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aniel Sikorskyi rolled back into Sechelt on his Harley Davidson after completing an amazing ride across the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline (NGP) route with friend, Paul Fletcher. Simultaneously, the BC government has also just concluded its cross-examination at the Edmonton Northern Gateway Pipeline (NGP) joint review panel. A key point to these meetings Sept.offi 20,cials 2012 was that the NGP stated that insurance

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Using data from Enbridge’s own reports, the Polaris Institute calculated that 804 spills occurred on Enbridge pipelines between 1999 and 2010. These spills released approximately 168,645 barrels of crude oil into the environment. Daniel said that the goal for his trip was to “meet the people along the way, find out what they thought, and tell their stories”. On his ride, See “Riding the pipes” continued on page 5

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he regional campus of Capilano University in Sechelt has been bustling since the hotSept days20, of August 2012 in preparation for the fall term. It is great to now have all our programs up and running with the arrival of both new and returning students, staff and faculty. We have new cohorts for the Mountain Bike Operations, Professional Scuba Dive Instructor and Health Care Assistant programs. Capilano University offers a range of courses this term from Leadership in Teams in the Business Administration department to Health and Human Nutrition in the Human Kinetics department. These courses can be applied towards a variety of

Professional Certificate in Business Administration, an Associate of Arts Degree or an Early Childhood and Care Diploma. They can also transfer to other universities and be used as credit towards a full degree program. Many of our students are enrolled in our preparatory programs including Adult Basic Education and the English Language Settlement Assistance program. These programs will help you achieve your goals whether it is to earn your Grade 12 equivalency, improve your English language skills, or upgrade your skillset in preparation for postsecondary education or employment. They are also open for continuous intake, so there is still time to register for preparatory courses for the fall term. As a student of Capilano University, you have access

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now focus on using what we learned, to look at the potential for a marina in the area of downtown Sechelt. We met with WestJet in order to showcase Sechelt’s intention of expanding our airport’s infrastructure. Our purpose was much broader than simply looking for potential passenger jet service and cheap flights to Las Vegas from Sechelt, but was also focused on the possible location of airline maintenance and cargo business here instead of the more expensive alternatives in the Lower Mainland. This type of industry could provide employment opportunities that keep families and our youth on the Coast. Sechelt was one of just over 25 towns and cities from across Canada invited. There is still much work to be done. With the recent arrival of Randy Stoyko, our new Chief of Innovation and Growth (CIG), we will be looking at the District’s internal operations, in order to better serve Sechelt.

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ome people on the Coast do not know that one of the municipalities in the SCRD is the Sechelt Indian Government District (SIGD). The Sechelt Indian Government District Enabling Act was passed in June 1988. On December 16, 1992, Sechelt Indian Band (SIB) adopted a bylaw that allowed the Band to be a municipality member in the SCRD. The first director appointed was Ben Pierre and the alternate was Garry Feschuk; the Band has been in attendance at SCRD board meetings since 1993. Presently, Councillor Keith Julius is the SIB director at SCRD with Chief Garry Feschuk as the alternate. The Band and SCRD joined together 19 years ago and it is only recently that other regional districts have included the neighbouring First Nations bands as part of their regional board. It is obvious the SIB was visionary in realizing that cooperation and trust come

from all local governments working together. Recently, the Sechelt Nation has produced a land use plan for their traditional territory, which is being incorporated into the Official Community Plans (OCPs) in all SCRD regional areas. This is an example of how other governments become aware of the local First Nation’s views on land use on the Sunshine Coast. The goals of the SCRD strategic plan include strengthening relations with all local governments, improving avenues of communication, working together on areas such as land use planning, and sharing or purchasing equipment together to minimize taxation. Even in these economic times, local governments are still getting grants from senior governments if they are working cooperatively with the local First Nation. Like the municipalities of Gibsons and Sechelt, SIGD does not participate in all SCRD budget functions. SIGD has community services that the SCRD does not provide, and the Band funds these programs with their own municipal taxes.

Services might include roads, affordable housing, education, and policing. It is important for an SIGD councillor to be part of SCRD board meetings because, through open dialogue among directors, everyone can understand the concerns of the whole Coast. The First Nations can then help lobby for the other directors at SCRD— as these directors would for SIB—to the federal and provincial governments on local or whole Coast issues. A Protocol Agreement is in place to allow ongoing discussions between the Band and SCRD. Meetings are regularly scheduled, but if any party has an issue, a meeting can be called for an immediate resolution. The watershed agreement between the Band and SCRD is a guiding document to protect our drinking watersheds by working together. Having all local governments as part of the Sunshine Coast Regional District allows all members to work as one. Please feel free to contact me either by email or phone on any issue. Cell: 604-741-2427 or

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Editorial Opinion Cure your back to school stress


lot of parents and children are feeling back to school stress. It is an exciting time of year, but it can also be a source of stress for some children, not only at the beginning of school, but even more so throughout the year. This stress can be a result of over-scheduling. Some signs of over-scheduling can be fatigue, anger, defiance, insomnia, forgetfulness, frequent colds and flues, temper tantrums, eating disorders, anxiety, depression and hyper-sensitivity. One way to relieve these feelings is to simplify our children’s schedules and create rhythm in their day. Over-scheduling has become the new norm, so much so that we do not even relate to it as over-scheduling. We are just busy and so are our children. But if we were to sit down and simplify our children’s activities in some way, then their days and weeks could breath a little easier and bring more meaning and enjoyment to school. Not only that, there could be more room to spend with family, assuming that mom and dad have simplified their schedules as well, for free play and getting to know oneself, rather than going from one activity to another. We all need time to process our day and continue our healthy development. Children do this during free, imaginative play and also when they are not staring into a screen. The saying, “less is more” has some truth here. If we look at our children’s appointments, play-dates and activities, is there anything we can remove to create more space in their days? How do we do this when we feel that all these activities are needed and seemingly wanted? If your family’s life does not look like you intended, then it is time to make some changes. Can you imagine spending week after week, year after year driving your child to soccer practice and games only to find out after that they didn’t really like soccer? The area’s that come up as a feeling of “dissatisfaction” are most likely the areas where change is most needed and a good place to start. Some of these changes can be as easy as riding a bike to school rather than driving, choosing just one extra-curricular activity a school term rather than two or three, having only one play-date a week, having a special day or evening on the weekend for family, not rushing and seeing how the time together unfolds. As adults we are aware that if we try to focus on too many things at once then the quality of our work and connection to it falters. It is the same for our children. What is your child’s favorite activity and what would it be like for him or her to just focus on that one activity and see how far and deep they are able go with it? Often great inspiration and connection come when the mind is relaxing and seemingly unfocused. These are the spaces between our activities that can bring us our deepest connection to what we do, or allow us to discover what direction we really want to go. If our children are allowed to experience this in their schedules while growing up, then as adults they will know themselves better and be able to feel more connected to what they choose to endeavor in the world. The other area that can relieve stress is creating rhythm. Having our lives predictable for ourselves and our children brings a sense of security and ease to what we do. We are surrounded by rhythm in nature with the rising and setting of the sun each day and the seasons. If we can create rhythm in our family life, it can greatly relieve stress for both our children and us. Having dinner together at the same time each night, or Saturday nights as family night or Wednesday nights as pasta night are ways of creating rhythm. For those children who suffer from disorders such as ADD, ADHD, OCD, and learning challenges, simplifying can bring relief for them and can bring these disorders down to a more manageable level. It is wonderful to be engaged in life and activities, but

there is a point when it becomes too much and imbalanced. To quote, “There is always enough time to do the important things”. You will know that it is too much for you and your children if you and they do not feel a sense of connection, contentedness, ease and joy to your days. To begin the process of discovering what is right for your

children and your family life is to begin to simplify in anyway that you can. Submitted by Canteris Hartley, a practicing Homeopath for over 13 years, a Simplicity Parenting Group Leader and mother of one daughter. For more information visit

Letters to the Editor – Opinions Stop or just slow down When I passed my first driver’s test many years ago, I particularly remember two laws that were drilled into my head by the instructor. One was executing a full stop at stop signs. The second rule was signaling any change of direction while driving. I obey these laws even though I am not certain they are still in effect. On the Sunshine Coast, from my personal observation, many drivers appear to not be aware of these laws and if they are, tend to completely ignore them. One driver told an RCMP constable that although she did not stop at the stop sign, she did slow down, apparently thinking this would be enough. It would appear that many drivers are under the impression that all they have to do is slow down at a stop sign. I think that it is just a matter of time before some members of the public will start running around with a petition to have the full stop law eliminated, and I believe they will get

huge support from within the community. They are probably aware that the RCMP have more than enough to do without targeting these violators and adding to their workload. Don Hensler, Gibsons

Gibsons is not dying Last weekend Gibsons residents were treated to a polished presentation of the proposal for a harbour-side hotel complex touted to save our dying town. Newsflash: Gibsons is not dying. We don’t need saving! We are a vibrant town of enterprising small businesses facing the same economic challenges as hundreds of other communities, large and small, across this country and around the world. Obviously some folks are convinced that the proposed hotel and convention facility is the magic bullet that will save our town. But many, probably including other hotel operators with vacancy signs flashing, would not agree. A small marine hotel may indeed add some vigour to the harbour. But business in

Gibsons won’t be saved by harbour will not save us. transient clientele or by the Bring us something that fits few extra employee dollars the OCP – something the another hotel might bring. whole community can supIn shaky economic times, port wholeheartedly. people watch their pennies. Katie Janyk. Gibsons Needs trump wants: luxury fashion, home décor, and Paws for a Cause art occupy the back burner Our 2012 Scotiabank temporarily, rendering these businesses more marginal/ and BC SPCA Paws for a seasonal. Businesses that Cause Walk was a fantastic thrive do so by offering success! At the walk itself, people things they need, we raised $14,425.22! Funds are still trickling in, when they need them, at prices they can afford, and and will be gratefully acceptby providing outstanding ed until October. All funds raised by our branch stay customer service. Sure, housing sales are at our branch and help us stagnant right now: they’re to care for the hundreds of stagnant everywhere. Sure, animals that come through business is tough these days: the branch each year. Over it’s tough everywhere. In 100 people attended the this regard, Gibsons is not event, with approximately unique. But we are unique 70 walkers, and about 40in many ways; and our 50 dogs. It was quite a dog uniqueness is one thing that party! There was an on trail scavenger hunt provided will keep us alive. We are a town of great by Eagle Ridge Veterinary beauty. We do small very Hospital and The Landing well. Our OCP recognizes Veterinary Clinic. There was this, and describes how a nose work demonstration Gibsons’ essence should be by No Pawblems K9 Camp preserved. Forgetting what Companion Animal Care, makes us unique, and toss- as well as games organized ing our OCP out the win- by BoW WoW Coast and dow to build a grandiose Quality Garden and Pet. hotel right smack in the middle of our jewel of a (Letters continued on page 5)

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(Continued from page 4) We would like to send out a heartfelt thank you to all of our sponsors - Sechelt Animal Hospital, All for Pets, Prudential Sussex Realty, and No Pawblems K9 Camp Companion Animal Care, as well as note that we are so grateful to all of our volunteers, without which this event could not have happened. Cindy Krapiec, Sechelt

Very sad at the passing of Peter Lougheed. I first knew him in my role as a junior assistant in BC’s small team of people who researched and negotiated a position on patriation of the Constitution. From my ringside seat, I became acquainted with the traits for which Peter was legendary: his intellect, his ability to balance interests, his negotiating ability, and his incredible capacity to remember people’s names. I then got closer to Peter when he played a pivotal role in forming the Asian

law firm partnership, Bennett Jones Verchere Weston, for which I was the Asiabased leader. From Peter I learned key parts about running a meeting – notably, that no meeting should end without a recounting of the allocation of who was to do what, and by when. For all Peter’s greatness, the trait that stands out most for me was his undying, quiet humanness. He was never arrogant, impatient, or unkind. Peter made it a point to remember my wife’s name and always to inquire about her career status. He knew what was important to his friends, and took that seriously. In that, more than anything, he was a model for other Canadians to follow. That’s why, I suppose, I dare to include myself among the enormous circle of people who take delight to consider ourselves “Friends of Peter”. I offer sincere condolences to Peter’s family members and friends. We have lost a great one. John Weston, M.P.

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encing a warm and dry fall. Current weather conditions continue to dry out forest fuels. The public is reminded to exercise caution when camping or visiting forested lands. Category 3 open burning, used for resource management reasons, is still allowed. However, anyone conducting an open burn must first obtain a burn registration number by calling 1-888 797-1717. This prohibition covers all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands, but does not apply within the boundaries of local governments that have forest-fire prevention bylaws and are serviced by a fire department. Please check with civic authorities for any restrictions before lighting a fire. Anyone found in contravention of an open-fire prohibition may be fined $345 or, if convicted in court, be fined up to $100,000 and sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person may be subject to a penalty of up to $10,000 and be ordered to pay all fire-fighting and associated costs. More information about open burning regulations and fire prohibitions can be found at:

Riding the pipes Continued from page 1 he learned that the 1,177 km proposed NGP would cross some 1,000 streams and rivers, including sensitive salmon spawning habitat in the upper Fraser, Skeena, and Kitimat watersheds. Armed with his camera, he departed from his home in Halfmoon Bay on Saturday August 11, and caught the 6:20 a.m. ferry heading off the Coast. He met up with his travel companion in Langley and proceeded on the first leg of their journey. Arriving in Calgary, they stopped to meet up with author Andrew Nikifuruk who wrote Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent. Both Daniel and Paul had read Andrew’s book independently, but it was the key catalyst that provoked them to organize the trip. Interesting to note, Nikifuruk has also just released a new book named The Energy of Slaves. After leaving Calgary they rode to Redwater near Edmonton, which is where the proposed pipeline is set to begin. To gain a better understanding of the local area they chatted with Casey O’Byrne (brother of Brock O’Byrne, Roberts Creek) who runs a development firm in Edmonton. Riding through the wide open Alberta terrain gave

the riders a chance to relax and think about how vast the land is out there and just how difficult it would be for independent bodies to monitor potential spills. The ride took them through Bruderhelm, Fox Creek, Grand Prairie, and on into the sleepy town of Bonanza. As in most places within Alberta, they found that people were both for and against the proposed NGP. Those for the pipeline cited economic benefits as the key, but those against it were nervous for their already fragile environment. After all, in Bonanza many people seemed to be moving out because of the contaminated groundwater. Crossing the border into BC, the bikers found themselves cruising past Dawson Creek, Bear Lake, and on to Vanderhoof. From there they drove straight up to Fort St. James to talk to First Nations people to find out first hand what they thought about a pipeline running through their town. The message received was quite clear; they were totally against it. The riders motored on to Burns Lake, and then stopped in Hazelton where they had the opportunity to tour the lands with world famous artist, Roy Henry Vickers. His works have

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been used as official gifts from the Province of British Columbia to Queen Elizabeth II, Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin. Vickers also was the artistic advisor for the Vancouver International Airport’s new terminal among other notable projects. Vickers toured the riders around the Skeena River which they found out is the second largest river system next to the Fraser. On August 31, they cruised the mountain roads surrounded by a coastalinterior rainforest, leading them through Terrace and down the Skeena Valley towards Kitimat. Here, they ended their ride as this is where the proposed NGP is set to end. They got off their Harley’s and wandered around town. Stumbling across an Enbridge office they went in to look around at some of the displays. It wasn’t long before an Enbridge employee walked up to them and asked them by name if they needed any help. Daniel wasn’t very surprised that the corporation now had eyes following


their trip online. Very interesting to note was that many people that Daniel and Paul met in Kitimat were not interested in the Enbridge Pipeline. Not only because of environmental reasons, but because the BC government and the Haisla Nation there had just announced a framework agreement that will spur the development of a natural gas export facility in the area. This project would already create more than 1,400 on-going jobs and generate an estimated $600 billion in economic activity over 30 years. As they boarded the ferry in Prince Rupert and headed back down the Coast towards Port Hardy, the two also realized how incredibly hard it will be for the tankers to navigate through all the Islands and channels while heading out towards the Pacific. Back home, Daniel sips on a latte at the Side Dish Cafe in Sechelt and starts to plan what comes next. More details at:

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s of late, we have had an abundance of gorgeous sunny days, it certainly doesn’t feel like autumn… until the sun goes down. Time to start thinking about comfort food and drink. Todays column features my two all time favourites, roast chicken and Montes Alpha Cabernet. Montes Alpha Cabernet is very near and dear to my heart. If I’m going to take a special wine for a dinner, it’s always my go-to wine. It is one of the most well respected, honest wines available. It does everything

you would expect a higher end Cabernet to do and at a fraction of what it’s actually worth. I was fortunate enough to have visited this vineyard myself. They actually have large, beautifully carved angels watching over every stage of production, hence the angels on their labels. The colour is what first strikes you, a dark and intense ruby red. The 90 per cent Cabernet, 10 per cent Merlot is grown in the Apalta Valley and spends

12 months in French oak barrels. The nose is berry chocolate cigar followed by a complex mid palate and a surprisingly long finish. Don’t forget to decant!! You just simply cannot go wrong with this wine if

you’re pairing it with any red or white meat or a lovely fatty cheese tray. As with any full bodied red, you avoid spicy heat or vinegar dishes. Pairing with your favourite roast chicken recipe just makes for a perfect meal. Roast Chicken Clay pot or roasting pan. In the cavity of a large organic or specialty chicken, place a whole onion, several garlic cloves and a sprig of rosemary and tarragon. Pour a liberal amount of white wine over bird (refill glass for the chef ) followed by olive oil, sea salt and paprika. Tuck a couple of cloves under its little armpits for good measure and roast at 350. Baste, baste, and baste some more – this is the secret to a succulent bird. Montes Alpha Cabernet Available at The Lighthouse Liquor Store $30.10

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hen an agent is bringing potential buyers through to see your house, most agents would agree, it’s best that you leave the premises. Perspective buyers don’t want to see owners hovering or milling about. When they do, they get uncomfortable and feel as if they are intruding. This often causes buyers to look quickly without gaining a proper feel for the home. The reason sellers give for sticking around is that they believe home shoppers won’t be able to find everything and the sellers want to point out the important features. Another is that owners feel they can help sell the

property by talking about the positives. Rest assured your real estate agent is well trained in showcasing your home, and in reading buyers and knowing when it’s best to relay information to them. If you bombard a seller with too much information all at once, you are going to leave a less-favorable impression. You might even hurt your cause by calling attention to something buyers aren’t interested in. Let buyers discover your home’s features themselves at their own pace. Some sellers choose to wait outside in their car or on the patio, which is better, but still not ideal. Again, if prospective buyers feel like they are being rushed they are going to move on to the next property on their list quickly. Face it, there are some parts of selling a home that can be

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challenging and vacating the home is at the top of that list—especially when there are kids to care for, dinners to cook and work to be done. However, you want buyers to spend as much time

as they want in your home, envisioning the possibility of living there someday. So go to a neighbor’s home, the library or shopping. The inconvenience will be worth it in the long run.

This 4000 square foot, custom built, first time on market home has an open plan living room and large kitchen and dining room with 10’ high ceilings. This nicely finished home offers radiant hot water heating throughout. It also has a detached, double garage and a shop with a 2-piece bathroom. All this is situated on a large, sunny lot on a very quiet cul-de-sac. A must see home. Check out this custom design. MLS V967048

Suite 400, Phase 1, The Watermark, Sechelt • $799,000 This one-of-a-kind, southwest waterfront suite has exceptional views of Trail Islands and Vancouver Island. This custom designed 1700 sq. ft. home has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & den. One-of-a-kind kitchen layout features unique island, walk-in pantry next to the entertainment-size deck area. This is an assignment of contract. Full details and suite layout and electrical plan available.

7687 Tuwanek Trail, Sechelt • Now $969,000 West -facing Sechelt Inlet waterfront at its best! Beautiful pebble beach, year round secure moorage with legal foreshore. Very private and quiet property with 4 bedroom home and guest suite. Owners have been in the location for 30 years. All new decks and railings. Truly a magical spot! This property is a must-see property. Call Bob for appointment.

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UPCOMING EVENTS The GIBSONS PUBLIC ART GALLERY welcomes Artists, Poets and Musicians to join the Celebration of the move to a new, accessible space with a Tribute to Leonard Cohen, Canada’s iconic singer, song-writer and poet. “”Hallelujah!” opens Nov. 15 and runs to Dec. 10, 2012. Please check the GPAG web-site: www.gibsons for information, or phone 604-886-0531. p39 Calling all artists – Coastal Art Gallery is now accepting applications for Fall/Christmas season. Applications are available in the store at Trail Bay Mall. b38 RC Legion #219 Roberts Creek. Tuesdays are Cheaper Chewsdaze and Beer Specialz, kitchen closed Mondays & Wednesdays. 604-886-9813 btfn My Father’s House wishes to invite all ladies to our Fall Outreach Seminar, “ Weaving prayers through every season of a woman’s life”, on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Seaside Centre from 9-3 p.m. Personal stories, free refreshment & lunch, music, craft demo, teaching and door prizes. Everyone welcome! For more info call: 604-8853784. p39

PERSONALS Alanon/Alateen for friends and families of alcoholics. Meetings Monday-Friday, 604-886-4594, 604-885-0101, 604-886-9059, 604-883-2882. b48 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

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Beautiful, young rooster born May 3, just started crowing. RE Décor Consignment. ‘Retail Needs good home with no neightherapy at it’s very best!‘ CharmWILSON CREEK bours. Call 604-886-3841. f39 ing, eclectic, nature inspired, 2012 Furn 3 bdrm low bank waterfront beachy casual décorSept. for the20, home Sept. 20, 2012 or cabin. ‘Where we Live’ landhome. 5 appls, gas FP, deck, NS, NP. Avail LOST / FOUND scape and seascape photography from Oct. 1 to May 31. $1600/mo. by local Diane Nicholson. Always Lost: Amethyst bead bracelet stylish, always affordable. www. SECHELT lost in downtown Sechelt Sept 3 bdrm waterfront home in West 12/12. If found please call 604redecorsechelt. 5699 Cowrie St., 989-3022. f39 Sechelt. This one is a MUST see. NS, NP. Sechelt. 604-885-5884. Open SunAvail Oct 1. $1800/mo. day, 12pm-4pm. b38 Lost: Small grey & blue MEC backpack, Davis Bay or left on the bus. Waterfront. Rustic, furn 2 bdrm + den. 5 appls 2 pianos, wood/coal burnPlease call 604-989-4753. f38 FURNITURE Twin bed w/unstained Simmons mattress & box spring, walnut headboard. $60. Call 604-8839807. p38

MISC. FOR SALE STIHL Chain Saw, MS260. 20” bar w/extra chain, NIB. Reg $579 + tax, selling for $475 obo. Set of Firestone Airbags, fits Dodge RAM 3500, models from 2005 – 2011. NIB, Reg $480 + tax, selling for $375. GOODYEAR tires (x2), 3578 X 15. Supernight polyglass, good for trailers or winter tires. $40 obo. DUNLOP (x4) trailer tires. 700-15LT, 6 ply nylon mounted on 5 stud rims. $125 obo (for all). Electric Impact Kit. Fits 3/8 drive plus Robertson & Philips screws – new kit, $60 obo. Call 604-7401064 (cell) or 604-885-2735 (evenings). p39 Walker w/seat & brakes, good cond. $50. ¾ size guitar w/case, good cond. $50. Step 2 child’s table & chairs, $20. Call 604-8859643. p39 Two person Far Infrared Sauna, less then 2 years old! $1400 obo. Call 1-604-630-8075. p38 Books, Records, Art Prints, Antiques, etc. We also offer the best selection of French books & records on the Coast. Open everyday 11am-5pm. Cash only. 8122 Redrooffs Road, Halfmoon Bay. 604-885-2027. p39



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Gibsons: 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo w/patios. Nat. gas F/P and inhouse laundry. $1100/mo, utils. extra. Call 778-839-0219. p38

HELP WANTED - PROFESSIONAL Hairdresser for full or part-time chair rental in environmentally friendly, relaxing salon. Affordable rates. Call 604-885-0400. b38

WORK WANTED - GENERAL Drywall Finishing since 1992. Dustless and occupied spaces. Commercial & Residential. Renovations and new construction. WCB. References. No job too small. Derek Thomas 604-9893401. bom31

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Sechelt: Greencourt seniors lowcost and market housing has 650sq ft self-contained 1 bdrm apt, incls heat & HW. Comes with two meals a day and alert button at an additional $503/mo. Call Bob, 604-885-5962 Mon-Fri 8-4. btfn

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Happy Cat Haven Yard Sales are back! Every Saturday (weather permitting), 10:00am – 3:00pm. 500 LP’s from the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s! Barbie dolls, NIB. Plants, furniture, collectibles and much more. SC Self Storage at 1161 Hwy 101, Gibsons. ptfn

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Mayor John Henderson officially dedicated a dog friendly drinking fountain with Duane Burnett at Mission Point Park in Davis Bay for Tundra (the dog) who attended hundreds of community events with Duane during his lifetime and is considered an official part of the Coast’s media press corp. Mayor Henderson said “The fountain is part of a larger sustainability plan by the District of Sechelt and will enhance public spaces while reducing use of plastic water bottles.” The memorial continues a fundraising effort by Burnett to install drinking fountains in local communities, many who can’t afford them. The plaque reads “For Tundra, who left paw prints on our hearts.” Duane is looking for more support from corporate, community and business sponsors. For more information visit duanebur



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To be fair about this, he said that would be fine. I’ve doesn’t go on it very often never met her, so this felt a but still, it kind of both- bit weird. Also, I didn’t reers me. He hasn’t heard ally feel up to going to the from her in over a year party when I knew it was (since we’ve started seeing going to be an uncomforteach other) not even on able situation. Long story his birthday. They did live short, he went and stayed together and had a dog to- for a short time picked up gether, who has continued the dog and came home. to live with my boyfriend We had a discussion afthis whole time. terwards and he accused We live in a smaller me of being a drama community and all of his queen. I wasn’t yelling friends are her friends. She or crying or carrying on. has moved to a city near- Now he’s gone away on by but has started to visit business for a week and I 1038 more often. The Shed strolldon’t know what to think. We heard that she now Should I have gone to has a new boyfriend, which the party even though it may have something to do would’ve been awkward? I with why she’s suddenly just don’t know. around more. Signed, Last week was his best Confused friends birthday party and we got the word that she Dear Confused, would be there. She came There are a few different Sept. 20, 2012 by the house when we things at play here. First weren’t there and texted of all, I sense that you’re him to see if she could take insecure as to your BF’s the dog for a walk. My BF residual feelings towards

his ex. That can be painful, especially if she is suddenly showing up on the scene. Whether he’s on FB often or not, the photo problem really should be addressed. That’s just not o.k. Expecting you to go to a party where it’s clearly in a situation they used to be together in, would be asking a lot from anyone. There are two ways that you could’ve and perhaps should’ve dealt with this scenario. Go together to the party where he demonstrates that he’s very much with you now, or you both stay home and she returns the dog there and meets you on your home turf. Expressing your feelings about a sensitive situation doesn’t make you a drama queen, throwing the toaster does. But hey, that’s just my opinion. Would you like to ad your thoughts? Email them to:

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On behalf of Constables Kyle Hrynyk and Harrison Mohr (our Cops for Cancer-Tour de Coast riders) the Ladies Red Serge Gala Committee and the Canadian Cancer Society would like to thank the following people and businesses for their gener-

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ous contributions. We would also like to thank everyone who bought a ticket and attended our successful event, the attending Sunshine Coast RCMP members and Auxiliary members, their support staff, the Sechelt Fire Department, the

Heather Rowland Home Hardware-Gibsons Howard and Patricia Ashmore Hugh Gadsby Ian Munro Insightful Visions Insta Glass Instyle Eye Wear James Mackie Janice Budgell Janice MacCafferty -RBC financial planner Jim’s Wooden Creations Jurassic Plants Kal Tire Sechelt Kandi Kakes Kern’s Furniture Boutique Katherine Roberts - Yoga for Golfers

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858 Skookumchuk Squadron Royal Canadi an Air Cadets and all our wonderful volunteers. Special thanks to our MC’s, Lynne Dickson and Cpl. Colby Attlesey and auctioneer, Ed Hill. We apologize in advance for those we may have missed.

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ward winning Canadian filmmaker Dianne Whelan’s new documentary, 40 Days At Base Camp will be screening at Ruby Lake Resort on Friday September 21. The film will begin at 8:30 p.m., outside in the forest, so feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair. Dianne will intro the movie so it is recommended to be there early. There is also a dinner component for an additional fee offered by the restaurant at the Resort. The film has just completed a cross-Canada tour, screening in over 40 inde-

pendent theatres while travelling from Vancouver to St. John’s, Newfoundland. Enhancing the success of the tour, the film was also just honoured with the Leo

Award for Best Cinematography and Sound Editing in the documentary category. The film begins it’s USA theatricals in October. It’s world premiere was at the

past Vancouver International Film Festival, with three sold out screenings. It also opened the Banff Mountain Film Festival on October 29, 2011. This compelling documentary captures a fascinating, intimate portrayal of life at the base of Mt. Everest, the ‘goddess’ to the local people and a place of staggering physical beauty. Stills and the trailer for the film are available for download at: email: rebelsisterprod@ password: 40days

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lockbusters can be fun, but the unknown little gems are what keep movielovers coming back. One of these is Janie Jones, a film loosely based on experiences of its writer/director, David Rosenthal. Abigail Breslin (of Little Miss Sunshine fame) plays Janie, who at 13 is abandoned by her exgroupie mom with a fading rock star father who never

really knew her. A shared creativity and love of music gradually allows a relationship to form. This is a sweet film, full of surprisingly good music that was actually performed by the actors themselves. Love sushi? Do you have or are intrigued by an obsessive love of an art or craft? Then the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi will prove fascinating. Jiro Ono runs a tiny sushi bar in the Ginza subway station in Tokyo.

He is considered to be one of the best in the world, but at 85 is not considering retirement, but rather how to achieve perfection in his chosen life’s work. This film streams life lessons on dedication, discipline and attention to detail along with dazzling videography of perfectly made sushi. A taste of the East Coast: Haven is a TV series filmed in the beautiful town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Based on a Stephen King

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