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Mission accomplished

Dragons coach Wayne Bennett is joined by captain Ben Hornby, assistant coach Steve Price and CEO Peter Doust yesterday on his way to announcing the news all St George Illawarra fans have been dreading - that he is leaving at the end of the season. Picture: ORLANDO CHIODO

Hornby puts his name into Blues frame

JUST as he did with Darren Lockyer, Wayne Bennett seems to have successfully transformed Ben Hornby from a top-class fullback into a dominant playmaker and the move may have benefited not only the St George Illawarra captain's Origin prospects but those of centre Matt Cooper and winger Brett Morris.

Dragons have Prince in their sights

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA captain Ben Hornby believes shutting down opposite number Scott Prince will be worth a king's ransom to the Dragons when they tackle the Gold Coast at Skilled Park tonight.

Old dog Dell shows young pups a thing or two

WENDELL SAILOR was sick of being called 'The Old Dog' by Brett Morris. And tired of Morris stealing what Sailor has unabashed affection for headlines.

Hornby Can't Handle His New Team-mate

THE only drawback to fatherhood for Ben Hornby is not being able to pick up his newborn.


Canada has many tourist spots where people from around the world can discover new things. Hornby Island, found in British Columbia, is one of the areas where tourists go during vacation. British Columbia's rich history often includes stories relating to Hornby Island. According to historians, Hornby Island was inhabited by Spaniards during the late 1700s. During the 1800s, Hornby Island was acquired by the British. It was them who gave the island its current name. There are many activities to do while in Hornby Island. Thus, tourists who are looking for good clean fun should visit this wonderful place.

Places to see in Hornby Island

To explore the outdoors, tourists are advised to rent bikes from shops found all over Hornby Island. Using these vehicles, the tourists can visit the lush forests and flowing streams of Hornby Island. The area is found in Canada's ecological region. Therefore it is heavily protected by the government. Various flora and fauna can also be found in Hornby Island. Thus, it is a favorite area for people who are interested in ecology. The marine area is full of local fishes such as California sea lions and salmon. Those who want to get near these animals should have their vacation at Hornby Island.

Diving is a common pastime in Hornby Island. Many scuba enthusiasts go to Hornby Island just to get close with the marine animals. People who are not into scuba diving may take kayak rides instead. There are guides in Hornby Island that teach basic kayak techniques to those who have not tried this before. It is also possible to have meditation retreats while in Hornby Island. Those who only want a peaceful and relaxing trip should try out the Hornby Island outdoors. Here they will experience a different kind of calm.

Getting to Hornby Island

It is not very difficult to get to Hornby Island. Tourists can take a ferry ride to Vancouver Island and get small boats going to Hornby Island. There are also plane rides that lead to Vancouver Island. Once in Hornby Island, tourists may hire guides to give them a complete tour of the area. There are even water taxis which take passengers to various parts of Hornby Island. Tourists should make sure that they have informed their guide on the area they wish to visit otherwise, they may be charged higher if they are taken to farther places. Tour packages are also available in Hornby Island.

Tourists should have comfortable clothing while traveling in Hornby Island. It is advised to wear light clothes during the summer since some areas in Hornby Island might get hot. During winter, the tourists should put on jackets or coats to protect themselves from the cold. Tourists who plan to walk within the forests of Hornby Island should wear long pants so that they may not get bitten on their legs by insects. Sunglasses are also recommended especially when traveling in midday. There are some people who are comfortable with no glasses on although they may have some problems in viewing certain areas during noon.