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Cell-tower health concerns trigger petition Industry Canada, which regulates cell towers, says companies must seek the opinion of residents within a radius of three times the tower’s height, in this case, 105 metres. Parkland residents said in emails sent to council along with the petition that some environmental studies suggest there be a minimum 500-metre distance from residences because, “the necessary and extensive studies on cell phone tower radiation have not yet been conducted to determine the effects of long-term exposure.” Residents fear that as long as concerns linger about the tower’s health impact, people will be less likely to invest in the neighbourhood and property values will be driven down. “I inquired several times prior to moving to Parkland about this cell tower and was it was going to be up the mountain and there was just going to be a repeater within the vicinity of Parkland,” Joe told councillors. “We’re close to a mall, there’s a medical clinic, there’s a veterinary clinic, there’s a multitude of homes,” she said. Joe’s neighbours said the plans for the tower and its preliminary approval came as a

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A public hearing on the rezoning of the controversial Goldmoss Gallery in Roberts Creek has been cancelled. The Sunshine Coast Regional District’s Board of Directors had given first reading to the rezoning application on May 28 and scheduled a public hearing for June 17 at Roberts Creek Hall. However, the agenda for the June 11 SCRD Board meeting listed a motion that says the

hearing was, “cancelled per the request of the applicant.” Gallery co-owner Bon Roberts declined comment on the matter when contacted by the Local. SCRD senior planner Andrew Allen said the Goldmoss owners withdrew because they could not accept the bylaw when it was amended to prohibit live amplified music at their openings. Allen said the proposal could still go to a public hearing but would have to

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shock. “We received no notification of any kind,” said Lesleigh Farr and Daryl Austman, who also live on Wright Rd. and had only recently learned about the plans. “The first choice for siting a tower should not be where people work, play, or live.” Farr and Ausman also noted that parts of the residential subdivision yet to be built fall well within 105 metres of the tower. Mayor Wayne Rowe told Joe that the Town has no jurisdiction over cell towers, and that Council was able to stop construction of another controversial Rogers tower in 2013 only because it was to be built at the North Rd. fire hall, a municipal property. But Rowe added that Council understood the residents’ concerns and suggested that Rogers be made aware of the objections, “so they are taken into consideration by whatever deliberations are ultimately made by Industry Canada.” Council then unanimously passed a resolution to send the petition and a follow-up letter to the company. Rik Jespersen go back to the SCRD board first. The Lower Rd. gallery has been the target of complaints from neighbours, who have erected signs condemning the gallery’s presence. The residents say that public events held there are not in accordance with residential zoning bylaws, are noisy, and draw dozens of parked cars which present a traffic hazard. However, many other neighbourhood residents spoke enthusiastically in favour of the gallery at a SCRD information meeting held in September 2014. The owners have won preliminary approvals from SCRD planners and local community groups to make major changes on the property and have it deemed a Residential Art Gallery (RAG), which would be a new zoning designation. The RAG zoning would allow four public events a year, each lasting eight hours or less, and at which live amplified music would be prohibited. Rik Jespersen

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Fears about a cell tower’s possible health effects and the impact on property values has prompted a petition and an impassioned plea to Gibsons’ Town Council. Many of the 30 residents of the Parkland subdivision who signed the petition against the planned Rogers cell tower turned out at the June 2 Council meeting, with one of them urgently asking councillors to help prevent construction. “The vibe in the neighbourhood now is that if the cell tower is approved, for-sale signs are going on just about everybody’s lot,” said Wright Rd. resident Christa Joe, who owns a completed home and has begun construction on a second investment property she owns there. “My property values are going to go down as soon as [the tower] is erected, and I’m not okay with that,” said Joe. At its May 19 meeting, Council passed a resolution of concurrence with Rogers’s planned 35-metre (115-foot) tower on an industrially zoned property at 700 Payne Rd., after receiving a report that the company had completed the required neighbourhood consultation.

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Editorial Opinion

Save the sponge reefs

Local and national conservation groups are welcoming the June 5 announcement by the federal government of fishing closures for the Strait of Georgia's glass sponge reefs – a global treasure found nowhere else in the world. "For more than six years the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) has been leading a concerted effort to convince Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to protect these reefs. They are a global treasure found no-where else in the world. The reefs are thousands of years old and they are incredibly fragile," said Sabine Jessen, national oceans program director at CPAWS. The fishing closures will prohibit all bottom contact fishing over the reefs themselves and a 150 metre wide buffer around them, to ensure that the reefs are not accidentally damaged by fishing gear and to protect them from sedimentation. DFO established voluntary closures last year in order to protect the reefs while consultation was underway. The closures come after months of consultation and discussions among DFO, the conservation groups, the commercial and recreational fishing sectors, and First Nations. The conservation sector was represented by CPAWS, David Suzuki Foundation, Marine Life Sanctuaries Society, Sunshine Coast Conservation Association, and the Vancouver Aquarium. "Glass sponge reefs were only discovered recently; they are usually found more than 100-feet deep so most of the reefs are very hard to observe and study," said Jeff Marliave, vice president of marine science at Vancouver Aquarium. "But the work that scientists have been able to do shows that they are tremendously important ecosystems; they filter large amounts of bacteria from seawater and they provide habitat for a host of other species including endangered rockfish and the much-loved BC spot prawns" adds Marliave. Fishermen targeting spot prawns drop their traps around the reefs and risk damaging the incredibly fragile glass sponges. "Spot prawns are currently considered to be a sustainable seafood choice according to the SeaChoice ranking program. These fishing closures show a commitment by DFO to address the fleet's habitat impacts to ensure the long term sustainability of BC spot prawns and our oceans" said Scott Wallace, senior research scientist at the David Suzuki Foundation and science coordinator for SeaChoice. The Strait of Georgia glass sponge reefs were first discovered during seafloor mapping in 2001. There are reefs located near Galiano Island, Hornby Island, Parksville, Gabriola Island, the Sunshine Coast, West Vancouver, near the mouth of the Fraser, and in the middle of the Strait of Georgia and up into Howe Sound. "On the Sunshine Coast, local citizens have been asking for many years for protection of our glass sponge reefs, so we are looking forward to our community taking a stewardship role and working with DFO staff and fishers to ensure the long term safety of these amazing ecosystems" said Cindy Harlow of the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association. “Fishing closures are addressing one of the main threats to the reefs. However, they also need protection from other threats such as anchors, cables and oil spills. After all, these are the only glass sponge reefs in the world!" said Alexandra Barron, Marine Conservation Coordinator at CPAWS. Submitted

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(re “Telus offer to rural residents”, the Local, May 28) I read with great interest the article about the Telus offer to rural residents until I got to the part which listed street names and found my street not listed. When BC Hydro came to Stephens Way in 2008 Telus refused to put in telephone land line. Then in 2014 when we saw high speed internet being upgraded and brought up the coast highway, we assumed and waited and then saw the crews come right up to and past Stephens Way! We contacted Telus and after much discussion were presented with an offer of service for $25,000 plus $3,500 per house connection fee; we were unable to pull that amount of money together. Now I read in the Local, May 28 they are willing to connect other rural streets and areas for $500 yet we had not been approached with this offer. We can only hope that our street will be considered; so 100 per cent of the residents on Stephens Way went on line and confirmed indeed we would sign up; pay $500 a year in advance as well as forgoing promo features like others got. I can't believe in this day and age we are still without being able to sign up for basic telephone communications and high speed internet that many others on the coast take for granted. Karen Biddlecombe, Halfmoon Bay An incident on the 5:50 pm Horseshoe Bay – Langdale ferry on June 4 shortened our Sunshine Coast holiday, but renewed our faith in humanity. We had prompt service from BCAA, All Coast Towing, and Bob’s Automotive Repairs. Concern for our welfare by fellow car passengers, delivery to our accommodation by W. Sechelt residents Carol and John, and extra care from our Rose Lane Bed & Breakfast hosts will be remembered for a long time. Marilou & Bob Paterson, Parksville

The CoastMakers would like to thank all our Community sponsors who help make the first annual Sunshine Coast Mini Maker Faire a huge success. Our sponsors were key collaborators in making this event happen. We had 349 registered attendees and quite a few more who slipped in around the fences! Many thanks: to the Town of Gibsons and their super supportive staff, who were wonderful to work with; and to The Kinsmen Club for their very well-appointed hall and grounds making it a perfect location for this event. Thanks to all the volunteers from the Gibsons Chamber of Commerce helping out with registration and the volunteers from the Sunshine Coast Credit Union who staffed the craft booth, which was a huge hit with all the kids. Thank you to the Local for putting us on the cover of your May 28 edition to help spread the word about the event! A special thanks to the 20plus local businesses that sponsored the event financially. Without you, this would not have happened! Thank you Coast Cable who, in addition to providing free Wifi for the entire park, filmed the entire day! So if you were unable to attend, you can watch the 1/2 hour recap on Coast TV. It will be shown on the community TV show "Arts on the Coast" and will be repeating for awhile. Diane Mueller, Sechelt The recent Harper Conservative mailer under John Weston’s name fatuously brags about delivering the “largest and longest federal infrastructure plan in Canadian history”. It is yet another exercise in smoke and mirrors to distract Canadians from what really matters. What’s missing from the Conservative spin is that their plan is “largest and longest” only because its $10 billion commitment is spread over 10 years: a mere $1 billion per year covering ten provinces and three ter-

ritories. Infrastructure Canada has on average under spent its annual budgets by some $1.5 billion. Much of the ‘new’ money is designed to subsidize corporate sector resource extraction through projects like rail and shipping infrastructure. The qualifying conditions for provincial, regional and municipal governments, band councils, public sector bodies and others are sufficiently onerous that actually accessing the planned funds is frequently difficult. This is not an accident. While there is always some lapse between the money promised and the money accessed, under the Conservatives those lapses have increased dramatically, to the point that now one in ten dollars in planned infrastructure budgets are not spent. This allows the Conservatives to make bold promises, generating favourable headlines, knowing they will not actually have make good on the fullness of their promises. Harper’s Conservatives now lay claim to a balanced budget: balanced on the backs of more than $1 billion over 5 years held back by Indian and Northern Affairs, $1 billion over 10 years held back by Veterans Affairs, $100 million held back in Employment and Social Development last year alone. Plus cutbacks in science, environmental protection and more. Canadians need to ask how many lives were lost as a result of withheld spending? What opportunities were missed? Where might we be as a nation had promises made actually produced the outcomes claimed? Jef Keighley, Halfmoon Bay

'We all have ability'

In May, I was part of a delegation of people from the Sunshine Coast who attended the 60th Anniversary Conference of Inclusion B.C. in Vancouver. The theme was all about how folks with disabilities on all levels can be equal to everyone. I found the Self Advocate Leadership workshop to be extremely informative and I felt that the rights of those in the disability community were

firmly represented and expressed. We all have the ability to lead and the right NOT to be lead simply by the hand. On the final day of the conference, Tamara Taggart from CTV delivered a touching keynote address about her son and the importance of love and family for those with a developmental disability. She is a strong advocate for her son within the school system but to his sisters, he is simply their brother. I also attended a workshop hosted by none other than acclaimed storyteller and local celeb David Roche of Roberts Creek on the power of personal storytelling. Attendees were given the chance to come to the front of the room and tell a story to a “sea of love and warm eyes” to quote Roche. Previous experience was not an issue. I heard tales of friendship, family, love and overcoming the odds. Each performer was given expert coaching by David as well as many appreciations from the audience. David Roche also delivered the closing keynote speech in which he confessed he had “fallen in love with us all and didn’t want to say goodbye” a statement I found also to be true for me. He told funny stories about growing up and going to a Catholic school and how in his loving family and neighbourhood he found inclusion. I hope to attend the conference again next year to continue to learn, meet new people and find my own voice as a man with FASD, an invisible disability that in no way hampers me from being a power in my own right. Micheal Oswald, Roberts Creek Letters to the Editor should be sent by e-mail to editor@thelocalweekly. ca. The deadline is Monday at 10am for that week’s paper. Generally, letters should not exceed 300 words. And all letters must be signed, include the writer’s community of residence and (not for publication) telephone number. Letters may be edited for a variety of reasons.


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Stargazers to open new observatory June 27 The big telescope at the Sunshine Coast’s new observatory is finally in place and will be checking out the heavens well in advance of the facility’s official opening June 27. The wooden observatory building, complete with a roof that rolls back to expose the telescope to the sky, is located on the far side of the runway at the east end of the Sunshine Coast Regional Airport and has taken nearly three years to complete. The $15,000 telescope, finally put on its mount on June 7, has a 14-inch mirror. But that considerable size will effectively be increased again five-fold by a special camera that will be part of the apparatus. “The camera is sensitive enough that it will make it equivalent to a 70-inch mirror because the camera’s CCD device can collect light much more effectively,” said Charles Ennis, president of the Sunshine Coast Centre of the

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. The camera, purchased with the help of a $3,600 grant from the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation, will project its images onto a flat screen, which will offer a non-traditional viewing experience. “Rather than people lining up to look through the eyepiece, they can look at the screen,” Ennis said. “So it will be much more effective for public outreach and it will be much more effective for science.” And there’s much science that can be done at the observatory. “There are billions of things out there to be observed,” said Ennis. “Seventy per cent of the stars in the sky are at least binary, they’re twins, they’re rotating and nobody’s figured out their orbital periods. We could do that. We can search for supernovas, we can look for near-Earth objects, we can do all kinds of stuff, and we

can let the community get involved.” Members are putting finishing touches on the solarpowered, 144-square-foot observatory building and to the disabled- accessible front deck built to accommodate other telescopes that fellow stargazers might want to bring to the site. The official opening ceremony at 4 pm on June 27 will be open to the society’s 57 members, supporters and some local dignitaries. Because the site cannot accommodate many people, the general public cannot be invited to the event— but Ennis takes pains to point out that people are welcome at the observatory. “We want the public to know that we’re here, so that if community groups or families want to come up, they can contact us and we can do that,” Ennis said. The society can be reached at cuhulain@telus.net. Rik Jespersen

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Water restrictions tightened Effective immediately, and until further notice, the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) has declared Stage 2 outdoor water use restrictions for all regional water customers. All those on the Pender Harbour systems remain at Stage 1 until further notice. “This decision is made due to prolonged dry weather, peaking outdoor water consumption, and the dry weather forecast ahead,” says Dave Crosby, SCRD Manager of Utility Services. The SCRD has begun releasing water from Chapman Lake, earlier than usual, following a winter with an unusually low snow pack. The SCRD would like to thank citizens for their water conservation awareness and behaviours through the very dry spring. We are experiencing a much higher than usual call volume with concerns about the dry summer ahead and residential overwatering. Despite the growing awareness about local and global droughts, regional water customers used more water in May than other typical years. From June 3 onward there has been a steep climb in water consumption. With a short

term dry forecast, and predictions of a hot, dry summer, we are asking the community to act swiftly to help to reduce their outdoor water use. Restrictions help ensure that demand does not exceed the capacity of our water supply and distribution system and also ensures that there is always enough water for fire protection on the Coast. Sprinklers, soaker hoses, irrigation systems and other watering devices can be used for outdoor watering according to the Stage 2 schedule below: • For even addresses outdoor watering is allowed Thursday and Sunday from 7-9am. • For odd addresses outdoor water use is allowed on Wednesday and Saturday from 7-9am. Hand held hoses with shut-off devices can be used anytime for watering trees, shrubs, flowers or vegetables, as well as washing vehicles or boats. Hosing of sidewalks and driveways, windows or exterior building surfaces is not allowed except to pressure wash surfaces to prepare for paint, etc., or as required by law for

Can you host a Japanese student? safety. Rain sensors are now required on all irrigation systems. This prevents irrigation systems from running when it’s raining. Low flow drip irrigation systems, including micro-drip and drip tape systems are exempt from the watering restrictions because they are water-conserving systems. This exemption is particularly useful for the agricultural community. Permits for watering beyond the allowable times in order to establish new lawns (seed or sod) will not be issued at Stage 2. Permits issued during Stage 1 may be used until their end date, following the available hours in Stage 2. New lawns should not be established at this time. Water Conservation education and enforcement have increased patrols. Avoid fines and conserve your drinking water supply by following the sprinkling schedule above. For more information, contact the SCRD at 604-885-6806 or the Town of Gibsons 604886-2274. Visit www.scrd.ca/ Sprinkling-Regulations for details on water use restrictions. Submitted

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On Friday, July 24, a group of 24 students from KIE-Kyoritsu Joshi High School in Japan will arrive for a two-week stay on the Sunshine Coast. For many years this private girls’ school has offered their 16-year-old students an opportunity to learn English and experience summer in ‘small town Canada’. Their visit, arranged by Muskoka Language International (MLI), involves staying with a local family, attending English language classes at Elphinstone Secondary High School on weekday mornings, and doing a variety of activities in the afternoon. We are looking for families to host a student from July 24 until August 10. This is a wonderful opportunity for your family to make friends with someone from another culture and to show how summer is enjoyed on the Coast.

For the student, MLI’s Mission Statement is: “To provide international visitors with an opportunity to enrich their lives through a unique Canadian cultural and learning experience.” As a host you will be asked to provide accommodation and three meals per day for the student, as well as opportunities for the student to speak English and to experience life on the Sunshine Coast. Please note that it is not necessary to have children at home in order to host a student. We welcome ‘empty nesters’, retired couples and others who have time and would like to be hosts. You will also receive compensation for food and accommodation. We hope to secure home stays by June 19. If you would

An 18 year-old girl from Port Mellon on the Sunshine Coast has been airlifted to hospital after a serious singlevehicle collision on the Port Mellon Highway the morning of June 4. Paramedics, the Gibsons Fire Department and Sunshine Coast RCMP attended the Port Mellon Highway near YMCA Road, after the girl’s vehicle left the roadway and struck a telephone pole, severing the pole near the base. The girl, who did not have any passengers with her, was tak-

en by ambulance to the Langdale Ferry Terminal, where she was airlifted to Vancouver General Hospital in critical condition. Her family is with her in hospital. Staff were notified at the Gibsons Alternate School and Elphinstone Secondary, where the girl attended, and school counsellors were available for students coping with the news. “This is a very sad time for the girl’s family and friends, and our thoughts are with them through this trying time,” said Cst Harrison Mohr

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Injured girl airlifted to hospital with Sunshine Coast RCMP. “This kind of serious crash is always challenging to those involved, but it becomes all the more devastating when the injured person is someone so young and so full of potential.” The Integrated Collision Analyst Reconstruction Service is examining the scene of the crash, and no cause has yet been determined. Any witnesses of the crash are asked to call Sunshine Coast RCMP at (604) 885-2266, and quote file #15-3549. Submitted by RCMP

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To provide effective governance and leadership within an engaged community, Sechelt Council needs your Visit www.Sechelt.ca for more information Development input to start the development of a Public Engagement strategy. Sechelt’s second 2015 Town Hall (and first on District news, programs and services, e-Town Hall)committee will check in with residents about how they currently receive and share information with the including: District and 1pm, on how they22, would like to see those information exchanges improve and expand. Join the April discussion at 2pm and 7:30pm on Monday, June 15th: Public Works, Parks NEW - Committee of Centre the Whole May 8, 1pm • In person - Attend one or both of the two •meetings in the Seaside (5790 Meeting, Teredo Street) Council will meet in a less formal and structured manner to & environment • Facebook - The event wall (access via facebook.com/DistrictofSechelt) will be open for questions & hear and consider presentations that foster the economic, social committee, suggestions during the meeting and environmental well-being of our community. This will be 2:30pm, April 22 • Twitter - Once the meeting is underway, use #SecheltTHfor new ideas, governance, and policy that is in (or later, depending on an incubator the length of the line with Council’s goals. Committee meetings will be • Website Submission - Submit questions or comments usingstrategic the online webform on Sechelt.ca previous meeting) scheduled onon thethe firstDistrict Wednesday of every other month, starting (click on the June 15th - Town Hall Meeting posting Calendar) in May, 2015. To apply to present, email info@sechlet.ca. Finance, culture Public Reception – Visit of BC’s Lieutenant Governor, Tuesday, June 16th & economic • All are encouraged to participate in the Public Engagement/ Mayor Bruce Milne and the Council of the District of Sechelt are honoured to extend an invitation to our Development information Meetings on Municipal Regulation of Medical community to meet the Honourable Judith Guichon, 29th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia at a Marihuana Production and Distribution in Sechelt Tuesday, committee, public reception Tuesday, June 16th, 6-7pm at the Seaside Centre, (5790 Teredo St.). Refreshments will be April 21, Seaside Centre, 2pm (and repeated at) 7:30pm 1pm, May 13 served and performances by local youth musicians will be featured.

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Jim Byrnes. Last week I was

Nancy Pincombe in the train station in IstanFreelance Creative Writer, Arts & Culture

“Lay me down sweet Jesus... by the trembling skyline...” Jim sings, earthy and sure. We backup singers don’t come in until the next stanza. I’m nervous. Where am I? The Pender Harbour Music School is packed, the side room is full, people are sitting on the steps, even standing outside the exits. The lighting on the dark stage is bluesy blue. Where am I? Home, but near dead from jetlag and fresh from the horrors of negotiating connecting overseas flights with a small child, judgment awry. I have somehow agreed to be one of the backup singers behind the amazing and iconic

bul watching Sufis turn to the gritty and ethereal sound of the ney, a reed flute. And now this is Gospel Sunday of the 12th annual PH Blues Fest, an event wonderfully organized, enthusiastically attended and eagerly hosted at PH pub, music, and restaurant venues. And wow: Jim Byrnes! He’s master of all he does. Handsome onstage in a cowboy-style hat, he chats with the audience like old friends, tells west-coast-specific anecdotes of travels through small towns on Vancouver Island, and gives us the background for each song. He sings a mix of gorgeous gospel, and don’tdo-me-wrong, more standard blues. Vancouver has been his home for four decades now, and you’ll also know him from

roles in popular T.V. series The Highlander and Wiseguy. Jim survived a serious car accident in 1972 that resulted in the loss of both his legs and

so when he sings the blues, of pain, mortality, love, and the grace of god, he sings with some authority. He’s got an amazing guitar-

The iconic blues singer Jim Byrnes poses in a back room at the Pender Harbour Music School just before his Sunday morning gospel show at the Pender Harbour Blues Festival. NANCY PINCOMBE PHOTO

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ist in Paul Pigat, but Jim plays the guitar solo in I May be Running Out of Time, a song that he wrote himself. The solo is beautiful, a bit anguished, a true communication. He follows with Of Whom Shall I be Afraid? - another song he wrote himself. The audience is his. When a few of us got together to practice our backup parts a couple of days before, we listened to a recording of Jim, and my friend, Joy, observed that “His voice is completely unaffected. He doesn’t do anything to it.” And this reminded me of the calls to prayer, heard at intervals throughout the day in Turkey, where I’d just been travel-

ling. Each minaret has its own caller. Each voice sings the call in a unique way, completely unaffected. Some sound tired, some cranky, some fatherly, pained, inspired, devout. If you stay anyplace for long you’ll find that you develop a favourite, a voice that seems to call to you. The human voice being such a bridge between earth and the divine. Jim begins his own show with an incantation of sorts. He sings, drawn-out and unaccompanied: “By the grace of my Lord... I have come a long way.” Where am I? Under blue skies, by the blue sea, singing blues in beautiful Pender Harbour. And Jim Byrnes is singing his call to prayer.

Events on the Sunshine Coast

June 11 Book launch of “Birdie” by Cree author Tracey Lindberg, Gibsons Public Library, 6:30-8pm, free June 12 “Simply Warehouse 3” art show reception featuring the work of five artists, 1877 Field Rd., Wilson Creek, 5pm, runs noon-9pm Saturday, and noon-5pm Sunday June 12 Suncoast Phoenix spring concert with 60-voice choir, Calvary Baptist Church, Gibsons, 7-10pm, by donation June 12 Ted Stroman talk on the history of the moon, Arts Centre, Sechelt, 7-9pm, by donation June 12 Coffee house with a variety of vocal performances in a cabaret-style setting, School of Music, Madeira Park, 7:30-9:30pm, suggested $10 donation June 13 Home & Garden Expo, Gibsons Community Centre, 10am-4pm, free June 13 Cam Peters and Dave Roughly, vocals and guitar, Gibsons Public Library, 12:30pm, by donation June 13 Artist talk with Jeff Barringer, Gibsons Public Art Gallery, 2-3pm June 13 Halfmoon Bay Performing Arts, singing and dancing with children aged 3-13, Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons, 2:30-4:30pm, adults $13, children $10, 604-885-3844 June 13 Charlotte Wrinch performs, Chaster’s Restaurant, Bonniebrook Lodge, Gibsons, 6-9pm June 13 Suncoast Phoenix spring concert with 60-voice choir, St. Hilda’s Anglican Church, Sechelt, 7-10pm, by donation June 13 Launch of novel “A Theory of Expanded Love”, by Roberts Creek writer Caitlin Hicks, Arts Centre, Sechelt, 7:30pm

June 13 Tippy Agogo with Michael Lacoste and The Jeevious Family, Roberts Creek Legion, 8pm, members $6, guests $12 June 14 Joe Stanton and Friends perform at brunch, Blue Ocean Golf Course, Sechelt, 10:30am-2:30pm June 14 Recital by students of Luci Herder, Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons, 2-4pm, by donation June 14 Violinist Cameron Wilson and guitarist Budge Schachte, Gibsons Public Art Gallery, 2pm, $10 June 16 Saxaphonist Karen Graves and guitarist Budge Schachte, Sita’s Spag & Suds, Gibsons, 7pm June 17 Photos and stories about St. Augustine's Residential School, Tems Swiya Museum, Sechelt, 6-9pm June 17 Author Caitlin Hicks talks about her new novel “A Theory of Expanded Love”, Gibsons Public Library, 6-7:30pm June 17 Verna Chan quartet (with Paul Steenhuis, Budge Schacht and John Rule), Blackfish Pub, Gibsons, 7pm June 18 Luci Herder and Friends, Leo’s Tapas and Grill, Gibsons, 7pm June 18 Naturopathic physician Loreen Dawson discusses study showing reversal of dementia, Arts Centre, Sechelt, 7pm, $5 June 19 Book Faire, Sechelt Public Library, 1-5pm (also June 20-23, 10am-3pm) June 19 Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival opening with Michael Occhipinti & the Sicilian Jazz Project, Gibsons Public Market, 8pm, $25 June 19 Singer/songwriter Sasha Kay, live music with dinner, Roberts Creek Legion, 6-7:30pm, tips appreciated


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Talk of The Town Wayne Rowe Mayor, Town of Gibsons

Gibsons is a wonderful place to spend the summer. In fact, this is also the time when guests descend from across the country and around to world to share in what Gibsons has to offer. As I write this column, the weather is nearly perfect, an excellent setting for the activities of our diverse community of world-class artists, artisans and musicians, our local festivals, and the arts organizations that promote an abundance of opportunities for arts and culture in the Gibsons area. Again this summer, the Town of Gibsons is pleased to support Music in the Landing, with buskers providing impromptu weekend concerts on street corners, on the pier, and at the Winegarden Park bus shelter. What could be better than a visit to Gibson’s Landing, sitting on the lawns or benches overlooking our busy harbor, listening to some of the Coast’s finest musicians, or discovering the many galleries, cafés, boutiques and specialty businesses that give our community charm and diversity. Starting this weekend, the Town is proud to, once again, host an event such as The Home and Garden Expo that will take over the Gibsons Community Centre to showcase the best local businesses have to offer to those considering a home improvement project. Next week, Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival, a well-attended and star-studded event, celebrating its 20th anniversary, will take place starting June 19.

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For more information, please visit: www.coastjazz.com . As it’s often the case, hard-working volunteers invest hundreds of hours into making it the success that it is. Similarly, in a few weeks, Sea Cavalcade weekend will provide more smiles with a parade, fireworks and family fun – if you haven’t yet bought a raffle ticket, I encourage you to support the event, and I look forward to seeing all of you there. Returning for a second year, the Gibsons Public Market offering treats, souvenirs and delicious meals every Friday, as well as the various Farmer’s Markets happening Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays in the Town. Join your friends and neighbours in sampling all that Gibsons has to offer. Visit our website at http://www. gibsons.ca/arts-and-culture for more information on markets, events and festivities – I hope to see you around!

The Positive Story John Weston MP, West Vancouver Sunshine Coast, Sea to Sky Country

Since first elected to serve as your representative in Canada’s federal government, I have worked to promote a sustainable approach to fisheries, one of the key priorities in our riding. I’ve consistently spoken on this topic in Parliament, as a member of the House of Commons Fisheries Committee, with the Prime Minister, the Fisheries Minister, and in regular conversations with constituents. An exciting victory came in April, when Finance Minister Joe Oliver announced that Budget 2015 would include a $2 million investment in the “Salish Sea Survival Project”. The result of over two years of collaboration between my

team and the Pacific Salmon Foundation (especially PSF’s President, Dr. Brian Riddell), the funds will go directly to the PSF’s work to investigate the factors affecting juvenile salmon survival in the Georgia Strait area. Then last month, on May 22, I had the honour to stand with prominent fisheries advocates from across BC as our Conservative Government announced over $57 million in federal investment toward research facilities, marine protection and research on Pacific salmon. Up to $2.2 million of this investment will contribute to infrastructure for the West Vancouver Department of Fisheries and Oceans Lab, otherwise known as the Center for Aquaculture and Environmental Research – an internationally recognized research facility. This funding will include refurbishment of the wharf. I have fought hard

Gospel music on a Sunday afternoon

At 2pm, Sunday June 21st, which happens to be Fathers’ Day, the Botanical Gardens on Mason Road in Sechelt will rock and rejoice with the famous Vancouver-based gospel trio The Sojourners A partial quote from their website describes what we can look forward to: “This is not music that strives to be polite. In The Sojourners’ universe, echoes of doo wop, R&B, country and blues weave together to create a unique sound that has all but vanished from today’s world. The Sojourners, Marcus Mosely, Will Sanders and Khari McClelland, perform music that reflects the world we all live in. Their music expresses the old adage that God does the best work on the streets and in the gutters and not in the houses of power or

Gospel trio The Sojourners, Will Sanders, left, Khari McClelland and Marcus Mosely, will perform June 21 at the Botanical Garden in West Sechelt. PHOTO SUBMITTED the mansions of the rich. This is gospel music that can take a punch and remain standing.” Please join hosts, Habitat For Humanity, for delectable refreshments, many and great raffle prizes, plus a chance to

enjoy the beautiful Botanical gardens from 2-2:30 before the Sojourners sing. Check with Doreen @ 604885-1945 to see if tickets @ $40 are still available. Submitted

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for this investment and I am especially proud to celebrate this riding success. “Local MPs play a key role in bringing about positive and necessary developments in our fisheries,” said Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. “John Weston is an advocate for improving fisheries education for students in BC, supporting ongoing research into salmon sustainability, and of financial support for volunteer-organizations such as the Pacific Salmon Foundation and Streamkeeprs. He

has been a key collaborator in our goals to improve research infrastructure, especially the DFO Laboratory in West Vancouver, and a consistent voice in BC Caucus. I’m grateful for his dedication and passion in serving as a member of the Fisheries Committee.” These successes are proud developments for me, but more importantly reflect the benefits that flow when engaged citizens work with elected officials for a strengthened fishery and a better country.

The Provincial Government and the Sechelt Indian Band (SIB) are co-sponsoring another dock meeting at the Community Hall, Saturday, June 13. Their intent is to provide more clarity and answer questions of concerned citizens of the area. They have not advertised a time yet (though they have rented the hall from noon to 4pm) And to be frank they haven't advertised the meeting at all except on their website. This could be because they don't want the citizens of Pender Harbour to attend? Our intention is to do the opposite. We need as many citizens as possible out for this meeting and demonstrate our resolve to change their Dock Management Plan and get rid of co-management with an unelected body that doesn't represent the citizens of Pender. Recently, real estate brokers have come face to face with the realities of what this plan really means. There have

been no sales of waterfront property in this area since the draft plan was published. At least one sale of non-waterfront property was lost when a potential purchaser was told by the SCRD to consult with the Sechelt Indian Band before he could get a building permit. In another case a prospective buyer dealt with the SIB to do an archaeological study and was handed a bill for $1,300 plus .55 cents/ km for travelling. The Government has lost control of governing to the SIB. This is your chance to have your voice heard. Submitted

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2015 HOME & GARDEN EXPO A message from CCBA President Russ Jones and Jennifer Evans of JJ Premier Events

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the Sunshine Coast Credit Union, in collaboration this year with the Co-operators, be our presenting platinum sponsors for the sixth year. Over the years, the SCCU has helped us all strengthen our community. We are extremely grateful to all of the sponsors this year, Olson Electric, Coast Cable, Fortis BC, Soundwerks, BC First Aid and The Coast Group who without, we wouldn’t have the fantastic show we have lined up for this year! The Grand Prize is a $5000 solar power package donated by APS, a division of Olson Electric, and the draw will take place at 4pm at the Olson booths #3-5. Also on offer is a Sony Home Theatre System from Sound Attraction and a $1000 patio set courtesy of the Sunshine Coast Credit Union. There are many draws and give-aways throughout the Expo, so mark the day

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Interest in solar installations with storage systems is rising because these systems reduce consumer dependency on utility companies and allow power usage on cloudy days. Thanks to higher production rates and technical advances, battery and storage costs are becoming more economical. * Your PV panels will produce electricity whenever the sun shines on them. If your system is off-grid, you’ll need a battery bank—a group of batteries wired together—to store energy so you can have electricity at night or on cloudy days. For off-grid systems, battery banks are typically sized to keep household electricity running for one to three cloudy days. Grid intertied systems also can include battery banks to provide emergency backup power during blackouts—perfect for keeping critical electric loads operating until grid power is restored. Although similar to ordinary car batteries, the batteries used in solar-electric systems are specialized for the type of charg-

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dwellings and on the Sunshine Coast, most new builds also include them. A charging station can easily be installed in the garage or outside and now, if you’re looking at getting solar power for the home, the EV chargers can be connected to that system to even further reduce charging costs. Depending on the type of EV one has, an at home solar powered charging station can virtually eliminate the cost of gasoline.

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This week (June 8 – 14) is Rivers to Oceans Week. Taking care of our water is a shared responsibility as it sustains all life on this planet. Protecting our rivers, lakes, streams, groundwater and oceans, ensuring they are kept clean and healthy is extremely important. There has been growing evidence that pharmaceutical drugs, such as antibiotics, hormones, mood stabilizers and more, are leaking into our waste-ways and having harmful effects on the environment and the health of living organ-

isms including ourselves. According to Kelly Crowe in an article issued by the CBC in September 2014; “In February Environment Canada officials told a Senate committee hearing that more than 165 individual pharmaceuticals and personal care products have been identified in water samples, as of this year.” This will continue to be a concern as people are taking more and more drugs and one way these drugs are getting into our water is from our urine and feces. Unfortunately, most water treatment plants currently being used are not designed to filter these kinds of compounds and so they enter our rivers and oceans. So what can be done? Firstly, governments can address

When its hot, stay cool

While warm weather is pleasant and eagerly anticipated in British Columbia, hot temperatures can be dangerous. With the first stretch of hot weather this season, the Vancouver Coastal Health is urging you to take precautions. Everyone is at risk of heat related illness, but in particular, children, seniors and people with chronic health conditions are more vulnerable. There are a variety of mild to severe symptoms linked with heat-related illness, including thirst, dizziness, confusion, weakness/fainting/collapsing and even death. Medical Health Officers are reminding residents to take precautions to protect themselves from the heat, including:

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• Spend the hottest hours of the day (between 11am and 2pm) out of the sun and heat in a cool location like an airconditioned facility (such as a shopping centre, library, community centre or restaurant) or in a basement. • Use public splash pools, water parks or pools or take a cool bath or shower. • At high temperatures, fans alone are not effective. Applying cool water mist or wet towels to your body prior to sitting in front of a fan is a quick way to cool off. • Dress for the weather by wearing loose, light-weight clothing. Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses. • Keep your home cool. Open windows, close shades, use an air conditioner and prepare meals that do not require an oven.

• Avoid sunburn, stay in the shade or use sunscreen with SPF 30 or more. • Avoid tiring work or exercise in the heat. If you must exercise, drink two to four glasses of non-alcoholic fluids each hour. Limit outdoor activity during the day to early morning and evening. • NEVER leave children or pets alone in a parked car. During warm weather, temperatures can rise very quickly to dangerous levels within an enclosed vehicle. Leaving the car windows slightly open or "cracked" will not keep the inside of the vehicle at a safe temperature.

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• People living alone are at high risk of severe heat related illness. Check regularly on older people, those who are unable to leave their homes and anyone who may not be spending at least several hours every day in air conditioned places for signs of heatrelated illness. • Ask whether people know how to prevent heat-related illness and are doing the same. If they are unwell, move them to a cool shady spot, help them get hydrated and call for medical assistance if required.

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this issue by incorporating water filtration systems that will ensure that these compounds do not leak into our rivers, oceans and drinking water. Secondly, pharmaceutical companies disposing of their waste in such a way that these compounds, including biohazards, which are contained in vaccinations, do not leak into the environment. Thirdly, have doctors and hospitals not over-prescribe drugs to their patients and pharmaceutical companies not over-market drugs so that people are not over-consuming pharmaceutical drugs. An article issued by the Canadian Press on March 27, 2009 reported that, “IMS Health said the number of prescriptions filled by Canadians rose by more than seven per

cent in 2008 over the previous year. Prescription spending last year hit an estimated $21.4 billion, up from $20.2 billion in 2007, said IMS. In all, pharmacists countrywide dispensed 453 million prescriptions, for an average of roughly 14 per Canadian.” Lastly, choose an alternative form of treatment that is non-toxic, side effect free and environmentally friendly to address all or some of your health concerns. Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic, ecologically sustainable and safe during the manufacturing process, and when taken by an individual or animal. Homeopathic remedies are produced with little equipment which have a minimal carbon foot print. They are highly diluted with

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Consider hiring a landscaper: it's an investment in your property

The flowers are blooming, and the grass has begun to grow anew, making spring a great time for homeowners to once again turn their attention to landscaping. Those who aren't looking forward to dusting off their lawnmowers and rethreading their string trimmers may want to hire professional landscapers to tend to their lawns and gardens. A recent joint study by the National Gardening Association, Residential Lawn and Landscape Services and the Value of Landscaping found that homeowners spend roughly $45 billion per year on professional lawn and landscape services, as nearly 30 percent of all households across the United States use at least one type of lawn or landscape service. The rising use of lawn care services is indicative of homeowners' appreciation of the convenience and craftsmanship professional services can provide. While the impact professional landscapers can have on a property's aesthetic appeal is considerable, homeowners also benefit from working with professional landscapers in various other ways. • Time savings: One of the biggest benefits of leaving lawn care to the professionals

is the amount of time it will save for the average homeowner. Lawns generally need to be mowed once per week during the spring and summer seasons and, depending on the size of the property, that can take an hour or more. Add the time it takes to clean up clippings, mulch landscaping beds and edge the property, and homeowners can expect to devote a significant chunk of their weekends to caring for their lawns. Lawn services employ a few workers who make fast work of the job, leaving homeowners time to enjoy their weekends however they see fit. • Reduced risk for injury: Maintaining a landscape is hard work, and those unaccustomed to this type of activity may find themselves winded or at risk of injury. Improper use of lawn equipment also is a safety hazard. Leaving the work to professionals can help homeowners avoid strained backs, lacerations, pulled muscles, sunburns, and any other dangers that can result when tackling landscaping projects. • Financial savings: On the surface, hiring a landscaping service may seem like a costly venture. However, after crunching some numbers, many homeowners realize that doing the work themselves may cost more in the long run than hiring a professional landscaping service. Homeowners who decide to go it alone must purchase expensive equipment, and those lawn tools will require routine

maintenance, which costs additional money. Inexperienced homeowners may incur extra fees to "fix" mistakes that occur during the learning process. Each year, new seed, fertilizer, mulch, pesticides, and other supplies also must be purchased. But professional lawn care services typically charge a set fee per month, and that fee covers the maintenance of both your property and the equipment needed

to keep that property looking great. • Know-how: Many professional landscapers know how to address lawn care issues that may arise throughout the year. They will know how to deal with dry patches of lawn or poorly draining areas, and they also can make recommendations on plants that will thrive under certain conditions. • One-stop shopping: Certain

landscaping services provide many different options for prospective customers. Basic lawn cuts may be one package, but there also may be services for seasonal seeding, weeding, leaf clean-up, and winterizing. • Consistent maintenance: Homeowners who frequently travel or spend much of their summers away from home often find that lawn care companies are a wise investment. Established weekly schedules

ensure the landscape always will look its best whether homeowners are home or out of town. Spring is a great time for homeowners to decide if hiring professional landscaping services is in their best interests. The time and money saved, as well as impact professional landscapers can have on a property, makes landscaping services a great investment for many homeowners Metro

tion designed to accomplish? More functionality? Storage? Living space?” If a homeowner doesn’t know where they’re going with the renovation, chances are they’ll never get there. 2. Do your research. In most things, knowledge is power, and knowing what to expect, in advance, can keep expectations in check. Investigate options, budgets and timelines, and arrange financing in advance. 3. Hire professionals. Be sure

that they are happy to work with you to meet your budget and achieve your vision. Communicate clearly and often to ensure understanding on both sides. 4. Opt for a general contractor and trades that are experienced, licensed and insured. Don’t hesitate to check credentials and references. Get recommendations from family, friends and colleagues who have had work done and were satisfied with the results. 5. Start with quality building materials. When it comes to home renovation and construction, the adage, “it’s what’s on the inside that counts” seems apt. While homeowners tend to get caught up in the aesthetics of a project, such as finishings and paint colours, the key to a successful renovation often lies in what you won’t see. Investing in quality behind your walls will ensure durability, comfort and safety for years to come. 6. Focus on the basics. This

includes quality electrical, plumbing, HVAC, framing and drywall. Don’t underestimate the importance of insulation — especially in a basement renovation. Not all insulation is created equal. Opt for insulation that is fire-resistant, sound absorbent and resistant to mould, mildew, bacterial growth, and rot. 7. Develop a good plan. This includes preparing for the unexpected. Setting aside a 20 per cent contingency fund will help bring you to the finish line when unanticipated issues creep up. Lastly, the key to a successful renovation includes patience. Living in a construction zone — or alternately moving out while the work is done — can be stressful and trying. Keep your eyes on the prize. There’s Would you nothing more rewarding than please the end result, which can bring to manures. years of enjoyment and ultiAlso remove mately add to your home’s bot- Pro tom line. Metro

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Novice lacrosse team wins gold This past weekend, June 5-7, the Sunshine Coast Novice Rapids won the Gold Medal in their division at the 3-day-long John Witt Memorial Bellie Bowl Novice Lacrosse Tournament in New Westminster. On their way to the gold medal the young 9- and 10-year-old Rapids went undefeated in five games: 4 wins and a tie. On Sunday afternoon in a thrilling Gold Medal match vs Kelowna, who the Rapids had battled to a 4-4 tie the day before in round robin play, the team played their best game of the season and came back from 2-1 down in the third period to

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win 3-2. The MVP of the tournament was undoubtedly Rapids goalie Hayden VanDer Stelt . And to drive home that point Hayden not only made 25 saves in the Gold Medal Game but he also saved a penalty shot in dramatic fashion with 22 seconds remaining to preserve the lead and seal the win. Coaches Mike Cowie and Mike Molina were extremely proud of the whole team for their effort throughout the weekend and for bringing home the first ever Gold Medal in Novice Rapids team history. Submitted

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Young boaters learn the safety rules and the importance of wearing a life jacket or PDF at YMCA camp Elphinstone on Sunday, June 7. Volunteers from the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 12 (Halfmoon Bay) brought along “Bobbie the Safety Boat” to help with the lessons. PHOTO SUBMITTED

Planning for seniors The Coast has a new Seniors Planning Table, hosted by the Community Resource Centre, and funded by the Community Foundation. The Seniors Planning Table is made up of a number of organizations wanting to improve how things work for older adults on the Coast. During the fall of 2014, a number of community based gatherings of older adults aged 60 - 90+ from Pender Harbour to Langdale identified a number of issues to be addressed. Generally speaking, many people don't know what financial supports and what services are available when and if they need them. The need for greater inter-agency communication and collaboration to help seniors get the help they need was also identified. In addition, first year priorities include increasing safety for older adults who are vulnerable due to falling, abuse, homelessness and substandard

housing, and dementia. The Seniors Planning Table will look at how things work now and work towards enhancements. The first Seniors Planning Table public event was the Housing Forum where Isobel Mackenzie, BC's Senior's Advocate spoke on May 23. Small groups discussed various housing options with a summary report soon to be available. If you are an older adult who is renting, do you know about the rental subsidy program called Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER)? You may be eligible if as a single person 60 or over, your monthly before tax income is less than $2,222, you spend more than 30% on rent and you meet other eligibility criteria. To find out more call 1-800-257-7756 or http://www.bchousing.org/ Options/Rental_market/SAFER/Eligibility June 7-13 is BC Seniors

Week, and June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Events are taking place up and down the Coast and throughout the province to celebrate the immense contributions older adults make to our communities and to recognize their rights. Here on the Coast, the local Community Response Network is holding an awareness booth in the lobby at Sechelt Hospital on June 15 from 10am – 2pm. A number of staff training events are also taking place about how best to respond to seniors' needs. The Seniors Planning Table will also be hosting a Information series this summer. Stay tuned for sessions on the aging well, planning ahead, accessing financial benefits and more. For more information about the Seniors Planning Table call the Community Resource Centre - 604.885.4088. Submitted

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Tip of the Week: This week’s Horoscope will shed some light upon what each sign can basically expect over the next few months specifically from the standpoint of Saturn completing its cycle in Scorpio. On June 14 Saturn will re-enter Scorpio where it will remain for 3 months, until September 17th. Saturn first entered Scorpio on October 6, 2012… During that time Saturn reached 11 Scorpio by February 13, 2013 when it again turned retrograde. Over the next 5 months Saturn retreated until on July 7, 2013 at 4 Scorpio it ‘stationed’ again (appeared to stop) and began to advance again reaching as far as 23 Scorpio when on March 1st 2014 it stationed and turned retrograde again until July 19, 2014. It then remained in Scorpio until December 23, 2014 until entering Sagittarius. Then Saturn advanced to 4 degrees Sagittarius and on March 13, 2015 it again stationed, turned retrograde and now on June 14 it will reenter Scorpio for just over 3 months turning direct again on August 1st at 28 Scorpio. This somewhat complex list of facts is business as usual for astronomers and Astrologers alike. The main difference is that astrologers observe and measure the psychological and synchronistic event patterns linked to these cycles. Over the summer, due to the fact that Saturn has retrograded back into the previous sign which in

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20) Saturn re-entering Scorpio for the next 3 months will bring a process of deep change to its final stage. This cycle began back in late 2012. Upon reflection, you will likely recognize this change both literally and figuratively. You may look different and your outlook has probably changed as well. This final phase will challenge you to re-consider your priorities and commit to them. Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21) Saturn in Scorpio will bring a new host of responsibilities to the fore. This may have begun already last year but now they will deepen. This is a preparatory stage for another process which already began earlier this year. Shifts in your beliefs and overall outlook and convictions are brewing. You have begun to look to the future with a new vision and it will deepen over the coming months.

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21) Rather deep changes in your lifestyle which began almost three years ago are now entering its final phase. Your health and/or that of significant others has been a central theme and focus since 2012. Death, the prospect of it, or at least significant endings is a part of this plot. It may be a good idea to clear and purge over the summer to feel liberated and freer to move on. Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22) Saturn in Scorpio will synchronize with the urge to slow

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Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23) Over the past few years you underwent a process of facing some of your greatest fears. The purpose was to get you to confront and overcome them as a means of laying claim to hidden reserves of power. You may well have experienced a breakthrough in this regard since 2015 began. Now you may have to dig even deeper for courage and resolve to achieve a higher level of success yet. Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22) Over the past few years some of your most basic modes of perception were altered, whether due to a change of job, residence, self-concept or all of the above. More recently, circumstances have pushed you to confront some fears. Now the flow will direct you to shift your perspectives again to decipher new solutions. Anticipate key changes in your usual mode of self-expression. Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22) Over the past few years your financial situation has probably changed. You may have had to pay debts or dues and there may have been other karmic obligations as well. Then starting this year you began to see the world as with a new vision and set of perspectives. Over the next few months those debts, dues and hopefully positive karmic returns will enter a resolution phase. tegic Plan, where donor funds designated to sterilizing cats are earmarked toward helping these outdoor, free-roaming cats whose offspring suffer the most. The BC SPCA dedicates roughly $2 million each year on spay/neuter programs in communities throughout B.C. and ensures that every dog, cat and rabbit adopted from an SPCA shelter is sterilized prior to adoption. “In 2014, $80,000 was allocated to assist outdoor cats, with another $80,000 being distributed in 2015,” Morris notes. “The BC SPCA ensure projects are targeted and successful: 100 per cent of the cats in a colony are sterilized, and colony caretakers provide ongoing monitoring in case any additional cats are illegally abandoned. They ensure any new arrivals also receive spay or neuter surgeries.” Visit spayneuter.ca for more information. Submitted

Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21) Over the past few years the task of re-asserting your resolve regarding what you truly want and need and entering new territory to achieve your objectives has been a central theme. One feature of this orientation was to resolve practical considerations regarding your future and another was to more fully actualize your sense of individuality. This entire process will be revisited over the summer.

Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21) You have likely undergone some large and deep changes over the past few years. Your health, social and employment status and perhaps even your overall lifestyle has been affected. Over the past several months you have likely begun to see the light of a new day. Yet over the summer you will bring those deep and large changes to their next level of completion.

mixed. Yet, the good ones were probably in there. More recently you have experienced the ending of certain chapters and relationship dynamics: family members leaving home, graduations and so on. This summer you will experience another set of returns that will leave your priorities noticeably changed. Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19) You have entered new territory over the past few years. The change was linked to your public and professional life. Yet, there have remained some pieces and steps that have not yet been activated. Expect this to occur over the coming months with an emphasis

upon improvement and refinement. It is less about initiating whole new projects and more about taking existing ones to the next level of mastery.

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20) Over the past few years your beliefs, vision of life and perhaps your entire philosophy has undergone a slow but sure change. Sometimes the nudge comes from within and sometimes from outer circumstances, and often from both. This is an important time of followthrough on momentums and projects that have been brewing. Get clear and get going!

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population numbers than in the U.S., we still see large numbers of free-roaming cats in colonies,” Morris says. “Many cat lovers provide food, water and shelter for the cruelly abandoned felines, but they lack the financial resources to pay for spay and neuter surgeries.” The survey asked respondents to indicate their preference from among three options for managing community cats, and 68 per cent chose “sterilize and vaccinate healthy stray cats and return them to where they were captured (TNR)”, compared to only 24 per cent who chose “impoundment by shelter staff followed by lethal injection for any cats not adopted” and the eight per cent who chose “do nothing.” The second question asked which one of six factors most influenced survey participants’ response to the first question, with 36 per cent choosing the health/welfare of the cats, followed by public health (32 per cent), cost (16 per cent), environment/conservation (10 per cent), property rights (four per cent) and ‘other’ (one per cent). Tens of thousands of cats and kittens live outdoors in B.C., suffering from illness, injuries, starvation, frostbite and predator attacks. Using the TNR method is one of the ways the BC SPCA is working to help tackle the cat overpopulation crisis as a priority in its 2014-2018 Stra-

down in order to more carefully consider your best direction and approach. You may have over the past few months experienced the need to make a few improvements in your life. All being well these have already begun. If you are unsure of how or why or what to do, the next few months is specially designed to assist you.

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An encaustic painting– created using hot wax –by Charly Mithrush, entitled “From A to Z” is one of the works offered at Simply Warehouse 3. PHOTO SUBMITTED

The artistic force behind “Simply Warehouse” is set to do it again for the third time. Simply Warehouse 3 runs June 12 – 14 at 1877 Field Rd., Wilson Creek. The dynamic group of four local women with an artistic vision, first shared their creativity within the supportive community of the Sunshine Coast in 2013, to great reviews. Following their debut, the foursome took their art to a new level, entering OPC– Opus Downtown Vancouver in 2014; winning, then continuing their success with Simply Warehouse 2. This year another artist has been swept into the creative fold making them five: Lore Schmidts now joins founders Donna Stewart, Charly Mithrush, Kasia Krolikowska and Carol La Fave and they've

outgrown the humble warehouse where it all began, moving just a few doors down to a larger space . Extending their "pay it forward" campaign, giving donations from their proceeds back to the community, is also high on their agenda this year adding the Sechelt Food bank and The Ruby Slipper fund to their original SC SPCA recipient. • June 12, 5pm-9pm - On this evening, 10 per cent of all sales will go to the local SPCA. • June 13, 12pm-9pm – 10 per cent of sales this day will benefit the Ruby Slipper Fund. • June 14, 12pm-5pm – 10 per cent of sales this day will go to the Sechelt Food Bank. For more details and sneak previews: https://www.facebook.com /simplywarehouse Submitted

zebra and quagga mussels with a $1.3-million program focused on early detection and rapid response. Although live specimens of these mussels have never been detected in British Columbia, this program will boost protection for B.C.’s waterways with: • Three mobile boat decontamination units. • Six specially trained auxiliary conservation officers. • 24 new highway signs to be prominently displayed at key entry points to B.C. • Increased monitoring for zebra and quagga mussels.

• The ability to report suspected invasive mussels to the Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) hotline. • Enhanced public education and outreach activities for the “Clean Drain Dry” boat-cleaning protocol. Some invasive species found in B.C. that are currently a concern are European fire ants; impressive fire ants; American bullfrogs; eastern grey squirrels; New Zealand mud snails; Japanese, giant and bohemian knotweeds; giant hogweed; European common reed; Spartina. Submitted

Invasion of the plants: time to take action The B.C. government has proclaimed June to be “Invasive Species Action Month” to raise awareness of the environmental and economic damage that invasive plants and animals can cause if they become established in British Columbia. As part of Invasive Species Action Month, the government is encouraging British Columbians to learn more about non-native plants and animals that can damage the province’s ecosystems. For example, they can get directly involved by downloading the free “Report-a-Weed” app for iPhones or Android smartphones. Its easy-to-use interface allows users to submit reports on invasive plant sightings anywhere in B.C., upload photos of suspicious plants they find and also view previously recorded sightings: http://www. reportaweedbc.ca/ “Everyone in B.C. has a stake in protecting our environment,” said Environment Minister Mary Polak. “A big part of that goal is preventing the spread of harmful invasive species. During the month of June, we congratulate our community partners for the work they’ve done to safeguard important ecosystems throughout the province”. Transportation Minister Todd Stone added: “You will

see the ministry’s efforts while travelling on the highway system: watch for roadside crews helping to control the spread of invasive plants. I encourage the public to join in by getting involved in your local invasive species council or participating in the ministry’s Adopt a Highway program.” The government works closely with the Invasive Species Council of B.C., regional districts, municipalities and communitybased organizations throughout the province to help prevent the introduction and spread of harmful, non-native plants and animals. In April, the B.C. government announced another $1.7 million for its annual invasive plant grants. The money is being distributed to 29 regional districts, municipalities and invasive species organizations to combat the spread of harmful plants. This funding is in addition to the $735,000 already allocated by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations for invasive plant control and management in 2015-16, and the $1.3 million allocated by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure this year. In March, the government expanded its response to the potential introduction of invasive

Your house could be a star

Do you and your vacation home want to be on TV? From the producers of the international hit TV series “Love It or List It” comes “Love It or List It: Vacation Homes” – where our expert designer and real estate agent help owners decide whether to commit to their current vacation location or pack up and move on to their next vacation home. If your seasonal ‘to do’ list is making you think it might be time to start over or if you’ve come to a crossroad where ‘après skis’ is now more appealing than ‘après swim’, we want to hear

from you! To be considered, applicants must comprise of a twosome, which can include married/partnered couples, parents/children and grandchildren, siblings, or friends. Selected cottage, cabin or chalet owners must be prepared to undergo a renovation project lasting roughly two to three weeks. Currently casting in British Columbia, Canada. For further information or casting inquiries, please contact westcasting@bigcoatproductions.com Submitted


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Two co-operatives serving the Coast together. Sunshine Coast Credit Union and The Co-operators are pleased to announce our new collaboration, providing members and clients with convenient access to a complementary suite of financial and insurance products and expertise. Operating as Sunshine Coast Insurance Services Inc., our collaboration provides you with a one-stop shop experience, conveniently facilitated through all three SCCU locations.

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