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On the way up City of Parksville says municipal fines aren’t tough enough AUREN RUVINSKY writer@pqbnews.com

Are you paying too little when the City of Parksville catches you contravening one of its bylaws? City council thinks so. Parksville council is set to update its municipal ticket information bylaw. The move was sparked when staff looked at fines for a new bylaw prohibiting deer feeding and saw that many fines seemed low. Before the update the highest fine is $1,000 for cutting down a protected tree without a permit, while other infractions, particularly involving health and safety, could be considered equally, MAYOR CHRIS BURGER if not more serious, the report said. The new bylaw increases many fines by double or more including things like possessing liquor in a park from $100 to $150, failure to clear a fire hazard from $100 to $200, damage to park property from $100 to $250 and the biggest increase, discharge of explosives or starting a fire in a park from $100 to $500. It also adds a new $500 fine for obstructing a city employee or officer. The bylaws will go back to council for final approval at their next meeting.

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GLAD TO BE BACK: Linette Wood’s Grade 6 class at Springwood Middle School is hitting the books once again after a three-day walkout by teachers comes to an end across the province.

Students return to class School resumes in District 69 (Qualicum) after three days of protest in the street

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B.C.’s 41,000 teachers went back to their classrooms yesterday after a three-day strike but parents and students will have to wait another week before they find out what the teachers next move will be. The B.C. Teachers Federation has postponed a job action vote until next weekend to coincide with their annual general meeting which goes March 17 to 20 in Vancouver. The questions teachers will be asked to vote on haven’t been announced, but they have a wide range of options open to them, ranging from a full-scale strike to work-to-

rule job action. Nancy Knickerbocker of the BCTF said the vote was postponed to match the pace of the government’s efforts to pass its back-to-work legislation. The provincial legislature is still debating Bill 22, which will suspend all teachers’ job actions, impose a cooling-off period and set stiff fines for any illegal strike. The Labour Relations Board has ruled teachers can legally strike one day a week until the back-to-work legislation is passed, but they must give 48-hour notice. See SCHOOL, page A4

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Cadets return from Port Alberni weekend The Admiral Yanow Navy League cadets attended a water sports weekend in Port Alberni March 2 to 4. There were 178 Navy League cadets from around Vancouver Island. They participated in swimming, roller skating and a scavenger hunt at McLean’s Mill. — NEWS Staff

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The Regional District of Nanaimo has agreed to extend the SPCA contract for the sale of dog licenses and the use of the animal shelter at 1565 Alberni Highway for the boarding of impounded dogs until the end of 2016. — NEWS Staff

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You can’t see the stars of the show, but seagulls, sea lions and fisher folk know the herring have begun to spawn on the beaches of Oceanside, sparking a feeding and fishing frenzy and turning parts of the water a beautiful turquois blue.

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“It is important to note,” he said, “that these Police this week issued a warning to Oceanside residents after a rash of thefts from vehicles vehicles were not forced open, the doors had simply been left unlocked.” in a single night. Oceanside RCMP are again reminding the Corporal Jesse Foreman reported police responded to three separate reports of thieves public to take steps to avoid being the victim of crime. To this end, they breaking into vehicles overshould lock up their vehinight on March 5. Add your COMMENTS at www.pqbnews.com cles and remove any items These thefts occurred in of value. the Parksville and French “It does not matter where Creek area. Further inquiries revealed that several cars you live, opportunistic thieves are looking for had been entered as thieves spotted loose small electronics, loose change, tools, garage change and other items of value, including door openers and anything that can be easily power tools. No witnesses or suspects have removed,” Foreman said. “Please protect yourself and watch out for suspicious people or acbeen identified thus far. Foreman noted the thieves didn’t have to tivity on your neighbouring properties.” — NEWS staff work very hard to get the items they spied.

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Any other strike action would result in huge fines for both teachers taking part and BCTF leaders. On Wednesday thousands of supporters rallied at the Vancouver Art Gallery where BCTF president Susan Lambert didn’t mince words about the legislation being debated at the B.C. legislature. “When they push this legislation through, they need to know that we have just begun,” Lambert said. “We will not be compliant. They need to know that we will resist.” The bill, which changes how class size and composition are negotiated and instates a mediator, would also restrict teachers from striking and fine those who do. Education Minister George Abbott has said he was willing to sit down and discuss the bill with Lambert but said she hadn’t reached out to him. Despite the importance of the issues, government house leader Rich Coleman has said the

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the president of the Canadian Teachers Federation and said it demonOn Tuesday about 5,000 teachstrated solidarity among many laers and union supporters protested bour groups. She said backing from in Victoria, where Bill 22 was being the public was also huge. debated and several teachers in Dis“There was a real groundswell of trict 69 (Qualicum) participated in support as we walked down Governthe rally. ment Street with parents and kids Mount Arrowsmith Teachers Aswaving and saying thank you. It was DEB MORRAN sociation (MATA) president Deb a positive experience.” Morran said it was an energizing Morran said it has been imporprocess for her and members of MATA who tant for their members to visually see the supwent together on a bus for the trip to Victoria. port and the teachers in District 69 are grateful “When we travelled down Island we were for the level of support they have received in the passing teachers ... with their signs in Ladysmith community. and Chemainus and you gain momentum when “We want to give a big thank you for all the you see your colleagues. As we got closer to Vic- honks, waves and delivery of food and hot toria we saw HEU members and other unions chocolate to our members.” joining in. It was energizing and uplifting to see Springwood Middle School grade six teacher thousands of others out there supporting us.” Linette Woods is one of the teachers who ralShe said the rally had some excellent speak- lied at the legislature. She said the whole family ers who came from all over Canada including went and it brought her a feeling of unity. reporter@pqbnews.com

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Hope and joy, despite the pain Even though afflicted with an incurable disease, one little girl’s positive attitude throughout the course of her many treatments and eventual demise stands as a sign of hope for others who face similar challenges and provide yet one more reason to be generous when Kidney Foundation volunteers come to your door during this spring’s fundraising canvass campaign MONA SANDERSON

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The campaign comes as Canada marks Kidney Health Month with a campaign of hope. The Stories of Hope campaign Throughout March, Kidney Health Month, Canadians are invited to submit their Kidney Story of Hope through a new tool available on the KFOC website at www.kidney.ca/storiesofhope, which allows them to create a personalized story page. Each regional winner will also receive $500, courtesy of Shire Canada. Mona Sanderson, the Kidney Let’s keep the kindness Foundation District alive and remember to leader for Parksshare of what we have. ville and Qualicum MONA SANDERSON Beach, shares one such story. She was only 16 when she died. Kira Kilbank was her name. Kira was diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease at the young age of eight, a rare and degenerative disease which causes fatigue of the most basic functions within the body, robbing it of all energy and eventually causing renal failure. She was far too young to be experiencing this kind of life but no one would have guessed she was dying because she lived life to the fullest in her few short years always finding a way to accomplish what she wanted

to do with the greatest of zeal and joy. Her attitude of love touched many hearts — especially her school mates — and her amazing smile was always with her. This disease could not dampen her spirit to live. Life for Kira was difficult, yes very difficult, and yet she made the best of a difficult situation. Having the strong support of family, school and friends made it easier for her mother, as a single parent, to care for her. Besides the difficulties inherent in daily living, costs were prohibitive for at least one of the medications to keep her alive. Fortunately because of the kindness of The Kidney Foundation, the most costly of her medications was covered. Yet Kira was someone who exuded love, joy and a great deal of fun and humour. Somehow, she was blessed with the ability to rise above her pain, live in the light of goodness and feed the souls of those around her. We remember her today because she was a true model of living the life of sharing with a ready smile for everyone she met. She was also the recipient of the kindnesses from people like you and me who help others by offering of our time, services or money to organizations like The Kidney Foundation. The Kidney Foundation provided Kira with medications that were extremely costly and would otherwise not have been available for her. Her family is so thankful to The Kidney Foundation for their immeasurable care and unexpected support. So we are reminded of how important it is to help those in need as we

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“Jim Grant, who just lives up the road, is a huge scrap metal dealer and he invited us over to his place and said he had all kinds of stuff we could take … and we did,” said Kirkby, who added, “Windsor Plywood said to bring your bucket list down, so we got some stuff there.” He said they got letters from people they have never heard from before. “This is some good news about Nile Creek,” Kirkby said. “Out of a disappointing event came a happy conclusion.” Kirkby said the community reacted in a strong positive way to their efforts, which have brought the Pink salmon back to the creek in historic numbers. He said their projects have grown from initially restoring the side channels in Nile Creek. “The restoration is from the top of the mountain to the sea. We have taken on six more rivers and are doing work in the estuaries as well as the ocean.” He said they are a volunteer group with only one paid position and money for their projects is generated through fundraising. One of the groups biggest financial contributions comes from an annual event that attracts people from all over Canada and the United States. Paintings by the Numbers is being held on April 14 and the event is an opportunity for people to get their hands on beautiful, original artwork with the proceeds going to the NCES cause. The fourth annual wine and hors d’oeuvres art work raffle takes place at the Lighthouse Community Centre. Each ticket holder’s name will be drawn at random giving them a choice of a professional painting by well known artists including Ken Kirkby, Brian Buckrell and Cindy Mawle. Tickets are $500 each and limited to 50 of the 60 works donated. Ticket holders are guaranteed one of the original paintings. A preview of the paintings will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. and the draw will commence at 4:15 p.m. Kirkby said tickets sell quickly because the paintings are worth between $1,200 and $4,000. To get your tickets contact 250-757-8775 or 250-757-8597 or e-mail nile.creek@shaw. ca.

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Although she admits it’s only a first step, Sally Barton this week called the Regional District of Nanaimo’s decision to lease two parcels of Crown land in Bowser good news for local seniors. The secretary for the Bowser Seniors Housing Society said the RDN board’s vote to accept the province’s offer of a nominal lease for the two parcels near Magnolia Court in Bowser significantly improves the prospect of getting affordable housing in the area. “Currently there is no seniors housing in Bowser,” she said. “If someone wants to leave their house and go into a residence for seniors that has some supports with it, such as two meals a day and laundry services, they have to go to Qualicum Beach or Courtenay.” The push to obtain some local options for seniors in Bowser was initiated by members of the Bowser Legion, who are all too aware of the aging demographic in the area. Since it was formed in 2005, the Bowser Senior Housing Society has operated as an independent society, with the view of creating 36 independent-supportive housing units that are close to local amenities. The two parcels, located behind the new

library, fit this bill nicely, she said. The regional district had originally applied to have the two lots provided by the province as a free Crown grant, with part of the two lots along the road frontage being designated for the housing project and another part being reserved for a modular wastewater treatment plant. However, while the province supported the idea, they were unable to support an unconditional free Crown grant while the projects were of such a conceptual nature. Instead, they proposed a 20-year nominal rent tenure, a proposal the RDN accepted. Getting land within the boundaries of the Bowser village centre is a major step forward in the process, but even bigger steps remain before there will be any sod turned at the site. “The next step is fundraising,” Barton said. “In the first phase, our business plan is looking at building 18 units, which have been roughly esimated to cost $2.6 million.” The group plans to obtain a mortgage and to seek matching grants and other methods to get that money. Because of the big task ahead of the group, Barton had no firm timeline for construction to begin. “The first step was to get access to the land,” she said. “Now we have to get busy fundraising.”

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s ever more revelations trickle out about the so-called robocall scandal, it can only cause more damage to the reputation of this country as what we as Canadians have always thought of ourselves to be — a paragon of de-

mocracy. Little by little, this perception is being eroded by the tales of deceptive phone calls directing people to non-existent polling stations, rude callers pretending to be from a different party and voters being able to cast their ballot without giving a proper address — as is required under Canadian electoral law. That doesn’t do anyone any good — not the aggrieved politicians who feel they may have been robbed, not the voters who believe they were misled, nor the government of this great country, which is currently operating under an increasingly dark cloud of suspicion and doubt. It’s not only Canadians who are watching this sordid saga. People in other nations, some of whom looked up to Canada as an example worthy of following are also keeping tabs on the latest revelations. Clearly, there’s not likely to be any rainbows or ponies coming out of this political cauldron, but the damage it does can be at least somewhat lessened by taking a few bold steps and taking them as quickly as possible. The first of these has to be the release of any documentation, whether it be electronic or on paper, that can shed light on what really happened and who was responsible. Then, when everything is on the table for all to see, those implicated in electoral wrongdoing should be punished under the fullest weight of the law. This is not small potatoes. This is our democracy we’re talking about here. To let this mess fester any longer than absolutely necessary will only further erode our reputation as a truly democratic nation. Lets avoid that if we can. Stop the stonewalling and lets get to the bottom of this — and let the chips — editorial by Neil Horner fall where they may.

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Letters DEER BRING IN TICKS There are too many deer in the area and they do a lot of damage to our gardens but that is not my big concern. It is what the deer leave behind that worries me and it should worry you too! The deer are a major host to ticks, blood sucking insects that carry numerous diseases. Ticks drop off the deer when they have ďŹ nished feeding and hide in the leaf litter and mulch till they require their next meal. Ticks will feed on any warm blooded creature, including us and our pets. A couple of years ago I developed two bulls eye rashes which are a conďŹ rmation of bites by Lyme disease infected ticks. This happened while I was in the Oceanside area, most likely while I was working in my yard. If you get Lyme disease or any of the other co-infections transmitted by ticks this can lead to years of chronic illness, pain and misery. Culling the deer would help reduce the tick population and hopefully slow down the spread of these infectious diseases. Please think about the risks we are taking by doing nothing. SUE ALDOUS Qualicum Beach

GEESE ARE A MENACE I agree with Parksville councillors Al Greir and Marc Lefebvre concerning support for a cull of the introduced invasive year round resident Canada geese before they completely destroy valuable ecosystem estuarine function. We know from research that in the early

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1970s, the British Columbia Fish and Wildlife Branch and partnering organizations embarked on a program to introduce a nonnative, hybrid subspecies that have lead to at least 15,000 resident Canada Geese on the east coast of Vancouver Island. We know that these geese do not migrate and that they are destroying the native plant species in the estuaries of the Englishman and Little Qualicum River, which is also destroying the habitat for all the other species, including salmon. We know that there has been an egg-addling program for a number of years, with varying degrees of success in reducing the number of geese but not satisfactory for the estuary to restore itself. In contrast, I do not agree with a cull of the Black tail Columbian deer on Vancouver Island as they are indigenous and the Ministry of Environment population trend statistics show that the deer population has drastically declined from 200,000 in the 1980s to approximately 55,000 currently. I am a big supporter of conservation, in part because it is more economical in the long run to protect the environmental free services we get from nature, than to degrade them which then results in higher costs later to repair the environmental damage. If we had dealt with the geese earlier, the rehabilitation would not be as extensive as it is going to be now and if we do not deal with culling the non-native introduced Canada geese now, it may result to a point where we cannot even repair the damage. I support research and monitoring but considering what we already know from the monitoring and research that has already been done, I believe it makes good sense to

spend tax dollars ďŹ rst on a cull, then start the rehabilitation process and continue monitoring perhaps even with help from volunteers. Given that it was the provincial and federal governments who caused this environmental predicament, the funds for all monitoring and rehabilitation to ďŹ x this mistake should not be borne by the taxpayers of Parksville, the funds should be coming from the provincial and federal coffers. RONDA MURDOCK Parksville

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TEUNIS WESTBROEK Mayor, Town of Qualicum Beach

WHAT GOES AROUND I ďŹ nd it strange that our prime minister is saying that the opposition are using a â&#x20AC;&#x153;dirty, smear campaignâ&#x20AC;? in the current dustup in Ottawa. Strange, because he used exactly the same â&#x20AC;&#x153;dirty, smear campaignâ&#x20AC;? on Mr. Dion and Mr. Ignatieff. The prime ministerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sense of sportsmanship is sorely lacking. LES CRIMP Nanoose Bay

... COMES AROUND Perhaps our Nanaimo-Alberni MP James Lunney could conďŹ rm for us that the socalled Harper government will be pursuing the provision of minimum sentences for anyone found guilty of sending misleading phone calls? BILL STEWART Parksville

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JOE STANHOPE Chairman, Regional District of Nanaimo 250-390-4111 e-mail: corpsrv@ rdn.bc.ca

Rules to write by Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not worried. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no different from a cell phone. IRIS KESSLER Qualicum Beach

We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know enough about them. But it sounds like we really donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a choice. VERONICA TEIXEIRA Parksville

Yes I am worried. I object to them not giving us a choice. They have put a meter reader out of work and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a proven technology. WENDY WILSON Errington

I am concerned. The thing sits about three feet from where we watch TV at night. We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a choice about them and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like things being forced on me. TRACY LITTLETON Errington

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When looking at the discussions on the Raven coal mine project over the past several years, it’s easy to get lost in all of the data and information, and it’s hard to paint an image in one’s mind of what this project will actually look like. I’d like to examine one aspect of the massive coal mine and see if you can paint your own image. The reject or waste rock/coal amounts per year are estimated to average 1.08 million tonnes. To put this into perspective, if this amount of waste rock were dumped on a CFL football field it would reach an estimated height of 113 metres. Over the proposed 16-year lifespan of the mine this height would reach an astounding 1,808 metres.

The most recent project description states the waste rock/coal, some of which would probably be acid-generating material, will be stockpiled above ground at the mine site in the Cowie Creek watershed, only five kilometres from Baynes Sound. Imagine standing on the edge of a valley the area of 40 to 60 CFL football fields and then seeing a waste rock dump up to 90 meters deep, and it’s only five kilometres uphill from Baynes Sound. Imagine now that this valley is located in the Cowie Creek watershed which provides water for the residents of Fanny Bay, and is a vital resource for all of the critters that inhabit the area. Imagine this Cowie Creek watershed flows directly into Baynes Sound, an ecologically important area, and home to a thriving shellfish industry. Imagine this huge waste rock dump exposed to the air, rain and other elements, and the long term repercussions. Just imagine. JOHN SNYDER Fanny Bay

ADULT THING TO DO On the heels of the February 29th Pink Shirt Day to raise awareness about bullying, what an ironically perfect opportunity for Premier Christie Clark’s government to help to dispel the adversarial culture of antagonism Federal Liberal leader Bob Rae recently identified is a sort of modus operandi in today’s politics and which presently dominates the relationship between British Columbia’s government and it’s teachers. The premier touts her government as being all about ‘the family’, which presumably includes guiding our youth to develop into good citizens — not bullies — so surely she’s more favorably disposed to mediating an agreement with B.C. teachers, rather than forcing a legislated settlement. After all, rather than force an agenda that’s vastly unpopular, it would seem to be the more ‘adult’ thing to do. LIZ STONARD Port Alberni

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riends, Canucks, countrymen, lend boarding? How about the rack or the iron maidme your ears! en? I come not to bury Stephen Harper, As for those exceptional circumstances, I but to praise him. wonder what those would be. How flexible do By Neil Horner For Stephen Harper is an honouryou think? How prone to mission creep? Syria able man. may not be the best place to operate right now, Keep that in mind when you’re salivating over so which country do you think we’ll let our allies the latest robocall twist and turn on the news. rendition our citizens to, once we hit the bottom Sure, it may seem blindingly obvious that the of that slippery slope? Conservatives were behind the fraudulent calls Having anything to do with torturers and the to voters, directing them to incorrect polling confessions they wrench from the mouths of places and posing as rude Liberal candidates their victims is just plain evil and there’s never while calling at inappropriate times. Indeed, any excuse for it. in light of this week’s settlement of the so-called in and out Well here’s a news flash for Mr. Toews. Now that the docuscandal regarding election expenses one might be tempted ment has been leaked and it’s all over the news, his boss can’t to think our prime minister has no issue with playing fast help but be aware of it. and loose with the rules of our electoral system. He’ll put a stop to that nasty little piece of business in no But not so fast. To do that would be to tamper with the time flat, because, like I mentioned before, Stephen Harper basis of our parliamentary democracy, the right to a free and is, above all, an honourable man. unencumbered vote for the candidate of your choice. To do And the coming war with Iran? Stephen Harper may be that, to condone that, or to hide it or excuse it would be the giving bellicose support to the Israelis now, but he must be mark of an unprincipled, cynical and manipulative scoun- aware that if Israel starts a war in the Middle East, nuclear or drel of the lowest order — and Stephen Harper is an honour- otherwise, there’s no telling how much death will be wrought able man. or blood will be shed, or how wide both the war and ecoHe’ll leave no stone unturned and I’m confident that ev- nomic chaos would spread. ery document, e-mail and phone record will be ferreted out I’m confident our prime minister will know that taking and released for thorough examination by an outraged Mr. part in an unprovoked attack on a sovereign nation is a war Harper. Imagine? Tampering with an election? He must be crime as defined by the Nuremberg Principles (i — planning, furious! I sure wouldn’t want to be whoever was really re- preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression or a sponsible for that mess! war in violation of international treaties, agreements or asIt’s the same with this latest torture memo from Vic Toews, surances; ii — participation in a common plan or conspiracy saying it’s OK to share information in exceptional circum- for the accomplishment of any of the acts mentioned under stances, even if it may have been obtained through torture. i) — and Stephen Harper is no war criminal. Any decent human being would recoil at the sheer evil of He is an honourable man. — Neil Horner is the assistant editor of THE NEWS. this implicit condoning of … what? Electric shocks? Water-

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LeClair Donna Mary September 27, 1939 - February 16, 2012 Donna passed away peacefully with her children by her side. Donna was born in Vancouver, BC to George and Mary Matilda. She was raised to be a kind hearted, generous young woman whose stunning beauty caught the attention of Larry LeClair. They were united in marriage in 1972. Sadly, mom lost the love of her life when dad passed away in 1998. Mom will be sadly missed, but never forgotten by her 3 children; Jerry, Jamie (Cheryl) and Jeanine (Ian). As well as her grandchildren Aleisha, Jordan, Madison and Tyler. Also she leaves behind her sister and friend Nita (Gord), Joe (Lorrain) and Ron (Lynda), as well as many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held February 25, 2012 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, in Summerland, BC.

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KELLINGTON, Robert (Bob) Thomas February 7, 1940 – January 19, 2012

The Family of the late Major Joanne Ruth Guenther want to express their sincere gratitude for the thoughtful gifts, flowers and cards sent, and the sympathy everyone has expressed at the loss of our beloved wife, mother and grandmother. We know Joanne would appreciate your kind gestures. She spoke often of the many friends she has made over the years. We know you all meant a great deal to her. Many of you expressed such beautiful sentiments that we have no trouble seeing why Joanne spoke so well of everyone. Being surrounded by people like you was a large part of why Joanne loved life the way she did. Thank you all so much for your kind words, your generous gifts, and most of all, for your friendship with Joanne. Knowing you will miss her too makes our burden a bit easier to bear. Sincere Regards,

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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Robert (Bob) Kellington. Born in Halifax, N.S. to LCdr Thomas and Sylvia (nee Rogers) Kellington of Victoria, B.C. He was predeceased by loving wife Denyse (nee Lapointe) and is survived by his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brother Martin, sisters Julie (Ralph) Van Netten, Luana (Bill) Johnston, Berna Davies and Janice Kellington, by many nieces, nephews, and cousins throughout B.C. Bob had been residing in Qualicum Bay until his passing. Bob will be sadly missed by those who had the unparalleled opportunity to get to know him. His outlook on life was always positive, a kind and loyal friend eager to attend to any request for help. Cheers Bob, always loved, you will be truly missed, until we meet again. In celebration of Bob’s life a gathering has been planned at Branch # 211 RCL in Bowser, 3:00 - 5:00pm, Friday, March 9, 2012.

All those who knew Bob are welcome to attend.

Passed away peacefully at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of Meg, cherished father of Roger (Carol), loving Grampy of Krista and Adam and a very dear step-father of Paul (Henriette). Krista and Adam were his pride and joy. He will be sorely missed by his loving friends who have expressed their profound sadness at the loss of this kind and loving man. Tom was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Archibald and Margaret Dewar, emigrants from Scotland. He enjoyed a happy childhood with his brother Archie (Chief Justice, Manitoba), his younger brother Bob and sister Mamie, all now deceased. He entered the University of Manitoba in the late 1930’s, but his plan to study Pharmacy was put on hold when he volunteered for service in WWII. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy and after officer training at Royal Rhodes, Victoria, served for five years in the North Atlantic conflict. At wars end, Tom resumed his studies at the University of Manitoba, gained his degree in Pharmacy and ultimately became the Canadian CEO of CIBA Pharmaceuticals Ltd., a Swiss company based in Montreal. Tom and Meg have lived in Qualicum Beach for 27 years where Tom golfed, curled, played bridge and spent many Saturday mornings tending the Eaglecrest highway garden with his buddies. He loved every minute of it. The family is deeply grateful for the kindness, consideration and excellent care given to Tom by the nurses and doctors at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. They truly went the extra mile. A private family service will be held on Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 at Qualicum Beach Cemetery.

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JAMES MURRAY DONALD June 1, 1952 - Feb. 28, 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce that Murray passed away in his sleep early Tuesday morning after a brief battle with cancer. Murray will be dearly missed by the love of his life JoAnn Shelton, his mother Lou, his sister Deana (Barry) Atkins, his brother Mike (Heather), his niece Andrea (Dan) and children Asha and Lennon, his nephews Scott, Myles (fiancé Stephanie), and Matthew, and his niece Shannon. He is also survived and missed by JoAnn’s family - her mother Gladys, her sister Shawnee (Terry), her brother Garry (Brenda), her daughter Sheena (Nathan) Robertshaw and children Gavin and Carys, and her son Chad (Valerie) Ryan. Murray’s love for the outdoors and small towns shaped his life and his role in the family business, while providing a wonderful setting to enjoy his last years with JoAnn, after enduring diabetes and heart disease over the course of his life. Murray finally gave in to cancer after a great retirement sendoff with friends, family, and colleagues only 3 months earlier, altogether too soon and too sudden. He was a great husband, son, brother, friend, and business associate, with a huge amount of integrity, compassion, and love to give. The family and Murray ask that in lieu of cards and flowers please give to the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. We would like to thank Dr. Montgomery and the nursing staff at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for the wonderful care and attention provided to him over the years. A celebration of Murray’s life will be held at a later date.


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Mighty mouse Nicolette Kipling shows off the gold medal she won in Port Alberni with coach Ed Fergusson by her side.

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It’s still early in the game, but earning her first gold medal in the sport of weightlifting has been, well, uplifting for Parksville’s Nicolette Kipling. “Oh yeah — big time,” the good natured fire-cracker confirmed this week when The News caught up with her. Kipling, 21 and a BSS grad, is part of a group of female lifters working with local guru Ed Fergusson who swept their division in Port Alberni Feb. 18 at the A&R Memorial Open. On stage at the Glenwood Center, Kipling garnered gold, and Katie Weisgerber and Heather Bailey, both from Nanaimo CrossFit Club, won silver and bronze respectively in the Women’s 69kg event. “It was great,” said Fergusson, adding “I’ve had people (I train) win medals before, but this is the first time I’ve

ever had them sweep an event.” Kipling lifted 46kg, a personal best, in the snatch event, and 65kg in the clean and jerk. She tried for a new personal best (66kg) — she made the clean but not the jerk. “Had she completed her final lift, she would have won the Women’s Best Lifter Award — it was very close,” said Fergusson. “Altogether a very satisfying day.” Being an open event, Fergusson himself was up against guys in their 20s and 30s — the winner, from the Semi Weight Lifting Club out of White Rock, snatched 9kg and clean and jerked 105kg “and he’s only 15 years old. He turns 16 this month... he’s been lifting for five or six years,” said Fergusson. For those following along at home, Fergusson, who turns 77 in June, did a 51kg snatch and 64kg clean and jerk in Port. “It’s fairly common for me

to be the oldest in the competition by a fair amount, by around 20 years, if I go to the Canadians there are guys from Ontrario and Quebec my age.” A former high school teacher from Edmonton, Fergusson won the 2011 BC Masters Championships in his age group and finished second overall out of a field of 14 lifters as young as 30. He’s been to the Canadians three times — he competed in the World Masters in Ontario when he was 62 and in 1997 he won a Bronze medal in weight lifting at the World Masters Games in Edmonton in 2005. When not hiring himself out as a master carpenter, Fergusson continues to spread the word about his sport of choice, and his team is growing. The youngest of two, Kipling, 21, moved here from Edmonton with her mom and dad when she was 15 and graduated from BSS in

2008. The first time the two crossed paths was at Jim’s Gym in Parksville two years ago. “I was working out in the gym, I had lost a bunch of weight and I was just learning how to do squats, and Ed saw me and came up to me and said hey do you want to know how to do this and I said okay, sure,” she recalled. She said she worked with Fergusson for a good year, and made her debut in the sport at a competition in White Rock just before leaving for Australia where she finished a strong second in the women’s 63kg event. “I was scared — I was so nervous,” she laughed when asked about her first time competing.” It was just me and Ed, nobody knew who I was, and then I made my first lift and everyone started cheering and I was like wooohoooo this is great ...” See KIPLING, page A30

They’ve had a season for the books so far; steam rolling over the competition and the class of the league, but the challenge now is to try and keep the ball rolling for the next month in preparation for their run at the provincials. “It’s tough; we haven’t played for two weeks now,” Oceanside United skipper Dan Mahony said this week when The News caught up with him. The local ladies of soccer where supposed to close out their Mid Island Women’s Soccer League regular season last Sunday in Campbell River against the Bandits but that was shelved because of snow. The week before that last place Campbell River United opted out of making the trip down to Qualicum for their scheduled MIWSL match. Completely understandable considering the outcome that awaited. Assuming they are awarded the win by default — the MIWSL holds its annual year end tournament this weekend in Courtenay — Oceanside United finishes the regular season 12-1-1 overall in the 10-team league’s 2011/2012 season and unbeaten at 7-0 since December and the start of the second season, the BC Cup qualifying round. Their only loss came way back in week one in a game they dominated and the tie was a result of an own-goal. Veteran OU keeper Pam Richer finished the regular season riding a streak of eight straight shutouts and a 10 to her credit. The local side’s last game was a 5-nil win over the CVUSC Revolution in Comox the week before, and the last two wins by default lifts their BC Cup qualifying record to 7-0. Angelina Gasteldello and Natasha Collins torched Comox for two goals apiece, and Taylor Mang added a single in that one. Offensively, the locals have been lights out this season, having scored 42 goals while giving up only three. In the second season OU out scored the opposition 21-0 in five games. Impressive numbers considering this was expected to be a rebuilding year of sorts for Oceanside United, who, under Mahony’s watch have been the class of their league for the past four seasons. This marks their fourth straight MIWSL title and fourth straight trip to the BC’s — last year they travelled to the Mainland and were short-staffed when they were knocked out in the first round by Surrey United. The challenge now he said is finding competitive teams to play exhibition games against. See OU WAITING, page A30


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Baseball makes its return to Springwood Park this weekend as the hometown Royals of the BC Premier Baseball League, one of the most heavily scouted high-school age leagues in North America, take to the field alongside their younger counterparts with the Bantam AAA North Island Blizzard. The two teams have always had a good relationship, but this is the first year the Royals' coaching staff have taken on a mentoring role. The two teams held their first outdoor tryouts of the season last weekend in Comox, and as expected, the benefits of having the young players working on their game next to the boys of the PBL are far-reaching. “We had a great turn-out with 26 Bantam players from all over the North Island attending in addition to the returning Royals,” Oceanside Minor Baseball president and Blizzard coach and booster Mike Parlow said this week. “For a lot of the kids it's the first time being exposed to high level coaching, and these kids soak it up, they really do,” said Parlow. “It’s great — these kids are automatically earmarked to move up and play in the BCPBL. If they go through two years of Bantam AAA they will be

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Her efforts in White Rock actually earned her an invite to try out for the Western Canadians “but I was booked to leave for Australia so I couldn’t go.” That trip abroad with friends, she said, had been planned for some time. She was gone for 13 months and returned home Dec. 7. “I was going to stay two years, but I decided to come home early,” she said, explaining how she had been back less than a week “when I ran into Fergusson and he said “I knew there was a reason I printed off an extra entry form (for the competition in Port).” That was in January and the competition was in February, “so yeah he kicked me into gear and I got back into it. I mean I’m still 20 pounds too heavy but whatever — it’ll come off. Part of a core group of six that train together, Kipling and Fergusson train together twice a week — once in Parksville and once in Nanaimo. Leading up to the last competition she was training about eight hours a week. Asked about her most recent competition she said “there was eight of us that went on a big team bus, and oh my gosh it was so much fun. It definitely got me motivated again to go into the competitions... it was a really good time. The weight lifting community is like its own little family.” Winning a gold medal she said “felt fantastic.

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I carry it in my purse... I’ve been flaunting it everywhere,” she joked. No stranger to sport, Kipling played rugby and high level club volleyball in high school. “My mom worries I’m going to get hurt, but you can hurt yourself crossing the road ...” Asked if she has any goals where the sport is concerned she conceded “it would be kind of cool to go to the Commonwealth Games; I’m still a ways away from that but yeah ...” Asked if she has a nickname, she chuckled and said “Ed calls me Mighty Mouse all the time ...” “He’s a great coach,” she said, adding I told so many people in Australia about my coach, that he’s 77 years old and he’s still lifting weights. It’s nuts,” she laughed, then made the point “he’s in such good shape it’s amazing — unbelievable actually.” At ‘5-foot and almost one’, Kipling may be short in stature but she’s big on heart and humour. “She’s a very enthusiast athlete — she works very hard and she’s a pleasure to work with,” Fergusson said of his student, adding “she may be small, but she’s a very strong girl... it’s just a matter of working on technique. “I don’t do it for the money that’s for sure,” he chuckled when asked about the hours he spends in the gym and quickly confirmed “there’s a great deal of satisfaction helping the people get going.” Your favourite newspaper at the click of a mouse...

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Eclectic art Stevens and Milne to play QBay on the walls Bluegrass duo to perform, offer workshops, this weekend in Coombs, Lighthouse

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One of The Old School House Art Centre’s (TOSH) more innovative fundraisers, Art in the Attic is the year’s best bet for collectors and those looking to make a little cash off of art they no longer want. The annual event runs from March 17 to 30 and provides the most eclectic variety of art ever seen under one roof. TOSH executive director Corrine James said it is a great way for people to get rid of art they no longer love and its a nice way to recoup some funds. “We get everything under the sun. It is fun to come and buy something because prices are reasonable. As the event goes on we lower the prices,” she stated. James said the annual garage sale has had up to 400 pieces come in which are then hung from floor to ceiling in all three galleries. “We have had Rembrandt etchings, a Ted Harrison original painting one year … amazing things; wildlife artist prints, local photographs, we never know what we are going to get,” she admitted. Under the format, sellers get 60 percent and TOSH gets 40 percent. Prices are set by the sellers but James said, when asked, the art house will provide guidance to the worth of particular pieces. On Saturday, March 17 people can bring in the art work from 10 a.m. until noon and after that it is a matter of seeking out a new treasure among the hundreds of pieces on display until March 30. James said sometimes people buy something one year and then bring it back the next year to re-sell it. She agreed it’s a good time to change up your art work because there are some great bargains to be had. “By the end of the second week we are at rock bottom prices.”

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he Mid Island Bluegrass Society (MIBS) has lined up some musical entertainment Sunday, March 11 at the Lighthouse Community Centre in Qualicum Bay for the monthly pancake breakfast. The dynamic bluegrass duo Chris Stevens and John Milne will be live on stage. If you are not a morning person but love your bluegrass, you can catch the two award winning musicians when they perform at the Coombs Hall the night before (Saturday, March 10) with a show at 7 p.m. Stevens who has been performing at the Coombs bluegrass festival since 1981, said he is looking forward to returning to Vancouver Island because there is a great appreciation for bluegrass here. “We are going to tear the house down,” he stated. As a special treat, Stevens and Milne will be giving workshops after the performance during the pancake breakfast. The workshops are $20 each and will follow the MIBS grand finale. If you want to brush up on your banjo skills, there is a lesson from 12 to 1:15 p.m. in the Nordine room. A guitar course goes from 12 to 1:15 on the stage and harmony singing takes place in the Nordine room from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. You can sign up for workshops at info@lighthousebluegrass.com or call 250-752-0383. Stevens is one of the hottest banjo players in the Pacific Northwest and he and Milne play in the Stevens Family Bluegrass Band from Eagle Bay in the interior of B.C. Stevens has recorded for some of the industries most demanding and accomplished jingle houses, producers and artists. Whether on banjo, acoustic guitar, mandolin, dobro or vocals, his instrumental abilities are in high demand. Stevens who has been teaching for over 30 years has been invited to teach workshops all over the world, helping spread the bluegrass ways. When Stevens left Ontario in 1981 and showed up on the West Coast he immediately became a driving force in the B. C., Washington and Oregon bluegrass scene. As a soughtafter banjo stylist, he provided performance and recording duties for bands like Whistlestop, Border Ride, Southern Sounds, Rural Delivery, Backroads and Dusty Acres. Nineteen-ninety proved to be the beginning of the ‘Tumbleweed years’. Stevens, along with his sisters Cathy-Anne Whitworth and Trisha Gagnon, stormed the West Coast music scene with the newly formed band Tumbleweed. The dynamic combo, with the additions of Michael Heiden and Dave Schryver hit the ground running. During the next 10 years, they toured the world playing the leading country/bluegrass festivals and concerts and winning

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Chris Stevens is one of the hottest banjo players in the Pacific Northwest. He will bring his bluegrass stylings to the Coombs Rodeo grounds for a show March 10 and the Lighthouse Community Hall pancake breakfast in Qualicum Bay March 11.

awards for instrument, vocal and album accomplishments including BCCMA album of the year for the album Weedgarden and BCCMA group of the year. Tickets for the March 10 show at the Coombs Hall on the rodeo grounds are $12 at the door. The pancake breakfast performance on March 11 is free and runs from 11 a.m. until noon at the Lighthouse Community Hall in Qualicum Bay.

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The Old School House arts centre in Qualicum Beach is running its annual Art in the Attic event this month.

NANAIMO — If you are feeling nostalgic for the 1980s there are still tickets available for JOURNEY UNAUTHORIZED at the Port Theatre on March 10. JOURNEY UNAUTHORIZED is an

authentic re-creation of the iconic 1980s group whose music defined pop culture. Perry Stevens has performed before more than one million people around

the world and has captured the essence of the Journey vocals with his life-like portrayal of legendary Journey frontman Steve Perry. See JOURNEY, page B2


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Robert Wilde of Qualicum Bay takes advantage of a blustery day on the Parksville waterfront Tuesday on his home-built Beach Buggy, or Land Yacht. He designed the contraption himself and says he loves getting it up to speed. “It’s so much fun. It’s like getting a turbo charge.”

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Ray Potter has played along with such legends as B.B. King and Loverboy. Potter is a 15 year member of the National Academy of Performing Arts and Sciences and votes annually in 11 Grammy Award categories. Damian Mantle is a graduate of the acclaimed Blue Bear School of Music heavily inspired by Journey’s Neal Schon and brings the technical accuracy, passion, and character of Schon to the tribute band. Jimmy Wells showcases and emulates the drum styles of Journey beat for beat while Dave Matthews

displays a justifiably true representation of Ross Valory and the timeless vocal stylings of Gregg Rolie. The show will pay tribute to the sights and sounds of the band of 30 years ago with hits such as Lights, Separate Ways, Who’s Cryin’ Now, Anytime, Open Arms, Anyway You Want it, Faithfully, Wheel In the Sky, and Don’t Stop Believin’. Tickets are at the Port Theatre box office, online at www.porttheatre.com or charge by phone 250754-8550. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show at 7:30 p.m. on Sat., March 10.

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If you love to listen to, learn about, or take part in amazing musical experiences there’s a new music venue in Coombs that is creating some buzz and a party is being thrown this weekend to celebrate its opening. The Soundgarden is located in a former church annex turned music hall on the Coombs fairground property and is a place where musicians can hang out and connect with other music lovers in District 69. Although the venue has been open for acoustic jams, music seminars and clinics for a few weeks now, the founders of the The Soundgarden want make it official and are inviting the public out to a music

Learn how to manage the 50 obligations of an executor Don’t miss this informative session if you are an executor to an estate, want to name someone as your executor, or are concerned about having your wishes carried out. WHEN & WHERE: March 12th from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Qualicum Beach Civic Center | 747 Jones St. Qualicum Beach. GUEST SPEAKER: Susan Benesch | Estate and Trust Advisor | RBC Wealth Management Susan will provide valuable information for executors and families to help them manage the complex technical aspects and family dynamics. HOSTED BY: Jamie Gauthier | Investment Advisor & Financial Planner | RBC Dominion Securities SUBMITTED PHOTO

Guitarists Shawn Tomczyk and Hugh Yardley and percussionist Stewart (no last name provided) rocked it out at a recent jam.

packed grand opening on Saturday, March 10 from 4:30 to 11 p.m. Shelley Beeston and Sharon

Tomczyk are the inspiration behind The Soundgarden. See BRINGING, page B5

ART

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A local artist is contributing her talent in an effort to help patients and their families who are dealing with kidney disease in the province of Alberta. March is kidney health month in Canada and Parksville artist Monk is assisting the renal units at some hospitals in Alberta to create a unique painting. Hospital patients in renal care, doctors, nurses and individuals who have lost loved ones to kidney disease will join MONK and paint a three foot by four foot canvas at some hospitals around the province. MONK said the project got underway this week and will take a couple of years to com-

plete. She said thousands of people will take part in the collaboration and hopefully for some it will be therapeutic. “It will provide an outlet for staff who deal with grief. The painting will be a celebration of what they do and memorialize loved ones,” MONK said from her studio in Edmonton. MONK said she will guide people as they add their paint strokes to a canvas with Mount Edith Cavell in the background and the painting will travel to various renal units in Alberta. She said there is significance in choosing the mountain located in Jasper National Park because it was named in 1916 for the English nurse and spy executed by the Germans

during the First World War for having helped allied soldiers escape from occupied Belgium to the Netherlands, in violation of military law. MONK has been doing commemorative art works involving group participation painting for many years. When on Vancouver Island the artist frequently paints in public outside her home studio on Rathtrevor Beach, at the Craig Street Tuesday evening market in Parksville and in the Monk Art Gallery and Studio in Parksville. People often seek MONK out because she encourages young and old to paint with her and add their signatures to her works of art.

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Bringing musicians together CONTINUED FROM PAGE B3

The pair see the building as a learning space as well as an intimate music venue for house-style concerts. Beeston said their goal is to bring musicians together and inspire those who want to get involved in the music scene. Tomczyk said it is a place for musicians and singers of all skill levels and Saturday’s event has a wide variety of talent from jazz to rock. At 5 p.m. The Enablers will get the party started with danceable rock, reggae, blues and country covers. At 6 p.m. the Qualicum Beach Middle School band jazz combo takes to the stage. Butterside Down will play a mix of originals and covers of folk and rock tunes at 7 p.m. Counting Time with Sharon Tomczyk, Hugh Yardley and Chris Raines play up beat contemporary blues rock staring at 8 p.m. Shelly Beeston, who has been the lead singer for local rock group Baby Jane for 15 years, will perform some original tunes unplugged with and Robert Pegg at 9 p.m. The night will end with an open stage jam where everyone is welcome to jam out the night in style. Tomczyk said they have already had some awesome jams and everyone is feeling good about the new space.

“Its been great. We have had lots of people dropping in and asking questions and coming to the jams. Some things will take time to build ... but so far we are ecstatic with the response we have had,” said Tomczyk. The grand opening

March 10 gets going at 4:30 p.m. with an official ribbon cutting. All activities scheduled for the venue are listed on the website at www.thesoundgarden.org. You can also find updates on their Facebook page.

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902 Kasba Circle, French Creek $219,000 • All new maple kitchen cabinetry with granite counter tops, fresh paint and flooring, new forced air furnace • RV parking and beautifully landscaped • On its own land

Rupert Road, Qualicum Beach $999,000 • 35.5 acre property • Great private acreage • 2 minutes to Downtown Qualicum Beach

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1570 Juan De Fuca Blvd., French Creek $339,900 • New kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths • Large fully fenced yard with plenty of RV parking • Wired, detached workshop - heated and insulated

2020 Pierpont Road, Virginia Estates $489,000 • Great “Guy” Garage • 2.5 Acres in Virginia Estates • 4 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms, over 3200 Sq. Ft. • Numerous out buildings

164 Marks Ave, Parksville $249,000 • Detached 400 sqft 220 wired and heated workshop • All new kitchen cabinetry & both bathrooms, 2 bedrooms an a den • Fully fenced with RV parking

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• The best location in Craig Bay! Bright 2301 sqft 2 bedroom /3 bath

• Spacious 2192 sqft 4 bed ranch-style, country kitchen, family room

• Spacious elegance! 2876 sqft 3 bedrm/3 bath on a quiet cul-de-sac

• Family room, FP, 2 spacious bedrms each with its own en-suite bath

• High ceiling vault, unique architectural features and fine finishings

• 1 bedrm cottage style home w/ separate driveway & privacy fencing

• Commanding ocean, beach, island & mountain views fr most rooms

• New flooring, jetted soaker tub, private deck, kitchen with nook area

• Kitchen w/nook, gas FP, ocean view master suite w/stylish ensuite

• Detached powered shop with 2 rooms (office space or guest rooms)

• Vaulted cedar ceilings, floor-ceiling stone FP, family room w/wet bar

• Lots of storage, main level patio, secured/gated 55+ complex

• End unit with patio and privacy fence, garden area, double garage

• Fenced 1.2 acre lot, near Englishman River Park, hiking/biking trails

• Atrium, large kitchen, decks/patio, .44 acre landscaped, steps to beach

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• 1640 sqft 3 bed rancher on .53 acre in Little Qualicum Estuary area

• Two one-level homes in top notch condition on fenced 5.33 acres

• Vaulted ceiling, 2 fireplaces, family room, & delightful hot tub room

• Some updating incl: new roof, new gas hot water heater, & new paint

• Lrg sunken family room w/cathedral ceiling; large living/dining room

• 2350 sqft 4 bed /2 bath w/upgrades, great room, family room, FP

• Wrap-around deck overlooks the bay, RV pkg, in-house workshop

• Enclosed sunroom, covered deck, walk-thru kitchen, detached shop

• Extensive upgrades include: roof, furnace, windows, and electrical

• 1064 sqft 2 bed + den/2 bath, wood floors, woodstove, heat pump

• .48 acre, quiet no thru road, minutes to marina, golf, & walking trails

• .14 acre, low maintenance, south exposed, fenced, shed with power

• Beautiful yard w/ gardens, pond, paths, south facing deck w/hot tub

• Patios off both, garage, workshop/storage, set up as a hobby farm

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• Completely renovated 3772 sqft 3 bedroom w/tranquil ocean views

• Inviting 1760 sqft 3 bedroom sitting atop a natural rock outcropping

• Light & bright 1036 sqft 2 bed corner unit w/fully fenced backyard

• Spacious kitchen w/ nook, large dining/ living room w/ gas fireplace

• Large windows w/gorgeous views of the bay, islands, Georgia Strait

• High vaulted ceilings, spacious living area with a gas FP, office/den

• Dining room, patio, main bath w/new vanity, fixtures & tile flooring

• New carpets, fresh paint, master bedroom with oversized WI closet

• Kitchen with cherry cabinets, hardwood floors, solarium/eating area

• Kitchen w/ heated slate floors, granite tiled counters, updated appl’s

• Great opportunity for first time home owners or those downsizing

• 2 patios, garage w/shelving & workshop area, pets OK, & low strata

• Architectural detailing, family room, huge media room, & office/den

• 2 patios, detached garage w/separate room (w/plumbing), .52 acre

• Located 2 blocks from Parksville’s sandy beach & the center of town

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• Surrounded by natural beauty! Spacious 2980 sqft 3 bed/2 den/3 bath

• Charming 2160 sqft 3 bedrm rancher on 1st fairway of course

• New 2158 sqft 3 bedrm craftsman style home on fenced .43 acre

• Beautiful 2045 sqft 3 bed/2 bath home w/stunning far reaching views

• Great plan for families/retirees who need extra room, huge family room

• Versatile floor plan, many design features, den, & family room

• Spacious island kitchen, main level master with luxurious ensuite

• Replaced windows & roof, heat pump, waterfront access across street

• Sunroom, hot tub, Master suite w /lrg walk in closet & jetted soaker tub

• Island kitchen with greenhouse-style nook, huge deck, hot tub

• Many extras, wrap around verandas with Mount Arrowsmith views

• Hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, large picture windows, 2 fireplaces

• Fenced private 1.62 acres w/veranda, south exposure, fire pit, gardens

• .32 acre, sprinkler system, beautiful gardens w/pond & bridge

• Detached garage/shop, near shopping, schools, and walking trails

• 1500+ sqft of patios/decks, near Fairwinds Golf Course and the marina

$449,800

$579,900

LOCATION & PRIVACY $599,000

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3883 MELROSE ROAD • 0.23 acre lot, community water • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Private yard, RV parking

1778 ADMIRAL TRYON ROAD

• 3 bedroom Ocean View rancher • Prestigious Admiral’s Point location • Beach access across the road • Backs onto bird sanctuary and trails

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356 HACKBERRY, PARKSVILLE New Parkswest Construction home in popular Maple Glen, open plan with 2 bedrooms and den. The kitchen has a pantry and open to the great room with cozy fireplace. 2-5-10 Home Warranty.

$374,500

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• Executive 1,700 sqft. rancher • 3 beds, 2 baths, great room • 3 outdoor patios for entertaining

• Rectangular shape, treed • Quiet area • Small cabin + old bus included • 1336 Middlegate Road

$450,000

$250,000

Aaron Nicklen

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1022 SUNRISE DRIVE, CHARTWELL

• 2001 built, 1709 sq/ft, 3 bed/2 bath rancher. • Beautifully maintained inside & out. • Sunny, southern exposed back yard, fully fenced, irrigated. • Natural Gas heating, hot water, fireplace & BBQ. • Hardi Plank siding & Fiberglass Shingle roof.

$389,000

John Milroy

GOLF COURSE RETIREMENT! • Energy efficient & cozy! • Three bedrooms plus bonus room • Easy care yard backing onto golf course • Cul-de-sac minutes to walking beach

Betsy/Fran $435,000

Betsy & Fran

ONCE IN A LIFETIME Very special waterfront property on Parksville Bay. Walk-on sandy beachfront, over 1/2 acre zoned tourist commercial with existing residential use. Character home and cottage. Please call Roland Wickett, Managing Broker, or any of our representatives for details.

$1,200,000

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250 RUPERT E. ROAD

• Charming 2+ bdrm, 3 bath character home – bring your ideas! • Located just steps from the Village of Qualicum Beach

• 3300 sqft., including 700 sqft. suite • 0.98 Acre, 4 years young • Close to town centre

$314,900

$769,900

John Barnum

Ian Mackay

644 JOHNSTONE ROAD • 3 bedroom/2 bath 2280 sq ft home • Nicely updated, peek-a-boo ocean views • Features newer roof, security system, workshop • Conveniently located near beach, golf & marina

$379,900

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Over 18 acres of total privacy! This is a wonderful estate property in a very quiet area with paved road and hydro to the lot line. The mature trees are parklike! Approved septic and drilled well in place. Lovely building sites in your dream home and small pond and walking trails.

$96,500

$699,000

$355,000

Adrianne Meyer

OPPORTUNITY NOW! • Prime downtown location • 4 lots - .78 acre • Approved and zoned for 7 units • Foreclosure - Bring an Offer!

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898 LAKES BLVD, MORNINGSTAR

• Deluxe 1755 sqft 2 bedroom with • 2 ensuite bathrooms • Huge vaulted ceilings, in-floor radiant heating, gas fireplace • Lovely combination of hardwood & ceramic tile floors

$329,900

John Milroy

Mark Anderson

Offered at $749,000

This 3 bed and 3 bath home with over 2800 sq. ft. on 2 levels is situated on a .37 acre south facing lot backing on to a greenbelt. Built in 1999, the home was recently updated with granite, hardwood, S/S appliances, B.I. cabinetry around F.P. and more. Lower level has a media room and hobby room and for the handyman a 225 sq. ft. workshop. www.carolefulton.com Carole Fulton See for more photo’s.

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1799 Dunwurkin Way $389,000

• 2930 sq. Ft. mountain view home • 3 bdrms, 4 bthrms • Fully developed, unauthorized inlaw suite with separate entrance, hydro meter & septic • 2.5 acre property MLS # 317428 • detached 28’ x 26’ work shop

• 1565 sq ft Main Level Entry Home • 3 bdrms, 2 bthrms • Panoramic Ocean Views • Private Setting • Zoning allows for 2 dwellings, not subdividable MLS # 327431

• 3164 sq. ft. Main Level Entry Home • 2 bdrms, 3 bthrms • separate guest quarters • Private Setting • 1400 sq. ft. of decks • tons of storage area MLS # 324667

• 2051 sq. ft. • 3 bdrms, 3 bthrms • Mountain & Ocean Views • Large walk in pantry & stainless steel appliances • New Home Warranty MLS # 328279

1749 Abbey Road $269,000

1678 Meadowood Way $599,000

1738 Martini Way $359,900

#105 – 750 Memorial Ave. $220,000

1647 Abbey Road $389,900

• 904 sq. ft. ground level suite • 2 bdrms, 2 bthrms • Seniors Assisted Living at Hawthorne Place • Warm friendly, family feel • Hot nutritious dinner served daily • Weekly light house keeping service & laundry of linens & towels • In the heart of Qualicum Beach MLS # 329747

• 1680 sq. ft. main level entry home • 3 bdrms, 3 bthrms • Garage has clean epoxy finished floors • Home is wired for Generator back up • 0.70 acre fully fenced yard

1866 Taylor Walk $399,900 + HST

1550 Pady Place $214,900 + HST

1586 Pady Place $110,000 + HST

• 2351 sq. ft. main level entry home • Unfinished basement • 3 bdrms, 2 bthrms • New Home Warranty • Under Construction MLS # 329796 • 1.41 acre riverfront lot

• 1063 sq. ft. main level entry home • 2 bdrms, 2 bthrms • New Home Warranty • Under Construction • 0.28 acre riverfront lot MLS # 330176

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• 1925 sq. ft. • 3 bdrms, 2 bthrms • New Home Warranty • 0.52 acre property • single car garage

MLS # 330635

Visit our website to view a virtual tour of this home! • 3149 sq. ft. main level entry home • 4 bdrms, 4 bthrms • oversized double garage & detached shop with 200 amp service • spring fed pond • hot tub • Separate well for irrigation MLS # 328666

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• 1500 sq. ft. rancher • 3 bdrms, 2 bthrms • Single car garage • New Home Warranty • Under Construction • 0.91 acre riverfront lot

MLS # 329794

• 2053 sq. ft. main level entry home • 3 bdrms, 2 bthrms • Mountain views • 21’ x 12’ indoor workshop MLS # 326875

• 912 sq. ft. • 2 bdrms, 2 bthrms • 0.47 acre • Fully fenced yard • New Home Warranty

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• 1365 sq. ft. main level entry home to lock up stage • 3 bdrms, 2 bthrms • 0.31 acre riverfront lot MLS # 323876


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• 3 bedroom home approx 2330 square feet with self contained 1 bedroom in law suite • Walking distance to downtown Parksville with elementary and middle schools close by. • Large fenced yard with southern exposure on quiet side street with tree lined boulevard.

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316 Crescent Road West, Qualicum Beach • Charming 2 bedroom home with lots of upgrades • Ocean view home - walk to town and beach • This is one home you will want to see See PICTURES@www.mariannekeilty.com

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925 Fishermans Circle

Monte Vista Estates - Qualicum Beach • Beautiful rural estate acreages from 5 to 10 acres • Amazing mountain views in a new quality controlled subdivision • Walk to town location – visit www.montevista.ca

• Beautiful 2521 sq ft • 3 bed/ 3 bath home in French Creek • Close to the Morningstar Golf Course!

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$379,900

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$399,900

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443 Pioneer Crescent, Parksville

• 2870 sq ft walk out basement rancher • Totally redecorated with lots of new updates • Great room open floor plan with suite potential

• 1800+ sq.ft. one of a kind funky west coast home • 4 beds, spiral staircase, sunken living with stone hearth • Walk to town, park, pool and all schools!

• Beautiful estate size property in the heart of Parksville • 1370 sq. ft. 2 bedroom 2 bath home on landscaped lot • This picturesque property is one you will want to see See PICTURES@www.mariannekeilty.com

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661 Belyea Road, Qualicum Beach • Great ocean view with beach access just down the road • Large picture windows, cathedral ceiling, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and rec room • Quiet and sought after location close to walking trails, ample RV parking.

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Over 2000 sq.ft., gorgeous kitchen, great room concept plus bonus room with bathroom upstairs. Very private south backyard. Open House Sat. March 10th 1-3 @ 1120 Miraloma Drive. Call Karen @ 250-248-7612

• OCEAN VIEW! Short stroll to beach access. • 5 year old quality built home, preferred area, newly landscaped low maintenance yard • 9 foot ceilings, hardwood flooring, cherry cabinets, 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, A must to view

• Spotless 1500 sq.ft. rancher on 6.94 acres • Great country kitchen, full 7.5’ basement, huge deck • Located within walking distance of Qualicum Beach

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$464,900

127 Alberni Highway Parksville 250-248-4321 • 1-800-224-5838

$469,900

Great Value at $559,000

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QUALICUM BAY — For many years now the Qualicum Bay Lions Club has risen to the task of helping the Errington Therapeutic Riding Association with financial assistance. This year is no exception and at a regular meeting recently, Hannah Coulson presented George Dusseault, president of the Qualicum Bay Lions Club, with a plaque of appreciation, along with many thanks for the clubs continued support of the ETRA. The group has been in existence for some 22 years and also relies on a host of volunteers to help with their organization. The ETRA now have a new home at Pyramid Stables in Lantzville. The Qualicum Bay Lions Club has a priority to help local organizations that are giving back to the community. The club has 30 members who are involved in fundraising throughout the year, as well as receiving many donations. — Submitted by Qualicum Bay Lions Club

he Bible is not a collection of doctrines. er been looked at that way before. It’s not a listing of truths you have to People are always looking at you .. someagree with. It’s God speaking to you, to times staring .. but you’ve known ... they’ve me, to all people, through the lives of some By Craig Tufts never really seen you. But this man ... as he very imperfect human beings ... and one exlooks at you ... you realize ... you know ... he traordinary exception. sees you. He really sees you. Let me show you. And then he says ... “Zacchaeus, come You have fallen short your whole life. You down out of that tree .. I want to come to your have fallen short from what you have wanted house today.” or hoped, in your thoughts, and actions, and Next thing you know ... you are giving away feelings. But you have found ways to deal money. with this. You have just let things go. Jesus entered Jericho and was passing You have taken control by going on the ofthrough. And behold, there was a man named fense, making your voice and presence a force to be reck- Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. And he oned with. You find the faults and flaws in everyone, that was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the most people seem to miss, that enable you to see no one crowd he could not, because he was small in stature. So as better than you. No one, really, any different. he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to You have achieved a kind of balance with your short- see him, for he was about to pass that way. And when Jeness ... and are making a kind of life with it. A life that en- sus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacables you to be comfortable with your shortness. chaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house You are Zacchaeus. And like Zacchaeus, one day you today.” So he hurried and came down and received him joystart to hear about this man named Jesus. A man so kind fully. And when they saw it, they all grumbled, “Jesus has and gentle with those who are looked down upon, and so gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” And Zachard with judgmental religious people. chaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of You become curious. Can anybody really be that good? my goods I give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone You hear you might be able to see him, hear him for of anything, I restore it fourfold.” And Jesus said to him, “Toyourself. But something in you is warning you .. don’t go. day salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son So you tell yourself ... you will go ... because you will see of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save through him, find the faults and flaws others haven’t. the lost.” [Luke 19:1-10 (English Standard Version ... used It turns out to be more difficult than you thought. by permission)] No one wants to let you in. You seen an opening, and “I am the light of the world. someone blocks it. Finally you literally climb over everyWhoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will body to see. have the light of life.” – Jesus [John 8:12 (ESV)] Pastor Craig Tufts, Our Saviour Lutheran Just in time to see Jesus. Coming from around the corChurch, Parksville ner. He gets to you, he stops, and looks at you. You’ve nev-


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Lefebvre to speak in Port PORT ALBERNI — Parksville city councillor Marc Lefebvre will be a speaker at a Port Alberni Chamber of Commerce luncheon this month. Lefebvre will deliver the state of Parksville address and answer questions about where the cty is heading these days. That will take place at noon, Wed.,March 14 at the Alberni Golf Club. — Alberni Valley News/Black Press

Eagle tree cut down CAMPBELL RIVER — The City of Campbell River is working with the provincial conservation office and the Ministry of Environment to investigate the felling of an active bald eagle nest tree on the morning of Feb. 27. A Douglas fir tree, which was registered in the provincial nest tree data base, was cut down in a residential area located on the ridge south of Rockland Road in Campbell River. In a 2010 provincial report, in the Willow Point area of Campbell River, all the known nest trees in two nesting territories have been cut down. The report adds between 1990 and 1999 from Qualicum Beach to Campbell River, 17 of 253 known nest trees were lost. — Campbell River Mirror/Black Press

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CHRIS STEVENS AND JOHN MILNE Bluegrass night. 7-10pm Tix: $12 at door. Coombs Hall

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