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QUALICUM BEACH TOWN COUNCIL

No decision yet on QB fire hall One resident suggests eliminating tax-exempt status for community organizations will help JOHN HARDING editor@pqbnews.com

Tough decisions remain for Qualicum Beach town council as it tries to decide how to spend $1.8 million for capital projects in 2013. Staff put forward its priorities and a couple of residents gave their input at council’s regular meeting Monday night. It’s part of a financial-plan-approval process that has included some heated debate at a recent committee of the whole, and some pointed comments from a couple of residents Monday night. The process may end this fall with the adoption of the financial plan and 2013 budget. Or perhaps not until until Spring 2013. It may mean a new fire hall for Qualicum Beach, extensive Memorial Avenue improvements, a new boat ramp and more. Or none of the above. Clearly it’s a moving target, and resident Deborah McKinley urged council to take aim outside the box by cancelling the tax-exempt status 23 separate organizations in town, like churches, museums, golf clubs, service clubs, TOSH and others. See EVERY WEED, page A5

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Fishing gear damaged diffuser off French Creek NEIL HORNER news@pqbnews.com

The Regional District of Nanaimo has no plans to redesign their sewage diffuser in French Creek to allow fishing nets to slide over it, despite a tab of over $600,000 to fix the current unit, which was damaged after becoming tangled in a fisherman’s gear. The outfall is a 599mm high-density polyethylene pipe which stretches approximately two kilometres offshore from the French Creek Pollution Control Centre. At the end of the pipe is a 78-metre long steel diffuser. This diffuser was damaged some time prior to a video inspection done in 2007. See MINISTRY, page A6

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MO MONTH AHEAD: Morgan Ray, owner of Mo’s Minis Bakery in Qualicum Beach, shows off one of her mo-staches. The chocolate candy mustaches have been created for Movember, raising money for prostate cancer research. A dollar from each chocolate Mo sold will be donated to fundraising efforts, and the bakery has launched a Canada-wide fundraising campaign, selling the ‘staches by the case. For more information, call 250-752-6405.

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Senior succumbs to injuries from accident The 88-year-old Parksville man who was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street last week has died of his injuries. Oceanside RCMP Corporal Jesse Foreman said the man died while in the intensive care unit at Victoria General Hospital. The accident took place last Wednesday evening when a 63-year-old driver of a pickup truck was attempting to turn left from Highway 19A onto Bagshaw Street in Parksville. The victim was in the crosswalk at the time of the crash. Although Foreman had noted earlier that the sun, which was low in the sky at the time, was a significant factor and neither alcohol nor speed are believed to have been a factor, he said the outcome of the Oceanside RCMP investigation is still pending. Out of respect for the family, no names will be released.

A car cruise to say farewell to Gary Hopkins A memorial classic car cruise is planned for this Saturday, Oct. 6 in Qualicum Beach in memory of Gary Hopkins. Hopkins, the owner of Gary’s Bistro, was instrumental in the growth of the annual Show and Shine in Qualicum Beach. He died Sept. 27. The cruise Saturday will begin at 11:45 a.m. starting between Fourth Avenue and the roundabout, and head down Memorial Ave to Second Avenue, past Gary’s Bistro and on to the Civic Centre. A Celebration of Gary’s Life will begin at the Civic Centre, at 747 Jones Street, at 1 p.m.

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When the names of Constable Blake Manchur and Corporal Paul Voisine were called to receive two coveted awards at a special ceremony in the Nanaimo Legion Wednesday, it was Manchur and members of Voisine’s family who accepted the honours. The two RCMP officers from the Oceanside detachment were named as recipients of the Commanding Officer’s Commendation and St. John’s Lifesaving Award. Corporal Voisine was not able to accept his medal as he died in the summer of 2011 in a tragic scuba diving incident in Nanaimo. In a moving moment, his wife, daughter and grandchildren accepted on his behalf. The award came as a result of the two officers’ actions on Jan. 20, 2010, when they attended a disturbance call and found a local man in full cardiac and respiratory arrest.

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The RCMP officers quickly began CPR and continued for several minutes until members from BC Ambulance could attend and take over. The officers were credited with saving the young man’s life. The two weren’t the only local RCMP officers honoured at the event. Oceanside RCMP Staff Sergeant Brian Hunter, Cst. Jason Racz, Cst. Trevor Shields and Cst. Lorant Hegedus received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. The Queen’s Jubilee marks the 60th anniversary of her accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. To celebrate Her Majesty’s 60 years of service to Canadians, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal was created as a visible and tangible way to recognize outstanding Canadians from all walks of life. As well, Sgt. Darrell Robertson received a long service medal to celebrate his more than 30 years of service and good conduct within the ranks of the RCMP.

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The developers of the College Heights site in Qualicum Beach have a new development permit that allows them to increase building heights while staying within the community’s restrictions. The owners of the heritage site, Ainsley Foster and PR Pomeroy Restoration and Construction can now avoid costly excavation procedures for the three luxury condo buildings they plan to construct to add to the heritage building currently on site. On Monday night, town council passed an

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amendment to the original development permit, with only Mayor Teunis Westbroek opposed. The mayor said he has “never been in favour of this project.” The owners plan a total 40 units in the four buildings, ranging in size from 1,1001,900 square feet and in price from $449,000$949,000. A town source has confirmed neighbouring residents have initiated legal action against the project, but that same source did not want to comment on the status of that action or how it might affect the progress of the development. Foster and PR Pomeroy owner Dean Pomeroy were unavailable for comment by deadline. The site and the her-

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itage building has quite a colourful history. According to the project website (qualicumcollegeheights.ca) Robert Ivan Knight built the Qualicum College Boys School in 1935. “The schoolmaster soon endeared himself to the community of Qualicum Beach and became not only a pillar, but an influence,” reads the website. “The formal Tudor walls of the col-

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UFO sighting at Nanoose Bay Strange, brightly lit object near Schooner Cove NEIL HORNER

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Vancouver Island continues to be a hot spot for sightings of unidentified flying objects, says a Houston, B.C.-based researcher. “There were a lot of sighting reports from Vancouver Island,” said Brian Vike, who runs the UFO research website The Vike Factor. “I don’t think it would take a lot more reports to have that area in the top 10 at year’s end.” Last year, he said, there were 1,000 reported sightings of unidentified flying objects in all of Canada, but this year he has posted 799 himself — and he has more than 200 more reports sitting in his mail in-box after being away for a month. “That is phenomenal. The most I’ve ever got was 400 for a whole year,” he said. “This is a huge, huge spike.” One of the most recent sightings, he said, came from Nanoose Bay. The report described the passing of a strange, brightly lit object near the Schooner Cove Marina. “I was standing out on my upper deck in the dark to cool off at about 9:45 p.m. on Aug. 18, when an extremely large, low-flying object appeared just over the tree line from the west,” the report said. “It moved eastward at a very slow rate of speed. It was square in shape flying on a diagonal with brilliant bright white, red, green and blue lights underneath. It had white strobing lights running from the middle to the back end which clearly outlined it’s square shape — as opposed to an airplane with wings.” The object moved in complete silence until it disappeared from view behind the trees to the east. “I quickly ran down the road to where there is an unobstructed view eastward across the open ocean towards Vancouver where I expected to still see it flying, but it was nowhere in sight and had disappeared.” As a policy, Vike does not release the names of the people who report to him. The sighting, Vike said, was an odd one. “The weird thing is the shape,” he said. “It is pretty strange. The lights sound like navigation lights, but he couldn’t see any wings on that thing and I don’t know of too many square airplanes. It’s a really weird kind of beast.” Another strange sighting was reported the following morning over south Nanaimo. “I got a call from my boyfriend at 9:45 a.m. to say he had just seen a UFO by the Country Club,” the report said. “It was as bright as a street light. So I went outside of my house and looked up and saw one light that was much farther away than what he saw, six zagging back and forth towards the ocean.” The light faded and disappeared, only to be followed by another that looked exactly the same, zig-zagging towards Port Place Mall, before disappearing. Skywatchers got an eyeful on Aug. 12 as well, when a Courtenay resident reported seeing something odd in the night sky. “I noticed the light on Monday … around 10 p.m. It was moving slowly, in an eastern trajectory. It was much brighter and larger than any other star in the sky. I only noticed when I noticed my neighbours outside, pointing up at it. The object went straight over my house and towards the local airforce base.”

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MINOR INJURIES: One woman suffered minor injuries on Tuesday when two vehicles collided just after 3 p.m. at the access to Highway 19 from Highway 4 in Qualicum Beach. Highway traffic was briefly interrupted as crews worked to clean up the aftermath.

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Small-lot subdivison nears approval Plan is for 25 single family lots at Despard and Corfield AUREN RUVINSKY

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A small lot subdivision on the corner of Despard Avenue and Corefield Street in Parksville is one step from final approval. Council unanimously passed third reading for official community plan and zoning amendments to create the new “small lot residential” zone to allow 25 single family residential lots of 330-420 sq.m. (3,550-4,520 sq.ft.). People were generally supportive of the proposal at a Sept. 17 public hearing, agreeing with

the developer’s suggestion that it would help the city’s goal of densification and provide more affordable properties to help attract and keep younger families. Like other proposals at the same meeting, the biggest concern was about increased traffic, with several neighbours saying that Despard is already a busy, dangerous road where people speed and don’t stop at the stop signs. Coun. Bill Neufeld said he was uncomfortable with the

proponents’ suggestion that the houses could be built incrementally, including renovations to increase their size later. The lots are under the 560 square-metre minimum for a secondary suite, but they have the same 7.5 m height limit as all residential lots which would allow a second storey. Director of community planning Blaine Russell explained that any expansions would still have to be within the setbacks and requirements of the zoning.

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McKinley suggested collecting taxes from these organizations for the next three years would allow the city to collect $815,000 more in taxes. “That’s approximately one-quarter (the cost) of the new fire hall,” she said, adding that many of these “competent entities” have “enviable financial statements.” McKinley cited safety concerns, especially as they relate to the earthquake-readiness of the existing facility,

as her main motivation to get this fire hall project happening right away. “When the big one happens, I would like to think the fire department will be fully functional and not immobilized by a building that comes crashing down,” she said. Another resident, former Mayor Art Skipsey, told council he sees “no signs of restraint” in the way the town currently spends tax dollars.

“Every weed picker has his own truck,” said Skipsey. Town council took it all in without comment. The town’s financial administrator, John Marsh, presented staff’s capital-purchase priorities for 2013, which totalled about $800,000 and included culvert relining on Yambury Road, other sewage/drainage work and rebuilding the town’s boat ramp, which Marsh said is “beyond repair.”

Coun. Bill Luchtmeijer said he didn’t believe the timing was right to approve any work on the boat ramp. “That needs to be put on the back burner until we decide what we’re doing with the waterfront master plan,: he said. Council gave the bylaw related to the financial plan second reading, and it’s expected the plan and further discussion about priorities and the fire hall will be part of council’s next regular meeting Oct. 22.

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The video showed that a commercial fishing net was wrapped around the end of the diffuser and the connection between the diffuser and outfall flange had been damaged. In addition, it appeared that some of the diffuser ports appeared to be plugged. The RDN was ordered by the Ministry of Environment to repair the damage in 2010. A study of exactly what was needed to comply with the order was undertaken in 2011 and the job was tendered over July and August of this year. Two bids were received, one from Can-Dive Construction Ltd. for $645,900 and another from Vancouver Pile Driving Ltd. for $673,500. In a report tabled at Tuesday night’s RDN board meeting, wastewater services manager Sean De Pol noted the Can-Dive bid included a list of variations to the proposal which allowed a reduction of $105,600 in the price. Can-Dive got the contract. General manager Paul Thorkelson replied that the incident was highly unusual and there were no plans to modify the design. “This is rather unusual,� he said. “You generally don’t see this type of damage at the end of outfalls.�

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student achievements first and foremost, and if there are improvements, no matter if it’s one child or 10 children, if there’s improvements we can do to make sure children are getting the optimum classes they selected, then it behooves us to look into that.� Director of instruction Gillian Wilson agreed that she didn’t understand what was being asked, whether it had to do with timing or scheduling. Trustee Kershaw said an informal meeting during the first few days back at school brought to light that some students didn’t have complete time tables and some had a repeat course put on their schedules by the computer, and then couldn’t get their desired courses. Trustee Barry Kurland said he wasn’t supporting the motion because although the motion was well intended it didn’t ask for the right stuff. He said the counsellors and administration staff realize the issues because they deal with it every year and questioned what trustees would do with the review.


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DOWNTOWN GREEN: Parksville Home Hardware was recently selected as a recipient of a Home Hardware corporate grant to purchase trees for our community. The final tree to be planted was a Bruns Serbian Spruce that will serve as a celebration tree for downtown and be lit during the holiday season and at other special times. On hand for the tree planting ceremony at Craig Street and the Island Highway on Wednesday were, from left, Brian Fisher (Tree Canada Foundation), Michelle Jones (president, Parksville Downtown Business Association), Peter Crawshaw (City of Parksville), Carol and Bill Ormiston (owners, Parksville Home Hardware) and Chris Mohr (Parksville Home Hardware).

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Scott Tanner says it’s a pig, but it looks like it’s a pig he will soon have to accept as law. Qualicum Beach town council gave three readings Monday night to a bylaw that made subtle changes to the original bylaw that reduces development cost charges (DCCs) for those who want to build in the village neighbourhood. The amendments and the bylaw itself are expected to pass fourth reading and become official town policy at council’s next meeting Oct. 22. The vote Monday night was 3-2 in favour, with Coun. Tanner and Mayor Teunis Westbroek opposed and councillors Dave Willie, Mary Brouilette and Bill Luchtmeijer in favour. Tanner said he believed the changes council voted on Monday night did little to change the bylaw he has opposed from its inception. “You can put lipstick and make-up on a pig but it’s still a pig,� said Tanner. The bylaw will reduce development cost charges anywhere from 30-70 per cent, depending on the number and density of units proposed. The current structure charges developers $8,000-$9,000 for each unit in a complex. Those numbers reflect a unit of typical apartment size, roughly 100 square metres. The vote Monday was on specific changes to the actual DCC-reductions bylaw. The changes basically introduced a tiering system for the DCCs, in relation to density.

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While much of the provincial coverage surrounding the UBCM convention last week centred on the group’s motion to decriminalize marijuana, Qualicum Beach town councillors say they had valuable meetings in regards to municipal issues related to their community. Coun. Dave Willie said he attended a session about Internet voting and also learned more about matching grants for the improvement of bus stops in communities, something he said could benefit Qualicum Beach. “There are some pretty lonely places on Village Way to stand and wait for a bus,” he said at town council’s regular meeting Monday night. Willie seemed to be joking when he made a comment about all the discussion at the conference about the marijuana motion. “I was asking for samples but no samples were available,” he said. Coun. Bill Luchtmeijer also said he attended some valuable sessions. “My only disappointment about being at UBCM was that we weren’t here for the Tour de Rock events,” said Luchtmeijer, referring specifically to the 15 members of town staff who shaved their heads to raise money for cancer research in conjunction with the Tour. “I take my hat off to those who took their hair off.” Mayor Teunis Westbroek reported that he had meetings with ministers in regards to possible funding for Qualicum Beach-specific

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projects, like a comprehensive waterfront plan and something called age-friendly planning. Westbroek also suggested communities are often persistent in their requests to get meetings with provincial cabinet ministers but rarely send words of thanks after those meetings, so he directed staff to send notes of thanks to the ministers he met with at UBCM. Coun. Scott Tanner said he attended sessions about paper and package recycling and the protection of watersheds. He also said he was impressed with new Environment Minister Terry Lake. “I’m very encouraged that we have a minister of environment who really knows his stuff,” said Tanner.

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Much to give thanks for

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e may not have a romantic story about pilgrims, but we have much to be thankful for this holiday weekend. If there is a more beautiful, diverse region in the country, we haven’t seen it. And the extension of the good weather only adds to the enjoyment of our natural surroundings. We have no shortage of active, community-minded volunteers who provide fun, life-enriching opportunities in the fields of arts, culture and sports. Many more do good deeds every day to help the less fortunate and those stricken with disease and other challenges. We have an active, respectful political scene, with enough people to ensure one faction does not rule the day over another. That stated, and in the spirit of transparency, we are thankful for the occasional political loose cannon — who are we to ignore great quotes? We are thankful we live in a free market society that has not, at least yet, turned into a nanny state where the government is expected to take care of everyone from cradle to grave. We are thankful for the largest shellfish industry in North America, the best sandcastle event in the world and the coolest car show this side of Detroit (thank you Gary Hopkins, may you rest in peace). We are thankful Oceanside residents make an effort to shop local and seem to realize the shopkeeper they deal with today could very well be a neighbour, a person who contributes to the tax base and quality of life in our district, and worthy of their support. We are thankful for the water that surrounds us, both fresh and salted, for it gives us life and sustains all creatures who call this area home. We at The NEWS are thankful for our plentiful, interested and intelligent readers who give us support, are always open to help us spread the word, and keep us in check when the need arises. Operating a newspaper with such an engaged readership is a joy. — editorial by John Harding

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Letters WAS JAMES SERIOUS? After reading James Lunney’s diatribe on health care costs and one of his solutions is for a Vitamin D Day, (THE NEWS, Oct. 4) I found it difďŹ cult to not fall out of my chair. We have drug and medical equipment costs soaring through the roof and this is the best he can come up with? There is nothing from the federal government and its health minister to develop a national purchasing plan for drugs and medical supplies. This would reduce costing nationwide by billions of dollars. There is no plan to improve our methodology for minimizing risk from foreign imports of tainted food. Sunlight is the best supplier of vitamin D and it is free. The simple act of children playing outside fulďŹ lls the vitamin D and exercise requirement for good health. It is time we, the public, demand something better than a Vitamin D Day, maybe a government that allows more free votes and less party constraints with consequences should those entrusted to represent us fail to fulďŹ ll their mandate. Maybe, just maybe, I have it all wrong and this Vitamin D Day will give our elected politicians the guts to actually improve our national health costing, get us out of the F-35 ďŹ asco, take care of our fresh water for the future, and even allow the earth to survive in this rush to the bottom line. BOB TRITSCHLER Parksville

UBCM WAS NO JUNKET Unique in Canada, the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) has existed for more than 100 years.

“I was asking for samples, but no samples were available.� COUN. DAVE WILLIE, see story page A9

Its annual convention provides a special forum for local government councillors or directors, MLAs, senior provincial bureaucracy, business leaders and labour representatives to meet in a non-partisan environment available nowhere else in British Columbia. The attendees are all serious about their business and there are dozens of workshops, seminars, consultations, meetings to attend and networkings established. It is hardly a junket — there is no time for fun. As a ďŹ rst time participant, it was all new to me, but I came away with the sense that almost everyone elected at the local government level is serious, dedicated and I was constantly impressed by the depth and perception exhibited in questions and comments. I was constantly thinking: “Why didn’t I think of that?â€? The convention considers and endorses/ rejects resolutions brought by member local governments reecting local problems or needs. The resolutions have no binding effect on any higher level of government. They are expressions of sentiment. The marijuana decriminalization resolution was brought by the community of Metchosin. It elicited considerable debate and a wide range of impacts were raised. Opinion was broadly divided. Most would have preferred that it not have come up. It most certainly was not a publicity stunt as your editor intimated. JULIAN FELL Errington

SOLUTIONS NEEDED Over the summer I have had a few tirades posted on this page that note various curious and strange decisions or directions by those in the political arena, now it is time to propose a few solutions. The revenue issue: if a village or town seems to have surplus revenue (read tax dollars), then we are being over taxed. Return the money and cut the mill rates. As well, the community charter states that a municipality must have a zero balance at years end. Taxpayers do not see the sense or validity in spending the “surplusâ€? on useless projects. Certain capital projects are necessary if growth is projected, and also there is a need for contingency funds for maintenance and repair, but let’s look at the big picture. If the economy is slow, slow down your spending. Small-time government is not in the business of stimulating the economy. And remember, it is not a business, it’s governance, which is leadership and ďŹ scal responsibility. The mayor and councillors are the facilitators with staff being the resource. To the issue of a ďŹ re hall and the bus barn, as there appears to be a concern about earthquakes. I propose that the old bus building be utilized to store some of the ďŹ re apparatus. This will get us a use and provide an option to having all the eggs in one basket. In an earthquake not all the buildings will fall down and the roads and streets might be impassable in front of a single location. I would also suggest a small ďŹ re apparatus storage building at the proposed ďŹ re hall site at the reservoir on Rupert Road. These two facilities would not be staffed. Only used in an emergency, or as the closest responder. ALLAN CLARK Qualicum Beach

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Several months ago, I became aware that the City of Parksville was accepting nominations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal, with a deadline for submission July 13, 2012. The criterion stated that nominees should be exceptional Canadians who, like our Queen, had made longtime contributions to their community. Like many others, I submitted the name of an exceptionally hard working volunteer in Parksville who for many years has enriched the lives of others in our community yet has never been recognized publicly. For her, this would have been a special honor. The recipient was to be chosen by Parksville City Council. This week, I learned than an already medal adorned athlete had received a deserved reception by the city at which time she was presented with a key to the city as well as (afterthought?) the Queen’s Jubilee medal. I certainly agree that we should be proud of her accomplishments on the world stage and that her triumph over adversity is an inspiration. I would, however, like the other worthy nominees to be recognized in some way. BERNICE E. HATHAWAY Parksville

PROBLEMS WITH POLL Re: Poll shows clear support, (THE NEWS, Sept. 28). Really? Having participated in other surveys, I can picture the conversation. Pollster: Do you support a refinery in Kitimat? Responder: Well, it’s certainly better than sending our crude oil somewhere else. Pollster: So, you’re somewhat supportive of the proposal. Responder: I guess. Like the polls THE NEWS conducts every week, this is for entertainment value only. With a 2.62 per cent margin of error only, about 1,400 B.C. residents were canvassed, of which over 300 (22 per cent) weren’t aware of the proposal. Combining the ‘somewhat supportive’ group and the ‘in favour’ group together to obtain the high percentages is the worst form of mathematical dissemination. It’s totally meaningless. What the poll appears to present is that well over half the survey group were undecided. DARREL GIESBRECHT Qualicum Beach

A TAXING CONCERN This might be a bit out of the blue but for some time now I have been wondering why we taxpayers are not allowed to have some say about where our income tax dollars are spent.  Why would it not be possible to divide government spending into four or five rough categories

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and to offer the taxpayer the right to alter the percentage given over to a particular segment of that spending.  For example, if there were five categories of spending the default position would give 20 per cent of your income tax money to each category and one could tick off that option in a check box. But, if you were able to tell the government that you wished your money to go largely to the military, you could write in a larger percentage, perhaps as much as 80 per cent to go to that spending priority. There would have be a default minimum position for each category but by the exercise of choice the taxpayer would be empowered to strongly influence government policy. This kind of control of spending would certainly affect the government’s priorities in a serious way and would better reflect the will of the electorate.  Given the sophistication of today’s computerized tax returns I can see no technical reason for such a tax form to be assembled and presented as I have suggested. BOB PELLOW Parksville

WELL DONE TO COUNCIL Re: City plan ‘flawed,’ Page 1, The NEWS, Sept. 28. The Parksville Resident’s Association is concerned that the environment will get short shrift in the updated OCP. I would be inclined to agree with them except that I don’t believe the decision-makers are going to be able to avoid the results obtained in their recent Ipsos Reid poll of Parksville residents. In that survey, “the vast majority of citizens think it is important for the city to be a leader in protecting the environment, even if doing so increases their municipal taxes. The importance attached to environmental protection is consistent with other survey results showing that the environment is a top priority for citizens.” Bravo, Parksville! And their greatest emphasis was on “preserving and protecting watersheds.” It really doesn’t get any clearer than that. FAYE SMITH Qualicum Beach

KUDOS TO THE NEWS The missing Bonsai Juniper tree from the Knox United Church garden has returned. Its disappearance was indeed a misunderstanding. Many thanks to the PQB News for prompt publication of our letter, providing the information needed to direct the tree home. MARILOU PATERSON Parksville


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‘Hoof. My editor, a great guy named Gord Smedley, was quite happy to let me sleep on his couch Saturday nights and I would often borrow just enough money from him to gas up for the return trip. I got pretty good at estimating the absolute bare minimum amount of gas I could buy while still leaving enough for a cup of coffee or two. Not only did I never lose, but — on two separate occasions — I coasted to a gentle stop right at the gas pump in Fort St. James. Ca-Ching! Impressive I know, and it’s a tale I’ve reveled in many times over the years. It got to be a habit, this gastank roulette, and before I even knew what was happening I was hooked. I need-

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ed that adrenaline hit again and again and again. Life’s not like that of course. Just as with any addiction, that early, ecstatic high is never repeated. Oh I’ve coasted to a gentle stop all right, but never at the gas pump. Not even close. I’m not alone though. There’s at least one other similarly afflicted soul out there. “I lost,� (I’ll call her Bev) said. “I ran out of gas right in the intersection. This car was behind me, so I got out and told the guy he should go around me.� Instead of an angry

huff, squeal of tires and pedal to the metal, the guy opened his door and got out. “I swear, he was the biggest man I’ve ever seen in my life,� she said. “He was huge! His legs were like tree trunks. Enormous! He said he would push my car to the side of the road for me and I thought, why don’t you just pick it up and carry it?� It didn’t hurt of course that he was extremely good looking. And charming. And funny. She accepted his offer of a ride and it wasn’t long before she placed his accent as Kiwi. When Bev asked her roadside rescuer what he did for a living, he replied that he was a member of New Zealand’s national rugby team. The All Blacks. She was saved by a member of the All Blacks. Ca-Ching!

“I couldn’t believe it,â€? she said and laughed. “I guess it really says something about your day when the best part of it involves running out of gas in an intersection.â€? It put my glory story to shame. There’s no way I’ll ever top that payout, no matter how well my luck holds. It won’t change anything though. I’ll still play. After all, I’m an addict — hooked hard — and I know the next time I’m driving I’ll look at my gas gauge and think yeah ‌ I can make it ‌ probably. Don’t worry about it if you see me hiking a can of gas along the side of the highway. It’s entirely my own fault and I deserve what I get. Don’t even bother offering me a ride — unless, say, you are Britney Spears, Christy Clark, or you happen to be Swedish and part of a bikini team.

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Representatives of the 15 community ambassador groups that helped run the Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition this summer received their share of the $44,000 raised from gate donations at a recognition ceremony at Parksville city Hall Thursday. Co-sponsor

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They may not have federal funding anymore, but that doesn’t mean the local chapter of the aid group KAIROS has gone dormant. Far from it, said local spokesperson Hans Kratz. Their activities may have been scaled back, but they’re learning to make do with less. Kratz made the comments as the local KAIROS chapter prepares to host its first regional conference at St. Edmund’s Anglican Church hall in Parksville on Saturday, Oct. 13. The day-long meeting, Kratz said, is expected to attract as many as 50 delegates from both British Columbia and the Yukon. “We are imagining a very different kind of process involving talking circles, which better reflects the way KAIROS is working at the national level when it comes together,” Kratz said. For this reason, the event has been dubbed Circle of Right Relationships. The keynote speaker will be Trish Garner, of the B.C. Poverty Reduction Coalition, who will take to the podium at 1 p.m. “This is the first time we’ve had it here,” Kratz said.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to Section 227 of the Community Charter notice is hereby given the Municipal Council, in accordance to Section 224 of the Community Charter, intends to adopt “Permissive Taxation Exemption Bylaw, 2012, No.1485� to exempt the following lands and improvements from taxation under Section 197(1) (a) [municipal property taxes] of the Community Charter for the year 2013: a)

Roll No. 770.16 - Lot 16, District Lot 4, Nanoose District, Plan VIS2590 - 116 - 425 Stanford Avenue East [Oceanside Cadet Youth Society] Estimated taxes for 2013 - $962.23; 2014 - $991.10; 2015 - $1,020.83

b)

Roll No. 125.200 - Lot 1, District Lot 13, Nanoose District, Plan VIP71491 - 149 Stanford Avenue East [Parksville Lawn Bowling Club] Estimated taxes for 2013 - $7,813.05; 2014 - $8,047.44; 2015 - $8,288.86

c)

Roll No. 144.010 - Lots 29 and 30, District Lot 13, Nanoose District, Plan 1565 - 205 Jensen Avenue East [Parksville Lions Senior Citizen Housing Society] Estimated taxes for 2013 - $19,600.64; 2014 - $20,188.65; 2015 - $20,794.31

d)

Roll No. 158.001 - Lease Area “A� of that Part of the Remainder of Parcel “B� (DD34903-I), District Lot 13, Nanoose District, Plan VIP67307 - 193 Island Highway East [Regional District of Nanaimo Parksville Curling Club] Estimated taxes for 2013 - $17,914.96; 2014 - $18,452.41; 2015 - $19,005.98

e)

Roll No. 158.500 - Lot 1, District Lots 2 and 50, Nanoose District, Plan VIP55660 - 200 Corfield Street North [The Nature Trust of BC] Estimated taxes for 2013 - $34,956.66; 2014 - $36,005.36; 2015 - $37,085.52

f)

Roll No. 180.000 - Lot 17, District Lot 13, Nanoose District, Plan 6836 - 144 Middleton Avenue [Parksville Seniors Activity and Drop In Centre Society] Estimated taxes for 2013 - $4,861.41; 2014 - $5,007.25; 2015 - $5,157.47

g)

Roll No. 204.000 - Lot 41, District Lot 13, Nanoose District, Plan 6836 - 129 Jensen Avenue East [Forward House Community Society] Estimated taxes for 2013 - $1,173.79; 2014 - $1,209.01; 2015 - $1,245.28

h)

Roll No. 214.001 - Lot A, District Lot 14, Nanoose District, Plan VIP74182 - 188 Hirst Avenue West [District 69 Society of Organized Services] Estimated taxes for 2013 - $12,740.06; 2014 - $13,122.26; 2015 - $13,515.93

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Roll No. 217.000 - Lots 4 and 5, District Lot 14, Nanoose District, Plan 5663 - 170 Hirst Avenue West [Mt. Arrowsmith (Pacific No. 49) Branch Royal Canadian Legion/Arbutus Grove Reformed Church] Estimated taxes for 2013 - $4,269.63; 2014 - $4,397.72; 2015 - $4,529.65

j)

Roll No. 218.000 - Lots 6 and 7, District Lot 14, Nanoose District, Plan 5663 except Plan 36767 - 187 Alberni Highway [Governing Council of Salvation Army BC & Yukon Territory Divisional Headquarters] Estimated taxes for 2013 - $4,875.04; 2014 - $5,021.29; 2015 - $5,171.93

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Roll No. 283.000 - Lot 8, District Lot 4, Nanoose District, Plan 5797 - 312 Hirst Avenue West [Kingsley Low-Rental Housing Society] Estimated taxes for 2013 - $2,168.36; 2014 - $2,233.41; 2015 - $2,300.41

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i) Roll No. 295.011 - Lot 6A, District Lot 14, Nanoose District, Plan 2536 - 266A Moilliet Street South [Arrowsmith Rest Home Society] Estimated taxes for 2013 - $14,555.44; 2014 - $14,992.10; 2015 - $15,441.86 ii) Roll No. 295.012 - Lot 6B, District Lot 14, Nanoose District, Plan 2536 - 266B Moilliet Street South [Arrowsmith Rest Home Society] Estimated taxes for 2013 - $37,203.72; 2014 - $38,319.83; 2015 - $39,469.43

m) Roll No. 366.085 - Lot 1, District Lot 74, Nanoose District, Plan 34131 - 795 Island Highway West [Our Saviour Lutheran Church] Estimated taxes for 2013 - $6,589.02; 2014 - $6,786.69; 2015 - $6,990.30 n)

Roll No. 366.365 - Lot A, District Lot 87, Nanoose District, Plan 41355 - 550 Pym Street North [Trustees Parksville Baptist Church] Estimated taxes for 2013 - $14,186.68; 2014 - $14,612.28; 2015 - $15,050.65

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Roll No. 366.665 - Lot 4, District Lot 74, Nanoose District, Plan 2467 - 407 Wembley Road [Anglican Synod Diocese of BC] Estimated taxes for 2013 - $8,223.50; 2014 - $8,470.21; 2015 - $8,724.31

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Roll No. 366.901 - Lot 1, District Lot 89, Nanoose District, Plan 45926 - 245 Hirst Avenue West [District 69 Society of Organized Services] Estimated taxes for 2013 - $9,599.90; 2014 - $9,887.90; 2015 - $10,184.54

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Old plan resurfaces 185-unit mixed use development back on the front burner

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use issues and didn’t included details about the There is a lot of interest in the corner of Despard proposed development but Henning later told Avenue and the Alberni Highway in Parksville The NEWS they hope to build an assisted living where a new Quality Foods has been proposed, a complex on the Alberni Highway and a multi-unit health centre is being built and an old proposal residential building on Despard Avenue. has resurfaced. George Hanson, development manager for InSight Developments, had Brian Henning of Williamson been open about their frustraand Associates presented an ofAssisted-living complex ficial community plan amendand multi-unit residential tion with a “lack of process and ment (OCP) proposal at the shifting requirements from the building requires an OCP Sept. 17 regular council meeting city� in the past, which the city amendment — area near on behalf of property owner Inacknowledged at a time of staff new health centre Sight Holdings. attracting a lot of attention shortages. InSight presented prelimiIn December. 2010 Hanson nary plans for a 185 unit mixed said the lack of progress was “a use development on the forested northeast cor- direct result of the city’s inability to deal with our ner in early 2009, but little has happened publicly development application in a manner acceptable since. to our professional and business requirements.� Henning said they have been working on the The OCP change would allow the senior care project for over a year but have run into compli- facility and multi-family residential compocations planning the long-term project during the nents. city’s OCP update process. At its regular meeting Oct. 1, city council unanWorking at the conceptual design stage, Hen- imously directed staff to start the statutory proning envisions a larger neighbourhood com- cess and encourage the applicant to host a public mercial component facing the main intersection open house. transitioning down through residential buildings If the OCP ammendment application is sucto some kind of patio-style homes adjacent to the cessful, council will ask staff to incorporate the existing single family homes on Moss and Stan- new land use policy in the new OCP delaying it ford avenues. a month or two past its projected year-end comThe OCP amendment only looks at wider land pletion. writer@pqbnews.com

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Roll No. 366.903 - Lot A, District Lot 89, Nanoose District, Plan 49747 - 133 McMillan Street [Oceanside Community Arts Council and Parksville and District Association for Community Living] Estimated taxes for 2013 - $6,728.90; 2014 - $6,930.77; 2015 - $7,138.69

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Roll No. 483.100 - Lots 1 to 4 inclusive, District Lot 89, Nanoose District, Plan 26728 - 118 McMillan Street [Parksville and District Association for Community Living] Estimated taxes for 2013 - $2,860.91; 2014 - $2,946.73; 2015 - $3,035.13

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Roll No. 605.801 - Lot 1, District Lot 127, Nanoose District, Plan 34272 - 345 Pym Street [Trustees Congregation of Knox United Church] Estimated taxes for 2013 - $13,743.70; 2014 - $14,156.01; 2015 - $14,580.69

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Roll No. 670.040 - Lot 8, Block 564, Nanoose District, Plan 33339 Except Plan VIP60816 and Plan VIP62488 - 1245 Island Highway East [Parksville and District Historical Society] Estimated taxes for 2013 - $5,528.92; 2014 - $5,694.78; 2015 - $5,865.63

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Roll No. 670.041 - Part of Lot 8, District Lot 40, Nanoose District, Plan 33339 - 1275 Island Highway East [Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce] Estimated taxes for 2013 - $2,908.01; 2014 - $2,995.25; 2015 - $3,085.11

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Roll No. 670.080 - Lot 1, Block 564, Nanoose District, Plan 22048 - 1245 Chattell Road [Parksville, Qualicum Fish and Game Association] Estimated taxes for 2013 - $5,993.95; 2014 - $6,173.77; 2015 - $6,358.98

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Only a working smoke alarm can save your life!

Smoke alarms save lives “Fall back” to smart home safety As most Canadians turn back the clocks on November 4, here are some timely smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) safety tips: • When you change your clocks, test your smoke alarm. • You have less than three minutes to escape a fire. So when smoke alarms sound, everyone must know what to do and where to go.  Having and practicing an escape plan is essential. • Install one smoke alarm on every storey and outside bedrooms. Install inside bedrooms if you sleep with doors closed. • Ensure all smoke alarms are fully powered. Never take out batteries or remove an alarm from ceiling due to a false alarm. • If your home has any fuel-burning devices such as a gas furnace, gas water heater, gas appliances, or an attached garage or carport, install at least one CSA-approved carbon monoxide outside all sleeping areas. One per storey is recommended.

• Replace smoke alarms every 10 years, and CO alarms every 7-10 years (depending on manufacturer) whether battery operated or hardwired into your home’s electrical system. Carbon monoxide is colourless, odourless and tasteless. So without a CO alarm, humans cannot detect its presence. Despite the average home having several potential sources of the deadly gas, studies show that nearly 60 per cent of Canadians have not installed a CO alarm. In addition to being impossible to detect, CO also has another nefarious trait. Symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure mimic the flu, without the fever. It is routinely responsible for thousands of clinic and hospital visits each year, and is commonly misdiagnosed. Prolonged or extreme exposure causes nausea, dizziness, confusion, the loss of physical mobility, brain damage and ultimately, death.  More home safety resources can be found on the www.safeathome.ca web site.

Many fatal fires start at night Investigations into home fire deaths very often find that a smoke alarm did not sound. It may have been disconnected or not in working order. The batteries may have been dead, or someone may have taken them out. Smoke alone won’t necessarily wake you up. In fact, the fumes could put you into an even deeper sleep. Often, victims never wake up.  Seniors will often need assistance from family members to put safety measures into place. As well, family members are in the best position to reinforce the precautions necessary to help their loved ones prevent or respond to a fire. Focus on these six priorities to help aging family members protect themselves against fire in the home.

ANALYSIS was undertaken on almost 50,000 fires that occurred in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario over a 5-year period involving 663 fatalities. The findings demonstrated that the death rate per 1,000 fires INSTALL smoke alarms inside every bedroom, in the absence of a present, functioning smoke alarm was 74% greater outside each sleeping area and on every level of than when a functioning smoke alarm was present.

the home, including the basement.

Larger homes may need ADDITIONAL smoke alarms to provide enough protection.

For the best protection, INTERCONNECT all smoke alarms so when one sounds they all sound.

An IONIZATION smoke alarm is generally more responsive to flaming fires and a PHOTOELECTRIC smoke alarm is generally more responsive to smoldering fires. For the best protection, both types of alarms or combination ionization and photoelectric alarms (also known as dual sensor alarms) are recommended.

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Smoke alarms should be INSTALLED away from the kitchen to prevent false alarms. Generally, they should be at least 10 feet (3 meters) from a cooking appliance. REPLACE all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.

Thanksgiving turkey fires cause for concern at 9-1-1 centre E -Comm’s fire dispatch team is warning families to be mindful of their turkey cooking  during Thanksgiving weekend. “A turkey isn’t something you typically see on a list of household fire hazards, but we get 9-1-1 calls about ovens going up in flames all the time,” says Corey Kelso, E-Comm fire dispatcher. “The result can be devastating if you’re not careful every time you have something cooking for an extended period of time.” E-Comm has received some odd calls to 9-1-1 before – including someone wanting to know how long to cook a turkey – but a turkey fire is no joke. In fact, it is a leading cause of spikes in 9-1-1 calls over the holidays. “A flame in your oven can start easily and escalate quickly,” says Kelso. “Oil drippings through a thin tinfoil turkey pan or bits of leftover food residue inside your oven are extremely flammable in a high temperature setting.”

Smell gas? Get out, then call: FortisBC’s 24-hour Emergency Line at 1-800-663-9911, or 911. Natural gas is used safely in homes across B.C. everyday. FortisBC adds an odourant that smells like rotten eggs or sulphur. If there’s a leak, you’ll smell it.


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Fire Prevention Week October 7 - 13 Bow-Horne Bay

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Members from left to right are as follows

Members from left to right are as follows Front row: J. Woodyatt, D. Chetcuti, D. Gooding, D. Cappus, C. Olson, D. Francoeur, S. Puts, K. Francoeur, D. Sorg, G. Howard. Back Row: D. Shantz, J. Morton, S. Walsh, J. Brown, B. March, J. Yacovelli, M. Hurst, Lt. P. Hyde, Capt. B. McCauley, A. Courtice, Deputy Chief D. Francoeur, B. Raper, Chief N. Acciavatti, K. Morton, Capt. L. Hepting, Lt. S . Hogg, . H. Jestin, Lt. Z. Stonley, J. Howse, J. Lampman, M. Scott. Missing-Lt. A. Hillsden, Lt. K. Lyons, R. Cappus, G. Percival, D. Hook, D. Mintz, B. Lovegrove, S. Cappus. - Greg Howard photo

Front row: D/C Geoff MacIntosh, T/O Phil Brown, Captain Bill Lovegrove, Fire Chief Steve Anderosov, Firefighter Keith Nickerson, Firefighter John Arnold, cadet Sterling Ignatescue. Back row: Captain Kootchie Giroux, cadet Charles Brown, Firefighter Chris Bennett Missing from photo: Firefighter Roy Allen, Firefighter Bill Burnett, Firefighter Ken Collett, Firefighter Dennis McQuillan, Captain Jesse Partridge, Firefighter Doug Prizeman.

Coombs-Hilliers

Deep Bay

Members from left to right are as follows

Members from left to right are as follows

Back row: Brad Cornish, Dom Brittain, David Baldinger, Mike Bellwood, Eric Lacey, Chris Hillsden, David Fisher, Aaron Poirier

Back row: Lloyd Rae (Assistant Chief) Middle row :  George Lenz (Fire Chief), Mick Smith, Simone Maguire, Liz Champagne, Ed Pater (Captain), Margaret Furnell (Administrator), Bob Hutton

Front row: Darren Hillsden, Katelynn VanDuin, Krystina Stahley, Emily Tamburri, Andrew Le Brett, Terry Whibley

Front row: Jonathan Ehman, Spencer Rae (recruit), Norm Devine (recruit)

Missing: Bill VanDuin, Jeff Simmons, Todd Patola, Robert Roth, Gabriel Whitelaw, Richard Klass, Captain Darren Hillsden

We at Bow Horn Bay Fire Department are planning our

DOOR-TO-DOOR SMOKE DETECTOR BATTERY GIVE-AWAY together with the annual

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY BOOT DRIVE in the next two to three weeks.

We are also planning the usual

BONFIRE AND FIREWORKS DISPLAY

FIRE INSPECTION CHECKLIST ▼

Appliances and lights are plugged into separate electrical outlets.

Electrical cords are in good condition (not damaged).

Portable space heaters are off whenever a grown-up leaves the room and goes to sleep

Curtains and other things that can burn are away from the stovetop.

to follow the

COMMUNITY HALLOWEEN PARTY at the Lighthouse Community Centre Hall

SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 27TH.

Is your chimney cleaned & ready for use? Do you have a good, reflective house number sign out where it can be seen?

Missing: Dave Nixon (Deputy Chief), Les Barrie, Rob Cottrell, Linda Jordan, Wendy Scott, John MacMillan, Lynn Gates

Bow Horn Bay Volunteer Fire Department

VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS NEEDED “We are changing the location of our Annual Fire Works and Halloween Event. This year, with Corcan Meadowood Residence Association, are bringing an even better event. The event will be located at our Meadowood Fire Station, 1800 Galvin Place, the Haunted Walk this year will have two sections, one for bigger kids and one for smaller kids. There will be kids events, Bonfire, coffee/hot chocolate & hot dogs by donation & of course the fireworks which will be bigger than ever! We hope that you will join us and enjoy the new location! If you live in Dashwood/Meadowood areas we have free smoke alarm batteries too.”

for both Dashwood and Meadowood Fire Stations Anyone interested, call

▼ ERRINGTON FIRE FIGHTERS will be visiting the

Check us out at dashwoodvfd.com or like our Facebook page or send us a tweet!

Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department

beginning soon! Call for details.

Elementary School Open House Oct. 14 11am-3pm • at Hall #1

During

Bring the kids for a photo with Sparkey, the fire dog, and Smokey the bear.

752-5434 or drop by the Dashwood Fire Station Thursday Nights between 6:30pm - 9pm

Recruitment Class

to talk to the kids about fire safety. 250-248-5601 erringtonfd@shaw.ca

Participate in hands-on demos & enjoy refreshments and live music. Errington Volunteer Fire Department

The clothes dryer has a clean vent and filter (no lint built-up).

▼ The furnace has been inspected in the past year.


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Fire Prevention Week October 7 - 13 Errington

Parksville

Parksville Members: Jon Abbott, Mark Adelborg, Scott Bailie, Doug Banks, Shaun Bartlett, Daryl Britz, Gloria (Miki) Butterworth, Aaron Callaway, Mark Chandler, Courtney Davidson, Michael Davidson, Keith Denies, Alexander Eckert, Gerald Ferguson, Adam Fras, Tyrone Heigh, David Hildebrand, Wade Hoard, Ryan Ihl, Ken King, Jesse Kroell, Steven Liedl, Laura Lohrmann, Tai Long, Timothy Lotzien, Michael Matzanke, Eric Miller, Robert Murison, Dale Narum, Timothy Nolan, Marc Norris, Liz Olson, Jesse Roberts, Paul Roy, Larry Schug, Ben Sommerfeld, Mike Tisdelle, William (Bill) Tkach, Amanda Tornai, Michael Weeks, Martin (Marty) Wickman

Members from left to right are as follows Back row: Dave Seaton, Jody Chambers, Stuart Gay, Richard Reedel, Justin Glendale, Chris Armour, Captain George Klemm, Scott Walker, Anne Klok, Sara Doggett, Stacey Price, Penny Portman, Norm Norman Front row: Dave Dahlstedt, Assistant Chief Troy Bater, Captain/Training Officer Brad Knorr, Lieutenant Mason Sigouin, Hugh O’Callaghan, Shawn Heine Missing from photo: Fire Chief Colin Catton, Deputy Chief Ken Amour, Lieutenant Ray Naylor, Chelsea Kelloway, Kevin Kurkiniemi, Brad Williams, Ralph Christian

Nanoose Bay

Qualicum Beach

Members from left to right are as follows Back Row: Chief Doug Penny, Alex Smith, Rich Pappel, Cpt. Murray Walker, Jeremy Maeers, Cpt. Cody Nielsen, Leo Groenewegen, Anthony Hawkes, Lt. Steve Parry. Middle row: L-R: Morris Bouman, Lt. Monica Litton, Fred Bull, Deputy Chief John Newall, Andrew Bloomer, Ashley Nygren, John Thompson, Roy Burns. Front row: Training Officer Denis Holme, Nick Shillito, Robert Hale, Morgan Farrell, Bryce Mack, Shane Servant, Robb Farrell, Rob Fell. Missing From Photo: Adam Snyder, Ross Thompson.

Members from left to right are as follows Back Row: Mark Watson, Steve Mallory, Douglas Lochhead, Rob Hunter, Don Marshall, Ryan Lay, Paul Gibbons, Capt Mike Insley, Chief Darryl Kohse Middle Row : Louise Dawson, Heidi Zabel, Lieutenant Nancy Marshall, Bob Patterson Front Row: Matt Traynor, Denyse Kohse, Dan Ritchie, Jeff Hoard, Cliff Bergum, Lieutenant Janice Hooper Missing: Brian Hale, Brian Thorburn, Greg Roberts, Ron Smith, Chris Pertch, Friso Mckenzie, Deputy Chief Peter Cornell, Rob Junkala, Mike Hamilton, Nico Grauer, Toni Botelho, Barry Blair, Tristan Jack, Hans Trupp

FIRE INSPECTION CHECKLIST ▼

A grown-up always stays in the kitchen whenever food is cooking on the stovetop.

All extension cords are used safely (not under carpets or across walking areas.)

Portable space heaters are 3 feet away from anything that can burn.

All escape routes are clear of clutter and easily accessible.

▼ All smoke alarms work when tested by a grown-up.

NANOOSE BAY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT Nanoose Bay Volunteer Fire Department plays a major role in the safety of Nanoose and surrounding communities. We are made up of volunteers from all walks of life, gathering for the purpose of fighting fires and providing other emergency first response activities, filling a gap that is much needed in a small community. We recruit at the end of the year and will be looking for dedicated, responsible, reliable and healthy individuals that work well in a team environment and look forward to helping others. Our calls are made up of approximately 50% first responder (medical), 25% motor vehicle accidents, and 25% fire or potential public endangerment related situations.

FIRE DEPARTMENT

www.fpw.org - OCTOBER 7-13

HAVE 2 WAYS OUT OPEN HOUSE SAT., OCT. 13 • 10am-3pm

250-248-3242 • 160 W. Jensen Avenue www.parksville.ca

▼ The chimney has been inspected and cleaned in the past year.

CITY OF PARKSVILLE

TIPS FOR FIRE PREVENTION WEEK • Time to start thinking about cleaning your chimney for the fall/ winter and preparing for potential power outages. Make sure your smoke detector batteries are tested! • Just a reminder to make sure that your house numbers are easily visible from the road and at night so we can see them in the event of an emergency. • For our safety and yours, if you see our truck emergency lights or our personnel please slow down, we are either at or going to an emergency. • Drive carefully during the increased rain that we may experience in the fall.

Nanoose Bay Volunteer Fire Department

Fire Prevention Week proudly supported by your community newspaper.


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Accessible tourism increasingly important as population ages AUREN RUVINSKY

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Gerry Price, chair of Parksville’s Measuring Up Committee, invites any interested residents to discover what it’s like to get around the city with mobility challenges on Oct. 16. Price was honoured at Monday’s regular council meeting for his work on accessibility and inclusivity issues in and around the city. When the charitable Social Planning and Research Council of B.C. heard about the honour they added their praise and sent a “You made a difference pin,” explained

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mayor Chris Burger as he presented a plaque and thanked him for his ongoing work. Price said city staff listen to the Measuring Up Committee and pointed out that accessible tourism, like cruise ships, are an increasingly important industry as the country’s population ages. To help increase awareness of the issues the committee is hosting a “wheel-walkabout” starting at the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre, 100 Jensen Avenue East, at noon with speakers including Paralympic gold med-

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Every September, Shoppers Drug Mart® stores across Canada set up a Tree of Life in support of women’s health, with 100% of all proceeds going directly to women’s health initiatives in your community. Over the years, you’ve contributed over $17 million and we’re hoping you’ll help us make a difference again this year. Visit your local Shoppers Drug Mart between September 29 and October 26 and buy a leaf ($1), a butterfly ($5), an acorn ($10) or a cardinal ($50) to help women’s health grow in your community. To find out which women’s charity your local Shoppers Drug Mart store supports, visit shoppersdrugmart.ca/treeoflife.

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PREMIERS TALK PIPELINE

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Premier Christy Clark’s meeting with Alberta Premier Alison Redford Monday lasted only 15 minutes, and didn’t resolve any of their differences about the Enbridge heavy oil pipeline proposal. Clark spoke by phone with reporters after what she described as a “frosty and quite short” meeting with Redford in Calgary. She said she reiterated her government’s five conditions for supporting the Northern Gateway pipeline, including one about B.C. needing a “fair share” of benefits from the line. The other four conditions are for the project to pass a federal environmental review, and for “world leading” spill response on land and on water, as well as meeting legal requirements for aboriginal and treaty rights along the route from northern Alberta to Kitimat. Redford told reporters in Calgary after the meeting that she reiterated her position that giving up any of Alberta’s oil royalties is “a non-starter.” She said she asked Clark to propose other ways that B.C. could increase benefits, but Clark offered no response. “I gave her the opportunity, more than once in the meeting, to say that royalties aren’t on the table, and she didn’t take that,” Redford said.

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Clark said it’s not her job to find ways of increasing benefits to B.C. “It is up to whoever is going to benefit from this project to come forward and advocate for it. In my view, that’s her,” Clark said. “I said to her today, as it stands right now, there is absolutely no way that British Columbia will support this proposal.” As Clark was preparing for her meeting, B.C. Environment Minister Terry Lake told a Kamloops radio station that benefits for B.C. could mean more value-added jobs, such as refining the oil.

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BC FERRIES

Fares will increase 12 per cent in three years

Number of sailings on the Tsawwassen-Duke Point route will be drastically slashed JEFF NAGEL

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terminals this fall and winter to help save an estimated $1 million. Tsawwassen-Duke Point sailings that have been running less than 25 per cent full account for nearly half the planned cuts. Potential cuts to Gulf Islands routes are to go to public hearings in advance of any decision. BC Ferries reported declining fare revenue in 2011, recording the lowest number of passengers in 21 years. Vehicle traffic is at a 13-year low. The province injected an extra $80 million into the ferry service this year to avert the threat of considerably higher fare increases as well as deeper service cuts. One option Macatee expects the corporation to explore is the possible conversion of some ferries to natural gas, reducing the impact of high fuel costs.

BC Ferries has the green light to raise fares by up to 12 per cent over three years and passengers should expect less frequent sailings on some major runs. Increases in the fare cap of roughly four per cent a year were approved Monday by B.C. Ferry Commissioner Gord Macatee. The ferries regulator also directed BC Ferries to come up with more than $54 million in savings over four years, including $30 million through service cuts. BC Ferries will trim some sailings starting Oct. 9, particularly when vessels are running with light passenger loads on major routes between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. Regular odd-hour sailings won’t be affected, but nearly 100 even-hour sailings are to be scrapped between those

NEWS FILE PHOTO

Vehicle traffic on B.C. Ferries is at a 13-year low.

The corporation is to file an alternate fuel use plan within 30 days, as well as a separate plan to cut fuel consumption.

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QUALICUM BEACH MUSEUM

Board needs new faces Seeking people with different skill sets, including marketing

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The Qualicum Beach Museum is on the hunt. This time however, they’re not looking for fossils from Hornby Island or historic artifacts from a bygone age. Rather, says museum manager Netanja Wadell, they’re looking for new members for their board of directors. “Many of our board members have been there for years and some of them have come to the point in their lives when they feel it’s time to step down and do other things. We need fresh blood.” Besides directors at large, Wadell said the museum is in particular need of someone to fill the secretary position. “We’re looking for people who want to give time to a great community cause,” she said. She stressed the museum isn’t just looking for people who enjoy archiving documents or researching the past. “We’re looking for people with all sorts of different skill sets, such as advertising, marketing, tourism, school programs and business,” she said. The Qualicum Beach Historical Society and the museum team met for their monthly meeting on Tuesday at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. At the meeting, video producer and museum supporter Cliff Craven was scheduled to give a talk about some of the more memorable productions he has done, including work for the Discovery Channel.

ACTIVE LIFESTYLE COMMUNITY

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We invite you to come learn about Club Origin and it’s benefits to you. Sample an aqua-zumba class or a chair yoga class, then relax in the infra-red sauna.

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 Welcome: 10:30AM Aqua-Zumba 11:00AM – 11:45PM Chair Yoga: 1:00PM – 1:45PM Call to R.S.V.P. as space is limited.

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The Navy League and Sea Cadets will be in front of Parksville stores on Tag Day, this Saturday Oct. 6. The event helps them raise essential funds necessary  to keep the organization up and running through the year. Cadets will be in uniform at Quality Foods, Thrifty Foods, Save-On-Foods and Shoppers Drug Mart in hopes of benefiting from the generosity of the community. - Submitted by The Navy League


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POLITICAL MEMOIRS

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October 11 4:00 - 8:00pm

Qualicum Beach resident Brian Peckford’s latest book reaches No. 2 on non-fiction list NEIL HORNER

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Former Newfoundland premier and current Qualicum Beach resident Brian Peckford is doing his best to keep up with the phone interviews and e-mails about his recently-released book, but you’ll have to forgive him if he takes a while to answer. That’s because his book, Some Day the Sun Will Shine and Have Not Will Be No More, has risen to become the number two bestseller in the country for Canadian non-fiction. Peckford, who just returned from a whirlwind book promotion tour of Newfoundland and other points east, said the book has also risen to place fourth in all non-fiction in the country.

“I did 800-900 book signings in three days in Newfoundland,” he said. “Then I did a 12-hour blitz in Ottawa with the press.” The book, which has sold out of its first printing and is currently being printed for a second run, is a political memoir that aims to change the story of how the deal that brought about the Constitution actually occurred. Although he said it’s gratifying to see his book skyrocket in popularity, there’s another aspect to the situation that has Peckford smiling. “It was acknowledged in the Canadian Encyclopedia that my version of events with regards to the patriation of the Constitution is valid,” he said.

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Living north of Island Highway 19A (water side) between Dogwood Street and Wright Road The chipper will be in your area October 10 through 12, to pick up tree and hedge trimmings. Please place only the following at the front property line before 8 am prior to October 10: 1. Branches with a maximum diameter of 6 inches (15 cm), stacked with the larger end of the branch or trunk facing the roadway. 2. Woody shrub material, piled for ease of access by the chipping crew. Rocks, stumps and construction waste may cause injury to the chipper operators and must NOT be included in 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 garden debris, leaves, and grass clippings may be taken to the Church Road Transfer Station. Piles containing these items will not be removed by the chipping crew. Piles must be limited to a size of 5 feet wide by 3 feet high, and only one pile per residence will be removed by the chipping crew. Please do not combine piles from multiple households as it is more difficult and time consuming for the chipping crew to take apart large piles for chipping than it is for them to handle smaller piles. When placing your chipping pile, please be sure not obstruct your property’s City water connection box in the event access is required for maintenance. If you have questions, please call Engineering and Operations Department at 250 248-5412.

Rock-pit revelations Deep thoughts amid the rocks raining down lead to sense of powerlessness and humbleness I will never forget the first time that I had my life flash before my eyes. Has it ever happened to you? I was spending my summer working in northern British Columbia as a tree-planter and had just finished a long day of work. My crew and I were waiting for a

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pickup to take us back to the base-camp. We usually passed the time chatting, eating something left over from the lunch we had packed for the day, or just quietly relaxing. On this particular day, however, two or three of us had decided to explore the area a bit and found a deep rock pit nearby. We descended into the larger hole in the ground by way of “surfing” down the rocks which slid out from under us and transported us to the bottom like a pre-industrial escalator. Wanting to share our find with the rest of the crew, we called out to them, inviting them to come and see the crater we had discover. What came next was unexpected, although in hindsight I suppose it was predictable. A couple of the guys decided it would be fun to pick up some of the rocks scattered at the edge of the pit and throw them down at us. Others soon joined in. I will admit, it was a bit of a laugh as the first few stones were hurled down. Perhaps it was the adrenaline rush that seemed to accompany the landing of each one. But as the rocks got closer and closer, things in the bottom of the pit got real serious, real fast, and the laughs quickly faded away. I’m not sure I’ve ever felt more helpless. More powerless. More afraid.

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As the rocks hit the bottom of the pit, some were exploding and launching pieces of shale which peppered us with dust and stung the exposed skin on our arms and legs, not to mention our faces which we were now trying to shield with our hands. That’s when the “tape” played and life seemed to flash. I actually feared death at that moment. But something else happened too — three things actually. First, I became much more passionate about living. I realized afresh that life was worth living and I started to declare it loudly and clearly. Secondly, relationships became very important to me and I quickly picked out those “friends” at the top of the pit to whom I would call out to for some rescue. Those whom I trusted my well-being to, hoping that they would intervene for me and stop the stones from raining down. Finally, I became very humble, very fast. It is incredible how being powerless can take the pride out of you and wash the arrogant

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A Canadian country music legend is making her way to Qualicum Beach, with a concept for a tour that is unlike anything else she's done. “I’m really excited to sing songs by other artists that I never thought I’d sing and share with an audience,” said Michelle Wright, who has sold nearly two million albums in the United States and Canada since her career took off in 1990. Last year Wright was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame and she and her agents began discussing how they could celebrate the honour. They came up with an idea for Wright to sing songs by others who have been inducted into the hall of fame — artists who have influenced her, as well as her own classics. It’s called Songs From the Halls and it’s coming to the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre Monday, Oct.15. The concert will feature Wright and her band performing songs by music greats like Aretha Franklin, Anne Murray, Merle Haggard and Joni Mitchell. Once the concept was created Wright said she decided to go out and attend some concerts herself, which filled her with inspiration. “I just decided I needed to get out and connect to music again. And how fun it is to be in an audience and hear some of your favourite songs done by the artists that you love,” she said. “The concept has really connected me to music again and has been way more fun than I imagined.” Wright grew up in a small farming community in Ontario. Her parents were both country performers and at the age of five she remembers being handed a microphone and getting “cute kid” comments. She started playing instruments at 12 and by age 13 she was hooked on guitar. Wright was playing professional gigs on the weekend at age 17 and remembers an opportunity at 19 when an American booking agent saw her perform. He helped her get in with a wellknown band which started Wright on her career on the road. A few years later she got her big break when performing at a festival. Her agent called her at midnight and asked if she could take the early slot the next morning. “It meant getting up at 7 a.m. and I thought, well, we like to party till about 4, let me think about this. And then I thought no, no maybe we'll get up and go.” And it's a good thing she did. A well-known songwriter and producer from Nashville was in the audience and he ended up taking her to Nashville. "That day and that moment in time — mind you it took five or six years to get to there — changed my career," she said.

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Canadian Country Music Hall of Famer Michelle Wright is coming to Qualicum Beach Oct.15.

Wright has had 25 Top 10 hits in Canada and has received more than 40 major awards. In the United States she has had a Top Ten hit, a number one video on CMT and won the Academy of Country Music’s Top New Female Artist in 1993, the first Canadian to do so in a few decades. Other highlights in her career include her first Female Vocalist of the Year award from the Canadian Country Music Association, singing at the World Series and appearing on Jay Leno. Today her work at World Vision is also very significant, she said. When she was younger she didn’t really get that her reputation could help her influence others to make a positive difference in the world. “The fact that I can take, maybe my career, and my

reputation and my support of something and encourage other people to join me, and then it effects people around the world—that's become more than I imagined.” Wright is currently living in Nashville and will be coming to 30 Canadian cities on her Songs From the Halls tour, with three stops on Vancouver Island including the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre Oct. 15 and Nanaimo’s Port Theatre Sunday, Oct. 14. She said she’s looking forward to the tour and said there’s something very special about the give and take that goes on when performing live shows. She’s also in the process of completing a new album set to be released in the new year. Tickets are $40 available from the Mulberry Bush Book Store in Qualicum Beach. For more information on Wright visit www.michelle-wright.com.


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Fans of Alice in Wonderland should make their way to Milner Gardens and Woodland tomorrow as it holds a Mad Hatter High Tea. Secretary Michele Lacey said it sounded like a fun idea and encourages people to come wearing a mad hat or dressed in period costume or wonderland attire. “It’s a new reason to come for tea and it sounds like fun. And so many women have read the book and some (volunteers) here are also wonderland collectors.”

The event will feature a high tea luncheon with small sandwiches, mushroom quiches, a hot scone with Devon cream, jam tarts and, of course, tea. While enjoying the feast, participants will be able to meet Alice, the Mad Hatter, The Queen of Hearts, and a few other well-known characters. High Tea commences at 1 p.m. on Oct. 6 and costs $18.95, with garden admission $5, free entry for members. Regular tea service will also be available. Reservations are necessary, e-mail carol.milnergardens@shaw.ca or phone 250 752 8573 Ext 224 and leave a message.

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Fall Fair Acknowledgements 2012

On September 15, 2012 Knox United Church in Parksville welcomed the residents of Oceanside to another highly successful Fall Fair. The Coordinating Committee wishes to thank the following contributors without whose continuing support the Fair could not happen. Parksville Vintage Car Club Food Sponsors: Dairy Queen St. Stephen’s United Church Save-On-Foods Winchelsea Elementary School The Galloping Gourmet Oceanside Businesses Silent Auction Donors BFI Waste & Recycling Black Goose Inn Black & White Party Rentals Bodyworks Fitness Buckshot Books Costco Budget Rental Trucks Donna Budd Photography CIBC Eagle Landing B&B Coldwell Banker Expressions Hair Salon Cormie Farms Fairwinds G&CC Echo Valley Farms Faye’s Gifts Englishman River Gallery Home Hardware Building Centre Fireside Books Home Hardware Parksville Flying Dutchman Honey Lesley’s Esthetics Kingsley Trucking Photo Pawz Kit & Kaboodle Trading Company Rachel’s Retreat Oceanside Clothing Save-On-Foods Parksville Chrysler Shirley Wotherspoon Quality Foods The Irish Rovers Co. Ltd Quality Inn Bayshore Tim Horton’s Re/Max Realty, Parksville And members of the Knox Congregation Re/Max Realty, Qualicum Beach Entertainers Silver Meadows Farms Debbie Ryan Thrifty Foods Gerry Barnum and The Jug Band Supporters of Knox Les Wheaton Brad Bloomfield, Dave Graham - “The Beach”, Rainbow Stew Cloggers Oceanside Service Clubs & Organizations Noreen Giroux, Patrick Nicholson - “The Lounge”, Trudy Hodges Ballenas High School Ballenas Students City of Parksville Works Department Shilby Mathew, Mary Bronson, Hannah Nanoose Bay Elementary School Garriott. Ginny Lefeaux, Lexi Wuerch, Jasmine Parksville Community Centre Ashmore, Emma Patterson, Rebecca Craig, Parksville Curling Club Brayden Marykuca Parksville & District Historical Society And to our Knox family of volunteers, more than 200 strong, who gave so generously of their time, talent and treasure to make this the most successful Fall Fair yet!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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cho Players’ first show of the season starts up next week, and it’s not just one, but two plays. Separate Tables surrounds the lives and secrets of some permanent residence staying at a private, seaside hotel in England, and their run-ins with visitors. The main characters in the first play, called Table by the Window, is a disgraced politician and his ex-wife, who has hunted him down. The second play, Table Number Seven, focuses on an upstanding resident of the hotel — a retired soldier, and a surprising scandal. Director Gerri Hemphill really likes the play, written by Terence Rattigan, so she submitted it to the Echo Players reading committee. They selected it for production. “It’s beautifully written,” said Hemphill. “The story lines are good, the characterizations are fun and there’s lot of humorous moments.” Hemphill first got involved in theatre in her 40’s, after feeling like she hadn’t done anything with her life. After meeting with some school council-

lors at a college in Calgary she was encouraged to try some dance classes, English literature and live theatre. “And by George I sure was having a good time,” she said. She received accreditation in stage management and directing and worked with a number of companies in Calgary, including work at the University of Calgary. Hemphill moved to the area in 2002 and has been with Echo Players since 2005. Her first year with the group she directed Casting for Murder. Hemphill said Separate Tables was written in the 1950s and will ring bells with a lot of people in the community. Especially those with ties to England or those who remember the country postwar when Great Britain was trying to pull itself out of economic hardship, she said. Separate Tables opens Oct. 11 and runs to Oct. 28 at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. Tickets are $18, $15 for seniors and $10 for students. Stop by the box office in Qualicum Beach during office hours at 110 West 2nd Ave, or call 250-7523522 or e-mail info@echoplayers.ca for tickets. Visit www.echoplayers.ca for more information.

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a project you are working on, the better. Your hard work will not go unnoticed. SCORPIO Use your intuition to guide you in the right direction where money or health matters are concerned. SAGITTARIUS Problems with someone you must deal with daily will crop up. Don’t wait for the situation to get out of control. CAPRICORN Let your body language speak for you. Less said while taking greater action will help you resolve situations quickly. AQUARIUS Travel plans or socializing with friends will help ease any stress you are feeling. PISCES Turn any negative into a positive by offering to pitch in and help on a project.

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Explore VI’s underworld until Halloween Spooky events are starting up at Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park this weekend, and carrying on every weekend until Halloween. The fun includes a Ghost Story Cave Tour and The

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LADD, DONALD MCLEOD 1916-2012 Don passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, September 27, 2012 after a long and happy life of 96 years. He leaves behind his wife of 61 years, Georgina (Gena); children, Kathleen, John, Daniel, Michael (Sandra); grandchildren, Caroline, Duncan, Hannah, Colin, Hayden; sister, Kathleen (Kay) and surviving brothers, Gordon, Ted, Stewart and many nephews, nieces, good friends and neighbours. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Oct 13, 2012 at his Nanoose Bay home from 2-5pm.

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HARMON, Marilyn Patrice, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Midgeâ&#x20AC;? nee York/McKeen March 19, 1929~September 26, 2012 â&#x20AC;&#x153;So come, my friends, be not afraid. We are so lightly here. It is in love that we are made; In love we disappear.â&#x20AC;? And so she did, our graceful Mother, our Nana, our Grandma, our G.G., our Aunt, our Cousin, our Mother in love & law, our Neighbour, our Friend.

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Passed away peacefully at Qualicum Manor, Qualicum Beach, on September 25, 2012 at age 94 years. Born in Grande Prairie, Alberta on December 9, 1917, grandson of Arthur and Kate Davies, well known North Vancouver pioneers. He is survived by his wife Margaret Doreen, cousins Douglas and Audrey Gordon, and nephews Newman and Robbie Corey. Arthur served five years in Holland with the Canadian Army during the Second World War. During the war he met and later, in 1947, married Margaret Doreen Davies (no relation). Settling in Maple Ridge, where they lived for twenty-five years, Arthur was an active member of the I.W.A. serving as Secretary - Business Agent in Local 1-367. He owned and operated a small tug boat business, during which time he fell in love with the Gulf Islands. In 1972, Arthur and Doreen purchased waterfront property on Mayne Island where they built their own home. During their 25 years on Mayne Island they travelled in their 5th wheel throughout Canada and the USA. In 1996 they moved to Qualicum Beach, where they resided until late 2005 when they both suffered severe health problems. Since that time Doreen and her husband have lived in care facilities, first in Parksville then moving to Qualicum Manor in the summer of 2009. Arthurâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife Doreen and his dear friends, Harry and Barbara Adshead, would like to thank the staff of Qualicum Manor for the loving care and attention they have devoted to Arthur whilst in their care.

At his request there will be no Funeral Service.

WHITE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Robert Alfred (Bob)

Bob passed away Sept 29, 2012 at Trillium Lodge in Parksville. He is survived and will be missed by wife Donna (Robertson), son Christopher (Paulette), daughter Andrea, son David (Sandi), 6 grandchildren â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Matthew, Alex, Hailey, Ben, Jacob, and Kassi, brothers Ralph (Judy) and Archie (Elaine), sisters Donna (Lafe Olkovick) and Sylvia (Ernie Zerkee), brother-in-law Bob (Gladys) Robertson, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was predeceased and welcomed home by his previous wife & mother of his children, Patricia (Glover) White, parents Fred & Dorothy White, infant sister Dorcas, sister Muriel (Creswell) and sister Violet (Gullett). Bob, who lived all his life on Vancouver Island, was born July 2, 1934 in Comox Hospital at which time Dr. Briggs was paid a hind quarter of venison in lieu of his fees. Bob was a kind, gentle, loving man with a winning smile who always had time for a good â&#x20AC;&#x153;b.s.â&#x20AC;? session!! He was a voracious reader who particularly enjoyed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Canadianaâ&#x20AC;? and local history books, as well as his collection of antiques and knickknacks. Always a hard worker, he worked in the logging industry (started work from age 15) and with highway maintenance â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as well as a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;short stintâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; as a milkman! His homes and gardens were immaculately-kept. He retired in 1996 and was a firm believer in social justice. He worked diligently for his trade Unions â&#x20AC;Ś holding steward and executive positions with both the IWA and the BCGEU. During his lifetime, Bob lived in Courtenay, Lake Cowichan area, Rumble Beach, Campbell River, and Parksville, but was always so proud of his Dove Creek origins. He was a member of Knox United Church in Parksville. Bob enjoyed travel ~ ~ ~ especially cruising, RVing, and the odd jaunt to Reno or Laughlin! And oh, how he loved to dance! Bob was a delightful â&#x20AC;&#x153;people personâ&#x20AC;? who would strike up a conversation with anyone, anywhere. His â&#x20AC;&#x153;joie de vivreâ&#x20AC;? is missed by all. We would like to thank all of our supportive friends and the wonderful caring staff at Trillium Lodge.

In loving Memory of

Sharon Gail Pool Sept. 6, 1941 - Oct. 3, 2009

Sharon Love, You always will be in my heart, with love until forever, Benno. It is 3 years now without us knowing your favorite resting place you had asked for. Sharon, with love in our hearts for you, Benno, Michelleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Janineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s families.

In loving memory of

Arthur LeBaron Corey

A â&#x20AC;&#x153;Time to Remember Bobâ&#x20AC;? will be held at the Bradley Centre, corner of Shearme Rd and Hwy 4A, Coombs, on October 14, 2012 at 1:30PM. Please, no flowers, but if you wish to remember Bob in a tangible way, feel free to donate to your favourite charity. We encourage you to celebrate his life by doing something which makes you feel good â&#x20AC;Ś.. give a random act of kindness, read a favourite poem, take your sweetie out dancing, pick a bucket of blackberries, take your kids trout fishing, marvel at a glorious full moon, enjoy a glass of wine â&#x20AC;Ś.. and think, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to you, Bob!â&#x20AC;? YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

Lynn Elaine Moore (Nee Bosse) Sept. 16, 1953 - Oct. 5, 2008

Four years have come and gone, But the pain is still like yesterday Every hour of every day You are forever in our hearts, I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell you how much You are loved and missed. Always in our hearts Love Alan, Brandon, Spencer, Mom, Dad & Brian. DEATHS

DEATHS

Thomas Henry Clarke Wilson â&#x20AC;&#x153;Uncle Buckâ&#x20AC;?

Aug. 25, 1924 - Sept. 27, 2012 Born & raised in Penticton, BC Buck passed away peacefully surrounded by family. He is survived by his grateful children: Bobbie Burns, Jim (Glenis) Burns, Barb (Doug) Burns, three grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and the Reid family. Buck was a Professional Forestry Engineer who was renowned as a bridge builder and inspector. He spent many years laying out logging roads up and down the Coast. Buck was honoured to have served for many years on the Executive of the Bowser Legion Branch 211 and was a life time member. He was a resident of Bowser since 1968. There will be a short service held Saturday October 13, 2012 at 2:30pm at the Bowser Legion, 7035 Island Hwy. The service will be followed by a fundraiser in Buckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s honour with all proceeds going to the replacement of the roof on the Bowser Legion. YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

DEATHS

DEATHS

MILIKAN THEODORUS ALEXANDER

Dec. 11, 1918 - Sept. 23, 2012 Dad was born December 11, 1918 in Oegstgeest Holland. He passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 25, 2012 (in hospital). Mom & Dad immigrated to Port Alberni in 1954 and worked together for 30 years in their photographic business. After retirement they moved to Parksville where they did everything together especially gardening and dad, his woodworking. Dad loved his sports especially speed skating, which he did in Holland with the National Club till his early 80s with the Parksville Skating Club. When mom (Annie) passed away, dad lived with me (Robert) for the last 13 years, which were very special to us. Many thanks to everyone at the Nanaimo Regional Hospital. Dad leaves behind his son Robert, daughter Simone (Duncan), McVie and grand kids Andrew & Tamara and their families. No flowers or service by request.


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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD

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BUSY RESTAURANT requires a server/bartender. Must have at least 5 years experience and be quick on POS. Apply with resume in person to Trent at Deez Bar & Grill or on-line - dee@deezbarandgrill.com

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

DRIVERS WANTED: QUIT SMOKING? Join us every Tuesday at 7:30 pm at the Baptist Church in Qualicum, located next to the train stn. at 600 Beach Rd. Come to a meeting & share an hr with us - we talk about our smoking history, learn how to succeed in our quest to be FREE at last, and have some laughs.

Terrific career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Rail Experience Needed!! Extensive Paid Travel, Meal Allowance, 4 wks. Vacation & Benefits Package. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License with air brake endorsement. High School Diploma or GED. Apply at www.sperryrail.com under careers, keyword Driver DO NOT FILL IN CITY or STATE

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FOUND: FRIENDLY tame Cockatiel in Eaglecrest area. Call the SPCA 250-248-3811 FOUND: LADIES gold ring in Quality Foods, Qualicum. Call 250-752-6033 to identify. LOST HEARING AID between Shoppers Drug & Cha Cha Java on Sep 30. Call 250-2483808 if found. LOST SMALL gold ring. Sentimental value. Reward! Call (250)954-3441.

TRAVEL

HELP WANTED 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.

PART-TIME FRONT DESK Required for Co-Ed & Women’s Only Fitness Facility. Morning, evening’s & weekend shifts, must be flexible. Sales & Fitness experience an asset, but employer will train. Must like dealing with the public. Resumes to Bodywork’s Fitness, 162 Morrison Ave Parksville, BC

CDA/RECEPTIONIST is needed immediately in Parksville. 4 days/week. (250)954-0193.

RODWAY & PERRY, a Qualicum Beach law firm, requires a legal assistant for a solicitor’s wills, estates & corporate practice. Please forward resume to PO Box 138, Qualicum Beach, BC. V9K 1S7 or fax to 250-752-9521

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

GIVE THEM A PAPER ROUTE! A paper route is about so much more than money. These days kids want and need so many things. With a paper route they not only earn the money to buy those things, they also gain a new respect for themselves. They discover a new sense of confidence, power and control by having their very own job, making their own money and paying for their own games, phones and time with friends. After school Tuesday and Friday. And even better... there are no collections required.

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Nootka Sound Timber, located 10 mins. North of Qualicum Beach, has an opening for someone to process accounts payable and perform related accounting activities. Some accounting knowledge is required as is familiarity with excel and accounting software. Please fax resume to (250) 594-1198 or email bruce@beban.bc.ca

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES OWNER RETIRING. Heating Service Business for sale, 3400 clients, $20k inventory. Campbell River, BC. Call Alan at (250)480-6700.

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HOUSESITTING GOING AWAY? NEED YOUR HOUSE CHECKED? Did you know it is now required by insurance companies that you have your house checked on a regular basis if you are away more than 2 weeks? If your house is not being monitored on a regular basis, your insurance company will not cover you for theft or water damage etc, and you must be able to prove that it has been checked. We have been in the business for 6 years now and can check on your house once or twice a week. We water your plants and bring in the flyers and pick up your mail and any other service you may require. Verify with your insurance company as to how many times per week they require your house to be checked. Our goal is to give you peace of mind that your house is safe and secure while you are away. So if you or someone you know is a snow bird or just taking a vacation, please call Glenna Brinnen in Parksville at 250-951-0672. We can provide many references from satisfied clients.

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Pharmacy Technician – 8 months - The first CCAPP accredited program in BC

FAMILY RESOURCE Association requires an FASD/CDBD Family Support Worker for details go to www.d69fra.org FELLER BUNCHER- Duncan, BC. We are looking for a fulltime Feller Buncher operator. Our logging operations are with Timberwest in the Lake Cowichan area. Wage and benefit package as per the USW Coast Master Agreement. Please fax resume to 604-736-5320 or email to: kenfraser@telus.net.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

TENDERS

LITTLE QUALICUM WATERWORKS DISTRICT CONTRACT FOR DEMOLITION OF WOODEN WATER TANK AND TOWER

The Trustees of Little Qualicum Waterworks District wish to receive lump sum tenders for the demolition, removal and disposal of a water tank and tower located on Hobbs Road. The work is as follows: • To remove the tank from the tower • To remove and demolish the tower, including the steel lower section. • To remove the foundations of the tower and the buried pipe feeding the tank. All resulting materials will become the property of the contractor and are to be removed from the site and disposed of by the contractor. At the conclusion of the work the site is to be cleaned up and left in a tidy condition. Contractor will be required to provide evidence of possession of general liability insurance for the work and a cash security deposit of $5,000.00 Lump sum prices will be received by the Trustees up to 4:00 p.m PDT on Monday the 15th day of October 2012 at the office of John Motherwell & Associates Engineering Ltd., 35 Cadillace Avenue, Victoria, BC V8Z 1T3, Phone (250)475-3535, FAX (250)475-3536, email john_motherwell@telus.net. The Trustees, Little Qualicum Waterworks District

NOW HIRING Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results. We currently have the following openings:

Stacker Operator/Utility Man AP/AR Relief Clerk Production Foreman Forestry Clerk Timberlands Summer Students Millwright/Planerman Tech Certified Millwright Sales Representative Detailed job postings can be viewed at

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Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email: resumes@westernforest.com

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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HOUSES FOR SALE

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COOK NEEDED. Must have â&#x20AC;&#x153;Food Safeâ&#x20AC;? and a positive attitude. Apply to: The French Creek Marine Pub #1-1025 Lee Rd, Parksville. Ask for Richard.

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WORK WANTED FOR ALL your drywall and painting needs, renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and repairs.Specializing in re-textured ceilings, spray paint. Call a pro, no job too small. Phil 250-954-1859.

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ORGAN & KEYBOARD LESSONS

FOOT CARE in your home by certiďŹ ed foot care nurse. 35 years experience. Vets approved. Marg, 250-954-8259.

In your own home on your own instrument

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

CARPENTRY â&#x20AC;&#x153;GREGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CARPENTRYâ&#x20AC;? Doors, trim, crown, kitchens, bathrooms, decks, fencing renovations, siding & repair. Quality work. Reasonable. 250-586-5542. Free estimates.

CLEANING SERVICES ALL CLEAN Housecleaners. Exp., reliable & insured. info@allclean4you.ca. 250668-4642

COMPUTER SERVICES BUYDENS Computer Services

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WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE $$ CASH PAID $$ Friendly in home Mac/PC support and lessons. CertiďŹ ed tech, 15 + years experience making technology approachable and easy to understand. All my work is guaranteed. Call

Scott @ 250-821-1994.

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

FENCING T & R FENCING custom cedar fences, gates, & arbours. Tony Albanese 250-951-6289 t-albanese@hotmail.com

GARAGE SALES

GARAGE SALES

ERRINGTON, 1430 Errington Rd. Multi-Family. Sat. Oct. 6th (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 FRENCH CREEK 1416 Willow Way (off Johnstone). Oct 6 (8-2). Multi family. Dodge truck tire/rims, scuba gear, wine bottles, ďŹ shing gear, golf balls, household & toys. Lots more. PARKSVILLE, 253 McKinnon St. (off Hirst), Sat, Oct. 6, 8am-2pm. Toys, bikes, sports gear, Halloween costumes and much more. PARKSVILLE 541 Chinook Ave Oct 5-7 (9-1). All the treasures you ever wanted. PARKSVILLE, 650 Wedgewood, (off Soriel/off Pym), Oct. 6 (8:30-2). Moving Sale. PARKSVILLE OFF of Allsbrook First lane on Popham Rd on the left. Oct 6 (9-4). Twenty years of things!! PARKSVILLE. SAT. Oct. 6, 9am-2pm. Household items, lots of tools, pressure washer, books, menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bike, etc. 646 Brice Ave. QUALICUM BAY 2855-59 Olympic Rd (off Horne Lake Rd). Oct 6 & 7 (10-3). Two families, houseware, jacuzzi tub, granite, some furniture. All must go!! QUALICUM BEACH: 939 McFeely Drive (off Kincade). Rain or shine! Sat., Oct. 6th, 8-2pm. Revival Finds selling out store, 60% off.

QUALICUM BAY 5996 W. Island Hwy.(By Henrys) Moving Sale!! Fri. & Sat. Oct. 5th & 6th (8-2). OfďŹ ce & house furniture, china, kitchen applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, books, kids toys, gardening equip., lawn mover, tools...Everything must go! Too much to list! Postponed if raining! QUALICUM BEACH- 1211 Clubhouse Dr, Sat, Oct. 6 10am-3pm. Last chance for hand crafted Opals set in pendants at half wholesale price. (175 left). Think about Xmas.

Qualicum Beach 3 Car Garage Sale Chest freezer, desks, mahjongg table, wine making equipment, dog carrier, dresser, jetted corner bathtub, sinks, aircraft propeller, WW11 goggles, instruments and books, handipole, teen books, games, clothes, scooters. Sat, Oct. 6th, 8am, 788 Hemsworth Rd., (off Mant). QUALICUM BEACH, Harlequin Rd. (Eaglecrest), Sat, Oct. 6, 8:30am-1pm. Multi Family Sale. Furniture, ďŹ&#x201A;ooring, kitchen, linens, Christmas, clothing, Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Amour/books, misc and vintage items. Something for everyone.

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FURNITURE

CHELSEYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GARDENING CertiďŹ ed horticulturist. Garden & lawn maint. 1 time visits OK. Look forward to seeing you & your garden. 250-586-6172

APARTMENT SIZE Half moon sectional sofa (3 pcs on caster). 30â&#x20AC;? high, 32â&#x20AC;? deep. Pastel colors in ďŹ ne stripes. Perfect cond. $295. 250-248-9400

GARDEN CLEAN-UP, hedge, lawn, sprinkler adjust, haul away anything. Call (250)2401116 for service today!

DINING ROOM set, medium oak, solid wood with 4 chairs and china cabinet. Like new, asking $1200 obo. Call (250)951-0839.

TREE PRUNING HEDGE/SHRUB MAINTENANCE

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

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

Call the qualiďŹ ed specialist... certiďŹ ed Garden Designer/Arborist

Ivan 250-758-0371 www.eucalyptusdesign.ca

HAULING AND SALVAGE

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GARDENING

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

Garage Sales

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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.

ALL TYPES of hauling. Small loads, garden waste, construction debris & junk. Call Ron 250-757-2094, 250-228-1320.

SINGLE PINE Canonball style bed with mattress, in mint condition, asking $175 obo. Call (250)752-5573.

CLEAN-UP SPECIALIST, small or big loads, rubbish, garden, waste, junk. Service today at (250)240-1116.

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

WAYNEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HAUL-AWAY. Will haul away unwanted whatever. Small engine repair, Bondable, Call 250-752-1639.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS TODD THE BUILDER. Renos, plumbing. Commercial ofďŹ ces; Custom homes. 250-752-1121

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

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 appliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, walk-in closets, nice deck. $275,000. (250)585-2289

PORTABLE â&#x20AC;&#x153;AQUATICâ&#x20AC;? Bath lift. Seldom used. Cost $2,000. Sell for $500. 250-752-8272

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE ACKLAND GAS welder with onan engine. $2500: Power washer 3000 psi, Honda 11 horsepower, $800. Call 250-248-5255

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

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 48â&#x20AC;? projection colour TV (grey), ďŹ&#x201A;oor model, 6 yrs old, great picture and colour, $200 obo. Call (250)951-0839.

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

POIRIER PAINTING, Residential / Commercial / Vinyl Siding / Driveway Power Washing/ Driveway Sealing. Fully insured, Guaranteed Workmanship, Free Estimates. Call Dan 250-240-3528. WCB

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 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.

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

WHERE BUYERS AND SELLERS MEET

18â&#x20AC;? BANDSAW, 220 amp, nice saw, $500. 12â&#x20AC;? Planer/Shaper, good one, $500. Call (250)802-5894 leave message.

TOOLS

UPTOWN QUALICUM. 3 bdrm 1 bath rancher in Hermitage Park. 1,200.sq ft, updated peek-a-boo view of ocean and mtns. French doors leading to deck. $304,000. Katherine 250 752-5433.

HOUSES FOR SALE 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.

PARKSVILLE: 3 Bdrm, recently renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

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255 HIRST Ave2 bdrms, $900. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 297 HIRST Avenue- 2 bdrms + den 2 bath, $1150 or $1350 furnished. Ardent Properties. w w w. a r d e n t p r o p e r t i e s . c o m (250)753-0881.

Available Oct 1 Beautifully renovated 1 bedroom condos. 2nd floor with balcony and covered parking. Gated & quiet setting next to Heritage Forest. Walk to QB Village. Small pets ok. To view: 250-752-5233. 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. PARKSVILLE. 930 sq.ft. ground level 2 bdrm condo. Insuite laundry, H/W floors, W/D, D/W, gas F/P, parking, NS/NP. Avail. now. $950 p/mo. Lease, ref’s req’d. 250-947-5151. 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 PARKSVILLE, LUXURIOUS 2 bdrm condo, 2 bath, fireplace, patio, prkg incl’d, $1100 mo + utils. Call (250)713-1025. PARKSVILLE APT- 2 bdrms, top floor 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. QUALICUM: 1 bdrm apt w/ocean view, parking at the door. $700/mo inclds all util’s. Avail Nov. 1. 250-752-3333. 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 (Downtown)- 1000sq ft, 2 bdrms, 1 bath, 5 appls, lrg living room & deck, $1000 mo. Avail Nov. 1. Min 1 year lease. NS/NP. 2 ref’s. 250-240-0549, 250-7523241 or 250-752-7904. QUALICUM BEACH, Downtown. Quiet, secure 1 bdrm + den, 810 sq.ft. condo. F/S, D/W, W/D. Large deck, u/ground parking, elevator. N/S, N/P. $950 p/m Call 250821-8997 or 250-240-3909

QUALICUM BEACH North. 1 bedroom, 925 sq feet. Private setting. 1 bath, full kitchen,w/d NS/NP. $700/month utilities not included. Available Nov. 1, 2012. Call Mike 250 752-2379 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.

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 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 PARKSVILLE- 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath. Avail Nov 1. 55+ bldg. NP/NS. $800. 1(403)942-3752

PARKSVILLE: 1 bdrm charming, self contained, oceanside cottage Winter vacation in San Pareil. Daily, weekly & monthly rates. NS/NP. 250-248-3897.

QUALICUM- Walk to everything. 2 bdrm duplex. car port, storage. NS/NP. Discount to good tenant. (250)954-3645.

HOUSESITTING MATURE WOMAN will house sit and or pet sit. Call Shirley 250-248-9628

MOBILE HOMES & PADS PARKSVILLE: 2 bdrm mobile close to Orange Bridge, 4 appl’s. $800 + utils. Avail now. (250)954-1960.

MODULAR HOMES PARKSVILLE 2 bdrm trailer w/addition. F/S, no pets. Ref’s. $800 + util. Avail Nov 1st. 250248-9828

HOMES FOR RENT 112 PYM- 4 bdrms, 2 bath, $1200. Call Ardent Properties. w w w. a r d e n t p r o p e r t i e s . c o m (250)753-0881. ERRINGTON- (5 kms to Parksville) 1150sq ft, 3 bdrm Rancher, 1 bath, electric heat, quiet, treed property shared acreage with neighbours, 12x20 shed. Fenced yard, no dogs. $800/mo. Available immediately. Call 250-248-7118 or cell 250-954-5045. ERRINGTON BY the falls: Bachelor cabin with loft sleeping space, $750/mo. incls. laundry, hydro, internet. Avail Nov. 1, NS/NP. (250)951-9621 NEW CUSTOM 3 bdrm, 2 bath home 12 min to Qualicum Beach. Share 15 acres of trails & pond. 5 appl, N/S, 1 pet neg. $1150. 250-757-8862. OCEANFRONT, DEEP Bay. 1400 sq.ft. 3-bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appl’s. N/S. Small pet neg. $1000./mo. + utils. Ref’s req’d. (778) 241-5253. PARKSVILLE- 3 BDRMS, 2 bath Rancher. 5 appls, carport, fenced backyard, woodstove. Walk to Wembley Mall. NS/NP. $1300+ utils. Refs 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

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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 BEACHlarge 2bdrm townhouse, 1200sqft 2bath, 3appls, lrg private deck & patio, sm pet ok. $975. Avail. Oct. 1st. 250-752-4258. QUALICUM BEACH Rancher, walk to town & beach, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, double garage in NEW condition, $1350/mo utils extra. Available immed. Call 250-752-4842. 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. QUALICUM BEACH VILLAGE CENTER - 2 bedroom home, hardwood floors, new kitchen and bathroom, bright and airy. Has 1 car garage and extra parking. $1250/mo landscaping included, available December 1. 250-752-0288

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The Kerr Group Management Parksville: 2 bdrm, 2 bath bungalow. 1600 sq.ft. All hardwood floors, nice view of pond off deck. N/S. Avail. now. $1250./mo Call (250)586-1100 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/office spaces for lease, great location, 124 Middleton Ave. Asking $600 mo each + triple nets. Call 250248-3142 or 250-248-3655.

DOGLEG RD SELF STORAGE. 250-752-0175. Special 5’ x 10’ units $36/mo. incl tax. DOUBLE CAR Garage (22’x21’) for $200/m. Call 905335-2378 www.georiabeachhouse.ca

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. LITTLE QUALICUM River, bright, spacious, 1 bdrm grd flr. NS/NP. Refs req’d. $550+ cable. Call (250)240-6833. PARKSVILLE, 3 bdrm, N/S, N/P, Avail. Oct. 15th. $1200 p/m incl. sat. TV, Hydro. Call 250-248-4074 QUALICUM BEACH - New Entry Level 1 bed suite. Be the first to live here! Spacious, bright with 2 private entrances, covered patio and in-suite laundry. Walk to town or beach. 1000 sq ft $900/mo inclds hydro, wireless and tv. Available Nov 1. 250-7520288

2003 TOYOTA COROLLA Sport. 5 spd. manual, A/C, Grey, 169,000 km’s. $4200. obo 250-752-4541

CARS

1993 NISSAN Ultima GLE. 4 cylinder, fully loaded, auto, black w/gray leather interior, 269,000 km. $700. Call (250)594-5958.

1998 HONDA CIVIC $3,999 5 speed manual trans., power windows, steering & locks. Front brakes & timing chain done in 2011. 250-754-5777 or 250-951-3156

PARKSVILLE, 2 Bdrm upper suite in triplex. Quiet area, close to town & beach. New bathroom. Adult oriented complex. N/S, N/P. Avail. Oct 15th. or before. $775 p/m Ref’s Req. Call 250-248-9215 PARKSVILLE, Nice 2 bdrm upper house, NP, NS. Incl’s WD, FS, avail now. $850/mo. 250-746-5094

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QUALICUM BEACH. Long term RV site, $375/mo. (excl. hydro, cable). 250-752-9544. Riverside Resort. PARKSVILLE AREA- RV pad. Wooded site. $425/mo, includes utils. Available now. Call 250-927-5623.

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2011 FORD Focus SE $14,900. A/C, heated seats, Bluetooth, remote keyless entry, 32 000 km, full warranties, & more! Call (250) 756-0502.

1995 GMC Sonoma Truck, recent maintenance, in great shape, runs well. Asking $2200 obo. Please call (250)758-4963.

SPORTS & IMPORTS 1988 VOLVO 240DL, body in good shape, no rust at all. Good driving condition. Includes 4 new all season tires and 4 new snow tires. $2000 obo. Call (250)240-2014 or email to: joepanic@sd69.bc.ca

2001 FORD Ranger XLT - Extended cab - 4.0 L Automatic, 4 doors, canopy. New brakes, shocks, tires, battery. 186,000 km $5500. 250-752-5203 2006 FORD Ranger S/C. V6, Auto, 2WD, 4 Door, New Batt., No Accidents, 130,000 Km’s. Well maintained. $7995.00 obo. Call 250-248-4037

1996 MERCEDES C-280, V-6, 4-door, sport sedan, color: desert sand. 162,000k, leather interior, heated seats, fully loaded, $6,500.(250)390-2424

89 FORD F350, 4 dr, long box 1 ton, 460 auto, well maintained, good for hauling & towing. $1000. obo. 250-951-0855

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

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2008 37’ Everest 5th Wheel4 Slides, large 4 dr fridge, king bed, lots of cabinets, like new, $37,000. Call 250-334-7471.

RV PADS 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.

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2005 CHEVY Trail Blazer LS Exc cond. 103,000km’s, 6cyl auto, air, cruise, privacy glass, many extras. $10,500. Call after 5pm or leave msg. 1 (250)754-0725

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2007 ITASCA CAMBRIA by Winnebago. 29’ Class B loaded motor home with 2 slides in mint cond. Low mileage $56,500. Call 250-752-9536

ERRINGTON. PRIVATE bachelor suite. inclds heat/hydro, cable, N/S, N/P. $575 mo. avail Oct. 15. 250-248-2101. FRENCH CREEK, 2 bdrm, 1100 sq ft. Bright, clean, convenient, 2” blinds, ss appl’s, f/s, w/d, laminate flrs, Hvac. Oct 1. $900. 778-574-5596

2001 KUSTOM Koach 5th Wheel, 23.5ft, air cond, sleeps 4-6 adults. Lots of cupboard space, rear full bathroom, nice condition. Must see. Do not need special licence to tow. $8,995. 1 (250)754-0725

2000 BUICK Regal LS 3800, Silver, V6, Auto, loaded, almost new tires, clean inside & out. $2,995. 1 (250)751-0645

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

COOMBS. 12 mins to Parksville/ QB. Bright 3-bdrm, open concept - kitchen, dining room, family room. Huge garage & storage. F/S, D/W, wood stove $1000./mo. (250)951-9962.

2010 BUICK ENCLAVE, white opal ebony leather, heated & cooled front seats. 19” x 7.5” chrome, 7 passenger, navigation & entertainment panorama roof. 51,000 km’s. $41,000 Call 250-594-0012 RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

14A - 1010 SHEARME RdCoombs, 2 bdrms, $900. Call Ardent Properties (250)7530881. www.ardentproperties.com

CHURCH ROAD,1 bdrm suite, large spacious, Wembly area, gated, available immed. Call 250-228-3177

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

1991 SUBARU Loyale. Many new parts, receipts at request. Battery, radiator, alternator & water pump new. $1500. obo Call 250-248-9977

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AVAIL NOV. 1st. 2-bdrm in 4-plex, Downtown Parksville. NP/NS. Ref’s please. $850. inclds hydro, shared laundry. (250)752-3425.

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PARKSVILLE- BRIGHT, spacious, 1 bdrm w/deck, walk to beach, schools, parks, shops. Parking & shared W/D. NS/NP. $725+. Avail Oct 1st. 778-300-2148, 250-947-5678. 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

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Friday, October 5, 2012 The Parksville Qualicum Beach News

WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK

Glenda Sweet

To submit your activities; e-mail: events@pqbnews.com, fax:250-248-4655 or drop by: #4-154 Middleton Ave Your to Oceanside Living! FRI. OCT. 5 SAT. OCT. 6 Featured Events for the Week 250.248.4321 RAY BONNEVILLE

8 -10pm, Juno award song and groove man $25pp, Coffee & treats available Errington War Memorial Hall 1390 Errington Rd.

MUSIC TRIVIA

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

BENEFIT

for Aaron Bee who was hit by a drunk driver & lost an arm. Silent auction & meat draw all starting 4pm at Deez Bar & Grill, 3353 W. Island Hwy., QB

SANDBAR FRIDAY

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

CORN MAZE

9-6pm Silver Meadows Farm, 1019 Errington Rd.

SAT. OCT. 6 THANKS FOR GIVING FOOD DRIVE Food drive for the Nanoose Bay Food Bank, 2443 Collins Cres., Nanoose Bay

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FAMILY FUN SWIM

10-Noon , Everyone welcome, Ravensong Aquatic Centre, 737 Jones St., QB

MAD HATTER TEA

1-3:30pm, at Milner Gardens, Reservations, a special High Tea for $18.95 plus HST, plus reg. garden admission. Milner Gardens 2179 West Island Hwy, QB

OS GENERALS VS. COMOX VALLEY

7:30pm, generals.vijhl.com Oceanside Place, PV

ERRINGTON HALL COFFEE HOUSE

7:30pm start, $5 Open stage, Coffee and refreshments available at 1390 Errington Road

HALLOWEEKEND

at Horne Lake Caves, take a look at our scary events and horrifying happenings. 3900 Horne Lake Caves Rd. QB hornelake.com/halloween

GARY HOPKINS MEMORIAL CRUISE

Cruise will begin promptly at 11:45 driving down Memorial, onto 2nd Ave., passing Gary’s Bistro & to the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre at 747 Jones St.

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OLD TIME FIDDLERS

Ray Bonneville known for his hard driving, bluess influenced, song and groove man who often writes about people who live on the fringe of society.

7:30pm, $2.50pp incl. snacks at Rotary House, QB

DAVE MARCCO TRIO Deez Bar and Grill, 353 W. Island Hwy., QB

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6TH

SEPARATE TABLES

OCEANSIDE GENERALS VS. COMOX VALLEY

Echo Players at Village Theatre presents a play by Terence Rattigan takes place in the Beauregard Private Hotel a delicate balance of character and ideas. Tickets 250-752-3522 or info@echoplayers.ca

7:30pm Oceanside Place Come join the Action at Oceanside Place!!! Season Tickets are now on sale. Contact sylvaingiroux@oceansidegenerals.com

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MON. OCT. 8

WED. OCT. 10

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

9-5:30pm, The Gallery at Qualicum Art Supply 206 First Ave. W., QB

SATURDAY STITCHING

BOOKS NEEDED

3 & 6pm Intouchables 8pm Magic Mike 1pm Ice Age $5 PV Community Centre

QUALICUM BEACH FARMERS’ MARKET

1-3pm, free drop-in program at Vancouver Island Library PV

SUN. OCT. 7

FREE FAMILY SKATE 12:15 -1:45pm, Parksville Lion’s and Save-On-Foods present Free Family Skate Free admission and skate rentals. Oceanside Place

SEATED MEDITATION

10am, Beginners Welcome! phone 250.240. 3569 or penny@kathokcentre.ca If you can’t sit on a cushion please bring your own folding chair, suggested donation $20, 2800 Grafton Ave., Coombs

MON. OCT. 8 FOOTBALL

Prizes and great food & drink specials! Deez Bar and Grill, 353 W. Island Hwy., QB

OPEN MIC NIGHT

7-10pm. The Shady Rest Pub

FCA FALL ART SHOW

Catspan accepting donations Petsville - PV, Parksville Medical Clinic, Pharmasave - PV, Royal Lepage - Nanoose & QB Animal Hospital more info: 250-248-6095 or nanoosecatspan@gmail.com

TUE. OCT. 9

TALK: RORY GLENNIE

7:30pm, Parksville & District Historical Society host talk on contribution of the Englishman River to fly-fishing at Craig Heritage Park. 250-248-6966

BRING FALL COLOUR TO YOUR GARDEN

7 pm, QB Garden Clubs Brenda Falk shares tips & tricks. QB Civic Center qualicumbeachgardenclub. wordpress.com

PCCC MOVIES

1 & 8pm Intouchables 3pm Magic Mike 6pm Ice Age $5 PV Community Centre

6:45 pm, New members welcome, no pool experience at Parksville Legion

PCCC MOVIES

BABY TIME

10:30am, 20 minute program that introduces you and your baby to the joy of music, rhyme, lap play, and more. Free drop-in event. Siblings welcome at Vancouver Island Library PV

DANCE TO TIMBERLINE 7:30-10:30, Parksville Legion at 146 W Hirst St., PV

QB CARPET BOWLERS

LED ZEPAGAIN

7:30pm, $40pp -Capturing the heart and soul of “the world’s greatest band”, LED ZEPAGAIN joined by the Vancouver Island Symphony String Quartet. Port Theatre, Nanaimo

FRI. OCT. 12 PCCC MOVIES

3 & 6pm Intouchables 8pm Magic Mike 1pm Ice Age $5 PV Community Centre

BROTHER JONES BAND

7pm Deez Bar and Grill, 353 W. Island Hwy., QB

PV/QB SPCA FALL BOOK SALE

9am-4pm Fri. & Sat., A huge variety of fiction,non fiction,c hildren’s,hobbies,pets, home and garden and so much more! Wembley Mall 826 W. Island Hwy, PV

12:45pm, Mon. & Wed. at QB Civic Centre. Info: 250-752-1156

JOURNEY TO CHINA

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7:30pm, Mt. Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society presents speakers: Art and Susan Lightburn at QB Civic Centre. Info: 752-3694

SALE

Buy 1 round trip get 2nd half price

EGYPTIAN NUMEROLOGY

7pm. Presented by Shift in Action,speaker Dr. Sharon Forrest by donation, PV Community Centre

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AWANA

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

THURS. OCT. 11 PCCC MOVIES

Family Dentistry

1 & 8pm Intouchables 3pm Magic Mike, 6pm Ice Age $5 PV Community Centre

New Patients Welcome! Dr. Denny B. Essig DMD 175 Corfield Street Parksville BC

Every day from 4 to 6pm go to Quality Foods for crazy low prices on a select product. The Appy Hour deal changes every day!

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Varsity Whalers rout Argyle 51-0 Tysen Hunt, back from off-season injury, runs 35 yards for one of seven touchdowns JAMES CL ARKE

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Heeeeee’s baaack. Starting senior tailback Tysen Hunt marked his return to the lineup on home field with an exclamation mark Saturday as the Ballenas Whalers pasted the Argyle Pipers 51-0. The six-foot, 200 pounder, who had major knee surgery in the off season, was playing his first game in almost a year, and his 35 yard touchdown romp up the middle six plays into the Whalers first offensive series marked the first of seven Whaler majors on the day. “He had compounding injuries so he played pretty much all of last year on a bad knee,” explained Whalers’ head coach Jeremy Conn, confirming Hunt’s return to the lineup is great news for the team as it steers course towards the playoffs. “He’s our captain, and you could definitely feel the boost in the energy level — he brings a physical presence to the team,” said Conn, adding “he’s a big athletic kid, and he also brings lot of leadership and experience.” A standout with the JV’s for two years, Hunt’s last start was the varsity Whalers playoff game against Mission in the semifinals last year. Saturday marked the final appearance on home turf for Hunt (and 11 of his teammates), and to that end he certainly looked like he was having fun out there as he flattened more than one wouldbe tackler, rushing for 75 yards and the TD on seven carries. “We didn’t know if he was going to be able to play at all this year,” Conn said after the dust had settled, adding “but he’s been doing a lot of physio and we’ve been keeping him out until now — we had this game

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Senior tailback Tysen Hunt, above busting this TD run up the middle thanks to some key blocks by teammetes Adam Droog, left, and Brock Mould, marked his return to the Whalers’ lineup against the Argyle Pipers on Saturday in BC Highs School AA Football action.

targeted as a good game to make his comeback, and he was cleared to play.” The Whalers led 37-0 at the half. The Pipers, from North Van, showed some pluck but were clearly overmatched. “’Gun’na be a quiet bus ride home for those boys,” one dad surmised from the sidelines. The Pipers, in only their second season in the league, lost 33-0 to NDSS the week before.

THE NUMBERS GAME Saturday’s win was definitely by committee. Dallas Towle was on a tear, pulling in three touchdown catches for 92 yards receiving, and adding a 50-yard punt return for a TD to go along with two interceptions. “That’s a good day,” chuckled Conn. Scott Childs had four catches for 82

yards and two TDS, and he also had a 65 yard punt return for the major. Quarterback Liam O’Brien was 6-for-6 for 160 yards in the air and four touchdown passes — both season highs — and he also had another interception on defence. Asked how they approach games like Saturday where they know they will have the upper hand, Conn was clear that “for us it’s to play the best we can play. We’re trying to build consistency. It’s still all about teamwork, right.” JV call-up Coltin Laplante stepped up with an interception and four tackles. Nick Walter had three carries for 56 yards and added seven tackles on defence. Josh Bishop had seven tackles and an interception. O’Brien was given the second half off, and backup quarterback Josh Bouchard threw an 18-yard TD strike to Childs in the 3rd quarter. “We played good in all areas,” said Conn, pointing out the Whalers pulled down five interceptions on the day, “but there’s still definitely some things that need to get fixed, especially on special teams.” GAME ON The Varsity Whalers are in Victoria on Friday for a 5 p.m. kickoff against the Bulldogs from Belmont. “It’s going to be a good test,” said Conn. They’re a big school with big kids, we just have to try to out execute them.” IN AA JR VARSITY action, the Whalers, who are coming off a bye, travel to Bear Mountain Friday to take on the Belmont Bulldogs in a key Island Conference matchup.

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The Wildcats were game but the Kondors wore them down Tuesday as KSS knocked off Wellington 5-1 in AA B.C. high school soccer action. A fast-paced match played out in Qualicum Beach under still more sun, the Kondors struck early as in a minute in to go up 1-nil when Santiago Bouyra cashed in on a wild goal mouth scramble. “It was a wild scramble,” KSS head coach Butch Gayton confirmed after, pointing out “we had about five shots before it finally went in it — they (the shots) were bouncing off defenders, bouncing off our guys....” The underdogs from Wellington scored to pull even 1-1 off a nifty passing play down low five minutes later, which is how it stood for quite awhile. “I’m surprised it’s this tight,” the Wellington keeper

quipped after another Kwalikum shot sailed wide. “It was supposed to be a blowout.” “We weren’t excited about scoring goals in the first half,” said Gayton. “We were tinkering with formations and we wanted to knock the ball around to get used to each other.” Ben Robson slotted one home late in the first half for a 2-1 Kwalikum lead at the break. The Kondors came out in the second half with purpose and upped the offensive pressure even more, as Darien Atkinson, Evan Stefanek and Axel Cash all tallied for Kwalikum down the stretch. Backup goalie Bruno Feitosa looked solid to pick up the win in net. But the big news for the lads in the burgundy strips was the 28th-29th at the Carihi Sr. Boys Fall Classic in Campbell River where the Kondors went 4-0 to finish top of the heap at

the annual eight-team tourney, which is always seen as an important litmus test for the top teams. KSS opened with a 1-0 win over Mark Isfeld’s Ice from Comox; knocked off the host Tyees in penalty kicks (1-1 after regulation), then trimmed the defending provincial champions Glenlyon Norfolk from Victoria 2-1. “That was a very interesting game. It was a great game for us — it was a good win for our confidence.” KSS closed it out with another win in PK, this one over Gulf Islands (1-1 after regulation). “We were incredibly gritty, they were incredibly talented. “The thing about this is that we started the tournament missing five starters,” said Gayton,” and we’ve got guys that are hurt, that are limping, and we were trying to hold off two very good teams in GNS and Gulf Islands.” See SR. BOYS, page A42


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Four amigos from left, Bob Bagnall, Dennis Giesbrecht, Bill Watson and Neville Taylor.

Great golf weather Four amigos among those enjoying the late season golf JAMES CL ARKE

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One thing for certain, the extended stretch of autumn sun is being well received on area golf courses, as evident on the fairways of Eaglecrest on Tuesday when four old friends, each of them charting their course carefully in the face of gusting winds, were clearly enjoying themselves. The four amigos — Bob Bagnall, Dennis Giesbrecht, Bill Watson and Neville Taylor — were part of the Eaglecrest Men’s Club Tuesday match play. “Another beautiful day, fantastic!” one of them

piped up from the edge of the green on number nine, and then Dennis drained a nice 13-footer which earned some props from his playing partners. “That was probably my best putt of the day,” he panned. Between the four of them we determined, they bring 189 years of golfing experience to the greens. Bagnall, 85 with a 25 handicap, leads the way with 75 years under his belt, Neville next at 64, Watson’s in at 30 and Dennis has 20. “Wow, that’s a lot of experience,” Bill laughed, and off they went.

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In the tournament final against the Scorpions, Gayton said his side was out-possessed “probably 75 per cent to 25, we got a goal and we just hung on for dear life.” Robson notched the opening goal in that one 10 minutes — it was his first game back after missing three to injury, and to win the game in

PKs was a notable accomplishment for the team. “It was pretty spectacular,” said the longtime teacher/coach, adding “it was a very special moment in KSS soccer — at the end of it to realize what we did with just a ragtag fugitive fleet.” In what was certainly a busy week one of

their season, the Kondors played five games in five days and won all five — three of them by shutout, with a goals forand-against of 11-2. “We were the wounded warriors today. We battled hard,” Kwalikum teacher and soccer booster Ruth Stefanek said after the tournament final in CR. GAME ON

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Kwalikum’s Sr. Boys are home next Tuesday (Oct. 9) when they host Barsby (3:30 p.m. start) then travel to Nanaimo to take on AAA powerhouses Dover Bay Dolphins in a friendly. In junior boys soccer action, Kwalikum and Ballenas both had league games on Wednesday. The Kondors clipped Ladysmith 7-1 at KSS, and the Whalers suffered a 4-1 setback against the Dover Bay Dolphins in Nanaimo. Daniel Doukakis was on a tear Wednesday, leading the Kondors with four goals and two assists in their win, which lifts the team to 2-0 in league play and 3-2-1 overall. Their next league game is next Wednesday on the road. In the BSS game, Dover went up 1-nil and Ian Whibley buried a hard low shot to knot it 1-1. The Dolphins upped it to 2-1 just before the half, then scored two late goals to secure the win.


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Oceanside’s Save-On-Foods Generals head into week six of their VIJHL regular season campaign looking to snap a two-game losing skid against two tough teams with reinforcements on their way. In this, our first instalment of an ongoing update on the team to run every Friday, The News caught up with this weeks featured player on the Generals program — home grown D-man and assistant captain Noah Russi, 17. The 5’10” 180 pound right shooting rearguard is in his second season with the Generals and is coming off a great rookie campaign that saw him selected to the North Division All Star Team. Russi, who has arguably one of the best shots in the entire VIJHL, gave the Gens 38 games last year and chipped in with four goals and 12 assists. In his senior year at Ballenas Secondary, Russi came over from Abbotsford when he was around seven and played his minor hockey here. Asked about the Generals current special teams — the Gens are currently sitting sixth in the nine-team league on special teams with a power play that’s only producing at 10.26 per cent with four goals in 39 PP opportunities thus far, while allowing only nine power play goals in 43 PK’s (79.07 per cent). “I think we just have to do the small things better. We’re trying

to do much,” he said when asked about what the players need to do to turn their power play and offensive output around. “Just get pucks out when we need to and capitalize on our chances. For sure we need to get the puck on net more. “Were not a very big team, but we should be chipping the pucks in and hitting more. When we have been strong on the forecheck, when we use our skill to our advantage and get the puck on net we’ve been successful, and we should stick to that.” All in all, Russi says he’s glad to be back with the hometown club. “It’s been great. I like the new coaches and the guys are great ... I think we have some really skilled players; we just have to come together and I think we’ll do pretty good.” “He’s a solid D-man, one

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of our top four guys for sure,” Gens’ head coach Brent Demerais confirmed about Russi’s game, adding “we do have a fairly young core back there, but he’s a strong kid, he sees the ice pretty good, and he works extremely hard.” On the subject of reinforcements, Demerais confirmed he’s close to signing some new players — “We have to shake up the lineup a bit here,” he said — and was some happy to report that local power forward Travis Flug is expected back in the lineup for spot duty this weekend as he gets back up to game speed. Flug had a hernia operation back in August and just got back on skates last week. “I thought he was the best player in training camp by far, but he needed to get this done to get it over with and out of the way. He’s not up to game speed, but he’ll still contribute. It’s great to have him back, and he’s really excited about playing tonight,” said the first year coach. “We’re lacking a physical presence in front of the net right now, and he’ll be one of the guys that will help fix that.” GAME ON The Generals were in Victoria Thursday night to face the league’s first place unbeaten Cougars, and return home to ‘the Place for a big North Division showdown against the Comox Valley Glacier Kings (7:30 p.m. start).

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