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Wednesday, January 25, 2008 46TH YEAR ISSUE 4

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Lunn clinches islands seat By MITCHELL SHERRIN Staff Writer

Canada may have elected a new government Monday night, but the Saanich-Gulf Islands riding remained much the same and serves as a good snapshot for the larger political arena.

Few island voters would be surprised to learn that Conservative MP Gary Lunn won for the fourth straight time since 1997.

"It was an exciting nigl;lt. · We're thrilled to be given a

clear minority government by the Canadian people and, obviously we're very pleased with results locally in Saan­ich-Gulf Islands," he said.

Lunn expects to be busy with the transition from opposition to government now that the Conservative Party took 124 seats Monday night (compared to 103 seats for the Liberals, 51 for the Bloc Quebecois, 29 for the NDP and 1 independent).

"Canadians clearly were not prepared to give anyone a majority. I wasn't expect­ing that, and they want us to deliver."

Lunn hopes to move for­ward local issues he's been working on, like the missing persons DNA database, but he declined comment that he could face a cabinet posi­tion.

"We'll all be getting dif­ferent responsibilities, what­ever they may be," he said. "I would expect a smaller cabinet for Mr. Harper; that wouldn't surprise me in the least. Whatever he asks me to do, I'll roll up my sleeves and get to work. Right now I'm so happy, I'd be happy to carry his briefcase."

Lunn is confident that the Conservative government can work with other parties to find solutions.

"We were given a man­date by the Canadian peo-


PARC bids farewell to Curtin and Fraser By MITCHELL SHERRIN Staff Writer

Salt Spring faces a "watershed" of opportunity after long­time commissioners Bill Curtin and Wayne Fraser resigned from the Parks and Recreation Commission (PARC).

"Both Bill and Wayne have devoted a large part of their lives to the commission serving the community and they should be thanked for that," said Capital Regional District (CRD) director Gary Holman, who sits on PARC as the local CRDrep.

Curtin announced his resignation after the public part of a January 16 parks planning meeting and Fraser left his post earlier in the month. Curtin has served 15 years with PARC, induding several as chair, while Fraser served for nine and was also PARC chair.

Fraser had not been attending PARC meetings while recu­perating from a broken leg suffered in a bicycling incident and subsequent surgery.


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Ganges Marina manager Robyn Kelln said building 16 structures on the marina site along Lower Ganges Road is his only recourse after the Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee (LTC) rejected his "commu-

nity-minded" proposal last fall.

"We can only do now what is within our legal right as owners of that property," he said in a Monday evening interview from his Vancou­ver home. "We are proceed­ing the way we always said we would."

Kelln added there is fur­ther pressure to begin con­struction before the LTC considers Bylaw 413, which would regulate what can be built in Salt Spring's Shore­line 1 zone, at the January 31 LTC meeting.

He said the 16 buildings planned for the site will


house marina guest services such as washrooms, showers, laundry facilities and space for other marina-related ser­vices.

Kelln worries the bylaw could further restrict over­taxed marina services before the boating season begins anew this spring.

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The Ganges Marina site was the object of fierce debate when the company sought the LTC rezoning required to construct a multi­level retail and residential complex on its properties. '

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Judge orders cross-examination of Dave Gibbon in tennis case

A petition to overturn the Capital Regional District (CRD) board's approval of the Salt Spring indoor tennis court contract is still on track to be heard in B.C. Supreme Court.

A March 15 court date has been reserved, said the peti­tioners' lawyer David Taylor Monday.

But before then, Parks and Recreation Commission (PARC) operations manager David Gibbon will be cross­examined in an attempt to resolve conflicts in evidence between his affidavit and those made in support of the petition.

That step follows a ruling from Justice R.R. Holmes, which was released January 20 in Vancouver, after argu­ments were made in court the week before.

"We argued there were material conflicts between what Mr. Gibbon had to say and what other witnesses who had sworn affidavits in support of the petition had said," said Taylor. "The law­yers representing PARC and · the CRD argued that there should be no cross-examina­tion because the issues spo­ken to by Mr. Gibbon were not directly material to the issues before the court. Sec-

ondly they argued that there is seldom a cross-examina­tion in a judicial review peti­tion proceeding."

But Justice Holmes dis­agreed. He stated in his reasons for judgment that cross-examination of Gib­bon "will be relevant, serve a useful purpose in determin­ing the facts, and will assist the court in determining the evidence relevant to a deci­sion on the petition."

Taylor said the cross­examination date will likely be in early February.

Michael Best and the Salt Spring Island Ratepayers Group filed a petition chal-

lenging the CRD's Septem­ber approval of a $572,150 contract to Cover-All Pacific Building Systems. They believe the approval should be deemed invalid or unau­thorized, suggesting inad­equate or false information was used in making a "rub­ber-stamped" decision.

Despite the court case proceeding and land-use issues that have arisen with the Islands Trust and Agri­cultural Land Commission over the proposed Portlock Park site, the tennis court materials were delivered by Cover-All to Salt Spring last week.


ple. I expect other parties will work with us on this. On every single bill, you'll attract support from differ­ent corners of the House; whether it be the Bloc, the NDP oi Liberal members of Parliament."

Salt Spring Polling Station Results and that Canada is destined for another election within the next two years. Fernwood Burgis Lewis Lunn O'Brien On

286 178 172 0 141 ArtSpring Burgis Lewis Lunn O'Brien Orr

"Until we actually reform the system so that the Bloc doesn't keep holding this country ransom, we'll end up with the same result again."

557 351 292 288 3 Community Burgis Lewis Lunn O'Brien Orr Gospel 442 286 348 3 281


Lunn received 24,416 votes and 3 7.1 per cent of the vote in his riding (1,192 votes and 22.8 per cent of the Salt Spring vote).

Fulford Hall Burgis Lewis.. Lunn O'Brien Orr Sheila Orr wasn't sur­prised by the riding results. 298 252 106 1 122

Advance Burgis Lewis Lunn O'Brien Orr "Basically the NDP and

myself split the vote; 62-63 per cent didn't vote for Mr. Lunn and he won - but that's democracy."

Polls 262 135 274 3 148 NDP candidate Jennifer

Burgis was also happy with election results, even though she placed second in the rid­ing.

Total Burgis Lewis Lunn O'Brien Orr 1845 1202 1192 10 980


"We're very proud. It was an excellent result," she said.

Burgis 35.3

Lewis 23

Lunn 22.8

O'Brien Orr .2 18.7

While Orr felt she gave Lunn a good fight to gar­ner 26.1 per cent of votes in the riding (17, 144) with 980 votes or 18.7 per cent sup­port on Salt Spring, she was disappointed with the overall Liberal campaign.

One of the highlights for her was that three NDP women (Catherine Bell, Jean Crowder and Denise Savoie) won seats on Vancouver Island. And Burgis led polls on Salt Spring with 1,845 votes and 35.3 per cent support.

"I have to say that I think a lot of the Green [Party] supporters realize that put­ting a New Democrat in Ottawa is how we are going to get reform; we won't have a Green MP until we have electoral reform."

With 17,455 votes in the Saanich-Gulf Islands riding, she narrowly beat the Liber­al candidate for second place when she took 26.6 per cent of the vote.

"My room was rather pumped to hear that they had retired Sheila Orr."

Burgis indicated that with a minority government, vari­ous parties will need to work together to pass any initia­tives.

"A working coalition is the most likely outcome from this." ·

And she intends to main­tain a local presence as a community activist.

"Now that I have three strong New Democrat women on the island to bend their ears, I'll do some of that work."

After struggling to get recognized by mainstream media, Green Party candi­date Andrew Lewis took consolation second on island ballots with 1,202 votes and 23 per cent of the Salt Spring vote.

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And the Greens "even gained support in Alberta of all places," he said.

But Lewis was disap­pointed with results that saw him slip from approximate­ly 10,000 votes in 2004 to 6,533 (9.9 per cent) in the riding for the 2006 election.

"Throughout this cam­paign I have been battling the idea of strategic voting. I think it's fear mongering and anti-democratic," Lewis said. "In this election I think we got squeezed and people tried to stop Gary Lunn by either voting Liberal or NDP and they cancelled each other out."

Lewis believes the current electoral system is flawed

"Our national campaign was exceedingly bad; very badly run, very badly exe­cuted."

And she plans to step back from politics.

"Now it's time for our party to regroup and refo­cus and start looking at the younger generation; that's who should be taking over here."

Orr also graciously com­mended her opponents.

"Every candidate did a good job for their party. My worthy opponents all believed in their platform, particularly the NDP and the Greens. You've got to admire everybody that takes on a 'role like that and stands up for what they believe in."

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MARINA From Page A1 Peter Lamb and George Ehring played a vital role in opposing the plan and will begin their terms with the option of giving Bylaw 413 first reading at Tuesday's meeting.

Public opposition con­vinced former trustee Kim­berly Lineger and chair David Essig to decline B&B Ganges Marina's request for a zoning change at the cost oflosing several concessions made by the company.

In a Tuesday interview, Lineger said the decision to begin construction on the site shows just how impor­tant it is to sit down and reopen negotiations.

gain nothing from the pro­cess, she said.

"The Ganges Marina pro­posal was probably flawed because it was too good to be true and that is why people didn't give it any credibility," Kelln said. "The public was grossly misled and were sold snake oil instead of finding out what the real hard facts are."

Despite getting "serious offers" on residential-zoned waterfront lots along Lower Ganges Road, Kelln said, he remains open to proposals if the Islands Trust or other community groups wish to step forward.

"We are prepared to nego­tiate everything but one thing - time," he said. "I've already sacrificed all the time I'm prepared to give on this project."

"It time for people to get off their laurels because it's beyond protesting that they don't want something," she said. "The community must ask itself what it wants that area to look like."

B&B Ganges Marina Ltd. is now building under its existing zoning restrictions and the community stands to

Trustees Ehring and Lamb, and chiefTrust planner John Gauld could not be . reached for comment by deadline.

Tuesday's LTC meeting is at 1 p.m. at ArtSpring.

BEHOLDING THE HAGGIS: Robbie Burns Day was celebrated in typical Salt Spring style last weekend. Seen here, ceremoniously ushering in the haggis, are (from left) Jan MacPhail, Lorraine Lowry, Robert Chrichton and John Williamson.

Youths pull off rescue at sea Youths rescued the rider of a Sea-Doo­

type vehicle off North Galiano Island on the afternoon of January 15.

It turned out the man had run out of gas while out for a ride, and the wind and current were working against him.

According to Barry Ralston of Esquimalt, his son Cale Ralston, 18, was walking on the beach with his girlfriend and her cousin when they noticed a man in distress off shore.

While a call was made for emergency help, Cale and his girlfriend's cousin bor­rowed a nearby boat with an outdoor motor to rescue the man.

"They heard the guy kind of shouting and waving and at first they didn't pay any atten­tion and then they realized he was in trouble and needed help," said Barry Ralston.

"It wasn't rainy, but it was windy," said Barry Ralston.

"They put their lives into danger going out to get this guy."


"It's kind of a watershed in a way, because Bill and Wayne have been there so long. It's unfortunate they felt they had to leave before their terms. But it's an oppor­tunity for rethinking; that's not a bad thing," Holman said.

Holman and the remaining eight PARC commissioners will discuss future appoint­ment options during their annual retreat in February. But more significantly, the commission needs to look at its aging master plan, he said.

"I feel quite strongly that before the commission gets into another major capital project, we need to take stock. We've bitten off too many large and, at times, controversial projects."

He also reiterated a cam­paign promise to establish term limits for commission­ers and is looking at imple­menting a review panel for

all CRD commissions before the end of the year.

Fraser feels proud of the trail network and increased green space, which grew by 400 to 500 per cent during his three terms with PARC.

"I still think of it as the best way we can address a lot of the social woes in society, by giving people the oppor­tunity to recreate and meet in different spaces."

Fraser believes the new recreation centre will serve the greatest number of islanders with the resources available. He intends to keep volunteering with the Crime Prevention Association through Salt Spring Com­munity Justice.

"One of the best things with PARC for me was all the other volunteers that I had the pleasure of cross­ing paths with. They were all there for the right reasons."

And Curtin looks at the

Rainbow Road complex as a significant legacy.

"The assembly of the land on Rainbow Road was an effort over a long sustained period of time that took a lot of attention and detail," Cur­tin said. "The fact the pool is happening now is irrevo­cable. I'm happy."

With his new free time, he plans to read some books, take on another Foster Par­ents Plan foster child and spend more time with his grandchildren.

PARC vice-chair Rose­mary Trump also thanked Curtin and Fraser for their contributions to the commu­nity.

"I know how much time and energy it takes," she said.

Trump will lead the com­mission temporarily until elections for chair and vice­chair positions are held on January 30.

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Elected officials urge alternative to province's moth spraying plan By SEAN MCINTYRE are prepared to do that again. ered extremely difficult and has yet to establish a long-

. Staff Writer You have our commitment deemed an "ineffective erad- term gypsy moth manage-Salt Spring's newly elect- as elected representatives ication technique," accord- ment plan, she said, it is

ed local trustees have placed to work with the provincial ing to a provincial govern- unlikely the spray will their support behind south- government and the commu- ment website. prevent future outbreaks end residents opposing a pro- nity on such a plan." Other methods such as because gypsy moth larvae vincial government proposal MFR requires the spray mass trappings, it reads, are are often transported to the to spray a 390-hectare (963- permit to use Btk and Foray problematic because of the island on vehicles. acre) area with a contentious 48b on an area adjacent to number of traps needed - Aerial spraying has never bacterial pesticide. Mount Maxwell Provincial anywhere up to 40 traps per eradicated the gypsy moth,

"If there is a solution ParkonApril15 and June 20, hectare (99/acre). Richards added, and it is nqt that will work and doesn't 2006 to prevent the spread of Though trapping is con- even known if populations put people's health at risk, a gypsy moth population. sidered "accepted by the can successfully propagate then let's do that," said Concerns arose after 42 public," it does not guaran- on the island. trustee George Ehring. "We gypsy moths were discov- tee moths are caught before Richards believes research shouldn't do nothing and so ered in nine traps last sum- they mate and requires con- into the potential side effects we must ·certainly do some- mer. siderable time before results of Foray 48b and Btk is thing to support an alterna- Spray opponents on Salt can be examined. incomplete and worthy of

Spring have presented a 1 1 d G -1 R" h d more study tive treatment process." s an er a1 1c ar s · number of arguments for h 1 d d" "You always go with pre-Ehring, fellow trustee e pe coor mate a success-using alternative control ful 1 1 · · caution," she said. "To be Peter Lamb and Salt Spring's oca ant1-spraymg cam-measures, including the · · 1993 Th bl" safe you always go with pre- · regional director on the Cap- pa1gn m . e pu 1c spray's impact on organic t It d · th caution, especially if there ital Regional District (CRD) ou cry resu e m more an farming operations, endan~ 100 1 · are alternatives." board Gary Holman formal- vo unteers settmg traps, gered butterfly species and b" d. t d More than 100 people

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to the spray proposal in a · · 1 n r un - a e Despite theu concerns, spraying. spray campaign's e-mail letter sent to the Ministry of MFR contends spraying She sees little reason why list and a petition will soon Forests and Range (MFR) the area is the only way to the same cannot be done in be available at Salt Spring and the Ministry of the Envi- ensure gypsy moths do not 2006. Natureworks in Ganges and ronment on Tuesday. endanger deciduous trees in If anything, she said, the Morningside Organic Bak-

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Emergency crews descend­ed upon Fulford Harbour after learning a vehicle had veered out of control near St. Paul's Catholic Church and plunged off the bank just after noon on Sunday, Janu­ary 22.

The 30-year-old male driver managed to escape from the partially submerged vehicle by the time crews arrived.

from the scene. RCMP Sgt. Danny Willis

said the cause of the accident is under investigation.

Area resident Bruce Patterson saw the emer­gency crews at work as he returned to Salt Spring on the ferry.

"It's not uncommon for cars to go over the bank in that area," he said.

that stretch of the road." • Emergency crews were

called to the scene of a two­vehicle accident at the inter­section of Fulford-Ganges and Dukes roads just before 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

The drivers were treated for minor injuries and were reported in stable condition.

"Rush-hour" traffic along Fulford-Ganges Road was backed up for 20 minutes as rescue crews towed the vehicles from the scene.

investigating another inci­dent after the driver of a northbound vehicle lost control and crashed into an oncoming car near the 2400 block of Fulford-Ganges Road on the afternoon of Thursday, January 19.

Willis said both drivers were treated for minor inju­ries.

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"Remarkably, the injuries are rarely severe, but perhaps Highways should consider extending the barrier along • Salt Spring RCMP are

He advised motorists to ensure their headlights are on and working properly, especially during periods of reduced visibility.

Public Notice

Salt Spring Island Ferry Advisory Committee

The Islands Trust and the Capital Regional District have agreed to assist BC Ferries in renewing the membership of the Salt Spring Island Ferry Advisory Committee to BC Ferries. The mandate of the committee is to advise BC Ferries on local ferry service issues and inter-dependent ferry service issues that may arise.

The Salt Sp1ing Island Ferry Advisory Committee will participate with the Southern Gulf Islands Ferry Advisory Committee in a subcommittee on ferry scheduling issues.

A maximum of six persons will be appointed to the Salt Spring Island Ferry Advisory Committee for a three-year term. The committee will meet a minimum of two times each year, usually on Salt Spring Island. There is no remuneration paid for service on the committee, however, BC Ferries pays approved expenses incurred by participating members.

Citizens, groups and organizations interested in representing their local community on the Ferry Advisory Committee should-outline their previous experience in serving in voluntary and interest-lYased activities in their community. Please submit your Expression of Interest in writing (include "Salt Spring Island Ferry Advisory Committee" on the outside of your envelope or in the subject line of your email) by February 3, 2006 to:

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Southern Gulf Islands Ferry Advisory Committee

The Islands Trust and the Capital Regional District (CRD) have agreed to assist BC Ferries in renewing the membership of the Southern Gulf Islands Ferry Advisory Committee to BC Ferries. The mandate of the C()mmittee is to advise BC Ferries on local ferry service. issues and inter­dependent ferry service issues that may arise.

The Southern Gulflslands Ferry Advisory Committee will participate with the Salt Spring Island Ferry Advisory Committee in a subcommittee on ferry scheduling issues.

A maximum of eleven persons, including the CRD Director for the Southern Gulflslands, will be appointed to represent Galiano Island, Mayne Island, Satuma Island, and North and South Pender Islands for a three-year tem1. The committee will meet a minimum of two times each year, usually in Swartz Bay. There is no remuneration paid for service on the committee, however, BC Ferries pays approved expenses incurred by pa1ticipating members.

Citizens, groups and organizations interested in representing their local community on the Ferry Advisory Committee should outline their previous experience in serving in voluntary and interest-based activities in their community. Please submit your Expression of Interest in writing (include ''Southern Gulf Islands Ferry Advisory Committee" on the outside of your envelope or in the subject line of your email) by February 3, 2006 to:

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Youth ·go green in vote If Gulf Islands youth had

their say in a federal elec­tion, the Green Party would be in power today.

Students at Gulf Islands Secondary School (GISS), Salt Spring Island Middle School (SIMS) and Pender Island Elementary-Second­ary participated in the cross­Canada Student Vote last week, and overwhelmingly made their mark for Green Party candidate Andrew Lewis.

At GISS, 355 of the school's 600 students cast ballots, with Lewis receiving 50.1 per cent support (175 votes).

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He was followed by the NDP's Jennifer Burgis with 32.4 per cent of votes (115); Liberal candidate Sheila Orr, 6.7 per cent (24 votes); Con­servative incumbent Gary Lunn with 6.4 per cent (23 votes); and Western Block candidate Patricia O'Brien attracting 4.2 per cent (15 eteet•~

c•~ votes). ·

STUDENTS VOTE: From left, Hayley Jackson, Kaitlin Fraser and Casey Knight of Salt Spring Island Middle School partiCipated in a national student voting pro­gram on Thursday. Photo by Mitchell Sherrin

Only Grade 8 students from SIMS wer~ given the opportunity to mark ballots and 89 did the deed.

Lewis and the Greens grabbed 42 per cent of the votes (38), Burgis received 23.5 per cent (21), Orr had 20 per cent (18), and Lunn rece-ived 13.5 per cent Developers tnap out

trail at Bullock Lake (12).

On Pender Island, 3 8 per cent of students supported Lewis (18 ballots); 32 per cent Burgis (15); 23.5 per cent Lunn (11) and 6.5 per cent Orr (3).

Salt Spring Island Village Resort (SSIVR) has asked the Parks and Recreation Commission (PAR C) to con­sider taking a joint-venture stroll by establishing a trail along part of Bullock Lake.

SSIVR project coordina­tor Ron Behr made a pre­sentation to PARC's parks planning committee on Jan­

. uary 16, showing concept drawings and photographs of other trails created with

'natural materials and/or by building raised wooden walkways over environmen­tally sensitive areas.

Behr said the trail would help preserve and maintain


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the wetland region along the lake. A registered easem*nt or covenant would see the trail granted to PARC and the Capital Regional Dis­trict, along with the associ­ated liability.

Commission member Peter Lake was concerned PARC would be assuming liability for resort guests.

Both resort users and the , general public would access

the trail, said Behr. "The assumption is it's for

everyone on the island," he said.

The issue will be referred to PARC 's trails advisory group.

But Gulf Islands students' voting habits didn't mirror those of their nationwide counterparts.

When results from 284 tidings are tallied, a youth­voted House of Commons would have 128 Conserva­tive seats, 64 for the NDP, 52 Liberals, six Greens and one independent.

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Salt Spring's Lori Quesnel received conditional sentenc­es, nine months probation, a driving ban and a $600 fine when she pleaded guilty to five of 13 charges she faced in Victoria Provincial Court on January 12.

As part of one incident that occurred at a London Drugs store in Saanich on August 31, 2005, Quesnel pleaded guilty to theft of a car stereo and assault caus­ing bodily harm against a loss-prevention officer.

"She was fighting, kick­ing, biting and she actually broke the skin biting [the store's loss-prevention offi­cer]," said Crown counsel Barb Penty.

Quesnel was ordered to serve a six-month condition­al sentence with a curfew, 40 hours of community ser­vice, substance-abuse and anger-management counsel­ling, a ban from alcohol con­sumption or possession, a DNA order and prohibition from contact with the store

employee or access to the store.

Another guilty plea to a June 20 charge of impaired driving led to a $600 fine and one-year driving prohi­bition.

Quesnel also pleaded guilty to a charge that she attempted to steal beer from a cooler at Moby's Marine Pub on June 15.

"She was found in the res­taurant cooler with an arm­load of six packs of Kokan­ee," Penty said.

For beer theft, Quesnel received a seven-day condi­tional sentence concurrent to the previous sentence.

She also pleaded guilty to a breach of her bail terms from when she was stopped at 11:55 p.m. on October 24 while serving an 8 p.m. cur-few. ·

Her bail breach added another seven days to the conditional sentence.

Quesnel will also serve nine months probation with many of the same terms.

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A 21-year-old islander received a suspended sen­tence with 12 months pro­bation when he pleaded guilty to charges of assault­ing a police officer, caus­ing a disturbance and breach of an undertaking when he appeared at Ganges Provin­cial Court on January 10.

Court heard that Morgan Howard was arrested for causing a disturbance and violating a police undertak­ing on November 17 when police received complaints about two males drinking, throwing cans and swearing loudly in Centennial Park.

Howard had previously been arrested that same morning with another male for being drunk in a public place.

Crown counsel David Sissons noted that RCMP Const. Nick Widdershoven was assaulted without injury

during the morning arrest. Crown ordered a stay of

proceedings on a fourth charge of assault committed against a local shopkeeper related to the second inci­dent.

Howard was ordered to write letters of apology to the two assault victims, maintain no contact with the second assault victim, attend counselling as directed and he was banned from possess­ing alcohol.

In another alcohol-related matter, Brenan Chamberlain, 68, received the mandatory minimum $600 fine and a 12-month driving prohibi­tion when he pleaded guilty to impaired driving.

Court heard that Cham­berlain had a blood-alcohol level of 0.130 and 0.120 when he was stopped with faulty tail-lights on his vehi­cle on December 2, 20Q5.



"I'd like to say I'm relieved. It will simplify things," said Chamberlain.

Athena Varlis received a one-year driving prohibition and an $850 fine after she pleaded guilty to charges of impaired driving and driving while disqualified.

Police found Varlis in a parked car on October 22, 2005 when they responded to a complaint she'd taken a vehicle while still serving a previous driving prohibition. At the time, Varlis showed signs of impairment and pro­vided a breathalyzer sample of 0.16. She was also serv­ing a one-year driving pro­hibition from an impaired driving charge that stemmed from a June 17, 2005 inci­dent.

In her defence, Varlis indi­cated that she had voluntarily enrolled in a 30-day residen­tial treatment program for





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alcohol abuse and she apolo­gized for her "bad choices."

"I'm just grateful that I didn't hurt myself or anyone else."

Judge Hubbard denied a Crown request for incarcera­tion, probation with counsel­ling orders, a two-year driv­ing ban and a $1,100 fine. However, he indicated that the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles may impose a lon­ger driving ban.

Similarly, Paul Adams received the mandatory min­imum penalty of a $600 fine and one-year driving ban when he pleaded guilty to impaired driving charges.

Adams had breathalyzer readings of 0.15 and 0.14 when stopped in a Septem­ber 24, 2005 road check.

"I completely regret the whole incident," he said. "I tried to forget a problem and had a beer too many."

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Islander, dog escape ferry 'death trap' By MITCHELL SHERRIN Staff Writer

A Salt Spring woman was traumatized when a "wall of water" soaked her during a recent mainland ferry cross­ing on the car deck with her dogs.

"One big wave came in through the little opening to the outside they have there and nailed us."

Islander Thea McCormick and her two dogs travelled home shivering and sopping wet after being struck by a wave on the car deck of the Queen of Oak Bay during the 3 p.m. Horseshoe Bay­Departure Bay crossing on January 1.

Following the incident that affected her, another passen­ger and their dogs, she wants to see a new pet area created for passengers above the car deck.

"[We] were slammed by a wall of water, the water came right over my head, the impact forced me against the bench and sent my dogs and the man and his dog tum­bling against the far wall."

Travelling on the car deck is "deplorable" even at the

best of times, she said. "We have no access to

washrooms or hot drinks or food, yet we pay the same price to ride the ferries as the passengers that have access to all those things, as well as a warm place to sit."

McCormick recalled she was initially pleased when she first boarded the Queen of Oak Bay for her trip ear­lier this month and learned that the dog area had been renovated over the summer.

"It was more of an enclosed room on the car deck and there was a couple of heaters and there's a door to get in there and I thought, 'This is getting better.' But when that water came through there, it was almost like a death trap," McCormick said.

"We scrambled to open the door and get our dogs out of there because we didn't know if another wave was coming."

She also realized that announcements were com­pletely incomprehensible on the car deck and had no idea where a passenger would find a life jacket.

Her fear and distress were

exacerbated by cold and wet clothing, soaking dogs and sopping-wet bags.

"They wouldn't even give me a ride to my car, which was in the furthest parking lot."

She regularly travels with her dogs to visit her daughter in Squamish, she said.

"We don't always take a car because it's so bloom­ing expensive," said McCor­mick.

Consequently, she would like to see a dog area built upstairs.

Following the incident, she received a letter from the ferry captain stating that B.C. Ferries would move pas­sengers with pets to another area when there are future crossings during inclement weather.

"If they can do that, they can certainly make an area all the time.

"It's cold. Those are awful conditions. I can't under­stand why they can't just have a little room upstairs."

B.C. Ferries expressed remorse about the incident and indicated the company will look for a solution in

long-range plans. "We're very sorry this hap­

pened to this lady. I'm sure it was quite an uncomfortable incident for her," said B.C. Ferries spokesperson Debo­rah Marshall.

"It's certainly brought [this issue] to our attention. We want to look into it and see if we can make some improve­ments for our customers."

B.C. Ferries will now look at creating upper car deck pet areas during the future refit of all C-class vessels, she said.

"With Health Canada reg­ulations, we can't permit pets [except guide dogs] to be in passenger areas where we are serving food," she said.

The entire passenger lounge area is covered by the Health Canada regulations, she noted.

B.C. Ferries invites cus­tomers to provide feedback on this and other issues, Marshall said.

The company can be reached by calling (1-888-BC FERRIES) or through the "contact us" section of its website (www.bcferries. ca).

Ferry fare hike no joke: in effect February 1 Ferry fares will rise again on Febru­

ary 1 after B.C. Ferries' requested fuel surcharge was approved in part by the B.C. Ferry Commissioner Friday.

tariff (and third rate hike) in the last six months.

In his ruling, deputy commissioner Alan Eastwood noted that fuel prices in the second half of 2005 were sig­nificantly higher than forecast when he implemented B.C. Ferries' initial fuel surcharge in July.

Southern Gulf Islands travellers will pay a further three per cent in ferry fares as of that date.

Approval was also granted for a 1.5 per cent fuel surcharge for the major

On a return trip with a ·car and driver from Vancouver Island to Salt Spring, travellers. can expect to pay an extra $1.65 return fare while Tsaw­wassen to Swartz Bay fares crept up by $2.20.

And islanders can probably expect further increases of one per cent for the major route group and three per cent for the other route groups in June 2006 when Eastwood receives new fuel cost information.

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The increase marks the second fuel

The latest increase for island ferry fares follows a 4.4 per cent increase on November 1 and another six per cent hike on July 25.


Are your January fitness resolutions starting to lag? Here's a second chance for success! Pharrnasave Downtown is starting a walking club for all levels of walkers. Here are the steps you need to know to join: 1. Tuesday, January 31 (rain or shine!) wear weather

appropriate shoes and clothing - park your car at ArtSpring (the walk will end here).

2. 9:15 a.m.- meet your walk leaders inside the Downtown Pharmasave, next to the dispensary.

3. Stretch with the group and take a walk with us! Our first walk will take about 30 minutes.

4. Wind up at the ArtSpring parking lot - and receive your reward for coming out!

5. Meet us next week to do it all over again! We will start out with one group walk per week and add more as interest grows.

6. The more you walk with us the better you'll feel and the more opportunities you'll have to earn fabulous prizes!

Interested? Need more information - give Mel or Chris a call at 537-5534 and ask about the walking club.

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Making contact Monday's election results proved once again that voters in both

B.C. and Canada are completely in charge when they go to the polls.

The next couple of years should be a unique era in federal politics. Saanich-Gulflslands could even find itself with a cabinet minister MP, if some predictions materialize.

When it comes to MP Gary Lunn, we'd like readers to know that he would have answered the three written questions we posed to Saanich-Gulf Islands candidates (with responses published in the January 18 Driftwood) if he had received them.

Lunn's campaign manager Bruce Hallsor said he did not receive either an initial January 6 e-mail message containing the questions and deadline or a follow-up query from the Driftwood on January 16.

An angry Lunn said last week he is always open to answering journalists' questions and that we should have called him- even at home or on his cell-phone- to get his responses.

Since this is the second election in a row that Driftwood's stan­dard method failed to get a response from Lunn, we'll certainly do that next time, and we apologize to Mr. Lunn for not pursuing him when no response was received from him or his campaign by the evening of January 16.

However, since others had trouble making contact with the Lunn campaign, we suggest communication improvements should also be made on their end.

Lunn did not participate in Monday Magazine's candidate ques­tion section, despite its staff's persistent use of the telephone.

Monday writer Andrew McLeod told the DriftWood he called Lunn's campaign office at least fQur times within a four to five-day period requesting Lunn's time for an interview, but received no response.

Driftwood advertising staff also received no response when they inquired as to the whereabouts of copy for a pre-booked ad.

Further, the Salt Spring all-candidates meeting format was apparently lost twice in the shuffle and was requested by Lunn staff less than 48 hours before the event.

That said, we can confirm that Lunn has always made himself accessible to Driftwood editorial staff, appears to do the same for his constitUents and we look forward to watching his next stint in Ottawa.

Community support wanted for detox recovery camp · By BRENNAN CHOUINARD

David Shebib started the Free­dom Camp two years ago, which has been an issue in the commu­nity ever since. He abandoned the camp and I stepped in.

My name is Brennan and I came from Surrey, living in a basem*nt suite taking in addicts. Previously I lived in Vancouver during the Woodwards incident and three separate tent cities. They allowed me to come and do the recovery thing amongst them. In Surrey, things had been falling apart for me. There were issues with neigh­bours and others about having these people in their community.

I- don't want to fight you. I


understand your concerns and I do not want to impose on you, but addiction is becoming an epi­demic. Only a few seem to know how bad it's getting. Things are getting worse in tlie cities and on the street. Crack can even be found in the- rural communities and in many high schools. Meth is everywhere and every user I know lies about it, even to their parents. I am determined to do all I can -- with God's help -- to live the solution and fight any who

oppose the recovery movement of my generation.

My goal with the camp from where I came in was "recovery park." A refuge and sanctuary where people can come 24/7. I have been trying to achieve results for several years and have been planted on the beach where our first fruits should occur.

I'm not alone. There are many watching to see how this develops. This may not be the best place for this ministry to grow, but now is the time to start a recovery pro­gram that works, along with simi­lar ventures across Canada, or we as a nation will continue to pay ever-increasing costs in human

lives and government resources. The government is stumped

and has less than a two per cent recovery rate, despite its election claims. Others have tackled the drug problem in an unusual way with amazing results. See www. ststephenssociety. org/j ackie/ index.htrn.

Now you may not think God can help these people, but he has helped me. God's not dead. He's not even sick! Even AA gives credit to a higher power in aiding the recovery of its patrons.

All I'm asking is for time and space to develop this project - a detox recovery camp unlike any­thing in the country. As a camp

community we have tried to\ work with our neighbours, but they don't seem to know what's going on down there.

The government as an institu­tion of law is not able to deal with the spiritual issues of addiction. Welfare, although very important, is often misused to feed the addic­tion. Salt Spring Island is the best place for a pilot project of this kind to occur. The community at large is a healing and refreshing place. And you will be given more than just boasting rights through the nation when this project is successful.

The writer lives at Freedom Camp at Drummond Park.

Ganges Harbour panel kicks off new broad-vision era By DAVID RAPPORT ing healthy ecosystems on future development on Salt balances rights with respon- possible to forge guidelines and LUISA MAFFI I N Salt Spring Island? We pro- Spring. sibilities: Such a code of for ecological and social

That the health of the DEPTH pose the following four-step Such guidelines should no ethics will hold as sacro- responsibilities that would Gulf Islands ecosystems is plan: longer permit developments sanct both the rights and the contribute significantly to increasinglyatriskisbecom- 1) Educational pro- thatarelikelytocomprornise responsibilities for our way protecting and restoring our ing self-evident. might be done on Salt Spring grams focussing on eco- our streams, lakes, wetlands, of life. unique natural and cultural

On Salt Spring, decline and elsewhere to reverse system health and human near-shore, forests, fields, As a society, we are all too heritage. in diversity and numbers of thesy disquieting trends? well being: We need active as well as our core cultural well aware of our rights, e.g. An ideal beginning for bird species is but one tell- What is needed is a long- educational programs on values. those that attach to private these discussions is close at tale sign. Toxic algal blooms term vision of where we as the island for participa- 3) A community par- property ownership. How- hand. in several of our major water a community want to be 10, tion of people of all ages ticipatory process that is ever, in the interest of the We encourage read­reservoirs are another; algal 20, 50 years from now, and - from preschool to seniors inclusive: We need revital- entire community - both ers to attend the upcoming scum in Ganges Harbour in how we might get there. - directed toward discover- ized advisory groups that present and future genera- Salt Spring Island Conser- + mid-summer is yet another. To be viable, the vision ing what it takes to maintain will bring the various stake- tions -we need to become vancy educational event

These and many {)ther must first and foremost be the health and full function- holders together and carry aware of the responsibilities called Ganges Harbour- a signs of failing ecosystem designed at the outset as ality of our ecosystems and forth a vision that enhanc- that go hand in hand with Healthy Ecosystem? which health are due in large part to inclusive, with the full par- the likely consequences of es our capacity to achieve rights. takes place on Friday, Janu­the pattern of development ticipation of all sectors of failing to do so. healthy ecosystems, drawing As a community, we need ary 27 at 7 p.m. at the Com-over the past decade. our society. Local examples abound of upon external expertise as to discuss openly the respon- munity Gospel Chapel.

We can no longer ignore It should not and cannot, both healthy and degraded need be. sibilities for ecological and This event may well be the mounting evidence that if it is to succeed, be forged ecosystems: we need to learn Above all, their advice social well-being that exist the kick-off for a new era of healthy ecosystems are vital by pitting the interests of how to tell them apart. needs to become a critical along with property rights. broad vision and long-term to maintaining human health, one group against those of 2) A comprehensive plan- and central part of the plan- And we need to discuss planning resulting in pre-as well as social, cultural, another. ning process for ensuring ning process, rather than be how we should respond serving our cultural and eco-and economic well-being. Polarization of issues will healthy ecosystems: This treated as an add-on that can to those among us who logical values while ensuring

Doing so would ultimately inevitably result in losses for planning process should safely be ignored. would put their economic sustainable livelihoods. result in our losing the very all. Restoring health to our build upon the official As a community, we must self-interest first, without thing that has attracted most island ecosystems is every- community plan, and in recognize the interplay regard for the ecological and The writers are interna-of us to our islands: their body's business and respon- the process provide con- between a vibrant healthy social consequences of their tiona! consultants in the unique natural and cultural sibility. crete guidelines that reflect society and economy and a actions. fields of ecology, health and character. What might be some of so~ial, ~ultural, econom!c, vibrant hea!thy ~co!o_gy. Throug~ a concerted .c?I_U- culture who reside on Salt



We asked: What are your thoughts on Mondays election resu_lts?

Nelson Graham I'm not really that surprised and am pleased its a minority government so everyone can be kept in check.

Irene Roper I'm disappointed. I was hoping Mi: Harper would get a majority. If he uses some common sense and soft-pedals some of those Conservative polices he may do better next time.

Letters to the Editor·

Darin Craig Its nice to see change. It'll be interesting to see if they follow through with any of their promises like cutting back the GST.

Judy Currie Only time will tell for sure.

Sarah Piggett I don 't have a television so I still don 't know who won.

Oh, please Therefore, in the spirit of of Driftwood debate on the the board, let's not forget the south, the golf course in vate school in Poland and a good old-fashioned rural issue. that it is a volunteer group, the east, the playing fields of an international student Can we please not get event, let's gather the pop- JACKIE BERRY, whose compensation is zero. Portlock to the west, Cen- program, we should know into another battle of the

brains, war of the experts, ulation of Salt Spring and Ganges They and many other vol- tral is a special piece of Salt what's going on.

rabble of"he said, she said," set forth to squish, squash, More diliftent unteer boards on the island Spring. At the same time, call-stomp or burn every· gypsy serve with community inter- The last thing we should ing this situation "less than good cop, bad cop debate moth and its nests in the The tennis bub le prob- est at heart. They should be do on this land is to put up ideal" drastically understates or a continuum of town hall Maxwell area. lem has been at least par- thanked for their dedication, one of the largest enclosed what's at stake. Simply put, meetings and public debates Let's call upon the schools, tially created by the failure not pilloried. Trust planners spaces on Salt Spring; a we no longer have a pub-over the issue of the gypsy the churches, the businesses, of John Gauld and Trust staff are being paid. They should building that rises high licly funded school system. moth? to do their job. They should

This issue should have the organic farmers, the non- have been more diligent in above the legal limits of a School District 64 is now a organic farmers, everyone, have advised Bill Curtin and advising PARC. normal residence.

an easy solution! Both PAR-C that there were prob- public-private partnership. from everywhere on the RON MARTIN, I am sure that some of If we learned that Lady sides seem to agree that the island to gather in the Max- lems with the Agricultural Murrelet Place those who would play in the

gypsy moth should be gone. well area and be responsible Land Reserve and a building proposed tennis building Minto Hospital could keep

The only problem is how it for ridding a specified area permit at Portlock Park. Mountain have campaigned earnestly its doors open only by mak-

should be eradicated. of the gypsy moth. Let's Some might say that it is bias to protect other areas on our ing money running a private

I would expect that liv- the individual or group that hospital in Romania, we'd make it an annual event so island. But let us ask our-ing on Salt Spring Island, that the population of the should look into the situa- While I would not criticize selves; should we sacrifice

figure, rightly, that our pub-the "Capital of the Environ- gypsy moth is controlled tion first. However, the .bub- the hard work and sincerity so much for so few? There lie health care system was mentally Correct World," · every year. ble has been a community of those who have helped are good reasons that this in crisis. ~at we would _not deb~te the Surely this will keep both issue and prominent Drift~ protect our mountain habi- land has been protected in We'd be demanding tssue of spraymg to nd our- sides of the issue happy! wood news for some time. tats, I question where they the past. Let us continue to not just answers, not just selves of the gypsy moth. It So, please, can we not make My belief is that paid public have been with regards to do so. accountability, but leader-appears to me that the only this another Crofton mill servants, in matters such as other unique island environ- JEFF SAVIN, ship from our elected trust-issue is that spraying would vacation rental cell tower' this, have a responsibility to ments. Vesuvius Bay Road ees. We'd expect them to be quicker and perhaps more power lines, in~orporation: advise public boards, even There is an area on Salt be calling public meetings, effective. tennis courts, library site, before the fact, rather than Spring in which the land falls Less true? explaining the situation, ana-

Do we really care what Ganges Harbour issue that after. towards the sea in four direc- I welcome the school lyzing the causes, rallying happened in New Zealand goes on forever, splitting If no temporary use permit tions. From this high point board's commitment to mak- supporters and mobilizing or what the manufacturer of island groups into separate is available, then perhaps we of almost 100 level pastoral ing our school district's busi- a campaign to save public the spray says or what the war camps. should plant a large commu- areas, one has a sense of sky ness company more account- health care. composition of the spray is? Please, just tell me where nity cornfield in the middle rare on this "emerald isle." able to the public. (January Why should this be any What we should care about to be, what to do and when of the running track. Farmed for over 100 18 Driftwood article.) less true for our schools? is Salt Spring Island and the I need to be in the Max- Curtin and PARC have years, it has historical and With our school system MURRAY REISS, reasons that we are here and well area so I can stomp the worked hard at trying to environmental value. From increasingly dependent on Fulford why we stay here. So let's gypsy moth into extinction solve the indoor tennis situa- the ancient cemetery to the a private business company MORE LETIERS A10 just not spray. and spare myself months tion. For those who criticize north, the old turkey farm to turning a profit on a pri-

Gypsy moth solution shouldn't need chemical intervention By JOHN WILCOX

The following is a response to John Sprague's In Response piece in last week's Driftwood.

Like you, I too have worked on attempts to eradicate bugs during my aggie career. First it was the lar­vae ofLaconti Saw Fly with DDT when I was a 17-year-old junior forest ranger in the Ganara­ska Watershed in Ontario. That 1950s outbreak was a man-made disaster. Planting a full mono-cul­tural diet of white pine was a ban­quet for the fly. It was supposed to be a means of controlling soil erosion by reforesting burnt-out farm land. Rocket science wasn't brilliant then. What ensued was a very dangerous attempt to control the feeding frenzy associated with stupidity.

Next it was the early '60s with the farm boy on a DDT swivel fogger with Cedarvale tree experts in Toronto. We fogged and fogged in a vain attempt to "eradi­cate" the elm bark beetle, which vectored the Dutch elm disease to Ontario's stately street-side trees.


That didn't work either. Dropped lots of robins, though. Lucky .I didn't kill myself in' the process!

When it came to aerial spraying of gypsy moths on Salt Spring in the early '90s, I too poo-pooed what I saw to be yet another emo­tional over-reaction about noth­ing. After Gail Richards provided me with valid information about what was really underlying that, I took it seriously. As a result I was seconded (along with the late Frank Coffey and Dan Jason) to be part of a three-day hearing, where we grilled several Ag Can­ada agents of the program. What came out of that proved to me that there was indeed something very wrong that the community had to stop. What was being proposed for us was dangerous.

The community stopped the spraying that time. There have since been no significant infes-

tations of gypsy moth on Salt Spring. We were obviously right to have stopped that industri­al poisoning of our ecosystem. Go to for proof of that.

My observation is that we don't have the kinds of chemical inter­ventions into our farm and forest landscapes that are common to most other parts of Canada. It is my contention then that our bird, wasp and other predator popula­tions are still intact here on Salt Spring.

And, as in a New York State area where spraying was also stopped, Mother Nature is taking care of the moth for us.

The capture of fewer male moths and egg masses than in 1993 has prompted the intent to spray here this time. Mother Nature has taken care of things since then. Spraying will only shut mother down (for now) and once natural predators are eith~r poisoned or starved out because humans waged germ/chemical warfare on bird and .wasp food,

then we'll just have to keep on spraying again and again, year after year to try to effect what nature can do better than us.

Now that the spray program is proposed by industry again, de­spite no return of the moth, I am again discovering even more alarming data about the dangers posed by gypsy moth spraying. The danger really involves the negative impacts of the spray it­self, not the moth.

We don't know what's in the spray. Its contents are more trade secret chemicals than germs. Even banned synthetic chemical pes­ticides are allowed into the mix. · That's allowed under U.S. law. We now get the secret formula from the U.S.A.

..::I'he constituents of the spray are not just one toxic germ. Certain scientific papers note the formu­la to be contaminated with many other unintended germs.

The spray could stem from a genetically engineered line of Bt. Also, scientific documents published since the first sprayings

of urban populations in the 1990s show evidence of severe negative impacts to the humans sprayed by this secret formulation.

I simply ask you, John: please go to the website the community now uses to post critical infor­mation about this spray initia­tive. For your own welfare and for the health of our potable water systems, please help the community stop this spraying again. Please don't deride and undermine those of us attempting responsibly to stop this insanity.

The spray area is way bigger than posted. Another reason to do this is that all certified organ­ic farmers will in future be shut down by this aerial spray action.

Please go to www.savesalt­ and ·do whatever you can to help us bring what you yourself told me you want: a bet­ter solution to this ill-conceived action.

The writer is an organic farmer and long-time Salt Spring activ­ist.


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This is an epitaph to a mas­sacred North Beach Road fir that was over 19 inches in diameter at the .stump.

North Beach Road is a designated "heritage and scenic road" (see Map 15 in

, Volume 1 of the Salt Spring Island Official Community Plan).

Just think, when every­one was busily decorating Christmas trees and prepar­ing for family gatherings, one fir tree near the heri­tage Fernwood Dock was cut down into logs lying on the beachside (Crown land) where it fell. My heart fell too when I saw the sad sight. Why cut down a tree when its roots served to hold the soil together so we would not have so much soil erosion?

Now I have the answer. A permit was granted to the Nickel Brothers Co. to barge in another recycled house. The tree was in its way so it had to be cut down.

Why can't another site be found to bring in this house without cutting down trees? Do we want it to happen again on a heritage and sce­nic road or any road on our island? What protection do the trees have? LING WESTON, North Beach Road

Venezuela I'm writing to invite any­

one interested in the Ven­ezuelan revolution to contact me after I'm home again in late February.

I'll be glad to do a slide or video presentation for any interested groups. I'm here in Caracas now for the World Social Forum and will be visiting women's groups, indigenous groups and other community self-help groups after the forum is over. I hope to clarify some of the misinformation that abounds concerning Venezuela, but mainly I'll be presenting a report on my own first-hand experience here.

With a redistribution of oil

profit, a guarantee for health care written into the consti­tution, and record-breaking achievements in education, the Bolivarian revolution has already made good on many of its promises.

Between 2001 and 2003, banks gave out about $50 million US in micro­credit, mostly to rural, urban and small-business cooperatives. The number of cooperatives has risen from 800 when Chavez came to power to an estimated 40,000 today.

"Chavez is not a Cubanist and not a communist. He is a micro-capitalist who is using petroleum as the initial basis for internal social develop­ment," said Rafael Amaro, a teacher and community organizer.

However, there are chal­lenges to his success from both within and outside of Venezuela. More on that and a report on the World Social Forum next time. SHEILA REID, Canadian liaison for Pop Atz'iaq project in Guatemala

Helmet report I am really happy to report

that our first program for subsidizing the purchase of helmets and their use at the Kanaka Road Skatepark has proven quite successful.

This was been made pos­sible by generous donations from the Gulflslands Shrine Club, Salt Spring's volun­teer firefighters and the Salt Spring Recycling Depot, and the co-operation of three retailers: Sports Traders Salt Spring, B Side Clothing Co. and Island Escapades.

Close to 100 skaters took advantage of the offer.

While we will never know just how many serious inju­ries these -efforts have pre­vented, we do know of at least one, which in itself makes it worthwhile.

I would like to thank all of the above, but most of

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Hopefully we can repeat the program in the spring. MEL SUMNER, Cudmore Heights

Tough choice There goes another elec­

tion! Let's see. As far as I could

understand, the Liberals were accusing the Conserva­tives of being liars. The Con­servatives said the Liberals were lying. And the NDP said they're both liars.

It was a tough choice for voters. All we knew for sure was that someone was lying.

I considered all the options, and I think it meant that if someone won a major­ity then everyone else was a liar. Of course, if no one won a majority it would mean the best (or worst) liars might win - but because they didn't lie well enough, they would have a minority.

Paul Martin said if anyone was lying, he didn't know about it. But he was still able to make good decisions.

But the other guy said he was a ·liar. Martin said he was lying about that. He found the liars and they're all gone. The other guy said there were still liars lurk­ing around. Paul Martin said they all worked for Chretien. But so did he!

And of course Chretien never lied and he didn't lie about getting rid of the GST because he had his fingers crossed when he said it on national television. The cam­eras just didn't pick it up. It was actually our fault for not having bigger screens.

After watching the debates, voters definitely knew some­one was lying. But who? No wonder voters were con­fused. With so many accu­sations flying around, how could they decide who was lying? It was almost as if we needed to hook them all up to a "truth meter," which would be displayed by a giant dial on


our screens. It would go from "Telling the Truth - Fib -Come on Now- Stretching it- to He's Lying."

Come to think of it, that's not a bad idea. But heaven forbid, what would happen if they were all lying? Then what would we do? Gosh!

Elections have become like the two-shirt theory of going to the Arc­tic. You wear one shirt until you can't stand it. Then you wear the other one until you can't stand that one either. By tliat time the first one doesn't smell too bad.

But overall it is crucial that we listen to the argu­ments and the various plat­forms before making our informed decision. Your vote is important to bringing about change. But I might be lying. ALLAN CREASEY, Caribbean, formerly SSI

P.S. The Green Party didn't stand much of a chance. They aren't good enough liars. Too bad!

Fear factor removed

Have you ever sat in your vehicle at an intersection waiting for the car ahead to move and its driver won't do it until the car approaching from the left with its right­turn flasher on starts to make its turn?

They are afraid the vehi­cle will just drive straight through the intersection.

Roundabouts are the only solution and eliminate the fear factor as the vehicle entering the intersection first has the right of way.

Last year I rode in the front seat upstairs in a double­decker bus from Glasgow to Kilmarnack in Scotland. It is amazing. Tour buses and semi-trailers hardly slow down.

Roundabouts are fast, effi­cient and safe. They work and we need them here. JOHN M. STEEL, Salt Spring



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Editors note: The follow­ing is the full text of Nairn Howes speech given to the graduating class of 2005. Several people have asked for it to be published. Watch for more of Nairn s words and ideas to appear in the Driftwood· in a regular ad format in coming issues, courtesy of her husband Bob Howe.

Graduates, parents, fami­lies and friends, staff and honoured guests ... .

It is indeed an honour to speak on behalf of the par­ents of this class .. . to share thoughts of the last 18 years and of those ahead.

We have all come so far and shared so much in this time, and yet there is still so much to say. I hope, that in speaking from my heart, I can do you justice on this very special day.

Many thanks, first of all, to everyone involved, for all the loving effort, from long­term planning to last-min­ute hectic details, that have made this ceremony memo­rable, and that will make this evening 's after-grad celebra­tion a success as well.

Graduates, it is a very spe­cial time in your lives, when you step onto a trackless path into tomorrow.

Graduation is nothing more than the comple­tion of a year of education, and nothing less than your eclipse into adulthood.

Every generation has the obligation to free their minds

from their view of the world ... to look out from a higher plateau than the last genera­tion. Your vision is not lim­ited by what your eyes can see, but by what your mind can imagine.

Many things that you take for granted were considered unrealistic dreams by previ­ous generations. If you accept these past accomplishments as your springboard, then think of the new horizons that you can explore! Your education and imagination will carry you places, which we won't believe possible, so make your life count and the world will be a better place because you tried!

Do what you love ... what makes your heart sing ... the money will follow, for your life will not be measured by the number of breaths you take, but rather the moments that take your breath away.

Discover this vast and wonderful country that is your home. Let the Chinook winds of the prairies speak to you; dip your feet in the Great Lakes; witness the great passing herd of cari­bou in our north and hold the red earth of the Maritimes in your hands.

Then, step further off this continent to the far­thest reaches of the world. Celebrate adversity in your travels. Witness the simple joys, the pain and hear the hope for a better world from the people that share our global community. Harvest your thoughts, for when you

More letters Straw man

I can only assume that John Sprague, in his defence of aerial spraying of Foray 48B and Btk, was creating a straw man and then setting it on fire.

He loquaciously countered arguments I'd never eve'n heard voiced, though maybe I just missed a meeting or something.

What he failed to address was the real concerns that people have voiced, such as loss of organic status and the effectiveness of aerial bio/ pesticide spraying.

I could also add my per­sonal concern for the respi­ratory health of the 20 lambs I'll have out in the pas­ture, but I'll get to that in a moment.

There are at least two organic farms in the spray zone.

There are also two more farms in the spray zone that grow produce organically but have not applied to be

certified. There are also two vineyards in the spray zone.

The loss of certification or loss of customer presump­tion of pesticide, biocide­free produce would be a sig­nificant blow to farming and wine growing in this produc­tive area.

Second, dumping broad­spectrum bio/pesticides from airplanes is not the most efficient way to eradi­cate a small infestation of gypsy moths.

Trapping, which is the same way we found out we had these moths in the first place, is an extremely effec­tive method for stopping an infestation and it doesn't kill every other living moth and butterfly in the area.

It was tried on a little city called London, England and was found to be very effec­tive.

Finally, it is a stupid idea to aerosol spray a bacte­ria combined with a sticky

return you will know how to make your world, no matter where you may live, a better place to live.

But savour your jour­neys too . . . whether you study, work or travel, for 30 years from now, you will not remember the minute details of those vocations, but believe me, you will remember all the people that shared your path every step of the way.

From GISS you will remember the chase from Provincials with all of your coaches; the precision and euphoria of performance in music, drama and dance; the power and magic of the spo­ken and written work from your English mentors; and the intrigue and drama from our historians.

The leadership and integ­rity of your principal and vice-principals will guide you in years to come in more ways than you'll ever know . . . as will the brilliance and humour of our science team.

Whether you were a mem­ber of a sports team, a choir, a band, dance or improv group; a peer counsellor. tutor or leadership volunteer, the teamwork and respect you developed in those inter­ests with your mentors will form the basis of your living and working relationships for the rest of your life.

And by growing up on these rocks, you have been blessed by the miracle of true community- knowing,

surfactant over a pasture of newborn and nursing lambs. Lambs breathing in that stuff are in trouble.

Yes, I could try to lock them in the barn, but it's a tricky business getting Jambs and nursing moms to do much of anything on cue.

But as Saanich-Victoria found out in 1993-94 and Duncan found out in 1999, the sprayers don't accurately tell you when they're going to spray.

And I'm not going to keep them in the barn from April to mid-June.

Face it, it's a pea-brained idea to aerial spray produc­tive organic farmland and pastures with newborn ani­mals.

There are alternatives less deadly to the local fauna and more effective than aerial spraying. And that's no straw man. STEVE GRAYSON, Lee's Hill

caring for and being com­forted by neighbours, friends and many you do not know. Savour this ... treasure this . .. it is yours to carry in your hearts and create wherever your lives take you.

Read for the love of it. Write journals. Give your heart to someone, and hold tenderly those that are given to you in return.

Take jobs for interest sake. Recognize the power of coin­cidence and make the best decision for the day, nothing more.

And finally, never under­estimate the power of giving, for it shines like a beacon throughout humanity.

After all this advice, sur­rounded by your peers, you must face squarely the fact that you stand alone. But though alone, you can never­theless receive great strength and support from family and friends.

While we can't be with you physically in your jour­neys, know that with all our hearts, everyone of us is standing beside you!

We will keep the home fires burning and the ·lan­tern in the window, should you need to rest your weary wings.

We love you dearly and in case we haven't told you today, we are VERY proud of you!

Good luck! (And with much, much,

much love) XO Mum

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off to a roar- community. Choreographed com-ing start! • Last Tuesday, January pletely by students, the

• With the occurrence of a nifer Burg is came second 17, the music department, first half of the show will with 32.4 per cent, Liber- c 11 If d. d federal election, the student directed by Bruce Smith, 1eature sma se - uecte al Sheila Orr 6.6 per cent, h ld · 1 · bl h"l th d government at GISS has e Its annua wmter con- ensem es, w I e e secon Conservative Gary Lunn 6.5 h · · c 1 t. 1 been busy. cert, w ere over s1x groups IS o ours, an en Ire c ass

For the small division per cent and Western Block (and smaller ensembles) production presenting differ-leader Patricia O'Brien 2.0 t h t. of the leadership commit- took to the stage with pieces en uman emo IOns.

tee, January 19 brought the per cent. they have been rehearsing • The Peer Tutoring Pro-federal student vote to the • Because of the teach- since September. gram at GISS started a new school. Following a student- ers' strike last fall, the start • On January 19-20, fundraising program this represented all candidates date for provincial exams directly following the music year. In October, Scorpion meeting (with Julian Wil- was postponed to February 6 show, the Acting 11112 class, Spirit wristbands went on helmson, Heather and Fiona when they usually take place taught by Jason Donaldson, sale for $4 each, with all pro­Munro, Jacob Schweda and the last week of January. performed its play Marat/ ceeds benefitting an orphan-myself, representing the Naturally, the school is Sade. Based on the assas- age in Thailand. Green, NDP, Conservative, therefore gearing down for sination of Jean Paul Marat, Now the $355 US raised Western Block and Liberal exams, semester turnaround as directed by Monsieur de has been sent off and the parties respectively,) 355 of and what is ultimately a sec- Sade, the play was set in an response from the Bright the 600 students cast their ond start to the school year insane asylum during the Sky Orphanage has been ballots. with brand new courses for French Revolution. overwhelming.

Green Party leader everyone starting in Febru- • Sandra Locke's visual • As well as being a busy Andrew Lewis came in first ary. arts classes also had a dis- time of year for the arts pro-place with 50.1 per cent of However, with the end of play at ArtSpring, with their grams of the school, it is the student votes. NDP Jen- a semester also comes the work on show throughout also the middle of basketball

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A dozen roses to the best mum, Shannon Tara, who has been there always for me and continues to be! TT

Sweet wild hedgerow roses to Pam Ellacott at Salt Spring Garbage Services for kindly disposing of the old futon that someone dumped in our bus shelter. Warm thanks from all the kids at the Beaver Point Hall bus stop. Now we can stay dry!

Beautiful bouquets of spring flowers to all the safe drivers on Salt Spring who continue to suffer the boneheads who refuse to put on their car lights even though the days are often dark and rainy. Please keep

flashing your lights at them until they realize they are a danger on our roads! Anoth­er batch of bouquets for all the parents that will sit their "large children" down and explain the concept of being "dead right" in con­nection with stepping into a crosswalk. A surprising number don't look at all and some step out with a defi­ant glare, challenging you to stop that car on a dime! DL

Roses to Darrell at Studio One for the amazing haircut! I feel and look beautiful! You've done a terrific job! Thank you. EB

Huge overflowing bou­quets of "Peace" roses for the Green Party election campaign volunteers. Your­commitment, faith, grace,

and hard work, keeps hope alive for a better world. Thank you. Andrew:·

Rants to the impatient young female store clerk car­rying boxes on Friday, who sharply shoulder-checked the clearly blind man who had a white cane and who was being slowly escorted by his cautious, sighted compan­ion. When a moment later I suggested you could have knocked him down, your amazing retort was that he bumped into you! Who is the blind one, I wonder? If you had knocked him down, and liability issues arose for you and your employer, luckily he would have had a witness who gave a damn. P. McCarthy

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Scorpions have hit the courts in full force.

The senior boys and girls basketball teams hosted the Nairn Howe Memorial Tour­nament on January 14-15, where the senior boys placed first with no losses.

Coached by Lyall Ruehlen, the senior boys also attended a 32-team tournament in Victoria last weekend.

The boys have more tour­naments booked every week­end until provincial champi­onships in March.

Between training and games, the teams have a full schedule without a doubt!

On Thursday, January 19, junior boys and girls travelled to Chemainus for a tournament. Junior boys won two out of three games and the girls placed fourth in their league.

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i9 *** Saint Monica (2002, Family) A neglected girl learns what it means to be an angel when she helps a troubled woman. Genevieve Buechner, Clare Coulter (1 h30)

7:00PM 0 ***The Rage In Placid Lake (2003, Comedy) A teenage outcast decides to horrify his New Age parents by embracing conformity. Ben Lee, Rose Byrne (1h30)

8:00PM f:l) ****Blazing Saddles (1974, Western) The first black sheriff in the Wild West battles a politician's evil plot to ruin a town. Gene Wilder, Cleavon Little (2h)

8:30PM 0 *** Osama (2003, Drama) A 12· year-old Afghan girl disguises herself as a boy in order to help her mother. Marfna Golbahari, Zubaida Sahar (1 h30)

9:00PM D ** A Woman Hunted (2003, Thriller) A rape incident threatens a struggling mother's attempts to start a new life. Alexandra Paul, Tim Post (2h) ffi ** The Wedding Planner (2001, Romance) A workaholic wedding planner falls for the engaged doctor whose wedding she is organizing. Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey (2h)

10:00 PM i9 ** lndochine (1992, Drama) In 1930s Vietnam, a wealthy French mother and her adopted daughter both fall for a sailor. Catherine Deneuve, Linh Dan Phan (2h45)

11:00PM 0 **What the Bleep Do We Know? (2004, Comedy/Drama) Quantum physics are put into simple terms while examining what little we know about life. Marlee Matlin, Elaine Hendrix@ll


0 * Direct Action (2004, Action) Frank Gannon is hunted by his fellow police officers after he exposes police corruption. Dolph Lundgren, Polly Shannon (2h)

8:00PM f:l) ** Battle of the Coral Sea (1959, War) Japanese soldiers capture a submarine and send the crew to an island forces' base. Cliff Robertson, Gia Scala (2h)

8:30PM ffi *** The Fugitive (1993, Thriller) A doctor wrongly convicted of murdering his wife runs from the law to prove his innocence. Harrison Ford, Seta Ward (2h30)

9:00PM 0 * Blood Suckers (2005, Horror) Intergalactic vampire hunters arrive to rid the universe of vampires. Leanne Adachi, A.J. Cook(2h) €ID **Autumn Leaves (1956, Drama) A lonely career woman briefly finds happiness when she marries a handsome younger man. Joan Crawford, Cliff Roberston (2h)

10:00 PM i9 Private Capital (1989, History) Recreates Ottawa high society at turn of century. Gordon Clapp, Martha Burns (3h)

11:00PM 0 ** Be Cool (2005, Comedy) Chili Palmer leaves the movie business to take over his friend's music business. John Travolta, Uma Thurman@ll


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7:00PM 0 * XXX: State of the Union (2005, Action) A military splinter group threatens to overthrow the US government. Ice Cube, Samuel L. Jackson (2h)

7:30PM ID * MXP: Most Xtreme Primate (2002, Family) An amazing chimp embarks on a new adventure when he takes up snowboarding." Devin Drewitz, Trevor Wright (1h30)

8:00PM W ***Nemesis (1987, Mystery) If Ms. Marple solves a 'certain crime' mentioned in a will, she'll receive 20,000 pounds. Joan Hickson, Peter Tilbury (2h) ffi * Black Knight (2000, Drama) An amusem*nt park employee suffers a blow to the head and awakens in the 14th century. Martin Lawrence, Marsha Thomason (2h) f:l) **The Road to Wellville (1994, Comedy) A couple experiencing marital problems converge on a turn-of-the-century spa in Michigan. Sir Anthony Hopkins, Bridget Fonda (2h30)

9:00PM 0 *** Dear Frankie (2004, Drama) A single mother hires a stranger to pose as a lather in order to hide the truth from her son. Emily Mortimer, Jack McElhone (2h)


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D ** Gattaca (1997, Sci-FI) A natural born man breaks free of his imperfect genetic order by impersonating someone else. Uma Thurman, Ethan Hawke (2h) ill ***Top Gun (1986, Action) Personal tragedy leads a co*cky, undisciplined Navy pilot to reassess his abilities. Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis (1 h30)

!O:OOPM 0 ****The Great Escape (1963, War) During the war, Allied POWs escape a camp through a network of laboriously excavated tunnels. Steve McQueen, James Garner (3h)

10:30 PM ill *** I Love Trouble (1994, Action) Two reporters investigate a story of espionage and genetically produced hormones. Nick Nolte, Julia Roberts (2h5)

11:00PM 0 ** Going the Distance (2004, Comedy) Nick sets out for Toronto to stop the woman of his dreams from falling prey to a music producer. Christopher Jacot, Joanne Kelly (1h45)

11 :25PM H **** All the President's Men (1976, Political) Two reporters expose the greatest scandal in American political history, Watergate. Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman (2h)


iii) **The Fourth Protocol (1987, Spy) A Russian agent is ordered to frame the Americans and stage a nuclear accident in England. Michael Caine, Pierce Brosnan (2h30) f1!) ***Tomorrow Never Dies (1998, Action) Agent 007 teams up with a Chinese agent to stop a crazed media baron from starting a war. Pierce Brosnan, Michelle Yeah (3h)

7:00PM 0 ***The Merchant of Venice (2004, Drama) A businessman borrows money from a moneylender who charges an unusual form ol interest. AI Pacino, Jeremy Irons (2h15)

8:00PM fi) ****The Bridge On the River Kwai (1957, War) A ruthless Japanese commander orders British PaWs to build a bridge over the river Kwai. William Holden, Alec Guinness (3h30) fJ!) *** Road to Perdition (2002, Crime Story) Loyalties are put to the test when a hitman's son witnesses what he does for a living. Tom Hanks, Paul Newman (3h)

9:00PM ID **The Last Wedding (2001, Drama) A young Jewish couple decide to get married and meet resistance all the way to the altar. Ben Ratner, Frida Betrani (2h) iii) **The Fourth Protocol (1987, Spy) A Russian agent is ordered to frame the Americans and stage a nuclear accident in England. Michael Caine, Pierce Brosnan (2h30) ill **Before and After (1995, Suspense) A husband and w~e disagree about covering-up for their son who may have committed murder. Liam Neeson, Meryl Streep (1 h45)

9:15PM 0 ** Hostage (2005, Action) A family is taken hostage and police chief Jeff Talley must see to n that everyone survives. Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak (2h)

10:00 PM (9 *** (;~Ia: Story of a Model (1997, Biography) The story of a 1980s supermodel who descended into drugs and died of AIDS at the age of 26. Angelina Jo/ie, Mercedes Ruehl (2h15) f1!) ***Tomorrow Never Dies (1998, Action) Agent 007 teams up with a Chinese agent to stop a crazed media baron from starting a war. Pierce Brosnan, Michelle Yeah (3h)

10:30 PM H ****The Grapes of Wrath (1940, Drama) A poor family migrates from Oklahoma to California during the Great Depression. Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell (2h)

10:45 PM ill *** Airplane! (1980, Comedy) A traumatized veteran must save the day when an airplane crew gets food poisoning. Robert Hayes, Lloyd Bridges ( 1 h30)

11:15PM 0 ** Carolina (2003, ~omance) A young woman escapes her wildly eccentric fllmily in search of a normal life. Julia Stiles, Alessandro Nivola (1 h30)


(9 ** What's Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993, Drama) A young man is forced to care for his autistic brother and obese mother in a small town. Johnny Depp, Juliette Lewis (2h30) iii) *** Conspiracy (2001, History) In 1942, Hitle(s men gathered to discuss the pros and cons of his latest directive. Kenneth Branagh, Stanley Tucci (2h)

7:00PM 0 ** In My Country (2004, Drama) Two reporters in South Africa are affected by testimony provided by victims of the Apartheid. Samuel L. Jackson, Juliette Binoche (2h) fi) **Wyatt Earp {1994, Western) The story of the legendary sheriff-gunslinger and his attempts to clean up the West. Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid(4h)

8:00PM D * Joe Somebody (2001, Comedy/ Drama) An unassertive single dad revamps his image after he is beaten up by the office bully. Tim Allen, Julie Bowen (2h)

8:30PM (9 **The Man Who Cried (2000, Drama) A gifted vocalist travels to Paris where she falls for a poor but handsome gypsy. Christina Ricci, Gate Blanchett (2h)

9:00PM ill ** 28 Days Later (2002, Horror) A virus that transforms humans into angry zombies kills all but a handful of survivors. Gillian Murphy, Naomie Harris (2h30) iii) ***Conspiracy (2001, History) In 1942, Hitle(s men gathered to discuss the pros and cons of his latest directive. Kenneth Branagh, Stanley Tucci (2h) ill *** My Father, the Hero (1994, Comedy) To impress the boy of her dreams, a teenage girl passes her lather off as her lover. Gerard Depardieu, Katherine Heigl (1h30) ffi The Water Is Wide (2006, Drama) Best-selling author Pat Conroy recounts his experiences as an unconventional teacher. Alfre Woodard, Frank Langella (2h)

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RABINOVITCH Driftwood Contributor

Bruce Smith, music teach­er at Gulf Islands Secondary School, produced an excel­lent assortment of musical genres -jazz and pop stan­dards interspersed with clas­sical pieces with a variety of instrumentation - and mixed it up in a just-right length last Tuesday night at ArtSpring.

Master of ceremonies was the unbelievably self-pos­sessed Jacob Schweda, who introduced all the sections and kept the continuity flow­ing.

The concert opened with drummer Luke Giefing and bass player Julian Smith grooving on a riff that was interrupted by three young Vivaldi-playing violinistss - Olivia Budd, Jasmine Dine and Helena Bryn­McLeod.

It ended as the rhythm section exited with disgust at being one-upped by the girls.

The junior guitar class shuffled on in their musi­cian blacks and white cotton socks to render a lovely piece entitled Pentagram by local musician Peter Taschuk, fol­lowed by senior guitar stu­dents Steven Kao, Josh Cook and Aaron Trory showing impressive manual dexterity in an unusual arrangement of the Eagles' Hotel Cali­fornia backed by the entire ensemble.

The senior jazz band is always a treat and they did not disappoint with Blue­sette where Eryn Kreiger on trumpet and Dalhi Gonthier on tenor sax strutted their considerable skill.

Kao, Cook and Trory fol­lowed with a gorgeous piece by Taschuk entitled Choro Pacifico.

Because of my seat in the right front row, I was mes­merized by Kao's exquisite finger work eliciting a lovely tone.

The junior choirs' rendi­tion of Spiderman really

rocked, with Bea Schreiber admirably leading, and U2 's MLK offered lush harmonic tones.

Dustin Van Wyck, N eda Savecheva and Nadia Nowak, intermediate play­ers, charmed with Estudio by Francisco Tarrega.

Performing Summer in Central Park by Frank Ben­criscutto, the junior concert band conjured imaginative meanderings of the big city, highlighted by a Rebecca Hylands alto sax solo.

After the intermission, the junior concert band con­tinued with Fantasia and Fugue by J.S. Bach, a com-

plex piece that showcased an especially strong string section.

Steven Kao's guitar solo was a testament to the bril­liance of the international program bringing such tal­ented young people to our island.

This time out, many stu­dents from the program broadened the Salt Spring pool.

The senior choir with solos by Emily Little and Caroni Young on He Ain't Heavy, He s My Brother showed the joy of young people joining together in song with Lit­tle and Young sharing lines

MUSICAL MAGI­CIANS: Guitarists from Gulf Islands Secondary School and members of the junior choir rehearse at ArtSpring prior to their one-night show last week.

Photos by Derrick Lundy

back and forth. Next, a beautiful madri­

gal entitled Three Ravens, elevated the rafters.

Aaron Trory's own com­position to lyrics by Peter Weiss, the playwright of "Marat/Sade," a play per­formed a week later by the Drama 11112 class of GISS, showcased a budding Kurt Weill.

Performed by Trory and Gwen Temme!, it was Bre­chtian in nature and highly entertaining. I'm waiting for Trory's full-length musi­cal.

The senior choir's In Remembrance, dedicated to

Nairn Howe, left the audi­ence misty-eyed, but Smith's choice to end with The Bea­tles' Ob-la-di ob-la-da with the message of "life goes on" was uplifting.

The senior jazz band's Gentle Piece by Kenny Wheeler and the rollicking Sandunga by Arturo San­doval highlighted solos by . numerous musicians.

Julian Smith's fresh face belies an awesome talent on the bass.

The one disappointment was that it was only one night.

Proud family members, friends and fellow students sold out ArtSpring, but GISS music concerts, and espe­cially this one, are fine eve­nings of musical entertain­ment not to be missed.

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Sangha's eastern sounds at studio

A band blending con­temporary and traditional, Middle Eastern and East Indian music plays at Gan­ges Yoga Studio on Thurs­day night.

"Sangha mixes Persian, Indian and Arabic musical traditions into a modern, energetic and vital ensem­ble," states press material.

"There are moments of delicate subtlety and great emotional depth mixed with exciting virtuosic improvi­sation. The overall esthetic stays true to tradition, yet the compositions are contem­porary."

Band members are Gor­don Grdina on Arabic oud, Hidayat Honari on Per­sian tar, Indian tabla play­er Neelamjit Dhillon and Hamin Honari on tombek and daf.

Island living • In new book

Papers presented at an all­islands conference on Den­man Island in 2004 have been assembled into book form.

Called Islands of British Columbia 2004 - Confer­ence Proceedings, it is now available at select stores in the Gulf Islands and will be the focus of an official book launch on Denman Island on Saturday, January 28.

The book captures the con­ference presentations from various experts on island liv­ing, history and ecology.

Presented by Fat Planet World Music Promotions of Salt Spring, the January 26 Sangha concert begins at 7:30p.m.

Tickets are $15 at the door.

CHilD'S EYE: Sascha Gilbert-Stone is seen at a youth art show held last week at ArtSpring.

"Salt Spring's Briony Penn exploded some eco­logical principles, Denman's David Hicks challenged the conventional attitude to Scotch broom, Hornby's Gerald Hodge explored the edges of islands, Vancou­ver Island's Trudy Mitic shared a strange tale of Doukhobors imprisoned on Piers Island, Denman's Louise Bell examined the sustainability of today's approaches to land conser­vation on the Gulf Islands, and Bowen Island's Kathy Dunster inspired us with a proposal for a 'slow islands' movement," notes a press release.

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Music award sends Get Some to Swollen Members' studio

Ten additional essays by researchers and writers pro­vide thoughtful insights into numerous philosophical, social, ecological and his­torical issues of interest to island dwellers.

A hip-hop group of home­grown Salt Spring musi­cians has been awarded a prestigious demo grant from Music B.C.

Get Some will receive time in Battle Axe Studios in Van­couver, the studio of Juno Award-winning recording artists Swollen Members.

As well, budding pro­ducer Geoff Riech (a.k.a. Stylust) will be working with Get Some in the stu­dio to help polish their most


anticipated music project to date.

Band members are the Salt Spring-raised Kemal Morris (aka Kemo), Roland Kaiser (The French Man), Mckinley Hlady (Nos) and Ian Reid (E-Z), while Victo­ria's John E. (Degree One) is the band DJ.

Get Some last performed on Salt Spring at a Core Inn fundraiser.

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Shock value aside, high school presents first-rate Marat/Sade By MITCHELL SHERRIN Staff Writer

An impassioned produc­tion of the disturbing play Marat/Sade left little doubt that youth thespians have matured at Gulf Islands Sec­ondary School (GISS).

Along with terrific displays of acting skill and visually sumptuous tableaux scenes, islanders were treated to some fairly horrific render­ings of graphic violence and unsettling moments of sado­masochism.

Marat/Sade or, using the full title - The Persecution and Assassination of Jean­Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the Direc­tion of Monsieur de Sade, is not a play for the faint of heart.

Set in an 1808 insane asy­lum following the French Revolution, playwright Peter Weiss created a brutal and shocking intellectual battle between the ranting rage of the fervent radical Jean Paul Marat (played with zeal by Lowell Rockliffe), the indi­vidualistic nihilism of the aristocratic Monsieur de Sade (with detached sardonic calm by Corey Ro.binson) and the new ruling bourgeois class represented by the asylum director Coulmier (depicted with perfect pompous indig­nity by Ben Chernyk).

Even without whips, amputations, savage beat­ings, same-sex seductions or heretical speeches by defrocked clergy, Marat/

Sade speaks in a shock­ing vernacular of rebellion against convention. This was no Grease or Little Shop of Horrors.

At one point, a chorus (Gwen Temme!, Carla Meller, Eveline Schaffener and Thi­erry Krebs) tromp around the stage singing, "What's the point of a revolution without general copulation?" accom­panied by punk guitar riffs from Aaron Trory.

And, as part of a play­within-a-play, actors mime a brutal execution while de Sade (Robinson) describes how cuts were filled with molten lead, arms and legs were ripped from the body and the bloody torso was , hung before onlookers.

In another scene, de Sade (Robinson) discussed the shortcomings of revolutions while taking a lashing from an asylum inmate (Pan­dora Morgan) who exhibits perverse pleasure from her sad*stic actions.

But if spectators got past the production's shock value, they would have observed outstanding orations by GISS actors in rich philosophical debates about the nature of power, the corruption of ide­als and the ultimate failure of revolutions.

"Please calmly watch these barbarous displays, which could not happen nowadays. The men of that time, mostly now demised, were primitive; we, are more civilized," com­mented the jester moderator Herald (offered by an impec-

cable Ezra Fulford with a shock-therapy hairstyle and bubble-eyed goggles).

The whole production came off with a college or professional-level feel­- right through to authen­tic costumes, a layered set, moody lighting and atmo­spheric music. The acting was first rate.

Rockliffe gave a particu­larly impressive performance as the ranting revolutionary leader Marat - conducted in the style of a paranoid Cbe Guevera or fever-addled Subcomandante Marcos.

Supporting performances by Morgan (as Marat's nar­coleptic assassin Charlotte Corday), Halley Fulford (as a sympathetic rag-wringing nursemaid), Dejan Loyola (the counter-sermonizing revolutionary abbott) and Lisa Gras ton (who alternated between lusty groping and vomiting convulsions) added to the overall effect.

My one complaint about the production would be that wailing, zealous vomiting and brutal beatings occurring throughout the play under direction from GISS teacher Jason Donaldson might've been overemphasized and they obscured some perfor­mances and dialogue.

The only question left remaining is now that GISS actors have broken through the conventions of standard high school productions with a powerful play of revolt, what new theatrical world will they build in the wake?

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Baroque sound at Art Spring concert

On Sunday, January 29, ArtSpring's audience will be swept up in the timeless performances of Les Voix Humaines, one of Canada's most highly acclaimed inter­preters of Baroque music.

Les Voix Humaines, Mon­treal's viola da gamba duo, has reached international acclaim for the superb and eloquent playing of Susie Napper and Margaret Little. Their venerable Baroque instruments seem so close to the human voice it "reach­es the depths of the soul," conversing with expressive timelessness.

They will be joined by soprano Suzie LeBlanc and lutenist Sylvain Bergeron. Hailed as a "singer of the highest quality," LeBlanc is one of Canada's busiest per­formers on the international scene.

Bergeron, collaborator with a who's-who of early music musicians, is one of today's outstanding masters of lute, having taken part in more than 40 recordings and worked with many soloists.

"The viola da gamba is a very rare instrument that creates beautiful, expressive music," explains Paul Gra­vett, ArtSpring 's executive director. "This alone will make a memorable experi­ence and Suzie also happens to be one of my favourite singers." .

This is the second perfor­mance in the inaugural sea­son of the On Stage Series, proudly sponsored by Old Salty.

A pre-concert chat begins at 1:30 p.m. and the show will start at 2:30. Contact the ticket centre at 537-2102 or [emailprotected] to reserve tickets.





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For traditional music fan Joyce Beaton, West Coast performances by Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and cellist Natalie Haas will be nights to remember.

"This isn't just your typi­cal fiddler and cellist com­ing. This is something pretty exceptional," said the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers group member who lives on Vancouver Island.

Fraser and Haas are play­ing atArtSpring on Saturday, February 4 and in Nanaimo, Vancouver, Victoria and Gibsons.

"To have Fraser come to my home territory is like a dream come true," said Beaton.

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"People will see that not only is he a great musician but also a dynamic perform­er who engages people."

Fraser is one of Scotland's most famous fiddle players.

According to his web­site, "[his] richly expressive playing transports listeners across a broad musical spec­trum, ranging from haunt­ing laments from the Gaelic tradition to classically-styled airs, raucous dance tunes, and improvisations based on traditional themes.

His vast repertoire spans several centuries of Scottish music and includes his own compositions, which blend a profound understanding of

the Scottish tradition with cutting-edge musical explo­rations.

He weaves through his performances a warm and witty narrative, drawing from a deep well of stories and lore surrounding Scot­land's musical heritage."

Cellist Haas is a recent graduate of the Juilliard School and a member of Mark O'Connor's Appala­chia Waltz Trio.

"She has this incredible classical training," said Bea­ton, "but she much prefers to play traditional Scottish music."

Fraser and Haas' album Fire and Grace won Album

of the Year honours at the Scots Traditional Music Awards in 2004.

Beaton notes that cellos were a dance band instru­ment long before guitars were popular in that role, and Haas can make her instrument bound with driv­ing rhythm.

"There's all kinds of peo­ple that his music appeals to and you certainly don't have to be Scottish to love his music," said Beaton.

The February 4 show begins at 7:30p.m.

Tickets are available through the ArtSpring ticket centre: [emailprotected] or 537-2102.

Jazz standards and originals at Wall/Moshontz concert

Music Makers of the Anglican Par­ish launches its 1Oth season of Music and Munch programming on Wednesday, February 1.

original music that emerges from their improvisations.

An industrial designer by profession, Wall first tried to teach himself saxo­phone while an art student in London, England in the early '70s and has never stopped trying.

"The year promises a fabulous selec­tion of both well-known regular perform­ers, as well as newcomers to the Music and Munch family," states a press release from the group.

The first recital of 2006 features Mike Wall and Ron Moshontz, who interest­ingly fulfill both these criteria. Wall has played for Music and Munch on several occasions, while Moshontz makes his debut in this venue.

Both are largely self-taught musicians, strongly influenced by and rooted in the music of American, African and Euro­peanjazz traditions.

They met on Salt Spring at the home of saxophonist Monik Nordine in early 2005 and soon began exploring their own musical possibilities as a duo.

Wall, who plays soprano and tenor saxophones, and Moshontz, a jazz pia­nist, share an interest in playing both traditional jazz standards and in writing

In recent years he has performed regu­larly in a jazz duo with guitarist Paul Mowbray.

Moshontz is a recently landed full­time resident of Salt Spring and a self­described political refugee from the U.S.

He is retired from a 20-year career as a psychotherapist, and lives here with his wife, Sandra Meyer, a practising psycho­therapist and painter, who also shares in the love of jazz.

Moshontz has seldom played piano in public: it is the Steinway grand piano at the All Saints' church and his enjoy­ment of playing music with Wall that has brought him out of the house for this mini -concert.

Free music begins at 12: 10 p.m. in All Saints church, followed by an optional light lunch for $5.50.

Get set to shake head in dismay over Flightplan

Now that we're far enough removed from 9/11 to make casual entertainment out of it, films like the previously reviewed Red Eye and the currently reviewed Flightplan can afford to situate bad events on airplanes again.

Flightplan stars Jodie Foster as Kyle, a widow who is taking her husband's body andheryoungdaughter Julia from their former home in Berlin to her parents' in the United States. Very quickly upon leaving Berlin in a spanking new airliner, Kyle falls asleep and Julia suddenly disappears.

Worse, no one on the aircraft ever saw her. Kyle, quite understandably, begins to freak out. Was her daughter ever there? Is Kyle going crazy, or is there some kind of conspiracy?

Believe it or not, I'm

actually telling you far less than the trailers. Flightplan is essentially a mystery: "What happened to Julia"?

What is most interesting about the film is how it makes Kyle a difficult character to root for by milking the noxious stereotype of the hysterical woman: no one believes Kyle, and the film is careful not to give us any proof one way or the other.

The result is that we're in almost in the same position as the crew and passengers: we're faced with assuming that this woman is crazy. Nobody saw her kid on the plane, fm: cryin' out loud!

Of course, however, this is a movie, and we know that anything might have happened. So we wait and wait as Kyle becomes increasingly manic and almost tyrannical. And then it comes, the great

end to the mystery, and we go "that was it?''

It's true: Flightplan has the sillest, most improbable of plot twists. Maybe that is being a little rough, but those of you that have a thing for pointing out plot holes might spontaneously explode when you find out what's really going on.

You'll be sitting there trying to recount the plot's events in your head, and then start to shake that very head in dismay. Said plot holes are enormous, so monstrously ridiculously enormous that I wondered if the film as a whole was some kind of joke.

The sad thing is that Flightplan is a pretty good little thriller right up until the moment of truth. How do some of these screenwriters get jobs, anyhow?


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February 9 now set for 4-H registration By SOFIA SHERRIN 4-H Reporter

At the start of each new year, the Salt Spring 4-H Community Club holds its annual registration night.

This year it will be held on February 9.

The 4-H club is aimed at children aged six and up, who are interested in ani­mals, small engines, black­smithing, public speaking, photography, sewing and more.

This year the projects in which you can enroll are: rabbit and cavy (guinea pigs), poultry, sewing and photography .

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Whole foods course and slide show at yoga studio Saturday

An award-winning writer and co-author of the whole foods Nature's Recipes cookbook is offering a workshop at Ganges Yoga Studio on Saturday, January 28.

Farah Nazarali, who is also an avid cyclist and yoga teach­er from Vancouver, will lead Health through Whole Foods from 1-4 p.m. ,

Workshop participants "will learn about various contem­porary healthy diets and the benefits of each and how the food you choose to eat has a direct impact on your energy and moods," notes a yoga studio press release.

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Firefighters tackle the wall in lung association event

Local firefighters will go to great heights to raise at least $2,000 for the B.C. Lung Association when they ascend the tallest building in Vancouver next month.

support the fight against lung disease. The Salt Spring team has set a team goal

to raise $2,000.

The Salt Spring Island Fire Department has entered a team of 1 0 firefighters in the 5'h-annual Climb the Wall: The Stair Climb for Clean Air fundraiser set for February 19.

Participants include Kyle Beaumont, Dave , Melanson, Uma Meyers, Fiona Foster, Mark Wyatt, Peter Ogis, Mike Bartle, Mitchell Sherrin, Aaron Hannah-Matin and John Ward - each of whom has been training several nights a week at North End Fitness. Wearing full fire-fighting gear with SCBA

(self-contained breathing apparatus), the firefighters will compete against other fire departments from around B.C. in the 48-story (739-step) ascent up the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel.

Each participant must raise a minimum of $100 in donations, with all proceeds going to

Islanders can support the B.C. Lung Asso­ciation and the Salt Spring Firefighters with a tax-deductible donation by seeing any of the participants or going online to www. and clicking on the Salt Spring Fire Department home page to make a team donation.

Ganges Harbour pulse taken at Friday night experts panel

The Salt Spring Island Conservancy has invited five scientists and naturalists to explore the state of Ganges Harbour to help islanders understand its current state of health.

Besides giving a spectacu­lar multi-media presentation, they will also illustrate what an environmental assess­ment of the harbour would look like, and if restoration is warranted.

The event takes place on Friday, January 27 at 7 p.m. at the Community Gospel Chapel.

The decision to engage the five experts was based on

input from previous Islands Trust meetings, and a desire by past trustee Kimberly Lineger to have a harbour management plan, includ­ing an environmental assess­ment, created in the new year.

The five invited environ­mental experts are David Denning, Briony Penn, Nikki Wright, Bill Henwood, and Corey Peet.

Denning is a science edu­cator, naturalist and film­maker who has lived on Salt Spring Island for 13 years. His film work includes the NFB production, The Inter­tidal Zone, and the videos:

Life At the Seas Edge and The Biology of Seashores -all focussed on the diver­sity and ecology of sea­shores.

Penn is best known for her Wild Side columns in various regional publications and hosting the TV magazine show Enviro/Mental with CHUM TV for three years. Penn has a Ph. D. in geog­raphy, and has lectured in the School ofEnvironmental Studies and Restoration of Natural Systems Program of the University ofVictoria for 15 years.

Wright serves as chair for the Sea grass Conservation Working Group, a consor­tium of provincial and fed­eral agencies, First Nations representatives, coastal con­servation groups and consul­tants working together since 200 1 for the conservation of sea grasses in B.C.

Henwood is project man­ager of the National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Peet is a masters student at the University of Victoria doing research on the inter­relatedness of salmon and sea lice, with some of his research taking place around Salt Spring.

Cost is a suggested dona­tion of$5, which helps cover the conservancy's costs. Come early, as refreshments will be served.



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SUNDAY, JAN 29 10:30 PM

&E) Le Collectionneur (2002, Thriller) La detective Maud Graham enquete sur un tueur en sene dont les victimes sont des femmes. Lawrence Arcouette, Maude . Guerin (2h35) (9 ****Donnie Brasco (1997, Crime Story) An undercover FBI agent infmrates the mob and finds himse~ identifying with the Mafia. Johnny Depp, AI Pacino (2h30) Ul) * Mystic Pizza (1988, Comedy/ Drama) Three waitresses share their romantic trials while they are working at a piua parlor. Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor (1 h45)


i9 ** Everything I Have is Yours (1952, Musical) A married dance team's shot at fame is marred by pregnancy, jealousy and infidelity. Gower Champion, Marge Champion (1h45) fil) Flight 93 (2005, Documentary) The courageous passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 fought back against terrorists. Jeffrey Nordling, Ty Olsson (2h)

6:15PM 0 * Hollywood Flies (2004, Crime Story) Two bank robbers kidnap a tourist and hold her ransom until her brother makes a delivery. Antonio Cupo, Bianca Guaccero (1 h45)

8:00PM m **Eyewitness (1981, Thriller) A star-struck janitor fabricates a story around a murder to get close to a teporter. William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver (2h)

9:45PM 0 * Crimson Force (2005, Sci·Fi) With Earth's energy dwindling, a mission is sent to Mars to unlock an energy source. Tony Amendola, David Chokachi (1 h30)

10:00 PM fil) Flight 93 (2005, Documentary) The courageous passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 fought back against terrorists. Jeffrey Nordling, Ty Olsson (2h)

11 :15PM 0 * Direct Action (2004, Action) Frank Gannon is hunted by his fellow police officers after he exposes police corruption. Dolph Lundgren, Polly Shannon (2h)

11:55PM D **No (1998, Drama) A French­Canadian actress in Japan contends with a pregnancy and her pro-FLQ boyfriend. Anne­Marie Cadieux, Alexis Martin (2h)


0 * Revelation (2001, Suspense) After missing for centuries, an ancient relic mysteriously reappears and creates havoc. Terence Stamp, Udo Kier(2h) fil) Flight 93 (2005, Documentary) The courageous passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 fought back against terrorists. Jeffrey Nordling, Ty Olsson (2h)

8:00PM m ** Men With Brooms (2002, Comedy) Four friends try to realize their late coach's dream of winning a curling trophy. Paul Gross, Leslie Nielsen (2h)

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" Simply ~ariic. Barry "' : . M1!tt & Tom. Shipstones. : BUlle Woods. Samba, bossa · :·Live Radio Theater. Authentic : tes Voix Humaines. Valentine, All Saints, 10:10 am : Sangha. Ganges Yoga • nova & more at Tree House : radio plays from the '40s & : ArtSpring, 2:30pm, with Wednesday Night Live! With • Studio, 7:30 pm : South. • '50s. ArtSpring, 7:30 pm • pre-concert chat at 1 :30.

: floor Hockey. • Mondays at Fulford Hall, : 7-9 pm

: Songwriters' Showcase. : Featuring Sharon Bailey. • Barb's Buns, 8 pm

host Laughlin at Moby's. : Sweetwater. Tree House S. : Lounge Night With lnterchill : 'Planet Music. Tree House S. : GISS Dance. Grade 11-12 class: GISS Dance. Grade 11-12 : DJs. Shipstones. • Ed Peekekoot & Alan Moberg. • other activities

: Gabrielle Roth's 5 Rhythms • Active Meditation.

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: Mike Wall & Ron Moshontz. : Piano and sax at Music & • Munch recital. All Saints, : 12:10 pm.

other activities Burns Tea & Sing-Along. SS • other activities • Blood Pressure Clinic. • Mad Professor. UK dub • at 537-9653. • : master, Beaver Pt. Hall, 8 : Unitarian Fellowship. other activities

Seniors Services Society, 2 pm : Film Festival Cafe. Talk Acupuncture Detox. At : Mogadishu: Media Under

: Barefoot Boogie. Family event: pm. All ages. : Debate on assisted suicide. • at Ganges Yoga Studio. 7 pm • Sweetwater. Barb's Buns, 8 pm • Fulford Hall OAP Room,

: At SS Seniors, 10-noon. • Parks and Recreation : Commission.

: SS Zen Meditation Circle. : 210 Cedar Lane, 7-9 pm. • Info: Rowan, 537-2831. : · Chair Yoga. For seniors

Community Services, 7 pm • Fire. Barb's Buns, 7 p.m. Chair Yoga. For seniors, OAP : Free Hearing Aid Check room, Fulford Hall, 10-11 am. • & Clean. Downtown SS Zen Meditation Circle. : Pharmasave, 10:30-2:30 210 Cedar Lane, 7-9 pm.lnfo: : Beaver Pt. Scottish Country Rowan, 537-2831. • Dancing. Beaver Pt. Hall, 7 Charlie Eagle. Farmers : pm. Info: Pat, 537-0087. Institute, 7:30 pm : Island Pathways AGM. Genealogy Group. LOS Church,· Dick Stubbs, 7:30 pm 7 pm. Info: 538-1708. : Transcendental Meditation SS Dragon Boat Club. : Group Meditation .. Ganges United Church, 7:30pm: 7:30pm. Info: 537-9235 North End Toy library. • Trail & Nature Club AGM. SS Elementary multi-purpose : And luncheon at Meaden room, 10-11:30 am : Hall, 11 :30 am South End Toy library. • The Wall Meeting. Fulford Elementary gym, 8:30- : Community Services, 9:30am. Info: 653-9904. . : 6:30 pm

: Chai Friday. Last Friday of • : 10:30 am. : each month. Social event • with complimentary chai. : Indigo Evolution. Showing : : Ganges Yoga Studio, : of film for 2nd annual World : • 10:30 am : Indigo Day. (plus What the • : Rollerblading to Music. • Bleep Down the Rabbit Hole • : All ages at Fulford Hall, : preview). ArtSpring, 2 pm : 7:30-9 pm : SSI4H Sheep Club. • Ganges Harbour- A Healthy • Registration at Farmers : Ecosystem? : Institute, 4-8 pm : Scientists' panel discusses : CFUW. University women's • • the harbour. Community • group meets at Lions Hall, • : Gospel Chapel, 7 pm : 10 am. Topic is SWOVA,

: with Lynda Laushway. • Dad 'n' Me. Pancake : Breakfast drop-in for dads : and kids under 8 at Family • • Place. 8:30-10:30 am

· ., cinema • Capote - Phillip Seymour Hoffman plays Truman Capote. During his research for his book In Cold Blood, an account of the murder of a Kansas family, the writer develops a close relationship with Perry Smith, one of the killers.

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family during the island's early days, the remarkable stories of her great grandmother, Sylvia Stark, and the hardships endured by Salt Spring's first black settlers.

exhibitions • e:motion - Biennial Community Art Exhibition at ArtSpring. Daily

from January 23 through February 5. • Pegasus Gallery of Canadian Art presents select original works by

A.J. Casson, Robert Pilot, A.Y. Jackson, Walter Phillips, Robert Lougheed, Robert Genn, Richard Calver, G. Roberts, Nell Bradshaw and Adrian Dingle.

• Paintings by Verna Meyer are at Island Savings Credit Union. • Shari Macdonald photographs are hanging at Jana's Bake Shop. • Deb Hagarty shows photography at Moby's through January.

: Meets at Portlock portable, • 7 pm : Eckhart Tolle. : Practising Presence Group • meets Mondays, 7:30-9 pm. : Info: Amrita, 537-2799.

: Wednesdays at OAP room • of Fulford Hall, 10-11 am. : Acupuncture Detox. At : Community Services, 7 pm • SS Community Theatre. : Discuss upcoming

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Stubbs' trip highlights AGM When Island Pathways

holds its AGM on Thursday night, the group will kick off the year with a report from an adventurous local cyclist.

Dick Stubbs rode his bike from Kamloops to Halifax last fall, and will make a pre­sentation at 7:30p.m. in the United church hall in Gan­ges.

Stubbs, who was Salt Spring's chief building inspector before retiring last summer, rode his bike to work daily and had taken numerous longer cycling trips before embarking on the 5,900-kilometre journey.

Island Pathways has been a non-profit society since 1997

after being formed in 1988. Members promote safe, non­motorized transportation and

recreation options, and run active education and s~dent helmet programs.

~ Fa<!~~o~~=thci< family with mental illness. This support

group will run for 6 weeks for children 8-12 and · there will be an adult group at the same time.

This group will run Thursdays from February 2/06-March 9/06 from 4:30-6 pm at Family Place and the Community Centre.

A light meal will be provided. Pre-registration is required.

For more information and to register please contact Ragnhild Flakstad@ 537-9176

Sidewalk Superintendent The business beat of the GuR Islands

By Peter McCully

Facelifts, sales and new ventures shape Salt Spri~g business scene

• Old Salty, Mouat's Clothing and Shipstones are getting makeovers in the next couple of months, with shifts i,n space around the Harbour Building.

The clothing store will expand its main floor presence by about 600 square feet and branch into cosmetics and fragrances, says Mouat's general manager Kevin Bell.

Old Salty's space will also grow by I 0 per cent as the store takes more of the Tree House Cafe side of the building, and Shipstones will take all of the back building space. Jill Louise Campbell's gallery will remain as is.

Hans Hazenboom's company is doing the work.

• Lions Gate Internet Ltd., which operates Imagen Communications on Salt Spring and Pender islands, has sold its shares to Urban Communications Ltd. of Burnaby.

"The company will continue to operate under the ownership of Urban Communications Inc. with its existing personnel from its current premises in Burnaby," states a press release.

The company can be reached at (604) 439-8545.

• Stop by The Tea Cozy next to Salt Spring Bagel Co. and see what all the buzz is about. Owner Gail Glode offers 16 kinds of tea, plus sandwiches, scones and sweet treats from 9 to 5, Tuesday through Saturday.

• Island Secretarial is a new

multi-pronged service provided by Kimberley Murphy in #4-128 Hereford Avenue - Jeremy Milsom 's beautifully redone building. Kimberley offers copies, word-processing, laminating, cerlox binding, form letters, bulk mailings, labels and mail pick-up and forwarding. Phone number is 537-1050; fax is 537-1048; e-mail -­[emailprotected].

• SeaChange Seafoods Ltd. is feeling the impact of its Smoked Salmon Jerky being deigned #43 on Saveur Magazine's Top 100 list of "favourite restaurants, food, drink, people, places and things" for 2006. The New York-based, world-class magazine discovered SeaChange through a Victoria writer, says the company's co-owner Anne Millerd, and the inquiries have come in from far and wide since the Top I 00 list was published. For a taste of the jerky, Millerd says people can drop by SeaChange at 334 Upper Ganges Road, from 10:30-4:30, Monday to Friday.

• Gulflslands Brewery products have a brand new look with some familiar faces as Salt Spring pioneers are featured on the bottles' first series of cool new labels.

"We started redesigning our image last year on the belief that we make Salt Spring style ales from an island of free thinkers, so we decided to focus on islanders who helped make Salt Spring what it is today," explained brewmaster Murray Hunter.

Baseball players Bob and Jim

Akerman and Fred Morris stand tall on the Salt Spring Golden Ale label, while Hawaiian pioneer William Naukana is on the Salt Spring Porter (formerly Pender Porter). Farmer-photographer Jesse Bond holds some lettuce in the photo on the Salt Spring Pale Ale (formerly Mayne Sail Ale).

The next series will showcase current island characters who make a difference today, with island artisans on tap next.

Salt Spring's Diane Weatherby did the designs.

Check out the new website, where people can submit images and label ideas.

• Columbia Fuels is opening a small office across from Moby's. They will be reconnecting with islanders by opening a local office.

• Meror Krayenhoff's SIREwall Inc. company is offering eight different rammed earth courses in an earth-wall studio on Salt Spring.

Courses range from a two-day introduction to rammed earth for homeowners to month-long sessions for general contractors. Architects and designers' courses are accredited through the Architectural Institute of British Columbia. Details are available at

Krayenhoff's custom earth-wall homes have won 23 gold Canadian Home Builders Association awards.

Film Fest Cafe starts in Somalia

Salt Spring Island film­maker Judy Jackson sees the island's upcoming Film Festival Cafe nights as an opportunity for the public to access important stories in a world where major news media have failed miserably.

"I think there is a great interest for stories that dig a little deeper," she said during a recent interview. "We are being increasingly robbed by our televisions."

Jackson's filmmaking experience includes several Central America and Africa­based documentaries dealing with social, economic and political injustices.

Her films have been screened throughout the world on networks including History Television, the CBC and the BBC.

Jackson's latest produc­tion, Talk Mogadishu: Media Under Fire, is set to begin the new Film Festival Cafe series at Barb's Buns on Thursday night, January 26.

The cafe will run on the last Thursday of each month.

Jackson's documentary, shot during her second trip to Somalia, continues Jackson's tradition of producing films geared towards refreshing prevailing views on global politics.

Set in a country long viewed as a "basket-case" nation ruled by AK-47 wielding warlords and their henchmen, she said, Talk Mogadishu follows the quest of three enterprising Canadi­an-trained journalists setting out to create an outlet for independent journalism.

She hopes the movie's focus will highlight the posi­tive efforts of those trying to steer the country in a better direction.

Film Festival Cafe fea­tures are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., but participants are welcome to attend an infor­mal discussion set to begin at 5 p.m. and have some sup­per as well.





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Boogie boasts beat

Ganges Yoga Studio hosts a Barefoot Boogie Dance Party on Friday, January 27, with an eclectic mix of great dance music from the '70s to current day.

Pop songs, African rhythms, world beat and more will be played at the all-ages, drug-and-alcohol­free event.

Doors open at 7 p.m., with dancing ongoing until at least 10:30 p.m.

Admission is $5 for adults, and less for teens and kids.

Light snacks are available. Phone Leslie for more

information at 537-0884.

Manx adds acoustic award to list Island music lovers lucky enough

to have caught a performance by Salt Spring's very own eclectic blues man Harry Manx won't be surprised to learn he garnered more national praise at last week's Maple Blues Awards.

The honour comes only a month after Manx was judged the country's top solo performer at the first-ever Canadian Folk Music Awards for his West Eats Meet album released in 2004.

Manx's unique "mysticssippi" blues stems from his combination of classi­cal Indian ragas, gospel and delta blues influences.

Salt Spring's Jamie RT also received a nomination for best instrumental act at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Manx won the award for the year's

top blues acoustic act at the annual celebration of the best talent in the Canadian blues scene.

Born on the Isle of Man, Manx grew up in Canada but spent his teens travelling and playing music through­out Europe, Japan, India and Brazil.

Manx is on tour to promote his latest album, Mantras for Madmen, released in late 2005.

Trail, nature club activities announced A reminder that the AGM

will take place on Thurs­day, January 26, at noon in Meaden Hall, starting with a potluck luncheon.

Doors and bar are open at II :30 a.m. Please bring · your favourite dish. The business portion will imme­diately follow the luncheon. All members are encouraged and urged to attend.

There will be a social eve­ning on Thursday, February 23, 7:30 p.m. in the United Church. Lynn Thompson, Simon Rook and Heather Home will show slides and talk about their hiking in Marble Meadows in Strath­cona Provincial Park and on Quadra Island.

The monthly nature walk will now be incorporated in the regular walkers schedule and will take place on the third Tuesday of the month and is open to all interested members.

Following is the February schedule: ·


FEB. 7: Bill Harrington leads an easy hike into the Andreas Vogt Nature Reserve and surrounding Crown lands. Meet at Art­Spring at 9:45 a.m. or at the parking lot 200 metres to the right of the end of Sarah Way at IO a.m.

FEB. 14: Zeke Blazecka will lead a strenuous hike from Burgoyne Bay up Mt. Maxwell. Meet at ArtSpring at 9:45 and south-enders may join at the Burgoyne Bay Tri­angle tum-off at 10 a.m.

FEB 21: Ron Hawkins will lead a moderate hike to Yeo Point from Beaver Point Hall. Meet at ArtSpring at 9:45 and south-enders join at the hall at 10:05.

FEB 28: Off-island with Sheila and Barry Spence leading, to have a moder­ate hike at Maple Mountain. Meet at Portlock Park at 8:30 a.m. to catch the 9 ferry.

WALKERS FEB. 7: Nieke Visser will

lead a moderate walk with some steeper sections on

an Armand Way-Seymour Heights loop. Meet at Art­Spring at 10 a.m. or join at the Dukes Road/Fulford­Ganges Road junction at 10:15.

FEB. I4: Ron Hall leads an easy walk from Eagle Ridge to Long Harbour. Meet at ArtSpring at 1 0 a.m.

FEB. 21: Nature walk. Easy; flat walk around the Ford Lake, led by Bob Weeden, to look at the winter birds of the area. North-enders carpool from ArtSpring parking lot and south-enders carpool from Drummond Park. Both groups should proceed at 10 a.m. to the trail gate on Gamer Road (left on Gamer Road going south).

Participants should bring binoculars and pock­et bird books if they have them.

FEB. 28: Off-island with Lynn Thompson, who will lead a moderate Mt. Sicker Historical Railway Walk. Meet at Portlock Park at 9:30


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will lead a ramble around Duck Creek followed by lunch at the Seaside kitchen. Meet at Centennial Park at 10 a.m.

FEB. 14: Edna Gatt will lead a ramble around Chan­nel Ridge. Meet at Centen­nial Park at 10 a.m.

FEB. 21: An excursion around North West Farm led by lisa Forster. Meet at Cen­tennial Park at 10 a.m.

FEB. 28: Margaret Haines will take us on an outing in the Toynbee Road area. Meet at Centennial Park at 10 a.m. '

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Sportsmanship nod to Scorpion players

Senior boys Scorpions from Gulf Islands Second­ary School (GISS) managed only one win at the Victo­ria Police Tournament, but the islanders clicked with a composed performance for the most sportsmanlike team award.

"We wanted to win 1ike champions, lose like champi­ons, respect the officials, be courteous to the other teams, we like helping people up when they fall down and that sort of stuff," explained GISS player Shawn Lee.

GISS even supplied a player for one opposing team that was undermanned.

While the Scorpions had hoped for more wins during their first appearance at the 16-team event, the sports­manship award was their main goal for the invitational tourney, Lee said.

"On the whole it was a really fun time and we hope to go back."

Unfortunately, the island­ers lost 64-55 to the St. Michael's University Blue Jags in the first round and then fell in overtime against Seaquam Seahawks for the consolation game.

A B-Side Consola­tion game was decided by

the Mount Douglas Rams (AAA), 76-55 but then GISS beat the Esquimalt Dock­ers 62-16 for a placement final to rise above the bottom seat.

On another positive note, the senior boys won a tight game in overtime by 66-59 at Shawnigan Lake on Thursday.

"We just barely pulled away in o~ertime. It was a really good game. They're one of our biggest competi­tors," Lee said.

In other GISS basketball news:

GISS junior girls won one game, lost a second and then lost their third game in dou­ble overtime during a friend­ly tourney at Chemainus.

"Intense," said GISS senior girls t((am player Kristi Lee.

Junior girls also won a league match against Brent­wood (Monique Comeau was top scorer) while the junior boys team lost a close match against Brentwood during their league game last week (stand-out play from Dylan Hunsberger), she said.

All four GISS teams also had games on Tuesday (with results not available at press time).

ON THE BALL: Gulf Islands Secondary School junior boys player Casey Fedberg has a good grip on the ball in a match against Brentwood Bay at the high school last week. The local squad lost the game.

Photo by John Cameron

Salt Spring curlers hurry hard for funspiel Islanders had better hurry

if they want a shot at enter­ing the fourth annual Salt Spring Island Curling Fun­spiel upcoming on February 11.

"It'll be a full day of curl­ing, lunch and more curl­ing," said event organizer Jim Pasuta. "Fun is the name of the game. It'll never be called a bonspiel as long as I'm organizing it." '

A $45 fee for the curling funspiel includes lunch, a bus, ferry fare, prizes and ice rental at the Duncan

Curling Club. "In the past we've always

had 10 teams and sold out." Beginners are invited to

join the fun as individuals or in teams of four, Pasuta said.

"The obje<.;t of the game is to put a 40-pound rock on a sheet of slick ice within an inch of a spot 120 feet down the sheet," he said. "It's an on-going game of shuffle­board where the rules are constantly changing."

Players in the funspiel are generally relative novices

Sports Schedule IF the fields aren't closed due to rain ....

SOCCER Girls U-18 vs. Gordon Head

Sun., Jan. 29 • 10:30 a.m. • Portlock Park

Women's Div. 2 vs. Lakehill Sun., Jan. 29 • 12:30 p.m. • GISS

Men's FC Div. 5 vs. Zgoda Sun., Jan. 29 • 2:15p.m. • Portlock Park

Boys U-17 vs. Gordon Head Sun., Jan. 29 • 10:30 a.m. • GISS

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to the game, but the event attracts a few enthusiasts who have previous experi­ence.

"There have people who have never curled and come back. I'll take that as a com­pliment."

Islanders who don't have a complete team can contact Pasuta as individuals and he can connect people together, he said.

"I had a couple of peo­ple last year that I fit into teams and they really loved it. They've since told me that

they are coming back this year.

Curling can be played by the old or the young at either a competitive or recreational level, Pasuta said.

Pasuta didn't start playing the game himself until he was 30 and living on Salt Spring. Now he plays in a regular league in Victoria.

The funspiel meets for the 8 a,m. Vesuvius ferry on February 11 and returns at 8:30p.m., he said.

For more information, call Jim at 537-9995.

Interesting Wedding Photo?

The Driftwood's annual Wedding Planner is being

prepared and we are looking for interesting and

historic original photographs from our readers. Hippy

wedding in the 60's? Slicked back hair in the 50's? War time bride? We want your

photo! Submit with pertinent information by February 3

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NETMINDER: FC keeper Chris Griffiths has his eye on the ball as fellow player Jordan Haenen battles it out with a Cowichan player in front of the FC net.

Photo by Derrick Lundy

FC takes forensics from, 1-0 CSI loss By ALESSANDRO DEVIATO Driftwood Contributor

Right from the opening whistle, Salt Spring FC's Division-1 men lacked their usual attacking flair in 1-0 loss against Cowichan Sus­sex Insurance at Portlock Park on Saturday morning.

] slanders' defence held up strong till an unlikely mis­take gave a Cowichan striker the time -and space for an open shot on net that he bur­ie,d with poise.

When Cowichan was up 1-0, Salt Spring sparked into life.

"Cardin [Davis] made another great play in the box, beating his man one on one," recounted onlooker Jesse Fisher.

Just before Davis could make his shot he was taken down and awarded a penalty

shot. Jimmy Severn stepped up to the spot and rifled a shot dead centre at the keep­er.

"It was a shame we missed our chance at the penalty spot. It really could have changed the momentum of the game," said coach-player Chris Jason.

Salt Spring held most of the possession for the sec­ond half of the contest.

Once -again, though, our team in black and white was just not able to build up an attack.

In the last 10 minutes, Salt Spring's lack of substitutes was evident as they trudged on.

The Cowichan squad cur­rently sits in fourth place, two spots above Salt Spring.

FC now goes into their next game with two consec­utive losses.

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Spectator (audit) seating available for $15.00 per day or $25.00 for the weekend.

Winter Wooliies Show #2 + I Saturday 11th February This will be. a Schooling Show.

Everyone welcome.

For Entry form and details please phone or check the website.

Timothy Sorfieet Clinic This will be a fiatwork clinic for dressage or hunter/jumper riders.

Tentative date: 25-26th Feb

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FC divides Lakehill United Salt Spring FC's Division­

S men rebounded from an early goal and some tough pressure to beat Lakehill United by 3-1 at Braefoot Park on Saturday.

The Div.-5 men played their best game of the season thus far, said coach player Jude Shugar.

"All our guys played really well. There wasn't one weak spot on the field."

Islanders had some jump in their game and put a ball off the Lakehill post in the first five minutes, Shugar said. ·

"They were on their heels and they settled down after that. They controlled the ball much better and at the 25th


High scores in recent bowling league play were:

Special Olympics, Janu­ary 18: Gloria Dale, 142; ' Mahjor Bains, 192.

Circus League: Brian Rad­ford, 203, 203.

Seniors: John Pringle, 203; John Glenn, 208, 228/621.

minute they got a poor goal off a deflection. We didn't give up after that."

Ten minutes later, Ales­sandro Deviato switched a ball to Jasenn Wensveen, who fired it down to Shugar on the comer flag for a cross that was slotted away by Mark Nordine.

"In the second half we passed the ball around really well. Jeremy Moulton did a great job of crossing balls in from the right side and we got quite a few chances off comers."

One of those comers paid off when it landed on Colin McDougall's foot.

With 20 minutes remain­ing, Nordine picked up his

second goal when he headed in the ball during a scramble around the net.

"Lakehill put on a lot of pressure in the last 10 min­utes and had a lot of good chances but weren't able to finish. Chad Little was solid in net for us and saved us big time in the last five min­utes."

Highlight play came from Ryan "Leroy" Smith, who filled in as centre back; Deviato had a huge game in the midfield; and Dave McColl helped out in the centre mid.

Salt Spring is five points out of second place. They next play Zgoda at Portlock Park at 2:15p.m. on Sunday.

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John Allen livingston Professor Emeritus, York University, at home on January 17, 2006 at age 82. Survived by his wife

Ursula of Salt Spring Island, B.C., daughter

Sally of Toronto, sons Zeke and Least, daughter-in­law Tina, grandchildren Bronwyn imd Duncan,

all of Victoria, B.C., and sister Judith Bowler of

Toronto. Educated at the University of Toronto Schools and Victoria College, University of

Toronto, he served in the Navy in World War II. After working for some years with the Audubon

Society and the CBC, he joined the graduate program of the Faculty

of Environmental Studies at York University, where his teaching emphasized biological conservation

and cultural and historical perspectives of nature. He edited "Canadian Audubon" magazine

and several books, wrote many radio and television

scripts, natural history articles and commentaries,

and ten books, the most recent of which received the Governor

General's Literary Award. He travelled widely in

pursuit of his interest in wildlife and its protection,

and was the recipient of numerous honours. A huge presence in the

lives of his family, friends, former colleagues and

students, he will be deeply missed and lovingly

remembered. No funeral at his request. Arrangements for a celebration of his life

will be made later. Special thanks to Doctors

Ron Reznick, Jan Malherbe and Charles Alsberg who,

in different contexts, attended to John with consummate skill and

compassion; also to the exemplary nursing staff at Lady Minto Hospital

and members of the ambulance/emergency

team for providing caring assistance on several


Kenneth Heeley-Ray

Born in Macclesfield England October 26, 1916, close to the Wales he considered his homeland, died January 19, 2006 on Salt Spring Island, BC. He leaves to mourn his wife Ann, his sister Wendy Lewis, his children Bridget (Doug Rombough), Robin, Tim, Ian, Elizabeth, Andy (Rebecca Free), and Gareth (Mamie), his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Employed in the film business his whole working life, he was never stiJ!gy with his expertise, teaching his craft to many co-workers and assistants. His cats and his garden will miss him. There will be no funeral service at his request. Please remember him with a contribution to Lady Minto Hospital Foundation,

Salt Spring Island, BC V8K lTl.

10 CELEBRATIONS NEW BABY? Call Welcome Wagon for a personal Baby Visit. Gifts & greetings from local busi­nesses and a warm welcome for

Andrea 537-8464.

6 DEATHS LAUNDRY, ROBERT Louis. Born March 30,1952. Passed away suddenly January 20, 2006. Bob is survived by his parents Louis (Cy) .and Betty. Brothers and Sis­ters; Fred, Susan St. John, Wendi Lowery, Glen, Pearl Griffith and his companion Showna (his ray of Sunshine). Bob will be sadly missed by the many people whose lives he touched with his vibrant personality. There will be a celebration of Bob's life .held on Jan 29 at 1:30 in the Fulford Hall on Salt Spring Island.


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8 CARD OFTHANKS THANK YOU GVM & Sports Traders for your continued sup- ' port of SIMS Basketball. Gord Hollingsworth.


Celtic harp and/or voice lessons with Oona McOuat. Over 10 years teaching experience. All ages and levels welcome. Music theory also available. 538-6228.

THE CLIMBING WALL Anyone interested in climbing, volunteering or running pro­grams at The Wall indoor climb­ing gym, please come to an important gathering Thurs., Jan. 26, 6:30pm, SSI Community Services, 268 Fulford-Ganges Rd. Also: Belay Training Course for ages 12 & up, Wed., Jan. 25, 6:30pm, $30. Call Jamie at 537-9971 for information. "ART OF Allowing", Jan. 18 - 6 Weds. thereafter, 6:30pm, $10 ea. Learn to understand mani­festing. Learn why our manifesta­tions don't return. Learn the art of allowing them to return. We work on a chapter a week with home­work. Pre-register before Jan. 16, 250-537-5472. 'CANCER AND Dief, Jan. 26 - 6 Thurs. thereafter, 6:30pm, $1 0 ea. Do you have cancer? You don't have to have cancer. Learn how diet heals. Learn what causes cancer. Learn what heals it. Pre-register before Jan. 22, 250-537-5472. "5 DAY SILENCE Retrear, Feb. 17 - 22, inclusive. Includes meals, bed and transport to & fro. Includes meditations and Silence. Pre-register before Feb. 13 250-537-5472. FROM DRAWING to painting with Stefanie Denz, 6 classes. Fri from 9:30 to 11 :30am, Feb. 3 to Mar. 10.$90 Phone 653-2018 to register. (m)Other T0i\gue Press: In-troduction to Letterpress & Uno-cuts. A two-day workshop. Saturday Feb. 4th. & Sunday 5th. 10 -4pm $225. Lim­ited space. Info: 537-4155 or info@

THANK YOU! The individuals and families in partnership with the Gulf Islands Families Together Society (GIFfS) and School Distntt #64, would like to thank businesses and organizations who have welcomed and enabled young adults with disabilities to have successful job training and employment in their community.

All Saints by the Sea Anglican Church, ArtSpring, Auntie Pesto's, Blackburn Road Transfer Station, Creekhouse Realty, Eight Branches Holistic Health Centre, E1 Zocalo, Emile Bakery, Fables Cottage, Food Bank, Ganges Village Market, Greenwoods, }ana's Bake Shop, Just Mike's Water, King's Lane Bowling Alley, Mary Hawkins Memorial Library, Mouat's, Mrs. Clean, North End Fitness, Payless Gas Station, Pharmasave, Ron Martman, SS Bagel Co., SS Cheese Co., SS Fire Department, SS Recycling Centre, SS Roasting Co., SS Sports Tratkrs, SS Sound and Vision, SS Ther<tpeutic RidingAssociation,SPCA (Cat Shed}, Stitches, Studio One, Barb's Buns, Thrifty Foods, and Transitions Thrift Store.

Thank you so mueh for your support and for §ving, us the ehan«~e to be the best we ean be.

20 COMING lVENTS FOR A complete calendar of com­ing events check the Driftwood Community Calendar, in our office in the Upper Ganges Centre, 328 Lower Ganges Road, or on our website at Use the calendar for event planning and to makasure your date doesn't conflict w~h someone else's. EXCITING WATERCOLOUR Workshops with Ubby Jutras starting week of Feb 20. Begin­ner or Intermediate, small groups. [emailprotected] or 537-1952. DOG TRAINING with Sheri Stan­den. Fun, upbeat environment, lots of information. Dogs and people love it! Central Hall Wednesdays, Feb. 15- March 29. 537-5646.

MIXED LEVELS YOGA Mon., 9-10:30 am (free childcare), 6-7:30pm. Tues., 6:30-8pm. Drop­ins welcome, $15 incl. tax or by discounted pass cards. Ganges Yoga Studio, 537-2444.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS Ty Chandler, Jan. 28, 9am-1pm. Julie Gudmestad, Mar. 24 - 26.

_Monica Voss, May 26 - 28. Call for details. Ganges Yoga Studio,

20 COMING EVENTS SEEDS ECOVILLAGE AGM, Sun. Feb. 5, Artspring Theatre. Film "Visions of Utopia" at 2pm, Meeting and election of directors at 3:45pm. All welcome.

WATER COUNCIL MEETING FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 10am to 1 pm at the Lions Hall. For more information call653-4741. SSI HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Regular Meeting, 2pm, Feb. 8, 2006 at Central Hall. Speaker, Mike Morris. Rev. Wilson (1894), Minister & Social Historian of early SSI. Next meeting Mar. 8, 2006. History of Galiano Island. All welcome.


Become inspired with new reci­pes & ideas! Free recipes, hand­outs & yummy tasting samples. Workshop with Farah Nazarali. Slide show by Dan Jason. $40 pre-register. Sat., Jan. 28, 1 -4pm. Ph. 537-2444. UNITARIAN FELLOWSHIP: A Debate on Assisted Suicide with Brian Finnemore and Art Morton. Jan 29, Fulford Hall OAP, 10:30.




~UD(NKRAIS NfTHOD: AWAR(NUS THROUGH NOV(N(NT WORKSHOP HI ice rreidman alli!ted ~y ~elen moon will facilitate your learn in

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Saturday, Jtb.ll r. Sunday, Jtb. IZ Thf Gatfhousf, 190 R•ynolds Road 9:JO am -~:JO pm

mo for Zdays - $15 for I day luita~le for all a?e! & level of a~ility

lnfonmion {, l'fC)istmion: Alice 531-234} or lltlm 531-9691t

WILL IT EVERSWPR.AININGl We sure hope so 'cause we wam to be back at the saturday Marketin April to serve you our delicious OMEfEPE COFFEE. We enjoy doing this because we know all the profits return to Nicaragua to fund water projects and health and education needs. So we feel good about this and our group always welcomes new members. Ourmonthlymeetin~ are relaxed and can be ente~ining. So for good time phone 653-4.2.8:3-You may even see the Saturday Market from the other side of the coffee table!

DO YOU WAnT TO DAnCE? Then come to the Barefoot Boogie this Friday evening for a lively night out Funky mix of great dance music from the 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond. Come alone or bring your family and

friends. Everyone welcome (drug and alcohol free).

Join us and danCe just for the fun of it! Barefoot Boogie Dance

Friday, January 27 7 pm -10:30 pm

AdUlts SS - Youth SZ - Tots Free! Main StUdio at Ganges Yoga StUdio

Grace Pl. Sq., Upper Level Info 537-ZifJflf

Exploring Death & Opening the Heart

A Two Day Workshop with Rodney Smith

Saturday, January 28 - 9 am to 4 pm Sunday, January 29 - 8 am to 3 pm

The Gatehouse, 190 Reynolds Road Cost: $60

For more infonna~on call Chris~ne Mauro: 538-0173 Sponsored by Bessie Done Hospice and Salt Spring Island Vipossano Community

CALLING ALL CURLERS! What: 4th Annual Salt Spring Island

Curling Funspiel

Where: Duncan Curling Club

When: Saturday, February II, 2006

All Day

Cost: $45 per person - $180 per team

What is included: Bus rental from

Crofton to Duncan and hack, passenger

ferry ticket, full day ice rental, lunch

and prizes



To register: ContactJim Pasuta @ 537-9995 or drop off entrance fees to his office




It's Enrollment

Time! 4 PM· 8 PM



For more information contact Sharyl 538-1900 Cindy 537-5142





Sat. Feb. 18 & Sun. Feb. 19

REHEARSALS: week of Feb. 11 - 17

CAST TO PLAY: Dr. Stockman 40 - 50 Mrs. Stockman 40 - 50 Petra 20 Eiliff 12 Morten 12 Mayor 40-50 Morten Kil 65 - 75 Hovstad 40 - 50 + Billing 35 - 40 Horster 40 Alaksen any

FOR DETAILS CALL: Yvonne 65:3-00:3:3 or email


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PATHWAYSAGM Thursday, Jan. 26

7:30pm United Chuch Hall

The evening will feature

Dickstubbs with his slide show

"qJdingacross Canada•

There will be a motion to move the society's J.P. finicial year end

from April 31 to August 31

Light refreshments. Bring a friend




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GRIFFIN, deceased All persons having claims against the above estate

are required to send full particulars of such

claims to the undersigned Executrix, at:

c/o Mr. Richard Weiland, 800 - 885 West Georgia Street,Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 3H1, on or before the 15th day of March, 2006, after which date the estate's assets

will be distributed, having regard orily to claims that have then been received.


29 LOST AND FOUND LOST: SILVER framed reading glasses in blue flowered case. 537-8895 FOUND: LAMPSHADE on Trin­comali His. Call537-4565.

34 NOTICES IF YOUR Driftwood subscription label has the date highlighted, now is the time to renew!

34 NOTICES AVAILABLE FOR readings: Carol - spiritualist psychic medium and paranormal and psychic investiga­tor. For appointment, 250-538-8272.

BUSS IS MOBILE! ENJOY A Relaxation massage on the massage table or chair in the convenience of your home, accom­modation or business with Bliss Biro ''Ustening Hands Therapy'' practitio­ner. 653-9407. Sliding scale.

Islands Trust



The Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee will be meeting to consider various matters of general business, such as applications received, bylaw reviews and meeting notes.

DATE: Tues., Jan. 31, 2006 TIME: 1:00pm PLACE: Ar!Spring

100 Jackson Avenue Starting at 1:OOpm upto45 minutes will be available for the public to discuss local land use matters with the Local Trust Committee. Those who wish to present a more formal petition, or make a delegation to the Committee as an Agenda item, must advise Islands Trust staff one week in advance at least of the meeting so that they can be added to the beginning of the Agenda. For information about the Agenda, please call the Islands Trust at 537-9144





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40 PERSONALS CRIMINAL RECORD? Get yours cleared. For travel to USA, career advancement, and your peace of mind. Free assessments. Gall Jen­nifer at the National Pardon Centre toll-free: 1-866-242-2411 .­ LIFEMATES the relationship people. Single? Meet your mate, guaran­teed! Call Canada's largest and leading relationship company today at: 1-888-54MATES (62837) .or vi~ us at EXPERT PSYCHICS ... Try us first! Your future revealed by your per­sonal psychic. Accurate & genuine readings. Call 24 hrs 1-9Q0.561-2100.$2.95/min.18+.

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Our Silver Shadow Taxi Company is for sale. Call 537-0036 evenings. Serious enquiries only. ISLAND MAMA'S Pasta Business for sale. Includes industrial pasta machine, sealing machine, logo, name and excellent reputation. $1000. Payment plan negotiable. Carolin 653-9196. WORK AT HOME ONLINE. 36 people needed immediately. Earn a part- or full-time income. Apply free online and get started! http:// OWN YOUR OWN STORE- Coun­try Depot, TrueValue Hardware, V&S department stores - new & existing locations. No franchise fee - earn dividends. Call TruServ Canada today - 1-800-665-5085 - A JOB AI' HOME on your computer. Average income: $493.51 weekly; Code A 1 CONSULTANTS NEEDED for home based business. New to Can­ada in September 2005. "Signature Homestyles" Home Decor and Gifts. Ground floor opportunity. Call Lorna 780-871-0444.


Leadership Challenge - Are you ready for a new challenge? Do you excel at organizing and mo­tivating teams? The Canadian Cancer Society is seeking a few exceptional volunteers to plan for a non-competitive event on Salt Spring Island next June 9. You can help lead these Relay For Life volunteers to success. Let's Make Cancer History. To learn more, please visit or email [emailprotected] or call 537-4624. GANGES VILLAGE Market has part-time cashier positions avail­able. Must be able to work (morn­ings, afternoons, evenings, week­ends, holidays). Applications are at the Lotto Centre. Please leave your resume/application at the Lotto Centre.

TAXI DRIVERS WANTED Must have Class 4 license & 5 years clean driving record. Part­time day & evening shifts available. Apply in writing to: Silver Shadow Taxi, 480 Upper Ganges Rd., Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 1 R8. VESUVIUS STORE requires part-time help, cashiering and food prep. Weekend and eve­nings required. Experience an asset. A.P.P!Y. with resume. 30 PEOPLE wanted to lose weight. Up to 30 lb/30 days. Cash back rewards. One on one private coaching. Call 604-741 -3841 or visit

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Thanks to everyone who entered our Winter 2006 Logomania Contest!

These randomly selected entrants correctly identified all 15 logos to the correct businesses and may ·claim their prizes at The Driftwood office at 328 Lower Ganges Road. tel: 537-9933 fax: 537-2613


~Victoria Weekend ......... C. H.. Vane H.unt .. 'Skin Sensations .............. Lorne Shantz ' Ganges Village Market ..... .Irene Walker Ganges Village Market ......... Tom Little The Driftwood ................ Pierre Bosnell

55 HELP WANTED ELDER CARE available. Support with personal care, housekeeping, meals, gardens, errands, outings, etc. Rexible hours for ~ng & ~e. Special rates. Beddis Beach area. 538-{)205, cell: 778-868-5941 or emaillindannaki@ EXPERIENCED WINDOW cleaner r!19uired. 537-9841 . PERMANENT PART-TIME position. 1 or 2 days/week. Luxury B&B re­quires light housekeeping & garden­ing. Will train. Own transportation required. 537-2716 or 537-2776. SECRETARY WITH legal experi­ence required by law firm with office in Ganges lor permanent full-time position. Please forward resume to McKimm & Loll, Banisters & Solici­tors, 201-118 Fullord-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 284 or email to saltspring@ PART-TIME RETAIL sales staff re­quired. Apply in person with resume to Aroma Crystal Therapy at Gan­ges Harbour Place. SUPPORT WORKER required immediately to work with a young woman with developmental dis­abilities; working in the community, in recreational activities & at home with personal care and light housekeep­ing duties. Must have experience and training in supporting individuals with autism, challenging behaviours, epi­lepsy and other neurological issues. Valid driver's license, first aid and a clean criminal record check a must. Please reply in writing to G.I.F.T. So­ciety, 152 McPhillips St., Salt Spring Island, B.C., V8K2V8.

55 HELP WANTED TRAINEE PERSONAL Assistant to Dr. Michael Colgan. Must be reli­able, non-smoking, computer mer­ate, ready-for-anything. Equestrian and weight training experience an advantage. This is an apprentice position, with training given in fNery aspect of Colgan Inc. business. Ex­cellent career prospects for the right person. Apply in writing with resume and references to "Personal Assis­tanf' to 988 North End Road, Salt Spring Island, B.C., V8K 1L7. FREE 128 page "Career Clpportun~ ties" guide. Eann more! Get promoted! Train at home for a Payraise - new career - top paying job. Gall Granton I~ at 1-800-361-1971 for free guide.

BANFF, Alberta - The Fairmont Banff Springs has full-time, perma­nent opportunities as housekeep­ers and dishwashers. Subsidized housing and competitive wages. For other opportunities vis~ www., fax resumes to: 403-760-6056. YOUR LIFE STARTS HERE! Jump start your career w~h COl College & graduate in months - not years! Business, Technology, Health Care & much more. We have locations throughout Canada & classes are starting all the time! Call today toll­free 1-800-561-1317. QUICK FREIGHTWAYS Ltd. re­quires class 1 owner/operators for new haul, Vancouver/PG & Vancou­ver/Okanagan. Steady runs. Fuel charges & surcharge in place. Mike 1-604-214-3164.














E-MAIL : [emailprotected]

CAREER OPPORTUNITY " Windsor Plywood is accepting applications for the position of Counter Sales. This full-time position is available immediately. Compensation will commensurate with experience. Please apply with a handwritten cover letter in person. Deadline is Feb. 3.

Windsor Pl~wood 166 Rainbow Rd.



THE TASK: To work closely with local community organizations to research _and facilitate the development of food security plan for Salt Spring Island. Work to be completed in Feb. and March. REQUIRED SKILLS: knowledge and experience with food policy, community development approaches, and the local community. Strong research, writing and facilitation skills. Respond in writing to Food Security Project, 268 Fulford-Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC VSK 2K6 before February 6, 2006.

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JOB SUMMARY: Provides basic nursing care and assists in the various programs for social, recreational, diversional, and physical therapy to assigned residents and patients. Also performs clerical duties such as assembling and maintaining patient charts. QUALIFICATIONS: • Grade 10 plus graduation from a recognized Nursing Assistant Programme or an equivalent combination of education, training, & experience. • Good verbal and written communication skills • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

Please submit application together with current resume, quoting

reference #5971 VI/GlOW

Vancouver Island Health Authority, Employment Services,

1952 Bay Street, Victoria, BC V8R 1 J8 Fax: (250) 370-8570 Email: [emailprotected]


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55 HELP WANTED TRITON PROJECTS is seeking experienced welders for projects throughout Alberta. $31/hour + bene!~. Travel, accommodation and relocation assistance provided. Fax 780-485-6719. Email: humanre [emailprotected]. CHEAP TELEPHONE RECON­NECT - Ring in the New Year! First month of phone service only $24.95 + connection fee! Fast con­nections! Phone Factory Recon­nect - Toll-free 1-877-336-2274; · FAIR TRADE home parties. What could be more rewarding than help­ing artisan families around the world while you earn income? Beautiful, handmade silver jewelry and acces­sories. Choose to make a difference. Contact Jolica 1-866-887 -7152; FULL-TIME HEAVY DUTY Me­chanic, primarily for trucks. TICket not necessary. Apprenticeship available. Competitive wages and benet~. Fax resume to Pro North Oi~ield Services, Fort Nelson, BC: 250-774-2867 or email pro. north MAINTENANCE MANAGER -full-time, hand&<>n position. Prior maintenance experience. General repairs, HVAC, plumbing, jan~orial . Physically m, driver's license. Ap- . ply immediately: General Manager, Woodlands Inn - Box 568, Fort Nel­son, BC, VOC 1 RO. woodlands@pris., 250-77 4-6657 fax.





REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: MUST be able to transcribe from dictaphone and have experience with medical transcription Ability to type 50 wpm, computer skills, knowledge of Microsoft Word, Medical Terminology.

**NOTE: Only those applicants with the required qualifications will be considered.**

CLOSING DATE: January 27'", 2006 Please apply in writing to: Kathy Kendall Health Records/Admitting Coordinator Lady Minto Gulf Islands Hospital 135 Crofton Ad, Salt Spring Island, B.C. V8K 1T1

Salt Spring Island Transition House Women's Outreach Worker: Provide a range of direct support services to women affected by violence and abuse; develop and deliver public information & education sessions. Must have sound knowledge of family violence dynamics and able to articulate a feminist analysis of violence against women. Strong public speaking and presentation skills needed. Minimum 2 years relevant work experience required.

On-Call Frontline Support Worker: Direct frontline experience in transition house preferred or an acceptable equivalent of relevant training, education and work experience. Must have sound knowledge of family violence dynamics and able to articulate a feminist analysis of violence against women. Need to be available for flexible, around the clock scheduling.

Complete job postings can be requested by emai l at [emailprotected] or picked up at "Transitions" Thrift Store. Please submit resume with covering letter by fax to 537-0752 or maiiiWAV Hiring Committee, Box 376 Ganges P.O., SSI, B.C. VSK 2W1 .

Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on Jan. 31/06. Recent applicants are asked not to re-apply. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Thank you.

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'Executive secretory to Dr. Michael Colgan, ,'i)i~~""t",);:,.;

Applicant must be fast, smart, 11 0% reliable, non- -smoking, self-starter, who gets the job done before putting on their coat, proficient on computer, including Word, Photoshop, lnDesign, use of Internet, and work on-line with clients worldwide.

Must be capable of wearing many hats interchangeably, including equestrian services, athletic programs, nutrition supplements, book manuscript processing and editing, dealing with agents, publishers, contractors, manufacturers, retailers, bureaucrats, media, publicify and marketing, building and construction, and supervision of a busy office and ground staff.

Equestrian interest and experience an advantage, and great equestrian training available. Weight training experience an advantage, and training in the Colgan Power Program available.

Not for the faint of heart, but a challen~ing career position with endless potential. Remuneration package commensurate with education and experience.

Apply in writing with resume and references to

"Executive Position", 988 North End Road, Salt Spring Island, B.C., V8K 1l7.




' A36 ..._ WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2006


OFFICE POSITION Aroma Crystal Therapy Is seeking an employee with excellent computer, customer service and organisational skills. Successful candidate must be able to multi-task, think on their feet and have a solid background In sales.


Please forward resume to [emailprotected] or fax to (250) 538-0035

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Outside work in all weather $9.50/hr

Call Fraser's Thimble Farms




• Local Job Postings • Internet, computers,

telephone, and fax services • Workshops on: Resumes &

Cover Letters, Networking, Budgeting, Basic Word, and Interview Skills

• Individual support to get your job search on track

114 CHILD CARE NEED A BREAK? New to Crofton, Just Uke Home Family Child Care. Infants to 12 years. Drop in welcome. Excellent references. 10 +years ex­

-perience. Denise 250416-0635.

116 CLEANING NO SURPRISES Houseclean­ing now has openings for full tfme, part time, construction or move-out cleaning services. Dependable, reli­able, professional, trustworthy staff. Cal1537-2186. FAITH'S CLEANING Services. Ex­cellent references. 537-2930.

Colin's Window

Cleaning • interior • exterior • business • residential

Senior's discount


117 COMMUNnY SERVICES • Wage Subsidies SALT SPRING Mood Disorder As-• Support for Youth and sociation meets rNery 2 weeks on

People with Disabilities Tuesdays for family & patient support . ,• Self Employment info _ and education. Please ~I Pam 537-ALLATNOCOSTTOTOU - 21B6fordetails. Phone 537-5979 or Drop In NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

537-8978. lOam-3:30pm Mon.- Fri. ALANON/AI.NEEN A program for Beacon Employment Services

343 Lower Ganges Rd. Salt Spring Island

Fax 537-5976

C Beacon~ ommunrty Service.s

60WORKWANTED TREE SERVICE, clearing and land­scaping. Call Doug at 6534838. DAY CARE for 2 1/2 yr. old. Mom works Bam to 4pm and is on call from 4pm to Bam. Care needed for lull 2 weeks/mo. only. Mother & daughter need accommodation. Call Kim after 6pm, 250-888-5012. WOODLOT WORKER available for chainsaw, brushing, planting. Lots of experience. I have large trees ready for planting. 653-9783. CARPENTER FOR hire. Renova­tions, new construction, large or small. Senior's discount, competitive rates. Phone John Caron 537-9397. NEAT & CLEAN. Custom cleaning service. Residential & Commercial. Free estimates, excellent referenc­es, reasonable rates. Call 537-0887 or cell537-6807. DRYWALLJINTERIOR finishing. Hourly or contract. 537-5537. EXPERIENCED HOUSECLEANER. Reliable & efficient. Call537-5537.

up, Hauling your the dump ,

• Chainsaw Work/Firewood • Alder & Brush Clearing • Gardening & Maintenance

(mowing and trimming) • Fencing • Welding • Carpentry • Painting & General Labour.



family and friends of alcoholics. For further information call 537-2941, 6534288 or 5374909. FAMILIES OF Schizophrenics meet in homes for mutual support. Call 537-2543. CRISIS LINE for SaH Spring- toll-free 1-877-435-7544. DRESSINGS FREE to cancer pa­tients by the Order of the Eastern Star. Contact Ida McManus, 537-5423. IS YOUR life affected by sorneone's drinking? Call AI-Anon at 383-4020.

Your Community Foundation

Even $10 will help! You can help your island ·community by contributing to the SSI Foundation's community endowment fund. Every tax deductible donation received-large or small-is placed in this fund, and each year the interest earned is distributed to a wide range of island charitable organizations. About $80,000 in grants is distributed each year to over 25 organizations. Send your donation to the SSI Foundation at Box 244, Ganges PO, SSI, B.C. VBK 2V9. If you would like additional information, contact Bob Rush at 537-2501 or email ssifoundation@ saltspring. com.


Alcoholics Anon}'!110us

Services Meetings Salt Spring 537-7573





Women's only - Thursday · nights 5:30 p.m. - 537-7573







250 537 6995



We want your input ... should we continue to provide the

Sudeku Puzzle

in The Driftwood? Let us know. 537-9933 [emailprotected]

173 TRAVEL ALL INCLUSIVE HOLIDAYS ... Cheapest airfares and package prices in Canada. Discounted cruises, hotels, cars. Book online now and save. www.canadatrav­ or call toll-free 1-800-563-5722.

302 APPLIANCES MAYTAG WASHER and dryer $195 for the pair. GE fridge $95. Older models, in good condiition. 537-4965. UPRIGHT FREEZER Kenmore, ilew condition. Four shelves, five door shelves. $400. Phone 538-1922 after 7pm.

310 BUILDING SUPPLIES INTERIOR DOORS and hard­ware, fluorescent light fixtures & tiffany style, ceiling fan/light, mirrors, bathroom vanity/top/sink/ faucet towel & toilet tissue bars, medicine cabinets, chest & up­right freezer, 14" TV, pine storage shelving, wheeled cart, starchoice receivers, area rug, Qn size brass head/footboard. 538-1601.


• Flooring • Heating • Eaves • Plumbing • Roofing

For all your building requirements, large or small!


804 Fulford-Ganges Rd. 537-4978



FARM Since 1882

Currently available: • FREE RANGE


537-5380 or 537-2152

322 COMPUTERS CALL BOB Mcivor for hardware, software and networking support. We do housecalls. 537-2827 or (cell) 701-8022. Please go and back-up your important data now! COMPUTER PROBLEMS? Set­ups, Installing Software, Tutoring, Internet. Troubleshooting. Yes, we make house' calls days/evenings/ wkends. $30/hr. Over 20 years exp. Phone Robert. 537-2888. Ar­vana Consulting.

335 FURNITURE LEATHER SOFA, off white, 72", 3 cushion. Perfect conaition. $500. 653-4125. STUDENT DESK $50. Couch and loveseat, green ,leather $250. Wicker stand and glass top $150. 537-6067 TWO COMPUTER desks $50 ea. 2 Envision computer monitors $50 ea. Filing cabinet $25.537-2879. SINGLE BED, headxlard, frame, Beautyrest box spring & mattress, all in good shape, $75. Tel. 537-2070.

340 GARAGE SALES LIONS GARAGE Sale: Fridays & Saturdays only 1 0 am - 12 pm. Many household items. Note: We no longer offer pickups. We do not ac­cept appliances. DJ'OI}Qffs accepted only on Fri. & Sat. morning. Please, no garbage!! 103 Bonnet Ave. 122 DOVER PLACE, Saturday, January 28. Door opens at 9am, not before! Items from several households. Furniture, CDs, more!

350 MISC. FOR SALE TEACHING FREELANCE writ­ing. Free a-mailed newsletter: 537-4713, The North American School of Outdoor WrHing. REFLECTIVE DRIVEWAY signs, big 4 inch letters, better than the rest. Multi-roloured vinyl graphics at competitive prices. Call 537-1833. EXPERT CLOCK repair and restora­tion -antiques my specialty. Free esti­mates, reasonable rates. Free house calls for shuHns and heavy · docks. Mark's Clockworks, 537-5061. EXPERT WATCH repairs by certi­fied watchmaker. Located between Crofton and Duncan. Serving the Cowichan Valley over 25 years. Call L.D. Frank - Jeweller and Watch­maker, 250-74&6058 (Duncan). ANTIQUE CLEARANCE Sale. SSI Antiques is reducing stock to relocate. At least half of stock must be sold. Great deals on fine furniture. Saturday, 1 Oam - 3pm or by appointment. Merchants Mews, Unit 21 - 315 Upper Ganges Rd. 537-7861. STORAGE TANKS: water, septic, sewage-holding (polyethylene). Ecological Systems: sewage­treatment plants, effluent filters. Visa, Mastercard, American Ex­press accepted. GIS Sales & Rentals, call653-4013. PLAN NOW for summer water shortages. Roof-top collection, above ground and in-ground stor­age tanks, bulk water. Isles West Water. 653-4513. ET CETERA: smaller in size, same excellent service! 537-5115. See our ads in the new Lions Directory. 8 HP WOODCHIPPER, used 10 hours. New $950, now only $650. Phone Brad 537-2262. BOB AKERMAN's book "Grow­ing Up With Salt Spring Island" now available by calling Cathy 653-9364 or at Patterson's Store & RE/MAX. NINTENDO ADVANCE wltony­hawk 2 $100 obo. Floor standing speakers 1 OOw ea. $75. Pioneer amp, 300w, $75. Pioneer sub­woofers, 2 in a box $200. Call Will 537-1469. 20" COLOUR TV $50. Electric bass guitar w/case, $175. Phone 537-9328. HOTTUB for sale. Very nice condi­tion, cedar skirt, new cover. Digital top side, 7 person, $2200. Rebuilt pump. 537-5147. HOT TUB, 6 person, cedar skirt, good condition, rebui~ pump, heater, $1600 obo. Good cover. 537-8547. TREE PRUNING season has arrived again. Help reduce tent caterpillars and disease. Get your trees cared for. Call for appoint­ments. 537-0866.

350 MISC FOR SALE X VOLT CCM youth bike w/shocks $40.1000wgenerator$150.Com­plete Pentium 3 computer, 20 GB H.D., 128MB Ram, with monitor etc. 3 djembe drum shells, hand carved, $20 ea. Rare, antique wood mirror $125. 538-0094. CLAWFOOT BATHTUBS, $50 - $300. Salvaged wood windows, doors and french doors. Porcelain wall sinks $20. 537-4450. 6' X 12', 3-SIDED boot room for trailer, aluminum roof, door, win­dow, modular, cost $1500, pick up for $200.537-1408. MAPLE BUTCHER block $400. Microwave oven $35. 4 oak bar­stools $100. 3 oak stools $60. Oak desk chair $45. All or best offer. Call 537-8936. ANTIQUE TABLE Clearance at Salt Spring Island Antiques & Architectural Salvage, Unit 21, 315 Upper Ganges Rd. (Merchant Mews), Sat. Jan. 28, 1 Oam - 3pm, or by appointment. 3 BURNER PROPANE stove w/oven. Great for RV, boat, cabin $250 obo. Alto Saxophone with case $150. "Chesterman's Beach" original watercolor by local artist Nicola Weston (mounted on foam­board) $250. 4' Nylon kite $65. 537-4595. WOOD TURNING Lathe and ac­cessories, small scroll saw, older Sears bench saw, portable over­head 3M projector with spare lamp replacement holder, Singer treadle sewing machine, 5 foot pull down projection screen. 537-9554. ATIENTION ARTISTS and bar­gain hunters: All picture frames left from our fall sale will be sold for an additional1 0% off until Feb. 10. Don't miss this last opportunity to stock up on fabulous standard and odd sized frames at incred­ible prices. Ask about specials for custom orders, too. A Thou­sand Words Picture Framing, 785 Fulford-Ganges Road, Monday -Friday, 10-4.537-5131. WOOD STOVE for sale. Older­style model, beige, excellent con­dHion, $400 (neg.) 538-1305. ESTATE LIQUIDATION! Antique 5 drawer dresser with tilting mir­ror $199.95; Burl Walnut teacart with serving tray $399.95; Teak 48" dining set with 2 leaves and 4 chairs $649.95; wicker 3 piece living room set $200; Solid Oak & veneer 5 piece bedroom $1289; Double or queen mattress sets $99.95. Check our new websHe for more deals: Buy & Save 9818 Fourth St. Sidney. 400 SQ. FT. Fir flooring. $1 000. 653-9468. VINTAGE MAGNAVOX console stereo, am/fm, 2 speed turntable, from late 60's. Pecan finish; could add up to 3 speakers & head­phone jack. 53-1 /2"w x 28"h x 19-1 /2" d., approx. 195 lbs. $150 obo. Baby stuff; take your peek before I consign it. Baby clothes, Q-12m. Winnie the Pooh decora­tions, bumper crib set, formula, etc. Price varied. 537-6621. REACH BEYOND your commu­nity! Place a 25-word classified in 105 BC & Yukon newspapers for only $395. Call this newspaper for details, or phone 1-866-669-9222. BRAND NEW PC! Everyone's ap­proved!' Get a fully loaded MDG computer with an Intel P4 3Ghz from 99 cents/day. Includes ev­erything you need: 512MB RAM, 1 T' LCD flat panel, Windows XP & much more. Plus free 256MB MP3 Player & free' photo printer for first 500 callers ('call for conditions) 1-800-236-2504. SAWMILLS from only $3,495.00-Convert your logs to valuable lum­ber with your own Norwood por­table band sawmill. Log skidders also · available. www.norwoodin­ - free information: 1-800-566-6899 ext:4000T. PHONE DISCONNECTED? Con­nect for just $59.95 and your first 30 days are free. Transfer from your current reseller for free! Call Tale-Reconnect 1-866-392-5066, NEED A COMPUTER? Don't have cash? 100% financed! Poor credit accepted! Fast delivery! Money back guarantee! Free digital Cam­corder! (100 available). Call now toll-free 1-866-841-7669. www. AT LAST! An iron filter that works. lronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, sulfur, smell, man­ganese from well water. Since 1957. Phone 1-800-BIG IRON; BC PHONE RECONNECTION - Free voicemail. No refusals, no credH check. Tembo Telecom toll­free 1-877-468-3626. Sign-up on­line and save $20;





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#4 Fulford Marina 81dg ph. 653-4812 fax 653-4813

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• Eco Friendly Products • Residential & Commercial

• Wall to Wall, Spot & Area Rug Cleaning

• Upholstery Cleaning • Cars/Trucks/Rv's/Boats • Flea & Odor Control


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350 MISC FOR SALE STEEL BUILDINGS: Factory direct -blowout sale! While supplies last. 20x24, $3,264; 30x30, $4,546; 40x60, $8,046; 50x120, $18,016. Call now! Toll-free 1 (877)728-4807. BUILDINGS DIRECT - 26 years. 20x26 now $3600. 25x30 $4900. 30x40 $7900. 40x60 $12,990. Ex­tensive range of sizes and models. Ends/accessories optional. Pioneer 1-800-668-5422.


RENOVATIONS • Alterations • Additions •Wee Jobs • Painting • Laminate Flooring • Sun Rooms • Sun Decks

• Power Washing

Almost Everything in Construction.

-- Call lyunicorn tt\ s37 -2732

~ ~ "Quality Homes of Distinction"

v~ ea.ut.·v"- (1980) .l!tJ.

Building Island Homes for three generations. Kent John 537-5463 537-9857

Fax 537-5407


LET'S GET STARTED! Bring your sketches & ideas and together we'll design (or upgrade) your dream home.

Through the use of computer-aided drafting, we'll quickly

produce the working drawings you'll take to your contractor.


537-1037 and ask for Jim



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•Cedar fence rails

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"When convenience and security matter"




351 MISC. WANIED FIBERGLASS OR aluminum din­g!!t: Reasonable. 537-2887. WEIGHT BARS, free weights, ankle weights. 653-2049. TREADMILL OR exercise machine. 537-5209.


'fclmaha Grand Piano, C5 or C6. 250-757-9909. HEINTZMAN UPRIGHT Piano. Beautiful instrument in excellent condition. $2,500. Call evenings 537-8797.

370 PEIS/UVESIDCK CLASSICAL DRESSAGE Lessons. Your horse only. $351 hour. Ann Wat­son. 653-4184. TWO MINI horses. Great pets. $700 each. 537-4962. IF YOU COULD talk to the animals! Study Animal Health Technology at NAIT, Fairview, Alberta campus. On­campus residences and full work­ing famn, large and small animals. September, 2006. 1-877-299-1623;

379 FREf/RElYCIABLES THIS COLUMN is designed for free . recyclable ttems only (no animals). There is no charge to place ftems in this column. Ads can be submft­ted in person at the Driftwood office (328 Lower Ganges Road) by nor­mal deadline (Monday 4 pm.) or by phone 537-9933, fax 537-2613 or email driftwood@

SALT SPRING Island Recycle De­pot is located at 349 Rainbow Rd. We are open Tuesday through Sat­urday, 10 am to 5 pm. This service is operated by Sail Spring Island Community Services. Please call The Recycle Depot at 537-1200, or Community Services at 537-9971 for information on materials ac­cepted for recycling. SHARP, ELECTRONIC cash reg­ister. In good working order, wtth manual and tapes. Call537-9334. ELECTRIC STOVE, working condi­tion. Phone 537-9328. '100 haul ?~?f. BOXSPRING & MATTRESS, dou­ble. Call 537-7881. KENMORE STOVE, burners work, oven needs repair. Ginny 537-2989. FURNITURE, lV's, clothes, books, etc. 130 Castillon Way. Saturday, Janua~ 10-4. 14"CARTIRES.537-9547. TWIN BED wtth shelves and draw­ers, painted tangerine. Good condi­tion. 537-5250.

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Your old prescription lenses can be a

gift of sight. Boxes located at:

• Pharmasave • Bank of Montreal • Bank of Commerce • Gulf Islands Optical



SALT SPRING Music is on the In­ternet at Hear song samples before you buy. Pay by cheque or credft card. More than 40 CDs available.

410 REAL ESTAl£ FOR SALE BY OWNER: Almost 2 acres, fenced and cross fenced. 3 bdmn home plus outbuilding $420,000. Phone 537-4820.

490 WEBSIJES REAL ESTATE listings lor the Gulf Islands are viewable anywhere in the world with Internet access.

500 API/SUIJES FOR RENT LONG TERM -new basem*nt sutte for rent. 2 Bedroom, wtth laundry fa­cilities. Close to town, NS, avail now. $900/month + utilities 537-1748. (Could be shared). GANGES HARBOUR view, 1200 SQ. FT. 2 bedroom sutte, 4 appliances, close to town, $850.81%42-5526. NEW SUITE. One bedroom, kftchen, IMng room, soundproofed, private entrance, 600 sq. ft. Ocean view, five minute drive to Ganges, walk to beach. $650, utilities included. No smokin~pets. Available during Feb­nua!Y: 537-2949. BACHELOR SUITE, close to town, $550, hydro, cable included. Avail­able immediatelY, 537-8747.

510 COMMERCIAL SPACE OFFICE SPACE available. One 4 room suite and one 2 room sufte suftable for professional, studio or retaiVworkshop use. Home Design Centre, 320 Upper Ganges Road. lnguiries 537-5340. SUBLET, THERAPIST seeking of­fice space to sublet, 1 or 2 days a week, including Saturday. Prefer of­fice wfth waiting room. Please call Sandra 538-1638.


Available 25()..537-6468

520 HOUSES FOR RENT PENDER ISLAND - Beautiful ocean & valley view home. Cute & cozy. 1 yr. old. Hardwood floors, huge loft, 2000 ft. wraparound deck, many windows & skylights, 1/2 acre lot in Magic Lake, long term tenant pre!. with refs. $850/ mo. 604-277-6694. SUNNY 3 BDRM house with separate work/studio space for responsible family. Oak floors, French doors. Lake and Valley view: Wood/electric heat, WD, NS, NP $1200.537-2294. 3 BEDROOM duplex 1200 sq.ft. for rent c/w wood stove, washer/ dryer etc. Available immediately $800.00 plus hydro. Refs. re­guired. 538-1838. 1 BDRM CABIN. Private, like new, WD. Beaver Point area $700 plus util. Available Feb. 1. 653-4557. CHARACTER HOUSE, 1 bed­room, shared property, close to beach. $750 including utili­ties. Available February 1. Ref­erences, no dogs. 538-5516 leave message. SMALL BRIGHT cottage with sleeping loft, wood floors, win­dow seat, full bathroom, walking distance to town. Ideal for a quiet, mature tenant. NS, cat OK. Ref­erences. $750/month, includes hydro. Avail. Feb. 1. 537-4155. CABIN IN the woods, close to town, inside unfinished, loft, vaulted ceilings, WID, 3 months from Feb. 1, $500/mo. 537-9858. KANGRO ROAD townhouse, 2 bedrooms, one level, newly renovated, very close to Ganges, $800/mo. 537-6860. CEDARVIEW TRAILER Park: 1 bdrm. trailer with deck, $450/mo. 2 bdrm trailer with 2 decks, newly renovated, $500/mo. 2 bdrm trail­er with deck, on ravine, $575/mo. Large 2 bdrm trailer, $650/mo. Call537-6860. ST. MARY Lake, one bedroom, long term. Suits 1-2 quiet mature tenants. NS, cat OK, no dogs. References. $750/month plus utilities. Available now. 537-5681 RECENTLY RENOVATED 1 bed­room unit, long term, $525 plus util. Avail Feb 1. 537-2294. COZV 1 BDRM cabin with deck in group setting. Will rent to quiet person, NS, cat OK $500 plus util. 537-1968. OCEANVIEW, WALKERHOOK. 1,800 sq. ft. main part of the house. 1 acre beautiful garden, 5 appl. 1 bdrm plus loft. Family room with big screen TV, laundry, storage, NS, NP $1500 incl. util. Phone 1-403-240-0914. OCEANVIEW 213 bedroom home, close to town, F/SNoJ/D, long term lease avail. Avail­able immediately. $1200 per month. Call537-9796. 1 BDRM HOUSE on 5 acres, south end. All appli., oil furnace, cozy & private fenced property with garden space. $850/mo. NS. Call after 6P.m 514-9695. COTTAGE, SMALL and cosy in southend. Very private, own yard. Long term for tidy, quiet mature single only. References. $650/mos. includes hydro. Leave msg. 653-4101. 2 BDRM MOBILE home on level fenced 1.5 acre. -Great garden potential, WID, F/S, covered front deck, close to town, avail Feb. Long term. Ref's req'd. $900/mo. 537-2768. FURNISHED, FEB. 15 to May 31. 4 bdrm, 3 bath, 6 appl., wood stove. Ocean view, steps to Bed­dis Beach. NS, NP $1400/mo. 537-9101. BRIGHT, CLEAN 4 BDRM home available Feb. 15 for responsible family. Vesuvius area. School bus at driveway. Hot tub, FP, W/D NS NP $1400 + util. 537-7543.


ROYAL hl_ .Proper(y .A1anagmmt Ltd.

69053 Mid Island' 2 bdrm Home 1.5 bthrrn appl shared dwelling NS NP $1150.00

72934 South End 3 bdrm furnished school year lease harbour view 5 appl NS NP $2175.00 + util

68910 Mid Island 2.5 bdrm 2.5 bath exec twn hse 5 appl NS NP school year lease harbour view $2100.00 + util

76964U Mid Island upp. level has 2 bdrms, fireplace, balcony, shared laundry sm. pets OK, NS $1000.00 + uti I

76960L Mid Island lwr level 1 bed suite w/fireplace, sliding doors patio, shared laundry sm pets OK. NS $750.00 + util

77429 Mid Island updated 60 x 1 0 mobile home 2 bdrm 2 appl long term lease q_ns1te workshop not included NS NS $900.00 + uti!

77432 Mid Island 2 bdrm twn hse ocean view Bayside !urn. avail. 1 Jan 06 5 appl. NS NP $2500.00 + util

78772 Mid Island modern design home single level occupied inlaw suite 2 bdrm + office 5 appl. NS NP $1700.00 + util

68183 Mid Island 2 bdrm twnhse !urn 5 appl. Summerside

pool/exercise facil . NS NP $2250.00 + util

68182 Mid Island 2 bdrm twnhse turn 5 appl. Summerside pool/exercise facil. NS NP $2500.00 + util

72935 Mid Island 2 bdrm twnhse unfurn 5 appl. Summerside pool/exercise facil. NSNP $1675.00 + util

78953 Mid Island 2 bdrm exec Home w/inlaw suite ocean view 5 appl fenced yard unfurn NS NP avail. Jan. 1 $1900.00 + util

68182 Mid Island 2 bdrrn twnhse turn 5 appl Summerside pool/exercise facil NS NP $2200.00 + util

79462 Mid Island 1 bdrm + sun room modern home unfurn 5 appl view Sansum Narrows NS NP $1900.00 + util

79465 Mid Island 2 bdrm twnhse unfurn 5 appl Summerside' pool/exercise facil NS NP $1675.00 + uti!

79464 Mid Island 60 x 12 mobile home 2 bdrm 5 appl unfurn NS NP $885.00 + util

69391 Mid Island manufactured home 60 x 20 unfurn 4 appl woodstove NSNP $885.00 + util

See these Homes at


530 SHARED ACCOMMODATION SECOND FLOOR of house, living room, bedroom, private patio. Ex­quistte oceanview, Mt. Baker view, 10 min. walk to Beddis Beach. $550 + utilfties. 'fclnick 537-1295.

540 WANTED/RENTALS MATURE WOMAN seeks house/ cabin, waterfront or view. Feb­ruary to April. Please email to [emailprotected] ROOM WANTED for single male, smoking or non-smoking, approx. $320 - 330. Working on SSI. Call cell: 250-537-7086.

615 HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION SALT SPRING ocean front pri- -vacy. 3 bdrm, 2 baths house, 6 appl., dock, decks, fully equipped. Available Aug. $1500/week, www. Call 416-483-8175

690 WEBSITES ACCOMMODATION INFORMA­TION for the Gulf Islands is a mouse-click away. www.gulfis­


AIR MILES are here! ~

~YLESS We Value the Island'"


Unleaded Fuels • Diesel Tires • Batteries • Accesories

537-4554 or 537-9300 Monday-Saturday 8 am-7 pm

Sunday 9 am-6 pm Comer of Rainbow Rd. and Jackson Ave.

822 CAMPERS & TRAILERS HOLLIDAIRE CAMPER 16 ft., sleeps five, kitchen, bath with tub. $1500 obo. 537-9976.

825 CARS, SALES 1985 BLUE TOYOTA Tercel. 176,000 km: good condition, $1200. Leave message/number at 538-9006. 1985 PONTIAC ACADIAN, 2 door hatchback, 149,000 km., good running condition, $650 obo. 537-1677. 1987 BMW 535, 4 dr., auto, PS, PB, ABS, 230K miles, good con­dition, $3500. 537-9277.

82 5 CARS, SALES 1988 BMW 535 is, red, 4 door, 5 speed, 116,000 miles, $5500. 537-6425. 1989 TOYOTA VAN. 4wd, blue, 5 speed STD. Original owner. Runs good, 290,000km, new tires, chains, trailer hitch, Thule roof racks $5000. 653-9543. 1990 EAGLE TALON TSI. AWD, BLK, 5 spd. 70,000 kms. Stereo system. Aftermarket turbo/ex­haust. Lots of extras. 537-3132 for more info 1991 OLDSMOBILE 98 REGEN­CY.185,000km, fully loaded, PW, PB, PLPS, leather seats, digital dash. Good condition. Approx. 18 miles per gallon. A joy to drive. $4800. Mike 537-5553. 1991 TOYOTA PREVIA. Perfect running condition, clean, seats 7, new battery plus road assist, trailer hitch, set snows. $3995. 537-9230. 1994 MAZDA 323 Mechanics special. Needs head gasket, mi­nor body work. Offers? 537-7543. 1997 VOLVO 850, silver, wagon, w/3rd seat, auto., elec. windows, locks, htd. seats, new tires & tim­ing belt, 136,000 kms., $15,000. Ph. 653-4675 eves., 537-2405 days. 2002 NISSAN SENTRA, "End of Lease", like new, 4 dr., au­tomatic, air, am/fm/cd, PS, PB, · very economical, asking $9500. 537-1458. SECOND CHANCE FINANCE. We say yes to poor credit and bankrupts. Select from over 450 cars, trucks, 4x4s, vans. Call Mar!Y. 604-552-4554. CREDITQUEENS.COM. Auto­motive financing. New & used Dodge, Ford, GM, import ve­hicles. Industry's lowest rates, same day approval. Call Norm now at 1-866-832-0156 or go to NEED A CAR or truck? Good credit, bad credit. Want a Visa? #1 success rate. Delivery in BC. or 888-501-1148.

835 MOTORCYCLE/SCOOTER, SALES TOMOS MOPEDS for sale, must sell. Year 2000, 50 cc., 2 speed auto., low kms., $750 obo. Hel­met included. Contact Seabreeze lnne 537-4145 or droQ_Qy,

845 RECREAflONALVEHICLES/ SALES OVER 200 NEW & used mo­torhomes, diesel pushers, 5th wheels, trailers, vans, campers. Total RV Centre. Special RV fi­nancing. Since 1984. Voyager RV - Hwy 97, Winfield, BC. 1-800-668-1447.

855 TRUCKS/ 4X4S 1988 JEEP CHEROKEE lim­ited. 4 wheel drive, 4.0 L, power group, sunroof, leather interior. Good rubber. $3000 obo. 537-5597 evenings. 1989 JEEP CHEROKEE. 4 door, 260,00 km, silver, auto, 4X4, 4L, 6 cyl., amllm cassette, power steering, tinted windows. New battery, cruise. $3200.538-1771 . 1991 FORD BRONCO, full size, Silver Anniversary edition. Re­built rear end. Good transmis­sion, 4X4, good motor, some extras, $5500. 537-1883. 1991 FORD BRONCO. Full size, silver anniversary edition. Rebuilt rear end, good transmission, 4 x 4, good motor. Some extras $5500. 537-1883. FORD PICKUP, F150, 1989, 75K on new motor. Standard, extend­ed cab, very good shape. $2250 obo. 653-4265.

856 BUSES, VANS 1986, 7 PASSENGER Plymouth Voyager van. Reasonable condi­tion, good tires $800. 537-2053. 1991 TOYOTA PREVIA LE, 7 seatbelts, 4 cyl. engine, good on gas, runs great, well maintained, excellent family and/or cargo van, 217K, asking $3950. 653-2412. 1994 MAZDA MPV 4X4, dual heaters, dual air. 7 passenger, very good condition, well main­tained, $3500 obo. 537-7534. VAN 1993 MERCURY Villager. $2200. Mechanic maintained. Good condition. Gail 537-9149, cellular 538-8597.

900TOO IA1£TO ClASSIFY GOTTA SELL your car, tnuck, boat, Rv, trailer or motorcycle? Advertise~ in the Driftwood for 8 weeks at only $32.95. (private party ads, 20 words, 1 vehicle per special, must be pre­paid.) Call537-9933 for details. WANTED TO buy: firewood logs. Konig & Son Firewood. Phone 537-9531 . FREE DINNER at the Treehouse South on the day of your birthday when you eat wfth 2 other adults. GULF ISLANDS Optical. 50% refund on the cost of your eye test when you purchase a full set of frames and lenses. Lancer Bldg. 537-2648. SALTSPRING INTERNET. Your locally owned & operated service provider on-island. Use our accel­erated service to speed up your present dial-up connection by up to 5 times! ADSL, Web Hosting. Call Barb at 538-0052 or visit WEDNESDAY NIGHT is pasta night at the Treehouse South. Buy 1 pasta get 2nd pasta for $3. Mix and match 7 pastas and 12 delicious sauces. CREATIVE CRAB. Create the space you've been dreaming of. Let me help you, clean up that clutter, rearrange your furntture. Organize, simplify and beautify your space, room or home. Call Julie Howard 537-9433. BOOKS WANTED: Antiquarian books, specialized collections, art books. Home visfts by appointment. Best prices for top books. Sabines Booksh.Q!J_ 538.{)()25. SHAKES N SHINGLES. #1 's, #2's, & #3's. 18' & 24'. Tapersawn, Resawns, Barns & Perfections for Roofs &Sidewalls . $85 to $225 a square, tax included. GSA AP­PROVED & Warranteed. Phone 653-4458. 15 FOOT YURT for sale. Brand new and is a sacrifice. 177 square feet Astro Foil floor and walls. Serious inquiries only (604)255-5230. JANUARY SALE at Sail Spring Woodworks. Up to 50% discount on furntture, furnishings, decorative and kftchen arts. January 12 - 31. 125 Churchill Road. Open 10 - 5 Thursday to Mondey 537-9606. 'rOU'LL FEEL great after 20 min­utes of chair massage. At the Tea Cozy, next to Sail Spring Bagel Shop. Gilt certificates available.

-NOW ACCEPTING new bookkeep­ing clients. "Simply Acoounting', ex­cellent references. David 538-{)149. Accurate, reachable, professional. OPENING SOON!...Sait Spring Inn Restaurant & lounge. Across from the Visitor's Center. Watch the prog­ress at www. TREEHOUSE BRUNCH worth the drive to Fu~rd. Bennies breakfast burritos, omelets and much more served every Sat. and Sun. from 8amto3P.m. MIDWINTER "BLAHS"? Need a lift? Book now for an energizing Rebal­ancing treatmentl Full Body ses­sions or focus on neck, hands, feet. For more infomnation, call Don Vail­lancourt at 653-2051 or 537-5786.

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Notice: starting this week all new ads in the Too Late to Classify column have the option of a headline iden­tifying them as a New Ad.lts a great way for readers to take notice of ads appearing for the very first time. For info call: 537-9933.

New Ad! JIN SHIN DO WORKSHOP. Intro­ductory class, Feb. 11 , 1 - 5pm, Senior instructor Bonnie Rush. $60 ($55 for advanced booking) incl. manual. Senior Centre, across from GVM. Info Clare, only 1 place left. 653-9898.

New Ad! IS THERE someone who would like to pick up the vegetable compost at Heritage Place promptly 213 times a week for their garden or animals? Volume will grow over time. Donna R~er537-1201. WANTED: WOODSTOVE for cabin. Non-GSA oka¥ 384-3499 Victoria. CLIENTS REQUIRE pleasant clean unfurnished 3 bedroom or 2 bedroom/den home, preferably wtth garage or basem*nt, for period from March 20 (approx) to mid Oct. and then monthly, ~ necessary, while their waterfront home is being reno­vated. Call Donna Regen, Island Quest R~ 537-1201 . ATTENTION ARTISTS and bargain hunters: All picture frames left from our fall sale will be sold for an aO­ditional 1 0% off until Feb. 10. Don't miss this last opportunity to stock up on fabulous standard and odd sized frames at incredible prices. Ask albout specials for custom or­ders, too. A Thousand Words Picture Framing, 785 Fulford-Ganges Road, Monday -Friday, 1 0 -4. 537-5131. CARDIO CLASSES Experience the ultimate in group exercise. Its a ball! Cardio ball classes are happening at All Saints Anglican Church - Base­ment. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 5:30 -6:30pm. Your own exercise ball and sticky mat are required. For more info, contact Minzie at 537-4004. IF YOU need to take my reversing Diabetes, Syndrome X, and pre­Diabetes class being held from 1 - 3 at the Mormon Church startin~ · Feb.16 but need an evening session, please call me at 537-8406. Sandra Lee,DNM.

New Ad! 1984 TOYOTA VAN for sale. 7 pas­senger $21 00 obo. 653-4832.

New Ad! CARPENTERS HELPER and la­bourer needed. Phone Mon. to Fri. Bam to~ 538-1681.

New Ad! SHELVING UNITS: Black wire, 3 shelves, 37" x 14" x 54" $45. Ugh! duty metal untt 7CJ' x 36" x 17", 5 shelves, $15. 538-0908. '

New Ad! LITTER OF TWO - Malti-poo. Hand­some, playful lxJf and beautiful, gentle girt Available Mid Febnuary. $400 ea. 653-9898.

New Ad! LABOURER WANTED for general yardwork and construction. Reliable and hardworking. $1 0/hr. 653-9898.

New Ad! CANADIAN KENNEL Club reg­istered champion bloodline. Rare black and whfte male Shihtzu pup­pies. Rrst shots, dewomned and health guaranteed. 537-1090.

New Ad! POOL MEMBERSHIPS Adutt Pool memberships available for Sum­merside Pool, $100 per month. Call 537-2172. .

New Ad! CARTOP CARRIER - Thule Ewlu­tion. New cost $1000; sale $600. Interior doors, solid oak, circa 1920, $150 ea. 538-0908.

New Ad! $100 REWARD- missing gray and wh~e fluffy male cat. Went missing around Jan. 8 from 1710 North End Road. Please call537-2476.

New Ad! FEMALE LOOKING for quiet fe­male roommate. 555 Fulford-Gan­ges Road. Beautiful sutte, private, oceanview, close to town. N.P. Leave number at 538-9006. ·

New Ad! cozy COTTAGE (550 sq.ft.) fur­nished, wtth loft, in quiet area near St. Mary Lake. Call537-1530

New Ad! NICE LARGE Hot tub $500, Bar­b-que $20. Wanted: inversion ap­paratus (suspended from peMs). Wanted: Large quilttDuvet. Thanks. 537-1677.

New Ad! FORD VAN 1975, good tires, nuns, as is $500 obo. Woodstove chimney, 7 lengths plus cap, $75 obo. 538-0908.

New Ad! SOLACE 40% off almost all stock, Jan. 26, 27 and 28. Closing for holi­day Jan. 29 thnu. Feb. 13. Ask about our Valentine's Spa Package. 653-4688 Fulford.

New Ad! READINGS AT The Tea Cozy (next to S.S. Bagels). Tea-Leaf or Tarot. Ask your server or call 537-4855


T 1P of the week: The Al~nment of planets on Election Day is certainly interesting. The Sun in Aquarius suggests some revolutionary changes, regardless of the results. As Mr in politics, there stand to be many more promises than can and will be deli\ered. As a Moo; American prc:Nerb goes. 'When all is said and done, more is said than done~ With rorporate pcmer as the real reality behind poliOCal fronts, is it arrf Mll1der that it will be tusiness as usual. HoNENer, there are larger forces at v.00<. Wrth the planets Um­nus and Pluto both 'unaspected' accord­ing to the science of Astrology, ar¥hing could happen CNer the course of the next term in office. Unaspected planets are wild cards, so to speak; un-integrated energies that require integration t1y "''BB of creative and inrmative thinking. Sirx:e Uranus and Pluto are trans-social planets, there is a definite indication that the consequences of the election will carry much larger impli­cations. Increased international affairs are likely. Beyond which party or politicians get elected, the Horoscope for Election Day suggests that Canada as a whole is challenged to awaken to larger rurrent realities that have little interest in the (p)d old days. Our country is on the verge of a major turning point

Aries (Mar21-Apr20) Awakenings and new realizations of one kind or another are gaining 'fOOr attention. '!tJu may be interested in the po.yer of the subconscious mind and other psycho­k1JK:al insights. All of this is contrbJiing to a sharper definition of who 'fOO are and are not Rebellioos feelings and attitudes are also rdling-in. '!tJu are open to disOJssion l:xJt will oot be told. Be 'fOOr ONil best frierd and, regarding Ylhat is best br 'fOO, lolk:NI 'fOOr ONil intuition.

Taurus (Apr 21 - May 20) More prominence, power, recognition, ootoriety and perhaps lame in the I'.QI1d are ~lalle br 'fOO 0011. This is a (p)d time to receive fa\oors and rewards from authorities and other po.yer ~· '!bur CNerall vision is rMuOOnary and unortho-00< and 'fOOl' mind is racing toNards the future. Creating new streams of income is ~ of the pk:t '!tJu are open to acMce regarci1g new approOChes, thoug1 cau­lion is a<Msed here. Lay 'fOOr plans well and prepare to advance.

Gemini (May 21) All f1J9S cast on the 'Mllkl; cistant srores ard'or the bigger pdure are gamg 'fOOr attention this week. Rare gi~ into a re\IJiulionary future are ~. '!tJu want to be informed and updated with Mry new tum. There are many opinions and juclrJnenfs in the air. Some fi1ancial lioN will soothe anxieties. Continue to focus on 'fOOr health and act more than think or speak in this regard. &e!dse patieral with the process.

Cancer (.lin 22- .1.1122) The Sun in Aquarius generally marks a timeofclearingandplamingbr'fOO.II'MlS­tigalion into a variety of ii'MlSiment inter­ests is a central theme this year. This can range from RASP's to real est?te. to health interests or tools, or new associations. More ~ically br this year, 'fOO may feel the inspiralion to explore into some of life's deeper rTry'Sieries. Psychology or science or something intense will appeal to you -deepen 'fOOr apprecialion.

Leo (.1JI23-1\Jg 23) Taking an dljedMllook at the CNeral ~ of 'fOOr relatioosh~ is OON in the~ To be truly as objective as 'fOO can, 'fOO rrust be wiling to look at 'fOOl' ONil self as well as dhers. '!tJu prOOatjy have rm;ons to feel CXll1fic:B1t aboot 'fOOrsell, 'fJ. 'fOOr am mitment to~ dlanges is ooal. Ths can imply prfN9Illalive medK:ine whether 'fOOr blJs is ~ or pllJsical. EJ«lftise palierm on all ~ fronts and with tli:ing 'fOOr health, and pefSMI'e.

Virgo (1\Jg 24-Sep 22) A shift of emphasis upon making intelligent changes in 'fOOr lifestyle is in focus. Ho.v can 'fOO lake care of 'fOOrse~ with more awareness? What is 'fOOr l:1ood type; what is the quality of 'fOOr diet; are 'fOO exercising enough? These and other such ques­tions are oorlh asking. We all go through changes and sometimes the tum is more noticeable - this might be one of them. Intend to concentrate more on creating a healthier rtrythrn.

Ubra (Sep23-0cl22) Creating changes that truly reflect your heart and mind is the balance 'fOO seek 0011. Keeping the too hannonized is a core aspect of a conscious life. Sadly, the loNer mind often assumes control and this is where many prcfuns begin. Right does not necessarily equal happy. Meanwhile, creating a healttry financial lioN requires long-term thinking yet also short-term measures. Do what 'fOO can 0011 and plan br sustai~ changes.

Scorpio (Oct23- Nov 21) So 'fOO have a quirky side that 'fOO like to hoo and protect Chances are this aspect of 'fOO contains 'fOOr unique genius. Explor­ing 'fOOr incMJuaflly win prcNe \\Orlhv.tJile. We all have inner gifts and treasures, l:xJt we have to look br them and bring them into focus. On my website in the Ubrary section 'fOO will see "Client Resources" and there find a "Se~- Awareness and Goal Planning Strategy" exercise. Do it ~ you want clear arsvers from 'fOOr ONil mind. Break free of limiting se~-roncepts and start asking empcmering questions.

Sagittarius (Nov 22- Dec 21) Thoughts. ideas, facts and plans are travel­ing through 'fOOr mind qud<ly OON.There is rruch 'fOO v.oold like to achi!Ml. There are many directiOns requiring 'fOOr OOJs. '!bur ability to be organized is the key. Uke a war­rior on the path }Wr resoM:l is firm. GuOOd t1y a deep faith in 'tOO~ and life 'fOO carry on. The ou1coo1e is uncertain and 'fOO are cr.vare that anything can happen. Do oot let 'fOOr emotions !lind 'fOOr vision and attend to the marrf details.

CapOCom (Dec 22 -Jan 19) Gathering all 'fOOr skills, ~and frierds who might assist 'fOO toNards a new M of <XJilSirlm1 is OON in 00Js. In certain respects, ·changes and renovations are required. Transbrmations are undefway! '!tJu are more in the mood to be heard than to isten, to receive than to gi\e. I1Jtential fears of being alone' are motivating 'fOOr decisions. This could cause many protr lems br others OON and 'fOO later. Recog­nize m- motivations and beat the <rl:ls.

Aquarius (Jan 20- Feb 19) '!tJu are ready to take some new strides and initiatirves. '!tJu are eager to expand and brtify 'fOOr overall position il the 'Mllkl. DesPte many demands on 'fOOr attention, 'fOO are determi1ed to be polinted in 'fOOr OOJs. Clearing the old to make "''BB br the new could include beliefs, attitudes and expressions as much as old stuff. PciNer­fullhoughts about hON things 'should be' include relationships, laws and fairness. Advance 'fOOr vision with full vigourl

Pisces (Feb 20- Mar 20) Tending to things behind the scenes lakes on added proportion 0011. This can prcNe to be a prodl.dMl time or'fOO could get lost in a sea of dreams. '!tJu oo have a choice. ~ Mr there was a (p)d time to tum 'fOOr attenlion to regular meditalion for the sake of maintaining a clear focus it is 0011. Who kOONs, 'fOO might fN9n encounter angels in the inner dimensions - they are there ~ only one can see! '!tJu can, at least com­municate with your higher mind. VISUalize!


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ANNOUNCEMENT The Great. Canadian Dollar Store, Salt Spring

location, will be closing its doors for good, mid to late February 2006_

,All inventory will be sold off and no new inventory will be arriving. Special thanks to all of our staff over the last 6V2 years for a job well done_ Thank you to all of our customers for your patronage and support This was a difficult decision to make but we know it is the right decision to make. We look forward to a long rest and hopefully one day we might go on what people call a holiday_ Hope to see you all soon!

Inga and Lyle Brown


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Adult Graduation Pro ram New courses:

Geography 12 - Tues., Jan. 31

Social Studies 11 - Wed., Feb. 1 - both at 6pm, GISS -

Information: Len Sokol, 537-9944 • ext 248


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Dragons lose nail biter against Renegades • Drug free Health After a three-week hia­

tus, the Salt Spring Dragons came up just short against the visiting Renegades in ' Sunday's 2006 home opener.

Cold winds and frigid tem­peratures weren't the only forces conspiring against the Salt Spring team as the game's only goal, scored within five minutes of the opening whistle, sent an early shiver through the team.

Despite a strong defen­sive stand by players such as Robin Little and keeper Lindsey Kovats, the team was unable to get an equal­izer and suffered a 1-0 loss.

"We kept them from scor­ing, but we also missed quite a few finishing chances," said midfielder Sue-Anne Donaldson. "We had a good game, but just couldn't get the ball in the net."

Donaldson added it's just a matter of time before the team gets back to the fine form it exhibited before the Christmas break.

"We are all excited to get back on the field and are just

SLIP SLIDING: Salt Spring Dragons player Stacy Roodenburg goes for a slide on home turf as she gets the ball in a match against the Renegades. The visiting team WOn the game 1-Q. Photo by Derrick Lundy

hoping we can gel as a team before the next game," she said.

The fourth-place Dragons remain 12 points behind top­ranked Vic-A's and remain in the hunt for the Lower Island

Women's Soccer Associa­tion's Division 3 title.

The te;lm is hoping to gain some ground against the woeful Peninsula squad this weekend on Vancouver Island. In their first encounter

last November, the Dragons defeated the cellar-dwelling Peninsula team 6-0.

Donaldson thanked Ship­stones Pub for its continued support and the team's new jerseys.


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Alonso scores 5 for cotne-frotn-behind win • Salt Spring's U12 boys

found themselves down one goal in the first few minutes of a match against Cordova Bay last Saturday.

However, an Adrian Alonso goal tied it up before the half.

In the second half Salt Spring came out determined to make an early impression and the defensive work of Leh Smallwood and Steve Eckberg carried on by Jyah Flam and Luc Comeau saw Alonso score two quick goals to give what seemed a comfortable lead of 3-1.

Cordova Bay stormed back with three quick, well­executed goals to lead 4-3 with 15 minutes to go.

Strong defensive play by Olivia Greig, a new recruit from North Vancouver, led the Salt Spring attack which was rewarded by Alonso tying up the game and then picking the opposite corner to score the winner.

As player of the match, Alonso had an outstanding game, but was ably support­ed by Comeau and Flam, who figured in each of the goals.

• Peninsula Lightning's Ul3 girls jolted the Salt Spring Stingers for a 4-3 loss at Iroquois Park on Sat­urday.

After Lightning zapped with three goals in the first half, the Stingers rebounded with three goals of their own (from Pilar Brooks, Eliza­beth Fennell and Alanna Hillis) thanks to great plays developed by a determined Jody Pringle at centre mid­field.

Chelsea Baldwinson was another islander who stood out for great passing and defensive work. Spectators also cheered for driving attacks by Megan Jarman in the first half and excellent long-ball counterattacks by Hayley Harkema late in the game.

Even though Peninsula was hernrped in for most of the second half, they scored the winner on a breakaway late in the game and the Stingers were left with no time to tie.

• The Salt Spring Island


U17 gold boys soccer team nailed a 1-0 win as players faced the U18 gold Lakehill Gunners.

The local squad squared off against the older and big­ger team in a tremendous game where they played disciplined, moving the ball quickly up the field,

maintaining their offensive­defensive angles and creat-. . mg numerous sconng oppor­tunities.

Early in the second half, Stuart Garside was injured and the remaining 10 players had to dig deep to fend off the repeated attacks on net. All the boys deserved men­tion for their skills, willpow­er and determination, and keeper Brandon Shaw gave a stellar performance.

Salt Spring's persistence paid off mid-way through

Sunday, January 29 from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Nickel Bros. is transporting a schoolhouse from Fernwood Dock south down Fernwood Road, turning right on North End Road to 1710 North End Road.

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DR. SHANE BARCLAY is pleased to announce the opening

of his new General Practice February 6, 2006

LOCATION: #101-323 Lower Ganges Road

(Lancer Building)

Salt Spring Island, BC

New Patients Welcome

For appointments please phone 537-1828

the second half when Isaac Raddysh landed a beauti­ful pass to Rusty Fedberg, who shot on net. Lakehill's keeper stopped the ball, but it rebounded and Fed­berg shot again. Again their keeper saved the day, but Jesson Motherwell moved in and played the ball in a slide kick, which their keeper was unable to stop.








GALIANO ISLAND LOCAL TRUST COMMITTEE Galiano Trustee office: 2540 Sturdies Bay Road Galiano Island South Community Hall

MAYNE ISLAND LOCAL TRUST COMMITTEE Agricultural Hall: 430 Fernhill Road Church House: 360 Georgina Point Road Shopping Centre: Village Bay Road Centre Island Complex: Fernhill Road Miners Bay Trading Post: Fern hill Road

NORTH PENDER ISLAND LOCAL TRUST COMMITTEE Driftwood Centre: CRD office Bulletin Board Anglican Parish Hall: 4703 Canal Road

SOUTH PENDER ISLAND LOCAL TRUST COMMITTEE Driftwood Centre: CRD office Bulletin Board South Pender Island Fire Hall

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