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DEVELOPMENT

Schooner plan still on course Through neighbourhood plan stage; now needs zoning approvals JOHN HARDING

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The existing restaurant and hotel buildings at Schooner Cove could face the wrecking ball as early as 2014, setting the wheels in motion for construction to begin on a major development in Nanoose Bay, say officials with Fairwinds. The plan includes three separate sites in the area. The first site to see work will likely be the area right at the marina, where the hotel closed in 2008 and the cafe and beer and wine store in 2010, says Fairwinds spokesperson Rebecca Sax. The Fairwinds development is owned by the B.C. Investment Management Corporation (BCIMC), which manages public sector pension plans. A company named Bentall Kennedy manages the development. Sax said the company’s plans are to redevelop the area into what she called a “seaside village” with a mix of residential, shops and a small grocery store. The site that includes the existing buildings would be developed into a mix of shops, services and 300 condominiums, said Sax. The development has been through the Official Community Plan process, including public hearings, and is officially part of the Nanoose Bay neighbourhood plan. Any work on any of the sites would still require development permits from the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN). Sax said the company currently has zoning amendment requests, which need to be passed before any development permits can be considered, in front of the RDN. See ENVIRONMENTAL, page A7

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IN THE GUINNESS BOOK: Ron Hale’s Nanoose Bay creation has been recognized by Guinness as the world’s largest gnome at almost eight metres tall. See story page A6.

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The region’s tourism association has a new name: the Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association. Association chair Robynne Shaw explained late Thursday that from the outset, the Community Brand Team said it would live up to and abide by the recommendations by outside consultants. One of the recommendations was a name change.

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STARTING POINT Police report Halloween surprisingly quiet NEIL HORNER news@pqbnews.com

Rainy weather may not have been ideal for trick-or-treaters Wednesday night, but it proved a boon to the Oceanside RCMP. Corporal Jesse Foreman said this year’s Halloween night was surprisingly quiet. “Halloween was really uneventful,” he said. “There were very few incidents and problems, so we’re really happy about that.” Foreman said police responded to a call about graffiti vandalism in Parksville and were able to make an arrest, but he said there was virtually no difference between Halloween night and any other night.

Parksville Santa Claus parade cancelled AUREN RUVINSKY writer@pqbnews.com

Parksville’s Santa Claus Parade has been cancelled, but there’s still a chance to revive it, said main organizer Carrie Powell-Davidson. One of the region’s major Christmas events, it kicked off the Christmas season with over 30 entries and floats in recent years, but the support just isn’t there this year. A city councillor, Powell-Davidson took over coordinating the parade a couple years ago from the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Business Association (PDBA). Those organizations continued to help for the last couple years and chamber executive director Kim Burden said they offered to help again this year, but not to the same degree, citing their economic development work as time consuming for the staff.

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SOS Executive Director Renata Sutherland, left, and the Salvation Army’s Lisa Clason sit on one of the beds that will be available on nights when the cold weather shelter for the homeless is open this winter.

Homeless shelter opens JOHN HARDING

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A warm, dry bed and couple of hot meals. To some in Oceanside, the things many of us take for granted can be elusive. Effective immediately, when the weather gets bad enough, the cold weather shelter will be open for the homeless who need refuge. Operated by the Salvation Army and located at its church on the corner of Jensen Avenue and Alberni Highway in Parksville, the cold weather shelter will be open until March 31 on nights when the temperature dips to minus-2 C or “any kind of weather that proves a danger to someone’s safety if they

were sleeping outdoors,” says Renate Sutherland, the executive director of SOS, who also is the regional co-ordinator for the Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness. An official count last winter determined there were 68 people who could be deemed absolutely homeless or at imminent risk to homelessness, said Sutherland, adding that 38 of those people fell into the absolutely homeless category. This is the third winter for the shelter, which is funded jointly by B.C. Housing, the Regional District of Nanaimo and the Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness. Last winter, Sutherland made the decision — according to the

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weather — to open the shelter 49 nights between Nov. 1, 2011 and March 31 of this year. She alerts the media, government officials and the RCMP before noon and the shelter opens at 6 p.m. The facility has eight beds available and those who access the shelter also get a hot meal before bed and a hot breakfast in the morning before the shelter closes at 8 a.m. Last winter, people accessed the shelter on 28 separate nights and 10 different people accessed. Those living in outlying areas of Oceanside who wish to access the shelter on nights it is open can call one of the district’s taxi company’s for a free ride directly to the shelter.

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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK

To submit your activities; e-mail: events@pqbnews.com, fax:250-248-4655 or drop by: #4-154 Middleton Ave FRI. NOV. 2 SAT. NOV. 3 Featured Events for the Week FUNDRAISER AUCTION NIWRA

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DEATH BY JOY

7:30-10:30pm,$10pp 19+. A candid story of one woman’s choice to find joy in dying at Parksville Community & Conference Center. www.deathbyjoy.com

ONE ACT PLAY FEST.

Curtain:7:30pm & 2pm(Sun. Mat ) There will be six plays from various theatre groups on the Island judged by three jurors. Tix: $10 adults & $8 students & seniors. At the Village Theatre in QB, Info: 250 752-3522

SPCA FLEA MARKET

Nov.2 9am-7pm, Nov.3 9am4pm at Wembley Mall, PV

MUSIC TRIVIA

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

SANDBAR FRIDAY

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

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PRAIRE FOWL SUPPER

Hosted by Arrowsmith Agricultural Assoc. 2 seatings 4:30 & 6pm, Turkey, stuffing, all the fixings, pie, coffee & tea. Adults $20, seniors $15, kids $10 at Arrowsmith Hall, Ford Rd., Coombs. Info: 752-9757 or 752-9935

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Funky bluesy rock, The Shady Rest Pub

BRITISH PUB NIGHT

5pm, Ladies Auxiliary fundraiser at the Bowser Legion $8 Fish & chips or meat pie & mashies/peas/gravy. Piano sing-alongs / Winston Churchill appearing! 7035 W. Island Hwy., Bowser

BUSINESS SHOWCASE

9-3pm at the Wichelsea School gymnasium. Raffle tickets, over 20 tables for you to view! Free admission. Info: wespac@shaw.ca or 250-248-4634

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9am-9pm at The MAC 133 McMillan St., PV This exciting event is a 12 hour, non-stop, Pianothon featuring several local pianists. Admission is by donation with all the proceeds going to the Oceanside Community Arts Council. Info: mcmillanartscentre.com or 250-248-8185

SAT. NOV. 3 PIANORAMA

9am-9pm, A 12 hour non stop ‘pianothon’ fundraiser, comprised of local pianists of all styles playing throughout the day. Refreshments will be available. Donations welcomed at Oceanside McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan St., PV 10am-1pm, Fundraiser for Youth Soccer, Please leave bottles out Nanoose Bay area, watch for the bright red uniforms. You can also bring your bottles to 2249 Tippett road, Nanoose Bay if you wish. Contact 468-5443 10am-3pm, $3 Luncheon Knitting, Baking, Crafts, & White Elephant Grace United Church, downtown Coombs

SATURDAY STITCHING 1-3pm, Knitters & crocheters of all ages and skill level are invited at Parksville Library

ISLAND ARTS EXPO Nov. 3 &4, 10am-4pm, Entry by donation to Food Bank. Over 20 Canadian West Coast artists, raffle & entertainment at Lighthouse Community Centre

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LIONESS XMAS FAIR 10am-3pm, 5 hourly draws, 80 crafters throught the Main Hall - Foyer Stage - Arbutus and Gary Oak rooms at Parksville Community & Conference Centre, 132 E. Jensen Ave

SUN. NOV. 4 FREE FAMILY SKATE 12:15 -1:45pm, Parksville Lion’s and Save-On-Foods present Free Family Skate Free admission and skate rentals. Oceanside Place

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7:30pm, at Concord Masonic Hall, 136 Memorial Ave., PV. All Shriners are welcome. Wear your Fez.

7pm, Speakers: Theresa Brulotte and Ted Yells Increase your awareness of how you are affected by your perceptions/ beliefs, both conscious and unconscious. Info: Shift in Action 954-1002 at Parksville Community Centre. By donation.

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Mayor puts stop to talk

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Parksville Beachfest events manager Trish Smith presents Parksville Qualicum Beach News representative Brenda Boyd with a plaque of appreciation for the newspaper’s continuing efforts to promote the event and help make it as successful as it can be.

Debate centres on what is, what is not a meeting JOHN HARDING editor@pqbnews.com

The annual general meeting of the Qualicum Beach Residents association Tuesday night turned into a debate about when the mayor and councillors should be allowed to attend gatherings of their constituents. Mayor Tuenis Westbroek was the guest speaker, but he indicated he would not be able to answer any questions about, or discuss anything related to matters town council may debate, because town councillors Scott Tanner and Bill Luchtmeijer were also in attendance. The mayor said he believed the presence of three members of council at this meeting constituted a quorum and a de facto council meeting. And since this council meeting was never advertised or set as official, no possible business of the future could be discussed. “I could step outside and you could ask these two gentlemen (Tanner and Luchtmeijer),” Westbroek suggested. “I’m sorry but them are the rules.” This had some members of the association — there were 44 in attendance at the civic centre — frustrated and they expressed their disappointment to the mayor and councillors. Eventually, Tanner volunteered to leave the meeting and Luchtmeijer left the room at the same time. “That’s an overly broad interpretation of the law and not, I believe, the intent of the law,” said resident Craig Dutton, a lawyer. “(The mayor’s interpretation) definitely stifles the democratic process.” A municipal employee in a different B.C. community told The NEWS on Wednesday that when the Community Charter replaced the Municipal Act in 2004 as the collection of laws that govern towns and cities in the province, some officials “struggled” with the concept of what was and what was not an actual council meeting. But that was early in the days of the transition to the Community Charter, and according to this municipal official: “I have yet to know of any municipality in the province called on the carpet over this, and I would have heard for sure.”

Call goes out for Beachfest volunteers BY AUREN RUVINSKY writer@pqbnews.com

Amid this week’s rain the scorching days of Parksville’s Beachfest may seem remote, but organizers are already working on next year’s marquee event and looking for a few dedicated volunteers. Last summer’s 13th anOVBM 2VBMJUZ 'PPET $BOBdian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition brought 15 individuals and three teams of sculptors from as far away as Mexico and Europe, along with near-

ly 100,000 visitors to town. Society president Cheryl Dill said that while they get a huge crew of volunteers working during the event, it takes year-round planning from their dedicated board of directors. The board meets once a month year round, plus a few extra times closer to the event and they divide areas of organization among themselves. “We’re looking for a director of judging to coordinate the

judges,” she said, pointing out they award $32,000 in prizes to some of the world’s best sand sculptors, so it is a high profile and important job. They are also looking for directors to organize all the food services to feed the sculptors and someone to arrange their burgeoning souvenirs, both for sale and as mementos for those involved. They currently have seven board members but would like to have 10 to 12. “The

more input, the better,” Dill said, adding the more people there are the less work there is for each. The public — especially potential volunteers — is invited to the organization’s annual general meeting Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Quality Resort Bayside in Parksville. To join the board or for more information e-mail info@parksvillebeachfest. ca, call 250-951-2678 or visit their site at www.parksvillebeachfest.ca.

QUALICUM BEACH RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION

Group wants input on fire hall JOHN HARDING editor@pqbnews.com

It’s not quite a call for a referendum, but the Qualicum Beach Residents Association has struck a committee to study the viability and costs of a new fire hall for that community. A motion to ask town council to call a referendum on the subject originally floated around the room at the group’s annual general meeting Tuesday night, but it was later boiled down to the formation of the committee. With Mayor Tuenis Westbroek in attendance, members of the association also spoke about their frustration with the direction of the current council, and even floated the idea of adding town council-

lors for the next election, an idea that was defeated once through referendum in the 2008 election. Association President Bill Adkins made reference to “tension” within the current council and bemoaned the abolishment of advisory committees, something he called a “shock” and “unnecessary.” In his report, Adkins also expressed his opposition to recent council moves to make changes to the OCP to allow for taller buildings and residences on the main floor of developments in the downtown core. “We must work to preserve our beautiful small town,” said Adkins. “Developers should be asked to keep standards up to the surrounding community.”

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Built in 1988, the gnome at the Nanoose ESSO is constructed from all sorts of materials AUREN RUVINSKY

For more than 10 years, the world’s largest gnome stood sentinel over Nanoose Bay without official recognition. This year, official arbiter The Guinness Book of World Records finally recognized the Nanoose ESSO gnome as the world’s largest at 7.91 metres (25 ft. 11 in.) tall. The friendly giant was built in 1998 by Ron Hale as an attention-grabbing mascot for the go cart track he and his son Bruce ran on the property where the gas station now stands. Inspired by a book on gnomes that his artist wife Disa had written, the “jack of all trades” set about building it out of what he called “junk” using their own garden gnome as model and scaling it up 15 times. He built a frame out of scrap metal in three sections (legs, torso and head)

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in his garage and constructed the exterior out of everything from ice cream buckets, bleach bottles and Styrofoam to paper making byproducts from the Port Alberni mill. Installed in 1998, he said the attraction made a noticeable difference in business, with many people stopping to see it and take pictures — a common sight to this day. “It’s a happy thing, people say they wave to it every morning or use it to give directions to their house, or tell people they’ll meet them there,” Disa said, clearly proud of the creation that now belongs to the property which they have since sold. Ron said he never considered his creation’s place in the world of gnomes. It wasn’t until well after it was built that his wife looked into the world record and began what turned out to

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be a lengthy and complex process. It had to be inspected by an engineer and involved seemingly endless paper work, with the official measuring taking place in August 2009. Though it has been moved around the property several times, due mostly to regional district “bureaucratic hassles,” its protection was a condition of the land sale, giving it some legal protection. Though the record shatters a number of international “world’s largest” claims ranging from four to 5.4 metres, the Hales concede someone will likely build a bigger one just to take the record, “that’s how it goes,” Disa said. According to Wikipedia, gnomes date back to at least the 16th Century and have shifted over the centuries as similar to faeries, dwarves or goblins that live in the soil.

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“It’s all in the RDN’s hands right now,� said Sax. “2014 might be the earliest (for work to be done), which would be the first phase of construction, which would be tearing down the old hotel.� Jeremy Holm said this week the RDN continues to work with the company on the zoning amendments. Holm, the RDN’s manager of current planning, said the public could be engaged again in the process early in the new year, provided the RDN has all the information required from the developer. “We don’t want to go to the public with significant gaps in the information,� said Holm. “I’m sure they (Fairwinds) are going to be pretty quick with that (providing information for the amendment applications) because they have been.� If all goes smoothly, the RDN board of directors could have the zoning amendments in their hands for a vote in the first half of 2013, said Holm, who called this a “large and complex development.� “It’s pretty exciting for the RDN and the Nanoose peninsula,� said Holm. “And it was quite well supported by the residents in the OCP process.� On October 25, 2011 the RDN board of directors adopted two separate OCP amendment bylaws to integrate the Lakes District and Schooner Cove Neighbourhood Plans into the Nanoose Bay OCP.

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here’s just no way the people of this district are going to let a little rain — OK, a lot of rain — dampen their spirits. A hardy, maritime folk, the people of our area carry on with work and fun through downpour after downpour, and it says a lot about their persistence and sense of community. It might be a soccer practice or football game. It could be a protest or a flag-raising ceremony. It might a simple thing like resisting the urge to stay indoors during the rain and get to a residents association meeting. Or, as we saw Wednesday night, it could be a determined effort to ensure little ones and families alike have a happy and safe Halloween. The popular Halloween event and fireworks in Dashwood switched locations this year to fire hall No. 2 in Meadowood. Thousands of people enjoyed the games, food, drinks, fireworks and one of the biggest bonfires we have ever seen. Everywhere one turned at the event, one could see a Dashwood firefighter or other volunteer helping run little games for the youngsters or flipping burgers or doing traffic control. It’s a huge commitment and we salute the community-minded, selfless people who helped make this event so successful. The fireworks display itself rivals those of much larger cities in its intensity and length. There were the usual oooohs and awwws, and a few cries from toddlers shocked by the noise who had to be taken back to the car — poor little tykes, it’s loud, we know. The tall ship set-up, co-ordination and choreography of the fireworks were impressive. It had the expert flavour of an event being staged in a large centre like Victoria or Vancouver, but the people, volunteers and atmosphere made it much better than anything those bigger cities could possibly muster. All in all, the Dashwood/Meadowood event, along with other successful events throughout the district on Halloween, serves to remind us why we live here and how fortunate we are to call this region home. So send us all the rain you feel appropriate Mother Nature, it’s not about to slow down the people of this district. — Editorial by John Harding

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Letters MAYOR IS DREAMING Disingenuous and self-serving sums up the Qualicum mayor’s behavior. With regards to delaying further the new fire hall in hopes of unannounced federal funding in 2014 the mayor is dreaming. The Conservatives have a new five-year mandate with a majority and are making deep cuts with the exception of defence spending. Why didn’t the Mayor have the Town of Qualicums hand out in 2009 and 2010 when the Fed’s handed out billions in the stimulus program to municipalities across the country for infrastructure projects including fire halls? We could have built the hall and paid for it by now without grants or loans if money had not been spent on an over budget golf club, $1 million on the existing fire hall, $1 million on a roundabout, paid over market value for school bus property or had not purchased the property at all. I just don’t see those projects as being more important than an up-to-date, earthquake-proof first responders facility. In light of Saturday’s 7.7 earthquake should I dare mention we could also use a tsunami warning system in Qualicum Beach. BRIAN JENKINS Qualicum Beach

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SEAWEED ALERT The Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society (MVIHES) has recently become aware of an experimental project to harvest beach-cast Mazzaella japonica in the area from Deep Bay to Qualicum Beach. In the past year MVIHES volunteers have been trained and engaged in forage fish mapping in the Parksville / Qualicum Beach Wildlife Management Area. We felt that this was an activity that could help to address the need to protect the marine environment from further decline.  The experience  has educated us about the importance of beach ecology and how that relates to the marine environment.  How ironic then that just as people are becoming aware of  the importance of the seaweed on our beaches and the loss of spawning habitat of forage fish  (i.e. sand lance, surf smelt and herring)  due to shoreline disruptions, a project like this comes along and adds more stressors to both issues.   We can appreciate the need for jobs in the area, but we believe those jobs have to be weighed against the losses in other areas, such as a healthy nearshore ecosystem, fishing and recreation.

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letters TIME TO STEP UP I was happy to see John Harding’s editorial in the Oct. 22 edition of The NEWS. (‘Time to Step Up’). I have been actively volunteering for the last five years in a number of capacities, and I have noticed, even in that relatively short time, that volunteer organizations that I have worked with that were once vibrant and volunteer supported are now limping along, barely surviving with only a handful of dedicated people carrying the load. These people will eventually burn out and then the organization and the programs and events that they run will be jeopardy. Last year I came to The NEWS to ask them to do a story on Bike for Your Life, a one day event in August that encourages families and individuals to ride bikes. I have been involved with them for a couple of years and last year a number of key volunteers, who had more than done their part, resigned from the board. I asked for volunteers to help on the board and explained that the work was light. It is a one day event, it is not a lot of work for a group to handle. We did not get one single response. We held our AGM this week and not one new person attended for the second year in a row. There were only six people at the meeting. We are perilously close to not being able to put on this event. As the number of volunteers shrinks, each of our work loads increases. Eventually we will burn out and there will be no one to replace us. Bicycling is popular in Oceanside, surely there are people out there who are willing to donate some hours throughout the year to put on a fun event to help introduce others to an activity that they love. I was saddened to learn that the Bethlehem Walk is canceled this year due to lack of leadership. It is a big job, and the people who have done it in the past have done an amazing job. I hope someone steps up to take it on. Everyone’s lives are busy, but contributing to your community is important. Turn off the TV

for a few hours and get involved. The rewards are many. You can find a cause that aligns with your value system. The community needs you. Someone needs to help. You are someone. MARIA YEREMA Parksville

WHOSE FEW HOMES? I refer to front page story of Oct. 30: “Officials kept phones close.” Both QB/P fire chiefs said” risk assessments suggest a tsunami here wouldn’t be more than a meter or two, affecting few homes or other buildings” I would like to ask “what does a few mean” As a resident on the waterfront of Qualicum Beach , I suspect a six foot wave at high tide and perhaps at the same time as a winter storm could be quite significant. I am sure my resident neighbors will agree! Maybe the emergency services officials would like to revisit their risk assessment findings. GEORGE K. SMITH Qualicum Beach

DEAL HURTS CANADA In one week without a single debate or vote, Prime Minister Stephen Harper could commit Canada to a trade deal with China that will allow China’s economic might to spend billions buying out our natural resource companies. Under the FIPA deal, these same companies can sue Canadian federal, provincial and municipal governments in secret tribunals outside our court system, if these governments do anything that might limit Chinese profits in Canada. This could be things like passing laws that protect our environment or  create Canadian jobs. For 31 years we would be under threat of billion dollar lawsuits that would create instability for our future. Canadians should be able to shape their own destiny. LINDA MCPHIE Qualicum Beach

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s New York residents begin to muck out their sodden apartments and pick up their dead, they might want to ask themselves a few questions. The first of those, I would suggest is, why did this happen? Scientists are pretty confident they know what’s going on. They’ve been warning for more than a decade about how human-caused greenhouse gas emissions are drastically altering the planet’s weather systems. Research suggests we don’t have much time to turn things around before feedback loops kick in and whatever we do becomes a sideshow. The scientific community will likely call Hurricane Sandy an example of what we can expect as weather events become more extreme with climate change.

What the scientists say change. Estimates are this won’t matter though. Not restorm alone is going to cost ally. at least $20 billion, possibly more. What about the Which brings me to the By Neil Horner next one, and the next? Our second question New Yorkglobal civilization is a very ers might want to be asking fine-tuned and complex themselves. Why was the issystem that’s predicated on sue of climate change not the availability of cheap eneven brought up once during ergy and on the climate bethe three U.S. presidential deing relatively stable, warm bates? and moist, as it has been Even though the whole country was hit by an enormous drought since the end of the last Ice Age. That systhis summer, a drought that had counties tem has some flex, but it can only take so across the entire nation declaring states much. If the droughts and other extreme of emergency, climate change has been weather fluctuations push it too far, it will a non-issue as far as Mr. Romney and Mr. start to crack and fail. I would argue that cracks are already starting to show. Obama are concerned. If global warming really runs away on That’s unfortunate, considering the possible impacts of runaway climate us, it could even end up becoming an ex-

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Save-On-Foods’ Darren Wood (left) and Doug Parsons dressed casually on Wednesday.

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Former Vancouver Island resident Mary Kirov Zografov returns to the island tonight, almost eight years after she died. Filmmakers Andrea and James Cribb are presenting Death by Joy , the documentary film about the last days of Mary’s remarkable journey onward. Diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of 55, Mary said no to aggressive medical intervention, choosing instead to embark on a clear-headed quest to find the true meaning of healing. What contributes to the wonder of this story is that Mary’s life was not always one of joy, nor, sadly, was it unique. The film is being shown at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre tonight (Friday), November 2 at 7:30 p.m. and at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre on Saturday, also starting at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10. — Submitted by James Cribb

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was paralysed, becomand by the Bill and ing the first case of polio Melinda Gates Founin that community. The dation. fear surrounding what It seems equally was only beginning to important to put a be recognized as a highface to polio survivors ly contagious epidemand the challenges Furneaux ic was so great that she they have faced and was transported to Sick in many cases conKids Hospital in Torontinue to face here in to in a hearse, so as not to comour own community. One such story is that of a promise the ambulance. Some lively seven-year-old girl who five months later she was sent came home from a swim in the home, still unable to walk, with river in Lindsey, Ont. in 1946, no further treatment prescribed complaining of a bad head- and a grim future ahead of her. Her mother then heard of ache. Within three hours, she

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Stigma remains a barrier for Oceanside families Oceanside families living with the impact of dementia are also coping with stigma, according to a new study. Nearly three-quarters of people with dementia, and 64 per cent of family caregivers, believe there are negative associations for those diagnosed with dementia, says Alzheimer’s Disease International. Another alarming statistic revealed in the ADI report: 40 per cent of people with dementia say they have been avoided or treated differently. “The report puts a spotlight on stigma as a real issue that impacts individuals and families who are living with Alzheimer’s disease,” said Jane Hope, local support and education coordinator for the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C.

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Ferneaux’s busy life is not without its challenges today. Approximately 95 per cent of polio survivors eventually suffer from Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS). Its symptoms are overwhelming fatigue, muscle weakness, muscle and joint pain, sleep disorders and cold intolerance, difficulty swallowing and breathing, and heightened sensitivity to anaesthetics. These symptoms are often misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, treatment for PPS is minimal, with pain-management and rest providing the best relief. Not surprisingly, Ferneaux is active in the B.C. Post-Polio Awareness Society. She attended a PPS conference in Warm Springs, Georgia where President Franklin

Delano Roosevelt, a polio survivor himself, established a treatment and rehabilitation centre in 1924. She also attended the World Polio Conference in Copenhagen, a little more than a year ago. Here in Oceanside, Ferneaux and the local PPS support group welcome contact with other polio survivors whose lives are again being impacted by the after-effects of a disease whose name Generations X, Y and Z barely know. A fitting mantra for these courageous polio survivors is one they adopted from their Australian counterparts, a triumphant affirmation of life: “We’re still here!” — Submitted by Georgia Maclean, PR Chair, Qualicum Beach Rotary Club

“We want residents to know that there is hope and there are ways for overcoming stigma so that we can all better support families on the dementia journey and work with decision-makers to ensure that the rights of people living with dementia and their family caregivers are recognized.” The society offers education programs and support groups for both the individual who has been diagnosed with a form of dementia and their caregivers. A free local support and information group serves as a forum for sharing practical tips and strategies for coping with the disease. It helps create support and friendship with others whose lives are affected by dementia.

For more information contact Hope at 250-734-4170, toll-free 1-800-462-2833 or jhope@alzheimerbc.org. For more information on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, visit the Alzheimer Society of B.C. website at www.alzheimerbc.org. The society leads a provincial effort to help transform dementia care in B.C. and gives the public tools to influence government and the health-care system to ensure that the delivery of services and community programs meet the needs of people affected by the disease and their families. — Submitted by Jane Hope, regional support and education coordinator, Alzheimer Society of B.C.

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The desire to own and operate a fashion outlet may have been on the backburner for a few years while she raised her family but these days Gurdeep Nagra is doing what she loves. The owner of Saheli Boutique located at 124 Alberni Highway in Parksville agreed that for many women life can sometimes get in the way of pursuing their dreams and goals and it took some time before she was able to create her dream job. “I always wanted to own a store. I went to a fashion college when I was 18,â€? Nagra explained. “Then I got married,â€? she acknowledged, but her desire to own and operate a fashion boutique never waned. She worked along side her husband Dale — who owns the Parksville Bodyworks gyms and even created a space in the ladies only ďŹ tness centre to display jewellery and other pretty things. In May of 2011 she decided to open the Saheli Boutique on Harrison Street. The retail outlet housed a collection of vibrant coloured fashions and unique home accessories and while Nagra was enjoying the success of her business, she longed for more space to display her trinkets. In February she moved her store to the former AGS building where she now has a lot more space to display her unique items. She said in the old location she didn’t have enough room to do what she wanted to do and in order to make her business grow it just made sense to move into a bigger location. “I took Dale for a walk to show him the space. We stood at the location for a while and no-

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Bridles & Bits & More in Parksville has been a family owned and operated business for 17 years now with Keirsti Finholm at the helm. The retail feed and tack store opened in 1996, and has since expanded twice to accommodate their growing clientele’s supply needs. Although the business has grown over the years, Finholm said they are still locally owned and operated, and continue to take a hands-on approach with their business. They have always valued personalized service by placing customers’ individual needs first. “We love what we do, and it shows-both in our expertise and in our dedication to quality, service, and complete customer satisfaction,” Finholm stated. While Finholm admits to being obsessed with horses and has a wealth of equestrian knowledge, she pointed out that her store offers a lot more than just horse supplies. “We sell premium pet foods for dogs and cats, grains and hay for all livestock including poultry feeds.” In fact Finholm indicated their poultry sales have gone up 25 percent in the last year. To say Finholm knows a thing or two about horses is an understatement. She got her first pony when she was just eight years old and by age 10 she was the proud owner of her very own horse. “I had the pony for just over a year then it got

too old to ride. I was saving my pennies and a year after that I had enough money to buy my own horse,” she recalled. Currently the dressage rider has three horses; Apollo, Moxie and Victor and a room full of ribbons she has won over her many years of competing in the riding ring. Finholm loves going to work and said she learns something new every day. She credits her father for getting her involved in the business. “I was 18 when my dad purchased the business. He thought it would be an excellent work project for me because I just love horses and he had the hay sales.” Her father has since retired and Finholm feels fortunate that they have been able to attract-and continue to build-a very loyal clientele. “We see our customers as a shared-community network, not anonymous names.” In addition to stocking many types of animal feed and horse tack, the retail store also carries a wide variety of brand-name saddles, equestrian apparel, accessories, horse blankets, boots and barn supplies.. Okanagan Hay Sales, the second component of the business supplies all types of grass hay and alfalfa hay. “We understand the feed and tack requirements of equestrians and recognize the wide range of farm supply needs. We ought to know … we’re dedicated farmers and horse owners ourselves.”

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Cree, Gertrude (nee Hodge) March 13, 1916 - October 26, 2012

Gertrude passed away peacefully at Qualicum Manor on October 26th, 2012, at the age of 96. Born in Innisfail, AB on March 13th, 1916 to Marie Taylor and Charles Hodge. She was predeceased by her husband Murray Athol Cree in 1969 and her sister, Catherine Bowne. Gertrude is survived by her daughter Heather Furlong (Jim) of Waterloo, ON and son Murray Cree (Pat) of Qualicum Beach. She will be missed by her 4 grandchildren; Deb Duimering (Richard) of Fordwich, ON, Brock Furlong (Jill) of Chicago, IL., Scott Furlong (Nonie Lesaux) of Boston, MA and Kate Cree of Prince Rupert, BC, and 6 great-grandchildren. Gertrude was a proud and independent woman who endured many challenges. Gertrude’s father died at the battle of Passchendaele in WWI. She spent her early life in Scotland before moving to Victoria, BC, where she met and married Murray on Dec. 7th, 1940. Murray was a Naval Officer on a frigate that escorted convoys across the Atlantic during WWII. After the war, the family moved from Halifax to Regina to Aldergrove and finally in 1951 to Qualicum Beach where they owned and operated Cameron Court Motel, set down roots and became a vibrant part of the community. It is with deep gratitude that we wish to thank the staff of Qualicum Manor for all their kindness and care. As well, our thank you to Dr. Sulz for monitoring her medical care. There will be no service by Gertrude’s request. Yates Funeral Service & Crematorium (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

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DIRECTOR OF HOSPITALITY SERVICES This is a full-time management position that is responsible for the operational and strategic leadership of hospitality and building services which include food, housekeeping, laundry and maintenance. The Director works with frontline supervisors to ensure the provision of high quality and cost effective service as well as develops policies, oversees departmental budget and supervises staff. Qualifications: Undergraduate degree with a minimum of 5 years experience in a management role preferably in a health care setting. Strong interpersonal, communication, problem solving and labour relations skills are mandatory. Submit resume by November 9th to: Human Resources 250 Craig Street, Parksville, BC V9P 0A7

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School District 69 (Qualicum)

Spare Clerical School District 69 (Qualicum) is accepting applications for spare clerical employees to work on an “on-call” basis. Required qualifications include successful completion of a one-year office administration or business certificate program, courses in Word and Excel, and keyboarding speed of 50 cwpm. Applications, including a completed “Application for Employment – Support Staff” form (available on line or from the School District’s Receptionist), resume, proof of qualifications and references should be directed to Human Resources, School District 69 (Qualicum), 100 Jensen Avenue East, Box 430, Parksville, BC V9P 2G5 For further information please visit Employment Opportunities on our website: sd69.bc.ca TRADES, TECHNICAL

Parksville- There’s a desperate need for Health Care Assistants in Parksville. 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 Parksville 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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PRIVATE RESIDENCE needs cook for 5 pm Supper Mon-Fri except Holidays. Must be selfemployed; have clean criminal record; enjoy Seniors; plan & prepare nutritious meals; manage Mo. Budget; earn $14+ hrly min 15 hrs wkly. Send resume Box 114 Parksville V9P 2G3; email brenda@radcliffe.ca. 250-240-4288

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.

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. DAY & EVENING mobile patrol drivers required. FT/PT. Permanent. Must have valid security and drivers licence. Email resume to: hr@footprintssecurity.com

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Qualicum Beach law firm requires Legal Secretary with experience in conveyancing. Please fax resume to 250-7522055 to Marshall & Lamperson, 710 Memorial Ave., P.O. Box 879, Qualicum Beach, BC, V9K 1T2 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

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Operations Specialist, Kraft Paper You are a safety-minded team player able to provide expertise and direction to achieve operating objectives. Expect a competitive benefit and salary package when you work with us, along with the chance to advance your skills, experience and knowledge within a supportive peer environment. Join us for a strong future together. Apply online without delay at www.catalystpaper.com/careers.

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SEASONAL LABOURERSneeded for mid Jan., 2013. 40-60 hrs per wk. $10.25/hr for hand weeding, shovel work, working in dirt & vine covered fields. Potato and cranberry harvest, grading potatoes. Fax resume to Echo Valley Farms at 250-752-6277.

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LEEMAR EXCAVATOR Components Requires a Red Seal certiďŹ ed Heavy Duty Mechanic for in house and offsite repairs for a variety of West Coast Equipment. Successful applicants will have a minimum of 2 years work experience, be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Applicants must hold a valid driver’s license with an air endorsement ticket. Welding experience is an asset. Leemar is located in Parksville and services Vancouver Island. We offer a competitive beneďŹ ts package dependent on experience. Please fax resumes to 250-248-4404 Attn: Shop foreman or by email to danielle@leemar.ca

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

RHODA’S PAINTING. Small job specialist; see Facebook page for pictures. Will paint walls,trim,doors,furniture, cabinets,etc. Call 250-937-7030

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

OCEAN SANDS RESORT on Rathtrevor Beach. Fully furnished 2 bdrm condos includes utilities, cable, phone & internet. Units available starting Sept 1. $1100/mo. Call (250)954-0662. PARKSVILLE, Brand new luxury apartments on Weld St. 6 stainless steel appliances, granite c/tops, some with ocean view, centrally located, small pets ok, N/S bldg. Avail Immed. Call 250-468-9811 PARKSVILLE CONDO2 bdrms, 1 bath, shared laundry, close to downtown. Avail Dec. 1st. $1000/mo inclds water & cable. Call 250-607-7069. PARKSVILLE APT- 2 bdrms, top oor in quiet 4-plex. F/S, D/W, free laundry. $650. Avail now. 250-954-7435. PARKSVILLERENO’D 2 bdrm apt, free storage & parking, quiet bldg, heat/hot water incld. Available Nov 1. $800. Call 250-248-3350. 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.

PARKSVILLE, 3 Bdrm, 3 bath, s x s duplex w/carport in quiet area.Fenced yard, w/stove/ elec. heat, 5 appli’s, NS, N/P. Refs req’d. Avail. Dec. 1st. $1000 p/m + utils. Call 250-752-0244 after 4 pm.

PLUMBER, JOURNEYMAN Prepare, fabricate, install plumbing and heating piping systems. Good oral and written communication skills. Ability to follow instruction. Hold a valid drivers license. Professional appearance at all times. Must have plumbing trades certiďŹ cations. Salary negotiable upon experience. Forward resume to quadramech@telus.net

WORK WANTED FOR ALL your drywall and painting needs, reno’s and repairs.Specializing in re-textured ceilings, spray paint. Call a pro, no job too small. Phil 250-954-1859. WORK WANTED: Fall Yard & Garden Cleanup. Small truck for yard waste removal. $20/hr, min 2 hrs. Please call (250)248-3248.

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

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

GARDENING FALL CLEAN-UP, gutters, irrigation system, hedges, garden haul away. Call (250)240-1116 Service Today! WES-COAST YARDBIRDS. Yard Maintenance, Hauling, Pressure Washing, Carpentry. Tree Pruning, Topping, Falling, Snow Removal, Irrigation Winterizing. 250-752-9444.

HANDYPERSONS THE HONEY-DO BUS: Professional Handyman Services Seniors Discounts, No deposit required. 250-240-3731

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

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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

40’ Citation park model in year round RV park in Parksville. Built on room & patio, carport & shed. Call 250-951-4902.

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

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 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

GOODYEAR ULTRA Grip (snow tires), 175/70R13, like new, used 1 season only. Asking $240 obo for all 4. Call (250)738-1190. PIANO- HEINTZMAN upright, good condition, $700 obo. Call (250)752-4400.

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

COTTAGES ERRINGTON- 1 BDRM, tile rs, workshop w/240v. NS/NP. $650. Call (250)248-6554. NICE COTTAGE Style Apartment 975 sq feet, private setting, 1 lrg bedroom, lrg kitchen. Wd/dw, extra parking. Ready to move in. Qualicum Beach. $700. Call Mike 250752-2379 PARKSVILLE, 700 s/f. Cottage. Lg, private, fenced & gated yd. 4 appli’s, N/S, small pet ok, Gas f/p, $800 p/m, incld. gas & cable; hydro & phone are extra. Call 250-248-9656 QUALICUM BEACH: Clean, reno’d, large 2-bdrm. 1000 sq.ft, large kitchen. NS/NP, close to beach. Ref’s. $900. Available now. Call 1-250-6619275 or 250-752-1315.

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

MODULAR HOMES ERRINGTON, 2 bdrm mobile on acreage. F/S, N/S, N/P $725. + hydro 250-927-9078 ERRINGTON- 2 BDRMS, 2 bath, $950/mo inclds 6 appls, Pets ok. Refs req’d. Avail now. (250)228-2055.

HOMES FOR RENT AVAIL NOV. 16th. Newer mobile on acreage (not in park) 2bdrm, small addition, covered porch. Beautiful mountain view, 5 appl’s. NP/NS. Ref’s req’d. $850. (250)752-3425. 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. BRIGHT AND cozy 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom home in Spider Lake area. Unique rural property on 5 acres with pond. Contact 250-937-7211 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, medium dog possible, $800/mo. Available immediately. Call 250-248-7118 or cell 250-954-5045. NANOOSE BAY- (15mins to Parksville, 12mins to Nanaimo) 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 6 appls. $1000+ utils. (250)468-1480.

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OCEANVIEW House in Parksville. 1200sq ft, recently renovated. 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, heat pump, ďŹ replace on 3/4 acre. Prefer retired couple. No smoking, no pets. Furnished $1300, unfurnished $1100. becklawrence@gmail.com 250-9272560

COUNTRY SETTING North Qualicum. Upper Duplex, 1 bdrm, F/S, attractive air tight ďŹ replace. Ref’s, N/S, No dogs. Avail immed. $675/mo. Call 250-594-3705.

PARKSVILLE- 3 BDRMS, 2 bath Rancher. Clean & cozy, woodstove, 5 appls, near Winchelsea Elem. NS/NP. $1250 + utils. Refs req’d. Call (250)752-9807.

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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

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

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

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

HOUSES FOR SALE

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, at screen TV, many other items. Good quality. Call 250-586-8922 between 6 pm - 9 pm.

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

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50+ SENIORS Supportive Independent Retirement Living in Parksville’s beautiful Emerald Estates. Weekly housekeeping included. Meal plan available. Walk to shopping, all amenities & beach. Call 250-468-1465. CENTRAL QUALICUM Beach, 2 Bd 1 Ba, W/D, granite counters, deck, heat recovery system, elevator, N/S, N/P, storage, covered parking, $1300. Nov. 1. 250-951-3367.

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THINK XMAS GIFTS at 1-144 4th Ave East, Qualicum. Nov 3 & 4 (8-4). Much more than just a garage sale! Antiques & collectibles; paintings, glass, porcelain (some Moorcroft & Royal Doulton); scarce/rare ďŹ rstedition books; ďŹ shing/gardening/home decorating & hobby items; First Nations art & artifacts; tools (vintage & modern); dolls, toys, peddle car, a charming 1800s child’s rocker from Quebec; electric snow blower (Santa loves it!); 1800s butternut drop-leaf table; Singer featherweight; Victorian hall-tree with mirror, hat racks & boot bench; useful household, garden, & shop items; quality set of leather-working tools.... and lots more. Bring your list ... sun, rain or snow!! Ho! Ho! Ho!

QUALICUM BAY 247 Huson Rd. Nov 3 & 4 (9-3). Watch for signs, numerous items, great prices, also free LP records. Rain or shine

WHISKEY CREEK, 3549 Crocus Rd. Moving/Downsizing. Sat. Nov. 3rd & 4th (10-2) Treadmill, furniture, garden tools, wood splitter.

PARKSVILLE, WEMBLEY Mall; Friday Nov. 2nd. (9-7), Saturday Nov. 3rd. (9-4) Giant Flea Market to support the SPCA. Xmas trimmings & trees, collectable’s, pet supplies & kennels, household & electrical, bedding, puzzles, games & toys, DVD’s, CD’s, VCR tapes, golf balls & clubs, garden decor, bulbs, pansy pots, containers & much more!


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RENTALS

RENTALS

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TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

HOMES FOR RENT

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RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

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.

QUALICUM BEACH - DOWNTOWN- 2 bed house, new kitchen and bathroom, hardwood floors, bright and airy, wood stove, 2 blocks from pool. F/S, W/D, D/W. Landscaping included. Avail. Dec 1, $1200/mo 250-752-0288

DOWNTOWN PARKSVILLE, t 800 sq ft adjacent ground level retail/office space for lease, great location, 124 Middleton Ave. Asking $600 mo + triple nets. Call 250-248-3142 or 250-248-3655.

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

2009 GMC Sierra 2500 4x4, diesel, 30,000 km’s, mint cond. $46,900.00 obo 2007 Citation Supreme 26RKS, 1 slide, loaded, $26,500.00 obo. Will sell separate. 250-752-9536

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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. PARKSVILLE available immediately 2 - 3 Bdrm. house walk to Wembley Mall. N/S small pet welcome. 5 appliances, large deck, fenced yard, nicely landscaped, lots of custom wood built-ins. $1050/mthly utilities. 250-9540297, 250-947-0532 QB 3 bdrm, lge kitchen, rural, close to town, river, beach, lge yard, dog neg, $900/mo + utils Ph 250-240-4546 QUALICUMnew luxury 2300sqft, 3 bdrm Rancher, dream kitchen, maple flrs, lrg garage. $1800. Call 250-7523867, 250-752-0093.

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PARKSVILLE, 2 bdrm + den, 1 1/2 bath, free wi-fi, covered Patio, treed yd., garden area, parking, laundry hook ups, close to town. small pet ok, Avail. Nov. 1st. $925 p/m + utils. Call 250-951-1001

TOWNHOUSES PARKSVILLE, 2 Bdrm,Good area near downtown, being reno’d & avail. Nov 1. F/S, W/D $875 p/m neg. N/S. Murray 250-248-0132 / 250-228-2834 or Larry 250-586-1561

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COOMBS, 1st month free for long term tenant. RV site available in small adult park. Fenced, deck, storage unit. $375 plus hydro/month. Call 250-586-1372.

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

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

SEASONAL ACCOMMODATION PARKSVILLE: 2 bdrm, 2 bath beach front, furn. Nov-Mar. $1500 nego. (604)929-8070.

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‘05 - 9’6 OKANAGAN CAMPER Electric levelers, Q/Bed, N/S, mint condition. Fridge/freezer, 3 burner stove/oven, 3 piece bathroom. $17,900. 250-752-0322

1995 GMC Sonoma Truck, recent maintenance, in great shape, runs well. Asking $2200 obo. Please call (250)758-4963. 2006 FORD Ranger S/C. V6, Auto, 2WD, 4 Door, New Batt., No Accidents, 130,000 Km’s. Well maintained. $7995.00 obo. Call 250-248-4037

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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

CARS

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

SUITES, LOWER NORTH QUALICUM small 1 bdrm suite on private, quite acreage. N/S, N/P, Util inc., plus wireless internet $650/mo Call 250-951-2706 PARKSVILLE, 3 bdrm, N/S, N/P, D/W, W/D, Avail. Immed. $1050 p/m incl. sat. TV, Hydro. Call 250-248-4074

1923 FORD “T” Bucket. 350 short block Chevy. 400 H.P. motor. $18,000. Call Ron (250)729-7146 after 5:00p.m. 1991 SUBARU Loyale. Many new parts, receipts at request. Battery, radiator, alternator & water pump new. $1500. obo Call 250-248-9977

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

QUALICUM. 1-BDRM ground level suite in quiet area, close to beach. NS, NP, utility’s included. W/D & carport parking $800./mo (250) 752-3294.

SUITES, UPPER CHURCH ROAD,1 bdrm luxury suite, private, quiet, Wembly area, available immed. Call 250-228-3177.

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

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

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 driver’s side, but repairable, heavy duty box liner, canopy incl’d. Original dealer price $68,400, asking $29,900 Qualicum Beach, Call 250927-2827

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Sports &Rec

DO YOU HAVE LOCAL SPORTS NEWS? Contact: James Clarke, Sports Reporter Email: sports@pqbnews.com Phone: 250-248-4341

Official newspaper of the Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals

SPORTS HEROES

Local sports figures honoured The value of volunteerism to sports and communities highlighted by everyone JAMES CL ARKE

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Close to 50 people turned out in the pouring rain Tuesday night at Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club in support of eight locals up for Sport Heroes awards, and in keeping with the theme, the water works continued inside where emotions ran high. Emceeing the evening was Carey Summerfelt, manager of recognition and stewardship for viaSport, which works with Sport BC.  Saturday was the seventh of eight such awards ceremonies held throughout the province each year. Started in 2001, Sport Heroes “celebrates the contributions of long-time community sport volunteers.” Oceanside mayors Teunis Westbroek and Chris Burger took turns thanking the sport heroes for their contributions — both spoke of the importance sports plays in the fabric of a community. Oceanside Track & Field coach and former Parksville mayor Randy Longmuir was first to be recognized, followed by Sean Hines — the longtime dedicated Ballenas Whalers’ football coach set the tone as he choked back tears and had to pause more than once to collect himself. 

CAREY SUMMERFELT PHOTO

Oceanside’s sport heroes and two mayors pause for a photo op after Tuesday’s presentations.

Harold Baker was next, and he too was misty eyed. In the end, all eight recipients seemed humbled by the attention.

“The turnout was great especially considering all the rain, so that’s fantastic,” said a pleased Irene Schell, the vice chair of Sport BC. “I mean the work that they’ve

done... wow.” “I’ve been to a few of these (events) and I’ve seen people cry, but I haven’t seen so many people teary; it was very emotional,” she said when asked if Tuesday night was typical, adding “I was saying to Carry afterwards not to be emotional when the football players are up there being emotional themselves, so it was great. Obviously it really touched the volunteers, and what I heard from all the volunteers was they were acknowledging all their volunteers that helped them, that it wasn’t just them getting it it was on behalf of all of them so that was wonderful to hear,” she said, and made the point “it’s clear that it’s a tightknit sports community.” She pointed out sports make up the largest part of the voluntary sector in Canada with some 5.3 million volunteers representing over 34,000 associations. The emcee of the evening it turns out is a KSS grad. Summerfelt moved to QB with her family when she was six in 1983. THE RECIPIENTS: Randy Longmuir (athletics), Sean Hines (football), Harold Barker (multi-sport), Lyle Lamont (baseball), Irene Creally (curling), Robynne Shaw (figure skating), Gavin Reid (lawn bowling), Kim Longmuir (athletics).

VIJHL HOCKEY

Generals pay tribute to their moms JAMES CL ARKE

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Oceanside’s Save-On-Foods Generals Jr. Hockey Club rolled out the red carpet prior to the start of last Saturday’s VIJHL game against Nanaimo, as the players presented pink roses, 30 in all, to their mom’s, billet moms and representatives from the club at centre ice. Billed as ‘A Tribute To Our Moms’, the ceremony was in conjunction with the Generals’ Family Weekend and capped off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The club raised $337 that night for the Canadian Cancer Society. “It’s an important issue and having the mothers out on the ice was great,” said club secretary Elizabeth Cud-

more, adding any time a player can skate up to his mom and present her a flower is pretty special. As part of the Family Weekend parents were bussed to the games in Nanaimo and in Campbell River. “Primarily my job is just trying to take care of the marketing and promotions and I’m also the first point of contact for people. I also help out on some of the game day operations. I get to deal with everybody — the coach, the directors, the media, the players and the fans. It’s great.” This is her second year helping with the club, and while she doesn’t have any kids playing minor hockey, she loves the game and wants to give back.

ICE CHIPS: Marino Somerville is the latest General to be rewarded for his efforts on the ice this year. The 17-year-old forward from Port Alberni will be playing up with the Cowichan Valley Capitals of the BCHL this weekend. Somerville, who has a goal and five helpers to go along with 19 PIMs in 18 games so far, is the third Oceanside player to get the call for Jr. A ice time this season. Gens’  head coach and GM  Brent Demerais didn’t have much to report other than the team is in good spirits, working hard and looking forward to Saturday’s home game against the Campbell River Storm. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

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OVER 55 SOCCER

JR BOYS SOCCER

Local team off to Victoria for next game

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Shady fighting hard BSS season over Ballenas Secondary School’s Jr. Boys soccer team saw its season come to a sliding halt on the pitches of Courtenay last week (Oct. 25, 26) as they finished fourth at the eight team North Island finals and just missed the third and final berth into the Islands. The Whalers got off to a great start with two wins on opening day Thursday, beating Vanier 4-2 and Dover Bay 4-0. Ian Whibley led the charge for Ballenas with a pair of goals in each game. Day two wasn’t so kind to the blue and white as they came up on the short end of a 3-1 final to Carihi and were blanked 2-0 by the Brooks

JAMES CL ARKE

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The Shady Rest Over 55 soccer side may have had their hands full in a fiercely contested 3-1 loss to their longtime rivals the Nanaimo Masters at QB Rec Fields last Sunday, but the locals were game. “We were down 2-0 at half time, held in the match by Ian Miller our keeper,” longtime Shady Jim Cameron confirmed after, adding the locals “played much better in the second half,” and pulled a goal back after some sustained pressure at the 65 minute mark when Jim Mitchell scored on a long cross that found the top corner of the net over a startled keeper. Nanaimo scored a late goal to secure the win against the flow with the Shadies pressing for the equalizer. Shady veteran Jim Wilson, who Cameron calls “the engine room of the O55s,” almost overheated at one point when he was checked hard and sent air born at midfield but didn’t get the call. GAME ON  The 055 Shadies travel to Victoria Nov. 11 for the second and final stop of the 26th annual Manly Cup. Shady

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Bobcats. The weather, said BSS teacher/ coach Larry Stefanek, “was a torrential downpour for the whole day Friday; games were shortened to 25 minute halves rather than 35 minutes to save the field. “Too bad,” surmised Stefanek, who got help with the team this year from assistant coaches Dave Reynolds and Andy Sharman, “(but) that is how it goes sometimes. We lost to a couple of good teams who were better than us on the day.  We hit some injuries, and bounces did not go our way,” he said, then made the point the local side finished 4-1 in league play and 8-3-1 overall and was a “good season for our boys overall.”

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Parksville, forwards  Trent Bell (Nanoose Bay) and goalie Liam Giroux (QB) — local fans will have plenty to cheer for. Coaching the Silvertips this season is former Oceanside Generals’ assistant coach Jason Dubyna. The Major Midget league was established in 2004 to give

elite-level players aged 15-17 a chance to play at a high level in their age group. The Silvertips are currently 4-5-1 on the regular season and tied for sixth in the 11team league with the South Island Royals, and two points up on the eighth place Canadians. - James Clarke 

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MUSIC

Using music as a crutch Local musician invents a three-stringed cane LISSA ALEXANDER

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D

esiree Ferrero recently graduated from the Summit School of Guitar, so when she injured her knee last winter during school, she got an interesting idea. “I thought, ‘I’m at a school learning to build instruments and it's a woodworking shop, so why not make a cane and why not make it a musical one.’” And so the StrumCane was born. A fully functional cane that doubles as a three-stringed instrument. Ferrero has also crafted an acoustic guitar using the wood and ivories from her grandparents 1920s piano, among other finely detailed stringed instruments. Although she’s only 24 years old, Ferrero has been playing the guitar for 17 years, her first one a gift for her eighth birthday. Ferrero grew up in Harrison Hot Springs and after graduating high school she toyed with the idea of going back to school, but nothing jumped out at her. When she heard about the Summit School of Guitar in Qualicum Bay she got excited. “Since I was little I’ve liked music and liked

writing it and liked playing it. So I thought why not be able to go and build my own guitars.” Ferrero was in her element at the school, which she said far exceeded her expectations. Residents may have seen Ferrero out and about strumming her guitar in the summer at local markets and fairs. She has a distinct style she calls “slap harmonics” where she plays her guitar “like a piano” with both fingers on the fret board at the same time. Her fingers shoot up and down the guitar with a graceful ease while she drums the instrument making crisp, rhythmic, music. Ferrero has mapped out a 10 year plan which includes putting the finishing touches on a CD, and opening up a shop to produce her authentic guitars. A StrumCane is currently for sale at the Salish Sea Market in Bowser and Ferrero can be contacted through her facebook page for custon orders. www.facebook.com/StrumCane. Catch Ferrero performing at the McMillan Arts Centre’s MACoustic Folk Club Nov. 16. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. with open stage acts and Ferrero will be the feature act following the intermission. Tickets are $5 at the door.

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Desiree Ferrero will be playing at the MACoustic Folk Club Nov. 16. She recently invented the StrumCane.

Local country singer needs help with new album One week left to make pledges ensuring new album, gifts and merchandise LISSA ALEXANDER

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Beth Marie Anderson hopes people will make a pledge this week to pre-order her upcoming album.

Local country music singer Beth Marie Anderson has invested everything she has in making a first-rate album, but she needs a little help to bring it to fruition. Anderson recorded the music for her new album in Nashville, and had master musicians contribute like Lady Antebellum’s piano player and Keith Urban’s drummer. In order to raise some funds to complete the album, Anderson launched a campaign on the online fundraising platform Indiegogo in August, where fans make pledges and receive gifts in return. But with only one week left she is reaching out for some help. “It’s looking really grim but at the same time everyone is really last minute,” she said. “And I realize that times are not that great.” People can pledge as little as $5 which will get them a thank-you card from Anderson and her crew in Nashville. Twenty Five dollars will get the same card as well as a

signed copy of the new album and two free downloads from her Open Road album. Other contributions will receive hand-made earrings, vocal lessons, personal concerts, t-shirts and more. For those that make pledges this week, they will also be entered for a chance to win a memory book created by Anderson, with a behind-the-scenes look at the recording process, lyrics and photos, including some goofy shots of her and country star Michelle Wright. Anderson is hoping for $8,000 to put the finishing touches on the album, but every little bit helps, she said. “If I don’t get the money I don’t know exactly when I’ll be able to release (the album) if at all next year.” Anderson is hoping that fans can pre-order the album on Indiegogo this week which will enable her to release the album this Spring. The deadline to help her raise funds on Indiegogo is Nov. 9. Visit www.indiegogo.com/bethmariemusic for more information and to make pledges.

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EveryFriday

EveryMonday

Branch No. 49 meets at Lions Pioneer Village, 241 Moilliet, Parksville.

Every Mon. at The Shady Rest Pub, 7-10pm, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach.

EveryTuesday

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NANOOSE GARDEN CLUB Meets first Friday of month; Nanoose Library Centre. Guests welcome. 250-468-9184

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PARKSVILLE LIONS

PV Legion 1:30pm; 250-248-6842

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EverySaturday

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Meets 1pm at Henry’s Kitchen, Qualicum Bay. Everyone welcome. Call Robert 250-757-8709 or bowserchess.pqworks.com

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Saturdays 8:30am-noon Veterans Way at Memorial http://www.bcfarmersmarket.org/ Saturdays 8:30am-noon 250-248-9883

NAVY LEAGUE CADETS

4th Sat. monthly Parksville Legion 250-752-6532

first Tuesday of each month 7 - 9 pm at Red Cedars Room, Parksville Conference Centre Info. contact 248-6177

QB CARPET BOWLING

Monday & Wednesdays, 12:45pm at the QB Civic Centre. Info: 250-752-1156

FAMILY HISTORY CENTER

MID ISLAND BLUEGRASS SOCIETY

every Tues. 7-9:30pm, at St. Columba Church on Wembley Rd. lighthousebluegrass.com

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Open Mondays and Tuesdays, 9am-4pm

THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS FAMILY HISTORY CENTRE

Open Mondays 9am-4 pm and Tuesday evenings by appointment. 591 Arbutus St., QB 250-752-2233

6:45pm; Qualicum Legion. 250-594-6228

Meets third Monday of month. 8:30am. Quality Bayside Resort, Parksville 250-752-6809. parksvilleprobus.ca. November speaker is Peter Drummond.

PV & DISTRICT ROCK AND GEM CLUB

EveryMonday

BRIDGE

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Beginner and intermediate classes 6 and 7:30pm; 250-954-1050

every Tuesday of each month 7:30 pm, at Baptist Church in QB 600 Beach Rd.

Fraternal Order of Eagles. PV Legion 6-6:45pm & 9pm. 146 Hirst, PV

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EveryTuesday

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ROTARY CLUB OF QB SUNRISE

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Mondays, 7-9pm, Springwood School, $7 drop-in. 250-248-8857

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Meets 6:30pm for 9-12 year olds 9-12 year old girls and boys. PV Elementary School

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First and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7pm. 241 Moilliet 250-248-5806/250-248-9392

every Tuesday & Thursday 1-3pm at Arrowsmith Activity Centre Ford Rd. Coombs $5 drop in or monthly Info: 250-752-8760

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BISHOP OF BOWSER CHESS CLUB

THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS’ FAMILY HISTORY CENTRE

Open Tues. 9am-4pm and Tuesday evenings by appointment 591 Arbutus Str. QB. 250-752-2233

7-9pm every Monday (except holidays). PV Community Centre, 132 Jensen Ave, PV. Guests are free! 250-248-2317 arbutus.toastmastersclubs.org

Meets Fridays, 8:30am; 250-752-6007

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QUALICUM ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP Third Tuesdays. 1:30-3pm, Community Room, The Gardens of Qualicum, Qualicum Beach. 1-800-462-2833

PQ MAC USERS GROUP OCEANSIDE Meets 2nd Tuesday month 7pm; The Forum, City Hall, PV, 250-954-1348. www.pqmug.ca

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Ages 12-19 meets on Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm; 250-248-2677BLT2

Have fun, meet new people. Wed. nights 4-6pm. St. Stephen’s Church, old lounge 250-752-6807/752-3595

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GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

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Caregivers of people affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, 10am. 250-752-6766, ext119

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Meets third Tuesday of month www.pqlug.org

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PV ADULT BADMINTON MEN’S SNOOKER

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LIVE VOCAL MUSIC

MOONLIGHT MADNESS QUALICUM — Thursday, Nov. 15, 5:30 ‘til late. 5:30 Christmas Tree light up, Hot chocolate, Prizes, Santa photos, Carriage rides & more

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING

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COOMBS OLD TIME FIDDLERS

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Every Wednesday evening, 6-9pm, in the restaurant at The Shady Rest, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach.

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POOL, PV LEGION

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Meetings second Thursday at the Qualicum Beach Legion at 2pm, 250-752-8080

Every Wed. 11am-Noon, register at oceansidehospice.com or call 250-752-6227 SINGING IN FRENCH With Nous Chantons. Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm. New members welcome. 250-248-8714.

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Meets 7:30pm; QB Civic Centre

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Meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month Sept. to May at St. Columba Church in Parksville. Meetings at 2pm and can fun for on hour and a half. 250-951-8866.

Tues. 6:15-7:15; Thursdays 5-6pm Drop-in fee $5. 250-951-9886

Fitness 50 and over. 10-11:15am 250-248-3161

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END-OF-LIFE SUPPORT GROUP

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Prominent artists come to town Island Arts Expo will feature 25 artists for show, sale and guest presentations LISSA ALEXANDER

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An art exhibition show and sale this weekend will feature 25 West Coast artists, workshops, demonstrations and some top-notch raffles. It’s the fourth annual Island Arts Expo in Qualicum Bay and besides a lecture by renowned painter Robert Bateman, Janice Roberston—Senior Federation of Canadian Artist (SFCA) member—is coming from the mainland. She will be doing a painting demonstration of fruit and floral still life in acrylics on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 10:30 a.m. Nathan Scott, celebrated sculptor from Victoria who is best known for his Terry Fox piece at Mile 0, will be covering the sculpting process at 12:30 on

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An original art piece to be raffled off this weekend.

Sunday. Other well-known artists will also be presenting over the weekend. Visitors to the expo can view or buy paintings, sculptures, cards, jewelry, books, glass art, photography and textile art. There will be over $2,300 in prizes, including original paintings by Sofie Skapski and Therese Johnston. Live music will fill the Lighthouse Community Hall during the exhibition and food will available. The Island Arts Expo runs from 10- 4 p.m. Nov. 3- 4 at 240 Lions Way in Qualicum Bay. First Nations Elder Jessie Demerse will perform a blessing to kick off the event at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday. Entrance is by donation to the local food bank. There are fees to attend the guest presentations, register at www. islandartsexpo.ca or call 250-757-8003.

Acoustic Cafe to feature duo from Denman A spoken word performer and a singer/guitarist will combine talents at the Acoustic Cafe in Qualicum Beach tonight. Spoken word performer, Del Phillips, and singer/guitarist Scotty Donaldson, both from Denman Island, will be the feature act at the show Nov. 2. The duo are known for their entertaining stories and poetry, original tunes, and acoustic interpretations of popular favourites. The Acoustic Cafe is held on the first Friday of every

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The Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra will be performing a program of classical music for strings Nov. 10 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Edmunds Anglican Church in Parksville and 7:30 p.m. at Brechin United Church in Nanaimo on Nov. 11. The program, entitled Oboe to Go, features Pippa Williams who will play the Marcello Oboe Concerto. Williams studied oboe with Melvin Berman and Richard Dorsey and piano with William Aide at

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Chamber/Rotary team for night of fun, dance The annual Qualicum Beach Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce ‘Gala’ is set for Saturday, Nov. 17, and there couldn’t be a better occasion to put on your dancing shoes. This year’s theme is Brazil — Hot, Hot, Hot! Expect the civic centre to be transformed with the vibrant colours, sights and sounds of the Amazon rainforest and the intoxicating samba rhythms of Rio. On arriving, guests will enjoy complimentary appetizers and wine, the opportunity to visit with friends, to bid on 142 silent auction items, to participate in some games of chance and to enjoy the Latin beat of the Kwalikum Jazz Trio. This will be followed by a sit-down, four-course gourmet dinner and then a live auction featuring 16 one-of-a-kind prizes or experiences. The dancers of “Samba Fusion,� a dance company which has performed internationally and whose musical roots combine Brazilian Samba and various other dance styles, music and rhythm, are guaranteed to capture the audience. The rest of the evening belongs to the popular Maloomba Boogie Band. Tables will be pulled back and the dance floor comes alive. In the interest of getting everyone home safely, complimentary rides are available until 1 a.m. if necessary. Single tickets for this extravaganza can be purchased at the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce office at 250-752-0960 for $100, or you can reserve a table for 10 for $900. HST applies. Just a reminder that The Gala is both a fun-raiser and a fundraiser. It couldn’t happen without the strong support of the local business community and of the approximately 300 people who attend the event each year. It allows both the Qualicum Beach Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce to support initiatives and non-profit groups right here in our local community — to the tune of some $550,000 in the Gala’s 20-year history. — Submitted by Georgia Maclean/Qualicum Beach Rotary Club

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FAITH COLUMN

A mother hen and a mother bear

Late October is the time for a comforting little annual ritual in my home, the lighting of the first fire of the wood stove season. I love it. It’s such a relief from the cold version of hot air offered by my heat pump. It warms me right through, and even if it may be too hot to handle at times, and regularly needing attention, one thing it will never be is a vaguely cold background noise. The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) and the Sermon on the Plain (Luke 6), amount to the introductory and foundational teaching of Jesus. It is here that we have the imperative: be compassionate (merciful), as your heavenly Father is compassionate (merciful). It led G.K. Chesterton to his famous quip that if this was Christianity, then it has not so much been tried and found wanting, rather it has been found difficult, and therefore not tried at all. As an immediate sidebar, let me add that the word merciful may have seemed a good translation of the Greek word oiktirmones (compassionate - Luke 6.36) in 1611, but it gives the tragically false impression today of an upstairs-downstairs relationship that could be seen to perpetuate distinctions rather than enhance commonality. And after all, compassion is about the oneness and connection between parties in a relationship, not about the

level of difference between them. The difficult thing about compassion is that it requires us to stand outside of ourselves, to transcend ourselves, and to see others from another perspective. It is a me-to-we move, in current youth and educational language. By Andrew Twitty Or, if you like, it is a wood stove that is variously warm, hot, needing regular attention, but never cold. Scholars Marcus Borg and NT Wright agree and summarize thus: Jesus got provoked into a face-off between the politics of purity and the politics of compassion. The purists wanted to see that rules were observed in order to preserve the status quo or advance the interests of one particular group. Compassionistos, if I may so term it, wanted to break down the barriers between the groups for the greater good of the whole. It is easy to see the warm side of compassion in Jesus care for the outsiders, healing of the sick, and blessing of children. The red hot side of compassion is the critique that inherently goes along with this. To be inclusive is automatically to take on exclusivism as

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it is revealed in vested interests, insider dealing, protectionism, and self-serving power. Jesus is not only a mother hen gathering its chicks (Matt 23.37), he is a mother bear defending her cubs (Matt 23.23-26). The Dalai Lama, champion of the Charter for Compassion, who says that there is no circumstance in which compassion is not a possible response, is the same Dalai Lama who is an unending critic of Chinese foreign policy and is willing to take the risks that go with that. Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Laureate and also champion of the Charter for Compassion, and who addressed a youth-based crowd of 20,000 in Vancouver October 18 on the compassion agenda of moving from Me to We, is the same Archbishop Tutu who in September called for the international trial of George Bush and Tony Blair for governmental bullying by fabricating the existence of weapons of mass destruction in order to justify an act of war. Compassion is neither soft nor cold. It is always both warm and embracing, and red hot and igniting. Vote for compassion. Educate for compassion. Catch the fire. The Rev. Andrew Twiddy is the Rector (pastor) of the Anglican parish of St. Anne & St. Edmund, Parksville. Questions or comments? atwiddy99@gmail. com, or 250-594-1549.

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Visitors to The Old School House’s Music on Sunday will enjoy a double dose of cello and some piano this weekend. Cellist Pamela Highbaugh Aloni is a co-founding member of the award winning Lafayette String Quartet and has been an artist in residence at the University of Victoria since 1991 where she teaches cello and chamber music while co-supervising the strings mentoring course. Aloni plays on a cello made by George Craske, 1850. Cellist Paula Kiffner earned music performance degrees from Ohio State University and Peabody Conservatory. While at Peabody she was principal cellist of the Annapolis Symphony and a member of the Washington Theater Chamber Players. She is a faculty member of the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Jamie Syer is a Canadian piano soloist, chamber musician, conductor, clinician and teacher. He is a recipient of an Alberta Achievement Award, and winner of the CBC Talent Competition. He received his Doctoral Degree from Yale University School of Music. He is artistic director of the Collegium Program for Young Musicians, which offers an enriched curriculum for talented pianists, instrumentalists, and singers. The program on Sunday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. will include works by Murray Adaskin, Reinhold Glière and Bela Bartok. Admission is $16, $13 for members. Visit www.theoldschoolhouse.org or call 250-752-6133 for more information. —Submitted by Corinne James, The Old School House

Christmas craft fair this Saturday Eighty crafters will be selling their Christmas wares this Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre. It’s the Parksville Lioness’ Christmas Craft Fair and the group will be serving hot, home-made lunches with proceeds going to charity. The event runs from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. —News Staff

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