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MLA REACTS TO FERRY FARE INCREASES

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Ron Cantelon isn’t happy about increased ferry rates and cuts to service, and he has some suggestions for riders. The Parksville-Qualicum MLA says the 12 per cent spike in costs over the next three years was inevitable because of ever-rising fuel costs. “It’s not just here, it’s a worldwide phenomenon,” he said. Noting the price of gasoline had jumped to $1.37.9 cents per litre in Nanaimo on Thursday, Cantelon said rising ferry costs shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. “We put in $80 million and we are asking ferries to do their part too,” he said. Cantelon added there is only so much government can do and it may be time for people to start thinking about changing the way they use the service. “We have to look at different options,” he said. “Maybe the idea of a single car going back and forth over 35 miles of water isn’t the way to go. Maybe people are going to look more and more at passenger service and then pick up a rental car on the other side.” Although gasoline prices aren’t expected to come down substantially any time soon, Cantelon said there may be at least some relief on the horizon. “We hope when they put the natural gas on the big ferries that will moderate the costs and hopefully bring the costs down,” he said. See INCREASES, page A4

One driver, three MVAs Same man involved in three crashes Sunday NEIL HORNER

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Police say a pre-existing medical condition appears to the reason behind a man causing three motor vehicle accidents in a span of six hours between Nanaimo and Parksville. The incidents began early Sunday morning and only ended after the 51-year-old driver’s truck was towed. There was damage to four vehicles, including that of the suspect driver, but fortunately no one was injured. The male driver resides in central Vancouver Island. See LICENCE, page A6

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THE COLOURS OF FALL: Qualicum Beach resident Susan Mahler rakes up some of the fiery-red leaves in front of her house as autumn finally takes hold on Vancouver Island this week.

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STARTING POINT Police looking for rape suspect in our area RCMP have released a composite sketch of a sexual assault suspect in an attack that occurred on Sept. 9 in Port Alberni. The assault happened in the early morning hours against a 17-year-old female staying at the Hospitality Inn in Port Alberni. The young woman from Ahousaht was in that city attending the Alberni Valley Fall Fair and was partying with friends in a ground floor room. After retiring for the night, the victim awoke to find an unknown male sexually assaulting her, according to police. Police describe the assailant as Caucasian — possibly part Native with tanned skin — in his 20s with medium brown, curly hair down to his ears, cut in a shape similar to an afro. Anyone who recognizes the suspect is encouraged to contact the Port Alberni RCMP at SUBMITTED PHOTO/RCMP 250-723-2424, or reports can be Police are looking for information made anonymously to Crime about the identity of this rape Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. suspect.

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This sea lion washed up near Wall Beach south of Parksville on Oct. 3. A Department of Fisheries and Oceans official who viewed the photo says it’s likely a Stellar sea lion.

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A sea lion washed up near Wall Beach south of Parksville on Oct. 3, and the woman who found it has her suspicions about how it got there. “It has three holes along its side and may have been shot,” said the woman, who did not want to be identified. She sent some photos of the dead mammal to The NEWS, pictures she described as “quite disturbing.” The sea lion was gone by the morning of Oct. 4, and its not clear who took it away or whether it was carried back to sea by the tide, or claimed by scavenging animals. A federal fisheries spokesperson told The NEWS the removal of carcasses such as these, as long as they are not posing a navigation hazard, are the responsibility of municipalities, or so says the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The area where the sea lion was found is in the Regional District of Nanaimo. RDN staff said Thursday they do not perform this function. Paul Cottrell, the Pacific region’s marine mammal co-ordinator for the DFO, had a look at the photos and wasn’t convinced the animal’s death was suspicious. “The holes are probably due to terrestrial scavengers” like turkey vultures or eagles, he said. Cottrell couldn’t be absolutely certain

from looking at the photos, but he said the animal is likely a Stellar sea lion, a “species of special concern” under the federal Species at Risk Act. The other type of sea lion that inhabits our area, the California sea lion, is not currently listed as a species at risk. Cottrell said the DFO will react to trends in the deaths of marine mammals, but he said there hasn’t been widespread reports of sea lion deaths in Oceanside. “We don’t have an unusual situation” currently in this region, he said. The DFO relies on more than 300 volunteers in the Pacific Region to react to finds like the one at Wall Beach, said Cottrell. These volunteers will attend the scene and collect data for the DFO like measurements, sex and species. Cottrell urged any members of the public who see a marine mammal that is sick, injured, distressed or dead to immediately call the DFO’s marine mammal incident hotline, 1-800-465-4336. Section 78 of the Fisheries Act states anyone who is guilty of contravening the Act, including the offense of disturbance to a marine mammal, is subject to a fine of up to $500,000 for for a first offence (if pursued as an indictable offense — $100,000 if pursued as a summary conviction). Subsequent offences could yield an offender up to two years in jail and/or up to $500,000 in fines.

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Spring pollens are typically thought of as seasonal allergies, but autumn can present issues for the allergy-prone too. At this time of year, plants are pollinating (ragweed is most notorious), molds emit spores and Dean Pharmacist furnaces circulate allergens around the home. Management: avoid the outdoors between 10 am & 4 pm, shower in the evening to remove allergens from your body and clean your furnace filters. A study in the July issue of Clinical Pediatrics is illustrating some interesting data. It turns out that urban kids develop food allergies at up to twice the rate of rural kids! Similar trends have been noted for related conditions, such as asthma. Efforts will now be directed to trying to figure out what environmental issues are specifically resulting in these differences. In the fall there tends to be a spike in asthma. Many think that kids sharing colds which trigger respiratory symptoms is the cause, but it is actually more complicated. Plus, as a recent study found, more than half of asthmatics do not have their asthma under control to begin with! Most patients under-perceive their symptoms and don’t respond to changes quickly enough to avert problems. Anyone diagnosed with asthma should have an “asthma action plan” and a review of their medications and techniques. Talk to your physician and pharmacist to gain optimal control of your asthma.

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Barry Avis, the NDP nominee to run against Cantelon in the next provincial election, also said the rise should get people thinking about the ferries, but he sees the question differently. “There has to be a recognition of what the ferries are all about,” he said. “Are they meant to be a cruise liner? Are they for residential use? For tourists? For business? Government needs to take a very serious look at this and determine what the ferry system is all about — who it’s trying to serve. Maybe that understanding hasn’t been clear over the last few years.” One thing that is clear, he said, is the damage that is being done by the steadily upward spiralling costs. “It’s hurting tourism and our local people,” he said. “I sometimes travel to the smaller islands such as Cortes, and people would say they used to go to Campbell river a couple of times a week but now they only go once. It’s like the dog chasing its dog’s tail. When costs go up ridership goes down.”

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BYLAW DISPUTES

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People could soon have a more flexible way to dispute bylaw infractions. Parksville council asked staff to look into bylaw adjudication three and a half years ago, but they didn’t have the manpower to develop it at the time so it was shelved. In the meantime, Nanaimo became interested and recently contacted the city to organize a regional effort — which is how they tend to work in other areas of the province, explained Parksville Bylaw Compliance Officer Aaron Dawson. According to Dawson, who brought the proposal to council, it is a better system for people receiving tickets. “This system allows people to have their say, there is more flexibility for resolution and exchange of information,” rather than having to travel to court where things are much more rigidly structured, he said. “(Currently) people come in and vent at the counter,” Dawson said. The proposed system would make bylaw infraction notices, like parking tickets, legal documents when they are left on a car, rather than needing to serve a person directly, but it gives people more chance to lodge a dispute. With adjudication, a senior city staff member, not a bylaw officer, would screen disputes based on the policy set by council, with tickets more than $500 still going through the courts. Unlike the courts, the screening officer could check details and exchange information with the disputant and decide if the ticket should be cancelled or sent to adjudication. The disputant will not need a lawyer.

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The B.C. Cancer Agency is putting out a call for nominations for its Community Care Award, and the deadline is today, Friday, Oct. 12. This award acknowledges someone in the community for his/her work caring for those living with cancer including pharmacists, nutritionists, physicians, counselors, educators, and volunteers. The recipient will receive a plaque, public recognition and a $300 cash award. Nomination forms can be found on www. bccancer.bc.ca/communitycareaward. - Submitted by the B.C. Cancer Agency

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RDN transit driver Kim McCarley (left) and superintendent of transit operations Curtis Hansen prepare for the Great British Columbia Shakeout Drill on October 18.

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More than 17 million people are expected to take part in the annual ShakeOut on Oct. 18 in dozens of provinces, states and countries. Everyone is encouraged to take part in a drill whether at work or a government building, or organize their own smaller office and family drills to practice safety in a large earthquake. Participants will drop, cover and hold on for two minutes for the simulated earthquake event at 10:18 a.m. Thursday, but Parksville emergency preparation coordinator Aaron Dawson says it’s not as important when people do the drill as long as they do it. He said organizers considered add-

ing an additional element to practice this year, but they decided to keep focusing on the basics until they become natural in a moment of panic. People are reminded there are a few thousand earthquakes a year in seismically active B.C. and the threat of a major one is real. Residents and businesses are encouraged to register at shakeoutbc.ca for valuable information and to be counted in the worldwide event. At 10:18 everyone will drop to the ground, take cover under the nearest table or desk, and hold on for at least 60 seconds. While under the table, people should imagine what would happen in a major earthquake. What would fall on you or others? What would be dam-

aged? What would life be like after? Then people should discuss what they learned and how to make improvements. Dawson points out that you may need to remain in place for up to a week, so the annual drill is a good time to make sure you have the necessary supplies, including supply kits not just at home but also at work and in your car. The drill will be conducted at virtually all government run facilities in Oceanside including landfills, transit, recreational facilities and other government buildings. Transit drivers will pull over to the side of the road and outdoor staff will consider the hazards they could face.

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Chamber ready for ‘big night out’ The Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce is urging residents to get their tickets for the city’s “big night out.” The chamber’s 28th Annual Fantasy Auction is set for Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre. This event is open to all residents (not just chamber members) and includes a buffet dinner, silent and live auctions, games and dancing.

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CASH FOR COINS: Amber Van den Hemel, a manager with the Canadian Coin Association was in Parksville at the Travelodge last week buying coins and jewelry from local residents. She said the top single buy she made was about $6,000 worth of gold from a Parksville resident. Her company also made a draw for $100 cash for anyone who came in to sell items, which was won by a Parksville resident.

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Quality Foods in Courtenay’s Driftwood Mall has been named the topgrocer in all of Canada by the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG). Regionally, the store came out in the top spot in the large store category for B.C. and the Yukon for the second year in a row, then went on to capture the national gold as the best of the best in Canada. “Being a newer store, this is only the second year we were eligible to compete against other independent grocers,” said store manager Dan Gigliotti. “The quality of stores competing each

year here and across Canada is very high. The independents in this category are the best of the best, so we are thrilled with this recognition.” “This award is because of our people who work in the store every day; really it belongs to all of them. It’s hard to express how very proud I am of their character, hard work and commitment to providing the best shopping experience possible.” The honour, part of the Independent Grocer of the Year Awards program, was accepted by QF founding partners John Briuolo and Ken Schley on behalf of Dan Gigliotti and his store people at the annual awards dinner on October 2

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Local organic farmer Kris Chand got some high-profile support for his drive to require uniform standards for all organic farms on Saturday. That support came from opposition house leader John Horgan, who was quizzed on his position by Chand at an NDP open house event at Rotary House. Chand, who sits as the vice chair of the Certified Organic Associations of B.C., has been pushing for the province to come up with legislation to provide standards for goods labeled as organic. He said the lack of such legislation is causing conflict at farmers markets around B.C., including in Qualicum Beach. Horgan said he supports mandatory labeling requirements. “Food labeling, whether it be about GMOs (genetically modified organisms), Atlantic salmon or whether a product really is organic, is something consumers are very concerned with,� Horgan said. “It’s not a partisan political issue, it’s a food issue. It’s about having confidence in the food system.�

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Creek plan hits RDN snag 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

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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

k)

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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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

t)

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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It can be frustrating when you sit on local government and really want to help, but red tape and bureaucracy stand in your way. That frustration was expressed Tuesday night by some Regional District of Nanaimo directors as they debated a request from the Nile Creek Enhancement Society for assistance with their plan to restore a local waterway. The society, which has established a successful hatchery program on nearby Nile Creek, requested that the board assist them with their push to do the same with Nash Creek by taking out a water license to allow them to do work in the creek. Nash Creek and its tributary, Ridgewell Creek, explained engineer Wayne Moorman in a report to the board, have a reasonable run of cutthroat trout and Coho salmon, but the mouth becomes plugged every year with woody debris and gravel and sometimes minnows get trapped. The society wants to build a 75-metre pipe to allow the fish to get past the debris, which they see as a far better solution than the current practice of volunteers trapping the minnows by hand and transporting them. In detailing the report, general manager Paul Thorkelson said the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans used to obtain water licenses from the province and hold them for stream restoration groups, they recently stopped doing so. Because societies cannot be issued water licenses, the Nile Creek group wanted the RDN to take the license on their behalf. However, he said complying with the request would amount to “self-imposed downloading” of responsibility from more senior levels of government. Nobody on the board disagreed with the objective of the request, but they found it wasn’t going to be an easy fix. “To hold the water license on their behalf would require a new service area to be created for an authority which rests with the feder-

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Director Bill Veenhof discusses a proposal to help the Nile Creek Enhancement Society.

al government,” Thorkelson said. “Staff at this point want to take a cooperative approach work with the group, the province and the federal government to hold the water license on their own, rather than the RDN getting into a process where we undertake responsibilities that are downloaded from the federal and provincial governments.” This recommendation was moved by Deep Bay-Bowser director Bill Veenhof, who said he did so with mixed emotions. “What pushed me to this recommendation was the need to open up a service area,” he said. “The solution is for the province to allow societies to hold water licenses.” City of Parksville alternate director Chris Burger said he was also of two minds. “I’m a little bit torn,” he said. “I can see the problem with taking on another service and the responsibility that goes along with it.” That didn’t sit well with City of Nanaimo director Bill Bestwick, who urged the board to reconsider. “I read this report back and forth trying to find a good reason not to do something good,” he said. “I can’t find a good reason not to do this.”

Haiti helper needs help Donations are needed for a garage sale aimed at raising money to feed and educate orphaned and other disadvantaged children in Haiti. The sale will take place at the Rotary Hall in Qualicum Beach Oct.13

Notice of Open House Little Qualicum River Regional Park Management Plan & Meadowood Community Park Design You are invited to an Open House to review and comment on the Draft Final Plans for Little Qualicum River Regional Park and Meadowood Community Park. A presentation of the plans will be given at 10:30am. Comments are also accepted on our website: www.rdn.bc.ca/lqr. Thank you for your participation! Saturday, October 13, 2012 10:00am - 12:00 noon Qualicum Civic Center-Windsor Room 747 Jones St., Qualicum Beach, BC Questions: email recparks@rdn.bc.ca or call 1-888-828-2069.

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ail service to and from Victoria is getting closer to reality once again — it seems to be just a matter of a few million bucks between friends. The five regional districts, along with 14 First Nations, that own the rail lines from Courtney to Victoria were asked Wednesday by the foundation that oversees the lines — yeah, we know, kind of confusing — for $3.2 million to fix the trestles and bridges along the route. The provincial and federal governments have already kicked in $7.5 million each and this latest cash call seems to be the last piece in the puzzle for passenger service, which ended in 2010, to start chugging along the lines again. For taxpayers in our district, it would mean approximately $1.72 more in taxes a year for five years (on a $400,000 property). Graham Bruce, the chief operating officer of the Island Corridor Foundation, which acts as owner of the railway (the only members of the foundation are the regional districts and the First Nations), says the bestcase scenario for a re-start of Courtenay to Victoria passenger service would be some time in 2013. (The Parksville-Port Alberni part of the line is for a later phase in the plan.) Bruce also says the planned times and directions of the train service has been changed since it last ran down the rails in these parts. Roughly speaking, it will go from Nanaimo to Victoria early in the morning, turn around and arrive in Courtenay midday, turn around again and head through Oceanside on the way to Victoria and finally leave Victoria at 6 p.m. to park in Nanaimo for the night. Bruce couldn’t give us an estimated one-way ticket price, which is curious (one would hope a business plan has been done and the ticket price was a key part of it), but he believes it wouldn’t be too far off what it was in 2010, which was roughly $30. It sounds fun and green, and it’s easy to embrace the romanticism of riding the rails, but is it economically viable? It’s up to residents to let their representatives know what they think about the plan and the potential tax increase. We urge people to get informed (islandrail.com is a good start) and voice opinions to elected representatives. We like the idea — as long as the business plan doesn’t assume yearly cash calls from taxpayers. — Editorial by John Harding

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“It’s not a partisan political issue, it’s a food issue.�

PROGRESSIVE VIEW

SENIORS SWIM, TOO

Over the past two years, the OCP advisory committee(s) have worked diligently to fashion recommendations for council. It has been an arduous task made more difficult by polarization.  I came to consider these polarized positions as the progressive and the regressive.  The progressive side argued for balance and equal consideration between economic and environmental considerations. The regressive side argued against economy and growth and cited the environment as the only consideration.  The regressive people were very derisive of balance, and went forward with a dogmatic belief that their position represented a universal consensus in Parksville. It is very hard to respond to unshakable faith with logic and reason.  It is difficult to make the case for our children’s future with a faction that believes the sky is going to fall in our lifetime. And it is very hard to strike a balance when met with an unreasonable insistence that the regressive position represents the will of the people. For these reasons, our committee recommended to council the Ipsos-Reid survey.  This professional survey consisted of 300 random phone interviews with our residents, asking them non-leading questions about our community and their wishes for the future.  This is the only “statistically-relevant� survey that has been done in our community.  And this survey articulated the balance

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that the progressives have been arguing for. One of the key questions was related to land-use priorities. Economic development and environmental each got 48 of the responses, clearly supporting the progressive position, which debunks the argument that the regressive position represents a universal consensus. I will continue to serve our community in any way I can to forward a progressive agenda.  The regressive position has legitimacy and deserves to be considered. If, however, it continues to insist on derision and exclusion instead of cooperation, compromise and inclusion, it must be identified as radical and dogmatic. Only by working together and respecting the opinions of our entire community (residents, renters, developers, business, youth, elders, policy-makers, etc.) can we meet the challenges of the 21st century.  GARY CHILD Parksville

BEST IN THE GALAXY? I strongly suspect that the reason for the record sightings of these unidentified flying objects (UFOs) on Vancouver Island (THE NEWS, Oct. 5) is related to the extremely high quality of B.C. bud grown on the Island. Any sightings, as one may claim, are probably the result of the interaction of tetrahydrocannabinolic acid and brain cells. Who knows? Perhaps these UFOs were looking to score a good batch. WAYNE DWERNYCHUK Parksville

Most seniors are not marathon swimmers, but have learned to swim in their younger years. After the article asking residents views on programs at the Ravensong pool, I have spoken with dozens of people. Since the major demographic group in this area is seniors, and I myself am one, we are disappointed to find there is no time allotted specifically for a senior swim. We would so much enjoy swimming lengths, at our own pace and to be able to change quietly in the dressing room, without young children running around and screaming as they are made to shower. A total of 15 hours over five weekdays mornings is a huge amount of time allotted to parents and tots. In a meeting at the pool with town officials, I asked: why do teens get a teen swim on the program, when seniors who are in the largest demographic group, get no seniors only swim time at all?� The answer was: “teens get only one hour once a week.� So what does this say for us seniors, who have no mention on the present program? It is important for us to keep strong, and in the best of health possible as we age. We find it difficult to understand why we are not considered in the program, and ask that we be allowed a senior swim time for one hour at least, two mornings a week.

Ian Lindsay

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RON CANTELON, MLA Parksville-Qualicum

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CHRIS BURGER Mayor, City of Parksville

JOE STANHOPE Chairman, Regional District of Nanaimo

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Absolutely not. I No, actually I’m not. I Family — and this is love the change of like the fall. the ďŹ rst survey I have seasons. Each season been asked to particiGEORGE SHEARD brings with it new pate in, and the last. Parksville opportunities and a BOBI PEBERNAT chance to catch up Parksville on chores. SANDI DUNLOP Nanoose Bay

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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. 12 SAT. OCT. 13 Featured Events for the Week 250.248.4321 PCCC MOVIES

7:30pm Port Theatre 125 Front Street, Nanaimo

BROTHER JONES BAND

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

MUSIC TRIVIA

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

SEPARATE TABLES

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

PV/QB SPCA FALL BOOK SALE

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SANDBAR FRIDAY

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

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Train Station Pottery Shop

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FLEA MARKET

A huge variety of ďŹ ction,non ďŹ ction,children’s,hobbies, pets, home and garden and so much more! Hundreds of gently used books to choose! This 2 day event is a must for all avid book readers.

9am-1pm , Parksville Eagles has over 20 tables at Eagles Hall Behind Pioneer Plaza for table rental info: 250-937-7200

FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL

11am-3pm, Concession being hosted by Errington Volunteer Fire Department includes hot dogs, corn, beverages. Corn maze entrance by donation. Silver Meadows Farm, 1019 Errington Road.

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

READERS BOOK CLUB 6:30pm. at Parksville Library. New members welcome!

SILVER MEADOWS FALL FARM FESTIVAL 11am-3pm at 1019 Errington Road Family activities include: face painting, pony rides, wagon rides. Concession being hosted by Errington Volunteer Fire Department includes hot dogs, corn, beverages. Corn maze entrance by donation to BC Children’s Hospital

SAT. OCT. 13 DANCE

7:30 pm, $5 at the door music of Country Sunshine at the Parksville Legion

SAT. OCT. 13 FALL BOOK SALE

QUALICUM BEACH FARMERS’ MARKET

9am-3pm, 100’s of books most @ just a $1.00! Admission Free! NANOOSE LIBRARY CENTRE Info: Tel 250.248.4773

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1-3pm, Qualicum Beach Lawn Bowling Club invites seniors to see what a great opportunity they have right here in QB to enjoy a winter activity. www.qblbc.com

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

TEEN GLOW SKATE

8am-2pm,Admission free, session rates beginning at $20 family friendly event, including the Lighthouse Community Pancake Breakfast. Lighthouse Community Centre, 240 Lions Way, QB

6:45-8:15pm Oceanside Place www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation

PIANO RECITAL 2:30pm at McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville. Music of Schubert, Brahms & Chopin. Admission by donations and all proceeds go to the Oceanside Arts Council oceansideartscouncil.com

THRILLING TALES: STORIES FOR ADULTS 11am at Parksville Library 250-248-3841 or Parksville@virl.bc.ca

PSYCHIC AND HEALTH FAIR

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2:30pm, generals.vijhl.com Oceanside Place, PV

MON. OCT. 15 MICHELLE WRIGHT

7:30pm, Tickets $40 QB Civic Centre 747 Jones Street, Qualicum

GARDEN CLUB

7.00pm Q.B. Civic Centre Brian Minter, guest speaker “Sensational Fall Containers� Info: 250-752-5315

THURS. OCT. 18 OLD TIME FIDDLERS

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

MON. OCT. 15 OPEN MIC NIGHT

7-10pm. The Shady Rest Pub

FCA FALL ART SHOW

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

BOOKS NEEDED

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

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WED. OCT. 17

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7pm, The Qualicum Beach Family History Society hosts Ann Ten Cate, talk about genealogy resources at the QB Legion, guests welcome

FRI. OCT. 19

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6:30-8:30pm, Ages 11-18 Free runs til Dec.5 (No program Oct.31) Bring a water bottle and wear running shoes for this fun night at Arrowsmith Activity Building on the Coombs Fairgrounds on Ford Rd., Info: 250-2488515 or ranlong@telus.net

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NOT SO STUPID Planning 10 is definitely not a “stupid and useless� course (THE NEWS, Oct. 9,). I just had to comment on chair Lynette Kershaw’s comment to the board of education staff about the Planning 10 course taught at KSS. I helped my granddaughter take this course online during the summer. I was impressed how it taught practical life skills such as drug awareness, finances, what jobs you would be suited for, how to write a resume and how to look for and apply for a job. No wonder it is a ministry-mandated course. It is about the real world and how to manage in it. Thumbs up to the education ministry. TOM STAITE Parksville

IT’S A CRYING SHAME I am writing to protest the B.C. Liberal government’s decision to allow the continued logging of the McLaughlin Ridge and other oldgrowth forests on Vancouver Island. I find this decision disheartening because I love and respect the beauty and value of our living ancient forests. The decision to allow them to be logged is extremely short sighted.  While the rest of the world is holding ancient forests up as environmental jewels, to be cherished for generations to come, our government is dumping them so companies can turn a quick profit and create a few short-lived jobs. The B.C. Liberals are doing this in spite of the objections of their own scientists who say the McLaughlin Ridge forest eco-system and the flora and fauna it shelters are endangered and irreplaceable. This valuable provincial asset should not be trivialized. If they had any vision they would see the global movement toward eco-tourism as the wave of the future.  Eco-tourism can leverage ancient forests to create sustainable jobs in tourism and a rich, rewarding experience for tourists, for generations to come. It would be nice if they would reconsider this decision before another provincial gem is gone forever. TOM CHUDLEIGH Qualicum Bay

VITAMIN D NOT SO FREE Not that I wish to defend MP Dr. James Lunney, but I do wish to clarify the statements made about vitamin D by Bob Tritschler in his letter to the editor (THE NEWS, Oct 5). It is true that sunlight triggers vitamin D production in the skin, as Tritschler points out. However, the angle of the sun’s rays are not in-

tense enough to provide this free source of vitamin D during the winter months. Deficiency of this important vitamin is prevalent in northern climates like ours and is linked to risk of falls and fractures, increased risk of cardiovascular disease, MS, and cancer, dementia, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression and low hormone levels. So, while I respect Tritschler’s frustration with shortcomings in our national health care system, I would urge him and your readers not to rely on the weak winter sun or tanning beds to provide adequate vitamin D this winter. If you are not moved to supplement vitamin D because your MP says so, do it because the following health agencies recommend it: Health Canada, the Vancouver Island Health Authority, Fraser Health Authority, Dietitians of Canada, BC Ministry of Health Services, Canadian Cancer Society, and Osteoporosis Canada. LISA LEGER, NATURAL HEALTH CONSULTANT Parksville Pharmasave

THIS ISN’T SPIN I have just finished reading editor John Harding’s editorial in the Tuesday, Oct. 9 edition of THE NEWS. I am the person who suggested in the public meeting that if council believes in granting variances to zoning and OCP bylaws to let owners build outside the downtown core, that council is deciding against its own City of Parksville Strategic Plan 2012-2016. Furthermore, I stated that the bylaws that subsidize the ‘official downtown’ for revitalization, and the one that subsidizes parking either 50 per cent or 100 per cent by all taxpayers, should be done away with. This is not a negative spin on development at the southern gateway to the city. It is against the request for changes to our OCP and zoning bylaws. Why should Parksville taxpayers pay, by subsidies, for density to occur in our downtown when the changes to our OCP and zoning bylaws negate this density? ELAINE HOFER Parksville

Living east of Moilliet St. to Corfield St. (both sides), north and south of Highway 19A The chipper will be in your area October 18 through 22, to pick up tree and hedge trimmings. Please place only the following at the front property line before 8 am prior to October 18: 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.

QUALICUM BAY HORNE LAKE WATERWORKS DISTRICT NOTICE TO ALL WATER USERS - WATER MAIN FLUSHING The Qualicum Bay – Horne Lake Waterworks District will be implementing a major water main flushing program from Tues. October 16-19, 2012 inclusive. Flushing will take place between the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday. During these times, customers can expect: Temporary disruption of service, intermittent drops in water pressure, some discolouration of water. Please follow these guidelines during water main flushing: 1. If your water is discoloured, run an outside tap until the water clears. 2. Check for discolouration of water before doing laundry. The flushing program is a required preventive maintenance operation that cleans the water mains and allows the District to provide better service to our customers. During the flushing period, please do laundry only in the evenings or on the weekend and endure that you have sufficient water for the day. In no case will responsibility be accepted by the Qualicum Bay Horne Lake Water District for any damage arising out of the use of discoloured water. Any questions regarding water main flushing should be directed to the Office at 250-757-8507.

YOU CAME THROUGH Enormous thank you’s to all my growing “family of sponsors� who generously wracked up a remarkable $2,236 for our less fortunate four legged friends during our Pause for a Cause event. Doggie Ruby and I are most grateful. MARGARET LONSDALE Parksville

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The week of October 12-18, 2012 ARIES What you offer others will be mirrored with opportunities to move towards your goals. TAURUS Home, personal finances and taking care of your emotional and physical wellness should take top priority. GEMINI Take a creative or unusual approach to any joint venture you decide to get involved in. CANCER Your desire to share your emotional outlook will bring you to a realization regarding a partnership. LEO Put important relationships first or you may face a standoff due to a lack of attention or understanding. VIRGO Good fortune is heading your way, and greater opportunities to travel. ANSWER TO CROSSWORD PUZZLE NO. 637

LIBRA This week you’ll make a move or network with people who can alter your future. SCORPIO Indulge in exploring new avenues that can improve your current lifestyle. SAGITTARIUS Having a space that is conducive to your creative pastimes will ease your stress and make you happy. CAPRICORN Share your thoughts but not your feelings. Keep your secrets private to avoid someone taking advantage of your vulnerabilities. AQUARIUS A short trip to get up knowledge that will help you advance will pay high dividends. PISCES Take action on your goals, get moving and most of all follow your heart. ANSWER TO SUDOKU PUZZLE NO. 374

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designation to access heritage-type grants.” Manson also said when a heritage designation is given to a building it restricts the use of that building. The building is co-owned by another organization—The Parksville and District Association for Community Living (PDACL)—and they would have to agree to the designation and the restrictions that come with it, he said. This

would devalue the building as no changes would be allowed to the outside of the building, Manson explained. There are many unanswered questions, Manson said, but the building could still get the designation if everybody involved was on-board. But he thought OCAC should perhaps be focusing more on getting operating funds. “Capital grants are no good if you can’t operate it, they need operating money,” he said. Barb Read, executive director with PDACL, said she wasn’t sure heritage designation would be in the best interest of the association. She said PDACL wanted to take over the MAC building and reno-

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tion would also help their application for a $110,000 Community Fisheries Development grant, Dare said, and she was told the powers-that-be would look on a proposal from a heritage building “kindly”. This money and other grants could be matched by a federal legacy grant, and could add up to $315,000. Although Dare said the heritage designation would be helpful for the MAC, Fred Manson, Chief Administrative Officer with the City of Parksville, disagreed. “There’s really no downside for it not being a heritage building as far as any of their applications are concerned,” he said. “Everything I’ve been told, you don’t need to have heritage

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Moving forward with that goal, the next step for the OCAC is to demonstrate they have community support, she said. The Parksville Residents Association has agreed to ask for heritage designation and OCAC will most likely be drawing up a petition for community members to sign. Besides the money to help refurbish the MAC, heritage designation would help draw tourists, Dare said, and keep the building looking nice for everyone to enjoy. “If we got heritage status and the funding that came with it, then we’re going to present best face possible for tourists and of course also for residents.”

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Local innovators hope for MISTIC District 69 businesses Leemar Excavator Components and Buddyrider up for award Two District 69 businesses are finalists in separate categories for the this year’s science and technology innovation awards. Leemar Excavator Components of Parksville and Buddyrider of Errington are among 17 finalists in six categories for this year’s Mid-Island Science, Technology and Innovation Council (MISTIC) Innovation Awards, which will be handed out Nov. 2 in Nanaimo (tickets are $90 and can be purchased online through www.misticawards.com). Errington Volunteer Fire Chief Colin Catton’s invention, the Buddyrider, has been getting a lot of media attention this year, and may be on a future episode of the popular CBC program, The Dragon’s Den (appearances on the show are kept secret until aired). Catton’s dog seat for a bicycle, and his business, have been

nominated in Innovative StartUp of the Year category for the MISTIC awards. Leemar has been nominated in the category of Environmental Excellence. The company was established in 1986 in Parksville and serves the Vancouver Island logging industry as a manufacturer of specialized logging and road-building equipment. “Over the course of its 25 years, the focus has changed to specializing in the rebuilding of components for hydraulic excavators,” says the company’s website. “Currently, the company occupies over 80,000 square feet of re-manufacturing area, including office for administration, warehousing and bays for welding, cleaning and dismantling of excavators. Our facility is equipped with sophisticated, state of the art equipment and a NEWS FILE PHOTO knowledgeable staff with many Errington Fire Chief Colin Catton and his dog Jack years of experience.” are still waiting to see if the CBC Dragons’ Den - NEWS Staff segment about his bicycle pet seat will air.

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Owner Debbie Ryan enjoys helping her customers find just the right footwear for any occasion.

For Debbie Ryan, owning her own business – and the products she sells there – just felt right. Debbie owns The Shoe Inn, a Qualicum Beach institution for the last 12 years. Located on Memorial Avenue in the downtown core,The Shoe Inn has an excellent reputation - built by Debbie herself. “I really enjoy working with people and the shoes are fun too,� she explains. “With an understanding of the footwear business, that experience helps me understand my customer base.� Debbie was in the wholesale business for 15 years as well. She knows the buying process, which helps her score the best finds in stylish footwear and accessories. “I enjoy finding the right product,� she says, “something that my customers love and really works for them.� Over the last decade, Debbie has worked hard to establish The Shoe Inn in Qualicum Beach as the place to go for footwear. She faced challenges early on, committing to being self-employed and finding the perfect combination of fashion, style and comfort: “Couture Comfort.� “I have been fortunate to find great staff that consistently deliver the best in customer service.� Keeping them on staff means treating them well, she says. “I provide high quality products with a warm, comfortable atmosphere,� Debbie says. “We are attentive to the needs of the customer and we remain involved in the community.�

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Those aspects ensure The Shoe Inn sets itself apart in the community. “We offer a pleasant shopping experience,â€? she continues, “A customer once said ‘it’s always a nice experience to come into the store‌ and she has nice shoes, too!â€? Debbie enjoys working with other people, networking among her peers and drawing on the expertise and assistance of good friends. And she has a lot of friends in the mid-Island, as her extra time outside of work keeps her active in the community. She is a musician in her spare time, and performs at many local and Island events and shows. Debbie has even made the foray into local live theatre and is involved with the annual Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce fundraising gala, and has made many donations to various local causes. The Shoe Inn itself is also a ticket outlet for local events. Debbie would advise others looking to get into their own business to make sure they research well their chosen area of expertise. As well, she urges people to do their homework and know the local demographics. “I sincerely want the best for my customers,â€? she concludes. Stop by The Shoe Inn. They now have a fine selection of Fall boots and footwear and Garneau washable sheepskin slippers in stock.

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Establishing a positive presence in the community The Beach Club Resort’s general manager, Shawna Broekhuizen has consistently taken a proactive approach to working with local government and businesses to improve the tourism profile of both the resort and Parksville as a whole. Partnering with other area resort and sitting on the boards of The Parksville Chamber of Commerce, The Oceanside Tourism Association and Parksville Downtown Business Association, she has taken an active role in ensuring a viable tourism industry for Parksville. Volunteerism and donations are a focus in the resort’s history as they worked to become a valuable member of the Vancouver Island tourism community. The resort has been a key sponsor of high-profile festivals while donating $50,000 to Canadian charities and fundraisers. The resort has taken special care to create strong branding and worked with local communications companies in designing consistent, recognizable and high quality branding. Their sales kit and marketing collateral already stands out in the industry and has been nominated for multiple printing and design awards. Believing in establishing a positive presence in the community, the resort has hosted a variety of exciting events throughout their inaugural year, including charitable fundraisers, the Annual Parksville Uncorked Wine and Food Festival, Swirl and Winemakers Dinners. The Parkville area is quickly becoming known as the newest hot spot for wine lovers, thanks in large part to the efforts of General Manager and the team at The Beach Club Resort. This has been a busy year for Shawna, while com-

pleting her Masters Degree in Tourism through Royal Roads University she will now bring her team through a transition in management companies. Bellstar Hotels & Resorts was excited to announce that The Beach Club Resort in Parksville, British Columbia will become part of the Bellstar family of resorts on January 1st, 2013. Recently, the Owners Association selected Bellstar to take on the management of the resort after the developer, Pacific Beach Group, successfully operated it since opening in 2008. The Beach Club Resort will be one of Bellstar’s flagship properties amongst Bellstar’s portfolio of hotels, resorts and private homes in British Columbia and Alberta. Bellstar manages and develops destination resorts and boutique hotels in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains and in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley and Coastal Regions. The boutique hospitality brand combines award-winning service, employment standards and marketing excellence to deliver exceptional resort experiences for guests and owners alike. For more information on Bellstar, visit www.bellstar.ca. “The Beach Club Resort is an excellent addition to the Bellstar family of resorts in BC. It’s another great destination for our guests to enjoy luxurious oceanfront accommodation on one of Canada’s finest beaches,� says Ed Romanowski, CEO of Bellstar Group. “ “In line with all Bellstar properties, an exceptional guest experience is our highest mandate and our guests can expect the high quality of their resort experiences to be maintained,� added Shawna Broekhuizen, General Manager at the resort. “This is sure to be an exciting year for the resort and for Tourism in the community as a whole�.

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A family run business where everyone is welcome including four legged shoppers, Bosley’s Pet Food Plus has been providing outstanding service since the day their doors opened in Parksville in June 2011. The full service pet food and accessory store has three very knowledgeable women at the helm working as a team which allows them to meet the individual requirements of each of their valued customers. There is no denying that Sue Battle and her daughters Keri Carson and Brianne Carson have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to pet nutrition but most of all they are big time pet lovers. “We truly love animals. We strive to treat each customer and their pets as individuals and cater to the needs that suit their lifestyle and budget,� stated Sue who added, “Among the three of us we have experience in all facets of pet nutrition. I think it is important that we try to find the right food for each individual pet and their owner that meets their budget.� For example she pointed out that one Pug might not eat the same as another Pug and one pet owner may have a bigger budget to spend on food where as others do not. “We want to make sure that every animal gets the best for their individual situation.� Brianne has worked in the pet industry for over 10 years and continually researches natural products that will enhance their lives. Keri was a certified pest technician for five years so her knowledge of fleas and ticks is amazing. Sue has many years experience within the medi-

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What a friend:

Garry Olavi Liimatta

Our beloved Garry passed away peacefully on Friday afternoon, September 28, 2012, at Eagle Park Residence in Qualicum Beach, B.C. He was sixty eight years young. Born in Oulu, Finland, Garry came to Canada with his parents Helmi and Jaakko Liimatta, moving to Kyuquot, B.C., a small fishing village on Vancouver Islands wild west coast. He grew up loving the ocean and being out on it. By the age of eighteen, he had his own boat, The Anaa L. Commercial fishing was his life, and generally messing about on boats. He had also become a shipwright, having attended Burnaby Tech, and worked on many wooden boats over the years. In 1993, he and Liz Waring became reacquainted, having originally met in the mid 60’s. They lived together blissfully for twenty years, enjoying their home and property and all the creatures large and small that shared the land. When Garry planted his veggie garden, it was for all of us, including deer, rabbits, yes, even slugs. He enjoyed working on the property, building a Finnish Sauna, a large shop, a garage and rental house. Those people fortunate to have Garry in their lives, knew what a kind, gentle, generous man he was, who loved good times with his pals, of which he had many. Curling and golf were his past times and he was very proud of the hole in one he scored at Arrowsmith Golf club. Garry was predeceased by his mother and father and sister Meeri. He is survived by his children, Jack (Renatta), Marie (Mike), Patty (Mike) and Joe, and five grandchildren, Adriana and Wyatt, Liam and Sean, and Leila. Being part of a blended family, Garry also leaves behind his “Sweetie” Liz and her children Nicky (Hugh) and Tim (Jody) and grandchildren Dionne, Drew, Hannah, Matson and Nathan. Brothers Allan and Norman, and sisters Leila, Linda, Nina and Inga also survive Garry.

Garry’s family thank the staff at Eagle Park who cared for him. You were his “earth angels” and your patience and thoughtful caring was remarkable. Thank you all very much. We were so fortunate to have Garry stay with you. As his good pal Earl said: “They don’t come any better than him”. A celebration of Garry’s life will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Pacific Coast Wild Salmon Society, Box 339, Sointula, B.C. V0N 3E0.

C. Dennis Goddard

October 1, 2012 Dennis, born in Vancouver, attended schools across Canada, finished with his law degree (UBC 1972) and became a well-respected senior partner in a prestigious Vancouver law firm. In 1976 Dennis married the love of his life, Milly, who shared his joy in hiking and mountaineering. Dennis’s other passions were fast cars, history, reading, golfing, cycling, and photography. In 1994 he and Milly made a major lifestyle change, moving to Valemount where he became the Village Administrator. They enjoyed 12 great years by the Rocky Mountains. They retired to Qualicum Beach where they hiked, cycled and golfed. After a year long struggle with cancer he died at too young an age. He is survived by his loving wife, Milly, Aunt Arta, cousins, and numerous friends who will miss his warmth and humour. Deckhand, driver, lawyer, administrator, community leader and faithful husband, Dennis was truly a man for all seasons. Celebration of Life, October 20 at 1:00pm at Yates Funeral Home, Parksville. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Nanaimo Hospital Foundation, Palliative Care or Oceanside Hospice Society in Qualicum Beach. Details at www.yatesfuneral.ca.

BURTON, Alexander David Arthur May 5, 1924 - Sept 29, 2012 It is with great sadness we announce David passed quietly away on Sept 29 with family at his bedside, succumbing to injuries he received when struck in a crosswalk. David was born in Abernathy, Saskatchewan, but soon moved with his parents to BC and grew up farming in the Peace region. In 1943 he enlisted in the RCAF and spent the war as an armourer in fighter-bomber Wing 144, landing in Normandy the week after D-day. After the war, he tried his hand at farming before rejoining the RCAF as an airframe mechanic, later moving back to Vancouver. In 1975 he married Brynice Agnew, becoming father to Tom (Leilani), Susan (Dick), and Cathy; and later grandfather to Colin (Shirley) and Laura, great grandfather to Ian. Following the death of his beloved Brynice in 2005, David moved to Qualicum Beach and became an active member of the QB Lawn Bowling club. He especially enjoyed working in the kitchens at both the club and QB Senior’s Center. David was always active, at age 61 he completed the Vancouver Marathon, and at age 81 & 82 completed the Parksville 10km run. In 2011, David moved into the new Hustwick Place in Parksville, but remained involved in Qualicum Beach. He will be sorely missed by many friends and acquaintances in both Parksville and Qualicum. His family will miss his desire to make others happy, his zest for living, his infectious sense of humour and his love. Heartfelt thank you to QB Lawn Bowling for their tribute.

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Kathleen “Kay” Winifred Swanson September 7, 1913 – September 17, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kay Swanson at Trillium Lodge, Parksville after a long and happy life. Kay was born in Montreal to Thomas Kidd Lewis and Margaret Emily Lewis (Downes). She lived and worked in Montreal prior to moving west to marry Carl Swanson. They were married in Vancouver on September 25, 1946 and started their life together in Rossland where Carl owned his barber shop. They moved to Anderson Street in Nelson where Kay was a resident for the next 42 years. Active in the community, she served as Sunday school superintendent at St. Paul’s Trinity United Church, registrar for Camp Koolaree, Nelson Minor Hockey executive board and keeper of Nelson’s supply of Girl Guide cookies. Kay was a member of the Stitch and Chatter Club, the 56 Church Group and Beta Sigma Phi. Along with Carl, she was a fan and season ticket holder for the Nelson Maple Leafs. Together they belonged to the Silver Slipper Dance Club and sang in the Fairview United Church choir. She enjoyed camping, swimming and skiing with her family. After Carl’s passing in 1993, Kay moved to Parksville and lived at Trillium Lodge for 16 years. Kay is survived by her son Jim Swanson and wife Pam of Parksville and daughter Vida Fisher and husband David of Stanwood, Michigan; grandchildren Katherine Fisher MacDonald and husband Jeremy, David Swanson and Steven Swanson; great grandsons Hank and Walter MacDonald; and nieces and nephews. Kay is pre-deceased by her husband, Carl; grandson, Owen Fisher; parents, Thomas and Margaret Lewis; brother, T. Denton Lewis and sister-in-law, Mary. Kay is remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Brad Bell and the staff at Trillium Lodge for their outstanding care and the kindness Kay received. A celebration of Kay’s life will be held at a later date in Nelson.

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Mrs. Jean Meston (Banack) MRS. JEAN MESTON (Banack) of Parksville, BC formerly of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Hugh Meston, passed away on Friday, October 5, 2012 at the age of 63 years. A Funeral Service was held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 Street South, Lethbridge, with Valerie Martell-Kostiuk, officiating. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels Ltd. 1-800-382-2901.

RE:The Estate of James Dalgleish Purdon, also known as James D. Purdon, also known as James Purdon, Deceased, formerly of #123-650 Berwick Road, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia. Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of James Dalgleish Purdon, also known as James D. Purdon, also known as James Purdon, Deceased are here by notiďŹ ed under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to Cameron Douglas Purdon, the Executor of the Estate, c/o Rodway & Perry, at P.O. Box 138, Qualicum Beach, B.C. V9KlS7 on or before November 13, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. Cameron Douglas Purdon Executor

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Our Mum, grandmother, great grandmother and friend known as Gigi, BB, Babe, Bevie and Bev has passed away. Beverly died peacefully at dawn on September 26th in the comfort of her two loving children Greg and Michele. She is survived by her loving sisterin-law Mary McKeage, her family and the Bayntons in Alberta, including Bruce and Barb who were all a big part of Beverlyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life, as was her life long friend and bridesmaid Janet Bingham. Beverly was born in Petaluma, California and moved to Vancouver Island in 1942 where she graduated from Strathcona College. One of Beverlyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great passions was singing, which she did for many years with The Victoria chapter of Sweet Adelineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. This special group of women filled her heart and life with music as well as wonderful friendships. She also loved the water and became a competent boater. Beverly particularly loved the Gulf Islands. She held a special place in her heart for the care of dogs and was an advocate for the SPCA. Beverly was witty with a great sense of humour and had a wonderful appreciation for the beauty of nature. Not so long ago Beverly said her fondest memories were of her family, close friends, Sweet Adelineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and the time spent on the water. Although the last few years were tough for her, Beverly tackled everything life threw at her with a smile and a fierce determination that only she could pull off. Beverly has left us all with an abundance of cherished memories of her love of life and ability to live her life authentically. The family would like to extend their gratitude for the exceptional and loving care Beverly received from the staff at Qualicum Manor in Qualicum Beach.

In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers donations may be made in Memory of Beverly Baynton to the SPCA. A Celebration of Life will take place Saturday, October 20th, 1-3pm at the Old Dutch Inn, 2690 Island Highway, Qualicum Beach.

To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesfuneral.ca YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTING POSITION

HELP WANTED

ART/MUSIC/DANCING

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

An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilďŹ eld 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.

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INFORMATION

PERSONAL SERVICES

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

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

COMPUTER SERVICES BUYDENS Computer Services Offering PC Repair and Personal Tutoring From Nanoose to Deep Bay

In your own home on your own instrument

Call Kevin 250-240-7372

KEITH CLARKE 1-250-743-9669

FINANCIAL SERVICES 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

CDA/RECEPTIONIST is needed immediately in Parksville. 4 days/week. (250)954-0193. HOUSE KEEPING and Gardening. Looking for someone part time to house keep and garden. Call 250-228-0070

Scott @ 250-821-1994.

INSULATOR TRAINEE, $12$20/hr depending on exp. Must

DRYWALL

have drivers license & able to work in crawl spaces & attics.

Job is based out of Parksville. Fax resume to 250-248-4952.

INFORMATION

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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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BAYNTON, Beverly Vivienne (Chadwick)

WORK WANTED

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Apply online! IHEschool.com 1-866-399-3853

BUSY Lower Mainland tire shop is looking for an Experienced Service Truck Tire Technician. Your own Service Truck is preferable but not necessary. Top Wages Paid. Please send inquiries to tireshop1234@hotmail.com

MEDICAL HEALTH

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

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

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

CRAFT FAIRS

CRAFT FAIRS

Stanford Place

CRAFTERS WANTED Call 951-0811 ext 1131

Sat. November 3rd 11am - 3pm 250 Craig St, Parksville CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES TUITION-FREE TRAINING NANAIMO

Employment Skills Access Program

Are you unemployed? x Building Service Worker - Starts Oct 22, 2012 x Low Energy Electrical - Starts Nov 5, 2012 Eligibility: x Unemployed: Cannot be attached to EI in the past three years or past five years for a Maternity/Parental claim. For more details check our website: http://www.viu.ca/ce/courses/esa.asp

Seats are limited â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Act NOW Interested parties should contact: Marion Knost, ESA Program Manager Telephone: 250 740-6364 Email: marion.knost@viu.ca


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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

PETS

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

GARDENING

PETS

BUILDING SUPPLIES

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

FOR SALE BY OWNER

TREE PRUNING HEDGE/SHRUB MAINTENANCE

BOOKS NEEDED TO HELP CATS. CatSpan needs your recent, high quality books, CDs & DVDs to raise money for feral cats. NO text books, sets, encyclopedias, Readers Digest condensed, hard cover fiction, magazines or out of date/poor condition books. Drop off at Petsville (NOTE new location 162 Harrison across from Parksville Medical Clinic), Pharmasave (Parksville), Royal LePage (Red Gap), & Qualicum Animal Hospital (Memorial). Info at 250248-6095 or email nanoosecatspan@gmail.com THANK YOU

Rebar For Sale

PORTABLE “AQUATIC” Bath lift. Seldom used. Cost $2,000. Sell for $500. 250-752-8272

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

h t t p : // c a r e e r s . n i c . b c . c a

Ivan 250-758-0371

Instructor(s), Practical Nurse Program Posting #100420/100421/100422 Port Alberni Campus Please go to http://careers.nic.bc.ca for further criteria, required qualifications and information on how to apply to these postings.

TRADES, TECHNICAL

TRADES, TECHNICAL

www.eucalyptusdesign.ca

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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

APPLIANCES

MOVING & STORAGE

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE

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.

$$ CASH PAID $$ for NEWER FRIDGES, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS etc.

PAINTING

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:

AP/AR Relief Clerk Sales Representative Sr Infrastructure Support Analyst Heavy Duty Mechanics Certified Millwrights Millwright/Planerman Tech

BELLEVUE RECONDITIONED APPLIANCES

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.

Sales & Service. FULL WARRANTY. Large Showroom

1040 BELLEVUE ROAD

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

Parksville 250-248-8251

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Dental Assistant II Program will prepare graduates to meet or exceed the requirements for a Dental Assistant Level II in British Columbia. As a dependable and approachable person, you’ve always been drawn to jobs that involve working with people. Thanks to your hands-on training at Discovery Community College, you will become an integral part of a team in your new career as a Dental Assistant. Your patients will depend on you for quality treatment, advise, and comfort as you assist the dentist and carry

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

STALLION PINE Shavings, Stallion Giddy up pine pellet bedding, Okanagan premium heating pellets, clean burn heating pellets. Delivery available. Call: 250-757-9232

BOWFLEX POWER Pro Trainer, $500. Sears Freesport Treadmill, $500. Sears kingsize, top of the line latex mattress, hardly used. $750. Call (250)586-8027.

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

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? MEDI-CHAIRbrand new, $30. 6 interesting lamps starting $5 to $20. Convair HD fan/humidifier, $40. 2 regular fans. Hearing/Visually Impaired phone, $15. Night table, $25, two TV/stereo stands. Call (250)752-8806.

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

FURNITURE APARTMENT SIZE Half moon sectional sofa (3 pcs on caster). 30” high, 32” deep. Pastel colors in fine stripes. Perfect cond. $295. 250-248-9400 CHAIR, BLACK leather, like new, was $400., now $199. obo. (250)752-7098. DINING ROOM set, medium oak, solid wood with 4 chairs and china cabinet. Like new, asking $1200 obo. Call (250)951-0839.

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

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.

USED shipping container, 8’ x 20’ insulated and lined.$3360 firm, includes tax. Delivery not included. Contact ldcoleman@shaw.ca, or phone 250.248.2097.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

FOR SALE BY OWNER LONG LAKE CONDO Great location 2bdrm, 2bath, 1400sq.ft., in-suite lndry, brkfst nook, new appli’s, walk-in closets, nice deck. $275,000. (250)585-2289

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Qualifications include:

Accounting & Finance Certificate Computer Business Applications Business Admin Office Administration Certificate

Call or go Online for more information Starts October in Parksville

Funding may be available.

Funding may be available.

Your Career Starts Here

250-468-7777

www.discoverycommunitycollege.com

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

AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS

Cindy MacIssac, Graduate

Choose from Business Courses in...

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

REAL ESTATE

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

Is a Dental Health Career Right for You? Call or go Online for more information

250-468-7777

SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

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

“I had an interview the day of graduation and was hired on the spot. I never thought I would see a paycheck like that!”

Is a Business Career Right for You?

www.discoverycommunitycollege.com

FUEL/FIREWOOD

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

out chairside procedures.

Your Career Starts Here

WII SPORTS GAME, By Nintendo, with 2 monitors, nearly new, $99. (250)752-7098.

QUEEN SIZE Hide-A-Bed (Ikea), in very good condition, beige colour. Asking $295 obo. Call (250)585-8998.

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

Make This The Year You Could Get A Dental Health Career

FRIENDLY FRANK

NOT a GARAGE sale. Well upholstered furniture set golden green muted, $1400. set of 3 - must see to appreciate. Table, lamps, sheers, many other items. Good quality. 250-586-8922.

WFP offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence to:

BC’s #1 employer is Health Care

250-954-5704

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

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

http://www.westernforest.com/building-value/our-people-employment/careers

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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

TOOLS

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

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

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 Incredible 5 acre treed PARK-LIKE PROPERTY with Well-Maintained Furnished Home 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm, 2 bath. Extremely close to Pristine Cowichan Lake, in the town of Caycuse. Perfect for recreational property or full time living. Motivated seller $378,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387 smartytwo@hotmail.com

CUT YOUR DEBT BY UP TO 70%! Debt Forgiveness Program Avoid Bankruptcy, Stops Creditor Calls, Much Lower Payments at 0% Interest. We work for YOU, not your creditors!

Call Sue: 1.888.545.2438 Email: sueg@4pillars.ca www.midisledebt.ca


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REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

HOUSES FOR SALE

HOUSES FOR SALE

HOMES WANTED

APARTMENT/CONDO

MOBILE HOMES & PADS

HOMES FOR RENT

SUITES, LOWER

WE BUY HOUSES

QUALICUM: 1 bdrm apt w/ocean view, parking at the door. $700/mo inclds all util’s. Avail Nov. 1. 250-752-3333.

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

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

WE’RE ON THE WEB

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

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

Call: 1-250-616-9053 www.webuyhomesbc.com

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO Available Now 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.

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 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.

APARTMENTS FURNISHED

AVAIL NOV. 1st. 2-bdrm + den condo, downtown Qualicum. 5 appl’s. N/S, N/P. Longterm tenancy preferred. $950./mo. (250)248-7612.

QUALICUM 50+ furnished small apt avail from Nov May. $450. Call 250-228-0518 or animacg@hotmail.com

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.

COTTAGES

ONE MONTH FREE! MOVE in NOW! DON’T PAY TIL NOV 15th: Emerald Estates (Parksville) 50+ Independent Supportive Seniors. 1 & 2 bdrm patio suites. Walk to beach & shops. Housekeeping incl. Meals optl. $1100-$1600. 250-468-1465. skylarkcarriagehomes@gmail.com

PARKSVILLE, LUXURIOUS 2 bdrm condo, 2 bath, fireplace, patio, prkg incl’d, $1100 mo + utils. Call (250)713-1025.

COOMBS- 1 bdrm house with woodstove, near butterfly world, N/P, N/S $675/mo + utils. 250-752-7596. Avail now! 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.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES PARKSVILLE- 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath. Avail Nov 1. 55+ bldg. NP/NS. $800. 1(403)942-3752

PARKSVILLE APT- 2 bdrms, grd flr in quiet 4-plex, F/S, D/W, free laundry. $699. Avail now or Nov 1. 250-954-7435.

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. (7 kms from) 1 bdrm apt in Heritage building. NS/NP. $450. + utils. Avail. Nov. 1st. 250-954-4018.

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

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GARAGE SALES

EAGLECREST 1164 Pintail Dr. Oct 13 (8-12). Earlybirds welcome.

QUALICUM BAY Lighthouse Community Centre. 240 Lions way, Qualicum Bay, B.C. Date: Oct. 14th., 2012, 8am to 12 noon. Pancake Breakfast and Flea Market. Entertainment & small animal swap. Tables: $8.00 Rain or Shine. Ph: 250-757-8481 or 250-7579938. QUALICUM BEACH343 Poplar Ave. Sat. Oct, 13 (8am-11:30am). Reno items, light fixtures, carpet, TV stand, lamps and more. QUALICUM, ROTARY Hall,(Beach/Fern) Sat. Oct. 13th. 9am - 3pm. Fundraiser for the children of Haiti!

PARKSVILLE- 114 Ford Ave, Sat, Oct 13, 9-2pm. Lots of free stuff! PARKSVILLE, 740 Foster Ave. Sat. Oct. 13th. (7:30 - 12) Year end Sale! Something for everyone. Rain or Shine!! PARKSVILLE EAGLES FOE # 3922 Garage Sale / Flea Market. Sat. Oct. 13th. 9 am - 1 pm Eagles Hall (behind Pioneer Plaza) Over 20 tables: video games, records, sports memorabilia, crafts,tools, baked goods, etc. PARKSVILLE. ESTATE Sale. Fri. Oct. 12, 1-7pm, Sat. & Sun. Oct 13 & 14, 8am-4pm. Antiques, china, 1972 Ford F250, home decor, furniture, shop tools, garage contents, dining room suite & much more! 1686 Admiral Tryon. QUALICUM BEACH240 Crescent Road East, Sun, Oct 13, 9am-1pm. Household, riding birches & tack, antiques, furniture, books & garden stuff.

SMART MOVE ESTATE SALES 1145 Sunrise Dr Chartwell, QB Oct 17, 18 & 19 470 Eagle Crest Drive, Eagle Crest, Qualicum Oct 24, 25 & 26 Wed, Thurs, Fri 10am-3pm. Sales you don’t want to miss! Check our website for item details:

www.smartmoveservices.ca

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

HOMES FOR RENT BRIGHT 3-BDRM duplex in Q.B. Walk to schools, pool & shopping. Laundry room, insuite garage, large back deck, private fully fenced yard. N/S, pets neg. $950. Avail. Nov. 1st. Call (250)752-7404 or 250-951-1290. ERRINGTON BY the falls: Bachelor cabin with loft sleeping space, $750/mo. incls. laundry, hydro, internet. Avail Nov. 1, NS/NP. (250)951-9621 HOME ON 1 acre beautifully landscaped lot on Corcan Road available for rent November 1st. Eighteen hundred square feet plus basement, 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, bright open kitchen, large master suite, wood stove, garage. $1300 plus utilities. Call 250954-9000 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, 2 bath, close to beach & all amenities, natural gas F/P. $1100+ utils. 1(306)461-3550. 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 PARKSVILLE, 4 bdrm, 2 bath rancher, excellent condition, all appl’s + gas f/p, covered patio & sunroom, fully fenced yard, garden areas, great location close to Wembley Mall & all schools. Pets OK on approval, N/S, $1600 + util. Avail immed. Call 250-954-2254

PARKSVILLE, 3 bdrm, N/S, N/P, Avail. Oct. 15th. $1200 p/m incl. sat. TV, Hydro. Call 250-248-4074 RENT YOUR HOME! Owner & Tenant Management Services Nanoose to Bowser View current rentals On our website: www.remax-first-bc.ca 250-248-1071 1-888-243-1071 propmgmt@remax-firstbc.ca Ron Limer Managing Broker Val Lambert Property Manager 21 - 826 W. Island Hwy Parksville, B.C., V9P 2B7

Wendy Hofforth, Property Manager Rental Properties Nanoose Bay/Parksville/ Qualicum Beach For current rentals please check my website: www.vanislandrealty.com 124 Craig St., P.O. Box 460 Parksville, B.C. V9P 2G6 Toll Free: 1-866-386-2735 e-mail: cbpropertymanage ment@shaw.ca

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.

Q.B. BRIGHT furn 3 bdrm rancher, nr beach, $1250+ util’s. NS/NP (604)240-1069. QUALICUM BEACH 3 bdrm cedar log home with garage; near ocean. Furnished or nonfurnished. NS/NP. References required. Phone 403-507-0311 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 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 QUALICUM RANCHER- On crawl space, dbl garage, sunroom, hardwood floors, 2 bdrm + den, 2 bath, 4 appls. Gorgeous mountain view. NS/NP. $1000 mo. Avail Nov. 1st. 250-752-1693, 250-228-9891.

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

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Thirty-three years ago Qualicum Beach resident Robin Pearson and a couple of his running cronies decided it was time Victoria hosted its own marathon. Fast forward to last Saturday and Pearson, 65, was front and centre at the Fairmont Empress’ Crystal Ballroom being introduced as a founder “and a pioneer” of the Royal Victoria Marathon (renamed last year the Good Life Fitness Victoria Marathon) as a special guest at the annaul gala carbo-loading dinner the night before the race. “I grew up in Victoria and was running marathons at the time with a small group; we would run Vancouver, Portland, wherever we could find (a distance race). We would run trails, we did all kinds of stuff,” he recently told The News. Around then he said that he and two others — Alex Marshall and the late Bruce ‘Gunner’ Shaw — started talking about a Victoria marathon. “Originally we just ran for the YM/YWCA, and then in 1978 the three of us formed the Prairie Inn Harriers,” he explained, rightfully proud that what began with a team of three has grown to the largest running club on the Island numbering nearly 800. “I guess we’d been running the club a couple years, and Alex and myself really wanted a marathon in Victoria. So I drew up a map of a course,” he recalled and laid out a dogeared photocopy of the original. “When I started this I thought okay, there’s about 12 of us in Victoria that run distance, and I thought if we can get a few guys from Vancouver, maybe a few from Seattle, you know maybe get a hundred guys,” he chuckled. “I had no idea it would be like this.” Pressed for some insight into his passion for the sport, Pearson was, as always, as modest as he is honest when he said “I was a very good runner, but I was just back of the elites. On a really good day I could see the elite runners at the finish, and on a not so good day I’d be leading the second pack.” The sport, he said, “was a huge part of my life — I defined myself as a runner for quite a while.” Pearson said it took about two years to pull what became known simply as ‘the Royal Vic’ together, and yes the logistics were tricky. Longtime Island runner and legendary mentor Bob

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Reid has been on the race committee since it was formed and has been the race director for years. A past-president of the Victoria Marathon Society, he was also the first person to join the Harriers — of which he is the current president and still an active member — after the original three, and it was Reid who wrote the speech for Saturday’s big gala, which was presented by Steve King, the voice of B.C. running. The inaugural Royal Victoria Marathon was held Sept. 20, 1980 and was billed as ‘a Race with Class,’ “which is exactly what it remains.” That year also marked the inaugural Prairie Inn Harriers 8K which Pearson also helped pull together. “It felt great — it was amazing,” Pearson beamed when asked about the emotions connected to that day. Tom Howard won that first race with a time of 2:21.45. Winnipeg’s Thomas Omwenga was the fastest on the day this year at 2:20.41. After the first race the committee put out a training manual — Pearson, the only one of the three founders on that committee, led some of the training groups, and also provided illustrations and photos to the manual. The Royal Victoria Marathon points out Reid, has grown

from 681 finishers in 1980 to a regular field over 12,000 participants. Worth noting is that the Victoria marathon now brings in about $7 million in economic benefits to the city. Pearson was in charge of graphic design, a skill he developed during his career as a draftsman for BC Tel. Around 300 people turned out for the carb loading dinner on Saturday. Making the trip with Robin was his wife Vicki. “He should be very proud of what he did,” she said. A knee injury prevents Pearson from running long distance these days, “but I can sprint, so I play ball and I love it,” he said. Pearson’s PGOSA team has medaled in three of the last four BC Seniors Games. He and Vicki are well know in these parts for their ongoing efforts to provide baseball equipment to the kids of La Manzanilla, Mexico, where they winter. At the gala Pearson was presented the original course map he drew along with a commemorative jacket. “Thank you Robin,” MC King told those on hand at the gala, “for your foresight and for the gift that you have given the thousands of runners that will be taking to the streets of Victoria tomorrow morning.”

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Oceanside’s Save-On-Foods Generals will have some new faces in the lineup this weekend as they take to the ice for three games in three days looking to halt a four game losing streak. “We figured that with a bunch of new kids, with so many rookies in the lineup trying to learn the systems we like to use, we’d get off to a slow start, so we decided to give the kids we had a 10-game trial to see what they

could give us, to see who would fit,” Gens’ fist year assistant coach Rob Gaudreault told The News Thursday. Gaudreault, from Port Alberni, was an assistant coach with Gens’ bench boss Brent Demerais in Port last season where the two guided the Midget Rep Bulldogs to a league title and second place finish on the Island in the Tier 1 playoffs. The Generals are nine games into the VIJHL regular season,

“but we made quite a few changes this week,” said Gaudreault. Forward Shane Dial was moved to the Nanaimo Buccaneers for D-men Darion Pauze and Quinlan Moore. Right winger Will McNamara was also sent to Nanaimo for left winger Robert Cahill. Goalie Josh Alalouf and defenseman Zach MacIntyre were traded to the Kerry Park Islanders for local centerman James Sneddon and the playing rights

of forward Cole Snyder currently on the Islanders reserve list. Sneddon, who came up through Oceanside Minor Hockey, makes his debut with the hometown Gens Friday night. “We’ve been really busy,” confirmed Gaudreault, adding “we as coaches and management thought we’d make these moves to make our team stronger — nothing against the players that were here, we tried to

move them to their home towns, and we’d like to thank them for their hard work and dedication.” The Generals are down Island tonight (Friday) to tangle with the Peninsula Panthers, and return home to Oceanside Place for a weekend set. On Saturday they host the Saanich Braves (7:30 p.m. start) and on Sunday the Comox Valley Glacier Kings are in town for a big North division showdown. Puck drops at 2:30 p.m.


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hat he does when the negative energy into a positive. chips are down, when all Clearly, Joe Chase is a good captain. the breaks seem to be bad, “We’re sticking together,” the hulking 20-yeardefines a leader. old defenceman from Olympia, Wash. told me The Save-On-Foods outside the dressing room after the game. “We’re Oceanside Generals can’t buy a victory on home pissed off in a way that’s pulling us together.” ice. Last Friday night they outplayed the Comox Chase was asked about the lack of success on Valley Nighthawks by a wide margin, only to lose home ice in this young season (one win in five in a shootout. games and a shocking 0-for-19 on the The Generals scored what looked power play). He gave a thoughtful response, one you could tell he had eito be the winning goal less than a ther said to his teammates or would minute into overtime. The referee be doing so soon. had signalled goal and the Gener- By John Harding “It all comes down to mental als poured off the bench in joy to preparation,” the 6-5 blueliner said. celebrate. The coaching staff was “Maybe, it’s guys laying around all already down the tunnel and in the day.” dressing room. Ah, get the message boys? It Hold the phone. The referee, who seems to me like Joe says it’s time was in the best position to make the to change things up on the days of call and did so emphatically, decided he should conference with the home games. Perhaps put the video linesmen, who were in their posigames down, get off the couch, watch tions way out at the blueline when the puck went what you eat, get the proper amount of rest and be in the net. After the chat by the stripes, the goal ready to play? was called off. Soon the Generals were talking The only semi-bad period the Generals had about another loss. last Friday was the first period. And this after getThese players could be excused for feeling hard ting spanked 9-4 only 48 hours earlier in Victoria. done by, for wondering why the hockey gods have That’s curious at best, inexcusable at worst. Something tells me this Saturday night at abandoned them. They could sulk and feel sorry for themselves — their friends, parents and fans Oceanside Place against the Saanich Braves (7:30 p.m. start) will be different — the captain of this would likely sympathize. But a good captain wouldn’t let that happen. A club is going to make sure these young Generals good captain would rally the troops, create some are ready to play. Joe is on the job. John Harding is the editor of the Parksville Qualkind of us-against-the-world atmosphere in the room. A good captain would try to turn all that icum Beach News. E-mail: editor@pqbnews.com.

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Wright show on Monday Canadian country music star Michelle Wright to perform in Qualicum Beach October 15 LISSA ALEXANDER reporter@pqbnews.com

SUBMITTED PHOTO/ DON ROSS

Acclaimed guitarist Don Ross will host a workshop and evening concert during the Islands Luthiers’ Guild’s Guitars By Hand event taking place Oct. 13 at the Errington Hall.

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Don Ross has spent the last 25 years of his life showing his superlative guitar skills to the world, and the Montreal-based musician is coming for an exclusive performance at the Errington Hall this Saturday, Oct. 13. Ross grabbed the country’s attention back in 1988 when he won the U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Competition, and it wouldn’t be the last time he took the prestigious honour. “That really got my career kick started in Canada,” he said. “I was living in downtown Toronto at the time and I went down and beat yanks at their own game, and that got me a lot of press in the Toronto area.” Ross said the event helped get him signed with the prominent Duke Street Records. “It was a pretty exciting time to get discovered,” he said. And just to show them it was no fluke, Ross won that U.S. competition again in 1996. Today he remains the only person to have ever won twice. The guitar first won Ross’ love when he was eight years old and his sister came home with an old Stella acoustic. He came from a musical family and despite cranking out tunes on his guitar, his dad—a classically trained opera singer— was the loudest. “Aside from all the loud singing my dad also played bag-

pipes, being from Scotland, but I love him anyway,” Ross joked. Ross studied music at Toronto’s York University, concentrating on composition, electronic music and sound recording, but his career has been largely focused on solo guitar. He’s been across Canada, the United States, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, China, Australia, Russia and India playing his guitar and has also played with symphony orchestras in Canada and Germany. He has recently released his 14th solo album called Upright and Locked Position, and like all his other albums, he engineered and produced it himself. Ross produces CDs for other artists as well and has made a number of collaborative albums over the years. Besides his trusty acoustic guitar, he can rock the electric, slide dobro, lapsteel and base guitars, among other instruments. Ross will be the feature act at Guitars By Hand at the Errington Hall this Saturday, an exhibition and sale of handcrafted instruments put on by The Islands Luthiers’ Guild. The event is free and runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Ross will teach a workshop on technique from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the hall for $10, tickets available at the Luthiers show. His concert will begin at 8 p.m., tickets are $20 from the Errington Store, Cranky Dog Music in Parksville and Heaven on Earth in Qualicum Beach. For more on Ross visit www. gobyfish.com.

Canadian country music star Michelle Wright is coming to Qualicum Beach for a concert Monday, and she’ll be performing wellloved songs by other music icons. The tour is called Songs from the Hall and it will take Wright to nearly 30 Canadian cities throughout October and November. The music icon will be playing music by other various hall-of-famers to celebrate her own induction into The Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame last year. The music—which ranges from country, pop, soul and rock—is from artists who have inspired Wright throughout her career, like Anne Murray, Merle Haggard, Aretha Franklin and Al Green, along with many of her own greatest hits. Wright will play at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 available from the Qualicum Beach Mulberry Bush Book Store. For more information on Wright visit www. michelle-wright.com.

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Peter McCully, Publisher of The Parksville Qualicum Beach News, is pleased to welcome Linda Adams to The NEWS as a Special Projects Account Representative, offering advertising and marketing assistance on a number of specific advertising features. Linda has worked with other Black Press publications including The Oak Bay News, The Where Victoria Visitors Guide, and specialty programs for groups such as the Victoria Dragonboat Festival and Tall Ships. When not plotting her next renovation project, Linda loves exploring the mid island area, both on foot and in her kayak.

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If there’s anyone who can tell you all about the perils of bottle shock or the issues with oaking, it’s probably Lana L’Herault — but she probably won’t get into it unless you ask. That’s because the last thing the sommelier at The Winery in Coombs wants is to come across like a wine snob. L’Herault is a recent graduate of the gruelling, three-year sommelier course from the International Sommelier Guild, so she knows her stuff and, while she’s not eager to show it, she has honed her taste buds to the point where she can tell you not only which country an unmarked bottle of wine is from, but also from which region of that country. “I should be able to take it right down to the sub-region with wine,” she said. “I can tell not only is this wine Chardonnay from France, but whether it is Burgundy or Chablis, and I can explain why.” Her final exam, she noted, involved 22 blind tastings in 120 minutes. “We had to, for instance, contrast

Arrowsmith Coombs Country and compare south Australian and south New Zealand wines and we needed to know the subsoil, climate, wine styles, relevant vintages and so on, just by tasting the wine,” That’s a pretty impressive store of knowledge and but L’Herault said she is far more interested in finding out what customers like and then steering them towards the product that will please their palette. “The one thing about my training is that I have a lot of knowledge about the wine industry and I’m very grateful to share it,” she said. “Being an approachable sommelier is the goal, whether that be in simple conversations or something else. I don’t want to come across as a wine snob. I guess I’m more of a wine geek.” Although it’s in no way easy to distinguish the various types and varieties of wine apart, an even bigger challenge can be found, she said, in

helping to determine which type of wine a person should make. “It’s hard to classify,” she said. “Wine is so individual, as is taste, so it’s a very personal question. I help the customers with their bottling I really enjoy every day here. I help the customers with their bottling and selecting of the wines. I’m not only helping customers make and bottle the wine, but I get to talk about wine all day.” L’Herault was hired by winery owners Ron and Marsha Bergen, who have been running their outlet on Highway 4A in Coombs for the past 11 years. They did so in a bid to bump up the fun aspect involved in making your own batch of wine. “We hired Lana to work on the professional side of the business and she will set up a Facebook account for us, along with dealing with social media.” Along with the expert advice now available, Bergen said his customers get great prices on top-quality products as well. “Our most expensive wine works out to $7 a bottle and that’s for a very nice wine,” he said.

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Alberta should be sole risk takers in any oil-moving deal CONTINUED FROM PAGE B9

As a layman, I ask myself if that product also contains a residue of sand which would make it highly abrasive and a menace to any pipeline. I haven’t seen that point addressed by the proponents of the pipeline. As for the infallibility of the marine portion of the route, don’t make me

laugh. This is too serious. How many tankers and cruise ships have gone aground in the past 20 years despite all the modern technology? I think the oil belongs to Alberta and they should be the sole recipients of the bounty but they should also be the sole risk takers for the shipment of the stuff.

The solution as I see it is to refine the crude in Alberta and ship the finished petroleum to their markets by train, pipeline, trucks or any other practical means. And don’t swallow the argument that there is an overcapacity of refining in North America. Many times

when the price of gasoline spikes, we are told that it is because some refineries have been shut down for maintenance. Does that sound like overcapacity to you? Harvey Dorval is retired and living in Qualicum Beach. He is a regular columnist in The NEWS.

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