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The Local - Thursday, October 12, 2017

Petition demands sailings, not buildings

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An online petition at change.org – demanding that BC Ferries prioritize hourly sailings over amenities planned for the Langdale terminal – has exceeded its 2,500-signature goal in less than a week and is still attracting more signatures. Started by Gibsons resident Glenda Sewards, the petition states that BC Ferries' plans to spend $2.3 million on facilities "to enter-

tain tourists for a couple of months a year", and to provide employee housing, are "ridiculous" and a "waste of money." "We ask that the 2.3 million be used to improve services for the residents of the Sunshine Coast," says the petition. "The residents and commuters of this community are the bread and butter of this run in the non-tourist season and our needs are

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Deer Down

On the morning of October 4, police attended a single vehicle incident on Rat Portage Hill, Roberts Creek, after a deer jumped over a side barrier and onto a vehicle driving southbound in the right lane. Fortunately, the lone driver and occupant was not injured but the vehicle sustained significant front end damage and had to be towed from the scene. The deer did not survive the collision. The matter has been referred to ICBC. Submitted by RCMP

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more important than tourists or BC Ferries employees." "This is our highway - not a circus carnival for entertaining people who don't live here or pay taxes here." The petition is addressed to MLA Nicholas Simons, Premier John Horgan, and Minister of Transportation Claire Trevena. As of The Local's press deadline, the petition had attracted 3,679 signatures. Donna McMahon

Suzanne Senger argues her case that the Gibsons aquifer has not been properly protected in the plans for construction of the George Hotel. Senger ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Gibsons in the last election, and was one of the speakers at a “protect the aquifer” event Oct. 7 at Dougall Park and the Kinsmen Hall. BARRY HAYNES PHOTO

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STAGE 2 MODERATE Even addresses Thursday and Sunday from 7:00-9:00am Odd addresses Wednesday and Saturday from 7:00-9:00am STAGE 3 ACUTE Ban on all outdoor sprinkling STAGE 4 SEVERE Ban on all outdoor tap water use Stage 4 Outdoor Water Use Restrictions are in effect for Sunshine Coast Regional District water users. Groundwater sources in Langdale, Soames Point and Granthams Landing will follow Stage 2 Outdoor Water Use Restrictions. In the Town of Gibsons, only Zone 3 is subject to Stage 4 outdoor water use restrictions. For Zones 1 and 2, which are supplied by the Gibsons Aquifer, contact the Town of Gibsons at www.gibsons.ca/water_restrictions for details. Customers on SCRD water from Pender Harbour to Earl’s Cove/Egmont will remain at Stage 1 until further notice.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 5:30 to 6:30 pm • Community Meeting Room 5797 Cowrie St., Sechelt *This workshop will be recorded and available for viewing at a later date To register for the workshop or to receive more information, contact Siobhan Smith, Arts, Culture + Communications Coordinator, at ssmith@sechelt.ca or 604-740-8476 CIP information and forms are available online at sechelt.ca under the category “Live”

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The Local - Thursday, October 12, 2017

Mixed reviews of NDP government Returning from the annual conference of the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM), Sunshine Coast politicians brought mixed feedback about the direction of the new NDP provincial government. At Sechelt Council on Oct. 4, several councillors commented favourably on a "new attitude" on the part of the province. Councillor Alice Lutes said that she found the provincial presence at UBCM "different" this year. "The ministers, if they weren't in meetings with communities, were on the floor or in the workshops. They were very accessible to all of us and that was very refreshing." Mayor Bruce Milne concurred, describing the relationships between the new provincial cabinet and Sechelt Council as "very positive." He and Deputy Mayor Lutes had a meeting with Health Minister Adrian Dix. "It was a positive and, again, very welcoming meeting," said Milne. However at Gibsons Council on Oct. 2, Mayor Wayne Rowe expressed frustration with the new government. Rowe did not attend UBCM, but reported that Council-

lors Silas White and Jeremy Valeriote met with the health minister about the proposal by Trellis Seniors Services to build a long-term care facility in Gibsons and "were not encouraged." "Although it's not a meeting where any decisions were being made, we certainly came away from there with the feeling that we may not get the support we would like to have for this particular project," said Rowe. SCRD Chair Garry Nohr, in a telephone interview, said he was interested to meet the new ministers. "We actually did get some feeling that we are being supported on some of the initiatives that we are working on," said Nohr. Nohr met with the minister of transportation and infrastructure, Claire Trevena, who he described as being very familiar with the BC Ferries portfolio through having been the NDP critic for ferries. At the meeting, Nohr raised concerns about ferries, highway maintenance contracts, and bike paths. Nohr also spoke to Environment Minister George Heyman. "Councillor (Alvina) Paul came with us and she spoke on some of the con-

cerns the Band had about the watershed," said Nohr, noting that they gave the new minister a file on the history of the watershed to familiarize Heyman with the issues. Gibsons and Sechelt councillors and SCRD directors all attended UBCM workshops on the impact of the upcoming legalization of cannabis (scheduled for July 1, 2018), and Nohr described them as "the best workshops I've been to at UBCM for a long time." The municipalities are concerned about marijuana retailers, but Nohr is primarily concerned about growers, noting that there have been complaints in his Welcome Woods neighbourhood about odour so excessive that neighbours cannot go outside in summer. He is hopeful that a rule limiting private growing to four plants per household will provide a means to address the problem. Mayor Milne interjected a cautionary note in his otherwise positive picture of UBCM, pointing out that the new government is only a few months old and eager to be seen as accessible and making a difference. "We'll see how their access is in two years," he said. Donna McMahon

Sunshine Coast & Powell River Schedules September 5, 2017 - January 1, 2018

FALL/WINTER Vancouver - Langdale (Horseshoe Bay) - (Gibsons)

Please Note: At Langdale, ticket sales end five minutes before the scheduled sailing time for vehicles and walk-on passengers. At Horseshoe Bay only, ticket sales for vehicles and walk-on passengers end ten minutes before the scheduled sailing time. Langdale/Vancouver and Powell River/Sechelt Peninsula are not guaranteed to connect. Please plan your travels accordingly. Crossing Time: 40 Minutes

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LEAVE HORSESHOE BAY LEAVE LANGDALE Sunshine Coast & Sechelt Peninsula Powell 7:25 am 6:20 River am Sunshine Coast & 9:40 am 8:30 am (Earls Cove) - (Saltery Bay) Powell River Schedules 12:00 pm 10:50 am Powell River Schedules

Please Note: Ticket sales and loading end five minutes before the scheduled sailing time for vehicles 2:40 pm Sun except Oct 8 2:15 pm 3:55 pm Oct 9Cove terminal is 84 km (52mi), plan 3:25 pm Langdale to Earls on approximately 90 minutes driving time. 5:00 pm Oct409 minutes driving time. 4:30River pm to Saltery Bay is 34 km (22mi), plan on approximately Powell FALL/WINTER 5:50 pm Mon-Fri, except Oct 9 5:30 pm Langdale/Vancouver and Powell River/Sechelt Peninsula are not guaranteed to connect, please plan 7:00 pm Mon-Fri, except Oct 9 6:35 pm your travels accordingly. 8:40 7:35 pm Schedules are pm subject to change without notice. For schedules, fare info or to reserve: 1-888-223-3779 bcferries.com Please 10:35 Note: pm Fares collected at Saltery Bay only. 9:40 pm 1:30 pm Sun except Oct 8 1:05 pm September 6, 2016 - January 2, 2017 and walk-on passengers.

Schedules in Effect: October 10, 2017 to January 1, 2018

Langdale - Vancouver Crossing Time: 50 Minutes

Crossing Time: 40 minutes

Distance: 10.5 nautical miles (Gibsons) - (Horseshoe Bay)1, 2018 October 10, 2017 - January September 5 - October Please Note: At Langdale, ticketing will9, end2017 five minutes before the scheduled sailing time for vehicles LEAVE HORSESHOE BAY LEAVE LANGDALE

and walk-onEARLS passengers. for vehiclesSALTERY walk-on BAY LEAVE 7:20 am ExceptCOVE DecAt25Horseshoe & Jan 1 Bay only, ticket sales LEAVE 6:20 amandExcept Decpassengers 25 & Jan 1 will end ten minutes before the scheduled sailing time.

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A panel of speakers, above, faced a full house of concerned residents, below, at an information meeting in the Sechelt Band Hall Oct. 3 about a new homeless shelter. The shelter is proposed for a District of Sechelt-owned lot on Ebbtide Street at Trail Avenue, and many in the area are concerned it would affect the neighbourhood negatively. The panel, from the left, are: Craig Crawford, BC Housing; Aaron Munro, Rain City Housing; Rev. Clarence Li, St. Hilda's Anglican Church; Susan Richter, Vancouver Coastal Health; and Matt Thomson, Sunshine Coast Affordable Housing Committee. See also editorial, page 4. DONNA MCMAHON PHOTOS

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Langdale/Vancouver and Powell River/Sechelt Peninsula are not guaranteed to connect. Please plan 11:30 10:25 7:25 am 8:25 am your travels accordingly.

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Crossing Time: 40 Minutes 3:50 pm pm 12:55

5:50 3:15 pm pm 5:35 pm LEAVE LANGDALE 9:45 7:40 pm pm 6:20 am 9:35 pm 8:25 am

September 7:50 pm 6 - October 10, 2016

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Crossing Time: 50 minutes Distance: 9.5 nautical miles

2:10 pm Sep 9, 16, 23 2:45 pm Langdale toEARLS Earls approximately 90 minutes driving 3:15 pm Sep 9,Cove 16, COVE 23terminal is 84 km (52mi), plan on3:50 pm LEAVE LEAVE SALTERY BAYtime. Powell 4:20 pm 40 4:50River pm to Saltery Bay is 34 km (22mi), plan on approximately Sepminutes 11, 18, 25driving time. 6:30pmamSep Except Sun, & Dec 25, Jan 1 5:35 am Except Sun, & Dec 25, Jan 1 5:25 11, 18, pm Langdale/Vancouver and25Powell River/Sechelt Peninsula5:50 are not guaranteed to connect, please plan 7:25 8:25 am 7:50 pm am 6:50 pmaccordingly. your travels 9:25 10:25 8:30 pm 8:45 pmam Oct am 10 Ticket sales and loading end three minutes before the scheduled sailing time for vehicles and five 9:35 pm Oct 10 9:45 11:20 pm am 12:20 minutes forpm walk-on passengers.

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Editorial Opinion Shelter’s search for a home Emotions ran high on Oct. 3 at BC Housing's public information meeting about a proposed new homeless shelter in Sechelt. While representatives of BC Housing and other agencies presented their case for locating the new facility at the corner of Ebbtide Street and Trail Avenue, neighbours expressed fear and dismay at the prospect. It quickly became clear that many neighbours feels embattled. And perhaps they should. No other neighbourhood on the Sunshine Coast faces anywhere near the social pressures that downtown Sechelt does. The area that lies north of Sechelt's commercial core is an older residential neighbourhood with many smaller homes, apartments and condo units that have been affordable for low income families, seniors and people with disabilities. Many residents are vulnerable, physically frail or barely making ends meet. Because downtown is a transit hub and has key facilities such as the hospital and the provincial courthouse, it has attracted a large number of social services, including the Community Services Society, the Association for Community Living, Arrowhead Centre for people living with mental illness, the food bank, Green Court Housing, and Shorncliffe Intermediate Care, as well as a transition house and group homes. It's also Sechelt's entertainment district. Venues such as the Seniors Centre, Rockwood Centre, and the Arts Centre host events, and festivals and parades draw even more people. Within a 15-minute walk there are two pubs, three liquor stores and numerous other licenced establishments. Not surprisingly, there are issues with noise and traffic, and residents complain of drug use in parks and alleyways. And if all that weren't enough, a previous council dropped a sewage treatment plant into the neighbourhood, over a storm of objections. So it's understandable that residents are reluctant to support a homeless shelter, no matter how desperately it's needed and how well BC Housing promises to run it. It's easy for supporters of the shelter to decry their opponents as NIMBY's who lack compassion. But as Mayor Bruce Milne said about earlier homeless shelter submissions: "Every single one of them said 'the site you are proposing in THEIR neighbourhood is really good'. Not one of them said I have a site in MY neighbourhood." (It might be noted, too, that while the congregation of St. Hilda's has been heroic in providing shelter to the homeless for the last five years, no other local church has stepped up and said, "we'll take a turn now.") The Coast needs a homeless shelter as soon as possible and the arguments in favour of locating it on Ebbtide seem compelling. But the concerns of the neighbours need to be heard and respected. Donna McMahon

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Letters to the Editor – Opinions Upon reflection (Re “Busted bearing cancels sailings”, the Local, Oct. 5) While I wasn’t personally affected by Monday’s cancellation of the 5:50 ferry, I know that many commuters were sorely inconvenienced. According to the service notice, the reason for cancelling the sailing was a mechanical issue with the vessel. I wondered how often this kind of thing happens and went onto the website and found that mechanical reliability sits at 99.93 per cent, which means that most of the planned sailings are successfully completed. A bit more digging showed that there are 470 sailings every day across the system which if my math is correct means that less than one sailing per day is affected by technical issues. On further reflection, I also thought of my reaction when a flight is cancelled due to mechanical issues: I’d rather not fly on a plane with a mechanical problem, and the same holds true for travelling on a ferry. Lura Osborne Smulders, Roberts Creek

Foot ferry needed Last week, Gibsons Councillors Silas White and Jeremy Valeriote, and Chief Administrative Officer Emanuel Machado, invited Rita Koutsodimos and I (two veteran Sunshine Coast commuters) to meet with the BC Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Claire Trevena, at the UBCM convention. We pitched a proposal seeking a small subsidy for a foot-passenger-only ferry service from Lower Gibsons to Downtown Vancouver. We suggested it could be an extension contract of BC Ferries (similar to the Stormaway III service provided by Kona Winds Charters to Keats Island), or put out to tender for a stand-alone service provider. Point be-

ing, the Sunshine Coast needs more frequent and reliable transportation options for people trying to get to and from their places of employment if we want to attract and retain young families. The Town of Gibsons recognizes the value of having a foot-passengeronly ferry service so much that it has included it in the Town's Strategic Plan. As a commuter of many years, year after year, I have seen young family after young family move to the Coast, only to give up and move back to the city after a year or two due to ferry burn-out. There are lots of spin-off benefits to supporting commuters on the Sunshine Coast: many of their spouses end up working in our hospital, school system and social programs. Plus, their kids are in our schools, they buy homes in our communities, and they spend 95 per cent of their salaries on the Coast. The Minister was very supportive of the proposal, but stated she needs to spend the next year focusing on “fixing BC Ferries.” We closed the meeting with a request that she consider incorporating our proposal into whatever coastwide strategic plan the BC Government is developing, and offered whatever support our community can provide. Aleria Ladwig, Gibsons

Tell Telus I live in Egmont and we have a question and answer meeting with a Telus representative at the Egmont community hall on Oct. 19 at 5pm. We want this to be a town meeting. The Egmont area doesn't get the services it deserves, and we have no cell service past the highway into Egmont, through the Skookumchuk, and they do not provide television or internet service (we only have

satellite) even though they are wired all the way down the road. I am personally on the Egmont Community Board as well as a volunteer firefighter, and not having these services are detrimental to not only the populace's safety but all of the tourists and boaters as well. We need Telus to support us, period. Elizabeth Schleimer, Egmont

Ban the bikers I was sitting in the living room recently, enjoying some soft music when it was drowned out by some sociopath on an un-muffled Harley travelling from Davis Bay to somewhere near Pender Harbour. I was reminded that there are many towns in the Eastern Townships that ban motorcycles. Every motorcycle. The townsfolk got fed up with listening to un-muffled engines destroying the peace. The police enforce the ban with much energy, something that doesn't happen much here on the Coast. Now my purpose isn't to bash the police, whom I'm sure have better things to occupy their time. But why can't we just have a referendum and do the same as our brethren in Quebec? Just as it’s no longer acceptable to get off the Powell River ferry and drive from pub to pub to the Langdale ferry, maybe it’s time to make positive changes here and show the world that the Coast is growing up? Ken Dibnah, West Sechelt

Money diverted (Re Fundraising for new SAR vessel, “Around the Harbour”, the Local, Sept. 28) As a boater I fully appreciate the excellent work done by the members of our marine search and rescue volunteers. However, the announcement of a campaign to raise funds for the

purchase of a new $800,000 vessel raises many questions. For example: • Why is the Iona C, which is only about 10 years old and which was fitted with replacement engines not so long ago, deemed not worthy of refit? Why is the new vessel expected to have a lifespan about three times that of the current vessel? • What is the rationale for standardizing on such an expensive new type of vessel? Standardization sounds like a nice idea but at what expense? Our RCMSAR operates in relatively protected waters and a vessel like the Iona C seems adequate to the task. • Where exactly are the funds for this very expensive project coming from? How much from community fundraising? How much from BC Lottery funds? How much from sources as yet unknown? No matter where these funds come from there is a cost - the cost is that the money is diverted from other projects that are just as deserving, or perhaps more deserving. Dave Pritchard, Madeira Park

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The Local - Thursday, October 12, 2017

Time capsule: say hello to 2067 The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) has created a time capsule in order to mark its 50th anniversary of service to the Sunshine Coast community. The time capsule, containing contemporary cultural and historic items from the Sunshine Coast, is currently on display at the SCRD’s Field Road Administration building lobby. Members of the public are invited to view the time capsule and to also recommend items to include within it. Suggestions for items that represent today’s Sunshine Coast or the SCRD’s first 50 years can be submitted at the display or by email to info@scrd.ca. A stainless steel box will be

sealed on Oct. 19 at 1pm for burial outside the Field Road Administration building. It will be marked with a plaque denoting the date for discovery in the future, 50 years from now, in October 2067. SCRD Board and staff will be present at the ceremony and members of the public are invited to watch it be sealed. Formed in 1967, the SCRD is one of 27 regional districts within British Columbia that was designed to establish a partnership between electoral areas and member municipalities within their boundaries. “The contents of the capsule will feature artifacts from the Town of Gibsons, District of Sechelt, and the

Sechelt and Squamish First Nations,” says Garry Nohr, SCRD Board Chair. “The capsule holds treasures that are a testament of our commitment to work collectively and collaboratively.” The time capsule burial is just one focal point of the SCRD’s 50th anniversary celebration. A number of other initiatives have been planned including the preservation of the 25-foot totem pole outside the SCRD Field Road building, a photo contest highlighting SCRD Parks, and a dedicated webpage that features key SCRD historical milestones through the years at www.scrd.ca/50th-anniversary. Submitted

A stainless steel box sits in the lobby of the Sunshine Coast Regional District office, waiting for burial as a time capsule. You still have a few days to make suggestions of what should be buried inside it to represent the SCRD’s first 50 years. PHOTO SUBMITTED

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October 2017

An Update on the BC Ferries Langdale Terminal Redevelopment Plan Hello Sunshine Coast Residents, This is the third in a series of monthly columns to keep you informed about BC Ferries’ Langdale Terminal Redevelopment project and how it is moving forward. I want to ensure you have the most up-to-date information on what is happening with the terminal. I’d like to provide you with an overview of the community engagement BC Ferries previously completed, because it forms a base for many of the things we are doing as part of the terminal redevelopment. I’d also like to share some information on what we are planning for the upcoming months. The table below provides details of our prior engagement activities.

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We will complete our upcoming community and stakeholder engagement in two phases, with the first phase starting this fall and focusing on informing participants about the process, and giving them an opportunity to provide input on how to improve the terminal. Please see the table below for details.

Who Sunshine Coast Residents and Route 3 customers

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Working group meetings

May 2012

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January & February 2013

Sunshine Coast and Gambier & Keats Islands Ferry Advisory Committees

Committee meeting

August & November 2012

presentations and updates

March 2013

Sunshine Coast Residents

A series of public sessions that were open to all members of the public held at the terminal and on board the Queen of Surrey

June 2013

Local Municipalities • Gibsons • Sechelt • Sunshine Coast Regional District

Presentations and updates

Regional Services • RCMP • BC Transit

Presentations and updates

Local First Nations

Presentations and updates

April 2013 July 2016 March 2017

Local employees Small working group sessions October 2017 Regional External Stakeholders

Pop-up booths at the terminal and on the vessel

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Community information session specific to the rezoning application submitted to the Sunshine Coast Regional District

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During the second phase, planned for early 2018, we will report back on where and how we used the input, and if the input was not incorporated, we’ll explain why. There will also be another opportunity for input during Phase 2. Please continue watching for my monthly updates in the local papers. I hope these updates help you keep informed about the progress of the terminal redevelopment. If you have any questions about the process, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly at michael.pearson@bcferries.com. Thanks again for reading,

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Mr. Jones goes to town council Gibsons resident and longtime restaurateur Art Jones had more than a few words of advice for Gibsons council on Oct. 3. Jones addressed council during the public inquiries portion of the meeting with lengthy prepared remarks. Jones, who has operated The Waterfront Restaurant for over two decades, expressed his disapproval of several of the property tax exemptions that council had just passed, especially for the Legion, which he described as a "quasi business", and for vacant properties. He also suggested that organizations receiving exemptions, such as the Gibsons Public Art Gallery, should be required to provide public parking in return for tax exemptions. (Property tax exemptions are routinely given by municipalities to non-profit organizations. Gibsons granted full or partial tax exemptions to 15 properties, including

churches, Christenson Village care facility, the Legion, and the Gibsons Public Market, to an estimated total of $46,000.) But Jones' real ire was reserved for the Gibsons Public Market. "I don't know where the professional complainers in Gibsons were when the public market was envisioned or proposed," said Jones. "This was not a project that had any following whatsoever, there was no push to build a public market, just somebody had a dream." Jones said the Town should not have used $250,000 from the parks fund to support the market, and opined that the "very fancy building" was not necessary and has only created "another half dozen subsistence jobs." "These poor new vendors that are going into this market are just joining the rest of the food industry in Lower

Gibsons and going to starve. Almost everybody in Lower Gibsons who owns a business only owns it because they have a pension or a some other form of outside income." Jones suggested jokingly that the Town should put the market's very talented fundraisers to work "raising money for affordable housing, the homeless shelter, preschool facilities, and perhaps a few other worthy causes." "They can come and help me in my business," he joked. Jones also suggested that live-aboards be encouraged in the marinas as a way of increasing density and stimulating the harbour economy. Mayor Wayne Rowe thanked Jones for his perspective. "I appreciate the way you presented to us. You've been respectful and you've been factual, saying this is my opinion, as opposed to what we often get." Donna McMahon

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The Halfmoon Bay branch of the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary provided $10,000 from its Memorial Fund to purchase new physiotherapy equipment for the Pender Harbour Health Centre. The new equipment will enable residents of the upper peninsula to receive physiotherapy and acupuncture services without the drive to Sechelt or beyond. Pictured from the left: Shelley Grainger, chair of the auxiliary’s Halfmoon Bay branch; Rick MacDonald, Pender Harbour Health Centre administrator; Maureen Lee, chair of the auxiliary’s Pender Harbour branch; Stuart Harrison, a Garden Bay resident posing as a patient; and Jeannette LeBlanc, physiotherapist. PHOTO SUBMITTED

Ferry lower deck rule takes effect

What:

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Nov. 4 at 6 p.m.

Where:

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What you get: Several delightful and unique food stations; complimentary bubbly, three drink tickets, including a unique Habitat cocktail served by ice luge; free chocolates from the Sunshine Coast’s finest chocolatiers; a $20 emergency back-up light from Sengled Canada and the chance to bid on fabulous prizes in our silent and live auctions. Price:

$95 per person, which includes a $25 charitable donation to Habitat for Humanity Sunshine Coast. Get your tickets on our webpage or at the ReStore.

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Wednesday, Oct. 11 marked the implementation of Transport Canada regulations that restrict passengers from remaining in their vehicles on closed car decks. BC Ferries understands this change impacts customers that need to remain in their vehicles. Customers needing to remain in their vehicles should identify themselves at the ticket booth when they arrive, so BC Ferries can try and accommodate their request. BC Ferries’ staff at the terminals and on board the vessels will assist customers wherever possible with the new policy to ensure a smooth implementation. On larger vessels that have both an upper and lower vehicle deck, customers will be able to remain in their vehicles on the upper vehicle deck only. For customers with special circumstances who need to remain in their vehicles on these vessels, BC Ferries recommends they arrive at the terminal early, so staff can make every effort to accom-

modate their request. “We recognize this regulation will be a change for some customers and our staff is ready to help wherever possible,” said Captain Jamie Marshall, BC Ferries’ Vice President of Fleet Operations. “Our employees will do their best to accommodate customers who need to remain in their vehicle A closed vehicle deck is a space that is closed at both ends with limited side open-

ings. The Transport Canada regulation addresses safety concerns. Access restrictions to closed vehicle decks will not apply when passengers are directed by announcement to return to their vehicles before the vessel docks. The applicable Transport Canada regulation is Section 152 of the Cargo, Tackle and Fumigation Regulations under the Canada Shipping Act. For more information, visit tc.gc.ca. Submitted

Please be advised BC Ferries will be improving passenger services at the Horseshoe Bay Terminal by replacing the foot passenger building departures escalator system Oct. 11 through Dec. 8. Departures foot passengers requiring an escalator will be rerouted to the elevator for the time period. Passengers requiring assistance

are encouraged to make arrangements at 1-888-BCFERRY (223-3779) and should arrive 30 minutes early to allow extra time for using the elevators. BC Ferries staff will be available to provide assistance. Please follow the direction of staff to ensure safe and efficient movement through the terminal for both arrivals and departures at Horseshoe Bay. Submitted

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Search & Rescue Dispatches Bart Porebski

Crew Member, RCMSAR, Station 12

The Sunshine Coast’s Land and Marine SAR units recently completed their recruitment drives. Applicants are being vetted and will be commencing months of ongoing training in preparation for the 2018 season. Land SAR received 39 applicants leading to 14 new recruits. The recruits will join in the regular Land SAR members who have been practicing the use of new cell phone GPS technology as well as continued map and compass training. Selfless volunteers are not the only support dearly needed. Land and Marine SAR units also require financial support to pay for fuel, equipment and everything else

needed to get our neighbours out of danger and back to safety. So, we are hosting our annual Beer & Burger fundraising night where you can meet the SAR personnel you so generously support (Nov. 9, Lighthouse Pub, Sechelt, 5-9pm, $25). This is a great opportunity to hear some stories of daring rescues as well as some f-unexpected accidents. Get your tickets today before they are sold out. Marine SAR Stations 12 at Halfmoon Bay and 61 from Pender Harbour conducted a joint training exercise in the vicinity of Skookumchuck Narrows. The training was a great success for the neighbour stations. Tasks consisted of planning and traversing of safe passage routes through the rapids, pacing (boats touching sides while underway) with three vessels, current and tide analysis. Station 14 in Gibsons, searched for a missing kayak-

er. Once on the water, the crew were deployed to the Georgia Beach in Gibsons, where the kayaker was believed to have made landfall. The crew found the novice kayaker safe at Georgia Beach. Meanwhile, his two friends who had reported him missing found themselves stranded, on the Shelter Islets, to wait out the unexpected weather. The crew located the stranded paddlers and their gear that floated away on the rising tide. The kayakers were transported back and reunited with their friend. Though cold, they were otherwise unharmed, and grateful for the assistance. Remember conditions can change quickly, pick routes that match experience level, check weather and tides. Bring several signaling devices like cell phones, radios, flares, whistles and wear lifejackets when on the water.

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Like many of you, I take delight in the beauty of our harbour, with its backdrop of verdant islands and steelblue mountains. Similarly, your Council values the harbour area, both personally, as we walk, shop and entertain visitors by the water, and professionally, recognizing its importance as a strong attractor for the tourists who are so important to the economic wellbeing of our town. In order to ensure we are maximizing the potential of the harbour area, we recently commissioned a Harbour Area Development Strategy. The Strategy is based on a business survey of all Harbour Area business owners, a visitor survey conducted from April to August, 2017, and other relevant research. In September, following completion of the Strategy, Gibsons’ Committee of the Whole received a report which offered both encouraging information, and several worthwhile opportuni-

ties to consider for future planning. The most encouraging aspects of the report included socioeconomic data indicating strong numbers, including $49.5 million in annual revenues, and direct and indirect employment for some 420 people. (Indirect employment stems from businesses operating in the Harbour Area which purchase goods and services from other local businesses, which consequently employ additional workers.) Business surveys reflected confidence in the economic future of Gibsons, while visitors surveyed commented on our convenient location to the Lower Mainland; the wealth of outdoor activities available; and the quality of local restaurants and shops. The report is valuable for these and other encouraging pieces of information, as well as for the opportunities it presents. For example, and not surprisingly, a number of visitors indicated they would be more likely to return to the Landing, and to stay longer, if there were a continuous seawall walk around the harbour; a public beach with change rooms; greater shopping and dining diversity;

and improved accommodation options. Boaters surveyed emphasized the need for more available moorage, and convenient access to parts and repairs. Recognizing that tourism spending is vital to the harbour economy, we were heartened to learn that the Phase One report describes the harbour area as “on the verge of a stable tourist economy”. While some tourist concerns, such as ferry waits, are beyond our control, there is much that we can do to enhance the experiences of tourists to our town. We look forward to working with the community, and with local organizations such as Sunshine Coast Tourism, Gibsons Chamber of Commerce, and the Sunshine Coast Regional Economic Development Organization (SCREDO) as we identify concrete actions to increase the appeal of the harbour area as a travel destination, and to support the local businesses and the natural beauty which are integral components of that appeal. More information about the report can be found on the Town of Gibsons website, and as always, we welcome your feedback.

District meetings

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7pm, May Meeting 6 & 20 Room, (1st Floor, held in theCowrie) Community Room, (1st Floor, 5797 unlessMeeting otherwise stated).

5797 Cowrie ) unless otherwise stated) agendas are available on Sechelt.ca Planning & Council and Committee community Visit www.Sechelt.ca for more • Regular Council Meetings, 7pm, October 18 and November 1 information Development Regular Council meetings are live-streamed.on Videos of past meetings andand E-Town Hall District news, programs services, committee events are available for viewing on the District’s YouTube Channel. See Sechelt.ca for details. 1pm, April 22,

including:

• Public Works, Parks & Environment Committee, 1pm, October 25 Public Works,&Parks NEW - Committee of the Whole Meeting, May • Planning Community• Development Committee, 2pm, October 258, 1pm Council Development will meet in a less formal and1pm, structured manner8to &•environment Finance, Culture & Economic Committee, November hear and consider presentations that foster the economic, social committee, The full schedule of 2017 District Council and Council Committee meetings is available on

2:30pm, April 22 Sechelt.ca.

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(or later, depending on an incubator for new ideas, governance, and policy that is in the length of the Reminder – District of Sechelt line 2017with Spring Cleanstrategic Up Coupons October 13/17. will Be sure Council’s goals.expire Committee meetings be previous meeting)

to review the details for coupon scheduled use and beon aware thatWednesday the landfillofcan be busier than normal on the first every other month, starting the days leading up to coupon expiry. in May, 2015. To apply to present, email info@sechlet.ca. Finance, culture Integrated Community Sustainability Plan – Have & economic • All arefuture encouraged your say on planning for a sustainable for yourto participate in the Public Engagement/ community. Take the online Survey to provideMeetings your Development information on Municipal Regulation of Medical input, or participate in a Focus Group Discussion on: Marihuana Production and Distribution in Sechelt Tuesday, committee, • Our Cultural Sector – Monday, Oct 16, 6-8pm in the 1pm, May 13Meeting Room April 21, Seaside Centre, 2pm (and repeated at) 7:30pm Community • Social and Environmental Components – Thurs, Oct. 26, Noon to 4pm and 5-8pm, in the Seaside Centre. Input on the direction of municipal regulation on these issues For more information, visit Sechelt.ca and click on the ICSPZoning link. Bylaw Amendment No. 25is welcomed. Proposed Public Input – Trail Avenue Reconstruction – Wed, Oct, 25, 5-8pm,production Seaside Centre. The will 266 regarding medical marihuana facilities District is looking at updating Trail Avenue between Turnstone Crescent and Teredo Street. Let be reviewed. Plan to attend one or both meetings. For more us know your views and suggestions on safety and alignment improvements needed for this information or to submit written comments, visit Sechelt.ca key piece of District road infrastructure. Refreshments and the opportunity to view suggested changes to the route will be available. Free Culture Days Worshop April 30, 4:30pm Sunshine Coast

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Search and Rescue vessels from Pender Harbour, foreground, and Halfmoon Bay conduct training exercises near Skookumchuck Narrows. One of the tasks was “pacing”, with the boats touching sides while underway. TONYA STE.MARIE PHOTO


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For those of us on the west coast, the health of our marine environment is paramount. On Sept. 27, I rose in the House of Commons to debate amendments to Bill C-55, the Oceans Act, which will allow for the implementation of marine protected areas in a timely manner. Marine protected areas are a mechanism for protecting the oceans. They balance conservation and protection with sustainable use of marine resources. Protection of these networks will protect the maritime resources on which marine species depend. Bill C-55 will enable the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans to designate marine protected areas within 24 months, by giving interim designation in advance of the necessary work which takes several years. Bill C-55 also strengthens the power to lay penalties, ensures that enforcement officers have the power to maintain the protected status of marine protected areas, and enables the minister to confer enforcement authority to local police officers and Indigenous groups such as the Guardian Watchmen. On the same day I also made a statement in the

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House of Commons regarding the importance of wild salmon to the coast, the challenges that the open net salmon aquaculture industry faces, and the opportunity to pursue land-based salmon aquaculture in order to deliver on Canada’s innovation economy and development of agrifood exports. On Oct. 2, I rose in the House of Commons to speak on Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act to prohibit vessels transporting crude or persistent oil along British Columbia’s north coast. This is legislation that our community and British Columbians have worked toward for years. It is another key aspect of actions we are taking to protect British Columbia's

Pacific coastline. Thank you to all those who continue to work so hard to ensure that the government of Canada implements legislation to pursue marine protected areas, provides for improving enforcement and an oil tanker ban on the north coast of British Columbia. Please let me know your thoughts on transitioning to land based salmon aquaculture on the west coast. As always, I welcome your comments and feedback on our government’s work. You can email me at pam.goldsmith-jones@parl.gc.ca, connect with us on Facebook: Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, or stop by our community office in Horseshoe Bay, 6367 Bruce Street 604-913-2660.

"You have dementia." It’s a phrase being heard by an ever-increasing number of Sunshine Coast residents during a medical appointment. To help them understand this pressing health issue, the non-profit Alzheimer Society of BC brings two free workshops to Sechelt on Saturday, Oct. 14. Getting to Know Dementia is an introductory session that reviews basic information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and the impact of receiving a diagnosis, and runs from 10am to noon. The second workshop, Un-

derstanding Communication & Behaviours, will provide an understanding of how communication is affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and how changes in the brain often appear to us as changes in a person’s behaviour. This session runs 1-3:30pm. The location of the workshops will be provided after compulsory pre-registration at 604-984-8348, 1-866984-8348 or info.northshore@alzheimerbc.org. For more information on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias visit www. alzheimerbc.org. Submitted

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Around the Harbour Patti Soos

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Big celebration. Thanks to the incredible generosity of their supporters, the Ruby Lake Lagoon Society announced that on Friday, Sept. 29 at 3:45pm, with 4 hours to spare, Irvines Landing property they have worked so hard to secure is officially owned by the Lagoon Society. What an accomplishment and a testament to the generosity of people near and far and to the excitement surrounding this project.

Executive Director Michael Jackson is thrilled and says, “now the real work of building PODS begins.” Next up, the society and its team will be working towards engineering studies, architectural drawings, strategic planning all which they hope to complete by Christmas. Congratulations. For more information visit lagoonsociety.com or the Ruby Lake Lagoon Society Facebook page. A very interesting evening is being presented by the Pender Harbour Wildlife Society on Tuesday Oct. 17. Dana Jantzen will be on hand to present “A Visit to South Africa and Masai Mara, Kenya” and will lead you

through an exciting African safari through Pilanesberg National Park in northwest South Africa and the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya. These areas are rich with wildlife including elephants, hippos, exotic birds, cheetahs and more. A close-up encounter with a lion is sure to be a highlight of Jantzen’s presentation. This event is free, home-baked refreshments will be available. Come to the Pender Harbour Secondary School on Oct. 17 at 7pm for this interesting and exotic presentation. Updates and more information available by emailing info@ penderharbourwildlife.com.

ning process, board development will also take place and we will be actively looking for new board members to fulfill certain roles. An AGM will be held sometime in the late winter. Board recruitment information and a date will be announced with plenty of notice, so please stay tuned. It is also helpful to know that even though we will be taking a pause, the community is stepping forward to make sure that things will still happen. The Roberts Creek Farm Gate Market has announced that they will run the Fall Faire this year on Saturday October 14, 11am-

4pm at the Roberts Creek Masonic Lodge. We are deeply grateful for all the time, energy and support that our members, volunteers and community have put into making One Straw what it has been for the last 21 years. As we move into the fall and winter, it is now time to reflect and step into the dream of what we are creating, so we can sow the best seeds together in the spring. If you have any questions, please contact info@onestraw.ca Submitted by One Straw Board of Directors

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Volunteers at the Pender Harbour Ocean Discovery Station (PODS) celebrate on Sept. 29 the successful purchase of property at Irvines Landing that will be the organization’s future home. PATTI SOOS PHOTO

One Straw takes a break to regroup After two decades of activity, One Straw is regrouping. To our valued members, partners, volunteers and friends: Thank you so much for your involvement and interest with One Straw Society. It is only with members, partners, volunteers, food producers and those interested in creating a more food secure Coast that we can exist. It is important to us to keep you in the loop of our activity in the community and behind the scenes so want you to know that change is afoot for One Straw. We are taking the next six months off from our regular programming to create a sustainable strategic plan that will include coalescing the visioning, planning, and feedback we have been gathering through board retreats and community events over the last several years. Throughout our break, we will be making efforts to engage with our partners, members, local farmers, producers, like minded organizations and the general public to assess needs and goals that will support us in creating the pathway to a strong future as an organization serving the lower Sunshine Coast. We will be working with professionals who are well versed in working with nonprofits to guide us in this process and are excited to see how a solid structure and action plan will support One Straw’s capacity to work with the community and grow into a self-sustaining, thriving organization. During the strategic plan-

A pair of elephants photographed by Sunshine Coast resident Dana Jantzen at Masa Mara, Kenya. Dana will narrate a slide show of African pictures at Pender Harbour Secondary Oct. 17 at 7pm, free, sponsored by the Pender Harbour Wildlife Society. DANA JANTZEN PHOTO

Public Information Meeting

Date: Thursday, October 26

Time: 7 pm - 9 pm

Meeting location: Cedars Inn Hotel and Convention Centre, 895 Gibsons Way, Gibsons, BC Purpose of Meeting: BCTFA proposes to consolidate and rezone properties at Langdale Terminal from R1 Residential and W1 Water to a new Marine Transportation Zone in accordance with the SCRD Official Community Plan (OCP). The new Marine Transportation Zone will provide for BC Ferry Services Inc. and compatible services. Description of Subject Property Legal Property Description: District Lot 8007, Group 1 New Westminster District, Plan BCP6348 – W1 Zone Lot 8, District Lot 1401, Plan 18562 – R1 Zone Lot 11, District Lot 1401, Plan 19990 – R1 Zone Civic address: 1376 Port Mellon Highway Gibsons, BC, V0N 1V6

Tracee Lang, of the Sunshine Coast Salt Company, explains her wares to a visitor at the Gibsons Fall Fair Oct. 8. DONNA MCMAHON PHOTO

Applicant name: BC Transportation Financing Authority (BCTFA)

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Missing man last seen in Gibsons

Ruby L ake R esoRt

wearing a white hoodie and khaki pants and a black hat. He did not have a change of clothes so he may still be wearing that same clothing. The only available photo is the BCID photo taken in November of 2016; however his appearance has not changed. Anyone who sees or knows the whereabouts of Adam is asked to call 911. Any other tips can also be forwarded to Sunshine Coast RCMP's nonemergency line at (604) 885-

At around 7:30pm on October 5, police attended a lost hiker report in Soames Hill Park, Gibsons. The hiker advised she was unable to find her way back to her vehicle as she did not have a flashlight. Police were able to

quickly locate the hiker and escort her back to the trail head. People are reminded to equip themselves appropriately for any outdoor activities, especially as the daylight hours decrease. Submitted by RCMP

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Sunshine Coast RCMP are investigating the disappearance of 27-year-old Adam Horsefall. He was last seen in Gibsons on the morning Oct. 3, (and was still missing Oct. 10). He failed to meet his father at a designated location later that day and has not been heard from since. He had $140 in cash and did not have his identification, credit card or access to a bank account. He does not have access to a vehicle. He may be in the Vancouver area but he has no known connection to that area. He is not drug or alcohol dependent however does have a mild form of schizophrenia but does not show symptoms. He is described as being Metis, 6’ tall, 200 pounds with short dark hair and brown eyes. He was last seen

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Pauline Le Bel is an awardwinning novelist, screenwriter and a resident of Howe Sound. She will give a reading from her latest book, “Whale in the Door: A Community Unites to Protect BC’s Howe Sound”, on Oct. 24, 7-9pm, at the SC Arts Centre in Sechelt. For thousands of years, Howe Sound, an inlet in the Salish Sea provided abundant food, shelter, and stories, for the Squamish Nation. After a century of contamination from pulp mills, a chemical factory, and a copper mine, the Sound, a noisy, stinky, polluted place, contained many biologically dead zones. Marine life was severely diminished. But major efforts by the Squamish Nation, governments, and industry have produced dramatic returns of herring, dolphins, porpoises, orcas, and humpbacks. Today, Howe Sound, a spectacular fjord in Vancouver’s backyard, is a popular recreation and tourism destination. The recovery, however, is fragile. The Sound is being inundated with proposals

for re-industrialization – a controversial liquid natural gas plant, pipelines, super tankers, a gravel mine on a salmon-bearing estuary, and major residential and commercial developments. Pauline Le Bel, a resident of Bowen Island, embarks on a journey of discovery to find out what is special about the Sound, its wild nature and its people, to witness the cultural and spiritual revivals taking place. Her research, her interviews, her travels on the land, the water, the skies

of Howe Sound, compel her to abandon antiquated ideas about wilderness and community, and to arrive at a new appreciation for the genius of her home. “Whale in the Door” invites readers into a story of biological resilience as a community envisions its future. This book includes a foreword by Elizabeth May, MP and leader of the federal Green Party. Le Bel will be hosted at the Oct. 24 reading by Ric Careless of BC Spaces for Nature. Submitted

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Juno award winning quartet, The Fretless, have been touring the U.S., Germany and Eastern Canada this year with “high energy string arrangements, captivating melodies, and a blend of tradition and exploration”. The Fretless are bringing their three fiddles and a cello to the Sunshine Coast for two shows. The band plays the Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons Oct. 18 at 7:30pm. Tickets are at www.share-there.com for $20. And then on Oct. 22, they play at the School of Music in Madeira Park at 2pm. Tickets are at www.penderharbourmusic.ca for $25. PHOTO SUBMITTED


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remedy will help that child. If a child is prone to anxiety, for example, and this is limiting their ability to be comfortable socially or learn and develop then there is an underlying imbalance that is causing the child to react with anxiety, and depending on the external conditions, changing the conditions will not always resolve the child’s condition but can limit their life experience instead. The homeopathic approach uses remedies that have no harmful side effects and works with the body’s

own innate healing ability and looks at what is underlying the behavioral symptoms of each child and each child’s unique emotional symptoms and experiences beyond a diagnosis. This process is both deeply healing for the child and insightful for the parent, because in order to choose an effective homeopathic remedy the child must be understood on a deep level. The effects of the initial dose of a homeopathic remedy can last for months, helping the child reach a more bal-

anced state emotionally, and physical symptoms such as headaches, digestion or hormonal imbalances can also be addressed and ultimately alleviate the child’s unique susceptibilities. Even if your child has not been diagnosed, but is dis-

Quitting smoking can greatly improve smokers' long-term health and can even begin paying dividends almost immediately. Smoking is a leading contributor to many diseases and harms nearly every organ of the body, advises the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says smoking causes more deaths each year than HIV, alcohol use, illegal drug use, motor vehicle injuries, and firearm-related incidents each individually. Smoking not only accounts for 90 per cent of all lung cancer-related deaths, but also it increases the risk for coronary heart disease, stroke, and cancers almost anywhere in the body. Nicotine is a toxic, colorless or yellow liquid that is the chief active constituent of tobacco. Because nicotine is addictive, people who want to quit smoking must recognize they will need to overcome their addictions en route to getting healthier. The good news is that, for people who smoke infrequently, most remnants of nicotine are gone within three to four days of quitting, says the Quit Smoking Community. It may take longer for nicotine to leave the bodies of heavy smokers or those who have been smoking for a long time. As nicotine levels decrease, the body will eventually recover from withdrawal symptoms and begin to feel better. The following are 10 reasons to quit smoking today. 1. Financial savings: The cost of a pack of cigarettes varies depending on where you live, but the cost savings of quitting can add up quickly. 2. Cleaner teeth: Smoking can stain teeth, so quitting smoking can prevent future smoking-related stains. 3. Greater lung capacity: Many people find their lung capacity improves by as much as 10 per cent within nine months of quitting, according to the World Health Organization. Within one to nine months of quitting, coughing and shortness of breath decreases.

4. Better circulation: Blood flow improves when smokers quit smoking, which can mean fewer feelings of "pins and needles" in extremities and warmer hands and feet. 5. Improved fertility: Nonsmokers often find it easier to get pregnant because the lining of the womb is stronger and sperm is more potent, says NHS Choices, the United Kingdom's largest health resource. Quitting also can reduce the chances of birth defects or miscarriage. 6. Blood oxygen improve-

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Events on the Sunshine Coast October 12 Presentation on fractal snowflakes, Arts Centre, Sechelt, 7-8:30pm, by donation October 13 Wild mushroom feast, Ruby Lake Resort, 6-9pm, $50/person, 604-883-2269 October 13 George Connell CD release party for “Elephant in the Room”, Botanical Garden, West Sechelt, 6pm October 13 Mushroom festival presentation by Brian Lee on “wilderness survival 101”, Roberts Creek Hall, 7-9:30pm, $10 October 13 Coffee house with Ken Dunn and Anna Green, Katrina Bishop and Chelsea Rubin, School of Music, Madeira Park, 7:30-9:30pm, suggested $10 donation October 13 Presentation by James Edgar on “the synthesis of elements in stars”, Arts Centre, Sechelt, 7:30pm, by donation October 13 Blues guitar with Terry Gillespie and Lyndell Montgomery, 700 Venture Way, Gibsons, 8pm, $20 October 13 Tap/flamenco style production of “Grease”, Raven’s Cry Theatre, 8-10pm, advance $25, students $15, at the door $30 October 13 Don Jeevious birthday bash with special guests, Roberts Creek Legion, 8pm, by donation October 14 Mushroom festival, displays and sales, Pender Harbour Community Hall, Madeira Park, 11am-4pm, $5 October 14 Tap dance workshop with Troy McLaughlin, Coast Academy of Dance, 11am-12:30pm, $10, register at secheltartsfestival. com October 14 Roberts Creek fall fair, Masonic Lodge, 11am-4pm October 14 Used clothing sale and silent auction, fundraiser for the schizophrenia society, Davis Bay Community Hall, noon4pm October 14 Flamenco dance workshop with Karen Pitkethly, Coast Academy of Dance, 1-2:30pm, $10, register at secheltartsfestival.com October 14 Family bands cafe, three bands with parents and children, Arts Centre, Sechelt, 1-3pm, free October 14 Off the Page, reading of play “Sad Clown”, with audience discussion, Heritage Theatre, Gibsons, 1-3pm, by donation October 14 Gala fundraiser with multicourse dinner and music, Gibsons Public Market, reception at 5:30pm, $150, 604-8868814. SOLD OUT. October 14 Ladies night dinner and dance with Playback, Madeira Park Legion, cocktails 6pm, dinner 7pm, $60

October 14 Emerging Sounds youth concert and dance party for ages 12-17, Sechelt Band Hall, 7pm, adults $10, students $5 October 14 Jazz with Kristian Braathen Trio, Arts Centre, Sechelt, 7:30pm, $25, advance $20 at brownpapertickets.ca or 604209-7333 October 14 Dance with Gut Bucket Thunder, Gibsons Legion, 8pm, members $5, guests $10 October 14 SC Astronomy Observatory open for public viewing, Sechelt Airport, 8pm, 778-458-2666 October 14 “Boolesque” burlesque, Roberts Creek Hall, 9pm, $25 October 14 “Zap the Crook” dj night, Roberts Creek Legion, 9pm, members $10, guests $15 October 15 Mushroom festival guided foray and tasting, 10am-3pm, $30, limited tickets at www. scshroom.org October 15 Origin stories, professional story-tellers from the shíshálh, Africa and Europe, Arts Centre, Sechelt, 1-3pm, free October 16 Techniques for planting spring bulbs in pots, Botanical Garden, West Sechelt, 1pm, free, must preregister at 604-740-3969 October 16 SC Film Society presents “I, Daniel Blake”, Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons, 7:30pm, members $5, others $9 October 17 Tuesday Talks presents Grandmothers and GrandOthers, Sechelt Library, 1:30-3pm October 17 Dana Jantzen narrates an African safari with photos, presented by Pender Harbour Wildlife, Pender Harbour Secondary, 7pm, free October 17 Drum making workshop with Terry Aleck and Christine Turenne, Arts Centre, Sechelt, 7-10pm, free, register at sechetartsfestival.com October 18 Info session for accounting assistant certificate, Capilano University, Sechelt, 5-7pm, 604-885-9310 October 18 The Fretless, fiddle band, Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons, 7:30pm, $20 October 19 Earthquake preparedness with emergency program coordinator Bill Elsner, Gibsons Public Library, 1-2pm, free October 19 “Wear from Here” fashion show and dinner with music by Karen Graves and Budge Schachte, Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club, Roberts Creek, doors 6pm, dinner 7pm, fashion show 8pm, $60 October 19 Spooky movie night with “Frankenweenie”, Gibsons Public Library, 6:30pm, free, for ages 9+, prizes for Frankenstein-inspired costumes

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Art Review Anna Nobile Freelance Creative Writer, Arts & Culture

Hometown boy Kristian Braathen returns to Sechelt for a concert with his jazz trio at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre October 14. Some of you might have seen him

play drums at the Lighthouse Pub pre-renovation when he performed in his first “professional” gig with Little Coin. “We had to play on the outside deck because we were under aged,” laughs Braathen. “We got paid in food maybe.” He’s come a long way since then, graduating from the jazz program at Capilano University and performing with such celebrated musicians as Donald

Kristian Braathen, who began his drumming career on the Coast, returns with his jazz trio for a Sechelt concert Oct. 14. JESSE CAHILL PHOTO

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Harrison and Matt “Guitar” Murphy. He toured with blues great Russell Jackson, BB King’s former bassist, when he was just 25. Braathen was first introduced to drums through a friend’s dad. “Something drew me to them,” he says, taking his first lessons with Bob Campbell and then Don Reid who came up from Vancouver once a week to teach Braathen in Nikki Weber’s basement. “He’d lived in New York for 20 years and carried a whole plethora of experience,” says Braathen of Reid. “He knew so much about drums and the music business.” He enrolled at Capilano in part because a friend had gone there. “I threw caution to the wind and pursued the jazz studies program there not fully understanding how intensely focussed on jazz it actually was,” recalls Braathen. “I quickly realized I was out of my element.” But rather than give up, Braathen began looking deeper into the genre, discovering music by Oscar Peterson, Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, Jacky Terrason, and the Bill Charlap Trio. When he saw the Ray Brown Trio play in Seattle, Braathen never looked back. “That was the first high calibre concert I saw that was awesome,” he says. “It was the pinnacle point for me.” Rather than study four years straight, Braathen took breaks from school to gain real world experience, play-

ing on cruise ships, travelling to French Polynesia and the Caribbean, and then touring with Russell Jackson. In 2015 Braathen released his debut album, Tempus Fugit, Latin for “time flies,” which includes such non-jazz tunes as Patsy Cline’s “A Closer Walk With Thee,” Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” and Pearl Jam’s “Nothingman.” Braathen, who also composes and arranges music, enjoys playing music outside the jazz genre. “The thing about jazz is that you can take almost any song and do something very different with it,” says Braathen, calling “Both Sides Now” bossa nova-ish and “Nothingman” a jazz waltz. For the concert, Braathen says the trio will play some songs from the album, some new compositions as well as familiar jazz standards. “It’s a lovely intimate space,” says Braathen of the Arts Centre, chosen partly for access to a grand piano. “The main focus [of the show] is to create a great feel, inspiring improvisations and lots of dynamics.” The Kristian Braathen Trio, featuring Nick Peck on piano, Paul Rushka on acoustic bass and Kristian Braathen on drums, plays the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre Saturday, October 14 at 7:30pm. Tickets $25 at the door or $20 in advance at brownpapertickets.ca or by calling 604-2097333.

Jeff and Jan Exhibition

Painters Jeff Barringer and Jan de Beer come together in the upcoming exhibition in the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre from Oct. 18 to Nov. 12. Working in a traditional abstract style, Jeff Barringer presents acrylic and/or mixed-media paintings on canvas or panels in his exhibition “Conscience”. The collection explores “the connections between conscious thought and the subconscious”. Barringer believes that abstract art is, by definition more about what the artist is feeling than what they are trying to say, the latter is up to the viewer to interpret. Jan de Beer’s exhibition “Tides” is a series of paintings created with recycled paints and materials. Jan de Beer likes to think of his work as “being created within the tradition of surrealist automatism and that the recycled materials challenges the notion of art objects being precious.” The opening reception will be held Saturday, October 21 from 2-4pm. The following Saturday, October 28 at 1pm both artists will be on hand for our “Meet the Artist” series. For more information please visit our website at www.sunshinecoastartscouncil.com Submitted


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OBITUARIES O’HAGAN, Wendy Jean July 21, 1948 – October 1, 2017

O’Hagan, Wendy Jean, born on July 21, 1948 in Shirebrook England, suddenly passed away on October 1, 2017. Wendy is survived by her children, Tammy (Linda), Kelly (Shelley), Tyler (Nicole), grandchildren Kaden, Ally, Paige and Isabella, sister Shirley (Jim) and many friends and family. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 1:00pm at 5133 Springs Boulevard, Delta (Tsawwassen Springs). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sechelt Hospital Foundation or the Delta Hospital Foundation. Delta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040

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destined to rise steadily over the coming year. Perhaps especially, it is your imagination and ability to empathize that will increase. The danger of over-imagination and overempathizing remains, however, so focus to understand what that means and keep both in check. Otherwise, congratulations! Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) Are you ready for a diversified focus? One way or another and ready or not, you are about to become an expert at multitasking. While this could prove scattering and frazzling, there is good reason to say that it will leave you feeling more confident. Organization is a keyword, so focus to clarify your goals and strategies. Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22) The time has come to seriously consider your financial situation. Making wise investments is featured. These may well include new knowledge. Either you will seek out this knowledge and/or authorities who have it or you will focus to get it yourself, to learn. The bottom line remains that your focus will be to increase your lot. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Jupiter in your sign could prove to be a very exciting and expansive year and in many ways. The main dangers include unwanted weight gain linked to excessive luxury and indulgence. This could be described as the lower road, fun as the process may sound. Increase, expansion, and gain can all prove favorable provided they are the kind you want.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Jupiter is your ruling planet and it will be in the solar 12th house this year. This implies a turn of destiny which will push you to dig deeper to access hidden reserves of faith. Positively, you could undergo profound spiritual realizations and victories. As well, you could lay claim previously hidden talents. Either way, a soul search is indicated. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) The past few years have likely been challenging on internal levels. Yet, it has also probably provided opportunity and promotion professionally, especially in the past year or so. That cycle ends in late December. The overlap includes affiliation with new friends and interest groups. You are fast approaching a major exit that will lead you down new roads.

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Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Your public and professional life are destined to increase starting this month. The give is that this will entail more concentrated efforts. Positively, your skills and abilities are destined to increase, yet you will have to cover a lot more ground. This cycle could be described as something of a mixed bag but the returns will be there if you do the work. Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20) Jupiter in Scorpio will spark a visionary fervor in you. This could manifest as an urge to travel or to enter into risky ventures, or your overall philosophy of life will take on increased measure and meaning. You are also destined to learn a lot about human psychology. Sharing your work with the world is also featured, so if you have it, focus to share it.

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