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Immigrants new to Nanaimo looking for help with work permits, visas and other bureaucratic needs will no longer have access to personal assistance here as of Friday (June 1). Citizenship and Immigration Canada offices in Nanaimo, Kelowna and Victoria will close permanently, leaving immigrants with only a toll-free line or e-mail to Vancouver or Ottawa to rely upon for technical questions relating to their paperwork. That will take away much of the support immigrants rely on to complete important documents, said Hilde Schlosar, executive director of the Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society. And with English as a second language for many using the service, the new system will become a source of delays and frustration. “No immigrants, no international students, no visa holder or applicant can go in and see a real person here anymore,” said Schlosar. “It also means that citizenship ceremonies, which are organized out of Victoria, now, for the whole province, have to be organized out of Vancouver.” ◆ See ‘NON-PROFITS’ /12

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place for locals and include a venue for seasonal events. “We are committed to being good corporate citizens and doing good things in the community we reside in,” said Rogers. “Our vision is to help Nanaimo become the premier boating destination in the Pacific Northwest.” The marina was built in the 1940s and the port authority assumed control in 1961 and has done various upgrades over the years. The plan is to work on the outer basin first and then rebuild the inner basin. Some ideas the company envisions include: dockattendant assistance when arriving and departing; finger docks or alongside tie ups; onshore facilities to dispose of garbage, waste

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oils and filters; and dockside blackwater pump out. It also plans to create an additional public walkway with a floating concrete dock. Rogers said one of the difficulties with the waterfront walkway is it isn’t wide enough for peak season and gets clogged. A concrete float would create an alternative walkway amongst the boats. “We don’t want this to be a marina that has gates at the top of the ramps. We want the public to be down on the ramps enjoying the boats,” he said. The harbour won’t need dredging, but the creosotesoaked piles will be replaced with steel piles. The revitalized marina will occupy the same foot-

Friday at about 8 p.m. The golfer, 15, who police have not identified, was in the pro shop logging his score after a practice round when the clubs, worth about $3,500, were stolen. “The country club came through and gave him some backup clubs, so he did quite well in the tournament,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman. O’Brien said there have been other instances of clubs stolen in recent weeks

print, but with an improved layout, available moorage will increase by about 40 per cent. Pacific Northwest Marina Group is a partnership between Marker Group and Marinaco Holdings ULC. Previous projects undertaken by PNMG include the Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa and Seaport West on the Sidney waterfront. The partnership is part of the port authority’s Path 2025 strategic plan, which is intended to modernize the port’s facilities over the next decade. For more infor mation please go to www.pacificnorthwestmarinagroup.ca or www.npa.ca. reporter3@nanaimobulletin.com

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from vehicles parked at Nanaimo Golf Club, which was also victim to a break and enter. Police are studying security video footage that shows the suspect walking away with the boy’s clubs to see what leads can be generated. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www. nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

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A Nanoose family is closer to living under its own roof again after a devastating blaze claimed the lives of two boys and the family’s home in January. Brothers Jordan and Devon Drake, aged seven and nine, died in the accidental fire on the Nanoose First Nation (Snaw’Naw’As) reserve Jan. 25. After the fire, Ken Brownsell, who compiles contractors’ orders at Slegg Lumber, started calling contractors and suppliers of various building trades for donations of supplies and labour to help build the family a new house. After several months of preparations and gathering donations, construction could get underway by the end of June, Brownsell said Wednesday. So far, suppliers and contractors have committed about $220,000 in construction materials and labour and a lot was chosen near a new medical centre under construction at the reserve. Work can start after it is determined whether access road upgrades are needed and B.C. Hydro supplies power to the lot. Seaview Elementary School’s parent advisory council has worked since January to have two playgrounds built – one on the school grounds and a second on Nanoose First Nation land – as memorials. Efforts are currently focused on raising money for the playground at Seaview, which needs its aging wooden play structures replaced. So far, the PAC has raised more than $16,400. Plans call for the Nanoose First Nation to take part in the playground’s opening ceremonies, but cultural considerations are playing a role in when work proceeds. “We can’t do anything until after the anniversary of [the fire] anyway because we want the family to be involved and in their culture they don’t celebrate until a year after the death,” said Cherie Alyward, Seaview PAC chairwoman. “They’ve asked if we can just put it on hold for now.” Installation date is currently set for March 1 and parents of children attending the school will help with construction. Estimated costs for the playgrounds is $50,000 at Seaview and $30,000 for the playground on the reserve. To find out more about the playgrounds or fundraising efforts, please call Alyward at 250390-4801 or e-mail pac.seaview@gmail.com. To learn more about the home construction project or to offer a donation, please call Brownsell at Slegg Lumber at 250-758-8329.

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A Vancouver Island company envisions making Nanaimo’s commercial inlet and marina a top-notch boating destination and a gateway to adventure for residents and visitors. Pacific Northwest Marina Group and the Nanaimo Port Authority announced a partnership Tuesday to revitalize the downtown Boat Basin. T he 30-year lease is expected to be finalized in the fall after the company secures necessary approvals from the federal government and engages in consultation with community partners, including Snuneymuxw First Nation. “For this to be a great destination marina, the locals have to love it,” said Grant Rogers, of Pacific Northwest Marina Group. The company is committing 100 per cent of the capital for a $9-million upgrade. Once approvals are in place, the company hopes to have the work complete within 16 months. “We feel they are a perfect fit. They have a proven track record for revitalizing Vancouver Island’s waterfront and the financial backing needed to upgrade and revitalize Nanaimo’s marina for the long term,” said Bob Bennie, chairman of the Nanaimo Port Authority’s board of directors. Rogers said the revitalized marina will be a gathering


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that dog with a leash retracted to its collar.” Noble put herself between her dogs and the Akita, put out her hand and yelled “bah”. The Akita stopped, sniffed two of the dogs and then sniffed Diva, a 12-year-old dachshund/terrier cross, which backed away. “She moved ever so slightly forward to walk around the dog and he grabbed her and shook her,” said Noble. “The girls came running over, grabbed the Akita’s leash and began pulling and I was trying to pull Diva away but he wasn’t letting go so I kicked him in the hindquarter and he dropped her.” Noble and her partner rushed Diva to the veterinarian where an examination discovered bite wounds to her chest and back and rib fractures. The dog developed a flail chest as muscles broke away from her rib cage and was euthanized May 19. “The vet said her

prognosis was poor to grave even with surgery,” said Noble, who served the Akita’s owner with legal documents to recover the $1,200 vet bill in small claims court. Noble doesn’t blame the dog, but its owners for what happened. “It’s not for me to say this dog should be euthanized. I don’t know if it’s a vicious dog,” she said, “But I know what it did to my dog and I don’t want anyone else to go through what we’re going through. “It’s devastating. There is no other word for it. You can’t eat, you can’t sleep, you cry all the time. My little joy is gone and I wonder if I could have done something differently.” A memorial walk for Diva takes place Saturday (June 2) from 4-5 p.m. on the field at Dufferin school and Noble hopes people attend to make a statement on the laws surrounding dog attacks. “This is not big dogs against little dogs, it’s about owners taking responsibility when their dogs screw up,” said Noble. “This dog has one strike against it, and it can have another and then three strikes you’re out. What are we going to wait for? Is it going to be another dog or a little kid?” Gary Thiel, an animal control officer with Coastal Animal Services, wouldn’t comment on the incident as it is under investigation. news@nanaimobulletin.com

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A $5-million investment from the province will support international students who want to study in B.C. and B.C. students who want to study abroad. N a o m i Ya m a m o t o , advanced education minister, announced the funding and the province’s new international education strategy Monday at Vancouver Island University. The money is for scholarships and research internships to assist both domestic and out-of-country students with international education experiences. The province’s goal is to increase international students in B.C. by 50 per cent in the next four years. International students provide economic benefits – international students spent almost $2 billion on tuition, accommodation and other living expenses in B.C. in 2010 – and also social and cultural benefits, Yamamoto said. “We’re creating connections, relationships with other countries,” she said. “Jobs now and in the future will require

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Downtown trees sprayed ◆ From /1 The caterpillars eat voraciously to support their rapid growth and must consume as much as possible while leaves are young, soft and digestible. Red alder, cottonwood, willow, crab apple, flowering cherry, ash, birch, hazel, hawthorne, roses, arbutus, even Garry oak are all on the menu, but fruit trees not native to B.C. are particularly susceptible to being stripped bare. Tim Ebata, forest health officer with the B.C. ministry of forests, said native forests evolved to deal with the onslaught of large caterpillar outbreaks, which occur about every 10 years. “With a lot of forest defoliators, you have this constant battle between its natural enemies and the insects’ growth,” Ebata said. Caterpillar populations are usually kept in check by natural enemies that include parasites, such as flies and wasps, predators like birds and other insects, and diseases caused by fungi and viruses. When the population explodes, it exceeds the con-

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insects inside. Snip off the branch, set it aside and the caterpillars will starve and die. Kemp said caterpillar outbreaks are more of a nuisance or esthetic problem than a real danger to trees, unless they are repeatedly defoliated over multiple years to the point their ability to photosynthesize sunlight becomes so impaired the tree dies. “It will take away their vigour and it will kill them,” Kemp said. “So far, we haven’t had that problem here.” An organic insecticide, sprayed to eradicate gypsy moths, will also kill the caterpillars, but it is not selective and will kill other moth and butterfly larvae. The city used the spray last weekend, Kemp said, to kill caterpillar masses in downtown Nanaimo. “We were getting so many complaints we brought in our boom sprayer and sprayed the trees, but in general terms, we don’t like to use it,” Kemp said. “Gypsy moths are different because they will kill trees.”

trol of natural enemies. “In B.C., we have dozens of different kinds of defoliators that crop up across the province,” Ebata said. “The northern tent caterpillar is a regular visitor. It will strip a lot of fruit trees and it will definitely have an impact on the amount of fruit and any other shrubbery that you hold near and dear to your heart.” Ebata said this year’s outbreak extends throughout the B.C. coast and Lower Mainland. The good news is northern tent caterpillars only hatch once each year and many trees will regenerate lost leaves later in summer after the feeding period ends. And there are simple ways to help eliminate them. The insects spin silk tents on tree branches used for warmth and protection, but leave the tents en masse to forage for food. In the early morning or evening, when outside temperatures are low and the caterpillars regroup in their tents, Kemp recommends slipping a plastic bag around the tent and sealing it off to trap the

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Northern tent caterpillars (Malacosoma californicum pluviale) chow down on foliage in the Chinese Memorial Gardens Park on Stewart Avenue. Al Kemp, urban forests coordinator for the city, said Nanaimo is experiencing the worst outbreak of the creatures in more than 20 years.

Gabriola islanders are planning a ‘tanker tape parade’ in protest of the Enbridge Northern Gateway and Pipeline proposal as well as the expansion of the Kinder Morgan Transmountain pipeline. Residents plan to carry a 390-metre caution tape from Ivory Road, through the Descanso Bay campground park and down to the sea on Sunday (June 3). The tape represents the length of a VLCC – a Very Large Crude Carrier supertanker – more of which would be coming through the area. At the shore, the tape will be handed over to a flotilla of paddlers and kayakers who will take it out into the bay, to illustrate its full length in the water. The event is intended to bring attention to the necessity of protecting coastal waters, which are among the most challenging navigational areas on the planet. The tanker tape march and flotilla will take place from 2:30-3:30 p.m., as part of the annual Gabriola Oceans Day festival.

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dangerous creatures. Nathan Stefani, a science student and a founder of VIU’s SOS club, said he has never been to a place so removed from civilization. After slogging through mud and over rocks in a fourwheel-drive vehicle for two hours, the students were suddenly flanked on all sides by three young boys riding bareback on horses and moments later they entered a clearing that turned out to be the village’s soccer field. Stefani said the progress was slow on the community centre due to the primitive tools used, but the students still managed to get the project more than halfway finished before they had to leave, and the community has promised to send pictures of the finished product.

Instead of using its recently acquired $15 million to fix 104,000 rail ties on the E&N Line from Victoria to Courtenay, a rail watchdog group says the Island Corridor Foundation should focus on establishing a commuter rail service between Langford and Victoria. Jim Sturgill, a railway consultant, retired E&N locomotive engineer and spokesman for the E&N Railway Action Group, says fixing all of the ties and a few key track components will spread the money too thin and won’t cover repairs needed on bridges and trestles. “Fifteen million is not nearly enough for all of the work that needs to be done on the entire line,” said Sturgill. “The ICF’s plans say nothing about replacing the many worn-out 100-year-old rails on the route. They have not provided engineering documents detailing all of the work required and costs.” Last December, the group criticized the ICF for not requesting enough money from senior levels of government. In 2008, with Jack Peake as co-chairman of the ICF, the organization planned to make a funding request of $103.8 million to repair all facets of the line and reinstate passenger rail. Graham Bruce, ICF executive director, defended the 12-member board’s move last month saying $15 million will be enough to get the service up and running, and that ridership will determine if governments are willing to fund the project further. He couldn’t be reached for comment for this story. Peake, co-founder of the E&N Railway Action Group, said because the railway, bridges and trestles in the Victoria area are in better shape and would only need about $10 million in improvements, the ICF should start there. “With huge expansion at Victoria Shipyards, commuter rail would give the ICF a viable project and give taxpayers the biggest bang for their buck,” said Peake. “That’s where the ICF should place its focus.” Last year the province committed $7.5 million in funding for the project contingent on a match from the federal government. Federal funding came through last month, which gave ICF the green light to go ahead with plans to have passenger service reinstated on the 234-kilometre line as early as spring 2013. In April, Bruce said the ICF is taking a responsible approach to re-establishing service on the E&N Railway. “We weren’t going to take the taxpayers’ money without being able to complete the work,” he said. “We’re taking a very critical, incremental approach to make sure we can meet our objectives.”

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little tutoring went a long way for 17 Vancouver Island University students. Hosting exam review sessions for peers earlier this year made possible a twoweek volunteer outreach trip to central America. It all began last fall when a group of science students decided to start a Students Offering Support chapter at the university. Students Offering Support, or SOS for short, is a national outreach program that requires branches to organize review sessions for students before mid-terms and final exams for a $20 donation, with all proceeds going toward initiatives in developing countries. The group also organizes volunteer outreach trips. Zack Yim, a fourth-year science student and VIU SOS member, said the idea was to start raising money this year for a project in a Latin American country through science tutorials, with the aim of eventually going on a volunteer outreach trip to build the project funded through the review sessions. But the group started with a bang, raising $4,000 in the first semester alone, an amount bumped up to $6,000 in the second semester. With funds matched by SOS, the group had enough to buy building supplies, tools and hire local professionals to build a community centre in the small village of Las Vegas in Costa Rica. “Ever since I was little I’ve wanted to go to another country and help out,” said Yim. “In some ways, it’s kind of selfish because it makes me feel good. I want to make a difference in this world.” The Costa Rican village has no running water or elec-

Zack Yim, above centre, and left, was among a group of 17 Vancouver Island University students who formed a chapter of Students Offering Support to provide tutoring help to their peers and fundraise for volunteer outreach programs in developing countries. The students raised $6,000 toward a community centre in a Costa Rican village and spent two weeks there earlier this month. PHOTOS CONTRIBUTED

tricity in the middle of the jungle, well off the beaten path, said Yim. Many of the roughly 300 residents are subsistence farmers. “It’s very simple, but you don’t have to worry about the price of gas, electricity, anything that we worry about up here,” said Yim. The greatest sign of the modern world was seeing cellphones in the hands of some of the residents – charged by a generator and used in the one small area that had reception. “That was probably the biggest surprise, seeing a bunch of villagers with cellphones,” said Yim. All of the wood used to build the community centre was logged and milled by hand by the villagers and then brought to town using

horses or on people’s backs. The students constructed the building with hand saws, hammers and other hand tools. “The only power tool we had was a chainsaw,” said Yim. “Everything took so incredibly long. There was no blueprint, it was just kind of, ‘We want a building, so let’s just start’. I’m amazed it went as well as it did.” The students slept on the floor of a storage shed cleared out for their use. Meals – prepared by a villager they hired – were cooked over an open fire in the middle of the small room used as the kitchen. Yim said they quickly learned to check their boots before putting them on – one of the students found a tarantula hiding in her shoe – and to watch for other potentially

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Marina plans strengthen g cityy The jewel that is Nanaimo’s harbour is going to get a little polish, thanks to a $9-million private investment by Pacific Northwest Marina Group. The company plans to make the Boat Basin, which dates back to the 1940s, more functional by adding facilities to dispose of waste and redesigning the layout to increase moorage space. Improving the feng shui of the waterfront walkway will help the flow of pedestrian traffic, PLANNED which tends to get jammed UPGRADE during the summer and speat Boat cial events. Basin a strong A new concrete dock will sign for city’s provide an alternate route around the marina and let economy. tourists and residents alike marvel at the plethora of boats that call on the Harbour City. The investment itself is good news, but so is what it represents for the economy in the city. The harbourfront walkway is a destination in Nanaimo, bringing to the downtown core thousands of tourists and residents, who then fan out to other businesses, restaurants and shops. A multi-million dollar investment by a private firm takes the burden off taxpayers and is exactly the kind of interest the Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation should court. A new and improved marina will also benefit previous investment in Nanaimo’s waterfront, including the cruise ship terminal, which sees thousands of tourists from around the world step on our shores, plus the revitalization of Port Place shopping centre which also sought private investment to overhaul the look and feel of the aging mall. Nanaimo’s waterfront and downtown are starting to see the rewards of hardfought investment over the past decade. Improving on the marina will only further that success, positioning the Harbour City for smooth sailing.

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Scenes from the B.C. farm trenches With ongoing pipeline and oil Progress. “A massive and productanker skirmishes, and a hot sumtive floodplain of fish and aquatic mer for mining and logging still to values … has been drained, come, the green war in B.C. shows ditched, tiled and laser-leveled for no signs of slowing down. agricultural profit.” Things are already hot in the The same could be said for the Fraser Valley, where the federal broad fields of Richmond and Pitt government’s change to the definiPolder farms north of the Fraser, tion of fish habitat opened a new a wetland diked and drained by front on the farms. Dutch settlers after the Second Farmers briefly got World War. Farms into the public discusare “industrializing B.C. sion by hauling a couple the landscape,” said VIEWS of cute calves into Rosenau, who stopped downtown Vancouver short of calling for Tom Fletcher and staging a televisionthem to be shut down. Black Press friendly demo in front At the provincial level of the federal fisheries we have a new Animal office. They have said Health Act, which for decades that imposthreatens heavy fines or ing salmon stream even jail time for premaregulations on drainage turely leaking reports ditches around their of serious animal disfields is impractical. ease outbreaks. This Fraser Valley was also portrayed as a Conservative MPs Randy Kamp jack-booted sellout of the public’s and Mark Strahl even had the right to know, putting the business nerve to meet with local mayors to interests of land and ocean farms hear their concerns about B.C.’s ahead of public safety. most productive farmland, without Here’s what’s really happening. inviting self-appointed ‘activists’. As is generally the case with Arrayed against them is an meat inspection and livestock environmental lobby whose deep issues, the federal government is green wing was defined by Marvin imposing rules on provinces in Rosenau, a former provincial the wake of avian flu and “mad biologist who now teaches “fish, cow” outbreaks. Canadian beef wildlife and recreation technolwas banned in 30 countries after a ogy” at BCIT. single infected cow was identified “Mark Strahl is leading the in Alberta in 2003. charge of eco-fascists intent on B.C. Agriculture Minister Don making the last dime off the McRae assures me this legislation backs of the last remnants of an will not result in reporters or enviabsolutely spectacular ecosysronmental activists being thrown tem,” Rosenau told the Chilliwack in jail for telling the public about

sick animals. They and the farmers can say all they want, once infections are confirmed and quarantines established. McRae and Paul Kitching, B.C.’s chief veterinarian, pleaded for the public to understand that any farm reporting system must rely on voluntary compliance by farmers. When the B.C. government took the advice of B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham and began releasing fish farm inspection data in 2010, the operators stopped providing samples voluntarily. The fish farmers’ position was that you can have a co-operative system of farm inspections or one that’s imposed, but not both. Imposing inspections on land farms across B.C.’s vast area is even less practical. Former Alberta premier Ralph Klein famously observed that the next rancher to find a possible mad cow should have “shot, shovelled and shut up” rather than file a report and devastate the industry. Denham, the NDP and others appear to operate under an assumption that there should be sufficient government resources to sample and inspect every farm across B.C. for reportable contagious illnesses. This is similar to the fashionable notion that we should have enough park rangers to guard every cedar tree. ◆ Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca


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Food strategy necessary in Nanaimo To the Editor, Re: Food in focus, May 24. It seems our food increasingly comes to us through chain grocery stores via truck, ferry and plane whether from this continent or distant countries. The grocery stores look for large producers able to fill their demand for volume in order to be competitive. Food is cheap so small farmers find it difficult to survive yet food banks continue to struggle to feed many in our community. Government cutbacks threaten food inspection and the new provincial Animal Health Act will restrict our right to know about disease in food. So under the present system we cannot be sure how safe our food is to eat, that the supply will not be interrupted or that everyone can afford good food. Nanaimo is working toward encouraging urban food gardens and permits residents to have a few back yard poultry, we have farmers markets and community gardens, so some people are able to grow their own food or purchase locally. We are taking small slow steps to feed ourselves in a sustainable way. The historic Third Street Farm has been approved for a

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housing development ahead of the neighbourhood planning process for the Harewood/ Third Street Corridor. The purchase of this land could have been an opportunity for a vibrant educational project able to produce food for the neighbourhood and protect the Cat Stream. Unfortunately the neighbourhood did not know the land was for sale until an open house held by the developer revealed that the green space

was going to undergo a huge change. Gathering information about the rezoning process and how we could have input went on for almost a year before the public hearing took place. At that point, city staff and the developer had invested many hours working on the plan, in fact for years longer than residents were aware. So it’s hardly surprising the bylaw was adopted despite neighbourhood concerns.

Interpretation of what fits the OCP certainly varies depending on one’s viewpoint so neighbourhood input is vital and surely could have actually been effective earlier in the process. There is something wrong with a process which only allows for public input at the final stage. Now the Your Voice/Our Nanaimo project is progressing to a final public meeting, I hope Nanaimo does institute a food strategy which will truly protect land from development and support local agriculture. Of course, we should have an Island-wide strategy but perhaps the upcoming Harewood/ Third Street Corridor Neighbourhood Plan (www. nanaimo.ca/goto/harewood) will be a beginning by protecting any remaining ‘five acres’ land for local food production. I don’t want to see Samuel Robins’s vision fade away at a time when our population is increasing and children continue to grow up in poverty in Nanaimo. I look forward to reading more in the News Bulletin about what’s happening regarding food and development. Margaret Dyke Nanaimo

B.C. teachers forced to fight for resources To the Editor, Much has been made lately of the ‘Learning Improvement Fund’ the government has promised to help ensure adequate supports are provided to our students with special needs. A major criticism of this program is that in order to qualify you have to have among the most difficult learning environments in the province and that this system will pit needy classrooms against one another. What many seem to fail to grasp is that this is eerily similar to the current system already in place in our own school district. We are forced to meet with families and let them know that their child, who is coming into our school system with reports citing the need for one-on-one support, will only qualify in our district, based on our funding model, for 7.3 hours of support a week. We assure them that we will apply for supplemental funds, and hope to qualify. As we attempt to reassure these families we are fully cognizant of the fact that we will be competing for these hours with the other very needy, most vulnerable students in our district. We know that it is a finite fund that we are drawing from and that each school will not necessarily receive all of the supplemental funds required, especially if they are unfortunate enough to have a higher percentage of needs than other schools. In fact, what is likely to happen, is that after some of the supplemental fund requests are granted, schools will then be denied based on fairness to other schools. Once you are denied, you are then forced to compete within your own school walls for the classroom that is the most needy and what is more likely these days, which students pose the greatest safety risk. Our struggles already show why the ‘Learning Improvement Fund’ will not meet the needs of the children of British Columbia. Wendy deGroot Nanaimo

Pipeline proposal poses dangers to coastline To the Editor, I think Nanaimo should be aware of the dangers of the Northern Enbridge Pipeline project, and the super tankers that come with it. Though the port is 606 kilometres away in Kitimat, a super tanker spill could easily cover an area three times that of the Exxon Valdez, meaning 6,300 kilometres of coastline, including our beloved harbour city, would be covered in slick. Some people might think that the probability of a spill is small and that it is worth the risk for our bottom line, but this is not true. The massive tankers would have to go through what are considered the hardest navigational passes in the north Pacific. These waters are the

same ones that claimed the Queen of the North in 2006 and caused a tanker to run aground in 2009. The effects of a spill would be detrimental to both our marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Not only would massive amounts of animals (including seabirds, harbour seals, sea otters and orcas) die, but infected salmon would be dragged onshore and poison the delicate nitrogen cycle of our ancient and pristine forests, causing them to die. With such dangerous environmental and economic deficits (the short and long term affects of a spill can be billions of dollars) I urge Nanaimo citizens to think carefully about their stand on this issue. To any who are opposed,

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Ban on pesticides a hysterical reaction To the Editor, Re: B.C. premier bitten by pest problem, B.C. Views, May 24. I enjoyed Tom Fletcher’s column on the hysterical reactions to any chemical use. With regard to Roundup, this compound is a very specific inhibitor of an enzyme unique to photosynthesis. Therefore it affects only photosynthesizing organisms,

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Protests shine spotlight on skewed priorities When I heard about the student protests in Montreal, I swallowed the line that Quebec’s pampered youth pay lower fees than those in other parts of Canada but aren’t aware that education costs money. And then I went to Quebec. After weeks of demonstrations, clearly something more profound is going on. The

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The Occupy moveThis advancement of ment also questions logical fallacy reached priorities, especially new lows with a blunthose regarding the der by the Heartland Institute, a U.S. climate pro-corporate agendas of many governments. change denying orgaCorporations are nization. The Institute not people, launched but they a billboard SCIENCE have simicampaign MATTERS lar rights implyand genering that David Suzuki ate vast because the with Faisal Moola amounts Unabomber, of money Fidel to invest Castro, and in budding Charles politicians Manson and lobby believe in groups climate that help change, sidetrack those who agree with the scientif- important discussions. This tactic also pops ic evidence for global up with the Enbridge warming must also be Northern Gateway tyrants, madmen and pipeline project, espemurderers. Heartland aborted cially when it comes its campaign because to First Nations’ conof massive public cerns. outrage and because Many coastal and funders and supportnorthern communiers tried to distance ties are desperate for themselves from the jobs and economic organization. But the development. Enbridge episode was another is offering incentives, demonstration of including employattempts to deflect ment, yet coastal First rational discussion of Nations realize some important issues such things are more imporas global warming. tant than money.

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Jim Stachow from Ladysmith wears a foil-covered cowboy hat and day glow orange safety vest to draw attention from motorists passing under the pedestrian overpass on the Island Highway at Norwell Drive. Eight people turned out at noon Wednesday to be part of a protest over implementation of B.C. Hydro’s smart-meter program.

Three youths face charges in assault of priest Three youths will face charges of assault and robbery after they allegedly punched and kicked an ordained minister during a robbery attempt in Maffeo Sutton Park. The attack happened May 21 at about 12:30 a.m. when the 50-year-old clergyman was walking in the park. Police said the victim, who was not wearing clothing identifying him as a clergyman, heard a man run up from behind, swear at him and then call for two friends to join in and rob him.

“They were after money and cigarettes, but he didn’t have any money or cigarettes,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman. The victim was punched in the face several times and tried to flee, but fell and was kicked repeatedly once on the ground. He managed to get up and run toward the basketball courts where several people playing basketball saw what was happening and started yelling at the assailants, which ended the assault.

The victim was able to call 911 on his cellphone and with help from the witnesses, police were able to track down and arrest the three male suspects, ages 18, 16 and 12. The suspects were released on promises to appear in Nanaimo provincial court June 19 and June 21. The minister has asked that his identity and that of his church not be released. “He was pretty frazzled, otherwise he didn’t require medical attention,” O’Brien said.

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Three women who made remarkable contributions nationally, internationally and in space will receive honorary doctorates at Vancouver Island University’s spring convocation next week. Julie Payette, of St. Hubert, Que., fulfilled her lifelong dream with two Space Shuttle missions in 1999 and 2009 and contributed to the Canadian Space Agency in a variety of other ways. She will receive an Honorary Doctor of Technology degree Monday (June 4). World-renowned pharmacologist Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey will receive her Honorary Doctor of PAYETTE Science degree Tuesday (June 5). Kelsey, who was born in Cobble Hill and now lives in Chevy Chase, Md., took a historic stand at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1960 when she refused to approve the release of the drug thalidomide in the U.S. Roberta Louise Jamieson, of Oshwekan, Ont., will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree for her work promoting First Nations rights. Jamieson became the first Aboriginal woman to earn a law degree in Canada and has been a strong leader in First Nations affairs with extensive experience in conflict resolution.

Aspiring brain surgeon to get alumni award A Vancouver Island University graduate who aspires to become a brain surgeon will be awarded the Alumni Horizon Award at VIU’s spring convocation ceremony at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre next week. Owen Stechishin will receive the prestigious award, which recognizes the outstanding achievements of VIU alumni early in their careers (within 10 years of receiveing a credential from VIU). Stechishin is currently pursuing his MD at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. In August 2011, he successfully defended his PhD thesis: Molecular therapeutics for glioblastoma brain tumor stem cells. Glioblastoma is a highly invasive and aggressive type of brain cancer. Stechishin’s research involved looking into cuttingedge neurosurgical and molecular approaches to exam-

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Sonny Assu and Rande Cook draw from their experiences of both modern pop culture and traditional aboriginal ways to help create engaging and intriguing artwork. The two artists have their work on display at the Nanaimo Art Gallery at Vancouver Island University throughout the summer.

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onny Assu lives with the dual influence of two very different cultures. Through art, he tries to marry those together, to represent the experiences and memories of he and thousands of aboriginal people with traditional backgrounds and modern pop culture influences. “I’m not making light of the culture,” Assu said, from his home in Montreal. “It doesn’t matter if you’re native or non-native, every kid has an iPod.” Assu partners with Rande Cook to present Ebb and Flow, a new exhibit at the campus Nanaimo Art Gallery. The artists’ work explores new concepts while preserving their cultural heritage. It’s their personal narrative which brings the issues in their artwork to life. “It really made it more about me,” Assu said. Assu’s photographic series, Artifacts of Authenticity, made in collaboration with artist Eric Deis, documents interventions in a museum collection, a com-

mercial gallery, and a tourist shop. Cuts of cedar found by the artist become faceless ‘masks’ and take on new meanings as they are inserted into different contexts Cook’s photographs, sculpture and mixed media work references the ancient ones, potlatch, plague, reincarnation, substance abuse, residential schools and the Indian Act. Through his work, Cook addresses the need for renewal and reclamation, the growing strength of aboriginal culture, and the importance of sacred traditions, rituals, language, and stories. After the decimation of culture from disease and residential schools, it was often anthropologists who identified what constituted native art. Aboriginal people are reclaiming their art and deciding what should be called ‘native art,’ and Assu notes that

acclaimed carver Bill Reid faced opposition at times to his work. If people do take issue with his statements, or question some of their beliefs and ideas, Assu said he welcomes the discussion about his goals and intentions in his artwork. Most of the time, people understand. “They really latch on to what I’m doing,” he said. Assu, or Ligwilda’xw of We Wai Kai (Cape Mudge), graduated from Emily Carr University in 2002 and participated in exhibits at the Vancouver Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. As a teen, Assu carried a sketchbook, which held his creations of superheroes that would one day fill the pages of his comic books. He was also involved in music and theatre, originally aiming to

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A trio of new recruits perform their first burlesque show with Nanaimo’s Naughty and Spice. The show is set for June 9, 8 p.m., at Nanaimo Centre Stage and the girls will be joined by one of the few boy-lesque performers on Vancouver Island. The group always prided itself on being an equal opportunity dance troupe, accepting new members of all ages and from both sexes to create a show that is diverse and accessible to the whole audience, said Roxee Lee, a founding member. This year, the troupe brought on three new members, all of whom are excited to hit the stage. “I’m excited because it’s my first show and joining the troupe has been such a positive experience for me,” said newcomer Vexi LaRue. “I’ve made great new friends, and am feeling so much more at ease and positive about myself. I’ve really gained a new confidence.” LaRue, along with SweetPea

Singer satisfied with direction album, performances moving in BY MELISSA FRYER THE NEWS BULLETIN

The right key, the right note – it’s all in tune for Adaline on her second album. The musician, singer and songwriter said she finally found the right fit after experimenting with different sounds, instruments, arrangements and people. “The guys in my band are telling me it’s because of them,” Adaline said, while riding a bus with them somewhere between Regina and Medicine Hat. She is on her second album, released in November and called Modern Romantics, and felt a bit of pressure to follow up the success of her first, which held no expectations when she wrote it. “Writing the record felt harder,” Adaline said. “I was wondering if lightning would strike twice.” Once she got into the studio to record, her prior experience paid off. It also helped that she worked with Hawksley Workman as producer, someone she describes as a humble, mellow guy. A relief for a musician who had a strong vision for her album and worried that she would butt heads with her producer. In the end, the two played off each other really well, she said. The album was a collaboration between Adaline and Workman, plus

Marten Tromm and Tito Zolfo. Adaline said she was into percussion, while each producer brought his own experience and focus to the project. “They have their own sensibilities,” she said. The result is music with remnants of jazz, blues, pop and electronica. “I have no idea how it happens,” Adaline said. “You just write where you’re at.” Another project while on the road is to unplug for some of the songs, and while doing that the band recorded their efforts. “We needed to take our sound a bit more acoustic,” Adaline said. But it will be a full show with all the bells and whistles when Adaline performs at Diners Ren-

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Malone, will be performing for the first time, and the show will also feature a new pick-up girl, Busty Keaton. All three joined the troupe earlier this year. In addition to the new girls, the evening will be hosted by local comedian Randii Andii, and feature Johnny Bottomsworth, who is travelling up from Victoria. Doors for the adults-only event open at 7 p.m. Tickets $20/ advance from The Clubhouse Dance and Fitness, Woodgrove Lotto booth by the clock and online; $25/door. Please visit www.naughtyand spiceburlesque.com.

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ou don’t need to be a bodybuilder to build your body, says Nanaimo’s David Gilks. The fitness centre owner just won his masters’ division at the B.C. Western Naturals bodybuilding competition in Kelowna this month, but it’s not so much the sport that excites him – it’s fitness, as a lifestyle, that makes him impassioned. “My goal was to try and inspire people…,” he said. “If you don’t have a sport, this could be your sport. You could call it strength training or functional training, call it whatever you like, the body’s going to change and you’re building a body.” A lot of people can’t run, for example, or can’t play tennis, he said, because their joints won’t cooperate. “Doctors always recommend it … You’ve got a shoulder problem? Go strength train. You’ve got a knee problem? Go strength train. You’ve got a problem with your back? Go to the gym. They don’t say go for a run or swing a tennis racket. It’s the foundational premise for so many things.” Gilks, 46, decided to enter his

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first-ever bodybuilding competition as a personal fitness goal, and didn’t need to radically change his weightlifting routine to train. Basically he stuck to a stricter diet for a couple of weeks and worked with a posing coach leading up to the event. “My lifestyle allowed me to walk up there with slight changes to behaviour and actually enjoy a real

fun weekend…” he said. “All I had to do was drop a little bit of water and get sprayed down with some ghastly fake tan that made me look kind of demonic.” The spray tan improves the visibility of muscle definition under the stage lights, and whether it helped or not, Gilks left with a trophy and a positive experience. ◆ See ‘BODYBUILDER’ /B7

Cory Conway felt comfortable right away with the Timbermen, he said, and it looked like it. In the first period of his first game with the Nanaimo Coastal Windows Timbermen on Sunday, he was in synch with Scott Ranger and Kaleb Toth in the attacking zone. He was dishing behind-the-back passes, picking and rolling, running loop-the-loops. By game’s end, Conway, Ranger and Toth – Calgary Roughnecks teammates in the winter – had accounted for five of Nanaimo’s goals in a 7-4 win against the Coquitlam Adanacs. They have a lot more goals in them this season in the Western Lacrosse Association. Ranger and Toth have been with Nanaimo’s senior A lacrosse club since its formation, but Conway brings a whole other look to the right side. “He’s a great athlete, he sees the floor really well and he’s got a great shot,” said Toth. “He’s an all-around great offensive player and bringing THE NEWS BULLETIN him in was key Nanaimo Timbermen senior A for us to have lacrosse player Cory Conway success.” looks to pass the ball. The addition of Conway was something of a surprise move, though Timbermen general manager Earl Nicholson said it had been in the works for some time. Conway played three seasons with the Adanacs and was the WLA’s second-leading scorer last season. But the Victoria athlete said the Coquitlam organization was aware he didn’t want to stay on the mainland for the long haul. “We had agreements early on that it wasn’t going to be a permanent kind of thing…” Conway said. “So we knew there was a period of time and I guess that’s come to an end and it is what it is. We all just have to move on.” ◆ See ‘ALL-STAR’ /B2

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the West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association. Visiting teams who go to the Ladner Leisure Centre with anything less than a full complement of runners are bound to get beat up and worn down by game’s end. “They’ve always got a good team and they play like us, they play tough,” said Shawn Swanson, T-men veteran. “It’s chippy back and forth; it’s not a soft game like when you’re playing some of the other teams.”

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If the Pioneers get pushy, the Timbermen will push back, said Swanson. “But at the same time we’re playing a bit smarter of a game this year, a little bit cleaner game than we’ve played in the past,” he said. “Hopefully we can use that to our advantage.” GAME ON … Next home action for the T-men is a rematch with the Pioneers June 7 at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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◆ From /B1 Moving on should be easy now, as Conway got some closure right away. His first game with the T-men came against his former team and he scored a key goal and was chosen first star that night. “Anytime you’re playing against some of your friends … you’ve got to kind of put that aside,” he said. “Everybody’s out there trying to win a lacrosse game.” He’s prepared to do what it takes now to help Nanaimo win. Upon being traded this month, Conway said, he needed some time to reflect. He knew the Roughnecks wanted him to play summer lacrosse, so that was one reason to report to the Timbermen. But the major factor, he said, was that he knew the T-men had a “great group of guys” and he decided he wanted to join them. “I was excited for something new,” he said. Nanaimo will be something new. The Timbermen’s stable of right-handers means Conway might be asked to play a different sort of role than he played with the Adanacs last

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Coquitlam Adanacs player Brad Richardson checks Nanaimo Coastal Windows Timbermen opponent Cory Conway during Sunday night’s Western Lacrosse Association game at Frank Crane Arena.

year. That’s OK with him – he’s taken pride in developing his skills without the ball and wants to prove that he’s made strides in that area. “Anytime you’re with a different group of guys and there’s a different dynamic, you’re going to have different roles. I’m anticipating not carrying the ball as much and helping my teammates get open,” said Conway. “Everybody’s kind of unselfish, everybody’s working

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Motocross racer Dylan Delaplace navigates the track at Nanaimo’s Wastelands Motocross Park. The venue hosts a Canadian Motorsport Racing Club’s Motocross Nationals series stop Sunday (June 3).

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Wastelands Motocross Park, up Doumont hill on the outskirts of Nanaimo, used to just be a pit where people partied. They never partied like this. The motocross track hosts the first stop on the Canadian Motorsport Racing Club’s Motocross Nationals series this Sunday (June 3). “All the top riders are coming, from the West Coast to the East Coast and all the main manufacturers will have all their sponsored pro factory teams here,” said

Mark Swanwick, president of the Nanaimo Motocross Association. “It’s going to be quite a spectacle.” Colton Facciotti of St. Thomas, Ont. and Dusty Klatt of Campbell River are two of the favourites, but they’ll be challenged by a strong field of MX1 riders. The racers will also be challenged by the Wastelands track. “It’s a unique facility, there’s a lot of elevation changes,” Swanwick said. “For the fans, there’s very large jumps and it’s a very high-speed track.” Sunday’s main events include two MX1 races and two MX2 races s t a r t i n g at n o o n . Admission at the gate is $25 for adults and $15 for kids. sports@nanaimobulletin.com


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Region’s best golfers back It’s the toughest test in tournament golf for women of the region, and it keeps them coming back every year. The Nanaimo Women’s Mid-Island Amateur golf tournament tees off this Saturday and Sunday (June 2-3) at the Nanaimo Golf Club. Defending champion Christina Proteau of Port Alberni is the favourite, but she’ll be challenged by a field that includes four other for-

mer tournament winners: Alison Murdoch and Penny Baziuk of Victoria and Georgina Hermans and Jennifer Simons of Nanaimo. Other Nanaimoites in contention are Kim Evans and 13-year-old Shirin Anjarwalla. Prizes will be awarded to both low-gross and low-net winners and the top hole-inone prize this year is a 2012 Buick Verano from Laird Wheaton GM.

Gloria Shabbits, left, and Daryl Krepps of the Nanaimo Golf Club hope a golfer will win the top hole-in-one prize of a 2012 Buick Verano at the Mid-Island Amateur women’s tournament.

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Nanaimo Island Stone Timbermen junior women’s lacrosse player Toni Angell, right, drives to the net in a game last month at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.

Timbermen women tune up The Nanaimo Island Stone Supply Timbermen are hosting provincials, so they intend to be ready for that tournament. The junior women’s lacrosse team intensifies its season with a busy June schedule that will see the squad play eight games, four of them at home.

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◆ From /B1 Not everyone who walks into David Gilks’s Core Essentials fitness centre will be posing in a Speedo in two weeks’ time. And really, that’s not the point. Gilks grew up on a hobby farm in the Maritimes and helped his father with construction work from a young age. For him, weightlifting is intuitive. “My body had this rich environment to pull information from,” he said. “It’s like living in a bilingual family; same idea.” But he recognizes that for so many people in modern society, strength training isn’t intuitive at all. People tend to sit hunched over their desks at their computers for hours, and so even if they become inspired to start exercising, the body movements can feel awkward and the process can be overwhelming. “Eighty-five per cent just flounder because they have no idea where to start,” said Gilks. “And they’re not going to walk into a gym because there’s people like me wan-

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DODD’S FURNITURE OPENS IN NANAIMO Making people smile is the key to Gordy Dodd’s success. It’s a simple mission that drives his life and business. The iconic furniture store owner, well known for his unforgettable commercials and award winning philanthropy, claims that making people happy creates a better and stronger community and that means a healthier economy. Robert Bichlbauer, brings that vision to Dodd’s Furniture’s new store in the Applecross Center in Nanaimo as manager, senior designer and buyer. “We want to create long term relationships with clients and their families so we’ve put a lot of thought into every aspect of this store to make it accessible, comfortable and sustainable, starting with the renovations,” he said. The carpet is made in Canada, the lighting energy efficient and the paint eco-friendly and non-toxic. He’s even contacted local Island universities to find up and coming young artists. Wall space is donated and all proceeds go right to the artist. Bichlbauer is also quick to point out that many of the furniture pieces are made in Canada and in their Serta and Simmons mattress gallery, the largest in B.C., there are non-toxic, hypoallergenic mattresses. “We carry the iComfort sleep system by Serta, an antimicrobial and dust mite resistant memory foam gel technology that’s so comfortable to sleep on.” And with their large selection his staff makes sure you find the right mattress the first time. “Because a well rested customer is a satisfied customer.” There is a lot of pride going in to this store. “I have made Nanaimo my hometown,” Bichlbauer said and he wants to make it proud. He’s assembled a specialized team of local design experts who together with an experienced buying team keep a finger on the pulse of current trends in colour and design. “We buy smart, catching the trends early enough to get the best prices.” Keeping track of current design fashion isn’t limited to home furnishing. Bichlbauer will be creating the first ever commercial division and as senior designer will be overseeing projects in staging and show home treatments. For Bichlbauer the retail experience is undergoing a much-needed shift in thinking. “People work hard for their money so we want to give them a whole value experience from the time they enter

Gordy Dodd relaxes in the showroom of his new Nanaimo location. our store to when they leave with a smile on their face.” That fits right in with Gordy Dodd’s philosophy. Arriving in Canada in 1977, with little to his name, Dodd began with an idea and philosophy, to give back what the community gave to him. Now, whether it’s serving meals at a soup kitchen or wearing Star Trek Spock ears in one of his memorable commercials, promising “We won’t be undersold,” the

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Eye injuries can change a life forever Sunsets, movies, and smiles are all enjoyed through the sense of sight. Many don’t give a second thought to the fact that they are able to see through a healthy set of eyes, while in reality, blindness could be just an accident away and the loss of vision could change a life completely. A survey by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind reveals that an estimated 720,000 Canadians sustain an eye injury that requires medical attention per year. “Eye injuries can cause serious vision loss or even blindness, but most can be prevented,” said Gordon, CNIB’s vice-president of research. “People really need to think about protecting their eyes better not only at work, but also at home and while playing sports.” There are a few simple steps that

if taken, can prevent a life-changing eye injury: ◆ Read and follow instructions when using chemicals ◆ Point spray nozzles away from you ◆ Use grease shields on frying pans ◆ Turn your face away when uncorking soda or champagne style bottles ◆ Pick up rocks and stones before mowing the lawn ◆ Trim low-hanging branches in your yard ◆ Teach children how to safely handle knives, scissors, and pencils ◆ Keep harsh chemicals, spray cans, and glues out of a child’s reach ◆ Select toys and games suitable for a child’s age For more on eye safety, please go to www.cnib.ca/eyesafety

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The Nanaimo Port Authority’s Floating Boat and Marine Trade Show is looking ship shape. The eighth annual show runs this weekend (June 1-3) at the Nanaimo Boat Basin, noon to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. It features 32 yacht brokers, manufacturers and marine suppliers. “After seven shows, participating brokers understand this mar-

ket and cater to the needs of show attendees,” said David Mailloux, boat show manager. RCMP Coastal Watch, RCMP auxiliary, Nanaimo Power and Sail Squadron and Boat Smart Canada will be on hand so boaters can acquire on site the mandatory Pleasure Craft Operator Card. For more information, please go to www.npa.ca and click on marina events.

Staying in shape and leading a healthy lifestyle is important, with something as simple as a walk making a big difference. Nanaimo residents have the opportunity to join the Weight Watchers’ Walk-!t Challenge, a five-kilometre trek to get them on the road to better health. The walk takes place Sunday (June 3) at the Running Room at Country Club Centre at 8:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required at www.runningroom.com/weightwatchers.

Gardeners host question period Questions on everything from tomatoes to slugs will be up for discussion at the June 13 meeting of the Nanaimo Horticultural Society. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Nanaimo Ecumenical Centre, 6234 Spartan Dr., with a panel of gardening gurus answering all related questions. For more information, please e-mail nanaimohort@hotmail.com or go to www.nanaimohort.org.

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AAfrican goods help grannies assist others St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall on Chapel Street will bear a strong resemblance to an African marketplace on Saturday (June 2) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The NanGo Grannies, part of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, is hosting fair trade vendors of items made in Africa, handicrafts made by NanGo Grannies, a cafe and fashion shows of African inspired clothing. Fabric and crafts from Uganda, toys and household items from South Africa, jewelry from Kenya, baskets, shea butter lotion, sandals, clothing and handicrafts, note cards and the clothing featured in the fashion show are available to purchase. Admission is by donation amd all items sold benefit either the Stephen Lewis Foundation, or women in Africa who receive a fair price for their goods. Since 2005, the NanGo Grannies have raised more than $85,000 to support grandmothers in Africa caring for their grandchildren as a result of HIV/AIDS deaths.

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The Rotary Club of Lantzville’s second annual Helicopter Ball Drop at Fairwinds Golf Course takes place Friday (June 1).

Rotary drops the ball The Rotary Club of Lantzville’s latest fundraising effort drops from the sky this week. The second annual Helicopter Ball Drop at Fairwinds Golf Course in Nanoose takes place tomorrow (June 1). “It was a success in 2011 and it’s ramping up to be a success again this year,” said Don Tamelin, club past president. The Rotarians are selling 1,500 tickets for $20 each and the number on each ticket corresponds with the number on a ball to be dropped en masse onto a green from the helicopter. The five balls closest to the flag win the top prizes, including a grand prize of $2,500 cash. Anyone can enter the ball drop

and ticket holders do not have to be present to win. A $1,500 Quality Foods gift certificate, a $1,000 Woodgrove Centre gift certificate, one 20-game pass for golf at Fairwinds and a one-hour helicopter ride for three are also up for grabs. Last year, the inaugural event raised close to $20,000. This year’s goal is $30,000 to help Rotary’s efforts in the community. The ball drop is also the predinner show for the club’s annual golf tournament. Ticket sales close Friday morning. For more details about the drop, please go to www.lantzvillerotary.com. To buy tickets, please call Tamelin at 250-6185292.

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A VERY SPECIAL BOUQUET to Rylan, a kindergarten student from McGirr Elementary School, for donating his birthday money to the Justin Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund. You are a thoughtful and generous boy. A big thank you to your mom as well. You are both helping students fulfill their dreams of pursuing careers in medicine and allowing the memory of our son to live on. We are forever grateful. A GRATEFUL BOUQUET OF ROSES to all the volunteers who help at the community lunches held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church every Thursday. Without all 50 of them, it wouldn’t happen. A BOUQUET OF VIRTUAL FLOWERS to Tom Piros, School District 68’s safe schools coordinator, for his jaw-dropping cyber safety seminar for parents at Rutherford Elementary School. Social networking and texting isn’t going away, but thanks to inspiring and dedicated people like Tom, parents can learn about cyberbullying, the pros and cons of social media, and proactive communication with our kids. A HUGE BOUQUET to Dale (doogie) and everyone at Steve Marshall Ford. I can’t say enough thanks for the amazing customer service you all provide. I am so happy with my new vehicle and you guys are always there to answer any questions I have. A BOUQUET to the Candy Crushers junior roller derby team for all their hard work and determination and for being the coolest group of girls around.

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A HUGE BOUQUET to the parents who support their children in their various sports. It’s so nice to see parents who come out and cheer on their kids and make them feel special. Your kids are lucky to have you. THANK YOU to Calvin and staff at Acme Food Co. The room for the magical mystery duo performance was awesome, the food and service fantastic and our guests were impressed with your venue. Everyone enjoyed the evening. We look forward to coming back and entertaining again. From the magical mystery duo. A HUGE, GRATEFUL BOUQUET to Dr. Sertic and the staff at Country Club Dental Centre. You will never find a group of professionals like them who are genuinely there to help people, not just fill their pockets. Not too many people can say a dentist has left their client in tears of gratitude. A BOUQUET OF WET DOGGIE KISSES to the nice man who came to the rescue and helped me pull my panicking Labrador puppy out of the water by the dock recently. I don’t know who was more surprised that she jumped in, me or her. Your willingness to help fish her out so quickly was appreciated. Sorry if you got a bit wet. A HUGE BOUQUET to Jack at Advantage Fitness Warehouse for assisting me by telephone and not charging me a service call to diagnose a simple fuse problem on my wife’s treadmill. Your assistance and honesty is much appreciated.

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A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to the beautiful little girl dressed in pink who handed me a bouquet of pink tulips while I was shopping in HomeSense. Her wonderful mother explained to me that she was teaching her daughter about random acts of kindness. You made me feel so special. A HUGE BOUQUET to Peter Richards and Ron at the Mobility Store on Mostar for their heroic efforts to install new brakes on my walker. Your service is amazing. A BOUQUET to the passengers and Blue Bus driver who helped a woman get to Nanaimo to see her dying mother on Mother’s Day. I lived in West Vancouver for several years, for a while right next door to the old bus depot, and know first hand about the kindness not only of the Blue Bus drivers, but also of the entire staff and management. They helped me out, without me even asking for it, on more than one occasion.

A BEEF F to drivers who use the Save-On-Foods entrance at Terminal Park to pull U-turns, cutting off drivers turning into the gas station. One driver I saw do this recently had a coffee in hand. A BEEF F to people who destroy roadside memorials. It sure took a lot of effort to steal the cross at Spruston Road and the Island Highway. It was deliberately desecrated. Someone knows who did it – they needed a truck to haul it away. A BROOM BEEF F about the empty lot near the corner of Uplands and McRobb streets. All the trees were cut down and now there is a massive field of blooming broom. I can’t breathe and my eyes are red. A BEEF F to cashiers who hand out change piled on top of bills so when customers try to put the change away, it slides off the bills and onto the floor.

A BOUQUET. Everyone needs a local mechanic you can trust. Such a man is Rob at Vans Garage on Townsite Road. He has been kind, helpful and knowledgeable about our family of cars. Stop by and meet Rob and judge for yourself. A BOUQUET OF MOTHER MARY ROSES to Linda, owner of Dixies Thrift Store on Albert Street, who went above and beyond the call of duty in allowing me to take home a phone until my disability cheque came in. Also thanks for the gift of the Eagle broach. Namaste. KUDOS to Staples Business Depot for their new recycling program for office supplies, especially the introduction of all brands of pens, markers, mechanical pencils and highlighters. The only similar program is at Vancouver Island University. Keep the drop-off display near the entrance so that customers can see it. A SPECIAL THANK YOU to the City of Nanaimo for helping save our kitty, who was trapped in a storm drainage system for three days. A HEARTFELT THANK YOU to Dean Robinson and his team for all the hard work and kindness. A BEEF to my neighbour for shooting his pellet gun at birds. I’d like to sit in my backyard this year.

A BEEF F to the city for the gravel used at the beach volleyball courts at Bowen Park. The savings from using gravel rather than sand means the players’ feet are getting cut up and their bodies scratched. Not much fun. STEAMING PILES OF BAD KARMA to the person who scraped the side of my car while it was parked at Woodgrove Centre recently. I am a senior on a fixed income who must now pay an insurance deductible of several hundred dollars for damage I did not cause. BEEFS to the people who use the Neck Point Park parking lot to do their “exchanges”. Keep Neck Point clean. AN ANGRY BEEF F to the transit system officials. You cut buses and increased rates, now you want to give back what you cut and increase rates again. You have a lot of nerve. A BEEF F to the businesses that use the Beefs & Bouquets pages to promote themselves.

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It is with sadness that we announce the passing of George Hoar at Lionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gate Hospital on May 25, 2012 at the age of 74. George is remembered by his loving wife, Margaret. He is sadly missed by his children: Sharleen (David Motherwell), Corinne (Bernard) Cordukes, Melanie and Jordan. George was an adoring grandfather to Alexandra and Holden. He is survived by his brother, Robert, and in-laws Carol and Peter Snoeck. He is also survived by the many relatives and friends whose lives he touched. George was born in Vancouver (B.C.) and raised in Franklin River (B.C.). After graduating from UBC with a civil engineering degree (1960), George achieved a distinguished career in road and heavy construction, working for Peter Kiewit & Sons (Edmonton, 1960 - 1983), Ledcor Industries (Vancouver, 1983 - 2000), and 360 Atlantic (Barbados, 2000 - 2002) and serving with the Alberta (Chairman,1978) and B.C. Road Builder Association. George will be remembered for his generosity, his love for all people, his wisdom, and the twinkle in his eye. A Memorial Service will be held in Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s honour on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm., at St. Davidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s United Church, 1525 Taylor Way, West Vancouver, B.C. Friends, associates, and family are welcome to share stories in celebration of his life. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, donations can be made to Lionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gate Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences can be made through www.hollyburnfunerals.com. The family extends a special thanks to Dr. Taub (Columbia University), Dr. Klimo, and the Lionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gate Hospital Oncology staff for their care and treatment of George through his illness. For those wishing to share a memory of George, please go to www. hollyburnfunerals.com Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221



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Dean McLean Dean, 47, an avid KISS ARMY member since 1976, passed away suddenly on May 26, 2012. Predeceased by his mom Winnie and Moe; he is survived by his siblings Debbie (George), Judy (Kevan), Terry, Lyn, Colin and Gloria. His nieces and nephews Todd, Barclay, Christine, Carin, Charles, Jessika, Denham, Dustin, Shane, Rick and Len, plus numerous great nieces and nephews. Dean will be greatly missed by many friends, among them Ian, Bobbi-Jean and Shaun.

Jaaklelainen, Pirkko Tuulikki

a resident of Nanaimo passed away at Dufferin Place on May 26th, 2012 age 78 years. She is survived by her husband, Levi; son, John Tuomola; grandchildren, Lauren and Kaytee; great grandchildren, Bayley and Dameian. Funeral will be held at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1720 Bowen Rd (off Townsite) Nanaimo, BC. Tuesday June 5th, 2012 at 2:00pm. Reception following. First Memorial Funeral Services 250-754-8333

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It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to John. John was pre-deceased by his daughter, Debra, on Nov. 7, 2011. He leaves behind his high school sweetheart and wife, Elinor; his son, Colin and Angela; 3 grandchildren: Erica, Willis, & John; brother Ken (Betty); sister, Edith (Ted) and their families. John was born and raised in South End, Nanaimo. At 15 he entered the transporp tation industry and retired from it 50 years later. As a Mason, John served twice as Past Master of Doric Lodge, g No 18 (1985 & 1988). He also served as D.D.G.M. of District No 5 (1996). For many years he volunteered as a cancer car driver. In a 2012 celebration he was honoured with a 60-year pin. Thank you y to Dr. Collins and the 4th ďŹ&#x201A;oor staff at Kiwanis Village Lodge for their compassionate care. Funeral: 1:30 p.m., Saturday, June 2 at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1720 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, donations may be made to Nanaimo Community Hospice Society, 1729 Boundary Ave., Nanaimo, BC, V9X 4P3

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Bradleyy Robert Mitchell Mar. 17, 1984 - May 29, 2011 GONE FISHING

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The work includes the supply of all materials, labour, and equipment to install: • Approximately 85 lineal meters of 900 mm concrete storm sewer • Manholes, headwalls and catchbasins Tender documents will be available at the office of Koers & Associates Engineering Ltd., 194 Memorial Ave., Parksville, BC, after 2:00 pm on Monday, May 28, 2012, on payment of $100.00 plus HST per set. This payment is non-refundable. Cheques should be made payable to Koers & Associates Engineering Ltd. Technical enquiries regarding the project shall be directed to Phil Stewart, P.Eng, Project Engineer, Koers & Associates Engineering Ltd., at telephone 250-248-3151; fax 250-248p g 5362; or email pstewart@koers-eng.com. Award of the contract is subject to sufficient budget funds being available for the project. The proposed project superintendent, subcontractors, schedule of completion, size of workforce, proposed equipment, previous experience, and submission of suitable references from other municipalities on other similar sized projects will all be considered in review and acceptance of the tender. Tenders must be accompanied by the specified Bid Bond, payable to the District of Lantzville. The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. The District of Lantzville reserves the right to waive informalities in or reject any or all tenders, or accept the tender deemed most favourable in the interests of the District, as detailed in this invitation and the tender documents. Tenders not conforming to the specified requirements may be returned to the Tenderer without consideration.

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 fleet of Cat dozers, graders and rock trucks plus Deere/Hitachi excavators. You will work at our Modern Shop at Edson, Alberta with some associated field work. Call Contour Construction at (780)723-5051 BARTENDERS & SERVERSexperienced, P/T or F/T. Please call 250-468-1735. ELECTRICIAN JOURNEYMAN position, Port Hardy. Residential, commercial, industrial installations & maintenance. Require valid driver’s licence, electrician trade certificate & BCTQ. Send resume: fax 250-949-9230 or email kkelec@cablerocket.com. FOOD SAFE level 1, Sunday, June 3. Cashier training, June 2/3, Nanaimo. Next training, July 8. Charlayne 250-7291510, forefront@telus.net FULL-TIME LANDSCAPE Maintenance Personnel required for growing Landscape company. Must have experience in the industry, work well with others and posses a valid D.L. Horticultural training /diploma an asset. Email resume to: acerlandscaping@shaw.ca

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Signed tenders marked “Tender for District of Lantzville, Lantzville Road Culvert Replacement” will be received at the office of Koers & Associates Engineering Ltd., PO Box 790, 194 Memorial Ave., Parksville, BC V9P 2G8, up to 2:00 pm local time, on Friday, June 15, 2012, after which time they will be opened in public.

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STRUCTURLAM PRODUCTS Ltd., located in beautiful Penticton, B.C. is seeking experienced Timber Framers. For more information and to apply, please visit our website @ www.sales@structurlam.com

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

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Nootka Sound Timber, based on Nootka Island, has an immediate opening for a salaried Equipment Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for all maintenance and replacement of equipment plus land based and barge camp facilities, supervision and hiring of mechanics, purchasing of parts and services and related short and long term equipment and maintenance planning. The successful candidate should have extensive coastal logging maintenance experience, supervisory experience, strong interpersonal skills, a commitment to safety and the ability to work in a high energy environment. Nootka Sound Timber logs 300,000 m3 annually and is based at Kendrick Arm on Nootka Island. Please submit your resume to: Nootka Sound Timber Co. Ltd. Fax: 250-594-1198 Email: jacqui@beban.bc.ca SHARECOST RENTALS & SALES, NANAIMO has two job vacancies: RENTAL CLERK: Point of sale experience required - knowledge of rental equipment and/or landscaping material an asset. SHOP ASSISTANT: Must have experience servicing small gas engine machines - bobcat and forklift experience an asset. If you have excellent customer service skills and are able to work weekends, submit your resume to jobs@sharecost.ca, fax 250 758-0641, or in person at 1716 Northfield Road

T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. Contact Tyson Lambert. Mail: 5791 Duncan Bay Road, Campbell River BC V9H 1N6 Fax: 2502 8 6 - 9 5 0 2 Email: tysonlambert@tmar.com

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THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Experienced Boom man • Grapple Yarder Operator • Hooktender • Off Highway Logging Truck Driver • Heavy Duty Mechanics Full time with union rates and benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-9564888 or email to office@lemare.ca.

LEGAL VINING SENINI requires a legal assistant/secretary for a lawyer in our Personal Injury and Commercial Litigation Practice. Requirements - superior computer skills in Excel, Word, Adobe and ability to manage files electronically. Organizational and people skills including dealing with clients are essential. Background experience in litigation would be an asset, but is not required. Please forward resumes in confidence to: jfollis@viningsenini.com

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

PERSONAL SERVICES HEALING ARTS FITNESS TRAINER Massage Private studio downtown. Richard 250-668-3714

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Nanaimo News Bulletin Thursday, May 31, 2012 PERSONAL SERVICES

PERSONAL SERVICES

PERSONAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

FINANCIAL SERVICES

FINANCIAL SERVICES

ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

GARDENING

HOME REPAIRS

FRIENDLY FRANK

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

NEED HELP with QuickBooks? Quick Help Bookkeeping Services. Please call Dudley at 250-468-5646.

TREE PRUNING HEDGE/SHRUB MAINTENANCE

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

2 DUSTY rose velour swivel chairs, good cond. $25. ea. (250)390-1833.

LANDSCAPING

CRAFTSMAN’S TABLE saw, $80, used very little. Call (250)756-7959.

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LEGAL SERVICES

or call 1 (250)713-5622

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Our 47-week Dental Assistant II Program will prepare graduates to meet or exceed the requirements for a Dental Assistant Level II in British Columbia.

CLEANING SERVICES MR. SPARKLE CLEANING SERVICES “Since 1992” Roof Demossing, Vinyl Siding, Gutter & Window Cleaning

www.mrsparkle.net 250-714-6739

Call Jonathan

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

COMPUTER SERVICES COMPUTER PRO $40 Service call. Mobile Certified Tech. Gaming PC sales. Senior’s: $30 p/hr. 250-802-1187 U-NEED-A-NERD Friendly onsite professional computer, website and design services. Jason is BACK! 250-585-8160 or visit: jasonseale.com

EAVESTROUGH BRAD’S HOME Detailing. Cleaning vinyl siding by brush. De-mossing roofs. Gutter cleaning/repairs. Windows. Power Washing. Insured. Free estimates. Brad 250-619-0999

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

GARDENING

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Funding may be available.

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

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.

HAULING AND SALVAGE FREE QUOTES. Same Day Rubbish Removal, yard waste etc. $40 & up + disposal fees. Moving, deliveries, demolition, pruning. Jason 250-668-6851

JUNK TO THE DUMP. Jobs Big or small, I haul it all! I recycle & donate any useable items to local charities. Call Sean, 250-741-1159.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS ACORN HOME SERVICES Home improvements. Repairs. Doors/windows. Custom made arbors, decks, sunrooms, awnings, fences & lots more! Garry, 250-591-7474. www.acornhomeservices.ca AGILE HOME REPAIR & Improvement. Fully insured, interior/exterior repairs and upgrades. Ian 250-714-8800.

PAINTING A-ONE PAINTING and Wallpapering. Serving Nanaimo for 28 years . Senior Discount. Free estimates. 250-741-0451 PROFESSIONAL PAINTING Services. Residential and Commercial. Seniors discount. Prompt and free estimates. Call (250)714-8695.

Small Island Painting

Interior ~ Exterior FREE ESTIMATES.

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

PLUMBING

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Richard 250-729-7809

SALES

SALES

Funding may be available.

2575 Bowen Road, Nanaimo

MULTI-PURPOSE TABLE, w/adjustable legs, 47”x31.5” $50. Call (250)756-0645. PATIO umbrella (Costco) 8.5’, no base, $25. Toddler booster seat, $10. (250)756-4192.

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.

3 seater natural wood light blue, rose floral couch, 2 seater beige hide-a-bed, ruttan swivel chair navy cushions, book stands. Call (778)441-0025. 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

ALL TRADES- Home updates? Hardwood, Tile, Laminate, Kitchen & Bath Renos. All exterior Roofing, Siding, Decks & Fencing. References available. 250-722-0131.

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

FURNITURE

GARY FORTIN’S HAULING. One call does it all. Clean-up and disposal. (250) 618-1413.

If you know you have what it takes to be successful in sales then please apply in person with a resume and ask for Randy or Roy.

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www.westcoastfountains.ca

MALTA. CENTRAL ISLAND moves to Victoria. BBB member. Toll free 1(866)224-2754.

PROGRAM STARTS STARTS SOON OON IN PARKSVILLE PARKSV PARK PA K VIL LLE L L

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See your dreams become reality! Tony 250-741-6646

HUBCITY MOVERS- 2 men w/cube van. $75/hr. or $325 for a bachelor. (250)753-0112.

RENOVATE NOW! QUALITY YARD CARE Clean-up, lawn & garden maintenance, hedge trimming. Free Estimates. Licenced. (250)616-4286, (250)751-1517

DEMELO LANDSCAPING

WHAT DO you need done? Call Odd Job Bob. (250)7543269 or 713-0873.

We offer an extensive training program for our Sales Team with continued personal development on a weekly basis. As a fast growing competitive company we also offer benefits and an attractive compensation plan. Preference will be given to those with a background in furniture or electronics sales.

CALL ALL NOW! A NOW NO N W W!!

Your Career Starts Here

HANDYMAN/ CARPENTER looking for projects. Please call 250-714-6654 or see website: spindriftventures.com

Kia is Growing! Our brand is rapidly expanding in the automotive market. Harris Kia is currently looking for 2 self motivated individuals to join our team. These individuals must be able to adapt to a fast paced environment that is very dynamic and constantly changing. Kia is experiencing record growth and features new and award winning product lines.

Job Securitty Great Wage es Career Opp portunities 100% of a recent graduating g class found jobs before e graduation.

Small class size es with a hands-on appro oach to learning.

HANDYPERSONS

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HEALTH HEALT TH CARE ASSISTTANT ASSISTANT • • • •

Ivan 250-758-0371

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

CALL NOW!

Your Career Starts Here

Call the qualified specialist... certified Garden Designer/Arborist

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

(250) 667-1189

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.

PETS PETS FEMALE AND male miniature piebald brindle wire haired pups. $500. Vet checked, family raised, first shot. Call 250-754-4431 Sharon. GREAT DANE (Pure bred puppies), ready for a good home June 8th. No papers. $800 each. (250)751-0839.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FREE ITEMS

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY OWNER REDUCED: Jaynes Rd., Duncan, 4 bdrm, 2 bath, w/in-law suite, new custom kitchen & baths, windows & deck. 8 Appl’s incl. $369,900. Open to offers. (250)748-3007

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PETS

PETS

Call: 1-250-616-9053

MISSING

Our little buddy, “Ben,” was lost from Outlook Chalet Kennel at 1935 Morello Road on Thursday, May 17, 2012. He is shy and suffers from fear-aggression which may make him appear unfriendly, which he is NOT. He also has arthritis so may be in pain. Any information would be very appreciated. Call DAVID – 250-741-4268. Thanks!


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GARAGE SALES

10 Family Garage Sale at The Lazy T Ranch at

HAMMOND BAY: 5529 Clipper Dr., Sat., June 2nd, 8-1pm. Furniture, cookbooks, kitchen, misc. Good prices!

N. NANAIMO, 6411 Invermere Rd., Sat & Sun, June 2 & 3, 10am (both days). Moving/Downsizing Sale. Tons of woman’s petite clothes, housewares, furniture, fishing & sporting equipment, records, CD’s, electronics, camping & boating equipment. Super low prices, everything has to go. No early birds!

3576 Jinglepot Rd.

Fri. Jun 1, 9am-3pm Sat. Jun 2, 9am-3pm Golf balls, kids books, toys and clothes, pictures, mirrors, Harlequin Romance, cowboy books, fishing tackle, ceramic plant pots, baby stroller and much more.

ALTRUSA FUND RAISER HUGE GARAGE SALE Sat, June 2nd, 8am-2pm All proceeds go to women & children in Nanaimo. Vast array of items including hsehld, fun things, puzzles, plants. You’re sure to find something! Come have fun and help our community. 4814 Black Bear Ridge Rutherford-Vanderneuk. 2k’s, follow signs. 250-758-2903.

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

Hot dogs, pop, coffee/tea

#10 Buttertubs Dr. ~Tables, $10 call 250-753-5031~

Indoors. All welcome! CEDAR2150 RADZIUL Place, June 2 & 3, 9 & 10, 10am-4pm. Estate Sale! Furniture, tools & household goods and much more. CINNABAR VALLEY (Country Hills Subdivision), White Blossom Way area, Sat, June 2nd, 9am-2pm. Multi Family Neighbourhood Garage Sale. Something for everyone. DEPARTURE BAY1690 Bowstring Close, Sat, June 2, 9am-1pm. Moving Sale! Furniture, Karaoke machine, patio set, misc items, kid’s toys, too much to list! DEPARTURE BAY- Sat & Sun, June 2 & 3, 9am-3pm. Household items, vacuums, sm appliances, garden tools, golf clubs, fitness equip, wine making equip and much more. 2450 Holyrood Dr. Divers Lake: 2 Family Sale. Sat, June 2, 8:30-2. Hsehold, bikes, clothes, books, games, tools. 2320 Rosstown Rd. DIVERS LAKE: Sat, June 2, 8am-12 noon. Misc household items, kid’s stuff and much more! 4600 Bates Rd.

ESTATE SALE 5257 HAMMOND BAY RD, NANAIMO, BC. Hosted By SMART MOVE Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri May 29, 30, 31 & June 1 Starts 10am. Lots of new items! A sale you don’t want to miss!

See our website for photos.

www.smartmoveservices.ca

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

HAMMOND BAY- 5536 Norton Rd (high side of Norasea) Sat, June 2, 8am-3pm.

HOSPITAL AREA- back parking lot- 1480 Boundary Cres, Sat, June 8, 9 to 3pm. Variety of items: movies, books, gazebo, paint sprayer, some tools. HOSPITAL AREA: Sat, June 2nd, 8am-12 noon. Household items, tools, toys. 1113 Thunderbird Dr. HUGE GARAGE SALE & Spring Fair Fundraiser for Nanaimo Parent Participation Preschool. Toys, baby items, clothing, kitchenware, furniture& much more! Saturday, June. 2, 11am-2pm, Brechin United Church, 1998 Estevan Rd., Nanaimo. LANTZVILLE: 6966 Peterson Rd., Sat, & Sun, 8am-3pm. Moving, everything must go! Antiques, collectable’s, heirlooms, furniture, lamps, dishes, picture frames, too much to list! Rain or shine! LANTZVILLE LARGE Yard Sale, Fri & Sat, June 1 & 2, 9am-4pm. Lots of stuff! 6917 Owen Rd (near Pioneer Park) LANTZVILLE. MOVING, Must sell. Saturday & Sunday, June 2 & 3, 9:30am-4:30pm. Household goods, clothing, tools, RV items, furniture & more! 6735 Philip Road. LANTZVILLE SPRING SALE! Saturday June 2, 8am-4pm. Various household items. 7065 Aulds Road. MASSIVE MULTI CLIENT ESTATE SALE held at Fine Point Antiques Parksville. Jun 1, 2 & 3 (10-5). Everything goes in 3 days. Selling wholesale. 100’s of antiques & collectables, furniture, designer clothing, costume jewelry & too much to list. Photo’s posted at www.finepointantiques.com. or call 250-616-9908 NANAIMO- 210 Stewart Ave, Sat, June 2, 10am-2pm. Multifamily. Collectibles, clothing, crib, computer chair & desk, vintage toys, dolls, many new items. No Early Birds! NANAIMO- 2745 Goldfinch Cres, June 2, 8am-1pm. Multifamily! Furniture, clothing, open stock esthetics, fitness equip, motorcycle gear. Lots of great stuff. No early birds! NANOOSE: 2379 Evanshire Cres., Sat., June 2nd, 7:30-11:30am. Moving sale.

N.NANAIMO. GIANT SALE, Some antiques. Saturday June 2nd, 8am-1pm. 818 Athena Place, off Invermere. N. NANAIMO: Saturday, June 2, 8am-1pm. Toddler bed, children’s clothing, tools, child’s bike, raft. 4939 Denford Place. NORTH NANAIMO: 3209 Willowmere Cres., Sat., 8-1pm. Girls clothes (0-5yrs), children’s toys, household misc.

NORTH NANAIMO Small Estate Sale 4607 Fairwinds Place Sat, June 2, 9am-3pm Lots of stuff. Everything must go! QUARTERWAY: 244 Tahoe Ave., Sat., June 2nd, 9-1pm. Lawnmower, tools, lift chair, bedrail, raised toilet seat and rail, records, crafts, playpen, dog kennel, and misc... SATURDAY & SUNDAY June 2 & 3, 8am-2pm. Closed photo business: new frames, camera bags, stuffed promo animals, glass store doors, shelves, mattings, photo albums and more! Closed clothing business: odds n’ ends, garment racks, cutting table, fabric rack, fabric, older industrial sewing machine, parts & tables. Household goods: lawnmowers, weights, hardwood flooring, Yamaha 250 14,000 km, like new 15’ canoe, children’s toys, and free coffee. Rain or shine. 2353 Rosstown Road. SOUTH NANAIMO: 482 Deering St., Sat & Sun, June 2 & 3 9am-4pm. Moving/Downsizing Sale. Furniture, collectibles & much, much, much, more. Rain or Shine! SOUTH OF Airport- 13230 Code Rd, Sat & Sun, June 2 & 3, 8am-4pm. Rain or Shine. Multi-family Sale! The Highlands, Arbour Lane & Arbour Crescent Multi-Family Sale. Sat, June 2, 9am-1pm

N. NANAIMO, 6453 Taluswood Plc., Sat, June 2, 8am12pm. 6 chinese area rugs, copper cooking utensils, small framed pictures, wine cooler, dining room knick-knacks, Barbie dolls and accessories.

UPLANDS AREA, Saturday June 2, 9am-1pm. Household & garden items, furn, tools, children books & adult books. 3751 Howden Dr.

GARAGE SALES

GARAGE SALES

Code Brew & Friends of The Foundation

GARAGE SALE

Stop by to p purchase a “treasure” or a hot dog and pop. Saturday & Sunday, June 2 & 3 10 am - 3 p pm 1733 Northfield Rd. All p proceeds g go to The Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation

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RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

APARTMENT/CONDO

COTTAGES

OFFICE/RETAIL

SUITES, UPPER

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

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

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

150 PROMENADE- 2 bdrms, $1450. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

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.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

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

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. HOSPITAL AREA- 1 & 2 bedroom, free heat/hot water. Starting at $700. Laundry facilities, wheelchair access, non smoking units, no pets. Call onsite Manager at 250-7163305. LONG LAKE MANOR, 3108 Barons Rd. 1 bdrm, close to all amenities. 250-751-1341 LUXURIOUS OLD City condo. Newly renovated 2 B/R. Great building, 5 appl. F/P N/P, N/S $850. 250-754-2207 NANAIMO, 1275 Dufferin Cres Across Gen Hospital. 1 & 2 Bdrms from $675/mo. Call Carman 250-740-1002 NANAIMO OCEAN view Downtown. 1 bdrm + den. Senior friendly, secure parking. 6 appls, laundry rm. Refs & lease req’d. NS/NP. $950. Avail July 1st. 250-591-8886. NANAIMO. SPOTLESS, quiet 1 Bedroom suite $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.

BRECHIN: BRIGHT 2-bdrm. exec walk-out, yard, carport. 5 appls. NS/NP. Refs req’d. $895 + utils. (250)754-2490. DEPARTURE BAY, fully finished duplex, 3 bdrms, 1.5 bath, laminate throughout, 4 new appls, lrg ocean view sundeck, beautifully landscaped, N/S, pets cons, ref’s req’d, $1400 mo + utils, avail immed. 250-734-1003, 250-819-5883. NORTH NANAIMO. 3-bdrm, 2 bath. Clean, bright family home. New carpet/paint, W/D hookup. Close to amenities. $975. Pls call 250-758-4871. S.NANAIMO. RENO’D 3-Bdrm 1.5 bath + rec room, SxS. W/D, N/S, pet neg. $1050.+ utils. July 1. 250-754-6514.

HOMES FOR RENT 1624 BLACKSTONE Place- 3 bdrms, $1450. 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 481 MILTON- 3 bdrms, $995. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com OCEANVIEW EXEC- 5 acres, 3bdrm, 2bath, custom kitchen, 6 appli’s, FP, lrg patio, RV parking. Jinglepot area. N/P, N/S, Avail. July 1st. $1,800 250-585-4776. COLLEGE- 3BDRM, 1000 sq ft, 5 new appls, windows, fenced yard, sunroom, deck, carport. NS/NP. Refs. July 1. $1100. (250)754-1511 JINGLEPOT/COLLEGE4 bdrms, 2bath, ocean/mountain views, lrg deck, dble carport, landscaped garden, park trail access. F/S, W/D. NS/NP. $1650+ utils. 250-741-1261. 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.

RENT-TO-OWN

NO Mortgage Required!

250-754-2936

Do you want a comfy family home but have bad credit or are self-employed - bank won’t give you a mortgage? GOOD NEWS! You can still own your own home!! We will “rent-to-own” you this nice home: 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 levels, great layout for students, 7th St., near Park Ave, close to University. Rent $1600/mo. Deposit required (negotiable). Avail July 1. www.WeSellHomesBC.com Call: 250-616-9053

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

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.

250-758-1246

QUARTERWAY 1BDRM level entry, 55+ or disabled. $575. includes cable. Avail now. 250-616-8755.

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

Convenient and

Effective No, it’s not a briefcase, it’s the Nanaimo News Bulletin Classifieds. Call today to place your ad

310-3535

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

SHARED ACCOMMODATION CASSIDY, LOVELY 1.5 private acres, 2 bdrm w/ bathroom upstairs, kitchen, huge patio, bbq, walk to river, just off TCH $800. 250-245-0014.

SUITES, LOWER 1 BDRM suite for rent on bus route, blocks from Departure Bay Beach 10 ft ceilings, private parking. Quiet renters, n/s n/p, ref required. $700, includes util & internet, Avail: June 1st. Call 619-8261. 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. 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 C. NANAIMO: Very spacious, clean 1 bdrm bsmt suite. Own W/D, priv entr, incls utils, 2 minute walk to major bus route. NS/NP. $700 mo. June 1st or 15th. Call 250-667-1221 DEPARTURE BAY area: sml 1bdrm suite, all utils incl. plus satellite TV and internet. $650. (250)751-3694 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 SOUTH End. Level entry sunny 1000 sq ft 2 bdrm. Full bath, large deck. REF’S REQ’D. $750./mo. 40% hydro. (778)883-8703. Avail. now.

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Nanaimo News Bulletin Thursday, May 31, 2012

10,000 , People! p One Place! One Purpose! Coast Capital Savings and the Nanaimo Child Development Centre invite you to the

28th Annual Silly Boat Regatta Join us at Maffeo Sutton Park for a fun and exciting family event in support of a special cause – our children! With over 300 children on our waitlist – now is the time to get involved!

Presenting P resenting SSponsor ponsor Coast Capital Savings is once again the SAVINGS Presenting Sponsor for the Silly Boat Regatta. As a generous and committed supporter of the Silly Boat Regatta and of the Nanaimo community, their support helps make another year chock full of fun, entertainment, and laughs! Join Coast Capital Savings in Wally’s World, an area where families can enjoy fun activities and games for free. You just might get to meet Coast Capital’s aquatic mascot, Wally the Whale.

Children’s C hildren’s T Tent ent SSponsor ponsor McDonald’s Restaurants is this year’s Children’s Tent Sponsor. This is an excellent venue for children to play in the McDonald’s Sport Zone, which features a variety of sport-oriented activities to promote healthy and active lifestyles.

Children’s C hildren’s M Mini ini R Regatta egatta Sponsor Sponsor Presen nting Sponsor:

Gold Sponsors: Children s Tent Sponsor: Children’s

Major Food Sponsor:

Mini Regatta Sponsor:

h hild Woodgrove Centre sponsors the Children’s Minii Regatta where children are able to build mini boats and participate in fun games and activities. Woodgrove Centre is a great partner to the Nanaimo Child Development Centre by providing year-round support through fundraising initiatives.

Entertainment E ntertainment Sponsor Sponsor

Entertainment Sponsor:

W.R. Addison Loading & Hauling Ltd. makes it possible to provide a wide array of local musicians and entertainers at the Lion’s Pavilion and on the Main Stage, located in front of Swy-A-Lana Lagoon.

Silver Sponsors:

Major M ajor F Food ood SSponsor ponsor Thrifty Foods is on board again as the Major Food Sponsor by generously providing financial support and an ample supply of food and refreshments to the teams, volunteers and spectators.

Media Sponsors:

Bronze Sponsor:

Boat Building 8 am • Races 1-3 pm ENTER A TEAM • ORGANIZE A FUNDRAISER VOLUNTEER

For more information • 250-753-0251 ext. 227 michelle@nanaimocdc.com • www.sillyboat.com Leonard Krog M.L.A.

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(Nanaimo) 4-77 Victoria Crescent Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 5B9 Hours: Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Telephone: 250-714-0630 leonard.krog.mla@leg.bc.ca www.leonardkrog-mla.ca

Proud to be a supporter of the Silly Boat Regatta

Nanaimo News Bulletin, May 31, 2012  

May 31, 2012 edition of the Nanaimo News Bulletin

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