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n a masterful display of planning and a humbling show of support, emergency responders from across Canada gathered in Sechelt Sunday to honour the valour and the memories of their fallen colleagues, Beatrice Sorenson and Angie Nemeth. The two women perished during a training exercise at Skookumchuck Narrows on Sunday, June 3, when their vessel flipped, its automatic righting system failed to deploy, and they were trapped beneath it. Most of the almost 500 emergency responders attending from off-Coast

JuneHorseshoe 2, 2011 sailed from Services and RCMP in Issue Date: ____________________ Bay aboard the 11:20 fer- full dress uniforms formed Deadline for approval ry, escorted by police, fire an honour guard at the changes is as entrance to the Chateland SAR or vessels as well Monday by 3:00 the SAR’s Cormorant p.m. he- ech school gymnasium, as licopter. If we do not hear from you by thismore than 400 dignitarwe can assume all is correct. Astime, over 800 guests ar- ies, friends, and colleagues rived atPlease Chatelech Secondfiled past to their assigned let us know how we ary for the services and seating area. They were folcan serve you best. linedYour upbusiness to sign the meis important to us!lowed by the emergency morial books, regalia-clad responders in strict order members of the Sechelt by agency in an impressive First Nations offered up display of solidarity. Enlistsongs mourning the loss of ed RCM-SAR. More than Sorenson and Nemeth — 100 Coast Guard memtheir fellow paddlers. bers – a sea of white shirts. Members of the enlisted RCMP in red serge. BC Royal Canadian Marine Ambulance Service paraSearch and Rescue (RCM- medics. Police. Firefighters. SAR), BC Ambulance Ground SAR responders.

Chaplain Bruce Rushton led the service, offering condolences to the families and friends and encouraging all to share their memories to ease the pain of this unexpected loss. “Each day, when saying goodbye, we often don’t realize it may be our last goodbye,” he said. Canadian Coast Guard Deputy Commissioner Jody Thomas conveyed condolences from the Commissioner and the Minister and Deputy Minister of Defence. Thomas, along with Ron Kroeker from the National SAR Secretariat and RCM-SAR

station leader John Wiseman, paid tribute to these emergency responders who chose to sacrifice their personal time to train to save others’ lives. Thomas noted that, “Everyone in the marine community is greatly affected,” by the tragedy. “Speaking for those who go down to the sea in ships — we will remember and honour them.” Wiseman, as Station Leader for Sorenson and Nemeth’s unit, recalled the two women with fondness. Nemeth mentored See “Memorial” (Continued on page 17)

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Editorial Opinion

Restart the clocks


here is a poem, entitled Stop all the Clocks, by W. H. Auden. Following the beautiful memorial service for RCM-SAR volunteers Beatrice Sorenson and Angie Nemeth Sunday, June 17, I began to think about what one of the speakers voiced: that while their families will have to bear the terrible grief and pain at their loss, they will not have to bear it alone. They have us, the whole community of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue members, all of the members of the emergency services in BC and those of us who live right here, on the Sunshine Coast. With that thought in mind, I would like to rewrite (with apologies to Mr. Auden) a portion of his touching poem: Restart the clock, turn on the telephone, Reward the barking dog with a juicy bone; We’ve played the bagpipes, beat the little drum And shared the grief of the mourners come. And the Cormorant circled loudly overhead Scribbling the sky with the message: We honour our dead. We wore black bows upon our breasts to weep, And the RCM-SAR laid two of their own to eternal sleep. Their sacrifice will be remembered always. Yet, where there was tragedy, there is also triumph. Two other RCM-SAR volunteers were saved from the waters of the Skookumchuk that day. They will also need our understanding and support as they search for answers. But the sun does rise, the wind blows, and while we stopped to pay our respects to the families of these two valuable members of our community, life relentlessly goes on. School will be out at the end of the month, the Coast Legions are madly preparing for Legion Week, organizations are putting the finishing touches on their plans for music in the parks, duck plucks and season-end performances. Families are planning summer vacations… the list of activities swells with each passing day. We have shared much on the Coast this year; an economy that has plummeted us into fears for our security, strike actions against tightened government purse strings, businesses closing. The weather, overcast and gloomy has not helped raise our spirits much, but we are West Coasters and a little rain and cool weather comes with the package. We are survivors, like the sailors who landed on these wild, rocky shores so many decades ago, and we will endure. Yet, there are glimmers of hope every day: new businesses opening, an increase in minimum wage, a lowering of property prices, new families moving to the Coast. The sun does come out, flowers and shrubs fill the Coast with colour, birds sing and puppies play. For every negative sign, there is a positive one to trump it, if only we choose to look.

Letters to the Editor Build pipelines now! Central North America (Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Dakotas) is awash with new oil reserves. The growth is so rapid that there is a shortage of pipeline capacity to transport the oil to refining facilities. This region is referred to by some as ‘Saudi America’. For Canada, which exports more than 2 million barrels of oil per day to the USA, the excess supply imposes a discount of about 20 per cent from the price Canadian oil would receive in Europe or Asia. Consequently, Canada is getting short changed on its oil exports at the rate of

approximately $32 million per day! This is a good reason to build pipelines to the West Coast to sell oil in Asia. A greater reason is the Canadian economy is vitally dependent on the export of commodities like wood, oil, gas, coal, sulphur, metals, grain, electricity and fertilizer. A recent Globe report indicated that building the Gateway Pipeline to Kitimat and the Keystone XL to Houston would produce GDP benefits to Canada of $3,317,349,000,000, generating $400 billion of federal taxes over 25 years. This would be an irreplace-

Letters to the Editor – Opinions able force to sustain jobs, pensions, heath care and education. Peak oil has been postponed; we must take advantage of this opportunity to increase Canadian wealth. Environmental risks are everywhere. No greater environmental impact has ever been visited on Canada than the building of the transcontinental railway. As a result, the buffalo no longer roam, however Canada spans Atlantic to Pacific and the prairies have become a world-class breadbasket. The risks of transporting oil are ever present and must be mitigated. Pipeline opponents promulgate fear of every possible species, including climate change, spills, aboriginal entitlements and economic ‘Dutch Disease’. Politicians dine on this stuff relentlessly. The fear of climate change pervades world cultures except in places where economic struggle is so overwhelming that climate change thoughts are unknown. Ask a Greek or North Korean if they would trade a climate that is a few degrees warmer and a sea level a few centimeters higher in a century’s time, for a thriving economy now. Albert Reeve, Gibsons

Re: The OCP is not carved in stone Sandy Lesson says the opposition is at it again. What opposition? I don’t belong

to any opposition group. I sent my letter to the editor of The Local as a personal opinion. Now as to the matter of change: I do not know what change has to do with the topic of my letter. I didn’t know that if I was opposed to an opinion that I was against change. Ms. Lesson, here is a lesson for you on change: change can be good or it can be bad; regardless, you have to understand that change is the only changeless thing. You claim to know there is a great portion of the residents out there who have expressed their support for the current Stockwell rezoning application. Then you ask that the decision to rezone or not to rezone be left to the elected officials. My first question is who are the ‘great portion’ of residents out there who support the Stockwell rezoning?  Do you have the numbers? Do they include the many family and retired senior residents who will be directly affected daily by all the commercial activity that a neighbouring cement factory will produce over the years of its operation? My next point: You ask that we leave the decision of placing a cement factory adjacent to a residential community in the hands of the elected officials. I don’t think you will get too many citizens in the Sechelt com-

munity who will go along with you on this idea. Just consider the friction created over the past years because the Sechelt Council has often appeared to be not listening to the voices of its citizens, the ones they were elected to represent. Lastly, to use your own words, you said, “I would hope the opportunity would be available to myself and others in the future, should we need it, to change things that would be necessary to change our community.” For your sake, I hope your wishes come true, but please, don’t ask those who disagree with you to stay out of the discussion. They have as much right to express their opinion publicly as you have to express yours. J. Patterson, Gibsons

Communication vital to changes Dear Mr. Weston, I read your piece in The Local paper with interest. The sweeping changes included in this budget cannot be trivialized and if, as you say, your colleagues and your “team” are going to be, for example, diligent in providing the best environmental stewardship on fisheries and environmental concerns, then you should not have objected to the scrutiny and study of these very important issues and made sure proper consultation has

taken place. All MPs understand the ramifications of the legislation and that the public must be informed. Four former fisheries ministers, including two former Conservative Fisheries ministers, and over 600 scientists have expressed grave concerns about the changes to the Fisheries Act. Don’t you think that openness and discourse would alleviate those concerns? How do you expect people to support your ideas if you don’t explain them properly? (i.e. “ram” them through). According to reports from the Canadian Coast Guard in Vancouver and Coast Guard Auxiliary, there was no consultation with either group before the decisions were made to close the Kitsilano Station. According to CBC’s Evan Solomon, five provincial premiers, in those provinces most affected, have indicated there was no consultation with them regarding the changes to Employment Insurance. To bulldoze through with such potentially ‘nationchanging’ legislation without input from voters or voter representatives is what we might expect in a dictatorship. A majority does not entitle the Conservatives to ignore the democratic process of our country. You have only 39 per cent support from those who voted (Letters continued on page 6)

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Letters to the Editor – Opinions (Continued from page 5) (24 per cent of eligible voters). If you want Canadian voters to support Conservative policies, let us know what’s going on. Let the democratic process proceed. Give all MPs the time to do what they were elected to do. And that includes you, too, Mr. Weston. Bette Chadwick, Sechelt

Bill C-38 sets us back decades In response to the many protests of the wide-ranging omnibus budget bill, C-38, John Weston says that many conservationists support the federal ‘streamlining’ of the environmental process. First I would like to challenge him to name one conserva-

tionist anywhere who supports the bill and secondly, the answer to the first is none, because the extreme cuts to environmental legislation (more than 70 pieces of legislation), sets back protection to Canada’s environment by decades. Taking a page from the radical right-wing politics of our neighbours to the south, the Harper Conservatives believe that if you say something often enough, people will believe it. Not here in Canada, obviously. We are witnessing an unprecedented erosion of democracy and utter lack of transparency and due process in this country. This is leading to an increasing desire on the part of Canadians to discuss who we are and where we are going. Do we carry on

the Harper road of subsidizing and developing fossil fuels and infrastructure to get our resources into foreign hands as fast as possible, or do we plan to steward our resources while encouraging sustainable practices and alternate energy and begin lessening human impact on climate? The appetite for such a conversation is evidenced by the overflow crowd at the Seaside Centre in Sechelt last Thursday to hear from LeadNow facilitators, Jamie Biggar and Julia Pope. They inspire us to see what a group of people with a broad and just vision can accomplish. It gives me hope. Gayle Neilson, Gibsons

Can the existing terminals manage with only minor modifications? I don’t know. What about the large groups that travel to and from camps, how can they be managed? Separate boarding passes maybe. Who pays for all of this? The taxpayer, of course. Whether it’s the fares, the Ferry Corporation, or government subsidies, it all ends with the taxpayer, of course. All just another point of view, but worth thinking about. Bernard McGrath, Gibsons

Re: Target Marine

Please find attached copies of some of recent my letters to the District of Sechelt Passenger ferry Mayor and Council, Incomplications? terim CAO, R. Beauchamp In your last edition there and Director of Developappeared to be promises of a ment Services, Ray Parfitt, TRAIL BAY DOCTORS continuing battle about pas- and the letter from Trevor From August 1 2012, Dr. Nic Sparrow will close his senger only ferries. Ken and Hamelin to the DOS re: general practice on the Coast to pursue a career in Kenan are both McKenzies Target Marine. I seems the DOS is chargEmergency Medicine and Pre-Hospital Care. but unrelated. Alas it is not Patients registered with him will need to find a new to be. When I spoke to Ke- ing ahead again to permit family physician or attend walk-in clinics. nan yesterday, he agreed Target Marine Hatcheries with Ken that, at this time, Ltd. to add industrial (byDr. Sparrow would like to thank his patients for their a passenger only ferry from law definition) fish prokindness and support. Gibsons to downtown Van- cessing on the Gray Creek couver makes no sense. “But alluvial fan/flood plain. I what about a passenger-only assume this may be the beferry between Langdale 1007 and ginning of letters to the EdiBob Michor Horseshoe Bay?” he said tors, both pro and con. There has been a lot of to me. “There are existing When You’re ready, facilities, and the ferry cor- frustration with Planner poration is already talking Ray Parfitt’s interpretation I would Love to sell your home. about it.” (See his column of the OCP and therefore in The Local, June 14). Alas his interpretation to the Mayor and Council. Local no Glencoe massacre. During my army offi- residents have tried to clarify cer training in World War the meaning of the language Feb. TEWTS 16, 2012 for everyone. Recently, I purII, we were given (Technical Exercise With- chased from the DOS mapout Troops). I’ll use one ping department, a very clear with regard to the passen- Google map. It was more reger ferry discussions. Let’s cent than I could have hoped start with the present ferry for. This map has the DOS winter schedule. Langdale Development Permit Area to Horseshoe Bay, 6:20 am, 2 - Watercourse Habit and 8:20 am, 10:20 am, 12:20 Watercourse Hazard, along am, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 6:30 with the 5 metre contour Dr. Nick Sparrow 1024 pm, 8:25 pm, 9:15 pm. lines. It clearly shows all of Foot passengers join their Target’s structures, includcar and truck driver friends ing the one started under on the Queen of Surrey. At building permit #5357 for 7:20 am, 9:20 am, 11:20 an “equipment and am etc., those without cars age building”. It is this new June 14, 2012 or trucks board the ‘Little building that has been rePrincess Surrey’ foot ferry. ferred to in previous planning reports as a sturgeon Last ferry 5:30 pm. Horseshoe Bay to Lang- processing plant. Apparently Call today for your FREE Market Evaluation dale 7:20 am, 9:20 am etc., a picture is worth a thousand Queen of Surrey. Horseshoe words, but this council and Bay to Langdale 8:20 am, this planner seem blind on 10:20 am etc., ‘Little Princess this issue for Target Marine. Top 20 Realty It has always been the loSurrey’. (Last ferry 6:30 pm.)




cation of the proposed processing plant at issue. Target has processed the male sturgeon meat for many years. The female sturgeon for “caviar” (sold as Northern Divine) has also been processed approximately 50km away. According to various newspaper articles, Target’s caviar has won awards for quality. This type of grow out usage has technically not been allowed under the current zoning. It seems obvious to most of us here that a little ‘journey’ does not affect the quality of the caviar, so why does Target and council insist it needs to be on site instead of a few miles away? The DOS now has a letter from the Ministry of Environment, dated April 16, 2012. MOE has notified the DOS that Target Marine must have an approval from this ministry for a waste discharge permit (for a septic field) before proceeding with any processing on their site. The proposed location of this septic field has been identified by Target staff as being in an area zoned Residential, not Marine 3, Hatchery.  Why the DOS charge ahead, ignoring this Provincial government requirement? At what cost? Lynne Forrest , Sechelt The Local received a copy of this letter to Gibsons Council

Re: Preserving Gospel Rock There have been many tumultuous years since the late ’70s when Fred Child became the owner of Block 3, 6 and 7, the Gospel Rock waterfront, slope and plateau. The foresight of many saw the strategic location and history, especially of Block 7 as a unique place that should be preserved naturally and for all. Hence the original “Friends of Gospel Rock” was formed and the rest is history. Block 7 is ecologically sensitive, rare and majestic, and definitely cries out for preservation for wildlife and for the enjoyment of all people. Over the years, the position of the Town of Gibsons’ elected officials has always been not to support a land reserve but to blast ahead with development.


Few councillors in all these year has had any regard for the real value of Blk. 7 in its natural beauty. In its very close proximity to the Lower Mainland lies a raw, natural Coast and plateau with semi-rare flora and fauna. The Rock is rich in native and seafaring history. The shore is dramatic and steep, home to otters, seals, sea lions and seabirds. The view is now 360 degrees, thanks to one owner who logged everything except the Arbutus trees and that is how the name “Little Africa” came about. That owner had also drilled holes in the rock into which to set dynamite. Quick work by locals halted that disastrous plan. The value of Blk. 7 being a natural land reserve has been compared by many local citizens to the value of Stanley Park. Presently, the Town of Gibsons has joined Blk. 7 with ten other properties and called it Gospel Rock Neighbourhood. Of those 11 owners, there are three who wish to develop. Most of the owners want to be left in peace to enjoy the rural beauty of their property. Why has the focus of Gibsons never been to support this vision for a reserve and the wishes of its many citizens in Gibsons and Elphinstone? I propose that now is the time for a huge push to keep the place “green”. All levels should join together and acquire the funds needed to get Blk. 7 back from land investors and developers. The other two parcels that have owners wanting to develop now can do so under the existing laws in as an environmentally responsible manner as possible. Please consider what will be the best for all in making your decision to keep Gospel Rock a natural preserve. Nancy Gaudry, Gibsons Letters to the Editor are welcome on any topic of local or general interest. Opinions expressed are those of the writers; publication does not imply endorsement by the newspaper. Letters are preferred by e-mail, however type-written or legibly handwritten are acceptable. Generally letters should not exceed more than 300 words. Letters will be edited in the interests of style, clarity, legality, brevity and taste, as necessary. The Local reserves the right to refuse publication of any submission. All letters must be signed and include place of residence and telephone number; names may be withheld from publication for valid reason by approval of the editor. E-mail letters to, or drop off at 5758 Cowrie Street, Sechelt, or mail to PO Box 494, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0. Deadline is Friday at 5:00pm.



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nce upon a time the friends of the Sechelt Public Library had blowout book sales. Alas, as the friends got older, the boxes of books got heavier and storage space for book donations vanished. Now the Friends are starting the book sales once again in a different format. Instead of one blowout sale per year, a series of Book Faires will be held throughout the summer every second Saturday from 10 am until 2 pm to coincide with the Sechelt Farmers Market held outside on Cowrie Street. The Book Faires begin Saturday, July 7 and continue July 21, August 4, August 18 and September 1st. In addition to the usual offerings (books, music, movies, etc.) there will be tickets available for

the Friends’ yearly raffle for great prizes like food baskets and rounds of golf. Money raised by the Friends is used to help the Chief Librarian run programs and buy specialized equipment for the library in addition to what can be supported by the annual operating budget. To make the Book Faires a success, the Friends need recent, well cared-for books for adults and children. We need the same kind of

books that you are looking to buy: fiction and nonfiction books, CDs, DVDs that are interesting, in good condition and would appeal to you and your friends and neighbours. Please bring your donations to the box marked ‘Donations’ in the foyer of the library near the elevator. If you have a large number of items to donate please contact us in advance. We would be overjoyed if someone could provide long-term storage for books or if you would otherwise like to help us out. To volunteer at the Book Faires or to become a Friend of the library, please contact Sandra Friedman at 604-885-5998 or email Meet you at the library Book Faires! Bring your book bags and shop till you drop!


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Choosing the right colour for your rooms 1. Warm colours — orange and yellow hues, for example — raise the perceived temperature of a room. For that reason, they’re best used in rooms that face north. Because they inspire activity, avoid them in rooms meant for relaxation, like the bedroom. 2. Bright colours — that is, vibrant shades of green and blue, yellow, and orange — provide an expansive feeling. These are

friendly, happy colours that encourage communication and are therefore especially welcome in the dining area and kitchen. 3. Dark colours, such as red, purple, blue, and dark shades of green, can have a constricting and gloomy effect. But when applied in the right place or as accent elements, they can help convey comfort and security. 4. Cold colours, such as icy blues and green, have

a calming effect. They are especially well suited for bedrooms; they help you to go to bed relaxed in the evening and wake up refreshed the next morning. (Studies have shown that food served on green plates is less appetizing and great for dieters!) 5. Navy blue inhibits people’s willingness to communicate; do not use it in living and dining areas. 6. Red raises the energy level of a room, but it may

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Carpet roses are easy to grow. ful flowerbeds? You could implement ground cover plants that would cut down on weed development, thus saving you time on weeding. You could also use wood chips, bark or colored stones to fill in the exposed areas to cut down on weed production. With all the new tall grasses that are on the market today, you could also choose several of them to add to your landscaping. If you would like to have a lot of flowers growing in your yard, you might want to consider perennials. They come back every year so would save you from having to go out and buy new flowers every spring. Some plants you may want to incorporate in your landscaping project could require daily tending too, but there are steps you can take to save time. You could purchase a watering system that would free you from that chore on a daily

basis. You can also decorate used soda or water bottles and use them for watering your plants, they’re perfect! Punch holes in the bottoms of the bottles so the water can exit at a slow drip. Set them next to ground plants or, if you have a lot of planted containers, you would set them in the container. By utilizing this type of watering system you would only have to check the bottles to see if they are low on water. This type of watering system is extremely cost effective if finances are a concern of yours. There are so many tips and short cuts on low maintenance landscape ideas that our local garden centres and landscapers would be happy to provide. They come up with new and creative ideas each season! The best thing about low-maintenance landscaping is that it gives you plenty of time to enjoy it.

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ity occurs. Plants generally concentrate their roots in and obtain most of their nutrients from this layer. The actual depth of the topsoil layer can be measured as the depth from the surface to the first densely packed soil layer known as subsoil.

Without regular addition of compost or fertilizer to your garden or flowerbeds the soil may become drained of the nutrients necessary to help your flowers, vegetables or plants grow. You may want to consider a quick fix – replacing or adding new topsoil to get your garden growing! But how much will you need to buy? Here’s a good way to estimate how much topsoil to order: One yard contains 27 cubic feet, or enough material to cover 100 square feet 3 inches deep. Getting back to basic math, this is how to calculate the area of your garden: Rectangle: Area = length x width. Circle: Area = 3.1416 x the square of the radius. Triangle: Area = 1/2 x length of base x height. You can use your calculator or a sharp pencil, or you can call one of our local soil specialists who will be happy to help you determine what quantity and type of soil you need to order. With the addition of fresh, moist topsoil, your gardens will flourish once again and your green thumb will positively glow!




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Step One: Preparation: Allow plenty of time Hint: Professional advice is your most valuable tool for any project. Your paint professional will be able to advise you on what kind of paint to use for your specific job. If your cabinets are wood or laminate and have a flat finish, they may be easier to refinish than cabinets with a glossy finish. In order to get the paint to stick, it is best to start with a surface that is sanded smooth. If your doors are laminate, talk to a paint specialist about techniques and paints. Remove all the hardware and put all screws and parts into one box or bag. You don’t have to take off all the old paint on your cabinet doors, but you do need to sand the cabinets so that paint and primer will stick to the surface. Use various types and grades of sandpaper, from coarse to fine, to rough up the surface. You’ll want to have several tack cloths on hand before painting kitchen cabinets. A tack cloth has a sticky surface and is great for getting rid of any remaining dust. Dust will get into the paint, leaving bumps on the painted doors. If your doors have a lot of wax or grease buildup, wash them before sanding. Wait for the cabinet doors to dry completely before sanding them. Prime all cabinet doors before painting. Be sure you get the right primer for the paint you’re using. If you’re painting kitchen cabinets with a latex or oil

Give your old kitchen cabinets a new make-over. paint, you have to use the proper primer. If in doubt, ask your paint store specialist or a hardware store professional. Use the right tape to keep paint from getting on walls. Use a standard painter’s tape, the kind that’s guaranteed to leave a smooth, even line and keep paint from going onto areas it shouldn’t. The easiest way to prep your kitchen is to cover anything you don’t want painted, from countertops to floors. Tape off the vent over your stove as well. (If paint can drip on anything besides your kitchen cabinets, it will!) Step Two: Decide what paint to use and whether you want latex or oil paint in a flat, medium or high gloss finish. Oil paint tends to last longer but takes longer to dry. Some people don’t like the smell and it doesn’t clean up with soap and water, whereas latex paint does. No matter what paint you select, choose the highest quality you can afford. Step Three: Buy the right brushes; get both large brushes for big areas and small or ‘trim’ brushes for tighter spots, where kitchen cabinets meet the ceiling. If you can use a regular brush and cut in or trim ceilings and edges of

cabinet tops (places where cabinets meet ceilings), you might not need a trim brush. Start painting from the inside out, doing the interiors of the cabinets first. Including the primer, it may take three coats of paint to get a smooth and deep finish. The major advantage of painting the inside cabinets first is that you can perfect your technique in an area that is less visible than the cabinet exterior. Work slowly and carefully. Don’t rush it and make sure you use paint that has been mixed in a special machine or use paint that you’ve stirred at home with a paint stirrer. When taking a break, it helps to wrap your brush in plastic wrap so it doesn’t dry out. Wipe any drips immediately or they may be harder to remove later. Always use an up and down motion and even brush strokes. Go with the direction of the grain. Final step: Allow plenty of time for the paint to dry between coats and before replacing hardware and cabinet doors. You’ll find a great selection of new hardware at most building supply centres that will help you transform the entire look of your newly painted kitchen!

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Home & Garden Summer 2012

Tips on building a backyard deck #1: Buy pressure lumber Tiptreated

Do not buy regular 2x4s because you’ll end up with a deck that will rot in less than 5 years and it will become uneven within weeks. You might also opt to invest in a higher quality wood like cedar to build your deck. Pressure treated lumber is no longer made with arsenic so it’s safe and durable. While it is cheaper to buy non-pressure treated wood, it won’t be cheaper for you in the long run.

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as ten feet long, but check for precision in length – measure twice, cut once!

Tip #4: Use only what you need

When building a deck, you’ll find that you typically buy a little extra to make sure you have enough. As you work, only use what you need. Keep unused pieces of lumber or spindles away from your table saw so that you don’t inadvertently grab one. By cutting the spindles for your deck as you need them, you may be able to return some of them when you’re finished.

Some building codes require stainless steel or a specific type of galvanized screw if you are using pressure treated wood. Certain types of metals can corrode the wood and cause joints to weaken. It definitely pays to check with the building supply store to educate yourself about which type to use before you buy.

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Measure the lumber at the store before you bring it home. Ten-foot long 2 x 6 boards for the deck joists and frame may be marked

Tip #6: Get help


Design something that is within your skill level. If you are unsure about your deck building abilities, you should opt for a simple platform with a basic set of stairs. If you have a vision of building a grand set of stairs that meet in the middle and required cuts of 45-degree angles, you may be tested beyond your skill set. Building a deck requires a lot of fastening and screwing. This is where you should invite help screwing in deck

boards and spindles. Ask friends or family to donate their time and treat them to lunch or dinner. It will be worth it to have them there. Remember that each deck board has to be screwed into each joist twice in at least 8 places on a basic 10 x 12 deck. Multiply that by 26 deck boards and you get the point! This leads us to tip #7.

Tip #7: Have several drills on hand

Not only do you need lots of help but you will need lots of drills as well. If everyone has his or her own drill (with appropriate bits) the job will go much faster. When building your deck you may find that the wood is a bit soft if it hasn’t been kiln dried. It is easier on the wood to use cordless drills versus electric. Electric drills are very powerful and may split the wood.

Tip #8: Check with local codes

Do you need a building permit to build a deck in your area? Many places require this. You should check your local community’s building codes to find out what you need. It may be

Choose a deck design that will suit your skill level. costly for you if you don’t!

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deck boards try to remember the phrase ‘bark side up’. Each board should be oriented so that the end grain growth rings curve upward. This will prevent cupping and checking and will also allow water to drain off of

Now that you have done all this work to build a deck, you should protect it. This is the key thing in preventing wood rot. There are several ways to protect it: it’s recommended that you finish your deck with

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PERSONALS Alanon/Alateen for friends and families of alcoholics. Meetings Monday-Friday, 604-886-4594, 604-885-0101, 604-886-9059, 604-883-2882. btfn Too much Easter chocolate? Join TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). Small groups in Sechelt, Wednesdays 6:30pm, Sechelt Health Unit, 5571 Inlet Ave. 604-740-5845 or 604-885-4666. Gibsons, Thursdays 6:30pm, Frank West Hall. 604-8868578 or 604-886-1717. b28


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(nee Thorold) February 27, 1925 to June 7, 2012 Katie Brown passed away in Sechelt after a stoic battle with ovarian cancer. Born in Edmonton, AB in 1925, she moved to the West Coast where she met and married Ernest Brown in 1946 and raised four boys; Martin, Greg, Dave and Terry. Katie moved to Sechelt in Farmer's 1025 1990Sechelt and was active over the yearsMarket in St. Mary’s Auxiliary Thrift Store, Scarlet Runners Red Hats, seniors craft group, and carpet bowling. Pre-deceased by her brother Cliff Thorold, husband Ern Brown, son Martin Brown, daughter-in-law Linda Brown and sisters-in-law Jeska Thorold and Amy Thorold. Loved by sons Greg (Maria, Kim), Peace River, AB; Dave (Alex, Derek), Sechelt; Terry (Pattie, Christopher, Jennifer, Andrew), Qualicum Beach; daughter-in-law Susan Jackson (David and Dominique; Stephanie, Shelena), Sechelt; brother, Alf Thorold, Comox; nieces and nephews; and June many dear 21, friends. 2012 The family is grateful to Dr. Bruce Robinson, Dr. Sara Wadge, ambulatory nurses at St. Mary’s Hospital, Carol Green of Sunshine Coast Hospice and Hospice nurses at Shorncliffe. Donations may be made to Sunshine Coast Hospice Society, Box 902, Sechelt, V0N 3A0. A celebration of life will be held at Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre Friday June 22 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. SDBA Night Class 1025 may beMarket posted at: q Condolences r



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WORK WANTED - GENERAL Carpenter/helper avail. Many yrs exp. $15/hr. Call 604-885-3885. b26 Drywall Finishing since 1992. Dustless and occupied spaces. Commercial & Residential. Renovations and new construction. WCB. References. No job too small. Derek Thomas 604-9893401. bom23 Property Clean Up, Power Washing and Dump Runs. 604-9899663 ftfn

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WATERFRONT SUMMER BEACH HOUSE avail now through end of September. 2 bdrm, 1 full bath, lrg sundeck, cable/internet, wood stove. Suits up to 4 mature people. N/S, no partiers. Refs req’d. $2250/mo. short term. Book for 2 months, $2,025/ mo. Stay for the summer, $1725/mo. (through September). One month minimum stay. Prefer guests for full season. Call 604-885-4757. Email for photos. b26


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Sechelt: One bdrm apts, newly Kittens, 8 wks, trained, ready to go! renovated. If we do notf26 hear from you by thisAvail immed. $725Call evenings, 604-885-6128. N/S, N/P. Call Key time, we can assume$850/mo, all is correct. Wanted: Free acrylic knitting Property Management at 604886-6618 for viewing or visit yarn, any color, any amount. Please let St. us know how we Hilda’s members knit blankets can serve you best. b25 and give where there is a needis important to us! Your business – a dozen so far! Yarn donations can be dropped off at Sew Easy in Trail Bay Mall, Sechelt. 604-8853312. f26

Happy Cat Haven Yard Sales are back! Every Saturday (weather permitting). Found: A ring in the Gibsons EleSpring hrs 11:00am – 3:00pm. Plants, mentary School parking lot, June 11. furniture, collectibles and much Call 604-886-2621 to describe. f25 more. SC Self Storage at 1161 Hwy 101, Gibsons.Dyslexiadoor ptfn 1014 Found: A tiny phone or camera memory card on the sidewalk on Wharf Ave, Sechelt. Phone: 604GARDENING 885-3134. f26 ECHO gas weed-eater, straight shaft. Found: Womens reading glasses, $100. 21” gas, self-propelled lawnJune 17 at The Grasshopper Pub mower. $100. 604-886-1242 p25 parking lot. Call 778-487-2007 to claim. f26

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Gibsons: Gibsons Marina, seafront. 1 bdrm garden suite w/paJune 30, 2011 Issue Date: ____________________ Flowering Perennials from my tio. All appls, F/P, fully furn, dishes to linen, storage – just move in! Deadline for approval garden, for your garden. I’ve got July 1, $750/mo. utils incl. Call lots for you to plant. Dividing or changes is 604-740-2998. p26 now - Call 604-886-3634. f26

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• You will be responsible for feeding of fish stock • Basic operation and maintenance of automatic feeders and other farm equipment • You will be willing to learn the concepts of fish growth and stock management • Understand and adhere to SOP’s and WCB regulations, and lockout procedures Applicants with an Aquaculture Certificate from an accredited program and/or three years related or general work experience are most desirable. Valid certificates for First Aid 1, WHMIS, forklift operator, boat operator, Med A3 and computer proficiency will be a definite advantage. If you are a responsible, resilient and dependable team player who enjoys working in the outdoors, have good communication and problem solving skills, this may be the opportunity you are looking for. This will be a temporary position of approximately 4 months duration. Closing date: July 7, 2012 Submit resumes to: Human Resources 106-1180 Ironwood Street Campbell River, BC V9W 5P7 Canada Fax: 250-286-1883 Email:


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Centre is having a Fundraiser Bake & Book Sale in Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons. •10:00am-5:00pm. St. John’s United Artists are holding their Summer Art Show. St. John’s United Church, 5085 Davis Bay Rd. •10:30am-3:30pm. 11th Annual Children’s Festival & Duck Pluck. Entry by donation. Dougall Park, The Landing, Gibsons. 604-885-5881. •1:30pm-3:30pm. Strawberry Tea Plus! at St. Hilda’s Church, Sechelt. •7:00pm. Talk on Egypt with Roberta Mauel. Limited seating - by donation. Gibsons Public Art Gallery. •9:00pm. The REUNION Concert with 3 of House Music Masters at Roberts Creek Hall. Fundraiser for Up in the Air Theatre. For more info join Facebook: Westcoast Multimedia Services Group.

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Memorial (Continued from page 1) Sorenson, a recent recruit, and the two shared a love of laughter, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, and the sea. “They had a passion for being on the water,” he said, noting that both joyfully devoted countless hours to training. Sorenson’s strong intellectual energy “exhausted her training officer,” Wiseman said. He recalled Nemeth’s drive to achieve her dream of being a coxswain, and her great, booming laugh. “In the end,” he said, “it’s not the years in your life – it’s the life in your years.” Members of the family offered intimate and moving tributes, but requested that their comments not be recorded or reported. Following the bugler’s sounding of Last Post and Reveille, and the piper’s Amazing Grace, RCMSAR President Randy Strandt presented the Sorenson and Nemeth families with Canadian flags, and a memorial plaque to the station. The first responders and guests exited to form a reverse double receiving line, standing in solemn solidarity as the families walked past.

RCM-SAR Memorial Service fills Chatelech Over 100 members of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue from across Canada joined other first responders, community leaders, family, friends, and colleagues – almost 1,000 in all – at the memorial service to honour the memory of RCM-SAR volunteers Beatrice Sorenson and Angie Nemeth on Sunday at Chatelech Secondary on Sunday. An estimated 400 ‘first responders’ – members of Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, paramedics, firefighters, police and naval cadets formed an honour guard at the services. PHOTOS HEATHER JEAL

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including folks on the North Sunshine Coast who rely on Route Three for passage to and from Vancouver, as well as those folks from the South Sunshine Coast.” The thing to keep in mind, Rob says, is that “BC Ferries is dealing with a rigid contract that specifies the minimum service on the big boat, so we need to deal with the province. Also, a ‘better link’ is very much in the eye of the beholder. For example, the ‘better link’ for commuters from the South Coast may not be viewed as better by the folks on the North Coast, or for that matter, folks on the South Coast who are not commuters. In the end it’s about affordability. Putting in more service (e.g. passenger only) that has a net cost, has to be paid for by somebody, either the province (general taxpayers), local governments, general fare increases, or reduced Oak Tree service elsewhere. TheMarket1025 point is it is all about trade-offs.” BC Ferries Corporation provides a service contract to the Province of BC and all changes must start with the Province unless we as a community wish to offset the costs and enter into a conJune 21,to2012 tract with BC Ferries provide the service. Who would benefit from the Sunshine Coast being more accessible to the Lower Mainland with improved service and perhaps later sailings? Sports teams, residents going in to catch a sporting event or a show, homeowners would experience a more stable housing market, builders and their employees, realtors, schools, business people, tourism groups, and commuters. In short, with a better a better link, all residents will benefit either directly or indirectly. The province says it is listening, BC Ferries is listening, so now is the time to pick up a pen and express your views.

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Happy trails this summer! Crew, Logan Peat and Evan Young (the Intern) are busy working as professional riders and builders in the Mountain Bike Industry and have chosen the Sunshine Coast as their home base. They are part of an emerging group of young adults who are successfully forging their way into the mountain bike industry. Check out their latest online episode of “Live Behind Bars: Ultimate freeride MTB house” on the Pinkbike website at news/Life-Behind-Bars-Episode-1-2012.html Those who come to the Sunshine Coast campus in Sechelt know how friendly

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ummer is officially here today. This is the peak season on the Sunshine Coast for getting outside. For most of us our recreational activities are scheduled around our daily commitments. For others, it is a passion they have pursued into their educational and career goals. For three of our graduates from the Mountain Bike Operations program, the line between play and work is hard to define. Kyle Norbraten from the Coastal

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and helpful our front desk staff is. Whether it is booking career planning appointments, helping with applications or pointing you in the right direction towards your classroom, they get to know you on a first name basis. Many of you will have met Becky Wayte, a longtime front desk staff and faculty member. What you might not know is that Becky has taken her passion for exploring the trails of the Sunshine Coast and created a website to share her knowledge with all of us. On her website Sunshine

Coast Trails (, Becky has posted an incredible number of biking, hiking and walking trails and even more impressive, she has either biked or hiked every one of them herself (along with her faithful four-footed companions, Nick and Honey). Her goal is to hike, bike and map out every trail between Earl’s Cove and Port Mellon! Her website is a great resource for anyone who wants to get out on our wonderful network of trails. Happy Trails this summer and see you back on the campus in September!

Host Families Needed • For summer program, Japanese students, 2 week daily program at Elphinstone Secondary, July 27 to Aug. 11, 2012 • For year-round academic program, German students in Sechelt and Gibsons, Sept 2012 to June 2013.


he Home and Cottage Show, held Saturday, June 9, featured some terrific draws. The organizing committee created a Grand Prize from this year’s theme of energy efficiency: Inspired by Sunshine. Seventeen members of the CCBA came together and created

a Backyard Makeover that was valued at over $9000. The winner was Duane Perrett, owner of Sechelt Signs & Trophy. Our second prizewinner for the one night and dinner for two at West Coast Wilderness Lodge in Egmont was won by Joshua Boyd.



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