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High heaven A short stretch of paradise is plagued by an ungodly stink NEIL HORNER

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It’s spring in Oceanside and at this time of year the thoughts of French Creek residents often turn to the question of: what’s that smell? The odour, though foul, has nothing to do with the sewage treatment plant on Lee Road, say officials with the Regional District of Nanaimo. Board chair Joe Stanhope said the smell isn’t sewage, it’s rotten eggs. The spring herring spawn, he said, brings millions of fish to lay their eggs in shallow waters, with the French Creek area being one of the most important spawning areas on the coast. NEWS FILE PHOTO Each year after Is herring roe to blame for the spawn millions the big stink? of eggs wash up on the beaches in the area, providing food for local sea birds. Later, as the eggs begin to rot, a strong odor of hydrogen sulfide is produced. Depending on the direction of the winds, the odor can be detected for kilometers. The beach that typically sees the most eggs is next to the French Creek Harbour, close to the French Creek Pollution Control Centre. See SEASONAL, page A4

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BROOM IN BLOOM: Gerry Vanderwolf tackles a yellow wall of Scotch broom as the Broombusters and local volunteers battle the invasive species in Parksville Friday. The cut continued on both Saturday and Sunday.

Union OK with fewer school days Teachers’ association, School District 69 agree on a cost-saving measure BRENDA GOUGH

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Cutting five educational days out of the school calendar is the option the board of education voted in favor of to make up for a $546,175 budget shortfall in School District 69 (Qualicum).

The Mount Arrowsmith Teachers Association (MATA) agreed to the calendar change and it was formally approved at a special budget meeting May 15. Taking five days off the calendar was the option trustees preferred to stretch the district’s funding dollars. See SCHOOL DAY, page A4

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STARTING POINT Vintage truck becomes work of art

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Coming soon in THE NEWS, a report on the Errington Volunteer Fire Department’s fundraising efforts. The department commissioned artist Dan Gray to create a portrait of their vintage fire truck. This original art work be be won in a raffle run by the hall board. Watch THE NEWS for more. — NEWS Staff

Family Day set for Sunday, May 27 Qualicum Beach’s day for the entire family — Family Day — is this Sunday. There will be a parade, pancake breakfast, kids games and more for the whole family. Watch The News on Friday, May 25 for more event details. — NEWS Staff

Correction In a letter to the editor in our Fri., May 18 edition, we erroneously referred to the Jubilee Hospital in Victoria as the Gabriola Hospital. THE NEWS apologizes for the error. — NEWS Staff

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School day reductions lesser of three evils: MATA JOHN MILROY JOH

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That alone brings a savings of $100,000 because school support staff don’t have to be paid on those days. Under Bill 22, the government took the authority away from management and the school board to change the calendar

and before the district could cut instructional days an agreement had to be reached with the local teachers association. MATA President Deb Morran said the agreement will see five instructional days eliminated from the

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2012/13 school year. Instructional minutes will be added to each teaching day to make up for the lost days. Morran said the other options to trim the budget would have resulted in fewer teachers and they want as many teachers as possible in the classroom. “It was the lesser of three evils,” she ad-

mitted and added the calendar change isn’t ideal for CUPE members because they do not get paid when schools are closed. “CUPE continues to take a hit and that was a consideration in our discussions,” she said. The 2012/13 operating budget which is around 44 million dollars isn’t enough

to meet all the costs listed on the spread sheets and other cost saving measures include cutting some custodial supplies and equipment, and eliminating extra-curricular transportation. At the May 15 meeting board chair Lynette Kershaw said with four trustees being new this year the budget process was

brand new to them and they came up with the best document they could and were determined to keep the focus on student needs. “While other boards are facing tabling a deficient budget, our board has been able to present a balanced budget…it is our best evaluation at this time,” said Kershaw.

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Quilt aficionados got to wait in the sun for the ribbon cutting by mayor Chris Burger opening the triennial festival with over 300 impressive works of quilted art. As of the opening hour, attendance looked good as people streamed into the Parksville Community and Conference Centre. The Seasons by the Sea Quilt Festival brought together the best works of the Parksville Quilt House Quilters Guild and their friends and included demonstrations, a boutique, door prizes and three hand-

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“The wind direction in this area is often onshore, which carries the odour towards the Island Highway,” Stanhope said. “I have lived on the beach for 70 years, so am extremely familiar with this yearly occurrence. People sometimes think the treatment plant is the source of the odour, but it is evident, particularly at this time of year, that the smell is the hydrogen sulfide from the decomposing eggs.” The odour from the herring spawn generally starts to dissipate by the end of May, depending on the number of eggs that are deposited on the beach. John Finney, the general manager of water and wastewater services with the RDN said the smell isn’t confined to

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Herring roe, not the sewage treatment plant, is to blame, says RDN.

French Creek, but conceded it’s particularly bad there. “French Creek has a high concentration of the roe,” he said. “Part of it is the nature of the water movement in the area and how it deposits the eggs. It’s not necessarily just a local phenomenon.” He said the district is bombarded with complaints about

the sewage treatment plant smell every May. “I’m not saying it never generates an odor, because it does, but it’s like clockwork,” he said. “It happens at the same time as the herring spawn every year. People logically and understandably mistake that smell as coming from the sewage treatment plant.”

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BEACH FESTIVAL

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The sand sculptors are conďŹ rmed and the entertainment and activities are coming together for this summer’s party on Parksville beach. Though it’s ofďŹ cially the 13th annual Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition, this year also marks the 30th anniversary of the ďŹ rst event, noted Cheryl Dill, president of the beach festival society that organizes it. The main opening competition is July 14 and 15, with the exhibition extended to ďŹ ve weeks this summer to end on Sunday, August 19, the day of Kidfest and the Quality Foods Children’s Sandcastle Competition. New this year will be a community sculpting event on the opening weekend in the bigger volleyball sand court, where there will be experts on hand to teach people some of the secrets of the art. There will also be an ‘80s beach dance party on Aug. 11 and, instead of a single big music weekend, there will be live music in the gazebo every day with a range of styles and talents from buskers to headliners.

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Last year’s Canadian Open Sand Sculpting competition drew more than 82,000 people over the month-long affair.

The successful Artisans at the Beach market will be expanded to two days, July 28 and 29. Last year the four week exhibition welcomed over 82,000 through the gates and almost hit 100,000 during the ďŹ ve week run the previous year. Dill said the addition of Trish Smith as a full time manager last year means they are a step ahead this year with good systems in place, but it also helps that the world’s best sculptors are eager to come to the Canadian qualiďŹ er for the world championships. The competitive sculptors are coming from across the

country, the U.S., Spain, and for the ďŹ rst time Australia and they will also have Charlie Beaulieu carving the sponsor’s berm for example. Beaulieu is director of the World Championships in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, winner of 12 world titles and seven Guinness book records. Dill said he’d heard so many good things about the Parksville event he asked to come. Though it’s still a couple months away, organizers encourage artisans, musicians and volunteers to contact them soon to take part. Check www.parksvillebeachfest.ca or call 250-951-2678.

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Bruce Alexander of Parksville Chrysler (from left), Christine Bryant of the Ballenas Dry Grad committee, award Richard Kool with his new car — donated by the dealership and raffled off by the grad committee as a fundraiser.

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International student forum May 24 School District 69 (Qualicum) wants people’s input on program BRENDA GOUGH

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A community forum on the School District 69 (Qualicum) international student program is being held Thursday, May 24 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Forum of the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre. Doug Player, who is undertaking the district’s review of the program, is seeking the public’s input and board chair Lynette Kershaw said they want the public to make comments or ask questions. “We also asked the consultant to make his e-mail available because some people may want to keep their com-

ments conďŹ dential.â€? Kershaw said the merits of the international program need to be addressed further especially since the community has expressed a desire to expand it. There are 115 full time international students in the district this year and the proďŹ t the program generates, about $500,000, goes back into the district. The program has a stellar reputation around the world and the school district has a consultant looking at tapping into more students in the Chinese market. Agents representing School District

69 have been to Asia exploring new partnerships. School District administrators have warned however that bringing in more foreign students won’t necessarily solve the district’s budget woes and in fact may create some other challenges. If more students are brought in there won’t be room in classes for them and that would mean having to add more staff so student limits will not be exceeded in the classroom. Kershaw said after they get some public input they hope to have some recommendations from the consultant at their June board meeting.

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fundraising locally to buy things like water filters, garden growing materials and school supplies for children. She sells Christmas cards handmade by students from various schools in District 69 and beadwork she pays fair trade prices for from the villagers in Guatemala. The money she makes goes towards the nonprofit organization Aldea Maya, which sponsors many projects in Chuk Muk. On Wednesday, May 23 partial proceeds from an event at Morningstar Golf Course will go towards

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The strategy divides priorities and recommendations into six strategic areas that cover mental health prevention and promotion, access to services, upholding the rights of people with mental illness, addressing the needs of specific populations and improving collaboration. Among the more than 100 recommendations, Richardson was pleased to see that it calls for “the inclusion of those with mental health issues in the development and delivery of services.” “The document articulates compelling concern for humanity and inclusion, and Forward

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Sosa’s goal of $20,000. Tickets for the nine and dine are $60 and include a round of golf, a buffet dinner, door prizes and a swag bag, including a beaded key-chain handmade in Guatemala. For those who don’t want to golf, a ticket for the dinner only is $36. The golf start is at 4 p.m. with the dinner underway at 6 p.m. There will be a silent auction and Sosa will make a short presentation on some of the work being done in the village including teaching people about nutrition, health and how to grow a garden.

Sosa will be traveling to Guatemala in January and by then she hopes she has enough money to go towards educating students in the new middle school that opened in Chuk Muk this year. She said when the Grade 7 class opened, she was hoping to get 20 kids but over 40 came. She said Aldea Maya paid for 20 scholarships and much more money will be needed to accommodate the students who will move on to Grade 8 and those who will be moving up from Grade 6. “We might have 70 students in middle school next year. I will have to raise so much money,” admitted Sosa. Normally the students don’t go past Grade 6, Sosa said, but she is hoping to change that. For tickets to the Morningstar fundraiser call Coastal Essence Day Spa which is hosting the event at 250-927-1511.

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The Little Qualicum Jazz Birds are about to debut. Made up of four talented local musicians, they will perform Thurs., May 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville. Putting their own spin on jazz standards, members of the quartet admitted during a rehearsal at the MAC last week that their approach to music is fun. The group started when Ray Haynes, of Little Qualicum Cheese Works in French Creek, asked a few people over to his house to play some music together. They enjoyed each other’s music and company so much that they began weekly rehearsals. Haynes said the sounds of voice, guitar, piano and saxophone gives them lots of room to explore various musical combinations. With Haynes on saxophone, Dave Klinger on piano, John Charron on guitar and Denise Charron on vocals, the group features popular songs with light jazz interpretations. Some of the pieces in their program include It’s Only a

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t’s going to take some time to turn the ship around, but at least there is recognition that B.C. Ferries needs a major adjustment to how it does business. The reality is the quasi-private corporation simply can’t continue on its current course, and it will take co-operation between coastal communities, the provincial government and B.C. Ferries to chart a more sustainable future for the service from which coastal residents all demand a lot. B.C. Ferries has worked within its contract with the province to provide a service with little success over the past decade. Now the ferry commissioner has a new mandate and more leeway in deciding how B.C. Ferries will look in the future. Some of those ideas will come from coastal communities and it will be up to those communities to make some extremely difficult decisions. As Transport and Infrastructure Minister Blair Lekstrom said, everything is on the table. In other words, the status quo can’t continue and communities will have to choose between reduced service levels or paying to keep current service levels. All other ideas, such as bridges or cable ferries, will be considered. At the same time, B.C. Ferries will have to dig deep to find $45 million in efficiencies, all in an effort to keep fare rate increases down and promote better ridership numbers. Whatever the process determines, B.C. Ferries is eventually going to look much different than it has over its previous 52-year history. There is a lot riding on this process. Our ferry system is part of our woven social fabric that includes our economy, tourism, food supply and how we choose to move around. That fabric has an ever-widening hole and it’s going to take all hands on deck working together to mend it.

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QUOTABLE:

Letters HARPER DOING FINE

In response to Yvonne Zarowny letter, (THE NEWS, May 15), her letter is nothing but a ranting against Stephen Harper. No facts, just doom and gloom. Harper has Canada on the correct financial path. Unfortunately, France and Greece have just returned leftist Prime Minister’s, more debt, spending more than they can pay off. We are lucky so far that Stephen Harper is there to guide us, not the NDP, both in Ottawa and B.C. otherwise Canada could end up in debt. Who will help to pay off Canada’s debt? The world’s money has moved to Asia. Will they help? Canada no longer has a manufacturing industry, resources is all that is left in Canada. Look at Greece and Ireland, these countries spent more than they can pay off, so much for the “Not for profit” concept. Lets hope that the NDP does not get control of the finanaces of Canada and B.C. GORDON KUSKEY Parksville

KILLING MY CANADA Canada’s natural beauty and wildlife along with our multiculturalism and social responsibility were at the core of the Canadian character. Today, this country is a driving proponent of all that is leading our world into environmental and economic decline, with social disparity for aboriginal people

“Look at life around us. It is full of everything.” CARMEN GEHRING, see story page B1

ALMANAC Government Contacts PROVINCIAL:

and younger generations. How did this change in Canada’s core values happen? The Cowen Commissions’ Inquiry into the decline of the Fraser River salmon shows contagious disease traveling from farmed fish to wild salmon. Nevertheless, the latest federal bill makes significant changes to the Fisheries Act before the commission gives their recommendations. The International Food and Inspection Agency has been ordered to close its Research and Inspection Office in Saanich. The budget eliminated more than 11,000 staff, notably biologists and veterinarians and Canadian Park staff. Cuts have led to moving B.C.’s command centre for oil spill response to Montreal. This reduces science, oversight and on-site knowledge. Who will provide research to protect our wild fish, our food, our oceans and our public health? The latest Bill C-38, disguised as an adjunct budget bill eliminates decades of environmental protection including: Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA), Fisheries Act, Navigable Waters Protection Act, Species at Risk Act, Canadian Environmental Protection Act, National Round Table on Environment and Economy Act, Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act. This bill allows cabinet to overrule independent committees, such as the National Energy Board. These major decisions can now made by politicians, rather than by scientists. ISABELLE MOODY Parksville

REDUCE THE HARM

In regards to the story entitled, Pot isn’t necessarily safe, says doc (THE NEWS, May 11), neither are alcohol and cigarettes, but they are legal. Examine the harm and cost to society caused by these aforementioned legal products. The harm and cost to society overwhelmingly exceeds that of pot. However, since it can be grown easily it would be a somewhat difficult job to tax. Consequently, keeping it illegal fosters a ridiculous sense of caring for society by governments. How inane. WAYNE DWERNYCHUK Parksville

SCOTT FRASER, MLA Alberni-Pacific Rim

RON CANTELON, MLA Parksville-Qualicum

1-866-870-4190 e-mail: scott. fraser.mla@leg. bc.ca

Parksville: 250-951-6018 e-mail: ron.cantelon. mla@leg.bc.ca

FEDERAL:

QUALICUM:

JAMES LUNNEY, MP Nanaimo-Alberni

TEUNIS WESTBROEK Mayor, Town of Qualicum Beach

SPREADING THE GAP The Conservative government’s new EI bill is another example of how government has undermined equality in the name of fiscal prudence. Over and again the same pattern is repeated: cut back taxes on corporations and the wealthy, and then use the resulting budget shortfall as excuse to cut social spending. Yet social programs are government’s most powerful tool for addressing the nation’s inequality. When employment insurance is harder to qualify for, more people slip economically and the gap widens. NATHANIEL POOLE Victoria

VIEWS IN THE NEWS We asked: Is it time we changed the name of the Victoria Day holiday?

1-866-390-7550 e-mail: nanaimo@ jameslunneymp.ca

City Hall office: 250-954-4661 e-mail: chrisburger@ parksville.ca

IRENE HELGESEN Nanaimo

It should be Empire Day again. KEN MACKENZIE Nanoose Bay

Maybe it is. I think it should have something to do with our British heritage though. MARIANNE WILKINSON Parksville

I’m old school, so I think it should stay as it is now. LEONA MCKILLOP Parksville

Town office: 250-752-6921 e-mail: mayor@ qualicumbeach.com

PARKSVILLE: RDN:

CHRIS BURGER Mayor, City of Parksville

I don’t think so. It has always been Victoria Day. That’s how we know it.

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JOE STANHOPE Chairman, Regional District of Nanaimo 250-390-4111 e-mail: corpsrv@ rdn.bc.ca

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All LETTERS TO THE EDITOR must be signed and include your full name, home town and contact phone number. Those without these requirements will not be published. Letters must be 300 words or less and are subject to editing. THE NEWS retains the right not to publish any submissions.

Send them in

Mail: Box 1180, Parksville, B.C., V9P 2H2 Fax: 250-248-4655 E-mail: editor@pqbnews.com. Online: www.pqbnews.com


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8’s

99 2

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3$ for

5

Cascade

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Grimm’s

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Roast or Smoked

Corned Beef

1

Maple Ham

Turkey Breast

New York Style

1

49 PER gr

100

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3

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100

1

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100gr

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99

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9

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318gr

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49

49

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30 Quality Years! Celebrating

Bakery Fresh

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2

99

Black Forest Cake

12

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2 $5

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30

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Mexi-Snax

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2 $5 for

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The City of Parksville is officially opening the newly constructed McMillan Street with a short photo-op at the new traffic light on the corner of Hirst Avenue at 10 a.m. May 30 to recognize the companies and organizations involved.

Learn about self-acceptance at Oaktree BRENDA GOUGH reporter@pqbnews.com

A free event with healthy delicious food from the Healing Gourmet, laughter yoga and a presentation on transforming self-judgement into self-acceptance is taking place at the Oaktree Energy Medicine Centre in Errington on

Saturday, May 26. Gudrun Eichhorst is an emotional health coach and she said her open house event is an opportunity for people to learn a bit more about the connection between emotional and physical health. This is the third open house Eichhorst has hosted at her

centre in Errington and she said everyone is invited to enjoy a day of all around health and well being from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eichhorst will be presenting a workshop that was well received at the Health and Wellness Fair in Parksville back in February.

Eichhorst said the workshop from the 3 to 4 p.m. entitled Transforming Self-Judgement into Self-Acceptance will introduce people to some simple and effective healing tools that can help them to feel at peace with who they are. See HELPING, page A21

PARKSVILLE — The Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer The Organized Owner, on Thursday, May 31, from 1 to 4 p.m. This informative and interactive workshop will focus on tools and ways to organize your time as a business owner on the right things. The Chamber believes by educating, equipping, guiding, challenging and supporting the business leaders of our communities, the entire business community will be strengthened. The workshop will be facilitated by Darrell Goertzen, an Oceanside resident who has started and run businesses in Vancouver, Toronto and the U.S. He is currently president of OWL Business Consulting, a firm that provides business development, marketing, coaching and training services for business owners, Goertzen’s insights on sales growth, process and practices improvement, customer experience and market leadership have benefited small business owners across North America. Cost is $25 per person. For more details and to register: 250248-3613. Limited space available — book early to avoid disappointment. — Submitted

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ividend income can be the least “income-friendly” to retirees because the grossed-up amount is reported on their tax returns. Although the dividend tax credit provides preferential tax treatment, the grossed-up amount exaggerates the total income on line 234. Canadians age 65 and older may qualify for many valuable government benefits — Old Age Security and the Age Credit, are examples. However, if the income reported on line 234 of the Federal Income Tax Form is too high, these benefits can be clawed back and, in some cases, forfeited altogether. This can result in the loss of thousands of dollars in benefits. An in-depth look at the issue… Avoiding clawbacks takes more than simply creating tax credits – which re-

duce the taxes owing. It is important to look at ways to actually reduce reported income. However, when retirement arrives, most of the familiar deductions (RRSP, pension, child care, union dues, etc.) are no longer available.

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Here are two solutions for achieving this goal. • Carefully structure your non-registered income — active management of income-generating investments can significantly affect the way income is taxed, and may help reduce clawbacks. • Create dollar-for-dollar tax deductions — when retirement arrives, most of the familiar deductions (RRSP, pension,

child care, union dues, etc.) are no longer available. However, there is another option. RRSP top-up: Those with unused RRSP room should make a lump sum final contribution prior to converting to a RRIF. The resulting deductions can then be spread over several years.

To maximize benefits and retirement income: • Identify investments that could be re-structured for more favourable tax treatment • Explore the benefits of prescribed annuities • Make withdrawals from a mutual or segregated fund where a large portion

of the payment is considered a return of capital and the balance is capital gains • Make a lump sum RRSP contribution prior to converting to a RRIF Remember to always consult your advisor before taking any action. Written by Stuart Kirk, CIM Stuart Kirk is an Investment Funds Advisor with Manulife Securities Investment Services Inc and a Retirement Planning Specialist with Precision Wealth Management Ltd. The opinions expressed are those of the author and may not necessarily reflect those of Manulife Securities Investment Services Inc or Precision Wealth Management Ltd. For comments or questions Stuart can be reached at stuart@precisionwealth.ca or 250-954-0247.


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Cancer below the belt is a serious subject matter and for some difficult to talk about but An Underwear Affair cancer fundraiser at Deez Bar and Grill in Qualicum Beach on Friday, May 25 is all about having fun for a good cause. A great entertainment line up is on tap

for the event including live music, comedy skits and belly dancing for Brynn Logan’s cancer fundraiser. Logan said she wants to “bring awareness to downthereness,” by fundraising for below the belt cancers that have affected her, her loved ones “and so many other people along the way.”

Logan was diagnosed with in-situ cervical cancer in her 20s, her sister Shelly survived non-hodgkin’s lymphoma and her aunts Connie and Josie and her grandmother Lily all died young from cancer. “This is the reason that I take part in the Underwear Affair,” she said of what will be her fourth trip to

the Vancouver run on July 7. She said people don’t go to their doctors about their issues because they’re too embarrassed and she said she wants to raise awareness about cancers like prostate, colon and ovarian. Despite the serious subject she and her team Josie’s Pussy Katz — like most par-

ticipants — have a lot of fun at the parallel 10 km run and 5 km walk as well as at the fundraising events. At the Deez Bar and Grill event there will be a live and silent auction, a performance by comedian Randii Andii, Nanaimo’s finest burlesque act Ruby Soda and Hypsteria belly dancers. The raw oyster raw

Helping people find relief from pain, anxiety CONTINUED FROM PAGE A20

“It is all about creating a relationship with yourself and finding acceptance of who you are and finding peace within yourself. Miracles can happen when you

get to a place of inner acceptance. It is easy to forgive someone else rather than yourself. Its all about helping people to have an experience,” she said.

Eichhorst works with people who feel emotionally overwhelmed which can cause unexplained chronic pain and anxieties. She said her methods combined with

nutritional advice can help people find relief. The open house at 1430 Grafton Avenue in Errington goes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 26.

bar will feature Parksville’s own Mr. Seafood Rob Effing Oyster Tryon. The head shellfish producer in Barkley Sound will be shucking Pacific Rim

Petites and Effingham Inlet oysters. Admission is by donation to the May 25 event which goes from 4 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.

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November 5, 1923 - May 12, 2012 Norm Fulton died peacefully in his sleep in Qualicum Beach. Norm was born in Vancouver, BC. He was predeceased by his wife, Vera Vannan Fulton in 1998, his brothers Robert, Ron, Andy and Dave. He is survived by his loving family, daughter Christine Rivers (Dean Williams) Parksville, son Bob Fulton (Nanci) Squamish, grandchildren Melanie Rivers (Aaron Nelson-Moody) North Vancouver, Meghan (Denis Zuvelek) Australia, Terry Fulton, Vancouver. Norm was like a grandpa to Sarah, Michael (Andrea), and Ryan Williams. Norm served with the RCAF overseas during WWII. The family would like to thank the people at the Gardens for making it his home. There will be a service Wednesday, May 23, 11:30 a.m. at the Gardens, 650 Berwick N., Qualicum Beach, BC. Donations in Normâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory can be made to SOS, Salvation Army, or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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RCA certificate or equivalent (retired nurse). Duties: R.O.M., post surgery, palliative, personal care & respite. Some meal prep, house cleaning, errands & transportation. Applicants must have a desire to work with seniors in the Oceanside Community. Excellent communication & listening skills are essential. A reliable vehicle & a cell phone are needed. We require a criminal record check, a drivers abstract and a physician’s waiver upon hiring. Applicants should reside in the Oceanside area & must be willing to work various shifts as we provide 24/7 care as required. Please contact us by email: suesseniorscare@shaw.ca

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TRADES, TECHNICAL ATTENTION ALL Rod Busters! Looking for all levels of experience. “Someone will be hired!” Send resume with contact info to: File # 34, c/o: PQB News, #4 - 154 Middleton Ave., Parksville, BC. V9P 2H2. AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN. Journeyman Automotive Service Technician required. 45 minutes North of Edmonton, Alberta. Busy flat rate Chrysler dealership. Above average wages to commensurate with training level achieved. Chrysler experience an asset but not essential. 4th year apprentice considered. Apply to: Dale Marshall - Service Manager. Phone 1-780-349-5566. Fax 1780-349-6493 or email: dalem@brownschrysler.com PIPE LAYERS & Backhoe Operators REQUIRED at Locar Industries. Minimum 5 years experience. Local work. Fax resume to 250-751-3314

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FREE DROP OFF: Oil, batteries, scrap metal. We pay $Cash$ for unwanted Cars & Trucks. Call anytime. Norms Towing & Salvage (prev. of Bull Dog Auto) 250-757-8911 or 250-954-7543. ‘L’ SHAPED computer desk, dresser, 2 composters. Call (250)821-0991.

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MEDICAL SUPPLIES MOBILITY ISSUES? For Sale: GoldTech Lift Chair $400. Aquatec Bath Lift $800. Evolution Walker $200. Used, in great condition. 250-248-2305

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE DESKTOP TOWER(eMachine W98), Laptop (Compaq WXP, Printer (Canon MP 240) all for $200; Large glass patio table, 4 chairs & umbrella, $200. Please call Arch 250-607-8149 GET FAST Restless Leg Syndrome and Leg Cramp Relief. safe with medication, all natural, proven results, guaranteed!!! Sold in 75 Countries. 1800-765-8660 EST. www.allcalm.com **HOME PHONE Reconnect** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348 STEEL BUILDING - Blowout sale! 20x26 $5,199. 25x28 $5,799. 30x42 $8,390. 32x56 $11,700. 40x50 $14,480. 47x76 $20,325. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422.

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY OWNER HOBBY FARM- 5 acres in Qualicum. Small barn, shop 30’x40’x16’, security gate. Vendor mortgage financing, 2.5%. $825,000. Call (250)752-1693. PARKSVILLE, 1 acre, walking distance to Wembley Mall. 1363 sq ft split level home w/2 bdrms, 1-1/2 bath, partially finished basement. 24 x 32 ft shop w/carport & covered RV storage. Lrg garden. Mature fruit & nut trees. $449,900. Call 250-947-5432

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PARKSVILLERENO’D 2 bdrm apt, free storage & parking, quiet bldg, heat/hot water incld. Avail June 1st. $800. 250-248-3350. DOWNTOWN QUALICUM- 1 bdrm + den condo, completely reno’d, covered parking, large patio, granite counters, stainless appls. Avail June 1. $950. NS/NP. Call (250)752-3419.

APARTMENTS FURNISHED FURNISHED ONE and two bedroom units available. Pet Friendly! All utilities Included. Phone 250-248-6532.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL SPACE for lease in Parksville area. (250)468-7895, Pat. DOWNTOWN QUALICUM Beach, 680 sq/ft. warehouse, complete with mezzanine area $600 p/m. Call 250-954-6881

COTTAGES PRIVATE 1 Bdrm Cottage close to Englishman River Falls, Suitable for 1 person, N/P, N/S. includes hydro cable and internet. $650/m. 250248-8384.

MOBILE HOMES & PADS 10 MINS to Qualicum Village, quiet mobile home park, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, recently reno’d, F/P, enclosed porch, nice garden, $675 mo. Call Robert 1250-954-4018. BOWSER: 3 bdrm mobile on half acre. Long term tenants only. N/P, refs req. $850 mo, avail immed. 250-951-7473. ERRINGTON- 2 bdrm mobile home, 8 mins from Parksville, recently renovated, wood F/P, electric heat, small yard, quiet neighbourhood, NS/NP. $800. Avail. May 15. (250)248-3132.

HOMES FOR RENT COOMBS- 3 bdrm home on .5 acre, beautiful mtn views, home is on 1 level w/ many features incls 7 appls. Wood flooring, 1.5 bath, garden, greenhouse, patio area. Pets cons. fredwiss@gmail.com $1300 +hydro. (250)590-4778. WHISKEY CREEK- 1100sq ft, 3 bdrms, lower level of house, 4 appls. NP/NS, $750/mo + utils. Call 250-752-0501.

OFFICE/RETAIL DOWNTOWN PARKSVILLE, 800 sq ft, ground level retail space for lease, great location, 124 Middleton Ave., $600 mo + triple nets & HST. Call 250248-3142 or 250-905-2526.

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PARKSVILLE, $740 mo, ground floor suite, 2 bdrm, clean, bright, private, covered patio, quiet tenant only. Absolutely N/S, N/P, 250-954-0193. QUALICUM- COUNTRY living close to Qualicum Beach, 1 bdrm suite, wood stove, incl all utils, 3 appls + W/D, satellite TV incl. NS/NP. Avail Now. refs req. $760. 250-752-3557. QUALICUM, PARKLIKE setting, 1 bdrm w/d, f/s, separate entrance, N/S, N/P, util’s & cable incl. long term only. 250752-9036 leave message.

SUITES, UPPER PARKSVILLE, Nice 2 bdrm house with in-law suite, NP, NS. Incl’s WD, FS, for both house & suite. Avail Jun 1. $1400/mo. (250) 746-5094. QUALICUM BEACH downtown- Private self-contained, w/yard, Pet? $900.+ utils. Call 250-594-7470. d_powers@telus.net

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DUPLEXES/4PLEXES COOMBS- 1 BDRM sxs duplex, deck, fenced yard, #5-1027 Virigina Rd. $580+ utils. (250)248-2285.

PARKSVILLE AREA- RV pad. Wooded site. $425/mo, includes utils. Available now. Call 250-927-5623.

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory. Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526

WANT A Vehicle but stressed about your credit? Christmas in May, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888593-6095.

CARS TOP DOLLAR Paid! Want To Buy Junk Cars & Trucks for cash. 1-250-954-7843.

MOTORCYCLES BRAND NEW GIO electric scooter, loaded, most powerful engine avail. Paid $1500 asking $1000. No driver’s licence or insurance. 250-821-0991.

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

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

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FOR Sale: 2007 Ford Expedition. Very good condition, a must see. Car has 98,000km, power windows, power locks, leather interior. 3 row seating, roof rack and has just been serviced without any maintenance needs. $20,000 or best offer. 250-327-4746

RV PADS ERRINGTON OR Cooms, RV setup on pads, starting at $400 and RV pads starting at $375 or rent to own starting at $4000. Call 250-954-1355.

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FRENCH CREEK, 1 bdrm, garage suite. All appliances, N/S, N/P, Suitable for seniors. $700 p/m. 250-248-0415

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DO YOU HAVE LOCAL SPORTS NEWS? Contact: James Clarke, Sports Reporter Email: sports@pqbnews.com Phone: 250-248-4341

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If it’s Wednesday, this must be Ultimate. Or not. It’s been a few weeks since THE NEWS reported that local longtime Ultimate Frisbee player Diana Jolly was starting up a new pick-up league. On Wednesday THE NEWS dropped by the field behind Ballenas Secondary School, and sure enough the place was jumpin’ as six people got in some Ultimate fun. “We start at 6 p.m.” Jolly said after, adding “the turn out hasn’t been that great which is too bad — it’s a fun sport. I’m thinking if there are still low numbers I’m going to cancel (Wednesday nights) after June 23.” Those close to the game are hoping the return of the sun will spur more people on to try their hand at the sport.

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A Parksville Peewee Lion crosses into the endzone after legging out a touchdown run down the sideline. Oceanside Youth Football was up and running Wednesday night as the Bantam and Peewee players took to the field for some practice scrimmages against their peers from Ladysmith.

Tiger-Cats see Carson’s potential CFL football team enthusiastic about Parksville native’s size and aggression JAMES CLARKE

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From steeltown, a followup on Parksville’s Carson Rockhill, who was recently selected 13th overall in the 2012 CFL draft by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Drew Allemang, the tabbies co-ordinator of Canadian payer development and head Canadian scout, was away when THE NEWS tried to MOUNTAIN BIKE HYBRID BMX NEW & USED

contact him, but he returned the call this week, and he had good things to say about the Ti-Cats newest addition. “We think very highly of Carson — we drafted him in the second round (and) we think he has a lot of potential,” Allemang said from the Tiger-Cats training facility. “He has very good size (6’6”, 300 lbs.), and for a big kid he’s very athletic. Good feet,

he reads blocks very well, and he can get out all over the field and get to different blocks that not to many kids can get to. “He’s a physical kid that likes to mix it up a bit ... he’s got a nasty side to him, and he finishes his blocks,” said Allemang. “He’s a very aggressive player and we’re very excited about ‘em. It’s a big jump from the CIS to

the CFL, but it’s something we see Carson being able to do.” Asked if it’s to early in the process to say whether he thinks Carson’s got the stuff to become a full-time Ticat, and Drew said “it’s a bit early, but we hope so. We have an opening on our offensive line, so it’s going to be a battle in training camp.” See ROCKHILL, page A26

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If Michelle’s involved, a record’s in trouble PARKSVILLE — Seems Michelle Stilwell can’t quite kick her habit of breaking world records every time she rolls out onto a track. The 37-year-old wheelchair racer has added two more world records to her list of accolades at the Daniela Jutzeler Memorial track in Pratteln, Switzerland this week. Stilwell broke the T52 100-metre event in a time of 19 seconds followed by the 200m race in 34.08 seconds. Watch THE NEWS for more. — NEWS Staff

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BOARD MEMBERS Oceanside Generals Junior Hockey is looking for Board Members with knowledge of or experience in Boards/ volunteer charitable organizations. If you are interested in helping, please come to our AGM.

May 24, 2012 7:00 PM Multi-Purpose Room Oceanside Place

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The Icebreakers are looking for new recruits.

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Try Girls Hockey clinic coming in June PARKSVILLE — From Sue Street comes a reminder the Regional District of Nanaimo is hosting the Try Girls Hockey clinic from 1-2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 9 at Oceanside Place. The clinic is free to any girls aged 5-14 that would like to try hockey. Equipment is provided, and there will be certified coaches on the ice. Participants must register in advance through the RDN recreation office at: 250-248-3252 or online at: https://onlineca.activecommunities.com/RDN. “Last season we had 81 girls registered and playing hockey in Oceanside with OMHA,” Street said. “There were three female teams: one Initiation/ Novice team (5-9years old); one Atom

team (9-10) years old, and one PeeWee team (11-12 years old). “We would like to see that number increase so that we will be able to have a team at the Bantam (13-14 years old) and Midget (15-18 years old) levels again as well,” continued Street, explaining that female registration in hockey programs around the Island has been declining over the past two years, “and these free clinics invite the girls in our community to come out and give this FUN sport a try — without having to make the commitment to join a team, (or the expense of purchasing equipment) until they have tried the sport.” Oceanside Minor Hockey Associa-

tion (OMHA) offers the free Try Girls Hockey clinics twice a year, and as OMHA’s female co-ordinator, Street said, “the idea and focus is on having a fun and enjoyable experience on the ice. “While at the clinic, girls can get more information about the female hockey program that Oceanside Minor Hockey offers, as well as funding options for registration, (OMHA is a KidSport and SOS-funded organization for those needing help to offset costs of participation), in addition to information on our gear loan program (a free program that provides equipment for players that require it).” — James Clarke

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He added “there’s some other guys that are fighting for that spot and the back-up spot as well, so it’s going to be an interesting competition. “Carson’s got every opportunity to win the job. He’s athletic, he can do stuff on special teams to start... he has every opportunity to win a job, for sure.” Carson, who turns 22 in June, has two more years

of eligibility with the University of Calgary Dinos football team. He’s working towards his degree in business and general management, but Allemang’s not so sure about that. “I know he can go back to school, but it’s not something he’s committed one way or the other to... he seems pretty excited, so we’ll have to wait and see what happens.”

Parksville’s Carson Rockhill has every chance to win a roster spot with Hamilton in the CFL.


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Fitness for people and pets Scarlett Luke, a master dog trainer, offering a unique program PARKSVILLE — In what by all accounts is a first for this area, Scarlett Luke, certified master dog trainer and certified personal trainer, is offering fitness classes for people and their dogs. “It’s agility drills, strength training exercises and cardio mixed with obedience commands, so that while you’re doing a plank, your dog is doing a down-stay,” said Luke. Doing crunches? Your dog is doing a sit-stay. Walk at heel and then jog at heel, “there’s so many benefits to the mental and physical stimulation of exercising with your dog, that you’ll both go home feeling invigorated.” Easy going by nature with a commitment to her clients and a wealth of information, Luke ran obedience bootcamps back in Edmonton, Alberta for three years before relocating to

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ART

Life’s diversity fills Gehring’s palette BRENDA GOUGH

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armen Gehring’s portraits speak volumes. The Parksville artist said she paints portraits because every human is a bitter sweet work in progress and that sentiment is evident on the face of each of her subjects she has painted. On the walls of her home studio are images of the many interesting people she has met on her life’s journey. Papa Woodstock looks like he could be a fictional character out of a some enchanted far away world, but in fact he was a person who Gehring knew when she lived in Woodstock. A self proclaimed gypsy, Gehring spent her childhood on the Sunshine Coast. In the 1970s she moved to upstate New York and immersed herself in the Woodstock artist community. She said the move was an important time for opening doors to self discovery, gaining confidence and self discipline. “It helped me realize my potential as an artist and opened me up to life experiences,” she said. Gehring moved to French Creek in 2005 where she opened a home-based studio gallery with her husband John Fischer. A year ago her husband who was also an artist, died and Gehring admitted she needed to

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Parksville artist Carmen Gehring is a self-described gypsy who has used her travelling experiences in her art. Right, one of the many characters Gehring has come across in her travels: Papa Woodstock.

take a break from painting when he got sick, but now she is ready to go at it and she has been enjoying painting a variety of subjects. “Painting is quite healing and nurturing. All my life it has helped me carry through,” she explained. She said she paints flowers because their sacred song heals her soul and in fact painting

just about anything has been quite therapeutic for Gehring throughout her life. Gehring is self taught and although she has been pushing the brush a long time she never tires of it. The life-long artist started painting in oils at age 15 and said over the years her work has gone through many changes, just as her life has. Gehring said her art is always

growing and changing with her and her paintings take as their subject matter, the people she meets and the places she visits. Her landscapes with driftwood covered shorelines are familiar images. The local beach scenes depict nature’s drama and each painting has it’s own mood. She said she never stays with one subject when she paints.

“I like the diversity of life and the challenge of painting different things. Look at life around us, it is full of everything.” You can see Gehring’s paintings at her fair-weather home studio at 863 Fishermans Circle. The studio is open 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday or by appointment. Call 250-954-1222 if you would like to visit the studio.

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KidFest organizers looking for more help to make it happen AUREN RUVINSKY writer@pqbnews.com

District 69’s youngest are getting ready to take over Community Park for the twentieth annual Kidfest this summer in Parksville, but organizers need

more help. “For anyone who’s excited to see Kidfest coming back, we need help to make it happen,” said Cathy MacKenzie, recreation programmer for the Regional District of Nanaimo.

“The time commitment is not very big,” she said, pointing out they need more people on that day as well as help organizing now. They are still securing headliners, but already have an im-

pressive list of entertainment including Kidfest newcomers Craig McKee of UnReality Magic and prop performer Jake West along with old favourites Tickles the Clown, Kumbana Marimba, Jangano and Gerry Barnum.

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The range of booths include the arts, culture, sports, environmental, religious and government groups providing information and activities and there will be wristbands to access a bouncy castle, hamster cage, octopus bouncer, double lane slide, dragon castle combo and Riptide hole in one game. They make a point of inviting many new groups each year to provide regular attendees with some variety. If you have a few hours to spare and would like to make a fun day even more fun for the kids, MacKenzie said, contact them for more details. As usual Kidfest will be proceeded by the Quality Foods’ Festival of Lights fireworks display on Saturday night and run in conjunction with the Children’s Sandcastle Compe-

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KidFest in Parksville draws hundreds of families to the beach.

tition on the beach. For more on those events, check www.qualityfoods.ca. Kidfest runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, August 19,

call 250-951-2678 or check www.kidfest.ca for more information. Don’t forget a hat and sun block and please leave your pets at home.

Volunteers and staff at the Qualicum Beach Museum are ready to officially swing open the doors for their summer season. Spokesperson Gerthe Russell said the opening, slated for Saturday, May 26 at 10 a.m. will feature a very special guest — the carved replica of a statue commemorating the Qualicum Beach hermit, Guiseppe Roat, who moved to the area in the 1920s and ran a natural history museum there. The new statue was carved by internationally-recognized artist Francois Mongeau, the creative genius behind the large wooden wall beach scene sculpture in the foyer of the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. The unveiling won’t be all that’s going on. Russell said the opening will also feature music by the Old Time Fiddlers and will be kicked off by Qualicum Beach town crier Len Mustard. Civic officials will also be on hand for the big day. Russell said the summer opening

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A new replica statue of the QB Hermit will be unveiled Saturday.

provides a great opportunity for history buffs to take a tour of the facility. When they do, they’ll be able to see the beginning stages of the museum’s latest foray into local history gathering — an oral history project that is collecting recollections of some of the longtime residents on tape and adding a slideshow of historical scenes. “We are working on an oral history project and at the end of the summer awe will make a theatre area in the upstairs,” Russell said. “That’s our big push right now. It’s a fair bit of work to collect the histories and combine that with photography on the screen.”

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Please join us in person at one of the following public events: May 23rd – Arrowsmith Hall, 1014 Ford Road, Coombs 4:00pm to 7:00pm – Open House 7:00pm to 8:30pm – Workshop May 24th – Lighthouse Community Hall, 240 Lion’s Way, Qualicum Bay 4:00pm to 7:00pm – Open House 7:00pm to 8:30pm – Workshop May 26th – Cranberry Community Hall, 1555 Morden Road, South Wellington 12:30pm to 3:00pm – Open House 3:00pm to 4:30pm – Workshop June 5th – Nanoose Community Hall (Library), 2489 Nanoose Road, Nanoose Bay 4:00pm to 7:00pm – Open House 7:00pm to 8:30pm – Workshop You are also encouraged to visit www.ruraldevelopment.ca and fill out a short survey. Have your say. Help shape your future. For more information, contact: contact.ips.v9l@gmail.com or growthmanagement@rdn.bc.ca 250-390-6510 or District 69: 250-954-3798 Toll free: 1-877-607-4111

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Linda Fraser just wanted to drive up to her old home town of Smithers last August to hold a show of some of her latest artworks. That long drive to B.C.’s Central Interior however, turned out to be the precursor to so much more than that. The French Creek artist made the journey to put on a show at the Smithers Art Gallery called Homecoming. Working as a resident artist at the gallery over the course of her month-long show, Fraser interacted with school children who visited the gallery on field trips. “I had four or five classes come to the gallery when I was the resident artist and I would talk to the kids,” she said. “The little kids would get totally involved with what I was doing because I was doing a live demonstration. When I asked them what they used for art supplies, they

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Birdy Markert and Linda Fraser show off some of the at supplies donated by Parksville-area artists.

said not very much.” That recurring theme was disturbing to Fraser, who decided she wanted to do something about it. “I wanted to give something back to my community,” she said. “Smithers is my home town and my family has been there since the 1920s.” Fraser decided to make some enquiries of her artistic colleagues when she returned home to

Oceanside to see if they might be able to help. “We all have art supplies in our cupboards that we never use,” she said. “I asked everybody I saw. What was totally gratifying was that the whole arts community jumped on the bandwagon and came up with all kinds of supplies.” Not only did local artists and arts groups donate their unwanted supplies, they also

came up with brand new supplies, paid for out of their own pockets. “My car was absolutely jammed with supplies,” she said. “I was picking up bags all over the community and people were dropping them of at my door and leaving bags of supplies at the Oceanside Arts Council building.” In April, Fraser drove her now-jam packed car back to

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Smithers and handed them over to the School District 54 Aboriginal Education program. “I have a Nissan Ultima car with a big trunk and it was full of art supplies,” Fraser said. “The representatives from the School District Office were overwhelmed with what came out of that car.” The supplies were then distributed to Silverthorne Muheim, Lake Kathlyn, Moricetown and Fort Babine elementary schools. Aboriginal Education principal Birdy Markert said the donation was important to students in the Bulkley Valley. “I wish to thank Linda Fraser and her friends in Parksville for their generous donation,” she said.

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The Vancouver Island Opera (VIO) recital series is presenting its final event of the season this weekend and high calibre talent will be in Parksville, presenting an eclectic program that includes the music of Ludwig van Beethoven. Lee Duckles, principal cello and soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, violinist Calvin Dyck and Manti Poon on viola will accompany pianist Nicolai Maloff on Sunday, May 27. The Artistic Director of the VIO, Tatiana Vasilieva, said the Friends of Nikolai Chamber Quartet — who will present a Beethoven Fest — will also be joined by two singers who will perform Irish songs. Vasilieva said the final recital is the big one and will be everything Beethoven. She said two local singers, soprano Aaike Biglow and ten-

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or Hugh Sinnott will sing the Irish songs of Beethoven. She admitted many people are not aware Beethoven wrote some Irish songs. “I found out he wrote all kinds of songs and I thought it would be interesting to present

a Beethoven Fest,” she said. Biglow has sung as a soloist in festivals and recitals, has been part of small vocal groups, and has sung in numerous choirs, mostly in Kamloops. See VIO RECITAL, page B10

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PARKSVILLE-QUALICUM FISH & GAME ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES 100 YEARS!

1912 - 2012

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t looked like the lucrative salmon fishery was on the verge of disaster. It was 1912 and a Japanese fishery on the Big Qualicum, Little Qualicum and Englishman rivers had left nets strung completely across, making it impossible for migrating salmon to access their spawning grounds. A local group formed, with the specific intention of having the nets removed. They were successful, but the group, which called itself the Parksville-Qualicum Rod and Gun Club, didn’t disband once the job was done. Rather, they continued on, sponsoring rifle, trap and skeet shoots, along with retriever trials at Parksville Flats until the First World War, which threw not just the club, but all of society into disarray. The club reorganized and held the National Gun Dog Championships, which would draw as many as 2,500 people. They also instituted an annual salmon derby and barbecue at French Creek in the 1950s and this barbecue has now become the annual fish and game banquet. The Qualicum District Fish and Game Club was formed in the 1940s and the Parksville Fish and Game Association received its charter in 1960.

The two groups reunited in 1978 under the name of the Arrowsmith Fish and Game Club and, in 1980, it became the current Parksville-Qualicum Fish and Game Association. It was during this time that the rifle range at Chattell Road, known as The Henry Range, was built. This federally certified and licensed 100 yard range was named after Henry Estlin and Henry Jackson, two longtime club members who continued shooting — accurately — well into their senior years. The Dorman Range is on Dorman Road in North Qualicum Beach and is used for shotgun shoots, with two regulation trap fields, a skeet field and a 10-station sporting clays field. The club also runs a handgun range, next to the rifle range which can accommodate up to 10 shooters at a time. Firearms however are only a part of the story. The Arrowsmith Archers, a division of the club, has been in operation for over 35 years. As well, the club is highly active in the sport fishing realm, running the annual Fishing Forever program for seniors, the disabled and shut-ins who lack the opportunity to dip their lines in the water. For more details about the Parksville-Qualicum Fish and Game Association, call Pam Bottomley at 250468-5505 or visit pqfg.com.

Conservation a main goal of the fish and game club NEIL HORNER

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hey hold firearms shoots, bow shoots and fishing derbies, but one of the main driving forces behind the Parksville-Qualicum Fish and Game Association has always been conservation. It’s a commitment to the environment that goes back to at least the 1930s, when they helped stock Vancouver Island lakes with trout. It continued in the 1950s, when they successfully lobbied for the closure of local beaches to duck hunting. As well, they began the annual count of brant geese. One of the club’s premier conservation projects involved Beach Creek, which runs through Qualicum Beach’s Memorial Golf Course. Once a highly productive spawning stream, Beach Creek suffered from a combination of area development Youth sports is part of the club’s and environmental mandate. neglect, to the point where, by the 1970s it had ceased to function as a spawning channel. The creek began to turn the corner in 1980 when the club, under the guidance of member Ki Zroback, began improving the inlet on the beach and clearing out debris. By 1990, the local newspaper was able to report that Coho salmon had once again returned to Beach Creek. Responsibility for restoring and maintaining Beach Creek was eventually turned over to the Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers Society, which includes several club members in its ranks. That’s just one of the club’s higher profile projects See CLUB MEMBERS, next page however.

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Highlighting environmental issues Parksville-Qualicum Fish and Game Association has had an impact NEIL HORNER

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ohn Domovitch has only been involved with the Parksville-Qualicum Fish and Game Association for about 15 years, but you wouldn’t know it from talking to him. The club historian has a wealth of knowledge about the goings with the club since it was formed in 1912 and about its impact on the area. That impact has been impressive. “It’s tricky to say what the biggest overall impact would be,” Domovitch said. “I guess the principle one would be the hatchery on French Creek, which brought the fishing situation to the public’s attention.” Highlighting environmental issues is key to the club’s impact, he said, noting while the association is seen by many as a shooting club, it’s far more than that.

“We were among the first streamkeepers here in the ‘70s,” he said. “Some of our members were involved with Beach Creek, making nest boxes and cleaning up the creek. We were also the first search and rescue group in the area.” He said the club had a major — although largely

unrecognized — impact on the development of French Creek Harbour. “We were instrumental in getting French Creek Harbour going. Back in the 1940s they built a float at Beachcomber and floated it to French Creek Harbour. They wanted a place to tie up their sports fishing boats.

Open house May 26 & 27 100th Anniversary Weekend Celebrations — May 26 and 27. Saturday, May 26 — 100th Anniversary Sporting Clays • 10 a.m. Dorman Range (on Dorman Road off Bayliss), North Qualicum Beach. Sunday, May 27 • Two Community Open Houses, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Dorman Range and the Henry rifle and handgun ranges (1245 Chattell Road, Parksville — on road to Top Bridge Park). • 100th Birthday cake cutting at 2:15 p.m. Sun., May 27, with Parksville Mayor Chris Burger at the Henry rifle range.

They lobbied the federal government for funding, but when the money came from the feds it became a commercial operation and wasn’t for sports fishermen. All the sports fishermen had to go and buy a commercial licence for a dollar and essentially become commercial fishermen so they could tie up.” These days, Domovitch said the club’s major impact is with young people, teaching them to handle firearms in a safe, responsible manner, and educating them about the environment. One of the issues they pushed for was a halt to the hunting of ducks and geese on local beaches, an initiative that Domovitch says may, in retrospect, have been a mistake. “If we maintained hunting of ducks and geese on the beach we wouldn’t have the problem with Canada geese down there,” he joked.

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They also worked to restore salmon stocks in other watercourses and in 1983 the club began developing the Marion Baker Salmon Hatchery, named after Marion Baker, who worked for many years on the project. It is operated on a volunteer basis by club members. “I think our work at the hatchery has been probably the story very quietly told,” said club president Pam Bottomley. “It has been in

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common humanity. The charter calls on believers to restore compassion to the centre of morality and religion and calls any interpretation of scripture that breeds violence, hatred or disdain illegitimate. To this end, the charter calls for youth to be given accurate and respectful information about other traditions, religions and cultures — to encourage a positive appreciation of cultural and religious diversity — to cultivate an informed empathy with the suffering of all human beings — even those regarded as enemies. Anyone is welcome to attend the event, with admission a suggested donation of $10.

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When parishoners at St. Anne and St. Edmund’s Anglican Church look to their compass of compassion, the needle is likely to be pointing in two directions at once. First, it will point to the 50th anniversary of St. Edmund’s in 2012 and secondly, it will point to the 25 years of service by parish administrator Dianne Snider. Reverend Andrew Twiddy said the anniversary event, dubbed Compass for Compassion, will take place at the Oceanic Ballroom at The Beach Club Resort in Parksville on Friday, June 8, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. From its beginnings as a parish hall in downtown Parksville, to the construction of St. Edmund’s at the current site of the medical clinic, to the relocation of St. Edmund’s at the St. Anne’s site on Church Road, St. Edmund’s has been a source of strength and inspiration, where thousands of people over the years have worshipped week-by-week, and have marked the passages of their lives in baptism, confirmation, marriage, and at times of grief and family bereavement. “Our festive atmosphere for the afternoon will include appetizers, a cash bar, memories and

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memorabilia, and live music and entertainment, featuring Ron Klusmeier at the piano, and the voices of A Cappella Plus under the direction of Rosemary Lindsay,” Twiddy said. “As we take a grateful look backward in time, so we look around us and look forward with anticipation and invite awareness and

engagement with our work for the years ahead.” The event will feature an introduction of the new Charter for Compassion program, a Canadian Foodgrains Bank display, appetizers, a cash bar, memorabilia and a 25-year service award for Snider, who will cut the ribbon at 4 p.m.

The Charter for Compassion was first written in 2008 and has since been translated into more than 30 languages. Essentially, it calls for people to treat others as they wish to be treated themselves and to refrain from inflicting pain, arguing that to incite hatred by denigrating others is a denial of people’s

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Northumbria and Mercia before, in 870, it attacked Edmund’s forces in East Anglia. Fighting under their dreaded raven banner, the Viking army was again victorious, taking the kingdom in 870. Prior to that, on November 20, 869, they were able to capture Edmund and, after he refused to renounce Christ and submit to their Pagan religion, they tied him to a tree, beat him, shot him repeatedly with arrows and then beheaded him. The king’s head was thrown into the forest and the Viking army moved on, conquering York and the kingdom of Wessex, eventually occupying most of England. They were eventually defeated by Alfred the Great in 878.

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She has played several lead roles in musical theatre productions such as Kate in Kiss Me Kate, Golde in Fiddler on the Roof, and Rachel Lynde in Anne of Green Gables. Having recently moved to Parksville, she has enjoyed singing in local choirs and her first opera chorus in last year’s VIO production of the L’Elisir d’Amore. Sinnott has spent many years on the stage, mainly involving opera. For thirteen years he was with Pacific Opera Victoria singing in the chorus and in comprimario roles. He also serves on the board of directors of the VIO and has performed in each of its operas. Dyck is in demand as a performer, producer, violin teacher and adjudicator, and has been featured in dozens of recordings. Highlights in his career include performing for the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics, as well as being on stage with Il Divo, Ben Heppner, the Canadian Tenors and Anne Murray. Duckles has premiered a number of works for cello and

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he art of blacksmithing is enjoying a revival these days and two metal artists who spend a lot of time in their Errington blacksmith shop are also bringing their art form out to the public. Dave and Tamaki Friesen are the metal masters at Crossed Heart Forge and the couple use construction scraps to produce handmade charcoal for fuel and then turn unloved metal and discarded wood into useful and artistic works. What is different about their work is that it uses lots of reclaimed steel, human power and traditional techniques; old school all the way. The artists can be found forging the old fashioned way using a portable forge at various locations in District 69 and over the summer will be forging at Craig Heritage Park in Parksville and Morningstar Farm in French Creek. What is cool about their handmade art metal is that it is forged in fires fueled by handmade charcoal from reclaimed scrap wood. Most blacksmith shops are run on mineral coal because it is cheaper, easier to store, and more available than charcoal. A couple hundred years ago, though, charcoal was the most common fuel, and to this day in Japan and many other countries, blacksmiths and sword-smiths still use softwood charcoal for their work. “To our knowledge, no one in North America is selling softwood charcoal so making it is the only source. Barbecue charcoal is usually hardwood, briquettes too … and they sometimes have some kind of unidentified binder material that sticks them together,” said Dave.

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