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A new unit next to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital’s emergency department is reducing congestion in the ER and freeing up in-patient beds elsewhere in the hospital. The five-bed clinical decision unit, staffed by ER physicians, opened adjacent to the ER last November. Suzanne Fox, manager of the hospital’s emergency services, said the unit is for patients who need a little more treatment than emergency services can offer, but often only need to stay a short period of time. Previously, those patients would end up on a stretcher in the ER hallway, waiting to go into an inpatient bed. “Which means they may stay a bit longer than required,” said Fox. Patients considered for admission for the CDU include those with asthma, abdominal pain, back pain, or needing a blood transfusion or services to be set up in their homes. There is no physician assessing patients overnight in the in-patient tower, but in the CDU, an ER doctor assesses patients both overnight and more often. “We’re seeing many patients get discharged within that 12- to 48-hour period,” she said. “We’re freeing up the longer-stay beds in the tower. We have better flow of patients in the hospital because of it.” ◆ See ‘REVENUE’ ‘ /4

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Track and field athletes might not reach the finish line this spring. They might not even get to the starting blocks. A vote last week by B.C. teachers means some school sports seasons have been cancelled and others are in jeopardy. This Saturday (April 28), Nanaimo’s Rotary Bowl stadium is booked for the North Island high school track and field championships. Campbell River Christian, a private school, has agreed to organize the meet. That team will be at the track that morning at 9 a.m. sharp. “And I’m not exactly sure what other schools will be there,” said Bob Saunders, coach of the Dover Bay Secondary School track and field team. “Everything’s changing on a daily basis. We’re on a roller coaster right now.” Between April 17-19, members of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation voted 73 per cent in favour of a resistance strategy against Bill 22, the province’s Education Improvement Act. It’s meant a withdrawal of participation in all volunteer activities. A clear majority of teachers made the decision, but it doesn’t necessarily sit well with a clear majority of coaches. “There are a lot of coaches who love teaching, but we love coaching as part of that, too…” said Dave Nelson, athletic director at Dover Bay. ◆ See ‘COACHES’ /5


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Companies outside Nanaimo boundaries will continue to have a fair shot at providing goods and services to the city. One year ago, city staff reviewed its purchasing policy to determine if there were advantages to favouring local companies. Staff determined implementing such a policy would be detrimental to the city’s economy. Council agreed and voted in favour of keeping its current policy Monday. Arguments in favour of a local purchasing preference in a new staff report included protection of local jobs, creating new jobs, keeping taxpayer money within the community and supporting businesses that pay local taxes. But the report also indicated a buy-local policy could result in paying more for goods and services, could result in other areas retaliating by making it more difficult for Nanaimo businesses to work in other communities, and that it would not promote an open, fair and transparent tendering process as encouraged by the provincial and federal governments. Council voted 6-3 Monday to keep the existing policy with one amendment – that local is now defined as within the Regional District of Nanaimo, rather than Nanaimo city limits. Couns. Bill Bestwick, Jim Kipp and Bill McKay voted in favour of a local purchase policy. “I’m disappointed, I’ve got to say, that we’re not going to recognize the local businesses for their contributions to the community,” said McKay. “I’m distressed as we move along that price seems to equate value.” McKay added that money

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Wo rk S a f e B . C . h a s ordered inspections of all B.C. sawmills after a second catastrophic explosion in four months has put the focus on the hazards of processing dry beetle-killed logs in B.C. Interior sawmills. Labour Minister Margaret MacDiarmid said the order went out Tuesday, as firefighters were still dealing with the fire following Monday’s mill explosion and fire in Prince George. “There is a common factor here, and we’re all aware of it, and it’s saw-

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Country Grocer co-founder Peter Cavin was honoured by colleagues in the grocery industry, but insisted on sharing the spotlight. “It’s very flattering, but I’ve got to give a lot of credit to my partners,” he said. Cavin, who founded Country Grocer with his brother-in-law Mark Wilson and business partners Wally Large and Henry Zwynenburg, was recognized as “a true Canadian grocery entrepreneur” by the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers in Vancouver on April 22. Cavin was presented with the book Celebrating 50 Grocery Entrepreneurs in Canada. It tells the stories of 50 independent grocers – including Country Grocer – in business today who are considered to be true entrepreneurs. Today, Country Grocer employs 650 people at stores in Nanaimo, Esquimalt, Royal Oak, Cobble Hill, Lake Cowichan and on Salt Spring Island. The company is preparing to open its largest store at a second location in Nanaimo in November.

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dust,” MacDiarmid said. “So although we don’t know what caused the initial fires or explosions, we know that sawdust may be a factor.” MacDiarmid said WorkSafeB.C. does not have a specific policy for dust control in mills. A meeting was convened Wednesday with government, WorkSafeB.C., industry and union representatives to determine their next steps. The B.C. Coroners Service confirmed two of 25 mill employees on site died after an explosion rocked the Lakeland Mills sawmill. The explosion and fire occurred on

night shift, similar to the Jan. 20 explosion at the Babine Forest Products mill in Burns Lake that killed two workers and destroyed the mill. Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson called for an investigation of hazards for all B.C. mills that process dry logs from the mountain pine beetle infestation. Simpson said there are anecdotal reports of combustion of fine dust and volatile powdered resin from the wood, much of which has been dead standing for several years. He cautioned that there is no indication yet what

caused either fire, but fibreboard mills deal with a similar dust hazard. Brian Butler, first vicepresident of the United Steelworkers local 1-1937, said he expects sawmill owners to do preventative work immediately on the off-chance that the recent fires were caused by dust and he intends to talk to companies about this in the next week. “It is concerning,” he said. “All sawmills have an accumulation of dust. Anything that can be done to ensure it never happens again … is a positive move.” editor@nanaimobulletin.com – With files from Jenn McGarrigle

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spent at local businesses circulates throughout the community several times, whereas money spent elsewhere has no local benefit. In 2011, the city spent $18.4 million locally for goods and services and more than $24 million with businesses outside city limits, said Brian Clemens, director of finance. He added that the majority of all request for proposal money spent remained in the midIsland region or with Vancouver Island companies. “Local is hard to define,” he said. “Sometimes it’s necessary to purchase goods and services elsewhere because what we need isn’t available here.” The latest report said nearly all complaints about non-local suppliers relate to purchases under $25,000 where no formal RFP is required. One change in policy out of the 2011 review is that RFPs and tenders do not need to be publicly advertised unless the cost is expected to exceed $75,000. For any RFPs or tenders up to that cost, three vendors can be approached for quotes. Coun. Fred Pattje, who voted for keeping the current policy, said providing an uneven playing field would send a mixed message to other cities. “One of the best things we’ve done with council is to get going on the Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation and that is based on more than municipal economics,” Pattje said. “It’s regional, if not beyond that, and it would be a contradiction to make it harder for businesses from beyond our borders to compete here and it would send a confusing message.” Pattje said it’s council’s duty to get the best value for taxpayers and the possibility of other locales putting Nanaimo at a disadvantage in retaliation was a real possibility. “Ultimately, Nanaimo taxpayers get the best benefit when we pay the lowest price,” he said.

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Coaches trying to get creative ◆ From /1 School sports seasons haven’t been shut down. Elementary school district and zone track and field championships have been scuttled, but B.C. School Sports announced this week that almost all high school spring sports seasons will continue. In Nanaimo, however, there might be a shortage of participating teams. That’s because the school district has a long-standing policy that all sports teams operate with a school staff sponsor. Parents or community coaches won’t be permitted to pick up the slack. “The policy’s not new, it’s just been overlooked or not really followed,” said Nelson. “All of a sudden with this magnifying glass on extracurricular activities, now it’s come out.” Bill Rounis, viceprincipal at Cedar Community Secondary School, said the girls’ soccer team was going to be led by a community coach. On Tuesday he was waiting to find out how other Nanaimo schools were going to proceed with their teams. “I think there’s going to be similar decisions throughout,” he said. That was the hope, said Nelson, but now h e d o e s n’ t t h i n k there’s going to be any kind of district-wide consensus. “Some coaches will choose to continue and we’ll support them as best we can and some will choose not to and in those cases, we won’t be able to offer a team and we’ll have to shut the season down,” he said. Woodlands Secondary School athletic director Zed Malenica said principal Dave Stupich can coach girls’ soccer, since he is an administrator. At John Barsby Community Secondary School, athletic director Rob Stevenson said he can still run spring football by offering the program through the neighbourhood’s South-Side Minor Football Association. “There’s definitely situations where teachers are going to go against the majority of the vote and continue

to coach because they feel it’s important and they feel like the union doesn’t have the right to tell them what they can do on their own time,” Nelson said. Derek DeGear, president of the Nanaimo District Teachers’ Association, said he isn’t aware of any teachers who are refusing to comply with the union’s vote. “Somebody who’s choosing to do otherwise is really disrespecting a difficult decision made by their colleagues…” he said. “The members spoke clearly that we can’t volunteer while we’re watching our entire rights as workers disappear, or the rights of kids to quality education.” DeGear said the union reco gniz ed, before last week’s vote, that withdrawing extra-curriculars wasn’t going to come without a reaction from the community. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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Teachers’ decision already having effect BY JENN McGARRIGLE THE NEWS BULLETIN

A decision by teachers to withdraw from extra-curricular activities is already affecting some students and families. Teachers provincewide voted 73 per cent in favour of withdrawing voluntary work, such as coaching sports teams and supervising student clubs, as part of an action plan to resist Bill 22. The action took effect Monday. Eli Linsenmeier, a Grade 12 student at John Barsby Secondary School, will miss the chance to perform in the provincial drama festival in May – organizers decided earlier this month to cancel the event altogether due to the proposed teacher action. “It sucks because John Barsby has never gone to provincials before,” he said. “It was heartbreaking. We were so excited when we learned that we were going. We raised quite a bit of money to go.” Jamie Ruddick, a

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able to go ahead without a district employee sponsor. “I know that teachers are frustrated, but there’s got to be a better

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The Columbia Fuels t r u ck d r ive r wh o crashed and spilled 42,700 litres of fuel into Goldstream River last year is being charged with three new counts for environmental damage. James Allan Smith, of Nanaimo, was charged with two counts under the Environmental Management Act and one under the Fisheries Act.

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Act, Smith is charged with depositing gasoline and diesel into an environment where it might enter water frequented by fish. The allegations stem from when a Victoriabound Columbia Fuels truck flipped in the s-turns on the Malahat Drive April 16, 2011, and plowed into the rock face. The b-train truck spilled 42,000 litres of gasoline and 700 litres of diesel into a culvert that emptied into the

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specific sentences Smith would face if found guilty. Some small pockets of fuel remain near the crash site, but overall Goldstream River is returning to health. Columbia Fuels is funding a restoration effort in concert with area First Nations, the Goldstream hatchery and the Ministry of Environment. Smith is also facing charges of impaired driving and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle in relation to the crash. He is expected to plead guilty to one of these charges today (April 26) in Victoria. editor@nanaimobulletin.com

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New legislation to regulate commercial dog and cat breeding was proposed Monday. Jane Thor nthwaite, North Vancouver-Seymour MLA, introduced a private members’ bill that would set standards of care for breeders with three or more female dogs or cats of reproductive age. The bill specifies daily feedings, as well as minimum standards for sanitation, shelter and transportation. The bill sets a maximum of three litters in three years for each mother animal, and a lifetime maximum of six litters. Breeders would be required to wean puppies or kittens onto solid food by seven weeks of age before they can be sold or “rehomed.” Thor nthwaite said B.C.’s current Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act isn’t specific enough to deal with unscrupulous operators of “puppy mills” who abuse breeding animals for profit. The current legislation prohibits owners from causing animals “to be in distress” and empowers the SPCA to inspect and enforce the law. The new regulations will give the SPCA more authority to regulate or shut down breeding operations that don’t meet the standards, she said. “What happens now is that a lot of these dogs and cats are just bred over and over again,” Thornthwaite said. “The animals are taken away from their parents much too soon.” The proposed changes are supported by the pet industry’s national association and B.C. Environment Minister Terry Lake, a veterinarian.

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The hazy subject of decriminalizing marijuana got support from Island local government officials this month. The issue has filtered through all three levels of Canadian government, with the most recent being political representatives at the recent Association of Vancouver Island Costal Communities convention in Ucluelet. The municipality of Metchosin put forward a motion to decriminalize marijuana, claiming prohibition is a failed policy that has cost millions of dollars in police, court, jail and social costs. It also indicates legalizing the leafy plant would provide tax revenues. About 75 per cent of 240 AVICC delegates, including municipal councillors and regional directors, endorsed the motion, paving the way for individual member municipalities to lobby senior levels of government. Nanaimo Mayor John Ruttan said he did not endorse the motion, saying he’s concerned legalizing pot might encourage young people to try it who otherwise might not. “There was some very interesting debate on the subject,” said Ruttan. “But we’ve spent millions of dollars at the provincial and federal level on campaigns to encourage young people to stop smoking and not to ever start. Now we’ve got a group that wants to legalize marijuana. “You’ve either got a ban on smoking, on all types, or not. I can’t be convinced unless there’s a medical reason I’m not aware of that smoking marijuana will be good for you.” Ruttan added he doesn’t believe legalizing pot would result in the elimination of the criminal element surrounding the plant. “I would suggest that organized crime would simply move into harder drugs,” he said. The AVICC endorsement sends the resolution to next fall’s Union of British Columbia Municipalities conference, where delegates from across the province will discuss the issue. In February, four former B.C. attorneys general joined a coalition of health and justice experts calling for the legalization of marijuana. Last week at the Summit of the Americas in Colombia, Prime Minister Stephen Harper admitted the war on drugs “is not working”. AVICC has 51 member municipalities and regional districts and formed to represent local governments of Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast, Powell River and the Central Coast. reporter2@nanaimobulletin.com

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Economy can’t be in isolation Nanaimo council’s decision to stick to its guns on its purchasing policy was the right move, but also a sigh of relief. The majority of councillors felt it was the right move to avoid insulating Nanaimo’s economy by favouring local businesses when it came to responding to requests for proposals and tenders for goods and services required by the city. Implementing a policy favouring local business would have created a closed economy, dampened innovation and competitiveness, and sent a message to other communities suggesting we are not open for business, at least not theirs. Just as council spends a lot of money and effort on attracting tourism and outside investment is not the time to build barriers to that business. Nanaimo is part of a web of business that extends far beyond our own municipal boundaries. For our own economy to survive, to create jobs and increase wealth, we must link ourselves to the outside world. We cannot cling to outdated thinking. Our own businesses expect reciprocity from other communities and as a result are able to thrive, hire more employees and grow their business. Other locales need goods and services we can provide and we need theirs. On a personal level, buying local has definite merit. Some want to purchase food grown locally, or frequent shops with local ownership as a nod to the environment or simply for community pride. Spending a few more dollars to shop local is often worth it. But when it comes to taxpayers’ money, and the city has been reminded of this time and time again by residents, it must seek the absolute best bang for the buck. In competitions for service and goods, this can only be achieved by looking both within and beyond our borders. Being on an island, Nanaimo is already isolated. But it doesn’t mean our economy has to be. 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

Imagining a government under NDP NDP victories in two byelecgovernment experience, so pencil tions bring the standings in the him in as municipal affairs minlegislature to 46 B.C. Liberals, 36 ister. A long-time supporter of the NDP and three independents, one B.C. Liberals, Trasolini should of whom has pledged allegiance to clarify if he endorses the NDP conthe B.C. Conservatives. stitution, which still opposes all B.C. Conservative leader John profit-making activity. Cummins put a brave face on his He’s not the only high-profile third-place finish in Port Moodynewcomer likely to be included in Coquitlam and Chilliwack-Hope. an Adrian Dix cabinet. Even in bedrock conNew NDP candidates servative Fraser Valley from union executive B.C. farm country, in a proranks will likely include VIEWS test byelection with a long-time Hospital high-profile candidate, Employees’ Union presiTom Fletcher the B.C. Conservatives dent Judy Darcy. She Black Press managed to attract just no longer talks about enough to deliver a bringing a “Marxist landmark NDP seat. analysis” to economic The NDP was helped matters. by the absence of the Darcy is now best B.C. Green Party on the known for leading the byelection ballots, with long court battle against most of its five-per-cent the B.C. Liberal governsupport from 2009 prement’s contract-breaksumably going to the winners. ing legislation of 2002. Cummins said his party’s The eventual decision of the goal going into the Port MoodySupreme Court of Canada basicalCoquitlam vote, with an unknown ly invented a constitutional right candidate and a handful of to collective bargaining. (The high volunteers, was to break 10 per court could also ponder if there cent. They got 15 per cent and he might be a right not to belong to a declared a moral victory. union, but that’s another story.) Cummins rejected a possible Then there’s George Heyman, merger with the “discredited” B.C. the long-time B.C. Government Liberals. Premier Christy Clark Employees’ Union president. was equally emphatic that she will After leaving the BCGEU, be the leader of the “free enterHeyman has taken a turn as execuprise coalition” in the 2013 elective director of Sierra Club B.C., tion. So the stage is set for an NDP a branch plant of the U.S. enviromajority government. machine that works against B.C. What will that look like? Well, forest, mining, power and petroPort Moody mayor-turned-MLA leum development. Joe Trasolini has a wealth of local These folks would be work-

ing with Stephen Howard, who went from senior positions at the BCGEU and CUPE to his current role as Dix’s chief of staff. Dix, of course, benefited from the sudden ouster of Carole James, who made the mistake of trying to loosen big labour’s grip on the NDP and modernize some of its quaint 1930s notions. Then we have B.C.’s third-largest political party, the B.C. Teachers’ Federation, which has already confirmed it will continue its long campaign to replace the B.C. Liberals with the NDP next year. Such a team brings impressive experience, but unfortunately for taxpayers, much of that experience has been in extracting money from the public treasury. And if recent B.C. history is any guide, this fundamental conflict of interest will receive little or no media attention in the months to come. Instead, the conventional wisdom will be that voters want “change.” ◆ Correction: Last week’s column referred to the 1971 Greenpeace campaign against atmospheric nuclear testing. That protest boat was directed at a U.S. nuclear test off Alaska, not a Soviet test as stated. Subsequent Greenpeace protests targeted the Soviet slaughter of grey whales, and the last atmospheric nuclear tests, conducted by France in the South Pacific. ◆ Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca


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Government interference illegitimate To the Editor, Re: Environmentalism 101 ffor dummies, B.C. Views, April 19. Tom Fletcher scorns the environmental movement and gloats approvingly to see David Suzuki, among other environmentalists, hamstrung by threats of charitable status removal by the federal Conservatives if their organizations indulge in “political activities”. Strangely, it appears that charitable organizations that agree with the Conservatives’ ideology are not considered political.

For example, the Fraser Institute, a registered charity eligible for tax exemptions which atdvocates for ‘free markets’, unregistered guns, private health care and education is not considered to be political, neither does its alleged funding by Exxon Mobile cause the same distress as the Suzuki Foundation. An even bigger oversight is the Manning Centre for Building Democracy, still listed as a charity under the name “Manning Foundation for Democratic Education” by Revenue Canada. Their

home page states its objective as “Building Canada’s Conservative Movement”; surely a political objective. The courts have already defined “political activity “as seeking to further the interests of a particular party or candidate for political office.” As none of the activities of any environmental organizations that I know of meet that criteria they should not be facing threats, especially while the blatantly political Manning Centre is allowed to continue to exist on the taxpayers’ dime.

A great example of building democracy. Once again, the Conservative government, in its fervor to silence dissent, has overreached the law. What is really strange is the applause of this illegitimate government interference in the free activities and speech of its citizens by libertarian conservative supporters such as Fletcher. Strange that they should be so supportive of arbitrary government control. Liz Fox Lantzville

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Students need additional support to succeed To the Editor, Re: University credit offered at no cost, April 19. Thanks for teaming up to help students get into university. But VIU instructors will attest there is more to university than paying fees. Rather, success is dependent on students developing strategies for review of daily class materials. Few students entering university review classes effectively. This is a barrier to success. On the other hand, some diligent students create reviews from flash cards. They test themselves with these and make stacks of the cards they learn. While the stacks of mastered cards gets taller, the stack of unknowns gets smaller and may finally disappear. On the other hand, the Internet has sites for students to team up and make digital flashcards and share them online at no cost. They can quiz themselves with the paperless tests, much as they would with flash cards. The websites are free and give students more opportunity for success. They also allow the digital cards to be turned into full-fledged class notes that are “flashnotes”. Perhaps VIU and the school district will team up to show students where to find the sites. Joel Rosenau Nanaimo

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Conservatives give away our resources To the Editor, Prime Minister Stephen Harper opposes Cubans participating in the Organization of American States meeting, while bending over backwards to support the purchase of large areas of Alberta’s tar sands by Chinese communistowned oil companies. These digressive conservatives are even lobbying for a pipeline that will trash huge areas of pristine B.C. forests so the Chinese can get at our oil.

Last month Harper praised the “success” of Canadian actions in Libya, where the rebels he supported with 30,000 bombs have vowed to make no laws that conflict with sharia law. With this measure of success, we may expect similar laws here to help fill those extra jails he wants us to build. They did provide funding for the Dayliner on Vancouver Island to resume passenger service. Too bad they’ve got nothing else right – this majority government that was only supported by 39 per cent of Canadian voters. Jim Erkiletian Nanaimo

Climate consensus simply doesn’t exist To the Editor, Re: Credentials crucial in gauging authority, Letters, April 21. David Geselbracht says that I am a mechanical engineer (my specialization is thermofluids, which is very relevant to climate change since the atmosphere and oceans are massive thermo-fluid systems) and that this somehow makes me unqualified to comment on an article written by a fruit fly geneticist about climate change. Need I say more on that? The fact that the trace gas carbon dioxide is now a

bit less trace than it was in the past millennia is insignificant if CO2 is not a major driver of climate change and so was not mentioned in my guest column. Based on Geselbracht’s apparent definition of pollution, water and even peanut butter must be a pollutant since “too much of a good thing can be a bad thing.” I guess everything is pollution then? “Too much warming” would obviously be a bad thing. But, how much is too much? Is the 0.7 C warming of the past century too much? No. Is a further degree warming too much? No. Regardless, the debate is how much are humans contributing, which, according to the many papers cited at www.nipccreport.org, appears to be very small. The ICSC includes many leading climate experts, just not those with whom Geselbracht agrees, apparently. There is no “consensus of expert climate scientists” about the causes of climate change. If there were, then we would have to consider their opinion seriously, but there has never been a reputable worldwide poll of the scientists who focus on the causes of climate change. Tom Harris Montreal

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Delegates with the B.C. Ferry and Marine Workers’ Union have chosen the top two candidates for each of the four positions on its executive council.

The 150 delegates voted Wednesday during the union’s annual five-day convention at the Coast Bastion Inn in Nanaimo.

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Dale Wik had a strong desire to complete an important task before retiring from her position as co-ordinator of Vancouver Island University’s Writing Centre. This spring she travelled to Central America with support from VIU Faculty Association professional development funding to assist faculty at the University of Belize establish a Writing Centre at the main

campus in Belmopan. “ T h e U n ive r s i t y of Belize is trying to do what universities around the world are trying to do – include more non-traditional students in their programs,” said Wik. “As they reach out to these people who are traditionally underserved, they recognize students need more support.” The University of Belize was organized in 2000 through a merger of five post-secondary institutions. It has grown from about 2,000 students to more than 4,000. Wik’s connection to the university evolved through her friendship

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tegic Plan, approved in 2011. When Wik learned that the University of Belize was looking at the possibility of opening a writing centre, she knew she could provide guidance. Wik linked UB to the Canadian Writing Centres Association, which enables those involved in establishing a fledgling centre to learn from the experiences of others who may have faced similar challenges. Wik was also able to provide UB officials with a Writing Centre tutor training manual developed by Jo-Anne Andre at the University of Calgary. While Wik is retiring from her position at the VIU writing centre this spring, she intends to continue supporting U B staff and faculty as they consider options to establish a writing centre and promote literacy in the country of 345,000 people. Wik is also supporting initiatives such as VIU’s offer to refurbish computers for use in Belize, and a major project by Wolfe and Macfarlane to implement a disaster mitigation project in the Belize River Valley.

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CITY OF NANAIMO MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT REPORT

ADVANCE NOTICE OF THE NEXT REVIEW PERIOD FOR OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENTS APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE 2012-MAY-01

PROVINCIAL PROPERTY TAX DEFERMENT PROGRAM You may qualify if you are: Age 55 or older; a widow or widower, or a disabled person as defined by regulation.

FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN PROPERTY Council adopted planNanaimo as the City’s Official Community Plan (OCP) 2008 Bylaw No. TAX DEFERMENT PROGRAM 6500 on 2008-SEP-08. Council’s policy under Goal Seven – Work Towards A Sustainable Qualifying homeowners who are financially supporting Nanaimo, is to consider general OCP amendment applications twice a year. a dependent child under age 18 may qualify to defer Under the approved process, Council will consider applications received by 2012-MAY-01 for general Official Community Plan amendments. The final decision regarding bylaws before Council in this review period will normally occur prior to 2012-OCT-31. General Plan amendment applications received after 2012-MAY-01 will not be considered for a Plan amendment until the next review period. Information and application forms are available by contacting: Community Planning Section Community Safety and Development Div. City Hall Annex 238 Franklyn Street, Nanaimo Ph (250) 755-4483

CITY HAPPENINGS COUNCIL KEY DATE CALENDAR - 2012

HAREWOOD CENTENNIAL PARK IMPROVEMENT PLAN PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE WILL BE HELD: Wednesday, May 2nd, 6-9 pm @ John Barsby School multi-purpose room 550 50 7th t stree street st eet

In an ongoing i effort ff t tto update d t and d iimprove N Nanaimo’s i ’ parks k system, the City of Nanaimo, Parks Recreation and Culture Commission (PRCC) is hosting an open house and survey regarding potential improvements to Harewood Centennial Park on May 2, 2012. This process is intended to give residents an opportunity to provide input into the vision of Harewood Centennial Park and improvements to the park over the next few years. The purpose of the park improvement plan is to: • Work with park user groups and residents to determine necessary and desired park improvements. • Improve Harewood Centennial Park to meet the changing community recreation needs by updating facilities for safety, accessibility and general appearance. • Increase maintenance and design standards to create a friendlier park and trail environment for all. • To encourage more community and school use of the park. • To create a comfortable and meaningful outdoor gathering and recreational space. • To support and encourage community wellness and active living. This is the second public open house regarding Harewood Centennial Park. An overall schematic park improvement plan will be presented that shows input from previous sessions as well as input from the Harewood Residents’ Association, and students and staff at John Barsby Secondary School. It is hoped that a final park improvement plan (including phasing plan and budget) will be presented to the PRCC for adoption in the fall of 2012. Residents and park users are encouraged to attend the open house and/or complete the online survey.

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property taxes on their principal residence. There are certain qualifying factors for the above programs. Contact the Province’s Property Tax Deferment Office 1-250-387-0555 www.nanaimo.ca/goto/TaxDefer g Applications are available at Nanaimo City Hall, Government Agents Offices, or through the Provincial Government website at: www.rev.gov.bc.ca/rpt g p 2012 Completed applications are due before 4:30 p.m. on July 3 to avoid any penalties. Unapproved applications are subject to full penalties.

2012 WATER USAGE REGULATIONS NOTICE NO WATERING BETWEEN 10:00 A.M. AND 4:00 P.M. Starting June 1st & ending September 30th, 2012 EVEN NUMBERED HOMES, APARTMENTS, STRATA UNITS, MOBILE HOMES ETC. Residence unit number or address number ending in an even number - Watering is allowed on even days of the month (June 2, 4, 6 etc.) ODD NUMBERED HOMES, APARTMENTS, STRATA UNITS, MOBILE HOMES, ETC. Residences unit number or address number ending in an odd number - Watering is allowed on odd days of the month (June 1, 3, 5 etc.) As summer approaches, we would like to remind you that WATER USAGE REGULATIONS come ome into effect effe JUNE 1, 2012 andd will end SEPT SEPTEMBER 30, 2012. These restrictions are intended to ensure that ALL residents receive an adequate supply of water throughout the summer months and that sufficient reserves supplies are available should they be required for emergency fire fighting purposes. PLEASE NOTE: Parking lot or driveway washing is not permitted and washing of automobiles will only bee permitted on regular washing days within the allowablee hours. PLEASE RETAIN FOR YOUR REFERENCE Your cooperation is appreciated. Should you have an ny questions or require any assistance, please call:

All City of Nanaimo Council Meetings and Public Hearings commence at 7:00 p.m., and will be held in the Shaw Auditorium, Port of Nanaimo Centre, located at 80 Commercial Street. All City of Nanaimo Finance/Policy Committee of the Whole Meetings commence at 4:30 p.m., and will be held in the Shaw Auditorium, Port of Nanaimo Centre, located at 80 Commercial Street. April 30 .......................................Council Meeting May 3............................................. Public Hearing May 7.......................... Finance/Policy Committee of the Whole May 14.........................................Council Meeting May 15......... Deadline - Adoption of Tax Rates & Financial Plan Bylaws May 21............................................VICTORIA DAY May 28.........................................Council Meeting June 1 to 4 ............FCM Convention - Saskatoon June 7 ........................................... Public Hearing June 11 .......................................Council Meeting June 18 ...................... Finance/Policy Committee of the Whole June 25 .......................................Council Meeting July 2 .............................................. CANADA DAY

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COUNCILLORS George Anderson - Cell: 250-713-8201 Bill Bestwick - Res: 250-753-7065 Diane Brennan - Cell: 250-713-6996 Ted Greves - Res. 250-729-0714 Diana Johnstone - Res: 250-754-9996 Jim Kipp - Res: 250-753-5212 Bill McKay - Cell: 250-668-5969 Fred Pattje - Res: 250-758-7575

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Maffeo Sutton Park will be full of energy Saturday (April 28). Kim Goldberg, a tai chi practitioner, is hosting a free qigong lesson in the park at 10 a.m. as part of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day. Qigong (pronounced chee gung) means ‘life energy cultivation’, with roots in ancient Chinese culture dating back more than 4,000 years. Goldberg leads participants on a tour of the five major organs of the body using sound and visualization.

“Qigong is an important component of traditional Chinese medicine where it is used to prevent and correct many health problems,” said Goldberg. “Specific health and emotional problems can often be traced to energy blockage within a particular organ in ways that might surprise people.” Qigong is a system of slow, fluid movements of the limbs and torso, combined with focused awareness and specific visualizations, to guide life energy through the body. Tai chi is a martial art and health exercise that incorporates qigong. World Tai Chi and Qigong Day is held annually on the last Saturday in April.

Communication skills vital for Alzheimer caregivers Communication is essential for expressing thoughts and beliefs, and plays an important role in shaping relationships with others. However, many family caregivers find it increasingly difficult to understand and connect with those who have Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. Help is available through Understanding Communication, a free tele-workshop

hosted today (April 26) by the Alzheimer Society of B.C. It allows participants to gain insight on effective communication strategies. The seminar begins at 7 p.m., with optional online slides also available. To connect, please call 1-866-994-7745 and enter the pass code 1122333 or visit www.alzheimerbc.org, click on Understanding Communications and enter as a guest.

WƵďůŝĐŶŽƟĐĞ͗ƌŝƟƐŚŽůƵŵďŝĂhƟůŝƟĞƐŽŵŵŝƐƐŝŽŶ FORTISBC ENERGY UTILITIES INTEND TO AMALGAMATE A NATUR A AL GAS SERVICE IN B.C. AND IMPLEMENT COMMON RATES A On April 11, 2012, the FortisBC Energy Utilities applied to the British Columbia Utilities Commission to amalgamate their natural gas utilities across the province and to implement common rates and services across their service areas starting January 1, 2014. Currently, FortisBC Energy Utilities is made up of three separate natural gas companies, operating in six service areas. The companies have their own services, service agreements (tariffs) and rates. If approved, the application would combine the three companies into one, under a single tariff, with common rates for the various regions. This Application has different implications for customers in each service area. If approved, customers in the Vancouver Island and Whistler service areas will see rate decreases, while customers in the Lower Mainland, Columbia, Inland, and Fort Nelson service areas will see an overall rate increase. PUBLIC REVIEW PROCESS The Commission is initiating a review of FortisBC Energy Utilities’ Application. To view the timetable for this hearing and the Application go to www.bcuc.com select “Current Applications” under “Quick Links” and scroll to “FEU Common Rates, Amalgamation and Rate Design.” HOW TO GET INVOLVED If you wish to participate actively in the review process, you may register as an Intervener or an Interested Party with the Commission Secretary in writing, using the contact information at the end of this notice. All submissions and/or correspondence received from active participants or the general public relating to the Application will be placed on the public record and posted to the Commission’s website. If you wish to attend the Public Workshop or the Procedural Conference please register with the Commission Secretary using the contact information at the end of this Notice. FOR MORE INFORMATION A OR TO REGISTER For more information please contact Ms. Alanna Gillis, Acting Commission Secretary at Commission.Secretary@bcuc.com or using the Commission contact information.

WORKSHOP FortisBC Energy will explain the Application and answer questions. Date

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PROCEDURAL CONFERENCE The Commission will consider the regulatory process to review the Application. Date

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VIEW THE APPLICATION A The Application and all supporting documentation are available on the Commission’s website on the Current Applications page (www.bcuc.com) and on the FortisBC website (www.fortisbc.com). If you would like to review the material in hard copy, it is available at the locations below: FortisBC Energy Utilities Inc. Head Office 16705 Fraser Highway Surrey, BC V4N 0E8

FortisBC Energy Utilities Inc. Kelowna Office 1975 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC V1Y 7V7

FortisBC Energy Utilities Inc. Victoria Office 320 Garbally Road Victoria, BC V8T 2K1

FortisBC Energy Utilities Inc. Fort Nelson Office 3901 Nahanni Drive Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0

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Festival boosts child literacy BY MELISSA FRYER THE NEWS BULLETIN

Variety and engaging speakers are two parts of a formula to get kids interested in reading and books. Organizers at BookFest, the annual literacy event in downtown Nanaimo, aimed for a collection of authors who appealed to the imaginations of children ages five to 12. The lineup of nine authors and illustrators includes writers of historical fiction from Métis, Chinese and Inuit traditions, fantasy and more. “There is a graphic artist which I don’t think we’ve had before,” said Barb Kerfoot, in charge of publicity and promotion for the festival. Leading 45-minute sessions are Werner Zimmermann; Paul Yee; Joan Betty Struchner; Martin Springett; Andrea Beck; Mike Deas; Julie Flett; Michael Kusugak; and Julie Lawson. For a description of the authors, please see page 22. A majority of the authors come from a teaching background and infuse their presentations with humour, dramat◆ BOOKFEST at Port ics and activities. Theatre and other “They don’t just downtown venues May want to stand in 5, 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. front of them and Tickets $10-25. Call talk,” Kerfoot said. 250-754-8550. BookFest started in 1986 as a way to encourage reading and interest in literature among children. Since then, it’s grown to include lunchtime activities, like entertainment and face-painting, plus pre-school programs, which are free to attend. Lunchtime entertainment is provided by Jangano Marimba Band, a teen group from Oceanside. BookFest is set for May 5 at downtown venues. Tickets are $10 per child, which includes three sessions with authors or illustrators; $25/family of three or more. Adults attend for free but must have a child with them. Tickets are available through the Port Theatre ticket centre at www.porttheatre.com or 250-754-8550. For more information on the event, please visit www.bookfest.ca.

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Crystal Shawanda knew she was going to be a singer and musician from the moment she uttered her first words. She performs songs from her new album in Nanaimo Sunday (April 29).

Country singer living life-long dream BY MELISSA FRYER THE NEWS BULLETIN

When kids her age were climbing trees or preparing goodies in EasyBake ovens, Crystal Shawanda was producing and starring in musical showcases. The Canadian country singer grew up on a reserve on Manitoulin Island and would invite singers from across the region to per-

form with her as part of a cable access television show. She was 11 years old. “I started singing as soon as I could make noise,” Shawanda said. “It was a passion of mine.” Performers would show up and ask what she wanted to sing – when they suggested Puff the Magic Dragon, she countered with Folsom Prison Blues.

She readily says she had great support from the performers, staff at the cable access channel and most of all her parents. “My parents love music,” Shawanda said. “They’re both dreamers – we never had a lot of money but it never stopped them from dreaming.” Her dad, who owned a small trucking company, would take her along on

long-haul routes through Nashville, where they would stop for Shawanda to perform, even as a child. He encouraged her not only to sing, but also focus on the business of music. “I would get up at every single bar,” she said, adding she shook hands with as many people and collected as many business cards as possible. ◆ See ‘SHAWANDA’ /19

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Back alleys don’t recycle unwanted electronics Environmental

Consumers and businesses in British Columbia have an environmentally sound recycling option.You can drop off a range of acceptable products at designated Collection Sites throughout the province without charge (see “Acceptable Products” list for details). The Electronics Products Recycling Association (EPRA) is a national, not-for-profit fi extended producer responsibility program. EPRA has contracted Encorp Pacific fi (Canada) to deliver the stewardship program under the Return-It™ Electronics brand in BC. The program works to recover and recycle all regulated electronics in a responsible, cost effective manner. The Return-It system also ensures BC’s unwanted electronics are collected and recycled in an environmentally and socially responsible manner by using the Recycler Qualification fi Program (RQP). Since 2007, the EPRA program, previously run by ESABC, has diverted over 70.6 million kilograms of electronics out of BC landfi fills and illegal export, while recovering precious metals and other materials for use in future products. How Electronics are Recycled: Electronics collected in BC are sent to approved recyclers in North America. The items are broken down using various manual and mechanical processes. The remaining products are separated into their individual components for recovery. Through a variety of refining fi and smelting processes, the

ACCEPTABLE PRODUCTS The following items can be recycled free of charge at any Encorp Return-It Electronics™ Collection Site: Display Devices Desktop Computers Portable Computers Computer Peripherals (Keyboards and Mice) Computer Scanners Printers and Fax Machines Non-Cellular Phones and Answering Machines Vehicle Audio and Video Systems (Aftermarket) Home Audio and Video Recording/Playback Systems Personal or Portable Audio and Video Recording/Playback Systems Find a full list of acceptable products at return-it.ca/ electronics/acceptable.

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Shawanda releases album on new label â&#x2014;&#x2020; From /17 Her perseverance paid off and she landed a regular show in Nashville at Tootsieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Orchid Lounge, performing six days a week, three times a day. It was there she met her husband and together they formed their own record label, New Sun Records, which just produced Shawandaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest album. Despite owning her own record label and touring most of the year, she often heads back to the bar where she got her start. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I miss it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I miss my friends,â&#x20AC;? Shawanda said. She and her band tour for more than 200 days a year, making it difficult to spend much time in the recording studio. But Shawanda made it work, releasing Just Like You on Tuesday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve definitely put some blood, sweat and tears into it,â&#x20AC;? she said. But now her baby is out there and the first single Closerr is receiving positive reviews. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You want your kid to be liked and not picked on,â&#x20AC;? she said. Nanaimo fans can hear Closer, as well as more of Shawandaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original material, during a concert at Spice Lounge Sunday (April 29). Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also pick a selection of her favourite songs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love to sing the songs of the people who made me want to sing,â&#x20AC;? she said. For more information, please visit www.crystalshawanda.co. arts@nanaimobulletin.com

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A near-death experience led musician Dave Boland to live a life that is mindful of every moment. He used his new outlook when creating a new album of music, called Soul Whispers, which he

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A group of burlesque performers gather on Friday (April 27) for a show at the Cambie dubbed Eye Candy for Your Sweet Tooth. The show features performances by Lalani Electrica, Roxee Lee, Skandalanna and more. Tickets $12/advance at Culture Craze Woodgrove or the Cambie; $15/door for the show, which starts at 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m.

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BookFest authors aim to appeal to wide range of interests Nine authors and illustrators participate in BookFest 2012. Using tales from her childhood, Andrea Beck describes how she brought her characters Elliot Moose and Pierre Le Poof to life. Using role play and props, Beck explains writing a book from start to finish, for both words and pictures. Ages five and up. Mike Deas’s love for comics started at an early age, and the graphic illustrator shares his current project Graphic Guide Adventures. The Capilano Col-

lege graduate offers tips on story development and artistic demonstrations. Ages nine and up. Julie Flett is a Métis artist who uses photography, drawing and painting to illustrate her stories. She uses her projects as a chance to explore her roots, talk to elders and connect with others in her community. Ages seven and up. Storyteller Michael Kusugak listened to his grandmother tell stories of his Inuit heritage, passing down stories in the oral tradition. Using these ancient stories,

along with his own experiences of living a traditional Inuit lifestyle, complete with dogsleds and igloos, in the Arctic, he crafts stories to transport readers to another world. All ages. In Julie Lawson’s books, children will find cougars, ghosts and Chinese dragons, fishing adventures and quick-talking pirates. Her latest book, one of 20 she wrote after 18 years of teaching, links the ghosts of the Titanic to a 13-year-old boy. Ages 10 and up. Martin Springett shares his lat-

est book, based on a true story that happened in the Comox Valley, about a great Dane that adopted an abandoned fawn. Adult readers would recognize his artwork from Guy Gavriel Kay’s The Fionavar Tapestry Trilogy. Ages nine and up. Joan Betty Struchner challenges children to believe in the impossible. Through her books, children who are clumsy become ballerinas or fiddlers without ever taking a music lesson. Ages seven and up.

Paul Yee creates original stories based in Chinese history in Canada. The people in his stories dig for ore, build roads and share what life was like working on the railroads in the Fraser Canyon. Ages 10 and up. Children might just become part of the story as Werner Zimmermann brings his books to life with props and artwork. He no longer lives in the north but still finds inspiration in winter, like he did for his popular book Snow Day. Ages five and up.

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t stings to lose an MMA fight. It’s heartbreaking to lose by split decision. But it’s even worse the next day, said Nanaimo’s Nick Hinchliffe, to wake up so banged up and battered that you can barely move. “And to know that you didn’t win the war, and you feel that sore and hurt and beat up, that’s when it really sinks in for me.” Nick (the Juggernaut) Hinchliffe (18-8) doesn’t usually have that feeling after his mixed martial arts fights – usually he wins. But Bastien Huveneers (10-3-1), who won that fight in Edmonton a year and a half ago, is one tough customer. Over five rounds he banged up and battered Hinchliffe that night. Did he beat him? Not everyone thought so. “You got robbed; you got robbed,” people told Hinchliffe. “And I said, ‘Yeah, well, it’s my fault for leaving it in the judges’ hands.’ I should have finished it.” This Friday (April 27) at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre, Hinchliffe will get that chance to finish it. The hometown guy will headline Battlefield Fight League 15 against

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Huveneers in a 180-pound catchweight bout. It wasn’t a rematch that was always destined to happen. The bigger, taller Huveneers fights one weight class higher than Hinchliffe, and the Nanaimo fighter was under contract with a different promotion, anyway. But when an offer came up for Hinchliffe to fight on a Battlefield show in his hometown, he was able to get out of his contract. Originally he was supposed to face Tyler Jackson, but Jackson was forced to withdraw. It set up a new main event, one that perhaps should have been the obvious one all along. “Because there was such controversy over our last fight, as soon

as Bastien got word, he took the fight immediately and my hat’s off to him…” Hinchliffe said. “I was like, ‘Yeah, let’s do it.’ So it’s time for Round 6.” Each of the warriors has the experience of five rounds in the cage against the other. Each man has seen the others’ strengths and weaknesses, but all of Hinchliffe’s training, every day, always, is built around trying to eliminate any vulnerabilities. “So that when somebody steps in the cage and fights me, they can’t find a weakness, there is no hole,” he said. “It’s a human chess match and I kind of want to be Bobby Fischer.” Huveneers is the right opponent for Hinchliffe – avenging losses shows improvement and growth, the Nanaimo fighter said. Hinchliffe really, really wants to win. He wants to feel that on Friday night. And he wants to wake up the next morning none the worse for wear. “It’s going to be a barnburner; it’s going to be a very fast-paced round,” he said. “So don’t blink, don’t go to the bathroom, don’t get up for a snack because you could miss something pretty impressive.”

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The Nanaimo Timbermen stepped into the lacrosse box for the start of what they hope is a breakthrough season. The city’s senior A club, the Coastal Windows Timber men, opened training camp on Tuesday night at Frank Crane Arena. As expected, participation numbers were sparse, but that’s just what happens with the overlap of lacrosse seasons. “I understand guys are at school, guys are in the [National Lacrosse League],” said Art Webster, Timber men coach. “It’s probably going to take two weeks before we get everybody in place and then we can start working at our systems and getting everyone to be familiar with each other.” Wi t h limited

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Nanaimo Timbermen veteran Graham Palmer shoots during the first day of senior A lacrosse training camp Tuesday at Frank Crane Arena.

numbers and just a fill-in goalie, the Timbermen did some half-floor drills. “ We ’ re wo rk i n g

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man game,” the coach said. “So there are things that I can do. I’d like to be doing a lot more.” He did get a chance to see some of the team’s draft picks, including forwards Ryan Keith, Kyle Hofer and Joey Fendick, and liked what he saw. Free agent Blake Kenny was also a pleasant surprise. “Once we get everyone here it’s going to be very competitive,” said Webster. “There’s only so many jobs that are going to be available and it’s going to be a dogfight, which is good for everybody. I’m excited about this year and I can’t wait till we get 25 guys here so we can really have a good session.” The Timbermen will play their regular-season home opener May 20 at Frank Crane Arena against the Langley Thunder. For season ticket information, please visit the club’s office on Boxwood Road or e-mail jon@eliteimage.ca.

The new-look Nanaimo Timbermen juniors are going to learn about themselves right away. The B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League schedule makers didn’t take it easy on the T-men for the first weekend of the regular season. Nanaimo opens 2012 with a home game Saturday (April 28) against the defendingchampion Coquitlam Adanacs, and then the next night the T-men head to the mainland to face the always-tough N e w We s t m i n s t e r Salmonbellies at Queen’s Park Arena. S at u rd ay ’s g a m e against the Adanacs is a 5 p.m. faceoff at Frank Crane Arena. Tickets will be available at the door, and season tickets are still available at the club’s office on Boxwood Road. Look for more on the junior Timbermen in the next issue of the News Bulletin.

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THANKS to the attractive young lady who left $5 towards our breakfast bill at Tim Hortons recently. It was much appreciated. The McEwans. A BIG BOUQUET to Greg, Jeremy and Runners of Compassion for raising the bar at the Fletcher’s Challenge trail race on Good Friday at Westwood Lake. Everyone had a fun time at the race, family walk and Easter egg hunt. It’s great to see a charity fundraiser staged entirely by volunteers. WORDS ARE NOT ENOUGH to thank everyone who helped search for our lost whippet Nelly at the beginning of the month. Your concern and caring meant so much to our family in a time of great distress. We are so thankful that Nelly found her way to Jake and John, who contacted us, fed her and kept her safe until we were reunited. A BIG BOUQUET to Ann at the recent Nanaimo Concert Band performance who helped me (an unstable senior) to my seat – down and up the stairs – during intermission. It was a great help. HUGE BOUQUETS OF BRIGHT, SUNNY TULIPS for Allen, a techie working at Future Shop at Country Club Centre. Allen was calm, cool and collected when I called in a panic with a 20-minute deadline to get my document printed and on the way to the courier. I’d been working several nights in a row, I was a wreck, and all was about to be lost. I had my hand on the bottle of scotch. Allen knew right away what the problem was and talked me through it in less than two minutes.

A THANK YOU BOUQUET to Cathy who works at Canadian Tire from the two seniors. Your advice on the clogged sink worked very well. A BOUQUET OF PASSPORTS to Val of Nanaimo Singles Travel Club. Yes, there are single people in Nanaimo who like to travel. Thanks for the fun opportunity to travel and make new friends.

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A HEALTHY BOUQUET to parents who take their families on long walks in our city’s beautiful parks on weekends. It is so important to the future health and well-being of your children. Healthy habits must be established early. A GIGANTIC BOUQUET to the organizers and dancers who performed at Dance Gala 2012 at the Port Theatre. A fabulous show.

A WARM THANK YOU to the young couple who helped me up when I fell on the corner of Rosehill Street and Terminal Avenue. I wish you all good things.

A BOUQUET to the SalsaMan. I never even liked salsa until I tried yours. Now I can’t get enough. The fact that my classes smell like that wonderful brew on Tuesdays is just a bonus. Thank you.

A BOUQUET OF BEAUTIFUL DAISIES to the man walking by me on a sidewalk in Harewood who smiled at me, said hello and wished me a nice day. It’s so rare that someone is willing to make idle conversation and brighten another stranger’s day.

A BOUQUET to Dr. Crowley and staff at Island Oral Facial and Implant Surgery. I was apprehensive about the procedure, but thanks to the friendly assistants, my nervousness soon disappeared. It wasn’t as bad as I had anticipated. A BEAUTIFUL SPRING DAY BOUQUET to the children enjoying a sunny afternoon in Colliery Dam Park. The children had rowed out to the swimming dock on a small inflatable boat and were enjoying the scenery. Summer is just around the corner.

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A BOUQUET OF DAFFODILS to those exuding positive energy in this city. Keep up the good work.

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A BEEF F to the City of Nanaimo for installing enough irrigation heads in the new gardens on Bowen Road to create the Bellagio fountains. Whatever happened to water conservation? It applies to all of us. A BEEF F to the City of Nanaimo for allowing a rock crusher to come into a neighbourhood in the city and haul rock to it from somewhere else to be crushed. A WHO’S-KIDDING-WHO BEEF F to the genius who decided we needed yet another stoplight on Terminal Avenue. The people on the east side of Cypress Street learned how to go around the block. A BEEF F to the Mansfield Park dog beefer. What have you done for the park lately? I’ve called the police to break up a fight, helped children who needed assistance, warned parents of falling branches and picked up garbage. These are all humanrelated things. I rarely see trouble with dogs. It’s a great little park, I hope you come back.

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A BEEF. What is needed now in the NHL is punishment fitting the crime. Any player who deliberately injures another player with an elbow to the head, causing a concussion, should be suspended for the same length of time that it takes the injured player to fully recover. I am sure that this policy would reduce such incidents. A BEEF F to the woman who came to a CPR C course with a cold. We partnered up and shared dolls. It’s no surprise that I caught your cold. As you are going into heath care, I was surprised you didn’t ask the teacher if you could attend her next class instead so you wouldn’t pass your cold on to others. As an LPN, I’m sure she would have understood. A CARELESS BEEF to the Harper goverment for doing everything possible to ruin the environment. Harper’s government is the worst government Canada has ever had. When the environment is destroyed, everything is gone. In the end, money cannot be eaten. A HUGE BEEF F to the teachers and the B.C. Teachers’ Federation. You sit there and say it’s about the students. But it is not about the students at all. If it was, you wouldn’t be taking all the extracurricular activities away and making the kids suffer.

A BEEF. I thought the bus stop at one shopping centre was awful, but when I got off the bus at another centre, it was an even bigger nightmare. A TIRED BEEF to people who keep complaining about the same issue over and over again. Sure, get it out of your system, but then move on. There are plenty of other issues out there to moan about, no need to duplicate. A THEY-SHOULD-BE-ASHAMEDOF-THEMSELVES BEEF F to a local strata council for refusing to allow a hardship case that would allow an owner that was recently disabled following a tragic accident to rent out a three-level townhouse. I wonder what they would define as a true hardship. A BEEF F to the bottle depot for moving out of the north end. I liked recycling my empties at that fine north Nanaimo location.

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President

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IN N MEMORY ORY OF OF NICK CK PONOMAR

LAWYER PHONE:

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4B-1840 CEDAR RD. NANAIMO B.C. V9X 1H9

“The “T he e ““Ol Ol B Boy o ss”” miiss oy iss you you bu uddy”

250.722.2001

MOTORS TRANSFORMEERS DRIVES CONTROLS

SALES SERVICE RENTALS REPAIRS

Griffin Andreychuk y

Ht. 5’10” Wt. 165 lbs Age: 16 Infield Bats: R Throws: R

Justin Clarkson

Ht. 5’11” Wt. 165 lbs Age: 16 Pitcher/Infield Bats: L Throws: R

Ben Dunbar

Ht. 6’0” Wt. 170 lbs Age: 17 Catcher Bats: R Throws: R

Chris Faber

Ht. 6’3” Wt. 220 lbs Age: 18 Pitcher/1st Base Bats: L Throws: R

MEET

BRANCHES ACROSS BC BURNABY HEAD OFFICE & PLANT ................................ 604-431-5000 PRINCE GEORGE FIELD SERVICE................................... 250-563-1443 PRINCE GEORGE SHOP.................................................. 250-563-9256 NANOOSE BAY SHOP ..................................................... 250-468-9796 WILLIAMS LAKE SHOP................................................... 250-392-4737 www.beaverelectrical.com

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Ht. 5’10” Wt. 185 lbs Age: 17 Infield/Pitcher Bats: R Throws: R

Al Rogers g

Ht. 6’0” Wt. 175 lbs Age: 17 Pitcher/Outfield Bats: R Throws: R

President

Saturday, April 28th – versus –

White Rock Tritons Noon and 2:30 pm

PREMIER

3711 Shenton Road Nanaimo, B.C. V9T 2H1

RICK WINDLEY

Brendan McCarthyy

Ht. 6’4” Wt. 205 lbs Age: 18 Outfield/1st Base Bats: R Throws: R

Telephone: 250 758 3411 Facsimile: 250 758 0917 Cell: 250 740 7791

Colbyy Morgan g

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Braeden Mousseau

Ht. 5’10” Wt. 170 lbs Age: 16 Catcher Bats: L Throws: R

Bryan y Odgers g

Ht. 5’11” Wt. 180 lbs Age: 17 Infield/Pitcher Bats: L Throws: R

Sunday, April 29th – versus –

North Shore Twins 11 am and 1:30 pm

– Season Tickets only $25.00 –

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Sccott Lewis, P.Eng.

Bradyy Rogers g

Ht. 6’0” Wt. 165 lbs Age: 17 Infield Bats: L Throws: R

GO PIRATES GO!!!

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• 2011 Regular Season Champs • 2011 BCPBL Team of the Year • The BCPBL (B.C. Premier Baseball League) is one of the foremost under 18 year olds baseball league in all of Canada.

Email: rick@windleycontracting.com

Kathy & Perry Schroter

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...from all of us, to our Advertisers, Sponsors, Families and Fans for your great support.” - Doug Rogers, Head Coach

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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250.758.6995 www.cuttingroom.ca www.facebook.com/crchairsalon

Independently Owned & Operated

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riving a 2012 Ford Mustang GT Convertible brought back memories of my first Mustang. It wasn’t a convertible or a muscle car at all, just a plain-Jane, white 1972 coupe with a V6 engine. You know the story about the car that was only driven to church on Sundays by a little old lady. Well, ours did belong to said little old lady. And it was only driven to church, and the golf course. She belonged to the same club as my wife’s brother and when she became too old to drive she sold the car to him. The odometer had less than 20,000 kilometres on it when we picked it up in 1979 and it served as a daily driver for my wife for several years. We loved the car and it was a sad day when we had to part with it. And after a week with a new GT Convertible, we hated to part with it either. Of course, any similarity between the 1972 and 2012 models is in name only, not even considering the performance side of the equation and the 40-year difference in model years. Other than the retro styling, the pony cars of the current era are far removed from the originals of the ’60s and ’70s. The Mustangs, Camaros and Challengers today handle better, are more powerful and come with all the technological goodies buyers want in their vehicles these days. This Mustang is a perfect example. It still has a bit of a retro look to it, but oh, the power. Under the hood is a 5.0-litre 32-valve V8 that pumps out a jawdropping 412 horsepower. Unlike the original muscle cars, though, it handles even better than it looks.

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The Mustang V8 GT convertible has 412 horsepower under the hood, and the snazzy styling matches the performance. The base V6 Mustang has 17-inch wheels, but the GT brake/performance package includes 19-inchers.

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The new-look interior isn’t luxurious but it is a giant step forward from previous models.

The current Mustang has a bit of retro styling to satisfy old-time muscle car fanatics.

Adding a touch of nostalgia to today’s GT Convertible is a cue ball shaped shifter knob for the six-speed manual transmission (a six-speed automatic is also available). In my opinion, a sixspeed manual is the way to go in a muscle car to get every ounce of enjoyment out of it. This one had short throws but I found myself missing the first to second upshift early on in the test period. However, as time went on I got accustomed to the shift pattern and it became second nature to me. Some might criticize the Mustang for still having a solid rear axle instead of the independent suspension that is the norm today. But to me, that wasn’t

For those who don’t want V8 power, Ford offers a varied lineup of Mustang models, starting with the V6 coupe. Next in line is the V6 premium coupe and convertible, the GT coupe and convertible and the Boss 302 coupe. At the top of the line is the Shelby GT500. My tester was a GT convertible premium. Options including a GT Brembo brake performance package with 19-inch premium painted aluminum wheels, rear view camera, black cloth convertible roof, HID/ security package and engine block heater. One new feature on the Mustang for 2012 is selectable steering that allows the driver to select the desired steering effort.

an issue as today’s Mustangs handle better than ever and are probably the best overall in the pony car field. The sound of the engine is a pure delight for any gear head. Ford has it just right— not too loud and overbearing, but loud enough to let you, and those on the street, know that there’s something special under the hood. Additional lightweight soundproofing has helped filter out unwanted noise, while the specially tuned intake and dual exhaust add the sounds drivers relish. Meanwhile, the convertible model has increased structural rigidity with lateral stiffness improved by 12 per cent over 2010.

Sport mode provides the most road force felt through the steering wheel and requires the highest amount of steering effort. Comfort mode provides the least amount of road force felt through and wheel and requires the least amount of steering effort. Standard mode sits somewhere in the middle between sport and comfort. The settings can be programmed through the message centre. Carrying on the retro feel of the Mustang is the good old-fashioned softtop; no retractable hard top here. Just like the old days, flip a couple of levers on the top header, pop the switch and voila, the cloth roof retracts over your head and into a compartment behind

the rear seat. One area where the Mustang has come a long way is the cabin. I wouldn’t call it luxurious, but it’s head and shoulders ahead of what you used to see in a ’Stang. There’s no giant sheet of single-coloured hard plastic on the dash as we used to see, instead a mixture of colours and accent pieces to provide a pleasant environment. The comfortable front seats are finished in a plush looking leather in the GT model. Heated front seats are also standard, for those who make this a four-season driver. The steering wheel tilts, but strangely, doesn’t telescope. In the rear, there is room for two adults, but they would be a bit cramped for any extended periods back there. Up front, legroom is excellent, making this a car suitable for extended road trips. The trunk has 272 litres of cargo space, but that can be supplemented by the back seat with only the front seats in use. Among the safety features are four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and brake assist, traction control, and electronic stability control. All in all, the 2012 Mustang GT convertible gives outstanding performance, good looks and just enough of a retro feel to satisfy old-time muscle car fanatics while at the same time offering all the modern techno goodies. So with the arrival of top-down weather, it’s time to start thinking just how much fun topdown motoring can be in a high-performance car like the Mustang GT convertible. AUTO KNOW … In other Ford news, the automaker announced details of the 2013 F-Series Super Duty pickup truck that will be offered for the first time as a Platinum-series model. Available only in the crew cab, it can be ordered as an F-250, F-350 or F-450 and fitted with a 6.7-litre diesel engine or the 6.2-litre V8 gas engine.


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The 2012 BMW X6 M makes no sense and that’s what I like about it. With 555 horsepower and a 0-100 km time of 4.7 seconds, the X6 M is literally a raging bull in a china shop made up of many so-called performance SUVs. BMW calls the X6 M a Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) but it really is a crossover – but what a crossover. Maybe BMW is right about placing it into its own splinter niche because it’s not at all about CUV utility. Simply put it’s a 250 km/h cannonball. The X6 M is based on the X6 that debuted at the 2008 auto show in Detroit. The four-seat X6 and five-seat X5 were the first BMW xDrive all-wheel-drive vehicles to be worked on by BMW’s M Power performance division. The first thing on the agenda was upgrading the engine to the M-engineered 4.4-litre DOHC V8 with its TwinPower dual turbos. This has two low-mass turbos placed in the V between the two banks of cylinders along with the catalytic converters. The object is to reverse the gas flow to the intakes and exhaust

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The 2012 BMW X6 M, a high-performance SUV, offers consumers 555 horsepower and a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of just 4.7 seconds.

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Offer(s) available on select new 2011/2012 models through participating dealers to qualified customers who take delivery by April 30, 2012. Dealers may sell or lease for less. Some conditions apply. Offers are subject to change without notice. See dealer for complete details. Vehicle images shown may include optional accessories and upgrades available at extra cost. All offers exclude licensing, registration, insurance, other taxes and down payment (if applicable). Other dealer charges may be required at the time of purchase. Other lease and financing options also available. **0% purchase financing is available on select 2012 Kia models on approved credit (OAC). Terms vary by model and trim, see dealer for complete details. Representative financing example based on 2012 Sorento (SR75BC) with a selling price of $28,367 [includes delivery and destination fees of $1,650, other fees and certain taxes (including tire levies) and A/C tax ($100, where applicable)] financed at 0% APR for 60 months. Monthly payments equal $409 with a down payment/equivalent trade of $2,799. License, insurance, applicable taxes, variable dealer administration fees (up to $699), PPSA and registration fees are extra. Cost of borrowing of $0, for a total obligation of $28,367. Financing example excludes $1,000 loan savings (see below) that is deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. x “Don’t Pay for 90 Days” on select models (90-day payment deferral) applies to purchase financing offers on select 2011 and 2012 models on approved credit (OAC) (2011/2012 Sportage/Sorento/Sedona/Borrego excluded). No interest will accrue during the first 60 days of the finance contract. After this period, interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay the principal interest monthly over the term of the contract. eLease offer available on approved credit (OAC) on 2012 Forte LX “PLUS” AT (FO75BC)/2012 Rio5 (RO551C) is based on monthly payments of $240/$180 [includes delivery and destination fees of $1,455, other fees and certain taxes (including tire levies), A/C tax ($100, where applicable), $350 lease service fee and a lease savings (lease credit) of $750/$500] for 48 months at 1.9% with a $1,950/$1,495 down payment/equivalent trade, security deposit and first monthly payment due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $13,466/$10,114 with the option to purchase at the end of the term for $7,678/$6,582. Lease has 16,000 km/year allowance (other packages available and $0.12/km for excess kilometres). Other taxes, registration, insurance, licensing and variable dealer administration fees (up to $699) are excluded. ‡Loan savings for 2012 Kia Sorento LX AT (SR75BC) is $1,000 and is available on purchase financing only on approved credit (OAC). Loan savings vary by model and trim and are deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes. §Compare against maximum cargo capacity when 2nd row seats are folded. 2012 Kia Sorento LX AT vs 2012 Honda CR-V FWD LX 2WD (4-CYL). ^2012 Kia Sorento/2012 Kia Forte awarded the Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Visit iihs.org for full details. ÇHighway/city fuel consumption of these vehicles may vary. These estimates are based on Transport Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the Government of Canada’s EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption will vary. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit kia.ca or call us at 1-877-542-2886. Reproduction of the contents of this material without the expressed written approval of Kia Canada Inc. is prohibited. All information is believed to be accurate, based on information available at the time of printing. Information sourced from independent third-party research. KIA is a trademark of Kia Motors Corporation.

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steering wheel; cruise control; 10-speaker stereo, seven-inch touch screen, keyless entry and pushbutton start, and 19-inch seven-spoke alloy wheels, to name just a few. The HSE trim level adds a navigation system, front park distance control, Sirius satellite radio and other assorted goodies. The HSE LUX tops the list with standard threerow seating, premium leather, rearview camera,

adaptive bi-xenon headlamps, auto high beams, a console cooler box, power tilt/telescopic steering, power-adjustable driver’s seat bolsters, driver’s side memory, ambient lighting, rear climate controls, proximity key, and 17-speaker surround sound system. It may not be your Uncle Nigel’s old Land Rover but, in some sense, part of me wishes it was. Part of me longs for rear

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“More tea, sir?” “No thank you, dear boy. But do be a good chap and start the engine, would you? The lions appear to be somewhat restless…” OK, we’re not in the Serengeti. And we’re certainly not in your Uncle Nigel’s old Land Rover either. This is the 2012 Land Rover LR4 HSE. While it may share the same automotive bloodline, the same storied ancestry, this very modern derivative of Land Rover takes the rough and tumble traits of the original to new plateaus of luxury and refinement. All Land Rovers trace their origins back to that first, post-war British copy of the American Jeep. The LR4 itself finds more specific roots in the Discovery lineup launched in 1989. It was a unique

new entry with a kind of ugly duckling appeal. It was tall and looked oddly top-heavy but proved a true off-road warrior. The latest major revision to the lineup was for the 2010 model year when the LR4 replaced the LR3. Steering and suspension adjustments improved on-road smoothness without sacrificing the LR4’s vaunted offroad abilities. Designers also stayed true to the instantly recognizable stepped-roof profile. But they smoothed the body edges and enhanced the LR4’s style with a new grille, new headlamp clusters and new LED taillight assemblies. The more refined look brought it closer in step with its upscale Range Rover sibling. Under the hood, this latest generation LR4 borrows an advanced 5.0litre V8 from the Jaguar division. Featuring direct fuel injection and Variable Camshaft Timing (VCT), this potent powerplant makes 375 horsepower. It pulls like a train, accel-


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Audi’s hybrid concept car, the A3 e-tron, uses two engines and lithium-ion batteries.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES 10TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Art & Bloom Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting May 19,20, 21 Applications for Artisans are available at woodlandgardens.ca or phone 250-338-6901 GARAGE SALE SAT. APRIL 28, 10AM-4PM. SELLING HOUSE, HOUSEHOLD STUFF, FURNITURE, TOOLS, FISHING GEAR, ARTISAN QUALITY WOOD, POOL TABLE, misc. 3301 ROSS RD, NANAIMO

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LEGALS Notice to Creditors and Others 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. NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of James Lawrence Bond, formerly of 201-145 Newcastle Ave, Nanaimo, BC, Canada V9S 4H7, deceased, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, c/o Edward Crimp, 1625 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo BC V9S 1G7 on or before May 26, 2012, after which date the Estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that of which it has notice.

Laura Annie Sahlstrom Laura Annie Sahlstrom

died on April 17, 2012 in Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) with family members at her bedside. She was born on March 26, 1927 in Lilac, Saskatchewan to Mary Elizabeth and Thomas Boyd Caldwell. Laura grew up on her family’s farm and attended school in Lilac and Ruddell. She worked in Winnipeg for the T. Eaton Company before moving to Nanaimo and marrying Eric Sahlstrom in 1950. She had three children. In 1953 the family moved to Monte Lake and then Kamloops. Eric died in 1958, and as a young widow she worked h d to raise hard i hher children hild alone. l In I 1962 she brought her family back to Nanaimo and found a job at NRGH, where she was employed until her retirement in 1987. In retirement, Laura moved to Lantzville nearer her daughter and sons. She loved children, birds, flowers, books, jewelery, antique china, knitting and embroidery. She was a whiz at crossword puzzles. She enjoyed two trips to Britain and particularly loved Ireland, where she had a lot of fun ggettingg to know w her Irish cousins. For the past few years Laura had been living at Kiwanis Village Soroptomist Suites in Nanaimo. Laura is survived by her daughter, Rhonda Bailey; sons, Carl Sahlstrom (Sue) and Wayne Sahlstrom (Sue); step-children, Edward Sahlstrom and Karen Dickers (Mark); brothers, Thomas Caldwell and William Caldwell (Janet) and sister-in-law, Carol Caldwell as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband and parents; her brother, Robert Caldwell; sister-in-law, Lillian Caldwell, and son-in-law, Sam Bailey. L Laura was proudd off hher seven grandchildren: d hild Brenda Bailey Gershkovitch (Eli), Martin Bailey, April Sahlstrom Levins (Bryun Ashlie), Christopher Sahlstrom, Sarah Randall Sahlstrom (Mark Randall), Charity Hobbs and Capri Sahlstrom; and her seven great-grandchildren: Sam Stumborg, Zachary Stumborg and Esme Stumborg, Shael Fripp, Makena and Annika Levins, and Savannah Ashlie. A service to celebrate Laura Sahlstrom’s life will be held at St. Philips by the Sea Anglican Church in Lantzville on Saturday, April 28, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations, in her memory, may be made to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation Expansion w w w. n a n a i m o h o s p i t a l f o u n d a t i o n . com or the Canadian Cancer Society www.cancer.ca.

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Robert Shillington October 27, 1959 ~ April 24, 2010 Sadly missed along life’s way. Quietly remembered every day. No longer in our life to share, But in our hearts, You’re always there. Love, Mom, Dad & Family

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February 22, 1947 - April 22, 2012 It is with great sadness that the family of Wayne Aebig, Sr. announce that after a courageous battle with cancer he passed away, peacefully, at his home with family by his side. Wayne was an amazing person; his strength, courage and optimism will always be an inspiration to his family. He was born in Nanaimo on February 22, 1947 and grew up in the Wellington area. His father, Martin Aebig, started the Aebig Painting company in 1947, which Wayne later became a partner of, and eventually took over after his Dad passed. He ran this company with pride and continued working until he no longer could, due to his illness. Wayne leaves behind, his loving wife, Sharon, and children: Wayne Jr., Shane (Roxanne), Raymond (Val), Lisa, Cory (Ron), Chelaine (Steve), Carmen (Colin), Frank and Richard, as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Pre-deceased by his father, Martin Aebig; mother, Eva Decock; brother, Ray Decock; first wife, Anne; and granddaughter, Ashley. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 3:00pm at Pleasant Valley Hall, 6100 Dumont Road, Nanaimo. Flowers are gratefully declined. If you wish, donations may be made to BC Children’s Hospital at 44809 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3V4. Wayne’s family was his pride and joy and he will be deeply missed.

Benenati - Gregory g y Frank January 31, 1954 - April 21, 2012

Greg passed away suddenly and peacefully at Nanaimo Regional Hospital with his family by his side. He will be sadly missed by his father, Edward; sister, Suzanne Masson; brother-in-law, Rob Masson and nephew Steven. Greg liked to work on his garden, wood working and going to Tim Horton’s with friends. He was a dedicated son to his mother and father and took care of them for many years. Greg was a devoted and active bus driver for the City of Nanaimo for 11 years. Reception will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 2:00-4:00 pm, at the family home, 6285 Groveland Drive, Nanaimo. First Memorial Funeral Services entrusted with the arrangements. (250)754-8333

Mottishaw Leslie Ernest

November 19, 1919 – April 18, 2012 Leslie Ernest Mottishaw was born in Nanaimo on November 19, 1919, passed away April 18, 2012 in Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Les is predeceased by great granddaughter, Gracie. He will be sadly missed by his loving family, his wife of 68 years, Roberta; son, Terry (Lee); daughters, Leslye, Meredith (John), Tana Neis (Scott) and 8 grandchildren: Jodie Parnall, Ryan Mottishaw, Travis Meredith (Michelle), Teri Dawn Atherton (Mike), Bobbi Benton, Fielding Benton, Dustin Meredith, Rachel Benton, and 5 great grandchildren: Karlie, Haylie, Shelby, Ali and Thomas. Les showed his love of Nanaimo by volunteering with many organizations, JC Senator, Kiwanis, Grandview Bowl Development Committee, Nanaimo Centennial Chairman 1958 and 1967. Les escorted the Queen on two separate occasions; he also had the honour of being presented to Lady Diana and Prince Charles. He was chairman of United Appeal, Chinese Memorial Society and Empire Day Committee, First Commodore of Nanaimo Bathtub Society, Chief Factor of Nanaimo Native Sons and Citizen of the Year. He served two terms as Alderman for Nanaimo. A private family gathering will be taking place. Sands ~ Nanaimo (250)753-2032


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Newcastle Timber Ltd Has vacancies in the following job: experienced Grapple Yarder Operator. Details can be seen at http://hdlogging.com/ Fax resume to 250-287-9259

ADMINISTRATION

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Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Visitor Centre Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the day-to-day management of the Nanaimo Visitor Centre.

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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PLACES OF WORSHIP

Meeting at Wellington Community Hall 3922 Corunna Ave., Nanaimo 10:00 a.m. every Sunday Non-denominational 250-618-2952 LEGALS

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The Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation, Tourism Division, is accepting applications for the position of Visitor Centre Coordinator.

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The Ladysmith Chronicle is searching for that special individual for part-time advertising sales. We are seeking a “team player” with organizational skills, sales experience, pleasant telephone skills and an ability and desire to work and learn in a fast paced, busy environment. If you are customer-driven and successoriented, we’d like to talk to you. You will also appreciate a very enjoyable working environment with great staff members. A regular work week will be 15 hours per week, the times of which are flexible. fl Please forward resumé and cover letter by May 11, 2012 to: Teresa McKinley, Publisher Ladysmith/Chemainus Chronicle 341 B - 1st Ave. PO Box: 400 Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A3 Fax: 250-245-2260 e-mail: publisher@ladysmithchronicle.com Thank you to all who apply. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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General Duties include: • Manage the operation of the Visitor Centre to ensure Tourism BC requirements are met • Recruit, hire and train volunteers • Provide training to new staff • Develop and implement a retail program • Provide assistance with the Cruise Ship Meet and Greet Program • Manage daily administration including ordering supplies and brochures The ideal candidate will possess: • Excellent interpersonal skills • Strong communication skills • Exemplary customer service skills • Minimum 3 years experience and/or formal education in the tourism industry • SuperHost® training, T/VIC Training and a degree in Tourism/ Recreation Management are assets Some travel and use of a personal vehicle are required. Hours are Monday – Friday and may involve evening and weekend work. Please send your resume with cover letter, including salary expectations, in confidence, to carolyn.quinn@investnanaimo.com y q Closing date is April 30, 2012 at 5:00 pm. We thank all applicants for their submissions, however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. TRAVEL/TOURISM

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CALLS FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST No. 1313 (NON-BINDING PROCESS)

SALE/DISPOSITION OF CITY HALL ANNEX 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. Documents related to this EOI are available on the City of Nanaimo website at: www.nanaimo. ca/ business/ bid opportunies, or at the City of Nanaimo Purchasing Department, 2020 Labieux Road, Nanaimo, BC. The City requests that responses be submitted by: 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, 2012-JUNE-12. 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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Advertising Representative Nanaimo News Bulletin The Nanaimo News Bulletinn has an opening p g for a Senior Sales Representative (temporary) to serve the Nanaimo area. We are seeking a “team player” with organizational skills, sales experience, pleasant telephone p skills and an abilityy and desire to work and learn in a fast paced, busy environment. If you are customer-driven and success-oriented, the right candidate can expect a rewarding compensation package. You will also appreciate a veryy enjoyable j y working environment with great staff members. The Nanaimo News Bulletinn has a circulation of over 32,000 copies every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Forward resumé and cover letter by Friday, April 27th, 2012 to: Mr. Sean McCue, Advertising Manager Nanaimo News Bulletin 777 Poplar p Street, Nanaimo, B.C., V9S 2H7 fax: 250 753-0788 email: salesmgr@nanaimobulletin.com

All inquiries shall be directed in writing to Bill Corsan, Manager, Real Estate, at bill.corsan@nanaimo.ca. KURTIS FELKER, SCMP PURCHASING MANAGER 2020 LABIEUX ROAD NANAIMO BC V9T 6J9

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VISITOR INFORMATION COUNSELLOR The Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation, Tourism Division, is accepting applications for the position of Visitor Information Counsellor. Reporting to the Visitor Centre Coordinator, the Visitor Information Counsellor is responsible for maintaining the day-to-day operations of the Visitor Centre. This includes ensuring that the Visitor Centre is represented to the public in a pleasing, organized and professional manner. Full training for this position will be provided. General Duties include: • Dealing with visitors in a professional, prompt and friendly manner • Answering visitor enquiries by mail, phone, fax, e-mail and in person • Planning travel itineraries (book accommodation, tours, ferry reservations, etc) • Developing sales techniques and handling sales transactions in gift shop • Keeping up-to-date daily/weekly statistics • Maintaining and updating reference materials on a continual basis The ideal candidate will possess: • Excellent interpersonal skills, telephone and organizational abilities • Must work well independently as well as part of a team • Exemplary customer service skills • Good working knowledge of computers, specifically Microsoft Office, Internet and Social Media • Grade 12 graduate and at least two years experience in the tourism industry • SuperHost® training and T/VIC certification are assets • Second language would be an asset Some travel and use of a personal vehicle are required. Hours are varied and involve weekend work. Please send your resume with cover letter, in confidence, to carolyn.quinn@investnanaimo.com. y q Closing date is April 30, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. We thank all applicants for their submissions, however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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PERSONAL SERVICES HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Ladysmith Maritime Society is seeking a part-time bookkeeper for 2 four-hour days per week in the LMS offi fice - specifi fic times and days to be determined. Applicant must be experienced in Simply Accounting. Start date May 6, 2012. e-mail applications by May 1, 2012 to: lmscommunitymarina@telus.net

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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.

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.

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

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

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

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Wanted: Experienced Renovation Person. If you are a handy man or woman, with many building skills and excellent local references, you may be interested in this! We own a beautiful waterfront home in the Ladysmith area, which will require several renovation repairs and upgrades. We would like to offer extended free rent (min. one year) in exchange for your work. We will cover all material costs. For more information, please contact Jan Christenson at Royal LePage Ladysmith, 250-245-2252.

INDEPENDANT AUTOMOTIVE repair shop is looking for a fully licensed automotive tech. Must be experienced in domestic, import and european vehicles 250-248-9679 or mdauto@shaw.ca

LOOKING FOR an automotive paint technician to work F/T in the Comox Valley, that works well with others and is able to maintain and clean their own work space. Must have experience in automotive prep, priming, masking, spraying and polishing car bodies. Must own tools required to perform job. Waterborne experience an asset but not necessary. Reply with resume to Drawer 4494 c/o Comox Valley Record, 765 McPhee Ave, Courtenay, BC, V9N 2Z7. EXPERIENCED Construction Labourers needed for high walls concrete forming in Nanaimo. Good wages. Resume: majka99@telus.net or fax to 604-864-2796.

HELP WANTED

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

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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

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

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

GARDENING QUALITY YARD CARE Clean-up, lawn & garden maintenance, hedge trimming. Free Estimates. Licenced. (250)616-4286, (250)751-1517 ROB’S YARD Work. Reliable, honest. No job too small. Lawn maintenance, hedging, power washing, gutters, haul away. Insured. Free estimates. (250)729-5411 VIRDIGRIS GARDENING: Maintenance, Renovation & New Design, and Consultations. Call Guy 250-740-2505 or see http://www. virdigrisgardening.com

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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

RUTHERFORD AREA 1Br basement, 4 appliances, storage shed, NS, small pet ok $600. util included 604-3283248 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. SPACIOUS 1BDRM level entry suite, new carpets/paint, W/D. Near VIU, Aquatic centre. $700/mo. (250)741-1135 UNIVERSITY AREA: 2bdrm, 1000sq.ft., lots of windows. New F/S, DW, W/D. N/S, N/P. $800. June 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

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

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.

28 GAL Aquarium with Fluval 204 filter. With fish, stand, accessories. $99. (250)591-3810

Ivan 250-758-0371

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

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

ANTIQUE Tool storage, 22”wx38”hx7”d, $60. 2PVC tables, $10,$20. 250-753-3588. AQUARIUM- 10 gallon, accessories, live plant, $45. (250)760-0253. MEDIUM SIZE freezer, white, $75 obo. Call (250)754-5393.

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

PATIO TABLE and 4 chairs, stand & umbrella, very good cond, $99. (250)758-2786.

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

SUNCAST HOSE mobile, complete w/100’ of hose, exc condition, $25.(250)390-0780.

BRYAN GRIFFIN CONSTRUCTION Home & Bath Reno’s, Doors & Windows, Vinyl Siding & Soffits, and more. Insured. Free Estimates. 250-390-2601

WHIRLPOOL DRYER, heavy duty, white, 3 yrs old in exc cond, $99. Call 250-751-5257.

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

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

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

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

HAULING AND SALVAGE 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.

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

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WATER FOUNTAIN, electronic, $35 obo, microphone stand $35 obo. Call 250-753-4130.

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Bayview FUN FAIR Fundraiser. Table rentals for garage sale items. May 10, 2-7pm. 250-754-3231. CEDAR, 1948 Woodridge Rd. (near Millway Esso) Sat, April 28th, 9am-3pm. Garage & Mega Perennial Sale. CENTRAL NANAIMO, 2465 Labieux Rd., Sat, April 28, 9am-2pm. Indoor multi-family sale. Fundraiser for the OAP. Serving hot dogs, tea and coffee. Too many items to list. C. NANAIMO: Sat, April 28, 9am-3pm. Something for everyone: old tools, some fishing stuff, good variety. No earlybirds. 175 Emery Way DEPARTURE BAY 2-Family Garage Sale. Sat, April 28th, 9a.m. Wine equip, dresser, BMX bike, car pod, lamps, RC airplane. 2990 Colwood Rd.

GARAGE SALE SAT. APRIL 28th 9:00am- 2:00pm 6129 Glacier Way Kids clothes, toys, household misc, furniture, books, tools. No early birds please!

ESTATE SALE ! The Lazy T Ranch at 3576 Jinglepot Rd. Fri. Apr. 28, 9am-3pm Sat. Apr. 28, 9am-3pm Sun. Apr.29, 9am-3pm Mirrors, oil paintings, lamps, ceramic plant pots, chest of silver cutlery, tv trays on stand, vacuum in a chest, campstove & air mattresses, stroller, kids clothes. Free hide-a-bed and much more. N. NANAIMO: Sat. April 28th, 8am-1pm. 6023 Waldbank Rd. Tools, furniture, electronics, kid’s toys, fish tanks, misc.

NANAIMO- 1943 KELSIE Rd, Sat, Apr. 28, 9am-3pm and Sun, Apr. 29, 9am-3pm. Moving Sale! Sporting goods, household items, patio furniture and much more. NANAIMO- 5431 Alta Vista Dr (off Lost Lake Rd) Sat, Apr 28, 9am-1pm. Large variety! quality cedar arbors & planter boxes, bird feeders, trestles. NANAIMO- FUNDRASIER for Cancer Research, Sat, Apr 28, 9am-4pm, after 2pm 1/2 price. Lenheart Building next to Wendy’s. Tools, plants, fishing flies/tackle, household items. Something for everyone! Donations accepted Friday 5pm to 7pm. N. JINGLEPOT: Lrg yard & garage sale. Sat, April 28th, 8a.m. corner of Avonlea & Cavendish. 1000 watt generator, electric & manual tools, tool chest, furniture (indoor/outdoor), garden tools, power washer, hshld items, women’s clothing & lots more. N. NANAIMO: 9am-1pm. All Dolls, fishing etc. 5437 Lost celed if rain.

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RUTHERFORD AREA: Sat, April 28th, 9am-2pm. 5731 Malibu Terrace. Downsizing.

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

PETS LOST: Doberman/Rottweiler cross puppy. 8 months old. Wearing pink collar w/red heart tag. April 5, 2012 from Third St. & Bruce, Nanaimo. REWARD! (250)619-1617 THE CENTRAL ISLAND BIRD CLUB AUCTION! at Pleasant Valley Social Centre on April 29. Public is welcome and items for auction not restricted to club members. For more info call Frank 753-2463 or Kathy 754-8514.

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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

BUNK BEDS, oak and steel, 6 months old, like new, $400. Andre/Harewood, please call (250)390-4802

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY OWNER BOOMERS/ ZOOMERS. 1826 sq.ft. One level. Luxury Townhome! $349K. 1(250)757-8429 CENTRAL Nanaimo- 3 bdrm Townhome- Open concept, reno’d. $179,900 (250)755-3003.

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RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 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. DOWNTOWN NANAIMO$650 includes utilities. Senior friendly building, 1 bdrm, clean, spacious, recently updated. Available Now or May 1. Free parking/storage. Call (250)753-9201. 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. LONG LAKE MANOR, 3108 Barons Rd. 1 bdrm, close to all amenities. 250-751-1341 NANAIMO (DOWNTOWN) ocean view, furnished luxury, 1 bdrm w/den condo, 3 yrs old “Vivo Bldg” $1050 mo inclds utils & underground parking. Avail May 15. 250-510-6555.

Reno’d 1 & 2 BDRMS (Hospital Area) New balcony & paint. Free storage & parking. Quiet bldg w/ security cameras. Avail now & May 1. From $675 plus.

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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 BRECHIN: BRIGHT 2-bdrm. exec walk-out, yard, carport. 5 appls. NS/NP. Refs req’d. $925 + utils. (250)754-2490. 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 N. NANAIMO- reno’d 3 bdrm, sxs, pets ok. 4 appls. Now or June 1, $1125. 250-598-6034. 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.

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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 DOWNTOWN AREA, 2 bdrm house, 800 sq ft, W/D, small yard, on bus route, $800 mo + utils. Call (250)754-9175. LADYSMITH 3 bdrm, 2 storey home, small yard, NS/NP, D/W, $895 mo. Avail April. 15. Call 1-250-248-4816. NANAIMO. 1 & 2 bdrm character houses, near downtown. Fenced yards. $760. & $900. + utils. NS/NP. 250-753-9365. NANAIMO: 2 bdrm Patio/Garden home in clean 55+ complex. Reno’d, 7 appl, storage, tool shed. Close Bowen Park etc. NS/NP Ref’s $950+ util’s. Call 250-619-6134.

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

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, pics Kijiji 1 bdr. 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.

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

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

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

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

SUITES, LOWER 2BDRM BASEMENT suite. Close to VIU. N/P, N/S. (250)591-4141 or 667-2139. 2 BDRM University area (legal) Sep entry, new appls, laundry. N/P, N/S. $800. 250616-7638 wade@sailwest.ca AVAILABLE JUNE 1ST. N. Nanaimo- beautiful ocean view 2 bdrm, ground level, 9’ ceilings, hrdwd flrs, 6 appls, N/S, cat ok. $1000. (250)756-0800. NANAIMO- new 2 bdrm suite, W/D, D/W, steps to VIU, civic arena, pool. Parking. NS/NP. May 1. $800. (250)758-5179. N. NANAIMO, - 1 bdrm, priv entrance & patio. NS/NP. $750 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 UNIVERSITY AREA: 1bdrm, basement, $700 inclusive, no lndry. N/S, N/P.(250)754-2970

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3’s

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Fresh Chicken Drumsticks

49

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Romaine Hearts

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“Et Tu”

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Roast Beef

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