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DFO working to fix open marina with log booms after $3.9 million spent on new breakwater NEIL HORNER

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Phil Burgess stands at the end of the dock at French Creek Harbour and looks out to sea. He shouldn’t be able to do that, he says, and his ability to do so has him deeply concerned. “You can go almost anywhere in the harbour and look out on the water,” he said. “You couldn’t do that before and you shouldn’t be able to, if you’re in a safe harbour. You should be able to look anywhere and not see any water unless it’s protected by rock.” That new openness, NEIL HORNER PHOTO he fears, could result Fisherman Phil in serious damage to Burgess. both the harbour itself and the boats that tie up there. “A nor’ easter would take it all out of here,” he said, shaking his head. “A wind from the northeast would just come straight into the harbour. It would wipe us out.” Burgess is a fisherman and the owner of Summer’s Retreat and two other boats tied up to the dock at French Creek. He said the changes made to expand the harbour have led to waves rolling into the formerly sheltered facility. See EXTRA WORK, page A6

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Lack of discussion biggest obstacle to success at health centre, say docs BRENDA GOUGH

March 31 about the challenges they face when it comes to delivering health care in District 69. Concern continues to be expressed that when the The Talk to the Doctor workshops at the Parksville ComOceanside Health Centre opens its doors in the summer of munity and Conference Centre drew large crowds and shed 2013, there may not be enough doctors some light on what the doctors are up Add your COMMENTS at to provide the services that have been against as they navigate the health care www.pqbnews.com promised in the new facility now under system. construction in Parksville. Biglow had both positive and negaLocal doctors Clair Biglow and Hugh Fletcher — prac- tive comments when he was asked about the state of health titioners with the Oceanside Division of Family Practice care in our community. — spoke to the public at the Health and Wellness Fair on See DOCTORS FAILED, page A7 reporter@pqbnews.com

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STARTING POINT Search for the Easter Bunny at Milner Gardens The whole family is invited to an Easter Bunny search at Milner Gardens and Woodland April 7 to 9. Pick up maps for clues to help find the Easter treats. Local glass artist Ted Jolda is FILE PHOTO hiding a few of his hand-blown Easter eggs SatTed Jolda. urday through Monday. You find one, you keep it. More more details, including hours of operation at Milner, visit www.milnergardens.org. — NEWS Staff

Soccer referee clinic correction A planned soccer referee clinic on April 15 in Nanoose Bay will cost interested people only $25 — not $250, as was printed online at pqbnews.com. As well, the course is open to players turning 12 in 2012 (not 20012) or older. Contact Mike Cochrane at 250-240-4120 for more details. — NEWS Staff

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Bucket-list trip included bears Maria and Brad Yerema of Coombs travel north of the Arctic Circle NEIL HORNER

It hadn’t been an easy trip to see it, but the adventure ahead of them to hey were miles out see the bears was far harder still. “Eight airplanes round trip, a long to sea, the water over 700 feet deep and totally wild snowmobile trip out when Charlie called onto the ocean, some rather sketchy accommodations, weird meals and a halt. In his broken everything unbelievably expensive,” English, he told Brad wrote in his journal. The food, he added, included bad Maria Yerema and husband Brad that this would be it. It Chinese food, bad pub food, bad airwas time to stop for the night and set plane food, whale — both cooked and raw — snow goose, and also up the tent. As they pounded the pegs into the some very good elk, lamb, Arctic char ice, Charlie joined in, propping his and beef. Their first priority however — afrifle against some of the others as the ter they got the full implication of little hunting camp took shape. There was no rush really, because Charlie’s offhand comment about there was no danger of it getting dark. the bears — was to make sure that That doesn’t happen when you’re out they didn’t become the main course on the sea ice, 700 kilometres above for a Polar bear’s dinner themselves. “The first night out on the ice was the Arctic Circle. The placement of loaded rifles a little bit foggy and Charlie said it may have seemed casual to the was perfect Polar bear weather. “He’s Coombs couple, but the reason was 64 but his eyesight is unbelievable. He saw a male bear two miles away soon made abundantly clear. “Charlie said, ‘just so you know, that we could barely see with a spotsomeone will be awake all night, ting scope. I was glad it was that far away though. It was so you don’t have If a gun is in a tent and a scary.” to worry about the Polar bear comes, it’s too Scary indeed. As bears,” Maria relate. the Yeremas well membered. “I hadn’t MARIA YEREMA know Polar bears worried about it until are more than hapthen.” py to stalk, kill and However, Polar bears were not only the greatest dan- eat an unwary traveller. “They don’t go anywhere without ger of the expedition onto the ice near Pond Inlet in Nunavut, they were also guns,” Maria said. “If a gun is in a tent and a Polar bear comes, it’s too late, the reason they were there. “I was just checking a couple of so that’s why they always leave the things off my bucket list,” Maria said. rifles outside.” Despite only being protected by a “I always wanted to see 24-hour sun thin nylon tent, the couple managed and Polar bears in the wild.” The sun was the easy part. Even as to get some sleep that first night, sethey arrived at on Baffin Island on the cure in the knowledge that at least way to Pond Inlet, the Yeremas were one armed and experienced hunter was standing guard over the camp. able to tick that one off right away. The next day the expedition “We got our midnight sun alright,” she said. “It was amazing. It just moved to the edge of the ice, far out looped around in a circle in the sky. to sea, hunting for narwals. “Charlie drove the snowmobile It never even went near the horizon. I asked our guide, Charlie what time it and towed us on a sled quite a way was and he said it was 7:00 and I had out to the floe edge, where the water to ask whether that was in the morn- starts,” Maria said. “That’s where the ing or the evening. You just couldn’t life is, with lots of birds, narwals and Polar bears as well. We found a mom tell.” news@pqbnews.com

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and a cub, probably a second year cub. As soon as they spotted us they started running away. Then we found an adolescent and Charlie started chasing him with the snowmobile. We were so excited, but as we got closer and closer I had the visualization of us pulling up beside him and him saying, ‘hey, food!’” Along with the rest of the hunting band, Charlie went to hunt narwals at the water’s edge and Maria watched from a distance. “They were standing near where the ice was breaking up, but they didn’t get any,” she said. “It was fascinating to watch.” Brad however, wasn’t watching the hunters so much. He was watching for hunters of a very different sort. “They had all the guns,” Maria said. “I didn’t think of that, but Brad spent the whole time watching our back, in case a bear snuck up on us. He said he would never go again without a gun.” Maria would go again though, gun or no gun. “I would go back in a heartbeat,” she said. “The people were so beautiful and nice. It’s almost like going to another planet.” First though, she has a few more ticks she wants to mark off her bucket list. “When I turn 50 I want to cycle coast to coast in Ireland,” she said.

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According to Burgess, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s causing damage to boats, to the docks and to boatersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; conďŹ dence that they can tie up in safety. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They went ahead and took the breakwater out,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We tried to stop them, but we were told that was what was in the plan. It took them just three days to take it out.â&#x20AC;? That was in January, he said and since that time, the once quiet waters have become anything but. â&#x20AC;&#x153;French Creek has always been a mover, but we can live with that,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t live with whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coming in here now though. When the norâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; wester comes in itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s terrible. The Point Made normally sits as solid as anything, but now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rolling around so much it ripped the cleats out of The Lasqueti Endeavor that was tied up to it.â&#x20AC;? The Lasqueti Endeavour, he said, suffered about $6,000 worth of damage in that storm â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and he has had to pay some money out of his own pocket as well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was tied up alongside a boat with big picture windows and the boats were rolling around so much part of my boat took his window out. That cost me $700.â&#x20AC;? Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the only ďŹ sherman to express concern. Troy Sawyer is the owner of the Charlotte Dawn, which has also suffered damage as it slams against the dock. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My boat came right up on the piling and ripped the gumwood right off,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get the cold northeasters this winter, but when they come up from over at Whistler, it will wipe this harbour out.â&#x20AC;? Burgess said the problem originates with the new, $3.9 million breakwater design, which is open to the northeast instead of wrapping around the harbour to provide full protection. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think this was built on a true north compass,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The wind comes on a magnetic compass though and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a difference of 25 degrees. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were some of the powers that be that were surprised to see that there was a 25-degree difference and I was quite surprised they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know.â&#x20AC;? French Creek Harbour manager Julie Blood conďŹ rmed there are concerns about the work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know people are concerned but there isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t anything we can say beyond the problem has been identiďŹ ed

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Phil Burgess shows one of the lines that snapped due to high waves in French Creek Harbour.

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and people are working on it,â&#x20AC;? Blood said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The DFO (federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans) are looking at the wave climate in the harbour and have gone back to the engineers to see what they can do about it. They are aware of the different conditions we have now as opposed to prior.â&#x20AC;? Blood noted the DFO does not allow rock work in the water at this time because of ďŹ sheries issues, but they are working to resolve the wave concern. However, she wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t speculate about what might happen if a strong northeaster were to blow into the harbour between now and when any remedial work might be done. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am not able to forecast what would happen,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All I can say is DFO is aware of the situation and are working on it and the board is aware and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re working on it.â&#x20AC;? Vahid Kahnamelli, the regional engineer for small craft harbours branch of DFO, said his department is working â&#x20AC;&#x153;around the clockâ&#x20AC;? to resolve

the problem and he expects to have the issue resolved shortly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We recognize that some more work needs to be done in the very near future and we have already taken some steps, including adding some features into the existing breakwaters to alleviate some of the issues,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The harbour authority is participating in putting a log boom bundles and to reduce the agitation to the northwest northeast and also we have plans in place to put more ďŹ&#x201A;oating catamarans to reduce agitation in the harbour.â&#x20AC;? Kahnamelli said he expects more work to be initiated within days. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In every engineering design there may be some unknowns we need to deal with at a later date,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The severity of the storms are a little different than we expected, even though we built the breakwater a metre higher than it used to be. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are going to be tending to it very soon to do some extra work at the breakwaters, possibly extending both breakwaters.â&#x20AC;? He said he was entirely satisďŹ ed with the work done by the contractor on the federally-funded project, Copcan Contracting Ltd.


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He said it is frustrating and difficult to navigate the health care system and that is his biggest challenge in his Qualicum Beach practice. “A great deal of my time is spent trying to talk to service delivery people to get you care.” He said more co-operation is needed between those who deliver health care and added he would like to see patients getting more help at home. “My challenge is to try and keep people in their homes. I would like to see more respite care offered in the community.” He admitted his most difficult challenge is dealing with elderly patients and getting those patients good health care. He said part of the problem has to do with lack of funding and communication between doctors and other health care providers and right now he doesn’t have the answer. The goal of the Oceanside Health Centre is to provide integrated primary health care and community care, urgent health care and other on-site services to support and improve the delivery and coordination of health care services for Oceanside residents.

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Dr. Clair Biglow speaks with Phil Chabot during the weekend health and wellness fair in Parksville.

Biglow said he hopes the centre can improve local health care by offering several services all under one roof because currently there is a lack of co-ordination of health services in District 69. He did concede the facility may not be sustainable. “There may be doctors … or there may not be doctors. What is the model we want? The community has to come together to advocate for the services that are needed.” He admitted the drive for an

after hours and urgent care facility has come about because doctors in the community have failed when it comes to providing patients they service. He said currently there is urgent care being offered in the community 24 hours a day, seven days a week and doctors have a duty to deliver care every day, however the quality and amount may vary depending on who is on duty at the time. He said with an incredible hospital in Nanaimo that already

has expertise, it doesn’t make sense to compete with it. As for access to health care and complaints in the community about a shortage of family doctors, Biglow said they need to determine if that is really the case. He said there is a business model that needs to be maintained by a family doctor and, realistically, a physician needs an average of 1,600 to 1,800 patients to make a living. He suggested that there be a

central telephone line people can call who need a doctor, so they get an accurate figure on how many people in this area actually need a family doctor. Cynthia Biccum, who was at the talk, said she is without a family doctor and she would gladly volunteer to man such a phone line. Rosemarie Hague, who sits on the Oceanside Health Centre committee, told the crowd that while the new centre may not be perfect, she feels it is the best we can do for now. “I would like beds but that is not possible at this point. I want it to go ahead and see what more we can do as time goes on.” She is hopeful doctors will be on board but at this point that isn’t clear. Biglow pointed out that compared to other regions in the province, Oceanside has an incredibly healthy community. He said it is his hope that with the sharing of information health care here will get better without having to spend a lot of money because right now every dollar is being watched closely. “I think everyone is trying to make it better but we need to talk and communicate.”

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Budget will boost economy: Lunney NANAIMO — Thursday’s federal budget will provide a significant boost to the B.C. economy, said NanaimoAlberni MP James Lunney. “Overall, B.C. will benefit from $5.6 billion in health and social transfers,” Lunney said. “These measures will help keep Canada competitive and keep us on track for balanced budgets by 2015.” Lunney said a hiring credit for small business of $1,000 per year will benefit about 536,000 employers. As well, he said, there are incentives for apprentices in Red Seal trades up to $4,000 for tools, tuition and travel expenses. “Improvements to EI and temporary foreign workers programs will help connect Canadians, including seniors, to available jobs,” he said, noting as well that the budget includes $50 million for a Youth Employment Strategy. Coastal communities will benefit, he said from renewal of the Coast Guard vessel and helicopter fleet, which will

Qualicum Beach chamber mixed QUALICUM BEACH — The federal budget released on Thursday in Ottawa received a qualified thumbs-up from the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce. “Overall, we are pleased with the federal government’s approach to fiscal responsibility through debt management, long term economic stability, and plan to return to a balanced budget,” said president and CEO Peter Dukakis. “However, we are extremely disappointed in the proposed plan to increase the value of goods that may be imported duty and tax-free by Canapump $5.2 billion over 11 years. Changes to the Old Age Security, he added, will make the system sustainable for future retirees and will be

dian residents returning from abroad after a 24-hour and 48-hour absence from $50 to $200 and $400 to $800, respectively.” Dukakis said the government believes this measure will facilitate cross-border travel by streamlining the processing of returning Canadian travellers who have made purchases while outside Canada effective June 1, 2012. “We believe this may have a negative impact for small and medium sized businesses and discourages Canadians to shop locally,” he said. — NEWS staff phased in starting in April 2023, raising the age of retirement from 65 to 67 by 2029. — NEWS Staff

Local man wins Community Achievement Award PARKSVILLE — A Parksville man has been named as a recipient of the B.C. Community Achievement Award by Premier Christy Clark. Doctor Roger Barnsley was described as a visionary educator who provided leadership for the growth and success of Thompson Rivers University. “His substantial achieve-

ments as president and vice-chancellor include the transition of TRU into an internationally recognized university, the expansion of the BC Open University Distance curriculum, the support for Aboriginal learning and the recognition of Kamloops as a modern university city. “Community achieve-

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he federal budget takes a stab at dealing with several challenging issues which face taxpayers in the future. The biggest single one is the rise in Old Age Security payments. As the Baby Boomer generation ages, more and more people will be collecting OAS payments. While a few of those payments will be fully clawed back due to high income levels, most will be paid out to seniors. The increasing cost of providing these payments will be a huge burden to those remaining in the work force. Many younger people are working at relatively low-paying jobs, and their prospects for enjoying the type of wages that Baby Boomers received through much of their working lives aren’t nearly as high. Gradually raising the age when people can first receive the OAS from 65 to 67 is a good way to deal with rising future costs. No one who is close to retirement and has been planning on a retirement age of 65 will be affected, but notice has now been served to those who are 53 or younger that the age of eligibility will change. Another very important long-term move is to tighten up public service pension plans, including those of MPs. The government is working towards a higher retirement age, having public servants and MPs pay more into pension plans and boosting the age at which MPs will get pensions (they can now get them at age 55). All of these ease pressure on taxpayers of the future. The third long-term strategy is to eliminate the deficit by 2016. This is an excellent step forward, and if it comes sooner, that’s even better. When the government isn’t running a deficit, it can start to pay down its debt. The sooner it does this, the better. While interest rates are low, it makes sense to both pay down debt and refinance other debts. Reducing annual interest payments is the best single way to ease pressure on future taxpayers. Many governments craft budgets with an eye to the next election, and fail to think long-term. This budget contains several key long-term strategies, which will over time ease the pressure on working people. — editorial from the Langley Times/Black Press

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Letters BLACK’S MY COLOUR Arthur Black’s articles are much appreciated by me, especially recent ones about Vietnam and smokers, in which Peter Gzowski tells a story on the comments of one visiting Russian. I heard that broadcast! Peter has never been replaced on the CBC morning show. And on Vietnam I took photos (terrible ones) while crawling in the Cu Chi tunnels in 1982. Discover Vietnam’s Mekong Delta by Bicycle, Saigon Tours, the book on the subject by Tom Mangold and John Penycate should be required reading in all recent history courses. Always look forward on Tuesdays to your local newspaper. MICHÈLE GAGNON-BURGESS Parksville

CURSE THE SCAMMERS These Nigerian scams have been around for a very long time, with little change in approach. I received the usual letter on my alternate e-mail address and decided to reply. My reply informed the sender that I was a very successful witch and that because of his dishonesty in trying to scam me I was putting a curse on him. I stated that in exactly one year from his receiving this e-mail he would die a horrible, painful death as payback for his dishonesty. About a week later I receive a reply from the guy begging me to cancel the curse. He

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said he was a poor student that had to make some money for his schooling and that he was so sorry for trying to scam me. He also stated he would not do it again. After working in Nigeria, I am aware that many believe in curses, so why not lay one on the guy. It worked. WAYNE DWERNYCHUK Parksville

SYRIA NOT OUR FIGHT I have been disturbed the past few months by what I see as yet another attempt to entangle the Western (NATO) countries in another endless war. Surely we have learned by now that the Arab countries and many Muslim non-Arab nations are beset by internal religious and tribal factions that defy our bumbling intervention. I’m referring to the current civil war now raging in Syria and the almost constant beat of the war drums pushing us towards intervention. All the tired old propaganda stories are there, many recycled from the deceptions surrounding the invasion of Iraq. We have all heard of the use of citizens as human shields, the mistreatment of children, the fate of women and any day we will hear of babies being ejected from incubators. I don’t categorically deny any of these stories but I do say it’s past time that the Muslim world be left alone to sort out internal problems, some of which go back centuries. There is enormous wealth in the Gulf States and Saudi Arabia in particular. They

can well afford their own little war, we cannot and should not. HARVEY DORVAL Qualicum Beach

INQUIRY IS NEEDED I am pleased Mr. Gayowsky is as concerned as I about the fraud committed during the 2011 federal election (THE NEWS, March 30). My experience is consistent with hundreds of other Canadians. People were first called by someone soliciting funds for the CPC, then a number received, as I did, calls directing them to the wrong location for their polling station. Some of the second set came from people saying they were Elections Canada; others from folks self-identifying as Conservatives. My experience was repeated in over 200 ridings. I agree with Mr. Gayowsky — it does not make sense. That is why we need an open, full public independent inquiry done by people with the power and resources to get to the bottom of who perpetrated this fraud. Someone or group with access to a lot of money, the voter’s lists and had a high level of organization committed election fraud during the 2011 federal election. Also, I do not appreciate a party that claims to be hard on crime being so cavalier about such a travestry being committed against our democracy. YVONNE ZAROWNY Qualicum Beach See LETTERS, page A12

VIEWS IN THE NEWS We asked: Do you think premier Christy Clark will survive the next election?

SCOTT FRASER, MLA Alberni-Pacific Rim

RON CANTELON, MLA Parksville-Qualicum

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TEUNIS WESTBROEK Mayor, Town of Qualicum Beach

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MICHELLE PRIEMUS Parksville

Yes, just to be on the positive side. COLE HELMAN Parksville

No. Everybody wanted her to be an awful lot, but she hasn’t been able to do it. JUNE DUNN Qualicum Beach

Definitely not. She was installed there and her policies are not good and the people know that. RICK WELYKOCHY Parksville

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letters UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY I was overjoyed earlier in the year when, travelling up to Buckerfields, I saw the construction crew busy on the health centre project. Finally the talk was in action! For so long there has been talk about this urgent need for a community that alledgedly has the oldest (age wise) population in Canada and, in my experience, the most inadequate health care options. At last we had the opportunity to start anew, create a leading edge facility that responds to the needs of the patient and takes forward themes and concerns under review through our health care transformation process. With this new facility, Oceanside has the opportunity to lead and exemplify health care innovation in not only B.C., but in Canada as a whole. My heart sank when reports came out that the construction and movement forward was being blocked. At the same time I knew that there were good people with strong feelings passionately wanting this to truly be a reflection of the peoples wishes and not to be rushed through and ultimately ignoring pertinent aspects of the project, namely the call for overnight beds. I thought long and hard about this, asking myself what would really be the best option for patients and families and the most fiscally responsible outcome. I considered my experience as a nurse, as a VIHA employee, as a mother, as a neighbour embedded in a community with adults challenged by chronic pain, by partners nearing end of life, and by acute and debilitating conditions and all wanting to be able to make choices and to stay in their homes with support and ready access to medical care, on an as needed basis. I do not believe that creating overnight beds, which would inevitably devolve into just another hallway ghetto as we see in our current hospital emergency departments, with excruciating waits, overworked and overstressed staff doing their best to meet everyone’s needs, and huge overhead expenses maintaining the staffing and working of a 24-hour facility. I strongly believe that we need to focus on our community support; throw our weight and resources behind short term in-home or privately contracted respite care resources, overnight in home nursing care for brief crises with ongoing coaching and practical support for all families to allow them to remain healthy and to work in partnership with health care providers. I believe that what our neighbours and loved ones are asking for is a model that supports the values of home and family ties, of maintaining the connections that nurture well being and the maintenance of optimal health within the con-

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BOUQUETS BRICKBATS text of family and community. Family members are crying out to participate, to partner with health care, but they cannot do it alone. That is the direction our health care dollars, professional resources and transformation needs to focus on. We have the opportunity and the responsibility to be a leader in health care innovation through the development of this new facility. JAN NELMS Bowser

YOUNG PEOPLE MATTER Thought I’d like to weigh in on my opinion of the old bus storage facility, or rather what it’s already being called — arts site. In the last five years the people of the area have lost two hotels with entertainment and rooms to rent, thus hurting the tourism industry and taking away entertainment, live music and dance floors for non-seniors. There is a lot of us out there who work mostly in services for the elderly from lawn care to nursing and we seem to be ignored. I would say that a hotel with a pub, stage and dance floor is what Qualicum beach needs! The rooms would bring tourism dollars to the area and create jobs for those in the service industry. An art type site there would just end up being a drain on public funding (taxes) where a hotel would generate revenue! Too close to a school? Everybody seems content with a liquor store a block away. Sell it to private concerns for a profit and put something there that will be of benefit to the whole community! IAN MUNROE Coombs

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huge bouquet to all the staff in the Glenview Wing of Stanford Place. Our family cannot praise them adequately for the compassion and care given to mom and her family. The hugs and laughter they shared with her during her stay gave us comfort at this difficult time. Thank you from the Moffat Family. NINA MOFFAT Parksville

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I think if it is OK for B.C. to send coal out of the province to other countries, we should be allowed to burn it to heat our homes in Bowser. Coal is the history of Vancouver Island. We would not have cars without it; and since it is being crammed down our throats and going to ruin Baynes Sound anyway, what the heck, let us burn it in our homes. It will be a heck of a lot cheaper than what we will be paying for hydro power with these new smart meters. After all, according to the CEO of Raven Open Pit Mine it is clean coal. So my vote is for someone to start a new business and bag up that coal in sacks and deliver it door to door. We will burn clean coal just like Asia does. LEN WALKER Bowser

would like to thank the very kind people who came to our aid when my husband suffered a concussion as we were walking the dogs on Eaglecrest Road. You were so helpful, calling the ambulance, bringing a pillow and blanket, walking the dogs back home and driving me home. My husband was taken to Critical Care in Nanaimo Hospital in serious condition but thankfully he is now improving. You truly show what a great neighbourhood we live in. Many, many thanks once again. JIM AND RHONA PROCTOR Qualicum Beach

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6

99

250-320gr

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Minute Maid

¢ 88

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Five Alive Fruit Beverage

¢ 99

295ml

Growers

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4

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Nalley

Classic Dip 225gr

5

San Pellegrino

Yoplait

Yoptimal, Source or Asana Yogurt 650gr

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Sparkling Fruit Beverage

99

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Carbonated Natural Spring Water 750ml

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Rocky Mountain

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200-400gr

Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese

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Crackers

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MacLaren’s

¢

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Imperial Cold Pack Cheese

Shredded Cheese

Sharp Cheddar, 250gr

170-200gr

4

3

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2$ for

3

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2

5

2

Easter Chocolate

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7

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398ml

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Cool Whip

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300-500gr

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Apple Sauce

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for

99

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5

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200gr

2$

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99

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Hershey or Reese

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170gr

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Green Giant

3

99

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2$

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227-340gr

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99

Crabmeat or Cocktail Shrimp

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Gold Seal

Kraft

475ml

for

9

Cadbury

154-200gr

2$

for

99

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Canned Vegetables

Rolls, Crescents or Biscuits

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Salad Dressing

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500-750ml

99

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1lt

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454gr

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Pillsbury

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Babybel

Bick’s

Dill Pickles

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for

Paradise Island

800gr

2$

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Please drive and play safe this Easter Long Weekend Pepsi, 7-Up or Schweppes

Christie

Crackers

99

MacLaren’s

¢

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Kraft

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Shredded Cheese

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170-200gr

4

3

99

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2$ for

3

7

2

5

2

Easter Chocolate

250gr

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HUGE BAG

for

7

2$ for

5

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Pure Pumpkin

E.D. Smith

Dole

225gr or 1lt

540ml

398ml

Pie Filling

Cool Whip

796ml

2

99

Kraft

Frozen Vegetables

99

Toblerone

Green Giant

500gr

300-500gr

2 $5 Knorr

2$

2 $5

for

for

Knorr

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40-83gr

890ml

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Classic Sauce or Gravy Mix

Mayonnaise

3

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2

99

3 $5

for

Dairyland

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for

Dairyland

Dairyland

500gr

500ml

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500ml

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Smarties Eggs

2$

200gr

99 3

2

99

Sunrype

Pineapple

2 $4

Apple Sauce

for

for

99

5

for

5

Ocean Spray

Uncle Ben’s

348ml

170-180gr

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Aylmer

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398ml

120gr

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2$ for

5

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Terry’s

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Green Giant

for

Dare

11

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2$

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Hershey or Reese

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for

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3

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2$

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Kraft

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for

9

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154-200gr

2$

for

99

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Canned Vegetables

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Salad Dressing

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2$

3

9

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500-750ml

99

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9

454gr

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Butter

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Babybel

Bick’s

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Premium Baby Dills

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Quality Foods

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99

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for

Paradise Island

800gr

2$

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Brown Rice Milk

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2000

Astro Tzatziki Dip 250gr

Becel Soft Margarine Twin Pack

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49

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Right Guard Total Defense 5 Body Wash

3500 399ml

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3500 50ʼs or 75ʼs

Fresh Halibut Fillets

2000 5ʼs or 6ʼs

First of the Season

Keenʼs Dry Mustard

5000 113gr

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Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion 295ml

Quaker Muffin Mix

5000

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1000

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100gr

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100gr

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100gr

Medium

Canadian

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100gr

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Mutligrain Buns

Rasin Bread

2$ for

Scones

10” Apple Pie

6

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for

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99 4

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Dempsterʼs Pita Snackers Flax Multigrain, 375gr

5000

Dempsterʼs Pita Pocket 360gr

5000 Moneyʼs Pieces & Stems Mushrooms 284 ml

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3000

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946ml

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1000

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99

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Carrot Muffins

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Donini Chocolate

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99 3

2 $3 for

Quality Fresh

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99 2

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t’s safe to assume that no It had lots of company. The Palm one alive has ever seen a Pilot, born in 1997, was a wonder quagga. The last specimen of its time. Imagine having all your died in an Amsterdam zoo contacts, an accurate calendar and in 1883. Quaggas, a kind of a By Arthur Black personal notes in one handy gizmo! half-zebra, half-horse combo, used With a touch screen and a personal to roam southern Africa in huge, stylus to boot! What could possibly dense herds but they’re extinct improve on that? now, just like T. Rex, the Dodo and A company named Apple for one. e-mail. Hello iPhone; adios Palm Pilot. Beg pardon? E-mail? Extinct? Then there’s the Atari 2600. CusWell, almost, according to Atos, tomers snapped up more than 30 Europe’s largest IT firm. The commillion of those to play video games pany claims that 90 per cent of e-mail messages like Pong, Pitfall and Combat. For all its fame sent among its employees are a waste of time Atari lived for only seven years: 1977 to 1984. and money. Accordingly, Atos employees — all All these techno dinosaurs share two char74,000 — have been ordered to ditch the e-mail acteristics. Number one: they were each once and go back to the telephone. E-mail was sup- on the very knife-edge of surging technology, posed to boost office productivity; in fact, it’s worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Number behaved like cholesterol, clogging the arteries two: their collapse was utter and lightning-swift of the business machine. Think of all the crap in evolutionary terms. Thirty years for the Sony e-mails you get. Think of the millions of people Walkman. A decade for the Palm Pilot. Seven who, like you, take time out to at least glance at years for Atari. their crap e-mails. Studies show useless e-mails Now we’re watching the titanic struggles can cost a company of 1,000 employees as much (which look increasingly like death throes) of as $10 million a year. Canada’s own BlackBerry. Just a couple of years Ah, well. We’re getting used to extinctions ago it was the world leader in smartphones, these days. Tyrannosaurus Rex terrorized the commanding over 50 per cent of the American river valleys of Western Canada for a couple of market alone. That share is now down to 10 per million years during the Upper Cretaceous pe- cent and circling the drain. riod before flaming out, whereas, say, the PolaBut evolution’s like a baseball game: it’s not roid Land Camera barely lasted 60 years (1948 over until the last at-bat. Back in the mid-1990s, to 2007) before being flung into the Land Fill of a company named Apple was on the ropes too. History. They appointed a guy named Steve Jobs as And remember the pager? Back in the 1980s CEO. it was hard to find a doctor or a salesman who They did alright. didn’t have one clipped on his or her belt. One As for e-mail, the prognosis isn’t bright. or two rappers even went briefly pager-crazy in “The younger generation has all but given up their performances. Then along came the mo- on it,” said a feature story in the London Daily bile phone to gobble it up. R.I.P. noble pager. Mail — in favour of social networks like FaceAnd who doesn’t have a Sony Walkman gath- book and Twitter. Why? Instant-messaging feels ering dust at the back of a drawer? When they more ‘immediate’. Messages don’t languish unfirst appeared in the early 80s Walkmans drove read in somebody’s in-box. In fact with Twitter, a stake through the heart (or the centre hole) it can feel almost like you’re having an actual, of phonograph LPs. Then, just a few years ago one-on-one conversation with somebody. along came a mutation called the iPod and the A face-to-face conversation. You can rememSony Walkman went straight to the Museum of ber what that was like, can’t you? — Arthur Black lives on Salt Spring Island Quaint Artifacts.

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to 4 p.m. • On April 14, the Qualicum Beach Lawn Bowling Club hosts its annual garage sale. It takes place at the QB Lawn Bowling Club, 665 Jones

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NOTICE IS hereby given to Rita Woods, Steve Mitchell & Davina McDougall, that household goods stored at Oceanside Storage Inc., located at 1270 Alberni Highway, Parksville, will be disposed of on April 19th, 2012, unless the outstanding account is settled prior to this date.

FOUND: SET of keys, SOS of Parksville, March. 26. Call 250-248-8590.

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EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE 10:30 AM

Arbutus Grove Church 170 W. Hirst Ave. 250-248-6474 Parksville

April 1-8, 2012

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE 10:30 AM

April 1-Palm Sunday - 10:00am Worship April 5-Thursday 7:00 p.m.

Tenebrae Service and Celebration of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Supperâ&#x20AC;?

April 6-Good Friday Service - 11:00am April 8-Easter Sunday Worship - 10:00am Transformation of the Cross

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Sunday, April 1 10:00am Blessing of the Palms at St. Anneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (historic log church) 10:15am at St. Edmundâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

MAUNDY THURSDAY Thursday, April 5 6:00pm Agape (Seder) Supper in Parish Hall

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Holy Week at St. Columba 921 Wembley Road

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HOLY THURSDAY 7:00pm Mass of the Lordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Supper

10:00am Stations of the Cross 3:00pm Passion of the Lord

Jesus -For all . . . . . . . . Sunday, April 8, 8 am

Worship 10:00am SUNDAY

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APRIL 5 - 7:00pm - Maundy Thursday Holy Eucharist with Foot Washing & Stripping of the Altar (Simple Supper at 5:30pm)

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CITY OF Yellowknife. Lifeguard/Instructor. We are seeking an experienced individual to be a Lifeguard/Instructor. Refer to: www.yellowknife.ca for the required qualifications. Submit resumes by April 13, 2012, quoting competition 602-106U to: Human Resources Division, City of Yellowknife, P.O. Box 580, YK, NT, X1A 2N4. Fax to: (867) 6693471. Email: hr@yellowknife.ca COOMBS VETERINARY Hospital is seeking a full time technician. We are a well equipped hospital with services including digital radiology, ultrasound, laser surgery,endoscopy, laparoscopy and in house lab with blood gas analysis. Please submit resume in person to: 2450 Alberni Hwy, Coombs or by fax to: (250)248-1301 or by email: coombs@coombsveterinaryhospital.com DAY & EVENING mobile patrol drivers required. FT/PT. Permanent. Must have valid security and drivers licence. Email resume to: hr@footprintssecurity.com ESTABLISHED PARKSVILLE law firm seeks experienced family and civil litigation assistant. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send cover letter and resume to parksvillelaw@yahoo.com

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AUTISM PROGRAM MANAGER For well-established intervention program serving children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Permanent fulltime position with an accredited non-profit organization. Responsibilities include program development and planning, hiring, training, scheduling and supervision. Requires a comprehensive understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder, ABA, Social Thinking, familycentred and multi-disciplinary service and individual planning. Start date May 22, 2012. FMI about the CVCDA go to www.cvcda.ca For a full job description or to submit a resume contact Michelle Erikson, Human Resources Manager, 237 3rd St, Courtenay, BC V9N 1E1, michelle@cvcda.ca. Closing date April 13, 2012.

HOUSEKEEPERS WANTED. Must be efficient, hard working, and reliable. Please apply in person to: 1055 West Island Hwy., Parksville, BC.

ESTHETICIAN ESTHETICIAN NEEDED in beautiful uptown salon (new clientele welcome). Please call evenings at 250-752-4732 (after 8 PM).

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WORK WANTED WORK WANTED: Gardening, Housekeeping, Dog Walking, Car Washing, etc. $18/hr, 2 hour min. Small pick up for Yard Waste Removal. Please call 250-248-3248.

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DEATHS

DEATHS

FUTER, MARGARET IRENE March 15, 1924 - March 24, 2012

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Margaret Futer, shortly after her 88th birthday, on Saturday, March 24th, 2012. Mom died in Parksville, surrounded by her children, one of her granddaughters, and by her husband of almost 64 years, George. Margaret was born at home on the family farm near Unity, Saskatchewan and had many happy memories of growing up on the prairie. Her family moved to Port Kells where she dated George in high school. They married in 1948 and moved to the Quesnel area in 1950 where they raised their children. Upon retirement, Margaret and George headed to Vancouver Island to enjoy birding, walking on their beach and travelling. Margaret was an avid gardener, pianist, and artist. As our parents’ copy of the book “Birds of North America” testifies, she travelled extensively with George all over Canada and the United States bird watching and took pride in the number of birds they positively identified. Foremost, Margaret was a loving Mom and wife. Her legacy is a large family who loved her deeply: husband George, children Marilynn (Bill), Shari (Barry), Geordie (Wendi), and Laurie (Dennis), fourteen grandchildren, and a large extended family including great and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and in-laws. Margaret’s family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful, caring staff in Bayview, Stanford Place, both for their excellent, compassionate care of Margaret and George, and for their extraordinarily thoughtful consideration to our family during Margaret’s final days. A private celebration of Margaret’s life will be held on April 6th, 2012.

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD FULL & P/T SERVERS are required by Bugsey’s Bary & Grill. Minimum 1 yr experience, “Serving It Right”, experience with touch screen. Apply at Bugsey’s Bar & Grill. No phone calls accepted.

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JESSIE’S HOUSECLEANING Service offering environmentally friendly cleaning. No harsh chemicals. Friendly, reliable & hardworking. References available. 250-752-9621 for an appointment.

Friendly in home Mac/PC support and lessons. Certified tech, 15 + years experience making technology approachable and easy to understand. All my work is guaranteed. Call

COMPUTER SERVICES

Scott @ 250-821-1994.

BUYDENS COMPUTERS From Nanoose to Deep Bay. Call Kevin 250-240-7372

DRYWALL

DO YOU OFFER HOME SERVICES?

PACIFIC RIM DRYWALL 21 yrs experience, reno’s & repairs, no job to small, local references. Drywall, drywall finishing, ceiling texture & skylight repair. Guaranteed workmanship. We’re in the Parksville Telus Yellow Pages under Drywall. Call Parksville at 250-586-3945.

Our readers are looking for you! Don’t be missed, place your ad today.

Call 310.3535

HELP WANTED

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CARRIERS

Needed in your area.

Call The News at 248-4341 ext. 260

The Parksville/Qualicum Beach News is looking for a responsible person to deliver in your area! Anyone who is interested in making some extra cash and getting a little exercise at the same time is asked to call The News circulation at 248-4341, ext. 260. Routes are temporarily covered. We are looking for permanent carriers for these routes. CURRENT ROUTES AVAILABLE:

Parksville Route #210 79 papers Digby, Fairwind, Gaetjen, Samuel & Temple St.

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As summer approaches and business grows, we are looking to increase our team. Tigh-Na-Mara is an award-winning Resort, Spa and Conference Centre located in Parksville, BC. Our Mission, Vision and Values focus on our Guests, our Team and our Owners. We are looking for positive, reliable, guest-focused individuals, who enjoy working in a fun, team environment. We offer great perks and benefits, wonderful colleagues, and a chance to grow your career. We have the following positions available and all require working weekends. Some also require evening shifts. Full-Time Permanent Positions (30-40 hours/week) Spa Lead Co-ordinator Front Desk Agent Spa Co-ordinator Room Attendants Part-Time Permanent Positions (16-29 hours/week) Gift Shop Clerk Room Attendants Banquet Server Experienced Day Server Summer Positions (July and August, either Full-time or Part-time) Recreation Leaders Room Attendants Casual Positions (hours vary based on business levels) Banquet Server Please forward resume and cover letter to human.resources@tigh-na-mara.com Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Tigh-Na-Mara, the natural choice for employment! www.tigh-na-mara.com


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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

DRYWALL

APPLIANCES

FUEL/FIREWOOD

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

HOUSES FOR SALE

APARTMENT/CONDO

HOMES FOR RENT

SPECIALIZING IN all re-textured ceilings, drywall, tiling, framing, insulating, finished trim, hardwood & laminate floors. Call a PRO. Phil 250954-1859.

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE

SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

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PARKSVILLE – BRIGHT & spacious 2 bdrm, D/W, W/D optional. Large balcony, security camera & parking incl’d. Near schools, beach, downtown & on bus route. From $775. Available now. Call 250248-8592.

1600 SQ ft rancher 2-3 bdrm 5 appl,lrg shop,walking dist to PV. Avail now $1250 /mo.+ util Ref. req. phone 250-954-1445 BACHELOR pad for rent located at 1400 Alberni Hwy, Parksville. Hydro, cable and wireless internet included $500 per month. 250-9549547 CHARTWELL ESTATES- 3 bdrm house on corner lot. Treed, cosy setting. New kitchen appliances. Available April 1. $950. Refs req’d. Call cell 250-240-1451. ERRINGTON 2-BDRM, smaller home. Freshly painted. N/P, N/S. $675./mo. (250)248-5102 ERRINGTON - New 5 bdrm, 2 bath, 1800 sq ft home. $1500/mo + utilities. Avail Apr15th. Call 250-927-4860 FRENCH CREEK, 1 bdrm, newly reno’d, $950 p/m incld’s utils.n/s, n/p,Quiet, near bus. Avail Apr. 1st, References Required Call 250-951-9146 FRENCH CREEK: 4 bdrm, 3 full bath, 2 lrg family rooms, RV parking, $1600 + util’s. Avail now. Call (250)752-8510. HILLIERS, 2 bdrm home on acreage, F/S, W/D, N/S, pets neg. $800 mo. 250-752-2220.

Taping/ Texturing/ Painting. Renovation Specialist, 30 yrs of fast friendly service. Wayne 250-752-4658 QB

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

$$ CASH PAID $$ for NEWER FRIDGES, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS etc.

BELLEVUE RECONDITIONED APPLIANCES Sales & Service. FULL WARRANTY. Large Showroom

1040 BELLEVUE ROAD

FURNITURE MOVING SALE lrg 4 pc bdrm suite w/queen bookcase bed & mattress. $500. Tan tweed sofa & chair $250. Dining set 42” rnd table extends to 60”, 6 chairs, w/china cabinet. $500. Glass top coffee table, end & sofa tbls. $200. All in good condition 250-954-1241

Parksville 250-248-8251

GARAGE SALES

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

BELLEVUE RECONDITIONED APPLIANCES Sales & Service. FULL WARRANTY. Large Showroom

1040 BELLEVUE ROAD

HANDYPERSONS BUILDALL GROUP Home maintenance interior/exterior, small or large jobs. 35 yrs exp. in reno’s & const’n. Call Lou 250-248-7044. OCEANSIDE HOUSE & Home: For all your home maintenance & repairs. Refs available. Pete (250)927-2641. SMALL JOB Specialist. Experienced Contractor. At home or business. Small jobs a Specialty. Reasonable rates. Professional workmanship. Refs. Dave: 250-954-7877.

Parksville 250-248-8251

UNDER $300 WASHER & DRYER, Whirlpool, 6 years old. $250 obo. (250)757-8559.

FREE ITEMS FREE DROP OFF: Oil, batteries, scrap metal. We pay $Cash$ for unwanted Cars & Trucks. Call anytime. Norms Towing & Salvage (prev. of Bull Dog Auto) 250-757-8911 or 250-954-7543.

HAULING AND SALVAGE

FUEL/FIREWOOD

PHONE ANY day. We will Haul Away. Call anytime at 250-468-5733.

COASTAL MOUNTAIN FIREWOOD. Call 250-468-9660. 1-866-768-8886 (Nanoose).

LANDSCAPING

MID ISLAND FIREWOOD (250) 228-4348 Fir, Yellow Cedar, Maple, Alder. Buy next seasons wood now & save. $150/cord. Nanaimo to Tofino. Dry wood avail.

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PARKSVILLE, 302 Rheumer Cres., Sat, April. 7, 9am-3pm. 4 Family Estate/Garage Sale. 12’ aluminum boat on trailer with motor, complete with accessories. Treadmill, large & small tools, toys, hot wheels and many misc household items. No early birds! QUALICUM BAY Lighthouse Community Centre. 240 Lions way, Qualicum Bay, B.C. Date:Apr. 8th., 8am to 12 noon. Pancake Breakfast and Flea Market. Tables $8.00.Rain or Shine. Ph: 250757-8481 or 250-757-9938. Entertainment!!

SMART MOVE CLEARANCE CENTRE 1610 NORTHFIELD ROAD, NANAIMO Tues, Wed, Thurs Apr 3, 4 & 5 10am-3pm. Lots of new items! Come down & see our store!

GOLF MEMBERSHIP, Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club, price including registration $1,550. Call 250-927-1203. **HOME PHONE Reconnect** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid long distance specials! Feature package specials! Referral program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348.

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES quit smoking or continue to smoke w/no harmful tars or chemicals. Intro pkg avail. now Call 250-951-9602 Low cost

MOBILE HOMES & PADS 2 bedroom trailer for rent with attached shop. Located at 1365 Alberni Hwy, Parksville. $650 per month 250-954-9547

VIOLIN SALES & REPAIRS Wembly Mall. 40 quality instruments, all sizes. Starts April 1.

COOMBS: 3 bdrm, private property, F/S, W/D, fenced yard, lrg deck, shed. N/S, no dogs. Avail. $800/mo + util’s. Ref’s req’d. 250-248-9579.

REAL ESTATE

5 ACRES in Qualicum, close to path to shopping. House 3000 sqft, 4 bath. Shop 30x14x16 ceiling, 220 wiring, 2 12ft doors, pool 23x40. Small barn, security gate, city water. $875,000. Call (250)752-1693

Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House won’t sell? Can’t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

Call: 1-250-616-9053 www.webuyhomesbc.com

CLASSIFIEDS WORK HARD! Call 310.3535

HILLIER- 2 bdrm w/view, new carpet, very clean, 6 appls, lrg covered deck. N/S. Pets? Furnished? $750+ utils. Refs req’d. 250-752-0777.

OTHER AREAS NOVA SCOTIA Rural water front lots for sale. Country living at its best. Three bedroom apartments for rent. 45 miles to university town. 1-902-5222343 www.sawmilllanding.com waterfront@bellaliant.net

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)951-0010.

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

Dogleg Road Self-Storage

FIRST MONTH

“FREE”

10ft x 10ft - $85.00 5ft x 10ft - $53.00 Includes HST

For Details phone

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A & M PAINTING. Interior & exterior. Free estimates. Call 250-248-3604. POIRIER PAINTING, Residential / Commercial / Vinyl Siding / Driveway Sealing. Fully insured, Guaranteed Workmanship, Free Estimates. Call Dan 250-240-3528. WCB

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QUALICUM, QUIET mobile home park, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, recently reno’d, F/P, enclosed porch, nice garden, $675 mo. Call Robert 1-250-954-4018.

PARKSVILLE: MOUNTAIN view Rancher, 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, dbl garage. F/S, W/D, gas F/P, N/S, N/P. Central vac, HRV, RV prkg, sprinkler system, $1300. (250)248-0066

FOR SALE BY OWNER

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House for Sale?

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RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 1bdrm +den, Schooner Cove, $800/mo. Underground parking, gas FP, N/S. near Marina. Avail. immed 250-714-1886. DOWNTOWN QUALICUM Beach, beautiful 1-bdrm, bright, private. NS/NP. $850 mo. Ref’s req’d.(250)752-4224

QBuisness QHome Services & More! Serving your Community

STORAGE

N. QUALICUM, private half acre, avail April 1st, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 1100 sq ft, laundry, woodstove, lrg kitchen, recently reno’d, pet neg. Refs req, $1200 mo, 250-248-7570 (day) 250-757-8716 (eves).

COOMBS: PEACEFUL 3 bdrms, large family room, wood stove, W/D & D/W. 12 mins Qualicum Beach, Parksville, $950. (250)951-9962.

FOR SALE BY OWNER

WE BUY HOUSES

DIY STEEL Building deals! Many sizes and models. Make an offer on clearance buildings today and save thousands of dollars. Free brochure - 1-800668-5111 ext. 170.

BOWSER- NEWLY renovated 1/2 duplex. Bright 2 bdrm, 4 appls, on 1 acre. Ref’s req’d. NS/NP. $700./mo. Call 250927-1234. Avail April 1 or 15.

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HOMES WANTED

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MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

WEMBLEY AREA country living in the city- 2 bdrm. (250)228-3177.

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

FRENCH CREEK: 4 bdrm, 3 full bath, 2 lrg family rooms, RV parking. Call to inquire (250)752-8510.

See our website for photos.

WEMBLEY AREA country living in the city- 1 bdrm. (250)228-3177.

FOR SALE BY OWN

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CARPENTRY

HANDYPERSONS

LANDSCAPING

Chris’s Carpentry Insured

Handyman Services

GRAVEL MART

Kitchen & Bath Reno’s Cabinet repairs, Small Carpentry Projects Interior finishing, Decks, Handyman Services, etc. Serving Parksville and Qualicum Beach 30yrs. exp. semi retired Free Estimates Reasonable Rates

cell:250-927-2513

• Fences & Gates (new & repairs)

• Patio/Deck Repairs pairs & Cleaning g • Power Washing • Yard Work & Cleanup • Home Repair Work • Minor Landscaping • Painting

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FREE SCRAP METAL DROP OFF INCL. APPLIANCES

911 Church Rd., Parksville Tel: 250-248-3693 M-F 8-5 Cell: 250-616-3876 Sat 10-4

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Trucks for Hire • Snow Removal Pick-up or Delivery

GARDENING

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The Parksville Qualicum Beach News Tuesday, April 3, 2012 RENTALS

RENTALS

HOMES FOR RENT

SUITES, LOWER

PARKSVILLE, 3 bdrm, 1600 sq ft, spacious, newly reno’d, fireplace, 4 appls, deck, yard, close to estuary, quiet tenants only, absolutely no smoking and no pets, $1000 mo. Call 250-954-0193. PARKSVILLECLOSE to town. 3 bdrm upper floor of house. $1300 includes utilities. Call 250-468-2000. QUALICUM BEACH- 2 bdrm close to beach in Qualicum, great location. N/S. Avail Apr. 1st. $1050 for long term. Call 250-757-8682, 250-752-9252. QUALICUM BEACH: bungalow Avail Apr. 1, 2 bdrm, 1050 sq.ft. plus decks, 5 appls, N/S, 1 pet. Refs. Yr Lease. $1150+util. 250-240-8755. QUALICUM BEACH large 2bdrm townhouse, 1200sqft 2bath, 3appls, lrg private deck & patio, sm pet ok. $850 + strata. Apr. 15. 250-752-4258. QUALICUM BEACHwell kept, level entry on Eagle Crest Dr- 4 bdrms, 2.5 bath, 5 appls, dbl attached garage, N/S, pets neg, $1600+ utils, yearly lease. Refs req’d. Avail Now. Jenn, 778-424-4465.

NEWLY RENOVATED 2 bdr 1 bath entry level suite close to shopping, suitable for quiet person(s). FS, WD, NS, NP, available immediately. $800/mth + shared util. (250)723-4683

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QUALICUM, 1 bdrm, private entry, private deck, country settings. Inc. F/S, microwave. Util. incl plus satellite TV. Suitable for quiet person. N/S. Avail Apr 1st. $675/mo. Ref. req. After 6pm - 250-752-4455 QUALICUM BEACH: gorgeous ground level, 2 bdrm suite, HUGE Master bedroom + w/i closet, brand new condition, fenced yard, garden area, walk to town, N/S, April 1, $925 + utils. 250-752-4842.

SUITES, UPPER QUALICUM BEACH downtown- Priv self-contained suite w/yard, all utils incld. Pet? May 1. $900. d_powers@telus.net 1-760-702-2911.

TRANSPORTATION AUTO FINANCING

Retail / Professional Space for Lease in the village Qualicum Beach. from 544 sq.ft to 1427 sq.ft. phone 250 248 6504

BRENDA GOUGH PHOTO

Rosy Deurvies made a wish and added it to the Forward House wellness wishing tree at the Health and Wellness Fair at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre March 31.

RV PADS ERRINGTON OR Cooms, RV setup on pads, starting at $400 and RV pads starting at $375 or rent to own starting at $4000. Call 250-954-1355. PARKSVILLE AREA- RV pad. Wooded site. $425/mo, includes utils. Available now. Call 250-927-5623.

SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING EMERALD ESTATES 1 bdrm, walk-in shower, hydro & housekeeping incl. Meal plan avail. $1100/mo Call 250-3902991 EMERALD ESTATES. 55+, large 2 bdrm, 2 bath. New carpets & fresh paint, homemaker & housekeeping incl’d, dining program optional. To view call Oceanside Property Mngmt Avail immed. (250)951-3553. HAWTHORNE PLACE 750 Memorial Ave. Qualicum Beach, BC 250-752-4217 Independent Retirement Living with Supportive Services “I have never been as happy as I have been these past three years living at Hawthorne Place” “Such a wonderful family atmosphere” “ A loving caring community” Two bedroom bright and spacious suites available now with a great service package and more... All at affordable monthly rates, convenient in-town location Call Stacey Ryhorchuk today for a personal tour

250-752-4217

SHARED ACCOMMODATION PARKSVILLECLOSE to town. Semi basement furnished studio, shared bathroom & laundry. $550 includes utils. Call 250-468-2000.

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SHIFT AUTO FINANCE Get Approved Today! CREDIT DOESN’T MATTER.. For The Best Interest Rate Call: 1.877.941.4421 www.ShiftAutoFinance.com WANT A Vehicle but stressed about your credit? Christmas in April, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888593-6095.

CARS 1993 OLDS CUTLASS Ciera, Excellent Cond. $1500.00 Call 250-752-4581 TOP DOLLAR Paid! Want To Buy Junk Cars & Trucks for cash. 1-250-954-7843. RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

SAVE $ SAVE GAS. Holiday on Vancouver Island. Older 16’ Aladdin Trailer well kept & priced to sell. Asking $1400. 250-248-6448

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL SCRAP BATTERIES Wanted We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 & up each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Toll Free 1.877.334.2288.

TRUCKS & VANS

SHIPPING CONTAINERS 20’ or 40’. Buy or Rent. Safe and secure. Easymove Container Services. Serving Vancouver Island. 1-(888)331-3279

CASH BUYER of junk cars and trucks. Over the phone price quotes. 1-250-954-7843.

ERRINGTON- 1 bdrm large sunny suite. All utilities, cable & internet included. Nonsmokers only! $750/mo. Call (250)248-7050.

Occupational Therapist and Reiki Practitioner Holly Carnegie Letcher offers emotional and spiritual health and wellness an her Oceanside Pathways 2 Wellness practice was on hand to guide people through a labyrinth.

Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526

STORAGE

SUITES, LOWER

fil here please

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

SELL YOUR CAR... FAST! with a classified ad Call 310.3535

Parksville Pharmasave’s Lisa Leger (far left) was one of the event’s main organizers and was a busy bee throughout the weekend fair.

Painter helping promote the region BRENDA GOUGH

reporter@pqbnews.com

Local artist Monk was in Alberta recently, promoting the beauty of our area with her paints and canvas. Monk is well-known for encouraging young and old to paint with her and add their brush strokes and signatures to her works of art. During the Edmonton Home and Garden Show March 22 to 25 she was part of team from Tourism Vancouver Island. Monk had a four by five canvas of the giant trees in Cathedral Grove that people participated in painting. She said hundreds of people picked up a brush and added their signature to the canvas. Monk said when she told people about Cathedral Grove and how old the trees were in the park many of

them couldn’t believe it. “So many people said they want to come here and when you explain to them that the trees are 1,500years-old in Cathedral Grove they believe it is a sacred place and everybody has it on their bucket list as a place to visit.” Sharyn Sadauskas of Vancouver Island Tourism said they had representatives from Parksville and Qualicum Beach as well as Cowichan Bay, Campbell River, Tofino and Nanaimo promoting the region to Albertans. Monk said the people she talked to told her that they would love to move to the Island. Monk said she told them that if they came to Parksville they could use her easel and paints and take them down to the beach, where they could make their own painting.

BRENDA GOUGH PHOTO

Sharyn Sadauskas of Vancouver Island Tourism paints on the Monk canvas at the Brant Festival opening night gala.


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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 The Parksville Qualicum Beach News THEY DON’T GO SOUTH IN THE WINTER! PROTECT YOUR CROPS & GARDEN WHILE YOU’RE AWAY

ELECTRIC FENCE

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET IT RIGHT

Self Storage

Grand Entrance or Back Yard Oasis Large or Small they are Never Less than Grand Call Roger g for a free Estimate

“Come see the difference.”

IT’S TIME TO SUMMER-IZE YOUR RV

1st Month FREE! Call

SUSTAINABLE PASTURE MANAGEMENT WITH:

• Electric Tape & Rope Systems • Portable Posts

FERRIS FENCING

250-248-2313 for Details. 250-757-9677 430 Grovehill, Qualicum Beach Two locations in Parksville

Supplying all your electric fence needs! info@ferrisfencing.com

www.ferrisfencing.com

HEATED STORAGE AVAILABLE

✓ FLUSH WATER SYSTEM ✓ CHECK APPLIANCES ✓ CHECK ROOF SEALS ✓ CHECK TIRE PRESSURES

SPRING SPECIAL $89.95

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1421 E. Island Hwy, Parksville Call 250-468-1500

New Hope Wellness

Automobile Repairs & Service

PARKSVILLE PETROCAN SERVICE Spring Time

SUMMER TIRE INSTALLATION $ /wheel

18.95

Self Storage

Ginny Gossen R.N. CH Natural Practitioner • Registered Nurse Chartered herbalist • Zyto Compass • Iridology

(Stick on weights: $2.00/tire extra) • Brake service, tires, batteries • Fully qualified mechanic • Gov’t Testing Station

Friendly Courteous Service

Call for appointments 778.227.1266 Mobile Services available

250-248-4745

431 E., Island Hwy., Parksville

JORGENSEN Get the Card

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25 AIR MILES® Reward*NewMiles* rentals only 2 locations in Parksville to serve you! Paul and Beverley Walkey

Come see us direct for personal service and a free pre-planning guide. Call us, or come visit: 118 Fern Road E., Qualicum Beach Located behind Qualicum Pharmasave

Phone 250-594-0305 www.qbfuneralcentre.com qbfuneralcentre@shaw.ca

Downtown or the Industrial Park Boxes, tape & other moving supplies Heated & drive-up storage.

Call 250-248-2313 for details

Call Murray

www.roofdemossing.com Don’t Let Moss Destroy Your Roof!

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Ladybugs

Designing Nails Getting engaged? Enhance the beauty of your diamond with a new set of gel nails.

•Gel Nails •Manicures •Pedicures •Waxing •Girly Goodies

Walk-ins Welcome

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7-162 Harrison Ave.

Evenings available by appointment.

Terminal 's

QUALITY ASSURED COLLISION SERVICES

SINCE 1979

A Great Looking Home Starts With A Great Looking Roof!

250.954.9080

Unique Design & Home PLanning

Events • Weddings

ROOF DEMOSSING

Our moss solution is biodegradable, environmentally friendly, and contains no staining or corrosive material. An improperly treated roof leaves streaking, bare patches and live moss. Our spray system covers 100% of your shake, steep or normal roof. For faster, better, safer results, guaranteed for years.

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QUALITY ASSURED COLLISION SERVICES

ALL DENTAL PLANS WELCOME

DISABILITY PLANS WELCOME (no cost to patients)

440 East Island Hwy, Parksville 250-248-2082

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DO YOU HAVE LOCAL SPORTS NEWS? Contact: James Clarke, Sports Reporter Email: sports@pqbnews.com Phone: 250-248-4341

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OLD TIMERS HOCKEY

AMATEUR GOLF

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Doug Banks, Parksville’s fire Chief, backstopped the Bald Eagles into their Labatts final game against Goldstream on Sunday.

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Bring on the Tiger Balm. The Grumpy Old Men oldtimers hockey tournament went off without a hitch at Oceanside Place over the weekend, and the players, some 350 of them in all, left it all on the ice. “This is the 21st annual, and we’ve been here (in Oceanside) for eight years,” tournament director Bruce L’heureux said Saturday, on the history of what for many of the players in attendance is their last outing of the season. L’heureux said the tour-

nament was moved here from Nanaimo back in ‘04 because of economics, but it’s the facility and the people that keep them coming back. “The ice is better, the facility is first class ... the people here treat us like gold,” he said. “They love us, and we love being here.” The 24-team tourney featured a four-team division of 35s, and four divisions of 45 and overs. There were two Parksville teams in the mix — the Bald Eagles and the Bruins. “Oh yeah,” the longtime tournament organizer con-

firmed with a chuckle when asked if the speed and skillset of the old timers on the ice struck home the deep roots of hockey in this country. “A lot of these guys played some good hockey in their time.” As for the economic benefits of the Grumpy Old Men — there were five teams from Campbell River North, four teams from Victoria, a team from Vancouver, and as far away as Salmon Arm and Washington State. “This (tournament) generates in the neighbourhood of $250,000 for Parksville in

spinoff business hotel rooms meals, shopping,” he said. On Sunday, the Victoria Crusaders won the Blue division for bragging rights among the over 35s. The Bald Eagles came up short against Goldstream in the Labatts final, but they had to be good to get there, as they beat the Saanich Old Chiefs 3-1 in Saturday’s fastpaced semifinal. Parksville fire chief Doug Banks must have eaten his Wheaties before that game as he backstopped the Bald Eagles with some three alarm saves. See OLD TIMERS, page A28

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There were also a number of great efforts on the part of his teammates in front of him, including Gene Gervais. Gervais is the oldest Eagle at 62, but he was a handful for the Old Chiefs on Saturday. “We had to win that game to make the final, so yeah it was a nice win,” said Bald Eagle D-man and team manager Lucky Butterworth. “Great performance by Banksy,” he confirmed. “He was first star that game for sure ... today’s (Sunday’s) game though, for the whole team, not so much.” In other results, the Courtenay Blood Shots won the Budweiser division and the highly coveted Grumpy Guy T-shirt. “Thats what they all play for, is the T-shirts,” Bruce chuckled. The Salmon Arm Colts won the Kokanee division; the Bellingham Fury won the Lucky division and the Port Alberni Old Puckers the Alexander Keith’s. “It gets a little intense out there sometimes — there were a couple incidents (on the ice) on the weekend,” Butterworth confirmed when asked about the intensity a lot of the players still bring to the ice. “For the most part it’s pretty good though, and we forget about whether we won or lost about 10 minutes after the game when the tray of beer arrives.” Butterworth, who turns 50 soon, started playing hockey at the age of six up in Port Hardy. He said the average age of the players on the Bald Eagles is 52, 53, “and we’ve been in the (tournament) final six years in a row.” As for the four in three days, “we’re pretty tired, a bit sore, and some people are pretty hung over today,” he said Sunday night, and agreed the game of hockey never gets old. Last weekend was the Bald

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Eagles’ second tournament of the year and they still have one more in Campbell River in two weeks — including league games the team has played around 40 games this season. “We all still enjoy it. We have an Over 55 team as well, so we all get to move up,” he laughed.


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Okay, so her debut at the Canadian Senior Curling Championships may not have played out exactly as she’d hoped, but competing at a high level and representing her province on the national stage never gets old. “Never,” confirmed local skip Penny Shantz. Along with her rink; former Olympic teammate Debbie JonesWalker from Vancouver along with Deborah Pulak, and QB’s Shirley Wong — are back home from the 2012 Canadian Senior Curling Championships played out in March 15-25 in Abbotsford, a little older and a little wiser. Shantz and company, who won the B.C. Sr. Ladies championships last month, got off to a great start in Abbotsford when they won their opener handily, upsetting the defending champions from New Brunswick. The local rink then lost their next three.

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The team bounced back Mon., March 19 in Draw 10 when they scored two in the 10th for a 7-6 win over Northwest Territories, and on the Tuesday they kept their hopes alive when they stole one in the 10th to beat Northern Ontario, 6-5. That win put the local rink

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ceded, explaining their opener against the Kelowna Rockets was a sign of things to come, as the Island girls battled hard but came up on the short end of a 2-1 final. In game two they came up short, 1-0, against Windermere Valley. “Again, outplayed them, outshot them, played good enough to win — just couldn’t buy a goal.” In game three against the host Silverbacks, the Extreme found themselves down 3-buzz after the first period, but battled spoiled their party by battling back for the 3-3 tie. “We hit a goal post in the third period that would have put us ahead,” chuckled Chamberlain, adding the first three games,

“all could have easily gone our way, but after that we had to play desperate hockey.” The Extreme lost game four, 3-1 to the Surrey Falcons, another team with their backs against the wall, then bounced back with a solid 5-0 win over Whitehorse in Game 5. “At that point we knew we were out (of the tournament playoffs), but it was good for the kids just to have a decent game and score some goals.” The Extreme closed out the B.C.s with a loss to the eventual provincial champion Richmond Ravens, who finished undefeated on the season. “They were good.” “Our season started off kind of rough, we didn’t really get going in my opinion until





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Jolly and husband William Clyde are also hoping to enter a team in of beginners and intermediate players in a tournament in Nanaimo in April, “and I will be organizing my fun tournament on June 23 again this year at the Parksville Community Park.” For details call Diana at 250-248-4660 or e-mail dijolly@ gmail.com. — James Clarke


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In follow up to last week’s story on the federal government’s recent press release heralding its funding of new programs aimed at making hockey safer (THE NEWS, page A34, Tuesday, March 27) Oceanside Minor Hockey president Greg

Sabo said while he has not seen any new programs or funding that apply directly to OMHA, the local association does continue to benefit from B.C. Gaming Grant money. “Our application for this year is in process, so I’m not sure what it will look like, but last year we received $50,000 and the year before was $40,000.”

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It was, she confirmed, a long stretch of curling to be sure. The team lost all three of their games on Thursday — 8-5 to Alberta, 8-6 to Ontario and 11-5 to Newfoundland and Labrador, and closed out the Senior Nationals with an 8-6 loss to Quebec. “We could have easily won that game,” Shantz panned, her competitive side coming through. Coached by Lindsay Sparks from Courtenay, the team played 11 games over nine days and finished 10th out of 12 teams. “Bad play,” Shantz chuckled when asked what did them in, adding, “you can tell when you’ve brought your A-game and when it’s not working. We kept hoping it was going turn around but it never quite happened. “Debbie (Jones-Walker) and I haven’t been there (the B.C.s) for a long time,” she said of her good friend. The two were on the same team that won a bronze medal at the Calgary Olympics, and both competed for years at a high level in women’s curling. Asked what she’ll take away from her first national final as a skip, and the local bank manager thought for a second and said, “I think the whole week. Just being there with all the people that I know from the past, and all the new people that I met ... it’s just a great event for any team to ever experience, and to go to that level, it’s wonderful. It’s a lot of pressure, it’s harder then work, but it’s a lot of fun and it’s well worth it. You learn so much, and you experience so much in that one week; to watch my team grow as the week went on — that’s the highlight, and although we didn’t win, we were getting stronger every day, and you could see it.” “It’s a long week and the competition’s tough, but overall it was pretty good — it felt awesome to be back there.” In the end, the King rink from Alberta beat Cunningham from Newfoundland 9-5 to clinch the women’s championship.

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he party that celebrates the Pacific Black Brant is in full swing in Oceanside. The little black geese have been busy on the shores of Parksville and Qualicum Beach feeding on the herring roe that is left on eelgrass. The fattening up ritual that enables the Brant to make their trip north to Alaska is celebrated with a wide array of activities during the Brant Festival which has activities scheduled until April 10 throughout the community. On March 31 an event called Brant in the Bay saw Sandy Gray and other members of the Arrowsmith Naturalists observing the birds in the Parksville Community Park. The public was invited to view Brant geese and other feathered species with the help of the bird experts who set up spotting scopes. Gray said she has seen over 3,000 Brant together in the past week and while there were not that many Brant on the shores of Parksville Bay on the weekend there were plenty of other birds species spotted through the many scopes set up at the end of the park’s waterfront drive. The next Brant festival event for the Arrowsmith Naturalists is the Big Day Bird Count on April 7. The fun event that gives bird watchers of all experience levels a chance to test their abilities at finding birds has been part of the Brant festival for years. Gray said they have bird experts from all over Vancouver Island who will be putting their keen eyes and bird knowledge to the test. “We have some pretty talented birders coming … these are serious birders … biologists, teachers, people who work in the field,” she said. That doesn’t mean novice birders are not welcome. In fact there are several categories in the bird watching contest including novice, intermediate and experienced. Gray said it is a great family event that in some years has drawn up to

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Doug Bradley, Sandra Gray, Don Wilshere and Duncan Campbell of the Arrowsmith Naturalists braved the cool weather March 31 at the Parksville Community Park and invited the public to view Brant geese and other birds. The event was one of many being sponsored by the Nature Trust of BC for the 2012 Brant Festival which goes until April 9.

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Some unexpected support for the Brant Festival has organizers optimistic about the future of the event. During the opening night gala March 31 at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre, organizers received a cheque from Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations for $4,400. Tim Clermont of the Nature Trust said the amount was a nice surprise. He said they were expecting some money for the Brant Festival from the Ministry, but not that much. “We thought we were going to get $2,500 … but they added another $,900.” He said the money will help continue to keep the festival going and added some new support has also come from the local business community. “Two local businesses really stepped up to support the Brant Wildlife Festival,” stated Clermont. He said Fran Piper of Uptown Framing and Gallery in Qualicum Beach donated her

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Qualicum Beach Mayor Teunis Westbroek, RDN Chairman Joe Stanhope and Parksville Mayor Chris Burger unveil one of five new signs that were commissioned by the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Reserve (MABR). The informational signs will be placed in some of the area’s provincial parks.

labour and has agreed to be the official supplier of frames for the Brant limited edition prints which were part of the live auction at the Thursday night gala. He added that Smashin’ Glass and Anything Art Co. in Parksville is flying the Brant wildlife festival banners in the store. Deez bar and grill will have a drink special where money raised will go towards the festival from the Big Day Birding gathering next Saturday. During the gala, a new

sign was unveiled that will be placed at Rathtrevor Provincial Park in Parksville. The sign is one of five that will be placed in various provincial parks in the local area. The signs were commissioned by the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Reserve. The Brant Wildlife Festival continues until April 10 with all kinds of free activities planned. The Fish Hatchery Tour is April 3 and 5, from 12 to 2 p.m. and April 7 from 10 a.m. See EAGLE, page B5

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The Super Sparrow Sleuth award goes to the team that finds the most sparrows. “There are seven common sparrows here and another half dozen that are hard to find. I am sure one team will count at least nine or 10 sparrows,” Gray said. The bird of the day award goes to the team who spots rare birds that you don’t see very often. “Last year’s was an Iceland gull … other years we’ve had some very different birds.” The day starts any time after

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the software was obtained through a SET BC technology grant. She said that at first it was a bit hard for students but once they figured out how the software worked they had fun making the book and now they are doing a second book. “It was a gong show when we first got started with the first book. On the second book they got way more done. The kids were quick to learn the technology and it makes them better readers and writers,” Steele said. Now well-versed in the technology the Winchelsea students will now share the program with other students in School District 69 (Qualicum). On April 13 the Cool Chameleons will go on a field trip to Nanoose Elementary School where they will show Leslie McCallum’s Grade 3 and 4 class how to use the software and make their own books. The SET BC programs are part of the provinces initiatives for 21st century learning.

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An event that celebrates and treasures our rich textile heritage took place in Parksville over the weekend. About 80 fibre artists gathered at the Quality Inn Bayside for the 25th annual Weavers and Spinners retreat. The Qualicum Weavers and Spinners Guild hosted the event which celebrates the ancient craft of spinning and weaving. Those who cherish finely spun yarn and exquisitely dyed and woven cloth have been getting together on Vancouver Island for many years thanks to the efforts of June Mussenden. The Victoria resident is one of the original two women who started the retreat 25 years ago and said back then it was quite an ordeal to organize. “We didn’t have computers in those days to e-mail people. We had to write letters and get replies by mail and phone,” she recalled. She said although her friend who helped her get the event going died a few years ago she still enjoys the get togethers. She said it really is a great event for fellow weavers, spinners and dyers who enjoy getting together to learn and share knowledge and skills.

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Four out of five Andrea Dorst nails competition goals isn’t bad Local self-taught nail artist wins online contest for seasonal fingernail decoration STEVEN HEYWOOD

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am sure that any organization or project that achieved four out of five goals would be pleased with that result, which is why I am scratching my head over the dissatisfaction of a group of Oceanside citizens regarding the new Oceanside Health Clinic. The addition of this clinic to the existing services means that Oceanside residents will have access to lifelong care, the promotion of health and wellbeing, management of chronic disease By Kim Burden and the prevention of hospitalization. The services being provided will mean care closer to home and fewer trips to a specialist’s office or an emergency department. All of these services make Oceanside a more attractive place to live, work and play. The initial construction of the clinic means jobs for the construction industry and the estimated $15 million cost of the facility represents dollars coming into the community and being spent in the community. The opening of this facility will bring together new and existing services in a single facility and it will also mean an increase in the number of meaningful high paying jobs which our economy needs. The ongoing operation of the clinic employing health care professionals will see an increase in the average earnings in our community and those dollars will also be spent in the community. The construction and operation of the clinic also provides a solid first step towards increased resources and improved health care in our community. Every journey begins with a single step, this journey began several years ago. It has been promoted and advocated for by a coalition of residents groups and does not have to end with the construction and operation of this particular valuable resource. It will form the base for future needs as our community continues to grow and prosper. See HEALTH CENTRE, page B10

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It was her very first online contest, but thanks to a first place finish, it certainly won’t be Andrea Dorst’s last entry. The nail technician at Parksville’s Vintage Sol Nails in Wembley Mall, Dorst said she’s pretty-much self taught in nail art — after learning the craft at Nova Beauty in Nanaimo. “The education I had there was fabulous,” she said. “If it wasn’t for (her teacher), I wouldn’t be here today.” Nail art and manicures have always been a passion for Dorst. It all started for her when she went to an incredible nail artist when she was younger. So, when she finished her education, she started her own business. Shortly thereafter, she found a great gig with Vintage Sol. In no time, she said she has gotten very busy, helping her clients design their fashionable — and sometimes very colourful — fingernails.

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Vintage Sol Nails’ Andrea Dorst was the top artist in a nail technician contest, held online by LCN.

“It can be time consuming,” she explained. “But the results are well worth

the time. Most clients like to come in, relax and leave with beautiful nails.” Her experience and artistic eye led her to create a St. Patrick’s Day theme to her own nails — which she entered in an online contest through Light Concept Nails (LCN). The company, whose products Vintage Sol Nails uses, offers nation-wide contests each season and this time, Dorst’s entry beat out every other nail artists for the win. “It was my very first nail art contest, so I’m very pleased,” she said. Since it was run on Facebook, the number of ‘Likes’ she received for her art, pushed her over the top. Find Andrea Dorst at Vintage Sol Nails in the Wembley Mall, or call 250586-6636.

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Rock tour to promote jobs Province to upgrade the Malahat TOM FLETCHER Black Press

VICTORIA — The B.C. government is rolling out a rock-themed road show to encourage young people to find training and work. The Jobfest tour has all the trappings of a concert tour, including T-shirts, souvenir drumsticks and guitar picks, and two inflatable tents that look like giant amplifiers. Stops in 50 B.C. communities will include a rock band, local community performers and speakers, with the tents serving as mobile career resource centres. “We’re going into some of the smallest communities in the province, First Nations communities, non-aboriginal communities to really share with the youth of the province what sorts of careers are available to them,” said Jobs, Tour-

ism and Innovation Minister Pat Bell. Job resources that are part of the tour include iPad apps that guide users through a four-stage questionnaire to narrow down their possible career choices, and computers to link users to a network of websites for detailed information. The tour will officially launch in Abbotsford on April 18. From there it goes north to Prince George, Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Terrace, Kitimat, Haida Gwaii, Prince Rupert, Smithers, Houston, Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Vanderhoof, Williams Lake, Quesnel, 100 Mile House, various Lower Mainland sites and Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Courtenay-Comox, Campbell River and Powell River. — Black Press

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VICTORIA — The province will spend $8 million adding 5.4 kilometres of extra concrete medians on the Malahat Drive this year. Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom announced Thursday that when construction is complete, more than 40 per cent of the Malahat will be separated with median barrier. Five sections of the corridor will receive the barriers, with construction work scheduled to start next month and finish in the fall. Other safety improvements include intersection upgrades at Finlayson Arm Road, Shawnigan Lake Road and the Malahat village, plus additional enforcement pullout areas, an advanced weather advisory system, and improved lighting, signage and roadside delineation. The safety improvements were motivated by a community-driven effort to reduce crashes. Lekstrom said the restricted corridor means the 1.4 km median being put in north of Findlayson Arm Road will require removal of a section of passing lane. “There is some give and take, but immediately follow-

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Malahat volunteer fire chief Rob Patterson speaks at announcement of improvements to Malahat Drive at the B.C. legislature.

ing the median barrier placement, there is some passing lane as well, so I think it will work,” Lekstrom said. Cowichan resident Chelsey Dollman was one of the advocates who pushed for the improvements after she created a petition and Facebook group about the issue. Ironically, she was almost in a collision on the Malahat Thursday morning as she travelled to the news conference. “Someone had stopped dead in the fast lane to turn left,” Dollman said. “They’re starting at the end of April with the minimal construction, and then through June, July and

August is when we’ll see the actual barriers go in, so everything should be done by this fall.” Malahat Volunteer Fire Department chief Rob Patterson agreed. “The infrastructure that’s going to be in place this year is going to help the motoring public over the Malahat. From a first responder’s standpoint, we see these crossovers far too often. It’s going to improve safety for each and every one of us. I don’t have to worry about cars crossing as often as they have in the past in the areas where we have had these time and time again.”

Consult your financial advisor before action CONTINUED FROM PAGE B9

• Need permanent life insurance protection • are between the ages of 30 and 55 • are in a high marginal tax bracket • have maximized RRSP/pension plan contributions • want to supplement retirement income with tax-free dollars • want to reduce the amount of tax they’re currently paying on investments • have minimized non-deductible debt. Remember to always consult your advisor

before taking any action. Written by Stuart Kirk, CIM Stuart Kirk is an Investment Funds Advisor with Manulife Securities Investment Services Inc and a Retirement Planning Specialist with Precision Wealth Management Inc. The opinions expressed are those of the author and may not necessarily reflect those of Manulife Securities Investment Services Inc or Precision Wealth Management Inc. For comments or questions Stuart can be reached at stuart@precisionwealth.ca or 250-954-0247.

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Linking Island Business April 11 Qualicum Beach to host this month’s Economic Alliance event QUALICUM BEACH — BC Hydro and the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce will present The John Hart Project and Maximizing Economic Opportunities through the Major Projects Portal at the Linking Island Business event April 11 in Qualicum Beach. The session will provide the latest updates on the BC Hydro project while also showing how the portal provides suppliers and contractors with opportunities to profile their services to bid proponents and potentially access contract opportunities by registering on the new web portal. “As the BC Hydro procurement process unfolds for the proposed John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project, the Major Projects Portal site is positioned to maximize the opportunities and benefits that will accrue with this and other major construction projects in the region,” said Rick Roberts, past VIEA chair who has represented VIEA in the partnership between BC Hydro, Campbell River Chamber, Vancouver Island Construction Association,

and Vancouver Island Economic Alliance that has collaborated on the Major Projects Portal. “VIEA continues to be impressed by the leadership shown by BC Hydro and that of local and regional business leaders as we prepare for the approximate billion dollar John Hart project,” adds Rick. An overview of the CR Major Projects portal site by Colleen Evans, Executive Director of the Campbell River Chamber, and a project update from Stephen Watson of BC Hydro will also include some context for why local and regional businesses and organizations are involved in this initiative. For details, sponsorship opportunities and to register, visit www.viea.ca or e-mail registration@viea.ca. Sponsors include Quality Foods, MNP, Island Radio, CTV, Glacier Media, ProReg, Lewis & Sears Marketing & Event Management, Wallpepper Design, Black & White Party Rental, Array Studios, Community Futures Central Vancouver Island and Venture Connect. — Submitted

WOOD CHIPPING PROGRAM NOTICE TO PARKSVILLE RESIDENTS Living south of Island Highway 19A between Church Road and Moilliet Street (both sides) The chipper will be in your area April 13 - April 17 to pick up tree and hedge trimmings. Please place only the following at the front property line before 8 am prior to April 13: 1. Branches with a maximum diameter of 6 inches (15 cm), stacked with the larger end of the branch or trunk facing the roadway. 2. Woody shrub material, piled for ease of access by the chipping crew. Rocks, stumps and construction waste may cause injury to the chipper operators and must NOT be included in piles. Please note that due to safety issues, materials such as pampas grass and clematis and wisteria vines cannot be chipped. These, along with along with other compostable garden debris, leaves, and grass clippings may be taken to the Church Road Transfer Station. Piles containing the afore-mentioned items will not be removed by the chipping crew. Piles must be limited to a size of 5 feet wide by 3 feet high, and only one pile per residence will be removed by the chipping crew. Please do not combine piles from multiple households as it is more difficult and time consuming for the chipping crew to take apart large piles for chipping than it is for them to handle smaller piles. . When placing your chipping pile, please be sure not obstruct your property’s City water connection box in the event access is required for maintenance. If you have questions, please call Engineering and Operations Department at 250-248-5412.

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Branch No. 49 meets at Lions Pioneer Village, 241 Moilliet, Parksville.

First Monday of month 7pm QB Legion, 250-752-2340

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Q.B. CARPET BOWLERS CLUB

Every Friday at 12:45pm Qualicum Beach Civic Centre.

Q.B. WALKING CLUB

Meets Fridays, 8:30am. 250-752-6007

THE BREAKFAST CLUB—OBISNET Every Friday 10am. White Spot

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EveryTuesday

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QUALICUM BEACH & AREA NEWCOMERS CLUB

Meets fourth Tuesday of month. 10am St. Stephen’s United Church hall 150 Village Way, QB

TENNIS — SPRINGWOOD PARK 1-4pm daily Arrowsmith Tennis Club 250-248-5702 www.arrowsmithtennis.ca

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PV Legion 1:30pm. 250-248-6842

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Saturday, April 7. Anytime after 4:30am - to 3pm Details & registration: 250-248-5305

Games start at 6:30pm. Bowl to the rock and roll sounds of the 50s and 60s. 250-752-0621

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