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Ferries asks ridership for cost-saving ideas BY JENN McGARRIGLE THE NEWS BULLETIN

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The Royal Canadian Legion’s annual poppy campaign to raise money for programs and services to war veterans kicked off Friday. Showing support at City Hall were Coun. Fred Pattje, second from left, and Mayor John Ruttan, third from right, to legion members Dar Henry, left, Frank Stevens, Bill Hatch, Andrew Farrow and Kay Shultis.

Replica handgun earns charge A pellet gun triggered the arrest of a Nanaimo man Monday. The incident happened at about 2:45 p.m. when Mounties, acting on information a suspect possessed a handgun, stopped a vehicle on Albert Street near the Selby Street intersection, surrounded the car and commanded the suspect to get out. Police spotted the butt of the handgun sticking out of the waistband of his pants and he got out of the vehicle. “The guy turns his POLICE back to them and they can see the handgun,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman. After a scuffle to get the pistol from the suspect and arrest him, police got a close look at the firearm and realized it was a replica pellet gun that, at first glance, resembles the 9mm Smith and Wesson service sidearm issued to police. Dustin Derreck Pacheo, 28, of Nanaimo, was held in custody overnight and appeared in Nanaimo provincial court Tuesday morning where he was charged with one count of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace. ◆ Nanaimo Mounties are looking for a male teen who asks homeowners how old their children are and if he

can babysit them. He was last seen Thursday at about 10 a.m. going door to door in the Kenwill Drive area near Rutherford Road. The teen is about 14 years old and also asks for diapers, help and friendship. O’Brien said police believe the boy might be mentally challenged and want to speak with his parents or caregivers to advise them of his activities. “This is not criminal in nature,” O’Brien FILES said. “There’s probably a caregiver involved in his life. Hopefully somebody can identify this male, so we can speak to his caregiver or his parents, so we can let them know what he’s been up to because it’s not a good situation he’s putting himself into.” The male is described as weighing about 120 pounds, has light facial hair and medium brown hair. He has been seen wearing the same clothes every day, which includes a red hoodie and sweat pants. He was carrying a backpack and on one occasion he said his name was Sash. Anyone who might know his identity is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250754-2345 and quote police file No. 2012-29330.

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The province is asking for public input on how to make the coastal ferry service more sustainable, including any ideas on finding $26 million in savings over the next four years. A public consultation process was announced Monday that includes 38 meetings in 30 communities, as well as an online commenting opportunity. A meeting on Gabriola Island takes place Nov. 13 and a small g roup meeting and public open house are scheduled for Nanaimo on Nov. 15. Service adjustments are necessary to ensure the coastal ferry service is sustainable, affordable and efficient and tough decisions need to be made, said Mary Polak, minister of transportation and infrastructure. Rising costs and declining ridership are creating a financial crunch for the ferry system – B.C. Ferries lost more than $16 million last fiscal year and that is predicted to rise to $56 million per year within the next five years. Four main factors are creating challenges for the system: rising fuel and labour costs; declining ridership – last year, B.C. Ferries reported the lowest vehicle numbers in 13 years and the lowest passenger volume in 21 years; under-utilized routes; and additional capital costs – an estimated $2.5 billion for further capital investments in the coming decade will be necessary unless new approaches are taken. Ferry users are being asked to contribute $30 million in savings through service adjustments over the next four years. Service reductions on the major routes between the Island and Lower Mainland will achieve $4 million of these savings and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, working with B.C. Ferries, has identified consider-

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ations to achieve the remaining $26 million in savings. Considerations are: significant annual shortfalls (all routes except three operated at a shortfall of more than $2 million last year); routes with annual utilization levels below 55 per cent; low round-trip utilization routes; maintaining basic levels of ferry service (for example, ferry service to and from work or school); routes requiring vessel replacement; and complexity of multiple-stop routes. Last year, the Departure BayHorseshoe Bay run finished the year with an $11.22-million surplus, but the Nanaimo-Gabriola route logged a $4.59-million shortfall and the Duke PointTsawwassen route registered a $29.86-million shortfall – the largest shortfall of all routes. Mike Corrigan, B.C. Ferries president, said the Duke Point run is primarily used during the week for commercial traffic and is important for taking some of the load off the other two major routes, especially during busy times of the year. John Hodgkins, the Gabriola Island Ferry Advisory Committee chairman, said most of the ferry advisory committees were expecting the province to identify what routes were being considered for service adjustments instead of consulting on the underlying principles, which the committees thought were fixed already since they were written into the new ferry contract last July. “We fully expected that by now we would have seen more detail,” he said. Public consultation ends Dec. 21 and a final report is expected in February. The small group meeting in Nanaimo takes place at the Coast Bastion Inn from 1-3 p.m. and people are asked to RSVP by e-mailing coastalferriesengagement@gov.bc.ca or by calling 1-855-387-7582. The public meeting takes place at the same location from 6-9 p.m. and no RSVP is required. For more information, please g o t o w w w. c o a s t a l f e r r i e s engagement.ca.

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all of the district’s teachers, educational assistants, custodial and clerical staf f, school leaders and others together for one full-day in-service workshop in February and a half-day session in May. “In my time here, it’s never been done and I’m not sure it’s ever been done,” said John Blain, deputy superintendent. “It’s something we feel can continue to move us forward in a positive way.” T he initiative, dubbed Success for All, requires a public consultation process because it means a change to the school calendar and would affect families – students would not attend school for the day and a half that employees are participating in the in-service sessions. The workshops would orient staff to current school district initiatives, the district’s vision and mission, strategic planning and development and structures and strategies to

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Clinic’s goal to improve quality of life BY NIOMI PEARSON THE NEWS BULLETIN

If you are one of the one in five Canadians living with chronic pain, you are not alone, and there is something you can do about it. Fo r ye a r s, t h e Nanaimo Pain Clinic at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital has been improving the quality of life of local residents with an arsenal of tools that range from movement classes to meditation. “Pain is all about the nervous system, so you need to learn to make different choices once you get into chronic pain,â€? said Sue Schellinck, Nanaimo pain clinic occupational therapist. “Pain tells you that there’s something dangerous going on in your body‌ So it’s up to people in pain to figure out what that danger is, but also to calm the nervous system down because it’s the nervous system that’s giving you the sense of pain.â€? C h ro n i c p a i n i s defined as any persistent pain exceeding three months, and is caused by physical changes in the nervous system. It cannot be treated in the same way as acute pain, which is short term (up to three months) and usually caused by an underlying issue,

such as an injury or illness. “So often we treat with meds, but they won’t cure your nervous system. They will help alter the sensation of pain, but they also have side effects as well,� Schellinck said. Some of the tools used for pain management can include Qi Gong (gentle yoga), mindful meditation, workshops on hygiene, nutrition and stress management, in addition to accessing a team that includes a psychologist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, three anesthesiologists, and a rehab med doctor. Physiotherapist Ceri Jakobsen spends much of her time at the clinic assessing movement and helping people in pain to gain more mobility in a safe manner, through pool or gym therapy. She said the education component, which all patients at the Nanaimo pain clinic must go through before getting treatment, is one of the most important. It teaches patients how the physical changes chronic pain can affect people so that they can make the conscious, healthy choices on what treatment will be best for them. “Everyone’s pain

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Ceri Jakobsen, left, physiotherapist, and occupational therapist Sue Schellinck demonstrate mirror box therapy, one of the tools professionals use to help with chronic pain. Seeing the uninjured hand or foot reflected as its opposite sends messages to the brain that the limb is OK and can move without pain.

experience will be different,� Jakobsen said. Along with the physical aspects of chronic pain, the pain clinic also helps treat the emotional aspect. “There’s a lot of fear in pain,� Shellinck said. “It could be that they’re not sleeping, it could be that they can’t manage their emotions or their mood is off.� Shellinck said many pain clinic workers must deal with the misconception that chronic pain is a mind over matter issue. “There is no one alive that can will themselves out of chronic pain, and you can’t will yourself into chronic

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◆ From /1 Bill Sims, the city’s manager of water resources, said the city has moved quickly to establish a plan to drain the lakes, remove the dams and establish a community consultation process and an emergency evacuation plan. On Tuesday morning, city officials were in Harewood visiting more than 400 homes and businesses, including John Barsby Secondary School, that might be affected by a breach. “We’ve run a few models that indicated the areas that might be affected so we’re in the process of contacting people who fall into those potential areas,” said Sims, adding that forecasting damage would be purely speculative. According to a city-issued map, a dam failure could affect a large portion of Harewood from Sixth Street to the north to Eighth Street in the south, and bordered by Park Avenue to the east and Howard Avenue to the west. Lowlying areas along Winchester Avenue could also flood, as would the entire channel of the Chase River down to the ocean. Two open houses have also been scheduled to advise residents on the project. The first will take place Monday (Nov. 5) from 4-8 p.m. at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, the second Wednesday (Nov. 8) from 4-8 p.m. at the Harewood Activity Centre. The Lower Dam, a 14.5-metre high structure, and the Middle Dam, at 12 metres, were two of the earliest concrete structures in Nanaimo. Both were built in 1911 and neither have any reinforcing steel. “It’s of poor quality,” said Susan Clift, Nanaimo’s director of engineering and public works. Both dams had upgrading in the late 1970s to comply with provincial standards, shortly after they were taken over by the City of Nanaimo after amalgamation in 1975. The dams have provided recreational opportunities, such as fishing and swimming, since then, and are inspected regularly by city officials. The expected cost to remove the

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Emergency planners worry dam spillways, like this one at the lower lake in Colliery Dam Park, will be too small to handle extreme flood conditions and put the structural integrity of the dam and safety of residents and businesses downstream at risk.

dams is about $7 million. Some of that money will come from reserves while the balance will come from short-term borrowing, which means a public referendum won’t be required (public approval is required for borrowing for a five-year term or longer). Sims said other options existed, including further rehabilitating the dams or building new ones. “We had some cost estimates between $20 million and $30 million for those options,” said Sims. The council directive to remove the dams came from an in camera meeting on Oct. 22. Nanaimo Mayor John Ruttan defended the decision to go in camera to discuss the issue, saying staff and council needed to not only advise the public of the potential danger but to also announce safety procedures that needed to be established. “It’s new information and we couldn’t just announce the risk to the public,” said Ruttan. “We also needed to come up with an emergency evacuation plan to go with that. I feel we approached this in the right manner and made the right decisions.” Officials say the park is still

safe to use, though people should avoid it and the Chase River channel in the event of an earthquake or extreme rainfall advisory. A third dam, the Upper Colliery Dam, is considered secure and will not be removed. None of the Colliery Dams have any relationship with the city’s drinking water supply. “They were built to service a function that no longer exists,” said Clift. Draining the lakes will result in a much different Colliery Dam Park, currently one of Nanaimo’s most popular areas for swimming, fishing and hiking. Bridges and trails will remain, and the Chase River will be allowed to re-naturalize, with further opportunities for restoring salmon habitat. Sims said that eventually, forest will reclaim the area that is now the lake bed. The dams were originally built by the Western Fuel Company for the purpose of storing water for washing coal at Nanaimo’s waterfront. Initial environmental assessments of the lake bed have revealed no known contaminates. reporter2@nanaimobulletin.com

Plan for Moorecroft Park nears regional district approval BY NIOMI PEARSON THE NEWS BULLETIN

The plan that will guide the future of Moorecroft Regional Park over the next 10 years is nearing completion. After a year of workshops, open houses and public input, the Moorecroft Regional Park management plan will be up for approval in January. “We now have the draft plan in place, we’re just getting a little more feedback on it before we take it to the Regional Parks and Trails select committee in December,” said Wendy Marshall, manager of Parks Services, for the Regional District of Nanaimo. The plan calls for preservation of the Nanoose Bay landmark’s environmental features, such as a Garry Oak system, while removing remains of the former occupants. It also speaks to working with

First Nations, who are involved in the planning process, and the feasibility of building a longhouse on the site. “There are some older buildings on the property because it used to be a church camp, and a lot of those are unsafe and in disrepair,” Marshall said. “The plan calls for demolishing many of those structures, a few of the structures will stay.” Other minor infrastructure improvements included in the plan include a new parking lot and fencing to protect the Garry Oak systems. Options will include small picnic shelters. Dogs will be permitted in the park on leash, and staff have been advised to locate a nearby location for an off-leash park. Moorecroft Park is a popular destination for swimming, hiking and dog walking, with its open meadow areas,

It really came down to protecting the environment and the sensitive ecosystems.

man-made pond, a bay in the centre and viewpoints. “It’s got beautiful views across the water,” Marshall said. During the public process, Marshall said park users were adamant about ensuring its ecology. “It really came down to protecting the environment and the sensitive ecosystems,”’ she said. “They didn’t want a lot done to the park, they wanted to just enjoy the beauty of the park.” Many park users are local to the Nanoose Bay area, but there has been a noticeable increase in the number

of users since it was purchased by the RDN and Nature Trust of B.C. in March 2011. The plan calls for a survey that will determine how many visitors are coming through the park and where they are coming from. “Visitors certainly have increased since we obtained the property as a regional park,” Marshall said. reporter3@nanaimobulletin.com

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Social media not a saviour Last week’s earthquake proved just how unprepared we are for a natural disaster. More specifically, an earthquake and resulting tsunami. The province failed to broadcast any type of warning until 45 minutes after the 7.7 magnitude quake – Canada’s largest on record – shook the Haida Gwaii region. Should a tsunami have been created, it would have hit areas like Tofino 30 minutes before a warning was issued. Footage that is emerging from the quake is also disturbing in that, two weeks after the Great B.C. ShakeOut implored people to drop, cover and hold on, people chose to run or document the quake without taking cover. This event proved that social media is not a reliable method to alert people of danger. Neither are media alerts or municipal emergency telephone call alerts. On Saturday night, when this quake struck, people would likely have been out at restaurants, parties and other places away from media broadcasts and, yes, even Facebook and Twitter. Despite being ubiquitous, modern technology is not a sure-fire way of spreading urgent messages. On a smaller scale, Nanaimo’s city council released an emergency action plan this week for Harewood residents vulnerable to dam failure at two of Colliery Dam Park’s dams. How will citizens be alerted in the event of a breach? Social media, mass text messages, news broadcasts and emergency alert calls will be far too slow and unreliable. The only solution is strategically placed sirens, an effective method to alert people that danger is imminent and action is needed. New technology might be useful for day-to-day activities, but when you-knowwhat hits the fan, emergency sirens and a plan have no equal. The Nanaimo News Bulletin is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org

Little change in B.C. Liberal renewal B.C. Liberal delegates gathered are now a free ride for those lucky for their convention last weekenough to have them, funded by end at the Chateau Whistler, the the taxes of private sector workers same luxury hotel where Gordon who in many cases have no penCampbell fired up the troops in sion plan at all. 2008. There was talk of passing a law Back then the advertising slogan that all new public sector hires be was “Keep B.C. Strong.” Unveiled restricted to a “defined contribuat Premier Christy Clark’s pretion” plan where the employee and election pep rally: “Together. employer contribute equally and Building B.C.” the pension is based on This slight change what those contribuB.C. hints at the big differtions yield. This would VIEWS ence. Campbell led a provoke the mother of front-running party to a all confrontations with Tom Fletcher third-straight majority, the B.C. Federation of Black Press while Clark is a strugLabour, but there was gling underdog pleading no evidence yet that for unity to turn back this is going beyond the an NDP tsunami. talking stage. Hence “Free The resolutions conEnterprise Friday,” a tinued the theme of discussion open to nonconfronting the labour party members. Clark movement, ritual combegan with an upbeat bat that seems to be an speech urging party members to inescapable part of B.C. elections. “reach out our arms, open the tent Delegates passed two motions, and be as big as we can possibly one calling for public sector be.” unions to disclose what they spend So did they? on salaries, political activities and Dashing between three concurlobbying, and another advocating rent sessions, I missed a fair a ban on unions spending compulamount of it, but there were some sory dues on political campaigns. provocative suggestions to appeal This is a pet project of Nechako to those inclined to support the Lakes MLA John Rustad, whose resurgent B.C. Conservatives. constituency sponsored both An accountant spoke to a packed motions. Rustad presented a priroom about the growing unfunded vate member’s bill last year to liability of public sector pensions, require detailed disclosure, but it most of which are still of the was left to die on the order paper. “defined benefit” variety. Based Like all the policy resolutions on bond interest rates that have debated at the convention, these since sunk to all-time lows, these ideas are not binding on the govgovernment-guaranteed pensions ernment. Again, there is no actual

change on the horizon. Delegates rejected another motion that would have made membership in the B.C. Teachers’ Federation optional. This would have been a declaration of war on B.C.’s most militant union, just as Clark and Education Minister Don McRae embark on a long-shot bid to end the decades of confrontation that have defined that relationship since teachers were relegated to the industrial union model of labour relations. There was a brief debate on a motion to scrap the carbon tax, sponsored by northern members who see it as unfairly punitive on those who endure cold weather and long highway drives for themselves and the goods they need to have trucked in. This was rejected too, after delegates were reminded that the tax now takes in more than $1 billion annually that is used to reduce business and personal income taxes. Scrapping it would amount to announcing across-the-board income tax hikes, contradicting 12 years of B.C. Liberal policy just before an election. The good news for Clark is that the 2012 convention was a highenergy, well-attended event that contradicts the notion of a party in disarray. The bad news is, nothing has really changed. ◆ Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca


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Rail would solve Malahat issue Government deal To the Editor, Re: Malahat requires zero tolerance, Letters, Oct. 27. I have driven the Malahat thousands of times in the past. The thing that intimidates me the most is passing tandem fuel trucks or other similar tractor trailers. In wet conditions these trucks can cause visibility problems and accidents that have no apparent or mysterious causes. One thing that nobody has talked about is the fact that Victoria no longer has a tank farm (fuel depot).

The lower Island has also run out of construction aggregates such as gravel. The E&N Island corridor does not allow for full-load or full-speed industrial rail traffic. These facts have forced unreasonable amounts of truck traffic onto the Malahat. The partial answer to solving the dangerous Malahat Drive is to decrease industrial traffic. The E&N railway should be repaired to industrial standards to meet the increasing need to move heavy loads into Victoria. The Washington Group owns the

Southern Vancouver Island Railway and should be participating in developing the Island corridor as an industrial railway asset. Dennis Washington has an estimated current net worth of around $4.2 billion and is one of the wisest industrialists on the planet. We should be asking for his opinion and involvement in solving the Vancouver Island industrial problem. Fix the railway properly. Don’t put the Band-Aid on the broken leg. Matt James Nanaimo

Readers respond: Feedback on news items Funding numbers make good sense To the Editor, Re: Vancouver Island residents have a say in rail’s future, Guest Comment, Oct. 30. Like many, I live outside the City of Nanaimo and commute to work there. I recently read about the completion of the Bowen Road project. A project that was badly needed, indeed I drove and rode my bike to work along that corridor for many years. There was critical need on that one-kilometre stretch. It has cost around $11 million to widen the road, upgrade services and install a new bridge. Now, let’s look at the railway, which like Bowen Road, is publicly owned. The Island Corridor Foundation has asked for $3.2 million with a portion coming from the City of Nanaimo through the Regional District of Nanaimo. This will unlock the $20 million total needed to do critical work rebuilding more than 200 km of railway and dozens of bridges and trestles. This will enable freight service to continue and grow and pay directly back to the taxpayer.

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Many protesters unable to attend To the Editor, Re: Protest raises some doubts, Opinion, Oct. 25. Maybe the protest against the pipeline lacked the huge crowds anticipated because some of us had to work. I have huge problems with the pipeline and Enbridge’s record of pipeline safety, but more than that, I have even bigger problems with the tanker traffic in and around Haida Gwaii with its unique nowhere-else-in-theworld fauna and rugged coastline. These tankers are three times the size of the Exxon Valdez and we don’t want that kind of disaster in these pristine waters.

Anyone who has lived near the coast for any length of time is fully aware where the normal winter storm track lies. Funny, but doesn’t the Pacific “firehose” weather pattern complete with storm warnings, high winds and surf point directly toward that area? All this to send dirty tar sands oil to China so we can buy their cheap crap. No thanks. Melanie Kirk Nanaimo

Tough new laws would halt litter To the Editor, Re: Smokers need to clean up the mess, Opinion, Oct. 23. Discarded cigarette butts are more serious (to wildlife) and widespread than many realize. Of course lit ones are especially dangerous fire hazards during dry weather. Which makes one wonder what smokers are thinking when they have ashtrays within reach. Mind you, why is anyone with a brain smoking anyway? To add to the problem, the current laws in B.C. are inadequate, as I found out when appearing as a witness recently in court where

badly written laws failed to achieve a conviction of a person I saw tossing a burning cigarette butt onto the road during extremely dry conditions. Even more troubling has been the neartotal lack of concern by pertinent B.C. government staff and ministers when I alerted them of the flawed legislation. Given the systemic stupidity surrounding this issue, one cannot help but be more pessimistic about the future. Gary Korpan Nanaimo

Justice system is embarrassing To the Editor, Re: Manslaughter conviction nets 18-month prison sentence, Oct. 25. After the shock wore off, I didn’t know if I should be embarrassed or disgusted with the Canadian law system. A killer, who admitted what he did, gets 18 months in jail – similar to what a habitual shoplifter would get. I don’t care what Brendon Menard’s problems are, the protection of the public should be the court’s No. 1 concern. Dean Pilling Nanaimo

sells out Canada To the Editor, Why aren’t the citizens of Canada up in arms about the federal Conservative government’s latest sellout of Canada’s sovereignty? Could it be that they don’t wish us to know all the dirty deals they are signing with China in the secretive FIPA trade agreement? Where is the parliamentary discussions about what we are getting into? Where is the open dialogue from the government we were promised? They are going to inform us after they have signed the trade deal and then explain how they have given the Chinese the right to sue us for monetary loss if things don’t go right for their businesses. Even if a new government is elected and

rescinds the law, it will still be in effect for at least 15 years. Is this the kind of democracy we want and expect these days – one in which our freedom and rights and country are slowly being eroded and changed to suit the temperament of foreign businesses and governments? If not, we all need to raise our collective voices and shout at our representatives to start representing we, the majority, not them, the lobbyists and special interest groups who have no allegiance to this country. If we want to keep our country strong and free for our children, then it’s time to make some noise. Keri Boulter Nanaimo

Treaty gives Chinese far too much power To the Editor, Following an unending string of devious acts, our prime minister has again demonstrated his complete contempt for the democratic process. I’m referring to the trade deal with China that will give Chinese-owned companies the right to sue the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia or the City of Nanaimo if a decision one of these democraticallyelected bodies in some way interferes with the Chinese company’s expectation of profits. Even decisions of our courts can give rise to damages. The Canada-China Investment Treaty would allow Chinese investors to sue governments in Canada outside Canadian courts and behind closed doors. Most British Columbians are opposed to Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipe-

line, but Harper is determined that it will be built. A new NDP government in B.C. would be opposed to the pipeline and although Harper has the final say, B.C. could throw up so many road blocks that building the pipeline would be impractical. But with the new CanadaChina treaty, a Chinese oil company that wanted to transport its diluted bitumen through the pipeline could sue the B.C. government because we would be interfering with the company’s expectation of profits. How crafty of Harper, how disadvantageous for Canadians. We all remember how much Brian Mulroney was loathed when he left office. When Harper leaves his lofty perch, what will Canadians think of him? Arlene Feke Nanaimo ◆ More letters /10

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Three experienced baby boomer employment counsellors have joined forces to offer work search assistance and guidance to Canadian boomers (50 plus) through a webinar. The project, Golden Keys – Opening Workforce Doors for Canadian Boomers makes use of this latest technology as a way for boomers across the country to learn new skills, interact with others in their peer group and receive support, all from the comfort of their home computer. Lowell Ann Fuglsang (career coach), Marilyn Henigman and

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City streets cleaner thanks to program More than 200 kilometres of Nanaimo roads are cleaner thanks to the city’s 10th annual Partners in a Cleaner Community Program. Fifteen Nanaimo non-profit groups hit city streets this past spring and fall, picking up litter while earning funds to support their community activities. A total of 450 garbage bags of paper, plastic, glass, tires and other debris were collected. The groups received $50 per kilometre for the routes covered, raising $10,000 for the groups involved.

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Coun. Diana Johnstone, left, Mayor John Ruttan, Coun. Diane Brennan and Coun. Fred Pattje lend a hand to plant a tree at Piper Park as part of the Council of Canadians’ annual conference in Nanaimo last week.

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Actors, Bobby Katnich, left, Samantha Pawliuk and Taylor Bates star in Vancouver Island University theatre department’s fall show, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. The play premieres tonight (Nov. 1) at 8 p.m. and runs until Nov. 10 at Malaspina Theatre.

transport them to a surrealist world of Paris in the 1930s. The premise for the world

is based on the paintings of Belgian surrealist artist René Margritte. Margritte is known for

works of art that place ordinary objects in an unusual context, such as his painting The Son of Man where

a green apple is placed over a man’s face. “That became the influence for the look of the

show,” said Potter. “It depicted the feeling of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern because they really are placeless.” Potter said people might not realize that despite the fact the characters are taken from William Shakespeare’s tragedy, the characters aren’t confined to the grief and rage depicted in Hamlet. Stoppard has added humour. “It’s very funny. It’s a comedy,” said Potter. The actors have been rehearsing since October to bring the play to life. Bobby Katnich and Taylor Bates play Rosencrantz and Guildenster n and it’s up to the audience to discover which is which. Samantha Pawliuk is the Player. Vancouver Island University theatre department presents Rosencrantz and Guildenster n are Dead tonight (Nov. 1) to Nov. 10 at the Malaspina Theatre, located at 900 Fifth St. Evening shows begin at 8 p.m., with a matinees Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. and Nov. 7-8 at noon. Tickets are $12 or $10 for seniors and students and are available by calling 250740-6100 or at the door. arts@nanaimobulletin.com

TTwo lovers dance a ‘never-ending goodbye’ before husband heads to war BY RACHEL STERN THE NEWS BULLETIN

Two lovers cling to each other. It’s painful to part. They embrace, caress, and push away but then rush back into each others’ arms because there is still one more moment before they must separate. The husband is going to war,

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a sensual and romantic dance begins. The story, Reign of Love, is being performed by dancers Ivana Ho and Paul DeStrooper during the second annual Gala 2 Live fundraiser Saturday (Nov. 3). “We do a duet that is romantic and sensual, but has moments where we say goodbye and pull

back. It’s like a never-ending goodbye,” said DeStrooper. “We use a lot of tension.” DeStrooper has been the artistic director of Ballet Victoria since 2007. He is a graduate of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School professional division and has performed with various ballet organizations over the years including Canada’s Royal Win-

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Fall concert hosted Sunday The Nanaimo Concert Band is filling the Port Theatre with music Sunday (Nov. 4). The band holds its annual fall concert at 2:30 p.m. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concert features a piano solo by Cpt. John Forbes. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll play Fly Me to the Moon. It also includes Sing Sing Singg featuring drummer Wayne Finucan. Tickets are $16 and are available at the Port Theatre ticket office, located at 125 Front St. or www.porttheatre.com.

Film explores wild world In the wild marshlands off southern Louisiana a six-year-old girl lives disconnected from her resource burning neighbours in the north. The girl, Hushpuppy, shares a trailer with her father, Wink, who changed after Hushpuppyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother left. He can be cruel, but that cruelty is intended to prepare his daughter for a time when he is no longer able to protect her. Wink becomes ill and nature stirs a flurry of disasters, temperature increases, rising water levels and hurricane-like winds. Hushpuppy, played by QuvenzhanĂŠ Wallis, is the central character in Beasts of the Southern Wild,

the debut film from Benh Zeitlin. The film was adapted and co-written by playwright Lucy Alibar. Wallis, the young heroine, takes the audience through the story of a bond between father and daughter. The film is the third in TheatreOneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fringe Flick series. It won the Grand Jury Prize and Best Cinematography award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. TheatreOne presents the film Sunday (Nov. 4) at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. and Monday (Nov. 5) at 7 p.m. at Avalon Cinema. Tickets are $12 or people can subscribe for eight films for $81.80. Tickets are available by calling 250-754-7587 or at www.theatreone.org.

Friends and fans are gathering Sunday to remember Vancouver Island musician Jenna Flor during a memorial birthday celebration. Flor died last year in September after a short battle with cancer. She performed on Gabriola Island and Vancouver Island and worked with many groups over the years, including

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she died. Before passing away Flor had recorded guitar and violin tracks that they re-tweaked and used in the songs. Flor was born in England. She started busking in Paris at 17. She played across Europe and eventually came to Canada. In Montreal Flor spent eight years performing with

various Brazilian and Latin groups and was part of several Island bands. The celebration features an open jam for Flor where people can perform, connect and share stories. It is Sunday (Nov. 4) 2-4 p.m. at Demeter’s Coffee Vault, located at 499 Wallace St. arts@nanaimobulletin.com

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◆ From /16 Last year the event raised $5,000 for cancer research and support programs in central Vancouver Island. Ho co-organized the gala with Wendy Wearne. Last year, she noticed part of Bailey Studio was lying empty between theatre performances. She decided it would be a great space to host a gala to showcase Vancouver Island talent and raise money for Island charities. This year’s gala at the Bailey Studio, located at 2373 Rosstown Rd., starting at 6:30 p.m. The evening features singer songwriter Melissa Hill, Lorna McLellan, a Nanaimo actress and singer, and guest dancer Paul DeStrooper as well as other local performers. The evening

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Chorus sings favourites Spiritual and contemporary songs come to life through the mingled voices of A Cappella Plus Sunday (Nov. 4). The group presents its fall concert, String of Pearls: every song a gem, 2:30 p.m. at Brechin United Church. For the performance the singers are revisiting their favourite songs from the past 33 years of performances in Nanaimo. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to do a retrospective of some of our best songs in the more popular genres,â&#x20AC;? said Val Duthie, a member of A Cappella Plus, in an e-mail. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For us singing is a great pleasure in many different ways. There is a magic about live performance which is qualitatively different from anything else. Music of all kinds speaks to something very deeply ingrained in us.â&#x20AC;? A Cappella Plus will perform songs such as Sing We and Chant it, Moon River, Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Buy Me Love and Unchained Melody. Tickets are $15/ $10 for students and are available at the door or Fascinating Rhythm and the Quilted Duck.

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Opposing teams might be able to stick with the VIU Mariners for a quarter or two. But as the game wears on, the M’s think their depth, pressure, aggression and work ethic will give them the edge. Vancouver Island University’s men’s basketball team tips off the 2012-13 Pacific Western Athletic Association season on Friday (Nov. 2) at the VIU gym. It’s a bit of a different Mariners team this year, starting at the top with new coach Matt Kuzminski. He takes over a program that reached the PacWest gold-medal game each of the last three years. For VIU to get there again, it will take a team effort, says the new coach. “We’re definitely going to be a different team this year,” said Kuzminski. “You’ll see a lot of different guys contributing on different nights … We’ll play a really in-your-face-style defence. I think it will be entertaining and I think our players are going to enjoy playing that way.” Brandon Jones, VIU guard, said he thinks this year’s team is deeper than it was a year ago. “We’re much quicker, so we’ll run more,” he said. “Speed, and the toughness of our guards, pressure in our game will allow us to be successful.” With so many guys capable of stepping on the court and contrib-

uting, it’s a constant competition for minutes. But the M’s look at it more like each of them are a part of something greater. “It’s going to take the full team this year; it’s going to take all 13 guys buying in and getting the job done,” said Jason McKee, VIU forward. Fifth-year veteran forward Tyler Olsen, along with McKee, will be two of the key players up front. Jones, Clayton Billett and rookie point guard Jon Bethell will be some of the main contributors in the backcourt. Guard Trevor Davidson also returns, Ryan Davidson will provide scoring and 6-foot-9 addition Adam Connolly will give the M’s a new dimension in the post. “With the guys we have, we’ve got enough talent and it’s just about putting in the work,” said McKee. “As hard as we want to work during the season, as much time as we want to to put in, sacrifice, then I think we can accomplish all our goals.” It starts Friday against the Camosun Chargers. Jones said this time of year is a lot of fun, and a chance to create positive energy to carry the M’s through a long season. “It’s definitely exciting,” McKee said. “Games are going to start rolling now, and oh man, we’ve been waiting for this since the end of last year.” GAME ON … The Mariners and Chargers play Friday at 8 p.m. at the VIU gym following a matchup between the schools’ women’s teams. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for alumni and seniors, $2 for youths and free for VIU students and children 10 and under. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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VIU Mariners centre Adam Connolly lays the ball in during a practice drill Tuesday night at the Vancouver Island University gym.

After a breakthrough season, the VIU Mariners women find themselves having to start all over, in some ways. Vancouver Island University’s women’s basketball team will have a new look as the 2012-13 Pacific Western Athletic Association season gets underway this Friday (Nov. 2). VIU’s women reached the PacWest gold-medal game last winter, but that only means so much, so many months later. “We have to treat it like a brand-new campaign because we lost so many faces, we’ve got so many new bodies that this is a different team than we had last year,” said Bill McWhinnie, M’s coach. “We can’t really carry on what we were doing, we have to change things a little bit to fit our personnel. So things have been quite new this year.” VIU is viewing it not so much as a new look, but as a new dynamic. “I like our team,” said the coach. “I think this is a really close team, we’ve got good chemistry. We’ve added a couple good players, we’ve added some real good team kids and some kids that play really hard. I like the direction we’re going.” ◆ See ‘MARINERS’ /B2

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VIU’s volleyball squads get back at it after bye week Vancouver Island University’s volleyball teams started the season strongly, then had to sit back and wait. The VIU Mariners men’s and women’s v-ball teams return to Pacific Western Athletic Association play this Friday (Nov. 2) and Saturday after having

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Royals women (2-4). The Mariners volleyball teams will hold their home openers the following weekend with matches Nov. 9-10 against the Capilano Blues. Please look for more on VIU volleyball next week in the News Bulletin.

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Clippers lost 5-1, so he’s hoping for much better this time around. “We want to go out this year and show them that we’re really a team this year and we’re not going to mess around,” he said. Colton Dahlen, Clippers defenceman, said the players will try to

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Impact MMA’s Spencer wins biggest fight yet Inbrief BY GREG SAKAKI THE NEWS BULLETIN

It was the biggest fight of his career so far, and he won. Graham Spencer of Nanaimo Impact MMA earned a unanimous decision over Shane Nelson in the semi-main event of Maximum Fighting Championship 35: Explosive Encounter on Friday in Edmonton. Spencer (9-1) dominated all three rounds of the mixed martial arts bout against the UFCtested veteran Nelson (15-7). “There wasn’t any second of the fight that Graham lost…” said John Punt, Impact MMA trainer. “He forced the fight and that’s how Graham does his best. That’s his style. I wouldn’t want to see him ever veer away from that style.” The featherweight (145pound) match was the MFC debut for Spencer, who signed a three-fight contract with the promotion this year. “He said, ‘I’m going to give it everything I’ve got for these three fights. This is going to be the make-or-break three fights,’” said Punt. In the past, Spencer said MMA had sort of been a hobby. “I was kind of getting frustrated that I didn’t really have the time to get the training I needed,” he said. “And I’m getting older. I’ve got to make a

run for it now if I’m ever going to do it.” The 28-year-old quit his job as an electrician to train fulltime, and spent six weeks in Sacramento training with Urijah Faber’s Team Alpha Male. Most pre-fight predictions had Nelson winning, but Spencer said people tend to favour the guy they know. Still, the hype around Nelson added stress, said Punt, and Spencer said he was more nervous for fight night than usual.

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“But once the first round got started, I got a takedown right away and as soon as I got that takedown, I knew it was going to be a good night for me,” he said. Spencer’s strength and conditioning proved superior and he maintained a positional advantage. “It went a lot easier than what I was expecting,” he said. “I thought it was going to be

one of those bloody battle of wills, but it was pretty much me forcing my will on him for pretty much the whole fight.” There might have been opportunities for the Nanaimo fighter to go for a finish, but he knew he was winning and didn’t want to make a mistake. “Graham’s not the kind of a guy that’s going to take chances,” said Punt. “He’s a conservative, smart, intellectual fighter – he’s exciting because he’s aggressive.” More excitement lies ahead. MFC is Canada’s top promotion, said Punt, and wins there matter. The event was televised live in the United States, so Spencer’s training partners in California were able to get together and watch. Other family and friends were in attendance at Edmonton’s Mayfield Trade Centre on Friday to see Spencer’s MMA career take a turning point. Now, the fighter and his trainer can talk realistically about the UFC. “You never really know how to compare yourself with people unless you get in there with them, and I surprised myself a little bit,” Spencer said. “If I can do that to Shane and maybe do it to one or two more guys, I think I’ll be right there.”

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Top team too tough for ’Tips The North Island Silvertips gave the top team in the league a challenge. The city’s B.C. Major Midget League hockey team (4-5-1) dropped a pair of home games on the weekend to the firstplaced Cariboo Cougars (10-2), losing 4-2 on Saturday and then 5-2 on Sunday at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. In the first game Mathieu Jallabert and Patrick Bajkov scored for the ’Tips and in the rematch it was Nick Gomerich and Liam Shaw with the goals. The Silvertips have two more home games this coming weekend (Nov. 3-4). They face the Greater Vancouver Canadians (3-6) on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at the Nanaimo Ice Centre, then host the Canadians on Sunday at Parksville’s Oceanside Place in an 11 a.m. faceoff.

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Barsby gets better of Ballenas in Border Battle The Barsby Bulldogs got a terrific regular-season test as they start thinking about playoffs. John Barsby Community Secondary School’s AA varsity football team won the annual Border Battle

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FOOTBALL TEAM beats Langley 48-0.

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The Nanaimo Redmen finally won their first game, and better yet, it’s not too late. The city’s Vancouver Mainland Football League midget team (1-8) whalloped the North Langley Bears (2-7) by a 48-0 score on Sunday at May Rich-

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◆ Nov. 3 - B.C. Major Midget League hockey. North Island vs. Greater Van. Nanaimo Ice Centre, 5:30 p.m. ◆ Nov. 3 - Vancouver Island Soccer League. Nanaimo United vs. Vic West. Merle Logan Field, 7 p.m.

Oct. 22-27 Tuesday 55-plus - Ed Duerre, 312 single; Rob Patterson, 762 triple. Monday mixed - Jared Craven, 305 single; Sharon McEachern, 305 single. Tuesday mixed - Alex Kotai, 315 single; Parry Harder, 700 triple; Debbie Knapp, 318 single; Shelly Harder, 710 triple. Wednesday classic - John Drnasin, 328 single; Shawn Donohoe, 874 triple; Rosemarie Sloat, 361 single; Pat Sampson, 873 triple. Thursday ladies - Janice Keaist, 731 triple. Friday 55-plus - Mike Turner, 301 single; Sharon Redlick, 293 single, 654 triple. Thursday youth - Nathan Maley, 156 single; Josh Burgmann, 346 single, 859 triple; Lauren Thompson, 752 triple. Saturday youth - Maranda Eby, 202 single, 323 double; Courtney Harder, 307 single; Justin Therrien, 710 triple. Special Olympics - Crystal Lussier, 278 single.

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A BIG BOUQUET to Kim in the photo department at Wal-Mart. Your customer service is fantastic. THANKS to the Bank of Montreal in Terminal Park. I received a card thanking me for being a customer and wishing me well for my upcoming surgery. A much appreciated surprise. Thanks Natalie. Also, the cool water in the bank on those hot days was great. If you need banking help, see Rene Parado. A HUGE BOUQUET OF ROSES to Steve and crew at the Wellington Garage. Their honesty and professionalism are appreciated. A BEAUTIFUL THANK YOU BOUQUET to Miele and AA Vacuum Doctor for the kind and exceptional service on my vacuum repair. BOUQUETS to the anonymous lady who surprised staff and doctors at the Medical Arts Centre with the long-stemmed roses and note of appreciation to each of us. The red roses were beautiful and the message uplifting. Also the presentation from Thrifty Foods was outstanding. A BIG BOUQUET OF RED ROSES to the City of Nanaimo for granting a 10-year property tax exemption to the restored E&N Railway Station. It is a grand place inside and out. A BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET OF THANKS to Fran Falconer, hepatitis C nurse. To say you go above and beyond the call of duty is simply an understatement. You have been a huge support to me and have given me hope.

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A COLOURFUL ARRANGEMENT OF FALL BLOSSOMS AND LEAVES to convey my thanks to Ryan and Morgan of KPK Goldsmith. Not only do they repair jewelry, they also fix eyeglass frames. Thanks to their skills and timely response, I was able to resume my reading addiction – er, routine – quickly. OVERSIZED FLOWERS to Island Savings. Andrea and the Island Savings branch in Cedar go over and above. Staff are considerate, available, friendly, professional. A BOUQUET to the telephone/ cable company that cared when others didn't. They designed a payment process so I didn't lose my cable, Internet and phone service. I am so thankful to each and every one of the employees who helped me for their understanding and kindness.

A HUGE MIXED BOUQUET to the staff at U-Lock Mini Storage for being so helpful. I don't know why anyone would go elsewhere, they are the best by far. From a happy mover.

Submit your Beef or Bouquet Beefs & Bouquets is a free forum to give thanks or express views on issues and events. The News Bulletin reserves the right to edit or refuse submissions. Length is limited to 40 words and two submissions per person per week. A winner will be selected at random to receive a floral bouquet from Turley’s Florist and Potting Shed. Mail or deliver to the News Bulletin, 777B Poplar St., Nanaimo, V9S 2H7 or e-mail to bulletinboard@nanaimobulletin.com. Fax to 250-753-0788. ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________

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A GLORIOUSLY SPOOKTACULAR BOUQUET to the kind person spreading Halloween joy to all our children by anonymously placing Halloween goody bags at our doorstep for us to find in the morning. My daughters were beyond thrilled and mommy let them have candy for breakfast.

A HUGE BOUQUET OF THANKS to the group who cleaned up Pipers Lagoon Park recently. We walked into a brand new park with nothing but nature on display.

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A GIANT BOUQUET OF WHITE IRISES to Doug at the Applecross Home Hardware store. I recently went in to find a piece of downspout. They didn't have the odd, smaller size I was looking for, but Doug immediately offered to phone a competitors' store and located some quickly for me. Thank you so much for the excellent, personalized service. A BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET to those who donate their gently used items to non-profit thrift stores. Not all thrift stores are the same, some give as little as two per cent to charity while others may not give anything at all. It makes a huge difference where you decide to donate your items.

A LIFETIME SUPPLY OF ART MATERIALS to the artist who left us a special surprise at Pipers Lagoon beach recently. There was a beautiful coastal scene painted on two logs on the beach. The colours just glowed even on the dull morning. Thank you so much, whoever you are.

A BOUQUET OF BLOOD RED ROSES to Piper’s Meats. Our Thanksgiving supper of prime rib and pork butt roast was wonderful.

A BIG, BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET OF THANKS to the lovely ladies at the Nanaimo Community Archives who took the time to help me complete some research recently. What a fantastic, valuable resource you provide to the community.

THANKS AGAIN to Nanaimo River Hatchery workers extraordinaire – Diana, Larry, Brandy and Katie – for another enriching and enjoyable salmon field trip. From the Grade 1/2 class at Seaview Elementary School.

GOOD HEALTH AND LONG LIFE to the generous person who sent the beautiful and overflowing bucket of red roses to the Medical Arts Centre.

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A SYMPATHETIC BEEF F to the person who had an issue with the parking near Nob Hill Park – believe me, I agree with you. The city does not understand that too many workers park here when it should be reserved for visitors and neighbours. Workers should have to use the pay parking on Cavan Street.

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Edith D. Williams (Branch) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Edith D. Williams, on October 27, 2012. Predeceased by her husband, John R. Williams in 2008, Edith is survived by her children, Russ (Barb) and Louisa (Norm); grandchildren: Dean (Vanessa), Brad (Melanie), Lee (Kaley), John (Jessica), David (Callie); and 7 great grandchildren; also brother-inlaw, Bob Rafter (Dorothy). A private family service by request. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, donations may be made, in Edithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory, to the Child Development Centre. First Memorial Funeral Services (250)754-8333

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Wilfred Lionel Seaker passed away in Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on October 26, 2012 at the age of 83. Survived by the love of his life, wife Deanne; son Greg (Kathryn); daughter Janice; step-grandson Shayne; brother Gerry; nieces iec and nephews. An astute businessman with many interests & hobbies, Dad really lived life to itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s D ful ullest. He will be missed.

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LOST LARGE black dog, with large lump on chest, answers to Snoopy on Spuceton Rd, Oct 30. If found please call (250)619-2688.

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

SALES

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SERVICE SALES REP required to call on Grocery & Drugstores for National distributor. 2-3/ days/ week. Must have car. $18./hr + expenses. Please fax resume to 1-888280-5405.

1A ELECTRICIAN, licenced, bonded, Small Jobs Specialist, panel upgrades and renos. All work guaranteed since 1989. Rob at 250-732-PLUG (7584).

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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Medical Pharmacy in Nanaimo is looking for full and part-time Pharmacy Assistants. Experience an asset but not required. Flexible hours (open Monday to Friday), no night shifts, weekends or stats. Wages and benefits commensurate with experience. Must have good communication skills and adaptable to work in a professional environment.

CAMPBELL & FAIRWEATHER PSYCHOLOGY GROUP Administrative Assistant (part time) Job Description: Performs receptionist/ clerical/secretarial duties requiring accuracy, courtesy, compassion, and diplomacy in a clinical setting. Requirements: Applicants must have strong customer service skills (a professional telephone manner and excellent communication skills), ability to multi-task in a fast-paced team environment, and possess a friendly attitude. Also, confidentiality and protection of sensitive data is very important in this role. Must have experience with Microsoft products (especially Outlook and Word). We offer a benefit package, competitive wage, and growth opportunities in a collegial work environment. How to Apply: Please apply with cover letter and resume by email to: sue@cfpsych.ca, Attention: Sue Girton. Deadline to apply: Friday, November 16, 2012 EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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Health Care Assistants

Needed in Mid Island Get on the fast track to a new career in 38 Weeks Nanaimo- There’s a desperate need for Health Care Assistants in Nanaimo. In fact, B.C.’s healthcare sector has grown by 28% since 1997 and employers are struggling to fill vacancies. Much of the demand is due to increases in the senior population. Health Care Assistants provide personal care, companionship and other important medical support services. Be in Demand as a Certified Health Care Assistant Discovery Community College in Nanaimo offers an accelerated 38 week program in Health Care Assisting. Even with focused, short-term training we can barely keep up with employer demand. Almost 100% of the latest Discovery graduating class found jobs upon completion.

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OPA SOUVLAKI (Woodgrove Centre) - experienced Counter Attendant, Cashier & Assistant Manager req’d. Email opawoodgrove@gmail.com Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Scheduled Days Off. Call Lloyd 780-723-5051 STRONG, AGILE Welder Fabricator wanted, body work skills a plus. Email or fax resume george@gemgates.ca Fax: 250-754-5174. THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: •Coastal Certified Hand Fallers-Camp Positions Avail. •Coastal Certified Bull Buckers - Includes vehicle/accommodations •Road Grader Operator (Excavator experience an asset) •Off Highway Logging Truck Drivers (Pacific) •Grapple Yarder Operators •Hooktenders •Chasers •Line Machine Operator •Heavy Duty Mechanics Fulltime camp with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to office@lemare.ca.

Borrow Up To $25,000

RETIRED PLUMBER Journeyman. Repairs & renovations. Call (250)390-1982.

HANDYPERSONS

WINDOW CLEANING

OLD FASHIONED HANDYMAN Drywall, tile, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting. Quality work. No HST. Reasonable prices. 250-616-9095.

MR. SPARKLE CLEANING SERVICES “Since 1992” Window & Gutter Cleaning Roof Demossing, Vinyl Siding

BLUE OX Home Services. Expert Handyman & Renovation Services: plumbing, electrical, carpentry, drywall, tiling, painting, lawn & garden. Refs avail. Insured. 250-713-4409.

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES CLEANING SERVICES ALL CLEAN house cleaners. Exp., reliable, & insured. info@allclean4you.ca 250-6684642 CLEARLY DUNN WINDOWS 50% off window cleaning, gutter cleaning, house washing. Insured. (250)585-6061

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Home & Bathroom Reno’s Doors & Windows Decks & Fences Vinyl Siding & Soffits, plus much more Insured

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PLUMBING

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MICROWAVE AND Toaster Oven with stand, 30 obo. Dresser w/ 2 mirrors, $25 obo. Call (250)591-4731.

FUEL/FIREWOOD MILL SLABS, approximately 3.5 cords, delivered by crane truck, $170. Call Marino at 250-619-9109 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.

WINDOWS

FURNITURE

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

Reno Windows, Failed Sealed Units, Retractable & Residential Screens ~ Free Estimates Guaranteed Workmanship

250-753-4208 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FREE ITEMS FREE OAK Entertainment unit, 53.5”Wx52”Hx21”D. (250)758-1051

DINING ROOM Suite, in excellent condition, golden oak, 5 chairs, 1 captain’s chair, table with 2 leaves, china cabinet with glass shelves and interior light. Asking $1200 obo. Call 250-739-0465 to view. Must sell moving. DOWNSIZING SALE. Well upholstered furniture set - golden green muted. set of 3 - must see to appreciate. Table, lamps, sheers, flat screen TV, many other items. Good quality. Call 250-586-8922 between 6 pm - 9 pm.

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MEDICAL SUPPLIES

10 DECORATIVE Homesense Pillows. New $10. ea. All for $95. (250)714-0712.

3-WHEEL Electric Scooter. Completely gone over. New controls, front tire & tube. Custom charger. Good batteries. $650. (250)740-2768

2 END tables, good condition, $10 each. Medical walker (blue), wheels, seat & basket, $45 obo. Call (250)753-4618.

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

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5-SHELF Bookcase, w/plate glass sliding doors AND Loveseat. $25. both (250)758-8044

HOME RENOVATIONS: Carpentry, kitchens & baths; plumbing, ceramic tile. Free Estimates (250)756-2096.

9 DRAWER dressing table, $49, 2 side tables, $28 (both), queen head board, $10. Call (250)722-3341.

MOVING & STORAGE

BASKETBALL HOOP (Lifetime brand), outdoor, portable, adjustable height, $55 obo. Call (250)756-1905.

39’ 2004 TRAVEL Trailer, park model, “Terry model” asking $11,900. Propane furnace, 2 yrs old, full size, asking $700, worth $2000 new. 30’ pressure treated power pole, $200. Call (250)735-3258.

CHILD’S BED- pine frame, 5” foam, 28.5”x53”, immaculate. $35 obo. 250-591-8350.

4 TOYO tires, used, M & S, P225/60/16, good condition, $180. Call (250)586-6673.

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)753-6633.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

LEMON TREE Housekeeping, home and office. Call Heidi at (250)716-0551.

CLOCK/WATCH/JEWELLERY REPAIRS CLOCK & WATCH REPAIRS 3rd generation watch maker. Antique & grandfather clock specialist. (250)618-2962.

COMPUTER SERVICES

FRIENDLY EXPERIENCED RCA or LPN for fill in work for private home care. Must be experienced with ROMS and condom catheter. $20/hr. Call Tom 250-755-9112.

U-NEED-A-NERD Friendly onsite professional computer, website and design services. Jason is BACK! 250-585-8160 or visit: jasonseale.com

ELECTRICAL DESIGN DRAFTSPERSON. Electrical Engineering Consulting firm requires Electrical Design Draftsperson in our Kamloops office. Preferably minimum 1 year experience. Apply in writing to ICI Electrical & Control Consulting Ltd. Email: sean@ici-electrical.com Closing date for applications November 16, 2012.

ALL TRADES- Home updates? Hardwood, Tile, Laminate, Kitchen & Bath Renos. All exterior Roofing, Siding, Decks & Fencing. References available. 250-722-0131.

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HOME CARE/SUPPORT

PROFESSIONAL/ MANAGEMENT

AGILE HOME REPAIR & Improvement. Fully insured, interior/exterior repairs and upgrades. Ian 250-714-8800.

No Credit Checks!

C A R E G I V E R / C O M PA N I O N available. Assistance with day to day living, meal prep, appt’s, house/yard work, errands, overnight or respite, travel. Certified, flexible, friendly. Call Barb 250-7169935, 250-667-1811.

KARATE GI: two size 3 & one size 4, w/white belts. $55. Foldable card table, xlnt cond. $25. 1 (250)741-0451

VIRDIGRIS GARDENING: Gardener: Maintenance, Renovation, Consultation & Design. Tel. 250-740-2505 or Contact at http://www.virdigrisgardening.com

Cash same day, local office.

HOME CARE SUPPORT

Small Island Painting

H.O. SCALE, 4 skeleton log cars, $15 ea; 6 food freight cars, $12 ea. (250)758-5073

LEAF BLOWER, $45. 6’ Christmas tree, $25. Call (250)758-2786.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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A-ONE PAINTING and Wallpapering. Serving Nanaimo for 28 years . Senior Discount. Free estimates. 250-741-0451

FLORAL LOVESEAT & chair, good condition, $99. Call (250)390-2577.

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FREE QUOTES; Same Day Rubbish, yard waste, clean up. $50 & up. Moving, deliveries, pruning. Jason 250-668-6851

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

PAINTING

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HAULING AND SALVAGE

CENTRAL DRUGS is looking for full time permanent employees for various positions. Applicants should have good customer service skills. Knowledge of pharmacy or beer & wine making experience would be an asset. We offer competitive wages with benefit package and have great hours. Reply in confidence to File #325, c/o Nanaimo News Bulletin, 777 Poplar Ave, Nanaimo, V9S 2H7.

DESK, 48” (w) x 30” (d), w/ pencil and file drawers, $90 obo. Call (250)753-3587.

KITCHEN TABLE & chairs, maple, captain chairs, $45. Call (250)754-5710.

Ivan 250-758-0371

Apply with Resume to Anil Ram, Rx Ram Pharmacy Specialists, 103-1629 Townsite Rd., Nanaimo. No phone calls please.

CUSTOM CAR Magazines (170 in all), assorted titles, $50 (for all). Call (250)729-7146.

Interior ~ Exterior FREE ESTIMATES.

HELP WANTED An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

CHRISTMAS TREE 4’ pre-lite (clear), w/hinged branches & stand, $25. (250)758-9447.

GARDENING LEAF CLEAN up services. If you can’t find time to rake your leaves I will for you, rain or shine. Call Megan at 719-5807677.

HELP WANTED

PHARMACY ASSISTANT

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EAVESTROUGH BRAD’S HOME Detailing. Cleaning vinyl siding by brush. De-mossing roofs. Gutter cleaning/repairs. Windows. Power Washing. Insured. Free estimates. Brad 250-619-0999

SMALL ADS, BIG DEALS! www.bcclassified.com

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GARAGE SALES

3-FAMILY GARAGE SALE. Sat. Nov. 3, 9am-noon. Lots of kid’s toys, books, DVDs, small furniture, pictures, good quality stuff! 2618 Departure Bay Rd. Rain or shine.

CENTRAL Indoor Garage Sale! at 1185 St. Patrick Cres, on Sat. Nov 3 from 9 am-3 pm No Early Birds. Toys, furniture, household items.

TOWNSITE Downsizing/Moving sale. 890 Hunter St. Nov 3rd, 9am-12noon. Shop, hand & electric tools, equipment & supplies, yard & household items. Something 4 Everyone!


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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

FOR SALE BY OWNER

HOUSES FOR SALE

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES

W. NANAIMO, 3 bdrm split level w/ inlaw suite, country setting, close to town, 2 car garage w/ shop, newly reno’d, N/S, N/P, refs, $1650 w/ half month free. 250-716-6811 or 250-245-4546, 250-753-4749.

HOSPITAL 3BDRM,1 bath, lrg fenced yard, fresh paint in/out. $1150/mo + utils. Ref’s req. Avail. immed. 250-740-6803

5X10 NATIONAL Pool Table with all original accessories & overhead light; Conn electric band acoustic organ; Bamboo bar; 2 older TVs; 2 arborite kitchen tables & other misc. Call 250-738-0368 to view. ACKLAND GAS welder with onan engine. $2500: Power washer 3000 psi, Honda 11 horsepower, $800. Call 250-248-5255 BOWFLEX POWER Pro Trainer, $500. Sears Freesport Treadmill, $500. Sears kingsize, top of the line latex mattress, hardly used. $750. Call (250)586-8027. CLARK SANDER - 7 inch, Electronic Caddy, Golf Pull Cart with seat, Pallet Jack, E Bike 400K. 250334-9959

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!

EVERGREEN PLACE mobile home, $49,000, 800sf, complete reno in & out, small pet ok. (250)710-8985 or email

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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

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 1 & 2 BDRM (Hospital Area)

ESTATE SALE- top of the line appliances “Kenmore”, up right freezer. Antiques, garden furniture, art, rugs. Many interesting items. Dealers welcome! Call (250)748-2334. FOR SALE 1-200 KW/250 KVA/300 amp 480 generator Cat engine 3406B c/w 1-1800 litre double wall Tidy Tank. $7000. Call 250-949-8133. FULL GOLF Membership at Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club, $1500 obo. Please call 250-751-2228.

New balcony & paint. Free storage & parking. Quiet building with security cameras. Available Nov.1st From $675 - $790.

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

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GOODYEAR ULTRA Grip (snow tires), 175/70R13, like new, used 1 season only. Asking $240 obo for all 4. Call (250)738-1190. LIFT CHAIR- $300 obo. Entertainment centre for 27” TV, $50. Call (250)754-7905. 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. MOVING? BOXES, clean, sizes 1.5 - 6 cb.ft. plus Mirror and wardrobes. Save 75-85%. 250-585-6920 PIANO- HEINTZMAN upright, good condition, $700 obo. Call (250)752-4400.

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

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

PARKSVILLE. THIS is it! Well designed rancher, 55 +, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, den/TV room, many updates, 5 appliances, very private back yard, Bare Land Strata. Asking $338,500 obo. For appointment call 250248-5113

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY OWNER

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

DEPARTURE BAY: 2,600 sq.ft, Ocean View; 2 blocks to sandy beach. 3bdrm, 2 full baths + 2bdrm suite, sep. laundries. Oversize corner lot, RV pad behind house. $399,000. View by appointment. 250-729-7420 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

2-BDRM CONDO, Barons Road, Country Club area. 5 appl’s, N/S. $835./mo + utils. Nov. 1st. (250)722-2715. CEDAR BUSINESS area, small 1bdrm, quiet bldg, bus route, coin lndry, free hot water, N/P, $500. 250-619-5322. DOWNTOWN NANAIMO. 1bdrm. On-site laundry, parking NS/NP. $550. 250-754-1547. E4 - 430 STEWART Avenue1 bdrm, $700. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com HOSPITAL AREA- 1 & 2 bdrms, starting at $700. Heat/HW & parking included. Clean, well maintained building on bus routes & walking distance to the new Country Grocer. NS/NP. Onsite Manager- 250-716-3305. NANAIMO- CLEAN, quiet 1 bdrm suites. Available Nov. 1 or 15th. Hot water included, on bus route. $525/mo. 1 year signed lease required, references & credit check required. Please call 250-754-8411. NANAIMO DOWNTOWN 3 bdrm,1.5 bath, on-site laundry. NS/NP. $900. 250-754-1547. NANAIMO: SPOTLESS, quiet 1 bdrm on top floor $695. Avail. Nov. 1. Close to ferry & seawalk. Intercom, elevator. Free hot water, NS/NP. Ref’s. Call Mark 250-753-8633.

COTTAGES COZY COTTAGE in Lantzville. Nice private yard. Gardening opportunities. Only 1 quiet non smoker. Recently reno’d. Clean, shower, no tub. 400 sq ft. Close to beach, bus, village centre. Furn’d or not. $700 incls utils. 250-741-4673.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES 40’ Citation park model in year round RV park in Parksville. Built on room & patio, carport & shed. Call 250-951-4902. WELL BUILT older home for sale, 613 Bruce Ave, Nanaimo, BC. 2 Bdrm up and 1 down with a 1-Pc ensuite. This home is clean and well built, with some new updates. $248,500. Call (250)591-1210, 509 WEEKS CRESCENT- Nanaimo. Solid family home with 3 bdrms, 2 bath, 2 kitchens for a possible suite, lrg fenced yard, mature trees, carport, new thermal windows. $285,000. (250)740-1130.

HOUSES FOR SALE

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

MOBILE HOMES & PADS

PARKSVILLE, MAPLE GLEN 1600 sq ft rancher on crawl. Lrg lot, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, RV parking. Close to schools. Many extras. $369,500 Call 250-248-5936

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Brand new Rancher!

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 EAST COURTENAY 980 s.f. 3 bdrms, large living room, spacious kitchen,mostly new laminate flooring. Fenced in yard, workshop w/electricity. Right across from N.I.C., aquatic center, Costco, Home Depot & new Thrifty’s. 250-703-6768

Lantzville Estate: below assessed value. 4bdrm, level entry, walkout bsmnt, panoramic view, waterfront w/beach access, suite potential, ample parking on 3/4 acre. 7 mins from Woodgrove. $550,000 (250)713-2270/ 250-585-2620

RUTHERFORD AREA, beautiful SxS Duplex, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, F/S, fireplace, garage, W/D hookup, big fenced yard, mountain views, N/P, N/S. Dec or Jan.1, $1075 mo. 250741-1383 or 1-250-727-5687

No Strata, open concept, no steps, 3-bdrm, 2-bath 1406 sq.ft., 4 SS appli., fully landscaped, dbl garage. Only $365,000. inclds hst. BEST VALUE! Open house every Sat & Sun, noon-4pm

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CEDAR: TRAILER, (large) 34 ft., very private 1.5 acres, near river, pets ok. Close to Hwy. N/S, no drinking. $800 mo + hydro. Call 250-245-0014.

HOMES FOR RENT 1728 WHITE Blossom Way- 3 bdrm, 3 bth, $1650.Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 2 bedroom, 1 bath , clean house for rent. 213 Finlayson. Very cute. Water views. Has washer/dr yer/dishwasher/fridge and stove. $750 per month. Available for Nov 1. Call Richard at 250-668-3714 ENTIRE house Townsite area: 5 bedroom home, pets considered, $1350 (250)802-0073 LADYSMITH lrg 2bdrm, 1bath, jetted tub, sep. shower, F/S, W/D, DW, lrg fenced yard, garage, RV/boat prkng, N/S. RR. $1,175. Oct. 1st. 250-722-7377 METRAL AREA: Lge 4bdrm fenced yard, dbl carport, F/S. 5350 Dunster Rd. Avail Nov 1. $1250. Refs Req. 758-6107

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WALK ON waterfront Lantzville, 2bdrm 900 sqft. heritage house interior reno’d. $1,350 +utils. Available immediately. (250)390-2497

359 APPLEWOOD Crescent3 bdrm, 2 bath, $1195. Call Ardent Properties, (250)7530881. www.ardentproperties.com

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ROOMS FOR RENT LRG ROOM, walk-in closet, dble bed, 4pc bath, shared Kitchen & laundry. Near VIU & hospital. Part of rent could be earned by helping senior owner. 1 (250)740-0002.

N. NANAIMO, beautiful 2 bdrm/2 bath + den/dining area, W/D, gas fireplace, $1115 mo, N/P. Avail immed. Call 250729-8081 or 250-956-2239.

1994 MERCURY Grand Marquis, 140,000 km, 4.6 ltr, A/C, immaculate. $2000 obo. (250) 743-4982

TOWNHOUSES HAWTHORNE CORNER- upscale boutique style townhouse living, new, 6 appls, walk to VIU, on bus route, $795 mo + utils. 250-713-1025 LADYSMITH- brand new 3 bdrm, 3 bath, 1700sq ft, ocean views, 5 appls, F/P, single car garage w/lots of extra parking. 2 year lease and will discuss rental break. Rent to Own is a definite possibility. View on KiJiJi Ladysmith rentals for pics. Call (250)802-1520.

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2004 CHEV CAVALIER, 4dr sedan, 122,000 km, 5 spd, great on gas, excellent condition. Moving - Must sell. $2,250 obo. 250-246-2881

ANTIQUE/CLASSICS

NEW INDEPENDENT living house in Nanoose Bay now accepting residents 55+. 250668-4642

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

SHARED ACCOMMODATION 1 FURN’D bdrm. Spacious, quiet house w/ ocean views. Utils incl’d, wireless, internet, cable, W/D, N/P, N/S, mature female. $500. 250-751-2454.

STORAGE

1958 DODGE MAYFAIR, 2 dr. Hardtop, Duncan car, V8, push button, runs excellent, 78 K-miles, needs some restoring. $5,000. (250)715-3721

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

SUITES, LOWER 1133 BEECHWOOD2 bdrms, $750. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

2005 GRAND-AM, V-6, auto, 133,000km. White exterior/gray interior. One owner. Very clean, runs great. $4,200 obo. (250)616-7252

DEPARTURE BAY. Spacious & bright, 1 bdrm. Incls utils, hi-speed internet, digital TV, basic phone, parking, shared laundry, on bus route. N/S, N/P. $700 mo. Avail Dec. 1st. Call 250-751-3386.

2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191. Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

DEPARTURE BAY, on bus route 1 bdrm, walk out lower suite. 10 ft ceilings $750 includes utilities & Internet private driveway, w/d n/s, looking for quiet tenant, references required call 250-619-8261

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2007 VW Golf City, blue, 5spd, 33,000 original km, platinum shield protection & deflectors. Like new condition. $12,500. (250)933-5182

NANAIMO- 1 BDRM suite in a dry house, utils & laundry incld, walking distance to VIU (5 mins) pet? $750. Avail Nov 1. Call (250)753-2964. N. NANAIMO - 1 bdrm, priv entrance & patio. NS/NP. $775 inclds utils & W/D. Refs req’d. Avail Dec. 1. (250)751-2068.

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ON HORSESHOE Bay, 2 bdrm walkout, incls Satellite TV & W/D, storage, Dec. 1, $950 + utils. (250)754-3446. RUTHERFORD- 2 bdrm suite, own entrance/W/D, parking, NS/NP. $875 inclds utils. Call 250-758-7686. S. NANAIMO, new 2 bdrm, W/D, F/S, D/W, microwave, cable, wifi, heat incl’d, hydro extra, N/S, N/P, $995 mo. Avail Nov. 1. (250)755-5121.

1923 FORD “T” Bucket. 350 short block Chevy. 400 H.P. motor. $18,000. Call Ron (250)729-7146 after 5:00p.m.

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

2004 TOYOTA Corolla CE, Auto, A/C, Very good condition, 139,000 kms, $5800.00 Please call: 250-951-3132

SOUTH NANAIMO (Lake front), not on bus route, lower level 1 bdrm suite. Priv. ent. All utils incld’d, in suite W/D. NS/NP. Avail immed. $750. Call (250)754-8728. UNIVERSITY AREA: 2bdrm ground level, private entry, insuite laundry, DW, 7x11 storage area, garage, fenced yard. Near schools/bus. $900, util & heat incl. N/S, N/P, Avail immed. Bob 250-618-4775 WESTWOOD LAKE- Brand new 2 bdrm, 5 appls, own laundry & hydro. NS/NP. $850/mo. 250-591-8414.

1976 TRIUMPH T26 Red Exterior. Tan leather interior. Collector plates. avail. New black soft top, tires, battery. $8000 in repts. Asking $10,300 O.B.O. 250-335-2331 1991 SUBARU Loyale. Many new parts, receipts at request. Battery, radiator, alternator & water pump new. $1500. obo Call 250-248-9977

2006 MUSTANG GT Convertible, V8 auto, 69,000 km, all options, clean. Asking $18,000 obo. (250)338-7939.

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2002 HARLEY Davidson Road Glide, 95ci, loaded, many extras, set up for touring custom paint, must be seen, $12,500 OBO. 250-871-3126. RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

ONE OWNER, 2007 Mallard Sport, incredibly well kept 18â&#x20AC;&#x2122; light weight trailer. Great layout, sleeps 7. Dry weight 3500 lbs. Fridge, stove, microwave, stereo, double sink, tub/shower and lots of storage. Extras include, stabilizer jacks, max air vents and exterior shower. $9,900. Ph 250-715-6522.

2004 GREW BOWRIDER 17ft, Mercury 90 2-stroke motor, with trailer, low hours. Asking, $12,000. Mike 250-597-3389.

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;05 - 9â&#x20AC;&#x2122;6 OKANAGAN CAMPER Electric levelers, Q/Bed, N/S, mint condition. Fridge/freezer, 3 burner stove/oven, 3 piece bathroom. $17,900. 250-752-0322

2005 GMC Yukon Denali. Fully loaded, extra winter rims & tires, 179,000 kâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. $13,900.00 Call 250-468-1619 or email: dansonja@telus.net 1981 23â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Corsair Motor home A/C, heater + forced air, 2500 Honda generator, furnace, full kitchen/bath. $6,999. For more details. (250)724-6558.

TRUCKS & VANS

1987 FORD RANGER

2.9 L, V6, 5 speed. $600.00 obo.

26â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Aquastar Command Bridge Cruiser, 1982, ďŹ berglass. Dbl berth forward, dinette converts to a dbl, encl. new head w/9 gal holding tank & macerator. Buss heater, fresh water pump, 3-burner propane stove w/oven, dbl SS sinks and ice box. 260A Volvo gas engine w/2030 hrs, Volvo outdrive 290/2 station hydraulic steering. 12/110 V, 2 batteries. Lots of upgrades - Great Value at $14,500.00 OBO. Please Call Art 250-245-4559 Ladysmith.

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Spare motor $100. Call 250-752-7596 1988 DODGE 3/4 ton and Camper, 2WD with 8 ft 9â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Slumber Queen. Both in excellent condition. 250-287-8261

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34ft. Ready to travel. $9,500. obo or trade. (250)753-0046

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

2008 LEXINGTON GTS 283 18,500 miles. Full body paint, three slides. Like new, $69,900. Phone:250-898-8718 or 250-702-2681

2008 Outback Trillium holiday trailer. Fridge, stove, furnace, awning, water heater and many options. Like new. $12,300. 250-912-0141. ESTATE SALE: Luxury Class A motorhome, 2001 FORETRAVEL 36 foot U320 with 1 slide. 454 Cummins with 6 speed Allison Transmission. $130,000. 250-714-9739 or 250-746-5695 or email skew67@hughes.net

SURVEYOR SPORT 2011 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; SP186 Travel Trailer. High quality, little used, perfect cond. Dry weight 3,413 lbs. Loaded. MANY extras. $17,000. Ph. (250)743-6686

1995 GMC Sonoma Truck, recent maintenance, in great shape, runs well. Asking $2200 obo. Please call (250)758-4963. 2004 CHEVY Venture, silver. 6 passenger, year old tires, 135,000 km. Good condition $3,500.Call Ken 250-941-1097

2004 GMC SIERRA, silver grey, ext cab. 4x4, fully loaded, trailer tow pkg. Canopy, box liner, 92,000 km. Ex cond, very clean, no accidents. $16,900. 250-287-2607. 2006 FORD Ranger S/C. V6, Auto, 2WD, 4 Door, New Batt., No Accidents, 130,000 Kmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Well maintained. $7995.00 obo. Call 250-248-4037

2007 DODGE Caravan, 90,000 kms, fully loaded, new tires & mounted winter tires,stow & go seats Ex.Cond. $9000.00 obo. 250-248-2390

2008 DODGE Red Ram 4 x 4, Quad Cab, Diesel. Must sell, price is wholesale book, 6.7L diesel, quiet & tons of power, Carry a camper or pull a 10,000LB load, tow package w/electric brake hookup, leather interior. $8000 in factory options, including, remote start, satellite radio, blue tooth, power sunroof & power rear window, heated seats, dual climate control, 6 speed auto, electric 4 x 4 shift, & multitude of other features. tear in leather on driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s side, but repairable, heavy duty box liner, canopy inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Original dealer price $68,400, asking $29,900 Qualicum Beach, Call 250927-2827

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Saturday â&#x2014;&#x2020; BASTION CITY Wanderers Volkssport Club hosts a 10km Cedar walk. Registration at 9:45 a.m. at the end of Nicola Road (Cable Bay) and the walk starts at 10 a.m. For more information call 250-756-9796.

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23rd Annual Nanaimo Professional

CRAFT FAIR

Christmas Shopping in a Unique Setting for One-of-a-Kind Gifts by BC Artisans! Friday, Nov. 2 - 12 noon - 8 pm • Saturday, Nov. 3 - 10 am - 5 pm Sunday, Nov. 4 - 10 am - 4 pm

Beban Park Centre 2300 Bowen Road

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Do your Christmas Shopping early at the Nanaimo Fair! Do your C Christmas Shopping ho early at the Nanai Nanaimo Fair! You will find a wonderful selection of “one off a kind” expertly rtly hand hand-crafted items by some of B.C.’s .’s finest artisans. Fro From Fudge to Healing Teas, from spices to delect delectable desserts, s, from infant we wear to hand painted silks, from jewellery to one of a kind fishing lures, from m wooden bowls to stained glass hangings and so much more! There is bound to be a special gift to ma match loved ve ones on you your list. Once again we welcome Sandy’s Ukrainian Kitchen with a fine assortment of refreshments and goodies oodies for your enjoyme enjoyment. So come; sit awhile while and take in the sights, sounds, tastes and touches of the Nanai Nanaimo Professional essional Cra Craft Fair.

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Hand Carved Native Designed Silver and/or Gold Jewelry

Come see me at Booth #27. 250-380-2546 email: campbelljewelry@shaw.ca

23rd Annual Nanaimo Professional Craft Fair November 2-4, 2012

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Marcy’s Creations - Stuffed toys & purses Henigman Enterprise - Sheepskin & fleece Slippers 3. Crofton by the Sea Weaving Studio - Hand woven items 4. Dragonfly Signature Designs - Jewelry 6. Terrific Creations - Sewn cotton household items 7. Kaarina’s Custom Knits - Hand knitting & felting 8. Silver & Stones - Semi-precious Jewelry 9. Gourdgeous Creations - Items made from Gourds 10. Joyce Sandilands & Robert Whittle - Authors & Self Publishing 11. Golden Maples Farm - Gourmet jam, jellies, chutney, syrup 12. Bijoux Beads - Jewelry 13. McCrindle Table Décor - Table coverings & napkins 14/15. Geri Mendez - Quilts, Runners, Purses 16. Indian Summer Leather Design - Soft leather purses & bags 17. Free Spirit Botanicals - Olive Oil soaps & body products 18. West Coast Gourds - Items made from Gourds 19. Heather’s Hat Emporium - Fleece Animal Hat & Crocheted Headbands 20. Steve Williamson Photography - Wild Life Photography 21. Johnathan Designs - Jewelry 22. Luxe Organics - Make-up & Facial products 23. Crafts by Ruth - Sewn Fabric Crafts 24. Sharon Hubbard Arts - Carved Bark & Silk Scarves 25. Jamm-eez - PJ’s for children as well as baby items 26. Suzanne Wilkinson/Ben Hendricks - Paintings, cards & wood work 27. Brent Campbell Jewelry - Native Design Silver & Gold Jewelry 28. Top Drawer Designs - Jewelry & watches 29. Hammond Bay Fudge - Candy 30. Island Sewing Connection - Children’s PJ’s & other fabric items

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That Crafty Lady Silk Floral Designs - Floral Gift Boxes, Wreaths & Centre Pieces Salish Sea Salts - Bath Salts Erin Miller Jewelry - Jewelry Gloria & Marco Art Designs - Original Oil Paintings-whimsical folk art Naomi’s Glass - Stained Glass items Oceanside Woodturner - Turned Wood items & Carved Bark items V. Eva Designs - Hand painted Silk, hand made Hats & accessories Sandy’s Old-Fashioned Bathworks - Cold process Goat-Milk Soap J&K Ceramics and Jewellery - Jewellery & handmade Ceramic Art The Metropolitan Chef - Seasoning Rubs Island Highlander Co. - Scottish Shortbread & other treats Wild Harvest Native Teas - Therapeutic Native Herbal Teas Dad’s Westcoast Awesome Sauces - Hot Sauces Ragged Art - Copper & Silver Jewellery Kerry Christmas Dolls - Christmas Dolls, Wreaths Salt Spring Wooden Toys - Toys made from recycled wood Black Bird Quilted Softwares - Quilted items I Be Jammin - Jam, Jelly, Chutney Rhythms Artglass - Blown Glass Art Taylore Made Designs - Clothing made from Recycled Clothing Beelites & Created by Fusion - Candles & Body Products Tofino Art - Water colour Paintings Metal Ice - Metal Sports Pendants A Crafty Couple - Intarsia Woodwork & Knitted, Sewn toys & Sweaters Living Earth Pottery - Stoneware Pottery Allure Tackle - Unique Fishing Tackle Over the Rainbow Designs - Crochet Hats/ Knitted Baby items/Sewn items Heart Song Flutes - Hand Made Flutes

FAIR INFO 250-390-3995 or www.nanaimoprofessionalcraftfair.com


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