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rmed with a shovel, Sarah Manney will do her part to contribute to Earth Day by planting a tree. She hopes others in the community join her and help green the space around the Beban Park turf fields. “It’s alarming the number of trees being cut down here and around the world every day,” said Manney, international service director of the Nanaimo Interact Club – a youth Rotary group. Manney said not many people know about the Interact Club, which functions just like other Rotary groups, creating community programs and funding international projects. “It’s really a variety of things and we’re just actually a bunch of teens trying to make a difference,” she said. The Interact Club and City of Nanaimo parks, recreation and culture department, which donated the trees, partnered to host the treeplanting and barbecue Sunday (April 22) from 10 a.m. to noon at the Beban Park turf fields. Each dollar donated at the barbecue will go to the Earth Day Network, an organization that works with more than 22,000 partners in 192 countries to involve more people and create more diversity in the environmental movement. The network will use the money to plant trees around the world. ◆ See ‘TREES’ /14

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VIEX barn upgrades eyed as part of Beban Park plan

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A new agricultural complex to replace aging barns at Beban Park could be part of a revisioning process for the 51-hectare recreational property. In January, the city will embark on a master plan update for Beban Park to reassess community needs, with a June target for completion. The last plan for the park was developed in 1997. Since then the lawn bowling greens, an off-leash dog park, Merle Logan Field, and the pitch-and putt golf course were added, among other features. To ensure its survival and promote the importance of agriculture in the community, the Vancouver Island Exhibition also hopes to add a $1.8-million building dedicated to housing agricultural related activities. The building would replace four aging barns built in the 1960s that are almost at the end of their functional lives. Lynn Haley, president of the VIEX board, said concentrating agricultural activities under one roof is important in keeping the community engaged with its agricultural roots. “The theme of agriculture in this city is very important and we need to keep it alive and well,” said Haley. “Most kids nowadays think their food comes from a grocery store without realizing the impact a farming community has. We need to keep that alive and I think Nanaimo still has a big agricultural flair to it and we need to keep building on it.” Haley added that several clubs, programs and events such as the Nanaimo Equestrian Club, Nanaimo Ken-

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Agricultural exhibit participants show their animals at last summer’s Vancouver Island Exhibition. The organization hopes to replace its aging barns, but might have to wait for a city planning process.

nel Club, Cedar 4-H Club, the Pumpkin Festival, and Bowen Road Farmers’ Market would keep the building utilized year round, as well as anchor many events for the annual fair that draws thousands of people to the grounds. On Monday, VIEX’s board

approached council, asking for a letter of intent so it could approach other levels of government for grant money. Since it leases the property from the city, it can’t approach senior governments for funding without council’s guarantee of support.

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It was told to wait until the Beban Park Master Plan could be initiated, but council was positive. “I’m sure this wonderful project will be part of the reevaluation for redevelopment,” said Coun. Diana Johnstone, who is also the chairwoman for the Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission. “It will be foremost in our thoughts.” Johnstone added that food security continues to be an important issue, and noted that the Regional District of Nanaimo has an agriculture strategy underway, further confirming a general return to agricultural roots. Haley said exhibition would be responsible for spearheading the fundraising aspect, but the board is also asking the city to contribute $300,000. Without the city’s letter of intent, she said other sources of funding would be pursued in the meantime. The proposed pre-fabricated and removable building would be heated, have movable pens to house a variety of animals, and be capable of offering space for agricultural education and programs. It could also be home to an agriculture museum, and would be called upon to provide space for animals in the event of a disaster. Coun. Ted Greves said he supports the idea, but believes the building could be improved to further serve the community. “I’m not a big supporter of temporary buildings,” said Greves, a former member of Nanaimo’s fire department. “I’d want to see a better building that could be used by all groups.” Annual operational costs are estimated a $22,000. The VIEX has been located at Beban Park since 1953 and Haley said she hopes it stays there for decades to come. “But if we don’t get a building I don’t see the fair surviving in the long-term,” she said.

Teachers will no longer help out with extra-curricular activities for students following a provincewide vote in favour of an action plan to resist Bill 22. The plan takes effect Monday and includes withdrawing from voluntary activities, mounting a public awareness campaign to educate people about the impacts of Bill 22, working to bring in a new government that will repeal the legislation and the possibility of a future vote on a full withdrawal of services. Of the roughly 41,000 B.C. Teachers’ Federation members, 73 per cent of those who voted – 21,625 – agreed to the plan while 7,846 voted no. Justin Green, first vice-president of the Nanaimo District Teachers’ Association, said the number of teachers in favour was a little less than the 87 per cent who voted in favour of a three-day walkout last month, because volunteering is something near and dear to teachers’ hearts. “We do it because it’s something we really truly enjoy doing,” he said. “This is our passion and it’s going to upset parents and students. We’re going to have to do a very good job of informing the public. Bill 22 is so egregious that the only way we can react legally anymore is the withdrawal of our voluntary activities.” The action will affect sports teams, clubs, graduation activities, drama performances and field trips, said Green, and administrators and parents will have to step in. “It doesn’t mean the end of extra-curricular activities,” he said. Karen Hoy, vice-president of the District Parent Advisory Council, said parents are worried about the impact on children. “This action doesn’t put pressure on management, it puts pressure on kids and parents,” she said. “I think it’s going to be a bit chaotic. I think the Grade 12s will still get their ceremonies and luncheons, but it’s not going to be as memorable as it would have been with teacher input.” In many households, both parents work full time, so it will be a challenge for many to help out with extra-curricular activities, Hoy added. Tali Campbell, a Grade 11 student at John Barsby Secondary School, said extra-curricular activities are what keeps some students in school. “I support teachers, but I’m wondering is it a stab to government or students?” he said. “I don’t think the government cares – they’re not striking.”

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Two Nanaimo Mounties are among 100 being trained to investigate complaints of sexual harassment within the force. Deputy Commissioner Craig Callens, commanding officer of the RCMP in B.C., said in a written statement Monday that highly publicized recent cases alleging gender-based harassment within the force prompted him to determine the depth and scope of the issue. One of those cases includes a class-action suit filed March 27 by former Nanaimo RMCP Const. Janet Merlo, who alleges she suffered multiple incidents of sexual harassment during her 20-year career as a Mountie. More than 400 female RCMP members from across B.C. took part in focus groups and individual sessions that led to a review suggesting there is broadbased discomfort, a lack of confidence in the RCMP’s reporting

system for on the job sexual harassment and that the process to deal with complaints takes too long once a complaint is made. There is also a need to improve follow-up communications to those making complaints. Callens said while a comprehensive action plan to address issues is being worked up, he agreed to train more than 100 female and male RCMP members of various ranks and positions across the province to investigate complaints. Training is scheduled to be completed by the end of May or June. Sgt. Sheryl Armstrong and Staff Sgt. Dave Herman are the Nanaimo candidates selected to take the training. This will be a refresher course for Armstrong, who trained other officers on workplace sexual harassment when she was posted to the Lower Mainland and has strong feelings about the program. “You have to be part of the solution and you have to make sure that all people are treated

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members who suffer harassment,” Ar mstrong said. “A lot of different people suffer harassment and it’s not just in the RCMP. It’s in a lot of different organizations where you have a lot of people working together.” How complaints are dealt with when they come in and how swiftly they are acted upon is critical. Armstrong said when she came forward with complaints of her own, she was fortunate to have managers who took them seriously and dealt with them quickly. “I really believe that our senior management in this division as well as the RCMP are firmly committed to dealing with this issue,” Armstrong said. “I firmly believe that.” Jason Murray, a lawyer with Vancouverbased law firm Klein Lyons, which is representing Merlo, said any move forward by the RCMP is a good thing and he is pleasantly surprised to see action.

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‘Towel power’ has strong Nanaimo ties Roger Neilson waved the towel, businessman Butts Giraud ran with it BY LEN CORBEN

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ou wouldn’t think a towel would end up as the iconic symbol of Vancouver Canucks’ playoff frenzy every year. Or that others (gasp, even the L.A. Kings) would copy our Towel Power. But as much as it was a spurof-the-moment decision by coach Roger Neilson to hoist a trainer’s towel on the end of a stick in Chicago on April 29, 1982, during Game 2 of the Western Conference final, it was actually Butts Giraud whose ingenuity and quickthinking that made the White Towel and Towel Power the symbol of Canucks’ fan support for three decades. The owner of the Dog’s Ear T-Shirt store in Nanaimo since 1975 (daughter Sarah Berry is the manager) and a Nanaimo resident since 1993, Giraud has done many things in his life; none of them ordinary. Butts, whose wife Peggy is a caregiver with J. Garnons Williams Ltd. locally, played football at the University of Florida (1965) and Western Washington (1967-69) as a defensive tackle, then in the CFL with B.C. Lions (1970 preseason) before being traded to Winnipeg Blue Bombers. When the world belly-flop and cannonball championships were held in Vancouver beginning in 1975, Butts was victorious four times (1975, 1976, 1978 and 1980). For 10 years he was a professional wrestler in North America and England. These days, he’s an enthusiastic born-again Christian, a member of the Nanoose Bay Evangelical Free Church and plays the harmonica with abandon in churches and restaurants from Hornby Island to Hawaii. Giraud is not an ordinary guy. In 1974, he founded the Dog’s Ear T-Shirt and Embroidery Co. which at one time had 53 outlets stretching from B.C. to California. It now consists of

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Butts Giraud, founder of the Dog’s Ear T-Shirt and Embroidery Co. and a longtime Nanaimo resident, mimics the Rogers Arena statue of Roger Neilson’s iconic moment.

franchises around B.C. The name comes from the Mad Dog nickname he got during his Lions days and the false report that he once bit off the ear of a wrestling opponent. These are all stories in themselves, but how Giraud turned Neilson’s towel tirade into a Canucks’ tradition is a piece of hockey lore. When the Canucks went past the first round of the playoffs in 1982 after five futile previous efforts, Giraud and his business associates were looking for a way to get on the Canuck bandwagon. Little did they know they would be leading it. “This moment of the towel intrigued the three of us,” Giraud explains in the draft of a book he’s slowly putting together about his various escapades. “That night, Roger Neilson gave us the foundation for this idea and we were prepared to accept the challenge of making it work. “It’s not the great ideas that count; it’s acting on them. “I don’t think I slept a wink

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that night as my mind raced back and forth… I started to see what might unfold… This could be the promotion of a lifetime… The ideas started to come fast and furious … We were on to something huge …” Giraud remembers TOWEL POWER being written in big letters on the drawing board at the next morning’s staff meeting in Vancouver. “But what could we put on that towel? We didn’t have time to negotiate the licensing rights to the Canucks logo, so it had to be something generic. “Since CKNW did all the radio play-by-play broadcasts for the Canucks, it reasoned to be a natural organization to involve. If we could co-ordinate ... all corners of the day would be covered. The publicity would be electrifying! “I had no idea where to purchase white towels. Buttons, pennants, caps, and T-shirts were no problem, but towels? Bingo! My first contact [a hotel supply company] had what I wanted – and at a price that

couldn’t be beat – and best of all they had thousands of towels in stock, and at an office only 15 minutes away from mine. “In a matter of hours, we had 5,000 towels sitting on our warehouse floor ready for printing. Mana Rawal completed the final artwork for our first run: CANUCKS TAKE NO SURVIVORS. Game 3 on May 1 and Game 4 would be on home ice at the Pacific Coliseum. “I met with NW in the early afternoon and by the time Rick Honey went on air, we had more than 1,000 towels in our stores … By 6 p.m. we were all sold out. “The excitement became exhilarating as the follow-up media frenzy kept my phone ringing. Every radio and TV station across the province wanted in on the story. The publicity extended from coast to coast across both Canada and the United States. “At 5 o’clock on May 1, the sidewalk outside the arena buzzed with action. Our first van arrived on the scene with towels hot off the press and still smelling of fresh ink ... What happened next was simply unbelievable. We literally had a stampede on our hands before we had even opened the first box. As fast as people threw $5 bills our way, we retrieved the towels out of the boxes ... It was one box after another. “Inside the Pacific Coliseum that night, the stands were a sea of white – 16,413 pumpedup fans, many of them waving white towels, screaming hysterically at the top of their lungs. It was an extraordinary sight to behold.” The Canucks did not disappoint, beating the Blackhawks in both home games and finishing them off back in Chicago, to reach the Stanley Cup final versus New York Islanders. Though New York swept the Canucks in four games, Towel Power was here to stay. In a two-week period, the store sold more than 50,000 towels, donated $23,000 to the NW Orphans’ Fund and created a tradition that shows no signs of dying out. ◆ Len Corben writes the Instant Replay sports column in The North Shore Outlook in North and West Vancouver.

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The B.C. government’s quitsmoking program has hit the six-month mark, with more than 100,000 orders for free nicotine patches, gum or antismoking drugs. Health Minister Mike de Jong said Wednesday about half of those are first-time applicants, for a program that allows up to two refills of 12-week supplies of quitsmoking aids. The 50,000 people represent about nine per cent of the 550,000 people in B.C. who still smoke. Scott McDonald, CEO of the B.C. Lung Association, said 15 per cent of B.C. residents smoke, the lowest rate in Canada. But that is still too many. “About 70 per cent of habitual smokers want to kick the habit, and we want to motivate them to make an attempt,” McDonald said. “They’re not always successful.” The Lung Association estimates that when people try to quit cold turkey, they are only successful between four and six per cent of the time. With the help of nicotine patches, gum or prescription drugs, that success rate doubles, and with the help of counselling available through the program it improves again, so the association expects about 10 per cent of people in the B.C. program will end up quitting for good. De Jong said even with that success rate, the program is a good investment because it saves the province “much, much more” by avoiding smoking-related cancer and other diseases. B.C. residents may apply to get gum or patches by calling 8-1-1. Or Pharmacare will cover the cost of a 12-week supply of Champix or Zyban, if prescribed by a doctor to ease withdrawal from smoking. The 8-1-1 line to HealthLink BC provides general health advice, and can refer callers to telephone support for those trying to quit smoking. editor@nanaimobulletin.com

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Earth Day must keepp growing g g An idea that started off as a seedling has grown into a full canopy that encompasses all aspects of daily life on the planet. Earth Day began more than 30 years ago to highlight the destructive practices of humans which were quickly leading to the demise of the environment. Education on CFCs, clear-cut logging and recycling led to better manufacturing and resource harvesting to reduce the impact on the IMPACT planet. OF a day good news is that focused on theThe activities surrounding environmental Earth Day were successawareness ful in reaching people and changing their actions. still relevant. Earth Day now happens every day of the year as people recycle not only cans and bottles, but food waste as well. Municipalities are ending cosmetic pesticide use and promote food security by allowing households to have backyard chickens and gardens. In a way, Earth Day evolved. It’s not the huge event it once was, yet it’s been more successful than anyone anticipated, spawning annual events like the Shoreline Cleanup, which highlights the garbage and waste that ends up in oceans, lakes and rivers every year. That’s not to say Earth Day is no longer relevant. In developing countries, recycling is still unheard of. Economies use cheap fuel like coal to power manufacturing and construction. Earth Day’s educational message must be exported to other countries. Closer to home, Earth Day and the environmental movement takes the next step. On Sunday (April 22), the Wild Foods Festival offers educational presentations and information on sustainable farming, food security and native plants. Earth Day succeeded in teaching people to treat the planet with respect – an idea that will hopefully grow with future generations.

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Volunteers offer vital contributions Today marks the end of 2012 non-profit society board) provide National Volunteer Week (April a sense of purpose and direction, 15-21). and keep me connected with my The theme for this year was community. I’m passionate about my day job, Volunteers: Passion, Action, which pays the bills, but it’s my Impact, with a goal of highlightvolunteer job that is my passion. ing the vital contribution volunI’ve no question many volunteers make to communities across teers across the full spectrum of Canada. community organizations feel One of the aims of having a similarly, whether its week to recognize volcanvassing for the unteers is also to excite WRIGHT cancer foundation, those who have never TURN donating time to fight volunteered. diabetes, cruising as an Talk to anyone who is Mitch Wright auxiliary cop, teachers involved in a volunteer Managing Editor taking time to coach activity and you’ll likely after class, or sitting on get a sense of their pascity advisory commitsion for it, regardless of tees. the cause or pursuit. No doubt, volunteerYou’ll likely also dising has cut into my cover how much people free time for leisure enjoy spending time or recreation or other with other volunteers. pursuits, but it’s also I’ve done a fair become my leisure or recreation. amount of volunteering in a variOur regular training sessions ety of capacities over the years are necesary to keep our skills up and can add my voice to the choso we’re ready for the eventual rus – the rewards of volunteering call outs, but they’re also necesare well worth it. sary so the members of the group My commitment to unpaid work get a chance to catch up and stepped up when I decided to join socialize a bit. search and rescue in Ladysmith Society board and committee and the Cowichan Valley, and then meetings aren’t quite as much fun, again once I joined and realized but they’re just as necessary to how much I loved the work and enjoyed the people, some of whom keep that side of the organization have become close friends. improving and running smoothly. The countless hours (we keep Without volunteers from within track, and trust me, it’s a ridicuthe group of vounteers to take on lous number) I put into search that work, it all falls apart. and rescue (both in the field Through volunteering, I’ve either training or on a call out, gained new appreciation for the and as a director on my group’s sacrifices and commitments oth-

ers make toward the betterment of their communities and the safety and/or benefit of their neighbours. Volunteers are truly the heart of every community. Without people willing and able to donate their time, effort, skills and expertise, hardly anything would be accomplished. In Nanaimo alone, there are literally hundreds of organizations dedicated to various causes, both local and international, in total involving thousands of residents. If you’re a volunteer, take a moment to congratulate yourself on your contributions. If you’re not a volunteer, give it some thought – it doesn’t take much to get involved (I bet at least one or two of your neighbours are part of a volunteer group) and guaranteed, there’s an organization involved in something that suits your particular interests. Usually you get involved in volunteering in a couple of ways: you actually make a call or show up at an event and say you want to help; or someone ropes you in to help out here and there, for “no more than an hour or two a month”, and you get hooked. Either way, once you’re involved, you won’t regret it. Your life will be enriched and you’ll get to know some great people. If you’re looking for another way to get involved or find the group that’s right for you, go to Volunteer Nanaimo’s website at www.volunteernanaimo.ca. editor@nanaimobulletin.com


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Sonar kills creatures vital to food chain To the Editor, Re: Real action needed to help whales, Saturday Beat, April 14. Studies have already been done by European countries in regards to the adverse effects of attaching sonar devices to fishing nets to deter mammals. The study was done because it was not linked to a military activity. They found that the sonar blasts were not only scaring mammals away but in fact killing some and resulting in beaching. The most recent local story about military activity has brought a public awareness to the killing of a whale which sits at the top of the food chain. Continual military testing activity in the newly renamed Salish Sea might be an ignored factor in regards to affecting the food chain and migratory fish returns. Let’s just assume that the department of fisheries may not be allowed to study the adverse effects of military testing by a foreign country in our waters. Let’s also assume the military testing may be affecting a creature or fish in the area that feeds the rest of the food chain. Sonar could be wiping out trillions of food chain creatures that are the size of a flea. Without them, everything else in the food chain starves. Matt James Nanaimo

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Credentials crucial in gauging authority To the Editor, Re: Uncertainties demand a calmer approach to climate change debate, Guest Comment, April 17. An interesting article by Tom Harris on the topic of climate change, written in response to a previous article by David Suzuki. To get a better understanding of Harris’s arguments though, one should look into who he is, and what, in fact, the International Climate Science Coalition is. Tom Harris is a mechanical engineer, not a climate scientist, and is executive director of the ICSC. The ICSC’s beliefs are best understood by scanning a list of “10 Core Climate Science Principles” found on their website.

The first principle is: 1. Global climate is always changing in accordance with natural causes and recent changes are not unusual. Is it just me, or does the first principle of the ICSC instantly let the cat out of the bag as to what their true beliefs are? The world’s leading climate scientists agree that atmospheric carbon dioxide levels increased rapidly after the Industrial Revolution. From 280 ppm in the 18th century, to current levels of 385 ppm – the highest, and quickest, increase of CO2 levels in 650,000 years. Nowhere in Harris’s article does he refute this very important, and central, piece of information.

Another core principle of the ICSC: 6. Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant – it is a necessary reactant in plant photosynthesis and so is essential for life on Earth. Yes, CO2 is a reactant in photosynthesis and is essential for life on Earth – no climate scientist would deny this. However, CO2 becomes a pollutant when there is too much of it in our atmosphere, which disrupts our planet’s finely tuned biological systems. As the saying goes: too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. And one last ICSC core principle: 8. Global cooling has presented serious problems for human society and the environment throughout

history while global warming has generally been highly beneficial. The ol’ “put your shorts on and enjoy the sun” argument. Never mind the possibility that too much warming could lead to sea level rise, ocean acidification, glacial melting, species extinction, and a plethora of many other dangers that experts are warning us could, and in many cases are, already happening. Unlike the ICSC, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is composed of experts on climate change. We already consult experts in many other different areas – the law, our health, mental health, and slope stability.

Why then would we not defer to a consensus of expert climate scientists when we have questions about the Earth’s atmosphere; a group, who most likely, understand its complexities better than a politician, engineer, or talk radio-host would. In a world where information is increasingly specialized, the ethos of a character – or their credentials – is an important gauge in regards to their authority on complex subjects. I trust the credentials of those on the IPCC, and will refer to their findings, rather than the principles of Harris and the ICSC. David Geselbracht Nanaimo

Argument exhibits irrelevancies Nanaimo has opportunities To the Editor, Re: Uncertainties demand a calmer approach to climate change debate, Guest Comment, April 17. Tom Harris, executive director of the International Climate Science Coalition makes a good pretense at being rational in his criticism of David Suzuki’s March 29 column Religious right is wrong about climate change. However, if you check back to what Suzuki actually wrote, it is evident that Harris’s argument exhibits the usual irrelevancies found when all you have to rely on is hot air. Suzuki’s article is specifically critical of the U.S. religious right, who doubt evolution and refer to human induced climate change as a hoax. Or, because climate was created by God through intelligent design, is impervious to human change and therefore cannot be happening. That is climate change denial, not scepticism as characterized by Harris. The time for a “balanced and respectful discussion”

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of this issue with those who just cannot overcome their scientific illiteracy and take refuge in magical thinking is long past. The religious right and the scientific illiterates in our own Conservative government should be ashamed of their ignorance and bias in the fact of this probable catastrophe that will affect

everyone, not just the nutbars who are standing in the way of action. Liz Fox Lantzville

Coalition principles causes skepticism To the Editor, Re: Uncertainties demand a calmer approach to climate change debate, Guest Comment, April 17. I am not sure what Tom Harris’s concern is. It seems to me that we in Canada (and much of the world) are in fact taking a calm approach to climate change. We and our governments are doing very little about it. I took a look at the International Climate Science Coalition website, of which Harris is the executive director. Their “core principles” seem to me to be of an organization with an agenda rather than one that is truly searching for the truth about climate change. I am skeptical about them. Don Heppner Nanoose Bay

to attract business, tourism To the Editor, There has been much discussion about how to get Nanaimo’s economy rolling again. Tourism is constantly being touted as one path, but in my view, Nanaimo will never become wealthy making beds and slinging hash and booze at conventioneers or tourists. Real wealth comes from industry and the heavier the better, as far as wealth goes. Duke Point is sorely underdeveloped. It should have a graving dock and take on a percentage of the mandatory routine inspection and repair of ships in the Pacific area. It could handle a garbage incinerator/electric generation/cement production facility for all southwest B.C.’s garbage. To stabilize the energy input/output, coal from the Compliance mine at Fanny Bay could be used, limestone from Texada and sand from dredging locally. Waste heat could heat an industrial greenhouse industry on the extremely fertile alluvial soils of the delta. A container ship dock could easily be constructed on the deep water there, to sort out and store, containers, as Singapore does. As for tourism, we have the Depression-era gold panning school site up the Nanaimo River along with a hard rock open gold mine, a natural bridge and a huge hanging rock along with alpine meadows and the remains of the Green Mountain ski resort, along with the ‘Whistle Farm’ and a herd of fairly tame elk, all of which could be developed as tourist attractions. Alastair James Berry Nanaimo

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Canada ranks 11th of 28 sonality defect. developed nations in the inciI was touched by the down-toearth human decency shown by dence of population obesity at crusading chef, Jamie Oliver, to 14.3 per cent. The U.S. leads at 30.6 per cent, Japan is lowest at an obese West Virginia family he befriended. 3.2 per cent and the average is Instead of mocking, hector14.1 per cent. Obesity is a complicated pheing and discriminating, he took nomenon of interacting genetic them on their first visit to a physician. Instead and social factors, of abandoning the and unthinking attiFOOD tudes are one of the 12-year-old with MATTERS incipient diabetes, worst complicating he taught him to features. Marjorie Stewart Studies now show cook healthy stirthat the prevalence fries. Instead of ridicule, he looked of weight discrimination in the U.S. for causes and soluhad increased by 66 tions. More than 25 per cent in the last decade, resulting in years ago, NanaimoLadysmith School unfair treatment of the obese at work, by District initiated health professionals, a program (called Action Nanaimo) of quality, and by educators. daily P.E. with a strong nutriPeople in general seem to have given themselves permistion component. The university women’s club sion to treat the obese in ways that mirror schoolyard and spearheaded the volunteer side of the effort, and under the Internet bullies. inspired leadership of a former More than half the participants in one study admit Olympic coach, the program went on to actually deliver that they feel more conscious of their weight because of the written provincial P.E. curriculum including games, Facebook, and a Baltimore gymnastics, aquatics and dance Center for Eating Disorders and suitable for every child. reports hearing Facebookrelated concerns from many of Improved body image was a key aspect. their patients. Prejudice against the obese Kids enjoyed it, more than 400 is now a human rights issue, parents and other volunteers with the plight of the obese worked steadily to help deliver scornfully dismissed as a perit, but a combination of fun-

damentally ignorant attitudes beginning in the provincial government and supported by misguided citizens, teachers and administrators who thought the ‘three Rs’ could be taught in a vacuum began the dismantling of wholistic education in the B.C. public education system. Action Nanaimo was one of the first cuts. Nobody wants to be obese. Some people have a genetic tendency to obesity. There is even a recent study showing that the chemicals used to treat crops and to process and package food disrupt hormonal systems and create obesity. Relentless advertising of fattening foods and food industry profiteering are culprits. But so are our love affairs with TV and with the automobile. There’s an obvious connection between calories ingested and calories burned up by physical activity. But what is making too many of us too fat is not inherent laziness. If it were, why did the obesity epidemic not manifest much earlier in human history? ◆ Marjorie Stewart is board chairwoman of the Foodshare Society and president of the multi-stakeholder co-op, Heritage Foodservice. She can be reached at: marjorieandalstewart@shaw.ca.

City’s business improvement group not doing enough To the Editor, Re: BIA leaders share ideas for success, April 10. I have been a longtime owner of properties downtown and have never seen leading edge ideas from the business improvement area. All as I see each year is an extra tax levy added to my property tax bill. I’ve recently had to sell two of my commercial

properties downtown because I have not been able to get suitable tenants, nor see any real help. And what a slap in the face and my wallet to read the DNBIA’s general manager has been going to BIA conventions across B.C. I now see where all my money is truly going. I am not happy. Randy Stearman Nanaimo

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Sima Elizabeth Shefrin has devoted her life to stitching for social change, using her talents as a quilter to unite people from different backgrounds in a common goal of making a better world. The Gabriola Island fabric artist tells her story of the Middle East Peace Quilt, an international community art project, 11 a.m. April 29, at the First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo, 595 Townsite Rd. Created by more than 300 people from around the world, the peace quilt has toured North America since 1999, being shown in churches, synagogues, community centres, fairs, summer camps, art galleries and the National Archives of Canada.

Participants in the project are asked to create a quilt square answering the question, â&#x20AC;&#x153;What is your vision of peace in the Middle East?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think of the peace quilt as a room full of people who will never meet, listening to each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stories,â&#x20AC;? said Shefrin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Where the quilt travels it promotes connections between Jewish and Arab communities.â&#x20AC;? There will be an exhibition of panels from the Middle East Peace Quilt and Shefrinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s This Land is My Land project, fabric self-portraits and messages from Palestine, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Hall. For details, visit www.middleeastpeacequilt.ca or www.stitchingforsocialchange.ca.

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PREVENTION main theme of fair.

Cancer prevention and early detection is the theme of a health fair taking place at Beban Park Social Centre Thursday (April 26). Healthfest 2012: A Multicultural Health Fair, the fifth annual health fair organized by the Immigrant Welcome Centre, takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. In keeping with the

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TTrees on centre stage for Earth Day ◆ From /1 Coming together as a community and trying to be more environmentally friendly is important, said Manney, adding the club wanted to create an event that would have an international connection. “It’s important that even though this may be a humble effort, it raises awareness, which is something that is really powerful,” she said. Participants can help plant the donated Garry oak trees, as well as small shrubs. “Tree planting is very good. It brings people closer to their environment, it makes them realize that they are having an impact on their environment,” said Michel Vallèe, first vice-president of the Canadian Institute of Forestry and a faculty member of Vancouver Island University’s forestry department. “I think the biggest value they have is on human psyche.” Vallèe said planting trees on Earth Day also brings more attention to where people live and

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EARTH DAY 2012 what influences their everyday existence, he said. *** Trees are carbon sponges. They isolate carbon from the atmosphere, store it, and produce oxygen. Carbon is stored in the trees’ cellulose and even when they are cut down and converted to lumber, carbon remains stored in the wood. It isn’t released until the wood is burned or decomposes. Trees and forests can be used responsibly, said Vallèe, adding that protecting the fundamental components of an ecosystem – climate, soil and water – allow forests to regenerate. “Canada probably has the best forestmanagement strategies in the world. The way we manage our forests is

◆ EARTH DAY treeplanting and barbecue takes place Sunday (April 22) from 10 a.m. to noon at the Beban Park turf fields.

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Sarah Manney, international service director of the Nanaimo Interact Club, says the number of trees being cut down around the world every day prompted the teen-based Rotary club to hold a tree-planting on Earth Day this Sunday (April 22).

very ecologically sound,” he said. But there is an emphasis in Canada on conserving forests and maintaining them exactly as they are, such as wanting national parks to remain unchanged. “That’s a fallacy, because you can’t conserve something that is dynamic and changes all the time. You can protect the processes, but you can’t put [a forest] in a jar,” Vallèe said. “By doing that, we’ve basically destroyed them because we have stopped the natural process of ecological succession and we are trying to maintain them in a steady state.” In B.C., fire is one of the strongest forces of natural disturbance – along with wind, insects, disease and floods – but

the province has learned how to control it, Vallèe said. As a result, the process of natural succession in forests has slowed, creating additional concerns. Forests in the Interior have become older and more susceptible to disease and insects, such as the mountain pine beetle. If a fire erupts in a dead pine forest, it can burn more intensely and have a significant negative effect on the environment, he said. Less than three per cent of British Columbia’s original forest has been converted to human (nonforest) use, according to a 2010 provincial government report. Protected forest areas, with newer areas not included in the 2010 figure, totalled 7.6 million hectares, or 14 per cent of B.C.’s forest. reporter3@nanaimobulletin.com

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Nanaimo organizations are thinking green with events planned around the community to honour Earth Day. The Nanaimo Area Land Trust hosts its third annual Wild Foods Festival and Earth Day Celebration and the mid-Island chapter of the Council of Canadians is hosting a beach party and potluck. NALT’s festival, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Bowen Park Complex Sunday (April 22), features the culinary delights of 10 local chefs who incorporated edible wild plants into their dishes. Admission is $2 and food sample tickets are $1 each. “The food is exceptional,” said Gail Adrienne, NALT executive director. The organization has asked the chefs to bring more food this year because last year the food was so popular they ran out. “If you come hungry – come early,” said Adrienne. Speaker Nick Versteeg, a producer of local documentaries on food securi-

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Quickfacts ◆ NALT’S WILD FOODS festival takes place 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Bowen Park Complex. ◆ BEACH PARTY hosted by the Council of Canadians takes place noon to 3 p.m. at Maffeo Sutton Park.

ty, will discuss that issue as well as wild plants. Other presenters include Francois DeJong, from Nanaimo Foodshare, and Bill Jones, of Deerholme Farm, who will provide cooking demonstrations and samples afterward. Adrienne said the City of Nanaimo is taking a bigger role this year and offering free activities such as lawn bowling, disc-golf, yoga and meditation. There will also be about 20 community infor-

mation booths and vendors selling plants, crafts and locally produced food products. The Nanaimo Astronomy Society is also participating in the festival and will be at the Bowen Park Auditorium to offer information about its Dark Sky Project and light pollution. If weather permits people will be able to do solar viewing through society telescopes. For more information, please go to www.nalt. bc.ca. The Council of Canadians beach party is noon to 3 p.m. at Maffeo Sutton Park. The event features a pot luck, volleyball and bocce. People attending are encouraged to pledge to keep Vancouver Island beaches pristine. The pledge includes using less fossil fuels and working to halt the expansion of crude oil pipelines along the B.C. coast. Attendees are also encouraged to bring signs to express their sentiments about pipelines in the province. For more information, please go to www.midislandcanadians.org. reporter3@nanaimobulletin.com

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NANAIMO REGIONAL GENERAL HOSPITAL (NRGH) is holding an art contest for selected pieces to be permanently displayed in the New Emergency Department Expansion, opening September 2012. Exhibited items may be paintings in various media, drawings, ceramics, or sculptures and must be framed or mounted and ready for display. We invite pieces of art that celebrate life, are uplifting, inspiring and/or humorous in nature. Items must physically fit into the space provided for the exhibit (max of 8 ft by 14 ft) Contest is from April 15-June 30, 2012 and submissions must be received by June 30th, 2012 in photograph, slides PDF, jpeg or CD format station finished dimensions and age category*. A small honorarium will be paid to those individuals who have pieces selected and the art will become the property of the Vancouver Island Health Authority. Only one entry per person is allowed. Contest is open to residents of Central Vancouver Island in two categories: *Over 19 years of age or 19 years of age and under (Geographic boundaries are: top of the Malahat and North to Fanny Bay including all communities in between and over to the West coast including Port Alberni and West Coast communities) For more detailed information and contest rules go to: http://www.viha.ca/about_viha/building_for_health/art_contest.htm p // / _ / g_ _ / _

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The flexible partial is a removable partial that many people find very comfortable. TED CARSON These lightweight partials are practically invisible and completely eliminate the need for metal clasps and a metal framework. They are strong and very thin and are made to snap securely and comfortably into place. Many factors help the denturist to determine the type and style of partial best suited to each individual. There are many various designs. A partial denture provides support to help keep your natural teeth in position and prevent them from shifting. With a partial denture filling in the gaps of the missing teeth, you are sure to look good, speak better and eat well. For many people with missing natural teeth, it takes 17 muscles and a well-fitting partial to smile again. For further information contact Carson Denture Clinic for a free consultation.

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Spring is a time of renewal, growth, and change; DR. TONIA WINCHESTER and you are correct it is a good time of year to cleanse. In Traditional Chinese Medicine the spring is governed by the liver and gall bladder, two of our main cleansing organs. Why should we cleanse? There are thousands of environmental chemicals we are exposed to everyday including our home cleaning and body care products, heavy metals, industrial chemicals such as pesticides, solvents, flame retardants, etc. All of these toxins affect our nervous, hormone, immune, metabolic and reproductive systems, and exposure to them should be minimized year round. To help the body remove any stored toxic chemicals, one can cleanse or detoxify. This would typically involve an elimination diet of sorts (removing allergic, inflammatory or offending foods), Herbal / nutritional supplements and juicing (to support all the organs of detoxification), chelation (to remove heavy metals), colonics, saunas and other self care activities such as dry skin brushing, hot/cold showers and rebounding. This process could last a few days to several weeks. A proper cleansing program should be done under the care of a Naturopathic Physician so it can be tailored to meet your specific needs. Most extended health plans will cover naturopathic visits.

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What are some warning signs that I may be in financial trouble and have to consider filing for bankruptcy? GARETH SLOCOMBE, CA, CIRP Generally speaking, you should probably seek help from a bankruptcy trustee, if you are experiencing some or all of the following: • You are unable to pay the minimum on your credit card(s); • You are using credit for items you used to pay for in cash (food, gas etc ); • You are at or near your credit card limits; • You’ve consolidated your debts more than once; • You are receiving harassing phone calls from creditors; • You are stalling one creditor to pay another; This is certainly not a complete list. There may also be other options that are available other than for you to file for bankruptcy, such as filing a proposal to freeze the interest and compromise the amounts of your debts. You should also keep in mind that the earlier you deal with your financial problem, the more likely that any alternative courses of action will be available to you.

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When we start to lose our JON WATERHOUSE, BA hearing we lose connection with people. It is therefore important to understand a hearing aid system will to amplify the soft speech sounds and help to improve our ability to converse. With today’s new technology we can “tell” the hearing aids to amplify certain frequencies more than others to give the most help just where it’s needed. They will also enable you to hear voices more clearly when there is background noise.

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Let me start by saying that I am proud to work with some very experienced, knowledgeable and respected REALTORS in our City. All REALTORS are independent sales associates regardless TIM WAIT of the company they work with, so we all have the ability to decide how much time, effort and money we are going to use in order to best serve our clients. When it comes to service, I learned a lot from my years as a WOODWARD’S Food Floor clerk. Chunky Woodward’s instilled in me the desire to go beyond what was expected from our clients and always look for ways to improve, not only the experience of our clients but also to be innovative in marketing the products we sold. Perhaps you may remember the Specialty section of WOODWARD’S we even sold chocolate covered ants, the message WOODWARD’S was sending was that we go beyond what other grocery stores are offering, lest we forget the Parcel Depots where you could pick up your groceries after you finished your other Mall shopping. This was another value added service. So here’s my point, I believe that FULL SERVICE is far more than a yard sign, providing documents, making phone calls to notaries or building inspectors, my FULL SERVICE involves Staging your home to make the big first impression, Professional Digital Photography with a huge photo slideshow gallery to best show case your home and catch the attention of the buyers that start their search online. It’s almost 85%. I use several websites to market to the world not just relying on MLS, full color local newspaper ads, open houses, feature sheets on your yard sign and on and on. If you feel you could benefit from my FULL SERVICE marketing program I welcome the opportunity to discuss your situation and promise you that like WOODWARD’S my goal is to exceed your expectations. Visit www.timwait.com email me at tim@timwait.com or call 250 713-1223.

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Are there still incentives for a home energy audit? Yes! The provincial incentives are IAN GARTSHORE still in effect for another year, and can be worth up to $5,000! Even still, these pale to the better incentives of having a more comfortable home and enjoying the energy savings year after year. We have the most accurate audits, and in the southern Nanaimo area we can demonstrate our personal commitment to reducing energy by getting to your home by bicycle, towing the heavy equipment by trailer! The sooner you call the sooner you can begin to enjoy the savings.

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If your hot tub cover is starting to deteriorate or lose its shape, it’s probably time to replace it. With proper care, your hot tub cover should last from 3-5 years. A hot tub cover is one of the single most important necessities of a hot tub. Why? 1. As heat from spa water rises, the spa cover insulates against heat loss, which, without a cover would incur additional electrical costs for the homeowner. 2. Leaves, dirt and other debris are captured by the cover and prevents them from falling into the water. 3. The top of the spa is protected from damage resulting from extreme weather conditions. The cover ensures that hot tub cover skirt is long enough to prevent the spa’s acrylic edge from being exposed to harmful sunlight. 4. Children, pets and unwanted animals are inhibited from accessing the spa when not in use. Our suppliers have developed strict specifications for our hot tub covers. We have specific requirements for foam density, vapor barrier bag density, vinyl weight, c-channel support, stitching, thread, skirt length, handle material, zipper material along with a variety of other requirements. Inspecting to these standards will assure you are getting one of the best spa covers in the industry built specifically for your spa. Call or stop in and start Soak’n In The Good Life today.

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This time of year I bet I hear this once a day. The simple answer is probably not completely. Typically the covers themselves can be cleaned, if vinyl a good wipe down perhaps with a good vinyl cleaner or vinegar and water. If cloth cold water and hang to dry. The foam itself is really tough to clean. You can try sprinkling baking soda on them; let that sit overnight and vacuum. There are lots of deodorizers out there but that really won’t deal with the issue of getting rid of the mould. We have lots of options for you to replace the foam and the covers if necessary. Check out www.johnsbedrooms.com

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Notice to Creditors and Others

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

LOST: BULOVA watch (gold) with a gold lions head on the face, Wal-Mart (Nanaimo). 250-758-5461 Sentimental.

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April 1, 1923 ~ April 14, 2012 It is with heavy hearts that the family of Frank Warder announce his passing at the age of 89 from a massive stroke on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at NRGH. Dad was born in Kenora, Ontario, April 1, 1923 to Ogreta and Harry Warder but grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was a veteran from World War II which sent him overseas and while in Scotland he met and married Margaret Chalmers; had three children: Kenneth, born in Kinglassie Scotland and Diane and Patricia born in Winnipeg. In 1956 he moved the family to Ladysmith where he drove school bus while running a Bowling Ally he owned. He then moved on to selling real estate in Duncan for a short time before moving to Nanaimo in 1961 to work with Nanaimo Realty. In 1973 along with Sandy Miller they started their own business Miller/Warder Realty. In 1976 they developed Echo Mountain on Seablush Drive in Nanoose. Once retired he traveled to England and Scotland several times which was one of his passions in life, along with ďŹ&#x201A;ying his plane. After losing Mom in 2001, he met Audrey (a year later) through mutual friends Catherine and Ralph and they married a while later, together they traveled to Scotland, Costa Rica, Ontario and Florida to see family and friends and have fun. Later they took cruises around Hawaii and the Mediterranean. Dad leaves behind his loving wife Audrey; his daughter, Pat Olson (Paul); granddaughter, Jennifer Saunders (John) and their children, 2 yr old Reagan and her brother, 4 month old Logan whom he loved dearly, all of Nanaimo; daughter-in-law, Andrea of Chilliwack; his older sister, Irma of Courtenay and many nieces and nephews who loved him. Also left to mourn: Audreysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; children: Kiven Daives (Carol) of Ontario, Kandyce Keen (Nick) of Nanoose and son, Cory Davie of Vancouver; and his chair buddy, Tiger that watched out for him on walks. Gone before him are his son Ken, daughter Diane, ďŹ rst wife Margaret and granddaughter Laura Olson, also his sister, Evelyn. We would like to thank Rose, Fred and Agnes for all their support; its appreciated. There will be no service, at Dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request. Flowers are gratefully declined. If you so wish, donations may be made to BC Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital at 44809 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4 or a charity of your choice. We love you Dad and will miss you always... Pat

Notice is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Dorothy Ann Sharman, deceased, formerly of 2726 Keighly Road, Nanaimo, BC are required to send the particulars of their claim to R. L. Paisley, Executor, 12th Street, 105-389 Courtenay, BC V9N 8V7, on or before July 02, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard only to the claims of which the Executor has notice.

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Lucyy Whittam

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DEATHS THORARINSON, Elizabeth Ruth (Bessie) April 29, 1921 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; April 12, 2012

Mom past away at Cairnsmore Place on April 12, 2012 just before her 91st birthday. Left to mourn & cherish her memory are her husband Roy; 2 daughters Bea (Larry) Landy, Mavis Habazin; son Doug (Judy) Thorarinson. Six Grandchildren; Garry, Gordon, Deanna, Kirsten, Michelle & Kyla. Nine Great Grandchildren & one Great Great Granddaughter, also numerous nieces & nephews.

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 sspirit, a sense of optimism, loyalty and love, a terriďŹ c 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 yyears, Jack; we saw this spirit of Lucy as a 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 grandcchildren: Ryan, Sheldon, Seamus, Sinead, 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 sso very dear to her heart. Her optimism, passion and love of music will always be p ccherished and remembered. Please join us in sharing memories and celebrating u Lucyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 ďŹ elds, And when we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand ...and ďŹ nd you a good bridge partner!!

Bessie & her identical twin sister Eva were born in Prince Rupert, B. C. on April 29, 1921 to Fredrick & Ida Chandler. She is predeceased by her parents, twin sister Eva, & 3 brothers; Herb, Wilf & Glen. The summer of 1956 Mom & Dad moved to Duncan, B. C. Mom was brought up in the photography business from a very early age in Prince Rupert. She enjoyed taking many pictures which we have the pleasure of looking back at favorite family memories. Bessie enjoyed her Eastern Star and was a member for 65 years or more. Her highlight was being the Worthy Matron of Sunset Chapter #44, Duncan in 1972-73 Roy & Bessie would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on April 13, 2012. Bessie passed away at Cairnsmore Place after languishing for over 9 years in long term care. Dad was a dedicated husband & visited Mom faithfully every day in the 9 years she was in the care facility. It was a long, long battle with Alzheimers Disease that was fought, and it robbed her of many things. There are so many people that the family would like to thank for caring for Mom over the years since she was ďŹ ďŹ rst diagnosed with Alzheimers. At the onset, her friends of the Eastern Star, Sunset Chapter #44 Duncan were there for her. Also, many other relatives & friends who took her out to the casino and her bingo pals. As the disease progressed the staff of Acacia Lodge, and especially the staff of Cairnsmore Place. The word â&#x20AC;&#x153;CAREâ&#x20AC;? takes on a new meaning when you meet all the wonderful staff members at these facilities and witness the care and dedication that they provide for all their patients and families â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we would like to THANK-YOU from the bottom of our hearts. There will be no service by request. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, ďŹ&#x201A; donations to the Alzheimers Society of B. C. can be made. Suite 202-306 Burnside Rd W Saanich, BC V8Z 1M1

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The purpose of this EOI is to solicit offers from parties interested in acquiring the City Hall Annex building at 238 Franklyn Street, Nanaimo, BC. The City is seeking offers that commit the purchaser to a deadline of 24 months from the transfer of property title to either seismically upgrade and refurbish the building or demolish the building and bring forward plans to reuse the land.

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An optional property site visit is scheduled for April 30, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. at 238 Franklyn Street, Nanaimo, BC. Attendees are requested to notify the City of Nanaimo at least 2 days prior to the meeting by email to bill.corsan@nanaimo.ca. Response Receipt Location: City of Nanaimo Purchasing Department 2020 Labieux Road Nanaimo, BC V9T 6J9 Response Location Email: p purchasinginfo@nanaimo.ca g Response Location Facsimile: 250-756-5327

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BLUE OX Home Services. Expert Handyman & Renovation Services: plumbing, electrical, carpentry, drywall, tiling, painting, lawn & garden. Refs avail. Insured. 250-713-4409. BRYAN GRIFFIN CONSTRUCTION Home & Bath Renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Doors & Windows, Vinyl Siding & SofďŹ ts, and more. Insured. Free Estimates. 250-390-2601

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

HUBCITY MOVERS & Rubbish Disposal: 2 men w/cube van. $75/hr. (250)753-0112.

FINISHING, SIDING, Framing & Renovations by Journeyman With 25 yrs exp. 250 924 5436

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Nanaimo News Bulletin Saturday, April 21, 2012 PETS

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

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RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

PET CARE SERVICES

FOR SALE BY OWNER

APARTMENT/CONDO

HOMES FOR RENT

SUITES, LOWER

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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

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.

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

1631 MEREDITH- 4 bdrms, $1375. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

NANAIMO- new 2 bdrm suite, W/D, D/W, steps to VIU, civic arena, pool. Parking. NS/NP. May 1. $800. (250)758-5179.

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933 CADOGAN- 2 bdrms, $1000. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

N. NANAIMO, - 1 bdrm, priv entrance & patio. NS/NP. $775 inclds utils & W/D. Refs req’d. Avail now. Call (250)751-2068

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COUNTRY Club area, 4bdrm, bsmnt, fenced backyard, garage, appli’s incl. Avail immed. $1,350/mo. (250)756-6702

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.

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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

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10 YR old white Fridgedaire fridge, working, $50 obo. Call 250-754-1344.

FRIGIDAIRE FRIDGE- white & clean, good working order, $90 obo. (250)751-5257.

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

HAREWOOD: 3BDRM 4-plex, D/W, coin laundry, $995 + utils, refs req, 250-722-3539.

WHEELED SUITCASE, black. As new. 20”, fully expandable, pull up handle and zippered pockets. $20 250-753-0253.

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FOR SALE BY OWNER CENTRAL Nanaimo- 3 bdrm Townhome- Open concept, reno’d. $179,900 (250)755-3003.

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DEPARTURE BAY area. 3bdrm duplex, covered carport, large yard, W/D. $1000. Avail Now. NP/NS. Call Karen at (250)619-1272.

SEWING CABINET & chair, 28” L, 17.5” W, 31” H, $40. Call (250)753-4130.

1187 SEAFIELD- 2 bdrms, $825. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 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. Chemainus: Lockwood Villa, well kept bldg, 1 bdrm $625, 2 bdrm 2 balcony $750, incl. heat & hot water, sm pets welcome.Karen 250-709-2765.

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

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. NANAIMO South, 2 bdrm rancher. 5appls, 1000 sf, sm yd, large carport, skylights, np/ns. May1. $1200 1-604-715-7151

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. RUTHERFORD AREA. Older 2-level home. 1800 sq.ft. 3 bdrm, 2 bath. 3 appl’s, lrg deck, fenced yard. Ref’s req’d. NS/NP. Avail June 1st. $1250. /mo + utils. (250)758-1963. WATERFRONT GABRIOLA Isl-4 bdrms,$1500. (250)7530881. Ardent Properties, www.ardentproperties.com

ROOMS FOR RENT $500 DOWNTOWN Nanaimo. Huge, clean, furnished house. Ocean views. (250)754-7265

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

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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.

OLD CITY Quarter 2-bdrm. Parking, sep. entry N/S. 1 cat ok + DD. $750/mo +1/2 hydro. Avail immed. 250-754-3909

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

SILVER MTN- 1 bdrm, $695. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 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. UNIVERSITY AREA: 1bdrm, basement, $700 inclusive, no lndry. N/S, N/P.(250)754-2970 UNIVERSITY AREA: 2bdrm, 1000sq.ft., lots of windows. New F/S, DW, W/D. N/S, N/P. $800. April 1st (250)754-1511 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

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.

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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

2BDRM BASEMENT suite. Close to VIU. N/P, N/S. (250)591-4141 or 667-2129

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.

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

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

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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

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

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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, FREE Heat, H/W & storage. Near hospital, shopping. New paint, flooring. Adult building, security cameras. From $700 plus mo. Call 250-753-6656.

DOWNTOWN AREA, 2 bdrm house, 800 sq ft, W/D, small yard, on bus route, $800 mo + utils. Call (250)754-9175.

NANAIMO. 1 & 2 bdrm character houses, near downtown. Fenced yards. $760. & $900. + utils. NS/NP. 250-753-9365.

CHASE RIVER: 2 bdrm sxs duplex. F/S, W/D. References req’d. $850. (250) 716-3524.

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BRECHIN: BRIGHT 2-bdrm. soaker tub, yard, carport. May 1st. NS/NP. Refs req’d. $925 + utils. (250)754-2490.

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COMPUTER DESK, glass & metal, with executive mesh & SS chair $75. (250)754-3705

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:

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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

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

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Clippers move a few blocks The Nanaimo Clippers are moving closer to their own neighbourhood. The B.C. Hockey League junior A club announced it is relocating its office this month to Beban House at Beban Park. Beban Park is home to Frank Crane Arena, where the Clippers play their home games. The office had previously been located a few blocks south of the park. The new office will open Tuesday (April 24) at 10 a.m., and an official grand opening will take place sometime in the coming weeks.

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TIMBERMEN WIN 9-8 in exhibition tilt against Shamrocks. BY GREG SAKAKI THE NEWS BULLETIN

The Nanaimo Timbermen were as curious as anyone as to how they might fare their first time out on the floor. As it turned out, the juniors were just fine – the T-men defeated the Victoria Shamrocks 9-8 on Wednesday night in a B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League exhibition game at Fuller Lake Arena in Chemainus. “I was pleasantly surprised,” said Dale Nicks, coach of the Timbermen. “I told the kids in the dressing room at the end of the game that I was just hoping we were going to be able to compete for 60 minutes.” He said his players were “gripping their sticks a little tight” early in the game, but managed a 2-1 edge after 20 minutes. “Guys were … maybe taking on their man with their head down quite a bit in the first period and not seeing everybody on the floor,” said Nicks. “As we started to get into the latter two periods, some of the guys were starting to have their heads up.” Corey Shires scored his second goal of the game in the second period to help his team to a 7-6

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Nanaimo Timbermen junior A lacrosse player Ryan Nicks, right, finds running room during Wednesday’s exhibition game against the Victoria Shamrocks at Fuller Lake Arena in Chemainus. The T-men juniors won 9-8.

lead. In the third period Paul Brebber scored the game-winning goal to make it 9-7 and though the Shamrocks scored with a minute left, the Timbermen hung on. Pete Dubenski and former Shamrocks goalie Cory Mayzes both played half the game. Both were “outstanding”, said the coach, and he said the defence

was fairly consistent. There are still areas to work on, Nicks said. His team was short on left-handers on Wednesday so the offence didn’t have the sort of balance it might have most nights. The coach also wants his players to limit their undisciplined penalties and improve their conditioning.

GAME ON … Next action for the Nanaimo Timbermen junior A lacrosse team is April 28, when it hosts the Coquitlam Adanacs at 5 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena in the first game of the BCJALL regular season. Tickets are available at the team’s office on Boxwood Road. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

Local runners were some of the fastest at the Vancouver Sun Run last Sunday. Nanoose Bay’s Michelle Stilwell won her wheelchair division and Kevin Friesen, formerly of the Nanaimo Track and Field Club, finished the 10-kilometre course in a personal-best time of 30 minutes, 59.5 seconds, good for ninth overall. Nanaimo’s top male finisher was Jaymi Dumper in 35:55.7 and top female was Erin Burrett in 36:46.2. Also finishing in under 40 minutes was Edwin Johnston in 37:37.2.


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VIBI Mariners play last few home games T h e Va n c o u v e r Island Baseball Institute Mariners have won five of their last eight ball games and hit five home runs in that stretch. Now they want to share some of the fun with fans. Nanaimo’s Canadian College Baseball Conference team plays its last four home games of the

season this weekend (April 21-22) against the Okanagan Coyotes at Serauxmen Stadium. “[We have to be] prepared to be focused on the task at hand and try and limit the distractions of playing at home with friends and family being around,” said Jordan Blundell, VIBI manager. “And really just get after

what we can control, and that’s the level of our play and the consistency of how we’re going to approach each game.” GAME ON … VIBI and Okanagan play today (April 21) at 2:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. On Sunday the teams meet at noon and 3 p.m. Admission to VIBI games is free. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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True sportsman leaves legacy Of the many tributes that have been expressed over the past weeks, perhaps words from a poem written by his grandchildren summed things up best: “He’s respected by all who know him. Loved by his family. His honour is beyond question. He’s a man of integrity.” Harry Robinson Wipper. Born May 8, 1930; died March 22, 2012. And so we mourn the passing of a true local legend – and possibly the most influential person in the sports history of our city. When the Nanaimo Sports Hall of Fame opened in 2008, he was inducted not once but twice – once as part of a national championship team and once as a sports builder in our city. Harry Wipper’s life was celebrated at a service held two weeks ago at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in downtown Nanaimo. It was a time of sadness, of course, but also a time to share memories and enjoy stories of a life well lived and a man who seemed emblematic of the Nanaimo sporting community for those whose roots go back here for any length of time. Born in St. Catharines, Ont., Wipper became an accomplished athlete due largely to his drive and fierce determination. He excelled in lacrosse, playing on Peterborough teams that won four national Mann Cup titles at the senior A level. Tall and strong, he led by example with toughness and perseverance

and earned the respect mination to provide of teammates and the city with needed opponents alike. parks and rec faciliFollowing graduties. He spearheaded a ation from McGill drive to obtain land for University, Wipper in parks, to build more 1956 moved west to facilities and to offer Nanaimo at the urging community recreof former Peterborational programs. We ough teammate Don can thank his leaderAshbee and signed ship for many of the on as player/coach of facilities we now enjoy. the Nanaimo senior As tough as he had A Timbermen. It was been on the lacrosse a landmark decision floor, Wipper was and a historic year for equally tough across sports in our city. In the board table. You his portion of a shared wouldn’t get any handeulogy at the service, outs from Harry. But Ashbee recalled the he was always willing ’56 team that Wipper to meet groups halfled to the Mann Cup way. He encouraged championship, achievcost-sharing proposals ing what is and empowcommonly ered sports THORPE regarded as groups and REPORT the greatest service moment in clubs such Ian Thorpe Columnist Nanaimo as Rotary sports and Kinshistory. men to That alone sponsor would have projects by assured offering as Wipper’s much supplace in port as posNanaimo sible. history. But he went on As well, recreational to accomplish so much programming was more… developed, and projIn 1958, mayor Pete ects supported such Maffeo decided to as the B.C. Summer amalgamate the city’s Games in 1985, and parks board, recrebringing the Vanation commission and couver Whitecaps to arena commission. Nanaimo for their Wipper successfully training camp in 1983. applied for the job as “One of the main manager of the new reasons we’re here is department, thus Harry Wipper,” said becoming Nanaimo’s Whitecaps general first director of parks manager Peter Bridgeand recreation. water at the time. Nanaimo was a “He’s a real dynamo.” much different town Wipper made possiin those days: Comble the infrastructure mercial Street was for sports and recthe business centre, reation in Nanaimo. the only arena was The developments the Civic and there he oversaw included were virtually no recMaffeo Sutton Park, reational programs. May Richards Bennett Wipper had the vision Pioneer Park, Robins to foresee Nanaimo’s Park, tennis courts growth and the deterand field houses. Har-

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The Nanaimo Buccaneers will find out in a couple of weeks if their ship is going to set sail, or sink. The prospective junior B hockey club has made application for a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League franchise and will now wait for B.C. Hockey to make a decision. Bonnie Unwin, coordinator of registration with B.C. Hockey, confirmed that her association received Nanaimo’s bid by

the April 1 deadline. Phil and Brenda Levesque are the owners of the Buccaneers; Brad Knight would be coach and general manager. Unwin said the application is expected to be tabled at a B.C. Hockey executive meeting in Vancouver the first weekend of May. VIJHL president Greg Batters hopes for a positive outcome; in the meantime, he’s anxious. “We can’t do our schedule; it hamstrings us a little bit,” he said. He envisions a waiver draft to help Nanaimo and Westshore, another new team, flesh out their rosters. But again, he can’t proceed until B.C. Hockey gives the Bucs the go-ahead. Batters said he loves the idea

Senior A T-men start up The Nanaimo Coastal Windows Timbermen signed a hard-nosed player as they work to get ready for training camp. The city’s Western Lacrosse Association club announced the addition of Dustin Dunn, a back-end or transition player, from Ontario’s Brooklin

Redmen. Dunn is a 24-year-old who “plays with a real edge”, said Earl Nicholson, Timbermen GM, in a press release. “[He] is a good looseball player and can really transition the ball up the floor in a hurry.” Training camp opens Tuesday (April 24).

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