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The Hon. Stephen Point lectures

Fibre Optics

high speed internet arrives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 3

Gazebo rebuilt

Volunteers step forward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 6

Small Business

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Curling fun

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March 29, 2012 the Hon. Steormer Lieutenant Governor, phen Point, presented the Capilano University Clifford Smith Memorial Lecture on the Lieutenant Governor’s Literacy Program at the Sechelt Band Hall on Saturday, September 28.

The Literacy Program helps deliver books and build libraries in remote BC communities. As a result of encouraging a culture of reading and creative writing “the barriers are coming down.” Sechelt First Nations Chief Gary Feschuk pre-

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sented the former Lieutenant Governor with a traditional shíshálh carving and copies of the shíshálh dictionary following the lecture – gifts to honour both the presentation and Mr. Point’s retirement. Photo Heather Jeal

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Working Together to Build Our Communities®

Thank you for making ThiS year’S open houSe a huge SucceSS!

Special ThankS To

Rent It Canada The Rotary Club Sylvis Environmental Clayton’s Heritage Market In Tents Rental Pasttimes Harry “The Bee Man” Ecosafe Grayco Disposal Salish Soils Bonniebrook Sechelt Indian Band Sechelt School Bus Suncoast Security Kaitlin Samson Gilligan’s Pub Cathy Verge .. And The Many Other Volunteers

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World class fibre optics connect the Coast Telus is investing $1 billion in new infrastructure and facilities across B.C. this year, part of a three-year, $3 billion commitment made a year ago. said Gibsons Chamber of Commerce President Dean Walford. The service is currently connecting to homes and businesses in Gibsons and should be extended to Sechelt later this month. Gibsons Mayor Wayne Rowe notes that the benefits to the Town’s residents, businesses and community are extensive. “The Town’s Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system will now be able to monitor some of its most critical assets such as the water reservoir and the treatment plant continuously and effectively. We hope that with this technology now available, a new sector of business will recognize the advantages of

living and operating from the Sunshine Coast.” “Our sustained investment in technology and infrastructure since 2000 has already made British Columbia one of the most connected places anywhere in the world. This year Telus continues that legacy, once again connecting even more British Columbians to our advanced communications infrastructure and all of the benefits it creates,” Darren Entwistle, Telus President and CEO noted earlier this year. “We know how vital our infrastructure is for British Columbians, that it is the backbone used by small businesses to market their

Local landmark gutted by fire The landmark Pender Harbour Hotel, home to the Grasshopper Pub and a cold beer and wine store, was severely damaged in a fire early Monday morning. A lone female employee sleeping upstairs managed to get out before the flames reached the second storey of the old, wooden building from the kitchen where it appears the fire started. The fire was reported just after 6:30 a.m. by Rona employee Steve Wharton, who saw flames coming from the building as he passed on his way to work. The Pender Harbour Volunteer Fire Department responded quick-

ly, joined by a BC Ambulance crew and the Sechelt Fire Department with their ladder truck. Highway 101 was closed to traffic until 9:30 a.m. The various owners of the Pender Harbour Hotel, built by a Texada Island logger named Cochrane in 1958-59, have added to its legend over the years. The pub started its life as the Rigger’s Roost. Cochrane hired his whistlepunk, Sonny Reid, as his first bartender and required Reid to wear a white shirt and tie. Most locals over legal drinking age have colorful stories of the Roost Pub, including tales

of strippers, brawls, and the startling exterior paint job that caused the building to be referred to as ‘the pink hotel’ for a time. Bal Brar, the Pender Harbour Hotel’s current owner, saw a number of owners, conducted extensive renovations after buying it from long-time owners Roy and Paula Vickers. The Roost became the Grasshopper Pub, was a popular dining spot known for its traditional Indian dishes, and was regular venue for the Pender Harbour Jazz and Blues Festivals. Submitted by Myrtle Winchester

services and accept payments, the integrated network through which home and mobile entertainment and communication flow, and critical to advances in how doctors care for their patients. Our commitment to you is that our focus on ensuring our home province is a global leader in respect of telecommunications infrastructure will continue not just this year, but for the years and decades to come.”

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Telus has chosen the Sunshine Coast as a pilot rural area to roll out a world class fibre optic network. This technology offers customers internet speeds up to 50 megabits per second and will enable incredibly fast Internet speeds in the future. The long-desired internet service will allow Coast residents and business to operate locally and compete globally, with blindingly fast upload speeds. “Top speed internet has been recognized as an economic development priority for this area for the last decade. Now local residents will be able to live in one of the world’s most liveable communities and compete globally from their home or business desktop,”




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Editorial Opinion Roll out the highway Nothing inspires a true Coastal rant like a daily commute along the Sunshine Coast Highway on a dark and stormy night. Or a dark and stormy day, for that matter. There is nothing glamorous about our Cinderella of a road. Patched, pitted and rutted, it winds along one of the most beautifully scenic stretches of Coastline in Canada. It’s at the ball, the clock has chimed midnight and the road is in rags. Back in the 1950s, Flying Phil Gaglardi and the Social Credit government were frantically paving the province with a dedicated Ministry of Highways team – building infrastructure capacity that stood up to increased usage for a good half-century. At some point, the Coastal communities were linked by a series of roads that were grandly termed ‘highways.’ The Point Mellon Highway connected the community surrounding the mill with the Langdale ferry terminal, and the Sunshine Coast Highway linked Langdale with Earl’s Cove (and continued on from Saltery Bay to Lund). Unlike the Upper Levels Highway across the North Shore, the Coastal ‘highways’ were really just roads with delusions of grandeur. Fifty years on, little has changed. The roadbeds beneath the asphalt are subject to runoff washing away the sub-base, leaving the surface to buckle and weave like a PNE ride. Sudden rain squalls leave lakes accumulating in eroded gullies to snatch at the wheels of the unwary. Halfhearted attempts to address the problem at Wakefield and Jack Roads lacked the engineering rigor, and this road flooding hazard continues. With our new, privatized way of doing business, patching becomes more and more haphazard. At Trout Lake, within the past few weeks, portions of the surface asphalt have been peeled away and great swathes of loose gravel presenting a road hazard for the unwary. In the course of those weeks, the only corrective action has been the placement of a ‘loose gravel’ warning sign – a good quarter mile from the site of the gravel, and on the opposite side of the road from where the hazard actually is. For years, Coasters have been hoping for a ‘real’ highway. As population and vehicular traffic increases, a dedicated high-speed road becomes a necessity for residents’ safety. It’s time for the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (or whoever is responsible for our highway system this week) took a leaf from the Socred play book, and started building capacity for the Coast we are going to become fifty years down the road. It’s time for the fairy godmother to step up for our Cinderella highway.

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Small businesses are the heart and soul of communities. They support families and keep local economies strong. The owners are parents, coaches and volunteers who make a difference every day. October is Small Business Month - our chance to recognize the tremendous contributions that small businesses make. Across BC, 98 per cent of businesses are small businesses and more than a million British Columbians work for them. It takes courage, energy and dedication to run a small business. I know the challenges from running my own business for 21 years and from my time with the BC Chamber of Commerce and the North Vancouver Chamber. That’s why, as Minister of State, I am working hard to make BC the most small-business friendly jurisdiction in Canada. This month, join me in thanking small businesses in your community. They are more than just business owners. In fact, you can nominate your favourite for a Small Business BC Award between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30: Naomi Yamamoto Minister of State for Tourism and Small Business

On Sunday evening during a wind storm, my neighborhood lost power (a fairly common occurrence on the Sunshine Coast). After an hour, I decided to contact BC Hydro (BCH) to see when they estimated restoration of power. After waiting on hold for 30 minutes, I was told that BCH was not aware of any outages in my neighbourhood. When the smart meters were being rolled out, one of the big advantages advertised was that it would no longer be necessary for individual homeowners to contact BCH during outages – that information would be relayed to BC Hydro immediately via the smart meter. When I asked the telephone rep from BCH why they didn’t already know that there was a problem in the grid, I was shocked to hear his reply that the automatic reporting function of power outages is not in place, nor was he aware of when this function would be enabled. Most homeowners are unaware that we must still contact BC Hydro for every power outage. Please continue to phone 1-888-POWERON whenever power is lost. Michele Libling Gibsons

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Thank you, Gary Nohr! I just want to thank SCRD Chair Gary Nohr for standing up for Sunshine Coast ferry users by restating the fact that it is an essential service and a highway. On my first term on Sechelt council I had a private meeting with then highways Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon (with Mayor Cam Reid in attendance). I stressed the exact same points raised by chair Nohr over five years ago. I thanked the Minister for the government’s elimination the day before of the tolls on the Coquihala. I then asked him when he would be doing the same for Coastal ferry/highway users. I reminded him that all inland ferry routes were free including the year round Kootenay Lake 45 minute crossing, which is longer than our run. The minister understood our plight but said since it was a private corporation fares were not up to him. I begged to differ then, and I still do. The taxpayers of the Sunshine Coast subsidize highway construction and maintenance all over the province where it is free to drive from Vancouver to Whistler for example. So why can’t other mainlanders get on board with our ferry service? Pun intended. Good luck to the Region-

al District chairs in their upcoming negotiations with MLA Jordon Sturdy. In my opinion, keeping up the fight and getting tough as Chair Nohr has demonstrated, is our only hope. Keith Thirkell Sechelt

Entire project ‘insane’ The current proposal to ship millions of tons of coal, first by train to Delta, then by barge to Texada Island, then to China by cargo ship, produces an extreme risk to the health of our environment, our air, our water, our beaches, and the entire life support system of the Salish Sea. Each time this coal is moved there will be plumes of coal dust. Neither the train cars nor the barges can be covered because of the risk of spontaneous combustion. Much of this dust will sink down and cover the underwater life of the sea. Plants like eelgrass, which support many species of fish species upon which the larger fish and most sea birds depend for their food, will be wiped out by a layer of this dust. The entire project of mining, shipping, and burning of coal is insane. Rick O’Neill Roberts Creek more letters online at Allan Forest

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Impacts of coal traffic in Salish Sea Notes from the Upper Mainland Nicholas Simons MLA, Powell River and Sunshine Coast

Many constituents have expressed their concern about the proposed increase in coal being shipped to and from Texada Island. They are concerned about our Province’s rapid acceleration of U.S. and Alberta thermal coal exports in light of our responsibilities as global citizens, and about the local and regional impacts of increased coal traffic. The Texada Quarrying Ltd. (TQL, a subsidiary of Lafarge Canada) facility is used to load coal onto bulk cargo vessels bound overseas. It currently handles about 400,000 tonnes per year, but there is a proposal by Fraser Surrey Docks (FSD) which would see that amount increase to 8,000,000 tonnes per year in 2020.  FSD proposes to build a coal transfer facility in the Fraser River where the

coal trains from Montana and Wyoming would dump their loads onto barges – all destined for Texada Island, accounting for the increase. Port Metro Vancouver is both the landlord and the approving agency for the FSD proposal. Run by a federally-appointed board, it requires its tenant to submit studies showing how the project might impact the community, and how it has mitigated those impacts in response to proscribed community input. These include environmental assessments, navigational risk assessments, and studies on possible human health impacts.  FSD conducted two public open houses and held over 35 stakeholder meetings, but no studies and no consultations beyond the sand heads at the mouth of the Fraser River – the limit of their jurisdiction. So far, residents of Texada Island and the Sunshine Coast have had no real opportunity to provide input. The lone Open House at the Texada Legion on Lafarge Canada’s application to im-

prove the facility’s storm water management system and to extend a conveyor was a courtesy; as long as the application meets Mining Act requirements LaFarge will get the amendment regardless of issues raised or comments made at the Open House. No agency seems to be taking the lead in protecting the interests of the Sunshine Coast. I am urging the Ministry of the Environment to take on that responsibility and address the legitimate questions about the proposed project, if not from a global or even provincial perspective, at least from a regional and local level. No decision on the FSD proposal should be contemplated until a Navigational Risk Assessment, an Environmental Management Plan, a Spill Response Plan, an Air Quality Management Plan, a Health Impact Assessment, and public consultations can be conducted for people and the environment that exist beyond the sand heads at the mouth of the Fraser River.

MUNICIPAL MEMO October 3, 2013 Visit for more information on District news, programs and services, including… • Sechelt “Spring Clean Up coupons” will expire October 10th. Please remember to review the coupon terms and conditions before use and that the landfill site may be busier than normal in the final days of coupon validity. • VOLUNTEER for the 10th Anniversary Sechelt Arts Festival, October 17 to 27. For information and to register please contact Arwen MacDonald at or visiting • Learn more about Sechelt’s new Wastewater Treatment Facility – sign up for a facility tour by emailing • REMINDER: 2014 Community Investment Program applications are due October 16, 2013. This program assists not-for-profit organizations mandated to provide services in the areas of recreation, community and multicultural services that benefit the residents of Sechelt.

RegulaR CounCil Meeting Wednesdays, 7:00pm Oct.16 and Nov. 6. CoMMittee of the Whole Meeting Wednesdays, 1:00pm Oct. 9 and 23 DistRiCt offiCe Will be CloseD, MonDay oCtobeR 14th foR the thanksgiving Day holiDay. CuRbsiDe ReCyCling ColleCtion is sCheDuleD to proceed on Oct. 14th. Please have your blue bin curbside early to allow crews to complete their work and enjoy the holiday!

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Weston ‘back in the saddle’ following eye surgery The Positive Story John Weston MP, West Vancouver, Sunshine Coast , Sea to Sky Country

It’s great to be back in the saddle. Am I at 100 per cent of where I was before the detached retina hit July 22. I’m very grateful for the excellent medical attention I received in BC; the many prayers and expressions of goodwill; and for an optimistic prognosis for continuing recovery. Meanwhile, the old gospel hymn takes on new meaning for me: “I was blind but now I see!”   As for developments in the riding, let me provide three quick updates.  First, the Electoral Boundaries Commission has delivered its report. We will lose the Powell River and North Vancouver parts of our riding but Pemberton rejoins us. My mandate is to represent the current riding, including Powell River and part of North Van District right up until the 2015 election. It’s helpful to have a confirmed election date – the

certainty provided by Prime Minister Harper in this regard makes planning easier and more effective. Second, my staff and I have just completed our Fourth Annual Strategy Planning Conference, which brings together all our offices and key volunteers. The meeting enables each of us to hear plans and presentations in areas such as Community Sectors, Correspondence, Communications, and Event Planning. Having gleaned input over the year from constituents, we turn our focus to priority areas where we commit to make an impact in the riding over the year to come. In this case, priorities we identified include continued person-by-person service of constituents; work on projects in areas where the environment and the economy intersect; fisheries; and health and fitness. Having increasingly donned the ‘Green Tory’ mantle, I believe these priorities match my commitments well as the needs of our riding. Constituents have already

identified projects relating to these priorities which I look forward to discussing in future communications. Finally, in the Ottawa part of my job, the schedule revolves less around constituent-driven demands and more around commitments arising from my formal roles in the House: voting, serving on two or three committees, chairing the Canada-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship Group, acting as Government Liaison to the Canadian-Iranian Community, and traveling, traveling – back and forth to Ottawa and within our sprawling riding. Meanwhile, I wish everyone a spirit of invigoration and freshness as our young people resume their studies and our Parliament prepares to resume sitting. Thank you again for the honor to serve in accordance with our Mission: “to serve all the people of our riding, passionately and effectively, without fear or favour, in accordance with the values of freedom, responsibility, equality, compassion, and integrity.”

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All About Town • Roberts Creek

Gazebo rises like phoenix Restoration of the public gazebo and picnic area in the heart of Roberts Creek, partially destroyed by arson in mid-June this year, has been completed as part of a five-week volunteer operation, generously supported by area businesses and residents. The original structure, crafted by Kevin Stremlaw in 2007 and funded in part by a $14,400

tourism grant awarded to the Roberts Creek Community Association (RCCA) now sports refurbished cedar posts and a new cedar deck. Plans are underway to replace the two beautifully crafted cedar picnic tables, which were burnt beyond repair. Security lighting and access for people with disabilities are currently under assessment for the structure.

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This really shows the positive impact when the community rallies together. This is what Roberts Creek is all about and it’s exactly what has kept me here for 40 years.” ~Ed Lands~ Volunteer and moving force

Ed Lands initiated, oversaw and worked on the five-week volunteer operation, which included a core group of volunteers, notably carpenters Frank McElroy and David Groom and labourers John Gibbs, Philip and Akask. All are Roberts David Groom, Ed Lands, and Frank McElroy pause in their labours restoring the Creek residents. community gazebo that stands behind the Roberts Creek library on land owned   Local businesses eagerly by the Roberts Creek Community Association. The original structure was damsupported the restoration aged by arson earlier this year. Photo submitted project through in-kind support, sharing of exper- “This really shows the posi- to see the gazebo resurrected will soon enjoy ongoing use Roberts Creek tise, and donation or Health dis- tive impact when the com- and joins me in express- as a public and performance 1123 and ser- munity rallies together,” says ing gratitude to the many space, Lands says. “The countFood of materials vices. Those who assisted Lands. “This is what Rob- community-minded volun- community taking ownerincluded Bill Davis of Rob- erts Creek is all about and teers and donors who made ship of this public venue is erts Creek›s Sunshine Mo- it’s exactly what has kept me this happen.” She adds: “It a significant deterrent to pois so heartwarming when a tential vandalism.” bile Milling; Gibsons Build- here for 40 years.”   Donna Shugar, Rob- community joins together So far, no arrests have ing Supplies; Swanson’s Ready Mix; Randy John- ert Creek’s director on the to make something posi- been made in connecson and Louise Spencer at board of the Sunshine Coast tive out of what could have tion with the gazebo fire, Colour Me Randy; Colin Regional District, applauds been a disastrous situation. which appears to have Stracker of Weather Tight this recent civic-minded ef- This is the true spirit of the been started by an un2013 fort. “I am sure the commu- ‘Gumboot Nation.’» known accelerant. Supplies; June The6, 2013, Gumboot nity shares my excitement It is hoped that the gazebo Submitted by Heather Conn Café; and Edmund Butler. Up The Creek B&B 1116

Rogers examines marvels of mushrooms Robert Rogers discusses and prescribe drugs – so the traditional uses of fungi two years into his pre-med in traditional First Nations training, he switched to medicine, and their scientific botany. After leaving univalidation, in theApril presenta18, 2013 versity, he studied with two tion Medicinal Mushrooms: local Cree healers, launchFrom Ethnomycology to ing a 42-year career as a Modern Research on Fri- student of plant medicine. RC Legion 1140 day, October 18 at Roberts Rogers’ fascinating backCreek Community Hall, ground includes forging an starting at 7 p.m. Admis- alternative lifestyle in the sion is $10 at the door. Canadian North in the earRogers, author of The ly 1970s. He wild-crafted Fungal Pharmacy: The herbs, traveled the world, Complete Guide to Medici- studied with shamans and nal Mushrooms and Lichens healers and worked as an of North America, will also herbalist in a health food October 3, 2013 discuss use and preparation store in Edmonton, where of mushrooms in treatment he and Laurie reside and of chronic disease. where he is now assistant Originally planning a professor in family medicareer in traditional medi- cine at the University of Alcine, Rogers decided he berta – bringing his career didn’t want to do surgery full circle.

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Over 300 artists featured in Arts Crawl

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Liz looks forward to meeting the public at her studio during the Sunshine Coast Arts Crawl.

The fourth annual Sunshine Coast Arts Crawl, with over 300 participating artists and 122 participating venues, invites enthusiasts to visit studios and galleries from Langdale to Lund October 19 and 20. On the Art Crawl map now available throughout the Coast, potter Liz de Beer’s Klaywerk Studio in Langdale is ‘number one.’ De Beer, a South African transplant who arrived in Canada 16 years ago,

is a well-established artist with her African-inspired work on display as part of the North Shore Credit Union’s permanent collection, on display at branches from October 2013 through April 2015. She is also represented by the BC Potters Guild Gallery on Granville Island, the Seymour Art Gallery in Deep Cove and the Gibsons Public Art Gallery. An outspoken ambassador of the arts, Liz looks

African motifs merge with Canadian materials and images in the Langdale studio of internationallyrenowned potter Liz de Beer. Her Klaywerk Studio is #1 on the Sunshine Coast Arts Crawl map. forward to meeting the public at her studio during the Sunshine Coast Arts Crawl. Participating galleries and studios, listed in the brochure, are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday,

October 19 and Sunday, October 20. For more information, or to check out the online auction, visit Submitted

A lighthearted look at legacies Tuesday, October 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, three community organizations join to offer a session at the Sparling Pavilion, (Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden, 5941 Mason Road, Sechelt) to help you explore ways to think about estate planning. Your Legacy – Your Way is an evening of lively anecdotes and a light-hearted approach to planning for the two things no one can

avoid: death and taxes. Organizers from the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation, Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden, and SunCu Financial Services have assembled a panel of knowledgeable financial planners, lawyers and accountants to make estate planning just one more comfortable step on life’s journey. Everyone should prepare a Will that accurately reflects

their wishes, and is part of their community legacy (along with fond memories). A legacy to a charity – even as an announcement in the memorial advertisement that ‘in lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated’ – can be of help for years to come. Sunshine Coast Community Foundation supporters know that all donations, large or small, help build long-term finan-

cial stability for charities, or charitable funds, when supporters remember them in their Will. There will be no personal questions, no pleas for money, no math. There will be laughter, and refreshments. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Please call the Botanical Garden at 604-740-3969 reserve your spot. Submitted

Now to Oct. 31 Roberts Creek Farm Gate Market Wednesdays 3 - 6pm, Roberts Creek Hall Now to Oct. 6 Through the Eyes of Gordon Adaskin Opening reception Sept. 11, 7-9pm Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt Now to Oct. 7 Patricia Richardson Logie, a Retrospective, Figures, landscapes and portraits at Gibsons Public Art Gallery, Now to Oct. 7 Kaleidoscope at Public Art Gallery, Oct. 5 “Through the Eyes of Gordon Adaskin” Sunshine Coast Arts Centre. Art Auction, 4:00 pm-wine & appetizer reception. Oct. 5 Build a Willow Tunnel Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden. Join Andrew Kent and learn how to build a willow tunnel. 11am-4pm, $15 members, $20 non members. Call 604-740-3969 to reserve your space now. Oct. 6 Breast Cancer Candle-Life-Lighting Ceremony, 6:30 pm at Maderia Park Comm. Church. Contact 604-883-9755 Oct. 6 Build a Willow Chair Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden. 9am-3pm | $250.00. Andrew Kent will help you build a willow chair to take home! Call 604-740-3969 to reserve your space now. Oct. 6 Fall Fair Roberts Creek Hall noon - 4 p.m. Oct. 8 SCRD Agricultural Plan Open House Roberts Creek Hall 6 p.m. Oct. 8 Your Legacy, Your Way Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden. Join us for this upbeat exploration of the many ways and reasons people plan. 6:30-8:30pm, NO COST

Oct. 9 to Nov 3 “Printers by the Sea” Sunshine Coast Arts Centre. Printmakers Nena Braathen, Janice McFegan & Russ Tkachuk Opening reception Oct. 9, 7-9pm Oct. 10 Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Met Opera Live via HD Satellite, Raven’s Cry Theatre, 10am Oct. 11 to 12 Beyond the Blues: Depression Anxiety Education and Screening Event. BC Schizophrenia Society Sunshine Coast Branch. 11am – 3-pm Friday Oct 11 at Sunny Crest Mall in Gibsons and 11am-3pm Saturday Oct 12 at Trail Bay Mall in Sechelt. Mental Health Clinician will be available for consultation at both venues from 11am-1pm. Oct. 14 Thanksgiving Day is Dog Day Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden. Dogs, leash up your owners and come sniff out our paths. 11am-4pm. Oct. 18 to 20 Sunshine Coast ART CRAWL Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden. The Garden is taking part in this year’s ART CRAWL with 4 dynamic artists showing in the Sparling Pavilion. 11am-4pm. Oct. 20 Sunshine Coast Model Railroad Club Open House. 11 to 3 at 937 Stewart Road Gibsons near North and Reed Roads. Oct. 23 Community Potluck and Pumpkin Carving 6:30 p.m. Roberts Creek Hall Bring something to share, a pumpkin and a knife Oct .26 Shostakovich’s The Nose, Met Opera Live via HD satellite, Raven’s Cry Theatre, 10am Oct. 27 Macbeth, London Theatre via HD Satellite Raven’s Cry Theatre, 2pm Oct. 31 Children’s Hallowe’en Party Roberts Creek Hall 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Games, food, costume parade

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Rivers Day Open House Nominations open for BC celebrates return of salmon Small Business Awards The competition is free to enter, and all nominated businesses get access to valuable tools, advice and feedback throughout the competition.

A river of Pink salmon runs past Chapman Creek Hatchery, completing their epic life journey. Submitted The Sunshine Coast Salmonid Enhancement Society celebrates Rivers Day on Saturday, October 12, with an open house at its Chapman Creek Hatchery. Everyone is invited to tour the facility, observe a fin-clipping demonstration, see the Chapman Creek watershed model, learn about salmon and their habitat, feed the fish in the rearing tanks, and

observe salmon returning to Chapman Creek. There is no admission charge for this event. The Sunshine Coast Salmonid Enhancement Society has operated the Chapman Creek Hatchery as a non-profit charitable organization for more than 20 years and stocks up to a million fish in coastal waters each year. It has one full time and two part time employees



and 25 regular volunteers, as well as a volunteer Board of Directors that manages the Society and the Hatchery. New volunteers are welcome, as are new members, who contribute to the ongoing success of the Hatchery. For further information, please contact 604-8854136, or drop by in person at 4381 Parkway Drive, just off Field Road in Wilson Creek.

Maybe it’s a new gadget, a new local watering hole or a truly useful website – if there’s a BC business you love, now’s your chance to let them know with a nomination for one (or more) of Small Business BC’s nine annual awards: the Premier’s People’s Choice Award, as well as Best Company, Best Community Impact, Best Concept, Best Employer, Best Green Business, Best International Trade, Best Online Marketer, and Best Workplace. The competition is free to enter, and all nominated businesses get access to valuable tools, advice and feedback throughout the competition. Nominations opened at the start of Small Business Month, October 1, and continue through to November 30. All new or existing BC businesses with fewer than 50 employees are eligible to enter. Visit for information on nominating or voting for a local small business.

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The Coast’s best brunch spots deliver that kind of pick-me-up first and foremost through their food If everybody’s working for the weekend, then brunch is our reward. Unlike the weekday grab-and-go breakfast, brunches should be relaxed, indulgent meals in good company and attractive surroundings. This is a time for Belgian waffles, poached eggs with Hollandaise sauce, or hearty Tuscan-style sausage and ‘home fries’ seasoned with peppers, onions, and wild mushrooms. Where can you find meals like this

on the Coast? Who makes the best? This is the October Quest for our readers – find, identify, and vote for the Best Breakfast and Lunch. British author Guy Beranger wrote “Brunch: A Plea” in an 1895 Hunter’s Weekly article, probably the first to suggest a latemorning meal instead of the traditional, post-church dinner. “Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting,” he wrote. “It puts you in

a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” The Coast’s best brunch spots deliver that kind of pick-me-up first and foremost through their food, whether it’s reinterpreting classics, highlighting regional flavors, or simply churning out the most delectable comfort dishes around. But atmosphere counts, too. So does origi-

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New this year, the Premier’s People’s Choice Award sponsored by the government of BC will be presented to a BC business demonstrating that they have the unwavering and loyal support of their community. Using any imaginative, creative, or traditional tactics available, interested businesses will apply for the award, and engage their customers, clients and neighbours to vote for them online before November 30, 2013. The BC business with the most votes from their community wins! The Best Company Award, sponsored by TELUS, recognizes the BC small business that best demonstrates exceptional leadership and a proven track record of growth and profitability. The Best Community Impact Award, sponsored by Vancity, goes to the company that’s taken positive action to invest in their community and sees social

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Capilano University alumna Jane Shackell, associate counsel with Miller Thompson LLP has been elected chair of the 2013/2014 Board of Governors. Shelley McDade, Chief Executive Officer of Sunshine Coast Credit Union, and Executive Vice President with Coast Community Credit Union, has been elected vice-chair. Active in her community, McDade serves as a board member on the Marketing Association for Credit Unions, Chairman of RivWe accept donations to erCorp Economic DevelGumboot 1140opment Corporation, and GrandmotherS a Director on Vancouver Is& GrandotherS land Health Authority. She holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from Aspen University. Members of the Capilano University Board of Governors represent a diversity of backgrounds and expertise. The Board of Governors October 6, 2013 is responsible for the business affairs of the UniverPlease give generously. sity, determines the policies by which the University operates and reviews the fiperformance of the 5758 Cowrie St., Sechelt nancial University. The Board holds

nality – innovative ideas for brunch menu items, a twist on favourite ingredients, and so on. Next week, we’ll be announcing the winner of September’s Quest for the Best draw. One voter will win a $100 grocery gift card. We’ll be announcing the winner of September’s Best Burger Quest on our Facebook page (www.facebook. com/TheLocalWeekly) and website on Thursday, October 3. Check it out!

responsibility as an integral part of the business’ success. The Best Concept Award, sponsored by MNP, is open to all new exciting, creative and innovative businesses (and business ideas) in BC. This is the only award for which entrepreneurs don’t need to be in business yet; they just need to prove that they have a phenomenal and viable idea that’s going to make an impact. The Best Employer Award, sponsored by WorkSafeBC, recognizes the business that values employee health and safety, and prevention of workplace injuries, on the same level that it values productivity and customer service. The Best Green Business Award recognizes an outstanding commitment to environmental sustainability through leadership and actions that influence green practices. The Best International Trade Award, sponsored by Livingston International, recognizes the top com

regular meetings that are open to the public to conduct its general business and to fulfill its statutory responsibilities. Members of Capilano University’s Board of Governors serve voluntarily and without remuneration for their services. Capilano University is a learner-centred university with campuses in North Vancouver, Squamish and Sechelt, British Columbia. Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), the University currently offers bachelor degrees as well as associate degrees and a range of diplomas, certificates and statements of completion. Capilano University has earned an international reputation for quality teaching, programs and services, instilling the knowledge, skills, motivation and attitudes that will enable students to become independent thinkers and learners, and to contribute effectively in a rapidly changing world. More information can be found at

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Innovative changes on local pub menu Avocado Caesar Dressing In a food processor, combine until very smooth: 335g avocado pulp 50g fresh lemon juice 25g creamed garlic

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Visitors to the Lighthouse Pub and Buccaneers Restaurant this summer often greeted Executive Chef Consultant Andrew Eyre on his forays from the kitchen. “How was everything?” he’d ask, sincerely wanting to know. The result of these informal chats produced a steadilyimproving menu of innovative dishes. “It’s what pub food should be – healthy and homemade,” “Eyre said in a recent interview. “Everything, except a couple of the wing sauces, is cooked fresh inhouse.” Although Eyre is an excellent chef, he prefers the more challenging behind-the-scenes work of revamping restaurant kitchens, menus, and front-of-house customer service. Bringing in Eyre is a more sustainable and less inyour-face version of the TV reality shows Bar Rescue or Restaurant Impossible. “I probably won’t ever be a great chef,” he says ruefully, “but that’s not what I’m about. I’ve no desire for the limelight – I’d rather experience the real stuff on the ground, to step in and turn a big place around, and in the process I’ve experienced so many cool places around the world.” Eyre and sous-chef Imee Borres teamed to produce the restaurant’s signature Grilled Caesar Salad with its avocado-based dressing. In sharing the recipe exclusively with The Local, Eyre noted: “Traditional Caesar mayonnaise-based dressing has become the staple version here in North America. This was my attempt at replacing the mayo with something healthy while keeping the tangy salty garlicky creamy flavour we all love in a great Caesar dressing.  It’s guilt-free Caesar salad, with no egg, no mayo, no artificial ingredients, but all the flavour.  I also love the bright green colour.”

25g grated parmesan 30g fish sauce 20g olive oil 15g grainy Dijon mustard ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 Tbsp chopped parsley ½ tsp coarse ground pepper ½ tsp Tabasco sauce Slowly whisk in 90 ml olive oil, a few drops at a time, to form an emulsion. Gradually add the oil in a more steady stream towards the end. Adjust the consistency by adding water, a teaspoon at a time. Taste, then adjust seasonings and lemon if necessary.

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Take a day to prepare container garden for winter Heather Jeal Editor

Nothing provides a bright spot of seasonal colour on a deck or patio like a container brimming with perennials, bright annuals, bulbs and evergreens. Terra cotta or glazed ceramic planters in particular can bring an old-world accent to the patio; hand-crafted containers from a local pottery can also make a strong artistic statement in the outdoor décor. An investment of time now, before the fluctuating temperatures of fall and winter damage these containers – and plantings – will pay off through healthy new growth in spring, and the preservation of treasured design elements as well. Pots of annuals should be emptied, cleaned with a solution of one part nonchlorine bleach to ten parts water, dried and stored in a covered area not exposed to harsh weather. Dead plants should be bagged for disposal at the green

waste stations, and soil may be dumped into the compost. No compost bin or pile? Create one by piling up the discarded container soil, covering it with a thick layer of dead leaves or grass clippings, and covering the whole pile with heavy plastic or landscape fabric to hold in the heat and speed decomposition. In late winter, remove the fabric and turn the pile to aerate. This renewed soil will be ready for re-use in containers. For containers that will remain planted through the winter months, ensure all dead growth is removed now. Because healthy plants overwinter better, continue

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Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21) Stepping back and behind the scenes to rest, retreat and research continues. This includes some investigative work and perhaps some soul searching as well. What do you truly want and need? Outer sources may not have the answer, unless they are able to shed light on your deeper priorities and destiny. Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21) A mix of beginnings and endings among some of your closest friendships is a current theme. Either way, these will bring returns of some kind. Still, you may be left with mixed feelings. Some endings and/ or completions are more noticeable than others and they leave an indelible mark. You are likely feeling quite strong these days and will prevail. Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19) The New Moon is a signal for you to take initiatives to approach authority figures for favors and earned rewards. Private meetings where important decisions will be made indicate investments and ventures. A growing determination to achieve more is coming to a peak. This is one of those times when ‘who’ you know stands to be of greater importance than ‘what’. Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19) You are in an adventurous mood. Yet you need better tools, techniques and methods. This is a good time to take a few risks. Don’t expect everything to be neat and tidy. Be willing to learn by experience, trial and error if necessary. Others are pushing you to perform. By months’ end you will be digging deep; dig in your resolve and not your heels. Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20) Change is in the air for you. Your creative juices are flowing. Collaborations with other key players are a key to success now. Expect to work hard, as you probably have been over the past several weeks. Yet now it is different, a turn in the road. Be willing to multitask. Blend in a playful approach for best results.

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to make extra efforts to celebrate your own and others’ talents. Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21) The creative cycle now underway includes some deep themes. There is a distinct measure of intensity implied. Everyone is experiencing this energy pattern and your challenge is to be aware and give more. With your energy levels running high your insights stand to be extra penetrating and potent; be aware how you wield them. Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22) Some new and perhaps unexpected changes close to home are a central theme now. These are directly linked to your career and some of your more important relationships as well. Your ambitions are running high as are your creative juices, and both are backed by an impulse to expand. Whether you score or are scored on, it stands to be a big one. Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23) The pace is steadily gaining momentum. This includes dynamic and deep interactions with others. At best you are steadily confronting fears and laying claim to hidden talents and potentials. These will take time to cultivate and refine but first you must access them. Be willing to dive deep. Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22) Acquiring gifts and talents is now in focus. These may be obtained simply by activation, by way of expression and experiential activity. You have to do the work, overcoming blocks and resistance patterns with good old fashion perseverance. There will be rewards now but bigger ones later, if you push on with ardent grace. Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22) A new momentum has begun for you. It likely includes financial motivations. To succeed you have to dig deeper than usual. As well, breaking through lines of resistance is a factor. These will likely include people and situations that are extra unpredictable. What is certain is that you want to increase your overall sense of stability.


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UPCOMING EVENTS RC Legion #219 Roberts Creek. Tuesdays are Cheaper Chewsdaze and Beer Specialz, kitchen open Tuesday - Friday. 604-886-9813 btfn

personals Alanon/Alateen for friends and families of alcoholics. Meetings Monday-Friday, 604-886-4594, 604-885-0101, 604-886-9059, 604-883-2882. np29 If your drinking is causing you problems but you don’t know how to stop, maybe we can help. Alcoholics Anonymous. Toll Free 1-877-373-8255. btfn

300 - marketplace RE Décor Consignment. ReDecor has exciting news…we have grown up! We now offer design services. Susan Mills offers a full design service including access to great suppliers, and has done many beach houses in White Rock and Point Roberts. Susan’s style is relaxed, eclectic, and beachy. Christopher Kelly offers a professional de-cluttering and décor service. He uses his intuitive approach to enhance and update his clients’ look. Christopher’s style is casual, chic and modern. Diane Nicholson, ReDecor owner, has created a serene, nature-inspired, open, airy vibe in the store, and leans toward our signature white and quiet Re-style. Diane’s photo series, “Where We Live” Landscapes & Seascapes, are perfect for our coastal homes. More services to come, our usual great selection, and an open house coming soon. Always stylish, always affordable. www.facebook. com/redecorsechelt. 5699 Cowrie St., Sechelt. 604-885-5884. b40

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE LATTICE: New 4x8 sheets, hvy duty, $45 ea. Various other sizes avail. 604-885-7014. p5/14

$ Cash $ for unwanted motorhomes & travel trailers

604-886-7341 FREE Lost: Blue thermometer with yellow float & white string, on Georgia Beach, Gibsons. Call 604-886-2234. f40 Lost: Black First Aid pouch, at the Red Serge Gala in West Sechelt. Call 604-989-0232. f40 Lost: Cat - black & white, on Sept. 19, at Big Maples, 4496 Hwy 101, Unit #20. Call 604-885-5022. f40 Lost: Rowboat, off Thormanby Island, Sept 13. 7.5 ft welded aluminum punt boat, white outside, blue inside. Call 604-886-0357. f40 Did you know that Lost and Found ads are FREE in the Local? Restrictions apply..


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Four drawer dresser w/book shelves above, five drawer tall-boy dresser, chocolate-brown leatherette couch, portable dishwasher, carpet shampooer, and cedar trees. Call 604-885-5022. p40

Get ready! 4 winter tires on rims, Bridgestone Blizzak 175/65/R14, less usage, only $155, paid $620. Call today! 604-741-0828. p41


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Gibsons: Neighborhood sale, end of Malaview on Lark Crescent. Sunday Oct 6, 10-3. p40


wanted Rolex and vintage and other quality watches wanted in any cond. Call 604-740-6474. b40

lost / found Lost: Gold necklace with 2 charms, btwn Gibsons Landing Hotel and Cochrane Rd. Great sentimental value. Reward offered. Has a twisted chain , mother charm & cross. Call 604-886-0365. f40


Small row-able sailboat. 604-740-9819. p40


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Professional Services... 700 Johnny - REAL ESTATE Walker-1 of 2_1133 For sale by owner Royal Terraces 1140 royal terraces With Personal Focus #105-5477 wharf ave Strata • rental ProPertieS sechelt CommerCial • reSidential • FinanCial 604-741-1755 Aug 15, 2013 Ground level 3 bdrm, 2 bath concrete Serving the Sunshine Coast condo (Royal Terraces), gas F/P, Suite C - 5536 Wharf Road, Sechelt renovated. Large patio, underground Phone 604-741-0720 Fax 604-741-0721 parking. Hobby room, games room, pool table, exercise room, meeting room, kitchen, sauna. Walk to all amenities Sechelt has to offer. Swimming beach out front. Huge savings: $469,000 (no tax)

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3 bdrm upgraded twnhs featuring 1 ½ baths, sm fenced yard, prkg for 2 cars, gardener for lawns, 5 appl. N/S, sm pet nego. $1300/mo plus util. Avail Oct 1. Call Key Property Management.

Seven Isles, cozy mobile home in good condition, many reno’s, great view, deck, carport, shed. $43,000, with financing possibilities. Call 604-989-4225 or 604740-8262. p43

3 bdrm spacious duplex featuring a great wrap around ocean view, w/b stove in rec room, plus a w/ fireplace upstairs, two bath, 5 appl, hrdwd flrs, plus a dble garage, and lots of decks. Avail Oct 15. Sm pet negot. N/S. $1450/mo


Sechelt: 2bd/1 ba house with deck, fenced, and outbuilding with power. $1200/mth. Avail now. Call Rachel, 778-458-2218 or Angelo, 604-618-3244. b40

Waterfront very quiet 1 bdrm + den fully furnished cottage avail. From Oct. 1/13 to May 31/14. NS/NP $1050 p/m. Avail now.

Sechelt: Studio apt, approx. $700/ mth, util, cable, wifi incl. F/P, balcony, jacuzzi. 8 min drive from Sechelt. Please see the sweet suite, Call Anthony 604-399-9336. p41

RETAIL/COMMERCIAL Sechelt: Available immediately, commercial spaces for rent, one area or both available. For more details view at 5606 Wharf Rd. Sechelt, above South Coast Ford. Call Brad for more info at 604-8853281. btfn

other Gibsons RV Resort: $475/mo. Incl hydro/sewer/water. RV site only. Internet $20/Cable TV $20. Pets OK. RV to be 1995 and newer. 1051 Gilmour Rd. Call 604-989-7275. btfn.



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1036 sq. ft. retail space avail in Gibsons now. $11.00 per sq. ft. plus CAM. Suitable for a destination business. Excellent customer prkg. 604-885-0661

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SHARED ACCOMMODATION Sechelt: Beautiful home to share with one other. Please see $450/mth, util, cable, wifi incl. 8 min drive from Sechelt. Call Anthony, 604-399-9336. p41 c


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Computer Engineer: Cedars Inn Mature, reliable, professional in Gibsons is looking to hire a aid/care giver. TOTAL loving inComputer Engineer to champion home care. Reasonable rates. our computer systems, where you Own vehicle. References avail. will assist the General Manager Call 604-885-7654. b41 in facilitating all security Octproto3, 2013 cols, protect data, and ensure St.Peat’s Landscaping: $20/hr. our network is optimized in sup- Blackberry and Green Waste, Report of hotel-wide operations, moval, Lawns, Weeding, Pruning, and any additional Information Misc. Yardwork. Call Alex at 604Technology-assisted efficiencies 741-1922. b40 and projects. Please forward your cover letter and resume to laudi- Cleaning Services – Booking now No phone for Oct.15th. Call 778-462-2235. b41 calls please. b40

2 bdrm, 2 bath dble-wide mobile on it’s own lot in a quiet neighbourhood. 5 appl, large deck, dble carport. $1100 p/m. NP/NS. Avail. Sept 1. Keep Mom & Dad close to the grandchildren. Great 3 bdrm, 2 ½ bath home, with a 1 bdrm groundlevel in-law suite. Dble garage, 6 appl, gas f/p, family rm – must be seen to appreciate. $1800 p/m. N/S, sm pet ok. Avail Oct 1.

Sechelt: Semi-furnished, bright and open garden level suite in SandyHook, 900 sq.ft. 1 lg bdrm, sm den, 1 full bath, kitchen/living space . Quiet neighbourhood, close to beach. Avail Nov 1. $800 p/mo, util incl. Call 778-879-2082. p40



Sechelt: Furnished two level home in SandyHook, 1 lg bdrm, sleeping areas in studio and loft, sm den, 2 full baths, lg wrap around deck, beautiful gardens, near beach. Avail Oct 15. $1200 p/mo, util not incl. Call 778-879-2082. p40


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4) CANDLES • Do you leave lit candles unattended? Yes No • within reach of children? Yes No • accessible to pets? Yes No • near drapes or other flammable objects? Yes No • in wood or plastic candle-holders? Yes No • in unstable candle-holders? Yes No

5) SMOKE DETECTOR • Do you ever remove the battery from your smoke detector to stop it from going off? Yes No • Has it been more than one year since you last checked the batteries in your smoke detector? Yes No

For each “yes”, add five points and calculate your score. If you scored above 20, let it be a reminder to be more careful. Review the questions to which you answered “yes” and try to correct the situation.


2) COOKING WITH OIL • Do you fry food in anything other than a deep fryer? Yes No • Do you keep a pot’s lid out of reach when cooking? Yes No • Do you set the stove to medium-high heat when heating cooking oil? Yes No • Do you salt food over the fryer? Yes No • Do you leave the kitchen when you’re cooking? Yes No • Do you wear long-sleeved or loose-fitting clothes when cooking? Yes No

3) OUTLETS AND EXTENSION CORDS • Do you leave one or more extension cords permanently plugged in? Yes No • Do you have electrical wiring passing under your carpet? Yes No • Do you sometimes overload your outlets? Yes No • Do you use an extension cord even though it seems damaged? Yes No

As an example, did you answer in the affirmative to the question “Do you sometimes overload your outlets?” If so, then go check your outlets; avoid plugging several electronic devices into the same wall outlet. Get a power bar instead — it’s much safer!


1) SMOKING • Do you smoke while lying on the couch or in bed? Yes No • Do you place your ashtray directly on your sofa or bed? Yes No • Do you throw out cigarette butts and ashes in the garbage without wetting them first? Yes No • Do you leave lit cigarettes unattended? Yes No

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sports & leisure Sunshine Coast on the

Curling now accessible for all ages With patient teaching by the GCC volunteers most of the participants were feeling confident and having fun by the end of the 10 week session Curling has changed a lot since the days of the wooden-handled straw broom (now replaced with fiberglass-handled synthetic-head sweepers) . Present day curlers do not lift the rock from the ice when they deliver it, which means no brute strength is required and, for curlers with balance problems, a stabilizing crutch can be used when delivering the rock. Additionally, the option to use a stick to deliver the rock means that it is no longer necessary to crouch down – great news for older curlers or for anyone with sore knees or an aching back. The stick delivery system has made curling an inclusive, lifelong sport. 
Last year when Gibsons Curling Club (GCC) advertised their Learn2Curl sessions, some of those who signed up worried that they might be too old, not fit enough, or just too busy to try curling. With patient teaching by the GCC volunteers most of the participants were feeling confident and having fun by the end

GCC member Larry Koopman instructs a new curler on rock delivery. Photo submitted of the 10 week session and this year, the Learn2Curl graduates will be entering the regular leagues. For those who are looking for a little more instruction in a relaxed environment,

the GCC will be offering a Learn2Curl/Fun League on Friday nights. All are invited to visit the club and throw a rock or two during our Open House and Registration

Week which started on Monday, September 30. Please visit the club’s website,, for more information. Submitted by Kate Barratt

Sports and Marine Listings Golf: Sechelt Golf & Country Club, 6177 Ripple Way, Sechelt 604-885-2700 Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club, 3206 Sunshine Coast Hwy. Roberts Creek 604-885-9212 Pender Harbour Golf Club, 13823 Sunshine Coast Hwy. Pender Harbour 604-883-9541 Langdale Heights RV Par 3 Golf Resort, 2170 Pt. Mellon Hwy, Gibsons 604-886-2182 Campsites: Roberts Creek Provincial Park, Roberts Creek, 1.4 km from Flume Beach. Porpoise Bay Provincial Park, Sechelt, Large sandy beach, grassy picnic area, adventure playground and forest trails. Smugglers Cove Provincial Park, Halfmoon Bay, This provincial park offers wilderness camping only, with pit toilets but no fresh water or other amenities. Homesite Creek Campsite, Halfmoon Bay, 9844 Sunshine Coast Hwy. Follow Homesite Creek Falls to get to campsite. $14/night. Outhouses only. Katherine Lake , Pender Harbour, Sandy beach, pretty hiking trails and washrooms with showers.

Klein Lake (Egmont), Rustic campground with outhouses but no running water or other amenities. Beaches: Hopkins Landing, At the end of Hopkins Road in Gibsons. Smith Cove Park, From the Langdale ferry terminal, turn right on Port Mellon Road, then right on Smith Road for this ocean beach. Soames Beach, Follow path through blackberries at bottom of Soames Road, Gibsons. Roberts Creek Beach, Bottom of Roberts Creek Road beside the Roberts Creek estuary. Flume Park, Bottom of Flume Road in Roberts Creek. Mason Road Beach, At the foot of Mason Road, about five minutes north of Sechelt on Hwy. 101. Trout Lake, Follow Hwy 101 north of Sechelt on your right 5km past Redrooffs Road turnoff. Coopers Green, Access from the west end of Redroofs Road in Halfmoon Bay. Katherine Lake, From Hwy 101 north of Madeira Park, turn left onto Garden Bay Road. Dan Bosch Regional Park, Ruby Lake, great for swimming and picnics. North on Hwy 101. Baker Beach, Follow Francis Peninsula Road to Warnoc, turn left onto Davis, then right on Baker.

U 15 Boys- Navy Vs Highlighters

U11 girls Storm vs Vancouver United

It was a very cold rainy day but a core 11 players on each team bravely played on. Team Navy’s Dylan Broeke was a standout, scoring twice - including a brilliant left-footed goal. Avery Gartshore played a

The U11 girls’ soccer team ‘Storm’ played against Vancouver United on Sunday, September 29. In keeping with their team name, the girls played through the wind and torrential rain of a real storm.

great defensive game and Liam Fulkerson shone as forward. They worked together really well as a duo. Quinn Girard doubled as goalie & forward and made a very nice goal during the last half.  Aiden

Beley really stepped up in defense & made some amazing transitions. Simran Deol had a great second half by making some awesome passes and nearly scoring. Great teamwork Navy!

With Pippa  Boothroyd’s strong presence in net the offensive line of Piper Goerzen,  Paige Clucas, Mya Yakasovich and Olivia Tulk kept the game at a fast  pace  with Leela Fernandes,  Royal  Lum-

ley, Clara Paschewych and Koenn Sauer feeding the ball through to the forwards.    The defensive line of  Mary Wood, Teagan Sweet, Faye Duffy and Ella Campbell were fast on their feet.

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