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Fly market soars

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SCRD recycling depots to join MMBC T

he Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) will join the new Multi Materials BC (MMBC) recycling program over the coming weeks. As crossBC implementation of the MMBC program began May 19, 2014, the SCRD expects it will provide enhanced recycling of paper and packaging materials. Most major BC municipalities and regional districts have opted into the MMBC program, being implemented in response to longstanding local government requests to shift responsibility for recycling of consumer packaging materials to producers, and away from local taxpayers. The program will be implemented at SCRD recycling depots in Gibsons, Sechelt and Pender Harbour as soon as agreements are reached with local recycling depot operators. “This program will assist the SCRD in meeting local and regional objectives to achieve 65 per cent diver-

sion of waste from landfills by 2016,” says Garry Nohr, SCRD Board Chair. “It is an important next step in extended producer responsibility programs, where the producers of packaging and printed paper bear the cost of managing these materials.” Under the MMBC program, the SCRD will be responsible for recycling collection services only. Postcollection services (material processing and transport to market) will be MMBC’s responsibility. The MMBC program provides financial incentives for the SCRD to help fund collection services, while expanding the list of recyclable products accepted. New items include: styrofoam, hot and cold paper drink cups, milk and soup cartons, plastic garden pots and plastic microwaveable bowls and cups. Recycling drop-off depot service contracted by the SCRD will be for residential users only. Commercial and industrial operators will not

be eligible to drop off materials free of charge at SCRD depots, and are encouraged to make separate arrangements with local recycling operators. “MMBC has clearly stated that they have no plans to send materials in this recycling program to incineration or waste-to-energy facilities,” says Jeremy Valeriote, SCRD Manager of Waste Reduction and Recovery. “As participants in the program, we will monitor recycled material uses to make sure they are aligned with the region’s zero waste goals.” Curbside recycling collection will continue in District of Sechelt and Sechelt Indian Government District, outside of the MMBC program. New curbside collection programs in Halfmoon Bay and Roberts Creek are being considered. More information on which materials will be accepted for recycling at

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echelt resident Bill Markham will be busy in the home and garden this summer, as he puts the $1200 in gift certificates won in The Local Weekly’s Home and Garden Give-Away to good use. Participating businesses included Connected Electronics, Artworks Gallery and Framing, B&B Kitchen Concepts, Pender Harbour Automotive and Tire, Paul’s Paintin’ Place, Dreamland Sleep Shop, Rona, The Coast Sign and Print, Medicine Shoppe, and Canadian Tire. Heather Jeal photo

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t the May 14 Committee of the Whole Meeting, Sechelt Mayor John Henderson (left) accepted a plaque of appreciation presented to Sechelt Council by Mark Coombs (right) of RCM-SAR Station 12 (Halfmoon Bay), with other Station members also in attendance. The presentation was made in appreciation for the provision of free moorage for Station 12’s boathouse at Sechelt’s Porpoise Bay Wharf. The boathouse serves as a permanent lifeboat station for the Sechelt Inlet area. Photo submitted


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Editorial Opinion Being aware of local government


his week, we celebrate Local Government Awareness in BC. On the Coast, we are more aware of local government than most communities because we have more of it than most: two municipalities, one regional district, islands that come under both the Regional District and the Islands Trust (administratively), and two first nations governed areas (shíshálh First Nation and the Burrard/Squamish First Nation that administers a number of small pockets along west Howe Sound. Coordinating this knot of governance requires a unique skill set, and the ability to balance off the needs of various areas with the demands of others, and all while addressing the ongoing budget challenges that every government faces. On the Sunshine Coast, as Garry Nohr explains this week, our Regional District carries this forward. The problem many Coast residents have is knowing where the municipal boundaries and responsibilities end, and where the SCRD and provincial boundaries begin. Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, does not clarify this when she notes that “Local government represents a major part of the public sector in British Columbia, providing communities with essential infrastructure, including streets, sidewalks, water, schools, public safety and recreation. In 2012, BC’s local governments spent about $8.1 billion, helping to support economic growth, create jobs, stimulate investment, attract people and sustain a high quality of life.” On the Coast, our governments spend a healthy chunk of change on much of that infrastructure, but in the SCRD streets, sidewalks and subdivision is the responsibility of the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure. Those potholes along Route 101 and snow clearance (or lack of it) on the side roads are a provincial responsibility. Oakes goes on to say that “Local government provides the focus for community-level democracy in British Columbia. Through their local governments, British Columbians create collective responses to challenges and build community-based strategies to realize common goals.” Part of that community-level democracy will roll into action this fall as residents step up to cast ballots for a roster of Councillors, Directors, Trustees, and a couple of Mayors. This is when the rubber hits the road – when electoral hopefuls roll out their vision for our communities’ collective future, and the majority says ‘yea’ or ‘nay’ to the ideas presented. It’s not too soon to think about our collective future – to encourage people of character to run for office, to dream the community we want our local governments to build for us. Heather Jeal, Editor




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Letters to the Editor – Opinions Derelict in duty Editor’s note: This letter has been edited for length. The full letter may be read on our website at On the May long weekend just past, our family was thrilled to participate as a venue site for the Roberts Creek Arts Festival (RCAF). Over the Saturday and Sunday festival hours (11 am to 6 pm), our 10-acre property, Mise en Place, located at the end of a private cul de sac in upper Roberts Creek hosted local films, music, art and food to approximately 850 visitors, many from off the Coast. We had offered to host any festival visitors or artists/ performers who couldn’t arrange other accommodation on the busiest weekend of the year, or who just wished to camp on our property. The site offered a picturesque, safe, hygienic facility with a home cooked continental style breakfast. Four groups with a total of fewer than 14 people registered for camping each night, and had made provisions for “porta-potties,” garbage etc., and between festival insurance and our own we carried seven million dollars liability coverage. A complaint from an undisclosed source resulted in a visit from representatives from SCRD Bylaws and Coastal Health on Wednesday morning who informed us that camping is not a permitted use on our RU3 zoned property and the SCRD intended to enforce the by-law the fullest extent possible. After a site tour the inspector from Coastal Health stated he was satisfied that we met or exceeded all possible requirements to ensure

the wellbeing of guests, residents and neighbors and he would deliver a favorable opinion in his report to SCRD Directors. The Bylaw officer was also comfortable with the provisions and indicated that the only real issue was the letter of the law. The SCRD Board met “in Camera” (not open to the public, no minutes recorded for public record and no opportunity to represent our case) on Thursday morning and at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, we received a phone call stating that a Bylaws officer would arrive at 9 a.m. Friday morning with a “cease and desist” order, stating that camping could not take place. This left us less than four hours to make alternate arrangements for groups travelling from off Coast to attend the festival. We are very disappointed in our local government. This short notice decision, and the lack of a “special events bylaw” to enable legitimate exemptions to support activities such as this, make us wonder if those we have elected really do have a connection to the kinds of events that the Coast needs to promote itself and mature as a community. Our closest neighbors have all pledged letters of support and are dismayed at the complaint and the subsequent action of a board who clearly is not of the people, nor for the people. Nobody’s interests were served in this action least of all those visitors we are supposedly trying to encourage. We have learned a great deal about our local government from this, and are disappointed and deeply saddened. Sarah Bradley, Roberts Creek

What a drag! Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to Sechelt Mayor and Council, and copied to The Local Weekly for publication. As a member of the Sunshine Coast Drag Racing Association (SCDRA) it’s disappointing to hear innovation and growth on the Sunshine Coast is at the expense of an established community group like the SCDRA. As reported in the Friday, May 16, issue of the Coast Reporter the SCDRA is on notice and the District of Sechelt will be giving them the boot once the airport funding is in place. I support the airport expansion but has the District of Sechelt put forth a sincere effort to work with this club and help them continue with their vision for drag racing on the Sunshine Coast? When reading through minutes of the Airport Development Advisory Committee (ADAC), comments support the demise of the SCDRA. At a March 27 meeting of the ADAC, it was suggested SCDRA may want to hire a consultant to touch on what drag racing means to the Sunshine Coast as well as the economic benefit. The committee member added, “the community needs an informed decision.” Unfortunately, the SCDRA, like most nonprofit organizations on the Sunshine Coast, don’t have thousands of dollars to pay for a study! The benefits of drag racing have been documented in letters and presentations to both the District of Sechelt and the Airport Development Advisory Committee. I challenge the District

of Sechelt to work with the SCDRA and ensure drag racing on the Sunshine Coast isn’t destined for the history books. Richard Austin Halfmoon Bay

Spicing up the Coast Heather Jeal’s plea for the animals of this world (at home or in the wild) in her recent editorial is a passionate reminder for humans to act more responsibly. I love to read Jeal’s editorials and appreciate her courage to tackle many interesting topics. They make daily life on the Coast a bit more spicy. Bernadette Calonego, Roberts Creek See more letters at 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: Deadline for letters and submissions is Monday at 3pm.

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How local governments work together Coast Watch Garry Nohr Chair Sunshine Coast Regional District and Repesentative for Halfmoon Bay, Area B


n the Sunshine Coast, local governments work effectively together. A good collaborative relationship among them allows for opportunities to get grants and support from provincial and federal governments. It has become clear that each of the local governments must work together if they wish to keep taxes in line. They must look at sharing resources and reducing costs by purchasing materials together. At the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) all local governments except the Squamish Nation have a member on the board. Costs of purchasing materials or equipment are approved by a weighted vote that includes all sitting members. A weighted vote is based on population and the breakdown is as follows: Gibsons, 3; Elphinstone, 2; Howe Sound and the Islands, 2; Roberts Creek, 2; Sechelt Indian Government District, 1; District of

Sechelt, 5; Halfmoon Bay, 2; and Pender Harbour and Egmont, 2—for a total of 19. It therefore takes 10 votes to pass a motion for the budget or to change a bylaw. At times there are votes that only include the rural areas. At all times, the board works with the concept of assisting all constituents on the Coast. The regional district tries to work with neighboring governments on all issues within the regional district and asks for their support on concerns that are not in the mandate of local governments. Some of these issues are Coast-wide, and others only include certain areas of the regional district. Recent examples of the latter include such concerns in Howe Sound as derelict boats and the possibility of a wasteburning incinerator. All local governments work with the Sunshine Coast Regional District as members of the Hospital District Board. All governments are also involved in solid waste management, recreational facilities, and the drinking water system. A positive example of local governments working together is the initiative by

Gibsons council to bring a full-time judge to the coast. Support came from all local governments. Each board or council sent a representative to the meeting with the ministry to lobby for this important need and were successful. Recently the local governments have attended numerous meetings with provincial ministry representatives to impress upon them the Sunshine Coast’s constituents’ concerns about BC Ferries. There are constant meetings between local government staffs to exchange information on planning, bylaws, waste management, recreational facilities, and economic development. In addition, the mayors, chief, and chair of the regional district meet to discuss local government directions. They also appear together on the local Channel 11 TV show Meet Your Local Government, to inform constituents of current directions. Such efforts demonstrate how each government works with the others to ensure excellent service functions in order to maintain or improve life on the Sunshine Coast.

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More than two dozen small aircraft converged on Sechelt airport May 17 and 18 for the third annual ‘Fly Market’ hosted by the Recreational Aircraft Association’s Sunshine Coast chapter. Backed by conceptual drawings of the proposed improved airport, tables groaned under the weight of aeronautical parts and equipment, offering everything from wheel chocks to storage hangars, parachutes, propellers, nose cones, and remote control aircraft. The public, invited to attend for the first time, turned out to admire the airplanes, browse the tables and enjoy a lunch of barbecued burgers and hot dogs. Photo Heather Jeal

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chools and school districts can now apply for $1.5 million in grants to help bring artists into classrooms. ArtStarts in Schools receives funding from the BC Arts Council to deliver two grant programs to help schools bring professional artists into contact with students. Artists in Education provides school districts with subsidies to bring in performing artists for activities including music, dance, literary and theatrical per-

formances as well as visual artist and other residencies. The application deadline is May 23, 2014. Artists in the Classroom provides individual schools with subsidies to bring visual, literary, media or performing artists to work in residency and relates an art form with a subject area students are studying. The application deadline is May 30, 2014. Examples of previous grants include, a fiddle strings residency by a pro-

fessional musician in Bella Coola’s elementary school, airbrush techniques and metal mask making taught by a visual artist to high school students at George P. Vanier in Courtenay and the creation of an art garden by environmental artists and middle school children at Kelowna’s Springvalley Middle School. More information, including guidelines and application forms can be found at: Submitted

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he mind can be a very powerful tool to overcome challenges in life and when you understand how it works and you empower yourself to be at peace with those around you and to live the life you choose. Each person has an inner wisdom: a knowing that can help guide decisions or create change. This wisdom is stored in the subconscious mind and it knows everything, looks after and protects you. Sometimes the actions intended to protect end up holding a person back from doing something else and feels more like a block or a wall that is very hard to move through. There is a natural state of mind that is experienced just before falling asleep: the Theta state. The brainwaves slow down and one becomes very relaxed and this when

one can dip into the subconscious mind and start to use the imagination. It has been described as the lucid dream state, when you know you are still awake, yet your conscious mind is no longer present. When a person create this state of mind at will, you can use this time to communicate with the subconscious mind and visualize what you want to achieve. This creates a program to help you create behaviour you know you are capable of. This is self-hypnosis and can become a very powerful tool to heal the self physically, emotionally and spiritually. Self hypnosis can help to heal relationships and help overcome feelings of being overwhelmed or symptoms of anxiety. It can help move one through fear and change perception of an event so

it does not affect one any more. It can help to bring a feeling of peace to someone suffering from chronic pain or illness. If you want to create more confidence or more focus on a task, you can do this by communicating to your subconscious mind. It also helps you connect to your spiritual side to feel more grounded, aligned and balanced. As you practice more and more it becomes automatic to view your world in a new way. You find that you live your life free from fear and doubt, start to see things as they truly are, heal relationships and learn to look after yourself in a whole new way. To learn more about hypnotherapy and meditation, visit Submitted by Cynthia Miller

Speak! Reading a dog’s body language Pet Smarts Jane Bowers Professional Trainer

Editor’s Note: Jane Bowers returns to The Local Weekly as a regular columnist. This is the first in a series on canine communication. ogs have a rich and varied communication system and an understanding of what dogs are telling us helps avoid misunderstandings between humans and dogs. We all recognize behaviors like the ‘play invitation,’ a deep bow-like position a dog assumes in an attempt to initiate play or during play but this bow can mean other things too. Thanks to people researching canine communication and people doing PhD’s in dog behavior and related topics, we know more about this subject now than ever before. For example, the familiar play-initiating bow is also used by dogs to help a nervous or unsure dog feel better about meeting another dog and by the


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nervous pooch hoping for a happy outcome when meeting a new canine. A wagging tail is generally accepted as an indication that the dog is friendly but dogs actually use their tails to emphasize signals displayed in their face or body; a wagging tail may not indicate friendliness when combined with other signals. A tail carried high and wagging slowly is often the sign of a confident dog. Anxious or very young dogs sometimes put their tails between their legs – it is thought that this is to protect vulnerable body parts in case of attack. Breed plays a part in the tail carriage: herding dogs keep their tails low

and eliminate that distraction to the sheep they are controlling while sled dogs carry their tails high and provide the driver with information about any impending inter-dog issues. Dogs who have been subjected to violent ‘corrections’ like collar scruffs and are afraid, may greet their owner and others by crawling, urinating and wagging their tail in an effort to keep things calm and avoid punishment. It is thought that dogs who have had their tails docked are vulnerable to misunderstandings with other dogs because the dog with the docked tail is now very limited in his ability to communication. Next Article: Stress Signals…

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Health & Wellness

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ur ability to finely control muscles of the mouth and throat when releasing air from our lungs gives us our most important communication tool: the human voice. Speaking and singing uses some of the fastest-acting muscles of our body to produce a vast array of intricate sound combinations that allow us to communicate our thoughts and emotions with precision and finesse. Because we can’t see the majority of the movements and shapes of the vocal tract, we learn as toddlers to mimic the sounds we hear simply by listening to the voices of those around us. This is why hearing is so important to speech production. Problems with perceiving or producing speech can compromise our ability to express ourselves, to share our thoughts with others, thereby profoundly impacting our relationships with family, friends and society. Typical human speech spans a spectrum of sound wave frequencies from about 125 to 8000 cycles per sec-

ond. The sound or character of our voice is unique to each of us due to the shape and size of our lungs, throat and nasal passages and the rate at which we vibrate our vocal cords. Children have higher pitched voices because their overall anatomy is smaller than adults, and women have higher voices than men for similar reasons. Hearing loss in certain frequency ranges can therefore make it more difficult to understand certain types of voices but not others, giving the impression to hearing impaired persons that the problem lies with other people, not with their hearing. Specialized hair cells in the inner ear (cochlea, named because its shape resembles a concha shell) help a healthy cochlea act as a biological amplifier, enhancing faint sound vibrations by contracting and expanding the outer hair cells. Very much like pushing a child on a swing, the outer hair cell adds energy to a sound wave by moving in time with the rate of sound vibration. The additional

energy added to faint sound waves by hair cell motion can be measured, and the presence of these emissions is one of the hallmarks of normal hearing. This is how newborns are screened for hearing problems. The loss of hair cell function is the most common reason for permanent hearing loss in adults. Hair cells are most numerous in the high frequency coding regions of the cochlea, likely because high frequency sounds are much harder to detect, containing far less sound energy than low frequency sounds by comparison. This is likely why hair cell loss often erodes high frequency hearing, making speech difficult to understand and giving the overall perception that people are mumbling. Be kind to your hair cells, they are delicate and vulnerable. Because they are so metabolically active, they require a good blood supply and balanced electrolytes and therefore are highly sensitive to changes in blood composition brought

about by unbalanced diets high in salt and sugar, alcohol, smoking and even some medications. The inner ear is designed to enhance soft sounds and is ill equipped to handle excessive exposure to loud sounds from industrial noise or amplified music. Wear ear protection to preserve speech perception and prevent tinnitus (ringing or noise in the ear). If you are experiencing difficulty hearing or tinnitus, have your hearing checked by an audiologist. Submitted by Dr. Shannon MacLean, PhD

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rt aficionados, music fans and film buffs all found something to enjoy at the second annual Roberts Creek Arts Festival May 16, 17 and 18. Held at a series of venues throughout the Creek, visitors discovered studios, artists, and artisans creating world-class work. Oh, and food. Lots of food. Visitors who arrived by car found parking challenging, sometimes requiring a bit of a hike to the studio – but when the experience includes a tenor sax wafting mellow jazz through the ferns and cedars, the walk captures that special Coastal ambience.

Children found something to captivate at each venue – encouraged to ride on Mardi Ahmed’s mobile sculpture at the Art Barn, watching films at any of several venues, or getting hooked on circus arts at Mis en Place while parents strolled the galleries, enjoyed live music, or even caught a quick massage. Organizers hope to build on the momentum from this year’s event, which drew an average of 800 visitors to each venue over the two days and three nights. Photos and story by Heather Jeal & Ian Thomas

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The oft-repeated comment that people with disabilities need help navigating the system in order to better understand and access government supports and services resulted in the government’s commitment to establish an accessibility secretariat within the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation. The secretariat will work across government to develop improved navigation support and information sharing about programs, services and resources available for people with disabilities. It will be fully up and running by fall 2014. In addition, a summit on

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lthough ferry traffic for April improved over the same month in 2013 due to a combination of the Easter long weekend and good weather, volumes are still well below those for 2009 – 2012, says Ferry Advisory Committee member Jakob Knaus. Volunteer Knaus has regularly tracked and analyzed traffic volumes for Advisory Committee will the past several years. Knaus is awaiting de- meet with BC Ferries reps tails that will indicate at Chaster House in Gibhow ‘Seniors Travel’ fares, sons on Wednesday, May implemented April 1, 3, 28 October 2013at 6:30 p.m. The semihave impacted travel now annual meeting is open that half-price fares are in to the public. The agenda effect Monday through will include feedback from previous public meetings Thursday. Members of the Ferry organized by the Minis-

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aunched April 1, ChiLd the Care Services ministry’s provincewide consultation on the idea of converting some volumebased forest licences to areabased tree farm licences officially wraps up at noon on May 30. Anyone interested in participating in a public discussion on the expansion of area-based forest manageThe Local Childcare column header ment is encouraged to visit the ministry’s public engagement website at http:// travelling across the prov- are not being considered on ures. This site has reference ince, meeting with stake- a provincewide basis. They material, questions and holder groups, First Na- could be one “tool in the answers, a discussion paper tions and members of the toolbox” that may help with and an interactive blog with general public. The schedule mid-term timber supply ispostings from consultation of meetings wraps up this sues in parts of the Interior leader, veteran professional week with sessions in Na- that have been impacted by forester Jim Snetsinger. naimo (May 21) and Van- the mountain pine beetle. To date, the website has couver (May 22 and 23). Following the engagereceived more than 6,500 Discussions are focused on ment process, Snetsinger visits, more than 119 com- the potential benefits that will compile the feedback ments and over 600 people proponents may be able to into a report and deliver his have downloaded the dis- provide by converting some recommendations to Forest cussion paper. A lively dis- volume-based to area-based Lands and Natural Resource cussion has also been occur- tenures, the criteria for eval- Operations Minister Steve ring on the blog. uating applications, and the Thomson no later than June Over the past seven process for implementing 30, 2014. weeks, Snetsinger has been conversions. Conversions Submitted

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Notice of Disposition TAKE NOTICE that, in accordance with section 26 of the Community Charter, the Town of Gibsons proposes to dispose of the following interest in lands. The Town owns the fee simple interest in and holds a leasehold interest in certain 22, 2014 lands more particularlyMay described as follows: Certain parcels of land, commonly known as Lots 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 36, 37, 40, 41, 44 and 45 of Block 22-27, District Lot 685, Plan 4856, owned in the name of the Village of Gibsons, together with Lot D, Block 22-27, District Lot 685, Plan 22043, owned in the name of the Town of Gibsons (the “Lands”); and Certain lands in the bed of Howe Sound being unsurveyed foreshore, commonly known as DL6093, Group 1, New Westminister District, containing 3.874 hectares, assigned to the Corporation of the Town of Gibsons under General Lease Number 242098 dated March 1, 2012 and being more particularly shown on the plan of Section 1.4, The Plan of Appendix 1 of the amendment to the agreement (the “Water Lot”).. By an agreement made November 17, 1983, as amended, the Town leased the Lands and the Water Lot to the Gibsons Marina Hotel Inc., which expired December 31, 2011. GMHI has the right to renew this Agreement on the same terms and conditions subject to the renewal of the Town’s head lease with the Province and the ability of GMHI and the Town to agree on rent; either through negotiation or arbitration. The Town proposes to grant to the Gibsons Marina Hotel Inc. (GMHI) a renewal of the lease of the Lands and the Water Lot on the same terms and conditions of the original lease in consideration for which the tenant shall pay rent of 15% of gross revenues, plus one third of the Town’s annual water lot head lease payment and otherwise observe the terms and conditions of the original lease. The term of the agreement shall end February 27, 2042.

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DATES ANNOUNCED FOR THE DAY SCHOLARS CERTIFICATION HEARING For Immediate Release: Vancouver The Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Canada has ordered that the motion seeking to certify the Day Scholars Law Suit as a Class Action will be held starting on April 13, 2015, and continuing the remainder of that week to finish on April 20, 2015. Justice Harrington of the Federal Court of Canada will be presiding. In August, 2012 the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Indian Band and the Sechelt Indian Band, on behalf of the bands and band members launched the Day Scholars Class Action Law Suit against Canada to seek compensation for those band members who attended Indian Residential Schools, but who did not live at the schools. While the Canadian Government has put forward various procedural road blocks over the last two years, the order of the Chief Justice signals that it is time for this law suit to go to the next stage, and ultimately resolution. Chief Shane Gottfriedson of Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc said, “This is an important day for us. Finally we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, all of Canada’s attempts to delay this law suit are behind us and we can at last move on to discussing what really happened at the Residential Schools.”

Chief Calvin Craigan of Sechelt Indian Band, “We have waited a long time to get to this point. While we aren’t guaranteed success at the certification hearing, we are confident that this law suit will be certified as a class action, and we can work at obtaining fair compensation for all those who were day scholars at Canada’s residential schools.” Certification of a Class Action is a significant formal step in the life of a law suit. One of the main purposes of certification is to determine just who will be included as members of the class that, in this case, are suing the Canadian Government. At the certification hearing, the judge will be asked to determine these issues. Under the claim as proposed, if TteS and SIB are successful, then any Native Canadian who attended an Indian Residential School, but who did not live at the school would automatically be added to the law suit. This would have the effect of dramatically expanding the number of people affected by the outcome of any trial or settlement discussion. Once a law suit has been certified as a class action, then the matter will move forward to either a settlement or ultimately a trial. The two bands will continue to oversee the law suit, on behalf of any and all class members across Canada. The timing for any trial has not yet been determined.

Anyone wishing to learn more or ask about participating should contact: Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Indian Band: Jo-Anne Gottfriedson • Ph: 250-828-9788 • Email: Sechelt Indian Band - Contact Person: Taleetha Elliott • Ph: 604-885-9404 ext: 267 • Email:

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