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Stargazers push for dark skies Initiative focused on connection to natural wonders, reducing greenhouse gases and saving tax dollars BY TOBY GORMAN THE NEWS BULLETIN

The stars have aligned for a group of Nanaimo residents interested in protecting the night sky from light pollution. Members of Nanaimo’s Dark Sky Project met for the first time last week to consider establishing a steering committee dedicated to educating people about the night sky and the benefits of preserving it. Garland Coulson, president of the Nanaimo Astronomy Club, which helped spearhead the project, said reducing light pollution is as much about staying connected to natural

wonders as about saving taxpayers’ money and reducing greenhouse gases. “We have three objectives, and those are to work with our local government, work with stakeholders like local business, and participate in public outreach programs to educate people, especially school children, on the importance of preserving our night skies,” said Coulson. “In urban areas, night skies are almost all but forgotten.” He cites 911 calls made in San Francisco in the 1990s after a major earthquake. With power outages throughout the city, residents thought a silver cloud was the result of the disaster and reported it to officials. “It was the Milky Way,” said Coulson.

A major project already on the radar of Nanaimo Dark Sky Project is to work with the city to establish Westwood Lake as a Dark Sky Park, with the intent of being sanctioned by the International Dark-Sky Association. “Westwood Lake is bordered by hills and is at a higher elevation, so it’s not as affected as other nearby areas by light pollution,” said Coulson. “We already do star walks there, which allows us to show people various features in the night sky like constellations using a laser beam. It’s very cool.” ◆ See ‘WESTWOOD’ /4

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Venus and Jupiter are seen approaching less than three degrees apart (upper left) in an image taken Thursday from Westwood Lake. A group of area residents has created the Nanaimo Dark Sky Project and is suggesting Westwood Lake as a Dark Sky Park. The group has a meeting planned for March 31 at the Beban Park Social Centre to discuss the project.

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Teachers talk about response Teachers from across the province are debating a response to Bill 22, the Education Improvement Act, at the B.C. Teachers’ Federation’s annual general meeting. Bill 22, introduced three weeks ago and passed into law Thursday, suspends strike action by teachers, appoints a mediator to facilitate bargaining and introduces a new $165-million Learning Improvement Fund to help teachers meet complex needs in their classrooms. The AGM wraps up today (March 20). Derek DeGear, president of the Nanaimo District Teachers’ Association, said Monday he expects a plan for collective action will be decided by the roughly 700 delegates today (March 20), which he believes will then be taken back to locals for a vote. “Right now we’re debating all of the options,” he said. “We haven’t reached a conclusion yet.”

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School repair projects to move forward BY JENN McGARRIGLE THE NEWS BULLETIN

Classroom renovations, boiler upgrades and other repairs to school facilities will go forward. Trustees g ave preliminary approval Wednesday to the list of building maintenance projects the district will undertake over the next year using its $2.6-million annual facilities grant funding. The grant is a special fund the province gives to districts for maintenance work. Pete Sabo, the district’s director of planning and operations, said the district had about $11 million in repair requests from schools.

“It doesn’t represent our total need,” he said. “It’s a real balancing act, to see that we’re recognizing and addressing the highest needs.” A portion of the work, such as $875,000 in re-roofing projects and $100,000 in exterior painting, is done in the good weather months and when schools are out for the summer, but repair projects are completed year-round by about seven full-time tradespeople. “We hire temporary employees that we bring back for the summer,” Sabo added. Big ticket projects this year include roof replacements, $125,000 in flooring replacements, $150,000

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Anyone who owns an old house knows what it can cost to bring electrical, plumbing, roofing and structural components back up to snuff as the home gets on in years. Restoring a 119-year-old building the size of St. Andrew’s United Church, which has stood on the corner of Fitzwilliam and Wesley Streets since 1893, is a downright onerous task for the congregation. In early 2010, the congregation started a campaign to raise $750,000 to repair and renovate the church from its foundations to its steeples. So far the church raised about $250,000, which is being spent on the most needed repairs about as fast as the cash comes in. The steeples are getting new metal shingles in August at a cost of about $100,000 and fundraising has literally heated up the church interior, thanks to a new $25,000 gas system that replaced an old oil-fired boiler. “It was an old, ancient oil burner, probably from the 1920s, so it’s kind of nice now,” said Gaylord Merkel, campaign chairman. “Hopefully we’ll save a little money in heat with the new system.” But there is still a very long and expensive to-do list of items waiting to be checked off. The $100,000 being spent to replace the church’s roof shingles will only cover the steeples. Much more money must be raised to shingle the rest of the roof. Much of the money collected so far has come from local musicians and artists who perform at the church and donate admission proceeds. Congregation members give regularly through a monthly donation program and the church’s catering group is raising cash to rebuild the church’s kitchen through its catering services. St. Andrew’s is one of only a

few old churches constructed in North America with sanctuaries built diagonally within the structure. This architectural feature allows for amphitheatre-style seating plus excellent natural lighting and acoustic qualities that make St. Andrew’s a choice venue for the Nanaimo Concert Band, Nanaimo Conservatory of Music, several choirs, a host of other performers and the Harbour City Photography Club. Short has a list of performances and events booked into the summer and fall, plus the church opens its doors to summer tourism, especially when outdoor events are happening in the Old City Quarter. “When the cruise ships come in we open our doors and put out refreshments and bring people in,” Short said. “We’ve had people from the cruise ships actually going up and singing and performing and making donations.” Short said such impromptu open mike sessions raise quite a bit of money, but also keep the church open and connected with the community. “We’re just a member of the community and that facility is just unbelievable for many things,” Short said. “It’s used. It’s hard for us to squeeze in all our events. The weddings – don’t even get me started on all the weddings coming up.” The rich tones of a pipe organ set the ambience for big weddings and donations and the continual search for replacement parts will hopefully keep the church’s aging instrument from sighing its last wheeze through its leaking air box. “There’s no small items,” Short said. “Everything is triple digits. The carpet, the organ. Being an antique, it’s hard to find the parts.” To learn more, please go to www.standrewsunitednanaimo.ca. photos@nanaimobulletin.com

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Westwood suggested as Dark Sky Park night sky. It has also established strict criteria to create official dark sky parks and reserves. The Nanaimo Dark Sky Project has a similar focus on a local level. City statistics indicate 38 per cent of N a n a i m o ’s e n e r g y budget is street lights, unnecessarily burning taxpayer money and greenhouse gases, said Coulson. In Calgary, retrofits to streetlights saved $11 million in energy costs, while Santa Rosa, with a population of 167,396 people, removed 6,000

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lights, said Coulson, doesn’t mean a rise in crime. “The majority of crime is done during the day,� he said. “According to FBI statistics, 27.9 per cent of crime happens at night. If someone is going to break into my house, it will be while I’m away at work during the day. The public perception is if you turn out the light we’ll have crime and anarchy. That’s just not the case.� In Belgium, citizens there celebrate an annual Night of Darkness. In 2005, about 20,000 people participated and on streets where lights were turned off, no crime was reported. One car was stolen during the celebration, but on a street where the lights remained on. When a blackout hit Detroit in 2003, police reported a decrease in crime. “Light pollution is a growing problem worldwide,� said Coulson. “If you look at satellite photos, we’re losing more and more of our dark areas. It’s becoming critical and people don’t realize it.� Last O c t o b e r, N a n a i m o re s i d e n t Fiona MacInnes approached council concerned about excessive light pollution emanating from a mall across the road from her house, wor-

ried that a larger sign the mall had applied for would increase the problem. The mall got its sign, but the new committee brightens MacInnes’s outlook on the subject. “It’s excellent,� she said. “The time has come to be aware of what we’re doing to our environment that way, and at least there is now more than a single individual out there who is concerned about this.� To h e l p e d u c at e Nanaimo residents, the Nanaimo Dark Sky Project will host a public outreach session at the Beban Park Social Centre March 31, and will also give a presentation on light pollution April 28 at the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library. While improving health, saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions are part of the groups’ mandate, instilling wonder in the universe that surrounds us is also a motive. “We want to get kids interested in science and get them involved at a young age,� said Coulson. “There are so many things that aren’t real like video games they spend so much time on. But rocks and trees and stars are real, and science jobs are good paying jobs. We just want to present that opportunity to the public.� reporter2@nanaimobulletin.com

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Upgrade in works for park shelter, washroom I MAFFEO SUTTON facility improvements go with Spirit Square. BY TOBY GORMAN THE NEWS BULLETIN

Maffeo Sutton Park, the city’s most popular events location, is about to get $90,000 in improvements. The first upgrade, which has already begun, is $30,000 in renovations to the park’s

washrooms, which will include the installation of floor and wall tiles, new concrete countertops and sinks, new toilets and urinals, new partitions and doors, accessible grab bars and improved heating and ventilation systems. “It didn’t make sense to spend all of that money on the Spirit Square, then have the washrooms in the poor condition they’re in,” said Ian Blackwood, the city’s manager of facilities maintenance and construction. “We think any

money invested in the washroom facility right now is money well spent.” The money comes from capital funds put aside by the city for a park-planning process. When council took back a portion of land at Maffeo Sutton Park originally intended to be given to Millenium Suro for a condo development – part of the failed deal for a conference centre hotel – it had to revise its park plan to include that land. That new plan could include

an entirely new washroom facility at Maffeo Sutton Park, which is why everything but the new floor tiles can be removed and installed elsewhere. The second improvement includes lowering the blue Spirit Square covering by 1.4 metres and adding windshields to the side of the structure. Trucks will still be able to pass under the covering, but the lower top and retractable shields will improve protection from the elements, ultimately providing more options for per-

formances and special events. The cost for that work is estimated at $60,000. “We’re still researching the shield portion, but reducing the height is actually a fairly quick process,” said Blackwood. “The goal is to encourage more use, and give user groups more flexibility.” The Spirit Square renovation is expected to be completed by June. The city received a $500,000 provincial grant in 2008 to create the Spirit Square. reporter2@nanaimobulletin.com

Zoning adjusted for Old City neighbourhood BY TOBY GORMAN THE NEWS BULLETIN

Nanaimo’s Old City neighbourhood could receive a few personalized amendments to the city’s new zoning bylaw to help preserve its historic appeal and established community roots. In the summer, city council passed Zoning Bylaw 4500, a sweeping new document designed to encourage urban population infilling, while simplifying the city’s zoning categories. Part of that bylaw i n cl u d e d re d u c i n g allowable lot sizes, encouraging two-storey (seven-metre) carriage houses, and allowing duplexes on cor ner lots. The Nanaimo Old City Association said that jeopardized the atmosphere of heritage homes in the neighbourhood and submitted a request to return to the previous zoning bylaw. “We surveyed the approximate 365 homes before the new zoning bylaw was implemented and two-thirds of homeowners that responded said they desired a return to Bylaw 4000,” said Andrea Blakeman, NOCA spokeswoman. Blakeman said many h o m e ow n e r s we r e concerned about carriage houses overlooking previously private backyards, as well as the possibility of large duplexes situated on corner lots where heritage homes once stood. “We consider duplexes on corner lots of 700 to 1,000 square metres really a wrong fit in this neighbourhood,” she said. Council earlier obliged by agreeing to a reduction in the R1-b zoning area to a mini-

mum lot size of 500 square metres (NOCA originally asked for 600 square metres) as well as the removal of the 450-square-metre minimum lot size with lane access to be included in R1-b zoning, a subzone designed specifically to regulate a portion of the Old City nteighbourhood. It also agreed carriage home heights be reduced from seven metres to 4.5-5.5 metres. On Monday, the association fought to implement its final request of excluding 16 corner lots in the neighbourhood from potential duplexes. It succeeded, but with that amendment forcing a revision to the bylaw, NOCA will have to wait until council meets again to vote on the first two readings.

“I really believe that we should be able to put forward a motion that will take duplexes on those 16 lots out of the equation,” said Coun. Fred Pattje. “That way, we have done our duty to the Old City neighbourhood.” Mayor John Ruttan said he appreciates the work residents put into restoring the charm of the neighbourhood through renovations and updates, and that “the form and character of the Old City is important to me.” Coun. Jim Kipp, however, expressed concern that single-family residential homes reduce opportunities for people to live in the neighbourhood. “One of my concerns is that single family neighbourhoods, and I’ll go to the monoculture of the north end,

it becomes very monocultured,” Kipp said. “One of the things I like about a mix of housing in areas is people can afford different types of housing. Duplexes are still a form of housing ... and if it’s such a nice area it would ultimately give someone the opportunity to move into a nicer area of town. With that said, I’ve always supported the neighbourhoods and the concepts of neighbourhoods and how they work.” Andrew Tucker, director of planning and development, said the city will work with the association to establish guidelines to maintain for m and character of the Old City neighbourhood in infill settings where permits may be sought for various forms of housing, including coach and

laneway housing. Council passed the motion 6-3 to amend the bylaw to exclude duplexes from the R1-b zone in the Old City neighbourhood, leaving staff to rewrite the bylaw with the amendment and bring it back March 26. reporter2@nanaimobulletin.com

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Lawyer’s talk highlights Douglas Treaties BY BRUCE PATTERSON

ties of Vancouver Island. Her talk – 7-8:30 p.m., in Building 355, Room 203 – is the final presentation prior to the Vancouver Island Treaties Conference VIU is co-hosting with Snuneymuxw First Nation May 10-11. For more than 30 years, Mandell has been one of the major thinkers and influential actors in the area of law involving Aboriginal and treaty rights.

Well-known Aboriginal and treaty rights lawyer Louise Mandell will speak at Vancouver Island University today (March 20) on Litigating the Douglas Treaties. Mandell is among a group of panelists with extensive background on First Nations issues who will offer a broad perspective on the Pre-Confederation Trea-

She has worked as a litigator on behalf of numerous First Nations clients and has been involved in several high-profile court cases, including many of those involving rights guaranteed under the 19th century Vancouver Island (Douglas) Treaties. Her work has served to structure the environment in which discussions on Aboriginal rights and title occur today.

The May conference will bring together people from a variety of vantage points – First Nations, academic, various levels of government, industry, the public and others. The overarching theme of the conference is The Pre-Confederation Treaties of Vancouver Island – Fulfilling Treaty Promises and Living in Treaty Relationships. Four main sub-themes were

selected for special consideration: Honouring the Spirit and Intent of the Pre-Confederation Treaties of Vancouver Island – The Challenges of Treaty Interpretation; Charting a New Course for Treaty Implementation; the Pre-Confederation Treaties of Vancouver Island and Decision Making. Registration is not required but space is limited.

Ottawa slashes student job offices BY CHRIS BUSH

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Canada’s student summer employment offices have been chopped by federal government costcutting. The Ministry of Human Resources and Skills Development will no longer be funding Service Canada Centre’s for Youth. The services handled by the seasonal offices will continue through existing Service Canada offices and online. The government will also add online resources to help young people find jobs. The government cited a continual decline in visits to the centres as one of the main reasons for the closures. Alyson Queen, spokeswoman for Diane Finley, human resources minister’s office, said in an e-mail that youth across the country told the government they want to access more government services online, which included help with job searches and resumé writing. Cutting the centres, which operated and employed students in the summer for more than 40 years, will save about $6.5 million annually, but the closures are drawing criticism with youth unemployment pegged at 14.5 per cent nationally in January – almost double the non-student unemployment rate. Jean Crowder, Nanaimo-Cowichan NDP MP and

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Study identifies heavy workload for custodians

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Building updates on city’s website Chances are you’ve probably driven or walked past a new development in your neighbourhood and wondered what it was going to be. You don’t have to wonder anymore. The City of Nanaimo has established a new feature on its website that details new development applications and projects that have been submitted to the city simply by clicking on the location provided. The address, status and brief description of the development are all included in the synopsis. To see what new construction is taking place in your neighbourhood, visit www. nanaimo.ca/ whatsbuilding.

and site visits, and maintaining current staffing levels. While some areas for improvement were identified, such as in dusting, the report concluded there are no health BY JENN McGARRIGLE and safety concerns for either THE NEWS BULLETIN custodians or school occupants with existing staffing. Nanaimo school district cusJamie Brennan, school board todians have a higher work- chairman, said trustees asked load than several comparable staff to look into acquiring districts, but a review of the floor scrubbing machines for department suggests maintain- all schools – the machines are only in some schools – so ing existing staffing levels. The review was ordered employees can do a better job after the school board voted with less physical effort or last spring to increase the injuries. The cost is estimated at square footage per custodian as a money-saving measure around $100,000. The workload of and concerns were the two supervisors raised about whether will also be examcustodians would be ined, said Brennan, able to keep schools as they were doing adequately clean. many administrative The reduction of 1.4 or clerical duties that janitors saved the discould be absorbed by trict about $74,000. other staff, and disA consultant comtrict officials will pared Nanaimo to look into the worksimilar districts, load to see if there r e c e ive d s u r ve y FARINO is a way to better disresponses from 25 tribute the work. school principals, “We want to make it as fair made site inspections of six schools, and received input as possible,” said Brennan. “In from departments, schools and the end, [the review] certainly showed we’re getting good CUPE. The findings include: that value for what we’re spending local custodians have the sec- in the area of custodial serond highest square metre per vices.” Ron Farino, president of custodian ratio and the lowest number of employees when CUPE local 606, said he had compared with five other dis- hoped for a recommendation tricts; the workload of the to increase janitorial staffing. “We’re sitting just about on department’s two supervisors is too heavy and they are top of the scale as far as area unable to provide any ongoing and number of custodians,” he training or quality control; said. “They’re a busy group of some schools did not have employees. They are at a benchappropriate staffing for the mark. They can’t do more than amount of work done each they’re already doing.” Nanaimo has about 70 fullafternoon; and the union has concerns about unfair work- time equivalent janitors. To load assignments, biased disci- meet the average of all six pline and increased workload. districts combined, the report Recommendations include indicates staffing would need relieving supervisors of some to increase by about four fullof their workload so they can time positions. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com get more involved in training

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Seniors’ driving tests addressed The provincial government is taking action in response to concerns raised by some seniors about the DriveABLE program. The changes will ensure that British Columbians can do their driving assessments closer to home and will alleviate the potential anxiety some seniors are experiencing around doing an on-screen assessment. The most important change means that a decision regarding a person’s ability to continue driving will not be made solely from an in-office computer assessment. People who fail the computer assessment will be offered a DriveABLE road assessment. The results of the in-office assessment combined with the on-road evaluation and medical information will ensure licence decisions are made in the fairest manner possible. The province will pay for the cost of both assessments.

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Steel workers Kevin Haslam, left, and Eric Jones assemble the framework for a roof on a steel structure being erected near the corner of Bowen Road and Dufferin Crescent Friday. Several buildings, including a new Country Grocer store, are under construction at the work site.

Man arrested on warrant for fraud

Nanaimo Mounties have arrested a man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for alleged investment fraud. The investigation, started by Nanaimo RCMP and the B.C. Securities Commission Dec. 1, 2009, resulted in the arrest of Michael Chodorowski, 40, who police allege defrauded investors in B.C. and Alberta of more than $2 million. Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, said Chodorowski allegedly befriended people in Vancouver and elsewhere who gave him money under the assumption he

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would make investments for them. He is accused of then diverting the money into personal bank accounts that were accessed by him. “We had been looking for him for some time,” said O’Brien. “The pieces came together and he was located in town and taken into custody.” Chodorowski was arrested without incident Friday and was scheduled to appear in Nanaimo provincial court the same day. He faces four counts of theft over $5,000, three counts of fraud over $5,000 and money laundering.

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Darkened sky brings g benefits We’re all lit up and it’s wasting energy, affecting our health and having negative effects on the natural world. That’s why a group of community stewards is organizing to take a look at light pollution in Nanaimo and how it can be reduced. The Nanaimo Dark Sky Project is an excellent initiative and one that is long overdue. In many urban centres, taxpayers’ money is being needDARK SKY lessly spent on streetlights PROJECT a that blaze unnecessarily the nighttime worthwhile throughout hours while wasting energy. initiative for Here in Nanaimo, an a variety of estimated 38 per cent of the city’s energy budget is reasons. spent on street lighting that is used when the vast majority of citizens are sleeping. Many businesses are also guilty of keeping their electronic signage blazing beyond business hours. The result is an environment flooded with light trespass, glare, clutter and energy waste, all resulting in what is known as urban sky glow. It’s a culture that extends around the globe, a nod to our primordial days when humans needed to gather and create light to protect ourselves from the threats that lurked just outside our caves. Today, light pollution is a nuisance and a waste. By first acknowledging it, then preventing it through using the right amount of light, shielding it so that it goes down, not sideways or up, using timers to control it, and by using lights like low pressure sodium, light pollution can be harnessed. The benefits are evident. We’ll sleep better, save money and energy, and allow nocturnal wildlife to function more efficiently. And by turning the lights out and looking up, perhaps we’ll be able to see and learn more about the heritage of our dark skies.

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New cellphone rings in 21st century

After a six-year break from sages each day, now that I’m get21st-century telecommunicating the hang of typing on the tions, I got a cellphone for touch keypad. Christmas. And now that friends and famiMy new phone has a pink ly have my number, I’m expected cover, a large touch screen, plento answer their calls and texts. ty of ‘apps’, and the option of My mom called me and was downloading zillions more. upset when I didn’t return her It reminds me of my appointmessage until the next day. And ments and tells me when I’ve I feel guilty if I take too long received a new e-mail. to answer someone’s When I go for a bike text. REPORTER’S ride, it tells me how But it’s not often I VIEWPOINT far I’ve gone, my avertake long to answer age riding speed and someone. Jenn McGarrigle maps out where I went I take the phone Reporter – I used that feature to everywhere with me avoid getting lost while – in fact, I left it at snowshoeing recently. home one day and felt I can take a picture a little lost without it; and post it on my that same feeling I get Facebook page instantwhen I forget to wear ly, and the thing even my watch. turns into a flashlight When I once used if I happen to need to read a book while one. riding as a passenger in my And now, after almost three husband’s car, I now log onto months, my worst fears are realFacebook, play games, read the ized – the device has made me news or write e-mails. I’m cona lot easier to get hold of and I stantly plugged in. find it increasingly difficult to It has made my life so much ‘unplug’ (well, I just don’t want more convenient and hacked up to). communication duties into little Cellphones have changed a lot 30-second parcels. since I last bought one in 2004. I can work while waiting for First of all, there are much my order at Starbucks, look up fewer ‘dead’ zones where recepthat restaurant that I couldn’t tion is minimal or unavailable. remember the name of immeI can arrange plans for dinner diately – as opposed to waiting while I’m out on the trails in until I got home before I could Nanaimo’s backcountry or send do any Googling – and figure out an e-mail to a friend while on the where I am instantly if I get lost. ferry. For someone who is new to this I can send dozens of text meskind of technology, it’s fantastic.

So while the phone does have its downfalls – I haven’t added it up, but I know I spend quite a bit of time texting, e-mailing and Facebooking, and I’m sure that being able to flip through my life with lightning speed is probably shortening my attention span a little (not to mention straining my thumbs) – I’m sure the advantages outweigh the disadvantages so far, as long as certain rules are followed. I will continue to put my phone away when meeting with people face-to-face – I don’t want to be the person checking my phone constantly during a serious conversation, annoying everyone else involved. And it also doesn’t belong in situations such as waiting in line at the grocery store – transactions take twice as long when the cashier/waitress/whoever has to wait for the customer to pause their phone conversation. Playing with my phone while riding in my husband’s car somewhere is not so bad – my husband and I play a crossword puzzle game together sometimes, so we’re still interacting. But, I need to ensure I draw the line when I’m neglecting household chores to play a game or watch some goofy videos on YouTube. Finally, I need to continue to give myself technology breaks. My friends and family are just going to have to deal with me going off the grid sometimes. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com


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Citizens must fight for animals To the Editor, Re: B.C. falling short on animal welfare, Saturday Beat, March 3. Thank you to Toby Gorman for the accurate column on the horrors of animal abuse and cruelty in many aspects of our daily lives. The neglect by well-meaning people is also appalling. Why do people behave this way? I appreciate his remarks and details regarding the laws of B.C. in respect to animal cruelty and how ineffective they really are. Why is it so difficult to have people charged and receive meaningful sentences? I have written to many elected officials to have these cruelty laws toughened up and given real teeth. Their excuse is that it infringes on the rights of ranchers and hunters. Surely all those brilliant legal minds can write laws fair to all concerned.

While many large animals are abused, it’s the household pets that sick people can torture or starve in the privacy of their home. Something needs to be done to stop the suffering and we all need to keep an eye out for animal abuse and report it. Those who abuse animals should not be welcome in our communities where we raise our children. Governments at all levels need to be involved to toughen laws and protect animals. It sometimes seems futile and I think the powers that be are hoping we will give NEWS BULLETIN FILE up. I can promise them we The public has to continue to be vigilant against animal abuse of any never will, and their lack of kind and report it, says letter writer. action will only strengthen our resolve. Violence against animals It seems to me no one in any for the future. If any disagree with my cannot be tolerated anymore. kind of authority really cares comments, have them stand This should apply to all livabout the plight of animals. up and show some compasing things. They want the perks of Audrey Donaldson office, their pensions and con- sion for animals in general, Nanaimo and pets in particular. tracts to feather their nests

Readers respond: Feedback on news items Reservist’s deceit needs consequences To the Editor, Re: Army reservist made up story about slashing, March 15. It is ridiculous that this person was not charged. If there is nothing to charge him with, how about sending him a bill for the RCMP officers’ time. I’ll bet there were numerous officers out in response to his call, and probably an ambulance as well. Perhaps there was no criminal intent, but thoughtless actions like this could take emergency personnel away from real needs in our community. In addition to that, I think he is unwittingly adding to the overall level of fear and mistrust that is becoming more common in Nanaimo. I hear of people not feeling safe walking at night. It is reports such as these that help to perpetuate these fears. F. Forester Nanaimo

‘Robocall’ scandal nothing but politics To the Editor, Re: Growing concern over ffederal election fraud, Letters, March 15. It has been almost a year since the last federal election, and only now people are crying foul regarding phone tactics supposedly used during that time. Since when did so many people record phone calls they thought were illegal and then do nothing for a year or so? Are Canadians that stupid, or are we just bored with winter

and looking for anything to take our minds off tax time? Maybe we’ve just got a bunch of sore losers who can’t handle the fact Canada has finally got a majority government that can govern for a change, instead of having to waste time pacifying a thumb-sucking opposition that can’t govern. It’s not possible for any party to govern, when they have to waste time playing politics. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is not perfect – he’s human. So before anyone starts criticizing him, vote and then complain. P. D. Good Nanaimo

City’s advertisement just a bullying tactic To the Editor, The discussions taking place about the future of Nanaimo’s water supply look to be shaping up into a complicated and challenging process of conflict resolution. I don’t see why Nanaimo Forest Products (Harmac), which is a private, money-making business, should have so much power over all our lives, and be given such precedence by our elected city council. The large ad placed in the March 17 News Bulletin by Mayor John Ruttan looks to me like a show of power, even bullying power, over Chief Doug White and his Snuneymuxw council. I assume this was paid for by my tax dollars and I don’t like it. Conflict resolution is a difficult process and requires maturity, patience and mutual respect.

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The ad is a spurious tactic to attempt to drag outsiders into this process to force a point. Might does not make right. Madeline A. Bruce Nanaimo

Nanaimo’s expansion must be from within To the Editor, Re: Make vehicles less convenient, Opinion, March 15. Besides not widening city roads for more cars, stop continuing to build further suburban sprawl. Put a moratorium on any more expansion of city boundaries until all vacant lots within are developed. The drafts of neighbourhood plans, circa June 2010, have future use plans for Nanaimo. People invested time and travel to develop these at meetings throughout the city. The city should rezone

according to future land use maps. This would cut red tape for any developer to promptly start building. As for Linley Valley West, it should be rezoned high-density for apartment buildings, townhouses and even a little lowbarrier housing in the mix. Build up, not out. Neil Saunders Nanaimo

Reality indicates a tough road ahead To the Editor, Michel Foucault, a French social theorist, supposed that self-awareness leads to other things as existence alone isn’t enough. Nietzsche postulated that “truth is will to power.” Not 2+2=4 kind of truth, but people truths. The kinds of truth that make us feel special; that give us convictions to gain new levels of personal aggrandizement (the act of increasing one’s wealth, prestige, power or scope). What’s all this about? It’s about mindset versus reality. There are real dangers ahead. There are glimpses and evidence, everywhere, all around us. How about Nanaimo? Are we studying scenarios? What initiatives are we taking? None. There are solutions, always, only if we act before events overtake us. The 2008 recession was the first round. It wasn’t a devastating knock out –this is going to be a drawn out, multiround bout. We must accept with each new round it’ll be harder to pick ourselves up. Victor Blazevic Nanaimo

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Council remains tight-lipped on many decisions To the Editor, For the first time in living memory, of present and past councillors, Nanaimo council has actually approved a budget greater than that initially recommended by city staff. Starting with a pay raise of 26 per cent over three years, then moving on to tax incentives for hotel development and increasing the already top-heavy bureaucracy of the city by creating the position of communication manager, it is no wonder taxpayers feel frustrated and unheard. These decisions and other wondrous ways of increasing the budget and taxes were all initiated at the little known, other regular meeting of city council – the finance/policy committee of the whole. Council has also chosen far more often, it seems, to meet ‘in camera’. An opportunity exists, though council seems reticent to implement it, to video and make available to the public proceedings of committee of the whole meetings. This, and a distinct time period when ‘in camera’ meeting information will be made available to the public, could go a long way toward the oft promised – by all candidates during the election – but seldom implemented openness and transparency of council. Will council learn from its mistakes or will it continue to, as it has in the past, be an example to other cities of how not to govern? Gordon W. Fuller Nanaimo

Renewable energy vital to our future To the Editor, Stephen Hawking is universally acknowledged as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Albert Einstein. And a couple years ago, when he was asked to name the most pressing scientific challenge facing humanity, Hawking promptly answered that it was the quest to produce commercially viable electricity from clean nuclear fusion – the same energy source that powers the sun. Imagine a power plant much, much smaller than Burrard Thermal that could safely and cleanly power the entire Lower Mainland, and beyond, without any harmful emissions, radiation or risk of meltdown. Unfortunately, commercially viable fusion power remains stubbornly elusive and the scientists and engineers working on the problem estimate that it will not be a reality for at least 30 to 50 years, if not 100 years or more from now. That’s why the clean, renewable energy sources we can develop today are so important, because they are going to bridge us from a world dependent on dirty coal (the world’s major energy source for electricity generation today) to a world that might one day be powered by safe, clean fusion power. Mike Taylor Port Moody d


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Maeve O’Byrne, left, and Brenda Rositano, of the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation, are ready for the Lotto for Life final draw on March 31. Prizes include $100,000, two vehicles and adventure vactions. For more information, please call 250-755-7640.

Last call for tickets The Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation’s Lotto for Life is entering the home stretch. The cutoff date to purchase tickets for the 19th annual lottery is midnight Friday (March 23). The final draw takes place March 31 at Nanaimo North Town Centre. B.C.’s oldest hospital lottery, the fundraiser, in support of Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, is more than 90 per cent sold out. Prizes include $100,000 cash, two 2012 vehicles, adventure vacations and more. Proceeds go toward the purchase

of life-saving medical equipment for the new $36.9 million NRGH emergency department scheduled to open this summer. The hospital foundation has committed to raise $4 million toward the project. The new building will be triple the size of the existing ER and will house both emergency and psychiatric emergency services. Lotto for Life tickets are $100. To purchase a ticket, please call 250755-7640, or view a list of ticket outlets at www.nanaimohospitalfoundation.com/lotto.

Fundraiser helps poor access water Fashion, style and a silent auction can go a long way to help save the environment. Breze Salon and Day Spa in Country Club Centre is hosting an Earth Month fundraiser April 11, featuring a hair and fashion show, and a silent auction. The auction runs from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the fashion show takes place 7-9 p.m. Tickets, by

SAFETY MUST be a priority when online.

For many, spring break for school-aged children signifies time to spend with family, having fun and creating memories. Recognizing this will be a period where kids will likely spend even more time online, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection is encouraging parents to set some time aside to talk to their children about Internet safety. “With the increased risks that today’s technology presents to children, it is so important for parents to have regular discussions with their children about what they’re doing online and teach them ways

to stay safe,” said Lianna McDonald, the centre’s executive director. “Adults lead increasingly busy lives and often struggle to find time for many things. This spring break, we encourage parents to use some of this family time to talk to their kids about online safety.” The centre has created numerous resources to help parents start these important online safety conversations,

including the Zoe and Molly Online initiative. Developed in partnership with Shaw, Zoe and Molly Online (www. zoeandmolly.ca) is designed to help parents and educators teach children eight to 10 years of age about the importance of not sharing personal information online and what to do if they come across inappropriate material online. Parents are also

encouraged to explore The Door that’s Not Locked Internet safety website at www.thedoorthatsnotlocked.ca. This site provides parents with comprehensive, agespecific information about what their children are doing online, the risks associated with those activities, and provides them with important tips and strategies to help keep their children safe.

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NANAIMO’S CURBSIDE PROGRAM NEWSLETTER IS IN THE MAIL: WATCH FOR YOURS! Canada Post is now delivering “The Waste Line” to all City of Nanaimo households. You will want to read about: · Reuse Rendezvous - Nanaimo’s curbside reuse event held March 31 to April 1. · How your curbside recycling and the green bin is setting a new BC standard. · How to support the City’s Partners in a Cleaner Community Program. · What self-service restaurants are doing to divert food waste for composting.

To download the Spring 2012 Waste Line from the City’s website: · Point your Web browser to www.nanaimo.ca · Select “Residents” and click on “Garbage & Recycling” · Click “Publications and Forms” and under the Waste Line, selecting the edition you want to download

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LEFT: Cellist Janis Kerr listens intently while playing a music passage during Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra practice. ABOVE: James Mark and Fahlon Smith play perfectly in time. Mark is the guest concertmaster for the orchestra’s upcoming concert From Russia With Love. RIGHT: Arianne Macleod concentrates on her music during rehearsal at Nanaimo District Secondary School Wednesday evening.

The 25-memberr group rehearsing for upcoming spring concert

Orchestra offers opportunity for musicians BY MELISSA FRYER THE NEWS BULLETIN

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n a warm summer night in downtown Nanaimo, a group of string players gathered for a one-night concert at St. Paul’s Anglican Church. The music fell from the balcony, where the players sat, to the audience below. Bruce Farquharson was there, playing cello, the night the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra was formed. He said the church’s then-musical director, Chalium Poppy, gathered the musicians from across the city nearly nine years ago. “He wound up the summer by putting together a few string players,” Farquharson said. “He’s the one who lit the spark.” Poppy was called away soon after to a new opportunity in Calgary. Not wanting to let the new group fall apart, Veronica Wagner stepped up to lead. “We talked her into becoming musical director for this group to continue,” Farquharson said. A few years later, violinist Karl Rainer took over as artistic director and operated the orchestra like Wagner – without a conductor. “Usually we’re playing with nobody waving,” Rainer said. “Rehearsals are exactly the same except I have a violin in my hand.” The musicians must listen closely to each other and other sections, anticipate and react to the changing speed, volume and intonation of the

orchestra – skills all musicians want to hone. “It develops more the musician’s ear,” Rainer said. “It doesn’t matter if you have a team full of stars if everyone’s running in a different direction.” The orchestra is entirely made up of strings – no brass, woodwind or percussion section. The group is also considered amateur – they don’t play for pay – which makes it more accessible to musicians. That was the case for Farquharson, he said, who started playing cello after retiring as the head of John Barsby Community School’s science department more than a decade ago. Trained as a geologist, Farquharson taught high school science before taking up the cello at Nanaimo Conservatory of Music. He is also director for the Island Consort Chamber Choir, started in 2007 to perform classical works from the late Renaissance and Baroque periods. “It became my retirement project,” he said. “It’s a gem of an opportunity.” While amateur adult musicians strengthen their skills, so too do young musicians, often having their first solo experience with the orchestra. The group holds its Concerto Competition every year in February for a young musician to be the featured soloist at its June concert. This year’s winner is violinist Jessica d’Oliviera. “It’s not something kids get to do is practising being a soloist,” Rainer

This group is all about having a good musical time. MELISSA FRYER/THE NEWS BULLETIN

It’s unusual for artistic director Karl Rainer to conduct the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra. The 25-member music group most often performs without a conductor, relying instead on listening and watching other musicians.

said. “That’s a little more demanding than being part of the orchestra.” The students must develop the skills and attitudes necessary to lead the group, said Rainer. “Being a soloist is kind of like being in charge,” he said. “You really see [the students] blossom as you see them lead a full group.” The ultimate goal of the orchestra is to have fun while learning and playing music. Rainer said he selects repertoire from all eras and it’s not uncommon for the group to go from Bach to movie themes. “This group is all about having a good musical time – for us and the audience,” he said. The orchestra’s next concert had a distinct Russian feel, with Romanian folk dances from Bartok and Alexander Glazunov’s Concerto in E-flat

Opus 109, featuring Chris Helman on saxophone. Although the group usually plays without a conductor, Rainer will take the podium while Helman plays the saxophone. Helman studied music at the University of Ottawa and University of Alberta. He also performs with The Tan Trio. The orchestra also plays Vivaldi, Bach and Gabriel’s Oboe, by Ennio Morricone, from the film The Mission. From Russia with Love is set for Saturday (March 24), 7:30 p.m., at Brechin United Church. Tickets $20; $10/students; free/children under 12. Please call 250-754-8550 or visit www. porttheatre.com. For more information, please visit http://nanaimochamberorchestra. com. arts@nanaimobulletin.com

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THEATRE DEAD AWAKE by Yellow Point Drama Group at Cedar community hall March 23-24. Tickets $10-30. Call 250-7223067. PACK OF LIES by Nanaimo Theatre Group at Bailey Studio March 28-31, April 4-7 and 11-14 at 8 p.m.; April 1 at 2 p.m. Call 250-758-7224.

community drum and dance Sunday (March 25), 7 p.m., at the Vault coffee house with Voodoo Dave and friends. Admission $10. WORDSTORM poetry and prose reading and open mike competition at Diners Rendezvous Monday (March 26). Doors 6:30 p.m. Call 250-752-8618. STORYTIME FOR ADULTS at Harbourfront library March 27 at 6:30 p.m.

EVENTS CARNIVAL with Braeden Marshall Band and ’80s night costume party at the Cambie Thursday (March 22) at 10 p.m. Tickets $12/advance; $15/door. TRIBAL RHYTHMS

MUSIC ZLATKO performs and hosts open stage at Front Street Grill on Wednesday (March 21), 8 p.m. Call 250753-5181. CELTIC TENORS perform at the Port The-

Taurus

TAURUS - Apr p 21/Mayy 21 This is not the week to tryy to do everything y g solo,, Taurus. Involve yyour friends and familyy members as much as p possible. At the veryy least you’ll have a host of able bodies.

FAIRWEATHER FATHER plays the Queen’s Friday (March 23) at 8 p.m. REPRISAL WITHIN Disasters Edge and the Drunken Idiots play the Cambie Friday (March 23). PAULINE KARCH performs with The Martys at Front Street Grill Friday (March 23) at 8 p.m. AUDIO THERAPY plays the Queen’s Friday and Saturday (March 23-24). MIDNIGHT BLUE plays

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GEMINI - Mayy 22/Jun / 21 Gemini,, p people p are likelyy to offer yyou advice this week. While the advice might g be unsolicited,, take it into consideration and you might just be better for it.

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CANCER R - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer,, address anyy unresolved projects p j this week. You’re riding g on a wave of veryy p positive energy gy that will fuel yyou as you tie up all those loose ends.

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LEO - Jul 23/Aug g 23 Leo,, tryy to keep p yyour cool this week, even if stress levels are rising g and yyou can’t seem to g get anything y g done. Maintain your y composure and everything will work out.

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VIRGO - Aug g 24/Sept p 22 Virgo, g , expect p to g get a lot done this week. An extra hop p in yyour step p is enabling g yyou to accomplish p all yyour goals. Offer yyour help g p to Pisces when you get a free moment.

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WILDLIFE FUNDRAISER auction and show supports North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre March 24 at downtown Nanaimo Art Gallery. Call 250754-1750.

FISH AND BIRD and Johnny Good play Diners Rendezvous Friday (March 23). Doors 7 p.m. Tickets $20/ advance; $22/door. Call 250-740-1133.

LIBRA - Sept p 23/Oct 23 Libra, focus on the things g in life that provide yyou p p pleasure. This will help p balance out anything y g that might g be bothering g you. y You’ll find this balance is right up your alley.

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Denise MacNeill featured artist at Art 10 Gallery in Nanaimo North Town Centre throughout March.

B.C. REGIONAL CADET HONOUR BAND performs at the Port Theatre Friday (March 23) at 7:30 p.m. Free.

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YOUR WEEKLY HOROSCOPE: ARIES - Mar 21/Apr / p 20 Aries,, kick back and let yyour fantasy world take over yyour conscious thoughts. g You can use a little time lost in a land of utmost happiness this week.

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SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, g now is the time to reach for something g bold and big. g Think about anyy changes g you y can make that will involve a leap p of faith and then get started on the goal. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Carpicorn, p encourage g others to tackle ap problem with a different mindset. Things g are looking g up p for yyou, so don’t be afraid to offer some advice. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, q yyour desire to help pap person in need this week is p paramount. Find some new ways y to exhibit compassion p and surprise p a loved one with a random act of kindness. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, yyou will soon find yyou have the momentum to implement p anyy change g yyou desire. Start making a list of your plans.

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DRY THE RAIN produced by Western Edge Theatre at Nanaimo Centre Stage as part of New Waves play festival March 23-24, 30-April 1. Call 250-668-0991. Harewood Arms Pub Saturday (March 24). DANIELLE SWEENEY TRIO plays Acme Food Co. Saturday (March 24). FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra concert Saturday (March 24), 7:30 p.m., at Brechin United Church. Tickets $20; $10/students; free/under 12. Call 250-754-8550. RAVENSUN comeback concert with Entity and Under the Mountain at the Cambie Saturday (March 24). ROLLING TONES tribute to the Stones plays the Port Theatre Sunday (March 25). Tickets $29. Call 250754-8550.

ALLANAH DOW plays house concert Saturday (March 25), 2-4 p.m. Tickets $15. Call 250-716-3242. STUDENT CONCERT SERIES hosted by Dave Hart March 27 at 6 p.m. at Front Street Grill. BRAINS plays the Queen’s March 28. MASTA ACE with Marco Polo at the Queen’s March 29. 54-40 plays the Port Theatre March 30. Tickets $44.50. Call 250-754-8550.

ART MY LOCAL PALETTE

DAY AND NIGHT exhibit by Eunmi Conacher and Patricia Banks at downtown Nanaimo Art Gallery until March 24. MITCH MASYK art show at Artfitterz Gallery on Bowen Road throughout March. ILLUMINATING PEACE Seeking Peace installation by Amy Loewan and Deryk Houston at campus Nanaimo Art Gallery until April 14. PRESSED FLOWER ART at Art with Blooms Gallery, 2520 Myles Lake Rd., by appointment. Call 250-5915190.

DANCE BODY TALK hip hop salsa performance with Megan Trainer, Warren Scott and Body Talk Cru at Malapina Theatre Friday (March 23), 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15. Call 250-716-3230.

Monologues aid global anti-violence movement A benefit production of The Vagina Monologues is part of a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. Vancouver Island University Faculty Association and Nanaimo Women’s Resources Society present a production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues at Malaspina Theatre March 24, 7:30 p.m., and March 25, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The Vagina Monologues is based on interviews with more than 200 women. The play is described as evocative and irreverent, and a celebration of women’s resilience, sexuality and grace. Proceeds from the production will go to V-Day 2012 and Nanaimo Women’s Resources Society. Tickets $15; $8/ students and seniors; available from the women’s centre, VIU Students’ Union, Catwalk Fashions and at the door. For more information, please call 250753-0633.


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BIRTHS

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COMING EVENTS

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

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JOIN VISUAL art professor Gregory Ball and students for an overview of what the visual art programs at Vancouver Island University Nanaimo Campus provide and offer. The session takes place in art building 325 in room 211 on Tuesday, March 20th at 7:00 pm. This information session will cover specific visual art programs which include the BFA Transfer, the BA Minor, and the Visual Art Diploma. for Portfolio requirements prospective students will be explained as well as important portfolio interview session dates. A powerpoint presentation of the various mediums and student activities will also be shown as well as career opportunities in the visual art field.

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Required Immediately. Journeyman Heavy Equipment Technician for Vernon Dealership. Our Heavy Equipment Technicians maintain, repair and rebuild heavy equipment at our shop and in the field in a safe, efficient and capable manner. Qualifications required: Journeyman certification. Have a strong awareness and attitude towards workplace health and safety. Able to meet the physical demands of a Heavy Equipment Technician. Working knowledge of computers. Experience in the Forestry and construction Industry. Woodland Equipment Inc offers excellent wage compensation, extended health benefits. On-going industry training and year round employment. We are one of the largest Hyundai dealers in Canada and believe our continued growth is a result of our highly skilled and engaged employees who deliver excellence in the Workplace. Come join our team in sunny and warm Vernon, where you will be appreciated, love our climate and enjoy all our outdoor activities. Please forward your resume via email to rgilroy@woodland equip.com. No phone calls please.

CALL FOR ENTRIES 10TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Art & Bloom Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting May 19,20, 21 Applications for Artisans are available at woodlandgardens.ca or phone 250-338-6901

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LEARN THE ancient art of making pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Eggs) March 24th, 10am-3pm, $22 includes supplies. Jeanne (250)758-1561

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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

DEATHS

DEATHS

Oaa y O Oakley, H Harriet Mayy ((nee Morrell))

April 9, 1933 – March 12, 2012 Surroundedd by loving family, Harriet (Hattie) passed awaay in Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on March 12, 2012 at the age of 78. Predeceased by her lov ving husband, William (Bill), she is now reunited with him. Born in New Brunswick, Hattie had a spirit and determinattion that brightened the lives of those who knew her. While raising her children she managed to run a boarding house and work in a restaurant. In 1971, Hattiie and Bill moved their family to Victoria, B.C. and eventually made Nanaimo, B.C. their home. Desspite many years on the west coast, Hattie missed beinng with her family in New Brunswick. Her sense ooff humour was matched by her compassion and d convic iction to stand ¿rm in her beliefs. Never judgmentall, Hattie was always grateful for time spent with family and friends, embracing them all for who theey are. Hattie enjoyed her Pepsi and evenings playing bingo in thhe company of Bill and her many good friends. Her Her pride and joy was her er children c and grandchilddren. Hattie is suurvived by 3 daughters: hters ters: s: Bonnie (Gerry) (Gerr ) (G Tice, Heatther Ewald (Ross White), hite), Lisa sa (Gunn (Gunnar) nar) Myhrer; annd, son Terry (Jen nny ny) Reicker. ke Shee is i also survivved by her 7 gran an ndchildren: nd ren Lind Lindsa dssay, Christopheer, Danielle, Nicolas, Nic l Pa Paige, aige ge, e, Samantha amanth ha and Dylan;; 5 sisters, 4 bbro rothers an and d exten extend extended ded ed family back East. When askeed how w sh she he was, waas, Hatt Hattie always rreplie replied ied ““I can’t complain” plain” or or “I’m I m still her here here” e”. You aree sstil still illl here Hattie, in ourr hearts h arts where yyo you ou u shall fforever re err be. A heartfelt thank you u to o the h ho hhom home me supp support u port worker workers worke ork for their care and compassion. Lisa and Gunnar, thank you so much for all the lovve and care you provided Mom in her ¿nal years. There will be no service upon requeest. “Mom / Gramma, you were such a fun and loving person in our lives and will be trruly missed.”

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Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) is responsible for the on-going planning and delivery of community supports and services for adults with developmental disabilities and their families throughout the province. We have a Quality Service Analyst position available in our Campbell River office. Please see competition #2012.023 posted on our website for details and mention you saw the ad in this paper. Closing date is March 23, 2012. For more information on this and all other available positions, visit our website: www.communitylivingbc.ca

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

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HELP WANTED

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SOUTH ROCK has positions for road construction workers, BASE - heavy equipment operators (Finish Grader Op). Asphalt - (paver, roller, screed, raker). Heavy Duty Mechanic (service truck). General labourers. Forward resume to: Fax careers@southrock.ca. 403-568-1327; www.southrock.ca.

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Class 1A Driver Needed! PepsiCo Beverages Canada is now hiring dedicated, customer focused individuals to join our leading team in Nanaimo as a Delivery Driver. As the newest member of our team, you will bring a valid class 1 license and the ability to lift 45 lbs repeatedly. You are dedicated to your customers and want to ensure our product looks great on the shelves and in the coolers at each of your locations. As a valued member of the PBC family, we will provide competitive compensation, a great work/ life balance and room for advancement. If this is you, we look forward to meeting you so please apply on line or by fax today!

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General Manager - Log Sales Western Forest Products Inc. is seeking a General Manager Log Sales to join our Log Sales & Marketing Group. This senior role represents a significant opportunity for a highly motivated individual who is seeking a leadership role in this important segment of our business. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, but working closely with our Timberlands and Fibre Supply groups, you will oversee our log marketing plan and manage all facets of our log sales. Specifically, you will manage our log sales team, and further develop strategic business relationships with our critical partners with an objective of increasing margin for the company. You come to Western highly respected by your peers and with uncompromising integrity. A detailed job description can be viewed at http://www.westernforest.com/careers/current_openings.php

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HOME CARE/SUPPORT RESIDENTIAL MANAGER Vancouver Island Community Connections Inc has an opening for a manager with previous management training & experience. Knowledge of the Community Living field and CARF accreditation process an asset. Candidate will need strong leadership skills and experience working with people with learning difficulties and behaviours that challenge. Candidate will possess excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills as well as strong computer skills. Duties include leading and supervising staff; this position also requires the manager to participate in an average of three residential shifts per week. Ability to plan, organize, control and evaluate the delivery of care and all aspects of daily household management. Requires valid class 5 driver’s license and reliable vehicle, driver’s abstract, clear TB test, criminal record check, OFA level 1 First Aid, Food Safe and non-violent crisis intervention training. Wage to be determined; full-time includes oncall and weekends. Fax: 250338-7134 or Email: vanislcc@yahoo.ca Attention: Carol Gjesdal

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Administration with 10 years progressive leadership experience in the business. Ideally you have knowledge of coastal fibre flows and experience in log trading. You are known for your ability to translate ideas and strategy into actions which deliver strong financial results in this complex decision making environment. More importantly, you are recognized for your integrity and respected by your peers and colleagues for your transparent business approach. Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company operating primarily on Vancouver Island. The Company’s focus is on the solid wood sector and includes timber harvest and lumber manufacturing. The Company is committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence:

Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email: resumes@westernforest.com Application Deadline: Monday, April 2, 2012 Reference Code: GM - Log Sales

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DISHWASHERS REQUIRED. Must be able to work weekends. Apply within ABC Country Restaurant, 6671 Mary Ellen Drive. No phone calls please.

TRADES, TECHNICAL EXPERIENCED Construction Labourers needed for high walls concrete forming in Nanaimo. Good wages. Resume: majka99@telus.net or fax to 604-864-2796. EXPERIENCED RV Salesperson Wanted- Will consider a Top Performer from Auto or Marine. This is a huge opportunity for a driven individual. Email resume to rvsales191@gmail.com Or apply in person to Hub City RV. WELDERS/FITTERS required for busy Edmonton structural steel shop. Top compensation, full benefits, indoor heated work, relocation assistance. Fax resume: 780-939-2181 or careers@garweld.com.

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CLEANING SERVICES GOT IT MAID has openings for new house cleaning clients. For an appointment call us at 1-888-611-5568.

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

COMPUTER SERVICES

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

FURNITURE

APARTMENT/CONDO

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1/2 BLOCK TO Nanaimo Hospital. Contemporary 1 bedroom condo. 2nd floor, balcony, free parking. Large closets and storage space. Laundry and lobby nearby on same floor. N/p, N/s. April 1. $625 unfurnished, $825 fur250-598nished/equipped. 6034 in Victoria. 1600 Dufferin Cres.

COMPUTER PRO $30 service call for home or office. Mobile Certified Technician. Senior’s Discounts. 250-802-1187. SONGBIRD WEB STUDIOBusiness & personal websites. Shopping carts & more. Call today for your free consultation. 250-248-2783. Visit www.sbwebstudio.ca U-NEED-A-NERD Friendly onsite professional computer, website and design services. Jason is BACK! 250-585-8160 or visit: jasonseale.com

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BRAD’S HOME Detailing. Cleaning vinyl siding by brush. De-mossing roofs. Gutter cleaning/repairs. Windows. Power Washing. Insured. Free estimates. Brad 250-619-0999

MOVING & STORAGE

ELECTRICAL 1A ELECTRICIAN, licenced, bonded, Small Jobs Specialist, panel upgrades and renos. All work guaranteed since 1989. Rob at 250-732-PLUG (7584).

2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)753-6633. HUBCITY MOVERS & Rubbish Disposal: 2 men w/cube van. $75p/hr. (250)753-0112

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TREE PRUNING HEDGE/SHRUB MAINTENANCE Call the qualified specialist... certified Garden Designer/Arborist

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Nanaimo News Bulletin

Goaltender nets Clips’ MVP award

Buchy wins provincials in Nanaimo BY GREG SAKAKI THE NEWS BULLETIN

A new tournament format led to a double-knockout finale. The Tom Buchy rink out of Kimberley was able to come up with back-to-back wins over the Wes Craig rink from Kerry Park to capture Curl B.C.’s mixed championship on Sunday at the Nanaimo Curling Centre. Buchy won the first game 8-7, needing a draw to the eightfoot to break the tie in the last end. In the second game, Buchy said the turning point came in the sixth end, when his team trailed 3-1. He missed a draw for four, but still scored three to take the lead. “Our team, we’ve been down a few times and managed to come back. We don’t get down, we just keep fighting hard,” said Buchy. He said the event’s tripleknockout format required teams to get off to a good start and try to keep it rolling over four days to be in good position for the final. “Overall we played very well. We got a few breaks and capitalized on opportunities,” said the winning skip. He was joined by teammates Lori Buchy, Dave Toffolo and Robyn Toffolo. It’s the third time in seven years he’s won the B.C. title and said he looks forward to nationals in Mon-

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Curling skip Jason Montgomery, middle, gets sweeping help from teammates Bart Sawyer, left, and Megan Montgomery during action Friday at Curl B.C.’s Williams Moving and Storage mixed championships at the Nanaimo Curling Centre. Kimberley’s Tom Buchy rink won the title.

treal in November. “We’re not a jump-up-anddown type of team, that’s just the way we are,” he said. “But it feels good. It’s exciting.” He said the whole event was excellent, from the ice to the food to the people. “It was a good, fun event and

I’m not just saying that because we won; I would’ve said that if we’d lost,” said Buchy. “You felt the people here were good, you felt very comfortable coming in the building.” ICE CHIPS … The Nanaimo Curling Centre’s focus is also on the Canadian Curling Asso-

ciation’s senior women’s championships, which got underway Saturday in Abbotsford. The Nanaimo club’s Penny Shantz rink started with a 7-6 win over New Brunswick but then lost 10-6 to Nova Scotia and 7-6 to Prince Edward Island. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

The Nanaimo Clippers’ busiest player was also their most valuable. The city’s B.C. Hockey League team named goaltender Billy Faust as Most Valuable Player at the club’s year-end banquet Wednesday at Fairwinds Golf Club. Faust was second in the BCHL in minutes played at exactly 3,000, and during that ice time he saw 1,642 shots and made 1,499 saves. His 23 wins were fourth-best in the league and his 2.86 goals-against average was fourth-best among starting goalies. Forward Andrew Gladiuk won three awards last week. His 59 points in 2011-12 clinched the team’s Top Scorer trophy for a second-straight year and he was also Scholastic Player of the Year for the second-straight season. Gladiuk’s armload of hardware this season also included the Most Popular Player trophy. Rookie defenceman Colton Dahlen won the Lisa Macpherson Award for heart, courage and dedication and the Clippers’ other major awards went to Rookie of the Year Luke Gordon and Top Defenceman Graeme McCormack. Mason Blacklock was selected Most Improved Player, Chris Eiserman was chosen Most Inspirational Player, Dan Correale was Most Exciting Player, Trevor Fitzgerald got the Best Two-Way Player award, Kyle Kramer was picked as Unsung Hero and Josh Phillips won the Coach’s Award.


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Inbrief Habs help out with high-scoring hockey sports

Young bowlers win provincials Nanaimo’s Brechin Lanes had its best-ever showing at the B.C. Youth Bowling Canada provincial finals. The city’s five-pin centre sent a team to Langley March 3 and the youths combined for five medals. Josh Burgmann won his junior boys’ division and Maranda Eby won the bantam girls’ title and both qualify to compete at nationals in St. John’s, Nfld. in May. Also, Brendon Dumont, Brandon Seabloom, Jake Harder and Kody Schwenk won silver in the junior boys’ team event. Bronze medals went to the junior girls’ team of Mikayla Eby, Mikhayla Knott, Carla Kukler and Emily Hawkins and the bantam boys’ team of Liam Knott, Aidan Keller, Jesse Brittain and Justin Dumont. Nanaimo’s five-pin and 10-pin bowling league scores appear Thursdays in the News Bulletin.

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NHL GREAT Guy Lafleur on bench.

BY GREG SAKAKI THE NEWS BULLETIN

The winningest hockey team in NHL history skated to one more win, right in Nanaimo. Montreal The Canadiens alumni team put on a highscoring show for fans at Frank Crane Arena on Sunday, defeating the Nurses 4 Kids Nanaimo team 10-6. Hall of famer Guy Lafleur coached the Habs to the win. The key to victory? “I guess it’s their talent – they didn’t really work hard,” he joked afterward. “They were having fun. It’s a fun game. We’re very happy to be here and trying to help an organization to raise as much money as they can.” The Canadiens lineup included Stephane Richer, Sergio Momesso, Patrice

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Montreal Canadiens alumnus Karl Dykhuis, middle, scores the last goal of the game Sunday to close out a 10-6 win over the Nurses 4 Kids Nanaimo team at the Hockey for Life charity game at Frank Crane Arena.

Brisebois, Mathieu Dandenault, Jocelyn Lemieux and others and the ex-pros showed off their skills with nifty passes and pretty goals.

“It was a tough game physically, mentally,” panned Richer. “You know what? The bottom line is it’s for a great cause. It seemed like every-

body had a good time in the stands; I think that was fun.” Nanaimo Minor Hockey Association players gave the Nurses 4 Kids team

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their goals.” Richer said he saw some potential from the youngsters, and said he could tell they were having fun. “You could see their eyes, they were smiling, they were laughing,” he said. “I wish, at their age, I could have been on the ice with the Rocket Richard or Henri Richard.” The alumni said they enjoy travelling around the country and meeting fans. Sometimes the travel is tough, they said. “But if we can make some kids happy and make some moms and dads happy and put some smiles on kids’ faces, we’re doing our job,” said Richer. Lafleur said being part of the alumni team helps to remind players how important the game is to fans. “They have to be close to their fans and they have to give something back to society at the same time,” he said. ICE CHIPS … Nurses 4 Kids Nanaimo tries to raise money for both the hospital foundation and for post-secondary scholarships. For information about making a donation, please visit www.nurses4kidsnanaimo.com. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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CALENDAR ◆ March 24 - Canadian College Baseball Conference. Vancouver Island Baseball Institute vs. Prairie Baseball Academy. Serauxmen Stadium, 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. ◆ March 25 - Canadian College Baseball Conference. VIBI vs. PBA. Serauxmen Stadium, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. ◆ March 25 - B.C. Premier Baseball League exhibition. Nanaimo vs. Sherwood Park. Serauxmen Stadium, 4 p.m. ◆ March 31 - B.C. Rugby Union. Women’s Div. 1. Nanaimo vs. Abbotsford. Pioneer Park, 11:30 a.m.

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JR. A T-MEN transition to new coach.

The city’s transition to spring and summer sports is starting. The Nanaimo Timbermen junior A lacrosse team is preparing to hold training camp starting next week. New coach Dale Nicks and assistant coach Jamie Gilles will get a look at the makings of their 2012 team as the juniors meet March 30-April 1 at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.

“This is a really exciting time for myself and the players in setting the new direction of the junior Timbermen,” said Nicks in a club press release. “Jamie and I are looking forward to the challenge of putting a winning team on the floor in 2012. We have a great group of returning veterans and new players coming in from our local system.” For season ticket information, please e-mail jon@eliteimage.ca. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

U21 men get to final

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Nanaimo Timbermen junior A lacrosse player Paul Brebber walks off the floor after a drill at last year’s training camp at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.

Nanaimo United’s U21 team has peaked at playoff time, and now it gets to play for a championship. The Vancouver Island Soccer League side will go for the George Smith Cup later this month after winning its semifinal match 2-1 against Gordon Head Gold on March 9 at Merle Logan Field. “It was fantastic,” said Allan Jorgensen, the team’s coach. “It was a back-and-forth game and the guys put everything out there on the field.” The score was 0-0 at halftime, then the teams traded goals to make it 1-1. The Golds got a penalty kick after a hand ball, but keeper James Kenny made a huge save, diving to deflect the shot off the post and out. “It was probably one of the best saves I’ve ever seen in my life,” said the coach. “It was unbelievable.” Morgan Johnston went on to score the gamewinning goal and Colin McDonald had the earlier tally. GAME ON … The George Smith Cup final will pit Nanaimo against the Bays United Gunners on March 31 at noon at Royal Athletic Park in Victoria.

FUNDING FOR STUDENTS, NOT FOR WAGE HIKES. The BCTF is demanding a 15 per cent wage hike and other benefits that would cost $2 billion and raise taxes for BC families. Virtually all other public sector unions have settled for no wage increases. It’s unacceptable that schools are disrupted and that students and their families are inconvenienced over an unreasonable salary demand in difficult economic times. The union is making claims and demands that simply don’t add up.

BCTF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS

FACT

The union wants more paid time outside the classroom – sick leave for teachers on call, expanded bereavement and discretionary leave.

The government wants more time for teacher training and to ensure that Pro-D days really are for professional development.

The union says all teaching positions should be selected on the basis of seniority.

The government supports seniority but qualifications must also count so that math teachers teach math, and science teachers teach science.

The union says that teachers who perform poorly in evaluations will be dismissed – ‘one strike and you’re out’.

The government wants to support teacher improvement through a standardized evaluation process.

The union says that government refuses to negotiate.

There has been over a year of negotiations and 78 full bargaining sessions.

The union says that class size limits have been eliminated.

Class size limits will remain in place on all grades across BC.

The union says that BC has 700 fewer special needs teachers.

2100 new teaching assistants have been hired since 2001. And, with a new $165 million Learning Improvement Fund, we will hire more.

It’s time to focus on what matters most in education – BC’s students. That’s why we are focused on per-student funding which is at an all time high, not on wage increases. We all want to do more to make BC’s education system even better. It’s the driving force behind BC’s Education Plan that teachers, parents and students are helping to shape. Teachers care about their students. Parents care about their children’s future.

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