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Brian Lee I knew West FranPen would be discovered eventually. This past winter and spring I suffered rock hammers and excavators on both sides of the Harbour Spiel office. There’s a home being built on the east side and an... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Harbour Spiel Online
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Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Harbour Spiel Online
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Brian Lee HELP WANTED: Area A seeks to fill a soon-to-be vacant position on the Sunshine Coast Regional District board. Suitable candidates will bring excellent communication skills and work well with others (but not too well) with a strong interest... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at Harbour Spiel Online
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Posted Jun 1, 2018 at Harbour Spiel Online
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Brian Lee Pender Harbour learned last month that a 15-year fight over how docks are to be managed is over. But I haven’t heard cheering. That’s because the meaningful consultation that the Penner report confirmed was lacking, still is. As... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at Harbour Spiel Online
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Posted May 4, 2018 at Harbour Spiel Online
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Brian Lee Note: This is an updated version of an editorial that appeared in the print version of the April issue. It corrects an omission of an SCRD board member (Darren Inkster) who also took part in the landfill closure... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at Harbour Spiel Online
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Posted Mar 29, 2018 at Harbour Spiel Online
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Brian Lee In recent issues, Gladys McNutt’s 1956 column on the history of Egmont (p. 32) pokes an all but lost bit of local history. Japanese pioneers played a significant role in the development of Egmont prior to their forced... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2018 at Harbour Spiel Online
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Posted Mar 1, 2018 at Harbour Spiel Online
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Brian Lee Most will already be aware of the incredible story of the emerging cannabis industry in Canada. Companies a few years old are worth billions thanks to their stock market popularity. As they reinvest this capital to expand cultivation... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at Harbour Spiel Online
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Posted Feb 2, 2018 at Harbour Spiel Online
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Brian Lee Imagine you are a local small business owner. You understand that because you’re self-employed, you are required to donate to every fundraising initiative undertaken in your community. There are many, and you do. But you can’t help noticing... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2017 at Harbour Spiel Online
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Posted Dec 29, 2017 at Harbour Spiel Online
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Brian Lee Like many, I’m fascinated by what life here must have been like before Europeans. But much of the surface evidence was gone by the time I hunted for arrowheads on my grandparents’ beach. So, there’s no clear picture... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at Harbour Spiel Online
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Posted Nov 30, 2017 at Harbour Spiel Online
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Brian Lee Ask anyone who has lived in Pender Harbour longer than a fortnight and they’ll tell you about the frustration of trying to explain to their Lower Mainland friends where they are. "Oh yeah. My uncle has a cabin... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at Harbour Spiel Online
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Posted Nov 2, 2017 at Harbour Spiel Online
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Brian Lee It’s three weeks past Labour Day and I’m still sighing with relief from the departed crowds. I know I’ll be whacking my testicles with a pipe wrench in January to distract myself from the monotony of a Pender... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at Harbour Spiel Online
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Posted Sep 29, 2017 at Harbour Spiel Online
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Brian Lee Until recently, I haven’t had much sympathy for smokers. They didn’t need it anyways because, at one time, just about everybody smoked — my entire family, all the cool kids, even hockey heroes like Guy Lafleur. And they... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at Harbour Spiel Online
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Brian Lee I guess I got a little jealous. There have been some spectacular local displays of automotive acrobatics lately and I was feeling left out. I think we all reach a certain age and wonder, "Could I have smashed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at Harbour Spiel Online
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Posted Aug 2, 2017 at Harbour Spiel Online
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Brian Lee For years I’ve accepted that Pender Harbour and Egmont are not priorities for the destination marketing organization called Sunshine Coast Tourism. It shouldn’t surprise, really, considering it has yet to align with the times to accept that the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at Harbour Spiel Online