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Our Community in Review PART 5

of 5 ~ 2006-2011

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The Parksville Qualicum Beach News Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Community in Review ~ 2006 TOP STORIES s *ANUARY 0ROVINCIAL .EW $EMOCRATS SHUFFLED SOME PORTFOLIOS BUT !LBERNI 1UALICUM-,!3COTT&RASERKEEPSHISPO SITIONASABORIGINALAFFAIRSCRITIC s&EBRUARYs!TRUCKLOADOFHAYIGNITED AND BURNED ON (WY ! NEAR ,OWRYS 2OAD 4HE HIGHWAY WAS CLOSED FOR TWO HOURS AND TRAFFIC RE ROUTED AS FIRE CREWS ANDABACKHOESPREADTHEHAYOUTTOGET ATTHEFLAMES s-ARCH4HEMANAGEROFTHEFOODCON CESSION IN THE #OMMUNITY 0ARK HAS COL LECTED  SIGNATURES ON A PETITION THAT SEEKSTOMAINTAINTHEFOODSTOPINITSCUR RENT LOCATION 4HE MANAGER *OAN (ASSEL ISWORRIEDTHECITYISPLANNINGAMOVETO MOBILEVENDORSORRELOCATINGHERCONCES SIONTOASPOTCLOSERTOTHEARENA s !PRIL s /WNERS OF THE 1UALICUM "EACH2ESORT(OTELˆCONSIDEREDANEYE SOREBYSOMESINCEAFIREOCCURRINGOVERA YEAR AGO ˆ INTRODUCED PLANS FOR A HIGH END CONDOMINIUM AND TOURIST ACCOM MODATIONFACILITY

Officers with the Oceanside RCMP detachment pause on July 24 to remember Constable Marc Bourdages, the second of two police officers killed in Saskatchewan in July. Police in Parksville held a memorial July 21 for Const. Robin Cameron. The two died July 16 after being shot following a domestic dispute.

City moves to curtail the sale of ďŹ reworks

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Qualicum Beach resident Sylvia Gibb shows off part of the garden that won her top spot for best town home garden in the local Communities in Bloom competition. She said she started her garden from scratch.

)N *ULY 0ARKSVILLE CITY COUNCIL BEGAN DEBATE ABOUTWAYSTOCURTAILTHESALEOFlREWORKSWITH INCITYLIMITS -AYOR3ANDY(ERLESAIDTHEISSUEAROSEDUR INGTHEPREVIOUSYEARSMUNICIPALELECTION HELD THE MONTH AFTER (ALLOWEEN WHEN THE USE OF lREWORKSISMOSTPREVALENT h&ROM /CTOBER  ONWARDS ITS NOTHING BUT YOUNG PEOPLE HANDLING lREWORKS v SHE SAID h)M CERTAINLY NOT OPPOSED TO THEIR CONTROLLED ANDSAFEENJOYMENT BUTWEWANTTOHAVESOME CONTROLSONHOWTHEYREOWNEDANDUSEDv 4HERESTRICTIONWOULDPROHIBITTHEUSEORSALE OF lREWORKS WITHIN CITY LIMITS EXCEPT FOR ONE DAYPERYEARˆ(ALLOWEEN 4HE NEW BYLAW ALSO PROHIBITED ANYONE UN DERTHEAGEOFFROMPURCHASINGlREWORKS 4HE MOVE PLEASED 2#-0 LIAISON $ENNIS /'ORMAN WHO NOTED HE HAS SEEN EXCESSES WITHHISOWNEYES h,AST(ALLOWEEN)SEIZED MYSELF ALARGEGAR BAGECANOFILLEGALlREWORKS vHESAID

Congratulations to our downtown business neighbour Parksville-Qualicum Beach News on 30 years of publishing excellence and community service. Thank you for your ongoing support of Parksville Downtown. —The Board, Staff and the more than 240 members of the Parksville Downtown Business Association


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Tuesday, August 14, 2012 The Parksville Qualicum Beach News

Community in Review ~ 2007 Murder probe comes to area

TOP STORIES s*ANUARY0ARKSVILLEMAYOR3ANDRA(ERLESAID THESUCCESSIONOFWINTERSTORMSSPEDUPSOME SECTIONSOFBEACHEROSIONIN0ARKSVILLE#OMMUNITY0ARK4HEWATERFRONTWALKWAYWASRUINED s&EBRUARY!NARMEDROBBERATTACKEDONEOF THECO OWNERSOFTHE0ARKSVILLE0HARMASAVEAND LEFTWITHOUTANYLOOT4HECO OWNERTHREWSOMETHINGATTHEINTRUDERANDWHENTHEMASKEDROBBERCOULDNTTAKEOFFWITHANYCASH HEmED s-ARCH"RENT(OOKWASSELECTEDASTHE#ITIZENOFTHE9EARFOR0ARKSVILLE(ESAIDHECOULDNT BELIEVEIT s !PRIL ! MALFUNCTIONING CLOCK RADIO WAS BLAMEDFORABLAZETHATLEFTA#OLUMBIA"EACH WOMANANDHERTHREECHILDRENHOMELESS#AROL .EWMANWASNOTHOMEWHENTHElRESTARTED BUT A NEIGHBOUR SAW THE lRE AND WAS ABLE TO BRINGITUNDERCONTROL s -AY /FlCIALS WITH THE %. 2AILWAY SAID THEYHADNOCHOICEBUTTOUSEHERBICIDESTODEAL WITHOUT OF CONTROLWEEDGROWTH s*UNE!NEAGLETHATDIEDINAFRONTYARDIN "OWSERWASUNDERGOINGANECROPSYTOlNDOUT IFITWASSHOT4HEBIRDWASFOUNDONAFRONTYARD WITHWHATAPPEAREDTOBEBLOODONITSBEAK

Although pot raids on Vancouver Island only netted one arrest in their nineday sweep this year, police said marijuana growers couldn’t rest easy. RCMP Corporal Greg Cox said more t han 19,000 pot plants were found on northern Vancouver Island.

Noise concerns Foot mystery continues expressed about flight paths !N INVESTIGATION INTO HOW AND WHY TWO RIGHT FEET WASHED UP ON TWO 'ULF ISLANDS WAS PUT INTO THE CORONERS HANDS IN 3EPTEMBER BUT2OSE3TANTONSTRESSEDITWOULD BE DIFlCULT TO SAY WHOSE FEET THEY WEREORWHYTHEYWERETHERE !LTHOUGHSHESAIDSEALIFESTARTS

s*ULY6ANCOUVER)SLANDS4HRIFTY&OODSWAS SOLDTO.OVA3COTIA BASED3OBEYS WHICHOWNS ANDOPERATESSOME GROCERYSTORESACROSS #ANADA s!UGUST-,!2ON#ANTELONSAIDAPROPOSAL TO BUILD AN INTERPRETIVE CENTRE IN 2ATHTREVOR 0ROVINCIAL 0ARK WAS ALL BUT DEAD FOLLOWING AN OUTPOURINGOFOPPOSITIONTOTHEMOVE s 3EPTEMBER 1UALICUM "EACH COUNCIL MULLEDTHEPOSSIBLEREDUCTIONINTHESPEEDLIMITON(IGHWAY!THROUGHTOWNINLIGHTOFTHE TRAGICDEATHOFTWOWOMENONTHEHIGHWAY s/CTOBER4HE(ERITAGE )NNSCALEDBACKITS DEVELOPMENT PLANS 4HE SCOPE OF THE PROECT WASTHEBIGGESTBONEOFCONTENTIONINTHE1UALICUM"EACHNEIGHBOURHOOD s .OVEMBER -,! 2ON #ANTELON CALLED THE CONSTRUCTIONOFASTOPLIGHTAT,EE2OADAPRIORITYFORTHECOMINGYEAR4HEINTERSECTIONHAD GARNERED CONSIDERABLE NEIGHBOURHOOD COMPLAINTS

!N 2#-0 INVESTIGATION INTO A DOUBLE HOMICDE IN !LBERTA SHONE ITS SPOTLIGHT ON THE 0ARKSVILLEAREAIN3EPTEMBER *ANE*OHNSONANDHEREIGHT YEAR OLDDAUGHTER#ATHRYNWEREFOUNDDEADINTHEIRHOMEIN 4URNER6ALLEYIN !LTHOUGHTHECOLDCASEHADNETTEDNOARRESTS !LBERTAPOLICEDIDNTGIVEUP NOTINGTHATAPERSONOFINTERESTINTHECASEHADBEENLIVINGINTHE 0ARKSVILLEAREAFORTHEPASTYEARS "ESIDESPLASTERINGPOSTERSACROSS/CEANSIDE POLICEPOSTEDA REWARDFORINFORMATION LEADINGTOTHEARRESTANDCONVICTIONOFTHEPERSONRESPONSIBLE

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Biosphere plan flops George McGee was one of the last of a dwindling population living at the Costa Lotta manufactured home park as the owners prepared to turn the site into a home for luxury condominiums.

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The Parksville Qualicum Beach News Tuesday, August 14, 2012

30thwww.pqbnews.com Anniversary Series C4

Community in Review ~ 2008 TOP STORIES s*ANUARY 4HENEWYEARSAWANANNOUNCEMENTFROM0ARKSVILLECITYCOUNCILTHAT A PLAN TO SPREAD GRAVEL ON THE CITYS WORLD FAMOUSBEACHWOULDGOAHEADINANEFFORTTO STOPEROSIONOFTHEFORESHORE s$EMOLITIONWORKBEGANONTHETWONEWER WINGSOFTHEHISTORIC#OLLEGE)NNIN1UALICUM "EACH s-ARCH-ARCHIS0HIL3T,UKESBIRTHDAY AND IN CELEBRATION OF &LYING 0HILS BIRTHDAY -ARCH   HAS BEEN DECLARED 3T ,UKES DAYBYTHECITY s!PRIL!STORMOFCONTROVERSYERUPTEDAT THE"#LEGISLATURETHISMONTHAFTERTHE NEWS PUBLISHEDANINTERVIEWWITH.ANAIMO 0ARKSVILLE-,!2ON#ANTELONABOUTlSHFARMINGIN "# s -AY &RIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS OF MEN CONVICTED IN THE  MANSLAUGHTER DEATHOF"RADLEY*OHNSTONSAIDAPPEALSWERE ALREADYUNDERWAYOFSENTENCESHANDEDDOWN IN"#3UPREME#OURTIN.ANAIMO0AUL2OSBOROUGHISSENTENCEDTOTHREEYEARSINPRISON AND $ONALD #LARKE RECEIVED THREE YEARS AND TWOMONTHSIMPRISONMENT

Nanaimo-Parksville MLA Ron Cantelon visits a local seniors’ care facility, after local politicians and doctors task the province and health authority with finding more doctors and better health services for the Parksville-Quualicum Beach area.

Feet are washing up on B.C.’s shores 0!2+36),,%ˆ&EB ˆ4HEMYSTERYOF THEMISSINGFEETCONTINUEDTHISMONTH WITHTHE DISCOVERYOFATHIRDFOOTˆANOTHERRIGHTˆENCASEDINARUNNINGSHOE4HISONEWASHEDUPON 6ALDEZ)SLAND

s*UNE!LOCALTASKFORCEHOPEDTHE6ANCOUVER )SLAND (EALTH !UTHORITY WOULD ACT ON ITS RECOMMENDATIONS SEEKING MORE PHYSICIANS ANDAROUND THE CLOCKURGENTCARESERVICES s*ULY.ANOOSE"AYHIGHJUMPER-IKE-ASON WAS NAMED TO THE #ANADIAN TRACK AND lELDTEAMBOUNDFORTHE"EIJING/LYMPICS s!UGUST-AYOR3ANDY(ERLESTOODBEHIND 0ARKSVILLECITYCOUNCILSDECISIONTOSPENDUP TOMILLIONONAlREHALLUPGRADE s 3EPTEMBER .ANOOSE "AYS -ICHELLE 3TILWELL SET A NEW 0ARALYMPIC 'AMES RECORD ON HER WAY TO A GOLD MEDAL IN THE WOMENS METRE4WHEELCHAIRRACEIN"EIJING s/CTOBER3GT"RIAN(UNTERWILLOFlCIALLY BEGINHISDUTIESASNEWSTAFFSERGEANTFORTHE /CEANSIDE2#-0DETACHMENTON/CT s.OVEMBER7ATERNOWmOWSUNDERˆINSTEADOFOVERˆABOULDERATTHE%NGLISHMAN 2IVER&ALLS DRAMATICALLYCHANGINGTHEAPPEARANCEOFTHENATURALFEATURE

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Students help work on the interior of a replacement WOW Bus.

Words on Wheels bus needs to be replaced

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Mayne’s the mayor

0!2+36),,%ˆ%D-AYNEISTHENEWMAYOR OFTHE#ITYOF0ARKSVILLE'ARNERING VOTES 4HE BUS WAS A PORTABLE EARLY -AYNEDEFEATEDHISNEARESTCOMPETITORFORTHE 0!2+36),,%ˆ4HEHIGHLYPOPLITERACYINITIATIVE RUNBYTHE"UILDULAR7ORDS/N7HEELSBUSWASREJOB +IM"URDEN CENTLY TAKEN OFF THE ROAD BECAUSE ING,EARNING4OGETHERCOALITIONOF )N 1UALICUM "EACH 4EUNIS 7ESTBROEK RETURNSASMAYORBYALANDSLIDE OFITSRUSTEDCONDITIONANDAGE COMMUNITYPARTNERS


C5 30th www.pqbnews.com Anniversary Series

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 The Parksville Qualicum Beach News

Community in Review ~ 2009 TOP STORIES s*ANUARY4HEYEARSTARTEDOFFWITHANOUTBREAKOFTHE.ORWALKVIRUSAT0ARKSVILLES!RROWSMITH,ODGESENIORSFACILITY4HEOUTBREAK STARTED ON $EC   AND HAD STILL TO BE LIFTEDBY*AN CAUSINGLIMITSTOBEIMPOSED ON HOW MANY PEOPLE COULD VISIT RELATIVES AT THEFACILITY4HEBANWASLIFTEDON*AN s &EBRUARY ,OGGING ON AN ISLAND IN THE %NGLISHAM2IVERSPARKEDANGERAMONGENVIRONMENTALISTS4HEAREAISLOCATEDAKILOMETERORTWOOUTSIDEPROVINCIALPARKBOUNDARIES ABOVE THE UPPER %NGLISHMAN 2IVER &ALLS ANDTHEHELICOPTERLOGGINGSPARKEDRENEWED QUESTIONSABOUTLOGGINGPRACTICESONPRIVATE LAND s -ARCH ,AND CONSERVANCY GROUPS THE 2EGIONAL $ISTRICT OF .ANAIMO EVEN RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBOURS TO -OORECROFT #AMP IN .ANOOSE"AY BEGANPREPARINGAMANAGEMENT ACQUISITIONPROPOSALINWAKEOFTHISMONTHS #OMOX.ANAIMO 0RESBYTERY VOTE TO SELL THE TREASURED HECTAREWATERFRONTPROPERTY s !PRIL #ANVASSERS AIMING TO DEFEAT THE HARMONIZED SALES TAX GATHER MORE THAN  SIGNATURESANDAREWELLONTHEIRWAY TOVICTORY s -AY 3IGNIlCANT CHANGES WERE AFOOT FOR THE BUS SYSTEM IN 3CHOOL $ISTRICT  DUE TO BUDGETRESTRAINTSANDACOMPLETERE WORKING OF THE SYSTEM7ITH THE ENFORCEMENT OF NEW WALKLIMITS AROUNDOFTHE STUDENTS WHO CURRENTLY TAKE THE BUS TO SCHOOL MAY SOONNOLONGERBEELIGIBLETODOSO

Oceanside residents got a big taste of Olympic fever when the Olympic torch relay passed through the area, making stops in Parksville, Qualicum Beach and Bowser. Local residents were honoured to carry the torch through the streets, surely one of the big highlights of the Games for many.

Police nab pair of serial robbers 0OLICEMADETWOARRESTSINRELATIONTOA STRINGOFBANKROBBERIESONTHE,OWER-AINLANDAND6ANCOUVER)SLANDˆINCLUDINGONE BANKROBBERYIN0ARKSVILLE 2#-0OFFICERSARRESTEDAMANANDAWOMAN IN-APLE2IDGE!PRILAFTERRECEIVINGATIPTHE PAIRWEREINTHEAREA 4HETWOAREBELIEVEDTOBEBEHINDROBBERIES IN6ICTORIA 0ARKSVILLE 0ORT!LBERNI /AK"AY 0ENTICTON #HILLIWACKAND-ISSION

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Lights for Lee Rd? Paramedics in Parksville, Qualicum Beach and elsewhere hit the picket lines as an increasingly bitter dispute erupted about the terms and conditions of their employment

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30thwww.pqbnews.com Anniversary Series C6

The Parksville Qualicum Beach News Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Community in Review ~ 2010 TOP STORIES s*ANUARY!0ORT!LBERNITEENWASKILLEDAFTERWHATSOMEWITNESSESBELIEVEDWASADEADLY GAME OF CHICKEN .ANAIMO 2#-0 #ONSTABLE'ARY/"RIENSAID YEAR OLD#YNTHIA "ERNIE 7ILLIAMS WAS STRUCK AND KILLED ON (IGHWAY!NEAR.ANOOSE"AY 2˜ &EBRUARY˜ 4HE /CEANSIDE #OMMUNITY !RTS#OUNCILSUFFEREDASIGNIlCANTBLOWTOITS CORE FUNDING THIS MONTH4HE 0ARKSVILLE ARTS FACILITY WAS INFORMED BY THE "# !RTS #OUNCILTHATITSPRINCIPLEOPERATINGGRANTFOR WOULD BE JUST  WELL BELOW THE REQUESTED AMOUNTOF 

s-ARCH4HREEADULTFEMALESWEREARRESTED ON &RIDAY IN RELATION TO A BREAK IN AND THEFT OFDOGSFROMTHE30#!KENNELSTHEPREVIOUS NIGHT s !PRIL -ORE THAN  ANGRY RURAL RESIDENTSPACKEDTHE2$.BOARDOFFICETOMAKE THEIR FEELINGS KNOWN ABOUT EXTENDING THE BUILDINGINSPECTIONBYLAW s -AY .ANAIMO !LBERNI -0 *AMES ,UNNEYTAKESTHEBRONZEIN"#FORPARLIAMENTARYEXPENSES WITH WORTHOFOFFICE TRAVELANDSUPPLYCOSTSCHARGEDIN s*UNE!FTERYEARS THE+RIS+RINGLE#RAFT &AIRISMAKESAMOVETO0ARKSVILLE

!NGERERUPTEDATA2EGIONAL$ISTRICTOF.ANAIMOBOARDMEETINGWHENRESIDENTSOPPOSEDTOABUILDINGINSPECTIONBYLAW INTHERURALAREASHOWEDUPENMASSETOVOICETHEIRDISPLEASUREABOUTTHEMOVE

Gazebo and boardwalk open in Parksville 0ARKSVILLE#OMMUNITY0ARKWASTHE SITEFORCELEBRATIONIN-AYASCITYOFlCIALSOFlCIALLYOPENEDTHELONG AWAITED NEWGAZEBOANDWALKWAYATTHEBEACHFRONT 4HEEVENTSAWLOCALATHLETE-ICHELLE 3TILLWELLAND2#-0STAFFSERGEANT"RIAN (UNTERLEADABICYCLEPARADEDOWNTHE

BOARDWALKTOTHE"EACH#LUB !SWELL CHILDRENWEREENCOURAGEDTO DECORATETHEIRBICYCLESTOTAKEPARTINA BIKE DECORATING CONTEST SPONSORED BY THE0ARKSVILLE$OWNTOWN"USINESS!SSOCIATION !LTHOUGHTHEGAZEBOITSELFWASLATER FOUND TO BE RELATIVELY UNSUITABLE FOR

s *ULY !  YEAR OLD BOY WAS STRUCK AND KILLEDBYATRAIN4UESDAYNEAR5NION"AY  KILOMETRESNORTHOF1UALICUM"EACH

Thrifty Foods expansion a hit

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HOLDING MUSIC CONCERTS AT THE BEACH THE BOARDWALK PROVED TO BE A BIG HIT WITH BOTH TOURISTS AND LOCAL RESIDENTS ALIKE 4HE BOARDWALK AND GAZEBO EVENT ALSOSAWTHEOFlCIALINTRODUCTIONOFTHE 4OURDE2OCKTEAMTOTHECOMMUNITY

Alberni-Pacific Rim MLA Scott Fraser speals at a public meeting to discuss the future of Kwalikum Secondary School in Qualicum Beach.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012 The Parksville Qualicum Beach News

Community in Review ~ 2011 Health centre coming soon

TOP STORIES s *ANUARY &ORMER 0ARKSVILLE MAYOR %D -AYNE IS RUNNING FOR LEADERSHIP OF THE "# ,IBERAL0ARTYANDTHEREFORETHEJOBOFPREMIER -AYNERESIGNEDASMAYOR4UESDAYANDHELD APRESSCONFERENCEATTHE"EACH#LUB2ESORT IN0ARKSVILLE(EWITHDREWON&EB 2˜ F)£!¨9˜ .ANOOSE "AYS -OORECROFT #AMPHASBEENSECUREDBYTHE2EGIONAL$ISTRICTOF.ANAIMOANDTHE.ATURE4RUSTOF"# AND THE LAND WILL BE TURNED INTO A REGIONAL PARK 4HE  ACRE OCEANFRONT PROPERTY WAS LISTED AT  MILLION IN 3EPTEMBER  BUTITWASSECUREDFORMILLION 2˜!3^9˜4HE9OUNG!RTS-ARKET9!- HAS BEENCLOSEDIN0ARKSVILLE FOLLOWINGANINCIDENTWHEREYOUNGPEOPLEWEREFOUNDTOBE DRUNKANDPOSSIBLYONDRUGSATADANCE 2˜ zad9˜ 0ROVINCIAL HEALTH OFlCER $R 0ERRY +ENDALLHASISSUEDSEVERALSTATEMENTSSTRESSING h"RITISH#OLUMBIANSDONOTNEEDTOWORRYABOUTANYHEALTHRISKSFROMRADIATIONHERE ATHOMEASARESULTOFTHENUCLEARREACTORRELEASESIN*APANv

s-AY*AMES,UNNEY RE ELECTEDTOREPRESENT .ANAIMO !LBERNI IN /TTAWA FOR A FIFTH CONSECUTIVETERM SAIDHISWINISVINDICATION FORHISPARTYNATIONALLY THEWAYHEHASREPRESENTEDTHERIDINGANDTHEGOODWORKOFHIS STAFF

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Re-elected Nanaimo-Alberni MP James Lunney had his mom on hand for a victory party following his latest romp to Conservative victorty in the riding.

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C8 30th www.pqbnews.com Anniversary Series

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 The Parksville Qualicum Beach News

Thank you all for your support during our first 30 years! Peter McCully

Auren Ruvinsky

Steve Heywood

Brad Everest

Brenda Boyd

Brittany Pearce

James Clark

Jesslyn Gosling

Barb Giles

Brenda Gough

Bonnie Goulet

Marlene Georgica

Leigh Craig

Lissa Alexander

Neil Horner

Tracy Paterson

Pauline Stead

Tom Alexander

Sandi Wells

Becky Merrick

PJ Perdue

Peggy Sidbeck


August 14, 2012