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A team of Nanaimo residents determined to protect western portions of Linley Valley are pushing to drop 10,000 signatures on the mayor’s desk. Team Linley Valley West held its first public meeting Wednesday at the Kin Hut in Departure Bay. Joanne Jonas-McRae, spokeswoman for the team, said the response exceeded expectations. “It was our first public meeting so we weren’t too sure what to expect, but the place was packed and we had a very positive discussion,” said Jonas-McRae. “A lot of people came out to show their support and provide information.” She said the team has worked diligently to explore funding possibilities to purchase some of the valley’s land parcels after Nanaimo council flip-flopped on its own commitment to seek funding. In late February, council passed a motion 8-1 to explore funding mechanisms to possibly purchase the parcels, which have an assessed value of more than $6 million. Two weeks later, council reconsidered that motion, which subsequently failed with a 7-2 vote. Jonas-McRae called that move negative and disappointing. Linley Valley West is 162 hectares of marshland, coastal Douglas fir forest, beaver ponds, wetlands, rock bluffs and wildlife habitat, with much of it enjoyed by hikers, bird watchers, mountain bikers and runners. It is divided into five privately owned parcels with the majority zoned for residential development. Council, after its flip-flop, said Linley Valley West is not a priority for parkland preservation and that it has always been slated for development. ◆ See ‘GROUP’ /4

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The city will make improvements to the Italian Fountain in front of Port Place Shopping Centre. Some landscaping was already done to thin out and sculpt nearby bushes and clean up garden beds, while a draft design plan for the upgrade is expected later this month. Costs are not yet known. For the full story, please see page 3.

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Nanaimo Mounties are warning the public, especially teens, to take precautions after two recent incidents of men approaching teenage girls. Police say the first incident happened in Woodgrove Centre near the Tim Hortons kiosk March 29 at about 7:30 p.m. A man sat on a bench near an 18-year-old and asked if she wanted to participate in making a pornographic

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Upgrades in works for city’s Italian Fountain A downtown landmark donated by Nanaimo’s Italian community 50 years ago will get a facelift. The Italian Fountain, located on Terminal Avenue by the Port Place Mall and Nanaimo Casino, was completed in 1961 and given to the City of Nanaimo to recognize the province’s 100th anniversary. As downtown revitalization occurs around the fountain – Port Place is undergoing a massive renovation, the casino is expected to be revamped and the Vancouver Island Conference Centre opened a few years ago – little updating has been done to the fountain itself. As a result, it’s become a place where drug paraphernalia is discarded and there’s an increasing number of complaints from the RCMP, nearby merchants and parks staff. “Improvements will be made over the course of this year as it’s really getting quite dilapidated,” said Coun. Diana Johnstone. “It’s been a landmark for some time, so we’ll work with [Port Place owner] First Capital to make those improvements. First Capital has indicated it wishes the fountain to remain because it has been a landmark and a gift from the Italian community.” Improvements will include updating the fountain structure, as well as mechanical and electrical components, and improving the green space to add esthetics and reduce places where crime can occur. A design draft plan is expected to go before the Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission this month, and the city will work with stakeholders to seek funding. Mansfield Park, located in the city’s hospital district, will also get an update. Public consultation will take place beginning in September and, if approved, improvements will be carried out in spring 2013.

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he end of every month is like Christmas for more than 35 Nanaimo households when they open their totes brimming with bright orange carrots, sweet bell peppers, pungent herbs, and juicy red tomatoes – all sourced from organic suppliers. Tanis Laird started the Nanaimo Organic Food Buying Club in January and has sourced and assembled two months of orders to date – all with rave reviews from appreciative members. “I felt strongly about making good quality organic food available to lower and middle income local families,” she said. Club members pay $40 for a share of a monthly bulk order bought from a certified organic distributor in Vancouver. Along with the health and taste benefits of quality pesticide-free organic produce, members save up to 85 per cent on store prices for some items. Another plus is that each tote has

the same produce items, ensuring there is no waste and dollars are spent as wisely as possible. Laird and her husband, Joe Leger, spend about 100 unpaid hours a month putting together the club’s order, collecting the products and doing the accounting. They’re now working to add local organic suppliers to their database and last month offered organic wheat grown and milled by Sloping Hill Farm in Qualicum Beach. “Our local farmers have it hard when it comes to making a living. Naturally you have to build trust and develop a lasting relationship but more local products will be added to monthly orders along with the opportunity to request dry goods such as organic beans and pasta,” Laird said. Debates continue about whether the health benefits of organic products outweigh non-organic. But for aficionados, there’s no disputing food prepared with organic products tastes better and leads to a healthier diet. The Nanaimo Organic Food Buying Club is open to new members. For more information, please visit the club’s Facebook page, e-mail nanorgfood@yahoo.ca or call 250-716-0619. editor@nanaimobulletin.com

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A project is getting underway to look at replacing and relocating the cenotaph in Lantzville.

A search is underway to find a new location for Lantzville’s war memorial cenotaph. The cenotaph’s location, behind the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 257, near Lantzville School Road, has proved difficult to accommodate growing crowds at Remembrance Day ceremonies. Roy Cardinal, Branch 257 president, said not only is the cenotaph’s location unsuitable, but its design and construction is not in

accordance with traditional cenotaphs. With ‘Royal Canadian Legion’ engraved on it, Cardinal said the cenotaph doesn’t properly honour Canada’s war dead nor Canadian veterans. “We would like something similar to the cenotaph in downtown Nanaimo. There are Canadian Forces members who have served in a number of roles, including peacekeeping, and we feel a cenotaph should reflect that,” he said. “It’s also on the legion’s private property and we would like to see it belong to the community.” A committee, involving Branch 257, the District of Lantzville and Snaw-Naw-As First Nation, is looking for a new location, but Lantzville Mayor Jack de Jong said the

process is in the early stages. “Huddlestone Park has been discussed, but it’s just one site option,” he said. “We’ve involved the Lantzville Historical Society for some input. We want this to be a community project.” The scheduled date for completion of a new cenotaph is Nov. 11, 2013. “That’s a realistic objective,” said de Jong. “I believe there is some funding available through Veterans Affairs that has to be applied for. The legion members are putting a lot of effort into this and we would like to see it happen as soon as possible.” The cenotaph has been at its current location for more than 50 years. news@nanaimobulletin.com

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Port Theatre’s new deal with city eases burden I AGREEMENT PUTS more onus on city to cover building costs. BY TOBY GORMAN THE NEWS BULLETIN

A new five-year co-management agreement between the Port Theatre Society and the City of Nanaimo will put the burden of the theatre’s increasing maintenance costs on the city, while the society can focus on streamlining programs and selling more tickets. The agreement, approved unanimously by council Monday, will see operations savings for the theatre of about $26,000. Energy efficiencies will save about $11,000, with the balance coming from city-incurred building maintenance responsibilities. The previous ag reement

expired at the end of November. There will also be a $15,000 increase in the society’s management fee, which will allow it to maintain its service level. “It’s an economy of scales,” said Bruce Halliday, general manager of the Port Theatre Society. “With HVAC contracts, the city already has those contracts so it won’t cost the city as much as it does for us. Same with snow removal. They already do it so we don’t have to worry about it. “Everything is evolutionary. This certainly is the perfect timing for it for both sides to ensure both the facility is operational long-term and that the society is in a position to continue managing.” In 2011, the society filed an operating deficit of $114,000 largely due to to reduced ticket sales and theatre rentals. As a result, the theatre will reduce the number of events it will

promote to decrease operating expenses and take the pressure off ticket sales. About 91,000 patrons attended 225 events in 2011, resulting in $1.59 million in ticket sales. In January, council allowed a $74,500 transfer from the theatre’s capital reserves to help offset the deficit. The Society also asked for $90,000 in operating funding relief, and much of that will come from improved infrastructure efficiencies that will lead to savings. “The city already has facility managers,” said Halliday. “We aren’t facility managers. We’re a not-for-profit arts organization, so our focus is on presenting artistic performances.” Under the new contract, the city also expects to reduce its capital contribution to the theatre from $100,000 to $75,000 starting in 2013, and reallocate the $25,000 to the Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission

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capital budget earmarked for the Port Theatre building budget to help with maintenance of the building’s infrastructure. “Initially there might be a bit more of a cost,” said Coun. Diana Johnstone, chairwoman of the Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission. “It’s an aging building, utilities like hydro have doubled and costs are going up. [The society] will do its part

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by decreasing the number of programs for the time being and so far it seems to be working.” The 2011 management fee the city provided the Port Theatre Society was $450,000. The 2012 management fee, once a two per cent annual increase approved by council and the additional $15,000 is added, is $474,000, not including the $100,000 capital contribution. Halliday said he is confident that with the new framework, the society can move forward to provide quality arts and entertainment for Nanaimo, adding ticket sales are already recovering and programming is adapting to improve the overall product. “Last year was the first time we had any significant balance in the red,” said Halliday. “Every business has a bad year. We had one and we don’t plan on having another one.” reporter2@nanaimobulletin.com

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School district keeping strike savings BY JENN McGARRIGLE THE NEWS BULLETIN

M o n e y s ave d i n teacher wages and benefits during the threeday strike last month will stay in the district, but a funding shortfall in the operating budget is still expected. The Education Ministry announced Monday it is doubling the Learning Improvement Fund, a special fund to help districts deal with complex classroom composition issues, to $60 million from $30 million next year, using the strike savings. The ministry estimates that provincewide, districts saved $37

million. The remaining $7 million will also stay in school districts to be used as school boards see fit. Phil Turin, secretary-treasurer, said the majority of Nanaimo’s strike savings – about $750,000 – will go into its Learning Improvement Fund, which will double to almost $1.5 million. The remaining savings, around $167,000, will remain in the district’s operating budget, to be carried over to next year. But Turin still expects a shortfall of about $1.6 million for next year’s budget – his prediction after the operating grant

amounts were released last month – because the Learning Improvement Fund is separate from the operating budget. “There will be a difference between revenue and expenses,” said Turin. “We’re getting less money, but the expenditures are not going down. I’ll stick with $1.6 million.” The Learning Improvement Fund is to be spent on: hiring additional teachers and special education assistants; providing additional teaching time; and supporting professional development and training to help teachers meet

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of the Assembly of First Nations, on aboriginal treaty issues. Atleo, who is also the Chancellor of Vancouver Island University, was first to speak, tracing the long history of treaties in Canada, saying “we are a treaty people.� These were treaties of peace and friendship, he said. He noted the significance of 2012 in Canadian history, which marks the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 where First Nations people showed their willingness to shed blood to defend an emerging nation. White spoke of the significance of the 1963 trial involving Snuneymuxw citizen Clifford White convicted under the B.C. Game Act for hunting deer out of season and subsequent successful appeals to the Supreme Court of Canada. “This case became the very first instance in the modern era of Canadian law where aboriginal and treaty rights were at issue,� White said. “That began a major discourse that is still unfolding today.� White’s father was Snuneymuxw chief at the time of the trial and two generations later he said decision makers still act as if there is no treaty relationship. “As leader of the Snuneymuxw, I’m reaching out to the federal and provincial

government and reaching out to the people of Nanaimo to talk, to replace those patterns of behaviour with something new and different,� he said. Key among the questions raised by the audience is what Nanaimo residents can do to support the Snuneymuxw and First Nations in B.C. and across Canada to raise awareness of outstanding treaty issues. Atleo responded that the country has the opportunity to address this as part of healing relationships. “I encourage everyone to give your recognition that you have by your presence tonight, to be a participant and encourage others to participate and support this conversation,� he said. The Aboriginal Speaking Series culminates with a May 10-11 conference – Fulfilling Treaty Promises and Living in Treaty Relationships – hosted by VIU and the Snuneymuxw First Nation. “There are number of issues that are bubbling in the community and between the City of Nanaimo and the Snuneymuxw First Nation,� said Ralph Nilson, VIU president. “It’s important in any of these kinds of dialogues that there be information, education and an opportunity for people to engage.�

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Healthy habits a gift g to youth y The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology wants children to move more and sit less, essentially, so they won’t become fat. The group wants them to grow up healthy and this past week released what it says are the first guidelines for the ‘early years’. Not surprisingly, they call for less screen time – TV, laptops, iPods and smart phones. No doubt kids today spend a lot of time staring a such screens – watching videos, playing games, browsing and texting. But many are also active – walking to and from school, playing sports, taking part in track and field, martial arts or dance. They ride bikes, run and skateboard. Still, many are overweight. The main reason isn’t so much screen time as what they put into their bodies: sugar and fat. And it’s not just pizza and pop, hamburgers, chips or cookies. So-called sport drinks can contain as much sugar as a slushee. Specialty coffees and hot chocolate are loaded with calories. We consume such products despite healthy eating programs devised and promoted by our provincial government, even though we know better. We do so out of convenience and because many items that aren’t healthy taste good. So have a little, not a lot – and not often. Buy more fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean meats. Grow lettuce and berries in pots on your deck. Turn off the TV, the video game console, take away the iPods and cellphones. Cook and eat together, as a family, even if only once or twice a week. It’s a good habit to get into. People are busy, but they can also be lazy. Start by setting a good example for your kids, and hopefully they’ll develop the healthy habits the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology so desires. All it takes is will. Consider it a gift – their health. The Nanaimo News Bulletin is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org

Freefalling, fumbling for parachute Lies, damn lies and statistics. upstart party got a jolt of additionAnd polls. al legitimacy when veteran politiThe above phrase, minus the cian and former Liberal cabinet insertion of polls, refers to the minister John van Dongen jumped persuasive power of numbers, ship to give the Conservatives its particularly the ability to twist or first and only member sitting in cherry-pick statistics to support the legislature in Victoria. whatever argument one might Cummins’s party is now in a choose. dead-heat with Christy Clark’s The addition of polls seems a Liberals for second place, with the natural fit, since despite Adrian Dix-led NDP pollsters’ assertions well out in front and WRIGHT regarding the accuracy widening the gap. TURN of their work, polls, Whatever is behind especially political polls the latest numbers, it Mitch Wright ahead of an election, doesn’t mean much, Managing Editor are so often inaccurate. despite what so many The latest political other media outlets, poll for B.C. would have writers, talk-show blabthe B.C. Liberals all but bers and pundits would annihilated, if a general have you believe. election were held today. It’s just one poll more It would be an oddly than a year from the flip-flopped mirror next (if the scheduled image of the 2001 elecelection law holds up) tion (was it really 11 years ago?) provincewide vote. As with any when the NDP were crushed by polling done this far ahead of the Gordon Campbell and reduced to only one that matters, it’s just two seats. fodder for the media and political The entire Island would again junkies to have something to talk be an NDP stronghold, with the about. current four Liberal-held ridings Granted, there is a measure of usurped. truth within the results – but there Maybe it’s a carry-over from are another 13 months (again, prothe federal NDP’s Orange Crush, vided we stick to the fixed election which pushed them into official date) to see just how much truth. Opposition status in Ottawa last For now, the Liberals, one year in spring or the same party’s recent Clark’s premiership, are bleeding leadership campaign, or perchance popular support like a stuck pig. it’s a result of former MP now And regardless of what they B.C. Conservative leader John do – change the leader, change the Cummins making provincial politi- chief of staff, change the press cal hay. secretary, roll out new spending, Cummins, whose surprising reannounce old spending, bring

in Preston Manning for a pep talk, launch attack ads on the primary opponent – the Liberals can’t catch a break. There are some obvious correlations to past situations. Flashing back even further than the decimation of the New Democrats in 2001, the current political reality is more reminiscent of the period leading up to the 36th B.C. general election. Following the 1996 vote, which put Mike Harcourt successor Glen Clark (no relation to Christy, despite the apparent political correlation) in the driver’s seat with a narrow majority, Clark quickly drove his party’s popularity into the ground. Regardless what was done, the party could not right the ship (the B.C. Ferries FastCat debacle, a Clark pet project, certainly didn’t help) and recover. The result was Campbell’s easy walk to victory. So here we sit again, more than a year from the fixed election date, with a government apparently in a popularity free-fall and scrambling for a parachute that actually deploys properly and brings the party to a safe, secure landing on its feet. Rather than declaring the Liberals dead while they’re still plummeting, perhaps we should wait and see if they bounce, either before or after they hit bottom. At the very least, we the voters should be considering the alternatives available if they don’t. editor@nanaimobulletin.com


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More homeless help needed To the Editor, Re: Grant supports fight against homelessness across region, April 3. I know Nanaimo residents would like to find a solution for those in our community who find themselves without a home. This was clear in the results of our recent local elections. And so, with great interest I read this article. The one-time grant of $340,000 targeted toward emergency needs during the cold, wet weather will certainly help. And I give city councillors credit for their efforts to establish permanent subsidized housing throughout our city. I wonder, however, if this is enough. The other day as I was out for a walk I noticed big signs on the corner of Bowen and Labieux roads offering the area for redevelopment. No doubt this is a good

location for some commercial enterprise and the two small existing houses look like they are beyond being rescued. They are likely no longer profitable for whoever owns them. But I wonder what will happen to the people who live there. Will they be able to find affordable housing anywhere else? Or will they become homeless? I can remember a time when our governments set aside areas within new residential developments for subsidized housing. My husband and I had friends who lived for a time in one of these. They had two young sons and really struggled to make ends meet. But, with a secure home, they were able to look after their family and get some training. In the beginning they paid little rent, but as their incomes increased their rent

I do not think that one-time grants and a few special initiatives are enough.

went up accordingly. Today they are both successful professionals and their children are happily married. I am sure the outcome would have been quite different without this initial support. So, to answer my question, I do not think that one-time grants and a few special initiatives are enough. I believe our governments need to take action.

It is time for them to set criteria for new housing developments that would require a small percentage to be set aside and developed for subsidized housing. Of course this would have to be monitored and builders (who could be making bigger, and more expensive buildings) would need some kind of compensation. And rent would need to be subsidized in an ongoing fashion. Yes, this is going to cost us all. But I believe most of us would willingly pay more taxes (or have some tax money reassigned from other less critical areas) to know that all Canadians have access to safe shelter. And in the end, I know a plan like this would save us a lot – in health care, emergency visits, stop-gap measures, and most of all, in human suffering and dignity. Bonnie Thiessen Nanaimo

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Council should take consultation cue from B.C. Housing To the Editor, Re: Adjustments to housing surprise city, March 29. May I suggest that if the mayor and council are really concerned about homeless youth, they engage in consultation with their constituents, thus involving them in the process? They should take a cue from B.C. Housing officials who did consult the residents in the area of the proposed facility and made adjustments. They can also demonstrate their commitment to this problem by volunteering to locate homeless youth shelters in their own neighbourhoods. Ellyn Turner Nanaimo

Television offers educational options To the Editor, The teachers’ union leaves the impression that parents support their strike action. We may support their right to strike, but I certainly don’t support their

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ridiculous demands. While the cost of living has only risen 2.8 per cent and a large sector of taxpayers are on fixed incomes, teachers’ demands are far in excess of any

reasonable settlement. Families that support the union are mostly those with two working parents and use the system as a daycare centre. The B.C. Liberal government is head over heels in debt, a good portion of it due to their six-figure salaries, bonuses and mismanagement of finances initiated by Gordon Campbell, leaving little room for any extra expenditures. They are trying to collect hidden taxes through their corporations, ICBC being a good example. When our premiums should be lower due to reduced claims, the government raised rates by 11.8 per cent, about $100 per vehicle. A solution to the ongoing teachers’ problem is a complete change to the education system. Capitalize on the ability of a child to absorb knowledge from exposure to television from the moment they open their eyes, develop

programs at all levels of education in all fields and televise them on as many channels as necessary. There are hundreds of channels that televise nothing but garbage 24 hours a day. Parents or tutors would be responsible for supervising their studies. Advanced courses could be offered through universities as they are today. This home supervision would provide a safe environment for the children by keeping them off the street and away from drug pushers. Buses and drivers wouldn’t be required and the necessity for schools and teachers eliminated. One school board per province is all that is necessary. Obviously some scheme of this nature would save billions of dollars and take some of the burden off taxpayers. Peter Vogt Nanaimo

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make it a good place to meet new people -- some of whom may become lifelong friends. Camps also provide a variety of activities that can challenge children to try new things that go beyond their comfort zones. Day Trips If a parent is off for the summer, then day trips may be a possibility. Schedule a few day trips to different locations that the kids are excited to see. Newspapers routinely print â&#x20AC;&#x153;Go See Itâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just Goâ&#x20AC;? listings that highlight local events. The family can gather around the table and decide which outings would be interesting and then mark them on the calendar. Some parents purchase season passes to amusement parks and take the kids several times over the summer. In either case, bring snacks and lunch from home when possible to keep costs in check. Kid Swap Chances are many of your neighbors are also facing the same difficulties as they try to find ways for kids to spend their summer afternoons. Parents can get together and set up a schedule for entertaining the kids. For example, one parent is responsible for the whole lot one day, while the next day another parent takes a turn. This gives parents the opportunity to take a break from parental

responsibilities and enjoy some quiet time. And for the children, time spent in a pool, watching movies, playing video games, or riding bikes is often more enjoyable with friends in tow. Fun Projects Children often want to feel useful, and may enjoy the responsibility of some easy tasks in and around the house -- so long as the tasks are fun. Washing the car with a hose and a bucket of sudsy water is a fun way to cool off during the hot summer days and get a chore done. While parents should not expect a perfect job, they can rest assured that the kids will have at least an hour of fun in the sun and water. Set aside a patch of the yard that children can turn into their own personal gardens. Encourage digging in this area and provide seeds or seedling plants as well as kid-sized gardening tools. Each day the kids can check on the progress of their gardens. Some home-improvement and craft stores sponsor free learning activities for children. They can be held in the morning or afternoon and will teach interesting skills that can be put to use again at home. Summer vacations are soon to arrive, and parents can be armed with a list of enjoyable ways to keep kids busy.

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Anyone with a family knows that stuff quickly outgrows closet space and with the change in seasons, people will soon be digging around for gardening supplies and water toys.

Alison Roberts, author of Clutter’s Dirty Secret will share strategies and storage solutions at a Spring Clean Your Closets fundraising workshop and dessert bar April 24 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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Public has say on worst roads Do the potholes along your route to work rattle your car’s tie rods? Do you steer clear of a particular intersection for safety reasons or find yourself sitting idle in traffic more often? If so, you may be able to help the British Columbia Automobile Association find the worst road in Nanaimo as part of the organization’s Worst Road campaign. Until April 23, BCAA members and B.C. residents are invited to vote for the road in their respective community that they feel is most in need of repair or redesign. BCAA wants to hear about roads that suffer from congestion, potholes, odd or confusing road signs, traffic lights or areas that compromise pedestrian and cycling safety. “As a motorist, cyclist or pedestrian, roads that are deteriorating, inadequately maintained or poorly designed affect your pocketbook, stress level and personal safety,” said Ken Cousins, BCAA spokesman. “By voting, you can draw some attention to rough, unsafe or inefficient roads in your community.” Results go to municipalities and the provincial Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and a list of the top 20 worst roads will be published. People interested in participating can nominate their worst road at www.bcaa.com/worstroads.

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Your choice of the MSR Series 045 Black with Red Pin Stripe, MSR 045 Black with Machined Pin Stripe, MSR 048 Super Finish with Black Trim or the MSR 048 Black Finish. P225/40R18 All Season Tires. Package includes your choice of 4 new matching wheels, 4 new P225/40R18 all season tires, mount, balance, valve stems, install onto vehicle, BC tire levy and tax. Hardware extra if required, TPMS sensors extra if required. Limited bolt patterns and quantity, while in stock only.

Your choice of the MSR Series 042 Super Finish with Black Trim, the MSR 052 Super Finish with Black Trim or the MSR 087 Super Finish with Black Trim. P255/35R20 All Season Tires. Package includes your choice of 4 new matching wheels, 4 new P255/35R20 all season tires, mount, balance, valve stems, install onto vehicle, BC tire levy and tax. Hardware extra if required, TPMS sensors extra if required. Limited bolt patterns and quantity, while in stock only.

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Keeping cool

Glass experts

Perfect pressure

Winter can take a toll on your vehicle and with warmer weather just around the corner, it’s time for a spring inspection. Dale Hoskin, owner of Applecross Automotive, performs an air conditioning recharge.

For more than 15 years, Jeff Morpak has managed the Broco Glass Group in Nanaimo where they not only specialize in auto glass, but also service flat glass and custom automotive upholstery.

Darryl Goodman, a technician at Nanaimo Honda, adjusts the tire pressure of a 2012 CR-V sport-utility vehicle. Proper tire pressure not only helps your vechile’s ride, but can save money through improved gas mileage.

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Spring p g Car Care Bikers revved up for riding season As the snow banks melt and the icy roads begin to thaw, motorcyclists are getting revved up for what they’ve been waiting for all winter: the first ride of the season. Before taking a bikes out of storage, there are certain steps motorcyclists should take before hitting the open roads to stay safe and avoid any unwanted mishaps. Time for a tune-up – Your bike has been in storage for a few months now, so make sure to check the lights, controls, battery, fluid levels and especially tires. With temperature changes, rubber and metal expand at different rates, so be sure to inspect your tires for cracks, any foreign objects and ensure your tires are properly inflated in accordance with your owner’s manual. If your bike needs maintenance, take it in for a service early in the spring to avoid the rush. Review your insurance – Riding situations often

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Body builders Tim Horton, left, Ian Lo, Jim Beveridge and Don Vickers of A Touch Above Micro Autobody can get rid of those nicks and ticks that winter driving can have on a vehicle’s paint job. A division of Nanaimo Toyota, A Touch Above repairs and paints any bumper for $375.

change from year to year, and so might your insurance requirements. Perhaps you’ve decided to use your bike to commute to work every day, or maybe you’ve made some modifications to the bike during its winter hiatus. Now is the time to check with your insurance provider to ensure your policy provides adequate coverage. Practise makes perfect – Riding in the rain can be challenging for even the most experienced motorcyclist. Although you’re eager to ride, keep in mind it’s been a while since your last ride, so practise manoeuvering on quiet roads first. A few easy techniques such as using both front and back brakes with a little less pressure than on dry roads, reacquainting yourself with the clutch and shifting, or staying out of the middle of a lane where cars tend to kick debris can help you stay safe on wet roads.

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Downtown service Why drive to Victoria to have your Volvo serviced when you can have the work done at Chapman Motors on Fraser Street? Their technicians use the same factory diagnostic tools, are warranty approved and provide a scheduled maintenance program right here in Nanaimo. NEWS BULLETIN

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BAVARIAN IMPORTS

SEASONAL SERVICE SPECIAL

AUTO REPAIRS

Volkswagen Specialists! SUMMER IS COMING! See us for a tune-up. We’ll make your vehicle ssafe and reliable! We specialize e in Volkswagens V s but we do service ALL A importss and domestic do vehicles! hicles!

We don’t advertise specials. Our every day price is our special. Before you spend on costly repairs, it pays to phone and check us out! Over 70 years of combined experience in servicing all Import and Domestic cars! New and used parts available.

Warranty Approved Oil Servicing & Maintenance On ALL Models

Discounts to students & seniors on labour!

1712 KIDSON RD. NANAIMO (off of McCullough)

250-729-8993

• Lube, Oil and Filter • Test Radiator Coolant • Battery Analysis • Testing of Emergency Lights • Check Wipers & Washers • 4 Wheel Tire Rotation & Inspection • Brake Inspection with written quote • Check All Fluid Levels • Inspect Belts • Most cars & 1/2 ton light trucks.

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All makes and models

Winter grime doesn’t stand a chance of sticking around once Andy Bosak, left, Chris Rombough, CJ Johnson, Brett Walker and Bert Corbel of A Touch Above Auto Detailing get their hands on a vehicle. A division of Nanaimo Toyota, A Touch Above can get your vehicle sparkling this spring.

Duane Kish, service advisor, will book just about anything for repairs at Budget Brake and Muffler Auto Centre on Shenton Road. Preventative maintenance helps keep vehicles running safely for longer.

Driving conditions improve when headlights shine brightly With so much salt on the roads just to get Canadian drivers through winter, imagine what all that salt spray and build-up can do to your car by the end of the season?

The plastic surfaces of headlights are especially vulnerable. Damaged headlights create dangerous driving situations in any weather. Damaged lenses become so

opaque, they can reduce lighting effectiveness to half that of headlights in good condition. Tests conducted on a closed track confirmed a motorist travelling 50 km/h at night will have four more

seconds to react to an emergency if the headlights are in good condition and undamaged. To help determine if headlights need restoration, examine them in daylight for these conditions:

◆ The lenses look milky, foggy or yellow. ◆ You can’t see the bulb. ◆ The lenses are scratched or scarred. News Canada

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6-MONTH MONTH ROADSIDE ROADSID ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Get 6 months of worry-free driving with your next Oil & Filter

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Lockout Service Trip Interruption Benefits Rental Car Coverage Tire Road Hazard Coverage Towing Service

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*Applicable taxes are extra. Special offer is valid only on 2008 model-year Honda vehicles or older. Offer valid until May 31st, 2012 at participating BC Honda Dealers. Roadside assistance coverage begins once your BC Honda Dealer receives your validated Honda VIN; coverage limits apply to some services. Canadian VINs only. Offers subject to change without notice. See your BC Honda Dealer or visit BCHonda.com for full details.


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TIME TO PAMPER YOUR CHRYSLER, DODGE, JEEP & FIAT

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✓ Removal of your seasonal tires ✓ Mount & balance your tires ✓ Wheel weights and valve stems not included ✓ Tires must be installed on vehicle by dealer ✓ Manufacturer’s check

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Tim Nichol invites customers to come in and check out the glass repair, accessories and tires at Nanaimo Chrysler, Nanaimo’s full service dealer for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Fiat.

Your “All Make” Repair Experts We are an Approved ICBC Glass EXPRESS Shop ICBC and Private Insurance Claims

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• Windshield Replacement • ICBC Accredited Repair Shop We offer FREE ESTIMATES and a FREE COURTESY VEHICLE for your convenience!

It is our goal to be the FIRST & ONLY Y shop for all your automotive needs from wheels, maintenance products, detailing supplies and accessories like mud flaps, running boards, hitches, fl chrome accessories, lighting upgrades, lift kits and much more! Ask about our 5% Rewards Card for future purchases. *See website for more.

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OIL, LUBE AND FILTER TEST AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM OUTPUT ROTATE TIRES • Inspect front steering, shocks and struts • Inspect exhaust system • Test lighting and instrumentation • Visual brake system inspection • Test coolant and inspect all fluid levels And More! Spring Service Special ends May 31, 2012

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Plus taxes, environmental charges and shop supplies.

We will recommend your manufacturer’s required maintenance. *Most vehicles. Diesels, 3/4 ton and up extra. Includes up to 5 litres of 5W-20, 5W-30 or 10W-30 conventional motor oil. Taxes, environmental charges and shop supplies (as required) are extra. Call your local NAPA AUTOPRO for complete details. †No purchase necessary, item may not be exactly as shown. A minimum of 75 prizes will be awarded. Contest closes May 31st, 2012. Some restrictions may apply. See in-store for official contest rules and regulations.

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Drivers rely on GPS systems Today’s drivers rely heavily on global positioning system devices. GPS has revolutionized the way people drive and use maps and directions. While there are no hard statistics on the number of people who own GPS devices, thousands of people have either a system that comes pre-equipped in a car that they purchased or a stand-alone device that was bought after the fact. These devices come pre-loaded with maps that work with satellites in space. The GPS receiver figures out the distance to each and uses this information to deduce the location of the device in a process called trilateration.

While GPS devices can be convenient, especially on road trips, there are some tips to keep in mind. ◆ Place the GPS where it won’t obstruct your vision or take your eyes off of the road for a good deal of time. ◆ Don’t treat the GPS as if it is infallible. Even with map updates and other accessories, a GPS can still make mistakes. Use common sense, especially where it would seem the GPS is guiding you in the wrong way. ◆ Do not play with the controls while operating the car. If you need to adjust something on the GPS, do so only after pulling over to a safe area.

A GREAT WAY TO WOO SOMEONE IS T TO PRESENT THEM WITH A GIFT. WELL, LOOK AT WHAT WE HAVE HERE! Purchase the Spring Maintenance Special for only $99.95 and you’ll receive a FREE* limited edition Roots watch. Front Brake Special

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John Dudley of Apple Auto Glass on Cliff Street puts the finishing touches on a new windshield for a 1979 Chevrolet Corvette.

Highway hypnosis a driving danger Though road rage, driving while intoxicated and other road dangers are well documented, many people do not know about something called highway hypnosis – which could be responsible for erratic driving on roadways. Highway hypnosis – also known as ‘white line fever’ – occurs when someone has been driving a vehicle along a long stretch of roadway for an extended period of time. The monotony of a long drive can induce sleepiness or forgetfulness. It can lull the

brain into a sort of trance, and the body is essentially operating on autopilot while the mind is off somewhere else. Highway hypnosis occurs more than people would like to believe. However, there are ways to help prevent highway hypnosis. ◆ Take frequent rests on a long trip to stretch your legs and get some fresh air. ◆ Bring a road trip partner along and make conversation. ◆ Open the windows and get circulation going.

SPRING INTO ACTION WITH YOUR CAR CARE! Our Licenced Technicians will maintain your factory warranty with warranty approved oil and filter. And to make sure you can drive with confidence, we will inspect and test the operation of your lights, wipers, belts, hoses, air filters, all fluid levels and conditions, top p up p yyour washer fluid, test your battery, rotate and inspect your tires and inflation, with visual inspection of 50% OFF! undercarriage. Wash and vacuum included! * Offer expires June 30/12. CALL NOW TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT

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Team effort It takes a team to take on some tasks. Let Bavarian Imports’ team of professionals take a weight off your shoulders when it comes to vehicle repairs and maintenance. The Bavarian Imports team are Klyntt Rogers, service manager, left, Jeff Macdonald, technician, Harry Schild and Bill Short, business owners, and Russ Fort, technician.

Heating up to keep cool Perry Martens, co-owner of Island Radiator along with Ken Thorsen, repairs a radiator with a torch at the shop on Selby Street. Island Radiator provides the facility and experience to service, repair or replace all sizes and shapes of industrial cooling applications.

Clean windshield contributes to safer driving A clean windshield is an asset in all seasons. As vehicle owners finish wiping away the last snow and ice, they get ready to deal with the heavy downpours of spring; and then, dust on a hot, summer’s day.

And, of course, there is always the dirt that flies in from the road, construction areas and dry fields. Throw in a jumble of dead bugs and drivers can see why keeping a car’s windshield clean in all seasons will help enhance safety and

driving comfort all year round. In its own way, every season poses a challenge for wiper blades. Heavy spring rains can reduce visibility and compromise safety; exposure to heat and ozone can cause the wiping element to crack

and break apart; and wiper blades tend to get clogged, and get stuck to the glass, with snow and ice. To help overcome the challenges of adverse weather conditions, Bosch developed the ‘beam,’ or ‘flat,’ wiper blade design which

eliminates the conventional bracketed support structure and uses tension spring arcing technology to create a custom fit contoured to the curvature of the driver and the passenger sides of the windshield.

CHAPMAN Y2 5 EAR S MOTORSLTD SPECIALIZING IN

Exciting things are happening here at Chapman Motors! In addition to having provided exceptional Volvo service in the midisland region for the last 25 years, we’ve got big things happening at our Nanaimo location. We are eager to announce that we’ve added Subaru to our specialty line-up. We look forward to servicing your Subaru. Although Volvo and Subaru are our specialties, don’t forget that our experienced service technicians would be happy to service any make and model of vehicles.

No Need To Contact ICBC Go Directly To BROCO With every windshield replacement you receive: Deluxe Interior Cleaning

As an added bonus during the month of April bring this ad in to receive

10% off your Spring Tuneup at our Nanaimo location.

PARTS SALES SERVICE Be sure to contact us to schedule an appointment soon. NANAIMO COBBLE HILL VICTORIA

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

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Kelly Barrows October 2, 1952 - March 27, 2012

Kelly sadly passed away after succumbing to his illness. Predeceased by his mother, Eileen; father, AlďŹ e; brother, Jim. Sadly missed by brothers: Colin & family, Paul (Marcia) & family; sister, Sylvia; J lie & family; Julie famil ; Donna; and numerous n mero s friends. friends Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made to the Canadian Red Cross, #3-2525 McCullough Rd, Nanaimo BC. No Service by request. Special thanks to Dr.Jonker and Townsite Medical Staff; St ff also l thank th k you to t the th Home H Care C Nursing N i Staff who took such good care of Kelly.

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Jim & Fran Inman Nanaimo Seniors Village (NSV) Dover Room, 6089 Uplands Drive Nanaimo, B.C. Parking in rear.

In Lovingg Memoryy of L Lenora M C ll McConnell July 4, 1917 - April 8, 2011

The Broken Chain We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, same you You did not go alone, alone For part of us went with you the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories. You love is still our guide. And though we cannot see you, You are always at our side. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one, the Chain will link again. Forever in the Hearts of your Family

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July 5, 1927 ~ April 6, 2011

Until We Meet Again Until we meet again Let no tears fall Since I have passed away. But miss me and remember me each day and when the time has come, Your lives be through I shall be waiting here for each of you.

Forever in our hearts Love William Neil, Terry, Gary & Brian

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

District of Lantzville Incorporated June 2003

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD LINE COOK needed at Black Bear Pub nights & weekends. Must be reliable & have at least 2yrs experience. Apply anytime, Black Bear Pub.

TRADES, TECHNICAL CONSTRUCTION FIRM requires honest, reliable Side Watchman and also experienced, reliable Labourer with Level 1 First Aid ticket (all work in Nanaimo/South End area). Call 1-604-299-7500, (Manjit Ball).

EXPERIENCED Landscaper required for busy landscaping company. BC Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s License a must. (250)585-7177

EXPERIENCED Construction Labourers needed for high walls concrete forming in Nanaimo. Good wages. Resume: majka99@telus.net or fax to 604-864-2796.

FIBERGLASS LAMINATION. Established Vancouver Island Fiberglass Manufacturing Business has full-time positions for experienced ďŹ berglass lamination manufacturer, chopper gun. Submit resume via fax 1-250-248-2288. References a must.

SHINGLE SAWYER needed in Gold River. Pendragon Forest Products Ltd. Apply to: Box 1100 Gold River B.C., V0P 1G0. Call 250-283-2111 or fax 250-283-2115. Email: pendragonfp@xplornet.com

PART-TIME RCA required. Must be certiďŹ ed. BC Drivers licence a must. Reply to: resumes@nanaimobulletin.com Reference #330 in subject line

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

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HAULING AND SALVAGE FREE QUOTES, Large Truck: Rubbish Removal, yard waste etc. Same day service, starting $40 - $70/load + disposal fees. Moving, deliveries. Jason, 250-668-6851.

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

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Chemainus: Lockwood Villa, well kept bldg, 1 bdrm $625, 2 bdrm 2 balcony $750, incl. heat & hot water, sm pets welcome.Karen 250-709-2765.

Ladysmith: bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrm suites from $700/mo incl. heat & hot water, ocean views, completely renovated, new management, on trolly route, small pets ok. 250-668-9086.

COUNTRY GARDENS- Central: 2 bdrm, grd ďŹ&#x201A;oor in 55+ complex. $850 inclds heat, covered prkg, in suite W/D. Close to bus & shopping. To view, Graham 250-714-8297.

NANAIMO DOWNTOWN. 2 bdrm. Ocean view, senior friendly, beautifully ďŹ nished, secure parking, 6 appls, laundry room. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & lease reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. NS/NP. $1075./mo. 250-5918886.

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AQUARIUM- 10 gallon, accessories, live plant, $45. (250)760-0253.

A-ONE PAINTING and Wallpapering. Serving Nanaimo for 28 years . Senior Discount. Free estimates. 250-741-0451

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MCCULLOCH POWER washer, 1600psi, as new condition, $65 ďŹ rm. (250)756-9448.

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VIKING BEER Fridge. White, clean, good working order. $80. obo. 250-751-5257.

APARTMENT/CONDO 1681 BOUNDARY Ave. New Management. 2 bdrm unit. Avail Immed & May 1. Senior discount. Hot water included, balconies, elevator, controlled entrance, coin-op laundry, storage & parking. Call Mgr at 250-618-4510.

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PETS PETS YELLOW LAB Pups, purebred. Males left, ready to go. $650. (604)741-7216.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FREE ITEMS FREE. QUEEN box spring & mattress, spotless condition, cannot deliver. (250)756-3832

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1695 BOUNDARY- 2 bdrms, $700 includes cable/internet. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 2BDRM NEW apt, 2bath, LR, FR, $1200, utils incl. 2bdrm bsmnt suite, close to VIU, N/S, $800 incls utils. N/P.(250)619-1254/754-3769

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

2 Bdrm, North Nanaimo, quiet top 4th ďŹ&#x201A;r crnr unit, F/S, W/D N/S, hot water incl. $995/mth. April 250-751-9188 550 BRADLEY- 1 bdrm, $595. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

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HOSPITAL AREA- 1 bdrm apartment, W/D. Manager on site. $700. (250)716-3305.

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DUPLEXES/4PLEXES DEPARTURE BAY area. 3bdrm duplex, covered carport, large yard, W/D. $1100. Avail Now. NP/NS. Call Karen at (250)619-1272. HOSPITAL, SPACIOUS, sideby-side w/bsmnt, 4bdrms, 2.5 baths, quiet cul-de-sac, near all amenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. N/P 250-753-9854

HOSPITAL AREA 1 & 2 Bedrooms FREE Heat, H/W & storage. New paint, carpet & lino. Secured bldg with security cameras, From $700 & $795

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NORTH NANAIMO- renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d 4 bdrms, 2 bath sxs, $1149. Fenced yard, pets ok. 4 appls. (Now). 1-250-598-6034.

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Renovated 1 & 2 Bdrms. New balcony & paint. Free storage & parking. Quiet bldg w/ security cameras. Avail now and May 1. From $675 + mo.

CEDAR, TRAILER, 30 ft., very private on 1 1/2 acres near TCH. Lovely gardens, hot tub, patio, BBQ etc. $500 mo plus hydro. Call 250-245-0014.

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LADYSMITH- 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 1250sq ft, ocean view like new condo. $995. (250)802-1520.

1631 MEREDITH- 4 bdrms, $1295. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

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DOWNTOWN LIVING -Gusola Block, 120 Commercial St., 1bdrm apt. Avail May 1st. $875/mo +utils. Laundry incl. N/S, N/P. Refs Req. Contact Lisa for further information. 250-753-5757

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SPORTS POSTER featuring; Jean-Luc Brassard, Silken Lauman, Kay Worthington, etc. $40 obo. (250)714-1827.

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HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

STORAGE

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SUITES, LOWER

AUTO FINANCING

ATTRACTIVE 3-BDRM. Large country kitchen, den & workshop. Near schools,bus. Ref’s. $1050. May 1. (250)753-7440.

MOSTAR AREA: Lge 2 B/R, family room, fenced yard, carport, fireplace, 1.5 baths, F/S. 5342 Dunster Rd. $1050/mth. Avail May 1. (250) 758-6107

SMALL 2-BDRM house, located in 55+ mobile home park. Chase River area, close to all amenities. (250)753-2185.

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

2 Bdrm, mostly furn walk-out bsmt ste, patio. N/S, N/P, Shaw Lk, walk to elem schl, use of yard, $1,000/mth all incl. 250.532.2350.

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NANAIMODOWNTOWN character bright, private 1 bdrm house, ocean view, W/D, fenced yard/prking. NS/NP. $760 + utils. 250-753-9365.

S. NANAIMO. 3 bdrm, fenced yard. W/D. $1150./mo. April 15th or May 1st. (250)7584348 or (250)248-7072.

DEPARTURE BAY. Spacious & bright, 1 bdrm fully furnished. Incls utils, hi-speed internet, digital TV, basic phone, parking, shared laundry. N/S, N/P. $750 mo. 250-751-3386. HAMMOND BAY- 2 bdrm, 1 bath, priv garden+ patio, walk to beach, $875. (250)7564680. http://rentnanaimo bc.shawwebspace.ca/ LADYSMITH: BRIGHT 1bdrm, 1000 sq ft, level entry, insuite W/D, full kitchen, small patio, priv ent, off street prkg, immac cond, N/S, utils incl’d, $750. Avail immed. 250-245-0205. ccurrie23@hotmail.com NANAIMO- 1 BDRM suite, north end, newer home, all utils included, $650. Avail. immed. Call (250)756-9264. NEWLY RENO’D 2bdrm, 2bath, level entry, Quarterway area. W/D, F/S, N/P, N/S. Refs. $1,000 (250)753-0046 OCEAN VIEW, lvl entry suite avail immed, North End on quiet st. Completely self contained. Lrg 1 bdrm w/ laundry. All util’s incld’d. NS/NP, Ref’s req. $800. 250-751-2557 UNIVERSITY AREA: 1bdrm, basement, $700 inclusive, no lndry. N/S, N/P.(250)754-2970 UNIVERSITY AREA: 2bdrm ground level, private entry, insuite laundry, 7x11 storage area, garage and fenced yard. Near schools/bus. $900, util & heat incl. N/S, N/P, Avail now. Call Bob for appoint to view. 250-618-4775 UNIVERSITY AREA, new, clean, quiet, level entry 2 bdrm, walk to VIU, mins to downtown & parkway with walking trails outside your door, incls utils, cable, internet, W/D, alarm, no parties, N/S, $895 mo. 250-716-3264.

AVAIL immed. 3 bed in quiet area of Central Nan. Fridge, stove, washer & dryer. $990. 250-246-4495, 250-701-3217 HAMMOND BAY- sxs duplex, 2 bdrms/bath up, 1 bdrm, rec room, bath down, F/S, W/D hookup, quiet, clean, close to schools, NS,NP. Avail immed. $995 mo. 250-758-4871. LADYSMITH 3 bdrm, 2 storey home, small yard, NS/NP, D/W, $950 mo. Avail April. 15. Call 1-250-248-4816.

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NANAIMOSOUTH End. Sunny 1000 sq ft 2 bdrm. Full bath. 2 appls, lrg deck. REF’S REQ’D. 40% hydro. $775./mo. 1 (778)883-8703. Avail. now.

SUITES, LOWER 1091 SILVER Mtn- 1 bdrm, $695. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

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DEPARTURE BAY, lrg room; shared kitchen, bath, laundry. Cable, hydro, prkg incl. N/S Close to bus. $450/mo. (250)760-0842 Avail. immed.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Cedar: Bright newly reno’d, 1 bdrm, ocean view, private patio entr, prkg, shared laundry, N/S, N/P, ref’s, $760 (wi-fi, heat, hydro), 250-722-7025.

1BDRM, LEVEL entry, Quarterway area. F/S, W/D, N/P, N/S. $750 Refs. 250-753-0046

DEPARTURE BAYbright 750sq ft 1 bdrm in quiet home, lrg kitchen/bath, no tub/laundry. NS/NP. $750 inclusive. (250)739-9051.

1-BDRM NEWLY reno’d. Quiet, clean. $725./mo. inclds utils. Near VIU. (250)591-1969

HOSPITAL AREA 2bdrm bsmt suite. N/S, N/P. $825/m utilities incl. 250-754-7502

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a senior with the UBC Thunderbirds, he’d competed in the race more than ever this season. He’d studied underwater video footage and analyzed his biomechanics. He had a race plan to cover any eventuality. “I played it out a few ways and I didn’t see one way where I wasn’t going to touch the wall and make the team,” he said. He touched the wall fourth in 49.98 seconds. The scoreclock told him that instantly, but there was a brief wait as the meet mathematicians calculated whether Canada’s

top four swimmers had gone fast enough, as a group, to qualify for the Olympics. They had. “It was a complete flood of emotions…” said Gossland. “You’re just dreaming about this moment and then it actually happens, and it plays out the way you want it to. It’s just completely priceless.” It was the realization of a goal that Gossland hadn’t even dared to dream when he was a young swimmer with the Nanaimo White Rapids. He remembers an awards night with the club when

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I didn’t ever, for a second, think that I had a race in the bag. his coach Jenny Duncan mentioned that she wouldn’t be surprised if Gossland swam in the Olympics one day. He remembers being uncomfortable, then, to

hear those words. “Yeah, right,” he thought. But he sped up. He went from the Rapids to the Nanaimo Riptides, then on to Canadian Interuniversity Sport. It occurred to him this year, that as a senior, there was no excuse not to win. And he didn’t lose. He piled up gold medals at the Canada West, then CIS championships, and Olympic trials came at the perfect time. Gossland recalls the outset of this swim season, when he found himself reflecting on his future. If the year didn’t

go well, he might have been done with the competitive side of the sport. Instead, he’s an Olympian-in-training, with an intensive meet schedule this summer. It’s great, he said, because he never really wanted to climb out of the pool. “No matter what the outcome last weekend, I just had a lot of fun with the process of it and just enjoying it every day,” he said. “I think whether I made the team or not, I would still wake up the next day and want to go swimming.” sports@nanaimobulletin.com


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BASEBALL TEAM holds home opener today (April 7).

The Nanaimo Pirates start a new season with high hopes and high expectations. The ball players feel good about themselves, but they’ll need results on the diamond to maintain their swagger.

The Hub City Paving Pirates hold their home-opening doubleheader today (April 7) at Serauxmen Stadium against the Victoria Mariners. “It you lose a game or two quickly, all of a sudden that confidence is down and it puts you on guard and you don’t play the way you can,” said Doug Rogers, Pirates manager. “So a good start is key.” In other words, the B.C. Pre-

mier Baseball League’s 2011 pennant holders are winners until someone can prove otherwise. Players are already talking about trying to reel off win streaks and excitement is at a fever pitch. “It’s crazy,” said Colby Morgan, Pirates pitcher. “Everyone wants to be in that first game.” With another Island team providing the opening-day opposition, there should be a sizable crowd.

“It’s going to be good if we can get lots of fans out there, get a really good atmosphere going and basically get rolling with two wins right off the bat,” said Chris Faber, Pirates first baseman. GAME ON … Today’s game times are noon and 2:30 p.m. … Admission is $5 for the day, or $3 for a single game … A season preview was published in Thursday’s Bulletin and is still accessible online at www.nanaimobulletin.com.

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Season’s last bonspiel leaves curlers smiling Now that we’re into April, lision B event were the local fouranother season of curling is some of Ian Cook, Joanne Phillips, quickly coming to an end. Herb Veasey and Susan Barber. Fans last weekend were likely The Cook team broke open their watching on television the conclufinal with four points in the third sion of the world women’s curling end to win 7-1 over Nanaimo’s championships held in Lethbridge. Barry Hore and his team of Donna There, Canada was represented by Gannon, Kevin Kabatoff and Ann Scotties champion skip Heather Marie Hore. Nedohin and her Alberta squad, Sponsor for the C event was who came away with a bronze Neal’s Nanaimo Chrysler. It was medal. The gold medal went to the Nanaimo versus Duncan in the Swiss team led by veteran skip Mir- final, as the local rink skipped by jam Ott, who made a finesse shot to Keith Clarke took on a visiting edge Sweden 7-6 in an entertaining entry led by Keith Ainsley. Clarke and well-played final. jumped out to an early lead and This weekend, the men’s world never looked back in posting a 7-2 championships wrap up in Switzer- win, backed by teammates Toni land. Brier champion skip Glenn Lepore, Ken Albrecht and Cheryl Howard and his Ontario team Toole. Third place in the event was carry the Canadian colours and are also taken by a Nanaimo team, the of course expected to do well. foursome of Rudy Brullotte, MarLocally, the annual gie Blackley, Ron BenSpring Fling Mixed held nett and Dianne Bennett. THORPE last weekend marked The Spring Fling’s D REPORT the final bonspiel of the event was sponsored by Ian Thorpe year at the Nanaimo MacDonald EnvironColumnist Curling Centre. Patty mental Services and was Pedersen and her comdesignated as a novice mittee organized the event. To encourage par32-team event. Finals ticipation from newer were held Sunday and curlers, teams consisting my thanks to NCC manof a pair of experienced ager Denise Wood for local curlers together passing along results… with a pair of beginners. The championship In the final, skip Mike game in A event, sponsored by Kenefick and his team of Elaine Johnston Franklin Lawyers, feaCloutier, Troy Patterson and Nancy tured undefeated Nanaimo teams Bundell emerged as winners, takskipped by Mark Knutson and Jim ing a 9-1 decision from Bob Hungar Newlands. Knutson jumped out to and his teammates Karen Hungar, a quick start, scoring two points Randy Shaw and Karen Shaw. in the first end and then stealing Finishing in third place in the three more in the second for a 5-0 novice event was the foursome of lead en route to a 6-2 victory. BackBrenda Ridgway, Howard Jeglum, ing Knutson on the winning team Ross Barnard and Tamie Barnard. were third Teri Palynchuk, second The Spring Fling Bonspiel Brian Mahovlich and lead Tina marked the end to local curling for Vanderveen from Chilliwack. Othanother season, with the ice now ers on the runner-up Newlands being removed. In a future column, squad were third Debbie Pulak, I’ll recap year-end award winners. Tracey Newlands and Joe Pulak. Whatever your sport, a reminder Third in A were Nanaimo’s in closing to play your hardest, play George Duffell and his teammates fair, and show good sportsmanship. ◆ Sally Noonan, Jake McGlenen and Ian Thorpe writes about sports Jill McGlenen. Saturdays. Winners of the Christensen Col-

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High-performance hockey players will try to light lamp Five local hockey players get to play for a B.C. Cup, and also gain all-important ice time playing against the province’s best. Defenceman Coleman Doney and forwards Mathieu Jallabert, Patrick Bajkov and

Jordan Topping of Nanaimo, and Trent Bell of Nanoose Bay, earned roster spots at B.C. Hockey’s U16 B.C. Cup tournament in West Kelowna April 12-15. They qualified based on their performances at recent

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Enjoy a 1/2 Price breakfast entree when another breakfast entree of equal or greater value is purchased. Not valid with any other coupon or special feature. Valid Monday-Friday until May 11, 2012

Yes! ! We Refill Laser Toners

OUT OF

5% OFF

10% OFF

1 Ink Refill

2 Ink Refill

Expires May 31/12

Expires May 31/12

Laser Cartridge OFF Refill

10%

Expires May 31/12

INK?

WOODGROVE SHOPPING CENTRE

250-390-6878

Valid at Nanaimo location only. 6671 Mary Ellen Dr 390-4064

½ PRICE LUNCH 11 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Enjoy a 1/2 Price lunch entree when another lunch entree of equal or greater value is purchased. Not valid with any other coupon or special feature. Valid Monday-Friday until May 11, 2012

Valid at Nanaimo location only. 6671 Mary Ellen Dr 390-4064

½ PRICE DINNER 4 P.M. TO CLOSE

Enjoy a 1/2 Price dinner entree when another dinner entree of equal or greater value is purchased. Not valid with any other coupon or special feature. Valid Monday-Friday until May 11, 2012

Valid at Nanaimo location only. 6671 Mary Ellen Dr 390-4064


APRIL/MAY 2012

NANAIMO NEWS BULLETIN COUPON BOOK 3

Delicious Wines for Spring & Summertime

WARRANTY FRIENDLY

Make any great wine in-store and receive

30 FREE BOTTLES

ACTUALLY FRIENDLY

Cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer expires May 31, 2012.

SAVE $20 when you make any wine kit in-store.

Cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer expires May 31, 2012.

5 OFF

$

ANY OIL CHANGE PACKAGE

Country Club Centre

Norwell Dr. Ross Rd.

250-585-8846

3398 Norwell Drive Nanaimo

X

No appointment necessary Open 7 days a week.

TuesdaySaturday 9-5

APRIL/MAY 2012

WARRANTY FRIENDLY

Make any great wine in-store and receive

30 FREE BOTTLES

ACTUALLY FRIENDLY

Cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer expires May 31, 2012.

SAVE $20 when you make any wine kit in-store.

Cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer expires May 31, 2012.

The Nanaimo Wine Shoppe

The Nanaimo Wine Shoppe

Country Club Centre

Norwell Dr.

3398 Norwell Drive Nanaimo

X TuesdaySaturday 9-5

Ross Rd.

250-585-8846

10 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo mrlube.com 250-741-1700

NANAIMO NEWS BULLETIN COUPON BOOK 3

Delicious Wines for Spring & Summertime

The Nanaimo Wine Shoppe

Offer applies to the purchase of a complete oil change package and must be presented at time of service. Not valid with any other oil change offer or discount. Valid at Nanaimo locations only. Expiry: May 31, 2012

5 OFF

$

ANY OIL CHANGE PACKAGE

No appointment necessary Open 7 days a week.

The Nanaimo Wine Shoppe

The Nanaimo Wine Shoppe

The Nanaimo Wine Shoppe

Offer applies to the purchase of a complete oil change package and must be presented at time of service. Not valid with any other oil change offer or discount. Valid at Nanaimo locations only. Expiry: May 31, 2012

10 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo mrlube.com 250-741-1700


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NANAIMO NEWS BULLETIN COUPON BOOK

HARBOUR VIEW PEST MANAGEMENT

APRIL/MAY 2012

Clip & Save Sunny Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

GOT CREEPY CRAWLIES?

No Toxins, No Fumes GREEN CLEANING CARPET CLEANING 2 rooms and a hall Reg. $110 00

85

Mi h l Benker Michal B k Protecting Homes and Businesses from Unwanted Pests for over 17 Years

Whole House Package 4 rooms and a hall 95

129

Call us today for safe and effective

FURNITURE CLEANING SPECIALS

75

25

Carpenter Ants & Termites Wasps, Fleas, Ants Rodent Control Bed Bugs Silverfish & Food Pests

4

,OVESEAT 00

60

OFF

d repair We clean ans HRV & nt dryer ve ns bathroom fa

Nanaimo

250-755-1128

www.sunnycarpetandairductcleaning.com www.sunnycarpetandairductcleaning.co Expires May 31, 31 2012

APRIL/MAY 2012

Clip & Save Sunny Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning No Toxins, No Fumes GREEN CLEANING CARPET CLEANING 2 rooms and a hall Reg. $110 00

85

Mi h l Benker Michal B k Protecting Homes and Businesses from Unwanted Pests for over 17 Years

Max. 400 sq. ft..

CARPET CLEANING Whole House Package 4 rooms and a hall 95

129

Call us today for safe and effective

Reg. $179

stairs extra

FURNITURE CLEANING SPECIALS SEATSOFA 00

Spring Pest Control Special

75

,OVESEAT 00

60

#HAIR 00

35

AREA RUG CLEANING % Free pickup

Expires May 31, 2012

25

Carpenter Ants & Termites Wasps, Fleas, Ants Rodent Control Bed Bugs Silverfish & Food Pests

Nanaimo 250-755-5876 Parksville 250-228-5876 510 North Terminal Ave., Nanaimo pestguy@michalbenker.com

and delivery

Plus 7.95 per vent on same visit 8995 All duct cleaning

GOT CREEPY CRAWLIES? 20% OFF

35

FURNACE & AIR DUCT CLEANING

NANAIMO NEWS BULLETIN COUPON BOOK

HARBOUR VIEW PEST MANAGEMENT

#HAIR 00

AREA RUG CLEANING % Free pickup

Expires May 31, 2012

Nanaimo 250-755-5876 Parksville 250-228-5876 510 North Terminal Ave., Nanaimo pestguy@michalbenker.com

stairs extra

Reg. $179

SEATSOFA 00

Spring Pest Control Special

20% OFF

Max. 400 sq. ft..

CARPET CLEANING

OFF

and delivery

FURNACE & AIR DUCT CLEANING Plus 7.95 per vent on same visit 8995 All duct cleaning

d repair We clean ans HRV & nt ve r ye dr ns bathroom fa

Nanaimo

250-755-1128

www.sunnycarpetandairductcleaning.com www.sunnycarpetandairductcleaning.co Expires May 31, 31 2012


APRIL/MAY 2012

NANAIMO NEWS BULLETIN COUPON BOOK 5

Spring Special SAVE $74!! ULTIMATE DETAIL PACKAGE

$

00

175

Reg. $249.00

CK CAR OR TRU

WE WILL PICKUP & DROP OFF YOUR VEHICLE AT YOUR HOME OR PLACE OF WORK

If you want the Best then bring your vehicle to us.

FULL DETAIL - YOUR CAR WILL

SPARKLE!!

MICRO AUTOBODY & PAINT Does yo

ur car small dent suffer from scratches? Yos, nicks or Shop for all ur One Stop yo fixes, car or ur small truck!

✃ Auto A t and d Marine M i Detailing D t ili and d Micro Mi Autobody A t b d -C Complete l C Customization i i C Centre TINT • WHEELS & RIMS • RUNNING BOARDS • SPRAY ON BED LINERS • ROOF RACKS

2555 BOWEN RD., NANAIMO A Division of Nanaimo Toyota Scion

APRIL/MAY 2012

250-758-9103

WWW.TOUCHABOVE.CA

NANAIMO NEWS BULLETIN COUPON BOOK 5

Spring Special SAVE $74!! ULTIMATE DETAIL PACKAGE

$

00

175

Reg. $249.00

CK CAR OR TRU

WE WILL PICKUP & DROP OFF YOUR VEHICLE AT YOUR HOME OR PLACE OF WORK

If you want the Best then bring your vehicle to us.

FULL DETAIL - YOUR CAR WILL

SPARKLE!!

MICRO AUTOBODY & PAINT Does yo

ur car small dents, suffer from scratches? Yo nicks or Shop for all ur One Stop yo fixes, car or ur small truck!

✃ Auto A t and d Marine M i Detailing D t ili and d Micro Mi Autobody A t b d -C Complete l C Customization i i C Centre TINT • WHEELS & RIMS • RUNNING BOARDS • SPRAY ON BED LINERS • ROOF RACKS

2555 BOWEN RD., NANAIMO A Division of Nanaimo Toyota Scion

250-758-9103

WWW.TOUCHABOVE.CA


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NANAIMO NEWS BULLETIN COUPON BOOK

APRIL/MAY 2012

Call Theresa at…

Ella’s Blinds & Draperies

Spring Renovations! %

70

UP TO O

R ll Rollers Verticals Venetians Faux Woods Shadow Magic Shutters

O OFF F

MSRP

Pl Pleaters Cellulars Roman Shades Draperies

FREE Top Down/ Bottom Up Feature When you order Pleaters & Cellulars UNTIL APRIL 30, 2012

Call Theresa 250-758-6630 ! 250-248-7222 Todayeemail: ma thilellas@gmail.com Exp pires May 31, 2012

As Ask about our Full House Packages and Save More!

Buy $35 of Car Cleaning Products and Produc reeceive FREE Wash B Bucket & Mitt Expiry Apr. 30/12.

4063 Norwell Dr. 250-758-1541

2676 Willow Grouse, Nanaimo

6

Bucket #8 864 Black Mitt #2230

Nanaimo owned & operated

NANAIMO NEWS BULLETIN COUPON BOOK

APRIL/MAY 2012

Call Theresa at…

Ella’s Blinds & Draperies

Spring Renovations! %

70

UP TO O

R ll Rollers Verticals Venetians Faux Woods Shadow Magic Shutters

O OFF F

MSRP

Pl Pleaters Cellulars Roman Shades Draperies

FREE Top Down/ Bottom Up Feature When you order Pleaters & Cellulars UNTIL APRIL 30, 2012

Call Theresa 250-758-6630 ! 250-248-7222 Todayeemail: thilellas@gmail.com ma pires May 31, 2012 Exp

Ask about our Full House Packages and Save More! As

2676 Willow Grouse, Nanaimo

Buy $35 of Car Cleaning Products and Produc reeceive FREE Wash B Bucket & Mitt Expiry Apr. 30/12.

Bucket #8 864 Black Mitt #2230

4063 Norwell Dr. 250-758-1541 Nanaimo owned & operated


NANAIMO NEWS BULLETIN COUPON BOOK 7

FR EE !

APRIL/MAY 2012

Great G Gr eat ea at Ca Canadian C Cana ana nadi dian O dian di Oilill C Change hang hang ha nge ge is is a llocally ocal ally all ly o owned, wned wned wn ed, d fa ffamily ami milily ly rrun un un business. Drive in to their bright, modern location and relax in your vehicle with a cup of their delicious coffee. Enjoy the fast & friendly service. You’ll be done and on your way before you know it!

30 Screw Cap Bottles! ($45.00 Retail Value) ($

With your next Batch of Wine you make on our premises TM//M MC

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

5

MON.-FRI. 8AM-10AM

ANY OIL $ 00 OFF CHANGE

Coupon expires April 30, 2012. Taxes & enviro fee extra.

NANAIMO LOCATION O ONLY! NLY NL N LY

Country Club Centre

250-729-3666 Hours: Mon-Sat. 8-6 • Sun 10-5

aiq

FLEET CARDS ACCEPTED Call for details!

TM/MC

*Not valid with any other offer. Limit one per customer. Valid to May 31, 2012

250-751-0185

6201 Blueback Rd, Nanaimo (Beside 7-11 on Dover)

NANAIMO NEWS BULLETIN COUPON BOOK 7

FR EE !

APRIL/MAY 2012

KENRIDGE

Great G Gr eat ea at Ca Canadian C Cana ana nadi dian O dian di Oilill C Change hang hang ha nge ge is is a llocally ocal ally all ly o owned, wned wned wn ed, d fa ffamily ami milily ly rrun un un business. Drive in to their bright, modern location and relax in your vehicle with a cup of their delicious coffee. Enjoy the fast & friendly service. You’ll be done and on your way before you know it!

30 Screw Cap Bottles! ($45.00 Retail Value) ($

With your next Batch of Wine you make on our premises TM//M MC

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

5

MON.-FRI. 8AM-10AM

ANY OIL $ 00 OFF CHANGE

Coupon expires April 30, 2012. Taxes & enviro fee extra.

NANAIMO LOCATION O ONLY! NLY NL N LY

Country Club Centre

250-729-3666 Hours: Mon-Sat. 8-6 • Sun 10-5

aiq

FLEET CARDS ACCEPTED Call for details!

KENRIDGE

TM/MC

*Not valid with any other offer. Limit one per customer. Valid to May 31, 2012

250-751-0185

6201 Blueback Rd, Nanaimo (Beside 7-11 on Dover)


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NANAIMO NEWS BULLETIN COUPON BOOK

2.00 OFF

$

APRIL/MAY 2012

SPECIAL

$

Any Purchase of 10 or more

Just call the Government Grants

Excludes Farm Feed. Valid with this coupon only. Not valid with any other offer or on sale items. Expires: May 31, 2012

Up To

7,000

$

*

for Windows, d Furnaces, Heat Pumps & Insulation

FSPRING FA A LL S SP PSPECIAL PEC ECIAL AL! FALL SPECIAL! ** **

THE

TRY COUNR STO E

No NoHST! HST!

YOU YOU SAVE SAVE12% 12%

*Some conditions apply. Offers valid with this ad only. **windows only

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Pet Food, Supplies & Accessories. Garden Supplies, Gloves, Socks, Boots. Farm & Feed Supplies, Shovels, and all Wild Bird Food and Accessories.

Sou So S ou uth t Pa Par ark kwa ay Plaza

250-753-4221

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OPEN: OPE N: MON M ON.-F ON.-FRI RI.. 8 8:3 :30-6:00 30 SAT SA AT. 8:30 0-5 -5:30 SUN SU UN.. 10:0 UN 10:00-5:00

FREE IN-HOME CONSULTATION

FREE Energy Audit Value at $

CALL US 250.954.5485 or TODAY: 1.866.560.2137 www.HouseSmartHomeImprovements.com

NANAIMO NEWS BULLETIN COUPON BOOK

2.00 OFF

$

15000*

APRIL/MAY 2012

SPECIAL

Any Purchase of $10 or more

Just call the Government Grants

Excludes Farm Feed. Valid with this coupon only. Not valid with any other offer or on sale items. Expires: May 31, 2012

Up To

7,000

$

*

for Windows, d Furnaces, Heat Pumps & Insulation

FSPRING FA A LL S SP PSPECIAL PEC ECIAL AL! FALL SPECIAL! ** **

THE

TRY COUNR STO E

No NoHST! HST!

YOU YOU SAVE SAVE12% 12%

*Some conditions apply. Offers valid with this ad only. **windows only

A+.

RATING

Pet Food, Supplies & Accessories. Garden Supplies, Gloves, Socks, Boots. Farm & Feed Supplies, Shovels, and all Wild Bird Food and Accessories.

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Sou So S ou uth t Pa Par ark kwa ay Pla laza

250-753-4221

OPEN: OPE N: MO MON ON.-F .-FRI RI.. 8 8:3 :30-6:00 30SAT SA AT. 8:30 0-5 -5:30 SUN SU UN.. 10:0 UN 10:00-5:00

FREE IN-HOME CONSULTATION

FREE Energy Audit Value at $

15000*

CALL US 250.954.5485 or TODAY: 1.866.560.2137 www.HouseSmartHomeImprovements.com


Nanaimo News Bulletin, April 07, 2012