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T h e N a n a i m o Re cycl i n g Exchange is worried a facility looking to expand next door could create competition that negatively affects its operation. The non-profit started a petition to protest the proposed rezoning of 2375 Hayes Rd., across the street from the recycling exchange. Michael Schellinck, executive director, questions why another facility is needed right next door to a recycling facility, when there aren’t any in the north or south ends of Nanaimo. “At the end of the day, what you are going to do is take away from a community-based organization,” said Schellinck, adding that for the past 25 years, the NRE has worked to divert as much waste as possible from the landfill, and also runs education and outreach programs. The rezoning applicant says the change, which would permit expansion and increase the company’s ability to take in more products, would be an improvement for the city. “There should be no big worries for anyone,” said Paul Shorting, general manager of Regional Recycling Nanaimo (formerly the Nanaimo Bottle Depot). “At the end of the day, it’s convenience. It’s great for the public; where else can you go to one street and drop off your products?” Shorting said the company has

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Michael Schellinck, Nanaimo Recycling Exchange executive director, tosses the remains of a discarded barbecue into a scrap metal dumpster. Scrap metal and cardboard are primary revenue generators for the facility, but Schellinck says he worries a competing centre that moved in across the street and has applied to the city to accept the waste materials, could cut into the non-profit’s revenue stream.

operated in Nanaimo for about 15 years and was previously located on Mostar Road, taking the same products it seeks to at the new location. Issues with traffic congestion and other concerns prompted the company to find a more suitable home. “We didn’t just show up – we’ve been here for 15 years and have been doing the same thing. There is lots of work for the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange and lots of work for us,” said Shorting. But Schellinck says the recycling exchange can’t fully com-

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pete, because there are only three bottle depot licenses issued for the central Island, and Regional Recycling Nanaimo holds them. Rezoning would allow Regional Recycling Nanaimo, which is open for bottle returns, to take products such as scrap metal, electronics and small appliances, and waste paper – all revenue generators for the recycling exchange. And without that revenue, the ability to provide free environmental programs in the community and schools could be in jeop-

ardy, Schellinck said. He worries that if the exchange starts receiving less of the revenue-generating materials, it might not be able to take in other items that have no value. “At our facility we take over 50 different classes of materials, not all of them make money, a lot of them don’t make any money,” said Schellinck. “There are a few that do make us money and it’s those few that go towards supporting us taking materials that have absolutely no value.” See ‘ADVISORY’ ‘ /4

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The public was missing at Tuesday evening’s public meeting to collect feedback on Nanaimo school district’s proposed 2012-13 budget. Jamie Brennan, school board chairman, said a handful of people attended and just two people – Derek DeGear, president of the Nanaimo District Teachers’ Association and Ron Farino, president of CUPE Local 606 – presented to trustees. “People either think we’re doing a great job … or they think we’re absolutely irredeemable,” he said. “It is frustrating when you provide opportunities for people to comment and you only get two presenters.” Senior staff propose to use surplus money carried forward from the current school year to balance next year’s budget, so despite a projected $1.6-million shortfall, no cuts to programs or services were recommended. Staff also suggest that trustees go forward with a proposal to extend spring break from one week to two weeks – a move expected to save about $366,000 – and to use those savings to fund different educational initiatives such as the district’s plan to upgrade technology in schools. Brennan said people might have been less inclined to speak up because there are no cuts proposed except for the altered school calendar. “There’s less reason for conflict or unhappiness because we’re not facing any layoffs or program cuts,” he said. Farino said his main concern is the school calendar change and in his presentation, he reminded trustees of the impact a two-week spring break will have on support workers, who are on hourly wages and would be losing four days’ pay. “That’s going to be a cost of around $250,000 for CUPE members,” he said. “We work the least amount of hours and we’re the ones who are getting cut.” DeGear spoke out about the proposal to create a new senior management position – deputy superintendent – and promote two district principals to assistant superintendent positions. Karen Hoy, district parent advisory council vice-president, said she hasn’t heard a lot of discussion from parents on the budget, perhaps because there’s no hot-button issue this year or they are not well-informed. “I think it’s a wait-and-see with parents,” she said. “I have spoken to some parents who are aware of the changes in senior management. They are interested to see what the superintendent does with that.”

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On the ball Eric Hanley-Marie, left, Riley Byrne, Jesse Smith, Luke Griffin and Drayden Cairns from North Cedar Intermediate School battle for control of the ball in a variation of soccer where players move a big ball around the pitch by hitting it with smaller balls. The boys’ impatience with that scheme Tuesday changed the game at Nanaimo Ice Centre, which is hosting the 2012 HealthAmongus events this week. HealthAmongus, a partnership between the Nanaimo school district and Nanaimo parks, recreation and culture, focuses on fun non-competitive activities promoting physical development.

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Registered Nurses Association of B.C., the Harbour Au t h o r i t y A s s o c i a t i o n of B.C. Conference, B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, and the National Therapeutic Community Symposium Conference. The recent success helped reduce the subsidy the conference centre receives from the city from about $1 million to about $800,000, and spinoff revenue to local businesses are also starting to see signs of improvement. The 200 delegates participating at the perioperative conference, for example, are estimated to generate $315,000. The convention centre season usually mirrors the academic season, with conferences ramping up from mid-

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takes a few years to establish an identity and make your mark.” In 2009, its first full year, the conference centre had 15,980 delegate days. As the slumping economy slowed the convention industry, 2010 had only 12,450 bookings and 2011 improved slightly to 13,980. With more than 30,000 delegate days booked for 2012 and more than 15,000 already booked for 2013, Tacon said the conference centre is beginning to hit its stride. “We’ve seen how the impact of the economy hits the convention industry, and now we’re seeing it open up and give us a chance to really see what our potential is,” said Tacon. Recent large conferences include the Perioperative

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A provincewide protest by criminal trial lawyers over legal aid funding cuts is having little impact in Nanaimo. More than 200 trial lawyers across B.C. are withdrawing some services throughout April in the final phase of an escalating strike that started in January when lawyers withdrew services for one week, two weeks in February and three weeks in March. Bentley Doyle, B.C. Trial Lawyers Association spokesman, said 50 courthouses across the province have been hit hard by the monthlong strike, but most court dates have been covered in Nanaimo. “It looks like it has been pretty close to business as usual in Nanaimo,” Doyle said. Lawyers are not required by the trial lawyers association, which co-ordinated the job action, to take part in the strike, but do have to notify the Legal Services Society if they are planning to refuse work. Doyle said meetings are being held to plan what the next phase of possible job action will be, but no firm strategies have been formed yet.

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Advisory recommends rezoning approval ◆ From /1 Schellinck said scrap metal can fetch upwards of $150 a metric tonne but items such as plastic bags only generate up to $25 per metric tonne. “The bottom line is how much did we divert, but I still have to make enough money to take that plastic bag which is a negative for our operation,” he said. “I lose money taking plastic bags.”

He added that plans to build an eco-recycling depot could also be affected. The Nanaimo Recycling Exchange isn’t affiliated with the City of Nanaimo and doesn’t receive funding from the city or the Regional District of Nanaimo. It has contracts with both, which were won through the regular tendering process competing with for-profit companies.

“The NRE exists to divert as much waste as it can from the landfill, and that’s our mandate,” said Schellinck. “When we know we made more materials diverted from the landfill, we know it’s a good day.” The rezoning issue went to the Plan Nanaimo Advisory Committee Tuesday and was recommended for approval. “The location is quite suitable for the use they are going

to have,” said Coun. Fred Pattje, committee chairman. “Everything that will be delivered there will be handled inside with no outside storage.” Pattje said some members of the committee raised the issue of competition, but PNAC only deals with land use issues and OCP amendments. reporter3@nanaimobulletin.com

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◆ From /1 De Jong said the transportation of raw manure is under provincial jurisdiction, but the district can create a soil bylaw that addresses the transportation of composted manure. “I see the soil deposit bylaw as being really positive … council is looking at protecting our topsoil,” said Jamie Wallace, spokesman for the Friends of Urban Agriculture in Lantzville. Wallace said over the past year or two, misinformation was circulated about the use of manure and FUAL is offering a workshop later this month to better inform people about the issue. The April 29 workshop is approved by the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment. Pre-registration is required by e-mailing jfcwallace@shaw.ca. The group wants urban farming within Lantzville and wants bylaws that reflect this, said Wallace. The organization previously asked council to rescind the proposed urban agriculture bylaw, because members felt there wasn’t enough public input into the process. reporter3@nanaimobulletin.com

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the district and VIU h a s e n abl e d h i g h school students to take courses at the university – and apply to get high school credits for them – but last June the district got permission from the province to offer dual credit for those courses through its Lear n at Home program. That means the province covers tuition costs just as it would cover students for regular high school courses. “It’s recognized as a high school-accredited course, just like any other course they take,” said Thorsen. “It’s just more controlled now and we have access to their records so we can monitor their progress.” The VIU Enrichment Program has about 20 different course offerings for next spring in a variety of departments, including anthropology, creative writing, early childhood educa-

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Nanaimo secondary students can start their university academic careers early and earn credits toward high school graduation at the same time – on the school district’s dime. Jan Thorsen, the district’s part-time gifted/ enrichment resource teacher, said students entering Grade 12 can take courses at VIU and for each successfully completed course, earn credits at both the high school and university levels. And thanks to a new agreement with VIU, the district will pay the student’s tuition fees. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for students who want to get a head start,” said Thorsen. “Many of them are ready for an intro to university life.” A longstanding agreement between

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Theft has jeweller thinking of closing shop BY CHRIS BUSH

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A Nanaimo business owner is considering closing shop after nearly $500,000 in silver jewelery was stolen.

The theft happened in Calgary last month when Brad Leith, chief financial officer for Nanaimo-based jewellery business Kibela, was in Calgary selling silver rings, earrings

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Donna Fradley, the company’s owner and jewelry designer, said so far, Calgary police have not contacted her with news about the missing inventory. Fradley was surprised to learn another theft of about $500,000 in sterling silver jewelry, also involving a vehicle break-in, occurred in Vancouver on West Broadway Feb. 13. In that case, a jewelry trade show exhibitor from eastern Canada was the victim. Const. Lindsey Houghton, Vancouver Police De par tment spokesman, said investigators in Vancouver and Calgary do not think the two thefts are linked. Fradley has never been the victim of large theft before, but has always been aware it was possible. She said suppliers who travel on the road are unable to get insurance coverage. “I thought we were really careful,” Fradley said. “We don’t park in mall parking lots. We don’t leave jewelry in the car overnight. It was on a busy street in broad daylight.” Fradley, who has been in the jewelry business 23 years, does not know how she will weather the financial loss and might get out of the business altogether. She said after hearing nothing from police in the first two days following the theft, she gave up hope of the jewelry being recovered. “It may be it for me,” she said. “How do you recover from that? I’m very discouraged with the whole thing.” photos@nanaimobulletin.com

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Advantage tennis club in neighbourhood spat BY TOBY GORMAN

“The owners of the tennis club are doing everything possible to nurture their business, to feed it and ensure its survival,” said Coun. Bill McKay. “On the flip side, I see neighbours and others speaking against it who are being absolutely, in my opinion, totally unreasonable.” Al Kenning, city manager, estimated the dispute has taken up “hundreds and hundreds” of staff hours. Mayor John Ruttan said the issue needs a conclusion. “This is a problem that has been going on since the late ’70s and at some point we need to get closure on it,” he said. Operators of the Bethlehem Retreat Centre, also located beside the club, expressed concern with increasing activity at the club, saying more noise threatens the peaceful sanctuary of the religious retreat. Supporters praised owners Cheryl Miller and Gaetan Brousseau for taking all concerns seriously and working to minimize noise and traffic while ensuring their business survives. “The restaurant is fine dining,” said club member Glenys Wall. “The members are all middle-aged. Their days of rowdy behaviour are behind them, if in fact they were ever like that at all.” Council unanimously passed the first two readings of the amendment to the land-use contract. The issue now goes to a public hearing May 3. Land-use contracts are agreements between a property owner and the local government, regulating site-specific land uses and conditions of development. They were permitted under the provincial Municipal Act during the 1970s and early 1980s. In Nanaimo, 16 such contracts remain, including the one at Westwood Tennis Club, though the city is seeking to replace them with conventional zoning.

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The Westwood Tennis Club earned the advantage in a marathon dispute with neighbours after council agreed Monday that the club has done all it can to reduce noise and traffic concerns. The city has acted as a mediator between the two sides since October, when the long-standing issue heated up again after conventional zoning was proposed. That zoning would replace an archaic land use contract so the club could increase economic opportunities to keep pace with increasing costs. To ensure its survival, the tennis club updated its restaurant, hoping to attract people other than members and invited guests, though seating capacity and hours of operation remained the same. The club has been in its current location since 1978, longer than most of the homes that surround it. It has three indoor courts and four outdoor courts, along with a membership of 200 people and staff of 15. Opponents say more people will generate more noise and increase traffic on Arbot Road. Robyn Winkler, who lives next door, said she’s disappointed the club withdrew from negotiations to reach further compromise. “There has not been sufficient face-to-face consultation, and all groups concerned have not actually come together in the same room,” Winkler said. “The process has concluded prematurely and the club has shown it is not willing to negotiate further.” Council disagreed, noting the tennis club made 19 key concessions to appease neighbours, including: installing sound attenuation fences; offering to replace the tennis bubble with a permanent structure to reduce noise; limiting the facility to three weddings between April and September; capping restaurant and deck seating; and disallowing a swimming pool or lighted courts.

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Inbrief Unger earns B.C. journalism honour city scene

Park passed over in contest Nanaimo’s Bowen Park couldn’t compete with the vast assortment of public spaces in Canada. The inner-city park did not make the short list of public spaces in the annual Great Places in Canada competition. Judging was based on online votes and opinions of an expert panel of judges. Last year, Nanaimo’s Commercial Street won for the greatest street in Canada in the same contest, hosted by the Canadian Institute of Planners.

Late-night work rules relaxed B.C.’s labour minister is defending changes to the workplace regulation requiring a secure barrier for night-shift employers who work alone. Changes took effect Sunday that allow another option for operators of gas stations, convenience stores and other 24-hour businesses. The regulation allows employers to put in video surveillance and a call button. Labour Minister Margaret MacDiarmid said Monday the main provision of Grant’s law is mandatory prepayment for gasoline, and that remains. WorkSafeBC offered the new option after four years of consultation. NDP labour critic Raj Chouhan objected to the government’s claim that there have been no more incidents since the regulation went into effect in 2005. Video surveillance does not provide immediate protection for people working alone at night, and there have been close calls, he said.

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FORMER EDITOR given prestigious integrity award.

Nanaimo has been very good to me, so it’s easy to want to give back.

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hrough a 50-year career in journalism, Merv Unger remained true to his craft and community. In recognition of his work, Unger, a former News Bulletin editor and former Nanaimo city councillor, received the Eric Dunning Integrity Award at the B.C. and Yukon Community Newspapers Association’s Ma Murray Awards Saturday at the River Rock Casino in Richmond. “After a lifetime in the industry, to be recognized for integrity is the highest recognition anyone could ever hope for,” he said. Unger, 71, started in journalism as a 12-year-old columnist for the Carillon News in Steinbach, Man., reporting on who got married, who died or who was visiting the big city. His career included everything from a copy boy with the Winnipeg Free Press to reporter, photographer and columnist for the Winnipeg Tribune. A move to Nanaimo in the early 1980s led to work

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Merv Unger, former city councillor and former News Bulletin editor, brought home the Eric Dunning Integrity Award from the 2012 Ma Murray Community Newspaper Awards held in Richmond on the weekend.

at the Nanaimo Daily Free Press and then as the first editor of the News Bulletin in 1988. He retired from Black Press in 2006 after serving as publisher of the Business Examiner.

“No opportunities ever came by that I found more appealing that I wanted to change gears,” he said. “I took three years to work for the Saskatchewan government in tourism devel-

opment branch and did a couple years of radio, but again, it’s all media.” Unger is the third Bulletin employee to receive the Dunning award, joining founding publisher Roy Linder (2007) and former editor Rollie Rose (2011). “It’s all to do with principles and beliefs,” said Unger. “I think we’re all cut from the same cloth.” Linder said Unger’s columns in the Bulletin developed a readership as the paper started as a shopping guide in its early days. “We all saw Merv’s professionalism,” he said. “He is an interesting guy with a lot of interesting things to say, and he created a spark in the community.” Unger’s community service includes six years on city council, as well as involvement with St. John Ambulance, Royal

Canadian Legion Branch 256, the B.C. Cancer Foundation and more. “Nanaimo has been very good to me, so it’s easy to want to give back,” he said. “I’ve got my health and still able to do a lot of stuff even though I’ve stepped down from paying work. It’s a good feeling.” He has seen a number of changes in journalism over the years, some not always for the best. “I’ve seen changes from very strict rules in journalism where news reporting and commentary were separated stringently. If you were a reporter, you had no opinion,” he said. “That has evolved all the way to today where I think one of the biggest dangers is advocacy journalism, where people take on causes and do not present an unbiased picture.” Unger is a fan of technology and the Internet, but sees a definite lack of integrity in a lot of the work being published. “There are very few people on the Internet who are journalists, because journalism is work, not trashing out anything without having to back it up,” he said. “If I had a credo, I would rather do what’s right than what’s popular, because it’s easy to be popular for a short period of time.” news@nanaimobulletin.com

Nanaimo council signs off on new deal with Mounties BY TOBY GORMAN THE NEWS BULLETIN

The Mounties will continue to be Nanaimo’s police force until at least 2032. The province signed a new contract with the RCMP on March 21, opening the door for municipalities to ratify their own agreements. Nanaimo council ratified the Nanaimo Municipal Police Unit Agreement Monday. Cities that don’t approve the deal by the end of April effectively give two-year notice to withdraw from

RCMP services. Cities that approve the agreement can still opt out with two-year notice, and a contract review is promised every five years. Prior to Monday’s vote, Coun. Jim Kipp noted council’s approval amounted to more than a $400-million commitment for taxpayers over the term of the 20-year contract. “That’s a lot of money,” said Kipp. “But I believe the RCMP give us good value.” Mayor John Ruttan said the RCMP is worth the cost, and that the idea of a municipal force was dismissed.

The importance of police services in the 2012 budget is evident – it takes up $24 million of the city’s total $118 million in operating costs. That money pays for 140 RCMP officers, as well as 75 support staff. The new contract is estimated to increase the city’s policing costs by $121,000 this year, which doesn’t include a pay increase announced by the federal government last week, or the costs resulting of a court case between the RCMP and Ottawa for back pay to 2009 after a promised pay increase was rescinded. Brian Clemens, the city’s finance

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Competition must stayy fair There’s nothing wrong with competition – it’s a fact of business with often positive results for consumers. If two companies selling similar products choose to set up shop on the same corner, the market will decide if there’s room for both. Even if a not-for-profit company goes up against a for-profit business, as long as the playing field is level, the market will determine who survives. That’s business. But when a business moves in and goes to government for a change of rules, the playing field needs to be taken into consideration. The Nanaimo Recycling Exchange is facing competition from Regional Recycling Nanaimo (formerly the Nanaimo Bottle Depot) across the street from its Kenworth Road operation. Regional Recycling is open as a bottle return depot and has applied for a rezoning of its property to accept scrap metal, appliances, electronics and waste paper – all revenue generators the recycling exchange uses to run its community education and outreach programs. Regional Recycling Nanaimo accepted those same materials at its previous location, but the question of a level playing field arises because it also holds the three bottle licences issued for the central Island. Thus, if granted the rezoning at its new site, directly across from a competitor, it would have a decided advantage in drawing the recycling exchange’s existing customers across the street, where it could offer more of a comprehensive, one-stop shop for recyclable materials. The rezoning issue went to the Plan Nanaimo Advisory Committee this week and was recommended for approval. The final decision is up to city council. If both can do business on the same level, under the same operating rules, that’s just fair competition. But no one should get an unfair advantage. 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

Environmentalism 101 for dummies

David Suzuki has resigned as a This isn’t science or charity. It’s director of his namesake foundatabloid journalism. Sensationalize, tion so it won’t be the target of fed- ignore facts that weaken the eral government “attacks.” drama, play to people’s emotions. This news is conveyed to me This news comes as I finish in a Globe and Maill report that reading Patrick Moore’s book, is typically tilted in deference to Confessions of a Greenpeace “Canada’s most famous environDropout. I was one of many mentalist.” young fans who cheered as Moore, The usual assumptions are Bob Hunter and the other 1970s woven in: Suzuki is a Greenpeace pioneers set saint. His every utterout from Vancouver to B.C. ance is treated as scidisrupt Soviet nuclear VIEWS entific fact, even when testing, and then turned it’s a left-wing political to the regime’s slaughTom Fletcher rant. The Conservative ter of whales. Black Press government is a front In 1986, Moore split for Big Oil that has with Greenpeace and “attacked” environmenworked to set up a famital groups by remindly chinook salmon farm. ing them that political He said Greenpeace activities are not eliopposed aquaculture gible for charitable tax because it destroys tropexemptions. ical mangrove swamps. In recent years, the Tropical prawn farms David Suzuki Foundation’s camhave no rational connection with paign focus was noticeably in step B.C., but a global organization with the U.S. foundations that fund needs simple ideas that sell. most of B.C.’s enviro-scare indusThis approach was in an earlier try: first salmon farming and now 1980s campaign against chlorine the Alberta “tar sands” in all its in pulp mills. Greenpeace protests exaggerated horror. against dioxins and the herbicide Suzuki’s personal activities 2,4,5-T were eventually dumbed aren’t easily distinguished from down to opposing the use of chlothose of his foundation, as was rine in all industries, including illustrated with his recent CBC production of PVC plastic. documentary that demonized the Pulp mills developed a way to “tar sands.” eliminate trace dioxins from their Diseased fish were displayed, production, but that didn’t matbut natural contamination of the ter once Greenpeace had a global Athabasca River was glossed over. campaign going. They still used Aboriginal objections were highchlorine, so they’re bad. lighted, while support and economSpeaking of chlorine, PCBs ic benefits were overlooked. are polychlorinated biphenyls,

a persistent background toxin. Tests found levels three to five times higher in some wild salmon compared to farmed. But the wild salmon results were ignored in a 2004 study, used by Suzuki to depict farmed salmon as poisonous. His foundation’s salmon farm campaign quietly disappeared down the memory hole after its PCB claims were debunked. Moore highlighted another bit of greenwashing in a visit to Victoria last year. The vaunted “LEED” certification for green building standards gives you points if your concrete is locally sourced, but no points for using wood instead. That’s because the long campaign by major environmental groups has devolved to “logging is bad.” Here’s the latest example. Greenpeace, ForestEthics and the Sierra Club were bankrolled by U.S. foundations to negotiate with the B.C. government, aboriginal people and forest companies for the 2006 “Great Bear Rainforest” agreement on the B.C. coast. Economic opportunity was delicately balanced against preservation, and First Nations gained new control of forests. Now the big enviros have begun campaigning against their own deal. As much as 50 per cent could still be logged, they say. It seems this particular green peace is bad for their business. ◆ Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca


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To the Editor, Re: Union’s ‘Blue Community’ effort an attack on beverage industry, Letters, April 10. I see the spin doctors are again extolling the virtues of buying bottled water. I suppose if my income was dependent on these sales, I might do the same. But here are the reasons I think we should ban the sales: ◆ Worldwide, we consume 17 million barrels of oil annually to produce these bottles, plus what we use to distribute them. Enough to fuel one million cars

for a year; ◆ The production of these bottles in 2006 released in excess of 2.5 million tons of green house gases; ◆ It takes three times the amount of water to produce the bottle as it does to fill it; ◆ It’s estimated that 10 per cent of the great Pacific garbage dumps are from plastic bottles. These ‘dumps’ are estimated to be 1,392,500 square kilometres, or about twice the size of Texas. I assume the Atlantic Ocean has these ‘dumps’ as well; ◆ Only one-in-five bottles is

recycled. The other four contribute to the three billion pounds of waste from water bottles; ◆ Research has found that in excess of 25 per cent of bottled water comes from municipal water source [a.k.a. as tap water]. It seems to me that water bottles are contributing in a large way to the worldwide environmental disaster and should therefore be banned. Oh yes, and they cost at least 750 times that of tap water. Noel Lewis-Watts Nanaimo

To the Editor, For those who care nothing about the negative environmental implications of mining and exporting oil, and are also fiscal conservatives, here are a few financial facts to be considered: Economists, like shareholders, who are of course fixated on the bottom line, have decided that when oil starts to flow in major quantities to the Far East fetching a very high price per barrel, the cost of gas at the pumps will not decrease, but rise at least 10 cents per litre. After all, oil companies aren’t social service agencies and have never sold us fuel at less than the world price. This, of course, will affect the cost of most goods, increasing inflation. Why does Eastern Canada have to import its fuel from offshore? Again, more profit in shipping Western resources overseas, more excuse to raise gas prices. And of course, increasing our resource exports will raise the value of our dollar even more than its present elevated value, thus making it even harder to sell our manufactured goods abroad. Thus, these hard-headed economists have concluded that the country will not see any overall financial benefit from a new pipeline. What a surprise. A final note – the first 10 years of operation of a northern pipeline will yield not just very few ongoing jobs, but also only $1.2 billion in total to our province. Not even enough to settle up our $1.5-billion HST debt with the federal government, or to clean up any major spills. But, I am consoled by the thought that Albertans will be raking in not just almost all the long-term jobs, but even more of those succulent royalties. After all, they have to live in that wasteland they are creating. Dave Cutts Nanaimo

Readers respond: Feedback on news items Added administrators not good for district To the Editor, Re: District adding deputy superintendent, April 14. The hiring of yet another three highly paid administrators to the already top-heavy supervisory department of the Nanaimo school district is unbelievable. What an insult to an already demoralized teaching profession coping with 10 years of cuts to worthwhile programs. Most importantly, the biggest losers are our children and grandchildren. The school board is sadly mistaken if it thinks a Learning Services Department will heal the deepening wounds of separation between the administrators and the teachers. Surely, the money would be much better spent in the needy classrooms of the district. It is hoped that elected school board members will take this stance. Barbara Samarin Lantzville

People leaving messes that are tough to clean To the Editor, Re: People creating more problems than dogs, Letters, April 14. I agree that people cause more damage to our communities than dogs. Being a dog owner, when walking my dog, I too see all the waste and damage that is done. It is disgusting the things one

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sees. Condoms, bags of garbage ripped open, half-eaten food, fast food wrappers, clothing, walls covered in graffiti, dirty diapers and cigarette butts. At least after a good rain, dog waste is washed away and turns into fertilizer, but the waste thrown around by people just stays and stays and it seems no one picks up after these irresponsible people. It’s not the dogs that cause our parks, beaches and streets to be dumping grounds. And have you ever seen a dog using a spray can? It is not dogs that you see huddled around in little groups smoking and I don’t mean cigarettes. I could go on, but I am sure the responsible people know the point I wish to make. S. Kinloch Nanaimo

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Museum in Toronto, Laura Reinsborough began seeing the world through “fruit goggles.” Once she became familiar with fruit-bearing trees in the city, she suddenly noticed them everywhere – cherries, plums, crabapples, pears, grapes, and walnuts. This largely untapped urban bounty spurred her to found Not Far From the Tree, a group that has organized volunteers to help harvest more than 14,000 kilograms of fruit from hundreds of backyard trees over the past four years. If you want to help bring nature to your community, join one of the many groups working to enhance it. Local efforts to restore wetlands, forests, parks, and public spaces provide great opportunities to get hands-on outside time and boost your community’s natural wealth. Earth Day, on Sunday (April 22), offers an ideal time to get started by planting a tree or making your community cleaner and greener. For naturerestoring events near you, go to Earth Day Canada’s website. ◆ Written with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation communications specialist Jode Roberts. www.davidsuzuki.org r

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A man who crashed on the Nanaimo Parkway two years ago, killing his passenger and seriously injuring himself, was sentenced to 18 months in jail last week. Jason Eric Hamilton pleaded guilty earlier this year to dangerous driving causing death for the March 19, 2010 crash that killed Candice Blake, 34, a mother of two boys. He was sentenced to 18 months in jail and prohibited from driving for three years. Jackie Gaudet, Crown counsel, said a crash reconstruction expert estimated Hamilton was travelling about 207 km/h in his highperformance Mitsubishi Lancer when he lost control on the Parkway about one kilometre north of Cedar Road. “The vehicle flew and hit a couple of times, then came to rest on its roof,” she said. “Candice was killed on impact. He was trapped in the car.” An RCMP officer discovered the wreck when he pulled over a speeder nearby and heard cries for help, said Gaudet. Gaudet said Hamilton has ongoing mental and physical problems from the crash. “The defence was asking for a non-jail sentence due to the fact that he’s got ongoing surgeries,” she said. “He had a broken neck. He had several surgeries and then he had several infections. He actually has no memory of the incident at all.”

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NRGH auxiliary donates $255,000 The intensive care and palliative care units at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital are the beneficiaries of the hard work of volunteers with the Nanaimo Auxiliary to NRGH. The group recently donated $255,000 to the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation, money that will help purchase a telemetry unit for the ICU and also support the palliative unit. A telemetry unit allows patients to wear a monitor that sends vital sign information via electronic signal, enabling greater mobility and comfort. The auxiliary has more than 225 volunteers working in a

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Friday ◆ SPAGHETTI SUPPER, hosted by Trinity United Church, 6234 Spartan Rd. Adults $10, youth $5. Begins at 5 p.m. ◆ TRINITY UNITED Church hosts the Retired Victoria Police Chorus beginning at 7 p.m. at 6234 Spartan Rd. Tickets $10 at 250-390-2513 or 250390-0500.

Saturday ◆ HUB CITY Stamp Club hosts a stamp show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Brechin United Church, 1998 Estevan Rd. Sales and displays, free admission. For details phone 250245-8186. ◆ BASTION CITY Wanderers Volkssport Club hosts a six- or 10-km Ladysmith. Registration at 9:45 a.m. in the upper Cornation parking lot near Ricky’s Restaurant and the walk starts at 10 a.m. For more information call 250-756-9796. ◆ CENTRAL VANCOUVER Island Orchid Society hosts its regular meeting at noon at the Harewood Activity Centre, 195 Fourth Street, on the second floor. Program and sales, guests welcome. ◆ CENTRAL VANCOUVER Island Multicultural Society hosts

Youth Against Hate: Stand Up, Speak Out, an opportunity for youth to speak out about concerns related to discrimination. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Beban Park Social Complex. RSVP at 250753-6911 ext. 102. ◆ JONANCO COLWELL Centre hosts a craft show and sale to benefit its non-profit club. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2745 White Rapids Rd. at Nanaimo River Road. Free admission, bake sale and raffle.

Sunday ◆ EVERYBODYSINGS CHOIR hosts Sing For Joy, 2:30 p.m. at St. Philip’s Anglican Church in Lantzville. Admission by donation to support scholarship fund. ◆ JONANCO COLWELL Centre hosts a craft show and sale to benefit its non-profit club. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2745 White Rapids Rd. at Nanaimo River Road. Free admission, bake sale and raffle.

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Monday ◆ CANADIAN FEDERATION of University Women - Nanaimo hosts its monthly meeting, featuring a presentation by Hilde Schlosar titled Challenges Facing Immigrant and Refugee Women. 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 4235 Departure Bay Rd.

Tuesday ◆ SPRING CLEAN Your Closets. Alison Roberts, author of Clutter’s Dirty Secret, hosts a declutter workshop and dessert bar in support of CHLY from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Pacific Co-housing, 347 Seventh St. $25 registration fee. For details e-mail alison@ cluttersdirtysecret. com.

◆ NANAIMO FAMILY Life Association hosts its effective communication workshop from 6-9:30 p.m. at 1070 Townsite Rd. To register phone 250-7543331 ext. 716. ◆ NANAIMO FAMILY Life Association hosts its creating change workshop from 12:30-3 p.m. at 1070 Townsite Rd. Phone 250-7543331 ext. 716 to register.

Ongoing ◆ ENNEAGRAM DISCUSSION group, encouraging interested people to discover your type and grow with it, takes place weekly. For time and location, phone 250-390-3039 between 6-10 p.m. ◆ MORRELL NATURE Sanctuary is looking for volunteers inter-

◆ WALK IN WEDNESDAY family issues drop in program. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, open to everyone. Side door, Nanaimo Men’s Resource Centre, 418D Fitzwilliam St. 250-716-1551 or e-mail info@nanaimomen.com.

Improve communication and leadership skills at 5070 Uplands Dr. at Turner-Investors Group. Call 250-7414264 for more information. ◆ NANAIMO BUDDHIST Group meets Saturdays 10-11:30 a.m. 587 Seventh St.,

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All individuals listed must be presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

1-800-222-8477 Alexander MICKEY

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Is Wanted for Assault x3 Sec 266 CC

•Weight: 106 lbs. •Height: 5’1” •DOB: Aug. 31st, 1986

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•Weight: 177 lbs. •Height: 6’0” •DOB: May 6th, 1987

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THESE CRIMES Attacks on females remained unsolved Two attacks on females in the past three weeks remain unsolved and the Nanaimo RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in solving them. The first incident occurred March 27, and the most recent, on April 9. Both females involved r e c e ive d i n j u r i e s , however, there is no link between the two attacks. On March 27 at 3:15 a.m., a 19-year-old female was walking to work along Highland Boulevard when she was approached by a short, First Nations male. Without provocation, the suspect punched the victim in the face and demanded she turn over her “valuables”. She gave him her Nintendo Game Boy and a gift card from the Future Shop/Best Buy.

The male ran across the Island Highway in a westerly direction. The suspect is approximately 5’3” tall with a slim build, and was wearing dark clothing. The most noticeable feature about him was his pocked marked face. The most recent incident took place on April 9 at 10:45 p.m. A 79-yearold female was walking along Selby Street after a night out at Bingo on Dunsmuir Street when a male ran up behind her and tried to take her purse. The female held on and the male gave up and then ran away. Unfortunately during the ordeal, the female fell and injured herself. The suspect was last seen running down Albert Street. He is described as tall and slim, and was wearing dark clothing.

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arts Harrison James and Sophia Lee star in Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Svengali. The production takes the Port Theatre stage Monday and Tuesday (April 23-24).

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Ballerina Sophia Lee performs her first lead role in the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s production of Svengali at the Port Theatre BY MELISSA FRYER THE NEWS BULLETIN

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eorge du Maurier’s story Trilby spawned a new entry in the English lexicon to describe the relationship between an oppressive director and a (usually) female protege. Royal Winnipeg Ballet takes the story of Svengali out of the music hall and puts it into their world of ballet. Sophia Lee, member of the company’s corps de ballet, catches Svengali’s attention as he tries to break out of the repressive atmosphere of his mother’s ballet studio. “He fantasizes about controlling women by hypnotizing them,” Lee said. “In the first act, I’m his first victim.” He targets her to test out his hypnotic skills, forcing the dancer to burn her feet on the stove, before he moves on to Trilby, taking the mediocre dancer and making her a star. In the end, Trilby is left with a choice to continue to follow Svengali. “It can be a little bit depressing,” Lee said. “It has a lot of different themes and dance moves. ◆ See ‘DANCER’ /20

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Author Susan Juby’s novel, The Woefield Poultry Collective, was shortlisted for the SteP phen Leacock Medal for Humour. The winner of the prize will be announced April 26. “Being nominated for a Leacock is a tremendous honour because so many of my literary heroes have been Leacock winners and I’m proud to be associated with our fine tradition of funny Canadian writers,” Juby said. Juby has been teaching creative writing at Vancouver Island University for more than three years. Her next course, Introduction to Creative Nonfiction (CREW 202), will be offered next fall. The Woefield Poultry Collective is Juby’s first book for adult readers. Her highly successful Alice MacLeod series, set in Smithers, B.C., was written for young adults. Alice, I Think was turned into a TV series. Juby’s new novel, Bright’s Light, will be released by HarperCollins in August.

Dancer progressed from school to pro ◆ From /19 “The ballet moves along really fast.” The most challenging aspect of the role – Lee’s first lead since joining the company last summer – was not the choreography but rather the acting required. For this, she was schooled by Tara Birtwhistle, who retired as a principal dancer with the royal company. Lee was born in Korea, beginning ballet at age six before moving with her family to Vancouver around Grade 5. L e e a l s o p l aye d piano, but being sidelined by injury made ◆ SVENGALI by Royal her realize how much Winnipeg Ballet at she loved dance. the Port Theatre “That’s what my April 23-24 at 7:30 mom and my grandma p.m. Tickets $52; wanted me to do,” $48/members; she said. “I ended up $15/students. Call choosing ballet.” 250-754-8550. Lee graduated last year from the company’s professional ballet school, joining the company immediately. “For me, it was a really easy transition,” she said. At the conclusion of the season, Lee joins Q Dance, a small company founded by choreographer Peter Quanz with strong ties to the Royal. The Royal Winnipeg Ballet aims to share dance with others by creating, teaching and performing a high level of dance technique. Lee and the rest of the touring company performs in Svengali at the Port Theatre Monday and Tuesday (April 23-24), 7:30 p.m. Tickets $52; $48/members; $15/students. Please call 250-7548550 or visit www.porttheatre.com.

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Artwork from Vancouver Island University students goes on display to the public this week. Progressions is an annual, end-of-year event featuring the best work from students in the visual arts, graphic design and interior design and allows the opportunity to recognize the achievements of students from each department. Paintings, photography and printmaking from upper level visual art students will be featured in the campus location of the Nanaimo Art Gallery. The finest from graphic design students in years 1-3, including design, typography, illustration and photography, will be featured in the hallways and classrooms on the second floor of the art and design building (325), while work from interior design students, including elegant floor plans and unique business and room designs, will be featured in the lobby of the Malaspina Theatre. Work from students in all programs will be exhibited throughout the art and design building. The work will be on display from April 20 to May 5. An awards ceremony is set for Friday (April 20), 7 p.m., at the Malaspina Theatre, followed by refreshments in the art and design building. For more information, please e-mail Pamela Speight at pamela.speight@viu.ca.

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fter VIBI Mariners batting practice, players have to go gather any baseballs they might have hit out of Serauxmen Stadium. “Go collect your souvenirs,” said Jordan Blundell, club manager, to freshman Cody Andreychuk on Tuesday. “How many were there?” asked the slugger. “As if you didn’t keep track,” Blundell replied. In truth, it’s getting harder to keep count of Andreychuk’s home runs these days. The Vancouver Island Baseball Institute third baseman swatted three homers in four games last weekend in Kamloops and is now tied for the league lead in the Canadian College Baseball Conference with four dingers. “I have a pitch,” Andreychuk said. “If they’re going to throw it inside I’m going to definitely try to hit it over the fence.” Home runs turn

heads, but Andreychuk is also hitting .385 this season, second best in the league, and his 11 extra-base hits are tops in the CCBC. “We’ve worked with him since Day 1 in the fall about his balance and how his bat gets into the hitting zone and he’s really taken that to heart and worked hard and has made adjustments,” Blundell said. Andreychuk explained that he’s added structure to his swing. He can now adapt it better to curveballs and changeups, which is useful since pitchers around the league are becoming hesitant to throw him fastballs. “I’m just seeing the ball a lot better right now, getting the ball in front and spraying it to all fields,” he said. Andreychuk’s success at the college level is coming quicker than he might have expected. As a freshman he wasn’t sure how much playing time he would get, but he got the job at third base partly because of an injury to a teammate.

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Vancouver Island Baseball Institute Mariners player Cody Andreychuk watches the flight of a baseball during batting practice Tuesday at Serauxmen Stadium.

“I got the opportunity to play and just made everything that I could out of it,” he said. Off-season work improved his speed and agility, he said, which has helped him transition from the first base position he played most of his premier-league career.

He’s handled that move across the infield, he’s handled the jump from high school baseball to college ball, and pretty soon he’ll be thinking about what’s next in his playing career. U.S. colleges, it seems, like home runs, too. “There’s definitely

options on the table. It’s all kind of happened really fast because it’s a short season. I haven’t really thought too much about it it; I’ve just been busy with finals, with school,” Andreychuk said. “But it’s definitely opening doors that weren’t there before.”

The final home games of the season shape up as good old-fashioned baseball. Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Baseball Institute Mariners host the Okanagan Coyotes this Saturday and Sunday (April 21-22) for a four-game series at Serauxmen Stadium. VIBI manager Jordan Blundell said series baseball helps him learn about each of his individual players as he sees their approach facing the same team, over and over. He said it takes a bit of time to settle into the first game, and then the adjustments begin. “And then it’s a chess match and a battle between the programs and hopefully we’re ready to take on that challenge,” he said. Fans at the ballpark will see a vastly different VIBI team than they saw earlier in the spring. After some frustrating early season losses, the Mariners’ bats have heated up and sparked a turnaround. “We’re definitely having a lot more fun and guys seem to be enjoying the game a lot more now,” said Cody Andreychuk, VIBI third baseman.

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This ain’t the ballet, that’s for sure. Usually ar ts and entertainment take centre stage at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre but next week the venue hosts something a little different. B at t l e f i e l d F i g h t League will hold a 10-match mixed martial arts card there April 27. Battlefield MMA held two events in Nanaimo last year, both at Frank Crane Arena. “We just weren’ t abl e t o g e t g o o d , clean production for television,� said Jay Golshani, Battlefield promoter. “In Vancouver we were at the Vogue Theatre [and] the River Rock, which are very similar to the Port Theatre. So we are just trying it out to

see if it improves our production and gives us a better feel.â€? F loor seats will take the Port’s capacity close to 1,000, Golshani said. “I think it’s going to be louder in there. I think it’s going to be a better fit for us.â€? John Punt, Nanaimo Impact MMA trainer, will have two of his athletes fighting on the card, Nick Hinchliffe and Eli Wyse. Punt said he’s excited about being part of an MMA event at the Port Theatre. “We’ve fought in similar venues throughout the years‌â€? he said. “Those type of small venues, I think it ends up being a better show for the fans. Visually it’s better.â€? F I G H T FA C T S ‌ Hinchliffe will face Bastien Huveneers in the main event. Wyse takes on Morg an Bentley. The semimain event is Marcus Aurelio versus Matt D w ye r. Fo r t i cke t i n fo r m at i o n , v i s i t www.bfltix.com.

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Nanaimo and Lantzville have some of the best bounceball players in the whole world. That’s because the sport, invented by Aspengrove School teacher Claude Therrien, still isn’t too well known outside its neighbourhood. But for those who get to play bounceball, it’s fast, fun and unique. Four teams play at once, trying to throw the ball to an area of the gym floor where the opposing team won’t be able to catch the ball in fewer than two bounces. There are continual line changes that have players running on and off the gym

floor all game long. The best and fastest players tend to be the ones to catch the ball, but everyone gets a chance to throw. Grade 4 students at Aspengrove School and Hammond Bay Elementary School played a tournament Tuesday at the Aspengrove gym. Every year Therrien seeks to spread the game to other schools, and sometimes he makes presentations at conferences. The interaction and co-operation between players, he said, are some of the benefits of bounceball. “The sporting spirit is really a big part of the game,” said Therrien. “The idea is everyone is a winner, we all win. As long as you participate, you exercise and you become healthy and you make more friendships, everyone’s a winner.” sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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Bounceball teammates including Matthew Brown and Emily Winter of Hammond Bay Elementary School get ready to throw the ball during a tournament Tuesday afternoon at the Aspengrove School gym.

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Friday, April 27 from 8:30 – 4:30, North Island College, Courtenay, Stan Hagen Theatre A conference for professionals and volunteers in education, youth, seniors and other social services, victims services, restorative justice, faith communities, and the general public. No conference fee, but registration required – forms and further information available from the Community Justice Centre at www.CJC-ComoxValley.com, click on Conference and Training opportunities.


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“I need a nap,” she joked on the ferry ride back home Sunday night, and judging from what she’s been up to, who could blame her? Nanoose Bay wheelchair racer extraordinaire Michelle Stilwell is back from an “awesome” run Sunday at the Vancouver Sun Run, where she finished first. The starting stretch, a slight downhill grade on Georgia Street, made for a fast start. “I hit 43.8 kilometres an hour,” Stilwell said. “I was like wooooah.” It was supposed to be a training run, more like a jog in runners’ terms, she said, “but once you start racing…” Last month Stilwell was called up to the podium in absentia at the Sport B.C. awards in Richmond where she won the athlete with a disability category for the third time. “It’s nice to be recognized but it’s definitely not why I do it,” she said. “I’m still a Paralympic athlete fighting to be seen as an athlete first, not as a person with a disability that competes in a sport.” In between her training for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, Stilwell takes time for public speaking, such as the Canadian Ringette Championships in Vancouver earlier this month. Most of the 800 peo-

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The all-new Rio sedan and Rio 5-Door hatchback bear little resemblance to their predecessors. The sheetmetal on the Rio and Rio 5-Door hatchback is now much more pleasing, especially the slinkier hatch edition that features its own grille, bumper and, of course, rear deck. The dashboard layout is also attractively shaped, clearly presented and, due to a reduction of hard plastic surfaces, is far richer looking than in past Rios. The air conditioning, rear-window heat and ventilation toggle switches are a particularly nice touch. The new standard 1.6-litre four-cylinder produces 138 horsepower and 123 poundfeet of torque, a gain of 28 horses and 16 pound-feet of torque, compared to the outgoing 1.6, which is significant on a 1,100-kilogram vehicle. The lighter (by 13 kilograms) engine is connected to a sixspeed manual transmission, or optional six-speed automatic. The engine is available with what Kia calls Idle Stop and Go (ISG). This optional automatic-transmission-only feature shuts off the engine after the Rio comes to a complete stop,

Only a year into the Sorento’s new lease on life as an urbanized big wagon, Kia is making some significant changes to broaden its appeal. It remains a stylish, comfortable machine that takes its highway-cruising role seriously, regardless of weather or road status. The 2012 edition, available in front- or all-wheel-drive, also offers a split-folding third-row-seating option for folks needing to transport up to seven passengers. Buyers can choose between a new base 191-horsepower direct-injection version of the four-banger (replacing the previous 175-horsepower I4) and an optional 276-horsepower 3.5-litre V6. All three are closely matched in terms of fuel economy, although the new direct-injection engine does hit 9.5 l/100 km on the highway. A six-speed automatic is now the sole transmission available, while allwheel-drive is available with either engine. Standard features include air conditioning, tilt and telescopic steering column and steering-wheelaudio controls. Along with the automatic transmission,

Type: Four-door sedan/hatchback Base engine (hp): 1.6-litre DOHC I4 (138) Layout: Front-engine, front-wheel-drive Transmission: Six-speed manual; sixspeed automatic (opt.) l/100 km (city/hwy): 6.6/4.9 (AT) Safety: Front airbags; side-impact airbags; side-curtain airbags; anti-lock brakes; traction control; stability control Weight (kg): 1,100 then instantly fires it up again once the brake pedal is released. The ISG is part of an optional Eco Dynamics Package that includes a special alternator that disengages under high engine load for reduced power loss and improved fuel economy.

Type: Four-door sedan Base engine (hp): 2.4-litre DOHC I4 (200) Optional engines (hp): 2.0-litre DOHC I4, turbocharged (274); 2.4-litre DOHC I4 with electric assist (206, hybrid) Layout: Front-engine, front-wheel-drive Transmissions: Six-speed manual (2.4 only); six-speed automatic (opt.) l/100 km (city/hwy): 8.7/5.7 (2.4, MT) Safety: Front airbags; side-impact airbags; side-curtain airbags; anti-lock brakes; brake assist; hill assist control; traction control; stability control Weight (kg): 1,450 The Hybrid can travel at speeds up to 100 km-h without the gas engine assisting.

Type: Four-door tall wagon Base engine (hp): 2.4-litre DOHC I4 (191) Optional engine (hp): 3.5-litre DOHC V6 (276) Layout: Front-engine, front- /four-wheeldrive Transmissions: Six-speed automatic l/100 km (city/hwy): 9.5/6.2 (2.4, FWD) Safety: Front airbags; side-impact airbags; side-curtain airbags; anti-lock brakes; stability control Weight (kg): 1,720 the LX includes a few extra touches, including a new antibacterial and antistain seat treatment.

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PLEASE READ THE FINE PRINT: *2012 RAV4 Base 4wd Automatic BF4DVP(A) MSRP is $29,260 and includes $1,760 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. Lease example: 2.9% Lease APR for 48 months. Monthly payment is $309 with $2,768 down payment. Total Lease obligation is $17,600. Lease 48 mos. based on 80,000 km, excess km charge is $.10. Applicable taxes are extra. **2012 Tundra 4x4 Crewmax 5.7L Platinum edition Automatic HY5F1T(BM) MSRP is $53,950 and includes $1,760 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. Lease example: 2.9% Lease APR for 48 months. Monthly payment is $559 with $8,599 down payment. Total Lease obligation is $35,431. Lease 48 mos. based on 80,000 km, excess km charge is $.10. Applicable taxes are extra. ***2012 Prius v ZN3EUP(A) MSRP is $28,890 and includes $1,665 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. Lease example: 2.9% Lease APR for 48 months. Monthly payment is $298 with $3,288 down payment. Total Lease obligation is $18,552. Lease 48 mos. based on 80,000 km, excess km charge is $.10. Applicable taxes are extra. Down payment, first monthly payment and security deposit plus HST on first payment and full down payment are due at lease inception. A security deposit is not required on approval of credit. Offers valid until April 30, 2012. See toyota.ca for complete details on all cash back offers. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between Toyota prices, rates and/or other information contained on toyotabc.ca and that contained on toyota.ca, the latter shall prevail. Errors and omissions excepted. †0% finance for 36 months, upon credit approval, available on 2012 Corolla, Matrix, RAV4 and Venza. ††Up to $6000 Cash Back available on 2012 Tundra Crewmax with $2000 in Stackable Cash and $4000 in Non-stackable cash. Up to $3000 Cash back on RAV4 with $1000 in Stackable Cash and $2000 in Non-stackable cash. Non-stackable cash back offers may not be combined with Toyota Financial Services lease or finance rates. Vehicle must be purchased, registered and delivered by April 30, 2012. See toyota.ca for complete details on all cash back offers. ‡Informational APR: RAV4 5.83% / Tundra 6.63%. Your rate on Tundra and RAV4 will be 2.9%. Government regulation provides that the Informational APR includes the cash customer incentive which is only available to customers who do not purchase finance/lease through Toyota Financial Services at a special rate, as a cost of borrowing. If you would like to lease or finance at standard TFS rates (not special rates), then you may be able to take advantage of Cash Customer Incentives. Visit your Toyota BC Dealer or www.toyotabc.ca for more details. Some conditions apply; offers are time limited and may change without notice. Dealer may lease/sell for less.

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Coin collectors on buying tour The penny might be on its way out, but other coins are still holding their value. The Inter national Coin Collectors global tour makes a stop in Nanaimo next week (April 25-29) at the Ramada Nanaimo, 315 Rosehill St., to purchase coins, paper currency, gold and silver for collectors and dealers. “We hope to spend at least $250,000 while we are in town, purchasing people’s old coin collections, vintage bank notes and scrap gold and silver,” said Dennis Couts, ICC

spokesman. “It’s been all over the news – gold and silver are trading at record highs – and people everywhere are scrambling to cash in. “We buy a lot of class rings, mismatched earrings and broken necklaces. Just a small handful of gold can add up to hundreds of dollars very quickly.” Show hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 25-27, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28-29. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please go to www. internationalcoincollectors.com.

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A LOVELY BOUQUET to the lady standing in the lineup ahead of me at Wal-Mart who bought my items for me. Happiness belongs to those who always think of others. HUNDREDS OF WARM THANK YOUS to the kind staff at Woodgrove’s Mid Island Co-op gas station for helping me put gas in my car. Customer service like yours is so hard to find and definitely appreciated. A MARATHON OF CONGRATULATIONS to Chris who excelled in her marathon on April 1. Well done, Chris. We are more than proud of you. Love the A.B.D’s of the A.B.C.D.’s. A HUGE MEDAL OF THANKS to Bastion Trophies and Jacqueline’s help. The medal you made for our friend’s marathon surpassed our expectations. We will only come to Bastion Trophies, as you continue to excel and go above and beyond. A BOUQUET to Tony – the very best and most courteous employee at the Nicol Street McDonald’s. A BOUQUET OF HUGS AND THANKS to two nurses, each named Cathy, and two others who attended to me in the ER recently. Your kindness helped me through a stressful period. Remember, I told you to look in the bouquets. Also thanks to the paramedics, who reassured me. SPRING BOUQUETS to Kowality Printing. They printed our wedding invitations quickly and with amazing results. From a grateful bride.

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A HUGE BOUQUET OF FORGETME-NOTS to our wonderful little sister Deb for making us all individual family albums that put a lot of pieces of our lives together again. With love, T.L. and C. A BELATED THANK YOU BOUQUET to the best salesman at Woodgrove Chrysler – Kevin O’Byrne. We love our Jeep Patriot. Kevin gives great customer service. A HUGE BOUQUET OF THANKS to the person who found and returned my wallet and all of its contents recently. It is greatly appreciated. Honesty lives. THANKS from Morrell Sanctuary Society for Environmental Education to the following businesses for donating to our sixth annual Easter Scavenger Hunt: Superette Foods, Coastal Water Store, Costco and Country Grocer. We couldn’t have done it without your help. A BOUQUET OF HUGS to the wonderful staff at Applecross Veterinary Clinic, who made Mouse’s passing feel like we were surrounded by family. You made a difficult time a little bit easier with your hugs, support and kind words. MASSIVE ROOFTOP BOUQUETS for Matt at Atlas Truss for the outstanding job he has done planning the trusses and floors for a difficult project, for making revisions multiple times for us and for his calm, kind manner and professionalism when “the General” was panicking. We are also pleased to note that Atlas Truss is a significant contributor to one of our favourite charities – Haven Society.

Submit your Beef or Bouquet Beefs & Bouquets is a free forum to give thanks or express views on issues and events. The News Bulletin reserves the right to edit or refuse submissions. Length is limited to 40 words and two submissions per person per week. A winner will be selected at random to receive a floral bouquet from Turley’s Florist and Potting Shed. Mail or deliver to the News Bulletin, 777B Poplar St., Nanaimo, V9S 2H7 or e-mail to bulletinboard@nanaimobulletin.com. Fax to 250-753-0788.

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GRAZIE to Dino at La Famiglia restaurant for going the extra mile to prepare a special dinner for my son’s birthday. We were all wonderfully fed and feted. A GIGANTIC BOUQUET to all of Quentin’s friends who donated money in lieu of gifts for his seventh birthday party. He raised $200 and a big bag of assorted pet food for the SPCA. Way to go, little buddies. A LOVING BOUQUET to my family and B.C. Ferries friends, who were so supportive during my recent and unexpected illness. Also HUGE THANKS to the nurses at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for everything. You have all helped make a horrible experience bearable.

A HUGE BOUQUET to the ladies in the photo lab at Wal-Mart. You worked above and beyond my expectations to get a passport photo of my 18-month-old son.

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A BIG THANK YOU to Country Grocer for your continued support of Cinnabar Valley Elementary School throughout the year. Your donation of bottled water for our school’s earthquake preparedness kit is greatly appreciated. From the Cinnabar Valley Elementary School Parent Advisory Council. A BOUQUET to our Grade 7 students at Cinnabar Valley

A BUNDLE OF BEEFS to those who pull into an 80 km/h zone and never get above 60 km/h by the third light on the Old Island Highway. A BEEF F to the local painting company that decided our ‘less than $1,000 exterior job’ wasn’t worth the time. Hope business remains good because we won’t think of you when it comes time to paint the entire house. A GIANT BEEF F to B.C. teachers. You say you’re fighting for the students, but you’re hurting them and making their parents mad. During the strike you stopped keeping an eye on students and you didn’t provide parents with the information they need to help their children at home. You teachers are punishing the kids all because the government isn’t giving you what you want. A BEEF. It is so nice not hearing the train whistle much in the last few months. Honestly, I don’t look forward to passenger services starting up again next year.

Elementary School, who volunteer their time to provide child minding during PAC metings. Our children look forward to spending time with these students and this allows parents to attend the monthly PAC meetings. A BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET to Diana at Diana’s Garden Centre and Florist for all her helpful advice. A BEEF F to Nanaimo school district for introducing pay parking at Serauxmen Stadium, which targets Vancouver Island University students. Your actions do not help cash-strapped students. This is discrimination. A WHAT-ARE-THEY-THINKING BEEF F to Nanaimo city council. How will the new water treatment plant affect Colliery Dam Park? A BEEFY BLAST in the ears of the people who operate the PA system at Serauxmen Stadium. If we want to hear the music and learn who’s playing first, we residents who live nearby would attend the games. A BEEF F to teachers for withholding grades that our kids worked for and earned. Teachers are hired to teach our kids and grade them. Teachers do not own those marks – the kids and school district do. Give them their first-semester grades.

SHAME ON a local thrift shop. You had a price tag of 49 cents on one of those free magazines that are available at a supermarket checkout. A BIG BEEF F to a local store for terrible customer service. My engagement ring is dear to my heart, but this place gave it back to me damaged and I was told it wasn’t a big deal and that the store could fix it. It should have been given back to me undamaged the first time or the store should have given me a refund. WORN-OUT RUNNERS for the jogger complaining about people who allow their dogs to run up to joggers. If you don’t like dogs sniffing your crotch while you’re jogging, maybe you should shower or bathe more often. A BIG BEEF F to the truck driver who slowed down so that I could cross the road at a crosswalk. He waved me on, but his vehicle never fully stopped and his bumper came within inches of hitting me.

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LYNNE FINK April 4, 1939 February 20, 2012 It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Lynne Emma Fink, who lost her battle with cancer Feb. 20, 2012. She was an amazing, strong, selfless, caring woman, who touched so many lives as a mother, sister, gran, friend, neighbor and for all of us.... as an angel! You will remain in our hearts forever. May you continue your journey with peace. If you would like to help to continue Lynne’s unconditional passion for looking after her precious ferrets please donate to “Chase River Veterinary Hospital” (250-591-4050) c/o Lynne Fink.

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Dorothy May Flegel June 12, 1929 ~ April 12, 2012

Hugh passed away at home on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at the age of 87. Hugh was born in the Immaculata Hospital in Westlock Alberta on July 1, 1924, the eldest child of Hugh Edwin Ronald (Bob) and Margaret McBeth Robinson (Forbes). Hugh spent his boyhood years in Chisholm and Fawcett, Alberta. He is survived by his loving wife of over 60 years, Marguerite Lillian (Bell), and their six children: Donna Kathleen Brandle (Bob), Harold Forbes (Marianne), Gordon James (Debby), Eleanor Jane Carmichael (Rob), Robert Jeffrey and Charlotte Joan Louise; 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and also sisters, Helen Waller and Ruth Blake. Hugh served overseas in World War II with the Royal Canadian Navy Voluntary Reserve as a leading torpedo operator on the escort aircraft carrier HMCS Puncher. Following the war Hugh worked as an industrial electrician in Alberta and B.C. and was active as an IWA job steward and committee chair which lead to his election as a member of the Local 1-80 executive. Hugh retired as 1st vice president of the local union to work on the Apprenticeship Program and helped to write the new guidelines for the trades training and apprenticeship program in B.C. Dad was a man of integrity who was very proud of his family. He loved reading, quoting poetry, and always gave you his undivided attention. He delighted in children and the child in all of us. He loved working in his garden, which he enjoyed on his last day. The family thanks Dr. Cancade for his years of compassionate care and support, the health care community, CNIB, Veterans Affairs, Fr. Brian and St. Paul’s Church. A service will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 29 Church Street, Nanaimo on Saturday, April 21st, 2012 at 2 pm. Tea to follow in the church hall. God, Family and Compassion for all.



DIANE PETERS, DECEMBER 14, 1957 OF NANAIMO, BC It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Diane Peters on Friday April 13, 2012 at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Survived by her sister Gloria Peters and extended family. Diane will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. A service will be held at Sands Funeral home on Saturday, April 21 2012, at 1pm, 1 Newcastle Ave, Nanaimo, BC.



Predesceased by loving husband, Kenneth Richard Arthur Flegel. She is survived my her six children: Gail (Stan), Doug (Pauline), Bob, Patty (Phil), Sharon (Mark), Donna (Joe; 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Dot passed away peacefully at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Many thanks to the staff in I.C.U. for caring for our mother. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Elks & Royal Purple Fund for Children, #504271 Wellington Rd., Nanaimo, B.C., V9T 2H2.

Lucyy Whittam

L Lucy Patricia Whittam passed away peaceffully on April 14, 2012, at her home in Nanaimo, BC. We wish to celebrate the life N of a woman embodied with a passionate o spirit, a sense of optimism, loyalty and love, s a terrific sense of humour, and a soul full of joy, song and laughter. We saw this spirit of Lucy in her love, her compassion, and as L a loyal wife to her devoted husband of 60 years, Jack; we saw this spirit of Lucy as a y mother in her unwavering devotion and dedm ication to her three daughters: Catherine ((Kim) Brunt, Brenda (Pat) Whittam-Neary, and Leslie Anne (Brian) Whittam-Carlyle; a we saw this spirit of Lucy as Nana in her w rresolute and unremitting love to her grandchildren: Ryan, Sheldon, Seamus, Sinead, c Roisin and Siobhan; we saw this spirit of R Lucy in her dedication to her three sisters; L and we saw this spirit of Lucy in her devoa ttion and loyalty to her friends that she held so very dear to her heart. Her optimism, s passion and love of music will always be p cherished and remembered. Please join c us in sharing memories and celebrating u Lucy’s life on May 4th, promptly at 1:00 L p.m., at the Nanaimo Golf and Country p Club. C L Lucy was so very proud of her Celtic heritage: h May the road rise up to greet you, May the wind always be at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, And rains fall soft upon your fields, And when we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand ...and find you a good bridge partner!!

Samuel Bailey, of Lantzville, died Sunday, April 15, 2012. He was born in 1941 to Eleanor and Martin Bailey in Port Alberni and moved to Wellington as a child. He graduated from NDSS in 1959, and attended the Vocational Training School in Nanaimo. He was qualified as a heavy duty mechanic, automotive mechanic, and welder and held an Instructor’s diploma from UBC. S Sam worked k d att S. S Madill M dill Ltd Ltd. ffrom 1966 to 1977. He taught HD mechanics at Malaspina College / VIU from 1977 to 2001 and was passionate about instructing. He also taught overseas in industrial training projects in Indonesia and Thailand. Sam was an active member of the Vancouver Island old car community. Following his retirement from teaching, he established Centerline Appraisals and became a sought-after evaluator of collectible cars. Sam is most known for his passion for mid-sixties Mustangs. He loved to travel, whether on road trips across the U.S., winter holidays in Mexico, or working in Asia. His love of people translated into every culture. Sam was an avid golfer and spent many happy hours fishing and boating. He was a longtime member of Nanaimo Yacht Club. Sam and his wife Rhonda were married for 47 years and had a full life together. Her exceptional care and devotion were the defining experience of Sam’s final years. He was very close to his two brothers, James Bailey (Debbie) and Tom Bailey, of Victoria. Sam is also survived by two children and four grandchildren: Martin Bailey of Nanaimo (son), Brenda Bailey Gershkovitch (Eli) of Vancouver (daughter), Sam, Zachary, and Esme Stumborg of North Vancouver and Shael Fripp of Victoria (grandchildren). Sam was a beloved friend whose generosity and humour were natural manifestations of his warm and gregarious personality. A Scholarship has been established in Sam’s name. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Sam Bailey Memorial Trades Award. Cheques can be sent to the VIU Foundation, 114-59 Wharf St, Nanaimo, V9R 2X3. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Philips by the Sea in Lantzville on April 20th at 11 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life at Nanaimo Yacht Club at 1 p.m. Car Club friends are invited to bring their collectible cars, and a car rally in Sam’s honor will leave the church at 12:30pm.


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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING EVENTS

HELP WANTED

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

CLEANING POSITION. Nemo’s Cleaning is looking for a light duty cleaner to fill a future position. This will be a full time position, 40 hrs/week and will be filled around mid-June, early July 2012. Pay will be $13./hr. Apply with written resume and current records check where this is a bondable position. Send resume to Nemo’s Cleaning, 2235 Rosstown Rd., Nanaimo, B.C. V9T 3R4. Attn: Xuan Pham.

LOST AND FOUND FOUND: CAR keys, Lions Bridge at the waterfront. Call (250)816-6669 to identify. FOUND: CHAIR, on the freeway between Northfield Rd & Park and Drive on Sat, April. 7th. Call 250-753-4858. LOST: BULOVA watch (gold) with a gold lions head on the face, Wal-Mart (Nanaimo). 250-758-5461 Sentimental.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES EARN ADDITIONAL income from home, must have internet connection. Call Mary 250667-0707 OPERATE A Mini-Office Outlet working from your home computer. Free online training. Flexible hours. Great income. www.freedom-unlimited.info

HELP WANTED BARTENDERS & SERVERSexperienced, P/T or F/T. Please call 250-468-1735. BURGER KING Nanaimo is currently hiring Full-Time Food Counter Attendants. Mature candidates & students welcome to apply. Must be flexible and able to work various shifts incl. days, evenings, weekends and statutory holidays. Wages $10.60 per hour. Apply in person at 1150 Terminal Ave.

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DAVE LANDON FORD requires a licensed auto tech or skilled 2-4 yr apprentice to join our team. Industry wages and benefits package available. Please send resume to dlsales@telus.net. 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 FULL-TIME Personnel required for growing Landscape company. Must have experience in the industry, work well with others and posses a valid D.L. Horticultural training /diploma an asset. Email resume to: acerlandscaping@shaw.ca Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following job: Heavy Duty Mechanic. Details can be seen at http://hdlogging.com/ Fax resume to 250-287-9259 WANTED! Certified Group Fitness Trainer, charismatic, energetic, punctual, and fun. Up to $30/hr to start. Opportunity for full time hours and management. Experience an asset. Apply to join our winning team today! Fax resume to 250-591-8877

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WANTED: Servers, bartenders, barrista’s & cooks @ Telegraph Cove Resorts Ltd. Send resume to Box 1, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0. Fax: 250-928-3105 or email: tcrltd@island.net. Attn: Taso.

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WANTED: Servers, bartenders, barrista’s & cooks @ Telegraph Cove Resorts Ltd. Send resume to Box 1, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0. Fax: 250-928-3105 or email: tcrltd@island.net. Attn: Taso.

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DE SILVA, Joyce Rita Born in Sri Lanka in 1930. Passed away peacefully in the presence of her family at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on April 15th 2012.

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OFFICE ASSISTANT Oral Surgeon’s office has immediate opening for permanent, part time Office Assistant. Upon a successful 3 month full time training period you will assume a 3:00-7:00pm, Monday to Friday shift. Flexibility to cover holiday and sick days also a requirement. Training will include all aspects of receptionist duties; however, part time position will not be for receptionist position with the exception of relief periods. This is a very demanding post that requires excellent organizational skills, exceptional telephone etiquette, rapid and accurate data entry, and strong self-motivation with ability to work unsupervised. Preference given to applicants with experience. E-mail resume by April 20, 2012 to: kcormons@islandoms.ca

TELUS - Sales Rep (Rutherford & Country Club Mall) Open Connection is looking for PT and FT sales representatives for our Nanaimo locations. do you have experience and proven results in a customer service position? Do you have wireless experience? Worked for TELUS before? We are looking for you. Position overview As a sales professional, you are the primary contact for the client, representing Open Connection and TELUS. You are responsible for inbound sales, fostering ongoing relationships with new customers, as well as proactively contacting existing customers to drive them back to our location. You will be selling wireless, internet and TV products to customers as well as positioning the suite of services Open Connection and TELUS offers. We are looking for self motivated, leaders who are looking for their next career move. Think you have what it takes? Go to jobs. j openconnection.com p to apply. Pay = Base + Commission DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

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Joyce is pre deceased by her parents, Brother Earle and her Son In Law Trevor Halliday. Joyce is survived by her Husband Reginald; Son Lalith; Daughters: Swedini Halliday, Kiyanthi Moser and her Husband Steven; Grand Daughter Cherina Moser; Grand Sons: Sean and Aaron De Silva; One Sister, Iranganie in Sri Lanka and several Nieces and Nephews.

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Prayers will be offered for Joyce on Friday, April 20th 2012 at 11:00 am, followed by a Funeral Mass on Saturday April 21st 2012 at 1.00 pm. Prayers and Funeral Mass will be held at Trinity Catholic Church, 6234 Spartan Road, Nanaimo. Private family cremation.

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

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OVERSIZED LIMITED double Cremation Plot, at Forest Walk in Cedar Valley, valued at $1170, asking $900 firm. Call 250-756-1350.

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD

SALES

HEALTH PRODUCTS

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

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Manager: We are looking for a dynamic and creative team member with extensive skills to create new markets and opportunities for the sale of new products and services. Check out our website for a full job description and how to apply for this challenging role: http://www.ethoscmg.com/opportunities.html

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MEDICAL/DENTAL Lodge on the 4th, Ladysmith, BC 1 Registered Nurse needed for Geriatric care; completion of High sch & College/CEGEP/Vocational or technicalTraining; RN Licensure by the province; 1-2 yrs of RN exp; $30.79/hr full time; email resume: spencer.atkinson@ lodgeon4th.ca Sterling at Lodge on the 4th, Ladysmith, BC 1 Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) needed for Geriatric care; completion of High sch & College/CEGEP/Vocational or technical. Training; LPN Licensure by the province; 1-2 yrs of LPN exp; $21.00/hr full time; email resume: sterlingadmin.sterling@ lodgeon4th.ca

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

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VOLUNTEERS JT FLAIR in Country Club Mall is looking for Hair Models for education purposes. Haircuts are free; 50% off colors. Please see Michele or Tony.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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

HEALING ARTS FITNESS TRAINER Massage Private studio downtown. Richard 250-668-3714

ELECTRICAL

HEALTH PRODUCTS

MEDICAL/DENTAL

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COMPUTER PRO $30 service call for home or office. Mobile Certified Technician. Senior’s Discounts. 250-802-1187. U-NEED-A-NERD Friendly onsite professional computer, website and design services. Jason is BACK! 250-585-8160 or visit: jasonseale.com

PERSONAL SERVICES

MEDICAL/DENTAL

HANDYPERSONS

COMPUTER SERVICES

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CDA- 30 + years experience. Available full/part time. Call Cathy at 250-754-0992. Email: cktoth62@gmail.com

SHAKLEE NON-TOXIC, natural source cleaning products. Safe for you, your home and the planet since 1960. 100% guaranteed! 250-714-1827. www.dlk.myshaklee.com

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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WORK WANTED

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MR. SPARKLE CLEANING SERVICES “Since 1992” Roof Demossing, Vinyl Siding, Gutter & Window Cleaning

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

GARDENING

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

Are you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others and be part of a company that values its employees? Cerwydden Care Centre in Duncan, BC is currently recruiting self-motivated Registered Nurses for full-time, part-time and casual work. Our focus is a Resident-centered model of care where we treat each person as an individual with unique emotional, spiritual, and physical needs. The Registered Nurse works independently and collaboratively with members of the multidisciplinary team; including the Program Manager, Site Leader and community partners. Requirements: • Current practicing Registration with the College of Registered Nurses’ of British Columbia (CRNBC), • Strong oral and written communication skills If you are looking to join a dynamic team with competitive wages and benefit package, with ongoing learning opportunities, please apply online at our website www. advocarehealth.com or fax to 250-861-3112 attn: HR Manager.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

TUITION-FREE TRAINING in Nanaimo Employment Skills Access Program

CRIMINAL RECORD?

CLOCK/WATCH/JEWELLERY REPAIRS

CLOCK & WATCH REPAIRS 3rd generation watch maker. Antique & grandfather clock specialist. (250)618-2962.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

FREE QUOTES, Large Truck: Rubbish Removal, yard waste etc. Same day service, starting $40 & up/load + disposal fees. Moving, deliveries. Jason, 250-668-6851. JUNK TO THE DUMP. Jobs Big or small, I haul it all! I recycle & donate any useable items to local charities. Call Sean, 250-741-1159.

QUALITY YARD CARE Clean-up, lawn & garden maintenance, hedge trimming. Free Estimates. Licenced. (250)616-4286, (250)751-1517 VIRDIGRIS GARDENING: Maintenance, Renovation & New Design, and Consultations. Call Guy 250-740-2505 or see http://www. virdigrisgardening.com

ACORN HOME SERVICES Home improvements. Repairs. Doors/windows. Custom made arbors, decks, sunrooms, awnings, fences & lots more! Garry, 250-591-7474. www.acornhomeservices.ca

BRYAN GRIFFIN CONSTRUCTION Home & Bath Reno’s, Doors & Windows, Vinyl Siding & Soffits, and more. Insured. Free Estimates. 250-390-2601 FINISHING, SIDING, Framing & Renovations by Journeyman With 25 yrs exp. 250 924 5436

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LANDSCAPING DEMELO LANDSCAPING

See your dreams become reality! Tony 250-741-6646 www.westcoastfountains.ca

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.

250-740-0115 www.discoverycommunitycollege.com

UNDER $200 JACK La LANNES Juicer. Fruit or vegetable, $150 obo Call (250)585-3337.

FREE ITEMS FREE SOIL additive Pearlight 2000, 3 bags. 2 bags Lava rocks 14” round balls. (250)591-4949.

FRIENDLY FRANK 2 GRACO CARSEATS (20-80lbs) exc shape $85 each or obo. 250-619-5629 BEER FRIDGE- black, $25. (250)591-4949. COMPUTER DESK, glass & metal, with executive mesh & SS chair $75. (250)754-3705 FRIGIDAIRE FRIDGE- white & clean, good working order, $90 obo. (250)751-5257. NEW CHAIN link fencing, 6’H, approx 50’, with some shorter pieces. $65. (250)390-2786 RADIOFLYER WAGON for 2 very exc cond $50 619-5629

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

BLUE OX Home Services. Expert Handyman & Renovation Services: plumbing, electrical, carpentry, drywall, tiling, painting, lawn & garden. Refs avail. Insured. 250-713-4409.

LEGAL SERVICES

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

HAULING AND SALVAGE

ALL MANNER Home Repairs, New Construction, Reno’s, Framing, Sheds, Decks, Fencing. Great rates & Refs. Call Derrick (250)816-8646

HAIRSTYLIST on WHEELS. Seniors - men & women; I visit your home. Lil (250)585-6935.

Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

OLD FASHIONED HANDYMAN Drywall, tile, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting. Quality work. No HST. Reasonable prices. 250-616-9095.

AGILE HOME REPAIR & Improvement. Fully insured, interior/exterior repairs and upgrades. Ian 250-714-8800.

HAIRSTYLISTS

REGISTERED NURSES

ALL REPAIRS in Tiling, Drywall, Painting, Plumbing and Carpentry. Free estimates. Call 250-245-0388.

Expanding or Renovating your home/bathroom/ kitchen/basement? Roofing & finish carpentry also available. No job too small. Free estimates. Guaranteed/Insured

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

RED DEVIL propane portable BBQ with accessories, used twice, $55 obo. 250-729-7146.

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

Small Island Painting

Interior ~ Exterior FREE ESTIMATES. (250) 667-1189

PLUMBING RETIRED PLUMBER Journeyman. Repairs & renovations. Call (250)390-1982.

RUBBISH REMOVAL MAKE ROOM FOR SPRING! 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Will remove & recycle your unwanted items responsibly. Call us or book online & save!

PETS PET CARE SERVICES CAT SITTING - NO CAGES. I will care for your much loved cat(s) in my home. They get their own room with a home setting. Min. 7-day or long term stay. Limited space, book ahead! (250)740-5554

TRADES, TECHNICAL

SEWING CABINET & chair, 28” L, 17.5” W, 31” H, $40. Call (250)753-4130. SOFA BED- excellent condition, $65. Call (250)729-9951. WHEELED SUITCASE, black. As new. 20”, fully expandable, pull up handle and zippered pockets. $20 250-753-0253.

FUEL/FIREWOOD COASTAL MOUNTAIN FIREWOOD & Logging. Stock up now! *Clearing. *Downed trees. *Wood Spiting Services Call 250-468-9660. 1-866-768-8886 (Nanoose). 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.

FURNITURE BRAND NEW LUXURY Queen size pillow top Mattress set in original pkg. leftover from large hotel order, 800 coils. Compare at $1199 - Liquidation $490. Eleven available. King Sets $705. Delivery available. Text or call 1(250)334-7527 to reserve set or email: northisland@themattressguy.ca

TRADES, TECHNICAL

Maintenance Worker Seniors Care Qualicum Beach

The Gardens at Qualicum Beach has an immediate need for an experienced and motivated PART TIME Maintenance Worker. The successful candidate will be responsible for regular maintenance repairs, building improvements, environmental issues and fire and life safety. You will have a proven knowledge of plumbing, carpentry, commercial painting, gardening, electrical and HVAC. You will also have a good working knowledge of computers and be able to organize a schedule of maintenance. A positive attitude and a commitment to customer service are key. Please submit your resume IMMEDIATELY, in the strictest confi dence, via our website at: www.retirementconcepts.com/careers Retirement Concepts is an equal opportunity employer.


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Thursday, April 19, 2012

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

GARAGE SALES

APARTMENT/CONDO

MOBILE HOMES & PADS

SUITES, LOWER

5852 SHADOW Mtn Rd (off Turner near Hammond Bay). Moving Sale - April 21, 22, 9am -2pm. kitchenware, garden tools, furniture and more.

1187 SEAFIELD- 2 bdrms, $825. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

J.POT 2B/R Mobile home with added 8x16 extra room $850/m+utilities 250-758-6313

SOUTH NANAIMO (Lake front), not on bus route, lower level 1 bdrm suite. Private entrance. All utilities included, in suite washer & dryer. N/S, N/P. Avail immed. $750/mo. Call (250)754-8728.

Bayview FUN FAIR Fundraiser. Table rentals for garage sale items. May 10, 2-7pm. 250-754-3231. BRANNEN LAKE: Sat, April 21st, 8:30-12:00 Lots of great kids/adult books, home decor, dishes, wicker rocking chair. 5879 Red Wing Crescent. DIVERS LAKE Moving Sale! 136 Chantrells Pl from 9am1pm Sat. Apr 21. Large variety of everything for everybody. DOVER BAY 5990 Tweedsmuir Cres 9am-12pm Sat. Apr 21. Mostly hsehld items! GARAGE Sale April 21st, 8:00 am till noon. My kids and husband are starting to call me a hoarder....I consider myself more of an accumulator! So let’s call this an Accumulation Sale! Everything that is no longer being used and taking up space is going and priced to sell. A great entertainment centre, kids pool, a few upcycled items, unique items, household items, toys, and even a backyard chicken coop with all the extras! Follow the bright pink signs off Bowen and Meredith, (2118 Lang Cres.) Don’t miss it! MOVING Sale Saturday April 21st 9:00 am to noon. Drafting table, exercise equip, telescope, tools, ladder, household furnishings, etc. 511 Otter Place in Long Lake Heights.

NANAIMO- 5431 Alta Vista Drive, Sat, Apr 21, 9am-1pm. Tools, puzzles, variety of household items, quality cedar planters, bird feeders, privacy screens. N. NANAIMO, 6311 Garside Rd., Sat, April. 21st, 8:30am-1:30pm. 5 Multi Family Sale. Furniture, piano, riding lawnmower, exercise bike, many new books, clothes, plants, toys, household goods, saddle and gear. Many more items priced to sell. N. NANAIMO Estate Sale: Sat, April 21, 8am. 3945 Hammond Bay Rd. W/D, buffet hutch, sofa, chair, beds, etc. PIPER’S LAGOON: 3685 Lagoon Rd., Sat., Apr. 21, 8am. Collectable’s, antiques etc.. RUTHERFORD AREA: Large, Multi-Family Garage Sale. Sat, April 21, 8am-3pm. 6009 Schooner Way. Automotive, tools, youth toys, doll house, household items. WATERBURY RD. Annual Street Sale! Sat. April 21st, 8a.m. Rain or Shine!

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FOR SALE BY OWNER BY OWNER: 1-bdrm apt. $168,900. Beautiful, large, w/balcony, new paint, D/W & W/D in suite. Close to ocean, bus, downtown. Stewart St. & Dawes. (250)754-7789. CENTRAL Nanaimo- 3 bdrm Townhome- Open concept, reno’d. $179,900 (250)755-3003.

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1620 TOWNSITE- 2 bdrms $1250. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 1685 ESTEVAN- 2 bdrms, $950. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 1695 BOUNDARY- 2 bdrms, $695 includes heat, cable, internet. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 550 BRADLEY- 1 bdrm, $595. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com $675 & Up. 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. CLASSICAL DOWNTOWN 1bdrm +den. Ocean vistas, skylights, 5 appli’s. Fabulous bldg. $900/mo. N/P, N/S. (250)754-2207 HOSPITAL AREA- 1 bdrm apartment, W/D. Manager on site. $700. (250)716-3305. HOSPITAL AREA, 1 bdrm, FREE Heat, H/W & storage. Near hospital, shopping. New paint, flooring. Adult building, security cameras. From $700 plus mo. Call 250-753-6656. LADYSMITH- 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 1250sq ft, ocean view like new condo. Pet friendly, 5 appliances. $995. (250)802-1520. NANAIMO- (OCEAN view) Downtown. 2 bdrm, senior friendly, beautifully finished, secure parking, 6 appls, laundry rm. Refs & lease req’d. NS/NP. $1075. 250-591-8886. NANAIMO. SPOTLESS, quiet Bachelor, 1 or 2 Bdrm from $585. Close to ferry and harbour walk. Intercom, elevator, Free hot water, sauna. N/S, N/P. Refs req’d. 250-753-8633

NORTH NANAIMO

2 Bdrm. Updated kitchen,

New flooring & appls, bright, quiet secure adult oriented, free HW. Now or May 1st.

250-758-1246

TERMINAL PARK area, ocean view, near all amenities, heat & hot water. Adult friendly. N/S, N/P. lrg 1bdrm $654. Avail. May 1st. (250)754-2484

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES 4-BR, 2 bath, 2000 sq ft. N/S, NP. Departure Bay near Brooks Landing. New carpets, fresh paint. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, fenced yard. $1300/mo + utilities. 753-6766 office hrs; lv msg BRECHIN: BRIGHT 2-bdrm. soaker tub, yard, carport. May 1st. NS/NP. Refs req’d. $925 + utils. (250)754-2490. CHASE RIVER: 2 bdrm sxs duplex. F/S, W/D. References req’d. $850. (250) 716-3524. DEPARTURE BAY area. 3bdrm duplex, covered carport, large yard, W/D. $1000. Avail Now. NP/NS. Call Karen at (250)619-1272. HAREWOOD: 3BDRM 4-plex, D/W, coin laundry, $995 + utils, refs req, 250-722-3539. HOSPITAL, SPACIOUS, sideby-side w/bsmnt, 4bdrms, 2.5 baths, quiet cul-de-sac, near all amen’s. N/P 250-753-9854 NORTHFIELD RD- 3 bdrms, 1.5 bath, fenced yard, 4 appls $1200+ utils. Refs. Available immed. Call (250)756-2297. NORTH NANAIMO- 3 bdrm, 2 bath. Clean, bright, new carpet/paint, family home. W/D hookup. Close to amenities. $995. Available May 1. Call (250)758-4871. NORTH NANAIMO- reno’d 4 bdrms, 2 bath sxs, $1149. Fenced yard, pets ok. 4 appls. (Now). 1-250-598-6034.

MOBILE HOMES & PADS 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.

HOMES FOR RENT 1631 MEREDITH- 4 bdrms, $1375. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 933 CADOGAN- 2 bdrms, $1000. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com COUNTRY Club area, 4bdrm, bsmnt, fenced backyard, garage, appli’s incl. Avail immed. $1,350/mo. (250)756-6702 HAMMOND BAY- sxs duplex, 3 bdrms/bath up, 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. 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 NANAIMO. 1 & 2 bdrm character houses, near downtown. Fenced yards. $760. & $900. + utils. NS/NP. 250-753-9365. NANAIMO CENTRAL: 2 bdrm Patio/Garden home in clean 55+ complex. Reno’d, 7 appl, storage, tool shed, closed-in patio. Close to amens includ Bowen Park Seniors Complex NS/NP Ref’s $950+ util’s. 250-619-6134. 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. WATERFRONT GABRIOLA Isl-4 bdrms,$1500. (250)7530881. Ardent Properties, www.ardentproperties.com

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

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

SUITES, LOWER

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.

SUITES, UPPER 1133 BEECHWOOD3 bdrms, $1295. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 2057 BLUEBELL- 3 bdrms, $900. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 556 WAKESIAH- 3 bdrms, $1100. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 6583 JENKINS- 3 bdrms, $1195. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com COUNTRY CLUB Mall/beach, 2 blks, Loft- Heritage House, 700 sq, sunken tub, breakfast bar, open layout with 1 sm bdr fits qu bed & very small den or walk in. $695 inclusive, N/S, see pics Kijiji, 250-668-2291. HOSPITAL AREA, 2 bdrm suite, F/S, W/D, close to bus, N/S, N/P, $750 mo + utils. Avail now. Call 778-866-8251.

TOWNHOUSES

N. NANAIMO, - 1 bdrm, priv entrance & patio. NS/NP. $775 inclds utils & W/D. Refs req’d. Avail now. Call (250)751-2068 N. NANAIMO: Brand new 1bdrm bsmt suite, on bus route, sep ent & heat, no lndry. NS/NP. $700, utils, cable incl. Avail now. (250)619-7097. NORTH NANAIMO Bright 2 B/R bsmt suite, close to Dover Bay School, shopping. Fenced yard, garden, shared W/D, N/S, pet possibility. $900 utilities incl. Avail June 1.To view 250-713-4448 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 OLD CITY Quarter 2-bdrm. Parking, sep. entry N/S. 1 cat ok + DD. $750/mo +1/2 hydro. Avail immed. 250-754-3909 SILVER MTN- 1 bdrm, $695. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com UNIVERSITY AREA: 1bdrm, basement, $700 inclusive, no lndry. N/S, N/P.(250)754-2970

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

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CARS 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191.

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4 door, auto, top of the line & fully loaded including rare power sunroof option. Babied by 1 owner, garage kept, hwy commuter (76k). Dealer maintained. Burgundy with factory 5 spoke alloy wheels & a set of winters tires on steel rims. Full power-train warranty until Dec. 20 2012. $14,250 o.b.o. 250-466-4156 TOP DOLLAR Paid! Want To Buy Junk Cars & Trucks for cash. 1-250-954-7843.

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

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C. NANAIMO, clean, spacious, newer 2 bdrm, 2 level, 5 appls, Bowen Rd., no dogs, $850 mo. 1-250-474-0545.

2 BDRM University area (legal) Sep entry, new appls, laundry. N/P, N/S. $800. 250616-7638 wade@sailwest.ca

C.NANAIMO 2bdrm legal suite W/D,N/S,small pet neg.$925+1/2hydro. 250-751-8666

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Nanaimo News Bulletin Thursday, Aprill 19, 2012

FARM SALE

Ken-Dor’s Famous Super 2-Day-Only Sale

Loca Loc Lo oca caall ally lly own oowned wned wne ed d & ope perat ra ate tted ed d

Sat., Apr. 21 & Sun., Apr. 22 • 8am to 5pm

Pleease feel free to bring g yo your ur

RHODOS - RHODOS - RHODOS R

BLUEBERRIES LUEBERR Several Sev Se eve ver era ra al va var varietie arriet ieeti tie iees. La Large arge rg ge 1 gallo gaall llo lo on.

L

2 al all llo lon on

BOXWOOD

LG. LG G. 1 GA GAL ALLLO ON, THE NICCES EST ST EVVER

Covered in Buds

Compare to $12.99

SPECIAL SALE!

Compare to $12.99

99 $6 SALE

$799

SALE

FLOWERING SHRUBS

Reg $29.99 Reg. Re 29.9 99

SALE

$1699

SALE

FIELD L G GROWN

BROADLEAF B RO ROA OAD AD DLE LEA LEA AF SHRUB SHR RUBS 5 GAALLLON

& BRO BROADLEAF ROA OA ADLLEAF SHRUBS

Seee th h

Pieris, P s, Holly, Euonymus. Photinia, in nia ia, a, Hyd Hy Hydrange a, Many others

$6

99

Compare to $12.99

SPECIAL

Compare to $44.99

SPECIAL

LEYLANDII CYPRESS CYPR VERY FULL

SALE

Compare to $39.99

$6

99 SALE

ORNAMENTAL O RNAMENTAL NAMENTAL & FLOWERING TREES

$29

99

BEA AUTTTIFUL IFFUL P POTTED OTTTED TTREES, REE REEES 7-9 -9 FT FT

SPECIAL SALE

$2699 $3299

Regular $49.99 $49.9

SUP PER PECIAL LE

99

5 Gallon Regular $129.99 $12

15 Gallon

$79 999

FLOWERING PLUM 7-9 7-9 Ft. Ft. P POTTED, OTTTED D, 2 VA VARIETIES ARI RIE IET ETTIES

$34999

SALE

F FRENCH C LILAC C SEVERAL SEV EV VERA RA AL VA VAR VARIET ARIETIES ETTIES ES

• FFlowering Cherry • Flowering Crab

LARGE 5 GALLON GALL Compare to $89.99

• Ka Katsura, Hawthorne Kat • Ma Maples - 3 Varieties

tth hem

99

1 Gallon Lg. g 1 Gallon ll Compare to $12.99

t b

Compare to $69.99

WIN NDMILL D MII L L PA PAL PALM LM MS

TH HE E DE DEER EER P PRO ROOFF HEDGE E

$699

SALE

$39

99

Compare to $49.99

Comp Com Co omp mpa pare to $79.99

SPECIAL SALE

99

SALE

$2999

GARDEN CENTRE SPACIOUS, RELAXING ATMOSPHERE. COME IN AND CHECK OUT THE SPRING COLOURS!

MANT RD. RUPERT RD. E.

ICU RD. IC QUALICUM Q

Open Mon.-Sat. 8-5; Sun. 8-5 • 845 Qualicum Road, Qualicum Beach • 250-594-1117

VILLAGE WAY

MEMORIAL AVE.

VISIT OUR NEW LOCATION!

Locally L ll Owned O d&O Operated t d FERN RD.

GARDEN RD. E.

To Airport

Nanaimo News Bulletin, April 19, 2012  

April 19, 2012 edition of the Nanaimo News Bulletin

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