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Powell River mixed martial arts competitor Michael Hill realized a dream when he was crowned welterweight champion after his fight at the Xcessive Force Fight Championship in Grande Prairie, Alberta, on Saturday, August 11. Hill won in a unanimous decision victory. The five-round fight against Matt Krayco was the main event of the evening and brings Hill’s overall record to 11-4-1. It was a spirited match, according to MMA Empire reporter Joel Griffith. Get the PeakoftoaGo “It was your typical Mike Hill fight; I can’t think single moment iPhone app now that they were on the ground,” said Griffith. “They were available in the standing and striking. Mike just landed more shots, App he was more consistent, powerStore or iTunes ful and accurate, and did plenty enough to win. It ended up being fight of the night.” Preparing for events like this requires time and massive amounts of training. During his last fight, Hill badly broke his right hand in the first round, but battled through and ended up winning. Coming back from the injury took patience. “The first six weeks of training camp were annoying not being able to use my right hand; I had to slowly introduce it back into a glove and Get the to Gome to work on bag,” said Hill. “But it was also a good balance asPeak it forced iPhone app now other parts of my game. Plus, it made it fun in theintraining available the room to limit my choice of weapons and figure out ways to win a fight with one arm. App Store or iTunes It makes you think a lot more.” Winning the welterweight title is a goal Hill has worked towards and visualized since he started training. “Winning this belt is something I set out to do since I got into this sport,” he said. “After nine years it feels like I really earned it.” It may also be a career changer, according to Griffith, putting Hill closer to the UFC, one of the biggest MMA promoters in the world. “Getting a title certainly puts him right in the conversation,” he said. “He was on their radar before. Now that he has the title they’re going to be bringing in some stiffer competition for him to face.” In an interview with Griffith, Hill named the UFC fighter he would like to challenge. “I want Sheldon Westcott,” he said. “The guy is holding up a UFC position and he doesn’t even fight.” Hill said he will defend his belt before Christmas this year and that his team is currently putting out calls to UFC Canada for upcoming shows. “They could ask me to fill in anytime now,” said Hill. “We will be ready for whatever opportunity and next big challenge that lies ahead.” For now, Hill said he is looking forward to a break and spending time with the people who matter most to him. “I’m going to take the rest of the summer off,” he added, “and spend it with my daughter and family.”

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City recommends Willingdon Beach for volleyball courts Decision disappoints Powell River Volleyball Association president DAVID BRINDLE

SAND SPIKERS: Brooks Secondary School students Quinn Elzer [left] and Alenor Boyd participated in beach volleyball action recently on the Willingdon Beach court. City of Powell River wants to make it a regulation court. DAVID BRINDLE PHOTO

After looking at eight locations for proposed beach volleyball courts, City of Powell River’s parks, recreation and culture department made its recommendation to committee of the whole on August 14. Department director Ray Boogaards said the best place to put one regulation beach volleyball court, and perhaps two in the future, is where the existing recreational court is located at Willingdon Beach. An allotment of a 100-foot by 84-foot area would fit two courts and satisfy the needs of the community, but the






project would begin with one court, he added. The decision is not what volleyball proponents wanted. One court does not allow for league play or tournaments, which require a minimum of four. “We are grateful the city has committed to upgrading one court at its cost,” said School District 47 superintendent of schools Jay Yule who, along with Powell River Volleyball Association president Bill Rounis, made the request for beach volleyball courts in the city. “We will continue to pursue our goal of enough courts to run events and provide youth with more recreational opportunities,” added Yule. At a committee of the whole meeting in June, Yule and Rounis recommended the south parking area of Willingdon Beach. That location was seriously considered, according to Boogaards. “All the gravel would be removed, replaced with grass

and numerous activities could be put in that area,” said Boogaards. “Volleyball courts with a sand base could also be installed in the grassy area.” The site is considered an ideal location with existing public washrooms on site and a lot of other amenities, said Boogaards. But beach volleyball courts at Willingdon south may be confined and restricted by major summer events, and obstacles could arise from future development, he added. For those reasons, the location was not recommended. “There’s only a limited amount of space during some of the larger events like Powell River Logger Sports and BC Bike Race,” said Boogaards. “It does limit that site for additional uses.” City councillor Russell Brewer said he would back the Willingdon Beach site but not the Willingdon south location. “I’d be willing to move on that first option to upgrade it or try to get two [courts] there, whatever that takes,”

said Brewer. “There’s no way I want to get into a discussion about Willingdon south right now.” Councillor and committee chair CaroleAnn Leishman said any public engagement on the Willingdon south location is a “political black hole.” Mowat Bay was recommended by the school district and volleyball association as a second option. Boogaards said it could have been ideal for beach volleyball but with its proximity to the beach, there would be no other space available for passive recreation on the grass area for park users. “I was disappointed to hear neither of our original two proposals of Mowat Bay and the parking lot at Willingdon were recommended in the report to city council,” said Rounis. The committee directed staff to return with a report for two courts at Willingdon Beach and discussion with the school district on shared costs.

Bell tolls for town square City of Powell River councillor attempts to resurrect clock and green space concept DAVID BRINDLE

A proposed town square, including green space and a clock at the intersection of Marine Avenue and Alberni Street is currently a dead item, according to City of Powell River councillor CaroleAnn Leishman. But Leishman said she thinks there is a way to revive the unfinished business. “I recommend a simplified tender document because the previous tender document was so ridiculous,” she added. “It was completely out of scope for this type of work.” Powell River Community Forest [PRCF] had been asked to provide funds to cover requirements of additional works and services to

SIMPLE SQUARE: City of Powell River is looking at ways to bring life to a town square on Marine Avenue. DAVID BRINDLE PHOTO

the corner property, which is owned by the city. “Currently, PRCF has approved approximately $117,000 and gave a seperate $20,000 to the Marine Avenue Business Association for the clock,” said Leishman. She added that funds have been approved but the planning department needs direction to redo a request for proposals (RFP) and start over again on a project that was first proposed by MABA in 2011. The plan then was for a mixed-use area with some

parking, surrounded by green space, benches for sitting and a location for the clock on the northwest corner of the lot. “Let’s just put out a simplified request for proposals and ask the applicants to make suggestions of how we can bring this in under our budget,” said Leishman. “We have a set budget from Community Forest.” RFPs call for companies to submit proposals and financial bids on the completion of a project. In this case, it’s $117,000.

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City accepts offer to develop aviation industry Deal in place on land within Powell River Airport DAVID BRINDLE

Plans to develop an aviation industrial park were announced at City of Powell River’s regular council meeting on August 16. Throughout his second term, mayor Dave Formosa, along with councillors and economic development staff, has been working on airport development and building a small aviation industry. This opportunity is the closest the city has come. “We’ve been keeping this under wraps for a year and a half and quite frankly we’re optimistic we’ll see small aircraft manufactured here,” said Formosa. The city has accepted an offer to enter into a 99year lease with Gaoshi Holdings (Canada) Limited

on a 4.6-hectare parcel of land within the city-owned Powell River Airport for $600,000. The deal also includes a 10year tax revitalization bylaw “to help him build his industry,” said Formosa. The tax structure would see Gaoshi pay nothing in the first year and then graduate each year by 10 per cent to 100 per cent at the end of the period. Formosa said he believes the public will accept the tax break. “There’s been nobody knocking on our door,” said Formosa. “There’s been no interest. We’ve tried and tried to get someone here to do development.” Formosa said he and council are trying to create an aviation industry. A recent study by a conservative economic institute said tax breaks can help grow the air transport sector. According to the announcement from city manager of economic development and communications Scott Randolph, Gaoshi in-

FLYING HIGH: City of Powell River mayor Dave Formosa and city council have been working for a year and a half on a deal to create a small craft aviation industry. DAVID BRINDLE PHOTO

tends to develop an aviation industrial park, which will include maintenance and repair operations, accredited pilot and maintenance technician programs and possibly aviation manufacturing of small aircraft. “It’s huge; it’s big,” said Randolph. “Bottom line is this helps us take a further

step in diversifying our economy. It also secures an anchor tenant at the airport, which gives us a business case for further development there.” Randolph said the full amount of $600,000 is being held in trust with the city’s lawyers. “Now it’s just a matter of

fulfilling our end of the deal and doing the revitalization bylaw,” he added. According to Randolph’s report, the offer includes a commitment by Gaoshi to begin construction within two years and obtain occupancy permits by the fourth year of the lease. “If either deadline is not

met, the city will have the option to buy the lease out at the original price. While the city has accepted the offer, the deal is not done, yet. A lease and tax revitalization bylaw are being drafted and will be brought back to council for review and approval.

Cannabis retail stores require zoning bylaws for approval DAVID BRINDLE


potential cannabis retailer,” said Fergusson. The provincial licence application is step one, then the onus is on the city for much of the process, according to Fergusson’s report to committee of the whole on July 26. “The province sends out to the relevant local government to review the application,” said Fergusson, who is taking the lead on the cannabis file for the city’s planning department. “We don’t have zoning in place right now but a report has been given to committee of the whole to consider zoning updates so we can then review those applications as they come in.”




On August 10, the provincial government opened the process for applications to operate private cannabis retail outlets. City of Powell River is not aware of any local applications being made to the province, according to senior city

planner Daniella Fergusson. “But we’re assuming the existing dispensaries in town will apply under the program,” said Fergusson. Four dispensaries are currently operating within the city. Powell River has its hands full getting ready for legalization, including education, enforcement and public consumption issues. Most importantly, zoning bylaws are necessary to regulate how many and where cannabis outlets can be in the city. “We need to have zoning in place that allows cannabis retail stores in order for our council to give thumbs up or thumbs down to any


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The approval process done at the municipal level will be on a caseby-case basis where a prospective retail owner/operator applies to the city for local approvals, including zoning, similar to those that regulate liquor stores and breweries, according to Fergusson’s report. A zoning bylaw amendment was brought before council at its regular meeting on Thursday, August 16, which is after the deadline for the Friday edition of the Peak. Once zoning is in place to allow cannabis retail outlets in certain areas, then approval is at city council’s discretion to evaluate each ap-


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plication. Some public consultation will be included. Council will support or oppose the applicant and that decision will be forwarded to the BC Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch. “The licence requires input and a positive recommendation from the city for where the proposed store is located,” said Fergusson, adding that a cannabis retail store must be a standalone business. The province does a final check and a licence will be awarded, followed by an application for a city business licence. The process is repeated for each application.

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada adds officer Expansion at local office more than about shellfish overfishing, says acting area chief DAVID BRINDLE

Contrary to some reports, there is more to the assignment of a new Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) officer to the Powell River detachment than clamping down on over-harvesting of shellfish stocks along the Sunshine Coast. The appointment brings the total to three officers who will work from the Powell River office. “It's managing the detachment as a whole,” said Fisheries and Oceans acting area chief Mandy Ludlow, stepping back from an earli-

er statement from a DFO officer who said the additional officer was being brought in because of the pressure on shellfish by tourists. “There are many complex fisheries issues among a variety of fisheries, including but not limited to shellfish harvesting,” said Ludlow. “A lot of fisheries on the Sunshine Coast need managing.” Ludlow said the placement is not a response to complaints about illegal practices in the shellfish fisheries. DFO has been working to place a third conservation officer in Powell River for some time, she added. “We've wanted to add to the Powell River office because it's been a two-person office for a very long time,” said Ludlow. “Two-person offices are hard to manage.” The Powell River DFO office is responsible for the entire Sunshine Coast. An office in Pender Harbour was closed in 2015, which put additional strain on the

Powell River branch. A recent high profile task force of fisheries officers from Powell River, Squamish, Nanaimo and the Lower Mainland descended on Porpoise Bay and Sechelt waters for five days, issuing approximately 30 tickets worth a total of $14,000 for illegal harvesting of clams, oysters and rockfish. Rockfish is of particular concern for Fisheries and Oceans Canada. “Complaints regarding overlimiting of recreational rockfish in the Sunshine Coast area are being closely monitored,” said Ludlow. People should not confront fishers they suspect of exceeding daily quotas or illegal fishing because of the risk of danger to themselves, she added. “Many people don't understand that a lot of people who are involved in illegal fishing are also involved in other aspects of crime, including organized crime,” said Ludlow, adding that


Anyone with information about these or any other incidents is asked to contact the Powell River RCMP at 604.485.6255, or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS (8477) or go to

1. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8 Quebec Avenue At approximately 7 pm, Powell River RCMP was advised of someone posing as a FortisBC employee going door-to-door along Quebec Avenue. Fortis confirmed with police that it did not have any employees in the area. The male suspect is described as caucasian in his mid 20s with short, dyed blond hair. Police remind the public to be vigilant and always ensure they ask for business credentials of anyone soliciting at their home. 2. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8 Marine Avenue Powell River RCMP responded to a possible theft of a bike in progress. Witnesses advised police they had observed a male tie up his dog on the west side of Marine Avenue, then walk across the road to where a white was bike chained up. The man was then observed taking the bike and disappearing. A second caller reported observing the same male attempting to cut the lock off of another bike at a different location just moments after the initial report. The man appeared to have become spooked and ran away on foot. Police attended and were unable to locate the suspect, described as approximately 5’ 3” tall with a slight build, wearing all white clothing and carrying a red backpack. He wore glasses and had short dark hair and olive skin. The dog was a brindle-coloured pitbull.



the criminal element is one reason why fisheries officers carry firearms.

7300 block Duncan Street At approximately 4:15 am Powell River RCMP attended a break and enter at a business. A MacBook laptop computer was stolen from the business. Police

Anyone encountering suspected illegal fishing activity is advised to observe,

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INCREASED PRESENCE: Fisheries and Oceans Canada officer Ben Rahier is one of two staff members who had been managing the department’s Powell River office. A third officer was recently added to handle fisheries issues on the Sunshine Coast. PEAK ARCHIVE PHOTO


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in the The first campaignPowell signRiver forRCMP a candidate two weeks. If you have running in City of past Powell River’s upcoming information about the crimes general election went up recently. listed here or any other crimes, “There's going to be lot River moreRCMP coming,” call a Powell at said city clerk and chief604.485.6255 election officer Chris or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS. Jackson. But the 2018 election might see less advertising because of limitations on campaign contributions, and signs are expensive, according to Elections BC communications manager Andrew Watson. Provincial and city powers do not regulate how early a campaign can roll out its advertising, but third-party sponsors must be identified. “The candidate does have to include an authorization statement on their advertising and that includes election signs,” said Watson. “For example, authorized by John Doe, financial agent and phone number.” While new rules on campaign financing and what a candidate spends on advertising from third party contributions will be tracked by Elections BC, where and when the signs go up are not. “It doesn't fall under the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act,” said Watson. Size, placement, maintenance and removal of signs is under local government authority, according to Watson.


Jackson said campaign advertising is a fundamental right and the city will not stand in the way with a lot of rules. “We are very cognizant of the fundamental rights as contained in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms about the ability to express yourself politically,” said Jackson. “We have very few tools to prevent the signs from going up.” Campaigns do not require pre-approval to place signs on city-owned property, nor is it needed on BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure right of ways. The exceptions are the two banner locations near Willingdon Beach and on Joyce Avenue near Complex Way. Other city regulations include: Election-related freestanding signs (anchored into the ground) and portable signs (resting on the ground, such as a sandwich board) are permitted under the act. Signs must not interfere with vehicular, pedestrian or other traffic; be attached to; obstruct or simulate any traffic control device, obstruct visibility or block site lines at intersections and along roads; create a safety hazard; inhibit city maintenance and operations staff from completing tasks; damage the land or subsurface infrastructure on which it is placed; or restrict the use and availability of playground, fields and trails. The general election takes place on Tuesday, October 22.

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City considers comfort at Timberlane Park Powell River Villa soccer club seeks support to build covered bleachers DAVID BRINDLE

A covered bleacher area for spectators at Timberlane Park might finally be realized if City of Powell River council approves funding for the design of engineered drawings. The lack of shelter from inclement weather has long been a complaint from sports fans attending events at the field. City manager of recreation Neil Pukesh asked committee of the whole on August 14 to approve funding in the amount of $5,000 for Powell River Villa soccer club to

purchase the drawings. Timberlane is home field for the Vancouver Island Soccer League team. The park is also used by many community sports groups, including Powell River Youth Soccer Association, School District 47 and Powell River Track and Field Club, and for events such as the annual elementary school track and field meet near the end of each school year. “This past season I went out to the school track and field meet and it was a miserable day,” said Pukesh. “There’s nowhere to stand undercover for parents or spectators during those events.” Villa president Jamie Zroback would not comment on the matter or the request for funding, but Pukesh said a lack of proper covered beachers has a negative effect on the club’s gate revenues.

“When games are played during inclement conditions, the number of spectators coming out drops, thus having an impact on their annual operating funding budget,” said Pukesh. “Villa has indicated that if a covered bleacher was purchased or constructed, the attendance would increase significantly at their games.” According to a report to the committee, city staff and Villa met in July and a request was made by the club to improve spectator seating for their home games as well as other scheduled special events held at Timberlane throughout the year. While open-air portable bleachers are currently on site during home games and other sports events, the venue is lacking a covered area for spectators to enjoy games and events held throughout fall and winter

months, which are often prone to inclement weather conditions, the report stated. The $5,000 cost would come from the city’s Sports Field User Fees Reserve Account, which currently holds a balance of $96,455. If approved by council in two weeks, the funds would be used to contract a professional engineer to design the structure as well as for production of conceptual drawings. Pukesh said that, if approved, Villa has indicated that an application would be submitted to Powell River Community Forest to secure funding for construction and installation of the structure. At this point there are no known cost estimates for that process. Committee of the whole moved the item to council for a decision.

Province declares state of emergency Regulations could affect three governments in region DAVID BRINDLE

Due to the destruction caused by wildfires raging across BC, a provincial state of emergency was declared on August 15. The Emergency Program Act provides the government sweeping powers. “They're very big powers that are not meant to be taken lightly,” said qathet Regional District manager of emergency services Ryan Thoms.

These regulations could have an affect on the three governments in the Powell River area, including City of Powell River, qathet Regional District and Tla’amin Nation. But, according to Thoms, the provincial state of emergency does not give any of them additional powers. However, the three governments can declare a local state of emergency, which would likely be implemented outside of a province-wide disaster. The provincial authority would be mirrored here, putting it in the hands of the areas that can best deal with the emergency. But the intent is not to have a local declaration of emergency that extends 100 kilometres away into

the backcountry, according to Thoms. “All three governments here have the ability through the same act and regulation to declare local states of emergency,” said Thoms. “That's our local authority process to achieve those same powers if warranted. Fortunately we haven't had any of that here locally and there is no need at this point to have those declarations.” With the exception of the last few years, Thoms said provincial states of emergency are rare. “If you look at local states of emergency,” he added, “they're unfortunately becoming a little more common because of things like fires, floods and landslides.”

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FISHING AND OUTDOOR REPORT Blackberry Festival week usually coincides with great fishing. This is the time of year when you will see bigger chinook and coho salmon passing through Malaspina Strait. Many of these fish are heading to Lang Creek to spawn, thanks to all the work of the hatchery staff and volunteers. One of the purposes of local hatcheries is to help establish a sport fishery, which in turn puts a lot of revenue into the local economy. Just ask anyone who has caught a fish how much it has cost them. Great news regarding this area. As of August 15 you may retain both clipped and non-clipped coho from Black Point to Scotch Fir Point. Also as of August 15, the non-retention of chinook on the backside of Harwood is over. These two areas are definitely places you want to fish in the coming week. Grant Reefs also has been probably the most consistent fishing area followed by the Sandbanks and Coho Point. One thing we have noticed is that the anglers who have been jigging for salmon have been out-producing anglers who are trolling in most situations. The reason for this is the amount of bait; when you have lots of bait balls, you can’t beat a jig. Remember, a jig will work throughout the day as it is an irritant, so get the jigs out. Stop by PRO and we will give you some great jigging tips and show you lures that catch. Two more halibut were caught, one at Rebecca Reef and one at Coho Point. Both fish were lost at the boat, so be prepared for these big guys. On another front, hunting season is fast approaching. September 1 is the opening of bow season; be sure to stop by PRO and pick up your tags well before your trip. For those wondering about the next firearms course, the dates are September 8 and 9; stay tuned to the PRO Facebook page for an announcement on the next CORE course. Well, enjoy Blackberry Festival and be sure to stop by PRO for our big Blackberry Sale, super deals, prizes and great live music. Any questions, just call 604.485.4868. ~Sam out!

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GIMME SHELTER: Powell River Villa soccer club has approached City of Powell River to fund design of covered bleachers at the team’s home field. PEAK ARCHIVE PHOTO

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‘Berry’ good idea When Powell River residents descend upon Marine Avenue for the Blackberry Street Party on Friday, August 17, few in attendance will have any inkling as to the origin of the popular event. In 1985, a small committee came together to organize a homemade wine competition and baking contest with commercial and amateur categories. From that competition, Berry Best Cook Book was published and featured winners in commercial and amateur categories. The handwritten cookbook continues to be a recipe goldmine for those lucky enough to own a copy. During the organizing process, one committee member came up with the idea to honour the blackberry in some fashion. Every idea, good or bad, begins in one mind. Some are never mentioned by the individual who dreamed them up; others are disregarded when suggested or fail when put into practice. Some ideas lead to moderate success, and a few are absolute gems. Blackberry With inflation, crops failures Festival is a prime exand tariffs, grocery prices ample of the latter. continue to rise, but the One thought, one suggestion, and more price of the wild blackberry than 30 years later, remains the same: free. thousands of people flock to an annual gathering to sample food, listen to music and catch up with friends or former schoolmates. That initial competition was a seed that evolved into a week of events that everyone now feeds on, including the street party, which is one of the highlights of Powell River’s social calendar. Due to its abundance in the region, the honour as festival namesake is more than deserved for the wild, invasive species that brings the community together for one night. With inflation, crop failures and tariffs, grocery prices continue to rise, but the price of the wild blackberry remains the same: free. That in itself is reason to celebrate. The only real price is the effort involved in finding that perfect spot, picking a sufficient amount, processing the bounty and, on occasion, addressing the odd cut to the finger or forearm courtesy of the sometimes treacherous plant. After that, the blackberry just keeps on giving. Its versatility is only confined to the imagination of whomever takes them out of the refrigerator or freezer to turn them into sauces, spreads, dressings, desserts or snacks. That initial effort is rewarded with delicious results throughout the year, whether its a smoothie in November, a crisp in January or syrup for pancakes in April. Many who venture down to Marine Avenue have a favourite vendor in mind who makes their favourite blackberry treat. What’s yours?

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Are shellfish vigilantes next? By John Gleeson Late last month, two teams volved DFO officers from Powell April, there will reportedly be no of Fisheries and Oceans Canada River, Squamish, Nanaimo and DFO office based in Squamish (DFO) officers converged on the the Lower Mainland because either. Sunshine Coast for a five-day there is no longer an office based Just a couple of weeks ago, a enforcement blitz. Their main fo- on the Sunshine Coast. Nor does Sechelt couple wrote to the paper cus was Porpoise Bay and waters DFO have any plans to reopen an complaining about “hordes” of around Sechelt. They issued some office here to address the virtu- people “strip mining the beaches” 30 violation tickets for illegal har- ally continuous shellfish poach- at Porpoise Bay Provincial Park, vesting of clams, oysters showing up with five-galand rockfish, worth a tolon buckets and “picking Shellfish vigilantism is the tal of $14,000 in fines. up everything they could It was a drop in the find alive.” last thing the Sunshine Coast bucket, but great while The couple’s attempt needs, but if this gaping it lasted. Confirming to get some action from what is locally common the responsible authorihole in enforcement is left knowledge, a DFO offities was an exercise in open, we fear it’s coming. cer said the pressure “on futility and frustration. shellfish alone seems to Sadly, that seems to be expanding on the Sunshine ing in the region, despite inten- be the norm and the recent enCoast” and noted that most of the sive lobbying efforts this spring. forcement blitz merely provided offenders were from Vancouver Instead, an additional officer a stark contrast to business as or “people from outside Canada will be working out of Powell usual. accompanying people from River, and we’ve been told to exAs the beaches are stripped, Vancouver.” pect more periodic blitzes and public anger grows. The latThe highly publicized effort in- patrols. Meanwhile, as of next est development is a Facebook »7

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LETTERS » Vigilant and selfless locals who recently went into action to help deal with a serious and potentially dangerous wildfire situation at Okeover Inlet deserve recognition and commendation, as do the professionals and volunteers who later took charge of the situation [“Three small wildfires highlight risk factors surrounding community,” August 10]. At 6 am on Monday, August 6, Malaspina Estates resident Mike Mullan spotted a large amount of smoke rising from a spot about 50 metres above the beach in the Bunster Hills 20 kilometres north of Powell River and across the inlet from Okeover Harbour Authority. He imme-

diately called the BC Wildfire Service hotline and then travelled to the area in his boat. His neighbours, including Al Collishaw, Rick Johnson and Tracy Smith, Eric Mak, Guy Normandeau, Bob Lewis and his daughter, and others grabbed water pumps, lines, buckets, shovels, and anything else they could find, and went to the fire in their own boats within a very short time. People from Taylor Shellfish, travelling in their work boat, stopped, offered help and returned with more pumps. They were joined by other shellfish farmers from the area, including Andrew Harrington, Craig Warren, and Francois and Krystle Matthieu. These few people set about pumping creek water and spraying a smoldering

area of moss and underbrush about an acre in size, slowing down the fire considerably. With instruction from a fire spotter, they proceeded to clear a perimeter to prevent the burn from spreading. By late morning the fire was reduced and contained. Northside Volunteer Fire Department had sent people in and there were firefighters brought in by helicopter from BC Wildfire Service. The general public should have access to education and training in dealing with this type of emergency situation to augment an overstressed system, for self-protection, protection of others and of our environment. Lynn Paris, administrator Okeover Harbour Authority

Cool thinking and summer heat As Canadians, it is a requirement of citizenship to regularly vocalize our dissatisfaction with current weather conditions. During a punishingly hot summer month, we pine for the comfort and relief of cooler weather, then, in the cold wet months, we travel across continents on airplanes, packed like sardines in an aluminum can, to squint and sweat in the sun. For most of this summer, the grass has not been greener on either side of the fence. In fact, it is more the colour of yellowish straw and sitting dangerously on the edge of combustion. The grass on the ground has been as dry as a sunbleached bone. However, the expression, “the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence,” is often used to describe our impulse to want things just outside our reach. Always feeling unsatisfied, like having a thirst that can never be quite quenched, can be an uncom-

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fortable state of mind and, potentially, an unhealthy and self-defeating thought pattern. Is feeling a constant, insatiable need an unavoidable aspect of human nature or can we consciously influence the feeling and replace it with a more positive one? A couple thousand years ago, Roman poet Ovid wrote, “The harvest is always more fruitful in anPlease other man’s field.” Always recycle this wanting more is definitely newspaper. not completely exclusive to our current hyper-consumer

and high-tech reality. the day to meditate our way Although it might not be out of feeling envy or desire, totally unique to current cul- but I have found just being ture, things have definitely aware of this belief is a step intensified since Ovid wrote in the right direction. poetry for his audience of Like self-awareness of defellow Romans. The omni- structive and life-threatenpresent nature of corporate ing behaviours and thoughts advertisement has made ev- with serious addiction, simerywhere we look a constant ple and non-critical awaremultisensory reminder that ness could be the first step there are more things to de- to attaining control over sire and people to envy. negative feelings related to Partially, there is a hu- insatiable wants. man instinct to want things Also, gratitude can help continuously better from refocus our thoughts for the generation to generation. things we have in our lives Reproduction is about get- instead of what we perceive ting our genes into the next to be lacking. It’s easier said generation safely and se- than done, for sure. curely. But, as an example, Eventually, it rains and the turning life-sustaining water grass on both sides of the into a salable commodity for fence turns lush green and profit cannot be explained by starts to grow annoyingly evolutionary biology. fast. Until then, we can put There must be ways to have on a big hat, lots of sunblock more control over feelings of and appreciate how not havconstant discontentment. ing to cut the dehydrated One of the core teach- lawn provides more time to ings of Buddhism is that enjoy the sunny moment. we suffer mostly because of Please recycle unchecked personal cravthis newspaper.Robert Skender is a Powell ing and desire. Most of us River freelance writer and do not have enough time in health commentator.

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6« VIEWPOINT group that mushroomed into almost However, it is warning the public that The Sunshine Coast needs a fully 750 members in a few days, call- directly engaging or confronting possi- staffed DFO office. The last fishering itself Sunshine Coast Fish and ble poachers is a bad idea and could be ies minister was told and did nothing Wildlife Protection. Its intent Please is to arecycle safety orthis liability risk. In other words, about it. We suspect he had never acnewspaper. “name-and-shame, rat out to the the “good guy” could wind up being as- tually studied a map of the region or authorities, post incriminating pho- saulted or charged with assault, as just understood what ferry dependency tos and evidence, and do everything two possible scenarios. means. else we can to reduce illegal hunting, Shellfish vigilantism is the last thing Let’s hope the new minister is a little fishing, trapping, harvesting, and ha- the Sunshine Coast needs, but if this brighter and knows a bad ending in the rassment of fish and wildlife on the gaping hole in enforcement is left making when he sees one. Sunshine Coast.” open, Please we fear it’s coming.this Withnewspaper. susrecycle Well aware of its inadequate pres- pected scofflaws targeted along ethnic John Gleeson is editor of Coast ence, DFO can’t discourage the group. lines, it could get real ugly, fast. Reporter in Sechelt.

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Street party a summer highlight Blackberry Festival event and fireworks kickoff week of berry-themed celebrations SARA DONNELLY

On Friday, August 17, the most popular and well-attended event on Powell River’s already packed summer calendar kicks off. The annual Blackberry Festival Street Party takes over Marine Avenue from 6 to 10 pm, followed by Quality Foods Festival of Lights fireworks at Willingdon Beach at 10:10 pm. The festival had its start in 1985 when a local committee organized a baking contest of recipes highlighting blackberries, an invasive species that grows rampantly throughout the region. “It started with the blackberry wine contest and the blackberry cheesecake and just evolved out of that,” said Cathy MacDonald, president of the Marine Avenue

Business Association, which hosts the street party. Local restaurateurs and amateur cooks participated, and from it the Berry Best Cook Book was published. Lisa Marie Bhattacharya, then nine years old, won first prize in the juniors competition for her no-cook freezer jam. “As well as being published in the cookbook, I remember I won a Robin Hood apron, baking mitts and chef’s hat,” said Bhattacharya. Now a nutritionist, Bhattacharya said she still loves to create recipes with blackberries and attend the street party. “It’s one of my favourite events of the year here,” she added. “I love all the food, music, little bits of chaos and everything blackberry.” Longtime Powell River resident Rod Innes also recalls the festivities from that first year and recently found a poster of the inaugural event. Along with food and wine, he remembers a watercolour painting contest using paint made from blackberry juice, truly utilizing the berry in every form. Innes has not missed a festival since, particularly the street party, he added.

“It’s great; there’s half of Powell River down there,” he said. “You can’t really get from one end to the other because you just run into so many people you know.” One aspect of the festival Innes said he particularly appreciates is the increasing multiculturalism he now sees in Powell River. “There’s all kinds of different cultures here now,” he added. “Back in ’85, I don’t recall that kind of diversity; I just love it.” Innes moved to Powell River in 1946 at the age of eight. Growing up across from Mowat Bay, he remembers his mother instructing he and his brother to pick blackberries before they were allowed to go to the Patricia Theatre for a movie. “We had to each pick a huge potful of blackberries before we could go,” he said. Now in its 33rd year, the festival is known throughout the province, said MacDonald. “It’s the biggest event in Powell River for sure,” she said. “It attracts thousands for one night.” Many former residents arrange their summer visit to the community to coincide

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PARTY TIME: Powell River resident Kris Carlson [left] and her niece from Burnaby, Ainsley Hannah, were among a crowd of thousands of locals and visitors cruising Marine Avenue at a recent Blackberry Street Party. This year’s event takes place tonight from 6 to 10 pm. SHANE CARLSON PHOTO

with the street party. “There’s always high school and family reunions and weddings revolving around Blackberry Festival,” said MacDonald. “People come home for it and people come from all over the province; it’s

quite amazing.” This year the street party will mark the beginning of a week’s worth of activities from August 17 to 26, including Arts Alive in the Park, Powell River Studio Tour and Blackberry High Tea.

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Fire department seeks volunteers Malaspina members to commence training program in September SARA DONNELLY

With the haze of summer wildfires becoming a new normal around the province, the need for and importance of trained firefighters is immense. Firefighters do more than quell blazes; in Powell River much of their work involves vitally important medical first response, according to Malaspina Volunteer Fire Department chief Dave Keiver. “Our actual fire calls are quite low in the percentage of our call logging,” said Keiver. “65 per cent of our calls in the last few years have been medical first responders, but if we had a bunch of wildfires start in our area it wouldn’t take long to

change that.” Currently, the department is actively recruiting new members and plans to start a training program this September. Recruits take part in provincially standardized training set out by the Office of the Fire Commissioner in 2014. Prior to its creation, training varied greatly throughout the province. There are three levels: exterior, interior and full service operations. “We’ve completed two groups through exterior and we’re going to hopefully get enough members and start a third group in September,” said Keiver. Once trained, members and their families are eligible for a benefit package including medical, dental and vision, he added. Although the initial training is unpaid, upon completion participants receive $1,000 and are paid for call outs and on-call time with the department. The certification trainees ultimately receive is the National Fire Protection Association 1001, a standard accepted throughout

NEW RECRUITS: Malaspina Volunteer Fire Department members [from left] Heidi Chambers, Marina Hansen, Makana Laureta, Kayla Bessette and Vanessa Adams-Valderrabano recently completed their exterior operation training. The department is currently seeking more recruits and plans to begin another training group in September. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

much of the world and the same as career firefighters. “Whether you’re career or volunteer you’re doing the same job and you’re held to the same standards,”

said Keiver. “Just because you’re a volunteer doesn’t mean you’re anything less because the hazards are still the same.” Those interested in the train-

ing program must be 19 years of age with a clean driving record and willingness to learn. For more information, call Malaspina Fire Department at 604.487.9911.

Library programs fill need SARA DONNELLY

Since moving to its space at Crossroads Village Shopping Centre, Powell River Public Library has seen an increase in community engagement on all levels. This is certainly true of programs for youth, according to chief librarian Rebecca Burbank. Although programs were offered at the old library location, they took place off site and were not always recognized as being part of the library, she said. “Even though we were delivering these programs, which were awesome, people would not identify them as something the library had put out because it was in a different building,” said Burbank. With dedicated spaces for youth programming now on site, the library is able to offer even more value to the commu-

nity and fill a need, she added. According to a self-assessment among School District 47 elementary school students, a lack of after-school programs or awareness of where students could go after school was highlighted, said Burbank. “They showed below average engagement rates socially for kids in our community,” she added. “You had lots of kids going home and sitting by themselves playing video games instead of hanging out with their peers or engaging with the community.” That is definitely something the library can help with, she added. During the school year, as well as summer months, the library hosts a series of free clubs and activities. Currently in its final week, Summer Reading Club offers books and much more, according to club assistant Cole Needham.

“Despite the name, Summer Reading Club is not just about reading,” he said. “We really have something for everyone.” Needham said his favourite event was an engineering project entitled: The Last Straw Egg Drop Challenge. On August 9, 29 children and caregivers took part in the challenge in the library foyer. Eggs were dropped onto purpose-built structures made of two materials: straws and hockey tape. Those that survived the first floor drop were then dropped from the second-storey balcony. In all, seven eggs emerged unscathed and winners were awarded club posters and books. “Seeing the kids solve a complex problem with limited materials and succeed or fail was not only entertaining, but also a testament to human ingenuity,” said Needham. For more information on library programs, go to

SUMMER LEARNERS: [From left] Powell River Public Library Summer Reading Club assistant Cole Needham leads participants Ryan McLean and Melissa Martineau in an interactive project. Free programs for youths of all ages have proved a hit in the community during summer months and throughout the school year. SARA DONNELLY PHOTO

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Roberta Pearson, Gospel Hour Slainte Mhath: Randy Pinchbeck; Ann Nelson; Jeff Osmond Shoreline Dance Academy: Chantelle Spirit Singers Shoreline Dance Academy: Chantelle Dan Richard Brian Liddle Al Stepaniuk Dennis Fox

Saturday, August 18, 11 am-7 pm Sunday, August 19, 11 am-6 pm

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Because of the distance involved, to see all the studios it is recommended to take the tour both days

Old Enough To Know Better: Scott Ritter; Geoff Allan; Shaun Coburn Phil Williams Zoe Pelton And Friends Madeline Hocking Randy Pinchbeck & Andi Hagen Jono Roberts Retro Classic Jazz

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Sechelt Indian Government District 2018 Advisory Council Elections NOTICE OF NOMINATION FOR SBL #23 Public Notice is given to the electors of the Sechelt Indian Government District that nominations for the offices of Advisory Councillor for Sechelt Indian Band Lands (Cokqueneets) No. 23 and Whole of the Sechelt Indian Government District (Member at Large) for a four-year term beginning January 1, 2019 will be received between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM September 4, 2018 to September 14, 2018, excluding Statutory holidays and weekends by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person, as follows: By hand, mail or other delivery service by 4 pm September 14, 2018:

By hand, mail or other delivery service by 4 pm September 14, 2018:

Sechelt Indian Government District Suite C, 5545 Sunshine Coast Highway, Box 740 Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0

qathet Regional District (Powell River) #202 – 4675 Marine Avenue Powell River, BC V8A 2L2

By email to: By fax to: 604.885.6071

By email to: By fax to: 604.885.6071

Originals of nomination documents must be received by the SIGD or qathet Regional District Chief Election Officer by 4 pm on September 14, 2018

Nomination packages and further information are available at the above local government offices from Friday, July 27, 2018 to the close of the nomination period.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of the Sechelt Indian Government District Advisory Council if they meet the following criteria: • Canadian citizen; • 18 years of age or older on general voting day October 20, 2018; • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; • an elector of the Sechelt Indian Government District for the Whole of the Sechelt Indian Government District (Section (3) (a) of the SIGD Advisory Council Regulation) or an elector of the applicable area (Section (3) (b) of the SIGD Advisory Council Regulation); and • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from being nominated for, being elected to or holding the office, or be otherwise disqualified by law. FURTHER INFORMATION on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting:

Owners reinvent forestry building as artists’ hub Tidal Art Centre in Lund opens to the public for Powell River Studio Tour SARA DONNELLY

A former forestry station on Finn Bay Road in Lund had fallen into a state of disrepair over the years, but today the space has been transformed by owner Nancy Jeakins into Tidal Art Centre. Jeakins purchased the building decades ago, but was only recently able to realize her dreams for it. “We bought the property about 25 years ago, but I couldn’t afford to develop it,” said Jeakins. “ I always had this dream of doing art workshops.” Today the old building features soaring ceilings, concrete floors and has been made completely accessible with the installation of an elevator. It is attracting artists from around the region and beyond, and has facilities for printmaking, fibre arts, clay works, photography, painting, sculpture and writing. Ceramic artist Nancy Frioud recently built a salt kiln at the site to fire her pottery.

ART AREA: Potter Helen Weiser is one of the artists involved with the Tidal Art Centre on Finn Bay Road in Lund. The space is a hub for many mediums, including pottery, and features a salt kiln for ceramic artists to fire their work. The centre is part of the upcoming Powell River Studio Tour, which takes place Saturday, August 25, and Sunday, August 26. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

“Now I do most of my work in East Vancouver at a studio but I bring the work to Finn Bay to fire,” said Frioud. In the future, Jeakins said she will be hosting work-




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shops at the space, facilitated by artists like Frioud. “We want to bring in artists, but there are just such talented people around here,” said Jeakins. “I want to help people find their voice.” On Saturday, August 25, and Sunday, August 26, the centre will be part of the Powell River Studio Tour, a self-guided event featuring artists and art spaces from Lang Bay to Lund. Tidal Art will be hosting multiple artists, including Monique Labusch, David Molyneaux, Sandra Lopez, Colleen Heslin, Les Ramsay, Jackie Frioud, Sharon Dennie, C laudi a Medina , T heo Angell, Barbara Langmaid and Megan Dulcie Dill. For more information, go to powellriverstudiotour. com or

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NOTICE OF NOMINATION PERIOD qathet Regional District - 2018 Local Elections

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given of the nomination period starting 9:00 am, Tuesday, September 4, 2018 and ending 4:00 pm, Friday, September 14, 2018, for the following offices for the qathet Regional District: 1 Director for Area A North from city boundary to Toba Inlet, including Savary Island and Hernando Island

1 Director for Area B South from city boundary to west side of Whalen Road including Nootka Street and area

1 Director for Area C East side of Whalen Road to Jervis Inlet

1 Director for Area D Texada Island

1 Director for Area E Lasqueti Island

The term of office begins November, 2018 and continues until the general local elections in 2022

Nomination Period: Nomination Period: 9 am, Tuesday, September 4, 2018 to 4 pm, Friday, September 14, 2018 NOMINATION DOCUMENTS SHALL BE DELIVERED AS FOLLOWS: By fax or email, with originals to follow: Email: Fax: 604.485.2216 (if faxing please call or email to confirm) Note: Originals of faxed or emailed nomination documents must be received by 4 pm on Friday, September 21, 2018, or the nomination is deemed to be withdrawn.

In person or via mail to the Regional District Administration office: qathet Regional District #202-4675 Marine Avenue, Powell River, BC V8A 2L2 Office hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (closed weekends and holidays)

NOMINATION DOCUMENTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS: On the Internet at the following web address: information-for-candidates/

At the Regional District Administration office: qathet Regional District #202-4675 Marine Avenue, Powell River, BC V8A 2L2 Office hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (closed weekends and holidays)

The Regional District does not charge a nomination deposit fee.


A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria: • Canadian citizen, 18 years of age or older. • Resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed. • Not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office. Nominees are not required to be a resident or property owner in the jurisdiction for which they will seek election, but must be nominated in writing by two duly qualified electors of the jurisdiction. Nominators must be eligible to vote in the jurisdiction.

CANDIDATE EXPENSE LIMITS All candidates in the 2018 General Local Elections have expense limits that apply during the campaign period, September 22, 2018 to October 20, 2018. These limits apply to the 2018 General Local Elections and all subsequent by-elections. Electoral Area A: $5,000

Electoral Area B: $5,000

Electoral Area C: $5,000

Electoral Area D: $5,000

Electoral Area E: $5,000

THIRD PARTY EXPENSE LIMITS There are two types of expense limits for third party sponsors in the 2018 General Local Elections. Directed advertising expense limits are specific to an election area and apply to advertising about a candidate or elector organization. The cumulative advertising expense limit is $150,000.00, and applies to directed and issue advertising in all election areas. The total value of advertising sponsored cannot exceed the cumulative advertising expense limit. Both limits apply during the campaign period for the 2018 General Local Elections, September 22, 2018 to October 20, 2018. They also apply to all subsequent by-elections. Directed advertising expense limit - Electoral Area A: $750

Directed advertising expense limit - Electoral Area D: $750

Directed advertising expense limit - Electoral Area B: $750

Directed advertising expense limit - Electoral Area E: $750

Directed advertising expense limit - Electoral Area C: $750

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Interested persons can obtain additional information on the requirements and procedures for making a nomination online, or by contacting the Chief Election Officer or Deputy Chief Election Officer at the qathet Regional District Administration Office. Nominations close at 4:00 pm on Friday, September 14, 2018, and candidates will be declared at that time. In the event that there are fewer candidates declared than there are to be elected for any office, the nomination period for any such office(s) will be extended to 4:00 pm, Tuesday, September 18, 2018. The deadline for withdrawl of candidates is 4:00 pm, Friday, September 21, 2018. In the event of an election by voting being necessary, general voting day will be Saturday, October 20, 2018, with advance voting on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Registration of all electors will take place at the time of voting. Matt O’Halloran, Chief Election Officer

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Ball team comes close at provincials DAVID BRINDLE

For a team thrown together for the summer, Powell River’s U15 baseball team just missed playing in the Baseball BC provincial championship game by one run. The recent 10-team tournament in Nanaimo was played the way baseball is meant to be, with comebacks, one run wins, strong pitching, bats that came alive and some great defence, according to coach Scott Mastrodonato. And it would not be baseball without a questionable call from a home-plate umpire, he said. In Powell River’s first game against South Burnaby, the team’s bats were quiet the whole game. “We were down 7-2 going into the seventh,” said

Mastrodonato. “In our final at bat they put in their closer and our bats came alive. We tied it up and left two stranded going into the bottom of the seventh.” South Burnaby had runners on second and third base in the bottom of the seventh. Powell River intentionally walked the next batter to load the bases and force the out, but then a controversial call led to the winning run for Burnaby. “The ump had the gall to call a catcher's balk; have you ever heard of a catcher's balk?” said Mastrodonato. Powell River then faced a must-win game against Nanaimo to stay in contention for a semi-final berth and won 9-5. In its third game, Powell River lost 9-8 to Stuart Channel. Powell River’s fate came

down to the fourth and final game of the round robin against Coquitlam/Port Moody. Strong batting and defence led the team to a 1712 win. “We should have won about 12-1,” said Mastrodonato. “We got into the fifth inning up a whole bunch but they scored enough runs to keep the game alive and then it became a drawn-out pitching battle. I was trying to get the win and also save pitching arms for the playoff game.” Powell River was one of three teams that finished the round robin with records of two wins and two losses, forcing a tie-breaker, which favoured Powell River and sent the team to the semifinal game against the tournament powerhouse from Campbell River. Mastrodonato said his players knew they were the

GRAND SLAM: Powell River’s Dignan Winmill [left] is met by teammates at home plate after launching a grand slam home run against Coquitlam/Port Moody at the recent Baseball BC provincial championships. After striking out in two previous plate appearances, Winmill hit the ball out of the park with two strikes against him. Powell River won the game 17-12. JENNIFER FROST PHOTO

underdog and fell behind 6-1 after the first inning before fighting back to lead 8-7 in the fifth. “We battled back; we had great pitching, our defence came alive, our bats were there and we were super aggressive on the base paths,” said the coach. “We got un-

der their skin and started producing runs and it was just a back and forth game the whole way. They eked out two runs to get a 9-8 lead and we couldn't drum up anything in our last at bat.” Mastrodonato said the team was thrilled by the experience.

“The kids came together and we had a really good tournament,” he added. “We had some moments where we wished we'd played a little bit better defensively. Like any baseball team there's going to be mistakes but there was also some great plays and awesome hits.”

Texada marathon worthy of bragging rights Entering its eighth year, Texada Island Run the Rock has earned the reputation for those in the know of being one of the toughest road marathons in Canada. “The person who gave it that title is Dr. Janet Green,” said race director Rob McWilliam. “She has run more marathons than any other woman in Canada so she has lots to compare it to.” The race starts and ends at

Shelter Point, traversing much of the island in its 42 kilometre distance. A half marathon and eightkilometre run take place the same day. Racers from across Canada make the trek to Texada, according to McWilliam. “This year we have people from Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and quite a wide cross section of people from all over BC,” he said. Getting to Texada takes a level of dedication, especially in light of changes to ferry schedules in re-

cent years, he added. “We were doing great the first couple of years when the runners from Vancouver Island could come over in the morning,” said McWilliam, “but when BC Ferries changed its schedule our numbers went down quite a bit.” Given the proximity, McWilliam said it surprises him how few residents from the upper Sunshine Coast participate. “We get quite a few runners from Vancouver Island, but one thing I’m a little disappointed about



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is we don’t get a lot of local runners, like Powell River runners,” he added. “I guess they don’t consider it far enough away to be an exotic marathon.” The race takes place on Sunday, August 26, however, the deadline for registering for the full and half marathon is August 22. “It’s a hard deadline,” said McWilliam. “We’re a very small committee so for us to have to deal with last-minute entries takes quite a bit of doing and it’s more than we can handle.”

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1105 Obituaries IN LOVING MEMORY OF

Elanor May Sutton

Walt Wilson July 6, 1934 - August 1, 2018

1945 - July 27, 2018

Elanor is survived by five children, four grandchildren, five greatgrandchildren, two sisters and one brother. Babe will be missed deeply. A celebration of life will take place between 2 to 4 pm on September 22 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 164, 6811 Alexander Street, Powell River.

Darlene Kleebaum November 28, 1939 - August 8, 2018 Darlene’s battle with cancer has come to an end. She is at peace now with the angels in Heaven. Darlene was known for knitting beautiful blankets, building puzzles, country music, bingo tickets, pasta night at the United Church and for her love of dolls. She loved being part of the Special Olympics Bowling Team. Darlene will be missed by her special friends and her loving family. The family would like to thank all the caregivers and nurses who helped Darlene through her final stages of life. There will be no service upon family’s request. Dar, we love you and will miss you. Forever in our hearts, your loving family.

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Walt (Dad). He passed away peacefully with the love of his life, wife June, and his four children at his side. Dads ailments slowed him down the last 10 years but he never lost his quick wit or sarcastic sense of humour. He was one tough old bugger until the end. Although he is no longer with us, his memories will keep him close in the hearts of those who loved him. Dad was predeceased by his son Rick, grandsons Brandon and Ian, his parents and three brothers: Alf, Tom and Dick. He leaves behind his wife of 63 years, June; daughters Gerri (Rick), Kim (Dennis) and Wanda (Renato); son Sean; grandchildren Kent, Junelle, Cody Cory, Dylan, Tiffany, Jordan, Jennifer, Jarret, Riley and Liam; as well as 16 great-grandchildren and one sister, Linda. Special thanks to Dr. MacDonald for making sure Dad was kept comfortable until the end and for the care he gave him over the last 20 years. Thank you to the nursing staff in emergency and on fourth floor; your care and compassion will not be forgotten. See you later, Dad. Stay out of trouble.

Gordon Edwin Neave It is with much sadness the family of Gordon Edwin Neave announces his passing on Thursday, August 9, 2018, at the age of 83, just two weeks prior to his 84th birthday. It was a peaceful passing at Stanford Place Seniors Village in Parksville, BC, with his loving wife, Patricia, at his side. Gordon is survived by Patricia, his four children Gordon (Carole), Judy (Gary), Karen and Penny (Matt), his sister Iris, his grandchildren Brad, Natasha, Gordon, Samantha, Karen, Briana and Douglass, and his great-grandchildren Braxton, Grayson, Abigail and Emma. He was also loved and admired by a multitude of nieces and nephews. His kind and compassionate spirit will be missed by many “adopted” family members who became a part of his life through the years. In respect to his wishes, there will be no memorial service but a celebration of life function will take place at a later date. Donations to either Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, in lieu of flowers, would be greatly appreciated.

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William “Hugh” Cooper Wi l l i a m “Hu g h ” Cooper was born in Lynn Valley, North Va n c o u v e r, o n December 21, 1938. He passed away on August 6, 2018, in Powell River, just a few months short of his 80th birthday. Hugh is survived by his longtimepartner Marilyn, his ex-wife Marion, son Zachary and daughter Karen, grandson Kai, sister Mary, brother Danny and their families, and his dog, Dickens. He was predeceased by his mother Elizabeth “Betty” Hurley in 1999. Hugh’s father Jack Hallas Cooper was killed in Italy in World War II when Hugh was just five years old. Hugh was a big presence with a wonderful zest for life. He was a committed union man and a political junkie who strived to make a difference in the world. He was an avid gardener and nature lover. He loved the culture and people in his second home in San Blas, Mexico, and spent many winters there. There will be three celebrations of life: In Powell River on Saturday, August 18, at Hugh’s home, 6305 Atlin Avenue; drop in from 2 to 5 pm. In Vancouver on Sunday, September 2, at 2361 Prince Albert Street; drop in from 3 to 6 pm. In San Blas, Mexico, TBA. The family would like to thank Dr. Meyer and all the kind staff at Powell River General Hospital who cared for Hugh. To support Hugh’s community spirit, in lieu of flowers, please donate to Powell River Hospice Society at

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Michele Del Negro It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Michele Del Negro, a devoted and loving husband, father, nonno, uncle and friend. Michele passed away peacefully on Monday, August 13, 2018, in Vancouver General Hospital at the age of 87. He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife of 59 years Adelia, three children Maria, Gianni (Jean) and Renzo (Diana), and two grandchildren, Nicole and Justin, whom he adored. He is also survived by relatives and dear friends in Canada and Italy. Michele was born February 25, 1931, in San Lorenzo, Udine, Italy. He was predeceased by his parents Giovanni and Maria, three brothers and two sisters. Michele was proud of his service in the Alpini Italian military and would talk about his adventures often. Gardening brought him great joy and his award-winning garden, where he spent many happy hours, was something to behold. Prayers will be held at 4 pm on Sunday, August 19, at Church of the Assumption. Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Monday, August 20, also at Assumption. In lieu of flowers, donations in Michele’s name to the Irudayampattu Clinic Fund (medical clinic for Father Dass’s village in India), c/o Church of the Assumption, would be greatly appreciated,. Ti vogliamo tanto bene e sarai sempre nei nostri cuori.

A Celebration of Life for Anne Waghorn will be held at the Dwight Hall on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 2 pm.

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CELEBRATION OF LIFE Please join the Carson family for a celebration of the life of Harold Carson on Saturday, August 25th from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Max Cameron Theatre. A short program will be held followed by a dessert reception in the Great Hall. We look forward to sharing memories, honouring and celebrating Harold’s life.

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New Clinic Dr. Svetlana Skobkareva would like to announce that effective September 1st, 2018 she will continue practicing in Powell River at Family Tree clinic at 7019 Alberni street.

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1205 Career Opportunities Contract Opportunity - Powell River Community Action Team (CAT) The purpose of the Powell River CAT, made up of multiple health and social service agencies, is to act as a platform for collaboration, discussion and decision-making related to the opioid overdose response within the Powell River Region. The Powell River CAT is looking for an experienced project consultant to coordinate the implementation of its objectives. For a detailed job description and to apply online, visit For questions contact Application deadline: Sunday August 26th, 2018, 11:59 pm.

1215 General Employment BITE CLUB IS HIRING FOR THE 2018/2019 HOCKEY SEASON Positions available: cook, customer service and Lil Bite operator Email resumes to HOME CARE aide needed, assistance with activities of daily living, transportation, meal preparation, cleaning and personal support. Call 604.485.0373. SERVER NEEDED immediately, part-time, must be 19 years or older, have Serving It Right, and we will be willing to train you. Apply in person to Granada Restaurant. Phone to arrange appointment. 604.483.3333 after 2 pm.

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2060 For Sale Miscellaneous BLINDS ROLLER, vinyl, solid, interior, Hunter Douglas, “Collosseum”, install within/ outer frame. 93.625W, 45.5W, 57.5L, $475. and $275. Call 604.344.2059. BRAND NEW Garland Commercial Stove 6 elements with a griddle and two separate ovens. Unit has swivel casters for easy movement. Asking $6,000 (Paid $6,600). Please contact for pictures or to set up a time/date to view. losa.luaifoa@tn-bc. ca604.483.9646 ext. 124 P I L AT E S P R O X P 5 5 6 Reformer. Like new condition, great health benefits, $650 Call 604.485.4101.

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Please contact Alice Van Zwietering LAKESIDE Lakeside PRESCHOOL Daycare 604.483.2122 AND DAYCARE fax resume 604.414.8106 or email 604.483.8918

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Concrete foundation, drainage, retaining walls, fences, kitchen and bathroom renovation specialist, tiles, drywall, foundation to rooftop, contracts and hourly. 604.483.6153

5520 Legal/Public Notices LAND ACT: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Davis Ventures Ltd from Van Anda, BC has applied to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Surrey for a commercial lease situated on Provincial Crown land located near Sturt (Marble) Bay, Texada Island, BC. Legal description: District Lot 80 and Blocks A, B and C of District Lot 510, Texada Island District. The Lands File Number for this application is 2412046. Comments concerning this application should be directed to the Senior Land Officer at 200 - 10428 153 Street, Surrey, BC V3R 1E1. Comments will be received by the Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations until September 19, 2018. Comments received after this date may not be considered. Please visit the Applications and Reasons for Decision Database website at for more information.

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604.485.5313 SIX - 245/70 19.5 tires, RV or truck, $150 each. Call 604.485.7993. TEN INCH Delta Unisaw with a 220v single phase motor in very good condition. Asking $1,500 Call 604.749.7054.

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HALF DUPLEX level entry, 2 bdrm, 2 bathroom, living room, dining room, den, deck with partial view. Asking $339,900. Call 604.223.3739. RENOVATED TWO bedroom house on a huge lot. In town, asking $389,000. Call 604.344.0102. SMALLER HOUSE and Cottage in Central Westview. Asking $350,000. Call 604.223.1873 for appointment to view. TWO PLUS acres Gillies Bay, two bay, two storey shop, small house needs work. $295,000, call 604.486.7224.

6040 Lots & Acreages for Sale ACREAGE FOR sale. Three minutes from city centre on Allen Avenue, fruit trees, $299,000. 604.483.1632.

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RIDE-ON lawn mowers, running or not, cash for some. Contact Don at 604.487.0487. WANTED ROTOTILLER, rear-tine tiller preferred. A machine with large wheels with tines located on the back of the machine. Call 604.414.4598 or email WELDED ALUMINUM boat, 20’ to 24’, four stroke, power preferred. Text 604.414.4598. WOULD LIKE to buy used yard ornaments that require painting. Call 604.485.7747.

NICE HOUSE for rent on Gordon Avenue. Great view, good for singles, a couple or even a family. References are required, call Kit at 604.483.1164. TWO BEDROOM clean house on a huge lot. Included is a basement, garage and loft. Pet negotiable, N/S, $1400 a month. Call 604.344.0102.

6962 Storage HEATED STORAGE units now available at Oceanside Resort, sizes are 8x9, 9x9 and 12x9. Starting from $90 per month call 604.485.2435.

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604.485.7927 9145 Cars 2009 FREIGHTLINER Diesel DDT15, new gravel box and pump, high-lift elect tarp, 18 speed Eaton transmission, new seats. $85,000 OBO 604.578.0777.

4030 Home Care Available O F F E R I N G ELDERCARE/COMPANION SERVICES. Light housekeeping and meal prep etc. Compassionate, respectful, discreet. Call 604.578.0064 or email:

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2007 TOYOTA SLE convertible US model. Always stored inside, all options - luxury car, three owner - almost like new. Mechanical sound, all records, 165,000 kms. Car cover, MUST BE SEEN, $11,300, selling due to health. Contact 604.485.6396 or 604.483.1950.

1988 2858 Bayliner Contessa, N e w Vo l v o 3 5 0 H i g h Performance Duo-prop, propane stove/oven, three batteries. Comes with 9’ Zodiac, 6 hp outboard. Can be seen at Powell Lake C25, $17,900 OBO. Call 604.483.6060 or 485.9525. 19’ CALAIS 61 hours on 210 HP V6, leg rebuilt 2016,two scotty electric downriggers, good overall condition, $15,000. Call 604.414.8155.

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KITCHEN CUPBOARDS, large set preferred, will consider all condition and types, please call 604.414.4598 or email

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1995 WHITE BMW, 295,000 kms, 4 door, 6 cylinder, excellent condition, runs great, $4,500, call 1.604.788.3036 or 604.483.4437. 2006 DODGE Charger RT 5.7, many extras, garage kept, all receipts, pictures available. Call 604.485.5384.

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2010 GT Mustang Convertible V8 4.6L. Duel Shift, all the goodies. 11,000 kms. $22,000. 604.485.9586. 2013 HYUNDAI Elantra GL, low kms, great condition. $9,500 call 604.487.0097.

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604.485.5313 9160 Trucks & Vans 1993 DODGE Diesel Ext Cab 4x4, 140,000 kms, automatic, aftermarket 4” exhaust, turbo housing and injectors, engine brake, $17,900. Call 604.483.8050 or email rapp@ 2000 TOYOTA Tacoma, four cylinder, 4x4, mint shape, great tires, cheap on fuel, jet black, 207,000 kms, $10,500, rust check frame, must check out to really ap-preciate how clean this vehicle is. Contact 604.223.4067. 2008 TACOMA TRD Quad Cab, 195,000 kms, 4.0 auto, 6” lift, 35” tires, $18,900. Call 604.483.8050 or email rapp@

9185 Boats 1 9 8 1 S E A R AY 3 6 ’ (355T) twin diesels, diesel generator extras, recent suvey. Call Jen 604.413.1092 or Chris 604.414.3960. 1998 270 SEARAY Limited Edition, excellent condition, 690hrs, new motor, trailer,new tarps, lots of bells and whistles $30,000 Call 604.414.8596.

24’ EX-COMMERCIAL HD/ FG boat, 5.9-litre Cummins diesel. Special for prawn and crab fishing, $20,000, OBO. Call 604.487.0890. 40’ TOLLYCRAFT cruiser, twin gas V-8 engines, extras, great shape, $75,000. OBO, 604.414.3960. MARTIN 29 sailboat, mainsail three genoas, storm jib, 10 hp, inboard, Volvo, diesel, $12,000 or OBO. Call 604.483.4104.

9220 RVs/Campers/Trailers 1996 BIG Foot 11.5’ camper, 3-piece bathroom, winter furnace package, basement, solar panel, $6,900. Call 604.483.8050 or email 2007 24’ KEYSTONE Cougar, 5th wheel, good condition, $14,000 OBO. Call 604.483.6641.

2085 Garage Sales 10033 View Road Sunday, August 19 10 am to 2 pm No early birds, rain or shine 3308 Hernando Avenue Sunday, August 19 9 am to 2 pm Home decor and furnishings, luggage, sports and exercise equipment, and more. 7204 Toba Street Saturday, August 18 8 am to 12 noon Multifamily sale

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Welcome Kim, our new Pharmacist to the Powell River Rexall team Kim and the pharmacy team offer a variety of medication management tools & pharmacy services. Whether it’s automatically refilling your prescriptions when they are due, or syncing them so you pick them all up in one visit, these tools will help you stay on track with your medications. Your Rexall Pharmacy team has in-depth knowledge of common areas of health and wellness. They can provide counselling, services and information for topics such as: • • • • • • • •

Medication Management & Reviews Delivery Home Health Care Custom/Specialty Compounding Vaccinations (travel, flu shots, shingles and more) Diabetes Management Device Training (blood glucose monitor, inhalers, epinephrine auto-injectors) Blood Pressure (BP) Management with in-store BP kiosks … and much more!

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