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A proposal to go to municipal-level taxpayers to fund a multi-million shortfall in bringing back rail service to Vancouver Island isn’t gaining any steam in the Central Island. The proposal, made last week by Island Corridor Foundation (ICF) chair Graham Bruce, got a big thumbs down from City of Parksville mayor Chris Burger, Qualicum Beach mayor Teunis Westbroek and Regional District of Nanaimo chair Joe Stanhope. Although all strongly favour the reintroduction of rail service as proposed by the ICF, none of the local leaders think municipal taxpayers should or even necessarily can foot the bill. The ICF recently received $15 million in joint federal and provincial funding to upgrade the track between Victoria and Courtenay, but this total did not factor in necessary rail bridge repairs, which are estimated to cost an additional $5.4 million. Burger said those same funding sources should be tapped for the bridge money as well. “In my view senior government needs to pony up the dollars to get it up and running,” he said. “This kind of infrastructure falls under their responsibility.” He said he’s worried about the possibility that once the city opens the funding tap to pay for such a move, it might be hard to turn it off. See RDN WILLING, page A9

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City council will be tested Parksville mayor Chris Burger says local politicians are in for a busy fall AUREN RUVINSKY writer@pqbnews.com

Parksville council is enjoying a bit of a lull in official duties over the summer, but mayor Chris Burger said things are picking up through the end of the summer and into the fall. He is giving “a general heads up for people who are interested in politics to pay attention, it’s going to be a busy season.” “The staff are working very hard in a number of areas,”

and staff and council will be tested in their commitment to the budget and hiring freezes they initiated early this year, he said. Among the big items to watch for are the first draft of the long awaited official community plan (OCP) update, a possible new water rate structure, the city’s long term capital plan and new or updated bylaws dealing with tress, development cost charges (DCCs) and business licences. See CITY TO RANK PRIORITIES, page A7

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STARTING POINT Have fun, but play safe, say police PARKSVILLE — Parksville residents and summer visitors alike seem to be be having themselves and having a good time during the summer beach festival activities at the waterfront, say police. Oceanside RCMP Corporal Jesse Foreman said overall behaviour seems to be good, with few incidents requiring police intervention. “Things have been going well,” he said, noting the beach has seen foot and bike patrols, as well as the usual vehicle passes through the area. “People seem to be getting it and just going down and havign a good time, which is what we want to see,” he said. — NEIL HORNER

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Learning from the age of horses Renowned paleontologists make their annual trip to Qualicum Beach, searching for 45 million-year-old fossils NEIL HORNER

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s one would expect with internationally-renowned scientists, Dr. Ruth Stockey and Dr. Gar Rothwell jet all over the world to carry out their research. One trip might take them to fossil beds in Peru, another to a dig in Argentina, another might be to a symposium in Japan and yet another would be to Graham and Tina Beard’s backyard. The two renowned paleontologists from the University of Oregon don’t go to Argentina every year, but they make a point not to miss their annual trip to this part of the world. The pair, flanked by a team of graduate students from all over the globe, were at the Beard’s Qualicum Beach home this week, using his back yard as a base camp while they perused various finds from the area. The finds, said Dr. Stockey, are many and various, which is not surprising, considering both central and northern Vancouver Island hold world-class fossil beds. As well, each slice of rock Beard shows them has hundreds of small fossils inside. There are no tyranosaurus teeth or velociraptor bits included however. These fossils come from the Eocene — the age of horses — about 45 million years ago, when all the dinosaurs were long extinct. That said, the tiny fossils of ferns, pollen, nuts and seeds are important, Rothwell said, and fascinating to those who know what they’re looking for. hen Graham Beard “We are interested in the pattern of the finds the right rock at evolution of life,” he said. “These are the inone of the secret lotermediates. The fossil record contains about cations near Campbell River, 99 per cent of all the species that ever lived, he’ll see a swarm of literally compared to the one per cent that’s alive tohundreds different fossils and fossil fragments. day. We’re looking at the 99 per cent.” Finding the fossil though is Graham Beard agreed. only the first step of a long and “The Eocene was the time when the flowsometimes laborious process. ering plants and grasses were just getting goIdentifying them and figing, so it’s a very important time,” he said. Besides the Beards, the researchers visit a uring out what they looked great many other fossil hounds in the area, like in life is the next step, one who scour sites at secret Campbell River, made far easier thanks to adHornby Island and north Island locations. vances in medical technology. The tally has been impressive. Over the 15 Once a piece of rock is idenyears the scientists have been visiting Qualitified as being of interest, thin cum Beach they have seen over a dozen scislabs are cut and then peeled. This peeling process inentific papers published about the area’s fossils, among them at least one PhD thesis. volves etching the calcium Finds have included the earliest known carbonate rock with hydrospecies of spruce — a find that back-dated its chloric acid to make the fossils evolution by about 100 million years. As well, stand out. they discovered a whole new genus of walnut See ROCK, page A6 — Beardii Vancouverensis — named after its discoverer, Graham Beard. Some of the seeds and cones they find, like the spruce, are similar to species found on Vancouver Island today, but many of them are not. There’s a good reason for that. Back in the Eocene, the climate was much warmer than it is today, so tree ferns and broad-leafed tropical plants — such as one might find in Borneo or Malaysia today — were the norm. One discovery they made involved sexuality. See FOSSIL FINDERS, page A6

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“There’s one quarry near Mt. Washington where they found a plantinoid that was bisexual,” Stockey said. “That family has a pretty good fossil record and while all the living plants are unisexual, with a female head and a male pollen-producing head, this one had both pollen and seed producing structures on the same head.” The plantinoids, deciduous plants with palmate, veined leaves were once dominant in the area but are now only represented by a few species, such as the sumac, one of which is located outside Qualicum Foods in Qualicum Beach. The two scientists have worked together for many years, starting their collaboration at the University of Alberta, where they both taught for many years. During that time they have agreed on many findings and disagreed on others — sometimes strenuously — but as they pack up their boxes of specimens for the long drive home, both Stockey and Rothwell smile and laugh a lot. There’s a couple of good reasons for that. First, the trip has once again been productive, with many slices of rock identified and catalogued for future study. As well, they simply enjoy what they’re doing. “We do this because we’re having a good time,” Rothwell said. “If we didn’t do this we would have to get a real job.”

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which puts them all together to form a Then a layer of cellulose acetate is ap- three-dimensional image of the fossil. plied and dissolved with acetone. When This process, Stockey noted, used to be the acetone evaporates done by creating models and the acetate dries, out of wax, cardboard it can be peeled off the or styrofoam and then rock, taking with it a painstakingly gluing the very thin section of the many layers together. fossil with it. This secHowever, thanks to adtion, about 25 microns vances in medical resthick, is then able to be onance imaging (MRI) viewed through a mitechnology, they no loncroscope. ger have to do this. In a particularly inThe result is a 3-D imteresting specimen, as age that can be rotated many as 800 of these Computer-generated fossil on the computer screen, peels may be made, renderings. allowing scientists to get with each peel being an accurate idea of what fed into a special computer program, the specimen looked like in life.

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The Parksville Legion is still looking for someone to develop their prime property with them, but they will not be making any money off parking in the meantime. When the Branch 49 Legion started talking about tearing down the ramshackle house they owned beside the Society of Organized Services’ Thrift Shop (SOS), the SOS expressed interest in leasing the space for parking, explained Legion land use committee chair Don Livingstone. The Legion owns four lots along Hirst Avenue, including the Legion building and church next door, and has been talking about redeveloping since at least 1985. The goal is to find a partner to build a new mixed use facility with the Legion, housing and/ or commercial space, costing the Legion nothing and maybe even generating revenue. Legion president Dave Doskoch has called the local branch “land rich and cash poor.” Livingstone said a feasibility study a few years ago found that

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Parksville could easily absorb their project plus another one, but things move slowly. “There are steps the Legion has to go through that other developers don’t,” he said, like getting approval from their membership and the BC and Yukon Command. They tore down the old house in the spring in anticipation of eventually building something, hoping to make a few dollars from parking in the interim, but the SOS board decided they were only interested in buying the property and wouldn’t lease it. The city and Legion met last week about temporary parking

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Council is also currently selecting four members from 13 suitable applicants for a new citizen advisory committee that will be able to delve much deeper into issues of public concern. The city will also take further steps toward the construction of a new river water intake and treatment facility. The results of a yearlong test of possible forms of water treatment are expected in the fall and there are ongoing tests into the feasibility of Western Canada’s first aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) system. Each of these big items will go through the proper public process, he assured. With the OCP for example, council will get the first look at the draft version in an all day workshop before it is presented for final public review and the usual public bylaw adoption process. A recent telephone survey in co-ordination with the OCP is also complete and they will get the results soon. With all the big items requiring public input, he will ask council to hold another town hall style meeting with less rigid strucCHRIS BURGER ture and more chance for public input. That input will be crucial for things like looking into the water rate structure as the city reviews the success of the tiered billing system that was introduced a couple years ago to encourage water conservation. “The preference might be to have a more individual system,” he suggested. “And we have to look at the commercial residential balance.” He pointed out that many of the items facing council are closely connected, discussions about DCC rates will relate to discussions about ranking priorities, for example. And it will be up to council to rank their priorities into needs verses wants. Tax increases are usually about building up a surplus for long term needs and infrastructure, Burger said, pointing out the challenge of planning for those long term needs on today’s tax revenue. “Council has to decide at the end of the day how we’re going to move forward.”

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Despite the media focus on spills and protests against new oil pipelines proposed for B.C., about half of respondents in a new poll are open to changing their minds based on economic or environmental factors. The Angus Reid survey of 804 B.C. residents found 35 per cent completely opposed to the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway line from northern Alberta to port facilities at Kitimat. Only seven per cent indicated unqualified support for the line. Another 27 per cent said they support the Enbridge proposal but could change their minds based on economic benefits or environmental protection. Similarly, 24 per cent were opposed but open to reconsidering based on economic or environmental concerns.

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The survey asked participants what they think of Premier Christy Clark’s five preconditions for provincial support of the Enbridge project. About a third said they would more likely back the project if Clark’s demand of “world leading” marine and land-based spill response was met, and a similar number said they would

be persuaded if the current federal environmental review supports it. Economic benefits to B.C. were cited as a factor in considering support by 32 per cent of respondents. NDP MLA Shane Simpson said the poll shows a clear trend to more opposition as people become more familiar with the pipeline is-

sues. Firm opposition is five to one against the Enbridge proposal, and is strongest in northern B.C., he said. A proposal to twin the existing Kinder Morgan oil pipeline between Alberta and port facilities in Burnaby was supported by 37 per cent of respondents and opposed by about half. While the NDP is campaigning against the Northern Gateway project, Simpson said the NDP won’t take a stand for or against the Kinder Morgan proposal until the company makes a formal application to Ottawa that details its plans. There were 32 tankers loaded with crude oil at Kinder Morgan’s Burnaby facilities last year, and 69 in 2010. A company official said an expanded pipeline would generate 25 to 30 tanker loads per month going out through Vancouver harbour.

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Letters PIPELINE WILL FAIL Oil line breaks in Michigan and Wisconsin show how each state controls and has jurisdiction to issue permits and collect millions for damages on such lines. In Canada, it looks like B.C. is left out in the cold. Federal plans are progressing without our province’s input or willingness to assume the costs of future breakdowns and environmental disasters. Michigan assessed and collected $800 million from Enbridge, but Wisconsin costs will be much smaller. For B.C. it seems Enbridge would focus on pipeline repairs to get things flowing for all the Alberta sponsors. Why federal jurisdiction over pipelines? Did it somehow follow from the origin of railroads in Canada? The CPR was created before the prairie provinces existed. Railroads remain federal “control” and have low impacts on the environment. Oil is hugely, very different! Like American states our provinces should license and control exactly where any pipeline should go. Without that, we are at the mercy of huge future costs as pipelines age and fail. Are current Harper MPs from British Columbia listening ? GLENN COOPER Parksville

A PLEASANT DREAM I had a dream the other night. At my wife’s behest, I was dutifully preparing a hole on our backyard in order to plant a new rho-

“If we didn’t do this we would have to get a real job.” DR. GAR ROTHWELL, see story page A5

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dodendron, and guess I got a little carried away with how far I was digging down. The next thing we knew there was a loud whoosh as thick black gooey liquid started gushing and oozing out of the ground. Yep, we had struck oil — not unlike The Beverly Hillbillies — surely, we were made for life. In Dreamland we soon had our discovery registered, as geological experts all agreed we had struck the mother of all motherlodes; more than enough to fuel all those factories in China for several decades. We contacted a company in Calgary, called something like Bridgend, to transport the oil through a state-of-the art pipeline to the nearest deep-water port in the Strait of Georgia, where we built state-of-the-art refineries. State-of-the-art supertankers loaded refined products every day at state-of-the-art terminals, and there were well-paying jobs for everybody for miles around; building and maintaining pipelines, refineries and oil terminals, and loading the ships. Taxes and royalties were paid to all levels of government to fulfill demands for hospitals, schools, daycare centres, seniors residences, roads, cheaper gasoline and every necessity of life that some Canadians take for granted. Trouble is, I awoke from my slumber to find it was only a pipe dream, as large numbers of British Columbians have apparently been swayed to believe that any dealings with pipelines and supertankers are fraught with inevitable danger and ruination. What a shame, when so many other countries embrace their mineral wealth,

using their oil resources to great financial and commercial advantage under strict regulatory guidelines. It was such a pleasant dream. BERNIE SMITH Parksville

THINK OF THE SENIORS We live in an area of a senior majority , yet there is no designated time on the schedule at the Ravensong pool, for seniors to swim. Ravensong states that “programs at the centre are designed for all ages and abilities.” Yet if you look at any of the schedules, there is no allotted time for seniors, even though our age group is by far the majority in this area. As fall and winter approach, with colder, often wet weather, and sometimes icy roads, walking to keep fit and healthy, is not so pleasant. It would be so much appreciated, if we could have a special time, say an hour three mid-mornings per week, where we could meet with our friends, and swim for pleasure and exercise! Adults only lengths, from noon to 1 p.m., works fine for younger working people, who are usually strong swimmers. The adult swim, from 8:30 to 10 p.m., is difficult for seniors, many of whom are unable to drive at night. We like and need to keep fit as we age, but don’t often have the strength or energy to be lumped in with other age groups as with the present schedules. JULIE HICKS Qualicum Beach

VIEWS IN THE NEWS We asked: What does Parksville need for young people?

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We need a bigger skate park or at least an addition to the one we have.

A pool would be cool. We would get a lot more teenagers in Parksville.

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I like it pretty much the way it is. JOSHUA ANGELE Parksville

I don’t know. It’s a pretty nice place as it is. TEIGAN AVERGER Parksville

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o here’s Adaisha Miller, a vivacious, is a major concern for officials. That’s why glass law-abiding 24-year-old woman, lying bottles and any kind of sticks or poles have been on the patio by the barbecue, bleeding pre-emptively banned. Even little kids carrying out from a massive bullet wound in By Arthur Black squirt guns will be asked to check their playthings at the door. her chest. Who shot her? Well, a cop But concealed, loaded handguns? No prob… sort of. But she kind of shot herself, too. lem. Bring ‘em on in. See, Adaisha was a guest at a neighbourhood According to Florida Governor Rick Scott fish fry at the home of the cop (an off-duty officer). The shooting occurred when she, the banning handguns from a convention in downcop and several others were dancing to recordtown Tampa, “would surely violate the Second ed music. Adaisha, who was behind the cop, Amendment.” touched — touched — the holstered automatic The state of Florida is particularly loony on the policeman was wearing on his belt. The holthe subject of gun control. They should switch ster leather was so soft that the gun it held discharged from their motto from The Sunshine State to the Moonshine State. Adaisha merely brushing the holster with her fingers. Legislators must have been glassy-eyed drunk to pass a law The question you’re probably asking yourself is ‘Why is that banned state doctors from even discussing firearms anybody — even an off-duty police officer — wearing a hol- with their patients. That law was recently overturned by a stered, cocked semi- automatic handgun at his own house federal court, but the infamous ‘Stand Your Ground’ law — party? the one that allowed self-appointed neighbourhood watchYou only ask that question because you’re Canadian. This man George Zimmerman to gun down an unarmed 17-yearhomicide didn’t happen in Canada; it happened in Detroit. old kid — that one’s still on the books. Detroit is an American city. It’s not just Florida. Martin Luther King was shot in TenAnd when it comes to handguns, America is crazy. nessee; Bobby Kennedy was blown away in California — Consider the National Republican Convention which will both in 1968. Since then, more than one million — that’s unfold in all its multiple weirdness’s at the end of the month right 1,000,000 — Americans have been killed by guns. in Tampa. Naturally, personal security of everyone attending See GUN NUTTERS, page A13

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There’s still a month to go before the annual Paws for a Cause fundraiser for the SPCA shelter, but manager Nadine Durante wants people to think ahead. The walk, the biggest provincial fundraiser of the year for the SPCA, is slated to run at Parksville Community Park on September 9, with registration at 10 a.m. and the walk starting an hour later. The event will feature radio personality Dave Graham as master of ceremonies and will include popular doggie games such as bobbing for wieners and musical sits. The key to success, Durante said, is for supporters to pick up their pledge forms now so they can get them filled out prior to the big day. “Our goal is $15,000 this year,” she said. Forms can be picked up at the shelter, located on Alberni Highway in Errington or by downloading them by visiting www.spca.bc.ca/walk. “Come out and support the animals in your community,” she said.

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The Lunch for ovarian cancer AUREN RUVINSKY writer@pqbnews.com

After huge success last year, organizers are moving their gala lunch for ovarian cancer to Tigh-Na-Mara and adding more fun events. “Last year we sold out a month ahead,” said Sharon Wood, Ovarian Cancer Canada society member and co-organizer. “This year we added more tickets but we’ve already sold about a third and I think they’re going to go fast,” she said urging people to get theirs soon. Called “The Lunch — A Fashionable Afternoon by the Sea,” there will be a keynote speech by noted surgeon and researcher Dr. Sarah Finlayson and CBC radio host Sheryl Mackay will emcee the fun-filled afternoon with a three course gourmet lunch, silent and live auctions, a new fashion show staged by The Bay and more. Wood, who spearheaded the first lunch after losing her mother to ovarian cancer, said there are some great developments and new research which Dr. Finlayson, an assistant professor in the UBC faculty of medicine, will speak about. Even though the statistics are bleak, with the disease killing over 1,700 Canadian women a year, the long term survival rate is 90 per cent when it is diagnosed early. Education and awareness are considered the best tools for improving survival. The biggest problem, Wood said, is that the symptoms are so varied, vague and easily missed that even some doctors are unfamiliar with them. So organizers invite everyone to help spread awareness,

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Sharon Wood and Eileen Beadle are among the organizers of the upcoming Fashionable Afternoon by the Sea at Ti-NaMara September 24.

gather their friends and family and get the $100 tickets and information for the September 24 event at www.thelunch. ca or from Helen at 250-757-9549 or helen@thelunch.ca. They raised almost $18,000 last year and hope to do at least as well this year with all proceeds going to Ovarian Cancer Canada, which supports women and their families living with the disease and research for a cure.

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Last year alone, more than 30,000 Americans lost their lives to bullets. Those statistics would flabbergast the countrymen of any democratic state — hell, they’d raise the eyebrows of an African warlord — but Americans are blind on the subject of guns. Or blinkered, thanks to the consummately evil machinations of the National Rifle Association whose lobbyists, year after year and administration after administration, see to it that the right pockets are padded and votes bought to ensure that, well, for instance, every American has the right to own, carry and discharge an M-16 or AK47 assault rifle. The AK-47 can fire 775 rounds a minute; the M-16 can fire 940 rounds a minute. Neither weapon would be effective for rabbit or grouse hunting — or indeed any hunting at all. But in the field of battle they can lay down a wall of lead that would give the enemy pause. That’s all they were ever intended for. But each weekend, at gun shows from Okefenokee to Oregon, AK-47s, M-16s and a Satanic smorgasbord of other absurdly overpowered lethal weapons are snapped up by conspiracy theorists, ubernationalists, neo-Nazis, anti-Semites, KKK cultists and other assorted right- and left wing fruitcakes. ‘Guns don’t kill people; people kill people’ goes the moronic mantra of American gun nutters. Tell it to Adaisha Miller.

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Making and selling the planters of succulents is a new venture for her, but her passion for the sometimes strange-looking plants has been around for quite a while. “I fell in love with them,” she said. “The textures are very different, the colours are amazing and the light from morning to night, as the shadows go over them can change their colour. They are so different and fun to play with.” As well, she added, they don’t need much looking after and need very little water. Her interest in the plants soon turned into a passion. “I’ve been doing lots of research and contacting growers and learning as much

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3

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4

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4

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5

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4

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Molson Exel Non Alcoholic Beer

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Locally Raised BC Poultry

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99

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The best of the best are on display for the World to Enjoy! Dairyland

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Cheddar or Mozzarella Cheese Average 400gr

Emma

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil

5

$

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4

3

Cracker Barrel Cheese Slices

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220-240gr

250

2$

99

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5

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Salad Dressing

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540ml

for

7

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5

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480-594gr

3$ for

1.75lt

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4

2$ for

5

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$

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326gr

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99

99 3

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414ml

99

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Minute Maid Juice or Nestea Iced Tea

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5

425-505gr

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4$

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$

Oatmeal Crisp Cereal

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for

99

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275-300gr

4

99

6

3 $5

$

99

for

WOW

99 2

Dry Roasted Peanuts Peanuts Resealable Bag 600gr WOW Save

2$

Coke,Sprite or Canada Dry

WOW Save

10x355ml

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Planters

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Water

9

12x500ml

4

99

1.75lt

Dasani

280gr

Original Roast Ground Coffee

Minute Maid Five Alive or Nestea Iced Tea

Orange Juice

Microwave Popcorn

5

6

Minute Maid

2$

Old Dutch

Arriba Tortilla Chips

Maxwell House

$

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345-500gr

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Cheerios Cereal

Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread

2$

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5

General Mills

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99

12x355ml

Selected, Assorted Sizes

250gr

99

for

2

Process Cheese Product, 125gr

Restaurante Tortilla Chips,Salsa or Dip

Save

99

Canada Dry Ginger Ale, Club Soda or Tonic Water

Old Dutch

200gr

$

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3

4$

Old Dutch

200gr

$

Primo

99

Potato Chips

Canadian Feta Cheese

Mayonnaise

WOW

99

Paradise Island

890ml

Kraft

380gr

3

Hellmann’s

99

Shredded Natural Cheese

375ml

99

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Melts Slices

BBQ Sauce

600-750gr

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2lt

3 $5 for

Plus Applicable Fees

99

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99

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The best of the best are on display for the World to Enjoy! Dairyland

Paradise Island

Cheddar or Mozzarella Cheese Average 400gr

Emma

5 Save

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

5

$

1lt

4

3

Cracker Barrel Cheese Slices

Save

220-240gr

250

2$

99

for

5

3 Kraft

Salad Dressing

Beans

250ml

540ml

for

7

Vlasic

Pickles 1lt

5

Popchips

Redenbacher’s

85gr

480-594gr

3$ for

1.75lt

for

4

2$ for

5

Plus Applicable Fees

Plus Applicable Fees

White Swan

3

For

3

2$ for

5

General Mills

100’s

5

for

ER SUMM S SPORT

4

Plus Applicable Fees

Canada Dry

3

$

3

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Chapman’s

2lt

Assorted Sizes

Chapman’s

Lolly Treats

2

Nature Valley or Fibre 1 Granola Bars or Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks

2 $7 for

Tetley

Infusions Tea Mix 6x30ml

Value Size, 272-552gr

3

$

99 3

3 $5 for

3

5 5

3

$

$

99 3

326gr

Plus Applicable Fees

WOW Save

Selected, Assorted Sizes

CLIENT: Coca-Cola

Toaster Strudel

99

®/MD Coca-Cola Ltd., used under license. *Plus applicable levies, taxes, deposits and fees. Single units at regular price. All product to be purchased in the same transaction.

Super Frozen Novelties

WOW Save

Kombucha Wonder Drink

Sparkling Fermented Tea

416.365.0460 mars-philter.ca

99 3

Plus Applicable Fees

START DATE:

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PROJECT MANAGER

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...

Gatorade

ADDITIONAL INFO

Gourmet Delight Natural Fruit

for

VERSION

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MAY 14, 2012

PRODUCTION

DATE Release Date

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600gr

2 $4

TRIM: 4 x 6

BLEED: .125

Anna McLuhan

4

99

99 3

Plus Applicable Fees

Our Podium Picks for 2012! Jones

R.W. Knudsen

Aquel

Soda

No Sugar Added Spritzer

Sparkling Spring Water

355ml

414ml

99

JOB: May 14, 2012

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Version Best 1 Europe’s

4

99 02

ARTWORK: Ad Mat VERT

PROGRAM: 116 Coke Metro Olympics

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Plus Applicable Fees

WOW Save

12x341ml

$ 99 3 X.XX

Chapman’s

99

Minute Maid Juice or Nestea Iced Tea

Ginger Ale with Tea

Plus Applicable Fees

5

425-505gr

6’s

4$

20x355ml

$

Oatmeal Crisp Cereal

Pillsbury

for

99

99 2 Original Ice Cream

Ultra Choose-A-Size Save Paper Towels $

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275-300gr

4

99

6

3 $5

$

99

for

WOW

99 2

Dry Roasted Peanuts Peanuts Resealable Bag 600gr WOW Save

2$

Coke,Sprite or Canada Dry

WOW Save

10x355ml

Save

Planters

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Water

9

12x500ml

4

99

1.75lt

Dasani

280gr

Original Roast Ground Coffee

Minute Maid Five Alive or Nestea Iced Tea

Orange Juice

Microwave Popcorn

5

6

Minute Maid

2$

Old Dutch

Arriba Tortilla Chips

Maxwell House

$

99 3

See what’s popping in London! Potato Chips

for

345-500gr

for

WOW

2$ WOW Save

3

¢

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Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread

2$

99

¢

5

General Mills

Kraft

99

12x355ml

Selected, Assorted Sizes

250gr

99

for

2

Process Cheese Product, 125gr

Restaurante Tortilla Chips,Salsa or Dip

Save

99

Canada Dry Ginger Ale, Club Soda or Tonic Water

Old Dutch

200gr

$

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3

4$

Old Dutch

200gr

$

Primo

99

Potato Chips

Canadian Feta Cheese

Mayonnaise

WOW

99

Paradise Island

890ml

Kraft

380gr

3

Hellmann’s

99

Shredded Natural Cheese

375ml

99

Armstrong

Melts Slices

BBQ Sauce

600-750gr

A19

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3 $5 for

Plus Applicable Fees

99

¢

Plus Applicable Fees

99

¢

2$ for

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Authentic Smoked Beef

2

Large

Seven Layer Dip

PER

Lilydale

Fat Free Turkey Breast

Q 2 points 3000 Lactantia Butter Sticks 4x113gr

3000

Tre Stelle Cheese Shaker

1

2

Medium

Chow Mein

200gr

2500

49 PER gr

100

5

95

Medium

5000

Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion

Fresh Wild Coho Salmon Fillets

3500 Alcan Aluminum Foil Heavy Duty, 18x25ft

5000

Lowney Bridge Mixture 340gr

3500 Jell-O Cooked Pudding 135-170gr

Knox Gelatine 84gr

5000

1

99

Macedonian Style

PER gr

100

895

8 Piece

1

69 PER

100gr

495

Serving Suggestions

Fresh Snapper Fillets Weather Permitting

1

99

49

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100

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Colosssal East Coast Scallops

Frozen or Previously Frozen

3

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100gr

2

69

Fresh Halibut Steaks

Frozen or Previously Frozen

PER

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White Tiger Prawns

100gr

29

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Raw Headless 21/25 Size

49

1

PER

100gr

69 PER gr

100

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100gr

8

99 Each

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79

Canadian Provolone

1

59

Our Own Fresh Made

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100

Belle Creme Triple Cream Brie

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100

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Alexis de Portneuf

Traditional Irish Smoked Ham

PER gr

69

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10,000

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4

White Italian Buns

2$ for

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49

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1lb

California “Berry Bowl”

3

Fresh Strawberries

2lb Clamshell

Clamshell

99

Vancouver Island Grown

Fresh Blackberries

3

each

Early Standard Potatoes

Extra Large

99 each

Extra Large

Vancouver Island Grown

BC Grown “Hot House”

Red Bell Peppers

1

4.39 per kg

1.52 per kg

69

California “Premium”

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3.73 per kg

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Kylee Epp has an appetite for country LISSA ALEXANDER

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ylee Epp has toured across Canada with Canadian country music star Jessie Farrell opening for big names like Alan Jackson and Faith Hill among others, but equally exciting is what’s happening right now in her career, she said. “I’m heading in the right direction,â€? she said. “It’s really exciting.â€? The former Qualicum Beach resident has recently released her ďŹ rst single Be Your Girl and shot the music video in Vancouver last month, set to premiere on CMT Canada any day now. She has been selected to perform at the Canadian Country Music Association’s (CCMA) New Artist Showcase Event this fall and she is the winner of the provincial segment of the CCMA FanFest Performance Poll Contest. This means she’ll move on to compete in the national event representing B.C. for a chance to perform at the CCMA Country Music Week FanFest, during the 2012 Canadian Country Music Association Awards taking place in Saskatoon this fall. Beyond that Epp was recently in Calgary, Alberta where she did a radio tour, including a live performance for Country 105 at the Calgary Stampede and she performed at the Stampede’s Nashville North tent as well with Canadian country music performer Jason Blaine. Epp grew up in Qualicum Beach and starting singing at a young age. “My parents talk about me singing when I was just still an infant or one and

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Former Qualicum Beach resident Kylee Epp is making a name for herself in the country music world.

two years old,� she laughed. She played at family gatherings and community events and she quickly began turning heads. She teamed up with local recording artist Paul Laine when she was about 13 years old and recorded some demos, and by 15 she had her own band and was singing pop. It was around this time that Epp was

also making waves in the sea, winning the Canadian Roxy/Quicksilver Junior Women’s Surfer Championship twice in ToďŹ no. Back on land, Epp said she experimented with a number of music styles, but after moving to Vancouver and working with Ferrell, she fell in love with country music.

“Touring with Jessie, I sort of immersed myself in the country world and I fell in love with it. I started writing country songs and that was it,â€? she said. “I fell in love with the fans and I fell in love with the community.â€? Epp worked with Farrell for three years, singing backup and playing acoustic guitar. She played large venues like Calgary’s Saddledome and Vanouver’s GM Place and said it was amazing to be on stage performing for huge, sold-out crowds. But it whet her appetite for more. “I would deďŹ nitely love to be going through next time as the one standing up front playing my songs,â€? she said. Epp said being a country music performer in Canada feels like you’re part of a family, and it’s a lot of fun to be a part of. CMT’s New Artist Showcase event will happen Sept. 6 during CCMA’s Country Music Week in Saskatoon, September 6-9, 2012 with the Canadian Country Music Awards being held on Sun., Sept. 9. Past Showcase performers include Paul Brandt, Shania Twain and Aaron Pritchett. Epp will showcase her talent in front of record label reps, talent buyers, and managers, but she’s not daunted by the task. “I don’t think there’s any magic that can be done,â€? she said. “I plan to just be myself and put on the best show that I can and hope for the best.â€? Look for Epp’s EP this September, her single is available on Itunes, and her music video on CMT Canada. Also check out her website for music samples, updates and more www. kyleeepp.com.

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Emma Beaton returns to town with band Joy Kills Sorrow

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Eastern United States band Joy Kills Sorrow is coming back to the area by popular demand for two shows, thanks to the local connection, lead singer and former Qualicum Beach resident, Emma Beaton.

The group recently had their new video Jason premiere on rollingstone.com and Beaton said they were stoked. “We’re really proud of that video, so it was great to have it premiered properly,� she said. “We always joked about being in Rolling Stone — didn’t ac-

tually think it would happen.â€? The group of ďŹ ve 20-somethings were in Denmark and the United Kingdom earlier this year and are currently on a massive tour, with a few stops in Canada including the Calgary Folk Festival. They will perform at a num-

ber of venues on the western U.S. coast before hitting Victoria and then Qualicum Beach Aug 13 and 14. In November they head to Alaska before heading back east to complete the tour in December. The group is based in Bos-

ton, MA but Beaton is moving to Brooklyn, NY in October, and will be staying on with the band. The group plays original music with beautiful string arrangements that have a fresh, bluegrassy feel. See THIS UNKNOWN, page A25

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Classics and Cake at Knox LISSA ALEXANDER

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Residents can enjoy an evening of charming music on Sunday, August 12, followed by cake and ice cream at Knox United Church. It’s called Classics and Cake and it will combine the violin and viola music of Connecticut-based professional musicians Annie Trépanier and Steve Larson with local pianist and director of music ministries at Knox United, Alan Whitmore. Whitmore said the program includes some classical music as well as other genres, such as a piece from internationally recognized folk, jazz bluegrass artist Mark O’Connor. “So it’ll be that kind of an influence,” he said, “bluegrass, jazz, (and) country.” There will also be music by George Gershwin, along with Mozart, Martinu and Piazzolla. Trépanier and Larson studied music at McGill University and hold masters degrees in music performance. Both perform regularly at concerts in Connecticut. They have had a busy summer performing and teaching at the Wintergreen Music Festival in Virginia, and are coming to the area to visit Steve’s parents who live in Qualicum Beach. Whitmore has been active in music for about 60 years and has played the piano throughout his life. Whitmore said the music is very accessible and easy to listen to, and the program is far from boring. “It’s going to be a wonderful, exciting

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Violinist Annie Trépanier and violist Steve Larson from Connecticut will be performing with local pianist Alan Whitmore at Classics and Cake at Knox United Church on Sunday, August 7.

program,” he said. Classics and Cake happens at Knox United Church in Parksville Sunday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15, available from the church office, Mulberry Bush book stores, or at the door.

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QUA L I C U M he aroma tweaked my became a nuisance to me and es- BEACH — Few artists nose every time I walked pecially my visitors who parked un- would argue having across the backyard. der it … they invariably drove away their work displayed The first couple of times By Nancy Whelan with sticky puddles of sap atop their in a high-traffic area I thought it was just my vehicles, and in view of the young- is usually a good idea, imagination. But day after day, I er generation’s attachment to their but Nancy Marshall smelled it again, and each time a cars, mother finally had the grace- really hit the jackpot. little stronger. Yep, it smelled like Marshall, a volfully drooping branch removed. someone was making wine. The sapsuckers help nourish unteer firefighter in I was only too familiar with that other wildlife besides the ants. I Qualicum Beach, is smell from the years Jack and I had once spotted a red squirrel feeding also a sculptor who greedily on the puddle of birch sap creates evocative and crushed and processed box after on the pavement of the front drive- whimsical porcelain box of California grapes — because SUBMITTED PHOTO this gentleman from the Napa Valley could and way. Apparently hummingbirds are also attract- figurines. Her work Nancy Marshall’s figurine entitled Laughter is the would not suffer the cost of decent wine in Can- ed to the sap freed up by the sapsuckers, and is likely familiar to Best Medicine will hang in the new emergency ada! But the winemaking had never followed there are stories of the hummers following in many residents and room at NRGH. me to my home in Qualicum Beach. the wake of the sapsuckers’ drilling to use their visitors to Qualicum Of course my first thought was that one of the own delicate tongues to download some sugar Beach, but one of her NRGH to be exhibitneighbors was putting down his house wine. works is going to get a ed in their new emerwater. department. Second thoughts discarded that solution to Although Red-breasted sapsuckers prefer old higher profile when it gency the redolent air. One neighbor was away, the growth forests and dead trees for nesting sites is displayed at Nanai- The 24-inch figurine, other, I felt sure, would not be involved in that in which to rear the four to seven hatchlings mo Regional General which is designed to hang on the wall, was pastime. from their pure white eggs, they must have liv- Hospital. Marshall’s por- reportedlywarmly reAt least two or three weeks went by with my ing trees to provide the sap for the liquid part of celain figurine of a ceived by the Nanainose twitching every time I left the back door. their diet. Now that the breeding season is over, the sap laughing doctor — en- mo and District HosThen one day on my way from the back forty compost pile, the light dawned. It was the birch drilling has dwindled, as has the winery aromas titled, Laughter is the pital Foundation staff tree! And it was the sapsuckers; the Red-breast- wafting across the back yard … but it was an in- Best Medicine — was at the Hospital. — NEWS staff chosen this week by ed Sapsuckers (syphrapicus ruber) to be exact. teresting event while it lasted. Between them they had the back yard smelling more like the back vat. Experienced in all Sapsuckers, as their name implies, love to facets of cutting, feed on the sap of trees, and my birch trees apcolours & perming. 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AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for welders. Due to a huge expansion to our plant located in Kitscoty, Alberta, 20km west of Lloydminster. We have openings for 10-3rd year apprentices or journey person welders. We offer best wage in industry. 3rd yr apprentice $28$30/hr, journey person $32$35/hr, higher with tank experience. Profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine at; (office)780-8462231; (fax)780-846-2241 or send resume to: blaine@autotanks.ca; production@autotanks.ca. Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through inhole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform.

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April 23, 1933 – July 27, 2012 Doris was was predeceased predeceased by by her her hushusDoris band George George Eldon Eldon Wilson Wilson and and is is band survived by by her her son son and and daughterdaughtersurvived in-law Kelly Kelly and and Donna Donna Wilson Wilson and and in-law grandchildrenTiffany Tiffanyand andTravis, Traher grandchildren vis, also her sister-in-law also her sister-in-law JeanJean and and her her daughters sons daughters and and sons, andGeorgina, friends Ray, Dale, Wilma and Joan. Georgina, Ray, Dale, Wilma Doris and was an Doris avid was gardener and gardenalways Joan. an avid er always had a beautiful hadand a beautiful yard. She alsoyard. enShe many and joyedalso manyenjoyed crafts and wascrafts an expert was an expert Doris seamstress. Doristime alsodoing spent fine timewooddoing seamstress. also spent fine woodworking made many picture working and made and many clocks andclocks pictureand frames for frames her fine needlepoints. will be by missed by her finefor needlepoints. Doris willDoris be missed all and all and a beautiful who helped out whenever was a was beautiful personperson who helped out whenever she she could. family would to thank staff members could. TheThe family would likelike to thank staff members at at Arrowsmith Lodge whose daily made a differArrowsmith Lodge whose daily carecare made a difference ence herstruggle. final struggle. to hertofinal A private A private service service will will be be disclosed disclosed at at a a later later date. date. Donations Donations in in memory memory of of Doris Doris may may be be made made to to the the SPCA, SPCA, Salvation Salvation Army Army or or the the Cancer Cancer Society. Society. YATES YATES FUNERAL FUNERAL SERVICE SERVICE & & CREMATORIUM CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements. arrangements.

Dorothy 1923 Hilda Lunney - 2012 Dorothy Lunney (Payne) 89, passed away peacefully on July 31 at her residence in Nanaimo.

She was born in Balmoral Manitoba, was married for 54 years to her late husband Albert, spent her working career as a Registered Nurse in Winnipeg while raising a family of five. Dorothy spent her last 12 years in British Columbia in Errington, Penticton and Nanaimo. She is survived by her youngest sister, Eleanor, children: Vicki (Terry) Stoddart, James (Helen) Lunney, Janice (Richard) Nield, Patricia Shelby, Susan (Wally) Galego, grandchildren: Cameron, James, Alison, Jamie, Burton, Ashley and Roman. She was pre-deceased by her parents, Charles and Hilda Payne, siblings: Cecil (Shirley) Payne, Cyril Payne and Olive (Henry) Jacobson. Dorothy was a woman of faith, she loved to sing, was a faithful church member. She passed in peace confident in her Saviour and her place in eternity. She will be buried next to Albert in Lakeside Cemetary, Penticton. A memorial service will be held at Yates Funeral Home, Parksville at 1:00pm Thursday, August 9th. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in her name to Health for Humanity (h4h.ca), or to the Anglican Relief and Development Fund (anglicanaid.net). The family would like to express profound gratitude to the residents and staff at Berwick on the Lake, Nanaimo and to her personal physician, Dr John Cline and to the paramedics, emergency and X-ray personnel at NRGH who provided companionship, love, care and excellent professional service in her last days.

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I, Hans Heringa P. Eng. of Rascal Trucking Ltd. #4-1080 Industrial Way, Parksville, BC, V9P 2W8, intend on making an application pursuant to Section 30(1) of the Agricultural Land Commission Act to exclude from the Agricultural Land Reserve the following property which is legally described as, Lots A & B, District Lot 176, Nanoose District, Plan VIP52459 PID 017-377226 & 017-377-234 and located at Lots A & B, Rascal Lane, Nanoose, BC. Any person wishing to express an interest in the application may do so by forwarding their comments in writing to, Regional District of Nanaimo, 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6N2 by 30th August, 2012.

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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

COOMBS COUNTRY Cottage- 3 mins from market, 1 bdrm, suits persons who like gardening. N/S. $600 inclds hydro/heat/water. Call (250)954-1386.

OCEAN FRONT, 4bed, 4bath home for rent Oct. 1-Feb 28, $1500/m plus utilities. Visit: www.georgiabeachhouse.ca and call 905-335-2378 won’t last!

RV’S SETUP on pads starting at $475 or RV pads $375 mo. 2 week rate $250. Cable & internet incl’d, 5 mins to Parksville. (250)954-1355.

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PARKSVILLE, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, w/d, f/s, pets ok. $1000 p/mo + utils. Avail. Aug 1. Call 250228-3177

PAINTING A STROKE ABOVE Painting. Commercial & Residential. Interior/Exterior. WCB, liability insurance. All jobs warranted. See what we can do! Dave 250-248-0335, 250-240-2310. POIRIER PAINTING, Residential / Commercial / Vinyl Siding / Driveway Power Washing/ Driveway Sealing. Fully insured, Guaranteed Workmanship, Free Estimates. Call Dan 250-240-3528. WCB

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GARDEN FURNITURE, 4 chairs + cushions + umbrella, round glass top table $150. All obo, 250-757-9990. LARGE DRESSER with mirror, dark wood, $300. (250)729-9486, Nanaimo.

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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.

PARKSVILLE- MOVING Sale Call between 6pm-8pm for a list of items. (250)756-1914. PARKSVILLE, 1200 sq ft., 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, private backyard, & new roof on a quiet street close to schools. $275,000 Call 250-240-8558

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MOBILE HOMES & PADS ERRINGTON, 2 bdrm, 14’ wide mobile, woodstove, 5 mins to Parksville, no dogs, long term refs, Aug 1. $750 mo. 250-954-1355. NORTH QUALICUM- Peaceful rural setting. New 2 bdrm, 5 appls, electric heat, glass covered patio deck with additional ground level patio. Fenced yard with room for a garden. Refs req’d. N/S. Currently available $900./mo. Call David or Carrie 250-752-5211.

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297 HIRST Avenue- 2 bdrm + den, 2 bath. $1150 to $1350. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

112 PYM- 4 bdrm, 2 bath $1275. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

#3 - 182 East Island Hwy- 3 bdrm, $600. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

3 BDRM, 2 bath house 5 mins from Qualicum. Older house on septic. Pets ok. Available now. $1000. Ref required. Call after 5pm 250-228-1208. Email: beez-neez@shaw.ca

ERRINGTON 1 bdrm Apt, priv ent, $585 mo hydro/heat incl’d, close to town. N/P. Avail immed. Call 250-240-2774 or 403-801-7842.

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PARKSVILLE- BRIGHT, spacious 1 bdrm w/deck, walk to beach, schools, parks, shops. Parking & shared W/D. $695+. Available now. Call 778-3002148, 250-947-5678.

255 HIRST Avenue- 1 & 2 bdrms, $700-$900. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

QUEEN SIZE Hide-A-Bed with bedding, in good condition, beige colour. Asking $375 obo. Call (250)585-8998.

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.

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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.

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PARKSVILLE, 1 & 2 bdrm luxury apartments. 6 stainless steel appliances, granite c/tops, some with ocean view, centrally located, small pets ok, N/S blding. Avail Immed. Call 250-468-9811 PARKSVILLELARGEST 2bdrm + den in the city, like new, large kitchen, nook & din/rm. St/st appls, W/D, secure entr, skylights, ocean view, 2nd r. N/S. Avail Sept 1. $1150. 182 Harrison. Call 250-248-6100. Royal LePage. PARKSVILLERENO’D 2 bdrm apt, free storage & parking, quiet bldg, heat/hot water incld. Available now or Aug 1. $775. Call 250-248-3350. PARKSVILLEX-Large 2 bdrm, security camera & parking incl’d. D/W, W/D optional. Large balcony, near beach, downtown & transit. Family oriented, $795-$840. Please call 250-248-8592. 2-BDRM CONDO, Downtown Qualicum. Large deck, storage, covered parking, gas ďŹ replace, 5 appl’s. NS/NP. Avail Sept. 1st. $950./mo. Call (250)752-3419.

SPACIOUS 1, 2 & 3 BDRM TOWNHOMES Gated, mature adult community. Patios & balconies with beautiful views over Heritage Forest. 2 & 3 bdrm homes with F/P & 5 appls. Walk to QB Village. N/S, small pets ok.

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250-752-5233. APARTMENTS FURNISHED FURNISHED ONE and two bedroom units available. Pet Friendly! All utilities Included. Phone 250-248-6532.

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BRIGHT and AIRY! 1000 sq.ft. executive newer home. 1 huge bedroom w/ french doors to patio, ensuite w/ soaker, walk-in, large kitchen, garage, fenced yard for small dog, heated oors, central vac, 2 bathrooms, convenient location, maintained gardens. W/D, F/S, D/W. No Carpets. $900./mo. Lease preferred. No cats. 250732-5665 FRENCH CREEK 1750 sq ft modern rancher, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, quiet area close to golf, shopping, school & marina. Nice size lot, fenced $1450/mo Call 250-951-2607.

STORAGE DOGLEG RD SELF STORAGE. 250-752-0175. Special 5’ x 10’ units $36/mo. incl tax.

QUALICUM BAY, immaculate, quiet 1 bdrm mobile, large porch & storage shed, small pets allowed, $475 mo incls elec, water & garbage. Avail immed. (778)424-7784.

Double Car Garage (22’x21’) for $300/m. Call 905-335-2378 www.georiabeachhouse.ca

QUALICUM BAY: lrg 2 bdrm home, F/S, W/D. $900. Avail. Aug. 1st. Call (250)744-1893 leave message.

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

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QUALICUM BEACH: Bright 2 bdrm rancher, vaulted ceilings, 1 blk off beach/trails, detached shop, priv backyard, refs, avail now, $1100 mo. 250-752-4778

PARKSVILLE, Nice 2 bdrm upper house, NP, NS. Incl’s WD, FS, avail now. $850/mo. (250)746-5094

QUALICUM BEACHnew high quality executive home on 2 acres, walk to town, 2 bdrms+ den, top quality appls, 3 car garage, RV parking. $2100 (negotiable) Call (250)752-3867.

QUALICUM- WANTED P/T caretaker in exchange for reduced rent. Self-contained suite over stable. Some animal and yard caretaking. N/S or pets. $650. Avail Aug 1. Call (250)752-3425.

QUALICUM BEACH: Newly reno’d 3 bdrm, located in country setting, mins from QB, N/P, Avail. Sept. 1st. $1000. /mo. Call (250)752-6098 or (250)954-8847.

WEMBLY MALL area, 1 bdrm main oor, avail. immed. Call 250-228-3177 WHISKEY CREEK- 1500sq ft, 3 bdrms, 2 bath upper level of house, 5 appls. Small pet ok. NS, lrg deck $950/mo + utils. 250-954-9185. Avail Immed.

WHISKEY CREEK. 4-Bdrm house, mature, responsible person, on acreage, avail immed, $1200 mo + hydro. N/P, N/S. 250-753-7834.

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DOWNTOWN PARKSVILLE, two 800 sq ft adjacent ground level retail/ofďŹ ce spaces for lease, great location, 124 Middleton Ave. Asking $600 mo each + triple nets. Call 250248-3142 or 250-905-2526.

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2001 PONTIAC SUNFIRE: 4/Dr. Great on gas. Lots of extras. 2nd owner. $3200 obo. 250-618-3147

1999 MAZDA Miata Convert & hard top. SE model, black ext. tan leather, 122,000k, power windows/doors/steering/antenna, 5spd manual. Bose sound system, cruise control, alarm, ABS brakes. Tires good, new brakes at 5,000k. Regular service; excellent condition. $9,990. (250)729-4948

2005 Jayco Jayight 28 ft RLS travel trailer. Non smokers, no pets. Lg. slide, walk around queen bed, sleeps 6. Very comfortable and in excellent cond. New golf cart batteries, BBQ, Adco full cover. 10000lb equalizer hitch. $16,000. May consider good short-box camper in trade. 250-245-2920.

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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.

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SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2002 NISSAN SENTRA, 4 door, auto/pwr/a/c, 123,000km Snow tires & all weather incl. Very good condition. $3900. Call 250-586-5202

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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

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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

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

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Business

We deliver The NEWS! Carla Kyte, News Driver

Did you go to the MAC? The next several weeks of the Voice of Business, produced by the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce, will feature articles by our summer student employees. This week Jolleen Dick writes about The MacMillan Art Centre.

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t’s an overcast day at the McMillan Art Centre (The MAC), but nothing is stopping the children from enjoying the summer camp. I had the pleasure to sit down with Dave Write (Office Administrator, Dave Klinger (vice president), Valerie Dare (director at large,) and Hilary Bedigan (president) in what used to be Valerie’s Grade 3 classroom! That’s right, the McMillan Art Centre used to be one of three buildings that housed Parksville Elementary. Coming up next year will be the building’s centennial. Did you By Kim Burden attend the McMillan School or have any memories of the building? Send in your memories, pictures, or be a guest speaker for the MAC’s centennial celebrations in 2013. The MAC would love your help finding out what happened during the years 1976 to 1990. The McMillan Arts Centre also houses the Oceanside Community Arts Council. The OCAC was founded in 1976 by a group of local individuals who got together and formed this council to promote and support local artisans. Then one day the council decided to invest in a building, the OCAC still manages the building with great care honouring the previous council’s legacy. With a fabulous display of exhibits in three different galleries, and a gift shop supporting the local artisans, the OCAC has quite a lot to offer. This month’s exhibits include: The Wednesday Group, It’s a Small World, and Close-ups Photography. Be sure to pop in and see our wonderful local Oceanside artists’ fine work. Also, still happening is the kid’s summer art camp. I got to see their fabulous work and their happy faces. The arts camp is fortunate to have a summer art student to coordinate these activities. There is still time to sign up for some of the sessions. In the near future, David Klinger is planning to have a 12 hour piano marathon — “Pianorama.” Keep an eye out for that — it sounds like fun! For in-depth article, please visit Parksville Visitor’s Centre. — by Jolleen Dick

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marrissa Jordan with BCLa’s Phil house after he singled her out at the provincial finals for some special props.

Working hard for girls lacrosee Marrissa Jordan recognized for her efforts in trailblazing girls lacrosse in the area James Clarke sports@pqbnews.com

Marissa Jordan may be best known in these parts for her prowess on the ice, but it was the BC Lacrosse Association recognizing her at the female provincials in Nanaimo last weekend. A trailblazer for local female hockey, Jordan, who turned 22 in July, also played boxla with the boys in Oceanside Minor Lacrosse for five years growing up, and spent her summers playing baseball with the boys and even made the Oceanside Rep team. From there she went on to play four years with the Jr. Female Timbermen,

and she just finished up her second season as a coach, her first as head coach. Worth noting is Jordan and the Jr. Female T-men won the league title and went on to win the B.C.s in 2010. Jordan, who fed the net at the forward position as she does in hockey, “was outstanding,” at the B.C.s that year, earning two Game MVPs and being named tournament MVP. “It wasn’t really an award per se,” BCLA’s Shawn House said this week when The News caught up with him, explaining that as the chair of girls’ box lacrosse for the province part of

his job is to help the host clubs in the running of the tournaments in an official capacity, “and part of that are the recognition ceremonies that are part of the weekend. What we do is after the round robin is completed we gather all the participants on the floor to recognize individual standout coaches, players, and officials for their contributions to the tournament that weekend and throughout the season.” A veteran in the sport of lacrosse, House said he met Jordan three years ago “when she was still playing and when she was MVP at the provincials.” See jordan, page A35

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Former NHLer and Canuck stalwart Cliff Ronning was in Parksville last week, as he and his Blades Hockey were busy helping out with Henry Acres Hockey camp and spreading the word about proper shooting technique. “It’s something I started about two years ago; it’s a hockey stick company that kind of fits the hockey stick like golf clubs,” Ronning explained easily during a break. Ronning has partnered up with former NHLers Al Iafrate, Jeff Friesen and Glenn Anderson, “so we have a lot of ex-NHL guys involved.” Iafrate still holds the record for the hardest slap shot ever recorded at 108.1 mph which didn’t go into the books as it was done in qualifying during the NHL all-star Game. His shot of 105.4 mph at an All-Star game stood as the record for 18 years. “But Al was using a wood stick; Al is a big part of our company because of his shooting ability, and we’ve really dissected his technique and worked with other guys to help players shoot better.” Born and raised in Burnaby, the 5’8” 170 pound, left-shooting centre was selected in the seventh round (134th overall) by St. Louis in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft and his NHL career spanned 18 years. A fan favourite, Ronning spent four seasons with the Blues, six with the Vancouver Canucks (1990-96), three with Phoenix, four with Nashville, and closed out his pro career with the Islanders. See ronning, page A35

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he said, “we also do shooting camps, shooting clinics; we do shooting clinics for teams; we’re working with two NHL teams right now — we were with Columbus last year, so it’s pretty well getting endorsed by the NHL. The NHL is realizing there’s pitching coaches in baseball, goaltending coaches and now Base Hockey are shooting coaches for a lot of teams.” Ronning and his upbeat assistant were were all business as they gave a steady stream of kids some tips and a

sample of the stick they should be using. Ronning said what he’d seen here in Oceanside was the same thing he sees pretty much every where he goes. “I’ve seen probably 50 kids come through here right now and probably four were really dialled into how big a difference (the proper stick) makes for them ... so there’s 46 kids already that could use a bit of a tweaking, of what flex they should be using, what length they need, or what curve might help them … to at least get the stick to where its close, so it’s not like way off the map; you don’t want kids using sticks that are totally wrong for them.” Being raised on the Mainland and having played his junior hockey career in B.C. with the New Westminster Bruins, “the Island is a like a second home ... the people absolutely love hockey here and they’re passionate about it, and that’s why we come over here all the time.” Asked if the game has changed, Ronning chuckled and said, “it’s totally different, the strategy’s different and the game’s not as wide open as when we played but its still a great game to watch.”

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“She was an outstanding player,” he said, and explained how after Jordan aged out of minor lacrosse “she went back to coach the younger levels. They were in real need in Nanaimo for a midget girls’ coach (15-16 year olds) this year, and she stepped up — they only had six or seven girls committed, which is not enough for a team.” In the BCLA, he explained, there has to be four zones represented to hold the B.C.s — there are three zones on the Lower Mainland, “but without Nanaimo there are no provincials for any girls (at that level) in B.C. “So she managed, through her character and her reputation and her connections, primarily with

the hockey girls, to muster up 18 girls — most of them who had never played lacrosse, but they were (multi sport) athletes. They were in tough,” he said, “because the girls they play against, the Salmon Bellies and the Adanacs, most of those girls have 10, 11 years under their belts, so yeah, they were on the short end of the score most games, and being the competitor she is, that wasn’t easy for Marissa, but she was able to rise above it.” Jordan wrapped up her coaching debut with the Jr Girls T-men last weekend in Nanaimo at the six-team provincial finals which they hosted (Ridge Meadows’ Burrards took the title), and it was there she was the subject of some special props.

“I just wanted to single her out so that everybody in attendance, and there were 500 people there if not more ... I just singled her out publicly and wanted to acknowledge her contributions,” said House, explaining, “not only did she coach, but her and her dad (Phil) where helping out everywhere; 50/50 draws, concession ... she volunteered all the time, whatever needed to be done, and she could be counted on to do it with a smiling face and a great attitude. “She’s just a wonderful young lady, and we need more girls that are doing exactly what she’s doing,” he said, adding, “those peewee girls, it’s way better for those 10 and 11 year olds to have a Marissa Jordan to look up to

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Along the way he also played a season in Italy and suited up for Team Canada on the national team. Ronning helped the Canucks on their memorable run to the 1994 Stanley Cup finals, where they eventually lost in game seven to the New York Rangers. Ronning played the seventh game with a broken hand. He was a fan favourite wherever he went, and as evident by his interaction with the young players at Oceanside Place, his passion for the game hasn’t wavered. “Excellent,” he answered quickly when asked how it’s going, and explained, “what we do different is the opportunity to try the stick cut off at the right height, try the different curves before you buy it … we also provide the opportunity to learn how to shoot properly and then from there you become a better player, so ...” He spent a lot of time with the kids that filed through, giving them tangible tips. “There’s stuff that we’ve learned using high speed cameras that tells us right away what the kids are doing wrong and it gives them feedback. Base Hockey is not just hockey sticks,”

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