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October 31, 2008

Election Flyers…

Filed under: Governance and Legal — Jocko @ 7:34 pm

Here are the pdf flyers for the candidates running for North Pender Island Trustee (in alphabetical order):

(Note: The pen underlining in a couple of the PDF files is my own, sorry, no emphasis by the candidate intended!)

Barbara Grimmer

Victor Jones

Derek Masselink

Gary Steeves

And for CRD Director:

Ken Hancock

Roy Smith

And for Pender School Trustee:

Russ Searle

Pete Williams

Media Watch

Filed under: Governance and Legal — Jocko @ 1:07 pm

Local results of the October 14th Federal Election from Monday Magazine, October 23-29, 2008, p. 6

By Jason Youmans

Saanich-Gulf Islands:

Try as they might, progressive voters in Saanich Gulf Island just couldn’t find the necessary unity to defeat Conservative incumbant MP Gary Lunn.  Lunn drew 27,988 votes while Liberal Party runner-up Briony Penn was not far off the pace with 25,367 votes cast in her favour.

Penn may have stood a better chance were it not for 3,667 Saanich Gulf Island voters who chose to support NDP candidate Julian West, despite the fact West withdrew from the campaign several weeks before the vote, leading observers to wonder whether his were votes of NDP stalwarts refusing to turn their back on the party, or voters who hadn’t picked up a newspaper, listened to local radio or seen a local newscast in the three weeks preceding the election.

Perhaps also factoring into West’s high support level were automated phone messages directed to electors homes urging them to vote for West.  The calls appeared to originate from Saanich-Gulf Islands NDP riding association president Bill Graham‘s fax machine, but Graham says he did nothing of the sort.

Three-time Green Party candidate Andrew Lewis made a strong showing despite the fact his party leader Elizabeth May, in the days before the election, seemed to urge her supporters to back other parties’ candidates in close ridings.  Lewis took 10.4 percent of the vote.

Voter turnout in the riding was the highest on the South (Vancouver) Island, with 71.8 percent of eligible voters going to the polls.

October 26, 2008

Notice Board

Filed under: Nature watch — Jocko @ 2:25 pm

Pender Islands Field Naturalists (PIFN) are sponsoring slide presentations by Gerry Roy and Gerry McKeating entitled:

Those Other Islands – Sanibel, Florida and Galapagos

There will be a short General Meeting as well.

Tuesday, October 28 at 7:30 pm in the Library Meeting Room

Door Prizes!!

October 25, 2008

All Candidates Meeting…

Filed under: Governance and Legal — Jocko @ 1:15 pm

Once again the Pender Post Society will sponsor an

All Candidates Meeting

for the elections being held on November 15th, 2008

Positions sought:

Capital Regional District Southern Gulf Islands’ Director (1),

Islands Trust Trustees for North and South Pender (2 North, 2 South), and

School District #64 School Trustee for the Pender Islands (1).

The meeting will be on Saturday November 1st, 2008 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Pender School Gymnasium.  Call 250-629-2215 or email for more information.


Advance Polls:   November 5th & 12th
Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC
Pender Island Elementary School, Pender Island

Election Day:    November 15th
Anderson Elementary School, 9460 Alberta Road, Richmond BC
Pender Island elementary School, Pender Island

October 24, 2008

Art Show

Filed under: Arts and Entertainment — Jocko @ 12:17 pm

A Special Fall Art Event at the Community Hall

The Pender Islands Art Society (PIAS), presents “Le Petit Salon”  2008 ART SHOW

Saturday November 8th from 9:30 am ’til 3 pm and Sunday Nov. 9th from 11 am ’til 3 pm.

Notice Board

Filed under: Governance and Legal — Jocko @ 11:49 am

Local Trust Committee Meeting

October 30, 2008
Start Time: 9:45 am

Location: Pender Island Community Hall Meeting Room
Address: 4418 Bedwell Harbour Road North Pender Island, BC

October 19, 2008


Filed under: Kids zone — Jocko @ 7:22 pm


A frightful sight on Gowlland Point Rd., South Pender (photo: Jocko)

HALLOWE’EN is happening at the Driftwood Centre!  On Friday October 31st, 2008 at 3:00 pm.  Come join in the pumpkin carving and Hallowe’en costume competitions.  Lots of prizes for the most scariest, most like Hallowe’en, most artistic, and ‘best effort’ costumes.  Woooooooo!

October 18, 2008

Double take (LOL)

Filed under: Ramblings — Jocko @ 7:05 pm

You’ve seen this bumper sticker before, OR HAVE YOU!

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