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PARKSVILLE QUALICUM BEACH Bears ready for release A6 Friday, July 8, 2011 TheNews News Serving District 69 Since 1982 Beach skimmin’ A27 NEWS SWINGING ON A STAR PAGE A3 New lights, fewer jams City of Parksville will spend $500,000 on lights at Temple Store With work on the school district’s Family Place project beginning, the City of Parksville will begin interim traffic improvements along Highway 19A at Bay Street. City council voted this week to hire a consultant to design two new traffic signals and related road improvements on the highway. The Family Place, a joint project of three provincial ministries — education, health, and children and family development — made traffic a more urgent issue. NEWS PAGE A3 Gas war here unlikely A gas war in Courtenay has some drivers in the mid-Island wondering if it’s going to spread and affect prices in Parksville and Qualicum Beach, but at least one company says that’s not likely to happen. Deidre Reid, a ARTS spokesperson for Chevron Canada out of Vancouver, says a new seller of fuel in Courtenay (Cosco) entered the market with low, introductory gas prices. As of earlier this week, the price per litre there was 107.2 to 107.4 cents. PAGE B1 The butler did it Keira Brick, eight months, flashes a smile at her dad, Darren, while enjoying a big swing in the Parksville Lions’ Ventureland park. LISSA ALEXANDER PHOTO PREMIUM PERFORMANCE SUPERIOR STYLE 43” Plasma HDTV NOW ONLY 599.99 $ Or did he? You only find out if you take in Bard to Broadway’s summer theatre production of Murdered to Death. Read our review. blue door Audio/Video 2 5 0 - 24 8 -2 5 1 5 • w w w. b l u e d o o r a v. c o m 124-C Middleton Avenue, Parksville (behind Shoppers) “Home systems specialists at GUARANTEED prices, since 1979”

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