Sheila Malcolmson, MP for Ladysmith-Nanaimo, with BC Premier John Horgan. Photo courtesy Sheila Malcolmson

Sheila Malcolmson, MP for Ladysmith-Nanaimo, with BC Premier John Horgan. Photo courtesy Sheila Malcolmson

Gabriola artist Elias Wakan has received news that two of his elegant construction pieces have been purchased by the Global Affairs Department of the Canadian Government for placement in embassies or consulates. Eli’s work can be seen at www.eliaswakan.com  Submitted photo

Gabriola artist Elias Wakan has received news that two of his elegant construction pieces have been purchased by the Global Affairs Department of the Canadian Government for placement in embassies or consulates. Eli’s work can be seen at www.eliaswakan.com Submitted photo

Patsy Ludwick cleans out a table saw at the Open House hosted by the Gabriola Tool Library this past weekend. Derek Kilbourn photo

Patsy Ludwick cleans out a table saw at the Open House hosted by the Gabriola Tool Library this past weekend. Derek Kilbourn photo