award from the Cruising Association during the London Boat Show in January. To follow Jean on her attempt to break another world record, this time as a solo, non-stop trip around the world, see her website, www.svnereida.com Jim Dorey, Editor
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Roller Derby Action W
hile hockey players are mourning the loss of ice in the Sechelt arena, The Sunshine Coast Roller Girls (SCRG) are taking advantage of the opportunity. League President Hippy Longstalker said, “few leagues in BC have access to a dry land space like we have during the fall and winter seasons.” This makes the Sunshine Coast the perfect place to host derby teams for both bouts (derby matches) and training camps. Skilled skaters from all over western Canada are being invited to train and skate with our local Roller Girls. Roller derby is a contact sport with skaters rolling around a track. A bout (game) consists of a series of short matchups (jams) in which both teams try and allow their scoring player (the jammer) to lap members of the opposing team. With 1200 amateur leagues worldwide it has become the fastest growing woman’s sport. September marks the second time that the SCRG will be hitting the streets to invite new skaters to join their ranks. “It’s very important for our league’s growth to have fresh meat (new skaters) continuously signing up”, says Longstalker. “It’s just so exciting to see new skaters realize how much fun it is to join the derby community – making new friendships, improving overall fitness and most importantly hav-
ing lots of fun.” Although skaters must be a minimum of 18 years of age, there is no experience required and any skill level is welcome as the Roller Girl’s have a great training committee. Recruitment runs from September 15 October 15. Interested and keen members of the public are welcome to have a sneak peak to see what all the fuss is about. The Roller Girls practice twice a week at the Sechelt arena and if you are interested you can contact email@example.com to find out exact times. The Sunshine Coast Roller Girls face off in their second home bout of the summer against the Haney Hooligans on September 15 at the Sechelt arena. If you haven’t seen the SCRG, this is your chance to witness what can only be described as an amazing spectacle of raw determination and team spirit. These talented athletes race around the track while delivering some pretty hard hip checks. It’s a sport that keeps fans on the edge of their seats and engaged throughout the match. If you are interested in any of the Roller Derby related activities, want to volunteer or just give support to your local league, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and like them on Facebook. https:// www.facebook.com/SunshineCoastRollerGirls Jim Dorey, Editor
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he BC government is investing $2 million to help BC farmers and food processors promote local foods, Agriculture Minister Don McRae announced today. The funding will allow local businesses and organizations to launch or expand their own marketing campaigns, so different sectors of BC’s diverse food industry can use customized promotions specific to their market and needs. It is anticipated the funding will be particularly helpful to small-scale producers and businesses looking to promote their products. Minister of Agriculture Don McRae said “Our government has long-supported local producers of foods and food products by lowering taxes and cutting needless red tape. Today we’re taking the next step in promoting local foods by supporting industry-led marketing campaigns. BC’s diverse food producers were
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The Lunar South Node in your sign over the next 18 months implies a process Michael of learning to be that much O’Connor more giving in your relaAstrologer tionships. It may be certain relationships in particular, Tip of the Week: perhaps with intimate partEvery 18 months the ners or possibly in business. Moon’s Lunar Nodes, Sept. other-6, 2012 Learn to listen to and engage wise called the Lunar Nodal with others more fully, beAxis, changes signs. Al- yond personal habitual and though not specifically plan- instinctive reactions. ets, these powerful points Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21 exert a strong influence in Bringing those dreams our lives. Over the past 18 that you really do need to months the Nodes were in realize for the sake of secuSagittarius and Gemini and rity into reality is the core the influence was basically theme with the North Node towards increased commu- in Scorpio. This next year nications. The steady rise of and a half will challenge you social media is one example. to be much more focused, Now the Nodal Axis is span- disciplined and realistic. It ning Scorpio and Taurus. is time to push frivolity and The basic theme is one of wishful thinking to the side. change and transformation. The pressures of this process Taurus is the sign most resis- are already here now! tant to change and Scorpio is Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22) the sign that symbolizes the Amidst many changes over natural and necessary process the past few years, especially of continualGibsons renewal and pu- 1036 the new cycle of the Moon’s Legion rification. We see this occur- Nodes is an invitation to inring in the natural world. It corporate more passion, joy is linked to the steady prog- and creative enthusiasm into ress of evolution on every your life verses resistance and front. In regards to human rebellion. Opportunities for civilization these changes new levels and kinds of leadhave social, economic, po- ership will emerge before this litical, religious and cultural time next year. Prepare menramifications. Expect the tally and emotionally. pace of change to Sept. accelerate 6, 2012 Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23) and produce significant and It is time to step out of measurable effects over the the limelight or away from Claytons crossword 1036 next 18 months. This week’s the desire for it for a while. horoscope is dedicated to a This is a call to go within and glimpse at the implications decipher what is truly imof the North Node in Scor- portant to you beyond the pio over the next 18 months pressures and expectations for each sign. of others or of the status quo Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20) generally. As well, recognizThe Lunar North Node ing the genuine needs of in Scorpio’s 18 month cycle others in your life and giving begins now and for you the more fully to them will prove Sept. 6, 2012 implications are considernecessary and rewarding. able. Pay attention to if and Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22) where you notice you are The new Lunar Node resistant to changes that are cycle will challenge you to either healthy or somehow be more precise and factual. needed. The pursuit and in- Translating your beliefs, vicorporation of new visions, sions and philosophies into philosophies and knowledge more clear and refined forms will accompany this process. is your main task. Perhaps Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21) it is time to write a book or
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build a website and start a business. You have gathered enough knowledge and experience for now and it is time to communicate them more pointedly. Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22) Over the next 18 months you will feel the push to build upon new foundations. Do not look back and affirm that the past does not equal the future. Acknowledge the abundance you already have and the opportunities to create more. Beyond acquisitions, this is a call to increase your overall sense and scope of personal power. Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21) The North Node in your sign over the next 18 months implies that it is time to be more self-assertive and decisive. Your main task includes developing independence and breaking free from tendencies to lean upon others or to attempt to try to be all things to others for the sake of approval and harmony. Cultivate the confidence to stand strong in your truth. Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21) The 18 month cycle of the Moon’s Nodes is a call for you to transcend old mental and emotional patterns. You are meant to learn that imagination and inspiration are just as important, if not more so, than logic and facts. Lifestyle patterns and rhythms that no longer serve you must be dissolved. Deciphering what these are may be the first step. Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19) The needs of the many outweigh those of the few and the next 18 months will challenge you to acknowledge and act upon this realization. This includes participating in the world as one, among equals, neither standing above or below any other. Recognition and promotion of the ideals of democracy will emerge as top priorities. Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19) The 18 month cycle of Scorpio North Node will summon you to assume responsibility and Sudoku authority in AJ Pumps 1036 the world. This will include a steady process of maturation on both inner and outer levels. Are you ready to rise to new levels of leadership, integrity and loyalty to causes and movements that serve larger purposes? Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20) The Nodal Axis cycle will 2012 betlead you toSept. make6, new, ter and clearer commitments perhaps than ever before and to live up to them. Learning discrimination and sound judgment founded upon recognition of the big picture over the long-term is a core theme. The next 18 months will inspire you to new visions of truth, justice and equality.
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Body parts dissected
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Brindle & Glass’ bold new anthology, In The Flesh: Twenty Writers Explore the Body, which asks twenty writers a simple question: what will you reveal about a part of your body? Co-editor Lynne Van Luven (Life with My Girls) and contributors Candace Fertile (My Flat Cree Ass) and Julian Gunn (Reading Faces) will read from In the Flesh and other work in Gibsons on Saturday, September 15. Lynn Ujvary has offered Swish in its expansive new location at #309 – 287 Gower Point Road as the venue, which includes a seating area with harbour view. Light refreshments will be served, and there will be a cash bar. Meet the authors at 6:30 p.m. and the reading will begin at 7 p.m. Lynne Van Luven teaches writing at the University of Victoria and has edited or co-edited five other nonfiction books, most recently Somebody’s Child: Stories About Adoption. Expect to hear Van Luven’s frank and funny riff on bra shopping named Breastory. It recounts a visit to Lily’s Lingerie Limited in Halifax. “I felt my eyeballs sprung out of my head,” she writes of the colourful (and pricey) display. “I’m still wearing this bra, by the way, as we speak,” Van Luven revealed recently to CBCs North By Northwest host Cheryl Mackay. Van Luven co-edited In the Flesh with Salt Spring Island author Kathy Page. Candace Fertile is an instructor at Camosun College and a member of the editorial collective of
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Room, Canada’s oldest literary magazine of women’s writing. Fertile says it takes chutzpah to admit you’re reading a book called Embracing Your Big Fat Ass. She explores the cultural relevance of the rear end. With wry humour, she takes on the taboo subject of the butt in all its sizes and shapes. Her essay takes in the Venus of Willendorf, Barbie, Catholic school, and the singular pleasures of lying down. Julian Gunn is an MA student at the University of Victoria and a poet. An earlier essay of his appeared in Nobody’s Father: Life Without Kids, also edited by Lynne. Gunn’s Having His Head Scanned For Science –
“Turns out you don’t have to be dead to be of use to a forensic anthropologist.” Gunn marvels. While helping with a scientific experiment, his face is scanned by the Scorpion, and he explores the complex terrain of friendship, gender, and government surveillance. Gunn’s family lives on the Sunshine Coast. Van Luven, Gunn, and Fertile share the book with Canadian literary luminaries Lorna Crozier, Brian Brett, and André Alexis, writing about the brain, the bones and – well, read the book to find out. For more details about this event go to w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / events/165858920218394/
know the blockbuster Battleship has been taking a lot of heat, but mostly from critics. It’s about a battleship fighting aliens. It’s not an Oscar contender, but the special effects are over the top and if you add lots of popcorn it will be highly entertaining. There haven’t been many
kid-flicks this summer, although PIRATES! Band of Misfits was a good one. Brought to you by the same studio that created Wallace & Gromit, it is a cheeky film, thick with one-liners and incredible detail. Watch for a dizzying number of TV series being released on DVD and Bluray.
Dexter, Boardwalk Empire, Grimm, Once Upon a Time, Walking Dead and Sons of Anarchy are already here. Keep in mind that much of the best writing is happening in TV these days, as studios demonstrate what treating artists with respect can do in terms of keeping talent around.
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In the Flesh: Twenty Writers Explore the Body Readings by Candace Fertile, Julian Gunn, and Lynne Van Luven. Saturday, September 15 7:00 pm SWISH #309 - 287 Gower Point Road (across from Leo’s Tapas & Grill) Gibsons, bc Everyone welcome. For more details, please call Dawn at 604.886.8278 or email email@example.com.
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MISC. FOR SALE 6, An2012 Books, Records, ArtSept. Prints, tiques, etc. We also offer the best selection of French books & records on the Coast. Open everyday 11am5pm. Cash only. 8122 Redrooffs Road, Halfmoon Bay. 604-885-2027. http://www.labrocante.ca p39 Girls bike $10, play kitchen w/ dishes $15, baby/pet gate $15, sm pet carrier $15. Call 604-8859643. p36 Ping pong table, $50. 94 Astro van, $100. Call 604-885-3918. p37
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Happy Cat Haven Yard Sales are back! Every Saturday (weather permitting), 10:00am – 3:00pm. 500 LP’s from the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s! Barbie dolls, NIB.Jan. Plants, 5,furniture, 2012 collectibles and much more. SC Self Storage at 1161 Hwy 101, Gibsons. ptfn
Garage Sale at Gibsons Legion. Sat. Sept. 8, 9am - 2pm. Proceeds to the Elves Club. b36
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RC Legion #219 Roberts Creek. Tuesdays are Cheaper Chewsdaze and Beer Specialz, kitchen closed Mondays & Wednesdays. 604-886-9813 btfn My Father’s House wishes to invite all ladies to our Fall Outreach Seminar, “ Weaving prayers through every season of a woman’s life”, on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Seaside Centre from 9-3 p.m. Personal stories, free refreshment & lunch, music, craft demo, teaching and door prizes. Everyone welcome! For more info call: 604-8853784. p39
PERSONALS Alanon/Alateen for friends and families of alcoholics. Meetings Monday-Friday, 604-886-4594, 604-885-0101, 604-886-9059, 604-883-2882. b35 If your drinking is causing you problems but you don’t know how to stop, maybe we can help. Alcoholics Anonymous. Toll Free 1-877-373-8255. www.sunshinecoastaa.ca btfn
THANKS THANK YOU to Eileen for the safe return of my treasured St. Christopher & crucifix. f36
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500 MARINE BOATS FOR SALE Seaward 18.5 ft single kayak w/ spray skirt, paddle & pump, $2250 obo. Contact 604-741-4193 or firstname.lastname@example.org p37
BOAT MOTORS 70 HP Mercury O/B, low hrs c/w controls, $1500 – can install. 604886-1242. p37
700 REAL ESTATE LOTS FOR SALE .25 acre lot for sale by owner in Bonniebrook Heights, Gibsons. Panoramic view of Georgia Straight w/southern exposure and service to the lot line. Was $299,500 now reduced to $189,500 for quick sale! Email for more info: email@example.com p36
Retired hobbyist wants discarded old tube radios, tubes, gramophones etc. 604-740-3989 p36
Gibsons: 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo w/patios. Nat. gas F/P and inhouse laundry. $1100/mo, utils. extra. Call 778-839-0219. p36
One miniature bantam rooster, 2yrs old. 604-886-2113. f37 IKEA bunk bed frame. 604-8650580. f37 Did you know that free ads are FREE in The Local? Restrictions apply.
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Pender Harbour: Furnished 1 bdrm ocean front cottage. NS, NP. $675/mo, incls utils. Avail Sept. 17. Call Susan, 1-604-467-3978 or email; firstname.lastname@example.org p36 Sechelt: Greencourt seniors lowcost and market housing has 650sq ft self-contained 1 bdrm apt, incls heat & HW. Comes with two meals a day and alert button at an additional $503/mo. Call Bob, 604-885-5962 Mon-Fri 8-4. btfn Sechelt: 2 bdrm bsmt suite w/ shared laundry. $950/mo. Call 1-604-218-9166. p36
Lost: Red, Spalding sunglasses in Gibsons Aug 22. If found pls call 604-885-4305. f36
Roberts Creek: Charming 1 bdrm, self-contained suite above garage. Open concept, LR, DR & kitch w/5 appls. In suite W/D, full bath. In Lost: A pair of Bushnell binoculars. floor heating & lrg SW facing deck. On bus route. Suit prof working Reward. Call 604-885-4391. f37 couple or single. $900/mo, incls heat & hydro. NS, NP. Avail. Oct 1. Lost: Small black Sony camera Dyslexiadoor 1014 Call 604-885-3099. p37 in a black Sony case. Sunnycrest Mall, Aug. 21 or 22. Please call 604-886- 7606. f37
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Gibsons: 3 bdrm home w/lge yd. North Rd, close to shops & school. $1450/mo., incls utils. Call 604886-8355. p36
Davis Bay: Furnished home w/ view, 2 bdrm + den, 1.5 bath, bsmt, decks. 1 blk to bus, beach Call Today! 604.885.3134 Pier 17. NS, NP, refs. $1200/mo + April 5, 2012&utils. Avail to July 1, 2013. Call 604603-2146 or 1-604-540-0696. p36
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Bright and cheery 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath rancher w/sep play/rec rm. Fully fenced yd. NS, NP. Avail Sept. 15. $1500/mo. Harbour view property in lower Gibsons. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, decks etc. A must see. NS, pet negot. $1350/mo.
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3 bdrm waterfront home in West Sechelt. This one is a MUST see. NS, NP. Avail Oct 1. $1800/mo. Waterfront. Rustic, furn 2 bdrm + den. 5 appls 2 pianos, wood/coal burning stove. NS, sm pet negot. Avail Oct 1 to June 30. $1200/mo.
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1000 EMPLOYMENT HELP WANTED - GENERAL Roberts Creek family looking for a house-keeper to work from 7am to 11am Monday to Friday. Job responsibilities include getting 2 kids up and out the door for school (2 boys ages 7 and 9), grocery shopping, errands, housekeeping, laundry, ironing and meal preparation. For more information or to apply for the job please contact Jen at 604-886-6876 or by email at Jennifer@ebertsenterprises.net. Applicants must have valid driver’s license. Compensation will be $12-15 per hour depending on experience. Position to start ASAP. p36 Sunshine Coast Nannies is in urgent need of hiring superb nannies to care for newborns, infants and toddlers in Gibsons, Sechelt and Halfmoon Bay. Full time, part time, and on call positions available. Please fill out our online application at www.sunshinecoastnannies.com and email us your resume! b36 Sunshine Coast Chrysler Dealer requires Licensed Technician. Competetive wages and benefits. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org b37
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pilot program during which time the District plans to conduct an educational campaign to encourage residents to take backyard waste to the landfill free of charge, use chipping and learn to compost and mulch. The 100 per cent backyard burn ban was difficult for some with extenuating situations and many residents don’t know how to mulch or compost, although it’s very easy. The goal at the end of two years is to reduce and eliminate backyard burning as people learn alternatives to burning. There seems to be some misunderstanding in the District regarding campfires. According to Bylaw
486, campfires are allowed if they are no more than one metre in height and one metre in diameter, do not create a spark or smoke nuisance to a neighbour and do not contravene Federal, Provincial or Fire Department regulations. Beginning in 2014, developers will incur a higher cost to dispose of wood waste. Hopefully, more residents will respond to the educational efforts of the District of Sechelt and will use non-burning methods to get rid of backyard waste. The health benefits will be substantial and health costs could be reduced. Submitted by Elizabeth McNeill
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n August 1, Sechelt Council This passedisBylaw your ad proof 486 prohibiting open air in the next issue of burning for the purpose of land clearing beginning Jan. 1, 2014. Developers can no longer burn and will have to use other methods, such as chipping to dispose the 10, 2011 Nov. Issue Date: of ____________________ wastes from land clearing. Deadline for approval This bylaw has been in or changes Asian Teamfour 1033 is theGreat making for about Monday by years, and its adoption is 3:00 sion,p.m. hospitals, and facilities good news toIf many comused forthis continuing care as we do not hear from you by time, wegroups. can assumedefi all isned correct. munity health under the ContinuChildren, adults and el- ing Care Act. Please let us know how we derly residents with re- you best. Previously there was a 100 can serve spiratory illnesses includ-is important per cent Your business to us!ban on backyard ing asthma, have suffered burning. This new bylaw when smoke from the fires opens a window from Oct. hung in Aug. the air. 15 to 31 where residents 16, 2012 Passage of this bylaw is can burn backyard wastes good for obvious health rea- excluding toxic materials sons. The Sechelt Council such as rubber tires, tar, asincorporated suggestions phalt, batteries, electrical by Paul Martiquet, M.D., wire insulation, plastics, fuel medical health officer for and lubricant containers, Vancouver Coastal Health, animal waste and all similar increasing set backs from substances which produce schools and hospitals to heavy black smoke. It’s also protect those who are ill and illegal to burn garbage, conyoung from the negative ef- struction waste, or demolifects of smoke. For example, tion waste. there can be no fires within Opening a two week win500 metres of schools in ses- dow in October is a two-year
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 •9:00am June 16, 2011- 2:30pm. Sechelt Issue Date: ____________________ Farmers & Artisans Market at end of Cowrie St, Sechelt. Deadline fortheapproval •11:00am. Pet & Farm Funfest atisQuality Garden & Pet, SOLUTION or changes Monday byPratt 3:00 Rd, p.m.Gibsons. Petting FOR zoo, contests, prizes and more. If we do not hear from you604-886-7525. by this •12:00pm. Lavender Lunch time, we can assume all is correct. ON PAGE 10 at St. Bart’s Hall, Gibsons. Enjoyhowawe lunch seasoned Please let us know lavender as Landscape can serve with you best. Architect Judith Reeve disYour business is important to us! cusses the plant’s uses in the garden, the kitchen, and the medicine cabinet. For more info contact 604-989-2658.
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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 •10:30am. SPCA Paws for a Cause. come out and support the Sunshine Coast SPCA. Registration 10:30am, walk begins at noon. www.spca.bc.ca •11:00am. Single & 55+?
Come meet the Brunch Bunch at Buccaneers at the Lighthouse, Sechelt. •12:00pm. Roberts Creek Heart Market. Come celebrate the abundant fall harvest in the heart of Roberts Creek. Questions contact Ian, 604-885-2580. •3:00pm. Pender Harbour Town Hall Meeting at the Madeira Park Community hall, come meet the new Community Association.
or visit www.cfuwsc.org •1:30pm. Gibsons Seniors Society general meeting at Harmony Hall, Gibsons with speaker Dan Devlin. •7:30pm. SCFS presents ‘Starbuck’, Quebecois storytelling at it’s finest! Gibsons Heritage Playhouse.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 •9:45am. St. Mary’s Hospital Aux. HMB Branch meeting at Cooper’s Green. New members always welcome. •1:00pm. The SC Club of Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) is holding their annual New Members Tea at St. John’s United Church, Davis Bay. For details call 604-747-2044
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 •9:00am - 2:30pm. Sechelt Farmers & Artisans Market at the end of Cowrie St, Sechelt. •1:00pm - 3:00pm. Open House with Gibsons Seniors Society at Harmony Hall. Activities, demos plus tea, coffee & goodies. •1:00pm - 4:00pm. Annual Family Fun Fair - FREE fun for the whole family. Calvary
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Baptist Church grounds, 711 Park Rd, Gibsons. Pony rides, mini golf, crafts, games, music and more. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 •12:00pm. Roberts Creek Heart Market. Come celebrate the abundant fall harvest in the heart of Roberts Creek. Questions contact Ian, 604-885-2580. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 •1:00pm. Gibsons Seniors Society monthly Birthday Celebration. Light lunch, sing-along, cake - no charge, open to all. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 •10:45am. The SC Club of Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) meets at St. John’s United Church, Davis Bay. For details call 604-747-2044 or visit www.cfuwsc.org
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Dear Darla, I have a problem that 2012 I’ve never seen Sept. before6,in an advice column and I really don’t know how to handle it. My roommate and I have been sharing an apartment for almost a year. He doesn’t make a lot of money so I’ve been buying the lions share of the food and household items, plus sometimes I have to help him out with the rent. I don’t mind doing this because I do have a fairly well paying job and for the most part we live together quite well. We don’t really argue about anything and we mostly enjoy the time we spend together. Recently I happened to see an accounting statement that he left on the dining room table – this isn’t something that I looked for but I did see what it was and I read it. Maybe that was wrong of me but what I saw completely perplexed me. It seems that he has been sending a good deal of his already meager salary to
charities! Should I approach him about this? I feel bad criticizing him because it’s not like he’s gambling with it or anything bad, but I’m uncertain that he should be the one donating to charities right now. Please let me know what, if anything I should do about this. Thanks Confused Dear Confused, Let me enlighten you to one thing. Your roommate isn’t giving money to charity, YOU ARE. He’s cashing in Karma chips that you’ve been purchasing without any awareness on your part. He needs to realize some real life lessons here. You have to take care of your own business first. What you do with your surplus money is entirely your business. If he were living with someone that wasn’t as generous and giving as you are he’d probably be hungry and possibly homeless. What he’s doing is irresponsible and you need to sit him down and have a little chitty chat about life the universe and everything….. or at least how to manage his own finances. But hey, that’s just my opinion.
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here are 701 current detached listings and 344 sales so far this year. The current market’s hot price range is below $400,000 with half the sales occurring in this price range. Currently there are 163 current attached listings and 63 sales so far. With the current pace of sales, this represents a 20-month supply of listings. Comparing the previous year’s attached sales for the same time period, we had 74 sales. Attached listing represents strata unit apartments, condos and townhouses. Attached sales are down over the previous year. There are 470 bare land listing and 42 sales this year. With the current pace of sales, this represents an
Ask the expert VHS disposal Further to Ask the expert in regards to Gibsons Recycling... The day after issue came out regarding where to take CD covers, VHS tapes and DVDs, we received a call at The Local office from a woman saying that she was told that Gibsons Recycling didn’t take these items. We decided to check and had a very informative phone conversation with Buddy, the owner. Gibsons Recycling just started taking these items a month ago, so it’s a fairly
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88-month supply. Comparing the previous year’s bare land sales, in 2011 for the same time period we had 58 sales. This is the one stat that I find incredible. We have a seven-year supply of lots and we keep building more. I’m surprised to have not seen one letter to the editor or letter of support for improved ferry service to the Coast from a developer. Maybe some of those 2000 employees coming into North Vancouver would like to live on the Coast if they could get back and forth to work on time. Looking at the amount of inventory currently on the market you really need to price it right if you want to sell. If you do not need to sell why are you on the market? Buyers, it’s a great time to buy though there are signs on the horizon that over the next year things will improve for the seller.
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new service to the Coast. Did you know that Gibsons Recycling was started in 2004 without any assistance of any kind? No grants, no low interest loans and no government help. They have funded BC’s very first Resource Recovery Center entirely on their own. They were the first center to recycle both glass and polystyrene and they’re right here in our own community. Bravo!
Selling your home What are the most important things to do to get your house ready for sale? For this answer we went to long-time realtor Bob Michor. First, get rid of clutter and make sure things are neat and tidy including your landscaping. Second, front doorways should be in great shape, including paint, potted plants, and doormats. Thirdly, the price is the big one. Make sure it’s properly priced in a market where there are so many houses available. Forth, don’t bother doing any renovations as people generally want to come in and do their own and you may not realize the money you put in. Finally. make sure you have a realtor you trust and can work with.
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