You gotta love Malcolm Island! It might very well be the place of harmony–since it was settled under that mantra by a proto-hippie commune of Finnish migrants early in the 20th century–but Sointulans are as feisty as it gets. They refused to be governed by Islands Trust to maintain their autonomy. They–some of them at least–have been fighting against an early morning ferry to Vancouver Island to avoid becoming dependent on a commuter economy. And they are known to bicker loudly with their neighbors on Alert Bay to get the ferry schedule the way they want it. And listen to them complain in style too: