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Brendan Carlson puts his exit plans into practice as firefighter Stuart Kenning makes sure he makes it safely down an escape ladder in the Nanaimo Professional Firefighters Local 905 Fire Safety House. Firefighters spent Thursday morning at Pleasant Valley Elementary School showing Grade 3 students fire safety tips and procedures to safely exit burning buildings.

Learning more about existing pre-Confederation First Nations treaties and their current legal standing will be the subject of a key symposium hosted by Snuneymuxw First Nation and Vancouver Island University. Running Thursday and Friday (May 10-11), the PreConfederation Treaties of Vancouver Island – Fulfilling Treaty Promises and Living in Treaty Relationships conference is expected to attract more than 200 government, academic, First Nation and public delegates. Opening the conference is B.C. Lt.-Gov. Steven Point, while panelists and presenters include Louise Mandell, Douglas Lambert, Ardith Walkem and Neil Vallance, among others. Sub-themes of the conference include: Honouring the Spirit and Intent of the Pre-Confederation Treaties of Vancouver Island; Charting a New Course for Treaty Implementation; Unleashing the Promise of Economic Development; and Pre-Confederation Treaties and Decision Making. Snuneymuxw Chief Douglas White III has been working diligently since being elected chief in December 2009 to pursue validation of the Snuneymuxw Treaty (also known as the Douglas Treaty), signed on Dec. 23, 1854. The treaty was supposed to recognize the Snuneymuxw way of life, protect village sites and enclosed fields, and protect traditional methods of fishing and hunting. While James Douglas, chief factor of Hudson’s Bay Company and representative of the Crown, honoured the agreement, government officials who followed did not. As a result, White says traditional ways of the Snuneymuxw have been eroded along with their traditional territories, and promises of economic development opportunities have gone unfulfilled. ◆ See ‘FIRST NATION’ /4

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B.C. trustees want bargaining system revised Nanaimo school trustees believe the teacher bargaining system is broken and want their provincial org anization to look into ways to improve it. Jamie Brennan, Nanaimo school board chairman, brought up the issue at the B.C. School Trustees Association’s annual general meeting last weekend in Vancouver. His motion, which passed, calls on the B.C. School Trustees Association to form a task force to examine the structure of teacher b a r gaining in BRENNAN B . C . a n d to report its findings to the next annual general meeting. “I think it came out of an extreme dissatisfaction with the way bargaining has gone – or not gone – this year,” said Brennan. “We’re hoping the BCSTA can examine the matter and come forward with recommendations to improve it.” He said the labour dispute put considerable pressure on administrators while teachers were in Phase 1 job action between September and March and now the pressure is on parents and families with teachers pulling out of voluntary, extra-curricular activities in response to Bill 22. The task force would only start work once a teacher contract is in place.

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Const. Mike Gibson, of the Nanaimo RCMP bike patrol unit, walks past a sign placed in Diana Krall Plaza by an Occupy Nanaimo activist Tuesday. People still active locally in Occupy Nanaimo marked May 1 by staging a grand general assembly in the plaza to rejuvenate the Occupy movement and show solidarity with labour organizations worldwide that called for a general strike. About 10 people turned out for the event.

Teachers will not have their union memberships suspended for continuing to participate in extra-curricular activities. Last month, teachers voted in favour of a collective strategy to resist Bill 22 that included withdrawing from voluntary activities. Derek DeGear, president of the Nanaimo District Teachers’ Association, told the News Bulletin last week that teachers who violate the collective action could face punishments ranging from an apology to colleagues and fines, to having their membership suspended – significant because union membership is required to work in B.C. public schools. But he said this week he was mistaken and that possible sanctions are not as harsh. “I believed at first your membership can be brought into question,” said DeGear. “It doesn’t mean we’re not going to take it very seriously, though. We will respond and we will be letting

members know that going against the decision of the collective is unacceptable.” He said he didn’t realize the process for violating collective action is different than for a strike violation and in the former, sanctions include publishing the name of the teacher, fines and suspension of the right to hold union office at the local or provincial level. The union won’t be chasing after teachers, DeGear added, but if another member files a complaint, he cannot ignore it. “We will talk to people, but we will try to bring them onside,” he said. “I expect members to honour that collective decision making.” Susan Lambert, president of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation, said she encourages all members to honour the collective action voted upon and those who don’t could face sanctions, but not the ones DeGear mentioned last week. DeGear’s comments prompted Education Minister George Abbott to declare last week that the province would work with legal counsel, employers, the Labour Relations Board and the courts to ensure that teachers who want to volunteer for activities can do so without facing consequences from the union such as membership suspension. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

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More youth in crisis will have a safe place to stay thanks to the new Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre’s youth safe house. Tillicum Lelum held an opening ceremony Friday for the eight-unit safe

house located on the same property as the centre’s 18-unit youth and elder housing on Tenth Street. “It’s nice to see it completed,” said Grace ElliottNielsen, executive director of Tillicum Lelum. The safe house, for atrisk youth ages 14-19, provides eight beds, has a larger living space and is wheelchair accessible. The previous safe house had four beds. Construction on the $750,000 project began last September and was completed in March.

The project received $375,000 in capital funding from the Ministry of Child and Family Development, $100,000 from the Vancouver Island Health Authority and the remainder was financed by Tillicum Lelum. The centre was awarded a three-year, $975,000 operating grant from the provincial government. Elliott-Nielsen said having the grant in place allows Tillicum Lelum to focus more of its efforts on offering services instead

of worrying about grant writing. Demand for the youth safe house fluctuates. The house provides a temporary safe place for youth in crisis, however, in the winter months some youth have stayed longer. “It provides a space when they have no place to go,” said Elliott-Nielsen, adding it’s available to any youth who is in crisis or is at risk, not just First Nation youth. While in the house the youth can access help and

support from social workers, team support workers, nurses, doctors and others. Having the safe house next door to the housing facility also allows youth staying at the safe house to connect with elders. Tillicum Lelum also plans to construct a child and young mothers centre on the Tenth Street property. Construction for the 6,000-square-foot facility is estimated at $3 million and Tillicum Lelum hopes to open it in 2013. reporter3@nanaimobulletin.com

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Teachers’ job action cancels award night BY JENN McGARRIGLE THE NEWS BULLETIN

The Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation is cancelling its annual awards night for the first time in 30 years. Erin van Steen, the foundation’s executive director, said the ceremony will not go forward because teachers are not participating in extra-curricular activities as part of a provincewide collective action to resist Bill 22. “The teachers play a huge role in this, a huge role behind the scenes in getting the kids there,” she said. “We’re still moving forward and kids will still get their money. The unfortunate piece of course is that these kids won’t be recognized. It’s

a sad day when outside politics interferes with student achievement.” The annual event held at the Port Theatre allows graduating students to meet and thank donors who provide awards, bursaries and scholarships each year through the foundation. This year, 406 awards totalling more than $320,000 will be given out to students. The awards will be either given to students at school graduation ceremonies or picked up at the foundation’s office at John Barsby Secondary School. The foundation is also cancelling its Mini O banquet that it puts on for special needs students. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

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cations today,” said White. “The treaties established the foundation for relationships between First Nations, the Crown, industry,

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and the general public, and when we gain greater knowledge of that foundation and work to implement it, everyone benefits.” In February, White went before the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal People in Ottawa to help examine the federal government’s constitutional and legal responsibilities to Aboriginal peoples. Before the committee, White expressed frustration that the B.C. Treaty Process, established in 1992, has not lived up to its mandate of committing to produce negotiated agreements between government and First Nations.

Keith Smith, a professor of First Nations Studies at VIU, said symposiums like this help all sides work through the complicated layers of those relationships. “As an institute of higher learning, we can work with the Snuneymuxw to raise awareness about the treaties and honour the spirit and intent of the agreements that were made in the mid1800s,” said Smith in a press release. “On the academic side, we hope to encourage research on the treaties.” For more on the conference, please visit www.vancouverisland treaties.org. reporter2@nanaimobulletin.com

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Gabriola artists are adding a splash of colour to the island’s neighbourhoods with painted power poles. The project was initiated by the Gabriola Arts Council and is meant to be a fun community event people can participate and showcase the talent of local artists. “Gabriola has one of the highest concentrations of artists in Canada,” said Kathy Ramsey, council president. “This project is all about community building.” So far the arts council has painted one pole as a test to figure out the logistics, but has four neighbourhoods – Coho Drive, Taylor Bay, Harrison Way and Folklife Village – selected for the project. Ted Olynyk, B.C. Hydro spokesman, said the company gets requests from community groups from across Vancouver Island to paint poles, adding

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The B.C. Coroners Service identified the Nanaimo man who died in a crash on the Coquihalla Highway on the weekend. Darcy Lee Ohlson, 44, died at the scene of a crash Sunday, shortly after 5 a.m., when the Ford F150 pickup he was driving southbound left the road and collided with a concrete pillar of the Shylock Road overpass just north of Hope.

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The B.C. government has followed through on its promise to regulate motorcycle helmets, with restrictions on the horsepower available to new riders coming in the next year. Justice Minister Shirley Bond announced Monday that the new helmet regulation takes effect June 1, requiring riders to wear helmets that meet Canadian and international safety standards. Many of the minimal-coverage “beanie” helmets favoured by bikers will soon be eligible for a $138 ticket. Regulations will also require

passengers to have their feet on foot pegs or floorboards while riding. Children who can’t reach the foot pegs will no longer be allowed as passengers, and drivers will be subject to tickets for that as well. Bond said restrictions will be developed by next spring that will set a limit on the horsepower of motorcycles used by new riders. The new rule will be an extension of the graduated licence restrictions for all new drivers. The power restrictions were sought by Denise Lodge, who began lobbying for changes after her son, Corey, died in a crash in 2005. His accident on Highway 1

on Vancouver Island came the day after getting a learner’s permit and buying a modified, highspeed motorcycle. “I kept saying, if only he didn’t have such a powerful bike,” said Lodge, struggling to maintain her composure as she spoke at a news conference in Victoria. “If he only had the training. If only he had experience.” Lodge learned of motorcycle power restrictions in European countries, and began seeking similar regulations for B.C. Bond said she plans to have consultations on power limits complete by this fall, and new rules in place next year. editor@nanaimobulletin.com

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Australia. He completed a it after receiving the prestigious Linkage International Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Australia Research Council. BY MARILYN ASSAF He returns to North AmerTim Goater felt a sense ica next summer to receive his of immense pride when he latest award – Siemen’s Young opened a recent issue of Healthcare Diagnostic Investigator of the Year Award from Nature magazine. A research article in the the American Society for prestigious international sci- Microbiology, to be awarded at ence journal was written by the annual general meeting in one of Goater’s former Van- San Francisco, in recognition couver Island University biol- of his research in developing better tools to detect and conogy students, Aaron Jex. Jex grew up in Nanaimo, trol waterborne diseases. “This particular parasite, attended John Barsby Secondary School and VIU, and now ascaris suum, is a close relative and excellent is an award-winning model for a really scientist working important parasite at the University of in humans called Melbourne in Ausascaris lumbritralia where he studcoides,” said Jex. ies parasites. “We use a similar The article profiles sequencing techhis work with pronique as a model for fessor Robin Gasser both parasites. from the University “While ascaris of Melbourne’s Facsuum causes billions ulty of Veterinary JEX of dollars in producScience. They led an tion losses in the international team of scientists which sequenced pig industry, ascaris lumbrithe genome of the common coides affects approximately 1.2 billion individuals globally roundworm. The article discusses how and kills around 135,000 peoresearchers hope the genetic ple – mainly children – each roadmap of the worm, which year in developing regions of infects pigs, can lead to the Southeast Asia, China, South development of treatments for America and Africa.” With very few drugs curboth animals and humans. “Aaron is one of the lead- rently used to treat humans ing experts in his field,” said or animals, Jex said it is critiGoater. “Getting published cal that new treatments are in Nature is a big deal in the developed. “There haven’t been huge world of science. We are very advances in developing drugs proud of him.” Jex has been on the pathway for these things for quite some to international acclaim since time. If the parasites become graduating from VIU with a resistant to existing drugs, we bachelor of science, major in don’t have a back up,” he said. “By sequencing the genome, biology, in 2000. Straight out of VIU, he we have a massive resource received the Queen Elizabeth to better understand the parII Centennial Scholarship asite, probe for weaknesses from the B.C. government and, hopefully, develop new to pursue a doctorate at the drugs to control the disease University of Queensland in that it causes.”

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shortly after the break-in. The vehicle crashed into a ditch after it ran over a spike belt deployed by Oceanside RCMP just outside Qualicum Beach and the suspects tried to evade police on flat tires. One suspect was arrested at the scene, but police have been searching for Guidotti since. Anyone in the Nanaimo area who sees Guidotti or knows of his whereabouts are asked to avoid direct contact with him and call the Nanaimo RCMP immediately at 250754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www. nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

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Taking wheels won’t educate A message needs to be sent that it is not OK to drive so dangerously that you create a very real risk to the lives of innocent people. And it’s morally indefensible to celebrate such an act of stupidity by posting a video of it to the Internet. But the punishment must fit the crime. We can all agree that the motorcyclist who on April 6 video-recorded himself travelling at speeds of 300 km/h down a busy highway showed the judgment of a moron. However, no matter how emphatic that point needs to be made, confiscating the bike and selling it to raise revenue for the government is the wrong thing to do in this case. Unable to arrest the young man suspected of riding the bike in the video, the police have turned to the Civil Forfeiture Act to try and punish the perpetrator and, perhaps, turn the incident into a teachable moment. The public has not heard enough evidence to merit having the police take away the personal property of an Esquimalt mom (her son is believed to be the rider in the video). Police have every right to seize the bike in case it can be used to actually press charges. Dangerous driving is a serious offence punishable by jail time. If that can’t be proved unless the rider confesses, we understand why police would want to send a message that you can’t commit such a high-profile crime and get away scot-free. But rather than attempting civil forfeiture, which is more justly applied to the proceeds of criminal activity, the police could better serve their public by ensuring this rider, and other potential daredevils, learn about the very real consequences of very bad decisions. The goal is to keep young drivers from taking exceptional risks, not merely to keep them from posting to YouTube after they do. 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

Liberal win requires another reality BY KYLE SLAVIN It’s May 13, 2013 – provincial election day in B.C. Premier Kevin Falcon vows to hold onto his party’s majority in the legislature in today’s election. Falcon is optimistic despite Adrian Dix (NDP) and John Cummins (Conservative) successfully improving their respective party’s popularity among B.C. voters. “Since becoming premier I have listened to the people of this province, I have learned from the people of this province, and I have led this province decisively,” Falcon says on election day 2013, reflecting back on his two years in charge. Way back in February 2011, Falcon ultimately beat radio talkshow host Christy Clark (as well as MLAs George Abbott and Mike de Jong) to take over the job vacated by outgoing premier Gordon Campbell. Falcon’s achievements as premier have been highlighted by … wait a second, this doesn’t sound right. It’s a shame life doesn’t give us the opportunity to explore other timelines – a remedial chaos theory, if you will – where we can see how different life would be if one thing was different, ie. if Clark wasn’t chosen premier. How well would Premier Falcon, or Premier Abbott, or Premier de Jong, be showing in the polls? Would Liberal MLAs Barry Penner and Iain Black have quit politics

entirely, making way for the NDP to earn two huge by-election wins in historically Liberal ridings? Would any Liberal MLAs have defected to the “vote-splitting” Conservative Party of B.C.? We’ll never know. What we can surmise from reality, however, is that Clark’s chances of being named premier-elect on May 13, 2013 are getting slim. For the last few months, opinion polls have gradually shown Dix, the NDP leader, overtaking Clark as the public’s preferred leader of our province. But his lead is not yet insurmountable. Polls and pundits don’t always paint a true picture of the political landscape, but this Liberal-run term in the legislature has been dominated by some pretty divisive issues – namely the harmonized sales tax. And yes, British Columbians got the tax referendum they demanded, and they stuck it to the Liberals by voting to scrap the tax. But next May 13 will be the day, I predict, an even louder message will be sent. Someone who isn’t Clark will be crowned premier in 2013. As it stands right now, Dix looks like he’ll be that person – though the Liberals still have an out. Despite card-carrying Liberals preferring Clark to any of her leadership adversaries back at that February 2011 convention, there was only one sitting politician (MLA Harry Bloy) who backed her bid.

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TTanning restrictions applauded The commitment by the B.C. government to introduce legislation restricting indoor tanning bed use to people over the age of 18 may raise the question: why the stick, as opposed to the carrot, when it comes to preventing skin cancer? Research points to the fact that, despite years of public health education on the dangers of indoor tanning, 27 per cent of young women are still making it a habit. Like many policies that protect youth from high-risk behaviours such as drinking and smoking, an underage indoor tanning ban makes sense from a public health perspective. We know that indoor tanning is detrimental to our health, particularly for youth. It significantly increases the risk of skin cancer; in fact, any use of indoor tanning equipment before the age of 35 increases a person’s risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, by 75 per cent. Some may also wonder whether it should be up to parents to decide whether their child tans indoors. Parents are not permitted to buy their children alcohol or cigarettes and it is sensible to put the same restrictions on indoor tanning. About half of all cancers are preventable. The Canadian Cancer Society invests in best practices which includes public education, community action and advocacy for healthy public policy. Nancy Falconer Canadian Cancer Society B.C. and Yukon

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Scars of tragedy resonate To the Editor, Re: Mine blast rocked Nanaimo; Morden Mine restoration plan pitched to province: City’s history must live on, Opinion, May 1. I commend the News Bulletin for its excellent coverage of the 125th anniversary of the No. 1 Mine disaster of May 1887, and the accompanying article on the ongoing efforts to save the concrete pithead at Morden Colliery Provincial Heritage Park as a memorial to the Nanaimo-area coal miners. More than 600 men were killed in these mines over an 80-year period. How many more were injured or maimed is not recorded, but the

number of accidents reported in the press and in official reports suggest that there were many. Although, for family descendants, the scars of those tragedies still resonate collectively as pointed out in your editorial. We’ve not remembered our miners well and “we’ve abandoned our history as the coal barons abandoned us”. This is precisely why the Friends of the Morden Mine is working so hard to save the last surviving Morden headframe/tipple – now a century old – as a memorial to Vancouver Island coal miners and their families. Although the six-storey-tall structure is deteriorating at

an accelerating pace for want of maintenance and repair, engineering studies have shown that it can be saved. Speaking as a historian (and, admittedly, as a nonresident) I urge Nanaimo residents to embrace their rich heritage. Theirs is one that is truly worthy of celebration, let alone its tourism potential. Those of us who enjoy the benefits of their labours have a duty, I believe, to remember and to honour the men and, by extension their families, who worked and, too often, died to build the community that we, for the most part, seem to take as our due. T.W. Paterson Duncan

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without the work that professionals rely on to produce the real thing. Having made my confession, I encourage purists to have a look at two websites that would scorn my shortcut. At www.instructables.com you will find beautifully clear instructions for how to use that expensive new pot to make true soup bases. A compendium of soup lore can be found at http://soup song.com, along with recipes for the classic soups, clear and thick: French onion, Vichyssoise, bisques, etc. The author also introduced me to a couple of books I’m going to track down: Love Soup, by Anna Thomas, for vegetarians, and The Soups of France, by Lois Anne Rothert. Farmers’ markets will soon be with us again, starting with fresh greens. Poultry sellers should have packages of chicken backs and other off cuts to make stocks. I simmer them with carrot bits, bay leaves and dried celery leaves, which I chuck in a hanging wire basket to dry as I use up the stalks. ◆ Marjorie Stewart is board chairwoman of the Nanaimo Foodshare Society. She can be reached at: marjorieandal stewart@shaw.ca.

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Bastion opens doors for tourist season The Nanaimo Bastion welcomes visitors back for the summer season with a bang May 18. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and as part of a salute to International Museums’ Day, the first double cannon firing will take place at noon, continuing the city’s tradition of welcoming visitors and dignitaries throughout the summer. Heritage interpreters in period costume will be on hand to answer any questions. The Bastion is open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Sept. 3. Admission is by donation. “The Bastion is entering its 159th year of service to Nanaimo,”

said David Hill-Turner, Nanaimo Museum curator. “While its original function was defensive, it serves as a unique and popular civic landmark.” After spending a year under cover in pieces, the refurbished Bastion reopened in the spring of 2011, with many new exhibits crafted for its interior. Originally hand hewn out of local logs to serve as a company office, the building has seen service as an arsenal and storage facility, a safe haven for miners and their families in the event of insurgency and, on occasion, a jail. For more information, please go to www.nanaimomuseum.ca. Call For A

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◆ Eighty-five per cent of Canadians agree having an emergency plan is important in ensuring their and their family’s safety, yet only 40 per cent have prepared one. ◆ Roughly 5,000 earthquakes are recorded in Canada every year. ◆ Hurricanes are bigger and cause more widespread damage than tornadoes (a very large system can be up to 1,000 kilometres wide). ◆ Canada gets more tornadoes than any other country except the U.S., averaging about 50 tornadoes per year. ◆ In 2011, flooding in Manitoba and Saskatchewan featured the highest water levels and flows in modern history. More than 11,000 residents were displaced from their homes. ◆ The June 23, 2010, earthquake in Val-des-Bois, Que., produced the strongest shaking ever experienced in Ottawa and was felt as far away as Kentucky in the U.S. ◆ In 2009, Manitoba’s Red River recorded its second highest spring flooding in nearly 100 years. Nearly 3,000 people were evacuated from their homes. ◆ In 2007, the Prairies experienced

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410 severe weather events including tornadoes, heavy rain, wind and hail, nearly double the yearly average of 221 events. ◆ One of the most destructive and disruptive storms in Canadian history was the 1998 ice storm in Eastern Canada causing hardship for four million people and costing $3 billion. Power outages lasted up to four weeks. ◆ The largest landslide in Canada involved 185 million cubic metres of material and created a 40-metre deep scar that covered the size of 80 city blocks in 1894 at Saint-Alban, Que. ◆ The coldest temperature in North America was – 63 C, recorded in 1947 in Snag, Yukon. ◆ The deadliest heat wave in Canadian history produced temperatures exceeding 44 C in Manitoba and Ontario in 1936. Rail lines and bridge girders twisted, sidewalks buckled, crops wilted and fruit baked on trees. ◆ Ice, branches or power lines can continue to break and fall for several hours after the end of an ice storm. ◆ Some hailstones are the size of peas while others can be as big as grapefruit.

Knowing the risks can save lives, property in a disaster Spring and summer bring the warm weather, but can also come with some unwelcome side effects, such as thunderstorms, flooding, tornadoes and dry conditions that can lead to forest fires. With Emergency Preparedness Week running May 6-12, it’s the perfect opportunity to take a look at your home and business and ensure you have done what you can to reduce risk when it comes to weather-related disasters. Simple steps such as installing sump pumps in basements or backflow valves can be critical in preventing sewer backups in the event of flooding or a major rain storm. Ensuring trees and bushes are trimmed and any dead branches removed can make all the difference in preventing roof or window damage in the event of a wind storm. This special week is a national effort of local, provincial and territorial emergency management organizations, coordinated through Public Safety Canada. Preparing for an emergency is something the whole family can do. By taking a few simple steps, you can

become better prepared to face a range of emergencies and minimize the impact on yourselves and your families. Here are three simple steps to better prepare your family to weather the storm: ◆ Know the risks – Although the consequences of disasters can be similar, knowing the risks specific to our community and our region (like what to do in the case of floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, storm surges, hurricanes, and technological or environmental accidents such as chemical spills and power failures) can help us better prepare. ◆ Make a plan – Every Canadian household needs an emergency plan. It will help you and your family know what to do if disaster strikes. We should all practice what to do in different emergency situations. ◆ Get an emergency kit – During an emergency, we may need to get by without power or tap water. We will all need some basic supplies (items such as threeday supply of water, non-perishable food, a flashlight, batteries, battery-operated or wind-up radio, first aid kit, pocket knife, prescriptions, extra set of keys and money, and copies of important documents). Checklists can be found at www. GetPrepared.ca or www.nanaimo.ca.

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Website provides emergency links As we go about our everyday lives, emergencies may seem like a distant possibility. They can, however, happen anytime and anywhere. Preparing an emergency kit, having an emergency plan and knowing the risks in the area are crucial to minimize the impact of an emergency situation. Preparing for an emergency is important and something the whole family can do. By taking a few simple steps, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies and minimize the impact on yourselves and your families. “Emergency Preparedness Week is a reminder of the unpredictability of emergency situations and the importance of being prepared as individuals and as a community,” said Karen Lindsay, city emergency program manager. “In a disaster affecting a community, some services we take for granted might be unavailable for several days or even longer.

“Families should be prepared to take care of themselves at the very minimum for 72 hours but it is recommended people prepare for seven days.” Celebrate Emergency Preparedness Week by making a 72-hour kit. For more information about how you can prepare for emergencies, or to read more about the City of Nanaimo emergency response and recovery plan, please visit http://fire.nanaimo.ca. Residents will find information and links on how businesses and individuals can prepare their families and workplaces for emergencies. In addition, people can sign up for Nanaimo’s Emergency Call Alert system. It’s free and in the event of an emergency, they will receive a phone call or e-mail notifying and providing information about the nature of the emergency. Click on the yellow triangle at www.nanaimo.ca or sign up by calling 250-758-1311.

Advance preparation can lessen impact of flood Floods are the most frequent natural hazards in Canada, and the most costly in terms of property damage. Floods can occur in any region, in the countryside or in cities. In the past, floods have affected hundreds of thousands of Canadians. They can occur at any time of the year and are most often caused by heavy rainfall, rapid melting of a thick snow pack, ice jams, or more rarely, the failure of a natural or human-made dam. All Canadian rivers experience

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Mama movement provides support for Haven Society A trade show powered by the Mama Movement is supporting Nanaimo’s Haven Society. Island Mamas’ Trade Show is all about mothers in small business and runs today (May 5) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wellington Hall, 3922 Corunna Ave. Raffle prizes include spa packages, gift certificates and more. Proceeds from the raffle goes to Haven Society. The show also features a table for donations to Haven’s ‘wish list.’ For more information, please go to www. islandmamas.com. For more on Haven, please go to www. havensociety.com.

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Woodgrove Centre has partnered with the Nanaimo Green Patrol to help keep the Harbour City beautiful. Sharing a concern for environment, a team of volunteers took part in a cleanup event in celebration of Earth Day April 23. A total of 18 bags of garbage were collected in three hours. “This was our first clean-up initiative with the Nanaimo Green Patrol and it was very successful,” said Mark Fenwick, Woodgrove general manager. “Woodgrove is committed to do what we can to contribute to a sustainable environment.”

Ron Coupal, founder of Nanaimo Green Patrol, said he considers the environment his own backyard and wanted to do something to keep it beautiful. “My hope is that by being more visible, more citizens and businesses will be encouraged to get involved,” he said. Areas covered during the cleanup included all road ways and grounds of May Richards Bennett Pioneer Park, Dover Bay Secondary School, McGirr Elementary School as well as along Hammond Bay Road near the Regional District of Nanaimo and Vancouver Island Regional Library.

Kilometres add up to guide dog funds A five-kilometre walk is not only good for the body, it can help someone in Nanaimo gain greater independence, safety and mobility. Nanaimo Purina Walk for Dog Guides May 27 at Maffeo Sutton Park raises money to help provide dog guides to people with disabilities in the community. With no registration fee, all money raised goes to the Lions

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Naturopaths give health tips Learn all about naturopathy at a free event at Oliver Woods Community Centre Wednesday (May 9). In celebration of Naturopathic Medicine Week, five local naturopaths will give lectures on various topics including building immunity and getting a good night’s sleep naturally. Naturopathic medicine is a primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. The event, which takes place from 6:30-9 p.m., includes a question period, opportunities to speak with the doctors, snacks and beverages from Island Natural Markets and door prizes. Pre-registration is required. Please call 250-755-1930 to reserve your seat. Oliver Woods Community Centre is at 6000 Oliver Rd.

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Ernest Stuart Morgan Sept. 28, 1946 - April 27, 2012

With deep sorrow the family of Ernie Morgan announces his unexpected death on Friday, April 27th. He died peacefully at home at the age of 65. Ernie was born and raised in Nanaimo, as were his parents (George and Mae) and all of his grandparents. He was very well known and respected, and will be greatly missed. As a youngster, Ernie was the leader of the notorious Rosehill Gang â&#x20AC;&#x201C; still remembered for their cherry tree and pea patch raids. Later in his teenage years he was a member of the Royal Coachman Car Club, famous back then for cruising the drag in his purple â&#x20AC;&#x2122;47 Merc (Transbuster) and for his stock car racing skills. Ernie worked hard from an early age, and after his graduation from NDSS he started as a rookie tireman at Dunlop. From then until his retirement in 2001, he had worked his way up to Kal Tire Island Zone Manager. His work ethic and honesty, plus his friendly, patient manner, made him to go-to tire guy for many years Ernie enjoyed a short retirement, time with family, travelling, and especially the kayaking treks with his lifelong buddy, Mike; oh, the stories we heard! Having not enough to do, as he never sat still, he decided to get a part time job and somehow landed in the bubble gum business with GLH Vending. He loved seeing his family and friends with their children while working and always had a â&#x20AC;&#x153;little treasureâ&#x20AC;? for them. E i is Ernie i survived i d by b his hi beloved b l d wife if off 41 years, Diana; his son Sean (Honey), and his daughter Leah. He was a proud Grandpa to Brian and Dylan. Ernie also leaves two sisters, Shirley (Victor) Danyluk, Carol Ostermann; his brother, Allen (Carol) Morgan; many nephews, and nieces, and his very special mother-in-law, Rina Dolan. He will also be missed by his many good neighbours and friends, and of course, his Beban Pool Early Bird cohorts, being a regular there for over 30 years. There is no service upon Ernieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request. There will be a celebration of his life held at a later date this summer. Anyone wishing to honour his memory is asked to brighten someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day with a smile or a kind word. He was a good man who always had a mischievous twinkle in his blue, blue eyes. Sands ~ Nanaimo 250-753-2032

William (Dale) Girvin July 29, 1944 - May 6, 2011

We cannot hear your laughter. We cannot see your smile. We wish that we could talk again If only for awhile. We know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re watching over us Seeing everything we do And though youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll always be with us We will always be missing you. Love you always, Colleen, Kyla, Kerry, Julian & Family

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Rasmussen, Poul (Teddy) Passed away on April 30, 2012. Poul was born in Gelsted, Denmark on February 21, 1935. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Anni in 2007 and his son, Glenn in 2010. He will be sadly missed by his two daughters, Susan (John), Tammy (Ted); ďŹ ve grandsons: - Noel, Dean, Jason, Braden and Ryan and many family members in Denmark. Poul was past President and an active member of the Nanaimo Lions Club for more than 35 years; he took great pride in his â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lionism.â&#x20AC;? He was also a member of the Danish/Canadian Club in Nanaimo, his Danish heritage remained a part of his life until the end, he often said he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good Daneâ&#x20AC;? he was a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Great Dane!â&#x20AC;? Poul enjoyed many hobbies over the years; ďŹ shing, camping, woodwork, photography, metal detecting, slot machines and most recently his computer. His passion was gardening, he will always be remembered for his immaculate garden and his perfectly grown tomatoes! Poul always had a great sense of humor and loved hearing; but more often telling a funny joke! â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rest in peace Papa, we will always love you.â&#x20AC;? Please join us for a celebration of Poulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life and share some of your memories with us on Saturday May 5th at 1:00 PM at the Bowen Complex (Activity Room #1) - 500 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, donations to the Nanaimo Lions Club would be greatly appreciated.

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 Estateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that of which it has notice.

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MOUNTAIN MECHANICAL SERVICES IN SPARWOOD B.C. CURRENTLY HAS AN OPENING FOR A CERTIFIED HEAVY-DUTY OR COMMERICAL TRANSPORT TECHNICIAN, ALSO HAVE A OPENING FOR A CERTIFIED AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN WOULD ALSO ACCEPT A 3RD OR 4TH YEAR APPRENTICE IN EITHER TRADE PLEASE FAX OR EMAIL RESUMES TO ATT: BOB AT B N I C. M T N M E C H @ T E L U S. N E T FAX:1-250-425-0715 PH:250-4256535 FOR MORE INFORMATION

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APARTMENT MANAGER/ CARETAKER 2 Buildings, 55 units, non-proďŹ t society, BC Housing project. Must be bondable. Please reply to: resumes@nanaimobulletin.com Note Job #335 in subject line.

FOUND BLACK Camera on Linley Valley Trail on Thursday, April 26. Please call Kat at (250) 713-7399 to identify. LOST: LARGE, clear umbrella, left on cart at Superstore (Nanaimo), sentimental. Call (250)758-4368.

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SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES Panorama Mountain Village is looking to fill a variety of summer positions. To see full job descriptions and apply go to www.panoramaresort.com/ employment

LEGAL ASSISTANT HEATH LAW LLP, a Nanaimo law firm, requires a legal assistant with knowledge in the area of litigation. Please forward resume to 200-1808 Bowen Road, Nanaimo B.C. V9S 5W4, Attention: Chuck Blanaru Fax: 250-753-3949. E-mail in Word or PDF format to: consult@ nanaimolaw.com

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

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD BARTENDER/SERVER required for Black Bear Pub in Nanaimo. Must have 5 years exp., be flexible and avail. nights & weekends. Apply on site with resume.

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

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The District of Lantzville is looking for an energetic individual to fill the position of summer student. This position is temporary in nature and will commence June 12, 2012 and conclude August 28, 2012.

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The successful applicant must be a student and provide proof that they will be returning to school, college or university in the fall of 2012. They must possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License and have the ability to operate a variety of equipment related to work associated with yard/parks maintenance. This position will also be required to perform physical labour.

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

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Interested individuals are invited to submit a detailed resume to the undersigned no later than 12:00 pm on Thursday, May 17, 2012:

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Advertising Consultant Ladysmith Chronicle Looking for part-time flexible hours? fl 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 flflexible. A vehicle is required and a gas allowance will be provided. 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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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Office Assistant The District of Lantzville is currently seeking applications from interested individuals who are willing to provide assistance to the District on an “as needed” basis (e.g., vacation relief, tax/ utility billing, elections and/or referendums, etc.) Hours and time of work will vary and are strictly dependent on the needs of the District. Duties will include (but may not be limited to): • Conscientiously dealing with the public, elected officials and all levels of staff in a team environment • Minimum typing speed: 60 wpm • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook • Computer cash receipting and operating of other office related equipment • Basic office experience plus 1-12 months prior job related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience This is a union position with an hourly rate of $22.07. Applicants with municipal experience will be given preference. Interested individuals are invited to submit a handwritten covering letter and detailed resume to the undersigned no later than 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2012. Donna Smith, Deputy Director of Corporate Administration District of Lantzville 7192 Lantzville Road, PO Box 100 Lantzville, BC V0R 2H0 We thank all individuals who may apply however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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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.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS ACORN HOME SERVICES Home improvements. Repairs. Doors/windows. Custom made arbors, decks, sunrooms, awnings, fences & lots more! Garry, 250-591-7474. www.acornhomeservices.ca AGILE HOME REPAIR & Improvement. Fully insured, interior/exterior repairs and upgrades. Ian 250-714-8800. BLUE OX Home Services. Expert Handyman & Renovation Services: plumbing, electrical, carpentry, drywall, tiling, painting, lawn & garden. Refs avail. Insured. 250-713-4409. BRYAN GRIFFIN CONSTRUCTION Home & Bath Renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Doors & Windows, Vinyl Siding & SofďŹ ts, and more. Insured. Free Estimates. 250-390-2601 FINISHING, SIDING, Framing & Renovations by Journeyman With 25 yrs exp. 250 924 5436

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

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FUEL/FIREWOOD

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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).

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

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.

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

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL DYNAMITE DEAN’S Rubbish Removal. Prompt, professional service. “No Messing Around!” 250-616-0625, 250-754-6664. MAKE ROOM FOR SPRING! 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Will remove & recycle your unwanted items responsibly. Call us or book online & save!

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE UNDER $300 L.H. BURNER Driver R. Flex 10.5, new. $220. Call (250)586-6673.

FRIENDLY FRANK 12’ COMBINATION ladder, like new, $75. (250)758-0656. BREVILLE PANNI Electric grill, used twice, $50. Call 778441-0025. HAMMOND ORGAN, large, walnut cabinet, exc cond, you pick up, $99. Call (250)7584368 (Liz). LRG DOG crate- 39x26x30, new $189.99, asking $99. Like new, clean. (250)758-2786. OLD FASHIONED wicker cat bed with hand woven blanket, $20. Call (250)245-3952. SINGLE CAMPING bed on stand, $25, campers potty, $25, very good condition. (250)390-3126.

250-758-1246 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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APARTMENTS FURNISHED RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 1187 SEAFIELD- 2 bdrms, $850. Call (250)753-0881. Ardent Properties. www.ardentproperties.com 3185 BARONS Rd- 1 & 2 bdrm, $695 & $800. (250)7530881. Ardent Properties. www.ardentproperties.com $650 & Up. 1681 Boundary Ave. New Management. 2 bdrm unit. Avail Immed & May 1. Senior discount. Hot water included, balconies, elevator, controlled entrance, coin-op laundry, storage & parking. Call Mgr at 250-618-4510. Chemainus: Lockwood Villa, well kept bldg, 1 bdrm $625, 2 bdrm 2 balcony $750, incl. heat & hot water, sm pets welcome.Karen 250-246-1033. 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. Ladysmith: bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrm suites from $700/mo incl. heat & hot water, ocean views, completely renovated, new management, on trolly route, small pets ok. 250-668-9086. LONG LAKE MANOR, 3108 Barons Rd. 1 bdrm, close to all amenities. 250-751-1341

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250.618.8463 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. NANAIMOSOUTH End. Sunny 1000 sq ft 2 bdrm. Full bath. 2 appls, lrg deck. REF’S REQ’D. 40% hydro. $750./mo. 1 (778)883-8703. Avail. now. ROYSTON RD., 3 bdrm, F/S, D/W, ref’s, N/S, $1100 mo + garbage/water. (250)338-6689

NANAIMO, OLD Quarter, 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.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES 2 BEDROOM Duplex, Beach Drive, Chemainus. W/D, HW floors, Ocean views, Pet ok. Jun 1st. 250-516-2527, shawn.sig@shaw.ca BRECHIN: BRIGHT 2-bdrm. exec walk-out, yard, carport. 5 appls. NS/NP. Refs req’d. $925 + utils. (250)754-2490. 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. S.NANAIMO. RENO’D 3-Bdrm 1.5 bath + rec room, SxS. W/D hook-up.N/S, pet neg. $1050.+ utils. June 1. 250-754-6514

HOMES FOR RENT 1631 MEREDITH- 4 bdrms, $1375. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 2625 MATTHEW Road(Nanoose) studio+ huge workshop, $950. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com COUNTRY Club area, 4bdrm, bsmnt, fenced backyard, garage, appli’s incl. Avail immed. $1,350/mo. (250)756-6702 LADYSMITH 3 bdrm, 2 storey home, small yard, NS/NP, D/W, $895 mo. Avail April. 15. Call 1-250-248-4816. OUTSTANDING HOME1536sq ft, very new, 3 bdrms, 3 bath, A/C, 4-6 appls, free water & strata fees, single garage, close to schools, ocean & dwntwn. Ladysmith. $1300. June 1. Call (250)924-4121.

OFFICE/RETAIL OLD CITY Quarter: Character building, busy street frontage, 430 sqft, $1050. 250-754-5174

ROOMS FOR RENT SINGLE & DBLE units; some w/kitchenettes. Pets ok. New monthly rates starting at $650; wkly starting at $290; 10% off 1st month. 250-754-2328

RV PADS RV SITE Nanoose Bay- on private estate, all inclusive including internet, very private, pet friendly. Rent negotiable. Call (250)751-0058.

SUITES, LOWER 2BDRM BASEMENT suite. Close to VIU. N/P, N/S. (250)591-4141 or 667-2139. 2 BDRM GL. N. Nanaimo. Clean/bright, WD, hydro. NS NP. Ref Req. Jun 1. $790. 250-756-6076 2 BDRM University area (legal) Sep entry, new appls, laundry. N/P, N/S. $800. 250616-7638 wade@sailwest.ca LADYSMITH, LOWER 1 bdrm + den, $750 mo, black granite counters & S/S appls, W/D, radiant under floor heat/hydro incl, half blk to town centre/all shops/trolley, parking, N/S, small pet ok, avail immed. Call (250)797-0877. NANAIMO- (near downtown) new home 1 bdrm fully furn’d, level entry,priv backyard, quiet neighbourhood inclds hydro & wifi, W/D. N/S. refs req’d, avail June 1, $900. 250-591-7715. NANAIMO (NEAR University) 2 bdrm bsmt suite, N/P, N/S, incls heat, hydro, water, appls, lndry, $800. (250)739-1071. rentnanaimo@gmail.com N. NANAIMO, - 1 bdrm, priv entrance & patio. NS/NP. $750 inclds utils & W/D. Refs req’d. Avail now. Call (250)751-2068

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SILVER MTN- 1 bdrm, $650. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

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

SPACIOUS 1BDRM level entry suite, new carpets/paint, W/D. Near VIU, Aquatic centre. $700/mo. (250)741-1135 UNIVERSITY AREA, new, clean, quiet, level entry 2 bdrm, walk to VIU, mins to downtown & parkway with walking trails outside your door, incls utils, cable, internet, W/D, alarm, no parties, N/S, $895 mo. 250-716-3264.

SUITES, UPPER 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 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

TOP DOLLAR Paid! Want To Buy Junk Cars & Trucks for cash. 1-250-954-7843. RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

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.

1992, 26 ft TRAVELAIRE. Bright, clean, sleeps 4. Twin beds in back & fold down double bed. Immaculate condition. Full shower with skylight, generator, air conditioning, 91,000 km. $16,500. (250) 748-3539

NANAIMO(UNIVERSITY area) lrg renovated 3 bdrm upper, decks, F/P, D/W, W/D, parking. NS, no partiers, cat ok. Refs. June. 1. $1250 inclds utils. (250)713-9486.

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TOWNHOUSES 9 BUTTERTUBS- 3 bdrms, $950. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

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

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Nanaimo Timbermen junior B player Myles Tierney, front, drives to the net for a scoring opportunity during Tuesday’s Pacific North West Junior Lacrosse League game against the Peninsula Warriors at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.

Junior B T-men rusty in opener I BOXLA SQUAD falls 9-5 in first home game. BY GREG SAKAKI THE NEWS BULLETIN

The junior B Nanaimo Timbermen showed in their season opener that they’re a feisty bunch. The city’s Pacific North West Junior Lacrosse League club took a few

too many penalties and dropped a 9-5 decision to the Peninsula Warriors on Wednesday at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. The T-men led until about halfway through the game, and that penalty-filled second period was the turning point, said team captain Myles Tierney. He said it wasn’t necessarily a lack of discipline, though. “Guys are rusty, get out of position and make a

last-ditch effort and take a penalty,” Tierney said. Coach Matt Rinas was generally positive about the first game. “For being pretty much a brand-new team, we did not do too bad,” he said. “There’s a lot of stuff we can take from this and work on.” He saw lots of communication defensively and good movement offensively. He wants to see improvement in all areas, but said

the team has showed it’s willing to learn. “They’re all ears at practice,” Rinas said. “They want to take what we give them and give 100 per cent on game day.” LACROSSE TALK … Travis Mickelson and Shane Atwell had two goals each and Kyle Groat-Saluk also tallied … Nanaimo’s next game is Wednesday (May 9) against Cowichan at 7:30 p.m. at the NIC. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

The Nanaimo Pirates have something like a Murderers’ Row in their lineup these days. That was the nickname given to the New York Yankees’ batting order in the 1920s, which included Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and others. These days in the B.C. Premier League, the Hub City Paving Pirates have their own collection of hitters that should strike fear in the hearts of opposing pitchers. The team’s collective batting average is .304, more than 25 points better than any other club in the B.C. Premier Baseball League. Griffin Andreychuk is second in the league with a .483 average, Brendan McCarthy is hitting .462, Chris Faber is hitting .407 and Ben Dunbar (.345), Ryan Smith (.333) and Justin Clarkson (.316) are also among the league leaders. Doug Rogers, Pirates manager, said it’s nice to see the team hitting so well collectively, and he thinks the batting order is capable of doing even better at the plate. Andreychuk said players aren’t too concer ned about their averages.

“We just try to get the wins,” he said. “But it’s probably intimidating when their pitchers are trying to come at certain batters different ways.” McCarthy, who leads the league in extrabase hits with seven, isn’t sure if the Pirates’ order scares teams. “I obviously don’t know what the opponents are thinking,” he said. “But we’re putting a lot of hits together and hopefully we can keep it rolling.” Clarkson said he thinks opponents pay attention to the Pirates’ pre-game batting practice and know some hitters to watch out for. “It’s a big intimidation factor to have guys like that to score you runs whenever you want,” he said. Ro g e r s s a i d t h e Pirates are talented enough that they can find a way to get on base even when the opposing pitcher has his best stuff. “We have some pretty versatile guys that can hit for power, can run, can bunt for base hits,” said the manager. “There’s no real way to shut us down.” GAME ON … The Pirates play today ( M ay 5 ) i n N e w Westminster and Sunday in Coquitlam. sports@nanaimobulletin.com


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CALENDAR ◆ May 5 - B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League. Nanaimo Timbermen vs. New Westminster Salmonbellies. Frank Crane Arena, 5 p.m. ◆ May 5 - Roller derby. Nanaimo Nemesis vs. Brick House Betties. Nanaimo Ice Centre, 8 p.m. ◆ May 6 - B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League. Nanaimo vs. Port Coquitlam. Frank Crane Arena, 2 p.m. ◆ May 9 - B.C. Premier Baseball League. Nanaimo Pirates vs. Parksville Royals. Serauxmen Stadium, 6 p.m.

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Patrick Green, left, Quinn Webber and Aiden Grecht all look for a fast start in their eight-and-under cruiser race at the Vancouver Island Championships series stop Sunday at Marie Davidson BMX Park.

◆ May 9 - B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League. Nanaimo Timbermen vs. Victoria Shamrocks. Frank Crane Arena, 7 p.m.

BMX racers break record The Nanaimo BMX Association got the competitive season underway in record-setting fashion. The local club hosted the first stop on the Vancouver Island Championships

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It was difficult to find people who thought about money like I did... Don’t get me wrong, there were lots of successful Canadians out there, but I found it difficult to get them to sit with me and talk one-on-one about their own strategies for wealth creation. So I sought out those who wanted greater wealth in their own life. Then I systematized what I had personally done to create wealth, and shared it with them for their own personal use. Those who had the drive to follow my system, ended up making millions. They became friends. They became peers. They became my inner circle mastermind partners. And they encouraged me to take my system bigger and share it with more people in Canada. So I did. I have spoken to thousands of people from every corner of our great country. I shared with them my formula for creating wealth, starting from nothing, or starting with a solid base. My system worked for those who applied it. I travelled far too much and started to burn myself out. I stopped traveling and started leveraging. I built a team of 100 of the most passionate

people in the country. They helped me get my message out to those who wanted out of the rat race. We pulled in our best students and success stories, and had them share their own examples on the road. The best part? My STAR student will pass on the knowledge to you. The formula that I taught continued to work for others who I had never personally taught. My system worked for anyone who understood it and applied it, whether or not I taught it to them directly or through my students. Is it your turn to master the money mindset? ...Most people are broke, and will stay that way for the rest of their life. My company has organized an event coming up in your city and we would like you to join us. There is no cost to attend, but you do need to commit to being there. My team is here to make sure you get the tools you need for creating the independence you crave.

Each one of my wealthiest students and clients started off at a free event just like this. They heard about an event just like this put on by my company. They attended and absorbed every ounce of information shared, and took MASSIVE ACTION. Each of them is now financially independent and able to live life on their own terms. What should you do next? Pick up your phone and dial 1-877-742-4236 or visit our website at www.BCFastTrack.ca and reserve your seat there. Find one or more friends or family members who want out of the rat race like you do... and get them a seat booked as well. Last? Don’t let anyone discourage you or get in your way. Real independence p starts when yyou learn to ignore g all the negative g people p p in yyour life who don’t want yyou to succeed. Make sure you show up, take lots of notes, and immediately start putting these ideas into action.

If I can show completely unknown individuals how to become financially independent in 5 years or less... why can’t you? This is the real t 8PSSZJOH BCPVU IPX ZPV XJMM &7&3 HFU deal and I have gone from $0 to $100 million in ahead when the government continues to take revenues in just 10 years using these strategies... my students are proof that my techniques work what you make. everywhere, for anyone who is willing to take tćFGFBSUIBUZPVSDIJMESFOXJMMOPUIBWFTPMJE action. opportunities to create wealth, as the present Stop what you are doing right now and get your generations seem to be wasting it all away. seat booked. Dial 1-877-742-4236 or visit our t ćF KFBMPVTZ ZPV GFFM XIFO TPNFPOF FMTF website at www.BCFastTrack.ca and reserve ends up doing exceptionally well financially, your seat. knowing FULL WELL you are as smart, or smarter, than they are. Which of these would you like to put a permanent end to?

t"SHVJOHXJUIZPVSTQPVTFBCPVUNPOFZBOE the challenges that come with growing and protecting it. t $POTUBOUMZ GSFUUJOH PWFS UIF ĕOF CBMBODF PG saving, investing and playing with your money. t%SFBNJOHBCPVUUIBUMPOHWBDBUJPOZPVIBWF always wanted and needed, yet knowing it may never happen at the rate you are going now. Give me 3 hours of your time and I’ll give you powerful strategies that are guaranteed to change your life. Find out how to get out of bad debt and into wise investments. Discover how anyone, no matter how dire their circumstances, can go from rags to riches in 5 years or less. My students and business partners are prime examples of how you can start with nothing and build a very healthy investment portfolio and business in 5 years or less. The best part? We don’t just show you what to do... you get the formula to go as fast as you like, and can handle. Most seminars share the what – not the how. We show you both, with specific examples, formulas and resources to get you there on your own pace.

FREE events at 12 pm and 7 pm. Call 1-877-RICH CDN (1-877-742-4236)

Victoria Monday, May 14, 2012 Four Points By Sheraton 829 McCallum Road

Duncan Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Travelodge Hotel & Conference Centre 140 Trans Canada Highway

Nanaimo Wednesday, May 16, 2012 The Coast Bastion Inn 11 Bastion Street

www.BCFastTrack.ca

Don’t go it alone! Bring a friend or family member with you and enjoy the journey to wealth as a team. When you reserve your seat at this event, just mention who you want to bring and we will also give g you a CD that sells for $39.95. Nothing good is ever FREE... right? Wrong. I know you may be sceptical because we aren’t charging you for this event. Think about this.

*Darren Weeks is not always the presenter at Fast Track events


Nanaimo News Bulletin, May 05, 2012  

May 05, 2012 edition of the Nanaimo News Bulletin

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