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Tourism boosters in Oceanside should consider changing their approach by 180 degrees if they truly want to promote the area successfully, says Nicole Vaugeois. Speaking at a special joint chamber of commerce meeting at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre Wednesday, Vaugeois, the B.C. regional innovation chair in tourism and sustainable rural development at Vancouver Island University, said rather than focusing on destination development, they DR. NICOLE VAUGEOIS should instead set their sights on developing the visitors’ experience. “Most destinations spend most of their time and money selling their destination, but most visitors spend most of their time and money seeking amazing experiences,” she said. “The destination is where they have the experiences. My suggestion is to stop thinking about destination development and start thinking about visitor experience development.” This, she conceded, is an intangible product, which is very different from the bricks and mortar of tangible products. See CHALLENGE, page A9

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THE HOT CORNER: Parksville’s Nic Annau earned himself some applause from the bleachers for this great stab to rob a Langley batter of a sure base hit during BC Permier League baseball action Saturday. Baseball is back up at Springwood Park in a big way this weekend as 16 teams take to the fields for the 18th annual BC’s Best baseball tournament. See page A36.

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Daniel Soepboer is back on the Island after suffering seizures, coma, in Alberta AUREN RUVINSKY

Soepboer was moved back to the Island last week after nearly three weeks in Edmonton in and out of comas inFrench Creek resident Daniel Soepboer is back home on duced for his own safety. the Island, in hospital in Victoria, after suffering seizures at “He is settling into Victoria General Hospital now and work in Fort McMurray and being next week they will be having a Read the full story ONLINE at airlifted to Edmonton on April 20. meeting with the cancer society,” www.pqbnews.com “He is doing very well considershe said of the goal of getting him ing everything,” said local friend home. Charlene Zetts by e-mail. Soepboer’s wife Kristina Ronning and one-year-old She reported that the mysterious condition was even- daughter Mishelle have been with him since soon after he tually diagnosed as anaplastic astrocytoma, a cancerous was hospitalized. brain tumor. See FAMILY, page A4 writer@pqbnews.com

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STARTING POINT Quality Foods celebrating 30 years

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In Tuesday’s edition of THE NEWS, we feature Quality Foods as it marks 30 years in business in District 69. A trio of young entrepreneurs started the business with one grocery store in Qualicum Beach and now they have 11 stores on Vancouver Island. — NEWS Staff

Kayaker dies in Cameron River A 26-year-old Nanaimo man is dead after tipping his kayak in the Cameron River near Mt. Arrowsmith Tuesday. While on the river with a friend, his kayak reportedly tipped and the man was trapped under a log. His body was recovered Wednesday. — Black Press

Twenty-five years of Forest Tours May 19 is the 25th Anniversary of Parksville’s Forest Coach Tours Ltd. and Forest Transport/Charters Ltd. For more information, visit www.forestbustours.com. — NEWS Staff

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No one was injured in a fire that destroyed a travel trailer at around 12 on Tuesday afternoon in French Creek. The blaze, in the yard of a home on River Crescent, claimed a travel trailer. Parksville firefighters, ambulance crews and police responded to the fire, whose smoke could be seen from the city proper. Witnesses described having heard several popping sounds. Police and fire officials confirmed they were concerned about the presence of propane tanks in the trailer. Fire crews had the blaze under control quickly, keeping it away from nearby trees and structures. Parksville fire Chief Doug Banks says he may never know the exact cause of the fire, as the damage to the trailer was extensive. He said the owner had just turned on the propane tanks of the 30-year-old trailer and went inside his house to have lunch. The owner then reported hearing a whoosh of fire, which

No one was injured in the fire and firefighters got it under control quickly, before it spread.

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Air cadets find a permanent home Local squadron of youth in fundraising mode to help make their new home in Qualicum Beach a reality BRENDA GOUGH

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he Cooper Cadet Training Facility at the Qualicum Beach municipal airport that will soon be the new home for the 893 Beaufort Squadron air cadets, got a huge boost recently. A fundraising event, A Dream Takes Flight, was held at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre May 12 and money was raised for the stateof-the-art hanger that will finally give the squadron a permanent home. The 893 Beaufort Squadron has been operating from a series of school gymnasiums but now have a purchase agreement for a Qualicum Beach hangar as a home of their own. Guests who bought tickets for a special murder mystery benefit dinner and auction heard about Major Cooper’s dream to create a permanent home for the cadet squad that he created in 1982. With a hanger that has everything the group needs, drill area, offices, classrooms, supply room, storage and a workshop, the dream is about to be realized. The 893 Beaufort Squadron has reached out to the community for financial assistance in creating a lasting legacy for the youth in the Oceanside community and on July 3, the cadets will move into their new permanent home just in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the squadron. A murder mystery called The Scent(s) of Doom, was presented by Victoriamurdermysteries. com and there was also a buffet dinner prepared by volunteers, a

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Adam Penley (from left), Matthew Hais and Travis DeRoy were just a few of he cadets from 893 Beaufort Squadron who helped make a fundraising event at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre a huge success May 12.

50/50 draw, a silent auction and a live auction. One of the items in the live auction included a framed limited edition print by by Robert Bailey. Al Walsh, president of the 893 Beaufort Squadron, donated the print called Typhoon Warning which depicts two Second World War bombers blowing up a train carrying German troops in 1944. Walsh said a few of the pilots who flew the bombers had their signatures on the mat framing

the print and some of them have since died, so it really is a special picture. He said Qualicum Beach Framing donated the frame and that alone would have been $300. In the end, Dave Doskoch, president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 49 scored the picture for a bargain, bidding $275. Auctioneer and Parksville Mayor Chris Burger told the crowd he is proud of what the cadets represent. He said the

young people who go through the program have a great advantage because of the skills they build and take with them throughout their life. Burger also told THE NEWS that the City of Parksville has set aside $70,000 in it’s budget to purchase a pre-fabricated steel hanger from the cadets to be used in their public works yard. He said the cadets had the 12,000 sq. ft. steel hanger up for sale because they don’t need it and although it has taken some

time to get all the paper work done, the city will be writing a cheque for the unit. “It is perfect for our needs … so it’s a win-win for the city and the cadets,” stated Burger. Burger said it will be a while before they erect the unit and use it for storage because some preparation work still needs to be done, but he said the city has always had a good relationship with the cadets and it’s great that both groups can benefit from the sale.

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Parksville’s extended work on the official community plan (OCP) is entering its final phase. At their latest meeting Parksville council received the results of the latest public workshop, extended and combined the two advisory committees and voted to conduct a formal phone survey. Due to a large response the city established two separate advisory committees from October 2010 to April 30, 2012. The committees reviewed the old OCP in depth and advised the consultants updating the important planning document. While renewing the committees through the end of this year, council also agreed to the consultants suggestion that it would be more effective to merge them for the remainder of the process. Council also passed a resolution by Bill Neufeld to do a “statistically accurate random survey” by telephone as an addition to the public consultation. The idea came from a joint

meeting of the committees, which where divided on the value of the addition. The report from staff to council says it was not part of the original plan by Urban Systems and would be an additional expense that could be covered by the OCP contingency fund. It adds that while “it is not entirely apparent that the results it will yield will be significantly different than the substantial body of qualitative information that has already been collected ... it may however address some of the doubt and skepticism in the process expressed by what appears to be a minority opinion.” An estimate from IPSOS Reid says a random survey of 300 people (for a margin of error of plus or minus 5.7 per cent, 19 times out of 20) would range from $14,000 to $16,500 depending on the length of the survey. Mayor Chris Burger said that after debate about the cost and value to the process, council was very supportive of the idea and a more detailed report will come back to them for approval.

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Parksville councillor Bill Neufeld wants OCP statistics to be as accurate as possible.

(The phone survey) may however address some of the doubt and skepticism in the process expressed by what appears to be a minority opinion. CITY STAFF REPORT

At the same meeting council received a report from Urban Systems on the results of a mid-April weekend OCP workshop which was the beginning of the transition into the next step of drafting of the new OCP. Burger said there will still be discussion, debate and

public input to sort out the final wording, which isn’t expected until the end of the year. Around 50 people took part in the workshops, which were done as moderated round table discussions based around six themes: land use, economic development, transportation, people, natural environment and parks and recreation. Participants prioritized the policies and issues they are passionate about, highlighting areas like growth and the waterfront as key concerns, while engaging youth and “green” infrastructure reviewed the least interest. Asked what to prioritize among waterfront issues many want the city to explore the possibility of expanding Community Park, with others wanting to limit permanent residential use, ensure universal access and keep development in scale with the rest of the city. For more on the extensive official community plan process check the City of Parksville’s website at www. parksville.ca/ocp.

Bank work to reduce land slippage AUREN RUVINSKY writer@pqbnews.com

Parksville council issued a development permit at their latest meeting for work on the waterfront bank behind the residential lot at 790 Gaetjen St. Property owners Rob McGorman and Nicole Proch requested the permit to allow widening and improving a beach access path to enable them to decommission an old well and re-grade the upper scarp, or crest, of the steep bank. While the permit allows

them to remove three trees, the report to council from staff says all the work will be done from the land side and “disturbance to the natural environment will generally be kept to a minimum.” The property is within Development Permit Area No. 7 (Waterfront - West, Parksville Bluffs) which is designated under the category of protecting development from hazardous conditions. The geotechnical report by Ground Control Geotechnical Engineering says, “the widening of the path is

desired so that construction equipment can access the toe of the slope to carry out some required and desired works. Of chief importance, a large water-filled well has been discovered ... which represents a serious and potentially deadly risk of entrapment...” It says the re-grading will move the top of the slope “much further back” into the property, away from the ocean. “This re-grading is expected to be beneficial and should reduce the likelihood

of land slippage by reducing the steepness of the upper scarp.” In February, council allowed the owners to divide the lot in two with a relaxation of the required setback from Fairwind Avenue, after some debate about the request coming without any idea what the owners plan to do with it in the future. Director of community planning Blaine Russell explained at the time that while that is a less common route, it is a normal way to subdivide properties.

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B.C. committee rejects pesticide ban TOM FLETCHER Black Press

VICTORIA — The B.C. Liberal majority on a legislative committee has recommended against a province-wide ban on cosmetic pesticide use, after a year of hearing from farmers, foresters, environmental organizations and interested citizens. Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett chaired the committee whose four B.C. Liberal members outvoted three NDP members calling for a province-wide ban on common household herbicides, insecticides and fungicides used for visual effect. The majority recommended that retail sales

should be treated similar to tobacco, kept out of sight and available only by request from someone with training in how to use the chemicals. Bennett said the most compelling testimony came from a representative of Health Canada, which approves such products for use across the country. The committee was told B.C. was the first province to ask Health Canada before considering such a ban, and that imposing one would be a political rather than a public health choice, Bennett said. Bennett noted only five per cent of pesticide application is by household users, using products diluted

100 times or more below the level that shows effects in the most sensitive animal species. The widespread belief that common lawn and garden products cause harm when used as directed is based on “chemophobia” and a lack of scientific literacy, Bennett said. “The majority of the committee concluded that we could not justify secondguessing the 350 scientists who work at Health Canada,” Bennett said. NDP environment critic Rob Fleming noted Premier Christy Clark formed the committee after publicly agreeing with NDP leader Adrian Dix that the cosmetic

pesticide ban should be enacted. A province-wide ban would equalize a patchwork of municipal restrictions and stop retail sales to the public, he said. The committee’s recommendations go against up to 80 per cent of public opinion, and would leave B.C. “dead last” in provincial regulations, Fleming said. Bennett said he discussed the recommendations with Clark before she left on a trade mission to Asia, and she offered no objections. Cabinet could still overrule the committee and impose a ban, which he acknowledged would be much more politically popular.

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NOTICE OF FOOD PRIMARY LICENCE APPLICATION PERMANENT CHANGE TO ADD AN ENTERTAINMENT ENDORSEMENT Notice is given that the City of Parksville intends to provide comment to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch by resolution at the Monday, May 28, 2012 meeting of Council regarding an application for a permanent change to the following Food Primary Liquor Licence: LOCATION: 181 Beachside Drive APPLICANT: The Pacific Prime Steak and Chop Restaurant and Lounge at the Beach Club Resort HOURS: No Change OCCUPANCY CAPACITY: No Change PROPOSED USE: Add an Entertainment Endorsement to existing Food Primary Liquor Licence

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TOWN OF QUALICUM BEACH PROPOSED PERMANENT CHANGE TO FOOD PRIMARY LIQUOR LICENCE: To add an ENTERTAINMENT ENDORSEMENT to the existing liquor licence to allow for patron participation including the playing of live and recorded music for weddings and other events (including dancing) at the existing restaurant, lounge and adjoining outdoor patios. Nearby residents and businesses who consider their interest in property to be affected by this application may comment in writing by 4:00 pm on Monday, May 28, 2012 or in person at the Council meeting scheduled for 6:00 pm in the Forum room at the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre, 100 Jensen Avenue East, Parksville. MAIL: FAX: EMAIL:

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The Town of Qualicum Beach is fine with the number of council meetings it currently holds and won’t add any others. Councillor Dave Willie at the May 7 regular meeting — one that went well beyond 10 p.m. — sought a vote on adding a second such meeting each month. He noted recent sessions have lasted well into the night — a situation he said could be helped by adding a second meeting each month to spread out the issue up for debate. “Instead of dealing with giant agenda packages, this could take the pressure off council and staff,” he said.

Coun. Mary Brouilette disagreed, saying adding another meeting would add work for staff, not lessen it. “I am also opposed,” added coun. Scott Tanner. “The (size) varies from meeting to meeting and staff does a reasonably good job in getting the important issues and agendas out to council on time.” “Perhaps these meetings are too big,” said coun. Bill Luchtmeijer in support of Willie. “It is more than can be expected of one individual to read, comprehend and make a good decision.” Willie noted that adding a second meeting doesn’t have to be more work for staff — suggesting they just spread the

work they’re doing now out over two council meetings instead of one. Mayor Teunis Westbroek noted, however, that council already has options for more meetings. Those include their regular daytime meeting the fourth Wednesday of each month, the new committee of the whole sessions, which were just added this year, and the ability as a council to add an extra meeting when they deem necessary. “We do have options,” said Westbroek, “and we just voted on April 2 on our meeting schedule. It’s time to stop changing the changes.” A 3-2 vote ended talk of adding another monthly meeting.

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Long weekend sets tone for tourism This long weekend could be key for local tourism business operators in attracting a larger share of visitors to the mid-Island this summer. Blain Sepos, executive director of the Oceanside Tourism Association, said the May long weekend is generally the time when most people really start to make their vacation plans. Pair that with good weather, and he said there’s a better chance of people wanting a quick getaway — and that’s where the Parksville and Qualicum Beach areas can benefit. This spring, Sepos said the OTA marketed the area in Victoria, Vancouver and other Lower Mainland media, as well as online. Direct response to that campaign is working, he said, generating more phone calls than expected to a dedicated line set up specifically as part of that marketing effort. He added there were also a lot of requests for printed material from potential visitors

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“We can’t see it or taste it or touch it,” she said. “People can’t test it out before they purchase it. They rely on information from credible sources.” “As well, it’s difficult to produce consistently, as sometimes the weather changes or the exchange rate goes up or a business closes down and there’s nowhere to get food. This makes it challenging.” That challenge, she continued, is well worth pursuing however. “Find out what people are looking for and hold up your end of the experience,” she said. “We want them to have a great experience.” One of the keys to making this happen she added, is to determine what people are coming to do and see — not only in the immediate area, but also in the outlying communities. This collaboration, she said, can make all the difference. “Few destinations can go it alone,” she said. “The time for community myopia is over.” — again, more than he had expected. “People are optimistic,” Sepos said of the tourist season so far this year. “They are seeing more people coming in and there are still a lot of last-minute bookings, so it’s still positive.” The OTA has been focussing a lot in recent years on

reaching people who make last-minute travel plans, a trend that seems to be outpacing long-term planning for vacations. Sepos said the OTA, a partnership with local municipalities and businesses, offers specials and last-minute deals on its website, relating to what he calls mini-seasons in the area.

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These mini-seasons are short periods within summer, spring, fall and winter, where OTA marketing caters to the patterns of tourists in those times. “This is where we can use social media to its biggest advantage,” he said, noting it’s a fast way to reach people with travel deals. To that end, the OTA has a social media specialist, Sharon Sadauskis, who is helping local business owners use the technology to their advantage. So far this year, these marketing efforts are helping the area’s tourism economy. According to Sepos, 2011 was the sixth straight year that local accommodation revenue grew, reaching $21.7 million — up 2.5 per cent over 2010 and worth an estimated $109 million in direct, related tourist spending in Parksville and Qualicum Beach. This year so far, has not been as rosy, Sepos admitted, but not altogether gloomy.

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he provincial government is bringing back the provincial sales tax (PST). It had no choice — it was told to do so by voters last summer in the HST referendum. The harmonized tax, and most specifically, the way it came about, was so reviled that a majority of voters were quite prepared to bring back the PST. This despite the fact that the PST is not nearly as efficient a tax, and does not come with the tax credits that the HST does. Voters weren’t even swayed by a provincial promise to reduce the HST to 10 per cent, which would be two per cent lower than the combined GST and PST. The provincial Liberal government had no one to blame but itself, although that hasn’t stopped it from blaming leaders of the Fight HST campaign, the media, rebellious citizens and the NDP. But it has now done what it had to do, and the new PST looks like it will be at least a little simpler for businesses to deal with. While the government’s new PST bill does not specify what goods and services will be exempt, Finance Minister Kevin Falcon said the exemptions will be similar to those under the old PST. The list of goods and services to be exempted will be published as a regulation, making it easier for the government to add and take away from the list of exempt items. While this naturally has raised some suspicions, as the Liberals’ record on the HST has been one of a long series of broken promises, it will probably be more efficient. The entire HST exercise was beneficial in several respects. It showed that citizens have the power to put limits on governments that exceed their mandates. There was no promise of an HST in the 2009 election. Two months later, it was government policy. B.C. referendum law allowed citizens to overthrow this reversal in policy. The HST debacle caused one premier to leave office and may yet cause the defeat of the government. Future governments will be much more cautious in going against public will, and refusing to listen to reasonable concerns.

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Letters GIVE KIDS A CHANCE I love living in Canada. Perhaps what I love the most about it is the freedom, especially the freedom to vote, to vote in a very competent mayor and council members who will watch over this quaint little town of Qualicum Beach. I further love the fact that we, the citizens of Qualicum Beach, have the opportunity to go to meetings, bringing with us a wealth of information on how to make our town a wonderful place to live. I now read that we are planning to hire a communications director costing us, the taxpayers, $80,000 a year. Why? May I offer another suggestion for this money. During the 40 years that my husband Fred and I lived in Montreal, our contribution toward youth was such that we were actually recognized by the National Assembly and a lovely maple tree was planted in one of the parks in Montreal in our honor. When we retired to Qualicum Beach, as regards youth, we found housing very expensive and job availability mostly in the “serviceâ€? positions. It was then that we decided that we would rent the home that we had bought for rental purposes, as part of our retirement to four young working boys. When our friends heard of our plans they said, “Look you two, don’t walk, but run to the nearest psychiatrist.â€? What an adventure this has been. It has been over ďŹ ve years since the ďŹ rst boys moved in. They have never missed paying their rent and it is with pure pride that they show us the blisters on their young hands from driving fence posts into the ground to

“It was more of the directing side that interested me.� ALI MACKAY, see story page B1

build a new fence for a Qualicum resident. We delight when a boy moves out and joins his brother in buying a house of their own and it saddens us when they tell us that they will probably be leaving for Saskatchewan or Alberta saying that if they ever hope to get married and buy a home of their own it will have to be away from here. I truly believe that our youth is the driving force of this lovely little town and will be all the more so as we all age, therefore, if we have an extra $80,000 a year to spend please be it on our youth. GLADYS WEIDLICH Qualicum Beach

GO SLOW ON HOUSING The Town of Qualicum Beach wants to densify its downtown population. It has recently consulted with the development community to seek out ways of achieving this. So what is the ďŹ rst proposal to come before council? A request to cram 49 homes onto an approximately 10 acre parcel smack dab in front of the middle school property at the west end of town. This plan was rejected by the previous council and, not surprisingly, is back again with some minor modiďŹ cations for the new expansionist councillors to approve. A potential 50 to 100 additional vehicles creating a hazard at the front entrance to the school would not be a positive change. Distance to the downtown core would probably mean little walking but the addition of these vehicles to the existing congestion. But the icing on the cake is the proposal to provide 22 affordable homes. Unfortu-

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nately nobody seems to know what affordable means. Is it purchase or rental? Is it a main house or secondary suite, carriage house or garden suite? How will the provision of such accommodation be assured? How will its affordability be controlled? How much effect will the currently unknown market value of these houses have on the affordable portion of the project? Too much of this proposal is feel good statements but lacking established plans. The affordable housing portion is potentially a recipe for disaster in its present vague form. Council would do well to go slowly and carefully before making any decisions. FRANK HORNER Qualicum Beach

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NO LOVE FOR HYDRO Our Premier Christy Clark and especially B.C. Hydro are not telling you the truth of the so-called Smart Meters. Smart meters are forced on us by BC Hydro, which is totally un democratic. Not only that, the smart meter makes you sick. I had a cancerous tumor on my face which was successfully removed in the late 70s in the Gabriola Hospital in Victoria. I don’t want to get that again. Stand up and refuse a smart meter at your house. If already installed tell BC Hydro to remove it at once. I personally had had an excellent relationship on B.C. Hydro for more than 45 years — not any more. PETER WAMS Qualilcum Beach See LETTERS, page A12

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It doesn’t seem like the best idea to me. If you have ďŹ nancial commitments and are used to a certain wage, you should be able to look for a job at that wage.

I think it’s a good idea because it’s very good for the economy.

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These are not cabins on the beach, however Mr. Walsh would like to cushion his language (THE NEWS, May 15). These are residential houses that he is building on our beach — two and three-storey loft houses. All will have cars. Go down to that lot and take a look. Try to imagine what 81 houses and likely cars will look like down there. Mr. Walsh represents a consortium out of Fort McMurray whose only interest is making a great deal of money. All of it will be at our expense. We’ll have to live with it and not one of them will ever see it other than Mr. Walsh. He doesn’t live here. Mayor Burger has been quoted as saying there’s nothing they can do other than review form and character. Perhaps they can stop any fill going in there. Perhaps they can cut the number of houses to a more manageable number. Perhaps they can protect the trees there. Perhaps they can stick to the zoning, which is tourist commercial. This does nothing to help tourism. Quite frankly it will drive them away. Tourism is what drives this city’s economy. The Brant geese will been driven away even more, so there goes that festival. Why are we, as a city allowing building on a flood plain anyway? What a very sad future this city has because the planners and the council will not stand up for the wants and needs of it’s citizens. SALLY SOANES Parksville

NO CABIN FEVER HERE Unbelievable. I am appalled that the City of Parksville would pass up an opportunity to have a beautiful development on Bernie Walsh’s waterfront site. His group of cabins is the absolutely worst use of a truly unique and magnificent site. Unfortunately there is no vision and no leadership in Parksville. What a shame! To waste such an opportunity is foolhardy and downright stupid. SHIRLEY WRIGHT Nanoose Bay

BE QUAKE-READY Earth movements and volcanic eruptions have occurred, and still occur, around the Pacific Ring of Fire. The most active areas today are in, and adjacent to, deep ocean trenches. South of here a prime example is the five mile deep Peru-Chile trench. In 1960 this area had the largest earthquake

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SOMETHING STINKS “Well, this is one village with no shortage of idiots!” That remark was heard as another exasperated RVer tried to stuff his trash into one of Qualicum Beach’s newly-padlocked garbage bins. He was struggling to hand-feed his family’s picnic leavings through the opening about the size of a baseball. Finally, he gave up, dumped the lot beside the bin and drove off. And it’s only May! It seems that all governments have one thing in common: they are masters at creating unintended consequences known as blowback. They seem to excel at turning a minor irritant into a full blown disaster. Supposedly, the reason the town ordered the removal of most of the garbage bins along the waterfront and padlocked the remaining few was that too many people were using them for garbage. Not public garbage, paid for by the taxpayers, but household garbage, paid for by ...the taxpayers. The question, then, for the reasonable mind would be Why? Was it always thus, or did the public bins begin to fill up with household garbage at a specific time? We’ll kindly assume that council deduced for themselves that the timing might have coincided with household garbage pickup being reduced to every second week. And so, government-think to the rescue! Hold your noses, Q.B., because it looks like we’re in for a long, smelly summer. FERN AND LAURENCE WAYMAN Qualicum Beach

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Guard against bike theft PARKSVILLE — With warmer weather upon us, Oceanside residents can expect to see more bikes on the road — and police expect to see more reports of bike thefts. In order to help prevent the loss of their wheels over the summer, Cpl. Richard De Jong of the RCMP said there are a few steps cyclists can take. • Record serial numbers so they can be identified if located. • Photograph your bike. • Never leave your bike unlocked in public. Take the extra step and remove the seat or a wheel as an extra deterrent.

• If storing your bike at your residence, store it in a safe location. • If you are leaving your bikes unattended in the back of a vehicle, lock the bikes to your vehicle. • Most bike stores keep serial numbers and information of your purchased bike. • Avoid leaving your bike on or in your vehicle in an underground parking lot, as thieves find ways in. If you are required to store your bike in a designated area, such as a bike locker, use a high quality lock as well and take the extra step of removing the seat or a wheel. — NEWS staff

ALTERNATIVE FORMS OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT An implementation project for the Regional District of Nanaimo’s Regional Growth Strategy

Photo Credit: Stew Turner Photography

During the Regional Growth Strategy Review many people expressed a desire to review the policies relating to subdivision in rural areas so that the rural values they love could be better protected. We welcome your thoughts on possible options for development that will offer an alternative to conventional subdivisions that are intended to: • provide better protection for ecologically sensitive areas; • maintain forest and farm lands as a working landscape; • preserve rural landscapes and lifestyle; and, • provide land owners with more options when it comes to subdividing their property. We want to hear what you think about some possible ways of doing things differently.

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

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There are 27 Garage Sales this week. See Page A34 for full details. To advertise your Garage Sale call Sandi or Pauline 250-248-4341

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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The week of May 18-24, 2012 ARIES A friend contributes to a simple misunderstanding. Give it time to work itself out. TAURUS Mercury, communication planet, is in your sign. But don’t say too much. Make every word count. GEMINI Don’t let someone talk you into something you’re unhappy about. If your sixth sense warns you, take heed. CANCER Find out why a project failed to get off the ground. Maybe your timing was wrong, but all systems are go now. LEO Be ambitious but don’t be too aggressive. The universe wants you to be a success; relax and go with the flow. VIRGO Your confidence is sky-high and it will climb even higher over the next week. Keep on making the most of it. ANSWER TO CROSSWORD PUZZLE NO. 616

LIBRA Critics are desperate to undermine your confidence. Act on the assumption that you can’t possibly be wrong – it’s true! SCORPIO A partner or loved one will say something nice to you and minor differences will be forgotten. Say something nice in return. SAGITTARIUS Delegate some of your chores so you don’t exhaust yourself. You’ve taken on too many responsibilities. CAPRICORN This is one of the best times of the year for you; you can make anything happen. What can you do to change your life? AQUARIUS You are out of step with those around you. You enjoy being the odd one out. The herd is for losers; you’re a winner. PISCES You hear something that puts a huge smile on your face. Don’t keep it to yourself – pass it on and make others happy too. ANSWER TO SUDOKU PUZZLE NO. 353

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Family helping fight autism AUREN RUVINSKY writer@pqbnews.com

Things are falling into place for local autism fundraisers Fran and Bob Duncan’s annual summer efforts. Starting the end of May Fran will canvass in front of local grocery and liquor stores at peak weekend times to help raise awareness and funds for her grandson’s poorly understood disorder. The Duncans live in French Creek but their team — Aidan’s Avengers — takes part in the Walk Now For Autism in Sep-

tember in Vancouver, where their grandson lives. They do various fundraising efforts through the year, including an ongoing bottle drive, raising over $4,500 last year alone. They are working on another White Spot burger and beer night in August and Fran said she is always collecting bottles and there is an “autism” account open at the Parksville and Qualicum Beach bottle depots people can donate to any time. This year Aidan’s younger

sister Nadia is collecting pennies and Riptide Graphics is donating team shirts, saving them money they have spent out of pocket. Fran points out people with autism don’t look any different, but it affects more children than cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined. For more on autism visit www.autismspeaks.org and www.walknowforautism.org. To donate directly or for more info contact the Duncans at happytrails51@shaw.ca or 250-752-3744.

OTA to research tourism revamp PARKSVILLE — The Oceanside Tourism Association has launched a comprehensive research project, mining the thoughts of tourists and local tourism stakeholders on how the region should be branding itself. The initiative is designed to ensure the area remains current and retains its competitive edge in the market. A team of stakeholders, including local tourism-related businesses, has been created to guide the effort. It will include:

reviewing current visitor and resident perceptions; determining the region’s essence and how that can be best communicated, and; creating “a road map for how the community can deliver the best possible experience when visitors arrive.” The effort will see the hiring of a consultant to conduct the research and propose strategies, prior to the creation of a marketing plan for the — NEWS Staff 2013 tourist season.

Spring months could break records

The City of Parksville reminds residents they are on Water Conservation Level 2, as set by the city’s new schedule last summer to coordinate with the Regional District of Nanaimo’s four-level system. Level 2 (watering allowed every other day — four hour window — May to August) runs from May 1 through the end of August unless conditions require a move to the more restricted Level 3 (same as above, but only for two-hours). Under Level 2 residents can water lawns for up to four hours every other day between 6 and 10 a.m. and 6 and 10 p.m. Even numbered houses can water on even days and odd num-

bered houses on odd days. The restrictions are intended to ensure an adequate supply of water through the dry summer months including emergency firefighting reserves. The city thanks residents, pointing out restrictions have proven successful in reducing peak demand, which reduces the cost to operate the water utility. Vegetable gardens, shrubs and flowers are restricted to hand watering (including a hand held hose) and automobile washing is permitted during allotted times with a shut off equipped hose. For more information check the website at www.parksville.ca or call engineering and operations at 250248-5412.

THANK YOU Royal LePage Parksville/Qualicum Beach Realty would like to thank the following businesses for their generous support of our 4th annual Garage Sale for the Shelter Foundation, with all proceeds going to our local Haven Home.

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We would like to extend an extra special Thank You to Arrowsmith Moving & Storage. They have gone above and beyond to help us pick up donations, store 3 warehouses full of items, delivered it to the garage sale site, ran our concession stand and took all left over items to the S.O.S…..You guys/gals are the best! Thank you to everyone who donated/purchased at our sale. We are so happy to announce that we raised an amazing $5,000!

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Room revenue was down 9.6 per cent in January, but has been on the rise ever since. February’s room revenue was up 2.8 per cent over the same month in 2011. He added that OTA partners have been telling

him that March and April are looking very good — and could break records. The area’s larger resorts have been doing OK, Sepos said, noting the smaller sites are having more trouble as the

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BC Hydro is upgrading homes and businesses with new smart meters. Moving to a more efďŹ cient, modernized grid will help us meet the growing demand for electricity while continuing to deliver safe, reliable power throughout the province.

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The swim takes place from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants will want to dry off in a hurry however, as noon is when the parade will march up Second Avenue to the Civic Centre ďŹ elds, where the afternoon activities will kick off, from 1 to 4 p.m. During this time, the ďŹ elds will be busy with free activities and interactive sports for children, including bouncy castles, pony rides, balloons and numerous booths including face painting, bubbles and arts and crafts. In the upper ďŹ eld youth can play volleyball, join in the tug of war, attempt the climbing wall, listen to marimba music, use the skateboard park and also join in road hockey in the parking lot. Music and dance appeal-

ing to all ages will take place all afternoon on the stage and also on the ďŹ elds. Participants wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss the 36 doves released at approximately 2 p.m. from the stage. Family Day is an excellent place to learn what the community has to offer, with booths such as the Spinners and Weavers, Oceanside Carvers and many others located on the ďŹ elds where people will also ďŹ nd food concessions run by various local service groups and organizations. Family Day is planned to be inclusive for all members of the community. For more information, to register for the parade or to volunteer, visit www.qbfamilyday.com or phone 250-7522300. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Submitted

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It’s a battle between Qualicum Beach and Quadra Island, one that Richard and Elizabeth Rosewell hope will be won here — but they need help to make that happen. The co-owners of Mildred’s Memorabilia in Qualicum Beach are finalists in BC Hydro’s Energy Fix contest, which solicited entries from five regions around B.C. to vie for a free energy makeover. Like other business owners, the Rosewells filled out an online questionnaire which asked why they deserved this green award, what energy-efficient behaviors they practice now and what are their energy conservation goals. At stake is a free energy-efficient lighting makeover worth as much as $5,000. In their entry the Rosewells noted they had a heat recovery system installed, they turn off track lighting when no customers are in the shop and they had some high efficiency windows installed. However, they stressed that the whole concept of their business is environmentally sustainable. “We sell furniture that would otherwise have been discarded,” Elizabeth said. “We were green before it was popular.” Rather than the good-looking but cheaply made furniture that is often on offer these days, the Roswells carry quality furniture, some of it 200 to 300 years old, that has stood the test of time. “The modern way of buying furniture, especially for young people, is to buy flat-backed furniture that is made out of sawdust and glue,” Richard said. “After five years they are falling apart.” Although she said she would love to change the outdated track lighting in the store, the downturn in the antiques business, coupled with the fact that their once-central location on

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The ENABLERS will be bringing their blues rock and reggae to the Shady Pub in Qualicum Beach May 19. The four-piece dance cover band with members from District 69, has been around for a few years in different guises, playing their brand of covers in and about the mid-Island area. The local band consists of Wes Weldon on guitars and vocals, Stuart Parenteau on bass and vocals, Colin Perry on sax, keyboard, flute and vocals and Mark Bain on drums and vocals. Combined, the band has over one hundred years of music experience. Individually they have all played in numerous bands in the area including; Madhatter, Rubber Soul, Naked Volleyball and Double”R”Barr, to name a few. Weldon said it’s their first time playing at the Shady and the crowd can expect a lively

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TOWN OF QUALICUM BEACH

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Proposed 49 small residential lots near Qualicum Beach Middle School will go to a public hearing STEVEN HEYWOOD editor@pqbnews.com

The company behind The Beach Club Resort in Parksville is proposing a 49-lot residential subdivision next to the Qualicum Beach Middle School at the corner of Laburnum and Claymore roads. John Larson of CA Design presented the plans of Sandcastle Holdings Ltd. to council on May 7. The project is seeking smaller lots on which to build the homes, meaning the developers require a change in zoning. They are also proposing an affordable housing contribution of $54,000 to the

town, as some of the lots are being designed to accommodate secondary, affordable units. The town is considering applying their affordable housing contribution fee to all 49 lots, for a total of $98,000. Larson told council some of the lots are designed to allow for so-called laneway homes — or smaller units behind the main houses — that could provide affordable options. As such, he said these particular properties should be exempt from the contribution. This matter, as well as most of the plan, is still being debated and will be the subject of a special council

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meeting on Wed., May 23 at 9 a.m. at the Civic Centre — followed up by a public hearing in mid-June. The town’s official community plan specifically addresses the property, stating it will consider a residential development, provided it supports affordable housing, improves trail connections, supports ‘green’ building design, provided family-oriented housing and stimulates the local economy. While the affordable component is among the developer’s plans, Larson admitted to council upon further questioning that buyers of the lots will not be forced to build the smaller units when they go to build their new homes. “It’s not mandatory to even build the secondary suite,” noted councillor Dave Willie. “Would it be acceptable to require it in a permit, or ask for a premium to try and enforce it?” Larson said there’s a struggle between objectives in this case. “Forcing a second building on a lot is limiting young families to

(be able to relocate) to the area,” he said. “To make it mandatory, also makes it limiting to affordable housing.” Larson did add, however, the proponents would be willing to discuss the affordable housing options further with council and town staff. In mid-April, after seeing the proposal, the town’s advisory planning commission recommended both and increased affordable housing contribution and incentives to encourage homeowners to build secondary suites. Twenty-seven of the 49 lots include the affordable housing component. The rest of the proposed properties are not necessarily lowcost. Larson told council the market will dictate the price of all of the lots. In their plans, the proponents also set aside a eight-metre green belt between the property and Laburnum Road. They would also pave a portion of the trail than runs beside the railway between Laburnum and Hoylake roads.

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Qualicum Beach councillor Bill Luchtmeijer wants to include the City of Parksville and Regional District of Nanaimo in the future operation of the town’s airport. He is suggesting the town create a regional airport authority, through an airport area plan. The town currently operates the airport through the desk of corporate administrator Trudy Coates and Luchtmeijer wants to start the discussion on making a change. “The facility has a regional benefit,” he said, “and it’s paid for only by Qualicum Beach.” Stating the town is not an airport expert, Luchtmeijer notes it has done a good job so far — but there could be improvements by adopting an airport authority to run it. An authority, he said, would stay on top of changing federal and provincial rules and include other communities in the cost of its operation. He has asked town staff to look into the idea and how an authority could take over the airport operation. Luchtmeijer added that in informal talks with the City of Parksville council and RDN representatives, all parties are open to having the discussion.


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Tour de Rock team chosen for ride VICTORIA — The Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Steering Committee announces the Tour de Rock team this Saturday. Now in its 15th year, Tour de Rock has raised over $16.6 million to support children and their families facing childhood cancer. Funds raised through Cops for Cancer help the Canadian Cancer Society invest in leading edge pediatric cancer research and operate compassionate support programs like Camp Goodtimes — the acclaimed summer camp for children

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Public works (the city’s engineering and operations staff) is responsible for things like the design, construction, operation and maintenance of roads, street lights, parks, vehicles, the water system and city buildings. “Our public works staff are responsible for many vital city systems and services on a 24/7 basis, services vital to our community’s health, safety and comfort,” said mayor Chris Burger in a recent news

release. “Public works week gives us the opportunity to thank our crews and recognize that year after year, public works play an essential role in our community’s quality of life and in the daily operations that make our city a better place to live.” The open house, set up around the picnic shelter, will include demonstrations, displays, refreshments and a chance to explore and ask questions.

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The Canadian Safe Boating Council has some ideas that could save your life. Should your boat capsize and you find yourself in the water, try to reduce the rate of heat loss by climbing onto the overturned hull or any other floating object such as a cooler. If none are immediately available, remain as motionless as possible to allow your skin to warm a thin layer of water around your body. Thrashing in the water not only disturbs this layer of warmer water but also accelerates heat loss. If you are alone, tuck your legs and fold your arms across your chest in the HELP (Heat Escape Lessening Position) to protect your vital organs. If you are with others, huddle together, interlacing your arms and legs and pressing your torsos together to preserve body heat. One of the big questions is whether to stay with the boat or swim to shore. You should only consider swimming for shore if you are wearing a lifejacket, your chances for rescue are very slim and the distance to shore is manageable.

TSB investigating shipwreck PORT ALBERNI — Officials from the Transportation Safety Board scoured the wreck of the prawn boat Jessie G on Tuesday in Port Alberni to find out what made her sink on May 4.

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tion of rough weather and shifting gear caused the vessel to capsize. — Alberni Valley News

Garden Centre Get ready for the long weekend! 2.27 kg Miracle-Gro (24-8-16) Plant food for all your plant feeding needs. #1655299

$

$

11

10

83

each

each

10” Assorted Hanging Baskets

Supreme Green Turf 20-0-5 Fertilizer

Select 9 cm Perennials

7 kg. #1606919 $11.77 each or

Assorted types. #1657047

2/$

$

18

#1677375

each

2

Your Choice

Mulch Assorted colours. 2-cu. ft. #30060916/17/18/19/20

$

3 $ 47 2 $ 2486

each

each

Assorted Hand Tools. #1622626/38/45/73 was $13.97

Premium Quality seed. #30272651

$

$

12 $ 5 2/$ 30

each

Geraniums 4.5” #1642190

each

Nanaimo

Shultz Grass Seed 4 kg.

True Temper Assorted Hand Tools

Heavy Duty Garden Hose 50 ft. “kink-free” #1633725

6801 Island Highway, Nanaimo

250-390-2344

30 L. #1610468

22 $ 47 4 $ 67 8

86 each

Annuals (306) 6 Pk.

each

Premium Top Soil

Wide selection. #1642432

Scotts Turf Builder Lawn Fertilizer 5.9 kg. #30102180 $15.88 each or

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each

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Emerald Cedars 1 Gal. #1662250

Weed B Gone Ready to use. 709 ml. #1614603

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2 $ 1948 $ 248

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each

2 Gal. Shrubs Assorted Types. #30070869

5 Burner Gas Grill “Glenwood” 63500 BTU #30266002 was $348

Sale Runs: May 17- May 27 2012


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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK Your

Glenda Sweet

Personal Real Estate Corporation

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To submit your activities; e-mail: editor@pqbnews.com, our online calendar at pqbnews.com, fax:250-248-4655 or drop by: #4-154 Middleton Ave

SAT. MAY 19

FRI. MAY 18

Entertainment

Entertainment

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BOOM BOOMS

8:30pm Reggae, rock, soul, funk Errington Hall Tickets: Cranky Dog(PV) Heaven on Earth(QB) Errington Store

HELIX DANCERS

Whalebone Theatre 7:30pm Tickets; $12 Mulberry Bush Bookstore

SARA MARREIROS AND RON HADLEY

ivin OUTLANDER

Rockin’ gIrish ! & East Coast music, 7-10pm The Rocking Horse Pub

THE ENABLERS

Blues, Rock, Reggae Blue’s at its best Shady Rest Pub

MAYWORKS CONCERT

7:30pm St. Anne’s Church 407 Wembley Rd., PV Admission by donation

Runs May18-19, 6pm The Old Dutch Inn, QB Reservations 250-752-6914

MOSAIC YOUTH TALENT SHOWCASE

Activities

Activities

7pm, tickets $15 Knox United Church

COOMBS 100TH CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

MAYWORKS

Open house 2pm French Creek Community School

PV QUILT FESTIVAL

hotncoolyogaclub.com

Runs May18-20 Seasons by the Sea Admission $6; 3 day pass $10 Starts 10am PV Community Centre

Chorus and chronicle featuring Gordon Carter 7:30 pm St. Anne’s Church Parksville

MT. ARROWSMITH BONSAI CLUB 1:30-3:30pm The Old School House Gallery, QB

QB FARMERS MARKET 9am-Noon

Hot N Cool

Community School!

2:30pm - 6:00pm

Mobile Food Concession By donation to the Salvation Army.

8:30am - 3:00pm

FRIDAY, MAY 18 French Creek Community School - Tour “Memory Lane” 3:00pm - 5:00pm Get-Together Social Finger food & beverages in French Creek Community School.

Summer Intensive Program

MLA Parksville - Qualicum

250586-4202

(250) 951-6018

100 E. Jensen Ave. Parksville ron.cantelon.mla@leg.bc.ca roncantelonmla.bc.ca

PineRidge Farm Market MORE THAN A PLANT SALE

10:00am - 4:30pm

Volunteers “Meet and Greet” Want to help out? French Creek

Shuttle Bus Service - Park FREE at the fairgrounds & take the bus over to the school. - French Creek Community School displays - Community and Business Displays - Children’s Activity Centre - Fire Engines & Games with the Coombs Hilliers -Vol. Fire Dept. Search & Rescue, Learn & play - WOW” Bus – Interactive activities for young children - BLT to GO Bus - Meet Gerry Barnum - Petting Farm - Craft Corner -Dress-up Corner -Games Area -Face Painting -Circus Act & Juggler, Jake West - Jazz band Zela’s Hype - Old time fiddlers - Maypole dancing

ERRINGTON FARMERS MARKET

ERIK GOETZINGER BMX

4:00pm Cake Cutting Ceremony

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Schoolyard Games “FREE” hotdogs and popcorn too!!

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Coombs Country Opera Rodeo Grounds, Western music. Open stage. Adults $5.00- Musicians and children FREE

SATURDAY, MAY 19 8:30am

10am-1pm

COOMBS 100TH CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

Open house 10:30am-4:30pm Music, entertainment, fashions from past, Parrot show 5pm. Pot luck on Coombs fair grounds

Speaker: 1:30pm QB Civic Centre

Ron Cantelon

1.800.224.5838 • gls@shaw.ca

COOMBS CELEBRATES FRENCH CREEK COMMUNITY SCHOOL’S 100TH ANNIVERSARY

CYCLE TO PROTECT OUR COAST

Yoga Club

250.248.4321

Featured Events for the Week

FREE EVENTS

MON. MAY 21 Entertainment

DEEZ LOUNGE

SUN. MAY 20 Entertainment

RON HADLEY

5-8pm Evenings at the Old Dutch Inn

Activities

OCEAN IDLERS CAR SHOW

11am Coombs Fairgrounds Museum open whole weekend till 6pm

PANCAKE BREAKFAST 8am-11am Coombs Fairgrounds

Provincial Qualifier - Double points, Sign up, 3-4pm Trail to BMX park from parking lot at Park Rd. & Dorset Road Email ID: rgrecht@Shaw.ca 250-248-4262 www.erikgoetzingerbmx. net/schedule.html Qualicum Beach

Jazz and Blues open mike jam - Monday nights 333 Island Hwy.,W., QB

OPEN MIC NIGHT 7-10pm Shady Rest Pub

TUES. MAY 22 Entertainment

OPEN MIC

7-10pm, Crown & Anchor

Activities

EDUCATION UNDER FIRE IN IRAN: A D0CUMENTERY

7pm, Documentary and PANCAKE BREAKFAST Conversation, Windsor Room, Qualicum Civic 8am-11:30 am and Bradley CentreCome down Centre

May 19, 2012 • 10am to 3pm reg. $35.99 2715 Turnbull Rd. N. of Qualicum Beach NOW Exit 75 Horne Lake

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- Gerry Barnu BBarnum arn plays music Vintage Fashion Fash ash Show - Cake Cutting - Raisin’ Cain- Linda Thorburn and her bluegrass band - Heritage quilts unveiling

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Community Potluck Picnic at the Coombs Fairgrounds

8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Dance at the Coombs Rodeo Grounds, “Big Twang Theory” Tickets $20.00 - Adults only please

SUNDAY, MAY 20 8:00am -11:00am

Pancake Breakfast, Coombs Fairgrounds & Bradley Centre $6

9:45 am - 12:30 pm

Grace United Church beside the Old Country Market - Sunday service and music on the church steps

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Ocean Idlers Car Rally & Poker Run at Coombs Fair Grounds

Parksville-Qualicum Beach Independently Owned & Operated

Activities

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PUBLIC FORUM

4:30-6:30 PCCC forum

ART OPENING

Reception, 5 - 9 pm at Raintree art gallery Qualicum Beach

CONNECT HEARING

Complimentary hearing screening event 11am-3pm The Public Health Nurse on Lasqueti Is. 250-752-2809

IS IT ALL ABOUT FAMILY?

Entertainment

7pm, Speaker: Henri van Amerongen By donation 250-954-1002

EVERYVOICE SINGERS

FRI. MAY 25

WED. MAY 23

Wed. nights 7-9pm Errington Hall 250-228-2247

TIMBERLINE Dance 7:30-10:30pm PV Legion

Activities

FUNDRAISER FOR GUATEMALA

Morningstar Golf Course 9 and dine

THE HAPPY WANDERERS TRAVEL CLUB

Entertainment

MIRANDA SAGE Vocalist The Old Dutch Inn

CHARLEY PRIDE A living legend 7:30pm Port Theatre Nanaimo

PETER MASON

Playing a variety of tunes. Sandbar Cafe 6087 Island Highway W., Qualicum

CIRCLE EIGHTS SQUARE DANCE CLUB

Wind-up dance 7:30pm Square dance 8pm St. Stephen’s Church hall Village Way, Q.B. All square dancers welcome

Activities

UNDERWEAR AFFAIR CANCER FUNDRAISER

4-11:30pm For below the belt cancers. Live music, belly dancing, silent auction All proceeds to cancer Deez Bar and Grill PG13 after 6pm

Seat Sale!

FLIGHTS Starting at

Including taxes, With the purchase of 4 one-way tickets. No expiry on tickets.

$

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Meets 2pm Antarctica St. Columba Church Hall 250-248-2670

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THU. MAY 24 Entertainment

COOMBS OLD TIME FIDDLERS 7:30pm Rotary House Beach and Fern in QB $2.50 p.p.

check out all of our great Everydeals day fromon4 to 6pm go to Quality Foods for crazy low prices starteronkits andproduct. The Appy Hour deal changes every day! a select accessories!

Family Dentistry New Patients Welcome! Dr. Denny B. Essig DMD 175 Corfield Street Parksville BC (Across from Thrifty Foods)

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ALL Fruit Berries Trees 30% on OFF Sale!

Our Pet Appreciation Day is Back! Saturday June 9th


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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMING EVENTS

INFORMATION

LEGALS

BRADLEY CENTRE Members & guests. Pancake Breakfast May 20th/12 8:30-11:30 am

Geraldine Doris (Hague) Bleasdale

INFORMATION

NEW to the area? Call for your FREE package of info, gifts & greetings. Bev 250-248-4720 PV Ann 250-248-3390 QB & NOW, Introducing the

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April 2, 1945 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; May 10, 2012 Geraldine â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gerryâ&#x20AC;? Doris (Hague) Bleasdale passed away peacefully at the Nanaimo Hospital on May 10th, 2012. Gerry was loved by all her family and friends and was a daily ďŹ xture for customers at her second home QF in Qualicum Beach. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Gerry was predeceased by her husband and best friend, Russell Bleasdale. She is survived by her 3 children: Jennifer (Tristan) Black, Jackie Ruttan, and Chad (Jessica) Bleasdale; her 5 adoring grandchildren: Laura, Isabelle, River, Vanessa and Rainn; her sister Sandra Anderson and nephew Cliff. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Momâ&#x20AC;? also known as Grammie will be sadly missed by all her family as she was the gravity that held it all together. Gerry was adamant in her request for no service. Rather she requested for her friends and family to go to the beach front in Qualicum Beach, a special place for her, and raise a glass in her memory.

Baby Basket

Have you recently added to the family or know someone who has call Pat 250-248-7119 The most Famous Baskets in the World! www.welcomewagon.ca

MAURICE (MOE) ROY the world has lost a very wonderful husband, great father, brother & friend. A celebration of Moeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life will be held at 180 Veterans Way, Qualicum BC (RC Legion #76) at 2pm on Saturday, May 26, 2012.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;EDUCATION UNDER FIRE IN IRANâ&#x20AC;? Tuesday May 22nd, 2012 at 7:00 pm. A documentary & discussion in the Windsor Room, Civic Centre, Qualicum Beach. Sponsored by the Bahaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;is of Qualicum Beach. Please join us for a conversation. IF YOU want to drink, that is your business. If you want to STOP, we can help. Alcoholics Anonymous. 1-800-883-3968

In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, please make a donation in her memory to the Hospice in Qualicum Beach or the B.C. Cancer Agency.

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

She will be laid to rest at a private family celebration with her husband in Summerland where Sir and Madam will be @ Home together for eternity.

CELEBRATIONS

CELEBRATIONS

â&#x20AC;&#x153;At her core was a free spirit and would not want her friends & loved ones feeling sad so she decided not to have a service. And to you we raise our glasses: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to Life, Ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it Grand...â&#x20AC;? CARDS OF THANKS

CARDS OF THANKS

JUSTIN ENGDAHL-MANDRYK July 1983 - April 2012

Our deepest gratitude and sincerest thanks to the many relatives, friends and neighbours for their comfort, ďŹ&#x201A;owers and cards during the loss of our dear Justin. Special thanks to the paramedics, to Linda and Blair from Victims Services Program, Oceanside RCMP for their attendance, Yates Funeral Home and to those who have made donations to the Asthma Society. Justin will be sadly missed by his immediate family: his mother Judy, dad Bill Mandryk, sister Krista (Levon), brother Tyler and beloved Grandma K â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kathleenâ&#x20AC;?, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins of the Engdahl, Mandryk and Corsie families, many friends and special friend Missy. Justin was predeceased by his Grandpa Gordon and his cat Felix. Your presence at the Celebration of Justinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Life was our strength and will forever be remembered. We did not know that morning What sorrow the day would bring; The bitter grief, the shock severe, To part with one we loved so dear. You bid no one a last farewell, No chance to say goodbye. You were gone before we knew it, Only God knows why. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you did not go alone, For part of us went with you. The day God called you home. Though your smile is gone forever And your hand we cannot touch, We will never lose the memory Of the one we loved so much.

Earle T. Mitchell

There will be an informal open house celebration of Earleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life on Saturday, May 26th, 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. at Sherry and Warren Mitchellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home, 1147 Wedgewood Close (Eaglecrest), in Qualicum Beach. Evelyn and family would love to have you drop by to remember Earle and share your stories.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

PLACES OF WORSHIP

PLACES OF WORSHIP

LOST AND FOUND

PAINTING TENDER OPPORTUNITY: to local BC Contractors, for QUALICUM PLACE VIS0940, located at 130 Sunningdale Road East, Qualicum Beach, to provide exterior painting to this three story stucco and wood building. Tender documents are available by pick-up or email, contact the Kerr Group - RE/MAX First Realty - Strata Management at 250-586-1100 for pick-up location or email: strata@thekerrgroup.ca with subject line VIS0940 Painting Tender Package Request. Tender closing date is May 31, 2012 at 5:00 pm. A contractor site meeting is to be conducted on May 25th at 2:00 pm.

FOUND. MOBILITY pre-paid card in Qualicum Beach. Call to identify. (250)752-8115.

LEGALS

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE ESTATE OF LUCINDA ROMA SOCHA, DECEASED LATE OF PARKSVILLE, WHO DIED NOVEMBER 20th, 2011. Creditors and all others having claims against the Estate of LUCINDA ROMA SOCHA, are hereby notiďŹ ed pursuant to s. 38 of the Trustee Act, that particulars of their claims and any security held by them, should be sent to the Executor of the said Estate, c/o the Solicitor for the Estate at the address set out below, on or before the 30th day of June, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. THOMAS & COMPANY Barristers, Solicitors & Notaries Public #6 - 162 W. Harrison Ave, PO Box 1779, Parksville, BC, V9P 2H6

CLINICAL COUNSELLOR N.I. Survivorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Healing Society - Counselling Centre for Adults Affected by Abuse - Campbell River. Contract with renewal potential, 28 hrs/ week or may be split. Direct resumes to contact@nishs.ca or fax 250-287-3397 No calls or special requests please. Open until suitable candidate located.

HELP WANTED An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilďŹ eld road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call Contour Construction at 780723-5051.

File No.: 11844

An Earthmoving Company in Alberta is looking for a 3rd year or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will be part of a team maintaining and servicing our ďŹ&#x201A;eet of Cat dozers, graders and rock trucks plus Deere/Hitachi excavators. You will work at our Modern Shop at Edson, Alberta with some associated ďŹ eld work. Call Contour Construction at (780)723-5051

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

LEGALS

LEGALS

God still heals and is the kindest person youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll ever meet! Join us on Sundays

6:30pm

At the Salvation Army Church

on the Alberni Highway, near the Rod & Gun.

All welcome! More info at:

www.jerichoroad-church.com

QUALICUM BAPTIST CHURCH 600 Beach Road Qualicum Beach

WORSHIP SUNDAYS 10:30

â&#x20AC;&#x153;THE CALL TO ABUNDANT LIVINGâ&#x20AC;? (Luke 6:27-38)

SCENT FREE

NOTICE TO THE RESIDENTS OF DASHWOOD

RE: PROPOSED ESTABLISHMENT OF RURAL AGENCY STORE The Liquor Distribution Branch invites community input on a request to establish a Rural Agency Store (RAS) at the Meadowood Store in the community of Dashwood. The intent of a RAS is to provide liquor service in rural communities and tourist destination resorts, in order to give people in these communities better, more convenient access to beverage alcohol products. RASâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s are established in rural communities where it is too small to operate a Government Liquor Store. RASâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will be established, where there is a suitable business i.e. an existing independently-owned full service general grocery store. Only one Rural Agency Store authorization in a community is permitted. Written comments will be accepted until June 18, 2012. Your submissions may be used by the LDB in the decision process. LIQUOR DISTRIBUTION BRANCH- AREA MANAGERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S OFFICE 2625 RUPERT STREET, VANCOUVER, BC V5M 3T5 AREA MANAGERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EMAIL: Dave.Caldwell@bcldb.com


The Parksville Qualicum Beach News Friday, May 18, 2012

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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HELP WANTED

St. John Ambulance

First Aid Training SAVING LIVES at Work, Home and Play!

WCB OCCUPATIONAL FIRST AID • • • • • • • • •

Level I - May 15, 17, 24 Level II - June 18 - 22 Level III - June 14 - 15 Standard with CPR-C & AED - May 26 & 27 Transport Endorsement - May 25 Emergency for Community Care - May 19 & June 5 CPRC with AED - June 2 (days) June 13 & 14 (eves) CPRC for Healthcare Providers June 2 CPRC Renewal with AED - May 31

• Marine Advanced First Aid - May 28 - June 1 • CPRC Renewal for Healthcare Providers - June 17 • Standard First Aid for Industry CPRC & AED - June 13 & 14 • Emergency Medical Responder-Accelerated - (please contact the office for pre-requisite information) June 25 - 29 July 3 - 5 • H2S Alive - May 30

BC Basic Food Safety available online!

HELP WANTED

HOME CARE/SUPPORT

MEDICAL/DENTAL

PARKSVILLE PETRO-CANADA

Sue’s Seniors Care is now hiring:

P/T MOA needed for Medical Office in Q.B. 20hrs/week approx. Afternoons 1-6pm+ holiday/temp. relief. Computer, Communication & Multi-tasking skills required. G.S.O.H. essential. Please send resumes to 173 Fern Rd.

Is Hiring P/T or F/T Service Attendants. The Lemare Group is accepting resumes for the following positions: •Boom man •Heavy Duty Mechanics •Certified Contract Coast Fallers; Fallers with Bullbucking/Chargehand experience an asset •Grapple Yarder Operator •Hooktender •Chaser •Log Loader/Hoe Forward Operator •Log Loader-Dryland Sort Operator Fulltime with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to office@lemare.ca.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Apply in person at 431 East Island Hwy NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

HOME CARE/SUPPORT LOOKING FOR live in long term care giver for elderly couple in Qualicum Beach. Responsibilities would include: personal care and companionship, Meal planning and preparation, Light housekeeping and laundry, Errands and transportation. Person should have valid BC drivers license, Long Term Care Certificate and pleasant personality, sense of humour and has to be flexible. Please respond to caregiver@holmesrealty.com

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Pharmacy Technician!

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TRADES, TECHNICAL PIPE LAYERS & Backhoe Operators REQUIRED at Locar Industries. Minimum 5 years experience. Local work. Fax resume to 250-751-3314 TRANSPORTATION MECHANIC Required in Nakusp, BC (West Kootenay Area) Applicant must be red seal certified and able to work on a variety of makes and models of trucks, trailers and components. A CVIP certificate and welding skills an asset. Full time position. Group benefit plan available. Competitive wages. Fax or email resumes to: 250-265-3853 or whrepair@telus.net

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Sandpiper Rte #316 - 122 papers HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Multimedia Journalist Oak Bay News The Oak Bay News, has an immediate opening for a full-time news journalist. Oak Bay is located minutes away from Victoria, B.C. Reporting to the editor, the successful candidate will provide news stories, photos and video for our award-winning, twice weekly newspaper and website.

Chesterton, Drew, Gilley Cres, Greenwood, Nicolls, Patrick & Sunrise

Parksville Rt #138 - 24 papers Cedar Village on Corfield St. N.

Parksville Rt #139 - 48 papers Cooper, Corfiels St S, Peacock, Pheasant, Skylark & Stanford Ave. E.

Parksville Route #210 - 79 papers Digby, Fairwind, Gaetjen, Samuel & Temple St.

TRADES, TECHNICAL

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Qualifications include a firm grasp of grammar, spelling and newspaper style. Previous newspaper reporting experience is an asset. The candidate is expected to be web savvy, both in their use of social media as a reporting tool, and their ability to tell stories in a multi-platform environment, using video, podcasting and other tools. Knowledge of Canadian Press style is important, as is the ability to take and carry out instructions in a timely fashion. Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and social media (Facebook, Twitter) would be considered an asset.

Interested candidates should send resume, clippings and cover letter by May 18, 2012 to: Laura Lavin Editor, Oak Bay News Black Press 818 Broughton Street Victoria, B.C. V8W 1E4 or e-mail: llavin@vicnews.com Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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NOW HIRING

Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results. We currently have the following openings:

Field Engineer Assistant Engineer Maintenance Supervisor Quality Control Coordinator Heavy Duty Mechanics Fallers – Woss & Gold River Hooktender – Woss Chaser – Woss Detailed job postings can be viewed at http://www.westernforest.com/building-value/our-peopleemployment/careers/ WFP offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit package and the potential to achieve annual performance rewards. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence to: Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email: resumes@westernforest.com


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Friday, May 18, 2012 The Parksville Qualicum Beach News PERSONAL SERVICES

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REAL ESTATE

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

FINANCIAL SERVICES

DRYWALL

MOVING & STORAGE

FOR SALE BY OWNER

FARM SERVICES

FARM SERVICES

SOFTWOOD LUMBER GRADER

DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM

Taping/ Texturing/ Painting. Reno & Repair Specialist. 30 years of fast friendly service. Wayne 250-752-4658 QB

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)951-0010.

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.

SPECIALTY LUMBER MILL Located in PARKSVILLE requires, for a minimum 3 Years A FULL TIME EXPERIENCED TICKETED SOFTWOOD LUMBER GRADER CLASS A OR B.

Helping CANADIANS repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest regardless of your credit!

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Must be physically fit and able to work 10 hr days. The work entails heavy lifting working a trim saw and grading specialty high end Douglas fir structural timbers.

WES-COAST YARDBIRDS. Lawns, gardens, yard cleanup, hauling. Pressure washing, Irrigation, carpentry. Tree Pruning, Topping, Removal. Please call 250-752-9444.

HAULING AND SALVAGE ALL TYPES of hauling. Small loads, garden waste, construction debris & junk. Call Ron 250-757-2094.

Please reply to Office Manager, Box 782, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1T2

WORK WANTED: Gardening, Housekeeping, Dog Walking, Car Washing, etc. $18/hr, 2 hour min. Small pick up for Yard Waste Removal. Please call 250-248-3248.

PERSONAL SERVICES ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

If You Had Cancer ...

PHONE ANY day. We will Haul Away. Call anytime at 250-468-5733.

DECK CLEANING & Maintenance by Debra. Cleaning, Scrubbing, Mildew Removal, Sanding. Call 250-594-7470.

HOME CARE SUPPORT

GEORGE DO IT”

HOME SUPPORT Caregiver honest, caring, reliable, experienced caregiver taking clients. Provide nutritious meals, shopping or driving to appointments, housekeeping, and companionship. Insured. First Aid/CPR. Call Pauline 250248-4471.

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COMPUTER SERVICES

Scott @ 250-821-1994.

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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PAINTING A STROKE ABOVE Painting. Commercial & Residential. Interior/Exterior. WCB, liability insurance. All jobs warranted. See what we can do! Dave 250-248-0335, 250-240-2310.

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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Resumes must be received not later than May 21 and must include 4 references, copy of grading ticket and drivers license.

FOR ALL your drywall and painting needs, reno’s and repairs.Specializing in re-textured ceilings, spray paint. Call a pro, no job too small. Phil 250-954-1859.

CHELSEY’S GARDENING Service. Certified horticulturist. Newly relocated from Victoria. Garden & lawn maint. Regular scheduling or one time visits. No job is too small. Looking forward to meeting you & your garden. 250-586-6172 MANURE FOR your garden, free delivery, $60 (truck load). Call Matt at 250-240-1116.

Excellent renumeration for the right candidate with bonus for speed, accuracy and 100% on grade components.

WORK WANTED

GARDENING

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Come grow with us. At Catalyst Paper, the opportunities are endless. We challenge and reward you to stretch your abilities, improve your personal and career prospects and get ahead. We're a leading producer of paper and pulp, and the largest producer of specialty printing papers and newsprint in western North America. We believe the future of paper is right here, with us. We are now accepting résumés for the following positions:

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Experienced-Insured-References

I love to paint! (250) 248-8450. A & M PAINTING. Interior & exterior. Free estimates. Call 250-248-3604. POIRIER PAINTING, Residential / Commercial / Vinyl Siding / Driveway Power Washing/ Driveway Sealing. Fully insured, Guaranteed Workmanship, Free Estimates. Call Dan 250-240-3528. WCB

PRESSURE WASHING PRESSURE WASHING. Oceanside House and Home. Pete 250-927-2641.

PETS LESSONS/TRAINING OBEDIENCE- 8 wk course starts June 5 in Nanoose. $225. Limited to 4 students. 15+ years experience with all breeds. 250-821-0715

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE $$ CASH PAID $$ for NEWER FRIDGES, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS etc.

BELLEVUE RECONDITIONED APPLIANCES Sales & Service. FULL WARRANTY. Large Showroom

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House won’t sell? Can’t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

250.248.2545, local 213 Sandi Wells sandiwells@bcclassified.com 250.248.2545, local 225 Pauline Stead office@pqbnews.com

Call: 1-250-616-9053 RV SITES AVORADO RESORT. Beautiful waterfront RV Resort. New Sites For Sale ($63,900). All season, full amenities, clubhouse & beach access. Co-op Resort w/Lifetime Ownership! www.avorado.com Call 250-228-3586.

RENTALS

Garage Sales

APARTMENT/CONDO 2 BDR., 5 appl., balcony w. view, very private, carport, $ 750.00 plus utilities, call (250)752-1855 DOWNTOWN QUALICUM Beach, beautiful 1-bdrm, bright, private. NS/NP. $850 mo. Ref’s req’d.(250)752-4224 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.

1040 BELLEVUE ROAD

VILLAGE GREEN ESTATES

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317 Village Way, QB 1 bdrm apts, $750. 2 & 3 bdrm townhomes, $950 to $1150. 5 appls, F/P, patio. N/S, sm pet ok. Quiet adult community. Close to town. Office hrs Tuesday’s: 4pm7pm.

250-240-2816.

FUEL/FIREWOOD

APARTMENTS FURNISHED

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

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

Seasoned Douglas Fir Firewood You pick up or we can deliver 250-248-5887

COMMERCIAL SPACE for lease in Parksville area. (250)468-7895, Pat.

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.

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

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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.

Watch this spot for upcoming Listings for locally grown & made products.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

DOWNTOWN QUALICUM Beach, 680 sq/ft. warehouse, complete with mezzanine area $600 p/m. Call 250-954-6881

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

COUNTRY SETTING North Qualicum. Upper Duplex, 1 bdrm, FS, References NS, No dogs. Avail. Immed. $675/mo. 250-594-5950.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR RENT

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

COOMBS, QUIET 1 bdrm RV, incl. util’s., walk to Coombs. $450 p/mo, 250-240-1445.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

MOBILE HOMES & PADS

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

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.

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BOWSER, GAINSBERG Rd. Neighborhood Sale. May 19 (8-2). BOWSER: NEIGHBORHOOD sale; Sat., May 19th, 8am2pm. Follow signs at Nile Rd. BRADLEY CENTRE, 975 Shearme Rd., Coombs. May 20th., 2012, 8:30am-11:30pm NANOOSE: 2930 Dolphin Dr. Moving out of the Country must sell everything. Ongoing garage sale from now to May 31st. NANOOSE BAY, 1430 Marina Way. Sat. May 19th 9am2pm. Please no early birds. A little bit of everything. Marine, tools, garden and household. PARKSVILLE, 1273 Sunrise Dr. May 19 & 20 (9-1). Store liquidation of new, never worn clothing, ladies mens & teens Variety of styles & sizes stored in Parksville & ready for sale. Items are $5. to $10. each. PARKSVILLE, 19 & 20 Woodland Dr., Sat, May. 19, 9am12pm. Multi Family Sale. Various household items, furniture, kids stuff and more. Something for everyone. Rain or shine. No early birds. PARKSVILLE- 315 Stanford Ave E. (off Bagshaw) Sat & Sun, May 18 & 19, 10am1pm. Moving! All contents of house, lawn furniture & more. PARKSVILLE, 355 Sutherland Pl. Sat. May 19th. (9 - 1:30). Cul de Sac Sale! Multi-family. Antiques, collectibles, pottery fire brick & new slab roller, matt cutter, sports, furniture, tools, dishes. You name it, one of us may have it for you!! PARKSVILLE, 500 Corfield St. Sat. May 19, 8am - 1pm. Multi-family sale! Something for everyone! Rain or Shine!! PARKSVILLE, 524 Morison Ave. Sat. May 19th. 8 am. Silk plants/trees, fishing gear, roof rack, wood circles for clocks, furniture misc. & much more. PARKSVILLE, 628 Sandalwood, Sat. May 19, (8:30 2:30). Household items, baby furn.,books, etc. PARKSVILLE- 631 BLENKIN Ave, Sat, May 19, 8am-1pm. Multi-unit complex. Books, china, collectibles, etc & 2 homes are for sale, as well. PARKSVILLE, 683 Wembley Rd. May 19 (9-2). Moving Sale Bike, tools, households

PARKSVILLE- 631 Temple Street, Sat & Sun, May 19 & 20, 9am-3pm. Rain or Shine! Garage Sale & 4th Annual ladies Clothing Sale. Used & some new. Absolutely No early birds! PARKSVILLE, Stanford Ave. (8 - 12) TV, nents, LCD, DLP, etc.

#6 - 531 E. Sat. May 19th. stereo compoplasma, CRT,

PARKSVILLE, #8-267 Corfield Rd. Fri. & Sat., May 18 & 19. (9 - 6)Estate sale, Everything Goes! apartment size upright piano, 2 sets of Royal Albert bone china, First Nations Beadwork, Houseful of furniture, antiques, designer glassware... Too much to list!!!! PARKSVILLE, 839 Sanderson Rd. Sat.May 19 (9 - 3). Like new rear tine rototiller, counter high chairs, counter stools, wine making supplies, lots of odds & sods for everyone! PARKSVILLE, NEIGHBOURHOOD SALE, Sat. May19th. (8:30-2:30). Peacock,Pheasant & Skylark Streets. Something for everyone! QUALICUM: 815 Garden Rd. East., Sat., May 19, 9 am. Moving Sale. Lots of furniture, some kids stuff, drafting table and more. Everything must go. QUALICUM BAY- 6080 West Island Hwy, Sat & Sun, May 19 & 20, 8am-4pm. Huge Neighbourhood Garage Sale! QUALICUM BEACH, 151 W. Sunningdale, Sat. & Sun. May 19 &20.(8 - 2) Huge Sale!!! QUALICUM BEACH, 186 Saturna Dr.(Hermitage Park) Sat. May 19th (7:30 - 2). Come find a treasure! Qualicum Beach, 254 Elizabeth Ave. Sat May 18, 8:30-2 pm. Huge sale, something for everyone, furniture, misc., antiques, tools & collectables. QUALICUM BEACH, 564 Hazelwood Pl. Sat. May 19th (9 - 2) Small appliances,home decor items, furniture & more!!! Early birds welcome!! QUALICUM BEACH, 759 Canyon Cresc. Rd. Sat. May 19 (9 - 4) No Junk yardsale SUPER SALE PARKSVILLE 1372 Gabriola (Craig Bay) May 19 (9-3). . High quality furniture, dishes, plants, etc.etc. Dealers Welcome!!


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RV PADS

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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.

BRIGHT & SPACIOUS, near new, 2 bdrm, upper suite near Parksville train station. 1000 sq ft, 5 appl’s, deck with partial mountain view, NS, NP. $975/mo + util’s. Call: 1-250716-6797 or 250-248-3850.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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HOMES FOR RENT

please refer to our website: www.parksvillerealestate.com to view our rental properties

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.

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ERRINGTON. 1-BDRM Home. 15 mins to Parksville. Peaceful, forested location. No pets, No smoking in house or on grounds. Must have reliable transportation. 3 ref’s req’d. First & last month’s rent. $750./mo + utils. email your information: gts965@gmail.com

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TIDY 1 br house in Hilliers, Alberni Hwy avail 1 June. $725. Rustic exterior, very nice interior. Call or text 250 2487953.

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WHISKEY CREEK- 1100sq ft, 3 bdrms, lower level of house, 4 appls. NP/NS, $750/mo + utils. Call 250-752-0501.

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Retail / Professional Space for Lease in the village Qualicum Beach. from 544 sq.ft to 1427 sq.ft. phone 250 248 6504

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Nic Annau lays down the tag to ring up a base runner off a cracker throw from fellow-Parksvillian, cacther Mackenzie Parlow.

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So what does one of the top teams in the BC Premier Baseball League do when they face one of the best pitchers in the BCPBL? If you’re the Langley Blaze and you’re on the road facing Parksville Royals’ ace Clayton Isherwood, “you play the same way you always do — you play aggressive baseball,” and, on Saturday anyway, you hammer out a 5-3 win in game one, and then, just because you can, you

play aggressive defensively too. They took advantage of our mental mistakes and when you’re one of the top teams in the league, which they are, that’s what you do.” Not lost on those that turned out to take in the double header, was the effort of the young Royals. “We played well in game one,” said Wallace. Langley was leading that one 2-0, and the Royals cut it to 2-1 and Rob Vlaj stroked a two out single to right field in the bottom of the third

roll out the artillery in game two and sweep the double header in a 12-1 final. Things got off to a rough start for the young Royals at Inouye-Wallace Field at Springwood Park in Parksville last Saturday when Langley’s first batter of the game took the third pitch yard over left centre for the leadoff homer. “They’re a tough team to beat,” Royals’ skipper Dave Wallace said. “They hit the ball well, they move the base-runners and they

and Langley’s right fielder, junior national team invitee Mitchell Robinson, gunned down Mackenzie Parlow at home plate who was on his horse from second. “Just an outstanding play,” said Wallace. “The throw was perfect — it had to be. That was the turning point of the game.” The Blaze struck again in the top of the fourth with their first of three unearned runs on the game to go up 3-1. See ROYALS, page A38

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Eight teams turned out on Wednesday for the Pheasant Glen High School Island Invitational, and the host Kondors from Kwalikum Secondary School carved out a second place finish. “It was fun ... the course was playing very well — great weather with shifting winds,” said KSS teacher/coach Butch Gayton. Belmont Secondary School took honours at the tourney, played out over 18 holes, with a four-player total of 291. The Kondors grabbed second at 296, and Dover Bay was third at 323. Kwalikum Grade 11s Luigi Trozzo and Santiago Buorro both shot 72s. Belmont had two players turn in 71s for the top scores of the day. “Just solid golf — nothing spectacular, just consistent golf,” Gayton said of his top two, adding young Cole Morrison shot a stellar 73, the fifth lowest score of the day. Morrison and Trozzo both dialled up three birdies on the day, while Buorro fired four. Also in the mix for Dover Bay was Zach Anderson who was coming off a surprising win at the CN Future Links Pacific Championship held last weekend at Morningstar. Anderson didn’t fair so well at ‘the Glen though, as he

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The AA Island Championships had been scheduled to be played out at Pheasant Glen last week, “so we just decided to go ahead with it for the players,” said event chair and Pheasant Glen head pro Gord Melissa. NEXT UP The Kondors end their season at the BC Invitational tournament slated for Arbutus Ridge in Mill Bay which is open to Single-A, Double-A, Triple-A schools as well as golf academies. It replaces BC School Sports’ cancelled finals.

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The Blaze tacked on two more in the 6th. The Royals fought back with a run in the bottom of the 6th and 7th -- the pinstripes had the bases loaded in the bottom of the 7th with nobody out but couldn’t solve the Langley closer. It was Isherwood’s second loss of the season, striking out seven and walking one. “Clayton pitched well enough for us to win, we just didn’t give him the support he needed,” said Wallace, pointing out “they only outhit us 6-5, but we made four errors and they made one.” Clarke Ohman was 2-for-3 at the dish. Home grown player Nic Annau scored a run, but his biggest contribution came in the top of the third inning when he showed great reaction to stretch out and stop a screamer down the third base line on the one-hop that had double written all over it. He then gunned out the base runner for the third out. “That was the TSN highlight of the night,” said Wallace. “It was a great play.” Annau is in his first year with the senior Royals — he pitches he plays third base, “and he’s one of the young guys getting lots of experience and getting better every time they step on the field,” said the longtime skipper. The two losses leaves the Royals at 6-13 on the season and sitting 11th in the 13-team high performance league. GAMES ON The Royals are home as hosts of the long-running BC’s Best baseball tournament this weekend. (See story this page.)

PARKSVILLE — A reminder to all you baseball fans out there 11 teams take to the fields up at Springwood Park this weekend for the 18th annual BC’s Best Baseball Tournament. The hometown Quality Foods Royals open the tourney Friday at 3:30 p.m. against the North Delta Blue Jays, with returning Royal Marcus Drewry making his first start of the season for the home team (he’s been away at college). The Royals are back at it at 6 p.m. Friday for game two against the Okotoks Dawgs, who come to town as the tournament favourites (they recently won the CCBC championship for the second straight year), while the young Royals will be in tough as the defending champions for the first time in club history. The Nanaimo Pirates and Victoria Mariners — the other top two seeded teams, face off Friday night at Serauxman Stadium in Nanaimo for their first game (6 p.m. start). The Royals are back in action Saturday at 3 p.m. to take on the Vancouver Cannons and are back at it at 5:30 p.m. against the Victoria Eagles. The tournament playoffs get underway with the semifinals at 10 a.m. with the finals slated for 1 p.m. There is a concession on site, there will be 50/50 draws all weekend.

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Barrel racers have a blast in Coombs COOMBS — The Island Barrel Racers had a great turnout at a recent event at the Coombs Rodeo Grounds. The top riders were in Open: 1D Sara Rathy from Lanzville; 2D Leslie Pederson from Black Creek; 3D Kaila Christie from Courtenay, and; 4D Severin Pederson from Black Creek. In the Junior class, 1D went to Morgan Davis from Courtenay, 2D to Meaghan Bergman from Black Creek and 4D to Kim Versluis from Campbell River. The senior classes top riders were: 1D Leslie Pederson; 2D Sue Sheppard from Coombs; 3D Carole Herman from Courtenay, and; 4D Kathleen Worth from Merville. There was one PeeWee, Paige Noble from Coombs, SUBMITTED PHOTO BY ROBERT PALMER who came out and did some awesome rides. Their Coombs rider Paige Noble takes her steed around a barrel on May 12 at next race is at the Coombs Rodeo Grounds, May 26. the Coombs Rodeo Grounds. — Submitted Racing starts at 5 p.m.

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At this time, that event is a go, said Kim, explaining schools were only allowed to compete if they had a community coach or school administrative staff accompany the team. “Randy and I,” Kim pointed out, “have been fully supported and appreciated by the Ballenas School staff and administration in the six years we have coached the school track and field team.” At the North Islands, both the bantams and juniors had to finish top five in their respective events to advance to Islands. Senior athletes only had to participate in one event to move on. Exceptional results she said were turned in by Grade 9 Kabir Bellerose, who in addition to trying to qualify as an invitational athlete for the provincial meet, June 2-3, is also focused on making the BC Summer Games’ team competing in Surrey, July 19-22. Also earning props for his efforts was Marco Viedas. An outstanding taekwondo athlete new to track and field this year, he competed in his first two races ever, placing third and fourth. According to Kim, in Port Alberni at the Bob Dailey Meet, Marco dropped his 800m time to 2:07, “so we are excited to see where his determination and mental toughness will take him the rest of the season.” The team is missing outstanding track and field competitor, Chelsea Hoey this year, due to her recent knee surgery, “but Ballenas has a solid and hard-working team going into Islands.”

BSS NORTH ISLAND TRACK RESULTS • Gr. 9 Kabir Bellerose took first in the 300m Hurdles, second in the 200m and third in the 100m at 12.63. • Gr. 10 Anya Bradbury qualified with fourth place finishes in the 100m (14.62) and 200m (30.50) in Jr. Girls. • Gr. 11 standouts Caitlinn Jenkins and Taylor Chestnut both grabbed gold — Jenkins in the 1500m racewalk and Chestnut in the 400m at 67.99. • Gr. 12s: Marco Viedas was third in the 800m and fourth in the 400m; Jacob Klassen sixth in the 400m; Jackson Collette fourth in the 800m, and; John Bang was fifth in the 800m. • The Gr. 11s were also in the mix — Colson Schneider was sixth in the 800m and Daniel Stewart earned first in Shotput and 3rd in Discus at 24.87.

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rade 12 Kwalikum Secondary School (KSS) student Alli MacKay is well on her way to making her mark in the film industry. The talented KSS student recently won the best young director title out of 26 entries in the Vancouver Film Festival. Her Best Director award at the fourth Annual Reel 2 Real Film Festival Young Filmmakers Showcase in Vancouver was for her short video, Air Pressure, a four-minute coming-of-age story. It was one of 26 youth entries from across B.C. that was screened at the awards ceremony on April 19. McKay said it was fantastic to win the award and it was a great experience being at the ceremony. “I honestly didn’t expect to win it going in. I was really nervous … it was the first film festival I had entered a serious film in so I didn’t know what to expect,” she admitted. The film jury included Jonathan Tammuz, a director and film instructor who received an Academy Award nomination for his 1987 short, The Child-Eater, Stephanie Damgaard, the Associate Programmer of the Canadian Images Program at the Vancouver International Film Festival, and Jennifer Somerstein, an Argentinian filmmaker. MacKay’s short film featured fellow KSS student, Joshua Caldwell in the main role. She said the film is about coming into adulthood. “It’s about loss of innocence essentially … at that time in your life when you have to move on and face the realities of life.” She said she was inspired by listening to the song Walk About by Atlas Sound. “I got this image of a whole bunch of children all over the world with balloons and them

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coming together in a city square and letting the balloons go all at once. I knew I couldn’t do something on that scale but I adapted it into a short script.” MacKay started making films when she was in the fourth grade. Her short animations gained quite a following on You Tube but after dabbling in that film genre, MacKay realized it wasn’t animation she wanted to do. “It was more of the directing side that interested me … so I

She confessed made connecIt was the first film tions with some festival I had entered the industry she wants to pursue people and starta serious film in so I a career in doesn’t ed doing live acdidn’t know what to have many womtion.” expect. en behind the MacKay has ALLI MACKAY camera and she won awards would like to see through the CBC more women and has produced in cinema recognized for their hundreds of short films. MacKay could only think of work. “I don’t understand why it is a Penny Marshall and Sofia Coppola when asked how many male dominated industry. There female directors have made are not very many female directors … it is pretty rare. I would names for themselves.

like to change that,” she stated. She said her male role models include Academy award-winning filmmaker Michele Gondry. His 2004 film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind became one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year and garnered him an Oscar for best screenplay. She said his movie The Science of Sleep is also one of her favorites but she has other role models she looks up to in the industry. See MACKAY, page B3


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Dance crew puts best feet forward An award winning local hip hop dance crew will be providing some of the entertainment at the Mosaic Youth Talent Show at Knox United Church on Saturday, May 19. Foot Clan is made up of seven dancers who train at Vibrant Dance in Nanaimo. The group’s only female dancer is 16-year-old Kiana Smith of Nanoose Bay. Smith has performed in a few past Mosaic shows. The multi-talented Grade 10 student who attends Dover Bay Secondary School in Nanaimo has been dancing for 12 years. She enjoys hip hop and other dance disciplines and said anyone who thinks dance is an easy art should see her bruises. “It is a demanding sport and is quite brutal,” she admitted. Smith is still savouring the gold medal the dance troupe she performs with brought home earlier this month from a competition on the mainland. In April the seven members of Foot Clan attended the Surrey Festival of Dance, which is one of the largest

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Foot Clan who recently brought home a gold medal for their hip hop routine at the Surrey Festival of Dance will be performing their award winning routine May 19 at the Mosaic youth talent showcase in Parksville.

amateur dance competitions held in North America with over 10,000 dancers competing over five weeks. Foot Clan won their age division and were invited back for the No Borders Group Dance Challenge where the first place groups returned to compete against one another. After a grueling day of competition, Foot Clan advanced to the finals where the top 10 groups in all ages and genres of dance competed for the overall title of grand champion. Foot Clan did Vancouver Island proud

and brought home the gold medal. Not only did the group win $1,000, they also earned some bragging rights. Smith said they competed against some amazing dancers and the win took them by surprise. “We thought we did a really good job but didn’t think we would take it. When they called us our knees collapsed and we started screaming. We didn’t expect it at all … we were so humbled. It was an amazing experience.” Smith and her dance team are committed and train five days a week in various forms

of hip hop. You can see Foot Clan perform their award winning routine this weekend at the Mosaic Youth Talent Showcase. Smith will also dance a hip hop solo routine called First Date. “It has a little story to it. The dance is about having a crush on a boy and getting ready for the date. I will also do a musical theatre piece,” she said. Foot Clan will be guest performers at the So You Think You Can Dance Qualicum Beach finals (see related story on page B4) and they will be performing at the Vibrant Dance year end show June 16 at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo. The Rotary Club of Parksville is providing scholarships to the rising stars in the community who are performing in the Mosaic talent show on May 19 at Knox United Church in Parksville. Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are $15 for adults, $10 for students and kids 12 and under free. They can be purchased at Cranky Dog Music in Parksville and Mulberry Bush Book Stores or at the door.

MacKay off to Emily Carr’s fine arts program CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1

“I really like Wes Anderson’s films … The Royal Tenenbaums and Rushmore and I really respect Woody Allen and his recent movie Midnight in Paris. The next film I am making, has a similar tone to that. “I am writing the script right now but I am still look-

ing for actors.” MacKay’s casting call is for a male lead, age 16 to 22. “I need an older teenager to play a character who projects an image of being self confident and knowledgeable, but he is insecure and lonely. He would need to be socially awkward looking,

lanky and a nervous sort of guy. This one has quite a bit of dialogue. I am working on the story board now and it should be done soon.” Anyone interested in being in the film can leave their name and number at the KSS office. MacKay is looking for-

ward to following her film making passion. She has been accepted for fall admission into the Emily Carr University’s Film, Video and Integrated Media Bachelor of Fine Arts Program. You can check out her short film at www.youtube. com/watch?v=s56bpYjRs1c.

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A trio of artists, including Parksville’s Therese Johnston, have their work on display at The Old School House in Qualicum Beach.

direction as a painter is inspired by Goethe’s theory of colours and Rudolf Steiner’s artistic impulse. In his work he attempts to unify impressionism and expressionism. Parksville artist Therese Johnston holds a Bachelor of Education Degree (Arts Major); is an Associate of the Federation of Canadian Art-

ists (AFCA) and is a member of both the American Watercolour Society and the Northwest Watercolour Society. She has participated in numerous juried shows and has received many awards. A Signature Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Johnston has established

herself as a committed artist and after 40 years of painting she still has a passion for exploring all aspects of painting and experimenting with colour and design. She said her paintings have evolved over the years and she likes to lose herself in the colour, textures and the emotions each piece generates. Eunmi Conacher is a Nanaimo artist who works primarily with oils and acrylics. She attended Hong-Ik University in Seoul, South Korea, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in ceramics and art history. She came to Canada in 1996 and moved to Nanaimo in 2004, where she renewed her interest in art, inspired by the natural beauty of Vancouver Island. The current art exhibition at TOSH is on until June 2.

Youth dance competition in QB postponed BRENDA GOUGH

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The finale for So You Think You Can Dance Qualicum (SYTYCD) will not be taking place this weekend. A gala and finale was set for May 20 at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, but due to many contributing factors, the event has been delayed and a new date is still to be determined. SYTYCD co-ordinator Oura Giakoumakis said she hopes it will take place some time in June and it may be held at a different venue. When it does take place, the finale will include a gala dinner and a night of

dance performances that will include two group numbers, one hip hop, the other contemporary, professionally choreographed. As well there will be a group number done by the finalists. The Oceanside Hospice Society is the beneficiary of all funds raised from the event. The goal of SYTYCD Qualicum is to bridge the gap between young and old in the community and to help mark the 70th birthday of the Town of Qualicum Beach. Youth between Grades six to12 auditioned for the contest back in April and the finalists include four dancers from

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ECHO Players will be ending their season with a hilarious comedy that is sure to keep audiences laughing from beginning to end. Office Hours, written by Norm Foster, is being produced by Alistair McVey and will run from May 29 to June 15 at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. With a cast of actors possessing a wealth of experience and directed by Gerri Hemphill, the play will take a peek into the mores and morals of the modern office. McVey said Foster is one of Canada’s best-known humorists and he satirizes modern office life by giving us the best and the worst of people in different situations. The play was written so that five actors could be in every one of the six scenes but McVey admitted they had so many amazing people audition they decided to go with several actors for their production. “Several experienced actors turned out and we though we might as well use a bunch of them. Many of them are vet-

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eran actors who have been around ECHO Players for many years,” he stated. The funny play is filled with lots of laughs, hilarious predicaments and snappy dialogue. McVey said Foster’s humor has a Neil Simon-like quality. “Norm is able to make it humorous but at the same time he has a bit of an edge to his work. There is something dark behind the humour.” The entertaining play offers a critique on the modern

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Seasons by the Sea quilt festival in Parksville all weekend AUREN RUVINSKY writer@pqbnews.com

More than 300 hand-crafted, local quilts will be on display at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre this long weekend. The Seasons by the Sea Quilt Festival runs every three years and brings together the best works of the Parksville Quilt House Quilters Guild and their friends. The works include dozens of “comfort quilts,” made for hospitals, hospice, care homes and others, “quilts of valor” made for returning injured soldiers and junior fibre arts quilts, explained spokesperson Eva Hansen. As the oldest and still one of the most respected quilting guilds on the Island, members come from all over to work to-

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The first place raffle prize is a hand appliqued queen size quilt created by Edyta Sitar from a “Hop to it” design.

gether and donate over 100 quilts a year to the various worthy projects and organizations. The guild, which has members of all ages, grew out of the quilting classes of Flo Conconi at the Parksville Quilt House

in 1979 and now host the festival every three years to celebrate the amazing local collections and their ongoing community work. Hansen said modern quilting guilds are an extension of the quilting bees that were crucial social gatherings in rural Canada 100 years ago. This weekend’s festival kicks off today (May 18) with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. and runs through to Sunday. It includes quilting demonstrations, a guild boutique, hourly door prizes and three beautiful handmade quilts up for raffle. Organizers suspect the 5,000 tickets could sell out, so get yours early. Aside from the show, tickets are available from guild members and local quilt shops. Along with the festival there are 41

antique quilts on display the at the Craig Heritage Park and Museum dating back to the 1850s, running through the end of May. There are also quilt walks with 67 contemporary quilts on display in Parksville and Qualicum Beach businesses running until June 9. The businesses have a “Q” on the door and each has a list of participating businesses. For more on the guild check www.parksvillequilthousequilters. com. For more on the show check www. seasonsbythesea.com or call Eva at 250738-0208. The guild meets on the third Monday of each month at 1 and 7 p.m. at the Bradley Centre in Coombs from September until June. New members are always welcome.

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Foster neatly ties all the threads together with novels, date-books and horse-races and the secrets, seductions and surprises are presented with his trade-mark sharply funny and witty dialogue. McVey said the play was written in the ‘90s and in today’s world of corporate cutbacks it has content that many people can relate to in their own jobs. Office Hours opens on May 29 and runs for three weeks on the stage of of the Village Theatre. Tickets are available at the Village Theatre box office in Qualicum Beach. Call 250-7523522 for more information or check www.echoplayers.ca.

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Friday, May 18, 2012 The Parksville Qualicum Beach News

CUT BROOM THIS WEEKEND Cut Broom in Bloom – to Ground Level Take Part in the Big Parksville Interchange Challenge Parksville interchanges have been taken over by Scotch broom. Let’s change that! 3 days of community cuts. Can you put in 2 hours of community weeding? It’s fun! We need you. Community Cuts May 18-20. Now is the time to Cut Broom. Fri.: 11 - 2:00 Second Parksville Exit #51 Sun: 11-2:00. Check website or email Sat.: 10 - 2:00 First Parksville Exit #46 for Sunday location. Tools provided.

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A Royal Farewell to the Royal Package

As a thank you to all of our loyal guests we are extending the Royal Package throughout the summer period.

This package includes: • One night accommodation in a studio room • Breakfast & dinner for two at Samuel’s by the Park restaurant • Two attraction passes to Craigdarroch Castle, Royal BC Museum OR IMAX Theatre • Complimentary parking at the hotel

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HEALTH

Local doctors take a walk

QUALICUM BEACH — Five Oceanside physicians have taken the time in recent days to invite their patients to join them for a walking event as part of a British Columbia Medical Association provincial initiative that coincides with the World Health Organization’s Move for Health Day. While many people know the benefits of exercise and especially walking, participants in the Oceanside Walk with the Doc initiatives, hosted by doctors Satish Desai, Rita Blom and Mark Morris in Parksville and Hugh Fletcher, Gio Miletto and Johann Wagenaar in Qualicum Beach, brought smiles from both patients and staff participants. Each picked up a pedometer for their registration and spent their walk sharing conversations with fellow walkers who ranged in age from their early 20s to late 80s, with a few

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children and toddlers in the mix. Suzanne Beyrodt-Blyt, medical office assistant with Dr. Wagenaar’s office, laughingly told a walking group that she’d hold up the rear in case a walker had any problems, adding she was CPR certified. The group covered about seven kilometers and decided they will walk with Dr. Wagenaar one Wednesday at lunch time each

month. Many participants stated they’d like to be invited to walk with their doctor more often than annually, and said they’d be looking for advertising for the opportunity again next spring. Patient and physician relations were boosted, and healthy lifestyles were supported. — Submitted by the Oceanside Division of Family Practice

BC Book Prize winners announced

VANCOUVER — The West Coast Book Prize Society is pleased to announce the names of the winners of the 28th annual BC Book Prizes: • ETHEL WILSON FICTION PRIZE Supported by Friesens and Webcom Esi Edugyan, Half-Blood Blues (Thomas Allen Publishers) • RODERICK HAIG-BROWN REGIONAL PRIZE Supported by Transcontinental Printing Chuck Davis, The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver (Harbour Publishing) • HUBERT EVANS NON-FICTION PRIZE Supported by AbeBooks Charlotte Gill, Eating Dirt (Greystone Books in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation) • DOROTHY LIVESAY POETRY PRIZE Supported by the BC Teachers’ Federation John Pass, crawlspace (Harbour Publishing) • CHRISTIE HARRIS ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN’S LITERATURE PRIZE Supported by Ampersand Inc.

Sara O’Leary (author) and Julie Morstad (illustrations), When I Was Small (Simply Read Books) • SHEILA A. EGOFF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE PRIZE Supported by the BC Library Association Moira Young, Blood Red Road (Doubleday Canada) • BILL DUTHIE BOOKSELLERS’ CHOICE AWARD Supported by the BC Booksellers’ Association Chuck Davis and Harbour Publishing, The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver • LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR’S AWARD FOR LITERARY EXCELLENCE Brian Brett. The BC Book Prizes were established in 1985 to celebrate the achievements of British Columbia writers and publishers. For more, call 604-687-2405 or visit www.bc— Submitted bookprizes.ca.

Oceanside Recital Series

McMillan Arts Centre Gallery 133 McMillan St., Parksville Tickets available at the door, $20

For advertising opportunities in the SERVICE DIRECTORY contact Pauline or Sandi 250-248-4341

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Dr. Hugh Fletcher (centre front, dark jacket, strip down dark jogging pants) heads off with his Qualicum Beach participants.

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