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City plan ‘flawed’ Residents’ group builds its own OCP AUREN RUVINSKY

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“When the city decided to revise the OCP we took a look at it and thought — why revise a flawed document?” – Parksville Resident’s Association’s Al Pastars. The association decided to develop an alternative OCP, and Mayor Chris Burger says he takes “serious issue” with at least part of the document. Pastars says his group is calling its document the Unofficial Official Community Plan, and he handed a copy to city council last week. PRA vice president and chair of their OCP committee, Pastars later explained to The NEWS that when the city’s OCP work started, “we thought we could do a bit of work and give it to the city to run with it, but we kept coming back to it being a bad, flawed document.” See MAYOR, page A6

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TOUR STOP: The Tour De Rock, a group of police officers riding throughout the Island to raise money for cancer research, stopped in our district Thursday. Above, the riders take a break at Thrifty’s Foods in Parksville, where store manager Doug Riederer, right, presented the group with a cheque for $4,584. For more on the Tour’s stop in Qualicum Beach, please see page A13. DISTRICT 69 SCHOOL BOARD

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Tabling a motion to allow local parents to excuse their children from taking government-mandated tests was a good idea, says District 69’s superintendent of schools. The motion, if passed, could be deemed illegal, said Jim Ansell.

“I’m pleased this is being tabled and reconsidered,” he said. “Advice I have from the ministry and reviewing the school act, this motion would put us in violation of the school act and would therefore be illegal.” The motion was in relationship to the Foundation Skills Assessments (FSA) tests. A successful motion like

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Youth arrested on suspicion of vandalism The Oceanside RCMP is making progress in their battle to deal with a rash of grafitti tagging in the Parksville downtown core. Corporal Jesse Foreman said police have made an arrest of a minor in relation to the recent acts of vandalism. However, he couldn’t provide details because of the age of the suspect involved. However, Foreman said police are still actively working on the case. Anyone with information about vandalism incidents is asked to contact the Oceanside RCMP at 250-248-6111.

Food bank’s big drive in Nanoose Bay The Nanoose Bay Community Cupboard’s ‘Thanks for Giving’ Food Drive began this week, when brown paper Quality Foods bags were mailed to every mailbox in Nanoose. On Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nanoose Bay residents can return their bag full of nonperishable food items to the Nanoose Quality Foods store or to Nanoose Place. Coastal Community Credit Union staff, along with the Nanoose Bay Lions and Nanoose Bay Volunteer Fire Department members will be on hand to help. For residents who are away for the Thanksgiving weekend, food items may be dropped off at the Nanoose branch of Coastal Community Credit Union, Nanoose Place or Nanoose’s Quality Foods from October 2-5. “Sometimes people think only single parents use food banks,” says food bank manager Charlie Brucker. “But all sorts of people need our help. We have seniors, college students, and people with chronic health conditions who visit each month.”

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Even as the awful truth sank in and the captain of the Titanic realized his ship was doomed, he didn’t direct wireless operator Harold Bride to tap out an SOS on the ship’s wireless radio set. Rather, he had him send out another code, CQD. That code, said Qualicum Beach Museum volunteer Tony Taylor, was the signal used in 1912 for ships in distress. “It essentially meant Seek-You and Distress,” he explained as he prepared for the annual museum children’s day, which runs Saturday from 1-4

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MARIJUANA DEBATE AT UBCM CONFERENCE

Pot proposal ‘a good idea’ RD chair wasn’t able to vote on the motion but speaks of its merits NEIL HORNER

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When delegates at the Union of B.C. Municipalities voted to call for the decriminalization of marijuana on Wednesday, Regional District of Nanaimo chair Joe Stanhope didn’t cast a ballot. That doesn’t mean however that he is neutral about the idea. “I did not vote on the issue because at that time I was conducting the resolutions and so I didn’t have to vote and I didn’t vote,” he said. “I said that the nomination committee’s recommendation was no recommendation. The nomination committee was neutral.” However, Stanhope said he was moved by a presentation by former B.C. Attorney General Geoff Plant on Tuesday, who called the marijua-

na prohibition a case of failed public policy. “I think it’s a good idea,” Stanhope said about the resolution. “Any time you have a law on the books that’s not enforceable it should be scrapped. Even a police officer who was off duty at the time spoke to it. He said the war on drugs is a failure and even the U.S. 13 states in the U.S. have decriminalization.” Despite what Stanhope termed overwhelming support for the decriminalization call, he said it’s doubtful the resolution will make much of a political impact with senior levels of government. “We don’t have a lot of clout on federal and provincial legislation,” he said. “There’s no question though that a good majority voted for the decriminalization of marijuana.”

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B.C. municipal leaders, including Parksville Mayor Chris Burger, joined the call to decriminalization marijuana at this week’s Union of B.C. Municipalities convention. “There was 30 or 40 minutes of debate and roughly two thirds, a healthy majority, voted in favour,” reported Parksville mayor Chris Burger Wednesday from Victoria. “Right now Victoria is on political overdrive,” he said of the 1,500 municipal delegates who hope to power through more than 200 resolutions while a couple big ones get all the attention. All of Parksville’s city councillors made it to this year’s conference — they don’t have any of their own resolutions on the agenda, but many they say pique their interest. The decriminalization motion, put forward by Metchosin, said pro-

hibition is a “failed policy which has cost millions of dollars in police, court, jail and social costs,” and calls for the “appropriate government to decriminalize marijuana and research the regulation and taxation of marijuana.” “The debate was oriented toward the eventual legalization,” Burger said, pointing out that it is a federal issue. He previously said “The war on drugs isn’t effective,” and that municipalities are particularly interested in the taxation possibilities. Burger said other issues of interest include a unanimous resolution asking for provincial and federal governments to provide more stable, predictable, long-term funding for infrastructure and sustainability objectives, to move away from the “oneoff cheque presentations.” Similarly, a resolution against cuts to coast guard stations passed easily.

The last time Adam McGirr visited Cameron Lake, he was hot on the trail of Cammie, the elusive lake creature. Was the thing people reported seeing in the lake a giant sturgeon, a relic from the days of the dinosaurs or perhaps just a family of otters, swimming one behind the other? Despite two expeditions to Cameron Lake from his home in Vancouver in his capacity of vice president of the B.C. Scientific Cryptozoology Club, McGirr and his colleague, John Kirk, were unable to solve the mystery. Now, however, McGirr said the club, which studies reports of sasquatch, lake monsters and other supposedly mythical creatures, was able to solve at least one Cameron Lake mystery, even though this one is a whole lot smaller and doesn’t have big teeth. McGirr said he was recently contacted by a woman who was puzzled by something she found in the water. “A lady was on the shore and noticed a rather large object floating in the water,” McGirr said. “She hauled it out and was puzzled as to what it might be, so she sent it in to me.” McGirr was unable to immediately identify the object, so he went online to ask for help.

“At first glance it looks like it might be the remains of something long and scaly,” he said. “My first instinct was to call it the trunk of some kind of tree but after scouring a database of trees native to Vancouver Island and other parts of the world, I couldn’t find anything like it.” McGirr posted a photo of the object on the web and it wasn’t long before he had the information he was seeking. “I posted it to a web forum frequented by biologists with a request for identification, and within just a few hours I had an answer,” he said. “It was a water lily root.” It was a pretty mundane answer to a potentially intriguing question, but McGirr was satisfied with the outcome. “Despite it not belonging to any sort of long, creepy creature, it was rather satisfying to actually solve a mystery for once,” he said. Although the Crytozoology Club has no plans for a fall expedition to Cameron Lake this year, that doesn’t mean they’ve given up the chase to identify Cammie. McGirr said he plans to attend a symposium on sturgeon to determine if large sturgeon could exist in Cameron Lake. For his part, Kirk has more ambitious plans. He is jetting off to Africa soon to search for the Mokele Mbembe, a dinosaur-like creature rumoured to live in the Congo.

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were many species that started to uncoil,” Graham explained. “They were benthic, which means they crawled along the seabed. They wouldn’t be able to escape predators, so they had four rows of spines that stuck out like a porcupine.” It’s those four rows of spines that set it apart. While there are other hetomorphic ammonites, they only have two rows of spines, so this could be a whole new species. The potential of having a new species in the collection is big news for both the Beards, but the possibility of being included in an art book by her favourite artist is what has Tina over the moon. “I’ve always admired his work because there’s a lot of paleontology in it,” she said. “It’s all tongue in cheek. He’s an amazing artist.” The meeting took place on Sept. 3, when the Beards got a phone call from Peter Ward SUBMITTED PHOTO/TINA BEARD from the University of Wash- Dr. Peter Ward holds the fossilized remains of what could be a whole new species of ammonite. ington.

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The group set up a committee that ranged from 12 to 18 people who met every week for two years, creating the 32page document meant as “a suggestion as to what could be included and/or take place in the plan portion of a ‘made in Parksville’ OCP,” according to the introduction. Pastars said the document (available at http://arrowsmithwatersheds.org/ links/unofficialOfficialPlan.pdf) is based on a citizen’s survey and public form in 2010, which the document states were the only venues where public input has been allowed in the city’s ongoing OCP update process. The Unofficial OCP specifically leaves out development interests, stating on the cover that “they already have sub-

stantial input into the OCP. The residents do not.” “I take serious issue with (that) statement,” said mayor Chris Burger pointing to numerous public engagement initiatives including several surveys and public meetings. “But there are some good suggestions in there and I think you’ll see some of that reflected in the OCP. OCPs are always about compromise, at the end of the day you have to come to a balanced plan.” “The current OCP is all about development, that seems to be the main thrust, the environment gets short shrift,” said Sam Cosco, the original chair of the PRA’s OCP committee who resigned when he was appointed to the city’s OCP citizen

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Parksville residents generally supported a proposed small lot development at the corner of Despard Avenue and Corefield Street, during a public hearing last Monday. “I’m in favour. We’ve talked for years about encouraging young people to stay on the Island,” said Caroline Waters who suggested the smaller lots would be cheaper and attract families to the area. Increased traffic was the strongest concern about the proposal — which would require official community plan and zoning amendments and a new “small lot residential” zone. “I have no objections, young families need a place to live,”

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Trustee Julie Austin introduced the motion and then decided to table it in order to get more information from the ministry on whether it plans to continue the tests and whether principals and parents support it. But she disagreed that the motion would be illegal, noting that other school boards have done it, and the definition of extenuating circumstances, one of the reasons students can be excused, isn’t defined. “It doesn’t mean [a principal is] in breach of the school act if they accept a letter from a parent that says there’s extenuating circumstances,” she said. After reading the ministerial order, Ansell said

the wording gives only principals the right to excuse the student, not parents or boards or the minster. Therefore the motion would violate the ministerial order, he said. “The fact there hasn’t been action against boards that have made this decision is akin to a shoplifter who hasn’t gotten caught yet,” he said. After some more banter back and forth, board chair Lynette Kershaw said she thinks parental responsibility trumps ministerial orders, and if a child expresses extreme discomfort about taking the tests to his parents, that should be heeded. The motion was tabled until the next meeting.

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t first glance, we had to question why a group of municipal politicians was trying to tackle what’s clearly an issue for the federal government. It was one of those moments of bewilderment — we believe the technical term for this is: “Huh?” We were looking at the issue from a protect-thepublic-purse angle, wondering why cities and towns like Parksville and Qualicum Beach were spending taxpayer dollars to send politicians and staff to the Union of B.C. Municipalities annual conference to debate the decriminalization of marijuana. Our journalistic default position of cynicism deduced this was just the UBCM’s way of getting publicity for what can be a dry agenda focusing on things like the interest rates charged by municipal funding authorities (yawn). We believe our motives for questioning the expense of this junket and its agenda were noble. However, upon further review, our initial response seems a tad narrow-minded. Sure, any change in the status of the criminality of marijuana will have to be legislated in Ottawa. That stated, the fallout of those changes will be felt on the streets, neighbourhoods, schools and workplaces in communities such as Nanoose Bay, Bowser, Parksville and Qualicum Beach. We’re not prepared to debate the merits or pitfalls of marijuana decriminalization in this space today (we welcome your letters on the subject, as always). But we recognize it is a local issue, and appropriate for municipal leaders to debate. The UBCM resolution called for the “appropriate government to decriminalize marijuana and research the regulation and taxation of marijuana.” On Wednesday, the resolution passed. Whether senior governments pay any attention to this remains to be seen. Many police chiefs in this country have said lifting the prohibition won’t have much effect on the big picture of organized crime’s role in distribution and the violent crime related to that side of the business. So, was this a purposely-futile resolution put forward by the UBCM in order to increase the profile of their conference? If you have read this far, it apparently worked. — editorial by John Harding

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Letters CHICKENS WILL SMELL I have some questions and comments about chickens in the backyard. Where will all the chicken manure go? It smells. Chickens and their food will attract rats very quickly, also mink and other predators. Chickens can be hosts to eas - I have personally experienced that. Will the cost of set up and maintaining just a few hens really pay off? I think these are issues that need serious thought. What do you do with a sick or old hen, or one that has prolapsed? If raising chickens is what you want to do, then perhaps buying a few acres in the country would make more sense. Then you can also grow your own vegetables and have a goat. I am sure I am not alone when I say I would not like to be sitting in the garden on a summer’s day and having to inhale the smell from an ill-kept chicken coop. I think the chicken issue needs to be thought through more carefully. GAIL COURTICE Parksville

THE LATEST IMPORT I wonder when we will get the message about bringing fowl into an area and then ďŹ nding years later we have a problem on our hands. First we bring geese to Parksville, for shooting and eating. Next we bring rabbits for pets and eating and now we want to have chickens. We humans have a bad record regarding pets and their care. Chickens don’t lay eggs forever — they need food, water, shelter and care. They will

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bring with them problems of racoons, rats, cats and dogs. Also they might encourage wolves and cougars. It sounds great for a child to see a chicken lay an egg; and it sounds great to see a cat give birth to kittens; but what happens to most of the kittens? Check your local SPCA. It’s the same with puppies. Is this what we want 10 years down the road? PAT HALL Parksville

FRANK HAS IT RIGHT Re: Rick Mennie’s recent letter in response to one by Frank Horner (THE NEWS, Sept. 21). What election did I vote in? I can’t recall any conversations on change and development and ‘open for business’. Suggesting the community is surprised would be questioning our intelligence. Everyone I’ve spoken to is completely astonished at their behavior. We love our town just the way it was before the election. Frank Horner has it right and he is reading these three Qualicum Beach councillors 100 per cent correctly. In my opinion, if an election were called today they would not be re-elected. PEGGY BODNAR Qualicum Beach

MIND NEEDS CHANGE How come Qualicum Beach wound up getting the so-called Gang of Three on our town council? Don’t these councillors know that there are thousands of villages around the world that are hundreds of years old? The majority of shops and houses are mainly two-storey affairs. They have been

through hard times as well as good times, but are still surviving. Sitting on my desk is a photo of a public house that is three storeys high. The third storey is cut into the roof with gables. It was built in the 15th century. You want to build? Forget about any heritage aspect — bulldoze the old waterfront hotel and ďŹ nd a builder who will not be hamstrung. The old George Inn site — let someone build there. Fill in the empty lots around town. As for the Gang of Three, I hope at least one will rethink what his or her agenda means to the ambiance of Qualicum Beach and change his or her mind. GRAHAM GOODWIN Qualicum Beach

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COMMENTS INSULTING I ďŹ nd Frank Horner’s comments in his recent letter to the editor (THE NEWS, Sept. 18) about the Qualicum Beach development debate absurd and even insulting. Over the last 12 years, the town of has had fewer construction dollars spent per capita than any other municipality on Vancouver Island with the exception of Port Hardy and Port McNeill. How about staying vigilant on how we keep our young people from leaving town to raise their families in other areas of Canada? This so-called Gang of Three that Horner refers to all ran completely independent campaigns amongst numerous candidates and were voted in, mostly by the working, business and generational families of Qualicum Beach as they themselves are. Please try to be more respectful to the people who built this community. BRIAN JENKINS Qualicum Beach

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letters ALTERNATIVE MP I was pleased to see MP James Lunney has a plan (The News, Sept. 25). On the same page, by coincidence or design, was a sad story about the rise in the number of food banks in our country over the last 30 years. According to the UN Special Report on the Right to Food, 900,000 households in our supposedly wealthy country do not earn enough or receive enough assistance to pay for their basic housing and food necessities. No doubt these folks will be really happy to hear that Lunney has a plan to put forward a private member’s bill to implement a National Vitamin D Day. In our next federal election, I will be voting for a candidate with different priorities. I would suggest an urgent review of minimum wage levels and social assistance benefits. We need a representative who has the courage and energy to fight for the elimination of poverty in our country. Once we have accomplished that, perhaps we can talk about alternative medicine. RHYS HARRISON Parksville

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GRIEVING CAN BE GOOD Accolades to the Oceanside Hospice Society for arranging an insightful evening seminar with expert Dr. Alan Wolfelt on the subject of grieving and mourning, which are distinctly different, healthy aspects of coming to terms with the loss of a loved one or even a cherished pet. Wolfelt was well versed in the dynamics of what seems to be a culturally diminishing aspect of our humanity. Comfort zones can be challenged when faced with someone who is deeply affected by the death of someone close; sometimes unexpected and sudden, sometimes after a prolonged illness. The attendees of Understanding Your Grief were well looked after by being informed of the complexity of the process of bereavement, which is different for everyone. I came away from those two hours enriched by Wolfelt’s graceful humour and grateful for his wealth of knowledge and experience. He even let us know that his colleague Dr. Phil got it wrong recently and Wolfelt will be speaking to him, especially after receiving some 150 e-mails from viewers of the telecast. In the old days, a person who was in mourning wore a black armband as a sign for others to be kind, show some respect and tenderness. In other cultures, the custom is to wear black clothing to signify someone who is bereaved and may need support and understanding. Nowadays, 70 per cent of the population don’t really know their neighbours, and thus may not know what they may be going through on any given day. Life is precious and remembering a lost love one is good and healthy. Thank you Oceanside Hospice Society, your thoughtfulness enriched me. GORD BYERS Parksville

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A new kind of fair is taking place in Qualicum Beach next Wednesday, one that organizers hope will ensure the region’s arts and culture remain healthy — while also cultivating new leaders in that area. It’s called the First Annual Cultural Fair and it’s part of the town’s cultural planning project, presented by the Oceanside Volunteer Association and the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce. The day-long event includes workshops and events for individuals as well as organizations, and is suited to those who are currently active in arts and culture and those wanting to get involved. Project consultant Patricia Huntsman said it’s a great way to attract new volunteers to arts and culture which will in

turn help attract new residents, including families and entrepreneurs. It’s also helpful for networking, collaborating and linking talent, she said. “It’s a great way to exchange ideas and improve upon the great vibrancy we have in arts and culture in the community.â€? The Cultural Fair will be held at the Civic Centre on Oct. 3, with workshops running from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Events are free to the public but pre-registration is required by Oct. 1. People who would like to take part in this event can ďŹ nd a list of workshops on the Town of Qualicum Beach website at www.qualicumbeach.com and click on the tab “Making Culture Count.â€? To register, e-mail culture@qualicumbeach.com or contact Jimmy Foulds at 250-738-2198.

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THE BOW HORN BAY COMMUNITY CLUB (Lighthouse Country Fall Fair)

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Cantelon supports party name NEIL HORNER

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Ron Cantelon agrees with his party’s decision not to change its name right now, but that doesn’t mean the Parksville-Qualicum MLA doesn’t think it should be looked at later. Commenting on this week’s announcement that the party will retain its BC Liberal moniker for the time being, Cantelon said the timing for such a move is all wrong. “I think it’s worthy of consideration, but not right before an election,” he said. “We don’t want to make it harder for pepole to make choices at the

ballot box than it already is.” However, once the election is over, he said he doesn’t necessarily reject the idea of a name change out of hand. “The name of the party should help define who you are,” he said. “We have a big tent and what people think of traditional small ‘l’ liberals doesn’t fit everybody,” he said. “It needs to reflect who you are. We need to look at how we can change it, but if you are going to a ballot box and all of a sudden you have a different name, people will say, ‘who are these guys?’ ”

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25 on the Inland Island Highway near the Horne Lake Road exit. “The driver of the vehicle left the roadway and entered the center grass median before re-entering the northbound lane and rolling the vehicle at least once,” Forman said.

The 27-year-old female driver and her two passengers were taken by ambulance to St. Joseph Hospital in Comox to be treated for minor injuries. Foreman said witnesses to the crash said speed was a factor.

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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK

To submit your activities; e-mail: events@pqbnews.com, fax:250-248-4655 or drop by: #4-154 Middleton Ave FRI. SEPT. 28 FRI. SEPT. 28 Featured Events for the Week MONTHLY DANCE

8 -10:15pm, Just Us Dance Orchestra $10pp Bradley Centre 975 Shearme Road, Coombs

START-UP DANCE

Rounds 7:30 pm, squares 8pm St. Stephen’s Church Hall, QB. All square dancers welcome

FRED SALAVANY

Classic gutarist, Deez Bar and Grill, 353 W. Island Hwy., QB. 250-752-8055

SANDBAR FRIDAY

Peter Mason plays, Sandbar Cafe 6087 Island Hwy. W.,QB

OPEN HOUSE

3-5pm, Morning Glory School open house & tour. 861 Hilliers Rd., QB. morninggloryschool.ca

SAT. SEPT. 29

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 10am-1pm, Determination & Everyvoice Singers will be performing Music

MUSIC TRIVIA

PRO D DAY SWIM

LAZY MIKE & THE ROCKIN’ RECLINERS

12:45pm-1:45pm Parksville Lion’s and Save-On-Foods Free Family Skate Free admission and skate rentals.

PRO D DAY SKATE

1:30-3pm, Everyone welcome, regular admission Oceanside Place, PV

STORY TIME

10:30am, Free 30 min. storytime and other fun at Parksville library

HARVEST OF MUSIC Noon-1pm $10 flute & guitar, The Old School House, QB

The

Train Station Pottery Shop

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The Shady Rest Pub, 3109 W. Island Hwy, QB

SPORTS DAY IN CANADA

2-3pm, Everyone welcome skate, regular admission. 1-4pm, Ying-Yong Tourney 11-14yrs, Free Enjoy an awesome DJ and healthy snacks. Oceanside Place

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9am-5pm, 14yrs+, $83.20 Pre-register with RDN: 250248-3252, Ravensong, QB

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Friday Sept 28th, 3-5pm

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LADIES’ NIGHT OUT

SAT. SEPT. 29

SAT. SEPT. 29

MON. OCT. 1

1-3pm, 5-7yrs, $25 Preregister with RDN: 250-2483252, Oceanside Place, PV

Noon-1pm $10 Classical Pianist, The Old School House, QB

Deez Bar and Grill, 353 W. Island Hwy., QB

HOME ALONE

9:30am-12:30pm, 9-12yrs, $25 Pre-register with RDN: 250-248-3252 or rdn.bc.ca, Oceanside Place, PV

10am-12noon, A Qualicum Beach Family History Society Seminar. by Sarah Hamster of the Victoria Genealogical Society. 250-954-0758 for more info. or to register

ORANGE BRIDGE MARKET

9am-1pm, 716 E Island Hwy, PV

LAST ERRINGTON FARMERS’ MARKET 10am-1pm. Errington Community Park

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Children under 19yrs must be accompanied by an adult. t. Oceanside Place, 826 W. Island Hwy. (Wembley Mall), Parksville View swim and skate schedules online at www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation

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8:30-Noon. Community Hall, Veteran’s Way, QB

BUCKMAN COE

8-11pm, worldbeat concoction of sun-sweetened folk, soul-drenched roots & reggae. $15 Coombs Fairgrounds 1014 Ford Rd.

HARVEST OF MUSIC

SUN. SEPT. 30 FREE FAMILY SKATE 12:45 -1:45pm, Parksville Lion’s and Save-On-Foods present Free Family Skate Free admission and skate rentals. Oceanside Place

PET BLESSING

3pm, Foster Park, corner of Pym & Sanderson. All creatures welcome

FALL PLANT SALE

Milner Gardens & Woodland, 2179 W. Island Hwy., QB. Entry by donation Info: 250-752-6153 or www.milnergardens.org

THE IONA CICLE

2:30pm Music, story & refleection. St.Annes & St.Edmund, 407 Wembley Rd., PV

HARVEST OF MUSIC 2:30-4:30pm $16 Cornucopia Jam, The Old School House, QB

CORN MAZE

9am-6pm, $2, Pumpkin walk & more. Silvermeadow Farms 1019 Errington Road

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WED. OCT. 3

Errington Community Park www.erringtonfarmersmarket.ca

11am-2pm at St.Mary the Protectress Orthodox Church, 594 Karls Way, PV More info: 250-729-6143

LIVE JAZZ

OPEN MIC NIGHT

7-10pm. The Shady Rest Pub

FOOD DRIVE

Quality Foods Nanoose will be collecting food for the Thanks for Giving Food Drive Sept,26-Oct.6

7-9pm Beauty from the inside Out. pecial feature by Lisa Leger with “Tips for Personal Well-being” Music by ladies’ trio “Triple Faith” Guest speaker Tina Peters shares her “ Lifechanging Makeover” at Cuckoo in Coombs $22 includes dinner & program, payable at the door For reservations and information, please contact Cathy @ 250.248-9478 or Anna @ 250.248-3810 or email parksvilleafter5@ gmail.com

AWANA

5:30-7:15pm. Presented by Oceanside Community Church, 1420 Alberni Hwy. 250-248-5333. For children K-9

WED. OCT. 3 RACQUET SPORTS

7pm, FREE, badminton, pickleball and mini-tennis will be available. Bowser School. 15+ yrs. Info: 250-757-8307

THURS. OCT. 4

OLD TIME FIDDLERS

7:30pm. Dance or just listen $2.50pp incl. snacks at Rotary House, QB

NEW TO THE AREA?

Doors open at 7pm Meeting starts at 7:30 pm, Parksville Community Centre; Guest speaker: Parksville EMS Service

FALL ART SHOW

9-5:30pm, Art Exhibition & Sale of works by the Arrowsmith Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists. The Gallery at Qualicum Art Supply, 206 First Ave, QB

PRO D DAY SWIM

1-3pm, Firefighter Swim, special admission Ravensong, QB

SEAT

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9:30am at the library at St.Edmunds Anglican in PV, Info: 250-752-1345.

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10am-12:30pm Free admission, St. Edmund’s Church Hall, 407 Wembley Rd.

TUE. OCT. 2

Family Dentistry

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Crafting new from vintage Willow Shack Studio will be one of 14 stops on Nanoose Studio Tour LISSA ALEXANDER

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Ellen Atkinson, owner of Willow Shack Studio in Nanoose Bay stands with some of her handcrafted jewelry called Not Your Nana’s Silver. Her studio is on the Nanoose Bay Studio Tour Oct. 6, 7 and 8, located at 2430 Summerset Road.

he idea took shape around a fire pit on a family camping trip, starting with some old family silver. “We thought, wouldn’t it be wonderful to turn this into bracelets? And after some trial and error, we created some wonderful jewelry,” said Ellen Atkinson, designer of Not Your Nana’s Silver and owner of Willow Shack Studio in Nanoose Bay. Willow Shack Studio is one of 14 stops on the Fourth Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Nanoose Bay Studio Tour Oct. 6, 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Atkinson’s studio opened in January of this year and is filled with her, and jewelry-making-partner Cori Forster’s, vintage silver and silver-plated fork and spoon bracelets, butter knife and plate tray necklaces and gemstone jewelry, among other pieces. Atkinson also upcycles (makes new things out of old materials) to make shawls, sweaters, slippers, and other accessories. “Give me an old dress and I’ll turn it into an apron, give me an old wool sweater and I’ll turn it into a hat, flatware and I’ll turn it into jewelry,” she said, adding any sales of the tray jewelry garner $5 for the local food bank. Willow Shack Studio also houses a number of other local artists, including jewelry by Ethan Taylor Designs, oil paintings by Nicola Hill, bead and gemstone jewelry by Colleen Crane and more. Atkinson has been making jewelry for about 40 years and has taken a number of silversmith courses. She teaches the basics of jewelry making out of her studio, how to upcycle and reinvent old jewelry, and how to drill, saw and dome mixed metal. Willow Shack Studio is number three on the Nanoose Bay Studio Tour, where residents can see an array of fine artwork throughout Nanoose Bay Oct. 6, 7 and 8. Brochures and information are available at the Parksville Visitor Centre and Island Exposures Art Gallery in Parksville. Maps and information can be found at www.nanoosestudiotour.com.


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Local author Gail Boulanger has recently published Adventures Over Sixty and re-published her first book Life Goes On: Losing, letting go and living again.

Embracing life locally Local author writes about living life vibrantly, dealing with loss and contributing to society LISSA ALEXANDER reporter@pqbnews.com

Many people struggle with the prospect of getting older, with grief and saddness, and ensuring they live life to the fullest, but Gail Boulanger believes she can help. The author has been assisting people in her own counseling, consulting and psychotherapy practice for close to 30 years and has recently published a new book Adventures Over Sixty. Boulanger has also re-published her first book Life Goes On: Losing, letting go and living again. Boulanger said she started writing her first book after doing research to give more information to her clients. She has helped people through all types of loss, she said, including break-ups, job loss, miscarriage and death, and has also assisted family members in helping loved ones deal with grief. “Really healthy grieving has a beginning, middle and an end,” she said. “But the end point doesn’t mean you forget, doesn’t mean it’s necessarily all over and it doesn’t mean you can’t get treated, but the intensity changes.” Boulanger’s new book Adventures Over Sixty also deals with some grief, but it focuses on embracing life and living vibrantly, Boulanger said.

It encourages people to develop their inner resources to create a buffer for when tragedy may strike and helps people become comfortable with silence and solitude as they age. Both books are grounded in stories, Boulanger said. Life Goes On is based on personal and professional experiences and Adventures Over Sixty includes true stories from Boulanger’s life, and stories from family, friends and neighbours. In the new book she covers things that matter most when you reach 60, she said, including meditating, physical exercise, creative outlets and living wholeheartedly. Although the title Adventures Over Sixty may seem to target people in that age range, it can also help younger generations deal with issues their parents are having, Boulanger said, as well as their own anxieties about aging. She hopes the book gets families talking about getting older and everything that comes with it, she said. “I would like to bring the generations together to have these conversations, because you know, we’re all in this together.” To learn more about Boulanger, read excerpts from the books, or to purchase a book, visit www. gailboulanger.com. Books are also available from many local bookstores and from www.amazon.ca.

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NANOOSE FIRE PROTECTION SOCIETY Annual General Meeting & Budget Meeting The Nanoose Fire Protection Society combined AGM & Provisional Budget meeting will be held at the

Nanoose Library Center 2489 Nanoose Rd Tuesday October 16th 2012 @ 7PM Residents or holders of real property within the Nanoose Fire Protection District who are over the age of eighteen years are eligible to vote at this meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to review the year 2012, approve the 2013 budget & hold election of two directors. A detailed budget will be posted to our website on Oct 10th 2012. nanoosevfd.com ~ For info please call 250.468.7141

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Soile Strarkauskas from Victoria will play early music with Douglas Hensley today, Friday, Sept. 28 at noon during TOSH’s Harvest of Music Festival running to Sunday.

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Enjoy a taste of Japanese nightlife, some baroque music, a bit of jazz and a Latin-American quintet this weekend at The Old School House’s Harvest of Music Festival. The feature concert is a collaboration between a Japanese superstar, Takio Ito, and his band, which has both Japanese and Canadian musicians. The group will play traditional Japanese folk songs combined with elements of rock, jazz and other genres at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. The evening will include saki, Sapporo beer, sushi and decorations. This show runs from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 29. Today, (Friday, Sept. 28) a noon concert will feature early music, played on a wooden flute, guitar and lute. From 7 to 9 p.m. Aires-Latinos, a woodwind quintet, will play Latin-American music. Saturday at noon West Vancouver classical pianist Jeffrey Luo returns to TOSH, a very young musician who has already won prestigious awards and attracted international attention. Following the Takio Band Saturday night, the festival will wrap up Sunday with a Cornucopia Jam featuring many of the festival’s musicians as well as some surprise performers. All concerts are held at TOSH, except for the Taiko Band, which will play at the civic centre. Tickets range in price from $10 to $16. For tickets and more information visit www. harvestofmusic.com, or www.theoldschoolhouse. org, or call 250-752-6133.

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FALL WOOD CHIPPING PROGRAM The City’s Wood Chipping Program will take place this fall from October 10 to October 25, between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm weekdays. A schedule for pickup is printed below. Only the following items are to be placed on the boulevard before 8 am, prior to the first date the chipper truck will be in your neighbourhood: t#SBODIFTXJUIBNBYJNVNEJBNFUFSPGJODIFT DN TUBDLFEXJUIUIFMBSHFSFOEPG the branch or trunk facing the roadway; t8PPEZTISVCNBUFSJBM QJMFEGPSFBTFPGBDDFTTCZUIFDIJQQJOHDSFX Rocks, stumps and construction waste may cause injury to the chipper operators and must NOT be included in the piles. Please note that due to safety issues, materials such as pampas grass and clematis and wisteria vines cannot be chipped. These, along with other compostable vegetation, garden debris, leaves, and grass clippings may be taken to the Church Road Transfer Station. Piles containing the aforementioned items will not be removed by the chipping crew. 1JMFTNVTUCFMJNJUFEUPBTJ[FPGGFFUXJEFCZGFFUIJHI BOEPOMZPOFQJMFQFSSFTJEFODF XJMMCFSFNPWFECZUIFDIJQQJOHDSFX1MFBTFEPOPUDPNCJOFQJMFTGSPNNVMUJQMFIPVTFIPMET as it is more difficult and time consuming for the chipping crew to take apart large piles for DIJQQJOHUIBOJUJTGPSUIFNUPIBOEMFTNBMMFSQJMFT 8IFOQMBDJOHZPVSDIJQQJOHQJMF QMFBTFCFTVSFOPUUPPCTUSVDUZPVSQSPQFSUZT$JUZXBUFS DPOOFDUJPOCPYJOUIFFWFOUBDDFTTJTSFRVJSFEGPSNBJOUFOBODF Wednesday, October 10 through Friday, October 12

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IN MEMORIAM VERNE, Charles Michael (Charlie) June 26, 1954 to Sept 26, 2011. A year has passed us by, yet the memory of the day that you left us is there as if it was yesterday. Dad, you are truly missed and always near in our hearts and thoughts. God Bless. Love Laura/Tyler, Liam, Madison and Ethan

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Bettina Wilford

Gifted with hospitality, creativity and an indomitable spirit, Bettina Margaret Wilford lived her 88 years of life to the fullest. Born in Thornton Heath, England on March 7, 1924, she married a Canadian soldier (Reg) and as a war-bride, settled in New Westminster, BC, where they raised their family. They retired to Qualicum in 1982. Mom to four children and Nana to 12 grand-children, she will be remembered for loving generously, smiling through adversity and being the mainstay of her family. After realizing her goal of attending her granddaughter’s wedding on September 1, Betty was received peacefully into the loving arms of her Savior on September 12, 2012. There will be a “Celebration of Life” on October 2, 2012 in St. Stephen’s Church, 150 Village Way, Qualicum Beach. Rev. Allan Walker of Qualicum Baptist officiating.

Mom truly had, “The unfading beauty of a quiet and gentle spirit.” 1 Peter 3:4 Condolences may be forwarded to the family through Qualicum Beach Funeral Centre, PO Box 367, Qualicum Beach, V9K1S7, qbfuneralcentre@shaw.ca, 250-594-0305

J.R. Tony Arnold Mar. 29, 1928 – Sept. 21, 2012 Dearly loved husband of Vicky and father of Libby. Tony grew up in Ottawa. He was educated at Royal Roads Military College in Victoria, the Royal Military College in Kingston, UBC and the University of Toronto. He spent a number of years in the RCAF Auxiliary with 401 squadron in Montreal and 400 in Toronto. After spending some years in industry, he taught in the business division of Fleming College in Peterborough, later becoming a business consultant. He wrote business and educational courses and a successful business text book. Tony loved his family, his home, and his friends and for many years shared his passion for travel with his wife. Tony always wore a smile and would not want people to mourn him. There will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Oceanside Stroke Recovery, c/o Marie Randall 399 Dorset Road, Qualicum Beach, V9K 1H5. Tony’s family would like to extend their grateful thanks to the doctors, nurses & staff at the Nanaimo General Hospital.

YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

Parksville Lioness Club Booking table rentals for the 2012 Christmas Craft Fair. Nov. 3rd., 2012 $40.00 (8 foot table) Further info contact: Noreen @ 250-248-0082 or email: norgrandma@shaw.ca

STAINED GLASS CLASSES. $85 tuition. 4 weeks, afternoon or evenings. Some tools & glass provided during course. Info (250)248-1031 Layne

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1922 – 2012 With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Illeen, the last (but certainly not least) of Margaret and Fred Cawsey’s ten children. She was born in Winnipeg on the 28th of October 1922 and lived all but the first three months of her life on the island, considering herself very much a Victoria native. Illeen worked hard all her life, including periods at Boeings, the C.P.R. laundry, The Bay and with the Provincial and Federal Governments. During her time in the Air Force Reserve, she met Ted. They married and she found her true vocation – motherhood. Sherry and Dale were the lights of her life and she never let them down. Illeen reveled in having family and friends around and she never said “no” to a party. Fiercely independent, she insisted on staying in the family home after Ted passed in 2010. Illeen was dearly loved and she takes a piece of each of our hearts with her. She is survived by her children Dale (Shirley), and Sherry (Ron); grandchildren Melissa, Danny, Kristen (Lyle), Jeff and Paul; great-grandchildren Kierra, Abigale, Emma and Kaylee; also niece Dauna (Bob) and a large extended family. A private family celebration of Illeen’s life (she wanted no tears) will be held in Parksville at a later date. Those so wishing may make a donation to the charity of their choice. YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

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LONG BEACH - Ucluelet Deluxe waterfront cabin, sleeps 6, BBQ. Fall Special. 2 nights $239 or 3 nights $299 Pets Okay. Rick 604-306-0891

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NOTICE IS hereby given to KORY ROBERTSEN and MOSA WILSON that household goods stored at Oceanside Storage Inc., located at 1270 Alberni Highway, Parksville, will be disposed of on October 12th, 2012, unless the outstanding account is settled prior to this date.

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Born in Saskatoon, Sask. on October 10th, 1937, Eddie passed away on September 15th, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years of marriage, daughter Cheryl and son Tim. He leaves to morn his grandson Ryan, four granddaughters; Paige, Lana, Chelsea and Chamion and two great grandsons Corvin and Mason.

At Eddie’s request there will be no service but donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated. The world may change from year to year, And friends from day to day. But never will the one I loved, From memory pass away.

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An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. BARTENDERS & SERVERS experienced, P/T or F/T. Please call 250-468-1735.

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~ February 21, 1944 - September 20, 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Gary Kenneth Hopkins. Gary is survived by his loving wife Glenys of 45 years, his beloved children Keri (Colin) and Trevor (Christine) and his wonderful grandchildren Nichollas and Mackenzie. Gary is also survived by his sister- in- law and brother- in- law Ann and Peter Vincent of Courtenay, his nephews Shawn and Dean and his large circle of dear friends. Gary was a devoted family man who spent a great deal of time with his children and grandchildren and they were his greatest pride and joy. Gary was born in Victoria but spent many years in Qualicum Beach working in the hospitality industry. He was most known for having ‘Gary’s Bistro’, a local restaurant that he owned and operated for the past 19 years. Gary had a love for people; one could always stop by Gary’s for a chat and a coffee and a good laugh. He lived life to the fullest, loving the outdoors, golfing, biking and skiing. He had a quick wit, a love for a good practical joke and a big contagious laugh we can all remember. Travel to Mexico with Glenys, and connecting with his ‘Sun Fun’ friends, was another one of his favourite pastimes. His greatest passion was Classic Cars. He could often be seen around town cruising in his ‘55 Chevy. He was responsible for bringing the Seaside Cruisers to Qualicum Beach and founded the popular ‘Show n’ Shine’ street dance. Gary was an icon in our community and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 747 Jones St., on Saturday October 6 at 1:00 pm. In honour of Gary, please drive your Classic Car as a tribute to a fine man who left us too soon.

Those wishing to make a donation in Gary’s name can do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.


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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVER / BARTENDER needed. Must have “Serving it Right”, a positive attitude and must be able to work night shifts & weekends. Apply to: The French Creek Marine Pub, #1-1025 Lee Rd, Parksville.

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AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS Emcon Services Inc, Road and Bridge Maintenance contractor, is looking for Auxiliary Equipment Operators for the current winter season to perform a variety of winter related road maintenance activities including operating snowplows and sanding trucks. Operators are needed for Parksville, Nanaimo, Port Alberni and Ucluelet. Qualifications include: • • • •

Valid BC Driver’s Licence (minimum Class 3 / air). Proven highway trucking experience Experience driving tandem axle vehicles and Operating a variety of transmissions.

• Pre-employment drug screening Qualified applicants are invited to submit résumés, along with photocopy of driver’s licence, an up-to-date driver’s abstract and references to substantiate driving experience to: Emcon Services Inc. 1435 Springhill Road, Parksville, BC V9P 2T2 Island@emconservices.ca Fax: 250-248-5574 *Please specify the area that you would be able to work*

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THE BEAUTY OF SMALL 535 CRESCENT ROAD WEST QUALICUM BEACH 2 bdrm bungalow, newly car- peted, freshly painted. Bright interior from 3 skylights, L/R with gas fireplace, spacious kitchen,fir floors.Enclosed sunroom, additional studio for the hobbyist or artist. Completely fenced and landscaped with auto sprinklers. Asking $449,000 Call for appt. 604-7409898 of 604-740-4777 cell

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Call Kevin 250-240-7372

DRYWALL Taping/ Texturing/ Painting. Reno & Repair Specialist. 30 years of fast friendly service. Wayne 250-752-4658 QB

GARDENING CHELSEY’S GARDENING Certified horticulturist. Garden & lawn maint. 1 time visits OK. Look forward to seeing you & your garden. 250-586-6172

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

Ivan 250-758-0371 www.eucalyptusdesign.ca WES-COAST YARDBIRDS. Lawns, gardens, yard cleanup, hauling. Pressure washing, Irrigation, carpentry. Tree Pruning, Topping, Removal. Please call 250-752-9444.

HAULING AND SALVAGE ALL TYPES of hauling. Small loads, garden waste, construction debris & junk. Call Ron 250-757-2094, 250-228-1320. CLEAN-UP SPECIALIST, small or big loads, rubbish, garden, waste, junk. Service today at (250)240-1116. PHONE ANY day. We will Haul Away. Call anytime at 250-468-5733. WAYNE’S HAUL-AWAY. Will haul away unwanted whatever. Small engine repair, Bondable, Call 250-752-1639.

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)951-0010.

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. O.K. THE HANDYMAN. Interior & exterior painting & plastering. Small or big jobs. 250947-5970 POIRIER PAINTING, Residential / Commercial / Vinyl Siding / Driveway Power Washing/ Driveway Sealing. Fully insured, Guaranteed Workmanship, Free Estimates. Call Dan 250-240-3528. WCB

PRESSURE WASHING PRESSURE WASHING. Oceanside House and Home. Pete 250-927-2641.

PETS PET CARE SERVICES CAT SITTING in my home. No cages. Minimum 7-day or long term stay. Limited space. (250)740-5554

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GARAGE SALES

ANTIQUE SALE

981 Eaglecrest Dr, QB. Sat, Sept 29, 9-3. Country tables, pine trunks, Canadiana dressers, mirrors, washstands, chairs, benches, sideboards, coat racks. Architectural items & more. EAGLECREST, 1049 Mallard Pl. Sep 29 (8:30-1). Moving Sale. Painted furniture, books, & home decor. No early birds. ERRINGTON, 1430 Errington Rd. Multi-Family. Sat. Sep. 29th (9-2) Fresh produce, baked goods, too many things to list! Good stuff!! Join us? Table rental $10 Info: Please Call Serina at 250-927-4493 ESTATE SALE. Friday Sept. 28, 3pm til dark. Sat. & Sun. Sept. 29 & 30, 8am-2pm. W/D, 40 years of collectibles. 230 Hembrough Rd. - Deep Bay. FRENCH CREEK, 929 Esslinger Rd. Sat. Sept 29th (8-3) Variety of items. NANOOSE, 3689 Dolphin Dr. Sep 29 (9-3). Boat & fishing supplies, tools & baby items. NANOOSE GARAGE SALE/ Open House, 1821 Northwest Bay Rd. Sat, Sept 29th, 9am3pm. Something for everyone.

PARKSVILLE,

1061 Yellowbrick Rd. Saturday September 29th. Electrical supplies for home reno’s or small wiring jobs! Breakers, Wire, Rough-in & finishing material Light fixtures, Heaters, Ladders, Lot of $5 & $10 items!!

Some toys & household items PARKSVILLE, 11 Sylvan Cres. Moving Sale! Fri. Sept. 28 (4-8) & Sat. Sept. 29 (8-12) Furniture, antiques, books, household items, tools. PARKSVILLE, 362 Kingsley St. Sat. Sept 29th (9-1) No early birds! Something for all!

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE $$ CASH PAID $$

GARAGE SALES

for NEWER FRIDGES, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS etc.

PARKSVILLE, 254 Strawberry Cresc. Sep 29 (8-3). Arts & crafts, puzzles, books, kitchen misc., painted rocks & wildlife.

BELLEVUE RECONDITIONED APPLIANCES

PARKSVILLE, 32-450 Stanford Ave East. Sep 29 (9-2). Plumbing & electric, tools, nuts, bolts, nails, ext. cords, etc. lawn chairs, garden misc, camping, tents, bbq’s & misc. household. Weather permitting

Sales & Service.

PARKSVILLE, 394 Craig St. Humungous Multi-Family Sale!! Park on Craig St. & walk in. Sat. Sept 29th (9-2). Canceled if raining! PARKSVILLE, 521 Banks Ave. W. Sat. Sept 29. (8-12) Multi-Family! Schwinn Bike trailer (double), book case, 2 entertainment units, plazma car, princess byob bed, chaise lounge chair, lots of kids stuff! Plus loads more good stuff! PARKSVILLE- 562 Belson St, (off Stanhope or Soriel) Sat, Sept 29, 9-1pm. Multi-family! PARKSVILLE, 622 Forsyth Ave. Sat Sept. 29th (9-2). Stuff, stuff & more stuff!! QUALICUM, 300 Sunningdale Rd. East, Sat, Sept. 29, 8am4pm. Large Garage and Moving Sale. Outdoor/Indoor. QUALICUM, 518 Sycamore Dr., Sat. Sept. 29, 8am - ? Bed clothes, speakers, lamps, ornaments, books, tables, etc. QUALICUM 542 Hawthorne Dr. Sep 29 (8-1). Adding machine, typewriter, closet organizer, scrapbooking, blinds, trolley, wine equip., new fence post saddles & clothes. Rain or shine. Something for all. QUALICUM, 899 Andreeff Rd. Sat. Sept 29th (9-2). Moving Sale! Rain or shine! QUALICUM BAY, Horne Lake Rd & Olympic. Sep 29 (8-2). Bottles, glass insulator, 10 1899 cosmo mag’s, antique wooden milk box & milk bottles. 1953 dbl sided foot ball & shuffle board game. 30 bicycle jersey,s bob trailer, depression glass & lots more. Will trade for old marbles.

FULL WARRANTY. Large Showroom

1040 BELLEVUE ROAD Parksville 250-248-8251

BUILDING SUPPLIES FOR SALE - Mirage Engineered Flooring. 5” wide in Greystone Maple Cashmere (flat) finish. Will cover 75 sq. ft. Contractor price $8.10 sq.ft. Asking $3.50 sq.ft. ($260) Call Bob 250-228-5446 to view in Qualicum Beach

APARTMENT SIZE Half moon sectional sofa (3 pcs on caster). 30” high, 32” deep. Pastel colors in fine stripes. Perfect cond. $295. 250-248-9400 COUCH, LOVE seat & chair, green, like new, never used, $175 obo. (250)757-8357. DINING ROOM set, medium oak, solid wood with 4 chairs and china cabinet. Like new, asking $1700 obo. Call (250)951-0839.

250-954-5704 FREE ITEMS FREE DROP OFF: Oil, batteries, scrap metal. We pay $Cash$ for unwanted Cars & Trucks. Call anytime. Norms Towing & Salvage (prev. of Bull Dog Auto) 250-757-8911 or 250-954-7543.

FRIENDLY FRANK RADIO CONTROL helicopter parts, model #35092, 3.5 channel gyro metal, $55 (all). Call (250)594-3775. SONY DIGITAL camera, 6 mega pixels, all accessories included $60. (250)951-0839.

FUEL/FIREWOOD COASTAL MOUNTAIN FIREWOOD- Call 250-468-9660. 1-866-768-8886 (Nanoose).

DRYWALL

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

IC RIM PACIYFW DR ALL

Call The Old Guy!

HIGH QUALITY FURNISHINGS 4 sale. Sofa & love seat, green & gold, end tables wood inlay, lamps, cream recliner, hutch. 8 pc bdrm suite & many other items. 250-586-8922 QUEEN SIZE Hide-A-Bed (Ikea), in very good condition, beige colour. Asking $295 obo. Call (250)585-8998. SINGLE PINE Canonball style bed with mattress, in mint condition, asking $175 obo. Call (250)752-5573.

11-PIECE Oak Dining Set $900 obo. Wraparound Sofa & BBQ (offers). 2 glass tables $60 obo. Washer & Dryer set, $85 obo. Call (250)248-4544. ACKLAND GAS welder with onan engine. $2500: Power washer 3000 psi, Honda 11 horsepower, $800. ATTRACTIVE 9 drawer dresser with mirror, solid light blonde wood, $75. Cozy couch, 3 yrs old, 3 cushions, suede like, $50. Book case, 47”x67” high, solid oak wood, $50. Hide-a-bed, double bed size, clean, $50. Call (250)752-9888. BOWFLEX POWER Pro Trainer, $500. Sears Freesport Treadmill, $500. Sears kingsize, top of the line latex mattress, hardly used. $750. Call (250)586-8027. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? JVC 48” projection colour TV (grey), floor model, 6 yrs old, great picture and colour, $200 obo. Call (250)951-0839.

Got a screw loose?

WE WANT YOUR BUSINESS! Electrical Contracting Services Service Upgrades - Tenant Improvements Custom Homes - Data/Voice/Cable Trouble Calls - Reno’s

Many moons of experience!

250-586-6220

HANDYPERSONS

CONTRACTORS

FUEL / FIREWOOD

Handyman Services

Cam Coss CONTRACTING

. McLE A N C.F

RENOVATIONS & REPAIRS 21 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE Insulation & Vapor Barrier, Sound Proofing, Drywall & Drywall Finishing, Paint & Ceiling Texture, Skylite Repair.

WILF @ Parksville: 250-586-3945 250-248-3337

• Fences & Gates

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

(new & repairs)

• Patio/Deck Repairs pairs & Cleaning • Power Washing g • Yard Work & Cleanup • Home Repair Work • Minor Landscaping • Painting

BLANK CANVAS

250-927-2827

Bobcat, Excavator, Dumping Services, Landscaping, Carpentry, Decks, Fences, Shops, Handyman Services. Concrete, Driveways & Drainage. WCB INSURED

FREE ESTIMATES Guaranteed Workmanship

Roy Kroes 250 228-0040

Call 250-951-0504 Cell 250-951-1423

RENOVATIONS

HAULING & SALVAGE

“You name it ... we can do it.” Professional Home & Business Renovations & Improvements

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•Renovations/Additions/Repairs •Custom Bathrooms & Kitchens •Interior/Exterior Painting • Tiling & All Flooring •Window & Door Installations •Decks & Fences •Hardiplank & Vinyl Siding •General Contracting/Consulting

Free Estimates

• 1-3 yards gravel & rock • 1-6 yards bark mulch • 1-4 yards top soil Junk Hauling, Yard Waste & Construction Clean Up

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED DO YOU HAVE OLD COSTUME

cfmclean@shaw.ca LANDSCAPING

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GARDENING

GARDENING

TREE SERVICE

•Landscaping & Design • Zeroscapes • Hardscapes • Fencing •General Maintenance •Hauling • Bark Mulch

Tony Toly 250•954•4224 tonysgreatgardens@hotmail.com

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Service Rick Wilson Lawn & Garden Maintenance Design/Installation Certified Horticulturist

250927-1551

250738-0427

HANDYPERSONS

MAINTENANCE

BUILDALL GROUP

POWER WASHING

Home Maintenance Interior/ Exterior

TOOLS

WE’RE ON THE WEB

Chris McLean

250-757-9232

1-250-240-4824

Please call 250-586-6606

18” BANDSAW, 220 amp, nice saw, $500. 12” Planer/Shaper, good one, $500. Call (250)802-5894 leave message.

Pellet Sales WOOD FUEL ANIMAL BEDDING

250-752-6854

JEWELERY you would like to sell? If so, I am always looking to buy for my small business.

24HR Service Department COMMERCIAL – RESIDENTIAL DESIGN BUILD

Dave: 250-954-8650

Tony’s Great Gardens

QUALITY GARDEN SHEDS Also gazebos, pergolas, studios & storage solutions. Call 250-951-0855

ELECTRICAL

Retired contractor fixes mistakes, saves marriages & can paint by numbers! Tightens hinges, installs light bulbs, lays flooring, hangs doors & builds walls. Finish carpentry including baseboard, crown mouldings, bathrooms & kitchens. Got a problem I’ll fix it. Give me a Call!

NO JOB TOO SMALL!

Rebar For Sale Residential & Commercial ENQUIRIES WELCOME Fabricating & delivery available if required. CALL NORM AT Harbor West Steel anytime

Q Business Q Home Services & More! Serving your Community for 30 years

Small or Large Jobs. 35 yrs. experience in renovations & home maint.

Call Lou

250-248-7044 778-862-1667

Cell Ph

WORK WANTED, Come home to a spotlessly clean home. Will do moving cleans. Responsible & trustworthy with excellent references. Call Ann 250-240-0119

DRIVEWAYS, PATIOS, DECKS, WALKWAYS, Yes we wash SIDING by hand

GUTTER CLEANING Yard & Garden Cleanup & Waste Removal Painting: Ext. /Int. Perimeter Drain Flushing

Free Quotes: Call Jeff or Liz

250-927-1113

TREE REMOVAL

FALLING - TOPPING PRUNING - SHRUBS HEDGES – CLEAN UP

BRUSH CHIPPING FIREWOOD DELIVERY

WCB - INSURED - LOW PRICE

250-714-8454 24hr agrymuza@yahoo.com GARDENING

BETTER LAWN & YARD CARE FALL CLEAN UP Lawn Cutting Yard Waste Removal Fertilizer Appl. Hedge Trimming Tree Pruning Fence Installations/Repairs House Sitting Services Fully Licensed & Insured

(work) 250-240-3459 (home) 250-586-8588


The Parksville Qualicum Beach News Friday, y September 28, 2012

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REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

FOR SALE BY OWNER

HOUSES FOR SALE

APARTMENT/CONDO

HOMES FOR RENT

OFFICE/RETAIL

NANAIMO PATIO home. Excellent location, 1280 sq ft, 2 bdrms, 2 bath, gas furnace & ďŹ replace, garage, vaulted ceilings, sunny patio. Asking $282,900. Call 250-327-2551.

BRAND NEW Nanaimo home under 10 yr warranty. 3bdrms +den up; 2bdrm legal suite down. Lndry on both levels. $390,000. 1 (250)751-5114 CAYCUSE Very rare 5 acre treed park-like Property with well-maintained furnished home - 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm, 2 bath. Extremely close to Pristine Cowichan Lake. Perfect for recreational property or full time living. Reduced to sell $378,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387 or 250-478-2648

PARKSVILLE: 3 Bdrm, recently reno’d, 1/4 acre lot close to all amenities. Likely the nicest home in price range! 250-947-9959. To view go to www.propertyguys.com/42584

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES 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!

Call: 1-250-616-9053

QUALICUM BEACH- 1 bdrm, furnished suite, bright, waterfront. Avail now. NS/NP. $825 inclds utils/internet. Call 250757-8682 or 250-752-9252. QUALICUM BEACH: 2 bdrm apt, F/S, NO PETS NO SMOKING. $650. 250-7529833 ask for Sian. Avail Oct 1. QUALICUM BEACH- waterfront condo. 2 bdrms, 2 bath, W/D, secure parking. Adult oriented building, non smoking no pets. $1150/mo. Call 250752-5021 or 250-954-5021. Available Sept. 1st.

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

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL RETAIL/OFFICE- 530sq ft, 130 W 2nd Ave, Heard Centre, Qualicum Beach. $12sq ft+ triple net. Parking access doors front & rear. Available Nov 1 or sooner. Call (250)752-9892.

COTTAGES

www.webuyhomesbc.com CREEKFRONT 2.5 acres in Englishman River Estates, Errington. Total 3000 sq ft, 3 bdrm, 4 bath near-new home including private suite. $449,900. Courtesy to realtors. Call 250-586-8444. For details: http://members.shaw.ca/ forsale_1580benzon/index.html

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 255 HIRST Ave2 bdrms, $900. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 297 HIRST Ave- 2 bdrm + den 2 bath, $1150 or $1350. Furnished. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

Available Oct 1 IMMEDIATE POSSESSION Well maintained, +/- 1200 sq ft. Rancher, 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, close to schools & shopping. Reasonable offers considered $280,000 Call 250-240-8558 Parksville, 681 Blenkin Ave. LONG LAKE CONDO Great location 2bdrm, 2bath, 1400sq.ft., in-suite lndry, brkfst nook, new appli’s, walk-in closets, nice deck. $275,000. (250)585-2289

Parksville 2 hectacres with 3 bdrm modular. Mins. from town. Lots of water, trees & lawn. Reduced to $450,000.00 Drive by 1304 Coldwater Rd. If interested call 250-228-7162

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STORAGE

QUALICUM BAY, 1 bdrm cottage, 800 sq ft, $700 mo, priv setting, all utils incl’d except heat, N/S, pets neg with dep. Avail immed. (250)240-2335. QUALICUM BEACH: 1&2 bdrm fully furnished cabins/townhouses for rent $800$950/mo. incl. ALL util. @ Riverside Resort. 400 yrds to beach. No smoking. Pets OK. 1/2 mo. deposit required. 250752-9544; drop in to view daily at 3506 West Island Hwy. www.MyRiversideResort.com

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

please refer to our website: www.parksvillerealestate.com to view our rental properties QB 1 bed suite. $725/month. private entrance. incs hydro, heat and internet. unfurnished but can be furnished for $50/month. Recently renovated. 250-927-8852 Q.B. BRIGHT furn 3 bdrm rancher, nr beach, $1250+ util’s. NS/NP (604)240-1069. QUALICUM BEACH, 1 bdrm + sunroom on half acre, 4 appls, N/P, N/S, ref’s req’d. Avail Nov. 1, $800 mo. Call (250)752-0126. QUALICUM BEACH, 2 bdrm house, 162 Fern Rd. W, 5appls, ďŹ replace, garden, fruit trees, 1 min walk to downtown, N/P, ref’s req’d, $1000 mo. Avail Oct. 1. (250)752-9591. QUALICUM BEACH: Little Qualicum River Village. 3 bdrms, 3 bath, new house w/ loft, propane F/P, garage, N/S, small pet ok, $1100 mo + utils. Avail Oct 15. Call Tracey, 250752-5505. QUALICUM BEACH Rancher, walk to town & beach, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, double garage in NEW condition, $1350/mo utils extra. Avail Oct. 1st. Call 250752-4842. QUALICUM BEACH recently renovated 3 bdrm house, 1.5 bath, all appl’s, NS/NP near town, ref’s req’d, avail Nov. 1, $1100/mo. 250-240-8644 or 250-240-2730.

EMERALD ESTATES (Parksville) 50+ SENIORS INDEPENDENT SUPPORTIVE LIVING. 1 & 2 bdrm patio suites. Walk to beach, shops, etc. Housekeeping incl’d. Meals optional. Oct 1st. $1250$1650. 250-468-1465 or

LOVE YOUR PETS!! Prof., clean, reliable, n/s, n/d, woman avail to house sit in Qualicum area Nov-Apr 2013. Exp. & ref’s avail. 250-752-5842

RENT YOUR HOME! Owner & Tenant Management Services Nanoose to Bowser

MOBILE HOMES & PADS

View current rentals On our website: www.remax-ďŹ rst-bc.ca

skylarkcarriagehomes@gmail.com

2 BEDROOM 2 bathroom mobile with fully fenced yard and large deck situated in a small quiet park in Coombs. Washer, dryer and dishwasher included. Small pets welcome at landlords discretion. $800 a month plus utilities. 250-9270296

PARKSVILLE. 930 sq.ft. ground level 2 bdrm condo. Insuite laundry, H/W oors, W/D, D/W, gas F/P, parking, NS/NP. Avail. now. $950 p/mo. Lease, ref’s req’d. 250-947-5151.

PARKSVILLE APT- 2 bdrms, top oor in quiet 4-plex, F/S, D/W, free laundry. $850. Avail Oct. or Nov. 1. 250-954-7435. PARKSVILLERENO’D 2 bdrm apt, free storage & parking, quiet bldg, heat/hot water incld. Available Oct 1. $800. Call 250-248-3350. QUALICUM- 1 BDRM apartments, $475. NS/NP. Please phone 250-248-4656.

STORAGE

RV & Boat Winter Storage Special $ 50 per month Pay 6 months get 2 months FREE any length to 40ft.

A-1 Boat & RV Storage 250.716.6797 or 250.716.6796

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HOMES FOR RENT BOWSER, 3 bdrm, .6 acre, 5 min. walk to ocean, recently renovated, 1700 sq ft. Shop & greenhouse, quiet area. $1100 + util. 250-927-2157

250-248-1071 1-888-243-1071 propmgmt@remax-ďŹ rstbc.ca Ron Limer Managing Broker Val Lambert Property Manager 21 - 826 W. Island Hwy Parksville, B.C., V9P 2B7

The Kerr Group Management Parksville: 2 bdrm, 2 bath bungalow. All hrdwd rs, nice view of pond off deck. N/S. Avail. Oct. 1st. $1250/mo Call (250)586-1100

COLUMBIA BEACH, 3 bdrm, 2 bath Rancher, large yard w/ deck and shed, 5 appls, double garage & RV prkg, N/S, pets neg, avail Nov. 1. $1250 mo + utils. Call 250-752-8164. FRENCH CREEK, 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, w/solarium/gym, fully fenced, wood stove, 6 appl’s, lots of parking on sml acreage. $1200 + util. 250-914-3257 FRENCH CREEK, Newer 3 bdrm, 2 bath, rancher. Granite, hardwood. $1600/mo. 250-738-0595 OCEANFRONT, DEEP Bay. 3-bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appl’s. N/S. $1000./mo. (778) 241-5253. OCEAN FRONT Q.B. furn. immaculate 4 bdrm. $1600+ util’s. NS/NP (604)240-1069. PARKSVILLE. 3-BDRM, 2 bath Rancher. 5 appl’s, carport, fenced backyard, woodstove. Walk to Wembley Mall. NS/NP. $1300 + utils. Ref’s req’d. Oct. 1. (250)752-9807. PARKSVILLE: 3 bdrm rancher, mountain view, 1.5 bath, dbl garage, RV parking, F/S, W/D, gas FP, NS, NP, $1350. Avail Nov. 1st. (403)278-6857

SPORTS & IMPORTS

Retail / Professional Location for Lease in Qualicum Beach. 854 sq.ft. good exposure on Beach Road.

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 last 5,000k. Regular service; excellent condition. $9,990. (250)729-4948

PARKSVILLE: RV site avail. yr round on acreage. Located on Martindale Rd. $400/mo. + metered hydro. Quiet country style living, lots of parking, storage shed avail. on site. Phone Dan at 250-248-0080. QUALICUM BAY: On acreage private, sat TV, $400. incl. Lot’s of space. (250)937-1555. QUALICUM BEACH. Long term RV site, $375/mo. (excl. hydro, cable). 250-752-9544. Riverside Resort.

Wendy Hofforth, Property Manager Rental Properties Nanoose Bay/Parksville/ Qualicum Beach For current rentals please check my website: www.vanislandrealty.com 124 Craig St., P.O. Box 460 Parksville, B.C. V9P 2G6 Toll Free: 1-866-386-2735 e-mail: cbpropertymanage ment@shaw.ca WHISKEY CREEK, charming fully furnished 2 bdrm home. Avail Oct 31-Apr 31’13. 5 appls, propane f/p, n/s, small pet OK. Most util incl. $950./mo. 250-752-9495

OFFICE/RETAIL 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 250-248-3655.

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2001 JAGUAR XJ8 Black leather interior and black exterior. 153,975 km, $10,000. Call 250-586-3380

SEASONAL ACCOMMODATION NANOOSE WATERFRONT home - furnished, 6 appls, hot tub, F/P, NP/NS. Now to April 30th, 2013. $1200.+ oil & hydro. Refs req’d. 604-985-2420

2002 MERCEDES E320 Loaded, immaculate, all leather. Silver on Gray. $129,000 km’s. Original owner. $12,500. Call 250-594-0012.

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

CARS

2004 NISSAN Quest, 57,000 km, immaculate condition. Dark grey colour. $10,000 ďŹ rm. Call (250)752-4442.

DOUBLE CAR Garage (22’x21’) for $200/m. Call 905335-2378 www.georiabeachhouse.ca SHIPPING CONTAINERS 20’ or 40’. Buy or Rent. Safe and secure. Easymove Container Services. Serving Vancouver Island. 1-(888)331-3279

1992 CAMRY V6 LE Fully loaded, sunroof, very clean. Champagne colour. 227,500 km. Asking $1500. Call 250-951-1567.

SUITES, LOWER PARKSVILLE (SANDPIPER) clean 1 bdrm entry level, 6 appls, shower. Nov 15. Heat, light, Starchoice, some furn, shed, freezer. $800./mo N/S, Quiet. Call: 250-738-0092. PARKSVILLE, 1 bdrm lower, $500 mo, avail Oct. 1st. Call (250)951-9207.

HOUSESITTING

COOMBS, 2 bdrm, newly renovated, on private prop. f/s, w/d, oil heat, n/s, n/dogs. Ref’s $700/mo. + util. 250-248-9579

AUTO FINANCING Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

RV PADS

QUALICUM: COZY, clean 2bdrm suite in duplex, minutes from Qualicum Beach. Country setting, N/P, $750/mo. utils not included. Avail now. Call (250)752-6098, (250)954-8847

OCEAN SANDS RESORT on Rathtrevor Beach. Fully furnished 2 bdrm condos includes utilities, cable, phone & internet. Units available starting Sept 1. $1100/mo. Call (250)954-0662.

TRANSPORTATION

Phone 250 248 6504

Beautifully renovated 1 bedroom condos. 2nd oor with balcony and covered parking. Gated & quiet setting next to Heritage Forest. Walk to QB Village. Small pets ok. To view: 250-752-5233.

PARKSVILLE, Brand new luxury apartments on Weld St. 6 stainless steel appliances, granite c/tops, some with ocean view, centrally located, small pets ok, N/S bldg. Avail Immed. Call 250-468-9811 QUALICUM BEACH $295,000 1512 sq/ft., 2 bdrm, 2 bath + den, 5 yr old modular home situated on own land in Coop Park. Lots of parking. Will trade for rancher in Nanaimo or Oceanside. 250-738-0248

PARKSVILLE, 3 bdrm townhouse, Cedar Village on CorďŹ eld. Avail Oct 1. $1100/mo. 250-954-2327

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Kondors own first regular game Game was close in first half before Kondors blew it open the second half JAMES CL ARKE

singles from  Darien Atkinson,  Luigi Trozzo,  Ben Robson,  Stefanek, and  Santiago Bouyra.

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Kwalikum Secondary Schools senior boys soccer team got the ball rolling on its AA regular season Tuesday with a rough and tumble 9-nil lambasting of the NDSS Islanders. All Kondors from start to finish, KSS dominated the first half but were only rewarded with one goal — a knuckleballer from 30 yards out off the foot of Shane Gayton that handcuffed the NDSS keeper and looked to have irritated the opposition. “It was nasty,” KSS head coach Butch Gayton said after the match, confirming what everyone in attendance saw: “There was a lot of dirty stuff going on and I’m not sure why, but there seemed to be an overabundance of international players with attitude.  They  came out playing the body — some terrible checks from behind,” he said, adding “we weren’t just going to lie down ...we certainly ramped up our game. We just decided we were going to move a lot quicker and move the ball before they got a chance to tackle.” If the game was close in the opening half the Kondors blew it wide open in the second scoring early and often. The nine goals, said Gayton, “is the most goals I can remember the Kondors scoring in a game,” adding “although the tone of the game was disappointing, I was glad that we rallied under such adverse playing conditions.” There were two yellow cards handed out to NDSS, but there certainly could have been more. “You’re lucky you weren’t given a red card for that,” the NDSS coach was overheard saying to one of his players after a particularly flagrant foul on the sideline that looked more like a hockey check and

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FLYING THROUGH THE AIR but no worse for wear after this hockey-esque check from an Islander was the Kondors’ Evan Stefanek. 

which sent Kwalikum’s Evan Stefanek soaring through the air with the greatest of ease (he shook it off and got right back up).  “There was a lot of dirty stuff going on  KSS keeper Mitchell Sudyko wasn’t tested much but he did run well out of his crease to break up a breakaway late in the

first half (it was the ‘Isles first foray into the Kwalikum end) to keep it 1-0. “That was an important stop — the whole tone of the game would have changed had they scored.”  Rounding out the onslaught for KSS was Igor Damosceno with the hat trick, and

IN JR. BOYS soccer action Both Oceanside teams won their regular season home openers Tuesday afternoon.  Kwalikum ran to a 7-2 romp over their counterparts from NDSS, and Ballenas beat Wellington 6-buz. In QB, the Kondors turned in “their best outing of the year by far,” said Gayton, who is helping out head coach and former Ballenas standout Ali Bach who went on to be an All-Canadian on the UVic women’s team. “They controlled the game from beginning to end.” Jacob Watson and Blair Stewart led the Kondors’ scoring with two goals apiece, and  Josh Jai,  Daniel Doukakis, and  Max Kutzinski chipped in with singles. Meanwhile down the road at BSS, the Whaler boys looked strong as well in their shutout over the Wildcats. The Whalers led that one 3-0 at the half — Ian Whibley paced the  blue and white with a hat trick, and  Luiz Fernando, Marcus Miller and Chase Van Dyk added singles.  Spencer Land minded the twine in the opening half, and Krystian Watts the second. “We played very well — a good start for our guys,” said Whalers’ head coach Larry Stefanek. GAMES ON The Sr. Boys are in Campbell River this weekend for a big tournament against some tough competition. Both KSS teams are back home next week — the seniors play Tuesday and the Jr’s Wednesday. Ballenas’ Jr. Boys are in Nanaimo next Wednesday against the Dover Bay Dolphins.

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The Parksville-Qualicum Constituency Association will be holding a Salmon BBQ on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 2600 Powder Point Road, Nanoose Bay from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Come and meet Al Siebring, our new Party President; Dr. David Coupland, nominee for Parksville-Qualicum Constituency in the forthcoming provincial election, and the Constituency Association Board Members. Adults: $15.00 Children (12 and under): $15 Granchildren: Free Tickets are available at the BBQ Everyone Welcome - Rain or Shine


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PEEWEE FOOTBALL

Locals earn sweep in home debut Two local teams take hard fought wins against Nanaimo and Campbell River JAMES CL ARKE

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Oceanside’s two youth football teams came to play in their regular season home openers up at Springwood Park last Sunday, as they swept their double header against the

Comox Valley Raiders. In the early game the Oceanside Peewee Lions turned in a great effort to extend their unbeaten streak. The local squad of 8-11 year olds went into their home opener un-

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beaten at 3-0 with road wins over the Nanaimo Outlaws, Campbell River Eagles and Ladysmith Steelers. “Basically a good hard effort from all our kids, and a lot of our first year kids came up big, which was nice to see,”  coach  Harold Barker said of the local squad of 8-11 year olds. In game two, Oceanside’s Jr. Bantam Titans rolled over their Raider counterparts 31-0 to up their regular season record to 3-0-1. The Titans opened their season with a 3512 win over Fairview Cowboys in Nanaimo and tied the Campbell River Eagles 14-14 in CR. According to Titans coach Brad Burns there are 10 returning players from last year’s team that went undefeated at 8-0.

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ON THE PROWL Oceanside Peewee Lion Adrian Friesen feasted on Raider ball carriers Sunday with tackles like this one that prevented what looked to be a sure first down.

On Sunday, Oceanside’s Evan Penzel returned the opening kickoff for his first of three touchdowns on the day. The Titans took a 19-0 lead into the half — Ben Robinson and Clayton Hurst scored the other two

TDs. “We played well — it was a real good team win,” Burns said of Sunday’s victory, adding quite a few of the players on the team of 12 and 13 year olds “are on the other side of the fence from a few years

ago when they were always losing, so they’re enjoying themselves.” Both teams compete in the Mid Island Cooperative Football League. GAMES ON The Lions and Ti-

tans are in Nanaimo this Sunday for a double-header against the Barsby Bulldogs. Both JB teams are currently undefeated “but we beat them twice last year, so it’s game on,” said coach Burns.

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Health Matters

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a difficult condition to treat because it is not well understood. Symptoms vary considerably from diarrhea to constipation to painful cramps to bloating. Now, a European study is supporting the Darcy Pharmacist theory that an overgrowth of gut bacteria is at the root of this condition. This clearer understanding of the cause can help lead to more effective treatments aimed at curing rather than ameliorating. Anyone who has ever had a colonoscopy will appreciate some new technology being developed. The new “virtual colonoscopy” uses a CT scanner and eliminates the need for probes and laxative solutions. This method of screening is not as effective in catching the smallest polyps, but these are less likely to cause cancer. In fact, it may reduce the rate of cancers missed due to people avoiding the standard colonoscopy procedure. Gas, bloating, cramps – so many causes but here’s one you may not have considered. It is possible to drink too much water, especially with a meal. The water can dilute the stomach acids, making them less effective at digestion and causing gas. Other causes: eating too quickly, carbonated beverages, gulping foods. Try drinking water an hour before eating and consider taking probiotics to aid your digestion processes. Many minor, everyday health problems may not be life-threatening, but still affect quality of life. Our pharmacists have tips to help you manage better.

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The Shady Rest O45 soccer side rolled out its second straight win to start the season on Sunday with a resounding 4-buz blanking of Nanaimo. According to longtime Shady Jim Cameron, keeper Ian Miller earned the shutout “with a commanding performance,” that saw him make two clutch saves early in the game and control the penalty area on Nanaimo’s corner kicks. Played out at QB Rec Fields under ideal fall conditions, Terry ‘bomber’ Brown started the Shady onslaught 20 minutes in when he converted on a great  through ball from Jim Mitchel, and 10 minutes later Brown fed Eric Duivenwoorde who

buried a low shot to the corner for a 2-nil Shady lead which is how it stood at the half. Dubbed ‘the flying Dutchman,’ by his teammates,  Duivenwoord,  said Cameron, “caused constant problems for the Nanaimo defence with his speed down the wing.” The Shadies picked up where they left off in the second half, carrying the action to a tiring Nanaimo side.    Duivenwoorde gained an assist when he turned a cross from Aaron Collery into the path of Russ Hannay, who scored from the top of the 18 to up the lead to 3-0. Brown nailed down the win in the dying minutes of the match thanks to some

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great work by the midfield with his second goal of the day and third of the season. According to Cameron, the Shadies back line, marshalled by Kevin Newton and supported by Brown, Mark Davies and Rav Mirabeer, “was outstanding, controlling the game from the back and shutting down the dangerous Nanaimo strikers.” Newton was the man of the match for Shady Rest. GAMES ON  The 045 Shadies travel to Courtenay in two weeks, while the 035s and the elder statesmen, the 055s, are both home at QB Rec Fields this Sunday at high noon.

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Oceanside’s first ladies of soccer scored early and often on Sunday as they shelled the Nanaimo Wheaty’s 9-nil in Mid Island Women’s Soccer League action. Played out under warm sunny skies at QB Rec Fields,   the locals came to play and looked downright impressive in their regular season home opener. Centre midfielder Chrissy ‘the Croatian sensation’ Klemencic opened the scoring eight minutes when she hammered one home from in close, then struck again about 15 minutes later. Rebecca Collins upped it to 3-0 not long after that, which is how it stood at the half. “We had plenty of opportunities in the first half,” OU coach Dan Mahony said after the game, explaining how the Wheaty’s game plan had them clogging up the front of the net, mak-

Notice of Public Hearing Concerning an Amendment to a Liquor Primary Licence PL2012-101 - Rocking Horse Pub Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held with regard to a Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB) application to amend the existing Liquor Primary License located at 2038 Rocking Horse Place in Electoral Area ‘E’ and legally described as Lot A, District Lot 39, Nanoose District, Plan VIP55692 (see map below for location). AT: Nanoose Library Hall, 2489 Nanoose Road ON: Thursday, October 4, 2012 TIME: 7:00 pm The applicant is requesting to amend the liquor primary licence to increase the patio occupancy load from 20 patrons to 38 patrons to comply with the LCLB liquor regulations. The Rocking Horse Pub has a seating capacity of 38 patrons on the patio although the current Liquor Primary License permits 20 patrons. No external changes are proposed for the patio and no changes are proposed for the occupancy load inside the pub. The purpose of this Public Hearing is to receive comments concerning the amendment to the liquor licence. This application to amend the existing Liquor Primary Licence for the Rocking Horse Pub and other relevant documentation and information may be viewed until Thursday, October 4, 2012 at the offices of the Regional District of Nanaimo at 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, B.C. on any regular business day between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, with extended business hours on Wednesdays from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, excluding public holidays. All persons who consider their interests to be affected shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard in person, by a representative or by written submission on all matters related to the proposed license amendment, to be held at the above noted time and place. For more information on this application, please contact the RDN Planning Department Phone: 250-390-6510 or 250-954-3798 or toll free in BC 1-877-607-4111 Fax: 250-390-7511 Email: planning@rdn.bc.ca Address: 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6N2

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THE CROATIAN SENSATION Oceanside United centre-mid Chrissy Klemencic struck for two goals and made life miserable for the Wheaty’s in MIWSL action last Sunday.

ing it tough on Oceanside to get their shots through, “so at half time we had to change our tactics slightly.” That they did, as they scored six more. Collins added another, and Sue Maltby, Shanna Nickolet, Shelly Terpstra, Angelina Gastaldello and Biff Edwards all added singles.  “The fact that seven different players scored in the game was primarily due to the unselfish-

ness of our forwards who were able to draw their goalie and defenders to the side and then pass back to our midfielders who had better (shot options),” said Mahony. Oceanside keeper Pam Richer, who has been lights out so far this season, had a relatively easy day at the soccer office. “We’ve always played fairly well defensively,” Mahony said of his

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squad, which plays at a Div. 1 level, “but we have to be able to up our ability to score goals in order to challenge the really good teams, so I’m hoping (Sunday’s game) will help the team.” The win ups OU’s regular season record to 2-0 and has them in the thick of things for top spot in the nine-team MIWSL. Port Alberni United, one of the teams that have made it clear they intend on taking a run at the five-time defending league champions from Oceanside this year, is currently sitting first in the standings at 3-0, with the Courtenay Kickers, Campbell River Outlaws and Nanaimo United all right in there at 2-1. GAME ON OU is on the road this Sunday in Campbell River to take on the Bandits who will be gunning for their first win.

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$9,358

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$9,995

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$12,995

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$18,995

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#12234A

$7,169

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$8,995

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$19,999

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