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ISSUE RAISED over mayor’s vote on Terminal Trench. BY TOBY GORMAN THE NEWS BULLETIN

A conflict of interest complaint has been filed against Nanaimo Mayor John Ruttan regarding a vote he participated in that helped to secure provincial funding for the Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association and its efforts to conduct an environmental assessment of the Terminal Trench. Ruttan owns the building at 300 Terminal Ave., which is part of a two-kilometre stretch of corridor to be considered for the environmental assessment. The DNBIA secured more than $200,000 to complete the study, which will include drilling on various land parcels to determine how polluted the ground is. The complaint stems from an 8-1 vote in October by council that Ruttan participated in to forward funds to the DNBIA so it could meet a tight deadline and assure the organization the provincial money would be delivered. Only Coun. Jim Kipp was opposed. The DNBIA had requested funding be forwarded by the city so it could begin work immediately on the assessment due to a March 2013 deadline set by the province. By agreeing to forward the funds, as well as an $8,000 balance to round off the city’s funding commit-

ment to the DNBIA for 2013, the environmental assessment of the Terminal Trench would be assured. Ruttan said he was well aware of the potential conflict of interest and had removed himself from previous council discussions on the topic, going so far as to not signing an agreement to allow drilling on his property or to be made aware of assessment results. “Our first discussions were site specific in permitting the DNBIA to go ahead and look for contamination along Nicol Street and Terminal Avenue, and I felt I was in conflict on that one and so I removed myself from the room and did not vote on the issue,” said Ruttan. “The issue I did vote on was different in my mind. I voted with the majority to allow for that funding because it wasn’t site specific, and I was voting to preserve the grant that they had been approved for by the provincial government.” If the DNBIA’s request had been turned down by council, it stood to lose the funding from the province for the project. “In retrospect I don’t believe I was ever in conflict and I really never thought it would be questioned,” added Ruttan. The Local Government Act says it is up to elected officials to make the determination whether or not they are in conflict on a council vote. Ruttan is not in a position to benefit financially from voting on the motion. Al Kenning, city manager, said the complaint was received by a member of the public. ◆ See ‘RESOLUTION’ ‘ /4

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Public Art is created by artists for publicly visible sites. It can increase the sense of place and energize public spaces and the City as a whole. Some art pieces can be permanent (such as the "Pacific Sails" on the Harbourfront Walkway), while others are temporary (such as pieces in Maffeo Sutton Park). The City of Nanaimo is seeking to engage professional artist(s) or artist team(s) for three public art calls: Calls: No. 1394 for Public Art in Outdoor Spaces t Non-Mandatory Information Meeting: December 12th, 2012 - 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at The Nanaimo Art Gallery, 150 Commercial St. t Closing Date & Time: Tuesday, January 15th, 2013, 3:00 p.m. (15:00 hrs), Pacific Time. No. 1400 for Street Banner Design t Non-Mandatory Information Meeting: December 13th, 2012 - 4:00 p.m. at Bowen Park, 500 Bowen Rd. (lawn bowling club-house) t Closing Date & Time: Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013, 3:00 p.m. (15:00 hrs), Pacific Time. No. 1401 Service & Resource Centre Indoor Art t Non-Mandatory Information Meeting: December 12th, 2012 - 2:00 p.m. at City Hall, 455 Dunsmuir St. (The Service & Resource Centre) t Closing Date & Time: Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013, 3:00 p.m. (15:00 hrs), Pacific Time. Call to Artists documents can be downloaded from the City’s website at www.nanaimo.ca under Bid Opportunities. All inquiries about submissions shall be directed to: t ,JSTUZ.BD%POBME Parks & Open Space Planner kirsty.macdonald@nanaimo.ca 250.755.7506

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2012-31495 On Nov. 18, several break and enters were reported at Shear Agony Barber shop, Nemo Sushi and Accents Hair studio, all at Terminal Park Mall. The breakins most likely occurred between 4 p.m. and midnight. Some money was taken from one of the shops and most of the businesses were rummaged through but nothing appeared to be missing. 2012-31566 On Nov. 19, the Metral Drive Starbucks Coffee shop reported five Verissmo coffee machines missing from their business. It is believed the items were taken in the last week.

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The week prior, six other coffee machines were stolen from three separate Starbucks locations in Nanaimo.

2012-31575 On Nov. 19, a DeWalt drywall gun with batteries and case was stolen from a work site on Bollinger Road. 2012-31758 On Nov. 21, a brown mountain bike was stolen from an outdoor shed in the 2600 block of Randle Road. The theft may have occurred in the previous four days. 2012-31839 On Nov. 22 at 7 a.m., a female was assaulted then robbed near the intersection of Dunster and Mostar roads. The victim told police she

thought she heard the sound of kittens crying near a dumpster on Dunster and went to investigate. When she got closer she was hit over the head and lost consciousness. When she awoke her wallet was found nearby and it was emptied of its contents. Several items of interest were taken from the wallet including two $2 Canadian bills.

2012-32238 On Nov. 26, two bikes were stolen from a house located in the 3200 block of Shenton Road. One was a green, Giant mountain bike while the other was a purple, No. 7 BMX. 2012-32282 On Nov. 26, a man and woman stole four Samsung Galaxy SIIX

cellphones from WalMart. The two adults were also identified as being responsible for stealing a PlayStation game from Shoppers Drug Mart in Country Club Centre earlier in the day. The male suspect is approximately 5’7”, 175 pounds. The female was of medium height, 160 pounds and wore eye glasses, a dark cap and a white sweater with blue lettering on the front. The suspects were last seen getting into a small hatchback vehicle.

2012-32425 On Nov. 26, a cat returned home to its family on McGuffie Road (off Hammond Bay Road) with what appeared to be a wound caused by a BB gun. The incident would have occurred during the day on Nov. 26. 2012-32434 On Nov. 27 between 1:30-3:30 p.m., a FedEx package delivered to and placed on the front step of a home located in the 7400 block of Andrea Crescent was stolen.

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District adheres to provincial class size limits BY JENN McGARRIGLE THE NEWS BULLETIN

Nanaimo school officials have kept all classes in the district within the legislated limit of 30 students or less except for those classes that require more students to be successful, such as band. Deputy superintendent John Blain submitted this year’s class size report to trustees at Wednesday’s board meeting. The report states that none of the 322 elementary school divisions include more than 30 students and just 14 of the 727 instructional blocks at the secondary level had more than 30 students. The 14 oversize secondary classes include Planning 10 and music, dance and drama classes, where a larger grouping of students supports the needs of the program, reads the report. In recent years, the district ran oversized classes at the secondary level in the interests of offering students as much program choice as possible. For example, if only 20 students at a secondary school want to take Calculus 12, a principal could make up for the low enrolment by scheduling a few other classes with 31 or 32 students. Last fall, one elementary class exceeded the limits and 95 secondary classes were over the size limit. Earlier this fall, education officials anticipated that the new goal would mean some courses would not be available except through distance learning, especially at smaller secondary schools such as Cedar, John Barsby and Woodlands. But Blain said there does not appear to be a significant increase in distance learning enrolment due to the goal of keeping classes at 30 students or less. Jamie Brennan, school board chairman, said the push was on to keep classes at 30 or under when officials learned that another district was doing the same thing. Also motivating the decision was new provincial legislation, which stipulates that extra compensation must be provided to teachers with oversized classes. The district added 1.5 full-time equivalent teachers to make this goal possible. Class size averages are now 19.5 for Kindergarten, 21.2 for Grades 1-3, 26.1 for Grades 4-7 and 25.5 for Grades 8-12. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

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Firefighters and police check out a Jeep Cherokee that crossed over oncoming lanes and came to rest on a boulevard at the corner of Terminal and Princess Royal avenues Monday morning.The Jeep was travelling west on Princess Royal Avenue when it left the road, scraped one parked car and narrowly missed a building before it stopped. The male driver was checked by paramedics at the scene as police searched the vehicle. Police are investigating why the driver lost control of the vehicle.

Project goal one step closer I PURCHASE OF exoskeleton will benefit Afghan vet. BY JENN M C GARRIGLE THE NEWS BULLETIN

A Nanaimo student’s idea to help a local war veteran injured in Afghanistan has made it to the semifinal round of a nationwide competition that funds projects creating positive change in communities. Rebecca Lumley, a Grade 12 student at Wellington Secondary School, is spearheading a bid to purchase state-of-the-art technology that will help Capt. Trevor Greene work toward his goal of walking again, through the Aviva Community Fund competition. Greene was wounded while serving in Afghanistan. On March 4, 2006, he was talking with a group of elders in a village, his helmet and weapon aside, when a young man snuck up behind him and drove an axe into his skull. The axe cleaved into the area

of his brain that controls basic motor functions. His ongoing recovery has defied the odds and inspired others. The technology, from California-based Ekso Bionics, consists of a portable system of braces, motors and an onboard computer designed to allow wheelchairbound patients to walk. Lumley said the technology is not yet available in Canada and to allow it to be accessible to others, it would be kept at the CBI Health Centre in Nanaimo. There is a chance that the technology could help rebuild neural pathways to get Greene walking on his own again, she added. The project received more than 12,000 votes to put it into the semifinals and now it has to go through another round of voting to get to the final. The inspiration for the project was both Lumley’s dream of becoming a military doctor and personal connections with Greene. Wellington teacher John Mandziuk’s wife, an occupational therapist, works with Greene and Lumley’s mother was one of the trauma nurses at Vancouver

General Hospital who worked with Greene in the early days of his injury. “When it was mentioned that this could be an opportunity, I kind of just seized that,” said Lumley. “This is an uplifting story – literally.” The technology costs $140,000 plus $10,000 per year to maintain and the Aviva competition funds projects between $5,000 and $150,000. If the project is chosen, Greene and his physiotherapist will also have to travel to California to learn how to operate the equipment and the group will have to find another source of funding for both the California trip and maintenance costs for subsequent years. “Hopefully we get enough attention and awareness from this that someone else is willing to step up,” said Lumley. Voting for the project started Monday and of the 98 ideas left from the hundreds originally submitted, 30 will make it to the finals. People can vote until Dec. 12 at www.avivacommunity fund.org. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

Crew members from the B.C. ferry M.V. Quinsam and the Nanaimo Harbour Patrol pulled a man from the water after his canoe capsized Sunday. Capt. Colin Henthorne, Canadian Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Centre spokesman, said emergency responders were called out at about 5 p.m. when a woman driving by Descanso Bay on Gabriola Island heard cries for help coming from the bay and spotted a man in the water. The man, age 60 to 70, had been paddling out to his boat anchored in the bay when his canoe capsized. “He swam over and clung to the side of his vessel anchored in the bay and that’s what he ended up clinging onto,” Henthorne said. The B.C. ferry M.V. Quinsam launched a rescue boat and Nanaimo Harbour Patrol dispatched its patrol boat NPA Osprey to the scene. Henthorne said the man was in the water for about 30 minutes. “When it’s cold like that you lose your mobility very quickly,” Henthorne said. The victim was taken to an ambulance waiting at the Descanso Bay Ferry Terminal. Deborah Marshall, B.C. Ferries spokeswoman, said both the Queen of Alberni and the M.V. Quinsam were altered to the emergency. The man was pulled from the water within two minutes of the Quinsam’s crew launching its rescue boat. “They thought the man was hypothermic and he was taken to hospital,” she said.

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Nanaimo school board and city council have signed an agreement that will see the two organizations working together on initiatives of mutual interest. The collaboration agreement came out of a meeting last spring between the two parties and on top of formalizing the relationship between the board and council, it establishes a staff working committee comprised of senior staff members from both groups. “It’s the start of good things,” said Jamie Brennan, school board chairman. Areas of mutual interest the agreement mentions include land use planning, environmental protection, economic development, transportation and traffic management, child care and preschool, emergency planning and joint facility planning and use, where appropriate. Brennan envisions opportunities down the road for offering joint services in schools, which saves taxpayers money in the long run. “When When it it’ss shared, we split the costs, costs,” he said. The agreement was approved by the board at Wednesday’s meeting and was expected to be approved by council at Monday night’s meeting. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

Resolution unaffected by conflict complaint

◆ From /1 The environmental assessment on the properties in the corridor will allow the city to request relaxations on the clean-up levels of the properties along the stretch of road which will make it easier for the properties to be redeveloped in the future. A city report says that despite the conflict of interest concern brought forward, the resolution that passed to allow the funding be forwarded to the DNBIA was adopted appropriately because Ruttan’s participation in the vote did not impact the outcome, and there is no evidence he influenced other members of council to vote in favour of the motion. reporter2@nanaimobulletin.com

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PROJECT INCLUDES capital costs of more than $25,000. BY NIOMI PEARSON THE NEWS BULLETIN

Having a window into local government proceedings could one day be as simple as turning on your computer. T he Re gional District of Nanaimo will be deliberating the use of a web streaming service to broadcast, record and archive its board meetings during its 2013 budget discussions. In a report requested by the board in early October, Mike Moody, RDN manager of information services, presented directors with several alternatives, including full and minimal web streaming and broadcasting by Shaw Cable. “By implementing a web streaming solution in 2013, the RDN has the ability to further engage the general public in the processes and issues of local government,” he wrote. “The web streaming process also allows the RDN to record board meetings in video/audio

for future reference and historical purposes.” Full web streaming would involve a capital cost of approximately $25,000 to $30,000 up front for equipment – including five to six cameras, microphones and wiring, as well as annual operating costs of $12,000 to $17,000. It would also require a thirdparty web site hosting the archived meetings for on-demand web streaming. Staff have suggested that proceeding with the web streaming in conjunction with board and committee room audio visual upgrades budgeted for up to $30,000 in the 2012-2016 budget could result in lowered costs for both projects. “Quality of sound, static and feedback, and quality of the projected images and plasma TV image have been major issues as well as difficulty of obtaining replacement parts,” said RDN director of corporate services Joan Harrison, in an e-mail. Once the budget is finalized, the RDN can proceed with a request for proposals, meaning it could be mid-year or early fall before completion of the project, if it goes ahead, Harrison said.

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CounterAttack launches 35th annual campaign B.C. government, police and ICBC marked the 35th anniversary of the CounterAttack program with the launch of the December impaired driving campaign. In 1976, the year before CounterAttack roadchecks started, more than 300 people were killed in impaired related crashes every year in the province. While attitudes towards drinking and driving have changed considerably since then, an average of 113 lives are still lost each year and impaired driving remains the second leading cause of car crash fatalities in B.C. If festivities involve alcohol, arrange for a designated driver or use other safe options to get home safely – call a taxi, take transit or call a sober friend. Another option is Operation Red Nose, a volunteer service in 13 cities across B.C., including Nanaimo, that provides safe rides home for drivers and their passengers. ICBC supports CounterAttack through an education campaign and enhanced police enforcement and also provides materials to businesses, sports facilities and community groups to help prevent impaired driving. For holiday season driving tips and more on the CounterAttack campaign, please visit icbc.com.

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Potential deal reached with support staff Vancouver Island University’s support workers are not planning job action this week and are hopeful that no further job action will be necessary to help them achieve a new collective agreement. Last week, the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1858 shut down the facilities department at VIU for three days and the week before that, classes were cancelled for two days due to the union’s all-campus walkout. But the union and the province

achieved a tentative framework for compensation over the weekend that the union must now take back to the local tables at several post-secondary institutions that are part of this round of bargaining, said Ian McLean, B.C. colleges coordinator for CUPE. “It falls right in line with other public sector improvements that we’ve seen,� he said, adding that further details would not be available until after a deal is ratified by the local tables.

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Nanaimo students will get an extra day and a half off from attending class this year so that the district can discuss new initiatives, strategic planning and other issues with all employees at the same time. The plan is to gather all of the district’s teachers, educational assistants, custodial and clerical staff, school leaders and others together for one full-day in-service workshop Feb. 1 and a half-day session in March. The initiative is designed to put all employees on the same page, as they will receive the same instruction at the same time. After a month-long consultation, trustees approved the initiative at Wednesday’s board meeting. Feedback from parents included a number of concerns and about 41 of the roughly 67 respondents think the initiative is a bad idea for several reasons – not wanting to see reduced instructional time, bad timing for the in-service and the district already has too many professional development days. John Blain, deputy superintendent, acknowledged that adding the in-service in February brings the total number of days off for students that month to four – there are already two professional development days and one statutory holiday in February – but Feb. 1 (a Friday) is supposed to be the start of the second semester for secondary students and the day off school gives students and teachers a better transition into

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semester two. “I think when we weigh what we see as an ability to improve and bring the district together for student learning, that outweighs the cons,” he said, adding that officials plan to review the effectiveness of the in-service days at the end of the year to determine if it is worthwhile. Jamie Brennan, school board chairman, said giving students an extra day and a half off will present challenges for some parents to provide child care, but the district needs to inform employees about new initiatives and get their support. “This is the only way we could do this in a formalized way,” he said. The in-service sessions are in addition to and different from the six professional development days in teacher contracts, which are for teachers to develop skill sets in specific areas of interest as opposed to instruction for all employees in what they need to know to work in the district. Schools will still meet Education Ministry requirements for a minimal number of instructional hours in the school year.

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There are plenty of opportunities for Nanaimo residents to support or take interest in Canada’s efforts overseas, says MP Chris Alexander, parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Defence. Alexander, Canada’s first resident ambassador in Afghanistan, made a visit to the Harbour City Saturday, stopping in at the Vancouver Island Military Museum before addressing the Nanaimo-Alberni Conservative Electoral District Association in Qualicum. “If they continue to take an interest [in Afghanistan] they will find a huge number of opportunities,” he told the Bulletin. “There are great Canadian NGOs [non-governmental organizations], international

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The Insurance Corporation of B.C. reports that on average, 113 people died each year in impaired driving incidents between 2007-11. That is unacceptable. In fact, any number other than zero is unacceptable. Despite efforts from ICBC, the provincial government, police services, the media and organizations such as Operation Red Nose, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers and Rid Roads of Impaired Drivers, FAR TOO drivers remain some many are undeterred and choose to still dying in drink and then get behind alcohol-related the wheel of a motor crashes in the vehicle. It’s not from a lack of province. trying. B.C.’s CounterAttack program is in its 35th year with the December campaign underway. The province’s tougher roadside penalties on drinking and driving are responsible for a drop in alcoholrelated crashes and are estimated to have saved 104 lives since September 2010. Yet, some drivers still operate a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, believing nothing can happen to them or that they won’t get caught. At best, they have a fender-bender with minor property damage. At worst, they kill themselves or an innocent person. Either way, the cost is too high and it’s up to society to put a stop to it. Sadly, there was a time when impaired driving was shrugged off as just one of those things – the antics of a drunk driver laughed at. Thankfully, we’ve come a long way from that. The odds are getting better that if you drink and drive, you will get caught. Use Operation Red Nose, use a taxi, use a bus – in other words, use common sense. Too many people are dying from others making poor decisions. It could be you or it could be someone you love.

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Home decorating fraught with risks

Given a choice between My job includes listening to Halloween and Christmas decofire and ambulance calls on an rations I’ll choose Halloween emergency frequency scanner, because I can scare children with and just about every day of the them – and because I’ve learned week this time of year I’ll hear to fear putting up Christmas some 911 dispatcher sending first lights. responders to a “fall from a ladder.” Last Sunday my wife dragged me out to put the lights up around “You know if I fall off this damn thing I don’t get workers the house. comp,” I say, wonderWhenever we do this I’m reminded another ing how many guys REPORTER’S year slipped by and I’ve have died or been VIEWPOINT forgotten to buy a good left horribly maimed ladder. falling five or six feet Chris Bush I fear heights and ladfrom a ladder. Photographer “If you’re so scared ders. Few things draw I’ll go up there,” she profanity from my says. Heights don’t mouth like the terror of being 20 feet up – OK, bother her. it’s more like 12 feet, “If I don’t like it up maybe six feet at my here, I’m not sending my wife up here,” I feet– a flimsy 40-yearsay, male pride getting old aluminum ladder that wobbles all over the better of common the place when you climb on it. sense. So here I am, on an unstable While I’m up there, I reach into ladder, can’t find stable footing the roof gutter to clear the drain, grab slimy lumps of decay and on the river rock garden in front of the house, wobbling and curstoss them on the lawn. ing, and my wife hands me a “I suppose I’ll be picking that soaking-wet string of plugged-in up later,” wife says. Christmas lights. I’ve been getting a touch of ver“Why do you have the lights tigo the last few months – from some mold allergy, my doctor plugged in?” I ask. “So I can tell which ones aren’t tells me – so when I look back down after staring up for a while, working,” she says. We’ve been through all this the world starts spinning and before and I know further arguI cling to the wobbly ladder for ment is pointless, so I just swear safety and curse some more until some more as the ladder wobbles the spinning subsides. and pray the lights short out The lights are finally strung through the aluminum ladder across the first five feet of gutter. instead of my heart. It takes a while, but the lights

eventually get strung over to the entranceway and across the front of the garage. Then it’s time to hang more lights in the Japanese maple next to the driveway and the magnolia tree out in the lawn. None of these trees make lights appear like they’re hanging on anything remotely like a Christmas tree. With my hands, shoes, lawn and plugged-in light strings soaking wet, I’m fatalistic about actually surviving this ritual. But at least I’m off that damned ladder. By now there are at least 10 strings of lights all plugged in to one power bar. That many strings of incandescent bulbs used to practically melt the outlet, but I thought they had a nicer sparkle and they challenged my wife to seeing how many strings she could connect before blowing a circuit breaker. It was dark when we were done. I’d made it through another one of these sessions without cashing in my life insurance policy and we gazed at her creation. I eyed a space in the lawn where we had a graveyard for Halloween. “It’d be kind of fun to put some Christmas stuff down along there,” I say. “That’d be nice, but that stuff almost never comes on sale before Christmas,” she says. Now I’m praying she doesn’t find those stupid Christmas-light lawn reindeer on sale somewhere. photos@nanaimobulletin.com


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To the Editor, We are in another Christmas season, a time of giving and receiving. Nanaimo and area citizens are a generous lot. We give time, money and energy for our community. We help out those less fortunate. However as Canadians, we have a serious problem on our hands. Or to put it bluntly, our provincial and federal governments have a lot to answer for their inaction on fighting child poverty in our country. Nelson Mandela said, “Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.” Our governments have

been talking about poverty in this country for decades and doing little about it. In 1989 the House of Commons passed an all-party, unanimous resolution promising to wipe out child poverty in Canada by the year 2000. How has that worked out? A United Nations Human Development Report noted that out of 26 developed countries, Canada placed 22nd (12.8 per cent) for the percentage of the population living below the poverty line from 1990 to 2000. Slovakia was best at 2.1 per cent. In a 2007 report of 25 countries, 18 had lower rates of child poverty than Canada. How’s that for a country with the eighth highest GDP per capita?

Pressure needs to be applied to governments.

We need to put pressure on our provincial and federal governments to develop policies to reduce child poverty in Canada. Currently, we have deliberate government policies to not address these issues. Tax monies are diverted to economic development on the assumption that this will increase employment in B.C.

and Canada. We then encourage temporary workers to come into the country to take jobs that should be provided to Canadians who would have been given opportunities for skill development. What is it with us as Canadians? We don’t want to complain and take a stand? Pressure needs to be applied to governments to follow better practices available around the world. Are we going to continue to be nice while governments continue to deliberately maintain poverty in Canada? Demand of the government, your MP and MLA that action be taken. Nelson Allen Nanaimo

Government must be accountable to veterans

To the Editor, It has been said many times over the years by qualified people, that the real government is not the one the people elected, but the invisible ones behind the scenes. How the people effectively deal with this invisible government is a good question. Canada has been cursed with such a government since the First World War, and Canadian veterans are the ones who have had to bear this burden. I am a former member of the Canadian military and know first hand how impossible it is to deal with Veterans Affairs Canada. The Canadian government has a tradition of being a skinflint in dealing with the people who have put their lives in harm’s way to protect this country and its government. It took years for the government to recognize the Hong Kong veterans and the Canadian Merchant Marine from the Second World War. Those are just two examples of the government’s indifference to veterans. We also have the present problem of veterans in financial distress, not being able to get proper medical assistance or being denied a decent funeral. The question for us now is how do we go about making our government accountable to the people who pay for it? P.D. Good Nanaimo

MP’s drug vote shames Canada To the Editor, Bill C398 proposed allowing generic drug manufacturers to legally

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sell much-needed drugs to developing countries that can’t afford brand-name equivalents. This bill would have alleviated enormous suffering and saved the lives of potentially millions of people fighting HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. But quoting vague trade concerns, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative government used its majority to defeat the bill. Experts say the trade argument is specious, and the result is that countless people will suffer and die. The people affected might be far away, they might look different from many of us, but their suffering and deaths are real. They are human, and their suffering will be directly attributable to the actions of these elected MPs. In 2008, there were 1.8 million deaths by HIV, 1.7 million by TB, and malaria kills one million children a year. Generic drugs can cost one-fifth that of brand-name equivalents, which means that five times the people can be treated for the same cost. And Canada was not risking an untested program; Unitaid works with global pharmaceutical companies to distribute generics to 70 countries around the world.

There is something about shared humanity that seems missing here – something called conscience. This bill would not cost Canada anything and even the drug companies that hold these patents had agreed to this bill. With no justifiable reason to withhold support for bill C398, these Conservative MPs have brought great shame to Canada. Nathaniel Poole Victoria

Palestine stance erases objectivity To the Editor, In September Prime Minister Stephen Harper travelled to New York to accept the award of World Statesman of the Year from the Appeal of Conscience Foundation which was founded by New York rabbi Arthur Schneier. John Baird, Canada’s foreign affairs minister, must be positioning himself to win next year’s award. Nothing else adequately explains Baird’s over-thetop condemnation of the United Nation’s lopsided vote to give Palestine the status of a non-member observer state. Harper’s government has aligned itself so closely with Israel that there is no longer any possibility for Canada to act as a

mediator in Middle East affairs. It no longer has any objectivity. Negotiating peace agreements requires imagination and compromise, the very things Harper and Baird abhor. Next time Baird speaks at the United Nations, he might reprise Nikita Khrushchev’s infamous role and bang a shoe on the podium. After all if you are gunning to be World Statesman of the Year, you have to be noticed. Lloyd Atkins Vernon

Support for Israel furthers atrocities To the Editor, I am sickened and ashamed by Canada’s unquestioning support for Israeli aggression against the Palestinians in Gaza. Given the horrible history of oppression suffered by the Jewish people you would expect them to show empathy rather than hatred and more oppression toward a similarly dispossessed population. The refusal by some Israeli soldiers to take part in house demolitions and border harrassment of Palestinians and the growing movement by other Israelis to boycott commercial goods coming from stolen land in Gaza and the West Bank sets a humane example we should follow. Unless Western governments awaken from their myopic, unjustified, proIsraeli bias, further war crimes, violence, death and suffering is inevitable. Liz Fox Lantzville

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Entire point missed behind debate over B.C. smart meters To the Editor, Re: Letters on meters offer strange view, Letters, Nov. 24. We are all missing the point with smart meters. The real issue is the method in which we are charged for a product and service. If you happen to have baseboard heating in your home, you will notice your bill will climb and double in the cold months. Cold weather is B.C. Hydro’s excuse for last year’s high cost of electricity. To curb power abuse, Hydro has a method of adding 30 per cent to the cost of your power if you surpass your Step 1 threshold. Unlike any business on the planet, B.C. Hydro has the monopoly power to charge an additional 30 per cent for a product if you buy too much. It is difficult to explain because it makes absolutely no sense. The mathematics behind hydro billing is morally wrong. Those families who are on the equal payment plan and recently received a huge yearend overage invoice know exactly what I am talking about. And the huge spike in billing is all blamed on a cold winter. But the fact is B.C. Hydro is making 30 per cent more on your baseboard heater because it forces every family into Step 2 of billing. The No. 1 green choice is to use electric heat instead of wood or heating oil. Looking at a year-end $500 plus B.C. Hydro overage invoice forces me to make the choice to heat my house with a more economically friendly but dirty fuel. Fortunately I have the option to burn wood or fire up my dirty old furnace. If Hydro had any competition at all, it would be out of business. It is time to stop fooling around with a billing matrix that is putting families into debt. Matt James Nanaimo

Argument about meters lacks balanced process

To the Editor, Re: Letters on meters offer strange view, Letters, Nov. 24. Keith Skelchley’s analogy is flawed. Jim Smith’s letter is so factual that trying to twist it around makes no sense. Skelchley would like to, for whatever reason, discredit the comparisons Smith makes regarding big business twisted promotions regardless to any adverse affect on the unsuspecting customer. It’s all about money and control. If we were to follow Skelchley’s analogy, it would be like saying don’t worry this man would never rob you. He has only robbed people in Victoria, he has never robbed anyone in Nanaimo. B.C. Hydro would never do this. It is not a tobacco company, it would never mislead you. As far as the media coverage of the smart meters, it is either positively promoted and funded by industry, or shot down by people who have done their own research. Unlike the harmonized sales tax, there is no government funding to provide for both sides of the story to be heard. Should that process be allowed and a referendum taken on the smart meter program, it would not survive. It is difficult to understand given what has transpired in other countries that anyone without a monetary bias would be in favour of this ill-conceived human experiment. Serge Vaillancourt Nanaimo


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The Yellow Point Christmas Spectacular offers a variety of entertainment from Broadway and musical theatre to traditional Christmas songs. The production premieres Thursday (Dec. 6).

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written every year to bring audiences a new experience every holiday season. The show includes tribute acts paying homage to Tom Jones, Neil Diamond and Marilyn Monroe. It lights up with musical flare during small vignettes of Singing in the Rain and Les MisĂŠrables and also includes traditional Christmas favourites such as White Christmas. The show features performers from across Canada and one from New

York. Planning for the spectacular event starts in April, and music arranger James Mark arranged 52 pieces this year. “It’s all pretty random,â€? Katy Bowen-Roberts, producer and director of the show, said about the variety of entertainment. Singing in the Rain has three songs from the musical stuffed into one single performance and Les MisĂŠrables has six songs Mark turned into a medley. “For my family it is really

a bonding experience,� said Bowen-Roberts. She said speaking to audience members and learning about their experience of the show is something she enjoys, adding for some people the show marks the fact that the season has begun for some people. “At the end of the show you see the smiles and people humming the tunes when they are leaving,� she said. “It’s become a tradition for family and friends and

everyone knows it’s a new show (every year),� said Bowen-Roberts. “It’s wonderful for all ages – kids, parents, grandparents – everyone enjoys it. Cedar hall is transformed into a Christmas wonderland,� said Bowen-Roberts. The Yellow Point Christmas Spectacular has been a holiday favourite of families for six years. The show runs from Thursday (Dec. 6) to Dec. 22. There are 20 performances slated for the Cedar Community Hall this

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Divas don Christmas tassels BY RACHEL STERN THE NEWS BULLETIN

YOUR WEEKLY HOROSCOPE:

UP TO DEC. 10TH, 2012 ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

Aries

Aries, avoid taking on more than you can handle at work and home this week. When tackling tasks, don’t be afraid to ask for and accept help.

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Libra, career developments have you riding high and you’re anxious to share your news with the world. This enthusiasm can be a good catalyst for change with others.

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Family and romantic endeavors may have been put aside while work issues have been at the forefront, Taurus. It is time to shift priorities.

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Scorpio, success may not come easy with a project you’re working on. But rest easy and take solace knowing you have tried things outside of your comfort zone.

Scorpio

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2010 and had its first show in October of that year. Blaze originally started as a stage manager for a different burlesque troupe, but soon discovered she wanted to be in the spotlight instead of backstage. The Diva Dolls present their show Tinsel, Tassels and Tease Saturday (Dec. 8) at the Queen’s starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance at the Diva Doll Boutique, the Queen’s or $20 at the door.

Sagittarius, avoid confrontations at all costs, as this week you will not come out victorious. Keep a low profile and don’t ruffle any feathers. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

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The Diva Dolls are hanging the Christmas tinsel early this year with a burlesque show at the Queen’s Saturday night. “It’s going to be a lot of fun,” said Brandi Blaze, troupe founder and performer. The show features three burlesque dancers, stand-up comedian Dirty Gerty and emcee Mistress of Metal. It will also feature door prizes and a

holiday photo shoot by Love Always. It’s the troupe’s first Christmas show, although they have hosted other shows. “I’m excited,” said Blaze, adding audience members will be invited to participate. It features Christmas songs like Santa Baby, Run Rudolph Run and a performance by Blaze to the Grinch song. “It’s going to be comical,” she said. The troupe formed in July

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THEATRE LEGALLY BLONDE VIU theatre. Friday (Dec. 7) 7:30 p.m. Matinee Saturday (Dec. 8) 2 p.m. Tickets $10 available at Headliners or call 250-753-2323. THE LITTLE MERMAID VIU theatre Saturday (Dec. 8) 7:30 p.m. Matinee Sunday (Dec. 9) 2 p.m. Tickets $10 available at Headliners or call 250-753-2323.

CHRISTMAS MARKET Green Thumb Garden Centre Saturday (Dec. 8) 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 250-758-0944. RUDOLPH THE RED Nosed Reindeer, by Radio After Dark. Fibber Magees Sunday (Dec. 9) 7 p.m. Tickets $15 available at Fibber Magees or call 250-591-0650.

EVENTS MAS spectacular Dec. 6-22 at Cedar Community Hall. Performances at 7 p.m. and 3 p.m. on select dates. Call 250-754-8550. Tickets $33 adults/$26 students/$29 groups, www.yellowpointchrist masspectacular.ca. MILES OLSON book launch Unlearn, Rewild: Earth Skills, Ideas and Inspiration for the Future Primitive Thursday (Dec. 6) 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Nanaimo Harbourfront Library. OPEN MIC Comedy Night at the Courts Pub Fri-

Brady Calancie, Hazen Sage and Mark Crissinger at the Dinghy Dock Pub Wednesday (Dec. 5) 7 p.m. Tickets $20 at the pub or www.ticketzone.com. EVENING WITH THE RAT PACK at the Nanaimo Port Theatre Thursday (Dec. 6) 7:30 p.m. Tickets $39.75. Call 250-754-8550. DAVID JAMES and Big River play the Queen's 8 p.m. Friday (Dec. 7). $20/$15 students or $25 at the door. THE FRASER TRIO play Acme Food Co. Friday (Dec. 7). ALLISON CROWE Tidings Concert with special guests. Saturday

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HAZEN SAGE performs at the Courts Saturday (Dec. 8).

HAZEN SAGE plays the Courts Pub Saturday (Dec. 8).

VICIOUS FISH plays at the Well Pub Saturday (Dec. 8).

CAROLE KING and James Taylor tribute at the Queen's Sunday (Dec. 9). Tickets $20 advance/$25 at door.

ISLAND BEL CANTO Singers: On the First Day of Christmas. Saturday (Dec. 8) 2:30 p.m. at Departure Bay Baptist Church. Sunday (Dec. 9) 7:30 p.m. at Nanaimo Ecumenical Centre. Tickets $15 available at Fas-

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DANCE BRIGADOON DANCE Christmas Eve in Scotland and Ireland. Sunday (Dec. 9) 2:30 p.m. at Port Theatre. Tickets $20 adult/$15 students/$10 children five and under. Call 250-754-8550.

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David Clovis Gagnon July 30, 1953 ~ November 25, 2012 David passed away, peacefully, at NRGH with family by his side. He was a kind, considerate and caring man that would help many a friend and family. He loved walking the property, farming and helping Dad with many projects. David is survived by his mother, Isabella; his siblings: Roger, Therese, Francis, Paul, Tim, Judy, Chris, Michelle, their spouses and many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the staff of Nanaimo Regional General Hospital ICU and Palliative Care, who took excellent care of David during his short stay. A Memorial Service will be held at Telford’s Funeral Home, 595 Townsite Rd on December 15, 2012 at 2pm. All friends and family welcome. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to Loaves and Fishes, in David’s name.

WILKINSON, Raymond Passed away November 25, 2012. He was predeceased by his parents Evelyn and Henry Wilkinson and his aunt Lorraine Bonar. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Annie; his sons Larry, Arnie and Murray (Ruth); daughter Sharon; nine grandchildren; brothers Hank (Doreen) Wilkinson and Gordon (Anne) Wilkinson; sister-in-law Fran Mullaly and family; nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. At Ray’s request there will be no service, but his family will have a Celebration of Life in the spring. A special thanks to VIHA for the wonderful support and also the First Response and Ambulance services. Condolences may be offered at telfordn@shaw.ca Telford’s of Nanaimo 250-591-6644

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MASONRY & BRICKWORK AAA Stone Masonry, 38yrs. Walls/ Pillars/ Slate/ Chimney Repair. Rick 1 (250)247-7666

MOVING & STORAGE 2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)753-6633.

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HOUSES FOR SALE

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

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39’ 2004 TRAVEL Trailer, park model, “Terry modelâ€? 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. 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. BRAND NEW Kitchenaide stainless steel 8 piece cookware pots. $180 (ďŹ rm). New cost was $399. (250)729-9978 Cedar split rails 8 & 10ft. $1.00 per ft. Firewood bundles $5.00. Exercise bike like new. $200. Antique piano $500 Cross bow $100. 250-9412764 CHILLSPOT IS The Coolest Dog Bed-A new and innovative, thermodynamically cooled dog bed, that enhances the cool tile surfaces our pets rely on during the warm weather months. www.chillspot.biz FULL GOLF Membership at Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club, $1500 obo. Please call 250-751-2228. GOODYEAR ULTRA Grip (snow tires), 175/70R13, like new, used 1 season only. Asking $240 obo for all 4. Call (250)738-1190. MINTON CHINA- set of 8 “Laurentian pinkâ€?, mint condition. $995 obo. King’s plate silverware “Mayowerâ€?, set of 12. (250)723-8215 leave msg.

Interior ~ Exterior FREE ESTIMATES. (250) 667-1189

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

WINDOWS

40 years Experience

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

250-753-4208 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE UNDER $400 40� SONY LCD- includes 2 Shaw HD cable boxes, good cond. $400. 250-729-3844.

FREE ITEMS PARTICLE BOARDS, lots of them, you pick up. Call (250)753-1075.

FRIENDLY FRANK 20YRDS DRAPERY material, new, $40. Medalta Crock, $15; boxed set religious book, $20. 1 (250)753-9363

CAPTAIN’S BED- 3 drawers natural solid wood, light color, $99. Call (250)933-3290. CHRISTMAS TREE, 7.5’, pre lit (clear) Grand Noble, slim line, new, needs stand. $99 obo. (250)758-9447. LADY’S WHITE Down-ďŹ lled jacket with fur trimmed hood, size XL. $99. (250)754-7817. LARGE COLEUS plant in pot, $3. Small typewriter in case, $20. (250)753-1075. LEATHER COMPUTER case, used once. Paid $50; asking $25. Sewing machine desk w/3drawers, includes chair; exc cond. $35. (250)753-4130 NEC COMPUTER, Desk top, $45. obo. 3 brass lamps $25. (250)591-4731, (250)740-2783 NEW LIGHTWEIGHT, kidneyshaped computer desk, $45 ďŹ rm. 1 (250)591-5510

“Perfect Gift for Animal Loversâ€? Fine Spanish Lladro &Nao Figurines. Priced below appraised value $95 - $250. Proceeds to Qualicum Cat Rescue. Call 250-248-6867 PERFECT SET of 15â€? XL winter tires on aluminum rims, used last winter for only 150 km. Bought $650. Selling $350. - ďŹ ts Taurus or similar (sold car, kept spare wheels). Call (250)753-0014. PIANO- HEINTZMAN upright, good condition, $700 obo. Call (250)752-4400. SNOW TIRES, P215/60R15, steel belted radials, used one season only (Dec & Jan). As new. (250)748-4658

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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.

3 SEATER hide-a-bed, $175, 3 seat sofa, $99, 2 rocking chairs and 1 Tub chair (offers), dresser w/ 2 large mirrors, $25, kitchen table (2 chairs $25). By appt only. (250)7402783 (250)755-2026 (Fri, Sat & Sun) 10am-2pm.

A-ONE PAINTING and Wallpapering. Serving Nanaimo for 28 years . Senior Discount. Free estimates. 250-741-0451 JDH PAINTING & Decorating Ltd. Interior & Exterior Painting Drywall & texture.................. Fire & Flood Restoration..... For a free Estimate call Jason 250-797-5067.................... jdhpainting@telus.net



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BRAND NEW, 417 Bruce Ave, Nanaimo, under 10yr warranty. 3bdrms +den up; 2bdrm legal suite down. Lndry both levels. $380,000. (250)751-5114

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

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.

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.

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

7 yr old 3 bdrm, 3 bath + 600 sq.ft bonus area over dbl garage on 2 acres in Royston. Lg covered south facing decks, heat pump. 250-335-1259

MID 70’s dbl wide on .28 acre, in Mill Bay. 2-bdrm w/den. 2 baths. Good cond. Propane stove & dryer, newer roof $205,000. Call (250)746-9658.

CENTRAL NANAIMO. 2 bdrm, 1 bath, level entry, ďŹ replace, greenspace, pet on approval. Many updates, low strata fees in small complex. Asking $153,900. Please call (250)753-8141 or visit: www.strata954.ca

OTHER AREAS 20 ACRES FREE! Buy 40-Get 60 acres. $0-Down, $168/mo. Money Back Guarantee. NO CREDIT CHECKS. Beautiful Views. Roads/Surveyed. Neaer El Paso, Texas. Call 1800-843-7537. www.sunsetranches.com

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

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

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

EVERGREEN PLACE mobile home, $49,900, 800sf, complete reno in & out, small pet ok. (250)710-8985 or email MOBILE- 2130 Errington Rd, 3 bdrms, 2 bath, own land, $80mo/strata, totally reno’d. May take back mortgage, $170,000. 250-738-0221.

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

231-99 Chapel St- Bachelor, $595. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 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

#304 - 4720 UPLANDS- 1 bdrm, $700. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 3-1691 & 3-1695 Boundary Ave- 2 bdrms, $695. Call Ardent Properties, (250)7530881. www.ardentproperties.com #3-1695 BOUNDARY Ave- 2 bdrms, $695. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 412 BRUCE Ave- 1 & 2 bdrms, $625 & $750. Call Ardent Properties, (250)7530881. www.ardentproperties.com #4-1360 GRAHAM Cres- 1 bdrm, $725. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

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

HOUSES FOR SALE

STONE MANOR Brand new Rancher! Open house every Sat & Sun noon-4pm. 5942 Tower Place, Duncan. No Strata, open concept, no steps, 3-bdrm, 2-bath. 1406 sq.ft., 4 SS appl’s., fully landscaped, dbl garage. Only $365,000. inclds hst. BEST VALUE! Gord 250-710-1947

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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HOMES WANTED

COLLEGE/BOWEN PARKClean 1 bdrm suite in 4-plex, F/S, private entrance, heat included, $650. NS/NP. References. Call 250-753-7363. NANAIMO (DIVER Lake) recently reno’d lower 2bdrm duplex, W/D, close to bus, 1000sqft, lrg yrd. $850 + utils. N/S, 1 cat ok. 250-751-1809. RUTHERFORD AREA- beautiful sxs Duplex, 3 bdrms, 2 bath, F/S, D/W, F/P, garage, W/D hookup, big fenced yard, mountain views, NP/NS. Dec or Jan 1. $1075 mo. Call 250741-1383, 1-250-727-5687. STEVENSON PT. Rd. upper Duplex, ocean view, tranquil setting, $1000 mo + utils. Avail Dec. 1. Call (250)751-8787.

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MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

LADYSMITH 55+ Building, 385 Davis Rd. Ocean & harbour views 2 Bdrm suite. 250-246-5688

HAWTHORNE CORNER- upscale boutique style townhouse living, new, 6 appls, walk to VIU, on bus route, $950 mo and up + utils. Call 250-713-1025. 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.

HOSPITAL AREA 1 Bdrm, FREE Heat & H/W. Adult building, wheelchair access, security cameras. New carpet, windows and paint. From $675 plus mo. Call 250-753-6656. LUXURIOUS 2BDRM condo in downtown Nanaimo. 5 appli’s, free WiFi. Hardwood. Fabulous building. N/S, N/P. $900. 1 (250)754-2207

DUNCAN, 55+ park, no pets. 2 bdrm, single wide, large deck, heat pump, woodstove, landscaped yard, 4 appl’s. $29,900. (250)748-2863

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SPA BOUND Pools & Spas: Hot Tub Rentals. Call (250)585-0077

HOMES FOR RENT 1624 BLACKSTONE Way- 3 bdrms, 2 bath, $1400. Call Ardent Properties, (250)7530881. www.ardentproperties.com 3-BDRM SPLIT level, West Nanaimo. Country setting, close to town. Large 2-car garage with shop area. New kitchen & appls. Self-contained sub-letable 1-bdrm suite. Apply now and receive 1/2 mo. rent free. NP/NS. Refs. $1650. 250-716-6811 or 250-2454546, 250-753-4749. CEDAR AREA: 5 bdrm, 2200 sqft. 2 full baths, rec room, concrete seller for canning, large laundry. OfďŹ ce area with own entry. Private gated yard. Long term tenant preferred. Ref’s req’d. $1325 incld’s water. Call Jamie 604-789-8242.

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Lantzville Estate Sale: below assessed value. 4bdrm, lvl entry, walkout bsmnt, panoramic view, waterfront beach access, suite potential, ample parking on 3/4 acre. 7 mins from Woodgrove. $550,000. 250713-2270, 250-585-2620.

BRAND NEW 3-bdrm, 1.5 bath home. Gorgeous kitchen, garage. $1200. (250)710-1947

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TWIN BED w/frame, new condition, $95. (250)758-6741.

FURNITURE

PAINTING

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FUEL/FIREWOOD

APARTMENTS FURNISHED C. NANAIMO. Brand new furnished townhome (mint), in unit laundry, fenced yard, patio w/ bbq, N/S. Ref’s, $1200 mo, avail Dec. 1, 250-741-4422.

4 SILVER wine glasses, never used, $10ea; 5-gal glass aquarium, includes air pump, water conditioner & ďŹ lter, $35. 1 (250)390-2937 6 DOZEN wine bottles, clean and lables removed, $5 dozen. Fold down wagon, like new, $45. Call (250)758-2786.

RENTALS

NANAIMO- 1 BDRM- $650+ utils + $325 deposit. Security system in bldg (250)701-3605. NANAIMO DOWNTOWN 3 bdrm,1.5 bath, on-site laundry. NS/NP. $900. 250-754-1547.

NORTH NANAIMO: Immaculate 3 bdrm, 3 bath, 5 appl’s. $1450. Ron (250)741-4422 VIU AREA, 4 bdrms, 2baths up & down, sep entrances. W/D, N/S. $550/room, incls utils. Ref’s. (250)754-9774

OFFICE/RETAIL WANT TO GET NOTICED? Prime retail/ofďŹ ce space for rent in highly visible historical building on corner of First and Roberts in Ladysmith. 1,687 sq ft. 2 bathrooms, small kitchen, new ooring, A/C

Call 250-245-2277

ROOMS FOR RENT SINGLE & DBLE units; some w/kitchenettes. Pets ok. New monthly rates starting at $650; wkly starting at $290; 10% off 1st month. 250-754-2328

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. $475. 250-751-2454. NANAIMO, CENTRAL- share top oor w/ mature professional, spacious, ocean views, lrg deck. $525 mo inclds utils. NS/NP. Call (250)751-8906.


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BOATS

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931 SPRING Place- 1 bdrm, $652 inclds hydro. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

HAMMOND BAY area- new, level entry large 1 bdrm suite, own entry. NP/NS. Laundry & hydro included. Available Jan 1. $700/mo. 250-729-0313.

‘06 Chrysler Sebring Touring Sedan. Just inspected; passed all categories. Ready for winter on the Malahat. 2.7L V6, power windows/locks, sunroof, fog lamps, A/C, snow tires all around on the original alloy wheels, Satin jade colour 173,000 km. $5500 (250) 7151236

NANAIMO- 1 BDRM Suite, self-contained. $650./mo inclds utils. 250-716-6811 or 250-245-4546, 250-753-4749. NEAR CHASE RIVER. New 2 bdrm, NS/NP. $875. utils incld. Avail Now. 250-714-0704 or 250-751-3930. N. NANAIMO, spacious 2 bdrm grd level legal suite, furn’d or unfurn’d, close to all amens, $1100 mo incls all utils & laundry, N/S. Avail Dec. 1. Call 250-390-2081.

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.

‘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

2000 BUICK Regal LS 3800, Silver, V6, Auto, loaded, almost new tires, Very clean. $2,500 obo. 1-250-751-0645

1994 34’-MOTORHOME, 454 gas engine, 110 volt generator, new coffee maker & microwave. Ready to travel. Must see! $10,950. (250)753-0046

2001 PONTIAC SUNFIRE: 4/Door. standard. Great on gas. Lots of extras. 2nd owner. $2800 obo. 250-618-3147

2003 MONTE Carlo SS, P/B, P/S, Sun roof, Low Mileage: 77,000 kms. New tires, $7500.00 Call 250-757-8907

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

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2003 Rexair CLASS A, 29 ft motor home. Bright, cheery and in excellent condition. Low mileage. Must be seen to be appreciated. Garage kept. $44,900. N/P, N/S. Phone (250) 746-7808 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 POP-UP JAYCO Camper, First $1,000 takes. Phone 250748-2248 evenings.

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

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

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N. NANAIMO, brand new home, 3 bdrms upper, 2 baths, lrg open concept, stainless appls, W/D, deck & patio, garage, $1450 mo. 250-713-1025

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359 APPLEWOOD Crescent3 bdrm, 2 bath, $1095. Call Ardent Properties, (250)7530881. www.ardentproperties.com

17-444 BRUCE Ave- 3 bdrms, 2 bath, $850. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

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

1981 23’ Corsair Motor home A/C, heater + forced air, 2500 Honda generator, furnace, full kitchen/bath. $6,999. For more details. (250)724-6558.

SUITES, UPPER

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.

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

1999 PONTIAC Grand Am SE, silver, 98,561km, $1000 as is. (similar to photo shown) 250-753-5945

UNIVERSITY AREA, 1 bdrm fully furn’d, all inclusive, sep prkg/ent, all utils & cable incl’d, $800,avail now. 250-667-1045 UNIVERSITY AREA, off College Dr., 1 bdrm suite, all appls, incls heat & hyrdro, N/S, N/P, $680. 250-753-5716

WINTER SPECIAL! 1999 Mazda Miata Convert with hardtop. SE model, black ext. tan leather, 123,000k, 5spd manual, all power, cruise, Bose audio, alarm system, regular service, exc. cond. $9,000obo. 250-729-4948

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

RUTHERFORD- BRIGHT, 1 bdrm, separate entry, shared laundry. NS/NP. $725/mo. All utils included. Refs. Available Jan 1. Call 250-758-3233. S. NANAIMO 2-bdrm lower suite. N/P, N/S, non-partiers. Heat, hydro, F/S incl’d. $950./mo. Ref’s. Avail Dec. 1st (250)591-6916, (250)816-0085

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

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

QUARTERWAY: 2BDRM, 2bath, level entry, W/D, F/S, $850. N/P, N/S. 250-753-0046 RUTHERFORD- 2 bdrm suite, own entrance/ W/D, parking, NS/NP. $875 inclds utils. Call 250-758-7686.

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1091 SILVER Mountain Drive1 bdrm, $695 inclds hydro. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

DOCKSIDE WAY- spacious 2 bdrm walkout suite, 5 appls, quiet tenants, gas F/P. NS/NP, $950 heat & electricity incld. Avail Dec 1. 250-667-1032.

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The Nanaimo Clippers made moves last week in an effort to better set themselves up for the Western Canada Cup. The city’s B.C. Hockey League junior A club made a major announcement Friday, adding Hadi Abassi to the ownership group. Abassi, a prominent Nanaimo businessman, also owns the Vancouver Island Raiders junior football team, the Nanaimo Timber men senior A lacrosse team and the Timbermen junior A lacrosse team. With the Clippers, he joins an ownership group already consisting of Ken Wagner, Bill Gallacher, Kelly Hrudey, Paul Colborne and David Moir. Abassi’s percentage stake in ownership wasn’t revealed, but it’s believed he is a minority partner. Wagner said the club wished to increase its local representation. “He’s here to help us with this WCC because he understands the value of this tournament,” Wagner said. “He’s a pretty passionate guy about the community.” Abassi told the Bulletin he is excited about getting involved in this coming spring’s championship hockey tournament. Creating a link between the Clippers, Raiders and Timbermen might also benefit all involved; for example, football and lacrosse tickets could become available at the hockey club’s office at Beban Park.

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Nanaimo Clippers defenceman Chris Newton, front, checks a Powell River Kings opponent along the boards during Saturday night’s B.C. Hockey League game at Frank Crane Arena. The visitors went on to win 4-3.

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The Nanaimo Clippers weren’t at full strength, and weren’t able to earn any points on the weekend. The city’s B.C. Hockey League team lost 6-1 to the Victoria Grizzlies on Friday down the Malahat, then fell 4-3 to the Powell River Kings the next night at Frank Crane Arena. “We were dealing with quite a bit of adversity throughout the week with the club, healthwise,” said Mike Vandekamp, Clippers coach. The matchup with the firstplaced Grizz was 1-1 after one period, but the home team scored four times in the second period. Victoria finished 4-for-6 on the power play. “We took too many penalties,” said Vandekamp. “We didn’t kill the penalties, I guess, was probably the biggest problem.” Kyle Kramer scored on the PP for Nanaimo, while Victoria’s Gerry Fitzgerald scored a hat trick against his former team. Jayson Argue suffered the loss in goal as his team was outshot 42-22. The next night, Nanaimo’s effort and focus were much better, said Vandekamp. “Unfortunately you feel like you played well enough to win and still didn’t. That will happen sometimes,” he said. Kramer, Reid Sturos and Josh Bryan scored for the Clippers and Argue was tagged with the loss as Nanaimo outshot Powell River 27-21. GAME ON … The Clips have just one game this coming weekend, at home Sunday (Dec. 9) against the Surrey Eagles. Faceoff is at 3 p.m.

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Karate athletes win provincial medals Nanaimo’s Shima Karate School rose to the challenge of a championship competition. The club brought 32 qualifiers to Karate B.C. championships last weekend at the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Burnaby, and the contingent combined for 37 medals. Leading the way was Hannah Darmadi, who won gold medals in forms, team forms and long weapons forms and also earned a bronze in sparring. Bernadette Alvarez won a gold and silver in forms and two bronze medals in sparring and her results qualify her onto Team B.C.

Results from provincials include: Seven-and-under boys - Simon Francis, third, sparring. 10-11-year-old girls - Hannah Darmadi, first, intermediate forms; third, intermediate sparring; Amelia Cooper, second, intermediate forms. 10-11-year-old boys - Liam Surry, second, intermediate forms. 10-13-year-old boys - Corin Cooper, first, team forms; Trenton Harper, third, team forms. 10-13-year-old girls - Hannah Darmadi, first, long weapons forms, first, team forms; Amelia Cooper, first, team forms; Samantha Wolff, third, team forms; Olivia Vallee, third, team forms.

12-13-year-old boys - Joshua Colonna, second, advanced sparring, third, advanced forms; James Winter, third, advanced forms, third, advanced sparring; Levi Thomas, third, advanced sparring; Zahnil Lal, third, advanced sparring; Ben Loyst, third, intermediate forms. 12-13-year-old girls - Christina Craig, third, intermediate forms. 14-15-year-old boys - Matthew Landry, first, intermediate sparring, second, intermediate forms. 16-17-year-old girls - Bernadette Alvarez, second, advanced forms, third, advanced sparring; Leticia Lethbridge, second, intermediate forms, second, intermediate sparring.

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HEADLAMPS Pe P erfect e for your nighttime walks.

BLADE INSERTS

OREGON MUDDER BOOTS

ALBERNI OUTPOST

from $6.84

NANAIMO HONDA

$119.95

GOLF WEST

16 AUSTRALIAN

17 RUDRAKSHA BEAD MALAS R

“EMU” LINE

& JEWELRY B Brand new shipment of beautiful mala beads & bracelets to share m with you. For those seeking a calmer mind, body & spirit.

OMTOWN YOGA

18 CAL HEAT 4 person sauna. $1,999

Detail Special

If you want the Best then bring your vehicle to us.

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100% Pure Merino wool. Priced from $59 basics to $169 sweaters.

SARTORIAL BOUTIQUE

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21 TILLEY HATS

22 WRITING DESK

OIL & FILTER CHANGE from $42.88

NANAIMO HONDA

A Canadian Tradition.

ALBERNI OUTPOST

Heirloom Mission style.

WESTCOAST SOLID WOOD FURNISHINGS

Spa/Relaxation VIP Gift Package - One Tan Session - One Beauty Angel Red Light Collagen Therapy session - One Infrared Sauna session - One tanning lotion sample - Free waterbottle

All this for only

$29!!

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23 BRAS

24 ADIRONDACK CHAIRS

From $12.99 and up.

Variety of colours. Christmas Special $249.99 (in stock only).

DIVA DOLLS

THE SOAKHOUSE

25 SPA GIFT PACKAGE SPANISH SOL

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EUROPEAN TREATS Stocking stuffers!

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christmas IN NANAIMO Horse and Trolley Rides

By donation

Saturday, December 8th, 15th and 22nd 12 pm to 4 pm Pick up at Wesley St and at 100 Museum Way

Old Fashioned Family Christmas

Christmas Downtown

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S t d Saturday, Saturday December D b 15th 12 pm to 4 pm The Nanaimo Museum 100 Museum Way

Light Up a Life in the Old City Quarter

Fridays in December Santa’s Workshop from 2 pm to 6 pm Santa Visits from 3 pm to 5 pm Santa’s Workshop from 11 am to 5 pm S ta Visits Sant Vi it from f 12 pm to t 4 pm

November 24 to December 21 Bring a gift item for Haven House or gently used towels or blankets for the SPCA and enter to win a beautiful gift basket from the merchants of the Old City Quarter

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Santa’s Workshop from 12 pm to 4 pm Santa Visits from 1 pm to 3 pm

Saturday, December 8th at 7 pm St. Andrew’s Church, Wesley Street

Saturdays in December

(Tickets at Lobelia’s Lair)

“Cocoa & Sweet Treats� with Allison Crowe Musical Fun at Heritage Mews Wednesday, December 5 at 5 pm Community Sing Sing-A-Long A at Real Food in the Heritag ge Mews

For more information visit www.dnbia.ca

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BUY ANY PRODUCT WORTH $25

AND GET YOUR NEXT SERVICE LESS 50%

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Patina Home Christmas at Patina Home - something for everyone

WHAT WE OFFER

Feature Gallery, Interactive Displays, Christmas Events, Specialty Gift Shop Featuring a wide selection of unique and local gifts for every person on your list - Books, jewellery, glassware, toys, carvings and more!

cash donation to the

Yoga classes Gift certificates Yoga props Natural & organic body care products Clothing Jewelry

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Yoga

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Water based, eco-friendly, extremely low VOCs, virtually no odor! Use on furniture, kitchen, cabinets, exterior surfaces, metal or glass. Turn those thrift store ďŹ nds or furniture castoffs into masterpieces! Why not attend one of our hands-on workshops to learn more about what’s possible with this amazing mineral based paint. Several workshops held each month. Call for dates or e-mail.

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FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE

Instead of trying to find We have Many options available to suit a driver for the evening all your needs: or trying to arrange for -If you don't have dinner plans; You can have a a taxi, why not use our FREE private party at The Queens and take full advantage of our Chinese Buffet, Shuttle Bus. Take advantage then stay and dance the night away of our fantastic service. Our bus with one of our bands. is capable of seating up 15 people. -If you already have dinner plans; We can arrange to have our party bus come and pick up your group and drop them off at The Queens.

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99 Commercial Street, Downtown Nanaimo Casual European living with slip-covered sofas and chairs by Four Seasons, French table linens, tea towels and dishes. Hand painted vintage furniture, French and Italian soaps. Retailer of Chalk Paint™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan.

Christmas packages excluded #1-77 Victoria Cresent | www.truspainstitute.com | 250-754-8637

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Archie Johnstone Plumbing & Heating LTD is Growing! To better serve Vancouver Island we need more ofďŹ ce space. As a result, on November 23, 2012 we will be closing our retail store. We will continue to be there to service our customers’ plumbing, HVAC, ďŹ re protection, and refrigeration, residential and commercial requirements. 58 years building your community and growing strong. Thank you for your continued support.

HEAD OFFICE: (250) 754-2232 Fax: (250) 754-2811

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christmas IN NANAIMO

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and 22nd m to 4 pm St and at eum Way

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Light Up a Life in the Old City Quarter

Fridays in December Santa’s Workshop from 2 pm to 6 pm Santa Visits from 3 pm to 5 pm Santa’s Workshop from 11 am to 5 pm S ta Visits Sant Vi it from f 12 pm to t 4 pm

November 24 to December 21 Bring a gift item for Haven House or gently used towels or blankets for the SPCA and enter to win a beautiful gift basket from the merchants of the Old City Quarter

Sundays in December

Allison Crowe Crowe’ss Nanaimo Tidings g

Santa’s Workshop from 12 pm to 4 pm Santa Visits from 1 pm to 3 pm

Saturday, December 8th at 7 pm St. Andrew’s Church, Wesley Street

Saturdays in December

(Tickets at Lobelia’s Lair)

“Cocoa & Sweet Treats” with Allison Crowe Musical Fun at Heritage Mews Wednesday, December 5 at 5 pm Community Sing Sing-A-Long A at Real Food in the Heritag ge Mews

For more information visit www.dnbia.ca

Presents...

Tinsel, Tassels and Tease! Dec. 8th 2012 8 pm at the Queens 34 Victoria Cres. $15 in advance $20 at the door

BUY ANY PRODUCT WORTH $25

AND GET YOUR NEXT SERVICE LESS 50%

250-713-1120 250-754-6751

Christmas packages excluded #1-77 Victoria Cresent | www.truspainstitute.com | 250-754-8637

WHERE THE HOLIDAYS TAKE CENTER STAGE! WHAT WE OFFER

FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE

Instead of trying to find We have Many options available to suit a driver for the evening all your needs: or trying to arrange for -If you don't have dinner plans; You can have a a taxi, why not use our FREE private party at The Queens and take full advantage of our Chinese Buffet, Shuttle Bus. Take advantage then stay and dance the night away of our fantastic service. Our bus with one of our bands. is capable of seating up 15 people. -If you already have dinner plans; We can arrange to have our party bus come and pick up your group and drop them off at The Queens.

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Archie Johnstone Plumbing & Heating LTD is Growing! To better serve Vancouver Island we need more office space. As a result, on November 23, 2012 we will be closing our retail store. We will continue to be there to service our customers’ plumbing, HVAC, fire protection, and refrigeration, residential and commercial requirements. 58 years building your community and growing strong. Thank you for your continued support.

HEAD OFFICE: (250) 754-2232 Fax: (250) 754-2811

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BEVERAGEWARE, SERVEWARE & TABLEWARE Virtually unbreakable.

THE SOAKHOUSE

TO SHOP IN NANAIMO

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28 SHERPA HANDKNITTED TOQUES

WOODEN GIFT BOX ST. JEAN’S

Tons of styles to choose from.

ALBERNI OUTPOST

30 COMPLETE WASH & VAC

32 ENTRY BENCHES

31 ARTISAN CHEESE

Car or truck. Includes windows. $16.95

30 to 48” long in oak or maple.

Quebec, local, organic & raw milk varieties.

TOUCH ABOVE

WESTCOAST SOLID WOOD FURNISHINGS

DANFORTH DELI & GRILL

Nanaimo Marine Centre

She wanted the perfect dining room suite for the perfect Christmas dinner. She wanted solid wood in either maple or oak.

Your VI Cruising Outfitter

She wanted to seat at least 12 people.

Nanaimo’s Comprehensive Marine Centre Equipment Sales, Yacht Repair & Service

Free Gifts With Purchase! Receive a FREE Gill Harness Rescue Tool w/case (style MT005) when you purchase $175 CN or more of Gill merchandise, a $19.95 CN retail value!

SAVE UPUp TO Save $500! To o $500!

Receive both a FREE Harness Rescue Tool and a 5 liter Dry Bag (style L055) when you purchase $350 CN or more of Gill merchandise, a $59.95 CN total retail value! Promotion Period Nov. 15 - Dec. 24, 2012

Knowledgeable Staff With Extensive Cruising Experience

See your Gill retailer or visit gillna.com for details

She found it.

Handcrafted in B.C.

Family owned and operated in Nanaimo for over 20 years Find us on the south end of Metral Drive in the Remax Centre 250-756-7707 westcoastfurnishings.ca

• • • •

Water Makers H/O Marine Alternators Wind Generators Life Rafts

• • • •

Parachute Anchors/Drogues g Diesel Engines g & Generators Outboards/Inflatables Boat Electronics

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HANDPAINTED PINK LAMUZI CLUTCH & WHITE LEATHER BELT

34 0.99%

By artist Be Unik. Clutch $90. Belt $40. Great for offshore and coastal sailing. $243.07. Regular $369.18.

NANAIMO ART GALLERY

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NANAIMO MARINE CENTRE

FRENCH RUSTED METAL CROWN CANDLE HOLDER

$45.00 Subject to inspection. $375.

PATINA HOME TOUCH ABOVE

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$1,000

HONDA DOLLARS

lease or finance

for up to 36 months

Starting from $16,485

Civic

MSRP** includes freight and PDI

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MSRP** includes freight and PDI

CR-V Touring RM4H9CKN(S)

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#Limited time finance offer based on all new Civic and CR-V models available only through Honda Canada Finance Inc. O.A.C. Finance example based on a new 2012 Civic 4D LX 5MT model FB2E4CEX and a 36 month finance term available only through Honda Canada Finance Inc. O.A.C.: $19,235 at 0.99% per annum equals $471.48 per month for 36 months. Freight and PDI of $1,495 included. Cost of borrowing is $256.58, for a total obligation of $16,973.28. Down payment of $5,000, first monthly payment, environmental fees and $0 security deposit due at finance inception. Offer includes freight & PDI. Taxes are extra. Finance on approved credit for qualified customers only. For all offers license, insurance, applicable taxes and registration are extra. Dealer may sell for less. Dealer trade may be required. Limited time lease offer based on all new Civic and CR-V models available only through Honda Canada Finance Inc. O.A.C. Lease example based on a new 2012 Civic 4D LX 5MT model FB2E4CEX and a 36 month lease term available only through Honda Canada Finance Inc. O.A.C.: 0.99% lease APR for 36 months O.A.C. Monthly payment, including freight and PDI, is $189.00. Down payment of $3,526.07, first monthly payment, environmental fees and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $10,330.07. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. 72,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometres. Dealer may sell for less. Dealer trade may be required. ¥$1,000 Honda Dollars is available on all new 2012 Civic and CR-V models. Honda Dollars will be deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. **MSRP is $27,630 / $16,485 including freight and PDI of $1,640 / $1,495 based on a new 2012 CR-V LX 2WD model RM3H3CE(S) / 2012 Civic DX 5MT 4WD model FB2E2CEX. PPSA, license, insurance, taxes, and other dealer charges are extra and may be required at the time of purchase. Dealer may sell for less. Dealer trade may be necessary on certain vehicles. *Civic is the #1 selling passenger car in Canada 14 years running based on the December 2011 sales results. ¢Based on R.L. Polk Canada Inc. data October YTD 2012 registrations in British Columbia. 1 The ‘Drive a Honda, Win a Honda’ contest is open to all residents of British Columbia and the Yukon Territories who are the age of majority (nineteen years) or older at the time of entry. The contest begins at 8:00am PST on Thursday, November 1 and ends on Friday, November 30 at 6:00pm PST. Enter the contest by visiting one of the participating BC Honda dealers and test driving a new Honda vehicle of your choice during their hours of operation. Limit one (1) entry per person. No purchase necessary. For full contest rules and regulations, visit www.bchonda.com. */¢/¥/#/** Offers valid from November 1st through 30th, 2012 at participating Honda retailers. Offers valid only for British Columbia residents at BC Honda Dealers locations. Offers subject to change or cancellation without notice. Terms and conditions apply. Visit www.bchonda.com or see your Honda retailer for full details.

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BRAKE PAD REPLACEMENT

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from $124.88. Honda vehicles only.

NANAIMO HONDA

GILL OS2 FOUL WEATHER JACKET

35 YOGA JEANS

36

CAYO FASHIONS

$110 and up.

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39 BATH & SPA/HOT TUB AROMATHERAPY CRYSTALS $19.99

THE SOAKHOUSE

TO SHOP IN NANAIMO

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CARVED CEDAR TRUNKS & BOXES The Museum has a wonderful selection of hand-carved Cedar boxes in various sizes. These would make unique Christmas presents!

41

COAST SPA ISLANDER $3,999

NANAIMO MUSEUM

42 EARLS GIFT CARD For every $100 gift card you buy, get a $10 gift card for you!

EARLS

SPA BOUND

44 HEALTHFORCE

43 TIRES

VITAMINERAL GREEN $57.99

FUEL

Buy 3 tires, get 1 free.

NANAIMO HONDA

korean restaurant December will feature LIVE MUSIC every Wednesday night!

December 5th h - old pop piano night by Mel Bellefontaine December 12th h - Jazz & Blues night by Doug Thring December 19th h - Christmas concert by Valerie Ransom December 26th h - Jazz combo night Make reservations for your Yearend Party! Our Gift Certificates makes very nice gifts for the holidays! Ou days You can check out our entire menu on our website. Koreanrestaurantnanaimo.com

5291 Rutherford Road. (by Quilted Duck)

Reservations 250-729-2376 Mon-Sat 9 am-9 pm • LICENSED •

Have you been naughty this year? Come in & browse through

SANTAS’S STORE OF PLAYFUL THINGS! • Adult Toys • Lingerie & Leather • Lubricants • Massage Oils • Adult Games • Novelties • Greeting Cards • Gift Baskets • Gift Certificates Available

The Affordable Adventure Store! 525 Terminal Avenue (across from the Casino)

“You will get luckier here”

250-754-3003 Extended Christmas Hours: OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 10am-9pm daily starting Dec. 19 Mon - Wed 10-6 Dec. 24 until 5pm Thurs, Fri & Sat 10-9 • Sun 12-5

Great Office Party Ideas

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47 3 ITEM MEAL SPECIAL

JUMPING JIMINY’S SINGLE VISIT PASS Stocking stuffer.

JUMPING JIMINY’S

$6.99

THE QUEENS

48 10% DISCOUNT

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INWARD JOURNEY Arts Andreas Kunert creates pieces that are all portals, each one unique unto itself, each one sacred. Original pieces from his mosaic series can be purchased exclusively at the museum or through andreaskunert@shaw. ca. For more information, visit www.ancientartofstone.com

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KEYANO AROMATIC MAKEUP

on residential materials until December 31.

A completely all natural makeup, that is an extension of good skin care. 25% off all Keyano Aromatics Makeup.

ARCHIE JOHNSTONE PLUMBING & HEATING LTD.

TRU SPA INSTITUTE OF AESTHETICS LTD.

Bayshore Restaurant & Patio Bar

NANAIMO MUSEUM

50 NANAIMO... OUR COMMUNITY We’re proud of our community and its multitude of unique stores and services. Discover why for yourself!

Golf

West

Specialty Shop • Custom Clubs • Repairs

$100 Gift Certificate

Sale Price $

Sale Price

Inside

Outside

LIVE A LITTLE – ENJOY LIFE Fresh and bursting with flavor is what Bayshore Restaurant and Patio has to offer. Serving Nanaimo, BC area, we provide great tasting food that’s prepared fresh daily with the highest quality of ingredients. At Bayshore you are sure to enjoy the great food, wonderful atmosphere, beautiful waterfront view, friendly service and affordable prices. Take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey and we will see you down at the water. 1240 Stewart Ave. Nanaimo (250) 591-7708

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“A place where life is better...”

Blu Ray

DVD

Adult Toys

Clothing

“Where the sun alwa ays shines”

Magazines

250-756-4100 Rock City Centre

250-751-3770

15% OFF

ALL SELL-THROUGH DVDs WITH COUPON

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Come Visit us at...

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

During this holiday season and every day of the year, we wish you all the best.

Kristopher R Huberts Financial Advisor 2980 Island Hwy N. Unit 430 Nanaimo, BC V9T 5V4 250-758-0081

www.edwardjones.com

Member - Canadian Investor Protection Fund

2980 ISLAND HWY. N. IN NANAIMO

#700 - 2980 Island Highway • Nanaimo Rock City Centre, by Earls

250-758-0135

“A Healthy Natural Alternative for Your Companion”

Pet Food & Treats

PET SUPPLIES

Wide selection of dry, canned & raw frozen pet food “The Health Food Store For Your Pet”

Rock City Centre

CENTRE Your Stocking Stuffer Centre!

Happy Holidays

Featuring Taste of the Wild, Fromm & Solid Gold

ROCK CITY

250-758-2727

Merry Christmas & Happy s y a d i l o H from all of us at Rock City Centre

Nellie’s Deli • Smoked Mackerel • Deli Meats and Cheeses • Dutch Licorice

Party Platters Made To Order

Christmas Gift Certificates Available le

DECEMBER HOURS: Monday to Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

BOOK NTS INTME O P P A NOW!

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LADIES EVENT

Saturday, December 8th, 8am - 6pm EVERY ITEM ON SALE! Including: Islander MR3 Mooching Reel $469.99 250-758-7726 NANAIMO OP PEN EVERYDAY AT 8 AM

www.gonefifishinshop.com

Come check out our growing selection of Health and Wellness products. Bring in this ad to receive 15% off your purchase 250-751-8866 • ROCK CITY CENTRE

Enjoy your Holiday Season!

Our Christmas Stock Is In!

250-729-7044

Specializing in Nail Care & Revolutionizing the Beauty Industry

Accidents Happen!

Great Christmas Gift or stock or stocking g st stuffer er ffor o orr y your our o urr childr c children hi d en or or grandc gr grandchildren rrandchildren dchild childre chi i dre jumpingjiminy ys.com 2980 Island Highway No orth Rock City Centre (behin nd Earl’s) • 250-729-0999

Don’t worry, we are 100% fully covered and ICBC approved with no referral required.

HARBOUR CITY CHIROPRACTIC Rock City Plaza (behind Earl’s) Nanaimo www.harbourcitychiropractic.ca 250 758-1716


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