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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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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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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
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Posted Jun 30, 2017 at Harbour Spiel Online
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Brian Lee Since 2011, local governments on the Coast have been kicking around the idea of partnering to develop our economy. Over the ensuing six years there have been countless reports and discussions undertaken by the four partners ― the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at Harbour Spiel Online
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Posted Jun 1, 2017 at Harbour Spiel Online
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Brian Lee If any volunteer effort is an honourable gift, volunteering as a first responder should count for two of them. It’s especially so in a small community where volunteering in a fire department requires an exceptional sacrifice. First, it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2017 at Harbour Spiel Online
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Posted Apr 30, 2017 at Harbour Spiel Online
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Brian Lee As you gossipy scamps already know, there’s been a wave of divorces run through our community lately. It’s nothing new — every few years a raft of marital Scrabble players trade in their letters hoping to find a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Harbour Spiel Online
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Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Harbour Spiel Online
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Brian Lee For awhile now, when I travel, I prefer to stay in vacation rental homes. Websites like VRBO, and now Airbnb, have exploded in popularity by connecting travellers with short-term rentals. The first time I took the chance, I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at Harbour Spiel Online
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Brian Lee We happily took a week-long hit of nostalgia last month when lakes froze for the first time in decades. I’d forgotten how roaming a lake breathed fresh perspective on a familiar landscape or the bolt of adrenalin delivered... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at Harbour Spiel Online
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