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Logging causes water worries protesters. According to ELF: "Before the roadblock was erected in 2014, fallers had already logged approx. 2/3 of the block. Logging is occurring approximately 1km above the SCRD water intake." Area F Director Ian Winn noted that going through channels takes time, while logging can happen very quickly. Area D Director, Mark Lebbell, describing the situation as "a longstanding issue", made a motion that the SCRD write to the land owner with their concerns about the impact of logging on water quality. He also moved that the SCRD write to the minister of forests, expressing concerns with the regulatory regime of Private Managed Forest Lands, particularly regarding the protection of community watersheds and licensed waterworks intakes. Both motions were passed by the committee. Also at the May 10 meeting, SCRD directors received a report on BC Timber Sales (BCTS) five-year logging plan, 2018-22. BC Timber Sales
manages the logging on crown land. The committee agreed to respond to the BCTS consultation with a number of comments, including the SCRD's continued opposition to logging on District Lot 1313 (in Area E), a request for BCTS to meet with local trails groups about the protection and restoration of trails on West Sechelt and Mount Elphinstone cutblocks, and a request that BCTS map eelgrass beds near logging sites in Jervis Inlet and Howe Sound. A staff report provided detailed supporting data for the recommendations. Among the concerns identified in the report were the number of properties in Areas D and E that depend on wells or creeks for their drinking water, and are therefore at risk from logging activities. Staff identified a total of 243 wells and 325 surface water licences in the two areas, but noted that there are likely many additional wells that have never been licensed. Donna McMahon
Park meeting BC Parks has announced a second open house in its consultation around the proposal to re-designate Tetrahedron Park or remove Chapman Lake from the park. The second meeting had been tentatively set for May 23, but will now be held May 24, 7-9 pm at the Roberts Creek Community Hall. Residents have until June
8 to provide written feedback at www.env.gov.bc.ca/ bcparks/explore/parkpgs/ tetrahedron/ The consultation process has been triggered the SCRD’s request to install piping that would increase the drawdown from Chapman Lake; the work cannot be done while the lake is in a class A provincial park. Staﬀ
"Our government is committed to protecting the environment while growing our economy,” McKenna said. “This finding was based on rigorous science, extensive consultation with Indigenous groups and a diversity of Canadians, and input from experts across various disciplines. We are confident the mitigation measures outlined for this project will allow it to move forward in a way that protects the environment, while supporting the local
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Feds approve gravel mine The proposed BURNCO sand and gravel mine at McNab Creek north of Langdale has been been approved by the federal environment ministry. Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced that the proposed BURNCO Aggregate Mine project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects when the mitigation measures described in the comprehensive study report are taken into account. In reaching her environmental assessment decision, the minister considered the comprehensive study report as well as comments received from Indigenous groups and the public. The project was assessed as a comprehensive study under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (the former Act of 1992). The minister has referred the project to the responsible authority, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), for a decision regarding a Fisheries Act authorization. DFO will ensure that all necessary mitigation measures and follow up programs, as described in the comprehensive study report, are implemented.
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Surespan is logging on private managed forest lands in the Chapman Creek watershed without having first notified the SCRD, according to a verbal report from CAO Janette Loveys received at the planning and community development committee meeting on May 10. Loveys said that utility services staff noticed the logging in late February when flying into Tetrahedron to measure the snow pack. "And to our knowledge this logging is continuing today." The SCRD was also contacted by Vancouver Coastal Health, who expressed concern about possible impact to drinking water quality, and by Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF), which filed a complaint with the Private Managed Forest Council. Loveys said that she contacted the executive director of the Managed Forest Council who promised an update on the situation, and she also spoke with Sechelt Nation staff who "expressed similar concerns." "Even though these logging activities could result in an increase of runoff and sediment flowing into Chapman Creek, the utilities services staff have not yet identified any significant impact to the quality of the water diverted from the creek. However, they are monitoring it on a regular basis," said Loveys. ELF reported in an April 9 press release that AJB Investments (Surespan, North Vancouver) had resumed logging a block they left in 2014 after a blockade by logging
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Be safe on the water Water-related deaths aren’t preceded by a lot of warning. Drowning can happen in seconds. And fortunately, Canadians seem more aware of this fact in recent years and the statistics continue to trend in the right direction. In 2014, 428 people were reported as having drowned. This figure, according to the Chief Coroner and Medical Examiner’s office of Canada, is the lowest reported amount of water-related fatalities in 25 years. Despite the statistics demonstrating a gradual reduction, drowning continues to be a serious issue, being the third leading cause of unintentional fatalities worldwide. As we head into the May long weekend, the Canada Safety Council is reminding Canadians to exercise caution around water. Water safety, in general, can be a wide-reaching topic. Many factors play into each and every incident, including the use of personal floatation devices, the type of body of water, the victim’s age, gender and more. The activity on the water can also play a part, as well as whether the person ever had any intention of even being in the water. With all these elements at play, there’s a lot to unpack. The best place to start the discussion, then, is to focus on where the majority of drownings occur – during recreational activities. These account for 61 per cent of all drownings, with the most common activities being swimming, walking/running/playing near water and boating, including kayaks, powerboats and fishing boats. Personal floatation devices (PFDs) are essential any time you board a boat. And while Canadian law requires that you have a lifejacket on board for each person on board, the Canada Safety Council highly recommends not only that you have the PFD, but that you wear it at all times. A PFD won’t help you if it’s sitting on the seat while you’ve fallen in the water. When purchasing your PFD, make sure it’s approved either by Transport Canada, the Canadian Coast Guard or Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Regularly check that the fastening devices work properly and are unencumbered. You should also invest in swimming lessons. Aside from being an important life skill, knowing even the basics of swimming can make the difference in an emergency situation. Your children, too, should be taught to swim from a young age. As proud members of the Canadian Drowning Prevention Coalition, the Canada Safety Council knows that drowning remains one of the most avoidable types of fatalities. It’s through awareness, education and pre-emptive safety measures that you can do your part to help keep drowning at bay. Submitted
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Letters to the Editor – Opinions Hands off the park (Addressed to Environment Minister George Heyman, and copied to the Local) The citizens of the Sunshine Coast want to preserve the class A status of their Tetrahedron Provincial Park. We do not accept the two choices offered by your ministry at their “consultation” May 2 in Sechelt. Delisting the park or removing two of the lakes at the heart of the park from protection are not acceptable. The last 30 years have been a chronicle of citizen action against mismanagement and delay at protecting the watershed of Grey and Chapman creeks. During that time, the effects of increasing population and climate change have made it difficult for the regional district to maintain adequate year-round water supply. There is no need to delist the park in order to spend $5 million on blasting a trench from the lake at its heart when there are four alternate viable options currently available. • Gibsons will stop drawing water from the Chapman system in the next two to three years • Exploratory wells are now being drilled by the SCRD • Water metering in Sechelt may achieve the 50 per cent reduction in use recently recorded in Gibsons • Construction permits and preparation for a man-made lake or reservoir should start immediately. Sheila Page, Sechelt
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(Addressed to Environment Minister George Heyman, and copied to the Local) As we have learned, the combined total water reserves for the Chapman Creek watershed do not
equate to existing high demand. Add untested projected new solutions, population growth with increasing tourism, agriculture, and climate change, I have little doubt we will be left struggling for water not long into the future. Drawing down a few metres from Chapman Lake is not the solution. How can we possibly expect the existing supply to meet this demand? Our Coast resident population has doubled in the years I have lived here. While the BC Parks area supervisor for the Sunshine Coast, I was closely involved reviewing the master planning process and served on the Tetrahedron Park Advisory Committee until retirement in 2002. Having lived on the Sunshine Coast for 38 years, I clearly understand the issues before us. Why would we waste millions? When will we realize a second major source is needed? Why are we not examining other options such as the Clowhom? All the fresh mountain water we will ever need lies at the head of Salmon Inlet. Changes to this park could never be undone but we can find more water elsewhere. My option is leave the park as is and update the park master plan. It is time the SCRD deals with the reality of finding adequate water for tomorrow. Al Jenkins, Sechelt
Refused to meet (re “Council ‘forced’ to approve townhouses”, the Local, May 10) One could see the Sechelt council at their meeting on May 2 was between a rock and a hard place when they reluctantly approved this development. The proponent stuck to the legal letter of the law
and walked over the West Sechelt Community Association, refusing to meet with them. It is a pity also that the staff person who explained so clearly to council just what they successfully could and could not do, did not inform the community association earlier – leaving the association to feel they were just being a nuisance. I hope the proponent never gets another development approved on the Lower Coast. Nancy Leathley, Sechelt
Build another road We are writing on behalf of the residents of Elphinstone who have expressed grave concerns about the road access to the proposed Gospel Rock development within the Town of Gibsons. At present the only access to this large development is via Chaster and Pratt in Elphinstone. The SCRD has requested that the Town of Gibsons build access to Gospel Rock before development permits are issued, and we feel that this should be through the Town directly. The Town has responded negatively. We like our semi-rural community, with our school, farms, and family neighbourhoods. The existing proposal would create serious problems for the residents of Pratt and Chaster, as well as the general area, with a mass of construction traffic initially, followed by over a thousand vehicles of residents upon completion. Road maintenance is the responsibility of the Province in our regional area, so the Town would not pay for any required maintenance/ improvements etc. on Chaster or Pratt. The Mayor has already stated that they or the developer would not be responsible for anything
past the town border, which is at Mahon and Chaster. The Ministry of Transport (MOTI) has stated in a Gibsons staff report, "In order for Chaster Rd to be viewed and operated at a collector standard to the satisfaction of the Ministry, significant engineered and designed improvements would be required at the applicant’s cost.” Currently Chaster is not a designated collector road. Though there has been discussion of an alternative route, we have no guarantee that a second route will ever be put in as the Town suggests. We have had two community meetings on this issue with close to 100 residents attending each meeting voicing our serious concerns. We also have a petition with over 300 signatures also stating our opposition. We hope everyone will attend the Wednesday, May 23, 7pm Public Hearing at the Gibsons Legion. If you wish to comment at the hearing or send a letter please do it now as the town is now taking names on their list. Pat Ridgway, on behalf of the Elphinstone Traffic Group
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Foot passenger ferry proposal �loated Pacific Ferries is resuming its foot passenger service from Gibsons Harbour to downtown Vancouver as of Monday, May 21, just as the Town of Gibsons is investigating an approach to the ministry of transportation and infrastructure for a subsidy to operate a year-round service. Gibsons Councillor Jeremy Valeriote, who made a motion at the May 8 meeting of council to prepare a business case for a subsidy, said that the business case was identified as a priority in council’s strategic plan and was raised in a meeting with Transportation Minister Claire Trevena in September 2017. Interviewed by email, Valeriote stated: "While these are still preliminary discussions (particularly
with a provincial review of BC Ferries still ongoing), the Ministry is interested in understanding the real costs and revenues for a GibsonsVancouver harbour-to-harbour passenger service, as well as a socio-economic analysis of the impacts of having the service." Staff will report back to council at an upcoming meeting on the cost of preparing the business case, which is not included in the 2018 budget. In the meantime, Pacific Ferries' commuter service will depart from Gibsons harbour at 6:15am, stop in Horseshoe Bay at 6:55am, and arrive at the Westin Bayshore in Coal Harbour at 7:40am. The return trip departs from Coal Harbour at 4:35pm, stopping at Horse-
shoe Bay and arriving in Gibsons at 6pm. There is a shuttle service from Gibsons to Langdale for customers who left their car there. The Pacific Ferries website (pacificferries.ca) states that a stop can be made on Keats Island if booked in advance. Cash fares are $20 from Gibsons to Vancouver, or $30 from Vancouver to Gibsons. Monthly commuter passes are available. Seat reservations can be made via (778) 877-3329 or email@example.com. Pacific Ferries is also offering charter services, harbour tours of Vancouver, "island hopping" excursions into Howe Sound, and whale watching tours from Vancouver harbour during the day. Donna McMahon
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w w w. t h e l o c a l w e e k l y. c a Gibsons councillors faced a full house May 9 at the Gibsons Legion for a public hearing into the Eagle View Heights condo proposal. The development has met opposition from neighbours. Mayor Wayne Rowe recused himself on the grounds of a potential conflict of interest due to the location of his own residence. DONNA MCMAHON PHOTO
Money for ice-making machines approved At the planning and community development committee meeting on May 10, SCRD directors voted in favour of spending up to $264,000 for repairs to the ice plants at the Gibsons and Sechelt ice rinks, and another $125,000 to replace the condenser at the Sechelt rink. Following a tragic accident last fall when three workers were killed by an ammonia leak in Fernie, WorkSafe BC and Technical Safety BC have conducted risk assessments of ice rink equipment across the province. The SCRD has been issued with approximately 60 work orders, most of which must be completed before the ice plants go into operation this fall. Although the SCRD hopes to have fall ice installed on schedule (by August 20 at the Gibsons Recreation Centre and September 23 at the Sechelt Arena) the staff report noted: "With more than 200 arenas in BC assessed over the last few months, the market for refrigeration engineering and specialty trades
is under extreme load." At the same meeting, directors received a report recommending that the Sechelt Arena's condenser be replaced with a closed loop cooling system to reduce the amount of water required for ice installation by up to 45 per cent. The existing condenser was previously budgeted for replacement in 2021 at a cost of $63,000. The more efficient condenser is estimated to cost $125,000 and to have a life span of 10 years. Last fall, the installation of ice at the Sechelt Arena was delayed due to Stage 4 (extreme drought) water restrictions. At the time, alternate non-potable water sources were discussed for making ice in the future, such as an on-site well or rainwater. SCRD staff will be conducting a water alternatives feasibility study, in consultation with arena user groups. The work on the two arenas, totalling $389,000, was not included in the SCRD's 2018 budget, and will be
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OPEN HOUSE May 20 to 26 is Local Government Awareness Week in British Columbia. In honour of this week the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) is hosting an open house and the public is invited to attend and meet SCRD directors and staff.
Dock drowning On May 9 at approximately 5:20pm, Sunshine Coast RCMP and EHS were advised that a 90-year-old male had driven off the New Brighton public dock on Gambier Island and had failed to surface. The Gambier Island local male appears to have accidentally reversed an ATV which struck a barrier and flipped the ATV into the water. Coast Guard and a police dive team were dispatched and the deceased male who had become trapped underwater by his ATV was recovered. There is no indication that drugs or alcohol were involved. The Coroner and Sunshine Coast RCMP are continuing their investigation. Submitted by RCMP
The Open House will be held on Thursday, May 24 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SCRD Administration building, 1975 Field Road, Sechelt. The public is also invited to attend the Board meeting taking place the same day at 1:30 p.m.
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Mayor’s Message Bruce Milne Mayor, District of Sechelt
There are people in our community with strongly held opinions on our Sunshine Coast Community Forest (SCCF) operations, and there are those who have no idea what it is. Our Community Forest has been operating for 10 years, and is part of a network of community forests around the Province of BC. The benefits of community forestry vary from community to community, and we would like to checkin with our citizens to ensure our operations are still
aligned with the community’s values. We have committed to keeping our citizens better informed about the Community Forest, and in the coming months we will initiate a public consultation and engagement process to hear from you. In the Province of BC, the majority of timber is publicly owned (Crown Land), and the Provincial government authorizes the harvesting of Crown timber through forest tenure agreements. Community forests are one such agreement and they can be managed by local governments, community groups, and/or First Nations, for the benefit of the entire community. The District of Sechelt has held a Community Forest
agreement with the Province since 2008. The District of Sechelt enacted a bylaw in February 2014 to establish the Community Forest Legacy Fund. This ensured the profits from your logging operations would go back into the community for significant capital projects. None of the funds are used for day-to-day operations, but they have contributed significantly to nonprofit groups along the entire Coast. Our philosophy has been that because the logging takes place throughout the Coast, the profits should be shared throughout the Coast. Although the Community Forest is a tenure that focusses on the management of timber and other resource
Have your say on Horseshoe Bay BC Ferries has announced the launch of the online engagement platform to gather community input to help shape future plans for Horseshoe Bay terminal. The online engagement runs from now until May 31 and is available at bcferries.com/ about/hsbvision. The online engagement effort is part of a broader community engagement program BC Ferries announced in January. This program runs through to fall 2018 and will gather community feedback to better understand the important role the terminal plays in communities’ and customers’ travel experience, and the regional transportation network. BC Ferries is also seeking to gather input from surrounding communities, such as the Horseshoe Bay Village, and customers on their vision for the future of Horseshoe Bay terminal. BC Ferries recently completed engagement with community members and key stakeholder groups. Some themes that emerged in these sessions include:
• Ensure easy movement for all travellers and all modes of travel by creating an efficient and functional terminal design as many customers commute daily through the terminal; • Consider the needs of a variety of travellers who use the terminal regularly, as well as tourists and visitors; • Ensure respectful integration with the Village of Horseshoe Bay that includes minimizing noise, light and pollution impacts, while also
May 20 to 26 is Local Government Awareness Week in BC. In honour of the week the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) is hosting an open house May 24 and the public is invited to attend and meet SCRD directors and staff. “Local governments play a key role in providing citizens, businesses and communities with essential services they need to prosper and thrive,” says Bruce Milne, SCRD chair. The goal of this week is to generate awareness and educate the public about the roles and responsibilities of local government, and encourage the public to participate in local government processes. Local Government Awareness Week provides an opportunity to showcase programs and services that are vital to the daily life of every person on the Sunshine
Coast. The open house will include information showcasing the SCRD’s many services and programs. “The open house is a great opportunity for residents to ask questions in an open environment, and learn about some of the services we provide such as, drinking water, waste management,
providing benefit to the Village; and • Create a warm and welcoming arrival, bringing in natural elements and textures, while integrating green space and opening the design to the surrounding environment. Architects will use the feedback provided through the workshops and the online engagement to inform the development of design concepts for the terminal. Submitted
Architect Michael McDonald with images selected by participants in a visioning workshop for the redesign of the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal. The workshop was held May 5 at the Gibsons Recreation Centre. BC Ferries is now accepting input online until May 31. DONNA MCMAHON PHOTO
The regional district explained
On May 9, a theft was reported at a business in the 1100 block of Highway 101, Gibsons, after staff witnessed a suspect fill a bag with packaged raw meat and leave the premises without paying for it. The suspect was seen getting into a vehicle and fleeing the premises. The incident was also caught on surveillance video. The file is still under investigation. Submitted by RCMP
bikeways, emergency planning, land-use planning, fire protection, recreation and parks,” says Janette Loveys, SCRD chief administrative officer. The open house will be held on Thursday, May 24, 1-4pm, at the SCRD administration building, 1975 Field Road, Sechelt. The public is also invited to attend the Board meeting taking place the same day at 1:30pm. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Submitted
values, all activities are carried out with a high degree of respect for the environment. One of the immediate ecological benefits of the Community Forest was a 25-year moratorium on logging on tenures located in the Chapman watershed and Hidden Groves. The SCCF’s volunteer board of directors works hard to balance the values of harvesting timber with other interests and the values of protecting the watershed,
enjoying our trails and conserving unique ecosystems. Oceans Day is another way we work to protect our environment. World Oceans Day, celebrated in June each year, was originally proposed by the Canadian Government at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. This year’s call to action is “Preventing Plastic Pollution and Encouraging Solutions for a Healthy Ocean.” On Saturday June 9, join the District of Sechelt and
the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association at Friendship Park from noon-4pm for Sechelt Oceans Day – an afternoon of free family fun. For event information, please visit the Sechelt Oceans Day Celebration Facebook page, or contact the event coordinator at: email@example.com or 604.865.1633 In Sechelt we value this amazing place we live and we do our best to enjoy it – and protect it – every day.
Public Notice of Open House BC Parks (Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy) invites the public to attend an information session scheduled for the following date: Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 7p.m. to 9p.m. Roberts Creek Community Hall 1309 Roberts Creek Road Learn about and provide input into options being considered regarding the designation of Tetrahedron Park to enable the province to consider the possible expansion of the community water supply infrastructure at Chapman Lake. For more information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Planning on pressure washing? Now is the time to schedule your job. Pressure washing sidewalks and driveways, windows, or exterior building surfaces is permitted only during Stage 1 Outdoor Water Use Restrictions.
BBQ season On May 11, a small section of false teeth was found in the 5700 block of Cowrie Street, Sechelt. Owner may claim with detailed description within 90 days. Please reference file 2018-2917. Submitted by RCMP
For more information: 604-885-6806 www.scrd.ca/Sprinkling-Regulations
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Getting your boat ready for summer Summer is approaching: is your boat properly equipped and ready for the 2018 boating season? Boating is a great activity, whether you take to the water to paddle, sail, fish or cruise. Whatever your passion may be, the Canadian Safe Boating Council advises that learning how to boat safely will increase your enjoyment of boating. As a boater, you are legally responsible for equipping yourself and your boat, operating your vessel safely and ensuring the safety of your passengers. You are responsible for knowing the laws and regulations that govern the safe operation of vessels on Canadian waterways. The minimum cost of a fine for not having the required safety equipment on board and in good working order is $200. To kick start this season’s activities and in support of the Safe Boating Awareness Week, the Sunshine Coast Power and Sail Squadron is offering free Recreational Vessel Courtesy Check on Saturday, May 19, 9am-3pm, at the Gibsons Marina. Our boating safety specialists will conduct a thorough inspection of your vessel, review steps with you on ways to enhance boating safety. The courtesy check itself
takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes consisting of a visual check of your boat’s safety equipment (personal, fire, signaling and navigational) according to the size of your boat and the DOT's small vessel regulations, as well as to ensure the required documentation is also on board (boat registration or licence and an operator’s (PCOC) card). A two-part form is completed with one part given to the boater and the other sent to Transport Canada. When the boat that has been inspected is fully in compliance with the safe boating regulations, a windshield sticker will be awarded. This is an annual check so the stickers are marked with the year they are issued. If the boat is non-compliant, the owner will be given an opportunity to return with their part of the form and evi-
dence that their boat is now in compliance, the boat will then be re-inspected and issued a current sticker. The boater’s personal information is not recorded or given to Transport Canada. The Sunshine Coast Power and Sail Squadron is a committed community of experienced power and sail boaters, national in scope, working together as volunteers to promote safe, enjoyable boating for all, through education, training and fellowship. Courses range from entry level Boating Basics (Pleasure Craft Operators’ Certificate) to more advanced on-shore and off-shore navigation. For further details or to book an appointment for the Recreational Vessel Courtesy Check, please email SunshineCCPS@gmail.com or call 778-734-0737. Submitted
The care-free fun of boating begins with a safety inspection. The Sunshine Coast Power and Sail Squadron is oﬀering free inspections May 19 at Gibsons Marina. METRO CREATIVE PHOTO
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Looking for a quality view home in one of the Sunshine Coast’s best locations? Don’t miss this 4-5 bedroom custom home, boasting over 3,200 square ft of living space with spacious rooms, two gas fireplaces, 10 ft ceilings on main floor, luxurious master bedroom opening out to 280 square ft deck with westerly ocean views and expansive sunsets! Lovely home shows like new inside and out. Other great features include double car garage, concrete driveway, 5 ft crawl space, open kitchen and the possibility of an easily converting the level below into separate suite. Great location at end of quiet culde-sac allows short walk to beaches, trails, pier, elementary school and great shops!
Don’t miss this charming, reno’d view rancher with fully finished basement in ideal Gibsons location! Short walk to Bonniebrook beach, elementary school & hiking trails. Main floor offers well appointed master w/gas F/P, access to deck, lovely ensuite bath & ocean views Enjoy ocean views from many rooms with vaulted ceilings, & open kitchen finished with granite counters. Huge entertaining sundeck wrapping around entire front & side of this south-facing home! Entirely reno’d walk-out basement provides tons of options with full kitchen & potentially 2 bdrms which can be easily transformed into a self-contained suite with a view! All 3 baths in home are new as are all floors. Other great features include gas F/P below, stamped concrete walkways & patios, several new windows & single detached garage which would make a great shop!
Don’t miss this lovely, recently updated 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home in great, central location. Spacious rooms on the main floor offer large living room with new gas fireplace and vaulted ceiling as well as additional family room off of gorgeous updated kitchen with new granite counters, tile backsplash, all new SS appliances, lighting and floors. The list of recent improvements include fresh paint throughout, all new window treatments, updated bathrooms, new hot water tank, new cedar deck with glass cover and completely fenced and landscaped yard. The home and property is truly better that brand new. Other features include double car garage and short walk to shopping, schools and some of the best walking trails in Gibsons.
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Less than 10 mins from the ferry is this long time family waterfront acreage with over 200’ of frontage on one of the best beaches on the Coast, with beautiful creek running alongside your property, coming out at the ocean’s edge. Lovingly maintained, this home has vaulted wood ceilings, 2 wood burning F/P’s, great entertaining deck & short stroll to the water. Large master with walk-thru closet, enormous ensuite, + 2 other bdrms & den. Unfinished basement but great workshop space with lots of windows &wine cellar. High efficiency gas furnace & HW tank, newer roof, detached carport. A must see!
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A truly amazing waterfront property. 180 degree views of the Georgia Strait and Vancouver and Gulf Islands allow you to watch all types and sizes of boats pass by. This home offers a unique and rare combination of being an upgraded/renovated house on a flat property with expansive ocean views. Directly south facing water front and from the deck watch the resident eagle family raise their young in their nest only 120 feet away in the trees. The sunrise turns the inside of the home a deep rich red while you have your morning coffee and the view of the sunset over the islands is spectacular. This home is on a quiet dead end street in a wonderful friendly neighbourhood. Various ocean and land wildlife to view from the deck. Zoned for a separate cottage and has a small shop that could become a cottage. A fabulous home.
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There’s treasure in those recycling bins — There’streasure treasuretoinbuild those recycling bins — enough a house! And when enough treasure to build a house! And when it comes to claiming that treasure Habitat for it comes toSunshine claiming Coast that treasure Habitat Humanity has been ridingfora Humanity Coast wave rightSunshine from the get go.has been riding a wave right from the get go. When Alcan Canada announced a threeWhen Alcan Canada announced a threeyear aluminum-can recycling competition in year aluminum-can recycling competition in 2004 Habitat Canada’s smallest affiliate was 2004 quick Habitat to plot aCanada’s winning smallest course. affiliate was quick to plot a winning course. “We placed our bins beside the community “We placed beside recycling binsour in bins Gibsons andthe at community Xtra Foods recycling bins in Gibsons and at Foods (now Your Independent Grocer) Xtra in Sechelt. (now Your Independent Grocer) in Sechelt. Every day a volunteer would go and pick up Every day a volunteer would go and pick up a bagful and take it to Caps Off. We chose to a bagful and take it to Caps Off. We chose to wear bright orange Habitat T-shirts to get wear bright orange Habitat T-shirts to get ourselves known in the public and to be the ourselves known in the public and to be the face of Habitat.” face of Habitat.” The strategy worked. HFHSC won the “most The strategy worked. HFHSC won the “most cans collected per capita” category two of the cans collected per capita” category two of the three years of the program, netting $127,500 three years of the program, netting $127,500 from Alcan — a significant portion of the from Alcan — a significant portion of the cost of building our first Habitat Home on cost of building our first Habitat Home on the Sunshine Coast. the Sunshine Coast.
SUMMER SUMMER VOLUNTEERS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! NEEDED! CALL CALL NOW NOW AND AND JOIN JOIN OUR OUR TEAM! TEAM! Minimum Minimum 2 2 hrs/week. hrs/week. Various Various Positions. Positions. Call Margie: 604.885.8940 Call Margie: 604.885.8940
HFHSC also collects refundables at other HFHSC also collects refundables at other locations, at Gibsons Bottle Depot, 1035 Venlocations, Bottle Depot, Venture Way, at weGibsons have bins at the West1035 in Davis ture Way, we have bins at the West in Davis Bay, at the Sechelt landfill site and bins for Bay, at the Sechelt site and bins for the residents of thelandfill Watermark in Sechelt. the residents Watermark in Sechelt. We would like of to the expand this operation. We We would like to expand this operation. We will provide signage and bins for businesses, will provide signage and bins for businesses, institutions, community events and apartinstitutions, community events and to apartment/condo buildings that are willing doment/condo buildings to that nate their refundables us.are willing to donate their refundables to us.
Since then it’s been full steam ahead for our Since then it’s been full steam ahead for our intrepid recycling crew. We have enlarged intrepid recycling crew. Wedepot have to enlarged and moved our recycling Salish and moved our recycling depot to Salish Soils and collect more and more “treasure” Soils everyand year.collect more and more “treasure” every year.
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If you don’t have pickup service you have you don’t have pickupup service you have toIftake your recyclables to Salish Soils to take your recyclables up to Salish anyway. Why not come and visit us atSoils our anyway. Why not come and visit us at colorful friendly shack and donate your our recolorful friendly shack and donate your refundable beverage containers? Even if you fundable beverage recycling containers? Evenyou if you do have street-side pickup still do have street-side recycling pickup you still have to run your glass containers up to Salish have runnot your glass containers up to Salish Soils. to Why take your refundable containSoils. Whytonot your containers over ourtake shack at refundable the same time and ers over to our shack at the same time and receive lavish praise and a special thank you! receive lavish praise and a special thank you!
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We aim to have two volunteers at Salish Weevery aim to have two Salish soils morning andvolunteers afternoon, at plus 6-8 soils every morning and afternoon, plus volunteers sorting and counting at Caps 6-8 Off volunteers sorting and counting at Caps Off every Wednesday. But volunteers need vacavolunteers need vacaevery Wednesday. But tions too; we sometimes have to scramble to tions too; And we sometimes havedoing to scramble to fill shifts. when we start pick-ups fill shifts. And when weand start doing pick-ups at festivals, businesses apartment buildat festivals, businesses and apartment buildings, we will need even more help. If you can ings, we will need even more help. If you can give an hour or two a week, it will make a give an hour or two a week, it will make a world of difference — and you will get a free, world of difference — and you will get a free, florescent orange T-Shirt! “Each member of florescent orange T-Shirt! “Each member of the recycling team has ownership at a high the recycling team has ownership at a high level,” says HFHSC board member Margie level,” says HFHSC board member Margie Garrard. “Couples often work shifts togethGarrard. “Couples often work shifts together, and they are responsible for greeting the er, and they are responsible for greeting the public, sorting containers and leaving the public, sorting containers and leaving the area tidy. They take a lot of pride in this. I like area tidy. They take a lot of pride in this. I like to say that we perform a little miracle every to say that we perform a little miracle every shift. shift.
More often than not a volunteer in a bright More often than not a volunteer in a bright orange T-Shirt will be outside our shack to orange T-Shirt will be outside our shack to help you sort all your refundables. Cans, help you sort all your refundables. Cans, plastic bottles and cardboard beverage conplastic bottles and cardboard beverage containers can be sorted into slots; refundable tainers can be sorted into slots; refundable glass beverage bottles can be left on the taglass beverage bottles can be left on the tables for sorting by volunteers. Two or three bles for sorting by volunteers. Two or three times a week we truck all of the containers to times a week we truck all of the containers to Caps Off, where another crew of volunteers Caps Off, where another crew of volunteers sorts your pop can into a flat of 24 in prepasorts your pop can into a flat of 24 in preparation for shipping to processors. Caps Off ration for shipping to processors. Caps Off cuts us a cheque for all the refundables we cuts us a cheque for all the refundables we take take to to them. them. The The 10 10 cents cents we we get get for for your your pop can really adds up when combined pop can really adds up when combined with with the the half-million half-million other other refundable refundable containers containers donated donated by by your your fellow fellow Coasters Coasters every every year. year. Your pop can is magically transformed Your pop can is magically transformed into into building materials. Volunteer Ken Williams building materials. Volunteer Ken Williams often often tells tells donors, donors, “Thanks, “Thanks, this this will will give give us us aa bag bag of of nails!” nails!”
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Back in Time Marci Beacham Fuller
Archivist / Curatorial Assistant, SC Museum & Archives
Of all of the educational programs that we offer, Museum School remains one of our favourites due to the connections that it creates between the students, the Museum, and the larger community. This program invites an elementary class to spend an entire week at the Museum to learn about Sunshine Coast history, explore exhibits, and enjoy community member presentations. We began offering Museum School in 2008, working alongside Gillian Kydd, who developed the “Open Minds” concept on which Museum School is based. This concept encourages community-based learning – an educational model where learning is taken out of the
Search & Rescue Dispatches John Hansen
Volunteer RCMSAR Station 12 Halfmoon Bay
It is May Long weekend. The unofficial launch of the boating season. Boats and boaters undergo a ritual of cleaning, provisioning, maintenance and trip planning. It is a good time to check safety gear, such as life-jackets, fire extinguishers, flares, running lights, bilge pumps, anchors, radios and other important safety equipment, and to
Books & Beyond Andrea Routley
Community Outreach Coordinator, Gibsons and District Public Library
“Community” may refer to all of the people living in a particular geographical area, or it may refer to a socio-cultural group within that area, such as the LGBTQ2 community, the Indigenous community, the Chinese community. Then there are communities that form around a shared interest: the maker community, the knitting community, the podcasting community. And of all these communities intersect in numerous ways. How does a library create programming and events to serve these diverse communities? Often, individuals approach me about organizing an event, such as when Ben Resuisak suggested the Gibsons Environmental Sustainability Forum (April). Other times, we reach out to organizations and individuals in an effort to build new and meaningful relationships to truly make the library a welcoming space for all. After all, “everyone welcome” is a phrase we often hear, too, but who is this “everyone”? When we don’t
classroom environment and students are able to immerse themselves within their community. One main activity during the week is object-based journaling, where students spend an hour each day writing and sketching exhibited artifacts. While working, students are encouraged to contemplate and ask meaningful questions about the objects. This activity teaches students to slow down in order to fully observe and connect with the artifact, in turn developing useful research skills. Students also connect with different community members. During our May 7-11 session with Sylvia Calvori’s 4/5 Cedar Grove class, students wove cedar with Jessica Silvey, a shíshálh Nation member. They also visited The Kube gallery with Jill Pilon, and they learned about food reclamation from Stephanie Heins of Ginger Jars. On the final day, they
toured the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue boathouse with David Croal. Calvori says that Museum School is “about learning about ourselves and each other. This is attained by having students share family artifacts and family stories. Museum School is also about connecting with the local community. Students gain knowledge through community members that they may not gain in the traditional classroom.” We love Museum School because of the sense of connection that the students feel toward the artifacts and exhibits by the end of the week. You can see the students’ comfort and familiarity with the space and collection grow; often, after Museum School is over, we have students returning on their own or with family to lead them on a guided tour. Every year, we partner with School District #46 classes to offer this valuable
educational opportunity. It continues to gain interest from teachers, and we often receive more requests to
review the response procedures with your family and crew members. A basic reference document is Transport Canada’s “Safe Boating Guide”. It is available on line at www.boatingsafety.gc.ca . This Guide gives an excellent summary of all the mandatory safety requirements for various sizes of recreational boats, and helpful advice for additional safety equipment and practices. RCM SAR Station 12 provides search and rescue capability to the central Sunshine Coast with our two boats – one in Secret Cove and one
in Porpoise Bay. To promote safe boating, we also provide a safety check service. We have eight members of Station 12 who are trained to carry out safety checks on pleasure craft up to 24 metres in length. It is a roughly a 40-point check list. It is free and entirely voluntary. A safety check takes about an hour. The result of a safety check is a written report to you, the owner. The RCM SAR report looks a lot like the 50-point safety check on your car when you have it serviced, with all the mandatory requirements checked (Yes or No) and recommen-
dations for corrections or improvements. Boats that check Yes for all the requirements also receive a sticker that demonstrates compliance. Why is this important? • First, recreational boats in BC are required by law to meet certain safety requirements. Owners of boats can be fined by the law enforcement agencies (RCMP, Coast Guard, Transport Canada, etc) if the boat is not in compliance. • Second, concerns your boat insurance. Insurers do look favourably on those owners that have the up to date safety check. It is also reassuring
see ourselves reflected in the books, programs, events and other attendees, “everyone welcome” is a sentiment that falls flat. The coming month brings a diversity of events, from health-related topics such as a presentation on preventing elder abuse (June 2) to a workshop to help you prepare for that job interview (May 22). Two upcoming talks include “Reading the Spanish Civil War: Poetry & Prose as Portal to History” (May 23), and a presentation exploring the art and history of weaving with Dionne Paul (June 9). “Why Indigenous Law Matters,” with filmmaker Kamala Todd, happens June 20, and that, my friends, is two days after summer registration opens. Yes, you may choke on your coffee, but it’s also nearly time to register the kids for summer programs. (Details to come; registration for these free programs will open June 18.) The library is always striving to do better. I invite you to send me your suggestions, requests and criticisms – your input will be thoughtfully considered. After all, this is a library, a place where information is a good thing. aroutley@ gibsons.bclibrary.ca See you at the library.
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participate than we can accommodate – due to funding restraints, we can only facilitate up to three classes
a year. We are currently exploring different ways to expand the program to accommodate more sessions.
A grade 4/5 class from Cedar Grove Elementary with their teacher, Sylvia Calvori, upper right. The class spent the week of May 7 in “Museum School”, learning in the community. PHOTO SUBMITTED
for the owner to know that if you did have an accident and a claim, a record of a passed safety check could be important. • Third, is your own peace of mind. Boating in BC waters, for most of the time is pretty benign. But weather can turn bad, fast, and mechanical problems can arise unexpectedly. It is good to know that you have covered the bases to protect your vessel, family and friends. Arrange a Pleasure Craft Safety Check by calling 604889-1948 or emailing: info@ rcmsar12.org.
Peter Forster of Station 12 was recently awarded the RCM SAR Robert McKee “Stitch” Service Award for his station leadership, commitment to others and compassion in action. JANIS FRANKLIN PHOTO
Students learn how to step in and stop harassment A Grey Cup champion, teachers and grade 12 facilitators recently helped 40 local high school students learn empowering ways to help prevent sexual abuse and harassment. Sunshine Coast Community Services Society (SCCSS), in collaboration with School District No. 46, hosted a Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) student summit May 3 at Seaside Centre in Sechelt. Students in grades 10, 11 and 12 from Chatelech Secondary plus students from Pender Harbour School and Sunshine Coast Alterna-
tive School (Heritage Learning Centre) participated in hands-on exercises along with about a dozen local teachers and SCCSS staff. In scenarios that ranged from verbal abuse to sexting and lack of sexual consent, students learned practical ways to communicate that violence and abuse are not acceptable. They discussed related issues in a plenary session and in smaller maleonly, female-only and fluidgender groups. “I’m not OK with just standing by and being silent when someone is being abused,”
Some of the students who attended sessions on how to prevent sexual abuse and harassment, May 3 at the Seaside Centre. PHOTO SUBMITTED
said keynote speaker J. R. LaRose, a spokesperson for Be More Than a Bystander and a member of the 2011 BC Lions’ Grey Cup championship team. “It’s time we speak up and be a voice for those that have been hurt and abused. Speak up and break the silence.” This summit was a return engagement for LaRose; he was the event’s keynote speaker in 2016. He shared stories of challenges in his youth dealing with family addiction issues and violence suffered by his mother and sister. LaRose has been a spokesperson for Be More Than a Bystander since its inception in 2011. This initiative between the BC Lions and the Ending Violence Association of BC breaks the silence surrounding violence by providing tools, language and practical ideas to be more than a bystander and to communicate that violence and abuse are not acceptable. This year marked the first time that students at the Summit served as co-facilitators with teachers in an effort to make the event as studentfocused as possible. The local
tl'ikwem Youth Dance Group performed a welcome song. “We are so proud of the youth stepping up as leaders and change-makers at the MVP Student Summit,” said Denise Woodley, manager of SCCSS’s Together Against Violence programs. “Genderbased violence is a reality for hundreds of women and girls on the Sunshine Coast. These students can help challenge attitudes, language and behaviour that lead to violence.” The Sunshine Coast is the first place in Canada where high school youth have participated in an MVP program. This peer leadership model, developed by MVP Strategies in the early 1990s in Boston, MA, uses trained student leaders to empower those who might otherwise be silent observers to situations where bullying and violence is unfolding. Any organization interested in MVP funding or sponsorship opportunities is invited to contact Denise Woodley at dwoodley@sccss. ca or Heather Conn, MVP Lead, at email@example.com. Submitted
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HOME & GARDEN Succulents almost water themselves Succulents can be just what indoor or outdoor gardens need. Even though succulents are becoming more popular, there are still some people who are unaware of their attributes. By learning more about succulents, people may become devotees of these unique plants. The word "succulent" brings to mind juicy, savory foods. But succulents aren't meant to be consumed. In fact, they get their mouthwatering name from their uncanny ability to store water in fleshy stems or leaves. That means they do not require frequent watering like other plants might. Succulents also may prove more durable in the face of drought and are a handy plant for
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forgetful gardeners or those who travel often and want something more hands-off in their gardens. According to the succulents resource Succulents and Sunshine, most succulents prefer warm temperatures and are not very cold-tolerant. However, there are some varieties that can survive freezing temperatures. Still, for most succulents, it's best if they are kept in warm, moderately sunny conditions. The DIY Network says succulents grow best in bright light, but not always in full, hot sun. Succulents also may attract gardeners thanks to their diverse looks. Better Homes & Gardens says that color variations of succulents are quite
It was perfect gardening weather May 6 as gardeners examined the wares at the annual plant sale at the Botanical Garden in West Sechelt. DONNA MCMAHON PHOTO
Succulents actually come in many colours. METRO CREATIVE PHOTO varied and include green, yellow, burgundy, white, bluegreen, pink, red, and variegated combinations. Their shapes can be just as diverse, with many having pointy, rounded, spiky, or ruffled leaves. People may be particularly familiar with one type of succulent: cacti. These traditional desert-dwellers are prized for their waterretention abilities, but some seem downright scary with their prickly exteriors. While all cacti are succulents, it's important to note that not all succulents are cacti. Less needle-like succulents include aloe, jade, snake plant, and agave. Hens and chicks (sempervivum) and wax plant (hoya) are other succulents to consider. Searching for succulents online is another great way for gardeners to discover these wonderful plants. Metro Creative
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Taking the indoors outdoors Evaluate the space Look at the lot and decide what will go where, such as where to place the party space, where to create a quiet hideaway and where to locate a pool house or outdoor shower. A large, flat yard can be divided into a series of patios that serve different purposes. Yards that are built on a hill or a slope can still be utilized with creative design elements, such as multi-tiered decking. Easy food and drink access Traipsing in and out of the house for refreshments can become tiresome when entertaining outside. In such situations, people also can track dirt inside of the home or leave a trail of pool water in their wake. Outdoor kitchens allow easy access to food and drink that makes outdoor entertaining much easier. Outdoor kitchens should in-
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clude a sink, small refrigerator, built-in grill, and bar area. Creature comforts Homeowners should think about the things that make the inside of their homes so comfortable and then replicate that outside. Sofas and loveseats covered in fabric suited for outdoors and plenty of pillows can make for great lounging. Shade structures, like a trellis or retractable awning, will keep the area comfortable and can also define outdoor "rooms" and establish privacy. Fire it up Lanterns and candles may create a romantic feel, but a fire pit or outdoor fireplace may help extend use of the outdoor entertaining area beyond summer. Metro Creative
Overnight on May 14, a suspect dug up and stole two newly transplanted plants from behind a business in the 600 block of School Road, Gibsons. The stolen plants were a fivefoot-tall bamboo and a five-foot-tall Japanese maple. Anyone with any information about this theft is asked to contact RCMP, reference file 2018-2993. Submitted by RCMP
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Events on the Sunshine Coast May 17 Reopening of community space at Rockwood Lodge, Sechelt, 2pm May 17 Creative in the Creek presents Jane Calm, Gord Halloran, Lisa Voth, Jay Burnam, Kym Chi and Momo & Isabella, Gumboot Cafe, Roberts Creek, 7:30pm, by donation May 18 Family games night, FUSE Hub, 15-292 Gower Point Rd., Gibsons, 6-9:30pm, free May 18-20 Art show and sale, Gibsons Public Market, Fri. noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am5pm May 19 Pender Harbour May Day celebration with pancake breakfast, parade and games, Madeira Park, 9am-4pm May 19 Historical walking tour of Gibsons Landing with Dale Peterson, meet at Pioneer Park, 10am-11:30pm, by donation May 19 Royal wedding tea, high tea and entertainment, fundraiser for SC Grandmothers and Grandothers, Pebbles Restaurant, Sechelt, 2pm, $30, wear your fancy hat May 19 Human foosball tournament, fundraiser for Rogue Arts Festival, Clarke Farm, Tyson Road, Wilson Creek, 2-7pm, $20 to play, $10 to watch May 19 Opening reception for exhibit by five artists, FibreWorks Studio, 12887 SC Hwy., 2-4pm May 19 Beachcomber Ukulele Group (BUGS) entertains, Gibsons Public Market, 2:30pm May 19 Bonar Harris and Ted McNicol, Mad Park Bistro, Madeira Park, 6:30pm May 19 The Burying Ground, Gumboot Cafe, Roberts Creek, 7:30pm, $10-20 May 19 Author Robert Moor reads from his book “On Trails”, Arts Centre, Sechelt, 8pm, by donation May 19 Playback, Gibsons Legion, 8pm, members $5, guests $10 May 19 The Upside Down djs, Roberts Creek Legion, 9pm, members $7, guests $14 May 19-20 New York paintings of John Down on display, 5623 Leaning Tree Rd., Halfmoon Bay, 1-5pm May 20 Documentary “Mr. Gaga”, about one of the world’s most important choreographers, Arts Centre, Sechelt, 10:30am-12:30pm, suggested $10 donation May 20 Technology swap, Fuse Community Work Hub, Gibsons Landing, 1-3pm May 20 The Burying Ground, Mad Park Bistro, Madeira Park, noon3pm May 22 A workshop on preparing for a job interview with Laura Smit, Gibsons Public Library, 4pm, free
May 22 Share your adventure stories, Gibsons Tapworks, 6:45-9pm, $15 May 23 Writer Alex Laidlaw discusses the Spanish Civil War, Gibsons Public Library, 6-7:30pm May 24 School carnival with games, silent auction and salmon BBQ, Halfmoon Bay Community School, 5:30-7:30pm May 25 The Chair Actors Company presents “The Wild Flower Book”, Seniors Centre, Sechelt, 7pm, $20 May 25 Spring concert by A Cappela Strait and Cholorations Children’s Choir, St. John’s United Church, Davis Bay, 7pm, $20, students & seniors $15, under 12 free May 25 Pender Harbour Choir presents “What a Wonderful World”, Botanical Garden, West Sechelt, 7:30pm, $20, under 13 free with an adult May 25 Mexican vocalist and choreographer Bábara Lázara performs, Gibsons Public Art Gallery, 7:30pm, $10 donation May 25 Artesia coffee house with Katrina Bishop plus daughters Teegan and Stella Koch, Arts Centre, Sechelt, 8pm, $10 May 26 Annual Mini Maker Faire, Dougall Park, Gibsons, 11am-2pm May 26 SC Quilters’ Guild meeting features trunk show by New Westminster quilter Terry Aske, Holy Parish Hall, West Sechelt, 11am, $7 drop-in May 26 David j Taylor, Mad Park Bistro, Madeira Park, 6pm May 26 Dance time with The Bear Music Company, Seniors Centre, Sechelt, 7pm, members $5, others $10 May 26 Spring concert by A Cappela Strait and Cholorations Children’s Choir, St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, Gibsons, 7pm, $20, students & seniors $15, under 12 free May 26 Jazz with Laura Cream, Rene Worst and Steve Giltrow, Gibsons Public Market, 7:30pm, $20 May 26 Monty Montego and the rocksteady crew, Coopers Green Hall, Halfmoon Bay, 7:30pm, $20 May 26 Sinmobile and guests, Roberts Creek Legion, 9pm, members $8, guests $15 May 27 Drag races, Sechelt Airport, 9am, $10, under 12 free May 27 Emily Cooper workshop on how to photograph your art, Arts Centre, Sechelt, 10am1pm, arts centre members $15, others $25 May 27 Pender Harbour Choir presents “What a Wonderful World”, School of Music, Madeira Park, 2:30pm, $20, under 13 free with an adult
ARTS & CULTURE
Art Review Anna Nobile Freelance Creative Writer, Arts & Culture
A new exhibit called Visual Language 5 Voices opens at the FibreWorks Gallery in Madeira Park on May 19. The exhibit will feature the works of five local artists, Valerie Marus, Joan Baker, Martha Tatman, Laura Mann, and Sandra Leheup, who have been working under the guidance of artist and teacher Catherine Nicholls. After working as an interior designer for 25 years, Nicholls returned to school, graduating from the City and Guilds London Art School in 2000. Since 2002, she has been a sought-after guest instructor and speaker, touring the UK regularly, as well as mentoring students closer to home. The 5 Voices group met on average once every six weeks for three years working toward this exhibit. Nicholls asked each artist to produce five pieces based on the five elements of design: line, shape, form, texture, and colour. “They are the fundamental building blocks of art,” explains Nicholls. “No matter
what you do, where you go, who you are. If you’re an artist, you live and die by those five elements of design.” Though all were given the same task, the artists used different approaches, techniques, and textiles to accomplish their goal, producing unique and individual results. “There is a similarity, yet a diversity, within each one that I find really fascinating,” says Nicholls. “[While] inspired by that particular element [of design], where their explorations have gone after that starting point, it may have gone to a different place.” A unique feature of the exhibit is that each artist has produced a textile “sculpture,” a three-dimensional piece to express the element of form. “In a world where our biggest goal is to make it lie flat, now we’re trying to build it up,” laughs Nicholls. “They’ve all responded to the challenges amazingly well and in such different ways,” she says. “It’s a huge step for them and I am so proud of them for taking it.” Visual Language 5 Voices runs at FibreWorks Gallery May 19 to July 2. Opening reception May 19, 2-4pm. Nicholls will be demonstrating indigo dying techniques
A textile sculpture called “Warhol Madiens” by Valerie Marus is included in an exhibit at FibreWorks Gallery in Madeira Park. PHOTO SUBMITTED from noon to 3pm May 20-22. Admission is free and all are welcome. In addition, she will be giving a workshop June 8 and 9 called Haiku Tulips on the use of colour and thickened dyes. In Other Words, a
four-day workshop starting June 21, uses words as the basis for the exploration of ideas, imagery, composition and techniques. More information, and to register, visit fibreworksgallery.com
Dancing like you’ve never seen It is the story, on film, of an artistic genius who has redefined the language of modern dance. The film is “Mr. Gaga”, a documentary by Tomer Heymann, and the subject is Ohad Naharin, Artistic Director of the Batsheva Dance Company who is regarded as one of the most important choreographers in the world. The film screens at the Arts Centre, Sunday, May 20 at 10:30am as part of the Art & the Documentary Sunday Film Series. “Mr. Gaga” introduces you to Ohad Naharin, a man with great artistic integrity and an extraordinary vision, at a critical turning point in his personal life. It was filmed over a period of eight years and mixes intimate rehearsal footage with an extensive unseen archive and breath-
taking dance sequences. The director notes that the seeds for his film were planted 20 years ago when he first saw Naharin’s Batsheva Dance Group perform. “My head and my heart experienced a giant upheaval … From that evening on, I became an obsessive consumer of Batsheva’s art of dance.” Naharin’s works have been performed by prominent companies around the globe and have garnered him numerous awards and honours for his contributions to the world of dance. Naharin has redefined the language of modern dance and it is called Gaga. Gaga emphasizes the exploration of sensation and availability for movement and has attracted a wide following among dancers around the world. The film was release in 2017, runs
It is a moment of magic. The dancers appear to be airborne because they are – captured on film while in mid leap – in this still from the documentary “Mr. Gaga”. The film screens May 20, 10:30am, at the Arts Centre in Sechelt. GADI DAGON PHOTO 100 minutes and is rated PG. Guest speaker for "Mr. Gaga" will be Sunshine Coast dancer and choreographer, Katherine Denham. Free muffins and coffee will be served thanks to sponsor, Strait
Coffee. Suggested donation of $10. Doors open at 10am. The Arts Centre is at the corner of Trail and Medusa in Sechelt. sunshinecoastartscouncil. com Submitted
A philosopher on foot Have you ever wondered about the significance of trails? Robert Moor has; he has walked them, thought about them, researched them and written about them. Even if you’ve never thought about them, you’ll enjoy hearing Robert talk about trails, because they “act as an essential guiding force on this planet.” Robert Moor is the next author in the series of readings sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Arts Council. He is a journalist whose articles
have appeared in magazines such as Harper’s, New Yorker and Granta. His book, “On Trails; An Exploration”, published in 2016, won him both the Pacific Northwest Book Award and the National Outdoor Book Award. He lives on the Sunshine Coast. Robert’s interest in trails was sparked in his childhood, but it was the long, tough days on the Appalachian Trail that confirmed his fascination with and dedication to hiking. And as he hiked he thought more and more
about their significance. His reflections and research range from primeval fossil trails to insects, from mammals to early humans and thence to the modern highway and the internet. Trails are essential to communication for all life forms. “Without trails”, Robert claims, “we would be lost.” Robert Moor will be reading and discussing his book at the Arts Centre in Sechelt at 8pm, Saturday, May 19. By donation. Submitted
Sunshine Coast resident Robert Moor will read from his award-winning book “On Trails; An Exploration” May 19 at the Arts Centre in Sechelt. PHOTO SUBMITTED
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Around the Harbour
rates of Pender”. Starting with a 4-km run, kid’s fishing derby, pancake breakfast – all before the May Day parade starts at 11am. After the parade spend the afternoon enjoying kid’s games, petting zoo, live music, races, face-painting, longboard hockey games, vendors, crafts, food and much more. See the 73rd Annual May Day Facebook page for more
in Pender Harbour
The big day is finally here, Saturday, May 19 is the 73rd Annual May Day Celebration in Pender Harbour. This is the biggest event in Pender and you won’t want to miss it; the theme this year is “Pi-
information. Running over the same weekend as May Day is the 17th annual Attack of Danger Bay longboarding event. An entire weekend of longboarding, camping, hockey tournament, live music, races and more. This is a Pender Harbour tradition that will blow your socks off. The big event is on Sunday, May 21 where longboarders will
race down the hills of Pender Harbour thrilling the many onlookers. Go to the Attack of Danger Bay 17 Facebook page for the latest information. Visit the Madeira Park Farmers Market every Friday from now until the end of September to buy locally grown and produced vegetables, eggs, baking, honey,
preserves and more. Come between 11am and 3pm to the Harbour Spirit Centre at the corner of Madeira Park Road and the Highway to support your local growers. For more information or to become a vendor, please call Megan at 604-989-1496 or email suntwistacres@gmail. com. Sechelt Farm Collective is also available, please
call Jill at 604-885-9641 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested in a dog obedience class for your fourlegged friend? The Pender Harbour Community School will be offering a course starting May 24. Pre-registration is required by calling 604-883-2826.
there are so many amazing breeds out there that you want to try. There’s a term for this, Chicken Math, which is where you start with just a couple and end up with 100 chickens, four coops…and still wanting more.” She often hears from customers, “We spend so much time watching them, they’re better than tv”, “I never knew
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Chickens: from the backyard to the plate with the desire to preserve heritage breeds, have fun and connect with the natural world. To help people get started in this rewarding hobby, Lisa Murata of Under the Feather Farm will be teaching several courses on basic backyard chicken care. She has been raising and breeding heritage chickens for almost 30
What is be more rewarding than going out and collecting fresh eggs from your happy, healthy, free-ranging chickens or – if you’re adventurous – cooking up a homegrown chicken. More people are taking an interest in the quality of their food, which is why backyard chickens are becoming more popular, along
years, and operates Under the Feather Farm hatchery in Roberts Creek, specializing in rare heritage chicken breeds ideal for the backyard flock. Lisa has been known to say, “Chickens are about as easy to care for as cats with the right set up” and “Really the only problem with them is they are addictive,
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Tip of the Week: The next big phase of change has officially begun. Uranus will transit through Taurus until Spring 2026! It will retrograde back into Aries from early November 2018 to early March 2019 and that does count, yet the official entry has occurred activating the transit cycle. Interestingly, 2026 is also the year that Neptune enters Aries. The most fundamental impact will be on the economy as the internet enters into its next major phase of development. This is revealing the steady growth of 5G in the background and now its implementation which is occurring right now whether we know it, like it, believe ‘in’ it, or not. Over the course of this 8-year span of time, Jupiter will have transited from Scorpio to Cancer or 8 signs. Saturn will have completed its transit through Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces and will be in Aries itself. Remember, a planet in its own sign and when it transits Aries marks the beginning of important cycles. Thus, with Saturn in Capricorn, the sign it rules, we are experiencing the beginnings of
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12887 M.P. Road
1100 Highway 101
4330 Highway 101
Daily 8:30am - 7:00pm Friday 8:30am 8:00pm
Open Daily 8:00am – 9:00pm
Mon-Sat 8:00am-9:00pm Sunday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Specials from Friday, May 18 - Thursday, May 24
For all your Springtime needs!
The LOCAL Weekly wishes you a safe and enjoyable Victoria Day Long Weekend!
Lawnmowers Wheelbarrows • BBQ’s • Patio Heaters Gardening Supplies • Fertilizer Composters & much more! Thank you for shopping locally! Trail Bay Home Hardware Trail Bay Centre
The Local office will be closed on Monday, May 21st.
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604-886-3433 DLR# 40331 *Documentation fee of $597 applies
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“Volunteering is about giving, contributing and helping other individuals and the community. Volunteering means working with others to make a meaningful contribution to a better community” We can create a volunteer experience for all!
DROP-IN SUMMER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! CALL NOW AND JOIN OUR TEAM!
Building Habitat Homes - Volunteer Today!
Minimum 2 hrs/week. Various Positions. Recycling - How you can help us build homes! Call Margie: 604.885.8940
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VEGETABLE STARTERS SALE! Grow Your Own Food! 25% Off Regular Prices!
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1652 Pell Road
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10:00am to 6:00pm
WILSON CREEK SUNSHINE COAST HWY.
1652 Pell Rd, Roberts Creek • 604-885-0128 ROBERTS CREEK
OPEN 10:00 am to 6:00 pm DAILY << Sechelt
is 1/4 mile North of Hwy #1
1652 PELL RD Roberts Creek PLANT ROAD
SUNSHINE COAST HWY
ROBERTS CREEK PROVINCIAL CAMPGROUND
4 Different Age Categories
GREAT PRIZES! DONATED BY:
Memory foam mattress
FINAL WEEK! SALE ENDS SOON!
Made in Canada with quality
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NOW OFFERING No particle board options
- all wood construction
Pure Wool Comforter
Daniadown d Duvets
Zenima Z i Sheets
on one-of-a-kind’s, Natura Mako Wood discontinued items Pillows Furniture Products Alder & Pine and floor models!
Washable MattressDON’T Pad
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Locally owned & operated for over 15 years
GIBSONS PARK PLAZA
MON-SAT 10AM-6PM • SUN 12PM-5PM
1100 SUNSHINE COAST HWYPLAZA #110 GIBSONS PARK
1100 SUNSHINE COAST HWY #110
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Locally Owned & TYPOGRAPHICAL Operated for CORRECTIONS over 1 8 Years! 3PM WEDNESDAY
Hours: Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm, Sunday: 11am-4pm
The Local Weekly May 17, 2018