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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Town tax rate lowered thanks to garbage By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER Qualicum Beach council last week voted to lower their proposed tax increase because of a cutback on garbage collection. In his report to council at

Corfield project okayed by city By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER Parksville city council issued a development permit for a 16 unit townhouse development at 222 Corfield Street. Several councillors agreed with the report from staff that said the city would like to see higher density that close to downtown, but the proposed development fits the current zoning and council had limited power since it didn’t require rezoning application or an official community plan amendment. “The ability to regulate density is beyond the scope and authority of the development permit application,” the report states. Coun. Sue Powell asked if the parking area could be made of permeable material to absorb the rain. SEE

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Monday night’s meeting, financial administrator John Marsh said the proposed tax increase includes 2.5 per cent for inflation, along with one per cent for pavement overlay work needed for local roads. However, because the town changed their garbage collection

service from once a week to once every two, the town has saved an estimated $65,000 per year, which works out to one per cent of the tax roll. “If the town wants to make that adjustment now, that could reduce the tax increase from 3.5 per cent

to 2.5 per cent,” he said. “This is a service reduction, so it’s appropriate to take it off.” Council agreed, voting to give third reading to the amended tax rate bylaw. news@pqbnews.com

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City of Parksville exploring a ban on feeding deer as their numbers grow By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER Parksville is looking into banning feeding deer and bylaw options that could allow culling if deemed necessary. Councillor Sue Powell introduced the motion to ask staff to “review and provide options for council’s consideration,” in light of the high number of deer in the urban area and the possible negative conflicts and effects. “The less interaction between humans and wildlife the better, whether it’s with your bumper or feeding them,” said conservation officer Stewart Bates. He said they have received 25 complaints about deer in Parksville since April 1, ranging from accidents to “there’s a deer in my yard,” which is about the same as the last few years. While urban deer are never that afraid of humans, not having a lot of predators to worry about, he points out that they are naturally afraid of us and the best thing to do is scare them away, make your yard unappealing to them, and definitely never feed them. Powell’s motion says, “feeding of deer facilitates habituation, which is the loss of the natural fear of humans that wild deer typically have ... (and) feeding of

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Deer in Parksville — like this one — often look like tame, domestic pets, but experts remind PQ NEWS FILE PHOTO people they are wild animals that shouldn’t be encouraged. deer can often result in real harm to both individuals and populations,” including disease transmission. Bates points out that even though urban deer often look tame, they are wild

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said, sits at the end of Judges Row, so vehicles using the turnaround shine their lights directly into the yard. Planner Luke Sales agreed that the owners had not deliberately tried to circumvent the bylaw and recommended a compromise wherein one foot would be taken off the top of the wall — a task he called a significant undertaking. Council agreed and passed the resulting motion to grant a development variance permit unanimously. news@pqbnews.com

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Larson noted the owners immediately complied with a stop work order and have been working with the town to come up with a resolution. He said the problem was exacerbated by the fact that while the bylaw doesn’t allow fences higher than a metre, natural hedges can grow to any height at all. He noted there are several other homes with fences higher than one meter in the area, which, as it tuns out, were installed before the bylaw was enacted. The property, he

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FEATURE Unique experiences found as a volunteer Errington firefighter found new adventures and friendships By BRENDA GOUGH NEWS REPORTER

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olunteers from the Errington Volunteer Fire Department (EVFD) will be demonstrating their skills and the importance of emergency preparedness at an Open House event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Errington Fire Hall Sunday, Oct. 16. The family event will provide an opportunity for the public to meet the men and women who provide fire and emergency services in the community and also learn some fire safety skills. Patti Whittaker, who is a member of the EVFD board of directors, said they will have several activities for children and the first 50 families who come by will receive a free fire detector battery. There will be a representative from Genesis Fire Protection demonstrating fire extinguisher safety and an expert from the Flue Doctor will be on hand to talk about the importance of regular maintenance and cleaning to avoid a chimney fire. Refreshments will be available and raffle tickets will be sold as a fundraiser for the EVFD. Volunteer firefighters will also be on hand to show the equipment they use answer questions about what firefighters do. The volunteer firefighter numbers are down significantly in Errington and Fire Chief Colin Catton says if new recruits don’t come forward, the level of fire protection in Errington could be in danger. “There is a possibility you could lose your fire department. Numbers have to be at a certain level and if membership falls there is a chance that the department will not exist,” warned Catton. He said it’s a situation that

In Paraguay this past February Errington volunteer firefighter Bard Knorr (holding short) taught firefighters there how to cut cars apart. This particular fire department adopted Knorr as one of their own.

ERRINGTON DEPARTMENT PUTTING OUT CALL FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS The Errington Volunteer Fire Department currently has 18 firefighters but would prefer to have between 25 and 30. Volunteers don’t need any experience to join but they do need to be physically fit and have a desire to learn. It takes between three to six months to learn the basics and then each recruit is reviewed. If they pass, they obtain rookie status and are on call to perform limited duties. After about six months as a rookie there is another assessment and if all goes well the many local volunteer fire departments are currently facing and the community must realize the seriousness of the situation. “To have no fire protection would be catastrophic for the area,” he admitted. The department will have information packages to hand out at fire hall number one and volunteers will be available to answer questions from the public about how they can get involved. Brad Knorr, who joined the EVFD, can’t say enough about the satisfaction he receives as a volunteer firefighter and admits the role has changed the career path he was going down.

volunteer gets a yellow hat and full firefighter status. The department pays for all training including out of town courses. For each call a firefighter attends there is a clothing and gas allowance. Practices are every Tuesday evening from 7 to 10 p.m. and members are expected to attend 75 per cent of practices per month. You have to be at least 19 years of age and in reasonable physical health. Call 250-248-5601 for more details.

Knorr retired from Bravenet back in 2003, a local internet company he co-founded. Twoand-a-half years later he felt the need to provide something meaningful to the community he lived in so he joined the EVFD. The Errington department is part of the First Responder Program which dispatches an emergency fire vehicle and trained personnel to an accident scene. The volunteer firefighters provide live support until B.C. Ambulance personnel arrive Knorr recalled getting a thank you call from the mother of someone he helped during a first responder call.

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“Having that family call me prompted me to take my medical training further,” he said. Knorr decided to become a paramedic and said that seven years ago that vocation option wasn’t even in the cards. “Not in a million years. I didn’t even have a first aid course when I joined the department,” he admitted. Not only has Knorr furthered his medical training, he has also jumped at every training opportunity offered by the department and has climbed the ranks being promoted to lieutenant and first training officer. Knorr said the department provides many opportunities for

training and for him it has been life changing. “You are exposed to unique experiences … from learning how to drive a fire truck, walking into a burning building or attending an MVA.” Knorr said joining the department has also resulted in some great friendships not only locally but globally as well. Knorr was part of group of firefighters who went to Paraguay in February 2011 to train firefighters in that country. Knorr’s deployment was conducted by Firefighters Without Borders Canada (FWB Canada) and he said it was the trip of a lifetime that has prompted him to learn how to speak Spanish for his next adventure abroad. He said although the firefighters they were working with spoke Spanish, they attempted to speak English and always made them feel welcome. He said they were treated well over the 10-day trip and while the humidity was rough on him, he said he would go back in a heartbeat. “The fire service is one big family. It doesn’t matter where you are from. If I had my druthers my vacation every year would be to visit fire departments around the world.” Knorr became interested in FWB Canada after the EVFD made a sizable donation to the charitable group in late 2010. Five large boxes of decommissioned firefighting gear was passed along to the group who then donated it to the El Salvador Fire Service and the Peruvian Fire Service. As a result of the donation, Knorr decided to join Firefighters Without Borders Canada. Shortly after, a vacancy came up for the 2011 Paraguay deployment, and Knorr eagerly accepted the offer to go on his first mission. Knorr said he has signed up for the next deployment and looks forward to sharing the knowledge he has gained while being a firefighter in the community of Errington.

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By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER This week’s Speech from the Throne by Premier Christy Clark was “pretty thin gruel,” says NDP MLA Scott Fraser. The representative for the Alberni-Pacific Rim constituency said he was underwhelmed by the speech — and he doesn’t think he was alone. “The Liberals were sleeping in the front row,” he said. “I’m not kidding. They were nodding off.” Fraser said the biggest news of the speech, that British Columbians will get a new statutory holiday called Family Day, was little more than crass electioneering. “The timing is the interesting part,” Fraser said. “We’re not going to have a Family Day until, gee, just before the next election in 2013. “I don’t want to be too cynical, but it’s pretty crass partisanship to create a new holiday with the sweep of a pen right before the next election.” Fraser said many of the announcements in the speech were mere reiterations of initiatives that had already been announced. “They’ve clearly run out of ideas,” he said. “There are announcements of stuff that was announced many times by Gordon Campbell. There’s nothing for families, nothing for the middle class and nothing for the Island.”

Fraser added some of the announcements, such as the cutting off of parking fees in provincial parks and the restoration of some gaming grants stand as admissions of failed policy. “They’re talking about restoring gaming grants, but they were the ones who removed them and many community groups didn’t survive,” he said. “They had one announcement that had significant dollars to it, $24 million over two years to eliminate the backlog of permitting for resource tenures,” Fraser said. “But this is the government that decimated all those dirt ministries and dismantled them to the point where there’s a massive backlog in permitting.” One initiative that got Fraser’s support was the news that the government plans to create an off-reserve aboriginal action plan. As the critic for aboriginal affairs, Fraser said that while there has been no budget announced for the initiative, it is at least one step in the right direction. Liberal MLA Ron Cantelon was more upbeat, calling it a good Throne Speech. “We are facing challenging times and we have to view this as an opportunity,” he said. “Family Day is nice and there’s $30 million for communities for recreational infrastructure. As well, the review of BC Ferries will be welcome news.” news@pqbnews.com

Bear notices put up in town By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER Qualicum Beach residents are being urged to be bear aware this month, as area bruins attempt to fatten up for winter on any food they can find. Bylaw compliance officer Don Marshall

reduced. To this end, he urged residents to remove all bear attractants such as fallen fruit in orchards, and to keep all garbage and waste food containers inside until the morning of pick up and not put bird seed out when it is not necessary.

noted bear warning notices were posted in Community Park in September, as a bear with two cubs was spotted near the BMX park in early September. Last year, Marshall said, there were eight bears killed in the town, a figure he would like to see

CORRECTION In THE NEWS’ outline of candidates running in the Nov. 19 civic elections that ran in last Friday’s edition, we neglected to include

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Richard Mennie likes living in Qualicum Beach. The retired banker moved to the community 13 years ago with his wife, Jan and since then he said he has been happy with the direction he sees the town going. In a bid to keep the town on the track of what he calls slow, thoughtful, sustainable growth, Mennie this week filed his papers to run in the upcoming municipal election as a candidate for council. “In my banking career we moved fairly frequently and we lived in a lot of communities,” he said. “This is the longest either of us have lived in one community and we really like it here. I like the direction the town has been going, and with the number of vacancies that have

come up on council, my approach was to see if I could get one of those seats and carry on in the same direction.” Mennie said his platform includes three main planks: holding the line on property taxes, development of the uptown core and support for local businesses. “I’m encouraged when someone like Dolly’s is able to open a large, new store,” he said. “It keeps people here instead of going to Nanaimo.” Mennie said he would like to see proper development at several mothballed sites around the community. “I get troubled when I see the number of things that sort of got started and then died and are an eyesore, like Crystal Terraces and the old Qualicum College Inn,” he said. “I would like to see

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are not doing that so they can be attacked. You can disagree with people in a way that’s positive, not confrontational.” Mennie said he offers a solid financial background, experience serving in local government — he served as a school board trustee — community involvement — five years as a volunteer with the Oceanside Hospice Society — and a good knowledge base about

the community. “I have a co-operative attitude and work well with people,” he said. Mennie’s vision for Qualicum Beach is as a distinct community that offers a certain lifestyle that other places do not. “The slogan of the chamber of commerce is ‘The beauty of small,’ and I think that’s an option to maintain,” he said.

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By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER A familiar face in the gallery at city council meetings, Peter Simkin is stepping into the race for Parksville city council. The 58-year-old said he’s semi-retired now and finally has the time he believes is necessary. “It’s not just a part-time job, I think it requires full time availability,” he told THE NEWS as he was headed into his parttime job at Lordco, which he said he mostly does to feed as an auto-enthusiast. The retired BC Ambulance paramedic also works with local Junior B hockey and has worked at the arena. “I’ve always been interested in local politics and I’ve slowly gotten more involved as I saw how things could be done better,” he said. His three big issues for the campaign are keeping up the positive developments in securing the community’s water, increasing the visibility, access and communication be-

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tween council and the community, and the various aspects of health care in the region. “I keep seeing letters to the editor and stuff about the health centre being nothing more than a glorified clinic,

Neufeld makes city council run official By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER Bill Neufeld has officially entered the race for Parksville city council this week, as he suggested he would seven months ago during the last round of debate over development on the beach. Neufeld said he started to get involved in local politics after becoming disenchanted with the current mayor and council. He said he shares the feeling of many he has talked to in the city who don’t feel the

current council has the best interests of residents at heart. “I realized that I needed to be responsible for the change that I wanted to see,” he said, launching his candidacy. The platform he is running on can be summed up by the acronym ‘WHEEL/S,’ he explained: water, health, environment, economics including taxation, and living/social conditions, with city governance as the hub. He has never run for political office but said he has an extensive background in the

Mennie running on his own, no financiers “We have people from the regional district and Parksville shopping here and we sometimes shop there. We don’t have to be everything to everybody. If you want to live in the mid-Island, from

Nanaimo to Fanny Bay, you can find anything you want. We offer an opportunity for people who like this lifestyle. People who like another lifestyle have the opportunity to find that elsewhere

in the area.” Mennie stressed he is running his campaign on his own, with no donations from anyone. “Nobody is financing me, so I have no accountability to

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You’re Invited to Celebrate! Parksville Fire Hall Open House On Saturday, October 29, the official opening of the new Parksville Fire Department will be recognized with a dedication ceremony and open house. You are invited to celebrate the successful completion of the renovated fire hall and share the accomplishments of the Parksville Volunteer Fire Department with residents served by the Parksville Fire Protection area. We hope you will join in celebrating the official opening and dedication of the new fire hall. There will be guided tours of the fire hall, children’s activities, entertainment, refreshments, equipment displays and fire safety information. Do mark your calendars, everyone welcome.

Saturday, October 29 from 1-4 pm Ceremony at 1:15 pm 160 West Jensen Avenue www.pvfd.ca Please note: • Parking at Parksville Community and Conference Centre and lot at corner of Jensen Avenue and Craig Street. • Dress warmly as the ceremony will be held outside.

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Nomination documents for Mayor and Councillor are available from the Chief Election Officer and must be filed no later than 4 pm on October 14. Election information is on the City’s website under the elections quicklink.

Parkland Exchange - Other Voting Opportunity When Parksville voters go to the polls on November 19, they will be asked to participate in an Other Voting opportunity that would change the designation of the land where the Parksville and District Visitor Centre (currently parkland) and the Craig Heritage Park Museum and Archives (currently a fee simple lot) are now located. The proposed exchange would move the parkland designation to the land occupied by the Craig Heritage Park Museum and Archives and move the fee simple lot designation to the land occupied by the Parksville and District Visitor Centre. Voters will be asked to approve the Other Voting question, worded as follows:

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Toilet Rebate Program The City’s low flush toilet rebate program has been extended to the end of 2011. The City is offering one $75 rebate per residence for the replacement of toilets using 13 litres or more with a new CSA-approved low flush model. Since January 2008, the City has provided almost $42,000 in rebates. Details and applications are available at http://parksville.ca/cms.asp?wpID=111 or from the Administration Department (250 954-3070).

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At 10.20 am on October 20, thousands of British Columbians will Drop, Cover and Hold On in the Great BC ShakeOut, the largest earthquake drill in BC history! BC is located in a seismically active region where a few thousand earthquakes occur each year in and adjacent to the province. The threat of a major earthquake is real and residents should know how to be prepared. This drill is our chance to practice how to protect ourselves and for everyone to become prepared. The goal is to prevent disasters from becoming catastrophes. Here’s how you can participate: •

Register at www.shakeoutbc.ca

At 10.20 am on October 20 drop to the ground, take cover under a table or desk and hold on to it as if a major earthquake were happening (stay down for at least 60 seconds).

While you are under the table or wherever you are, look around and imagine what would happen in a major earthquake. What would fall on you or others? What would be damaged? What would life be like after?

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The City wishes to exchange City owned parkland where the Visitor Centre is located with the land where the Craig Heritage Park Museum and Archives is now located. The parcels of land are almost identical in size. There will be no cost to taxpayers and the exchange will not affect the operation of either facility, nor will it change the Rotary Peace Park. The exchange will protect the Craig Heritage Park Museum and Archives land and allow the City and the Visitor Centre to negotiate a new lease that meets current legal requirements. To learn more, we encourage residents to visit the City’s website at www.parksville.ca; phone 250 954-3070 or email questions to communications@parksville.ca. Brochures are available at City Hall and from the Parksville Visitor Centre.

City Dates October 13 October 13 October 17 October 20 October 20 October 27 October 29 November 3 November 7 November 9 November 10 November 11 November 17 November 19

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Are you in favour of the City of Parksville adopting Parkland Disposal and Exchange Bylaw No. 1475, 2011 to remove park dedication from the property at 1275 Island Highway East known as the Parksville and District Visitor Centre, in exchange for dedicating new parkland at 1245 Island Highway East, known as the Craig Heritage Park Museum and Archives?

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Through the busy spring and summer months, residents and visitors often see crews of City workers planting annuals, weeding gardens, maintaining ballfields and working on a variety of special projects. These “seasonals” are multi-skilled labourers brought on in March to supplement the engineering and operations crew during peak workload months. At the end of October, when the planting, mowing, watering and fall clean up is completed, seasonals revert to on-call positions. While this is a fiscally responsible staffing approach, it does mean there are fewer hands to respond to community requests. Once again, the seasonals did a great job making us look good.

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Repairs to Orange Bridge Construction on the Orange Bridge over the Englishman River is now underway with alternating one-way traffic. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure project, supervised by EMCON Services, will include resurfacing and repairs. Work should be completed by November 4; however, weather or unforeseen conditions may affect the overall schedule. Significant vehicle line-ups both east and west of the bridge are expected. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area, use alternate routes when possible and plan extra time for travel. Questions about this project should be directed to Nasch Aguiar, Bridge Manager, EMCON Services (250 248-6212).

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citycouncil@parksville.ca City Hall, 100 Jensen Avenue East P O Box 1390, Parksville V9P 2H3 We welcome your comments on this issue of It’s Your City 250 954-3073 l communications@parksville.ca Facebook: http://facebook.com/cityparksville Twitter: http://twitter.com/city_parksville You will find It’s Your City in the PQB News on the second Tuesday of the month with a copy provided on the City’s website. We are committed to improving communications with our residents and you can help by providing feedback, comments or suggestions.

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The disconnect

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here was a short comment I read in regards to the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests in New York — and their possible spread to Canadian cities like Toronto and Vancouver. It read, simply, that one person was having trouble reconciling the participation level in these protests, and the lack of participation in the election process. I assume that is in both the U.S. and in Canada. Voter turnout is low in both countries and that can bee seen in recent provincial and local elections (there are exceptions, sure, but the trend is a downward spiral). And while there appears We have to be decent turnout to those Wall Street protests things quite a — and possibly more when they come to Canada bit better than — the same cannot be said for the venue through which people can create change. that here Well, a little change in any case. Electing new politicians to replace old ones doesn’t really change a system. Perhaps that is the disconnect many people are experiencing. Political wanna-bes show up, say they are for change, and are then gobbled up by a system that doesn’t really want to change. Perhaps this is why voters at many levels no longer have something to vote for — nothing revolutionary is on offer from people beholden to the system. Now, changing an entire political system isn’t going to happen overnight. Not in Canada, at least, where our biggest problems are things significantly less threatening than how our leaders torture us, keep us in poverty and never let us leave the country. We have things quite a bit better than that here. Yet we run the risk of allowing the system to drift any which way by not throwing our own paddles in the water and helping keep us on course. — editorial by Steven Heywood

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ant to go to the show with me tonight? Don’t worry about changing clothes. Or buying tickets. Or parking. Just pray for a cloudless sky because the show’s in our backyard. Above the backyard, actually. Rain or shine, the pageant goes on every night. The stage is the night sky and the cast is 200 billion strong (trust me — don’t try to count them) — and every one of them a star. Literally. In any case, you can only make out about 1,400 of the players with the naked eye, even on a good night. Buy a telescope and you can see a few million more — unless you live in a city. Ambient light from street lamps and headlights and McDonalds signs pretty much snuffs out the option of urban star gazing. See the North Star there, just hanging off the handle of the Little Dipper? Actually you The Parksville Qualicum Beach News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to: B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

don’t. The North Star is about 430 light years away, which means the light you’re seeing was emitted about the time Shakespeare was waiting for the ink to dry on a scroll of parchment he called Romeo and Juliet. Still, your grandfather gazed up at that same North Star at the same place in the sky that you’re looking right now. So did Galileo; so did countless generations of our nameless cave-dwelling and tree-roosting predecessors, all of them doubtless as bewitched as we are by the canopy of diamonds that unfurls each night. It humbles me to realize that I have less knowledge of our starry skies than a Druid priest or a Mayan shaman or a Haida

elder or even a 19th century Saskatchewan dirt farmer. Farmers used the shifting positions of the constellations to tell them when to reap and sow crops. By Mariners used the Arthur stars — our first Black true GPS system — to cross vast tracts of uncharted ocean. Even most of the school kids from my parents’ generation knew the names of the major constellations at a glance. I wouldn’t know Orion’s Belt from the CBC Exploding Pizza logo. They enchant us still, these stars and they are are a bottomless well of inspiration for our poets and painters, our songwriters and our filmmakers. “Star” is the sweetest bouquet we can bestow on our terrestrial overachievers, be

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they ballerinas or banjo players; Hollywood Hunks or ‘Les Trois Etoiles’ of an NHL game. Painters and poets — and sometimes both. Have you seen Van Gogh’s painting ‘de Sterrennacht’? Probably. You’ve certainly heard Don McLean’s musical tribute to it: Starry, starry night. Flaming flowers that brightly blaze Swirling clouds in violet haze Reflect in Vincent’s eyes of china blue. Pain-wracked eyes of china blue. Van Gogh painted de Sterrennacht through the bars of his window in the St. Remy sanatorium for the insane. Star-crossed, you might say. Here’s one penniless artist’s take on stars: “Looking at the stars always makes me dream, as simply

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as I dream over the black dots representing towns and villages on a map. “Why, I ask myself, shouldn’t the shining dots of the sky be as accessible as the black dots on the map of France? “Just as we take a train to get to Tarascon or Rouen, we take death to reach a star. We cannot get to a star while we are alive any more than we can take the train when we are dead. So to me it seems possible that cholera, tuberculosis and cancer are the celestial means of locomotion. Just as steamboats, buses and railways are the terrestrial means. “To die quietly of old age would be to go there on foot.” Vincent Van Gogh wrote that in a letter to his brother two years before he shot himself to death. But first, he gave us Starry Night.

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LETTERS Kudos to creek restoration crews It is so heartening to read of the work being done by local groups with regard to fisheries habitat restoration. The Nile Creek restoration and bank stabilization on French Creek are two of many projects that are slowly but surely, giving salmon a fighting chance to recover from the onslaught of decades of mismanagement of the environment. We should all be grateful to the many people involved in all the hard work to ensure such success and do whatever we can to minimise our personal impact on local waterways. Kudos to all!

Richard Wilford Nanoose Bay

Price of gas is more of a concern I keep reading these letters in the paper written by people in regards to a new health centre, saving the waterfront, local elections, property taxes, or what to do with a piece of land. I think people should be more concerned with the price of gas. As of today, a barrel of oil is below $80 and continues to drop. But gas prices continue to increase. When oil was over $110 a barrel, gas was $1.50 a litre. Now oil is down 30 per cent, but gas had only dropped two to three per cent. If this continues, when or if oil goes back to over $100 a barrel, gas will be close to $2 a litre. I think people should write or contact their elected officials and put a stop to this gouging before it gets out of hand.

Greg Bos Parksville

Penance is paid I see that Paul Reitsma is running for mayor of Parksville. I think that would be a good thing for Parksville. He has paid his penance, so now lets get on with business. I’m sure he has a lot to offer. He did before.

Clarke Lacey Coombs

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Fat tax way to go

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remier Clark surprised me by bluntly rejecting the idea of her Health Minister, Mike de Jong, to charge smokers higher Medical Service Plan (MSP) premiums to offset the additional burden they place on British Columbia’s health system. Bravo to Christy for using her commonsense. Medical professionals should not waste their valuable time filling out hair-splitting, fingerpointing bureaucratic forms to determine who should be classified as a smoker. Having once been a practising lawyer, perhaps Mike de Jong thought his idea would be an excellent job creation program for his old colleagues, given the likely significant legal ramifications of passing such discriminatory legislation. If Mr. de Jong really wants to impress his boss, save on medical expenses and help his old lawyer colleagues, he should borrow an idea from Denmark and propose a fat tax on unhealthy food products. The junk food sellers of the world will whine, stamp their feet and then call their high-priced lawyers and lobbyists, but that will only strengthen the case to do something dramatic about the alarming and rapidly growing problem of childhood obesity in this province. If ever there was a reason for premier Christy Clark to call a press conference, doing so to introduce a fat tax on junk food would be it. Premier Clark, walk purposefully to those microphones at center stage. Exude concern and resolution while you outline the fat tax initiative. Own the message. Look into every camera. Minimize the smiles. Lights! Camera! Action! Go Christy, go!

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Lloyd Atkins Vernon

You forgot the h Peacey campaign You state in the lead attention grabber on the front page of the paper (THE NEWS, Oct. 4) that the Area F electoral contest on the last couple of occasions has not had more than one candidate. This could be seen as a bit of a slight to Ceri Peacey, the current president of Friends of French Creek Conservation Society, who ran against Mr. Biggemann in the 2008 election and acquitted herself quite well.

I believe she lost to Mr. Biggemann by something like only 15 votes.

Michael Jessen Parksville

We like Mike I would like to urge all eligible voters in the town of Qualicum Beach to consider giving Mike Wansink their vote. Mike is extremely well qualified to hold the top position of our town. He has a strong commitment to serving all the citizens of Qualicum Beach.

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Both my husband and I are happy to give him our unqualified support.

Barbara Read Qualicum Beach

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Ribbit for DL33 Can you hear my tiny voice, Do you hear me croak? Am I insignificant, Perhaps even a joke? You may not care about my life But I may be the clue I am an indicator of The things affecting you My home is in the forests On this planet you call Earth But humanoids are clear-cutting The trees for all their worth I need someone to speak for me And others of my kind All the creatures of the forests Little saviors of mankind We’re disappearing one by one And you don’t blink an eye Tomorrow may just be too late To ask the reason why. If I should face extinction Perhaps you will not mind, but It may just indicate That you may not be far behind! We’re only little creatures And we do not have a choice, so... Is anybody listening Can you hear my tiny voice?

Norma Pain Parksville

Just a big con job We don’t need another health centre, we need an emergency centre, operating 24 hours a day. I feel we are being conned. Before the last election our MLA assured us he would do everything possible to see that our needs for a proper facility would be met. He seems silent now on the subject of Arrowsmith versus Larkin. I am sure nobody minds paying extra taxes for a proper facility, but this is ridiculous, and I, for one, intend to let him know how I feel.

Janet Dol Qualicum Beach

We deeply appreciate “The Gardens in Qualicum Beach’s continued support over the last four years. We thought it necessary to acknowledge your continued support in some concrete way. The Gardens” has helped countless local men and women by graciously providing multiple resources for our non-profit valuable community group.

Court Brooker, facilitator of the Oceanside Prostate Support Group Qualicum Beach

Thank you to the Coastal Community Credit Union for sponsoring Sean Aiken’s One Week Job Project. This young man’s journey to find his passion was truly inspiring. To the staff of Career Centre, you went above and beyond your role as career counsellors. Thank you.

Peter Doukakis Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce

A bouquet of roses to Roxy — Wall Hanger that is. I love the uniqueness, quirkiness and quality of goods in your store. You also show random acts of kindness.

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LETTERS There is much to fear This is in regards to the letter entitled, Quit the fear mongering (THE NEWS, Oct. 4), This gentleman said he has had no ill-effect from WiFi technology, but I know of people who have smoked all there lives and never got cancer ... but that is little comfort for the millions of others that have died through it. Forty years ago we were told smoking is good for us and then look what happened. Smart meter technology has not been fully tested and they emit far more powerful WiFi pulses than a cell phone. Thousands of people worldwide are experiencing severe health issues from these meters and people are even having to move their children out of their bedrooms. The devices constantly and frequently pulse out microwave readings a 1,000 times above the recommended safety levels.

John St. John Parksville

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hooked up to a smart meter, a refrigeratorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s icemaker can be shifted to another time of day, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;various elements of a dryer can be shut downâ&#x20AC;? remotely by the utility company. In August, I sat beside the BC Hydro representative as he repeatedly told the Qualicum Beach mayor and four of us that smart meters only record energy

paid, and for mocking and trying to silence the only councillor who stood up against the monetary mayhem. When citizens used their constitutional rights to force, and win, a referendum to void the contentious proposed fire hall loan, they received more mockery from the powers-thatbe. Another awful legacy of that regime â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to whom public opinion just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to matter â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is the $ 500,000 sandy dirt berm built on a section of the beach, now resembling a part of Tripoli after the NATO bombers paid an uninvited visit. Two other current councillors were elected with the half-term Mayor Ed Mayne, and totally supported his ill-fated Transportation Master Plan, which turned out to be yet another all-expenses-paid boondoggle for consultants and bureaucratic buddies. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always known that municipal powers will never impose term limits on themselves, so I will never vote for those who have betrayed the electorateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trust on serious issues in the past. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a form of voters imposing term limits, if you like; at most municipal elections I usually find only three or four candidates worthy of my vote. On November 19, I urge your readers to research before entering the polling booth, and come out in large numbers.

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usage, just like an analog meters. Repeating that statement did not make it true. According to MIT, the ZigBee chip in the smart meter and chips in new appliances will be talking, your smart meter gathering information, and utility companies capable of remotely changing the energy usage in your home. German scientists of University of

Applied Science of MĂźnster used a residential smart meter to identify appliances, TV channel displayed, and even a test movie. They warn that smart meters are potentially capable of becoming surveillance devices. Of course, BC Hydro will say that it has no intention of using your smart meter these ways. But why are we not told about the ZigBee chip

and what it can do? A GE engineer says they want to â&#x20AC;&#x153;build a baseâ&#x20AC;? before they inform us. Then are we expected to rush out and happily buy new smart appliances? An Ontario homeowner with a smart meter on his home complains that now a hacker can remotely tell when he is out of town. Even highly protected credit card companies are routinely hacked. People are protesting across B.C. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care, BC Hydro told the Union of B.C. Municipalities. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to install smart meters anyway. Is this 2011 or 1984? Why isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the Liberal government protecting our rights? This research is easy to verify online. Stop Smart Meters in B.C.

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remier Christy Clark handed her opponents more ammunition last week with her latest “ready, fire, aim” episode, calling for radio and TV coverage of Stanley Cup riot prosecutions. The day after this half-baked idea was announced, Public Safety Minister Shirley Bond had to sign an executive order directing Crown prosecutors to ask judges for broadcast coverage. Prosecutors have enough trouble getting convictions in our stumbling, delay-plagued court system without spending time on TV applications for minor cases. Bond referred reporters to the long list of conditions under which broadcasting may be done from court. In the unlikely event a judge consents to broadcast access, nothing can be aired until at least two hours after a morning or afternoon session has been adjourned. Absurdly, everyone involved, from lawyers to witnesses to defendants, has a veto over their image or voice being broadcast. No accused people would consent to that. The rules are designed to fail. I’m all in favour of televising court, not so much to shame perpetrators as to show what a cozy little closed shop it is. I recently sat in on the plea-bargained sentence for James Roy Taylor, the former Fraser Health technology manager caught with his hand in the cookie jar for the second time in his career. Crown and defence lawyers exchanged legalese barely above a whisper, congratulating each other for the elegance of the tap on the wrist they were giving Taylor for accepting multiple benefits in exchange for approving fraudulent invoices for a doctor supplying questionable electronic health services. Taylor has to do community service, pay back the lolly he admits accepting, and take a reduced pension on account of being fired as a crook. Poor fellow. Anyone who has sat in court for long sees the endless parade of adjournments and excuses that routinely substitute for progress. Years ago I publicized the efforts a

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from live music, a 50/50 draw, book sale, hot dogs and corn on the cob, games including a balloon draw where everyone wins, and various prizes including some big ticket items like Quality Foods gift card, a golf bag and Tigh-NaMara spa package. Parksville’s acting mayor Chris Burger proclaimed October Community Living month in the city to “recognize the hard work of individuals, families and community members to create inclusive communities and opportunities for all residents with developmental disabilities.” The month, like the local association, celebrates the achievements of people with developmental disabilities, including independent living, workplace accomplishments and community and social participation. The month is ac-

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help build more inclusive communities. The provincial government announced funding for community living initiatives, which Lucas said was great news, but she didn’t have any details yet on if or what they might recieve

in Oceanside. She encourages everyone to come out to the festive day next Wed., Oct. 19. For more on the provincial initiative visit www.bcacl.org/ community-livingmonth, for the local association check www.pdacl.ca.

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Employees and customers of Andrew Sheret Ltd. across Vancouver Island raised $15,000 for the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock through things like car washes and donations and presented the cheque to them Sept. 30 as the tour passed their Errington location. Branch manager Mike Bush and outside salesman John Dennis presented the cheque. AUREN RUVINSKY PHOTO

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dents an easy way to dispose of them safely at over 40 locations across the province Managed by Product Care Association, the program was launched just before national Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 9-15) when local fire departments are reminding British Columbians to test their smoke and carbon monoxide

alarms regularly. “We are working with local fire departments to communicate the AlarmRecycle program to British Columbians,” said Mark Kurschner, president of Product Care Association in a media release. “Whenever smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are replaced, they can now be dropped off at

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recognition as the payoff as much as the sand sculptures themselves. While her Beachfest work takes up a huge amount of time, she also gets involved in events from Tim Hortons Camp Day to the Legion poppy campaign and seemingly every good cause that comes along. She was president of the SOS (Society of Organized Services) board for three years almost a decade ago, and still gets involved in the Christmas program, but doesn’t do as much as she used to, she said, almost apologetically Some charitable efforts mean more to her than others, she admitted. “My dad was in the First World War, so I work on the poppy campaign for him,” she said. The bucket list she wrote when she was 80 included “do something good,” which eventually led her to shave her head to raise more than $4,000 for this year’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock. “It’s funny,” she told The News before the head shave, “when I tell women I’m going to shave my head they freak out, but when I tell men they think its cool.” “It’s something I know in my heart

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Laura’s stor y on stage at the Village Theatre Echo Players’s Laura is a murder mystery set in 1940s United States, featuring complex characters and a whole lotta jazz By BRENDA GOUGH NEWS REPORTER

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n the first production of ECHO Players 2011/12 season audiences are bound to be taken back to a time in the ‘40s when jazz music was all the rage, U.S. high society smoked cigarettes liberally and the bad guys were packing heat. Directed by Werner Koch, the play Laura is billed as a classic American detective story set in the dawning of the modern jazz age. Written in 1943 the play became an instant box office smash when it was made into a movie in 1951 and now the story will be told on the Village Theater stage when the play opens on Thursday, Oct. 13. The background is U.S. high society in the late 1940s and audiences must unravel the baffling murder of the play’s heroine Laura. The play takes the audience on a ride of cross and doublecross ... lies ... affairs ... and a surprise ending sure to thrill. This is Laura’s story, although most of it is told by the three men who know her best and with names like Waldo and Shelby you can bet the characters being portrayed are larger than life. Scott Murray, who portrays Shelby Carpenter, is stepping out of his comfort zone in this play and performing in his first serious drama. The actor said he has been doing comedies and musicals for 35 years and admitted it has been challenging taking on

Samantha Bau, Brian Lecky and Scott Murray rehearse Laura, the next Echo Players production. another genre. “It is different. For me comedy comes a lot easier. This has been a lot of extra work,” he said. The character of Shelby is a southern gentleman and in order to perfect his accent Murray said he watched the movies Gone With the Wind and Steel Magnolias.

“I listened enough so that I could get the inflections and learn how to pronounce words with a southern drawl.” Samantha Bau who has more than a few ECHO productions on her resume is playing Laura and said at first she wasn’t sure about taking on the role. “But when I read the story it was such a fabulous 1940’s mur-

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he is thrilled to be back on the stage. “When Werner approached me for the part I really liked the story line and the ideas behind it so I was onboard right away.” Partridge who is now a father of two young children said despite running lines and the rehearsal schedule he has been able to maintain his family life and said they are all on board. “I told my son it was like I was on TV so he gets it and he is OK with it.” Koch who is directing said the play is set in a very interesting time and admitted that has created some challenges but he added they have been able to recreate the mood of the period and he is confident the audience will be able to relate to the bygone era. “Laura was a jazz aficionado. The music is appealing and the set was a challenge but I have just the right actors to do some very difficult parts,” he said. He pointed to the role of Waldo, admitting it is one of the quintessential male roles in American theatre and a great opportunity for a mature actor. “It is one of those roles that comes along once or twice in a life time for an actor so it is a tremendous role for an actor to be doing”. Waldo Lydecker is played by Brian Lecky. Laura runs until October 30 at The Village Theatre located at 110 West 2nd Avenue in Qualicum Beach. Season tickets for the 2011-2012 season are now available. Call 250-752-3522 to request a brochure or to book your season tickets.

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Family histories uncovered in new workshop PARKSVILLE — Two internationally recognized experts will be on hand when the Qualicum Beach Family History Society hosts an all-day workshop. The event, slated for the Quality Resort Bayside on Oct. 22, will be conducted by Sherry Irvine and Dave Obee. Irvine specializes in English, Scottish and Irish family history and has lectured in Canada, the U.S.A., New Zealand and Australia. She writes for Ancestral Daily News and the UK-based Origins Network.

Irvine has also led England and Scotland study tours and taught the Samford campus program courses on English and Scottish research methods. She is the author of three genealogy books and now teaches students online. Dave Obee is a journalist and genealogical researcher who has written a dozen books and given more than 400 presentations at conferences and seminars in Canada and the United States. He runs several

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of Marion Amy Allison, also known as Marion Allison, Deceased, formerly of 201 Cypress Street, Parksville, B.C. Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Marion Amy Allison, also known as Marion Allison, Deceased, are hereby notiďŹ ed under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to Richard Milton Crossley, the Executor of the Estate, c/o Rodway & Perry, at #1 699 Beach Road, Qualicum Beach, B.C. V9K 1S4 on or before November 21st, 2011 after which date the Executor will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. Richard Milton Crossley, Executor.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of Reginald Parker, Deceased, formerly of 539 Hawthorne Rise, Parksville, B.C. Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Reginald Parker, Deceased, are hereby notiďŹ ed under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to David Gray, the Executor of the Estate, c/o Rodway & Perry, at #1 - 699 Beach Road, Qualicum Beach, B.C. V9K 1S4 on or before November 21, 2011 after which date the Executor will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. David Gray, Executor.

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AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS Emcon Services Inc., Road & Bridge Maintenance contractor is looking for Auxiliary Equipment Operators for the current winter season, preferably with experience operating snowplows and sanding trucks. Operators are needed for Parksville, Nanaimo, Port Alberni and Ucluelet. QualiďŹ cations include: Valid BC Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Licence (minimum Class 3 /air). Proven highway trucking experience. Experience driving tandem axle vehicles and operating a variety of transmissions. Pre-employment drug screening. QualiďŹ ed applicants are invited to submit rĂŠsumĂŠs, along with photocopy of drivers licence, an up-to-date drivers abstract and references to substantiate driving experience to: Emcon Services Inc. 1435 Springhill Road Parksville, BC V9P 2T2 Fax: 250-248-5574 *Please specify the area that you would be able to work* Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following jobs: 1)Heavy Duty Mechanic. 2)Driller Blaster Details can be seen at http://hdlogging.com/ Fax resume to 250-287-9259 HUGHSON TRUCKING INC. is looking for Class 1 Super-B ďŹ&#x201A;atdeck drivers. Safety and Performance Bonuses, beneďŹ ts package, drug & alcohol policy. 2 years experience preferred. We will provide transportation to Southern Alberta. Call 1-800-647-7995 ext 228 or fax resume to 403-6472763

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INSULATOR TRAINEE, $12$20/hr depending on exp. Must

Alberta earthmoving company requires a journeyman heavy duty mechanic. You will work in a modern shop and also have mechanics truck for ďŹ eld work. The job is at Edson, Alberta. We require that you have experience on Cat crawlers and or Deere excavators. Call Lloyd at (780)723-5051.

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NANAIMO ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY LIVING is a non-proďŹ t society that has supported adults with developmental disabilities in the Nanaimo area since 1986. Home Share describes a living arrangement whereby an individual, couple, and/or family shares their home iwth an adult with a developmental disability and supports them in their daily lives. Home Share usually involves supporting one adult with a developmental disability but providers can support two (at maximum) in unique situations. NACL is currently looking for caring, skilled, inclusive people to provide full time, respite, and emergency respite home sharing to adults with disabilities who may have complex behavioural/personal care needs. As the people we support are diverse in lifestyle, age, and desires for living arrangements, we are looking for: *Single Men *Single Women *Couples *Families *People from all geographical areas in the Parksville, Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Gabriola areas *People with experience with challenging behaviors *Homes in all shapes and sizes (with suites, or without suites) *Wheel Chair Accessible Homes * People with experience with personal care. For more information about Home Sharing, or how to apply, please contact Home Share Managers: Sarah Bowman at 250-741-0224 ext 1 sub ext 3 (sarahhomeshare@ nanaimoacl.com) Randy Humchitt 250741-0224 ext 1 sub ext 7 (homeshare@ nanaimoacl.com)

STAINED GLASS CLASSES. $85 tuition. 4 weeks, afternoon or evenings. Some tools & glass provided during course. Info (250)248-1031 Layne

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OCEANSIDE STORAGE is looking for a Part Time person to join our team. Good customer service & computer skills required. Light maintenance duties. Send resume to: 1270 Alberni Hwy., Parksville, V9P 2C9 or email: info@oceansidestorage.ca PERSONAL TRAINER needed for ďŹ tness facility. Position involves energetic one on one personal training. Nutrition experience & knowledge of ďŹ tness equipment is required. Computer & phone skills an asset. Light cleaning & maintenance duties. Wage negotiable upon experience. Call Rick @ 250-248-5511, Genesis Boxing & Fitness. PRODUCE MANAGER. Jasper Super A is currently recruiting for a Produce Manager. Reporting directly to the Store Manager, the Produce Manager is responsible for all aspects of operating a successful produce department including, scheduling, ordering, receiving, merchandising, gross margins, sales ratios, expense controls, and supervising the produce department. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills are essential. Previous produce experience will be considered an asset. TGP offers a competitive compensation and beneďŹ t package as well as the opportunity for personal and professional development. If you have the skills and abilities to meet our expectations and want to progress with a dynamic organization, please forward your resume: The Grocery People Ltd., 14505 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton, AB, T5L 3C4. Fax 780-447-5781. Email: humanresources@tgp.ca

SUB - CONTRACTORS Emcon Services Inc., Road & Bridge Maintenance contractor is looking for sub-contractors with snow removal equipment available for the 2011/2012-winter season to operate from Nanaimo, Parksville, Port Alberni and Ucluelet. Expressions of Interest should be submitted no later than October 21, 2011 and include type of equipment, hourly rates, and WCB number to: Emcon Services Inc. 1435 Springhill Road Parksville, BC V9P 2T2 Fax: 250-248-5574 We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilďŹ eld construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilďŹ eld roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051.

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HOUSE cleaning service taking new clients. Will provide all supplies. Home 250-752-1386 Cel 250228-0404

WES-COAST YARDBIRDS Lawns, gardens, yard cleanup, large dump. Pressure washing, Irrigation. Tree Pruning, Topping, Removal. Please call 250-752-9444.

ALL TYPES of hauling. Small loads, garden waste, construction debris & junk. Ron 250757-2094 or 250-228-1320

BUILDING SALE... Final clearance. “Rock bottom prices” 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x 140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

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• First Cook $18.75/hr (up to $1950/wk) • Second Cook $15.75/hr. (up to $1635/wk) • Camp Attendant $14.75/hr. (up to $1530/wk). LRG Catering has seasonal remote location job openings starting in October. Room & Board & Transportation Included while working in camp. Please fax resume to: (1)780-462-0676, or apply online @ www.toughnecks.com

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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS. Salmon Arm GM on Shuswap Lake in beautiful British Columbia requires FullTime journeyman Automotive Technicians. Email: m i ke g @ s a l m o n a r m g m . c o m fax: 250-832-5314.

EARN $1200./monthly. Free accommodation w/privacy in a Qualicum condo grd level, w/priv garden for assisting a senior gentleman with housekeeping, shopping. Has common AMD (eyesight decline). Plan winter holidays,passport needed; Cuba? USA? Curious? Call (250)752-3327.

HEAVY EQUIPMENT Technicians or 3rd or 4th year Apprentice. Wajax Power Systems, North America’s largest and most trusted distributors of large diesel/natural gas engines and transmission brands. We are seeking individuals with a journeyperson H.E Technician certificate or enrolled in an accredited apprentice program, experience with troubleshooting, has excellent communication skills. You have a valid driver’s licence and driver’s abstract. Put yourself in a powerful position and log on to: www.wajaxpower.com. Apply online or send a resume to: Human Resources, Wajax Power Systems. Email: crowbotham@waterouspower.com

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HOME SUPPORT Caregiverhousekeeping, meals, shopping, companion and respite care. Honest, caring, reliable, experienced, First Aid. Call 250-248-4471.

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

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QUEEN BEE CLEANING Residential & industrial cleaning service. Please call from 3-7pm. 250-951-4819

COMPUTER SERVICES BUYDENS COMPUTER Services.Parksville, Qualicum & areas. Kevin @ 250-240-7372

DRYWALL FOR ALL your drywall and painting needs, reno’s and repairs. Textured ceilings, spray paint. Call a pro, no job too small. Phil 250-954-1859.

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MOVING & STORAGE

HANDYPERSONS OCEANSIDE HOUSE and home for repairs, maintenance and pressure washing. Pete, (250)927-2641. SMALL JOB Specialist. Experienced Contractor. At home or business. Small jobs a Specialty. Reasonable rates. Professional workmanship. Refs. Dave: 250-954-7877.

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TODD THE BUILDER. Renos, plumbing. Commercial offices; Custom homes. 250-752-1121

CONTRACTORS J & S DESIGNS Yard and fence design, General yard maintenance, Painting, Reno’s, Finishing Work, House Washing by hand,Rubbish removal,and all aspects of snow removal including salting Seniors Discounts! Free Estimates! Call John and/or Sandy 250-586-3373 / 250-228-0147

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Amateur Radio Course

This fall the Mid Island Radio Assn., is sponsoring classes in electronics theory and radio regulations, leading to an Amateur Radio Licence issued by the Federal Government. Consider this fascinating hobby if you have an interest in talking to Radio Amateurs around the world or if you would like to help with emergency communications or with providing comms service to public organizations. For information or to enroll, call Len Hooper at 250-752-9278 before Oct. 15/11. HELP WANTED

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SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. wwww.NorwoodSawmills.com /400OT

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED GUNS WANTED: I want to buy your guns. Call (250)4687533.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

IN-N-OUT Recycling. #1 cash buyer for unwanted vehicles. Free towing 250-937-7691

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TELEPHONE SERVICES A PHONE Disconnected? We Can Help. Best Rates. Speedy Connections. Great Long Distance. Everyone Approved. Call Today. 1-877-852-1122. Protel Reconnect.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE for NEWER FRIDGES, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS etc.

ACREAGE 82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. www.bchomesforsale.com/ view/lonebutte/ann/

FOR SALE BY OWNER CAYCUSE: WELL maintained Recreational Property/Home. 1500 sq.ft, 3 bdrm 2 bath, 5 acres, garage. A stone throw from pristine Cowichan Lake. $399,900. Furnished. Ready to move in! Call 250-478-2648 250-745-3387.

HOUSES FOR SALE

FULL WARRANTY. Large Showroom

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FREE ITEMS FREE DROP OFF: Oil, batteries, scrap metal. We pay $Cash$ for unwanted Cars & Trucks. Call anytime. Norm & Sons Towing, Salvage & Recycling. 250-757-8911 or 250954-7543

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DO-IT-YOURSELF Steel buildings priced to clear Make an offer! Ask about free delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure 1-800-668-5111 ext 170

ELECTONE ORGAN 1 octave pedals $700. 250-752-2137

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CAN’T GET Up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591.

RECYCLING

DCC Nanaimo has openings for instructors in its Practical Nurse Programs in Parksville and Nanaimo. We require Instructors with a BSCN or LPN. Strong organizational and leadership skills with acute care experience an asset. Choose between one – four days per week; dayshifts only! Interested applicants please email your resume and cover-letter to amys@jobready.ca on or before October 15, 2011.

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POIRIER PAINTING, Residential/Commercial. Fully insured, Guaranteed Workmanship, Free Estimates. Call Dan 250-240-3528. WCB insured.

BELLEVUE RECONDITIONED APPLIANCES

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PROGRAM STARTS OCTOBER & NOVEMBER IN PARKSVILLE

PAINTING A STROKE ABOVE Painting. Commercial & Residential. Interior/Exterior. WCB, liability insurance. All jobs warranted. See what we can do! Dave 250-248-0335, 250-240-2310.

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS LOBO97 Creations asks = Are you in need of some Renovating Help? From Framing to Laminating. Very reasonable rates! We Will Show Up! 250-228-1339 lobo97@shaw.ca

GARAGE SALES

ESTATE SALE 1260 ALLGARD QUALICUM BEACH Wednesday, Oct 12 Thurs, Oct 13 Friday, Oct 14 10am-2pm Many interesting items, come & see what we have! Hosted by Smart Move Services smartmoveservices.ca

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WHERE BUYERS AND SELLERS MEET

THIS HOME HAS IT ALL! This 16 year old custom built 3600 sqft, 3 storey home features 4 bdrms, 4 baths, fabulous kitchen, roomy living room, natural gas fireplace, master bdrm with 4 pce ensuite. Great rec room (31x14) in finished basement. Completely finished 40x57 deluxe shop with separate bath. Property is 2.26 gorgeous, well kept acres. Visit www.albernihomes4u.ca for more information on this “one of a kind” property. Asking $629,000 RE/MAX Mid Island Realty Port Alberni, B.C. John Stilinovic 250-724-4725 Toll Free 1-877-723-5660

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COOMBS: 2 bdrm, bright loft apartment, 4 appls, W/D, utils incl, avail now, N/S, N/P, $950 mo + dam dep, 250-937-9945 OCEAN SANDS RESORT on Rathtrevor Beach. Fully furnished 2 bdrm condos includes utilities, cable, phone and internet. Available Now. $1100/mo. (250) 954-0662 . ONE BEDROOM Bachelor suite. Separate entry, w/d, f/s. Electric incl. Upper Lantzville. $650 p/mo. Call 250-716-6797 PARKSVILLE 2 bdrm- newly reno’d apt. Available now. Heat, hot water included. $800/mo. Call (250)248-3350. PARKSVILLE – BRIGHT & spacious 2 bdrm. D/W, W/D option. Near schools, beach. dwntwn, bus route. From $810 mo. Avail now & Nov 1. Call 250-248-8592. PARKSVILLE APT- 2 bdrm, D/W, free laundry, 2 car spaces, $825. Available now or Oct 1. Call 250-927-0287. PARKSVILLE, quiet seniors 2 bdrm apt. Available now. Ground floor with Patio. NS,NP ,laundry & games rm. $745/mo incl heat & hot water. Call 250-248-9322.

BOWSER 1BDRM Cabin $750 + utils. Avail now. Pet on approval. N/S, (250)228-4145.

PARKSVILLE: 2-BDRM loft home, large yard, 5 appl’s, long term lease option. New paint, great home. $1000 + utils. Call (250)248-6629. PARKSVILLE 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 baths, lrg family rm,2 f/p,close to downtown N/P, N/S, + util. 250-468-5451 PARKSVILLE, 5 bdrm, 3 baths, lg. fam. home. Nice yd, all appli’s. Great neighborhood, walk to d/town & beach. N/S, $1650 p/mo. Avail. Nov. 1st/11. Call 250-248-0211 QUALICUM: 2 bdrm, 2 bath rancher. Close to town centre. Furnished. Bright, open, clean. $1200/mo. Short or long term lease. Perfect for snowbirds. Excellent references only, please. No pets. 250.752.1184 QUALICUM BAY- Cozy, 2 bdrm, 1500sq ft home. Hardwood & tile floors, nice garden, lrg deck, W/D, F/S. NS/NP. Avail now. $1000+ utils. 250757-9698, 250-240-6202. QUALICUM BAY: Main floor of house. Gorgeous Ocean Views, 15 mins from Qualicum Beach village, fully furn’d, stainless appls, hrdwd flrs, open plan, 3 bdrms, 2 bath. Utils, cable, internet incl’d, avail Nov.1, $1300 mo. Call (250)757-8587. QUALICUM BEACH2 bdrms+ den, 2 bath, attached garage, walking distance to beach, downtown, Heritage Forest, no yrd work or maintenance. $1200+ utils. NS/NP. (250)738-1021. QUALICUM BEACH: Bright 2 bdrm rancher, vaulted ceilings, 1 blk off beach/trails, detached shop, priv backyard, refs, avail now, $1150. 250-752-4778. QUALICUM BEACH Bright 3 Bdrm duplex. Walk to all schools, shops & pool. 1 bath, back deck, garage, private fully fenced yard, pets negotiable. N/S. W/D hook-up. Avail Oct 15. $950. Call (250)752-7404, 250-951-1290. QUALICUM BEACH large 2bdrm townhouse, 1200sqft 2bath, 3appls, lrg private deck & patio, sm pet ok. $850 + strata. Nov. 1. 250-752-4258. QUALICUM BEACH, newly refurbished & fully furn’d 3 bdrm, 2 bath, ocean view property. Jan/2012. $1600 mo + utils. Call Dagmar at 1-403229-9753 or 1-403-618-9756. SANDPIPER ESTATES1200sq ft split level, 3 bdrms, 1.5 baths, patio, fenced yard, N/S, small pet under 30lbs ok. Avail now $1200+ utils, 1-604574-1631 or 1-604-307-1631. WHISKEY CREEK- 3 bdrm, 1 bath, lrg yard. N/S, N/P. Damage deposit & refs. $900./mo. Avail Oct. 15. 250-752-4556.

QUALICUM BEACH. Spacious 3 Bdrm duplex. Walk to all schools, shops, pool & beach, great neighbourhood, 1.5 baths, 3appls, back deck, front balcony, carport, private fully fenced yard, very large storage space/workshop included. Pets neg. N/S. W/D hook-up. Nov 1st. $1000. Call (250)752-7404, (250)951-1290

COTTAGES BRAND NEW 1 bdrm, 2 blks to town, suits single person. $800./mo 250-752-3373 COTTAGE, LIKE new 2 bdrm, f/s, n/s, n/p. Propane f/p. $850 Also avail. 10 x 20 storage unit After 6pm 250-752-4773

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES BOWSER- NEWLY renovated 1/2 duplex, bright 2 bdrm, 4 appls, on 1 acre. Refs req’d. NS/NP. $800 mo. Call 250927-1234. Available Nov. 1. RENOVATED 2 bdrm suite in Parksville, insuite lndry. Close to town & beach. Avail immed. $850/mo. Call 250-954-7088.

MOBILE HOMES & PADS HILLIERS- 2 BDRM Mobile. NS/NP. Refs req’d. $750+ utils Avail Now. (250)468-2742. WHISKEY CREEK- completely renovated inside/out mobile, 2 bdrm wood stove on shared acreage, long term. No dogs. $800 Available now. Call (250)954-1355.

COLUMBIA BEACH, lovely 3 bdrm, 2 bath Rancher, large yard w/ garden area, attached garage, RV prkg, 5 appls, N/S, pets neg, avail Nov. 1. $1250 mo + utils. Call 250752-8164. COZY 2-BDRM cottage in the woods, 10-min north of Qualicum Beach, 860sqft, covered deck, full bath, W/D, $800/mo 250-240-7774 after 6PM or 604-209-3264 anytime. DASHWOOD. 800sq.ft. + storage. 3-bdrm, 1 bath, covered deck, lrg lot, quiet area. Water & garbage incl. N/S. Pets upon approval. Ref’s req’d. Avail immed. $900./mo. (250)951-2906. ERRINGTON FARM- barn w/ executive house - $2500./mo Available Oct. 250 248-1717. FANTASTIC 4 bdrm, 3 bath, pet friendly home on Parksville Acreage. Fenced back yard, RV prkg, carport, deck, greenhouse, and gazebo. Short walk to ocean, schools & shopping, yet nestled in a park like setting. Stainless appls. Long-term tenants. $1600 mo + utils (only 70% of hydro), pets neg. Horses on property/part board potential. 40x20 Shop also available. Occupancy immed. Call 250-937-9379. HEART OF Qualicum, 2 bdrm 2 bath Rancher on crawl space, vaulted ceilings, cozy woodstove, jacuzzi, completely furn’d, N/P, N/S. $1250 mo. Email bcnicol44@yahoo.ca or Carol 250-751-8511. (Immed) HEART OF Qualicum Beachtotally renovated 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, F/P, Rancher, steps to pool & shopping. $1200+ utils. Immediate possession. Call (250)752-5987. NANOOSE: FAM. home, reno’d, 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, 10mins to Nanaimo. Pets ok, on bus route. $1569. 250-947-5629. OCEANFRONT Beachcomber Nanoose- 2 bdrm, 3 bath, furn’d or unfurn’d, plus optional 1 bdrm cottage avail to same tenant, fabulous views, walk on beach, 5 appls, wood F/P, laminate flrs. Kayak, fish, golf. $1500 mo. Please call 250468-1608.

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PARKSVILLE, (171 Corfield) 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appl’s, close to beach & shopping, N/S, $1100 mo + utils, avail immed. Call 250-757-9696.

SAN PARIEL, Parksville. 2-3 bdrm, 2 bath rancher. 5 appls, fenced yard, quiet cul-de-sac. NS/NP. $1300./mo. Avail. Nov. 15th. (250)954-3474. WATERFRONT COLUMBIA beach area. Fabulous view 3 bdrm, 2-1/2 bath, 6 appls, dbl garage. Lease avail. $1500. 250-334-3126, 250-218-3162.

ROOMS FOR RENT ROOM FOR rent in country home, suitable for quiet mature person, light cooking facilities, priv bath, heat/cable incld. NS/NP. Refs. $450. (250)468-7993.

RV PADS COOMBS: RV site, avail Nov. 1st. Small adult park, $375 + hydro (year round), incls cable & storage. (250)586-1372. PARKSVILLE AREA- RV pad. Wooded site. $425/mo, includes utils. Available now. 250-228-4097. WHISKEY CREEK. RV Pad on spacious private lot. $300./mo + hydro. Available immed. Call 250-752-0448.

SEASONAL ACCOMMODATION PARKSVILLE BC- fully furnished 2 bdrm, 2 bath, open concept home (nice area), gas & electric heat. Nov-Apr (flexible). NS/NP. $800. Call 250-248-2920. NANOOSE WATERFRONT Home- furnished, 6 appls, hot tub, F/P, NP/NS. Now to April 30th, 2012. $1400.+ oil & hydro. Phone, cable, internet incld. Refs req’d. Call 604985-2420 or 604-626-5626.

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of Drop, Cover and Hold On. Staff will also participate in building evacuation drills. Over 110,000 British Columbians have signed up to participate in the Great British Columbia ShakeOut Drill, which is

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SPORTS Pink Panters raise $10,000 By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER The Pink Panters held another successful golf tournament for breast cancer and reached their goal of raising over $10,000, reported team leader Linda Madsen. After three years of fundraising, the Pink Panters golf tournaments have raised over $30,000 for the Run for the Cure. “This would not have been possible without the tremendous support we received from the businesses and individuals of this community,” she said by e-mail. “It is a very generous community in which we live. “ For the third year in a row, the Pink Panters were the top fundraiser at the Nanaimo Run for the Cure site in the Family and Friends category. “It was with a lot of help from many individuals that we were able to achieve this recognition once again. Although the golf tournament will no longer be taking place, other members of the team have expressed an interest in finding new ways to continue our fundraising for this great cause.”

Parksville rower Kai Langerfeld (fourth from left) and the rest of his University of Victoria teammates. PHOTO, COURTESY ARMANDO TURA

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Pink Panters team member Ashley Madsen (left) and Aly Noble at the Nanaimo Run for the Cure. SUBMITTED PHOTO

VICTORIA — From Victoria comes word University of Victoria rower Kai Langerfeld of Parksville posted a record-smashing time of 5:56 in two-kilometre erg training (done on a rowing machine), the fastest time ever by a Vikes studentathlete in the 46-year history of UVic rowing team. Kai’s time eclipses the old record set by Darren Barber, a 1992 Olympic gold medallist. Barber set the old record time with the Vikes — a 2,000-metre split — during a 2,500-metre erg (rowing machine) session. “It definitely feels great,” said Langerfeld, a rising star on the Rowing Canada radar who hopes to make the Pan-American national rowing team, which is expected

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talented UVic squad which aims to win its third consecutive national title this fall. “Our goal right from the finish of the last CUs (national university rowing championship) was to

go to Ontario and win six gold medals win a gold in every category in every race,” Langerfeld added. “We started that plan last November and since we’ve all been working together to achieve that, and I think we have a shot at doing it and winning the banner for the third straight year.” The 2011 Canadian University National Championships for rowing will be held in Welland, Ont., in November. UVic hosted in 2010 and won both the men’s and women’s team titles. Langerfeld was a part of last year’s championship and, entering his sophomore season, hopes to help the Vikes back to national glory. SEE

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It was one of those good week — bad week scenarios for Kwalikum Secondary School boys soccer last week, as the juniors rolled to a win in their regular season opener, and the seniors were handed a troubling loss. In action at home last Tuesday to open their regular season the Jr. Kondors scored two goals in record time and dumped the Dover Bay Dolphins 5-nil. Evan Stefanek opened the scoring with his first of the season five minutes in off a nice header. In the ensuing restart, Darien Atkinsen streaked in, stole the ball, beat two defenders, and calmly slotted it home about 30 seconds after the first

goal to make it 2-zip KSS, which is how it stood at the break. “We may have scored the fastest two goals in Jr. soccer history,” chuckled Kondor coach Butch Gayton. “It was pretty cool.” The local squad came out flying in the second half and dominated their counterparts from down the road and sent a message to the other seven teams in the nine-team North Island league. “We had them under a lot of pressure,” said Gayton, who had props for the Dolphins diminutive keeper. “He made some great saves in the first half to keep his team in the game.” Atkinson scored his second of the match five minutes into the second half followed by Axel Cash. SEE

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Kai grateful for the support he received from UVic “Our summer club team did very well and it sets us up very well for the rest of year, setting us up for a good run at CUs in the fall,” Langerfeld said. “A lot of the guys

had a really good summer and have been training really hard.” His rise to rowing prominence is a bit of a rags to riches story. “Kai is a great example of talent identification, working with top athletes and making the transition from novice rower to international rower,” said assistant coach Barney Williams. “It was apparent he was an exceptional athlete … Kai had never stroked before, with the coach telling him

what he can do, it’s a great message to other athletes.” Langerfeld, a second-year social sciences student at UVic, said he is very grateful to the support he has received throughout his time at school. He was first approached about rowing just before he began workouts with the UVic novice program — a performance program that aims to train and develop the next varsity-level rowers.

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Paul Hawksworth, a Rowing Canada coach who is also an assistant with the Vikes, approached Langerfeld during a weight workout at Gorge gym. “He talked about rowing and pretty much got me going in September of that year,” Langerfeld said. “For the next year and a half to follow, I worked to get on the varsity team. It’s been a good progression for me. I had a really good couple of years train-

ing and working hard and it’s starting to pay off now. It feels pretty good.” Langerfeld’s personal-best record is the latest rowing highlight of the summer. The UVic rowing summer club won their first Efficiency Trophy since 2001 at the Royal Canadian Henley earlier last month — awarded to the top overall rowing club in Canada. — NEWS Staff with files from James Nielsen and Andy Watson, UVic.

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By JAMES CLARKE PQ NEWS SPORTS 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 has been riding since she was four, was a keen student with local trainer Sarah Champoux and her Willow Pond Satbles. When Sarah closed her barn and moved to Vancouver, Emma, who turns 11 this week, started training out of Nanaimo where she has really taken off. Last weekend Emma capped off the four-stop Saanich Shows in The Sun series (a four-show, high-performance series in Victoria

that ran from April through to July with the finals last weekend) where she finished first overall in the Millshaw Medal Jumper. She was also a Pony Hunter Champion and reserve Champion Pony Hunters Overall for the series (missed Champion by only 0.5 of a point). Asked about her busy season, “it was very fun ... I love it,” an upbeat Emma answered over the phone on her way to art classes last week. Emma boards her horses — Black Pearl (barn name Glassie), who she has been riding the last 18 months, and her new pony, Jack Be Nimble (Jack) — at Brannerbrooke Farm and training facility in Nanaimo where she works with Cheryl Keith, the

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Oceanside’s Emma Edwardson, competing in Victoria last week at the finals of the Saanich Shows In The Sun series, continues to raise the bar. head trainer at Queen Margaret’s private school in Cowichan, considered the top equestrian school in Canada. The spirited little rider competed in numerous shows over the past 10 months that included a great

showing in the Oceanside Hunter Jumper Association’s 2011 Winter Series, where she was Champion in the 2’6” Pre-Child Adult Hunters; Reserve Champion in

the 2’6” Open Jumpers, and Overall High Point Hunter. Other highlights include great placings at the Thunderbird in Langley, as well as in Washington in August.

For Emma it seems the seeds were planted when her mom would take her out on trail rides, “but now that I’ve been getting so competitive we just haven’t had time.” On her own request, Emma has chosen to go the homeschool route this year “to focus more time on my riding.” Mom Jennifer says the entire family is proud, and describes her daughter as a “very strong, passionate, hardworking rider. She has big

goals for her future.” As for the upcoming season, Emma made the point, “I’m moving up to new height new division with a new horse ... I’m very excited about it.” Through it all, mom Jennifer points to a strong, competitive riding community here in Oceanside, and encourages the public to “come to come out and watch local shows this winter at Arbutus Meadows Equestrian Center.”

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KSS back in action this week ‘Sugar’ Shane Gayton finished it off with a 30 yard blast that curled into the top corner. This Jr. Boys Kondors team won the North Islands last year, then made it to the Island finals “which is quite an accomplishment because we’re such a small school competing against the big Triple-A schools,” said Gayton. This year’s side is anchored by the 10 Gr.

10s who were all on the team last year. “They’re all experienced Oceanside Soccer players, and when you have that many returning players you certainly have high expectations,” said Gayton. In senior boys soccer action, the Kondors suffered “a very disappointing 3-1 loss” to the Stags in Shawnigan Lake last Thursday, said Gayton, adding, “it might serve as en eye-opener

for a team that’s feasted on weaker opponents.” GAME ON The Jr. Boys were back in action last Friday in Nanaimo against the NDSS Islanders. Score from that game unavailable at press time. The Sr. Boys are home Thursday (Oct. 13) for a pivotal match against the Gulf Islands Scorpions who are also 1-1. Game time is 3:30 p.m.

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