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A&B Sound closed its Nanaimo location with little warning on July 23, 2008, just a few months before the entire retail chain collapsed. The store’s home, the big purple building on prime downtown real estate, continues to sit empty and garner little interest for redevelopment. TOBY GORMAN THE NEWS BULLETIN

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‘Barney Building’ sitting idle BY TOBY GORMAN THE NEWS BULLETIN

Four years after closing its doors as Nanaimo’s A&B Sound electronics retailer, the downtown purple eyesore commonly referred to as the ‘Barney Building’ continues to fall into disrepair with little interest from potential buyers. The large, windowless build-

ing is located on prime real estate at Commercial Street and Terminal Avenue, downtown Nanaimo’s busiest intersection. A&B Sound closed the location with little warning on July 23, 2008, just a few months before the entire retail chain collapsed. At its peak, A&B Sound had 21 locations in western Canada. Nanaimo’s location opened in 1990.

“I’ve had the question a million times, ‘why isn’t it moving?’” said Brad Bailey, an agent for Colliers International, which has the listing. “The condition of the building at the moment isn’t great so it makes for a very difficult repair or upgrade. It would take a tremendous amount of money and it might even make more sense for it to be a build-to-suit because reha-

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Bus ridership edges upward realigning routes covering downtown, Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo Regional Nanaimo Regional Transit is General Hospital and B.C. Ferries, keeping busy providing commuters but Pearce said the ridership with an alternative mode of increase also applies to January transportation. and February prior to the service The numbers are up about 10,000 increase. riders per month from January to “Looking at it monthly there June last year, a trend that appears are different trends. Some months to be happening provincewide. are down and some are quite a B.C. Transit’s 2011-12 bit higher. We do reduce numbers show ridership service in the summer around the province months because university increased 0.7 per cent students aren’t around and from the previous year people are on vacation,” to 51.6 million trips. B.C. he said. “But the feedback transit serves all of the we’re getting from the province outside of Metro passengers and the Vancouver. drivers is that the buses Nanaimo Regional are really busy. Before, Transit’s fiscal year runs the crowds would be on January to December, one or two buses, but now PEARCE while B.C. Transit works they’re dispersed between April to March. different routes because Daniel Pearce, Regional District they have more choices.” of Nanaimo manager of transit B.C. Transit ridership numbers operations, said in order to compare across Vancouver Island included apples to apples, Nanaimo tracks its 29 per cent for the Cowichan Valleyridership monthly. Victoria commuter service, 15 per “Our tracking shows we’ve been cent for the Cowichan Valley and averaging 205,000 riders per month, nine per cent for Campbell River. or a five-per cent increase,” he said. Pearce said once the RDN has its The RDN began a 5,000-hour year-end numbers, analysis should service expansion in March, show a balanced increase.

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Transit numbers in Nanaimo are up about 10,000 riders per month from January to June, following a provincewide trend.

Nanaimo educators are excited about the province’s plans to focus on early reading for the upcoming year. Education Minister George Abbott recently sent out a mass e-mail to all B.C. teachers that informed them the province is making reading in kindergarten to Grade 3 a primary focus for the school year. In the e-mail, a link to a discussion paper on the reading focus announced the appointment of a superintendent for reading to work with districts to identify how best to use $10.7 million in funding earmarked earlier this year for Education Plan initiatives. Nanaimo’s portion is about $271,000. S h e l l e y B e l e z n ay, Nanaimo school district’s coordinator of literacy and learning, is excited about the focus given that she just wrapped up a pilot project with Grade 2 teachers in five schools this year that boosted students’ literacy levels and hoped to continue the work in the fall. “It mirrors almost identically what we were doing last year with the Grade 2 project,” she said. That initiative got teachers from the five schools together to talk about best practices and strategies. By the end of the year, struggling students were meeting expectations. Beleznay said the new funding will allow for teacher collaboration on a provincial level – a much bigger partnership than the five-school collaboration Nanaimo accomplished last year. “Teaching is so isolating just by virtue of the

way we work – 30 kids and one teacher in a closed environment,” she said. “Reading is so complex. Every teacher needs that support to maximize the possibilities for each child. As far as we know, [reading] is the open door for everything.” The mass e-mail also came as a surprise to Beleznay, who doesn’t remember ever receiving anything directly from the minister before. In 2010, then-Premier Gordon Campbell promised that every Grade 4 student would be reading at grade level within five years. The discussion paper reminds teachers that this goal is still on the radar even though talk has shifted to bringing more technology, flexibility and personalized learning to the system. “We could never expect students to succeed in even the most flexible, personalized and engaging environment if they cannot read,” states the paper. “Arguably a foundation of strong reading is even more important in a personalized learning environment and in preparing students for life in a knowledge-based world.” Beleznay and Laura Tait, the district’s principal of aboriginal education, will attend a provincial meeting in August to discuss the focus. Jamie Brennan, school board chairman, said the decision to spend the Education Plan funds on early reading is a good place to start. “If you can’t read, you have little chance of advancing,” he said. “This is not a revelation. It’s something districts have known and tried to attend to for a number of years.”

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“Now it’s slowly starting to warm up again,” he said. “It’s a concern that we still have people throwing cigarette butts into planters. They’re needless fires.” A bark mulch fire can extend the response time to a more serious fire in a house, Mond added.

Building a hot topic ◆ From /1 Across the street is the new Port of Nanaimo Centre, with the newly renovated Port Place mall just half a block away. Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, owner of Casino Nanaimo, also steps away, has plans to completely renovate its facility. Steiner Properties Ltd. owns the Barney Building at 9 Commercial St. Fred Steiner founded A&B Sound in 1959 before retiring in 1987, passing the business on to his son Nick, current president of Steiner Properties Ltd. Neither Nick Steiner nor Steiner Properties Ltd. asset manager Chelsea Harding returned phone calls by the News Bulletin. Bill Corsan, Nanaimo’s manager of real estate, said the Steiners have a history of holding on to properties, preferring to lease rather than sell. “They have land all over Western Canada and are a little reluctant to dispose of anything,” said Corsan. “That’s kind of their philosophy. They have multi-millions of dollars

in property, so something sitting in Nanaimo may not be top of their mind. But we’d be very supportive of the property being redeveloped.” Corry Hostetter, general manager of the Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association, said the property is often brought up in discussions when it comes to injecting life back into the city’s downtown core. “It’s really an important link and I think the topic that comes up the most is its potential, what it can be used for that would attract people downtown,” she said. “If there was an attraction there, whether it be retail or even a public market, which has been discussed, it would bring people across from Commercial Street to the Victoria Crescent area.” reporter2@nanaimobulletin.com

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Report shakes up legislature accounting announced after a hastily arranged meeting to respond to the audit. Two new financial staff positions are being added to address what Doyle called “pervasive deficiencies” in basic financial accountability. The audit found that MLA credit card bills were being paid without receipts, and the legislative assembly hasn’t produced financial statements despite a 2007 recommendation from the previous

auditor general. Legislature bank records didn’t correspond with actual bank balances, and records for the gift shop and dining room don’t allow for efficient management. Doyle said a future audit will look at the $119,000 annual allowance for MLA constituency offices, which Barisoff had asked to be exempted from the current examination. Transfer amounts and salary expenditures were verified, but

other expense claims were not. Barisoff and Clerk of the Le gislative Assembly Craig James emphasized that the audit did not find any misappropriation of funds. Doyle said he was unable to rule out fraud because the records aren’t complete enough to do so. Senior MLAs for both parties sit on the management committee, which administers an annual budget of $62 million to run the leg-

islature chamber, law clerks, library, security and other departments. They include B.C. Liberal house leader Rich Coleman and caucus chair Gordon Hogg, as well as NDP house leader John Horgan and caucus chairman Shane Simpson. Simpson said the problems go back many

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The B.C. legislature’s internal finances are being dragged into the 21st century in response to a damning report from auditor general John Doyle. MLAs will star t releasing detailed expense reports and conducting Legislative Assembly Management Committee meetings in public starting this month, Speaker Bill Barisoff

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Nanaimo’s three MLAs are all for transparency when it comes to B.C.’s Legislative Assembly’s financial and operational activities. T h e L e g i s l a t ive Assembly Management Committee came under fire in a July 26 report from auditor general John Doyle that raised concerns regarding the legislature’s financial affairs. A 2007 audit of the financial framework of the assembly identified a number of areas for improvement such as spending, general accounting, internal controls, data management and public reporting. But recommendations for improvements were never implemented. “Had the Legislative Assembly implemented the recommendations made in the 2007 report, the results of this most recent audit work would likely have been much more positive,” wrote Doyle in his report. In response to the report, the committee met Tuesday and announced all recommendations in the 2007 report will be implemented. Other actions taken by the committee include: quar terly MLA expense reports to be posted online; in camera only when needed; and the hiring of an executive financial officer and two employees to improve financial controls. Doug R o u t l e y, Nanaimo-North Cow-

I don’t think the public should have the impression we’re spending money wildly.

ichan NDP MLA, said the committee’s announcement is a little late and doesn’t reflect positively on the management of the B.C. legislature. “The auditor general’s report certainly identified some serious issues around accounting,” he said. “As individual MLAs we’re expected to account for our expenses and I operated under the assumption that would be the same for the Legislative Assembly.

Whenever there is a lack of transparency it always ends up a problem.” Leonard Krog, Nanaimo NDP MLA, hopes the committee’s decisions are followed through in a timely fashion. “I think everybody is happy with more transparency, but I don’t think the public should have the i m p r e s s i o n we ’ r e spending money wildly on our credit cards and not accounting for it,” he said. “If anyone wants to look through the accounting records of my constituency office, I’d welcome it.” He said the auditor general’s report is embarrassing and the problems need to be solved quickly. “There are important issues facing British Columbians and they should be confident MLAs are running their offices, paying the bills and

not using the money for any untoward purposes. “There is no evidence anyone has used any money improperly, but you should be running a tighter ship.” Ron Cantelon, Parksville-Qualicum Liberal MLA, said there is no reason not to disclose MLA expenses. “The alle gation that we don’t produce receipts is ridiculous,” he said. “It’s a big tempest in a teapot because we don’t have the latitude to abuse the system. Spending is strictly controlled.” Cantelon does have some concerns that some infor mation might lead to disclosing the salaries of staff members, but he is all for transparency when it comes to his expenses. “We keep a simple ledger book for e x p e n s e s a n d I ’d be happy to have it audited,” he said.

years, and he wants to make changes rather than point fingers, which sparked a furious response from B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins. “B.C. Liberal and NDP MLAs are clearly circling the wagons, resisting calls for accountability with regards to their sky-

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Care with campfires urged BY JENN McGARRIGLE THE NEWS BULLETIN

Fire officials want people to enjoy their outdoor activities this long weekend, but be careful at the same time. Donna MacPherson, a Coastal Fire Centre spokeswoman, said campfires are still permitted on the Island. But enjoying a campfire comes with the responsibility of ensuring it is safely contained with an adequate fireguard and put out properly, she added. On Monday evening, a three-person wildfire crew and helicopter responded to a fire on a small, rocky island off the coast of Lasqueti Island near Parksville. MacPherson said a campfire was started too close to driftwood on the beach and then not extinguished properly. That’s a good example of what she hopes crews will not have to deal with this weekend. As of Wednesday, the Nanaimo

region is still in the moderate fire danger rating, but the centre’s weather forecaster predicts things are going to get drier and hotter in the long term. “Enjoy the weekend, but be responsible and safe,” said MacPherson. On top of being cautious with campfires, she said people should also stay out of dry grass when operating an ATV and dispose of cigarette butts in a canister of water or portable ashtray rather than on the ground. To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, please call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on a cellphone. Anyone whose actions start or contribute to a wildfire can be ordered to pay a $10,000 penalty plus all firefighting and associated costs. While campfires are permitted throughout the Coastal Fire Centre in municipalities and areas that do not have their own bylaws, backyard burning is banned in Nanaimo, including campfires, which are only permitted at campgrounds. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

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Neighbours in Nanaimo’s Northfield-Dufferin area have a new and improved facility at Forest Drive Park. Residents celebrated the official opening of the upgraded community park last month with a barbecue, ribbon cutting, and presentations of prints of murals on display. The project to renovate, improve and beautify the

0.2-hectare park was initiated through the city’s Volunteers in Parks program. It was also the first Nanaimo community park improvement funded through a new model, with $70,000 provided by the city and $30,000 raised by neighbours. Shawna Drinnan, Forest Drive Park volunteer coordinator, drafted the fundraising proposals, obtained bids for two Little Tykes playground systems with slides, climbing nets, and tunnels. Artist Yvonne VanderKooi creating four park murals depicting tales and themes shared with her by residents. She also facilitated community-based

art projects with area families, producing 12 silhouettes and smaller panels painted by neighbourhood kids. Ian Thorpe, Nanaimo parks committee chairman, congratulated the residents for creating a healthy, fun, safe place for kids and families from the 200 homes nearby to enjoy the outdoors. Future phases of Forest Drive Park will include a community garden, shade tree planting, and a multi-purpose court. “We love it,” said Laura Suski. “It was great to have the whole community involved in the project and really nice to have the colourful art to enjoy.” editor@nanaimobulletin.com

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RCMP lawsuit goes to court The first hearing in a sexual discrimination and harassment class action lawsuit filed against the RCMP by a former Nanaimo Mountie begins today (Aug. 2) in Vancouver. Janet Merlo, who served as an RCMP constable in Nanaimo from September 1991 to March 2010, filed the suit in B.C. Supreme Court in March. Merlo, the plaintiff acting on behalf of female RCMP members in the proposed class action, alleges she and fellow female members, civilian members and public service employees were subject to gender-based discrimination, bullying and harassment. The claim, describing numerous incidents of sexist comments, sexual pranks and derogatory remarks, also alleges the RCMP failed to ensure women in the force could work in an environment free of harassment. “This is the first opportunity for the court to hear an outline of the lawsuit and for the plaintiff and the RCMP to address the schedule for certifying the lawsuit as a class action,” said David Klein, Merlo’s lawyer.

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Normally, a lack of ice in the summer is a good thing. But with a $1.9 million renovation closing down Cliff McNabb Arena from May to mid-August, Nanaimo’s parks, recreation and culture department found itself on a slippery slope in terms of juggling organized sports in the city. The renovation of the 18-year-old facility includes rink ventilation upgrades, a heat recovery system for hot water, an indoor snow melt pit for the Zamboni, a new roof and

upgrades to dressing rooms. The arena, scheduled to reopen mid- to late-August, is one of the busiest in the city, operating 20 hours a day, seven days a week between September and April, and 16-20 hours a day, seven days a week from May to September. Darcie Osborne, manager of arenas, said the closure required a lot of juggling and co-operation to keep everything moving smoothly. “The closure impacted both our ice and dry floor users in the last four or five months,” she said. “Everything that operated out of Cliff McNabb this spring and sum-

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crews test the refrigeration plant and other components. “Both Frank Crane Arena and Cliff McNabb ice plants will now be controlled by one computer,” he said. “That’s a new feature we need to make sure works.” Ice went into Nanaimo Ice Centre No. 1 last week and Frank Crane Arena is scheduled for ice Aug. 20 following the Vancouver Island Exhibition. “Everything is coming together and it should be business as usual on all four ice sheets come September,” said Osborne. news@nanaimobulletin.com

Gabriola Island prepares for health centre ceremony BY RACHEL STERN THE NEWS BULLETIN

Warning issued about shellfish The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is reminding the public there’s a risk of illness associated with eating raw or undercooked bivalve shellfish such as oysters, clams, mussels, scallops and cockles. To date in 2012, five cases of Vibrio parahaemolyticus infection have been reported. In 2011, 42 cases were reported.

mer was transferred to [Nanaimo Ice Centre] two.” The city’s lacrosse associations bore the biggest brunt of the closure, having to run games and practices on two floors at Nanaimo Ice Centre No. 1 and Frank Crane Arena instead of the usual three. “Lacrosse had to amend its schedules because we ran ice at NIC two,” said Osborne. “That took some manoeuvring, but we got it all done with a lot of work and cooperation.” Jan Mongard, project manager, said ice goes into Cliff McNabb after the August long weekend as

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Wonders of science Jessica Lamb, 8, foreground, and Jackson Tonsi, 6, are amazed at the success of a cloud in a jar experiment attempted during Weather Day at Morrell Nature Sanctuary’s summer day camp Tuesday. The camps run throughout August. For more information, please call 250-753-5811 or go to www.morrell.bc.ca.

It took the community banding together to create the Gabriola Community Health Centre. Jill Adamson, president of the Gabriola Health Care Foundation, said the project wouldn’t be possible without the community becoming so involved. She’s looking forward to thanking everyone who helped this Sunday (Aug. 5) during the official opening and ribboncutting ceremony. Everyone involved in the process, whether volunteering or donating, is invited to attend. “Just come and have some fun and pat yourself on the back,” Adamson said. The ceremony is 1-3 p.m. at the health centre, located at 695 Church St. on Gabriola Island. The vision to create the centre began in 2006 and it started operating this year on June 11. “It really is a job well done,” said Adamson. “I’m really looking forward to being able to thank everyone in person. It will be the icing on the cake for me. Everyone worked so hard, particularly the volunteers on the build.” The RCMP will also be in attendance wearing red serge.

I’m really looking forward to being able to thank everyone in person.

Everyone is invited to bring a pair of scissors to help cut the ribbon and take a piece home as a memento. The ribbon consists of 30 centimetre sections with the message “Gabriola Community Health Centre 2012, a big thank you to all our donors and volunteers”. Adamson said there is enough ribbon for about 1,000 people to have a piece. The clinic has two-full time doctors and is working on attracting a third, as there are about 100 people waiting for a physician. It also features an emergency room and a medical emergency helicopter pad. The foundation raised more than $1.34 million, plus in-kind donations, for the centre. The Vancouver Island Health Authority contributed a $100,000 grant. reporter3@nanaimobulletin.com

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Buy-in needed for downtown The road to revitalization in downtown Nanaimo has a number of speed bumps in its way despite the efforts of property and business owners buying into the idea of breathing life – and the people it attracts – back into the area. From the new-look Port Place shopping centre to freshly painted businesses such as the Acme Food Co., good corporate citizens are giving the downtown a new, modern look. Even the Vancouver IDLE SITES Island Conference Centre – REQUIRE often described as a ‘white attention elephant’ – is esthetically to continue to pleasing and kick started support health the revitalization campaign. The same cannot be said of Nanaimo. of the ‘purple dinosaur’ sitting kitty corner to the centre across Terminal Avenue. The A&B Sound building was vacated four years ago, sitting idle as absentee owners wait for a tenant to sign a lease. With predictions of slow economic times ahead for not only Nanaimo but also, Canada and North America, finding someone to invest time and money into the building could prove difficult. But it’s not impossible. In fact, it’s hard to buy the argument that times are that tough when projects like Port Place and University Village in Harewood continue forward despite the economic climate. The city has no authority to tell business owners to sink millions of dollars into projects and get them completed. But, like the unsightly property bylaws that homeowners must adhere to, something must be done. Or better yet, owners themselves can buy into the overall concept of an attractive downtown and spruce up their buildings. A good first step would be transforming properties that attract attention for all the wrong reasons. It also makes good business sense.

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Tune-up necessary for B.C. Ferries BY FRANK BUCHOLTZ

It’s been seven years since I took a trip on B.C. Ferries, but last week offered a chance to head over to Vancouver Island for a short vacation. It didn’t take long to reach a few conclusions – in fact, one of them came easily, even before reaching the Tsawwassen terminal. I used Highway 10 and Ladner Trunk Road, the usual route, to get to Highway 17 last Monday morning. Unfortunately, a large truck had flipped and spilled its load not far from Delta city hall – closing the highway completely. There was no advance warning signs along the road, nor was there much attempt to unclog traffic at the busy Ladner Trunk/ Highway 17 intersection. While police were on hand, they seemed content to leave traffic control to be handled by the existing traffic lights, even though they were not allowing any traffic to flow on Highway 17 south of the intersection. The police on hand were RCMP Freeway Patrol members – not Delta Police. Their inability to direct traffic led to monumental backups on both Ladner Trunk and Highway 17. Many people who usually use that route had no idea how to get around the tie-up, and headed into downtown Ladner, where finding a road to head south to Tsawwassen isn’t all that obvious. I was fortunate enough to know an easy bypass route, using

Harvest Drive and Arthur Drive. Once through the intersection, I made it to the ferry terminal easily. Few others did – the terminal was almost deserted and the ferry left with about a one-third load. There is a need for advance updates for ferry traffic on Highways 99, 10 and 91 in Delta. People on their way to the ferry terminal could have been advised of alternate routes, or even advised of the length of the delays. There are update signs for border crossings in place now. Similar signs for the ferry terminals would make a lot of sense, especially considering that many people going to the terminals are unfamiliar with local roads. Another reason the ferry was so empty was undoubtedly the price. At a cost of $80 for two people and a regular vehicle to travel to Vancouver Island, a ferry trip has become a luxury. That’s too bad, because there are so many interesting things to do on the Island and tourism has been an important part of the economy. B.C. Ferries has been run like a business – not a bad thing – but the main Vancouver-Victoria and Vancouver-Nanaimo routes have been used as cash cows to subsidize smaller routes. This punishes many people who would like to make a trip to the Island but simply can’t afford to. Service on the ferries is good, but a sure sign of how price has affected travel is in the large number of foot passengers.

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I picked up some foot passengers at the Swartz Bay terminal on Friday night, as the last sailing came in, and was amazed at the huge volume of travellers who go by foot and get rides or catch a bus on the other end. This is particularly impressive, considering how poor the bus service to the Tsawwassen terminal is. Bus service at the Horseshoe Bay terminal in West Vancouver is considerably better. Delta has at times complained about the volumes of traffic from the ferry terminal and the port, but all that traffic is money that helps to fuel the B.C. economy. It is in the best interests of all B.C. residents to have an efficient and affordable ferry system. It also helps the province to stay better connected. B.C. Ferries has done many things right in recent years, but there is a need to take a closer look at fares on the major routes. The corporation also needs to consider working with the ministry of transportation to let its customers know if they are likely to get tied up due to a traffic issue. If they have reservations and then miss the ferry, that’s a major problem for both the customer and the corporation. B.C. residents, even those who rarely use the ferries, need to be sure that the provincial government is handling this issue correctly. ◆ Frank Bucholtz is the editor of the Langley Times.


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TTrees important to communities To the Editor, Re: Humans ignorantly destroying planet, Letters, July 28. I totally agree with Holden Southward’s letter about people’s obsession with “the view”. There is so much beauty here on the Island and much of it comes from the lush, green, verdant vegetation. If you want to see the ocean, either pay the big bucks for oceanfront property or go on down to the waterfront. Trees are good for us, for our health, to help shade us, to help shelter us from the wind and rain. They’re lovely to look at as well. When I moved to my new subdivision, because my lot level was much higher than the one directly behind me, all of my trees were buried with their trunks three metres under soil. I was told they would die and had to have them taken down. Then the land behind me was cleared for more houses, but these lots are smaller to enable builders to cram even more houses onto less land. There had been talk of allowing a small corridor of green left between my back-

To the Editor, Re: Sewage leak closes shellfish harvesting, July 31. Why are we worrying about Enbridge’s pipeline in northern B.C. when we can’t even take care of our own backyard? The arguments regarding Enbridge are a political tempest in a teapot. All pipes and pipelines, whether water, sewage, oil, whatever, will have leaks at some point. Enbridge (and all pipeline companies) need to be challenged to be responsible and build in as many ‘fail-safe’ back-up procedures as possible, but Enbridge is also a successful job-creating engine of the Canadian economy and is supporting many thousands of families with secure, high-paying jobs. Let’s get the politics out of the way and start to focus on the facts. People are very naive and obviously not thinking about how they will be heating their homes this winter and operating their cars, trucks, RVs and their favourite gas and oil-powered rec-

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yard and the one behind me, but that didn’t happen. My fence is two metres in from my rear parcel line and I don’t miss that space at all. Just think, if each row of houses gave up only two metres of land, we would have a corridor of six metres or more. There would be a buffer for noise, privacy and most importantly, the little ‘Partridge family’ that parks on my fence looking

so lost and alone as their habitat is destroyed, would have a place to live. And perhaps, just perhaps, the 60 gadzillion bunnies that are thoroughly destroying my gardens, would see fit to spend more time in their own habitat. Does Nanaimo not have city planners? Do builders not have to get permission of some sort before they carry on with their thoughtlessness?

I lived for 15 years in Jasper, Alta., where maintaining the integrity of the park was first and big bucks and business was second. I’m not saying Nanaimo needs to be turned into a park, but it certainly doesn’t need to be turned into downtown Vancouver either. As for me, I’m busy planting trees. Lee Masciarelli Nanaimo

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reational tools and toys. Pipelines aren’t evil. They don’t need to be stopped due to some ill-conceived policy of a self-serving political party. Let’s direct our focus and attention to making them safer with better back-up systems and plans, and enjoy the tremendous benefits to our local and Canadian economy. Jim Gain Nanaimo

Cost of tap water paid by taxpayers To the Editor, I read with interest the article, Regional district board balks on banning bottled water, July 31. The Regional District of Nanaimo has rejected that aspect of the Council of Canadians/ Canadian Union of Public Employees-sponsored Blue Communities Project template resolution that calls for a ban on the sale of bottled water in its facilities. Unlike a majority of City of Nanaimo councillors, most RDN board members clearly recognized this resolution for what it is: a Trojan horse-like treatise

developed solely to encourage Canadian municipalities to ban the sale of bottled water in their facilities under the guise of human rights and infrastructure management. The Blue Communities Project is not an environmental initiative – it’s a political campaign being waged by CUPE against the Canadian beverage industry and its 13,000 employees across Canada. CUPE national president Paul Moist acknowledged this in recent correspondence in the Owen Sound Sun Times, Toronto Sun and Waterloo Chronicle when he wrote, “Nestlé spokesperson John Challinor is partly right about CUPE’s joint work with the Council of Canadians on bottled water. The Blue Communities Project is absolutely a political campaign. What could be more appropriate than grassroots activism that invites our elected local representatives to have a democratic, public debate about how scarce municipal tax dollars should be spent”. We agree with the Council of Canadians and CUPE that water is a human right. We also support continued

investment in municipal systems. Where we draw the line is their misguided and misleading attempts to ban the sale of bottled water in public facilities. Bottled water does not compete with tap water. More than 70 per cent of Canadians drink both. They consume tap water at home and bottled water on-the-go for proper hydration, better health and simple convenience. Contrary to what City of Nanaimo Coun. Bill Bestwick believes, tap water is not free. Every drop of municipally-produced water has a cost and is funded by local residential and commercial/industrial property taxpayers. The Regional District of Nanaimo should be commended for putting the health of its residents ahead of all other considerations. John B. Challinor II Nestlé Waters Canada What do you think? Give us your comments by fax at 250753-0788 or by e-mail: editor@ nanaimobulletin.com. Be sure to spell out your first and last names.

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RDN bears cost for bear aware campaign The Regional District of Nanaimo doesn’t want residents to find themselves faced with their recylcing spread all over the road, or worse, face to face with the bear that’s doing it. The RDN is pushing a Bear Aware program to encourage residents to take steps to avoid attracting hungry bruins to their homes. Carol Mason, RDN administrator, said there were bear sightings in Qualicum Beach and on Gabriola Island recently and concerns were expressed about the green bin program serving as an attractant to bears. To this end, she requested the allocation of $3,000 for Bear Aware information sessions for the public. Director Alec McPherson said these information sessions are clearly needed. “If you go into our area of Cedar after 5 p.m. the day before garbage collection, three out of four bins are already out and we have bears that are resident in the area,� he said. “Could there be a way, such as a sticker program, where someone comes along and slaps it on the green bucket asking the owner not to put it out until the morning?� Although this suggestion didn’t go anywhere, directors did vote for the $3,000 allocation.

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AN EVERLASTING BOUQUET to Bill McGuire for his everlasting allegiance to the Nanaimo Marine Festival and bathtub race. A BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET OF PURPLE IRISES to Richard, a pharmacist at the Woodgrove Saveon-Foods. Thank you for returning to the store to get my prescription for me when I arrived after 6 p.m. one weekend recently. I had driven up there from south of town, so I really appreciated not having to make two trips. Thank you for your excellent customer service. A BIG BOUQUET OF PEONIES to Brenda at Costco. Thanks for doing my return when I arrived late one Saturday – 15 minutes after closing time. I didn't know that you closed at 6 p.m. and as I had driven a long way, I really appreciated getting it done. Thank you for your patience. A LARGE BOUQUET to Elise for organising a great day at the Silly Boat Regatta. It went so well and was a lot of fun. Well organized Elise – not an easy job. I hope you raised plenty of money for the Child Development Centre. A LARGE BOUQUET OF COLOURFUL WATER LILIES to Randy of Nanaimo's Fairway Market and Bruce of the 7-Eleven Store at Departure Bay beach for their wonderful support of the Kiwanis Sunrisers of Nanaimo's Kids Appreciation Day event at the Departure Bay water park. Judging by the many happy smiles, it turned out to be a great and memorable event. Thank you for your help in making it happen.

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HUGE BOUQUETS OF LOVELY FLOWERS to Eric's dad for his lovely garden in north Nanaimo. I am impressed by how quickly you restored your house and garden after the car hit your house, with all of those beautiful flowers and that gorgeous lawn. It is like nothing ever happened. You may as well have bought a million-dollar house with those beautiful, blooming flowers. All that hard work made your house stand out like a Christmas tree.

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A HUGE BOUQUET to local paramedics. They have come to our house 33 times since January to pick my husband off the floor when he has an MS attack and his legs give out. They must get sick of it, but they always have friendly smiles and are very good with him. BOUQUETS to the two gentlemen who helped my husband when he got a flat tire on the way to the drugstore and couldn't move. A lady took him in her car and these men put his scooter in the truck and brought it home. It is so wonderful to see that such helpful people still exist.

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A BOUQUET to smokers because they need it. Smokers are getting kicked out of more and more places. Should smokers now be banned from smoking in the street lest a stray breeze blow the smoke toward a non-smoker? Smokers have rights, too. And this is said by a lifelong non-smoker. A DOZEN ROSES to Kiwanis Lodge, especially the second floor staff and Dr. Mary Winder, for their patience and loving care for Ken until his passing. A BELATED THANK YOU to the woman and three gentlemen who announced the bands at the Nanaimo Marine Festival last year. You did a wonderful job. CONGRATULATIONS to everyone connected with the Nanaimo Barbecue Festival. It was a meat lover's delight and hopefully becomes an annual event in downtown Nanaimo. A HUGE BOUQUET OF SUNFLOWERS for all of Tom's family, friends and collegues for your support at his fundraiser. Special thanks to the Harewood Arms Pub. CHEERS to the boys at Coal Town Auto Wrecking for making a wrong right. Looking forward to getting around again. Thank you.

A BEEF. Everyone visiting the cemetery has to take a whisk broom to clear the grass cuttings that are left behind on all the grave markers. A BEEF to an auto repair shop. Charging for parts and labour to replace parts recently changed is a big fat ripoff. A BEEF F to the service desk person at a local dealership who would not allow me to speak to a mechanic about a problem. I was told that they didn't have time to talk to me. It seems that when you are buying, they have all the time in the world. But after the purchase, the customer service is over.

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A BIG BEEF F to the people who talked to my 12-year-old daughter when she answered the door. Pushing your beliefs door-to-door is one thing, but to manipulate the beliefs of a child and make them afraid is another. Thanks for scaring my daughter.

A LOAD OF KNOT-FREE WOOD to Slegg Lumber and Tyler for sawing my sheets of lattice to size. It pays to shop local.

A HUGE BOUQUET to the following businesses for supporting our second annual Strawberry Tea: Country Grocer, Coast Environmental, Sound Haven Band, Curves on Bowen Road, Pharmasave, Stock Exchangers, Bella Nails and Nanaimo Parks, Recreation and Culture. The members of the Dream to Travel Club thank you. A BEEF F to whoever called the bylaw office because my car was parked slightly on the curb in front of my house. A friendly note would have sufficed, but it seems this neighbourhood isn't that friendly. A SLAB OF ROTTEN BEEF to people who think the whole world works from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Big events take place on the weekend and radio announcements are always geared to this schedule. There are nurses, hospitality staff and others who have to work all hours and even most banks are open Saturdays now. A BIG BEEF F to all the drivers who drive under the posted speed limit on the Island Highway and the people who tailgate those drivers doing the posted speed limit.

A BIG, UNHEALTHY SCOOP OF BEEF F to the city. We spent a great day watching the Silly Boat Regatta at Maffeo Sutton Park, but there was no healthy food to buy. There were four vendors selling hotdogs and doughnuts and not one healthy alternative. Why ban the sale of bottled water to save the environment when you make us poison our bodies with greasy, processed food? A BEEF to the citizens of Nanaimo, who have forgotten how lucky they are to live in such a beautiful city. Oceans, rainforests, food, water – who can complain? We are fortunate to live here, as are the deer, dogs, bunnies and trees. Take a walk and remind yourselves. ANOTHER RABBIT BEEF. Agreed the city is doing nothing about the feral rabbits. There is no one to call for help. City, conservation officers, trappers – no one wants to deal with the problem. A BEEF F to a stranger. I suggest you stop writing letters with a fake name about feeding the birds. I am staying put, like it or not.

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Art gallery studies possible building expansion BY MELISSA FRYER THE NEWS BULLETIN

A study will help Nanaimo Art Gallery decide whether its current location is suitable for its consolidation and expansion plans. Julie Bevan, executive and artistic director of the gallery, said a study will assess the size and expansion potential of the gallery’s current location at 150 Commercial St., in the former CIBC bank building. “The building would require significant renovation to be used by the gallery,” she said. The building, which is owned by the City of Nanaimo and operated by Centre for the Arts Nanaimo, houses office space for arts groups like the Vancouver Island Symphony, Crimson Coast Dance Society and TheatreOne, in addition to gallery space. The art gallery, which also has a location at Vancouver Island University, wants to bring both locations under one roof, preferably downtown in Nanaimo’s designated arts district. The campus location hosts larger exhibitions and educational programs, as well as the gallery’s permanent collection, all which would need space in a consolidated downtown location. The expansion would help the gallery secure a Category A designation through Canadian Heritage, which would allow the gallery to host significant exhibitions from cultural institutions from around the world. “We’ll be able to take our programs to a new level,” Bevan said. “We’ll make it into the vital place we want it to be.” Over the past months, representatives from the gallery met with their counterparts from the city and Centre for the Arts Nanaimo – all of whom recognize the importance of having the gallery located next to the Port Theatre, Nanaimo Museum and the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. Bevan said she expects the completed study by mid-autumn, at which point the gallery can move on with expansion or onto the search for a more suitable building. The gallery is not requesting money from the city to pay for the study. Nanaimo Art Gallery was founded in 1976 as a place to exhibit works from students at Malaspina College and evolved into a regional gallery aimed at enhancing the cultural environment of the central Island. For more information, please visit www. nanaimoartgallery.com. arts@nanaimobulletin.com

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Musician’s focus placed back on art BY MELISSA FRYER THE NEWS BULLETIN

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fter time off to focus on his health and well-being, Tim Harrison is ready to get back in the proverbial saddle. “I’m hankering to record again,” Harrison said. “I’m working my way back slowly through an acoustic jam on Gabriola every week. “The things I’m working on are coming from that.” Harrison built his name and reputation in the music business in Eastern Canada, recording with such people as Daniel Lanois, who produced U2’s album The Joshua Tree. He also founded several folk festivals

across the country, including Summerfolk in Owen Sound, Ont., and the Mariposa Folk Festival in Orillia, Ont. But he left that behind when he relocated to the West Coast for rest and relaxation. Music took a back seat while his focus diverted to other things. But a brush with death put that focus squarely back on his first love: music. “I needed to do some growth in that direction,” Harrison said. He didn’t quite know what to expect from his new community on Gabriola, but quickly found acceptance once he made efforts to reemerge on the music scene. “I didn’t really know what

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to expect,” Harrison said. “It’s not like other communities. People here are really open to art.” The community – Gabriola and Vancouver Island – is home to some unlikely people, which Harrison learned when he ran into a worldclass mastering guy. He said he hopes to collaborate on an album.

“It’s funny what can be unearthed,” Harrison said. The rise of digital technology allows musicians to record from pretty much anywhere, and Harrison brought his gear from Ontario. Harrison describes his music as a blend of traditional folk and R&B, usually presented in ballad form. “Whatever you’d call that,” he said. He performs Monday (Aug. 6) at Diners Rendezvous in a Gabriola showcase with Amber Handley and Brad Shipley. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the concert at 7 p.m. Tickets $8. Please call 250740-1133. arts@nanaimobulletin.com


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ROB HILL BAND plays The Cambie Saturday (Aug. 4).

TOM WILSON plays Diners Rendezvous Saturday (Aug. 4). Doors 7 p.m.; show 8 p.m. Tickets $25/advance; $30/door. Call 250-7401133.

ASK ALICE plays Acme Food Co. Sunday (Aug. 5).

THE MAGYARS and The Steady play the Courts Pub Saturday (Aug. 4) at 9:30 p.m. MARK CRISSINGER plays

RIDLEY BENT plays Diners Rendezvous Aug. 9. Tickets $25; $30/door. Call 250740-1133.

TIM HARRISON Amber Handley and Brad Shipley play showcase night at Diners Rendezvous Monday (Aug. 6) at 7 p.m. Tickets $8. Call 250-740-1133. RIO SAYAMA plays free concert at Maffeo Sutton Park Wednesday (Aug. 8),

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RED ELVISES play Red Party at Diners Rendezvous Aug. 11. Tickets $20/advance. Call 250-740-1133. THOUSAND BURNING SUNS play the Courts Pub Aug. 11 at 9:30 p.m. THE BIG MESS plays Acme Food Co. Aug. 11.

HOWIE JAMES plays Downtown Nanaimo Farmers’ Market Aug. 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

ON THE DOCK with Zoe Lauckner, Diana Pearson and Sandra Brigham at Dinghy Dock Pub Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets $20.

NIGHTWATCH plays Patricia Hotel Aug. 10-11 at 9:15 p.m.

WEST MY FRIEND plays free concert at Maffeo Sutton Park Aug. 15, 6-7:30 p.m.

ART exhibit by Rod Corraini at Art 10 Gallery in Nanaimo North Town Centre throughout August. NOEL BROWN Snuneymuxw artist exhibition at Nanaimo Museum until Sept. 3. EBB AND FLOW Sonny Assu and Rande Cook exhibition at campus Nanaimo Art Gallery until Sept. 1. Free docent-led tour Aug. 11 at 12:30 p.m.

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Free music brightens park A summer-long series of free concerts continues this month at Maffeo Sutton Park on Wednesday nights. On Aug. 8, Rio Samaya takes the stage at the Lions Pavilion with its Latin rhythms and romantic melodies sung in Spanish. The band’s style is inspired by the folkloric traditions of Central and South America. The following week, West My Friend performs its acoustic blend of instruments and four-part harmony to challenge the conventions of popular music. They play everything from roots, to chamber music, to folk. The Knights of Camelot take the stage Aug. 22 as a three-piece rock band with a light medieval or Dark

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Age-theme. They bring back the days of old. The series wraps up with TerraZetto on Aug. 29 and a mix of smooth, easy-going Latin jazz, flamenco, sambas, rhumbas and tango dance music. The duo provides a full-band sound with a digital accordion and an array of other instruments. The music starts at 6 p.m. Please visit www.nanaimo.ca.

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The V.I. Raiders have waited too long for this. After months of thinking and waiting and workouts and practice, Nanaimo’s Canadian Junior Football League team finally gets to run out onto the field and do what it does best – win games. “More than anything, it’s just an anticipation now that we have an opponent and the season’s here for real,” said Matthew (Snoop) Blokker, Raiders coach. The Raiders kick off the season Saturday (Aug. 4) with a game in Victoria against the Westshore Rebels. The V.I. team didn’t have any exhibition games, so it hasn’t played a meaningful contest since last fall’s Intergold Cup loss to the Saskatoon Hilltops. The Raiders intend to return to the championship mix this season, but they know the best way to do that is to take each week as it comes. “The past couple years we just got a little bit ahead of ourselves,” said Jordan Yantz, Raiders quarterback. “We have the confidence in winning, it’s about taking on the next opponent.” And the Raiders will take on each of those opponents in their inimitable style.

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V.I. Raiders players including Ashton Galloway, left, Dustin Pedersen, Anthony Bienvenue, Adams Obakpee, Glenn Boyce and Jon Jones, run a lap of the field at practice Tuesday night at Comox Field. The Canadian Junior Football League team kicks off its season Saturday (Aug. 4) in Victoria.

“I think everyone here in Nanaimo is once again going to be excited about our team,” said Blokker. “I think we’re going to give the fans what they want, and that’s a winning team that works their [tails] off.” Here’s a look at the Raiders who will take the field this Saturday:

Offence The Raiders’ attack has shattered records almost since the franchise was formed, and offensive coordinator Daryl Rodgers and his guys will again be able to put points on the board.

Yantz is the leader and the league’s top passer has only improved during an off-season in which he earned an invite to B.C. Lions camp. “He’s in full control,” said Blokker. “He knows what everybody’s supposed to be doing and he’s got a really good grasp of it.” The receiving corps returns sure-handed veterans Dustin Pedersen, Mike Schaper and Whitman Tomusiak, complemented by vets Matt Sawyer and Marshall Cook and rookie Dustin Rodriguez. Ashton Galloway takes

over as the team’s No. 1 running back after a standout rookie season at fullback. “So far he’s been putting his shoulder down and running people over,” said Yantz. Galloway will be backed up by Andrew Deleon and Taylor Flavel. The offensive line will be led by returnees Tyler Oldendorf and Steve Daniel and the Raiders think highly of rookie Jordan Kuziek. Rama MacMillan and Quinton Clarke are other starters, with Sawyer Barth also in the mix. Daniel said the Raiders’

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DBL Timbermen drop Game 1 against defending champs A best-of-three series doesn’t leave much room for error, so the Nanaimo DBL Timbermen can’t lose any more games. The city’s senior B lacrosse team lost 12-8 to the Tri-City

Bandits in Game 1 of the semifinals Monday in Port Coquitlam. Russell Thomas and Shane Chalker had two-goal games for Nanaimo and Brent Hol-

ness, Kyle Noble, Ryan Dietterle and Jon Diplock also scored. Game 2 was played Wednesday at Frank Crane Arena after press time.

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They say that pitching and defence wins championships. The Nanaimo Cross & Co. Coal Miners should be good enough in those areas, but most of all, they’ll be bringing the big bats to provincials. The city’s Pacific International League baseball team competes at the Baseball B.C. senior men’s championships starting Friday (Aug. 3) in Prince George. Nanaimo was a below-.500 team in the regular season, but it will be bringing a full lineup and high hopes to the Interior. “I don’t think the regular season is an indication of the team that we have,” said Jeff Vickers, veteran player. The squad hopes provincials will go more like a mid-season tournament in Kelowna, when Nanaimo finished second out of 16 teams. The Coal Miners are also an experienced team after finishing third at provincials last season and second the year before. They know how to cash in men on base in big games.

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Nanaimo Coal Miners pitcher Darren Kolk throws during a game last month at Serauxmen Stadium.

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Pirates try for perfect ending BY GREG SAKAKI THE NEWS BULLETIN

Teams don’t get many chances like this to win a championship. Nanaimo The Pirates know that, and that’s why they want, more than anything, to seize the opportunity that’s in front of them. The Hub City Paving Pirates host the B.C. Premier Baseball League provincial championships at Serauxmen Stadium starting Friday (Aug. 3). Due to a couple of first-round playoff upsets in other series, the Pirates are the No. 1 seed going into provincials and clear favourites to win it all. “Every other team’s going to be gunning for us, because they know that we’re the team to beat now,” said Brendan McCarthy, Pirates outfielder and first baseman. “We’re going to see some competition and it’s going to be fun.” The other participating teams are the Okanagan Athletics,

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the Coquitlam Reds and the North Shore Twins. “It’s mostly teams we did beat a lot during the season, but it’s playof fs, anything can happen,” said Colby Morgan, Pirates pitcher. “We can’t come out like we think we’re going to beat them, we’ve got to come out and play

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Raiders’ defence has got playmakers ◆ From /B1 Up front on the D line, there is only one returnee, Ash Gayat. He will be the unit’s primary pass rusher. The Raiders will go mostly with a threedown-linemen package that will also include Shane Stonehouse and Justin McCarthy. Brendan Neverson and Nathan Warawa will also see action in the trenches. “Our D line’s job is to eat up guys and [our linebackers’] job is to flow around and make plays and we feel really confident about that,” said Matt Blokker. That’s because the linebacking corps is a veteran unit that returns three starters – Glenn Boyce, Jon Jones and Dylan Chapdelaine – plus converted fullback Anthony Bienvenue, who has also been impressive. The group of defensive backs is led by veteran Tremaine Apperley, who the Raiders expect to be a playmaker. Returnee Ariel

Fabbro is another ballhawk on the unit and new safety Rockenson Angrand is an athletic, energetic addition. Other DBs who will play important roles will be Elliot Jones, Alex Shackleton, Erling Skuggedal and Prince Hylton.

Special teams The Raiders expect the kicking game to be a strength as Mark Mueller, one of junior football’s all-time leading scorers, already appears to be in midseason form. Returning kicks will be Dustin Rodriguez and Andrew Deleon, with Matt Sawyer and Angrand also getting opportunities.

Game on The V.I. Raiders play the Westshore Rebels on Saturday (Aug. 4) in a 7 p.m. kickoff at Victoria’s Bear Mountain Stadium. The Raiders’ home opener will be Aug. 11 at 5 p.m. at Caledonia Park against the Langley Rams. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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Family program big on development Inbrief For the last 25 years, the Kids in the Spotlight program has brought families together providing lifelessons in a fun environment. Taking place at The

Haven Institute on Gabriola Island, the program is five, five-day camps in July, combining different concepts from child and personal development to youth leadership and act-

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to 21 produce and perform a musical play at the end of the five-day program. The final show for the year takes place today (Aug. 2) at 7 p.m. at 240 Davis Rd. Admission is free.

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Barbecue fires up challenge Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Vancouver Island kicks off its $60,000 Big Give Challenge Friday (Aug. 3) with a Big Day Out barbecue fundraiser. The campaign, to support and expand Big Brothers Big Sisters services, seeks sponsors to take part in the challenge through fundraising events. The barbecue is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside Island Savings Credit Union at Woodgrove Centre. For information, please call 250-756-2447.

Lanterns light up Swy-a-lana Nanaimo’s harbour lights up at dusk Monday (Aug. 6) with the 11th annual Lanterns for Peace Ceremony. Marking the anniversary of the first atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945, the ceremony takes place at Swy-alana Lagoon at 9 p.m., culminating with the launching of candle-lit lanterns into the harbour at dusk. For more information, please call 250-7417411 or 250-753-3015.

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Small, ugly, wet and slimy might not cut it at most contests, but it’s the magic combination for the Kiwanis Club of Nanaimo Sunrisers’ Bruno’s Bullhead Derby. The 26th annual derby takes place Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Brechin Boat Ramp. Renamed in memory of Bruno Tonolli, a charter member of the Sunrisers who died July 8, the derby features prizes for the biggest, smallest and ugliest bullheads as well as entry prizes. All children must be accompanied by an adult and derby participants must wear a life-jacket. Some cane fishing rods and life-jackets will be available and organizers will supply bait for the hooks. Registration begins at 10 a.m., and prizes are awarded at 1 p.m. For more information, please go to www. members.shaw.ca/ david.j.burns.


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Deadheads help at movie The following are opportunities at Volunteer Nanaimo. For more information, please call 250-758-7121 or go online to www. volunteernanaimo.ca. Volunteer Nanaimo is located at Unit 3-2350 Labieux Rd. ◆ Radio Malaspina Society – Volunteers are needed Aug. 9 to set up and carry out other duties throughout the evening for an outdoor screening of the movie Grateful Dead. Initial orientation begins at 5:30 p.m. with an organizer to direct throughout the show. The showing is at Radio CHLY headquarters at the bottom of the China Steps, off Lois Lane in downtown Nanaimo. Please contact Alison Roberts at 250-591-3711 or e-mail organizedali@gmail. com.

Fringe Theatre Festival – Volunteers are needed Aug. 16-26 for a variety of tasks such as box office, ushering and information assistance. There is an orientation session, a supervisor on site for all events and also a free ticket to the event for each shift that is worked (more than 50 shifts, four hours long)

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Ray Richer and Shelagh Richer, centre, of Sink or Swim Scuba, present Brenda Rositano of the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation with a cheque for $2,035. The money, raised during the store’s sixth annual Neck Point poker dive in June, goes to the new emergency department at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

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Please call Chelsee Damen at 250-668-4693 or e-mail chelsee@ fringetastic.com. Nanoose First Nation Canoe Races – Ten to 12 volunteers are needed 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 18-19 at the north end of Lanztville Road. Please call Natasha Bob at 250-816-6385 or natashabob@live.ca. You Are Not Alone Seniors’ Society – This society is looking for board members who can give about one hour a month to attend a meeting. For more information, please call 250729-0233 or e-mail yanaseniorssociety@ shaw.ca. Nanaimo Region John Howard Society – The society is looking for male volunteers to provide one-on-one support to people on parole in the Nanaimo area. You would be someone to talk with to help people integrate into the community. Training is provided. If you can commit to one visit a week and would like to know more, please call Wayne Taylor at 250-754-1266.

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Bike co-op promotes city pedal power

Five months ago Hub City Cycles Community Co-op opened its doors and welcomed customers in need of repairs, bikes and bits.

Since then, in order to help people become t r a n s p o r t at i o n a l ly independent, the co-op has offered numerous evening workshops and programs at its

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workshops specifically for women and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community on the first Monday evening of every month.

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DINING ROOM suite and 6 chairs, light blue and off white seats, oval table, buffet and hutch, medium brown, $375 obo. 2 electric beds, like new, feet up, heads up and massage, 1 with brass head board, $350 (ea). (250)246-9550. DUNCAN, ARUBA 5/6 man hot tub, 10 jets, cover 2 years old, new heater, pump 3 years old. In good condition. $500. (250)715-6491

TREE PRUNING HEDGE/SHRUB MAINTENANCE Call the qualified specialist... certified Garden Designer/Arborist

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

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Interior ~ Exterior FREE ESTIMATES. (250) 667-1189

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

HAULING AND SALVAGE FREE QUOTES; Same Day Rubbish, yard waste, clean up, etc. $50+. Moving, deliveries, demolition. 250-668-6851 GARY FORTIN’S HAULING. One call does it all. Clean-up and disposal. (250) 618-1413. 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 AGILE HOME REPAIR & Improvement. Fully insured, interior/exterior repairs and upgrades. Ian 250-714-8800. ALL TRADES- Home updates? Hardwood, Tile, Laminate, Kitchen & Bath Renos. All exterior Roofing, Siding, Decks & Fencing. References available. 250-722-0131. BLUE OX Home Services. Expert Handyman & Renovation Services: plumbing, electrical, carpentry, drywall, tiling, painting, lawn & garden. Refs avail. Insured. 250-713-4409. BRYAN GRIFFIN CONSTRUCTION Home & Bath Reno’s, Doors & Windows, Vinyl Siding & Soffits, and more. Insured. Free Estimates. 250-390-2601

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MOVING & STORAGE 2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)753-6633.

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

ROY VICKERS PRINTS. Complete set, 13 original Roy Vickers limited edition prints with certificates. All professionally framed. All the same print number, which can’t happen again. Series of 100 prints and all of this set are #77. Asking $33,000 for complete one of a kind 13 print set. Call 250-245-2263 (Ladysmith).

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CAT SITTING - NO CAGES. I will care for your much loved cat(s) in my home. They get their own room with a home setting. Min. 7-day or long term stay. Limited space, book ahead! (250)740-5554

42” ADJUSTABLE Drafting table, $40. 42” desk w/hutch, $30. Call (250)729-9282. BLACK PARROT CAGE, 24” x 24” x 5’, $99, (250)758-1874 CARD TABLE & 4 chairs. Like new. $30. (250)760-0681 CEILING TO floor, adjustable metal pole for getting in and out of bed $99. 250-585-5963 DESK, 48”Wx30”D, single pedestal, has file drawer, professional quality, $85. Call (250)753-3588. HIDE-A-BED, double, excellent cond., green $99. obo. (250)754-3499,(250)713-7613. KENMORE WASHER- white, excellent condition, heavy duty, $99. (250)751-5257. LARGE COFFEE table with glass inserts, $25, La-Z-Boy chair, good condition, $30. Call (250)248-6846. MAX GAS power weed eater, $50. Call (250)933-3855. NORDICA BIOFIT Vertech 75 Italian ski boots, size 11 & skis. Like new, $69 obo. 1 (250)729-3881 SOLID WOOD Ikea half moon table, 2 chairs, very good condition, $90 obo. 250-591-3037 TAYLOR MADE bag, full size, $50. Taylor Made putter, $49. Call (250)758-3410. TRAMPOLINE, 40”W, heavy duty, prof quality. $300. new. Sell $99. obo. (250)753-3588.

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RUBBISH REMOVAL CLEAR AWAY rubbish & recyclables . Fair rates, reliable service.(250)729-3644 DYNAMITE DEAN’S Rubbish Removal. Prompt, professional service. “No Messing Around!” 250-616-0625, 250-754-6664. FREE QUOTES same day, rubbish removal, demolition. $50+. Jason 250-668-6851

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250-753-4208 PETS PET CARE SERVICES

FARM EQUIPMENT DUNCAN, mower, rake & baler, $3200. All in good condition. (250)-748-7266

FREE ITEMS CHEST FREEZER, older model, 12cu.ft. Still works. OK for bait use. 1 (250)756-2417

FRIENDLY FRANK 14’ FIBER glass canoe, complete with paddles, $70. Call (250)758-6523. 2 GOLF gloves large, left handed, brand new. $6/each. Call (250)390-3126.

HUBCITY MOVERS- 2 men w/cube van. $75/hr. or $325 1 bedroom. (250)753-0112.

2 MIRRORED Glass Doors to fit a 4’ opening and 7’ opening. $99. for both. (250)716-1322.

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

3 OVAL wool carpets, burgundy, 91x152centimeters, $95. Call (250)751-3706.

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

FURNITURE DOWNSIZING. BIG computer desk, King size bed with Sleep Country mattress including bedroom suite and all accessories. Living room furniture, sofa, love seat, matching coffee and end tables, lamps, etc. Offers on everything. Call (250)951-9899. LARGE DRESSER with mirror, dark wood, $300. (250)729-9486, Nanaimo. QUEEN SIZE Hide-A-Bed with bedding, in good condition, beige colour. Asking $375 obo. Call (250)585-8998.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 1 REBOUNDER trampoline, $200, 1 single bed and bedding (pine solid head board) $400, 1 Omega juicer (Model #8003) $250, 1 CPAP breathing machine, as new, $500, Royal Dalton china (Japora), 30 pieces, $500, 12 qt stainless steel copper bottom pot, $30. Call (250)933-3900. ALUMINUM SCREEN STORM DOOR $30. 33.5x80” (250)756-0137.

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PORTABLE OFFICES FOR RENT 10’ x 18’, 10’ x 32’ or 10’ x 40’ Multiple uses, w.room & A/C, on steel skids, built to code. Call Al at 250-951-9957 for details. Will deliver.

SCOOTER ELECTRIC- new batteries & charger, low km, $1100. Frig $99 Toaster Oven $25. N.Nanaimo 250 758-6462 after Aug 1, 250 758-0121. SKY DOG Travel Kennel, extra large, 40”x27”x80”, regular cost $299, asking $150. Professional leather foldable carry massage table, face hole, body balanced, excellent condition, regular $800 and asking $400. Call (250)756-1167.

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CREEKFRONT 2.5 acres in Englishman River Estates, Errington. 3000 sq ft, 3 bdrm, 4 bath near-new home including private suite. $449,900. Courtesy to realtors. 250-586-8444. http://propertyguys.com/ property/index/id/65990

Ladysmith: $397,000. 463 Battie Dr. 3 bdrm, 3 bath, 2794 sq.ft. home. Level entry, can be suited. Numerous upgrades. 2 gas fireplaces, BBQ hook-up. Mature garden, inground sprinklers. Immaculate. Ph: 250-245-8840 or email: malcodon@shaw.ca

CAYCUSE Well-Maintained Recreational Property/Home 1500 sq.ft, 3 bdrm 2 bath, 5 acres, garage. A stone throw from pristine Cowichan Lake. Reduced to sell $378,800. Furnished. Ready to move in! Call 250-478-2648 or 250-745-3387.

Qualicum Beach: $295,000 1512 sq.ft. modular, 5yrs old, situated on own land in Coop Park. 2bdrm +den, 2baths. Close to beaches and golf courses. Will also trade in Nanaimo. (250)738-0248

OCEAN & MOUNTAIN VIEW Nanoose Bay $349,000. 2348 sq ft, 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, family rm, sunroom, walk in pantry. AC/DC chair lift. New ductless A/C & heat pumps & 2 gas f/p. Lrg lot. Close to shopping, school & golf. 250-468-7082 or 250-757-8712.

WILLOW POINT. Newer 3bdrm, 2 bath + separate studio. Fenced yard & RV Parking. $269,900. (778)420-4256 or (250)202-8788.

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$469,900. 507 Louise Road, Ladysmith. 5+ bdrm, 3 bath, 3690 sq. ft. Oceanview, level entry, sunlit bsmt, suite potential, dbl. garage. 250-246-0159

LADYSMITH. NEW 4 bdrm/2 bath with legal 1 bdrm suite. Many upgrades. Includes 11 appliances. Fully landscaped, New Home Warranty. $369,900. 1120 Gilson Pl. 250-741-0353, 250-714-2746

GRAND HERITAGE HomeCraftmans style (Nanaimo), original stain glass, fir flrs, excellent wood detailing, claw ft tub, electrical upgrades, oil heat, 1300 sqft main flr, 3 stories. $369,900. 250-716-9340.

HOSPITAL AREA: Solid older home, lots of updates since 2008. 3bdrms up, 2bdrm suite down. 2288sq.ft., 10,000 sq.ft. lot. Has rented for $2000/mth. Listed below assessment, $339.900. To view: (250)7406803 or (250)619-7650.

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EXTENSION AREA: Sat/Sun, Aug 4th/5th, 9am-4pm. Household items, sewing, quilting, craft supplies, books. 1809 White Blossom Way (top of Country Hills Drive)

HOSPITAL 1240 Strathmore St, Sat, Aug 4, 9-1. Moving Sale! Everything must go!

3576 Jinglepot Rd.

Fri. Aug 3, 9am-3pm Sat. Aug 4, 9am-3pm Lots and lots of good stuff. Too many items to list.

1809 MORDEN Rd. Family Yard Sale Household items, furniture, clothes, books, etc. Too much to list Don’t miss this one! Sat. Aug. 4th 8-1pm DEPARTURE BAY: Sat, Aug 4th, 8:30am-1pm. Books, kid’s clothing, desks, antiques, tools. 2840 Cosgrove Cresc.

Cobble Hill House For Sale By Owner, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath, RV Shop, in ground pool, hot tub, .74 acres. Asking $619,000. Phone 250743-3537. Realtors welcomed

Old Orchard Character Home. 2,200 sq.ft. 3-4 bdrms, 2 ba., wood heat/gas burning furnace. Original hardwood & tile. $529,000 call 250-338-5051 judithannetal@yahoo.com

MOVE IN READY $243,900. 1704 McPhee Ave., Courtenay BC. 3 bdrm, 1 bath w/all updates. Open concept, original hardwood floors, beautiful garden beds, fully fenced back yard, 2 out buildings for storage. A MUST SEE! C 250897-9934 or H 250334-3799

FOR SALE BY OWNER

2 BEDROOM, 1 + 3/4 pc Bath, Den, High Ceilings, Double Garage, Luxury Townhouse at Creekside on Corfield in Parksville. Private side, backing on to Green space + Walking Trail. $373,900. Ph: 250 586 6444. 3BDRM, 2BATH upstairs; 2bdrm legal suite downstairs. Everything brand new from roof to floor. Close to schools, shopping centre and all amenities. Only $299,900 firm, for quick sale. (250)6180535 or 250-618-6814

NEWLY RENOVATED 2bdrm Rancher centrally located, Jinglepot (Nanaimo) area. Open concept kitchen leading into beautiful sun room. Gas FP and new HW tank. Single car garage with additional storage area. $339,000. 1 (250)7582294 or 250-754-6214 Lv.Msg.

Parksville 4 acres +, 3 bdrm modular. mins. from town. Lots of water, trees & lawn. $480,000.00 Drive by 1304 Coldwater Rd. If interested call 250-228-7162

REAL ESTATE

2-BDRM North Nanaimo Patio Home $223,333. Quiet complex, low strata fees, no age restrictions. Completely renovated end-unit. For more details contact (250) 933-5566 or patiohome333@shaw.ca

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DIVERS LAKE. Multi-family: Sat. Aug. 4, 9am-2pm. New boat motor, furniture, toys, children’s clothing, fishing, books, tools, appliances, household. 2651 Starlight Trail

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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

HAREWOOD GARDEN/Yard Sale: Sat, Aug 4th, 7am-2pm. Retro jewelry, kitchen & other collectables, lrg assort of funky stuff. Free herbs. 31 Fourth St.

NANAIMO- 3756 Uplands Dr, Sat, Aug 4, 8-2pm. 500 DVD’s, wood lathe, tools, air compressor, lawn mower, 3D puzzles, Coleman propane stove w/stand. Early birds welcome! N. NANAIMO, 3739 Elworthy Plc., Sat, Aug. 4, 8am-2pm. Household items and more. NORTH NANAIMO: Aug 4, 8am-3pm. Downsizing: Garden tools, pots, collectable plates, glassware and much more. 6401 Pachena Place. NORTH NANAIMO- (Cather’s Lake), 204 Tahoe Ave, Sunday, Aug 5, 9am-2pm. PIPER’S LAGOON: 3685 Lagoon Rd. (off Hammond Bay), Sat., Aug. 4, 8:00 am.


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RENTALS

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RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

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TRANSPORTATION

ANTIQUE/CLASSICS

CARS

MOTORCYCLES

1957 FAIRLANE Hardtop. Blue/white continental kit. $15,000 or trade for small, mobile business. (250)923-1210

2003 VW Beetle $8495.00. ONLY 66,000 km, Manual transmission, Power Everything A/C, Sunroof. Call 250465-0632

HOUSES FOR SALE

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DEERWOOD PLACE Estates Home in 55+ park, 1050sq.ft. 2bdrm, 2bath, den. Heat pump, granite counter plus garage. 6yrs. old. $209.900. (250)751-1680

LADYSMITHINCREDIBLE ocean views, executive style condo. Adult orientated, 1200 sq ft, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls, priv ent, gas F/P, renos, single garage. $995. (250)245-1342.

NANAIMO (UNIVERSITY Heights) 3bdrms, 2bath, laundry & utility rooms, fenced yard, F/S, W/D hook-up, new paint/carpet, carport. Walking distance to mall & bus. N/S, cat ok. $1045. mo. Call (250)741-1383 (250)727-5687

HAMMOND BAY area, new, level entry large 1 bdrm suite, sep ent, N/P, N/S, laundry & hydro incl’d. Avail Sept. 1, $700 mo, 250-729-0313.

HOMES WANTED

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NANAIMO, 1275 Dufferin Cres Across Gen Hospital. 1 & 2 Bdrms from $675/mo. Call Carman 250-740-1002

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

NANAIMO- CLEAN, quiet 1 bdrm suites. Available immed, Aug. 15 & Sept. 1/12. Hot water included, on bus route. $525/mo. 1 year signed lease required, references & credit check required. Please call 250-754-8411.

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NANAIMO OCEAN view Downtown. 1 bdrm + den. Senior friendly, secure parking. 6 appls, laundry rm. Refs & lease req’d. NS/NP. $950. Avail now. 250-591-8886.

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RV SITES YOUBOU: Sunny side of Lake Cowichan, 25’x50’ RV Lot with 25’ Mallard Sport Trailer. Lot is done with 2 stone slab patios, high end plastic grass for low maintenance. Must see to appreciate. Strata fee $125 monthy + hydro. Asking $130,000. Call (250)748-8776.

LOTS TREED .57 ACRE LOT. on Aldergrove Drive, Courtenay. 5 min. walk to Kitty Coleman Beach & camp site. Reduced by $20,000. Perfect for investment or dream home. Timber valued at $5,000. Asking $167,000 NO HST. 250331-0299 or 250-949-6184

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

SXS DUPLEX - 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, fresh, clean, schools close. Avail Aug 1. $995/mo. NS/NP. Call 250-758-4871.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR RENT

N. NANAIMO: Quiet roomy updated 1 bdrm condo, close to shopping, bus route. Overlooking forest. $700. NS/NP, ref’s/ lease. (250)245-0576. NORTH END- Spacious 1 bdrm, $900 inclds all utils+ cable. NS/NP. Avail Sept 1. Call (250)756-3096 after 6pm.

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1 & 2 Bdrm. Updated kitchen, New flooring & appls. Bright, near Mall. Secure adult oriented. Free H/W.

250-758-1246

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HOMES FOR RENT 24 WAKESIAH Avenue- 3 bdrms, $925. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 5830 HAMMOND Bay Road- 3 bdrms, 2 bath, $1395. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 872 PARK Avenue- 3 bdrms, $1095. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com DEERWOOD PLACE Estates 55+ park, 2bdrm, 2bath, 960 sq.ft. $850/mo. References Required. (250)751-1680 METRAL AREA: Lge 4 B/R fenced yard, dble carport, F/S. 5350 Dunster Rd. Avail Aug 1. $1250/mth 758-6107 to view NANAIMO- (1537 White St) newly reno’d 2 bdrms, 1 bath, W/D, F/S, D/W. N/S inside. $950+ utils. Refs req’d. Avail Sept 1. Call 250-755-1992.

40 ft Park Model in year round park in Parksville. Add on room & patio, carport & shed. Pad rent includes cable & wi-fi. Call 250-951-4902

NANAIMO- Downtown character bright 1 bdrm, ocean view, fenced yard & prking. NS/NP. $720. + utils. 250-753-9365.

ROOMS FOR RENT N.NANAIMO near Ocean. N/S Fridge/micro in room. Laundry. $400. Sept. 1. (250)390-2212

PORT HARDY Trailer on its own lot. Excellent condition, private back yard. Boat/RV parking. $102,500. Contact Gary David 250-949-8684.

SHARED ACCOMMODATION 2 ROOMS for rent in upstairs suite, across from VIU, nice views, back yard, deck, full amenities. Working males only! $500/rm. (250)753-1971.

RENTALS

CEDAR- SHARE my beautiful home, 2 bdrms up, living room dining room down, share kitchen, hot tub, pool, bbq. Very quiet, pets ok, 1.5 acres. $900. 250-245-0014.

APARTMENT/CONDO 1691 & 1695 Boundary Ave- 2 bdrms $695. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 1BDRM, 1BATH, Hospital district, on bus route. N/P, N/S. Heat/hot water incl. Ref. Req. $625. (250)585-4014. 3185 BARONS Rd- 1 & 2 bdrms, $695 & $800. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 412 BRUCE Avenue2 bdrms, $800. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

SUITES, LOWER COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

FRENCH CREEK

SPACE FOR RENT 694 s/ft. Contact Shauneen or John @ 250-248-3713, ex: 2 then 1. or email: admin@creekhouseresort.com

1091 SILVER Mountain Dr- 1 bdrm $650. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 2- BDRM across from Aquatic Centre. Fenced yard, W/D. inclds heat, hydro & A/C. $800 mo, N/S. Aug 1. 250-753-8797

430 STEWART Ave- 1 bdrm, $700. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

2BDRM BSMNT. Newly reno’d. Near VIU. N/P-N/S. Rent neg. 250-591-4141 / 667-2139

CHASE RIVER: 2 bdrm sxs duplex. F/S, W/D. References req’d. $850. (250) 716-3524.

CENTRAL NANAIMO 2 Bdrm Apts near waterfront, ocean/mtn views, new laminate/appls. Adult oriented, free heat. $850 mo. 250-753-7457.

6583 JENKINS Rd- 2 bdrms, $725. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

NANAIMO 1BDRM + den, 1150sq ft unit in 4-plex at 2506 Labieux Rd. for quiet tenant only, $850 + utils. N/P, nr bus stop. (Sept. 1). 250-729-8969.

870 KENTWOOD- 1 bdrm, $600. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

DOWNTOWN NANAIMO. 1bdrm. On-site laundry, parking NS/NP. $550. 250-754-1547.

NANAIMO: 3BDRM Rancher duplex. Lrg kitchen with pantry, lots of storage, screens, fenced private yard, lrg patio, parking. Close to school, bus, recreation & shopping. N/S. Small dog considered. $1000. /mo. Avail now. (250)758-9745

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.

N NANAIMO: Clean 3-bdrm + den. 4 appls, carport, fenced yard, close to Woodgrove Mall, Superstore, lake, schools & bus. New paint. Quiet. Refs. Aug. 1. $1085. 250-751-5257.

N. NANAIMO: 1 bdrm basement suite. Close to Woodgrove. Separate entry, F/S. $750/mo. NS/NP, avail. Aug. 1st. (250)758-6933. N. NANAIMO: 2 bdrm. Close to Woodgrove Mall. New washer & dryer. NS/NP. Refs req. $950/M. utils/cable/hydro incl. 250-390-4692.

NANAIMO DOWNTOWN 3 bdrm,1.5 bath, on-site laundry. NS/NP. $900. 250-754-1547.

NANAIMO. SPOTLESS, quiet 1 bdrm $650. Bachelor $575. Close to ferry & harbour walk. Intercom, elevator. Free hot water, sauna. N/S, N/P. Ref’s req’d. Mark/Don 250-753-8633

LONG LAKE Waterfront. 1Bdrm Executive suite - private entr. Newly painted - new carpets & floors - very clean, bright, quiet - Inclds W/D, F/S & utils - N/P, N/S. Aug 1st. $895. 250-758-4871.

NORTH NANAIMO- 1 bdrm, separate entrance, close to Woodgrove Mall. $700 inclds utils. NS/NP. 250-713-0861. NORTH NANAIMO- 1, 2 or 3 bdrm option, grd level, modern new home w/separate entry, priv backyard, quiet beautiful location, inclds heat, hydro, shared W/D. NS/NP. Refs req’d. Avail immed. $750 mo + cable. Call (250)667-1551. 2nd bdrm $150 or 3rd bdrm option for $150 more.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

1968-Buick Skylark Convertible. Original 350 motor, 106,000 miles. Collector plates, family owned since new, immaculately maintained. jimmypicton@yahoo.ca

SUITES, UPPER 2057 BLUEBELL Terrace- 3 bdrms, $900. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

2004 PONTIAC SUNFIRE: Sedan - Blue, 4 door. 91,500 km. Asking $4200 obo. 250758-6665

AUTO FINANCING

1982 18 1/2’ Travelaire in perfect working condition. Double axel. $3000. Please call (250)203-9122

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CARS

S. NANAIMO 2bdrm lower suite. NP, NS. Heat, hydro, FS incl’d. $850/month. Ref’s. (250)591-6916, 250-816-0085 UNIVERSITY AREA: 2bdrm ground level, private entry, insuite laundry, DW, 7x11 storage area, garage, fenced yard. Near schools/bus. $900, util & heat incl. N/S, N/P, Avail Aug. 1st. Call Bob for appointment to view. 250-618-4775

1980 RARE Pontiac Phoenix, only 80,000k, 2 previous owners. Top Shape. P/S,P/B/P/W, tilt. News brakes, rotors, alternator, battery, trans serviced. $1,700. John (250)732-8811 1987 TOYOTA SUPRA, 5 spd, 2 dr, black, black leather intertior, gas miser. Brakes just done. $1250 obo. (250)7097917

2009 PT CRUISER, ex cond, 55km, auto, pw, a/c, White, well maintained. Motivated must sell. $10,900. 250-7324866

HOSPITAL AREA, 3 bdrm, 2 bath. Close to hospital & shopping. N/S, N/P, $1200./mo + utils. Avail now. 250-756-6172 or 250-619-5446.

1991 LEXUS LS 400, loaded. Excellent Condition. One Owner; all records. $4,500. (250)468-9782

OLD CITY QUARTER: We;ll hold for start of school. Lge 2bdrm No Smokers, N/P, $850 Util incl. (250)753-3337 PARKSVILLE, Nice 2 bdrm upper house, NP, NS. Incl’s WD, FS, avail now. $850/mo. (250)746-5094 PROTECTION ISLAND: quiet, quality, furnished 2bdrm bsmnt, ground level, 4 appli’s. N/P, N/S. $650. Available Sept. 1, 2012 - April 30, 3013 (250)753-4123 or 758-4454

TOWNHOUSES 12-1600 MOREY- 3 bdrms, $875. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

SPORTS & IMPORTS

2003 MINI Cooper S, green with Union Jack roof. Many John Cooper Works upgrades. Low mileage. Immaculate. $13,500 OBO. 250-923-8664. Email: dhay@telus.net

TRANSPORTATION ANTIQUE/CLASSICS

C. NANAIMO: Very spacious, clean 1 bdrm bsmt suite. Own W/D, private entr, incls utils, 2 minute walk to major bus route. NS/NP. $700 mo. Avail immed. Call 250-667-1221.

1956 CONSUL MKI Estate Wagon, ONE OF APPROX 15 IN THE WORLD. Body, paint and motor all done. Lots of new parts. The car needs assembly. Will Trade for British and Cash. MUST SELL. No Time. Have all receipts. Call 250-490-4150 (Penticton, BC).

1994 RUSTLER 24.5’ 5th wheel Trailer. 4 burner stove, new awning, all in good condition, everything works well. Asking $7000 obo. Please call (250)723-8855. 22’ MOTOR home Class B, 2001, Vanguard, Ford, V10. 6 new Michelin tires. Excellent condition, $22,000. Call (250)758-4542

1993 SPIRIT

4 doors, gray, 4 cylinder, good condition. Family owned car for 20 years. $1800 obo.

MERCEDES 1993, grey, 300E, auto, under 200,000 K, leather, needs news tires. $3,400. (250)597-3456 Maple Bay area.

(250)716-0075.

1998 LINCOLN Town car, Signature series, pearl white colour, 165 km, fully loaded, very good condition. out of province vehicle inspection completed. Asking $8,000.(250)758-3831.

MG BGT 1973 Engine rebuilt, new radiator, brakes & front suspension. In need of body work/interior. Good restoration projection $3000 obo. Phone 1-250-245-9696

2001 PONTIAC SUNFIRE: 4/Dr. Great on gas. Lots of extras. 2nd owner. $3200 obo. 250-618-3147 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191.

29 FT Landau Model. No slides. 107 K. Well taken care of with good brakes and tires and smooth suspension. Batteries all good. Nice Stereo/Dvd Player and 22 inch Lcd, 4kw Onan Genset, sleeps 6. Fridge, stove, microwave and A/C. Stand up shower. Ford V-10 and ready for Summer! Asking $18,000 obo. Call Pete 250-756-2698 or Andy 1-778-835-7058.

MOTORCYCLES

CENTRAL NANAIMO. 2-bdrm bsmnt suite $1050. includes utils. Bright & clean. Avail Sept. 1st. (250)716-1618. CINNIBAR VALLEY- 2-bdrm, 4 appls. N/S, sm pet. Parking. Refs. $925/mo. incl. util/internet. (250)740-0045 after 5pm.

1993 VW Westfalia, standard. 280,000 km, garage-kept. Well-maintained. A/C. Ready to travel. Asking $19,500. (250)923-4769.

1993 BUICK Regal, 4dr, Auto, green exterior, leather interior. air, power package, 100,000K. Very good condition. $3,500 obo. (250)618-6685

272 HARWELL Road- 3 bdrms, $850. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com LONG LAKE: nice 4bdrm, 2bath. Avail. Aug. 1st or 15th. N/S, Non Partier, 1 pet considered. RR. $1300. (604)3606062 or 250-816-5337

1992, 26 ft TRAVELAIRE, Class C Motorhome. Bright, clean, sleeps 4. Twin beds in back and fold down double bed. Excellent and clean condition. Full shower with skylight, gas generator, air conditioning, second owner, new internal batteries (worth $600), new water pump, only 91,300 km. Reliable, clean and functional. REDUCED to $13,000. (250) 748-3539

2010 SUBARU Outback AWD, PZEV, Moonroof, 35,000 miles, ext. Warranty. $25,000. Call 250-248-6344.

733 FITZWILLIAM St- 2 bdrms, $900. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com Aug1 VIU area furn. 1bdrm, private entry, deck, F/S, DW, shared laundry. $650 incl. utils/ internet/ cable. N/S, N/P. (250)753-5066 after 5pm.

1996 BMW Motorcycle

153,000k’s, R-1100. Top of the line cruising bike. $4,495 obo. 1 (250)618-6800

2007 HD Ultra Classic, with all the bells & whistles. 96 cu in motor, 6 spd trans, full 4 speaker Harmon Kardon AMFM stereo with rider/passenger intercom, MP3 CD player, CB radio, cruise control, heated grips, too much to list! 18,500 kms, $18,900 obo. Call (250)748-9251 Duncan.

93 MOTOR HOME. New tires, brakes, no rust. Diesel, 85K, 32ft. $18,500 O.B.O. Please call 250-338-2893. READY TO go south! 1996 Sportsmaster 5th Wheel, 24 ft, excellent condition with 1988 GMC 2500 Pickup; all maintenance records; $11,000 obo. Lorne, Parksville BC. Call 250-954-0511.


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UTILITY TRAILERS

1997 JEEP T.J. 4 cyl, 5 speed, new top, clean, no off road. Bright red w/ black trim & grey interior. Asking $6800. Call 250-338-4888.

2005 GMC Yukon Denali. Fully loaded, extra winter rims & tires, 179,000 k’s. $14,900.00 Call 250-468-1619 or email: dansonja@telus.net

Friday

2012 MIRAGE 7 x 14 Tandem trailer, rear barn doors, single front door, one trip only - Edmonton to Nanaimo. like new. asking $5,400. (250)758-3831

MARINE 1998 Land Rover Discovery. Special edition, Very good condition, excellent tires and brakes, heated leather seats, Alpine sound system, two power sky lights has 220,000 kms asking $4,500.00 OBO. 250-334-7794 or 250-7031954.

2009 ACADIA SLT, AWD, seats 7, loaded. 60,500km. $30,000. 250-923-7203

BOATS

TRUCKS & VANS

1970 34’ Rare Coronado Sailboat with optional Deep Bay moorage. Good condition, repowered with Volvo Penta (2003) $25,000 O.B.O 250-941-5001

2002 GMC Jimmy 4x4, 2 dr, 212,000km, auto, air, 4.7 Vortec V6. Reg maintenance, good tires & brakes. $4,799 obo. (250)597-3140

2004 VW TOUAREG. Only 135,000 km, economical, spirited V6 engine, all wheel drive and tow hitch with electric brakes. Unique 6 speed Tiptronic auto transmission. Well equipped interior, rear mounted CD changer. Beautiful, well maintained. $14,900 obo, 250658-1123 mjmarshall@telus.net

1995 CHEV SILVERADO TURBO DIESEL 4x4 Extended cab, long box, new batteries, good rubber, no rust. 271,000 km, runs like a clock. $4500. Serious calls only Call (250)756-2388.

◆ NANAIMO MUSEUM hosts Time Machine Mania, allowing kids to discover how families lived 100 years ago. Perform chores, play games and make butter from 1:30-3 p.m. $3 per child or $10 for four. Phone 250-7531821 for details.

Saturday

2007 DODGE Ram 2500, 4x 4, quad cab, loaded, 242 km, trailer tow package, good cond., new rear brakes, out of province vehicle inspection completed. asking $11,500. (250)758-3831.

2002 F150 XLT, 4x4 auto, 240,000 km, new tires/brakes, clean, runs great, power group, red w/matching canopy. $7800 obo (250) 743-3076

◆ NANAIMO DOWNTOWN Farmers’ Market hosts Children’s Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Plaza, 90 Front St. Face painting, Puppy the mini hose, Suds the Clown and a sing along with Ian Johnstone. Visit www.nanaimofarmers market.com for more information or e-mail ndfms@shaw.ca.

◆ BASTION CITY Wanderers Volkssport Club hosts a six- or 10-km Ladysmith walk. Registration 9:30 a.m. at the end of Christie Road in front of red/ orange Timber West gate. 250-756-9796. HUNTER SAILBOAT “Zig Zag”. 33.5 FT, 20 HPD Yamaha diesel, zodiac dinghy. View at the Port Alice Marina. 250-284-6121. KCC THERMOGLASS 19’ boat, i/o (hull only). Great project boat. $150 obo. (250)7090710

Sunday ◆ NANAIMO MUSEUM hosts Sundaes on Sundays, allowing visitors to make their own ice cream the old-fash-

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ested in nature and leading elementary school groups to explore the forest setting. Training provided. Phone 250-753-5811 or e-mail morrell@ shawbiz.ca for details.

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ioned way. $2 per person. Takes place right after the noon cannon firing at the Bastion. 250-753-1821

Monday ◆ LANTERNS FOR Peace ceremony, hosted by Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, takes place a Swy-a-lana Lagoon at 9 p.m. Everybody welcome.

Tuesday ◆ NANAIMO FAMILY Life Association hosts its Managing Anger workshop from 6:30-9 p.m. at 1070 Townsite Rd. To register please call 250-754-3331 ext. 716. ◆ NANAIMO MUSEUM hosts Old Fashion School, which lets children take a step back in time and experience a classroom from 100 years ago. Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon until Aug. 28. For details phone 250753-1821.

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◆ NANAIMO DOLL Club meets one Tuesday each month to discuss collecting, costuming and study. All are welcome. E-mail NanaimoDollClub@shaw. ca for location and details.

◆ NANAIMO MUSEUM hosts Miner’s Cottage Tours for adults and seniors (self-directed or guided) at Piper Park. Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. until Aug. 29. For details phone 250-753-1821.

◆ WALK IN WEDNESDAY family issues drop in program. First Wednesday of the month, open to everyone. Side door, Nanaimo Men’s Resource Centre, 418D Fitzwilliam St. 250-716-1551. or e-mail info@nanaimomen.com for information.

Ongoing ◆ NANAIMO WIDOWS Support Group meets first three Wednesdays of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the Cavalier Room at the Howard Johnson Hotel on Comox Road. For details phone 250591-5189 before 8 p.m.

◆ GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS meetings are held from 7-8 p.m. every Tuesday at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, Rm. G-092.

◆ TAI CHI in the Summer every Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the band shell at Maffeo Sutton Park. Hosted by Mid-Island Canadian Tai Chi Academy. All levels welcome, but should know 108-move set.

◆ CRESCENT CHAPTER No. 10, Order of the Eastern Star meets 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at Morpeth Hall, 620 Morpeth Ave.

◆ MORRELL NATURE Sanctuary is looking for volunteers inter-

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Solicitor General Shirley Bond’s pre-game plea to celebrate responsibly went out the window along with the Vancouv er Canucks’ hopes for the Stanley Cup Wednesday night, leaving the city and the province to clean up and reassess their crowd control strategy. At a tense news conferen ce with fire offi ficials yesterday, Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu said will be multiple reviews there response to the Stanley of the Rioters vandal Cup riot of ize an unmar ked BOAZ JOSEPH/BLACK 2011, including the PRESS Vancouver after big question of the Canucks’ loss police car in downt own whether the city should on Wednesday. abandon the practice of encourag Lessons learned from the 1994 ing thousands the tradition of the Stanley Cup riot of people to gather helped get the situ2010 downtown. Huge crowds of drunkenOlympics. ation under control RCMP and Abbotsfo in half the time rd Police spectators with camera as the events of 17 reinforcements, sent phones delayed years ago, Chu in after police and fire crews said, and police were post-game crowds turned violent, from dealing with the looting and burning stopping many more rioters took three hours to stop extensive and hangers-on. . Vancouver Mayor damage and looting Chu identifi fied the key Gregor Robin downtown ertson identifi tors as the same group perpetrastores. A strategy fied “a small group of “meet and of “anarof troublemakers” as chists and criminal greet” by police crowd the primary cause. s” who disrupted control units the 2010 Olympic with people watching Premier Christy s. They are opporClark told CKNW on giant TV radio yesterday that tunists, looking for screens had little deterrent effect. the review has big crowds to to focus on social hide their activities As the mayhem was media, and use , he said. covered on new technology to live television, Bond Police did not anticipa identify people urged thoute the full caught in video and impact of wireless sands of picture-s still images. napping spectasocial media on crowds, invited “We have to make tors to go home. sure that the to gather at hard-core group downtown “live sites” of troublemakers to watch in is punished,” Clark said.

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