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City swaps land for Pioneer Forest I DEAL WITH school district includes eight properties in all. BY TOBY GORMAN THE NEWS BULLETIN

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Lee Shaw, of Shaw Electrical Services, climbs a ladder to repair power lines to the public washrooms at Westwood Lake Park that were downed by a falling tree Tuesday. Winds toppled trees and knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses across the Nanaimo region.

Windstorm closes park, knocks out power BY CHRIS BUSH THE NEWS BULLETIN

Heavy winds knocked down trees and heaved branches across power lines, leaving thousands of homes and businesses without power for several hours Tuesday. Winds began to hit in force early Tuesday, but picked up through the morning, cutting power to large sections of downtown Nanaimo. Ted Olynyk, B.C. Hydro spokesman, said the gusts really began to make their

presence felt between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. when power was knocked out to about 3,000 customers. The heaviest damage was to power lines in the Yellow Point and Lantzville areas. “It peaked at about nine to 10 a.m. with just over 7,000 customers being out and a large chunk of those were out for about three to five hours,” Olynyk said. “By five o’clock we were able to bring that number down to about 600 and then chipped away at that. There were branches on

lines and trees down. The most extreme situation we had was about seven spans of lines down in Lantzville.” Downed trees across trails and broken branches left dangling dangerously in trees overhead forced the closure of Westwood Lake Park. City workers turned joggers away at the park entrance gates as crews cleared trees and debris and repaired phone and power lines to the park’s public washrooms that were torn down by a fallen tree. ◆ See ‘WIND’ /4

What started as a confusing discussion over whether the city or school board owned a parcel of land known as Pioneer Forest has turned into a major land swap between the two parties. City and school board officials announced Tuesday that eight properties will be included in a letter of intent to transfer various land titles between them to ensure the public benefits from improved usage for all properties involved. In the summer, north end citizens became concerned when the school board made a request to the city to redesignate Pioneer Forest as ‘neighbourhood’ instead of ‘parks and open space,’ a move that could have potentially paved the way for development of the 3.2-hectare forest. Friends of Pioneer Forest, a community group that formed in response to the threat to the forest, found evidence that the park was wrongly relieved of its park designation in 1997 when the city sold the parcel to the school board for $800,000. It challenged the city and school board in an effort to provide long-term protection for what it considered a park. In Tuesday’s announcement,

Pioneer Park was one of four properties the school board intends to transfer to the city. The other three include Harewood Field at 502 Howard Ave., to ensure that the play field remains as a public use space in the Harewood community; six hectares of property off Oliver Road (5101 Rutherford Rd.) deemed most suitable for parkland with 2.4 hectares being retained by the school district for possible future development; and Northfield School, an area where the city intends to improve road access. Land the city intends to transfer to the school district includes Quennel Square at Selby and Franklyn streets, which is currently occupied by school district buildings but is owned by the city. The school district says it will be able to use the property for an educational services building in the future. Also going to the school district are Princess Royal, Pauline Haarer and Bayview school properties, all of which sit on land owned by the city. According to both the city and school district, land best suited for parks will be transferred to the city while the school district will acquire properties that it can use for future planning. Both parties say the agreement also cleans up some historic land title complications where the city owns property on which the school district has buildings. ◆ See ‘CITY’ /4

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Businesses chip in for Pennies campaign BY JENN M C GARRIGLE THE NEWS BULLETIN

Many local businesses like to help out the community and several are longtime supporters of the Nanaimo News Bulletin’s Pennies for Presents campaign. Participating businesses are easy to spot – just look for the containers at cash registers sporting the campaign logo of a stocking stuffed full of toys. The campaign collects change for distribution to three local charities that support Nanaimo children – the Great Nanaimo Toy Drive, the Salvation Army and the Nanaimo Boys and Girls Club. The idea is to leave no child empty-handed at Christmas time; a cause near and dear to the hearts of many business owners.

Craig Palin, owner of InPrint on Terminal Avenue, has been supporting the campaign for so long, he can’t remember when he started. “We keep our little bucket on the counter all year long,” he said. “It’s along the lines of just realizing it’s tough out there for families. The innocent people of the world are the kids. They’re the ones who deserve a little extra, a little happiness at this time of year.” The campaign is easy to participate in, Palin added: the pennies jar doesn’t take up a lot of space in the office and with such a small monetary denomination required, everyone feels like they can help out a bit. He remembers one man helping out more than a bit last year when he dropped a $500 cheque in the pennies bucket.

John Rogers, owner of John’s Bedroom Barn, has participated in the campaign for about as long as it has been running – 16 years. “I love Christmas and I love kids,” he said. “We want to help out the best way we can. People have been coming in for years and dropping off their pennies.” The store also sells foam scraps throughout the year for a donation to the campaign, the Salvation Army or Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank. Another longtime supporter is Coast Realty Group’s downtown office on Church Street. Realtors make their income from selling houses in the community and a chance to give back is rewarding, said office manager Ron Williams. “We really like the fact that it is people down the road,

people in our neighbourhood that the campaign benefits,” he said. The office doesn’t have a cash register, so when people donate, they are often bringing in a jar of pennies because they know Coast Realty is a drop-off site for the campaign, Williams added. People can drop off their pennies until Dec. 21 at the News Bulletin office at 777 Poplar St., the three businesses listed above, or the campaign’s other supporters: Northridge Fitness, Canadian Tire, Sink or Swim Scuba, LaZ-Boy, Royal LePage at Brooks Landing, the ICBC Driver Licensing Office on Metral Drive, Quality Foods in University Village and Cline Medical Centre. For more infor mation, please call 250-734-4626. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

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Students at Vancouver Island University received an early holiday gift as VIU Foundation’s 18th Annual Festival of Trees raised $115,000 during the twoweek event. Money raised will be used to support students through newly created bursaries and scholarships, as well as help fund state-of-the-art improvements to campus.

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Nanaimo city council will discuss spending more than $800,000 to renovate Nanaimo Centre Stage in its 2013-17 budget deliberations, but early indications suggest that elected officials have little appetite to spend that much money on the 116-year-old building. The city purchased the aging building at 25 Victoria Cres. in 2008 for $460,000 for the purpose of providing a small performing arts theatre in the downtown area. Another $150,000 was budgeted for renovations. The purchase at the time was fostered by the board of directors of the Downtown Nanaimo Partnership (now called the Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association), and strongly opposed by then-mayor Gary Korpan, who argued purchasing the building for its proposed use was not an appropriate use of taxpayer money. The Centre of the Arts Society currently operates Nanaimo Centre Stage under a licence of use agreement with the city, and the facility has seen increased usage over the past few years. During a review of city assets performed earlier this year, an engineering firm recommended that extensive work be done to the building, including $450,000 to replace stucco, $100,000 to reroof sloped areas with a metal roof, and $10,000 to replace all of the building’s windows, among other work. Brick work, including replacing the chimney, was also recommended. On Monday, city council agreed to discuss the expenditure during budget deliberations, but the issue received a cool reception. “It’s a heck of a lot of money to fix this place up,” said Coun. Ted Greves. “We should knock the darn thing down and start over.” Coun. Bill McKay said he felt the discussion shouldn’t even make it to budget deliberations. “This represents a one-per cent increase alone in taxation,” he said. “ I cannot and will not support this.” Council, however, voted 7-1 to discuss it at budget time. McKay voted against it even getting that far. Coun. Fred Pattje, chairman of the cultural committee, said the issue deserves to go through the proper process.


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City ownership first step for park

◆ From /1 “Today’s announcement is a fine example of how two organizations, working closely together, can achieve favourable outcomes that supports the goals of each organization’s strategic plan,” said Coun. Bill Bestwick. “The new lands that the City of Nanaimo has acquired from School District 68 will allow us to explore park creation and development opportunities that were previously unavailable.” In a released statement, Friends of Pioneer Forest says it applauds the move to preserve Pioneer Forest as a park, but cautions the city

taking ownership of the property is only the first step. The group says it will continue to work toward restoring the improperly removed park restriction and reverter on the property as required by the province’s Order in Council 1035/1983, and that it wants the city to dedicate Pioneer Forest as a park under a bylaw that requires a public referendum prior to removal. “If both of those are done then the Pioneer Forest property will be protected in the same manner as the sports fields at May Richards Bennett Pioneer Park and all of our requirements will have

been met,” said Dominic Jones, Friends of Pioneer spokesman. The next step beyond the Letter of Intent, according to Bill Corsan, the city’s real estate manager, is to develop a land-exchange agreement, which will provide the legal documentation for the planned exchanges. A target date for Jan. 31 has been established for that document. While the school board has to have the swap signed off by the Minister of Education, the city has far more detailed work to do, said Corsan, adding that similar land swaps are common in other munici-

palities, though not necessarily on this scale. “This appears to be a first for Nanaimo, but it really cleans up a lot of land ownership issues that have built up,” said Corsan. School board chairman Jamie Brennan said the deal is an example of how both the school board and city are working together in the best interests of the community. reporter2@nanaimobulletin.com

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◆ From /1 The park reopened ye s t e r d ay m o r n ing, but washrooms remained closed until power could be restored. Rick Kwasnecha, Nanaimo Fire Rescue fire prevention officer, said one fire in a construction trailer at the building site for the new water reservoir on Nanaimo L a ke s Ro a d w a s

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ald, Environment Canada meteorologist, said the winds resulted from a storm tracking across north Vancouver Island. The peak wind speed recorded locally was 80 km/h at Entrance Island. Nanaimo Airport, located south of the city near Cassidy, reported a peak gust of 61 km/h. photos@nanaimobulletin.com

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Health services workers strike BY NIOMI PEARSON THE NEWS BULLETIN

A two-day strike by health care workers at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and across the province will mean a delay in services for some residents. After nine months of contract negotiations and serving strike notice to B.C. employers, the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) announced that job action will commence today and tomorrow (Dec. 6-7). Starting at 9 a.m. today, hospital pharmacists will reduce work to essential services only. At midnight, the rotating strike action will move to all medical and diagnostic imaging, such as MRI, mammography, sonography and CT scans, with staff performing only essential services. Public health inspectors will also reduce services. Val Wilson, regional manager of communications for the Vancouver Island Health Authority, said the exact impact of the strike on local facilities such as NRGH is unknown. “This could mean

patients’ diagnostic tests, surgery or other procedures may be delayed or rescheduled,” she said. “There won’t be any picket lines, so patients won’t have to cross a picket line to come to NRGH or any other VIHA facility, and our emerg ency de par tment will remain open as usual.” The Health Sciences Association, the largest union within the HSPBA, sent out a news release Wednesday, stating that mediator Vince Ready was brought in Tuesday to join contract negotiations this week. However, members are frustrated with the offer brought forward late Tuesday, said HSA president Reid Johnson. “It’s taken nine months and the threat of job action and the imposition of a mediator for the employer to

finally come with an offer,” Reid said. “This employer is bound and determined to claw back benefits from health-care workers and impose a wage settlement that is less than people out in the public sector. “The job action is going ahead because after all of this, we’re still far, far away.” The HSPBA is made up of health care professionals such as lab imaging technicians, phar macists, dieticians, radiation therapists and physiotherapists. On average, they require the secondhighest level of postsecondary education, next to doctors and nurses, Reid said. “Our members are making $6 to $13 less than other jurisdictions across the country and the private sector,” he said. The Health Employ-

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was always there for you,” Brisson said. “I was there for a long time and they were always caring and they helped you.” Brisson moved to Edmonton in 2006 and it took a while for Nichols to track her down, but they managed to get caught up on each other’s lives recently. “It was neat to talk to her again and find out where she’s at in her life,” Nichols said. The Boys and Girls Club is celebrating its 40th anniversary in part by tracking down program alumni and former staff members to see where their lives have gone. It is also inviting alumni to meet some of the new faces involved with the organization at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island 40th anniversary celebration at the Nanaimo Clippers hockey game at Frank Crane Arena Sunday (Dec. 9) at 3 p.m. photos@nanaimobulletin.com

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Firefighters put out three blazes Nanaimo firefighters hosed down flames from three blazes Tuesday. Winds just before 2 a.m. blew flames from a propane heater onto epoxy being preheated for construction work on Nanaimo Lakes Road, triggering a fire in a construction tools trailer. A Volkswagen work van was destroyed when a mechanical malfunction ignited its engine compartment Tuesday at about 1 p.m. The fire was knocked down before flames could damage a house the vehicle was parked next to at 719 Nicol St. A fire that ignited in a couch on the front porch of a house at 13 Gillespie St. shortly before 11 p.m. is under investigation. The vacant house was boarded up recently after it was deemed a nuisance property by the city.

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Theatre faces curtain call Nanaimo Centre Stage first came on the scene under a spotlight of controversy. City council of the day approved acquisition of the aging building at 25 Victoria Cres. for $460,000 after lobbying from the community’s cultural leaders. After being approved, then Mayor Gary Korpan expressed his outrage at the purchase – he said it was a waste of taxpayer money. Fast-forward four years, and the facility is proving to be just that, only now it has been discovered that an additional $800,000 will be needed for exterior renovations, possibly completed over a five-year term. Originally purchased to fill a community performance void in the city’s south end, Nanaimo Centre Stage is already redundant. Other options exist in the area, including much more modern facilities at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre and, to a lesser extent, Malaspina Theatre. On Monday, city council hinted it will not throw good money after bad, but did agree to discuss whether spending that kind of money is in the taxpayers’ best interest. Clearly it isn’t, but with a new cultural plan being developed, it’s a good time to revisit the role Nanaimo Centre Stage is playing today and how small, fringe performances can be perpetuated in that part of the city should council walk away. Before that decision is made, those who do support the theatre will also have an important role. Whether the facility stays or goes may depend on how strong the community voice is in its support – a cast of characters will certainly need to step up to the mike and defend it. From a taxpayers’ perspective, however, the whole situation is playing out like a dark Shakespearian comedy. Hopefully council can see through the charade and stop the bleeding this time around. The Nanaimo News Bulletin is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org

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Whatever happens in the proreally $2.8 billion in the red. vincial election five months from Not one to waste a good crisis, now, taxpayers should insist that Campbell ordered the harmoit be the last spring vote. nized sales tax. Now I know this isn’t sexy like Now Premier Clark and the horse race of popularity Finance Minister Mike de Jong polls so loved by the TV news. are proposing to balance the But integrity of public finanbudget and shut down the HST cial information is the next vital money machine. step in democratic reform, even Clark gave a speech in more important than Coquitlam the day scheduled election before last week’s budB.C. dates. And the B.C. get update, warning it VIEWS tradition of tabling “won’t be pretty.” And untested election budit’s not. Tom Fletcher gets, shutting down In September the Black Press the legislature and current-year deficit firing up the campaign forecast jumped above buses, has to end. $1 billion, largely due The B.C. Liberals are to a glut of natural on track to surpass the gas. The latest update NDP on fudge-it budpushed it near $1.5 bilgets, having put million. lions into TV ads that Natural gas royalties insist the 2013 budget are bumping along the will struggle into the black. This bottom, no big change there. But is the hill Premier Christy Clark now coal prices and shipments has chosen to die on. are down, and a slow real estate Glen Clark set the modern market has pinched the flow of bar with his 1996 election budcash from Bill Vander Zalm’s get. After a run of red ink, it legacy, the property purchase conjured a tidy little surplus tax. that helped the NDP squeak I erred in a previous column, out a win over the plaid-shirted saying this year’s deficit is partGordon Campbell. ly due to a staged repayment of Campbell’s noisy exit had its federal HST transition money. roots in his 2009 fudge-it budNot so. get, which clung to an outdated That entire $1.6 billion was $500-million deficit forecast that booked in last year’s budget, had already melted down along pushing that deficit to a record with banks, auto makers and $3 billion. This means the curU.S. real estate. rent $1.5-billion bleeder is based After the election, British strictly on current revenues, Columbians found out we were debt servicing and spending.

So how is this sucking chest wound going to suddenly heal next spring? De Jong provided an early version of his answer in his September financial statement. Amazingly, it projects a recovery of more than $100 million in natural gas royalties next year. Hmmm. Liquefied natural gas exports to Asia are still years away, and the U.S., our only current energy export customer, is developing its own huge shale gas and shale oil reserves. In another forecasted miracle, sales tax revenue is expected to dip by a mere $120 million as the old provincial sales tax returns next year. In 2014 it is projected to bounce right back to where it is today, around $6.1 billion. That’s odd. When former finance minister Kevin Falcon announced the transition back to PST last May, he described annual revenue loss of about $500 million the first year, and more than $600 million the next. Granted, business investment credits and HST rebates to the poor also end, saving the government a pile of cash as this significant tax reform dies. But it still looks like another fudge-it budget, designed to help another premier avoid the political graveyard at the foot of Deficit Hill. ◆ Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca


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Old stoves a health hazard Hydro’s two-step To the Editor, Re: Harmac mill’s pollutant tops any wood smoke, Letters, Dec. 1. I don’t understand the logic that says because something is worse, the other must be OK. In our Departure Bay neighbourhood, the Harmac mill bothers us perhaps six times a year. It’s a terrible smell nonetheless. Wood stoves, however, are a problem fall, winter and early spring. Of 22 neighbouring houses, eight have wood stoves including both my immediate neighbours. Yes, I do have to keep all windows shut fall, winter and early spring. I also have to block off the roof top fresh air vent. It isn’t just smell you get, it is actual smoke. That’s how much smoke one neighbour generates

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have just paid to heat in the first place. The province/city should upgrade standards so new installations can only be the most energy efficient presently available. Along with a mandate that old stoves must be replaced within the next 10 years with the most energy efficient available at the time of replacement. That way wood stove retailers would only stock/install what they could sell. At the moment, cheap, less efficient stoves are still available and the city is giving people grants to replace old with no set standard for new. Where is the sense in that? The city has no standards and the province has standards that are 19 years out of date. Flo Dolega Nanaimo

To the Editor, Re: Everyday items often overlooked in food donations, Letters, Nov. 13. Catherine Melnyk and her story about living in poverty brings up an interesting fact that her hydro bill has doubled in the past year. Let’s assume that low rental accommodations are mostly heated with electric baseboard heating. And with cold weather, the heating usage becomes more frequent and required. And as electrical consumption increases, the bill should increase in theory by the amount used or a price per kilowatt. But in all unfairness, a higher billing matrix of metering electricity as a heat source has targeted the poor and working class family. You would think the government would support this cleanest energy and promote it instead of alternate dirty fuels such as wood or heating oil. The current government agrees with B.C. Hydro’s theory that the two-step matrix billing of electricity will curb elec-

Leviticus tattoo quote cherry-picking To the Editor, Re: Tattooing one’s body a heathen practice, Letters, Dec. 1. Ah, Leviticus – the part of the Bible people ignore completely until they need to cherry-pick a quote for use in judging how someone else lives. Unless Robert Brown follows all the rules of behaviour set out in Leviticus including the ones about never cutting the hair at the sides of the head or edges of the beard, not wearing clothes made of two kinds of material and never eating shellfish – to name a few – then he really has no business recommending that others do so. Also, it’s worth pointing out the standards of behaviour in the book of Leviticus are meant to apply to Jewish people and that many people today with tattoos may very well be pagans or

heathens. As to how they look when they get older, who cares? By then, vanity will be the least of my concerns. If you don’t like them, don’t get one. It’s that simple. Devon Bennie Nanaimo

Vote puts Canada right in its place To the Editor, As a Canadian, I truly am ashamed of our federal government voting against the Palestinians. I would bet if it were put to a vote, 90 per cent of Canadians would vote to back the Palestinian entry. It has always seemed strange to me that a people who had endured a holocaust would want to visit one on another people. But Israeli deputy defense minister Matan

Vilnai in 2008 proposed “a bigger holocaust if Gaza continued to resist.” Israel, not Hamas, is the region’s pariah. Israel’s leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, has never shown any interest in peace and his mission is the complete takeover of Palestinian lands. The UN just put Israel, the U.S., Canada and the Yankee panderer, Stephen Harper, in their place and it’s about time. Mike Gogo Nanaimo

Police complaints handled tactfully To the Editor, In recent years I’ve had occasion to read the riot act to several police organizations and government agencies. I say this not as a chest thumping exercise, but as set up for the following.

The commanding officers have been professional, reasonably approachable and, I dare say, understanding. No, I didn’t always hear what I wanted. Often there was an angle that perhaps I hadn’t appreciated and vice versa. Almost always phone calls were returned and I didn’t have to run them through administrative assistants. Every single officer in charge offered to mediate or assist in any future complaint. I couldn’t ask for more other than to suggest everyone at police services, justice and attorney-general ministries and staff follow this example. Maybe there is a part of that ‘to serve and protect’ motto, the bureaucrats need to reacquaint themselves with. Grant Maxwell Nanaimo

Electricity costs jump after meter installed To the Editor, In March of this year, I allowed B.C. Hydro to install one of the new smar t meters in my house. At the time, I was paying $241 monthly for a two-bedroom bungalow with two people living there, one computer and one television.

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Fear pushes dam agenda To the Editor, Re: Emergency plan developed for Barsby, Dec. 1. Nanaimo school board chairman Jamie Brennan’s statement that “the sooner the dams come down the better” leaves me asking the question that if there is such an urgent concern for the dams’ safety, why hasn’t there been an early warning system placed there years ago? It seems strange the urgency comes now without any thought to mitigating the risk

to children much prior to this. If the community had been given the opportunity some time ago, fear tactics by the school board chairman and city staff/ council would not have to be used as a basis for going ahead with a planning strategy. Decisions made hastily usually backfire, and using fear to push the agenda is unacceptable to most citizens. It is also insulting. Judy Forbister Nanaimo

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Agreements trade away rights and environment A Global trade has advanglobal trade bodies, such tages. For starters, it as the World Trade Orgaallows those of us who nization (WTO). live in cool climates to eat Treaties, agreements fresh produce year-round. and organizations to help And it provides economic settle disputes may be benefits to farmers who necessary, but they often grow that food. That favour the interests of could change as business over oil, the world’s citizens. With SCIENCE main transport Canada set to MATTERS fuel, becomes sign a 31-year David Suzuki increasingly trade deal with Ian Hanington scarce, hard with China, a to obtain and repressive and costly, but we’ll undemocratic be trading with country with other nations state-owned for the foreseecorporations, able future. we need to be Because cautious. countries often Should we have differing political sign agreements if they and economic systems, subject our workers to agreements are needed to unfair competition from protect those invested in lower-paid employees trade. from investor nations, Canada has signed hinder our ability to pronumerous deals, from tect the environment or the North American give foreign companies Free Trade Agreement and governments exces(NAFTA) to several sive control over local Foreign Investment Propolicies and valuable motion and Protection resources? Agreements (FIPA), and Under some agreeis subject to the rules of ments, basics like protect-

ing the air, water and land we all need for survival can become difficult and expensive. One recent case could put Canada on the hook for $250 million. Quebec has put a hold on fracking, pending a study into the environmental impacts of blasting massive amounts of water, sand and chemicals into the ground to fracture rock and release gas deposits. A U.S. resource company plans to sue Canada under Chapter 11 of NAFTA, claiming compensation for the moratorium’s damage to its drilling interests. Similar disputes have already cost Canada millions of dollars. Ontario also wants assurances that fracking is safe before it allows the practice. That province is facing costs and hurdles because of another conflict between trade and environment. Japan and the European

Union filed a complaint with the WTO, claiming a requirement under the Ontario Green Energy Act that wind and solar projects must use a set percentage of local materials is unfair. Many of the problems arise because of an investor-state arbitration mechanism, which is included in NAFTA, as well as the proposed Canada-China FIPA, Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement and Trans-Pacific Partnership. It allows foreign investors to bring claims before outside arbitrators if they believe their economic interests are being harmed by a nation’s actions or policies. So economics trump national interests. This has caused many countries, including Australia, South Africa, India and several in Latin America, to avoid signing deals that include the investor-state arbitration

mechanism. In Australia’s case, the country recognized the pitfalls when tobacco companies, including Philip Morris, attempted to claim damages under a bilateral investment treaty after the federal government introduced a science-based law requiring cigarettes to be sold in plain, unappealing packages. According to Australian National University law professor Thomas Faunce, Philip Morris then lobbied the U.S. government to include a similar mechanism in a new trade agreement it was negotiating with Australia. In an article for Troy Media, Faunce wrote that, with such a mechanism, the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes “would, in effect, become the final arbitrators on major Australian public policy questions concerning mineral royalties, fossil fuel and renewable energy, water, telecommu-

nications, banking, agriculture and power.” The 31-year trade agreement between Canada and China is worrisome, with its 15-year opt-out clause (compared to just six months for NAFTA), but the inclusion of the mechanism in other agreements is also cause for concern. At the very least, we could be on the hook for millions or billions of dollars if our environmental, health, labour or other policies were deemed to harm the interests of those investing in or trading with Canada. The government’s desire to expand global trade may be understandable, but we mustn’t give away too much. We must tell our elected representatives to at least delay the Canada-China FIPA until it has been examined more thoroughly, and to reconsider the inclusion of investorstate arbitration mechanisms in all trade deals. www.davidsuzuki.org r

Speaking tour supports marijuana referendum The Nanaimo Yacht Club welcomes you, with your decorated yacht, motor or sail, to join our NYC members, on their yachts, in our

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Dana Larsen, who last year ran for the leadership of the B.C. NDP, is touring Vancouver Island over the next two weeks to promote the Sensible Policing Act, which would decriminalize cannabis possession in the province.

Larsen is leading the Sensible B.C. campaign to have a referendum on the Sensible Policing Act, putting volunteers in place to collect the official signatures needed from September to November of 2013. “The lawyers at Elections

B.C. have confirmed that this legislation is within provincial jurisdiction and suitable for a referendum,” Larsen said. Larsen will be speaking at Harbourfront library in downtown Nanaimo Sunday (Dec. 9), 2-3:30 p.m.

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Sport programs geared to kids Sports enthusiasts on the Island are being sought to deliver three sports programs to elementary school children. Sharing Our Activities and Resources, an initiative developed by Tennis B.C., B.C. Golf and Curl B.C., delivers three programs in schools that encourage students to become more active. These non-profit groups are recruiting individuals who want to deliver three SOAR programs in elementary classrooms – a gymbased curling game for six-12-year-olds; a basic golf skills program and a tennis program for younger students that uses mini racquets and foam balls. Training takes place Sunday (Dec. 9) to Dec.12 at Hammond Bay Elementary School. Cost is $50 for the classroom instruction on Dec. 9, but participants are remunerated for each of the practical application days following. For more information or to register, please visit www.britishcolumbiagolf.org/events-workshops/soar-training.

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Solid citizen Nanaimo Mayor John Ruttan presents Catia Pereira a Duke of Edinburgh bronze award at a city council meeting. The Duke of Edinburgh award program was developed to encourage all youth, ages 14 to 25, to be active, participate in new activities and reach for their best. Each level (bronze, silver, gold) provides for training, achievement and recognition in the basics of good citizenship.

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Island technology council rebrands The Mid Island Science Technology and Innovation Council has rebranded under the name Innovation Island Technolog y Association. The change is the result of a sevenmonth strategic plan by the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board of directors and means a new look, a refined focus and a rejuvenated direction for the organization. Innovation Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal is to support entrepreneurs in the mid and north Island region and Sunshine Coast to start and g row technolo g y companies in a more focused way. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our refocus is all about being able to help entrepreneurs in a more concrete way by providing them with resources, opportunities, connections and mentorship they need to thrive,â&#x20AC;? said Paris Gaudet, executive director, in a press release. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am excited about this shift and would like to see the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s focus on technology continue to grow.â&#x20AC;?

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Allison Crowe is coming home for Christmas. The singer-songwriter who was born in Nanaimo now lives in Newfoundland. She is performing her annual Tidings Concert to welcome the holiday season. It’s an event she looks forward to every year. “It’s amazing. It’s so much fun to come back to Nanaimo every year and see family and friends,” said Crowe. “It’s fun for me. It’s something I can come back to every year. It’s so comfortable.” During Tidings Crowe will perform a couple of new songs and a mix of traditional Christmas carols. She’s sharing some of her beloved songs such as Oh Holy Night. “It’s one of my favourite songs from when I was really little,” she said, adding Silent Night is another of her favourites. “It’s beautiful. It’s so peaceful.” She enjoys sharing her songs with others. Her music deals with deeply

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Allison Crowe performs new songs and traditional Christmas favourites during her Tidings Concert Saturday (Dec.8) 7 p.m.

personal issues. “It’s almost like writing in a journal for me,” she

said. “It’s very therapeutic for me.” Performing for people is

also a highlight. She feeds off the energy of the crowd when onstage.

“I really love feeding off the energy when performing live. It’s just the feel-

ing of the room. There is almost like a buzz,” said Crowe. Crowe’s concert features guest performers Chelsea Peckett, Raymond Salgado, Daniel Knapp, Kaleigh Hargrove, Paige Hughes, Emily Blake and other performers. The concert also features emerging Nanaimo performers, such as students from local high schools. Crowe said it’s great to see young talent getting a chance to perform in Nanaimo. “It’s so amazing and they are so talented and it’s nice to hear them and give them a chance,” she said. “They are so excited.” Crowe’s Tidings Concert is Saturday (Dec. 8) at St. Andrew’s United Church, located at 311 Fitzwilliam St., starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25/$20 for students and seniors and are available at Andrea Bertram Studio, Lobelia’s Lair, Tom Lee Music, House of Indigo, Mind’s Eye – NYSA, West Coast Classic Floral, Fascinating Rhythm, all Thrifty Foods store locations in Nanaimo and www.allisoncrowe.com. arts@nanaimobulletin.com

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Lang Syne, the Dougie MacLean version. It was created in memory of Ron Skipsey. “It makes everyone cry. It’s quite beautiful,” said Diena Henry, principal

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Dancers add humour during annual show ◆ From /18 The performance to Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer, a song by the Irish Rovers, adds comic relief before people break for intermission. “It’s hilarious,” said Henry. “Everyone goes into the intermission laughing because it is quite funny.” The dances are part of the academy’s 17th annual A Christmas Eve in Scotland and Ireland Sunday (Dec. 9) 2:30 p.m. at the Port Theatre. It features more than 150 dancers, ranging in ages from three to 24-years-old, who will perform various highland, Irish and Celtic choreography. This year Nanaimo dancers are joined by special guest performers Cameron Collins, Tamara Cameron, The Pacific Gael and Mairead Supple. Collins, from Vancouver, has been a representative for Canada’s interprovincial champion 12 times. He placed third runner-up in the junior world championships and fifth runner-up in the adult world championships. Cameron is a piper from The Pacific Gael. The Pacific Gael will play a pre-show in the Port Theatre lobby starting at 2:10 p.m. and Estemmed Chics will be in the Port Theatre lobby, before and after the performance, selling jewelry to raise money to send Nanaimo girls to summer camp. Tickets are $20 for adults/$15 for students and groups and $10 for children under five years old. They are available by calling 250-754-8550, at the Port Theatre box office of www.porttheatre.com. arts@nanaimobulletin.com

Bel Canto serenades season Members of the Island Bel Canto Singers are delighting audiences with Christmas cheer during their annual holiday concert this weekend. The concert covers season favourites, which includes contemporary holiday hits such as Deck the Halls, O Holy Night and a humourous version of the Twelve Days of Christmas. It will delve into classical songs such as Thou Must Leave Thy Lonely Dwelling and Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore. The Bel Canto ninevoice chamber ensemble makes its debut during the concerts. The idea to create the ensemble began after the group participated in the inter-

national Choral Festival Kathaumixw held this summer in Powell River. Lionel Tanod, choral director, said the idea was to create a core group of singers who could perform challenging avant garde contemporary songs. The group presents its concert series, On the First Day of Christmas, Saturday (Dec. 8) 2:30 p.m. at Departure Bay Baptist Church, located at 3510 Departure Bay Rd., and Sunday (Dec. 9) 7:30 p.m. at the Nanaimo Ecumenical Centre, located at 6234 Spartan Rd. Tickets are $15, children under 12 are free, and are available at Fascinating Rhythm, The Quilted Duck Gift Cottage, www.island belcanto.com or at the door.

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p.m. at the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s downtown location to give artists more information about the process. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 15 at 3 p.m. For more information, submission guidelines, applications and examples of pieces that have been displayed in the past,t please go to www.nanaimo.ca or e-mail kristy. macdonald@nanaimo.ca.

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YYoung actors perform undersea adventure BY RACHEL STERN

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The young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her home and live in a world above the ocean waves. She defies her father, makes a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and tries to convince her charming prince she’s his true love. The Disney tale, Little Mermaid, comes to the Vancouver Island University theatre’s stage Saturday and Sunday (Dec. 8-9). For nine-year-old Arianna Aroche it’s the first time she’ll be acting a major role. “It’s pretty exciting,” she said, adding she’s a little nervous as well. Aroche loves Disney princesses and Ariel is one of her favourites, so playing her is special. Last year she played a rose in Alice in Wonderland. Her favourite part of the production is the musical number featuring the song Les Poissons. The scene involves a chef and lobster Sebastian in the palace kitchen. Sebas-

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tian is trying to avoid becoming part of the evening meal. “It’s really funny,” said Aroche. For Kalie Foster, 10, the play is allowing her to experience the joys and challenges of playing a villain. She plays Ursula the

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Sea Witch. “I was looking for a little bit of a challenge,” said Foster about why she wanted the role. “You get to be very dramatic.” She said it’s a lot different to play an evil character. Foster has always been interested

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Band supports local charity The Nanaimo Concert Band is performing its Charity Christmas Concert Sunday (Dec. 9) at Beban Park at 2:30 p.m. The charity concert is in support of the Salvation Army’s food bank. Cash donations and non-perishable food items will be accepted at the event.

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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There were clutch shots and hard fouls, and better yet, basketball season is just getting started. Senior AA girls’ games were held around the city Tuesday night as another high school hoops season has tipped off. The week’s feature game was a good one between the Nanaimo District Islanders and the Cedar Spartans at the NDSS gym. The Isles came back to win 36-30 despite having the slowest of starts and getting shut out in the first quarter. “If they can come back and win a game like that, it helps build the team,” said Mike Lundine, coach of the Islanders. “So when they show up to practice tomorrow, they’re going to be a lot happier, they’re going to be a lot more jelled as a team.” Maddy Dawson scored a game-high 12 points to lead NDSS and Shelby Dor man-Banks and Marika Grubac had 10 points each for Cedar. An even closer game took place at the Woodlands Secondary School gym, where the host Eagles were edged 54-52 by the Isfeld Ice. Carl Macdonald, coach of the Woodlands girls, said the good, close game

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will benefit his team moving forward. “It helps the players understand the need to maintain intensity and it helps them to see the potential for growth,” said the coach. Michelle Berti was the Eagles’ player of the game, leading the way at

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to a Blazers player. Mariah Van Sickle was top scorer with 15 points. The ’Cats have rolled through their first few games undefeated, as they won Woodlands’ Soar With the Eagles Tournament this past weekend.

Wellington defeated the senior AAA Dover Bay Dolphins in Saturday’s final by a 77-29 score. Welly’s Sara Simovic scored 25 points against her former team in that game with Ally Keir adding 11. COURT SHORTS … Senior AA boys’ league play begins Tuesday (Dec. 11). Look for high school basketball scores, stats, photos and schedule information all season at www.nanaimobulletin. com/sports, or follow @BulletinSpor ts on Twitter. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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Silvertips scoring, but want wins, too The North Island Silvertips scored quite a few goals, but unfortunately the other team scored more over the course of the weekend. Nanaimo’s B.C. Major Midget League hockey team tied the Vancouver Northeast Chiefs 5-5 on Saturday in Parksville, but dropped the next day’s rematch 7-4 at Frank Crane Arena. Ta k i n g a p o i n t ag ainst the tough Chiefs (12-5-3) was a pretty good result for the ’Tips (5-11-4), although it was a game that they led 5-2 after two periods. Nick Gomerich had two goals and an assist for North Island, Curtis McCarrick had a goal and two assists and Patrick Bajkov and Mathieu Jallabert were the other scorers. The next day the Chiefs built up a lead that stood up during a high-scoring third period. Gomerich, Bajkov, Jordan Topping and McCarrick had the goals for the Silvertips.

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CALENDAR ◆ Dec. 6 - Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League junior B hockey. Nanaimo Buccaneers vs. Campbell River Storm. Nanaimo Ice Centre, 7:15 p.m.

◆ Dec. 8 - B.C. Major Midget League hockey. North Island vs. Kootenay. Nanaimo Ice Centre, 5:15 p.m.

◆ Dec. 9 - B.C. Major Midget League hockey. North Island vs. Kootenay. Nanaimo Ice Centre, 10:30 a.m.

◆ Dec. 8 - Vancouver Island Soccer League, Div. 1. Nanaimo Utd. vs. Gorge FC. Merle Logan Field, 7 p.m.

◆ Dec. 9 - B.C. Hockey League. Nanaimo Clippers vs. Surrey Eagles. Frank Crane Arena, 3 p.m.

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North Island Silvertips player Joe Surgenor, left, battles for the puck with a Vancouver Northeast Chiefs opponent during Sunday’s B.C. Major Midget League hockey game at Frank Crane Arena. The visitors prevailed 7-4.

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VIU’s women play with energy to end first half ◆ From /B1 VIU’s women, meanwhile, had a “positive final weekend,” said Bill McWhinnie, the team’s coach. “Especially Saturday beating a good Kwantlen team at home. We played with energy and enthusiasm for 40 minutes, which we lacked in the

past few weeks.” VIU had lost three straight going into the weekend, but got back their starting point guard Jocelyn Jones and she made an immediate impact. Jones came just one rebound shy of a triple-double in Friday’s win, contributing 10 points, 10

assists and nine boards. Shayna Worthington had 20 points. The win over Kwantlen allowed VIU to edge past that team in the Pacific Western Athletic Association standings and move to .500 before the holidays. “We handled their pressure quite well; we

◆ From /B2 Matt Grant played with a couple of different sets of linemates in last weekend’s games, picking up an assist in Saturday’s 4-3 loss to Powell River. “I’ll try to find some chemistry with whoever I’m playing with and capitalize on my opportunities…” he said. “I’ve got to work for everything I’m going to get. Hopefully I’m going to be a top-

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GAME ON … The next PacWest action for VIU’s b-ball teams is Jan. 4, when they play even before classes resume. The Camosun Chargers will visit the VIU gym that night and the women tip off at 6 p.m. before the men take the court at 8 p.m.

changed defences which kind of slowed them down a little bit,” McWhinnie said. “And our kids just made plays when it mattered.” Heather McCarthy was top scorer with 14 points in that game. Jones scored 13 and Worthington had 10 points and nine rebounds.

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◆ BASTION CITY Wanderers Volkssport Club hosts a six- or 12km Ladysmith Xmas Lights walk. Registration 6:30 p.m. in the upper Cornation parking lot near Ricky’s Restaurant and the walk starts at 7 p.m. For more information call 250-7569796. ◆ WORKSHOP FOR adults with aging loved ones takes place at Nanaimo Family Life Association, 1070 Townsite Rd. Learn how to empower caregivers, lighten the burden and learn new skills. For details or to register, contact 250751-5855 or e-mail kandersen@maureenadkin.ca. ◆ NANAIMO FISH and Game Club hosts its annual turkey shoot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit www.nanaimofis handgame.com for details. ◆ TRAVELLING SQUARES hosts its Christmas dance beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Wellington Hall. Santa will pop in for a dance and will collect non-perishables for the food bank. Visitors welcome.

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Tuesday ◆ BC GOVERNMENT Retired Employees Association hosts its Christmas luncheon at noon at Alice’s Restaurant, 728 Nicol St. Contact 250-390-4993 for details. ◆ NANAIMO POWER and Sail Squadron hosts its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Nanaimo Yacht Club, 400 Newcastle Ave. Contact 250-7587276 for more information. ◆ NANAIMO NEWCOMERS’ Club, a group for women new to Nanaimo, meets at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 4235 Departure Bay Rd.

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BY ROB BEINTEMA The word “equinox” signals the shifting of seasons. Which is why it seems particularly suitable when you consider how Chevrolet’s compact crossover by the same name has become a benchmark of change within GM’s SUV lineup. This was reinforced when an improved second generation 2010 Equinox debuted at the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and went on sale later the same year as a 2010 model. The latest generation Chevrolet Equinox (along with its GMC Terrain sibling) harnesses a pair of fuel-efficient gasoline direct injection engines, and combines all the crossover traits of sedan-like ride and manoeuvrability, along with SUV-style utility, putting those qualities together with fit and finish unexpected in this kind of entry-level lineup. The Equinox lineup offers two engine choices – a standard 2.4-litre four-cylinder or optional 3.0LV6. Both engines are mated to six-speed automatic transmissions and both can be hooked to either a standard front-wheel drive system or all-wheel drive configurationn. The 2.4L Ecotec directinjected I4 engine deliv-

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The Equinox’s interior features two-tone trim, metallic highlights and a full suite of standard equipment.

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ers 182 horsepower. Fuel efficiency is rated at 9.2L per 100 kilometres in the city and 6.1L/100km on the highway. Equinox AWD models will consume about an extra litre per 100km. This engine was adapted for 2012 for E85 FlexFuel capability. An “Eco” mode setting on 2.4L-equipped models also alters shift points to improve fuel

for a lower gear on a hill climb. For those looking for a little more passing power or trailer towing potential, an optional 3.0L direct-injected V6 engine is rated at 264hp. Fuel economy works out to 12.4L per 100km in the city and 8.1L/100km on the highway. The V6 engine is an option that, along with the pump premium,

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requires a little thought before a purchase decision. The 2012 Chevrolet Equinox comes in four trim levels – LS, 1LT, 2LT and LTZ. The LS is a base vehicle, restricted to the 2.4L engine exclusively. But that doesn’t necessarily make it a bare-bones entry. The LS come nicely equipped with standards that include 17-inch painted

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New Pathfinder offers more accessible third-row seating It used to be that “get in the back” was an order saved for the youngest, and often smallest, passengers in a caravan. The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder includes an innovation making seating more accessible. Nissan developed the latch and glide system to help solve space issues, which come standard on

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tance families place on space and versatility. The new RAV4 is longer and wider but lower than its predecessor, and presents a new silhouette that expresses its versatility, roominess and improved dynamic capabilities. T he new Toyota “f ace” includes a stronger treatment of the lower grille and a smaller upper grille extending the full width between the headlamp units. Ford picked L.A. to introduce its pocket rocket, the 2013 Fiesta ST with 1.6-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder producing 197 horsepower. It will be sold as a five-door hatchback with six-speed manual transmission. Styling changes include a unique grille and chin spoiler with new rear diffuser and f ascia extensions, bright tipped dualexhaust pipes and high-mount spoiler along with unique 17-inch wheels. And you won’t miss it on the streets because it is the first Ford nameplate to be finished in metallic orange paint. Ford also signalled its interest in reentering the minivan se gment with the new Transit Connect Wagon available in five- and seven-passenger configurations. Ford claims no other wagon in the market offers the same foldflat seating, 540-kilog ram payload and more than 2,800 litres of cargo space. Dodge reached back into its storied past to announce the made-inCanada, Hemi V8-powered 2013 Dodge Charger Daytona. Available on the Charger R/T trim level, the Daytona includes a performance 3.06 rear axle ratio, high-speed engine controller, paddle shifters with sport mode and performance steering and suspension.

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A RUNNING BOUQUET to Stefan at Frontrunners. Your customer service is fantastic. I am happy in my Brooks running shoes and appreciate your help in finding me the perfect shoe. A YUMMY BOUQUET to Emily and all the staff at Salsa Man. It was a pleasure to be your neighbour for a few years and I appreciate all the samples you shared with me and my doggy clients. I will miss the wonderful smell I got on Tuesdays of your fabulous creation. The best salsa there ever was. A BIG, COLOURFUL BOUQUET OF FLOWERS to the Jumping Jiminy's staff for accommodating a last minute birthday party. And by last minute, I mean on the spot. You saved the day. A BOUQUET OF SMILES to the ladies at the PO on East Wellington Road for going above and beyond the call of duty to keep the cost reasonable for my re-packaged gift to get to its overseas destination. THANK YOU to Roger at Focal Point Masonry and Chimney Service for excellent service. I thought I had an expensive problem, but you inspected, said all was OK and did not create a job for yourself. Honest and helpful. A BOUQUET to the media. I read the local papers and the provincial ones and watch newscasts on a couple of different channels. All sources did an excellent job of dealing with Remembrance Day. I'm afraid that in much of the United States, it's become just another reason for a really big holiday sale.

BOUQUETS OF HEARTFELT THANKS to Dr. Kenyan, Dr. Forest, Alison, Gillian, Paula, Simon, Lise, Sharon, Corinne, Stephanie, Vi, Tammy, Jayne, Roma and the night nursing staff on the intensive care unit at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for the excellent care they took of our brother David during his short stay in hospital.

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A BIG, BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET WITH MANY THANKS to the gentleman who left a note on my car with the licence number of the car that hit mine and then took off. Your good deed will be paid forward. A BIG BOUQUET to all the people who stopped to help me when my car stalled at the traffic lights at Brooks Landing.

A THANK YOU to the male volunteer at the Port Theatre who made our first visit to the Port to see Blackie Band a night to remember. We will be back. Keep smiling. A BIG AND VERY BELATED BOUQUET OF TIGER LILLIES to the wonderful lady at Quality Foods in Harewood for letting me buy some flowers a few minutes before the store opened. The flowers were waiting for my friend when she got to work and I made it to work on time. Thanks for bending the rules a little. A BIG BOUQUET OF THANKS to everyone in this community who is trying to make a positive

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difference in the world and spending their time and effort on projects that benefit others. Thank you for making the world a better place for all of us to live in.

A BEEF F to people who pick up after their dog and then toss the bag along the side of the road into the bushes. The trees don't need decorating, even if it is Christmas.

A HUGE BOUQUET to the friendly staff at Dog n' Suds Pet Services on Wilgress Road. My dog's nails are clipped and his fur coat is shiny and clean, all with minimal stress and strain. It is obvious the staff here are passionate about their jobs and truly love dogs.

A BEEF F to the person who broke into the Kin Hut. You did more damage than anything you stole was worth. The antique trolley fair box has been a part of the Kinsmen Club of Nanaimo for more than 60 years. We would like it back, in any condition. If found, please drop off at Island Inkjet in Woodgrove Centre.

A BRIGHT BOUQUET to my friends for helping me with the Christmas decorating this year, you guys made it fun, and to my neighbours who have put up their lights. It is a real mood lifter to see all of the lights as I make my way home after work in the dark. A HUGE BOUQUET OF BABY GIGGLES to Ericka, Georgie, Jay and Sacha at Jolly Giant Childcare Ltd. We are so excited for the smooth transition with our little man and we thank you for being patient with us.

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A BOUQUET to my former coworkers for the going-away gift card, which went toward the purchase of a new helmet for the ski season. Thanks for enduring my thickheadedness for nearly six years. A BEEF F to all vegetarians.

A BEEF F to 'Buy one, get another 50 per cent off' sales. If the product was priced reasonably in the first place, you wouldn't need the gimmick. Who needs two of anything? Especially when you don't know if you truly like it until you wear it. A BEEF F to truckers who drive their 18-wheel rigs like sports cars, weaving in and out of lanes with no regard for the safety of other drivers. A BEEF F to anyone who attended Ladysmith Light Up's 25th anniversary event and left the streets littered with their trash. Imagine how disappointed you'd be if someone did this to your street.

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BOUQUETS to the amazing caregivers at Dufferin Place and in the Palliative Care Unit at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for taking such wonderful care of my girlfriend.

A BEEF. If you have a dog or any animal and it jumps on me and destroys my outfit, yes, that dog will get a shove. It is your dog, control it. I believe dogs should be leashed and collared.

A BEEF F to a fast food restaurant worker who handled money and then cooked up my order without first putting on gloves. A BEEF F to the person who pulled out a plant from our front yard. I hope it dies and your efforts were wasted. A GIGANTIC BEEF F to the clown who nearly ruined my daughter's third birthday by not showing up for the party. You should be ashamed of yourself for breaking a little girl's heart and then making excuses for your poor organization skills. LOST REVENUE to the store that has decided not to give unsold merchandise back to clients. If we want to give our unsold stuff to charity, we will.

A DISCONNECTED BEEF F to those who have cellphones and e-mail accounts, but never answer either one. It would be nice to get a reply from either one just out of courtesy. I am sure if money was involved, you would get back to me right away. A BEEF F to my neighbours who abuse the welfare system so they can stay home all day smoking pot and watching TV. A BEEF F to whoever is responsible for cleaning the change rooms at the aquatic centre. The floors of the change rooms are disgusting. I don't even want to put my feet on them. Can they not be cleaned a couple of times a day? A BEEF F to pedestrians who refuse to cross at crosswalks and won't even look both ways before wandering out in front of cars on dark, rainy nights wearing dark clothing, when drivers are already blinded by glare and road spray. People either have to start taking responsibility for their actions or it's time police started ticketing stupidity.

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LEMON TREE Housekeeping & Handyman. Home and ofďŹ ce + sml repairs. (250)716-0551.

MOVING & STORAGE

PERSONAL SERVICES

MEDICAL/DENTAL NANAIMO DENTAL ofďŹ ce seeking full time receptionist for busy and growing practice. Ideal candidate will be proďŹ cient with Dentrix, have above average computer skills, have current dental receptionist experience, and be a true team player. You must have ďŹ&#x201A;exible availability as we are open in the evenings, some Saturdays, and travel to attend weekend courses and events. Knowledge of insurance billing would be an asset. Please include your references with your resume and mail it: Attn: OfďŹ ce Manager PO Box 41059 RPO Woodgrove Nanaimo, BC V9T 6M7

selor & Psychotherapist EFT Trained in Couples and Relationships Therapy Tel: 250-591-1009 Member BACP Member ICEEFT Evening and weekend appointments available. Initial consultation free. Business Licence # 124042, Nanaimo

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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

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.

COMPUTER SERVICES #,!33)&)%$Ă&#x2013;!$3Ă&#x2013;7/2+ $BMM

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

EAVESTROUGH BRADâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HOME Detailing. Cleaning vinyl siding by brush. De-mossing roofs. Gutter cleaning/repairs. Windows. Power Washing. Insured. Free estimates. Brad 250-619-0999

ELECTRICAL

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

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Become a M Media edia Design & Web Architect Arc Architec Ar itttectt

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

GARDENING

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

Ivan 250-758-0371 www.eucalyptusdesign.ca

Launch your career in 64 4 weeks!

Program starts starts February in Nanaimo!

250-740-0115 HELP WANTED

TUITION-FREE TRAINING at VIU Employment Skills Access Program (ESA)

x WorkStart Essentials x Marine Operator Training x Low Energy Electrical Training

Delivery Date & Location(s) Starts Feb. 12 - Nanaimo Starts Feb 18 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nanaimo Starts Mar. 11 - Nanaimo

Eligibility Criteria:

x Unemployed: Cannot be on EI or attached to EI in the past three years for a regular claim or past five years for a Maternity/Parental claim. For more details check our website: http://www.viu.ca/ce/courses/esa.asp

Seats are limited â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Act NOW Interested parties contact: Krista Convey, ESA Client Manager Telephone: 250-740-6163 Email: krista.convey@viu.ca

Small Island Painting

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

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

WINDOWS

PET CARE SERVICES HANDYPERSONS

Your Career Starts Here www.discoverycommunitycollege.com

Are you unemployed? Program

JDH PAINTING & Decorating Ltd. Interior & Exterior Painting Drywall & texture.................. Fire & Flood Restoration..... For a free Estimate call Jason 250-797-5067.................... jdhpainting@telus.net

PETS

Call Now!

HELP WANTED

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

250-753-4208

HIS HANDIWORK. Need a GOOD Handyman? Quality work, Reasonable rates. Call Richard at (250)802-3351.

HELP WANTED

PAINTING

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

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

HAULING AND SALVAGE FREE QUOTES; Same Day Rubbish. Moving, deliveries. Jason 250-668-6851

HOME IMPROVEMENTS AGILE HOME REPAIR & Improvement. Fully insured, interior/exterior repairs and upgrades. Ian 250-714-8800. ALL TRADES- Home updates? Hardwood, Tile, Laminate, Kitchen & Bath Renos. All exterior RooďŹ ng, Siding, Decks & Fencing. References available. 250-722-0131. BLUE OX Home Services. Expert Handyman & Renovation Services: plumbing, electrical, carpentry, drywall, tiling, painting, lawn & garden. Refs avail. Insured. 250-713-4409.

BRYAN GRIFFIN CONSTRUCTION Home & bathroom renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, doors, windows, decks & fences, vinyl siding & sofďŹ ts, plus much more. Insured.

CALL FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE 250-390-2601.

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. DINING ROOM Suite, in excellent condition, golden oak, 5 chairs, 1 captainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

FOR SALE BY OWNER

33210 LAREDO CIRCLE Thousand Palms CA. Upgraded golf course home, fully furnished, w/42â&#x20AC;? TV & golf cart. Dual pane windows. Large tiled patio w/golf course views. $134,900. 760-343-4183

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

40 years Experience

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FURNITURE

REAL ESTATE

CAT SITTING in my home. No cages. 7day to long term stay. Limited space. 250-740-5554

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FRIENDLY FRANK 20YRDS DRAPERY material, new, $40. Medalta Crock, $15; boxed set religious book, $20. 1 (250)753-9363 4 SILVER wine glasses, never used, $10ea; 5-gal glass aquarium, includes air pump, water conditioner & ďŹ lter, $35. 1 (250)390-2937

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

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 39â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 2004 TRAVEL Trailer, park model, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Terry modelâ&#x20AC;? asking $11,900. Propane furnace, 2 yrs old, full size, asking $700, worth $2000 new. 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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 COOKING WOODSTOVE, Good for Cabin or home antique. Must see, SacriďŹ ce $500. Also Regular wood stove, glass door, $250.00. Call 250-248-2747 DENON/PARADIGM surround sound system. Denon AVR-1707 surround sound receiver, 700 watt w/ remote control & manual. Paradigm cinema speakers- 4 wall mounts, 4 speakers, center speaker & sub woofer. (Package) $450 obo. (250)752-4294 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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Laurentian pinkâ&#x20AC;?, mint condition. $995 obo. Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plate silverware â&#x20AC;&#x153;MayďŹ&#x201A;owerâ&#x20AC;?, set of 12. (250)723-8215 leave msg.

40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Citation park model in year round RV park in Parksville. Built on room & patio, carport & shed. Call 250-951-4902.

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.

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

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

6 DOZEN wine bottles, clean and lables removed, $5 dozen. Fold down wagon, like new, $45. Call (250)758-2786. CAPTAINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BED- 3 drawers natural solid wood, light color, $99. Call (250)933-3290. CHRISTMAS TREE, 7.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, pre lit (clear) Grand Noble, slim line, new, needs stand. $99 obo. (250)758-9447. LEATHER COMPUTER case, used once. Paid $50; asking $25. Sewing machine desk w/3drawers, includes chair; exc cond. $35. (250)753-4130 NEW LIGHTWEIGHT, kidneyshaped computer desk, $45 ďŹ rm. 1 (250)591-5510 OAK FINISH china cabinet and base, w/lighting inside. $50 ďŹ rm. (250)753-814. PEDESTAL KITCHEN table, w/4 padded chairs (white metal), exc cond, $85 obo. Call (250)390-1117.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Perfect Gift for Animal Loversâ&#x20AC;? Fine Spanish Lladro &Nao Figurines. Priced below appraised value $95 - $250. Proceeds to Qualicum Cat Rescue. Call 250-248-6867 PERFECT SET of 15â&#x20AC;? 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. SHOPRIDER MEDICAL Scooter, only 7 hours use, like new, $3700 obo. 3 piece recliner sofa set, high quality, $500 obo. Very large sofa, reclines, good condition, $125. Call (250)954-0049.

EVERGREEN PLACE mobile home, $49,900, 800sf, complete reno in & out, small pet ok. (250)710-8985 or email welcomehome4sales@gmail.com

MOBILE- 2130 Errington Rd, 3 bdrms, 2 bath, own land, $80mo/strata, totally renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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


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Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012

Nanaimo News Bulletin

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REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

FOR SALE BY OWNER

HOMES WANTED

APARTMENT/CONDO

OFFICE/RETAIL

TOWNHOUSES

CARS

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

WE BUY HOUSES

NANAIMO: 1275 Dufferin Cres Across Gen Hospital. Renovated 2 Bdrms from $750/mo. Call Carman 250-740-1002

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

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;08 SANTA FE GL 3.3 FWD 88,000 km, 12,000 km remaining on B to B warranty. Serviced by the book. New tires at 80,000 km. N/S. $17,900. Call 250-954-2364

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

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

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

DUNCAN, 55+ park, no pets. 2 bdrm, single wide, large deck, heat pump, woodstove, landscaped yard, 4 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. $29,900. (250)748-2863

NANAIMO- 1 BDRM- $650+ utils + $325 deposit. Security system in bldg (250)701-3605. SPACIOUS GROUND ďŹ&#x201A;oor, southwest facing corner unit, 2bdrms, den/ofďŹ ce, master ensuite +2nd full bathroom. Open kitchen has access to dining room, living room and patio. Unit renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d 3yrs ago, including new carpets, lino, stove, W/D. Close to Woodgrove and buses. No smoking of any kind, no pets of any kind. Refs Req. Responsible, mature renters preferred. Avail. from Jan 1st. Call R.G. 1 (250)619-7106 or email: leopride@shaw.ca THE COURTYARD at Uplands 4700 UPLANDS 2 Bdr, 2 Bath, FP, Deck, 5 Appl, Courtyard, Mature Bldg. NP, NS. Jan 1st. $800 (250) 756-3137

APARTMENTS FURNISHED C. NANAIMO. Brand new furnished townhome (mint), in unit laundry, fenced yard, patio w/ bbq, N/S. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, $1200 mo, avail Dec. 1, 250-741-4422.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES BRAND NEW 3-bdrm, 1.5 bath home. Gorgeous kitchen, garage. $1200. (250)710-1947 MID 70â&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

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

New balcony & paint. Free storage & parking. Quiet building with security cameras. Available Now & Jan. 1 From $655 - $790.

250-754-2936

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

BRECHIN: BRIGHT 2 bdrm, soaker tub, heated tile, 4 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, NS/NP. Near park, view, $975. (250)754-2490. NANAIMO (DIVER Lake) recently renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d lower 2bdrm duplex, W/D, close to bus, 1000sqft, lrg yrd. $850 + utils. N/S, 1 cat ok. 250-751-1809. QUARTERWAY AREA- quiet, clean 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, fresh paint, 4 appls, hrdwood ďŹ&#x201A;rs, near golf course & schools, sundeck, fenced yrd, storage. NS/NP. Refs reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. $1100 mo. Avail Dec 15. 250-758-9548. 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.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR RENT

#304 - 4720 UPLANDS- 1 bdrm, $700. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

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.

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, 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

430 STEWART Avenue- 1 bdrm, $650 & $700. Call Ardent Properties, (250)7530881. www.ardentproperties.com 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.

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 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s., fully landscaped, dbl garage. Only $365,000. inclds hst. BEST VALUE! Gord 250-710-1947

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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 appliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, free WiFi. Hardwood. Fabulous building. N/S, N/P. $900. 1 (250)754-2207

Call 250-245-2277

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or call 753-8200 #100-319 Selby Street

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. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. $1325 incldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s water. Call Jamie 604-789-8242. NORTH NANAIMO: Immaculate 3 bdrm, 3 bath, 5 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. $1450. Ron (250)741-4422 VIU AREA, 4 bdrms, 2baths up & down, sep entrances. W/D, N/S. $550/room, incls utils. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. (250)754-9774

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17-444 BRUCE Ave- 3 bdrms, 2 bath, $850. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com #2-3231 LAUREN Mary Place- 2 bdrms, $975. Call Ardent Properties, (250)7530881. www.ardentproperties.com

TRANSPORTATION

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

ANTIQUE/CLASSICS

NANAIMO, CENTRAL- share top ďŹ&#x201A;oor w/ mature professional, spacious, ocean views, lrg deck. $525 mo inclds utils. NS/NP. Call (250)751-8906.

SUITES, LOWER

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

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

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.

2007 DODGE Caravan, 90,000 kms, fully loaded, new tires & mounted winter tires,stow & go seats Ex.Cond. $9000.00 obo. 250-248-2390 2005 GRAND-AM, V-6, auto, 133,000km. White exterior/gray interior. One owner. Very clean, runs great. $4,200 obo. (250)616-7252

2 BDRM, Depart Bay view, bright, priv, level-ent, lower suite, G/F, near ferry and bus. $850 per month; incls W/D, hydro and H/W, avail. Feb 15/13, N/S, N/P. Call 250-7544308

DEPARTURE BAY: 1bdrm, private entry, priv. patio $750 utilities incl. 250-751-2405

2005 CHEVY Trail Blazer LS Exc cond. 103,000kmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 6cyl auto, air, cruise, privacy glass, many extras. $10,500. Call after 5pm or leave msg. 1 (250)754-0725

AUTO FINANCING

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

COLLEGE/BOWEN PARKClean 1 bdrm suite in 4-plex, F/S, private entrance, heat included, $600. NS/NP. References. Call 250-753-7363.

TRUCKS & VANS 1991 Chev Silverado 2500, 4x4, 140 km. Drives ok. $1050 OBO. (250)748-0814

SHARED ACCOMMODATION

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

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CARS

2008 Pontiac G5 great shape 63,900k. Power windows, locks, air. $6,900 new set of snow tires incld. 250-792-2620 RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

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

NANAIMO- 1 BDRM Suite, self-contained. $650./mo inclds utils. 250-716-6811 or 250-245-4546, 250-753-4749. N. NANAIMO, spacious 2 bdrm grd level legal suite, furnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d or unfurnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, close to all amens, $1100 mo incls all utils & laundry, N/S. Avail Dec. 1. Call 250-390-2081. RUTHERFORD- 2 bdrm suite, own entrance/ W/D, parking, NS/NP. $875 inclds utils. Call 250-758-7686.

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

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 ďŹ&#x201A;ooring, A/C

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- 1 bdrm, private, F/S, fenced yard, w/ views, laundry. Pet ok. Jan. 1. $595. Call collect, 1-250-388-7271. S. NANAIMO 2-bdrm lower suite. N/P, N/S, non-partiers. Heat, hydro, F/S inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. $950./mo. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Avail Dec. 1st (250)591-6916, (250)816-0085

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;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

1923 FORD â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tâ&#x20AC;? Bucket. 350 short block Chevy. 400 H.P. motor. $18,000. Call Ron (250)729-7146 after 5:00p.m.

1994 34â&#x20AC;&#x2122;-MOTORHOME, 454 gas engine, 110 volt generator, new coffee maker & microwave. Ready to travel. Must see! $10,950. (250)753-0046

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

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34ft. Ready to travel. $9,500. obo or trade. (250)753-0046 1999 PONTIAC Grand Am SE, silver, 98,561km, $1000 as is. (similar to photo shown) 250-753-5945

1994, NOMAD, 5th Wheel, 30 ft. Winter unit. 2 Pull outs. Comes with 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; addition with certiďŹ ed wood stove and skirting. Instant cabin, has been lived in for 3 years. Cheap Living, All $12,500.00 Call 250-248-2747

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

Your Community

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Nanaimo News Bulletin Thursday, December 6, 2012

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island

40 Year Celebration Ashley Brisson, never forgot the promise made to her Boys & Girls Club leader, Karie Nichols. Paul Hansen, owner of the Westcoast Wildnerness Lodge, knows exactly who to credit for introducing him to nature and Patrick Ross, retired VicePresident of Vancouver Island University, are just three of the club alumni whose experience at the Boys & Girls Clubs changed the course of their lives. This year, as the local Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island marks 40 years of service to community, it is a good time to reflect on the impact they have had on so many young lives. “ Today most families are experiencing a lack of time or money; many live far away from extended family, some are struggling

THANK YOU for the PASSION & DEDICATION you bring to children every day.

Enriching Lives since 1972

Our staff SPECIALIZE in delivering LIFE CHANGING Experiences

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island • Largest childcare provider on Vancouver Island • Provides over 100 local jobs • Supports children & families • 12 Centres from Cowichan to Comox Valley Services: Childcare, Youth Programs, Parent Support, Mother Goose, Raising Teens Programs.

with all of this and more” said Ian Kalina, Executive Director. You cannot help being touched by the stories. Kalina continued, “I am very proud of the team. Our dedicated and passionate staff, care deeply about children and take a great deal of interest in enriching young lives. “ It was 1996 when a Nanaimo Boys & Girls club leader took a group of very appreciative young girls on a trip to Disneyland. At a pyjama party held one night in the hotel room the girls thanked Karie for the gift of the Disneyland experience and asked, What can we do for you? Karie replied, No matter how challenging life gets, promise me that you will graduate from high school. They promised. Imagine Karie’s surprise when six years later one of the girls, Ashley Brisson, returned to the club to find her and proudly invite a tearful Karie to her graduation from the John Barsby Community School, culinary program. This serves as a powerful reminder to us all that our words and actions can and will impact children every day. It is an exciting time for the club. Through new partnerships they are working to meet today’s needs, locating more clubs onsite at schools and exploring social enterprise

Our Staff SPECIALIZE in Delivering LIFE CHANGING Experiences

“I would like to thank the staff of the Boys & Girls Club for getting me out of the city, for introducing me to nature and for changing the course of my life” Paul Hansen, Owner Westcoast Wilderness Lodge

Enriching Lives since 1972

opportunities. Teaching youth business and social skills while continually building more connection to the community is a great way to celebrate the past and move forward into the future.

Thank you for taking care of Children, while we take care of Business. Congratulations on 40 years of community service from your partners at: Church Pickard, Coastal Community Credit Union, B. Gallant Homes, Coastal Mountain Fuels, Sun Life Financial, Kal Tire, Mosaic IT & Kwik Kopy Design & Print Centre.

Calling all Alumni and Former Staff Members – 40th Anniversary Event Please join us on Sunday, December 9th, 2012 at the Nanaimo Clippers hockey game. Alumni and former staff members are invited to celebrate the achievements of the last 40 years by emailing your most memorable and moving stories to reception@bgccvi.com

Also, see many of the old faces and meet the new, at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island 40th Anniversary celebration event at the Nanaimo Clippers Junior hockey

game, Sunday, December 9th, 2012 at Frank Crane Arena in Nanaimo. Game time: 3:00 pm. To purchase tickets, please call the Clippers at: 250-751-0593

“Thank you u to o all the staf staff a f of the Boys & Girls Club of Central Vancouver Island for building character and creating possibilities for our children while we build the communities they live in.”

Church Pickard has been offering tax and business expertise to the Nanaimo area for more than seventy years. “Your Success is our Focus”

Congratulations and thanks to all the staff of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island for their dedication and hard work in helping the children in our community!

Nanaimo News Bulletin, December 06, 2012  

December 06, 2012 edition of the Nanaimo News Bulletin

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