Peyton Suzanne Alexander is the first Gabriola baby of 2015! Parents Stacey and Jeff Alexander and older sisters Charlie-Jayne (left) and Abby (right) welcomed Peyton in to their family this past Thursday, March 19. Peyton weighed in at 9.2lbs and measured 20 1/4 inches. As the first baby born to Gabriola parents this year, Peyton (and family) won the Sounder’s First Baby of the Year contest and were presented with prizes donated by the contest sponsors: ABC Liquor Store; Kool & Child; Gabriola Automotive; Elizabeth’s Lingerie; Island Pharmacy; Village Food Market; London Drugs (Port Place Mall); Gabriola Midwifery; Mid-Island Co-op; BC Ferries; Island Maids; The Childrens’ Treehouse; the Gabriola Sounder and Red Roaster Coffee. Derek Kilbourn photo

Peyton Suzanne Alexander is the first Gabriola baby of 2015! Parents Stacey and Jeff Alexander and older sisters Charlie-Jayne (left) and Abby (right) welcomed Peyton in to their family this past Thursday, March 19. Peyton weighed in at 9.2lbs and measured 20 1/4 inches. As the first baby born to Gabriola parents this year, Peyton (and family) won the Sounder’s First Baby of the Year contest and were presented with prizes donated by the contest sponsors: ABC Liquor Store; Kool & Child; Gabriola Automotive; Elizabeth’s Lingerie; Island Pharmacy; Village Food Market; London Drugs (Port Place Mall); Gabriola Midwifery; Mid-Island Co-op; BC Ferries; Island Maids; The Childrens’ Treehouse; the Gabriola Sounder and Red Roaster Coffee. Derek Kilbourn photo

Cameron Murray of Topographics goes through the proposed plan for Huxley Park with POSAC members last Tuesday night, with Planner Elaine McCulloch and RDN Director Howard Houle looking on. Derek Kilbourn photo

Cameron Murray of Topographics goes through the proposed plan for Huxley Park with POSAC members last Tuesday night, with Planner Elaine McCulloch and RDN Director Howard Houle looking on. Derek Kilbourn photo

Organizational cooperation - The Gabriola Arts Council signed a trail license with the Gabriola Land and Trails Trust (GaLTT) recently for a short trail that will connect from the WI Hall through to North Road. Future plans include outdoor art work to be installed along the trail. GaLTT volunteers were out this past Sunday getting the trail cleared of broom and other underbrush. Submitted photo

Organizational cooperation - The Gabriola Arts Council signed a trail license with the Gabriola Land and Trails Trust (GaLTT) recently for a short trail that will connect from the WI Hall through to North Road. Future plans include outdoor art work to be installed along the trail. GaLTT volunteers were out this past Sunday getting the trail cleared of broom and other underbrush. Submitted photo

  • Will the land provide? Island farmers speak out

    Grow, buy and eat locally. This was the main theme that emerged in discussion among 90 participants at a public forum on the future of food production on Gabriola, organized by the Gabriola Historical and Museum Society at The Haven’s Phoenix Auditorium on March 8.

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  • Fishing Report for March 24, 2015

    It’s that time of year again for my annual tirade against the commercial herring fishery! This year the Flat Top Islands, Gabriola Pass, Whalebone, and even Silva Bay hosted this event, with dozens of gillnetters hugging the shorelines sucking up the roe sticks.

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