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Agriculture was an important economic contributor to the region for the last 200 years, but farmers are facing challenges seriously affecting food production. Pressure to develop property in the Agricultural Land Reserve, labour shortages, rising transportation costs, climate change and more are issues area food producers are tackling to continue growing and producing. Concerns about food sustainability and security were brought to the attention of Regional District of Nanaimo directors and in 2010, the RDN board directed staff to go after funding to help develop an official Agricultural Area Plan. In 2011 the planning and consultation process began and now the draft is available for public comment through an online survey – www.growingourfuture.ca – until June 11. “It was definitely grassroots driven – it was community driven,” said Lainya Rowett, RDN senior planner, about the decision to create the plan. “We are confident the majority of the issues have been identified, in terms of the issues and barriers and constraints to agriculture.” The RDN and members of the agricultural advisory commit-

A UN representative has sparked debate in Canada for a national food strategy. And many of the topics Olivier De Schutter, the UN’s special rapporteur for food, touched on during his 11-day visit to Canada, which included time spent in inner cities and on First Nation reserves, can be applied to Nanaimo, says a local food expert. De Schutter criticized the Canadian government for not having a national food strategy while more than 900,000 households – about 2.5 million citizens – are “in a desperate situation” when it comes to obtaining adequate daily nourishment. De Schutter, who has an extensive background in governance and human rights, said financial inequality is getting worse, with the top 10 per cent now 10 times more affluent than the bottom 10 per cent, and that minimum wage and social assistance levels are far too low for people to properly nourish themselves. Marjorie Stewart, board chairwoman of the Foodshare Society and president of the multi-stakeholder Heritage Foodservice Co-op, said a person doesn’t have to look far to see how families are struggling to provide both food and shelter. ◆ See ‘CHANGE’ /7

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The Cargill family of Blake, left, Jordan, 2, and Sally, take in the sunny sights at Maffeo Sutton Park including a view of the HMCS Nanaimo, HMCS Edmonton and HMCS Saskatoon docked at the visiting vessel pier Saturday as part of Empire Days festivities. The trio celebrated Jordan’s birthday in the park.

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Two Nanaimo brothers who were charged with manslaughter following a 2006 bar fight will stand trial a second time following a decision last week by Canada’s highest court. Timothy and Matthew Maybin, as well as Buddha Gains, who worked as a bouncer in the nowclosed Grizzly Bar, were found not guilty in 2008 of manslaughter in the death of Michael Brophy, 20. The Crown appealed the acquittals and in 2010, a 2-1 B.C. Court of Appeal decision ordered a new trial for the Maybin brothers, but upheld the decision to acquit Gains.

The brothers appealed that decision to the Supreme Court of Canada. The appeal was dismissed Friday. Brophy died Oct. 21, 2006 from internal bleeding in the brain following a fight that broke out in the nightclub just hours before. Before the fight, Brophy was standing near a pool table. The Maybin brothers allegedly confronted Brophy over moving pool balls on the table and then Timothy, with Matthew assisting, punched Brophy in the head. Brophy fell face down on the pool table and Gains, observing the commotion, made his way over to the area and punched Brophy once in the head while he was lying on the table. The trial judge acquitted all three men because while he was satisfied that all three accused participated in an assault against Brophy, and that both Timothy and Gains caused bodily harm to

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A Nanaimo taxi driver was assaulted twice in as many weeks. The AC Taxi driver was dropping a fare off on Wallace Street at about 11 p.m. Saturday. When the passenger refused pay, the driver threatened to call police and was beaten by the passenger so severely he had to be treated at hospital. Other taxi drivers who witnessed the incident helped Mounties locate the suspect in the Cambie Pub, where he was arrested. Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, said police recommended a charge of assault against the suspect who was released that night on a promise to appear in Nanaimo provincial court at a later date. But before the police can forward the case to the Crown, the driver will have to give them a statement, which O’Brien said he was unable to do the night of the attack because of his physical and emotional state. “At some point, we’ll still need a statement from the taxi driver when he’s ready physically and emotionally to give a statement,” O’Brien said Wednesday. The same driver was beaten in a similar incident two weeks earlier after driving another client, who also refused to pay, to the Cambie. O’Brien said violence and threats of violence are common from clients who are intoxicated and will suddenly refuse to pay fares after being driven to their destinations. Garry Smith, president of AC Taxi, said he has been in the taxi business 35 years and does not think it is more dangerous than when he started. “I really don’t think it has changed a lot in all these years,” Smith said. “Some of the drugs cause grief out there.”

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A special Bike to Work Week promotional event will point out ways Nanaimo can become a more cyclingfriendly city. Andreas Røhl, Copenhagen’s bicycle program manager, will discuss ways to make Nanaimo more cycling friendly at Copenhagenize Nanaimo, a presentation at Nanaimo Museum today (May 24). Røhl is working in Vancouver temporarily with Urban Systems Ltd., helping develop a transportation master plan for the city and helping on transportation projects for other cities in western Canada. Røhl focused on policies and strategies to improve cycling conditions in Copenehagen,

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which included simple ideas like footrests at stoplights so cyclists don’t have to completely disengage their feet from their pedals. Amir Freund, transportation planner for Nanaimo, said 30 per cent of Copenhagen’s commuters now pedal to work and another 35 per cent use public transit. In Nanaimo, less than two per cent of commuters cycle and about three per cent take the bus. “We’re just showing how Copenhagen has done something that is amazing and if we would follow some of those steps and we realize what the potential is, then we may reach that sometime,” Freund said. Freund said many of the barriers to cycling lie in how people view commuting modes.

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“For example, here we tend to think of someone who cycles as a ‘cyclist’,” he said. “Somebody who drives, is he a ‘car-ist’? It’s just people commuting to work with a different mode. They don’t have to be a ‘cyclist’ wearing those tight pants. So, it’s a question of general perception and promotion of the cycling option.” But a city also has to provide the facilities for cycling,

Freund said, which Røhl will also discuss. An additional guest speaker is Brian Patterson, of Urban Systems, who specializes in pedestrian planning, bicycle planning and design, traffic calming and travel-demand management. Patterson will discuss cycling and pedestrian commuting systems already being used in other cities on the Island and Lower Mainland. The presentation happens at 5-7 p.m. at the Nanaimo Museum, 100 Museum Way. For more infor mation about Bike to Work Week events, please visit the Bike to Work Nanaimo website at www.biketowork.ca/ nanaimo. Bike to Work Week is May 28 to June 3. photos@nanaimobulletin.com

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Residents plant trees in park Residents pitched in to beautify Pawson Park with a fruit tree planting project this week. The tree planting on Wednesday was part of the second stage of the Franklyn Street park’s revitalization plan. Phase 1 was completed in 2011 and included new playground equipment, a washroom facility upgrade with additional storage for summer programs, and a trail. It also included a community art project with painted garden panels, painted recycled bowling balls and a mural. Pawson Park has been a city green space since 1938 and was named in honour of John Pawson, who was mayor of Nanaimo in 1880.

Province needs immigrant skill B.C.’s Immigration Task Force released its final report Tuesday, confirming that B.C. will need more skilled immigrants to fill labour and skills shortages. The task force was appointed on Dec. 8 to review key government programs to increase the number of skilled immigrants and investors in B.C. The report was compiled after the ITF conducted eight regional consultations involving a broad range of stakeholders and industry experts. The task force also reviewed and included comments and suggestions submitted through the ITF website. The report, presented to Premier Christy Clark for government review March 31, contains 10 key recommendations for provincial and federal governments.

◆ From /1 The plan outlines seven main goals: protecting and enhancing the agricultural land base, strengthening the local agriculture and aquaculture economy, improving training, skills and labour opportunities, improving opportunities for on-farm water resource management, addressing environmental sustainability, wildlife and climate challenges, promoting agriculture and aquaculture through education and celebration and supporting agriculture and aquaculture in land use regulations and policies. These goals are broken down into smaller actions and given priority levels. Jamie Wallace, a spokesman for the Friends of Urban Agriculture Lantzville, said RDN put considerable energy into the plan, with goals and actions that are consistently supportive of ALR lands and activities in the region. “There is a great deal of focus on improving our current food system and security,� he said. “The words in the report are very hopeful, but whether actions will proceed from them remains to be seen.�

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The Regional District of Nanaimo’s draft agricultural plan outlines seven main goals, broken down into smaller actions and given priority levels, to support and enhance agriculture within the mid-Island.

The group also wants the RDN to recognize the role urban agriculture plays outside the ALR. “Studies indicate that already close to 20 per cent of the world’s food comes from urban or periurban agriculture, not from the

mainstream systems,� said Wallace. “FUAL has some concerns that a growing cultural conflict over use of land is approaching and agriculture is going to be at the centre of this.� Wallace said the UN Special Rap-

porteur on the Right to Food identified agro-ecology as considered a better system than the current industrial model, but the concept isn’t reflected in the RDN report. The draft plan identifies that action would require considerable manpower and financial resources that go beyond the RDN’s capabilities. A suggested solution to share responsibility is to create an Agricultural Area Plan Implementation Steering Committee, consisting of representatives from regional organizations. If formed, the steering committee would work on the recommendations and determine how to engage volunteers and others to carry out priorities. Rowett said there’s no timeline for the agricultural plan’s adoption. For a copy of the plan or to complete the survey, please go to www. growingourfuture.ca. reporter3@nanaimobulletin.com

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Change recommended to address food shortages, poverty ◆ From /1 “The thing De Schutter did is he put his finger right on the problem many people in Nanaimo are facing,� said Stewart. “People on social assistance, which is not a huge amount of money, are finding that by the time they have paid for housing they don’t have enough money for food. It’s as simple to that.� Along with a national food strategy, De Schutter recommends increasing taxes, especially for the wealthy, to help provide nourishing food for those who can’t afford it. He also suggests taking massive industrial farms and breaking them down to smaller farms to make them more efficient, while reconnecting communities with their food sources. Nanaimo-Cowichan NDP MP Jean Crowder said in her constituency, there is firm evidence that more and more people can’t afford access to healthy or enough food. “The indicators are that some people are in trouble,� said Crowder, who sat in on De Schutter’s press conference in Ottawa on May 16. “Food bank usage is up, B.C. has the

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highest child poverty rates in the country. You know, food banks and soup kitchens are a symptom, not a solution, to the problem. When food banks were introduced, they were only supposed to be temporary.� The first food bank in Canada opened in 1981 in Edmonton. There are currently more than 700 food banks and 3,000 food programs across Canada. Crowder added she has spent time at local food banks and watched the demand for them increase. She has also seen the extreme poverty on First Nations reserves.

“There are lots of reports about the widening gap, the bottom 20 per cent are falling further and further behind and we’re not being proactive about it. Instead, the government is attacking De Schutter for his report rather than looking at the merits of it.� The system of providing and obtaining food, said Stewart, is broken. By driving food prices down by any means possible, Canadian farmers are unable to make a profit, which has resulted in farmers under the age of 35 dropping from 77,000 to less than 25,000 over the past few years. By reducing farm sizes and cutting back on agricultural exports, Canadians can once again produce healthy food that is attainable. “It think De Schutter is the voice of the future,� said Stewart. “He understands that the future lies in agro-ecology, not in the massive industrial systems that are failing us today. There are different ways of defining efficiencies and economists’ definitions can sometimes be way out in la-la land.

“To you and me efficiency means producing more food for people to eat. To an economist it means low prices however you can get them, and that may not be very practical. The people growing the best food, the food we want, are rapidly going out of business.� Canada is one of the few developed countries without a national food strategy or a poverty strategy. Crowder, who supports a national food strategy, said it is time the government showed leadership and initiated meetings with provinces, municipalities and First Nations to begin a discussion on ensuring Canadians have access to enough healthy and nutritious food. “There’s not a one-size-fits-all solution so we need to look at several models,� said Crowder, noting that the NDP initiated the ban on trans fats and is working to reduce sodium content in food. “We need to assist people with education and create prevention strategies. We need to promote more exercise and provide better nutritional education.� reporter2@nanaimobulletin.com

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Canada hungry for a strategy Canada was criticized last week by a United Nations representative for not having a national food strategy. The criticism was brushed aside by the federal government, but it’s hard to ignore that almost 2.5 million Canadians aren’t getting the nutrition they need. That’s an unacceptable number. And a national strategy would go a long way in not only providing funding to ensure healthy food is obtainable for all, but to reconnect people and communities with their food sources. An important part of this strategy would be education, including better food labelling so families can make healthier choices, and improved information on where our food comes from. Part of this reconnection should include breaking down massive industrial farms to sizes more accessible for the average person – let’s face it, we have no idea where much of the food we eat today comes from or how it is produced. Other parts of a strategy could include a national template for communities to follow on what is acceptable in urban areas for growing – one has to look no further than the bitter urban agriculture dispute in Lantzville over the past two years to understand why that would be effective – and improved protection for designated agricultural land reserves. To address food security, one also has to consider poverty. Canada doesn’t have a national strategy for that, either. So it’s no surprise that since 1981, when the first food bank in Canada opened in Edmonton, more than 700 have opened. And while food banks perform an admirable service, they are a symptom of, not a solution to, the growing problem. Access to proper nutrition would not only help ease the nation’s hunger pangs, it would enable children to focus better in school and reduce health costs. To dismiss the importance of a national food strategy is irresponsible. The Nanaimo News Bulletin is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org

B.C. premier bitten by pest problem Premier Christy Clark has a new ward shift in response to the B.C. political problem buzzing around Conservative threat. her office. Bennett concluded after 10 A year ago, the newly appointed months of hearings that the pubpremier was looking to change the lic aversion to common lawn and channel for an unpopular governgarden herbicides is based on ment grappling with the fallout of “chemophobia” that flourishes due the harmonized sales tax. Newly to scientific illiteracy. That stateappointed NDP leader Adrian Dix ment is both politically dangerous was touting an idea that is all the and absolutely correct. rage with urban folks, I first covered this a ban on “cosmetic issue in the Okanagan B.C. pesticides.” All the 25 years ago, when enviVIEWS better B.C. communironmentalists fought ties already have one, the use of Roundup by Tom Fletcher starting with Clark’s the forests ministry to Black Press old stomping ground of knock down brush and Port Moody in 2003. promote new trees. So she figured she’d The evidence boils better run to the front down to this: these of this parade, swipe a complex organic compopular policy from the pounds break down in a opposition and do someshort period to simpler, thing to redefine the common components B.C. Liberal Party after that pose no threat. the tax-cutting, regulation-repealThus, with buffer zones around ing decade of Gordon Campbell. watercourses and temporary entry But first an all-party committee restrictions, they are safe. would hold hearings around the Unfortunately, most people know province, chaired by Kootenay East little or nothing about chemistry MLA Bill Bennett. and refuse to believe this. It’s part Bennett presented the commitof the scientific nonsense trend tee’s report last week, and one that has grown in B.C. for decades. could see what was coming. We have parents turning their Bennett is the rifle-toting outbacks on routine immunization doorsman who recently called on because of superstitions about his government to abandon the vaccines. We have people panicked carbon tax, saying it’s silly to keep about imaginary health effects of pretending B.C. can change the smart meters, egged on by shoddy, world’s climate. He was recently sensationalist media reporting. appointed by Clark to co-chair The parallels between local govthe B.C. Liberal Party policy comernment responses to smart meter mittee for next year’s election, a hysteria and this scientifically strong signal of the party’s rightignorant push against “pesticides”

is telling. As Bennett put it, when someone becomes convinced her child is at risk, “that mum is pretty darn compelling when she goes to council.” Few have the courage to stand up to that. The committee sought advice from Health Canada, whose scientists approve conditions of use for chemicals. Health Canada representative Lindsay Hansen said B.C. was the first province to ask for its advice, despite the fact that most provinces have imposed bans. These bans are political, not public safety measures, University of Guelph toxicologist Keith Solomon told MLAs. The committee also learned that “cosmetic” use accounts for only five per cent of pesticide use. Most of it is in agriculture, forestry and commercial pest control, with no ban proposed. MLAs in farming areas signalled their concern over the effect of this urban gesture politics. Backyard fruit trees go unsprayed and pests spread to orchards and fields. We have large areas of agricultural land reserve, but 85 per cent of the people who live in those areas don’t farm. The NDP is content to fan public fear and ignore evidence, as with smart meters and oil pipelines. The premier has a choice here. She can do the popular thing, or the right thing. ◆ Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca


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City making itself known as undesirable place to work To the Editor, Re: NEDC pays $75,000 to Cudahy in settlement deal, May 19. Nanaimo has a great number of people who are a credit to the community. Unfortunately, it also has its share of mental midgets. The powers that be decided to hire someone to help put Nanaimo on the world stage. Presumably, y for the money it cost, they got the best that was available in Susan Cudahy. If the talent they wanted had been available locally, it wouldn’t have been necessary for Cudahy to move here from Ontario. The fact that she is as capable as she is, is due in part to the fact that she had access to knowledge and talent that are not found in B.C. So the Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation hired her to put Nanaimo on the world stage as a place for tourists and investment. Most regrettably, when she tried to do the job she was hired to do, the mental midgets struck and she was publicly assaulted, along with her daughter. But it didn’t stop there. Another mental midget on the NEDC board had the audacity to take her keys and throw her off the property. Instead of people complaining about the cost of her departure, they should be grateful she didn’t sue the city. The recruiting company has said that it will try to find someone else, but I doubt that anyone in their right mind would want it. Who would want to work for such a city? The only stage Nanaimo should be on is the first one in orbit. P. D. Good Nanaimo

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Water rights require protection To the Editor, Re: Action needed on water, Letters, May 22. Based on the fact that only one per cent of Canada’s fresh water is renewable and our water use and consumption is currently unsustainable, this decision deeply concerns me. Our water is becoming increasing polluted and depleted by unsustainable industrial, agricultural and municipal activities. The bottled water industry should not be supported nor condoned in our community. During the production and transportation of bottled water, climate-change causing greenhouse gasses are emitted and watersheds are destroyed. Bottled water also leads to water shortages, and cannot be supported by our landfills. Besides, bottled water is not necessarily more pure or safe. Water is a human right. The recognition of water as a human right will grant those in our community lacking access to clean drinking water a legal tool to exercise this right. It will also provide legal recourse from the destruction of source water by industrial activities. Municipalities are responsible for water quality, supply, treatment and conservation.

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The adoption of a water commons framework to address these problems at the community level is crucial in the battle to preserve water and ensure fair access to all. Adopting the Blue Community initiative entails three fundamental actions on behalf of the city council: recognizing water as a human right, promoting publicly financed, owned and operated water and wastewater services, and banning the sale of bottled water in public facilities and at municipal events.

I, a youth resident, am urging my municipal government to act upon this pressing need to protect, preserve and sustain fresh water. Carly Breault Nanaimo

Providing safe water worth the minimal cost To the Editor, Re: ‘Blue Community’ plans sunk, May 22. It’s astonishing to hear councillors say they voted on a motion without realizing they were voting on a motion. I’m surprised to find out that members of Nanaimo city council now need to seek a report from staff on the implications of passing a motion that “recognizes and affirms that access to clean water is a fundamental human right.” This UN declaration passed on July 29, 2010 with 122 votes in favour, no opposing votes and 41 abstentions, unfortunately, including Canada. It’s a motherhood issue. The City of Nanaimo already provides safe and clean drinking water. We pay a user fee for water, but it is not based on a profit motive and this resolution will not stop the city from continuing to

charge a reasonable fee to help cover the cost of infrastructure. Capitalists who want to profit by selling bottled tap water to people who think that it’s better will still be able to do so. The city has passed other resolutions that reaffirm UN declarations. This year, the City of Nanaimo proclaimed March 21 as Nanaimo’s Day in Recognition of the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Did city council seek a staff report on the implications of this declaration before it was passed? I hope we do not see that motion rescinded by council because I would hate to think that someone suffering and dying from dysentery, cholera or other water borne diseases would have to face the added insult of racial discrimination. In the meantime we can continue to ignore the fact that they got these diseases based on their economic situation, social status or place of birth. For a tiny fraction of the world’s military budget we could provide safe drinking water for every person on the planet. Paul Manly l Mid Island Chapter, Council of Canadians Nanaimo

Once flourishing Island coal mine industry should be redeveloped To the Editor, Re: Morden Mine restoration plan pitched to province, May 1. Nanaimo waxes sentimental about the death of our coal industry and preserving the pit head gear at Morden. Bellingham takes the opposite tack and is opening a coal port to export nine ‘unit train’ loads of coal per day. Would that Victoria could speed up approval of the reopening of the Vancouver Island coal fields. We need the wealth that industry produces if Nanaimo is to remain a growing and vibrant community. There is a mine project northwest of Buckley Bay that is financed by Japanese and Korean money that has been held back for years, yet there is an operating mine at Quinsam and the mines at Cumberland

left no obvious permanent damage to the land or sea. There are vast coal reserves under Gabriola loaded with coalbed methane. Why these are not developed is beyond me. Alastair James Berry Nanaimo

Unreliable depictions of planet from Google To the Editor, Re: Raw log exportation epitomizes B.C. irony, Letters, May 22. I don’t disagree at all with the writer’s views but do wish to point out one thing. Using Google Earth as a reference would give one a very mistaken view of the devastation to our forests. Google Earth uses a montage of image sources to tile the

Earth’s surface and many of them are far from real time. My own home appears as under construction. It was built in 1980. Fred Bennett Nanaimo

Short-sighted decision to slash DFO positions To the Editor, I’d like to encourage News Bulletin readers to write their MPs to protest the Department of Fisheries and Oceans decision to slash its programs that monitor marine pollution. The decision to axe 75 jobs in the national contaminants program, including nine scientists and staff at the Institute for Ocean Sciences in Saanich, will leave just five junior biologists to monitor the

impacts of pollution on Canada’s 243,000 kilometres of coastline – the longest in the world. I find it difficult to believe the decision is motivated purely by budget constraints. Instead it seems our federal government is adopting a ‘see no evil, hear no evil’ approach to environmental issues in the mistaken belief that proper environmental monitoring and regulation will stall the engine of economic growth. Whatever your political background, please contact your Member of Parliament to say this a bad, short-sighted decision which is not in the best interest of Canadians, our national economy, and the rich natural heritage of our marine ecosystems. Norm Wagenaar Cedar-by-the-Sea

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A 70-year-old Nanaimo woman visiting Hornby Island died Saturday when she fell off a cliff in Helliwell Provincial Park, located on the southeast tip of the island. On Tuesday, the B.C. Coroner’s Service confirmed the woman’s identity as Donna Anne Whittome. Witnesses said Whittome was walking along the edge of the cliff around 3 p.m. when she appeared to have bent over to have a closer look at something on the ground or possibly tie a shoe, and fell over the edge, said Doug Chinnery, deputy chief of the Hornby Island Fire Department. “We arrived on scene

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and found our patient at the bottom of the cliff motionless. There were two civilian rescuers who had some first aid training who were making their way to the patient at the time,” he explained. Chinnery added the fire department set up its rigging system and a few members were lowered to help out. The coast guard from French Creek also arrived and the three teams worked on the patient, but were unable to restore a pulse. Tony Law, of the Islands Trust, told media the accident is upsetting for all residents. He added the coroner is investigating the incident. “We will see what can be done to increase the safety without compromising what everyone comes there to enjoy. I expect a reasonable solution to come out of this to increase the safety of people visiting the park,” Law said. editor@nanaimobulletin.com

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Sifting sands Tim and Monica Han, both 11, play in the sand as a Bobcat from Graf Excavating cleans up at Departure Bay Beach Friday. Beaches around Nanaimo underwent their annual cleaning last week when work crews cleared away a winter’s worth of wood and other debris.

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Nanaimo Mounties are calling on kids in kindergarten to Grade 7 to help name the detachment’s new Zodiac Hurricane patrol boat. The vessel, launched Friday, will be used for marine enforcement and education purposes through the summer months. All K-7 kids in the Nanaimo school district are asked to submit their suggested names for the craft and a panel of judges will choose the winning name

and announce the winner June 29. The winner will be named honorary captain for a day, receive a prize – to be announced later – and get a ride on the Zodiac. “We see this an excellent way to engage our youth and bring awareness to a proactive strategy initiated by our detachment,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman. School liaison officers will dis-

tribute ballot boxes to elementary schools and a ballot box will also be in the main foyer of the Nanaimo RCMP Detachment at 303 Prideaux St. Names can also be submitted by calling the Nanaimo RCMP Community Policing Section at 250-755-3257 or going to the Nanaimo School Liaison Officer Facebook account available at www.facebook.com/ N a n a i m o RC M P G RC Yo u t h Team. CHRIS BUSH/THE NEWS BULLETIN

Reserve Const. Kirby Anderson looks over Nanaimo RCMP’s latest addition to its marine fleet. Mounties are holding a contest to name the Zodiac Hurricane, which was launched at Brechin Boat Ramp Friday.

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Bruce Perry, left, and his wife Wendy, who travelled from Victoria, talk to Bob Rae, interim leader of the federal Liberal Party, during an informal chat Saturday at Mon Petit Choux. Rae stopped in Nanaimo as part of his B.C. tour and spoke with Island residents and members of the Nanaimo-Alberni Liberal riding association. RACHEL STERN/THE NEWS BULLETIN

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In Canada, one in three families cannot afford to enrol their children in organized sport or recreation activities because of financial barriers. Kids who are able to participate in organized sport and recreation, outside of school hours, gain many short- and long-term benefits, including increased self-esteem, greater self-confidence, leadership skillst and better grades. Despite the financial hardships many Canadian parents are facing, there is a way to get kids into the game, no matter what barrier. By covering the cost of registration, equipment and/or transportation, Canadian Tire Jumpstart has helped 417,835 children get in the game. Carol Diedrichsen, general manager at Nanaimo’s Dickinson Crossing Canadian Tire, said the Jumpstart Red Ball campaign is important because money raised in Nanaimo stays in Nanaimo. Close to 800 children in Nanaimo were helped through the Jumpstart program last year, getting a chance to play baseball, football, hockey, soccer and more. “It’s really the representatives of these sports that do all the hard work,” said Diedrichsen. “These people give the kids the opportunity to get into sports. We just supply the money.” Donations of Canadian Tire dollars by customers placed the Nanaimo store in the top 20 for Jumpstart donation box fundraising. Help kids in your community by visiting Canadian Tire, Mark’s and Canadian Tire gas stations and Pita Pit locations throughout May and on Jumpstart Day Saturday (May 26), to donate $2 in exchange for a red ball. Please go to www.canadiantire.ca/jumpstart to learn more.

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hris Greenwood was cruising through life, working as a network engineer and skateboarding on weekends. Then life took a one-eighty. A skateboarding injury led to a re-evaluation of his life and the decision to pursue music, leaving his computer career behind. “I don’t normally dabble in anything,” Greenwood said. Since that decision, Greenwood went on to record five albums, earn two Juno Award nominations and have his music featured in television shows like CSI:Miami and One Tree Hill – under the name Manafest. His latest album, Fighter, is a much more personal account of his life, which included the suicide of his father when Greenwood was just a child, and the lifelong insecurity he felt because of it. He was travelling alone through New Zealand when the emotions started coming to the surface. Although Fighter is personal, Greenwood’s ideas and experiences colour all his music. “It’s always there,” Greenwood said. “I always want to get it out there.” What also comes through his music is his Christian faith. Although he doesn’t consider himself a Christian music artist, he is proud of his faith. “I don’t mind sharing that,” Greenwood said. “I like to keep my music pretty neutral.” To help repay his success, one

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Tim Williams’s roots in the music scene date back more than 40 years to his native California. The singer/songwriter earned Maple Blues and Juno award nominations for his blend of blues, folk and jazz. He performs at Diners Rendezvous Sunday (May 27) at 8 p.m. Tickets $20/advance; $25/door. Please call 250-740-1133. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

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Highland dancers picked for nationals Four students from Nanaimo-based highland dance schools are on their way to the Canadian championships. The highland dancers won their competition spots at the B.C. Closed Highland Dancing Championships in Port Moody, B.C., earlier this month. The top three dancers in each class represent B.C. at the Canadian Highland Dance Championships in July. Cameron Kearns, from Brigadoon Dance Academy, won three gold medals in the 10-11-year-old class, earning top spot in the category. Twyla Marsman, who trains with

Ann Reid Dancers, earned the first runnerup spot and a place at the national championships. Jillian Peacock won two gold and two silver medals in 16-17-year-old class, while Samantha Beach won one gold, silver and bronze medal in the 18 and over class. Both dancers train at Brigadoon and will perform with fellow dancers at the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s year-end performance at the Port Theatre, Pride of Scotland, on June 10. For more information, please call 250-756-3661 or e-mail brigadoondance academy@shaw.ca.

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Hip-hop crew takes first A hip-hop dance crew earned top honours in a competition that features more than 10,000 dancers. Footclan, made up of Tai Son, Cody Ridley, Gabe Richard, Francis Richard, Austin Gregg, Justin Schwan and Kiana Smith, competed in the Surrey Festival of Dance. In one of the largest amateur dance competitions in North America, the dancers compete over five weeks. Footclan won their age division and returned for the group dance

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day (May 27) at 2 p.m. Hagen, from Whitehorse, is a former editor at the literary magazine Prism whose poems were shortlisted for a CBC literary award. In her latest collection, Kerosene, she weaves individual memories into a narrative that charts the process of orientation and growing maturity within shifting

geographical locations. Patterned on the author’s own experience, the collection follows the story of a young woman’s life, encompassing the beauty and harshness of a childhood spent in the wilderness of northern B.C., the difficult process of adapting to city life, a period of extensive travel in South America and her eventual return to

the north. Tacon is also a former editor at Prism and finalist for the CBC literary awards. Her first novel, In the Field, follows the story of teacher Ellie Lucan, who, when she loses her teaching job, packs up her two sons to spend the summer in her hometown with her mother. She finds her mother

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The Nanaimo Timbermen got lacrosse season off to a blazing start. T h e C o a s t a l Wi n d o w s Timbermen senior A lacrosse team opened its Wester n Lacrosse Association campaign with a 17-7 win over the Langley Thunder on Sunday night at Frank Crane Arena. Playing in front of 1,112 fans, the Timbermen set a new franchise record for goals in a home game, and more importantly, started the season with a victory. “We have a new attitude this year,” said Doug Langlois, transition player. “We’re coming in expecting to win games.” The T-men were good in all facets, showing balanced offence, workmanlike defence, standout goaltending and toughness. “The energy level on our team was just awesome,” said Matt King, Timbermen goalie. “A lot of the new guys that we brought in weren’t intimidated and just worked their butts off.” The T-men leaped to a 5-1 lead after the first period and although the Thunder had the edge in play in the second period, King was diving all over the place making saves. He made 22 stops in the frame to preserve the four-goal margin and send his team into the third period up 9-5. Langley scored the first two goals of the third to make things interesting, but Nanaimo went on a run the rest of the way. “In the third period we exposed them by moving the ball and keeping it hot and not being selfish,” said Art Webster,

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Nanaimo Timbermen player Ryan Keith, right, is checked by a Langley Thunder opponent during the first Western Lacrosse Association game of the season Sunday at Frank Crane Arena. Nanaimo won 17-7.

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attack with two goals and two assists and Evan Benham, Brett Fleming, Adam Backular-Evans, Marino Best and Ryan Nicks were other goal scorers. Cory Mayzes and Pete Dubenski split time in goal for the T-men as the visitors were outshot 47-38. PoCo’s 14 goals were the most that team has scored in a game since 2009. GAME ON … The Timbermen will try to get the better of the Saints (3-4) on Saturday (May 26) when the teams play at 5 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena. The juniors then travel to face the Coquitlam Adanacs (6-0) on Sunday evening.

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Novice T-men win tournament The Nanaimo Timbermen novice intermediate team got a round of applause for a big tournament win this month. The squad won the Travis Bateman Memorial Lacrosse Tournament in Victoria over the long weekend, defeating the Saanich Tigers 7-4 in Sunday’s gold-medal game. Zach Giszas scored a hat trick and Jesse Dezeil and Luke Ory scored two goals each. The team got back to Nanaimo in time to be honoured during intermission of that night’s Western Lacrosse Association game at Frank Crane Arena.

Peewee team takes silver The Nanaimo Timbermen peewee C team was second best at a Victoria tournament, but first in sportsmanship. The lacrosse team took silver at the Captain Cook Tournament May 11-13 after falling to the Peninsula Warriors in the final. Game MVPs for Nanaimo were Christien Harris, Roland Churchill, Eoin Murphy and Aidan Jones.

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Friday ◆ NANAIMO DOWNTOWN Farmers’ Market features products, crafts and good food from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Plaza, 90 Front St. Entertainer this week is the Paul Bezooyen Group. Visit www.nanaimofarmers market.com for more information or e-mail ndfms@shaw.ca.

Saturday ◆ BASTION CITY Wanderers Volkssport Club hosts a six- or 10-km Nanaimo walk. Registration at 8:45 a.m. in the back gravel parking lot at Westwood Lake and the walk starts at 9 a.m. For more information call 250-7569796.

◆ CENTRAL VANCOUVER Island Orchid Society hosts its regular meeting at noon at the Harewood Activity Centre, 195 Fourth St., on the second floor. Program and sales. Guests welcome.

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◆ PACIFIC GARDENS Cohousing Community hosts renowned architect Charles Durrett for a presentation and book signing. 7-8:30 p.m. at 347 Seventh St. Everybody welcome. 250-754-0952 for details.

◆ CANADIAN FEDERATION of University Women-Nanaimo hosts its AGM at 7:15 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Hall, 4235 Departure Bay Rd. For details phone 250-756-9508.

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◆ CENTRAL VANCOUVER Island Canadian Tai Chi Association hosts classes at Departure Bay Elementary School at 7 p.m. First lesson free.

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30th Anniversary 1982-2012

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The partners behind Quality Foods are always seeking out new opportunities and ways to grow the company. Earlier this year, QF announced that the Jim Pattison Group took out a minority share in the company. While owning grocery stores that compete with QF, Pattison said his companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role is not to be involved in the management of QF. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a partnership, stated the QF owners, that will allow the Island company to expand into new markets, make renovations to existing properties and tap into new opportunities. On a more local level for the company, QF is planning some changes to coincide with their 30th anniversary. IT director Shawn Tomczyk hinted at some changes to the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s online presence and web shopping experience for customers. And, as of Friday, customers have the opportunity to win draw prizes directly at the checkouts of all of their 11 stores on the Island and Sunshine Coast. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a promotion that will last 30 days in honour of the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 30 years in business.

Stepping off the elevator into the upper floor lobby of Quality Foodsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; headquarters in Errington, one canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but notice the wall of awards. It might smack, at first, of a kind of grocery hubris, but Derek DeWolf says thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a reason the award wall is one of first things people see when they arrive. The grocery merchandiser for Quality Foods and 16-year company man, says most of the visitors to their headquarters are producers and manufacturers. The majority of the awards on display are, in fact, the result of the excellent relationships QF has with its grocery suppliers. Handed out each year by the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers, the bronze, silver, gold and platinum awards are, in a nutshell, recognizing just how well QF partners with certain manufacturers to run campaigns in their stores. Last year alone, DeWolf says, there were 80 entries from all over Canada. For QF, their entry garnered them a platinum award â&#x20AC;&#x201D; for best in the country in stores their size. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve won it a lot,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Including store of the year.â&#x20AC;?

Nanaimo Quality Foods store managers Randy Romano, left, and Adam Wynans, check to see whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the fridge. Customers can play the prize contest currently running as part of Quality Foods 30th anniversary celebrations.

That honour, he continued, came out of an extensive review of their stores â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CFIG sent out someone who had a first-hand look at the operation itself, and then went out and asked customers what they thought. The resulting award certainly helps QFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s marketing efforts, but DeWolf adds much of the credit goes to the store managers and front-line employees who are committed to the company, its goals, and to making it all come together each day. Each year, QF embarks on marketing campaigns with some of its suppliers. DeWolf says itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the employees who do a lot of the legwork. In recognition of this hard work, he says QF was named to the CFIG Hall of Fame in 2010, which noted in particular QFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s consistent store achievements. The award DeWolf is most proud of, is a master merchandiser honour. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the big one,â&#x20AC;? he says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the one weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going for this year, our 30th year.â&#x20AC;? The awards, he says, are testament to the entire operation, all of the management and staff in their 11 stores on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast.

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Thirty years of excellence for QF Quality Foods has its roots in Qualicum Beach. Three decades later, it has grown to be one of the top stores in Canada

Owners of the Quality Food chain of grocery stores – Ken Schley, John Briuolo and Noel Hayward – have come a very long way since 1982. Thirty years ago, the trio revitalized a failing grocery business in Qualicum Beach and began innovating in ways the industry had not yet imagined. In fact, for these three decades, the trio and their dedicated employees have led the way among grocery stores throughout Canada. Their willingness to embrace technology when others would not, and their dedication to staff – making Quality Foods a top employer in B.C. – has helped create a chain of Vancouver Island-based grocery stores second to none. The young trio re-opened a grocery store in Qualicum Beach on May 27, 1982, renaming it Qualicum Foods. The early ‘80s were tough, economically, but they had the support of suppliers, wholesalers and the community. Customer service was a major focus for them, as they had to build a base of support before they could even think of being able to add – or even afford – frills. By 1986, Qualicum Foods was doing well and looking for other opportunities to improve. When Bruce Robertson’s FoodMaster store in Parksville became available (they knew each other quite well, as independent stores) for a partnership that year, they jumped at it. After merging, they had to come up with a new name. Luckily, the partners had had the forethought to register the name QF, and from there it was a simple matter of coming up with Quality Foods – the name that has become synonymous with the stores outside of Qualicum Beach. Into the early and mid-1990s, a vacant Nanaimo IGS grocery store became available to the partners. Adding this new store led relatively quickly to the acquiring of two more stores in Nanaimo, along with locations in Nanoose Bay, Courtenay,

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THEN AND NOW: Quality Foods co-owners Noel Hayward, John Briuolo and Ken Schley celebrating their 30th anniversary in business this year and they are making sure their customers know. Comox, Campbell River, Port Alberni and Powell River. In all, QF has 11 stores, a headquarters and warehouse operation in Errington, and a company that employs around 800 people. The company has also had its share of ups and downs, including a fire that destroyed their first store in 2002. Almost immediately, QF’s stable of planners, architects and builders gathered to come up with ways of keeping the store open. They found a temporary location, with the help of the Town of Qualicum Beach, and were able to stay open, keep people on the job and continue to serve their customers. In one year, they had redesigned their flagship store. By 2004, it was open.

Company a leader in technology As Quality Foods (QF) evolved since it first opened in May of 1982, it’s managers have embraced technological change as they would have done with new products from their food suppliers. Not content to wait for technology to keep up with how their customers were changing their shopping habits, QF established their own, in-house technology department. Today, it’s being led by IT director Shawn Tomczyk, a 23-year employee with the company. He’s been around since almost the beginning of QF’s creation of an IT department. Leading the way among grocery stores, QF created the first customer loyalty card – the Q-Card – in 1991. At the time, there were no checkouts that could handle this idea, said Tomczyk, so QF went out with the idea and found the people who could make it happen and create for them a loyalty card system.

These days, nearly every grocery store chain has one. This penchant for innovation led, in 1997, to an online shopping system – which Tomczyk said was the first of its kind in Canada. Today, Tomczyk continued, QF is in the process of redesigning this online shopping system – so customers should keep an eye out for the change. With their own technology department, continued Tomczyk, QF has been able to create a behindthe-scenes system that allows the stores to know exactly what they have in stock, what’s been sold and where items are throughout the chain. It can even go so far as to add information about each product on their shelves. This effort won QF a supply chain efficiency award in 2006. “We want to be on top of things,” he explained. “It’s so we can react faster to our manufacturers’ and customers’ needs.”

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Most recently, in February of this year, the Jim Parttison Group took a minority share in Quality Foods. For QF, it means renovations, expansion and new opportunities in the future – with a continued focus on delivering the best experience to their customers. Throughout their 30-year history, the partners remain involved in the community. They pump sponsorship dollars into local sports teams, community groups and events – including the summer biggies of KidFest and the Beach Festival in Parksville. They’ve expanded those efforts in Nanaimo Port Alberni and Campbell River in their Festival of Lights fireworks shows and in Comox at that community’s Nautical Days. Five years ago, the co-owners of QF started the Quality Foods Community Health Fund, which donated money to the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation. Their goal, is to help the foundation meet health care needs in the communities served by QF stores. This month, Quality Foods celebrates in a big way. There are specials, contests and fireworks May 26 in Qualicum Beach.

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The Lantzville Farmers’ Market begins Sunday (May 27) at St. Philips By the Sea Church, 7113 Lantzville Rd. Taking place 1-4 p.m., it features produce, baked goods, crafts, music and a kids’ table. It runs every Sunday until mid-October.

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Royal announcement The 2012 Nanaimo May Queen Royal Party, Amma Boateng, left, Jonas Green, Rosemary Sadlemyer, Jonah Gillespie and Taryn Pistor, were introduced at Quarterway Elementary School Friday as part of the Nanaimo Empire Days celebrations.

Grads get a break on transit costs B.C. Transit wants to help graduating Grade 12 students celebrate their accomplishments while promoting a safer, more sustainable way to travel. More than 16,000 graduates from 18 B.C. communities will receive a GradPASS – a special pass that allows students to enjoy two days of free, unlim-

ited travel in the month of June within their own local transit system. GradPASS was developed in Vancouver in 1988 through the efforts of the Counterattack program, B.C. Transit and school boards. Nanaimo joins 14 other communities taking part this year. GradPasses are distributed

to schools later this month. Students simply scratch their chosen two days and show the pass to the driver. It is non-transferable. “B.C. Transit hopes GradPASS helps reinforce our safe and convenient solution to local transportation,” said Manuel Achadinha, president and CEO.

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Walk for dogs helps disabled Nanaimo residents are walking for dog guides Sunday (May 27). The Purina Walk for Dog Guides takes place at Maffeo Sutton Park at 10 a.m. and is open to people of all ages, fitness levels and abilities. All dogs are welcome on leashes. Funds raised go toward helping provide dog guides to Canadians with disabilities at no cost. For information, please go to www.purinawalkfordogguides.com.

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God’s strategy for world cultures is the topic of discussion as author Don Richardson speaks at Gabriola Fellowship Church on Gabriola Island Sunday (May 27) at 10:30 a.m. A graduate of Prairie College and the Wycliffe Bible Translators’ linguistics course, Richardson serves as ambassador-at-large for World Team, the former Regions Beyond Missionary Union. The church is at 775 North Rd. at the intersection of Church Street. For more information, please call 250-2479181.

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WEEKEND PROVIDES an opportunity to learn how to grow fresh food.

Not only is the warm weather a time for families to enjoy the spring sunshine, but also feast on the fruits and vegetables that grow in abundance during the season. Nanaimo Community Gardens Society is hosting its Family Garden Days Saturday and Sunday

(May 26-27), providing an opportunity to learn new gardening skills, purchase fresh vegetables, herb, or flower plants, and enjoy a taste of local cuisine. The event runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days at 271 Pine St., and includes plant and worm compost sales, composting, stepping stones and gardening workshops and garden tours. Admission is free. For more information, please call 250-816-4769 or visit www. nanaimocommunitygardens.ca.

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Maeve O’Byrne, president of the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation, third from left, experiences the hospitality of the Sikh community during a presentation of $20,000 for Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Sikhs set sights on emergency eye care The Sikh community has rallied to help the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation purchase equipment for the new emergency department at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Members from the group’s two temples – Miri Piri Darbar Sikh Gurduwara and the Vancouver

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‘quitlines’ that provide telephone support from trained responders who can help users develop a personal quit plan, answer any questions about quitting and help locate quit smoking services in their community. They can also offer information and resources to callers who

wish to support someone in the quitting process. As of June 19, retailers may sell only cigarettes and little cigars featuring new, larger health warning labels. Each new health warning includes a toll-free quitline number and web address – a first for tobacco health warnings in Canada.

Calling the quitline number (1-866-366-3667) connects callers to free counselling services, while the web address (www.gosmokefree.gc.ca/ quit) links users to online resources such as quit smoking information and, in some cases, web-based counselling services.

The new health warnings, developed by Health Canada, include: information about diseases recently confirmed to be caused by smoking; facts about the health benefits of quitting; and messages from individuals whose lives have been negatively affected by tobacco use.

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dians work on lawn care and spring cleanup.” Ninety-five per cent of hearing loss in adults is sensorineural in nature (nerve damage), which is caused by noise exposure, aging and other factors. Most lawnmowers have a noise level ranging between 90 to 92 decibels, an intensity that is only

safe for a period of up to two hours. Power saws produce a noise level as high as 110 decibels, equivalent to that of an accelerating motorcycle. “As most of us in Canada would not spend more than two hours mowing our lawns, we assume that our hearing is safe,” says DeSousa. “But when you add

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The new health warnings, developed by Health Canada, include: information about diseases recently confirmed to be caused by smoking; facts about the health benefits of quitting; and messages from individuals whose lives have been negatively affected by tobacco use.

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Financing example includes $500 competitive bonus (see below) that is deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. x“Don’t Pay for 90 Days” on select models (90-day payment deferral) applies to purchase financing offers on select 2012 and 2013 models on approved credit (OAC) (2012/2013 Sportage/Sorento/Sedona excluded). No interest will accrue during the first 60 days of the finance contract. After this period, interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay the principal interest monthly over the term of the contract. & Bi-weekly finance payment for 2012 Sportage LX AT (SP752C)/2012 Forte Sedan LX “PLUS” AT (FO74PC) based on a selling price of $26,367/$20,172 is $145/$95 with an APR of 0.9%/1.49% for 60 months, amortized over an 84-month period. Estimated remaining principal balance of $7,485/$4,890 plus applicable taxes due at end of 60-month period. 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Limit of one bonus per customer or household. Offer not combinable with any other loyalty/conquest offers. Offer ends May 31, 2012. > ECO-Credit for 2012 Optima Hybrid is $1,000 and is applicable to the purchase or lease of a new 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid. Available at participating dealers. Certain restrictions apply. See dealer for details. ^2012 Kia Sportage/2012 Kia Forte Sedan awarded the Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Visit iihs.org for full details. ÇHighway/city fuel consumption of these vehicles may vary. These estimates are based on Transport Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the Government of Canada’s EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption will vary. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit kia.ca or call us at 1-877-542-2886. Reproduction of the contents of this material without the expressed written approval of Kia Canada Inc. is prohibited. 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A HUGE BUNDLE OF THANKS to the gentlemen in the Canadian Tire auto service department who took the time out to help when my oil light came on in my car. Thanks a million for fixing my problem.

frustrated. Dayton dropped by on his way home after he finished work and fixed it for me at no charge. All of my future technology purchases will be at this store because of their terrific customer service.

A BOUQUET to assistant manager Steve St. Cyr at the Kal Tire on Norwell Drive. Without his extraordinary customer service and willingness to get his hands dirty, Nanaimo CarShare Co-op would have been handicapped in the May 15 Commuter Challenge race by a compact spare.

A BIG BOUQUET to Laura and Edie at Highview Optical in Terminal Park for the great service. Whether I am trying to choose new frames or my old frames need adjusting or repair, they are always helpful. You are the best.

A BIG BOUQUET OF RED ROSES to Turley’s Florist and Potting Shed for the excellent service to customers. Not only did you put a message on my machine when you delivered my Mother’s Day flowers when I was not home, but Mr. Turley also phoned back before their closing time to make sure I got the message. BOUQUETS OF TULIPS to Cindy at the Full Monty show. The show was fantastic, you were so helpful and happy and it made for a truly memorable evening. A SPECIAL BOUQUET to my son Christopher who goes to muay thai twice a week with me. I love our time together. I feel honored that you asked me. You’re the best gift I’ve ever received and I am grateful every day for you. HUGE BOUQUETS to the Geek Squad guys – Dayton and Luke of Best Buy Nanaimo. I accidently hit a button on my Denon receiver and tried everything to get the sound back on to no avail. I was so

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A FRAGRANT BOUQUET OF SWEET PEAS to all Kidney Foundation volunteers who participated in the March drive. With your help we raised $13,902.52 in Nanaimo and more than $320,000 across B.C. for research, patient care and public awareness. Thank you for your outstanding efforts. BOUQUETS OF THANKS to all the families, students and staff at South Wellington Elementary School for helping make the recent plant sale successful. BOUQUETS also to the many local businesses that donated: Dancing Frog Farm, Kleijn Nursery, Yellow Point Propagation, Vern Stephens, Columbia Greenhouses, Dudkinks Berry Farm and Country Grocer. A BOUQUET to all the wonderful teachers out there. It sounds ludicrous to demand that gas station attendants or secretaries or anyone else in any profession be required to stay after work and help people for free. Yet teachers do it year round. It’s a shame your olive branch of goodwill has to be sullied by such hostility over not participating in volunteer, extra-curricular work.

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A GIANT BOUQUET OF PURPLE IRISES to Robert in the garden section of Rona. Many thanks for your excellent advice and for helping me rehabilitate plants. Rona has a great selection and is the best in friendly, knowledgeable customer service.

A LOVELY SPRAY OF WHITE IRISES to my neighbour Rob. Thanks for recognizing that a dangerous tree needed to be removed between our properties and for utilizing your resources to make it happen quickly and cost effectively. Your sweat equity helped us, too. I am very grateful to have such fantastic neighbours. THANKS to Ralph Lemmon and the crew at Mid Island Collision for their professional service and for restoring my 2006 Nissan Altima after my unfortunate accident. You’ve got my recommendation.

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A BOUQUET OF FORGET-MENOTS to Diane and her staff at Telfords. You were wonderful and helpful during our trying and sad time. We really appreciate all you did for us.

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A HUGE THANK YOU to Lesly at the Costco membership desk. You are so patient and polite and you have a great personality. Your explanations were so thorough.

A BOUQUET FULL OF FRAGRANT AND LASTING FLOWERS to the members of the Departure Bay Bridge Club for their generosity and kind wishes. It is a pleasure to provide an afternoon of bridge enjoyment to you all each Tuesday and we look forward to our 14th year together. A BOUQUET to the Harper government for cutting funding to the Katimavik program. I participated in 2006 and, yes, I loved the volunteering. But the leadership was spotty at best, the program required activity and work partipation akin to 60 hours per week and the experience was so emotionally stressful that there is no way it is a healthy program for youth. I still have nightmares that I’m back in the program. BIG, BRIGHT BOUQUETS OF SPRING FLOWERS to Vicki, who contributed many weeks of her time to the herART clay molding novice classes. We learned much and laughed lots in a warm, peaceful environment. Thank you for this gift. A BOUQUET to Lucy of Shaw Cable. You are so understanding and patient, given that you had to explain everything to me a couple of times. I am so glad I met you. Your employers are lucky to have such a great employee.

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BOUQUETS OF FLOWERS to Julia’s Ladies Clothing and Kimberley’s of Nanaimo for helping make Trinity United Church’s fundraiser a huge success. To all of the wonderful church members who worked so hard, thank you. From the committee. A HUGE BEEF F to the city for not helping to fund the fireworks on the May long weekend. There is no excuse for this total lack of judgment. A BEEF. No excuses for the city not to issue tickets to smokers who light up where there are no-smoking bylaws in place, since there will be bylaw officers giving out parking tickets. Please enforce this, no more warnings. A BEEF F to a north-end restaurant that our lunch group visited recently. When we entered, we were bombarded with loud music, but when I asked the waitress to have the management turn the music down – we couldn’t hear what she was saying, never mind have a conversation with our friends – she returned stating that the manager said this was not possible. AN UNHAPPY MORNING BEEF to the driver of an extremely noisy car that wakes me up daily at 7 a.m. Your muffler is meant to muffle. A GRATUITOUS BEEF F to teachers who volunteered their services and then later withdrew them. If you make a commitment, then you must follow through. Don’t volunteer your time and effort if, at some time later, there’s a possibility of you reneging. A BEEF F to the Nanaimo man who kicked a poor, harmless 12-yearold dog a month ago. You should lose your job. I won’t deal with your company until you pay for your wrong-doing. I hope you know that the dog has died. A DIRTY BEEF F to people who dump loads of household garbage in the woods around Nanaimo. I’m getting tired of seeing this, but it seems like it is happening more and more.

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Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Sister-in-law, Friend, Guardian and Grand Guardian. Rosemary fought a long and courageous battle with cancer and passed away peacefully with family present on Saturday, May 19, 2012. Rosemary was predeceased by her brother, Chris (RCMP) in Sept., 1991; her father, Robert Riglar in June, 2006 and her mother, Rosemary Riglar in November, 2008. She is survived by her husband, Gerry; son, Kevin (Lori) Grand; children Corey and Emily Shires; daughter, Nicole (Bruce) Adams; grandchildren Cindy (Matt), Kevin and Neil Adams. Rosemary was born in Scotland and moved to Canada in 1946 at age 18 months. She moved to Nanaimo in 1951, with her parents where her dad was employed as the Instrument Supervisor at Harmac Pulp Mill. She met her future husband, Gerry in 1964 while working at the Toronto Dominion Bank. They were married in 1966 and had 46 years of blissful marriage. Rosemary was very involved in the community joining Jobs Daughters in 1957. She gained the positions of Honored Queen, Guardian and eventually became the Grand Guardian for BC in 1994/95. She helped many young girls along the way and was still involved until the end. She was also a member in good standing with Eastern Star Chapter #43, Nanaimo. She was very supportive of Gerry while he was off winning 2 National Championships in lacrosse in the late 60’s. Later she took on the tasks of score keeping, time keeping and treasurer while Gerry coached, managed and was the President of Minor & Senior lacrosse. Rosemary enjoyed her special time with all of her grandchildren enjoying many games and times with lacrosse, hockey, soccer and swimming. She loved to go camping at Saratoga Beach and enjoyed 39 wonderful years with family and friends from all over the Pacific North West – she dearly loved her “Saratoga” family. She loved to travel and recently made trips with Gerry to Australia, Scotland and Orlando, Florida combined with cruises to Alaska, the Panama, the Caribbean, Italy, Greece and the Black Sea. Rosemary will be dearly missed by her family and many friends. A very special thanks to Dr. Calvin, Dr. Carr, Bonnie, Tammy and Angela at Palliative Care at NRGH for their wonderful and caring service. A Memorial Service will be held for Rosemary on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 100 Chapel Street, Nanaimo, BC at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Vancouver Island Masonic Cancer Car project or the Nanaimo division of the BC SPCA. First Memorial Funeral Services 250-754-8333

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Pauline Florence Helena Clark (nee Roy) Pauline passed away peacefully May 16th with her 3 children at her side. Over the past year she fought a brave battle with cancer not letting her illness keep her from the things that brought her joy. Pauline was born in Vancouver, the oldest of 3 girls. She married Lyall Clark at the early age of 18 and they had 3 children. In 1965 they moved into Pauline’s beautiful dream home that Lyall built, overlooking Deep Cove. They lived the West coast lifestyle, enjoying the natural beauty of the North Shore and holidaying on their boat throughout BC’s coastal waters. Pauline moved to Nanaimo in 2001 where she quickly became a part of the community, involved in many activities. Her family and friends bought her such joy as did her cats and working in her garden. Her innate sense of style moved from her lovely home into her beautiful garden. Predeceased by Lyall, she leaves behind 2 sisters, Marlene and Carol and her children; Janine (Brian), Caryn (Jim), Jeff (Denise), as well as 8 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Our deepest thanks to the Palliative Team at Nanaimo General for the kindness, dignity and respect they showed us all.

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Notice of Annual General Meeting The Board of Directors of the Nanaimo Port Authority announce that an Annual General Meeting will be held to present the 2011 Annual Report on the Authority’s activities and the Audited Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2011. This meeting will be held on: Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 2:00 p.m. Coast Bastion Inn 11 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, BC Copies of the Nanaimo Port Authority’s Audited Financial Statements will be available for inspection from May 27th at the Port’s Office located at 100 Port Drive, Nanaimo, BC and will also be available at the AGM.


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803 DOGWOOD Rd, Sat. 9-5pm & Sun. 9-4pm, misc tools, crafts, household items. BIG YARD Sale. Sunday, May 27th, 75 Strickland Street, Nanaimo. Starting at 8:30am. Quad, tools, furniture, and much, much more. BOWEN PARK area, 952 Wentworth Rd. Sat., May 26th, 9am-2:30pm. Household items, books, girls clothing, shoes, car top storage and much more. BRECHIN/MILLSTONE Sat, May 26, 8am-1pm. Household, garden items, clothing, baskets. Someone’s treasures! Parkridge Pl. - 571 Bradley St.

HOSPITAL Area Multi-Family Garage Sale. Sat, May 26, 9-2 household items, furniture, toys, electronics, clothes, sml appliances. Nelson Rd/Nelsonwoods Pl. (behind Quilted Duck, Rutherford Rd,) JINGLEPOT: 3531 Vera Way, Sat, May 26th, 10am - 2pm. Plant Sale. Hanging baskets and much more! LANTZVILLE: 7058 Leland Rd., Sat., May 26th, 9-3pm. Home decor and more... MEGA NEIGHBOURHOOD GARAGE SALE EVENT !!!!! May 26 & 27 9am-3pm 24+ Sales in the neighbourhood nestled between the streets of Millstone, Townsite, Waddington and St. George. Nanaimo Masonic Society will be hosting a large sale at their Hall in this area, as well as over 23 individual house sales. Anything you can imagine, you will find this weekend...don’t miss out - see you there! NANAIMO- 2509 Blackcombe Place, Sat, May 26, 9am-3pm. NANAIMO- 4058 CORUNNA Ave, Sun, May 27, 9am-3pm. Furniture, tools, baby items, clothing and much more! NANAIMO- 4280 Gulf View Dr, Sat, May 26, 9am-1pm. Multi-family. NANAIMO- 6147 Parkwood Drive, Sat, May 26, 9am-2pm. Lots of fabric for home sewing & quilting, trims, notions, yarns and new craft supplies, household items & more. NANAIMO ELKS #10 Legion Flea Market, June 2nd, 10am2pm. 129 Harewood Rd. $10.00 a table. (250)741-8308 NANAIMO(PARKWOOD Multi Street Sale). Glacier Way, Tweedsmuir Dr., Cathedral Cres., Purcell Dr., Garibaldi Dr., Sat, May 26, 9am-1pm. NANAIMO PLEASANT Ridge Place (off Metro, off Dunbar) Sat, May 26, 8:30am-12noon. 10 Families. Lots of everything! N. NAMAIMO Azure Rd Garage Sale! Sat, May 26, 8am1pm. Kids stuff, clothes, tools, electronics, furniture, household items and a few surprises! No early birds. N. NANAIMO, 5333 Cascara Dr. (turn right at the end of Alta-Vista Dr.), Sat, May 26, 9am-12pm. Rain or shine. $1 and $2 table, plus household items and more. N. NANAIMO, 6220 Washington Way, Sat, May. 26, 9am3pm. Huge Neighbourhood Multi Home Garage Sale (Washington Way Strata Complex). Off of Uplands Rd. N. NANAIMO, 6665 Dover Rd., Sat, May 26, 9am-1pm. Furniture, toys, garden tools and much more. (N. NANAIMO). Large Garage/Estate & Pottery Sale. 6285 Groveland Drive, Sat & Sun, May 26 & 27, 9am to 3pm. Big Garage Sale with lots of handmade pottery dish sets from local professional potter. Selling contents of house including single bed, antiques, tools, lamps, garden tools and much, much more. No early birds! N. NANAIMO, Waterton Place near Parkwood, Sat, May. 26, 8am-4pm. NORTH NANAIMO4837 Lost Lake Rd, Sat, May 26, 8am-2pm. Various household items. Cleaning Out Sale! PIPER’S LAGOON area: 3722 Overlook Dr., Sat & Sun, May 26th, 27th, 9am-3pm. Household items and collectible’s. UPLANDS AREA: 3410 Tunnah Rd., Sat., May 26th, 8-1. Multifamily; furn, lots, etc... VICTORIA TOY Show- Sun, May 27, Sidney, BC. 250-7272403. www.victoriatoyshow.ca

Buttertubs Seniors Annual Garage Sale: Sat., June 2nd, 9-3pm.

Hot dogs, pop, coffee/tea

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Indoors. All welcome! CEDAR BY the Sea, Plant Sale, Sat & Sun, May 26-27, 8am-4pm. 1380 Ivor Road. Hostas, iris, ferns, mock orange, roses, lilacs, tomato’s, mixed plants. CEDAR BY the Sea, Sat & Sun, May 26-27, 8am-4pm. 1380 Ivor Road. Washer, table, bike, guitars, golf clubs, pump, 16’ ladder, misc. chairs, truck liner & canopy, crafts. CENTRAL NANAIMO 2541 Labieux, Sat, May 26, 8am2pm. Hsehold items, antique bottles, baby toys, clothes. CHASE RIVER: Multi-family Sale. Saturday, May 26th, 8:00am-3:00 pm, 149 Roberta Rd West. Plants, hshld items, tools, something for everyone!

DenMar ELECTRIC

is hosting a Garage Sale

Fundraiser for Relay for Life Sat. May 26, 9am-2pm Large variety of donated items.

1810 Fremont Road. No early birds please.

DOWNTOWN 224 Milton Street, Nanaimo. Sat 26th, 9am onwards. Tools, CD’s, furniture, household, Electronics, 52” LED TV, clothes. Furniture much more. Moving everything must go. FAIRVIEW COMMUNITY School Families Unite Garage Sale. Saturday, May 26th, 9-3. Tables $15ea contact Liz@goof.newf@hotmail.com Many vendors attending. All proceeds from this event will go towards Fairview Community’s School programs. Entry by Donation. Concession Available. No Early Birds Please!

FLEA MARKET

MOOSE HALL ~ OUTSIDE

Every Sunday starting May 6th, 9am-2pm. 1356 Cranberry Ave., off Trans Canada Hwy, behind new Coop Gas Bar. Table rentals $15. Call Frank to INQUIRE. (250)816-1233

Giant Neighbourhood Garage Sale, Sunday May 27th, 10am-2pm. Superette Foods, 687 Albert St. On-site hot dog sale! Support the Superette Silly Boat Team, proceeds to the Child Development Centre. HOSPITAL AREA: 1001 Moyse Crest (off Waddington), Sat. & Sun., 10-4pm. Moving sale; everything must go! NANAIMO- 5431 Alta Vista Dr (off Lost Lake Rd) Sat, May 26th, 9am-2pm. Misc items. Large variety! Quality cedar arbors & planter boxes, bird feeders, trellisses.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

RENTALS

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RENTALS

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RENTALS

HOME REPAIRS

FRIENDLY FRANK

APARTMENT/CONDO

HOMES FOR RENT

SUITES, LOWER

FAUTH’S Releveling Service. How level is your mobile home? (Qualicum Beach), call Harvey at 250-752-8086.

ARTISTS ADJUSTABLE wooden (pine) easel, 24”x18”, $45. Call (250)756-0645. DRAFTING TABLE with adjustable chair, $75, 4 drawer desk, $5, BBQ trolley $5. Call (250)729-9282. RARE PING golf putter, $39 obo. 1 (250)729-3881 ROLLER WAY Bed, strudy frame & firm mattress, hardly used, $85. 250-390-7773. WIRELESS G router, 2.4ghz, $20. Call (250)753-0744.

1187 SEAFIELD- 2 bdrms, $850. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

2625 MATTHEW Rd- (Nanoose) studio plus huge workshop, $950. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

UNIVERSITY AREA (3km away) new, clean, fully furnished 1bdrm suite (ground floor). Private entry, prkng, shared lndry, wifi, cable & hydro incl. Towels, dishes, micro, toaster, dble bed, etc. Just bring your toothbrush. N/S, N/P. $740. (250)802-3067

MOVING & STORAGE 2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)753-6633. HUBCITY MOVERS: 2 men w/cube van. $75/hr. or $325 flat rate. (250)753-0112. MALTA. CENTRAL ISLAND moves to Victoria. BBB member. Toll free 1(866)224-2754.

ONLINE SERVICES SELLING VEHICLES/RV’s, renting/selling homes, privately/commercially. Competitive rates, online ad services, virtual tours, profiles, portfolios. jayzsalt@hotmail.com

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

Small Island Painting

FUEL/FIREWOOD COASTAL MOUNTAIN FIREWOOD & Logging. Stock up now! *Clearing. *Downed trees. *Wood Spiting Services Call 250-468-9660. 1-866-768-8886 (Nanoose). SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

FURNITURE BRAND NEW LUXURY Queen size pillow top Mattress set in original pkg. leftover from large hotel order, 800 coils. Compare at $1199 - Liquidation $490. Eleven available. King Sets $705. Delivery available. Text or call 1(250)334-7527 to reserve set or email: northisland@themattressguy.ca

Interior ~ Exterior FREE ESTIMATES.

REAL ESTATE

(250) 667-1189

HOUSES FOR SALE

PLUMBING

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL DYNAMITE DEAN’S Rubbish Removal. Prompt, professional service. “No Messing Around!” 250-616-0625, 250-754-6664.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE ANTIQUES/VINTAGE VICTORIA TOY Show, Sunday, May 27. See “Coming Events” for more information.

FRIENDLY FRANK 2 QUEEN bed comforters, bed skirts, shams and 1 sheet set $35/$45. Call (250)390-2786.

Do not hire an agent before you read this FREE Special Report Visit: www.BestAgent Nanaimo.com

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HOMES WANTED

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4 SHEETS unused 4 x 8 ft green plastic large garden lattice (North Nanaimo), $75. Call 250-247-8920.

CLASSIFIED ADS MEAN MORE BUSINESS Call 310.3535

GARAGE SALES

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150 PROMENADE- 2 bdrms, $1450. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 1912 BOWEN- 2 bdrms, $695. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 3185 BARONS Rd- 1 & 2 bdrms $695 & $800. Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 4728 UPLANDS- 2 bdrms, $700. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 550 BRADLEY- 1 bdrm, $595. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com $650 & Up. 1681 Boundary Ave. New Management. 2 bdrm unit. Avail Immed & May 1. Senior discount. Hot water included, balconies, elevator, controlled entrance, coin-op laundry, storage & parking. Call Mgr at 250-618-4510.

CENTRAL NANAIMO 250-753-7457 Mt. Benson Arms

LADYSMITH. NEW 4 bdrm 2 bath home in quiet cul-de-sac, incls 6 appls, $1400 mo. May consider Rent to Own. Call 250-714-2746, 250-741-0353. LAKE COWICHAN- 2 storey house on large lot, 3 bdrms up, studio & family rm downstairs, 2100sq ft, W/D, 1.5 bath, NS/NP. Available July 1. $1200. (604)715-3535. jimkarmann@shaw.ca NANAIMO: 2 bdrm Patio/Garden home in clean 55+ complex. Reno’d, 7 appl, storage, tool shed. Close Bowen Park etc. N/S, pet considered. Ref’s $950+ util’s. 250-619-6134. NANAIMO- Downtown character bright 1 bdrm, ocean view, fenced yrd/prking. NS/NP. $760+ utils. 250-753-9365. PLEASANT VAL: 3 bdrm, 2 bath. $1200+ utils. N/S, ref’s. June 15/Jul 1. (250)756-3593

Newly renovated 1 & 2 bdrm apts. Adult oriented, bright, clean, large. Ocean & mountain views, balcony, laminate floors, free heat & hot water. Near bus route, 2 blocks to seawalk, coin-op laundry. $695-$875

YELLOW POINT area: 3 bdrm home, private, lrg fence garden area, well mannered dog possible. Ref’s. $1250/mo + util’s. Call (250)591-3656.

DEPARTURE BAY 1bdrm across fr beach. F/S, DW, onsite lndry. $850 (250)585-7830

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

DUFFERIN/HOSPITAL 1 & 2 bdrm, FREE Heat & H/W. Adult building, wheelchair access, security cameras. Renovated units. Large balcony, near shopping. From $690 plus mo. Call 250-753-6656.

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

LONG LAKE MANOR, 3108 Barons Rd. 1 bdrm, close to all amenities. 250-751-1341

2BDRM BSMNT suite. Newly reno’d. Close to VIU. N/P, N/S. (250)591-4141 or 667-2139.

LUXURIOUS OLD City condo. Newly renovated 2 B/R. Great building, 5 appl. F/P N/P, N/S $850. 250-754-2207

2-BDRM GROUND Level, College Heights. Private entry, share laundry. Free wi-fi, satelite TV. Parking, all utils. $800. Avail June 1st. (250)716-0626.

NANAIMO, 1275 Dufferin Cres Across Gen Hospital. 1 & 2 Bdrms from $675/mo. Call Carman 250-740-1002 NANAIMO. SPOTLESS, quiet 1 Bedroom suites from $675. Close to ferry and harbour walk. Intercom, elevator. Free hot water, sauna. N/S, N/P. Refs req’d. Call 250-753-8633.

NORTH NANAIMO

1 & 2 Bdrm. Updated kitchen, New flooring & appls. Bright, quiet, secure adult oriented. Free H/W.

250-758-1246

TERMINAL PARK area, ocean view, near all amenities, heat & hot water. Adult friendly. N/S, N/P. lrg 1bdrm $654. Avail. June 1st. (250)754-2484

COTTAGES PRIVATE 1 bdrm beach cabin, self-contained, 20 mins north of Qualicum. N/S, N/P. Weekly $500. Call (250)757-2094.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES BRECHIN: BRIGHT 2-bdrm. exec walk-out, yard, carport. 5 appls. NS/NP. Refs req’d. $895 + utils. (250)754-2490. BROOKS LANDING, 2 bdrm SxS duplex, June. 1, reno’d large backyard, 5 appls, ref’s, N/S, small pet upon approval, $1100 mo, (250)729-1061. NANAIMO- 2 Bdrm sxs. Selfcontained, W/D, priv yrd, shed. Walk to shops, beach, bus. Refs. June 1. $900.+ utils. N/S, cat ok? (250)751-4525. S.NANAIMO. RENO’D 3-Bdrm 1.5 bath + rec room, SxS. W/D hook-up.N/S, pet neg. $1050.+ utils. June 1. 250-754-6514.

530-5th St, Ste 101, Nanaimo · (250) 741-0803 Mon. - Sat. 9am - 9pm, Sun. 10am - 6pm

481 MILTON- 3 bdrms, $995. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

OFFICE/RETAIL

SUITES, LOWER

2 BDRM University area (legal) Sep entry, new appls, laundry. N/P, N/S. $800. 250616-7638 wade@sailwest.ca 3780 ROSS- 1 bdrm, $550. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com DEPARTURE BAY area, 2 bdrm + bonus 3rd room, sep ent, W/D hookup, $800 mo + half utils, N/S, small pet ok, Avail June. 1st. (250)758-0613 DEP. BAY 1 B/R suite,shared laundry, util., cable & internet incl. N/S, N/P min. 6 month term $800 refs 250-739-3415 NANAIMO (NEAR University) 2 bdrm bsmt suite, N/P, N/S, incls heat, hydro, water, appls, lndry, $800. (250)739-1071. rentnanaimo@gmail.com NANAIMO SOUTH End. Level entry sunny 1000 sq ft 2 bdrm. Full bath, large deck. REF’S REQ’D. $750./mo. 40% hydro. 1(778)883-8703. Avail. now. N. NANAIMO, 1 bdrm furn’d or unfurn’d modern suite, priv entrance, quiet area, N/S, N/P, avail immed, $775 mo incls utils. Call (250)753-3421. N. NANAIMO bright 2Bdrm suite with high ceilings, available now, F/S, W/D, microwave, near Woodgrove Mall, NS/NP, $850 + share util. 250-390-1162, 250-618-1046.

NORTH NANAIMO 2 bdrms, quiet, very spacious, walk out, private entrance, patio, parking, bus route, W/D, F/P, NS/NP. $900 utils included. Avail June 1.

250-756-3256.

HOMES FOR RENT

NORTH NANAIMO- new 2 bdrm legal suite, W/D, parking. NP/NS. $950 inclds utils. Avail June 1. Call 250-713-0119.

1624 BLACKSTONE Place- 3 bdrms, $1450. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

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

SUITES, UPPER 2057 BLUEBELL- 3 bdrms, $900. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 556 WAKESIAH- 3 bdrms, $1100. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com CENTRAL LOCATION- upstairs brand new 3 bdrm, full bath, kitchen, 3 appls, parking. Avail June 1. $1050 incls 40% utils. N/P, smoke outside. Call 250-327-4323, 250-740-5558. NANAIMO(UNIVERSITY area) bright spacious 2 bdrm, 4 appls, large fenced yard. N/S, no partiers, laminate throughout, lrg deck, carport, shared utils. Avail June. 1 or 15, $825 mo. (250)753-2728. NANAIMO(UNIVERSITY area) lrg renovated 3 bdrm upper, decks, F/P, D/W, W/D, parking. NS, no partiers, cat ok. Refs. June. 1. $1250 inclds utils. (250)713-9486. N. NANAIMO- 3 bdrm upper, 2 bath, deck, 5 appls, great location, N/S, damage dep req’d. Avail June 1, $1200 mo. Call (250)618-9370.

TOWNHOUSES 272 HARWELL Rd- 3 bdrms, $875. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 68 MILL St- 2 bdrms, $695. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 9 BUTTERTUBS- 3 bdrms, $875. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com COUNTRY CLUB area 3bdrm townhouse, 5 appls, 3bath, fresh reno, 1700sq.ft. Pets neg. $1200. (250)756-0494

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1992, 26 ft TRAVELAIRE, Class C Motorhome. Bright, clean, sleeps 4. Twin beds in back and fold down double bed. Excellent and clean condition. Full shower with skylight, gas generator, air conditioning, second owner, new internal batteries (worth $600), new water pump, only 91,300 km. Reliable, clean and functional. REDUCED to $16,250. (250) 748-3539 2006 Jazz by Thor 25’10” Deluxe travel trailer with front and rear slideout, walk around queen bed, A/C, fully loaded. Very little use. Stored under cover & never off the pavement. $19,000. Duncan. (250)746-5455

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


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Nanaimo News Bulletin Thursday, May 24, 2012

Enhance your home indoors and out With natural gas appliances With the variety of efficient natural gas appliances available today, you can add style, comfort and value to your homeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;both inside and out. Natural gas is a versatile choice for your everyday life. It can heat your home and water, cook your dinner, dry your clothes and create ambience with a mood-setting fireplace. It can also help you entertain outdoors. The same natural gas pipes that supply gas to your furnace

or range can also be used to supply fuel to your barbecue, pool or hot tub. And, with natural gas patio heaters and lamps, those evenings with family and friends can last and last. Before you upgrade to energy efficient natural gas appliances, learn about our rebates at fortisbc.com/offers.

Choices to fit your life Cooktops, ovens and ranges

Fireplaces

Chefs prefer natural gas for instant heat, a variable flame and precise temperature control.

Fireplaces provide ambience and cosy warmth. An outdoor fireplace, firepit or patio heater can extend those summer evenings.

Barbecues

Water heaters

With a quick connect youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never lift a propane tank or worry about running out of fuel.

Dryers Natural gas dryers heat up instantly and dry your clothes with gentle warmth for fewer wrinkles.

Storage tank water heaters heat water faster than electric models. On-demand water heaters save space and heat water only as needed.

Furnaces and boilers Heating systems provide even warmth and comfort throughout the home.

Learn more at fortisbc.com/gasappliances. To find a registered gas contractor in your area visit fortisbc.com/findacontractor. FortisBC Energy Inc., FortisBC Energy (Vancouver Island) Inc., FortisBC Energy (Whistler) Inc., and FortisBC Inc. do business as FortisBC. The companies are indirect, wholly owned subsidiaries of Fortis Inc. FortisBC uses the FortisBC name and logo under license from Fortis Inc. (12-111.1 04/2012)


Nanaimo News Bulletin, May 24, 2012