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Regional district lays charges in illegal dumping cases BY NIOMI PEARSON THE NEWS BULLETIN

Bench warrants have been issued on two residents after they failed to appear in provincial court on illegal dumping charges. The charges, laid by the Regional District of Nanaimo, are the first under the district’s Waste Stream Management Licensing Bylaw, which was created in 2004.

The residents, Richard Sitar and Nikki Deer, are charged with two separate incidences of dumping, on or around May 30, 2012 and Aug. 1, 2012. Both were scheduled to appear in court Dec. 4, but neither showed up. Both could face fines of up to $200,000 under the bylaw. The news comes as a small victory for Ken Smith, one of a group of local residents who took it upon themselves to clean up illegally dumped garbage

on the Doumont trails earlier this year. Together, with assistance from Waste Management, members of the Nanaimo Mountain Bike and MikeIsland ATV clubs removed 6,700 kilograms of waste from the area. Maude Mackey, RDN Zero Waste compliance officer, could not confirm if the Doumont incident is related to the current charges before the courts. ◆ See ‘ILLEGAL’ ‘ /4

Ambitious goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Nanaimo are being revisited after it became clear the goals were impossible to achieve. Andrew Tucker, the city’s director of planning, said previous energy emissions plans, while adopted by city council with good intentions and encouraged by the province, are not reachable. “Amendments to the OCP [Official Community Plan] were made in 2010 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 33 per cent below 2007 levels by 2020 and reduce those further by 80 per cent by 2050,” said Tucker. “Those were very aggressive goals, provincial goals at the time, and, admittedly, were aspirational goals.” Instead, the goals have been reset to reduce emissions by three per cent below 2007 levels by 2020, and 39 per cent by 2050. To show its ongoing commitment to environmental sustainabil-

ity, which are also pillars in the city’s official community plan and the recently adopted corporate strategic plan, city council adopted its latest effort Monday, the Community Sustainability Action Plan, a plan Tucker called several years in the making. This latest attempt to reduce emissions will encourage the city to work with major employers, development industry, the Regional District of Nanaimo, Vancouver Island Unive r s i t y, Va n c o u ve r Island Health Authority and other stakeholders to reduce emissions in facilities not owned by the municipality (the city is obligated under a different program to reduce greenhouse gases). In September 2007, in accordance with provincial emissions reduction goals, city council adopted the Corporate Energy Emissions Plan, which took a close look at what the city generates in greenhouse gases and to explore what can be done to mitigate those emissions and perhaps save money. ◆ See ‘NEW’ /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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Members of the Mid Island Chapter of the Council of Canadians held a peaceful protest, made up mostly of songs, at the Beban Park Social Centre on Dec. 4 during an open house hosted by Kinder Morgan to educate people on the proposed twinning of its Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta’s oil sands to Vancouver. Protesters say the West Coast environment will be put under pressure due to increased tanker traffic and potential spills.

Brennan continues district leadership role Nanaimo school board leadership will stay virtually the same for the next year. At the inaugural board meeting Wednesday evening, Jamie Brennan was re-elected chairman and Dot Neary takes over from Sharon Welch as vice-

chairwoman. Neary will remain business committee chairwoman and Kim Howland will continue to head the education committee. TerryLynn Saunders and Bill Robinson carry on representing Nanaimo on the B.C.

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Chamber scrutinizes budget process for tax fairness BY TOBY GORMAN THE NEWS BULLETIN

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Test tension reliever Dylan Chapdelaine, Vancouver Island University trades student, hammers out his frustrations on the exterior of a junked Ford Taurus during a break between exams at VIU Thursday. The car smash was part of a series of stress-busting events hosted by the VIU Students’ Union, which included visits with therapy dogs, yoga classes and shiatsu massage, to help students relieve test anxiety last week.

Health workers suspend job action A range of health-care services will continue as normal in Nanaimo this week, as health science workers suspend strike activity. After nine months of contract negotiations, the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association, made up of health-care workers in hospitals and community health facilities such as lab imaging technicians, pharmacists, dieticians, radiation therapists and physiotherapists, launched a two-day strike action last week that meant a delay in services for some residents. On Thursday, hospital pharmacists reduced work to essential services only and Friday, medical and diagnostic imaging services, such as MRI, mammography, sonography and CT scans, were down to essential levels. Public health inspectors also reduced services. Val Wilson, a spokeswoman for the Vancouver Island Health Authority, said the action meant 192 procedures, including CT scans, MRIs, X-Rays and ultrasounds, were postponed in the central Island region, which includes Nanaimo Regional

General Hospital and hospitals in Port Alberni, Tofino and Duncan. After Friday’s job action, the bargaining association decided to plan another week of discipline-specific strikes, but then the Health Employers Association of B.C. made an offer last weekend that the bargaining association wants to take back to members. Reid Johnson, president of the Health Sciences Association, the largest union within the HSPBA, said Saturday’s offer included what amounts to a 1.4-per cent wage increase over two years when decreases to benefits are included and he believes some workers could face wage rollbacks. “They’ve been offered less than other public sector tables that have already settled,” he said. “We want to get a sense from our members what they think of this proposal and see how our members want to be engaged on this in the future.” A press release from the employers’ association states that it is anxious to get back to the table and reach an agreement that is good for patients, employees and employers.

T he Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce says it is going to closely examine the city’s budget process, specifically on long-term asset management and tax fairness for commercial properties. The first draft of the 2013 municipal budget was scheduled to go before city council yesterday. Council has until May 15 to officially adopt the final budget, though the majority of deliberations and public input take place in January and February. “With a responsibility for over $160 million per year of expenditures, the City of Nanaimo has to ensure that it is providing services to the community in the most effective manner,” said Mike Delves, chair man of the chamber of commerce. 2013 is the first year in quite some time where residential, commercial and industrial tax rate increases are in line, pegged currently to increase 3.6 per cent each property class for the coming budget. Over the past several years industrial tax rate increases have been lowered as much as 20 per cent to spur economic development in the area, shifting the tax burden to residential property owners. But the chamber is concerned about commercial taxrate increases, saying that while the tax-rate increase is similar for all three classes, in reality commercial businesses are paying three times the amount of tax for receiving the same services as residential taxpayers. In Nanaimo, a home valued at $390,000 generates just over $2,800 in tax revenue, while a business assessed at the same amount has to pay around $8,000. “We need clear disclosure on the property tax rates, not just per cent increases, and this is something our chamber members have said they will be closely scrutinizing,”

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said Sue Allen, chamber CEO, adding that a preferable ratio between commercial and residential tax responsibilities would be parity. Allen said that most small businesses don’t use three times the amount of city services as residents, so should not be required to spend three times the property tax. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business is calling for a 2:1 ratio, commercial to residential respectively. Nanaimo sits at about the middle of the pack for commercial tax rates for B.C. communities with a rate 2.95 times that of residential. Coquitlam is the highest in the province at five times, while Saskatoon is one of the nation’s lowest at 1.75, according to federation statistics. Of the $160-million city budget, about half is generated through property taxes with the balance largely coming from grants from senior levels of government, such as more than $17 million to pay for the new $65-million water treatment centre scheduled to open in 2015. Coun. Fred Pattje said he welcomes the chamber’s participation in the budget deliberations. “I appreciate all the work the chamber is doing in conjunction with the city, such as its Successful Cities initiative,” said Pattje. “There is absolutely noth-

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Vancouver Island University support workers are voting on a tentative agreement reached last week. The four-year deal, which expires in 2014, has no wage increase in the first two years in keeping with the province’s net-zero mandate

and four one-per cent wage hikes spread over the final two years. The university’s roughly 300 Canadian Union of Public Employees workers, including clerical, maintenance and food services employees, have been without a contract since July.

Illegal dumping cases decline ◆ From /1 Mackey said there have been 102 reports of illegal dumping up to Nov. 30 of this year, down from the 112 reported this time last year. “Dumping is an issue everywhere,” she said. “We recognize it’s never going to stop but we attempt to manage it as best we can within the confines of the regulatory requirements. “If we can attribute an illegal dump to someone, we attempt to make them responsible and have them clean it up and if that isn’t achievable, then unfortunately it’s up to the courts to decide what the appropriate remedy should be.” Smith, a member of the ATV club, started up a Facebook group and began petitioning the RDN to take action

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after he came across a large mass of garbage while riding through the Doumont trails area. “I feel that since we brought it to their attention we’ve put their feet to the fire a bit,” he said. Smith says he hopes the charges will be a wake-up call to future offenders. “It’s a start,” he said. “Maybe if the RDN keeps doing this it will make people realize it’s not that far to drive out to the dump.” To re por t ille g al dumping in the RDN, please call 250-390-6560 or 1-877-607-4111, or visit www.rdn.bc.ca and click on the solid waste and recycling link. To report illegal dumping in the City of Nanaimo, please call 250-758-5222. reporter3@nanaimobulletin.com

New targets more realistic ◆ From /1 In 2008, the province then passed Bill 27, and each community in B.C. was asked to set target levels to reduce g reenhouse gases according to their official community plans and to help the province reach its own goals. Since then, 35 B.C. municipalities have undergone energy audits, and virtually all of them have been forced to lower their targets. According to Tucker, the Community Sustainability Action Plan sets out a framework to ensure the new goals are met. By working with community partners, sectors like land use and transportation, buildings, energy and solid waste will be reduced through a variety of tools, including financial, non-financial, education and regulation approaches. Coun. Jim Kipp said the new plan is more realistic. “This will cause some concerns for people but things are changing dynamically,” said Kipp. “What we tried to achieve before is almost impossible to get to those levels. I think this is a good step forward.” reporter2@nanaimobulletin.com

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School trustees adopt vision for future LITTLE INTEREST shown in turnout at public meeting.

Mike Ball, first vice-president of the Nanaimo District Teachers’ Association, and Alana Cameron, president of the District Parent Advisory Council. “This is the end of the beginning,” said Jamie Brennan, school board chairman. “We’re on the road now and there’s a lot of work to do to put some meat on the bones of the plan.” The plan consists of three goals – meet each student’s needs; continuous improvement of instruction and assessment; and enhanced facilities for learning – and suggested strategies to achieve these goals. It calls for development of a

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Nanaimo school district has a plan. After a year of work, including an extensive public consultation process, trustees adopted the district’s newly developed draft strategic plan at a special board meeting last week. Just two members of the public were present at the meeting –

10-year facilities plan by next April that takes into account optimal school sizes at the elementary level of 200-400 students and at the secondary level of 6001,200 students and development of policies to support the first two goals. The target completion dates for the policies are late in the current school year and next fall. The new policies and facilities plan will take into account the various reviews that the board commissioned in recent years, such as the technology and French immersion reviews, and other items the board has referred to in the strategic plan-

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plan calls for, people are engaged and get the opportunity to have some input, said Brennan. Since the plan is a framework at this point with specific actions still to be developed, trustees didn’t feel there was a need for consultation at this point, he added. A copy of the draft plan is available at www.sd68.bc.ca. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

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Nanaimo city council unanimously voted to send a letter of concern to Canada Post over its decision to charge developers $200 per household created by subdivision for the installation of new mail boxes. The Development Process Review Committee expressed concern that Canada Post made no effort to consult with city staff, and it’s not clear how the charges will be collected.

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Bell time changes, charging some students and buying transportation management software are among the recommendations made in a report analyzing Nanaimo school district’s transportation services. Earlier this fall, the district hired a consulting firm to conduct a review of the bus transportation operations to determine if there are any efficiencies or changes to the current system the district should consider. Funding shortfalls motivated the move – the district spends

about $1.696 million on busing, but is only given $1.225 million by the province to provide the service. The report by U.S.based Management Partnership Services Inc. states that the district provides bus services at an average cost with average to above average service levels, but there are opportunities to reduce cost and improve service levels. The report recommends the district start with reviewing transportation policies and procedures. Students are eligible for bus service if they live a certain distance from the school, but few students live outside the established walk limits and the presence of empty seats encourages an increase in the number of courtesy riders.

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About 1,800 students ride the bus and roughly 22 per cent of those students are what the district calls courtesy riders – students who don’t qualify for bus services because they live within walk limit policies. D o n n a R e i m e r, school district spokeswoman, said while the district knows generally how many courtesy riders there are, the district needs a better way of tracking who is actually riding the bus, which is why the report recommends buying transportation management software. The report recommends consideration of a user-pay system for otherwise ineligible students and greater use of transportation assistance – giving parents a subsidy for driving their children to school. It also recommends looking at ride time policies – the district has a ride time policy of 30 minutes for

Four new 84-passenger buses will be added to Nanaimo school district’s fleet. The Education Ministry has given the district $540,523 to buy the buses as part of its annual fleet renewal program. Nanaimo school board passed a bylaw at a recent meeting that gives staff the green light to buy the vehicles. Donna Reimer, school district spokeswoman, said the average age of the district’s fleet of 29 buses is 11.6 years old and the four oldest buses will be retired when the new ones arrive. “Obviously the new buses will make quite an impact on the average age of the fleet,” she said. A total of $14 million for 37 school districts was handed out to buy 125 buses provincially. The ministry has negotiated bulk pricing agreements with school bus vendors for the second year. Last year, bulk pricing resulted in savings of 10-15 per cent. Previously, districts negotiated bus pricing individually.

elementary students, which consultants deemed “restrictive”, and one hour for secondary students. Staggering bell times would allow the district to reuse buses for multiple trips each day, but changing these would impact the whole operation of schools, said Reimer. “It’s not a change

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Building team first priority for new chief

Sean DePol, manager of wastewater services, Regional District of Nanaimo, sits in front of a section of the recently completed cogeneration system at the Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre. The centre is one of the first water treatment plants of its size in Canada to implement cogeneration, which creates electricity by using biogas as a selfsustaining fuel source.

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As he prepares to step into the permanent role of chief administrative officer for the Regional District of Nanaimo next week, Paul Thorkelsson says one of his first priorities is building a stellar management team to continue working in a positive direction for the future. “We’ve had a pretty tumultuous summer into the fall … we’ve had a number of retirements,” he said. Thorkelsson, the RDN’s general manager of strategic and community development, served as interim CAO since September, after Carol Mason moved on to provide the same role for Metro Vancouver. In addition to overseeing his own replacement, Thorkelsson said there are a few other general manager positions to fill. “The key thing for me in the short term is getting that senior management team back in full strength, and get people back in positions that we need to have.” Thorkelsson said his decision to take on the CAO position was a natural progression of his career in local government and the logical next step. Previously, he worked as manager of building inspection for the City of Nanaimo and has even sat on the other side of the boardroom table, as a municipal councillor for the Town of Creston. Thorkelsson was hired at the RDN six years ago. “My focus previously was in the strategic and community development areas – the land-use planning, short range and long range, the regional growth strategy, development approvals and building permits,” Thorkelsson said. “Now it’s just broadened into all of the areas of the organization.” The new CAO holds two master’s degrees – in architecture and public administration – and said he is excited for the challenges his new position will provide. “Fundamentally, I’m committed to what the board’s been able to achieve in the RDN over the last six years that I’ve been here and I really want to be able see that continue,” he said. “The good work of the RDN in the areas of long range planning, transit and solid waste management, recycling programs, the kitchen waste and organic diversion work, they’re all really important things and it’s those achievements that make this a great organization to work for and there’s more like that to work towards in the future.”

The key thing for me in the short term is getting that senior management team back in full strength.

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Plant powered up by wastewater I COGENERATION FACILITY largest of its kind in Canada to create electricity using biogas as a self-sustaining fuel source. BY NIOMI PEARSON THE NEWS BULLETIN

The Regional District of Nanaimo is putting its excess gas to good use. The completion of a brand new cogeneration system at the Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre will allow the wastewater treatment facility to not only produce self-sustaining heat, but also enough electricity to power 325 households per year.

Sean DePol, RDN manager of wastewater services, said the treatment plant will be the first of its size in Canada to implement cogeneration. “We are at the leading edge,” he said. “We are going to get those answers of what it’s going to cost to operate and maintain so other facilities that want to do a similar thing will have concrete numbers that they can put into a business plan to move forward.”

Cogeneration facilities are defined by the ability to provide two sources of energy. In the RDN’s case, they will use the excess biogas created when wastewater sludge is stabilized and reduced in volume by the treatment plant’s anaerobic digesters, to heat the plant and generate electricity. Historically, that biogas was used as a heat source, however only 40 per cent of the gas was utilized, DePol said. He added that while there will be maintenance costs to determine in the next year of operations, being a sustainable energy producer will provide environmental

and cost savings in the long run. “The amount that we receive per kilowatt that we will sell to B.C. Hydro is almost double what we purchase off B.C. Hydro,” he said. “We will be making a profit on this, we just don’t know what it will be.” “In addition to that, as we expand the treatment plant to secondary, we’ll be removing more organics out of the wastewater, which means we’ll have more organics to go into the digesters, which means we’ll produce more biogas and an even greater quantity of heat and electricity.” reporter3@nanaimobulletin.com

Residents complain of disruptive construction BY TOBY GORMAN THE NEWS BULLETIN

South Fork Road residents may get fire hydrants they’ve asked for to diminish safety concer ns expressed over chlorine tanks that will be stored at the city’s new water treatment centre, but council only offered an apology for the disruptive construction. Janette Pongratz-Doyle, speaking on behalf of more than a dozen nearby residents, said the five-month construction project of installing pipes along driveway entrances has created “nerve-wracking conditions” for residents, who she says have to drive more than 60 kilometres to get their mail due to road closures. “Normally it takes us 10 minutes,” she said. “Now it takes 50 minutes to one hour. One neighbour got to within one minute of her house and was told she had to go back around. That was a 39-kilometre trip.” Despite the inconveniences,

residents are also worried that the construction will affect emergency services gaining access to the area, and that chlorine tanks stored at the treatment centre, about 400 metres from homes, will create a fire hazard. Pongratz-Doyle pointed out that the forested interface area has seen its share of bush fires over the past three years – 30 to 50 have been recorded, some suspicious – and residents are concerned a forest fire could create a potential disaster if the chlorine tanks are breached. Coun. Ted Greves, a former firefighter, said his research says that the chlorine being used is an oxidizer, and therefore not flammable, posing no risk to residents. He added that the tanks would be properly contained and stored, with sprinkler systems, to mitigate danger potential. “It’s not like it’s going to go boom,” he said. Greves added that construction employees working on the project said crews quickly

clear the road if emergency services need to pass through, and that there are alternative road options for residents to use when the affected road is not passable. “Nobody up there is landlocked,” he said. “It’s messy, it’s bumpy, and there are waits, but it all seems to boil down to an inconvenience.” Nevertheless, council did support the residents’ wishes of having two or three fire hydrants installed at a cost of $4,000 each, as long as taxpayers of the Regional District of Nanaimopicked up the tab. Joe Stanhope, RDN chairman, sent a letter to Nanaimo city council indicating the district would explore ways to pay for the hydrants. Even though the disruptions and fire concerns are a result of the new $65-million water treatment facility, city manager Al Kenning said hooking nearby residents up to city water is likely not an option. That doesn’t sit well with Mike Gogo, whose family has

owned property in the area for more than 100 years. “I don’t need any of their water, they can drown in it for all I care,” said Gogo. “But there is all kinds of precedents for water outside the city, examples being … Extension, Cedar and all the rest of it. But they aren’t being bothered by this, we are. “Why does Nanaimo have exclusive rights to water that is out behind these people’s property? The reservoir isn’t in Nanaimo, the pipeline isn’t in Nanaimo, the water treatment plant isn’t in Nanaimo but Nanaimo gets the water and the people around here don’t? We’re the first potential client on the line and we get sweet [expletive] all.” The road portion of the project is expected to be completed in three months with the rest of the project expected to be done in five months. The water treatment plant is scheduled to go online in spring 2015. reporter2@nanaimobulletin.com


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Dumping case p provides hope p The Regional District of Nanaimo flashed some teeth and showed taxpayers this area finally has a bylaw that appears to have some bite. We say appears, because while the RDN laid illegal dumping charges against two residents under its Waste Stream Management Licensing Bylaw, it’s now up to the courts to show the bite is more than just a nibble. The maximum fine is $200,000, though even the most optimistic person would have trouble believing that will happen. The fact the two failed to appear and face charges, however, doesn’t bode well for them as the courts have a history of frowning more so on disrespect to the legal system than disrespect for the environment. But any fine would be a pleasant surprise for the taxpayer who has to be growing tired of toothless bylaws within the RDN and City of Nanaimo and the lack of any appearance of enforcement. From bicycles or in-line skates on the harbourfront walkway, to dog owners refusing to leash their pets in city parks, the list of bylaws that seem to go ignored is a long one. Even Nanaimo Fire Rescue rarely brings down the hammer with illegal burning. For the most part, a resident caught with an illegal fire is read the regulations and the blaze is extinguished. One has to be a multiple offender before a ticket is considered. Of course, like any crime, knowing someone has dumped garbage in the woods surrounding Nanaimo or spraypainted a graffiti tag on a mailbox or in a tunnel is one thing. Proving it is another. One has to be caught redhanded, leave something incriminating behind that leads investigators in the right direction, or is turned in by a Good Samaritan. No matter how the crime is solved, the only deterrent is a tough punishment. Showing this bylaw not only has teeth, but sharp ones, is a good start. 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

Holiday season of giving is upon us The season of giving is upon could wake up on Christmas us. morning and not have a present. Sometimes it’s easy to feel However, it’s heartbreaking to overwhelmed. Often people feel think that a kid could wake up pulled in several directions. and not have food for the day. Commitments pile up with The food bank is getting more holiday. Everywhere a person clients trying to make ends meet, turns, there seems to be an and the Salvation Army is also invite for a work event or a trying to help people out during friend’s party. the holiday season. The shopping centres With so much need are packed with people around it’s hard to REPORTER’S trying to get their say no. But, it’s OK to VIEWPOINT holiday presents. say no. There is a lot It seems people are of pressure for people Rachel Stern on edge even when to give during this Reporter p they pass you in the season. aisles at stores, more Yet, not everyone interested in running can afford to give. you over than offering Times are tough a smile. Tempers flare for everyone, and as people lose their working families are patience in line, at the seeing their buying till and in the parking power diminish with lot. increases in taxes and This season it seems like prices. people are a little grumpy. I’ve Yet, wages remain frozen for been guilty of being grumpy many people. It means more myself. I’ve tried not to take it money is going out the door out on other people, but every with little left for everyday once in a while it slips out no necessities. matter how much I try to keep There is a lot of pressure to it in and tell myself that person give and not everyone can afford really didn’t do anything wrong to give money. – just breathe and relax. But perhaps a few hours of Sufficed to say I need to volunteer time could be a way breathe and relax a lot more. a person can contribute during During the holidays it is also a this season of giving. time of need. I know I feel guilty every time When I look around in the I pass a Salvation Army kettle. community I see so many Those volunteers braving the organizations looking for help to cold, sometimes merrily ringing get others through tough times. their bells in the rain, make me It’s sad to think that a kid want to give. Yet, if I gave every

time I passed a kettle, I would be in desperate need and would push myself into debt. Even if I have already given, I still feel bad every time I pass. This year I didn’t put any money in the kettles. Although, I have dedicated a little time to stand by one and ring the bells. I chose this year to band together with my fellow News Bulletin co-workers and sponsor one family. There are many organizations this time of year giving Christmas hamper packages to clients or people they know. It’s sad to think people don’t have enough money to buy even the most basic things I have in my home. A few casserole dishes, a set of plates, kitchen utensils. These don’t seem like luxury items. Yet, to some people, they aren’t at the top of the list when it comes to spending their money. They are more concerned about the rent and food. Heat could be another optional luxury because with hydro rates climbing and many people on electric heat, those winter bills can be too much to tackle. This holiday season I hope people give what they can afford – whether it’s money, time or maybe just a moment to stop and ask how a person is doing. A smile and hello can make a big difference in a person’s day, especially in these stressful times. arts@nanaimobulletin.com


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Theatre’s tax trough runs dry To the Editor, Re: Council reluctant to discuss Centre Stage upgrades, Dec. 6. Some in the arts community must truly believe they are born with golden spoons in their mouths and that taxpayers must cater to their every impatient whim. The last thing city council must do is give close to $1 million to fix up the fallingapart, Temple of Gloom, otherwise known as Nanaimo Centre Stage. When this old church and nightclub was bought by the city four years ago, thanks to the misguided prodding and an extra $100,000 thrown in from the then Downtown

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Nanaimo Partnership’s board of directors, the idea was stupid. Stupid in that taxpayers were conned into buying

a dilapidated building for a few spoiled whiners who still believe it’s their eternal right to the public money trough. Who knew then they’d be coming after more coin down the road from the public? Thankfully, today, councilors Ted Greves and Bill MacKay say the white elephant should not receive one cent – Greves rightfully saying “we should knock the darn thing down.” This exceptional, straightforward opposition is all quite contrary to the city hall spin-doctoring of 2008 which said the theatre would spur economic growth and development in the area.

Trouble is, the only thing being accomplished is helping local renovation and construction companies get rich at taxpayers’ expense. Socialites need to put down their ‘whine’ glasses and fold up their held out hands – the money trough has run dry. Taxpayers are mad as hell that it’s going to cost almost twice the purchase price to fix up this aging palace of doom. City council must sell the crumbling structure forthwith and divert our hardearned cash to essential services like police, fire, water or sewers – not garbage. R.C. Stearman Nanaimo

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Federal Conservatives destroying democratic process To the Editor, Re: Political work a balancing act, Opinion, Dec. 1. I’m horrified Nanaimo newspapers have come out in favour of the Conservative government. The Conservatives are destroying the democratic process day by day in Parliament and transparency is now a disappearing concept. Fo r m o n t h s w e watched Peter Mackay lie about the cost of the F35 fighter jets in Parliament. Billions of dollars of our money, pushed out of sight, under the table. This man goes on a fishing trip and has a Canadian rescue helicopter pick him up in the wilderness on our tab.

The Northern Gateway pipeline is going to destroy the environment. Some things are priceless and irretrievable. I am heartsick at what is happening to Canada and to Canadian newspapers. Madeline Bruce Nanaimo

Hint of conflict means removal To the Editor, Re: Complaint spurs conflict probe, Dec. 4. I’ve always wondered about some of Mayor John Ruttan’s comments and decisions, but the good people of Nanaimo gave him a chance to prove his worth with a second term.

But it appears our good mayor is not thinking any clearer than Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. If there is even a perceived conflict of interest, the mayor must remove himself from any council discussions and most certainly not vote on the issue. The vote where council forwarded funding so the Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association could begin work immediately on an assessment of a project that involves a property that the mayor owns is far more than a perceived conflict of interest. As a wise man once told me “if it does not

pass the smell test, something is rotten.” Coun. Jim Kipp seems to be a bright light in many of the latest council decisions. I hope he has enough support to complete a core review at city hall. Murray McNab Nanaimo

Manholes pose driving danger To the Editor, I’m sure taxpayers and commuters have noticed the horrific number of sunken manhole covers on Nanaimo streets, some no different that a pothole in the road. From my understanding, highways and roads within city

limits must be duly maintained/serviced according to the Highway Act of B.C. These covers cause unsafe conditions, damaging suspension and tires on a vehicle, and present a danger to motorcyclists. I’m sure many are familiar with the hole in the Island Highway across from Earls Restaurant heading south, or the manhole covers between Third and Fourth streets on Bruce Avenue. Road safety depends on safe road conditions. No driver needs to dodge sunken manhole covers and possibly cause an accident. Kurt Campbell Nanaimo

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Bowlers provide children with hope Variety – The Children’s Charity is hoping Nanaimo bowlers will toss a strike for the kids. Variety’s B.C. Bowls For Kids, a two-month-long fundraising campaign in partnership with Bowl B.C. and Youth

Bowling Canada, takes place throughout December and January at bowling centres across the province, including Brechin Lanes and Splitsville Entertainment Centre in Nanaimo. Leagues, teams, businesses

and individuals are encouraged to collect pledges and bowl for Variety. For more information, please e-mail Variety B.C. at carlene. field@variety.bc.ca, call 1-604320-0505 or go to www.variety. bc.ca.

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Special memory

Nathalie Cooke hangs a memory card upon a Nanaimo Community Hospice Celebrate a Life tree at Country Club Centre in memory of her mother, Katie. The trees are at Country Club until Dec. 16, and at Woodgrove Centre from Friday (Dec. 14) until Dec. 21. For more information, please call 250-758-8857.

ANNOUNCEMENT

Academy has history of success Academy of Learning College wants to ensure all Canadians are confident to go back to school to pursue their goals and dreams. With a 25-year history of expansion and success, Academy of Learning College continues to develop and enhance their innovative approach to education. A change in the college’s logo and name – it was previously Academy of Learning Career and Business College – reflects that, but much more is happening at its 60 locations across Canada. Currently, prospective students have more than 250 certificate programs and 80 diploma programs to choose from across a diverse range of faculties – accounting, business, health care, information technology, and web and graphic design – and that choice is constantly increasing. The college’s distinction from other organizations is its effective methods of learning employed at every location and with every, single student. These methods use the Integrated Learning System (ILS) which enables students to advance through academic curricula at individual learning speeds, allowing them to learn at a pace and level that is best suited for their own needs.

The ultimate goal of this teaching approach is to equip students with the necessary skills needed to further their career prospects. “Upgrading skills is one of the most effective ways of getting a new job, of positioning yourself for a promotion, and of enriching life for yourself, and for your family,� said Rob Simas, director of academics. By making ILS an integral part of their education mandate, the college reinforces its mission to deliver the most up-to-date and effective learning tools and processes to students. Multiple resources complementing ILS include: one-on-one training; job placement assistance; and financial aid opportunities. “We want to ensure that all Canadians are confident to go back to school, especially those who have been thinking about it, but are hesitant to take the first step,� Simas said. “With our flexible class times and program starts, and with our wide range of funding options, there has never been a better time to seize the moment.� For more infor mation on Academy of Learning College’s Nanaimo location, please call 250-753-4220.

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arts Latest album has darker, brooding tone BY RACHEL STERN THE NEWS BULLETIN

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other Mother has taken on a darker tone in its latest album The Sticks. It explores the issues of people relying too much on electronic tools and elements in society. Mother Mother doesn’t usually set out to create a theme for its albums, said Ryan Guldemond, guitarist and vocalist for the band. He said it just worked out that way this time with a bit of an underlying theme lyrically.� “We’re not eternal optimists by any stretch. It’s electronic and dynamic. It’s got all different flavours,� said Guldemond, adding it will still appeal to the true blue Mother Mother fans. The band doesn’t try to emulate any specific genre of music when creating songs, they just come into being, he said. The song, The Sticks, which was also chosen as the albums title, explores the concept of living in isolation and getting away to a more peaceful setting without the distraction of peripheral clutter. Guldemond said the song is the most ominous track on the album. “The Sticks doesn’t recoil. It brazenly pro-

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claims its philosophy,� he said. The singer believes in taking in the moment when it comes to creating music and experiencing life.

“All anyone can try to do is have a pure moment,� he said. “What we regret more is when we were not there enough in that moment.� Guldemond said Mother Mother loves its Vancou-

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Bonnie Catterson, back left, and her students in a Kismet Academy class warm up for an acting session in preparation for their upcoming production in Trapped.

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MUSIC ROLY BARRETTE plays Acme Food Co. Friday (Dec. 14).

GARY FJELLGAARD and Saskia and Darrel play a fundraising concert for St. Andrew's United Church Friday (Dec. 14) 7 p.m. Tickets $20 available at West Coast Classic Floral, Fascinating Rhythm, Tom Lee Music and St. Andrew's Church office. PRE-CHRISTMAS PARTY at the Palace Hotel Friday (Dec. 14), Tickets $8 available at Palace. Features Sirreal, Blue Satellite and Subterranean. LITTLEHEAD plays the Harewood Arms Pub Saturday (Dec. 15) starting at 9 p.m. DANIELLE SWEENEY TRIO plays Acme Food Co. Saturday (Dec. 15). MAGYARS, AND COAL MOON play the Courts Saturday (Dec. 15). MOTHER MOTHER with Hannah Georgas at the Port Theatre Sunday (Dec. 16). After party at the Queen's with Tristan Clark. Tickets $32.50 available at www.porttheatre.com or call 250754-8550.

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Malaspina Choir, Nanaimo Chamber Orechestra and guest soloists for third annual concert Sunday (Dec. 16) 2:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's United Church. Tickets $20 adults/$15 students. Call 250-754-8550 or go to www.porttheatre. com.

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In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On September 14, 2012, at the 600 block of Nova Street, Nanaimo, BC, Peace Officer (s) of the Nanaimo RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $5,815 CAD, on or about 19:00 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was a warrant authorized by the court pursuant to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada to seize evidence in respect of an offence (or offences) under section 5(2) (Possession for purpose of trafficking) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2012-1312, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by

the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website, accessible online at www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/ civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.


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

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HAIRSTYLIST WANTED full time/part time for First Choice Hair Cutters in their Nanaimo location.Guaranteed $11/hour, 25% proďŹ t sharing, paid overtime, beneďŹ ts, paid birthday, vacation pay, annual advanced training and advancement opportunities. Call 1866-472-4339 today for an interview. Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Scheduled Days Off. Call Lloyd 780-723-5051

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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 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

39’ 2004 TRAVEL Trailer, park model, “Terry model� asking $11,900. Propane furnace, 2 yrs old, full size, asking $700, worth $2000 new. 30’ pressure treated power pole, $200. Call (250)735-3258. 4 TOYO tires, used, M & S, P225/60/16, good condition, $180. Call (250)586-6673.

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

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

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FRIENDLY FRANK 93POCKET BOOKS: Cookson, Roberts, Clancy, Koontz, and a few more good authors. $1ea. 1 (250)729-0875 BEAUTIFUL New handcrafted rocking horse, seat 17�h, $90. pics by email. 250)758-1051.

KITCHEN TABLE and 4 chairs. All solid hardwood. $50. (250)740-2768

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.

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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.

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.

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

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

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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.

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

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BRAND NEW Kitchenaide stainless steel 8 piece cookware pots. $180 (ďŹ rm). New cost was $399. (250)729-9978

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CHRISTMAS TREE, 7.5’, pre lit (clear) Grand Noble, slim line, new, needs stand. $90 obo. (250)758-9447.

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MUSICAL swing- $5. 2 Fisher Price mobiles $3 $2 or everything for $9. (250)758-2343.

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

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

#111-3270 Ross Rd- 2 bdrms, 1.5 bath, $800. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

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. GREAT GIFT IDEA! 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. Use promo code COOLGIFT For 10 % off! www.chillspot.biz 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.

1 & 2 BDRM (Hospital Area) 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

CREEKFRONT 2.5 acres in Englishman River Estates, Errington. Total 3000 sqft, 3 bdrm, 4 bath near-new home including private suite. $449,900. Courtesy to realtors. Call 250-586-8444. For details: http://members.shaw.ca/ forsale_1580benzon/

TAYLOR MADE golf bag (brand new), full size with stand, $75 obo. 250-758-3410

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

FURNITURE 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 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.

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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

RACOON TRAP, $20; electric oil space heater, $15; dehumidiďŹ er, $15; golf cart, bag, 8 clubs, 2 ball retrievers, $20. (250)758-2012

VILLAS MAPLE coffee table, $99 obo. 1 (250)390-4493

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“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.

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, $80.mo/strata, totally reno’d. May take back mortgage, $150,000. 250-738-0221.

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. SNOW TIRES, P215/60R15, steel belted radials, used one season only (Dec & Jan). As new. (250)748-4658

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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

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

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250-754-2936 231-99 Chapel St- Bachelor, $595. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 25 PRYDE Ave. 1-bdrm grnd level townhouse, in suite laundry. $675. (250)756-4728. #304 - 4720 UPLANDS- 1 bdrm, $700. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 310-3185 BARONS Rd- 2 bdrm $750. 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 3185 BARONS Rd- 2 bdrm $800. 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 430 STEWART Avenue- 1 & 2 bdrms, $650 & $750. 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.

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.

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

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

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

FORD 150XLT & 5th WHEEL ‘04 Ford 150 XLT, heavy duty, eng 5.4 l, 100k, boxliner, supercab $12,500. 04’ - 24’6” Westwind 5th wheel. Best of towable & liveable, new queen mattress, hardly used, rear kitchen great layout & great condition. $15,500. 250-5864716

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The city’s sports fans, coaches and proud parents have only a few more days to get their nominations in for the Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards. The annual banquet and awards ceremony will be held Feb. 9 at the Coast Bastion Inn. The deadline is Friday (Dec. 14) to nominate an athlete of the year, junior athlete of the year, masters athlete of the year or team of the year. There are 16 different awards categories in all. For more information, and to download nomination forms, please visit www. nanaimosportachievementawards.com.

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Surrey Eagles player Demico Hannoun, left, tries to keep Nanaimo Clippers opponent Trevor Fitzgerald from getting to the puck during Sunday afternoon’s B.C. Hockey League game at Frank Crane Arena. The Clippers won 5-2.

Surrey spring three breakaways, and though goalie Jayson Argue stopped those chances, the Eagles did capitalize on another defensive breakdown to make it 3-2. The Clippers’ Kyle Kramer tipped home a power-play marker midway through the third, though, and then Michael McNicholas wristed home a rolling puck on a partial breakaway 30 seconds later to ice the win. Vandekamp said the team was focusing on trying to get a lot of shots on goal by driving the net and simplifying the offence.

“And we did that, I thought. A lot of our attack was that way…” he said. “The puck on the net with a lot of traffic going to the net. I thought the guys did a nice job of buying in to that approach.” Fitzgerald said he liked his team’s effort and energy. “It was a little bit of an up-and-down game. It wasn’t a perfect game,” said the team captain. “Too many turnovers, too many odd-man rushes. But I think our biggest successes came when we did things simple,

stuck to the systems and worked them down low and created chances off the forecheck.” McNicholas said simple hard work was one of the keys. “I think we came out stronger this game and that’s how we should play for the rest of the season, really,” he said. The win gives the Clippers momentum, McNicholas said, as they prepare to play road games Friday (Dec. 14), Saturday and Sunday in Chilliwack, Penticton and Trail, respectively.

“ H o c k e y ’s a g a m e of momentum and we needed a win tonight to turn things around,” said Fitzgerald. “We were in a bit of slump and climbing out of that slump is never an easy thing. But we can only go up from here.” ICE CHIPS … Shots in Sunday’s game finished 45-34 in favour of Nanaimo … Next home game for the Clippers isn’t until Jan. 5, when it takes on the Powell River Kings … For ticket information, please call 250-751-0593 or visit www. nanaimoclippers.com. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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Weinreich wins, maintains lead Curling skip Kevin Weinreich and his team picked up another win to remain alone atop the Christensen Collision Cash League standings. Weinreich (8-1) defeated Mid-Island Auto’s Brenda Ridgway 8-3 Thursday at the Nanaimo Curling Centre. The night’s best game saw the Investors Group team prevail 10-9 over Jim Newlands’ rink in an extra end. In another close match, Mike Kenefick’s Harbour Chandler team edged Nicole Backe’s team 5-4. Kalia Van Osch and her team won 8-2 against the AC Taxi team skipped by Garry Smith.

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The Nanaimo Clippers were able to accomplish a lot in just one game this weekend. They bumped a slump, built some momentum, scored goals, entertained the fans and won the game. The city’s B.C. Hockey League team defeated the Surrey Eagles 5-2 on Sunday afternoon at Frank Crane Arena. Nanaimo (15-11-0-2) had lost three straight going into the weekend and found itself up against a Surrey team (17-9-0-2) that has been on a roll. The Clippers don’t generally like to trade chances up and down the ice with opponents, but on Sunday, they were able to win that way. “It was sloppier than we wanted it to be, that’s for sure,” said Mike Vandekamp, Clippers coach. “But it was entertaining … We needed a win, and scoring some goals was nice.” The Eagles scored on their first shot of the game, but midway through the first period, Clippers call-up Michael Fretz fulfilled his coach’s pre-game premonition that an affiliate player would score a key goal. Trevor Fitzgerald and Brenden Forbes scored second-period goals for Nanaimo. The start of the third saw

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Bucs come one period short of perfect weekend The Nanaimo Buccaneers’ hot streak was stopped by their neighbouring rivals. The city’s Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League team lost 5-3 to the Oceanside Generals on Saturday night in Parksville. The outcome halted a three-game win streak for Nanaimo’s junior B club and kept the Buccaneers from sweeping three games in three nights. The Bucs looked set to accomplish the feat, as they went into

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United, missing a handful of players, knew it would be tested, and it was. Gorge jumped out to a 2-0 lead before United was able to make it 2-1 before halftime on an own goal by the visitors. Nanaimo came out and carried the play in the second half and got the tying goal on a long shot from Atsuto Matsumoto. United continued to press for

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High school gyms will be bursting with basketball. The season got underway a couple of weeks ago, but now it’s really getting into full swing, with senior boys’ league play beginning today (Dec. 11). The senior AA boys’ league includes five local teams this year – the Wellington Wildcats, Woodlands Eagles, Cedar Spartans, Nanaimo District Islanders and Barsby Blazers – all in action tonight. Wellington’s senior boys played tournament games this past weekend, participating in the St. Michael’s University School jamboree on Friday and Saturday. Welly lost 68-56 to Lambrick Park to open the tournament, then fell 78-54 to host SMUS before finishing the weekend with a 48-47 victory over Mark Isfeld. Also in action this past weekend were the Dover Bay Dolphins senior AAA girls, who hosted a tournament at the Dover Bay Secondary School gym. Dover started the tourney Friday with a 65-30 win over Parkland, but got rolled over in the semifinals 72-29 by the Mandurah

Magic, a touring team from Perth, Australia. Dover’s girls defeated G.P. Vanier 67-59 in Saturday’s third-place game. McKenzie Nicks led the Dolphins in scoring all three games, with 21 points, 15 points and 22 points, respectively. Jenna Ziemanski tallied 19 in the win over Parkland and 17 in the win over Vanier. Madison Rushton scored 10 against Vanier. Dover coach Dale Nicks said after the Parkland game that his team found a way to have success against a taller team. “Once we started running and our trap started to work, I think they started to get confidence and with that success they started to roll,” he said. GAME ON … Dover’s senior AAA girls host Carihi tonight (Dec. 11) at 5:30 p.m. … Tonight’s feature senior AA girls’ game sees Woodlands host Barsby. Also tonight, Cedar hosts Kwalikum, Wellington hosts Isfeld and NDSS hosts Ballenas. All those games tip off at 5 p.m. … In senior AA boys’ league play, the Blazers host the Wildcats, the Spartans host the Islanders and the Eagles travel to play the Ladysmith ’49ers. The games tip off at 6:30 p.m.

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Sports camps planned over holidays Kids can burn off some of that gingerbread rush with multi-sport day camps over the holidays. PacificSport and the City of Nanaimo’s parks and recreation department are hosting a pair of XploreSportz camps Dec. 27-28 and Jan. 3-4. Children ages 7-12 can participate, and will get a chance to play and also learn fundamentals of up to eight sports led by community coaches. Catharine Edwards, PacificSport’s program coordinator, said the camps are a great way to introduce children to a variety of different sports, including less mainstream ones.

“Each sport is introduced in a manner that places the focus on exploration and fun,” said Edwards in a press release. “This approach makes XploreSportz camps … great for both athletic and non-athletic children.” Some of the sports planned are lacrosse, soccer, bounceball and athletics. Home base for the camps will be the Centennial Building at Beban Park. Registration for a two-day camp is $52, which includes a T-shirt and morning and afternoon snacks. For more information, please call 250-740-6572 or e-mail cedwards@ pacificsport.com.

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