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A majestic barred owl is once again soaring through the forests of Sechelt, thanks to the efforts of a Sunshine Coast Mountie, a mom and her kids. Cst Karen Whitby was on patrol on Sechelt Inlet Road around 6pm on Nov. 11, when she saw something sitting in the middle of the road. Upon closer inspection, Cst Whitby saw that it was an owl - unconscious but seemingly uninjured. Shortly after stopping, Megan Kelso and her two children, Kalea and Cody, also stopped and offered to help. Megan happened to have a suitable box in her vehicle, so the owl was gently scooped up and placed in the box, in preparation for transport to the Gibsons Wildlife Rehab Centre. Cst Whitby – not having dealt with an unconscious owl before – did not consider that the owl may come-to during the drive to Gibsons. Halfway through the trip, the owl had a sudden sense of renewed vitality, and decided it no longer wanted to remain in the box. Without warning it burst out of the box, and Cst Whitby – not having driven at highway speeds with a flustered owl flapping about in a confined space – did her best to ensure they both arrived safely at the wildlife centre. Irene Davy at the Gibsons Wildlife Centre said that “it appeared the owl had been

stunned after being hit by a car, and may have suffered a concussion. Initially one of its eyes stayed closed, which was kind of funny, because when it blinked its other eye, it always looked like it was winking at us.” After being cared for over a 10-day period, the owl recovered fully and was able to open both eyes again. It was released back into the wild in the same location it was found. “I’m so thankful everything turned out well, “said Cst Whitby. “It was great that Megan and her kids just happened to come by with a box, and Clint and Irene at the Gibsons Wildlife Rehab Cen-

The rescued owl that flapped around the police cruiser. RCMP PHOTO tre are such a great resource for our community”. To learn more about the Gibsons Wildlife Rehab Centre, visit www.gibsonswildliferehabcentre.org Submitted by RCMP

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Foot passenger ferry suspended Pacific Ferries, the foot passenger service between Gibsons and Vancouver, has suspended service for the remainder of the winter. In a Nov. 25 post on their website, the owners announced that they are taking a winter break due to bad weather, low passenger numbers, and the need for repairs to their boats. "Both boats need sig-

nificant work, and it’s very hard to get that work done properly when you have the pressure of daily runs to deal with," said the announcement. "As we all know, in the winter the mornings are cold and dark, and the bad weather brings a lot of nasty logs to the water. So it is understandable that our numbers have been pretty low recently."

A winter storm deposited this apparently-abandoned sailboat on the Sechelt beach, in front of the Watermark development, the morning of Nov. 25. It was still there this week. DEE STERLING PHOTO

The owners assured customers that they are not closing down, only "regrouping." Pacific Ferries expects to resume service in March of 2017. Only a week earlier, Pacific Ferries won the "Rising Star" award at the Business Excellence Awards sponsored by the Sechelt Chamber of Commerce. Donna McMahon

Cutting your own tree? Coast residents who wish to brave heavy winter rains and muddy conditions to cut their own Christmas trees on Crown Land should be aware that they need a tree permit. This year on the southern Sunshine Coast, cutting of trees is permitted only on some BC Hydro power line right-of-ways. Maps of areas where cutting is permitted, and an online permit application form, are available at www.for.gov.bc.ca/dsc/ Xmas/index.htm. Any BC resident who is 19 or older may apply for a permit. The signed permit must be carried on your person when you are cutting your tree, or you can be fined and your tree seized. There is a limit of one tree per family. Donna McMahon

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Editorial Opinion Progress on residential care Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie has released a progress report on her April 2015 report, “Placement, Drugs and Therapy… We Can Do Better”. The progress report highlights that some improvements are being made in the provision of rehabilitative therapies to seniors in residential care, as well as the use of antipsychotic medications. “While more improvement is possible, it is important to acknowledge that we are moving in the right direction. The challenge will be to sustain this momentum,” said Mackenzie. The progress report uses health assessment data for 27,000 seniors in residential care for 2015/16. The data show the following changes since 2013/14: • A decrease of 9.6 per cent in potentially inappropriate admission to residential care • An increase of 7.8 per cent in the percentage of residential clients receiving physiotherapy • An increase of 10.6 per cent in the percentage of residential clients receiving recreational therapy • A decrease of 16.9 per cent in the percentage of residential clients receiving occupational therapy • A decrease of 14.2 per cent in the potentially inappropriate use of antipsychotic drugs The Seniors Advocate underscores the importance of rehabilitative therapies for seniors living in residential care in the report. “It is crucial to maintaining function that seniors get access to the therapies they need—everything from getting help swallowing, being fit for a wheelchair, walking and moving as much as possible and engaging in activities with other people are what make a huge difference to the quality of life in residential care,” said Mackenzie, adding it is also very important to ensure that seniors who call residential care home both need and want to be there. “Residential care is a very specialized environment designed for people with complex care needs, and also a very costly care option for government, so we want to make sure seniors are not going to residential care before they absolutely need to and that means fully exploring all care options such as home support and assisted living,” said Mackenzie. The Seniors Advocate continues to have concerns regarding the use of medications in residential care, as evidence mounts in relation to inappropriate use and adverse effects. “While I am pleased to see a significant decrease of 14 per cent in the potential misuse of antipsychotics, BC still lags other provinces in this area and we have not achieved any progress on the use of antidepressants,” Mackenzie said. “It is critical that we build on the positive achievements of the past year and broaden our commitment to tackle polypharmacy amongst seniors beyond antipsychotics and frankly beyond residential care.” Submitted

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(re: “Bears don’t care”, letters, the Local, Nov. 24) I want to thank David Kipling for his good wishes, and I certainly wish him the same. Bears, like many other species, do not all react the same to any given situation. Each animal has its own temperament, sensitivity, and reaction to events. Many years ago I spent considerable time, over a period of five years, studying and photographing grizzly bears in their natural habitat. During some of these trips a helicopter was operating near the same location. I saw the reaction of several different bears to the noise of a helicopter engine. Some bears appeared not to be disturbed by the machine passing over them, however some others were seriously disturbed by the sound, even at considerable distance away. I have had the experience of watching a bear grazing on sedge undisturbed by my presence when the helicopter, a long distance away, and out of sight, started up its engine, the bear immediately raised its head then rushed away into the forest. The people in the helicopter would see any bear which was not disturbed by their machine, but would never see the bears who were seriously disturbed by them. They would then rationalize that their machine did not bother the bears at all. This same type of rationalization happens continuously with those who drive noisy machines in the forest. They see only the animals they do not disturb, which may be very few, but they then rationalize that they do not disturb any animals. Rick O’Neill, Roberts Creek

(re: “Bears don’t care”, letters, the Local, Nov. 24) Who knew that advocating for tranquility and clean water in a park was so contentious? Or that animals prefer machines to humans? I once saw a bear guzzling a jug of power saw oil, but I never imagined it was good for the poor creature. Robert Wotton, Roberts Creek

Auxiliary needed While going about town in my daily life, I come across many members of the Coast Healthcare Auxiliary. They are performing such an amazing function in our community. For example, at Shorncliffe and Totem seniors’ facilities, they organize parties with gifts for residents, fix their hair, read to them and provide expensive specialized equipment. In short, they offer socialization that connects the patients to the outside world. I remember the loneliness suffered by my mom in a Vancouver facility with no Auxiliary tending to the critical social needs of the patients. When publically owned Shorncliffe and Totem are closed and replaced by private operator Trellis, the Auxiliary will not be able to perform its valuable work.. Privatization of our care facilities is more than the government playing with numbers and offloading responsibility for the care of our elderly. It directly affects our elders (and the staff who will work for lower wages and lose seniority.) Research suggests that the greater the profit the worse the outcomes in private facilities. We need to retain care facilities that humanize our community. A privatized facility just doesn’t allow for

a warmhearted Auxiliary to enhance the work of a caring staff. B. Gail Riddell, Sechelt

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On Nov. 8, I attended the Sunshine Coast Community Forests (SCCF) meeting entitled “After the Harvest” in Sechelt. The main presenter was SCCF Director Fidel Fogarty, who was paid $35,000 for a three-month field study and report documenting fungal species across the SCCF tenure areas. His report was made public the day before the meeting. However, to the surprise of many attending, he did not reveal its findings or recommendations. His presentation was cut short with no Q & A allowed. In actually reading the report, I found of one of Fogarty's key findings would have been very interesting to discuss at the meeting, that being current research that points to the fact that 'Non Timber Forest Products' (mushrooms, medicinal plants, floral products, etc.) could be worth 7 cents/m2/year = $700 per hectare per year. Over a 100-year horizon, these products (mushrooms, medicinal plants, floral products) could be worth up to $70,000 per ha. Was the fungal study just a PR campaign to make it appear that this logging operation is now interested in 'managing' the forest for non-timber values? It's now up to Sechelt Mayor Milne and Council (owners of SCCF) to decide if they support clear cut logging of 'The Chanterelle Forest', and 'Wilson Fungal & Wildlife Refuge', which would effectively destroy said non-timber products, or have them preserved leading to the transition to

(re “Before a fixed link”, letters, the Local, Nov. 17) Yes, we need to upgrade our water system. Yes, we need to upgrade our highways. Yes, we probably need to upgrade our sewers and all sorts of other infrastructure. But, how do we pay for all that? Local governments are already wrestling with the issue of not having enough money to pay for needed maintenance, never mind expansion projects. They recognize that the local tax base cannot accept increased taxes, so they are forced to borrow. Opening up access to the region will be key in expanding the tax base, and facilitating an ability to pay for these expansions. As for rapid transit...yeah, right. And people think a fixed link is too expensive. Ryan Medd, Gibsons

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Elves Club one-day fundraiser In the past, the Elves Club and Coast TV hosted a telethon to raise funds, to provide hampers of food and gifts to families who needed extra help at Christmas time. This year there will not be a telethon but Elves will instead partner with Coast Cable and first responders on the Sunshine Coast to do a massive one-day fundraiser all over the Coast on Dec. 3. “The Gibsons Fire Department has consistently been the biggest donation to the telethon with their Sunnycrest Mall boot drive, so we asked the volunteer emergency services right up the

Coast to do something similar,” said Coast TV’s manager Steve Sleep. “The emergency groups have been great” added Elves President Lynn Nestman, “ “We have all the malls from Gibsons to Pender Harbour covered from 10am-2pm. The Gibsons Fire Department will take up their regular post at the Sunnycrest Mall, lower Gibsons and the IGA mall in Gibsons will be covered by Gibsons Marine SAR. Wilson Creek mall will see the Sunshine Coast SAR in their bright orange jackets. The Halfmoon bay Marine SAR group will cover the Tsain-Ko mall and

the Sechelt fire Department will be at Trail Bay mall. We are still working on Pender Harbour but there will definitely be someone there too”. The Elves and Coast TV are hoping this “Crash the Coast” event will raise at least as much money as the telethon would. The event finishes up Saturday at 6pm with a 30 minute live broadcast on Coast TV where the money raised will be totaled up and presented to the Elves. Meanwhile, the annual toy lunch at the Blackfish Pub in Gibsons will not be held this year. It had been advertised for Dec. 3. Submitted

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Church sale approved A last ditch attempt to prevent the sale of Gibsons United Church failed on Nov. 22, when the Vancouver Burrard Presbytery voted to authorize the sale of the church lands on Trueman Road in Gibsons. The Presbytery previously authorized the sale in March, but a group of "renegade" congregation members organized a Save Our Church campaign and appealed the decision. The group, led by parishioner Mary Bittroff, presented their case to a court of Presbytery members from churches across the Lower Mainland in an emotional meeting. Opponents of the sale pointed out that current property is mortgage and tax free, and proposed earning income by renting space to community groups and attracting new membership through events. Minister Terri Scallon disagreed. "People are not coming here. That's why the programming doesn't work. We tried it. And tried it and tried it." Like many other mainstream churches, Gibsons United is struggling with a declining and aging congregation. The church has

been dipping into financial reserves, and despite cutting the minister's salary back to half time and deferring building maintenance, they are forecast to run out of money in the spring of 2017. The church board wants to lease space at the Gibsons Public Market for an office and Sunday services. The five-year pre-paid lease would cost $153,000, leaving the congregation with net funds of approximately $500,000 after sale of their property. A budget prepared by the board showed that these funds would be exhausted in five to 10 years, paying for operating expenses and the minister's salary. The church council hopes to revitalize their membership through community outreach at a storefront church "where people are already coming." But comments at the meeting made it clear that some church members strongly oppose the Public Market location, and are angry that the lease seems to be "a done deal." Neighbour Bev Burgoyne said: "This building provides you with a source of income. When I look at the financials for moving to the Public Market I see your church being

dead within five to 10 years. Your money will all be gone. You'll never get another church." She added: "If you think you’re going to entice me back to church where cash registers are going ka-ching ka-ching just down the hall, you are sadly mistaken." Bittroff also disputed the contention that the parish is 78 per cent in favour of the sale, claiming that many congregation members did not attend the meeting where the vote was taken. Presbytery representatives checked the records and noted that 36 eligible members voted in 2015 and the parish roll currently has 69 people on it. The meeting was also attended by a representative of St. Bart's Anglican Church who brought a formal offer to share space at St. Bart's. However, the motions under discussion were only about the sale of the property. Gibsons United Church went on the market in the spring of 2016. A conditional offer fell through in July after opposition by neighbours to redevelopment plans. The property is currently zoned for public assembly. Donna McMahon

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There is a labour dispute impacting our constituency, and that is the lock-out of 70 workers from Texada QuarNicholas Simons rying, a subsidiary of the MLA, recently merged construcPowell River and tion material giant LafargeSunshine Coast Holcim. The dispute is not over wages, but over the The Sunshine Coast re- right of workers to maintain mains one of the most desir- seniority rights. It seems able places to live in British hard-fought workers’ rights Columbia, with its unpar- cannot be taken for granted. alleled beauty, excellent Labour disputes in small schools, and unique cultural communities strain relations, and recreational attractions. so it is everyone’s hope that Community groups, societ- the company will return to ies and volunteers all do so the bargaining table. The petition against the much to maintain and enhance our quality of life. As profitization of seniors’ and we are in what is considered long-term care continues to the season for giving, I hope attract signatures –with over people find themselves in a 6,000 residents of the Sunposition to support the chari- shine Coast having signed it ties and organizations that already. The community is fill the gaps where public adamantly opposed to the funds and the private sector inadequate and ill-conceived plan to close Totem and businesses cannot reach. Good news announce- Shorncliffe, two public faments will start to come from cilities, in favour of one forprofit facility outside of the our Provincial government September 6, 2016 - January 18, 2017 as we approach an election. Sechelt core. The plan was The first of many includes imposed on our community new rental housing for se- without any discussion with niors in Pender Harbour any elected representatives which is a project over 10 or the health-care commuyears in the making. While nity. As service levels decrease it will not come close to addressing what has become a and fares increase on our fer- Vancouver ries one might suspect that housingLangdale crisis, it is apprecithe Bay) standard conservative ated and welcome. (Gibsons) - (Horseshoe

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formula is at work –ruin a public service until the public demands another option. But as discussions swirl around possible new transportation links to the Lower Mainland, any of which is years away, I am being encouraged to continue to advocate for adequate ferry services. I had the honour of witnessing an evening at the Longhouse for Chief Garry Feschuk who while recovering from a stroke, continues to bring community together. Hundreds of friends and supporters packed the shíshálh Longhouse for dancing and drumming, and to help fund costs associated with his recovery. He is happy to be able to continue his recovery with dedicated health-care professionals here on the Sunshine Coast. I anticipate that projects he initiated will continue to reach fruition. As the festive season approaches I have dusted off my cello –thanks to the Coast Fiddlers for letting me play at the Lions Club fundraiser at Tim Hortons. I’m looking forward to playing with the Sunshine Coast Orchestra again –their concert is at the SIB Hall on Dec. 11. The best of the Season and Merry Christmas from Kim, Maggie and me.

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Will the shíshálh get a school trustee? SCRD Directors grappled with how best to respond to a request by School District 46 for feedback on redefining the boundaries of the Trustee Electoral Areas (TEAs) at the Corporate and Administrative Services Committee meeting on Nov. 24. Currently, the Sechelt Indian Government District (SIGD) is part of Rural Area 2, which also includes SCRD Areas D (Roberts Creek), E (Elphinstone) and F (West Howe Sound). Three trustees are elected to represent this area. The school board is looking at options that would give the Sechelt Nation stronger representation, without increasing the overall number of trustees. Silas White, Town of Gib-

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sons representative at the SCRD and former School Board chair, provided some background. "There was a request for a trustee seat for only the SIGD in 2002 and that was denied by the Ministry of Education because they were only looking at population numbers," said White. "There's more to it than just looking at population numbers." Director Mark Lebbell made a motion in support of creating a dedicated electoral area for the Sechelt Nation. While all the other directors supported this motion in principle, opinion was divided on whether it was even appropriate for the SCRD to choose a particular option for the SIGD.

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Gibsons Mayor Wayne Rowe presented Violet Winegarden with the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers on Nov. 24. This is a replacement for the Governor General's medal she received in 2012, which has been renamed. Winegarden runs the Happy Cat Haven out of her home on School Road. She was also one of the founders of the Elphinstone Pioneer Museum, which was folded into what is now the Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives in Gibsons. DONNA MCMAHON PHOTO

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Hey readers. Hope your December will be jolly. In Special Olympics we are celebrating the holiday season and everything special about our volunteers, coaches and athletes at the annual Christmas banquet at the Sechelt Legion on Dec. 10. Of course there will be the usual fanfare, in anticipation of the arrival of The Man in Red. Last month our local hosted their first curling bonspiel at the Gibsons Curling Rink with teams from Powell River and Langley in attendance. Visiting coaches, Susan Storry, head coach from Powell River for six years, and Deb Kovacs head coach

you have purchased your dog licence, the tag and tag number will remain allocated to your dog - removing the need to issue a new one each year and reducing waste. For convenience, dog licences can be renewed online at www.scrd.ca/myscrd. Licences can also be purchased and/or renewed at these locations: • Gibsons & Area Community Centre • Sechelt Aquatic Centre

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when a dog is feeling uncomfortable or anxious and by building what is called a “safety history“ with the dog. Some of the signals dogs show when stressed by a situation are shifting the eyes sideways, turning the head to one side or the other slowly, a tongue flick (where the tongue is placed over the muzzle as if the dog were licking his lips) and/or slowing down their movements. Often several signals together give a good overall picture of the way the dog is feeling. Other signals include piloerection or the raising of the hair along the shoulders and the back and changes in placement of the ears. Sometimes the dog will lunge and snap if he becomes more anxious and

needs space. To help the fearful dog, one needs be reasonable in one’s expectations on how quickly the dog will become more confident, and avoid or assist the dog through situations that the dog appears to find stressful. Minimize the dog’s exposure to his individual stressors. Manage the dogs’ environment so his exposure to the stressors is limited and he is not overwhelmed. Build the dog’s confidence through activities like scent work or games. Working through the fear to help the dog feel safe and become more confident helps minimize the risk of aggressive, fear-based behavior and health issues associated with chronic stress.

for Langley who has been curling for 20-plus years, were both excited to visit the Coast and happy to see the athletes in action. They look forward to a rematch at their own clubs. Visiting athlete Richard Lang from Powell River has been curling for a decade was very “excited” to be at the bonspiel. Local athlete, Shelly McCuaig has been on the Special Olympic Sunshine Coast curling team for six years. Her family has a long history with curling. She found the whole event “fun”. Thanks to Gibsons Curling Club, Starbucks, Sechelt Subway, Pat Stuart and all the coaches for making this event a success. On Dec. 4, two of our floor hockey athletes are going to Vancouver to take part in the Jon Baillie Skills Competition. Those athletes, Destiny and Brandon will get a

chance to work on passing and shooting skill, and overall just having fun. My dad, Robert Wotton talked about the Novice swimming program that he helps with on Wednesdays. He said head coach Cathy Verge is working with the new athletes and coaches to build a sense of team and belonging. One coach usually works with one athlete while they all practice such skills as breath timing, stroke improvement, kicking and general comfort in the water. He also told me that she arranges for coaches with less experience to work alongside coaches with more experience so they are learning more about coaching whilst the athletes become better swimmers. Well that’s all for now, may your holidays be merry and your tree shine, shine and shine.


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Jacquie Allan loves to sing jazz. “I come out of the swing tradition,” says Allan. “It’s a very democratic form of music. It’s all about getting together, working out the arrangements and having fun. It’s just such a joy.” While also working as a fitness instructor, Allan has been steadfast in her pursuit of a career as a jazz vocalist. She has studied with Nikki Weber, Jay Clayton and Sheila Jordon who was a friend of Charlie Parker’s. “I’ve had the benefit of outstanding

training in vocal jazz,” admits Allan. “One of the skills related to being a jazz vocalist is that when you are singing lyrics, you’re able to be understood. The diction is really important. [And] you need to be able to follow not just the melody line but the chord changes and be able to improvise overtop of line changes.” Allan is teaming up with locals Anna Lumière on keyboards, saxophonist Graham Ord and Vancouver-based bassist Brent Gubbles for a seasonal concert on Dec. 4. The concert opens with the Elphinstone Jazz Band led by Tom Kellough who have been working on their repertoire throughout the fall. Allan’s quartet will be playing favourites like “I’ve Got

Many writers reading As part of its birthday celebrations, the Sunshine Coast Arts Council will host an evening of readings by your favourite local writers on Dec. 3. The Council is marking 50 years of serving the arts and the people of the Coast, and its Author Readings Series is one of its oldest and most successful programs. The Arts Council was home to the Writers’ Forge group who launched Sechelt’s celebrated Festival of the Written Arts, which highlights our summer, while individual readings at the Arts Centre keep the literary flame alight for the rest of the year. So come out and help your Arts Council celebrate decades of hosting the best of Canadian writers from here and from across Canada. Join a group of the Coast’s finest writers, from elders of the

tribe like Howard White to younger writers just coming into their own like Rebecca Hendry, Cathie MacLean, and Joe Denham, recently short-listed for the Governor General’s Award for poetry. Other writers reading include Jan DeGrass, Kristjana Gunnars, Theresa Kishkan, Rosella Leslie, John Pass, Andreas Schroeder and Susan Telfer. Enjoy an evening of readings, conversation, refreshments, including a cash bar, and a special half-time entertainment in which Andreas Schroeder presents the most amazing literary awards. Saturday Dec. 3, 7:30pm at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Trail and Medusa. Admission $10, with the proceeds to help the Council carry on serving the arts. Submitted

Earlier this year the Gibsons Library completed some much needed renovations, incorporating underused space in the foyer into the main area of the Library which is now used for a Teen area. As part of the larger Library Renovation project the Library is now raising funds for the Children’s Library. Danielle Aresenault, the Young Person’s Librarian said “the goal is to create a more vibrant, engaging, spacious and user-friendly children’s area that we hope will inspire children and their families for years to come”. To raise funds the Library is participating in a pilot community crowdsourcing project; to date community members have donated close to $4,000 towards the project by pledging funds through Wayblaze, the community crowdfunding platform. To help the Library reach its target the Gibsons & District Public Library Foundation announced that they will match every dollar donated to the fundraising project up to a maximum of $5,000. Tracey Therrien, Library Director, explained that between now and the Dec. 12

deadline each donation will be matched by the Library Foundation: “We encourage existing donors and potential new donors to donate between now and Dec. 12 to help us reach our target”. Donations can be made at the Library or by visiting wayblaze.com The Gibsons & District Library Foundation's mission is to generate long-term funding in support of the Gibsons Library and its services. It does this by receiving gifts, bequests, and funds on behalf of the Library. To find out more about the Library foundation please visit: gibsonslibraryfoundation.org Submitted

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My Love To Keep Me Warm,” “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” “Christmas Island” and “Cool Yule.” “I search out compositions that have a story to tell in a beautiful way, like poetry, and that have been set to melodies that match that story line,” says Allan. “We’ve chosen music to celebrate the season of playfulness and fun, knowing that it’s also a reverent season.” Perennial local favourite Joe Stanton is also on the bill. “I really appreciate Joe’s finger picking style of guitar work,” says Allan. “He has such an engaging voice and delivery and his compositions are so beautiful.” The concert takes place at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Gibsons. “It’s a very comfortable venue in which to perform and host

an event,” says Allan. “I’m just so taken with the acoustics there.” Purposely scheduled as an afternoon concert to make it accessible for everyone, Allan looks forward to singing and sharing the afternoon’s music. “[We’re] coming together to present music of the season that is focussed on having fun and being together to share joy and love in the spirit of the season.” Yuletide by the Seaside presented by the Sunshine Coast Jazz and Entertainment Society. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2pm at St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church in Gibsons. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Available at Strait Music, MELOmania, WOW Art Gallery and online at share-there.com.

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Events on the Sunshine Coast December 2 Bake and craft sale by Halfmoon Bay Healthcare Auxiliary, Trail Bay Mall, Sechelt, 9am-3pm December 2 Winter Soirée dinner and dance, Rockwater Secret Cove Resort, Halfmoon Bay, 5:3011:30pm, $37 (dance only $25), 877-296-4593 December 2 A Choral Christmas with A Cappella Strait and Choralations Children’s Choir, St. John’s United Church, Davis Bay, 7pm, adults $15, students & seniors $12, under 12 free December 2-4 Roberts Creek Community Association 47th annual Christmas craft fair, Roberts Creek Hall and Masonic Hall, Fri. 5-9pm, Sat. & Sun. 10am4pm, $2 December 3 Breakfast with Santa, Halfmoon Bay Community School, 9-11:30am, person $6, family $20 December 3 First responders with boots collecting donations for the Elves Club, at malls in Gibsons, Sechelt and Pender Harbour, 10am-2pm, followed by 6pm live program on Coast Cable to add up the money raised December 3 Elders craft fair, Sechelt band hall, 10am-3pm December 3 Christmas craft fair, Roberts Creek Legion, 10am-4pm, Santa 1-2pm, $2 December 3 Annual toy lunch at the Blackfish Pub, Gibsons: cancelled December 3 Harbour Gallery art sale, 12953 Gonzales Rd., Madeira Park, 11am-4pm December 3 SC Film Society presents award-winning movie, “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”, Raven’s Cry Theatre, Sechelt, 2pm, members $5, others $9 December 3 A Choral Christmas with A Cappella Strait and Choralations Children’s Choir, St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, Gibsons, 7pm, adults $15, students & seniors $12, under 12 free December 3 "Hop-Scotch", food, beer and scotch, by PH Rotary Club, Pender Harbour Community Hall, 7pm, $100 December 3 SC Arts Council 50th anniversary celebration with readings by 11 Coast writers and an “unusual awards ceremony”, Arts Centre, Sechelt, 7:30pm, $10 December 3 Santa “Cause” Dance party, ugly sweater theme, fundraiser for Elves Club, Gibsons Curling Club, 7:30pm, $15 December 3 Dave’s Not Here, Gibsons Legion, 8pm, members $5, others $10 December 3-4 Creek Clayworks pottery sale and open house, 1738 Lockyer Rd., Roberts Creek, 10am-5pm

December 3-4 Potter Laurie Roland open studio, 4676 Whitaker Rd., Davis Bay, 10am-5pm December 4 Yuletide by the Seaside with Jacquie Allan, Joe Stanton, Anna Lumière, Graham Ord, Brent Gubbles and Elphinstone Jazz Band, St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, Gibsons, 2pm, advance $20, at the door $25 December 4 Winter celebration with Music Makers adult choir and Guitar Gang with guests, St. John’s United Church, Davis Bay, 7pm, by donation December 5 SC Film Society presents award-winning movie, “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”, Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons, 7:30pm, members $5, others $9 December 6 Sale of works by Sunshine Coast Artists Co-operative opens, Gibsons Public Art Gallery, 10am-5pm (runs to noon Dec. 24) December 6 Candlelight ceremony on National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women, Dougall Park, Gibsons, 5:30pm December 7 Kidsport $1 turkey raffle with two turkeys raffled every 15 minutes, to support youth sports, Blackfish Pub, Gibsons, 4-8pm December 8 Preview of ElderCollege’s 17 spring courses, Capilano University, Sechelt, 10-11:30am, free December 9 Handel’s “Messiah” and Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” by the Messiah Choir, St. John’s United Church, Davis Bay, 7pm, $20 December 9 A “JavaJazz Christmas” and carol sing, Bethel Baptist Church, Trail and Mermaid, Sechelt, 7pm, $15, also collecting non-perishable times for the food bank December 10 Christmas Cookie Caper, fill a provided container with cookies for $14, St. John’s United Church, Davis Bay, 9am-noon, 604-740-0503 December 10 Last Chance Christmas market, Gibsons Community Centre, 10am-5pm December 10 “Flair” support group for men and women cancer patients, Rockwood Centre, Sechelt, 10am-noon, 604-740-3110 December 10 Harbour Gallery art sale, 12953 Gonzales Rd., Madeira Park, 11am-4pm December 10 Santa arrives by boat, Gibsons government dock, 11am, with refreshments and entertainment at Gibsons Public Art until 4pm, and carol ships in the harbour at 5pm December 10 Christmas carol singalong, St. Hilda’s Anglican Church, Sechelt, 4pm

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Tip of the Week: The final month of 2016 has begun. In this Universal 9-Year, Sagittarius the 9th Sign and this last month of the year both synchronize with some important themes. Specifically, these refer to endings and, in the higher sense, to graduations. While this is ever true of December in regard to Winter Solstice, a.k.a. the natural New Year, and to December 31st, which highlights the final breath of the societal year count, it is especially poignant this year. 2007 was the previous Universal 9-Year and, in many respects it was a major turning point for us all and this is especially true with regard to the fast approaching Universal 1-Year that 2017 represents, as was 2008. From a whole perspective, the current planetary alignments indicate the need to awaken from our denials and imbalances, both individually and collectively. Yes, the scales are loaded once again. The effects or karmic returns get tallied in the 9th year. The following year, the 1-year, ever manifest as a time of new beginnings and these are seldom easy. They require pioneer-

Rescue team called in Emergency crews were called to the 12000 block of the Sunshine Coast Highway in Madeira Park around 1:30pm on Nov. 23, after an SUV fell about 40 feet off the roadway into a creek. Sunshine Coast RCMP, Paramedics and the Pender Harbour Fire Department initially responded to the call. Upon arriving at the scene, it was determined that the vehicle had come to rest on its side in a swollen creek bed, on the edge of another drop-off.

Given the precarious location of the vehicle, the Sechelt Fire Department was also called out for their specialized training and equipment for high-angle rescues. Members of Sunshine Coast Search and Rescue attended as well. Once first responders were able to reach the vehicle, they extracted the female driver and sole occupant. The female was airlifted to hospital with non-lifethreatening injuries. Submitted by RCMP

base is underway. In addition to working hard, you may feel that you have to dig deeper into your reserves of faith than ever before. Your ability to enjoy the process itself will help a lot. The deeper work includes core changes in your daily routine. Sagittarius (Nov 21–Dec 21) Money is probably a big motivation for you now. That phrase, ‘Go BIG or go home’ was probably coined by one of you centaurs. So, now you find yourself saying it to yourself. Your expansion plan includes reaching out to meet and greet, to make new friends and attract new fans and clients too. Capricorn (Dec 21–Jan 19) A lot is happening for you, perhaps especially behind the scenes and/or in the back of your mind. The focus and quality of your commitments are featured. Striking a balance between what you feel you genuinely need and what seems fair for all concerned is a core theme. To support this balance, seek to understand as much as to be understood.

Aquarius (Jan 19–Feb 19) Increase and expansion are keywords for you now. They are probably linked to knowledge, making key connections and increasing your popularity. This trend will continue and increase noticeably over the coming weeks. Taking the initiative to see familiar things, people and approaches differently will help. Once you do, take action on your new perspectives to integrate them.

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Pisces (Feb 19–Mar 20) Taking new leads in your public and professional life is important now. This includes making key contacts with friends and professional allies. The more engaged you are with others, the better. Doing so will serve to support your focus. Be accountable to your dreams and the network of people you have chosen to help you realize them.

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continues. Yet it is spliced with a serious tone as well. You want to feel productive and not simply inspired. A push for measurable results has begun. Engaging others so that they take action as well feels important to support an atmosphere of mutuality and synergy. Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 22) Focusing to feel more confident is on your mind. Questions about what steps and measures you can take are on your mind. Reaching out for support from others is likely. Learning ‘how to’ yourself, versus simply receiving is important, lest you become dependent. Focus on what is fair for all concerned. Leo (Jul 22–Aug 23) Getting organized with your creative focus continues. You have a longer list of goals than usual. Time management is extra important. You probably need to get clear on your outcome in each case. Identify what each area of focus requires and bring each forward to be recognized and given its due time and attention. Virgo (Aug 23–Sep 22) The time has come to grow new roots. If you are taking action now and learning how to earn more money you are on a successful track. Whether you are fine-tuning your existing talents, gifts and skills, or learning new ways to share them with others, your timing is great. Replace fear with action. Libra (Sep 22–Oct 22) You are learning to see the world anew. The urge to break free from restrictive attitudes, interpretations and behavior patters is growing stronger by the day. Avoid regrets and tap into the ‘power of now’. Forgive yourself, forgive others, forgive existence itself for hosting this drama called life and make a fresh start. Scorpio (Oct 22–Nov 21) A search for inspiration, guidance and vision to increase your personal power

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