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Fundraising gears up for Syrian refugee family The immigration sponsorship group at the Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre is gearing up fundraising activities in anticipation of the arrival of their Syrian refugee family within the next few months. Joanne Rykers from the Seniors Centre is one of the people who came together to

start the sponsorship project in the fall of 2015. The project holds special meaning for Rykers since her own family immigrated to Canada from Holland when she was seven years old, so she knows how it feels to arrive in a strange country with a new language and customs.

The Syrian family are a couple (a doctor and a teacher) with three sons aged 10, 12 and 14. All of them are busy studying English in anticipation of moving to Canada, and they've been in regular touch with their Sechelt sponsors via email and Skype. The sponsorship commit-

tee must raise $36,000 to support the family for a year, and Rykers says they are "not quite half way there." The committee is also collecting household goods and furnishings, and they are particularly in need of single beds for the boys. Three fundraisers are

scheduled for the next few weeks. On April 22 at 3pm, Keith Maxwell and Jack Pope will give an educational talk on the history and culture of the Middle East. Tickets are $10 and include Middle Eastern refreshments. On April 29, there will be a dance at the activity centre

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with the Creek Big Band and vocalist Crystal Spence. The event starts at 7:30pm and tickets are $20. Finally, a few tickets are still available for a special dinner sponsored and catered by Strait Coffee's owners and staff on May 5 at 7:30pm. The $100 tickets include dinner, wine, entertainment, a silent auction and door prizes. Only 30 tickets will be sold, and most have been snapped up already. For months the Sechelt sponsorship application showed up on the Canadian immigration website as "received", but just two weeks ago the status changed to "in progress." "I began to get excited, so I called the government consultant," said Rykers. The family's immigration applications still have to be processed through the Canadian Embassy in Jordan, but Rykers is hopeful that they will arrive in Canada early this summer, in plenty of time to settle in before the new school year. The newcomers will join two other Syrian families who moved to the Sunshine Coast last summer, sponsored by a committee organized by the Christian Life Assembly, Crossroads Community Church and the Community Services Society. Donna McMahon

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Electric vehicle charging increases Use of the SCRD's electric Charging Plan in 2012, fol- "Level 2" (slow) charging stavehicle (EV) charging sta- lowing which the District tions on the lower Sunshine tions is on the rise, according of Sechelt and the SCRD in- Coast, and one high power to a first quarter report pre- stalled public stations. Gib- DC station at Trail Bay Mall in sented at the Planning and sons council this week was Sechelt. Typically in Canada, Community Development considering installing an EV Level 2 stations are installed charging station at the Town by governments and busimeeting of April 13. "There was continued in- Hall this year. A number of nesses and are free. The District of Sechelt crease, roughly doubling, of others stations have been instarted in 2016 charging a the use of electric vehicle stalled by businesses. According to Plugshare. fee for its fast charger at Trail charging stations at Field Road and the Gibsons Com- com, there are currently 22 Bay Mall. Donna McMahon munity Centre in the last year," said Ian Hall, General Manager of Planning and Community Development. In their first year of operation in 2013, the charging stations at Field Road and the Gibsons Recreation Centre were used only 19 times, but in 2016 the stations saw 600 charging sessions. And kilowatt hours used rose over the last four years from 122 kWh in 2013 to 8,146 in 2016. Area F Director Ian Winn asked whether, given sig- 6 2017 January 3 the - April nificant increase in usage, the SCRD intends to continue to offer the service for free. "Is that the norm nowadays or will we be looking at some point in the future, people having to pay a nominal amountLangdale to use the charging - Vancouver station?" asked Winn. (Gibsons) - (Horseshoe Bay) Hall noted that the norm for electric charging Pleasevehicle Note: At Langdale, ticketing will end five minutes before the scheduled sailing time for vehicles, is "evolving rapidly." He told April 7 - June 27, 2017At Horseshoe Bay only, ticket sales for vehicles and walk-on Langdale Vancouver continued... and ten -minutes for walk-on passengers. directors that- Vancouver hewill would passengers end tenbring minutes before the scheduled sailing time. Langdale continued... 20the - April 6, 2017 On a grey and rainy day, Gayle Neilson charges her Nissan a reportMarch back to commitLangdale/Vancouver and Powell River/Sechelt Peninsula arecharging not guaranteed to connect. Please plan station June 22 27 tee on the SCRD's EV equip- Leaf at the SCRD LEAVE LANGDALE LEAVE HORSESHOE BAYat the Gibsons community your travels accordingly. LAST UPDATED APR 07.17 centre, where use is increasing. Normally she charges it at ment, its usage, and future LEAVE LANGDALE LEAVE BAY 6:00 HORSESHOE am 6:20 am home, where 16 solar panels supplement the electricity supopportunities. Crossing Time: 40 Minutes 7:20 am 7:00 am 6:20 am 7:25idea am that on a sunny day, we can ‘plug our Sechelt,8:25 Gibsons and ply. “We love the 8:05 7:50 am am Sat 9:00 am am Sat January 3 - 18, an 2017 the SCRD developed EV car into the sun’ ,” Neilson said. DONNA MACMAHON PHOTO 9:25 9:10 8:30 am am 9:40 am am 10:15 10:25 Langdale LEAVE LANGDALE HORSESHOE BAY 10:05 am am 11:10 am am Fri, Sat Fri, Sat - Vancouver LEAVE

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Editorial Opinion DNA Day, and citizen scientists Since I started working as a geneticist in the early 1960s, the field has changed considerably. James Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins won the 1962 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their discovery of the double helix structure of DNA. Researchers then “cracked” the genetic code, which held promise for fields like health and medicine. It was an exciting time to be working in the lab. More than 40 years later, in 2003, an international group of scientists sequenced the entire human genetic code. And in a couple of decades, genetics has allowed for systematic inventorying of the world’s biodiversity. Canada’s Centre for Biodiversity Genomics at the University of Guelph has the genomes of more than 265,000 named species identified with barcodes in its database. The cost to analyze a sample against this free public database is about $10. People in Canada can help identify seafood fraud with the LifeScanner service. Genetic testing helps consumers identify the species and possibly origin of fish they buy — important for people who care about sustainability and health and nutrition. Identifying and tracing seafood has long been a challenge, especially because about 40 per cent of wild-caught seafood is traded internationally — and labelling is often inadequate. If you buy something labelled “rockfish” in Canada, it could be one of more than 100 species. Often, labels don’t indicate whether the fish were caught or processed sustainably. Although the European Union and U.S. require more information on seafood labels than Canada, one study found 41 per cent of U.S. seafood is mislabelled. A European study found stronger policies combined with public information led to less mislabelling. People in Canada have demanded better legislation to trace seafood products. More than 12,000 people recently sent letters to government asking for better labelling. SeaChoice (the David Suzuki Foundation is a member) is working with LifeScanner to register 300 people in Canada to test seafood, in part to determine whether labels are accurate. Participants will get testing kits, buy seafood, collect data and images and return samples in a provided envelope. Samples will be analyzed and coded, with results posted online. DNA Day is celebrated in Canada on April 21 and the U.S. on April 25, to commemorate completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and discovery of DNA's double helix in 1953. We’ve come a long way since then, but we still have much to learn. Citizen scientists are helping. David Suzuki

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Letters to the Editor – Opinions Recycling tax receipts? (Addressed to Gibsons Council and copied to the Local) I recently learned that since municipalities have registered charity status, you are able to issue charitable tax receipts to people who wish to donate to causes that are not registered charities, and that this has been happening with donations to the Gibsons Public Market. We are about to lose our recycling depot with no clear sign of anyone stepping forward to replace it. The depot is a huge asset to Gibsons and surrounding area. There may well be many people out there who would like to donate to try to save it. It's not a registered charity, of course, but the Town of Gibsons is. Any chance that you could set up a "flow through" system, such as you have for the Public Market, to help out Gibsons Recycling? Even if only enough was raised to keep them open for a short while longer, that would buy time for a solution to be found and lessen the load of recyclable materials sent to clog our landfill when the depot closes. Please give this idea your careful consideration. Anne Miles, Gibsons

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(Addressed to Sechelt Council and copied to the Local) With reference to the proposed expansion of the “Big Maple” (mobile home park), I maintain that this proposal has the obvious appearance of a short-sighted and ill-conceived plan that can and will cause irreparable harm to an extremely fragile and unique ecological area if implemented. The area I refer to is a water zone. And the omission of a comprehensive hydrology report, crucial and inte-

gral to this particular water zone, indicates a lack of concern for the ecology. There are sub-surface streams that inter-connect in several places and drain into Chapman Creek. The surface ground and grass is constantly damp, even in mid-summer, and not conducive to a development of this magnitude. Engineered systems fail on a regular basis, no matter how well designed nor how many assurances to the contrary. Salmon have now started to migrate to the north west coast of North America, to the rivers and creeks of BC, where they will spawn and continue their natural life cycle. They will not spawn, however, if their creek is polluted in the slightest degree by toxic and/or bacterial contamination. Would you, as members of this council, risk the inevitable destruction of an abundant and vital natural resource for all the people, native and non-native, who depend on this gift of mother nature? Or would you prefer a short-term pettyminded economic development based on faulty planning and personal gain? Franz Litzinger, Davis Bay

Theatre as classroom

I just spent a recent Sunday afternoon experiencing 'Live via Satellite' the joys of "Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare and conversing with a fellow patron about how very lucky we are to have this at our doorstep. It is the most recent of several of Shakespeare's works and other traditional and modern plays that my family and I have enjoyed thanks to the efforts of Deb Proby at Raven's Cry Theatre. It is a welcome respite from the stressors and woes that surround us in our world these days. I think if I were a high

school English teacher I would attempt to make attendance at these experiences worth a credit if at all possible. I know that seeing live productions at Stratford Ontario certainly enhanced my own high school English experiences back in the Dark Ages. Here in BC as well, many schools are able to attend Bard on the Beach in Vancouver in the early fall and summer if they are able to afford the travel. However, we are lucky to have someone like Deb who is making a conscious effort to offer high quality theatre, opera and live entertainment options year round in our community. I wish that there were more people able attend these performances on a regular basis so that the owners would know how much we appreciate the wonderful array of entertainment that we have offered to us on the Coast. Helen Halet, Roberts Creek

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(Re “Clark’s opportunism”, letters, the Local, April 13) Why is your editor publishing letters to the editor from SURREY? The good thing about Jef Keighley’s political opinion letter is knowing he no longer lives on the Sunshine Coast. It appears the LOCAL has taken on a left-leaning editorial policy, given Keighley’s Surrey tirade and the (Ingrid) Rice cartoon. Doug Hockley, Sechelt

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(Re “It’s a crime”, letters, the Local, April 13) With respect to Bud Hoffman’s letter of last week, I don’t watch or listen to CTV and couldn’t find Peggy Mason’s comments on its website. So I had difficulty understanding Mr. Hoffman’s complaint, as he failed to note a single specific comment made by Ms. Mason of which he disapproves. You

don’t usually find a heartfelt rant so devoid of concrete information. I could gather only that he seems to think that whether Ms. Mason’s comments were “anti-U.S.”, whatever that’s supposed to mean, is more important than whether they were accurate. I did note that Mr. Hoffman shares the same hostility to so-called “left-wing” or “liberal” media entertained by Trumpanzees. Mr. Hoffman asks, “What has happened to objective reporting of news?” What has happened, indeed. Was it only a year ago when it was reported that Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant accused the Rideau Institute of having ties to Russia, Iran and North Korea because a drop-down menu on its donation page “allows users to select those countries as a place of origin”? I guess you can’t really blame a guy for waxing nostalgic over that good old, objective, nonliberal reporting. George Kosinski, Gibsons

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This is not what the car industry means when it refers to “driverless vehicles”. The pickup truck – without a driver – hit the sedan April 12 after it rolled backwards on Wharf Street in Sechelt. The pickup also sideswiped another truck driving in traffic. A woman driving the car was not injured. PHOTO SUBMITTED

On April 14, police attended a multiple vehicle incident involving a possible impaired driver on Highway 101 near Field Road, Wilson Creek, after a vehicle was seen driving erratically, swerving all over the road before striking traffic signs and empty parked vehicles before coming to a stop on the side of the road. Police had to break a window to gain entry to the vehicle in order to extricate the driver from the vehicle. The driver was taken to Sechelt Hospital for assessment. The driver is under investigation for Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle. Submitted by RCMP

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Provincial election dates, times There are three more all candidates meetings on the lower Coast – and TV coverage of two earlier meetings – in the runup to the May 9 election in the Powell RiverSunshine Coast riding. All Candidates Meetings • April 21 (Fri) 7pm, Roberts Creek Hall, green issues forum hosted by Sunshine Coast Conservation Association and Alliance4Democracy. • April 26 (Wed) 6:30pm,

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April 26, 5:30pm. • Sechelt all candidates meeting: April 21, 5:30 pm; April 22, 9am and 10pm; April 24, 5:30pm; April 27, 9am and 10pm. Advance Polls (8am to 8pm) • Kinsmen Hall, Gibsons, Apr 29-30. • Roberts Creek Hall, May 3. • Pender Harbour Community Hall, May 4. • Sechelt Legion, May 5-6. Donna McMahon

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May 5th from 6pm to 10pm • Sunshine Coast Botanical Gardens $50 for Members • $55 for Non-Members For an extra $25, upgrade your ticket to take part in the VIP Bubble Reception 5pm to 6pm • Hosted by Marquis Wine Cellars *Please bring a non perishable food item for the Sunshine Coast Food Bank Wine & Spirits, Bricker Cider Co. & Gibsons Tapworks Appetizers and locally made treats by La Petite Souris, Cheeky Monkey Cakes, Christopher Norman Chocolates & West Coast Nuts. Food sponsored by: IGA, Heather’s Your Independent Grocer, Claytons & Northern Divine

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Several Sunshine Coast elected officials attended the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC) conference in Campbell River, April 7–9. This was an opportunity to network with other elected officials from Vancouver Island and to tour facilities in the host community that might give them ideas to take back to their own communities. There was an opportunity for rural area directors to meet as a group and exchange views on mutual concerns. It seems that each of the rural areas on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast have been working on the same problems, such as: maintaining forest jobs, paving and snow removal on rural roads, control of watersheds, trail use, and access on Crown and private forest lands. A resolution came out of this meeting to request that the provincial government form a MOTI advisory

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Working collaboratively with others to protect the environment for the benefit of our community is at the top of mind for local governments across BC. Recently, members of Sechelt’s Council had the opportunity to join forces with other local governments at the annual meeting of the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC). At the convention, a panel discussion on the topic of derelict boats offered an example from Ladysmith where the 33-metre Viki Lyne II was abandoned in 2012. Left in the Ladysmith Harbour directly beside a new marine park and marina, the Viki Lyne II held 13,000 litres of oil and solvents. The successful removal of the ship in 2016 showed that collaborative work between local government, indigenous governments, the province, and federal government agencies

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As the flowers bloom and the winter-that-never-ends finally recedes, we are working on a busy April at the Museum. Since our reopening last year, we have had recordsetting visitation as people come in to check out the new community museum space. Drop in next time you are down in the Gibsons area and we will be happy to give you a tour of the new gallery. We

group made up of representatives from each regional district to have input into any new road maintenance contracts. There were workshops on possible new marijuana rules, support for provincial funding for removal and disposal of invasive plants, and discussions on next steps regarding derelict vessel legislation at the federal government level. The AVICC members unanimously passed a resolution to support a motion by a Member of Parliament from Nanaimo to be presented in Ottawa to deal with derelict vessels. SCRD board members put a resolution on the convention floor to have the Agriculture Land Commission change one of the rules for breweries that currently requires that 50 per cent of their product be grown on their land. The change suggests that the quota required must be grown in BC. This change would help local establishments here on the Coast. The next step is to get support at Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) this fall. The assembly also passed a resolution that the provin-

cial government return to funding 20 per cent of library budgets, instead of the current five per cent. UBCM staff presented a report about creating the position of Integrity Commissioner, an official that would be responsible for helping local governments maintain democratic governance. People from different Vancouver Island communities spoke on the poor behaviour of some elected officials in their areas, and how this is affecting their council meetings. If implemented, this Integrity Commissioner proposal could change elected official rules in 2018. One of the suggestions is to require newly elected officials to attend an orientation program covering the rules and requirements of holding office. Each councillor/director would have to sign and obey a code of conduct. Disruptive behaviour is not the way of elected officials here on the Coast, but is a real problem in some other areas of the province. Please contact me at 604741-2427 or e-mail me at garry.nohr@scrd.ca if you wish to discuss SCRD programs or plans.

can even give you a ride on our new platform lift to the 2nd floor where you can explore our latest exhibit on the Finnish settlers of Gibsons. Coming up on Wednesday, April 26 is our Annual General Meeting which starts at 7:30pm (doors at 7). Come down to the Museum to hear about all of our exciting news, including plans for our next feature exhibit on the Fixed Link. You can also sign up to become a member of the Museum, and vote in the election of the SCMA board of directors if you are already a member. Remember all of that snow in February? Well much of

it fell on the weekend of our Coast Salish wool weaving workshop. Many of the workshop participants couldn’t make it through the wintery streets to attend the workshop, so we have scheduled a 2nd workshop on Saturday, April 29 from 10am – 4:30pm. Coast Salish weaver extraordinaire Jessica Silvey will lead the workshop. Sign up to weave a wall hanging using a table loom ($65), or a scarf using a floor loom ($85). Jess will teach you the basics in Coast Salish weaving to make your very own masterpiece. Call the Museum to register as space is limited.

was possible and provided positive results. Participants also learned about the national Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and how it was used to assist Ladysmith’s efforts to keep their harbour clean and safe. Another session of note from the AVICC meeting covered recent developments in the province’s Marine Oil Spill Response plan. Unfortunately, the update from industry and senior government staff did not leave the local government participants with confidence that response plans would be adequate given the risks. Councillors attending this session were dismayed to learn that an organization in the forefront of developing standards and best practices is funded primarily by the province of Alberta and large oil corporations. There is much more work to do before we will have the ‘world class’ response to marine spills that we deserve. Here in Sechelt we’re beginning to plan for World Oceans Day (June 8). Sechelt is working with the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association to find ways to establish

an annual community event that will engage our community and raise awareness about our oceans and our coastline. This year may be a modest marking of the event, but we would like to see this grow to be a Coast-wide recognition of the waters surrounding us. The success of Earth Day in Roberts Creek is the inspiration – although, as Sechelt is decidedly different from ‘the Creek’, no one should expect creative community mandalas or the romance of the higgledy-piggledy parade. What we do share, with all Coasters, is a respect and love for the environment that makes the Sunshine Coast what it is, and a desire to understand that environment and protect it. The importance of protecting our natural coastline and waters that surround our community cannot be overstated. The waters know no political boundaries, so it is imperative that all levels of government work together, and with their respective communities, to protect our oceans – in the present - and for future generations.


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Better At Home is a social service program that helps older adults live independently at home by providing non-medical supports like friendly visiting, housekeeping, transportation, minor home repairs and light yard work. The program is funded by the province and managed by the United Way of the Lower Mainland in partnership with Sunshine Coast Community Services. “Elders need to be respected and cared for,” says Jane Mortifee, who is headlining a benefit concert to raise money for the program. “It’s a wonderful way for others to serve the community [by volunteering] and it builds community.” Mortifee has had a long and successful career as a performer, getting her start when she sang in the rock opera Tommy in 1971. She went into theatre at the University of British Columbia and had her first professional paying gig in Godspell in 1974. “I never looked back,” says Mortifee. “From there I started doing studio work and singing with bands in clubs and doing theatre. I never lacked for work.” Over the course of her career, she has been nominated for three Jessie Awards, one ACTRA, was inducted into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2002, and once sang back up for Ray Charles when he was in Vancouver performing at the Variety Club Children’s Telethon. These days Mortifee does most of her singing at benefit concerts. “I’m so grateful I’ve been able to make a living in this industry” she says. “I still get to sing and now I can offer something that hopefully makes a difference on some scale for those in need.” Mortifee will be singing with Sound Eclectic, a 20-member choir based in Vancouver, di-

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Events on the Sunshine Coast April 20 Creative in the Creek, hosted by David Roche and Siobhan Brown, with poetry by Richard Borthwick Austin and Mike Oswald, earth-based music with Natalia Wilhelm, singer-guitarist Bobby Roadhouse and “Captain Ampersand”, Gumboot Cafe, Roberts Creek, 7:30pm by donation April 21 All candidates provincial election “green forum”, presented by SC Conservation Assoc. and Alliance4Democracy, Roberts Creek Hall, 7-9pm April 22 Mountain Grind obstacle race, Lions Park, Pender Harbour, 9am, $99, mountaingrind.ca April 22 Kayak demo day, presented by Sunshine Kayaking, Molly’s Lane, Gibsons Landing, 9am4pm April 22 Plant and bake sale by Roberts Creek branch of SC Healthcare Auxiliary, behind Roberts Creek library, 11am-4pm April 22 Earth Day festival with music, food and workshops, Roberts Creek Pier, noon-5pm (Opening meditation at Roberts Creek Hall 10am) April 22 Presentation by 10 clay artists, Gibsons Public Art Gallery, 2:30-3:30pm, by donation April 22 “Opening a door to Syria”, educational fundraiser with Keith Maxwell and Jack Pope, and middle eastern refreshments, Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre, 3-5pm, $10 April 22 Novelist Joan Haggerty reads from her latest, “The Dancehall Years”, set on Bowen Island, Arts Centre, Sechelt, 8pm, by donation April 22 Taurean Tunez with djs, fundraiser for fire victims Carrie Lee and Scully Stanway, Roberts Creek Hall, 8pm, $20 April 22 Steve Hinton band, Gibsons Legion, 8pm, members $5, guests $10 April 23 Popsicle stick bridge building contest, Sechelt Indian Band Hall, noon-5pm, free to spectators, $5 bridge kit at Gibsons Building Supplies April 23 Charlotte Wrinch plays, Persephone Brewery, Gibsons, 2-4pm, by donation

April 23 Coast Recital Society presents The Purcell Project: soprano Karina Gauvin and Les Boréades baroque orchestra, Raven’s Cry Theatre, Sechelt, 2:30pm, $25, students $10 April 23 Spring meet up of @SCtechhub, for those working in tech, Mission Point House, Davis Bay, 3-5pm April 23 SC Community Orchestra Association presents “Old World, New World” with violinist Simon Gidora, Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons, 7pm, (6:30pm pre-concert chat with Maestra Edette Gagne), $20, students $10 April 24 SC Film Society presents “Welcome to the Sticks”, highest-grossing French film ever, Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons, 7:30pm, members $5, others $9 April 24 Sechelt Garden Club speaker Laurie Creak on gardening in China and the effect of Buddhism, Seaside Centre, Sechelt, 7pm, non-members $5 April 25 Gwen Odermatt from Langley’s Petals and Butterflies Farm Nursery on how to attract birds and bees to your garden, SC Botanical Garden, West Sechelt, 7pm, members $15, non-members $20 April 26 Tuesday Talks presents Laura Walker on the Ocean Avenue community garden, Sechelt Library, 1:30-3pm April 26 Sechelt author Andrew Scott presents a new edition of his book, “The Promise of Paradise: Utopian Communities in British Columbia”, Gibsons Public Library, 6-7:30pm, free April 26 All-candidates meeting, hosted by Pender Harbour Advisory Council, Pender Harbour Community Hall, 6:30-9:30pm April 26 First of four Wednesday classes in hula dancing, 625 Glen Rd., Gibsons, 7-8:30pm, $60, 604-886-9737 April 27 All-candidates meeting, hosted by SC Alternative School, Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre, 10:30am April 27 Spoken poetry event with poets John Pass and Philip Jagger, Sechelt Library, 7pm

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admin@thelocalweekly.ca ANNOUNCEMENTS

OPENING IN OUR GREAT NEW SPACE! THE WAREHOUSE

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This wintery weather does not inspire spring cleaning!! Please think of us when the mood strikes….We are presently seeking old windows, oars, paddles, picnic baskets, wine glasses, lamps, plant pots, garden décor, fishing rods, baskets, mirrors, crystals, bedding, enamelware, birds, model boats, lanterns, clocks, cake stands, pottery, trays, small dressers, old tool boxes, packing cases and vintage seascapes. Call us to make an appointment. New this Week, several pieces of reproduction country furniture….benches, storage solutions & tables. Did you know we have stylish and affordable stock arriving daily? Thanks for supporting our downtown community! 5660 Cowrie St, Sechelt 604-885-5884.

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Custom Closets, pantries, Garages, mudrooms, Lifetime quality at affordable prices. FREE consultation and estimate. Call Alex in Sechelt 604-762-1212. abird@coastlineclosets.ca

ECHO’S DISCONTINUED CHINA, SILVER & ANTIQUES Need China Dinnerware and Silver Flatware e.g. Denby, Royal Albert, Doulton, Wedgewood Etc. Silver plate & Sterling,e.g. Birks & Community Cash & Consignment. Phone for appointment & information 604-980-8011 (a Must Please) www.echoschina.com

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SHORA AGM - April 25th, 2017 at 7:00pm. Sechelt Community Church. 5895 Reef Road

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FOR HIRE - NOBODY IS GONNA BEAT MY PROFESSIONAL WORK & PRICE. Semi-retired tile setter, hardwood & stone installer. Will do your home project. 40 years of experience. For info Call 604-813-6745. Ask for Gene.

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EMPLOYMENT DO YOU KNOW HOME OR AUTO INSURANCE? Are you a Level 1 or 2 broker with auto insurance experience? If so, we want to talk to you! At Talbot we have an amazing team, a busy office and we work a condensed schedule... so enjoy this summer with three days off each week while still getting full time hours! No late nights! We have the best customers on the Coast; if you can help us provide them great service, then give us a call. We offer opportunity for advancement, group benefits and we will even train the right person who isn’t licensed. Email resume and letters of reference to: kgraves@talbotinsurance.ca and to obtain an application for employment.

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FOR HIRE – SKILLED EXPERIENCED GARDENER with horticulture education. Offering landscape consultation, maintenance, renovation, & small construction. Hardworking, reliable. Serving Roberts Creek & Gibsons. Limited availability. Ryan 604-886-3552.

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30 hours/week • $17.55/hour June 13 to August 19

GDPL is seeking a creative and responsible leader to help deliver our summer programs for kids & teens. REQUIREMENTS: Experience working with groups of children, creative, organized, able to work independently, and comfortable leading others. Must be a post-secondary student, under the age of 30.

FOR SALE THE DOGS EAR T-shirt and Embroidery Store. Well established little store, with many repeat customers, both sports and businesses. This little shop is located in Sunnycrest Mall. $95,000 + stock. Contact: designworks@dccnet.com Serious inquiries only.

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Attention Summer Students: Are you looking for an inspiring experience this summer?

Habitat for Humanity Sunshine Coast is looking to add 2 new members to its team. These 2 summer student positions are for you if you love people and working to help families on the Sunshine Coast! We are looking for : Restore Sales Associate Marketing, Communications and Events Assistant You must be prepared to be inspired, work hard and work alongside scores of brilliant volunteers. Applicants must be a full-time student returning to school/college in the fall. For a complete job description email restore@habitatsc.ca or executivedirector@habitatsc.ca Call 604-885-6737 or drop by the ReStore Deadline for resumes is 5:00 pm May 8, 2017 Drop off resumes to: 5605 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Sechelt, BC

EMPLOYMENT

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The Local - Thursday, April 20, 2017

Astrologer

Tip of the Week The Sun enters Taurus on April 19 at 2:27 pm (all times listed in PDT) and engages Retrograde Mercury in an interesting exchange as they first form an exact conjunction at 10:54 pm and then Mercury re-enters Aries, the previous sign, at 10:37 am on April 20th. Since we are referring to planets and stars, the time factor is very close. All the while, the Moon arrived at 4th Quarter on the 19th as well at 2:57 am while at the 29th degree of Capricorn with the Sun at the 29th of Aries. A planet at 29 degrees is regarded at ‘critical’ in astrology and symbolizes ‘something to be

NOTICES

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

Re: The Estate of KATHLEEN BELANGER, Deceased, formerly of 14-622 Farnham Road, Gibsons, BC V0N 1V8: Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Kathleen Belanger who died on May 14, 2016, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executrix, Guiseppina Carmela Giordano c/o James Graham, Barrister & Solicitor, PO Box 1724, Gibsons, BC V0N 1V0 on or before May 11, 2017, after which date the Executrix will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executrix then has notice.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

The Declutter Co. Are you overwhelmed with clutter? Don’t know where to start? DECLUTTER • DOWNSIZE • ORGANIZE

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active force meets the Yin ing your genuine thoughts lead to upsets if not handled ing to misunderstanding. fixed principle at its peak. and feelings about it all. well. An invitation to be cre- Nip them in the bud. Altogether, the Sun entering Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ative has been sounded. Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20) Taurus is eventful indeed. You have probably been Aim for variety for balance. The current array of planworking fairly hard of late. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) etary shifts should produce Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19) The contrary energies ac- Expect your mood to shift Many fresh perspectives some satisfying momentive now will require extra this week. You are ready have been blooming in your tums. Yet, these may take a patience by everyone and for more social activity and mind like spring flowers. while to build to the levels not least of all you. Mercury perhaps some romance too. This lovely momentum will you truly want. 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Restaurant bill add depth to this cause. 10. Mistake 11. Desiccated Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) 12. Bring ashore The time has come to 16. Affirmative take new initiatives. These 21. Novice include the support of sig23. Consortium nificant others. Focus on 27. Fish working with them and as29. Historic period serting your determination 30. Attempt to be fair in both directions. 31. Circuit Venus in Pisces could, ironi32. Petty quarrel cally, manifest as taking 33. Ellipse advantage of others or the 34. Funeral mound reverse. Can it innocence or 35. Brace 36. Askew naivety, but just be aware 37. Receive something given and deflect it. 38. Domestic swine Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) 41. Seaman The Sun in Taurus can 42. Atmosphere actually prove to be quite 44. Understand 61. Lesser in scope or effect 32. Summit ACROSS adventurous for you. This 45. Cab 63. Mentally responsive 35. Security group 1. Yore time around it could well in46. Large body of water 65. Ceremonial staff 5. Curved masonry construction 38. Wan clude romantic encounters. 47. Limited period of time 39. Vine with evergreen leaves 67. Wander 9. River duck Yet, things are probably not 50. Lighthouse 68. Pester 40. Not present 13. Horrible looking 51. Gymnastic apparatus quite as they appear. Avoid 69. Metallic element 41. Gratuity 14. Uncommon 52. Gaze engaging people at face 70. Notion 42. A great distance 15. Impressive display 53. Positively charged electrode value. Exercise full empathy 71. Liberate 43. Annoy 17. Snare 54. Gathering of witches 72. Look after 44. Male red deer 18. Leg joint and remember, as the Bud55. Delicacy 73. Transmitted 46. Smother 19. Saltwater dha says, all beings suffer. 56. Consume 48. Cereal grass seed 20. Religious doctrine DOWN Center in your heart before 57. Musical notation written 49. Sense organ 22. Seaweed 1. Used to secure panes of glass you advance. on a staff 50. Ale 24. Betting ratio 2. Concur Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22) 58. Take heed 51. Jinx 25. Up to now 3. Angle Recent relationship en60. Leave out 52. Singe 26. Shout 4. Variety counters are now entering 62. Part of the eye 53. Perform 28. Paddle 5. Biblical boat 64. Golf peg 56. Reverberate 30. Large woody plant 6. Make resentful or angry their next effective phase, 59. Scintilla 31. Written record of events 7. Wicker fish basket 66. Conclusion the deep end. This is when their future potential will be assessed and tested. Was it CALLY OW LO all an emotional and imagiTrail Bay Centre • 5755 Cowrie Street, Sechelt YEARS native ride or were there acof service • Meat & Deli 604-885-9812 • Produce & Floral 604-885-9841 tually some seeds of destiny ND E O P E R AT • Bakery 604-885-9823 • Office 604-885-2025 there? You will know the answer soon. Focus on assertD

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overcome’. What should be overcome merits more than one answer, but it includes crimes against humanity perpetrated by powers that are securely concealed from public view. This is also the Moon Phase that produces the effect of the Moon appearing to be cut exactly in half. Otherwise called a Sun/ Moon Square, this is a complicated aspect which can be described as the left hand not knowing what the right is up to. It also marks a sharp turning point so expect some noticeable shifts or have a peek back over the past week. Pluto turning retrograde on April 20th as well at 5:49 am and Mars entering Gemini on April 21st, indicating that it too has been hovering at 29 Taurus all the while added even more fervor to the series of events listed above. Mars in Taurus is a challenging sign position for the red planet as the Yang

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