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PARKSVILLE QUALICUM BEACH Let’s Eat Local A31 The News Official newspaper of the Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals Volunteer firefighter A5 Tuesday, October 11, 2011 PUTTING THEIR BACKS INTO IT University of Victoria rowers, including Parksville’s Kai Langerfeld (second from left) work out in preparation for Pan-American national rowing team tryouts. Langerfeld is an up-and-comer on the scene, making a name for himself on the water. See page A37 for details. UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA PHOTO NEWS PAGE A3 Be deer aware Parksville is looking into banning feeding deer and bylaw options that could allow culling if deemed necessary. “The less interaction between humans and wildlife the better, whether it’s with your bumper or feeding them,” said conservation officer Stewart Bates. ELECTION PAGE A7 COMMUNITY More candidates come forward here Cat charity needs help Richard Mennie, Peter Simkin and Bill Neufeld add their names to the newcomers list of people to vote for in the 2011 civic elections in Qualicum Beach and Parksville. SPORTS PAGE A39 Bates points out that even though urban deer often look tame, they are wild animals that, among other issues can be aggressive with people. Horse jumper makes leaps Like a lot of kids, little Emma Edwardson has big dreams when it comes to her sport of choice, and in this case, she really does continue to raise the bar. Emma, who trains in Nanaimo, recently finished first overall in the Millshaw Medal Jumper. PAGE A15 CatSpan, the feral cat rescue group, has run out of money and they’re right in the midst of trying to finish neutering a colony of 100 feral cats. Organizer Jennifer Coleman said her volunteer group, which neuters, provides medical care and food for these cats, was able to raise more money than ever this year, but neutering 122 cats so far this year has drained their resources dry, and they still have 26 more cats on the waiting list. “If we don’t stop the breeding cycle of these feral cats, their rescued and tamed kittens will add to the continuing overpopulation of cats,” she said. Publicly funded Influenza Vaccinations are now available at Qualicum Beach Pharmasave. The next clinic dates are: OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Locally owned and operated for 30 years 720 MEMORIAL AVE. QUALICUM BEACH 250-752-3011 Thursday, October 13th Friday, October 21st Friday, October 28th Call 250-752-3421 to book an appointment John Beever Pharmacist

Parksville Qualicum Beach News Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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