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FOOD PRODUCTION

A plea for cheaper land Julian Fell says new ag plan ‘isn’t going to do anything’ NEIL HORNER

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The Regional District of Nanaimo’s new agricultural plan is a good idea on paper, but it’s not going to accomplish what it set out to do, says one RDN director. Errington-Coombs director Julian Fell said the plan, which still has to be ratified, is it is not going to deliver an increase in food production. “Why have it if it isn’t going to do anything?” he asked. “An agricultural plan for the RDN should have as its goal a large and permanent increase in local food production,” Fell said. “This would be good for the local economy, provide healthier foods, reduce consumption of non-renewable resources and provide food security.” That’s important, he said, because Vancouver Island only has a few days’ supply of food on hand, leaving its residents vulnerable to food shortages in the event of a supply chain disruption. The key issue that needs to be addressed, he said, is the price of farm land, which he said is currently well beyond the means of young families who want to begin their farming career. See $100 G, page A7

TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS

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This could be the last year some community organizations are spared from paying property taxes. Parksville council granted almost $240,000 in tax exemptions at their last meeting and will review the program in light of fiscal pressures. They approved their annual Permissive Taxation Bylaw on Oct. 15, exempting 23 community and not-for-profit organizations from property taxes. See MAJOR, page A7

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PARKSVEGAS: Rob Knight as Elvis stopped by the blackjack table to bring some lady luck to Julianne Sinnott of the Oceanside Tourism Association during the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce gala Saturday night. Sinnott was fine tuning her card skills before heading off to the real Las Vegas on Sunday. For more on gala, please turn to Page 29.

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STARTING POINT Police make arrest in graffiti case NEIL HORNER

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Police are hopeful the rash of graffiti vandalism in Parksville may be coming to an end after they made an arrest in connection to the tagging. Oceanside RCMP Corporal Jesse Foreman said the arrest came on the morning of Oct. 18, when police took a 28-year-old Parksville man into custody. Stephen Trangen was charged with mischief for his alleged involvement in several separate instances of tagging in the Parksville area. He was taken before the Provincial Court in Nanaimo where he was subsequently released on strict conditions, including a curfew. “Tagging has been a costly and unsightly problem for the residents of Oceanside and has unnecessarily used up city employee and police resources,” Foreman said. This was the second arrest in relation to the vandalism and Foreman stressed that police won’t be letting up their guard quite yet. “The Oceanside RCMP are aware that multiple persons are responsible for this rash of graffiti and will continue to investigate, track down offenders and charge them accordingly,” said Foreman, who added that police weren’t able to make the arrest without significant assistance from the public, assistance he said he hopes will continue.

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TOY RIDE TIME AGAIN: Above is a member of the Silver Spurs Riding Club during last year’s toy ride for the Society of Organized Services’ Christmas is for Kids campaign. The ride will loop from Ballenas to the SOS on Morrison and back on Hirst Avenue starting 11:30 a.m. Nov. 18.

SEARCH AND RESCUE

Missing pickers found safe About 25 volunteers from three groups involved in search

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Members of Arrowsmith Search and Rescue scrambled over the hump to Port Alberni on the weekend to aid their colleagues in the search for two missing mushroom pickers. The pair of chanterelle pickers had left Bamfield at noon on Sunday to search for their quarry near Black Lake, near the start of the West Coast Trail. When they didn’t return by 6:30 p.m. friends and neighbours began a search, before calling the RCMP at around 10 p.m. Approximately 25 volunteers from the Alberni Valley, Tofino and Parksville ground search and rescue squads were involved in the search,

as well as 25 more volunteers from the Bamfield community. Arrowsmith Search and Rescue spokesperson Randy Lewis said six members joined in the search for the couple, who were eventually found around 5 p.m. in thick bush near Pachena Bay. “They were out and it got late and dark and so they just hunkered down for the night and walked out the next day,” he said. “They were a little cool, I guess.” Lewis said it’s not unusual for mushroom pickers to become disoriented in the woods and he urged all pickers to bring a compass with them on their expeditions.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 The Parksville Qualicum Beach News

NANOOSE COMMUNITY SERVICES

Golf tourney raises more than $25,000

Nanoose Community Services’ annual golf tournament this year, with major sponsors Coastal Community Credit Union and Fairwinds, raised more than $25,000 for low-income families in the area. Parksville Chrysler donated hole in one insurance and Brian Dugaro from Investors Group offered a $5,000 cash prize for a hole in one. Karen Kenyon at Coast Realty and Island Timberlands were also generous supporters. The live auction featured an autographed Trevor Linden jersey along with an exquisite button blanket and native art prints from the Nanoose First Nation. The silent auction featured a variety of terrific donations from local businesses and artists.

Nanoose Community Services provides a week’s groceries once a month for low income individuals and families living in the area, as well as providing a variety of other services for residents who need help. “We owe all our sponsors a huge ‘thank you,’” said the food bank’s Charlie Brucker. “This money will help us purchase groceries in the months where donations of groceries are slim.” “And a special thank you to Cindy Koutecky and her staff at Coastal Community Credit Union, Jason Burrows and Quality Foods plus the congregation from St. Mary’s Anglican Church, who went all out to make the event a success.” — Submitted/NEWS staff

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Public Health clinics providing free flu shots to people at high risk of complications from influenza are now underway on Vancouver Island. “People who are at highrisk can suffer severe complications or even death from influenza,” said Dr. Dee Hoyano, Medical Health Officer for the Vancouver Island Health Authority. “The most common complication, particularly for elderly people, is pneumonia, an infection of the lungs. Influenza can also lead to other complications for people who have heart, lung or other health conditions.”  Free flu shots are provided

to the following groups: * People 65 years of age and over and their caregivers * Children and adults with chronic health conditions and their household contacts * Health care workers * Emergency responders * Healthy children aged 6-59 months (up to five years) * Household contacts and caregivers of infants and children under five years * Pregnant women who will be in their 3rd trimester during the influenza season * Residents of nursing homes and other chronic care facilities * Owners and operators of

poultry farms * Aboriginal people * People who are very overweight (those with a body mass index of 40 or greater) * Corrections officers and inmates in provincial correctional institutions * Those who provide care or service in potential outbreak settings housing high risk persons (e.g. crew on ships). Flu clinic schedules are available at www.viha.ca/flu, or using the Flu Clinic Locator. For more information about the vaccine, please visit http://immunizebc.ca  or call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1. — Submitted by VIHA

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The Board of Education is engaging in a review of its transportation service to students in the District. The aim of the review is to develop standards and levels of service that are effective, consistent, well understood and cost neutral. In addition, a reduction to Transportation funding from the province may come into effect in the next school year. As part of the review, the Board is seeking input from parents and students who are invited to participate in one or more of three transportation forums which will be held on the following dates: Monday, October 29, 2012 Nanoose Bay Elementary School 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Errington Elementary School 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Thursday, November 1, 2012 Qualicum Beach Elementary School 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm The Board will consider all information from the review and will then make its decisions at a public meeting with a planned implementation for September 2013. These decisions will include direction to staff on specific issues such as the implementation of walk limits, development of bus routes and potential fees that may result.


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NASH CREEK

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Despite his request for help being turned down by the Regional District of Nanaimo, Ken Kirkby isn’t disheartened. Rather, the president of the Nile Creek Enhancement Society said the RDN’s refusal to give the society a water licence for Nash Creek will just spur him to further action higher up the political ladder. At last week’s committee of the whole meeting, RDN directors turned down a request from the society to take out a water license on Nash Creek, opting instead to lobby senior levels of government to change provincial legislation to allow societies to hold the licenses, which they are currently not allowed to do. The request, if granted, would have allowed the society to do restoration work at Nash Creek. “I was brought up to believe you never give up — ever,” Kirkby said. “I’m going to Victoria and I’m going to make some very nice demands,” Kirkby said. “I’m not interested in begging It’s up to us to use the legislature and get the job done according to the methods we have brought about to run a country.” Kirkby suggested the RDN move didn’t come entirely as a surprise, adding the proposal went over better than he anticipated. “Our director (Bill Veenhof) made a valiant effort and there was far more support at the table than I anticipated,” he said. “We are farther down the road than I thought we might be. This is a good news story in the making.”

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CANCER FUNDRAISING: Community giving coordinator of the Canadian Cancer Society Jennifer Sears (left) receives a cheque for $15,500 on Tuesday at The Quality Resort Bayside Parksville Hotel. The money was raised through three sources: the individual effort of Joan LeMoine (front row centre), the Lady Di group (represented by Melanie Shephard in the back row and Noni Smith) and the Parksville Rotary Club represented by organizer Bob Bourgeault, who said his club’s contribution was raised through the their beer and burger night for the Tour de Rock riders. Check www. tourderock.ca for more information or to donate.

FEDERAL POLITICS

Trudeau to visit our region NEIL HORNER

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Dance the night away this weekend with a hot-rod, rockabilly Halloween Dance. Guitar ace Paul Pigat will perform with his band Cousin Harley at the Errington Hall, Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 at Cranky Dog Music in Parksville, Heaven on Earth in Qualicum Beach or at Errington Store. Don’t forget your costume. For more on the group visit www.paulpigat.com. — News Staff

Federal Liberal Party members on Vancouver Island will be joined by people who simply support the party when they vote to elect a new leader, says local constituency president Bill Stewart. The upcoming leadership race officially begins Nov. 14, with voting to take place in April of next year. “What makes this race different from those in the past is that this time supporters of the Liberal Party will be able to vote for our new leader,” Stewart said. “Anyone can become a supporter as long as they are 18 years old, are not a member of another political party and are eligible to vote in federal elections.” He noted that since this new catego-

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ry was added last January, over 30,000 Canadians have signed up as supporters of the Liberal Party of Canada; about 3,500 of them in British Columbia. Stewart said he is starting to see a real sense of excitement that has been lacking from the federal party for quite some time. “Justin Trudeau’s announcement of his run to be leader has certainly brought a lot of attention to the race,” he said. He also said Trudeau isn’t the only candidate in the race. “Two other Party members are official candidates: Alex Burton – a Vancouver lawyer and crown prosecutor, and Deborah Coyne – a constitutional lawyer, professor and author,” he said. “Several others are presently testing the

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waters and could be announcing their candidacy by the Nov. 14 deadline.” Among these, he said, is Marc Garneau — a retired military officer, former astronaut and engineer. The Central Vancouver ridings of Nanaimo-Cowichan and Nanaimo-Alberni will be kicking off the leadership race with the visit of Deborah Coyne on Oct. 25 from 6 -8 p.m. in the Shaw Lobby of the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. “We plan to host visits by all of the leadership contenders to Nanaimo — yes, even Justin Trudeau —between now and April and welcome everyone to come out and meet them, become a supporter, and vote for the new leader of the Liberal Party of Canada,” he said.


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Having difficulties figuring out an issue with a computer or a new gadget? Good news, there’s a new Technology Leaning Centre open in Parksville and it’s free. It’s a project of Building Learning Together (BLT), a coalition of community partners, individuals, groups, agencies and organizations, and it’s located at Family Place, the new multi-use facility run by the province, the Vancouver Island Health Authority and the School District. The service used to be called The Write Place, located at the property before Family Place opened. Heidi Abbott is the technology

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their product with them on tablets, and transfer information easily to other devices. People can drop in and use the computers at the centre or bring in their own devices to get help. BLT also relaunched their mobile technology centre called the BLT2GO Bus, which takes adult and youth learning programs like music workshops and digital technology support to local libraries and centres. The Music Workshop Series is also being introduced by BLT at Family Place including free lessons on song writing, recording and playing music. Family Place is located at 494 Bay Ave. in Parksville. For more on BLT and its many programs visit www. sd69.bc.ca/programs/BLT.

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learning centre co-ordinator and she said the idea is to create a comfortable environment for people who want to get more done on their computers and learn to use new technology. “I’m most excited about people getting iPhones and tablets and things like that, and they are really using them and excited about it. And it’s opening doors for them,” she said. Elsie Orrin, with RBC Life Sciences, a nutritional supplement company working with stem cell nutrition, was at the new centre with colleagues recently looking for help to make their business more mobile. “We’ve found it tremendously helpful,” she said, explaining that they could now take information about

It was a happy ending last week, as two owls were released back into the wild at Milner Gardens. One owl was discovered about five months ago by a summer student on the Milner Gardens and Woodland property, then just a baby.

“It was It was found on the ground R e c o v e r y out of the nest and it Association found on should have been in the (NIWRA) in the ground nest still. Errington. out of the JULIE MACKEY A f t e r nest and phoning NIit should WRA, Milhave been ner Gardens’ in the nest still,” said Julie Mackey, as- staff were given instructions sistant manager of centre to wrap the owl up and bring at the North Island Wildlife it to the centre.

Another owl from the area of a similar age was also brought in within a couple weeks and the two were raised together. Now old enough to fend for themselves, the two owls were released together at Milner Gardens. For more on the NIWRA and the work it does visit www.niwra.org.


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“To increase food production, farming has to be expanded into farmable lands that are not yet being farmed,� he said. “These lands are currently in five to 10-hectare lots, which currently sell in the $500,000 to $1 million range. They can only be afforded by wealthy people who typically have horses.� Entry-level farmers, he said, need lots that can be purchased for $100,000 or less. “An agricultural plan that does not recognize and enable small scale, affordable farms will fail to produce any increase in food produc-

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tion,� Fell said. The RDN’s agricultural plan process was begun in early 2011 to support, preserve, and enhance viable agriculture and food production in the Nanaimo region. The plan, entitled Growing our Future Together, set out to identify issues, barriers and opportunities for agricultural and aquicultural production, establish an inventory of agricultural uses, products and practices, increase public awareness about the importance of agriculture and work with producers to come up with an implementation strategy. The plan, which still has to be ratified at the next meeting, was approved, with Fell opposed. Read the full story ONLINE at www.pqbnews.com

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The groups, including the seniors drop-in centre, Society of Organized Services, Nature Trust of B.C., cadets, lawn bowling club and churches, apply for the exemption every year, receiving up to a 100 per cent exemption. Council has spoken several times over the last couple years about a major review of the program, which mayor Chris Burger reiterated they would do at the end of this year. He said council would need to go through a proper process and public notification before making any changes either way. While councillor Al Grier didn’t say anything this time around, he has made his opposition to the existence of the program very clear in previous years and discussions.The bylaw had to be adopted before Oct. 31 to take effect for 2013.

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A former chairman of the Nanoose Bay Fire Protection Society continues to sound the alarm about the number of volunteer firefighters who lack training certifications. For at least the second year in a row, the training levels and certifications of firefighters in Nanoose Bay, or lack thereof, was a hot topic at the annual general meeting of the society that governs the volunteer department. Milt Pearson, a member of the society and once the chair of its board, told The NEWS before the meeting last week he remains concerned about the safety of both the firefighters and the members of the community. He also believes not having firefighters with appropriate certification opens the society up to litigation in the case of a tragedy and said it should be the “main area of concern� for the department, “for their (firefighters) safety and the safety of the community.� Will Geselbrecht is a mem-

ber of the society’s board of directors and during the day he works as a lawyer in a firm that carries his name in Nanaimo. “I’m not concerned,� Geselbracht said before the meeting in reference to a question about the department’s possible vulnerability to litigation related to training. The issue was raised again by Pearson and others at the AGM Oct. 16. Fire Chief Doug Penny confirmed only one of the department’s 27 firefighters has Firefighter 1 certification and no one has Firefighter 2 or Fire Officer 1 certification. These certifications may be required standards for membership in the National Fire Protection Association, but it remains unclear whether membership in that association was required for members of volunteer fire departments, legally, professionally or ethically “It’s way past time� the firefighters had these certifications, said society member Bob Rogers. Board members, training

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Letters LEADING THE WAY Our brave MP is showing us his leadership skills once again. First it was his failure to support Coast Guard stations on our coast. Now he is advocating war with Iran. Will he join Canadian sailors on Canadian frigates in the Gulf of Hormuz? Will he fly along with our pilots as they leave bases in the gulf states to bomb Iranian targets? Of course not, his leadership is needed here to make sure some other Canadians are sent to kill and die. Make no mistake, if the U.S. attacks Iran. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his gang will support the war as much as we let them. Hearing our back bencher talk to the local press about the need to go to war with Iran simply means Harper has told him and the rest of the flunkies to talk it up and get ready for battle. Beware of these guys and their propaganda. BRAD WILSON Parksville

PARROT FOR AN MP Perhaps Lunney should start demonstrating “stalwart” support for his constituents instead of parroting an aggressive and absurd foreign policy due to his “stalwart” support for Israel. His opinion would be laughable if it weren’t for the fact that one day a war of conquest may be committed in our names.

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Lunney says that Israel is not a belligerent or expansionist state. In reality, this is very open to debate. The United Nations, in releasing the Goldstone Report last year, accuses Israel of 37 specific war crimes against humanity in Gaza. In the West Bank, Palestinians are surrounded by walls severely reducing their freedom of movement and ability to access vital services.   Lunney justifies the 1981 bombing of Iraq’s nuclear power station. This action was strongly rebuked by the United Nations in two separate resolutions. As well, subsequent examination of the ruins following the 2003 invasion proved that they were not developing nuclear weapons at all. The invasion of Iraq was based on lies about so-called weapons of mass destruction which were never found. We need not go into the details of those lies. Now we have similar falsehoods stated about Iran.   The facts are these. Iran (like Iraq) has signed the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT). Iran allows IAEA inspections of its facilities. The IAEA and all 16 United States Intelligence Agencies are unanimous in agreement that Iran is not building and does not possess nuclear weapons.  Israel, on the other hand, has refused to sign the NPT even though it is widely known that they have nuclear weapons. The United Nations passed a resolution calling for Israel to sign the NPT but it has refused. Israel has been asked to submit to inspections of its nuclear facilities and it has also refused.   MARK STILWELL Parksville

DON’T MOCK FAITH Re: Neil Horner’s column in the Oct. 19 edition of THE NEWS. Why do the spiritually indifferent and the historically inadequate feel the need to mock religion through its very worst examples? Neil Horner’s veiled bigotry has found its own methadone, and personally I find it tiresome when it manifests itself through things like second-rate comedy craft. In the interests of harm reduction, how could we have prevented the deaths of tens of millions when worship of Marxism proclaimed that my non-god is better than your god? And for those who worship environmentalism? Tree spiking, pipeline bombs and murders in TV stations — not a high body count so far, but the movement is barely 60 years old. Give them 2,000 years in power and they will justify any means necessary to preserve their Mother Earth cult. And don’t get me started on science worship — weapons of mass destruction, street drugs, agent orange, environmental pollution, pharmaceuticals, genetic mutations — just to name a few. Could we not just appease them with a high school chemistry set? Yes Martha, you stay here behind the couch. I’m going to take a look around and see if it’s safe to go outside today.

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No. I just think they are very nice to look at. With proper care you wouldn’t have any problems. GENEVIEVE SOPEL Parksville

I really don’t know. With proper supervision they should be fine. ELIZABETH LANTER Parksville

It’s probably a good idea. NORMA HESBY Parksville

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WHO IS THE DANGER? Re: MP James Lunney’s comments about Iran in a story in the Oct. 16 edition of THE NEWS. Since the 1979 Iranian revolution and the downfall of the U.S puppet ruler the Shah, Iran has been an Islamic state. In that interval of time Iran has not invaded anyone. People of all religions live in peace in Iran, even Jews, who find life so comfortable in Iran they refused an offer by the government of Israel to emigrate. In the same period of time, Israel attacked Iraq in 1981, bombing the power station at Osirik, claiming it was a clandestine weapons factory. Subsequent examination of the ruins following the 2003 invasion proved Israel had lied. In 1982, Israel invaded Lebanon. This led to the Massacres at Sabra and Shatilla. In February 2003, Israel staged incursions into Gaza and Nablus. In September 2007, Israel bombed Syria, again insisting they were destroying a clandestine weapons laboratory. Again there was no evidence to support Israel’s claims. In 2006, Israel attacked Lebanon, killing 1,200, mostly civilians, several UN observers, and littering the landscape with land mines on their way out. In February 2008, Israel again raided Gaza, killing more than 100 people. HAMAS agreed to a cease fire and kept it for six months until Nov. 4, when Israel again attacked without warning, killing six Hamas members, and launching operation Cast Lead, in which 1,300 Gazans, mostly civilians, were killed. Israel lost 13 soldiers. Violations of international law included the use of white phosphorus incendiary bombs against civilians and non-military targets. The UN investigated, but Israel refused to cooperate. In May, 2010, Israel attacked an international aid flotilla bringing food and medical supplies to Gaza in international waters. Nine people were killed, including an American from New York. So, who is the danger to world peace? DERRICK P. GRIMMER Errington

ONE ROOF NEEDED As co-owners of the building, formerly known as Parkville’s Old School House at 133 McMillan Street, the Parksville and District Association for Community Living (PDACL) wishes to set the record straight. PDACL has not received communication from the Oceanside Community Arts Council (OCAC) regarding any plan to pursue having the ‘MAC’ as a designated heritage building. We have, however, read about it in THE PARKSVILLE QUALICUM BEACH NEWS.

It is not the intention of PDACL to engage in any process that involves seeking heritage designation for 133 McMillan Street, Parksville. As co-owners with OCAC, we believe it is imperative that we come to an understanding as to the future viability of the building. The needs of both organizations have changed and grown over the years. Owning only half of the building no longer sustains the demands of either group. In an effort to move forward, PDACL, with the approval of the membership, made a formal offer in writing to the president of OCAC to sell our share of the building to them at 50 per cent of appraised (market) value. The OCAC declined that offer. PDACL then made an offer to OCAC to purchase their share of the building. That offer was also declined. PDAC’s focus is in providing quality programs for our participants, adults with developmental disabilities, in a safe and functional environment. We, therefore, are working to occupy a building where we can operate all our programs under one roof in central Parksville. CLAIR SCHUMAN, PRESIDENT, PARKSVILLE AND DISTRICT ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY LIVING Parksville

WELL WORTH A READ Editor John Harding’s editorial (THE NEWS, Oct. 16) reviews and comments on problems with political parties in British Columbia. Why have parties at all? The Northwest Territories and Nunavut have fully functioning legislatures without political parties, and are probably the truest democracies we have in Canada. All representatives are independents, elected by popular vote within their ridings using the simple first-past-the-post system. Representatives first elect a speaker from among their number, then under the guidance of the speaker, elect ministers and chose either directly, or through the cabinet, a premier or first minister. The cabinet, or any representative, may propose legislation which is then reviewed by the assembly, subject to amendments, and adopted or rejected on the basis of consensus of the entire body. There are no party whips to require members to follow a party line. This non-partisan system has functioned well for years. The Northwest Territories website describes their system in some detail and is well worth a read. MACK STONE French Creek

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and cancer. oday, many of us strugThe nutrient infusion has proven gle with a hectic lifestyle that leaves us feeluseful in both acute and chronic ing drained at the end By Dr. Tara Macart conditions. of the day. Receiving intravenous injections Are times changing or are we monthly, weekly, or twice weekly just getting older? Or both? Life is was able to control some chronic demanding and the list of things to symptoms like fatigue, depression, do grows ever longer. and chest pain (Alt Med Rev. 2002). Time off work used to take us on At my clinic, we use the basic a well earned vacation. Now those Myer’s cocktail and what I like to vacation hours are used to plunge call the Super-Myers cocktail. into the next home renovation. Ugh! These treatments have shown excellent With extra attention given to eating properly, success in enhancing the speed of recovery of we hope to have enough energy to persevere. mononucleosis, shingles, and the common And, if luck permits, a “sleep in” on Saturday cold. may act as a form of recuperation. That’s good to know with flu season right How long can we do this before burnout sets around the corner. in? Good question. I say, don’t wait. Do someThe Myers cocktail is useful in tonifying the thing replenishing periodically in order to pre- immune system to better resist germs. vent walking so close to the edge. I have recommended the Myers cocktail as The body always has needs in order to func- a preparatory ritual before flying to a vacation tion, and those needs increase as demands and spot. productivity does. If the plane carries 300 passengers, chances Nourishing the body through diet is import- are that someone has a contagion in a closed ant, but sometimes the digestive process can ventilation system. Few things are worse than exhibit its own sort of burn out. When our as- getting sick with the flu upon arriving at your similation of nutrients is compromised, our nu- destination. trient status becomes depleted. The Meyers cocktail is a collection of water Sadly, suboptimal nutrient status and true soluble vitamins and minerals mixed with a deficiencies can be more difficult to correct carrier fluid. than one might think. In this case, consider an It takes about 30 minutes to administer while intravenous method of recovery. the recipient relaxes in a comfortable chair with When food and supplements are taken oral- reading material. ly, absorption of the components is approxiAt Opti-Balance, most people enjoy a nice mately 10-15 per cent. When the same nutri- cup of tea while they have the Myers drip slowly ents are given intravenously, absorption is 100 into their circulatory system. per cent. That makes IV therapy highly efficient. It is a nice way to give back to yourself so you The Myer’s Cocktail, pioneered by Dr. John can keep on giving good energy out. Myers, was used to treat patients with various medical problems like chronic fatigue syn— Tara Macart is a regular columnist with THE NEWS. drome, fibromyalgia, infections, exhaustion,

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Tickets are $20 available at Cranky Dog Music in Parksville or at The Shoe Inn in Qualicum Beach. Dessert is included. The musical fun takes place at St Stephen’s United Church, 350 Village Way from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — News Staff


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ARTS& LIFE

OPERA

Lead living his passion Famous Faust opera comes to QB this weekend

LISSA ALEXANDER

reporter@pqbnews.com

A fast-paced production filled with top-notch operatic talent, an orchestra of professional musicians and an abundance of local talent is being presented at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre this weekend. It’s Vancouver Island Opera’s (VIO) rendition of Faust, one of the most popular operas of all time. Among the talent is Vancouver-based tenor Matt Chittick, who plays the main role of Faust. Chittick just completed his Masters of Music at UBC. He has performed a number of operatic roles in the past and praised VIO’s upcoming presentation highly. “I think it’s fantastic music, it’s a good story and I think the singers are all very high quality,” Chittick told The NEWS. Chittick has been singing

ever since he was a child, and enjoyed singing pop music and doing musical theatre. His talent was recognized early and he was encouraged to audition for a fine arts high school, and was accepted. He didn’t get into classical music until his first year of university, he said, and opera music started to grow on him shortly after. Today it’s his passion. “In my opinion it’s some of the greatest stuff that’s ever been written,” he said. Opera ties together so many different art forms, he said, like dance, music, singing and acting. “When it’s well done it really grips the human heart in a way that a lot of things don’t.” The opera begins with Faust as an elderly man who has dedicated his life to science and is unhappy with what he’s accomplished. See STORY, page A25

SUBMITTED PHOTO/JILL LOUISE CAMPBELL

Salt Spring Island artist Jill Louise Campbell will be showing her work for one day only in Parksville this Saturday at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre.

WATERCOLOURS

Here for one day only Salt Spring Island resident introduced to art at early LISSA ALEXANDER

reporter@pqbnews.com

Jill Louise Campbell was first introduced to art as a young girl modelling for her grandmother and her artist friends in Montreal. “You can imagine this little girl dressed up in a red velvet dress sitting amongst all these grand dames of Montreal in the ‘50s painting,” she said. Campbell said she assumed at the time this was what women did — they got together and painted. “It was a beautiful way to be introduced to art.” Over the years, Campbell has painted in a variety of mediums, but it wasn’t until she moved to France with her family in the early ‘90s that she started painting with

watercolours. The medium just called to her, she said, and she’s been creating her whimsical, uplifting watercolour pieces ever since. A show of Campbell’s work called Inspired Journeys will be in Parksville for one day only at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre (PCCC), Saturday, Oct. 27. The show opens at noon and runs to 8 p.m. The exhibition includes work from her travels in India, Tibet, France, Italy, the U.S. and Western Canada, but her travels aren’t the main reason behind the name of the show, she said. “In fact my paintings have been a result of feeling very inspired.” Campbell explained that when

she feels moved she is in a totally different place and not “in this time” anymore. “I’m in a place of awe and wonder and that’s really what I meant by Inspired Journeys. It’s a journey of the heart really.” Visitors to the show will see work from Campbell’s travels stretching back about 12 years to present time, and a collection of new paintings will also be shown. Campbell said she always starts a painting with watercolour paints on strong paper, allowing her to create a mixed media piece if she desires with oil, acrylic, gold leaf and other materials. She said she enjoys watercolour so much because it has movement and therefore “a lot of surrender.” See A PLACE, page A25

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Abstract exploration on display SUBMITTED/VANCOUVER ISLAND OPERA

Vancouver-based tenor Matt Chittick plays the lead role in Faust, presented by VIO this weekend.

Thirteen artists have been on an in-depth exploration of abstract art and the culmination of their work is currently being exhibited at The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH). The show is called Unscripted and each artist has completed a series of workshops with North Carolina-based artist, best-selling author and instructor Steven Aimone. The artists are based around Vancouver Island, Gabriola Island, North Vancouver and Port Angeles, U.S.A.

As a fundraiser for TOSH, Aimone—who has a master of fine arts degree in painting and drawing— will be giving a slide presentation and historical discussion on abstract paintings. He will also talk about a piece of work from each participating artist and offer analysis. This workshop is being presented by Vancouver Island Art Workshops on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20. For more information: info@vancouverislandartworkshops.com or 250-752-6133.


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When visitors walk into the Silk Worm Club show at The Gallery @ Qualicum Art Supply, they might be surprised at what they see. Along with the vibrant scarves, pillows, jewelry cases, Christmas cards and bookmarks, they will also see some stunning framed silk paintings. “As a group that’s what we really strive for, to show the world that with silk we can create that surprise,�said Nancy Korman, a member of the Silk Worm Club. The club was formed in 2000 by Maureen Walker, who is a member of the International Guild of Silk Painters. Walker has taught and mentored all members of the club and today the group of 10 locals each have their own distinctive style of silk painting.

Painting on silk has been traced back to ancient times, which is why the pieces in the show seem to have an old-world charm but with a distinctly modern flair. Cathy MacPherson said she has tried a number of different mediums, but has never experienced anything quite like it. “It’s a whole different experience than painting in some other mediums,� she said. “You start painting with dyes on silk and the dyes sort of take on a life of their own.� Kit Birch said it’s the brilliance of the colours that fascinates her, and what the painters can achieve using only the three primary colours. They call this a limited palette. “There’s no conflict, the colours always blend nicely,� agreed Bernice Stearns. Korman said although she still

has to plan what she’ll paint ahead of time, when working on silk there is always an element of surprise. “We put in but the silk gives back,� she said. All four members of the club agreed one of the best things about being a member is the encouragement they get from one another, and the feeling of family. Recently a member of the club named Tina Shuker died suddenly and the group will be showing some of her work in the show as well as a piece by Korman depicting a poppy, reminiscent of a photo Shuker once showed her. Group members said her work was always vibrant and a reflection of her positive personality. The Silk Worm Club will be exhibiting and selling their work at The Gallery @ Qualicum Art Supply at 206 West First Avenue until Nov. 22.

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So he decides to sell his soul to the devil in order to get his youth back. The devil clinches the deal when he shows him a picture of a beautiful young lady. Chittick said the story is exciting as you get to follow Faust’s transformation back to a young man. You see his pleasure but also the anguish that starts to build within him. He impregnates his young love but the situation turns tumultuous. “It’s really interesting to see the di-

chotomy as he comes back at the end to try and rescue her and realizes he can’t, so it’s quite a story.� Chittick said the story relates to many people’s unfulfilled desires and shows people that we should really be happy with what we have because if not, we could end up heading down a path of destruction, trying to attain the unattainable. The show is full of local professionals singing in the chorus as well as

youth and children in supporting roles and as extras. VIO presents Faust Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 28 at 2:30 p.m. at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. Tickets are $32 in advance and $35 at the door, available from Cranky Dog Music in Parksville, Chocolates Plus in Qualicum Beach and Tom Lee Music in Nanaimo. For ticket information call 250594-8822 or 250-586-6095. For more on VIO: Â www.vancouverislandopera.com.

‘A place where it makes them feel good’ CONTINUED FROM PAGE A15

Despite living on Salt Spring Island and having exhibitions around the world, Campbell said this will be her first show in Parksville. She is looking forward to meeting many of her clients in the area, seeing old friends and making new ones, she said. She hopes her artwork connects to people’s spirit and their sense of awe and wonder, she said, and reaches a place in their heart.

“A place where it makes them feel good, and there’s a kind of remembrance that the world is really a beautiful place,� she said. The show is free and open to the public Oct. 27 at the PCCC, at 132 E. Jensen Ave. There will be canvases available in a variety of sizes, calendars and art cards. For more on Campbell visit www.jlcgallery.com.

Saturday, October 27 12 noon to 8pm

Parksville Community Centre 132 E. Jensen Avenue, Parksville - Free Admission From Salt Spring Island, Jill will be bringing over 100 paintings inspired from her travels to Italy, France, Tibet, India and the West Coast. See her art online at jlcgallery.com

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Stewart, lead guitar player in the band. “It’s more the kind of country that tends to make people smile a lot with us and dance.” The band is also comprised of Sherry-Lynn Blanshard on bass guitar and Brad Kent on drums. The legion is at 146 Hirst Ave. in Parksville. Tickets are $10 and doors open at 8:30 p.m. Get tickets in advance from the Parksville Legion or Cranky Dog Music. There will be prizes for best costumes. Call 250-248-6842 or 250-951-1923 for more info.

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Norm Surrette and the Boney Finger Band are playing at the Parksville Legion this Saturday, Oct. 27.

A classic country band with modern country influences and a little bit if a “rocky edge” is playing a Halloween Dance at The Parksville Legion this Saturday, Oct. 27. It’s Norm Surrette’s Boney Finger Band, a group filled with veteran musicians like lead singer Surrette, who has played in the area for about 40 years. “It’s not the regular cry in my beer, my dog has three legs, my wife just ran away kind of country,” said Ron

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Residents from any area are invited to join, and help put events on like the Coombs Bluegrass Festival and the Coombs Country Opera. Input is also welcome from members to see things they’d like to happen at the grounds. The hall and grounds are also available for rent, call 250-9540084 for more information. For more information on joining the organization or voluteering, visit www.chrco.org.

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It was dubbed ParksVegas and the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce 28th annual Fantasy Auction lived up to its name on Saturday.

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Dave Linhart got into the spirit of the evening and donned a 1940s Zoot suit that would give any Vegas mob boss a run for his money.

Complete with Elvis and a chapel of love; blackjack and roulette tables and a big-money wheel in which a Royal Caribbean cruise valued at $2,500 was up for grabs, the sparkly affair saw guests at the Parksville Conference and Community Centre enjoy an evening of food and fun all for a good cause. The lucky winner who landed on the chosen spot on the big wheel and then had her name picked out of a dozen vying for the top prize of the night, was Jeannie Alexander, who had a great time with the Parksville Chrysler table. Master of Ceremonies Gary Child led the live auction portion of the evening, which saw 16 high-end packages ranging from tickets to the 100th Grey Cup in Toronto Nov. 25 to a scenic, one-hour aerial tour in a Cessna 172 piloted by Parksville Mayor Chris Burger. The plane belongs to Parksville Qualicum Aero Club, but Burger has taken a few lucky passengers in the past for the Parksville and Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce fundraisers. This year, he will be showing the winner of the package, Bill McKinney of Ideal Images, the sights and he said it will be a fun trip for both of them. “I took a couple of different groups up this past summer,” said Burger. “The last trip was beautiful. We went up over Mount Arrowsmith — it was so beautiful, all the hidden lakes that no-one knows about and the tops of ridges.” The chamber’s major fundraiser of the year raised several thousand dollars that will go towards the programs it supports throughout the community.

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SMALL BUSINESS WEEK: B.C.’s Minister of State for Small Business Naomi Yamamoto shopped at Parksville’s Saheli boutique with a number of local business women on Saturday during Small Business Week.“Ninety eight per cent of businesses in B.C. are small businesses,” she said, adding those businesses are responsible for hiring more than half of the workforce in the province. Yamamoto was making her way around the area visiting a number of small businesses.

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It is a matter best left to an expert. Jim Grant, CFP (Certified Financial Planner) is a Financial Advisor with Raymond James Ltd (RJL). The views of the author do not necessarily reflect those of RJL. We are not tax advisors and we recommend that clients seek independent advice from a professional advisor on tax-related matters. This article is for information only. Securities are offered through Raymond James Ltd., member-Canadian Investor Protection Fund.  For more information feel free to call Jim at 250-594-1100, or e-mail at jim.grant@raymondjames.ca. and/or visit www.jimgrant.ca

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times the man bullies his wife into submission. Sometimes the woman is the bully. Often one or the other is bullying one of the children. If a child at a young impressionable age sees one of his parents repeatedly attempting to control the other through intimidation and verbal violence, it’s very easy for that child to adopt either the victim model or the bully model . . . or both. Furthermore, in the process of watching ongoing parental dysfunction, the child may fail to learn the social skills needed to get along in groups. He or she may also fail to get the support and help needed to do well in school. Breaking the cycle of bullying requires much more than tackling bullying at school. Breaking the cycle requires all of us to identify and call attention to bullying wherever we see it, whether in a family, school or workplace, whether local or in cyberspace, and whether the perpetrator is a schoolgirl or head of state. You can reach Registered Psychologist Dr. Neill Neill at 250-752-8684 or through his website www.neillneill. com

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A wonderful, gentle man, Frank Wolf passed into eternity to be with his Lord and his God on Sunday, October 14, 2012 in Nanaimo at 86 years of age. Born in Slovenia to Kate and Ferdinand Wolf. He will be greatly missed by Vera, his wife of 62 years, his daughters: Mary Walker (Robert) and Lori Duquette (Marc), grandson Jeremy Walker (Krystle) and their daughter Isabelle, granddaughter Andrea Walker-Collins (Stephen) and grandsons: Chase and Alexander Duquette as well as sisters: Katharine and Matilda and their families in Slovenia, brother Martin, sister-in-law Mary, cousin Tony (Maria) and numerous other relatives in both Slovenia and Canada. Frank was predeceased by his brother Joe and sister Verona. Frank “papa� will be remembered for his many great stories of his youth in Slovenia and his journey to Canada in 1955 with his wife. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends and he had a wonderful appreciation for the beauty of nature. Frank worked at Somass Mill for over 35 years. In 1990 he and his wife moved from Port Alberni to Parksville where he continued to make wine and started beekeeping and gardening. Dad has left us all with an abundance of cherished memories of his love of life and ability to live his life authentically. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the Dr’s, nurses and staff of the 6th floor of Nanaimo Regional Hospital for the exceptionl care provided to Frank. Prayers were offered at 7:00pm on Friday, October 19, 2012 at the Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, 4005-6th Avenue. A Funeral Mass was at 11:00am on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Notre Dame Roman Catholic Parish, 4731 Burke Rd., officiated by Fr. Stephen Paine. Cremation followed. Stories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.chapelofmemories.ca.

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Annual General Meeting of the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Society to be held Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. 607 Cumberland Rd. Courtenay. Elections will be held. New members welcome.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: The Estate of James West, also known as Jim West, also known as J. West, Deceased, formerly of 63 Bridgewater Lane, Parksville, British Columbia. Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of James West, also known as Jim West, also known as J. West, Deceased, are here by notiďŹ ed under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to Joan Margaret West and Neil Allen Watson, the Executors of the Estate, c/o Rodway & Perry, at P.O. Box 138, Qualicum Beach, B.C. V9KlS7 on or before November 30, 2012, after which date the Executors will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executors then has notice. Joan Margaret West and Neil Allen Watson Executors

McKee, Douglas George May 22, 1947 ~ October 16, 2012 Doug passed away peacefully after a brief battle with cancer. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Beverly, daughter Andrea, son Brent (Odette), grandchildren Sebastian, Sasha, and Penelope, brother Bill (Marie), sisters Jean (George) Maaren, Marion (Tom) Konopski, and many extended family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held October 25, 2012 at 1:30 pm at Yates Funeral Service, 1000 Allsbrook Road, Parksville, BC.

In lieu of owers please send donations to Nanaimo Palliative Care or Oceanside Hospice. Condolences may be sent to www.yatesfuneral.ca YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

Hubert Dudley (Barney) Connor Nov. 1st, 1927 – Oct.9th, 2012 Dad was born and raised on a farm in Chinook, Alberta. He grew up playing baseball, chasing down gophers, and driving the local “school bus� for the rest of the farm kids. He pursued a career as a professional engineer and worked in the Calgary area. He married our mom, Donnie Morrison, in l951 and they subsequently had us, Jim and Kathy. Our family moved from Calgary in 1965 to Victoria, BC. During his career dad was involved in many interesting structural design projects including stadiums, bridges, pulp mills, and even a water treatment plant in Tanzania. Our family moved to Vancouver in 1968 where mom, Jim, and Kathy all attended university. Dad used to tell people that three quarters of his family were in “mental institutions�! Sadly mom died in 1979. Dad continued to enjoy his passions for gardening, sailing, woodworking, writing, and was always involved in his church community. After retiring in 1983 he taught for WUSC in Harare, Zimbabwe for two years. He loved that experience! He married Julia Proudfoot in 1990 and they moved to Qualicum Beach in 1997. He spent some of his time as a volunteer at the Salvation Army in Parksville and much of this time at St. Marks helping with maintenance, fairs, and a multitude of odd jobs. In the days before he died, Dad expressed his gratitude for the life he had lived. We too are grateful for that life and that he passed gently. We are also grateful for the expertise and gentle care of the 4th floor hospital staff at Nanaimo Regional hospital. He will be remembered by his family and many dear friends scattered around this beautiful world. A private service will be held for the immediate family. St. Mark’s will hold a celebration of Barney’s presence in their midst on October 27th at 2:00pm. All friends and family welcome.

In lieu of owers any donations can be made to the Salvation Army in Parksville.

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GIANT BOOK SALE! Friday: Oct. 26th, 9 - 7 Saturday: Oct 27th, 9 - 5:30 Wembley Mall 826 Island Hwy. Fundraiser for the Can. Fed. of University Women, Parksville/Qualicum Proceeds help fund scholarships for women.

LEGALS NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The Estate of Stewart Thomas Webb, also known as Stewart T. Webb, also known as Stewart Webb, Deceased, formerly of 1164 Wellington Drive, Qualicum Beach, B.C. Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Stewart Thomas Webb, also known as Stewart T. Webb, also known as Stewart Webb, Deceased, are hereby notiďŹ ed under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to Debra Sue Webb and Sheila Ellen Webb, the Executors of the Estate, c/o Rodway & Perry, PO Box 138, Qualicum Beach, B.C. V9K 1S4 on or before December 07, 2012 after which date the Executors will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executors then have notice. Debra Sue Webb Sheila Ellen Webb

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THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: •Coastal Certified Hand Fallers-Camp Positions Avail. •Coastal Certified Bull Buckers-Includes vehicle/accommodations •Off Highway Logging Truck Drivers •Line Machine Operator •Grapple Yarder Operators •Hooktenders •Chasers •Heavy Duty Mechanics •Driller Blasters •Excavator Operators Fulltime with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to office@lemare.ca.

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DENTAL RECEPTIONISTExperienced, is wanted for Qualicum Beach practice. Minimum 3 yrs exp essential; EXAN, EDI, Word, excellent phone skills. Apply to 101 183 Fern Road West or arbutusdental@shaw.ca

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

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES CLEANING SERVICES ALL CLEAN house cleaners. Exp., reliable, & insured. info@allclean4you.ca 250668-4642 GARDENING and/ or HOUSEKEEPING. Hardworking & dependable. Ref’s avail. Call Terah (250)240-1749. HOUSEKEEPER AVAIL, professional, efficient, friendly service $22/hr Parksville Qualicum area, references. Call Sandi 250-927-2449

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 The Parksville Qualicum Beach News PETS

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY OWNER

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MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

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

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

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

GARDENING

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

GARDEN CLEAN-UP, hedge, lawn, sprinkler adjust, haul away anything. Call (250)2401116 for service today! PROFESSIONAL FALL pruning shrubs & trees since 1958. Everything about Bonsai! Pieter Wams 250-752-0176.

TREE PRUNING HEDGE/SHRUB MAINTENANCE Call the qualiďŹ ed specialist... certiďŹ ed Garden Designer/Arborist

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

APPLIANCES

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE $$ CASH PAID $$ for NEWER FRIDGES, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS etc.

BELLEVUE RECONDITIONED APPLIANCES Sales & Service. FULL WARRANTY. Large Showroom

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AUCTIONS FARM MARKET AUCTION Food Service & Farm Equipment, Nov. 3, 11 AM at Horstings Farm, 2 mi N. of Cache Creek. View photos at doddsauction.com 1-866545-3259

BOWFLEX POWER Pro Trainer, $500. Sears Freesport Treadmill, $500. Sears kingsize, top of the line latex mattress, hardly used. $750. Call (250)586-8027. FOR RESTLESS or cramping legs. A fast acting remedy since 1981, sleep at night, proven for 31 years. Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660. www.allcalm.com MEDI-CHAIRbrand new, $30. 6 interesting lamps starting $5 to $20. Convair HD fan/humidiďŹ er, $40. 2 regular fans. Hearing/Visually Impaired phone, $15. Night table, $25, two TV/stereo stands. Call (250)752-8806.

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

HAULING AND SALVAGE ALL TYPES of hauling. Small loads, garden waste, construction debris & junk. Call Ron 250-757-2094, 250-228-1320. CLEAN-UP SPECIALIST, small or big loads, rubbish, garden, waste, junk. Service today at (250)240-1116. TERRY’S TRUCKING, Haul away junk, yard waste, appl’s, furn. Cheap!! Phone Terry @ 250-248-4917 leave message.

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2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)951-0010.

PAINTING A STROKE ABOVE Painting. Commercial & Residential. Interior/Exterior. WCB, liability insurance. All jobs warranted. See what we can do! Dave 250-248-0335, 250-240-2310. POIRIER PAINTING, Residential / Commercial / Vinyl Siding / Driveway Power Washing/ Driveway Sealing. Fully insured, Guaranteed Workmanship, Free Estimates. Call Dan 250-240-3528. WCB RHODA’S PAINTING. Small job specialist; see Facebook page for pictures. Will paint walls,trim,doors,furniture, cabinets,etc. Call 250-937-7030

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

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

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

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

GARAGE SALES SMART MOVE ESTATE SALE 570 Eaglecrest Dr Eaglecrest, QB Oct 24 to Oct 26 10am-3pm. A Sale you don’t want to miss!

MEDICAL SUPPLIES PORTABLE “AQUATIC� Bath lift. Seldom used. Cost $2,000. Sell for $500. 250-752-8272. Qualicum Beach

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

QUALICUM BEACH 3 bdrm cedar log home with garage; near ocean. Furnished or nonfurnished. NS/NP. References required. Phone 403-507-0311

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

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PARKSVILLERENO’D 2 bdrm apt, free storage & parking, quiet bldg, heat/hot water incld. Available Nov 1. $800. Call 250-248-3350. PARKSVILLE SPACIOUS 2 bdrm apt. quiet bldg, centrally located. H/W,storage,parking, $800 p.mo. Avail Nov. 1st. Call 250-248-5431 QUALICUM- (7 kms from) 1 bdrm apt in Heritage building. NS/NP. $450. + utils. Avail Nov 1. 250-954-4018. QUALICUM- 1 BDRM apartments, $475. NS/NP. Please phone 250-248-4656. QUALICUM- 1 bdrm apt w/ocean view, parking at the door. $700/mo inclds all utils. Avail Nov 1. 250-752-3333.

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DUPLEXES/4PLEXES QUALICUM: COZY, clean 2bdrm suite in duplex, minutes from Qualicum Beach. Country setting, N/P. $750/mo. utils not included. Avail now. Call (250)752-6098, (250)954-8847

HOUSESITTING OCEANSIDE - LOCAL teacher looking for affordable, cozy dwelling. Prefer long-term house sitting, could include pet sitting. Or rental (house, condo, cottage, apt.). Move in time exible - earliest start Nov. N/S, N/P, quiet, ref’s! 250-619-2002. Looking for the right situation.

MOBILE HOMES & PADS NANOOSE, 2 Bdrm + den, 1.5 baths, Reno’d kitchen, 6 appl, N/S, pet neg. Ocean/Mtn. Views, Southern exp. on private 1/4 acre, Beautiful gardens. $1100 p/m + utils. Call 250-821-5169

2-STOREY home on Centre Rd. 1/2 acre, view, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, N/S, $1100/mo. Avail Nov 1. Call 250-752-7029.

3 BD rancher in Parksville $1150/mo Check it out at www.remax-anchor.ca Call Sharon Edgell for more information 752-2466 or 1-800-668-3622 4 BED HOUSE, Fairwinds, Nanoose Bay, Rental open house Oct 13,14 19 (noon-4 pm) & 20 (10 am-noon) 3438 Blueback Drive. Lovely 2500 sq ft hm. 3 bath, woodstove, 2 LR, Atrium, Sunrm, lg prvt yd, garage. N/S, N/P, 6 appls, Refs, lease, $1450 pls util. Avail. Oct 24, 1 wk free. Info at Blueback.Drive@gmail.com. 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- (5 kms to Parksville) 1150sq ft, 3 bdrm Rancher, 1 bath, electric heat, quiet, treed property shared acreage with neighbours, 12x20 shed. Fenced yard, no dogs. $800/mo. Available immediately. Call 250-248-7118 or cell 250-954-5045. PARKSVILLE- 3 BDRMS, 2 bath Rancher. 5 appls, carport, fenced backyard, woodstove. Walk to Wembley Mall. NS/NP. $1300+ utils. Refs req’d. (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 1. (403)278-6857. PARKSVILLE3 BDRMS, bright lrg kitchen, patios, parking, shared W/D. Close to beach/shops/schools/parks. $1050+ utils. Call (778)3002148 or 250-947-5678.

QUALICUM BEACH- large 2 bdrm townhouse, 1200sqft 2bath, 3appls, lrg private deck & patio, sm pet ok. $975. Avail Now! Call 250-752-4258. QUALICUMnew luxury 2300sqft, 3 bdrm Rancher, dream kitchen, maple rs, lrg garage. $1800. Call 250-7523867, 250-752-0093.

The Kerr Group Management Parksville: 2 bdrm, 2 bath bungalow. 1600 sq.ft. All hardwood oors, nice view of pond off deck. N/S. Avail. now. $1250./mo Call (250)586-1100

OFFICE/RETAIL DOWNTOWN PARKSVILLE, t 800 sq ft adjacent ground level retail/ofďŹ ce space for lease, great location, 124 Middleton Ave. Asking $600 mo + triple nets. Call 250-248-3142 or 250-248-3655. QUALICUM, 184 West 2nd Ave. 1890 sq ft retail professional. 250-951-8283

Retail / Professional Location for Lease in Qualicum Beach. 854 sq.ft. good exposure on Beach Road. Phone 250 248 6504

RV PADS COOMBS: RV site. Small adult park, $375 + hydro (year round), incls cable & storage. Call (250)586-1372. PARKSVILLE AREA- RV pad. Wooded site. $425/mo, includes utils. Available now. Call 250-927-5623.

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

SHARED ACCOMMODATION COOMBS. FURNISHED room. Shared kitchen & bath. Laundry, cable, internet & utils incld. N/P, Ref’s req’d. $425./mo. (250)248-8101.

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RENTALS 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

PARKSVILLE 420 DAY PL. Bridgewater. Modern 2 bed, 2 bath 1400 sq ft rancher on crawl. No strata, many extras, immaculate. Open house on Sat & Sun (1-4) 250-947-9779

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

DOWNTOWN PARKSVILLE Light Industrial space for lease $6.50/sq.ft. Call 250-248-8921

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

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SPEEDWATCH

Radar boards gather dust Group’s dwindling list of members means fewer monitors on roads NEIL HORNER

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For the past 20 years, District 69 Speedwatch has helped drivers get a handle on how fast they are going at hot spots throughout the area. Now, says spokesperson Mike Bull, Speedwatch is in need of some help itself. The group, he said, has been whittled down over the years from a high of 35 active members to just a handful today, meaning they aren’t able to monitor as many trouble spots as frequently as they would like. “We are quite anxiously looking for additional people,� Bull said. “We are quite short. We are down to seven or eight members.� That’s a problem, because Speedwatch has seven speed reader boards and, since volunteers normally work in teams of at least two, most of them end up not being used for much of the time. “We cover a large area — between Deep Bay and Nanoose Bay and out to Coombs — but

because of a shortage of active volunteers we can’t be as active as we would like,� he said. “We know there is a turnover and that’s to be expected, but we are on a bit of a treadmill.� Volunteers, he said, are asked to devote just four hours every month to the program, just one hour every week. “We don’t think that’s too much,� Bull said. “We used to have people out for four-hour stretches every week, but those days are gone.� Monitoring people’s driving speed may not be the most glamorous of assignments, but Bull said his bottom line is that it works. “Speedwatch makes a difference,� he said. “It helps remind people of the speed limit and how fast people are going. As they go past the reader board we see the brake lights come on. That’s what we want to see.� To join Speedwatch or for more information, call Mike Bull at 250-752-3946, visit the Oceanside RCMP detachment or visit www. speedwatch.ca.

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STORAGE DOGLEG RD SELF STORAGE. 250-752-0175. Special 5’ x 10’ units $36/mo. incl tax. INSIDE LOCKED Auto Storage, $99/mo includes taxes. Parksville, also outside RV boat storage available. (250)937-9379.

SUITES, LOWER 1 BEDROOM Furnished Suite above garage/workshop for rent in Bowser. Completely Furnished including dishes, linens. Non Smoking $800/month incl Hydro, basic cable, internet, basic phone. Propane extra for hot water and cooking. References required. 250-757-8806

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VIJHL HOCKEY

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Okay, so it wasn’t the Cougars, but a win’s a win, and on Saturday night at Oceanside Place the hometown Generals looked good in 5-1 win over the Campbell River Storm. “It was a huge win — I told (the players) before the game we need to start winning,” Generals’ GM and head coach Brent Demerais said after, pointing out “we haven’t played Campbell River in quite a while — we played them back to back earlier in the year and they beat us both times so it was actually a really good measuring stick to see how we’ve progressed.” In their two earlier encounters CR blanked Oceanside 2-0 and won the other in an overtime shootout. “It’s nice to have a bit of a lead for a change,” he panned, adding “it was a good win, a good all-round team win.” The Storm were coming off a 7-6 overtime loss to the Panthers on Friday in which they gave up four shorthanded goals in the span of five minutes, and were visibly fired up for their new coaching staff as they took to the ice against their north division rivals. The Generals, who have but one win in five games this month on the other hand, came out with purpose and with their foot on the gas, going hard to the net and testing the Campbell River ‘stopper early. Shots on goal were 9-1 for the Gens midway through the opening frame, which ended up 16-10 for Oceanside,

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Home grown forward Travis Flug, above going to the net, and his linemates were a handful for the Storm at Oceanside Place Saturday as the Gens rolled to a 5-1 win.

and who finished with a 32-24 edge on the night. Michael Fretz staked Oceanside to a 1-0 lead when he took a Noah Russi feed at mid-ice, steamed in and snapped one home at 5:01, and local D-man James Sneddon, who has been stellar for the home team since arriving two weeks ago,

scored what would prove to be the winner short-handed at 12:35 when he finished off a great three way passing play from Riel Gibson and Jesse Ursic that started deep in the Generals end off a turnover for a 2-0 lead. The Storm refused to roll over though and cut it to 2-1 at 15:17 which is how it

stood at the first intermission. The two teams turned in a wide-open second and Ethan Larson (Russi, Sneddon), manufactured the lone goal of the period at 6:18 for a 3-1 Oceanside lead after 40 minutes. Things got rough in the third (there were 18 penalties called in all) and Ethan Larson locked up with the Storm’s Chris Allen while teammate Cole Schneider was also given the gate for chucking knuckles. Russi nailed down the win with a pair of power play markers at 2:18 and 10:39. The Gens were 2-for-7 on the power play, and 6-0 on the PK. “We out-skated them and then they couldn’t keep up with us so they got chippy,” Demerais said of the rough stuff, adding “there’s a time and a place for that ...we don’t go looking for it, but they started it and they underestimated a few of our guys.” Russi was the games’ 1st Star, and Jesse Ursic and Sneddon 2nd and 3rd, but there were a number of other great efforts turned in on the part of the Generals from the likes of Marino Somerville, Travis Flug and Taylor Gray to name a few. “I thought it was one of Somerville’s better games, and Gray’s really coming on,” said the first year bench boss. Also earning props for his play of late was 16-year-old Qualicum D-man Liam Peel “who got a lot of ice time and played really well,” filling in for injured Keenan McConnell. See FLUG, page A38

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Table set for big border battle Ballenas Whalers push unbeaten record to 4-0 with victory in North Vancouver JAMES CL ARKE

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Jr. boys finish one and two in league Kwalikum and Ballenas take first and second — believed to be a first for local teams JAMES CL ARKE

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Oceanside’s Jr. Boys’ soccer teams both posted wins in their final BC High School regular season matches, and in doing so secured a one-two finish in league play, which, by all accounts, is a first for these parts. The lads from Ballenas had to be on the ball to beat a tenacious NDSS Islanders side 1-nil in their final home game of the year last Thursday, played out in wind and rain. That same day, KSS upset the unbeaten Dover Bay Dolphins 4-2 in Nanaimo. The Dolphins lone blemish going into the match was a tie against NDSS. The win pushed the Whalers’ regular season record to 4-1 and earned them the league title and top seed heading into the North Island finals. KSS, who lost to Ballenas in their head to head, grabbed second place, also at 4-1, while Dover settled for third in the six-team Mid-Island league at 3-0-1. “That’s great — it’s awesome,” BSS coach Larry Stefanek said of the top-two league finish for

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Oceanside, confirming that in his 19 years of Jr. Boys soccer with Ballenas “I can’t remember it ever happening before.” In their game against the Islanders, Ballenas looked like provincial contenders at times, but NDSS gave the Whalers all they could handle. “We played pretty good, we just couldn’t finish,” said Stefanek, confirming that the Islanders “were dangerous on counterattacks — they had their chances, but we missed some easy chances in the first half.”

Ballenas’ Spencer Land notched what would prove to be the winner about 25 minutes in, and while the Whalers didn’t score again, they showed tremendous ball handling skills as they carried the play. “We had a lot of possession and some real good combinations — we knocked it around real well,” confirmed Stefanek, “but gosh we should have been up 3-0 in the first half. All in all though I was impressed with how we played.” BSS keeper Aaron Paetkau

came through with some nice stops — none bigger then the two-save series right before the half to keep the score 1-0. Also earning props for their play were centre backs Shane Houtman and Jory Clermont and forward Ben Sharman. “They’ve been playing really well.” AS FOR KWALIKUM’S WIN, “it was a good game,” KSS first year teacher/coach Alli Bach said after. “I think they’re finally realizing how good of a team they are, and hopefully it will contin-

ue on to the North Islands.” Centre-mid Jacob Watson led the charge for KSS against Dover with three goals, and Daniel Doukakis rounded out the scoring. A former BSS standout, Bach went on to play on the UVic women’s team for five years where she helped the team clinch the CIS national title in 2005, and in 2007 she won the scoring title for the Canada West Conference with 13 goals — she was also a Canada West All-Star back to back seasons. “It’s good. I’m enjoying it — they’re a good group to coach,” she said when asked how she’s liking her first year as a teacher at KSS (French, PE and Social Studies) and first campaign coaching. GAME ON The Whalers and Kondors take their games up the road to Carihi in Campbell River this Thursday/Friday for the eightteam North Island finals — the top three teams advance to the Island championships in Victoria Nov. 1-2. They’re in different pools, which raises the possibility of an all-Oceanside final.

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From the matts comes word the kids from Errington Taekwondo School turned in a great showing at the Masters Cup in Capilano October 13. According to ETS founder and co-coach Revelina Lukashuk, six of the eight students that made the trip garnered gold medals in patterns. All the students also participated in sparring and collectively earned the small club three golds, to go along with silvers and bronzes. “All (our) students fought with courage and valour,” said Lukashuk, adding “I am extremely pleased at PHOTO SUBMITTED the results of their hard work, and they should Errington Taekwondo School students, top row from left: ETS’ Oscar Sargent, Aslan Doan, all be proud of them- Isabel Ware and Niki Bolger, and bottom: Farleigh Doan, Corbin Orcutt, Daniel Amendt and Kabrin Ware, savour the moment at the Masters Cup. selves.”

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The line of Flug, Sneddon, a converted D-man now playing centre, and Schneider look to have settled in as the Gens’ big hitters. “Oh yeah,” said Demerais. That whole line — the other teams know when they’re out there. They like to play physical.” Home grown goalie Kiefer Giroux was solid stopping 23 of the 24 shots he faced. The Storm’s new skipper Ryan Toporowski from Campbell River, a former Storm player and assistant coach with the Saanich Braves last year, made his head coaching debut for CR Friday night in the wake of a shake-up that saw the Storm part ways with head coach Rob Voltera as well as assistant coach, Dave Wing and goalie coach, Tyson Hicks. “It’s fun,” he told The News. “I really enjoy working with he kids and coaching hockey. As far as the game I thought

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the eight-team VIJHL while the Storm, who lost to the Panthers in overtime again on Sunday and have played four less games, slip to last in the North and seventh overall at 3-8-2. Defenseman Chandler Bruckrerye was playing up in the BCHL with the Trail Smoke Eaters and getting regular shifts for two games on the weekend (he scored a goal on Sunday. D-man Ryan Buse was the first General to be called up to Jr. A the week before when he played one game with Port Alberni Bulldogs. The Victoria Cougars in the meantime remain the class of the league as they remain unbeaten in regulation at 14-0-1. GAME ON: The Generals are in Nanaimo Thursday to face the Buccaneers, travel to Campbell River on Friday then return home to ‘the Place to face the Bucs again on Saturday. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

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Dallas Towle continues to be O’Brien’s favourite target with nine catches for 86 yards — three of which went for TDS. Josh Bouchard rounded out the scoring with a 40yard TD catch amongst his four catches for 76 yards. The Whalers took a 14-6 lead into the half and kicker Gabriel Doretto made Whalers history in the third quarter when he connected on a 23 yard field goal. “That was a pretty neat moment as we have never kicked a field goal in the history of senior varsity Whalers football,” said coach Conn. Doretto was also a perfect 5 for 5 on extra point kicks. On defense, Tysen Hunt led the way with six tackles while Lukas Whibley had five, as did Sean Rae who also reeled in a sack. IN JR VARSITY action, Ballenas came up on the short end of a 22-7 final in Nanaimo last Thursday against the NDSS Islanders. Their third straight loss drops the Whalers to 1-3 for fourth place in the eight-team AA Island Conference. GAMES ON: The JV Whalers host the Wolverines from Edward Milne in Sooke Wednesday for their final home game of the season. Kickoff is 3:15 p.m. BORDER BATTLE: The varsity Whalers are in action under the lights at Earl Logan Field in Nanaimo Friday as they take on Barsby in the big annual border battle, which this year is also a battle of unbeatens and as such is not only for bragging rights but for first place in the seven-team Western Conference. Kickoff is 6 p.m. PIZZA: Oct. 24, 4:30-7:30 p.m. the Ballenas Whalers football team will be working at Pizza Connection in Parksville which will donate $4 from each pizza sold that night to the Whalers. The more pizzas sold the more money goes to the football program. Call 250-951-2112 or drop by 144 Weld Street Wednesday to order a pizza and support football.

Michael and Helen Sims, owners of Sims Associates Land Surveying Ltd., are pleased to announce the commissioning of Mark Flinta (right) as a British Columbia Land Surveyor. Mark received his Bachelor of Science, Geodesy & Geomatics Engineering degree from the University of New Brunswick, as well as a diploma in Survey Engineering Technology from Red River College in his home town of Winnipeg. After spending a few years in the Base Mapping and Geomatic Services Branch of the BC Government, Mark joined Sims Associates in 2004 and articled under Mike Sims. He has been involved in all areas of a land surveying office and also works closely with Helen Sims on land use and development projects. When not in the field or office, Mark enjoys sports and has been active in coaching children’s hockey. He lives in French Creek with his wife and two children.

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