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ccording to WildSafeBC community coordius 1jun14 nator The KimLocal_like Drescher, bears are always hungry. In our semi-rural environment, with housing developments often abutting forests, ravines, and animal corridors, it’s important for humans to change their behaviour and so reduce close encounters of the bear kind. Davis Bay residents are currently beta-testing a new curbside Green Waste Disposal system. Green “wheelie-bins” for kitchen waste and garden refuse are to be placed curbside on garbage day, and householders have been provided with June 5, 2014 under-the-sink collection bins as well. Like plywood or plastic bin enclosures and most plastic
garbage bins, the ‘wheelies’ are no match for a hungry, determined bear. Secure garbage inside a locked garage or shed until collection day. When placing the can outdoors, drape it with a cloth soaked in bleach or ammonia – the smell will deter bears and other scavengers as well. “Bears look for easily accessible and profitable food sources; we don’t want to provide them,” says Drescher. When encountering a bear in the wild, Drescher advises that “The main thing is never to run away or turn your back on them. Stay calm, do not run or scream, arms out to the side, use a human voice, back away slowly, seek shelter. Most
bears on the Coast are not that big – usually weighing only about 150 pounds – and it is extremely rare for black bears to attack. It’s all about the personality of the bear; just because it’s large doesn’t mean it’s aggressive.” Drescher recommends learning bear behaviour and sharing the information with children. Teach kids about bears, learn behaviour/biology and what they should do if they encounter a bear. WildSafeBC gives free presentations to community groups, schools/camps, and has a wealth of information on its website at www. wildsafebc.com. Heather Jeal, Editor
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Redesigned website delivers Gibsons feel Open fire prohibition now in effect E
The Town of Gibsons website sports a fresh new look with a painterly design by award-winning Twist Marketing.
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ibsons loves to make visitors feel welcome – and the Town’s new website does just that. Faster to access and easier to navigate, with a robust search capability, the website makes it much simpler to find the information you need about recreation, arts and culture, municipal matters and how to get around town. And, with its seaside colours
and ‘painterly’ design featuring many local landmarks, the website has a definite ‘Gibsons’ feel. Council confirmed the website as a priority in the 2013 budget; seven different web design companies were invited to bid on the project. Award-winning Twist Marketing emerged as the successful bidder, chosen for their experience in local government and their ability to provide a quality product in a timely
manner within available budget. The website can now be maintained in-house, another key factor in affordability, and will feature links to the Town’s Facebook and YouTube sites. As time and funds permit, the site will be further upgraded with other features, all designed to make every visit a satisfactory experience. Get the ‘Gibsons’ feel at www. gibsons.ca. Submitted
Old-fashioned small-town fun at Egmont Day T
he community of Egmont may be small, but it has a mighty heart. Its long-running community day, celebrated the first Saturday in June, shows the beat is strong and healthy. Kicking off with a traditional Kids’ Fishing Derby from the government dock at 9:30 a.m. and finishing up with a bang-up dance at the community hall set to wind up at 1 a.m., Egmont Day offers entertainment and activities for all ages. Join the Egmonsters as they gather along the perimeter of the central park
to watch the passing parade. Everyone is welcome to participate – and almost everyone does. Parade entries assemble in the parking lot of Egmont Heritage Centre (across the street from the trailhead to Skookumchuck Rapids) at 11 a.m.; the parade starts at 11:30. Throughout the afternoon, enjoy barbecued burgers and hot dogs in the park while watching the kids play a variety of games, or listening to the down-home sound of Katie and the Cornpones. Take the closest-to-the-pin one-shot golf challenge. Pender Harbour Golf
Club generously donated the top prize of an 18-hole round of golf for two. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. at the community hall, followed by a Thrift Store Fashion Show. Then dance to the bluesy tunes of El Vago Soul, who promise to keep the town on its feet until 1 a.m. Accommodations include rustic campsites at Klein Lake, B&Bs, rooms at Bathgate Resort or the Backeddy, and affordable luxury at West Coast Wilderness Lodge. So much to discover in beautiful downtown Egmont! Heather Jeal
ffective June 3, 2014, the size of open fires will be restricted in the Coastal Fire Centre (which includes the Sunshine Coast) to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect the public. This prohibition will remain in effect until Oct. 15, 2014, or the public is otherwise notified. This prohibition covers all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands within the Coastal Fire Centre, with the exception of Haida Gwaii and the area known as the ‘Fog Zone.’ Specific activities affected by this prohibition include: the burning of any material, piled or unpiled, smaller than two metres in height and three metres in width; the burning of stubble or grass over an area less than 2,000 square metres (0.2 hectares); the use of burning barrels of any size or description. This prohibition does not ban campfires that are a half-metre high by a half-metre wide or smaller and does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes. Anyone found in contravention of an open fire prohibition may be fined $345 or, if convicted in court, may 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 ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs. Before lighting any fire, residents should check with local civic authorities regarding any current prohibitions.
Open burning is prohibited in the Town of Gibsons at any time. Open burning is prohibited in the District of Sechelt with the exception of garden refuse during the period Oct 15 – 31 This period may be amended, restricted or suspended due to fire hazard risk upon recommendation of the Fire Chief. Campfires and ceremonial fires are permitted year round subject to certain requirements as noted in s. 5 and 6 of the attached bylaw, and providing they are not in contravention of any regulations issued by the Fire Department or other provincial jurisdictions. Anyone lighting a campfire must maintain a fireguard by removing flammable debris from around the campfire area and have a hand tool or at least eight litres of water nearby to properly extinguish the fire. For information about open burning and tips on making responsible burning decisions, please read the guides to open burning at: http:// bcwildfire.ca/hprScripts/ WildfireNews/Bans.asp For the latest information on fire activity, conditions and prohibitions, visit the Wildfire Management Branch website at: www.bcwildfire.ca Follow the latest wildfire news on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/BCGovFireInfo or on Facebook at: http://facebook.com/BCForestFireInfo To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call 1-800-663-5555 toll-free or call *5555 on your cellphone. Submitted
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ELUS employees, retirees and friends joined Botanical Garden volunteers during the Annual TELUS Day of Giving on Saturday, May 31. This combined volunteer force pulled mountains of weeds, trimmed encroaching grass and laid out new wood chip paths in the demonstration vegetable garden, located at 5941 Mason Road, Sechelt. All the food grown in the vegetable garden is donated to the Sechelt Food Bank and the area is wholly maintained by volunteer labour. This is the third consecutive year TELUS has chipped in, and this annual event continues to see increased volunteer participation. PHOTO SUBMITTED
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Gibsons Night Market to open June 19 A and a licensed area where visitors can enjoy a beverage while shopping and enjoying the music. Event coordinator Leah Morgan explained that the group, whose purpose is to assist, encourage, and promote the development of a sustainable cultural community in Upper Gibsons, is hoping the community will get behind the new market. “We have a great space here with wonderful products, amazing talent, and fun activities for all ages,” Morgan said.
“We would love to help create a more vibrant arts and music community in Upper Gibsons and we hope that the Night Market is just the beginning of many projects that S.P.A.C.E. will be a part of.” To learn more about the event, email gibsonsnightmarket@gmail. com or call event coordinators Leah Morgan at 604-741-1503, Amber Stoby at 604-886-2079 or email gibsonsnight email@example.com Submitted
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Editorial Opinion Editor’s Note: This month’s Guest Editorial by BC Association of Farmers Markets (BCAFM) President Jon Bell, originally sent as a letter to the BC Minister of Agriculture, was provided to The Local Weekly for publication. As agriculture forms an increasingly important component of our Coastal economy, and as food security continues to be a concern, the BCAFM position on proposed changes to BC’s Agricultural Land Reserve contained in Bill 24 is worthy of careful consideration by all residents. We all have to eat. The question is – what value will we place on the security of our food source? – Heather Jeal, Editor
am writing on behalf of the British Columbia Association of Farmers’ Markets (BCAFM) to convey our concern regarding the lack of public consultation leading up to the announcement of Bill 24 and the resulting impacts on BC’s Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR). British Columbians are stakeholders in this decision and our opinions and concerns regarding food, farmers and farmland must not be underestimated or overlooked in this consultation process. BC’s farmers’ markets work tirelessly in all corners of the province to strengthen local economies and provide British Columbians with fresh, healthy local agricultural products. Our ability to continue to deliver these benefits into the future, however, is tied directly to the availability of agricultural land throughout the province. As one of our members stated, “protecting the ALR is central to protecting and enhancing what our local farmers’ markets exist to support – healthy and strong communities and food systems.” Our member farmers’ markets in the North and Interior specifically have expressed concern that Bill 24 will directly threaten their regionally focused agricultural initiatives and thereby threaten the very viability of farmers’ markets in their area. The proposed changes in Bill 24 not only threaten the viability of farmers’ markets, they threaten the economic and social benefits that markets deliver to the communities they support. In an era of climate change, significant urban expansion, concerns about local food supply, food safety and sustainability, the BC government and Agricultural Land Commission must look at ways to encourage farming. Permitting non-agricultural industrial activities on ALR land will only fragment and degrade remaining viable land, leading to greater challenges for farmers in accessing agricultural land. That being said, we support changes that will specifically help farm and ranch operations to be financially successful. This is more than just a farming issue, and our farmers’ markets are at the centre of it. The BCAFM requests that the government not vote to enact Bill 24 and its amen dments, and that changes to the ALR take place in consultation with the agricultural community as a whole. Jon Bell, BCAFM President
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Letters to the Editor – Opinions Strokes following trauma Interesting article by Kristi Evans (Charity event to assist Paul family, The Local Weekly, May 29) and a great picture of Justin Paul, his wife and three young children. My sympathy goes out to all of them - especially the children. I would like to suggest a follow up article on the danger of strokes following severe head trauma. More and more articles are appearing in the medical and lay press demonstrating the marked increase in concussions and subsequent strokes in participants in contact sports, such as football and mixed martial arts. Gordon Politeski, Halfmoon Bay
Is it hot in here? Last week’s letter-writer who says we should get ready for global cooling(!) and that “man has very little to do with it” appears to be stunningly ignorant of the overwhelming scientific evidence that humans are causing global warming. While virtually 100 per cent of bona fide scientists warn that we must stop burning the remaining, hard-to-extract, environmentally damaging fossil fuels, the industry still employs ‘fossils’ to cast doubt. With humans pumping 30 billion tons of CO2 into our airshed annually, who can seriously doubt that this is causing our climate to change? Credentialed climatologists warn that past climate change has been caused by far less. An excellent Cosmos epi-
sode (June 1, Global television) on this topic also delved into the cascading feedback loops, like methane (a highly potent greenhouse gas) leaking from the melting Arctic permafrost and the declining sea ice which reflects sunlight back into the atmosphere. The degree of warming in the Arctic is truly alarming. Readers can see it on-line. By not acknowledging and dealing with humanity’s role in altering our world, we condemn future generations to ever more extreme weather, rising sea levels and massive extinctions; our descendants will be justified in cursing us. However, there is a better way – dramatically reduce our fossil fuel consumption and pursue alternatives – as other countries are doing: Germany meets 20 per cent of its energy needs through solar and Iceland meets 65 per cent (and growing) of its energy needs with geo-thermal, not to mention President Obama’s latest announcement to curb CO2 emissions. Canada must get with the program! We need to stop subsidizing the oil and gas industry (with its relatively few jobs no matter what the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers says!) and instead invest in clean energy with its much greater job opportunities. Gayle Neilson, Gibsons
Setups for accidents On several occasions I have come suddenly upon a traffic incident, where it is occurring on a corner and I
have come upon it so quickly I hardly have time to react. In these instances it has involved police cars that have stopped someone for a traffic violation. Amazingly, the police vehicle has pulled up behind the car but is several feet out on the road. This is a setup for traffic accident. Another problem area and a setup for accidents is the area on Teredo in Sechelt where again you come around a corner by Trail Bay Mall (Subway entrance) and almost hit vehicles coming out of the parking lot in the area of Gilligan’s, the Seaside centre and the Police station. Fawn Road at Redrooffs is yet another really dangerous side road. An extra pedestrian crossing is needed in Davis Bay in front of the Mosaic Emporium. It would be nice to see some of these issues addressed. Bernadette McEwen, Halfmoon Bay
Well done, everyone! Kudos to the ladies who worked diligently to build a playground at West Sechelt Elementary for everyone’s children to use. A playground that the community will be proud of. In this day and age when might makes right and the size of the wallet determines many a position for others, Ms Shinn, Ms Fawcus, and Ms Wood selflessly, with countless parents (take a bow) raised enough money and with additional donated labour and supplies created their dream playground. It was true that Sechelt needed such
a playground and it would one day come, but the time was now for a large elementary school such as West Sechelt. These ladies quickly overcame the disappointment of not receiving what I believe was called the Outlook financial Facebook-based grant and with sweat, toil, and sometimes tears got it done. As a father of two young boys who love playgrounds, congratulations to these gals and the many others who had a community vision and committed themselves to its fulfillment. Darren Inkster, Sechelt Letters to the Editor and Submissions are welcome on any topic of local or general interest. Opinions expressed are those of the writers and do not reflect opinions of THE LOCAL publication. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline for letters and submissions is Monday at 3pm.
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Working for Parliamentary reform, and the fittest nation on earth The Positive Story John Weston MP, West Vancouver, Sunshine Coast , Sea to Sky Country
he last 30 days saw great progress in promoting national health and fitness and Parliamentary reform. On May 31, I had the pleasure of hosting Michael Chong, MP for a lively discussion on his Private Member’s Bill, The Reform Act, in our riding. MP Chong and I celebrate the ability of MPs to make a positive difference for our country and share the desire to improve MPs’ representation in Parliament. With a room full of engaged citizens, we had a good discussion on these important matters. On the same weekend, on the other side of the country, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Senator Nancy Greene Raine and I joined the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) at its Annual General Meeting, where FCM members voted overwhelmingly to support National Health and Fitness Day (NHFD). With over 2,000 members, FCM’s support adds momentum; we expect quickly to build on the 131 cities which have already proclaimed NHFD. I participated in the first ever Bike Day in Canada on May 26, that I orga-
On a flying visit to BC, Michael Chong, MP joined John Weston and constituents for an informal ‘town hall’ discussion of The Reform Act, MP Chong’s Private Member’s Bill.
nized in partnership with Canada Bikes, cycling leaders, organizations and Government representatives. It coincided with the launch of very popular Bike to Work Week on the Sunshine Coast. Bike Day in Canada is dedicated to highlighting the importance of what I call the ‘Six F’s’ – Free, Friendly, Fun, Fitness, Fuel economy, and For the Environment. The City of North Vancouver ride included 2010 Olympic Ski Cross Gold Medalist and National Health and Fitness Day Champion Ashleigh McIvor and North Vancouver City Mayor Darrell Mussatto.
The third annual National Health and Fitness Day is coming up on June 7. It’s been exciting to watch the NHFD vision spread across the country. Communities from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Vancouver have declared the day. Last month, BC became the first Province to do so. I’m grateful for the strong support of constituents on the Sunshine Coast. Together, we can make Canada the fittest nation on earth! Please visit my website, www.johnweston.ca, to watch the CBC’s coverage of NHFD, and to learn how you can participate on June 7.
Brynelsen named to Order of BC Halfmoon Bay resident receives province’s most prestigious honour
ermed “a visionary in the field of early childhood intervention,” Halfmoon Bay resident Dana Brynelsen was recently named to the Order of British Columbia – one of only 370 people so recognized in the 25-year history of the province’s most prestigious award. When she attends the official ceremony at Government House on November 6, she will be standing alongside 24 fellow recipients, each noteworthy in their fields - including former Canucks coach Pat Quinn, writer/artist Douglas Coupland, and heart researcher Dr. John Cairns. During the past 40 years, Brynelsen’s unswerving dedication to the well-being of infants and families in British Columbia led her
to pioneer the Infant Development Program of BC. Throughout the years, her tendency to focus on the individual led her to find effective support and resources for families and children as well as for the professionals who serve them. BC’s Infant Development Program grew out of the birth of a baby with Down syndrome. When Pamela Vickers was born in l969 there were no early intervention services for her or her family. Conventional professional advice at that time was to institutionalize infants with intellectual disabilities. Pamela’s mother started the first Infant Development Program in Canada, and in 1973 Dana was hired as supervisor of the Vancouver/
Richmond IDP. From 1975 to 2009 in her role as provincial advisor, Dana was instrumental in establishing IDPs throughout BC. Since then, and under Dana’s stewardship, there are 55 family-centred, homebased IDPs that have served more than 80,000 families. Inclusion rather than isolation of people with special needs has resulted in a stronger and more humane environment for all. In her work to reduce the negative effects of developmental delays, Dana Brynelson has been an exemplary contributor to this movement toward a culture of opportunity for all and a more positive future for the generations yet to come. Submitted
Home & Cottage Show Saturday June 14 • 10am-5pm FREE
at Gibsons & Area Community Centre 700 Park Road, Gibsons The CCBA & participating sponsors are proud to present this year’s theme, “Energized By Community.” Come and be energized by ideas for building, renovation and design from all over the Sunshine Coast! Refreshments on site from Wheatberries and Ty’s Fine Foods.
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Drag Race rescheduled for June 22
In spite of the persistent drizzle that rained out the Ted Meldrum Memorial Drag Race on Sunday, May 25, participants maintained aVGM senseDiving of humour and optimism. The event has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 22 at the Sechelt Air1jun14 port. Updated information will be available the first week of June online at http://scdraonline.ca, or contact Richard at 604-230-5067 or email@example.com PHOTO ZACK RICHARDSON
Red Cross urges waterside safety A
lthough we begin However, a number of two to four, in February, teaching our children parents have been lulled 2007: “There is no evidence at a young age to be safe, into the belief that teach- that swimming lessons as responsible adultsJune we 5,do2014ing infants and children to prevent drowning or near not rely on these lessons as swim will keep them safe drowning in this age group. our only strategy for keep- around water. This has been Although it may be possible ing them safe. We teach fed in part by a video circu- to teach young infants basic our toddlers to stop before lating on the Internet show- motor skills for water, inventuring onto the street, ing young children able to fants cannot be expected to to look for cars, where and float on their backs, suggest- learn the elements of water how to cross safely and not ing that this method will safety or to react approprito play on the street. And protect them from drown- ately in emergencies. No yet, we do not leave our ing. The Canadian Red young child, particularly toddler unattended by the Cross completely disagrees those who are preschool road-side to play. with this method and states aged, can ever be considered that the only way to keep ‘water safe’.” children safe in and around Drowning statistics gathwater is through constant Health ered byDay the1jun14 Canadian Red John Weston adult supervision. The Cross from coroner’s relearned sequence of floating ports across Canada since skills as shown in the video 1991 show that two-thirds will not protect children of drowning in those five from drowning. years of age or less happened The Canadian Paediatric while there was a lack of paSociety released a position rental supervision. The key statement for toddlers aged to safety is vigilance. Know
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Parents must be vigilant in keeping children safe near water where the child is at all times, know what potential hazards exist for the child and create safety barriers between the water hazards and the child. Parents of preschool-age children should register in classes offered through SCRD Recreation to learn swimming, safety skills and water enjoyment together. The Red Cross urges parents and caregivers to help children be safe through learning to swim, to be vigilant and to have a healthy respect for the dangers that waterside activities present for persons of all ages. www.redcross.ca
Chat students shine at championships June 5, 2014
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Flashing silver and a winning grin, Theo Kontekakis (left) heaved the shot put for13.12m in the BC High School Track and Field Championships in Langley recently. PHOTO SUBMITTED
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Chatelech students Caleb Burnham, Jordan Wilson, Alex Nightingale, Josh Desrochers and Elliot Wadge were few, but clearly present at the recent BC High School Championships in Langley. Chat’s first EVER, and zone 5 champions, senior boys 4 x 400 relay team exploded out of the blocks,
lost momentum at 300m, but were able to maintain and PB’d a time of 3.45.83. Runner Alex Nightingale blew off the first lap of the 800m heat with a strong lead, drawing back on the second. Grade 8 runner Elliot Wadge gave his all in the gruelling 3000m, sur-
rounded by equally determined young men. Athletes were exposed to high caliber, ‘big school’ competition and did not flinch. Running coach Larry Nightingale and conditioning coach Mokie Burnham were thrilled with their performance. Submitted
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Spot the prawn on the BBQ
s the BC spot prawn harvest season nears its end, and barbecue season heats up, it’s a great time to combine the two for a seasonal treat. The largest of seven commercial species of west coast shrimp – growing up to 23 cm (nine
inches), spot prawn are renowned world-wide for their delicate flavour and firm texture. Over 90 per cent of the 2,400 metric tonne commercial harvest, frozen at sea, is shipped to Japan and Asia. The fresh catch is often sold directly
at dockside (it helps to know the skipper of a fish boat). On the Coast, our own Gladiator Wild Seafoods spot prawns can be found year-round in the freezer at Oak Tree Market, Roberts Creek Health Food Store, and Market-
Seafood Trivia: Prawns spend the first two years of their lives as males, then change their gender – living their final two years as females. place IGA. Prawn fishermen spread baited traps along the ocean floor. With minimal impact on ocean habitat, very low levels of bycatch (of other speicies) and a carefully managed short season, prawning remains
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Members of the Davis Bay Parkway society enjoyed sunshine and clear skies as Sechelt Mayor John Henderson (right) and Councillor Doug Hockley (left) bracket them for the unveiling of new signage designating the section of Highway 101 that will be known as ‘Davis Bay Parkway.’ Wooden signs, designed by Gibsons artist Jan Poynter and handcrafted by Duane Perrett at Sechelt Sign, have been posted at either end of the Parkway to advertise local amenities and attractions. PHOTO HEATHER JEAL
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room and a similar plant species, gorse, have long been associated with roadside vegetation in southwestern British Columbia. Both species originated in the Mediterranean region of western Europe and have been introduced to other parts of the world where they compete very successfully with native plants. Broom is suited to the mild maritime climate found on the coast of British Columbia, but the harsh winters of higher elevations may limit its spread. Broom readily occupies well drained, excessively disturbed or naturally poor sites and has become increasingly noticeable in newly logged areas. As with all invasive species, broom is crowding out native plants that provide traditional ground cover and food sources for birds and wildlife. Broom can grow up to three metres tall, with deep roots and a waxy covering on its branches and small leaves – good adaptations for the dry sites it tends to favor. The flowers appear in early spring and develop into pods by summer.
Broom can remove nitrogen – a nutrient necessary for plant growth – from the air, “fixing it” in the soil. This adaptation allows broom to establish readily on poor soils. As broom is moderately shade tolerant, it can remain as part of the forest understorey as well as thrive in full sunlight. Broom plants produce large amounts of seed annually (typically 18,000), starting at two to three years of age. Pods containing the seed explode when ripe, dispersing the seed. Seeds can remain “banked” in the soil for up to 30 years, germinating when the soil is warm and exposed. Like many introduced species, broom does not have any of the natural enemies of its land of origin in B.C. For this reason broom has spread indiscriminately. It has readily established on many droughty and disturbed sites, growing to heights of 2.5 metres in only two years. Excessive seed production and longevity have ensured that broom
can dominate a site for long periods. As many of our native species cannot effectively compete with broom, they are being replaced. Broom is native to Europe. It was introduced to New Zealand and the Pacific Northwest as a garden or ornamental hedge species. Captain Walter Colquhoun Grant brought seed to Vancouver Island from Hawaii in the 1850s, planting it on his 14 hectare estate in Sooke. Broom was intentionally planted to stabilize road cuts and as an ornamental in private gardens and some parks. These practices have resulted in wide distribution of broom throughout the south coastal area of B.C. There are indications that broom is spreading rapidly into forested areas of southern Vancouver Island and western Oregon and Washington where it is interfering with forest establishment. Broom can be controlled through early detection
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CPE Bach to Brahms and Haydn. A French afternoon, Après-Midi: Night Songs explores the romance of trios, meditations and nocturnes by Arthur Foote, Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn, and Glazunov. The festival concludes with Dynamic Sequences, including two compositions by Shostakovich. Plan a ‘stay-cation’ in Madeira Park and join the enthusiasts who flock to the Pender Harbour School of Music each year for this musical feast. Submitted
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Events on the Sunshine Coast Now through June 30 Hiroshi Shimazaki – Around the World in Watercolour, Gibsons Public Art Gallery Now through July 13 Thr3fold unfinished business. Works by Laura and Linda Kemshall and Catherine Nicholls at Fibre Works Studio & Gallery, 12887 Sunshine Coast Hwy., Madeira Park. www.fibreworksgallery.com June 5 Free Workshop: Grant Writing for Child Care, CRC office, 5520 Trail Ave., Sechelt, 7 – 9pm. Learn how to access capital funding from MCFD. Register: 604-8855657 or email@example.com June 5 & 6 The Quest: A Choral Musical, at School of Music, Madeira Park. All new scripture-based choral musical composed, produced and directed by Kenneth Norman Johnson, with a Sunshine Coast cast. Tix: $25 June 6 & 7 Dinner Theatre: Murder at the Reach, Pebbles Restaurant, Sechelt. A Driftwood Players murder mystery. Dinner included. Tix: $40. Doors: 6pm. Dinner: 6:30pm. June 7 Traditional Morris Dance performance by The Vancouver Morris Men at Sechelt Farmers Market, 11am June 7 Roving Artists Show and Sale, Shirley Macey Park, 1 – 5pm. Refreshments provided. June 7 An Evening of Masquerade and Revelry, Roberts Creek Hall, 7pm. A 19+ event includes silent auction, circus acts, shadow puppets, and DJ Funkdealer. Tix: $15 June 8 SC Model Railroad Club Open House, 937 Stewart Road (follow the signs on Reed Road), 11 – 3pm. June 8 Artists’ Gardens Tour presented by Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Society, 11am – 4pm. Self-guided tour; discover how artists’ gardens become their canvas. Tix: $20 Society members, $25 non-members. June 9 Mad Hatter Tea Party at Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club, Roberts Creek, 2pm. Tix $17 in advance only; call Eleanor at 604-740-0025 to reserve. Fundraiser for CFUW-SC Bursaries program. June 11 Russell deCarlo in Concert at Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, 8pm. The voice of Prairie Oyster, joined by Steve Biggs (guitar) and Denis Keldin (accordion). Tix: $20 June 13 Dinner Theatre: Murder at the Reach, Leo’s Restaurant, Gibsons. A Driftwood Players murder mystery. Dinner included. Tix: $40. Doors: 6pm. Dinner: 6:30pm. June 13 Cosmic Distances: Measuring the Universe with Dr. Garth Jones at Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Trail & Medusa, Sechelt, 7:30pm. Presented by Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Sunshine Coast. Admission by donation. June 14 5th Annual Home & Cottage Show, Gibsons & Area Community Centre, 10am – 5pm. June 14 Tasting of Acetaria Dodi Balsamics at Sunshine Coast Olive Oil Co., Gibsons Landing, 2 – 4pm June 14 Dinner Theatre: Murder at the Reach, Pender Harbour Community Hall, Madeira Park. A Driftwood Players murder mystery. Dinner by Comfort Food Catering included. Tix: $40. Doors: 6pm. Dinner: 6:30pm. June 20 – 22 19th Annual Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival. www.coastjazz.com June 20 Songs of the Silver Screen with Pender Harbour Choir at St. John’s United Church, Davis Bay, 7pm. Tix: $15 June 21 Book Faire at Sechelt Public Library Meeting Room, 10am – 3pm.
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Tip of the Week: Mercury is set to begin its next retrograde cycle from June 7 to July 1. It begins its apparent backward motion in Cancer but will enter its own sign of Gemini on June 17. When in Cancer, the usual challenges like miscommunication, delays, malfunctions of technology and so on will be especially noticeable. We may experience a reprieve of these ‘symptoms’ when Mercury reenters Gemini where it is much more harmonious. So, we can expect something of a mixed bag of influences linked to Mercury retrograde beyond even the usual antics of this tri-annual cycle. On June 23 Venus will enter Gemini as well, contributing ‘her’ special attributes and talents to the mix. But Venus will not quite catch up to Mercury while in Gemini before it re-enters Cancer on July 13. Venus will enter Cancer on July 18 and the two will meet again in late October during Mercury’s next retrograde round. But while both the inner planets, Mercury and Venus, are in Gemini for that three-week period, people are apt to feel more social, in tune with the season and the many festivals and celebrations that will be occurring during this time. Mars in Libra, where it has been since early December 2013 due to its retrograde cycle, will contribute to the overall social tenor implied. Although it will not be quite fast enough to form a harmonious and creative trine to Mercury, it will with Venus. However, it is Venus in Gemini which will be in hot pursuit of her celestial lover at least in terms of forming a trine aspect, the most auspicious in Astrology, on July 13 and under the light of the first Full Moon of the official summer season. Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20) Your focus on matters close to home will get noticeably stronger this week. Amidst a busy cycle in general, your emotions are heightened and sentimentalities stirred.
review all you have ever done professionally and successfully and blow your horn confidently. Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22) Paying attention to the details of the bigger picture is important now. This will help you navigate an otherwise confusing period that could leave you feeling a bit lost. The time is right to push through apathy and inertia. As well, decipher what others have that you need and be willing to ask for support if necessary. You have probably banked a lot of favours so use some now. Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21) As much as you want to move on or forward, you may still feel like you are at a crossroads. Ideally you are at least confronting inner doubts, fears and confusion. What you may be clear about is that you want more of what feels good. But what is the best means of getting what you want? Get ready for another round or research investigation and perhaps some soul searching. Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21) The pace of change in your world has been steadily accelerating. It is affecting your regular routine and perhaps even your entire lifestyle. Trust and acceptance, adaptation and perhaps some sincere prayers will help see you through. You may well find yourself digging deeper for answers this week and into your stash of hidden talents, resources and reserves. Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19) Casting a constructively critical eye towards you daily rhythm is in focus this week. Your perspectives and attitude may require some review. The objective is to see yourself and the world, and in the world, in a more empowered light. Yet, you must be willing and effective in your efforts to make a few adjustments. This will provide the foundation for key investments that are on your mind. Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19) You have entered a creative and dynamic cycle. This is your opportunity to catch-up on any lost ground over the past several months. Establishing a more grounded, practical and aesthetically pleasing environment will inspire your focus. Cooperation
You likely also have reason to feel good and your confidences continue to rise. Creating harmony based on mutual understanding and respect in your most intimate relationships remains a central theme. Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21) Yours is the sign of multiple stream of income and this is probably quite apparent or at least on your mind these days. Now with Venus at home again in your sign (May 28 – June 23) you feel a strong desire to express yourself in beautiful and varied ways. This is where the emphasis on work shifts to expressions of art. Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21) The inspiration of new beginnings is guiding your choices. You are ready to enter new territory, ideally to enjoy quality time with your family. At deeper levels, the prospects of establishing a more reliable and secure flow remains a priority. The time is right to attain education or training. Or perhaps it is your health that requires your sober attention. Either way, just do it, now! Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22) Many thoughts and ideas are percolating in your mind. Notions of expansion, risk and perhaps adventure too are in this brew. It may feel necessary to clear the clutter first. Whether it is in your actual living space or in your mind or both, get clear. Take action on your dreams and visions even if simply by sketching a plan and outlining your to-do list. Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23) Reaching out to stimulate your network of friends and key contacts continues. Reconnecting with family members is also featured. Meanwhile many promising ideas and creative projects are gestating in your imagination. It may take a couple of months before these seeds sprout, but now is the time to prepare the ground and sow. Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22) The time is right to get some extra attention in your public and/or professional life. This window of opportunity will be open for the next few weeks. Don’t let Mercury Retrograde slow you down. Just be extra diligent in your communications and avoid assumptions. As well,
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Sechelt Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market is looking for food vendors for the 2014 season that runs until September 27. At our Market our vendors make, bake and grow what they sell. We have a jurying process, so along with an overview of your experience please submit a list of the foods you are thinking of selling, a valid food safe or market safe certification, and a temporary food vendor permit from Vancouver Coastal Health. Please apply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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ast month we introduced you to the concept of astronomy without visual augmentation. Telescopes are terrific, but can be expensive and need to be properly aligned with due north. A good pair of astronomical binoculars 29, 2014 will set you backMay a pretty penny, and not all binoculars are equal to the task The Delta Aquarids of passingCoast faint Storage starlight class 5may14 fall toward the sun. As they An aurora occurs when Arts Centre, Trail and Methrough their lenses. 2x2 2 columns x 6.25” reach the inner solar system, the sun throws off a blast dusa, Sechelt, club member Fortunately a number the sun’s heat causes the ice of energy known as a coro- and UBC Professor Emeriof periodic events are best Administrative wizard required. Exciting opportunity to join our Coast to melt and create a coma nal mass ejection. Sunlight tus of Astronomy and Physviewed without either. Storage & Containers team! CSC Ltd. is a growing, dynamic storage soluaround the head of the takes about eight minutes ics, Garth Jones, will discuss Number one on the list tions company with a customer base across Canada. The open position is comet, and a tail pointing to reach the earth, but the “Cosmic Distances” – exfull time with some benefits, in our Gibsons, BC office where your capacity to are meteor showers, the leftaway from the Sun. Some of particles that erupt from plaining how the awesome work with an energetic, high-performance team and a willingness to learn overs from passing comets. these comets actually make the surface in a CME take distances of the universe will be highly appreciated. Meteors are the dust and it close enough to be spotbetween 16 and 30 hours are measured. Astronomical small pebbles left in the The primary focus is supporting our busy Sales/Purchasing Deted by astronomers, who are to reach us, giving us plenty Society club meeting. Evwake of comets that have partment. You will be responsible for duties which include office adminmostly amateurs. A very few of time to go looking for eryone welcome. Donations come close to the earth’s oristration, customer account management, and support in sales, inventory May 29, 2014 comets grow to regal magaurorae. These can be seen gratefully appreciated. management and purchasing. You are customer service oriented and can bit at some time in the past. nificence, but many others at almost any latitude, deJoin the discussion at the skillfully manage and maintain long term client relationships and have a As they enter the atmofail to produce a display pending on how extreme Astro Café at 8:30 p.m. on proven track record in this area. Prior sales and purchasing experience and sphere, they burn up, often a keen understanding of costing and profitability will be an asset. Position worthy of expectations. In the event is. They resemble Friday, June 20 at Pier 17 in spectacularly. There are a involves constant coordination with other locations & departments so you ancient times comets were curtains of light – usually Davis Bay. Weather permitnumber of regular showers are a team player and a creative and strategic thinker with strong decision thought to be harbingers or green, but sometimes blue ting, telescopes will be set each year. The Delta Aquamaking ability. You are proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outomens, but – as in the case and red – dancing across up on the seawalk. rids peak around July 28 look) at an intermediate level. If you have great interpersonal skills, excepeach year. These meteors are of the comet of 1066 – one large swaths of the night sky. Submitted by the Royal Astrotional attention to detail, superior communication - both verbal and writFriday, June 13 at 7:30 nomical Society – Sunshine known for long paths. The man’s omen of doom is anten, the ability to meet deadlines, excel when challenged, and the capacity other’s trumpet of glory. p.m. at the Sunshine Coast Coast (www.coastastronomy.ca) Perseids, due between late to juggle complex tasks, we are looking for you! July and the middle of AuWe offer outstanding professional development (support by our gust (peak around August external, experienced advisors), personal coaching and a great working 12) are perhaps the best of environment. Starting salary is commensurate with experience. If you are the bunch, consistently prolooking for a new challenge, want to live/work on the beautiful Sunshine nd the winner is … ducing upwards of 30 meCoast and want to join our team please submit your resume along with a the Sunshine Coast teors per hour at their peak. one page cover letter and the names and contact numbers of three referBROUGHT TO YOU BY community! Claytons crossword 1jun14 Many sport long trains, and ences to firstname.lastname@example.org – put in the subject “Assistant to Sales DeThat was the consensus quite a few will be brilliant. partment Resume” (only applications that are complete Solution on page 15and sent by email Courtesy of puzzlechoice.com Comets themselves are Thursday night when five will be accepted). 2. Moses’ brother balls of ice and dirt that talented social enterprise enFlax fabric Please note in the cover letter where you saw3.4.the posting. Resumes will Historicjob period have circled the sun for eons trepreneurs from the Coast 5. Order of business be accepted until June 09, 2014. 6. Leases in a ‘cloud’ far outside the pitched their local food 7. Initial wager 8. Defense in a retreat We thank everyone for their interest; only candidates selected for an inter- Juneorbit based ideas at the Barnraiser 5, 2014 of Pluto, our eighth9. American Sign view will be contacted. 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Pro- benefits for themselves, gram by five local entre- their customers/clients and preneurs (Arsenault, Deb the community at large … Gleason, Celia Robben, including healthy food and Window Washing Traci Stremlaw and Amber May 29, 2014more sustainable food secuStoby), building on ideas rity, not to mention local, they wanted to launch as meaningful jobs.” FREE ESTIMATES business/social enterprises. Apryl Veld, The program included Contributing Writer WCB Coverage ftfn tfn Require reliable 1:1 Caregiver with ECE, experience working with children with developmental disabilities and American Sign Language. Knowledge of Augmentative Communication devices an asset. Active outgoing person with a love for children. Must have a reliable vehicle. Hours: Mon –Fri 0700 - 0900 & 1500 - 1700 - 20 hrs / wk plus additional coverage for non-instructional school days. 8 hrs/ day June 30 – July 18 - Aug 5 – Aug 31. 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